The Miami times.

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The Miami times.
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Miami times
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Miami times
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The Magic Printery,
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African Americans -- Newspapers. -- Florida
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"Florida's favorite Colored weekly."
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"Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis."
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Editor: H.F. Sigismund Reeves, <Jan. 6, 1967-Dec. 27, 1968>.
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Description based on: Vol. 25, no. 8 (Oct. 23, 1948).
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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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Also available by subscription via the World Wide Web.
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Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

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University of Florida
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Tempora Mutantur Et Nos Mutamur In Illis
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2A THE MIAMI TIMES, AUGUST 14-20, 2013 BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY

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headquarters..for. CREDO OF THE BLACK PRESS
H.E. SIGISMUND REEVES, Founder, 1923-1968 The Black Press believesthatAmercacanbest lead the
the illiterate? GARTH C. REEVES, JR., Editor, 1972-1982 world from racial and: national antagonism when it accords to ~ w _____the illiterate every person, regardlessof racecreedor color, his or her
GARTH C. REEVES, SR., Publisher Emeritus human and legal rights. Hating no person, fearing no person, outh Florida is known for its idyllic weather, its bevy RACHEL J. REEVES, Publisher and Chairman 2- the Black Press strives to help every person in the firm belief
of beauties and its pristine beaches. But soon, if Mi- that all persons are hurt as long as, anyone is held back.
ami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez's budget goes
through without serious alterations, it may be best known for
having the largest percentage of illiterate citizens in the country.
Of course we understand that there's a gap in the budget that,
by law, the Mayor must fill. And it goes without saying that in
order to have public services, one must be prepared to pay the m G raha m
bill; Our concern, however, rests on how our sage leader is pri- i
oritizing what can remain and what must be cut. One thing that Thank you, Eugene Meyer. Thank you, Philip Graham, for as your executive editor. Thank stop by for a minute Blacks simply cannot afford is to have fewer opportunities for Thank you, Philip Graham, Katha- your ambition. When you took over you for recognizing that this hand- I was amazed when you,_staye all rne Graham, Donald Graham and from your father-in-law, the Post some, swashbuckling Bostonian evening, charming our star-struck strengthening the academic skills of our children. Our schools Katharine Weymouth. Thank you was hardly a dominant journalistic possessed both a first-class mind. guests and proving that this already tend to have the lowest scores, the least amount of re- for building and sustaining one of force nationally or even locally. You and the nerves of a gunslinger great, gray, intimidating institution sources and the highest number of unseasoned teachers, the world's greatest newspapers changed that. You stood by Ben during the Post's really did care.
As for our principals, they tend to be treated like objects in a and, when the time came, letting it Thank you for buying the com- publication of the Pentagon Papers, Thank you, Don Graham, for pinball machine moved with rapid speed from one school to go. peting morning paper, the Times- when the newspaper's future was propelling the Post to its greatest
another, sometimes before the ink on the contract has had suf-- Thank you, Mr. Meyer, for spend- Herald, which allowed the Post to at stake. You stood by him during glory so far. ficient time to dry. Before they can change the climate for the ing $825,000 to buy The Washing- eventually overtake the once-dom- Watergate, when the nation's future 'Thank you,' Don, for treating better, they have moved on. ton Post at a bankruptcy sale. That inant Evening Star in both circu- was at stake. Ulti ately; you made "very one 'fu6 usIi4 family. Your
Today's youth can maneuver their way with ease through the was a lot of money in 1933, but you lation and advertising. Thank you the crucial decisi"onsf and they indness whenanyore at 0he Post maze of social media. They can 'tweet' in an instant or drop a could afford it. You were a wealthy for buying the company's first radio were the right ones.- suffered personal crisis 'as unfianie who. col hav reie touffeed Yua ~eda ors'' at n
communique on Facebook without looking. But the phrases they limited. You shared our srrow at use are a hodgepodge of street lingo, abbreviations and symbols. a life of leisure. You chose to own hank you, Mr. Meyer, for spending $82 o1mentsofriefad ourjoy at moa newspaper, which is the opposite 9 uington PoSt at m sank c p d eto
They are not utilizing standard English. That would be fine if of leisure.ost a bankruptcy saIe, That-wa-sa l i meitsdf. t rih. a r
corporate America and our colleges and universities would sud- Thank you for writing your "Sev- wr 1 ,te933, f cuafird o T m
Thank :-. yo o rtn or"e-Tak ,ou, i Katharirie Weydenly decide to do away with the requirement that employees or en Principles for the Conduct of could have retired to alifef lisure. rnbuth foroni' your urcl Don
colaertrdtoalf-fliue Jo~ your urnce Don
students, respectively, can show that they have mastered the a Newspaper" the command- .n t of do wnsizin
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English' language both in its oral and written form. But we ments by which we try our best to and television stations. And thanks Thank you, Mrs. Graham you .the Lost'sithut stpping it of its don't see that change of policy being made anytime soon. live. I hope your words, outlining especially for buying Newsweek. said to call you Kay, but I never 4 ,te. Tliai you for', helping
Any teacher worth their mettle will tell you that in order to our mission and responsibilities, The magazine has different owners could for your ability to sound hi maie the wencing "decision become a better writer one has to read and read often. If you are always displayed in the Post's now and is pretty much on life sup- like a prim and proper patrician to sell. And thank you for staying as want to become a better speaker, you must listen to those who lobby, as they have been for the port, but for decades it gave haugh- one minute and swear like a sailor, publisher after the paper changes can recite with perfect diction. How can our students hope to 33 years I've worked here. I won't ty Time a run for its money. the next. Thank you also i ensuring that the remarkone day compete in the global market place if the best they can quote them all, just the one that Thank you, Katharine Graham, graciousness., len I was : ork of=/rr le family
offer is a middle-school vocabulary and the writing prowess of a m ost relevant this week: for ... I don't even know where to the Style secti6n my wife Avis- a-nd g-o'es "The newspaper's duty is to its begin. How about this: Thank you I decided to host a party for leaders"''ine Rlt~hr9ch >. a Pulitzer high schooledopou tv before and we need folks readers and to the public at large, for being one of the most important of the local arts communityj'ho felt Prize-winning Os er columnist
We need our libraries more than ever band not to the private interests of newspaper publishers in history. unappreciated by the, new pa;r. I and the t( man"
in them that have a passion for service, instruction and recog- its owner." Thank you for hiring Ben Bradlee was delighted when you agreed to editor W& The .W.. iPost
nize the power that one gains when they have mastered language.
That's what those of us from the old school remember about
our childhoods. Today's children deserve nothing less.
But then, maybe we don't care about literacy. Maybe we're just A
trying to get them ready to become beach bums or inmates in
Let us have an, honest discussion abp, t .race,
the Florida prison industrial complex. '6 ,
If we talk about what ails us, ism are the most challenging is- as a cntical stu.blg bl dk........... e ed oy" tae-ie adthat will make it better. When sues confronting America. Yet, American society. vantages bdsed-..#" ally
will Black Americans stop getting polite society refuses to discuss Times of challenge provide the exclusionary'-pract.ces and curA other tw ist in the short shrift? After the Supreme it. Racial inequality in the United opportunity to create change. rent institutionalized, adcrmi
Court's invalidated Section 4 of State underlies a wide range of There has never been a' better' nation. "However; flislig ; issag ofH e ietta La k the Voting Rights Act, Sen. Pat- societal issues that affect differ- time to re-examine and correct tory of racism has created social
a onri L Leahy (D-Vt.) described it as ent groups disproportionately, racial inequalities in American costs in terms of social in'tabilW hen Henrietta Lacks was stricken with an aggressive "a central pillar of the civil rights The total wealth gap between society. Instead of allowing the ity andloss of economic produccancer more than 60 years ago, doctors who treated laws that helped bring America's White and African-American taboo on the subject to con-: tivity. African Americans bear
t Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore took cells ideals closer to reality for all." families increased from $85,000 tinue, the nation needs to start costs of low self-esteem, high Leahy said he "feared the ruling in 1984 to $236,500 in 2009. an honest discussion about unemployment, low socioecofrom her tumor without her permission or knowledge, as was com- would jeopardize the rights of ra- The biggest drivers of the racial race. We all need to pay more nomic status, and limited opmon practice at the time. They soon learned that the cells were cial minorities." wealth gap are homeownership; attention to the growing wealth portunities.
just as aggressive in a laboratory dish. Instead of dying quickly A familiar activist chant of ac- household income; employment; inequality and expanding racial As we march from one unemas previous cell lines had, they kept replicating at an astonishing tivists is. "Black life is valued less inheritance; financial support wealth. There needs to be some ployment line to another, don't rate, earning them the label "immortal' and making them im- than White life." And that has from families or friends; and pre- systematic, organizational com- let American politicians and me'mensely valuable to any scientist who wanted a stable base for gained currency in the aftermath existing family wealth. Whites mitment to making policy that dia weasel out on this one. A diexperiments, of the fatal shooting of Trayvon have 22 times more wealth than helps Blacks to gain grants, and alogue on the role race currently
The cells, called HeLa cells, are ubiquitous in labs around the Martin. Now, the national con- Blacks. investment in our communi- p! '1.s the economy from the
world and have been used in more than 74,000 research stud- versation is about "race in Amer- The story of race in America ties and businesses. Let no one workplace to the criminal justice
ies on almost every disease. The cells have helped researchers ica." What we really need across has been at the center of some tell you "all 'is equal" with dem- system is. needed. Politicians develop a polio vaccine and gain insights into cell biology, in vitro America is "a conversation on of our greatest national trau- onstrated disparities in health should be encouraged to expefertilization, and cancer, among other advances, race" that helps Blacks to rear- mas, as well as serving as the care, education, housing and dite a series of conversations on
The enduring constant in this saga has been the cavalier treat- range some priorities. yardstick by which progress to- criminal justice continuing, race across the country.
ment of the Lacks family by medical researchers. Neither Ms. It wouldn't be as ironic as ward a -ore equal and fair so- Don't let the "talking heads" William Reed is head of the
Lacks nor others in her family were told that extracting cells from some Blacks think that Republi- ciety is measured. It's apparent that 'regularly represent the Business Exchange Network and her tumor (and later taking cells from some of her relatives) was cans might follow McCain's lead both from the varied reactions to country's wealth interest have available for speaking/seminot being done for their benefit but for the benefit of science. to bring about a conversation on Obama's presidency and events you believe "all things are nar projects through the Bailey
That condescending attitude changed last week when the Na- race in America. Race and rac- beyond it, that race still serves equal.' White Americans have Group.org. tional Institutes of Health announced an agreement with the
Lacks family that will restrict N.I.H.-financed research on the genome of HeLa cells (not the use of HeLa cells in experiments)
and place two family members on a committee to approve such
research. The family was especially concerned that publishing |'R ichys r t e n w n e s ...,
the full genomic sequence of HeLa cells would violate its privacy R c r
laterevaiganraiisi genertosAlhuhtedaes noat aply to rojcsm nodt Call it back to the future. For Southern California. A group of "buying a .newspaper' is in some ,The ,owside,o
ate geeraion. Athogh he ealdoe no aon oret it decades, newspaper ownership local power players, including ways 'a misnomer. Today, all the possibility that the rich funed byremn.I.H.,tht agenypia mlshopesallreearhe se ill ce has been dominated by big comn- businessman George Norcross newspapers deliver the goods dude a.cdes to wield his new Theagremet wththi atpicl amiy soul nt st aPree- panies, many of them publicly and former New Jersey Nets across a wide variety of digital toy; b %ten ram
dent that would allow the descendants of someone who voluntarily held, behemoths that owned owner Lewis Katz, purchased platforms, not just via retro ink I sa('~ths up close at my first
and knowingly donates tissues for research to restrict how they numerous titles, often scores of the Philadelphia Inquirer and on paper newspaper job at the Philadelcan be used. In virtually all cases, the wishes of the donor should them. Daily. News. Another new major Second, saving newspapers phia Inquirer. The paper was
prevail. -New York Times But in recent years, as the me- player is Warren Buffett, whose seems more like a task for a owned by a wealthy businessdia world has been turned upside Berkshire Hathaway has ac- miracle worker than a mogul man named Walter Annendown by the digital revolution, quired more than 30 dailies in While charging for digital con- berg, who later was the United WHEN THE NEWS x, TTRs TOYO wealthy individuals are once recent years. While that's a big tent' and finding new revenue State :a ambassador to Britain.
again snapping up financially company, Buffett seems to fit in streams,, such as providing It was la d paper. Annenberg TURN TO YOUR NEWSPAPER struggling dailies, in many cases more with the new breed, since marketing services, brighten u~ed- th ,Inquirer to reward
at bargain-basement prices. the investor nonpareil is so much the picture somewhat, it's hard friends dnd punish enemies.
:: Two vivid examples of the phe- the face of his company, and he's to find people who think news- The names of people he didn't
nomenon have emerged in the buying papers because he adores papers as we know them have like simply didn't appear.
last several days. On last Mon- them. But Buffet's love has its a long future. Bezos has said There are no guarantees. Not day, digital billionaire Jeff Bezos limits. Of course, some major that newspapers will not be all of the new breed of owners of Amazon fame acquired the re- publicly held newspaper compa- commonly used in 20 years. will be wonderful. And, yes, it's nowned Washington Post. John hies remain, among them Gan- But despite the growth of digi- quite possible that newspaFHenry, principal owner of the net't, which owns USA TODAY, tal audience, print advertis- pers, unlike rock 'n' roll, aren't
Boston Red Sox, bought the Bos- and McClatchy. But the trend ing still provides a significant here to stay. ton Globe, a major regional daily, line is clear, chunk of revenue. Some of the But I, for one, am heartened
But the trend has been build- What difference does it make wealthy buyers seem motivated that the Jeff Bezoses and Aaring in the past several years. for readers who owns newspa- by civic responsibility, by the on Kushners of the world want :. ::;: :::In 2012, businessman Aaron pers? Is this shift a good thing? need to provide valuable infor- to take the plunge.
ZEte 41*Itiami lltme Kushner's 2100 Trust acquired A couple of things need to be maion to citizens in a democ- Remn Rieder writes about media
o .,n o. ond B,onoo,,s, ,19 the Orange County Register in said at the outset. For one thing, racy. for USA TODAY.







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BLAC, Ks V f C,\NI ROL THEIR OWN DESTINY [3A THE MIAMI TIMES. AUGUST 14-20, 2013


CORNERfami t

Can Davis family get justice in Florida?

There is a fundamental prob- rived. the SUV left the shooting scene the proceedings.
lem in Florida where people Lt. Schoonover said, aDunn and got rid of the gun. It is obvious -that Michael
shoot first and ask questions parked next to an SUV car- There is no question that the Dunn is a white man who shot later. For African American trying Jordan and three of his defense's story will continue to a young African American teenyoung males there are, two friends. The teenager had their change, and the self-'defense age male, Jordan Davis in, a cases within four months of music turned up loud. When argument will be enhanced southern state. Many people .each other, where one white Dunn asked them to turn it with the Stand -Your Ground in the country and around the man, Michael Dunn, and one down, police say Jordon began law. In the Zimmerman de- world believe that white men in Hispanic man, George Zim- Florida operate from a position
merman killed two teenagers of power and privilege and they
in cold blood. In both cases the Fustice in Florida will be on trial in this case, and Michael Dunn do not value African American defense is claiming self-defense is being charged with first degree murder. First degree murders life. and George Zimmerman has include three basic elements: willfulness, deliberation, and pre- Justice in Florida will be on
won his trial, and he is a free trial in this case, and Michael
man. meditation Dunn is being charged with
There is no question about first degree murder. First dekilling the two teenagers, be- gree murders include three
cause each defense attorney to argue. For Whatever reason, fense, Stand Your Ground law basic elements: willfulness, dehas acknowledged' that their Dunn produced a weapon and was not used by his attorneys, liberation, and premeditation client shot the young African started firing into "the vehicle., but it was inferred. As long as and it receives the harshest.of Americah male because they Dunn fired eight or nine shots the Stand Your Ground law is punishments. This case looks felt threatened for their life. into the SUV, and Jordon was on the books in Florida, people like a slam dunk for the state The circumstances are differ- the only teenager who was hit." who own guns will continue to and the Davis family should reent because there were no eye It is ludicrous for Dunn to be aggressive, and shoot first ceive justice and a fair trial in witnesses in the Zimmerman say that he felt threatened, but and ask questions later. This Florida, but don't count your trial, but the Dunn shooting he is also alleging that he also trial is set to start on Septem- chickens until the eggs hatch. occurred at a Gate gas station saw a shotgun. There were no ber 23, 2013, and it will be an- Roger Caldwell is the CEO of during the day, and he also left weapons found in the vehicle, other controversial high profile On Point Media Group in Orlanthe scene before the police ar- but there is also a claim that case, where race will factpr in do.






Shouldn't pay twice for solid waste system
Much has been made in the that responsibility through der the inter local agreement. These actions news lately about changes in the partnership,. Now it ful- Broward County's solid cert with the terms of'the the way our community will fills it by maintaining the waste system facilities, in- inter local agreement, which
be handling the disposal of, assets of a fully functioning cluding the Southwest Re- stipulates that the system's
9 solid waste. Since 1988, this solid waste disposal system, gional Landfill, Ash Monofill, future liabilities and perpetimportant service has been built and: paid for by years of and a 25-'acre industrial site, ual maintenance ,responsiprovided through an inter lo- waste disposal fees from resi- are County- owned assets, bilities be considered when SCal agreement creating a long- dents and businesses. acquired through County distributing system assets at
term partnership between municipalities participat- bond offerings and ultimately the end of the agreement. Broward County and 26 par- ing in the partnership have paid for by Broward County. If disbursements were to ticipating municipalities. That occur as those participating
agreement expired on July 2, in the lawsuit believe they
2013. recently, 17 municipalities took legal action against Broward' should, the assets needed to
Recently, 17 municipali- County seeking immediate disbursement of the solid waste meet current and future lities took legal action against eig et omeabilities of the system would
Broward County seeking ia- system's rpaership no longer be available, and
mediate disbursement of the the County would be forced
solid waste system's remain- to look to taxpayers to fill theing assets to former part- already benefited from $129 Recently, the County Com- gap more than $50 milnership participants. Since million in disbursements mission took important steps lion, according to an assessthose assets have been paid from the system's, excess re- to protect these assets, to meant by independent engifor by Broward County resi- /serves and savings, includ- comply with its statutory re- neers. dents and businesses, it is ing $15.4 -million disbursed sponsibilities and to ensure Broward County residents important for all the facts to in'June 2013. Only $20 mil- thaet our community has a and businesses have paid Should A-Rod be allow ed to come forward. lion of this was restricted for place for its solid waste well for a waste disposal system
Florida statutes place- the use in ways that' benefit the into the future. once, and responsibly proplay during is suspension? responsibility for providing solid waste disposal system. They placed restrictive coy- vided funding for its cursolid waste disposal facili- An additional $10 million enants on the properties, and rent and future liabilities. NICOLAS VAUBREUILE, 17 JAKIRA JACKSON, 20 ties and recycling programs unrestricted disbursement is they placed funds necessary' The Board of County CoinMiami, student Miami, student on County government, thus expected once funds are re- to cover current and future missioners believes, once is
ensuring a regional approach leased under a current "lease liabilities for maintaining the enough. "Yes, he de- "I don't think to waste disposal. Previous- agreement with Wheelabra- properties into restricted ac- Bertha Henry is a Broward
serves to con- he would take ly, Broward County fulfilled tot, the service provider un- counts.. County Administrator.
tinue to play any type of
and get paid. drugs, but if
Just because so he deserves
they think a second
he's taking chance.
drugs doesn't
mean he reall is KEIN ~, 2 To educate Black, boys, first believe. in them
aqlly in. KEVIN HARR. 57 r i
Miami, surgical aide .Raising Black boys to be Idnis graduated from Dalton tins being made for them by shows Idripa
successful in a society domil- but Seun withdrew" from the people who were, even though dog, Seun contemplating his CRAIG BAKER, 21 "They have no choice but to nated by forces that are bent school and enrolled at the well-intentioned, trying to life and future, and Black boys
Miami, college football player let him play breaking them instead of mostly-Black, Benjamin Ban- mold them into tin soldiers being boys who hurt and cry,
and get paid. nurturing them can be tough. neker High School in Brooklyn. before trying to teach them. and who aren't cursing and
"Yes I think It's in his con- .And not just for those Black Both are in college now. They didn't allow their sons to swaggering.
so. I don't trc n boys born to poor single moth- The film is both heartbreak- define themselves by wheth- But it also displays one key
think any hasn't been ers. ing and enlightening at the er they survived Dalton, but answer -parental involvement.
drug can ac- found guilty. Filmmakers Michele Ste- same time. There's the part helped them to use their ex- If Idris' and Seun's parents
tually make He is innocent phenson and her husband, Joe when Idris winds up being periences there as lessons for hadn't believed in their sons
anyone a bet- until proven Brewster -two successful, Ivy Suspended from school over a surviving life. and hadn't loved them enough
ter athlete, guilty." League-educated parents -minor scrape with another boy. Stephenson said the film to question the decisions being
it's all a mind documented their own struggle made for them by others, then
thing. He's a PRENTISS MCKINNON, 45 in ensuring the academic suc- they might be headed to prison
good player and they should let Miami, sports enthusiast cess of their son, Idris, through IIilmmakers Michele Stephenson and her husband, Joe BreWs- instead of college. him play." Manhattan's prestigious Dal- tr two successful, Ivy League-ducated parents -docu- S s"mrcnPoie
"No he shouldn't be allowed to ton School in their doculnen- mented their own struggle in ensuring the academic success of attempts to unravel what's MiAROS stAdEn 2p.Rules if e you tary film, "American Promise." behind black boys' academic
bim.suet rleak the yo The film, which will be shown their son, Idris, through Manhattan's prestigious Dalton School in their struggles, the film also under"Of core' you should be on PBS in its entirety in the douetr im AitcnPoie"scores a solution that black
cesouse raytofc fall, was produced as part of its people can collectively work on
keep on play- the conse- PVoroitOVewdvsonright now. We can find ways to
ing. He brings quences." which specializes in showcas- that began with name-calling, raises questions about where help more struggling parents
in a lot of ing small, independent, non- followed by other disciplinary the disconnect lies when it become involved with their
moey fo fiction films about the Ameri- actions over other issues root- comes to educating Black son's academic success.
baseballl" o can experience. ed more in growing pains than boys. Nationally, the Black .Because black boys can sucIn "American Promise," in pathology, male graduation rate is 52 ceed academically but they
which was previewed recently But as it turns out, Idris' percent, while the white male can't do it without a fight. at the National Association of parents and Seun's mother graduation rate is 78 percent. And it's a fight that they
The Miami limes welcomes and encourages letters on its editorial commentaries Black Journalists' Convention did provide a solution that One crucial thing this film can't win alone. as well as all other material ihi the newspaper. Such feedback makes for a healthy in Orlando, Stephenson and repaired their sons' esteem does and one thing that is Tonyaa We athe rsbee is an dialogue among our readership and the community. Letters must,' however, be Brewster follow their son, Id- and ultimately guided them especially important after the award -winning columnist 150 words or less, brief and to the point, and moyb edited for grammar, style
and clarity. Al lettrs must be signed and must include the name; address and n'S, and another' Black male through school and to college, nation saw 17-year-old Tray- based in Jacksonville, Fla. Foltelephone number of the writer for purposes of confirming authorship. Send let- student, Seun, from their sixth They spent time with them. von Martin be put on trial low her at @tonyaajw. Like her tets to: Letters to the Editor,-The Mia~mi limes, 900 N.W. 54th Steet, Miami, FL grade year 'in Dalton through They constantly questioned for his own murder is that at wwwfacebook.com/tonyaa-. 3312/, or fax them to 305-757-5770; Email:.kmcneir@miamitimesonline.com. their high school graduation. the academic recommenda- it humanizes Black boys. It jweathers bee.





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Teachers view "Fruitvale Station," talk about safety
UTD president assembles panel for from the audience of about
100 people at the conclu-engaging Q&A session after the movie sion of the film. Here are a
few candid remarks from that .'..
By D. Kevin McNeir this because it is graphic, edu- panel.
kmcneir@miamitimesonline.com cational and gets the message Queen Brown: Parents need across to a worldwide audience," to really listen to their chilRecently-elected United Ingram said. "Of course the dren when they come comTeachers of Dade President Fed- Trayvon Martin issue is still very plaining about how they're erick Ingrain continues to show close to us here in South Florida being treated by their teachthat he's willing to think out- but no matter what their color, ers or classmates. My son was side of the box in order to lead our youth are going through a being unfairly disciplined and and inspire over 21,000 was overwhelmed by -Z
teachers and 8,000 educa- the testing process
tional support profession- R P but I believed what
als [clerical, security and his teachers told me
paraprofessionals] that are that he was a dismembers of UTD. And with ruption in class. The
an estimated 340,000 chil- teachers were wrong K
dren gearing up to return he was telling how
to the Miami-Dade County he felt."
Public Schools next week, Commander Edwin
there will certainly be in- Lopez, Miami-Dade
itances where teachers Schools Police Deand other staff members pertinent: Officers
will need a boost of moti- certainly need more
vation to get through a dif- sensitivity training.
ficult day or circumstance. For the FDLE, the
Ingram says that's why requirement is 40 -MiamiTimes photo/D. Kevin McNeir.
he decided to sponsor a hours in four years. UTD President Federick Ingram talks with Tanaka Charles prior to the viewing of "Fruitvale

day at the movies and in- That's the minimum Station." Charles's teenaged son was shot to death several years ago. She and her family are
vite members of the union and it's not enough still awaiting justice.
to a private viewing of We have to deal with a
"Fruitvale Station" last lot of different issues: sure you know the people when confrontation comes Ramsey, education direcweek nd. The movie is the sexual harassment, who are around you; 3) Teach your way. It often allows you tor; Colleen Adams, Lawtana
true story about the fatal bullying, cyber-bul- kids to be willing to assume to live another day." Bess, Alex Velasquez; and D.
and senseless shooting lying, various forms the one-step down position. Other: panelists included: Kevin McNeir, Miami Times
of an Oakland, California of violence, etc. It's That means be willing to yield Antoine White, teacher; Trish senior editor.
young Black man, Oscar I important to have ofGrant, by a transit police ficers that want, to be
officer. It's a striking debut there because they
for writer-director Ryan care about and want to boce
Coogler, who released the to protect, children. Miami times staff report ar b 1.eing funded through the U.S, Department of
film as an independent on a low particularly difficult time. These It's not something for Educationi's HBCU Capital Fuind Program.budget and is just 27. Coogler are trying times for them as they those who are simply looking MFlori Memoria [.... moving Laish U v bogin c
shows us the flaws of Grant, often find themselves facing life for a job because in our role -forwadwith construction plans to enhance both struction on an Atldetic'nd'Weliness Facility including a bad temper, prison or death decisions. .But with this we sometimes have to be men- its athletic and academic facilities during the as part of a multi-year plan to enhance campus time and job struggles, as well riveting film as the backdrop, tor, counselor, teacher even 2013-14 school year On Friday, Aug. 16, at 10 facilities. as his more positive character- my hope'is that we can begin parent.for some of the kids." a.m., FMU will break ground on a $3M Science Founed in 1879, FMU is a private, historicallyistics: devoted father, witty and to identify some steps that our' Ruban Roberts: Sometimes Annex Building. The ceremony will be1held at the Black institution, offering 41 degrees for underintelligent, wonderful sense of 'union can take to deter this cur- I'm asked how we can bet- northwest corner of the M. Athalie Range Science grads and four graduate degr4 programs, As humor and kind-hearted man. rent plague of violence that our ter arm our children, espe- Bilding. When completed,the 8,000 square foot, South Florida's only Historically.Black College or He, like many Black youth, had students are facing." cially Black boys, when they two-story structure will connect to the existing University [HBCUJ, it is widely recognized for bea future with endless possi- leave home and go to school building via ahtopen air connector. It will include: iig the birthplace of the Negro National Anthem,,
bilities that, was needlessly cut PANELISTS RESPOND TO or to school-related activi- chemistry, biology and general labs, a lecture "Lift Evry Voice and Sing.."
short. QUESTIONS FROM THE ties. There are three things I 'room and offices. The planning and design'phase For more information regarding the ground
"There has never been a more AUDIENCE advise: 1) Always be aware'of of the project was made possible by a contribution breaking ceremony, contact Adriene B. Wright at
perfect time to show a film like Ingram fielded questions your surroundings; 2) Make from Blue C. Construction, costs 305-623-1443, A "




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4 Woman threatens


suicide; shot and


killed by deputy

ft Ihosvani Radriquex

A woman was shot and illed by Broward deputies in what
officials described as a Possible 'suicide by cop" incident that
stunned most residents of the normally quiet and tree-lined
neighborhood where the shooting happened.
The woman, who was not immediately, identified, called 911
at about 9 a.m. Monday to say she was going to shoot evt eryone and anyone" outside her Rock Creek community home
while also threatening to kill herself said, Broward Sheriff
S Scott Israel.
"Two deputies and a, sergeant arrived and found her in the
street with a small handgun and they repeatedly told her to
( ~ ~ put the gun down, but she pointed a gun at them," Israel said.
"All three deputies fired at her multiple, times."
-Phtocortsyofic ofCogrssomn ilon The woman was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in HalThesorrsof lph KppaAlpa roud Lw he haperis edlywood weesewas pronounced dead around 10 a.m., IsThe oros o Alha appaAlpa Goun La. Th Chpte isledrael said. He added that the agency's only prior contact with Sorority, Inc. Gamma Zeta Omega by Sandra L. Jackson, president; the woman was in 2011, when she was hospitalized under Chapter, hosted a Pumps, Pearls committee chairs for the forum Florida's Baker Act. Investigators were still trying to determine'
and Politics forum recently in what were Vanessa Woodard Byers and who owned the gun owned the gun. The number of shots'fired They say will definitely be an an- Barbara Dent. Pictured are: An- has not yet been released, but one bullet struck the windshield, nual event from now on. Those in nette Taddeo-Goldstein, vice chair of a Ford SUV being driven by off-duty Pembroke Pines, PoS attendance discussed political and of the Florida Democratic Party and lice Officer David Thompson who just happened to be driving
~y ~& ~human rights issues, sharing their chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic home and had no connection to the incident in progress. Folinpu before a sold-old audience at Party; Congresswoman Frederica lwn gnypoeuetetredpte novdi h
<~*Taverna Opa at Brickell Village in S. Wilson (FL-24); former Miami- shooting were placed aon administrative leave while detectives
~ ~~> ~ 4'\~>~ V~ Miami. The forum was hosted by Dade County Commissioner Katy investigate the case, Israel said.
~,~.~the sorority's Connection Committee Sorenson and president of the Good The sounds of gunfire are rare in the typically quiet Rock
and was designed to connect con- Government Initiative; Adora Obi Creek neighborhood where residents in pajamas, running togs cerned women and men throughout Nweze, president of the FL State adbsns tiesodItligotieteprmtrta
the community to dialogue on some Conference of the NAACP and presi- dbuissatrslo akngusdehepimerht
of the most important topics of the dent of the Miami-Dade' Branch of ~.was marked by yellow tape on Monday. Sday: the Voting Rights Act; human the NAACP; Mayor Cindy Lerner ~ Monday's incident was the fourth fatal shooting this year
trficig education; imirto; Vlaeo iersand Gpi'nvlngBroward Sheriff~s deputies, the agency said. It bore
\ 4 ~ /~healthcare; gun violence; Trayvon Metellus executive director Sant some reemt~blance to the 'first one of the year that occurred in
'~~Martin and Florida's Stand Your LaiHaitian Neighborhood Center. Janaiury on the same day Israel was sworn-in as sheriff. ~ In that case, a responding deputy shot and killed Linda Sue
Davis, 60, of Tanmarac, after he found her outside her home

A G Pam Bondi, wins fight to excavate grav es waving a gun, moments after she used the weapon to kill a
neighbor, officials said..
Scott and the Florida Cabinet ed-for bodies of boys who died are unmarked graves currently excavation, saying the publicity Most recently, deputies shot and wounded Tristan Johnson, put an. end to a dispute over between 1900 and 1952 at the on that property that deserve would be' bad for local tourism, 3 1,after he allegedly killed a tow truck driver and then opened the excavation of the remains school after Secretary of State a proper. burial. It's the right Robert Strayley, 66, was fire at responding deputies. of boys who died at a former Ken Detzner refused the re- thing to do." among the people who attended Israel said deputies were called to the scene in three of the
Panhandle reform school, sign- searchers' request for a permit, As a handful of former resi- the Cabinet meeting. He said incidents and had weapons pointed at them'i. The fourth shooting off on a year-long. dig at saying he lacked the authority dents of the school looked on he was sent to the school after ing was following an undercover sting operation. the shuttered Arthur G. Dozier to approve it. 'Tuesday, Scott and the Cabinet running away repeatedly, from "It's a violent society, we can't predict the gun violence," IsSchool 'for Boys in Marianna. "We're not exactly sure what OK'd a land-use agreement with his Tampa home, and recalled rael 'said. "These are tragic, tragic, tragic, incidents and one Attorney General Pam Bondi happened there, but we know the Department of Environ- the beatings he and other thing I am- so grateful to God is that none of our deputies have
led the charge to allow Universi- .it wasn't good," Bondi said. "We mental 'Protection. Some local youngsters received during his been injured." ty of South Florida researchers have to look at our history... .We officials had urged Scott t-denty 10-month stay that started in to dig for reportedly unaccount- have to go back, we know there USFT's request to continue the 1963.




























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Lauderdale Lakes man shot execution style B. .....
By Ihosvani Rodriguez After the killing was discovered,
Rutty's mother collapsed -and c s murde and post
Relatives of an 18-year-old had to be hospitalized overfound dead at his Lauderdale night, her brother said. g s photo of murde onu
Lakes home say they believe he "She's taking it real hard.
was shot in the head execution Devastated," Simpson said. Aes
style. The uncle said his nephew
Before his death, the victim, had his "ups and downs" and A If's ~ cosaon on the k
Steven Rutty, appeared nervous sometimes associated with the
when he arrived at his family's wrong people. He noted there toFa4oWfeed wih note a t
home about 4 a.m. Monday, but was no sign of forced entry into
he wouldn't say what was both- the house.
ering him, said his uncle Rich- Records from the Florida Deard Simpson partment of Law Enforcement H is b
"He looked like something was indicate Rutty had a number of
wrong, but he said nothing was arrests, starting in 2009 as a t M Dad Se.
wrong," Simpson said. "That juvenile.
was the last time I saw him." He lived with his parents, unThe Broward Sheriff's Office cle and two older brothers the 2 cp a o
said Tuesday that no arrest had -Wayne K. Roustan, Sun Sentinel family said.
Investigators ask anyone with \
yet been made. A distraught wbman, identified as the mother of the victim, information about the case to
The investigation into Rutty's
death inside the pink house in was taken to the hospital. call the Broward Sheriffs Office a
the 3700 block of. Northwest day afternoon after other family On Tuesday, Rutty's uncle at 954-765-4321 or Broward 27th Street is continuing, members had left for work. The 'spent much of the morning Crime Stoppers, anonymously, Rutty's body was found by his house appeared to have been cleaning the home, including at 954-493-8477 or online at stepfather in the bathroom Mon- ransacked, relatives said. mopping up his nephew's blood. browardcrimestoppers.org.


Where did Zimmerman go while tracked? c
By Rene Stutzman He and his wife moved three do that once.,- on May 6. He h
times in two months, the re- said he forgot and apologized. t e i di t twoe
Where did George Zimmer- cords reveal. They hired a
man go while being tracked by bodyguard, and Zimmerman EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS
a satellite as he awaited trial ordered a bulletproof vest and Zimmerman had problems c was,
in the shooting death of Tray- infrared-alarm system for his with the hardware he had to
von Martin? home from a police-supply wear. Eight times the Sheriffs
To Target to buy flowers for house. Three weeks after his Office and the private vendor P Sp
goods store in Lake Mary that Mountain, a LakeMary sport- had to change his ankle strap,

has a huge selection of fire- ing-goods store where before according to records. He had DrBa thit
arms although he did not Trayvon's death Zimmerman problems when he showered, ac o c
go into that department had sometimes done target and sometimes he complained a r B
and to his lawyer's office more shooting. it cut into his skin, records
than 0100 times. Zimmerman When d eputies spotted that, show. During his trial there ta htvrh tladsufddw hr olntfl uplc ad
spent 372 days shackled to they watched the store's secu- also were minor problems with
a satellite tracking device. It rity video to see what Zimmer- the device, usually.caused by
was one of the terms of his $1 George Zimmerman man was up to. He did not go human error. The monitor- t
million bail. into its firearms section, ac- ing ended July 13, the night a
Records obtained by the the satellite-monitoring sys- cording to records. six-member Seminole County
Orlando Sentinel show that tem via an ankle strap July 6, jury acquitted, Zimmerman B
during that time the 29-year- 2012, the day he was released ATTORNEY VISITS on charges of second-degree C t Fsnk
old former murder defendant from the Seminole County Jail Zimmerman went to Orange murder and manslaughter. and Neighborhood Watch vol- a second time on a charge of County 114 times to visit his The GPS. records provided t d t
unteer moved three times, second-degree murder in the attorneys, Mark O'Mara and by the Seminole County Sher- 1o
hired an assistant to help with death of 17-year-61d Trayvon, Don West, according to the re- iffs Office do not show details transportation and errands whom he'd shot in Sanford cords. Often, he went four, five of Zimmerman's movements, 2 and, in general, did exactly five months earlier. Zimmer- or even six days a week. merely those recorded by dep-" ha r t t fedea prswht
what he was supposed to. man and family members had He also was under court or- uties who kept a log of prob- t
received death threats, and der to phone the Sheriffs Of- lems and documented when GUNS/SECURITY satellite records suggest he fice every 48 hours and report Zimmerman checked in or 's ar
Zimmerman was hooked to was concerned about safety. his whereabouts. He failed to when they contacted him..



Overtown CRA helps young, gifted and Black
CRA ative and informative and in- professionals in their respec- me to network and develop already putting us ahead of. who served as the editor of the
continued from 1A cluded: an in-depth propos- tive fields of film, the arts, relationships with successful our peers," said. Janney John- FACE newsletter.
al for a small but profitable community development and people," said Santana Tooks, son, 18, who, will enter Florida "I've never been given the of the four Institutes to par- Black-owned business; murals business: Jalen James Acos- 20, who is majoring in social Memorial University in the fall. privilege of getting training in ents, friends, stakeholders and and other art work that show- ta, Alexandry Douybn, Ryan work at Georgia State Univer- Brittany Jean, 19, is a my career interest area," she special guests at an end-of-the cased members of the Negro Smith and Lyle. Grandison. sity. sophomore at FAMU, major- said. "This makes all the difsummer program last week, Baseball League; a polished LaSonya Bailey served as the "The skills we acquired are ing in broadcast 'journalism ference in the'world." held at the newly-built Camil- newsletter, conceived, writ- program coordinator. lus House. ten and edited by the summer "This -was just our first year
"We have re-missioned our- interns; a skit, that tested the but we are very excited about selves so that the youth we audience's knowledge of Black the results and the growth 5 ARS
serve not only receive the train- history icons from Overtown; a that we've seen in these young ing they need but then get- the girl's rite of passage component people," Nelson added. "It all opportunity to contribute their that bravely tackle the often points to the fact that even if skills right away,'t Nelson said. ignored topic of homophobia you happen to be underprivi- h p s a th"Watching the development of "in the Black community; and- leged or come from a com- P O T
these youth over the summer ,a short movie that was writ- munity that is struggling eco- O G
has confirmed what .many of ten by Nelson's sister, Shedia nomically, that you can still H h b a o
us believed all along that Nelson. Youth participated in help to transform your com- A
they have something positive all aspects of the film's devel- munity into a place where the to give back to Overtown and opment, which addressed the dreams of youth consistently A REOUTO A
they're ready to do it immedi- impact of teen dating violence, come true. It just takes giving ately." both in front of and behind the our kids the tools and pointing
Highlights from the summer camera. them in the right direction." -:e *. *
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Ruling revives Florida review of voting rolls
By Lizete Alvarez ing days, problems with absen- time will involve election supertee ballots and long lines at the visors, 'state officials said. The
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Gov. polls. state will also use the more reRick Scott of Florida, newly em- But Scott, in pushing to re- liable federal immigration datapowered by the United States sume the voting-roll review, con- base that it sued to gain access
Supreme Court's ruling in June tends that the state has an ob- to last year.
that struck down the heart of ligation to protect the integrity But the decision puts Florida
the Voting Rights Act, has or- of the vote. "The Supreme Court back in the cross hairs of a dividered state officials to resume has allowed our secretary of sive partisan battle over voting
a fiercely contested effort to re- state to start working with our rights. "Governor Scott seemmove noncitizens from voting supervisor of elections to make ingly is bent on suppressing the
rolls. sure our sacred right to vote is vote in Florida, with his latest
The program, which was put not diluted," he said Tuesday, move coming as an unfortunate
in place before the 2012 elec- after a cabinet meeting. result of the recent Supreme
tion, became mired in lawsuits His decision adds Florida to a RICK SCOl MARCO RUBIO PAT MCCRORY Court decision that gutted the
and relentless criticism from growing list of states, including blocked by the federal courts Voting Rights Act," said Senator
opponents who viewed it as ha- Texas, Mississippi, North Caro- under the Voting Rights Act. - I Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat,
rassment and worse a par- lina and Alabama, that have In North Carolina, Gov. Pat realrgvnte h itoryinFlod the pw who was highly critical of the
tisan attack by a Republican seized on the Supreme Court In orh arlia, Gs Pat vi
outMcCrory, a Republican, is ex- ththvhapndithpatadwahapndn20; voervewlsya.
governor on Hispanic and Dem- ruling to advance legislation pected to sign into law a bill *r*ll.' h-'lgit a i .itiz to.J Mr. Scott risks angering votocratic voters, calling for tougher voting rules that would reduce early voting, -a b ll M ers with perhaps little payoff,
In a federal lawsuit filed last or oversight. Texas, Mississippi stiffen voter identification re- political strategists said. While
year in Tampa, an immigrants' and Alabama all announced securing the integrity ofsk thee v
voting-rights group charged they would move ahead with quirements and prohibit same- seadmirable, they say, there is
that the attempt to scrub the strict voter identification card The measures have all In resuming the program, once were. Forty-eight percent no evidence that noncitizens in fected minority voters and that In 2011, the Republican-led prompted strong criticism'and some political strategists said, of Cuban-Americans voted for Florida are systematically votthe threat of more lawsuits. Mr. Scott, who is running for Mr. Obama last November, ac- ing. Last year's attempt at unthe state had failed to get Jus- Legislature in Texas adopted For decades, the Department of re-election next year, could cording to his campaign. earthing noncitizens initially rice Department clearance as one of the country's strictest Justice and the federal courts complicate his efforts to attract Noting that the Supreme began with a pool of 182,000 required under the 1965 Voting voter identification laws, requir- provided oversight as part of the Hispanic voters, a group of Flo- Court ruling had essential- names of potential noncitiRights Act. ing a government-issued photo Voting Rights Act. That provi- ridians that voted by large mar- ly invalidated the immigrant zens, and that was winnowed
Early this year, in a move to ID like a driver's license. Citi- sion of the law was struck down gins for President Obama and group's lawsuit, the Florida De- to a list of 2,600. Those named tamp down the uproar over zens who do not have one must by the Supreme -Court in June, continues to slide into the Dem- partment of State sent a letter were sent to election supervimissteps on Election Day, the show a document like a birth allowing states to move forward ocratic column. Even South on Friday to the 68 election su- sors, who found that many were Republican-controlled Legisla- certificate to obtain such an ID. without the federal permission Florida's Cuban-Americans, pervisors announcing it would in fact citizens. Ultimately, the ture passed a bill undoing some The law, which would have, af- they were once required to ob- now younger and less hard-line reinstitute the search for non- list of possible noncitizen voters of the measures it approved in fected Hispanic and black resi- tain. In Florida, five counties on Cuba, are no longer the reli- citizens on the rolls. Unlike the shrankto 198. Of those, fewer 2011 that led to fewer early-vot- dents disproportionately, was, were covered by the law. able Republican stalwarts they last gomround, the process this than 40 had voted illegally.





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state tax revenues a good sign
mis from taxes on sales, corporate press release. "However, as our
income, insurance premiums economy grows, we must avoid The jk top $27billion in total next year and real estate sales.. adding costs that will quickly
For the current budget year consume any modest increase olBy Aaron Deslatte fense programs, will cut federal that began July 1, economists in revenues."
spending by about $42 billion for Gov..Rick Scott, the Leg- Meanwhile, Huse budget
TALLAHASSEE Florida during the fiscal year 'that ends islature. and the Department. chairman Seth McKeel, Rbudget writers will have a Oct. 1, according to the Con- of Revenue expect state rev- Lakeland, suggested the addigrowing economy and swelling gressional Budget Office, and enue to top $27 billion, giving tional cash could be used dur- a a tax revenues next year, in the will cut more in coming fiscal lawmakers as much as $1.9 ing the election-year legislative 1 o Bome s
latest sign the state is wit- years unless Congress reaches billion in new cash to put in session to "provide a significant w Frh nessing a sustained economic a budget deal. the budget next year. That's up tax break for Florida busirecovery. State sales-tax estimates from the $1.7 billion surplus nesses." D the sg d n e N s
State economists on Friday are being revised downward forecast last March. Despite the slight downgrade,
updated the state's revenue by one-quarter of 1 percent In all, state economists Scott was touting Florida's i nibe
forecast to reflect a 4.4 percent starting this summer due to increased expected revenues population growth Friday in m growth in total tax revenues the sequester, which took effect by $177 million for the current Lakeland, noting a new Univer- >"e pli a
next year, but are downgrading last March. budget year and $257.6 million sity of Florida report that indi- th
the expected sales tax collec- Overall, the economists' next year. cates the state's population has even m w
tions due to the reduction in projections for the coming year "An increase in the general grown by 184,000 last year. federal spending expected as are down from the 7.2-percent revenue projection gives us rea- "Our state's economy is w i a result of budget cuts called growth in tax collections dur- son to be hopeful we c n avoid turning around. We are creat- Tp "sequestration." ing the fiscal year that just drastic cuts in the coming bud- ing jobs and our population is
The sequester, evenly split ended June 30. In all, the state get year,' Senate budgetchief growing," the governor said in a between defense and non-de- 'collected $25.3 billion, mostly Joe Negron, R-Stuart, said in a press release. s



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BLACK HISTORY THROUGH EYES OF

"MARTI N & ,MAHALIA



By Bob Minzesheimer the anniversary of the march. to a career as a children's book

It's a perfect project for the illustrator. (He won the CaldeThe husband-and-wife team couple, whose motto could be cott Medal for the best picture of Brian and Andrea Pinkney "His Pictures, Her Words." book in 2010 for The Lion & the have collaborated on about 20 "Martin and Mahalia were Mouse.)
illustrated books for children, two vocal giants," Andrea says. Andrea, who has two teenmostly about African-Ameri- "Their voices his ser- agers with Brian, remembered
can history. mons, her spirituals that her dad and other marchBut until Andrea, influenced so ers were given maps as part of
the writer, men- many others." an "Organizing Manual." She
tioned it a few Andrea, 49, found a copy, and it serves as
years ago, Brian, grew up in the framework for Brian's wathe illustrator, Washington, tercolors in Martin & Mahalia.
didn't know that D.C., hearing Andrea's opening lines in the
Mahalia Jack- stories, about book suggest a march: "You
son, the Queen the march are here./Let the map lead the
of Gospel, sang from her fa- way./Let the dove fly ahead./
at the' March ther, Philip On the path./To the dream./To
on Washington Davis, who, the words./And the songs."
nearly 50 years as one of the Brian says his watercolors
ago on Aug. 28, -Photo: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers first Black contrast his two subjects by
1963. Wife and husband team An- interns in "employing blues and greens Martin & Mahalia' tells the story of Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyo ne drea Davis Pinkney and Brian Congress, at- for Martin, red and oranges for and Mahalia Jackson.
knows about Pinkney. tended the Mahalia, and purples and maDr. King's 'I Have march along gentas when Martin and Maha- gospel classic I've Been 'Buked, he did.
a Dream' speech," with 250,000 lia blend their talents." and I've Been Scorned. The book ends by noting that
Brian says in an interview with others. From history -books, Andrea She also influenced King's after King was assassinated in
his wife. "But how many people "My mother also wanted to learned that Jackson met King speech, which famously soared 1968, Jackson sang Take My know that Mahalia Jackson go," she says, "but she was eight in 1955 during the Montgom- beyond his prepared text. Hand, Precious. Lord at his fuwas also there?"'- months pregnant with me." ery, Ala., bus boycott, which Based on several history books, neral. And when Jackson died
They will now if they read the That same day, Brian, now 51, launched his civil rights cru- Andrea writes that Jackson, in 1972 at age 60, King's 'widow, Pinkneys' latest book, Martin & was celebrating his 2nd birth- sade. who had heard King speak Coretta Scott King, delivered
Mahalia: His Words, Her Song day in Boston, where his dad,, In 1963, on the'steps of the many times before, 'called An eulogy at her funeral, prais(Little Brown, for readers 6 and Jerry Pinkney, was designing Lincoln Memorial, she was the out to her friend, 'TELL THEM ing Mahalia "for being Black up), whose release is timed to greeting cards before going on lead-in for King, singing the YOUR DREAM, MARTINI' And, and ptoud and beautiful."




Family gains some control of a genetic legacy

By Carl Zimmer

Henrietta Lacks was only 31
when she died of cervical cancer
in 1951 in a Baltimore hospital.
1Not long before her death, doctors removed some of her tumor cells. They later discovered
that the cells could thrive in a
lab, a feat no human cells had
achieved before.
Soon the cells called HeLa
cells were being shipped from
Baltimore. around the world. In .l$'
the 62 years since -- twice as w
long as Lacks' own brief life
her cells have been the subject
of more than 74,000 studies,
many of which have yielded profound insights into cell biology, -Monica.Lopossay
vaccines, in vitro fertilization Jeri Lacks Whye, center, one of Henrietta Lacks's grandchiland cancer. dren, with her own daughters, Jabrea, left, and Aiyana Rogers.
But Lacks, who was poor,
Black and uneducated, never cells. They were largely ignored and will have to submit annual
consented to her cells' being for years. reports about their research. A
studied. For 62 years, her family Lacks is survived by children, so-dalled "HeLa Genome Data
has been left out of the decision- grandchildren and great-grand- Access working group" at the
making about that research. children,, many still living in NIH will review the applications.
Now, over the past four months, or around Baltimore. And this Two members of the Lacks famthe National Institutes of Health March they experienced an in- ily will be members. The agreehas come to an agreement with tense feeling of deja vu. Scien- ment does not provide the Lacks
the Lacks family to grant them tists at the European Molecular family with proceeds from any
control over how Henrietta Biology Laboratory published commercial products that may
Lacks' genome is used. the genome of a line of HeLa be developed from research on
"In 20 years at- NIH, I can't cells, making it publicly avail- the HeLa genome.
remember something like this," ab le for downloading. Another Richard Sharp, the direcDr. Francis S Collins, the insti- ~.study, sponsored by the Na- tor of biomedical ethics at the
tute's director, said in an inter- tional Institutes of Health at the Mayo Clinic, said he thought the
view. University of Washington, was agreement 'was pretty well hanThe agreement, which does ~ not provide the family with the \\The Lacks family .was made only a "one-off solution," rather ;
right to potential earnings from aware of neither project. than a broad policy to address {!
future research on Lacks' ge- "I said, 'No, this is not right,' the tension between genome renome, was prompted by two >Jeri Lacks Whye, one of Henriet- search and the privacy of relaprojects to sequence the genome ta Lacks' grandchildren, said in tives, now that recent research
of HeLa cells, the second of "', an interview. "They should not has demonstrated that it is poswhich was published Wednesday have this up unless they have sible to reveal a person's identity j
mn the journal Nature.Though consent from the family." through sequencing.
the agreement, which was an-I Officials at the National Insti- Sharp considered it impractinounced last Wednesday, is a tutes of Health now acknowledge cal to set up a working group of ,,
milestone in the saga of Lacks, ,' that they should have contacted scientists and relatives for ev- ...
it also draws attention to a lack v the Lacks family when research- ery genome with these issues.
of policies to balance the ben- es first applied for a grant to se- "There's absolutely a need for a
efits of studying genomes with } -quence the HeLa genome. They new policy," he said..
'the risks to the privacy of people }i belatedly addressed the problem Eric S Lander, the founding
whose genomes are studied as ',, s after the family raised its objec- director of the Broad Institute,
well as their relatives. -' os.a science research center at
As the journalist Rebecca ."The biggest concern was pri- Harvard and MIT, said resolving
Sloot recounted in her 2010 vacy what information was these issues was crucial to takbes-sllr, Th 'mmrta Lfeofactually going to be out there ing advantage of the knowledge
Henrietta Lacks,"'TImrait wasn't ifuntil about our grandmother, and hidden in our genomes.
1973, when a scientist called to what information they can ob- "If we are going to solve cancer,
ask for blood samples to study t ain from her sequencing that it's going to take a movement of
the genes her children had in- will tell them about her children tens of thousands, or hundreds
herited from her that Lacks' " and grandchildren and going of thousands, of patients willing
family learned that their moth- down the line," Lacks Whye said. to contribute information from
er's cells were, in effect, scat- ,The Lacks family and the NIH their cancer genomes towards a
tered across the planet. I: settled on an agreement: the common good," Lander said. "We
Some members of the fam- -data from both studies should are going to need to have ways
ily tried to find more informa- be stored in the institutes' da- to have patients feel comfortable
tion. Sme waned a prtion f This1940s hoto mde avaiableabathe fmilyesowsyHe- tabaepofegnotypesand phno-.dong tha. We c ot do twwith the profits that companies towere~f Ti 90 ht aeaalbeb h aiysosHn types. Researchers who want to out a foundation of respect and
earning from research on IIeLa r'ietta Lacks. use the data can apply for access trust."




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Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime recently distributed hundreds of free book bags to students in District 2 during his 2013 Back-To-School Book Bag Giveaway at Oak Grove Park, 1 i T 690 NE 159th Street Children also received free school supplies and books during the event. At the book bag giveaway and family fun day, residents enjoyed music anda bounce house, The event was held in collaboration with Reading Explorers and Neighbors and Neighbors Association, Inc.(NANA).
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Holder critical of racial disparities



and prison warehousing mentality

CHARGES matic" and "commonsense" system, they "often face said he has asked federal
continued from 1A solutions to enhance public harsher punishments than prosecutors to develop new
safety and the "public good." their peers." He called it guidelines for determinforcement reason," Holder "unacceptable," "shameful" ing when federal charges
said. THE NUTS AND and "unworthy" of the U.S. should be filed and when
He questioned some as- BOLTS OF NEW LAWS legal tradition. He added they should not.
sumptions about the crimi- The centerpiece of Holder's that the U.S. prison popu- Laura Murphy, director
nal justice system's ap- plan is to scale back pros- lation has grown by almost of the ACLU's Washington
proach to the "war on ecution for certain drug of- 800 percent since 1980, legislative office, said that \ k'
drugs," saying that exces- fenders those with no and federal prisons are op- while Holders announce- '
sive incarceration has been ties to large-scale organiza- rating at nearly 40 percent ment "is an important first an "ineffective and unsus- tions, gangs or cartels. He above capacity. But it is not step," Congress also must
tainable" part of it. said they would no longer be clear whether Holder's an- act to change laws that ,,
Although he said the u.s. charged with offenses that nouncement would have "lock up hundreds of thou- "
should not abandon be- "impose draconian manda- any impact on people al- sands of Americans unfairly
ing tough on crime, Holder tory minimum sentences." ready in prison. and unnecessarily." a hono "a n
embraced steps to address They now "will be charged In addition to changes Michael Mukasey, a for- Frtern t ho ors rayn in
"shameful" racial disparities with offenses for which the to mandatory minimums, mer judge and an attorney ......
in sentencing, the budget- accompanying sentences Holder called for expanding general under President BRAYNON Williams, TuskegeeAl, and Edary strains of overpopulated are better suited to their the use of "compassionate George W. Bush, said. he continued from 9A gar Mathis, Jacksonville, as well
prisons and policies for iri- individual conduct, rather release" from jail for those is not a fan of mandatory -ear stint as a Florida state rep- ate chapter, Popano and five
carceration that punish and than excessive prison terms who "pose no threat to the minimums, but he does not resentative. from Eta Rho Graduate Chapter,
rehabilitate, "not merely to more appropriate for violent public." support what Holder is do- Proclamations were presented St. Petersburg and Bro./Dr. Wilwarehouse and forget." criminals or drug kingpins." He also said the Justice ing. to Braynon. from: Miami-Dade lie Wright, a.former Sigma Alpha
Holder invoked President The changes are effective Department is taking steps "I generally agree with the County Dental Society, Dr. Jo- Chapter Basleus, now a member
Barack Obama, saying the immediately. to identify practices for en- goal df getting rid of manda- seph Gay; St. Paul AME Church, of PiNu in south Miami.
two had been talking about Holder said the nation hancing the use of drug tory minimums," said Mu- Miami, Brother Jai Ingraham; Of- Every speaker/presenter, inthe issues and agreed to try "must confront the reality" treatment and community kasey. "But the way to do fice of the Mayor, Miami Gardens, cluding Edward's nephew and frato "strike a balance" that that once "people of color" service programs as alter- that is to pass a law," he Brother Oliver Gilber; Mayor from ternity brother, -Harold Braynon,
clears the way for a "prag- are in the criminal justice natives to jail. Holder also said. the Florida State Legislature, Jr. and Keith, Bro. Braynon's son,
Brother Oscar Braynon; U.S. also a fraternity brother, spoke to House of Representatives, Con- Brother Ed's quiet demeanor that gresswoman Frederica Wilson; should never be mistaken for lack Florida State Organization, Omega of concern or acceptance of bad Parents are key to the success of students Psi Fraternity, Inc.,BrosRod- behavior.eeves te old
n ey Roce F Sat Representa Brother' Garth: Reeves, the oldSCHOOL because with the new rubrics, bond now it's time to collect.- much more critical. tive; ,Interntional, Headquarters, est member of Sigma Alpha chapcontinued from lA the State could not drop us two We deserve our fair share and '"We have 340,000 kids re- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., ter and one of the oldest in all of
letter grades," she said. "But I'm going to do everything I can turning to school on Monday Bro./Dr. Andrew Ray, 39th Grand Omega in age and membership, to the school bond that Black we're actually an T'F school. to make sure that happens." that means we have a lot of Basileus, presented by Bro. Lloyd capped off the afternoon.
voters supported," he said. I'm going to put our very best parents that could make their Jordan, Esq., 36th Grand Basi. This was followed by the sing"As the money rolls out, there teachers in the first two years CHANGING RULES IN MID- voices heard," he said. "What leus. Also presentwere Bro/Dr. ing of our hymn, "Omega Dear."
should be more of our own peo- of schooling so that our chil- STREAM HURTS STUDENTS the Administration is selling Dorsey Miller, 35th Grand Basi- And in this instance, as is often
ple, not just those handpicked dren get the best instruction MOST looks good but at the end of the leus; Bro./Dr. George Grace,'37th the case, the performance bythe
by the school superintendent, possible when they first enter School Board Member Dr. day many of our kids still can't Grand Basileus; Broters Joseph brothers was 'magnificent.'
to make sure Black-owned school. Beyond that, it's going Wilbert "Tee" Holloway says read, write or do mathematics. ,-i
businesses get their fair share. to take us finding a way to get he's not concerned about the Of course we need competent Wils ne lth clinic
Just look at how things went our parents to get a lot more in- excessive testing or even which teachers in the classrooms. But
during the last bond issue. Our volved. I took my teachers out tests students must take. we also need to get rid of this Last Tuesday, Congress otaning concerns issues schools got very little and our to Liberty Square recently. and Rather, "I'm tired of the rules testing sweepstakes that is in- woman Frederica Wiso deto' the administering businesses got even less." we knocked on doors. Many to the game consistently being herently flawed. In 36 months (FL-24) met with representa- of comparable health care to
of them have given up on the. changed in midstream." we've had to deal with 39 ties from Florida .nternf c Cmm'nity residents in what
PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT school system but we have to "As long as the State Board changes to the accountability tional University, Jessie Trice will be eventually become a
COULD BE THE SOLUTION show them that we care about of Education keeps altering the rules. How can our kids even Community Health nter ne Liberty City health care.
Dr. Yvonne Perry, the newly- them and their children." grading system and introducing win the game, or teachers pre- and the Miami-Dade Couxtv Lo* for the complete story on
appointed, principal at Holmes School Board Member Dr. new objectives throughout the pate them for it, when none of Health Department, in order out websife, www.miamitimeElementary, is a 23-year veter- Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall year, it won't matter how hard us knows what it takes to get to to facilitate o sonhxqe
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her immediate plans include Blacks are so pessimistic. be able to pass. Tallahassee is strengthening kindergarten and "The history indicates that we way out of touch with what's first grade at her school one have been made promises be- happening in the local schools
that has certainly seen its share fore that were not kept by those districts."
of academic setbacks. at the top," she said. "Once United Teachers of Dade
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_BTW gets #1 in preseason poll

BOOKER T. nerback), Harris stresses getting With that commitment, they can
continued from lA his players ready for the next then focus on school their senior
level. year."
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Defensive back Nigel Bethel II lot of the kids have the opportu- 21 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), is
ran 21.21 in the 200. nity to get an early commitment. also part of that plan.
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At 7 a.m. last Saturday morning, community members stood in line at the Belafonte TACOLCY Center, Inc., anxiously waiting for the organization's Back-to-School/ Anti-Bullying Bash~ event to start. The event, which was held in partnership with 360 Degrees and Marshall Party Rental, helped families get ready for the upcoming school year by providing them With information andresources that supports student and family growth and empowerment. There were also .several free community giveaways at the event, offering the youth free books, school supplies, backpacks and T even haircuts.
There were several workshops, including "Bullying F
101' and "Know Your Parental Rights in the Schools." There were also fun activities going on, such as: arts and crafts, games, a reading corner for children, music, and free food.
Shirley Sajousse, a Social worker at the center and the event's organizer, said the event turned out great and better than she anticipated.
To ensure that people received useful information and resources, families who were given bookbags and other school supplies were required to attend workshoqps or visitat least two educational vendors. The event ended with a skit by a group of young people, called Nest of Living Arts, who dealt with bullying directly.
Taj Brown, CEO of TACOLCY, said bullying is very '* 'Please turfl to BULLYING 13B ' 1
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Black law officers, safety officials among sponsors

By Malika A. Weight with Black law enforcement and
mwright@miamitimesonline.com safety officials, including fighter
fighters, police officers, state troop* One thousand book bags and ers and State Rep. Cynthia Stafford.
other school supplies will be given Beauty School of America will to Liberty City's youth at a back to provide hundreds of free hair cuts : school give away on Aug. 15 be- and manicures. : tween 10a.m.-2p.m. sponsored Afthough the law enforcement by The Progressive Firefighters As- and safety officials are giving sociation Charities Inc., in conjunc- away book bags and school lion with the Progressive Officer supplies, their main focus is .i :Club, Florida Coalition of Black talking to the youth about F
... ... "State Troopers, Beauty School of everyday life in the inner
"-" America, 99 Jamz, Hot 105, and city, encouraging them to
SaeRep. Cynthia Stafford. overcome their odds and

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Classes help to bring self-discip line and

behavioral changes to all students

Dy Malika A. WurJgh;- beginning students, Who wore white
nmwright@miamitimesonline~com belts, stood in the back.
~Later, the youth practiced kicks, More than 30 youth, ages four years blocks, and other methods of self A.old and up, attentively listened and defense. The Karate lessons held on
responded as their sensei gave orders Mondays and Wednesdays led by the on last Monda night at their karate Liberty City-native Sensei Clayton t class at Athalie Range Park. Dressed Powell, 53, not only help the youth
in a black karate uniform, known with physical fitness and self deto them as a "gi," all of the students fense, it also helps them become :more warmed up cohesively. The group was responsible, self-disciplined, obedi--MiamiTmes photo!/Melika Wright positioned by levels: the more exe- ent and confident, according tothi Sensei Clayton [back second to the right], the other senseis and youth are photographed together rienced students, who woreblue and parents and senseis.
after practice, yellow belts, stood in the front and the Please turn to KAAE 3




THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER 13B THE MIAMI TIMES, AUGUST 14-20, 2013


Teen pregnancy prevention: Issues and answers

South Florida. silient and she bounced back,
hl L l o onShe added that it just as im- Connelly said. She said it is a portant for male teens to attend critical message for the youth
cthe event as it is female teenag- because after engaging in high
By Malika A. Wright Teen Pregnancy Prevention .ers. risks behaviors that may lead to
mwright@miamitimesonline.com Conference, which will be held "We talk about the girls when STDs or pregnancy, youth often
on Aug. 24 at 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. it comes to teen pregnancy, but feel hopeless, which has a great
The statistics are very alarm- at the Signature Grand in Da- it's about our young men[also]. impact on their quality of life.
ing. One in every four teenag- vie, Fla. Attendance is free. Our young men are a part of Connelly said it is important
ers is infected with a sexually Keynote speaker 1 astor Paula the decision making process," for everyone to come up with
transmitted disease. Miami is White will discuss issues such she said. solutions for this issue, includno.1 in the nation of new HIV as "Developing Positive Self Ir- "They also are often feeling ing those of the faith-based
cases and Broward county is ages", "Media & The Adolescent pressured to engage in sexual, community.
no. 2. Florida's rates of adoles- Mind," "Strategies for Healthy "We are committed and really
cent sexual activity are higher Relationships" and Family White will also discuss her ex- focused on the fact that there
than comparable national rates Strengthening." periences as a teen mom, hay- needs to be a collective response
for high school students. OIC believes people should -Photocourtesy0iofSouthForida ing resiliency and the impor- to this issue, the church and
The statistics are the very attend so that they can become Youth came together at OIC's Youth Intern Job Fair. tance of making healthy choices faith-based community needs reason youth, parents and educated and youth can reach to become the statistics that knowledge and skills so they and good decisions. to be present in this conversacommunity stakeholders are their aspirations and goals, ac- we talk about in our program- can help themselves because Many young people are deal- tion.. encouraged to attend Opportu- cording to Robyn McLymont, ming," she added. [adults] are not in every place ing with a lot of trauma and How do can we all come tonities Industrialization Center senior. program manager for The event will have several where they are," Arlene Con- White is coming from a place gather to make sure we inform (OIC) of South Florida's "Use prevention programs, said. sessions specifically for the nelly,* Division Director Youth where she's had childhood them and give them true guidYour Mind, Not Your Body,". "We don't want our youth youth "to equip them with tools & Family Services, OIC of trauma also, but she was re- ance?"



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Byth e relationlw e and -A bfer ii b- h Faith Mission for Christ N First Baptist Church of
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rp aps you never fight. for divorce. 305-621-1991.
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want, t................... gBaptist Church will host a istries will be having a testibcmgrt codl wh iarden.dheard. three day meeting starting monial service September 13
Aug. 16 -18 at 1 p.m. Call at 7:30 p.m. Call 786-452focUS oned life in 786-294-8179. 0713.
Event to every Liberty City U Grace and Truth Out- U Second Chance Minreach Ministries will host istries to ,host a Bible study
EVENT .: .. Z 2nd annual Liberty Fest on meeting. Call 305-747-8495.
continued from 12B Aug. 17 at 6702 NW 15th Ave.
continued from 12B ''';+
Call 305-297-7041 or 786- U A Mission With A NeW
.; 278-9382. Beginning Church Wominterested in doing so, according to Keith Bell, the president U New Mt. Sinai men's Department providesof The Progressive Firefighters Church will host its 29th M c mmuni feeding. Ca 786As~tion, a predoizi -lfly chu~chwiil hostitS' Mn' s 371-3779. ..../"i''"@
Asddtiation, a predominantly N Day Celebration on Aug. 18 at
Black firefighter's union. '3:30pm. Call 305-978-5079 U Bethany Seventh' Day
"We all come from the in- Adventist Church will host
ner city one way or the other," 8 59th Street Pentecostal a bereavement sharing group
Bell said of union members. Church of God will host its at 3 4:30 p.m. every 2nd
'We know what they're going family and friends day Aug. 18 Sunday. Call 305-634-2993.
through. If we don't give back at 3p.m. Call 786-234-2917.
to the community, then what U Running for Jesus Outgood are we doing them as I Now Faith Ministries will reach Youth Ministry will
public service, who come from host a prophetic revival Aug. host a "Youth Summer Semi-"
the very same community." 20-23. Call 954-802-9570. nar." Call 954-213-4332.
Presently, the union are
working on starting a mentor- 2] The New Christ Taber- Street Evangelist Out-
ship program. nacle Missionary Baptist reach Ministries will be hayBell said there are a lot of Church will host a calen- ing free personal courses on
youth who want to become dar tea on Aug. 25 at 3:30 evangelizing without fear. Call
-Photo credit: Progressive Firefighters Association.
firefighters, police officers and p.m. Call 305-835-0415. 786-508-6167.
state troopers, but aren't in- Progressive Firefighters Association
formed on how to obtain those ternative school he attended relationship with his father to become one. The fire fighter positions. He said the associa- who helped him get into Miami stop him. Instead he associat- vowed to "walk with him every tion wants to make sure chil- Edison Senior High School, af- ed himself with positive people' step of the way" in his 'process, dren in the inner city have thle, ter he worked hard to redeem who motivated him to get-excel after Bell showed that he was information, in case they want himself. After high school, he in life. Bell remembers having a serious. to obtain those positions. graduated from South Carolina mentor from his neighborhood Bell, a passionate mentor, State University. who exposed him to camping said he plans \on telling the
BELL OVERCAME HIS ODDS Bell said the kids who live in and fishing and encouraged youth his story.
While growing up in Little the inner city are in "a box with him to stay out of trouble, "Whatever it is you want to Haiti, it wasn't until after being negativity and that's all they even 'though that same men- do, you have an opportunity.. expelled from public schools know." tor was in and out of jail. Bell ,"he said. "I'm from the same. F
that Bell turned his life around. Bell didn't let his hardships, also was mentored by another place you're from,'if I can do it, lie had counselors at the al-" which included not having a firefighter, when he first tried you can do it."

Students learn self-discilihne in karate classes


KARAE >' ":" ithe rogam.---hotos courtesy of the BelafoRte TACOLCY Center
KAAT te rora.Children enjoyed their time at the event.
continued from 12B8>~ They also like that the yearN- round program makes up for o"Budlt
"It'sd not just to come in and the physical education that has 1 1
kick and fight and punch," Sen- i 'been removed from their chil -___________are our future and it is impor- Robin Gore, a mother who BULLYING from feeling safe and achievtant to have somebody to guide .'signed up her two children and continued from 12]B ing their full potential," Brown
and lead them." nephew about six months ago, pervasive and the center is try- every 7 students from kinderAccording to Sensei Brenda,i says when her children misbe- ngto get a bullying specific garten to 12th grade has been
the number one reason parents haves she warns them of call- initiative started, involved in bullying, and it.
sign the youth up for lessons is hag Sensei Clayton. He said he is interested in has been demonstrated that
fordisiplne.Shesad teirbe-} I"Their behavior hscagd"using a resiliency education bullying often leads to gun
havior becomes better and al-| she said. "He's instilling in model, which will allow youth violence.
though some take longer than -Miamiimes photo!/Maika Wright them the importance of being who have been through dim-i TACOLCY and our partners.
others, they all change. Students warm-up before practice, as Sensei Clayton di- disciplined and that helps me cult things to build their char- are committed to preventing
Sensei Clayton said the chil- et$tm.out, especially with school." acter off of their negative ex- bullying and increasing acdren change when they see rcste.Ericka Mackall, whose periences. .. t ess to mental, emotional and
someone who stays on them doing and even taking some to Lingo, a parent, recalled the daughters have been taking "Bullying in schools and behavioral health supports for about their behavior. He said the movies, time his son got in trouble in lessons for years and are blue' communities is a serious prob- young people who deal with
some of the boys misbehave "They start behaving better school. It wasn't a punishment belts, said Sensei Clayton is lem that inhibits our youth this daily epidemic." because they are coming from when they see somebody show- at home that changed his be- a father figure to some of the a single-parent household and ing love..." Clayton said. "Once havior, but rather the punish- children.Rokan l
they no longer respond to their they get that love they will ment of 100 push-ups from She sadhvn the grsLittle Rokcelebrates an u meeting
mother's discipline. Along with change for that person. Kids Sensei Clayton. learn from him is like a backup
discipline, he added that love simply want someone to love "He didn't get in trouble no to what she is already doing, Little Rock Primitive Baptist Guest speaker will be Elder is the key to having children them. You got to know when to more," Lingo said, about his adding that them being blue Church, 1790 Ali Baba Aye- James Grier of Dawson, GA. behave well. He shows love to be hard on a kid and when to son. Both Lingo and his wife, belts, the highest level, has in- nue, Opa-locka, Elder Richard Dinner will be served after students by talking to them be soft. You can't be soft, soft, Hermana, who two children creased their leadership skll~s. Austin of Macon, GA, pastor is Sunday services. about their problems before soft. It ain't gon' work." have been a part of the class "Sometimes if you give them a having their annual three day For more information, please class, calling some of them oc- While discussing changes in for about four months, said little confidence, it goes a long meeting starting August 16-18 call 786-294-8179. casionally to see how they are the youth's behavior, Darren they like everything about way." at 1 p.m. Come and Praise God with us.





14B THE MIAMI TIMES, AUGUST 14-20, 2013 THE NATION'S #] BLACK NEWSPAPER



Historic ATL church gets $19,5M



to sell for new Falcons stadium
By Jessica Martinez retractable roof stadium. as possible locations for the new sta- LeMaster said in a statement.
"I am pleased with the solid prog- dium, factors such as transportation, "We welcome a conversation Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed an- ress on the construction of a new sta- neighborhood impact, and infrastruc- with the mayor in regards to nounced a $19.5 million tentative dium for the Atlanta Falcons in the ture needs can be better weighed and Mt. Vernon Baptist Church." deal with Friendship Baptist Church heart of our city," said mayor Reed balanced," said Reed. The Atlanta Falcons also is[FBC] yesterday to build a new At- at a press conference, according to He also expressed frustration with sued a statement applaudlanta Falcons stadium on its site de Atlanta-based Fox afflliate,WAGA-TV. the Georgia World Congress Center ing the deal the mayor spite a recent statement from the NFL "Most important of all, we have kept Authority for not closing negotiations made on their behalf. team that they had dropped negotia- our promise to treat the members of with Mount Vernon after they reject- "We commend the tion talks with the church because its Friendship Baptist Church with -dig- ed. a $6.2 million offer because they Mayor, city officials N
property was "unfeasible." nity and respect and reach an agree- wanted an additional $14 million, and the congregation of
FBC initially asked Reed for $24.5 ment that is fair and reasonable for "I think I have done enough in this Friendship Baptist Church million to sell its church but an agree- all parties." process to ask that they try harder be- for all of their hard work in
meant was prolonged due to price war In order to complete the deal, the cause that's what folks are asking me reaching a tentative agreedifferences and because the Atlanta city will also need to reach an agree- to do," said Reed. meant for the acquisition of .
Falcons Stadium Company was un- ment with Mount Vernon Baptist According to AP, negotiations with the church property. This
able to complete environmental test- Church directly across the street from Mount Vernon are not entirely off the is certainly a positive demags on the property. FBC. Due to the uncertainty of ac- table. velopment for the south
Now that a deal has been reached, quiring the south site location where "The authority congratulates the site; however, other signifithe city and the Atlanta Falcons are both churches stand, the north site in mayor on his efforts with Friendship cant issues and requirements partially on track to proceed with Atlanta remains as an option. and recognize it was a heavy political remain unresolved on that 4
their proposed $1 billion high-tech, "With both the south and north site lift," GWCCA spokeswoman Jennifer site."



Bible app hits oo million downloads
By Yasmine Hafiz puts it in the ranks of big play- deliver a relevant scripture
ers like Instagram, Facebook, verse to users each day that
Does your Bible talk to you? and Twitter. The pastor initially are themed around the topic
With new technology, now it hoped for 80,000 downloads selected by the user. These
can. Bobby Gruenewald's "Bi- in the first six months, but the topics include struggles like
ble" app by YouVersion focuses app surpassed that number the "Addictions," but also holiday- .
on engagement with remind- very first weekend the app was themed ones like the "Lent"
ers, daily verses, and holiday eleased. reading plan. The most popunotifications, In an interview Its continued popularity is lar plan is "Dating," which teswith The Huffington Post, Gru- impressive,, especially given tiles to the success the app's A
enewald referred to the interac- that "Bible" was among the first had with a young demographtions as "a real simple nudge" 200 apps on iTunes and the ic. The second most popular
to help people on their faith number now is over 900,000. plan is "Love and Marriage."
journey. Though Gruenewald is not sure Over 400 languages are ofRamped-up engagement of the exact adoption numbers. fered on the app, with English,
wasn't part of the original plan. of the app amongst his own Korean, Chinese, Spanish, fol- ,
"We were afraid people would evangelical faith community,, lowed by Brazilian Portuguese >..Y uninstall the app," Gruenewald he says confidently that the clocking in as the top versions.
admits in an interview with The majority of smartphone-users For missionaries, it's proven to Just the mention of this word can get the thought planted
Atlantic, referring to the first have the app. be a cost-effective way of pub- in each other's head and could lead to an actual divorce over
time he and his team sent out Despite its success, the app fishing the Bible in obscure
an unsolicited "Merry Christ- remains free,. and does not languages that may only be nothing.
mas" message. However, their have any advertising. If Gru- 'spoken by a handful of people. odo
worries proved unfounded, as enewald has his way, it never Will the convenience of a vice
people shared the good wish- will. Though it's backed by Life- nant Church, founded in 1885 "smart Bible" decrease the es with their social networks. Church.tv of Edmond, Okla- by Swedish immigrants popularity of physical Bibles?
They felt like "God was' reach- homa, who has invested more In line with its mission state- Gruenewald compares his m- oh ap p y -arria e s
ing out to them," Gruenewald than $20 million, Gruenewald ment of getting people involved novation to Gutenberg's in his explained, maintains that, "the goal is with their faith through scrip- Fast Company profile, com-The plan worked, with the to reach and engage as many ture, the app offers reading meeting, "The printing press By Krystle Crossman ers. This gives people the
Bible app reaching a milestone people as possible with scrip- plans of varying intensity to was revolutionary to the Bible. impression that you really
on July 8, hitting a staggering ture. That's all." LifeChurch.tv serve a modern congregation Today, everyone has a printing When people are new to aren't happy in your marriage 100 million downloads, which is part of the Evangelical Cove- often on the go. These plans press." marriage, some may look to and they will also feel free to
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Coolest and hottest summer cities in u~s JeseTiesho

New index is terimne the coolest and hottest issue with these rankings," reported by the CDC and Na-het fa r t rn'
metropolitan cities in the USA. says. Brett Anderson, a senior tional Weather Service, finding bused on three "Thi is a great list for people meteorologist at AccuWeather. states with the highest amount dto a vnsfcso a'
who are looking to relocate or "Others may (disagree) ... but of heat-related deaths included A decades of data just looking for a vacation," he a majority wouldn't complain." Missouri and cl-llinois. H alhCetr ek""
explaining the goal is to The meteorologist says cooler Despite the comfortable ci By Lindsay Friedman find places that have comfort- places are more common in mate and low health risk, none '
able and safe Summers. The the Pacific Northwest or near of the top 10 chill cities were lisafrpr
When summer sweat be- mission-began after he created the West Coast because of the ranked among the most visited
comes too much to handle, "Places, USA" software, which cool ocean breeze and current. destinations in the USA, ac- Tewe fAgs 1-1 ilb eertdars
the demand for a chilly escape collects data from travelers Midland regions tend to be hot- cording to a Forbes report in h ..es'~in l muit e alhCntrWe route rises. That's when Bert helping the site's staff find the ter because of the lack of ele- 2010. Forbes' top visited cities n!iet iysJsi rc ComnteathCeSperling, the owner of bestplac- best places to travel, live, work ments, like an ocean breeze, to' are also some of the hottest, ac- teIchs oto euledeets ist hrewl es.net, and his list of the top 50 or retire, provide relief. Southern regions cording to Sperling's report, in- phscasfr hlde iet 1i8 yerol Paret ms
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created that combines daily nighttime low of 52.9 degrees body to recover. "You want to avoid the places diiin n alaaseicing: EiaehDdk
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THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER 15B THE MIAMI TIMES, AUGUST 14-20, 2013



CDC: Childhood obesity rates are falling

Florida one of several states with largest decline Schoolers are obesein the USA, says__ __res_______________rs_By Cathy Payne and Puerto Rico. They rose in who are overweight or obese
Colorado, Pennsylvania and are five times more likely than
Obesity rates among pre- I Tennessee. their normal-weight peers to be
schoolers are falling in many Researchers analyzed weight overweight or obese as adults.
states for the first time in de- and height data of about 11.6 "ItWs great news, but it's too k.
cades, the head of the, Centers million children ages two to early to say that I feel confi- ,,' '
for Disease Control and Preven- four in federally funded mater- dent that we are securely on .T
tion said recently. Small but nal- and child-nutrition pro- the path to improvement," said CA
significant declines in obesity .,
amog owinom peshol-"We know how essential it is to set our youngest AZA
ers were found in 18 states and 'S
the U.S. Virgin Islands from children oi th toward a lifeti me of healthy ea"t
2008 to 2011, said CDC director Thomas Frieden. iI1 and ph.ysi activity!'
"This is the first report to -W Michelle "bama ...
show many -states with de- "
declining rates of obesity'in our grams. The data came from the James Marks, senior vice presiyoungest children after liter- Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance dent at the Robert Wood John- associated with the declining lady Michelle Obama to tackle,
ally decades of rising rates," he System. son Foundation, a philanthro- rates "encouraging." childhood obesity. Those efsaid. py devoted to public health. He added that the first in- forts have increased awareness
The numbers were pub- DECLINES SHOW A MOVE IN The results are surprising, he cludes changes in the Women, of healthy eating and active livlished in the CDC's latest Vi- THE RIGHT DIRECTION said, ."because of the speed at Infants, and Children [WIC] ing, he adds.
tal Signs report. It includes "Although obesity remains which the epidemic. appears to program, which now aligns "We know how essential it is
obesity rates from 40 states, epidemic, the tide has begun be turning around." more closely with the dietary 'to set our youngest children
the District of Columbia and to turn for some kids in some The report shows "the high- guidelines for Americans. The on a path toward a lifetime of
two U.S. territories. The CDC states" Frieden said. est-risk children in almost half second is a steady increase in healthy eating and physical acexcluded 10 states because "While the changes are small, of the states are getting health- breast-feeding, even though tivity," said Michelle Obama.
some had changed how they largest absolute decreases in for the first time in a generation ier." Marks, a pediatrician, is its impact on childhood weight "More than 10,000 child care
collected data. prevalence of obesity, with a they are going in the right di- the director of the health group is controversial. The third in- programs participating in the
Florida; Georgia, Missouri, drop of at least one percentage rection" ., of the Princeton, N.J.-based cludes changes led by pro- Let's Move! Child Care initiaNew Jersey, South Dakota and point, the report says. Obesity Previous research has shown foundation. grams such as- Let's Movel, an tive are doing vitally important
the U.S. Virgin Islands had the rates held steady in 20 states that about one in eight pre- Frieden called three trends initiative developed by First work on this front."




Serious sports injuries claiming 3M youth
University Medical Center in adequate recovery time.
M any kids sent to Chicago. That's'because the Letting the body rest, adding
ncstudy included only ERs, and preventive and strengthening
m e y oany kids go to urgent care exercises, and following proper
By Michelle Healy centers, their regular doctor technique are among injury
or a sports medicine clinic, prevention strategies recomOccasional bumps and says Jayanthi, who was not mended"in the new report. It
bruises are expected when involved in the study. also says athletes should be
kids play sports, but for more Nor do the figures highlight encouraged to speak up about
than'1.35 million children last the significant number of over- injuries, coaches should be
year a sports-related injury use injuries, "about 25 percent supported in injury-prevention,
was severe enough to- send of which end up being seri- decisions, and parents and
the to a hospital emergency ous... ou he says. young athletes should become
department. O Overuse injuries to tendons, better educated about sports
Sprains and strains, frac- ....- bones and joints can result safety.
ture s, contusions, abrasions
and concussions top the list of sports-related ER diagnoses A
for kids ages 6 to 19 at a
cost of more than $935 million each year, according to a *#
report out Tuesday from the
non-profit advocacy group ;
Safe Kids Worldwide. 't

data for 2011 and 2012; did d.
One in five kids who go to ERs for treatment of an injury is
not find'a statistical difference thr AN.pot ijris
between the twoyearsuat is there for, spotsinures

concerning on~e in five kids
who go to ERs for nreatment es. Nearly half (47 per- players, for example, 11. 5 per
of an injury is there for sports cent) were in kids ages 12 to cent of girls seen in theER are injuries, says Kate Carr, Safe 15- diagnosed with concussions,
Kids president and CEO. That's particularlytroubling, compared with"7.2 'pereit of
"Far too many kids are arriv- given research showing that boys. Among .soccer players,
ing in emergency rooms for in- younger athletes take a longer it's 17.1 percent of girls corn- "
juries that are predictable and time to heal than older ath- pared with 12.4' percent of '< >
-preventable," Carr says. letes after a concussion, which boys. K,
Using data from the U.S. is a traumatic brain injury, It's unclear what accounts
Consumer Product Safety. because their bodies are still for the variation, says sports 411
Commission's National Elec- growing, Carr says." 'medicine physician 'Kathryn
tronic Injury Surveillance And we know that a second Ackerman, co-director of the.., System, the report focused concussion 'later can cause Female Athlete Program at on pediatric sports injuries' even more issues." Boston Children's Hospital.
related to 14 common sports "We are,still looking into it,
activities,. including football, GIRLS STILL MORE trying to see if there are really
cheerleading, soccer and bas- VULNERABLE IN SPORTS' genetic differences, differences 11.5 percent of girls seen in the ER are diagnosed with concussions, compared with 7.2,
ketball. More than 46.5 million PLAYED BY BOTH SEXES in play, or differences in bio- percent of boys. Among soccer players, it's 17.1 percent of girls compared with 12.4 percent
children played team sports in Like previous studies, 'the mechanis, but we don't have of boys. 2011, says the report. new report shows that in' that link yet."
It finds thatjh 2012, 12 per- sportsin which both girls and Ackerman was not involved' may .seem high, the actual from playing the same sport "These statistics dont have cent of all ER visits (163,670) boys participate, gis report a "in the new 'study... numberr is likely even higher, and" performing the same to be part of the game if we involved at concussion, the higher percentage of concus- Although the number of in- saysNeeruJayanthi, a sports movements too often, too hard take some simple, precauequivalent 'of one 'every three sions. Among youth basketball juries cited in ate new report medicine physician at Loyola, Or at too young an age with in- tions," Carr says.



Experts: Health risks higher from packaged greens


By Drnd Pitt in Washington.- has made significant improve- ing it to keep moisture in, but
SOfficials in Iowa and Nebras- ...' ,ments in its processes since if a processing facility has conThe outbreak of a stomach ka say a packaged salad mix 2006: An outbreak that year taminated water that sealing,
bug two states have linked to containing iceberg and romaine "Itied to E. coli-contaminated process could also seal in some
bagged salad came as little sur- lettuce, carrots and red cabbage .|spinach caused three deaths contaminants into the .leaf,
pnise tq food safety experts, who was infected with cyclospora, a and sickened 205 people, making them more difficult to
say the process of harvesting, parasite blamed for sickening i Michael Doyle, director of the wash away, Doyle said.
washing and packaging leafy 397 people in 16 states. Its not University of Georgia's Center Even still, the nisk from eatgreespoviesnumerou op-clea Wher te produce as o odSftsi etc sigpcaesldstnsi
portunities for contamination, was to blame for the outbreak susceptible to contamination Scott Horsfall, chief executive
Although nutritionists stress in the other states. "because it grows close to the officer of the California Leafy
the chances of getting sick from Last year the Food and Drug g oun n smr ucpil resMreigAreet
vegetables are low compared to Administration issued more to microbial contamination. trade group of shippers of green
the dangers of a diet without than 20 recalls for packaged W onaiateredo i-ain'hr cnl be pouczts. etae
them, packaged salads height- salads, romaine lettuce or spin- .. otmntdadteecul h raiato siae
en te rsk bcaue levesfrom ach Mos wee du to tess be issues with workers lack- about 50 billion servings of leafy
severaI1batches often are mixed finding listeria or E. coli 'bac- ing good hygienic practices, he green vegetables leave Califortogether. teria, both of which can cause Leaf lettuce like romaine and spinach, often the subject of said. nia and Arizona every year and
"The washing and comingling serious illness, recalls, are harder to clean because of their stalky nature. Head lettuce is easier to clean little of it has any issues.
of different batches of lettuce However, of the 693 food because contaminants reside He said the industry focuses
means a hazard that may ap- product recalls between Octo- cans -48 million people -get to leafy vegetables -22 .per- on the outside leaves, which on preventing contamination pear in one field can show up in ber 2011 and September 2012 sick from foodborne illnesses cent than to any other food. can. be removed and the head' from reaching vegetables by lots of bags of lettuce because the last available year. of each year. About 128,000 are The agency didn't say what per- washed. Leaf lettuce like ro- walking fields and assessing of the common bath," said Car- records only about 15 per- hospitalized and 3,000 die. centage of those was packaged. maine and spinach, often the environmental risks including oline Smith DeWaal, director of trained to bagged lettuce or sal- InMarch the CDC released a Dr. Robert Tauxe, the CDC's subject of recalls, are harder intrusion from animals, enforcthe food safety program for the ads, according to FDA data. study that looked at more than deputy director of foodborne, to clean because of their stalky ing worker cleanliness rules, reCenter for Science in the Pub- The U.S. Centers for Disease 4,500 food-related outbreaks waterborne and environmental nature. quiring frequent water testing,
lic Interest, a consumer health Control and Prevention has es- between 1998 and 2008 and diseases, said the industry that When lettuce 'is cut it at- and testing fertilizer and coinadvocacy organization based timated that one in six Ameri- found more illnesses attributed cuts and bags fresh produce tempts to heal the cut by seal- post to eliminate pathogens.





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End-of-life care preferences are discussed

Isrevive Max's vital signs, Millis ,POLST legislation, in May and only about three years to have
s p beyond said. Doctors later pronounced June of this year, respectively, widespread use of POLST beadvance directive Max dead at the hospital. InApril, the disability-rights ad- ginning in 2009."
Miis' story illustrates why vocacy group Second Thoughts The program's expansion has
By Brittany Hargrave legislators and advocates in a Connecticut successfully lob- not been universal. Delaware's
growing number of states are bied against Connecticut's ef- Division of Public Health isWhen Suzanne Milis arrived promoting an end-of-life docu- fort to enact POLST legislation. sued a statement in November
at the Oregon golf course on meant they believe will improve The National POLST Para- asking medical providers to reMother's Day 2007, she saw an the medical treatment of pa- digm Task Force Initiative has rain from using the state's verambulance on the green and a tients who cannot commun- o endorsed POLST programs in sion of the POLST form. POLST
group of paramedics perform- cate their wishes. 16 states, with dozens more forms are supposed to be filled
ing CPR on her 80-year-old. The POLST (Physician Orders in some phase of program de- out for. terminally ill patients,
husband, Max Millis. for Life-Sustaining Treatment) velopment, according to the but reports had surfaced that
Tubes covered his body. Cu- 'Paradigm, which takes a step group's website. The original Delaware health care providers
rious onlookers filled a nearby beyond an advance directive by POLST program was created in were using the forms for nonveranda, creating medical orders based Oregon during the early 1990s. terminally ill patients as well,
"It was a train wreck," Millis on a patient's wishes for end-of-- "The whole purpose of cre- according to the statement.
said. "Max would have hated it." life treatment, also has critics, ating the program was to cr Cathy Ludlum, one of Second
Doctors diagnosed Max with who say it is too susceptible to '['io ate portable orders that would Thoughts Connecticut's leadaortic stenosis in 1999, but he abuse. move reliably from one place to ers, said the POLST program
chose not to seek treatment, The POLST form is more de- another," said Susan Tolle, co-. may seem to increase patient
Millis said. She carried his ad- tailed than a DNR (Do Max Millis, shown with his wife Suzanne, after golfing in developer of theoriginal Oregon options at first, but it actually
vance directive with her, as suscitate) form. It includes 2002, died in 2007 after he collapsed on a golf course from POLST program, and director of limits those options by steering documentation of his wishes to directions regarding resuscita- heart failure. He had written out a clear directive stating that the Center for- Ethics in Health elderly people and people wth die without aggressive medical tion, hospitalization, use of an- he did not want advanced measures taken to revive him at the Care at Oregon Health & Sci- disabilities toward death. intervention., tibiotics and intubation, anid is end of his life, that he Preferred to die naturally, but despite fence University. "The doctors having these
Despite that precaution, ,signed by a doctor or other au- "It took about 10 years to conversations, the training maparamedics refused to stop thorized medical provider. Suzanne arriving on scene with the form, EMS continued to have widespread use of POLST terials . are biased against
performing CPR, even after 15 Indiana and Nevada are the perform CPR and his wisheswere unheeded, according to Su- in Oregon in the 1990s," she treatment," 'she said. "This
minutes of failed attempts to most recent states to pass zanne Millis. said. "It has taken California Please turn to CARE 19B



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law enforcement officers have cent, according to the National Johnson si d the IACP, the ed that the -coatmon risk fac- sid Arlington County, Va., The youngest, been quietly mounting through Law Enforcement Officers Me- lrgest, association of police tors hypertension, obesity, policeCapt. Adrienne Quigley, "26-year-old fed-. the first ealtf of this year, and rnorial Fund and Officer low chiefs, has beend meeting in smoking, sedentary lifestyles who has researched the issue. ral correcting most strike victi-n, younger the groups that meost closely recent months with represen ad sudden physical stress a problem.. but it's nt. officer Brandon than 50, acoding to efatalit track police fatalities. tatives of health care compa for officers "often.(xe) t the ooti alkabout."...... died while..
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trying to get rid of an unpopular law


By Jonah Goldberg times to repeal it. Conservative gitimate. Sometimes, it's moractivists dedicated to repeal ally compulsory. One needn't The Affordable Care Act have refused to shut up and lie cite the fugitive slave law to aka ObamaCare is off to a down. Some Republican gover- demonstrate this fact. In a midvery rocky start, and according nors have declined to expand presidency conversion, Barack to the law's biggest defenders, Medicaid. Some Republican Obama decided that he would the blame falls squarely at the senators have leaned on out- do whatever he could to nulfeet of Republicans. side groups, such as the NFL, lify the Defense of Marriage Act.
It's an odd claim. Republi- to not help promote the law. In 1989, after a backlash from cans did not write the law. They And some ambitious Republi- seniors, Congress repealed a did not support the law. And cans want to.use the upcoming Medicare reform law that didn't they are not in charge of imple- budget and debt ceiling nego- work as planned. menting it. Yet, it's got to be the tiations to force Democrats into GOP's fault, right? defunding ObamaCare. RIGHT TO FIGHT
Now it is true that Repub- Let's go through each. Try- There's also something just licans have been trying very ing to repeal a law you didn't plain weird about criticizing hard to kill the law. The GOP- vote for and think will be bad politicians for trying to get rid -Photo:AlexWong
controlled House has voted 40 for the country is entirely le- Please turn to GOP 18B Anti-Obamacare protestors at the Supreme Court in June 2012

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Healthy eating: A great start towards a healthier life

By D. Kevin McNeir or a cheeseburger in the last es at The News Lounge [5580 what is often called "accumukmcneir@miamitimesonline.com month? How often do you take NE 4th Court] for the past few lated build-up" of pesticide
a "nutritious" frozen food item months in order to "meet the exposure in the body someIf the old adage, "you are from your freezer and popped needs of a growing market." thing that happens from years
what you eat," has any truth it into the microwave with the "I'm a co-owner in this lunch of consuming processed foods
to it, then people of color, par- belief that now you're ready to venture along with the Lounge's that have chemicals, preservaticularly Blacks, may be guilty take on the world? owner, Cesare; while it's a work fives, herbicides and insectiof eating their way into obe- Perhaps you're ready to join in progress, so far things are cides.
sity, diabetes and other avoid- a growing number of consum- going great," Grullon said. Grullon prepared several
able health problems simply ers that are choosing to change "And yes, there is a difference dishes that he says are easy
because of their diets. For ex- their diet and go "organic." Of in organic foods both in how to make: zucchini souffle, yelample, how many times have course, you still have to some- they're grown and processed. lowfin tuna tartare, a steak
you driven up to a fast food how navigate the maze of or- Farmers can't use synthetic and portabella sandwich and
restaurant for fried chicken ganic food labels, benefits and pesticides, bioengineered genes a green wrap filled. with free
(GMOs) or petroleum-based range chicken breast and arfertilizers. As for organic live- tichokes. In a word, each dish
o stock, they must have access to was "delicious'"
the outdoors and be given or- "Growing up in New York,
ganic feed. They can't be given I watched my mother cook all
antibiotics, growth hormones the time and learned how to
or any animal by-products. As prepare meals from scratch,"
a chef and expert on nutrition, he said. "I learned the chemis-Miami Times photos/D. Kevin McNeir I'm convinced, along with a lot try how to use the right spicof others, that organic food is es. I guess it came in the blood.
claims that can be is the added cost to your gro- often fresher, tastes better is I'm self-ta ght but I've had a confusing. And then cery bill worth it? is particularly good for chil- lot of other Vhefs inspire me.
there are those daunt- Local chef Nuno Grullon, dren and fetuses and 'pregnant I dream about making special
-. .! ing questions that whose family hails from the women." recipes organic, of course
-v must be addressed. Dominican Republic and who Grullon added that he goes and think our'community
What do all the labels grew up in the Bronx before organic because such diets are needs to understand that there mean? Is organic food making his way to Miami, has good for one's immune system are real benefits to eating nonreally healthier? And, been preparing organic lunch- as they help consumers avoid processed food.



ObamaCare continues to be very unpopular Choking dangers for kids

CHOKING jury Reearch and ,Policy at
GOP sion aren't obstructing the law; That's why, for instance, HHS fear the "ratchet effect," a term continued from 17B Nationwide Children's Hospicontinued from 17B they're exercising their discre- and the -IRS won't bother with coined by the great libertarian tal in Columbus, Ohio.
tion under the law. verifying whether applicants for economic historian Robert causes the most non-fatal In 10 percent of such casof a law that is, has been and, In fact, the only person openly insurance- subsidies are eligible Higgs. Once government choking episodes (16 per- es, the children had to be continues to be unpopular with defying ObamaCare is Obama under the law. expands, goes the theory, cent) among all children un- hospitalized and often had
Americans. If Obar aCare were himself. His Department of In short, Republicans are on reversing that expansion is der age 14, followed by other to have a bronchtscopy "a
wildly popular, th demoniza- Health and Human Services the right -side of the argument nearly impossible. Liberals have types of candy (13 percent), serious, invasive procedure"
tion of Republicans as out of declared it would delay the in every particular, save one: their own version. They point meat other than hot dogs (12 to have the food removed touch and radical would have a implementation of the business the effort to force the Democrats out that once Americans get an percent), bones (12 percent) from their airway, he says. bit more plausibility, mandate, despite the fact to defiund ObamaCare by entitlement Social Security, and fruits and vegetables (10 "The main thing with these
Also, the fact that activists nothing in the law empowers it threatening a debt crisis or Medicare, etc. they never want percent), says the study in cases is that they are almost won't give up may be annoying to do so. government I shutdown. The to lose it. They hope that if they Pediatrics, published online always preventable," says
to supporters of the law, but And that's just the Democrats will never agree can just get Americans hooked today. David Walner, a pediatric ear,
just talk to any one of them and most egregious part. The to such a demand, and the on.the goodies in ObamaCare, "Other high-risk foods, nose and throat specialist
they'll be the first to tell you that administration has been issuing resulting crisis would surely be they'll overlook all the flaws. such as hot dogs, which -can at Rush University Medical so far they've failed utterly. Sim- thousandsofwaivers-including blamed on Republicans. There's a lot of truth here, to totally block the airway of Center in Chicago. ilarly, asking the NFL to stay out to favored constituencies be sure. But it's not an iron law a small child, or seeds and That includes.cutting foods
of a bitter political controversy exempting various parties (such PULL OF ENTITLEMENTS either. Sometimes, bad laws get nuts, which can be difficult for children under age 4 into may be unseemly, but such ac- as congressional staffers) from There is a bizarre irony at fixed. It happened with Medicare for them -to chew, are more small pieces and ensuring tions haven't done anything' to complyingwiththelawbecauseit work here. Both the right'and in 1989 and welfare reform in likely to lead to hospitaliza- that the children are superstop ObamaCare. Indeed, the turns out ObamaCare can't work left are convinced ObamaCare 1995. Many of the boneheaded tions," says Gary Smith, se- vised and stay seated when GOP governors who've declined as written. That conclusion isn't will eventually become popular laws of the early New Deal were nior author of the study and eating, the American Acadto sign up for Medicaid expan- mine; it's the administration's, if implemented. Conservatives scrapped as well. director of the Center for In- emy of Pediatrics says.
































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Times's dad, Dr. James Baker, turns 92
Congratulations to Dr. James Scools teacher, married -in
E. Baker, a retired psychiatrist October 199 1, following the
and the father of Mitami Times deaths of both of their spousSenior Editor, D. Kevin McNeir,es
on his 92nd birthday. They have seven children,
Baker was born in West ,.1 nine grandchildren and three
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Elderly want to make decisions

CARE sufficiently cover complex nally ill as a form of assisted
continued from 16B medical situations, she said. suicide or euthanasia.
"If you can't make your own "This risk is too great to be I MN o t Shr
needs to be looked at with a decisions, you need to ap- acceptable," their statement/ more critical eye." point a proxy who knows you says.f P MN o tSh r
Sara Buscher, who used well and can make health Tolle said fears stein from
to be a member of the pro- care decisions for you that a basic misunderstanding of 1190 N.W. 95th Street, Suite 310, Miami, Florida 33150
POLST organization Fox Val- reflect what you would want" the program. ley Coalition for End-of-Life instead, Buscher said. "It's like a medical interCare, said she now believes A statement on POLST from preter taking the patient's POLST "is grossly bad for the Minnesota Catholic Con- values and putting them many people." ference includes the concern into language that providers
POLST is oversimplified that forms can be used for across settings can underand its check boxes do not patients who are not termi- stand and follow," she said.
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erage under ObamaCare by tors and more than 60 House
reasoning that once subsidies 2016. members is provoking several Access to Hospitals *Routine Visits *Health Education
start to go to help uninsured Encouragingly, the mind- conservatives to push back. people buy policies, it will be Personalized Care *Urgent Visits
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ane eint gtit ndte 5 Our 14th~ Pastoral Anniver- in the Geriatric Population
percent of Americans who are ayfrPsoJdianFrt
mostly unaffected by thLa ady forp PArJlexand Feirs realize it's not the freedom- LayrpeAxndrbgs
robbng oogymanthe've August 19 through 23 nightly
been told it is, ObamaCare at 7:30 p.m. at Soul Saving *
might actually become popu- Church, 2170 NW 76 St.
lar. On Monday night BrownsAlthough the law is far from Ville Baptist Church, Rev. Mcperfect, it's much better than Cullough; Tu~esday New Beth- Free Transportation Available
the status quo in which more any, Rev. Hicks; Wednesday For qualified patients
than 50 million people lack Milrock and Rev. Jackson; ACCESS DCF PARTNER OFFICE:

who have it can too easily lose Carpenter; and Friday Jordan WeSekEnls sisac o pl n
it at the whim of their employ- Grove, Rev. Cook. Weu Speakl E nglis sitnet pl n
er or their insurer. Our Pastoral Anniversary ouPaosFrnasrecertify for Food Stamps
For all their demands for its will climax oai Sundiay, A 2 CO & Medicaid
repeal;* congressional Repub- gust '25 at 3 p.m. with Rev. REVEREND JODIE licans have never produced a Micheal Roan an asrn ALEXANDER 'fabldios Es pafiof
credible and effective alterna- Church at 2991 NW 62 Street. ship with us as we celebrate American Sign Language tive that would insure any- We are inviting .you to wor- our Pastoral Anniversary._______________________________________The MiamiIrnle














Apostolic Liberty City Church New Vision For Christ Friendship Missionary Zion Hope Brownsville
Revival (enter of Christ IL 1Ministries Baptist Church Missionary Baptist Church of Christ
6702 N W 15th Avenue 1263. N W 67th Street 13650 N.E. 10th Avenue 740 NAW 5 .8th Street 5129 N.W. 17th Avenue 4561 N W 33rd Court
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Grace Hadley Davis Hadley Davis MLK Paradise Happy Birthday Happy Birthday
BOBBY LEE GIBSON, JR., Miami Gardens ULYSSES REDDICK, 77, CURRY DIXON, 82, died August
15, student, SAMMIE JONES, 69, laborer, died 8 at home. In loving memory of, In loving memory of,
died July 28. construction August 8 at Service 11
Services were finisher, died University of a.m., Saturday
held. August 6, Miami. Service at Macedonia
at Jackson 10 a.m., Church of God
North Hospital. Saturday at in Christ.
Service 11 a.m.: Jordan Grove
Friday in the MBC.
chapel.
BRANDSFORD K. WILSON, 59,
PATRICIA MILLER PUGH, 62, IDA HERNANDEZ, 87, bar died August 2 in Indiana. Service
died August 8. MARCUS MAINE, 58, fry cook, maid, died 12 p.m., at Second Baptist Church. 41 1,
Service 10 a.m., died August 9 August 10 at
Monday in the at University of Mercy Hospital. CLARETHA MURRAY, 80,
chapel. Miami Hospital. Service 11 a.m., died August 7 at Baptist Hospital.
Service 1 Saturday at Holy Service 11 a.m., Saturday at ..
p.m., Saturday Cross Lutheran Morning Star Baptist Church.
at Calva Church. EVAN ANTWAN PAGE DR. LORRAINE F.
Holiness Church FREDDIE ROBINSON. 08/16/1988 11/25/2005 STRACHAN
of God. 08/17/1936 02/062011
Arrangements are incomplete. We love and miss you.
ARCHIE LUX, 74, laborer, died The Family. It's your birthday and we
Royal LILLIAN HOLMES, 76, postal August 6 at Wright and Young If anyone knows my miss you dearly.
THEODOSlA BROWN WEST, worker, died Claridge House. grandson's murder, please Love, husband, children
77, reina August 10 at Viewing 12 p.m., JEROME COZART, 62, retired
7, 1rtired hm in pnm.a contact Det. R. De La Osa at and family members.
eductor did ~ ome Sevic Satrda inthelongshoreman, 'p a r a r o f s s i n a l o m e S e v i c S a t r d a i n t h e3 0 5 4 7 1 2 4 0 0 .
Augusator, 9 iat1 p.m., Friday in chapel. died August Happy
August 9 at the chapel. 13 at home. Happy Birthday
home. Survivors Viewing 1 Happy Birthday
i n c I u d e "..
en p.m.6 P.M., In loving memory of,
children, James Thursday at In loving memory of,
J r Jon Wright and
Jo, Jone DIABOLQUIE BUTLER, 17, Young Funeral
Jo nds, Loeta LGEORGE WASHINGTON, JR., student, died Home. Service
Hudson and Latetra Lewis; and an 36, caregiver, August 7
abundance of family and friends, died August at Jackson Saturday in Tallahassee, FL.
Viewing 4 p.m.- 8 p.m., Friday at 10 at Jackson M e m o r i a I
Royal Funeral Home, 17475 NW NorthDEAMOS JACKSON, JR.,
27 Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL A erc p55, cook, died
Arrangements Service 12 p.m.
33056. Service 11 a.m., Saturday are incomplete. Saturday in the August 4 at
at Cornerstone Christian Center, chapel. Jackson North
450 State Road 7, Hollywood, Miami. Viewing
FL 33023. Repast immediately 10 a.m. 8 p.m.,
following the service. LOSHANDRA WOOTEN, 35, Friday in the
JACKSON BENNETT, 59, died beauty advisor, chapel. Service
supervisor, died 0&N July 29. Services were held. died August 2 p.m., Saturday OCTAVIS DALLAS PRUITT
Auuervs 10 at8 at North at Peace O V AL
August 10 at VA CRAIG MOSS, 43, died August Shore Hospital. EARNFSTINE DAVIS SMITH "TAY"
Medical Center. Missionary Baptist Church.
4. Services were held. Service 2 p.m., 08/14/1920 01/13/2000 08/15/1986- 04/04/2010
Service 2 p.m., Saturday in the
Saturday at ASSAN ALClME, 26,
DICY GIBSON, 89, died August chapel. Gone, but not forgotten. It's not just your birthday
New Harvest 5. Services were held. surveillance, diedAugust2. Service Rest in Peace. that we celebrate, but also
M i s s o n a ry 12 p.m., Saturday at Jordan Grove The Smith family. the many sweet moments
Baptist Church. ALLEN HART, 54, died August MB Church. that you've brought into our
5. Services were held. MARIE MONTGOMERY, 73, labor- lives.
ger, died August Happy BirthdayWishing you a very Happy
Hall Ferguson Hewitt Range 10 at Jackson I M h ,B Birthday.
Menorial [k- J Love always, Lashune and
JOHN HENRY JOHNSON, 53, HON. RALEIGH 1. BUTLER 89, retired In loving memory of,
died August pital. Service 2 moM.
6 at Memorial p.m., Saturday teacher, died
Funeral Home, at Peaceful Zion August 10 at In Memoriam
Survived tby: died August MBC. University of
father, Perry 9. Service 11 Miami. Survi- In loving memory of,
a.m., Thursday vors.daughter,
Johnson, Sr.; August 22 y
brothers, Perry in Nassau GEORGE WILSON, JR., 77, Cheryll Colns
Johnson, Jr., Bahamas at died August 6. Small; sons, -: .
and Angello St. Matthews Services were Robert (RebecHarrell; sisters, Anglican Church. held. ca) Collins, Gregory (Gwen) Wells;
Regina Johnson, Deborah Johnson Anglican Cuche.a Collins,
(Kenneth) and Carolyn Bradshaw M grandchildren, Denetra Collins,
(Carlton); nieces, Nikita Young, Manker Victor Small, Desmond (Tarneka)
(Carton) nieesNikia YongCollins, Tawana Hosey, Robert ColTameka Young, Tasheka Johnson, MILTON MERLIN SEYMORE, lines, Tyneaa Colln, Laeysha
Ebony Johnson and Alexis 63, maintenance lls, Grery Wlls, Bandon
Bradshaw; nephews, Corey Young worker, died Wells, Gregory Wells, Brandon
(Victoria), Dantwan Bradshaw and August 2 Wells, Charmaine Wells, TamaraB. CHAPMAN
Devonte Johnson (Tequita); 15 at Jackson LOUIS JOHNSON, 87, veteran, Dennis Wells, Briana Wells and 081/19808/04/2011
great nieces and nephews; and a M e m o r i a I died August 14 great grandchildren. Service 10
host of other relatives and friends. Medical Center. 12. Service 1 a.m.,.Saturday at New Way Fellow- To be absent from the body
Service 1 p.m., Saturday in the Service 12 p.m., p.m., Saturday ship Praise and Worship Church. is to present with the Lord.
chapel. Saturday at at Faith Temple It has been two years since MILTON SMITH
MELISSA "LISA" SELDON- Daysprings M.B. Church of Christ, In Memoriam the Lord called you home. 10/14/1940-08/18/2011
EISS LIA L N D ri 4535 NW 17 You are truly missed, but will
Avenue, Miami, In loving memory of, live forever in our hearts Gone, but not forgotten.
secretary for FL 33142. Happy Birthday from your Your loving wife, Anne.
Miami Dade loving wife and children
Water and Eric L. Wilson
Sewer, died ERNESTINE NAVARRO, 95, CARL ANTHONY JOHNSON,
A ,ugust 11 died August 9 53, died July 30. Services wereM
at Jackson in Pembroke held. nM m ra
North Hospital. Park, Fl. I n
Viewing 6-9 Services will be NEHEMIAH SAUNDERS, 56, In loving memory of,
p.m., Friday at Greater Fellowship held Saturday died July 27. Services were held. M em oriam :
Missionary Baptist Church, 2601 at Our Lady
NW 65 St. Miami, FL 33147. of Miraculous RUBY LEE BENTON, 73, diedCe br t
Wake 9 p.m., Friday at 3568 SW Medal in August 3. Services were held.
69th Way. Miramar, FL 33023. Wy an dancoh, TERLLSLOOf5ede
Service 11 a.m., Saturday at New York. Ju RLy Services were h eld.' a L f
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Jl 1 evcswrhl ..:
of Brownsville, 2799 NW 46 Memorialize
Street, Miami, FL 33142. Repast Gregg L, Mason DELORIS DEVEAUX, 69, died ... e oilz
at Greater Fellowship Missionary MARTHA B FLOWERS, July 31. Services were held. SARAH LUE WALDENan Cebrt
B}aptist Church, 2601 NW 65th St., 89, retired 08/11/1923 08/13/2012an ce brt
Mviami, FL 33147. seamstress, Rolins Inmemory of Mother.. it .. .a loved one
died Augustontef ALBERTHA D. PRESTON, 91, 4. Survivors A.C. WILLIAMS, SR., 96, died hardly seems liea year has ontepages o
retired domestic ~passed since Mama departed TeMaiTms
worker, died d a u g h t e r s, Eastman, GA. this life. She quietly passed
August 12 A d r i e n n e Service 2 p.m., during the early morning in JEROME SHARPE JR.
at Jackson Brooks and Saturday at Augusta, GA. 10/04/1962 08/14/2010 For more information, call
North Hospital. J e n n i f e r .New Canaan She came to Miami in 1954
Arrangements Flowers; grandchildren, Ryan and Baptist Church. and made a liigfor herself N words I wtecould ever 305-694-6225
are incomplete. Brandon; sister, Florence Crawley and children. Sarah Walden say how sad and empty I feel
of assu Bhaas;broherinwas well known in Overtown today.
ofNsauBhma;bote nand the Shadowlawn A thousand words won't
law, T. Michael Flowers; Family community, where she lived, bring you back, I know
GERE OATOSTBS ram, Saturday.atFLively Stonie for Richardson In 1995, Mama moved back because I tried.
GEOGE ORTIOSTUBS a~.,Satrda a LielyStne orhome to Wers, GA to live, Neither wil a thousand
II, 82, retired teacher, died August Jesus Ministries, 835 NW 119th MOTHER EDDIE LOUISE and then moved to Augusta, tears, because I've also cried.
7 in Plantation, FL. Service 11 a.m., Street. Interment: Dade Memorial WHITE, 85, weeselvdothrfnl Jd ysn o iIawy
Saturday at Mt. Olivette Missionary Park. died August 9 dayshein sikess outi her ben te mos iotn t partil ofay
Baptist Church, 1450 NW 1st Court, at Miami UMH.[ deaat the agces of ti 89.etemotipran ato
Miami, th FL.of89.my memory.
AJiManuelFa.m. S trday 1 She's gone, but will not We will love and miss you
[ O itarie (leby] A Mauela~m, Sturaybe forgotten. God bless her forever.
Obitarie a ueb CLIFFORD VINCENT HARVEY, at 93rd Street memory! Momn and family. jj MIj[ nlj ]imeJ
4:0pm, usa SR., 47, truck driver, died August 3. Baptist Church. Your Son, Written by: Mackie for the
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Sextet reminiscent of classic groups like The Four
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By D. Kevin McNeir just as good, if not better than whites:
kmcneir@miamiimesonlinecom Kool & the Gang; Con-Funk.Shun; The
Ohio Players, B.T. Express, Slave and the
Before the advent of computerized in- Commodores. struments, 'entertainers relied on a talent- Their contributions to music and to the # ed band to provide the beat, the harmo- lives of the Black community are hard to nies and the essence of their sound. As for capture in words. However, proof of their their voices, they had to be on the money influence and the love that Blacks had
distinct, projectable and always in tune. for their sound and their message is the Think back to the 70s the early days of resurgence of bands that bring the same, BHeheCn eR&B when Black bands and their lead kind of musicianship to the~tage. Take for
sna d vocal sts finally began to get real opportu- example one South Florida-based band,
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oun d gathered toelebrate n e te t her al e s D c wants to do with its docu- bit of which has been lost or
Jamaican Independence in Miramar including Kashief Lindo, Ambi- : Documentary mentary The March is shed trashed," mourns Akomfrah),
liquewLatty Guzang, Nikiesha : ar people light on the event King's it recalls the event through
By Heather CarneV enjoy authentic Jamaican cui- Lindo and Code Red Band. f ea res speech capped: The 1963 the eyes of many of the people
-sine and dance to reggae music -.Almost everyone who turned *who took pa t"March for Jobs and Free- who were there, including
MIRAMAR The sweet, in honor of the country's 51st out for the event donned the ByRbr a tdom" that catapulted the bud- Clarence Jones, an aide to
smoky smells of oxtail and. independence anniversary, island's national colors turning BV RoetBianco ding civil rights movement King and Joyce Ladner, field
grilled jerk chicken wafted "I came here for the music the festival into a sea of black, into the national conscious- secretary for the Student
through Miramar Regional it's the music I grew up with," gold and green. Before there was "The ness. Nonviolent Coordinating
Park on Sunday afternoon as said Kitwana Day of Holly- Beverley Webb, who came to Speech" there was "The Airing on Aug. 27, the 50th Committee. "Thy were much
people gathered to celebrate wood, who danced to the live the event with her family, wore March." anniversary of the original more valuable than any footJamaica's independence, music in front of the stage. a black, gold and green color- Most of us know, one hopes, march, The March is directed age."* The Jamaica Independence The celebration showcased blocked floor length dress that :Martin Luther King's famous by John Akomfrah and nar- "The march had clearly an and Cultural Celebration at- Jamaican artists including her sister bought in Jamaica. "I Have a Dream" speech, rated by Denzel Washing- aspirational component to tracted nearly 3,000 people four-time festival song contest Webb, of North Miami, said *delivered at the steps of the -ton. In addition to its use it," says Jones, who was an from across South Florida to winner Roy Rayon, Jamaican Please turn to FEST 3C 1Lincoln Memorial. What PBS of historic footage ("quite a Please turn to MARCH 3C




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Roundtree, Regina Local pastors and Rev. Gaston Smith, of his fraternity and
Bruton Rhonda Orr, community leaders Friendship Minis- brothers were numerI Mary Allen, Coran spoke with youth tries, and Rev. Mar- ous in attendance. A
BLrichard Strachni W.Baker, Brittany at the "Empowering yin Lue, Jr., Trinity memorial service was
Black, Kiera John- and Enlightening our CME Church. Corn- held, August 2. Symson and Nicole M Youth for the Future munity leaders in- pathy to his wife AlReaders of The Miami Times Dunn is a Chat- Turner. In Memory of Tray- eluded: Commissioner ice Pearl, sister Nanare happy that Annie G. ter reader whose spare time is Sponsors includ- von Martin" event that Audrey Edmonson, cy Dawkins and all
Sweeting is back with her devoted to empowering youth ed Tommy Bruton, was held at Miami Commmisioner Jean of the family. Among
column People which to be worthwhile citi- Dr. James Bush, Dr. SMITH Central High School Monestime, Dr. Doro- JOHNSON those attending the
includes news about zer~s. She is actively Edith Hall, Isaac on last Monday night. thy Bendross-Mind- memorial service were
Miami pioneers, espe- involved in the Egel- and Calindo Hicks, Chaired by Dr. Carl ingall, MDCPS school Fredrich Philpot,
cially those who are loc Civic Club's "Men Mr. Hanna, Clarence Johnson, Pastor, 93rd board member, J.D. Martha Day, Regina
members of The His- Of Tomorrow", and Dunn, Barbara Fitz- Street Community Patterson, Dwight Sidney Summers,
toric St. Agnes Episco- the National Soror- patrick, Dr. Gwen Baptist Church and Bullard, state senator Angela Dawkins, Arpal Church. Sweeting ity of Phi Delta Kappa Robinson, Helen co-chair, Rev. Johnny and Cynthia Stafford thurine Jackson,
learned from her father Inc. Last week the Reed, Mary Sever- Barber 11, Mount Sinai state representative. Bobby McGahee, Matthe late Stanley Sweet- sorority held a schol-. ance, Corliss Sell- MBC they were joined Ernest Sidney, a thew Dawkins, Joann
ing, who wrote the col- arship awards lun- ers, Mrs. Everson, by Rev. Gregory member of Sigma Al- and Pammie Marks,
umn Miami It's My EDMONSON cheon in Hallandale Loretta Pieze, Doris MINDINGALL Pope, Bethel Mission- pha Chapter, Omega MONESTIME W. Granger, Rev. Dr.
Town" for over 20 years. Beach. Dunn presid- Neale, Dr. Richard J. ary Baptist Church,' Psi Phi Fraternity died Ralph Ross, R.T. FishKeep it up Bethune Cookman ed over the program and other Strachan and Chris- Dania Beach, Rev. Ste- July 25. He was beloved er, Dr. Willie Wright,
University alumnus. Mary L. participants included: Viola tine Dunn. ven Caldwell, New Providence, and respected by the members and Rev. A.J. Davis.
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Gigi Gilbert, Tish Mindin- Our get well wishes goes
gall, Dr. Sandra Thompson out to all of our sick and
(former interim president of shut-ins may all of you, soon
By A Florida Memorial Univer- return to good health!
sity); Collette Richardson, If you missed the island I
George and Cobboril former president Darnetia Parrott, Lorah dance last Friday night at
"Beatrice" Davis will cel- of Florida A&M Manning, Mae Bryant, Mi- St. Agnes you missed a B-L- i
ebrate 60 years of marriage University. chelle Levy, Nikki Floyd, A-S-T. Robin Moncur, and
on Saturday, August 17, Adding to last week's Villetta Howard, Gloria Ev- Elestine McKinney Allen and continue their celebra- names of dynamic Delta ans, Sheri. McGriff, Phyl- along- with committee memtion by worshiping August women who were also on the lis Way, Barbra Fisher, bers Torin Wallace, Flora
18, at 9 a.m. at The Historic scene: Judy Carter, Davida Tawana Fisher Howard, Brown, Fredericka Fisher, St. Agnes Episcopal Church. Matchett-Roberson, Ros- Janet Symonette, Harriett Margaret Moncur, Paulette
Hearty congratulations to lyn Jackson, Brenda Free- Carr, Jennifer Grant, Cher- Brown, Joan Ballard, Gwen the love birds of the year. man, Shirley Funches, Glo- ly Fields, Connie Thor- Thomas and Janelle Hall POCKET CHANGE
May you enjoy many more ria Newbold, Gale Aldrich, ton, Erica Powell, Gerry did a fantastic job for a great Band with old school sound William H. Gray III, Bap- Shirley Gibson, (former Rocker, Sfiontay Sharpe, event. Robin Moncure won
tist minister and six-term Miami -gardens Mayor), Dia- Patricia Maxwell, Gladys -the top prize in the annual ..................................
Philadelphia congressman nah Hill,' Kathleen Thur- Lynch, Gloria Demps, Joan drawing. POCKET CHANGE from The Tops and The Temps
expired in Philadelphia in ston, Erica Wright (Soror Gordon, Annette Williams, The Parish Chapter of the continued from IC and our audiences really love
that. We want to take folks back
July. He .was the first Black of the Year in the Southern Janis, Pharm D., Frances ECW at The Historic Saint Pocket Change, that was to the days of old when Blacks majority whip for the Demo- Region for exemplary pub- Kearse, Gayle Love, Am Agnes Episcopal Church formed in 1994 by Eddie "The were jumping to The Miracles'
cratic Party. He often fought. lic service); Gina Braynon, Passmore, Eddye Rodg- present "Kids Say the Darnd- i Thrill" Carmichael,. a drummer "Love Machine," "Brick House," for equal rights and .the Patricia Braynon, Dr. Lu- ers, Marilyn Tyree, Erma est Things" on Saturday, 1 and guitarist from the Ft. Lau- Parliament/Funkadelic and
needs of the poor nationally vernice Croskey, Gwen Wellons. Lorene Dixon and August 31 at 3p.m. Janet derdale area. Carmichael has The Stylistics. We're told by
and abroad. His father was a Bryant, Kim Wright, Dr. Jacquelyn Glaze. Brown ispresident. been on the music scene since a lot of people that when they
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and Europe with other groups, the original groups."
c tlv scoring several hits and even- What makes Pocket Change
a ca tually settling down as a studio stand out other bands that spe................................. .......... ....................... ..... ................................... m usician But he. says it w as cialize in 'M otow n, funk and
FEST we're going to push that I the longing to perform again in soul and keeps them employed
continued from IC more next year," said event or- front of a live audience that led mostly performing at festiganizer Denver "Jamusa" Sil him to return to the road with vals, weddings and corporateshe came for the "freebies" from vera. his band, Pocket Change. sponsored events? Ferguson
vendors and to dance to Ambi- Thirteen kids participat- I Other band members include: gays it's because the group
lique. ed and won prizes including Otis "Maestro" McCarthy, Wil- prides itself on being profes"IJamaicas 51-years-old clothing and sunglasses, said iam. "Dollar Bill"' Ferguson, sional at all times.
now we celebrate each year Silvera. "Mean Roy Gene" Phillips, Al. "Four of the six guys in our
and conie and have a good Last year for the country s "The Rifleman" West and the band can take the lead or rap at
time," she said. 50th anniversary, the Jamai- newest member of the group, anytime with supporting harWebb's sister, who lives in can Independence Celebration Jermaine "JD" Dukes. Each mony," he added. And we don't
Jamaica, was on vacation and was deemed an "official cele- member has an impressive use any music tracks or artijoined her for Sunday's cel- bratory event' and 'global site list of credentials and musical ficial enhancements. We take
ebration. by the Jamaica 50 Secretariat. I achievements in his own right. great care in dressing impeccaFood vendors said the event Celebrations in Jamaica, Lon-1 Together they have developed bly on and off stage. It's the
was busier than last year be- -,' i don and Canada were broad- a chemistry and. synchronicity presentation that get6 our audicause the sun was out and cast on. a large screen near the that has endeared them to fans ences excited.
rain didn't keep residents stage where reggae performers 1 here in Florida and across the Then we hit you with the
away. Colleen Harpool, man- sang. IU.S. Most of the lead vocals are soundtrack of the 70s. For
ager of Cliff's Restaurant and Desarine Maragh of Fort Lau- performed by Phillips and Fer- those who were young back
Catering, said her oxtail, jerk derdale, who's been to many of guson- front men who may re-. then, those songs remind us
chicken and jerk porkCwere the Jamaican Independence mind you of pioneers like Sam of some wonderful moments
selling fast. Flavia Christopher of Miramar sings and waves the Jamai- Day celebrations, said she was and Dave but with a more con- in our lives. Sometimes it was
Other stands sold fresh fruit can flag as she enjoys festivities at the Miramar Town Center most looking forward to hear- temporary flair. And the almost a chaotic age, with the sensejuice, mangoes, watermelons, as Monday August 6, 2012 marks Jamaica's 50th anniver- ing artists play "old school reg- effortless blend of the six mem- less deaths of King, Malcolm sugar cane and sweet corn. sary of independence from Great Britain. In South Florida gae" like Bob Marley. bears is quite rare. and Kennedy and the Vietnam
Vendors also sold bracelets "We're here-because we're Ja- War. But when you heard songs
braided with Jamaica's colors, the community is celebrating by displaying their black, gold maican, we're celebrating our SOUNDS OF ROMANCE AND like "My Girl" you were plugged Bob Marley shirts and jewelry. and green flag. independence .- we've been BOATLOADS OF tOOL into 10 million watts of cool.
This year the celebration in- for kids ages 10 to 15 to show spoken word skills. on the low for a long time," she "We're a show band and so You were free from the cares of
eluded a children's talent show, off their dancing, music or "Some did dance, some sang said. our sets are developed so that the world. That's what Pocket
anyone young or old, Black Change represents.
or white can feel a part of the For more information go to
Historical docum entry d "ihow," Ferguson said. "We also www.pocketchangephasetWO.


cotnudfomi uge may be television

adviser to and speech-writer "L l PERRY personality would come out.
for King. "The march had a d "T he M a c I continued fromC Lichtenstein said he never

Celebratrceerytomponenthawee tcoeit .. spoke to Perry until after the
a eerto htw'ecm t ~-~ Lichtenstein said. Anthony trial.
this far. The march was a cob- They all know who he is. The At one point, I said he should
lective summoning of the moral .V. Q1[ I / phone is ringing again," Lich- be .a TV judge," Lichtenstein
conscience of America. It was a ?. tenstein said. said. "His office -was being
clarion call to the conscience of No pilot has been shot, Lich- flooded with calls from HobAmerica that said in so many tenstein said. 'lywood. He wanted to talk to
words that we can be a coun- "You can sell a show without everybody. Five or six months
try better than what we have 'a pilot," he said. "He's so well later,-'he called and said he
been." known, it makes it so much wanted to do it with me rather
Ladner feels the march was easier. There's a wealth of ma- than other producers."
successful because it national- teria on him." Lichtenstein's agent at the
ized the struggle, and removed Court programs have long William Morris Endeavor talit from just being a southern, been a -TV staple, from "Per- ent agency, Mark Itkin,. got the
regional issue. It increased ry Mason' and "L.A. Law" in ball rolling. Perry has the credthe support for the civil rights 'prime time to "Divorce Court" ibility, personality, forcefulness
movement but it did not win and "The People's Court" in and sense of humor that a TV
the battle for the movement. daytime. Judge Judy Sheindlin judge needs, Itkin said. "It's
And she didn't think it would. i rejuvenated the daytime genre like a talk show. It's all" about
"I never expected it to bring when her series debuted in who the judge is," Itkin said.
freedom to us on a silver platter Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and crowds of people protested for civil rights at the March i1996. A pilot or presentation would
iner th t Dep S a ys Lpaed W The Perry show would be be shot in the next few months,
ner."Wht Iwas't repred n Wshigto in196. 'similar'to current judge shows the show would be sold in the
for was that three weeks after urged King to "tell them about church once again, and with 20th Century," says Akomfrah. and would tape in Los Angeles, fall, and whether it would go the march I'd be going to the the dream." King responded by a rare, restored film of the "What it stood for is still good .Lichtenstein said. But the pro- would be known by year's end, funeral of the four little girls in taking the text of the speech, speech that is better, he says, . From just that very simple posed series would be a show- Itkin said. Birmingham." moving it aside, and grabbing than we've ever seen. "For the belief, I've tried to put together case for Perry's personality. "It would be great for Judge
Oddly enough, says Jones, the podium, first time," says Akomfrah, how and why the march came "He's really funny in the way Perry to be right up there alongthe famous speech King deliv- And when he did, Jones says, "people will actualy hear and about in the most compelling he deals with the plaintiffs," side Judge Judy," Lichtenstein ered was not the speech that he told a friend, 'These people see Martin Luther King make way I could think of, in ways Lichtenstein said. "With Casey said. "They're the two most fahe had intended to give. Mid- don't know it, but they're about that speech.' that were both accessible and Anthony, there was a life on the mous judges in the world. 'One
way through the speech, says to go to church." 'The march Was one of the not too simple. line. He was more measured. is a multimillionaire and one is
Jones, singer Mahalia Jackson The March will take us to few, unsullied moments of the And I hope that's enough." He's funny, quirky. His real a civil servant."




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FAMU's Marching too tunes up its horns

UNIVERSITY TURNS THE CORNER WITH NEW RULES AND. ACADEMIC AWARD

Miami Times staff report Robert Champion in November It is one Of 138 institutions
2011.-- The Review recommends in its
As the 2013-2014 college foot- "The world is watching you, i 'Best in the Southeast" section
ball season gets set to kick, Department of Music Chair- :.'A -.. of its website feature, "2014
many diehard hard fans in man Kawachi Clemons told the -Best Colleges: Region by ReFlorida have wondered if Flor- students during orientation Cie gion."
ida A&M University [FAMU]'s Saturday. "Everyone's eyes are 'It is an honor to be named as
Marching 100 would be allowed on us right now." -' one of the best colleges in the
to return to the field. But col- New rules are in place as southeast by The Princeton Relege football aficionados and al- the band makes its return. No ,. l- view," said FAMU Interim Presiums don't have to suffer from more than 256 students will dent Larry Robinson.
anxiety attacks any longer. The participate in the Marching "At Florida A&M University,
100 has officially returned from 100 this.year, compared to the we continue to strive for excelits 19-month suspension. more than 400 that wer on u lence while providing a worldLast weekend, the band room the roll before the 19-month class education for our stuon FAMU's campus was filled suspension, Members must be dents.
with eager freshmen in suits full-time students and main- We take pride in this recogniand ties lined up, to audition tain a 2.0 GPA. No student will '..tion, and will continue to profor a spot in the acclaimed, but be allowed in the band for more video quality education and life
embattled, Marching 100 band. than four football seasons. skills to our student body."
They practiced with the up- The school hired new staff J, From several hundred schools
perclassmen late into the eve- to ensure the band complies 1 '. in each region, The Princeton
ning, learning the sharp move- with university policy and to -]in Review narrowed its list based
ments and musicianship that respond quickly to any accusa- Members of FAMU's Marching 100 during halftime show. on institutional data collected
has earned the band worldwide tions of hazing. performing directly from FAMU, visits to
fame. Still, no one has forgotten Junior Ronald Gray, from Ft. we have at hand. This is bigger FAMU GETS NOD AS BEST one of the best colleges in the schools over the years and the why the band room went dark: Lauderdale said: "We're really than every individual. This is IN THE SOUTHEAST' Southeast by The Princeton Re- opinions of its staff, plus college
the hazing death of drum major focused and understand the job history." FAMU was recently named view. counselors and advisers.

J


?'On-the-job training helped local


Teens develop leadership skills
By Alysha Khan
An on-the-job training project has helped
five South Florida teens .
develop leadership skills ..
prepare them to give
back to the community,
For eight weeks-this
summer, Rowanne Ali,
Jaimelee Huther, Tori"
Foster; Kimi Farrington
were paid interns at the,
:. YMCA of Broward County, attended a leadership

PhtMrRdai summit in Washington,
"" .--P~t0Markandll i "D.C., and developed a
Hernipha Wilkinson of Boynton Beach receives a hug, kiss and bouquet of teen advisory board for flowers from her aunt, Rhodell Nairn (cq) after graduating with a Masters of the Y. Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University Tuesday morning. They were among 225.
high school juniors and
seniors selected for Bank Five Fort Lauderdale high school students were among the 225 juniors
Sumer rad atins of Americas 2013 Su
rdentLeaders program and seniors selected to participate in the Bank of America's Student LeadMore than 100 teens ap- ers program. The students spent the past eight weeks at a paid internship at 'More colleges and universities Still' summer gradua- plied for the'program in the YMCA of Broward County and attended a leadership summit in Washtions haven't caught on Broward County. ington, D.C., in July. Left to right: Rowanne Ali, JaimeleerHuther, Tori Fosoffer August commencements with some private schools "They let us showcase ter, Kimi Farrington, and Hayley Gearheart.
and community colleges. our talents," said Foster,
By Scott Travis who graduated with a The University of Miami, 18. the fall. youth development: Ali plans to set up a local
bachelors in finance after Broward College and It was thesecond time As part of the intern- In July, the group traw affiliate of the YMCA's
The summer vacation five years at FAU. Palm Beach State Co- hthe Hollywood resident Ship, the five students eled to Washington, D.C., Youth in Government
season has been replaced About 24 percent of FAU lege only hold ceremonies had applied to the Stu- split their'time between to attend a weeklong program. with the summer gradua- students graduate in the in the spring and fall, dent Leaders program. an assigned YMCA fain- summit that' included This fall Kimi Fartion season for thousands summer. while Nova Southeastern The first time, she missed ily center in Broward 225 national participants rington will be a freshof South Florida college Florida International University holds summer the cut. This year, 'be- County and the Y's of the Student Leaders man at Howard Unistudents. University just started ceremonies only for the cause she was touring county headquarters in program. versity in Washington,
Once a rarity on college summer graduations in College of Nursing, which Europe, Foster missed Fort Lauderdale. The students net- D.C., and will intern with
campuses, summer com- 2011. About 3,500 stu- will be held on Aug. 24. the initial phone call At the family centers, worked, met their local U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, mencements are growing dents received diplomas at Lynn University in Boca notifying her she'd been they rotated through members of Congress, D-West Palm Beach. in popularity, ceremonies last Monday Raton only holds gradua- accepted. When she re- different departments. and learned about gov- She credits the internFlorida Atlantic Univer- and Tuesday, compared tions during the spring, turned to U.S., she said, During their days in ernment. ship and connections
sity's ceremony last Thes- with 4,000 last winter and Some summer gradu- iher phone 'blew up" with downtown Fort Lauder- "It was an eye-opening she made one of her day had 1,660 graduates, 4,300 this spring. ates were just a few missed calls and mes- dale, the interns worked experience," said Hayley YMCA program supervithe most ever for summer, FlU's summer gradu- credits shy of finishing sages, on developing a teen ad- Gearheart, who graduat- sors previously interned
as well as plenty of family ates "seem to be excited in spring. Others, like i "When I got that phone visory board to help. the ed from Fort Lauderdale with Frankel, who joined members, friends, flowers, and happy not to have to James Martin of Tama- call, it was a great mo- Y reach out to other local High School and will at- the House in Januaryballoons and photo ops. wait until fall," said Ivette rac, finished way ahead of iment," said Foster, who teens. tend Butler University in for helping her land the
"It feels excellent to get Duarte, director of FlU's schedule. recently graduated from "We wanted to use Indianapolis in the fail position.
this point. I thought I was career services "By then, Martin, 17, was home Miramar High School their brain power," saidl When she returns to "[The internship] was going to cry," said Nelly they feel like the moment schooled for most of his and will attend Emory Debbie Metzger, the Western High School in one of the highlights of Rodriguez, 23, of Davie, has already passed." Please turn to SUMMER 6C University in Atlanta in YMCA's vice president of Davie, senior Rowanne the summer," she said.



State coleebachelor degre g'aining populrt

By Scott Trvis The lower-cost degrees ': hyha bu isnu rwr.Colg a et nfraintcnlg
cameat he equst f Gv. -ition and college costs,' said' L graduated 714 students with n eea ihdmn

ing costs, a four-year college ed state universities to freeze: i! and CEO of Workforce One, Beachi State has :graduated College students can ear
degree is affordable again for tuition after several years of *' a Broward County job train-: 471. ::. -degrieesin nursing, supervi
many students. .big increases. The move was ... mg-site., By offering $10,000 Irma Mirabales, 34, of West. simon admanae nt and(
State colleges, formerly part of a statewide effort to erepol wilse ha alm eah was one of Palm information maagement. :
known as community col- increase the number of Flo- 'college is probably-wihi Beach State's first students The degrees'are totally
leges, are becoming an ridians graduating with bach- their reach, and they may not in a bachelor's 'program. relatable to todays.society[ .
increasingly popular option elor's degrees. Only about .have to take out a whl oto h received her degeths Yurnogigtoeta
for students looking to earn a quarter of state residents -student loans.- spring in supervision and underwater basket Weaving'
a low-cost bachelor's degree. have at least a bachelor's Enrollment in Broward management for the health degree,'. said iris Forman, 30,
They are expected to attract degree, and political and in- .College's bachelor degree. filsSh aled ha n wh ln to graduate fo
even more students over the dustry leaders say that hurts ,programs has surged from associate's degree and said Broward Clei n Ecm
next year once they begin Florida s ability to lure high.,f 111 when the. program was the bachelor's degree cost her ber with a teaching degree "
offering complete four-year paying jobs into the state., first offered in 2009, to 2,200 about $6,000. that foCuses on special needs.
degrees for $10,000, about "I think sometimes young today. Palm Beach State's ":Broward College offers a -children. ".. .".
$3,000 cheaper than they people feel that college is out RICK SCOlT enrollment has grown from 'bachelor of science in nuts- The options for a $10,00
now cost. of reach for them because Governor 416 to 1,213. ing, supervision and manage- Please tun to DEGREES 6C





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TOO FAT FOR FAME?

TERRANCE HOWARD'S BATTLE WITH EX-WIFE CONTINUES
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Actor Terrance Howard has a temporary restraining order against him after his
ex-wife Michelle Ghent filed legal documents with a graphic allegation. Ghent claims
that Howard sucker punched her in the face, grabbed her by the neck and threw her
By fPendletonit th e n bio. wgess ath against the wall. She alleges the brutality occurred during a trip last week to Costa
fingeKeht the bilIussy tcIng Rica after she told Howard she had no interest in firing up a relationship with him. Singer Kelly Price has always "~that the industry would construggled despite her enor- sider too big, which is almost Both Howard and Ghent claim death threats were exchanged between the two.
mous vocal talent because of everybody if you're not like RAPPER 50 CENTS PLEADS NOT GUILTY
her weight. Even after losing spaghetti-thin. In my eyes, I 50 Cent entered a plea of not guilty in court for charges of domestic violence and
over 100 pounds some years kind of know what they look 5 etetrdape fntgit ncutfrcagso oetcvoec n
aoer 00spunds hsme ears knd ofy know watae lk vandalism in a case involving his ex-girlfriend, Daphne Navarez. The rapper was
ago, her success has been at and say is acceptable and
told to stay away from Navarez and is also prohibited from contacting her via phone
limie byw pereinng abou what'sno aetemsel and e-mail. 50 Cent was charged after a June 23rd incident in which he allegedly
her size. Now the reigning diva are people who are extremely
on "R&B DivasL.A.," Price talented and cannot get a foot attacked Navarez and proceeded to vandalize her apartment, causing more than
wants to use her newfound in the door or get a yes be- $7,000 in damage. The rapper denied the attack, but is due back in court on Septemreality TV platform to help cause of their weight." ber 4th for a pretrial hearing. In addition to the conditions set by the judge, he must
other overweight-by-Hollywood As for her role on "R&B Divas also refrain from possessing any weapons. If convicted, 50 Cent faces up to five
standards talent get discov- L.A." which is already as suc- years in prison and $46,000 in fines. He and Navarez have one son together.
ered. She is now casting for cessful as it's original Atlanta
a new reality series "Too Fat version, Price diplomatically BIEBER'S.BODYGUARDS CAUGHT UP IN ALLEGED ASSAULT
fr Fame." "I'm really excited says there's no one diva that Justin Bieber-was caught in a scuffle last Saturday night when his bodyguards
about it. I've always and to I guess anything that the industry would consider too big, overshadows the others. When allegedly assaulted a man outside the South Pointe nightclub in Southampton, New alk about my weight in this which is almost everybody if you're not like spaghetti-thin, asked if she would vote any- York. He and his entourage of 12 arrived at the club around 3 a.m: In one video, industry no matter what it one off the diva island, Price Bieber is seen waiting outside with his team around his SUV. The altercation is said
always comes up," Price told ers, actors and actresses, mod- singers. She is interesting in says not yet. "I don't think we to have taken place moments after when a man was reportedly struck by Bieber's The Tom Joyner Morning els and television personalities seeing anyone who is over- get to vote. If we could, there bodyguards. The man in question went to the Peconic Bay Medical Center and filed
Show. "Too Fat for Fame" is a all around who can't get a yes weight and looking to show- might not be anybody left on a complaint against the bodyguards that very day. Bieber is not a suspect in the reality platform that's going to because they're plus-sized. case their talents. Her aim the show. Truthfully, we all are assault, though it seems that Bieber was surrounded by a crowd of fans while he be giving plus-size people an So the first prerequisite of the with this show is to find people [divas]., waited in his SUV. As the crowd grew, conflict arose, and that is when the alleged
opportunity through various, show is that you've got to be whose talent transcends the It's getting interesting and fight broke out. challenges to make their way plus sized but you've got to be notion that being plus-sized we all get to watch it roll out. to their own platform. 'There really talented, too." means a Hollywood career is I watched with my jaw on the
are a lot of singers and danc- Price is not just looking for out.of reach, and she's look, floor last night."

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August graduations getting more popular chain in rap music today


Did you know people 75,000
SUMMER independent studying mental- "There isn't such a large class By late summer, they may chains? That's before decontinued from 5c. ity which is very useful at col- graduating, so you can put have already placed their col- sus was born According to
lege," Martin said. yourself out there and get no- lege graduates, said Ed Koc, ezinearticles.com Early Egyplife and graduated FAU High Tiffany Daniel, 22, of Mira- ticed quicker," she said. director of research for the tians wore gold Chains and School two years ago with nu- mar, said she took just over five A survey of FlU's summer Pennsylvania-based National bracelets traditionally to ward merous college credits. On years to graduate because she graduates found 30 percent Association of Colleges and off evil. Ironically, they still Tuesday, FAU's youngest grad- changed her major from nurs- have landed jobs, compared Employers. fought wars over gold because "
uate this semester received his ing to business management. with 33 percent who had jobs "But if there's a job opening also if you had a lot of gold 4
bachelor's degree in molecular While she didn't purposely set by fall and spring graduations. immediately available, they back then you were the domibiology, out to finish in the summer, A downside is that major may have an advantage," he nate group, country, etc. Gold
"When you are home- she said there may be some ad- companies do their recruiting said. also represented wealth, suc- 0
schooled, you really build this vantages, in the fall and spring. "It's just hard to say." cess and also bragging rights RAKIM
as it does today in our Black
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early 80's by iconic group RUN and is now becoming a new
DEGREES said Anita Kaplan, dean for xilnimum entry requirements, Broward County School Dis- DMC. After that other Hip Hop trend with the Jesus Piece. A
continued from sc bachelor's degree programs at they are generally easier to get trict, which was having diff- artist such as Slick Rick, Ra- Jesus Piece is a chain with the
the college. She said the costs into than ones at 'selective uni- culty finding qualified teach- kim and Big Daddy Kane. Over face of Jesus as the pendent degree will be even more liin- to run the nursing program versities, ers in math, science and 'the years it became the core usually made out of gold and
ted. Broward College plans to are too high to provide at the As a result, the degree may special education, of Hip Hop fashion and lyrics, diamonds. The Notorious B.I.G
make its information technol- lower cost. not have the same cache as "I think there's a certain bias which led to the stereotype, if was the first rapper to wear the
ogy degree available for the A state college bachelor's one from the University of or perspective individuals his- you didn't have any gold chains Jesus piece. To him and other lower price, as well as math degree is a bit more low frills Florida. torically have had about comn- that meant your rap career is rappers that wear it, it reproand science teacher education than one from a university, as But colleges say most gradu- munity colleges, but I think: or wasn't doing well, which is sents perseverance, faith and 'degrees. state colleges have no dormito- ates find jobs, and employ- that's changing," Kaplan said. nttu.As h ieped sces
Palm Beach State plans to ries and more limited student ors have been happy with the "If you're not going to one of of gold in the Hip Hop Culture So gold has been and still start $10,000 degrees next life options. But the class sizes graduates. the top 10 schools in the court- transferred over to Black films is a part of cultures from all
spring and likely will focus on tend to be smaller than in uni- The teacher education pro- try, I don't know that employ- gold such as New Jack Qity, A- around the world. Despite its information technology and versities, officials said. gram at Broward College was ors really look at where you get Team (Mr.T) and I'm Gonna Git many representation one thing .information management, While the programs have created'at the request of the the degree." You Sucka. is for sure people love gold.





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many ways." barded by ads, buy And in a sped-up
can do with "sweat, fore- 14 Stephens has a staff of respond to new au- the product. Also, am- world, these new conthoug"eight female stylists and four dience behaviors. bitious and talenteck sumers can be countmale barbers and is still Though, better to read people actually want ed on to become savvy KNOCKEDlooking for licensed workers desperation here than to work in advertising. and jaded about adKNOCKED OUT Services for the two sexes are strategy. The cycle goes on. vertising in almost no
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before but that didn't mat- also welcome. the above reasons, can buy in countries merge and streamline
ter, given the Draconian laws "We .use social media ex- have left the U.S. and with growing consum- the operation of your
that were in effect back in the tensively for advertising and other ."mature" mar- er markets. ever less-effective
90s," he said. "Still, I knew I are open seven days a week," kets and migrated Of course, this businesses to hold up
that one day I'd get out and I he added. tI wanted to bring to parts of the world means that mega- your margins.
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a double-minority. So, I got "Dr. Phillip H. Mann, the barbering program at Turner that they can make an hon- ferently." new arrangements will ,
involved in something that director of the Entrepreneur- Technical High School gave est living in this industry. It's Last year, just 11.3 work still are being ne- 3 ROOMS Interested me while I was still ial Institute at Barry Univer- me a refresher, course so that more than just a hobby -it's percent of American gotiated. Some of the in prison cutting hair." sity helped" me with my busi- I could take and pass the a career choice. I just wish wage and salary work- groups may pay dues Stephens studied hard, ness plan," he said. "It was State board examination and my mother were alive to see it ers were unionized, the and others may'. not, LAMINATE ook and passed courses part of a program funded by re-certify my hours. Leroy all. Still, I can't help but be- lowest percentage in Trumka says. In some INSTALLED ,and, of course, perfected his Miami-Dade County under. a Jones, the director of NANA, lieve that she's smiling right nearly a century. Thir- places, the new groups LIKE NEW craft on the heads of fellow HUD grant and his guidance and Beverly Coffee from the now." ty years. ago, 20.1 per- could become part of
inmates. Upon his release,' was really important. He gave Miami-Dade Credit Union For more information call cent were, according the structure of the lo- R U G S
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committed' to assisting for- Mann says that he found I could get the shop going. com. crisis," Trumka said. knows that it cannot'1
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sway these artists students graduate Education and entre- that should be ap- providers and young ments," says labor,
are spitting lyrics on have during the 2008 from high school in preneurship can lead plauded'and emulat- people who now may historian Nelson Lichstage, as interested presidential cam- four years. to a more promising ed by young people. hold two or three part- tenstein, director of the L .
in owning businesses paign when I .was an If they aren't gradu- future. Jay-Z has created timejobs. And while the Center for the Study of
as- they are in buy- adviser to Barack' ating, they aren't go- Hip-hop music gen- a record label, fra- AFL-CIO has worked Work, Labor and De'ing expensive homes Obama's presiden- ing to college or get- rates more than $10 grance and clothing with outside organiza- mocracy at the Univer'far removed from the tial campaign and ting the best jobs. For billion annually, and lines, and Roc Na- tions before on particu- sity of California-Sancommunities they rap coordinated the in- some, their education the top. 20 rappers tion Sports; Sam- lar issues, he envisions ta Barbara. 1.866-21-7171
about. They have to volvement of artists' is as limited as their. earned more than sung purchased and understand their nex- and athletes. Young outlook. $271 million a year. provided one million
us between the little people, responded Some can recite lyr- While Jay-Z, Diddy, digital versions. of his (V .
,boys in the neighbor- and voted enthusias- ics of rap songs but Russell Simmons and new album Magna hood and the big boys tically, energized by can't balance a check- Dr. Dre can impres- -Carta Holy Grail 'to 'on Wall Street, and their hip-hop heroes book. They write sively sell millions of Galaxy phone users. make investments and the prospect of a
in their young Black youthfufBlack prepi- CITY OF MIAMI City of Miami
fans eager for success dent who listened to Notice of Bid Solicitation
but clueless about hip-hop himself. ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSALS ITB No.: 12-13-063
how to get there. Few Political engage- Title: Center Grove Roadway and Lighting Improvements, B-30621
youngsters will be- meant is vital for Sealed Proposals will be received by the City ofMiami City Clerk at her office Bid Due Date: Tuesday, September10th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m come platinum-level keeping young people located at City Hall, 3500 Pan A lmerican Drive; MiamiFL 33133 for the followrappers, but lots can from being marginal- ing: For detailed information, please visit our Capital Improvements Program
own businesses. ized from the rest of 'webpage at: www.niamigov.com/capitalimprovements/pages/Procuremensociety, but it's even RFP NO. 368337: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR tOpportunities/Default.asp,
FOLLOW THE more imperative to ENTERPRISE BACKUP SOLUTION
MASTER keep them from be- THIS SOLICITATION IS SUBJECT TO THE "CONE OF SILENCE" IN ACMaster P, an en- ing further disenfran- CLOSING DATE: 11:00 A.M. THRUSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 CORDANCE WITH SECTION 18-74 OF THE CITY CODE.
trepreneur, gets it. chised from the larger
"Most guys get into economy. (Deadline for Reauest for additional informationiclarification: Friday. Au- DP No.: 13608 Johnny Martinez, P.E., City Manager
this business to be gust 23. 2013. at 5:00 P.M.)
hard-core," he told BLACK
Black Enterprise JOBLESSNESS Details of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is available on the City of Miami, Pur- NOTICE OF A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION
magazine. "I'm in ABOUNDS chasing Department, website at www.miamigov.com/procurement. Telephone IN THE CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA
this to show people The Black unem- No. is (305) 416-1958. TO BE AHELD O
that we could come ployment rate stands from nothing and still at 13.7 percent; for THIS SOLICITATION IS SUBJECT TO THE "CONE OF SILENCE" IN AC- TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013
be able to deal with Black youth it's 43.6 CORDANCE WITH CITY OF MIAMI CODE SECTION 18-74 ORDINANCE PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE NO. 13374
............NO.12271. 0 FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING THE OFFICES OF
Johnny Martinez, P. E. MAYOR WHO IS TO BE ELECTED CITYWIDE
_o m_ a o su DN.199City Manager AND TWO CITY COMMISSIONERS WHO ARE TO BE
MARKET and tax increases, ELECTED FROM SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICTS 3 AND 5
continued from 7D says IHS Global In- CITY OF MIAMI
sight Chief Economist AVRIE ETFRBD
returning to close to Nariman Behravesh. AVRIEETFRBD
200,000 by the Jan- 'Ipically, economic
uary-March quarter. growth of at least three Sealed bids will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk at her office located The unemployment percentis needed to at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133 for the following: rate, now 7.6 pecngenerate 200,000 jobs A general municipal election will beheld on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, from 7
is expected to ht 7. a month. IFB NO. 371334 INVITATION FOR BID TO FURNISH AND A.M. until 7 P.M., in the City of Miami, Florida, at the polling places in the elecpercent by mid-2014. Vincent Reinhart, INSTALL EXHAUST SYSTEM AT VARIOUS FIRE tion precincts designated by the Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections, at
According to their chief economist of STATIONS which election, the qualified electors participating therein shall elect the offices
latest estimates, many Morgan Stanley, part- of Mayor, who is to be elected citywide, and two City Commissioners, who are
economists now be- ly attt-ibutes the labor CLOSING DATEITIME: 2:00 P.M., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 to be elected from single member Districts 3 and 5.
Wievened Us qreoomy rmaet' surpisin A MANDATORY ore-bid conference and site visit will be held on Wednes- Candidate qualifying will be held at the Office of the City Clerk, Miami City Hall,
more than they had ployers who are mak- day. Auaust 21. 2013 at 9:00 AM at Fire Station No. 1. located at 144 NE 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida, 33133 starting September 6, 2013 expected, slowing to ing up for laying off too '5th Street. Miami. FL. Visits to nine (9) other fire stations will follow im- and ending September 21, 2013. During this period, the Office of the City Clerk an annual growth rate many workers in the mediately thereafter. The purpose of this conference is to allow potential is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., and on Saturday of 1.4 percent corn- recession and hiring Bidders an opportunity to present questions to staff and obtain clarifica- from 8:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. We respectfully request of all prospective canpared with 1.8 percent too slowly earlier in the tion of the req uirements of the Bid documents. It is mandatory that a didates to please call, in advance, in order to set up an appointment time for in the first quarter. recovery. Also, he says, representative (s) of the bidder attend in order to qualify to bid. qualifying as a candidate. The Office of the City Clerk's phone number is (305)
They predict growth companies are prepar- 250-5361.
will pick up gradually ing for better sales lat- Deadline for Reauest for Additional InformationlClarification: 8/2312013 later this year and in er this year. at 5:00 P.M. Mayor and Commission district qualifying fees are payable by campaign check
early 2014. Some economists are only: .
By then, the effects less encouraged by the Detailed specifications for this bid are available'at the City of Miami, Purchasing State Assessment Feefor Mayor: $1,500.00 of federal deficit-cut- payroll gains. Diane Department, website at www.miamioqov.com/procurement, Telephone No. (305) State Assessment Fee for Commissioner: $582.00 ting will fade, and pri- Swonk, chief econo- 416-1909. City Qualifying Fee for Mayor and Commissioner: $100.00
rate sector spending mist at Mesirow Finan, will be surging. cial, notes that much THIS BID SOLICITATION IS SUBJECT TO THE "CONE OF SILENCE" IN Visit our website at:
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steam but during 2013 low-wage industries, ,..
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1450 NW 1 Avenue Two bedrooms, two baths, Clean rooms, $440 and $500 Four bedrooms, two baths, RESEARCH ANALYST
Efficiency, one bath. $395. central air, appliances, $1200 monthly. 786-277-3434 Remodeled. Section 8 Needed for food production 305-642-7080 monthly, $2400 move in, 786-709-1775 Welcome. 786-301-4368. company. Master in Finance
Section 8 okay! Call James Shared Rooms MIAMI GARDENS AREA plus six months experience
-944-9041 or sFour bedrooms, two baths, as Finance Director. Please The Public is advised that the North Central Dade Municipal Advisory Committee (MAC) will
Beaut1500 NW 69 and meals. $20 a Section 8 Welcome. send resume to Wrapido be holding a meeting on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 6:00 RM. at Gwen Cherry Park, 7090
Section 8 OK.305-527-8779 1493NW 56 STREET day. 786-306-4186 786-234-5803 or 954-600- Corporation, 8005 NW 90th NW 22 Avenue, Miami, FL 33147.
1718 NW 2Court Two bedrooms, one bath. Street, Medley, Florida
One boGrm, one bath, $425. $950 monthly. 305-219-2571 F STOPII! 33166. The MAC will be evaluating the potential incorporation of the area into a separate munic305-27080 62NBehind, in Your Rent? 24 ipality it will also be meeting with staff to discuss the County's concerns regarding any
Two bdrms, one bath $850. 10360 SW 173rd Terrace Hour notice. Behind in Your ROUTE DRIVERS adverse impact to the remaining unincorporated municipal service area or other regional
1744 NW 1 Court Stove refrger, air. 305- Four bdns, one bath Mortgage? 305-731-3591 NW 1 Ckurtmunicipal-type services that could occurdue to any such incorporation. The MAC 35ll also
One bedroom, one bath. 642-7080 '$1250. Appliances, central I deliver newspaper to retail
$450. ice Stovebat.rr outlets in Broward and be discussing potential increases or reductions in taxes and service levels for the proposed
$ 06.2Stove,0refrerator. 305-642-7080 Miami Dade. area,were it to corporate.
305-6427080 1848 NW 42 STREET, OFFICE SPACE Wednesday Only,. w i
Two bedrooms, one bath, 133 St and NW 18 Ave. Two mths free rent in one of. You must be available The MAC area is generally bounded as follows:
180 NW 59 Street appliances, central air, water Three bedrooms, two baths. Tor f r e uild in be t te hoursabfe6
our office building. between the hours of 6,
Renovated three bdrms, one included. Call 786-290-6750 305-754-7776 Bank of America building, a.m. and 3 p.m. Must have NORTHERN BOUNDARY
bath $950, two bdrms, one -=2267B NW 102 Street 15321 NW 18 Avenue 18350 NW 2 Avenue, Miami reliable, insured Vehicle and Cities of OpaLocka and North Miami 125 St. east to 27 Ave.; north to
bath $850, one bdrm one Three bdrms., one bath, $925 Two bedrooms, one bath, Gardens 33169. current Driver License.
bath $650. with water. 954-625-5901 first, last and security. $890. Miami Gardens office center, Apply in person at: 135 St.; east to 17 Ave.; south to 119 St.; east. to 1-95
Call 786-548-2701 2452 NW 44 Street Call 305-986-8395. 99 NW 183 Street suite 138, The Miami Times
1,86 NW 13 Street Two bdrms, one bath; air, 15941 NW 18 Court NMB 33169. 900 N.W. 54th Street SOUTHERN BOUNDARY
One bdrm, one bath. $450. $675 mthly. 786-877-5358 Newly remodeled four 786-380-3472, NW 54 St.. "
Stove, refrigerator. .2524 NW 80 Street bedrooms, two baths, centralEASTERN BOUNDARY
305-642r7080 Three bedrooms, one bath, air, washer/dryer connection. I- .
appliances, $900 a month, -$1600 monthly. Section .8 ADMIN ASSISTANT 1-95 and City of Miami 1-95 south to 79 St.; west to 7 Ave.; south on 7 Ave.
1s955 NW 2 Court $2,700 move in. Mike: welcome. 954-818-9112 toll St.; west on 71 St. to 17 Ave. to 62 St.; then west on 62 St. to 32 Ave.;
MOVE IN SPECIAL 305-232-3700 1790 NW 48 Street MIRAMAR AREA Train to become a then south to 54 St.; then west to 37 Ave.
One bedroom, one bath. 2541 York Street Two bedrooms, one- bath, One bedroom, one bath, Microsoft Office,
$450. 305-642-7080 Two bdrms, one bath, $895., $900 monthly. No Section 8. kitchen available, air. Assistant! WESTERN BOUNDARY
4- Appliances, free water." Cal305-267-9449 786-356-1686 No Experience Needed! City of Hialeah 37 Ave. north-to City of OpaLocka
210 NW 17 Street 305-642-7080 18130 NW 49 Avenue ,. Local career training
V Recovery progra.m. Room 1 I i .: -'l -- gets you job ready The public is invited to share its thoughts on incorporation,the proposed boundaries,
M IOVE, IN SPECIAL "rentals for recovering attack. Train gn campus or online. .
One bdrm, one bath $450. 2545 York Street n$450f$550per months. ai 1-888-589-9683 n services it wishes to see enhanced and any additional information that may assist the MAC
30-4278 -p ok Tony 786-925-60.66 ~ ~ -~ in Its deliberations.
Two bedrooms, one bath, 18415 NW 23 Avenue 819 NW 77 Street
30 Street 12 Avenue Area refrigerator, stove,- -air, new Three bedrooms, two baths, Three bdrrs,, one and a half One bedroom, 305-75477776 bath and kitchen. Section 8 central air, tile,' $1300 mthly. -baths remodeled kitchen,
304 NW 135 Street Welcome 954-736-9005. No section 8. 305-625-4515 baths and tile floors.. Large
OPA-LOCKA AREA 271 NW 45 Street 20520 NW 24 Court patio, central air. Seller will
One bedroom, one -bath, Two bdrms, one bath, $895,; Three bedrooms, two baths, pay 3% of closing cost. Call $700 mthly. 786-325-8000 "appliances, free water and air, tile. $1300.. No Section 8. Louisnice, 786-369-6058.
3185 NW 75 Street electric, 305,642-7080. Terry Dellerson, Broker
One bedroom, closeto metro 305-891-6776 ""ATTENTION* "
rail. $650 monthly, first and 3030 NW 19 Avenue 2343 NW 100 Street Now You Can own Your CARRFOUR
las 3045N439-2906e On bdm Seto 8 Own Home Today =<'
last 305-439-2906 One bdrm. Section 8 Two bdrms, one bath, $825 ***WITH* od HAMPTON VILLAGE APARTMENTS PUBLIC NOTICE
-- 467 NW 6Street -. weoe.3W-74T77HA*piace. 05 2-08
welome 305-754t Appliances. 305-642-7080 FREE CASH GRANTS Crossroads Manaaement.LLC s accepting pre-applcations for very low Income famines to reside at 2800 NW 434
Efficiency, One' bath$395. 3075 NW 91 Street UP TO $85,000 Terrace Miami. F133142. The pre-appicatlon fom is available below. No telephonecas wal-s or dro-off applications
Free water 305-642-7080 Two bedrooms, one bath 2825 NW 163 Street On Any Home/Any Area will be accepted.
Section 8 Welcome Four bedrooms, two baths, FIRST TIME BUYERS Rules of Partlelpatlon:
6091 NW 15 Avenue 305-299-3142 air, $1350. No Section 8. Need HELP??? Pre-applicatIons must be accurately completed (NO BLANKS) and mailed to the following address: Crossroads
One bdrm, one bath. $450. 36 NW 52 Street Terry Dellerson, Broker 305-892-8315 Management. LLC P.O. Box 421340 Mfami. Florida 33242.1340.. Pre-applicatibes wi net beccepted in person On /
Threebdrrhs, two baths. Efficiency, one bath $625. 305-891-6776 House of Homes Realty applications sent via regular mail, cedified mail. FedEx. UPS or other similar means wil be accepted.
$750. 305-642-7080 Appliances with all utilities. _' Any pro- application that is not fully and acratoly completed and forIs rc&e after be
One bdrm., one bath, $695 dls4ualified. The waiting list wl be closed Auaust 30.2043 at 5:30 P.M.
621 NW 64 Street no-utilities. Appliances. Pre.aplpcations received by Aueust 30.2013 at 5t.3Oom wil go through a toiry pmmcess and a a randomly
Two bedroom, one bath, 305s642e7080. selected number. Only pm-applications with random numbers I through 150 will be placed oq the wat L The 150
selected pro-applicants will be notified after Soaomber 12. 2013.XOf the 50. app cati$rs placed on the wah list. $750 with water included. prority will be given to the applicants listed in the Pre-Application below.
Section 8 welcome. 5510 N. Miami Place A" Only one pre-applicaion per household wil be considered throughout te entire ocess. Any twusolhda subt ls
786-444-6002 Two bdrms, two baths, new PROFESSIONAL CARE CERTIFIED mere than one aplication will be dsualiflod. If any member of a household Is infuded on multop pro-applicatins of
6910 NW 2 AVENUE appliances, air. $850 mthly. LOW COST SERVICE SERVICE UP TO 8 WEEKS the pre-applications will be disuat 1.
Section 8 o.k. 786-295-9961 ~ 7633 NW 2Court *Abortion without surgery W/COUPON lshoid I "
708 NW 4 Avenue Large three bedrooms, two 1 2
One bdrr., one bath $550. baths, appliances, $995. Lnu' C
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10D THE MIAMI TIMES, AUGUST'14-20, 2013 THE NATIONS 'I BLACK NEWSPAPER










Fins host an inaugural



'High School Media Day'


By Akilah Laster : nasty," said Jackson head
Akilahlaster3@aol.com coach, Antonio "DeLa" Brown.
........... ..................... ...... W hile Norland has a m ore
Nearly 70 high school foot- recent championship (2011)
ball teams from Dade and than Jackson, head coach
Broward counties gathered Daryle Heidelburg said that
Saturday in Sun Life Stadium sustaining the program has
to discuss the, upcoming foot- been difficult.
ball season at the Dolphin's Expectations are not only
inaugural South Florida High on coaches to sustain proSchool Football Media Day. grams, but some new head
"South Florida is the Mecca coaches are expected to turn
of football," said Twan Rus- programs around. Homestead South Miami players wait in for press conference.
sell, Miami Dolphins Youth Senior High School head
Program Coordinator. "And we coach, Larry Coffey, said that OLPHINS
lgOLPHINS Sun Life
wanted to give them the op- establishing the Life
portunity no other NFL team Central head coach Roland Smith being interviewed by expectations was paramount ACADEM S TA D
has." Each program was rep- local media. as the new head coach.
resented by the team's head Likewise, Miami Springs,
coach and five players who 'Vhas a new, but familiar face.
were given five minutes on the Darryel Bethune, returns to.
panel to respond to various y his alma mater after working
questions. formerly at North Miami Se- fie
"We wanted it to be mutu- nior. S .
ally beneficial to everyone and Teams like Central, who are
let the kids practice being in ranked and Booker T. Washfront of the camera," Russell ington, who are veterans as
said. "Every team can have far as media exposure, said
their time in the limelight." that they are not jaded by last
Players and coaches took i season's championships, and
full advantage of the momen- P still have their engines rolltary spotlight, discussing.an ing for the tough schedules
array of topics from rebuild- ahead."It's a daunting scheding and restructuring their ule, but it's exciting," said
programs to coining humor- Roland Smith, Central's new
ous team mottos; like that of head coach. Coach Darryel Bethune-during press conference.
American' High School "put ,' "We're developing to be bet- Miami SpringsC
them in the trunk" or small- Norland Head Coach Daryle Heidelburg. ter people and everyday work- r
er program Keys Gate Char- ing on the ability to' lead," '1 t ,f' '
ter High School (Homestead), e re Booker T. head coach, Tim
whose second year coach,. ."Ice" Harris said. "I got butterRoger Morgan suggested they It : ', 1tk- flies right now," said Edison's
would be recognizable by- the "" At.. senior Kassan Myers. "It's a
end 6f this season. While great experience."
some teams pumped them- ~ ''' Head coach, Willie Trimselves up, other programs like mer of Immaculata La-Salle,
Edison, who went 4-4 last ''> whose program moved to the
season, talked about continu- smaller South Eastern Coning to build. '. ference, said the opportunity
"Although the record has was monumental for the stubeen up and down we're see- Homestead head coach Larry Coffey and players during dent. ing progress," said Miami press conference. "They felt special," said
Edison head coach, Trevor Trimmer. Trimmer admits to
Harris, who has only had one impact of disappointing ends whose new mantra is "bigger, also being energized by the winning season heading into to last season, where Norland faster, stronger", in turn had event. his fourth. who came first in the district, a hard-fought and tearful loss "The first thing I did was
District rivals J.ackson and lost to Jackson in the second in the Class 5A regional final, take a picture of us all togethNorland alike discussed tle round of playoffs. Jackson, "It's the beginning of a dy- er." Booker T. Washington Team inDolphins locker room.


Woods didn't hit Williams heading towards U.S. Open
........en o g h ...... ..at the way she played so
returned to Florida to conball;'good enough'ewoknwiherca,
Even though she did not tinue working with her coach,
drop a set in winning her Frenchman Patrick MouratoTiger finishes 14 eighth title of the season at the glou, and her father.
Rogers Cup on Sunday, Serena "I was really disappointed in
back as another Williams believes she can play how I played the last month,"
even better heading into the she said. "Even though I won
season passes U.S. Open. "Definitely can do Sweden, I was not happy with
B S- a lot more," she said after her the way I played." Her vicBy Steve DiMeglic 6-2 6-0 victory over Romania's I tory on Sunday was Williams'
Sorana Cirstea in Sunday's 54th career WTA singles title,
PITTSFORD, N.Y. Forty A finalelevating her to outright fifth
minutes before the last group of "It's always about constantly Q on the all-time list.
the day began play, Tiger Woods improving and never saying I young American Sloane Ste- Cirstea discovered first-hand Despite her incredible reputted out for an even-par 70 ?J
in hefialroud f hedid great and I can be satis- phens at the Australian Open just how motivated Williams cord, the American said she
Sunday intefnlrudo h :i fled. and Germany's Sabine Lisicki. is when she faced the ruthless was still suffered from nerves
95th PGA Championship, wrapping up another indifferent ma- Tiger Woods hasn't won a It's like I did great but what 'at Wimbledon had reminded world number one on Sunday and expected to have more
chmposhpfo hemn ajrchmiosip can I do better? What can .her sheneeds to manage her and the unseeded Roma- when she starts her U.S. Open
orcaposifothma jor o hn onipsince I improve on? That's what I on-court attitude. nian said'she was impressed 'defence last this month.
who has won 14 of them. the 2008 U.S. Open. always strive for." "That could improve," she -by what she saw. Williams "I think it almost is exciting
Nwi ti e Apr 1willt e tei ha lfohe.Seta' Williams won the French said. "I get so intense and so rebounded from her shock to have butterflies, because'
towi ni etArto o e hr nhKo.te.S hts Open in June and has lost just emotionally charged, and I loss to Lisicki at Wimbledon it means that you care about
sume his hunt to capture a about right. If you are going to three matches all year but the want it so bad that sometimes by winning a tournament in it so much and you still get Golden Bear. be in there three-quarters or .31-year-old said her defeats to it works against me." Sweden but was still unhappy nervous," she said.
Jason Dufner owned Sunday half of them with a chance to
at Oak Hill, firing 2-under-par win on the back nine, you have 68 to beat Jim Furyk by two just got to get it done. .peeled banana at Black NHL actions -no one. There's no
shots to claim his first major "I was right there and cer- player Wayne Simmonds dur- room in the world nor in the
title. It was a superior perfor- tainly had a chance to win the ing a game .in London, On- world of sports' where the mamance by the 36-year-old former Masters and the British this tario, Canada. At a time when jority of the rosters have playAuburn Tiger, the kind Woods year. The other two, I just didn't racial conflict appears to be ers that ,are both Black and
has delivered so often in majors. hit it good enough. Just the way on the rise, these types of in- white.
But that was before the it goes." cidents only add fuel to a sime- It is our hope that between
drought, which now stands at For the year, he broke 70 once S o t shub lots offun mering fire. .ballpark security cameras'
18 majors. And the passage of in 16 rounds of majors and Sp rss"u eo We saw. the way the ,sports and any actual witnesses,
time has not been kind to Woods 'hasn't broken 70 in 16 consecu- ''Oc agi rcsm hsddtteBlioeOil'sworld reacted to the George the Giants can identify, the
in his pursuit of the record 18 tive weekend rounds in majors. neaanrcs a i t h atmr roesZimmerman verdict, so, it's a fool who threw the banana
majors won by Jack Nicklaus. Putting woes have been his .reared its ugly head in the Adam Jones last Sunday was big mistake for anyone to as- and ban him from games forWhen Woods steps to the first major nemesis in the last two sports world. Last week, a even more vile. Jones, who is sume that these blatant acts ever. The perpetrator needs to tee at Augusta National next rounds of majors for some time. statue of Jackie Robinson and Black, says someone threw a of stupidity are going unno- be, as they say in the streets, year in the Masters, he will be This week, however, he fought Pee Wee Reese in Brooklyn banana in his direction dur-. iced. Jones. expressed his "put on blast" 70 mnhreoefrmls hiswnsynhitaewy was vandalized with racist ing the ninth inning of the disappoint via Twitter saying, But society has many ills
nhs emov r last hi swingaing hi tkewa. words a sad reminder that Orioles' 10-2 win over the San "Way to show ur class u jack- and racism is a big part of it. hardware in the 2008 U.S. Woods will be 38 next year 'despite all the positive steps Francisco Giants. ass." Other athletes may have But enough is enough already.
Open. and said he still has time to we have made in this count- It wasn't the first time that been more demonstrative and Let's 'all just get along.., and
"Is it concerning?" a. dejected win- more majors and remains try we are not there yet. Not a banana was used during a used even harsher language, play ball in peace.
Woods said when asked about steadfast in his confidence in even close. What those idiots sporting event as a racist tac- It's a sad day. The Sports Brothers, Jeff Fox
not winning a major in more winning five more to surpass did to the statue was simply tic to demean Black athletes. After all, no one deserves to & Ed Freeman, can be heard than five years. "No. I've been Nicklaus. moronic. But what someone In 2011, a white fan threw a be taunted with racist slurs or daily on WQAM 560 Sports.