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vention kmc. in New Orleans Jh P knwneir@miamitissnoine.c leom Last Monday, Congresswoman
d,8 rtat,> NatioalBrAssoiPresident Frederica Wilson met in her MiTourim Lt w ,ami Gardens office with about
crv form o neating in- meeting. remains he does a dozen Black politicians, along
come. Jst consider two recent The Mavrid .sttute for M not want to change the State's with two of the leading young
conventiome toat Erlis ." Mchelle Education controversial stand your ground aduts who are spearheading The Teelas remember: t mted that pg antherefore The jury sent el, the wrong mes law nor will he convene the Leg the Miai branch of The Dream
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Spence-Jones can't seek third term

By 0. Kevin McNair heved that City of Miami Atkmcneir@rniamitimesonline corn torney Julie Bru erred when
euled tSpence-Jones could
Last week, the Third District seek a third term because ,* Court of Appeal [DCA] ended she didn't complete two "full"
r .k ad .n .k .o f. s K City -of Miami Commissioner terms in office.
-Miami Tims wphoto/Marvin Ellis Michelle citys chart Snence-Jones missed 21 The Teele family remembers: Attending the program honoring Arthur Teele, Jr ,were Taleah to run for a t Wilchcombe, niece; Dior Rich, niece; Stephanie Teele, wife; Helen Rich, sister, Marsha Wilch- despite a ttlei between if h charter, ll cobsse;adTkr iccme ic.the commiss )UNN
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state. She beat one charge Commissioner
in court, and the other was
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By Jimmie Davis, Jr. but he didn't. Teele did the un- "This is truly a wonderful 27fa man the lower court's ruling.
Miami writer thinkable and returned back to fair," said Stephanie Kerr-Teele and qualified for two ful terms "We conclude Commissioner
duty and was shot down a sec- during the ceremony. "I'm very under the city's charter. Spence-Jones was elected and Arthur E. Teele, Jr. received a ond time out of the helicopter, delighted to see all of the people The court's decision ended qualified within the mean-dse "Purple Heart" for being wound- This sequence of events along from the community come to- aa fourmonth battle between ing of the charter, to two full ed while serving in Vietnam, with many others was touted by gether to celebrate my late hus- Spence-Jones and the Rev, terms despite her temporary KEON HARDEMON and rightfully so he could have the loving community in which band's legacy." The Model City Richard P. Dunn II, who filed suspension. Accordingly, she Attorney, Public came back home and retired Teele served on Saturday July Please turn to TEELE 8A a lawsuit in April. He be- Please turn to CANDIDATES SA Defender's Office

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needed if we want real justice *~ Mi7CREDO OF THE BLACK PRESS
E. SIGISMLJND REEVES, Founder, 1923-196 The Black Press believes that America can best lead thel 4I1 c ince the verdict of 'not guilty' was rendered several G"ARTH C. REEVES, JR., Editor, 1972-1982 world from racial and national] antagonism when it accords to week ag intheStae o Floidas tialaganstevery person, regardless of race, creed or color, his or her wek Zaoimtermn Sthte man ho s tadmte agnt GARTH C. REEVES, SR., Publisher Emeritus human and legal rights. Hating no person, fearing no person,
S George Zimratemnwoamte ht RACHEL J. REEVES, Publisher and Chairman W the Black Press strives to help every person in the firm belief
he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, adding the that all persons are hurt as long as anyone is held back.
caveat that it was only done in "self-defense," there have
been numerous protests, prayer vigils and forums sponsored by grassroots organizations, centers of -faith andNERBSO4
non-profit businesses. Each of them has, rightfully, fo-&
cused on the injustice that was served when a man couldhat e
serve as the aggressor in a verbal and then subsequent Ob struction h become tenew normal
physical altercation, yet still be allowed to get off *Scott free
because of the laws of our State. The bad news is that approval the job Congress is doing, ac- and faste st-growing nunon- sconced by clever
We are certainly in support of any non-violent xpress.ion ratings for both the president cording to a recent Washington ties respectively, both voted for will be hard to dislodge. Perhaps ofAmerican citizens, Black or white, and their decision to and Congress are sinking, with Post-ABC News poll, while a Wall Obama over Mitt Romrney by Democratic registration and getofvoters increasingly frustrated at Street'Journal survey measured more than 70 percent. This is out-the-vote efforts can reshape
speak either in support of or against the laws and prac- the bitter, partisan impasse in disapprovalL of Congress at a not just a function of the GOP's the midterm electorate enough
tices of our country.. However, protests alone will not move Washington. The worse news is stunning 83 percent. Obama's hostility to immigration reform, next year to recapture the majorus forward in an expedient manner nor will they, alone, that in terms of admiration for approval rating has slid to 49 although that certainly doesn't ity. I wouldn't bet the mortgage bring change in our laws. our national leaders, these may percent, the*Post-ABC poll found help. Republicans are also out of on it.
As many legal experts and Black elected officials agree, come to be seen as the good old better than the president's po- step with these voters on other is- It may be, then, that we're in while we may vehemently disagree with Florida's 'stand days. I'm an optimist by nature, for a much longer period of dividyour ground' laws, Luntil we move from the streets to the a glass-half-full ind of guy. But ere's the basic problem: The Democratic Party seems ed government in which the pmiState, Capitol, such legislation that allows for vigilante-like try as I might, I can't convince lkytogwevrsonrnaialyhleheGPe- cipal way that Republicans can
tactics will continue to be the law of the land. In other myself that Republicans in ConIlkl ogo vrsmgrntoal hl h O e affect federal policy is through
gress are likely to respond any mains firmly entrenched locally, obstruction. The whole "party of
words, while the Trayvon Martin case has caused us to better to President Obama's lat- no" thing is more than a meme;
examine 'stand your ground,' until it is repealed or at the est proposals on the economy it's a logical if somewhat nileast revised, it will allow for others like Zimmerman to than to the previous umpteen. litical. opponents are faring but sUes such as health care. And all hilistic plan of action. Or inwander our streets with legally-concealed weapons, and I'm also pretty gloomy at the mo- hardly anything to cheer about. too often they, transmit a breath- action. L Nothing works if Repubthen give them permission to shoot to kill whenever they ment about the prospects for Here's the basic problem: the taking level of hostility. licans are committed to blocking
believe their lives are threatened. meaningful immigration. reform Democratic Party seems likely None of this eliminates the every single thing Obama seeks
Thus, the question remains what alternatives are we unless House Speaker John to grow ever stronger nationally possibility that Democrats will to do. No wonder Obama chose
promoting? What are we Saying to Florida's Governor, Boehner decides that passing while the GOP remains flrmly nominate flawed presidential to unveil his economic program
Ric Sctt Wht ettrs rewe eningto urelete ofi-a bill is more important than entrenched locally. This means candidates or that Republicans while making what looks like a Ric Sot? ha lttrsar w sndngtoou eecedofi-keeping his job. the stubborn, maddening, un- will nom Linate attractive ones. campaign swing. It will be the
cials and are we making our position clear? Each day that My fear is that stasis has be- productive standoff between a But all things being equal, the voters who eventually get us out
goes by allows for another potential George Zimmerman come a structural feature of our Democratic president and a Re- Democratic Party likely will go of this hole. Unfortunately, that
to take the law into his' own hands and shoot an innocent Politics. Nothing lasts forever, publican majority in the House into presidential elections with a may take some time. individual because they appeared to be "suspicious." but this depressing state of af- may be the new normal. De- structural advantage. Eventually -Eugene Robinson is, a Pulitzer
Protests changed public sentiment during the civil rights fairs could be with us for quite a mographic trends clearly favor the GOP will be at pains to defend Prize-winning newspaper colera. But this is a different day that calls for new strategies. while and could get worse. The the Democrats in presidential even Texas, the party's only reli- umnist and the former assistant It's time we employed them. public is niot amused. Three-out- elections. Hispanics and Asian- able mega state. Yet the Repub- managing editor of The Washingof-four Americans disapprove of Americans, the nation's biggest lican majority in the House, en- ton Post.

DemS better not wait too late, 3 ET DKN F.We.

to et hei shp i orer hydon't white people not see'racism?.
Almost three years ago, two business moguls, Democrat Alex Sink and Republican Rick Scott, decid- Next week I will participate experience but from a new NBC that's true. :think. Seemingly ce
edtht he wntd o iv i te loid Gve-in a racial discrimination hear- News/Wall Street Journal poll out So what explains the discon- language allows the majority to ing against a Manhattan night Wednesday that showed a vast nect? Blacks are surrounded and, engage in public discourse under nor's Mansion. Former Governor Charlie Christ had sought club that frisked and searched disparity between white and Black inundated by the metal of r'ac- the mantle of innocence and thus
greener pastures and so the door was left wide open for a me when I attended on a "Black perceptions on race relations. The ism while those who do not carry dismiss the vestiges and effects of newcomer. Scott used his millions and preached to his night" but does not search pa- poll, conducted after George Zim- the magnet of Blackness remain hundreds of years of legally sancbase of conservatives colleagues. Meanwhile, Sink mean- trons on mostly' white nights. merman was acquitted for shoot- oblivious to our experience. To toned. white supremacy. The only
dered about the state with a lukewarm message that in- Last week, I was accused of steal- ing un armed 17-year-old Trayvon them, racism is a thing of the racists in this vision are the peoSpired no one while also making the mistake of ignoring ing an iPhone by a white woman -ple who complain about racism.
Black voters until the 11th hour -a decision that would in Miami who came up to Me any whites are still stuck in the,1 1960s image of overt If you kill an unarmed Black boy
cothrdal.and asked if she could search bioro lnmnbrigcossadsgea or fan the flames of white resentSince Scott's victory, we have seen his chameleon- MY po ckets to find it. It was notmetotakrdyu'ea"lie aur. ehae en imsil lk te rvebila joke or a pickup line. And just Mtionist governors blocking schoolhouse doors. triot." But if you help the family
lastmont, I ad o pul ou myof the young Black boy who was Cheshire cat only two ignore the pleas of the voters and ow iPhone to photograph and killed, you're a "race hustler. To
instead follow his own mind. report the license plate and me- Martin, found that 52 percent of past. The problem is we need to be white in America allows you
In fact, Scott has shown us in no uncertain terms that dallion number of a taxicab driver whites think race relations are recognize how new and subtle the freedom to remain oblivious
he has little interest in the needs of common folk. Said an- in New York's Union Squiare who "good" in America while 58 per- forms of race bias have replaced to these distinctions. And until other way, one could posit from his actions that he barely refused to pick me up and then cent of Blacks describe race rela- the old overt acts of racial dis- whites examine their own racial considers the challenges that face ordinary people par- drove across the street to pick up tions as "bad." crimination. Unfortunately, our privilege and open their eyes to
ticularly, but not exclusively, Black men, women and chil- a white customer seconds later. The new poll numbers follow laws and our public discourse the experience of Blacks, they'll dren. For many Blacks, I suspect similar results from a recent haven't kept up with the changes never notice the magnet we carry
1 i-11-- -1 3 1 ___- I -__-1,-3___-3_ -these stories aren't entirely sur- Washington Post-ABC News poll. in racism. Many whites are still every day.



We don't need another hero like Zimmerman
iMU 4O After self-appointed neighbor- face-to-face. What was Mar- why he didn't call 911 and ask rain, talk on the pho
4-if [14 hood, watchman George Zim- tin to do? According to Florida for medical assistance as Martin hooded sweatshirts as long as
fAdtY merman was acquitted in the law, the Zimmerman family and lay dying for up to ten minutes. doing so is lawful and parental0. wrongful death of 17-year-old their attorneys, Martin's only According to defense attorney ly-approved. They should be exo fTrayvon Martin, his brother -alleged defensible position was Mark O'Mara, Zimmerman will pected to return home alive from
't Robert Jr. tweeted, "Today... to become victim to his pur- spend the rest of his life looking such excursions.
I'm proud to be an American." suer. A successful self-defense over his shoulder. If true, he at Kids should also be able to I am proud to be an American by.Martin was apparently out of least won't have further opportu- flee from "creepy" men or, that every day. But the knowledge failing, have leave to effectively
that it is apparently possible to protect themselves when so acget away with killing someone K costed.
without punishment is not a issolbealtogto6nnec trswkin What is more, grown men
contributing factor to my love of the rain, talk on the phone and wear hooded sweatshirts who kill kids through the conas lon as doing so is lawful and parentally-approved, sequences of their own actions
As the prosecution summa- should be held' accountable.
rized, it's any child's worst night- As Tina Tuner sang that Mad
mare (or any person, really): Max movie, "We don't need anwalking home alone, in the dark the question. nity to act as an angel of the god other hero." We certainly don't
and being followed. The Zimmerman family would he believes wanted him to take a need any more George Zimmer. U As first described by American understandably rather have life. mans.
physiologist Walter Cannon in their loved one survive. Zimmerman's delusions aside, Florida needs to re-examine
the 1920s, such conditions cause In his 2012 interview with Sean it is difficult to believe Florida's and correct its laws before these SV, the human body to mobilize it Hannity, Zimmerman seemed various defense laws are intend- patterns of behavior get out ofresources,to deal with threaten- to have no remorse about set- ed to afford so little protection hand, else this country will find ing circumstances. It's called ting off the chain of events that to potential crime victims. The itself undeserving of anyone's the flight-or-fight response. culminated with him killing a precedent established here pride on any day. We know from witness Rachel child. He does not regret getting is concerning. How this will Djana Milton, a member of the Jeantel's testimony that Martin out of his car. He does not re- play out for other young, people Project 21 Black leadership nettried the former flight but gret taking his gun with him. He deemed out of place in'the future work, is a software engineer, that didn't work. does not regret pulling the trig- is worrisome, product of Catholic schools and
The two individuals- civil- ger. He believes it was all part Kids should be able to go to is a classically-trained musician, ian adult and minor came of "God's plan." Perhaps that's convenience stores,.walk in the pilot, and former athlete.

What the World needs is love not revenge
Justice is a lot like. beauty tion and beyond reproach. The of race, we still feel insecure love and light.. What one sees depends on his or" bad guy (in this case, "white His- about being shortchanged and An olive branch *of love and her perspective, panic") must accept complete re- left out. The affirmation we crave, forgiveness towards both sides
Where race, is concerned in sponsibility for the outcome de- in terms of complete acceptance in the Zimmerman case is what America, true justice is beside spite any actions or fault by'the and unconditional love, can only our country needs most.
L the point. victim. come from God. If we respond in love, we teach
Whites cried foul at the O.J, Justice is only served by pun- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. un- young people to reach for someSimpson verdict. Now. Blacks ishing the "racist," creating a derstood this well: thing higher than courtroom
fume over George Zimmerman's harmonious path to racial jus- Darkness cannot drive out justice: moral justice. 14APP not guilty verdict. tice. darkness; only light can do that. This peace is better than jus.A tN As both sides become inflamed Why so one-sided? Despite Hatecannot drive out hate; only twice This is security in equality.
to a boiling point, racial division Moments like these present an
is guaranteed. . v o toward opportunity to let love overcome
Those who, feel .denied or be- t whti unfair, common and
trayed rarely leave the courtroom sides in the Zimmerman case is what our country needs lowly, and turn it into a mass of
Thosin peace. With Simpson, the n olive branchlof' la org i bot light where ugliness is washed
in pec~. Wth Smpson themost.lf we respond in love, we teach young people to lgtweeuinsisahd
grieving Goldman family fought away.
back in civil court to receive. f reach for something higher than courtroom justice: moral justice. An instinct to fight.'back and :N\, : /NN NY N nancialjustice. Trayvon Martin's seek revenge is natural and
Family and a supportive 'Black strong. But this proves that fear
N \NiNNN ,N:sN' community vow to find justice professional, political and ar- love can do that. has outwitted us and enslaved
through civil suits and marches. tistic progress, the Black com- When Dr. King said this during us once again to a limited sense Others have chosen violence. munity remains insecure about one of America's most racially- of power, respect and equality. ..It's about how justice is de- our equality. It applies not only divided times, he was not debat- To achieve peace, let us first
fined in the Black community. to opportunity and freedom, but ing the cruelty and injustice of be peace. This is what the world Cases such as the Zimmerman also actions and character. Un- hate and racism. Nor'was he de- needs right now. W would you support an economic t become less about the cir- fortunately, too many still feel nying its power. He was instead Lisa Fritsch, a member of the
cumstances and more about a they are getting less of the meal speaking of the only way to over- Project 21 Black leadership netboycott in Florida to help end desire for "racial justice." and paying more of the bill. come the stain of discrimination work, is the author of Obama,
This is a perverted sense of Even though God is the one and hate. Tea Parties and God. Herperson'stand, your ground' laws? justice where the victim (always true judge of all things earthly The Black community has the al web site is located at www.
Black) is immortalized to perfec- and eternal, inside and outside power to heal our country with JAMES SCOTT, 65 JULIETTE MALDONADO, 50
Jacksonville, Fl, retired Miami, permit expeditor

"Yes, I Yes, I would
would supp ot t w
would sort o Feds attack ZI n immr 'arc ~
an economic economic o on enr
boycott be- cott. There
cause Trayvon is nothing Justice Department lawyers ally, a practice not seen since lead detective in the case told it creates a dfi
Martin was in good about should not attempt to pros- Woodrow Wilson pursued his the FBI that Zimmerman was overcome. Finally, unlike the
the right to 'that law. It's 'ecute George Zimmerman for political goals through abusing suspicious of Martin because judge who all but embraced the
defend him- time to take the death of Trayvon Martin. federal prosecutorial authority. of his clothing and the time of prosecution of Zimmerman, a
self. We need a stand; if we They likely won't succeed, and Wlson's use of the Espionage day not Martin's ethnicity. federal judge is likely to be truall the help allow lawmakers to- keep doing would probably compound the and Sedition Acts to arrest and But it gets harder -finding ly neutral. President Obama
an cinw htte r onte awful precedent set by the state should never have politicized
and gettouta 'SaneYu will ctiney failig. ofFordoi usuing tisensewoda's Jutc Deatmntmust distort the meaning this case, but instead allowed it
Ground' laws." ovrna objetiaorom thelie to run. its course wherever oncrmnlivsiaoplc"fht ~m tttst hreimra eas the-ground investigators took
FRTZEIEN, 4THREALEI, chief and the community's pros- prosecutors lack a definitive finding :." it. But Obama injected himself
FITZi lonshENE GTERiA isabled 5 ecutor. These missteps were fol- "early on when he speculated to
MailoghranGogadialdlowed with a decision to bypass 'the media that the son he never
a grand jury. silence critics as well .as the Zimmerman's specific intent to had would "look like Trayvon."
"Yes, we "I would ,Adding a pro-prosecution media rolled back the clock on kill Martin. The jury determined A Justice Department interneed to start support it. judge, all the safeguards pro- constitutional rights. Today's that Zimmerman was acting in ested in the' rule of law and not
somewhere.- If The verdict in tecting Americans from po- Justice Department must dis- self-defense when his gun dis- the rule of the mob would steer
we don't take the Trayvon litical or unwarranted pros- tort the meaning of hate crime charged and that he intended clear from this case and any like
care of each Martin case ecution were missing, allowing statutes to charge Zimmerman to protect himself from death or it,
other, than wasn't right. this train-wreck of a case to because prosecutors lack a de- great bodilyharm. With murder Horace Cooper, a former law
nothing will Any oppor- proceed. If the feds follow suit, finitive finding that Zimmerman in the second degree and man- professor and former congressioget done. The N. tunity to put they will head down the same is, in fact, a racist. Even the slaughter on the table, jurors nal leadership staffer, is the co'Stand Your an end to this path of an unjustified prosecu- so-called profilifig issue disinte- .found Zimmerman not guilty chairman of the Project 21 Black
Ground' law is really made to law and support Trayvon will tion re-establishing, nation- grates upon closer review. The of both. While not dispositive, leadership network. kill us [Blacks]." be a great decision. We need to
stand united."
Miami, self-employ'ed STEPHEN J, KNIGHT, 21 ''' "'
Mimi cr etilrFamily angry over "distasteful comments"
"I would support it, be- "I wudWe had the opportunity to takes great concern with Ms. If Ms. Arnold has an issue Police Department available to
cause if it's support this read your article written 'by Arnold using our family trag- with the Mayor she needs to our family in an effort to ensure
not working because so Willard Shepard in the July 24- edy [the double homicide of find a legitimate avenue to ad- that these inhumane murderthe way it mn thgs30, 2013 edition of The Miami Annette Anderson and Tyrone vance her cause other than us- ers are apprehended and reshould then .happen that Times where it was reported Walker, Jr.] as a political ploy. ing our family's loss. moved from our streets.
a o m e t h i n g i we can handle that Miami Gardens Mayor She has not come forth to Mayor Oliver has been be- Our family stands in support
new needs to on our own; .. ~ Oliver Gilbert is facing possible provide any moral support and yond supportive of our family of Mayor Oliver and will not
be done, 'espe-II but working j. recall. The writer quoted a resi- we find the timing of this mat- from the day this tragedy oc- support any recall based on ercially if that's 'together to put dent, 'Fanny Arnold, of whom ter from her to be distasteful curred and has made every roneous statements.
the only way to get the atten- an end to this law will be the we have no knowledge. in what appears to be political possible resource of his office -Rev. Virgil Walker
tion needed." best way." The Walker/Anderson family gain, and the City of Miami Gardens Miami


Race progress not enough



By Bob Beckol V1 Cal Thomas President Obama acknowledged and showcasing people who are living an illusion.
the trial was fair. The prosecu- have overcome challenges ought CAL: We're focusing on the Cal Thomas is a conservative tion couldn't prove its thin case. to -serve as "you can do it" ex- wrong thing, Bob. The problems columnist. Bob Beckel is a liber- Investigators said race was nev- amples, rather than constantly in the Black community aren't al Democratic strategist. But as er an issue, but it became one focusing on "racism, which can mainly caused by racism. The longtime friends, they can often thanks to the "usual suspects" be used as an excuse for failure out-of-wedlock birth rate among find common ground on issues who make money, gain politi- rather than an obstacle that Black women, for example, is that lawmakers in Washington cal power and appear on TV by can be overcome, two-and-a-half times higher
cannot. keeping us divided. BOB: As You know, Cal, my among 15- to 19-year-olds than
BOB: President Obamna's dad was deeply involved in the non-Hispanic whites, according C ANuw r)
BOB: Whether you agree with statement on race was excel- civil rights movement in the to the Centers for Disease Conthe verdict in the Zimmerman/ lent. He explained why there .1950s and '60s. He marched trol and-'Prevention. Black ba- --Moto: MafttYork, AP
Martin trial, or not, it's over, is unrest in the Black commu- with Dr. Martin Luther King bies are aborted at a higher rate People walk in a community march for just"ce for Trayvon The emotions it unleashed in nity, despite the fact that many and was jailed in the South than any, other group, further ,Martin on Monday in Phoenix. The 17-year-old was killed the Black community, however, Blacks like Bill Cosby accepted many times. cheapening African-American latyrinFoda
are far from over. Last weekend the verdict. What the president CAL: I know you followed in life. The president J,i a, cham- lsyainFod. in hundreds of demonstrations was trying to tell whites and your father's footsteps. pion of "abortion rights" but lice and wannabe cops such as street, or following Black shopacross the country, Blacks rose other races is that despite enor- BOB: I did. I was involved in says nothing about the carnage George Zimmerman. The anger pers. There are manmy more exup to denounce the verdict. mous advances in civil rights, Black' voter registration drives in his own community. Demo- in the 'Black community was amples. Some demonstrations were vio- an undercurrent of racism still in the 1970s and experienced cratic politicians won't agree less about an awful verdict and CAL: I grant all of that and lent, but most were not. What leads to the targeting of too firsthand the level of violence' to school choice to allow poor Florida's barbaric "stand your have seen it myself, but the methis trial has launched is. an- many Black men. and racism that still existed Black children to escape failed ground" law than it. was about dia. play a role in promoting negother debate about race, again CAL: 1 agree with Cosby that in the South. Racism was also schools. I could go on. the indiscriminate stopping ative images of African Ameniraising familiar issues that con- the trial wasn't about race, and entrenched in many northern BOB: Few whites ,have ex- and searching of Blacks by po- cans. 'The evil "gangsta rap", tinue to 1e ignored. I agree with the president that -neighborhoods. Race relations perienced the disgraceful pro- lice without cause, and subtle culture that disrespects women
CAL: America doesn't do trials there has been, great progress have come a long way, but those filing, of Blacks that exists to things like locking car doors and clothing that shouts
by mob. We have a jury system. in civil rights. That progress who'believe racism is behind us this day, especially among po- when a Black man crosses a Please turn to RACE 6A

'Stand your ground' Another case. stirs -passions

By Jordan Friedman The 32-year-old. mother of 1 .l.1 ackelyn Barnard, the directhree 'from Jacksonville fired M i t k n I ~ -1I r n 1 ~ htor 'of communications for the
There's another face appear- what she says was a warning M is a e id n i y b i g e t Florida State Attorney's Office.
ing on protest signs and pam- shot at a wall during an argu- 70The same day, Attorney Genphlets at Trayvon Martin ral- ment with her husband, Riico irto taoreral Eric Holder questioned
lies across the country. Gray, in 2010. Gray was not th eats to P astor Z im m eran n~ "stand your ground" laws in a
The story of Marissa Alexan- wounded. George A. Zimmnermann, a retired pastor in Florida, Until the first night of the speech to the NAACP.
der,- who is serving a 20-year Alexander had a protective ,trial. The Zimmerman and Alexanprison sentence for aggravated order against her husband at has received death threats meant for the man On June 25, Zimmermann der cases illustrate how "stand
assault with a deadly weapon, the time because he had beat- acquitted in the fatal shooting of Tha yvon Martin was awakened by two calls in your ground" laws are applied
is gaining national attention en her in the past. She had no the middle of the night from unfairly to racial minorities
through online petitions, so- criminal record. By Molly Vorvwerck from his post at Georgetown protesters, although he says' in the U.S. legal system, said
cial media and protests in the Her lawyers tried to get the 'United Methodist Church in they were tame in comparison Janaye Ingram, the Washingaftermath of the George Zim- case dismissed before trial Death threats were the last Paradise, Pd. He says his time with the one he received July ton, D.C., bureau chief of Al merman acquittal. under Florida's "stand' your type of phone calls George A. in Florida had been relatively 14, a day after the verdict was Sharpton's National 'Action
Zimmermann, 78, thought peaceful and uneventful reached. N Ietwork, at a vigil for Trayvon
he'd get after serving for 55 until the phone calls began "Hey (expletive), you're the Martin on Saturday. years as his Pennsylvania trickling in. one who killed Trayvon Mar- AlhuhZmeans'community's preacher. According to Zimmermann, tin, when your (expletive) get fense, team didn't use a "stand
And he never thought he'd he started receiving the calls out, you're dead," the caller your ground" defense in his be mistaken for the man head- immediately after Zimmer- said in a message left on the trial, the case has prompted \\N\nA ~\ ~lining news these days: 'George man (with' one n), 29, shot the. answering machine. "Wherever discussion 'about racial 'prtfilZimmerman, the Sanford, Fla., teenager. you go, you're dead. Wherever inadsefees.
neihbohoo wach olutee I th beinnngI rceied you're trying to hide, you're Marissa Alexander can fire a acquitted in the fatal shoot- four or five calls," Zimmer- dead. Watch your (expletive) warning shot after documented ing of unarmed teen Trayvon mann says. "I'd say, 'Hey, you move. You think you're free, cases of domestic violence and Martin in February 2012. got the wrong person. I don't You're not: You better get ready ge 20yas,
Zimmermann, 78, retired live in Sanford.' And then it to dig a 6 -foot hole, cause you "Trayvon Martin can be killed
to Deland, Fla.,' 16 years ago stopped." Please turn to IDENTITY 8A frdigntigwog n

his killer goes free.''
Ground" law, but the court re- to escape. and sentence. 'Florida Assistant State Attorj ected the argument, saying Al- Alexander's lawyers have Corey, who prosecuted Alex- ney Richard Mantei, told USA ~ \ exanider fired out of anger, not filed an appeal of her 2012 con- ander and also filed second- TODAY that much of 'the disS fear for her life. viction. degree murder charges against cussion about the Alexander
More than 20 states have The Rev. Jesse Jackson met Zimmerman in the daho cseiincute- ,and social
"stand your ground" laws, with Alexander for an hour on Trayvon Martin, answered media are partly to blame. which generally allow the use July 16 and phoned Florida Jackson's questions about the "What's fueling the particuMarissa Alexander is serving a 20-year prison sentence for of lethal force for self-defense State 'Attorney Angela, Corey prison sentence and reiterated lar attention is a false narrative aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. without the duty of -trying to discuss Alexander's charge the prosecution's case, said Please turn to CASE 6A

Obama's Trayvon remarks hit -right notes State can't run from

Moderate tone gfun controversy

gave his iw CrsSih ofotn


0Zimmerman "got away with

murder," says Hispanic juror

Sybrina Fulton devastated after B29, who only wanted to be
identified as Maddy.
hearing juror's admission Maddy, a nursing assistant
and mother of eight children,
'By Alyssa Newcomb my son to be held accountable was the only minority member
and to pay for this awful crime." of the all-female panel. She said
Trayvon Martin's mother, she favored convicting Zimmera Sybrina Fulton, said it was MORE ABOUT JUROR B29 man of second-degree murder
"devastating" to hear a juror Fulton's comments came when deliberations began. tell ABC News in an exclu- hours after juror B29 emerged "I was the juror that was go.. .sive interview that the jury in from the shadows and told ing to give them the hung jury.
Wt the George Zimmerman case "Good Morning America" an- I fought to the end," she said.
thought the former neighbor- chor Robin Roberts Thursday Her feelings were eventually hood watchman was guilty and she believes she owes Martin's swayed by the second day of "got away with murder." parents an apology because deliberations after she realized
"It is devastating for my fam- she feels "like I let them down." there wasn't enough proof to ily to hear the comments from "It's hard for me to sleep; it's convict Zimmerman of murder juror B29, comments which hard for me to eat because I or manslaughter under Florida
we already knew in our hearts feel I was forcefully included law.
to be true," Fulton said. "That in Trayvon Martin's death. And "You can't put the man in jail George Zimmerman literally as I carry him on my back, I'm even though in our hearts we got away with murder. This
kC"TIA.ION new information challenges our
nation once again to do every..4F thing we can to make sure that
-Photo courtesy Jason Smith this never happens to another
child. That's why Tracy [Martin] and I have launched The
Comm. Monestime shows Trayvon, Martin Foundation to
try and take something very
support for Trayvon Martin painful andnegative and turn
it- into something positive- as a
legacy to our son."
Tracy Martin (center, at the podium), the father of Trayvon Martin, spoke to over As the National Urban
League's annual conference
1,000 supporters during a prayer vigil and rally- held just over a week ago in downtown held recently in Philadelphia,
Miami. He is surrounded by family members while Miami-Dade County Commissioner Fulton asked people to "rap
Jean Monestime (rear, left) who also spoke, stands in solidarity your mind around what has
"No prom for Trayvon," she Juror B29 in the Zimmerman trial, known only by her first said. "No high school gradua- name, "Maddy."
tion for Trayvon. No college for
M i am i Gardens M ayor Oliver Trayvon. No. grandkids coming hurting as much [as] Tray- felt he was guilty," Maddy said.
from Trayvon. All because of a von Martin's mother because "But we had to grab our hearts face law, a law that has prevented there's no way that any moth- and put it aside and the
G lbert m ay face rec l vote the person who shot and killed er should feel that pain," said evidence."

Disgruntled citizens start petition debt, they need to be accurate," ',-NK
Crew said. "We have a capital *.
drive to oust City's leader debt of $98M which one could Six murdered in H aleah,
round up to $.100M. That debt
By D. Kevin McNeir includes the construction cost *
kmcneir@miamitimesonline.cqm of our new, and first, City Hall dI n stm rm
[$55M], the building of several d r n s rma
The City of Miami Gardens is new recreation buildings and By Steve Litz This is one of the worst 10 to 20 shots into the street,
still reeling from a series of hor- the purchase of new police ve- shooting we'v probably killing vilanes h was at
rific crimes. In fact, the problem hicles. However, that is not er in ilh," p e
hides.~'O Howver thtihot N*'I\N NNd le ahv a the apa).p
of escalating crime is bne of the .. apitb debt. We' a~duali' "r
reasons that-someresidents say $11M in reserve and based on ia ih aprt Zog
they are in support of efforts to our last rating from Fitch, we tnitomplex as 42yeard p o o esc r ad s h ,
recall the recently-elected may- -are rated as having low debt Pedro tll lot next to
or, Oliver Gilbert. Now residents something that is rare for most rn lastwe Sc n ot 6 d: p th tr h h
of Miami Gardens have initiated municipalities." *{ id4
of iai Grdns av intitedmuicialtie."officers shot and killed Vargas ter Vargas lit apa-frment 408 Vargas then entered another
a petition drive that, if success- If voters want to remove Gil- Odt*a"r
ful, would place the issue on the bert from office, filing the recall after h killed sx people in an where he lived t 1485 West apartment where he took two
ful woud allow vters ton e b o c apartment building in Hia- 46th Street on fire with some hostages at gunpoint. Negoballot and allow voters to decide OLIVER GILBERT paperwork is only the beginning lh, jus f miles north of sort of cobustible liquid. Of- tiators were talking with Varwhether the Mayor should re- of the process. Enough signa- Miai, ending an hours-long officials confirmed Var a a scovrig that
main in office or not. According under statutory definition that tu'res would need to be gath s dof e to our sources, political opera- would allow me to bq removed ered and verified to call for an leah Polic said. cash and his mothr was in the man had two hostages in
tive and gadfly Vanessa Brito, from office," he said. "And as election, and then voters would Officials identified the vic- the apartment cople at the an apartment, the SWAT unit who was a key figure in the for rumors about our finan- go back to the polls to see if he is s tlo Pisitti, 79, time of the fire Th other decided terte was no more successful recall effort against cial well-being, we are in better keeps his job or issent packing. Caira Pisciotti, 69, Carlos as able to get ut to safetI, tim to negotiate. About eight former Miami-Dade County 'shape now than we were a year Editor's note: Miami Gardens Jaer Ga-lanes, 33, Paticio but it is not clear how. Build- hours after the situation beMayor Carlos Alvarez, has been ago. In regards to our crime Police Department Deputy Chief Siniono, 64 Mer S. Niebles, ing managers Italo Pisciotti an, a SWAT team entered the pressed into action to lead the problem, homicide numbers are Paul Miller says that since law 51, an 1- f.c r t apartment, killing Vargas and
$1erod eae and Cair 11-yeott ran tre. apetition effort. We were unable down as compared to one year enforcement was taken over by I'm torn apart by all ards the apartment when saving the two hostages.
to reach her by telephone at her ago." the Department in 2007, there ewa cm "Tee ste
Miami office. However; Gilbert City Manager Danny Crew has been a reduction in crime of Carlos Hernandez. Accord- ing out ofit and aras came ple have lost their lives in this
says not only has he not seen confirmed Gilbert's statements 40 percent. Look for more about t .pl o ot i k, e
the petition, but he doesn't be- regarding both the City's crime the changes that the police in w tgor a. in t oe t
lieve he's done anything that numbers and the City's finan- Miami Gardens have initiated from an apartment building Vargas then ran bk into the said. Now starts the inveswould merit a recall cial health in an exclusive interview with where the were bein held burning apartment, alked tigation, how and why this
"I have not done anything "When people talk about our Miller in our next edition. hostage out onto his balconyand fired happened.

'Thrilled'bypope'sgayremark, Black life is held 'too cheap,'

LGBT groups now await action Black lawyers say in Miami

By Emma Margoiin mail within the Vatican. By Rick Stone
"I have yet to find on a VatiLGBT groups last Monday can identity card the word With Trayvon Martin's grievsaw the pope's remarks on gay 'gay,'" he said. "If a person is ing mother standing by, the
clergy as a significant shift from gay and seeks the Lord and has National Bar Association [NBA]
those held by his predecessors, Q Ni $ good will, who am I to judge at its convention in Miami
and perhaps the beginning of 41 .NK ; *>that person?" Beach last Monday demanda sea change in the Catholic.... Pope Francis'take on gay cler- ed new respect for Black lives
Church. gy is all the more extraordinary in America and pointed out the
The "who am I to judge" state- in light of his predecessor Pope best place to start: by.repealing
ment from Pope Francis regard- Benedict XVI's stance on homo- stand your ground self-defense ,
ing gay clergy was "an absolute sexuality who in 2005, signed a laws wherever they exist. .,".E
thrill," to hear, said Marianne document saying that men with A member of the jury that acDuddy-Burke, executive direc- deeply-rooted homosexual ten- quitted George Zimmerman in
tor of Dignity USA, an organiza- POPE FRANCIS dencies should be barred from the shooting death of Trayvon .. ,
tion of gay and lesbian Catho- the priesthood. Pope Benedict Martin has been saying publics. "I give credit to Francis for vow of celibacy, however, their also reaffirmed his commitment licly that Florida's stand your I dealing with it in the open. The sexual orientation shouldn't to the "traditional family," and ground law left her no option. -Photo: Carlo Allegri
fact that we're all talking about factor into whether they can be suggested that homosexuality Last Monday in Miami Beach, Sybrina Fulton, center, the mother of slain teenager Trayit is an exciting thing." church leaders. was a choice running counter Trayvon's mother, Sybrina Ful- Sybrin ener, toer f Sain tnager a
While gay rights advocates The pope himself affirmed to God-given nature. Similarly, ton, said the same thing with von Martin, speaks next to Rev Al Sharpton, right, during a applauded the pope's com- that position during his press Pope John Paul II denounced the same memorable phrase. rally in New York on Saturday.
ments, Catholic groups said conference, making it clear gay marriage in a 2005 speech "I just think it assisted the the views were in line with the that allegations involving a gay where he said that family "must person who killed my son to get what were called justifiable ho- west mentality" includes a Church's teachings on homo- relationship do not constitute never be undermined by laws away with murder," she said. micides. state-by-state review of stand
sexuality and are not a radical a crime, like sexually abus- based on a narrow and unnatu- Fulton shared a stage with "136 according to justice sta- your ground laws, with presshift in doctrine. The Vatican ing children, but are still sins, ral vision of man." lawyers, officials of the mostly tistics, unarmed, all killed by sure on the states to repeal
teaches that gay men and wom- which should be forgiven. He Some Catholics pointed out black National Bar Associa- police, vigilantes or killed by them, bringing George Zimen should be accepted, but that also spoke on the subject of that Pope Francis is a long way tion and civil rights leaders, security guards," said Jack- merman back to court to face homosexual inclinations con- homosexuality in response to a from endorsing same-sex mar- including Jesse Jackson. He son. "It means Black life has civil rights charges in the Traystitute an "objective disorder" question from reporters about riage, but the pope's comments said stand your ground laws been cheapened." von Martin case and boycotting
and indicate a tendency toward the so-called "gay lobby"- an nevertheless signal a signifi- have contributed to a shock- The NBA's action plan for publishers that try to bring "intrinsic moral evil." Since alleged group of gay clergymen cant change in approach to the ing number of unarmed Blacks addressing what its president, books by Zimmerman's jurors priests are required to take a linked to corruption and tblack- LGBT community who were killed last year in John Page, called a "wild, wild to market.


Jay-Z: George Zimmerman is a'mall cop' Celebrity ______By Ann Oldenburg That doesn't mean he's a
criminal, he won. If you try to x. '
The music mogul has a lot attack me and I defend myself, KEVIN HART SUED FOR NOT SHOWING UP AT GIG
to say about racism and the how can I be in the wrong? Comedian Kevin Hart is America's favorite funny man right now, but with more
George Zimmerman verdict. ..How is that right? This guy money come more problems. Harts busy schedule has him stopping from one place
Beyoncd and Jay Z made went to get some Skittles and to another, usually collecting a check in the process. But when he wants to do somean appearance at a Trayvon go back and watch the All-Star thing else, he just does it. Now he's being sued by the Cameo Nightclub for not showMartin rally in New York City game. He had plans ... he had ing up to an event that he was scheduled to attend. The club owners claim that on.the
on Saturday. They were among "' no intentions of robbing any- night that Hart was supposed to arrive, he ditched the club and ran off to party with
those protesting George Zim- one's home." Dwyane Wade and Terrence J. The event was to take place on June 22nd, but that
merman's acquittal in the Of the recently acquitted Hart allegedly went to the Miami Heat championship party at the Dream Nightclub
high-profile case. Zimmerman, Jay Z went on to instead. The club says they spent $4,680 preparing for Hart's arrival and that their
Jay Z has been vocal about '. say, "We all know it was wrong. reputation also took a hit, since they promised patrons that Hart was going to be
his feelings about the verdict. It was wrong. This guy's not a there. They are suing Hart for $15,000. Hart has agreed to reschedule his appearAnd in a new interview with professional. First of all, you're dance at the club.
Rap Radar's Elliott Wilson not a professional to profile
posted Wednesday on YouTube, someone. A professional law -WYANE WADE QUIETS EXWIFE WITH $5M SETTLEMENT
the music mogul is even more - enforcement officer is taught As much might be annoyed by Dwyane Wade's ex-wife for going out in
candid. not to profile. This guy's a nov- public and pretending to be homeless, it appears her tactics might have worked. Af"I was really angry, I didn't ice. This guy's a (effing) mall ter the rush of negative publicity that came after Siohvaughn Funches went out in
sleep ays,"gy a ys. iecop." public holding up a sign calling out her ex-husband for leaving her on the streets, it
"I was really angry about it, He said he hopes the new Iis reported that Wade's attorneys contacted the woman to close the deal on their
that the thing that we all knew generation doesn't "see color." divorce. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Funches is going to walk away a milthat there was still a bit of But, he said, "You still see that lionaire, receiving $5M dollars from her ex-husband but she must first sign a
racism in America, but for it to the old guard, that whole thing "non-disparage" agreement which means that she can't go out in public bashing
be so blatant. If you just ask I'm fighting against. That old her ex again. She says Wade had agreed to give her a cut of his endorsement deals,
the question, ask yourself the guard and their old ideas and which he allegedly failed to deliver in a timely manner. This doesn't even count the
question, 'Didn't Trayvon have their stubborn ways and all fact that he also took her kids enough to drive any mother insane. Wade might
the right to stand his ground?' their ego and all their (B.S.) be happy to get away from his ex-wife, who often goes over the top to prove her,
He was being chased, he was it's just still there. It still exists point. Last year, she was arrested for attempted child abduction, unlawful visitation
being chased and fought back. Beyonce and Jay-Z with Sybrina Fulton and Reverend Al and you just hate to believe interference and obstruction of a peace officer.
You know, he may have won. Shaprton. that."

U The Family Foundation Contact Clayton at 305-757- CHRIS BROWN HIT AND RUN CASE CRUMBLINGwill conducttheir 23rd Annual 7961. TWO CHARGES DROPPED
AIDS Benefit Banquet Aug. After Chris' probation was revoked on July 15 following a hit~and-run case, the
24th, at 6:30 p.m., at the U The Miami Alumni 'Fine China' singerseemed dangerously closeto spending upto fouryears in prison.
MTennessee But new developments suggest the case will be dismissed soon. After prosecutors
arriott oteln M a Airpor, Chater Udismissed misdemeanor charges against Chris of driving without insurance and driv1201 LeJeune Rd. Call, 305- State University meets
U MOCA will facilitate their 305-688-4611. 978-7100. every third Saturday 9 a.m ing without a license, only a hit-and-run allegation remains, according to the Los
Summer Studio July 29-Aug. at Picadilly Restaurant in Angeles Times. Chris' attorney, MarkGeragos, has filed amotionto dismissthefinal
16, from 1-5 p.m., at 770 0 Historic St. Agnes BTW Alumni Hialeah. Call 954-435-5391. charge, saying Chris reached a settlement wth the other driver, Olga Kovalenko,
N.E. 125th St. Call 305-893- Episcopal Church will have Association will sponsor a whose Mercedes he allegedly rear-ended in May.:Chris, who has publicly declared
6211. their Annual Island Dance on bus trip to Norcross, Ga. on U S.E.E.K., Inc. will feed hisinnocenceinthecase,pleadednotguiltyonduy23.Chris'repsareconfidentthat
Augi 2 at"8p.m.- la.m. Call Aug. 24. Call 305-542-0632. the homeless in the City theentirecasewillbedismissedsoonbecauseOlgadoesnotwanttopresscharges.
0 Zeta Royal Community 305-613-1354 or 305-696- of Overtown every first
Center invites parents, 4604. E Girl Power presents Saturday, at 2pm, at 14-15 RAPPER DMX ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH DUI
students and community their Girls on Fire Gospel St. and 1st Ave. Call 678- The Party Up rapper, :42, was arrested near Greenville, S.C., early Friday and
to implementation of the 0 Miami Edison Class of Brunch Explosion Aug. 25, 462-9794. charged with driving under the influence, according to the Associated Press.
21st century after school 1973 will be celebrating their at 1 p.m.', at The Armory DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmbns, was also charged with not having a drivprogram, July 30, 5p.m. at 40th class reunion at the Studios, 572 NW 23rd St. 9 Miami Northwestern er's license.
1743 NW 54 St. Call 305- Miami Biscayne. Bay Marriott, Call 305-756-5502. Class of 1979 make a The rapper was seen driving "erratically" Thursday night at about 11:30 p.m. when
496-9717. August 2-4. Contact at 305- connection. Call 786-399- he was pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to Sgt. Bob
606-4248.' 0 Liberty Square "Old 4726. Beres of the South Carolina Highway Patrol's media relations department.
0 The Miami Edison Project" Rkeunion will be After failing field sobriety test, he was transported to theGreenville Detention
Class of 1974, will be M Miami-Dade County held Aug. 31, at 10 a.m., at R Booker T. Washington Center and charged with driving under the influence, not having a driver's license
celebrating their 40th class Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez Arcola Lakes Park. Contact Class of 1967 meets every and not wearing a seat belt, Beressays.
reunion at the Miami Edison is hosting a Budget Town hall Phillip at 305-696-1819. third Saturday of the month, Simmons has faced a number of charges in recent years. He was arrested last
Sr. High School cafeteria, meeting Tuesday, Aug. 6, at at 7 p.m., at the African year in South Carolina on suspicion of driving without a license, and faced multiple
July 31, 6p.m. Call 305 301- North Dade Regional Library, NWe Sale Florida Homes Heritage Cultural Arts 2008 arrests in Phoenix on charges ranging from animal crueltyto reckless driving.
9147. 2455 NW 183 St. at 6p.m. will have their First Time Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave.
Call 305-375-1545. Homebuyer Workshop Aug. -Call 305-333-7128..
The City of Opa -locka 31, at 10:30 a.m. 3300 NW Morris Chestnut: Being
.Mayor and Commission U Belafonte TACOLCY 199th St. Call 305-469-3767. M Miami Alumni
Is sponsoring a Farm Share Center, Inc. is hosting a Chapter Tennessee State
Food Distribution on Aug. Back-to-school/Anti-Bullying k Range Park is offering University is sponsoring n w as hard
2, at 10a.m.- 1p.m., in'the Bash event on Aug. 10, from free self defense karate bus trip to Tallahassee Sept.
parking lot of Historic City 10a.m.- 4p.m. Call 305-751- 'classes, Mon. and Wed., at 6-8 for the TSU/FAMU game. By Dorkys Ramos tion company when I started
Hall, 777 Sharazad Blvd. Call 1295. 6 p.m., at 525 NW 62nd St. Call 954-435-5391. my production company was
It's hard to imagine any di- called Dark Skin Productions,
rector not wanting to cast the. because it was difficult breakStatewide drop seen in overall school grades steamy Morris Chest- ing in," Chestnut says. While
Inut in their movie, but we might keep looking
................................ .......................................................... th e actor recently spoke into the stru ggles B lack
GRADES Thirteen elementary and County and -15 in Broward about having a tough women face in Hollycontinued from 4C middle schools received F would have been Fs. Across the time landing roles in wood, it's important to
grades including nine district- M state, 261 schools avoided be- the beginning of his : .. remember that the men
Glade. Two charter schools run public schools. That's coming failing schools. career because of his 'i: have felt the cold shoulalso received F grades, Char- more than double from last i" In Broward, a total of 60 dark skin tone. Dur- "" '\. ": / der as well. Luckily for
ter School of Boynton Beach year where only six schools re- "" schools benefitted from grade I ing an interview with '' him and us ladies, reand Joseph Littles-Nguzo Saba ceived F's, three of which were drop limit. That number was Hello Beautiful, Chest- CHESTNUT ally Chestnut credits
School in West Palm Beach. district-run. 550 in the state. nut talked about the Wesley Snipes for -payThirteen others were rated D, Results also show 36 D-rat- Palm Beach County School struggle of being in Hollywood ing the way and helping other
including Forest Park Elemen- ed schools, versus 18 last year Superintendent Wayne Gent at a time when lighter-skinned dark-skinned brothers get their
tary in Boynton Beach and and 63 C schools, compared to said his school district fared Black men were getting the at- chance to shine.'And then,
Pine Grove Elementary in Del- 48 in 2012. well against the state, with 41 tention. "You're talking to the Wesley Snipes" broke through,
ray Beach Another 59 schools received percent. of Palm Beach Coun- right person, because when I and he opened it up for us
There I were 61 A-rated el- B grades (compared to 61 last ty's elementary schools receiv- was coming up, it was all about brothers, us dark-skinned
ementary and middle schools, year) and. 65 were A-rated, a ing As, compared to 27 percent Prince, Michael Jackson, Jesse brothers. Some of my boys,
38 B schools and 35 C schools huge drop from last year's 101 statewide. For middle schools, Jackson. So it was really dif- Shemar Moore, they're lightThere were some success A schools. ROBE RT RUNC|E 46 percent in Palm Beach ficult for me coming up. Mat- skinned, they get theirs too.
stories in Palm Beach County. Davie Elementary was one Brwr col ueitnet County were A-rated compared ter of fact, my first produc- There's enough for everybody."

west of West Palm Beach, and earning an A grade compared of Education acknowledged "Credit must be given to the o t
Washington Elementary in to a B last year. last week that the grading sys- hadwork an edication. pt Rem edial education co t
Riviera Beach climbed from a Two other charter schools tem is flawed. As a result, they forth by our teachers, princiC to an A. Ben Gamla charter school in decided for the second year to pals, and students," Gent said. O RE si aislk ah edn
For the first time since at Hollywood and Imagine Mid- limit schools to one grade drop, "Although our district continleast 2004, the Broward school dle Charter school in Coral even if they would have fallen ues to be a state leader, we still continued from 4C and writing to prepare for college-level courses.
district dropped to an overall C Springs also improved from B's two, three or four grades. have concerns as to the value as Fundamentals of Concep- About 60 percent of commugrade this year. Last year, the to A's this year. Without the safety net, four and accuracy of the current ac- tual Understanding & Success, nity college students enroll in
district was B-rated. Members of the state Board D-rated schools in Palm Beach countability system." and not only conquered the col- at least one developmental eduS~ lege math course but learned cation course, according to the
"No hil Let B hin m y lt sude ts own vital study skills that helped Community-.College Research
Chl"etB hn ~ e t d n sd w propel her to the dean's list. Center at Columbia UniversiTEST needs revising. The problem is tests to students with disabili- dent of Duval County Public ally immersed me in math . year colleges, about 20 percent
continued from 4C that no one can agree on how. ties. Schools in Jacksonville, Fla. .IdotthntatIwudsil ffrhmntdeserlli
Congress has failed repeatedly Supporters have hailed the Disability advocates -includ- be in college," said Grubb, who remedial classes, .according .to
The schools are required to over the past six years to re- flexibility. "We see the huge ing some Republicans -have now tutors other students in Complete College America, a
publish the results as well as authorize the law, leaving it in diversity around our country also complained that the bill math. non-profit in Washington, D.C.,
break out the scores of racial place and widely disliked, and the needs that go from the does not offer enough protec- Success stories like this are which has led efforts to reform
minorities, those with disabili- Over the past two years, the rural heartland of America to tons to special education stu- rare in college remedial edu- ,remedial education. One study ties and the poor. Obama administration has is- major urban school systems dents., cation, also known as devel- estimated the annual cost of
The law requires that all sued waivers that have so far with very different needs and "We can't forget what dis- opmental education, in which college-level remedial help to
students become proficient in released 39 states and the different populations,' said tricts were allowed to do to struggling students are re- students, colleges and taxpayreading and math by 20.14. District of Columbia from the Daniel A. Domenech, the ex- Black kids and brown kids .qcuired to take non-credit class- ers at close to $7 billion.
Children attending schools law's toughest deadlines. ecutive director of the Ameni- and poor kids before No Child -.!- --___~
that failed to meet targets The Republican bill, which can Association of School Left Behind," said Jo Hlih s ho ls p le
along the way to that bench- passed last week by a vote of Administrators, which repre- Starr, the superintendent of
mark are allowed to transfer 221 to 207, still requires an- sents 13,000 superintendents Montgomery County schools ............ ......... ......
to other public schools and nual testing and the reporting around the country. "One pro- in Maryland. "Unfortunately, a SCHOOL said foundation president Mary
receive tutoring services, and of scores. But it leaves deci- gram does not fit all." lot of the conversations contin- continued from 4C Wong.
schools that continue to fail sions on how to use the scores Others worry that students ue to perpetuate wrongheaded It plans to hand out 300,000
to make progress may face up to states and local districts in some states will end up with accountability. It's still about counties, Office Depot plans to sacks in areas near stores
changes in their faculty or and does not require them to an inferior education. "There too much standardized test- distribute more than 20,000 worldwide this year.
could be shut down. set targets for student achieve- are huge discrepancies across ing. But without the account- sackpacks this year. It works "We really believe in a collabVirtually everyone agrees ment or consequences for states and districts and cities ability measures for states and with such local nonprofits as orative effort," said Wong, "to today that such a goal is un- schools that fail It also allows regarding performance,' said districts, I do fear what hap- the YMCA, Kids in Distress, make sure these children go
reachable and that No Child states to administer different Nikolai Vitti, the superinten- pens to the equity agenda.' the Urban League and ASPIRA, back to school with dignity."



esti al in Badagry

Miami Times stajrepor t profit making organization wit hiofthee goil of Badathe support and collaboration of gry in 1842 as symbol of author Badagry (traditionally Gbagle) is local organizing committee whose ity to stop the slave trade and a coastal town and local govern- representatives cut across all the this singular action marked the
ment area [LGA] in Lagos State, geographical spread of Badagry beginning of the process of what Nigeria and is often referred to as local government. The festival is later became known as Nigeria. the Bright of Benin. Its popula- designated to celebrate the indig- Western education in Nigeria tion is estimated at 241,093. B enous culture and history of the took its roots in Badagry with the 1600s, this ancient city had people of Badagry and environ for the establishment of the first become a thriving community developmental purpose. This year elementary school called 'Nursery
reputed for trade in salt and salt- the Festival will run from August of the Infant Church'in 1834 by

Wille Luis 76 witness ati4iiii Em etTl rade
by evaporation at Gberefu 10thtoAu st25thandasis the Church Missioeary S uciety
Beach which was soon to become its annual tradition, will honor p CMS). The architectural evoluknown as the c sehe African Diaspora. tion of Nigeria started right here of Badagry. But this leitimate This year Marcus Garvey the in Badagry in 1845 when the first trade soon gave way to the slave foremostleader of Black Nation- ever story building in Nigeria was trade and for its first 400 years alism aind Pan Africanism and a built by Rev. C. O. Golmeras, of existence, the trading of slaveby champion of the 'Black to Africa' a vicarage for the early Church wil bei hon(i!l -ySo (owAgl
dominated all other interests. It movement ored. Mission Sct o A nan)
i became host to European slave And on Friday, August 23, a title missionaries. In 1876, the first
traders led by George Freemingo, will bestowed on Collins Ato- Agricultural School in Nigeria was a Portuguese slave merchant who bajun of Austin, Texas as the established by the Roman Cathocame togBadagryeinethep1660s.e"Gbese of Badagry Kingdom." lic Missionaries on Topo Island,
By 1740, Badagry had become a During the 14th festival in And in 1893, the first Teachers
thriving town for its sole indus- August 2014, Dr. Martin Luther Training College in Nigeria was

dtry the slave trade. It grew to King, Jr. will be saluted established on the same island by

ain important commercial center Roman Catholic missionaries. r

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trade through the creeks and DRUM IN THE WORLD

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lagoon and across the Atlantic to Badagry is also known as U ther

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teensdsi engthe 1840sb following the suppres- druys. The symbolic demg ise in is tro
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and incorporated into the Lagos carved reliefs, of various Cultural colony. In 190 1, it became a part h and historical representations of Nigtferia. The area is led by ac and interpretation. The drLh is traditional chief. Today it consists a syimbolic representation of the largely on fishing and agriculture gargantuan contributions of the and maintains a small museum Black race to the world civilizaof slavery. Apart from the ancient tion.
city of Badagry, thereare oPer
200 rural communities adjoining BADAGRY "FIRSTS" IN HISTORY the ancient cityv. Badagry has recorded many
firsts in the annals of the Nigeri- hs THE BADAGRY FESTIVAL an history and is now regarded as
Each year, the citizens of this the cradle of western civilization. West African village hold the It was the first to: have contact Badagry, Festival a two-week w ith E uropean s; serve as a maj or celebration that is organized, .slave mar-ket and slave port in managed and coordinated by the Nigeria and the first community African Renaissance Foundation, in Nigeria to be urbanized. The a non-governmental and non- British flag (Union Jack), was

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Legal eagle, says FL's tourism could take major hit

CIVIL RIGHTS Gary Siplin. The Florida House youth have learned the les- review America's entire crimicontinued from 1A vote was 94-20 in favor of the sons of civil rights pioneers. nal justice system," said State
law. Senate Bill 436 was signed Now they are making their own Representative Perry Thurspite Scott's refusal. into law by then-Governor Jeb demands with the use of social ston.
"We find ourselves in a state Bush in April 2005 and be- media as their primary voice. "I sponsored a bill over a year
of crisis and have lost one of came law on October 1, 2005. [Over 30,000 people from ago asking for a panel to review
our young men to a horrible in- But Wilson says things have across the U.S. have signed stand your ground but got no
cident," Wilson said. "We invite changed since then partic- NW their online petition for Tray- where," said M-D County Cornour State Legislature to return ularly her perspective on the von's Law and follows on their missioner Barbara Jordan.
to the scene of the crime Tal- law's impact on citizens. Twitter and Facebook have "But I'm determined when the
lahassee where they law was "Those were some trying more than quintupled.] commission meets on Septemfirst enacted. People feel help- times then home invasions "We must either repeal or ber 4th to make progress on
less and wonder if they even were on the rise and people amend the law and our youth that request. The scene of the
have real civil rights today. This were afraid to protect them- are leading the way," Smith crime is indeed Tallahassee
case has galvanized our state selves because of the law," said. "They've occupied Scott's where it became legal for vigiand the nation and given the she said. "They didn't want to office in the Florida Capitol for lantes to roam our streets."
anger and frustration that have go to jail because they used a a state of crisis." have so far refused to listen to over two weeks and they've re- "Black and Hispanic youth
resulted, it's clear that we need weapon to defend themselves, us. But it's going to happen. ceived a groundswell of moral are being racially profiled and
:some solutions. The jury sent But now we are seeing how this CONTINUING TO FIGHT We will return to the Capitol in and physical support. We are that's just wrong," said Kimo elaw is being misused and how FOR JUSTICE September with the rpeal of behind them 100 percent. It's berly Gonzalez, Miami Dade
,out the wrong message but lwi en iue n o O UTC
,change can come with compas- murderers are being set free. State Senator Oscar Braynon, stand your ground as our first up to the Legislature to act College campus organizer for sion and common sense." That's not justice. We don't Jr. said he's willing to continue priority." and as elected officials we are The Dream Defenders. "We
Wilson has been criticized for care that we are a minority screaming until justice prevails It should be noted that called to- do what our elec- have busloads of college stuoriginally supporting the law voice in the House and Senate. in Florida. Smith convened his own panel tors are demanding. Florida dents prepared to occupy the
when as a State Senator, she We will have our voices heard. "This is a fight that we won't to review stand your ground must maintain its stance as a Capitol in the fall when the voted in favor of the law, along The nation is watching and win overnight but we are not after the Governor refused to civilized society that means new session begins. And we're with 38 other members of the were nearing the boiling point. going to give. up," he said. put Blacks from Miami-Dade people cannot feel empowered not going to leave until justice Senate on March 23, 2005. I'm going to keep trying until "Scott's 'toy panel' put together County on his hand-picked to shoot others on the streets." prevails." Other Blacks. that supported Scott agrees .to speak with me a bill that we never even heard review board. He says -having "Stand your ground is now Smith added, "we refuse to the bill included: Larcenia Bull- with us. He and the Repub- in Tallahassee. The Republi- young adults like The Dream our rallying cry but that's just return to the days of the wild, ard, Tony Hill, Chris Smith and licans have to see that we're in cans are in the majority and Defenders illustrates that the start because we need to wild west."

Boycotts can bring about necessary change Comm. denied third term
j CANDIDIATES In my last -political campaign I
ECONOMICS just as valid as polls because would have be a solid plan continued from 1A got about 20,000 votes between
from 1A if you participate in a protest and real commitment. But the the primary and the run off
myou Oareain effect,nmakinga use of a boycott remains a vi is barred from seeking reelec- elections. Since there is no inthe group could not call for statement. Scott needs to lis- able means of changing publ tion for a third consecutive cumbent I think I stand a great
a boycott because of already ten to the whispers before they sentiment and securing jus- term," the court said. chance."
signed contracts, many mem- become screams. Tourism is tice for all citizens. Attorney Dunn's attorney, J.C. Plans, Hardemon says his campaign
bers chose to lose their reg- the number one economic en- H.T. Smith proved that when said Wednesday he was happy will focus on public safety, more
istration money and remain gine that supports the State of he led a successful boycott on 'the Third DCA agreed with the affordable housing and getting
home. He noted that both reg- Florida. Does he really want to Miami Beach businesses after a handle on the City's finances.
istration and attendance were tamper with that? Once the na- Blacks continued to be ignored Spence-Jones was on vaca- Dunn reiterated that the lawmuch lower than in prior con- tion perceives Florida in a neg and denied access to business tion with her family but did suit he filed was "never about
ventions. ative light, no polls will be able opportunities on the Beach. submit the following personalities but
As for the NBA, theirnational to reverse that perspective." A boycott that is narrowly de- statement: "I want to about principles."
president, John E. Page, says fined and focused can be effec- thank the City of Mi- "Many unfairly dismuch of the conversation dur- WOULD A BOYCOTT BE EF- t tive." ami and its residents paraged me for filing
ing the convention focused on FECTIVE TODAY? GREGORY H. LEE, JR. Are boycotts' an effective for your love, support the suit against the
fy lepY cm ms in bth
Florida's stand your ground Leroy Jones, 41, director of means of invoking change? aid prayers. I respect b
laws and the impact that such Neighbors and Neighbors Asso- Just ask 'longtime, Miami- the courts decision thought that the city
legislation could have on the citation [NANA] in Liberty City, them in their pocket and they'll based attorney H.T. Smith and I will continue attorney had misinterState's economic future. has been guiding his organi- consider changing their views, who led a successful boycott mission to be of preted the city charter
"It's imperative' that stand zation since 1996. He believes Making money is their primary 1990. According to Smith, he myvc and what the people
your ground be reviewed with that a boycott can be effective concern and a boycott could organized a group called Boy- ser i ly, wanted toonlyy two
nity. My famil and I SPENCE-JONESwatd-olto
an eye towards repealing it "as long as it's concentrated on dramatically impact their bot- cott Miami after then-Miami termsgfor cp0rn.isfully or at least living when the' ght businesses. tom line." Mayor Xavier Suarez rescinded beginnings," sooner. A lot of attorneys were
fully or at leastlimitingAwhenttherightobusinesses
it can be used so that it is only "Stand your ground is not a Miami-Dade County Coin- a city resolution in honor of afraid to take on my case for
valid in certain public 'areas good law and most Black busi- missioner Barbara Jordan Nelson Mandela and snubbed 'AND THEN THERE fear of possible repercussions.
bring it closer to the Castle ness owners want to see it says she hopes that a boycott the civil rights icon. Smith de- WERE .. THREE I'm glad Planas was not afraid.
Doctrine so that one can only changed or repealed so those will not be necessary and that picted Miami as the "racist new With Spence-Jones no longer Now the race for the District 5 protect one's home or one's car. businesses should not be the change can occur-through con- Selma of the 1990s" and led a in the race, Dunn and Dr. Rob- seat is wide open. We don't have Governor Scott needs to con- target of a boycott," he said. versations among members of three-year, Black-led conven- ert Malone, Jr., two candidates a lot of time but I intend to win vene a special session and sus- "Let's target the industries that the State Legislature. But she tion boycott before terms were that have already entered the it." pend the law. Allowing people donated to Zimmerman's 'de-- says a boycott may become the finally reached. Smith points race, were joined last Tuesday Malone issued a statement of to walk the streets with a con- fense. Boycotts are still effec- only means to effect change. out that while the Miami Her- by Keon Hardemon, 29 -,.an thanks to Spence-Jones, also cealed weapon, given the law as tive in bringing about change as "If it appears that the Legisla- ald in its reports said that of- attorney with the public de- asking her to support him in it now stands, is nothing more but people need to remain up-. ture is ignoring the people and ficials at the Greater Miami fender's office who lost in a run making District 5 the best it than a license to dll. I don't dated on how progress is being does not care, then we will have Convention and Visitors Bu- off to County Commissiorier can be. Malone has promised to care what the polls say because made and they have to remain no choice but to change their reau estimated that $50M was Audrey Edmonson last year. be "the voice of the most diverse we all know that statistics can united. No matter how large a minds by any means necessary' lost in tourism revenues as a "I believe Michelle is a great district in the City of Miami and 'be used to do whatever we want company is or how much mon- untilwe get a severely modified result of the boycott, the final fighter for our community and chief promoter of the welfare of them to say. It also depends on ey they make, they have to an- version of stand your ground. number was closer to the tune I'm proud of. the way she has the District and the City as a who's being polled. Protests are swer to their shareholders.' Hit Of course for it to work, there of $100M. handled the Court's decision," whole."
he said. "She's moving forward District 5 encompasses comnow to put thie help put the munities that run, from OverCity pa s tribute to tlh late Arthur Teele, Jr. next person in office who can town to the south, through Alp cotinu herlegacy. She has lapattah, Little Haiti anid into
TEELE Law and went into the military ton, President TWU Local 291 agreed to publicly endorse me. Liberty City.
continued from lA after his graduation. Elaine H. AFL-CIO. "Money that was seBlack, President/CEO of the cured back then still affects soH
Revitalization Trust, which Liberty City Trust pointed out many people over the years." H om icide in i am i G ardens
was renamed the Liberty City 0that Teele served as a pro bono Rubin Young, President of
Trust, was created by Teele to la~wyer fo th~e Wiligon Ten Blacks Organizing. Ladersh~ip FAMILY died. His mother was on bed
provide economic opportui- i:who were convicted in 1971 of Development [BOLD]; attend-' continued from lA rest most of her pregnancy
ties for District 5. arson and conspircy.- ed the ceremony and believes' with him and he was born in
The food for the event was Teele's legacy should be ev- that Teele made Mini'a better you would both have shirts to this house. He could have been
caee yteBhma rone's callto action to work place. "He cared about the ittle wear." a great football player but beConnection Restaurant, and on the many. challenges that man," Young said. "H"evl She loved' working with se- cause of his huge stature he
owner Philip Ingraham. says face Our Commniy, Black hoped programs that put people niors older than her and was a decided to give up the game so
Telehepe hs amlybui- sid "etusn tfogthis corn- to work." real jewel in our community," he wouldn't hurt anyone. He
nesW r n u uligmitment: to our community." Durig the Cuban" crisis in he said. was that kind of man. His parbecaQse of Teele," said Ingra- President Ronald Reagan ap-. 1994' where 30,000 Cubans 'He described Walker as one ents later adopted three other
ham. This was the second[ pointed Teele to the poSt of As- were picked up and taken to who would keep you laughing children, but he was their only
year that members of the corn- sistant Secretar of Transpor- Guantanamo Mayor Thomas and who had a bright future natural born child."
munity( held a celebration of tation.: When he to Miam and Regalado. said that Teele be- ahead of him. Walker added that during
life for Teele, and according b.. .ecame a 'city commissioner came an asset to the Cuban "He had just come back to the home going service, some
to Florence Litthcut 'Nichols, ARTHUR TEELE, JR. Teele knew how to secure Community. Miami and' was doing quite 80 people gave their lives to
Executive Director of Intercity Nichols. "We want to. dedi- fuding for Dade's transporta- "People were so surprised well in his studies in computer Chnist.
Dance Company the first one cate the Black Box Theater in tion system. how Teele fought for the Cuban engineering," Walker added. "It was a testament to the
was held last year. Teele's name." ", :He securd millions of dol- community," said Regalado. "It is ironic that he was born loving spirits that were taken
"This building wouldn't be Teele Graduated from Flori- lasm for trasportation for Mi- "He did fight for every commu- in the same house in which he away from us so tragically."
here if it wasn't for Teele," said da State University College of am," said Clarence Washing- nity."
Pastor mistaken for killer of TravnMartin We must focus on gang killings

ra v nGANGS that he ran the jail. He claimed
continued from lA to have netted $16,000 in one
IDENTITY of the calls he's received have intentional ties to Zimmerman 100 calls from protesters as- month from his jailhouse busicontinued from 4A been from out-of-state num- have been accosted in similar suming she was Zimmerman, And at least for a while in Bal- ness. He also allegedly impregbers, but more have been from cases of mistaken identity: reports Florida news station tiore, prison was no deterrent nated four of the female guards, know you're fixing to go," ac- Florida. He has changed his A Florida man who had nev- WFTV. Her cellphone number for these guys. That's because one of whom gave birth to two of cording to a report by Daytona phone number, and since July er owned a cellphone before be- was one digit removed from for years the place was run by his children. newus station WFVT. 14, he has not received any ing released from prison in May Zimmerman's old number. Tavon White, an inmate who
Zimmermanni, who was not more intimidating calls. 2012 was randomly assigned Although he lived thou- also is a member of the Black As much as I am disappointhome at the time of the call, "They're just shooting in the the number Zimmerman was sands of miles away from Guerrilla Family gang. Prosecu- ed by the jury's verdict in the
recorded the message on his dark," Zimmermanin says. "It using when he called 911 the Sanford, Jorge Zimmerman Itors say White headed an op- Zimmerman case, I'm outraged
answering machine. He report- doesn' t make sense I'm in a night he killed Trayvon. Ju- of Cumberland, R.I., received eaonthat co-opted 13 prison by the failure of the activists ed the incident to the Volusia different town. nior Alexander Guy, then 49, nearly half a dozen or so angry guards and used them as mules w~ho drove tens of thousands of
County Sheriff's Office. "But I guess When you're up- received multiple intimidating messages sent to his Facebook t aldus elhnsadpol opoethsaqitl
"I know they're venting their set you do things without ra- phone cls before changing page fom individuals accus- tothaul donrgsd ceihnes adpel to rotet his Bacq uttal emotions, but I had no idea tiona14y thinking about it," he his number. hng him of murdering Trayvon, more's jail -- that he sold to rilla Family gang is doing to
that my name would create said. Lori Tankel of Winter Park, says Rhode Island news station other inmates. Black communities across this
such a hassle," he says. Since Trayvon was killed, a Fla., was forced to change her WPRI. He has deactivated his White, prosecutors say, was nation the greater focus of their
'Zimmermann says a couple number of individuals with un- number after receiving nearly Facebook account. heard on a wiretap bragging 'discontent.


Forget trying to age

Hul1a ry out of race
By Don Campbell I don t think the age issue and dozens more have had them
is going to work with Clinton, in the past. Clinton is the best President Ronald Reagan had other than perhaps among sex- hope for putting the USA in that a great line that he used to de- ists, misogynists and women league. flect insinuations that he was who like to make snarky com- Not that it matters, but I don't too old to occupy the Oval Office: ments about other women's ap- agree with her on some issues. "People sometimes ask me how I pearances. I don't know how old In fact, she's had a knack for stay looking so young," he would Clinton will look in three years, doing things that irritated me. deadpan, his eyes twinkling, Among them were trashing the
"And I tell them, 'Well, I just keep White House Travel Office when
riding older and older horses.'" S el e6 she arrived as first lady in 1993,
Reagan was 69 when he first patronizing African-American
won the presidency in 1980 So w voters by trying to affect a black but didn't look it and Demo- dialect while campaigning in
crats who made his age an is- R a n w s, 2007 and 2008 before black ausue were really trying to say he *diences in the South and espewasn't the sharpest knife in the I cially standing by Bill Clinton
drawer, and was getting duller by Wa 7 h n 1 all those years while he flaunted
the day. his adultery.
I thought of that recently while th yra And~ I don't believe that win-0
reading a New York Times re- ning the White 'House would
port that some Republicans are be a cakewalk for Clinton, no
toying with the message that but I do know this: she should matter what the polls may sugDemocrat Hillary Clinton, whot run for the Democratic nom-ina- gest now. Republicans would will be 69 in 2016, is too old to tion, and win it. And she should savage her on the Benghazi firun for president -- that she's win'the White House, not only asco -- you could expect to see a throwback to an era ba rely because she's a -woman, but be- ads showing the four- Ameniknown by the youngest genera- cause she's a pragmatist who ,cans killed there twinned with tion of today's voters, has more experience and politi- a scowling Clinton yelling to a
Really? This message was cal savvy than any candidate ei,- congressional committee; "What thought UP by the party that ther party. is likely to offer up. difference does it make?" They'd nominated John McCain for My bias stems, from having portray her as the godmother
president in 2008, when he was four daughters and from look- of Obarnacare. They'd question 72? The party that clings to the ing fruitlessly for evidence that her effectiveness as secretary of memory of Reagan, who wal- there is'no ceiling in this country State. They'd try to make her de- -AP Photo
loped Democrat Walter Mondale that women can't breach. Nearly fend the most unpopular Parts Hillary Clinton addresses the 51st Delta'Sigma Theta National Convention in Washington among young voters in 1984, two dozen countries around the of Obama's sketchy record asrent. when he was 73? globe have female heads of state, president.renty

House, rejects Plan to limit NSA meaaacollection

ment would be effective in prosecute terrorism cases. into, which could lead to other

ByJi icassscrutiny to the collection of stopping the indiscriminate Gen. Keith Alexander, head of suspects and the uncovering of
BJi i metadata. The data collection of data. the NSA, has said the collec.- secret cells.
WASHINGTON The Obama includes phone numbers and "People with a stake in the tion of data has helped dis- "The court restricts what we
administration and National *the duration of the calls, but program have come out with rupt dozens of terrorist plots. can do with that data," AlexSecurity Agency narrowly nttesbaceothcas. guns blazing against it,' he Investigators are not allowed ander said in a recent speech.
averted an embarrassing set- Amash said his proposal, said, to comb through the data, but "We have to show some reasonback last Wednesday as -the would only stop the govern- Critics say the'NSA programs can use it when they have iden- able, articulable suspicion that
House defeated an attempt to ment from sweeping up data violate privacy and go beyond tified a foreign suspect through the phone number that we're
block the, collection of massive W indiscriminately buat would not what was intended by the Pa- other intelligence collection. going to look at is associated
volumes of telephone records k interfere with the Pursuit of triot Act, which was designed The data allows investiga- with al-Qaeda or another teron d estic'cal1s.--> legitimate terrorism inetg- to expand the ability of the tors to then detectnewrs ritgou.
81 217-205 vote, the House tos
defeated a proposal by Rep. His proposal drew immediate
Justin Amash, R-Mich., that w~ ~criticism from the Obama adwould have limited the collec- ministration and key lawmak- As a, FREE Community Service, Program. by'North Shore Medical Center,
tion of so-called metadata by ers. "This blunt approach is w~e are pleased to offer the. following informative event:
the NSA. not the product of an informed,
The proposal was among the JAopen, or deliberative process,"
first significant challenges to a Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich White House spokesman Jay, program that has drawn scru- Carney said in a statement.
tiny after a former NSA con- attached to a defense spend- "It ends the program," said tract employee leaked, details ing bill, would have required Rep. Tom Cotton., an Arkansas of it. the government to show any Republican and former paraWhile unsuccessful, Amash collection of data is related to a trooper in Iraq. "It blows it up.""N drew together a diverse coali- specific individual. Sen. Dianne Feinstein 'Dtion of libertarian Republicans, Critics of the amendment Calif., chairman of the Senate law-and-order conservatives said it would deal a death blow Intelligence Committee and ~
and liberals, who all said they to a critical intelligence pro- Mike Rogers, chairman of the were troubled by the NSA's gram that has helped disrupt House Intelligence Committee collection of data on people planned terrorist attacks. opposed the amendment. who were not under criminal Disclosures by Edward Will Adams,' an aide to
investigation. Snowden, the NSA contract Arnash, said the breadth of the
The amendment, which was employee, have brought fresh opposition from political leadSupreme Court shutouts.

The Miami Times

) Fa'ith'


Pastor of Alpha


stands on faith

-Photo courtesy Cedric McMinn
Local pastors, elected officials and law enforcement officers believe that the community should take action.

Miami pastors take the lead in

empowering Black community


By Malika A. Wright aged adults to become more youngman that would be a focused on racism, righteousmwright@miamitimesonline .com involved in the lives of young step towards a cure. And every ness, responsibility and poli- '-L t,,. eryhing hatWeedo, adults. woman'should adopt a young cies. Faith conferenc. e b'eyieve hn Every-,
The original vision was for "Yes, we understand what woman." The panel featured: Rev. to h atede thing that we want to come
local pastors and community it means to be in a society A majority of the attendees Gregory Pope of Bethel Mis- "eto past, we lean on him leaders to speak to youth at that is still not honoring at the event were adults, il- sionary Baptist Church of grow siritually for it," said Apostle Dasha
the "Empowering and Enlight- Black people as it hould but lustrating the love and con- 1pania Beach; Rev. Steven ening our Youth for the Future we also understand that we, cern that they have for young Caldwell of New Providence Johnson, who co-pastors
- In Memory of Trayvon Mar- as Black people, also have people. The event, organized Church; Rev. Gaston Smith Malika A. Wright Alpha International Ministin" event, held last Monday a responsibility," said the by Rev. Carl Johnson of 93rd, of Friendship Ministries; Rev. tries with his wife, Prophetat.Miami Central High School. Rev. Gaston Smith, pastor of Street Community Baptist Marvin Lue, Jr. of Trinity ess Takela Johnson.
at imi "ow fith s th sub Dasa exlaied that they
But in a turn of events, those Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and Rev. Johnny Christian Methodist Episcopal; Das explined that th
on the dais not only spoke to Church. "If every man in the L. Barber, II of Mount Sinai County Commissioner Audrey stance ofthingshoped for, lead their ministry through the youth but also encour- room tonight would adopt a Missionary Baptist Church, Please turn to PASTORS lB the evidence of things not faith because of their unseen," according to Hebrews derstanding that it is "God's, '11 1 of the King James Ver- business."
sion Bible.' "The wonder twins," as
This Bibleverse is a way sha describes he and
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Ministry marks an exciting 11 years f service

y Maka A. Wright 'Berwick "Uderscore Augustin, the
;reigh ;:" com founder of Island Faith, explained that the
event isn't labeled a Chritian event because
"Love never fails. It never gives up. it he doesit want naon-Christians to feel 4
n ever runs~ out.'L.O.V.E always prevails," undwecome.
one:poet proclaimed at a recent spoken "A lot -b my non-Christian, word event called P I.IR.S.T. IMPRES- friends won't come to church,
SIONZisponsored by Island Faith but they will come here," he said.
JMinistries. "But it is a mrinistry. The events
The monthly pla.tform~ of expression has 'always have a lot of substance.
allowed people to channel their inne~rmost We want people to feel that it's -Photo by ClaraC I
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i "! : : U Mt. Calvary Missionary August 25 at 4p.m. Call 305Baptist CHurch will have a 621-1991.
...Free Health Fair and Church
diW *Bazaar on Aug. 3 from 10a.m.- K S.H.E.A.R., Inc. will host
2 p.m. Call 305-759-8226. its 10th annual friends and
family day at Virginia Key
w Mount Hope Fellowship Beach on Sept. 2 from 9a.m./ 4Baptist Church will hold its 5p.m. Call 786-718-0316.
annual "One Hundred Women
in White Celebration" on Aug. 11 Holy Ghost Faith Minis11 at 5 p.m. tries will be having a testimonial service September 13 at
W St. Agnes Episcopal 7:30 p.m. Call 786-452-0713.
Church will host the- second
CYNTHIA WESLEY ADDLE MAE COLUNS DENISE MCNAIR CAROL ROBERTSON Community Fun Day/Back to 0 Second Chance MinSchool drive on Aug.10 from istries to host a Bible study
:11 a.m.- 3p.m. Call 305-624- meeting. Call 305-747-8495.
M Mt. Olive Primitive Bap- Beginning Church WorntistChurch will hold a revival en's Department provides
Aug. 5-7 at 7p.m. and a back- community feeding. Call- 786gto-school event on Aug. 11 at 371-3779.
11a.m. Call 305-836-8554.
ai Bethany Seventh Day
The Sixteenth St. Baptist story. A story she would tell M Grace and Truth Out- Adventist Church will host a
Church in Birmingham, Ala- -countless times at the church reach Ministries will host bereavement sharing group at
bama, stands as a symbol to visitors from around the 2nd annual Liberty Fest on 3 4:30 p.m. every 2nd Sunof histo and hope, a. story August 17 at 6702 NW 15th day. Call 305-634-2993.
church bombing survivor, Car- I 'would have to come out Ave. Call 305-297o7041 or
olyn McKinstry, has been tell- -dsyright here is where the 786-278-9382. N Running for Jesus Outingfo dcaes reach Youth Ministry will
ing for decades. bomb was placed you know i'd
"Just in case we have forgot- have to do it that way all the 0 First Baptist Church of host a "Youth Summer Semiten because Americans arevery J.Bunche Park will host its an- nar" Call 954-213-4332.
quick to forget a lot of things. If these roses remind us .of nuel men's gospel program on
I'm their reminder because their death ... the marker here
many of those people who were on the corner of 16th street tells a
impacted or killed or that these a bit more of their life's journey. S
things happened to, including Silhouettes, of the backs of Wimberly Sisters are celebrat- Male Chorus, C ord C's, Golden
me, are not all dead" four girls who grew up in the ing their 45th Singing Anniver Bells, Spiratualets, Elder
Carolyn McKinstry survived shadow of hate. sary, 3. p.m., Sunday, August Taylor, Smiley Jubiliars, Gailee
one of the darkest moments of 11 year old Denise McNair 4 at Holy Cross M.B. Church, Singers, Thomas and Company,
the civil rights movement. and 14 year olds Cynthia Wes- 1555 NW 93 Terrace. Heavenly Lights, Dynamic
"The intent of this was to ley, Carol Robertson and Addie Groups appearing, The Gospel Stars, Southernaires
mark the spot, the general lo- Mae Collins deaths served as a Faithful Few, Zionets, UBH and many more.
cation where the bomb was catalyst to move past the sickplanted. ness of segregation in america.
This solemn black marker "King says it like this...the
only tells part of the story of blood of the innocent is rewhat happened here at Six-, deemable. Their deaths may
teenth St. Baptist Church on serve as a way for America to'
September 15, 1963. move past hate and it did."
Placed in 2008, it came at i-History would show major least 20 years after a man asked shifts in America towards civil ,..
Carolyn a troubling question: rights in the immediate year af- ,
"We really don't understand ter the bombing. _.J
why there is no marker there _e In 1964 the civil rights act
is nothing..I mean nothing passed, and in 1965 the voting
the church did nothing, the rights act passed... Of course a
city did nothing, there was just A section of the act was recently -Photo by M kens Do ey
nothing:" .-Bvryalrstruck down by the u:S. Su- -Pooyiesocl
nThing. wa Crln.. wh wasevry~yo Audience members enjoy the show.
TherewasCaroy...whowas Carolyn McKinstry stands outside Birmingham's Sixteenth preme court..
in thesthhr worh thp wy the bomb sCarolyn McKinstry looks
went off.1 .. her book "While Street Baptist Church where in 1963 four of her close friends ahead to anew honor for the r
the World Watched" tells her were killed by a Ku Klux Klan bomb. victims of the bombing.
POETS she is agnostic, but she noticed
continued from 10B that the poets talked about God
W F lackh fr leAers ip.a lot and many Christians and
Em o ein lck o t f rla erhp .topics, such as how to help there wasn't any cursing at troubled young men, homosex- the event, unlike other spoken
PASTORS niudfmlB ..... must understand that wee uality and divorce. Attendees word events she's attended.
contnuedfrom1013: !the responsibility to restore recontu ore- f shared that young men could She found out about the event
Edmonson, county Commis- spect jourt comuity." be helped through mentorship, at
sionJean MonstieShoyDnand by mentors modeling a "I think it's real nice," Joseph
Board trouble happenS- Sho up said. "I came because I wanted
Board~~~~~~~~n MebrDrthse-t -~~- >and your ground so that
d Jazz music played as poets to do something different. I'm
dross-Mindingall, Miami-Dade murder will not continue to
Police Director J.D. Patterson, be the order of the day,". Lue performed. Augustin says the tired of the cub and I really
State Senator Dwight Bullard; added. event was created to give young liked this."
and State Representative Cyn- Patterson discussed the adults an alternative to going She added that the event was
thia Stafford. proper way to interact with po- utto clubs relaxingand she thinks she wi
.'~'- pope wa t inerat wth o- Bree Joseph, 30, shared that come again.
Rev. Gregory Pope discussed lice officers, saying, "treat ev-e
the hardships that Blacks have eryone with the human dignity
endured over the years and also they deserve as a person." F is Go
shared stories of Blacks who Bullard and Stafford ecour Faith God's business
have succeed and overcame the .aged the community to take odds. action by calling Governor Rick JOHNSON quality of life, and financial
He stated that racism is still Scott's office at 850-717-9337 continued from 10B well-being.
rampant, but "we can change i''\ '> and expressing their views.
Rev str"te Cadwe spk .' i They said community meme- different locations. Dasha in ALPHA INTERNATIONAL
Rev Stve Cadwel pok -Photos courtesy Cedric McMinn berS should leave messages Miami Gardens and Takela in HOSTS FAITH
about righteousness, saying Liberty City residents listen intently at the event that was about changing or removing Hollywood. CONFERENCE
that there is a difference be- heldin memory of Trayvon Martin. .the stand your ground law, re- "I felt that by me and my wife The Hebrews 11:1 verse
tween facts and truth, storing the right to vote for ex- .being in the same church we're also inspired the theme of the
He. stated that with the George He added that there is no nity taking responsibility for its felons and supporting Obam- defeating the purpose of ex- church's upcoming faith conZimmerman case, they got the righteousness in the stand your own actions. acare in the state of Florida. pending the kingdom," Dasha ference, which is: "Moving from
facts, "but never found the real- ground law. "We have to move from elimi- They also urged everyone to said. "She's well equipped. I'm the natural to the supernatuity of the situation." Smith discussed the commu- nation to elevation," he said. "We exercise their right to vote. well equipped, so we don't need ral."
to hold each other's hand to The event, hosted by Apostle
ofvi le ce work ministry." Dasha and Prophetess Takela,
Pray r r quess a k f r th en ingHe described Alpha Interna- will be held Aug. 4-7. It will
Prye rqu st ak orth e dig f ioen e ional Minsrisasnon-radi- feature Prophet LutherMci
tioal nd toail raica." nisryPasorJamal Bryant,
GARDEN !i &-' >: bestoth grdn o "It just takes you into a whole Pastor Latara Davis and Prophconinedfro lB ..............- ... .' <:. ::: pray, and he has seen a big 'nother stratosphere," Dasha etess Taketa Williams.
S', change in his son's life, said. "People are not afraid to At the conference, the
and public relations represen- -.ifl Wootdn adds that working in open up and praise the Lord. church's goal is to reach those
tatve f te caliion -the garden has shown her that They are not scared to worship. who are "sick and tired of being
There is a prayer box in the ,,' 4'- g a very dry and barren land can They feel at home, they feel sick and tired" and want their
fron ofthegaren, herco- be transformed into something comfortable." .lives to "shift to a whole 'nother
munity members can put their -' .%1 < v beautiful. Dasha added that he believes~ level."
pryrrqess h omu >."The garden has brought life Alpha International is anointed Dasha explained that the
nity has since responded by : .... .. bc ito) the community," she for love, shift could happen if attendees
th oxwt hnrdsoj si.He said regardless of your believe that God really is who
filnteq bxwhhudedss. of ,,, W:>.::N-;. Some of the sponsors of the sttus in life, the church makes He says He is.
Th adni eaatdi-o- --garden include: Home Depot, its visitors "feel at home." "In order for us to start beforsle gardens: rted me-o Albert Livingston, Vision for Its main focus is reaching the lieving that, we have to get our
morial; Gethsemane; Jehovah i ....Life Academy, Beth Yeshua Icommunity mindset to change," Dasha
Rapha; and the Shekinah glory. .. : ": Ministries and Tree of Life Min- They want to reach a world said.
One man"who lives near.the istries. But Wooten says the co- of people who are dying to their "Even if I can't trace him, I'm
gadn said hs field wa kile: '"' alition still needs help in their purpose and their destiny, ac- still gonna trust him because
ian d lot b frihren was ed a :'.:*- -< plnted andbeor tht wihoardny as .".-' The community is encouraged "We want to bring them into do everything but fail.
knowledge of where the man to utilize the garden and the a knowledge of Christ. We don't So in order to shift from the
was xacly illd, he laners-Phto y CaigUptrowgardeners hope to bring events only want to deal with their natural to the supernatural,
place eachuge rokeo the The garden signUtgro to their oasis that will include spirit man, but we believe in I've got to stop believing in
"Tat as amaziokng tesot me are sg things like poetry readings, mu- dealing with the whole man." what I see, and start believing
to know that we put the rock, was shot and killed," Scott said. also impacted his family. He sic and other social events. Helping the "whole man" in- in what I don't see because he's right where the man's friend McCray says the garden has brought his son and other faro- cludes assisting with health, able to do it."


Questions remain on all-age access to Plan B
Societal questions: How will easier Now, Plan B One-Step, is Actavis's Next Choice One emergency contraception, and Also, research has shown that
which is. made by Teva Phar- Dose, which sells for about more will probably carry Plan readily available emergency
access affect unplannedpregnancies maceutical Industries, will be $10 less than the Teva prod- B One Step now that it is ap- contraceptives do not incre
on shelves in -many stores, uct. proved, a representative said. sexual recklessness
By Meeri Vim societal questions about the perhaps as early as August. But if the FDA grants Teva Although used to prevent -At the same time, contrary
repercussions of easier access CVS, for example, said the market exclusivity, which pregnancy, Plan B does, no to the view of many Plan B When it comes to the morn- to emergency contraception, pill. would be displayed in runs for three years, generics harm to th e fetus if a woman supporters, it won't solve the
ing-after pill, one things clear: including its effect on behav- the family-planning aisle, in will remain age- and point-of- becomes pregnant despite unintended pregnancy probGirls of any age who have un- ior or unplanned pregnancies, special security packaging. sale-restricted. Often the FDA taking it, studies have shown. lem, 'russel said.
protected sex or~ a birth-con- won't be settled for years. But some independent phar- will reward innovation such There> are side effects similar Hie said the relativlyfew trol mishap will soon be able Before the Food and Drug macists have said they will as developing a new drug to those caused by regular women and girls. who w
to walk into a local pharmacy Administration approved Plan keep the medicine behind the by granting a manufacturer birth-control, pills, such> as. even think of using eergency or big-box store and get emer- B. OneStep without restric- contr. limited protection from co- changes in menstrual cycle, contraception are like a 'cork
agency contraception without a tios this month, ending a de- There may he another way petition. Teva is hopeful that nausea, fatigue and cramping. on thegreat saonprte
doctors prescription. p ae ong battle, ils 16 andto lower the cost without a it will receive such declivity Tobefectve, Plan B should ed sex out ther.
But many' questions re- younger n eeded a prescription prescription. Women's health from the FDA, but FDA-says it be taken\within 72 hours after Over-the-countr Plani il

found, preview theudrrotendtea fast- edsith radiationor an opera"mai For example, the place- 'to obtain the pill. Girls '17 an~d advocates have urged that ge- has not made a decision. unrtce e;tesoe"t o aeapbi-elhi
m rent and cost of the product old r had to present proof of tincros e made avail- Women can alo pckupthe is taken, the better it works >pact, ht
r Plan B One-Step miget age to a pharmacist for the able n store shelves without pill "Planned Parenthood,K Tis cte as oe on. many studied s' t t o not
vary, depending on the store product, which 'was kept be- ae restrictions, alog.itet whosemore than 750 health for having the drug on.'the.sow, lowered pregnancy or
and other factors. And lar hind the counter. gsB. Amonig those products centers carry some form ofse a rces sie 'abort rt

New therapy extends livesP

of men with prostate cancer
By Anahad O'connor like bone pain and muscle among men in the United States. .
w eakness. Every year, nearly 30,000 mei K
A new radiation therapy can The drug was approved by the die from the disease, and al.:.
extend the lives of men with the Food and DrugAdministration most a quarter of a million new
most advanced form of prostate in May and is sold under the cases are diagnosed.
cancer, a large new study has brand name Xofigo. The agency The cancer is usually treat- '\
found. reviewed the drug under a fast- ed with radiation or an opera
The treatment is an isotope of track pnority program, approv- ion that removes the prostate
radium that zeroes in on cancer ing it three months ahead of gland, followed by drugs that cells that have spread to bones. schedule. o suppress the hormone testosThe radium, which mimics cal- The drug's mechanism is not terone, which can stimulate the
cium, binds with minerals in specific to. prostate cancers. In growth of prostate tumors.
a. patient's bones, where it de- clinical trials it has also shown In many men, however, the livers radiation that destroys promise in treating bone me- disease eventually spreads and cancer cells without inflicting reaches a point where hormone
as much damage to surround- A drug destroys therapy no longer keeps it in
ing tissues as older radiation 'check. Most of the deaths from
therapies. cancer in bones while prostate cancer occur when the
The study, published in The L.' disease has spread to the bone.
New Enganda3 J puren ofMei teng -f them. "About 90 percent of men with
cine, involved a 'large group of advanced prostate cancer have
men with late-stage prostate tastases. resulting from breast bone metastases, and there has Weaning patients off drugs iscomplicated.And keeping them off requires facilities to corcancer who were expected to cancer. And it is likely to help certainly been an unmet need pletely rethink their programs and staffing atha time when many are facing cuts in federal and
live less than a year. Those who -in treating bone metastases for' an effective treatment," Dr. state funding.
were given the drug, however, caused by other cancers as Parker said.
saw their median survival time well, said Dr. Robert Dreicer, a T he new, drug contains ra

increase to nearly 15 months, prostate cancer specialist and dium 223, which targets bone W e a niy la patients o r ugs
provement," said Dr. Chris Clinic's department of solid tu- are far more massive and en- Nusip homes med rsonficto wa medication by 15 percent, but
" Parker, the lead author of the mor. oncology, who was not in- ergetic than the beprtdimn-clesI id rgjre w y few homes have complied.
new study and a consultant volved in the new research. 'emitted by older raiimn- to calm and treat agitated patients That's because nursing home
clinical oncologist at the Royal "I think this is a big deal," therapies like strontium. Once administrators say there is no
Marsden Hospital and the Insti- said Dr. Dreicer said. "It's not in the bone, the heavier alpha By Barbra Williams, her calm. easy fix.
tute of Cancer Research, both a home run, but it's a nice ad- particles do' not stray as far as Josephine Chalupa may well Weaning patients off, drugs is
in London. 'vance." the lighter beta particles, which Josephine 1Chalupa. had the be the perso nification of a 'new complicated. And keeping them
Men given the drug also ex- Prostate cancer is the second makes them less toxic to bone shower cap on never a good trend in nursing home care off requires facilities to comperienced fewer adverse effects, leading cause of cancer deaths marrow, Dr. Parker said. sign. It meant she was on a fewer drugs and more person- pletely rethink their programs tear, hating anyone and any- alized attention. and staffing at a time when
... .. thing that crossed her path at Across the nation, nursing many are facing cuts in federal
A. AZA.the nursing home in Norwood, home patients like Chalupa and state funding.
i m i g o m il c l c r where she lived. are frequently being drugged Federal. health officials. say

Colleen O'Keefe, assistant with antipsychotics to .,make getting elderly patients off andirector of nursing at Bucking- them easier to control. While tipsychotic drugs is crucial bec aham at Norwood Care & Reha- the drugs. caused Chalupa to cause such medications pose
g bilitation Center, has adopted become agitated, they generally a risk of serious complications
Deaing clamping of the tfirtte minutes after birth. ilcrcases 'haemIc a personalized-care approach; make patients less demanding. when taken by those who aren't
ubiical& cord after 'birtl"'"" The'~ re ( ters rvevieclK bini" eid iron sharply reducing its use of Often, loved ones find, them suffering from a mental illness.
beefits newborn. babies, iac- d~at friin I,-) &t Lils involving -es i infants, a orc li'b- antipsychotic drugs. "I didn't slumped in wheelchairs, un- Research has 'shown that'
cordingto asystematic review 'a total of 13,91' win and el aPp ch to deaying think this new way 'could be aware of their. surroundings the risk of death doubles when
published in "The' Cochrane'their b ie. looked t claipi of ti(iifbilil done," O'Keefe saidi "but I have and barely able to speak. these drugs are given to pat~<~~ 'The authors found iad' cord inibir ap- to'admit,'it works." "It's a very prevalent, prob- tients with dementia. The drugs
bbies' blood and iron levels ~'outcrries for babie pirate-' per" 1c be '"There'was ao alot of rage," said lem a form of chemical re- can also render elderly patients
were healthirwhen the cord IN,, atiilippa Middleton, one fth her daughter, Christin Cha- straint," said Robyn. Grant, who don't need them immobile,.
as clampedlater.~ concentrations LisLin incic author of threiew based 't lupa. "She was always yelling director of public policy at the- leading to inadequate food and
Inmn ihicoetry No d iron~ the Au inhCel- and screaming, just hating life National Consumer Voice for liquid intake, incontinence, intri, it isstanard prac- &vel trefor f"""Woiriei"'1"Ad in general." Quality Long-Term Care, a pa- fections and bedsores, experts
tice ,to clamp the umabilicl~ 'Wnilc clanipingK th( :-)rds abies, Pobinson Institu~t& Chalupa, 91, was suffering tient advocacy group. "These said.
__a,1-_ii i from serious 'side effects of a drugs turn people into zombies
V 'VKV ~ iue~4e.te4 ftaenllamV-\~ ead "'Aistrali i fistful of drugs, her daughter and families are saying their MARKETING OF DRUGS
btt vv 'ca pn h ~ ls r \ !9i~i :e od a i d said, including an antipsy- loved one doesn't even recog- Pharmaceutical companies
V rtoso:t:aeuet :'gbi ees aiswr P~dt ~t2' hi&ii~ n~" chotic medication that nursinag nize them." have encouraged the use of
nu~n ~o' tpse eltirmaameo e>hro bbis ding treat home patients are frequently Nationwide, 25 percent of these medications in nursing'
Vfb ioh'rg.bby':i&th sec he 'or 'ian i matfi ja"undice, !ii:h:: given by overworked staff to nursing home patients are on homes, advocates said.
V -wse ~ a igb, Vi! tte!!ted by"'liibt thrpmake them docile. antipsychotics, according to a In fact, 36 states filed suit
~V wa..ejvx. he'oti eol i ;e '#et" o:ii~ delyed:cord Today, Chalupa is friendly study by the federal Centers for against Johnson & Johnson
'tl>4iyd ido~ti-"~ea~d w 'y foibrt'""p!iii d'Vobe wighe and social. She participates in Medicare & Medicaid Services, contending the company imV jgj'kcl prre~o~t~~oe'>ap wrele~ik~ytobeiro->~i nst te 2s~l aitional, activities, chats with relatives It is even more widespread in properly marketed the schizot1a a we"'rith w def!icient tre'o'i'Klnh ijak'ofaut:c ............i! and is polite to the staff, her North Jersey, where facilities phrenia drug Risperdal for the
"lgtt~rs ~isk ,afti! it> i w ;ight was',";"'iS : dleto,'"!ate cordii daughter said. The dramatic report up to 37 percent of their treatment of Alzheimer's disofanicK" so~ig'r itdlad cord:!i} clm ingi'feince's 'iron change came when the nursing 'patients have been riven the ease and dementia.
'Wrl {elt ~gn>\ nPni\ < i~'Vi!':iii '::stores nzi 2eric iarly home weaned her off the medi- drugs. The Centers for Medi- The company was also aczaz.: ino :c:med cor, ight of i go ig &$dee~ii:!i 'bhet ii setings.: Wher cations and, rather than drug- care & Medicaid Services has cused of providing lucrative
clmpngbe....o. 'nd' ha dIayed cor camping seer a iii! common,":i! ging her when she became agi- set a directive that facilities agreements to physicians .who
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Chronic birth defect doubles in mothers under the age of 20

The proportion of babies born and it's growing more rapidly g: ,: [ _some children have problems babies born with gastroschi:
with a defect called gastroschi- among that group than any wih rwt addeelpen is wih-rasats.oabu
sis has nearly doubled since other group," said Russell Kir- V.. and there is not a lot of re- 3.5 out of every 10,000 babies.
19,accoding to alrenew bapoesrat the Uniers- arch aotthe long term 'Tisnme grew sedl
study. ty of South Florida and the lead *- :' '' outcomes for these kids. over the study period, however,
The cause of gastroschisis -author of the study. .. :i By general estimates, the starting out at 2.3 out of evwhich is a hole in the baby's Kirby's study could not ex-codtnisrlivyrae ey1000bisin95ad
abdomen- is unclear, although plain why the birth defect is '''" < wtaaefto ae e lmig o44oto vr
it's known to be more likely in becoming more common, and .: '1 "'V 0,000t livae bith n th aes U.S. 10,000infats in0.4otfevr
the children of teen mothers. gastroschisis itself is not well -.... .i But in recent years, studies "I do. believe the numbers,"
Mother's exposure to certain understood.," have suggested the defect is said James Robbinas, a profeschemicals has also been tied to The malformation involves an being seen more often. sor who studies birth defects at
the malformation, though not opening next to the belly but- i To get a better sense of how the University of Arkansas for
In the new study, researchers intestines protrude. \'" over time, Kiby and his col- The increase in gastroschisis
looked at rates of gastroschisis Newborns with gastroschisis ,4 '' lausgtee it d-piaiyafce ohr n
in millions of live births over an require immediate surgery to 'i.i . ". fect monitoring data from 15 der age 25, and especially un11-year period in the U.S. close the hole and put the or- Mothers who had their babies in their early twenties exprt states. der age 20, whereas those who
"We have a pattern where gans back in place. eer- They found that among 13.2 gave birth in their 30s had no
the prevalence is very much Most babies with gastros- enced a 5.8 percent increase each year in the risk of having a million births between 1995 change in their risk of having a
highest among young women chisis survive, but Kirby said child born with gastroschisis, and 2005, there were 4,713 baby with the birth defect.


RacIa gap remains in breast cancer survarte
Rac*al rivalrate

Differences at diagnosis not differ- Silber is also a professor of Point difference. But when the tients diagnosed between 1991
pediatrics, anesthesiology, crit- Breast cancer r'I sks researchers also accounted for and 2005 and through 2009, ences in treatment are to blame ical care and health care man- Odds that a woman wA41 how sick the patients were when the results likely hold *true toagement at the University of dvlpinvasive breast first diagnosed, the Black-white day, Silber'says, adding that
By Fatimah Waseem But the low survival rate can't Pennsylvania. dvlpdifference in survival dropped advances in treatment howbe explained sole ly by the types Breast cancer is the second- cancer in the next 10 to 4.4 percent,meaning two- ever startling can't offset the The two-decade-long divide and frequency, of treatment, leading cause of cancer deaths years: thirds of the difference was be- disparities in diagnosis.
in breast cancer survival rates says a new study, published among women (after lung can- If current age is cause of how sick patients were Still, 12.6 percent of Black
among Black and white women Tuesday in the Journial of the cer), killing about one in 36 at diagnosis. Looking further at patients did not receive treathas not budged, and the differ- American Medical Association. women in the USA annually. 20 1 in 1,681 -treatment, as well as their con- ment, compared'with 5.9 perence is driven more by how sick The study suggests that char- Death rates have been -declin- 30 1 in .232 dition at time of the 'diagnosis, cent of whites.
women are when they come in acteristics at diagnosis explain ing since the 1980s as a result dropped the difference to 3.6 Black patients also had Ionfor a diagnosis rather than the the differences in survival, not of earlier detection through 40 1 inl 69 percent. ger average times between didifferences in how they're trea It- differences in the type, duration screening, increased awareness 501 in4 "Therefore, the overall surviv- agnosis and treatment. Prior to
ed, a new study says. and frequency of treatment. and improved treatment, but al disparity is greatly influenced diagnosis, many Black patients
Despite declines in breast Black patients had poorer. they have leveled off in recent 60 1 in 29 by how sick l5atients are at di- also received less adequate pricancer deaths over the past 20 health at diagnosis, including years. 701i 7 agnosis, but only trivially influ- mary care than white patients
years and strides in diagnosis more advanced disease, worse In the study, researchers 701i 7 enced by differences in'treat- in the same demographic, the
and treatment, Black women biological features of the dis- compared five-year survival Lifetime risk 1 in8 ment," Silber says. study says.
are 40% more likely to die of ease, and larger tumor size. rates of more than 7,000 Black Sore mrcnCne oitThis comprehensive match- It's possible that the role of
brestcacerthn hit wm- "Ca yublae heonclo wmenovr 5 wththee Surveillance Research, 2011 ing system allowed researchers treatment could be understaten, according to the Centers for gists? Probably not. But what sets of white women who were to eliminate major biases that ed, especially since the dataDisease- Control and Preven- we are saying is that in order matched on factors such as therapy. The women were all in- affect analysis, wrote Jeanne base that collects records of all tion. to improve diagnoses, we have year of diagnosis, state of their sured by Medicare to eliminate Mandelblatt and her colleagues Medicare users diagnosed with
For years, researchers have to turn to primary care," says health upon diagnosis (includ-' any effect from -socioeconomic in an -editorial accompanying cancer through 2009 SEERscratched heads over why the Jeffrey Silber, study author and ing any existing health prob- background: the story. Mandelblatt is the as- Medicare (Surveillance, Epideracial disparity'ex 4ists, suggest- director of the Center for Out- lems) and the state of their tu- Overall five-year survival sociate director of population miology, and End Results) ing differences in screening, comes Research at the Chil- mors. They were also compared rates were 55.9 percent for sciences at Georgetown Univer- doesn't include details on the existing health problems, socio- dren's Hospital of Philadelphia. by treatment such as surgery, Black women and 68.8 pet-cent sity. doses, intensity and completion

economic status and treatment. "This is an issue of prevention." radiation therapy and chemo- for whites, a 12.9 percentage .-Though the study tracked pa- of dose cycles.

NYC mayor's new health push: Take more stairs

By Jennifer Peitz -"New York City has been a New Yorkers get rec- .stairvell doors open, on some floors and elsewhere ing city buildings or streets.
Associated Press leader when it comes to pro- omnmended amounts of except in emergencies. on others. The city put out active design
moting healthier' eating, and physical activity, city Now, stairwell doors Those proposals would need guidelines, as suggestions, in
NEW YORK After nudging now *we're leading when it Health Commissioner generally must close City Council approval, and 2010.
New Yorkers to stop smoking comes to encouraging physi- Thomas Farley said. by default, to keep some exemptions could ,be During his nearly 12 years mn
and eat better, Mayor M ichael cal activity as well," Bloomberg Active design can en- smoke and flames made for -security, office, Bloomberg has successBlooriiberg is working on get- sald. tail making sidewalks from spreading in the The head of a major New fully led charges to start a biketing them to take the stairs Active design has gained ca- more inviting, biking event of a fire. York construction industry sharing program, ban smoking
more often. chet in recent years among ar- more convenient, and Under his proposal, group said he wne oko nbr n etuatmk
He proposed Wednesday to chitects and public health ex- the .like. And espe- new. buildings could more, about how the concepts chain restaurants post cabotweak the building code, to perts, who see it as a low-key, cially in a vertical city, use "hold-open',' de- would be put into practice, but, rie counts on their menus and
promote using stairs, includ- but effective way to build more "stair -climbing -is anBOMBR vices on three con- he applauded teoralia. bnartificiltasft nrs
ing by requiring new build- exercise into lives that cars, el- important, valuable, secutive floors on one "Designing for health is a taurants, among other health
ings and major renovations to evators and other factors have and under-recognized form of stairwell, without having to very worthwhile thing," 'said initiatives. have a stairway open for non- made more sedentary over physical. activity," Farley said, seek special permission. The Richard Anderson, the presi- He also has tried to limit the emergency use and by allowing the decades. Less than half of A.- 150-pound person burns devices automatically shut the .dent of the New York Building size of sugary drinks; a court them to keep stairwell doors American adults met aerobic, about 10 calories a minute doors if a fire alarm goes off.' Congress. struck" that down, but the city
open most of the time. exercise guidelines in 2011, walking up stairs, compared to 'The mayor also wants to re- The Fire Department didn't has appealed.
They're part of a push to-pro- according to the Centers for 1.5 calories riding an elevator, .quire new buildings and major immediately respond to a re- Whifle some see his health mote "active design," or shap- Disease Control. according to the CDC. renovations to include at least quest for comment.. crusades as government hecing the built environment to New Yorkers are on the move But stairwells are often win- one continuous stair-way open Bloomberg also recently, toring, health officials praise encourage physical activity, more than many Americans, dowless and uninviting, and for non -emergency use, with signed an order requiring city them as often groundbreaking, Bloomnberg is styling it as the because lots of city residents sometimes locked from the in- fire-safe windows in -the doors. agencies to. look for opportu- and he frequently notes that latest focus in his much-touted depend on public trarsporta- side, officials noted. A continuous stairway has nities to incorporate active life expectancy has rise n at
-'and. sometimes mocked tion, walking and bicycles to get Bloomberg wants to smooth flights right above each other, design "rinciples when con-, nearly twice the national rate fight to curb obesity. around. Still, only-30 percentof the way for devices that keep rather than stairs in one area structing or heavily renovat- since he took office in 2002.

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Some Christians shift on homosexuality views
Bibe ofer co sevatve eliver bracing good news this is for biblical tolerance and grace, a gay or lesbian who grew up while treating their neighbors
under a cloud of demonization as theyd like to be treated."
way to navigate gay rights issues
in the '70s and now, depend- Now, in launching his Reduce
By Tom Krattenmaker and a growing number mn their ing on the state in which he or Fear campaign, he again draws
own ranks, for a way to nayi- she lives, enjoys something ap- from the Bible. Exodus, he
"This is a new season," de- gate this new terrain. proaching full acceptance and says, has been "imprisoned in
dlares Exodus International Consider what Chambers equal rights, a worldview that'sa neither honPresident Alan Chambers~wo si atmnhwe erce oring toward our fellow human
has shut down his controver- the opening of his group's con- :ECPNTHTRP bignrilca.FoaJu
sial gay-to-straight conversion ference with the announcement To those outside of conserva- deo-Christian perspective, gay,
ministry and apologized for that Exodus would exist no five religious circles, this might straight or otherwise, we're all
the hurt the program inflicted. more. In the ashes of the coun- seem like skin off nobody's prodigal sons and daughters. .
In the weeks following Cham- try's oldest and "largest "pray nose. That would be a mistake. God is calling us to ... welbers' bombshell, the Supreme away the gay" Christian minis- Do not underestimate the enor- come everyone, to love unhinCourthas issued rulings accel- try, he is launching a new orga- mity of the quandary this poses dered."
erating this change of season nization. "Our goals," he. says, for an evangelical movement Other less-known reparativefor, gay rights in America, and "are to reduce fear and come that has staked much of its therapy ministries will carry
same-sex marriage advocates alongside churches to become claim on vociferous opposition on the work that Exodus abanare gearing up for new drives safe (and) welcoming communi- E Ato homosexuality, and that has doned. And we can bet that dieinHawaii, Illinois, New Jersey ties." -Photo: Phelan M. Ehenhack, AP based its position on an author- hard organizations such as the
and Oregon. The evangelicals and con- AlnCabr lsdEou nentoaa3-erod iaie text that has not under- Family Research Council will
Forn consevativ Chrisians seroaduv Catholicsnal mos ag-erol
ForcosevaiveChisiasseratveCaholcsmot g-"pray away the gay" Christian ministry, last month. gone any revisions of late the continue to slug it out, conthe people who have fought gay grieved by the advance of gay Bible, aka the word of God. But demning gays and their suprights the hardest and have rights might find it helpful, to is a tough one for those alarmed state, and the federal govern- as Chambers has demonstrated porters and sounding alarms wagered a good deal of their follow Chambers' lead. If there's by the rapidly growing accep- ment will place same-sex mar- more than once, the Bible offers about the downfall of America. religion's credibility in the pro- anything to fear, it's. the dam- tance of gays and lesbians. ried couples on the same re- not just a limit on what's ac- That's their right. But what cess, these latest developments age that the fear-based anti- The Boy Scouts will soon ac- spected. footing as opposite-sex ceptable, but also a way out of is it going to accomplish? The accentuate a predicament that gay culture war will wreak on cept'gay kids. Two active male couples. the trap in which conservative more promising direction is
seems to grow worse by the day Christianity's good standing. pro athletes (both professing To liberal non-evangelicals Christianity finds itself. the one framed by Alan Cham- along with, we can hope, a Christians, not incidentally) and to younger Americans of A couple of years ago, in an- bers, and by a widening stream
chance to pivot toward a more PUT YOURSELF IN are out. Following the Supreme seemingly any religious persua- nouncing Exodus Interna- of younger Christians who folwinsome way to engage a rap- THEIR SHOES Court rulings in the Proposition sion, the advance of gay rights tional's resignation from the low Jesus toward a more openidly changing culture. Yes, when you put yourself in 8 and Defense of Marriage Act is generally welcomed as a tri- anti-gay "Day of Truth" in high hearted relationship with their
The good news: They need conservative Christians' shoes, cases, gay marriage now goes umph for diversity, inclusion schools,. Chambers said, "We gay fellow citizens.
look no further than the Bible, you realize that this new season ahead in the country's largest and fairness. Imagine what need to equip kids to live out Less fear. More heart.

Despite benefits Many questions still remain How you live earlier is ke-y

OBAMACARE advertising, marketing, salaries It's hard to compare with to- plans, even if they have to pay a ALZHEIMERS Part of our understanding
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rate, they must rebate consum- the new law sets minimum re- workers and their families with- a growing recognition that the
Q: How would it make a dif- ers. This summer, insurers sent quirements for insurance cover- out insurance, life can help determine how ag- disease is closely related to othference on premiums? $54 million to 614,245 house- age that go beyond many cur- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., ile their brain remains, and for er conditions, like diabetes and
A: Proponents are counting on holds in Florida. Last year, rent plans. As a result, some cited the example of Gatorland, how long, heart disease. Keep those at
restraining out-of-pocket costs 736,000 Florida households got people and companies will pay a tourist attraction in Orlando, "I'm 55 years old," Arnold bay through a healthy lifestyle, by greatly reducing the number rebates totaling $124 million, more but get wider coverage 'which pays 80 percent of the said. "What I do now is going and you may be able to reduce of uninsured and providing pre- Q: Does that mean I won't and better benefits. premium for its 135 workers to determine wheth er I am de- your risk of dementia, he said.
ventive care, such as medical pay as much next year? "The older and sicker might but now faces higher costs to mented in my old age or not." Arnold said he now manages
tests, to spot and avoid expen- A: Health care costs will likely: end up with a lower premium meet next year's coverage re- Even in early childhood, we his middle-aged patients' chosive treatment. keep rising no matter what,, but because of protections in the quirements. He said that leaves may be able to lay the ground- lesterol, blood pressure, obesity
Officials also hope to gener-. recent forecasts indicate .the, law against insurers raising Gatorland with the prospect of work for a healthy brain de- .,and sugar levels much more
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ers by. creating* marketplace growth in premiums. A govern- said Sara Collins, vice president ing a way to pay for it by raising Studies consistently find that make sure that their blood yes"exchanges "for each state. The ment report released this month, of, The Commonwealth Fund, ticket prices or laying off work- people with more education are sels are feeding enough blood to exchanges, which will be avail- based on a sample of states, "So depending on who you are, ers. less likely to develop Alzheim- their brain and that they avoid
able online starting Oct. 1, will projected smaller companies you may end up with a lower "They (employees) could lose er's. "Sometimes I think the diabetes, which can make brain allow consumers to compare in- will pay 18 percent less than premium." their insurance that's work- best way to prevent Alzheimer's cells more vulnerable to damsurance plans and prices and they would have paid for similar Q: What's the downside? ing well for them -- that they're is fully fund early childhood age. enroll for coverage that begins coverage without the iijorabie A.:' Oiiai, iwiay tuppy, 'vl ok Guue of mih s education," said Arnold, a pay- "If you can manage these well Jan. 1.- Care"Act. It also said average in Congress, doubt the Obama The law, also requires nsur- premiums for individuals will be aLdministration's projections. Senate speech on Thursday. Other research has linked reduce your risk of developing ance companies to devote 80 18 percent less than had been They also predict the law's coy- Even defenders of the law ac- binge-drinking early in life to Alzheimer's, some people escents of every premium dollar proje 6ted last year by the Con- erage requirements will prompt knowledge Florida* will be le#i an increased risk of Alzheim- timate by as much as 50 perto patient care --rather tha n to gressional Budget Office'. many companies to drop their with huge gaps in coverage. er's. cent,".he said.

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Paradise Gregg L. Mason Richardson Card of Thanks Death Notice Longtime Tenn.
mechanic, died I r As. educator with presser cleaner a m k rL i
July 24at home. Miami-Dade died July 28. The family of the late,la m k rL i
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wife, Valerie Schools. Mr. Saturday at DeLPe ry d e
Cooper; three SidneyBo svleBy Lucas Johnson, 11

L a s hond a from Booker Crs.Tennessee Rep. Lois DeBerCooper, Tyrone T Washington ry, one of the longest-serving
Cooper and High class of women lawmakers in the naDemetrius Wesley; four grandkids, 1944, and Flonida Agriculture and tion and a powerful influence
Dominic Cooper-Haggins, Mechanical University (FAMU) _KENYON D. ROLLE aka Z;in state politics, died Sunday
Demetrius Wesley, Jr., Demitri class of 1948. Mr. Sidney was Y 0 S H I "Iafter a nearly five-year bout Wesley and Elijah Wesley; two a member of Omega Psi Phi 30, died July wihpancreatic cancer. She
great-grands, Elijah Wesley, Jr. Fraternity and served in the United 29 in Miami. ~--was 68. The Memphis Demoand Kalijah Wesley. Viewing 5-8 States Army 1944-1 947. Viewing 2 p.m. crat was surrounded by family
p.m., Friday in the chapel. Service Survived by: his wife, Alice Pearl 9 p-m., Friday adfinswe h ida
11 a.m., Saturday at Sweet Home Sidney; sister, Nancy S. Dawkins; at Richardso nd M e s hsher niephewa
Missionary Baptist Church. and many other sorrowing relatives. Funeral Home. Gr eertl h soi
Viewing 5 -7 p.m., Friday at the Service 11 a.m., GRErOR T.ey DtoldT ated Press.
SABRINA HILL, 46, died Omega Activities Center, 15600 Saturday at Mt. DONALD "DINOn, REED 43, died July 26. Survivors: First elected in 1972, DeJuly 27 at NW 42nd. Ave., Opa-Locka, FL Calvary Missionary Baptist Church wife, Verna Dorsett; daughter, Berry was the longest-serving
Jackson Suth 33054. Homegoing service 11 would like to extend our Domninique Dorsett; step kids, member of the state House of
C om mu nt y -a.m., Saturday at The Historic Mt. JACQUELINE FINLEY- sincere appreciation to our AeNmryh sna, Rpeettvs ainie
H o p t aI .Zion Missionary Baptist ChurchLVNSOnihosfredc-rk Yneekaw, Uriel and Dasia; only. two other
Service 2 p.m., 301 NW 9th st, Miami, FL 33136. 81, retired day ers and church members for siblings, Judy, Jacquelyn, female law- ~
Saturday at Mt. A- Entombment: Dade Memorial Park. care director, your tremendous outpouring Susan, Reubin, Tedworth makers elected
-Olive Baptist 1,In lieu of flowers, any donations died July 29 of love during our time of be- and Navaro. Service 11 a.m., in 1972 are
can be made to the Ernest Sidney at Aetr evmn.Stra tHl epe sil srving,
Scholarship Fund via the FAMU H o s p i t a I j 4 Special thanks to Gregg L. M.B.C., 2341 NW 143rd St., according to
Gold Coast-Alumni Chapter, po Arrangements Mason Funeral Home and' Opa-locka. the National
EVELYN MILLER, 75, died July Box 524036, Miami, FL 33252. are incomplete, staff and the Miami North- Conference of
28 at Baptist Hospital. Service 11 western Class of 1970. State Legislaa.m., Saturday at Mt. Olive Baptist HEE ILYSIE,8, Thank you, Denetra and tures. DEBERRY
Church. HEE ILYSIE,8, the entire Reed family. She also was
Range retired teacher, the second African-American
RUTH WILLIAMS, 89, died July POLLY A. SMITH, 66, nurse died July 29 at woman to serve in the Tennes28 at Kindred Hospital. Service 2 for Florida home in Upper see General Assembly. As the
p.m., Saturday at St. John A.M,.E. E v a I u a t i o n Marlboro, MD. In Memoriam first female speaker pro tempore
Chuch arraingemets. in the House, she was respected
~ Center, died July ar nopee nlvn eoyoby her colleagues, who gave her
24' Survivors Inlvn eoyothe honorary title of speaker
Wrigt ad Yung nclde: heremeritus. Legislative leaders on KENNETH FOGLER, 25, died husband, Willie a : both sides of the aisle sought
July 20 in Miami, Smith; mother, *Me mUUoUr E* her support on key legislation.
FL. He gave life Viola Maxey; ELLA MAE McINTOSH, 70, She was a close friend of fora wonderful run, sons, James L. Baptiste, Jr., Keith manager, died July 15. Remains C elebrate mer Vice President Al Gore for
now he's gone L. Baptiste, Leslie L. Baptiste, were shipped to Nassau, Bahamas more than 30 years and gave a
home with God Marvin L. Baptiste, and Nathan L. for final rites and burial.ruigpeienilnmntn
and his son. Baptiste; brother, Warnell Vdickers; spec foLGriafteDeo
Veig10 am Y- ~~ sister, Veronica King; and a host of -MARION BUTTS, 76, died July cratic National Convention in
7 p.m., Friday ~ .other relatives and friends. Service 25. Arrangements are incomplete. Memorialize 2000. "The Gore campaign at
in the chapel, 10 a.m., Saturday at Greater Newthtimneddasrklg
15332 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL. Bethel M.B. Church. and celebrate thaomeneesadd an parplug
Service 11 a.m., Saturday at 59th Hall Ferguson Hewitt a loved one ... call to action," recalled Rep.
Street Church of God, 2295 NW ~' VERA MAE SCOTT, 65, home- John DeBerry, a distant relative
59th Street, Miami, FL. Hadley Davis maker, died -.--on the pages of who served with her for more
MOHE GNEA ANE, Miami Gardens July 28 at North than 20 years in the Legislature.
MOHRGNV AC, ESTHER ASH, 82, dietician, Shore Medi- CAROL WHITEHEAD- The Miami Times. "And Lois was chosen for that.
89 rtre m~ died July 24 cal. Viewing SUTTON She brought him on to a rousing
died July 26. at Memorial 5-8 P.M., Friday 040/97-08/04/2012 F nomtoapplause." DeBerry pushed legSurvivors in the chapl ormrecl islation to benefit po epe
include: son, po epe
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Babr opr ntttoa Whitehead-Sutton led the card companies from soliciting
S heaph ar d, Jono eih Miss io na ryMthl Miami Jackson Generals on college and university camsister, Mary Jono;egtBaptist Church. MicelAlumni Association, Inc., as puses.
grandchildren, eight great grands, MARY L. MASSIE, retired, died President. A plaque Honoring Memphis Mayor A C Wharton
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of God in Christ, 6229 NW 11 GLORIA GANT, 58, died July 17. ing 4-8 p.m., Sholwauditorium. om community.
Avenue. Service 11 a.m., Saturday Services were held. Friday in the psheo aways tshowedtcom- "For those in political circles,
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died July 26. mn e c h a n i c, -enue, Miami, FL. you and may God continue to
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,F E S T.. V A L

Three-day celebration to include

kids'expo, bazaar and concert
6 Y, By 0. Kevin McNeir Other highlights will include the preSkmcneir@iamiti iesonlinei ;cor sentation of the 2013 Cultural Commc---r piua- mitirns ..... unity Outreach Award to Essie 'Sig
,>*With workshops led by soeo aa ee itr n South::;
the top drummers and dancers from Florida who has dedicated her life
West Africa, the Caribbean and the to helping many of the "village's less U.S., a health symposium, a global fortunate children." bazaar and a children's village, the C;hristel Moore serves as the pro4th Annual African Diaspora Dance gram committee chairperson and is & Drum Festival of Florida will return also a dancer for the ensemble. She
_4 to Miami this weekend, August 2 -4, says interest in the Festival has conat the Little Haiti Cultural Center [NE tinted to grow since its inception. 59th Terrace]. The culmination of "Feedback each year has been the Festival, whose theme is "Bridg- great so much so that this year we ing Cultural Gaps," will be a concert have over 30 workshops some >N>.
extravaganza on Saturday evening. Please turn to CONCERT 3C

For Spencer, her

i i-wishes come true

1 Oscar winner is re-emerging
with five upcoming films
By Bryan Alexander
o HOn March 21, 2012, the state of Alabama proclaimed "Octavia Spencer Day" for the native daughter who
t had captured the nation's attention and a
Ny D. Kiau esupporting-actress Oscar for her role in
A The Help weeks earlier.
The Montgomery native was granto aed stretch pink limousine service, banged the state legislature gavel
of f and heard a hometown marching
.'\, ~Nbandplay a song in her honor.
N ~ .. But after that, Spencer, 43,
stopped accepting accolades.
i "It's hard to outdo a day in
my honor, so I kind 0f wanted
i : ' -,, that to- be the ultimate mo: i : some point, you have to
> .. stop. I'd be running around N
accepting things, then I'd
.get rusty for the work."
c lg ieh louplese n eThat's not likely to hapi .. P -' "': ; ... 'pen. She is re-emerging iii. .
- ** ~~with a vengeance, starting }L:M;,: i;I
an ~l arit l re atio sh ip withher o-strrin rolin Fritvae Sttion(out" { J+ :" 'with herl co-starring+ + role." :
an i prv m rialrlaio shp Friday), which garnered top
An ineve iha th rS n r ise for more freedom im intimacy and m:" dance Film Festival. The film
By igirmnleythe bedroom of their marital relation- by 27-year-old writer/director
___igiTinsl__________ ship. Customarily, sex and intimacy Ryan Coogler is based on the
Miami Times writer [ is a topic not being mentioned in the true story of Oscar Grant, a 0 paragraph, let alone rn the same seeidnnf-h SnFanic
teneithGo ..tiaywihm Bay Area who was shot by poRecent statistics show that 50 per- I soul mate definitely confirmed that in lice on New Year's Day 2009.
cent of all marriages end in divorce,~ the past I had sought love in all of the After years of waiting to hit
The numbers were so disturbing that wrong places .: her stride in Hollywood, the
Miami native Sanr tiger, along Stringer, who was married on De- veteran actress is finally able to
with her husband, iister Bernard experiences. She describes the book as cember 28, 2012, sayrs her husband take advantage of the projects
L. Tinsley, dede thtthyWould ""a 66-page "self-improvement manual has been supportive of her writing she has always dreamed about,
make a concerted ffort ito avoidl join- for couples wanting to enhance their efforts, thanks to The Help.
ing that group \of. divorcees. But they lovemakig and move their personal "He believes in the book and even "Octavia is all about persevertook their efforts one step forward by "relationship to another level." encouraged me to write it," she said. ance," says Michael B. Jordan
.developing a self-help guide penned "I decided to write the book after I "But my family had mixed reactions. (HBO's The Wire), who portrays
by Stringer that focuses on the ira- had committed myself to a marital My mother finds it amusing, but she her son Oscar in Fruitvale Staportance of sexual intimacy between relationship with my soul mate," she said she doesn't need it. She is over tion. "She paid her dues and stuck
married couples called, 'Climatic said. "We believe, as many sex experts 80-years-old and my father died more with it. It's her never-say-die atOrgasmnatic1?esponse to Love" [CORL]. ,believe, that sexual intercourse is one than four years ago. My cousins are titude that got her where she is nowStringer usedher knowledge gleaned of the building blocks of a meaningful my age and say they welcome the book and will continue to push her." ,
during her academic studies-in social and marital relationship. Many people, and are happy to know that intimacy Spencer will make her singing
work, and combined that with real life especially women, bottle up their need Please turn to RELATIONSHBIP 3C .Please turn to SPENCEBR 3C


ball, America's favorite pastime, and refreshing frozen treats. During these warm months, find the kids something fun to do to fill their days of leisure. Here are five super summer activities sure to be a grand slam for your family. Encourage your kids to think beyond the couch, and add a little excitement to their summer routine.
n Make it a triple play in your backyard by setting up the sprinkler, playing limbo with the water hose and laying out a tarp for a do-it-yourself

Sw e et Sco reb o ard
Prep time: 10 minutes Yield: 4 servings
4 (3 x 2 inch) rice crispy treats Sugar cake decoration letters and numbers to spell "Home," "1Guest" and 4,- UES~iteam scores
2 Original Bomb Pops Arrange the sugar candy letters GUEST and HOMEacros the treats, placing number next to each for the score. Place treats on dessert plate. Place a Bomb Pop on each side of "scoreboard" as posts. Serve immediately.

Edible Baseball Bats Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 2 minutes Yield: 6 servings
1/2 cup graham tracker crumbs
8 ounces white chocolate candy coating
6 Original Bomb Pops
3 regular-size marshmallows, cut in half Place graham cracker crumbs on a large plate. Melt candy coating according to package directions; Swet Scoreboard quickly spread on all sides of Bomb Pop. Roll immediately in graham cracker crumbs, pressing to sikto Bomb Pop. Press cut side of marshmallow onto narrow end of Bomb Pop to resemble baseball bat knob. Eat immediately or freeze until serving

Build Your Favorite Baseball Players Prep time: 10 minutes Yield: 4 servings
4 medium strawberries, stems removed
4 Sour Wower Bomb Pops
1 tube white frosting in pastry bag with A9 writing tip
8 (1/2-inch) sugar cake decoration letters
8 mini candy-coated chocolate pieces Ct4 graham cracker sticks, cut in half Cta thin slice off one long side of each staberry. Hollow out center to ft on end of Bomb Pop. Place a dab of frosting where the strawberry begins to taper to a point, and attach sugar letter. Set aside. Working quickly, place
2 dabs of frosting for the eyes, and press a candy [ ~~coated chocolate piece on each. Attach each grahamn cracker half with frosting for arms. Place a strawberry baseball helmet on top of each Bomb T R A -T ----- ------Pop. Serve immediately.
Edible Basbal Bat

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Cynthia Stafford, family were Pastor Miami was given a chair are spearheading
State Representative P_. Joaquin Willis of donation of $12,000 the pledge drive.
a a Barbara Watson, Church of the Open from his father for the Congratulations go out
-"Miami Gardens Door, Carnell White establishment of a to graduates and those
By Mayor Oliver Gilbert, and Kenny White, foundation. Members returning to college:
Bishop Victor T. members of Kappa present included: Ge'ne Boykins, Eboni
Hats off to The Miami Times and its thought-Curry, state president, Alpha Psi Fraternity, Fletcher Paschal, Finley, Antrinika
for winning six awards from the provoking headline, "Color NAN; Commissioner Gregory Wright, Dr. Brad Brown, Dr. Mack, Edward
National Newspaper Publishers Does Matter," really impacted Jean Monestime, class president, who Edwin Demeritte, Mercado, Chrystal
Association [NNPA]. We salute readers. Many showed their Wilbert T. Holloway WiWS presented a memorial James Fayson, JOHNSON Pinder, Lauren
their great and concern by being Dr. Brad Brown, plaque, and family James Maull, Nelson Smith, Norma Sank,
dedicated staff: Rachel among the several NAACP; Rev. Dr. Carl members: Consuella Jenkins, Dr. Astrid Minister Karrie
J. Reeves, publisher; thousand attending Johnson, Rev. Dr. Adams, Linda and Mack, Dr. Arthur Brookins, Minister
D. Kevin, McNeir, the rally last Saturday Gaston Smith, Rev. Steven Omburn, Woodard, Ron Lawrence Josey,
senior editor; Garth at the Judge Wilkie Douglas Cook, Sr., Ryane Adams, Harold Butler, and Dr. R. J. i Tia Major, Octavia
.B. Reeves, director of D.Ferguson Federal Rev. Dr. Freeman T. Adams, M.D., Carolyn Strachan, president Noble, Ashley Rogers,
business development; Courthouse in Wyche, Rev. Larrie S. Adams, Larry Rev. Dr. Joretha DaVivian Larmond,
Lorraine Cammock, downtown Miami. M. Lovett, II and Rev. Adams, Sr. Others who Capers and members Keisha Owens, and
Sandra Foster, Of prominence in Charles Jenkins. The supported the family of Ebenezer United Adrian Thomas. Some
Karen Franklin, SMITH attendance were: death of Lawrence MONESTIME included: Dwayne Methodist Church will HOLLOWAY of them are returning
Vennda-Rei Gibson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Adams, Jr. shocked Wynn, Samuel Rogers, celebrate 115 years on to FSU, FAMU, BCU,
Marchere Grace, founder, National Adams's family members and Dr. Herman Dorsett, Dr. Enid Sunday, August 25 FMU, S. Florida, and U
Calvin Mack, Clayona Owens, Action Network; Tracy Martin, friends in Houston, Atlanta, Pinkney, Jimmy Anders and with a goal of raising $50,000. of Florida. For more info. Please
Mitzi Williams and Malika Congresswoman Frederica New Orleans, New York Robert "Bob" Edwards. Shirley Jackson, chairperson call 305-635-1473 and ask for
Wright. Last week's edition Wilson, State Representative and Miami. Supporting the The King of Clubs of Greater and Gregory Robinson, co- Pernella Burke.

of '63 celebrated their 50th secretary, Dela Grant, assistant
anniversary in grand style secretary, Patricia Taylor,
X: with the following activities: treasurer; Willie Fulger, T (R
a banquet at Don Shula's chaplain; Everlina Watson,
Hotel, picnic at C.B. Smith missionary; Priscilla White and By Deck Gregory James, Sr
Co gratulations to Delton Walsh, co-director Park, church service at New Shirley Noel, communications. TCries
D. e Stein Generation MBC (followed Wedding anniversary
5's on the FCAT and straight Center for Law and Ethics, by brunch.) The reunion greetings go out to the following Oh Trayvon, Oh Trayvon; how the heart of this world
A's on the 'honor roll for the at Fordham Law, School who culminated with a trip to love birds of the week: Delane has continually cried out for You .
2012-2013 academic school joined Foster in writing a Washington D.C. Enjoying the and Maureen Mathis (13 Oh Trayvon, Oh Trayvon; how the heart of this
year. Lorna Lightbourn Foster book on land use called "The trip were reunion committee year's); Donald and Juanita world has died ir You ...
and Roderick Dean Holliday Mobility Case for Regionalism." members: Claudette J.- Jackson (55 years); T Y w jus w hm f t s Y
became one on July 27, 2013 Foster teaches courses in Farrlington, Betity Williams, Benjamin and Bethany J at Victoria Wedding Chapel torts and environmental law. Priscilla White, Willie Addison (43 years). Tea and bag of Skittles...
in Waterford, Michigan. The Her maternal grandparents Mumford, Jr., Carolyn Clear 'Get well wishes and wishes Not even knowing nor'having been aware of the fact that few
elated mother of the bride is were the late. Carol and and William ';:Rithardson, Jr.;-: :for a speedy recovery to all of minutes later and on July 13,2013, You would be thought of as Dr. Rosebud Lightbourn- Dorothy Lightbourn. class officers, Margie Atkins, our sicki'.and shut-ins. May., being nothing, and, indeed be so belittled ...
Foster. Also may I congratulate Hearty congratulations. president, John Cheever, vice all of you soon return to good I Later, You would be killed not once, but twice
Sheila R. Foster and Albert A. Miami Northwestern class president; Franklin Pinkney, health.
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0 6in* this country doesn't'at all look to nice.. .
Festival aim is to help bridge cu.ueraigaps Has a murderer been allowed to just walk away free?
.................... .......................................................................... .............. Or, am I actually w itnessing Prophecy or, is it just m e?
CONCERT struments in the world with to influence people about the and the Nuclear Word Head Po- The five whites andone Hispanic all women jurors then says; Yes,
continued from IC every society utilizing it in African community and' the ets and the Instrumental Play" it's just because it's You ...
various degrees; However, it is Diaspora," Moore said. "Our ers, a West Palm beach-based YetTrayvon's voice then cries out from the grave and says; Just aimed at adults, others geared most revered among the people classes at the Festival will group that uses poetry, dance Ibecause I was born "Black"doesn't mean that I wasn't a child of towards children," she said. of Africa, where it is has always showcase and educate the pub- and various hand instruments. "Our community needs help played a prominent role in the, lic on the richness of the tra- The Festival's main sponsor The Most High GOD too! Avenge Me Mr. Eric Holder!
in improving its health and continent's history. Drums are dition of our African heritage is Delou Africa, Inc., with ad- (Revelations 1: 13-15)
we're convinced that one can used as part of religious and through the drum, dance and ditional support from HOT 105, both eat better and use dance societal ceremonies including music." the Miami-Dade 'County [M-......... S b c i e t
to live a more healthy life. We weddings, a ancestral contact, Local drummers will include: DC] Board, of Commissioners, Thescrrld
will also have a presentation healing, birth/fertility and en- Tradisyon Lakou Laky, Inc, a the City of Miami Parks and
ge 'he MDC Dpart TheMiami
that speaks to rites of passage tertainment with hundreds of Haitian group of storytellers, Recreation; the M-DC Depart "m programs with the hope that different kinds of drums used dancers and singers; Venus ment of Cultural Affairs, Rec- e Ti
we rmcan eventually begin such by the various tribes of Africa. Rising, an interracial group reate and Move; and D'Kultural T! ...i mes::::: : :::::::: ..
a programmer here in Little Haiti." "The drum is so essential be- that features dance forms from .Development Foundation. For The drum is considered to be cause it helps to preserve our the Caribbean, Africa and more information go to www Call 35-64.- 214
one of the oldest musical in- African heritage it continues modern styles; and Natambu
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Local playwright took a leap of faith

DENISE mind, so I invited them to try "It's been a sacrifice because
continued from 1C out for the play." at one point I stopped workShe adds that several of the ing my nine-to-five job so that
to favorable responses. cast members are HIV-positive', I could pursue the arts on a
Her message is simple: don't and were able to help her fine full time basis," she said. "But compromise your health, al- tune, her script so that it re- I don't have any regrets. I'm a ways wear a condom and be as flected the reality of those living 'hell and brimstone writer that educated as possible on how the with the virus. deals with real life endings
HIV/AIDS virus is transmitted. Lee attended Edison Senior I give folks the straight up raw]. "The play really focuses on High and then. went on the deal." \\':i\ .::.:::::::
the consequences of infidelity Florida_ --Memorial University Lee hopes to bring a posiand about the cost that women ,where she received a degree in tive change 1o her community often bear when they marry criminal justice. She says she's through her plays and given for money instead of marrying already written a total of 21 the diversity of her audiences : '!
for love," Lee said. "Sometimes scripts and has also directed' and the positive comments she: when you are dying to have a and coordinated several talent continues to receive, she knows 1 \ good time, you take risks and shows in the Miami' area. Her she's on the right track." "
therefore invite a lifestyle and ultimate goal is to get her plays "You have to be patient in this >. spirits into your world that have on the silver screen as films. industry but I'm confident that s., detrimental effects." Right now she's negotiating I'm going to make it," she said.
Lee found many of her cast with a few local hospitals and "I respect God's time but some- .. .
members while taigpbi hraetclcmaiswho times.I don't like His time." ;:i! ::iii::::i:i r "
transportation, saying, "they fit are interested in converting her For more about Lee, go to the characters that were in my play into a short film.,.iiii~!!ii:::!ii: i : :

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RELATIONSHIP religious community. Stringer's first book signing at : :
continued from 1c "I have tremendous respect the New Seventy-Ninth Street. : ...:: ..
for my pastor and other reli- Word. Church International. :: : ..
does exist after 45 and that it .gious leaders who are able to "If the subject can be found' ::
exists in a big way." think outside of the box and in the Word of God, I have no '-"Stringer put her book on encourage the same with their fear about covering it here at .... ......
Facebook and says to date it congregations," she said. this church," Pastor Rob Young .:-;'o
has reached over a million "The book is founded on Bib- said. "Sexual intimacy is how '' "
viewers. lical truths and Godly princi- all of us got here." -" '..,...*...
Of those viewers, the major- ples." You can order the book at -, ':" ,
ity have given it a positive rat- Last June, the Reverends Amazon~comn or Authorhouse._ i v;
ing, including members of the Rob and Elaine Young hosted com. S'- IUR1Iwn i /
Spencer: I was helped by The Help [.....MMI

SPENCER ways wanted to do," Spencer parents fighting a custody bat- i :.
conttinued from 1C says, noting that the fascina- tle. [ ][:|[...........["....
tion stopped water se clocked a_"'_crdI ueCs

lo Cody's Paradise (Oct. 18), a "I thought, 'My God, this can But at least there's no action. JJ itil
thought that makes her cringe happen to me,' and I was para- So there's no chance I'm go- I,., I 'msirns !
while sipping her Diet Coke. lyzed with fear after that. ing to get hit by anything," she [j i
And she's finished Snowpiercer It was like, 'Please don't hit says with a laugh. .4: ;
(no release date), in which she me.' For real. I realize I am Spencer has expanded into and Chris Evans will battle fel- probably not an action girl." the literary world withRandi AGS
low passengers aboard atrain Next she'll start filming Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The S AT R DY
traveling around a frozen plan- alongside one of her Hollywood Case of the Time-Capsule Ban- ~ AT R D ~ AGS
et.heroes, Kevin Costner, in the dit, out Oct. 15. It's the first in
et"I get to actually fight on- drama Black and White, in a series featuring a group of CH C LO A LSTN SF R HE E SA DSH W I S
screen, something I have al- which they will portray grand- kids who solve mysteries.



BA Ik To

Businesses launch drives for school supplies

By Doreen Hemlock such partners as Rick Case has provided more than $4 in foster care, shelters and
Automotive Group and the million in school supplies in distress with a backpack,
Pencils, notebooks and scis- BB&T Center. The Florida- since 2001 for teachers provid- school supplies, a pair of shoes
sors may not seem like much based company takes pride in ing instruction in low income and a uniform, if needed. Chilto buy for many South Florida donating one-third of its net schools. dren are identified as being in
families, But for some, pur- profits annually to charities Drop-off points in Broward need by social workers at their
chasing those school supplies and education. include branches at 990 N. schools, who will receive and
can mean cutting back on food "Hopefully, through efforts Federal Highway, Pompano distribute the backpacks, the
or other necessities. like this, we can take the Beach; 2465 Wilton Drive, council said.
A group of South Florida financial burden off parents, Wilton Manors; and 1201 S. Donations can be made
businesses and nonprofits are so they can have the extra re. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. online through the council's
trying to lighten the load for sources to provide the staples DEX Imaging: The copier partnership with Neighbors 4
low-income families by collect- for their kids," said Ron Hale, company is teaming with Neighbors. The drive ends with
ing school supplies or money vice president for DEX Imaging business partners for its sup- a party at 10 a.m. on Aug. 4 at
to buy them. The supplies for the South Florida region, A- ply drive to benefit the Boys the council's office at 6600 W.
will be distributed through based in Pompano Beach. & Girls Clubs of Broward. Commercial Blvd., in Laudersuch nonprofit groups as the One in four, South Florida Drop'off points include DEX's hill
Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward children face hunger or lack office at 2500 N. Andrews Ave., Hope Outreach Center: The
County and Community Back: the components for a healthy Pompano Beach; BB&T Center, Davie-based nonprofit aims to
to School Bash in Palm Beach meal, according to new re- One Panther Parkway, Sun- collect 400 filled backpacks
County, among others: search from the nonprofit rise; Iceplex, for students in kindergarten
The efforts also can help Feeding South Florida.. 3299 Sportsplex Drive, Coral through fifth grade by 3 p.m.
teachers, who regularly dip Here's a look at some school- Springs; and U.S. Imaging So- on Aug. 5. Supplies can be
into their own pockets to buy supply drives, including infor- lutions, 2100 SW 71st Terrace, dropped at the center's office
supplies for their students mation on where to drop off Davie. at 4700 SW 64th Ave., Suite A,
and classrooms. Roughly 88 items: Also collecting are Rick Case Davie. The group also accepts
percent of Broward teachers Iberiabank: Iberiabank dealerships in Fort Lauderdale checks or gift cards to buy
spend up. to $1,000 of their branches throughout Palm 'at 875 and 925 N.. State Road supplies.
own money yearly on supplies Beach and Broward counties 7, and at'15700 Rick Case Meanwhile, for the 13th year,
for classes, according to the are collecting school supplies Honda Way and 3500 and Office Depot is donating backBroward Education Founda- through Aug. 2 to be distrib- 3550 Weston Road, Davie. packs and sackpacks through
tion. uted through Community Back Children's Services Coun- its foundation to nonprofits
DEX Imaging, which sells to School Bash in Palm Beach. cil of Broward County: The and others groups that will fill
copy machines and supplies, County and Tools for Schools -Photo courtesy/Office Depot Foundation group's Back to School Ex- 'the sacks with supplies.
is spearheading one major Broward. The Office Depot Foundation gives out thousands of travaganza seeks donations In Broward and Palm Beach
collection drive, working with Tools for Schools Broward sackpacks yearly to local children, to outfit 4,000 children living Please turn to SCHOOL 6C

Elementary, middle school

grades see significant drop


iBy Karen Yi and Scott Travis

School grades released Friday
for elementary and middle
schools in Broward and Palm
Beach County showed significant decline, with the number
of failing schools increasing in
both districts.
The Florida Department of
Education said statewide the
number of A-rated schools
dropped from 48 percent to 29
percent. Meanwhile, the number of F schools jumped from 2
to 4 percent.
After eight years of being an
A-rated district, Palm Beach
# aCounty fell to a B this year.'
Five elementary and middle
Education overhaul faces schools receivedFgradesthis
~year, including three school
district run schools, Hope --Joe Burbank
tes i n of p a tis n s ipCentennial Elementary and Orange County Public Schools superintendent Barbara
a Gold Coast Community School Jenkins talks about the school grades in Orange County and
a tetingof artianshp :in West Palm Beach and Pioneer Park Elementary in Belle statewide related to FCAT testing, during a press conference, Bipartisan spirit in federal policy partnerships have emergedPlaetrtoGA S6C FiyJy2.
on both sides, as anxiety has: ...............................................
regarding education is decliningpgrormnewn over the lacklusterofAeia t !! ~ i!

By Motoko Rich floor debate last week in the dents compared with children '
House, Representative George in other countries.
On the day that President Miller of California, the main One group includes busi- .....
George W. Bush signed No Democratic supporter of the ness executives, civil rights :

Child Left Behind into law in Bush-era law, labeled the bill advocates and even some ="~
early 2002, he flew to a high the "Letting Students Down teachers' union leaders
school in Hamilton, Ohio, the Act." who say the federal govern- "
home district of Representa- metms odstates and
tive John A. Boehner, alead- Supporters have school districts accountable
ing Republican supporter of hailed the flexibility, for rigorous standards. The "
* the bill Later that afternoon, "W e h ue other includes conservatives ":
the president appeared in whowan tsliitthefedrahuge
Boston and praised the bill's diversity around our government who have found "
Democratic sponsor in the country and the needs some common ground with : Alison Thimblirn, assistant pro so tts
Senate, Edward M. Kennedy. that go from the rural more liberal groups that :discusses the material for an upcoming exam with her stu- ~
Nearly a dozen years later, heartland of America believe corporate and politi- det" I
that bipartisanship spirit in t maour nsc olcal interests have hijacked detuuring a developmental mat class.
federal education policy has tmaour nsc ol education reform. Freshm en nee rem dia
evaporated, systems . "There are odd alliances," ne u r rn.a
The House of Representa- -Daniel A. Domenech said David M. Steiner, the :
tives on Friday passed a bill Executive director of the American deno h colo dc- courses, but dothey work?.l9
aimed at greatly narrow- Association of School Administrators tion at Hunter College in New .d
ing the federal role in public 'York. "And it's a very deep By Adrienne Lu dropped out of remedial-level
education that was expanded The acrimony partly reflects divide."- math classes at Austin several -- 0l
under No Child Left Behind, the sharp partisanship in No Child Left Behind After Jessica Grubb trans- times.
No Democrat voted for the Washington these days. But required all schools to give "ferred from Austin Commu- The 23-year-old special
bill, called the Student Suc- well beyond the Beltway, the students annual reading : nity College to Texas State education major then took an
cess Act, and the Obama debate about education has and mathematics tests in University, she put off talc- intensive remedial math pro- i
administration has threat- become far more polarized third through eighth grades. ing math, a requirement for gram at Texas State, known *1afu '
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Combs plots musical Revolt with new cable channel
Rapper/mogul plans to build cable have nowhere to go." (Though (myself) crazy two weeks ago."
in fairness, Fuse and BET air And though he says he's heavmusic programming). ilv involved in the channel's
net focused on music, like old MTV .ra ivoe one
He'll use social media to start-up, "My job is to stay the
enable artists to engage with visionary for this; I'm more
By Gary Levin with live, "unpredictable" mu- viewers and a companion web like a Steve Jobs." So he won't
..sic news, performances and-site,, that's already be a regular on-air fixture.
Sean "Diddy" Combs is videos, he says. online, where a web series, "There will be times when
planning a Revolt on TV. "Even if I become your wall- Making.the Brand, will be it fits." But "I need to put
The hip-hop megastar is paper in your dorm room... among the first offerings, things on that people want
behind a new cable channel I'll have something on your In that behind-the-scenes to see, and there's a lot more
due to launch in late October screen that'll make you turn series, "You'll see me having things that they want to see
that he hopes will reclaim the it up and listen to it." meltdowns, and you see me than me, to be honest." Adds
mantle of a music-dedicated Revolt won't limit itself to a being out of my element and Boreland: "He's not doing this
outlet once held by MTV, single genre. "It isn't just hip being in this element where just because he wants to be
before it succumbed to the hop, it isn't just an urban- I'm not just a free-spirited on TV."
lure of The Real World, Jer- based channel, it isn't just entrepreneur, and I have to be. Revolt, backed by Combs
sey Shore and other reality rock and roll," Combs says. ii:i::! etprnradIhvtob RvlbaedyCms
seyhore a o r lo an rl, C ay s. accountable to the business and private-equity funding,
shoIws (nthatposishe'd e ehn g T ylr and build a high-level corpo- is one of several minority"If I was in that position, she did something "funky.") grea rate team, which is different owned channels that cable
I probably would have bit at "We're looking for greatness, for me." giant Comcast promised to
that apple too, to be more we're looking for great stars, He got some advice from distribute, along with others
than just a music chan- we're looking for people who Oprah Winfrey, who had a from Robert Rodriguez and
nel and bemore of a youth have something to say. Our bumpy start with her own Magic Johnson. Former MTV
culture network," he said bar is extremely high; it's cable channel, and Combs executive Andy Schuon is a
Friday in Los Angeles. "But highly curated. There are oth- says he learned a lesson. "I'm top executive. The channel
sometimes it's better to do er places artists will be able not going to be out there being will initially be available in
one thing great. The most to get exposure, but when you flashy about it. I'm not going homes served by Comcast and
powerful thing that brings us make it to Revolt you will feel to be over-promoting it. I'm Time Warner Cable, reaching
together is music." you've been authorized." not over-promising anything. portions of most major cities.
His goal with Revolt, ini- Previously aired documen- I'm just really going to be Combs refused to discuss how
tially available in at least 25 taries and concerts will be building credibility; my cred- much he's investing in the
million homes, is to wean the part of the mix, but the chan- SEAN "DIDDY" COMBS ibility will be my currency." channel, but says "it's a lot of
"millennial" audience of young nel will air music and cultural cal styles and package them While CNN and ESPN He says the project has been money." Which he has.
adults 18 to 34 away from the news live each half hour from separately throughout the serve news and sports view- "th hardest and most stress- Says Boreland: "He is not Internet. "My mission is to. a studio in Los Angeles.Video day, says programming chief ers, Combs says, if you want ful thing I've ever done in my footing the whole bill, but bring kids back to television" segments will blend musi- Val Boreland. music, "You are homeless; you life. I literally almost drove there's a lot he can cover."
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F. -IZ:Harlem Stage. prepares

Swimsuit designer Andrea Iyamah to export its own opera
By Felicia R. Lee tion, which has an annual
N- z operating budget of around
v.'--',Since its founding 30 $3 million. And between the
taking her designs years ago, Harlem Stage has upheaval in Egypt, immigratburnished its reputation by tion debates and the fallout
to a new level presenting innovative artists over the killing of Trayvon
like Bill T. Jones and Vijay Martin, she said the times
By EBON~com Iyer and plumbing social is- were right to use the escaped
sues. Now, the theater is bet- slave and rebel Francois
Twenty-year old Canada na- ing that "Makandal" its Makandal to explore questive Andrea Iyamah is creating first opera commission and tions about immigration, race
a buzz with her newest col- an ambitious, contemporary and liberation.
election of swimwear. Iyamah's .work revolving around the "It is super-ambitious,"
unique design aesthetic takes leader of an 18th- Cruz said :of the
swimwear to a new level with century slave revolt project. "In order
her fresh interpretation of in Haiti will to advance our
integrating bright colors and raise its interna- work and the artbold prints in swim; she cre- tonal profile and ists we present, we
ates each piece to be a stand- -win it respect as a need to do more
producer. But the not just in the
group faces large Harlem commuhurdles. nity or just in New
For starters, York." She said the
Harlem Stage still opera form allows
needs to raise its creators "to'
about $500,000 for PATRICIA CRUZ mix the mythic,
its plan to produce the historic and
and tour the multimedia contemporary tragedies with
opera in the United States, the idea of hope and the idea
sewing lessons and did a lot design for? a favorite. Haiti and South Africa once of change."
of self-teaching to help bring AI: The custom couture part EBONY: What's next for An- it has its premiere next fall "Makandal" was five years my designs to life. I started my of Andrea Iyamah allows me drea lyamah? at the company's 196-seat in the making. It was conbrand at the age of 17. cater to every woman, from AI: It's hard to say what's performing-arts center, called ceived and written by Carl
ANDREA IYAMAH EBONY: How many collec- simple and conservative to next for the brand, especially the Gatehouse, at 135th Hancock Rux, who is also a
tions have you released? daring and sexy. I love helping when everything's moving so Street and Convent Avenue performance artist. His work
out. Along with her.collection, Al: I've released seven col- a bride create her dream dress. fast and most of it has been in Hamilton Heights. While includes the play "Talk," and Iyamah also does custom items lections including swimwear Working with custom couture unforeseen. But the good thing Harlem Stage's works have he originated the title role in for the ladies' who want their since the inception of the clients is one of my favorite is, most of it has been posi- traveled before, it has never Robert Wilson and Bernice pieces extra special. EBONY. brand. parts of my job as a designer. live and I can only thank God. before taken sole responsibil- Johnson Reagon's opera,
com chatted with Andrea EBONY: Who and what are Taking time to create a piece We're currently completing the ity for producing and touring. ."The Temptation of St. AnIyamah about'her collection some of your biggest inspira- that enhances the personality Fall 2013 collection and I'm ex-1 There are also a host of thony." The director is Lars and the inspiration for her line. tions? of a client can be tasking, but tremely excited for its release practical considerations in Jan, a genre-bending media
EBONY: How long have you Al: Famed fashion designer seeing a client's satisfaction What's next is more hard work transferring the two-hour artist. Jazz, classical and
been designing, and how did Elie Saab inspires me a lot. keeps me going. to make Andrea Iyamah as opera's video projections, ani- traditional Afro-Cuban music
you get started? I find his attention to detail I'm very inspired bythe successful as its potential. mation and lighting to places ripple through the score,
Andrea Iyamah: 'I discovered and fabric choice to be very vintage high waist silhou- Follow Andrea on Twit-, like a park in Port-au-Prince, written by Yosvany Terry,
my love for art at a very young intriguing. Every piece leaves ette for A.I. swimwear, but ter, Facebook and Instagram Still, Patricia Cruz, Har- a composer born in Cuba. age. I occupied myself with you wanting more. Like Elie, I- I try to 'throw in an edge in for more information and lem 'Stage's executive direc- Edouard Duval-Carrid, the painting and drawing until strive to be as creative as pos- each swimwear piece through updates on all her work. Pur- tor, views "Makandal" 'as an visual designer whose politiI later fell in love with fash- sible to impress clients, cus- prints, colors or cuts. The. chase her suits, Which range opportunity to attract new 'cally charged art is featured ion art and began sketching tomers and most of all myself. different swimwear styles al- from about $55.99 $95.99 at financers and producing in the opera, was born in designs at the age of 11. I took EBONY: Who is the girl you low 'every type of girl to have partners for the organiza- Port-au-Prince.

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Jay Z: George Zimmerman is a 'mall cop':
By An OldeburgThat doesn't mean he's
By Ann Oldenburg criminal, he won. If you try to 10\0 00.1'*..' < '*" -" '., '*''\

The music mogul has a lot attack me and I defend myself, KEVIN HART SUED FOR NOT SHOWING UP AT GIG
to say about racism and the how can I be in the wrong? Comedian Kevin Hart is America's favorite funny man right now, but with more
George Zimmerman verdict. How is that right? This guy money come more problems. Hart's busy schedule has him stopping from one place
Beyonc6 and Jay Z made went to get some Skittles and to another, usually collecting a check in the process. But when he wants to do somean appearance at a Trayvon go back and watch the All-Star thing else, he just does it. Now he's being sued bythe Cameo Nightclub for notshowMartin rally in New York City game. He had plans.., he had ing up to an event that he was scheduled to attend. The club owners claim that on the
on Saturday. They were among no intentions of robbing any- night that Hart was supposed to arrive, he ditched the club and ran off to party with
those protesting George Zim- one's home." Dwyane Wade and Terrence J. The event was to take place on June 22nd, but that
merman's acquittal in the Of the recently acquitted Hart allegedly went to the Miami Heat championship party at the Dream Nightclub
high-profile case. Zimmerman, Jay Z went on to instead. The club says they spent $4,680 preparing for Hart's arrival and that their
Jay Z has been vocal about ,, say, "We all know it was wrong. reputation also took a hit, since they promised patrons that Hart was going to be
It was wrong. This guy's not a there. They are suing Hart for $15,000. Hart has agreed to reschedule his appearAnd in a new interview with professional. First of all, you're dance at the club.
A n d~T nc a t th e i n t r v e w wbh.
Rap Radar's Elliott Wilson not a professional to profile
posted Wednesday on YouTube, 1..... someone. A professional law DWYANE WADE QUIETS EX-WIFE WITH $5M SETTLEMENT
the music mogul is even more ......Venforcement officer is taught As much as you might be annoyed by Dwyane Wade's ex-wife for going out in
candid. not to profile. This guy's a nov- public and pretending to be homeless, it appears her tactics might have worked. Af"I was really angry, I didn't ice. This guy's a offingg) mall ter the rush of negative publicity that came after Siohvaughn Funches went out in
sleep for two days," Jay Z says. cop." public holding up a sign calling out her ex-husband for leaving her on the streets, it
"I was really angry about it, He said he hopes the new is reported that Wade's attorneys contacted the woman to close the deal on their
that the thing that we all knew generation doesn't "see color." I divorce. According, to the Chicago Sun-Times, Funche5 is going to walk away a mik.
that there was still a bit of But, he said, "You still see that lionaire, receiving $5M dollars.from ier ex-husband ,-I but she must first sign a"
radism in America, but for it to the old guard, -that whole thing ,"non-disparage" agreement which means that she can't go out in public bashing
be so blatant. If ypu just ask I'm fighting against. That old her ex again. She says Wade had agreed to giv her a' cut of his endorsement deals,
the question, ask yourself the guard and their old ideas and whichhe allegedly failed to deliver in a,:timely manne This doesn't even count the
question, 'Didn't Trayvon have their stubborn ways-and all :i!ftthteasooohrkds enghtdieaiy thrnae Wad e might
the rght o stad hi groud?' fact that he also took her kids -enough to drive any 'motherinsane. Wd ih
hrdtheir ego and all thei (B.S.) happy to get away from his ex-wife, who often goes over the'top to prove her
He was being chased, he was it's just still there. It still exists point. Last year, she was arrested for attempted child abduction, unlawful visitation
being chased and fought back. Beyonce and Jay-Z with Sybrina Fulton and Reverend Al and you just hate to believe interference andobstruction of a peace officer.
Yod khow, he may. have won. Shaprton. that." in...e.e. n o

E The Family Foundation Contact Clayton at 305-757- CHRIS BROWN HIT AND RUN CASE CRUMBLING
will conduct their 23rd Annual 7961. TWO CHARGES DROPPED
AIDS Benefit Banquet Aug. After Chris' probation was revoked on July 15 following a hit-and-run case, the
'Fine China' singer seemed dangerously close to spending up to four years in prison.
24th, at 6:30 p.m., at the N The Miami Alumni
Marriott Hotel Miami Airport, Chapter TennesseeBut new developments suggest the case will be dismissed soon. After prosecutors
MarotHtlMami Airport, Cha pter:i, : .:-Tennessee
1201 LeJeuri e Rd. Call 305- State University meets dismissed misdemeanor charges against Chris of driving without insurance and drivOA ilaiittter 0-887 -7100.. being without a license, only a' hit-and-run allegation remains, according to the Los'. E MOCA will facilitate their 305-688-4611. 978-710 every third ::Saturday 9 a~rn
Summer Studio July 29-Aug. .'at Picadlly Restaurant .in Angeles Times. Chris' attorney, Mark Geragos, has filed a motion to dismiss the final
16, from 1-5 p.m., at 770 N Historic' St. Agnes 0 BTW Alumni Hialeah. Call' 954-435-5391. charge, saying Chris reached a settlement with'the other driver, Olga Kovalenko,
N.E. 125th St. Call 305-893- Episcopal Church will have Association will sponsor a whose Mercedes he allegedly rear-ended in May. Chris, who has publicly declared
6211. their Annual Island Dance on bus trip to' Norcross, Ga. on M S.E.E.K., Inc. will feed his innocence innthecase, peadednotguiltyon July23. Chris'repsareconfidentthat
t i~hoe eti:e cas i be diedn~,ul s on becuOlga do C e s at res ciehates.
Aug. 2 at 8p.m.- la.m. Call Aug. 24. Call 305-542-0632. the homeless in the' City theentirecasewiilbedisissd'ob ......oso'anttopres
I Zeta Royal Community 305-613-1354 or 305-696- of Overtown ,every first
Center invites parents, 4604. U Girl Power presents Saturday, at 2pm, 'at 14-15 RAPPERDMX ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH D I
students and community their Girls on Fire Gospel St. and 1st Ave. Call 678- The Party Up 'rapper, 42, was arrested near g reenville, S.C., early Friday and
to implementation of the N Miami Edison Class of Brunch Explosion Aug. 25, 462-9794. charged with driving under the influence, according to the Associated Press.
21st century after school 1973 will be celebrating their at 1 p.m., at The Armory .DMX, whoe .real nameiue is Earl Simmons, was also charged with not having a drivprogram, July 30, 5p.m. at 40th .class reunion at the Studios! 572 NW 23rd St. "U Miami Northwestern er's license..
1743 NW 54 St. Call 305- Miami Biscayne Bay Marriott, Call 305-756-5502. Class of 1979 make a The rapperwasseen driving "erratically":Thursday nightataboutll:30p.m. when
496-9717. August 2-4. Contact at 305- connection. Call 786-399- hewas pulled overon suspicion of driving underthe influence, according to Sgt. Bob
606-4248. 0 U Liberty Square "Old 4726. Beries of the South Carolina Highway Patrol's media relations department.
0 The Miami Edison Project" Reunion will be After failing afield sobriety test, he was transported to the Greenlle Detention
Class of 1974 will be U Miami-Dade County held Aug. 31, at 10 a.m., at M Booker T. Washington Center'and charged with driving under the influence, not having a driver's license
celebrating their 40th class Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez Arcola Lakes Park. Contact Class of 1967 meets, every and not wearing a seatlbelt, Beres says.
reunion at the Miami Edison is hosting a Budget Town hall Phillip at 305-696-1819. t third Saturday of the month, Simmons has faced a number of charges in recent years.-He was arrested last
Sr. High School cafeteria, meeting Tuesday, Aug. 6, at at 7 p.m., at the African year in South Carolina on suspicion .f'driving without license, and faced multiple
July 31, 6p.m. Call 305 301- North Dade Regional Library, N We Sale Florida Homes Heritage Cultural Arts 2008 arrests in Phoenix oi charges ranging from animal cruelty to reckless driviiig.
9147. 2455 NW 183 St. at 6p.m. will have their First Time Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave, .
Call 305-375-1545. Homebuyer Workshop Aug. Call 305-333-7128. .,orSis
a The City of Opa-locka 31, at 10:30 a.m. 3300 NW MorrisChestnut: .Being
Mayor and Commission 3 Belafonte TACOLCY 199th St. Call 305-469-3767. U Miami Alumni
is sponsoring a Farm Share Center, Inc. is hosting a Chapter Tennessee State
Food Distribution on Aug. Back-to-school/Anti-Bullying U Range Park is offering University is sponsoring a dark-skinned w as hard
2, at 10a.m.- 1p.m., in the Bash event on.Aug. 10, from free self defense karate bus trip to Tallahassee Sept.
parking lot of Historic City 10a.m.- 4p.m. Call 305-751- classes, Mon. and Wed., at 6-8 for the TSU/FAMU game. By Dorkys Ramos tion company when I started
Hall,. 777 Sharazad Blvd. Call 1295. 6 p.m., at 525 NW 62nd St. Call 954-435-5391. my production company was
It's hard to imagine any di- called Dark Skin Productions,
rector not wanting to cast the because it was difficult breakStatewide drop seen in overall school grades steamy Morris Chest- ing in," Chestnut says. 'While
nut in their movie, but '' "-' we might keep looking
............................................................................................................ the actor recently spoke into th e struggles B lack
GRADES Thirteen elementary and County and 15 in Broward about having a tough" women face in Hollycontinued from 4C middle schools received F would have been Fs. Across the time landing roles in wood, it's important to
grades including nine district- state, 261 schools avoided be- the beginning of his i remember that the men
Glade. Two charter schools run public schools. That's coming failing schools. career because of his have felt the cold shoulalso received F grades, Char- more than double from last In' Broward, a total of 60 dark skin tone. Dur- '< "':'' der as well. Luckily for
ter School of Boynton Beach year'where only, six schools re- schools benefitted from grade ing an interview with k' him- andus ladies, reand Joseph Littles-Nguzo Saba ceived F's, three of which were drop limit. That number was Hello Beautiful, Chest- CHESTNUT ally Chestnut credits
School in West Palm Beach. district-run. 550 in the state. nut talked about the Wesley Snipes for pavTh~rteen others were rated D, Results also show 36 D-rat- Palm Beach County School struggle of being in Hollywood ing the way and helping other
including Forest Park Elemen- ed -schools, versus 18 last year Superintendent Wayne Gent at a time when lighter-skinned dark-skinned brothers get their
tary in Boynton Beach and and 63 C schools, compared to said his school district fared Black men were getting the at- chance to shine."And then,
Pine Grove Elementary in Del- 48 in 2012. well against the state, with 41 tention. "You're talking to the Wesley Snipes broke through,
ray Beach Another 59 schools received percent of Palm Beach Coun- right person, because when I and he opened it up for us
There were 61 A-rated el- B grades (compared to 61 last try's elementary Schools receiv- was coming up, it was all about brothers, us dark-skinned
ementary' and middle schools, year) and 65 were A-rated, a ing As, compared to 27 percent PrinCe, Michael Jackson, Jesse brothers. Some of my boys,
38 B schools and 35 C schools; huge drop from last year's 101 statewide. For middle schools, Jackson. So it was really dif- Shemar Moore, they're lightThere were some success A schools. ROBERT RUNCIE 46 percent in Palm- Beach ficult for me coming up. Mat- skinned, they get theirs too.
stories in Palm Beach County. Davie Elementary was one Broward Schools Superintendent County were A-rated compared ter' of fact, my first pro duc- There's enough for everybody."

west of West Palm Beach, and earning an A grade-'compared of Education acknowledged "Credit must be given to 'the R m d a d c to o t
Washington Elementary in to a B last year. last week that the grading sys- hard work. and dedicationpu
Riviera Beach climbed from a Two other charter schools tem is flawed. As a result, they forth by our teachers, princiC to an A. Ben Gamla charter school in decided for the second year to pals, and students," Gent said.CO REesibacslkmthradn
For the first time since at Hollywood an m g n i l mtsh ost n rd rp At o g u itit c ni continued from 4C and writing to prepare for colleast 2004, the Broward school dle Charter school in Coral even if they would have fallen ues to be a state leader, we still 'lege-level courses.
district dropped to an overall C Springs also improved from B's two, three or four grades, have concerns as to the value as Fundamentals of Concep- About 60 percent of commugrade this year. Last year, the to A's this year. 'Without the safety net, four and accuracy of the current ac- tual Understanding &'Success, nity college students enrbll in
district was B-rated. Members of the state Board D-rated schools in Palm Beach countability system." and not only conquered the col- at least one developmental edu"No 0 hl Left Behind" mav e students down vital study skills that helped Community College Research
C id''propel her to the dean's list. Center at ColumbiaUneri
"I think if they hadn't re- ty's Teachers College At fourTEST needs revising. The problem is tests to students with disabili- dent of Duval County Public ally immersed me in math year colleges, about" 20 percent
continued from 4C -that no one can agree on how. ties. Schools in Jacksonville, Fla. I don't think that I would still of freshman students enroll in
Congress has failed repeatedly Supporters have hailed the Disability advocates -includ- be in college," said Grubb, who remedial classes, according to The schools are required to over the past six years to re- flexibility. "We see the huge ing some Republicans -have now tutors other students in Complete College America, a
publish the results as well as authorize the law, leaving it in diversity around our country also complained that the bill math. non-profit in Washington, D.C.,
break out the scores of racial place and widely disliked. and the needs that go from the does not offer enough protec- Sucsstreliehsae wihhsldefrstoeom
minorities, those with disabili- 'Over the past two years, the rural heartland of America to tions to special education stu- rare in college remedial edu- remedial education. One study ties and the poor. Obama administration has is- majbr urban school systems dents. cation, also known as devel- estimated the annual cost of
The law requires that all sued waivers that have so far with very different needs and "We can't forget what dis- opmental education, in which college-level remedial help to
students become proficient in released 39 states and the different populations," said tricts were allowed to do to struggling students are re- students, colleges and taxpayreading and math by 2014. District of Columbia from the Daniel A. Domenech, the ex- Black kids and brown kids quired to take non-credit class- ers at close to $7 billion.
Children attending schools law's toughest deadlines. ecutive director of the Ameri- and poor kids before No Child_that failed to meet targets 'The Republican bill, which can Association of School Left Behind," said Joshua -. -ve w ith supplie
along the way to that bench- passed last week by a vote of Administrators, which repre- Starr, the superintendent of 1)s h o
mark are allowed to transfer 221 to 207, still requires 'an- sents 13,000 superintendents Montgomery County schools to other public schools and nual testing and the reporting around the country. "One pro- in Maryland. "Unfortunately, a SCHOOL said foundation president Mary
receive tutoring services, .and of scores. But it leaves deci- gram does not fit all." lot of the conversations contin- continued from 4C Wong.
schools that continue to fail sions on how tO use the scores Others worry that students ue to perpetuate wrongheaded It plans to hand out 300,000
to make progress may face up to states and local districts in some states will end up with accountability. It's still about counties, Office Depot plans to sacks in areas near stores
changes in their faculty or and does not require them to an inferior education. "There too much standardized test- distribute more than 20,000 worldwide this year.
could be shut down. set targets for student achieve- are huge discrepancies across ing. But without the account- .sackpacks this year. It works "We really believe in a collabVirtually everyone agrees ment or consequences for states and districts and cities ability measures for states and with such local nonprofits as orative effort," said Wong, "to' today that such a goal is un- schools that fail. It also allows regarding performance," said districts, I do fear what hap- 'the YMCA, Kids in Distress, make sure these children go reachable and that No Child states to administer different Nikolai Vitti, the superinten- pens to the equity agenda." the Urban League and ASPIRA, back to school with dignity."

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Unem Ploy ment claims;

aid rise to 343,000

The sales tax holiday when no state sales tax is charged on clothing, footwear and
accessories costing $75 or less per item or school supplies selling f or $15 or less per it.

-Photo: J Pat Carter/AP
Job seekers stand in line at a job fair in Miami on Jan. 14.
WASHINGTON (AP) The the four-week average, which has skipped or shortened the
number of Americans apply- smooths out weekly fluctua- shutdowns to meet stronger ing for unemployment benefits tions, fell 1,250 to 345,250. demand. Fltoe r rose by 7,000 last week to a Weekly applications data Applications are a proxy for Fori da retailerns, face painters, seasonally adjusted 343,000. cn be volatile in July. layoffs.
gear upfor tax caneh tad The increase follows a drop Automakers typically shut They're down nearly eight
family activitiesof 22,000 the previous week. their factories the first two percent this year. Employ"The back-to-school sea- But the broader trend is con- weeks of the month to pre- ers have added an average
Songest sistent with an improving job pare for new models, leading 202,000 new jobs a month
selling seasons, g market to temporary layoffs. But this this year, up from an average
Stdet and pere The Labor Department says year much of the industry 183,000 in 2012.
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aren't the only ones gearing -- e for the back-to-school dollar," .
up for back-to-school shop- sai Bar Nicla who leads
ping. South Florida retailersmaktn efosfrTwr
are arming themselves with Shops. "The events will give usM iam i
special promos tins and of- a opeiie ifrec.
fears to entice customers dur- DThe sales ax holiday Dade Chamber of Commerce
ig the Aug. 2-4 sales tax when no state sales tax is
holiday, lining up celebrities, footwear
giveaways, runway shows and accessories costing $75 or
and more. less per item or school supplies Eight-year leader takes over as head
The renovated Tower Shops "Dora the Explorer," plus the selling for $15 or less per item
in Davie on Aug. 3 will host cast of the upcoming movie -this year will include per of Mourning Family Foundation, Fatima Ptacek, the actress "Tio Papi," in which Ptacek sonal computers, tablets and Miami Times ness relationship with Alonzo who's the voice of Dora in the also stars. The 'center n related accessories going for and Tracy Mourning. I have
animated children's TV show University Drive south of $750 or less. Bill Diggs, the president now decided to deepen that
and CEO of the Miami Dade relationship and take over as
Chamber of Commerce, the president of The Mourning
t c n recently announced on his Family Foundation.
Facebook page that he was The Foundation is involved
leaving the job he has held in various philanthropic P
t for back-to-school su p es for the past eight years and activities and has expanded
p has accepted an offer from its reach to include affordable
his friend and business col- housingdevelopment.
..Nearly every basic Item *,league, Alonzo Mourning. In Replacing Diggs is a foron Huntington National "',"- his posting he said, "Many of mer Miami Dade Chamber of
Bank's annual Backpack ; !!: you know that some 25'years Commerce board member and BILL DIGGS "V
Index has risen In cost ago, myself and some strong a business executive, Jesse fe t
since last year. men created a mentoring Brooks, who will take over for theneXtfeWmonthsas ":
program called the 100 Black immediately as the interim
By Jessica Brown Men of South Florida. O{it of CEO. According to a press takes a search for a perma- ',
that organization, I created a release from the Chamber, nent CEO. CINCINNATI Parents, you life long friendship and busi- Brooks will provide oversight* Please turn to DIGGS SD
aren't imagining it. School
supplies are more expensive 2 :.i :: t
Huntington National Bank's 11ILL strong
annual Backpack Index shows B y Marci Herou Pounds Emi c Aii i ii ~:.!dvisors!.;~ Econom ::i ic Adisrs 1
school supply prices jumped ': *' " "~" Fort : ': Larlera busi "A ot o the felt tha bs
an average of 7.3 percent this Busin esswill: be.. hapy nsewilbhapif24snssssomcbterhs
year, far outpacing inflation at Cutmrge vrasho upisls ihhssni 014's economic grwh ecnmirwth isas robust year thn at er, ir
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risen in cost since last year, plastic is more expensive," to-school shopping kicks into ..abenacoigtoarin totelts ur isi fteArlJn
some by up to $10, according said Mark Reitzes, president of high gear. eprtbyte Grater Fr eyrport by thoreaer reotrlasdTudy
to the analysis. the Southern Ohio/Kentucky "I'm kind of dreading it, said Lauderal Chamberof For Lauderde Chme igerl nger mn teres
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ation President and CEO Jen- means that private sector velopment organizations Cit- "' Reginald J. Clyne, Esq. [ Family
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Costs rise for new school supplies Detroit hopes to rebound

SUPPLIES % An online search by The DETROIT within Detroit's bound- years through his Rock
continued from 7D Cincinnati Enquirer found continued from 7D) aries the first for any Ventures entity.
continue various prices at different major retailer in many The renovation of
p Detroit was cho- State officials are buildings, apartments
Lawren Nunn of Westwood. h.i- souresac The Enqyiers foma in Detroi 02 er.hitrcl bsns
in the CincinnatiPublicfr for $2.50 at Wal-Mart sen No. 5 on the 2012 moving forward with and hotels in downtown
Sn he has inthre dauhter erspak o dy rasmrk
Sn h ols i ti ct, gae 58and $5099 at Staples and list of fastest growing the new International and midtown seem to be
Schools district, grades 5, 8 a .... at StOffic Dpt I tech cities, according to Trade Crossing across picking up steam.
and Ia tel e ae.T gtech job site the Detroit River and 'These developments
an I. havn' relyse e The grpig calcula-.
allyngod ae' lyen r ......... tor...liste phuingt s . It the M-1 Rail Streetcar are continuing beally good sale." ;::i: tor, listed by Huntington as
was No. 1 on the same project. cause Detroit has a lot
Parents will pay $10 more $119, was on sale for $99 at list in 2011. Local business of spunk on top of its
for grphig clcuato, $ : ....... : ..... ...Staples and regularly priced
for a graphing calculator, $4 00 Major food retailers, leader Dan Gilbert has reasonably priced talmore for Post-it notes or scis- -.7 1 at $97 at Wal-Mart. It was Meijer and Whole Foods, purchased 22 proper- ent and real estate,"
sors and nearly $7 more for a -I listed at $119 and higher at: are building new stores ties over the last three Kluge declared.
three-hole punch. The analy- some stores.
sis compared a cross-section Experts also noted the
of online retailers. prices may vary according to
ompared side-by-side The retail group expects parents will spend the most brand. Some stores may be
with the same: school sup- on clothes and shoes .. carrying a more expensive
p1es last year, parents would spending, though those costs be $26.7 billion., brand than last year's.
spend: have remained relatively flat The retail group expects
$577 for elementary from 2012. parents will spend the most TEACHERS LOOK City of Miami
school students, a 5.3 per- But the costs for basic on clothes and shoes, and FOR HELP Notice of Request for Qualifications
cent increase from 2012. supplies were up about $40 fewer familieswill buy elec- Mariemont parent Robyn N
$763 for middle school to $50 per grade category: tronics than last year.. Those Robinson expects to spend RFQ No.: 12-13-041
students, a 5.3 percent in- $161.27 for elementary school who do buy a new tablet or less -this year, but only becrease from 2012. (a 33 percent increase, from smartphone for their child cause her son's list is short-' Title: Construction Engineering & Inspection Services
$1,223 for high school $120.87), $198 -for middle will spend less. er. for
students, up 9.5 percent from school (a 32 percent increase) Economics experts are "Since he's going into pixth Mary Brickell Village Drainage and Pump Station
2012. and $893 for high school (a skeptical. It all depends grade, his list is cut in half,'
five percent increase). where you shop, they say. she said. Submittal Due Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
PARENTS LOOK After a record-breaking "I got a pack of pens for 14 Although her school has
FOR SALES 2012, the National Retail Fed- cents at Kroger last' night," a program in which parents For detailed information, please visit our Capital Improvements Program
As the cost of back-to- eration estimates families will said Janet Harrah, senior can pay $40 to forgo shop- webpage at: supplies rises, many spend an average $634.78 on director for, economic. analy- ping and. have the school mentOpoortuniteslDefault.asR
pfents are trying be back-to-school shopping this sis at Northern Kentucky provide the basics, Robinson
tlfty, year, down almost eight per- University.- Huntington's In- prefers to do it herself, even THIS SOLICITATION IS SUBJECT TO THE "CONE OF SILENCE" IN AC,t!hose numbers include cent from $688.62'last year. dex lists a pack of 12 pens' though she usually spends CORDANCE WITH SECTION 18-74 OF THE CITY CODE.
t t fees and extracurricular Total spending is expected to at $6.49. more than that.
.............................. D.No.P No.: 009066 Johnny Martinez, rP.E., City Manager

Financial experts predict a much better 2014

COMPANY the Fed raises long- percent) or higher (53 percent anticipate cent expect no impact
continued from 7D term interest rates. percent) in 2014 corn- lower growth. on hiring because of
One reason: pared to this year. Sixty-nine percent the 'one-year extenrates are a concern Many businesses Sixty-three percent reported they are con- sion until 2015 of the
for only 24 percent of owners said they have said that over the next fident in the outlook full implementation of Southeast Overtown/Park West ("SEOPW")
businesses surveyed, set aside cash due to two. to three years, for their, business, Obamacare.. COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Most expect to post the uncertain econ- they foresee higher while 13 percent said And while tourthe same or higher omy, lessening the growth. they were "very confi- ism has been strong, REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ("REP") 13-005
revenue growth next need for financing. Thirty-one percent dent" and 18 percent the CEOs are "seeing
year as they did in Keith Costello, pres- expect the same rate "not confident." a softness in group CALL FOR GROUP OR THEMATIC ART EXHIBITIONS
2013. They anticipate ident of Broward Bank of growth. Only six A whopping 73 per- bookings," he said.
little or no impact of Commerce, said The Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency
from federally man- higher rates aren't im- NOTICE OF INVITATION TO BID OR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ("SEOPW CRA") is seeking proposals for group or thematic art exhibitions to
dated budget cuts or acting loan demand TE be showcased within the Southeast Overtown/Park West Redevelopment Area
the one-year. delay in at his bank. during Art Basel Miami 2013 week from Thursday, December 5, 2013 through
having to comply with But, "we've got a 1450 N.E. 2ND AVENUE, ROOM 351 Sunday, December 8, 2013. All interested proposers are invited to participate.
the Affordable Care long way to go un- MIAMI, FLORIDA 33132 Proposals must be delivered to the Office of the City Clerk at the address
Act, also known as til have real demand Solicitations are subject to School Board Policy 6325, Cone of Silence. below on or before 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 ("Submission
Obamacare. arid real job growth," For more details please visit: http:/ Deadline").
The Council of Eco- Costello said, add- Office of the City Clerk
nomic Advisors corn- ing that the fact most .City of Miami
prises 25 CEOs and council members are 3500 Pan American Drive
other top executives bullish on growth is Miami, Florida 33133
in industries includ- reassuring.
ing restaurants, ho- Survey respondents 095-NN06 Custodial Floor Care Products Any proposal that is submitted after the Submission Deadline or delivered to a
tels, construction, said they expect rev- 811512013 different address or location will not be considered. The RFP packet is availbanking, medical and enue growth to be able for download from the SEOPW CRA website
advertising. The group either the same (47 SEOPWCRA.
meets quarterly to dis-
cuss the economy and The SEOPW CRA reserves the rights to accept any proposal deemed to be in
reports its findings to the best interest of the SEOPW CRA, to waive any minor irregularities, and/or
the Federal Reserve. technicalities in any proposal, or to reject any or all proposals and to re-adverNearly 60 percent tise for new proposals, or both. This RFP is not intended to be an award of any
of businesses execu- HAMPTON VILLAGE APARTMENTS PUBLIC NOTICE rights, or to otherwise create any rights, whatsoever in the selected proposer.
dves surveyed said Crossroads Management LLC is accepting pro-appications for very low income families to reside at 2800 NW 4314
hey have no plans to Terrace Miami,. Fl 33142. The pre-application form is available below. No telephone calls, walk-ins or dropoff applications (#19353) Clarence E. Woods Ill, SEOPW CRA Executive Director will be accepted.
change their borrow- Rules of Partlclpation:
ing decisions, even as Pre-applications must be accurately completed (NO BLANKS) and mailed to the following address: Crossroads
Management LLC P.O. Box 421340 Miami. Florida 33242-1340, Preapplicatlons will not be accepted in person Only applications sent via regular mail, certified mail, FedEx, UPS or other similar means will be accepted.
Any pro- application that is not fully and accurately completed and/or is received after August 30.2013 will be P N o tic e
disqualified. The waiting list will be closed August 30. 2013 at 5:30 P.M
~Pre-applictions reeived by August 30,2013 at :30pm will go through a-lotery process and assigned a randomly
selected number. Only pre-applications with random numbers I through 150 will be placed on the wait list, The I50 APPUCATIONS FOR SPECIAL MAGISTRATES
selected pre-applicants will be notified after September 12, 2013,0Of the 150 applications placed on the wait list,
priority w o gvn to Vt apcats listed in, the Pre-Application below,
*Only one pre~oppication per househod will be considered throughout the entire process. Any household that submits M GSRTS
moeta n pplicaton ilb iqalfe.I n mmber of ahueod sicue on.utpepoapiain l SPECIAL M GSRTS
the pre-applications will be disqualified. pportunitiesnowexistforappraisersandattomeyswhoareicensedntheStatefForidaand meet
mEligible inco.e liit fo prora perlicotio are asflos, theftowlngcrlterlatoserveasAppralser~peca MaglstratesorAttomeySpecia Maglstratesforthe
I I 2 I 1 4 I I I e I2013-2014 Value Adjustment Board.
Inoe 52.8 81M $3,30 824 54.2 4,4 4.8 1. No applicant may be an appointed or elected official or employee of Miami-Dade County,

2. Real estate Appraiser Specil Magistrates must be state certified general appraisers.
,- ;:.Tangible personal property Appraiser Special Magistrates must be designated members JESSE BROOKS (I.e. either real or personal property designation) of one of the following professional
Pro-Application Rental -organizations:
Dade Chamber Mail your completed form to: CROSSROADS Management U.C. P.O. Box 421340 Miami, FL. 35242-t340. Applicat ,ns must be reeived on A. Appraisal Institute (MAI Sr. only; SRPA & SREA designations)
oig 1r ore & O g tl i mIa Plae nt neatly i inkAl fields are required. Submit this form only. Incoplet ppltions. willb B. American Society of Appraisers (Fellows & Sr. members only)
D g s eaves disquaifie., Crossroads eanagement. LLC shall not be responsible for materials lostldelayed through the mail. .Ntoa oit fRa saeApasr
iN'Iiar.i Dadem: ,-- i,.... ,- :*.:, ,| 'r .... i 3. Appraiser Special Magistrates must have at least five (5) years experience in the area of
M iami Dadel c ,,h oca 5cu~
Cha beAo or Housaiot~evteappraising pslreal property isand/or personal property, and over 50% of their time must be

All Appraiser SpecIal Magistrates must be qualified and willing to hear personal property
IDIGGS _________________and/or all types of real property valuation cases, including income producing properties.
continued from 7D ______ __________4. Attorney Special Magistrates must be licensed in the State of Florida, must have,
___________________________practiced law for over five (5) years and must have at least five (5) years experience In Neither Diggs nor Pescopeeaiiaebloinoato-DOOTLMBAKS(niteNAf'o plcbe)the area of ad valorem taxation.
Broos wee aailale5. All applicants should generally be computer literate and sufficienty competent to enter for comment. However, AU&05 C=Y'alat. 2I~ d Vp== Qm '-- Em "'A'dm their findings directlyInto the VAB computer system (Ie. after a bref training sesson).
we were able to ascertain from his .own 'Aa,",,al ....te~ inc,o (so. boloi-I 6. No Special Magistrate may represent a taxpayer before the Board in any tax year during
posting, that Brooks $ I srw~u.airIndicate N/A if netapplicable .which he or she serves as a Special Magistrate.
is a New Jersey native 7. Special Magistrates will be paid a flat fee of $700.00 per 8 hour, daily hearing session.
that graduated from "ANNUAL INCOME: Indicate th approximate TOTAL amount of alt familys YEARLY gross (before :axes) income, In~clude 8. All qualified applicants will be personally interviewed by the Board. Qualified individuals
American University all sources of income for all the family members who are 18 years of ago or older. (Income includes: child support
wtamatrosc- contribution, interest and dividends, wages, self employment, unemployment benefits. Social Security disability. wokr wishing to serve may obtain an application form and file same on or before 4:00 p.m.,
wtamatrosc- comp.. pension or retirement benefits, welfare Income. veteran's income, alimony and any income sources not specifically Friday, August 30, 2013, with:
ence in organizational. excluded in 24 CFR Part4.809) VALUE ADJUsTMENT BOARD
development. He pre- "PRIORITIES: 1) Formerly Homeless Residents in Supportve Housing. 2) Section 8 VASII and Secion 8 Voucher Stephen P. Clark Center
iosywre wih Holders who have been displaced from a Public Housing Project 3) Immediate neighborhood applicnts on existing Q j 111 N.W. 1st Street, Ste. 1720
a company in Spain, wart ist 4) New .Applicatons from Advertsement. priortiin te mmditeneghero..................... Miami, FL 33128-1981
Central Nuclear de : '==.' =. = = ,o r'oa- ,, ,s-tio", c..,n c= oo. I "da.--and =hi -- oc'.s.8,: s,, Attn: RobertoA~ao aae
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consultant in strategic :ca~o ooib,
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New coach creates history.

at Mourning High School

By. Akilah Laster ander, now has his work cut
ak'lahlasterrai co rnout for him in rebuilding or actually laying a foundation
Rarely do most individuals for an extremely young, but
have a chance to create his- '.- struggling program. Alonzo
story For Dennis Alexander, Mourning High only won two
getting the head basketball > games last season (2-16) uncoach position at Alonzo and der former head coach Curt
Tracy Mourning High School A Bridges. "A coach's coach will
take anybody, try to win with
that group, try to teach them
the game, take the lumps, .PotCetAkaLse
and takes a real pleasure
!i Dolphins youth camp.
out of seeing guys improve
and try to get better every
day," Alexander said, quotcoachin ios dontlk LIlp ins academy
ing Hubie Brown, one of his
i coachingg idols. "I do not like
~ to shy away from challenges."
Alexander, who admits he did c
-Photo Credit: Akilah Laster have some concerns about J
Mourning basketbball team huddle. players at Mourning being
as dedicated as his former By Akilah Laster location for the south.'
provides him with that oppor- knowledge of the game," Rob- players, said that he was Aside from working with
tunity. Both the program and inson said. "I'm going to miss pleasantly s-rprised. Al- ..... former NFL'players, the camp
the school were estab- having him on the sidelines exander will look to guards The Miami Dolphins Acad- provides five full days, where lis hed in 2009. with me in the heat of the Roojerry Dangerville and Leo emy hosted its second an- campers work at six sta"We're writing battle. [But] I know he's going Rodriguez for leadership, but nual youth camp last week at tions a day and go through a history with to be successful."Alexander in developing his programs Felix Varela High School. The "junior-training" process The just about credits, his experience at culture he believes that any weeklong camp gave some 60 final days the campers get to
everything we Carol City alongside Rob- of his players can emerge as participants ages five to 14 an simulate a real Dolphins' game do," Alexander inson, his best friend, for a leader ifhe does what he opportunity to interact and day experience, including runsaid. "With preparing him for the op- "needs to do as a coach. "The train alongside former Dol- ,ning through-the smoke-filled that people portunity at Mourning. He good thing about your first phins players for five 'full days. inflatable helmet onto the field
might think also is one of the reasons that year is you're not rewarding The Dolphin Academy or- and listening to the national
there's no pres- Carol City developedrogam th i anybody for anything they did ganization wanted to provide anthem before each age group's
sure but, who wants competitive program that it isAlexander said. "You opportunities for the youth in game.
to, go down as someone who today. A former math teacher. don't have to make a leader, all of the supporting South "When the kids seethe didn't ever matter?" Alexan- at Carol City, Alexander they develop." Scheduled to Florida counties to get a top- helmet they just let their hair der,'a Miami native and North earned his bachelor's degree play Carol City in'his first notch training experience. Of- down and [are ready] to play Miami Senior High School 'in engineering from Tuskegee season, a team that made it fering camps in Jupiter and at some football," Drayton said alumnus (Class of 1996), University. "I grew up want- to the regional quarterfinals the Dolphins' practice facility about the bamp that costs spent the last eight seasons ing to be a coach," Alexander after going 19-7 last season, in Davie, this particular camp $250 for the week. "We really as head junior varsity coach said. "I learned more sitting his return will be heartfelt. 'was a part of an expansion just want to make the experiand assistant varsity. coach at on the bench and watching Asked what he would say to to make sure they recognized ence a great experience for Carol City Senior High School my coach and how he ran_ Robinson if he pulled an up- the Dolphin supporters in the them." under the tutelage of longtime practice than I ever did play- set against his former team,: South Dade area. The camp is growing in
head coach, Barry Robinson.. ing." He had an opportunity his response was humble and "sometimes you can take popularity, doubling in partici'"Hard work and commit- to go back into engineering, simple. things for granted and ignore pation since its commencement
ment [is] what coach brings' but choge to become a teacher "You taught me well," Alex- your fan base," said Troy Dray- year. "The parents said the to the table as well as great at Carol City Senior. Alex- wander said. ton, Dolphins Academy youth camp is great [and] we got a
..program, coordinator "We fi- .lot of kids back from last year,"
ured we needed to add another Drayton said. "The potential
camp on and this was a central for growth is good."
FormerINFL playerhopartner's National tennis center

with DIBIA for- scholarship coming to Ft. Lauderdale
By Akilah Laster Smith's name, whose clien- American Tennis Association eyeing Sistrunk tele' includes Santana Moss
(Washington Redskins), Don- Boulevard area for new facility Famed former NFL player A'. te Whitner,, Chad Johnson,
Desmond Howard partnered "" and more, has become syn- By Arlene Satchell
with the Miami based compa- onymous with elite developny, Dibia Athletic Development focueSmith, who typically is The nation's. oldest Black
to provide scholarshipsfor 30 focused on- professional ath- amateur tennis association
local youth to participate in a letes, said that it was a posi- wants to build its first permafootball skills clinic hosted at 'ive change of pace to work nent home and training center
Ransom Everglades earlier in with kids. Players and par- in Fort Lauderdale's historic
July. ents alike are already look- Black Sistrunk Boulevard corn"I had an interest in doing ing ahead to the next clinic. munity.'
-Photo credit Avice Warren +I can't wait for the next : Once completed, the estimatita clnsho" Hwar sacid. o gie Campers learning how to tackle.' camp," said Eric Sutton, 14, a ed $6 million facility excludJoy seeing kids competing and drilling ending wtha coach- Okpalobi. "Calculated and sophomore atAmericanHigh iing land, with aspecific site i
getting the most out of their player interactive game. strategic expansion is key to School. "Since camp I have still to be determined will abilities. There was a lot of "Our coaches really took being successful globally." become faster in all the drills add luster to an area that has hard work that goes into put- their time with the young Okpalobi, a University of we learned." been undergoing a renaissance -aieJa
ting on a clinic [but] you have men and gave them as much Miami alumnus (Class of Howard and Okpalobi said in the past several ye~irs.'-rieJa
to keep in mind that you're individual attentioh as they 2005) and former 'basketball that with the success of the The American Tennis'Asso- Tennis star Venus Williams doing it for the kids." wanted," Howard said. "Coin- player, began Dibia Athletic clinic, that costs $50.00, they ciation facility, which will also will be designing the interior
The one-day clinic, hosted. munication is paramount in 'Development in 2011; since will look to xpand for the house a Black Tennis Hall of of the American Tennis As-. by Dibia Athletic Develop- running a successful clinic." beginning, the company has next, including adding more Fame, also will bring national sociation facility. lent, gave players ages six It was the first football relat- offered basketball .camps and days, NFL player participa- 'attention to the area, with to 14 an opportunity to be ed clinic that the internation- clinics worldwide. L' ion and focusing on holis- .famed tennis star Venus Wil- is in its preliminary phases, trained by some of South Flor- al company hosted as part of Okpalobi, said after person- tic development. "We look to tiamas designing the interiors, the ATAs goal is to have it built ida's esteemed high~ school its multisport expansion. ally training with Smith and have film sessions, a life skills Williams' Jupiter-based compa- and ready in time for its 100th coaches, well-recognized Io- "Expanding into other sharing the company vision portion, and clinic' manual :ny V*Starr Interiors is partner- anniversary in 2016, a tourism ca NFL trainer, Idi "Bo the sports has been our plan since 'with Howard, he knew they so the kids can continue to ing with the United States Ten- official said. The association Trainer" Smith, and Howard day one," said Dibia Athletic were key in the expansion learn the fundamentals of the nis Association on the facility's, plans to unveil the site plan frthree-hours of intense skill Development CEO, Brandon process, game," said Okpalobi. ~ 'interior'design, and renderings Aug. 1 during
for "Having the ATA home be- its 96th national championship
ing built right here at home in amateur tennis tournament
of 'behavior an ugly, dark The Marlins minor league South 'Florida was the perfect program in Fort Lauderdale, secret that we are only now field coordinator, John Pier- opportunity to be involved in a which kicks off Sunday and finding out about? Time will son, will become interim hit.- positive way in such a historic runs through Aug. 3. tell. But the news on Mar- ting coach. First-year man- association, Williams said in A decision on the site's final tinez though is quite disap- ager Mike Redmond 'said an email. 'It's fantastic that location isn't expected until
pointing. Martinez said he everyone in the organiza- it has come full circle for me, after its Fort Lauderdale event,
onctochd aplaerin n- o isd artinez'sit being involved in the design an ATA official said. At least ger, grabbing rookie Derek the outcome of Matnzs as well as benefiting from the one possible site has already~
No la e f r erb l usDietrich by the jersey in the brief tenure. Martinez, in my influence that the ATA has had "been identified along West
N pl c fo ve b la u e batting cage early this sea- opinion, was a great player. over the years." Broward Boulev~ard near the
The Miami Marlins made was leaked this past week- son. Dietrich, demoted last However, that does not e- : Palm Beach Gardens-based Strayer University campus, a national -news this past end people were shocked. Monday to Double-A Jack- ways translate into a per- Williams, 33, and her tennis- city spokeswoman said reweekend' as former NY Yan- Now several questions tin- sonville, was among the son being a great coach. The posbigSrn ilas ety
kees world series hero and ger. In a world where Mike players to complain. Marti- Marlins are baseball's worst p1 r iln e ena limsor cen l o tenwed
Marliris hitting coach Tino Rice threw basketballs and nez said he offered to resign offensive team and the lack 31,areieach miplnersmajor-h Pantes calfo theinewg ead-r
Martinez submitted his res- anti-gay slurs at Rutgers earlier, but team owner Jef- of production by these young Florida is also home to another to be built on land near or
ignation amid abuse allega- athletes, and Tony Bernaz- frey Loria wanted him to stay players obviously frustrated top Black female tennis star, within the Sistrunk Boulevard/ tions. I loved Tino when he ard once ripped off his shirt on the job. When the comn- Martinez who simply reacted Plantation's Sloane Stephens, a Northeast Sixth Street corridor,
played with the Bronx bomb- and was ready to go blow for plaints by players became the wrong way. Hopefully we 20-year-old who is now ranked according to the Greater Fort
ers, many baseball fans did. blow with a room full of Mets public, Martinez became have heard the worst of this N.1 ntewrd adraeCneto ii
That is why when the story minor leaguers, is this type certain he should resign. sad tale. No Wh i e nigfrteoettors ueaue CvB).o &Vi

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