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Mayor backpedals again on Forjobs, youth andpride

makingmas v bt cFifty years later we're still marching
makin mas ive b dgetcuts for civil and voting rights :
4 in services.
Those cuts includ- By D. Kevin McNeir the 2013 March on Washington.
By D. Kevin McNeir in order to balance the budget and ed closing almost kmcneir@miamitimesonline.com The March, which will make the
kncneir@miamitimesonline.com maintain services for the county. half of the County's 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin
But when citizens and the com is- ':' p libres(22) Florida may be a long ride from Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have
It's hard to tell exactly what ver- sion railed against an increase in the and dismantling six our nation's Capitol, but that a Dream" speech and pay tribute
sion of the 20 13-2014 budget Miami- property-tax rate, Gimenez backed fire-rescue trucks. doesn't seem to have deterred a to the original 1963 March, takes
down and recommended flat tThe Mayor con- committed group of mostly faith- place on Saturday, Aug. 24. The
will submit to the county commis- rate. However, he pointed out that eluded that with. the based congregations located in bus tour from Miami to Washingsion when a final vote is held next without a significant increase in the ...... library department the State that are now making ton, D.C., is being spearheaded
month. Several weeks ago, the Mayor property tax rate, the only remaining facing a $20M gap and plans to join colleagues from 60 by People Improving Communiindicated that he would raise taxes option would be to make cuts Please turn to MAYOR 10 chapters and 150 cities scattered ties through Organizing [PICO]
across the U.S. on their way to Please turn to MARCH 1OA


r URBAN BEACH-WEEKEND

ii6 police bullets later,


family still seeks answers
By Lizette Alvarez
The last 90 seconds of Raymond Herisse's life unfold on
YouTube with chilling clarity.
The car Her---sd r n e s a a a a h i isse, 22, is driv-AP Photo/Hani Mohammed irig rolls down
a, South Beach'
AYemeni soldier inspects a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. embassy stret S ho t sc, U.. mbss street. Shots
in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Aug. 4. Security forces close access roads, put up extra blast, are heard in walls and beef up patrols near some of the 21 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim the distance world that Washington ordered closed for the weekend over a "significant threat" of an : as Hialeah poal-Qaida attack. : lice officers try HERISSE
to stop the car.
U S tris to pnpoint target About two blocks later, the car ..
U.S tre opn onag t slows to a stop, standing idle
By Kimberly Dozier Lawmakers have said it was a massive plot ,fo Morei thanh aominue. ightrs
in the final stages, but they offered no spe- : im ec oieofcr
WASHINGTON --American spies and intel- cifics. Intelligence officials told The Associ- : clse ertedie' ie -Walter Michot/Miami Herald
ligence analysts on Monday scoured email, ated Press that the target could be a single :* Then they unleash a barrage of MacinAzrRym dHesesmohadCarneer
phone calls and radio communications be- embassy or a number of posts, or still other more than 100 bullets, a volley MrelnAzRam dHris'mohadCalneetwee adQaia opratvesin YmenandtheWestern objectives. The diffuse nature of the so startling that the hands of isse, his sister.
organization's senior leaders to determine monitored information led the Obama ad- : the person recording the scene hind the wheel. Four bystand- 2011, for the final day of Urban the timing and targets of a potentially spec- ministration to close diplomatic posts from : from his cellphone shake. ers were wounded two men Beach Week, a yearly hip-hop tacular attack that officials said they came Mauritania on Africa's west coast through *" In all, 16 bullets hit Her- and two women, part of a large and rap event in South Beach. across in monitoring militants' "chatter." Please turn to TARGETS 6A. isse, who was killed sitting be- crowd gathered on May 30, Please turn to ANSWERS 8A


~i The 'mnyth of Black absence 'in art

Kinsey art collection features entrepreneurs, a Teyun wat
Kntucky~iii Derby jocvey and 'our At-nne Frank' he calls "the
: -.----, ~ '~ myth of Black
SDeWayne Wickham an ambitious effort to clear Major League Baseball comn- absence."
the scar tissue away from missioner. As co-chair, Kinsey They want to
ORLANDO Twenty years Los Angeles neighborhoods oversaw the day-to-day opera- use the fain"ago, Bernard Kinsey worked that were heavily damaged in tions that used $380 million 5fly's extensive
: mightily to erase a painful the riots following the 1992 of private-sector contributions WICKHAMi collection of : history. Now he's working acquittal of four policemen to repair a lot of the physical Black art and
even harder to reveal a history who were caught on videotape damage done by the riots. artifacts to tell the long:" that he says has too long been severely beating Black motor- Today, Kinsey has teamed ignored stories of the roles :overlooked. ist Rodney King. with his wife, Shirley, and many Blacks played in the
g : Back in 1993, Kinsey was Rebuild L.A. was headed son, Khali1, to take on an making of America.
Sthe manager of Rebuild L.A., by Peter Ueberroth, a former even more daunting mission. Please turn to KINSEY 1OA

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2A THE MIAMI TIMES, AUGUST 7-13, 2013 BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY

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liHE. SIGISMIJND REEVES, Founder, 1923-1968 The Black Press believes that America can best lead the Af~ o
~me is running out before the Miami-Dade County GARTH C. REEVES, JR., Editor, 1972-1982 world from racial and national antagonism when it accords to _______commissionn and the county mayor must decide what every person, regardless of race, creed or color, his or her
..budget they will approve for the new fiscal year. In the GARTH C_ REEVES, SR., Publisher Emeritus human and legal rights. Hating no person, fearing no person,
nex fe weksMayr Crlo Giene wil b trveringthe RACHEL J. REEVES, Publisher and Chalrman the Black Press strives to help every person in the firm belief Cnty holin tekon hals men weeiell gitrverisg he___________________ __________that all persons are hurt as long as anyone is held back,
and pony show and then allow for a few questions from the
audience. But there's a problem. B UEERBNOegnrbno~ahntnotcm;
As we have both seen and subsequently reported, the Mayor has already changed his mind several times as it relates to
the line items on this budget.Th (T P.T ary mn tyAs
Will he seek to raise taxes? He was but has since relented ALe GOP: The part of m L .anynut id a
after being put to the fire. Will he make cuts in rescue and It's not your imagination. The doing in the Senate. There, Sen. dio interview this week. "I think "party of no" ert library services that will only put more people out of work Republican Party really does Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his tea they're beaten down and they're charted realm where the object at a most inopportune time? Finally, does he realize that seem to have taken leave of its party-backed allies are threat- convinced that we can't give a seems to be to make the nation by slashing budgets at libraries located in "the hood" that senses. The House GOP major- ening to shut down the whole fight, and they're terrified." ungovernable. he is also making efforts by Black students to keep up with ity has decided that its final act government in order to strip It's quite a bit more likely that Unable to control his unruly students of other races a nearly impossible feat, particularly before the summer recess will Obamacare of all funding. Republicans who oppose Cruz's majority, Boehner has essengvnthe paucity of free computers, study centers, tutors and be to take its 40th vote to repeal -Cruz and his fellow chief insur- nutty idea recall what happens ,tially given up; judge the House
gvnall or part of the Patient Protec- rectionist, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, when the party throws a tantrum not on how many laws it passes,
Intrnt aces hatexst n heaveag Blckscoolzoe? tion and Affordable Care Act, want the Senate to refuse to and refuses to fund the normal he said recently, but how many
While the voters agreed to give the county mayor the kind popularly known as Obamacare. pass a continuing resolution to and necessary functioning of it repeals. Even by that stanof authority that defines him as a 'strong' mayor, we haven't This time, Republicans will vote keep the government operating the government. The shut-it-all- dard, of course, this Congress is seen a whole lot of strength from the current man at the to prohibit the Internal Revenue beyond Sept. 30, when the cur- dow n initiative has the support of. strikingly unproductive, since all
top. And that concerns us. Gimenez was recently heard on Service from playing any role rent fiscal year ends. The non- Sens.- Marco Rubio of Florida and those votes to repeal Obamacare
a Spanish-speaking radio station and used the word 'coin- in implementing the law, which have done nothing except waste
munity,' going on to say that he had invoked the views of the would effectively gut the mea- everybody's time. If we get past
community before deciding what budget items needed to be sure in some parallel uni- T unable to control his unruly majority, Boehner has essen- the shutdown threat, the next
kept or reduced. verse. Like -all the previous votes *ltially given up; judge the House not on how many laws it opportunity for mayhem will be
Really? Perhaps we missed the invite. Because from what to kill, otehr e apciae- U passes, he said recently, but h~ow many it repeals. a .GOP threat yet again to cap ootewsinaaiaegri evouCsly wound the economy we hear, Blacks have not received an invitation to speak with Obamacare, this one.- has zero by refusing to raise the statutory
-the Mayor at least not in a public venue. No Black radio chance of Success in the reality debt ceiling. Maybe we'll make it
stations, no Black newspapers, no Black businesses or non- that we inhabit. The inelegantly partisan Congressional Research Rand Paul of Kentucky, both of past this crisis, too. But chances profit organization no Blacks at all have been invited named Keep the IRS Off Your Service issued a report last Mon- whom are thought likely to seek that Republicans will actually let to the table. Are town hall meetings going to suffice? Will Health Care Act of 2013 could day stating that implementation the party's 2016 presidential Congress do anything construcour words really be heard, assuming that we even believe in never make it through the Sen- of Obamacare would continue nomination as is Cruz. I think tive seem dimmer. than ever. the process and therefore bother to at-tend? Is this town hall ate. If somehow it did, President even in the event of a shutdown, someone should sign them all up Obama can use his executive process really a sincere attempt to listen to Blacks and then Obamna would whip out the veto But mere facts cannot begin to for a reality show called "Tea Par- powers, but those only go so far.
makesom adustent oris t meelyonemor exmpl open faster than you can say "pre- penetrate Cruz's carapace of cer- ty 'Frenemnies." I'd watch. Next year voters will have to demak sme djstmnt o isitmerlyon moe xamleofexisting conditions." tainty. This would all be hilarious if cide whether elected officials who
throwing Blacks a bone just before the hammer falls? Amazingly, this pointless ex- "There is a powerful, defeatist it weren't so alarming. Absent do .not believe in government
ercise in the House makes more approach among Republicans in strong leadership from mature should perhaps find another line sense than what Republicans are Washington," Cruz said in a ra- adults, the GOP is drifting past of work.

Florida ignores the

Supreme Court

nce again, a state is attempting to put to death a. man T h eoitof proin Thu ji
who is clearly ineligible for execution under the Con -prfi p oe -ce n tei y tn he Black
sttuin ne gin tae n fdra out ae I am now doing what I said I Skittles, that truism hit home nomic empowerment for Black Quite honestly,=7a1 i
ignoring uncontested facts by hiding behind the draperies of would not. I am writing a col- even more. Our protests leave folks, according to a 1986 INC. 2Ariz'pna Iced Tea had absolutely legal procedure. And once again we are forced to wonder why umn in which I mention the an admittedly residue of profit magazine artic ,le by Joel Kotkin, Pnothing to do with George Zimnthe Supreme Court is so reluctant to step in when a man's life items Skittles and Iced Tea. I for many companies, some of titled, "The Reluctant. Entrepre- merman killing* Trayvon Maris at stake. cringed every time I heard those which is unavoidable. But in the neurs," the irony of profitable ftin,, and yet they have become
words during the pursuit of jus- case of Trayvon Martin, the pro- protests looms even larger. symbolsl" in the aftermath of John Errol Ferguson is scheduled to die at 6 p.m. Monday tice for Trayvon Martin and his tests in which people purchased We protest while others prof- 'his death. If young Martin had in Florida. Mr. Ferguson, who brutally murdered eight people family, and throughout the trial candy and tea, and even hood- it. 'And as I said in my previ- nothingg in his hands that night, in 1977 and 1978, has sat on Florida's death row for 34 years. of George Zimmerman. They be- ies in many instances, resulted ous article, we count people "at' would it have made any difDoctors long ago gave him a diagnosis of paranoid schizophre- came synonymous with Trayvon in unexpected, incremental, and our protests while others count ference? Absolutely not. Now nia. He believes, among other things, that he is the "Prince of himself, and were mentioned welcomed profits by the manu- profits "from" our protests. some may say this is a trivial is eig xeute bcasehe ca cntoljust as much as his name. As facturers of those products. Symbolism over. substance, thing and maybe even question God ad tathefar back as March 2012, dem- -why I chose to write about-it.
the. sun."
onstrations and protests were Well, my intention is to get us
held, one of which took place in uite honestly, Skittle's and Arizona Iced Tea had abso- to see, once and for all, the role
The Florida Supreme Court found that he was competent Liberty City, Fla. that featured Ilutely nothing to do with George Zimmerman killing Blacks play in the economics of
to die, but only by applying a test for mental illness that the protesters holding up bags of ,. this country yes, even in the
Supreme Court has explicitly rejected. A federal appeals court Skittles and cans of Arizona Tea. Trayvon Martin, and yet they have become "symbols' in face of tragedy. I want us to unupheld the sentence, relying largely on a federal law that re- In case you have not yet fig- the after math of his death. derstand how to keep the. main
quires a significant degree of deference to state court rulings. ured out the connection by thing the main thing in all that
Apparently it wasn't even enough that one of the federal court's reading the title of this article, we do, especially when it comes
judges found the test Florida applied to be "patently incorrect." as Booker T. Washington said What a countryl Huh? Arizona Beverage and Wrigley/ to economic empowerment.














OPINION

BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY 3A THE MIAMI TIMES, AUGUST 7-13, 2013


CORNER Y ROGER CALDWELL, Miami times


NOW Scott: Dream Defenders should leave Florida
"I love the SYG law. George had of words going on with Scott and Selma, Alabama. Jackson also voting hours or add
-" his day in court and won; get the Republicans with Rev. Jes- says the environment in Florida when voters were standing in over it. Jackson and Sharpton se Jackson, and our governor is "toxic" and compared Ala- line up to six hours just to vote. are in it to keep the race issue is condemning Jackson's corn- bama Governor George Wallace Jackson also draws attenup.- I agree with Bill O'Reilly, on ments as Yreckless and divisive.' to Scott. Wallace was considered tion to the alarming disparities Fox. Should they decide to boy- "It is unfortunate that he would one of the worst racist governors in Florida's prison population,
cott this state that is fine with come to Florida to insult Flo- of his time, and Jackson is ac- where Blacks make up 40 per
me, and as usual, once again the ridians and divide our state at knowledging that Scott is follow- cent of the population but are spineless Detmocrats want more only 17 percent of the state's
gun control laws; well the law is residents. He cited the case of
fine. Don't commit a crime or at- ev. Jackson has labeled Florida an "apartheid state," Marissa Alexander who was
tack any one and you, will not get n oprdtesaeshnln-fteTaynMri sentenced to 20 years in prison
shot, see how simple it is. the states ofthe Travyn for shooting a bullet in a wall
we do not need outsiders coming R case to the civil rights horrors of the 1960's in Selma to scare away an abusive husJ to our state and telling us how Alabama. band. The judge would not let
-i I to run it, don't like what we do, this Black woman use the Stand
go home and stay there," says your Ground law.
Florida resident Bob Hudsun. a time when we are striving for ing in his footsteps. It -is apparent that justice in
Governor Rick Scott and many unity and healing," Scott said. In an interview with The As- the state favors one group over Floridians think things are go- Our governor must keep his TV sociated Press, where Jackson another, that racism is built ing just fine and where there off, because activists around the spent a night with the Dream into the system and that deciare problems, they are being country are organizing a boycott Defenders at the governor's of- sions are based on class and resolved. Our governor believes of the state as a result of the un- fice, he went over a list of condi- race. Jackson is pointing out the that he is helping the state heal, just conditions. tions that made the state "apart- disparities in the state based on
T and the different national pro- Jackson has labeled Florida heid-like." Jackson started with its records and he's right it is
A D.V151N OF THE IRS
test leaders around the country an "apartheid state," and com- our governor's position on vot- time for justice and change in should apologize and keep their pared the state's handling of the ers':rights, when he tried to limit Florida. mouths shut. Travyon Martin case to the civil access to voting by cutting early Roger Caldwell is the CEO of
At this moment there is a war rights horrors of the 1960s in voting days. He refused to extend On Point Media Group in Orlando.
BY RANR JAKO




A double standard on using the N-word
I typically don't write about every nigger here, bro." ment as to whether it is right phones picks up professional athletes doing st-u- What Cooper said was stu- or wrong; I am simply sharing ing used on the field during live R".EL, MRSWIG.O,.YOUR MEDI.AL RE A AFP W1 UG pid things because I have abso- pid. But, what I am having a my personal interactions with games. Coarse language is part KQ 1" "K 1 AND I4PME UM BRIEF'1) M,15 ON YOUR H0 0EM)OIi lutely no interest and it serves problem reconciling is the re- professional athletes in various and parcel of the NFL, but is no purpose. But Riley Cooper's action of the public in general settings. This is the dilemma not for public consumption. actions from last month can be and the team and the NFL in the Black community has ere- So, why is there no outrage
very instructive and deserves particular. ated for the broader public. We by team and league officials
my attention. I have had many profes- give rappers, entertainers, and when they hear these words
-of Riley Cooper is about to begin sional athletes as clients and other Blacks a pass when they on the sideline? Oh, I forgot,
his fourth season as a wide re- friends and spend a consider- use the word nigger, but then this feigned outrage over Cooceiver with Philadelphia Eagles able amount of time with them want to hold a white person per's comments were caught of the NFL. The 25-year-old on camera and the outrage
I ....was born in Oklahoma City and iley Cooper is about to begin his fourth season as a is more of a public relations
N Traised in Clearwater, Fla.He wide receiver with Philadelphia Eagles of the N.FL. The responSe- to protect their
C played football for the Univer- receiver wie, Pn Eh sport's-brand.
sity of Florida. By all accounts, R 25-year-old, was born in Oklahoma City and raised in My point is very simple: If we hisavery good receiver ad Clearwater, Fl.in the Black community didn't
has been a model teammate use the word nigger, then othduring his years in the league. ers wouldn't feel comfortable
Last month, he attended. a both in public and in private. I to a different standard. There using it, either. Cooper is toKenny Chesney concert in Phil- am appalled at how freely the must be one standard when it tally responsible for what came adelphia. He was denied back- word nigger is used by these comes to the usage of this word out of his mouth; but the Black stage access before the concert athletes in mixed crowds. Riley it is not acceptable for any- community is responsible for and became visibly angry based is white, but I can assure you one, under any circumstance, making him feel comfortable on the video that has gone vi- that his Black teammates use to use it. Period. saying it.
ral. In the video, Riley can be the word nigger around him Team management and NFL Raynard Jackson is president
seen and heard telling security on the field, in the locker room officials hear the word used & CEO of Raynard Jackson & (who cannot be seen in the vid- and when they are. together on the sidelines every Sunday Associates, LLC., a Washingeo and is said to be Black), "I privately, during the games and every ton, D.C.-based public relawill jump that fence and fight I am not making a judg- now and then league micro- tions/government affairs firm.


Do you think the court was wrong for denying Commissioner Michelle Whatrmatters: minimum or 'living' wage?'

Spence-Jones a third term? Last week, workers at fast food curity t x (about 7 percent). Too Many families who live below far this year), they 0T. ..... E
restaurants demonstrated outside many minimum workers- don't the poverty line use supplemen- a penny. Yet those who are well WILLIE BALLARD, JR., 49 JEAN ST. PAUL, 76 their places of work, highlighting work full-time, full-year. Many tal nutrition programs [SNAP] paid and well supported show litSouth Carolina, construction Haiti, minister the low wages they receive and have their hours cut so that corn- (formerly called food stamps) to te empathy for those whose lives
"The court "I tikdemanding more. They say twice panies can avoid paying benefits, enhance their food budget. Con- and work are daily struggles.
as much, or $15 an hour, willpro- This means full time, full year gress is in the process of cutting In many instances, the poverty
is wrong for they're wrong vide them with a living wage. In work is the best-case scenario. $NAP so low that 5 million of the line does not reflect differences in
letting her go. for denying Washington, D.C., the City Coun- For many, it can be much worse, roughly 47 million people on the housing costs, health care costs,
She was doing her another cil has sent legislation to Mayor The poverty line for one adult program will be cut. Some receive or even transportation costs.
great job for term. She was Vincent Gray requiring 'big box" and two children is $19,530, medical assistance through Med- Many quibble over the minimum
the" commu- doing her job stores such as Wat-Mart and Best which puts the $8.25 worker be- icaid. wage, but the more relevant isnity." well and she Buy to pay $12.50, which is more low the poverty line. The parent In other parts of the country, sue is the living wage. Millions
needs to con- than the D.C..,minimum wage of who earns this scant wage strug- full-time, full year workers earn are pushed below the poverty
tinue doing it." $8.25 an hour. In response, Wal- gles to make ends meet, and of- less than D.C. workers. Those line because too many employMart says it may not build all of ten cannot. Too often, this parent who earn the federal minimum ers do not take the cost of living CIERRA NORRIS, 26 the six stores it had slated for has to choose between transpor- wage of $7.25 an hour earn into consideration when the set
MARIAHt REYNOLDS, 19 Opa-Locka, deli clerk D.C. Responses depend on Whom tation and shoes for their chil- $15,160 per year, less than the wage levels. ,Paying workers less
Miami. student you talk to, with some of the un- dren, between children's books poverty line for one parent and than they are worth drains our
"I feel like she is doing a good employed saying that an. $8.25 and food. A two-parent family one child. Some feel these low economy because these workers "The court isn't wrong. She job. She can get the job done job is better than no job, and oth- has a higher poverty threshold of wages are acceptable, especial- will not be spenders or "economic did her time a whole lot better than these ers saying that $8.25 is not a liv- $23,550, about 20 percent more ly some Tea Party members of expanders."
and now it's other people that are trying to ing wage. than the minimum wage worker Congress, yet they earn at least Julianne Malveaux is a Washup. It's time to run. If people .Let's do the math. earns. $174,000 per year. Actually, if ington, D. C.-based economist and
give somebody are pushing Although taxes for the low in- Federal and state supplements fast food workers were as pro- writer. She is President Emerita
else a chance." for her to get come are low, they are still de- often make the difference be- ductive as this Congress (which of Bennett College for Women in
back in, then ducted, especially the Social Se- tween swimming and sinking. has produced little of nothing so Greensboro, N. C.
she has to be
doing something right."
FRANK DAVIS, 43
Mimi popr ,mnaeen GERG BAS, 3The Miami Times is 'the' voice of the Black community
=As far as the law is con- Bahamas, dealership owner Writing you has been an ex- views of those who work diligent- brothers and sisters with kn'owl- ducing and publishing the facts
cerned prob- treme challenge for me that ly on a day-to-day basis follow- edge we all need in order to sur- that serve and affect Blacks, I ofably not; but "No, they weren't wrong. She is, trying to formulate the right ing the topics that matter to the vive. I personally want, to thank fer my deepest appreciation.
they should served her words to express my apprecia- Black community. Your political you for playing such an imporhave let the L term, we are in tion. For years I have been read- views are important to the read- tant role in our community. For Xavier Hyland
people decide. need of some ing and enjoying the editorial ers. You arm your fellow Black the long years of dedication, pro- Milton, Florida
We are the new blood."
people who
elected her.a
We know what
she has and hasn't done for our The City of Miami's District 5 showing buildings, economic can claim credit. During Coin- Liberty City.
community. This new campaign needs a. leader not a follow- development, housing and jobs missioner Spence-Jones's first
race is turning ugly. I would er and not a copycat of the that have been created only term, from 2005 to 2009, noth- -Grady Muhammad
want to see her run again." commissioner that's going out when the current commissioner ing good built in Overtown or Miami










4A THE MIAMI TIMES, AUGUST 7-13, 2013 THE NATION'S -1 BLACK NEWSPAPER




Robert Mugabe wins


again in Zimbabwe

Challenger says voting was rigged
By Lydia Poigreen

HARARE, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who has led
Zimbabwe since it threw off white rule in 1980, won another term
on Saturday as the official results were announced for last week's
hotly disputed election, defeating his main challenger with 61
percent of the vote and roaring back to secure his grip on power
after having to share it for the past five years.
The Zimbabwe Election Commission announced the results
moments after the challenger, Morgan Tsvangirai, denounced the
V J voting, saying it had been rigged.
"This fraudulent and stolen election has plunged Zimbabwe into
a constitutional, political and economic crisis ," Mr. Tsvangirai,
who won 33 percent of the vote, said in a news conference at his
d house. He demanded that a new election be held so that Zimbais a d tbweans could "freely and fairly elect a government of their choice
Con rom se s. n t adiry bu getwor a step that a spokesman for Mr. Mugabe's party, ZANU-PF,
quickly rejected.
In fact, W4ashington s hould just do it two most popular positions of them at all costs. Secretary of State John Kerry also cast doubt on the validity of
the day. In fact, our budget choices to- the election in a statement on Saturday. "In light of substantial
By David Petraeus tant issues is a compelling rea- day are much more palatable. electoral irregularities reported by domestic and regional observson for why a two-party system STARK CHOICES IN WAR Tax rates are lower than they ers, the United States does not believe that the results announced
As Congress head's home for makes for a strong democracy. Military conflict is generally were under President Clin ton, today represent a credible expression of the will of the Zimbabweits August'recess, huge political But Washington is still making a another case in point.. You ei- and virtually no one wants to an people," Mr. Kerry said. storms are brewing over a bud- fundamental error, no doubt one ther go to war or you don't, and raise them massively. Entitle- But regional election observers suggested that any flaws were get impasse that will confront that constituents will point out trying to fudge the distinction is' ments have just been expanded not serious enough to invalidate the voting. lawmakers when they return, when members return home. usually a mistake. Even within under a Republican, president The victory was a stunning comeback for Mr. Mugabe. After the
The House is basi ,ng its annu- Important elements in each par- wars, some decisions can't be and continue to grow faster than disputed 2008 election, in which he won fewer votes than Mr. Tsal peningbils o on se oftytret cmprmis asif t wreblurred. For example, as we saw inflation, and virtually no one is vangirai did, he was forced into forming a unity government. This relatively draconian budgetary a dirty word. The very notion of in Iraq, once President Bush de- proposing that we actually cut time, Mr. Mugabe's partywon more than two-thirds of the seats assumptions, the Senate on a a "Tea Party" suggests a moral cided to surge forces in 2007, it them. So we have space within in Parliament, giving it supermajority that can make changes to
whoe dffeentse. Ad hng-clrit inthestrgge t fiht ffwas important .that the nation which to compromise. the country's Constitution without votes from other parties.
ing over everything is the need oppression and promote liberty. dos eouey e eddt ial,. ahntnsol
for another extension of the debt By this perspective, the nation's make a decision and then prop- not exaggerate government's role
ceiingto eepthegovrnmnt efiit nd ebtarethec~iecterly resource it or accept that in our economic future. Beyond runing Infaines tobot reultof ruawa goernentwe were likely headed for defeat. the Beltway, the gradual recovparties, the paralysis is largely behemoth that must be directly Bttefdrlbde eae eyo h osn akt h
based on principle, not parochi- confronted. is different. The battles are on- reinvigoration of domestic enalism or pettiness. Democrats By contrast, for .staunch de- going and never-ending, and the ergy production and U.S. manutypically want to protect entitle- fenders of federal entitlements, results are seldom permanent' facturing, exciting progress in
ment an oter ssitane fr ay pssile estain ontheThe system is set up to allow de- new technologies such as cyber middle-income Americans, who rate of growth of some programsbaenddjsm tonna-ad3Dprtigadthohav suferd sgniicatlyin s teatd lke diectassultonnual basis. It is also set up to re- going electronics revolution are recent years. Republicans tend the poor and working classes. quire compromise when we have beginning to bring our economy to worry that the. burgeoning Many in this debate'abhor the divided government, back and our deficit down.
growth in entitlements, especial- notion of meeting the other sideWahnondentnedo ly Social Security and Medicare, halfway. CHOICE MORE PALATABLE be the only answer. It just needs";
must be checked and soon. In some realms of public pol- If we had extremely high tax to avoid being the main problem
While they agree that the middle icy, compromise is wronghead-anspdigbreslesoe -ndtnlveofghaohr
class is beleaguered, Republi- ed or impossible. Causes such European countries, Tea Par- budget battle as the parties seek cans view tax relief as a better as the abolition of slavery and tiers might be right that it was new mandates from the voters response than government pro- the attainment of full rights; for time for a showdown about the in 2014 and 2016. That is how -Aao U nei/European Pressphoto Agency
grams. women are historical examples country's future. Or, if entitle- it is supposed to work. That is RoetGMuacnerdfaedhsmicalng,
As is often the case, there is where there was a right answer, ments were about to be savaged why Congress and the president RoetGMuaecnerdfaedhsmicalng, merit on both sides, and the dif- but it was not the. politically con- by a' heartless right wing, Demo- 'should seek a compromise deal Morgan Tsvangirai, with 61 percent of the vote, the Zimba-. ference in perspective on impor- venient midIpoint between the crats might be -right to defend now. bwe Election Commission said Saturday.



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Same-sex marriage opponents voice displeasure with GOP
By Anthony Man with the statement "Preserv- the job, citing 'irreconcilable committee and all wearing
ing and Protecting ng itnal Traditional Man rrige differences" with the county shirts opposing same-sex marLike members of rival teams, Marriage,' and continuing with Traditional Marriage Republican Party's board. riage then took turns speaking
shirt color can help identify dif- excerpt from the section of the Truex and Day said in inter- during the open mic portion of
ferent factions at the Broward national Republican platform The institution of marriage views that they didn't think the gathering,
Republican Party. that states the party position is the foundation of Pavalock should be removed as Gillies said it's a mistake for
Last month, the color was against same-sex marriage, civil society... party secretary. "I don't think Republicans to support samered, worn by supporters of Re- Broward Republican Chair- she should be removed. I sup- sex marriage. 'If we continue to
publicans who had voiced their man Tom Truex addressed the the union of one man port the chairman, Day said. slide to the left and forget God's
support for same-sex marriage, controversy early on. He did and one woman The party leaders' support values, how are we going to get
On Monday night, the color it somewhat indirectly, never must be upheld as the didn't satisfy everyone, people to show up and vote [for
was white printed with ex- mentioning same-sex marriage As the gathering hit the two Republicans]."
cerpts of the national party or Pavalock. He said there have national standard, hour mark, committeeman Ed Kilcullen explained that the
platform worn by people un- been "questions" about Repub- a goal to stand for. Bender got up during the "new t-shirt shows what she believes.
happy with the woman who or- lican Party leaders express-g and promote-. business" portion to make a "This is what I signed onto, the
ganized the red-shirt wearers ing their views even when they urage, r motion to remove Pavalock. By Republican platform. Anything
four weeks before, party secre- don't agree within the party plat- that time, about half the people less than that is like the
thatPLCA time, Ibu haI I,-epelesta ht slkh Demotary Cara Pavalock. form. -Anthony Man had left, there wasn't a quorum cratic Party," she said. In a reAnd pleas for unity from Bro- "There is no requirement T-shirt worn by four Republicans opposing same-sex mar- and Bender couldn't make his cent email, Kilcullen suggested
ward's top Republican Party of- that everyone in BREC agree motion. Pavalock should be asked to reficial who even invoked the with 100 percent of what is in riage at the monthly meeting of the Broward Republican Party. Bender, Danita Kilcullen and sign. She stopped short of that man revered by Republicans, the party platform," he said. Day said Republicans should ness among local Republicans. Jack Gillies, all leading mem- Monday evening, but suggested Ronald Reagan didn't seem Party leaders retain their First focus their energies on spread- In February, Rico Petrocelli bers of the Tea Party Fort Lau- that when party officers are to have much effect. Amendment rights to free ing the word about the advan- quit as chairman less than four derdale in addition to their roles picked in the future, "perhaps
The immediate cause of Mon- speech, Truex said. ages of the Republican Party months after he was elected to as members of the Republican people should be vetted."
day night's discord was people Later, Sharon Day of Fort and on what she said are the unhappy about Pavalock's call Lauderdale, the No. 2 official at disastrous policies of President on the eve of the June meeting the national Republican Party, Barack Obama, who is presidfor people to wear red in sup- and the elected state commit- ing over "an overreaching adport of party members who'd teewoman for Broward County, ministration that is destroying gone public with their support issued an impassioned plea for our country." for same-sex marriage. About unity and an end to infighting. "I'm asking you, let's stand 15 or so of the 150 people in at- She paraphrased Reagan, i together. Let's take the battle tendance did so. who said that someone who to the streets.... Let's not get
For Monday's July meeting, agreed with him 80 percent of caught up in the things that four Republican Party commit- the time isn't a 20 percent en- don't make a big difference for teemen and committeewomen emy. your future," she said.
who make up the Broward About half the people attend- O S I
Republican Executive Commit- "We are destroying ourselves ing stood and applauded Day tee, the governing body of the as a party," Day said. "We are when she was done. county party showed up in so quick to fight with ourselves Day said later her comments white t-shirts. that we are not even fighting weren't aimed at the controverEach shirt was printed with the other side. We have lost sy over Pavalock and same-sex 12 lines of black type, starting sight of who the enemy is." marriage, but to all divisiveZimmerman stopped for speeding in Texas A O 1 2
By Michael Muskal cials said they could not dis- sion, and the officer said he did
cuss the incident. A spokesman not.
An armed George Zimmer- for Mark O'Mara, the lead attor- Zimmerman also told police man, acquitted of all charges in ney on the Zimmerman defense he was headed "nowhere in par- T the shooting of Trayvon Martii, team, said there would likely be ticular." At the end of the enwas pulled over by police in For- a comment later in the day. counter, which lasted less than ney, Texas, and given a warning According to the media re- five minutes, the unidentified for speeding and released, ac- ports, Zimmerman was driving officer said: "Have a safe trip." cording to media reports, a Honda pickup when he was The incident was captured on
TMZ, the entertainment news stopped. Zimmerman, 29, told the officer's dash-cam. website, and CBS11 in Dallas- police he was armed and was On July 13, Zimmerman was
Fort Worth both reported last told to put the, weapon in the acquitted of all charges in conWednesday that Zimmerman glove compartment, which he nection with the shooting of
was pulled over just before 1 did. After checking that there Martin, an unarmed African p.m. on July 28 while traveling were no other criminal issues, American teenager on Feb. 26, westbound on Highway 80. The the officer released Zimmerman 2012, in Sanford, Fla. Zimmertelevision station also tweeted a with a warning, man had argued that he shot
copy of the incident report. Zimmerman asked the officer Martin in self-defense when the Forney city and police offi- if he recognized him from televi- youth suddenly attacked him.


Legal limbo for Nazi suspects i
By Amy Forliti
and Randy Herschaft

At least 10 suspected Nazi
war criminals ordered deported by the. United States never
left the country, according to
an Associated Press review of
Justice Department data
and four are living in the United States today. All remained
eligible for public benefits
such as Social Security until
they exhausted appeals, and
in one case even beyond. Quiet
American legal limbo was the -AP Photo/Suzanne DeChillo AN 30
fate of all 10, men uncovered In this Nov.20,2003 photo,Jakiw Palij stands out in front of a building I
in the AP review. The reason: in the Queens borough of New York. Palij is among at least 10 suspected While the U.S. wanted them Nazi war criminals ordered deported by the United States who never left.
out, no other country was willing to take them in.
The United States can de.port people over evidence ,: ......,:~

crimes, but cannot put such people on trial because the al-.... "I i
leged crimes did not take place
on American soil. The respon- 1 sibility to prosecute would lie with the countries where the crimes were committed or or- .. ,,
dered -if the suspects ever ...
end up there. !:
In the 34 years since the i<
Justice Department created <
an office to find and deporti"-- 7:'! ..
Nazi suspects, the agency has .:,:.: .....
initiated legal proceedings against 137 people. Less than half- at least 66-have been '
removed by deportation, extra- I"<' ....
dition or voluntary departure.... i ,
At least 20 died while their E ;0-.
cases were pending. In at least
20 other cases, U.S. officials
agreed not to pursue or enforce deportation orders, often. because of poor health, according to a 2008 report by the I I N[P IAI
Justice Department. In some
cases, the U.S. government
proceedings in exchange for Far a faw pennies mart a day, we are investing in a state-of-thecooperation in other investiga- -art water and wastewater system far Miami-gade County. And
tions, the report said.
But the key stumbling block ynur water bill will still be amnn the lowest in Florida.
has been the lack of political ~nnnaaaannrn~ar AI
will by countries in Europe to TO IDOiMtEV1T:vmuwauflh i
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Killer's death sentence voided
Upset over the death of a friend In taking Davis off Death Row, suspicions of drug use from his
may have spared a convicted the Supreme Court also consid- parents and prompted his dad to W e tu to
Broward County murderer from ered his mental condition at the kick him out of the family home.
a lethal injection. time of the shootings, conclud- BIG SISTER
The Supreme Court of Flori- ing that he was suffering from a BIG SISTER
da has vacated a death-penalty : temporary psychotic episode. Davis had known Proby only P
sentence for Ralston "Jay" Davis During trial, prosecutors ar- a short time, describing her as by ar
Jr., who instead will serve life in i. gued that Davis' psychosis was his "big sister," when he stormed
prison for the shooting deaths of drug-induced, while defense at- into her Lauderhill apartment
Myosha Proby, Ravindra Basdeo : torneys maintained that Davis and shot her, execution-style, c a t c
and Carlos Jones. did not abuse drugs. while a mutual friend cowered
The high court ruled that Da- rt-' Paul Petillo, a Palm Beach nearby.
vis,- 28, of Sunrise, did not act in County assistant public defend- "Big sister ... she betray me, l
a "cold, calculated and premedi- er who represented Davis' ap- so I murdered her," Davis said to anc
stated manner" when he ordered peal, said the court's ruling vali- his parents on the police videoProby, 28, to her knees and fired dated several of the arguments tape. "I was just on a mission,
23 bullets from an AR-15 as- he made in his motions. just taking care of business." Ml
sault rifle into her body. It also Ralston "Jayf" Davis Jr. "Of course, the state's view From Proby's apartment, he found several mitigating factors "The record demonstrates that was that the psychotic episode drove to an Exxon station by De...\ AMc a vist d ath u s etce t e "was drug-induced," Petillo said. the Swap Shop, where he also
thattheJusti ceSaid renderedtoo this case is not among the most "But it was my position in the executed Basdeo, 29, a stranger aggravated and least mitigated brief that the state misinterpret- Davis thought had disrespected a ver, ncudig isroe i afaalof firt-dere mudes On that
stabbing at Piper High School. asegr murers. on ed my client's Jamaican Eng- God by passing Davis in traffic.. N w t
stabb i TY DieFESEo death." lish 'dead off is a well-known He tapped Basdeo's car winINSANITY DEFENSE Jamat" eJamaican expression, but it is dow, ordered Basdeo to open his
Davis, who unsuccessfully Although Courtney's stabbing wholly unfamiliar to American mouth, and fired a single bullet happened three yeas before Da- '$t.
waged an insanity defense in vis went on the killing spree that ears." from his semiautomatic rifle.
his 2009 trial, is a Piper High claimed lives of Proby, 8as- Davis, who turns 29 this Jones, 26, had just bought graduate who used to run with demand Jones, Davis testified in month, is serving his sentence at snacks to take to the drive-in Ba the Wood Boys,, a gang that as- the maximum-security Florida theater when Davis forced him
semble d By t aratht Apart- the trial of his friend's killer just State Prison in Raiford. His par- to the ground and shot him mull I weeks before his Dec. 2, 2005, cents, who ran a Fort Lauderdale triple times. ments complex near Fort Lau- documents whosran said they had no idea A Broward jury in 2009 con- Bec c
Dr. show that Davis was upset that "ministr'yu0l i h o dr l e
what caused their son to snap, victed Davis of first-degree mur"Dr. (iche) Brano thei-he wasn't a stronger witness but his mother testified at trial der in all three cases. In 2010 a
fleddurng he pnaly paseagainst Kern O'Sullivan, who,~cK ~4
that'this incident likely contrib-d ers O atiin, that Davis suffered physical and the judge took the jury's recomuted to Davis' mental deterior served six years of probation in sexual abuse at the hands of mendation to sentence Davis to on 't kee go r o cutegversforaheimrderofntabl"deteriora-'k,
tion in the period leading up to exchange for a manslaughter caregivers while growing up. death for the murder of Proby the capital.offenses," thejudg plea. In the days before the slayings, and to life in prison for the mur- .a. n saafro
wrote in their July 3 opinion. HIS MENTAL CONDITION Davis' unusual behavior drew ders of Basdeo and Jones. 11i


Men accused of raping young.SUBSCRIBE p


girls in separate Broward cases TODAY \N s44 just 'e a

By Erika Pesantes after offering the child and her
siblings food. A nurse later exTwo men are accused of raping amined the child and confirmed .. young girls in separate cases, she had been sexually battered, A
according to the Broward Sher- the Sheriff's Office said. iff's Office. The child told) investigators -4 A re you keeping
Robert Watson, 28, of Pom- that she had never had sex with pano Beach, and Phanes Louis, anyone before.
22, of Lauderdale Lakes, both Watson denied the allegation, face charges of sexual battery but admitted to bringing the girl --Brward Sheriff's Office
on a child in each incident, re- food. Phanes Louis (left); Robert
cords show. Louis.was addition- ..In the case Louis was implim- Watson (right) ally charged with three counts coated in, the child was 9 years of lewd of 'lascivious molesta- old when the incidents hap- her while she showered, tle re-. Meet your Miami-Dade County recycling cart.
tion. .- pened between Ov-tober 2011 port said.
t~io. /pend btwen Otobe 201 prt aid ,Residents-have been keeping their carts happy over
Both men 'were arrested and October 2012, according to When the girl told'Louis that
Thursday and were being held a sheriff's arrest report. she planned to tell her mother the past five years. How so? By feeding them more
in the Broward County Main While the child was using about the rape and molestation, than 288,500 tons of newspaper,
Jail without bond. the restroom, Louis walked in- "he told her to 'shut up' and that
According to an arrest affida- side and touched her chest and if 'she did, she would die," ac- plastic, glass, steel and aluminum
vit, Watson on Wednesday forced privates, the report said. On a cording to the report. items all to be recycled.
himself on top of a 10-year-old separate occasion, he allegedly Upon his arrest, Louis denied girl and raped her on a couch touched her buttocks and raped the allegations, the report said. But not everything brings a smile
to your recycling cart. Not plastic
bags, packing foam or garden
U.S. tries to pinpoint targetshoe.Tsecnbruedr
-hoses. Those can be reused or

TARGETS networks.' Another program U.S. embassies. placed in the waste bin.
continued from 1A searched global Internet us- White House spokesman Jay
age. Therefore, if a new name Carney wouldn't say whether the Middle East to Bangladesh, was detected in the initial chat- the threat extends to the Uniteast of India, and as far south ter, the name or phone number ed States or whether Amerias Madagascar. of that person could be run cans should be fearful because
Officials wouldn't say who through the NSA databases to of the alerts.
intercepted the initial suspect see whom he called or what The U.S. also has stepped up co
communications the CIA, websites or emails he visited. surveillance in Africa, flying To keep your cart happy,
the National Security Agency, The surveillance is part of unarmed observation drones and know what you can and
the Defense Intelligence Agency the continuing effort to track from Libya, focused in that. can't recycle, call 3-1-1 or visit
or one of the other intelligence the spread of al-Qaida from its country on a mix of militant
agencies that kicked off the birthplace in Afghanistan and groups in the town of Darna.ww.miamidade.govpublicworks. sweeping pre-emptive closure Pakistan to countries where A newer U.S. operation opened of U.S. facilities. But an intel- governments and security last year at an airfield in Niger,
ligence official said the con- 'forces are weaker and less wel- aimed at tracking another aftroversial NSA programs that coming to the U.S. or harder filiate, al-Qaida in the Islamic
gather data on American phone for American counterterrorist Maghreb, in neighboring Mali. '
calls or track Internet commu- forces to penetrate such as One senior U.S. diplomat in
nications with suspected ter- Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Mali and the region said his diplomatic
rorists played no part in detect- Libya as well as Yemen, al- facility was keeping a skeleton
ing the initial tip. The official .ready home to al-Qaida's most U.S. staff working to provide
spoke on condition of anonym- dangerous affiliate, al-Qaida some U.S. citizen services, but ity because the official was not in the Arabian Peninsula. Ad- was limiting movements in and
authorized to discuss the spy- ministration officials have said out of the area and remained
ing publicly. the plot seems to be centered in closed to the general public.
Once the plot was detected and may be carried out by that Diplomatic staff were taking
however, NSA analysts could affiliate, known as AQAP. precautions standard for the '
use the programs that leaker The Yemeni government also region even in normal times
Edward Snowden revealed to went on high alert Monday, avoiding areas of known mili- ',..
determine whom the plotters stepping up security at gov- tant activity and varying times ...4
may have contacted around emnent facilities and check- and routes for business or per-
the world. Snowden revealed points, according to a Mideast sonal meetings. The official
one program that collected diplomat in the U.S. The diplo- spoke on condition of anonym
* telephone data such as the mat said the Yemen alert was ity because the official was not
numbers called and the dura- related to the threat that led to authorized to discuss the clo-
tion of calls on U.S. telephone the temporary shutdown of the sures publicly.


Missing pregnant teen found in Delray Beach ~ ool hcals

Sun Sentinel Authorities issued an alert on
Friday after the teen was last '
Broward Sheriffs Office de- seen at a Deerfield Beach bus tectives said Sunday they have stop on East Hillsboro Boulelocated a pregnant 17-year-old yard. Iwho was reported missing on Her mother dropped her off
Wednesday. at that location on her way to
Breanna Nicole Winston was work so Breanna could attend
found safe and in good health a scheduled appointment, said Pa '
on Saturday in Defray Beach, BSO. Winston is nine months 'where she had been staying with pregnant and was ordered to re- -,,' Sa friend. She has been reunited main on bed rest, her momn told With her family, said BSO. BSO.-









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Miam Ties saffreprt nmbe of usialsin his sleep on November lective careers, the Johnson as a vocalist to high 11, 1954, at his home in brothers were dedicated to endJohn Rosamond Johnson acclaim. New York City. ing the minstrel tradition and
was born in Jacksonville, Flor- eradicating the myth of the old
ida on August. 11, 1873, two THE BROTHERS THE STORY BEHIND Negro. Together the two wrote
years after his older brother, JOHNSON MOVE TO THE BLACK NATIONAL the book, music, and played in
James. He was the youngest NYC. ANTHEM "The Shoofly Regiment" (1906)
of the, three children of James Johnson began his and "The Red. Moon:" (1908).
and Helen Johnson. At an ear- career in. Jacksonville Rosamond and his It is disputed whether the two
ly age he expressed an interest as a music teacher brother collaborated ex- succeeded in their stated goals.
in music and began taking pia- in the community. tensively on a variety of However, through their music,
no lessons at the age of four. He He' soon established levels. They worked to- the Johnson brothers continwould eventually become a suc- a' flourishing teach- gether in the comedic op- ued to push the envelope for
cessful musician and one of the ing career and had era industry. Rosamond Blacks by placing Blacks in
key figures in the development many students. In ad- also arranged almost all more diverse roles, as opposed
of the Harlem Renaissance. He dition, he worked as of the music scores :for to limiting them to servile, unbegan his musical studies at an organist and choir the songs in his broth- skilled, grotesque positions.
the local Stanton school, where director of the local her'ss books: "The Book of Other music released on Tin
his brother also attended, and. Baptist church. Even American Negro Spiritu- Pan Alley, by Rosamond for the
took lessons from his mother, before completing his JAMES WELDON JOHNSON als," and "The Second musical stage (co-written by his
He and his brother both grew education, he 'had al- Book of American Negro brother), included: "A Maiden
musically; however, although ready published two and 136th Street (Huggins). Spirituals." Ironically, one with the Dreamy Eyes," "NoJames Weldon went to college, small pieces., However, upon There the brothers me t impor- of their most notable and well body's Lookin' but the Owl and Rosamond went to study clas- his return to Florida, he began tant people like 'Bob Cole and known, collaborative works, the Moon," and "The Congo Love sical music at the New England to create musical accompani- drew attention fr-om* influential "Lift Every Voice arid Sing," be- Song" (Huggins). Johnson also Conservatory in Boston. He ment to some of his brother's leaders in the performing in- gan as an informal poem writ- wrote, the score to "Emperor found an interest in musical poetic work. In 1899, the two dustry. Rosamond's distinction ten for a school program which Jones," starring Paul Robeson comedy' while studying clas- brothers moved to New York was recognized when he joined was set to music by Rosamond. in 1921. In the film, Johnson's sicl usi. e'coninedhisan sttld n arlm.wih Bb ol an sverl th Muh atr is igifiane1as usca aranemntsra4e









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teed families In need

City's Vice Mayor Kelley teams up with local officials
Miami Times staff report hosted by Vice Mayor Joseph food and distributing it to
L. Kelley in partnership with scores of seniors, children, "They are not just feeding State Senator Oscar Braynon families, veterans and oththe stomach, they're feed- II and State Representative ers who need it most. Farm ing the spirit and the soul," Cynthia Stafford. It all took Share Commodities Coordiexclaimed 41-year resident place in the parking lot of nator Alfio Ferrea says the .....
Mary Brown as she stood in Historic City Hall. program is funded through
line one of hundreds of Farm Share, a non-profit grants and donations from
recipients that received free organization, is working with local and national contribugroceries in Opa-locka last Kelley and other local offi- tors. Fernando Jose Fernan- e a
Friday. The Farm Share food cials, legislators and groups dez, 32, a 10-year resident ,. distribution was sponsored to alleviate hunger and mal- of Opa-locka expressed his by the City of Opa-locka nutrition across the state, by -Photos courtesy of City of Opa-locka
mayor and commission and recovering fresh, nutritious
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Over 25 community volun- noodles, tomato sauce, dry could use a little help," Kelley
gratitude. teers assisted officials with pinto beans, apple juice, corn said.
bread-maker' in the house, the bagging, organizing and meal, organic fresh fruits and One resident confirmed his distribution. vegetables, along, with emer- view.
of four which includes my Ferrea estimates that each gency. blankets. "This will take a lot of
87-year-old grandmother $10.00 donation to Farm "Today we were able to serve weight of my family due to
and this .really helps us," he Share provides $100 to $150 over 600 households," Ferrea the unexpected expenses of ,,said.
Stafford said, "This is the in groceries, per household. added, an upcoming funeral," she
rafo wead, he t ve The items -distributed last "During hard economic said. "I was blessed today bereason we re ofhere + to serve week included: frozen turkeys, times, this was an opportuni- cause turkey stretches with
the people of our communi- potato wedges, beef stew, egg ty for us to assist those who beans."



Delray-Beach's Sister City comes to town on Sunday

The Moshi delegation from Tanzania, Africa will
spend time learning about Deiray Beach
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By B MIarisa Gottesman of '$7.5 million from the Bill forward to. ; !
and Melinda Gates Founda- Reade said he was so proud }!,i
Starting Sunday, Delray tion under the "Africa Urban to travel to Moshi to start the
Beach will talk trash with city Poverty Alleviationi Program." garbage service that he can't officials from halfway across The grant allotted funds to wait to help them with recy-N :I .. the world. U.S. cities paired with African cling.
In November, city officials Sister Cities to help with water, "If they can start recycling,
traveled to Moshi, Tanzania, sanitation and health issues, they can create jobs and be its Sister City, to help improve exactly what Moshi needed. environmentally sustainable,' life by helping implement a Schmidt said the chapter re- Reade said. trash disposal service. ceived about $115,000 to pay Since their trash program
Now, seven members of the for the trash program that took off, he said Moshi has Mayor Cary Glickstein will welcome and introduce a delegation from Moshi, Tanzania, one
Moshi .delegation, including would help Majenga, a ward of been recognized in Africa the mayor, will come to Del- Moshi that was suffering the as a leader in sustainability. of Delray Beach's sister cities. ray to update officials on how most. An additional $10,000 the trash program has helped was provided to cover the .......
them and learn how to ex- group of four's administrative pand it. fees like airfare for the almost.............
"They had community trash 30-hour journey. l" '
piles," said David Schmidt, the The money went toward pur- Gie "o rcide h o n ru ute eserve fo, te
president of Delray Beach's chasing what locals of Majen- 7uLo. n WU' ehWh*[
Sister Cities chapter. "When ga call "skip buckets," what TflintrooIIvrJ Wh CQOhP
they got too big they would just Americans would call dumpburn them." sters. The funds also paid for
He knew Moshi was strug- repairs on a couple of trucks. -gling with trash services, so that will transport garbage to he did what any family mem- the town's landfill. ber would do help. The delegation doesn't want : ...
The local group pursued to stop with trash pick up. :'funding from Sister Cities In- They want to look into feasible i i;.
ternational, a nonprofit creat- recycling options. '
ed by President Dwight Eisen- Schmidt has packed the '".. ..
hower in 1956 that promotes delegation's first visit to Del- ',:
international relationships. ray Beach with various lunAccording to the organiza- cheons and activities, but he tion's international website, has scheduled a tour at the I : .
600 United States cities are county's Solid Waste Authorityi ]
paired with other cities, form- recycling plant. .. .
ing 2,000 relationships. This is something Richard N |! .
He heard Sister Cities Inter- Reade, susta-inability officer national received a donation for Delray Beach, is looking









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heed the cries of the community?


MAYOR maary, Gimenez said he thinks he spokesperson for the Mayor, he difference but feared that withcontinued from 1A can save some of the County's hi- will make a presentation regard- out enough people attending
braries, including those in Mod- ing the budget at each town hail and opposing the cuts, the budthe fire department being short el City and Opa-locka, reducing meeting and will then address get as it now stands was probby $15M, something would have the number of closures from 22 any questions from the commu- ably a foregone conclusion. Both to give. The ire of citizens only to 14. He added that he also be- nity. The Mayor was unavailable said they were willing to give became more heightened as sev- lieved he could protect three fire for comment. the Mayor and the commission
eral things became clear. First, trucks from being shut down. However, two citizens, both the benefit of the doubt and see --Photo: Disney Parks via Getty Images
some 149 firefighters/paramed- He told Putney that the closures longtime residents of Miami- what transpires at the town hail Bernard Kinsey, right, wife Shirley, center, and son Khalil, ics, along with 250 library work- for the library and fire depart- Dade County, 40 and 60-plus meetings. wl eodlfa h rme fterfml'r xii tDse
ers would be the ones receiving ments that he first announced years, respectively, did express The town hail meetings sendlfathprmrofhiraiyatexbtatDny pink slips. Second, Black com- were based on a "worst-case sce- their concerns about the budget continue in Palmetto Bay Coin- World in March. With them are "Grey's Anatomy" stars James munities appeared to be dispro- nario." process and the proposed cuts, mission Chambers [Aug. 81; City Pickens, left, and Chandra Wilson, second right.
portionately represented in the saying they planned to attend at of Aventura Commission Cham-th
slated library closures. COMMUNITY GETS A CHANCE least one of the town hail meet- bers [Aug. 15], Florida City, T chi-,Aiar~m t
Last Sunday, Gimenez made a TO RESPOND ings. One citizen said that while City Hail [Aug. 20]; West Dade D ebun~i ng he' rf m yt
brief appearance on "This Week Now, Gimenez; has initiated a the Mayor had address 'ed the Regional Library [Aug. 22] and in South Florida with Michael series of town hail meetings Spanish-speaking community Little Haiti Cultural Center [Aug. KINSEY of the Patterson-Greenfield
Putney," during which time he the first of which kicked off last via the radio, he had not spoken 27]. All of the meetings begin at continued from 1A automobile, a car built in Ohio attempted to clarify where he_ Tuesday evening at the North to Blacks. The second responder 6 p~m. For more information go by a Black-owned company
stands in terms of the budget Dade Regional Library in Mi- said he hoped that the town hail to www.miamidade.gov/budget/ Give Kinsey a chance to talk shortly after the turn of the and cutbacks for now. In sum- ami Gardens. According to a 'meetings would actually make a home. about the history to be found 20th century, and the Enterin his family's vast holding of prise Railroad Co., which was

and he tells the story of Harriet in South Carolina.
Tray on' deah s ark d in eret i D... m rch Jacobs, a runaway slave who "I've always had an interest

MARCH Desmond Meade, 46, timonies. After all, ev bus tour is intended to change spent years hiding from a sexu- mn making us a whole people,"
cotne fo Asays those who board eryone deserves respect the minds and hearts of Ameri- ally abusive master in the crawl Kinsey told me. 'With our colcniudfo1Athe bus will have "pow- ~ -it shouldn't matter ca's leaders, space of an attic. "She was our lection, we're trying to change
a national network of faith- erful stories that often if one is rich or poor or "This tour is just one of four Anne Frank,' Kinsey said dur- tenraieaotteahee
based community organizations tend to be ignored." ~"Black, white or brown. national campaigns that we ing a presentation last week ments of African Americans."
founded in 1972 to create in- 'We'll be meeting at Meade, who also have undertaken but they all at the National Association of So far, the Kinsey family has
novative solutions to'* problems Greater Bethel AME 'serves as the president start at the local level in vari- Black Journalists Convention, had a lot of success. Florida's
facing urban, suburban and Church in Overtow of th'lrd ihsossae, crd ad The shortly before a private view- Department of Education has
rural communities. Since their [pastor, Rev. Eddie Lake] Restoration ,Coalition, recent Zimmerman verdict not ingofnexiiofsmof dvlpdaolnecr
founding by a. Catholic priest, for a press conference, MEADE sypoiymkrin nlipatdepeinFrdahis fam ily's holdings that are riculum for students based
Fr. John Baumann, PICO has training session and wor- the U.S. often make de- but caused outrage and unrest nwo ipa nteEcts o isyscfe al ok
successfully worked to increase ship service before we head off cisions as if "some citizens were across the U.S. If we don't ad- American Adventure Pavilion at The Kinsey Collection: Shared access to health care, improve to D.C.," Meade said. Invisible." dress the mass incarceration Walt Disney World. Treasures of Bernard and
public schools, make neighbor- "Ralph Ellison referred to how of youth, the wave of gun vio- Once on stage, Kinsey 'segued Shirley Kinsey -- Where Art
hoods safer and build affordable MAR ICHING TO. those in p Iower tend to, ignore en- lence that is killirig far too many from the story of James Forten, and History Intersect. A porhousing. MAKE PEOPLET'ISIBLE' tire portions of society," he said. -young adults, or the lack of jobs a wealthy Black Philadelphia tion of JKinsey's Black history
Last Tuesday, they discussed -"Those who get on the bus at "When policy makers act as if available to young people, we sail-maker who employed a collection was put on display their plans for their Lifelines Na- each stop have been disenfran- we [people of color] don't exist, are in danger of losing an, entire large, interracial workforce of at the Smithsonian Museum in tional Bus Tour, that will take chised,,are victims of incarcera- they endorse policies that have a generation. We're calling for a whites and free Blacks decades. 2010. A much larger exhibition place the, week leading up to tion, are making minimum wage negative impact on' our lives. We conversation on race and jus- 'before the Civil War; to the life opened in June at the Gantt ,the Aug 24th gathering in D.C. and barely able to make ends are marching to Wash ington to tice and we hope. to build racial of Jimmy Winkfield, a Black .Center in Charlotte. Starting Tuesday, Aug. 20, pas- meet or have lost one or more make our people visible again." solidarity and regain the dignity Jockey who rode the winningI'eawybenfsitd
sengrs ill et n th bu inloved ones to gun violence," The Rev. Michael McBride, 37, that all people -even, if not horses in the 1901 and 1902 b itr n fe nae
Miami, followed by Orlando, Tal- Meade said. "We are assembling senior past or of The Way Chris- especially,, those of black and Kentucky Derbies before bew by the treatment of Black hislahassee, Durham and Atlanta, a group of people of color that tian Center in Berkeley, Call-. brown skin deserve.". coming a top jockey in Russia, tory as a subplot in the life of before touching down in D.C. this nation refuses to give value fornia, serves' as the national For more information go to Germany, France and Poland. thsnio.TeKsyfaiy The state director for the Florida to. we want this -country to hear director for. PICO's Lifelines to wwwv. lifelinestohealing. org/ Also among the untold storiesisdngaltodeukts Lifelines to Healing Campaign, us and hear these moving .tes- Healing Campaign. He says the events. Kinsey rattled off are those myth.


Sa-rp enters NFL Hall, of Fame
8V Josy Johnston tral Florida town of Plymouth
and Sapp said, that's how he
CANTON, Ohio -Like the learned the meaning of work
man himself, Warren Sapp's ethic. L
Pro, Football Hall of Fame "I never played this game.
bronze bust was a complicated to get into the Hall of Fame,'"
piece, of work. Sculptor Blair Sapp said. "I played this game
Buswell said it required time- to retire my mother because
consuming -patience. "Lots of my 'mother worked to the
little details," Buswell said.' bone. And I wasn't going to alWhen it was unveiled -the low her or myself to be in that
Hall's first bust with hair position again."
braids Sapp beamed. He pat- To Jamiko, his ex-wife, Sapp
ted it. on the head and kissed said she "held me up when no-.. .. o
the ceek.body else would. You were my
Job well done. backbone." .AUDRIEY M. EDMONSON
That was what Sapp's team- The most poignant moments
mates and opponents said be- were, delivered by Sapp's 9M fi f IU
fore, during and after the in- 15-year-old daughter, Mer- Gduction ceremony at Fawcett cedes, who presented him for
Stadium. induction. 0
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Buccaneers defensive tack- impact on every snap of the
le and 13-year NFL veteran ball," Mercedes Sapp said. 'To 1c
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also details the religious and or a country," said Johnson to of -- ---.-e occurred on August 28, 1963.
A new global Christianity re- social contexts of each of the 21 The Christian Post on Thurs- historic moment 50 years ago The Pre-March on Miami will
port predicts that there will be United Nations regions and the day. beginms tf rprtJ tBapt 3 r h tree CN.Wni
2.6 billion Christians by 2020, changes that will occur within According to the report, Chris- M93rdms tffpott Basthr h, 2330 t Nve'W.tt
with most of the growth expect- them. tianity in Europe rose from 75 93rmeoaeth poig5thAn- 2d Strene, andt toees 8to
ed in the global South while Todd Johnson, director of the percent in 1970 to 78.6 percent Tocmeraeteuoin50hAn-2dAvusuhto8h Christianity continues to de- Center for the Study of Global in 2010, mostly attributed to versary of the historic March on Washington, Street, west to 23rd Avenue
chine in the global North. Christianity, noted that while the collapse of communism in Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2; the MONESTnME and north to 93rd Street. The The study conducted by U.S.- 2.6 billion is a daunting fig- Eastern Europe. But the report A. Philip Randolph Institute, march will conclude with a spebased Center for the Study of ure, there has been and will shows that Christianity in Eu- Miami-Dade Chapter; and the -cial church service at 93rd Street Community
Global Christianity at Gordon continue to be a decline in the rope is expected to decline to 93rd Street Community Bap- Baptist Church at 11 a.m.
Conwell Theological Seminary number of Christians in North 78.0 percent by 2020. tist Church have joined forces "The March on Washington for Jobs and
titled, "Christianity In Its Glob- America and Europe. "Secular- In Europe, modern science and will hold a special "Pre- g i Freedom" galvanized the nation to expand civil al Context, 1970-20 10", offers ization is strong here, but its pushes religion and sees it as March on Miami" on August rights to everyone, regardless of race, creed or
a timely overview of the chang- far more pervasive in Europe. a myth or superstition,' said 18 from 9 aurm. to 10 a.m. The national Origin. The 1963 march and itscall
ing context of Christianity since People are now choosing for Johnson, referring to the cause Pre-March is in preparation for for equal rights resonate today with renewed 1970, while looking forward to themselves instead of following Please turn to STUDY 14]B the actual anniversary of the JOHNSON Please turn to MARCHE 13]B









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Forbidding what God allows
By David Crabb to those applications. Eventu- like "wisdom" and "prudence," situations where church lead- 0 Greater Harvest Bap- Aug. 16 -18 at 1p.m. Call
ally an entire culture can be rather than absolute moral ership has consistently taught tist Church invites the com- 786-294-8179. Most Christians intuitively created in a church or in a terms, such as sinful. applicational issues as if they munity to their 2nd annual
recognize that it is sinful to al- group of churches that mea- In advising others, we must were moral absolutes and the revival Aug. 7-9 at 7:30p.m, E Grace and Truth Outlow what God prohibits. God sures holiness in terms of the have the humility and matu- result has been division, strife, at 14135 NW 7th Ave. Call reach Ministries will host has said that we must not specific applications. rity to counsel within the au- and disunity in both families 786-360-5092. 2nd annual Liberty Fest on
steal or commit adultery, and The problem with either error thority we've been given in and churches. Sadly, this sort August 17 at 6702 NW 15th
certainly it would be sinful for is the same. When I allow what Scripture. We need to be able of example is not uncommon R Mount Hope Fellow- Ave. Call 305-297-7041 or'" us to say.otherwise. And yet, God prohibits, I am setting my- to understand the difference in Christian churches. Teach- ship Baptist Church will 786-278-9382. it is not so clear (especially self up as god-as the lawgiver. between moral imperatives to ing as doctrine the command- hold its annual One Hundred amongst conservative Chris- My rule is supreme. On the be declared and obeyed by all, ments of men (Matt. 15:9) af- Women in White Celebration" 0 First Baptist Church tians), that it is equally sinful same token, when I prohibit and matters of personal judg- fects people in the here and on Aug. 11 at Sp.m. of Bunche Park will host its' to prohibit what God allows, what God allows, I am not "err- ment in areas where Scripture now. annual men's gospel program
Believing that it is better to ing on the side of caution," but speaks in principle or even not So brothers and sisters, let 1 St. Agnes Episcopal on August 25 at 4p.m. Call. be safe than sorry, we tend to am again setting myself up as at all. We do people a disservice us by all means make applica- Church will host the second 305-621-1991. be quite fine setting up pro- god-as the lawgiver. My rule if we cloak our applications in tion of Scriptural principles. Community Fun Day/Back to hibitions against things that is supreme. If I cannot prove terms of God's revealed will. We must faithfully apply God's School drive on Aug.10 from U S.H.E.A.R., Inc. will host God allows, and then holding that God prohibits something, Why is this important? Well, Word in our contemporary con- 11 a.m.- 3p.m. Call 305-624- its 10th annual friends an',. others to those prohibitions. then I should simply acknowl- apart from all the obvious theo- text. But let us have the integ- 6822. family day at Virginia Ke.
We apply principles regarding edge it. I might have an entire logical, pastoral, and spiritual rity and humility to make clear Beach on Sept. 2 from, 9a.m.,
worship, modesty; or steward-, list of reasons I believe a cer- reasons; it matters because when we are speaking God's U Mt. Olive Primitive 5p.m. Call 786-718-0316. ship in specific ways, we codify tain course of action to be best, this kind of error affects peo- truth and when we are giving Baptist Church will hold a them, and then we hold others but 'far better to use words ple's lives. I've certainly seen our best judgment. back-to-school event on Aug. 0 Holy Ghost Faith Min11 at 11a.m. Call 305-836- Istrles will be having a testiS.; 4; \ 8554. monial service September 13
'.. '. at 7:30 p.m. Call 786-452.....w110 Chch Olivette Baptist 0713.
Ch rhofe sd iebt r ra e~'Church will celebrate the

culmination of Rev. Clark's N Second Chance MinBy', hff... Boys m i 34th anniversary on Aug. 11 Istrles to host a Bible study
they say that at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. meeting. Call 305-747-8495.
t church, y c go S Church of God and 0 A Mission With A New
to th S i W Saints will host School is Beginning Church Women's'
"in Lutz, Florida an~d folo th \RE praye sevc aeIvCo" on Aug. 11 12-4 p.m. Department provides com-.
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and gto o tAprl, Mt. Hope, Fellowship N Bethany Seventh Day
without leaing p e sBaptist Church will host Adventist Church will host
tfyour veie. T- "100 women In white" on a bereavement sharing group
Acringto th church's a on Aug. 11 at 5p.m. at 15555 at 3 -- 4:30- p.m. every 2nd
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By Elev8 Staff 1. You -have time: It's vital
hospitalas her husbandad because get a ings last month. Tre are B e ofor you to remember that love
jushada het attac, and fo their The Christian ife Center tu ps Believe it or not, life is real doesn't develop overnight. Inshewasliteraly the bies we tChurch has volunteer,, U M and not a fairytale. All over the stead, within a healthy blended
am~builance to the hospital, being teaed through prayer. w~ilravy for you whether the aliforni.' world blended families are liv- family love develops over time.
4 .~.' ing happily and co-existing har- In your adult relationship, you
moniously. Ideally, we'd love to needed time to for your relahear that everyone just "clicked' tionship to develop'. There were
Pro re s~e B ptst : M ss ge isonpontimmediately but I'm sure we all months or years in between you
Progressive Baptists: Message is on point or have been involved in meeting, dating, falling in love,
some incidents that didn't go being engaged and getting marBy Niraj Warikoo so smoothly. Change can some- tied. Even if your children were
times be a challenge but its a large part of the relationship
Thousands of Black Chris- possible. How can we make the from the beginning, you may
tians from across the U.S. are transition better? When you see have to start the cycle over
in Detroit this week for the celebrity couples like Will Smith again after getting remarried.
annual national gathering of and Jada Pinkett-Smith speak Children need time to develop
a denomination that long has about how their blended family lasting relationships. So, it's
fought for civil rights and jus- exists, doesn't. that rpake you important not to rush them in
tice. The seven-day conference .feel like you can too? Here's the process, Most children will
of the Progressive National two ways that may help you or develop feelings of love and atBaptist Convention comes at someone you know make a bet- tachment to their step-parent,
a pivotal moment for Detroit, ter transition with their blended over time, if the parent is paa majority Black city that is families.. tient and loving to them.
under an emergency manager
and in bankruptcy. Founded
in 1961 to support the strug- A storic Mar on Miam
gles of Dr. Martin Luther King 4_________Jr. and others, the Progressive et
National Baptist Convention REV. KENNETH FLOWERS REV. JEREMIAH WRIGHT REV. JAMES PERKINS MARCH alive[and showing] that we still.
was the spiritual home of civil tor of Greater New Mt. Moriah ence about the bankruptcy bi and civil rights leaders who continued from 123 care for the same values." rights activists. Baptist Church in Detroit and of Detroit, whose population worked with King. On Monday, urec, OthCmmsso er inolchres ht. llr
Today, its leaders say the president of the convention's is 84 percent African Ameri- pastors plan to stand on the urgncysaid Commissiverone Benvdapts hre:hMt Cvryedsi
grop'smesageof social jus- Michigan chapter. "Dr. King can. Many Progressive Baptist corner of Schaefer and McNich- Monesrticie in ur evonae- Baptist Church, Friendshipt tice is still vital, citing the was a Progressive Baptist. If leaders are concerned that the ols in Detroit to preach for an March on Miami' and renew our Missionary Baptist Church, Trayvon Martin case, attacks Dr. King were alive today, he bankruptcy process could end end to Black-on-Black crime, commitment to the fight for jus- New Providence Missionary on the Voting Rights Act and would be speaking out for the -up hurting the city's most vul- Gospel music also will be a par tice and equal rights in the 21st Baptist Church, Greater New the use of emergency manag- Voting Rights Act and against nerable residents. of the conference, which strives
ers in black-majority Michi- the Stand Your .Ground laws, Up to 7,000 people are plan- to be "a wedding of social jus- Century." Macedonian Baptist Church.
gan itis asbigissues for as well as the emergency man- ning to attend the conference, tice issues with spirituality," tte M illDad preiet of Coneahtonilneae ferie many Blacks. "The message of ager situation." which will feature talks by said the Rev. James Perkins, A. Philip Randolph Institute, at their church homes.
Progressive Baptists is more The denomination's presi- President Barack Obama's for- pastor of Greater Christ Baptist si e aoiepr bu ono i rahasr
reeatta vr said the dent is expected to release a mer pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Church in Detroit and first vicesadhrfvitprtbot JnonwlpechaeRev. Kenneth Flowers, pas- statement during the confer- Wright, -a nationally known rab)- president of the denomination, dreama.c silb eiigt emon itlaed the wrk The
44 ., "We have 'to remind people greater than the warfare."
'W;.;..\*m ::.: .44 : .... from whence we came," Even Monestime said the country
\ A# r'h ....iis s: r ecethough its been 50 years ago, is still dealing with the issues ; : yi we're facing some of the same the organizers 50 years ago
. identical struggles and the were dealing with, such as: civil
i~r esu ~V ~ S I~t 1U ~' _lights now shine again on what rights, police brutality, racial
'4",, J has been hidden and that is discrimination, public and pri\''~S~~b4fl N hsti ~'r iprtn t s.,,--~racism." h vate hiring and salary.
-ths hstry nds heos .. As clergy man with th ae "These issues" are still prevaAaelog~ts ~ing" iporantarti~cwe aveun-~' 4 ~.44mindset [as King], my job is to lent today and because of that
:r.:nre eleethyhveerhe ofa. -keep the dream alive and hay- we wanted to learn from our s~ peceof'he ros tht> he ton chst as eening the pre-march in Miami is forebrothers and sisters in the
4~wscnci~d o~ 4~< >- ake \to'alalratry or ur-one of the ways to do just that," early-60s who actually worked
il&~*cvattigi~'nclo~ther tetin. 1ow~er, th ami'Rev. Carl Johnson, pastor of and fought the illumination of ~a~sar huth,,a sw~nth-'peaanc efthe hessugest ..93rd Street Community Baptist our nation at all levels," he said.
\tntt bilig n~ix~, tati wsa epstoy o teChurch said. "And we want to do our share
*l~ ti~ o"''te aors ( te eli'o o a o" prso --od- Pice f =coss'as e keepingw s par the dreamIt kepngthe dramyody.
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chis.,thcurhe aiosa reength sphe hiai to jend oJsu-i .. Pastors Willie and Karen Henry Daniels of Cornerstone

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'Wehae oud hlythngf~il acete b'shosr ad de Fleur supposedly said found te ros Street, invite you to our first Ch urch and Apostle Johnny
'4'f~es. I i apiee~f~scintst. Potstnt'thelo-that al of the catalogued rel-: and d ibtdpeeannual church anniversary, Kemp of Missionary Evangelistic
ion .t :!:idwudol aeu la ( i Wednesday-Friday, August 14- Center.
fth rss,,on, *hchJ-""f l the iece tht: i1' could. ...e :than a third of the mass ..of a Jeruaaim- 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, For more information, call
uuw: f~VTissoefudwr llec teter, :roughly 12-foot-high cross. stantinople.: :i. August 18 at 9 a.m. 305-624-0044. Come out and
,: .,: : -Guest speakers are Dr. join the celebration.









14B THE MIAMI TIMES, AUGUST 7-13, 2015 THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER


Chris Brown turns to God


after probation is revoked

By Dawn Adams

No matter how volatile or
vulgar some entertainers are
known to be, when they get
into trouble, they know who to
call on for help. R&B bad boy
Chris Brown tweeted about the
Lord keeping him strong following a judge's decision to revoke his probation in LA court,
recently.
"My cross is heavy but God
gives me the strength to carry --Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez
it," he posted, realizing the Recording artist Chris Brown and attorney Mark Geragos serious consequences of the during Brown's court appearance on July 15,2013 in Los Ancourt's revocation of its 2009
ruling in connection with his geles, California.
infamous felony assault con- shouting other obscenities. don't have all the answers and viction for beating ex-girl- He assumed she was mak- you can't show me a person Bishop T.D. Jakes visited Philadelphia's Praise 103.9 and got emotional when asked a ques- friend, Rihanna. Brown's pro- ing a scene and searching for a that age who has it figured out. tion about Trayvon Martin and getting justice for his death. Jakes explained why this case is bation sentence was offered in payday and his temper seemed We live and grow. Let me live" bigger than Trayvon and what we all should take from this tragic loss. exchange for his agreement to to have gotten the best of him. He also shared a scripture, 2
"abide by all laws"-something Despite all that, the woman Corinthians 12:10, which says prosecutors say he violated does not wish to press charges this: That is why, for Christ's B bishop Jakes discu sses O b with two misdemeanors. according to legal records,. sake, I delight in weaknesses,
He has been charged with a since the fender-bender was in insults, in hardships, in May 21 hit and run, and also, so.minor, causing no harm to persecutions, in difficulties. rem arks on Trayvon M artin case driving without a license. anyone. She merely wanted to For when I am weak, then I am
-I did everything I was sup- have the damages taken care of strong."
pose to do during the so called quickly. Though leaning on God durBy Nigel Boys that have occurred in Chicago hit n run, I provided the cor- Now, the legally embattled ing times of difficulty, weakrecently. rect info. There were no inju- singer will have to wait un- ness, and overwhelming stress
With the recent plague of A Jakes stated -that there is ries 'or damages. C'mon'" he til August 16 to learn his fate is never a bad thing, the key to
violence that's been hitting an ongoing problem with mur- pleaded his case on his Twitter when he is scheduled to ap- experiencing true peace, joy,
Chicago, Bishop T.D. Jakes der all over the world includ- page prior to the hearing. pear back in court. He dould fulfillment, and abundant life
was asked to give his opinion ing Washington, D.C. and in Unfortunately, during the be slapped with a four-year jail in Christ, is totally yielding our
on what he thought of Presi- Los Angeles. He added that incident in question, when sentence. lives to the Savior.
dent Obama's cormtnents on he didn't think that Presi- the other involved driver Olga In June, Brown had yet an- Brown would do well to sinthe Trayvon Martin case after dent Obama could become the Gure-Kovalenko tried to take a other transparent moment on cerely seek God consistently to
George Zimmerman was ac- world's police officer. picture of Brown, feeling mis- Twitter, asking for others' pa- make* the wide-ranging changquitted. According to Jakes, the Mar- trustful of her, he blew up, call- tience and understanding. He es the undeniably talented artIn his comments, President tin-Zimmerman case should ing the woman the B-word, and wrote, "19-24 years of age. I ist needs to make in his life.
Obama expressed his condo- become a channel by which the
lences to the Martin family country turns to face the proband also confirmed his faith in lems of racial reconciliation. He
the American system of justice added that this country is not
even though Zimmerman had one group of people who come
not been found guilty of man- from the same ethnic origins HOMELESS dict," meaning that although he to help him with his education
slaughter or second degree PRESIDENT BARACK but a country full of very di- continued from 123 was able to work and support and also to help him gain expemurder. P verse people, and he thought his habit, he still had a drug rience with computers.
mudr0BA /kA adachlpolm Bere "[Christmas in July] opened

Obama went on to say that it the murder case was a great help give out the shoes and spe- and alcohol problem. Before
was important to examine the Martin case and not addressing opportunity to talk about race. cial treats. coming to the rescue mission, my eyes again to the Lord. Now
comments that are being made the shootings in his hometown within the U.S. One of the biggest gifts given he said, all he cared about was that I walkwith the Lord, I see
after the death of Martin, es- of Chicago and whether Jakes President Obama also said that day was a home. Several partying and hanging out with a little clearer and I'm a little pecially among the Black com- thought that Obama was in that there has been talk about homeless people who signed friends. But now he is more freer," he said. munity. He added that when he a difficult situation and had whether politicians should start up to live at the rescue mission focused on his goals to get his Another new resident Kenfirst heard about the shooting, made the right comments. a conversation on race but he were admitted that day. GED and receive a certificate neth Huneycutt, 50 said he
his first thought was that it Jakes went on to say that added, that in his estimation, Anthony Alexander, 35, was to work on air conditioners and also enjoys talking about God. could have been his own son. Trayvon Martin's case had cap- when politicians try to orga- welcomed on 'Christmas in refrigerators. "I think everybody should
"Another way of saying that tured the attention of the entire nize conversations they don't July, and has enjoyed his time He said he enjoys learning have to go through a church is Trayvon Martin could have nation and he believed that the seem to end up being especially there so far.. more about God, during the service like this three times a
been me 35 years ago. And nation had been waiting to hear productive because politicians "In this short amount of time Bible studies held five times a day," he said. "It keeps, your
when you think about why, in what the president thought tend to: end up being stuck in that I've been here. It's 'shown day, for residents, and he be- mind occupied on what needs the African-American commu- about the case. Jakes served the beliefs they already hold. me a lot," he said. lieves the Lord will keep him to be done and not on trash
nity at least, there's a lot of pain as spiritual advisor to the pres- Obama continued that it was Although Alexander never motivated, that doesn't matter. This is
around what happened here, ident at one time. different for people in fami- lived on the streets and could "I was here before and didn't stuff matters because if you
I think it's important to recog- Carlson again asked Jakes if lies, churches and workplaces have went to- live with another finish- the program," Alphonso don't have the Lord in your life nize that the African-American he thought President Obama because the people tend to be friend or family member instead Smith, 52, said. "I guess God you ain't got nothing." community is looking at-this is- 'should focus more on the more open to. discussing things of going to the center, he de- doesn't start anything that he He didn't have a drug adsue through a set of experienc- "mostly black on black crime" and-being honest in their opin- cided to go because he felt God can't finish." diction but he was formerly es and a history that doesn't go that is prevalent in the city of ions; more so than politicians telling him, to do so. -He was in the program back homeless. He explained that he, away," Obama continued. Chicago. Jakes replied that are. He added that .the Ameri- Later, he discovered that it in 2007. He stayed clean of became homeless after his boyJakes was asked' by "Fox & the president had spoken out can people could -ookat them- was exactly what he needed to crack-cocaine for a few years. friend died.
Friends" co-anchor Gretchen about the 217 murders, ac- selves honestly,. without politi- overcome his cocaine and alco- But after feeling stressed and In addition to helping him get Carlson why he thought the cording to a July 14 -report by cal bias, and come to a. decision hol addiction. pressured, he left the program closer to God, the program has
president was talking about the the Chicago Police Department, about race and color. "When I found out about this and started using crack again. also helped him receive medicaplace, I was overwhelmed with He said the feeling of pres- tions. He is HIV positive. joy because they were going to sure, also caused him to walk He said his goal is to keep give me all three of the things I out on his family. But recently, taking his medications, get Swwas looking 'for: God, schooling he decided to get himself to- his back on his feet, and help
and getting off drugs," he said. gether, in hopes that one day he somebody else in need.

Alexander said he has learned can return to his family. Smith "I'm still learning and trying GIFTS is described as a person who is happy to move into the unit, a that he was a "functioning ad- said he would like the program to do the right thing," he said.
contitinued from 123 always willing to go -the extra year ago, after having to share
mile for others, said he remem- a home with extended family G ro wth of Ch is ia iy0re ic e
alleviate some of those finan- bers growing up with friends members. 1w'bA U1C r s i n t r d c e
cial burdens of a family, it's an who didn't have school sup- According to Jackson, Carextraordinary gift that keeps plies. He said he wanted to pre- rfour has helped her and other on giving," Anthea Tennant, vent the youth at the complex residents with many things. STUDY Cristians, 700 million Pente- percent in 2020, overall Latin
director of fund development from having to go through that The organization has held continued from 12B costals and Charismatics are American Christians are inand external affairs of Carrfour and to also help them have a workshops to educate its resi- presumed to grow almost twice creasing as a percentage of
Supp rti e H usi g, aid go d st rt hissch ol ear de ts o difer nt hin s, uch for agnosticism 'People think as fast as global Christianity as the global Christian populaTennant encourages the Mavis Jackson, a resident as managing finances and that church and state are too a whole, and will account for tion. But evangelicals are excommunity to donate to Car- who lives with her husband home-buying. closely aligned so when people nearly 27 percent of all Chris- pected to increase from three
rfour, saying that for every dol- and son, said the free back- After care services for chil- do have a choice, they're not tians seven years from now. -percent of the population in lar that's donated they're able -pack will be beneficial to her dren of residents, providing interested in Christianity as a In Latin America, while 1970 tonine percent in 2020, to leverage five dollars in gov- son. As a substitute teacher, financial consultations, and national religion," he added. Christians are expected to de- while specifically Charismatics ernm nt und ngshe as een witoutinco e h lpi g r side ts egiter for In North Am erica, Christian-. d line from 94.2 percent of the are expected to grow from four A t th e e v e n t a t t e n d e e s w ill d u rn g th e s u m m e r T h e r e f o r e ,- m e d i c a r e s o c ia l s e c u it y a n d ty s x p e c e o d c i e f o o u a i n i 9 0 t 2 1 p r e t t 1 p r e t
also be able to receive free hair- her family has had to maintain other resources. 91 percent in 1970 to 76.9 _________________________cuts. their household with limited She said'the fact that some- pcen i n 0. y Thi das-C AKT
eran nd th even's oganizr, Jaksonsaid he bakpackthinnthatthey0re0nt askng dCS K E T
Eddie Miller, a Vietnam vet- funds. one's giving the youth some-tiue oCnaa hr h
moved into the housing coin- will be one less major expense for will show them that some- C rsinpplto elfo peabutwyeragatrfrhrfmlwho live in a one cares for them. '94.5 percent of the popula- "|I S OS
being displaced from his former homeless unit of the apartment -"Sometimes it's the extra lit- tion in 1970 to 69.4 percent in Jelvered to the funeral home of your c~c home and sleeping on Miami's complex. tle, small things that we do that 2 1 ,a di x e e od o
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used during those encounters, "I was just -moving by the try in North America, and is
Many similar events have oc- he doesn't describe himself as a unction of God," Jones said. "I projected in the United States cured since that encounter, healer or even a man of God, he was doing what God told me to to triple in 2020 compared to where people were bought back considers himself as a servant do." the 1970 percentages, and into life and healed. of God, who has surrendered Starting Aug. 12-18, the crease by a factor of seven in
Peacock shared that although his life to God: church will be celebrating Canada during the same time
he had a stroke, no one is able "I believe God is the healer Jones' 35 years in ministry, period. to tell, since he's been healed. and he utilized me," Jones said. Jones, who is known for his re- Despite a decline in religion *3 "Can't nobody tell that my "I don't care how much I pray lentless faith in God, said his in Europe and North America, body has gone through that," for you, I don't care how much I main focus is saving souls. out of the projected 2.6 billion

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Sexual reorientation therapy not unethical
my staff saw thousands more. homosexuality. That's why, as
Gays deserve We worked hard to develop ap- "a member of the APA Counpoches to meeting the needs ..cil of Representatives in 1975,
of these patients. I sponsored the resolution
deciionsby which the APA stated that own INDIVIDUAL'S GOALS FT homosexuality is not a menBy Nicholas A. Cummings They generally sought ther- tal disorder and, in 1976, the
apy for one of three reasons: resolution, which passed the
TheSouthern Poverty Law to come to grips with their gay council unanimously, that gays
Centerhas done amazing ser- identity,to resolve relationship and lesbians should not be disidntty-t reslv relatiimnaedoginnsnhheipk
vice for our nation in. fight- issues or to change their sexual criminated against in the working prejudice. But it has gone orientation. We would always place.
astray in its recentNew Jersey inform patients in the third But contending that all
lawsuit charging JONAH, for- group that change was not eas-i] same-sex attraction is immumerly Jews Offering New A1- ily accomplished. t j JW table is a distortion of reality.
ternatives for Healing, a group With clinical experience, my Attempting to characterize all
that offers to help gay people staff and I learned to assess the sexual reorientation therapy
change their orientation, with probability of change in those as "unethical" violates patient
committing consumer fraud. who wished to become hetero- L choice and gives an outside
The sweeping allegation that sexual. I'UI party a veto over patients' goals
such treatment must be a fraud Of the roughly 18,000 gay for their own treatment. A pobecause homosexual orienta- and lesbian patients whom we.. political agenda shouldn't prevent tion can't be changed is dam-. treated over 25 years through n lesbians who desire to
aging. The lawsuit is theopen- Kaiser, I believe that most had ge from making their own
ing salvo of a wave of activism satisfactory outcomes. -Photo: Mel Evans/AP decisions.
intended to discredit therapy The majority were able to at- Activists for gay. marriage last week in Asbury Park, N.J. Whatever the situation at
offered in 70 clinics across 20 tain a happier and more stable an individual clinic, accusing
states, according to the SPLC. homosexual lifestyle. Of the pa- apeutic change efforts only to chotherapy in sexual orienta- mental health. community seem professionals from across the When I was chief psycholo- tients I oversaw who sought to those who identified themselves tion change efforts has been to agree, including the Ameri- country who provide treatment gist for Kaiser Permanente change their' orientation, hun- as highly motivated and were politicized. Gay. and lesbian can Psychological Association, 'for fully informed persons seekfrom 1959 to 1979, San Fran- dreds were successful. clinically assessed as having a rights activists appear to be though I don't believe that view ing to change their sexual oricisco's gay and lesbian popu- I believe that our rate of suc- high probability of success. convincing the public that ho- is supported by scientific evi- entation of perpetrating a fraud lation burgeoned. I personally 'cess with reorientation was mosexuality is one identical dence. serves only to stigmatize the
saw more than 2,000 patients relatively high because we were PATIENTS OVER POLITICS inherited characteristic. To my Gays and lesbians have the professional and shame the pawith same-sex attraction, and selective in recommending ther- Since then, the role of psy- dismay, some in the organized right to be affirmed in their tient.



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Popular diabetes drug is showing new promise

cer, heart disease, type 2 dia- 7 healthy people should not be time. He stopped when he saw
M fom co l betes and dementia are all taking metformin at this point, the toxic effects in this mouse
helpfight other linked along a biological path- While mice are a good model for study, which he co-authored.
way, researchers say. Eating diseases, they do not respond He said he wouldn't take rahealth problemSess food appears to trigger that exactly as people do; and they pamycin because of its side efcascade, significantly extend- live a totally controlled life in- fects.
including cancer ing life in animals, probably side a cage, de Cabo said. A new drug will eventually
by slowing down metabolism. Metformin caused severe kid- be developed, he predicted,
By Karen Weintraub Metformin is the third drug ney problems in mice taking a that will amplify the benefits of
shown in early research to af- high dose, suggesting that re- these drugs and minimize their
Could metformin, the most feet the same pathway, along searchers need to proceed with side effects.
widely used diabetes drug in with rapamycin, a powerful caution when testing the drug "In terms of history, we're
the world, be useful for fighting medication used to prevent re- in people, de Cabo said. Even still at the very early stages of
a number of health problems? jection of transplanted organs; the low dose used in his study understanding how to slow agEarly research suggests the and resveratrol, a compound r left mice with more drug in ing in a safe way," said Sinclair.
decades-old drug can slow found in red wine, their bloodstream than diabet- Even if it turns out not to excancer, reduce heart. disease "It's clear tat we are edg- ics get on their metformin regi- tend life, metformin has shown
and maybe even limit the ray- ing toward developing a phar- men, so it's not yet clear what powerful results in other areas
ages of Alzheimer's. Now, a maceutical ,. intervention that dose to use in healthy people. research:
new study in mice finds that it is going to be able to delay or The drug is also known to Kevin Struhl, a molecular
can extend life by a number of postpone aging," said Rafael cause diarrhea, because it af- and cancer biologist at. Harweeks the human equivalent de Cabo, a biogerontologist at fects the metabolism of sugars vard Medical School, said he
of 3-4 years. the National Institute of Aging, in the digestive system. has been impressed br early
It's far too soon for healthy who conducted the new mouse A diabetes drug may be useful in treating other health So far, those two side effects studies showing metformin's
people to consider taking the study, published today i n Na- dutranghave kept, researchers from effectiveness at treating cancer
drug, researchers say, but ture Communications. "For conditions. trying the drug on themselves, and stopping cells from turnthe findings are provocative, how much and how long I have of giving people drugs after they for even a few years, it could David Sinclair, a genetics pro- ing cancerous in the first place. and suggest science is getting no idea." get sick, healthy people will be have a dramatic benefit on -an fessor at Harvard Medical At the University of Penncloser to a day when it may' Brian Kennedy, CEO of The able to take pills to avoid ill- individual's quality of life and School who has done exten- sylvania, Alzheimer's expert be possible to pop a pill to live Buck Institute for Research on ness. Such a pill wouldn't pre- the nation's economy. sive research on resveratrol, Steven Arnold is studying the healthier longer. Aging in Novato, Calif., said he vent all aging, he said, but by Despite their optimism, both -said he took metformin along drug's ability to slow or prevent
Diseases of aging, like can- envisions a'day when, instead delaying the deadliest diseases Kennedy and de Cabo said that with his resveratrol for a short mental decline.
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NYC ban on large sugary drinks goes flat again
Courtnsues, had proposed banning "Like the Supreme Court, we counts of their offerings.
the sales of '16-ounce sugary conclude that in promulgat- The American Beverage Assoin Big Apple is beverages to counter obesity in ing this regulation the Board of ciation, which fought the drink
the nation's largest city. Health failed to act within the ban, applauded Tuesday's rulunconstitutional Soft-drink marketers and bounds of its lawfully delegat- ing.
businesses challenged the law, ed authority," appellate judges "We are pleased that the lower By Gary Strauss and saying it violated consumers' wrote in a unanimous decision. court's decision was upheld,"
Rebecca Castagna freedom. Still, while two courts may the ABA said. "With this ruling
In March, New York Supreme have iced Bloomberg's ban, his behind us, we look forward to
Large-size soft drinks are a Court Judge Milton. Tingling administration says it will ap- collaborating with city leaders
sip closer to retaining their fizz A ruled that New York City could peal. on solutions that will have a
inthe Big Apple. not enforce the ban. The rul- "Today's appellate division de- meaningful and lasting impact
New York City Mayor Michael.. ing came a day before the ban cision is a temporary setback, on the people of New York City."
Bloomberg's efforts to ban large, was set to be enforced. Tingling and we plan to appeal as we Large-sized drinks sold at
non-diet sugary drinks from called it arbitrary, capricious continue the fight against the grocery and convenience stores
restaurants, fast-food spots, and beyond the city's regulatory obesity epidemic," said Bloom- including 7-1 l's iconic
sports arenas, movie theaters powers. berg, whose efforts to fight obe- 64-ounce Big Gulp were exand other outlets was rejected -hoto: On Tuesday, the First Di- sity and improve health have empt from the ban, as were
by a New York appellate court vision of the state Supreme included an end to smoking in milk-based and alcoholic beverTuesday, which said the move The New York City-Board of Health approved a proposal to Court's Appellate Division up- most public places, a ban on ages. was illegal. ban the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces at city held Tingling's ruling, saying trans fats and requiring big New Yorkers were decidedly
Bloomberg, citing health is- restaurants and other eateries, the law was unconstitutional. 'restaurant chains to list calorie vocal about the decision.









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In Memoriam
In loving memory of,
In.Memoriam
In loving memory of,
WILLIAM "3D" JOHNSON, JR.
12/23/1964 08/06/2012
It has been one year since
God has called you home.
We love and miss you dearly,
Barbara, Sherell and William,
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Richardson Gregg L. Mason Paradise Hall Ferguson Hewitt McWhite Mitchell-Orlando
MARION BUTTS, 76, died July STACEY ALEXANDER DR. JOHN CORNELUS TILMAN GERALD, 67, retired VICTORIA S. WILLIAMS, 67, GEORGETTE ELAINE
25. Service 11 MAJOR, 50, P I T T M A N, truck driver, died retired educator LAMPKIN, 57,
a.m., Saturday lead foreman retired Dade August 2 at VA for Dade County retired, died
in the chapel. stainless steel, County Principal Hospital. View- Public Schools, August 3 at
M c G re g o r, and college ing 12 7:59 died August 4. Florida Hospital,
died August educator, born p.m., Friday in Survivors in- 0 r I a n d o
2. Survivors April 8, 1936, the chapel. Ser- clude: step-fa- 7 Service 12 p.m.,
include: wife, died July 30. He vice 11 a.m., ther, Nathaniel; Saturday at
Donna; son, is survived: by Saturday at Jor- daughter, Ad- Shiloh Baptist
A.J.; daughters, his, wife; four dan Grove MB enne; two broth- Church of
Ashley, Kimberly and Alexandra; children; 13 grandchildren and Church. ers, Cortez and Terry; and one sis- Orlando, FL.
HELEN FINLEY-SPIRES, 80, step-daughter, Jessica; brothers, 18 great grandchildren. Services ter, Angie. Viewing 5 p.m. 7 p.m.
retired daycare Willie Haynes, Fred Haynes, were held. Dr. Pittman requested WILLARD LEON BARNES, Thursday, at McWhite's Funeral In Memoriam
lead teacher, Kenneth Laird and Earl Laird; a scholarship be created for SR., 70, retired, Home, 3501 W. Broward Blvd, Fort
died July 29 in sisters, Carolyn Williams, Sherial Elementary Education majors and died August 2 at Lauderdale, FL 33312 For additionUpper Marlboro, Williams, Pamela Major-Ward for donations to be made to the Dr. Jackson South al information, visit www.VictoriaS- In loving memory of,
MD at home. and Hanna Major-Wilson; and a John C. Pittman Scholarship fund C o m m u n it y Williams.com.
Service 10 host of other relatives and friends. in lieu of flowers. Donations can H o s p i t a I.
a.m., Friday Viewing, 3-9 p.m., Friday in the be mailed to Dr. John C. Pittman Viewing 10 11
at Historical chapel. Service 10 a.m., Saturday Scholarship Fund, 464 Wynfield a.m., Saturday Death Notice
St. Agnes in the chapel. Circle, Rockledge, FL 32955. in the chapel
Episcopal Church. immediately
WESSIE LEE MITCHELL, JAMES LEE CLARIT, JR., 73, followed by service 11 a.m.,
AUDREY FINLEY, 78, died July 82, died July died August Saturday in the chapel.
31 in Franco 31. Survivors 2 at South
Nursing Home. include: sons, Miami Hospital. Eric L. Wilson
Service 10 a.m., Cobb and Service 1p.m.,
at Historical Kirk Mitchell; Saturday at KENDRA PAULK, 28, died July
St. Agnes d a u g h te rrs, Second Baptist 30 at Memorial
E icplLucille Herring, R e g i otn/a I
Church. Carolyn Allen Church. i a I
Hospital.
and Theresa Services were
Cottnghm; nd ahos ofTAWANDA COLEMAN Cottingham; and a host of MAGGIE RUSSELL, 92, died held. 11/29/1973 08/11/2012
grandchildren, great grandchildren Jl 7 evcswr ed
JACQUELINE FINLEY- and other relatives. Viewing 6-8 July 27. Services were held
LIVINGSTON, p.m., Friday in the chapel. Service sIt has been one year
81, retired 11 a.m., Saturday at Mt. Carmel IVY LEWIS, 69, died July 30home;
daycare director Missionary Baptist Church. Final at University of Miami Hospital. somehow, mommy, we know
and teacher, rites and burial at Peaceful Rest Services were held. MOTHER LINNETTE SMITH, BISHOP WILLIE J. God had a plan for you we
died July 29 Cemetery, Thomasville, Ga. 79, died August LEONARD, 68, pastor, of don't understand, because our
at Aventura RAOUL DAMUS, 72, died July at Jackson South Miami, died August hat is til d ith paino
I t a I SUSIE ANN WEST, 74, retired 28 at Coral Reef Nursing Home. Ns1 at South Miami Hospital. but i te dayst e no
Hosp aNorth. Hospital. witlot iaiHopt l. bu fhe us to ersta d
Service 10 nurse at Mt. Services were held. Survivors include: wife, will help us to understand.
a.m., Friday at Sinai Hospital, Saturay in Nevni;dugtreSay Mommy, we think of you
Saturday Hopin Nelvenia; daughter, Stacy;
Historical St. died August MILDRED McINTYRE, 69, died Dublin, a. sons, Willie, Jr. and Edward always, especially today.
Agnes Episcopal Church. 1. Survivors July 27 at Homestead Hospital. Berman; brothers, Rev.Walter You you re goe ,
include: sisters, Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Mt. Daniels, Ricky Leonard and although you are e away,
Martha Lou Calvery. Lucious Leonard, Jr.; sisters, your memory is like yesterday;
Marth LOUa keepsake which will never Wright and Young Walker and Joan,- Linda Presely, Shirley Farmer, pa ke whch wil neve

BARRY E. DAVIS, 39, died Morrison; and a MARCIA DICKSON, 52, died July Range Theresia Leggett and Gloria keeping, we have you in our
August 4 host of nieces 20, at North Shore Medical Center. Brand; five grandchildren; hearts, mommy, until we meet
and nephews. Viewing 2-9 p.m., Arrangements are incomplete. JAMES ARTHUR BROOKS, 90, and a host of other relatives again.
at Jackson Friday in the chapel. Service 1 entrepreneur and friends. Viewing 4-8 pm., Your loving sons Gary, Jr.
North. Private p.m., Saturday in the chapel. of Brooks Friday at St. Matthew C.B. and Garrain; grandma Rosa
m e m o r i a I Grocery Store, Church, '3616 Day Avenue
service 7 p.m., Hadley Davis MLK died August (Coconut Grove). Homegoing and family.
Friday. Hadley Davis CARL ANTHONY JOHNSON, 2. Survivors service to follow 11 a.m., Card of Thanks
a53, laorer, d _d __-Tinclude: his Saturday at the church.'
Miami Gardeiis 53 &qorr 4Ai~ 9 l0,IL
JACKSON BENNETT 59 died July 30. Service C. Maly The............. ....te,
2mSaudy C.. Mallory It em ra The family of the late,
July 29 at North (Duane); sister,
JOSIE BELL ROBERSON Shore Hospital. in the chapel.
McCALL, 7pa Ida Woods; sister law, Ethel
retire, die Viewing 2-8 Slater; grandson, Dwonvalyn In loving memory of,
retired, died p.m., Friday in Johnson; granddaughter,
August 2 at the chapel. Lashumbia Johnson and a host d
home. Survived of other relatives and friends.
by: daughter, Service 11 a.m., Friday at Mt.
Nancy (Dwight) NEHEMIAH SAUNDERS Calvary MB Church.
Price and 56, golf
grandson, miea ,DONALD SNOWDEN, 83,
Corey Price. CRAIG MOSS, 43, construction maintenance machinist, died July 22. Service 11
... died July .'"
Viewing 10 am 6 p.m., Thursday worker, dieda.m., Thursday in thechapel. in the chapel. Service 2 p.m., August 4 at ArrangementsAN T A ih Ael.
Friday at Bethany SDA Church, Jackson North are incomplete. s5, hom mak r, ied Aug st
2500 NW 50 Street, Miami 33142. 65 homemaker, died August 2
Arrangements Viewing 4-7 p.m., Thursday in the
Interment: Savannah, GA. incomplete. chapel. Service 11 a.m., Friday in IRMA B. SKILES WILLIAMS
the chapel.
BARBARA PETERS, 52, died would like to thank everyone
RUBY LEE BENTON, 73, nurse,
July 30. Service 11 a.m., Saturday died August 3 EMIL A. SOPJACK, 90, retired ,for the love and support reat Butler's Temple COGIC. a.postal worker, died July 30. Private ELOUISE BAIN ceived during our loss of mom,
DICY GIBSON, 89, homemaker, Service 11 service was held. FARRINGTON Irma Skiles.
dieda.m., Saturday 03/03/1 923 08/10/2012 We want to thank the entire
Maker at home. a, 2nd Chance HENRY JOSEPH McQUADE, City of Opa-locka, Mayor Lady
RONALD Q. WASHINGTON, Arrangements ~ .76, inspector, died August 2. Final A precious one from us has Myra, Vice Mayor Joseph
3,lbrrdid icmlt.Baptist Church. rites and burial in Brooklyn, New gone, Kelly, Commissioner Timothy
York. A voice we loved is stilled Holmes, Commissioner
July 28 at home. A place is Vacant in our Dorothy Johnson and
Service 11 a.m., Cary Royal Ram'n hearts, Commissioner Luis Santiago.
Saturday at New Aseiltak oOa
Bit isoayTERRELL SOLOMON, 55, VELMA LEONA HEPBURN, Which never can be filled. Aseiltak oOa
Birt issionry laborer, died 61, professor You will never be forgotten, locka Police Chief Jeffrey Key,
Baptist,5, rasiina Church.Hme nd fondrThough on earth you are no his assistant Chief Louis Vega,
ALLE HAT, 4, ranitinalJul 31 t Hme.~ ad fundr ~g ythe honor guards, the entire
coneoService 11 a.m., of Black Ph.D more
rt, E. aazn, But in memory you are with staff for escorting a great lady
died August Saturday at dEdJly7atzuse to her final destination, Rev.
at hmeZisoria Mounit Unvriy o Always as before. Horton of Greater New Bethel
JULI CRWFOD BTTL, Zon Bptit Uivesit ofMBC and Range Funeral Home
42, restaurant Service 11 a.m., hrh Miami Hospital. Farrington, Sanders and and staff.
manager, died Saturday at G ave deBain Families. Fo raSie aiy
July29 t Nrth ew t. ionService 10 a.m., Shore Medical Baptist Church. Stra atI Me oimIn Memoriam
FMC Campus. -DELORIS DEVEAUX, 69, Dade Memorial Park.
Service 11 a.m., nurse aide,
TusainteETEAS,8,deJuy2.died July 31 at CARMEN GREGORY, 58, In loving memory of, In loving memory of,



UnvesiyJfuommae did3uus1 at home
chapel.ori Sviesher held mMamrHspta.l Services wer hl.m.
GRORYI DOORETT 43 E HBR N ,5, died Servic12tpu.,d Sigatur
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Regional Hos- August 4 OTHO RUSSELL, JR., 50, died Church. For
pital. Survivors at Jackson July 25. Services were held. I nfo rmat ion
include: son, .' M em or ial EUEEGAA,5,de about service
Earl Jackson; .. Ho sp i t al.EGN RHA,5,de and viewing contact Signature .
granddaugh- Gathering 10 July 24. Services were held. Funeral Home 786-718-3711 or -.7OHEADME
ters, Nicole and Querial Jackson; a.m., Saturday 786-502-4724. ROTINRLDDEDWIN
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10 a.m., Saturday at New Fellow- 33181. Info and online guest book: BOBBY LEE GIBSON, JR., 15, VINCENT STRICKLAND, 23, Five years have passed,
ship Christian Center, 240 Bahman mpsouthernmemorialfuneralhome, student, died July 28. Service 12 professional drummer, died July 30 Memories still linger on. memories linger on.
AvneOa-ok, L335. com. Service 11 a.m., Saturday in p.m., Saturday at St. John AME in Hallandale. Service 11 a.m., Sat- Your loving mother, Mrs. Your loving daughter, Elaine
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Rashad Drakeford Whether it is the pain of coming through their music.
love, the yearning for love, I remember going through rom its inception, R&B or the joy of love, love has a bad breakup with a girls been a fusion of many always been the central friend in college, and I mean ifferent types of music theme: The best R&B art- bad. The pain was ho le
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By Ann Oldenburg

Cissy Houston isn't on great
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By Wil Haygood WHO WAS 'THE BUTLER'? it? Well, like many people
Unerringly professional with a job to do and a famIn my mind Eugene Al- and deeply patriotic, Allen ily to take care of with a len's story is nothing less worked in the White House sense of pride and duty. HB than a hero's tale, forming for 34 years from 1952 To me, Allen, in the spirit J its own distinctly American to 1986 with an unyield- of a long line of Africanfolklore in the imagination ing sense of service to his American heroes, repre- an odyssey that took one country. That track record sents both Ralph Ellison man from the sprawling is unusual for most jobs, to and James Baldwin: at plantation homes of Virgin- say nothing, in Allen's case, once invisible and steadfast ia to the heart of America's of the political and psychic in asserting his human capital, Mount Olympus, upheaval he must have dignity and equal rights as from the horrors of the Jim experienced every four to an American. It's very easy Crow South to the inau- eight years, serving under to bring our contemporary What are ou leading at the moment?
guration of America's first eight different administra- analysis of race politics to a You Are Not a Gadget," by Jaron Lanier.
Black president. tions. How did he deal with Please turn to BUTLER 3C Ae you a one-book-at-a-time person?
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verdict. Sadness and anger Obama relayed his personal it could be required reading in public
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retreat at the Em- bers included; Pam- Bauer, Superfly; Jef- grandmother, Carobassy Suites Hotel, lett McPhee, Kyrah frey McKinnon of line Reed, grandBoca Raton, Fl., July Williams, LaTrese Hot Cookies; Honey father Dr. Richard
12-14. Seven young Williams, Rhoer Ad- .Baked Ham; and Em- J. Strachan, aunts,
ladies who are mem- visor, Anetta Brant-. bAssy Suites. Generva Lowe; unbers of the Rhoers ly, Laurice Harris "Congratulations cle Otis Brown, and
The late Tanya Martin Pe- Shores Elemen- attended. They were: and Linda Tart. The- go- out to Taimyr cousins Michelle
kel left a wonderful legacy tary. She was recognized last Baures Monica, theme of the retreat, Brittney Strachan McPhee, Debbie
that should be recognized in year at Miami Shores Elemen- Jean Pierre, Ayan- which featured work- who recently received Wedderburn, Lori M.
the community. The daughter tary. na Ortiz, Amer Wil- STRACHAN shops and seminars, her master's degree PEKEL Strachan, Charles
of Montez Martin and Mar- Claudia Slater and the liams, Timya Taylor, was "Making a Bet- from Valdosta Univer- Cooper and Kenya
cia Martin Saunders, Tanya Rhoer Club of Gamma Delta Brenda Role, Auset Nkem, ter Me." Sponsors included: sity. On hand to witness her Capeheart. Taimyr has enand her sister Terrie attend- Sigma Chapter, Sigma Gam- and Tia Mellerson. Along Marlene Chin, Mary Kay; ISD graduation were her moth- tered the doctoral program at
ed Morningside and Miami ma Rho Sorority Inc. held a with Slater, sorority mem- Suzanne Montalbano, Nikia er, Tangela Reed Strachan, Iowa State University.

Gay Outler, Mona Jackson, sorority's initiatives towards ,
Shirlyon McWhorter, Mazie "A sisterhood called to serve:
Storr, Cupidine Dean, Linda Transforming lives, Impacting
Rogers, Shirley Williams, communities." The centennial
Rosa Harvey, Sandra Pow- celebration was inspiring for..
Miamians were saddened to Deltas from Mi- ell, Peggy Green and Helen some of the "Delta line of 99"
learn of the death of Ernest ami-Dade County Gay. Charter members of the sorority members as they witSidney. Deepest sympathy traveled to Washington, DC, Dade County Alumnae Chap- nessed the opening ceremony.
is extended to his wife Ethel the founding place. of Delta ter. included: Juanita Lane, Present were: Cheree Gulley,., Pearl, sister Nancy Dawkins Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Dorothy Saunders, Marcia Shi-Mei Everette, Delphine
and neice Martha Clayton to attend their 51st National Saunders, Bobbie Bowen, Gervais, Monique Spence,
Day. Deepest sympathy to all Convention which marked the Margaret Baulkman, Mar- Sheria Edwards, Krystal
of you. Also our deepest sym- sorority's centennial amidst tha Day and Maud Newbold Dobbins, Laila Brock, Natapathy goes out to the Finley over 40,000 sorors and guests along with past presidents, sha Ashley, Trenyce McCoy, family who lost three relatives from July 11-17. Joining the Angela Bellamy, Nadine Lisa Jones, Nyree Wash-: Cissy Houston appeals to her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina. last week. Sisters Jacquelyn historic celebration were Dade Gay-Bendross, Renee Jones, ington, Shekeitha RitchieiPissy pens open letter
Finley- Livingston, Helen County Alumnae Chapter's Karen Bullard-Jordan, Anne Lillian Thompson, Nikki Finley-Spires and Audrey newly-installed president, first Herriot, Evelyn Davis, Bob- Cannon, Brittany Phillips, Finley. Shalisa Gee was in vice-president and 2nd vice- bie Phillips-Wilfork, Rubye Renita Samuels-Dixion, Dr. LETTER ed that you belong to them as
Miami last week from Atlanta president respectively: Karen Howard and Janice Hopton. Annette Gibson, Dr. Lenora continued from 1C she did. I'm trying very hard
to visit her mom Gayle and Wiggins, 'Flora Jackson- Miami-Dade County Coin- Yates, Charlenia Ruthland,,, to trust that people who make
aunt Anna-Grace. (My oth- Holmes and Toni Harrison. missioner Audrey Moss Ed- Rhoda Shirley, Judith Case, to anyone. I, have NEVER pub- comments or offer their opiner niece and her family also The Miami Alumnae Chapter monson and School Board Antoinette Symonette, Cyn- licly commented on your per- ions about you are sincere in
lives in Atlanta with her hus- was represented by President Member Dorothy Mindingall thia Barnum, MaShenna sonal life and I don't intend to. their desire for you to be happy. band LaCorrie and three sons Brenda Bryant and Vice-Pres- have already made plans to Herring, Tamara Fuller and So in the future when you read I can only hope they come to reand also my brother Ivern.) ident Kay Dawson, along with continue implementing the Joyce Postell. or hear that Cissy Houston said alize the best they can offer you
this or Cissy Houston said that, is their prayers."
tU S be confident in the knowledge When we asked Cissy's rep
Eh U that it isn't true." about why she's writing the letShe continues, I try to be- ter now and if it's in response to

BUTLER That is something we can all be into words, but I outline in the Obama could be president. live that when your mother anything in particular, he said,
continued from IC proud of. book The Butler one encounter, When I finally met Allen, I passed away the world decid- "No, it's just from the heart."
This capacity is well. illustrat- on the eve of Obama's election, was under the impression he'd story like Allen's, but when peo- ed by the years Allen worked that stands out. There were "only" worked for three differ- I" didinterview1w anla
ple ask how Allen was able to under Lyndon B. Johnson. Allen several, young white women ent presidents. Can it
quietly and consistently serve continued his dedicated service weeping because their fathers W hen I learned he'd in fact .........................................................................................................................
in the White House under eight even as his own son was con- refused to speak to them for been a butler at the White IYANLA Harris-Perry asked author and
presidents some more sympa- signed to the ravages of warfare voting for the then-presidential *House for eight administra- continued from IC spiritual life coach lyanla Vanthetic to the struggle of Black in the jungles 'of Vietnam. It is candidate Barack Obama. In tions, only then did I grasp the zant, host of Oprah Winfrey
Americans than others I think a scene that for me conjures their defiance, like an augur, full gravity of his story and magazine's #HeIsNotASuspect Network!s lyanla: Fix My Life, of a whole generation of Black the dramatic irony of Shake- I saw the outcome of the elec- this true American fable really hashtag, where women were in Saturday's "One on One" men who, suave and dashing, speare: Allen dutifully serving tion. I knew then, intuitively, began to take shape. In that asked to post photos of the interview on Melissa Harris-. discerned in any small look or the most powerful hand in the' that Obama would indeed be' fable, a humble and hardwork- Black men in their lives on Perry. gesture from a white person world, while his son endured America's first black president, ing man pulls himself up by Twitter. "What about the struggles
exactly what was being said the physical and emotional vio- and that I had to find the per- the bootstraps from the degra- In the middle of this nation- and public safety questions or being left unsaid. In a class lence of war a fate sanctioned son (because I knew he existed dation of the Jim Crow South al conversation, host Melissa faced by young Black women?" of their own, these men, with by that very same hand. somewhere) who'd witnessed. to the cool halls of the White Harris-Perry asked last Satur- Vanzant commented on the grace and dignity, successfully the tides of history, their turn- House, asserting his rights as day about another group that relationship between Black
navigated a very complex politi- UNCOVERING ing, culminating in this mo- an American not by marching seems to have been forgotten. girls and their mothers using
cal landscape, doing what had ALLEN'S TALE mentous election. Someone through streets but by striding "What about our Black girls the newest episode of her show
to be done for their communi- What brought me to Allen? who was working in the White those halls with quiet dignity. and those who mother them?" as an example. tie s a n d fo r th eir fa m ilie s a n d I'm n o t en tirely su re th a t w h a t- H ou se w h en it w a s in c o n c eiv- ............................ ... ........................................................................................... ............................... ............... ..................... ........................................................................... ................................................................ .
thriving in the face of adversity, ever was at work can be put able that someone like Barack


Robin Thicke: Game is good R&B T

THICKE connect to the music and its sic." Good music is considered
continued from 1C message of love. No matter the good music, no matter the F
color of your skin, you have ex- genre. Blacks are consummy dorm room listening to An- perienced love in one of those ing music outside of rap and thony Hamilton's "Can't Let forms and we now have a di- R&B while whites are conGo," Al Green's "How Can You verse artist base that is able to suming music outside of pop Mend A Broken Heart" and convey that message. and rock n' roll. This converLauryn Hill's "Ex-Factor." (Sad gence of musical genres has VEffEL A....GT.. "D
I know, insert your tears here.) THE NEW HUE OF R&B led to a transformation of our
On the flip side, months later, Steve Stoute, the Founder cultures and societies like we MC ARE AT THEIR HFST.
I entered into a new relation- and Chairman of brand mar- have never seen before. You go ship 'and I remember heading keting firm Translation LLC, into the room of an 18-year- J N NEW Y ,N
to class smiling and listening wrote a book in 2011 titled, old white male from suburban .....
to Maxwell's "This Woman's The Tanning of America: How New Jersey and the room of an & Worth," Musiq Soulchild's Hip-Hop Created a Culture 18-year-old Black male from Z "Teach Me" and the Tempta- The Rewrote the Rules of the South Jamaica, New York, Ai tions' "The Way You Do The New Economy. chances are you will find- the '' ;'
Things You Do," among other The focus of this extraordi- same music, clothes, websites, songs, on a regular basis you nary book is on how our cul- blogs, and language being spo- .
couldn't shake my happiness! tural and demographic lines ken.,
I give these examples to have been blurred largely due No matter the race, our lives :
show that R&B has always to the influence of music. No are more interrelated than i :i:. ... ": '
served as the "soundtrack to longer can we distinguish ever before. This fact is clearly iii "
our lives" and we emotionally "black music" from "white mu- evident within the R&B genre. !:.!(,. z
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MCBRIDE books than anything else. Leon pers strewn around, wouldiii .
continued from IC Litwack's books on slavery are drive me bananas. If anything, |
favorites, especially "Been in I prefer traffic and sirens. But D ll' RI R
at Eboli"; and the British writer the Storm So Long." I read a bit in a structura sense, Jazz de- W AH[ l LBR
John Wyndham ("The Chrysa- of Nietzsche when I travel. I'd mands that you negotiate the lids"), whose deep imagina- like tosee a bookthat tells us road ahead with certain re- %i tion and challenge to religious who those people are on bikes strictions tempo, harmony, zealotry should serve as a tem- who wear those funny little chords, and so on -and that's / plate for any young sci-fi writer, uniforms and ride all over the a good template for the working "The Chrysalids" is a children's road. writer. You can't write just any- .
book, by the way. Which book has had the thing. Your story needs struc- ... .._:-[[ [I[[II[[I[N[!-!
What kinds of stories are greatest impact on you? ture. Jazz sets out a kind of. -::.'! riynili "Il
you drawn to? Probably the Bible, because road map that you're supposed '. j: iu 111 uiI~flIIen Il9l~lITlIIIiI~l. iiIIUNIt1

and Goliath. so much. If you're playing a solo in the ~III ~ltl IIf UW~1DI~IAV~i~II IH
Any you steer clear of? What book made you want key of B flat and play, say, an r.. i IUUIMIUIBI i LIINfIIH UIIJIVUIJI.B IIIIIUJ LUW11 J
Corny, unbelievable novels; to write? F sharp or B natural, you betpolitical books; stories by su- Kurt Vonnegut's "Welcome to ter have a good reason for it a il.... I i 1[ MM lll
*per-duper mountain-climber the Monkey House." or be Charlie Parker. You can lilH~nfrI

types who spend thousands In what ways does your make it work, of course, but .. .. ..
high peaks and writing books inform your writing? you're driving the car, you may ...[..[...II[IIS ....R' cosa ,IHO~ SIDAU' I ~a~ A
about it while they could be Only in a structural sense. not know the exact route home ... ,-ii .
digging water wells in Peru I'm not one of those who can You'll get there somehow. If you :" ::: someplace, helping somebody. listen to music and write. I trust the music, and stay with- " :' :; :,..
I usually just go to the part need the door closed. Windows in the parameters, within that ;
of those books where the guy shut. Facing the wall. No birds framlework, you'll get home. CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS FOR THEATERS AND SHOWTIME$ dies. I don't know if that's a tweeting, views of nature, and Same with writing. That's why good thing or not. Probably so forth. A clean office, devoid I say writing is an act of faith. not. I avoid pulp fiction. I dig of funk, without open books But my way may not be the best spy novels. I read more history and dirty coffee cups and pa- way.









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Senior Marines from Florida honored in ceremony

Miami Times staff report of Miami. His parents, Lt. ColBailey currently serves aS
(USMC, Ret) Gilford Robinson, the Deputy Commandant,
Lieutenant General Ronald who also attended the cer- Plans, Policies, and OperaL. Bailey and Colonel Michael emony and Ms. Etta Robinson tions in Washington, DC. He
D. Robinson, both with Florida are FAMU graduates and live was born in St Augustine,
"roots," participated in the Ma- in Orlando. Among the many graduated from Austin Peay
rine Corps embassy Security distinguished guests and Ma- State University in 1977 and
Group of Command Ceremony rines also in attendance were was commissioned a Second
in Quantico, Virginia on July retired Marine 2-Star General, Lieutenant. His tours of duty
12th. Robinson, born in Orlan- Dr., Clifford L. Stanley, former include Recruit training at
do, relinquished command to Assistant Secretary of Defense Parris Island, Marine BarColonel Frank E. Wending. Lt. and representatives from the racks, 8th & I, Washington,
General Ron Bailey of St. Au- State Department. DC and most recently, Comgustine, and one of the highest Robinson graduated from I, manding General of the 1st
ranking Black Marines in the San Diego State University in COL. MICHAEL ROBINSON Marine Division.
Marine Corps officiated the 1989 and was commissioned 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison The Change of Command
ceremony and made remarks. a second lieutenant. His tours Company (ANGLICO) where he Ceremony is a long standing
Miami Times Publisher of duty include assignments deployed twice to Iraq for com- tradition in the Marine Corps
Emeritus Garth Reeves, Al as an artillery officer in Oki- bat operations. After his Iraqi when the unit colors (flag)
Jackson (USAR, LtC Ret), and nawa, Japan; Seoul, Korea; tours, he attended Harvard's is passed from the outgoing
Lt. Colonel Tony Armbrister Camp Pendleton, CA; and Kennedy School of Government commander to the incoming.
(USMC, Ret, family friends of Camp Lejeune, NC. In 2001, he as a National Security Fellow. During the ceremony,' RobinColonel Robinson, traveled to deployed to Mosul, Iraq while Colonel Robinson is relocat- son was awarded the Legion
.Quantico to view the Change serving with the army during ing to the Marine Corps Air of Merit and awards from the
of Command. Robinson is the Operation Iraqi Freedom. From ground Combat Training Cen- U.S. Department of State for
grandson of Mrs. Francena 2006-2008, Robinson served ter at Twenty-Nine Palms, CA Thurgood Marshall Memorial Capitol Grounds, Annapolis, his invaluable service during
Lewis Robinson (retired nurse) as the Commanding Officer, as the G-3, Operation Officer. MD. his command.



Harry Belafonte talks about Jay-Z's responsibility

By Chris Witherspoon we look at a strategy in the his time and his fortune. I can said. "Just who I am. Just like
immediate future?" only be critical of what he is Obama's is. Obama provides
Last year the legendary The Dream Defenders began not doing." hope. Whether he does anysinger/actor Harry Belafonte occupying the capital building Belafonte also discussed thing, the hope that he promade headlines when he in Tallahassee, Florida, after the comments he made about vides for a nation, and outside
called out Beyoncd and Jay the verdict for George Zimmer- Jay Z and Beyonc6 last year. of America is enough."
Z for ignoring their "social man was announced, and will "I would hope with all my "I felt Belafonte he just
responsibility." remain there until Governor heart, that Jay Z did not take went about it wrong. Like the
The 86-year-old activist Rick Scott meets their demand personally what was said," way he did it in the media,
cleared up his remarks about to convene a special session Belafonte said. "I would like. and then he big upped Bruce
the celebrity couple during of the legislature to review to take this opportunity to Springsteen or somebody.
a recent interview with MS- the controversial Stand Your say to Jay Z and Beyonce: I'm And it was like, 'whoa,' you
NBC's Chris Hayes. Ground law. wide open, my heart is filled just sent the wrong message
Last Friday, the Florida- "To boycott is an impor- with nothing but hope and the all the way around... Bruce
based non-violent activists tant thing for people to do; it promise that we can sit and Springsteen is a great guy.
known as the Dream Defend- touches the economic nerve; have a one-on-one to under- You're this Civil Rights activers gained the support of it touches the way people are ,. stand each other." ist and you just big upped
Belafonte. sustaining themselves. And During a recent interview the white guy against me in
"I've come down to be at if we interrupt the machine; with Rap Radar, Jay-Z re- the white media. And I'm not
the disposal of young people," if we interrupt the economic sponded to Belafonte's criti- saying that in a racial way.
Belafonte said "Not only to tell flow, then I think we can make cism that he has failed to use I'm just saying what it is. The
the history from whence we've a difference," Belafonte said. Harry Belafonte backs the Dream Defenders, asks Jay Z his celebrity power in a so- fact of what it was. And that come; but to talk for a host He applauded Stevie Wonder and Beyoncd for a meeting. cially responsible way. was just the wrong way to go
of artists who are very high and other musicians for their its Stand Your Ground law Z should cancel his upcoming "I'm offended by that be- about it." profile, a number of leaders decision, in the wake of the- reniains on the books. concert in Florida, Belafonte cause first of all, and this is Who do you think is right in

who are very high profile, who Zimmerman verdict, to boycott When asked, by Chris said, "I would be hard pressed, going to sound arrogant, but this public debate? Jay Z or
are waiting to hear, 'How do performing in Florida while Hayes, if he thought that Jay' to tell Jay Z what to do with my presence is charity." Jay Z Harry Belaforlte?



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Race complicates a transfer to better schools
By John Eligon ney, 45. 'They're going to get schools. "We're all about that
the hoses out. They're going to in the abstract. You start to
ST. CHARLES, Mo. When be beating our kids and mak- see support levels drop when it
the Missouri Supreme Court ing sure they don't get off the turns into a real-life thing."
upheld a law in June allowing school bus.'" In 2010, nearly three out of
students from failing school Public schools here in the St. four Black students and four
districts to transfer to good Louis region, as in many other out of five Latino students in
ones, Harriett Gladney saw a metropolitan areas across the the United States attended
path to a better education for country, have struggled for de- schools made up mostly of
her 9-year-old daughter.evi cades to bridge a wide achieve- minority students, according to
But then she watched televi- ment gap between school a report published last year by
sion news clips from a town districts a divide that often the Civil Rights Project at the
hall meeting for the Francis runs along racial and socioeco- University of California, Los
Howell School District, the nomic lines. By affirming the Angeles.
predominantly white district right to transfer students out More than half of the 28
here that her daughter's mostly f of failing school districts, the public school districts exBlack district, Normandy, State Supreme Court opened cluding charter and specialty
had chosen as a transfer site. the doors for hundreds of districts in the city of St.
Normandy, in neighboring St. families to cross the lines. and Louis, St. Louis County and
Louis County, has one of the move their children into better St. Charles County combined
worst disciplinary rates in schools. are at least 75 percent Black
the state, and Francis Howell But the ensuing contention or white. Of the nine districts
parents angrily protested the has shown that the process that are at least three-quarters
transfer of Normandy students remains a tricky one, compli- white, all but one scored a
across the county line, some cated by class, race, geography perfect 14 on the state's peryelling that their children and social perceptions. formance rating scale. The six
could be stabbed and that the "Most folks are for having mostly Black districts scored
district's academic standards equal opportunity, having good an average of 7.
would slip. Photo: Dan Gill schools for everyone," said Racial segregation has lin"When I saw them screaming Kenny Branch, a junior at Normandy High School, listened during the meeting. Educa- Patrick J. Flavin, an assistant gered in this region, the result and hollering like they were professor of political science at of generations of discriminacrazy, I thought to myself, 'Oh tors and parents have argued that the law could leave students in unstable positions if Baylor University who recently tory zoning and real estate my God, this is back in Martin schools regain their accreditation, because the students then must return to their home wrote a report on the Black- practices. Efforts to reverse it Luther King days,'" said Glad- districts. white achievement gap in Please turn to RACE 6C





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Dwyane Wade financial battle continues C Aie
Miami Heat Superstar, street protest in Chicago has her demeanor in court reflect
Dwyane Wade's relationship led him and his team to be- that she is presently lost, an- .
with ex-wife, Siohvaughn lieve that she is not in a posi- gry and desperate," reads the HOUSTON ROCKETS TERRANCE JONES ARRESTED
Punches, has been broadcast tion to care for their children. file. "Her behavior is not in the FOR STOMPING HOMELESS MANNER
all throughout the media. This Wade has also raised concerns children's best interests.. Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones has been arrested and accused of
week, the saga continues. about her health, specifically D.T. [Wade] requests that this stomping on a-homeless man's leg, police in Portland, Ore. say. Portland Police Bu.Although the two reached a some breathing problems. Court immediately suspend reau-spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson says the incident happened early last Wednesweighty financial agreement Wade applied his agility on S.L.'s timesharing... pending, day outside a downtown nightclub. A sergeant saw the 6-foot-9 Jones walk by a
just a few days ago, there's the basketball court to a court the results of a psychological doorway where two homeless men were sleeping and yell "Wake Up!" before lifting
still some drama brewing. of law when he simultaneously WADE FUNCHES evaluation of S.L." his foot and stomping on the legs of one.
Wade has been ordered by a handled the legal agreement Funches' mental instability. Last week, Wade and Jones was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a harassment charge.
family judge in Miami-Dade between him and Punches in According to the filed court Punches managed to agree on
County to surrender his two an attempt to put an end to documents, Wade wants his a post-divorce financial settle- RAPPER CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE AFTER BRAGGING
boys to their mother after re- her visitation rights. ex-wife to pass a psychologi- ment. ABOUT MURDER IN SONG
fusing to make them available While he and Funches' legal cal evaluation and until she It will reportedly pay n Rapper Antwain Steward, also known as "Twain Sotti", was arrested this month
to her for visitation. Wade did teams debated how much does, he wants his children to es $5 million dollars, not and charged with the double murder of two friends after he bragged about the killso because he believes that Funches really deserves from remain in his custody. including undisclosed bo-- ing in a rap song. The song, which includes the line "Everybody saw when I f***in
she is not mentally stable. the divorce, Wade had another "S.L.'s [Punches-Wade] nuses. It hasn't been signed; choked him, but nobody saw when I f***in smoked him", was included on his song
Funches' recent staged legal team trying to document statements, behaviors, and however. "Ride Out" from 2007. He is accused of killing Brian Dean and Christopher Horton
I back on May 10, 2007. The Huffington Post reports, Steward is being held without
Call 305-542-0632. 0 The Miami Alumni bond on two counts of felony murder, two counts of use of a firearm and one count
Chapter Tennessee State of unlawfully discharging a firearm.
0 The Children's Trust will University meets every third
be having a free family expo Saturday 9 a.m at Picadilly RIHANNA WINS CASE AGAINST UK RETAILER
Aug.: 24 from 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Restaurant in Hialeah. Pop singer Rihanna has won a court case in Britain against retailer Topshop,, i'7' .,S 'q ;at 10901 Coral Way SW 24 St. Call 954-435-5391. which was selling T-shirts bearing her image without permission.
a MOCA will facilitate their Call 305-447-6300. High Court Justice Colin Birss ruled in favor of the singer on Wednesday, saying
Summer Studio July 29-Aug. l The United Teachers N S.EE.K., Inc. will feed buyers were likely deceived by believing Rihanna had authorized its sale.
16, from 1-5 p.m., at 770 N.E. of -Dade is hosting a back 8 Girl Power presents their the homeless in the City
125th St. Call 305-893-6211. to school megafest Aug. 17, Girls on Fire Gospel Brunch of Overtown every first JUSTIN BIEBER'S TOUR BUS STOPPED FOR MARIJUANA
from 12-4p.m. at Florida Explosion Aug. 25, at 1 p.m., Saturday, at ,2pm, at 14-15 BEFORE ENTERING U.S.
N Belafonte TACOLCY International.. University, at The Armory Studios; 572 St. and 1st Ave. Call 678-462- U.S. border agents say they found marijuana on a bus with singer Justin Bieber's Center, Inc. is hosting a 11200 Southwest 8th St. NW 23rd St. Call. 305-756- 9794. tour as it crossed into Detroit from Windsor, Canada.
Back-to-school/Anti-Bullying 5502. The Detroit Free Press reports that U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesB6ash event on.Aug.10, from '11 Community. Health of Miami Northwestern man Ken Hammond confirms the bus was stopped last Sunday as it attempted to
10a.m.- 4p.m. Call .305-751- South Florida Inc., will 1 111 Liberty Square "Old Class of 1979 will meet Aug. enter the U.S. on the Ambassador Bridge. The singer was not on the bus at the time
1295.. have a back to school health, Project" Reunion will be 17 at 3p.m. at Arcola Lakes
fair Aug. 17, from 12-4p.m. at held Aug. 31, at 10 a.m., at Branch Library, 8240 NW 7th and performed later that night at Joe Louis Arena. Miami Jazz and Film Southland Mall, 20505 South Arcola Lakes Park. Contact Ave. -Call 786-399-4726
Society will have a, jazz Dixie Hwy. Call 305-450-2702 Phillip at 305-696-1819.
concert by Jesse Jones, Jr. Aug. or 3q5-252-4854. a We S Booker T. Washington
-14, from 6p.m. 10p.m. at the ,we Sale Florida Homes Class of 1967 meets every
Miami, Tower, 100 Southeast E The Family' Foundation will' have their First Time third Saturday of the month, at 2nd St. Call 305-684-4564. will conduct their 23rd Annual Homebuyer Workshop Aug. 7 p.m., at the African Heritage
AIDS Benefit Banquet Aug. 31, at 10:30 a.m. 3300 NW Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW
E The Progressive 24th, at 6:30 p.m., at the 199th St. Call 305-469-3767. 22nd Ave. Call 305-333-7128.
Firefighters Association Marriott Hotel Miami Airport,
Charities Inc., will be hosting 1201 LeJeune Rd. Call 305- a Range Park is offering N Miami Alumni Chapter
a back to school back pack 978-7100. free self, defense karate Tennessee State University
giveaway Aug. 15, from 10a.m. classes, Mon. and Wed., is sponsoring a bus trip to
2p.m. at the Joseph Caleb 0 BTW Alumni Association at 6 p.m., at 525 NW Tallahassee Sept. 6-8 for the Center. Call will sponsor a bus trip to 62nd St. Contact Clayton TSU/FAMU game. Call 954305-688-FIRE(3473). Norcross, Ga. on Aug. 24. at 305-757-7961. 435-5391.


Disadvantaged students face bigger challenges

COLLEGE' ing the effort to get low-income
continued from 5C students to apply. Last year, Nelly brin out Cl
researchers at Stanford and rings Out
country, and Washington and Harvard reported that the vast kidnap victim at concert
Lee's endowment is significant- -majority of high-achieving, low-ly larger, the Times research income students do not apply to
any selective college. By Richie Rosario land, Ohio.
shows. At Harvard and Yale, anysele..v.coleges... While on stage with
with the largest endowments "Kids who've never heard of na
with! the l lares endomenr Amnd, Nelly said: Sinc
in the country, ell enrollment ~most elite institutions, who Nelly definitely gets major AmnaNeysidISnc
in the country, Pell enrollment kuteieisiutos h dos for this ornelThe :St. :.they up here right now, I
was near the 15 percent aver- don't know anyone who's gone kt. t up here r w,
aLouis-based rapper showed want to make sure we get a
college; te Pri cpetwithe afford one, aren't going to apply off his big heart, as he chance to thank you because
colleges; at Princeton, with the brough upAmad er I know is a long tm~n
largest per-capita endowment, unless you go out and recruit ouget pA er ry I know ian te ande
it was lower, 12 percefit, though them," said Anthony W. Marx, omanstgeat Roverfest 2013. can't even imagine the type
its officials say the rate is high- president of Amherst from 2003 'Amanda is one ofthe'sur- of strength and the type of
er for the freshman class start- to 2011. giving victims of a massive courage it took to keep it going this fall. Most of the top private col- 'kidnapping that held her ing and for that I commend
John Berg, the vice chancel- -Photo: Dan Gill leges rely on nonprofit groups captive fOr 10 years in Cleve- you.
lor for admissions at Washing- Harriett Gladney, 45, spoke of her concerns at the meet- like Questbridge and the'Posse Rapper to Uivrsty sidon rasn LFoundation to help them find R p e ,Rick Ross features
itsn UniersitY areso lone reasOn that ing, where Francis Howell parents angrily protested Nor- promising disadvantaged stuthe disadvantaged students it mandy students transferring across the county line. dents. However, some recruit at
admits usally have offers from for two years as interim pro- on it." heavily that way while others
other top colleges with better vost, conceded that his institu- Groups that work with poorer only take one or two students By Bria Foliu Rachel Jeantel was
name recognition. tion historically did a poor job students and administrators per year.. And some elite insti- ..the guest witness that
Bob Strong, a professor of of recruiting low-income stu- at colleges with high disad- tutions, like Washington Uni- With his forthcom- testified during the
politics at Washington and Lee dents, but said that it has im- vantaged enrollment say that versity, do not work with such ing album "Master- Trayvon Martin case
who oversaw admissions there proved and 'we're still working one main factor is simply mak- groups. mind" along with a few weeks ago. Ross
the third installment uses part of her testiof the "Self Made" ROSS mony for his chorus and
R aceseries dropping this ." also features audio of
year Ric Ros has' ,the young teen at the
finally released a end of the song repeatRACE classified based on a state per- district that eventually dis- "I think they're already kill- solo single and you'll ing "creepy ass cracker."
continued from 5C formance formula, must des- solved. ing schools like ours indirectly never guess who We're not too sure how'
'ignate a district to which they Supporters of the law noted because they're taking the re- is featured on the this will turn out for
have included a court-ordered will seiid students wishing to that there was no outcry when sources," Ty McNichols, the song- Rachel Jean-' Ross' radio play but this
program that has been busing transfer., students from that mostly Normandy superintendent, tel JEANTEL might not be a good move.
thousands of Black St. Louis Parents may choose to send Black district were transferring said of the law. "It's going to students to mostly white sub- their children to a different ac- to Normandy, which at that negatively impact us because urban schools since the early credited district, but then they time had been accredited. of the financial side." Shaq and momn: Tools for school
1980s. will be responsible for their ,Normandy, Riverview Gar- Educators and parents also
The separate transfer law, own transportation., dens and the Kansas City Pub- argue that the law could leave
which the Legislature passed The transfer law was invoked lic Schools are currently. the students facing instability be- ONEAL gram helps kids whose famStwo decades ago, did not di- several years back when Nor- state's only unaccredited dis- cause they would have to re-' continued from SC lies, would otherwise struggle
rectly target segregation, but mandy, which is '97 percent tricts. Those districts will' re- turn to their home district if ,to get backpacks, notebooks it addresses the issue in prac-~ Black, took in students from main responsible for paying for schools regained their accredi- campaign which helps gather and other school supplies that tice. Unaccredited districts, so another predominantly Black students who have transferred. tation. supplies and other necessities kids need. You can donate to_________________for young people returning to the program via the Boys and
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summer so they're not left be- correct answer. Boys and Girls
BENNETT grades at Christel House, plete high schools, results of a new school grading hidwhen school reopens. Clubs has partnered with macontinued from 5C which opened in 2002 and Bennett said he was asking system in Florida. The system Whtwe do as parents we jor retailers Michaels, Staples
serves students in kindergar- Indiana's inspector general, was revised to account for the want to be able to reinforce the and Disney Stores that have ingrading systems, which have ten through 10th grade, Ben- David Thomas, to investigate, state's transition to the Corn- significance of learning. Have store donation bins so that you been adopted in at least 10 oth- nett said at a news confer- In an e-mail, Thomas declined mon Core, a set of standards your kids read a book for a can directly donate school super states and some districts, ence this week that seeing the to comment. adopted by 45 states that out- week. plies.
including New York City, can school's "C" grade was "the "Neither I nor anyone con- line what each student should Learn how to read a news- "Kids need to realize that edbe too simplistic or can punish 'aha moment' where I had to nected with Christel House learn in reading and math 'paper so, that when school is ucation is very, very important," schools unfairly., say something is amiss here" made any request to have any from kindergarten through back in session, at least you'll Shaq says. "I remember one
"If the grades aren't based because he knew the school grade changed," DeHaan said high school be ah-ead of the game. You can time when I was a sophomore
on good measures, it doesn't was performing well. in an e-mailed statement re- Under the new system, the never learn enough." The Boys in college and I came home
matter," said Kathy Christie, a Bennett said Christel House leased late Thursday. She number of Florida schools and Girls Clubs have a wealth and told my mother I wanted spokeswoman for the Educa- was one of 13 schools in In- added that she endorsed a call that received an "F" more of afterschool programs nation- to go pro: She pulled out a little tion Commission of the States, diana whose initial grades "for a thorough review of the than doubled from a year ear- wide that help Young people checkbook and said 'Balance a policy organization that is were changed. He said those grades given to schools in 2012 lier. The number of schools 'who otherwise wouldn't have this.' planning a study of school schools were mistakenly given and revisions made if they are that received an "A" tumbled anything to do 'in the hours And I didn't have my credgrading systems. "They aren't low scores for graduation rates inaccurate." from close to half of all public'- between the end of school and its and debits right. She said,
telling a real story." and college readiness when Bennett's resignation came schools in the state to 29 per- when parents come home. 'You're not ready yet.' You have
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OPENINGS: ACROSS THE NATION

By Scott Martin

SAN FRANCISCO -Profits be damned, Amazon is going gang-. busters on a hiring spree.
*Retail juggernaut Amazon said last Monday it plans to add 7,000 jobs in an effort to meet growth demands. The company plans to add 5,000 full-time jobs across ni o ekr pa ihanepoe ta liosD
its U.S. fulfillment centers. It also is adding 2,000 customer service jobs ranging from full time, part time and seasonal positions.A Dre o t 20 ,0 0
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Wal-Mart suspends sales of Craze Payday lenders under scrutiny
Senator urges tougher rules after report and that Craze is a dietary supplement, Rebound LOANSSenior women in particular face diS legal and safe supplement. XT, that prosecutors allege continued from 7D minished incomes because of lowThe company has issued re- contained an unapproved er lifetime earnings and therefore
peated denials that Craze new drug. for banks seeking new sources of lower Social Security and pension
By Alison Young supplements on the market. contains amphetamine-like "Last week's USA TODAY revenue by exploiting retirees with benefits."
"We did this to allow us substances found by some investigation raises serious limited means. Therefore it is criti- Although Florida is often charRetail giant Wal-Mart has time to look further into not outside labs. questions about what we can cal that banks be discouraged from acterized by its large senior popustopped selling a popular only the safety of the prod- Crazelis the latest in a se- do to better protect people using government benefits as proof lation, the most recently available sports dietary supplement on uct, but also the integrity -of ries of products Cahill has who trust that the dietary of income, and we would hope such U.S. Census data reveals that elits website and a U.S. senator the supplier," Gee said, not- put on the market, including supplement they use is safe," a provisions would be included in derly poor live in many locales. demanded tougher regula- ing that Craze was only sold weight-loss pills made from said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-11. the final guidance." More than one in five elderly resition in the wake of a USA TO- online and not on shelves of a highly toxic chemical pes- In a speech Tuesday on the Earlier this year, CRL released dents in Boston, Chicago, HousDAY investigation published the company's stores. ticide banned from human floor of the Senate, Durbin re- new research that refuted the claim ton, Los Angeles and three of New
last week. Cahill has declined repeat- consumption and a designer peatedly cited USA TODAYs by participating banks that their York City's boroughs is also poor.
Wal-Mart spokeswoman ed interview requests and steroid linked to serious liver investigation in announcing payday loan products are only for In its own comments to 0CC, CRL Dianna Gee said the com- offered no response to Wal- damage. Cahill was convict- he will reintroduce legislation short-term emergencies and carry advised, 'Though the number of
pany pulled Craze, a pre- Mart's action when contacted ed in 2005 of felony charges this week to requiresupple- marginal risks. Instead, the typical banks making payday loans reworkout powder, off its retail by e-mail this week. A state- for the sale of the weight-loss ment makers to register new bank payday borrower: mains small, there are clear signals
website Thursday after the ment posted on the website of pills and served a two-year products with the FDA within Is charged an annual percent- that bank payday lending will grow investigation showed that the his company, Driven Sports, prison sentence. He's cur- 30 days and include a list of age rate (APR) that averages 225- rapidly without strong action by
product's maker, Matt Cahill, said the company is "disap- rently facing a federal crimi- all ingredients plus a copy of 300 percent; all the banking regulators .... At
has a history of putting risky pointed" by USA TODAY's nal charge for selling another the label. Took out 19 loans in 2011, a time when older Americans have
spending at least part of six months already experienced severe declines
G r a year in bank payday debt; and in wealth resulting from the Great
Is twice more likely to incur Recession, banks take these boroverdraft fees than bank customers rowers' benefits for repayment beas a whole. fore they can use those funds for
POVERTY curity among whites tancy to poverty, are three times higher, by 25-601 lived in pov- At that time, CRL advised, "More health care, prescription medicines
continued from 7D also is more pervasive increasingly due to absolute numbers the erty. But measured than 13 million older adults are or other critical expenses."
than is. shown in the economic class posi- predominant face of in terms of a person's considered economically insecure, It appears that Senators Nelson
impediment* to eco- government's poverty tion," said William Ju- the poor is white, lifetime risk, a much living on $21,800 a year or less. and Warren would agree.
nomi equity ordata, engulfing more hiug Wilson; a Harvard More than 19 mil- higher number -4 in ...~. .. .~..
simply on improving than 76 percent of professor who special- lion whites fall below 10 adults falls into socioeconomic status white adults by the izes in race and pov- the poverty line of 'poverty for at least a A for all, regardless of time they turn 60, ac- erty. He noted that $23,021 for. a family year of their lives. race. cording to a new eco- despite continuing of four, -accounting for The risks of pov- AMAZON one category that has been slowly
Hardship is particu- nomic gauge being economic difficulties, more than 41 percent erty also have been continued from 7D expanding from its Seattle delivery
larly growing among published next year minorities have more of the fiation's des- increasing in recent roots. Last month, it began service
whites, based on sev- by the Oxford Univer- optimism about the titute, nearly double decades, particularly growth last week posted a quar- in some areas of Los Angeles. eral measures. Pessi- sity Press. future after Obama's the number. of poor among people ages terly loss on a 22 percent leap in "As they add categories, they add
mism among that ra- The gauge defines election, while strug- Blacks. 35-55, coinciding revenue. revenue and jobs. Amazon methodcial group about their "economic insecurity" gling whites do' not. Sometimes termed with widening income Shares of Amazon closed down ically goes after categories one affamilies' economic as a year or more of "There is the real "the invisible poor" by inequality. $5.91, or 1.9 percent, to $306.10. ter another and applies low price,
futures has climbed periodic joblessness, possibility that white demographers, lower- By 2030, based on President Obama is scheduled to large selection and convenience,"
to the highest point 'reliance on govern- alienation will in- income whites gener- the current trend of visit Amazon's Chattanooga, Tenn., says Patrick Dalessandro, director since at least 1987. met aid such as food crease if steps are not ally are dispersed in widening income in facility on Tuesday,. according to of client strategy at JGA, a brand In a- recent AP poll, stamps or income be- taken to highlight.and suburbs as well as equality, close to 85 the White House. He is expected to strategy and retail design firm.
'i63 percent of whites low 150' percent of address inequality on small rural towns, percent of all'working- make a series of speeches on the The fulfillment center jobs involve
V called the economy the poverty line. Mea- a broad front,", Wilson where more than 60 age adults in the U.S. economy and jobs in the region. warehouse merchandise picking, "poor." sured across all races, said. percent of the poor will experience bouts "We're creating thousands of new packing and shipping. The Seattle
the risk of economic are white. Concen- of economic insecu- full-time jobs in our fulfillment net- company also will be offering those
RACIAL insecurity rises to 79 ARE WHITES THE trated in Appalachia rity. work to meet growing customer de- full-time employees stock grants.
percent. 'INVISIBLE in the East, they are "Poverty is no Ion- mand," said Amazon spokeswoman In addition to stock grants, AmaIPO RTY Marriage rates are POOR?' numerous in the in- ger an. issue of 'them', Mary Osako. zon is offering to pay up to 95 perIN POVERTY in decline across all Nationwide, the dustrial Midwest and it's an issue of 'us', Amazon's hiring move will help cent of tuition to eligible employees,
RATE HAVE races, and the number count of America's spread. across Amer- says Mark Rank, a fill its growing presence of distri- even if the educational 'experience
NARROWED of white mother-head- poor remains stuck at ica's heartland, from professor at Wash- bution centers as the company is not relevant to careers at AmaWhile racial and ed households living a record number: 46.2 Missouri, Arkansas ington University in tackles ever-expanding shopping zon. The past year has seen Amaethnic minorities are in poverty has risen to million, or 15 percent and Oklahoma. up St. Louis who calcu- categories. AmazonFresh, the corn- zon open eight U.S. fulfillment cenmore likely to live in the level of Black ones. of the population, due through the Great lated the 'numbers, pany's grocery delivery business, is ters, adding thousand of new jobs. poverty, race dispari- "It's time that Amer- in. part to lingering Plains...................
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ties in the poverty rate ica comes to under- high unemployment In 2011 a Cenhave narrowed sub- stand .that many- of, following the reces- sus report -showed
stantially since the the nation's biggest sion. While poverty that 12.6 percent of 1970s, census data disparities, from edu- rates for Blacks and adults in their prime
show. Economic inse- cation and life expec- Hispanics are nearly working-age years of


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"Job growth remains to foreshadow Labor's added 188,000.jobs in. job cuts, all employers. :mInr q,
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says Mark Zandi, chief two reports generally Labor's 202,000 tally June.
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1801 NW 2 Avenue 305-634-5794 Three bedrooms, two baths, To implement the newly approved Haulover Park General Plan (R-997-12), Miami-Dade
excellent condition, central County seeks qualified developers to Improve approximately one (1) acre of prime Atlantic
MOVE IN SPECIALI 2524 NW 80 Street air, huge back yard. Section "Bids will be accepted for catering service for Ocean beachfront land within Haulover Park. Located at the extreme southeast comer of the
First month move you inl Three bedrooms, one bath, 8 Welcome. $1650 monthly, Unique Kids Childcare to provide meals (Hot Park, adjacent to the beach, the County desires thetu-key development of a replacement
Two bedrooms, one bath. appliances, $900 a month, 78d-282-6322. Lunches adjakfast Snao th beachr) the Conydeiacketskydeeometo arpacmn
$550 monthly. Free 19bath a 90 m onth 7 Lunches, Breakfast, Snack & Dinner). Bid Packets recreational Fishing Pier, casual Beachfront Restaurant and management of beach area. The
$550 mothy Fre 19ee inch $270 movene in. Mike:erlcae a 36N
LCD TV. Call: Joel 786-355- 305-232-3700 1790 NW 48 Street may be obtained at the center located at 836 NW Pier is a material part of the development and the upland portion must be constructed by the
7578 2541 York Street $900 monthly. No Section 8. 18r t im adn, L319o //3fo same entity at the same time as the Restaurant.
Two bdrms, one bath, $895. Call 305-267-9449 8a-3p. Sealed Bids must be submitted at the above
186 NW 13 Street Appliances, free water.,84N 9Sre address by 8/21/13 at 10a. Bids will be opened
On brm oebah.$40.35-42700Two bdrms, one bath. $1,100 same day at 1:00 P.M."
Stove, refrigerator. mnthly. Huge backyard.
305-642-7080 271 NW 46 Street Section 8 only. 786-602-8944,.
Two bdrrms, one bath, $895, 19400 NW 22 Place '
1955 NW 2 Court appliances, free water and
MOVE IN SPECIAL electric, 305-642-7080. Miami Gardens Area SAI
Section 8 required.
One bedroom, one bath. 359235 o
$450. 305-642-7080 3075 NW 91 Street 305-992-3350 nw n iaiFL
Two bedrooms, one bath 20520 NW 24 CourtFrmLtoaGnwiMi iL'
210 NW 17 Street Section 8 Welcome Three bedrooms, two baths, .August 7th, 8th, and 9th.
MovE IN SPECIAL 305-299-3142 air, tile. $1,300. No Section 8. Help in all affairs in life, numbers,
Onebdmon bth$45. 6 W 2 tret305-891-6776 boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife problems.
Od,305-642-7080oebt$40 Efficiency, one bath $625. .Call me today in Miami!- ,
Appliances with all utilities. F,,
2945 NW 46 Street One bdrm., one bath, $695
One bedroom, one bath, no utilities. Appliances. $600 monthly. Call Mr. Perez, 305-642-7080." ..... ... . .
786-412-9343
30 Street 12 Avenue Area 6728 NW 4 Court _________________________________One bedroom, 305-754-7776 Three bdrms, two baths, NOTICE OF INVITATION TO BID OR R UETFOR PROPOSALS The County invites Interested parties to submit Proposals for the development of the Pler/
Section 8 weREQUESTll:Beachfront Restaurant/Beach'concession. R~FP No. 844 will be released on 7-29-13 and is
4 87 NW 6 Street S ci n 8 w l o e al
Efficiency, one bath $395. 305-431-8981 THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA available for download/review at hltps://wwwmlamidade.gevIDPMww/SolicitatienList.
Free water 305-642-7080 6747 NW 5 Court 140NE N V N E O M31_aaaa The areas of development include:
Two bdrms., one bath, air, 15 ..2DAE UR O 5
69NW1Avne $850. 305-681-3736 MIAMI, FLORIDA 33132 #25 Fishing Pier (290 l.f. upland plus 880 l.f. over jetty and ocean)
One bdrm, one bath. $450. 773 NW 108 Street Solicitations are subject to School Board Policy 6325, Cone of Silence. #12 Causal Beachfront Restaurant (9,000 s.f. indoor, 16,000 s.f. outdoor)
Tree bdrmns, two baths. Two bedrooms, one bath,
$750. 305-642-7080 air. $1000 mthly. Section 8 For more details please visit: httpx//procurement.dadeschools.net #7,10 Public parking and vehicular access.
Welcome! 305-754-1182 >.= -................Beach.........Adjacent ....... Beach Activity A..........rea (6-8.... acres)ac Ajaet eah civtyAra(68 crs
One bdr.bdrm. bt, one bathdrs.,o$550.h betra "iu A Pre-Prep.es.al Conference/Site Visit will be held on Augustr-Prposl CnfernceSit Vist 7lt2013ed starting, 213atari 10:t00, AM.M
Stove, refrigerator free air, br, tile, $900 mthly. .._._._.___.._______ PH.E- P ROPO.SAL MEETINoG: :.>0s-. :. -.-. ?
water, air, gas. 305-642- Section 8 only. 305-490-9284PR-P PO/MEN:
7080 NW 76, 2nd Court Asphalt Paving, Resurfacing and Drainage Bill Bird Marina Dockmaster Building
Three bdrms, two baths. 045-NN09 A pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, August 15, 10800 Collins Avenue
781 N 9 veue Section 8 ok. 305258-6626 8/2712013 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Maintenance Operations Train- -OUNTY__ONTACT:
Tw mth o. 305331827 Two0 bd W sARtiat$0 ing Room, 12525 N.W. 28 Avenue, Miami, Florida. Andrew Zawoyski, Chief Negotiator
mthl. 35-33-821 Tw bdrnsstatingat 900Internal Services Department, Procurement Management Services 8261 NE 3 Avenue mthly.NW1 St 130 MamF 312
8261 NE Avenue Five bdrms, two baths $1800 Reinforced Concrete and Related Services 111 NW1Street,Sut130MamF312
One bedroom, one mthly. 044-NN09 (Supply and Install) (30__35-663Emil:azao___imiade_bath. $550 monthly. All 305-757-7067 (305)013375-5663/Email:ce wil be eld n ThusdayaAugut 15
appliances included. Free 81721 rbdcneec ilb edo hrdy uut1, If you need a sign language interpreter or materials in accessible format for this event, please
water, free 19 inch LCD TV. Design Realty 2013 at 8:30 a.m. in the Maintenance Operations Training call the ADA Coordinator at (305) 375-1530 at least five days In advance.
Joel 786-355-7578 Room, 12525 N.W. 28 Avenue, Miami, Florida.








10D THE MIAMI TIMES, AUGUST 7-13, 2013 THE NATION'S "I BLACK NEWSPAPER







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$107 million $88 million $56 million $48 million -$44 million
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$40.5 million $36 million; $30 million $29.million $28 million
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owns, the World Golf Chain- the Arnold Palmer 79lead in a 72-hole saw his dad win in person. pionships-Bridgestone I nvita- Invitational at Bay 7 PGA Tour. tournament. Woods' 4-year-old son was tional, for the first time since Hill eight times. wins. Second to "As blustery as it beaming when daddy told him. 2009. And it was his 79th Sam Shead's 82. was, it was going to he won. And Woods beamed
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