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What is the civil rights

agenda for 21st century? **
Daughter ofM.L. King, Jr. says we must of Te King Center in Atlanta and
is recognized as a life-changing
arm today's youth for the future orator. During her speech she
addressed the changing mission
By D. Kevin McNeir Miami during her address at a of the civil rights movement but
kmcneir@minamitimesonline.comn packed golden anniversary lun- emphasized that one must be
cheon hosted by the Miami-Dade committed to "sacrifice and ser- ha cos
The youngest daughter of civ- County Community Relations vice." i ;,
il rights icon Dr. Martin Luther Board [CRB] last week. King, 50, "It is good to look back from fh'
King, Jr., the Rev. Bernice King, an ordained minister and attor- time to time and reflect and re
issued a challenge to the City of ney, currently serves as the CEO Please turn to CIVIL RIGHTS 4A vie

USA honors fallen troops

Obama says that most Americans ,- *M Wi "

are not directly touched by war '

By David Jackson Americans may always see or
fully grasp the depth of sacri-
ARLINGTON. Va. Ameri- fice, the profound costs that
cans honored the nation's are made in our name right
fallen warriors at Memorial now. as we speak, every day."
Day ceremonies Monday, and he said.
President Obama said it's es- Obama and first lady Mi-
pecially important to remem- chelle Obama started the
ber the holiday in a time when holiday by hosting a White
fewer are serving inll the armed House breakfast with "Gold
forces 1 i-,r -. ,II
-Today most Americans are ser'.ice members who diea on
not directly touched by war," dut\.
Obarna said during a solemn In New York, Mayor Michael
ceremony at Arlington Na- Bloomberg led ceremonies
tional Cemetery,. at the Soldiers' and Sailors'
"As a consequence, not all Please turn to TROOPS 4A

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President Barack Obama places a commemorative wreath during a
ceremony on Memorial Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington
National Cemetery on May 27 in Arlington, Virginia.


Judge in Trayvon case limits defense

Door left open for Facebook postings

and text messages
By Lizette Alvarez
Defense lawyers for George
Zimmerman, who is charged
with second-degree murder in
the killing of Trayvon Martin,
will be barred from mentioning
Martin's marijuana use, fight-
ing or high school suspension
during opening arguments in

Zimmerman's trial, which be-
gins June 10.
At a hearing in Seminole
County court, Circuit Judge
Debra S. Nelson denied a
string of defense motions last
Tuesday that sought to portray
Martin as a troubled teenager
with a propensity for fight-
ing and an interest in guns.

Prosecutors argued that the
evidence has nothing to do
with the seven minutes that
led to Martin's death on Feb.

26, 2012. Martin, an unarmed
17-year-old, was killed by Zim-
merman, who said he shot him
in self-defense.
Mark O'Mara, a lawyer for
Zimmerman, argued in court
that Martin's drug use could
have made him more aggres-
sive and paranoid, traits that
could have prompted him to
attack Zimmerman.
"All of that fits in squarely
to what the defense is going
Please turn to DEFENSE 4A

Scott signs

texting ban

into law
By Jennifer Curington and Aaron Deslatte
TALLAHASSEE After five years of false starts, Gov.
Rick Scott on Tuesday signed into law Florida's latest at-
tempt to crack down on texting while driving vehicles.
The bill (SB 52) bans manual texting only while driving,
but allows it for drivers stopped in traffic or at traffic lights.
.'.. U., ,t .. ..:ii^. ii L-a 'g a c river would have
to be pulled over for some other violation, like careless driv-
ing, to get a texting ticket. Even then, a first offense is just
$30 plus court costs, rising to $60 for a second offense.
"As a father and a grandfather, texting while driving is
something that concerns me when my loved ones are on
the road," Scott said in a statement after signing the bill at
a Miami high school.
"The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are
known as the deadliest days on the road for teenagers. We
must do everything we can at the state level to keep our
teenagers and everyone on our roads safe. I cannot think of
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Janet joins billionaires club

Forecasters predict hectic storm season....................................................

Forecasters predict hectic storm season

By Ken Kaye
Government forecasters pre-
dict an active to extremely ac-
tive storm season with 13 to
20 named storms, including
seven to 11 hurricanes, with
three to six of those major.
The primary ingredients ex-
pected to fuel storms: warm

waters in the Atlantic and
low levels of wind shear, the
National Oceanic and Atmo-
spheric Administration said
Additionally, El Nifio, the
atmospheric force that inhib-
its storm formation, is not ex-
pected to emerge this year, and
the Atlantic basin remains in

a period of heightened tropical
intensity, the result of a natu-
ral cycle.
"This year, oceanic and at-
mospheric conditions in the
Atlantic basin are expected
to produce more and stronger
hurricanes," said Gerry Bell,
NOAA's lead hurricane fore-

NOAA makes no attempt to
say where storms might go.
However it does note that the
U.S. coastline is at increased
risk during busy seasons.
"Anyone along the East or
Gulf coasts could be hit,"
Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA act-
ing administrator, said during
Please turn to STORMS 4A

Janet Jackson has joined the exclusive club of entertainment's richest
women. She recently married Wissam Al Mana, a fashion mogul and fellow
By Sadie Gennis
Janet Jackson is officially a billionaire.
According to Variety, the singer's big bank account is thanks
to decades in the music and acting business. Jackson reportedly
earned $458 million from her concert tours, $304 million from act-
ing, $260 million in album sales and over $81 million from spon-
sorships and licensing fees.
Not only does Jackson now join the ranks of Oprah Winfrey,
Steven Spielberg and J.K. Rowling, but the singer also joins her
husband. In 2012, Jackson secretly married Wissam Al Mana, a
businessman who made billions investing in the Middle East.

Reinvigorate patriotism with national service

Lapel pins and gestures are not enough

By DeWayne Wickham
As I stood in a cemetery on
Memorial Day surrounded by
grave markers and a sea of
small American flags, I couldn't
help but think about the true
meaning of patriotism and a

spring training game I attend-
ed earlier this year.
The veterans' cemetery is
where my oldest brother is bur-
ied. He earned a right to this
final resting place by enlisting
in the Navy during the Viet-
nam War, a conflict I couldn't

stop thinking
about during that
March baseball
game after a man
accused me of be-
ing unpatriotic.
That knock
came from a guy WICKHAM
who chided me
for not putting my hand over

my heart during the singing of
the national anthem. "Be pa-
triotic," he snapped, after I re-
spectfully removed my hat but
didn't join him and some of the
other people around us in put-
ting my right hand against my
chest. "Is it too much for you
to show a little patriotism?"
he snapped when the singing

of the Star Spangled Banner
"I showed my patriotism
when I volunteered for military
service during the Vietnam
War," I answered him. "What
about you? What branch of the
service were you in?" His loud
mouth was silenced by my
questions. Instead of respond-

ing, the man just turned away,
mumbled something to the guy
next to him and slumped into
his seat. His bluster, I suspect,
was dampened by my chal-
lenge of his patriotism.
Ironically, two years after Me-
morial Day became a national
holiday in 1971, the military
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Changing attitudes towards

marijuana bad for Blacks?
t's rare that people will get up early on a Saturday morn-
ing to attend a community forum but that's exactly what
happened a few weeks ago right here in Liberty City. How-
ever, it was the topic of the conversation that may have been
the real shocker: to facilitate conversation on the impact that
the legalization of marijuana would have on the State of Flor-
The sponsors of the morning conversation, included but was
not limited to the Urban League of Greater Miami and the Ur-
ban Partnership Drug Free Coalition, who said from the begin-
ning that their intent was not to take a position for or against
legalization, but there were many in the audience that stepped
up to the mic and had their say. The conversation, which in-
cluded presentations from social service representatives, med-
ical experts and local law enforcement, was one of the best
forums that we can remember. It was informative, structured
and allowed all points of view to be heard. Most of those in at-
tendance were parents another positive sign.
That said, the data that was shared reviewed some disturb-
ing statistics that the Black community must address. While
fewer juveniles have faced marijuana charges over the past
three years, both Miami-Dade County [M-DC] and Liberty City
have seen significant spikes in substance abuse risk among
M-DC juveniles. M-DC has undergone a 41 percent increase -
Liberty City las experienced a whopping 90 percent.
The jury is still out in terms of whether marijuana is a gate-
way drug that leads one to eventually use more powerful and
potent illegal substances. But there is no argument in terms
of the negative impact that repeated marijuana usage has on
youth whose minds are still in the development stage and
whose growth can be severely retarded. If we truly believe that
a mind is a terrible thing to waste, then it is incumbent upon
all parents, guardians and other family members to keep our
children away from marijuana. The tell-tale signs of marijuana
use are clear let's stop ignoring them and start being real

Rape behind bars

A new federal report shows that the nation's prisons and
jails have a long way to go before they comply with the
rison Rape Elimination Act. That 2003 law requires in-
stitutions receiving federal money to adopt a zero-tolerance policy
on rape and to embrace rigorous prevention measures like those
outlined last year by the Justice Department.
The report, released this month by the federal Bureau of Justice
Statistics, makes clear that prisons and other correctional institu-
tions are falling well short of the law's requirement to address this
kind of abuse. It names several institutions that have particularly
high rates of inmate-on-inmate or staff-on-inmate assaults.
The data is based on surveys carried out between February
2011 and May 2012 at 233 state and federal prisons; 358 county
jails; and 15 special confinement facilities operated by Immigra-
tion and Customs Enforcement, the military and correctional
authorities on Indian reservations. Prisoners participated in the
surveys by answering computer-based questionnaires. According
to the report, an estimated 80,000 prison and county jail inmates
experienced sexual abuse during the previous 12 months, rough-
ly four percent of all prison inmates and 3.2 percent of jail in-
mates nationwide. High rates of victimization were found among
inmates who were gay or lesbian, inmates who had been raped or
sexually abused before incarceration and inmates who suffered
from mental illness.
Previous studies have found that juveniles housed in adult fa-
cilities were at greater risk of sexual assault than adults. In this
study, however, 16- and 17-year-olds housed in adult jails and
prisons did not report significantly higher rates of abuse.
Children's advocates and some researchers dispute this find-
ing, arguing that young people may have been less likely to be
candid on a computer-based survey because they feared that the
authorities might be monitoring their answers. Some critics have
urged the Bureau of Justice Statistics to repeat the investigation
using live interviewers from outside the corrections system.
The study found that some institutions had rates of sexual
abuse at least twice the national average. It singled out more than
40 prisons and local jails. In addition, it cited two military fa-
cilities and a jail on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South
Under the Prison Rape Elimination Act, a federal review panel at
the Justice Department can summon the administrators who op-
erate some of these facilities to hearings to explain their policies.
In addition to exercising that option, the Justice Department
needs to press prisons and jails to create detailed systems for pre-
venting and investigating rape and to improve medical and mental
health care for victims. Despite the federal law, it is clear that not
enough has been done to make sure all inmates are protected
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A mission on climate change in the U.S.

President Obama should spend
his remaining years in office
making the U.S. part of the solu-
tion to climate change, not part of
the problem. If Congress sticks to
its policy of obstruction and will-
ful ignorance, Obama should use
his executive powers to the fullest
extent. We are out of time.
With each breath, every person
alive today experiences some-
thing unique in human history:
an atmosphere containing more
than 400 parts per million of car-
bon dioxide. This makes us spe-
cial, I suppose, but not in a good
The truth is that 400 is just
one of those round-number
milestones that can be useful
for grabbing people's attention.
What's really important is that
atmospheric carbon dioxide has
increased by a stunning 43 per-
cent since the beginning of the
Industrial Revolution.
The only plausible cause of
this rapid rise, from the scientific
viewpoint, is the burning of fos-

sil fuels to fill the energy needs
of industrialized society. The
only logical impact, according
to those same scientists, is cli-
mate change. The only remaining
question depending on what
humankind does right now is
whether the change ends up be-
ing manageable or catastrophic.
Only someone who was igno-
rant of basic science or deliber-
ately being obtuse could write
a sentence like this one: "Con-
trary to the claims of those who
want to strictly regulate carbon
dioxide emissions and increase
the cost of energy for all Ameri-
cans, there is a great amount of
uncertainty associated with cli-
mate science."
Oh wait, that's a quote from
an op-ed in The Washington Post
by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas,
chairman of the House Commit-
tee on Science, Space and Tech-
nology. Yes, this is the officially
designated science expert in the
U.S. House of Representatives.
See what I mean about Presi-

dent Obama likely having to go
it alone?
For the record, and for the ump-
teenth time, there is no "great
amount of uncertainty" about
whether the planet is warming
or why. A new study looked at
nearly 12,000 recently published
papers by climate scientists and
found that of those taking a posi-
tion on the question, 97 percent
agreed that humans are causing
atmospheric warming by burn-
ing fossil fuels, which releases
carbon dioxide and other green-
house gases.
The mechanism by which car-
bon dioxide traps heat is well
understood and can be observed
in a laboratory setting. If Smith
and other deniers wish to cre-
ate the impression that there is
an "on the other hand" argument
to be made, they'll need to come
up with a radical new theory of
Last I looked, there was no
member of Congress named Ein-

The greenhouse .:..- rt.'i..
we have already spewed into
the air will linger for centuries;
if we stopped all carbon emis-
sions tomorrow, we'd still have
to deal with the effects of climate
change. The question is how bad
it gets.
The U.S. no longer holds the
distinction of being the biggest
carbon emitter; we've been out-
stripped by China. Unilateral
action in Washington to reduce
emissions will have no significant
impact on climate change unless
there is similar action in Beijing.
And if the world's two biggest
economies were to act, it would
be much easier to convince the
rest of the world to come along.
There are signs that China, for
its own reasons, may be ready.
The activity responsible for most
of China's emissions
Eugene Robinson is a Pulitzer
Prize-winning newspaper col-
umnist and the former assistant
managing editor of The Wash-
ington Post.


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Let it be clear that the chickens
in this latest racial episode involv-
ing Tiger Woods are the PGA Tour,
which didn't immediately hit Sergio
Garcia with a swift punishment,
and the European Tour, which al-
lowed Sergio to play in this week's
BMW tournament and also Ser-
gio himself with that chickenspit
But at least, through all of this,
we finally see Tiger get genuine-
ly angry and react as his father
would, if Earl Woods were alive.
That is refreshing.
"The comment that was made
wasn't silly," Tiger tweeted this
morning. "It was wrong, hurtful
and clearly inappropriate."
This time, Tiger didn't let it slide
when Garcia escalated their feud
to dangerous territory when he of-
fered to serve "fried chicken" next
month at the U.S. Open as a way
of making peace. This time, Tiger
lashed out, when in the past, he
more or less let folks off the hook.
Fuzzy Zoeller did twist in the

wind a bit for his "chicken" com-
ment 15 years ago, but Zoeller was
already out of golf for the most part.
Then came Tiger's former caddy,
Steve Williams, who talked about
kicking Tiger's "black arse" after
they broke up, and now, Sergio, a
wisecracking choker who thought
he was being funny Tuesday night.

iger didn't take Sergio's pho
anything more than a terse
about someone he has little

Tiger didn't take Sergio's phone
calls this morning and likely won't
offer anything more than a terse
"no comment" the next time he's
asked about someone he has lit-
tle respect for, as a player and a
person. Which makes sense. Why
try to reconcile with someone who
clearly doesn't like you, doesn't
want anything to do with you,
which was evident when Sergio
took a few shots at Tiger during

a' CX1 all --" r

S....aniy Tiger
and after the Players Tournament? thing to say. Earl ':h.' ra:i-.r :i10
It's also weird how Tim Finchem, a kid growing up in the Midwest,
the PGA commissioner, spoke to and the scattered comments di-
Sergio and, according to Sergio, reacted to his son would've set him
accepted the apology without any off. Tiger didn't have his father's
sanctions. Not even a wrist-slap? experiences, not for the most part.
An angry reaction via press re- He was raised in suburbia and
lease? Nothing? As is the case with once folks discovered he had a gift,
incidents like this, organizations they opened doors for him. For the
most part.
At least the mature Tiger, the
ne calls this morning and likely won't offer one we see now, is ready to say:
"no comment" the next time he's asked enough. We now see the Earl in
respect for, as a player and a person. him slowly starting to emerge, to
draw the line, to speak up and
speak out.
like to wait to see where the wind "It's long past time to move on
is blowing before taking action, and talk about golf," Tiger tweeted.
if any. That's chicken. Finchem Really? Well, why didn't Fuzzy
should've drawn a line about these and Steve Williams and Sergio re-
comments long ago, and that's why alize that?
the tour continues to be viewed Shaun Powell is a staff writer for
with skepticism by some people of Sports on Earth, covering the NBA
color, who don't see anyone who and other sports. He brings more
looks like them in positions of au- than 25 years of experience and
thority. has worked for a variety of news-
Lord, I wish Earl Woods were still paper, broadcast and digital out-
around. Earl would have some- lets.


Boy Scouts gives OK to gay members

The Boy Scouts of America has
helped shape the lives of Ameri-
can youth for the past century,
and its positive influence is need-
ed today more than ever. One in
three children in our country lives
apart from his or her father; in
1960, this statistic was approxi-
mately one in 10. Studies show
that by the age of 21, the average
American will have spent 10,000
hours indoors playing video games
- mostly alone. And a daily scan
of the newspaper provides count-
less examples of people not work-
ing together to solve our country's
Scouting addresses all these
problems. It provides positive role
models, instills values, gets kids
outdoors and fosters an appre-
ciation of the natural beauty that
suirrounds us. It teaches leader-
ship, teamwork and the power of
an optimistic outlook. Scouting
prepares kids to be adults. But
those of us involved in Scouting
need to make an important change
to ensure our ability to continue
to fulfill our mission. We need the
Bov Scouts to serve ', southh and
include all leaders, irrespective of

their sexual orientation. The Boy
Scouts must evolve as America
For the past 13 years, the Boy
Scouts has been entangled in con-
troversy over this issue. I'm hope-
ful, though, that the conversation
has shifted in the past few months.
The BSA's recent decision to vote
on welcoming gay Scouts is a great
step in the right direction. But I'm

to this should be straightforward.
When we ask Scouts to be -, i:, il ,
helpful, courteous and kind, prin-
ciples familiar to any Tenderfoot,
aren't we asking them to do so for
all people?
Second, we need to distinguish
between sexual orientation and
sexual behavior. Sexual orien-
tation should not be a basis for
exclusion, and sexual behavior

For the past 13 years, the Boy Scouts has been entangled
in controversy over this issue. I'm hopeful, though, that
the conversation has shifted in the past few months.

disappointed that we're not also
being given the opportunity to vote
to allow gay Scout leaders.
As we think t-roug.h0 tihe upcom-
ing vote. here are three important
First. we shouldn't attempt to
debate the morality of homosexn-
ality. The onlx question we need to
answer is whether we will be fully
inclusive and allow gay Scouts and
gai Scoout leaders to participated in
ili' Seoul i0 prograiii. The answer

(heterosexual or homosexual) has
never been acceptable at Scouting
Third. the current policy is harm-
ing the Boy Scouts' ability to carry
out our mission. It's hurting mem-
bership growth, corporate support
and the Boy Scouts' reputation.
Most important, it's hurting the
youth who are unable to partici-
pate. and those who do participate
but are being taught that it's OK to
discriminate. The proposed vote to

allow gay Scouts but not gay lead-
ers compounds this injustice and
will further undermine our orga-
nization as Scouts become adults
and are forced to leave.
Now is the time for a new path
forward. We will vote on whether
to change our policy, as it relates
to youth, in Dallas on Thursday.
Unlike other significant issues the
organization has confronted, this
issue will be decided by the 1,400
representatives who make up the
national council. The voting mem-
bers come from local councils in
cities like yours.
So I'm asking for your help. If
you have been involved with the
Boy Scouts or care about Scout-
ing and this issue, please call your
local council and let them know
that you support a "yes" vote to
welcome gay Scouts into the pro-
gram, and that Vou would like to
see the Boy Scouts include gay
Scout leaders as well. Failure to
change would be a disservice to
our vouth.
Brad .'.' -. i, president of the
Chief Seattle Council of the Boy
Scouts of America. is CEO of Alas-
ka Air Group.



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Young people face a tough
road when it comes to making
positive decisions concerning
their future. Bullying, alcohol
and drug use, teen pregnancy,
intolerance and bias, suicide
and juvenile delinquency are
all too evident in their daily
Despite the obstacles, mil-
lions of youth are striving to
do the right thing. Their sto-
ries are seldom told.
Broward County Public
Schools and United Way of
Broward County Commis-
sion on Substance Abuse, in
partnership with other youth-
serving community agencies,
just celebrated thousands of
young people with a rousing
rally called Above the Influ-
ence. They were applauded for
the decisions they make to live
a life of positive choices.


Apple's tax
The image of the American in-
come tax law is of horrible and im-
mense complexity.
But it turns out that in many
ways it is not that complicated.
The Apple tax tactic that came
in for denunciation at Tuesday's
Senate subcommittee hearing was
not particularly difficult to carry
out, and it seems to have been
something known to some tax ex-
perts but not to many of those
whose job it is to write tax laws.
"What impresses me is the ef-
fortlessness of Apple's interna-
tional planning," said Edward
Kleinbard, a tax law professor at
the University of Southern Cali-
fornia and a former chief of staff
of the Congressional Joint Tax
The planning involved setting
up subsidiaries that would get the
lion's share of Ai,'i.' 's ',,lt on
sales in Europe and Asia. Apple
incorporated those subsidiaries
in Ireland making them exempt
from immediate U.S. taxation -
and told Ireland that the subsid
diaries were run from Apple's head-
quarters in Cupertino, Calif., and
therefore were exempt from tax in
"It hinges," said Kleinbard, "on
nothing more than an Irish shell
company whose management in
fact is in Cupertino, and a con-

On May 18, children in pre-
K through 12th grade joined
together to set a positive ex-
ample for their peers. Even with,
*a steady rainfall, Above the In-
fluence offered the unique op-
portunity to recognize these
amazing students for their con-
tributions and for making our

community and are engaged in
constructive activities. They are
committed to doing the right
The goal of the Above the In-
fluence campaign is to inspire
individuals to make good choic-
es and reach their full potential.
It encourages youth to be true

he goal of the Above the Influence campaign is to inspire
individuals to make good choices and reach their full po-
tential. It encourages youth to be true to oneself and to
reject the influences of negative pressures.

community a better place. The
students represented Broward
County's rich multiethnic and
multicultural diverse influ-
ences. The common trait they
all have is this: They are mak-
ing genuine contributions, ex-
celling in school, serving their

to oneself and to reject the in-
fluences of negative pressures.
Saturday's march and rally
committed us to take time to
focus on our promising youth.
United Way's mission is to fo-
cus and unite the entire com-
munity to create significant

lasting change. It is the ideal
partner for Broward County
Public Schools, because to-
gether, we know we can provide
children with the foundation for
a better life.
This campaign is a call to ac-
tion. Above the Influence Bro-
ward is an all-out effort to build
character, increase awareness
and help youth stand up to
negative pressures. This on-
going campaign is a great op-
portunity for youth and adults
alike to take a stand. The more
aware youth are of the influenc-
es around them, the better pre-
pared they will be to face them.
We challenge our entire com-
munity to step up to the call.
Robert W. Runcie is Super-
intendent of Broward County
Schools and Kathleen Cannon is
president/CEO, United Way of
Broward County.

strategy should be applauded L

tract between two arms of Apple's
single global enterprise with no
economic significance to anyone
outside of Apple. It's as if Apple
checked a box to elect out of world-
wide taxation on a vast swath of
their international income."
Was that shocking? It was to
Senator Carl. Levin, the chairman
of the subcommittee that held the
hearing. He said he had not seen

vigorously denied Apple had used
any "tax gimmicks."
It may be that once a loophole
is spotted, using it is anything but
complicated. But it can be very
difficult to spot such a loophole
without help from someone who
has already found it.
If that is the case, Tuesday's
hearing could have the exact op-
posite effect from the one that

pple's single global enterprise with no economic signifi-
cance to anyone outside of Apple. It's as if Apple checked
a box to elect out of worldwide taxation on a vast swath of
their international income."

anything comparable at General
Lk.. in', or Microsoft, two com-
panies whose tax returns Senate
staff aides had previously combed
Mark Mazur, the assistant Trea-
sury secretary for tax policy, testi-
fied he had never heard of such a
thing. It is his job to recommend
changes in tax laws.
But Samuel Maruca, the In-
ternal Revenue Service director
of transfer pricing operations,
sounded surprised that people
were surprised.
Tim Cook, Apple's chief execu-
tive, saw nothing unusual. He

Senator Levin intended. It is not
hard to imagine other chief execu-
tives reading news reports and
asking their chief financial of-
ficers why they never thought of
that. That could lead to even more
companies finding ways to avoid
American income taxes.
To use Apple's strategy, compa=
nies will need to meet a few cri-
First, they must be multination-
Second, a large part of their
profits must come from what is
called "intellectual property," like
patents or copyrights.

Third, it helps a lot aif the ,:,
pany can do its tax planning be-
fore it is obvious to outsiders -
or maybe even to insiders just
how profitable, that intellectual
property is going to be.
Finally, they must find one or
more countries that will let them
pull the trick. Ireland seems to
have been very clever. It offers the
benefit of "stateless subsidiaries"
only to companies that have ac-
tual operations in Ireland. Apple
has its European headquarters
there, and employs a lot of people.
In effect, Ireland pays companies
to come to Ireland by offering to
let them avoid taxes in their home
In Apple's case, as with many
technology and pharmaceutical
companies, the cost of produc-
tion is but a fraction of the price
paid by the customers. Apple does
nearly all of its research near its
Cupertino headquarters. But in
1980 it signed over to an Irish
subsidiary the right to profit from
that research in most of the world.
Buy an iPhone in Brazil, and Ap-
ple U.S. will benefit. Buy one in
China, and the Irish operation
books most of the profits.
Floyd Norris comments on fi-
nance and the economy at ny-
times. cornm/economix.

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I have always -ii "I i I,.l rac-
ists didn't like being called out
for their racism. Now I have
When I told IM'-.i '; Thomas
Roberts on May 14th that the
tea party was "the T.,IIi ,II wing
of American |"'liij' .', a firestorm
Arguing tlhe IRS was correct to
target their for extra scrutiny, I
also said, "Hlere are a group of
people who ore admittedly rac-
ist, whiro are overtly 1tIi .11"' and
therefore worthy of IRS concern.
I wais ot prtel)ared for the slew
of angry 111 il., including two
froni -.1-ll I'. 1,,ilt- Black people
1 received.
Many suggested I leave the
One said my advanced age I
am 73 meant I would not be
arouttnd to make such mischief
much longer, and 1 should pre-
pare for that quick ,.,' ,ii ,hot .
A few suggested my employer
fire me, not knowing that I re
tired from that job a year ago.
Several of the messages were
badly written with misspelled
words, including one from a
relative by marriage you can't
choose your in-laws read-
ing "Your calling folks Talabans
borders on Traitorism."
This same correspondent not-
ed I had been "head of the most
classic racist group in our coun-
try," referring to the NAACP,
whose board I chaired for elev-

en years. Others characterized
the NAACP, the nation's oldest
civil rights group, interracial in
membership and dedicated to
racial integration since 1909, in
the same way.
After an exchange of tnes
sages with some of theam, try-
ing to convince them that while
I opposed it, I didn't condemni
every member of the tea party,
the interactions became more

a stand-in for the belief that the
first Black president of the U.S.
is not a '"real American."
It says tea party organizations
lhanve given platforms to anti-
Semites, racists and bigots and
"hard-core white nationalists
hIove been attracted" to tea party
11 link between the tea par-
ty and the Taliban was made
by a prominent Republican

In 2008, the Washington Post reported that former Chairman
of the Republican Congressional Committee and present
day Congressman Pete Sessions likened the GOP House mi-
nority to the Taliban, saying, "Insurgency, we understand perhaps
a bit more because of the Taliban."

civil and less hostile. Some even
wished me well.
But to a person they rejected
the labels "racism" and "racist",
even as I thought I had proved
the tea party has had racist, an-
ti Semitic and nativist elements
from its beginning.
One source is a study conduct-
ed for the NAACP by the Institute
for Research and Education for
Human Rights.
Their study, called "Tea Party
Nationalism", found "Tea Party
ranks to be permeated with con-
cerns about race and national
identity and other so-called so-
cial issues. In these ranks, an
abiding obsession with Barack
Obama's birth certificate is often

office holder.
In 2008, the Washington Post
reported that former Chairman
of the Republican Congressional
Committee and present day Con-
gressman Pete Sessions likened
the GOP House minority to the
Taliban, saying, "Insurgency, we
understand perhaps a bit more
because of the Taliban."
Just as my arguments failed
to convince my correspondents,
so apparently does the actual
evidence: Not the ugly racist
signs and placards displayed at
tea party rallies, not the shouts
of the "n" word aimed at mem-
bers of the Congressional Black
Caucus, not the spittle hurled at
civil rights icon and Congress-

man John Lewis, ni thei rr:alsts
expelled from the tea party for
their venom, not the associa-
tion of many members with the
Council of Conservative Citi-
zens, a lineal descendant of the
White Citizen Council, not the
anti-gay slurs aimed at former
Congressman Barney Frank,
not the members whose racism,
anti-Semitism and xenophobia
should be an embarrassment -
not all or any of this could get
them to acknowledge the label
My Black correspondents even
claimed that their race prohibit-
ed them from being racists. And
many of my presumably non-
Black correspondents accused
me of being a racist.
What is the lesson here? That
the label "racist" has become so
toxic that almost everyone re-
'....- is it? That the toxicity makes
the label unacceptable but its
actual practice is still tolerable
for many?
Or that it is a defense against
itself? As the relative-I-try-not-
to claim wrote, "I don't know any
White people who hate Blacks
like you advocate Blacks should
hate whites." Or only that while
the U.S. has made much prog-
ress in race relations, we still
have a long, long way to go?
Julian Bond is Chairman Emeri-
tus of the NAACP and a Professor
at American University in Wash-

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SBernice King addresses CRB at 5th anniversary luncheon

Bernice King addresses CRB at 50th anniversary luncheon

continued from 1A

evaluate where we've come
from and where he hope to go,"
she said. "In terms of the civil
rights movement in the U.S.,
I think we've forgotten some of
the good work that was done.
And sometimes organizations
fail to remain relevant. We have
to adapt to the times and today
one of our priorities must be
addressing the issues and con-
cerns of our youth."

During the luncheon, CRB
Chairman Dr. Walter T. Rich-
ardson, along with Dr. Larry
D. Capp, who chaired the 50th
anniversary committee, pre-
sented the Trailblazer Award to
10 community leaders: Rabbi
Solomon Schiff; George Yap;
Chief 1.. ,,,i i. Dickson; Betty
Ferguson; Dr. Eduardo Padron;

Jacques Despinosse; Thelma
Gibson; Carrie P. Meek; Marle-
ine Bastion; and Katy Sorensen.
"We've come a long way in
terms of civil rights, but we
still have a long way to go,"
said award recipient Gibson,
a former city commissioner,
nurse and wife of Miami's be-
loved priest, civil rights activist
and politician, the Rev. Canon
Theodore (, ii',,n "The'l
continues; now we must help
our youth understand that the,
have an important role to p ,',
and that the world is v.i.ii'r,, for
them. But we must also rernem-
ber that we are all God's chil-
dren and that we must work as
one community."
Two other award winners,
Bastion and Sorensen, ad-
dressed their own civil rights is-
"We can never stop until all
ilii.; ,l' are free to come out
of the shadow of fear and can
walk into the light of ,li ,, ,,"
Bastien said.


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Some of Miami-Dade County's leaders of the past and present enjoy the
CRB's 50th anniversary luncheon. Pictured are: Retha Boone (1-r, top), guest,
Marleine Bastien, Vivilora Perkins-Smith, George Yap and several other
friends. Ti.,li.i,-.i Award winner Thelma Gibson is seated bottom right.

"I first got involved in the
struggle for civil rights when
I was just 10 during a rally in

Boston but the greatest day of
my involvement was when Mi-
ami Dade County passed the

Human Rights Ordinance, giv-
ing full rights to all LGBT's," she

Greater Bethel AME's pastor,
the Rev. Eddie Lake, believes
that it is essential that we find
a way to re-enfranchise the 1.5
million men and women who
have felony convictions in the
U.S. and have subsequently
been stripped of many of their
rights as citizens.
"Politicians only listen to the
voice of the ballot box," he said.
"We must get the rights of our
brothers and sisters restored so
that we have real political capi-
tal. Until then we are both pow-
erless and voiceless. Hundreds
of Black youth have been killed
this year and our president has
neither said nor done much of
'1, l iin,_. But when 20 children
were killed in Connecticut he,
and many others, rushed to the
scene. Arc Blacks really part of

Obama honors soldiers at ceremony

continued from IA

Monument, where he said Amer-
icans should "remember the sac-
rifice that was made so that we
could be here."
Women who served in World
War II as part of the Women's Air
Force Service Pilots, or WASPS,
were honored at the American
Airpower Museum on Long Is-
land, N.Y. Thirty-eight died dur-
ing the war, testing or ferrying
aircraft from factories to bases.
"These women really blazed a
path," said Julia Lauria-Blum,

curator of an exhibit on the fe-
male veterans. "They were pio-
neers for women's aviation. ...
They gave their lives serving their
The holiday weekend also
marked the traditional start of
the U.S. vacation season. AAA,
the auto club, said it expected
31.2 million Americans on the
roads over the weekend, about
the same number as last year.
Gas prices were about the same
as last year, too, at a national av-
erage of $3.65 a gallon.
Obama, laying a wreath at the
Tomb of the Unknowns in Arling-

ton and honoring the cemetery
as i.,li,. l ground," reminded
the nation that it remains at war,
with the Afghanistan lI-,1,.
winding down in its 12th year.
"This time next year, we will
mark the final Memorial Day of
our war in Afghanistan," Obama
Troops and their families wor
ry about whether they and their
work will become afterthoughts,
Obama said, and every now
and then, "they mention to me
their concern about whether the
country fully appreciates what's

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Defense limited in Trayvon Martin case

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to present: That George Z
man was put in the position
had to act in self-defense,"
argued. "How could you k
from arguing that?"
Judge Nelson replied: "Th
of evidence keep you from do
The judge, though, left 0o
possibility that some of this
nation, including Faceboo
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draft was ended. While fai
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k post-
iy come

up at trial but she set a high hur-
dle for the defense. Nevertheless,
O'Mara viewed the decision as a
victory, saying that it forces pros-
ecutors to be careful in how they
portray Zimmerman.
"You get ready for whatever bat-
tle they may throw at you, with the
hope that most of your weapons
stay in your quiver," O'Mara said at
a news conference after the hear-
Judge Nelson also called it a "lo-
gistical nightmare" to allow jurors

to visit the gated community in
Sanford, Fla., where Martin was
shot. She denied that request.
O'Mara said he wanted jurors to
get a feel for the dark cut-through
between two rows of townhouses in
the spot where Martin was shot.
The judge also ruled that the
massive jury pool, which could
number 500, would not be seques-
tered during jury selection. But she
has not yet ruled on whether jurors
who are chosen for the trial should
be sequestered.

spirit of patriotism: Action
and made military service a less Americans served in the mili-
democratic ideal, tary. Since the start of the post-
The post 9/11 wars in Iraq 9/11 wars, less than one-half of
r from and Afghanistan -- the longest 1% of the population has been in
he de- continuous military action in the the armed services.
obliga- country's history -- have been Also in 2011, a Defense De-
section fought with the smallest share apartment survey found that 57%
ing of of Americans in the armed ser- of the servicemen and women on
ed the vices, the Pew Research Center active duty were the children of
which revealed in a 2011 report. Dur- current or former members of
-awn -- ing World War II, nearly 9% of the military.

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King made frequent referenc-
es to the work and words of her
late father, Dr. King.
"As Daddy once said, v'we must
find a way. to live together as
brothers [and sisters] or perish
a fools," she said. "That doesn't
mean we have to always agree.
If we did, I'd be worried. But
in our disagreements, it helps
to consider who we are and in
what we believe. Where does the
civil rights movement go from
here? I think my father helped
to address that in one of his last
books, "Where Do We Go From
Here: Chaos or Community?" He
believed, as I do, that genuine
community will only come when
we are willing to embrace the
unenforceable. I am troubled
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Glamour, Elaine is the first Black woman in the position at Teen Vogue.
After the jump, see what she has to say about diversity in beauty, the
role of social media, and filling Eva Chen's Miu Miu shoes.

What does your role entail and how is it different from what
you've done in the past?
My role as Beauty & Health Director is to oversee the beauty cover-
age in-book, online, and across Teen Vogue's social media platforms.
It's different from my previous roles in that I'm doing more big-picture
thinking strategizing with all departments of the brand, particularly our
business team and our digital platforms. Working with the best of the best is
a big part of Teen Vogue's heritage, so I'm also tasked with wrangling the Pat
McGrath's and the Guido's of the world to work with us on shoots that makk
our beauty pages so magical and inspiring. We want our girls to feel like Tee
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you were hired for the job?
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sensibilities. Our reader has upscale taste, she's in the know, and her obse
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also spends so much time online. So, I think it's incredibly important for Tee
Vogue editors to be plugged in digitally.
Most importantly though, I think you've got to be able to relate to what teens
are going through. I joke that I've always had this sort of insatiable "big sis"
complex-which is odd given that I am the baby of the family with no sisters!
It's the reason I have such a powerful desire to connect with girls and encour-
age them. So, it's a natural fit for me to have a job that's like the editorial ver-
sion of an older sister to a million girls.

Do you see a trend towards more diversity on the editorial side of beau-
ty content creation?
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Feds: 92 accused in staged accidents

Insurance fraud

racks up $2oM in


By Paula McMahon

The vehicle collisions looked
like typical South Florida acci-
dents with motorists and pas-
sengers reporting they needed
treatment from chiropractors
and massage therapists.
But investigators said the
crashes were carefully staged
by willing participants who
were trained how to defraud
the insurance system to make
money for themselves and a
highly organized group of medi-
cal professionals, clinic owners
and recruiters.
Investigators announced
charges last Thursday against
33 people they said were in-
volved in staging accidents for
insurance fraud the latest
hit in a three-year investigation
that identified about $20 mil-
lion in fraudulently obtained
payouts from insurers.
"If you get upset about your
car insurance premiums go-
ing up, this crime is one of the
reasons why," said William J.
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The FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office released this photo of five sus-
pects they said fled to Cuba after participating in staged accidents and
insurance fraud in South Florida. The defendants were all charged as

part of Operation Sledgehammer.
cial agent in charge of FBI Mi-
ami. "Every time an insurance
payout is made for a staged ac-
cident in Florida, we all feel the
pain in the pocketbook."
Operation Sledgehammer, a
state and federal investigation,
has led to charges being filed
against a total of 92 defendants
from Palm Beach, Broward and
Miami-Dade counties. Those

already convicted have been or-
dered to pay more than $5 mil-
lion in restitution to insurance
companies so far, prosecutors
The operation got its code
name when undercover inves-
tigators saw suspects using a
sledgehammer to make vehi-
cles look like they'd been in an

Wilburn Russell, 73, displays a portrait of his son, Sergeant John
M Russell/,the Army sergeant who is accused of killing five fellow
soldiers in Iraq, outside of his son's home in Sherman, Texas.

Miami Beach prepared for Urban Beach Week

Infrared cameras used to detect

bach-goers at night


Sun, sand, music and height-
ened security pretty much
sums up Memorial Day Week-
end on South Beach.
The Miami Beach Police De-
partment was prepared for the
annual holiday weekend party,
commonly referred to as Urban
Beach Week, by beefing up se-
curity as much as possible.
"Prevention is key," said De-
tective Vivian Hernandez.
Prevention takes a lot of plan-
ning, which started not long af-
ter last year's festivities ended.
Cameras, both mobile and
stationary, have been installed
throughout the city. Ready to
be deployed throughout the
city of Miami Beach are a total
of 62 light towers, twelve visual
messaging boards and three
watch towers.
Roughly 400 officers per
shift from multiple agen-
cies will pack the streets of

Miami Beach.
In addition to extra bikes and
.ATVs, the Police Department
has a new vehicle on loan re-
ferred to as an LTV.
CBS 4 News had the exclu-
sive first look at this 140-thou-
sand dollar light tactical all-
terrain vehicle, similar to the
ones used in the military.
"This is the only one of its
kind," an officer explained
to CBS 4's Lauren Pastrana.
"There's no other vehicle like
this on the market at this time."
But instead of war zones over-
seas, cops will use it to protect
the city of Miami Beach, as well
as its residents and visitors.
"A dark beach at night, I
would compare it to a dark al-
ley in a big city," said the of-
The camera uses infrared
technology to detect heat sig-
natures on the beach, so even
in the dead of night, officers
can see people on a small

I -A7
screen mounted inside the ve-
"We could easily pick up a
heat signature on this camera
close to 3/4 of a mile away,"
the officer explained.
In a tech truck about a mile
from the heart -of the action,
another network of surveil-
lance cameras can be viewed
on one giant screen.
Eighteen cameras placed
throughout the city, in part-
nership with the Miami-Dade
Police Department, will help
alert officers if trouble occurs.
"When a crowd develops,

people watching those cameras
can let the officers know, 'Hey,
please respond to that area.
Make sure everybody is safe.
Make sure nothing is develop-
ing or becoming a problem'."
The goal is to avoid chaos,
like the incident that occurred
two years ago when officers
shot and killed a man they
claim was driving erratically
on Collins Avenue, by prevent-
ing it.
The family of the driver, Ray-
mond Herisse, filed a lawsuit
last.Tuesday against the police

A U.S. Army sergeant was sen-
tenced to life in prison without
parole on Thursday for killing
five fellow servicemen in a shoot-
ing spree in Iraq, one of the worst
cases of violence by an American
soldier against other U.S. troops.
In a deal that spared him the
death penalty, Sergeant John
Russell pleaded guilty last month
to killing two medical staff officers
and three soldiers at the Camp
Liberty combat stress clinic, near
Baghdad's airport.
The military has said the 2009
shooting might have been trig-
gered by combat stress.
Russell faced an abbreviated
court-martial at Joint Base Lew-
is-McChord in Washington state
to determine the level of his guilt,
and the military judge in the
case ruled on Monday that the
48-year-old Texan had killed with
At an early morning hearing
at the Pacific Northwest military.
base, the judge tasked with deter-
mining Russell's sentence, Army
Colonel David Conn, said Russell
had been mentally ill at the time
of the killings but was neverthe-
less responsible for his actions.
"You are not a monster," Conn
said. "But you have knowingly
and deliberately done incredibly
monstrous things."
"Sergeant Russell, you have
forced many to drink from a bitter
cup. That cup is now before you,"
Conn said, before asking Russell,
who wore green military dress, to
He sentenced the 48-year-old
Texas native to life in confine-
ment without the possibility of
parole, a reduction in rank and a
dishonorable discharge from the
Army, which is accompanied by

The fraud involved a "mas-
sive," complicated, highly or-
ganized scheme that investi-
gators said included everyone
from clinic owners and medical
staff who provided fraudulent
diagnoses and prescribed fake
treatment, to office workers
who billed for the services, and
'recruiters who found accident
"victims" and trained them to
stage collisions on the streets
and highways of South Florida.
The criminal charges filed
this week targeted 33 people
with a slew of charges including
mail fraud and money-launder-
ing conspiracies, structuring
financial transactions and par-
ticipating in staged-accident
The scheme dated from
about October 2006 to Decem-
ber 2012 and the defendants
staged accidents and submit-
ted false insurance claims
through 21 chiropractic clinics
in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade
counties that they controlled,
authorities said.
Of the 33 charged, 26 have
been arrested or agreed to sur-
render, federal and state law
enforcement officials said at a
recent news conference in the
U.S. Attorney's Office in West
Palm Beach.

By Kevin Johnson

While hiding in a boat be-
fore his capture last month,
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man
who was later charged in the
Boston Marathon bombings,
allegedly scrawled a
note on an inside wall
of the vessel in which
he claimed responsibil-
ity for the attacks and
suggested they were
mounted in response
to the U.S. wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan, a law -
enforcement official TS
said last Thursday.


killed in an encounter with
police three days after the April
15 bombings that killed three
people and injured more than
250 people.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, seriously
wounded in the same shoot-
out, was captured by
& police while hiding
in the hull of a boat
packed in a neigh-
borhood driveway in
Watertown, a Boston
"There is an ap-
parent illusion to his
IAEV own death," said the
official, who is not au-

In the note, which the law thorized to comment
enforcement official said ap- publicly on the matter.
peared to resemble a death-bed CBS News' John Miller, quot-
declaration, the 19-year-old ing law enforcement sources,
Tsarnaev referred to his broth- first reported on the discovery
er, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, as a of the wall message, saying it
martyr and wrote that he hoped was written with a pen.
for the same recognition for Tsarnaev is now being held at
himself, a prison medical center outside
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was Boston.

Soldier who killed fellow U.S. troops gets life
By Eric M. Johnson r that Russell's mental health had

B(C~ Some.

Second Trial Underway For Man Accused Of Shooting Detective
Openings statements got underway last Wednesday in the second trial of a
man already convicted of the armed robbery and attempted murder of an off-
duty police officer.
Willie Barney was convicted in April for the attempted murder and armed rob-
bery of off-jury Mianri-Dade Detective Wislyn Joseph last September.
Circuit Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat granted his request for a retrial after
he admitted committing an error during jury selection in the first trial.The judge
*aid the error would niot have made the difference in Barney's conviction but
granted Barne/ a rie'., trial, rather than risk a reversal later b,/ 3n appeals court.
Barrinev Is crhiarged .'jith deeidarits Dedrick Brown andTraiares Santi3go rin a
2012 spree ii "',rich they allegedliv robbed and shot Det. d.,eph rubbed arind fa-
tally BA''uded Earringtonr Kerr in his M"..iami Gardens yv3rd and ':omrrimitted ,esveral
,thher rob t irie.. in e'eryv cse,. the bandits too there ipviLtinmc gold leelr',.
Regardle-,' of the out jorne oo hii second trial, Barne,' and the other; Still
I face multiple prouSecutnns, including one tor lirst degree murder in the killing uof
Barrinqiori Ierr. At 19, Barney i. an alleeJ seriji Ioferi,jer. He *s.i. previousl',
:on.ircited 'it armed robbery, but got ij';t *:'rine ..e r as a "vouthriful otenrider." After
violahting hi, probation, he ,t.'a itEurned to prison Ior towi yeirs Hi had been out
only a matter A, weeks before he allegedly began '.wral'hng riurdfer and ria',/hem
c,-r the connmunit'y.

Wheelchair Bound Person Injured In Hit & Run Accident
A pertonri n a '.irieelcrhair is in serilutl :cunditiorn attir thev, '..'ere hit by a car
tWe,lriesdav m:irririg in LaLuderhill.
Lauderrhill poli,:e said the per'.on, v'ho 'as Ktrucl: riear NiV 56'th Avenue arind
invirrar.' Biulevai'rd, lives i n an assisted li'.'iii lanritlty riar the accident sene.
Th iniureij person ''asI taI.n to Bro'/.,ard Healt MeJlic:l Cenrter stl .enrious
The ,t the Ford Taurus itelt the i.cene after the ji.:ident. Trie Car wai
spotted about triee miles aay 3a'y t IvW rih Avenue ad tl'J'. 4-4th Street and thie
driver oias taken it,:, cittuiil Polic:e rhave rit released tlhie rare 1:1l the driver
or the injured person

Fla. Men To Be Charged For Manatee Cannonball Video
Tho Florida rien could lace big legal problems alter old 'video posted ionlii-
sihow'i one of them lumping on top of .3 manatee arnd her ral.
The video .ias tal.en about a yer agq,, but ac:or-jrdirj to the Orlarido .eritriol.
.uriiced on FacebooP a nd i.'ouTube last ',.Ionfday.
Officials with the Florida, Fish arid Wdildlife Con-.-ervatilri Cmnnni'_sion have
launched an in''estigatiorn and intend to file federal charge'. igajirit rthe men
The video, recorded in a residential Coi:oa Bea,-h neighborhood in Breviard
Couni:';, shows. one o0 the iten doing a ,:airrjnibjIl unirp onto tlihe sea ,:o,x and
her call.
Two of the friends .used, fresh watere r fri:ini a hoie to lure the gentle :.ea co'.vs
Clo'.:er t, tlie docl..
Officers have idetiitilei the rifir in tIe videp arid ran they could t.,:e federal
charges for rrasing the endangered m namriali
The riharges are expected to b:,e led later this '.eel: and if conicted, each o:
the men could :.ere .3 year-iong |il -enterin:e and ha'.e to pay up t, i 5.000 in

Tsarnaev note allegedly

explains motive for bombing





Miami students tour historic

St. Augustine and Orlando

By D. Kevin McNeir

A bus full of 36 eager students
from six local elementary schools got
to experience Florida's history first
hand during a two-day, one-night,
all-expense paid educational excur-
sion to historic St. Augustine and the
Islands of Adventures in Orlando.
The annual scholarship tour is part
of the Read to Lead Program the
brainchild of former Miami-Dade
County School Board Member Dr.
Robert B. Ingrain. Since its inception
in 2001, the signature reading ini-
tiative has become a district rites of

U.S. exi
By Tom Brown
The 2013 Atlantic hurricane J
season could be "extremely a
active" and spawn 13 to 20 a
tropical storms, seven to 11 of sc
which are expected to become V!
hurricanes, the U.S. govern- o:
ment's top climate agency
predicted last Thursday. nr
Three to six of the hurri- se
canes could become major ti
at Category 3 or above, with b
winds of more than 110 miles tt
per hour (17,7 km per hour), ti
the National Oceanic and At- ol
mospheric Administration cl
said in its annual forecast. te

passage. So far, over 5,000 elemernt-
Stary boys and girls have received the
annual scholarship award.
Students were accompanied by
adult supervisors including Dr. Er-
habor Ighodaro, Miami-Dade County
Public Schools Read to Lead program
coordinator and executive director of
the Dr. Robert B. Ingram Founda-
tion. Ighodaro is also a member of
the Miami Garden city council.
"As a long time teacher, I know
that experience is the best teacher,"
he said. "There is no better way for
a child to learn than to actually see
where events occurred and where
history was made. This is something

"For the six-month
ane season which will
une 1, NOAA predic
bove-normal and po
n extremely active hurt
eason," said Kathryn
an, the acting adminis
f the agency.
Speaking at NOAA's
nate Prediction Center
aid the hurricane seas
ie Atlantic Ocean,
ean Sea and Gulf of N
threatened "quite a lot
vity" due to a combir
F several climate factor
lauding warmer-than-av
temperatures in the tr

that you just cannot get from reading
about it in a book. Kids often want to
know what's in it for them when they
are learning in school and are given
certain assignments. This trip is an
incentive to those children whose
reading has reached an stellar level
of proficiency."
Children on the trip are stu-
dents from the following elementary
schools: Ben Sheppard; Biscayne;
Dr. Robert B. Ingram; Fulford; Le-
nora B. Smith; and Parkway. In or-
der to qualify for the scholarship and
trip, students had to read 10 books
in the course of a nine-week grading

seven to 11 hurricanes in 2013
hurri- Atlantic and Caribbean.
start The average Atlantic sea-
-ts an. son brings 12 tropical storms
tssibly a. with six hurricanes, including
ricane three major hurricanes.
Sulli- "This year, oceanic and at-
trator mospheric conditions in the
Atlantic basin are expected
Cli- to produce more and stronger
r, she -hurricanes," said Gerry Bell,
-on for A-lead seasonal hurricane fore-
Carib- T- ... --_-_caster with NOAA's Climate
vlexico .Prediction Center.
of ac- -"These conditions include
nation -weaker wind shear, warmer
rs, in- Atlantic waters and conducive
average Hurricane Dennis batters palm trees and floods parts of Naval Air Station Key West's Truman wind patterns coming from
onical Annex. Africa," he said.

Adviser defends White House

By David Jackson

President Obama and his
team are looking to move past
a recent parade of scandal sto-
ries, but it won't be easy.
White House senior adviser
Dan Pfeiffer hit the talk show
circuit last Sunday, but faced
more questions about the Inter-
nal Revenue Service than about
the economy and national se-
curity, and Republicans made
clear they won't let the issue
fade away.
Pfeiffer said the White House
did not know about IRS target
ing of conservative ni p until
it was recently alerted about an
on-going Inspector General in-
The IRS admitted May 10
that it had a separate process
for reviewing applications for
tax-exempt status submitted
by groups with "Tea Party" and
related terms in their names. In
some cases it also sent intrusive
and inappropriate question
naires to those groups. The in-
spector ,ii( issued a report
about the matter last week.
Calling IRS actions "outra-
geous and inexcusable," Pfeiffer
told ABC's This Week that the
administration would work with
Congress on "legitimate over-
sight" but "what we're not go-
ing to participate in is partisan
fishing c.xpcli,,,rs designed to
distract from the real issues at
Regardless of when the presi-
dent first learned of the in

By Kevin Johnson

New identities created for
known terrorists or terror sus-
pects in the government Witness
Security Program were not passed
on for inclusion on national ter-
rorist watch lists, an internal Jus-
tice Department report has found.
The lapse, according to a report
issued last Thursday by Justice
Inspector General Michael Horow-
itz, allowed an undisclosed num-
ber of witnesses banned from
air travel under their original
identities to fly on commercial
The audit of the highly secre-
tive witness protection program;
which for more than four decades
has offered cover for thousands of
criminals and innocents who have
agreed to cooperate with authori
ties in a range of prosecutions,
did not disclose the number of

Obama spokesman Dan Pfeiffer

vestigations, Pfeiffer said, the
president wants to ensure such
activities were not repeated. "It
was stopped and it needs to be
fixed to ensure it never happens
again," Pfeiffer said.
On NBC's Meet the Press,
Pfeiffer said Republicans are
trying "to drag Washington into
a swamp of partisan fishing ex-
peditions, trumped-up hearings
and false allegations."
Republicans are gearing up
for more congressional hear
ings, trying to find out if any
MI-,li-iliig Obama admin-
istration or campaign officials
knew about the targeting of
conservative groups.
"This is just the beginning of
this investigation," said Rep.
Paul Ryan, R \\ i on Fox News

Senate Minority Leader Mitch
McConnell, R-Ky., told NBC that
the recent allegations reflect a
"culture of intimidation" within
the Obama administration.
"What we're talking about
here is an attitude that the gov=
ernment knows best," McCon-
nell said. "And if we start criti-
cizing, you get targeted."
The Senate Finance Commit-
tee has scheduled a hearing
Tuesday featuring the first ap-
pearance by former IRS com-
missioner Douglas Shulman
since the scandal broke.
The House Committee on
Oversight and Government Re-
form plans a hearing Wednes-
day that is scheduled to include
Shulman and Lois Lerner, di-

flights involved.
Until the matter was brought
to the attention of senior Jus
tice officials last year, according
to the report, "it was possible for
known or suspected terrorists to
fly on commercial airplanes in or
over the U.S. and evade one of the
government's primary means of
identifying and tracking terrorists'
movements and actions."
Last July, according to the re-
port, the U.S. Marshals Service
stated that it was "unable to lo
cate two former witness protection
members, classified as known or
suspected terrorists."
It is now believed that both may
be living outside the U.S.
Responding to the report, Jus-
tice officials said last Thursday
that the two former witnesses
have since been located and that
they had fulfilled their obligations
to the U.S. government before

Justice Inspector General
Michael Horowitz.
leaving the program "several years
The two are not classified as fu=
gitives, and they were not consid-
ered threats, though authorities
declined to elaborate on their pre
vious criminal associations.
"The (Justice) Department has

President Obama
rector of exempt organizations
for the IRS. Lerner is the official
who first announced 10 days
ago the targeting had taken
In his string of interviews,
Pfeiffer noted that Obama'has
installed a new temporary direc-
tor of the IRS, and authorized
a 30-day review of agency op-
eration. He told Fox that there
will be "a top-down review of
the IRS, and ..Tthin-g will be
looked at."
That's not sufficient, said Sen.
Rob Portman, R-Ohio, on ABC's
This Week. "I think a special
counsel is going to wind up be-
ing necessary," he said.
As Obama tries to move past
the scandal, his schedule this
week includes a meeting with,
the president of Burma, a
speech on counterterrorism and
a commencement address at
the U.S. Naval Academy.

identified, located and minimized
the threat of all former known or
suspected terrorists admitted to
the WitSec program during its 40-
year history," Armando Bonilla,
senior counsel to the deputy at-
torney general, said in a written
response to the inspector gener
al's report.
"Through the coordinated in-
vestigative efforts of the (U.S.
Marshals Service) and the FBI,
the location of all identified for
mer known or suspected terror=
ists has been resolved."
In addition, Bonilla's response
said, new protocols were adopted
last year that provide for the shar-
ing of new witness profiles. New
policy also was adopted last year
that "prohibits without exception"
witnesses previously included
on no-fly watch lists under their
original names from traveling
on commercial flights.

Obama tells Pentagon

leaders sexual assault

cases are 'shameful'

By Thorn Shanker and Jennifer Steinhauer

With arrests in the military' continuing to shadow its program to
combat sexual harassment, President Obama summoned the Pen-
tagon's senior hladcrs to the White House last Thursday. telling
them that the levels of sexual ast;.dt across the armed services
were a disgrace that undermined the nirust essential fluot the mili-
tary to carry out its mission eFfectively.
The tableau of the commander in chief speaking so forcefully at
the end of a meeting with the Pentgun'b top civilian and military
leaders was a sign of the administration's concern with sexual as-
sault and sexual harassment. Yet no specific new initiatives were
announced, and Obarna cautioned that "there is no silver bullet."
But the president made clear his distress,
"So not only is it a crime, not only is it shameful and disgrace-
lul, but it also is going to make and has made our military less ef-
fective than it can be," Obama said. "And as such it is dangerous
to our national security."
Obama said he had asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of theJoint Chiefs of
Siaff, to :ead a process that would improve enforcement of the
law and hold accountable those who violate it. The president also
insisted 'hat training be improved.
The White House session came as Army officials confirmed last
Thursday that commanders at Fort Campbell, Ky., had relieved
a lieutenant colonel from his position as supervisor of the base's
sexual assault program after a domestic dispute with his ex-wife
that led to his arrest.
Obama said the military must find ways to protect victims of
sexual assault or harassment and even empower them. "When
victims do come forward, they deserve justice," he said. "Perpetra-
tors have to experience consequences."
Across the military, senior officers have acknowledged that the
issue has reached the level of crisis. The Pentagon found that an
estimated 26,000 assaults took place last year.
"We're losing the confidence of the women who serve that we
can solve this problem," General Dempsey said in an interview
with the American Forces Press Service, the Pentagon's internal
news organization. "That's a crisis."
Also last Thursday, Senator Kristen E. Gillibrand, Democrat of
New York, continued to gain support for a measure that would
give military prosecutors rather than commanders the ability to
decide which sexual assault cases to try. The goal is to increase
the number of people who report crimes without fear of retalia-
tion and to give more power to military prosecutors. Gillibrand's
measure attracted three Republican co-sponsors: Senators Susan
Collins of Maine, Charles E. Grassley of Iowa and Mike Johanns
of Nebraska.
"The most ardent advocates of this kind of measure will be
members of the military themselves," said Senator Richard
Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, "They would welcome the
fairness and efficiency." Blumenthal said he would introduce his
own measure to establish a victims' compensation system and a
mandatory punitive discharge for all sexual assault convictions.

Handling of terrorists in Witness

Security Program gets questioned

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By Bruce Smith
Associated Press

- As a cool sea breeze wafted
across a 17th century South Car-
olina plantation that once grew
prized sea island cotton, workers
this week carefully disassembled,
measured and numbered wooden
planks from a dilapidated ante-
bellum slave cabin.
Once one of about two dozen
on slave row at Point of Pines
Plantation, the cabin will be
shipped north where it will go
on display at the Smithsonian's
National Museum of African
American History and Culture
when it opens on Washington's
National Mall in two years.
"The reason we collect a cabin
like this is it allows you to hu-
manize the slavery experience,"
said Lonnie Bunch, the director
of the museum that has been
in planning for a decade. "Often
people think about the concept
of slavery but they forget this is
the story of men and women and
children. So this allows us to
personalize the experience."
The plantation was carved out

of the sea island less than 15
years after Charles Towne, now
Charleston, was founded in 1670
about 45 miles to the northeast.
The cabin is one of only two
remaining at the plantation and
the only one in its original loca-
The museum looked at other
locations throughout the South
for a cabin before settling on the
one found on Edisto Island.
"The sea islands are one reason
we were interested," said Nancy
Bercaw, the curator of the mu-
seum, who was on the site Mon-
day as the cabin was dismantled.
"The sea island history is so rich
due to the fact that communities
are very, very, old and multigen-
erational here."
"Edisto Island is in the middle
of the Gullah-Geechee Heritage.
Corridor reaching along the coast
from North Carolina to northern

290,000 whites. Along most of
the coastal areas, more than half
the population was Black.
"The sea island culture sur-
vived for decades after the
Civil War because of its relative
isolation. Now, however, it's
threatened by breakneck coastal
Bercaw said researchers want
to find out as much as possible
about the cabin to tell its story
both during the time of slavery
and in the years after emancipa-
Toni Carpenter, the founder
of Lowcountry Africana, a group
that works to document the
history of Blacks in the Low-
country from South Carolina to
Florida, said an 1851 map of the
plantation shows the cabin at
its present site. An 1854 planta-
tion inventory showed 75 people
were enslaved there.
The researchers got a bit
of unexpected help on Mon-
day when 76-year-old Junior
Meggett came by. He identified
the cabin as one that his aunt
and uncle used to live in when
he was a child.
Meggett said he lived in an-

other nearby cabin in the 1940s
until he was grown. That cabin
later was destroyed by fire. He
described living in a two-room
cabin with a wood stove and a
small attic and opening wooden
window shutters to catch the
"Boys and girls would sleep in
the same room," he said. "You
were just glad to have a place to
lie down."
Workers from Museum Re-
sources Construction and Mill-
work of Providence Forge, Va.,
carefully removed planks from
the cabin roof, then measured
them, numbered them and
wrapped them with clear plastic
tape for the journey north.
The cabin will be rebuilt at the
company and then fumigated
before being disassembled for a
.second time before it's taken to
the $500 Smithsonian museum
and put on display, said Kerry
Shackelford of the contracting
The cabin was donated to the

Edisto Island Museum, which
worked to stabilize the structure
several years ago. The origi-
nal plan was to move it to the
museum several miles away, but
there were budgetary problems,
museum director Gretchen
Smith said.

Atlanta names Collier Heights historic district

ATLANTA (API Atlanta Mayor
Kasim Reed has signed legislation
aimed at preserving the history and
architectural character of Collier
City officials sa' Nrhe neighbor-
hood is considered one of the most
significant Black communities in At-
lanta. In the late 1950s, upper- and
middle-class black Atlanta residents
mo.ed to the then-suburban area for
new housing options unavailable to
them during segregation
"Collier Heights represents an ex-
traordinarily intact post-World War II
suburban development where many
of Atlanta's notable civic and busi-
ness, leaders made their home during
the era of segregation and the Civil
Rights Movement," Atlanta Mayor

Kasim Reed said in a statement
"It is a privilege for my administra-
tion to play a part in preserving a
unique architectural community that
manN' legendary Black business and
civic leaders made their home." Reed
"The historic district designation
means that Collier Heights will be
protected from new consLructionr and
design alternations to a property's
"City officials say all proposals for
new construction, additions, extiernor
renovations, demolitions and chang-
es on the property are now required
to undergo a design review by the
Atlanta Urban Design Commission.
"Collier Heights is near the city's
western edge.


Role Models Project gives scholarships

to 134 deserving young Black men


By D. Kevin McNeir
As the 5000 Role Models of Ex-
cellence Project presented 134
young men with scholarships
to assist them in their pursuit
of higher education last week,
keynote speaker Paul V. Wilson,
Jr. reminded the audience of a
prophetic saying attributed to
Frederick Douglass: "It is easier
to build strong children than to
repair broken men."
Wilson used Douglass's words
as part of his message to the
youth at the awards ceremony
that celebrated their transition
from boyhood to manhood. The
event was held at New Hope Mis-
sionary Baptist Church where
role model mentors, parents,
political leaders and others from
the community gathered for the

20th annual scholarship awards
"The Role Models have rejected
the notion that boys, especially
Black boys, don't g6 to college,"
said Executive Director Tam-
my Reed. "Tonight is proof that
Black boys can succeed, will be
productive and do go to college."
Congresswoman Frederica Wil-
son, the founder of the 5000 Role
Models, said the evening was
both exciting and difficult.
"It's hard to release these
young men that I have known
since they were boys out into a
world filled with turmoil," she
said. "But we have helped to
train and mentor them so that
they will become good men in so-
ciety not menaces to society."
To date, over $10 million in
scholarships have been awarded
to graduating seniors since 1993.

A. Gilbert says to City of

School Board member Dr. Wilbert "Tee" Holloway and St. Rep- Miami Gardens "this
resentative Cynthia Stafford
c-NGRATUio'is our moment"

j ;bL. POLE ,'U1ELS OF EXCEL ECIE Mayor gives hisfirst State of the City Address

V ,t CLASS OF 2013 4 Miami Times staff report

Triston Wilson, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, Paul Wilson,
Jr. and Dr. George Koonce on the dias.

Welteroth to leave Glamour for Teen Vogue

continued from 5A

in the right direction when the
workplace reflects that. I think
that beauty is an important space
to see a range of perspectives, be-
cause it's a particularly personal
topic. We write about products
you wear on your skin and in
your hair, which come in a wide
range of shades and textures.
A sense of trust is established

when your reader feels like there
is someone on the masthead who
understands them and can speak
up for them on these topics.
What about in front of the
camera? Are beauty brands
speaking to non-white custom-
ers through the models they
use and the products they're
I'd say we are slowly seeing
more and more of this, yes.
What are you hoping to ac-

complish at Teen Vogue?
My focus is to continue to build
on [Editor-in-Chief] Amy Astley's
incredible vision for the maga-
zine. Teen Vogue brings a fresh,
inspiring take on beauty and
fashion that teens really can't
get anywhere else. My perspec-
tive on beauty centers on self-
expression. I want to continue to
inspire girls to have fun experi-
menting with their looks and to
cultivate a personal style that re-

flects confidence in who they are.
I'm also integrating more health
and fitness coverage, offering ad-
vice to girls on how to develop
healthy lifestyles. I'm also big on
nurturing the relationship that
my amazing predecessor Eva
Chen established with our girls
on social media. At the end of the
day, if I've helped even one girl
feel better about herself or more
beautiful in her own skin, then
I've done my job.

Oliver Gilbert, the mayor of the City of Miami Gardens, recently
delivered his first State of the City address to an audience of more
than 300 including South Florida dignitaries and life-long City
residents. Highlighting the success of the City, Gilbert outlined
what he describes as a progressive and ambitious future as the
community marks its 10th anniversary.
"This is our moment; our moment to decide whether we want to
be as progressive as our thoughts; as prospective as our words,"
he said. "It is our moment to insure that tomorrow's possibilities
are more expansive than today's opportunities.
Gilbert told residents details of the City's first General Obligation
Bond; a $50 million dollar "Decade of Progress" initiative aimed at
increasing and improving City services and amenities. He laid out
a vision to include a new senior center, modernized parks, a sci-
ence and technology complex, an entertainment/art facility and
culinary arts center all designed to offer improved educational
opportunities for City seniors and youths.
"Ten years ago, the incorporators of this City stood firm in the
face of critics who said we couldn't, but we knew that we could
and we did."
Other issues of note that shared in his address included: the
confirmation of the City's A bond rating by New York bond rating
agencies; progress towards the creation of the first Community Re-
development Agency; the hiring of 11 new police officers; and the
implementation of new technology. He also touted continued ef-
forts for crime reduction and described a firm commitment to City
youth for increased opportunities in education and recreation.
Many in attendance also participated in last Monday's 9th an-
nual Memorial Day Breakfast.

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By Sharyn Jackson
A 12-step program offered in
20,000 churches around the
world adds religion to the mix to
help heal people suffering from
addiction and abuse.
The program addresses not
just alcoholism and drug addic-
tion, but codependency, depres-
sion, eating disorders, gambling,
sexual addiction and sexual
abuse. The topical groups vary
by site, and some churches' vol-
unteer leaders offer support for
same-sex attraction.
The emphasis is on healing
"hurts, hang-ups and habits,"

said John Baker, a pastor at Rick
Warren's Saddleback Church in
Lake Forest, Calif., who founded
the program in 1990. Only one
of three participants is dealing
with chemical dependency.
"Everyone basically struggles
with a hurt, hang-up or habit,
so it can't hurt anyone to go
through Celebrate Recovery,"
Baker said.
More than one million people
have gone through the faith-
based 12-step program modeled
on Alcoholics Anonymous, and
the program is growing across
the country. Awareness has in-
creased with the April release "of

a feature film, Home Run, that
centers on an alcoholic's experi-
ence in Celebrate Recovery.
While no major research has
been done on Celebrate Recov-
ery's efficacy, John Kelly, a clini-
cal psychologist at Harvard Uni-
versity, said the growth of the
program is evidence that it is
working for many attendees.
"People are really grasping
on to this. They're attending.
They're going back," Kelly said.
"There is something going on
there that people are deriving
some kind of benefit from."
Many participants describe
feelings of abandonment or

hopelessness as the root of other
problems in their lives, and the
words of Christ as filling that
Linda Martin of Des Moines,
now 50, was abused by her par-
ents, who were Christians and
leaders in their church.
"I thoroughly believed that
there was a God, and that he
didn't care for me, and I was
worthless because the abuse
wouldn't stop," Martin said.
Then she accompanied a
friend to a Celebrate Recovery
support group. Until she walked
in the door, she said, "I thought
Please turn to RELIGION 12B

Pacley honored

for 20 years of

loyal service
Rev. James Pacley, senior pas-
tor of Newborn Faith Deliverance
MBC, was recently presented with
an award for decades of outstand-
ing service to his community and
for 20 years of leadership with
Miami's grassroots organization,
P.U.L.S.E. Pacley says he consid-
ers it an honor to have been one of
PRU.L.S.E.'s more vocal and active
leaders for so many years. And he.,
says, he's not done yet.

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Transforming worship,

discipleship, mission

Church offers diverse worship to all ages
By Malika A. Wright
Rev. Eddy Moise, Jr., who was appointed to Bethel A.M.E.
Church in Pompano about three years ago, has declared this
year as a time of transformation. Throughout the year, the
church has focused on transforming their worship, disciple-
ship, and mission.
One of the many ways that the church has evolved is through
its recent establishment of their contemporary 8 a.m. service,
which was added in addition to their 1 la.m. traditional service.
The 8 a.m. service, usually lasts no longer than one hour
and 15 minutes, and attracts mostly a group of young adults.
In a contemporary style, the worship consists of full band and
praise team.
Since starting the service in March, Moise, who received the
idea as a vision from God, has noticed a positive response from
the community and church members. He has had more people
in attendance because of them either waiting to attend an early
service or to experience a different type of worship.
"We're striving to offer something for every culture and
Please turn to PASTOR 12B



Disgraced pastors who repent

face long road back, experts say

By Jeff Kunerth

In a letter read to the congre-
gation at Discovery Church,
Pastor David Loveless admit-
ted adultery, deceit, sinful-
ness, selfishness, broken trust
and a violation of "everything I
knew to be true and right."
"I am broken beyond de-
scription," he wrote. Loveless
resigned last month from the
Orlando church he founded 29
years ago and, like many fallen
preachers before him, now be-
gins a restoration process. It
won't be easy, say experts.
Pastor Ron Johnson, who
has counseled more than 20
ministers in crisis, said resto-
ration takes at least two years.
But many fallen ministers are
unable or unwilling to do the
work necessary to achieve true
spiritual restoration. "There's

a lack of humility," said John-
son, senior pastor of One
Church in Longwood. "Most of
these guys get into sexual sin
not because they have run-
away lust. Most have runaway
pride." /
One of the major problems
is that many cannot humble

all the love and adoration of
those who filled the pews and
the collection plates.
"Their drug of choice has
been the adulation they re-
ceive from people, their ador-
ing fans," said Johnson, who
counseled Pastor Sam Hinn
after the Sanford minister ad-

ena-helh0 rfesonl aypstr, secal

themselves in a three-stage
process that in volvh'es repen-
tance, reconciliation and res-
toration, Johnson said. The
process takes them back to
where they began, before they
built their, congregations into
megachurches, wrote books,
spoke at conferences. Before

mitted a, affair
Mental-health professionals
say pastors, especially those
of large nondenominational
churches, often bring into
counseling the same person-
ality traits that caused their
problems in the first place.
For some, counseling is the

first time they have had to con-
fide in others. In their church-
es, they are the ones who lis-
ten, advise and bestow grace.
Now they are having to answer
to someone other than God.
"It can be difficult for them
taking advice," said Gary R.
Pickering, a Bushnell-based
mental-health counselor and
Presbyterian pastor. "It's hard
for pastors to see through the
fog and take the blinders off
for their own behavior."
Along with this is an inabil-
ity to surrender control. Be-
ing a pastor means assuming
many different roles: spiritual
leader, administrator, counsel-
or, fundraiser. It's a job for a
take-charge person who can't
always let go.
This is especially true of pas-
tors .elevated by the adoration,
Please turn to REPENT 12B

Southern Baptist Convention and Assemblies

of God respond to Boy Scout troop decision

By Baptist Press

Southern Baptist Convention
Executive Committee President
Frank Page, who had met with
Scouting leaders and had urged
them to maintain the current poli-
cy, said he was "deeply saddened"
that the BSA overturned its "con-
stitutionally protected expres-
sive message that homosexual
behavior is incompatible with the
principles enshrined in the Scout
Oath and Scout Law:
"We know that the pressures
exerted against the voting mem-
bers of the 1,400 chartered orga-
nizations by homosexual activist
groups have been unrelenting,"
Page said. "We are grateful for
each voting member who voted
in the minority; but our sadness
for the Scouting organization as a
whole cannot be overstated."
. Page. sid the vote. "ushers, in.
a sea-change in the credibility of
the Boy Scouts of America as a
viable boys' organization for mil-
lions of Americans who believe
strongly in the principles of bib-
lical morality. To claim that the
Boys Scouts is the nation's fore-

Southern Baptist Convention
Executive Committee President
most youth program of character
development and values-based
leadership training suddenly
ri- ig hull:'.'. S,:,'. 1h -rn .Baptist
ethicist Richard Land predicted a
mass exodus of religious groups
from the organization.' "Frankly,
I can't imagine a Southern Bap-
tist pastor who would continue
to allow his church to sponsor a
Boy Scout troop under these new

rules," said Land, president of the
Southern Baptist Convention's
Ethics and Religious Liberty Com-
mission. "I predict there will be a
mass exodus of Southern Baptists
and other conservative Christians
from the Boy Scouts."
"The supposed compromise
takes away their best defense. In
the year 2000, the Supreme Court
ruled the Boy Scouts did not have
to have homosexual Scout mas-
ters because the homosexual
lifestyle was contrary to the core
values of Scouts. If you're going to,
allow opening gay Scouts to par-
ticipate in Scouting, then it's no
longer a core value," Land said.
"And so what we're going to see
now is a flood of litigation by pro-
homosexual groups arguing that
the continuing ban on gay Scout
Masters is ... prejudice and they
will win. They will win, because
the Boy Scouts have stripped.
themselves of their defense the
Supreme Court used."
Land advised Southern Baptist
churches to withdraw their sup-
port of Scout troops and support
the Royal Ambassadors ministry
to boys..

Assemblies of God leadership
regrets that the BSA has voted to
change its policy regarding inclu-
sion. of homosexual youth mem-
bers. We believe--as do a major-
ity of Boy Scout volunteer leaders
and parents--that this is not the
best policy for" BSA, nor for the
young men it serves.
A majority of scout groups are
sponsored by churches or other
religious entities, which have as
their foundation a belief in bib-
lical teachings that identify ho-
mosexual behavior as outside of
God's plan for sexuality. While
we agree that youths who expe-
rience confusion or same-sex at-
traction need to be welcomed, in
our. churches they are confronted
with this biblical teaching and
will be counseled and prayed with
that God will help them to align
their lives in conformity to that
...teaching. We believe that the BSA
policy change will lead to a mass
exodus from the Boy Scout pro-
gram, as Adsemblies of God and
many other churches can no lon-
ger support groups that are part
of an organization allowing mem-
bers who are openly homosexual.

Black pastors star in reality TV show

By Michael H. Cottman

Would you want your pastor
to- star in a reality television
I'm not knocking the six Black
pastors who have signed on for
a new reality show on Oxygen
called "Pastors of L.A." a de-
tailed look at the lives of men of
God in Los Angeles.
But I do question why the pas-
tors chose to participate in the
show. Are they truly hoping to
use the program to minister to
those who need spiritual guid-
ance? Or are they simply using
the high-profile media platform-
to rake in more cash and bask
in the spotlight of a- national
television audience?
"Pastors of L.A.' will give
viewers a candid and revealing
look at six boldly different and
world renowned mega-pastors
in Southern California, who are
willing to share diverse aspects
of their lives, from their work
in the community and with
their parishioners to the very
large and sometimes provoca-
tive lives they lead away from


the pulpit," says a press release
from Oxygen.
Like many viewers, I'll watch
the show with an open mind
and see what revelations are
presented and hope and pray
- that the show isn't a mess.
Some say the concept of a show
about black pastors is "mad-
There's no doubt that Oxygen
has assembled six charismatic
characters to star in the show,



some of whom have checkered
pasts and questionable back-
grounds, others who are living

large in ocean front mansions
and enjoy rock-star status in
their churches and communi-
So what can folks hope to get
from the show? An entertaining
hour of life behind the pulpit?
Or will viewers actually learn
more about how God works in
our lives?
Here's Oxygen's rundown of
the pastors:
Please turn to PASTORS 12B

0 Zion Hope Missionary
Baptist Church will cele-
brate Dr. W. Edward Mitchell
Jr.'s 8th Anniversary, ser-
vices began on May 20 and
ends on May 24 at 7p.m.
The climax will be on May 26
at 4p.m. Call 786-541-3687.

New Providence Mis-
sionary Baptist Church
will hold their Fellowship Day
on May 24 at 11a.m. Call

a Mt. Olivette Mission-
ary Baptist Church will
host a Gospel musical on
May 26 at 3p.m. Call 305-

E Running for Jesus
Outreach Ministry will host
a youth day service at Em-
manuel M.B.C. on May 26 at

Jordan Grove Mission-
ary Baptist Church will
hold their Annual Woman's
Day Program on May 26,
featuring guest speakers:
Angela Williams of Hope Well
M.B.C. and Patricia Robinson
of Valley Grove M.B.C.

New Christ Taber-
nacle Missionary Baptist
Church will hold their "Four
Speakers of Love Rally Ser-
vice" on May 31 at 7:30p.m.

[ Mt. Pleasant Mission-
ary Baptist Church will
host a Father's Day Gospel
Concert on June 16 at 6p.m.
Call 305-258-8207.

0 The Historic St. Ag-
nes' Episcopal Church will
observe Feminine Emphasis
Day on May 25 at the 10:45
service. Call 305-5735330.

M CFY Florida will host
Supper with Yahweh at
the 94th Aero Squadron on
May 31 at 4p.m. Call 786-

SS.H.E.A.R., Inc. will host
a Saving Our Youth Gospel
Concert on June 15 at 6p.m.
at The Miami Rescue Mis-
sion's Community Activity
Center. Call 786-718-0316.

0 Second Chance Minis-
tries to host a Bible study
meeting. Call 305-747-

N A Mission With A New
Beginning Church Wom-
en's Department provides
community feeding. Call

I Bethany Seventh Day
Adventist Church will
host a bereavement sharing
group at 3 p.m. 4:30p.m.
every 2nd Sunday. Call 305-

What is Memorial Day?

By Elevate staff

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by
General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army
of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first ob-
served on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves
of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cem-
etery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New
York in 1873. By 1890, it was recognized by all of .the northern
states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their
dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday
changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil
War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war).
It is now celebrated in almost every state on the last Monday in
May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971
to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays), though sev-
eral southern states have an additional separate day for honor-
ing the soldiers who died during the Confederate war: January
19 in Texas, April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Missis-
sippi; May 10 in South Carolina; and June 3 (Jefferson Davis'
birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee.

The impact of Black churches in all areas of life

By Aldemaro Romero

The historical association be-
tween the Black church and
the civil rights movement of the
1950s and 1960s has long been
known. However, many .people
are unaware that these 'church-
es continue to play other im-
portant roles in society today.
"Folks outside the Black com-
munity may not be aware of just
how deeply this institution plays
in the lives of individuals," said
Sandra Weissinger, an assistant
professor in the department of
sociology and criminal justice at

Southern Illinois University Ed-
wardsville. "I'm also wondering if
folks within Black communities,
even members of these churches,
really have a good understanding
of the historical context in which
activism came from these institu-
Weissinger recently published
a book titled "A Sociology of Black
Clergy in the State of Illinois,"
based on her research of predom-
inately Black churches through-
out the state. In her study she
found that these churches still
have great power when it comes
to social change.

"Congregations are mostly
made out of women," she said.
"It was interesting to me that
nobody would shout out at the
pastor, 'Hey you are wrong about
that!'" Another issue she brings
up in her book is that some of
these churches foment a form of
elitism. In one town she visited
there were about 20 churches in
a neighborhood where coal tar
had leaked from underground
containers and had made many
people sick.
"When I talk about elitism,
I'm saying that even though the
church was in the middle of a

predominantly Black community
that really could have used the
help, and even with their connec-
tions with politicians, they de-
cided that they were not going to
speak about their societal prob-
lems," she -said. "They did not
see it as their concern. That was
shocking to me. The idea the pas-
tor passed on to the congregation
was that they needed to work
harder, to look for other jobs and
that their poverty was their fault.
That's what I'm talking about
when I speak about elitism."
Another major role played by
Black churches is in dissemi-

nating information. Weissinger
found different styles of commu-
nication among the different pas-
"If the pastor was traditional-
ist, he would just talk about their
souls and about the Bible," she
said. "But if he was more mili-
tant, he would take on this role of
spreading information, whether
about voter registration or a toy
drive for kids in the community.
Whatever they disseminated had
much to do with their own po-
litical standing." She also found
that congregations were drawn to
particular churches based on so-

cioeconomic factors.
"If there was a new middle
class group that came up from
being working class, they would
be drawn to certain pastors,"
she said. "The poor Blacks were
drawn to others. But did we see
integration? No, not so much."
Weissinger is now moving into
studying the role that historically
Black colleges and universities
play in African-American com-
munities. "I would think that the
second major institution, apart
from the church, that plays a
major role in these communities
are these colleges."

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continued from 10B

with students up until their
high school graduation.
The different schools were
selected based on the proximi-
ty to the police station and also
because they were schools that
they felt they would have the
greatest impact on.
The students were referred
by the school's administration
and faculty.
"I told him he's going to be
the smartest kid in his class-
es. He's going to learn a lot,"
Sgt. Frederick Washington of
the Miami-Dade Police Depart-
ment, said about his newly-
named little brother, DeAnge-
lo, a first-grader.
From the first gathering,
Washington said Thompson
seemed to be "very bright," "en-
ergetic," and "willing to learn

new things."
Lt. Samuel Bronson said he
plans on discussing "the won-
derful things about life" with
his little brother, Justin An-
thony, a third grader.
During their first meeting,
they discussed the importance
of honesty.
"We're going to be honest
with one another. That's the
foundation," he said.
Another partnership was
that of Officer Utavia Reeves-
Jenkins and Skimonee, a first
Reeves-Jenkins said she
plans on imparting knowledge
to the student.
She is used to working with
teenagers and knows that it
will be different working with
a 6-year-old, she said smiling.
Other Big Brother Big Sister
partnerships were : Lt. Adrian
Cummings and third-grader

Jarraid; Officer Latonya Gra-
ham and third-grader Tyveria;
Sgt. Orlando Reyes and Jakari
and Lt. Zach Larson and a stu-
dent named Jacob.
Jamal King, the school coun-
selor at Lorah Park, said he
thinks the program will be very
effective and it will help with
student attitudes, self-esteem,
behavior and overall character.
He also believes it will posi-
tively effect the behavior of the
students who may not work
with the officers, but will get to
see them interacting with the
involved students at school. He
said the kids were ecstatic to
be partnered with the law en-
forcement officers.
They were "just like kids on
Christmas day," he said.
"[The program] gives us the
opportunity to partner with the
community and bridge the gap
with it," King said. .

Student sits with his big brother as he fills out a form.

International rehabilitation program uses religion to heal addictions

continued from 10B

I was healed." She quickly real-
ized that without her faith, she
Power of religion in fighting
Tom Johnson, a clinical psy-
chologist and co-director of the
Center for the Study of Health,
Religion and Spirituality at In-
diana State University, said
Catholic, Jewish and Islamic
groups also have adapted 12-
step programs to their faiths.
"Sometimes people turn to
religion when everything else
seems to have let them go,"
Johnson said.
"Religion in some ways pro-
vides a total life commitment,
a term some people have used
for addiction as well," Johnson

said. "It could be our spiritual
needs are such that religious
activities are one of the things
that's powerful enough to push
addiction out of the picture."
That was the case for Krysta
Sizemore, 32, a methamphet-
amine addict and resident at
House of Mercy. She has at-
tended Celebrate Recovery for
a year.
"When I went there, it all
clicked," she said. "The Lord
is the only person powerful
enough to take your addiction
David Kaptain, director of the
Powell Chemical Dependency
Center in Des Moines, said the
program can be most beneficial
for people who crave religion in
their lives.
"It especially works for people
who don't feel the same affinity

Celebrate Recovery 12 Step Biblical Program To Spiritual
Healing: Celebrate Recovery is a bible-based 12 step program
held all over the country, and in Des Moines, it's at Hope Luther-
an Church in West Des Moines. The program works and assists to
free those with addictive, dysfunctional and compulsive habits.

for Alcoholics Anonymous as
some feel, who want to have a

program that focuses more on
a personal relationship with

God rather than a global under-
standing of a higher power that
AA.promotes," Kaptain said.

But like Alcoholics Anony-
mous, Celebrate Recovery
provides the pivotal benefit of
changing an addict's social net-
works. For non-addicts strug-
gling with abuse or depression,
it provides a non-judgmental
support network.
Of the 17,000 participants at
Saddleback Church 70 percent
were not church members be-
fore the program, and 85 per-
cent of participants stayed
with the church.
"Melissa Dale, who's an Iowa
representative for the program
nationally, struggled for years
with addiction before finding

God while serving time.
After taking part in a jail
treatment program, she be-
came active in the church.
"When I walked through
those doors, I found that I was
at a place that was going to ac-
cept me for who I was," Dale
"As far as I was concerned, I
was no more than a dope-sell-
ing felon from the other side of
town, and I come walking in
here, and these people accept-
ed me."
"This girl would crumble a
church she would walk into for
the history she had. I felt like I
was the biggest sinner on the
face of the Earth," she said.
"People come here and they
are afraid of being judged. I tell
them I've got a record, and 'I'm
on staff." ,

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Bishop Noel Jones: A Jamaican
born into poverty, Jones has
made his way to the other ex-
treme, now living on a hilltop
with a view of the Pacific Ocean.
The pastor of a church full of
celebrities and the brother of
Grace Jones, Bishop Jones is
headed towards retirement and
looking for a successor who
he can entrust his life's work.
Deitrick Haddon: The son of a
bishop and an evangelist, De-
itrick was preaching at the
age of eleven and conducting
the church choir at thirteen.

from God and has grown to be-
come a prominent pastor of the
church his grandfather built.
Antioch is the leading church in
its community. Pastor Chaney
has helped remarkably grow
the church, along with the help
of his secret weapon, his wife,
gospel artist Myeshia Chaney.
Bishop Ron Gibson: Born in
Compton, addicted to drugs be-
fore he was a teenager, a lead-
er of the Crips by the time he
was 16, a robber and a pimp,
Gibson was the least likely per-
son to end up a preacher. He
now changes the lives of 4,500
people each week at the Life
Church of God in Christ, which

continued from 1A

a better time to officially sign
this bill into law."
The House amended the bill
to weaken enforcement of the
la% even more by not allowing
a driver's phone records to be
used as evidence unless the tex-
ting ticket is from a crash that
results in a death or injury
Sen Nancy Detert. R-Vemnice,
opposed the change but did not
try to amend the bill hen it
was bounced back to the Senate
because she has tried to get the
law passed for five years and
feared that sending it back to
the House would cause it to fail.
Rep Doug Holder, R-Sarasota,
sponsored the bill in the House.
which previously had refused to
consider a testing ban.
Holder said in a statement
Tuesday that despite the coinm-
promise, the law "Vwill teach our
youngest drivers to put away
their phones and concentrate
on the road."
But it will also be more diffi-
cult for officers to prove a driver
was texting because of a Florida
Supreme Court ruling on May

2 that decided law-enforcement
must obtain a warrant in order
to search someone's cell phone
because of thesensitive infor-
mation that most cell phones
hold today, such as bank ac-
count balances and home moni-
toring s3 stems.
With Scoit's signature. Flor-
ida becomes the 41st state to
impose some sort of bar on tex-
ting while driving.
States such as Iowa, Nebras-
ka, Ohio and Virginia already
have textIng bans similar to
what Detert and Holder's bill
would create. But law enforce-
ment in some of those states
said the secondran offense is
difficult to enforce
Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Scott
Bright said. "It's been very dif-
ficuit or us to enforce in Iowa"
as a secondary offense and that
it would still be vervev difficult"
to enforce the law if it was a
primary offense because police
must prove the driver was tex-
"I don't think [the law has]
deterred people because the\
know that they have to be
stopped for another reason,"
said Bright.

St. John to baptize new members

This Sunday will be one for
the record books as members
of the Historic St. John Bap-
tist Church in Overtown will
witness the baptizing of nu-
merous new saints.
St. John, undergoing resto-
rations to its main sanctuary,
will baptize at the new Theo-
dore Gibson Olympic-size

pool. "Members and guests
will march from the church
to the pool singing Take me
to the Water," said Bishop
James D. Adams, senior pas-
St. John is located at 1328
NW 3rd Avenue in Miami.
Sunday's service will began
10 a.m. at the church.

Apostolic Revival 12th Prayer Luncheon

The Apostolic Revival Center
will be sponsoring its 12th An-
nual Prayer Luncheon 11 a.m.,
Saturday, June 8 at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel, 400 S.E. 2nd
Ave., Miami, Florida. First Lady

The Spiritual-lets will cele-
brate their 26 year of Gospel
singing 7:30 p.m., Saturday,
June 1 at Mt. Clair Holiness
Church and 3 p.m., Sunday,
June 2 at Greater Holy Cross
M.B. Church. Celebrating

Sister Geneva 0. Smith will
be our dynamic speaker. The
theme is "Time is Running Out".
For information or reservations,
call Sis. Ernie Cowart at 954-
558-8444. Donation is $40.

with them will be groups
from around the WPB, Ft.
Laud., and the Miami ar-
eas. You are invited. Contact
person is Minister F. Wright,
305-836-7635 or 305-979-

A dynamic personal-
ity, singer, songwriter,
and preacher, Deitrick
finds himself at an im-
passe in life. Which '
road will he choose?
Bishop Clarence Mc- /
Clendon: McClendon
appears throughout
the world on his week-
ly international broad-
cast, which is available -
in 250 million homes HA
worldwide. This char-
ismatic and ubiquitous bishop
has been noted for his contem-
porary and relevant approach
to the Gospel.
Pastor Wayne Chaney: At the
age of 20, Chaney got the call


he started with only
"R' nine people in the con-
Pastor Jay Haizlip:
t One of the pioneering
*greats of competitive
S' skateboarding, Haizlip,
S originally from Gads-
) den, Alabama fell deep
into drugs, and into
""_ the crack houses of
d Huntington Beach anid
:LIP Long Beach, Califor-
nia. Back in the crack
houses again, this time he's not
there for drugs he's helping
rescue souls for the Kingdom
and serving as Senior Pastor
of The Sanctuary of Huntington

Church offers diverse service

continued from 10B

every generation," Moise said.
"Some folks may like to worship
in a contemporary aspect, some
may like a traditional aspect.

The contemporary service ex-
presses the church's mission to
be both a multigenerational and
multicultural church. Some of
the other ways the church up-
holds its mission is through
their feeding ministry, donations
to disaster relief, an annual toy
drive, a school adoption program
and a community empowerment
The church partnered with
Sanders Park Elementary in
2010. Through the partnership,
they have helped the school by
providing assistance and re-
The church also holds a big

Men's Celebration Day each year
in an effort to encourage young
men. This year, over 200 young
men were in attendance.
Successful men sat on the
panel and spoke with the youth.
In the past, Trayvon Martin's fa-
ther was a guest speaker at the
Moise said the church's "main
thrust is to reach beyond the
four walls and give back to the
He challenges each of the
church's ministries to carry out
a mission project on a quarterly
basis. For instance, an upcoming
event is the men's ministry's visit
to a nursing home.
Moise is a native of Brooklyn,
New York has been married to
the first lady Roberta for 16 years
and has three children Eddy III,
Elizabeth and Emanuel. Moise
says he is a firm believer that "
People ought to see the sermon
through the life that I lead and
not just the words that I speak."

Pastors seek restoration

continued from 11B
love and applause from their con-
gregation. In some ways, in some
churches, the Sunday service is
like a rock concert, and the pastor
is the rock star. They are celebri-
ties as much as ministers.
It's what some counselors call
the "ecclesiastic ego" and others
call the "God complex."
"The God complex is hard to give
up," said Pastor Jeff Cinquemani,
a pastoral counselor with the Flor-
ida Hospital Seventh-day Adven-
tist Church. "'I don't want to give
up the side of me that brought me
here. I don't want to give up that
part of me that was fun, that was
great for my ego. I don't want re-
strictions put on me."
For some ministers, feeling
they have been chosen by God
feeds the same kind of narcis-
sism found in athletes, celebri-
ties and politicians who act as if
rules were made for everyone but
them. In their eyes, they can do
no wrong because every mistake
they make is someone else's fault,
said Vicki O'Grady, a Maitland
mental-health counselor.
"A narcissist won't be able to
see anything they are doing as
wrong," O'Grady said.

But with pastors, O'Grady said,
narcissism goes along with self-
applied forgiveness: "If God for-
gives us, we can justify anything."
Loveless follows other Central
Florida pastors who have resigned
or stepped aside after admit-
ting affairs: Zachery Tims, Isaac
Hunter, Sam Hinn. Each asked
for forgiveness, each professed re-
pentance, each embarked on res-
True restoration means starting
all over, Johnson said. The pastor
is no longer a man of God, no lon-
ger a spiritual leader, no longer a
minister. He is, as Loveless con-
fessed, a broken man who needs
to be rebuilt from the foundation
"When you talk about these
kinds of failures, these are foun-
dational issues in a man's life,"
said Johnson, who was a build-
ing contractor before joining the
Too many fallen pastors want to
slap on a fresh coat of paint, re-
model a room or replace the floor-
ing when they need to be thinking
of building a house from scratch
that might take the rest of their
life to finish, Johnson said.
"Most men who walk through
this," he said, "it really is for them
a lifelong process."




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Community Health receives $1.9 million federal grant

SMiami Times staff report

Community Health of South
Florida, Inc. [CHI] recently re-
ceived a nearly two million'
dollar federal grant to provide
health care services to some
of the most needy and under-
served people in Coconut Grove
and South Miami. Out of several
bids, the Health Resources and
Services Administration choose
CHI as the provider of choice to

bring primary medical care and
a host of other services to that
area. -
This is just one of three new
centers to open in the next
four months. The new Coconut
Grove, South Miami and Kend-
.all centers -ill bring CHI's ser-
vices farther North into areas
previously not serviced by the
non-profit company. The major-
ity of CHI's seven current health
care centers are farther south,

primarily in the South Miami
Dade area.
"We welcome the opportu-
nity to move into that area,"
said Colonel Brodes Hartley Jr.,
President and CEO of CHI. "Co-
conut Grove, South Miami and
Kendall are areas with tremen-
dous need and we will be bring-
ing in the same high level ser-
vices there that CHI already has
established farther South and
in Marathon."

The three centers will reach
hundreds of thousands of peo-
ple both lower and middle in-
come to help fill the health care
gap. Health services will be pro-
vided regardless of the person's
lack of insurance or ability to
pay based on a sliding fee scale.
Community Health of South
Florida has been providing a va-
riety of health care services to
Dade and Monroe counties for
more than 40 years. It will bring

its same exemplary services to
the three new centers including:
primary care, Ob-Gyn, dental,
pediatrics, behavioral heaJth
and more. Door to door trans-
for patients, pharmacy services
and delivery are also part of the
CHI one' stop shopping model
for care.
CHI is designated as a level
three patient centered medical
home.' That's the highest level of

care designated by the National
Committee for Quality Assur-
ance. It is just one of many such
awards and designations given
to CHI for its commitment to
putting patient care first at its
state of the art health care cen-
"I am tremendously proud of
CHI and its progress," said Col-
onel Hartley. "We will continue
to reduce barriers and increase
access to good healthcare."

Pfizer prepares vaccine for

antibiotic resistant superbug
By Julie Steenhuysen than $20 billion a year to treat. In the J S. al'done,
-. ...... ........- MRSA kills 20,100 Americans each year, exceeding
K_,thrix Jjnsen is a microbiologist with at least two annual deaths from AIDS. Jans'e ,watched the infec-
breakthrnu, h vaccines to her narnu: she brought the Lion unfold two years dgo whc n visiting her stepfaither,
cero'cil c:Ancer vaccine to market for Merck who vas in the hospital for a hip replacement.
and helped- develop the $4 bdlion ad year pncuLrionia The man in the bed next door died soon ifter MRSA
and meniiigi'i vaccinee Prevnar 13 for Ptizcr. attacked the vascular graft in his leg.
,Janscn's next v'acine succCss could come b;, tam- 'He %eni in healthy arnd died ver, quick]i." recalls
mie the siiperbiug MIRSA, a drug-resisizumt hactnurni Jansen. senior vice president ol' vaccine research aind
that she has seen ravage a healthy man up close and early dev.elnprnent at Pizcr Inc, the worlds largest
personally drug maker She says the expenence seeded her re-
Methicillin-resist:irit Stiph,,lococcus atireu minlects 'so\e to develop an ellectivc .vaccine that could prevent
an estuinoic.d 53 million people g!oball% and costs more Suchi deaths.

North Shore Medical

Center celebrates National

Nurses Week this month

Tiny implant to treat glaucoma

By Kim Mulford

Dr. Sander Cohen peered through a micro-
scope as he managed the intricate dance be-
tween the instruments in his hands and the
floor pedals he worked in his stocking feet.
Before him was the unblinking eye of his
patient, an older woman whose sight had de-
teriorated so much that she no longer could
drive legally. Cataracts clouded her vision and
astigmatism blurred what she could see, prob-
lems easily corrected with a common surgical
procedure and the insertion of a specially de-
signed lens.

But the ophthalmologist was particularly
interested in addressing his patient's glauco-
ma, which can cause irreversible vision loss if
left untreated. A number of eye diseases can
cause the condition, but high eye pressure is
the leading factor for the most common form
of glaucoma.
Using the same tiny cut he had made to take
out the cataract, Cohen inserted a one-millime-
ter titanium device called an iStent, the small-
est medical device the Food and Drug Admin-
istration ever approved. As Cohen nudged the
micro-size device into a part of the eye called
Please turn to IMPLANT 14B

As part of North Shore Medi-
cal Center's celebration recog-
nizing National Nurses Week
(May 6-12) and National Hos-
pital and Healthcare Week
(May 12-18), CEO Manny Li-
nares proudly announced its
2013 Nurse of the Year Joann
Cash-Stuart, RN, as well as
its 2013 Employee of the Year
Barbara Hernandez, phleboto-
mist. Both Cash-Stuart and
Hernandez earned the awards
based on their superior per-
formance and contributions
to the hospital. Additionally, a
Customer Service Excellence
Award was presented to Fran-
ces Wilson for her sense of con-
fidence and outstanding level of
customer service she provides
to our patients and guests as

soon as they walk in the door.
North Shore Medical Center
also hosted different activities
in recognition of all the men
and women who work hard ev-
ery day to provide high quality,
compassionate care for our pa-
tients and their families.
"North Shore Medical Cen-
ter's team of nurses and staff
are dedicated to providing an
extraordinary level of care to
our patients and the local com-
munity," said Linares. "I am
honored to recognize the ef-
forts of our nurses and staff,
especially, Joann, Barbara and
Frances for going above and be-
yond in their dedication to the
hospital and our patients."
National Nurses Week is cel-
ebrated annually from May 6,

also known as National Nurses
Day, through May 12, the birth-
day of Florence Nightingale, the
founder of modern nursing.
Often described as an art and
a science, nursing is a profes-
sion that embraces dedicated
people with varied interests,
strengths and passions be-
cause of the many opportuni-
ties the profession offers.
Since 1921, hospitals across
the country have been cele-
brating National Hospital and
Healthcare Week. The event
has grown, and is now the na-
tion's largest health care event.
It is a celebration of the history,
technology and dedicated pro-
fessionals that make our facili-
ties beacons of confidence and

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Drug by Merck to combat insomnia

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milligrams if needed.
Last Wednesday, the FDA reit-
erated its opinion that there was
little evidence in Merck's data to
show that the higher dose was
more effective than the lower
dose, and considerable evidence
to show it was less safe.
The FDA's reviewers pointed
to an increase in the risk es-
pecially at the higher doses of
suicidal thoughts and behav-
iors, impaired driving, and se-
vere sleep disturbances.
Speaking for the FDA, Dr. Ron-
ald Farkas noted cases in which
patients had reported sleep
paralysis and terrifying hal-
lucinations. He also expressed
the agency's concern about the

drug's impact on driving.
"What we are trying to prevent
is criminal prosecution of pa-
tients taking their drug as pre-
scribed," he said.
The FDA's views were echoed
by those of several patient advo-
cacy groups.
"Like its predecessors, su-
vorexant's marginal benefit in
extending overnight sleep time
by a few minutes is achieved at
the expense of prolonged, next-
day drowsiness, with potentially
fatal consequences," said Dr.
Sammy Almashat, a researcher
with Public Citizen's Health Re-
search Group who noted that
suvorexant stays in the body
longer than all but one other
sleep drug.
Still, the panel voted 13 to
three, with one abstention, that

the drug could be used safely at
the 15 and 20 milligram doses.
It voted 8-7, with two absten-
tions, that the drug is not safe
at 30 and 40 milligrams.
Merck celebrated the vote,
saying in a statement that it
was "excited about the poten-
tial of suvorexant as a new and
different approach to treating
The FDA is not bound to fol-
low the advice of its advisory
panels but typically does so.
The FDA had asked the panel
to consider whether patients
should start with a 10 milli-
gram dose, saying data from
a smaller trial showed that
amount might work for some
people. Merck disputed that,
saying 10 milligrams would not
be effective.

Ocular implant to treat glaucoma

continued from 13B

the Schlemm's canal a drain-
age channel that collects excess
fluid inside the cornea on the
outside edge of the iris his col-
league, Dr. James Nachbar, mar-
veled at the procedure.
"It's so delicate," said Nachbar,
who soon will perform his first
iStent procedure. "To me, it's like
docking a space shuttle."
Designed to help fluid drain
out of the eye, the iStent works
to lower eye pressure and reduce
the risk of damage to the optic
nerve. Patients can't see or feel
the device once it is implanted.

"It's new technology. Shell be
bionic," said Cohen, a partner
at South Jersey Eye Physicians
Glaucoma is a permanent
condition that can cause dark
patches to appear in the field of
vision. Often, a patient does not
experience symptoms until vision
loss already has occurred. Only
about half of the estimated three
million Americans who have the
condition are aware of it, accord-
ing to the American Academy of
Treatments include eye drops,
laser surgery and more extensive
cutting surgery. The iStent is an
intermediate treatment option for

patients with both cataracts and
mild to moderate glaucoma. Up to
75 percent of patients are able to
stop taking eye drops after getting
the implant, studies showed.
Dr. Iqbal Ahmed of the Uni-
versity of Toronto told Medscape
Medical News that the decrease
in eye pressure lasts as long as
five years.
Medicare and many private in-
surance plans cover the $1,000
device, manufactured by Glaukos
of Laguna Hills, Calif.
Dr. L. Jay Katz, chief of the
glaucoma service at Wills Eye In-
stitute in Philadelphia, reviewed
the iStent's initial data before the
FDA approved it.

Pastoral Appreciation Service

Greater Mercy Missionary
Baptist Church invites you to
our Pastoral Appreciation Ser-
vice 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 31
at Booker T. Washington Sr.
High School Auditorium, 1200
NW 6th Avenue, Miami, FL
33136. Our theme: "Inspired
by God-Driven by Faith."
The dynamic guest speaker
will be Bishop Victor T. Curry
of New Birth Baptist Church.



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Hadley Davis
Miami Gardens
tomer brokerage agent, died May
14, at Metropolitan Hospital. Ser-
vices were held.

ANDREA JONES, 42, store
clerk, died May
25, at home.
Service 12 p.m.,
Saturday in the

washer, died ,- .

May 25, athoe
Jackson North
Hospital. Ar-
rangements are

GENEVA THOMAS 45, correc-
tions tech, died
May 28 at home.
are incomplete. i'

Hadley Davis MLK
died May 22,
at North Shore
Hospital. Ser-
vice 11 a.m. Sat-
urday at New
Jerusalem in Its
Power Church. .

BINNIE H. HOOKS, 84, truck
driver, died May I i t J a
25, at North
Shore Hospi-
tal,.:,: Service s
p.m., Saturday
at Bible Baptist N

laborer, died May 10 at Jackson
Memorial Hospital. Services were

TEDDY, 34, photographer, died
May 19 at Memorial Hospital. Ser-
vices were held.

JOE MOORE, 79, construction
worker, died May 16 at North Shore
Hospital. Services were held.

er died May 17
at home. Ser-
vice 1 p.m., Sat-
urday at Oasis
of Love Church.

CPS Bus Driver,
died May 23 at
Jackson Memo-
rial Hospital.
Survived by:
wife, Zandra
Robinson and "1
mother, Effie
Fortson. Service ' '
11 a.m., Satur-
day at Mt Tabor Missionary Baptist

Fuller Brothers
Pompano Beach
57. laborer,
in Pensacola,
FL. Service 1
p.m., Saturday
at Faith Temple
Church of God
in Christ, Pom-
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"SKIPP", 26,

died May 23 at
home. Viewing
5 p.m.-9 p.m.,
Friday at the
church. Service
11 a.m_, Satur- -
day at Crooms-
Temple Church of God in Christ,
2090 NW 151 St, Opa-Locka, FL

Gregg L. Mason
LESTER A JONES, 69, retired
bus driver, Met--
ro Transit, died
May 18. Sur- ..
vivors include
his loving wife,
Carolyn; daugh- -
ter, Taneka
Jones- Jackson
(Jeffrey); grand-
daughters, Ashli Briana Jones and
Jada Alani Jackson; brother, Rev.
Stanley Griffin (Geneva); sisters,
Hattie Mae Jones, Edith Cooper,
and Yvonne Wise; brother-in-law,
Willie James Hueston(Frances);
and a host of nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends. View-
ing 6 p.m. 8 p.m., Friday at Lo-
gos Baptist Church, 16305 NW 48

Avenue. service 11 a.m.,
at the church. Interment: I
moral Park.

retired mail car-
rier for United
States Postal
Service died
May 27 at Pal-
metto General
Hospital. Sur-
vivors include
her parents;
Freeman and Betty Hend
ters, Edna Dudley (Alton
gela Hendricks; brother,
A. Hendricks, Jr. (ToniellE
of nieces, nephews, grE
, ',r,-iF r, l:.,i ; a- ,i t ,
cousins and friends. Far
4-8 p rr Tu=esday, June
chapel. Service 10 a.m.,
day, June 5 at New Sh

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kindness and express
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IUrU VisiLs, prayers, Lcarllis,
telephone calls, monetary do-
nations and covered dishes
were appreciated.
Thanks to Father Barry
and St. Patrick's Episcopal
Church of West Palm Beach,

Wright and Young
"DAVE", 75,
roofer, died May
25 at University
of Miami.
Viewing 10a.m.- '
8 p.m., Friday '.. -
in the chapel.,
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at .:.... -
New Corinth M.B. Church, 1435
NW 54 St.

retired meat cut-
ter, died May 23
in Miami. Ser-
vice 11 a.m., .
Saturday at An-
tioch Missionary
Baptist Church
of Miami Gar-

baturday James L. Tolbert was in love.
Dade Me- Marie Ross was too. But she
had little interest in marrying
ja man who pieced together his
income by hosting parties and
concerts in empty buildings.
KS, 59. One of his gimmicks: selling
food and drink out of an old
"He was just hustling," said
SMr. Tolbert's son, Tony. "She
said he needed to have some
kind of career. She said, 'Doc-
tor, lawyer or Indian chief.' "
Mr. Tolbert, a high school
ricks; sis- dropout, chose the second op-
) and An- tion. He went on to become
Freeman one of the first black lawyers
e); a host to represent black entertain-
sat-niece, ers in Hollywood, and to play
'n -!' a - '. 1
mily Hour fort to improve the way blacks
4 in thie were portrayed on film and in-
Wednes- crease their numbers behind
iiloh M.B. the scenes.
Mr. Tolbert, who was 86
when he died on April 22 in
nks a hospital in the Los Angeles
nk area, grew up surrounded by
entertainers. His grandfather
e, Willis Young was an anchor of
athe Los Angeles jazz scene in
the 1930s, and the great saxo-
phonist Lester Young was an
,. uncle. After he graduated from
Van Norman Law School in
.. 1959, Mr. Tolbert began build-
-. ing a four-decade practice
rooted in his family's connec-
His clients included the
trumpeter Harry (Sweets) Edi-
Sson, the actor and comedian
Redd Foxx, and the singers
Lou Rawls and Della Reese.
Some of their success can be
traced to the work Mr. Tolbert
did as the young president of
the Hollywood-Beverly Hills
chapter of the National Asso-
,es your elation for the Advancement
sions of _ ,
of Colored People in the early

Death Notice

Alton T. Lemon, activist, dies at 84

By Adams Liptak

Alton T. Lemon, a civil rights
activist whose objection to state
aid to religious schools gave rise
to a watershed 1971 Supreme
Court decision, died on May 4
in Jenkintown, Pa. He was 84.
He had Alzheimer's disease,
said Korinna Shaw, his daugh-
ter-in-law, who confirmed the
Lemon's lawsuit challenged
a 1968 Pennsylvania law that
reimbursed religious schools
for some expenses, including
teachers' salaries and text-
books, so long as they related
to instruction on secular sub-
jects also taught in the public
Chief Justice Warren E.
Burger, writing for the court in
Lemon v. Kurtzman, said the
law violated the First Amend-
ment's prohibition of govern-
ment establishment of reli-
The ruling set out what came

to be known as the Lemon test,
which requires courts to con-
sider whether the challenged
government practice has a
secular purpose, whether its
primary effect is to advance or
inhibit religion, and whether it
fosters excessive government

entanglement with religion.
Chief Justice Burger wrote
that the Pennsylvania law, and
a similar one in Rhode Island,
ran afoul of the entanglement
part of the test. But he cau-
tioned that "judicial caveats
against entanglement must
recognize that the line of sepa-
ration, far from being a 'wall,'
is a blurred, indistinct and
variable barrier depending on
all the circumstances of a par-
ticular relationship."
The Lemon test has been
criticized for its opacity and its
malleability, but it remains in
widespread use. "It's still the
leading establishment-clause
case in the sense that every
lower-court judge has to slog
through it before deciding a
case," said Douglas Laycock, a
law professor at the University
of Virginia.
Alton Toussaint Lemon was
born on Oct. 19, 1928, in Mc-
Donough, Ga., where his fa-
ther owned a tailor shop. He

received a degree in math-
ematics from Morehouse Col-
lege in Atlanta in 1950.
In a 1992 interview with The
Philadelphia Tribune, Lemon
recalled playing basketball at
Morehouse with the Rev. Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. "Before
I married my wife, Martin used
to say he would marry us for
free someday," Lemon said.
After service in the Army,
Lemon settled in Philadelphia,
earned a master's degree in so-
cial work from the University
of Pennsylvania, worked in a
series of government jobs and
was active in the N.A.A.C.P.
and the American Civil Liber-
ties Union. He was the first
Black president of the Ethical
Humanist Society of Philadel-
phia, said Hugh Taft-Morales,
the society's current leader.
Besides his daughter-in-
law, Lemon is survived by his
wife, Augusta; their son, An-
thony; and two grandchildren,
Ayanna and Athena.

plywood, dies
out of high school.
Tony Tolbert confirmed his
father's death, saying the
cause was complications of Al-
zheimer's disease. In addition
to his son, Mr. Tolbert is sur-
vived by his wife of 55 years,
the former Ms. Ross; their
daughters, Anita and Alicia;
two grandchildren; and two
sisters, Martha Taylor and Es-
ther Ford.
Tony Tolbert, who is a law-
yer himself and an adminis-
trator at the School of Law at
the University of California,
Los Angeles, said that his fa-
ther's law practice was hardly
glamorous and that the en-
tertainment work was just a
facet of it. The home phone
frequently rang late at night
with calls from clients who
had been arrested and hoped
to be bailed out of jail. The Tol-
bert house nearly always had
guests, some for a night, oth-
ers for six months. Mr. Tolbert
rarely said no.
It had an impact on his son.
For the last two years, Tony
Tolbert has made his own
house in Los Angeles available
to a struggling family for $1 a
month in rent while he lives
with his mother.
"He was a save-the-world
kind of guy, for sure," he said
of his father.

In June 1963, only weeks
before the March on Washing-
ton, the N.A.A.C.P. mounted
what some called the March
on Hollywood: a political and
economic campaign in which

picket theaters, hold demon-
strations and boycott major
advertisers if film studios and
unions did not portray Blacks
in more diverse roles and hire
more of them to work in the in-
At one news conference, Mr.
Tolbert urged studios "to have
Negroes shown as they are, in-
stead of as caricatures," and
he challenged unions to hire
at least one black worker for
each production. Some unions
later adopted an apprentice-
ship program but never car-
ried it out, the N.A.A.C.P. said.
Some within the organiza-
tion criticized Mr. Tolbert for
not immediately insisting on
advertising boycotts. But he
portrayed himself as a moder-
ate, preferring to press his case
using practical arguments.
"We Negroes watch 'Bonan-
za' and buy Chevrolets," he
told a group of broadcast and
advertising executives in Au-
gust 1963. "We watch Disney
on RCA sets. Jack Benny en-
tertains us, and we buy Gen-
eral Foods products. Our ba-

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

bies eat Gerber baby foods,
and we photograph them with
Polaroid cameras."
"We buy all the advertised
products," he added, "the
same as you do."

that there had been some, if
halting, progress in the kinds
of roles black actors were re-
ceiving. But two years later,
the N.A.A.C.P.'s national labor
secretary, Herbert Hill, com-
plained that what progress
had been made had been fleet-
James Lionel Tolbert was
born on Oct. 26, 1926, in New
Orleans. He and two of his
sisters moved to Los Angeles
when he was 10. He enlisted
in the Army after he dropped

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'Motown' actress

Valisia LeKae

delivers as

Diana Ross

By Chris Witherspoon

Seven nights a week,
Valisa LeKae leads a double
life, starring as Diana Ross
in Motowvn: The Musical.
The show, which has the
largest ensemble of any
show currently on Broadway
(over 35 performers and
nineteen musicians,) opened
two months ago, and has-
since become the must-see
musical of the year.
SAccording to the New
York Times, "Motown: The
Musical is the biggest box
office hit among the new
productions of the 2012-13
season." Since opening the
show has consistently sold
out raking in over $1 million
per week.
In April Motown: The
Musical picked up four Tony
nominations including a
Best Actress nomination for
"I'm very happy. It's really
a blessing to know that

my hard work is playing
off," Lekae told theGrio's
Chris Witherspoon. "To
be recognized in such an
esteemed conrmnitm of
legendary actors and people
who've worked their craft
all their lives, and to say 'we
notice you and we're gonna
honor you with a 2013
Tony nomination' is really
Last month Motown
debuted on Broadway
to a star-studded crowd
including Gladys Knight,
Bono, Stevie Wonder,
Smokey Robinson, Berry
Gordy and Diana Ross.
LeKae opened up about
what it was like meeting
Ross for the first time on-
"Next thing I know there's
this women who looks like
me, but I look like her, in
the corner, with this hair,
and I go 'she's here already.
she's on stage,'" LeKae said.
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Robert Townsend gets darker with "In The Hive"

Film stands as Michael Clarke Duncan's last movie

By Tonya Pendleton

Director Robert Townsend is well-known
for his comedy films like "Hollywood Shuffle"
and "Meteor Man" as well as for the beloved
film, "The Five Heartbeats," about a male
singing group. But he moved to darker fare
last year with his film "In the Hive," a movie
about a school in North Carolina run by the
extraordinary Vivian Saunders. The school,
now sadly closed, but reopened this year
as a community center, was the last resort
for young violent offenders who could not
return to regular schools. Townsend said
that story drew him to do this film.
"'In the Hive' came out last year but now

it's out on DVD," Townsend told the Tom
Joyner Morning Show "It aired on BET,
but the version on DVD is the director's
cut. It's a very powerful movie and it's a
true story based on the life of this woman
in North Carolina who turned around the
lives of these boys. They were called the
discarded boys. They were kicked out of
schools all around North Carolina they
were drug dealers and gang bangers. This
is my edgiest film to date. It's rated R
and it's like Robert Townsend doing and
R-Rated movie? But they say it's like "Boyz
in the Hood" or "Menace to Society" for this
Townsend said the loss of young men

around the country impacted his motivation
to direct "The Hive." Although he's currently
in New York City to see his own daughter,
Alexia, graduate from New York University,
and is very proud that she wants to become
a director, he is conscious of the struggle
that young people are waging for survival
who are not as privileged.
"We're losing all these kids," continues
Townsend. "Every day, there is a shooting
going on in Chicago, and around the
country because these kids are wilding
out. So for me as an artist, I always have
to do something special and something
different and I think 'In The Hive' is really
a powerful movie. I just want people to see
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Audra McDonald

returns with new,

more personal CD

By Associated Press

For anything revealing things about Audra McDonald look
no further than her new CD and televised concert. Both pull
back the curtain on one of the most decorated women on
The 12-song disc called "Go Back Home" includes clas-
sics like Stephen Sondheim's "The Glamorous Life," Richard
Rodgers-Oscar Hammerstein II's "Edelweiss" and "First You
Dream," from the John Kander and Fred Ebb show "Steel
The CD's title taken from the stunning Kander and Ebb
song from "The Scottsboro Boys" musical is a hint that this
is McDonald's most personal album to date.
Since her last record -"Build a Bridge" in 2006 McDon-
ald lost her father in a plane crash, divorced and remarried,
spent four seasons on TV's "Private Practice" and won her fifth
Tony Award for "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess."
All those events have influenced her choice of songs. "If
you were to write. a musical about my life over the past seven
years, this would be the soundtrack." she ,^

The song "First You Dream" |
makes her think of her 12-yea:-
old daughter Zoe, "Edelweiss"
of her late father and "Make
Someone Happy" of her hus-
band, fellow performer Will
Swenson. The CDends
on that optimistic note.
"That's what I've come to
and where I am now," she.... .-
McDonald, who is host of
"Live From Lincoln Center,"
has a line of concert dates
until Christmas, has shot a
pilot for CBS with Hope Da-
vis and Sam Neill, and has
three theater projects perco-
lating. On Friday, her "Au-
dra McDonald in Concert:
Go Back Home" concert : ," .
special airs on PBS.
The Associated Press
recently sat down with
the singer and long-
time activist for m.,r-
riage equality to fir (
out about the new.A
bum out Tuesda.,
and why she wonT. ".1
be listening to it.
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Fireworks don't have to be the only party element that makes guests
ooh and ah during July 4th festivities. With colorful
sweets that sparkle and a themed tablescape exploding with red,
white and blue, your party is sure to be the best on the block.
"Adding patriotic flair to your Independence Day celebration is easy with
the right recipes and decorating accents," said Nancy Siler, vice president of
consumer affairs at Wilton. "Put your personal John Hancock on the party by
turning traditional summertime foods into amazing sweet treats."
Try these dessert ideas from the Wilton test kitchen for a celebration that
ends with a bang:
Burgers with a Sweet Bite: Traditional burgers are a staple for summer
parties; switch things up with Sweet Sliders and build your burgers with
unexpected ingredients. Start with whoopie pies for
the buns, add a brownie "patty," roll yellow fruit candies into thin layers
for cheese, and top it off with red and yellow Sparkle Gel for ketchup
and mustard.
PlayfuliTwist on Summer Fruit: Make mouths water by serving
up slices of delicious watermelon ... cheesecake! Strawberry cheesecake
dotted with mini chocolate chips imitates the center of the fruit, and a
pistachio and coconut crumble crust mimics the watermelon rind.
Patriotic Treat Pops: For the grand finale, nestle Red, White and Blue
Treat Pops in a bowl of red Cinnamon Drops. Layer on the festive
colors with vanilla cake, colored icing and star-shaped sprinkles. Finish
with stars and stripes Rocket Treat Pops Toppers
or red, white and blue pinwheels.
For more celebration ideas, visit
Cool Watermelon Cheesecake

Makes about 12 servings
1-1/4 cups (16'bunces) roasted
salted pistachios
2 cups sweetened flaked
1/4 cup granulated sugar
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick)
butter, melted
Leaf green icing color
3 packages (8 ounces each)
cream 'cheese, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
I teaspoon imitation clear

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coarsely ground. Add coconut, sugar,
butter and icing color; pulse until well
combined. Press into bottom and 3/4
up side of 9-inch springform pan.
Refrigerate while making filling.
In large bowl, beat cream cheese,
sugar and vanilla until light and
creamy. Add heavy cream and beat
until combined.
In small saucepan, bring strawberry
juice just to boiling, stirring constantly.
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Makes about 24 Sweet Sliders
Cake Buns:
1 package (16 ounces) yellow
cake mix
Eggs, water and vegetable oil
to prepare mix
Brownie Patties:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon water
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 egg
Shredded coconut
Leaf green icing color
Assorted fruit flavored
Red sparkle gel
Yellow sparkle gel
Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare whoopie pie pan
with vegetable pan spray.
For buns, combine cake mix, eggs, water and
oil in large bowl; mix according to package
Fill prepared pan cavities 2/3 full with cake batter.
Bake 9 to 11 minutes, or until tops
of cake spring back when touched. Cool in pan
10 minutes; remove to cooling grid and cool
completely. Repeat with remaining cake batter.
For patties, combine flour and salt
in small bowl. In small saucepan, melt butter and
sugar with water; stir until sugar is dissolved. Add
chocolate chips; stir until melted. Remove from
heat. Stir in vanilla extract.
In large bowl, beat egg with electric mixer. Add
chocolate mixture; mix well. Add flour mixture;
stir until just combined. Divide batter evenly
between whoopie pie pan cavities, filling about
1/3 full.
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Red, White and Blue Treat Pops
Makes about 12 Treat Pops
Whoopie Pie Cakes:
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 egg whites
I-1/2 teaspoons imitation clear vanilla
2/3 cup milk
3 cups buttercream icing
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add flour mixture and milk in three additions, beating until just
combined. Spoon one tablespoon batter into each cavity.
Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until tops of cakes spring back when
touched. Cool in pan 3 minutes. Cool completely on cooling grid.
In separate small bowls, tint 1 cup buttercream red, 1 cup blue
and reserve 1 cup white.
To assemble: Place one cake in bottom
of treat pop. Pipe a swirl of blue icing from back edge following
the curve of the container to the front, then filling in the center; add
sprinkles. Add second cake. Pipe a
swirl of white icing; add sprinkles. Top
with another cake. Pipe a swirl of red icing. Top with Patriotic
Sprinkles or Rocket Treat

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Gladys Smith and her Ar-
cola Lakes Park Senior "walk-
ers" once again met to celebrate
Mothers Day last Thursday
with a luncheon hosted by the
men. They {men} displayed
their culinary skills by prepar-
ing hot cat fish, chicken wings
and other delights. The group
included Bartow Duhart, Stan
Lawson, Frank Strother,
Luke Emmers, and Edward
Waters. Among the mothers
honored were: Treneise Hen-
derson, Marva Duhart, Dr.

Inez Rowe, Linda .
Cummings, Glo-
ria Orr, Barbara Wright, Ro-
dine Strother, Norma Coes,
Daisy Emmers, and Laverne
Roundtree and Mother Mamie
During the dining, Williams
entertained everyone by sing-
ing and the entire group joined
in for a very happy time of
celebrating the day, life and
each other. Speaking of Moth
ers Day, Taimyr B. Strachan
drove from Valdosta, Georgia to

spend the day with her mother,
Tangela Strachan, and grand-
mother, Carolyn Reid and oth-
er relatives. She will complete
her master's degree on July 23,
2013 and announced that she
expected a large group
of family members to
witness her walking
across the stage.
Recently, during my
weekly visit to The Mi-
ami Times Office to drop
off my column, I ran
into Garth Reeves and
asked to see Rachel
Reeves, publisher. "Let HOI
me check ," he replied.
In a few seconds he opened the
door for me. As I stepped into
her elegant office she greeted

me with her always
warm and professional
manner. It's a truism, .
she is a powerful Black
woman and The Miami
Times, still continues
its tradi-
S tion in be-
ing the voice
for Blacks HAMA
in our com-
munity and a very
powerful and posi-
tive media source
for news that is very
informative, provoca-
OWAY tive and inspiration-
al. The King of Clubs
of Greater Miami took the time
to recognize the Honorable Wil-
bert "Tee" Holloway and Mu-


hamed Hamaludin as
Outstanding Citizens
for 2013. The honor
was given to Fletcher
Paschal to present the
award to Holloway
having served as State
Representative for Dis-

l trict 103 as
LUDIN well as pres-
ently serving as
a member of the school
board of Miami-Dade
County. Holloway also
was instrumental in
the AT&T network and
the annual historical
calendars profiling out-
standing community
leaders. Bethune Cook-
man University alumni

proud to "claim" him as well as
the brothers of Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity. Dr. Astrid Mack, in
presenting the award to Hamal-
udin, applauded his work in the
newspaper industry which in-
cluded: The Miami Times, The
Miami Herald and The Florida


Times. Sympathy to
the family of Clar-
etha Bruton Cook,
recently funeralized
and eulogized by her
husband Rev. Doug-
las Cook. Among the
many in attendance
were classmates from
the Dorsey High class
of 1946 ( Invincibles)
including Lona Brown

are Mathis and yours truly.

Miami the

host for

Black film

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simply did not want to miss.
Hosts of the party included:
The Greater Miami Visitor's
Convention & Bureau; the
ABFF Host Committee; and
the Southeast Overtown/Park
West CRA.
Friday said he had hoped to
announce all of the .finalists
for the several categories for
which filmmakers compete but
"we had to delay the results
because we Hlad so many en-
"Miami is fast becoming one
of the major venues for making
films and developing young tal-
ent and I am excited to be back
and to see which new filmmak-
ers will emerge," he said.
City Commissioner Michelle
Spence-Jones added that sev-
eral stops for those who attend
the ABFF are in Overtown.
"This is more than just an
event for Miami Beach and we
are making sure that Blacks
in Miami benefit from the rev-
enue that is generated during
such a major event," she said.
Two stars to watch out for
Kingston, Jamaica-born R.
Malcolm Jones, a 20-some=
thing writer, producer and
director is known in the busi-
ness for having directed over
100 music videos and has
garnered awards for his work.
This year his film, "The Magic
City," which he directed, has
been chosen as a finalist in the
narrative competition. It's his
first full-length film and stars
Keith David, Jenifer Lewis and
Keith David.
"It's a film about overcoming
and it was born out of events
that occurred during the reces-
sion," he said. "Two sisters are
separated when they're quite
young but somehow find each
other in a foster care home.
Their loving foster mother dies
suddenly and rather than al-
lowing themselves to be sepa-
rated again, they strike out on
their own to survive. The sys-
tem doesn't work for them and
so they have to forge their own
Jones says he was inspired
by his mentor, John Singleton,
who told him after two of his
promising film projects were
put on hold, to "go home, make
your own movie and tell your
"What matter most to me are
youth issues," Jones added. "I
want to work towards eradi-
cating youth poverty, youth
homelessness and I also want
to help usher in the next crew
of young actors. In our film we
put kids from the inner city in
the movies. They would have
probably never had such an
opportunity and they're out-
Edson Jean, a writer/ac-
tor/director, has also been
chosen to compete in HBO's
short film competition for his
autobiographical movie en-
titled, "The Adventures of Ed
son Jean." Jean, born in West
Palm Beach, studied at the
New World School of the Arts
and has been using his artistic
talents here in Miami working
his a posse of talented youth
in his theater company, Lab9.

Mary J. Blige Hit With
$3.4 Million Tax Lien
According to TMZ, the R&B Queen
owes $3,426,255.43 to the IRS for un-
paid income taxes for the years 2009,
2010 and 2011.
Records show that the IRS officially
filed a federal tax lien in February in
Bergen County Court against the My
Life singer, adding to her already sub-
stantial financial woes, which include
$901,769.65 in back taxes owed to the
state of New Jersey and lawsuits: one
against her charity, The Mary J. Blige
and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Ad-
vancement of Women Now, for failing to
pay back a $250,000 loan and another by
Signature Bank for defaulting on a $2.2
million loan.
If that weren't enough, the nine-time
Grammy Award winner was also sued in
New York state supreme court by Bank
of America, who allege that the Bronx-
born chanteuse took out a $500,000 loan
and only paid a portion of it back. The
bank is seeking $514,000, which is the
total amount of the unpaid principal of
the loan plus interest.
Mary has yet to comment on her lat-
est tales of monetary woe, but last year,
she blamed her charity's pecuniary is-
sues on the staff.

Rapper Chief Keef arrested
at hotel near Atlanta
Police in suburban Atlanta say rapper

Floyd Mayweather,

highest-paid U.S.

athlete for boxing

Lebron James comes in second
Bv R c i e,

Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the highest-
paid professional athlete in the U.S. with expected earnings
of at least $90 million this year from just two bouts,
according to Sports Illustrated magazine
The 3 r -vear-old welterweight considered the best
defensive boxer of his generation topped the magazine's
Fortunate 50 list, issued last Wednesday. Mayweather
also took the top spot last year. earning an estimated $85
million, again from just txo fights, the magazine reported.
Miami Heat basketball star LeBron James, 28, a four-ume
National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player. came
in this year in the number two slot, earning a total of $56.5
The list is calculated by combining estimated
salary, winnings and endorsements.
Mayweather's total earnings are even more
impressive considering he received no j
endorsement money either this year or last.
James' $56.5 million income combines a i
$17.5 million salary v ith an additional $39
million in endorsements.
Golfer Tiger Woods, the highest paid
U.S. athlete from 2004, when the list
was first published, through 201 1.
dropped to the No. 5 slot on this
year's list, earning $40.8
Chicago Cubs outfielder
Alfonso Soriano came in
as the 50th highest-paid I.K
U.S. athlete with an
estimated $18.2 million.
Candidates for the list "
must be U.S. citizens ": i
and compete in a U.S.- ",
based league. i.a'.
Internationally, .
soccer great David
Beckham is estimated I
to earn more than
$48 million, landing
him the top spot on the
magazine's annual list of highest- ,
paid athletes worldwide, The
International 20.

Chief Keef, whose name is Keith Cozart,
has been arrested and charged with dis-
orderly conduct.
Police spokesman Timothy Fecht says
officers arrested Cozart after respond-
ing to a call about illegal drug activity
at the Le MWridien hotel just north of
Atlanta last Monday afternoon. Fecht
says officers saw smoke and smelled
marijuana wafting from a room.
It wasn't immediately clear what Co-
zart was doing in Georgia. Representa-
tives at his booking agency said they
didn't have contact info for an attorney
for the 17-year-old Chicago native and
didn't know much about the incident.
Cozart was arrested in January and
spent about two months in juvenile
detention for violating probation on a
weapons conviction. He had received
probation for pointing a gun at police in

Eminem's publisher sues
Facebook over song usage
Eminem's song publisher is suing
Facebook and an ad agency, saying they
copied music from one of the rapper's
Eight Mile Style filed a federal lawsuit
in Detroit last Monday alleging that a
30-second Facebook ad broadcast on-
line last month copied music from Emi-
nem's 2000 song "Under the Influence."
Reportedly the ad was featured in
a webcast by Facebook founder Mark

Zuckerberg to announce Facebook
Home, an interface for Android phones.
The complaint says Portland, Ore.,
ad agency Wieden+Kennedy copied
Eminem's music "in an effort to curry
favor" with Facebook by catering to
Zuckerberg's personal likes and to "in-
voke the same irreverent theme" of the
Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes
declined comment. A message seeking
comment was left Tuesday with the ad

Chris Brown and Karrueche
Tran Get Into Accident In Los
Chris Brown was involved in a car
crash on Tuesday and Karrueche Tran
was riding shotgun.
TMZ reports that Brown hit, a Mer-
cedes with his Range Rover while driv-
ing in Los Angeles near Toluca Lake. He
and his model ex got out of the car to
talk with the other driver, who had "me-
dium" damage to her car.
Brown and Tran had left his Hollywood
home and were en route to the record-
ing studio when the accident happened,
according to X17 Online. Paparazzi pho-
tographed Tran taking snapshots of the
damage with her phone. No cops were
called, but the singer and the driver did
exchange information.
Back in February, the 24-year-old
crashed his Porsche into a wall while be-
ing chased by the paparazzi. He said he
lost control of the car and did not sus-
tain any injuries.



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their 45-minute performance, the message was clear: FAMU is
moving forward, steps.have been put in place to ensure the safety
of its students and most important, hazing is part of their past and
not their future.
Those points were driven home by Dr. Kawachi Clemons, music
dep art nmernt chair ,..ho is also a FAMU alum.
"'V%% -re mi o.irig tri the right direction under our Interim President
Dr. Larry Robinson," Clemons, 38, said. "We recently hired a new
band director, we have a music department compliance officer
who is responsible for travel, student grades and our students'
academic progress, and we have Bryan Smith, who has joined our
administration in a newly-developed position special assistant
Sto the president for anti-hazing. But we've taken other steps to

Obama to Morel

grads: No excus

By Aamer Madhani

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make sure every student is 100 percent safe."

When asked about the future of the music department in general
and the marching band in particular, Clemons quickly replied,
"Music is alive and well at FAMU."
"We have 19 different ensembles, bands and choirs, and we're
recruiting students now in South Florida from where a large majority
of our kids come," he said. "We have scholarships for qualified
students and we are all committed faculty, administration,
alumni and students to changing the environment that allowed

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Collier, who matriculates this summer said, "FAMU is the place I
need to be in order to shape my career and continue my mastering
of the trombone."
Williamson, who plans to major in piano and vocal, hopes to ,
become a successful professional entertainer and said, "FAMU is
the place that I know I need to be so I can be the very best."
The music was top-notch as good as any professional concert.
But as senior music major and the student chaplain for the music
department, Thaddeus Stegall, emphasized, to the interested
students and to others in the audience, "We do not condone hazing
- we want those who wish to join us at FAMU to sign on the dotted
line to musical excellence and to life."

Racial disparity

widens in student

suspensions: Study

Are Black students being singled out?

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By Brett M. Kehman

Black students are suspended
more than three times as often as
i heir white classmates, twice as
..ften as their Latino classmates
-nd more than 10 times as often
.as their Asian classmates in middle
a.nd high schools nationwide, a new
study shows.
The average American secondary
-tudent has an 11 percent chance
*f being suspended in a single
school year, according to the study
firom the University of California-
Los Angeles Civil Rights project.
However, if that student is black,
ithe odds of suspension jump to 24
Previous studies have shown
i hat even a single suspension can
double a student's odds of dropping
out, said Daniel Losen, a former
Boston-area teacher and one of
S the authors of "Out of School
& Off Track: The Overuse
of Suspensions in
. "merican Middle and
SHigh Schools," released
' ..,. 1!, April. The study used

U.S. Department of Education data
collected during the 2009-2010
school year, the latest available.
"Pointing fingers and using the
'racism' word isn't going to get us
where we need to go," said Losen,
who is white. "But I think we
need to acknowledge that there
may be general bias against Black
The UCLA study compares this
new data with a similar study of
more than 2,800 districts from the
early 1970s. Back then a study
by the Children's Defense Fund
showed that Black students were
suspended more frequently than
their peers, but not at such a
disproportionate rate.
"A lot of the time the public has a
sense that we have to suspend these
'bad' kids what else are we going
to do?" Losen said. "But this study
shows that within the same district,
within the same demographics,
there are schools that are doing
things very differently."
The suspension disparity has
recently come to a head in Florida,
Please turn to STUDENTS 5C

Common Core agenda draws fire from tea party

By Anthony Man

The high-caliber schools attracted
Kristin Matheny and her family to
Weston. Now she may not send her
kids to public school when they reach
school age.
Similar worries are being voiced in
Palm Beach County. "A lot of people are
very concerned," said Michael Riordan,
chairman of the county's tea party.

With many parents and politicians
oblivious, a growing movement -
similar to the early stages of what
erupted in 2009 and stalled action
on federal health care overhaul for
months is sounding the alarm over
new national curriculum and test
policies known as Common Core State
Proponents are clearly worried. The
State Board of Education recently

discussed what its members could do
to defend common core. And when
state Education Commissioner Tony
Bennett, evangelist for common core,
was in South Florida earlier this
month for an address to the Broward
Workshop, an, influential group of
major business leaders, virtually his
entire speech was devoted to selling the
"Common core instills fierce urgency

in our classrooms," and Bennett said
it would also "transform the way we
assess learning and teaching."
The angst concerns a plan, due for
implementation in the 2014-15 school
year, to alter the way critical subjects
are taught and tested. The aim is to
make sure high school graduates have
the English and math skills they'll need
in the workplace and in college.
The standards, adopted by 45

states, were developed by the National
Governors Association and the
association of chief state education
Most of the opposition comes from
the political right, but common core
doesn't have the clear partisan divide of
health care, when Obama and liberals
wanted action and Republicans and
conservatives didn't.
Please turn to TEA PARTY 5C




Heritage Cultural
Month 2013 will
encompass events such as:
The Opening Reception,
Taste of Haiti at MOCA and
the Haitian History Bee &
Young Artist Challenge, for
specific time, dates and
other details please contact
Commissioner Monestime's
office or go to www.

Community Relations
Board of District 6 will host
their Golden Anniversary
Conference and Luncheon
May 22nd, at 9:30 a.m., at
the MDC Wolfson Campus
Auditorium. Contact Amy at

5000 Role Models
of Excellence Project
will have their Scholarship
Ceremony May 24th,
at 6 p.m., at New Hope
Missionary Baptist Church.
Call 305-995-2451 ext. 2.

New Stanton Sr. High
Class of 1968 will host their
45th class reunion, May 24-
26th. Contact Audrey at

Booker T Washington
Class of 1965 Inc. will
meet May 25th, at 4:30
p.m., at the African Heritage
Cultural Arts Center. Contact
Lebbie at 305-213-0188.

The Minority Chamber
of Commerce invites you
to The Multilingual Career
Expo 2013, June 13th, at 2
p.m., at the Hotel Comfort
Suite, 3901 SW 117th Ave.
Contact Doug at 786-260-

MOCA will facilitate
their Summer Journalism
Institute June 17th-July 5th,
from 1-5 p.m., at 770 N.E.
125th St. Call 305-893-

Urgent, Inc. will put
on their Yes! Camp for girls
ages 6-12, June 17th-July
26th, from 8:30-6 p.m.,
at the University of Miami
Coral Gables. Contact Emily
at 305-915-3195.

Miami Northwestern
Class, of 1973 will be
celebrating their 40th Class
Reunion, June 27 30, 2013.

Contact Louise at 305-215-

Booker High School
in Sarasota Classes of
1935-70 are planning a
reunion slated for June 27th
- 30th. Contact Sonja at

Pillars of Strength
Masonic Lodge #2 will
have its 3rd Annual Charity
Deep Sea Fishing Event
June 28th, at 7:30 p.m., at
the Miami Beach Marina.
Contact Glen at 786-326-

MOCA will facilitate their
Summer Photojournalism
Institute July 8th-26th, from
1-5 p.m., at 770 N.E. 125th
St. Call 305-893-6211.

Miami Children
Initiative's Christmas in
July event will take place
July 18th, at 11 a.m., at
the Joseph Caleb Center, in
the Community Room. For
sponsoring contact Katt at

The Norwood-
Cromartie Family is
notifying all family members
for their reunion, July 26-
28, in Valdosta, Georgia.
Contact S. Browning 678-


MOCA will facilitate their
Summer Studio July 29th-
August 16th, from 1-5 p.m.,
at 770 N.E. 125th St. Call

Miami Jackson High
School Class of 1971 will
meet every first Saturday, at
4 p.m., at 1540 NW 111th St.
Contact Gail 305-343-0839.

S.E.E.K., Inc. will feed
the homeless in the City
of Overtown every first
Saturday, at 2pm, at 14-15
St. and 1st Ave. Call 678-

Miami Jackson High
School Class of 1971
meets the first Saturday of
each month, at 3 p.m., at
4949 NW 7th Ave. Contact
Gail 305-455-1059

Class of

1979 make a
Call 786-399-

Booker T. Washington
Class of 1967 meets every
third Saturday of the month,
at 7 p.m., at the African
Heritage Cultural Arts
Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave.
Call 305-333-7128.

Black students singled out in school suspensions

continued from 4C

where the NAACP has filed a
complaint against public schools
in Brevard County, which
suspends its Black students
about two-and-a-half times as
often as its white students. The
U.S. Department of Education
has agreed to look into the
Lynne Bleier, a retired
assistant principal and dean who
worked at two Brevard County
high schools, said suspension
decisions are based purely on

the behavior of each student.
"Believe me, there is plenty of
misbehavior," Bleier said. "No
assistant principal has to seek
misbehavior where it does not
While the federal government
collects suspension statistics,
it doesn't record suspension
causes, and discipline codes
vary widely between each state,
district and even some schools.
According to an analysis, also
byLosen, on the Southern Poverty
Law Center website, "fights
or physical aggression among
students are consistently found

to be among the most common
reasons for suspension." After
fighting, the most common
offenses appear to be abusive
language and attendance issues
such as cutting class, tardiness
and truancy, the analysis added.
Chicago public schools
have recently reshaped their
discipline strategy to keep
students in the classroom,
said Jen Loudon,director of
youth development and positive
behavior support. Suspensions
dropped by 21 percent in the
first year after the district
abandoned a mandatory

suspension policy.
Regardless of the progress in
some districts, the nationwide
statistics are still "appalling,"
said Gloria Sweet-Love, who
served on a Tennessee school
board for two decades, and
now is the state's leader for
the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored
People. Sweet-Love believes
that white teachers are more
likely to deem a Black student
"threatening" instead of simply
disobedient, and therefore more
likely to "make an example" by
suspending a Black students.

Right wing against test

continued from 4C

There are Democratic skeptics,
and Republican supporters,
including conservatives like
Gov. Rick Scott, former Gov. Jeb
Bush, and business leaders.
"I don't believe they are
interested in dumbed-down
students. I think what they are
interested in is a set of standards
that stops the regurgitation
of facts and starts the critical
analysis and problem solving
in our classrooms. That's what
common core, will do," Bennett
Leach said an eighth-grader
might get this kind of problem: A
budget of $2.5 million for a park,
bids for the project and residents'
desires. Using multiple skills,
including geometry to design the
park, they'd have to figure out
the best bid. In second grade,
instead of" repetitive sheets of

math drills, a student might get
a question like this: Johnny has
10 sticker books and wants to
put two stickers in each book.
How many stickers does he
She called it a "paradigm shift.
It's giving real-life applications to
Chuck Shaw, who spent 40
years as an educator, is now
chairman of the Palm Beach
County School Board. These
are the kinds of skills that
would make students ready for
employment and make them
college ready."
Opponents see it differently.
"Nationalizing education is
not a good thing. I feel that
that is something that should
be regulated and handled
at the local level," said Pam
Wohlschlegel, who's active in the
Palm Beach County Tea Party
and the group Citizens for Self

President speaks at HBCU

continued from 4C

But Obama also conceded
that at times as a young man he
wrongly blamed his own failings
"as just another example of the
world trying to keep a Black man
"We've got no time for excuses
- not because the bitter legacies
of slavery and segregation have
vanished entirely; they haven't,"
Obama told the graduating
class and their families who
sat through intermittent rain
and thunder. "It's just that
in today's hyperconnected,
hypercompetitive world, with a
billion young people from China
and India and Brazil entering
the global workforce alongside
you, nobody is going to give you
anything you haven't earned."
Obama spoke in very personal
terms to the 500 young men
as he urged them to not
only become leaders in their
community, but also good fathers
and good husbands. Obama, who
was raised by a single mother
and grandparents, lamented the

absence of his father in his life
and urged the graduates to make
family their top priority.
Obama told the Morehouse
men they are also obliged to set
an example for other Black men.
"Keep setting an example
for what it means to be a
man," Obama said. "Be the
best husband to your wife, or
boyfriend to your partner, or
father to your children that you
can be. Because nothing is more
In his speech, Obama also
connected the discrimination
that African Americans have
faced with some of the struggles
of minority groups including
gays and lesbians fighting for
the right to marriage, Hispanic
Americans battling anti-
immigrant bias and Muslims who
face suspicion because of their
Having a personal
understanding of discrimination,
Obama said, this generation of
African Americans is uniquely
equipped to be leaders for the
country and world on these

Audra McDonald's CD: Go Back Home

continued from 1C

McDonald: Life happened.
And I wasn't quite ready to
say anything. I was like, 'I
don't want to force it. I don't
want to make an album sim-
ply to make an album. I need
to have something to say.'
AP: Is there a story be-
hind "Edelweiss"?
McDonald: That's the first
song I ever auditioned for
anything with. I was nine
years old and my dad played
it on the piano for me dur-
ihg my audition. It was for
a dinner theater troupe in
Fresno, Calif. I got in, and
that started me on my the-
ater journey. That song has
always had this huge influ-
AP: Has your voice
changed in these seven
McDonald: I think I un-
derstand my voice more
than I did seven years ago.
I'm much more comfortable
with what my voice is than
I was seven years ago. I'm
not so anxious to sound like
someone else. And that's al-
ways been a goal of mine: be
comfortable with your own
voice, your own sound.
AP: You have five Tonys.
Do you hope for a sixth?
McDonald: It's still not
even fathomable to me that
I have one, let alone five. It
does not compute. In my life,
it really doesn't. Last night,
I was walking upstairs af-
ter having done three loads
of laundry. I came up-
stairs and turned a corner
to another pile of laundry.
There's just so much laun-
dry in my life! Someone with
five Tonys shouldn't have
this much laundry! So it
doesn't compute. My life is
still my life.
AP: Lots of people will
hear this, but you won't

be one of them, right? ten to the album for years.
McDonald: I can't. I can I get too close to it. When
give notes .during the mixing they sent me the final cut, if
process and then after that I listened to it at that point I
I have to step away. I have would say, Throw the whole
people that I trust listen to thing into the trash. Let's
it but I won't be able to lis- start over.'







2nd Avenue 4

celebrates i


Flag Day

Miami Times staff report
For the first time even, NE Second Av- .
enue businesses sponsored an outdoor
neighborhood event to celebrate Haitian
Flag Day. Besides activities geared to-
Swards children, there was also a fash-
ion show, music and a business expo
that highlighted the diversity of busi- I
nesses along the Avenue. The event was
sponsored by the Urban Tour Host and
Leela's Restaurant.

Gelan Lambert

receives key to

North Miami

Fela! star honored for Haitian Heritage Month

Miami tnie staff ri.'oprl
Gelan Lambert a North Mi-
ami native, was awarded the
key to the Cit- during a spe-
cial ceremony at the Museum
of Contemporary Art IMOCAl.
The honor is in conjunction
with celebraiuns of Haitian
Heritage Month.
Lambert who is of Haitian
descent, is one of the princi-
pal cast members of the Tons
Award-winning musical Fela!
An accomplished dancer and
singer, he graduated from the
New World School of the Arts
in Miami and has received the
National Presidential Schol-
ar Award from President Bill
Clinton and won first place
in the National Society of Arts
& Letters dance competition.
Lambert then went on to study
at the prestigious Julliard
School and has had a success-
ful career as a world renowned
performing artist.
North Miami Mayor Andre
Pierre said. "Lambert is an
exceptional honoree and one
who exemplifies the theme for
the city's month long celebra-

tion, *Honoring the Past. Cele-
brating the Present, Preparing
the Future." He added, "as a
young accomplished and in-
fluentiaJ North Miami artist,
I strongly feel this is a per-
fect time in our city's history
to recognize your efforts and
.great achievements in the per-
forming arts industry."
Lambert said he was blessed
in many ways to grow up in
Miami's Haitian community,
"My journey from Miami Hai-
tian roots motivated me to
work hard." "What an honor
this is ... to be presented with
the key to the City."

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Consul General of Haiti, Francois Guillaume II and City Commis-
sioner Michelle Spence-Jones were joined by over 100 people at
the Little Haiti Cultural Center for a documentary preview and
awards ceremony. Awardees were honored for their contributions
to and leadership in the Haitian community.



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history to get a


Renovations begin on Historic

Hampton House Motel

Hundreds of high school kids

team up against teen violence

By D. Kevin MclPeir

CNN special correspondent
Soledad O'Brien, who won an
Emmy in 2011 for her coverage
of the crisis in Haiti and is best
known for her groundbreak-
ing documentary series, Black
in America, recently visited the
campus of Broward College for
a youth town hall forum. The
IamCHANGE program was a col-
laborative effort of L.E.A.D. Na-
tion and Broward College and
was hosted by 99 JAMZ emcees
Miss Kimmy and Shelby Rushin.
O'Brien spoke about her life as
a bi-racial child, her career as a
journalist and the importance of
"There is still only one route
that I know that we can all take
to get out of poverty, to make our
dreams come true and to be part
,of the change that this world-
needs that's through educa-
tion," she said. "My goal is to in-
spire youth as their values and
talents are shaped and to show
them that they must be diligent
in looking for and taking advan-
tage of any opportunities that
may come their way."
Leaders by Empowerment Ac-

tivist by Development
[L.E.A.D.] Nation is a
South Florida-based
organization that tar-
gets middle and high
school students and
provides mentorship,
and interactive work-
shops and seminars
that promote STEM
education, critical
thinking and college O'B
preparation. Now in its
sixth year, the group
was founded by State Represen-
tative Shevrin Jones, who also
serves as the board chairman.
O'Brien reminded her young
listeners that it has often been
youth who have been key agents
of change.
"You are powerful, just like the
four teens in Greensboro, North
Carolina who started a sit-in
movement at a lunch counter
that was the spark of the modern
day civil rights movement," she
said. "My mother was a Black
Cuban and my father was a
white Australian who married in
1958 when such mixed marriag-
es were still illegal in 16 states
in the U.S. They taught me and
my five brothers and sisters that
one has to be willing to live their

life on their own terms.
People spit on my
mother when we were
growing up but she
believed that America
was better than that.
Ironically, I represent
what America looks
like today. That was a
S lesson for me. Never let
S anyone derail you be-
IEN cause if you do, you'll
never do your part
to change the world.
You must decide how you want
to change and turn this world
around. You must figure out how
your faces can become the faces
in America's boardrooms. My
favorite story is about a young
boy who came upon a beach cov-
ered by millions of starfish. He
began to throw them back into
the sea, one starfish at a time,
only to be told by an observing
man that his efforts made little
difference. The boy replied that
it made a difference to the star-
fish that was thrown back into
the water. For youth today, each
step you take and each decision
you make, matters now and will
shape your future."
L.E.A.D. Nation Student Presi-
dent, Desiree Williams, 18, is a

senior at South Broward High
School. Jonathan Samuel, 17,
serves as the student vice-pres-
ident and is a junior at Miramar
High School. They both elabo-
rated on what they learned from
the forum.
"Butterfly's poem was thought
provoking and inspirational and
Soledad's speech was very em-
powering," Williams said. "They
were like food for the soul be-
cause they taught me that it is
okay to make mistakes. They
showed me that even if you
must start at the bottom, that
you should learn as much as
you can, especially if you hope
to move up. Now I want to be a
sponge in school and learn as
many things as I can."
"I joined L.E.A.D. Nation be-
cause I wanted to become a
leader and make a change in my
generation," Samuel said. "You
can succeed and do great things
as long as you push yourself.
But you have to remain focused
on your goals and reach as high
as you can. Soledad's speech
showed me that you can over-
come any obstacles if you put
your mind to it. You have to start
somewhere in order to get some-
where else."

-Miami Times photo/D. Kevin McNeir.
Historic Hampton House Trust, Inc. board members, elect-
ed officials and representatives from the Link Construction
Group celebrate the groundbreaking of the Historic Hamp-

ton House in Brownsville.

By D. Kevin McNeir

Back in the day, Miami's
Hampton House Motel was
one of the few public places
where a Black man famous
or infamous could go to
celebrate. Miami Beach may
have welcomed Dick Gregory
to perform his comedy act to
an audience of all-white pa-
trons and Muhammad Ali
[then Cassius Clay] may have
been met with roars of ap-
plause as he pummeled Son-
ny Liston for the heavyweight
title in 1964, but neither
Gregory, Ali or Liston could
enjoy the amenities of Miami
Beach. It was still segregated.
But over in Brownsville,
Black movers and shakers,
celebrities and even ordinary
people could sleep, play, so-
cialize and perform in the
iconic Hampton House.
But that was in the distant
past before the building fell
into ruin. It was purchased
by Miami-Dade County over a
decade ago to protect it from

demolition. And last week, af-
ter almost 10 years of plan-
ning and hard work, Dr. Enid
Pinkney, executive director of
the Historic Hampton House
Community Trust [HH-
HCT], Inc., along with HH-
HCT Chairman of the Board
of Trustees Dorothy "Dottie"
Johnson, welcomed County
Commissioner Audrey Ed-
monson, Deputy Mayor of
Miami-Dade County Russell
Benford and an exuberant
community to the ground-
breaking ceremony for the
Hampton House [4200 NW
27th Avenue].
Completion of the proj-
ect, led by Link Construc-
tion Group, is scheduled for
January 2015. The motel's
two-story, 30,000 square-foot
main building will be fully re-
stored to its 1960's look. The
12 apartment buildings that
were behind and which were
part of the motel are being
replaced by a privately-devel-
oped affordable housing com-
plex that is now under con-

CARATS celebrate new member, Rachel Reeves

By CARAT Wallis Tinnie

Miami Times Publisher
Rachel Reeves was inducted
into the Miami Chapter of
CARATS, Inc. on May 5 at a
private reception at the Ritz
Carlton Coconut Grove.
The induction, its atmo-
sphere framed by the me-
lodious sounds of live Mu-
sic by Frederick Allen, was
held in the hotel's executive
conference suite overlooking
Biscayne Bay and beautiful
South Bayshore Drive.
The gala occasion was
the culminating activity of
the organization's year-long
Thirtieth Year Anniversary
celebration, an event that
auspiciously coincided with
the 90th anniversary cele-
bration of The Miami Times,
the newspaper founded by
Reeves grandfather Henry
E.S. Reeves.
"I consider both celebra-
tions as significant mile-
stones; however, I was truly
impressed with warmly ele-
gant induction arranged for
me by the CARATS and their
CARATEERS," Reeves com-
"I have always admired
the camaraderie of the club
members and felt a very
special closeness during the
ceremony," she added.
Reeves, whom the CAR-
ATS squired to the Ritz Carl-
ton in a luxury limousine,
invited her father, Garth
Reeves, retired Miami Times
publisher, to witness her in-
As a new Miami CARAT,
Reeves indicated that she
was now looking forward to
attending her first national
conclave in July hosted by
the Baltimore CARATS.
The Baltimore Chapter

will entertain CARATS and
CARATEERS from up and
down the U.S.'s East Coast
as they converge on the wa-
terfront city for a four-day
weekend of seafood and frol-
President Juanita Arm-
brister said that the mem-
bers looked forward to intro-
ducing "CARAT Rachel" to
the National Conclave and
noted that the national or-
ganization will make a con-
tribution of a few thousand
dollars to a local Baltimore
"So, we're no just about
golfing and fishing and plain
ole fun; we have our serious
moments," she said.
Reeves was welcomed into
the fold by CARATS: Juan-
ita Armbrister, Paula Bain,
Ruthel Blake, Rosemary
Braynon, Florence Brown,
Linda Carter Brown, Lisa M.
George, Alexis Harris, Ossie
Hollis, Carmen Dean Jack-
son, Rosa R. Nesbitt, Eddye
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Rodgers, Florence Strachan,
Porta Thompson and Wal-
lis Tinnie; and CARATEERS
Anthony Armbrister, Jim
Brown, Kris George, Mi-
chael Harris, Donald Hollis,

Alonzo Jackson, Joel Nes-
bitt, Frederick Rodgers and
Dinizulu Gene Tinnie.
The event was chaired by
CARAT Carmen Dean Jack-

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CARATEERS: Standing: Kris George (1-r), Dr. Frederick
Rodgers, Dinizulu Gene Tinnie, Jim Brown and Dr. Donald
Sitting: Garth Reeves (1-r), Michael Harris, Ralph John-
son, Anthony Armbrister and Alonzo Jackson.

Commissioner to host

community forum today
By Heather Carney derdale, Oakland Park and
the communities of Roo-
Concerned about educa- sevelt Gardens, Franklin
tion, crime and employment Park, Boulevard Gardens
opportunities in your and Washington
community? .- Park.
SAttend a commu- ,7 I ?, Other speakers in-
nity forum hosted by clude: U.S. Congress-
Broward Commis- .^ E man Alcee Hastings'
sioner Dale Holness l Chief of Staff Art Ken-
from 7 p.m. to 8:30 nedy, Broward Coun-
p.m. Wednesday at ty Public Schools
the Urban League of Superintendent Rob-
Broward County, at ert Runcie, Broward
560 NW 27th Ave. in ,L Sheriff Scott Israel,
Fort Lauderdale. HOLNISS WorkForce One Em-
-The forum is open ployment Solutions
to all residents in District President/CEO Mason Jack-
9 which includes Fort Lau- son and Broward County
derdale, Plantation, Sun- Family Success Administra-
rise, Lauderhill, Lauderdale tion Division Director Patri-
Lakes, Tamarac, North Lau- cia West.

Patina Miller ready for

her second date with Tony


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CARATS: Standing: Linda Brown (1-r), Alexis Harris, Eddye Rodgers, Lisa George, Rose
Nesbitt, Ruthel Blake, Wallis Tinnie, Florence Strachan and Florence Sinkins Brown
Sitting: Porta Thompson (l-r), Carmen Dean Jackson, Rachel J. Reeves, Juanita Arm-
brister and Ossie Hollis.

By Elysa Gardner

It's not every actress who gets
to make her Broadway debut
in a leading role, then earns
a Tony Award nomination in
the process. Patina Miller did
just that in 2011, when she
starred in the musical Sister
Act. (Sutton Foster wound up
winning, for Anything Goes.)
Two years later, Miller, 28, is
once again up for best actress
in a musical, this time for her
role as the Leading Player in
an acclaimed revival of Pippin.
In the production, directed by
Diane Paulus also a recipient
of one the show's 10 Tony
nods -- Miller commandeers
a circus troupe while guiding

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Charlemagne's son, and the
audience, on a journey of self-



Donna Karan showcases Haitian

art at the Discover Haiti Exhibition

By Jennifer Kay

The handbag Donna Karan
was showing off last Friday
lacked her signature logo, or
any designer's logo. It was
made of paper mache and,
the fashion designer said,
represented Haiti's handmade
carnival masks in wearable
She said the tote bag and other
similar fashion and decorative
items made by Haitian artisans
are part of her "dressing and
addressing people" campaign:
Taking art to where the most
people will buy it.
"A painting can say anything,
but let's get it out there in
the world where people buy
T-shirts," Karan said at the
opening of a Little Haiti Cultural
Center exhibition of art,
accessories and furnishings

produced by artisans in Haiti
and sold through Karan's
Urban Zen Foundation.
It's no charity craft fair. The
items artfully displayed in the
Miami gallery would sell in any
mainstream home furnishings
store. What sets them apart is
their origin: Handmade in Haiti
from stone, wood, metals and
textiles sourced or repurposed
in the Caribbean country.
Tobacco leaves are molded
into neutrally colored vases.
Strings of crystals dangle from
wrought-iron chandeliers.
Naughty, charming, seahorse-
shaped figures cut from tires
strut in lines across a wall.
Discarded cartons and
wrappers have been coiled
into beads for multi-strand,
statement necklaces. Fully
functional tote bags are made
from recycled cotton.T-shirts or

paper mache ("It's so durable,
it's scary," Karan said).
The exhibition also includes
oversized metal work by
contemporary Haitian artist
Philippe Dodard. He also is
the director of Haiti's national
arts school and is working with
Karan to train Haitian artisans
with techniques that will help
them bring their traditional
skills to a global marketplace.
"What we have to do is give
them the tools to produce a
product that is equal to their
competition. That doesn't mean
factory. That means artisanal,"
Karan said.
Karan started her Urban Zen
Foundation after the death of
her husband in 2001. A Haitian
employee at the foundation
urged her to turn her focus to
the Caribbean country after
Haiti was devastated by an

earthquake three years ago.
Karan is among the designers,
celebrities and retailers who
have advocated for Haitian
artisans amid ongoing,
sputtering reconstruction
efforts. Many of the artisans
lost tools, studios, homes and
loved ones in the earthquake.
"She understands what
we as a people, what we as a
government, want to do with our
art: show the world the riches
of Haiti and commercialize it,"
said Haiti's consul general in
Miami, Francois Guillaume.
"But, we don't want to lose
our identity. We don't want to
lose whatever it is that makes
Donna Karan like Haiti that
The "Discover Haiti
Exhibition" will run at the Little
Haiti Cultural Center for two

MSNBC to cover 2013 Essence Festival

By Alexis Garrett Stodghill

Essence and MSNBC are
uniting for live coverage of
the 2013 Essence Festival,
Michelle Ebanks, president
of Essence Communications
Inc., and Phil Griffin, president
of MSNBC, announced last
Taking place from Thursday
July 4, through Sunday, July
7, this much-anticipated
annual event will heat up New
Orleans even further during
this long summer weekend,
attracting music stars from
around the world, including
superstar headliner Beyonc6.
Cable news channel MSNBC
will be on hand with its
stellar roster of on-air talent,
who will broadcast live from
the Essence Empowerment
Experience, a central hub of
the festival. MSNBC hosts and
contributors including the Rev.
Al Sharpton, Tamron Hall,
Melissa Harris-Perry, Chris
Matthews, Alex Wagner,
Chris Hayes, Ed Schultz and
Joy-Ann Reid will be there
to connect with viewers
and festival goers to bring a




heightened sense of community
to both audiences.

This coverage, which will
kick off on Friday, July 5
and run through the end
of the festival, will share
a venue with the Essence
Empowerment Experience
Stage, where festival
participants and MSNBC
viewers alike will be treated
to intimate interactions with
"icons, newsmakers, national
leaders, activists, artists,
entrepreneurs, celebrities,
journalists, educators, and
experts," according to a release
from Essence Communications
and MSNBC,
"MSNBC's live programming
during the Essence
Empowerment Experience,

from the heart of the
Essence Festival, underscores
their commitment to broaden
the national reach and impact
of conversations with thought-
leaders, politicians, authors,
celebrities and artists who
will address the critical issues
facing our communities -
especially those of people of
color and women," said Ebanks
of the partnership.

The Essence Festival is
America's largest annual
African-American music and
culture event. Over the four
days of the entertainment and
empowerment gathering, in
addition to Beyonc6, "Maxwell,
Jill Scott, Brandy, LL Cool
J, Trey Songz, New Edition,
Janelle Monae," and many

more will also perform, the
release further states.
The Essence Festival
began as a single event
commemorating the 25th
anniversary of Essence
magazine in 1995. It has
since grown into one of the
country's Top 10 Leading
Brand events according
to Advertising Age, garnering a
crowd of over 400,000 each

Through collaborating
on live coverage of the
2013 Essence Festival,
Essence Communications and
MSNBC hope to strengthen
the mutual commitment of
both entities to helping their
audiences use information to
improve their lives.
"MSNBC is committed
to community and
conversation everything
the Essence Festival
represents," said Griffin.
"We're proud to partner
with Essence to highlight the
ideas and issues of value to our

Mandela to open Thanksgiving weekend

"Mandela: Long Walk to
Freedom," starring Idris Elba
and Naomie Harris, has finally
gotten itself a U.S. distributor.
At the Cannes Film Festival
in France over the weekend,
the film's production compa-
nies Pathe International and
Distant Horizon struck a deal
with The Weinstein Company
for distribution throughout
North America, according to
The Hollywood Reporter.
Distribution was also picked
up for France, Germany, Brazil
and Australia, among others.
"Mandela: Long Walk to
Freedom" is based on Man-
dela's autobiography. It traces
the freedom fighter's journey
from childhood to his election
as president of South Africa.
"It explores the Mandela un-
known to most of the world -
the lover of fast cars and wom-
en, the boxing enthusiast and
playboy, the skillful lawyer and
the gun-toting freedom fight-
er," according to a description
of the film.
At an event in Cannes this
weekend, The Weinstein Com-
pany announced a Thanksgiv-
ing weekend release for the
movie in the U.S.
Latest sales will bring the

film to the U.K. and France
via Pathe, Germany (Senator),
Australia (Village Roadshow),
Scandinavia (Scanbox), the
Benelux countries (Paradise),
Brazil (Vinny Films), Hong
Kong (Golden
[ Scene), Israel
(Shani), the
Middle East
... (Gulf Films)
S n t and Singapore
with several
additional ter-
ritories are
currently be-
MANDELA ing negoti-
"We are thrilled that distribu-
tors around the world have re-
sponded so positively to the film
and to its commercial and cre-
ative potential," said Produc-
er Anant Singh "The journey
to getting the film made has
been a long and exciting one,
and we are delighted to have
found so many partners who
share our passion for the little
known story of how Mandela
became an icon for the world.
Made with Mandela's blessing,
the film is an apt tribute to a
great man who celebrates his
95th birthday this year."

Townsend's dark new film

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it. I've shown it to the college
boards and different teach-
ers. I want people to support
the film, but I think it could
be used as a powerful tool as
well. It's entertaining. If you
liked "The Five Heartbeats,"
and other movies I've done in
the past, this movie has a lot
of heart and it will make you
laugh and cry."
Loretta Devine, who plays
Saunders, was nominated for
an NAACP Image Award for
the role, competing with Halle
Berry and Viola Davis. Jona-
than McDaniel, best known as

Raven's boyfriend on the Dis-
ney series "That's So Raven,"
plays Xtra Keys, the film's main
character. He receives high
praise from Townsend, who
calls him "the next Brando or
James Dean" of this new gen-
eration of actors.
But sadly, "In The Hive"
is also Michael Clarke Dun-
can's last film. Townsend says
a scene from the movie was
played at his funeral.
"It broke my
heart," Townsend said. "We
showed one of the scenes of
the movie at his funeral, be-
cause everyone was like we
gotta show his final perfor-


LeKae is outstanding as Ross

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LeKae will be honored by the National Action Network in
October for her outstanding performance in Motown, and has
received a 2013 Drama League nomination, and an Outer
Critics Award nomination.
She is also the recipient of a 2013 Theatre World Award.
LeKae has no plans of slowing down, and hopes to take on
TV and film roles in the near future. But for right now, she is
enjoying every moment on the Motown stage.
"Every night I find joy in everything that I do. Even when I'm
tired or not feeling well, I know that there's one person out
there that I can inspire. And that's why I got into this business."
Fans of LeKae can tune into the Tony Awards Sunday June
9 to see if she walks away with the prestigious award for Best

Lieberman's Re-emerging: The

A new film about the Ibo tribe opened in NYC last Friday lion, depending on the source.m
Y (Lieberman says 25 millioii.) The
Ibo in the film are shown living
By Rachel Saltz cision (male, that is), the prohibi- the number of Jews there is Jewish lives, learning Hebrew,
tion of pork. And now some Ibo small: fewer than 3,000. That's praying and reading Torah, and
Are the Ibo people of Nigeria a have embraced Judaism, consid- hardly a tsunami in Africa's they are obviously sincere and
lost tribe of Israel? A longstand- ering it the religion of their an- most populous country, with committed. Their evident joy in
ing tradition among the Ibo says cestors. more than 162 million people, or Judaism is moving and unex-
they are, and points to similari- According to Jeff L. Lieber- even among the Ibo, whose num- pected.
ties in Ibo and Jewish cultures: man's uneven documentary "Re- bers have been estimated at any- Lieberman has a photogenic
a prescribed day of rest. circum- emerging: The Jews of Nigeria," where from 20million to 50 mil- hero in the thoughtful Shmuel

Jews of

Tikvah Ben Yaacov (formerly
Samuel Chukwuma), who grew
up Roman Catholic but whose
questioning led him to Judaism.
His goal: to study at the Jewish
Theological Seminary in Man-
hattan. His problem: a lack of
money. (American and especially
Israeli Jewish groups have not
been quick to embrace the Ibo.)
"Re-emerging" can be pedes-


trian as filmmaking, though it
remains interesting as long as it
remains in Nigeria. But segments
about Blacks of Ibo descent be-
long in a different film, one about
the Ibo diaspora. And Lieberman
comically overreaches in sug-
gesting that Nigeria's tiny Jew-
ish movement could have a large
impact on Black American life. Is
ancestry necessarily destiny?


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Legislators spurned Scott's political gamble on extending the state's
Medicaid program to about 1.3 million poor people ...

Florida passes

record budget

$74.5 billion backed by sales tax revenue

By Bill Cotterell
Florida legislators, following a trend
among states bouncing back from the
national recession, adopted a record
$74.5 billion spending plan last Friday
and adjourned their 2013 lawmaking
"While it's true that our spending
did go up, we have held $2.8 billion
in reserve, we paid back a $300
million loan and we are spending
$500 million for our state pension

plan," Republican Joe Negron, told
the Senate moments before the
unanimous vote approving the plan.
Florida's budget for the fiscal year
starting July 1 will be more than $4
billion higher than the current year's
spending. Republican Governor Rick
Scott, who cut spending in each
of his first two legislative sessions,
recommended increases this year
because for the first time since 2008
state economists forecast increased
tax collections.

Citizens move

to drop 60,000ooo

By Maria Mallory White


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Florida Governor

Scott insisted on pumping more
than $1 billion into education and
sought $2,500 across-the-board
pay raises for school teachers. The
Legislature added $300 million,
putting back a cut at the university
level made last year, and came up
with a plan that ties teacher pay
raises to performance $2,500 for
those rated as effective and $3,500 for
teachers evaluated as highly effective.
Amy Baker, coordinator of the state
Revenue Estimating Conference,
said general revenue collations are
projected to increase by $1.1 billion,
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Make your credit cards work for you

By Regina Lewis
Whether we're buying
lattes or laptops, gas grills or
gargantuan TVs, chances are
we're using a credit card to
pay for them. But how much
do we really know about that
plastic in our wallets?
For starters, the average
American carries at least
three credit cards. According
to, you need at
.least two credit cards -
excluding store cards as
you never, know when an
issuer will decrease your limit
or even close your account.
It's a good idea to make your
main card a rewards card,
preferably a no-fee, cash-
back version that will give you

a rebate of up to five percent
on everyday purchases.
Real features
a list of "The Top 5 Rewards
Cards" for you to consider.
You can also compare
a wide variety of credit
cards and their features
at or As for the
second credit card to carry,
this one should be reserved
as a backup to use mostly for
emergency expenses such as
car repairs.
And what about all of
those features that you see
on any given credit card?
Here's a quick look. Let's
start with the numbers on
the front of a card. The first
digit designates the type of

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card you have. For example,
four is for Visa and five is
for MasterCard. The other
numbers identify the bank
that issued the card and its

currency, the user's account
number, and the "check
digit." This verifies that the
complete series of numbers
is legitimate.

Citizens Property Insurance
Corp.'s Board of Governors on
Wednesday approved a $52 million
transaction that will send some
60,000 of the state-backed insurer's
policies to St. Petersburg-based
Heritage Property and Casualty
Insurance Co.
South Florida is home to fully 40
percent of the personal residential
policies marked for the June 28
transfer to Heritage, according
to Citizens officials. The move,
according to Citizens, allows it to
further trim its risk of a statewide
"hurricane tax" to pay any financial
shortfall associated with the
upcoming hurricane season, which

begins June 1.
Even with a $6.3 billion
surplus on hand, Citizens is "still
underfunded by $4.2 billion in the
event of a 1-in-100-year storm,"
said its president and CEO,
Barry Gilway. "This depopulation
[agreement] would reduce that by
an additional $439 million."
Citizens' board is required
by state law to find ways to
shift Citizens policies to private
companies in order to reduce
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Post-graduate debt
stifling economic
activity for those 18-34
By Elvina Nawaguna
The U.S. Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau warned recently
that the economy will soon feel the
effects of surging student loan debt
unless steps are taken to ease the
burden on existing borrowers.
The agency, charged with protecting
consumers from the financial
markets, reported its findings at a
public hearing in Miami, Florida after

analyzing about 28,000 responses
from individuals, consumer groups
and other organizations to a February
query on the effects of student loan
U.S. student loan debt, which now
exceeds $1 trillion, has come under
focus as lawmakers and economists
debate its affect on the economy.
According to a CFPB analysis,
student debt affects borrowers' credit
and may limit their ability to start
small businesses, save for retirement
or invest in new homes or cars.
Rural communities are struggling
to attract healthcare professionals
and teachers who take higher-paying
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Dying careers to avoid

By Terence Loose
It's been said that if you're not growing,
you're dying. Well, that seems true when
it comes to careers, too. Unfortunately,
in today's fast-paced, technology-driven
world, sometimes it's hard to predict
which jobs will be winners and which will
be losers. But understanding the likely
trajectory of your chosen field will be
crucial to your professional success.
"People need to ensure that they're in
an industry, or working to enter one, that
has long-term potential and security,"
says Debra Wheatman, a certified
professional career coach and president
of Careers Done Write. She says that if
you're not careful, you could find yourself
putting your best earning years into a
dead-end job.
Or worse: By the time you do see
the light, you might be stuck. "A career
change often times means you have to
start over at a more junior level," says
Wheatman, "If you have a family or other
debt obligations, it could be really difficult.
These things have to be considered."
With your professional future in mind,

we combed the U.S. Department of
Labor, the authority on the nation's job
trends, to find five common careers
that may not be so common by 2020.
And while they might not be completely
phased out by then, they'll likely be either
on their last legs or barely staying afloat.
And yet there is a silver lining. We
also identified five alternatives that the
Department of Labor says have a more
promising future.
1: Desktop Publisher
The Department says that advances in
user-friendly desktop publishing software
will allow other workers, such as graphic
designers and copyeditors, to perform
the tasks desktop publishers do
now. Automation will also lead L

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man potentially leading a key
financial office.
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nouncing the nomination,
President Obama said, "Mel
understands as well as any-

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just like his mom -
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the rules day in and


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voice of reason, con-
sistently fair and

day out to provide for their balanced in crafting solutions
families." to complex problems.
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worst financial crisis since tion, the Center for Responsi-
that of the Great Depression, ble Lending said of the nomi-
the House Financial Services nee, "He was one of the first
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loan debt solutions



Home sales inch up to highest level since

Inventory also grows, but not fast enough

By Julie Schmit

Existing-home sales
rose slightly last
month to reach their
highest level since late
2009, while the sup-
ply of homes for sale
took a big jump but
still remains tight, the
National Association of
Realtors said Wednes-
Total existing home
sales increased 0.6%
to a seasonally adjust-
ed annual rate of 4.97
million in April from an
upwardly revised 4.94
million in March, the
NAR said. At that level,
sales were 9.7% above
year-ago levels.
April's annual sales
rate was the highest
since November 2009,
when sales hit an an-
nual rate of 5.44 mil-
lion. But sales are still

at a relatively low level.
From 2000 through
2005, before the hous-
ing bubble burst, the
annual rate of sales
averaged more than 6
million a month.
The inventory of
homes for sale, mean-
while, expanded in
April to a 5.2-month
supply from 4.7
months in March. That
means all the homes
would sell in that time-
frame if no new supply
was added. Realtors
consider a 6-month
supply to be a bal-
anced market between
buyers and sellers.
Homes are also sell-
ing fast. The median
time on the market for
all homes was 46 days
in April, down from 62
days in March and 83
days a year ago.
The 12% jump in in-

ventory in April from
March made for the
third-straight month of
seasonally adjusted in-
ventory expansion.
That could mean that
inventory "has finally
bottomed," says Jed
Kolko, chief economist
for real estate website
Trulia. On a seasonally
adjusted basis, inven-
tory is up 4% in the
past three months.
Single-family home
sales rose 1.2% in
April to a seasonally
adjusted annual rate
of 4.38 million and are
9% above the year ago
pace, the NAR says.
"The robust housing
market recovery is oc-
curring in spite of tight
access to credit and
limited inventory," says
Lawrence Yun, NAR
chief economist. "If not
for those constraints,

Total existing home sales increased 0.6 percent to a seasonally ad-
justed annual rate of 4.97 million in April

existing-home sales
easily would be well
above the 5 million-
unit pace," he said.
New-home construc-
tion is needed to al-
leviate the inventory
tightness, he says, and
"tame" price growth to

a healthy pace.
The national me-
dian existing-home
price was $192,800
in April, up 11% from
a year ago. Distressed
homes foreclosures
and short sales ac-
counted for 18% of

State's spending plan reaches record high

continued from 9D

or 4.5 percent, in the
coming year.
She said 81.1 percent
of that comes from the
state's 6 percent sales
tax, with another 18.8
percent of the increase
in revenue from the
stamp tax qn real estate
activities, and other
Baker said the bal-
ance brought forward
next summer also will
be up by $1.2 billion
from last year. Coupled
with normal growth
through population
growth and employ-
ment gains brings the
total new revenue to
$3.5 billion.

Standards & Poor's
Rating Service report-
ed this week that state
governments across
the nation are show-
ing unexpectedly strong
gains from both income
and sales taxes. Florida
does not have a state in-
come tax so the core of
its revenue sources has
always been the con-
sumer-borne sales tax.
With more to spend,
legislators put some
pork in the budget, in-
cluding $1 million for a
Bay of Pigs Museum in
Miami, commemorating
the botched 1961 inva-
sion of Cuba.
"It's something ev-
eryone in the Miami
delegation likes," said
Miami Senator Miguel

Diaz de la Portilla.
But one special proj-
ect conspicuously ab-
sent was funding for a
renovation of the Mi-
ami Dolphins' stadium,
which died despite a
heavy lobbying effort
by the National Football
League team, which is
owned by billionaire
Stephen Ross.
Scott, who has a line-
item veto to extract
what he dislikes from
the budget, served no-
tice on legislators that
he will be going over
their pet projects with
a critical eye, red-lining
those he finds lacking
in statewide value.
While Scott got most
of what he wanted in the
budget as well as some

other pieces of legisla-
tion, the state's 2013
session will be remem-
bered for one key item
he backed that died.
Legislators spurned
Scott's political gamble
on extending the state's
Medicaid program to
about 1.3 million poor
people, as part of the
federally funded Afford-
able Care Act.
Scott built his politi-
cal career fighting Pres-
ident Barack Obama's
national healthcare
plan and his Feb. 20
reversal on Medicaid
caused a bitter back-
lash among Tea Party
activists who supported
him in 2010.
The Senate compro-
mised, seeking to ac-

cept an estimated $50
billion in federal fund-
ing in the next decade
for expanding Medicaid.
But House Speaker Will
Weatherford, a Republi-
can, adamantly refused
to rely on federal fund-
ing, which he said can
evaporate if Congress
changes its mind, so
Scott's plan fizzled.
Democrats, outnum-
bered 76-44 in the
House and 26-14 in
the Senate, tried to get
Scott's plan accepted
but were powerless to
do so. House Democrats
have appealed to Scott
to call legislators back
into special session to
pass the expansion but
he has yet to make his
intentions clear.

sales, down from 28%
a year ago.
The shift from dis-

tressed to conventional
sales is an important
sign of housing recov-
ery. While year-over-
year sales were up
9.7%, they were up
25% when foreclosures
and short sales were
excluded, Kolko says.
Home sale numbers
will continue to im-
prove throughout the
year but not do all
that well, says Patrick
Newport, economist
with IHS Global In-
sight. That's because
inventories are still
"very lean." More home
building is needed to
alleviate that situation,
he says.
Despite strong price
gains in some markets
in the past year, exist-
ing single-family home


sales are still being
driven by good afford-
ability and a stronger
job market, says PNC
Financial Services
Group Senior Econo-
mist Gus Faucher. If
the supply of homes
for sale was larger,
he'd expect even stron-
ger existing-home sale
Overall, existing-
home sales should
climb 8% this year over
last, IHS Global Insight
Home prices will
continue to climb, too,
many economists say.
In April, home val-
ues were up 0.5% from
March, says Zillow's
Some value index. That
made for a 5.2% gain
from a year ago.

Easing student loan debt in the U.S.

continued from 9D

urban jobs that allow
them to pay off debt,
the CFPB said.
"We hear from many
who say they just need
to live with their par-
ents until they weather
the storm or tackle this
debt, which could lead
to delayed economic
activity," Rohit Chopra,
the CFPB's student
loan ombudsman, told

Americans aged 18-
to-34, who decide to
live with their parents
to cut expenses, ac-
count for about $100
billion in withheld or
delayed spending that
would be pumped into
the economy if they set
up new households,
Chopra said.
Student loans are
the only kind of debt
that continued to rise
through the finan-
cial crisis, according
to data from the New

York Federal Reserve
Bank. The average
borrower owes about
Delinquency rates
also have spiked, as
the lingering effects
of the recession make
it difficult for recent
graduates to find jobs.
About 6.7 million bor-
rowers out of 37
million are at least
90 days delinquent on
loan payments, the
New York Fed said.
Recent discussions

Job paths to steer away from

continued f'roii 9D

to job loss Finally, the
Department says. op-
port unities in idesk-
lop publishing will be
stronger for Lhosc with
a degree in graphic de-
signi or a related tield."
Alternative: Graplhic
2: Reporter
"rhe Depaitrtment of
l.abi)r sOs thit be
cause nf the i rcid ot
consolidation of rntdia
companies and the de-
cline in readcrsthip of

newspapers, reporters
will ind I here arc lewci
available jobs.
Alternative: Public
Relations Specialist
3: Semiconductor
Heres a birrtter irony
for those in the semi-
conduLLtor processing
biz. despite the fact
that semiconductors
are in strong demand.
increased otitelration
in ihc piuits that make
semiconldtlictors mIeans
fcwxel Cir these workers
will be hired, says the
Depirtnient. In addi
tion, many microchip

manufacturers will
close plants in the U.S.
and move picduction
overseas to less costly
countries, says the De-
partme nrt.
Aliternativc: Database
Ad in nistrator
4: Auto Insurance Ap-
Believe it or not, the
decline in insutrarnce
appraiserss of a uto damn-
aLg is good news. Why?
Becaut>e, sovs th- De-
pu-tmcent. LthIe loss of
'riiploymcnt is clue to
Tr it.ars getting safer.
Thai, they sy. will
lead to fewer accidents

among lawmakers
in Washington have
focused on making
student loans more
affordable for future
borrowers. Fewer so-
lutions have been of-
fered for easing the
burden of already ex-
isting debts.
The agency called for
refinancing as a way to
offer some relief to ex-
isting borrowers and
allow them to take ad-
vantage of historically
low interest rates.

and this will mean less
need for insurance ad-
Alternative: Cost Es-
timn' i.or
5: Insurance Under-
The reason for the
snail-pa,.cd growth will
probably come as little
-urpnrise to most. The
Departmlent of Labor
says that new' forms of
underv.,i itiig sofl[wri.
will allo Lt.ompanics
to process insurance
applications moie ef
flicientl Ih liain ever ird
this wii! tt'i.ult in i':\ r
under.'.irters needed.
Alternate t-. Accoun-
tant or Auditor

Melvin Watt chosen to lead the FHFA

continued from 9D

elected officials to recog-
nize and warn about the
dangers of subprime lend-
ing, offering legislation to
nip predatory lending in
the bud and tirelessly ad-
vocating for ways to pre-
vent needless home fore-
closures . The Senate
should move quickly to
confirm him."
Created by the Hous-
ing and Economic Recov-
ery Act of 2008, the FHFA
oversees the nation's sec-

ondary mortgage markets:
Twelve federal home loan
banks, Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac. FHFA is also
empowered to make pol-
icy, implement rules and
regularly report to Con-
gress. In 2010, the com-
bined debt and obligations
of these 14 government=
sponsored enterprises to-
taled $6.7 trillion.
On learning of Rep.
Watt's nomination, North
Carolina U.S. Senator
Richard Burr reached
across the chamber's par-
tisan divide to offer his

hopes for confirmation
saying, "Having served
with Mel, I know of his
commitment to sustain-
able federal housing pro-

grams and am confident
he will work hard to pro-
tect taxpayers from fu-
ture exposure to Fannie
Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Sealed Proposals will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk at her
office located at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133
for the following:



VOLUNTARY Pre-Proposal Conference: Tuesday. June 11. 2013 at
10:00 AM
Location: 400 NW 2n Avenue. Lobby Area. Miami. FL

Deadline for Request for additional information/clarification: 6/14/2013 at
3:00 P.M.

Detail forthis Proposal (RFP) is available at the City of Miami, Purchasing
Department, website at Telephone No.
is (305) 416-1917.


Johnny'Martinez, P.E.
City of Miami City Manager ..
AD NO. 16451


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 Tuesday, July 9, 2013 for the project

Scope of Work: The project consists of# 1. Removing a total of four (4) turbine pumps with corresponding
motors and appurtenances and installing four pumps at two City of Miami Stormwater Pump Stations.
Two pumps and motors to be removed at Lawrence Pump Station and two pumps and motors to be
removed at Riverview Pump Station. #2. Installing a 20,000 GPM Fairbanks Morse, a 15,000 GPM
Fairbanks Morse, a 200 hp motor, a 150 to 200 hp motor and a soft starter with a central control at the
Lawrence Pump Station. And #3. Installing two 35,000 GPM Fairbank Morse Pumps, two 400 hp motors,
soft start motors and central panels at Riverview Pump Station. Lawrence Pump Station is located at 342
SW 7 Avenue, Miami Florida 33130 and Riverview Pump Station is located at 1301 SW 6 Street, Miami
Florida 33125. The work performed by a Subcontractor, if any, cannot be more than 10% of the total work
specified in this contract. The contract term is for six (6) months. The selected contractor shall provide a
crane to lift the heavy pumps and motors for removal and installation at both
pump stations.

The storm sewer pump stations will be visited during the voluntary pre-bid meetings scheduled for
Wednesday June 12 and 26, 2013 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. For more information, please contact
Juvenal Santana, PE, Chief Civil Engineering at (305) 416-1218. This voluntary meeting is subject to the
Cone of Silence and minutes will be taken.

TRADE (Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Machine Shop, Testing Services, etc).
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 June 3, 2013. Bid packages will be available in hard copy form and a non-
refundable fee of $30.00 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 handl ing using regular U.S. Mail.

All bids shall be submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Bids must be submitted in
duplicate 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.





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Section 8. One and twc
bedrooms. $199 security.
1140 NW 79 Street
One bdrm, one bath. $525.
Two bdrms, one bath. $750.
Stove and refrigerator.

1212 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one
bath, $450. Stove and
refrigerator. 305-642-7080

1229 NW 1 Court
One bedroom, one bath,
$450. Stove, refrigerator,
free water. 305-642-7080

1231 NW 58 Terrace
First month moves you in.
One bedroom one bath.
-$500 monthly. Free 19 inch
LCD T.V. Call Joel

1241 NW 53 Street
Two bdrms, one bath. $1000
monthly. All appliances
included. Free 19 inch LCD
Call Joel 786-355-7578

1261 NW 59 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$550. 305-642-7080

1348 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm., one bath $395

1450 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath.
$425, two bedrooms, one
bath. $550. 305-642-7080

S1525 NW 1 Place
First month moves you in.
One bedroom, one bath,
$400 monthly. Free 19 inch
LCD TV. Call
Joel 786-355-7578.

1612 NW 51 Terrace
$500 moves you in.
167 NE 59 St-Unit #3
Three bdrms, one bath,
S$1100. Section 8 Welcome.
167 NE 59 St-Unit #5
One bedroom, one bath,
$750. Section 8 Welcome.
1718 NW 2 Court
One bdrm, one bath, $425.

1801 NW 1st Court
First month moves you in.
Two bdrms one bath. $550
monthly. Free 19 inch LCD
TV. Call:
Joel 786-355-7578

1801 NW 2 Avenue
First month move you in!
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$550 monthly. Free 19 inch
LCD TV. Call: Joel 786-355-

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

210 NW 17 Street
One bdrm, one bath $450.
Move in with first month rent
Remodeled efficiency,
one, two, three bdrms, air,
appliances, laundry, gate.
From $400. 100 NW 11 St.
Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-Locka, Brownsville.
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses. One, Two and
Three Bedrooms. Same day
approval. Call for specials.
Free water. 305-642-7080
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
One or two bedrooms,
qualify the same day. 305-
603-9592 or visit our office
1250 NW 62 St Apt #1.
Overtown 305-600-7280 or

One Month Free Rent
42 NW 166 Street
New four bedrooms, two

baths townhouse. $1500.

One Month Free Rent
42 NW 166 Street
New four bedrooms, two
baths townhouse, $1500.
1120 Sesame Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$650 monthly. 786-252-4657
1907 NW 2 Court
Nice one bedroom, air,
window shades, appliances.
Free gas, free HOT water.
$410 monthly, plus $200
deposit. 305-665-4938,

477 NW 19 Street
Four bdrms., one and half
bath, $1050. 786-317-2886.
555 NW 210 ST #203
Beautiful lake view. Two
bedrooms, two baths, central
air, washer and dryer. $1200
monthly. 305-610-7504

1195 NW 100 Terr
Two bedroom, one bath,
new appliances, new carpet,
$1050 monthly, first and last
to move in. Will take Section
8. Leave message:
1816 NW 93 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1300 monthly.
1843 NW 55 Street
Two bdrms, one bath,
central air, appliances, water
included. Available to move in
today call Mr. Smith
1920 NW 31 Street
One bedroom unit. Section 8
welcome. 305-688-7559
2452 NW 44 Street
Three bdrms, two baths,
central air, $900 monthly,
two bdrms, one bath, air
$650 mthly. 786-877-5358
251 NE 77 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
appliances. $625 monthly
plus security. 786-216-7533

364 NW 59 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$750. Stove and refrigerator.

5420 NW 5 Court
Large three bedrooms, two
baths, Section 8 Welcome.
$1300 monthly, $1000
security. Call 786-488-2264
6621-23 NW 26 Avenue
Extra large three bedrooms,
two baths. Washroom. $1400
monthly. Section 8 Welcome.
728 NW 70 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath. ,
Call 786-301-2171
7822 NE 1 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$850. Appliances, free

7932 NW 12 Court
Two bedrooms, one bath,
air, tile, carpet, fenced yard,
water included, $950. Section
8 Welcome. 305-389-4011
816-818 N.W. 102 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
Large fenced yard. Centrally
located, shopping, schools.
Section 8 Welcome
305-758-2114 -
911 NW 42 Street
Two bdrms, one bath, $900
mthly. utilities free. Call first
Two bdrms, one bath, first,
and security. 305-244-6845
1120 Sesame Street
Two bdrms, one bath. $900
mthly. 786-252-4657

100 NW 14 Street
Newly renovated, private
bath and kitchen, utilities and
,cable (HBO, BET, ESPN). 24
hour security cameras, $185
wkly, $650 mthly.
5422 NW 7 Court
$600 includes electric and
water. No Section 8. Call
5901-03 NW 30 Ave
Water included
77 Street and 15 Avenue
Utilities, private bath, air,
cable. $595. 305-432-1651
Miami Ave and 46 Street
$550 mthly, utilities, cable,
internet. 305-731 -3591
Reduced! Private entrance,
cable, air. Call 305-758-6013

1010 NW 180 Terrace
Free cable, air, appliances
and use of kitchen.
1430 NW 68 Street

Seniors. Handicapped
accessible. Free cable. $400
monthly. 786-366-5930 Dee
or 305-305-0597 Big E.

1500 NW 183 Street
Cable, air, internet, $140
weekly. $285 to move in.
1500 NW 74 Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728
2100 NW 93 Street
Furnished, utilities, air
included, $500 mthly, $125 a
week, $600 to move in.
2493 NW 91 Street
$100 weekly, $390 monthly,
first and last month to move
in. Call 305-691-2703 or
2900 NW 54 Street
Upstairs, one room,
refrigerator and air. Call 954-
885-8583 or 305-318-6277
4220 NW 22 Court
$85 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen and bath one person.
305-474-8186, 305-987-9710
2169 NW 49 STREET
New Room. Near Metrorail
and 22nd Ave Bus line
$115 weekly, cable, air.
Call 786-234-5683

567 NW 94 Street
Nice area, cable, air,
renovated, big yard. $450
monthly. For Seniors. 786-
893 NW 55 Terrace
Cooking and air. $500 move
in. 305-303-6019
Close to 163 St. Mall
Clean furnished room. Own
entrance. 305-749-6418
Large bedroom, cable,
central air, parking, utilities
included. Call 305-494-7348
Northside Area
Senior female with benefits,
utilities, TV included, with
ramp, on bus line and metro
rail. $550 mthly.
In walking distance of
137 St. and N.W. 27
Private entrance. Call 786-
277-6821 or 786-380-7967
2170 Washington Avenue
Clean rooms, $500 monthly.
8013 NW 10 Court
Central air, new bathrooms
and kitchen, one person.
$135 weekly. Call Kevin,
954-825-9006. Appointment

10360 SW 173rd Terrace
Four bdrms, -one bath,
$1495. Appliances, central
12920 NW 22 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, security bars,
spacious yard, ceiling fans,
stove, refrigerator, asking
$1100, first, last and security.
Call 786-312-0882
12950 W. Golf Drive
Three bedrooms, two baths.
Central heat and air and
fenced in yard. $1300 mthly,
$800 Security. 305-301-1993
1344 NW 68 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
305-298-0388, 305-693-1017
14240 Madison Street
Richmond Heights
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air. 305-322-8966.


1514 NW 74 Street
Section 8 Preferred, three
bedrooms, one bath, fenced
yard, central air, ceiling fans,
refrigerator, stove. Washer,
dryer, security bars, awnings.
Remodeled bathroom and
kitchen. $1,295 mthly. $500
security. Call 786-218-4646.
18400 NW 37 Avenue
Four bedrooms, two baths,

Z Houses
$1400 monthly. A Berger
Realty, Inc. 954-805-7612
2030 Rutland Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1,200 mthly. No section 8.
2267B NW 102 STREET
Remodeled three bdrms., one
bath, $975. 954-625-5901
2343 NW 100 Street
Two bdrms, one bath, $825.
Appliances. 305-642-7080

29 NW 159 Street
Four bdrms, two baths.
$1250 mthly. No Section 8.-
290 N. W. 48 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, all
tile floors. Call 786-237-1292
2931 NW 49 Street
Dream home with private
fence. Three bedrooms, two
baths, family room, carport.
No Section 8. No pets.
$1,250 monthly, $2,500
required. 786-253-1659
3777 NW 213 Terrace
Lovely two bdrms, two
baths, fenced yard, tile floor,
central air, close to shopping,
churches at Broward/Dade
border. Call 850-321-3798
7425 NW 22 Court
Three bdrms., two baths, like
new, $1400 mthly. Section 8
Accepted. 786-218-5071
863 NW 139 Street
Four bdrms., two and
half baths. $1750 mthly.
$3500 move in. Complete
renovation. Call Michael
944 NW 81 Street A
Three bdrms, one bath $1000
mthly. Security $800. Water
included. 786-488-2264
Spacious four bdrms, two
baths, plasma TV included.
No credit check, Section 8
welcome! Others available.
Three bedrooms, two baths,
garage, laundry and dining
room, Near Calder Casino,
Turnpike, Sunlight Stadium.
First and security. $1400
nithly. Section 8 Only 305-
623-0493. Appointment only.
Behind in Your Rent? 24
Hour notice. Behind in Your
Mortgage? 305-731-3591

2135 NW 63 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
den, remodeled, $1900 down
and $455 monthly P&I with
good credit. NDI Realtors,
225 NW 103 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
remodeled. Try $5900 down
and $899 monthly P&I with
good credit. NDI Realtors
3421 NW 213 Street

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bath, remodeled. $19C
and $455 monthly P
good credit. NDI Realt



Florida Memorial University, a not-for-p
501(C)3 corporation, is requesting proposals 1
qualified firms of independent certified public
countants of nationally recognized standing
audit and express an opinion on the fair pre;
station of the financial statements of Florida
morial University. Firms of "nationally recogn
standing" are acknowledged by the university
represent independent certified public accour
firms with sound reputations, and local, as wel
national client bases. A national client base iE
terpreted to mean having current clients in nrr
than one state. The audit is to be performed ir
cordance with generally accepted auditing s
dards in the United States of America.

Interested firms that meet the above crit
for nationally, recognized independent CPA fi
should request a copy of the RFP package dire
from the Office of Purchasing and Procurenrr
Services Attn: Mrs. Cheryl Phillip, Director, F
year Administration Building, 15800 N.W. 4
Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL., 33054 or electr
cally to or by phon
(305) 430-1179. Deadline for submission is J
10, 2013, at 3 p.m.


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UP TO $65,000
On Any Home/Any Area
Need HELP???
House of Homes Realty

32 years of experience, all
types of roofs. Call Thomas:
786-499-8708 or 786-347-
3225. Lic#CCC056999
45 Years Experience!
Shingles, roofing, and leak
repairs. Call 305-491-4515

Supervision of staff while
providing direct care
services as a live in house
parent, for minor residents
of the residential shelter.
Need H.S. diploma and one
year experience with at risk
children. Must be available
all shifts. Email resumes to or fax
to 305-623-7983.

We are seeking drivers to
deliver newspaper to retail
outlets in Broward and
Miami Dade.
Wednesday Only
You must be available
between the hours of 6
a.m. and 3 p.m. Must have
reliable, insured vehicle and
current Driver License.
Apply in person at:
The Miami Times
900 N.W. 54th Street

We are seeking a driver to
deliver newspaper to retail
outlets in South Dade.
Wednesday Only
You must be available
between the hours of 6
a.m. and 4 p.m. Must have
reliable, insured vehicle and
current Driver License.
Apply in person at:
The Miami Times
900 N.W. 54th Street

Train'to become a
Microsoft Office
No Experience Neededl
Local career training
gets you job ready!
Train on campus or online
Intro to Floral Design
Hands on classes for three
weeks. Call 305-691-5499.
Learn to trade the stock
market with a robotic system.
Simply enough that a child
could do it. 954-825-5626.

Training Program!
Learn to become a
Medical Office Assistant!
No Experience Needed!
Local Job Training and
Placement available!

Ace Appliance and
AC Repair
Reliable service with prices
that can not be beat. Call us
at 786-245-7280
Custom-made cabinets for
kitchens and bathrooms at
affordable prices.
14130 N.W. 22nd Avenue.
Call 305-685-3565
Roof Repairs Plumbing
Appliances, electric, washer.
Call Gregory, 786-273-1130

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Open Monday thru Saturday

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Call: 305-827-3412
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Advanced Gyn Clinic
Professional. Sale & Conlidenhial Services

Termination Up to 22 Weeks
Individual Counseling Services
,. ? Board Certilied OB G'YN's
. Complete G'r'N Services



Crandon Park

Master Concessionaire Program


In order to advance Park development approved by the Crandon Park Master Plan and to improve
the overall Park visitor's experience, Miami-Dade County invites qualified concessionaires
to discuss their interest In developing and operating one or more new concessions. The
concessions are spread throughout the entire 904-acre Park and offer the opportunity for
concessionaires to assume existing operations and/or create altogether new operations. The
County prefers to contract with one Master Concessionaire for all operations, but is open to
contracting with several major concessionaires or an aggregate of minor' concessionaires for
each area described below.

Concession .Opportunities
* Attraction (Narrow Gauge Train)
* Equipment Rental (Canoe/Kayak Rentals)
* Educational (Wildlife Education/Contact)
* Equipment Rental (Chairs and Umbrellas)
* Food Service (Concessions/ Mobile Carts)
* Facility Rental (Cabanas/Food Service)
* Equipment RentaL(Bicycles/Transportation)
* Restaurant (Full Service-casual waterfront)
* Amusement (Rides/Food/Party Rentals)
* Restaurant (Full Service-golf course)

52-acre Crandon Gardens sife
52-acre Crandon Gardens site
1.1-acre Crandon Gardens site
14-acre Crandon Beach site
35-acre Crandon Beach site
2.7-acre Crandon Beach site
904-acre Crandon Park site
.43-acre Marina site
4.3-acre Crandon Park site
.35-acre Golf Course site

The County invites interested parties to schedule meetings with project staff
to clarify conditions, ask questions or review options. For further information,
future concessionaires may download information about the Master Concession
Program at http://www.miamidade.govlDPMww/SolicitationDetails.aspx?ld=EO148 and
titled "EOI Crandon Park Master Concession". All questions and contact should be directed to:

Deborah Tavera, Business Specialist
Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces
275 NW 2 Street, Suite 509
Miami, FL 33128
Tel: (305) 755-5459

If you need a sign language interpreter or materials in accessible format for this event, please
call the ADA Coordinator at (305) 375-1530 at least five days in advance.

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The Board of Directors for the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) will be considering a toll rate change
for SR 836/Dolphin Expressway.
The MDX Board approved a toll rate for SR 836 of 70 cents per gantry at NW 97th Avenue, NW 57th
Avenue and NW 17th Avenue In both eastbound and westbound directions. The Board is seeking
public input on a potential lower rate of 60 cents for these locations.
This change will impact the revenue that will be collected and the future projects that MDX can deliver in
Miami-Dade County. MDX will conduct the following meetings to provide information to the public prior to
this important decision.

rom MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013 / 6 PM 7 PM (ENGLISH)
rom Deadline for registration, June 6, 2013 via the following link
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Me- TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013 / 6 PM 9 PM
ized Free parking available.
:y to Access to Metrorail Airport/MIC Station is located on NW 21 Street, across from MDX.
s in- TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013 AT 4 PM
I ac- If you are unable to attend the meetings, the recording of the presentation will be posted on MDX's website for review.
Send comments via email to by June 15, 2013,
tan- MDX operates and maintains five expressways: SR 112/Airport Expressway, SR 836/Dolphin Expressway, SR 874/Don Shula Expressway, SR 878/
Snapper Creek Expressway and SR 924/Gratigny Parkway. MDX is funded almost entirely by toll revenue and is dedicated to moving Miami-Dade
County forward making your commute safer and more efficient. All MDX meeting locations comply with the requirements of the Americans with
Disabilities Act. For information or assistance with special arrangements, please contact Tere Garcia 5 days in advance at:
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Highland Oaks Panthers

Highland Oaks undefeated in season

Stopped in playoff semifinals '

By D. Keuin McNeir
/ Hti,. 441 1 1 "*'4 i; i,",''i ii .", '','",*i '', ,. , i

Sports 1S a b.12g 'A .('," o get-
ting :.'i tig pet',,ple ii!, '.ed
ir po 1_it 'e ctL'. I[I"t s. e'.F l a.t
the mn dii,- l iehol level Per-
!-imps that'-, i,.h, there .",as
LI'. :Ii a bozz? recenti, =-tI l-
i-, b,,o's basketball team
at Highland Oaks Middle
School completed the regu-
lar season undefeated at
According to Head Coach
Donovan Carter, 29, this
year's team was extremely
talented and worked hard to
make it through the season
without a loss.

"We started the srasuon
in ,larr h and were pl.a,-
i ing two games a '.'.eek." he
said "As the season cc'ritrl-i
i.ted v e really' started to jell
and felt pretty a':od about
'air chances of, ','nning the
charnpionship "
The Panthers had to beat
Carol C.utv in order to clinch
a bye going into the play-
offs. Next up was Hialeah
Miami Gardens whom they
defeated. But the shots
failed to fall in their favor in
their semi-final loss to Mi-
ami Coral Springs.
"Yes the boys were dis-
appointed, but they made
a great run this year and

we're e ,,. .r:, proud ,:il therm."
C arter added.
Carter hias been , the
tean-ti for three' ','ear:. and s
a former rit,'.,' n-Iedic '.ti a
back ,dund in sports rniedi-
cine He- as assistred this
),ear by Assistant Coact,
Dani':,-Ila Desil' a
\hat about next ',earK'
Well Carter's not sure if he'll
be back at the helm or not.
He hopes to move up to high
school coaching and is be-
ing courted by several local
teams for a junior varsity
coaching position. But the
Panthers will be back next
year hopefully with a
championship trophy.


Head Coach Donovan Carter
Head Coach Donovan Carter

South Dade stops Coral Gables

By Akilah Laster
M iami Tim es -,, .- o '.,,'', ,_ ,' ,,i ,, ,'i

The South Dade Buccaneers
are preparing for the journey to
what they hope will be another
district championship and per-
haps even a state title. Winners
of the District 13-8A last season
gave, Head Coach Nathaniel Hud-
son, Jr. says he has confidence
in his players and coaching staff
and believes they will continue
to be very competitive in the up-
coming season. That confidence
shined through as the Bucs de-
feated the Coral Gables Cavaliers
41-28 at last week's spring game.
"We're getting better and I see a
lot of bright spots," Hudson said.
"The energy has been really good."
South Dade scored easily in the
first quarter, finishing the first 12
minutes up 21-7 at the hands of
one of their secret weapons and
on-field leaders, quarterback
Kahlil Render. Render, who will
be a senior this iii.., ,i'i-,L, season,
transferred from rival neighbor-
hood high school, Homestead Se-
"He came in very excited," Hud-
son said. "The one thing he want-

Senior QB Kahlil Render and
sophomore wide receiver Rhevani
Francois (1-r) look on as their
teammates close out a victory.

ed was an opportunity."
Render, who Hudson calls a
very exceptional athlete and a
great runner, scored two of the
three first quarter touchdowns.
His stellar performance allowed
him to rest for a large part of the
second half of the game.

"I like his demeanor," Hudson
said. "He's making great deci-
Hudson commended his offense
as a whole and said that he would
also look to several other players,
including will-be-senior and re-
ceiver Tyree Brady, who scored
two touch-
downs during
', the game.

defense lagged
K- some, allow-
ing the Cays
to tie the
game at 28
s *' by halftime,
Coach but stepped it
up in the last
Nathaniel two quarters
Hudson, Jr. and delivered
a shutout
second half.
"We need to work on playing
together as a group and com-
municating," Hudson said of his
defense. "It's about building that
trust and building chemistry."
Building on the success of last
year, Hudson said this year the
Bucs are working to push the
program forward after last season

Citizens sends insurers to Heritage

continued from 9D

the risk Floridians
both with Citizens
coverage and
I ,,n jl ; I n "I , ) 1' 1 ,i l, lr'' -;
would have to i'r, to
help it cover losses.
The state C1li,', of
Insurance Regulation
approved the deal
with hI i l..i'., May
17. To reduce its
overall risk, Citizens
agreed to pay the
private insurer $52
"We are confident
we feel like they can
execute this plan,"
an OIR official said
in a conference call
Wednesday with the
Citizens board.
In the specially
scheduled call,

which reporters were
allowed to listen in
on, Citizens board
members approved
the -h ril-i.u depop
deal, 3-2, with one
abstention and two
governors absent for
the vote.
So what does
all this mean for
the South Florida
As with previous
"depop" or take-out
agreements, I-l,:l i tac
will send a letter
to Citizens clients,
I',t ii, r 1- them that
their policies are part
of the pending deal.
1 1,.' will have 30
days to opt out if they
choose to. TI-.:- who
don't decline the new
Heritage coverage -

which will continue
under the previously
mandated 10-percent
rate cap will .
receive Notice of
Assumption and
Non-Renewal letters,
according to Citizens.
At that pin, they
will still have 30 days
to elect to remain
with Citizens.
While some Citizens
board members
expressed concern
that they had been
given a short time
to review the deal
- they were sent
the final documents
only last Friday -
Chairman Carlos
Lacasa said he was
glad the company
could act "nimbly."
As a general rule,
Citizens policyholders

should consider
depopulation deals
carefully, said Lynne
McChristian, Florida
with the Insurance
Information Institute.
"People normally
spend a lot of time
deciding what kind
of car to drive, and
the investment they
have in their home
is far greater," she
said. "Scrutinize a
prospective insurer
with the same
diligence you'd
bring to any major
Citizens has 1.3
million policies
statewide, with
191,092 in Broward
County and 133,589
in Palm Beach

ended at the hands of then dis-
trict rival and runner-up Killian.
"I was a little spoiled last year,"
Hudson said. "But it's about not
taking anything for granted."
Hudson relies on his own in-
tuition, but also heavily on his
coaching staff and former South
Dade coaches, including his fa-
ther, Nathaniel Hudson, Sr. and
Greg Dentino.
"It's about pushing it to that
next level," Hudson said.




Senior, Marquese

Blanchard gets full

ride to Howard U.

Marquese Blanchard is a senior at the Academy for Com-
munity Education [ACE]. He began attending ACE midway
through his junior year in order to improve his grades but
continued to play football at his former high school, Miami
Northwestern. Not only was he successful in his academic
pursuits, but he was a standout defensive lineman, earning
first team all Miami-Dade County honors and 2nd team all
state honors. He recently received the Dade County Defen-
sive player of the year award. Blanchard has been offered a
full football scholarship from Howard University.



JUNE 7-9, 2013



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