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County commissioners differ

on pay increase and term limits

Critics say term limits would benefit community

By D. Kevin McNeir

Florida voters will need to do a lot
of homework prior to the General
Election on Tuesday, Nov. 6th. Not
only are there numerous contests
for federal, state and local offices.
but there are a record number 11

constitutional amendments some
with language so complicated you
may need a legal expert to translate
- and many local referendums on
the ballot.
Early voting runs for eight days -
from Sat., Oct. 27 thru Sat.. Nov. 3.
And here in Miami-Dade County. af-
ter a final report was submitted by

a Charter Review Task Force to the
county commissioners, it appears
that once more voters will be asked
to weigh m on a subject that conun-
ues to dominate discussion char-
ter reform.
What's so bad about term limits?
One of the more highly debated is-
sues has been whether to tie term
limits with a raise in commissioners'
Please turn to PAY 8A

FAMU faults

drum major for

his own death
By Gary Fineout ,1
Associated Press

Florida A&M University [FAMU],
which has been rocked by a hazing
scandal for nearly a year, insists in
legal papers filed Monday that it is
not to blame for the tragic death last ,
year of drum major Robert Cham-
pion. The university maintained that
it was Champion, not the school,
who bears the ultimate responsibil- CHAMPION
ity for his death. Champion died
last November after he was beaten by fellow members of the famed
Marching 100 band aboard a charter bus parked outside an Or-
lando hotel.
Th-e Liiversity as erts that the 26-:,ear-old Champloru w' as a top
Please turn to FAMU 4A

Miami-Dade Democrats get

"fired up" for Barack Obama

Say there's no room for complacency

By D. Kevin McNeir

After a successful Demo-
cratic convention last week
and with the latest polls show-
ing that President Barack
Obama has increased his lead
from three to six points over
his rival for the White House
- Republican candidate Mitt
Romney local Democrats

are energized and ready to go. With
just 56 days remaining until
Election Day. the,, met
on Monday night at the
American Legion Hall
on NE 7th Avenue for
a rallx with one goal,
they say. to stress the
urgency of main n
sure all eligible v\ot- LY
BULAD ers are registered and
aware of what's at stake in the

here in Miami-Dade County say they upcoming election.

"i've lived here since 1969 and have
never witnessed an election .as, im-
portant as this one," said Louella L.
Grayson, 89. "We have to fight, hard
and make sure that President
Obama is reelected. Miami-
Dade's Democrats have led
t the wayv in many of the prel\i-
ous elections. We cannot a.f-
ford to sit on our hand '
Richard L'.decker Esq
A. bt chairman cf th: I Mian-ii-Dade
:KER Democratic Party said their
monthly meeting was turned into a
Please turn to FIRED UP 6A


Urban League cuts ribbon on homes

Former housing eyesore
gets needed makeover -.- ,'.-
By Malika A. Wright
mwright@miamiitimesonlnlize .co..

Teachers picket outside the Chicago Public Schools
headquarters on Sept. 10.

26,000 Chicago

teachers strike

Parents struggle to keep kids busy
By Judy Keen
CHICAGO Faced with public school teachers on strike
here for the first time in 25 years, parents and school ad-
ministrators are scrambling to find ways to keep almost
400,000 students occupied and safe.
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy took of-
ficers off desk duty and put them on the streets to deal
with protesters and liberated students. There have been
366 murders here through Sept. 2, up from 282 at this
time in 2011.
Please turn to STRIKE 8A

Several Liberty City community leaders,
residents and community developers gathered
at 1521 NW 61st Street on Monday, Sept. 10
to witness the ribbon cutting and unveiling of
M&M Maison I Townhomes. The new affordable
housing is the result of a team effort between
the Urban League of Greater Miami and the
New Urban Development, LLC.
Please turn to MAKEOVER 6A

-MiamiTimes photo/Maleka Wright
Liberty City marked the opening of renovated homes on NW 61st Street thanks
in part to the Urban League of Greater Miami.

Democrats must consider Hispanics

By DeWayne Wickham
As their highly successful
convention drew to a close,
Democrats and a lot of
political pundits could be
heard talking about what
comes next.
Not next in terms of the cur-
rent presidential campaign,
the one that pits Mitt Romney
against Barack Obama. By
next, I mean the White House

Race four years
from now. Re-
:f gardless of the
outcome of this
Year's contest,
1 Democrats will
field a new can-
WICKHAM didate in 2016,
and the talk
already has turned to who will
be the party's standard bearer
in that race.
But unlike the Obama

focus on the
future, the
early betting
on the party's
next presiden-
tial candidate
CASTRO seems to be
rooted in the
past. The people who get men-
tioned most often and most
prominently are Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton, Vice

President Biden and New York
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. On the
second tier of this retro list
are Maryland Gov. Martin
O'Malley, Sen. Mark Warner of
Virginia and Sen. Amy Klobu-
char of Minnesota.
Back in April, a Public Pol-
icy Poll made Clinton a huge
favorite to win the Democratic
Please turn to 2016 6A

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To succeed Black boys

need some tough love
It's "time out" for blaming society for all of the ills con-
fronting young Black men in America. As much as we
realize that there are countless numbers of unfair ob-
stacles placed in the paths of our young brothers, we are un-
willing to join the pity party and admit defeat.
The simple fact is a growing number of Black boys, teens
and young men are opting for traveling along Easy Street,
searching for that so-called avenue to success. Most of them
are fully aware that this road is not paved with gold. Rather,
it is almost a sure path to futility, incarceration and for many,
death. But the bright lights, shiny cars, bling-bling and the
desire for perfumed beauties persuade them that taking short
cuts is worth the risk.
Let's be real family the risks are not worth it. We have
more Black men in prison than we do in college. We have
more Black women raising babies alone than we have ever
had in our history. We have more young brothers selling ille-
gal goods on street corners than we have behind counters in
legitimate businesses, making an honest wage.
It doesn't matter if you live in Liberty City, Overtown, Lit-
tle Haiti or on Fire Island. We know the difference between
right and wrong. That is why we suggest a bit of tough love
with our young boys. It's time to tell our sons to pull up their
pants, open their school books and demand that they spend
their time with positive-minded people.
We have grown sick and tired of seeing young girls graduate
from high school and continue on to college while our young
men do nothing more than holler at these sisters from street
corners along the urban jungle.
The world can take just about everything from us except
our minds. Education is the one leveling factor in this world.
It can enable us to rise from obscurity, to move beyond pover-
ty and to even become president. We cannot afford to lose an-
other promising youth. It's time we stopped making excuses
for mediocrity and helped our young men become responsible
for their own decisions. They need our love but it's tough
love that will save them from themselves.

Obama is just a man but

the best man for the job
It has to be overwhelming being the first Black president
of the United States. Just consider the kinds of conver-
sations that we continue to listen to or participate in
at church, in barbershops and beauty parlors or at our own
kitchen tables.
As the Democrats met last week for their national conven-
tion and formally nominated Barack Obama as their candi-
date for the presidency, many of us were wagging our tongues
complaining about what he has not done for Blacks. Let's be
honest Obama was not elected to cater to the whims of
Blacks alone. In fact, had he relied solely on our votes, he
would be back in Chicago chilling with Michelle and the kids
along Michigan Avenue.
Obama won because he was able to cross ethnic, religious,
economic and social lines. Since then he's had the onerous
task of trying to please everyone at the same time. Even more,
he has faced a Congress of mostly blue-eyed, blond-haired
white men who are still wondering how in the heck a Black
man got into the White House in the first place.
They have made their mission crystal clear: We are going to
do whatever we can, legal or "slightly illegal," to make sure
he does not get the chance to take up camp for another four
years. So, we can let Mitt Romney take over. Or we can make
a stand, donate our dollars, get folks to the polls, reject Black
conservative madness and make sure we have a real chance
for equality in America. There's only man who cares enough
to make this a better country for all and he is not a Mor-

Gilbert has big shoes to

fill in Miami Gardens
T here was standing room only at the recent swearing-
in ceremony for Oliver Gilbert, who is now the sec-
ond person to serve as mayor in Miami Gardens -
the largest predominantly-Black city in the State of Florida.
With bands blaring, supportive brothers from Omega Psi Phi
"barking" and plenty of pomp and circumstance, Gilbert put
his hand on the Bible and took over the seat held for close to
a decade by Shirley Gibson.
And as is often the case during such acceptance speeches,
Gilbert promised to address the City's most troubling issues:
crime and unemployment. The good news is that he obvi-
ously recognizes and is willing to name two of the biggest
problems that have plagued Miami Gardens for quite some
time. As he considers how to tackle escalating gang activity
and other crimes, he and the city council members may need
to examine the pros and cons of turning over policing duties
to Miami-Dade County. The increase in crime some say is
simply too much for the smaller Miami Gardens Police De-
partment to handle. He has said he will add more cops but
that -like most things will depend on whether there are
funds available.
Gilbert also vows to bring jobs to the City and with no real
downtown area to speak of that he says he plans to develop
and given the platform on which he ran, he will have his
hands full. But there's an interesting relationship between
crime and jobs most experts say. As the unemployment rate
declines, so too do incidents of crime. So maybe Gilbert is on
the ri'lil track.
ConciturJi ila.itioni. brother. Now, as Arsenio Hall used to say
each night, "let's get busy!"

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The primary goal of the Demo-
cratic National Convention in
Charlotte, N.C. last week was to
highlight the sharp contrast be-
tween the policies of President
Barack Obama and Mitt Rom-
ney, his Republican opponent.
In the past, political conven-
tions were used to count dele-
gates to determine each party's
respective presidential nomi-
nee. That has changed in recent
years, with the ballot outcome
already determined by the time
thousands of delegates roll into
a city for the convention. Today,
the speeches are directed at mil-
lions watching on television, the
Internet or a mobile device, not
the people sitting in the conven-
tion hall.
Republicans concluded their
national convention in Tam-
pa and for the first time in 60
years, the GOP nominee didn't
make the argument that his
party will do a better job in for-

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SB'' EUGENE ROBINSON, eugeneroblsonr@washingronposL cor

The tale of two conventions favors Obama

Judging by the party conven-
tions, you'd wonder why this
election is even close. In Tam-
pa, despite some unexpectedly
amateurish stagecraft, Republi-
cans put on a credible display of
unity and resolve. No one could
come away doubting that the
party very much wants to defeat
President Obama in November.
But I think it's fair to con-
clude the GOP's emphasis is on
"Defeat Barack Obama," rather
than on "Elect Mitt Romney."
And many of the party's rising
stars, judging by their conven-
tion speeches, seem to believe
it's likely that Romney will lose.
Coming to Charlotte, I ex-
pected to see a party on the de-
fensive. Instead, Democrats or-
chestrated a convention that felt
strikingly focused and spirited.
Speakers relentlessly empha-
sized the "Reelect Obama" side
of the equation, relegating "De-
feat Romney" to second billing.
The oratory was superior, the
visuals were more telegenic and
there were no Clint Eastwood

You can't conclude that, just
because the Democrats' three-
day infomercial was better than
what the GOP put on, Obama
is going to win. But even if the
conventions aren't remotely as
important as they once were,
they're not meaningless. They
do say something, and this year
the message for Democrats is
decidedly hopeful.
Thematically, however, there

Marco Rubio of Florida both,
not coincidentally, seen as po-
tential presidential candidates
in 2016, should Romney lose.
It was hard to imagine why they
- and several other speakers -
would give such priority to their
own political prospects if they
really believed Romney would
be occupying the White House
for the next eight years.
In Charlotte, by contrast,

oming to Charlotte, I expected to see a party on the de-
fensive. Instead, Democrats orchestrated a convention
that felt strikingly focused and spirited. Speakers relent-
lessly emphasized the "Reelect Obama" side of the equation, rel-
egating "Defeat Romney" to second billing.

was a meandering quality to
the Tampa convention. In large
part, this was due to the deci-
sion by some of the marquee
speakers to spend more time
talking about themselves and
their accomplishments than
about Romney.
I'm talking about New Jersey
Gov. Chris Christie and Sen.

there was no freelancing. Every
speech centered on one of two
clear themes: why voting for
Obama and the Democrats is
right and why voting for Romney
and the Republicans is wrong.
Clinton's embrace of Obama
- political during the speech,
physical when Obama walked
onstage at the end was com-

plete and unresepr'. ed Might the
former president, totally by co-
incidence, have also begun to
lay the ground for a presidential
run by Hillary Clinton in 2016?
If so, I think he just wrapped up
Obama's support.
And for all the talk of an "en-
thusiasm gap" favoring Repub-
licans, the energy levels inside
the two arenas tell a different
story. It's not that the Tampa
hall lacked enthusiasm; it's that
the Charlotte hall seemed ab-
solutely on fire. Maybe it was
desperation among Democrats
who realize that Obama could
possibly lose. Maybe it was the
acoustics. Whatever the reason,
I don't know anyone who didn't
notice the difference. Conven-
tions don't win or lose elections,
but they can help or hurt. This
tale of two cities says that Presi-
dent Obama has had a very
good couple of weeks.
Eugene Robinson is a Pulitzer
Prize-winning newspaper col-
umnist and the former assistant
managing editor of The Washing-
ton Post.

Time to knock down our voting obstacles
Millions of Blacks and millions in federal and state prisons, violation of the 1965 Voting that these system
of other Americans who know the court system today is not Rights Act. to suppress our
the essential power and respon- looked upon in general with a Another problem was that indications of h.
sibility of voting are welcoming great deal of confidence that the new ID cards would only be and precious ou
the decision just made by the equal justice will be served. In available at the office of the Tex- are in determining
U.S. District Court in Washing- striking down this particular as Department of Public Safety America. We need
ton, D.C. A three-judge federal repressive legislation, the Court (DPS), which means that some ing a strong mom
panel overturned the Texas vot- panel stated that the Texas Texans would have to pay the the November 2(
er suppression law that unjustly law imposed, "Strict, unforgiv- cost of travel for more than 200 Voter suppression
required voters to present gov- ing burdens on the poor" by miles just to get to the DPS of- consequences. We

ernment-issued photo identifi-
cation or to acquire special pho-
to voter ID cards before having
the right to cast a vote in state
and federal elections across the
state. This is a victory for vot-
ing rights and for the civil rights
A half-century ago, the feder-
al courts were used to enforced
social and political change. But
during the last two decades
or so, the courts have been
stacked with ultra conserva-
tive judges who have sought to
dismantle some of the gains of
the civil rights movement. And
given the fact of the dispropor-
tionate incarceration of Blacks

Voter suppression has political consequences. We will
not bend on this issue and we will not relent. Now is the
time to vigilant and active. The court ruling is now being
appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

charging fees to those poor and
minority voters to obtain birth
certificates as a prerequisite to
getting the special photo voter
ID cards. Texas Gov. Rick Per-
ry and Texas Attorney General
Greg Abbott argued unsuccess-
fully that the Texas legislature
had the right to enforce the new
Texas law that was an obvious

fice. What really defies common
decency, equal justice and fair-
ness is the repressive attitude
and actions of governors like
Perry who continue to show a
fundamental disdain for the
Voting Rights Act.
There is so much at stake
in the upcoming national elec-
tions. We, therefore, should see

latic attempts
votes are only
ow important
r votes really
g the future of
to keep build-
entum toward
)12 elections.
i has political
e will not bend

on this issue and we will not re-
lent. Now is the time to vigilant
and active. The court ruling is
now being appealed to the U.S.
Supreme Court. In the mean-
time, we should not only take
notice of the legal victory thus
far, but also we need to take ac-
tion in every voting precinct to
increase voter registration and
mobilization. Keep alert. Let's
fight this in the courts and in
the voting booths. Let's win
more victories for freedom, jus-
tice and equality.
Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. is pres-
ident of the Hip-Hop Summit Ac-
tion Network and Education On-
line Services Corporation.

eign affairs. Obama took that
issue away from Republicans
by ending U.S. involvement in
the war in Iran, bringing troops
back from Afghanistan and ap-
proving a mission that resulted
in the death of Osama bin Lad-
With shifting U.S. demo-
graphics, the Tampa gathering
may be the last national politi-
cal convention that Republicans
or any other party can make a
race-based appeal to White vot-
ers. Despite token appearances
by former Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice and Artur Da-
vis, a former Democratic con-
gressman from Alabama who
couldn't carry his on precinct
in his bid for governor, Team
Romney made a major appeal
to its base. And the selection of
Paul Ryan as his running mate
served to underscore that point.
The problem for Republicans
is that the election will largely

be decided by undecided inde-
pendent voters. And Romney,
a Massachusetts moderate-
turned-conservative, can't af-
ford to appeal directly to that
group without alienating ardent
conservatives already suspi-
cious of him.
Except for a speech to the
NAACP annual convention in
Houston, Romney has done
little to appeal to Black voters.
Not that it would do him much
good. By comparison, George W.
Bush captured 11 percent of the
Black vote in 2004. Both Obama
and Bill Clinton were elected
president without receiving a
majority of the white vote. And
Obama can do it again this year.
Of course, it's impossible to
bring about change by yourself.
And Obama was naive to believe
that he could single-handedly
change the political bickering
in Washington. The party out of
power is always plotting to re-

'hope' "
gain control. However, Repub-
licans reached a new low when
Senate Minority Leader Mitch
McConnell announced before
Obama was sworn in that his
top priority was to make sure
Obama was a one-term presi-
dent. And Republicans have
sought to block Obama's major
initiatives, including his signa-
ture Affordable Care Act.
The test this week for Obama
now is to demonstrate that he
isn't the same naive former U.S.
Senator he was four years ago
in Denver. With Republicans
hell-bent on not seeing Obama
return to the White House, he
needs to show that he has more
than just the audacity of hope.
George E. Curry, former editor-
in-chief of Emerge magazine, is
editor-in-chief of the National
Newspaper Publishers Associa-
tion News Service (NNPA) and
editorial director of Heart & Soul


Obama needs to speak more than






Miami Times columnist, rjc@clynelegal corn

Now is not the time

for complacency we

must vote in November

The Democratic Convention
made me realize that L am not
alone, that I am not strange,
and that something is not wrong
with me, because I believe that
discrimination against women,
immigrants, minorities and ho-
mosexuals is wrong. I am not
alone in believing that our gov-
ernment should help the poor,
starving children and the elder-
ly. It seems that the conserva-

many others. He spoke of the
history of this country when
Blacks were prevented from vot-
ing by literacy tests, poll taxes,
and ludicrous questions like
how many jelly beans were in a
jar and how many bubbles came
from a bar of soap. Most impor-
.tant, he said we must'vote. We
must go to the polls to save this
country from the dark forces
that would prefer we move back-

Iam afraid that if good people stay home out of apathy or
laziness we will lose President Obama and Senator Nelson
and face four years of Mitt Romney. The State of Florida is
a battleground.

tives and Republicans have been
dominating television, radio and
the internet with negativity, ha-
tred, anti-immigrant animus,
anti-diversity animus and ho-
mophobia. I began to feel that
something was wrong with me
because I am a Christian, but
don't feel positive about a Re-
publican platform that wants, to
tell women what contraceptives
they can or cannot use.
There were many great
speeches from Julian Castro,
Michelle Obama, former Presi-
dent Clinton and of course
President Obama. It was an
emotional roller coaster with
Gabrielle Giffords reciting the
Pledge of Allegiance, a tribute
to Teddy Kennedy and ,Caroline
Kennedy reminding us that the
young have to 'keep pushing
this country forward. However,
the most important speech was
given by Representative John
Lewis' of Georgia, one of the
original 13 freedom riders, who
was beaten and nearly killed
fighting against segregation. His
speech was important, because
he reminded us, as a person of
living history that people strug-
gled, fought, bled and died for
our right to vote. He sounded
the alarm about the efforts to
suppress the vote in states like
Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Indiana, South Carolina and

These dark forces are so
against a Black man running
this country that they would
rather sabotage the economy,
so that he will not be reelect-
ed. These people have actually
plotted and planned to prevent
American citizens from exercis-
ing their most important right
- the right to vote. We see the
blatant suppression of .the vote
by our own governor, who wants
to limit the number of early vot-
ing days.
I am afraid that if good peo-
ple stay home out of apathy or
laziness we will lose, President
Obama and Senator Nelson and
face four years 'of Mitt Rom-
ney. The State of Florida is a
battleground. President Bush
"won" this state by 800 votes
and some hanging chads. In
the recent elections in August,
only 19 percent of Black voters
bothered to go to the polls. If
we follow the same don't give a
damn attitude in November, we
will surely suffer for the next
four or perhaps eight years. So
run, walk or even crawl to reg-
ister to vote. Get your absentee
ballots. Take'your grandmother,
neighbor and church members
to the polls. If everybody brings
10 people to the polls with them,
then President Obama will be
re-elected. It is that simple.

Are Blacks being forced out

of Spanish-speaking Miami?



Does anyone really care about the poor?
Although there is still a de- All of this talk about the that said we should be judged group of citizen
bate between those who say "middle class" leaves me won- on how we as a nation treat Obama "can't" s
"Happy Median" and "Happy during what politicians and the least among us? I wonder in support of E
Medium," despite the latter statisticians think about the if the folks in charge think and Mitt Rom:
being in the overwhelming poor or lower tier people in that by ignoring the poor they "care about the 1
majority, there is no doubt this country. All of the con- will just go away. does that leave u
that in today's parlance "me- versation and concentration We will hear much about As usual, it lea
dian" is the topic of conversa- are on the middle class. Of the middle class and how us on the side:
tion; but, it is definitely not ing the game and
a happy median. To the con- itt Romney's assertion about the poor having a safe- ing for one side
trary, the topic on the minds in spite of our ur
of many in this country is the ty net, therefore, he was "not worried" about them, of affairs. Regarc
decrease in, median income paints a very graphic picture of the antithesis of what happens in No
and net worth and that's this country should be about. Who was it that said we should be will wake up the
making a lot of people very judged on how we as a nation treat the least among us? ing and find our
unhappy. relative same sitL
The latest depressing report will persist until
came from the Pew Research course, the upper class is well both parties plan to help that have had enough
Center, titled, The Lost De- taken care of and, according group of people, but I'd like only then will Bla
cade of the Middle Class. To to folks like Paul Ryan, it's to know what their plans are empowerment n
no one's surprise I am sure, only significant when poor for the poor, some of whom forefront of our
it pointed 'out the dire straits people get freebies from the were pushed out of the mid- take the precede
of the so-called middle class, government, not Wall Street die class because of loss of serves and shou
citing that median household bankers and major corpora- jobs, housing foreclosures, for decades.
income had dropped 5 per- tions. or a reduction in the value of Jim Clingman,
cent, but even more impor- Mitt Romney's assertion their homes. The term "Un- the Greater Cinci
tant was the fact that median about the poor having a safe- happy Median" points to the American Chaml
household wealth had gone ty net, therefore, he was "not seriousness of the problems merce, is the n
from $129,582 to $93,150, a worried" about them, paints a facing this country, especially prolific writer on
startling 28 percent decline. very graphic picture of-the an- among Black and poor people. powerment for 1
Where do you fit in this statis- tithesis of what this country And right now no one is ad-. and an adjunct
tical dilemma? should be about. Who was it dressing this ever-expanding the University of


GOP has amnesia: "They "didn't build this"
The Republican National does government justify this? built it." Still, the Republi- banks nearly $
Convention's theme was, "We The infusion of all those big can Stance seems to be a pur- .bail themselves
Built This." But it begs the spenders might bring money poseful amnesia, an attempt built an unem
question, 'What .exactly did to local venders and tax dol- to ignore the many ways gov- that continued
these Republicans build with- lars to the community. I'd like ernment facilitates the build- .the leadership
out government help?' They to see the accounting. ing that they claim they do. sor, President B
don't even go to work every day President Obama is right Congressman Paul Ryan, Bush built a cc
in our nation's Capitol without to talk about the way all en- Mitt Romney's running mate, leaving the sp
the help of unpaid enslaved terprise is interconnected peppered his speech with Obama. Romn<

people who toted rock and
worked in hot sun to build our
nation's Capitol. It took until
2010 for our nation's leaders
to erect a plaque commemo-
rating this effort. We built the
Capitol? And it's isn't the same
"we" the Republicans are talk-
Republicans held their con-
vention recently at the Tam-
pa Bay Times Forum. This
is a convention center that
was partly built with govern-
ment money, to the tune of
$86 million. As the arena was
renovated to accommodate
Republican attendees to the
convention, no doubt govern-
ment funds were also used
for some of this. This is one of
the tax subsidies that Repub-
licans often decry. And how,

If Republicans want to know what "we" built, they need to
look back to the record of former President George W. Bush.
That president built a banking crisis and gave banks nearly
$800 billion to bail themselves out.

and the many ways that the
government role stimulates
business. Federal, state and
local government engage in
practices that subsidize busi-
nesses because they hope for
a return, or because they be-
lieve that there are benefits to
the community that may come
because of government invest-
ment. Most sports arenas and
fine arts concert halls have
some government investment
and hopefully nobody is run-
ning around shouting "we

slams on President Obama.
.Ryan has told us what he
feels about Medicare, but his
slam on government entitle-
ments ignores the work gov-
ernment has done. Who built
the roads? "We" didn't. Gov-
ernment.did, with the help of
well-paid contractors.
If Republicans want to know
what "we" built, they need
to look back to the'record of
former President George W.
Bush., That president built
a banking crisis and gave

s. President
say anything
Black people
ney doesn't
poor." Where
lives many of
ines, watch-
L even cheer-
or the other,
happy state
less of what
'vember, we
e next morn-
selves in the
nation and it
we decide we
h. Then and
ick economic
move to the
psyche and
Lence it de-
.ld have had

founder of
nnati African
ber of Com-
ation's most
economic em-
Black people
professor at

;800 billion to
s out. Bush
ployment rate
to soar under
of his succes-
larack Obama.
couple of wars,
lash back to
ve ahd Rvan:

Do you own the house your
party built, the house Presi-
dent Obama is trying to re-
pair? Will you claim the "we"
on this?
Republicans need to be re-
minded of who built. what
when they walk into our na-
tion's Capitol. Some folks ea-
gerly claim credit for their
quasi-accomplishments. Oth-
ers toil and it takes more than
200 years for our nation to
grudgingly-acknowledge them.
As a descendent of enslaved
people, that "we built it" rhet-
oric repels me.
Julianne Malveaux is a
Washington, D.C.-based econ-
omist and writer. She is Presi-
dent Imerita of Bennett Col-
Idge for Womenr in Greensboro,

Designer, North Miami Beach

"I do believe
so. From the
time I wash
able to get a
job, I would go
to an interview
and they'll say
you must be
bilingual. It's
as if Spanish
is the first language."

Student, Liberty City

"Yeah, I
think so. Hon-
estly all I hear
is that Blacks
are moving to
Atlanta and
Latinos are
getting all the

Retired cosmetologist, Miami

"No. Everyone :
wants to go up
north because
they thinkI
the neighbor-i
hoods are bet-
ter. It's the
same every-
where. I will
be remaining; I've lived here for
71 years."

Volunteer, Liberty City

"No. I. feel
that every-
one's nation-
ality is rec-
ognized in

Non-profit Coordinator, Liberty City

"Yes, it's like someone com-
ing into your
home as a
guest and
them telling
you to abide
by their rules.
Talk how
they talk and

Student, Mianmi

"The landscape of Miami-
Dade County
is changing.
As a young
educated bi-
lingual Ameri-
6an I feel that
I can't meet
my full poten-
tial in South
Florida. Although I am fully bi-
lingual my second language is
Haitian-Kreyol not Spanish and
Spanish is king here."

BY ROGER CALDWELL, Miami Times contributor, jet38@bellsouth.net

Rick Scott gun-ho to stop military

There is a contradiction in
what Republicans say and what
they do. At the Republican con-
vention there was an electronic
clock that showed how much
the federal debt increased every
hour. Governor Scott has been a
fierce 'critic of federal spending,
but before the convention, he
sent a letter to federal leaders in
the House and Senate to stop an
estimated $500 billion 10 year
reduction in defense spending.
President Obama gave a spe-
cial congressional deficit re--
duction super-committee the
responsibility to come up with
a way to cut the deficit by $1.2
trillion. The automatic cuts,
Known as the "sequester" are
part of last year's deal to raise
the nation's debt ceiling. Since
the super-committee could not

agree on a plan, the budget
would face an automatic cut of
$1.2 trillion over a decade, split
evenly between defense and do-
mestic programs.

waste and overspending in the
defense budget.
It appears that our governor
cannot make up his mind on
bringing down the federal debt

t appears that our governor cannot make up his mind on
bringing down the federal debt with hard choices or let the
deficit increase.

The automatic cuts were .a
bipartisan agreement made by
both Senate and the House and
is planned to start in January
2013. But Republican governors
and lawmakers are arguing that
the president is putting the na-
tion's security at risk if the cuts
are implemented. This argu-
ment makes no sense, because
everyone knows that there is

with hard choices or let the defi-
cit increase. Out of one side of
his mouth our governor is say-
ing our president is not doing
anything when he does some-
thing our governor wants to stop
the plan with other Republican
governors 'and lawmakers.
Scott goes around the state

and the world and tells everyone
that he is a job creator for Flor-
ida. But many Florida residents
remember that our governor re-
jected more than $2 billion for
a high-speed rail at the begin-
ning of his term and he is cut-
ting public jobs statewide. In his.
first year he cuit $615 billion in
the state budget and a large per-
centage was in education.
With all the problems in Flor-
ida, Scott has decided to advise
the federal government on how
they should spend their budget.
Instead of making military cuts
the governor suggests'a far more
responsible and sensible step
!toward balancing the federal
budget is repealing the Afford-
able Care Act.

I WPc@d1 POimO
Monroe County has agreed to does not discriminate against
end its holdout in an early vot- Black voters, he will follow the
ing stalemate but not due to requirements of the law. The
alleged threats from Governor caveat in this situation is that
Rick Scott-that he might remove Sawyer is a Republican like
Supervisor of Elections Harry Scott. But he holds to his view
Sawyer, Jr., from office. Sawyer that the Governor doesn't have
says if a court rules that the any business "sticking his nose
State's new eight-day schedule in elections."

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Jordan's summer youth program exceeds expectations
Miami-Dade County Com- is to keep a qualified group
missionerBarbaraJordan's of young people in District 1
29012 Sulmmer Youth Intern- who can heln nurtllre noal '

ship Program has wrapped
up with students touting the
program as "a once in a life-
time experience." From June
to August, 22 high school and
college students trained as' an
understudy to supervisors,
managers and even presidents
of businesses in District 1.
"This program gives stu-
dents the tools needed to
thrive and survive in the
workplace," said Jordan, who
implemented the internship
program in 2005. "My goal

businesses, while gaining real
workplace experience."
Phillip Nicholas, a senior at
Florida Memorial University,
is studying computer infor-
mation science: He interned
at EAC Consulting, Inc., an
engineering firm. .
"This internship was defi-
nitely educational and infor-
mative," he said. "It gave me
a wide range of experience
with different people who
held different responsibilities
within the corporation. I had


-Photos courtesy Comm. Barbara Jordan
'HARD WORK PAYS OFF: After a daylong of planting greenery during the community service day, interns from Commissioner Jor-
dan's summer youth program took a moment to marvel at their work.

Left: Commissioner Jordan gives the 2012 class of summer
interns words of wisdom during the closing ceremony. Students
attended a luncheon with their supervisors from various busi-
nesses throughout,District 1. Right: Students participated in the
Community Service Day project, where they planted greenery at
Country Village Park.

a chance to sharpen my skills
which will help me in the
Each internship was a paid
position by strategic busi-
ness partners and lasted for
eight to 12 weeks. To enter
the program, students were
required to have a minimum
GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale,
residency in District 1, 16-21
years of age and the ability to
work 20 to 40 hours per week.

Students were.chosen from a
pool of more than 200 candi-
dates who had to demonstrate
leadership, perseverance, and
Nefferteria Williams, a
senior at Florida A&M Univer-
sity, was stationed at Sun Life
Stadium, home of the Miami
Dolphins. She got an opportu-
nity to see urban planning in
"I learned the significance

of viewing events and issues
long-term," said Williams, who
is majoring in psychology. "I
now realize that having a job
is not only about the income,
but it is about having a career
that will make an individual
economically stable and per-
sonally fulfilled."
Other companies partici-
pating in the Summer Youth
Internship Initiative included:
Antioch Missionary Baptist

Church, Dade County Fed-
eral Credit Union, El Dorado
Furniture, Experience Avia-
tion, Fontainebleau Aviation,
Genovese Joblove & Battista
P.A. Attorneys-at-Law, Lehm-
-an Hyundai Subaru, Miami-
Dade Expressway Author-
ity, North Dade Community
Development, Orange Bowl
Committee, Orion Jet Center
and Warren Henry Automo-
biles Inc.

Monestime leads way for County-based businesses

The Board of County Com-
missioners unanimously ad-
opted a new law recently that
significantly, helps locally-
headquartered businesses ob-
tain County contracts.
An ordinance sponsored by
Commissioner Jean Mones-
time, District 2, and adopted
by the Board allows locally-
headquartered businesses to
participate in additional ne-
gotiations with the County
if their bids on contracts fall

Commissioner, District 2

within 15 percent of a non-lo-
cal vendor's lowest bid. Simi-
larly, additional negotiations
will be held for locally-head-
quartered businesses whose
bids fall within five percent of
local vendors.
Thanks to the new pro-
curement rules, locally-head-
quartered businesses could
compete head-to-head with
outside firms in a best-and-
final-offer process to obtain
County work. This change

FAMU disavows fault in hazing

continued from 1A

leader in the band and he
should have refused to take
part in the hazing ritual.
"No public university or col-
lege has a legal duty to pro-
tect an adult student from the
result of,their own decision to
participate in a dangerous ac-
tivity while off-campus and
after retiring from university-
sponsored events," states the
lengthy filing by Richard Mitch-
ell, an attorney with the Gray-
Robinson law firm hired by
Instead, the university main-
tains that Champion who it
says witnessed others being
hazed that rlilgh on the bus -
consented to the hazing ritual
in order to gain respect among
fellow band members.
Because of that, FAMU wants
a judge to throw out the lawsuit
filed against the university by
Champion's f..rril', or at least
delay action on it until criminal

charges against Marching 100
band members are resolved.
The family also sued the owner
and driver of the charter bus
where the ritual took place.
"Under these circumstanc-
es, Florida's taxpayers should
not be held financially liable
to Champion's estate for the
ultimate result of his own im-
prudent, avoidable and tragic
decision and death," states the
motion filed by the university.

The legal filing represents the
first formal response that the
university has made in the wake
of Champion's death; which led
to arrests of band members, the
suspension of the famed band
for this football season and
the resignation of the school's
president. Twelve former mem-
bers have pleaded not guilty to
charges of felony hazing.
The suit was brought by
Champion's parents, Robert
and Pamela Champion of Deca-

tur, Ga. University trustees had
discussed trying to mediate the
lawsuit, but FAMU's response
may have doomed that effort.
Chris Chestnut, the attorney
representing the Champion
family, said the lawsuit needs
to go forward so that the uni-
versity is held accountable for
tolerating a culture of hazing
that> went unchecked for years.
"Someone has got to hold
FAMU accountable," Chestnut
said Monday. "We are now more'
committed than ever to litigate
this case to clear Robert's name
and eradicate the 'culture of
hazing for the safety of future
The university in the last
several months has instituted
a long list of new, policies, in-
cluding limiting the Marching,
100 to just FAMU students and
putting in new academic poli-
cies. Beginning in spring 2013,
students will be required to sign
an anti-hazing pledge before
they're allowed to register for

to the County's procurement
process could increase the
number of County contracts
awarded to businesses head-
quartered, in Miami-Dade. It
could, also result in cost sav-,
ifigs for the County, accord-
ing to a memo issued by the
,County Mayor.

This measure continues
Monestime's push to expand
contracting opportunities for
small and local businesses in
Miami-Dade County.
"This ordinance levels the
playing field between busi-
nesses headquartered in Mi-
ami-Dade County and non-

local firms seeking to win
County contracts," Monestime
said. "This is an added incen-
tive for businesses to locate
their headquarters' in Miami-
-Dade County and hire locally.,
When our locally-headquar-
tered businesses thrive, the
entire County:wins."

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Bill Veeck and

Enidell Smith

S ok on baseball

-,'racial barriers


By Ben Strauss

CHICAGO A welcome
breeze blew in from Lake
Michigan as the two older
women, one white and one
African-American, sat in the
garden of their South Side re-
tirement home and joked' and
reminisced about five decades
of friendship knit tight by the
game of baseball. I
Mary Frances Veeck, 91, is
the widow of Bill Veeck, the
gadfly who wreaked humor-
ous havoc as an owner of
three teams but was also in-
strumental in integrating the
sport 65 years ago. Wyonella
Smith, also 91, is the widow
of Wendell Smith, who took on
baseball's racial barriers as a
sportswriter in Pittsburgh and
in Chicago.
Both men are honored in the
Hall of Fame. Both are long
dead. But the bond between
the two women is still strong,
and as they proceed together
in the 10th decade of their
lives, they remain a charming
and enduring symbol of their
husbands' efforts to push the
sport forward.
They can, it should be noted,
also banter like ballplayers.
"That is just lovely," Veeck
said to Mrs. Smith as she
pointed to a dress that a young
woman nearby was wearing. "I
think that's something I'd like
to do work in a ladies' de-
partment store and help dress
the girls of today."
Mrs. Smith said, "I think
you'd be good at it."

They both laughed. Each
is in good health, although
lunch dates in the dining room
have replaced nights at the
ballpark. When they recently
met with a reporter, they each
wore pink lipstick and colorful
scarves and eagerly chimed in
when the talk turned to the
"I've always felt Bill never
got the credit about Larry
Doby," said Smith, crinkling
her nose, as she referred to
Veeck's decision to sign Doby,
a Black, to play for the Cleve-
land Indians just months after
Jackie Robinson made his de-
but for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
"He paid $15,000 for him
to the Newark Eagles owner,"
Mrs. Veeck interjected, refer-
ring to the Negro leagues team
for which Doby had been play-
"Effa Manley was her name,"
Mrs. Smith said. The Dodgers,
she added pointedly, "never
paid a dime for Jackie."
But if history beckons, life
still engages them. When the
Chicago White Sox, another
of Mr. Veeck's teams, won the
World Series in 2005, Mrs.
Veeck wrote the current own-
er, Jerry Reinsdorf, a congrat-
ulatory haiku. She was later
presented a championship
ring at a local restaurant. By
her side was Mrs. Smith.
Paul Dickson, the author of
a new biography of Mr. Veeck
I"Bill Veeck: Baseball's Great-
est Maverick") said he mar-
veled at how vibrant the two

women were during a recent
party for his book in down-
town Chicago. He said both
of them stayed into the night,
holding court.

"They were the stars," he
said. "Everyone wanted to be.
near them."
Their friendship dates to
1959. As Mrs. Veeck tells the
story, both women were in
Tampa, Fla., where the White
Sox, newly acquired .by Mr.
Veeck, 'were holding spring
Veeck overheard someone
suspiciously ask Mrs. Smith
about her manicure, wonder-
ing where she went to get one
in a Southern city like Tam-
pa, and was impressed with
the way she deftly swatted the
question away. "Hot damn,"
Mrs. Veeck recalled thinking,
"here is someone I could be

Wyonella Smith, left, the widow of Hall of Fame reporter Wendell Smith, and Mary Frances
Veeck, the widow of Bill Veeck, who was instrumental in integrating baseball 65 years ago.

Bill Veeck married Mary Frances in 1950.

friends with."
Smith said, "It was the be-
ginning of something very
She had met her future hus-
band while both were working
at The Pittsburgh Courier,
an influential Black newspa-
per. It was there that Wendell
Smith became an insistent
voice in urging the eradica-
tion of baseball's color line.
It was Smith who is credited
with recommending Robin-
son to Dodgers General Man-
ager Branch Rickey, who was
looking for someone with the
strength to integrate baseball.
And it was Smith who, with
the Dodgers' consent, roomed
with Robinson on the road in
his rookie year of 1947 while
continuing to write for The

Veeck was working as a
press agent for the Ice Ca-
pades when she met Bill Veeck
in 1949. Two years later, he
sold his interest in the Indi-
ans and moved to team No. 2,
the St. Louis Browns, where
he let 3-foot-7 Eddie Gaedel

have an at-bat and arranged
for fans to hold up placards in
the stands so they could vote
on in-game strategy.
He was relentlessly impro-
visational, but Mary Frances
was his match, even recon-
figuring some offices so they
could live at the stadium.
"There wasn't much Dad did
without bouncing it off Mom
first," Mike Veeck, one of their
sons, said.
From St. Louis, it was even-
tually on to Chicago, and the
White Sox. The team immedi-
ately went to the World Series.
Veeck, in full stride, unveiled
a scoreboard that shot off
fireworks and introduced uni-
forms with players' names on
the back.
He also went out of his way
to court female fans distrib-
uting orchids, improving rest-
rooms and it was at Comis-
key Park that he created the
Hall of Femme, a place where
women could gather after a
game while waiting for their
husbands to finish work.
"Bill realized wives were
coming to games and sitting
in the car waiting for these
guys to drink their beer and
write their stories," Mrs.

Veeck said. "That's when Bill
made the room for women. It
was fabulous."
And it was where Mrs.
Veeck and Smith socialized
and grew closer.
By then, Smith had estab-
lished himself at The Chicago
Herald American,, becoming
one of the first Black sports-
writers at a major city news-
paper. In 1961, he wrote an
article that documented the
second-class treatment black
major leaguers had to endure
in spring training, most nota-
bly in Florida, where they ate
and slept in separate, and in-
ferior, facilities.
Mr. Veeck was quick to re-
spond, persuading the Bis-
cayne Terrace Hotel to house
the entire White Sox team -
black and white for an ex-
hibition game in Miami. Mr.
Smith wrote a follow-up ar-
ticle that was headlined: "Sox
Break Hotel Color Barrier."
"I looked at Bill Veecl like
he was leading from the in-
side and Wendell from the
outside," said Billy Williams,
an Black player and Hall of
Fame outfielder.


Veeck ended up selling the
White Sox that year, citing
health reasons. He went on
to try his hand as a racetrack
operator, marched in Martin
Luther King's funeral proces-
sion in 1968, and then, in
1975, reacquired the White
Sox, embarking on one last
baseball hurrah. By then, Mr.
Smith had died of cancer.
Still resourceful, Mr. Veeck
persuaded Harry Caray, then
a White Sox broadcaster, to
start singing "Take Me Out
to the Ball Game." He also
reached out again to Doby
and made him baseball's sec-
ond Black manager. But by
1980, Mr. Veeck was gone
from baseball again and six
years later, he succumbed to
cancer, too.
When he was voted into the
Hall of Fame, Mrs. Veeck gave
the 1991 induction speech.
Smith was honored three
years later by the Hall for his
writing, and Mrs. Smith was
there to speak on his behalf.

And when Doby was induct-
ed in 1998, Mrs. Smith and
Mrs. Veeck went to Cooper-
stown, N.Y., for the ceremony.
The Veecks had been Doby's
longtime ally; the Smiths had
been the godparents of one of
his daughters.
"We sashayed up there to-
gether," Mrs. Veeck said.
Last year, the two women
moved into the same retire-
ment home, just miles from
where Comiskey once stood.
Many of their friends are
gone, Mrs. Smith noted wist-
fully. Mrs. Veeck has outlived
two of her children. But she
and Mrs. Smith have each
other, along with memories of
the lives they led, the antics
and the serious issues, the
victories and the disappoint-
"We remember things about
each other no one knows,
things even we sometimes for-
get," Mrs. Smith said. "Some
are serious and so many are
Mrs. Veeck said with a
smile: "We had two wonder-
ful men. And if they were still
around, they'd say the same
about us."

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Three injured in Park shooting sa

Will Optimist Club football program

be forced to shut down?

By D. Kevin McNeir

It was midway through the
third quarter on Friday eve-
ning at Miami's sparkling new
Gibson Park [401 NW 12th
St.] in Overtown when shots
rang out causing children,
coaches, parents and fans to
scatter. What had started out
as an exciting night for over
300 people set to watch a
matchup between the Over-
town -Community Optimist
Club and the Northwestern
Boys & Girls Club, ended up
in fear and confusion. How-
ever, it could have been much
According to City of Miami
police, three victims two
adults and one teenager -
were taken to Jackson Me-
morial Hospital after being hit
by stray bullets. Fortunately,
none of their injuries were life
threatening. Allegedly there is
a person of interest that has
been identified but no arrests

have been made.
"Many of our parents say
they have seen the person re-
sponsible for the shooting be-
fore and that he does not live
in Overtown," said Emanuel
"Pops" Washington, 54, exec-
utive director of the Overtown
Community Optimist Club.
"Everybody knows everyone
here. We hear that he is part
of a gang and that he mi-
grates all over the County. It
seems he got into a beef with
someone earlier in the week
and then ran into the same
person at the park. An alter-
cation occurred and he began
shooting. But bullets do not
have eyes."

Washington says there have
been several meetings with in-
dividuals including: key City
of Miami police officials, M-DC
Deputy Mayor Russell Benford
and CRA Executive Director
Clarence Woods. City Commis-

Director, CRA
sioner Michelle Spence-Jones
has also pledged to push
through legislation that would
make it a crime for unauthor-
ized citizens to possess guns
in City parks and playgrounds
- a move that was thwarted in
2011 when the State Legisla-
ture, bowing to NRA pressure,
passed a gun law that basi-
cally prohibited the City from
passing related laws.,
Woods says preventive steps
are already in place.

"We are going to do whatever
is necessary to make sure this
doesn't happen in Overtown
again," Woods said. "It doesn't
matter if things like this are
intentional or accidental we
have to protect our children.
We have to let criminal ele-
ments understand that there
will be no tolerance for gun-
fire at our games and in our
Both Woods and Washing-
ton say they have heard from a
number of parents all have
said they will not let thugs and
gangs deter them from bring-
ing their children to the park
for wholesome activities.
"We have almost 600 kids
involved in constructive activi-
ties everyday and our parents
want this to continue," Wash-
ington said. "They [parents]
are more angry about peo-
ple saying we should cancel
our remaining home games.
There's no fear in their hearts.
It's not Overtown's folks that
are responsible for this shoot-
ing. It's outside folks coming

into our home; We're
put a rein on this and
low it to escalate."

FAMU employee charged with frat

By Denise-Marie Ordway

The director of special events
at Florida A&M [FAMU] Uni-
versity has been arrested and
charged with eight counts of
fraud related to travel expens-
es, according to the Florida De-
partment of Law Enforcement.
Tammy Hamlet's arrest
comes months after the FDLE
began investigating the hazing
death of FAMU drum major
Robert Champion in Orlando
in November.
As officials began reviewing
the circumstances of Cham-
pion's death after the Florida
Classic football game, they dis-
covered information prompting
them to look into financial ir-

regularities connected
to the music depart-
ment and other areas
of the university.
Hamlet, 45, of Talla-
hassee, turned herself A
in to the Leon County
Sheriffs Office last
Monday night. She's

accused of submitting


events at FAMU since
2008 a position that
pays $83,190 a year,
according to the uni-
versity. Hamlet is the
latest in a string of
FAMU administrators
and employees who
have been forced out
or have faced public

eight fraudulent travel vouch- scrutiny as numerous prob-
ers, collecting $1,821 more lems at FAMU surfaced after
than she should have received Champion's death.
to cover her travel expenses. Last month, President
University officials last Tues- James Ammons announced
day sent Hamlet a letter in- his plans to retire in October.
forming her that they were But the school's board of trust-
firing her immediately. She ees asked him to leave imme-
has 21 days to seek an ad- diately.
ministrative hearing. Hamlet.- FAMU interim president Lar-
had been director of special- ry Robinson, released a brief

statement last Tuesday
let could not be reac
"The university conti
refine its processes a
cedures in an effort to
financial irregularities,
son said. "As a result
Hamlet's arrest, the un
will take appropriate
related to .this matter."
According to FDLE,
vestigators analyzed a
of travel-related charge
FAMU employees made
versity credit cards
July 2010 and June
They discovered "nu
discrepancies" in the
bursements .that Hamr
requested for travel exj

High profile drug smuggler gunned down
The convicted Colombian drug smuggler known as the "Godmother of
Cocaine," Gnselda Blanco, 69, was gunned down by a motorcycle-riding
assassin in Medellin, the Colombian national police confirmed. Two armed
riders pulled up to Blanco as she was leaving a butcher shop in her home-
town, and one shot her twice in the head, the Herald reported, citing a
report in El Colombiano newspaper. Police said they were investigating
the motive.

Cop serves sentence for stealing marijuana
A Florida detective was sentenced to 12 years in prison for conspiring
to steal marijuana from drug runners and divvying up the profits between
h:s friends. Lawrence Perez, formerly of the Hialeah Gardens Police De-
partment, used his power to pull over suspects with marijuana, steal their
drugs and then keep the proceeds. Perez and co-conspirators planned to
steal 15 kilograms of marijuana and more than 600 marijuana plants from a
grow operation. Perez also protected his friends in the drug business using
his access to police information.

Cop uses power to sexually harass women
A Miami-Dade police officer has been arrested for unlawfully detaining
female drivers, during his midnight shift last summer in order to have "sex-
ually suggestive conversations." 33-year-old Prabhainmana Dwivedi was
caught after he pulled over an undercover female officer, who reported he
"was flashing his light onto her breasts and between her legs while at her
vehicle. Dwivedi, a seven-year veteran of the MDPD, is charged with violat-
ing the women's civil rights by unreasonable search and seizure. He posted
$150,000 bond after being arrested at police headquarters last Wednesday.

going to Miss. hate crime to receive more charges
Snot al- A federal grand jury in Mississippi met recently to consider more hate-
crime charges in the death of a Black man who was run over by a white
teenager. Three white men have pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charg-
es in the death of James Craig Anderson, a Black, 17-year-old car plant
Ld worker who was run over with a pickup trucl, near a Jacl:son hotel before
id dawn on June 26, 2011. Deryl Dedmon, 20, who was driving the truck, also
pleaded guilty to state murder and hate-crime charges in March and was
y. Ham-. given two life sentences. Dedmon and two others, Dylan Butler and John
:hed for Aaron Rice, await sentencing on the federal charges. Anderson's family
filed a wrongful death lawsuit against seven people who were at the scene
nues to that night. The lawsuit says the three people wvho remained in the vehicles
nd pro- acted as lookouts.
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university Liberty City gets new homes

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Are Hispanics future of Democratic Party?

continued from 1A

Party's presidential nomina-
tion in 2016. But by then she'll
be 70. Biden will turn 74 shortly
after the.2016 election. Though
the other Democrats who show
up in the polls are younger,
they are almost all white and
not Hispanic.
That's a real political blind
spot for a party that needs a big
turnout of Hispanics the na-
tion's largest minority to help
Obama win a second term in
the Oval Office.
Ironically, Hispanics played
a major role at the Democrats'
meeting in Charlotte. Los Ange-
les Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
was the convention chair, and

San Antonio Mayor Julian Cas-
tro was a keynote speaker. In
introducing Castro, his identi-
cal twin brother, Joaquin a
Democratic congressional can-
didate called San Antonio "a
city on the rise that looks like
America tomorrow." In that city,
Hispanics and Blacks make up
a majority of the population,
and Hispanics are a major part
of its political life.

Soon Texas, where Blacks and
Hispanics are now 49 percent
of the population, will become a
swing state in presidential elec-
tions. And current swing states
such as North Carolina, Vir-
ginia and Pennsylvania will be-
come more reliably Democratic

as a growing Hispanic popula-
tion in those states combines
with Black voters to swell the
party's core constituencies.
That's what the future looks
like for Democrats. It's a fu-
ture in which young Hispan-
ics like the Castro brothers,
who are turning 38 this month,
and seasoned politicians such
as Villaraigosa, who will be 63
in 2016, will clamor to follow
Obama into the White House.
That their names aren't men-
tioned ahead of the usual sus-
pects from the waning era of
white dominance of Democratic
Party presidential politics is' a
failure of vision by pundits -
and signals a serious blind spot
by party leaders.
If Democrats want to be the

Local Derhs go on the offensive for Obama

continued from 1A

"pep rally" after members became fed up with local
and national efforts to suppress the vote.
"What the Tea Party is doing is in direct con-
trast to what protesters did before the American
Revolution," he said. "They refused to be taxed
without proper political representation. Now we
have forces that want to do just that to us. If they
have their way, they'll turn back the clock so that
the only people eligible to vote will be white males
that own property. Statistics show that would ef-
fectively eliminate a large percentage of Blacks,
women, students, senior citizens and immigrants
who have made the U.S. their new home. Many of
these groups vote Democrat. Add to that Governor
Rick Scott's efforts to purge voting rolls and you
see that there is a concerted effort to pick the vot-
ers he and his cronies want instead of the voters
picking who they want."

Other speakers at the rally included: former
State Senator Dan Gelber, ACLU Executive Direc-
tor Howard Simon and newly-elected president of
the M-D Young Democrats, Kyle Stevens. But. it
was the words of State Senate candidate Dwight
Bullard, the former state representative, that
drove the concerns of Black voters home.
"We must turn out at the polls in record num-
bers and not allow opposing forces to intimidate
us," he said. "Malcolm, Martin and Medgar all died
so that Blacks could vote. Sadly, we know people
in our own families and neighborhoods that don't
bother to vote. There's a lot at stake in this elec-

tion but the main thing we stand to lose is our
M-DC School Board Member Dorothy Bendross-
Mindingall agreed, adding that the Democratic
Party must ensure more equity and parity for
"We're [Blacks] going to vote Democrat but when
the election is over we want to make sure we begin
to get some of what we truly deserve," she said.
"It's all about power and people the Repub-
licans have the power but we have the people -
and we're going to get our people to the polls,"
said Elizabeth Judd. "If not, they'll take back ev-
erything for which we've fought and died to gain."

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party that looks like tomorrow,
they have to realize the future
starts now. For millions of His-
panic voters, it probably won't
be enough for their loyalty to
Obama to be rewarded in 2016
with just a convention title and
prime-time speaker's slot.
Julian Castro seems to have
signaled as much when he told
the National Journal that both
parties hadn't done "a good
enough job of outreach to the
Latino community."
For too long, the Democratic
Party treated the presidential
ambitions of Blacks as an an-
noyance that had to be tolerat-
ed. It should not make the same
mistake with Hispanics.

continued from 1A .

The rental complex has
30 units with prices rang-
ing from $578-$686 that are
comprised of 24 two-bed-
room, 1 1/2 bathrooms and
six one-bedroom, one-bath
configurations. Officials say
the complex is mostly full
but a few vacancies do re-
main. Section 8 tenants are
"This is just the beginning
of all the things we're going to
be doing in this community,
said Urban League president
and CEO, T. Willard Fair.
"We're going to transform it.
We're not leaving it. We're go-

ing to take it back."
Fair spoke of collective ef-
forts to help remove drug sell-
ing in the surrounding areas
and setting higher standards
for residents.
"This isn't just housing,
this is housing where we go
about the business of trans-
ifrrinin- the-'people who live
here," he said. -
Fair said there will be. an
after-school program for
the children with additional
plans in the future aimed at
helping adults get back on
their feet.
"1 am excited about open-
ing a new page in the lives
of more than 70 people," he

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By Gregory Korte taking $111.6 million of Obama's national fi- "Romney got the benefit of the
Obama's August haul nance team. floodgates opening up once he be- Ri- ecislo
WASHINGTON President ended a three-month He said Romney's came the presumptive nominee. -AY -
Obama is closing the fundraising win streak for Romney in numbers will start com- And now the waters have stabi- continued from 1A
gap with challenger Mitt Romney, which he out-raised the ing back down to earth lized, and now we have a more re-
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dential nominee by about $2 mil-
lion last month.
August fundraising numbers
released by both candidates Mon-
day show Obama taking in $114
million for the month and Romney

$78 million. big-money donors have
"These fundraising maxed out their contri-
numbers are showing butions. Obama has a
some very positive trac- OBAMA deeper well of smaller-
tion," said R. Donahue Peebles, a money donors, who can give more,
real estate developer and member Peebles said.

he said.
Monday's reports are the result
of voluntary disclosures by the
campaigns, so they highlight only
,those numbers the campaigns
want to focus on.

Obama, first lady honor victims of 9/11

By Olivier Know

The mournful tones of
"Taps" fluttered over the
South Lawn of the White
House as President Barack
Obama and first lady Mi-
chelle Obama led America
in a silent tribute to the
victims of the September
11, 2001, terrorist at-
tacks. The crisp, clear day
recalled the pleasant fall
weather the morning of
that national tragedy.
The Obamas walked
somberly out of the resi-
dence of the White House
and, flanked by hundreds
of staff, bowed their heads
at 8:46 a.m. 11 years
after American Airlines
Flight 11 slammed into the
north tower of the World
Trade Center. The first
couple placed their hands
over their hearts as "Taps"
played and a military ,

color guard dipped its flags.
Afterward, they turned,
clasped hands and walked
back into the presidential
The Obamas then trav-
eled to the Pentagon for a
9/11 observance ceremony.
"This is never an easy
day," the president told
an audience of active-duty
service members, families
of those killed and others.
"But it is especially difficult
for all of you, the families
of nearly 3,000 innocents
who lost their lives your
mothers, and fathers, your
husbands and wives, your
sons and your daughters.
They were taken from us
suddenlyand far too soon.
. As painful as this day is
and always will be, it leaves
us with a lesson that no
single event can ever de-
stroy who we are. No.act of
terrorism can ever change

what we stand for. Instead,
we recommit ourselves to *
the values that we believe
in, holding firmly without
wavering to the hope that
we confess. God bless the
memories of those we lost.
And God bless these United
States'of America.".
The attacks saw ex-
tremists from Osama bin
Laden's al-Qaida terror-
ist network hijack four
airliners to use as guided
missiles, crashing into both
towers of the World Trade
Center, the Pentagon and
a field in Pennsylvania.
America's response includ-
ed the late-2001 invasion of
Afghanistan, a war that is
now the country's longest,
and the March 2003 inva-
sion of Iraq. Bin Laden met
his end at the hands of
Navy SEAL commanders
in a May 2011 raid on his
compound in Pakistan.

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Chicago teachers enter second day of strike

continued from 1A

Chicago Public Schools arranged
activities, meals and supervision
forstudentsat 144 schools staffed
bynon-unionworkers,59 church-
es, 78 parks.and 76 public librar-

unions"havetoooften made plain
that their interests conflict with
those of our children" and noted
that Vice President Biden lastyear
told teacher union membersnot to
doubt PresidentObama'scom mit-
nenttothem SpokesmanJayCar-
ney said Obamahasn'texpressed
an opinion about the stnke.
School officials had no atten-
dance numrbersMnondayaftemoon,
but the weather sunny with
temperatures in the O7s might
have keptsome stLudentsou doors

instead of participating in indoor
Thirt srudentsregistered Ior free
progransatAdaS. lMcKinleC Com-
munityServicesin caseotastrike.
savs program director MNiguel Al-
varado. but only five showed up
"We're talking to parents, letting
them know that we're here." he
BackoftheYards Neighborhood
Council planned free movies, says
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pla.Ming video games or chasing
around the neighborhood." says
Maln r\ashington.36.\'hocouldn't
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salaries. And while some, like
Commissioner Dennis Moss, just
reelected for his sixth term, have
opted for such a proposal, other
commissioners have differing
"There are term limits called
elections that happen every four
years," he said. "If you're not do-
ing a good job, the voters will re-
place you .. We're doing things
out of fear and intimidation. I be-
lieve we should revisit the issue'
in a less threatening environment
and let the chips fall where they
Commissioner Bar-
bara Jordan adds that
term limits would be
-locking ourselves into
something that is dis-
"it takes awhile to
learn your district. the 1
system and to establish SPIV
relationships." she said.
-After four years in office you're
just moving ahead and building
a solid base The history of state
government is lost with term lim-
its and tends to only benefit the
state lobbyists '
Vice Chairwoman Audrey Ed-
monson believes that term lim-
its are not a blanket solution for
county government.
-if term limits are implement-
ed. experience and institutional
knowledge on the Board would be
eroded," she said. "The pros and
cons must be weighed to deter-
mine 'hat's best for the County
Overall, I am opposed to term lim-
However, Commission Jean
Mlonestime says he supports the
recommendations of the Task
Force and term limits.
-Term limits have always been
part of my philosophy; I think it's
good when we have fresh ideas
and new views on the Board." he
But two long-time instructors
from the University of Miami, Dr.
Gregory W. Bush, 63. associate
professor of history and Dt. Ddbh-
'aid Spivey, 64; professor.of-hrs;--

tory, both agree that term limits
are, in the end, not in the best
interest of the voters.
"It's a tricky set of questions -
when you have term limits you
are better able to vitalize local
democracy," said Bush. "A lot of
money goes to the incumbents
and that's unfortunate because
despite their expertise, it limits
real open debate on key issues
and tends to make it difficult for
qualified candidates to get elect-
"We need term limits in every
field of government even the
president of the U.S. has term
limits," said Spivey. "Just look
at how much time he's
spending on being re-
elected and campaigning
instead of getting things
done. We need our offi-
cials to focus on their job
and not on politics."
Other items that will
come before the voters
'EY include whether commis-
sioners should receive a
more equitable salary
that would also prohibit them
from outside employment
Jordan said she would rather
work for nothing rather than ac-
cept a salary based on the medi-
an income one of the propos-
als discussed by the Task Force
and the Board All four, however.
believe that citizens should have
the right to incorporate if enough
of them are of the same mind.
Bush and Spivey both say sala-
ries need to be made more equi-
table so that commissioners can
work full time and avoid "temp-
tation from outside sources."
"It may not-be popular here in
Miami-Dade County but in most
U S cities. elected officials can-
not have outside employment,'
Bush said "We need to do away
with the myth that this is just a
little nice job there's a lot of
work to be done. The minimum
salary can be disputed but we
should not allow commissioners
to be employed or supported by"
companies \ith whom the Coun-
ty does' business. No outside
em ployrmenptsilthe best move-lhe-
cause. it .kpcps people.A1on0t.." .

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Fannett Clark Lyons

thanks God she's 99


By Malika A. Wright

On September 14, Fannett
Clark Lyons will celebrate her
99th birthday with family and
friends. She believes her faith in
God is the reason she has lived a
long life.
The Miami Gardens-native has
endured through poverty, rac-
ism, segregation, the lost of love
ones and countless other obsta-
cles because of her love for God.
Through it all she has re-
mained outgoing, encouraging,
knowledgeable and warm-heart--
Lyons was born in 1913 in
Overtown to Bahamian parents,
Burke and Mary Smith. After
her father' s early death, Lyons,
the oldest of six siblings, quit
high school to work and help her
mother raise her siblings.
She remembers working an en-
tire day for $1.
"Everybody was so poor," she

said. "We didn't even have food,
but before the day was over,
something came our way. We
made it."
Lyons is the mother of four,
Leonard Clark, Rosemary Clark
Bethel, Franklin Clark and Mar-
vin Clark, who is now deceased.
She has 13 grandchildren and 7
great grandchildren and 1 great,
great grandchild.
One of her.proudest moments
was joining Mount Hermon
A.M.E. Church in 1959.
Last week, she was honored
for being a church pioneer.
Although her health hasn't al-
lowed her to be as active as she
would like to be, she used to be
very active in the church. She
was a part of choir #3, she.was-a
deaconess and a stewardess.
She used to love to dance and
'cook. Today, she enjoys watch-
ing "Dancing with the Stars" and
cheering on the Miami Heat and
Miami Dolphins.
Please turn to LYONS 10B

Rev. Smith: The church is

the people not the building

By Malika A. Wright
rr'riillli'lllini ll ltiil llllrl l 11

When most people think of a
church, they think of a build-
ing they go to on Sundays to
fellowship and hear the word
of God.
But biblically speaking, the
Slhurch is a group of people
who were called and baptized
in the name of Christ to teach
and live by His standards.
From the Pastor. choir mem-
bers, usher board. Sunday
school teachers, to the men,
women and children sitting in
the pews.
The church is its members.
This concept is very famil-
iar to Pastor Ronald Smith of
the Community Bible Baptist

Church in Richmond Heights,
He and about 300 church
members meet up at Doliih\
M. Wallace C.O.P.E. South
Center, a school for preg-
nant girls, on Sundays and
Wednesday for church ser-
vice and Bible study.
SAlthough they own a church
building, they have yet to have
church services in it. The
structure of the building is
complete, but the inside has
about 30-40 percent of work
left to be done, according to
"On 152nd street there
is our church building," he
said. "But God is building our
church because the church
consists of the people that are
Please turn to SMITH 10B

Miami Community

Leadership Forum

'i*ilding a connection that works

By Malika A. Wright
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Miami community members from
several underserved neighborhoods
came together to receive leadership and
community engagement training at the
Miami Community Leadership Forum
on Sept. 8 and 9 at the Joseph Caleb
Center. The event was hosted by the
Neighborhood Housing Services of South
Florida (NHSSF).
"Community members were able to
build a connection with other attendees,

and learn how leadership and engage-
ment can benefit them and the commu-
nity," said Latonda James of the NHSSF.
"Also, they were able to connect with
professionals to learn about strategies,
resources and best practices that they
can use to build leadership skills."
Instructors from the education sec-
tor,.non-profit organizations and private
sectors facilitated a series of workshops
on leadership training, self-exploration,
skills assessment and an overview of
how to understand community issues
and policies.

For the last eight years, NHSSF has
worked in the Brownsville area to help
revitalize and stabilize the community,
by informing residents on how to play
an active role in the development of their
neighborhood and collaborating with
residents and stakeholders to stabilize
neighborhoods and develop sustainable
"A lot of our work is focused on the
Brownsville community, but we under-
stand that Brownsville doesn't stand
alone," James said.
Please turn to FORUM 10B



God has rewarded her a long and good life

continued from 9B

This year, she stayed up late
to watch the Heat win the NBA
finals and the championship
Just as she did for the Demo-
cratic National Convention.

Richard Clark, her son, be-
lieves that since she has worked
so hard and has such a strong
faith, God has rewarded her a
long life.
"She has an abiding faith in
God and she shares it with her
family," he said. "It's something
we get from her."

He said having a relationship
with God is important to all
members of their family.
"My mom took care of us and
brought us all a long way, so
now our family wants to do the
same for her," Clark said.
Even though Lyons' partial
vision loss has made it diffi-

cult for her to read her Bible;
she still tries her best to read
it from time to time. She prays
and hears God talking to her all
the time.
She said every morning God
tells her "I woke you up again
and have blessed you; you and
your family."

Giving people a chance to empower others

-continued from 9B

At this event, they reached
out to not only Brownsville
residents but also others who
live in similar neighborhoods,
such as Liberty City, Little
Haiti, Wynwood, Allapattah,
Overtown and West Coconut
Dianne Hicks-Rolle, who

has lived in Brownsville for
13 years, said she enjoyed
the event. She was informed
about a lot of resources and
how to deal with negativity
when you are a community
leader. She said the NHSSF is
about empowerment, growth
and development.
"It teaches you how to em-
power yourself so .that you
can empower other people in
your community," she said.
Hicks-Rolle, a resident

board member of NHSSF, said
she got involved because her
community has a great his-
tory and she wants to see it
She said she thinks more
community members should
be involved in helping their
"You would be leaving a leg-
acy for the ones who are com-
ing behind you," Hicks-Rolle
Hicks-Rolle said she plans

on becoming more involved in
her community. She said she
believes that the information
given at the forum will help
communities develop.
The NHSSF is a hardwork-
ing company with good leader-
ship, according to Hicks-Rolle.
don't think they have a
hidden agenda other than to
be successful," she said. "The
members of this organizations
love what they are doing so
they work hard on if."

The arts unite everyone in our community

continued from 9B

Payton said it feels wonderful to
be back home in South Florida
and engage in the community.
She grew up in Opa-Locka
and attended North Dade Jr.
High School and Miami Carol
City Sr. High School. She has
recently'moved back to Miami.
Although she has some up-
coming projects in L.A. and
will be traveling a lot, she has
committed herself to being
more involved in South Florida
as the cultural ambassador of
the Miramar Cultural Center.
"I feel that God is going to
bless me wherever I am, and
I'm enjoying being back home,"

Payton said.
Camasha Cevieux, deputy
director of the Miramar Cul-
tural Center, said that they
selected Payton as the Cul-
tural Ambassador because
they wanted a face that people
would recognize and could
"Outside of her celebrity,
she's a Floridian and I think
people appreciate that," Cev-
ieux said.

Payton encourages everyone
to attend the upcoming events
at the Cultural Center, but she
especially wants the youth to
come to the theatre.
"Once you plant the seed, it

grows," she said. "When it's
grounded and you give it to
them, even if they stray away,
they'll always remember it and
come back."
She said she thinks there
are a lot of the. talented young
people in South Florida, and
she wants to make a greater
impact in the community.
"I think they do have the tal-
ent, they do have the courage,
the energy, the spirit and the
intelligence," she said. "Maybe
I can help bring some of that
She plans on producing a
show in Miami called "Second
Chance with JoMarie." She
said she's been offered to do it
in Canada and Tennessee, but

she wants to do it in Miami.
Miami is undeserved, espe-
cially in the Black community,
in showcasing talent, accord-
ing to Payton.
She is excited that the Cen-
ter is hosting very diverse
events this season. She men-
tioned some of their upcoming
events, such as the Chinese
circus, the indian dance, and
the Opera.
Payton thinks the Cultural
Center will bring diverse com-
munity members together.
"When a piece of art is beau-
tiful, whether its staged, its
music or whatever it may be,
special people appreciate it,"
Payton said. '"Nothing brings
the world together like the arts:"

Antioch celebrates

14th annual
memorial service

Antioch M.B. Church of
Brownsville cordially invites you
to the Memorial Service in mem-
ory of the late Rev.. J.W. Step-
herson, Sunday, September 16
at 10 a.m.
The church is located at 2799
N.W. Rev. J.W. Stepherson (46)
Street. Rev. Larrie M. Lovett II
is Pastor.


A community pastor: God

still fulfills His promises

continued from 9B

called for God's purpose."
Smith continues to lead his
church as they patiently wait
for the time when they will get
to praise God in their church
Although meeting at a school
has been limiting, Smith said
he believes that the church
has been growing.
About five new members
joined over the past couple of
months and other members
are becoming more involved in
the church.
Smith said his main focus is
developing Christian charac-
"Those who shall see Christ
will be just like Him," he said.
He also believes in going into
the community to evangelize.
There were times where he
and church members passed
out water and biblical verses
to community members and
knock on doors to evangelize,
according to Smith.
Doris Wheary said she was
very impressed when she

joined the church two years
ago, because they put a lot
of emphasize on praying and
reaching out to people.
She said her pastor is a com-
munity pastor because he not
only counsels and makes him-
self available to his church,
but he also counsels other
community members, too.
He's known for presiding
over funerals of community
members who don't have a
church home.
Smith grew up in the Rich-
mond Heights area. He at-
tended Glendale Missionary
Baptist Church for 29 years.
He served as a choir director
and a minister there. After
hearing God's call to start his
own ministry he started a com-
munity bible study in Rich-
mond Park. Within a year, on
Dec. 10, 2000, the Bible study
became a full church, accord-
ing to Smith.
Although it has taken the
church more than two years to
be completed, Smith remains
"God always fulfills his prom-
ise," he said.

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Black Baptists push'get out the vote' "

By Jim Burress

What was dubbed a press
conference felt more like
a Sunday morning mega-
church service at the Georgia
World ,Congress Center last
Representatives of the five
largest Black Baptist conven-
tions joined with the NAACP
to urge churchgoers to get out
and vote.
The topic: getting Blacks to
the polls.
"It makes it more necessary
and crucial that we help reg-
ister, educate and urge people
to turn out on Nov. 6th and
vote," said Dr. Julius Scruggs,
president of National Baptist
Convention USA, Inc.
Joining with leaders of other
Black Baptist conventions and
the NAACP, Scruggs called the
upcoming election one of the
most "critical" in our lifetimes.
But as subsequent speakers
addressed the several hun-
dred in the crowd, the rhetoric

Dr. Bernard Yates, presi- Dr. Julius Scruggs, presi-
dent of the National Primitive dent of National Baptist Con-
Baptist Convention. vention USA, Inc.

became a bit more heated.
"There is a distorted mes-
sage out there," said Dr. Ralph
Canty of the Progressive Na-
tional Baptist Convention.
F~e took to task a phrase Re-
publicans repeated through-
out their convention: "We
Built It."
"My response to that was

- 'Built what?' You didn't
build America. Conservatives
didn't build America. Repub-
licans didn't build America.
Blacks built America on their
And it's Blacks who are the
targets of new voter suppres-
sion efforts disguised as vot-
er ID laws, said Dr. Gregory

Moss, president of the Lott
Carey Foreign Mission Con-
Proponents of new voter ID
laws sweeping the nation, in-
cluding in Georgia, say they
ensure fair elections.
Moss took issue with that
"After spending millions of
taxpayers' money, they found
25 cases of fraud across these
United States. Somebody
lied," he said.
While a string of speakers
reiterated many of the same
points, they danced around
naming names.
Dr. Bernard Yates, presi-
dent of the National Primitive
Baptist Convention, didn't.
"I'm joining in ... to say that
Barack Hussein Obama de-
.serves another term of office."
Churches and their na-
tional conventions operate as
non-profit, 501-c3 organiza-
tions. As such, the IRS pro-
hibits them from endorsing
political candidates.

Eddie Long's

wife talks about

life in the storm

God will always be in control

through all life's many storms

By Katherine Weber

In a recent meeting with the
women's ministry at New Birth
Missionary Baptist Church, lo-
cated in Lithonia, Ga., a sub-
urb in Atlanta,
Vanessa Long spoke on the
struggles she endured during
husband Eddie Long's sexual
misconduct allegations in 2010
and her subsequent filing for
divorce in 2011.
"I .was in the'middle of a'
storm, and I got off the ship,"
Long metaphorically explained
ofher.marriage struggles to the
hundreds of, women attending
the Heart to Heart women's
ministry on Aug. 21. Long, an
elder at New Birth, told those
in attendance that while she
struggled with the decision to
divorce Bishop Eddie Long, af-
ter he was faced with multiple
accusations of sexual miscon-
duct with male minors in Sept.
2010, she ultimately chose to
return to her marriage and to
the New Birth family so she
could share her experience and
offer guidance for others.

"I realized that the best thing
I could do was to let you see me
as a woman, just like you. A
woman capable of making good
decisions and a woman capable
of making bad decisions," Long
told the audience, struggling to
hold back tears as she received
a standing ovation.
"Instead of condemning my-
self, I can use what happened
as an opportunity to minister
myself to someone else going
through a storm," Long :con-
Long received immense sup-
port for speaking to the Heart
to Heat ministry, with several
congregants on New Birth Mis-
sionary Baptist Church's Face-
book page calling her speech
'"powerful," "inspiring," and
"God is and will always be in
control. Some of us will leave
the boat during the storm, but
it takes a true virtuous woman
to get back on and conquer.'
Love you...First Lady Long,"
commented Rhonda Chapman.
Long announced on Dec. 2,
2011 that she would be ter-


Bishop Eddie Long and his wife, Vanessa Long, of New
Birth Missionary Baptist Church.

minating her marriage to hus-
band Eddie Long, who is the
senior pastor of New Birth Mis-
sionary Baptist Church.
Shortly after her announce-
ment, Long changed her mind
several times, releasing a series
of statements which both con-
firmed and denied her plans to
file for divorce.
Ultimately, on Feb. 13, 2011,
the divorce case was "dismissed
without prejudice," meaning
the case may be re-instituted
or re-filed in the future.
Long's divorce filing came af-
ter her husband was the sub-:
ject of five separate allegations

of sexual- :misconduct' \ith
male minors of his congrega-
tion in 2010.
Four of the five alleged vic-
tims. filed lawsuits against
Long in Sept. 2010. In May
2011, all four lawsuits were
settled out of court with undis-
closed terms.
It is worth noting that Vanes-
sa Long chose to speak on her
marital struggles nearly two
years to the date of her hus-
band's accusations of sexual
Long has been married to her
husband for 23 years. They
share three children together.

Archbishop of York John Sentamu, left and Archbisop of Can-
terbury Rowan Williams, are the two most senior clerics in the
Church of England. Williams head of the church and spiritual
leader of Anglicans worldwide, is stepping down in December.
Ugandan-born Sentamu became the second-most-senior cleric in

Archbishop: Job too

much for one person

The- outgoing Archbishop. of
Canterbury said his dual role
as the head of the Church of
England and spiritual leader
of the 80 million-member glob-
al Anglican Communion was
too much for one person and
should be divided in the future.
Rowan Williams, who steps
down in December, told the
Daily Telegraph he believed a
more presidential figure should
take on the wider role of guiding
the Communion, a loose federa-
tion of 38 national and regional
Discussions were under way
on an overhaul of the Commu-
nion's organisation that could
split the Archbishop's responsi-
bilities, the newspaper reported
him as saying in an interview
published on Saturday.
Williams' decade in office has
been dominated by the threat of
the Communion splitting over
same-sex marriages and the or-
dination of gay priests, and has
seen the failure of a peace pact
designed to unite progressive
and conservative Anglicans.
"Thinking back over things I
don't think i've got right over the
last 10 ,ears, I thinklit might
have helped a lot if I'd gone
sooner to the United States

when things began to get diffi-
cult about the ordination of gay
bishops, and engaged more di-
rectly with the American House
of Bishops," he told the paper.
A rift opened between Western
and African churches after a
Canadian Anglican diocese ap-
proved blessings for same-sex
couples in 2002 and U.S. Angli-
cans in the Episcopal Church
appointed an openly gay man
as bishop in 2003.
Williams, 62, had champi-
oned a compromise that re-
quired member churches to
agree not to act in a way likely to
upset Anglicans elsewhere, but
the pact was effectively scuttled
in March when the Church of
England voted to reject it.
"I think the problem though,
is that the demands of the com-
munion, the administrative 'de-
mands of the communion have
grown, and are growing," Wil-
liams said.
"I suspect it will be neces-
sary, in the next 10 to 15 years,
to think about how that load
is spread, to think whether in
addition to the Archbishop of
Canterbury there 'heeds-'tobe
s:'ome n-re presidential figure
who can travel more readily,
he added.

Gospel artists make history

with firstLive Nation tour

"To worship you I live," gos-
pel music star Israel Houghton
wails in soaring Marvin Gaye-
like tenor tones while accompa-
nying himself on piano during
a concert at Calvary Christian
Center in Sacramento. Wear-
ing a black beret, white shirt,
black button-up sweater and
blue jeans, he repeats the line
frequently during the simple,
sweetly reverent ode.
Houghton, one of the lead-
ing figures in the "praise and
worship" subgenre of African
American gospel music, begins
the down-tempo song without
additional accompaniment be-
fore his five-man band and five
backup vocalists, collectively
known as New Breed. Join in
to create a crescendo. The vol-
ume suddenly drops as he in-
vites the multiracial audience
of some 1,500 for a sing-along
of the wordless line "oh, oh,
oh, oh." Heads and hands are
raised as they sing it over and
,over. Tears flow down the faces
of many.
"Jesus," Houghton at one
point interjects in a whisper.
Unlike most traditional Af-
rican American gospel con-
certs, which often end in fast-
paced numbers with one-chord
vamps and incessant "shout"
rhythms that induce dancing in
the aisles and verbal delirium
believed to be the 'manifesta-
tion of Holy Ghost possession,
Houghton reverses the process.
His performance begins with
up-tempo tunes, some spiced
with hip-hop and Caribbean
beats, then shifts to slow num-
bers that lead to a more sub-

dued though no less spiritual
response from the crowd.
Houghton, who works two
weeks a month as a worship
leader at prominent televan-
gelist Jeff Osteen's Lakewood
Church in Houston and tours
with New Breed during the re-
mainder, considers "shouting"
to be "Pavlovian."
"It rings a chord of your child-
hood," Houghton, 41, says in a
church conference room before
the concert. "It reminds you of
Big Mama shoutin' and testify-
in'. It reminds you of moments
you had that were authentic
and genuine with God."
"Most people would define
'praise' as up-tempo songs
about God, and 'worship' would
be slower-tempo songs to God,"
he adds. "I don't subscribe to
that because I don't think wor-
ship has anything to do with
tempo. I think it has to do with
the placement of your heart."
The reaction to his music may
be different from that of tradi-
tional gospel, but Houghton
feels the source of the inspira-
tion is the same.

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Hip-hop star and dedicated
Christian Lecrae is enjoying an
exciting year after releasing his
first mainstream mixtape titled
Church Clothes and new al-
bum Gravity which is in stores
Sept. 4. The Christian Post
recently had the opportunity
to speak with the rapper and
found out what inspires him
and what he hopes to accom-
plish in the future.
Q: What are your goals with
your new album Gravity, and
what makes it different from
the rest of your projects?
Lecrae. My- goal with the al-
bum was to be consistent in
terms of quality music. 1 know
that my Christian fanbase typ-
ically has appreciated what I've
done artistically over a period
of time. I just really wanted to
make good art, and talk about
issues I think everyone can re-
late to and hopefully provide
some different solutions, hope
and inspiration. [I wanted tol
allow people to see that God
has really givn-" m ... a whole
different perspective.
Q: How did your collabo-
ration with up and coming
southern rapper Big K.R.I.T.
come about?
A: We have mutual friends
and it was relayed [to me] that
he really respects what I do. As
I listen to his Imusic]. I could
tell that that there's a spiritual
undertone and maybe he was
raised in a church environ-

Hip-hop star and dedicated Christian Lecrae.

I have conversations with
[people] every day where
there's people who have issues
and questions and wrestle with
the church and their views. [
think a lot of times Christians
don't have any non-Christian
friends, or friends who have
wrestled with church and so
they forget about what it was
like to be a non-believer and to
wrestle with [these issues]. In
talking to K.R.I.T. we were cool
with him putting that wres-
tle on wax and me just kind
of coming back and trying to
help. It was like recording a
Q: Are there any other big
collaborations in the works for
A: Every collaboration for me
is something that I really think
and pray through. There have

been a lot of unique opportu-
nities and if they're right, we'll
do them.
Q: Do you think it is al-
right for Christians to listen
to secular hip-hop?
A: Maybe for some and not
for others. I don't think it's a
sin [for everyone who listens].
It may be a sin for some and
not for others I know for those
of us who are critical listeners,
and we can listen to [music[
without being washed over,
than we may just appreciate
the art. [It's like as ifl 1 was
having a conversation with
a non-behever. I can have a
conversation with a non-be-
liever and Im not offended if
they cuss every five minutes.
It doesn't wash over me and
make me all of a sudden want
to start cussing, but to oth-

ers it might, and I would sa\ if
that's an issue for you I would
say don't [listen].
Q: Why do you think Chris-
tian rap is perceived as being
corny by believers and non-
A: There's no infrastructure
in terms of industry. So be-
cause there's no infrastruc-
ture, there's no gatekeepers,
and without gatekeepers every-
thing comes through the pipes.
There's no quality control, and
so anything and everything
makes it onto the websites and
radio shows. There's just no
quality control outside of the
DJ and the site post.
[You can] hear a dope art-
ist like Swoope right next to
some kid who's in his bedroom
who's never done music ever
and he just decides today he
wants to start doing songs.
And now all of a sudden his
song pops up on a website as
well. When people get a whiff
or hold of that it's like man,
this is whack- I think we tol-
erate it because we're so con-
cerned with message. [Chns-
tians] think that as long as
the message is good the music
can suffer, and I think that's
a gross misunderstanding be-
cause God definitely is a mas-
ter artist and it honors him"
when we take our craft sen-
Lecrae's new album Gravity
is now available in stores and
on iTunes.

Lecrae on new album, secular music

Study: Battlefield stress

Might be aging veterans

Most grandparents babysit to help their children and to build stronger bonds, two new stud-
ies find.

Grandparents provide care,

a lot for their grandchildren

Most babysit and give financial help,

and surveys suggest they enjoy it

By Sharon Jayson

Most grandparents babysit
and provide financial support
for grandkids as they try to save
their children money and build
stronger family connections,
two new studies show.
A University of Chicago analy-
sis of a decade of data based on
interviews with 13,614 grand-
parents, ages 50 and older,
finds that 61 percent of grand-
parents provided at least 50
hours a year of care for grand-
children at least one year be-
tween 1998 and 2008; 70 per-
cent provided care for two years
or more. The data are from a
longitudinal survey collected
every two years since 1992 by
the university's National Opin-
ion Research Center. Findings
are in the Journal of Family Is-
"We took people who didn't
Live with their grandchildren
and looked at how many hours
of care they provide," says soci-
ologist Linda Waite, a co-author
of the study. For some people
that might mean -"babysitting
for going out. For sure, it's day
care for some people."
Another survey of a nation-
ally representative sample of
1,008 grandparents ages 45
and older, out today, suggests
similar findings. The online re-
search was done in April for the
MetLife Mature Market Institute
and the nonprofit Generations
United, an intergenerational
policy group.
Among findings, timed to
Grandparents Day on Sunday:
S59 percent have at least one
grandchild within 50 miles; 39
percent have one more than
500 miles away;
62 percent have provided
financial support to grandchil-
dren in the past five years, av-'
eraging $8,289, primarily for
investments and education;
74 percent babysit or pro-
vide care weekly.
The University of Chicago
study found grandparents with


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comes more, likely to provide
babysitting; those less likely
to provide it have kids of their
own at home or are older, un-
married and less likely em-
"People who were fairly ad-
vantaged were likely to baby-
sit," says Waite, co-director of

NORC's Center on Aging. "That
seems to be people who want
to stay in touch with grandchil-
dren and maybe want to give
their kids a break."
But the 39 percent who didn't
provide that level of babysit-
ting doesn't mean they aren't
involved grandparents, Waite
says. Their grandkids may
be teens or young adults and
don't require it; some grand-
parents may be in poor health
or physically unable to care for
grandchildren, or they may live
too far away to provide that lev-
el of direct care.
Donna Butts, executive di-
rector of Generations United,
in Washington, D.C.,. says
grandparents who provide care
do so because "they want to,
and because of the economy."
"Grandparents are being
asked to help financially and
relieve the financial burden
of child care, by taking care
of their grandchildren," she
says. "They have a tendency
to be healthier and want to
be involved in their grandchil-
dren's lives. They're not as in-
terested in moving away from
their families. If anything, they
would move to be closer to
their grandchildren."
That's exactly what Beverly
Walker, 59, says brought her
back to Salem, Ore., three
years ago. She's a mother of
three and grandmother of five,
ages 2 to 8, now all living in
Salem. But in 1996, Walker
and her two youngest kids
moved to Reno, Nev., after a
car accident that killed her
"When I started having
grandkids, every time I'd see
them, they were getting bigger.
I didn't want to go home when
I came up here," Walker says.
After she returned, she en-
couraged her kids to leave the
grandkids with her. The two
oldest girls spend weekends
with her because their parents
work and go to school. She
has also spent a year provid-
ing daycare for one grandson.
"They're the light of my life,"
Walker says. "I just love hav-
ing them here."

War might be

making young

bodies old

By Gregg Zoroya

BOSTON A litany of physi-
cal or emotional problems spill
out as Iraq and Afghanistan
veterans make their way, one
by one, to the 11th floor of a VA
hospital in the Jamaica Plain
The tragic signs of post-
traumatic stress disorder or
battlefield concussion are all
too evident. Even more alarm-
ing for researchers is emerg-
ing evidence that these new-
est American combat veterans
- former GIs and Marines in
their 20s and 30s appear
to be growing old before their
time. Scientists see early signs
of heart disease and diabetes,
slowed metabolisms and obe-
sity maladies more common
to middle age or later.
"They should have been in
the best shape of their lives,"
says William Milberg, a Har-
vard Medical School profes-
sor of psychology and project
co-director. "The big worry, of
course, is we're going to be tak-
ing care of them until they're in
their 70s. What's going to hap-
pen to them in the long run?"
The research is in its early
stages, and scientists with the
Department of Veterans Affairs
are rushing to understand it. If
what they're seeing is a form of
early aging, it seems most com-
mon to those with both blast-
related concussion and PTSD


Troops who have been in direct combat in Iraq or Afghani-
stan, exposed to blasts and bullets, are living progressively
more difficult lives physically and psychologically as veterans,
according to the findings of an ongoing research project..

- about 30 percent of the vet-
erans being studied in a long-
term research effort. There is
even imaging evidence of di-
minished gray matter in high-
functioning areas of the brain,
changes that shouldn't happen
for decades, if at all.
Scientists ,ay their theory
may not be proved until they
can study these veterans over
the next few years, and it re-
mains unclear how these find-
ings might impact policies on
the length and number of com-
bat deployments.
However, the Army, mindful
of the strain, is allowing troops
more time between combat de-
ployments something pos-
sible as the war in Afghani-

stan winds down and has
shortened deployments from a
year to nine months. The num-
bers suffering brain injury and
PTSD continue to grow. The
Pentagon says that since 2000,
244,000 servicemembers have
suffered traumatic brain inju-
ries ranging from mild to se-
vere, both in and out of com-
bat. Since the 9/11 attacks,
the VA has treated about the
same number of war-era veter-
ans for PTSD.
"We're looking at people who
are going to be having cognitive
problems much earlier than
they should be having them,"
says Regina McGlinchey, a
neuropsychologist and project

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Ex-football players get neurological diseases three .. i
times more frequently than the general population

By Janice Lloyd, Gary Mihoces

On the opening day of the Na-
tional Football League season,
a first-ever government study
finds retired football players are
three to four times more likely
to die from diseases of the brain
compared with the general pop-
The findings come from a new
analysis of a 1994 study by
the National Institute for Oc-
cupational Safety and Health
on 3,439 former players (1959-
1988) with at least five seasons
in the NFL and add to a growing
body of research detailing the
harmful effects contact sports
and repeated head bashing can
have on the brain.
Researchers reviewed mortal-
ity causes on death certificates
for neurodegenerative disor-
ders including Alzheimer's dis-
ease, Parkinson's disease arid
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis'
(ALS), and also also looked for
signs of chronic traumatic en-
cephalopathy (CTE). CTE is not
defined as a cause of death,
but it can be mistaken for Al-
zheimer's, the authors write.
For decades, experts have

Former NFL star Junior Seau committed suicide earlier this
year his brain was donated to scientists studying brain

known CTE takes a toll in box-
ing, but discoveries since the
1994 report also link it to other
sports. The study is published
in Neurology, the journal of the
American Academy of Neurol-
"These results are consistent
with recent studies suggest-
ing an increased risk of neu-
rodegenerative disease among
football players," says Everett
Lehman, lead author of the
NIOSH report.
The NFL, which on Wednes-
day announced it had pledged
$30 million for medical re-
search to the Foundation
for the National Institutes of
Health, points to the steps it
has taken in response to con-
cerns about head injuries.
"Well before this study was
released, the NFL took signifi-
cant steps to address head in-
juries in football, provide medi-

cal and financial assistance to
our retired players, and raise
awareness of the most effective
ways 'to prevent, manage and
treat concussions," the league
said in a statement. "The NFL
has strengthened its playing
rules to remove unnecessary
hits to the head and better pro-
tect players in speed and de-
fenseless positions.
"The study underscores the
continuing need to invest in
research, education, and ad-
vocacy, strengthen and enforce
our rules on player safety, and
do all we can to make our game
Lehman says new research
suggests CTE might have been
the "true cause" or secondary
cause of death rather than
Alzheimer's or ALS. No one
knows what causes Alzheim-
er's or ALS, while brain trauma
is linked to CTE.

Can there be too much breast-cancer treatment?

By Melinda Beck

Every few months, anoth-
er study reports that many
breast cancers are being "over-
diagnosed"-that is, detected
and treated even though they
would never cause problems
if they were left alone. In one
article, epidemiologists in Nor-
way estimated that 15 percent
to 25 percent of breast cancers
found by mammograms were
being treated unnecessarily.
A study in Norway fuels the
debate over whether breast
cancer can be overtreated. Me-
linda Beck on The News Hub
discusses the debate over the
concept of too much breast-
cancer treatment. Photo:

15% to 25%
of breast cancers detected
by mammograms wouldn't
cause problems if left alone

6 to 10
women are diagnosed
and treated unnecessarily
for every 2,500 women
screened for 10 years

The study in the Annals of
Internal Medicine in April cal-
culated that for ever 2,500
women offered mammograms
over 10 years, one breast-can-
cer death was averted, but six
to 10 women were subjected to

surgery, radiation and/or che-
motherapy unnecessarily.
The researchers in Norway
compared breast-cancer rates
in counties where a govern-
ment mammogram program
had begun with those with-
out such screening, as well as
with past years. They found
that detecting and treating
many early-stage breast can-
cers reduced the number of
late-stage cancers and deaths
only slightly, prompting them
to conclude that much of the
treatment was unnecessary-
In some cases because the
cancers wouldn't have pro-
gressed, and in some cases
because they were fatal de-
spite being treated early. Oth-
er studies have estimated that

the overdiagnosis rate falls in
a wide range, anywhere from
two percent to 52 percent.

2000,000 A YEAR?
There is currently no way to
tell which .patients diagnosed
with breast cancer 200,000
a year in the U.S. could
safely forgo treatment, breast-
cancer specialists say. "When
you can tell me which cancers
need to be treated and which
don't, then I will consider this
argument" about overdiagno-
sis, says Clifford Hudis, chief
of the Breast Cancer Medicine
Service at Memorial Sloan-Ket-
tering Cancer Center in New
York City.
Clinicians say leaving breast
cancer untreated is a gamble

they can't take. "I don't know
anyone who offers. women
the option of doing nothing,"
says Eric Winer, director of
the breast cancer program at
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
in Boston. "On the one hand,
we are aware of the overtreat-
ment, all of us. On the other
hand, there are still 40,000
women even year who die of
breast cancer "
Otis Brawley, an epidemiolo-
gist and breast-cancer special-
ist who heads the Amencan
Cancer Society, notes such
estimates are all statistical
presumptions. "Even if we
overdiagnose I in 5, we have
numerous studies showing
that by treating all these wom-
en, we save a bunch of lives,"

he says.
A 2011 Cochrane review of
seven trials in which 600,000
women were randomly as-
signed to get mammograms
or not estimated that while 30
percent were overdiagnosed,
breast cancer deaths were re-
duced by 15 percent.
Even in the precancerous
stage, called ductal carcinoma
in situ (DCISI when abnormal
cells are confined to a milk
duct, physicians almost'.al-
ways advise t'omen to have a
lumpectomy or mastectomy
along with radiation, because
about 20 percent of the 65,000
cases of DCIS found every year
in the U.S. become invasive
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"Once You Know, It's Where To Go"

By Andrea Petersen

People who are obese in
middle age and who have high
blood pressure and other so-
called metabolic risk, factors
have a speedier cognitive de-
cline as they get older than peo-
ple of normal weight, according
to a large study published Mon-
day in the journal Neurology.
The study, involving 6,401
participants and spanning 10
years, adds to research indicat-
ing that obesity increases the
risk of dementia later.in life.
The study also runs counter
to the relatively new idea that
obese individuals can escape
poor health if they are other-
wise metabolically healthy,
meaning they don't exhibit risk
factors associated with diabe-

tes and heart disease, includ-
ing elevated. triglycerides and
low HDL cholesterol.
"In the last 10 years or so,
people started suggesting you
could be fit and fat you

Cognitive decline in obese
participants with risk factors
was 22.5 percent faster than
for those of normal weight
with no risk factors.
could be obese and meta-
bolically healthy and have no
:health risk," said Archana
Singh-Manoux, lead author of
the study and research direc-
tor at Inserm, the French Na-
tional Institute of Health and
Medical Research.
Study participants who were

obese yet metabolically nor-
mal still went on to experi-
ence a significant cognitive
decline. "All of these [obese]
individuals, whether they were
metabolically healthy or not
healthy, had a poor cognitive
profile," Dr. Singh-Manoux

At the beginning of the study,
the mean age of the partici-
pants was 50. Fifty-three per-
cent were of normal weight, 38
percent were overweight and
nine percent were obese. Also,'
31 percent of all participants
had metabolic risk factors.
The participants underwent
a battery of cognitive tests at
three different points in time
over the 10 years. The tests as-

While Michelle Obama focuses attention on childhood obesity, researchers are studying
links between obesity in adulthood and cognitive health.

sessed reasoning,. short-term
memory and "verbal fluency,"
which is an indicator of execu-
tive functioning.
The study, partly funded by
the National Institutes bf Health
in the U.S., controlled for edu-
cation and socioeconomic sta-

tus. It makes use of data from
the larger Whitehall II cohort,
a group of 10,308 British civil
servants whom scientists began
following in 1985.
About 60 percent of the 582
obese people in the study, or
350 individuals, had two or

more metabolic risk factors and
so were considered "metaboli-
cally abnormal." For these par-
ticipants, the coghitive decline
overall was 22.5 percent faster
than for normal-weight individ-
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Healthy living tips for men
Save enough pennies and control both high blood
and you have a dime. Save pressure and diabetes, and
enough dimes and you have maintain healthy cholesterol
a dollar. Save enough dol- levels. Aim for 30 minutes of
lars and, well, get what you moderate physical activity on
have always wanted, like most, if not all, days of the
that big screen television, week. You can stay fit with a
cool car or vacation home. It number of different activities,
may take some time for the from jogging and swimming,
big ticket items, but if you: to gardening and dancing.
work hard and start saving Eat right. Take extra help-
early, you could achieve your ings of fruits, vegetables and
goal. Staying healthy can whole grains while passing
work the same way. By doing on the deep-fried fast foods,
the little things, like wear- bakery products, and pack-
ing sunscreen or going for a aged snack iterns. Limit
walk, you could live a longer, saturated fat by choosing fish
healthier life. and poultry.
Good lifestyle habits can Don't smoke. Smok-
pay high dividends for men in ing is associated with heart
the long run. Here are a few disease, cancer and lung
tips to help you live healthy disease.
so you can reap the rewards Drink responsibly. Moder-
of avoiding chronic illnesses ate drinking of no more than
and premature death. two drinks per day for men is
Start moving. Regular okay, but don't overdo it.
exercise can help prevent Please turn to TIPS 15B

'Junk' DNA plays major role

in disease, researchers say

By Dan Vergano directly involved in the
production of bone. blood,
International research muscle and other tissues.
teams have junked the no- "The major lesson from
tion of "junk" DNA, reporting ENCODE is how complex the
that at least 80 percent of human genome turns out
the human genetic blueprint to be, with this incredible
contains gene switches, once choreography of switches
thought useless, that con- that turn genes on and off,"
trol the genes that make us NHGRI chief Eric Green
healthy or sick. says. Those switches, also
Released last Wednesday, called transcription factors
the $288 million Sncyclope- or "regulatory" genes. num-
dia of DNA Elements (EN- ber more than four million
CODE) project was funded so far, residing on stretches
by the federal National Hu- of DNA once thought of as
man Genome Research Insti- junk.
tute over the last fite years. Results show these regula-
It includes reports by 440 tonr genes turn on and off to
researchers from 32 labs control genes that produce
worldwide. The project set bone, blood, insulin, muscle
out to explain the mystery and other tissues. They also
behind one of the findings play a major role in disease.
of the 2003 Human Genome The effort is just a massive
Project, why only two per- beginning stab at under
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Millions don't have their blood pressure under control


follows tobacco

as 'public health

enemy No. 2'
By Nanci Hellmich

Despite the well-known per-
ils of high blood pressure, more
than half of the 67 million
American adults who have the
condition don't have it under
control, the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention says in
a new report out today.
"High blood pressure is pub-
lic health enemy No. 2," be-
hind tobacco, says CDC direc-
tor Thomas Frieden. "There is
nothing that will save more lives
than getting blood pressure un-
der control," he says.
"An elevated blood pressure
reading is a life-threatening
reading and prompt action of
some sort needs to be taken."

High blood pressure is de-
fined as a reading greater than
or equal to 140/90.
.High blood pressure means
the blood running through your
arteries flows with too much
force and puts pressure on your
arteries, stretching them past
their healthy limit and causing
microscopic tears, the Ameri-
can Heart Association says.
The scar tissue that forms to
repair those tears traps plaque
and white blood cells, which
,can lead to blockages, blood
clots and hardened, weakened'
arteries, the heart association
Hypertension is a major risk
factor for heart disease and
stroke, the first and fourth
leading causes of death in the
USA. This is leading to nearly
1,000 deaths a day every day of
the year, Frieden says. The di-
rect cost of high blood pressure
is almost $131 billion annually,
he says.
The latest government statis-

Individuals with high blood pressure are at greater risk of a heart attack and stroke.

tics show:
36 million people have un-
controlled high blood pressure.
About 26 million with un-
controlled blood pressure have
seen a doctor at least twice the
past year.
Nearly 22 million know they
have high blood pressure, but
don't have it under control:
16 million take medicine,
but still don't have their blood
pressure under control.
14 million are unaware that
they have high blood pressure.
When your blood pressure is
high, you are four times more
likely to die of a stroke and three
times more likely to die of heart
disease, Frieden says. Even
blood pressure that is slightly
high can put you at risk.
There are' several reasons why
people who know they have
high blood pressure don't have
it under control, Frieden says.
The treatment plan either isn't
optimal or they are not taking
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Overdiagnosis is still better choice for some

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A few women do opt to moni-
tor their DCIS to see if it pro-
gresses. A study in the journal
The Breast last year of 14 such
women, who took hormone-
blocking drugs, found that af-
ter two years, eight decided to
have surgery, with five of them
having progressed to stage 1
invasive breast cancer. Six re-.
mained on active surveillance
with no evidence their DCIS
had worsened.
The authors, from the Univer-
sity of California, San Francis-
co, noted that even when DCIS
becomes an invasive cancer,
it's treatable when found at an
early stage: The odds that a 60-
year old woman with a seven
millimeter breast tumor, would
die from it in the next 10 years'
are less than three percent, half
the risk she faces of dying from
another cause during that time.
Physicians say it would be
far riskier to leave invasive,
breast cancers untreated. "At
this point, any breast cancer
does need to be removed," says
Bhuvaneswari Ramaswamy,
a breast cancer researcher at

A study in Norway fuels the debate over whether I
cancer can be overtreated. Melinda Beck on The New

discusses the debate over the
cancer treatment.
the Ohio State University Com-
prehensive Cancer Center in
Columbus, Ohio. "We do more
than we need to because we
don't know how to do less."
Scientists have made progress
in analyzing individual breast
cancers and tailoring treatment
accordingly. About two-thirds
of tumors have estrogen recep-
tors that make them vulnerable
to hormone-blockirg medica-
tions. About one-third test pos-
itive for a protein called HER2
that makes cancers particularly
aggressive, but susceptible to
the drug Herceptin.
A new wave of tests can pre-

concept of too much b

dict how tumors will I
based. on their genetic ,
The most commonly use
is Oncotype DX, which a
es 21 genes. Cells from
half the breast tumors
U.S. are now sent to Ge
Health Inc. in Redwood
Calif., which developed
test. The company's t
cians determine how like
cancer is to recur in 10
and whether the patient
benefit from chemothera
well as radiation and su
Company officials say tl
has reduced the numl
U.S. breast-cancer patie:

chemotherapy by 20 percent
since it became available in
A new Oncotype DX test can
predict whether a patient with
-'- DCIS would benefit from radia-
tion in addition to surgery. But
there is no test that can deter-
mine whether a breast tumor
can be left untreated. "That's a
dream that we would all have
for the future," says Steven
breast Shak, co-founder of Genomic
S Hub Health, who led the develop-
ireast- ment of Ierceptin.
The company is testing a ves-
sion of Oncotype DX that may
behave be able to tell which prostate
profile. cancers don't need treatment.
ed test More than 60 percent of pros-
nalyz- tate cancers are thought to
about be so slow-growing that they
in the would never be life-threaten-
;nomic ing, but as of now, there is no
I City, way to tell those apart from
d the the fast-growing ones. that kill
echni- 28,000 men in the U.S. every
ely the year. About 20 percent of pros-
years tate cancer patients opt for "ac-
would tive surveillance" rather than
apy as immediate treatment-in part
irgery. because the side effects of ra-'
he test diation and surgery can be se-
ber of vere, including impotence and
nts on incontinence.

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Mt. Sinai M.8. Church
Moderator. Johnny Barber, Pastor

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New Harvest M.B. Church
Rev. Gregory Thompson, Pastor

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Mt. Nebo M. B. Church
Rev. Martez Whipple, Pastor

Sunday, September 18, 4 p.m.
Mt Carmel M.B. Church
Rev. James Kinchen, Pastor

Friday, September 21, 7:30 p.m.
Anniversary Banquet
John A. Sales Fellowship Hall

Anniversary Celebration Service
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93rd Street Community Baptist Church
Rev. Dr. Car Johnson, Pastor

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Byard Lancaster, jazz alto Follow steps to avoid this virus

saxophonist, dies at 70

By Ben Ratliff

B1vard Lancaster, an alto sax-
ophonist who touk part in the
great wa\e of free jazz inspired
by John Coltrane and then di-
versified far into other music
and cultures living in Nige-
ria, France and Chicago, play-
ing blues, reggae and Afrobeat
- but kept returning to Phila-
delphia, his hometown, died on
Aug. 23 at a hospice in Wynd-
moor, Pa. He was 70.
In 1966, playing flute and
bass clarinet as well as alto sax-
ophone, Lancaster first made
his mark among the New York
jazz avant-garde, which, after
the models of Coltrane and oth-
ers, was making music often
as rushes of collective energy,
in improvised harmony and
He appeared on landmark
recordings of the time by the
drummer Sunny Murray and
the trumpeter Bill Dixon, and in
1968 released his first album.as
a leader, "It's Not Up to Us." On
these records and elsewhere,
Lancaster had more than one
style: a hard, bright sound in-
fluenced by Coltrane and mea-
sured out in long, fast, poly-
tonal peals, and a much more
measured, melodic and almost
folklike way of playing.
He went on to play with Sun
Ra's Arkestra, the pianist Mc-
Coy Tyner and the jazz-funk
band Sounds of Liberation.

Lancaster was born on Aug. 6,
1942, in Philadelphia to Wilbert
C. Lancaster Sr. and Minerva A.
Lancaster, and grew up in the
city's Germantown section. His
father was a chef and caterer

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who owned a restaurant, Mary
Ann's Lunch Bar and Tea Room.
Lancaster started playing piano
at 4 and moved to saxophone a
few years later.
His primary residence was
the house that his parents
bought in 1949, in which he
lived from age 7 onward, shar-
ing it with his sister. He men-
tored local musicians, includ-
ing the bassist Stanley Clarke,
the saxophonist Jaleel Shaw
and Kamal Gray, the keyboard-
ist for the Roots. He often prac-
ticed in Philadelphia's subway
concourses, which he appre-
ciated for their acoustics. (He
was arrested several times for
it, in 2000 and 2001, and sued
the Southeastern Pennsylva-
nia Transportation Authority,
winning $33,000 in two settle-
"Jazz was born in downtown
Philly," he maintained in 2008,
in liner notes for a CD reis-
sue of his 1973 album "Live
at Macalester College." He was
referring to Francis Johnson,
a bugler and orchestra leader

known to give public perfor-
mances in Philadelphia during
the 1820s that involved impro-
Lancaster attended Shaw
University in Raleigh, N.C., for
a year and studied music at
both Berklee College of Music
and the Boston Conservatory
before moving to New York.

In the 1980s he taught in
Jamaica and recorded with
the reggae D.J. and toaster
Big Youth. In the 1990s, while
teaching in Lagos, he befriend-
ed the Nigerian bandleader Fela
Kuti and performed with his
Later that decade he lived in
Chicago, where he worked with
Funkadesi, a blues, reggae and
world-music band, and played
in the house band at Trinity
United Church of Christ. (He
had known the church's pastor,
Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., since
his boyhood in Philadelphia.)
In the 1980s and 1990s, he re-
corded with the blues guitarist
and singer Johnny Copeland.
Lancaster's recordings also
include "Personal Testimony"
(1979), on which he performed
solo, using multiple overdubbed
voices and instruments, as well
as albums by Ronald Shan-
non Jackson's De.:odin- Soci-
ety ("Eye on You," 1980) and
Odean Pope's Saxophone Choir
("The Ponderer," 1990).
In addition to his sister, he is
survived by a brother, Dr. Oli-
ver Lancaster; four daughters,
Raquel Phelps, Marianne Lan-
caster, Alicia Lancaster-Silva
and Faythaleggra Coleman;
and two sons, Brian Lancaster
and Cash Byard Lancaster.

Lucimarian Roberts, mother of news host

By The Associated Press

and collaborated
a book titled "My
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Lucimarian Roberts, the . ong: iotier-ua
mother of Robin Roberts, flections on Life an
the co-host of "Good Morn- Ro..---. . Robin Roberts's
ing America," died Thursday from "Good Mornin
night in Gulfport, Miss., just had been set for Fr
hours after Ms. Roberts began a last-minute chan
a medi-al leave for a bone mar- she told her view
row transplant. She was 88. leaving a day early
Her death was announced by ailing mother.
ABC News. Besides her daug
"Robin arrived home with and Sally-Ann, Ms
her sister, Sally-Ann, forging i ". survived by anoth<
through flooded and blocked Lucimarian Roberts with Dorothy; a son, La
roads to be with her beloved her daughter Robin in 2006. and eight grandchild
mother in time to see her," Her husband, Cc
Tom Cibrowski, a senior exec- Isaac. E. Roberts, died i:
utive producer of "Good Morn- In the 1980s, the elder. Rob- was a member of t
ing America," said in an e-mail erts was the first black to serve Army Air Corps un
to the entire news division on as chairwoman of the Missis- the Tuskegee Airm
Thursday. The Mississippi sippi State Board of Education. served in Vietnam
area was dealing with flooding She made many appearanc- was awarded one
from the effects of Hurricane es on her daughter's program Legion of Merit me(

Make smart lifestyle choices

continued from 13B

Stay safe. Wear the proper
protective gear when par-
ticipating in sports and fasten
your seat belt when riding in
or driving a car.
Learn about your family's
health history. Certain health
conditions can be passed on
from one generation to the
next. When several family
members have heart disease,
diabetes or some cancers, you
may be at increased risk for
that health problem as well.
Get regular checkups.
Check with your doctor about
when you need to have a pros-

tate exam, co'lon:rci- or oth-
er preventive health -I'riI-'i i.
Some diseases and conditions
do not cause ,, ,iipliiin-,. so it
is important to get screened
before signs appear.
Check your numbers.
Monitoring blood sugar, choles-
terol, blood pressure and body
mass index can help catch un-
derlying health problems early.
Get vaccinated. Immunity
from some vaccinations can
fade over time and make adults
more susceptible to diseases.
Stay balanced. Try to
equalize the stress of profes-
sional and personal obliga-
tions with relaxing activities
that you enjoy. Be sure to get

with her on
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ughter Re-
d Faith."
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iday. But in
ige of plans,
ers she was
to visit her

ghters Robin
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er daughter,
awrence Jr.;
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enou-li sleep.
Go outside. Get 15 to 20
minutes of sunlight exposure
daily for a sufficient amount of
vitamin D. But don't overdo it.
Too much exposure to the sun
can increase the risk for skin
See a penny, pick it up and
all day long you'll have good
luck. By making smart life-
style choices every day, you
can fill up your piggy bank
and stay healthy well into
your golden years. For more
information about living
healthy, talk with your doc-
tor or call 1-800-984-3434 for
a free referral to a physician
near you.

NHGRI studies human genome

continued from 13B

standing the gene networks that
let genes produce the proteins
and other material that build
human beings. Among the find-
ings from the reports already:
Rare diseases: The results
show that variations in these
regulatory genes, once thought
of as junk, are responsible for
most of the common ailments
humans face, such as the gut
ailment Crohn's disease. Sci-
entists have also tried to find
illnesses tied to mistakes in
single genes, but the new re-
sults suggest that complex ill-

nesses tied to these regulatory
genes are five to 10 times more
common than ones tied to
mistakes in single genes, says
Stanford University's Michael
Cancer: Among the 17 ma-
jor types of cancer, each type
repeatedly suffers from defects
in 20 transcription factors,
"over and over again," says ge-
nome scientist John Stamatoy-
annopoulos of the University of
Washington School of Medicine
in Seattle.
Evolution: Color vision and
nerve growth regulatory genes
show evidence of recent evolu-
tion in humans.

The studies, released by
the journals Nature, Science,
Cell and others, reflect the re-
sults of more than 1,600 ex-
periments on 180 different cell
types to trace these gene net-
works, says Richard Myers of
the HudsonAlpha Institute for
Biotechnology in Huntsville,
Ala. Understanding these net-
works of genetic switches will
provide new targets for drugs
aimed at the genes and for
"personalized" medicine, Myers
and other researchers suggest-
ed, where drugs tuned to a per-
son's specific genetic makeup
are given to both prevent and
treat disease.

continued from 13B

West Nile virus first appeared
in New York City in 1999 and
since then has spread across
the entire nation. It lives in
birds. Mosquitoes bite infected
birds, become infected them-
selves, then pass the virus
along to humans when they
feed on them.
Most people who become in-
fected with West Nile virus have
no symptoms. About 20 per-
cent of people infected havr
ver, headache and body aciues,

nausea, vomiting and some-
times swollen lymph glands or
a skin rash on the chest, stom-
ach and back. These symptoms
can last a few days to several
About one of 150 infected
people will develop a severe
illness including high fever,
headache, neck stiffness, dis-
orientation, tremors, convul-
sions, muscle weakness, vi-
sion loss and paralysis. These
symptoms may last several
weeks, and neurological effects
may be permanent, according
to the CDC.

To avoid West Nile:
Outdoors, use insect repel-
lent containing an EPA-regis-
tered active ingredient.
At dusk and dawn when
mosquitoes are most active,
stay indoors or use insect re-
pellent and wear long sleeves
and pants.
Make sure you have good
screens on your windows and
Empty standing water from
flower pots and other areas,
so mosquitoes can't breed.
Change water in pet dishes
and bird baths weekly.

Taking prescribed medicines is critical

continued from 13B

their medication. They may be
having trouble paying for it, he
Still, "medicine for high blood
pressure works for nearly all
By keeping your pressure
down, "you are protecting your
brain from a stroke and your
heart from a heart attack," he
He says major progress could
be made with pharmacists,
nurse practitioners, physicians
and other health care providers
working together with the doc-
tor "as the quarterback."
"With increased focus and
collaboration among patients,
health care providers and
health care systems, we can
help 10 million Americans'
blood pressure come into con-
trol in the next five years," he
Hypertension expert Ernesto
Schiffrin, a spokesman for the
American Heart Association,
says there is still much that
can be done to improve blood
pressure control and therefore
reduce the personal and finan-
cial cost to families and the
health care system attributable
to high blood pressure.

Under pressure

High blood pressure is defined
as blood pressure greater than
or equal to 140/90 mm- Hg
(millimeters of mercury).




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lanta, says people tend to check
their blood pressure when they
are under less stress and they
don't check it when they are
stressed out, and that's when
it's higher. "So many people
don't believe their blood pres-
sure is as high as it is."
To help get their blood pres-

sure under control, patients
need to manage their stress,
not smoke, maintain a healthy
weight, exercise routinely and
eat a low-sodium diet, simi-
lar to the DASH (Dietary Ap-
proaches to Stop Hypertension)
diet, she says. Research shows
that people can lower their
blood pressure by following this
low-sodium, high-fiber eating
plan, Lundberg says.
It emphasizes fruits, veg-
etables and fat-free or low-fat
milk and milk products and
includes whole-grain products,
fish, poultry and nuts. It is very
low in sweets, added sugars
and sugar-containing bever-
"I tell my patients that salt
doesn't just come out of the salt
shaker. If food comes in a box,
a bag or a can, it may be full of
sodium," she says.
And patients need to be sure
to take their medication, Lun-
dberg says. "A lot of patients
skip their medications occa-
sionally because they forget or
get busy. Or they may think the
medications have side effects
and don't take them for that
reason. Or they may not think
they can afford them."
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medications as prescribed, she

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71, factory in-
dustry worker,
died Septem-
ber 5th at Clar-
idge House
Nursing Home. -.
Cherishing his
loving memory
Debra Williams.
Family viewing 1-2 p.m., and public
4-8 p.m., Friday at Range Funeral
Home, 5727 NW 17 Avenue. Ser-
vice 2:30 p.m., Saturday at Sec-
ond Chance Missionary Baptist
Church, 8730 NW 20 Avenue, Mi-
ami Fl33147.

88, retired
educator, died
September 6
at North Shore
Medical Center.
Viewing 6 8
p.m., Friday in
the chapel. Ser-
vice 10 a.m., at
Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, 1701 NW
66 Street.

81, homemaker
died September ,
1. Survivors
include: her
Eli zabeth
Collins and
Carolyn McCoy;
sons, James
Robinson, William Robinson and
Archer W. Robinson; sisters,
Nannie Bell Lowery, Inell Williams,
Lillie Mae McDowell, and Dolly
Mae Parker and a host of other
relatives and friends. Service 1
p.m., Saturday at New Jerusalem
Primitive Baptist Church.

Wright and Young
custodian, died
7th at Jack-
son Hospital.
The Wake 5-8
p.m., Friday at
Saint Mark MB
Church, Miami,
FL. Service 1
p.m., Saturday at Saint Mark MB
Church Miami, FL.

RICHARD WOODS, 58, security,
died September
9 at home. Ser-
vice 2 p.m., Sat-
urday at Peace-
ful Zion.

SALKEY, 56, retired customer
service representative, died Sep-
tember 4 at Memorial Regional
Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday
at Cornerstone Bible Fellowship

Hall Ferguson Hewitt
September 4
in Jacksonville,
FL Survived :
by: father; Frank '
Walton Jr.,;
mother, Judith :
Walton; sister,
Kimberly Wal-
ton; brother, ---
Amos Williams and a host of nieces
and nephews. Service 11 a.m Sat-
urday in the chapel.

months, died
September 2 at
Jackson Memo-
rial Hospital.
Viewing 4 8
p.m., Friday in
the chapel. Ser-
vice 12 p.m., Saturday at Jordan
-ir,j.c Missionary Baptist.

DIVA", 68, re-
tired chef, died
August 20 in
Trenton New F
Jersey. Service
2 p.m., Satur-
day at Mt. Oliver
Baptist Church
in Fitzgerald, GA.

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RICKY MATTHEWS, 55, laborer,
died Septem-
ber 1 at home. -,.
Service 11 a.m., '
Wednesday in -. '
the chapel. .

died Septem-
ber 5 at Aven-
tura Hospital.
Service 11
a.m., Saturday
at 93rd Street .~ .
Baptist Church.

78, homemaker, died August 25 at
home. Services were held.

Hadley Davis
Miami Gardens
died September
9 at the V.A.
H os p ital t a I
Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday at -
Jordan Grove -
Missionary :' "
Baptist Church.

manager, died August 29 at the
V.A. Hospital. Services were held.

TONY WOODARD, 69, minister,
died August 29 at Memorial
Pembroke Hospital. Services were

DIANA MATHIS, 57, school
monitor, died August 29 at North
Shore Hospital. Services were

died September -
1. Service 12
p.m., Saturday
in the chapel.


retired nursing
assistant, died
September 8 at
home. Service
10 a.m., Friday
at Cornerstone

Gregg L. Mason
ELLA MAE ROLLE, 86, retired
nurse, died
September 8
in Miami FL.
Viewing 4 8
p.m., Thursday
at Mt. Zion AME
Church, 15250
NW 22 Avenue,
Opa-locka, FL
33054. Service 11 a.m., Friday at
the church.


ROY CLARKE, 64, carpenter by
trade, died September 6 at home.
Service 11 a.m., Saturday at
Perrine New Testament Church of

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WELL, 37, Happy Birthday, Rashmi.
at Kindred You was taken from us too
ents are soon, but here is a special
birthday tribute to you. We
fondly remembered your
heartwarming smile, your life
lorial and love for others, your cour-
age and compassion.
,NDY, 93, We think of you always, but
aide, died especially today.
son North. You will never be forgotten
y at North although you are gone away..
Adventist Your memory is a keepsake
with which we never part.
God has you in His keeping;
we have you in our hearts.
We miss and love you dear-
RRAY, 84, ly. Your mother, father, sis-
lorth Shore ters, brothers, fiance, niec-
ices were es, nephews, aunts, uncles,
cousins, and a host of friends.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

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wishes to express our sincere
thanks and appreciation
for your various acts of
Special thanks to the
St. Matthew MB Church,
Kazah#19 Violines Banquet
hall, the families from the
Bahamas, Georgia, New York,
Tallahassee, North Carolina
and the New Providence Lodge
#365 and #119.
God bless you, Maevis and

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

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would like to extend sincere
thanks and appreciation to

the relatives, friends, ana as-
sociates whose expressions
of sympathy meant so much
to us during our hour of be-
Special thanks to Bishop
Victor Curry and the mem-
bers of New Birth Baptist
Church,Pastor Kenneth Pace
and the members of Central
Missionary Baptist Church,
Rev. Franklin Clark of Mt.
Olivette Baptist Church, Pas-
tor Reginald Edwards, Pine-
bloom Missionary Baptist
Church, and Shiloh Baptist
Church and the Rev. Be Louis
Colleton, Lanham, MD. The

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


"Mama Mae"

extends sincere thanks to all
for your kindness and sup-
port during our time of be-
reavement, the loving sympa-
thy you have shown during
this difficult time is so greatly
We sincerely thank you
for your prayers, generosity,
comforting thoughts, fond
memories and many, many
deeds of love. Thank you for
honoring our mother and
capturing her spirit with such
heartfelt words and wonderful
acts of kindness.
Special thanks to Paradise
Memorial Funeral Home,
Glendale Missionary Bap-
tist Church, Sunset Church
of Christ, Antioch Mission-
ary Baptist Church, Great-
er Love Full Gospel Baptist
Church, Grace of God Bap-
tist Church, Universal Deliv-
erance Church, Tim Halpin
Equipment, Miami Dade Po-
lice Community Association,
Miami Dade Police Auto Theft
Unit, Amelia Earhart Elemen-
tary School, Jack Gordon El-
ementary School, Palmetto
Elementary School and Dan
Cavin State Farm Agency.
With sincere thanks, pray-
ing that God richly blesses
each and everyone of you.
The family of iosie I Mat-

10/23/1930- 09/15/2010

How Great Thou Art
Its been two years, my
hearts been seeking you near
The longing for your em-
The beauty of your face,
cause me to look to the heav-
Mommy I only have your Bi-
ble to hold you so near, cause
you taught me that the Word
would keep me, plan and
You said, if I trust in Him
and keep in His word, then I
will find you.
"I am with you faithfully,
Sandra, my baby, love you -
Mommy not gone.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


would like to thank all of the
many relatives, neighbors
and friends for the thoughtful
prayers, condolences, words
of comfort, sympathy, cards,
flowers and labor of love ex-
pressed to us during our time
of bereavement.
A special thanks to the Unit-
ed States Army, Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist Church,
The Miami Dade Public Li-
brary System, The Mater
Academy and Hall Ferguson
Hewitt Mortuary for providing
the peaceful service of solace
that will remain everlasting in
our hearts.
The Knighton family

Art Modell,

Card of Thanks

The family of the late, NFL owner,

Happy Birthday '

In loving memory of,

09/16/1930 03/21/2010

Mom you will live in our
hearts forever.
Gone but not forgotten.
Willene, Willie and Jeffrey

In Memoriam


would like to send a special
thanks to all for your phone
calls, prayers, thoughts, visits
and help during our time of
The family



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dies at 87

By Robert D. McFadden

Art Modell, who helped make
professional football more pop-
ular than baseball and rich
beyond its wildest dreams but
who broke Cleveland's heart by
killing his money-losing team,
the Browns, to give birth to
the Baltimore Ravens, died on
Thursday in
Baltimore. He w -
was 87.
The death,
at Johns Hop-
kins Hospital,
was announced
on the Ravens'
Web site. Mod-
ell, who lived MODELL
in Cockeysville,
Md., had a history of coronary
In a postwar era when pro
football was extending its fran-
chises across America and its
reach into the fantasies of mil-
lions of armchair quarterbacks,
Modell was the hands-on own-
er of the Browns from 1961 to
1995 and of the Ravens from
1996 to 2003.
He was also a behind-the-
scenes visionary.
For 31 years, from 1962 to
1993, he represented National
Football League owners in ne-
gotiations with television net-
works that generated $8.4 bil-
lion for the league and gave fans
at home a coast-to-coast suc-
cession of games, turning Sun-
day afternoons, Monday nights
and eventually Sunday nights
into lost weekends for the most
ardent fans. An innovative, re-
lentless promoter, Modell even
toyed with Friday night football.
"We made the announce-
ment," he recalled, referring
to the league, "and within 72
hours Congress passed a law
prohibiting Friday night games
until the high school and col-
lege seasons ended."

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By D. Kevin McNeir career to unprecedented heights.
knicnetri'@ianiiiniesonline.coin He is known for combining tra-
ditional spiritual messages with
SAfter a summer hiatus, Free modern arrangements and funky'
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.ir 'Center's most popular events, has scored with both gospel and
',i- " returns for the fall on Sunday, secular performers.
Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. with Grammy- Opening the show will be
nominated, urban gospel super- Miami-born, 18-year-old Bianca
Star J. Moss. Sirgany-Castro, national winner
Moss couldn't help but to make of the Sparkle Singing Challenge .
Shis mark on the gospel scene. who says, "I used to go to the Ar-
After all. he is the nephew of the sht with my school for field trips
legendary Dr. Mattie Moss Clark, now I will actually be on the
cousin of the Clark Sisters and stage. This is going to be amaz-
the son of Bill Moss, Sr., founder ing." J'
of Bill Moss & the Celestials. In addition, another local gospel
SMoss, 40. an accomplished group, S.I.G.N. (Singing in God's
singer, composer, arranger and Name) will be featured. The group
S"' producer, cut his chops in his of six young men is the recent
hometown of Detroit, eventually winner of the Arsht Center's
3' opening for another Detroit legend inaugural New Gospel Talent
S CeCe Winans. But it was his Search a local singing contest
partnership with contemporary whose goal is to discover Miami's
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kmcneir@miamitimesonline.com :
At first glance, one might ask why
is a play written in 1964 still being
performed and even more, is its mes-
sage still relevant? But then, this is
America where recent political events
illustrate that racism is still very
much' alive and well albeit it in a
more subtle form.
That's why AAPACT Founder/
Producing Artistic Director Teddy
Harrell, Jr.'s decision to showcase
Amiri Baraka's The Dutchman is
such a bold and appropriate move.
The one-act play is the seminal work


by Baraka, one of the most articu-
late and gifted writers of the Black
Arts Movement established in the
late 1960s and early 1970s. His work
marks one of the first times that
Black language, ritual and everyday
experiences were showcased on stage.
The anger that we witness in his
characters illustrates the incessant
desire to find a solution to America's
most encompassing illness racism.
"When Baraka wrote this play in
1963, Jim Crow was still alive and
Blacks were still greatly oppressed,"
Harrell said. "He was a disciple of
Malcolm X and the Black Power
Please turn to AAPACT 2C

Dillard High's Nat Adderley Jr.

honored at Broward Center

"Cannonball" Quintet brings "classical" jazz to South Florida
By D. Kevin McNeir
ll m ci;r @,''iatrnllltntiesoultlile.Cotll n
Nat Adderley, Jr., knows full well the pressures that come with being born into a talented family. His father
was the acclaimed composer and jazz cornet/trumpet player Nat Adderley while his uncle'was Florida's own
Cannonball Adderley the world-renowned jazz alto saxophonist. But it was at LaGuardia High School of
Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City where a chance meeting with another student would alter
the trajectory of his life.
The student was Luther Vandross and the talented pianist.
Adderley. w would later serve as the music arranger for Van- -r4,,,r. r,.., r r ade o .rr
dross's 1981 gold-selling album. Never Too Muich.
Adderley would continue to work with Vandross. MAESTRO: Nat Adderley,
among other R&B greats, until a 2003 stroke Jr. shows his musical prowess.
ended the singer's career. Fortunately for us. J sh his proe
it was not the end for Adderley In fact. he
says he had an epiphany after Vandross's
"Following mNy family tradition was
tough but I was determined to have my
own voice too," he said. "Plus I guess
I "was a bit eccentric even strange.
When I finished college I went right
into pop and R&B. I was a MNo-
town, Beatles. Philly Sound kind
of musician. I even did some the-
ater as musical director and had
Please turn to JAZZ 2C


Time to honor an eternal spirit
'By Ben Ratliff sound like Stevie Wonder's
1970s band jamming on
There comes a moment new-jazz harmonies with
during all the Charlie Spoon. (Its new album is
Parker Jazz Festivals "Conflict of a Man.") And
I have seen in Marcus then the bassist Derrick
Garvey Park in Harlem -, Hodge, leading a band
when the crowd decides including the trumpeter
it is truly happy, and Ambrose Akinmusire,
pockets of excitement form' playing tight virtuosic
like chemical reactions funk and gospel.
onstage and in the audi- Ms. Marie has a smart,
ence. The crowd tends to clear voice; she pushes
be middle-aged or older her principles to the front
- wise, skeptical, funny, of her work and playfully
good at staging an out- RENE MARIE demands respect. Early
burst. during a set by the singer by the drummer Jamire on she sang "This for Joe,"
It happened this sum- Rene Marie. We'd seen Williams that crosses up defending the right to sing
mer at around 5:30 on Erimaj, a changeable, about 40 years of pop and her own songs. But then
a Saturday afternoon still-evolving band led jazz in good ways. It can Please turn to MARIE 8D

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With political banners flying.
jazz music emanaung from
Darryl Baker and the Miami
Norland musicians, Tamara
"G" from WEDR moderated
the swearing-in ceremony for
three newly-elected officials
in Miami Gardens. "G" began
the program by introducing
Dr. Henry Lewis, president,
Florida Memorial University,
who welcomed everyone.
followed by Rev. John
White II. Emanuel Temple.
whose prayer revitalzed
the audience. The Miami
Gardens color guards entered
in step and joined the Boy
Scouts delivering the pledge,

followed by Sarah Al
Gracel singing the
national anthem. Next up was
the FMU Choir thrilling the
huge crowd with its rendition
of "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing"
to a standing ovation.
Judge Reginald Coriew
was gwen the honor of
swearing in Lillie Queen
Odom to the elected seat
1 as Cou.ncilwoman.
Commissioner Betty T.
Ferguson se \are in David
Williams to his Councilman
Seat, and Mayor Shirley
Gibson relinquished her seat
and swore in Oliver G. Gilbert
as the new mayor of Miami

Gardens. The crowd
stood to its feet and
applauded including:
Kirklyn Gilbert,
mother, Lisa Foot,
Carletha Robinson,
Keriene Gilbert,
Melvin Robinson,
Donna Wilson, Karan
Laing, Jade Gilbert, ALUKO
Stacie Handfield and
50 Omega Psi Phi current and Other
retired brothers. includes
Mayor Gilbert response Matters'
indicated ho\\ his mother Jerkins
encouraged him to apply Dewey
for the seat and his mother Starks,
stactd with him all the way. Smith
He then switched his his ChicoA
focus to Miami Gardens' Luella
rece nt increase in crime. Foster,
"I'm going to hire more police Brown
officers now, create more jobs The 1
now and reduce the housing are Cc
problems now." The audience Fundrai

roared its approval.
Ferguson succinctly
stated: "Ninety
percent of the people
graduated from
North Dade Jr./Sr.
High School. This
historical moment
shall never be
s in attendance
d: "Chatter That
" fans, such as Marie
, Beverly Hudell,
Knight II, Dante
Torin Cox, Baljean
photographerr. Dr.
renas, Johnny Davis,
Grayson, Adrian
Dexter Foster, Jean
and daughter.
13th Annual 'Thmngs
joking mn Overtown
sing Gala" left

an impact on the
supporters of St. John
CDC's projects with Dr.
Nelson L. Adams, III,
M.D. chairman of the
board. Credit goes out
to: Ola O. Aluko, MBA,
AAIA, president/CEO;
Bishop James Adams,
Sr., pastor; Dr. Edwin T. DEl
Demeritte, chairman,
fundraising; and committee
members Lawrence Brown,
Hurlette Brown, Franklin
Clark, Martha Day,
Rachel Freeman, Lorraine
Gary, Doris Isaac, Grace
Humphrey, Susan Kelly,
Beverly Smith and Joshua
The elegant evening also
included recognition of
selected honorees, such as
Rodney Baltimore, executive
producer arid co-host of the


Tom Joyner Show;
Hurlette Brown,
who joined the St.
John CDC in 1999;
S Donna Diston, who
- i was educated in
Kingston, Jamaica
and holds the
position of vice
ERITTE president for Wells
Fargo Bank: Gregory
D. Gay, who received his BA
from Tuskegee University
and is a visionary for the
improvement of economically
depressed areas; and Doris
Isaac, Teacher of the Year in
1992, plus much more.
The food was superb and
served buffet style, while line
dancing took over the dance
floor. Leading the dance line
were Henry and Millicent
Mickens, Dana Moss and A.

Congratulations goes out
to Regina M. Grace who
was recently elected to the
position of chair of the board
of the Florida Association for
Community Action. Hearty\
congrrats to Betty T. Ferguson
who was honored ascommunity
leader of the year by the
South Florida Chapter of the
National Alumnae Association
of Spelman College on August
12th. Evelyn Onyejuruwa
won the BHF African
Magazine's -I AM AFRICAN"
photo contest and received
the largest number of votes in
the contest's history. Crystal
Pittman was honored as one
of South Florida's 40 Under
Black Leaders of Today and
Tomorrow of 2012 on Friday,

July 27th -
congratulations '.
soror! Hearty congratulations
go out to Ladema Smith who
has been promoted to assistant
principal at Comstock
Elementary School.
it's that time again: Are
you ready for some football?
Bethune-Cookman University
Wildcats vs. Florida A&MN
University "Rattlers" Nov. 17th.
Call Carolyn Mond for more
information at 305-691-8161.
See you there! Join the gang!
Congratulations goes out to
the Rev. Dr. Ralph M. Ross
and the congregation of the
Historic Mount Zion Baptist
Church whose church is now
116-years-old. Mount Zion
has worshipped in its location

since 1898.
Schools are now open so let
us all drive more carefully
If you bought your sons or
daughters those fancy smart
phones you need to consider
"blocking" their phones from
those fancy smart phones that
"you" have to monitor.
Old Miamians were saddened
to hear of the demise of Selma
Taylor-Ward. Selma expired
last Monday. She graduated
from B.T.W. in the class of
1945. She was the sister of
Etta Mae Taylor and Elry
Wedding anniversary
greetings go out to a wonderful
couple who celebrated their
63rd on Sept. 8th; Edward J
and Elizabeth (Betty) Blue.
Jr.. may you enjoy many more!
Did you know the post office
located on 62nd street near
7th avenue is now a funeral
home? It is named Zion

Funeral Home. Think of the
many man', people in that area
who do not own cars and go
to the post office to purchase
stamps, money order, etc.
What a shame, plus all those
business places havmg to mail
items. That post office had
been at that location for 75
years or more I was told. What
a shame senior citizens must
now travel outside of their own
community in order to conduct
essential business.
Get well wishes and our
prayers go out to all of you!
Deacon Doris Ingraham, Vera
Wyche, Willie Neal, Maureen
Bethel, Edith Coverson,
Prince Gordon, Sheri Futch,
Thomas Nottage, Princess
Lamb, Naomi A. Adams, Julia
Johnson-Dean, Lottie Major-
Browne, Bennie Norwod,
Donzaleigh "Lea" McKinney,
Shirley Bailey and Larcenia

Director Teddy Harrell has a real theater gem

continued from 1C

Movement was in its infan-
tile stages. In a sense, the play
is a metaphor for what was
happening to Blacks then
and even now. On a subway
a provocative white woman,
Lula JYevgeniva Katsl, picks
up a handsome, young Black
stranger, Clay [Samuel Umohj
and mocks him for having
mastered the uniform, lan-
guage and manners of white
intellectuals. In the end she
lures him to his death. Ironi-
cally, it's almost 50 years
since the play debuted and
while we have a Black man
in the White House, there
are those in white America
who want to crucify him.
One could say that Presi-
dent Obama represents
Clay while white America


and more

continued from 1C

next top gospel artists.
S.I.G.N. was founded in
2001 by locals Jespert
Powell, originally from Ja-
maica and Evron Stewart.
The group uses Jamaican-
inspired rhythms fused
with intricate a cappella
arrangements from genres
that include gospel, R&B
and reggae.
Free Gospel Sunday will
again be hosted by local
TV anchor Calvin Hughes.
Admission is free but you'll
need tickets to attend. Go to
www.arshtcenter.org to get




represents Lula."

The lead roles are played
by Kats. a Ukranian-born ac-
tress with a degree in theater
from SMU and Umoh, an Af-
rican-born man who earned
his theater degree from Barry
University. Both give stel-
lar performances. Smaller
parts are played by Miami-
Dade County Public School
students currently studying
drama at the African Heritage
Cultural Arts Center.
And while costs continue to
rise, AAPACT has remained

committed to keeping its pric-
es affordable.
"It's important that our peo-
ple be able to enjoy fine the-
ater just like those who are
more affluent," Harrell added.
Next season will be even
more exciting. Harrell says,
with shows like Baldwin's
Amen Corner and Wilson's
Fences among the line up.
So, if affordable theater done
with great precision and ex-
cellence is what you're seek-
ing, check out The Dutch-
man. We definitely give it a
The show runs through
Sept. 30th at the Center's

Wendall Narcisse Performing
Arts Theatre 16161 NW 22nd
Ave.j For more info, call 305-

Jazz is deeply rooted

continued fro 1C

a play on Broadway. "Gotta Go
Disco," that lasted all of four
days. Still. I kept dabbling
in jazz but kept making
excuses for why I didn't
want to commit to perform-
ing it. Luther kept me pretty

Finally after great con-
sternation, Adderley says
he realized that he had to
return to his jazz roots.
"I returned to jazz about
four years ago I had to
keep the music of my fam-
ily alive and represent it,"
he said. "I like to do jazz
arrangements of pop tunes
so that the music is more
accessible to the younger
generations. But of course I
do the traditional jazz tunes
Adderley will hit the stage
on Saturday. Sept. 15 at 8
p.m. in the Amaturo The-

ater at the Broward Center
for the Performing Arts to
honor the birthday of his
uncle. Cannonball a
Florida legend who taught
at Dillard High School in
Ft Lauderdale before mov-
ing to New York City and
playing with such legends
as Ray Charles, Yusef Lateef
and Miles Davis [He died
from a stroke in 1975 and
would have been 84 on
Sept. 15thl.
"You can't tell from the ra-
dio stations these days, but
overseas and in places like
New York City or LA jazz is
still very much respected as
the classical art form that it
is. Jazz is still alive and well
and moving forward in all
kinds of amazing directions.
And I am proud to be part of
that movement."
Adderley will be joined
by quintet members: Roy
NlcCurdy. drums; Vincent
Herring, alto sax; Longineu
Parsons, trumpet; and Trev-
or Ware. bass. For informa-
tion call 954-462-0222.





Becoming a Mentor
Mentoring doesn't just benefit the youth. Mentors lind ihe\
not only hate fun, but they grow personally, feel more
productive. understand other cultures more, and de elop
better relationships with their own children.
When choosing a mentorship program to become
involved in:
Talk to the organization's volunteerr coordinator. Ask
about the time commitment, types otfactil ites and
opportunities available, and the process of matching
youngg people with mentors.
Find out about training and support for mentors.
as well as the application process Some programs
require a written application, personal and profes-
sional references, as well as a background check.
Ask )ourself some questions, too. What kind of time
commitment can you make" What age group \would
you like to work wlth? Are %ou willing to take on the
challenges and rewards of mentoring someone? Are
you willing to grow, as a person?

Mentoring Tomorrow's Men
Mentoring is the development of a
caring, supportiLe relationship that helps someone reach
their fullest potential.
The National Mentoring Partnership (k\vw%.mentoring.
org says that formal mentoring relationships help reduce
delinquency, substance abuse and academic failure. The,
also promote "posinve outcomes, such as self-esteem.
social skall and know ledge of career opportunities."
"A lot of boys today don't have anyone showing
them or telling them how to be a good man." says Joe
Sigurdson. cofounder of Boys to Men. "We help boy s
become better men. We bring good men into bo.s' lives to
be mentors and role models. We teach and model integrity.
accountability. character, compassion and respect. And
it works.-
You Can Make a Difference
Linfortnatel., there is a constant need for mentors. To
become a mentor, you don't hate to be an e\per in
anything, and you don't have to have all the answers.
The National lMentoring Partnership says that successful
Smcerely want to be in\oled with young people
Respect young people
Are active listeners
Hale empathy for others
See opportunities and solutions
Are flemble and open

Mentoring boys

changes lives

t age eleven, Willie was headed for disaster. His home life
was full of violence and abuse, and he was full of self-hatred
and anger.
"I felt no one loved me," he says. "So at twelve, I started digging my
own grave in the canyon behind my house."
But then something happened. Some caring mentors came alongside
Willie and changed his life. As he puts it, "They kept pursuing me
because they saw what I could not my true potential."
Boys at Risk
Willie was considered an at-risk youth. Kids like Willie have problems
that put their health, development and overall success in life in
The National At-Risk Education Network defines at-risk in two
At-risk of dropping out of school
At-risk of not succeeding in life due to being raised in unfavorable
How do young people end up at-risk? To look at the dropout issue,
there is no single risk factor to predict who is likely to drop out of
school it's actually a combination of circumstances.
The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network at Clemson
University reviewed 25 years of research and found that dropping
out of school is related to individual, family, school and community
factors. It's described as a long process' of disengagement that adds up
over time.
Being raised "in unfavorable circumstances" includes factors such as
poverty, limited access to opportunities, and the lack of positive adult
influences in their lives.
"Boys naturally look toward men for guidance, but too many
young men don't have solid male role models.to look up to," said
Craig McClain, cofounder of Boys to Men Mentoring Network, a
.nonprofit organization dedicated to guiding boys through their passage
to manhood. "Growing up without fathers, male mentors or positive
role models has a devastating effect on young men, and ultimately our

At-risk boys get the chance at a better life with programs like the Boys to
Men Mentoring Network.

How It Works
The Boys to Men mentoring program
has three components: an experiential
mentor training for carefully screened

a Rites of Passage weekend and
ongoing group mentoring. The group
mentoring allows the boys and their
mentors to meet in a group setting
to strengthen relationships, share
the challenges intheir lives, and get
positive support.
"We've seen some major changes
in these boys' lives," said McClain.
"Over 5,300 men and boys have
been through the program over the
years, and we've seen boys overcome
incredible odds to become loving
fathers, husbands and good men."
Started in San Diego in. 1996, Boys
to Men has expanded to communities
in 27.

Having mentors and positive role
models lets boys know that they
have value, that someone cares, and
that they can grow up to be good





n he Miami Times

Designer B Michael 'America

Red' debuts lin

Ready to wear collection

created by a fashion legend
By Ju'lia Samuels
jsauicnuls@niatiniesonlint.c, ,

Kno~n as the magic behind the enchanting designs
that icons such as Whitney Houston, Lena Home, Angela
Bassett and Cicely Tyson have worn, B Michael is regarded
as a fashion legend and inspiration. Michael recently
launched his ready to wear collection "B Michael America
Red" at Macy's. The collection is said to be a reflection of
the designer's signature style

The move to showcase his signature aesthetic appears
- to be the natural next step for the designer. Michael has a
history in design that dates back to the TV series "Dy-
nasty." The designer has designed for Oscar de La Renta
and Louis Feraud. It is safe to sav that Michael not only
brought his preferred aesthetic to his new collection, he
also brought a rich history\ of fashion to his collec-
"It is a modern approach to glamour." Michael said. '
"It is very rich \ith Autumn foilage tones including:
deep terracotta. eggplant and golds with brown as a
The collection also draws influence from the Mi-
chael's work with Whitney Houston on the film
Michael's collection is only available at Macy's '
Dadeland.'The price range of the collection is be-
tween $155 and $400.

Michael's success is impressive all on its own but
it is considered exceedingly impressive given the
sometimes tumultuous rapport the fashion indus- '
try seems to adopt when it comes to the issue
of race. Michael's success can be credited with
his choice to not accept racism as an obstacle.
"I think among ourselves we have the power
to overcome such issues," Michael said. "The
bigger issue is learning to support each other.
I am fortunate to have the support of very ac-
complished people of all colors and .we have to
pay it forward." .

t Macy's

'9 Legendary fashion

designer B Michael dis-

S cusses his latest venture

with Macy's in an exclusive

Miami Times interview.

Dress to Kill"boutiqueoenin

By Ju'!ia Samuels

The owner of "Dress to Kill
Boutique," on 188 NW 36th
Street, Anotonia Louissaint is
ushering in a lost art for most
South Florida boutiques. In-
stead of housing generic brands
that fashion goers know and,
love, Louissaint is reaching out
to rindpeind,-rn fashion design-
ers and bloggers to fill her bou-
tique with one of a kind pieces.
"The concept is to bring inde-
p rie J'd-i'L .ij r.-:li'pr:O-eurs to con-
sumers," Louissaint said. The
opr-rirni of Louissaint's bou-
tique brought out well-known
Miami bloggers and fashion in-
siders who were eager to take
a, per-l: at the iidependcent mer-
(.ii.irsie that filled the bou-
The designers and bloggers
who contributed to Louissaint's
inventory were also present at
the bouL iqiiI,- opening, as well.

S-Photo courtesy/Mackinley Madhere
Owner of Dress to Kill Boutique Anotonia Louissaint and

Love and Hip Hop's Emily B.
Maryland based blog-
ger, Cortnie Hutchinson of
"Stylelust Pages" created the
customized clutches that were
prominently displayed in the
boutique. Hutchinson who said
that she was excited to be a
part ,of the venture described

her rapport with Louissaint as
a profitable partnership.
SShe's been an amazing cli-
ent and really liked my work,"
Hutchinson said. "She told
me she was planning to open
a boutiqfte a couple of months
ago and that's when we began

collaborating for her store."
Everything in Louissaints
boutique.is one-of- a-kind.
"I like quirky pieces so that
is what I try to fill the boutique
up with," Louissaint said. "If
you purchase something from
this boutique you will not see
someone else with it. I order
custom pieces in small quan-
tities. I hate when you see too
many people walking around
with the same outfit or acces-
In keeping with the theme of
being one-of-kind, Louissant
also said that she is making it
a point to step into untapped
"I am making it a point to in-
clude pieces for all size," Louis-
saint said. !'The average wa m-
an's size is a size 14. So I am
making it a point to carry plus
sizes and extremely small size.
but the idea is to have some-
thing that is flattering for ever y
size and shape."

shion show
*ence first," Sanders said.
Building an online following
is crucial to gaining fashion
enthusiasts .and other fash-
ion and beauty insiders' trust.
The company makes it a.point
to hand-pick every local tal-
ent that they showcase.
"We just want people to tell
us how they are different,"
said director of talent and
public relations, Farah Du-
The overall goal for de-
signers and make-up
artists and other fash-
ion insiders is to become
"Phatechee Approved."
Both women who make up
half of the executive board for
the company agree that there
is a lot of talent in Miami in
need the proper platform.
Phatechee intends to be that
platform. The company intends
to launch their agency later in
the year.

Club 50 at the Viceroy Hotel
served as a cultural melting
pot Situr.ilay evening on Au-
i.isl 31st, The Skylinc Fashion
Show hosted by Phatechee, an
mcergifng, South Florida agen-
cy, brought out Miami fashion
bloggers, photographers, and
"We were very pleased with
the turnout," said Trina Saun-
ders, founder of Phatechee.
The fashion show featured
two local designers: Ivette Lo-
pez and Natalya Toporva. Each
show was a celebration of Mi-
ami style and Miami climate.
Warm and light colors ap-
peared to be the trend for the
evening. The featured looks of-
fered a promising glimpse into
the approaching season.
"The Phatechee fashion show
featured unique and modern

Models at the Skyline Fashion Show Strike a pose in
signer's Ivette Lopez custom designs.

designs that I could totally see
myself wearing," Miami fash-
ion blogger Ashley Lorraine of
"A Sassy Woman," said.

The "Skyline Fashion Show"
is just the beginning for Phat-
echee, according to Sanders.
"We have a lot planned for
the upcoming year," Sanders
The company intends to

hold multiple fashion shows
through out the year in addi-
tion to voting a initiative that
the company is spearheading.
The company is a result of the
collaborative efforts of fashion
and beauty insiders.
The company's ascension
into the Miami public eye has
been calculated very carefully,
according to Sanders.
"We wanted to make sure
that we built an online pres-


Evening of style

A nation-wide event brings out

fashion lovers

By Ju'lia Samuels ~'iws

It is a single night in the
,year that summons all fash-
ion lovers to the nearest par-
ticipating stores. Sponsored
by Vogue and The Beacon
Council, Fashion Night Out
[FNO] proves to be a suc-
cessful night of mingling
and shopping for those who
choose to take advantage.
Over 65 retailers participate
every year making Fashion
Night Out the largest shop-
ping event of the year..

Macy's located in the Aven-
tura mall hosted a fashion
show, which featured the
co-star of The Style Network's
"Empire Girls," and former '
host of BET's 106th and Park,
Julissa Bermudez. Additional
hosts for the evening includ-
ed supermodel Niki Taylor'
and "Real Housewives of New
York," LuAnn de Lesseps.
Despite having an impres-
sive on-air resume, Bermu-
dez admitted, in an interview
with The Miami Times, that
she was still pretty nervous
and excited about hosting
the show.
"I think if you ever get to
a point where you are rot
nervous before doing some-
thing like-this, you should'
-be worried," Bermudez said.
"You always want that excite-
Aventura Mall served as
a participant of Fashion
Night Out. Retailers supplied
drinks, free food and gift

Model walking in Fash-
ion Night Out's exclusive
Macy's show.
bags to Miami shoppers.
With so many stores and
location to choose from arn ex-
ecutive board member of the
Beacon Council offered simple
advice to any shoppers who
may have felt overwhelmed.
"I think the best way to ex-
perience FNO-Miami is to pick
a spot you rarely frequent, to
discover something new and
refreshing," said Vice Presi-
dent of international econom-
ic development programs for
The Beacon Council.

The night of fashion made
a few things clear about the
color palate of choice for the
Fall season, it's all about the
warm but still vibrant colors.
The must-have colors include:
eggplant, .burnt orange, royal
blue, deep teal and primrose
yellow to name a few.

1: TV personality and "Empire Girls" co-star Julissa Ber-

mudez poses for The Miami Times.
2 and 3: Model walking in Macy's fashipn show in exclu-
sive pieces offered at Macy's stores only.

Style with a purpose: Skyline fa,

By Ju'lia Samuels
,'- 4,1, ittloer [. ,--'.l .

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By Greg Toppo teachers, schools are having
to hire large numbers of new
WASHINGTON With'three' teachers. Between 40 percent
years of teaching underher to 50 percent.of those enter-
belt, Allison Frieze nearly '- ing the profession iow leave
qualifies as a grizzled-vet- within five years in what
eran. The 28-year-old special Ingersoll calls a "constant
education teacher at E.L replenishment of beginners."
SHaynes Public Charter School The end result: a more
here already has more exper- than threefold increase in
ence than the typical U.S. the sheer number of inex-
teacher. perienced teachers in U.S.
She remembers hecir ;. s'schools. In the 1987-88 -
year and.says no nxie w-.hrer' school year, Ingersolles-
really wants to'rehliv4 tht, tiimates, there were about -
"You have so many pres-. :-,. 65,000 first-year teachers;
sures on you.and you're kind l by 2007-08,,the number had
of swimming,, trying to keep, grown to more than 200,000.
your head above water iwith In the 1987-88 school year,
all of the things you haVl to he found, the biggest group
do,'' Frieze says; of teachers had 15 years of
.Research.suggests that par- experience. By the 2007-08
merits this fali, titore likely school'ear, the most recent
thini ever to findtbat.their. data.available, the biggest'
Scild!s teaceirs-are'relatively 6 'grouplcf teachers had one
new.to-the profeswion;.and year-experience.
possibly very young. ., What should parents expect
Recent findings by ,ichard from these new teachers, and
Ingersoll at th piversity'f 'how should they interact?
Pennsylvania snwthat as For one thing, get used to
teacher attrition rates have communicatingg online with
risen, from"iabout 10 percent them, says Susan Fuhrman,
to 13 perceritfo first-year president-of Columbia Univer-

sity's Teachers College.
"They're going to be much.
better at technology," she
says. "They're going to have
grown up-digital natives," -.
drawn to technology and less
afraid of it than their par-
ents' generation. They're also,
more likely to see the posi- -
bilities in emerging software-
such as games, simulations
and classroom management-.
The growth of public .r- "-.
funded, but privately un-
charter schools.such as
Haynes, where Frieze now.
works, means that more:
young teachers view parents
as consumers and likely won't
be put off by probing ques-
tions, says Tim Daly of TNTP,
formerly knowri as The New
Teacher Project, a New York-
based non-profit that provides
teachers to schools nation-
wide. Daly notes that today's
22-year-old teacher was 11:
when the federal No Child
Left Behind law was born.
SIt mandated annual testing .
'in reading and mathematics
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Should parents 'friend' their child's teacher?
By Greg Toppo principal what their policy is compartmentalize, we have ting up (or whether the teach- irig a different route and use
on friending parents on Face- one online persona that rep- er currently has) a Facebook education-friendly/only sites
As the typical teacher book. More and more districts resents us both professionally group and/or page for the such as Edmodo.
skews younger chances are are actively supporting teach- and personal Re ardless class which would l t t P t t l

that your child's teacher
has a Facebook page. What
should you do if he or she
sends a "friend" request? And
should you take the initia-
tive and "friend" the teacher
Ask the teacher and/or

ers in creating professional
school accounts so this may
be a good option for some
educators. There are also
educators and administrators
who welcome friend requests
from parents, students,
teachers, etc. Rather than

p"I Ful ziullly. g g UIrV ,
asking in advance is a good
rule of thumb to avoid the
discomfort of having a friend
request ignored.
STeacher sets up a class
Facebook page or group.
Parents ask whether the
teacher would consider set-

raut;Z, WILICH YoVU let parents
and teachers interact, and
parents could get a window
into things going on in the
classroom. At the same time
this option doesn't require
parents, teachers or students
to friend one another. Many
schools and districts are tak-

a- Lren.L.O 0L s U a c asso
page or group.
In some schools, parents
have set up a class page or
group, which is a way for par-
ents to stay connected with
one another as well as with
their child's teacher if she or
he agrees to do so.

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Layaway goes free as Kmart

and Sears abolish their fees

Move followed

actions by Toys R

Us and Walmart
By Oliver St. John.
Jayne O'Donnell

Kmart has drop all layaway
fees and allow shoppers to put
any item on layaway at nearly all
of their stores, parent company
Sears Holdings told USA TODAY
The elimination of fees will be
in effect until November 17, but
the company may extend it to
the entire year, Jai Holtz, Sears'
Holdings vice president of finan-
cial services, said Friday. Sears
will have a similar program in
October, but specific dates are
being finalized.
Sears' move follows Toys R
Us' announcement Monday
that it would drop layaway fees.
Walmart lowered its layaway fee
to $5 from $15 on Wednesday.
What's starting to sound like a
layaway war is good news for con-
sumers, says Gail Cunningham,
spokeswoman for the National

Kmart employee retrieve customers gifts from the layaway

Foundation for Credit Counsel-
"I love layaway," Cunning-
ham says. "It's a terrific tool for
anyone, but particularly some-
one who knows they need to be
disciplined around the holidays."
Still, shoppers are spending
money they.haven't earned yet,
Cunningham says. "You can
still dig that deep financial hole,"

she says.
Cunningham recommends
shoppers ask if they can get the
sale price if a product is dis-
counted while on layaway and
what happens if they decide they
don't want or can't afford to keep
making payments.
At Kmart, consumers can get
the sale price if a product is
marked down within seven days

of being placed on layaway. They
can also get their money back
if they forfeit their layaway, but
they are charged a $10 penalty.
Pushing layaway:
Walmart. The mega-discount-
er is reducing layaway fees to $5
from Sept. 16 to Dec. 14. Walmart
dropped layaway for anything but
jewelry in 2006 but brought it
back last year to include toys and
electronics. Small home applianc-
es and big-ticket sporting goods
are eligible now, too. Customers
who pay off their layaway get a $5
Walmart gift card.
Says spokeswoman Sarah
Spencer: "You get your money
back if you see it through."
Toys R Us. The toy retailer's
fee drop is valid for items paid off
by Dec. 16. Toys R Us revived its
layaway program in 2009 after a
five-year hiatus and expanded it
last year to include nearly every-
thing in the store.
Troy Rice, VP of stores and ser-
vices, says layaway is popular for
large, hard-to-hide gifts such as
bikes and power wheels, "because
the kids won't find it if it's at Toys
Please turn to LAYAWAY 10D

Survey: Job

gains in Aug.

hit 2o,0ooo

Other reports also indicate

an uptick in employment

By Paul Davidson

Businesses added 201,000 jobs in August.
the most in five months, according to a survey
of the private sector, stirring hopes that the
government's employment report today could
show solid gains.
Separate reports last Thursday on jobless
claims, layoffs and service-sector activity also
pointed to a possible pickup in the pace of
payroll growth.
In July, the U.S. gained 163,000 jobs overall,
and the unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent
from 8.2 percent.
The 201.000 private-sector additions re-
ported Thursday by the ADP National Employ-
ment Report solidly beat economists' estimates
of 140,000 job gains. ADP also revised up its
estimate of July payroll advances, to 173.000
from 163,000.
In August, small businesses with up to 49
workers added 99,000 jobs. while midsize firms
with 50 to 499 employees added 86.000.
Large companies, with 500 or more workers,
added 16,000. following a recent trend that has
Please turn to JOB 8D

Debt, bankruptcy plaguing single Black women

By Danielle Cheesman

In 2010, the Insight Center
for Community Economic De-
velopment released a report on
the national wealth gap, re-
vealing that single Black wom-
en achieved a median wealth
income of just $100. Yes, you
read that right. The staggering
statistic appears even more
shocking when compared to
that of their white, counter-
parts, who averaged a medi-
an wealth income of just over

$41,000. .
Though the Insight Center
is still assessing more recent
data, the effects of the ongoing
economic crisis, coupled with
a longstanding structure of
racism and sexism, lead many
to believe that the new results
will not show much improve-
ment, and that solutions, if
any, are few.
The report, "Lifting as
we Climb: Women of Color,
Wealth, and America's Fu-
ture," also found that nearly

half of all single Black women
have zero or negative wealth,
meaning their debts exceed
all their assets; one-fourth of
single Black women have no
checking or savings 'account;
and only 33 percent of Black
single women are homeown-
Subsequently, the rates at
which Blacks are defaulting
on loans and filing for bank-
ruptcy are growing.
SAccording to the "Is There a
Racial Divide in Bankruptcy?"

report, Blacks file for Chapter
13 at twice the rate of any oth-
er racial group. Chapter 13 al-
lows the individual to undergo
a supervised financial reorga-
lization'of their debt, but keep
their property. Filing for Chap-
ter 7 results in the liquidation
of the individual's assets, sell-
ing off their property with the.
money going to creditors.
Chapter 7 trustee Gregory M.
Messer of Brooklyn, N.Y. raises
an additional concern regard-
ing women's wealth. "Aledi-

cal expenses and divorces are
true (reasons) for almost any
debtor," he said. "But what's
different for women, and this
isn't unique to Black women,
is if you ask those who are fil-
'i ing individual bankruptcy,
who have children, if they are
receiving child support, a dis-
proportionately high number
would say 'No.'"
Furthermore, as Black News
notes, student loans now have
an overall default rate of about
15 percent at for-profit col-

leges institutions are aimed
at the economically disadvan-
taged. "[The schools are] tar-
geting them with this hard sell
of promises of what they can
achieve with a degree," she
said. They re burdened with
such heavy loans in order to
go through the educational
training. They end up having
to leave the program because
they can't keep paying and
get stuck with this heavy debt
that they don't have a degree
to then help pay off."

Auto sales step on the gas

Drivers feel a need to trade in older cars

One out of 10 Americans unemployed and many more people struggling to pay for food.

Americans struggling to

By Khadeeja Safdar

Another sign that the econ-
omy is not recovering quickly
enough: A significant number
of Americans are still having
trouble affording food. Ac-
cording to Gallup, nearly one
in five Americans say they
didn't have enough money
to pay for food at times this
year. The poll results, based
on the responses of nearly

180,000 American adults,
were gathered through vari-
ous surveys conducted from
January through June.
Americans in southern
states were the most likely to
have a hard time buying gro-
ceries, while residents of the
Mountain Plains and Midwest
regions had the least trouble,
Gallup found. Census data
from 2011 showed that pov-
erty rates rose the most in

pay for food
the South from 2009 to 2010,
as compared to other regions
in the U.S. The overall share
of Americans who had trouble
buying food (18.2 percent)
hasn't changed much from
last year's slightly higher
share of 18.6 percent.
While the 2012 data marks
a slight improvement, the
outlook for food affordability
is not favorable. The U.S.
Please turn to FOOD 10D

By James R. Healey

Automakers on last Tuesday
reported the strongest sales
pace in August since the
"cash for clunkers" govern-
ment rebates three years ago
created a wave of trade-ins.
This time, it was largely
because the average age of
vehicles is 10-plus years, and
people simply have to re-,
place them, even if they can't
quite afford it. Automakers
'and dealers say lenders are
helping by approving more
loans for less-creditworthy
"subprime" buyers albeit at
high interest rates.
Subprime buyers were a
big part of Kia's 21.5 percent
sales rise, says Edmunds.
com analyst Jessica Caldwell:
"About 17 percent of Kia's
finance customers purchased
a car at 10 percent (annual

interest rates) or more; only
Mitsubishi and Suzuki had
a higher rate of car buyers at
that level."
But brands for high-end
buyers also were strong. Pre-
mium makes Porsche, Jaguar
Land Rover, Volvo, Infiniti,
Acura and Lexus all beat the
overall industry average 20
percent sales gain in Au-
gust, sales tracker Autodata
Automakers made a lot of
ad noise about incentives,
such as 0 percent financing,
but actually spent less than
a year ago for a fourth-con-
secutive month, TrueCar.com
market analyst Jesse Toprak
Because automakers can
borrow money so cheaply,
lending at 0 percent "costs
them almost nothing," he
Please turn to AUTO 8D

Blacks continue to miss out on lucrative hair industry

Blacks continue to miss out on lucrative hair industry

By Ashley N. Johnson
Special to the NNPA

Whether it is fried, dyed
and laid or laid to the side;
braided or loose; kinky, curly
or straight; and even glued,
sewn or bobby pinned, one's
hair is essential to every
look. According to the Black
Owned Beauty Supply As-,
sociation, the Black hair care
and cosmetic industry is a $9
billion industry and it serves
millions of Blacks. But while

Blacks are spending most of
Sthe money in the industry,
especially in regards to exten-
sions, they are profiting the
least. Most of the money being
made'in the industry is going
to other ethnicities, the Kore-
ans mainly.
For example, in the Pitts-
burgh and surrounding area
there are approximately four
Black-owned beauty supply
stores: Sisters Beauty Sup-
ply, Quik-It Beauty Supply
Outlet, Nebby Beauty Supply

and Annette's Beauty Supply,
but almost twice as many are
owned by Koreans. While they
all sell hair care products
and accessories, it is the hair
(wigs, weaves, etc.) that are
the moneymakers.
Bernard White, owner of
Nebby Beauty Supply says,
"Most products are able to
be ordered easily but there is
not a large profit margin to be
made. Hair is where the mar-
gin is. You can make $3,000-
$5,000 a day on hair sales

alone. It is not really a hard
industry to get into, it is get-
ting hair that is the problem.
It is a cold business in terms
of the hair game. The Koreans
have this industry on lock."
Challenges Black own-
ers face are many including:
distributors being Korean and
most times refusing to sell
hair only to other Koreans; a
lack of regulations within the
Every year there are several
major hair shows and confer-

ences all over the country,
such as the Bronner Bros.
Beauty Show, the Interna-
tional Hair & Nail Show and
more, that cater to Blacks.
Nora Johnson, owner of Sis-
ters Beauty Supply, says she
has attended several national
conferences in regards to the
Black hair industry. She was
amazed to learn that Koreans
run a majority of them and
the workshops are conducted
in the Korean language -
even the ones on how to sell to

the Black consumer.
What resources are there
out there for Black owned
beauty suppliers? The Black
Owned Beauty Supply As-
sociation, which is supposed
to be one of the resources for
Black-owned beauty sup-
pliers, advertises that it's a
premier national organiza-
tion that provides Blacks
the platform to demonstrate
competitive leadership in the
$9 billion Black hair care and
Please turn to GAINS 8D

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August sales for eight big-
gest U.S. auto sellers and
percent age gains from
last August.

Aug. Sales Change
GM 240, 520 10.1%
Ford 196,749 12.6%
Toyota 188, 520 45.6%
Chrys. 148,472 14.1%
Honda 131,321 59.6%
Nissan 98,515 7.6%
Hyndai 61,099 4.4%
VW 52,730 48.2%

Industry 1,288,202 19.9%
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What do you want in iPhone 5? Trading in the "clunkers"

Consumers request bigger screen

and longer battery life
By Jefferson Graham wait for the new one. I want
longer battery life, a bigger
Morgan Buehler has been screen, faster Internet and

waiting for a new iPhone,
and she has a long laundry
list of features she'd like to
see on the iPhone 5, which
Apple is expected to unveil
Wednesday at a media event
in San Francisco.
"I've been waiting for the
upgrade for 11 months,"
says Buehler, who works in.
advertising in Los Angeles
and has an iPhone 4. "I can't

better speakers."
Since the iPhone's 2007
debut, Apple has sold more
than 243 million making
the smartphone arguably
the most popular consumer
device today, says indepen-
dent tech analyst Richard
Doherty of the Envisioneer-
ing Group. By comparison,
Google Chairman Eric
Schmidt said Wednesday

that there are 480 million
Android phones, double
the iPhone population. The
difference is that there are
many different Android
models. The most success-
ful, Samsung's Galaxy line,
has sold 15 million units,
Doherty says.
Each iPhone introduction
has been more successful
than the previous one. The
iPhone 4S, even though
it was introduced in
October to less critical
acclaim than for previ-
ous models, outsold
the original iPhone,
Please turn to tPHONE 5 10D

Report gives sign of encouragement

JOB often has varied signifi-
continued from 6D cantly from, the Labor De-
partment's official tally, de-
seen bigger businesses lag- spite tracking similar broad
going behind smaller enter- trends.
prises in job growth. This year, for instance,
The service 'sector added ADP's numbers have dif-
185,000 jobs, and goods- fered from the government's
producing companies add- by an average 45,000 a
ed 16,000, including 3,000 month, sometimes overstat-
by manufacturers. Con- ing job gains and underes-
struction payrolls rose by timating in other months,
10,000, the best showing according to an analysis by
since March. Barclays Capital.
While the report was en- Other employment re-
couraging, ADP's estimate ports last Thursday were

also mildly positive. The
number of Americans' ap-
plying for unemployment
insurance for the first time
fell by 12,000 to 365,000.
A four-week average that
smoothes fluctuations was
unchanged at 371,000, be-
low the second-quarter av-
erage of 382,000. Jobless
claims under 400,000 gen-
erally indicate modest em-
ployment growth.
Meanwhile, employers an-
nounced layoffs of 32,239
workers last month, the few-

est since december 2010,
according to outplacement
firm Challenger Gray and
A measure of service-
sector employment rose
sharply in August to 53.8
from 49.3 in July, according
to the Institute for Supply
Management. Its overall in-
dex of service-sector activity
also increased to 53.7, from
52.6 in July, exceeding esti-
mates. A reading above 50
indicates expansion; below
50 means it's contracting.

continued from 6D

says, unlike cash
rebates that come
straight off automak-
ers' profits. And be-
cause automakers
weren't bribing buyers
with give-backs, the
sales increase seems
more sustainable.
The seasonally ad-
justed annual sales
rate (SAAR) was a
strong 14.5 million in
August, according to

Can automakers
keep it going after
pent-up demand cools?
Bill Fay, Toyota vice
president, says, "We
will see a few more of
the 'want' buyers show
up than just the 'need'
buyers. That would be
good for all of us, be-
cause it will help us
sustain the results."
Small cars jumped
as fuel prices rose.
GM's Chevrolet sold a
record number of Son-
ic subcompacts and
Cruze compacts. Hon-

da's Civic found twice
the buyers it did a year
But not too. small:
Ford Fiesta and Maz-
da2 subcompacts
Other stars included
cars about to be re-
placed, often snapped
up at discounts by
bargain buyers. Ford's
outgoing Fusion was
up 21 percent, for ex-
ample, and Honda's
Accord, supplanted by
a new one next month,
exploded 89 percent.

Koreans have hair on lockdown

continued from 6D

cosmetic industry na-
tionwide and nation-
ally. However when
trying to contact them
to find out what help
they give suppliers,
the website advertised
a number that was
disconnected. Some of
the top Black-owned
hair care companies
are Dudley Beauty
Corp., Carol's Daugh-
ter, Luster Inc., and

Kimba Hair Care.

They are
say they


see a large mark up
on products at the
hair places that are
not owned by Black
White said Koreans
succeed in the in-
dustry because they
support each other,
but the Black com-
munity does not. He
.also believes that the
solution to bringing

the Black hair indus-
try profits back to
the community is by
working together.
"We (suppliers) need
to form an alliance
amongst ourselves
and find a way to
bring our customers
to our stores," he said.
"We can help each
other out. We can sit
down together and
compose our tools.
There's enough busi-
ness around here for

Many parents fear loss of stability

continued from 5C

nationwide.. "These people
came of age in an era when
teachers were beginning to
be held accountable for out-
comes," he says.
Fuhrman, who acknowl-
edges the excesses of too
much test prep, actually
thinks this may be a good
thing with new teachers.
"They're very used to stan-
dardized testing," she says.
"They've grown up with it
in some way. Maybe that's
healthy, in that they would
be less obsessed with it."
Heather Peske of Teach
Plus, a Boston-based non-
profit that works to improve
teacher quality in six cities,
says parents should ask
new teachers to explain the
tests they're using. Parents
shouldn't just settle for cur-
sory descriptions either. In-
stead, she says, ask, "What
do those enormous acronym

mean? What is DIBELS (a
reading test)? Explain those
to me and explain to me
where my child falls relative
to other kids in the class."
Most students have their
reading skills tested early
in the school year. "As a
parent, I would want to see
the assessment and I would
want to see the results of
the assessment," Peske
says. "And I would want the
teacher to help translate for
me what that means for my
child." Even new teachers
should also have a plan to
improve kids' learning.
Jessica Stefon, a fourth-
year teacher at Stanton
Elementary School, also in
the District of Columbia,
says she makes it a priority
to keep parents in the loop
because it's essential for a
Student's success. "You're a
collective unit boosting that
child up,"- she says.
Peske says the so-called
greening of .the profes-

sion doesn't necessarily
mean that families will find
"fresh-faced 23-year-olds in
every classroom." Like Ste-
fon, who's 30, many new
teachers are career-chang-
ers who have experienced
functional workplaces.
These teachers will expect
adequate materials, for one
thing, and the chance to
collaborate with co-work-
ers. "I do think that's good
for the profession," Peske
But parents shouldn't be
surprised if young teachers
soon leave the classroom
for better paying jobs. With
teachers moving around
more, parents should also
ask how the school keeps
their replacements curi-ent
on student progress.,
"If there's not stability in
the (teaching) force, what is
the stability of the informa-
tion about my child?" Peske
says. "If the kindergarten
teacher leaves after two

years, how do I. know the
second-grade teacher is not
going to replicate the same
Frieze, who's also earning
her master's degree, says
she has questions of her own
each fall. She likes to find
out as much about her stu-
dents as possible: Who lives
with the child? What does
he or she do after school?
What's the family routine?
She looks for "red-flag con-
cerns" such as whether a
student needs help getting
to school on time. "It's help-
ful to know all those things
up front," she says. "Finding
it out as you go along kind
of makes things difficult."
After only three years,
Frieze has become more
comfortable in the class-
room. "Things come more
naturally you just become
more efficient and it isn't as
emotionally taxing," she says,
then reconsidered. "It still is,
but it isn't as overwhelming."

A dedication to a jazzy soul

continued from 1C

she sang older songs,
and when she and her
band elaborated on
"Them There Eyes," the
older couples began to
come to the front and
dance, interpreting the
flow of the, music. The
energy settled around
one particular pair
of dancers, and every
time they developed a
new move, the crowd
And so Roy Haynes,
the drummer and
bandleader, stepped
before a softened, con-
ditioned crowd. He
wore a white satin suit
with buttons up the
legs from the ankle
to the knee and per-
formed a short tap
dance before he be-
gan playing. He asked
the audience if it knew
how old he was; many,
correctly, said 87. He
made a show of deny-
ing it. At one point he
played a solo with mal-
lets, using wood on
rims more than felt on
drums, and suddenly
stopped, seeming to
encourage a response
from the crowd, which
he received. He looked
pained. "Not now," he
hissed. "I'll tell you
when." One minute lat-
er: "Now."
"Y'all sound good,"
he judged, sizing us
up. "You look pretty

good too." He thought
for a few seconds.
"How do I look?"
Dedicated to Park-
er's spirit if not always
his music, the festival
happens every year
over the last weekend
of August, one day in
Harlem and another
in Tompkins Square
Park in the East Vil-
lage. This year is the
festival's 20th, and ex-
tra panels, workshops
and performances
were added, including
a third concert on Fri-
day evening in Harlem,
featuring the arranger
Miguel Atwood-Fergu-
son's new versions of
pieces from the Park-
er album "Bird With
Strings," with Steve
Wilson and Jaleel

Shaw splitting Parker's
alto saxophone role.
Shaw played in Mr.
Haynes's quartet on
Saturday too, and he
was a great presence:
even toned but strong,
relaxed but minutely
refined in his control
over rhythm.
Haynes, who first
played with Parker in
1949, started with one
of Thelonious Monk's
most fractured songs,
"Trinkle, Tinkle," and
reduced his drum-
ming to pure rhythm
making: no pattern
produced twice in a
row on the ride cyrm-
bal, and no perceptible
division.between core
beats and ornamental
fills or flourishes. Ev-
erything was core and

ornament at the same
"I want to see some
of the slickest ladies
up here," he suggested,
standing at the lip of
the stage. Six rose up
from the crowd and
started aiming at him.
"Look what I started,"
he said. They swarmed
him, kissing him, as he
sang the O'Jays song
"For the Love of Mon-
ey." He ordered some-
one to play a beat on
the drums, and some-
one rushed forward
from backstage to play
the funk. One woman
waggled her behind
toward Haynes. "Give
the drummer some,"
he asked. She made a
quarter turn and com-




The Miami City Commission will hold its first public hearing concerning the City
of Miami's Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Budget on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at
5:05 p.m. A second public hearing regarding same is tentatively scheduled for
Thursday, September 27,. 2012, at 5:05 p.m. Bofh meetings will take place in
the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami,

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

In accordance with the.Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the
Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5361 (Voice) no later than two (2) business
days prior to the proceeding, or at (305) 25p-5472 (TTY) no later than three (3)
business days prior to the proceeding.

(#15512) Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
City Clerk


Sealed bids will be received by the City of Miami, Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 1st Floor, 3500 Pan
American Drive, Miami, Florida 33133-5504, until 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, for
the project entitled:


Scope of Work: The project consists of landscape maintenance services for the existing medians along
US-1 between 1-95 and SW 37th Avenue. The work consists of mowing, sweeping, weed removal, litter
pick up, monthly watering the entire median, mulching, planting shrubs (3 gal.) and trees (30 gal., 10'-12'
o.a.), herbicide and insect spraying, fertilizing, erecting fallen trees, branch trimming, edging and pruning,
installation of top soil (50/50 mix). In addition, this contract includes the maintenance of the strip of land
between the wall and the curb located along the US-1 northbound outside lane between Vizcaya and SW
19th Avenue, including on the trellis, planting shrubs (3 gal.), watering, fertilizing, herbicide and insect spray-
ing as necessary, and maintaining the 1-95 landscaped embankments located approximately between SW
32nd Road and west of South Miami Avenue. The contract term is a one (1) year period with the option to
renew for four (4) additional one (1) year periods, pending on the availability of funding, and contractor's


A 100% Performance and Payment Bond for Total Bid is required for this Project.

A 5% Bid Bond of Total Bid is required.

Bid packages containing complete instructions, construction plans and specifications may be obtained at
the Public Works Department, 444 S.W. 2nd Avenue, 8th Floor, Miami, Florida 33130, Telephone (305)416-
1200 on or after September 5, 2012. Bid packages will be available in hard copy form and a non-refundable
fee of $20.00 will be required. A bid package can also be mailed to bidders upon written request to the
Department, and shall include the appropriate non-refundable fee plus $20 for shipping and handling using
regular U.S. Mail.

All bids shall be submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Bids must be submitted in dupli-
cate originals in the envelope provided with the bid package. At the time, date, and place above, bids will
be publicly opened. Any bids or proposals received after time and date specified will be returned
to the bidder unopened. The responsibility for submitting, a bid/proposal before the stated time and date
is solely and strictly the responsibility of the bidder/proposer. The City is not responsible for delays caused
by mail, courier service, including U.S. Mail, or any other occurrence.




PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE that a Special Board of Commissioners Meeting
of the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency is
scheduled to take place on Monday, September 17, 2012 @ 5:00 pm, at Freder-
ick Douglass Elementary, 314 NW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33136.

All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information please con-
tact the CRA offices at (305) 679-6800.

(#15513) Clarence E. Woods, III, Executive Director
Southeast Overtown/Park West
Community Redevelopment Agency




Black-owned baInkgives homeowners help

Black-owned bank gives homeowners help

OneUnited targets financial literacy

to assist in South Florida

By Zachary Rinkins

A recent U.S. Census- report
has confirmed what many peo-
ple already knew: Blacks were
disproportionately impacted by
the recent recession and expe-
rienced greater wealth declines,
when compared to their cultur-
al counterparts. And to coun-
teract this lingering impact on
the Black community, OneUnit-
ed Bank, the only Black-owned
bank in South Florida, is pro-
moting financial, literacy and
providing relief with economic

boost programs.
"The global community has a
need for increased understand-
ing of financial matters," said
Teri Williams, bank president.
"I believe that a lot of issues
that we are confronting right
now could have been lessened if
we had a better understanding
of finance and banking mat-
The Harvard alumna says the
bank's civil tights heritage in-
spired the company to "commit
to increasing financial literacy
in our community." .
But Williams has taken on

an additional hat this year.
She recently published a book
that teaches financial values
to young children entitled, "I
Got Bank! What My Granddad

Taught Me About. Money."
"This story is illustrative of
what many people in our com-
munity face," she said. "There
is usually is a member of our

community that has resources
and they must deal with people
who want to help them spend
their money. However, Jazz [the
main character] is trying to
stay true to what his grandfa-
ther taught him about money
and, at the same time, help his

Readers will take away. les-
sons on spending, saving and
sharing. The veteran banker
says she hopes those lessons
help readers avoid the bad fi-
nancing options that she at-
tributes to the economic slow-
down. She advises people to
seek alternative financing op-

tions offered by lending insti-
"We realized we needed our
own economy boost," she add-
ed. "We started on the loan side
Sto provide alternatives to some
of the bad loans out there."
The bank is offering up to
$1,200 for the cost of apprais-
al, credit report and other clos-
ing costs for owner-occupied
single family homes in areas
the bank serves. The bank is
"also providing up to $10,000
for first-time home buyers
looking to purchase multi-fam-
ily units. All applicants must
meet eligibility qualifications
while funds last. For more in-
formation go to www.OneUnit-

Microloans helping more

Black, small businesses

By Tonya Garcia

For years, microloans ha'e pro-
vided a gateway to self-sufficiency
for the poor around the world. Now
increasing numbers of entrepre-
neurs here in the U.S. are taking
advantage of these small loans to
finance their businesses. "Micro-
loans tend to range from $500 to
$10,000, but can be as much as
$50.000. with interest rates varying
from three percent to 18 percent,"
explains a source With shrinking
access to credit and banks denying
many small business loans, micro-
loans are an alternative. For some
groups. like minorities and women,
it's one of the few alternatives.
According to Jason Riggs, com-
munications director for Kiva,
microloCans play a "pivotal role" for
some small businesses, providing
not just funding, but also financial
literacy training and other services.
Ki\a is a nonprofit organization
founded in 2005 that has issued
$341 million in loans over the past
se en years It's also worth noting

that Kiva has a nearly 99 percent
repayment rate.
"You don't see larger banking
institutions providing these sorts of
loan services with the loans," Riggs
adds. "This is ultimately why micro-
loaning is so important. It provides
the means, skills and education to
be successful."
Riggs pointed us to some research
published in 2011 by the Associa-
tion for Enterprise Opportunity, an
organization that specializes in "mi-
crobusiness initiatives" to help what
they call "underserved entrepre-
neurs." According to that organiza-
tion, there are 25.5 million "micro-
businesses" (defined as companies
with zero to four employees) in the
U.S. Those businesses provide mil-
lions of jobs and give entrepreneurs
the opportunity to vastly improve
their financial fortunes. Still, many
small business owners struggle.
70 percent of U.S. businesses have
revenues of $100.000 or less. For
women-owned and Black-owned
businesses, that figure goes up to
87 percent.

Not looking, but stillwanting to work

By Catherine Rampell

The number of people%
not in the labor force -
that is, neither working
nor looking for work -
rose by almost 60.0,000 in
Most of the Americans
who are "not in'the labor
force" are categorized as
such because they are .
retired, stay-at-home par-
ents or otherwise not in-
terested in holding a job.
But there are also a lot of
people who really want to
work but have decided not
to bother looking for jobs
because they think the
job market is too discour-
aging or because they are
too busy with training,
family responsibilities and
so forth.
This group of people
who want to work but
aren't looking are some-
times referred to as the
shadow unemployed.
Their share of the not-
in-labor-force population
has generally been rising

since the recession began
almost five years ago:
In December 2007,
when the recession offi-
cially started, 5.9 percent
of people.counted as "not
in labor force" said they
. wished they were work-
ing. As of last month, that

share was 7.8 percent.
Surprisingly, the share
of people who weren't in
the labor force but still
wanted jobs was actually
higher in the mid-1990s,
when the Labor Depart-
ment first started col-
lecting.these numbers.

In January 1994, 10.3
percent of the people who
were not actively looking
for a job said they actu-
ally wished they were
I'm-not sure why that's
the case; given how poor
the job market is today,
you'd think an especially
high share of people who
have dropped out of the
labor force did so because
they were discouraged;
not because they stopped
wanting a job.
One possible reason
the share of people out of
the labor force who want
work isn't higher is that
school enrollment has
risen sharply since the
1990s. A lot of out-of-the-
labor-force Americans -
particularly young people,
and particularly young
women have resigned
themselves to not finding
ajob anytime soon and
have decided instead to
invest in improving their
skills while they wait for
the economy to improve.


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Reggie Miller relishes joining sister in Hall

By'Jeff Zillgitt

Reggie Miller knows
exactly what he will be
most proud of Friday,
when he is inducted in,
the Naismith Memo-
rial Basketball Hall of
Not his 25,279
points, 14th most .in
NBA history. Not his
2,560 threepointers
made, No. 2'all time.
Not his 18- year career
with one team, the In-
diana Pacers.
It will be that he'
and'his sister, Chcryl
Miller, will become
the only siblings in
the Basketball Hall of
Fame entering as play-
"I think it's more cool
for the Miller family to
have a brother- sis-
ter act in the Hall of
Fame," he said. "That's
what 'I'm most excited
about, because no one
else can say that."
Miller joins 10 others

to be inducted: Lidia
Alexeeva, Don Barks-
dale, Mel Daniels, Phil
Knight, Katrina Mc-
Clain, Hank Nichols,
Don Nelson, Ralph
Sampson, Chet Walker
and Jamaal Wilkes.
The All- American
Redheads, women's
basketball pioneers,
will be inducted as a
Miller, who attended
UCLA, went through
his mental hard drive,
trying to think of other
hall of fame siblings in
in any sport.
"Joe and Phil Niek-
ro?" Miller said. i"I
don't think Joe is in:
(' He's not.) .. Pey-
ton and Eli (the Man-
ning brothers), they're
definitely .both get-
ting in. But just think
how hard we're trying.
to rack our brains to
come up with names."
SThere are no brothers
in the Pro Football Hall
of Fame. Yet. Brothers

Dick and Al McGuire
are in the Basketball of
Hall Fame, as coaches.
Paul and Lloyd Waner
are the only brothers
in the Baseball Hall
of Fame. A handful of
pairs are in the Hock-
ey Hall of Fame, led by
Phil and Tony Esposito
and Maurice and Henri
Richard. Bobby and
Donnie Allison and Al
and Bobby Unser are
in Motorsports Hall of
Fame of America.
But Miller's point
stands. It is rare to
find siblings in a hall
of fame.
"This Miller fam-
ily, it's not too shabby.
They have a brother
and sister who are
both in the Basketball
Hall of Fame," he said.
Cheryl, with Charles
Barkley and Magic
Johnson, will pres-
ent Miller before his
Miller is remembered
for his scoring prow-

NCAA kicks off rules changes

By George Schroeder

Major-college football kicks off
Thursday, and no one seems sure
what will happen on kickoffs,
that is.
New rules changes, intended to
reduce the risk of injury from high-
speed collisions, include kicking off
from the 35-yard line rather than
the 30.
The trade-off is moving the touch-
back distance from the 20 to the 25.
In addition, the kicking team must
begin no more than 5: yards from
the 35, limiting a running start on
"It's going to be interesting," says
Arizona State coach Todd Graham,
adding he likes the changes. "It's
one of the most violent plays in foot-
The rules largely mimic those put
in place a year ago by the NFL. The
rate of touchbacks increased from

1,7 percent in 2010 to 45.1 percent
in 2011. A study done for the NFL
Players Association indicated a 43
percent decrease in concussions on
kickoff returns in 2011.
"Heck, the NFL is doing it, we
ought to do it," Oklahoma coach Bob.
Stoops says. "Some of the big blows
and the injuries do come with those
big collisions on kickoffs. To limit
some of those, I think it's a good
But coaches aren't sure how it
.will play out. Several say more
touchbacks are likely, though oth-
ers thinly the rules will lead to more
"pooch" or "sky" kicks.
"People's strategies will be differ-
ent," Graham says. "A lot of people
will probably be trying to kick it
high and keep it in play and pin you
Other changes include giving kick
returners a 1-yard protective area to
make the catch.

Miller and sister Cheryl Miller

ess, especially from
threepoint range, and
for big performances'
in big games, espe-
cially against the New
York Knicks at Madi-
son Square Garden -
often taunting director
and Knicks fan Spike

Lee courtside. Other
highlights include:
A career- high 57
points against the
Charlotte Hornets in
1992, including 8- for-
10 on three- pointers.
Twenty- five points
in the fourth, quarter

of a 93- 86 win vs. the
Knicks in the 1994
playoffs, a game in
which Miller held his
hands to his neck, sig-
naling the Knicks had
His eight points in
8.9 seconds late in the
fourth quarter against
the Knicks in the 1995
playoffs, eliminating
a six- point New York
lead with less than 20
seconds to play. The
Pacers won 107- 105.
NBA TV will air a
one- hour retrospec-
tive of Miller's career
today (7 p. m. ET) that
will include a segment
with Lee.
"When I watch some
of those games against
the Knicks and Spike
Lee, I'll be, 'OhmyGod,
did I really.do all that?'
When you are in the'

Sales may surpass in 2013

continued from 8D

iPhone 3G, iPhone
3GS and iPhone 4
combined, says Piper
Jaffray analyst Gene
He projects that
sales for the iPhone
5 will sui-pass 200
million units by the
.end of 2013. Gazelle,
a Web site that sells
used tech devices,
surveyed- its cus-
tomers about a new
iPhone, and found 60
percent lusting after
a bigger screen. Some
83 percent of its 2,600
respondents said they

are planning to up-
,"There's a huge
pent-up demand for
the new iPhone,"
Munster says. "It's the
most anticipated up-
grade in the history of
The iPhone's design
hasn't been updated
dramatically since
2010's iPhone 4, but
in the wake of new,
shiny and popular
models from Sam-
sung and LG, ana-
lysts expect a major
upgrade to the look
of the next-generation
Apple declined to

But Doherty and
Munster predict the
new iPhone will have
.improved battery per-
formance. One oft-
heard complaint is
that. the iPhone bat-
tery can't last a day
on a full charge., The
iPhone 5 is also likely
to be faster, offering
the ability to connect
to speedy 4G wireless
networks; include an
improved version of
Siri, the voice -driven
digital personal assis-
tant; and sport a larg-
er display that won't
radically change the
look of the iPhone.

moment, things hap-
pen," Miller said.
All for a guy who
never picked up a bas-
ketball thinking of im-
"I didn't play the
game to make the Hall
of Fame," Miller said.
"I never allowed my-
self to say, I need to
be in there with Magic,

Charles and Michael
(Jordan).' That's not
my personality. That's
for others to judge and
say, He belongs with
them.' . Now, I'm
happy, ecstatic and on
cloud nine that people
view me that way. But I
never allowed myself to
go there."
He is there now.

Trouble: Affording food

continued from 6D
SDepartment of Agri-
culture recently said
drought conditions;
which have affected
nearly half the coun-
try, will raise food
prices for consum-
ers even higher than.
they would already
increase because of
inflation. The drought
will affect the price of
the most basic items,
such as milk, eggs,
beef and poultry. By
2013, American con-

Shoppers get

continued from 6D

R Us."
Best Buy. For a
five percent fee, the
electronics retailer of-
fers layaway in select
stores but not for
items, on sale or some
T.J. Maxx and
Marshalls offer lay-
away in some stores,
and charge a $5 fee.

sumers can expect to
pay up to 4 percent
more for groceries.
Reports of struggles
with' food affordabil-
ity coincide with a
recent survey by the
Consumer Federa-
tion of America that
raised red flags about
Americans' overall
lack of financial secu-
rity. The survey found
that nearly 40 percent
of American house'-
holds are subsisting
paycheck to paycheck,
barely making ends

an early gift

There's a $5 penalty is
the order is canceled.
Kmart spokeswoman
Shannelle Armstrong-
Fowler says the lay-
away overhaul was not
in response to Toys R
Us or Walmart: Kmart
was in the layaway
game before them, and
never dropped out.
"We have been provid-
ing this service to our
customers forever," she



A public hearing will be held by the City Commission of the City of Miami, Florida
on September 27, 2012 at 9:00 AM at City Hall, located at 3500 Pan American
Drive, Miami, Florida, for the purpose of considering the following resolution:
THE CITY WILL PAY FOR 30.675% OF USE, OR $228,783, FOR A
All interested persons are invited to appear and may be heard concerning this
item. Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission
with respect to any. matter considered at this hearing, that person shall ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including all testimony and
evidence upon which any appeal may be based (F.S.286.0105).

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

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#15514) City Clerk




Advertisers urged

to use more Black media
acordingtOtheoSelig CenterforEcor
Note to nrketrs: Television advertising is accord to the Slig Center or Economic
NotepotraciarlGrowrth at the Universit.Y of Georga
not postracial ord on- In part that is because marketers reason
Tot's tle message that a newly formed con- au nine durng sport p.ogs or a
sorthaium o the cu largest African-Amer- that ads running dura ming sports program chael
soran med outlets co ants to end to market- prime-time drama on a mai too, saidm
iers. ho ha ot largely shunned black media in will reach some black consumers too, said
favor of placing ads on ge neral outlets. Debra L. Lee, chief e decutive at BET Net-
favor on plday BE ds on r gekra k Enter- works. "'Any well-developed mediaa plam should
Onprise Jondn l BET Nshiworks, publisher of include both." Ms. Lee said.Black media has
bony ase nd Jet rohnson Publagaines the National As- a special connection to black audiences
sociEbon of Black Omagazined Broadcasters and BET a unit of Viacom. has had a particu,
others willjoin of th media buyig agencies to larly strong ratings run in recent ears, often
introduce a campaign intended to educate ad- beating cable channels like CNN nd Bravo.
ertiscr about the importance of black media 'The Game," an original series that started
and its incrabout tsingl imdeepportanced audnce on the CW network and moved to BET. broke
Called rilnTeBlack losing the Twitter hash cable sitcom records with 7.7 million viewers
tag t nTheBlcapaign will begusin with print ad- for the premiere of its fourth season in Janu
tile campaign vill begin with print ad- -
rnorneAt the sae time, that audience is getting
The New York Tines) and trade magazines a ehd eais ge6
like Broadcasting & Cable and Adweek. It will richer. Black household d arin gre00 63.9c-
expand to a long-term joint effort that includes perc,,elt, to $75.000..from 2-00to 2009. ac- '
social media and direct outreach to marketers. cording to a Nielsen study
The initiative comes at a time when advertis- nThBlack is the first industrywide effort
ers have poured money into Spanih-lawhenguage or its kind and is long overdue, said Donald
ThV and radio in n effort to reach the grow- A. Colemax, chief executive of GlobalHue. a
ers have pouredoneA.multicultural advertising agency. "It's getting
TV and radio in an effort to re nch tie s mul ,,ulticUlturrd ade.s in terms of the
ing Hispanic population. Black audiences,
nearwhile. have largely been overlooked, to the point of ridiculoisness in terms o the
despite projected bing power of $1.2 trillion budget allocated to the Afrcan-American au-
despite projected buyil p o m0g dience." Mr. Coleman said.
by 2015, a 35 percent increase from 2008. dence. Mr. Coleman said..
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-New York Times June 25, 2012

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Jenny 786-663-8862

5511 NW 6th Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$650 a month, $1400 to move
In, first, last and security. Call
after 2 p.m.,
5545 North Miami Avenue
One bdrm, one bath. $550
monthly, $1100 to move in.
305 9021814 305.'58-6133
60 and 61 Street

One and two bdrms, $595
and $695. Call 786-486-2895.

6300 NW 15 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$950 to move in and $450
monthly. Johnny
833 NW 77 Street Rear
One bedroom, all utilities in-
cluded. $850 monthly and se-
cunty 305--190-928-1
Move in with first month rent
Remodeled efficiency, one,
two, three bdrms, air, appli-
ances, laundry, gate. From
$400. 100 NW 11 St.
Ovenown. Liberty City,
Opa-Locka, Brownsville
Apanments, Duplexes,
Houses One Two and
Three Bedrooms Same day
approval Call for specials
Free water 305-642-7080
www capiTalrentalagency

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
Located Near 90 Street
and 25 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
light, water, and air included.
Call 305-693-9486
One bdrm.-two bddrms. Se-
niors. Section 8. 305-254-
South Miami area, near Metro
Rail. Two and three bedroom
apartments for rent.
CALL 786-543-3872

2683 NW 66 Street
For more information
Call 786-277-8988

1076 NW 38 STREET
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$900 monthly. Section 8 wel-
come. 305-796-7963
Two bedrooms, one bath
$675 monthly plus first and
last. Section 8 WELCOME!
1412 NW 55 Street
One bedroom, air, bars, $575
mthly. 786-267-2538
1510 NW 65 St #2
One bdrm.,$650 monthly. Air,
water and bars. Section 8
okay, 305-490-9284.
156 NE 58 Terr.
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$675 Free Water

1722 NW 55 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1300 monthly, Section 8
Okay. Call 786-251-8515.
1850 NW 42 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
appliances, central air, water
included. Call 786-290-6750
1874 NW 74 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Bars, fenced, stove, refriger-
ator, air and includes washer
and dryer. $875 monthly.
$2625 to move in. Section 8
welcome. 305-232-3700 *
1894 NW 74 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Bars, fenced, stove, refrigera-
tor, air. $750 monthly. $2250
to move in. 305-232-3700
2242A NW 82 Street
Huge one bedroom, one
bath, newly remodeled, cen-
tral air. $725 monthly.

2283 NW 101 Street
One bedroom, air, bars, wa-
ter, $750, No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson, Broker
2357 NW 81 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath, ap-
pliances. $795 monthly.
2401 NW 95 ST #B
Two bdrms, one bath,
washer, dryer, central air.
Section 8 OK. $1,175 mthly.
Matthew 954-818-9112
2452 NW 44 Street
Two bedrooms, air, $650
monthly. 786-877-5358
3189 NW 59 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath re-
modeled water included $850
monthly. Section 8 ok.
305-975-0711 or
338 NW 59 Street
Huge one bedroom, one
bath, central air. $700 mthly.
Section 8 OK! 305-490-7033
38 NE 64 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$650 monthly. No Section 8.
Call 305-267-9449.
4909 NW 15 Court
Two bdrms., one bath, Sec-
tion 8 ok,786-362-3108.
643 NW 75 Street
Two bdrms., one bath, secu-

rity bars, tile, carpet, fenced
and appliances. Section 8
Welcome. $900 monthly.

7521 NW 1 Avenue
Huge three bdrms, two baths.
ALL NEWI Impact Windows,
central air, walk in closets.
$1250 mthly. 305-947-4502
7932 NW 12 Court
Two bedrooms, one bath, air,
tile, carpet, fenced yard, wa-
ter included, $900. Section 8
Welcome. 305-389-4011
8180 NW 21 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, $925. Section 8
Only, 786-326-3045.
92 94 NE 59 Terrace
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air, bars, $900 mthly. Section
8 only. 305-490-9284.
9712 NW 25 Avenue
Three bdrms, two baths, fully
remodeled all stainless steel
kitchen with granite coun-
ter, large yard $1200 mthly.
$3600 to move in, first, last
and security. 305-776-4030
972 NE 133 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$950 monthly. $2375 to move
in. Florida room, central air,
stove, refrigerator, ,storage,
ceiling fans, new kitchen
cabinets, flood lights, new'
floor tile and big yard. Tenant
apply for water and electricity.
786-488-3350 Mike.
Nice, clean one bdrm, 305-
298-0388 or 954-394-0794.
Two bdrms, one bath, first,
and security. 305-244-6845
One bedroom, $600 monthly.
Two bedrooms, starting at
$750 monthly. Three bed-
rooms starting at $1100. 305-
757-7067 Design Reality.
Two bedrooms, one bath.
NW Miami Shores Area
Remodeled efficiency in well
maintained complex, water,
electric included $575 mthly


1276 NW 55 Street
Large, stove, refrigerator and
water. $475 monthly.
2565 NW 92 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
stove, refrigerator, water and
lights included. Nice neigh-
borhood,$290 bi-weekly,
$870 move in.
467 NW 8 Street
Efficiency one bath, $395.'
Appliances free water.

5629 SW Fillmore Street
Hollywood. $650 mthly. Utill-
ties included. 786-370-0832
9200 NW 25 Avenue
Free electric and water. $500
monthly, first and last to move
in. Call 305-691-2703 or
Private entrance, air, cable
and use of pool. Call

Furnished Rooms
10Q10 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
1722 NW 77 Street
$115 weekly, air,
1775 NW 151 Street
New management. Micro-
wave, refrigerator, color TV,
free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728.
1800 NW 73 Street
Newly remodeled. Two
bedrooms available. $400
monthly. Free wi-fi. \Email
apryle.2011@gmail.com or
call 786-546-0079
1887 NW 44 Street
$475 monthly. $650 moves
you in. 305-303-0156.
1973 NW 49 Street
Air, cable, $500 mthly, $300
to move in. 786-286-7455
2100 NW 93 Street
Utilities, air included, $200 to
move in, $100 weekly.
2365 NW 97,Street #C
$600 monthly, first, last and
security to move in.
305-691-2703 or
2915 NW 156 Street
Free utilities. $150 weekly,
$500 move in. 305-624-3966.
342 NW 11 Street
Monthly $400.
Call 786-506-3067

6829 NW 15 Ave
$100 weekly, $200 to move
in, air and utilities included.
Call 786-277-2693
Rooms for rent, call 9 a.m. to
10 p.m. 305-896-6799.
Furnished room in private
home, nice area.
Call 305-763-3239
Miami Gardens Area
Clean room, air, private
entrance. Call 954-993-5657

Large rooms, couples
appliances,air, $105-
weekly. 786-991-5849
Large bedroom, cable
central air, parking, utility
included. Call 954-274-4
Free cable and air
Clean, nice, and air. $1
week, 786-426-6263.
Outreach Program Hoi
Move in Special $250. B
available, three meals d
Share a room. 786-443-T


1022 NW 52 Street
Three bdrms, two bath
$1295 mthly. Section
Welcome. All appliance
included, free 19' LCD
Call Joel 786-355-757
11920 SW 216 Stree
Three bedrooms, two b
single family,$1200. 954-
1143 or 772-380-6693
12425 NW 21 Court
Two bathrooms, one I
$900 monthly. Section 8
1450 NW 194 Streel
Four bdrms, two baths, $
mthly. A. Berger Realty
1473 NW 68 Terrace
Two bdrms., one bath,,.
mthly, 305-336-9977.
1514 NW 74 Street
Section 8 Preferred, t
bedrooms, one bath, fe
yard, central air, ceiling f
refrigerator; stove. Wa
dryer,, security bars, awn
Remodeled bathroom
kitchen. $1,295 mthly.
security. Call 786-218-46
1550 NW 71 Street
Two bedrooms, one
central air, $850. Secti
Only! 786-326-3045.
15930 NW 17 Place
New remodeled, three
rooms, one bath,centra
washer/dryer connect
$1200 monthly.
1611 NW 52 Street
Three bdrms., one bath,
monthly. No Section 8. C
1790 NW 48 Street
Two bdrms, one bath,
mthly. No Section 8.
Call: 305-267-9449
1851 NW 67 Street
Four bedrooms two ba
$1100 Stove. refrigera
air 305-642-7080.
2010 NW 153 Streel
Three bdrms., den, tile, I
air, $1,200. No section 8.
Terry Dellerson, Broki
20625 NW 28 Avenu
Three bedrooms, one I
tile, central air and a
ances. No Section 8. $
monthly. 786-277-4395.
2122 NW 64 Street
Section 8 Welcome
Four bedrooms, two ba
home, and garage $13
monthly Al appliance
included Free 19 inch L
TV Call Joel 786-355.7

2140 Service Road
Three bedrooms,two b.
Section 8 welcome.
786-295-1796, 954-200-;
2240 NW 87 STREET
Two bedrooms, one I
Appliances included.
monthly, Section 8 Ok.
2479 NW 81 Terraci
Three bdrms, two ba
completely renovated,
lot, quiet block. Section I
$1295 mthly
2825 NW 163 Street
Four bedrooms, two b;
air, tile, $1,350. No Sectic
Terry Dellerson, Broke
288 NW 51 Street
Three bedrooms two ba
$895 monthly. All Applia
es included. Free 19' Li
TV. Call Joel 786-355-75

295 NW 55 Street
Four bedrooms, two bat
$1,250 monthly. All app
ances included. Free 1
inch LCD TV. Call JoE

310 NE 58 Terr
SECTION 8 Welcome
Three bedrooms, there
baths, with two dens. $1
monthly. Central air, a
appliances included, fr
19 inch LCD TV. Call Je

3261 NW 132 Terr
Three bdrms, two baths.
tion 8 ok. $950 monthly.
3331 NW 51 Terrace
Two bdrms, one bath,
tral air, tile with applian

$1100 mthly. First and
plus security,total $ 3,70
move in. Call 786- 402-7!

EA 3512 NW 176 Terrace
ok, Three bedrooms, two baths,
$130 air, den, $1,300. No Section
8, Terry Dellerson Broker,
A 305-891-6776
e, 4244 NW 201 Street
ties Three bedrooms,one bath,
594. $1200 monthly. Call 646-321-
;H 1262
5024 NW 23 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
Section 8 accepted.
00 a CALL Gigi 786-356-0487 or
Lo 786-356-0486
me- 52 NW 166 Street
N. Miami Beach twnshe, new
four bedrooms, two baths.
leds $1550. Section 8 okay.
ally 305-528-9964
7306 5690 NW 5 Ave
I Three bedrooms, two bath.
Newly remodeled, section 8
preferred. $1250 monthly.
s 5947 N. Miami Avenue
8 One bedroom. one bath.
es $450 monthly
TV. 305-642-7080
6240 N Miami Court
t Two bedrooms, one bath.
aths, $895 monthly. All appli-
557- ances included free 19 Inch
LCD TV. Call Joel:
th. 786-355-7578
y 6320 NW 21 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath.
1450 Section 8 ok. 786-556-4615.
Inc. 7768 NW 14 Court
Three bedrooms, two baths.
S Section.8 only. 786-343-4131
$800 833 NW 77 Street
Four bedrooms,' one bath,
S bars, air, appliances,No Sec-
hree tion 8. $1400, 305-490-9284.
nced 930 NW 176 Terrace
fans, Three bedrooms, two baths,
she, 'den, $1,350, air, tile, bars. No
ings. Section 8. Terry Dellerson,
and Broker, 305-891-6776.
$500 Liberty City Area
346. Three and four bedrooms.
Section 8 only. 305-218-5151
on 8 Three bdrms, two baths, Flor-
ida room, central air, $1500,
$3000 to move in.
bed- 786-286-6166
action. Spacious three bdrms, two
baths, plasma TV included.
No credit check, Section 8
Welcome! Others available.
$900 786-837-3940
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$1175 mthly
$900 Call 407-497-8017
One Four Bdms., Section 8
ok. Broker: 786-955-9493
ths NW Area
tor* Two bedrooms, one bath. Air,
large yard, large living room
and two extra rooms. $1200
monthly. 786-334-4532
bars, STOPII!
er Behind in Your Rent? 24
Hour notice. Behind in Your
e Mortgage? 786-326-7916.
appli- ,

One nice large room, washer,
ath dryer, air, use of kitchen.
95 Elderly preferred $440
CD .monthly. 305-392-0989. Ask
?578 for Bill


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bath, 1416 NW 71'Street
$850 Brand new three bedrooms,
two baths, no down payment,
e 3011 NW 154 Terrace
aths, Owner financing
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Offering $50 Sew-In
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We are opening soon in
Dade/Miami Gardens, Bro-
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We offer our employ-
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We have the following po-
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stylists; licenses required.
All positions are available
on both day and evening
Braiders must be able to
shampoo natural hair and
weaves, uninstall weaves
and braids, install braids
for weave applications,
and sew down braids and
nets. Unlicensed braiders
who are willing to obtain li-
censure before starting are
welcome to apply. Weav-
ers/Stylists must be able to
double track or single track
a full head of weave in. one
hour or less, trim natural
hair, and cut/style weave to
give a natural and finished
look. The ability to success-
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Please specify the position
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Starting a side business

By Tonya Garcia

Maybe you have a job,
but have a secret pas-
sion. Maybe you want
to make a little more
money using a skill
that comes naturally.
Perhaps you've always
thought about start-
ing a business, but
didn't want to give up
the stability of a 9-to-5.
Or you could love your
career and simply want
to try a little something'
something' dciring your
free time.
Whatever the case
may be, you've given
some thought to the
"side gig" that thing
you can do in the off
hours to make a little.
extra cash--- and you
want to give it a whirl.
Even if it.isn't a full-on
career change, it can
seem daunting to get
a brand new operation
off the ground. But, ac-
cording to a Investope-
dia it doesn't have to
"[Many business
owners] aren't expect-

ing these businesses to
pay the bills, .but they
don't limit themselves
on growth either," the
article says. "Starting
small keeIs the start-
up costs low. If it does
fail, they have lost very
little. "
Among Investopedia's
tips: Don't go crazy with
the marketing since
it could be a waste of
money and start with a
manageable business,
like something that
can be done out of your
house or would only
require that you find a
small space to rent or
Taking it a step fur-
ther, here are a list of
tips to get a business
off the ground. Among
those tips:
Choose something
you're passionate for.
Have a business
plan. In other words,
answer this question:
How are you going to
make money?
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ask for help from men-
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Like it or not, money
is power. And if you
want to be included in
powerful circles, you
need to look and act
the part. But how can
you look and act like a
millionaire without the
millions? Enter Vicky
Oliver, whose brand
new book serves as a
guide for faking it 'til
you make it -into the
inner sanctum of the
rich and influential.
And since social stand-
ing is often determined
by perception, Oliver's
book is a treasure trove
of helpful tips to help
. get you rubbing el-
bows with the bigwigs
in a hurry. The one big
problem with becoming
a millionaire for most
people is lacking the
corresponding bank
account to make it hap-
pen. That's why Oliver
provides a list of easy
to implement tips for
people on a shoestring
budget. Whether it's
pouring Dunkin' Do-
nuts coffee into a Star-
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ing specific books that
are favorites among
the wealthy or develop-
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Oliver gives you every-

thing you need to know
in a funny, yet extreme-
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And since the right
clothes and accessories
are often mandatory for
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gives plenty of tips in
the wardrobe depart-
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sist the urge to surf
the outlets. Sure you
save money, but that's
not the point. You're
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BTW loses to Central despite early 16-point lead

By Akilah Laster
Miami Times writer

What do Booker T. Wash-
ington and Miami Central
High School football teams
have in common? They are
both 2011 state-runner ups
in their respective class-
es:. Class 4A .(BTW) and 6A
(Cen). They both are na-
tional ranked by USAToday:
:Booker T. No. 8 and Central
No. 1. Both teams are out
for blood this year to heal-a
wound that a second place
season has left; and now they

both are 1-1 on the season
after Central's devastating
37- historic comeback last
Saturday night at Sun Life
Stadium. In the first half it
was all Booker T. Unfazed by
an early 3-point lead at the
foot of Central senior kicker,
Emilio Nadelman. Booker
T.'s offense scored 19 unan-
swered points, giving them
a distinctive 16-point lead at
the half. The Tornado's tfa-
ditional scoring cannon fire
blasted so many times during
that half that it resembled a
ci\ il war battlefield. The first
touchdown scored at the on

a 49-yard catclf by senior
receiver, Nicholas Norris, his
only reception of the game.
The next early in the second
quarter from the scattering
junior quarterback, Treon
Harris, on a 1-yard slip. And
as any skilled army would,
the\ attacked from differ-
ent points rendering Central
defenseless. The third from
junior running back Kro-
ndis Larry on a 6-yard dash.
And with that, the Central
Rockets retreated into the
locker room at halftime and
it looked like this highly an-
ticipated war would be eas-

ily won. But a second half
battle had to commence and
Central Head Coach, Telly
Lockette, used that halftime
to revitalize and rejuvenate
his team, likely with his own
"Why Sit Ye Here, and Die"
speech."I told them to keep
believing and keep fight-
ing," Lockette said about a
team who was coming off of
a disgracing 35-3 defeat from.
Grayson (GA). "I knew we'd
show up eventually, these
kids had to fight."
And fight they did. Initi-
ated by the defense with two
interceptions late in the third

from junior defensive back,
Dalvin Cook, for a 78-yard
touchdown and moments lat-
er by junior defensive'back,
Deatrick Nichols that allowed
the offense to score again
within minutes putting the
Rockets, ahead 23-19.Much
of the change also came on a
critical sw itch to a "Wildcat"
offense moving renowned ju-
nior running back, Joseph
Yearby, to quarterback. The
Cook-Yearby tandem seemed
to be flawless for the remain-
'der of the night. Yearby fin-
ished with 73-passing yards,
51-rushing yards-and two

touchdowns. Cook added
148-yards. Booker/T. seem-
ingly frazzled by Central's
aggressive attack managed
to score one more time on a
run from Harris-who finished
\with 145-passing yards,,
but it would not be enough
to dispirit the Rockets who
scored 34 second half points.
A Yearby pass to sophomore
receiver, Devontae Phillips
with 1:47 left in the' fourth
suppressed any Booker T.
hopes to win this war. Booker
T faces the Cedar Hill in Dal-
las, Texas next week. Central
will play Manatee away.



Miami Times photo/Donnalyn Anthony
BULLISH FOR VICTORY: Northwestern's Bulls pull off a lop-sided win over Norland Vi-

Serena shows she's

a true champion

at 2012 U.S. Open
By Rachel Cohen.

Serena Williams belted out "I Will Survive '
while celebrating her U.S. Open title with some
"I thought it was a great story for me to sing
that last night," she said Monday. "I really felt
the words. I really, really felt those words.".
Survival, even more fittingly, is coming all the
way back from the health problems that kept'

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Vikin s fall at Bulls horn Serena Williams poses with her trophy
after her win.

By Akilah Laster
Miami Times writer

After a skeptical preseason loss against
Booker T. Washington, Coach Steve Field
and his Northwestern Bulls (2-0), may have
just bounced back and given their-team and
alumni new life after a one-sided 24-6 win
over reigning class 5A state champions, Nor-
land. the Vikings. favored to win, struggled
early amassing only 37-running yards on 17
rushes in the first half. Senior quarterback
Greg Brown threw for just 4 yards in the
first half and finished with six. The Vikings
showed In1 li edge as the Bulls, determined
to rebuild their legacy, pummeled the entire
team, rtririrg it done on offense, Bulls senior
quarterback, Randy Jones Jr., totaled 131
p.i-.;ing yards that repeatedly put his team in
scoring position. Paralyzed by back-to-back
touchdowns in the first and second quarters
from Bulls' senior running back, Darius Tice,
the V'ikini-, were shutout in the first half.
14-0. Nor, th- tlierrn thwarted any Norland

hopes, inching their way up the field to score
again three minutes into the third, again at
the hands of Tice who finished with 54 yards.
Fabian Johnson, Bulls senior running back,
added 100 rushing yards, but did not score.
The Bulls defense besieged the Norland of-
fense, with three sacks, two coming from se-
nior defensive lineman, Marquiese Blanchard.
Norland, still finding their way with a rela-
S.i\ e young team, allowed for two safeties on
missed punt snaps by senior defensive end,
Paul James, which extended the Northwestern
lead to 24-0.
The Bulls, a little sloppy near the end of the
game, collected 75 yards in penalties. Norland
who only had 30 penalty yards, avoided a
shutout with a 23-yard pass-catch from Diaz-
Martinez to junior receiver Kendrick Edwards
at the end of the fourth. Both teams are fa-
vored in their upcoming games against North
Miami (0-2)(Norland) and Coral Gables (0-2)
(Northwestern), but as the season goes on,
the Bulls will have to sustain that fire against
tough district opponents like Central (1-1) and
Carol City (1-1).

her from competing for 10 months in 2010-11.
Survival is getting through a U.S. Open with
no tirades at officials as in her last two trips to
Flushing Meadows. The site of her first major
championship 13 years ago started to induce
more dread than nostalgia.
"My best memory, then after that it just went
downhill," Williams said. "From line calls that
were completely outrageous to more line calls
that were outrageous. Calls of hindrance that
was even more outrageous. It's been a love and
then hate, hate, hate, hate relationship.
"It was good to get back yesterday. I don't feel
completely comfortable still; you never know
what's going to happen. But I do feel much bet-
ter about the place."
A few weeks before her 31st birthday, Williams
earned her 15th Grand Slam title and she
sounds hungrier than ever to rack up more. Ka-
raoke aside, she wasn't talking about relaxing
after a draining summer of winning Wimbledon
and an Olympic gold medal.
"For whatever reason I still feel motivated, like
I should go out tomorrow and go running or
something," Williams said.

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Canes need fighting hearts
What a dreadful weekend it College. The Canes got rocked
has been for Miami Hurricane to the tune of a 52-13 beat
fans, eager to see what was down at the hands of Kansas
next after the "U" won on the State and it was much worse
road a week earlier at Boston than the final score indicated.

We all know that this is a young
football team and it is going to
be a while before our beloved
Hurricanes are ready to truly
compete. Still, what we saw at
K State was alarming for sev-
eral reasons. Following a poor
performance against Boston
college where they surrendered
542 total yards, UM's defense
turned in another dismal per-
formance yielding 498 yards to
K State.
Quarterback Collin Klien
toyed with the Canes young

defense, completing 9-of-ll
passes for 210 yards. He also'
scored three touchdowns on 22
carries for 71 yards he basi-
cally did whatever he felt like
It was flat out embarrassing
watching the Canes get taken
to the woodshed. Coach Al
Golden's boys showed no fight,
offering nothing in response.
The Hurricanes have always
had a certain type of player:
Ed Reed, Ray Lewis, Jeremy
Shockey, Jerome Brown and'

Michael Irvin all shared a cer-
'tain quality. Sure they were
extremely talented but they
all were fierce competitors and
played with heart. You might
beat them but in the end you
would know that you were
in a fight. They fought back
and they never quit. This UM.
team needs that type of player
- someone who will not ac-
cept being slapped in the face.
These boys are too soft. It is
hard to watch players with that
"U" on their helmets get shoved

around and offer no resistance.
While it is true that Golden
will need time to turn this team
around, maybe he should take
a trip down the yellow brick
road and schedule a meeting
with the Wizard Of Oz as well.
These young boys need some-
thing the greats of the past
walked onto the UM campus
already possessing. They need
The Sports Brothers, Jeff Fox
& Ed Freeman, can be heard
daily on WMEN 640 Sports.