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Tempora Mutantur Et Nos Mutamur In Illis

VOLUME 91 NUMBER 16 MIAMI, FLORIDA, DECEMBER 11-17, 2013 50 cents








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We've been saying there was a disparity and
telling the superintendent that forever"he
said. 'When he came here only 1.4 percent
of Black contractors were getting contracts."!
-D.C. CLARK




iw Black arrest



Oliver Gilbert rates soar in

talks troubles today's NFL



faci ityPlayers lo times more likely

higs citythan whites to be arrested

Goals include increased safety and By Brent Sohrotenboer
better police-citizen relations A police officer in Cincinnati watched a large Black
% man get into his car and turn on the engine after being
By D. Kevin McNeir told it was illegally parked.
kmcneir@miamitimesonline.com The officer thought the man was trying to avoid a
parking ticket and told him to stop. So the man MatSince mid-summer, Miami Gardens has had more than its thias Askew, at the time an NFL player stopped his
share of violence, including an 11-day period during which Cadillac Escalade, got out and was arrested in a scuffle
time 10 people were shot. Readers may recall our lead story with several officers. Police used a stun gun on Askew
in October which asked if, based on recent data, it was ap- four times, alleging he resisted
propriate to refer to the mostly-Black arrest.
City as "South Florida's murder capi- ..A judge rejected the police actal?" Now with a recent lawsuit filed by count and cleared Askew of all
a local store owner along with several of charges.
his customers and employees who al- "They tased him simply, because
lege harassment and racial profiling by he was a big Black man, not
Miami Gardens police, both the City and : because he did anything to make
its recently-elected mayor, Oliver Gilbert, : them fear for their safety," Askew's
find themselves with a severely damaged formerr attorney, Ken Lawson, told image. USA TODAY Sports about the 2006
But Gilbert says he didn't run for incident.
mayor in order to be popular. Rather 191For many Black players in the ASKE
he states he ran for office because he NFL, it's a familiar scene. Of 687
GILBERT thought he could make Miami Gardens "a NFL player arrests since January 2000, Askew's was one
better place to live." And he adds that's just what he intends of 294 that came in a traffic stop, according to a USA
to do. TODAY Sports investigation. In a league in which 66 per"Some ask me if what we're dealing with now are inherited cent of the players are Black and 31 percent are white,
problems from the previous administration [Mayor Shirley Black players were. arrested nearly 10 times as often as
Please turn to GILBERTt9A prviu at [Myo *hiwhite players (260 to 28), accounting for 88 percent of PleasE tr to Gthose NFL traffic-stop arrests.
FeUr b s u h:yThat percentage is consistent with the overall NFL E-Please turn to NFL 9A


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The FL state conference of NAACP
b ran ch es an d its M iam i-D a d e C ou n ty of t p o i n a b osrd om e f h e F aye4 l
lion dolar in moe aie xt ~i x t he micofut thpaysd eb~ or
branch have asked U.S. Attorney Gen- revitalizing M ine c chnks at rei eral Eric Holder to review the Miam i l t his p rs He ha s o r p ica nd w a member o t
Gardens Police Department's treatment rx AddtdI.
of Blacks who have allegedly faced ha-xxx-xx 1x
rassment and misconduct at the hands gadt~t ta~gx~e e asi ub~wti~~I~~~O ainl eeo-,,~19
of the Miami Gardens police officers. NEE ~ tax$2,0 r~e ~syt1 ~ I~f~\x The NAACP made its intentions known last Tuesday baduringittxa f~it1x ~ax ~ xaU ~wA ~at fSi~t ~u
aphone-in press conference intended to local media. *~4~ nex ) b ~WsiV~i~~a
The Department has implemented a "zero tolerance" ii- t.pea-daxa~ dx t~~~ta\a ~a~u~l5o ,,~.
officers to be posing a safety threat. This policy has come ~ lOO~yJn .crpe&~O ~~,s07~~- ~psnigll~~wnr oe~jiifn
under scrutiny due to the amount of Black residents who K axotnk le ,uitsrc \'sya di5h evdaste A
have been stopped and searched by police under the zero x py j eris .xx'
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Mandela's unbreakable link with Black Americ

1He sought racial seen as just the leader of ever he went. There is an "un- I thought, just between East and West. ment to visit Boys and Girls
aAfrican struggle for self- breakaible umbilical cord" that some comfort- But by the time Mandela High School, a mostly Black
justice not only in determination. But as I quickly connected African Americans ing words for his ended his first U.S. visit in public school in the Brooklyn
learned, he was much more and Blacks in South Africa, he audience. Like Oaland, Calif., at the end of section of the Big Apple. His
South Africa than that. said that day. the "Ich bin ein June 1990, I understood that audience there was made up of
During a Yankee Stadium Berliner" speech he was no fawning, globe-hop- mostly children and held little
By DeWayne Wickham speech that I witnessed as a JUST RHETORICAL 9 President Kenne- ping politician, promise of much media attenmember of a small group of FLOURISHES? WICKHAM dy gave in Berlin When the plane that brought tion.
When Nelson Mandela ar- journalists invited to cover his At the time, his words sound- in 1963, or the him to the U.S. arrived nearly A few days later, during our
rived in New York City four 12-day, eight-city U.S. visit, ed to me more like the kind of 1987 speech President Reagan two hours late, he kept New plane ride to Detroit, Mandela months after his 1990 release the then-7 1-year-old Mandela rhetorical flourish a visiting gave in that city urging Soviet York City Mayor David Dinkins asked a flight attendant for from detention after 27 years claimed a special connection politician utters to win over a leader Mikhail Gorbachev to and a host of other muckety- the words to Marvin Gaye's in a South African prison, he to the large Black crowds that foreign audience than a sincere "tear down" the wall that sym- mucks waiting at City Hall song What's Going On. That was widely and wrongly would turn out for him wher- expression of kinship. It was, bolized the Cold War division while he honored a commit- Please turn to MANIDELA 9A

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OPINION

2A THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 11-17, 2013 BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY

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H.E. SIGISMUND REEVES, Founder, 1923-1968 The Black Press believes thatAmerica canbest leadth miiission our ow ni? GARTH'"+ + REEVES, JR.,Editor l972-1982 world from racial and national antagonism when it a
mission our ol" every person, regardless ofrace, -creed or color hisorhe
GARTH C. REEVES, SR., Publisher Emeritus human andlegal right Hating no person, fearing(iops ince the inevitable news was announced last Thurs- RACHEL J. REEVES, Publisher and Chairman tha Black thePress strive to help every person in the .f.. b
day that the 95-year-old former South African Presi- tha al person ar hrtaslog snyneisfildbak.
dent Nelson Mandela had died after a lengthy illness,
conciliatory notes filled with either praise or warmed-over compassion have poured out from every corner of the globe.
Even past and present leaders of Miami's political regime,
including staunch Cuban-American conservatives like Democrats can win on raising t w. ge
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, acknowledged that in Mandela'sDs o r s t ., we,
death, the world has lost one of its most important figures Now that President Obama getting such an ambitious about $15 an hour atthe 'c m'ust classified a
one who strove for fairness and justice for all. has outlined the crisis in eco- agenda through Congress? rent exchange rate. According 'ingYpo.
However, we should remember that it was primarily be- nomic mobility, he should be- The Republican majority in the to Republican dogma; su h-'a shoud b :' n oxymorn anycauser e polal pow er hr Cits Canimricas b gin by pressing his demand House disagrees with Obama high minimum wage would be one who works full time ought that Congress raise the mini- philosophically and opposes the ultimate job-killer, a di- to be able to earn a living. But that Mandela was castigated and turned away during a mum wage and not by a lit- him reflexively; if he's for it, sastrous move that could only 'just try., to live on $7.25 an
planned visit to Miami back in 1990 shortly after he had tle but by a lot. they're against it. choke off the recovery and per- 'hour. Low-wage workers often
been released from a 27-year sentence in prison and had Obama's speech last We know from the debt-ceil- haps send the economy back have to take a second or even embarked on a world tour for peace. Then Mandela, the man Wednesday about the need to ing fight, however, that House into recession. Not so., Unem- a third job to be able to afford who would guide South Africa to its first multiracial democ- redress growing inequality was Republicans can be induced to ployment in Australia is 5.7 necessities'- rent, food, clothsweeping and comprehensive do the right thing if the po- percent, versus 7 percent in ing, health care., racy and who championed the cause of racial reconciliation, perhaps to a fault. In outlin- litical cost of doing the wrong the U.S. Republicans say raising the
was deemed to be a dangerously despicable man because he mg solutions, he talked about thing is unacceptably high. Their economy escaped the minimum wage would hurt had also embraced the likes of Fidel Castro, not to mention the minimum wage. And this looks like an issue on great recession of 2007-08 and small businesses but I believe
Gadhafi and Arafat. But he also mentioned im- which Obama and the Demo- hasn't seen any kind of re- that these businesses would
Our editor recalls standing just a few yards away from migration reform, rewriting the crats should be able to get real cession in 20 years. Arid they adjust and that many would
Mandela singing the South African national anthem with a corporatetax code, eliminating traction. have universal health care If thrive, since more people
the "sequester" budget cuts, The federal minimum wage conservative economists are would be able to afford their choir of hundreds of others in Detroit, calling it "one of the holding down tuition costs for of $7.25 an hour is shamefully right, there still ought to be goods and services. The presimost emotional, riveting moments of my life." But in Miami, higher education, providing low compared with minimum- some discernible negative imn dent has a long agenda. This is we were not so lucky. A boycott was subsequently called for universal preschool, retrain- wage levels in other industri- pact from such a high mini- where he should start. and led by prominent attorney H.T. Smith costing the City ing the long-term unemployed, alized countries nearly $13 mum wage and I can't find& it. Eutgene Robinson is a tPulitmillions of dollars in lost revenue. But the damage had al- creating "promise zones" in in France and around $10 in In an economic sense, rais- zer Prize-winning newspaper ready been done. poor communities ... the list Britain. The highest minimum ing the U.S. minimum wage columnist and the former asgoes on. All are worthy goals, wage in a major country is would put more money into sistant managing editor of The Now that Mandela has gone, what have we really learned but what chance is there of Australia's in U.S. dollars, the pockets of those who now Washington Post. and what are we prepared to do? His message was one of
forgiveness and working together for a common cause. Can
You imagine forgiving your jailers after being locked up for
almost three decades? Can you imagine working with white
South Africans who once ordered the beating and killing of
sch'lciildren-,in Soweto? Can you, imagine forgiving fearful n... ...... .......... f : +" f "'i, ,curv? h0: e oa,s
hatemongers who beat the young political intellect Steven The first time I met Anela "He kind of blew me off," she tioniu a suppleme renrgv, show .
Biko to death? That is what Mandela did and it was a mes- Brown she seemed a little out of said. "He had no answer. No- curricula that teaches young their counterparts in the rest sage he never abandoned. her element. It was over a year body had an answer. I had the students oral language, letter of'the developed world or our
This could really become a beloved community if we were ago at an Urban League of Bro- answer. I put the program in sounds and other basic build- own state leaders -refusal to able to forgo our own selfish needs often connected to one ward County meeting where the this year." ing blocks of reading. - implement Common Core
Broward School District had Since then the 44-year-old It took a minute She had to school standards because the ethnic or political group and begin building bridges that al- launched its Black Male Suc- Detroit native has found a way research reading programs, far-right fringe feels its a biglow all of us to live better lives. That was Mandela's life mis- cess initiative a new effort by to work with her staff, teachers find a 'vendor and the funds to government plot to undermine sion perhaps one day it will become ours too. superintendent Robert Runcie and a committed group of vol- make it happen. Teachers had America, most of the news
to boost academic performance unteers to increase academic to be trained and students had, coming-out of public education hiamong Black male students performance and make her el- to be accessed. is a downer. a different stoBrown was a fairly new prin- ementary school stand out. Once the new reading regi- ry at Dillard Elementary, where cipal at Dillard Elementary, a The program she mentioned men was put in place, she said Brownis busy st gFect ntf o predominantly- Black school is her school's new 1re-K read- it only took six weeks before she ond pre-K program, preparing things that com e from Fort Lauderdale's Lincoln ing program that began last noticed -results. She says last for an upcoming college tour
Heights neighborhood. August. Too many kids, she year they, had no readers. Now for a group of fifth-graders and
l oving, little girls She had opened a pre-K read- says, enter kindergarten ill- there are kids blending and do- restarting her school's parenting program that, after a lot of prepared to read. Dillard's pre- ing letter sounds Apparently teachers association. Tn the gold old days, children had to memorize and re- hard work to reach parents, K program goes a full day and things are looking up on the pa- She's also an ambassador of Cite poetry in elementary school. It doesn't seem like only attracted 12 students. is free. It now has 20 students rental-involvement front, too, the Dillard Innovation Zone, So at one point during the and expects another 20 next In October, the school held part of that Black male student they have much time for that anymore. But those from session, she stood up and asked month. a costume party and commu- initiative Runcie launched last
the older generation may recall a verse describing little boys Jawanza Kunjufu, a noted au- And she's gone on a tear to nity parade that attracted more year. Brown has the right anand little girls. The poet said "snips and snails and puppy thor and education consultant, help her students since our ini- than 300 people, mostly stu- swers. dog tails" were what comprised the essence of boys. Girls, on what more could she do to in- tial meeting in 2012. She's also dents with their parents intow. Lyons is a senior writer with the other hand, were the more desired "sugar and spice and crease parental involvement? implemented "direct instruc- Whether it's test scores that the Sun Sentinel. everything nice." But an assumption is made by the writer of
the poem as well as those who still believe its words: that our
little girls are nurtured, protected and encouraged as they
move from those awkward years of long, gangly legs, braces eapn the against AS
and training bras to beautiful, confident young women. : new on fight
b~There istnon magicoetiOnfOrnualhOW our littlergirls successfullYthmevs "Blacks account for more new icans are living with HIV infec- percent of new HIV infections lifetime,inldgpelev
becme trog wmenandevetualy othrs hemelvs.HIVinfections, people estimated tion -today. :.Partly becauseof and nearly half (44 percent ) of ing with HIV. And plans sold It's called mentoring. Last Sunday, we saw the results of to be living: with HIVW disease, longer life expectancies for peo- people living with HIV infection. through the health insurance what happens when womenfolk take on the mission of loy- and HI -related deaths than ple with HIV, over the past de- Since the epidemic began, more marketplaces must provide a inig little girls who often have no one else to love them. They any other racial/ethnic group in cade, the number of people liv- than 260,800 Blacks have died minimum set of benefits that blossom like flowers, they smile like cherubs, they posture the U.S." ing with the infection in the U.S. of AIDS. should prove helpful for HIV
like poised princesses.., they learn that they're worth be- --- Kaiser Family Foundation has increased, while the annual Unless the course of the epi- care, including prescription ing ove. Wat' imortnt ereis hatthee ae te kndsnumber of new HIV infections demic changes, at some point drugs, doctor visits, hospital
in oe.Wa' motn eei htteeaetekns Sunday, December 1, marked care, mental health care and
of young girls that become good mothers, caring mothers, the 25th observance of World .fR netmtdoe n1 lc e n1i 2Bak cranpeetv evcs n
prepared mothers -the hands that rock the cradles of the AIDS Day: It was a reminder n siae n n16Bakmnad1i 3 lc eti rvetvWevcs n
world. of how far we have come since women willbe dansdwt I neto.Btmr h ainlUbnLau
The Girls' Choir of Miami, formed under the umbrella of 1981 when several previously e~lp than ever before is available, inldngnew ben- cludmin a tests. r ea~eoc
the Liberty City-based Girl Power, Inc., brought a packed healthy gay men in Los Angeles efits in the Affordable Care Act that remove barriers to insurance of help. We are a partner orwere found to be infected with : !" ganization in the Act Against
audience to their feet, singing and dancing their way into a mysterious and fatal immune coverage .,. : .. ...... AIDS Leadership Initiative
our hearts with holiday songs and music from The Wiz. They deficiency. (AAALI), a network of nationalshared the stage with professional singers like Rochelle In the three decades since, has remained stable. But we in their lifetime, an estimated level organizations that focus Lightfoot, Maryell Epps and Julie Jacobs two Black women the disease has claimed more should not mistake better man- one in 16 Black men and one on African Americans, black and one Jewish woman, along with a cadre of young Jewish than 35 million lives and has ageability of the disease as an in 32 Black women will be diag- men who have sex with men
- girls from Bet-h David Congregation and school. It was little become a global pandemic. indication that it has become nosed with HIV infection. But (MSM), and the Latino commugirs, ullof uga an spcetha hae bgunto ee hatThe World Health Organization a minor problem. The pace of more help than ever before is nity. Launched in 2009 by CDC girs, ullofsugr ad sic, tat avebeun o se tatreports that 35.3 million people new infections continues at far available, including new ben- and the White House, AAALI is they can contribute to their community and realize their worldwide are living with HIV too high a level particularly efits in the Affordable Care Act a five-year national campaign dreams. For far -too long we have ignored the needs of our today. among gay men, African Ameri- that remove barriers to insur- to combat complacency about
little girls, forcing them to become unwed, teen mothers sime- But, according to the United cans and Latinos. And African ance coverage, and provide bet- HIV and AIDS in the United ply because they are searching for for something they can Nations, "New HIV infections Americans continue to experi- ter coverage options for many States. Urban League affiliates call their own that will love them. But that burden is way too among adults and children ence the most severe burden of people living with HIV. around the country also offer were estimated at 2.3 million HIV, compared with other races Staffing January 1, 2014, no HIV awareness services and much for most little girls to carry. Girl Power can't save every in 2012, a 33 percent reduction and ethnicities, one can be denied health insur- campaigns in their local comngirl that comes into their doors, but they are making a real since 2001 . .AIDS-related Blacks represent approxi- ance or charged more because munities. While much progdifference on life at a time. -Just ask any of the show's per- deaths have also dropped by mately 14 percent of the U.S. -0f a pre-existing health condi- ress has been made, the fight formers. When they stop smiling and begin to speak, you'll 30 percent since the peak in population, but according to tion, such as HIV. against AIDS is not over.
have your answer. 2005 as access to antiretroviral the latest statistics from the Insurers will also no longer Marc H. Morial, former mayor
treatment expands"CetrfoDiesCoto bealwdtlmtho muhoNe Orenspeiet
We can do more for our little girls -we must do more for Hr nx etr o ies oto ealwdt ii o uh o e reni rsdn
them.inthe United States, a and Prevention (CDC), they they will spend on a person's and CEO of the National Urban
them.little more than a million Amer- account for an estimated 44 medical care over a year or a League.










OPINION

BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY 3A THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 11-17, 2013



CORNER B EJMNFCAIJ. NAClmitf


The life and legacy of Nelson Mandela
As millions of people through- As Executive Director and human oppression, colonial- humility even after doing 27 out world mourn and celebrate CEO of the NAACP at that time, ism, imperialism and poverty. years as a political prisoner of the life and living legacy of Nel- I traveled with Vice President There we all wete together the evil of apartheid. It is notem son Rolihlahla Mandela, it is Al Gore and First Lady Hillary amidst tens of thousands of worthy to caution those who
important to focus on some of Clinton along with a delegation dignitaries, leaders and the now want to attempt to reduce the most enduring and mean- of elected officials together with masses of people of Africa to the multiple aspects of the geingful leadership attributes national civic and labor leaders observe the irreversible trans- nius of Mandela's character of Madiba's long and valiant on Air Force One to South Af- formation of South Africa. After and leadership to only the comstruggle for freedom, justice, rica. I was honored to sit beside taking the oath of office, Presi- forting singularity of being desequality, peace and empower- Mrs. Coretta Scott King and dent Mandela spoke eloquently ignited solely as a forgivee" or ment. Mandela's leadership not Rev. Bernice King at Mandela's and forcefully. At the conclu- "reconciler." Yes it is without only transformed South Africa inauguration. I knew then as I sion of his address, Mandela question that Mandela's courinto an inclusive nonracial de- age and leadership to avoid a
mocracy and a vibrant emerge berevengeful transition bloodbath
N I ing economy, but also Mandela andela believed in the importance of reconciliation in South Africa was the critibecame the unquestionable and forgiveness in the context of assuring equal jus cal testimony to his towering
moral leader of the global move- tice and freedom for all, yet he was not at all some sort strength and commitment to
e reem Of soft or milk-tast leader. liberate all the people of South
We well remember that his- Africa toward equality, peace,
toric moment and magnificent economic justice and empowersight on May 10, 1994 when know now that Nelson Mandela emphasized: "Never, never, and ment. heads of state from across Al- and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. never again shall it be that this My point here, however, is to rica'and from around the world were more than kindred spirits, beautiful land will again expe- simply remind everyone that gathered to attend the inaugu- Mandela and King were both re- rience the oppression of one freedom is not free and not SA ration of President Nelson Man- lentless visionaries and fearless by another.... The sun shall without sacrifice and struggle.

dela in SouthAfrica. It was a freedom fighters. never set on so 'glorious a hu- Mandela and the ANC willingly
celebration of the triumph of Sitting directly in front of me man achievement. Let freedom paid a very heavy price to enthe election of Mandela, as well was President Fidel Castro of reign." From that moment until able the progress that is celas a solemn salute to the victo- Cuba. It was significant for him today, it has, been the bounti- ebrated today. ry of the liberation and freedom to be in attendance because of ful and fertile seeds of Madiba's Long live the spirit of Nelmovement in South Africa and the pivotal and game-changing visionary leadership that have son Mandela. May Madiba rest all over the region of southern role that Cuba had played in helped to guide and- shape the in eternal peace. Long live the Africa. Through the hard work, defeating the spread of apart- progress of South Africa. spirit of the ANC. Long live the tremendous sacrifices, blood, heid in southern Africa in the Mandela believed in the im- spirit of the freedom movement
and organizational discipline of 1980s, in particular in the Re- portance of reconciliation and throughout the world. the African National Congress public of Angola. Another cru- forgiveness in the context of as- Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. is Pres(ANC), the first democratic elec- cial attribute of Madiba was his spring equal justice and free- ident of Education Online Serviction in the history of South Afri- unflinching international soli- dom for all, yet he was not at all es Corporation and the Hip-Hop ca was achieved with one of the darity with other freedom fight- some sort of soft' or' milk-toast Summit Action Network and can 0 highest voter turnouts that the ers and revolutionaries who leader. Madiba was strong and be reached at: http://drben0 0? world has ever witnessed. were successful in confronting maintained a firm disciplined jaminfchavisjr.wix.com/drbfc.
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If I close my eyes, I can re- fronting their college and uni- to be elected president of South to juggle competing constitumember 1984. 1 am among versity leaders about the status African, to dismantle apartheid, encies, but he never retreated
those running from meeting to of investments. The Free South and to begin the social and eco- from his demand that justice be meeting working to pass Propo- Africa Movement was not a stu- nomic transition of South Africa. served.
sition J, the San Francisco bal- dent movement, not a grass The rest of the story is history. Nelson Mandela left us much
lot initiative that required the roots movement. It was simply When people speak of Mandela to celebrate, and also. much to city to divest pension funds a movement for justice that suc- they will inevitably speak of his ponder. Where does the movefrom companies doing business ceeded because many elements spirit of forgiveness, of the fact ment for freedom and justice go in South Africa. The ballot ini- of our nation were involved, that even after having been un- from here, both in South Africa tiative had to get two-thirds of The death of Nelson Mandela justly jailed for 27 years, he was and in the rest of the world? the vote because it dealt with causes these memories to rush committed to reconciliation in Which young people have ideas money, and even in progressive innovative enough to get us past
San Francisco, some thought freedom to equality of opportuBY.BRIANDEtgetting votes out might be chal- heelsonMandea causesthese memories to ity? How does one ameliorate
lenging. But a cross section of sh back, memories of activism, of social change, ofthe an imposed inequality from the
activists comr fitted to d T conviction that change was coming. decades-old system of apartg meant workedoUr ails off, and heid, and is there a desire to do
prevailed. San Francisco be-so came among the first, and one back, memories of activism, of South Africa. Arid' two decades ago, the
of the largest, of our nation's 'social change, of the conviction Nelson Mandela projected a idealists sang, marched, and Iardem on to soar cities to divest public pension that change was coming. The humble and forgiving spirit. His chanted "South Africa will be
funds. Free South Africa Movement appearance of gentility was re- free. South Africa will be free.
When experience is mentioned pened with the City Commis- I wish I could distill the en- wasn't a Black movement, or a assuring to many who expected Will be free, South Africa."
the inexperience of Keon Har- sioner Michelle Spence-Jones ergy that came from those ral- White one; it was a movement someone formerly described as Ache' Madiba. Thank you for demon is also discussed. The and others and realize that lies and community meetings. for justice. The Free South Af- a "terrorist" to have little toler- your ferocious forgiveness, and beauty of this is that I had no there is a'big difference between I can remember, with just one rica Movement, in Washington, ance for the status quo. Still, for your persistent perusal of idea who he was until I began to politics and bullsh*t. Since eye shut, the chants and songs, D'.C. and around the United a spirit of forgiveness is not a justice. see his campaign posters a year Spence-Jones's. return to office "South Africa will be free, South States, had an uncommonly spirit that accepts social and Julianne Malveaux is a Washor two ago. When I met him last the district has seen significant Africa will be free, Will be free positive energy, even in the cyn- economic inequality. President ington, D.C.-based economist year I wanted to see if he was stability. She chose Hardemon South Africa." Students were ical Reagan era. Mandela's gentle spirit was a and writer. She is President
ready to get out of the kiddy as her replacement and the vot- among those to put themselves Nelson Mandela was freed forgiving one, but not a forgetful Emerita of Bennett College for pool and swim with the adults. ers followed, on the line for divestment, con- from prison in 2000, went on one. As president; he managed Women in Greensboro, 'N.C.
Could clearly see he was con- In many ways he now walks a, ... .. .:
fused as to why I came after him path similar to that of President
like this but not one time did he Barack Obama. Obama helped
waver with his answers. When poor people in housing issues we sat down to talk it reminded and as apublic defender Hiar- M o i g fm re l en e t e mw re t
me of the drive that I had when demon has fought for people's.. .
Iwas first released from jail I rights. Obama lost his first po- - .. .. <" ..
was determined to prove to my- litical race and so did Harde- 'Can Overtown become an overcome risk and hard times, things; one that the individualgerainlcleopety s
self and to others that I could mon. Obama won his second empowered community? On the i.e. the set of adverse conditions has the skills, knowledge, mo- an empowered community, one make a difference. At some time out and so did Hardemon. horizon for Overtown is unprec-, does not change, the individual tivation, resources and power would no longer need to wear edented capital infrastructure must change. For example, to to become an agent of social -th e badge of "hard knocks." "development and newly desig- achieve the "American Dream," change; and two, the set of ad- Herein lies the opportunity for
bama helped poor peoPle inhuigisues and ,as a nated funds for economic and one must -overcome having verse conditions is changed due Overtown. What if residents,
531 Jpublic defender Hardemon has foughtrfor people ihts, community development. How started with nothing or not very to their contributions. For ex- youth-serving organizations,
O bama lost his first political race and so did Hardemon. these funds are stewarded over much. Or take the myriad of ample, we would no longer need the business community, faithObama won his second time out and so did Hardemon. the next 10 years will squarely programs and services offered to celebrate resilient students based CDCs and government
set the trajectory for resident decide that an equal distribuinclusion and empowerment. e would no 10nger need to quant ~ p~overtyas a pre, tion of the anticipated economic
Sowhtisatsakiichetrn-orU U '" " and development funds be repoint in each of our lives we The City of Miami District 5 formation of Overtown? For one, 55dcofrfaleinetinzpoesbthmina-quedospotacageo have had to overcome inexperi- 'seat has been cruel to all who will Overtown youth and fami- WW higher level of accountability to develop a critical mass the status quo for youth, housence. Someone had to give us a has held it and so has the U.S. lies continually have to find the o0f youth that will not continue an intergenerational cycle of poverty. ing, business and residents chance to learn and grow. For Congress to its first Black chief resolve to be resilient or will quality of life. Let's not waste
example, there are many ex- executive, there be an opportunity for ema- this opportunity to fund' needs,
felons that had no prior experi- Now Hardemon must stick to powerment. What's the differ- that aim to help, our young who despite attending a' poor but fund social change. I for one ence at being business owners his plan and campaign goals ence? Well, resilience and em- people overcome the odds of school made it to college, but don't want another generation but given the opportunity they .and stand up in the paint when powerment at their best work to attending failing schools, cope in turn celebrate empowered of our young people to have to have become very successful his number is called. The ability improve quality of life, promote with community violence or schools where all students suc- be resilient, but have the oppdrbusiness owners. I didn't know to dream lies in the ambition of positive outcomes and improve relieve, the pain from parental ceed and continue on to their tunity to thrive in an empowhow to write grants or business a person wishing to succeed to the capacity to solve individual abuse and neglect here the higher learning. We would no ered community. plans but once I was given the new heights: and community level problems. focus is on building resilience, longer need to quantify poverty Saliha Nelson is the vice presi-opportunity I became success- Brian Dennis is a longtime Where they differ is that resil- On the other hand, empower- as a predictor for failure in cer- dent of the non-profit organizaful at it. Our community has to community activist and the ience requires an individual ment requires a change to the tamn zip codes, but champion a tion URGENT, Inc. and currently give Hardemon the support he executive director of the grass- to experience a set of adverse set of social norms that sustain higher level of accountability to serves as the chairwoman of the needs .in good and bad times. roots organization, Brothers of conditions. One must be trying adverse conditions. Empower- develop a critical mass of youth Overtown Children & Youth CoAlter all, consider what hap- the Same Mind, Inc. to successfully adapt, cope or ment therefore requires two that will not continue an inter- alition.






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Throngs of volunteers converge for Day of Caring

By Wayne K. Roustan IV was happy to see the enthusi- private businessesthat large branches of the military.
4asm for the project honoring turnouts are common. The War Memorial location
FORT LAUDERDALE A fellow veterans. McCloud led the Pledge of Al- also was designed to bring attsunami of good will over- "It shows that people are re- legiance at a welcoming break- tention to Mission United, a
whelmed the United Way of V ally eager to help," McCloud fast before volunteer groups United Way initiative to help
Broward County on Friday as said. were formed and assigned var- returning veterans and their
volunteers appeared for the All that good will did not go ious tasks. families with the transition
Day Of Caring cleanup at War to waste, said United Way of "I wanted to go out and do from military service back to
Memorial Auditorium in Fort Broward president and CEO some gardening, do some civilian life.
Lauderdale. Kathleen Cannon. painting, just get involved, try McCloud said the program
An estimated 800 peo- "Anyone that we had to turn something new," he said. "I helped him find ajob, so volple showed. Mission United away, we had other projects don't want to be sitting around unteerng was his way of givspokeswoman Aimee Adler .-Photo: Wayne KR for," she said. "We call it Done in the office, I wanted to get ing back.
said more than 100 volunteers .o..ta In A Day where we take people out there and volunteer." "I'm here to help do somewere unable to register on the About 800 volunteers did landscaping, painting and other to other nonprofits in different "We did picnic benches, we thing for my community, to website for the 22nd annual renovations at War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale areas and we do Days of Ser- did a -memorial bench out of show my appreciation for sponsored event. on the United Way's 23rd Annual Day Of Caring, on Dec. 6, vice with them, so they will be marble that's beautiful and we what's been done for me and
"They had to close the reg- 2013. well accommodated." painted inside War Memorial my fellow soldiers," he said.
istration down because all the War Memorial Auditorium is to make sure that it is state of Cannon-expects an even bigallotted spots for volunteers The park was re-landscaped, Auditorium and the grounds such a large site that organiz- the art," Cannon said. ger turnout of volunteers for were full," she said. "It was the auditorium was repainted look like new. ers could easily accommodate The auditorium entrance is the 23rd annual Day of Caronline and they had to shut it and anything else that needed Army Reserve 1st Lt. Rafael 800 volunteers, but she said lined with six freshly painted ing.
down because they were get- it was refurbished. The goal McCloud, 26, of Miami, arrived the Day of Caring is such a murals of silhouetted ser- "It is a nice problem to have,"
ting way too many." was to make War Memorial at the park about 6 a.m. and popular event with public and vice men and women from all shesaid.




Pageant shows what girls can do Girl's fatal hit-run sparks

Special-needs who discovered that the in- meeting about Foster Road
stitutions for these kids were
participants are horrific places." It evolved into By Tanya Alanez happened within a week of
p p an organization with 400 full- Shania's hit-and-run were no
and part-time employees "to HALLANDALE BEACH fatal but added to the speeding
offer services for people with Slow it down, Foster Road trav- concerns for the well-traveled
By Don Crinklaw disabilities like autism, Down elers. path that runs at a diagonal
syndrome, or an IQ below 60." Ater a 12-year-old girls hit- from the vicinity of Interstate
Twenty-one girls came on Funding comes from the De- and-run death on the busy 95and West Pembroke Road to
stage at once at the Parker partment of Vocational Reha- thoroughfare, that's Northwest Fourth
Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale bilitation, the Children's Ser- the message Hal- Avenue, Sanders
this past Sunday afternoon, vices Council of Broward and landale Beach Cointhe United Way. missioner Anthony ,, The goal of the
some gentleman 'in a tuxedo. Tammy Knight, one of the Sanders will bring 6 P.M. meeting
After a song-and-dance num- pageant's 12 judges, is a se- to a Wednesday at Foster Pirk,
ber, the girls range in age curities attorney and part- A- evening community 609 NW Sixth
q, meeting. Ave.,it is ,to try Sito
from five to 17 were intro- ner in the event's co-sponsor,
duced by an emcee. She asked the Fort Lauderdale law firm "The meeting, sad- slow traffic down
each girl what her dream was. Holland & Knight. "I spent ly to say, is a 'eac- JACKSON and make people
Kaitlyn Eugene, 5, brought two days with the girls," she tion to the tragedy more aware that
the house down when she an- said. "Talking, playing, inter- that took place with the young there is a park there," Sanders
swered that her dream was "to viewing. What's your favorite.girl, but also a combination of said. put Mommy in time out" color? What do you want to two other recent accidents in The September 2012 openThis was the Miss ARC Bro- be when you graduate high the vicinity," Sanders said. ing of Foster Park's community
ward Pageant, an event de- school?" As she crossed the road to center has increased the comreach Foster Park on Nov. 18, ings and goings from the park,
signed to display the special "Everyone here has a talent," rea Foste Pakson Nov.S8, din s ad
talents of children with devel- Knight said. "Everyone's a w Shania Miracle Jackson, was -Sanders said.
opmental disabilities. winner and will win an award. hit with such force that she The'options up for discus"It's about giving them a That will satisfy all." was thrown into the air. The sion are:
chance to do something they Bailey Bender did a-baton driver sped off and the Gulf- Constructing speed humps
r de did Bay bat stream Middle seventh-grader to slow motorists down
never dreamed they'd .be able routine. Cassidy 'Bailey came was in critical condition, for- six 136 Dcreasing 'the speed limit
to do," said Dennis Haas, out in a cheerleading outfit was befre sodied. ro 3 mph sph
CEO of the presenter, ARC and the volunteers lifted her days before she died. from 30 mph to 25 mph
Broward. "And to help them into the air and she waved to Fernando Mayers, 25, turned Installing a digital sign to
gain confidence and show the the.crowd. himself in to police Nov. 26 and show drivers how fast they're
world what they can do, when Sabrina London, 16, was the now faces vehicular homicide, traveling
people often look at them and winner of winners chosen among other charges. Adding four-way stops at
see what they can't do." Miss ARC Broward. 'London Two other accidents that some of the intersections.
In the days leading up to the will be. featured in the charpageant, Haas said, "the girls ity's future events as spbkes- --Photo: Hal Copeland W eston's cable deal nears deal
enjoyed beauty treatments, a person. She has cerebral palsy Sabrina London, 16, is crowned Miss ARC Broward at W et ons cane rs e al
spa day, their hair and make- and talks from her wheelchair loudon u By Heather Carney wanted. There were no other.
up done. All the things little with the help of a computer rker Playhouse on Sunday.The beauty pageant showcased girls get to do. But perhaps keyboard. nearly'two dozen women with disabilities. WESTON Come the New The deVeloper-imposed cable
not these little girls." When the pageant's over, sage that they have much to possible, so they can have Year, cable will once again be in deal goes back to 1987 nearARC was founded, Haas Haas said, the participants offer. Our mission is to help lives like everyone else. With the hands of the residents. ly a decade before the city was
said, "by a group of parents "will be able to carry-the mes- them be as. independent 'as whatever help they need." The long-standing agreement incorporated.
with local Advanced Cable The developer Arvida created
Communications for television a cable company that provided
services will end Dec. 31 giving mandatory television service
residents the freedom to shop 'to all of the homes in the new
for deals and sign with the ca- Weston community. In 1996,
By Donna Gehrke-White lespie, spokesman for the Flor- spokeswoman Gillespie pre- people receiving food stamps ble provider of their choice. Advanced bought that 'cable
ida Department of Children dicted. hadnot fallen since April 2007. Residents of the southwest company along with the service
For the first time in more and Families that oversees the Florida as a whole had only At that time eight months Broward community say they agreement, which provided for than five years, the number of 'food stamp program. a 0.2 percent increase in food before before the recession of- couldn't be more relieved. continuous 10-year terms.
people on food stamps'in Bro- Meanwhile, Miami-Dade had' stamp recipients last month ficially began -- the number "People felt so trapped for so The never-ending agreement
ward declined in September af- only a tiny increase 314 with a third of the state's coun- of Broward residents on food long," said Mary MacFie, presi- pushed the city and Advanced ter more than tripling since the more people on food stamps. ties posting declines, she said. stamps was much smaller: dent of the Bermuda Springs into a legal dispute and evenGreat Recession began. But the county has more than "We certainly have seen an 91,152. homeowners association in tual settlement in 2006 that reBroward became the first twice the people on the food improvement," Gillespie said. Since then the number of Weston. MacFie pays the re- suited in the service agreement
county in South Florida to program -643,145 than Statewide, people are leav- food stamps has more than quired $55 a month through" ending Dec. 31 of this year.
post decInes after food stamp Broward County. ing the program after receiving tripled in Broward. the city for basic channels from "For a few years, the bigrecipients began steadily in- Palm Beach County's num- the food aid for an average 10 Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Advanced and pays more than gest resident issue was cable creasing in all three counties, ber of people receiving aid from months. counties also have been huge $200 directly to Advanced for TV," said Weston Mayor Daneven months before the hard the Supplemental Nutrition The average had been at 26 increases in food stamp re- additional channels and ser- iel Stermer of the cable charge, times hit in .December 2007. Assistance Program grew from months before families quit cipients in five years.- and vices. "Our main focus was to get out
The number of Broward 186,215 in August to 187,454 getting food stamps, Gillespie continues to see increases al "The cable company was able of the business and literally
food stamp recipients fell to in September. That was a 0.7 added. though at a slowing rate. to charge for anything they turn it back over the residents."
280,625 in September after in- percent increase with 1,239 "This program is to help p eo -_______________________________________creasing to 281,612 in August. added to the food stamp rolls ple in their time of need and we
"These numbers just prove in Palm Beach County. can see it worked," she said.
that in Broward County, things But the two counties will see "But as the economy improves" '
are getting better, people are a decline as the state's econ- fewer people need it.
getting jobs," said Emi Gil- omy continues to improve, In Broward, the number of

Bendross-Mindin gall donates new trophy caseSchool Board Member Dr. Dorothy pi!:;
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Obama to GOP: No repeal of Obamacare

President wants to move past glitches,

emphasize benefits
By Aamer Madhani The publicity blitz for Obamacare comes after the admin-'
WASHINGTON After spend- istration claimed victory in
ing much of the past two months achieving its goal of getting the GOTLIEB QIFFORDS REID
on the defensive as a result of the glitch-riddled HealthCare.gov
rocky rollout of his health care website working for the vast malaw, President Obama began a jority of Americans by Nov. 30. H o u s sa y y es..!: .::. I !',: .~l .." ." !. ''"! ~~~iii
pre-holiday campaign Tuesday Consumers are still experienc- H o u se .sa y s.ye s

to boost enrollment now that the ing some delays on the site, but
troubled online health exchange the White House said there were
has been largely repaired. more than 1 million visitors to to o n e b ill
The White House, the Demo- the site Monday. Cy
cratic National Committee and Though the administration This Congress is unlikely to pass any major
the pro-Obama political group. can claim it has made huge bills but both sides are prepai jr- af .
Organizing for Action say they strides improving the website gun b 1 l iII::ti 0
will spend the next few weeks which serves as the online battle at the ballot box nextfall
highlighting how Americans exchange for 36 states that re- By Susan Davi
benefit under the law. Consum- fused to create their own ex- -Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP
ers must be enrolled in a health changes Obama is not out of President Obama says his signature health care law "is WSNO-hH soRreavoTs
care plan by Dec. 23 to be on the woods. working and will work into the future." hed ise of g Rupleseati ve o pass
the insurers' rolls Jan. 1. Some of the enrollment data wao n fpssete swepic ofgun1'isj action 's
In a speech to mark the begin- insurers received from Ameri- more than two months ago, and of the law something he said *,Cnrs ept swing calltoehlh it ion's
ning of the effort, Obama took -cans -who have signed up the IRS noted in a response that has been lost with all the atten- gun laws in the wake of the mass shooting at Sady iiook7K aim at Republican lawmakers through the health care ex- it has taken steps to bolster its tion on the website's problems. Elementary School last December. who have repeatedly called for change contain errors mean- fraud detection. As a result of the law, the The bill i a simple, 1.0-year extension of an existing i98
repeal of the law and have at- ing some consumers might not "The president's health care president said, Americans are .law banning gusthat a e unde ectle in metal detectors i tempted to use the troubled be able to access the benefits law continues to wreak havoc on benefiting from bans on insur- or X-Ray machines. Demnocrats wanted to amend the law to implementation to take shots at Jan. 1 when they're scheduled American families, small busi- ers 'setting lifetime benefit lim- strengthen the ban but accepted it without changes to get it several vulnerable Democratic to go into effect. nesses and our economY," House its. He said 7 million seniors passed'
lawmakers up for re-election in Republicans seized on a re- Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Americans with disabilities "if we only define ourselves by this Congress, we're in trou2014 who supported the Afford- port released Tuesday by the said before Obama spoke. "And have saved $1,200 on prescrip- ble because they don'tdo anything," said Joshua Horwitz, able Care Act. Treasury Inspector General for it's not just a broken website." tion drug costs and 9.5 million the- executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence,
"We're not repealing it as long Tax Administration that found After the improvements to the families have received refunds noting that this Congress has not enacted major legislation as I'm president," said Obama, that "critical" pieces in security website, the White House is set from their insurers, on a range of issues, from immigration to a budget. "You who was flanked by Americans controls failed during testing to resume stating its case to the "What's important for every- have tolookat this issue interns ofoverallcongressional who have benefited from aspects and that the Internal Revenue public that it is working to meet body to remember is not only dysfuciii ion,' he said. -y- of the law. He said, "If I have Service's fraud detection system a huge demand from Americans has the law helped millions of Congrssiona i action has notstopped a wave of grassto fight another three years to may not be capable of identify- for affordable health care. people, but there are millions root aroleinthe2014 idterm o iotiivit .ebate tha oeti make sure that this law works, ing ACA refund fraud. Obama said he hopes to focus more that .stand to be helped," pa in the 2 mdrecisavtsy. .
then that's what I'll do." The report was completed attention back on the benefits Obama said. Ihave neverseen asmuch thiown at us on our side as
eeeen ltis ye ani derin g what was thrown at
us,- and the 1'actthat we were able t~o stop everything on afederal level that we've considered to be bad is quite frankly
a miracle," said Alan Gottlieb, chairman of Citizensh Comminh
tee-for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
AnAmtra trai-For example, Gottlieb noted that amunition and gu
riles are up' as are donations and membership to gurnrigt s
groups. The Second Amendment Foundation founded inal
S-1974 by ottiethb, could have its single best fundraisin year
elections.in 2013, and Gottlieb said I 'cpe4cts un owner i
tur-ning out in record numbers nex DNovemler.*-= ~ --Gun-control aidvocates are siitnila)rhy buoye~d despite federal
inaction. rThis m anovemnt is stron g and -of u strongAric
s tti aa Trad -its (ctn the South Acfrican high profit at
including formr go es al roan ab ielt anffo-dis, -Aiz.
rand efoorer New York mayor ich a( looxnhc tassdreN n r
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n r i i e t o t t w e e sdln t launched after the Newtown s hootin s Youis ca n 1i ok d ulthe
spending. ~-federal failure as the end of tis. Toiusnd tnet whRet happenv Analysis: M ndela's party

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An Amtrak train, top, traveling on an unaffected track, passes a derailed. Metro-North commuter train, Sunday, Dec. 1, in sBy B a D. Wood the Bronx borough of New York. If you're an optimist, South African democracy is well established
and solid enough to withstand the trauma of Nelson Mandela's
passing.
tr ainn s ra fo ts teistall d JMandela's African National Congress has won all four national
2 r oai a g e c sio in st ol le elections since the advent of democracy in 1994 though its popularity has gradually eroded. Headed by President Jacob Zumka, the
o sANC still commands a two-thirds majority in parliament before elections in 2014.
By Bart Jansen NTSB member Earl Weener In each case, the board that can be inhaled. The ANC rules in an alliance with the Congress of South African
said the train had a "dead- concluded that positive train The Transportation Depart- Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the South African Communist Party, of The fatal passenger-train man switch," a pedal for the control would have prevented ment could potentially enforce which Zuma was once a member. Communist and union officials crash in New York last week- engineer's left foot that brakes the accident. civil fines for missing the contest elections under the ANC banner.
iend revived interest in auto- the train when released, but Crashes that prompted the deadline. But commuter rail- Zuma, South Africa's president since 2009, is a 71-year-old Zulu matic braking systems, but it's not clear what role the recommendation include: roads are asking for an exten- populist whose personal life is marked with controversy. He has
railroads are struggling after 'equipment played. No brake stA collision of twotrains sion to 2018, and a bipartisan four wives and 20 children. He was charged but not convicted of spending billions of dollars to problems were found in the in April 2011 near Red Oak, group of senators proposed rape. and corruption. meet a congressional deadline investigation's early days, Iowa, where fatigue was a fac- legislation in July to extend John Kane-Berman, the head of the South African Institute of for a national program to pre- Weener said. tor in the deaths of two crew the deadline to 2020, with an Race Relations, says there are enormous divisions within the ANC,












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Suspect in Opa-locka shooting arrested U ="a C ame
Miami Times staff report when Opa-locka po- to escape and they found the three suspects.
lice responded to re- take, cover at City The three men were taken to WORKERS CHARGED WITH STEALING FROM
The suspect in a fatal shoot- ports of shots fired Hall. police headquarters and the NEW BROWARD FBI OFFICE
ing in Opa-locka just blocks at Northwest 133rd M u c h e r s o n second victim identified Muchfrom City Hall has been arrest- Street and Alexan- took off in the erson in a lineup, police said. Federal agents busted a trio this week accused of trying to skim off a
ed, Miami-Dade police said last dria Drive. white Buick and McNeal was airlifted to Jack- construction contract with the nation's top crime-fighting agency. Three
Tuesday. The arrest report crashed into a son Memorial Hospital where men working for a subcontractor at the FBI's new field office in Miramar
The alleged gunman, Marquil indicates that Mc- parked car at he died. There were no other "fluffed" the amount of electrical wire needed for the job, according to a
Mucherson, 23, of Opa-locka, Neal and another un- Northwest 135th reported injuries.
has been charged with first- identified victim were Street and Cairo Police recovered an AR-15 criminal complaint. Then they got caught Wednesday after selling some of
degree murder in the killing of walking down 'Alex- Lane, police said. assault rifle and a firearm at the stolen wiring for $23,660 in cash. William E. Hamilton, Robeet Geseck
Markette McNeal, 33. andria Drive when After the crash he the scene of the crash on Cairo and Michael McGuire.They work for the FBI project's electrical subcontracTwo other suspects were also they spotted a white vehicle, bailed and went into an apart- Lane. The second victim detaken into custody for ques- The driver got out of the car, ment complex at Northwest scribed the shooter's weapon tor, M.C. Dean, based in Virginia. Each defendant wasgranted a $150,000
tioning by police and have a Buick LaCrosse, and opened 135th Street and 32nd Court, as a rifle to police, but officers bond in Fort Lauderdale federal court. Arraignments are pending.
been released. fire on the two victims.-McNeal according to police. Police said would not confirm whether it
The incident took place at was hit by several gunshots, they received a tip that led was the weapon allegedly used SUSPECT IN NAIL SALON KILLING CHARGED
about 12:30 p.m. Monday but the other victim was able them to the complex where by Mucherson. IN EARLIER MURDER

WoA lasAnthwan Ragan, Jr.,19, already jailed on murder charges for shooting W o m an k10-year-old Aaron Vu last month while robbing a nail. salon just outside By Associated Press were Alabama i the killing and had no doubt it Shepherd told The Associated North Miami, was hit with another murder charge lastThursday--the
fans and at was about football, even though Press. execution-style slaying of a man outside a motel inthe city, last month. He's
A woman charged with killing the same party it was unclear to investigators Shepherd said she and her also charged with holding up a Liberty City convenience store and a Nortb
a fellow Alabama fan after the for the annual whether the violence was moti- sister were invited to the party Miami hamburger joint in the last Law enforcement officers
end of last weekend's Iron Bowl game between vated by the game. by a mutual friend who also infootball game was angry that intrastate ri- Texpect more charges to be filed against Ragan as investigators compare
"" d "That's one of the things We rited Briskey. About two dozen
the victim and others didn't vals. With no are investigating," Coker said. people were on hand. cases and continue a manhunt for his cohorts. Ragan, records show, is no
seem upset over the Crimson time left on the BRISKEY Nekesa Shepherd said Bris- Shepherd, the mother of stranger to the criminal justice system, which missed some opportunities
Tide's loss to arch-rival Au- clock, Auburn key flew into a rage when she three, was shot to death in the
burn, said the sister of the returned a missed Crimson saw the sisters and others jok- parking lot of an apartment to put him behind bars. The most glaring: Prosecutors n July had to drop
slain woman. Tide field goal 100 yards for ing that the Crimson Tide's loss complex in the Birmingham a 2012 armed robbery charge when the victim stopped cooperating and a
Adrian Laroze Briskey, 28, a 34-28 victory, dashing any wasn't as bad as if the NBA's suburb of Hoover and the wom- judge refused to grant a continuance. was charged last Monday hopes of Alabama playing for a Miami Heat had lost a game. en did not know each other bewith murder in the killing of third straight national champi- "She said we weren't real Al- fore the party, Coker said. 36-year-old Michelle Shepherd. onship. abama fans because it didn't Court records were not avail- FINANCIAL TROUBLES, DEPORTATION MAY HAVE
Hoover police Capt. Jim Coker The victim's sister, Nekesa bother us that they lost. And able to show whether Briskey DRIVEN CROSSBOW KILLER
said both Birmingham women Shepherd, said she witnessed then she started shooting," has a lawyer. Fear of deportation, accompanied by deep financial problems, may have
led a Weston businessman to kill his wife and teenage son, then drive to
Tallahassee where he unsuccessfully tried to murder his older son, then
Suspected burgla y killed himself, authorities said Thursday.One hint of the family's financial
distress: In early 2013, a court ordered Maldonado and his wife, Monica
aft er p ost ...... a m slain M ira m ar...man Narvaez-Maldonado to pay $3,600 in back rent on their former residence
By Adam Sacasa loaded with ammo, according Fily. andfiends il take on Peppertree Drive in Weston, which they did. Maldonado's rampage
to an arrest report. part in a memorial wadk Sat- began Monday. or early Tuesday morning, when he armed himself with a
Five felony convictions didn't The stash landed Johnson markthe: first -ni.: hand-held crossbow -one of at least three in the house- and fired fatal
stop a Lake Worth man from 142 counts of being a felon versary of a Mir :aar .o..... darts this 47-year-o1dtwifetad his 17-year-old namesake, Pedroi oe
posting a photo of himself on in possession of a weapon or killing.
Instagram holding guns, ac- ammo. D vs hi.ueeqlue Shawntrell Maldonado Jr..
cording to the Palm Detectives also Jonesy 38, *ws tardig just
Beach County Sher- discoveredd about a Pastor feet-" of thefa
iOficPastor accused of theft
The photo of of stolen jew- on Dec. 3.o 201r
Depree Johnson, elry, electronics A neighbrE mile Leon
19, caught the eye and firearms, Serghor, then '4, w s stAnd- from Pembroke church
of a Sheriffs Office and said John- hig nearby in a daze,
deputy on Nov. 22 son led a group naked, and holding By Wayne K. Roustan
due to Johnson'si responsible for tw told Toh
previous convictions 30-40 burglaries ceThe pastor of a church in
for, grand theft, bur- in Palm Beach charge ofse ond-dee III Pembroke Pines was arrested
glary, and felon in County. Monday and accused of pockHeseminiTe alka ire-8JOHNSN SHNEEQU SHAWNTRELL eting donations from some
arm. in Palm Beach County Jail a. m. at Sunshine Ele JONES members of his congregation,
A search warrant execut- where he is being held in lieu t S 7 V i A police said.
ed on Johnson's apartment of $60,000 bail. Blvd.,J and wilten arn4 *frie,,nds,611gather for a m'ne- Jules Derosier, 56, was
Wednesday led deputies to, a Detectives are asking pos- I I a.. outside the M moral from 1-6 p.m. in. Buc- charged with grand theft for
Glock under his bedspread, a sible victims to call the Sher- Yutih Enrchment >enter, P 3100 NW 207th allegedly stealing 11 checks
Tec-9 9nm pistol stolen from iffs Office West Boynton Beach 7000 Mirama Parkway., St., Miami Gardens totaling $2,690. and depositing
Tennessee and a shoe box substation at 561-357-7000. them in his personal bank account. Bank surveillance video showed Derosier depositing
FBI busts contractors accused of stealing wire at least 10 of the 11 checks,
according to the arrest report.
By Paula McMahon and planned to split :the prof- struction east of Interstate 75 A forklift was used to load Representatives from the Pastor Jules Derosier
its. and south of Pembroke Road. several pallets of wire on to the New Life Assembly of God at Derosier, a longtime pastor
Criminal Justice 101: If William Ernest Hamilton, The informant recotl'ded sev- buyers' trailer, agents said. 7885 Pines Blvd. said they at the church, turned himyou're thinking about ripping Robert Gesek, both 59, and eral discussions with the men, The two buyers later told realized in Airil that a series self in to Pembroke Pines Posomeone off, the -FBI may not Michael -McGuire, 51, were according to court records. agents they did not know the of donations had disappeared lice detectives on Monday but be the best target. busted after agents said a McGuire and Hamilton were wire was stolen. from their records, provided no statement, police
FBI agents -arrested three confidential informant tipped' recorded talking about the al- Hamilton and Gesek, who Four church members had said.
construction workers this them off that Gesek and leged scam, agents said were pulled over after leaving made their checks payable to Investigators are asking anyweek on allegations they tried McGuire had "fluffed" the They said Hamilton was re- the warehouse, had two enve- the New Life Assembly of God one with information about to scam the crime-fighting -amount of wire needed for the corded saying "they should lopes with a total of $23,660 between September 2012 and the theft to contact Pembroke federal agency. job. be quiet because they did not cash in their vehicle, agents last February, the report stat- Pines Police at 954-431-2200,
The three men, employees of All three, who are employed kiow who was listening and said. ed. email to tips@ppines.com, or
a subcontractor that is build- by Dulles, Va., subcontractor he would deny any involveing the FBI's new field office M.C. Dean Inc., were released meant unless caught with his in Miramar, were arrested on $150,000 bond. hands on the wire."
Wednesday after agents said The source was asked if they The FBI set up surveillance
,they billed the federal govern- knew anyone who would bray at the construction site and a merit for more electrical wire wire that was purchased for warehouse Wednesday when *than was needed, sold it off the FBI building, under con- the sale was scheduled.



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M-D School's disparity study confirm Black business neglect

FIRMS of our largest and recently-com- the Norland High School project, "This phase of the report was and Economic Justice, a multi- Alumni for a Responsible Educontinued from 1A missioned projects, Mast and I support his effort. Miami-Dade expedited to coincide with the racial group of educators, par- cation [-CARE].
Miami Norland, is that when we County is a multi-cultural envi- recently-established bond con- ents and business leaders, says "We've been saying there was levels for architectural/engi- raise the desired participation ronment which is too often not struction program and. the draft he has problems with how the a disparity and telling the suneering services. goals to include women and lo- inclusive of all minority groups report found disparities. This is data was sorted and interpreted perintendent that forever," he
"However, the District's prac- cal hiring, we're seeing more of and can be exclusionary and significant because this will al- in the disparity study. said. "When he came here only tice of promoting M/WBE [mi- them get contracts. Of course divisive. The primary goal and low us to create a set-aside pro- "We believe that close to $1 1.4 percent of Black contracnority/women business en- companies still have to put in a objective for the Black commu- gram for minorities and women. billion dollars of M-DCPS main- tors were getting contracts. We terprises] at the construction proposal and become pre-quali- nity is to remain focused on end This study will give us more lati- tenance construction and repair believe this report does nothsub-contractor level resulted in fled but the Office of Economic products so that the M/WBE tude to pursue inclusion in cap- work data was not included in ing more than put a spin on a utilization rate which closely Development can help with that. Program can be achieved. Sec- ital construction in the future. the construction portion of the the numbers. So they spent aligns to the racial demograph- We're going out doing work- ond, the final outcome of this Phase 2 will cover procurement disparity study," he said. "What $400,000 for this report to be ics of Miami-Dade County," they shops on a regular basis and are study will affect business and of goods and services and main- is most insulting to our Coali- done but used the wrong years said. "For the period between also willing to show people how economic opportunity for mi- tenance." tion is they want us to believe to study. They should have used
July 2008 and June 2012, the to become vendors." nority businesses, especially "I applaud the efforts of the and accept their recently-cre- 2005 to 2011 and that's what
rate of Black participation in Blacks, for a long time to come. entire school board for imple- ated definition of capital con- was the original intent. We besubcontracting ranged between ACCURATE NUMBERS? Therefore the Black community menting change that was ne- struction just for the purpose lieve they omitted 2005 so that
18.5 and 27.2 percent a Ron Frazier, vice chair of the needs to come together and fo- glected for over 20 years in our of tainting'the disparity study they could boost their findings. marked increase from July 2006 Small Business Enterprise Corn- cus its energy and power to district," said Christopher Nor- data. Florida State Statue 1013 Look we just want inner city through June 2008 when the mittee for M-DCPS, says he is ensure that the proper frame- wood, former chair of the M- defines capital construction and schools to get the resources that average rate was 10. 1 percent." satisfied with the three areas work and rules of engagement is DCPS M/WBE Advisory Com- we demand that definition be they both need and deserve. We
"The informal program we had found to have disparities and correct, the factual data in the mittee. "We should be asking used for the construction phase all know that Black contractors, for M/WBE inclusion contrib- believes that the subcontracting study is accurate and the final why the Black community was of the study. Shame on 'all of among others, haven't been uted to our success rate and area needs further investigation, recommendations can with- not as engaged in demanding you who would attempt to de- getting their fair share and the our arguments that we must "I support the Superinten- stand legal challenges. thi study then from our school ceive an already oppressed com- study proves us right. But if
continue that program in order dent's position of reinstating M-DCPS School Board Mem- leadership." munity." the officials were honest, they'd
to avoid regression," they said. the M/WBE policy and program ber Dr. Dorothy Bendross- But perhaps the most scath- tell you this report doesn't give
"That's going to be our stance. with race- and gender-based Mindingall says the disparity DISSENTING VIEWS ing criticism came from Miami them one reason to celebrate.
In fact,we-intend on creating M/ goals that can withstand legal study will allow them to create Darryl Holsendolph, a Miami native and president of Miami They're simply spinning the WBE programs that cover all challenges," Frazier said. "If he policy "that promotes inclusion native, private consultant and Central's alumni association, truth so they can continue to four areas covered in the report. continues to put M/WBE goals of all subgroups of Miami-Dade recently-elected president of the D.C. Clark who represents Cen- give the bulk of the contracts to What we are seeing, like with two on upcoming projects, similar to County." Dade Coalition for Education tral as part of the Inner City Cuban businesses."



landela's bond with Black USA Are NFL's Blacks being profiled?
appealing that night for an end' found> NFL nice ride, and chances are he's The challenge with racial
MANDELAeleA.fBlacsngenrallyaercehavth toNhAe t violence tha continued from 1A an athlete. Sometimes you get profiling is that whites and
continued from 1A totevoec htwakdterheroes clsrt labelede" Blacks generally perceive the
arrest numbers: Of the 687 to- It's not just an NFL issue. issue much differently benight he began his speech to a As much as he wanted Amer- glass, Mary McLeod Bethune, tal player arrests in the USA The national debate erupted cause white people have not mostly Black crowd of 49,000 icans to rally in support of his Malcolm X and (Martin Luther) TODAY Sports database that anew this year with the Tray- experienced it, 1aid Cyrus people with the opening words African National Congress' ef- King. Not since Marcus Gar- sas1 esn,67i-vnMri aei lrd n eraWsigoDC- t
Gaye's ttelstspans 14 seasons, 607 in- von Martin case in Florida and Mehri, a Washington, D.C., atto G anti-violence an- forts to put the last nail in the vey, a Jamaican immigrant, volved Black players 88 per- the stop-and-frisk police poli- torney who has studied racial
the m: tb heffi ostte, andel' a art- bUnrallngroc tovhis cent, a disproportionate rate cy in New York City. stereotypes and worked on big
"Mtherst mhe of usra-eedMyfound time durinr*hi et si o I prve- sociologists attribute 'to sev- The overall numbers on traf- race and gender cases.
t d in s mn A fian eral social factors in the Black fic stops continue to show dif- "It's very, very painful to the
'ing r firtt .. hi vae c esia w ith me min tei n ieso cs population at large, including ferences along racial lines: A African-American community,
Bother, 'frotheo, rotherof yo a ov~ersp~$ipains wito a~gomene fheir'liom osy t a disproportionate rate of pov- study released this. year by the and the white community is Tdere'".................yo tandte o urnlists f o Back someonr m bro'd ." ll erty and single-parent back- Justice Department showed not fully sensitized to how big
da a'tir grounds. a higher percentage of Black of an issue this is," Mehri said.
abot the ongoing violence in His p i doing that th father f South Arias Those factors also include drivers (13 percent) than white "The best thing we can do as a
Ser ci te d 0e d profiling, civil rights experts drivers (10 percent) reported country is to talk about it and
and NFL players say. their most recent contact with deal with it. than to sweep it
ter a pnent tofapat m t oanedgn "We get looked at a lot more police came from being pulled under the rug."
i2tfe m than the average Joe Blow be- over in a traffic stop. The American Civil Liberedtr dominate tieitycrea- his' sperht 7,10 e r in or that onectabl bi i cause of what kind of car we In a similar survey released ties Union defines racial proejto doimat the at ma- hi sech2 t 7 d anictsBak drive or how we look," said in 2011, a greater percentage filing as "law enforcement and
to d ism li tt mrite on Washington Redskins wide re- of Black drivers (4.7 percent) private security practices that
':" ,ys1'W>'S W ceiver Santana Moss, who was than white drivers (2.4 per- disproportionately target peonot one of the arrestees. 'rYou cent), were arrested during a ple of color for investigation

see a young, Black kid in a traffic stop. and enforcement."
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NAACP crimes and had permission to found their request "interestcontinued from 1A be on the property. Many resi- ing." GIVE A SHELTER PET THE BEST GIFT OF ALL
dents 'have filed complaints "This may be more of an
tolerance initiative. Miami Gar- against the Department, but internal affairs issue for the xF
dens residents have recently without proper oversight the Miami Gardens Police Depart- D
filed lawsuits against the police NAACP feels that the Miami ment and may well be a viola- A 0
department.for civil rights vio- Gardens Police Department tion of our Department's prolations and discrimination, will not properly conduct the fessional standards," he said. "We want people to be safe investigations into the allega- "The State Attorneys Office and krnow:'that the police* are tions against the Department. said they did not find there to EEY O1 Y

there to protect them," said "Those who may be fearful of .be any criminal actions cornAdora Obi Nweze, president of coming forward to the public mitted by our officers ................................................................................................ ....................
the NAACP Florida State Con- are less likely to have that fear Some of what seems to be ference. "We don't want to be when talking to federal inves- discussed is information that REDUCED PET ADOPTION.FEES AVAILABLE
put on a list and be targeted tigators because they are not comes from media reports for more harassment. scared of retaliation, Nweze which may or may not be ac- D EC E M B ER 1 ,
The NAACP has obtained said. "And we want the public -curate. I'm content to let the .....
video recordings from Miami to know that the NAACP will investigation go forward but Gardens store owner Alex remain vigilant on this issue' I'm also confident that our city C
Saleh, which show police of- and see it to its conclusion." manager will get to the bottom '- Couny"Aima Services
ficers, regularly questioning, Miami Gardens Mayor Oli- of this." '
frisking and arresting people ver Gilbert says he was not D. Kevin McNeir assisted with 7401 NW. 74 St. Miami, FL 33166
who were not committing any contacted by the NAACP and this report.


Mayor works through troubled times

GILBERT trained right here that also live at which time they [the court] Iel II *] I ,Jl
continued from lA in Miami Gardens. That's the and our city manager will make
direction in which we're h eaded their determinations. In the ' -!e*]gl:~[ [ xi
Gibsoni," he said. "I think Gib- today hiring new young peo- past five or six years, we have son and the council did the pie who are eager to make this a followed an enhanced policing best they could for a brand new safer community who are from strategy and are arresting peocity. What we're facing now are this community and want a ca- ple for every possible violation:DE MB R ED C D ETA O T N
cumulative problems and the 'reer not just a job." gambling in the open, gun pos-DE E B R E UC DP TA OI N
leadership of today must stay session, using drugs in' public, 'FEES ALSO AVAILA :AT"
on course. There's a new mayor CONTROVERSY OVER ZERO even broken tail lights. Why?
and a new city manager and we TOLEIRANCE 'Because we noticed a general Hi
both realize that rhetoric won't A growing number of resi- lack of respect for the law. We 'w .mnsoity m....
fix our problems." dents or visitors to Miami Gar- want to make the people that whu aeoitma or
Gilbert added that one of dens have noted that they are are committing crimes feel un- 'lQ I ,
his first tasks is to change .the being pulled over by police for comfortable." P uad e sI ..c@loaton
structure of the police depart- no apparent reason. In fact, the Gilbert says the average numment as well as the require- mayor and police department ,ber of homicides over the last "www.thecatnetWork.org
ments for one being hired as an have been hit with a federal three years has been around 25 ,
officer., civil rights lawsuit that alleges but he says that's still too high
"The Department was estab- aggressive police tactics includ- for liking. C N E T
lished in 2007 and back then ing stop-and-frisk searches and "We have 110,000 people in an officer had to be certified," arbitrary arrests that target Miami Gardens but 25 young C NN CT
h si."ht mean twewere Blcs n hl ibr ol lack men kiled inneyea is A OPT

guaranteed experienced officers not speak to the pending law- too high for me," he said. "We ( 5)lOVE'
but it also meant that many of suit, he did say there are sev- have to redirect the energy ofL r
them were coming from other eral ways to look at the City's our youth. That's why we de- : ._.-.-:
departments and areas some trespass policy. cided to use bond money to :
knowing very little about what "The current policy allows our activate our parks and reenhindsight, I may have required property where it appears that them off the streets. And we're ~ tIH, I esoeete o e e.that only half of the officers be they are trespassing [loitering] bringing in 11 new officers too certified it would have deft- and that's to keep people safe," all of whom will be current k
nitely helped our budget be- he said. "Of course officers residents of Miami Gardenis. Nocause we had to take on the sal- also have to respect people's one said this would be easy but aries they were making before civil rights. As it relates to the we're committed to finding ways a: .: r
joining our force. The other half' pending lawsuit, I believe that to reduce crime and increase would have been new officers, the facts will come out in court safety."













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By Gigi Tinslv
Faith and Family editor
gtmesley@miamhtimesonlmte.com

District 2 School Board Member Dr.C Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall is gearing -up for her 13th annual "No More Broken Hearts" '
Domestic Violence Workshop. This free-toahe-ublic event focuses on educating d esomproviding resources to teens and adults frm various walks of life with the messa eI that violence of any form is destructive to the community as whole. HE
"During my tenure as a principal, I saw the negative effects domestic violence had sng de it
on our students,"said Bendross-Mindingall. "The child wouldabecome very with- for YOUNG
drawn and depressed and immediately, I wmi-ldknow that something terrible had _oa m
happened in that child's home. Domestic violence is boueyuclldfradwl
not be toleratd in my district."o ut oe]li D rm Suecalled fobc hl oSrYwill
All administrators, staff and teachers are asked to be in attendance. All educators R ev. D r. Y oung: "I am
seelaang to qualifyC for professional development credit' must register the PD pogo d's
in order to receive points. [please call Bendross-Mindingall's office for all PD portal, om tt d t
iformtion] omte o G ds
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By Gigi Tinsley Young's involvement and perle J gtinsley@miamitimesonline.com the holy spirit and Jesus



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nSchool and gradu several successful scholarship event held annu- Reverend Robert Young be summed up in hisonLoue sn"a ated in the Class of beauty salons, em- ally in his name. The funds is the first of five children mitnent to the divine calling
gde mne s pofe-1941. She also ma ploying numerous reaized from each event are born to the late Rev. Wil- on his life.
triculated at Miami- individuals. She sent to the Johnson C. Smith le L. Young Sr., and Susie "I have a passion for what
Lord" Dade College [the also worked for the Theological Seminary [JC- Young. A native of Miami I do in obedience to things
former Miami-Dade Florida State Regu- STS] to aid students. The JC- and a product of the Miami- placed on' my heart by the
By Gigi Tinsley Community College] lation Department STS is the only historically Dade County Public School Holy Spirit," Young said. "My
Faith and Family editor and Nova University for many years as Black seminary of the Pres System, he graduated from endeavor and aim is to take
gtinsley@miamtimesonline.com [NU. Grayson worked since. r "' her a State Examiner byterian Church. Founded Miami Carol City Senior High the message of hope to the
for the Miami-Dade Grysn in Cosmetology in 1867 as part of the Free- S n the U.. vesets to fUN tLouella L. Grayson, "a very County School Sys- GRAYSON and on the Board men's College of North Caro- Army. He fell in love with ed, procla i ig liberty to
determined, people-oriented, tem for 39 years. Very of Directors. liain Charlotte, the futur 'e his high school sweetheart, those who are bound by vanifocused young girl and pres- soon after'finishing at the NU, seminary graduated its first J. Elaine, and his relentless ous life challenges."
ently a priority, detailed ma- Louella went to live in Harlem LEGACIES AND class, consisting of three stu- pursuit led to their marriage. Street ministries draw
ture lady, was born in Miami and then in Brooklyn, NY. She MEMORIES ARE FOREVER dents, in 1872.- In 19L23, Jane Married for more than. 40 youth
Dec. 12, 1922," said members returned to Miami in 1969 and Louella was married in 1960 Berry Smith of Pittsburgh, PA, years, they are the parents of For more than thirty-five of her extended family, the has been here since. Grayson and her husband, Elder Leroy endowed the institution and Racquel, Kiser and Corey and years, he has been involved Hayneses. She attended Book- has worked as a fashion de- Grayson, died in May, 1980. constructed new buildings on the grandparen ts of Devon. Please turn to YOUN G 11B
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By Kenneth Mack too long. The whole nation is in danger of are a lot of people conforming instead. So


being swept away from the faith because you and I have a decision to make as we
"Then Moses stood in the entrance of sin and iniquity has swooped in like a move forward in this world in which we
the camp, and said, "Whoever is on the stealth bomber on a mission. So it was live in. Are we in or are we out? The Lord Lord's side come to me!" And all the then and so it is today! There is a great is on His way back and time is not on our sons of Levi gathered themselves together need for those who claim the name of side. So while we are waiting let us strive
to him.' [Exodus 32:261 God to step up and step out. to do the will of God and those things
.While Moses was in the Mount, receiv- With all that is happening around us that please Him. The decision is yours ing the law from God, the people were idle we need to truly make up our mids, what will it be! [Joshua 24:14 (NI] ? ,:. .- ,an d isolated. .They had too much time on As Moses poses this question' to the 1.. 4 "Now fear th Lrdiand servehi!.i.;:d. ~=
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AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL
Metropolitan A.M.E. Church Second Canaan M.B. Church
Rev. Vernon C. Miller Rev. Jeffrey Mack
1778 NW 69 Street 4343 NW 17th Ave. 305-638-1789
305-696-4201
ASSEMBLY OF GOD Walking in Christ MB Church
Revival Tabernacle Assembly of God Rev. Larry Robbins, Sr.
Rev. Leonard S. Shaw 3530 NW 214 Street 305-430-0443
2085 NW 97th St. 305-693-1356
NON-DENOMINATIONAL
BAPTIST Christian Tabernacle Center
Greater Harvest Baptist Church Ministries
'. ~ ;'Rev. Kenneth McGee Pastor Charles Rodgers
14135 NW 7th Ave. 305-725-6321 1755 NW 78th St. 9 786-663-9832

New Philadelphia Baptist Church
Rev. Rickie Robinson Sr.
8640 NW 22nd Ave. 305-505-0400 RO., Box 472-426, 33147-2426 6 305-7992920
CHURCH OF CHRIST
-Photo: David Longstreath New Life Christian Center
Nelson and WinnieMandela flank groundbreaking civil rights figure Rosa Parks as the Man- Church of Christ in Perrine Pastor Charles Rodgers
delas are welcomed atDetroit Metropolitan Airport on June 28,1990.. Minister Alfred Holt 1755 NW 78th St. 786-663-9832
18301 SW 107th Ave. 786-427-0280
World celebrates ivandela'sleay.so.,o,.sApteR.CebJn
________ legacy Divine Hope Restoration Ministries
MISSONAR BAPISTApostle R. Caleb'Jean

MANDELA New Union Grove M.B. Church 16601 NW 8th Ave. 9 786-419-0728
continued from 10B Pastor Marvin McIntyre, Sr.
2905 NW 62nd St. 305-836-4839 PENTECOSTAL
his eventual support for peace- Signs and Wonders Int'l Ministries
ful co-existence with whites New Canaan M.B. Church
him he espet o TApostle Prophet Dr. Marty Glenn Davis earned him the respect of
many. His popularity was evi- Rev. Paul West, Sr. 3982 NW 167 St. 305-628-4434
dent when he visited the United 5598 NW 7th Ave. 9 954-981-1832
States in June 1990. New Life Family Worship Center
Trudy Gallant-Stokes recalls Greater St. James MB Pastor Barbara J. Boyce
how Tiger Stadium in Detroit International Church
hummed with excitement as 4875 NW 2nd Ave. 9 305-759-9358 1195 NW'119 St. 305-308-5064
thousands of people awaited
his arrival. Gallant-Stokes, New Christ Tabernacle Church UNITED METHODIST
then a freelancer from Black Rev. Harold Marsh Ebenezer United Methodist Church
Entertainment Television, said 1305 NW 54th St. 305-835-2578 Rev. Dr. Joreatha McCall Capers, Sr. Pastor
Mandela connected deeply to 2001 NW 35th St. 305-635-7413
crowd. Mt. Tabor M.B. Church
"He seemed to be speaking Rev. George E. McRae
just human being to human -PhotobyThemba Hadebe, AP 1701 NW 66 Street 9 305-693-0820
being," she said. "He was so Mandela greets supporters at a May 25, 1999, election rally .
humble in spite of all he'd accomplished." in Sebokeng township.
A chance encounter in the
hallway of Detroit's Renaissance Center stays with her.
Gallant-Stokes was standing
with her mother when Mandela Y'
passed by a few feet away..
"He just happened to turn YOUNG of.Science Degree in Christian serves as overseer to Pastors
and nod at us. That was our continued from 10B Ministries and a Doctor of Min- Diamond and Sherry Smith,
moment," she said. istry in Christian Education. who founded Agape Love and
Baylor's moment had come with various street ministries. Davis died in2002 and Young Praise Word Church Internahours before in a hangar at the He is the founder and director became the interim pastor. tional in Gainesville, Florida."
airport where Mandela had held of Straight Street Ministries, "Young was installed as our se- Pastor Patrice Elmore added,
a news conference. In thanking which evolved into J.U.M.P. nior pastor in December, 2003," "Pastor Rob's vision is to teach,
his hosts, he mentioned Baylor. JAM [Jesus Uses Many People]. Elder Susie M. Canty said. "He preach, and witness in such a
"I have a tape of him saying "This evangelical outreach was employed by the U.S. Post- way that lives are transformed
my name out of his lips," Bay- was founded in 1994 and wit- al Service for more than thirty from ordinary to extraordinary.
1or said. "I'm talking about this nesses to youth of all ages and years and retired from manage- He believes that through part22 years later, and I am excited stages of developmental and meant in 2010. He now serves as nerships, the masses can be
about it all over again." spiritual levels," Young said. full time senior pastor of what reached and needs met, emMandela's visit changed De- While he and his wife were is now known as New Seventy- powering people to impact their
troit, says former UAW leader serving as mission leaders in a ninth Street Word Church In- lives, community, and the world
Owen Bieber. local fellowship, they were as- ternational [NSSWCI]. in a positive way.".
Mandela brought the city to- -Photo by Jhn Poria, AP signed to What was then known "To know Dr. Robert Young
gather at a time of racial ten- Mandela gets a hug from singer Whitney Houston on Nov. s GO INTO THE WORLD is to know that he is purpose
sion, Bieber said. As police 10, 1994, at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa. Baptist Church to assist the AND SERVE driven to equip people through
escorted Mandela from the air- late Pastor Westly D. Davis with "The church is a historical sound instruction to live out
port, Bieber saw people stand- advisory commission on South around him as he got off the the ministry, landmark in the community their purpose by faith. To know
ing outside their cars as the Africa under President Reagan, plane in Detroit. It was like "The assignment that was to and serves as a place of ref- him is to know that he serves motorcade passed. He assumed had been working with South having my arm around a bag last for one year was just anoth- uge and hope. Multi-ethnic wholeheartedly in his endeavor they were angry at the stopped Africa's Metal and Allied Work- of bones. He was very gaunt," er step in the manifestation of in composition, the ministry(-. .. Turning Hearts and Prepartraffic. ers Union to free its leader Mo- Bieber said. God's master plan," Lady Young has a heart for missions and ing People," Canty said.
"These people were waving ses Mayekiso, who had been Bieber asked Mandela why said. In the interim, he became presently supports missions [NSSWCI] invites the public to us.- There were more-whites jailed following a riot with po- he did not seek revenge against a licensed evangelist and was ,in Haiti and the Philippines," to attend their "Fortifying the than there were Blacks," he lice. whites. ordained as a Minister of the Canty said. "Believing that Foundation" Gala, Dec. 11-13,
said. Bieber, says he found that "He said there's nothing to be Gospel, received from Jack- God equips those He chooses [Wed.-Fri.] It culminates Sun.,
Bieber had seen firsthand South Africa's black residents gained by retribution. 'I'm just sonville Theological Institute to establish churches, 'Pastor Dec. 15th at 10:45 a.m.
the conditions in South Africa's lived in fear of arbitrary arrest interested in' building a better a Bachelor of Science Degree Rob' [as the officers and mem- For more information call black townships and prisons on' and beatings. When he met country for all of its citizens,' in Biblical Studies, a Master's bers refer to him] ordained and 786-718-5399. a visit to the country in 1986. Mandela in Detroit, he mar- Bieber recalled.
Bieber, then president of the veled at his calm demeanor and "I was just. amazed. I have
a me oro, a ot o a iraioo Students get help with violent homes
tary of State George Schultz's 'I remember putting my arm him.".
%';' vites the community to a fre VIOLENCE tries is: "Heart Super Heroes .... 1 p.m. at Miami Edison Middle
SMind, Body, and Soul En- continued from lOB Who Protects and Defends Your School and we ask that you
hancements; self-improve- Heart? "Save-the-Date," so that you
U] St. Peter's A.OC.'s Concert benefiting The Miami ment class and Zumba Fit- "Recently, School Board poli- First, second and third place may be in attendance.
Nurses Guild will sponsor a Rescue MiSsion will be held on ness. Call 305-691-0018. cy was passed addressing Teen winners will be announced at "The "No More Broken yard sale at the church every Sunday, Dec. 15, 5 p.m. at Dating Violence and procedures the workshop and selected art- Hearts". .. Domestic Violence
Sat., until Dec. 1&th beginning Bethel Apostolic Temple, 1855 U A Mission With A New for handling potentia situations work will be featured on next Workshop promises to be an inat 8 a.m. Call 305-310-0855. NW 119th St. Call 305-454- Beginning Church Worn- that may arise at the school year's program. More instruc- sightful event not to be missed,"
6139 for more info. .en's Department provides site," said Bendross-Mindingall. tions will be soon forthcoming. Bendross-Mindingall. "In addi*] New Seventy-ninth community feedings. Call 'The workshop will identify and Youth are encouraged to at- tion to the great speakers and
Word Church Int'l invites U] Shades of Rhythm will 786-371-3779. address harmful behavior that tend the workshop Community vendors, attendees can expect
the public to their annual "For- host a family New Christmas negatively impacts the learning service hours are will be given entertainment, free breakfast
tifying the Foundation Gala" Concert featuring the sensa- [] Bethany Seventh-Day environment." to those students who either at- and lunch, as well as, sporadic
at the church, Dec. 11-13 and tional A'dore on Dec. 21 from Adventist Church hosts be- In addition to the workshop, tend the interactive youth ses- giveaways
culminating on Sun., Dec. 15. 7-9 p.m. at the African Hen- reavement sharing group District 2 is preparing to ad- "sion or who assist with logisti- For answers to any questions Each service starts at 7 p.m. tage Cultural Arts Center. Call meetings, every 2nd Sunday vertise a poster art competition cal needs. you may have, please contact
305-975-1837. from 3-4 p.m. Call 305-634- open to middle and high school This workshop will take place Rachel or Blake at 305-995*] The 5th S.A.V.IO.R. 2993. students. The theme for all en- on Feb. 8, 2014 from 10 a.m.- 2311.
March and community rally U] 5000 Role Models of
will be held Sat., Dec. 14 at 11 Excellence Foundation cor- U Street Evangelist Out- G r y ose k g ow hit Gd

a~m. The march will begin at dially invite you to participate reach Ministries will con- _Gardens and end at Bunche Luther King, Jr. Unity Scholar- evangelizing without fear. Call
Park in Opa-locka with a can- ship Breakfast, Mon., Jan.20, 786-508-6167. .GRAYSON to Atlanta, GA as Johnson C. her relatives friends and acdie light vigil and ceremony to 2014 at 8:30 a.m., Jungle continued from 10B Smith Theological Seminary quantances, Grayson has for
honor the lives lost to violence Island Treetop Ballroom. Call U] Free'dem To Dance stu- and joined the consortium of years suggested that a dona-.
in our community. Call 305- 305-995-2451 Ext. 2 by Fri- dents need help purchasing the 75-acre campus in honor historical Black Protestant tion be given to her in the name 942-0483. 'day Dec. 20. [boystreath of her husband, Johnson C. seminaries called the Interde- of JCSTS and as a gift to them,
s and girls] liturgical and Smith, for whom the institu- nominational Theological Cen- she gives them a dinner along H]A Soulful Noise Holiday U] New Day In Christ in- dance uniforms. Call 786- tion was named in 1969, the ter. with different types of enterreligious department, relocated Instead of receiving gifts from tainment and games.









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IMolly Poletto Was forced to retire suffered two debilitating con- :
rcussions that forced her to elative to provide in-home care
early from college retire.
That summer, I joined By John Waggoner dent rater, such as A.M. Best.
By Anna Cassel fered while playing college the. Northwestern Univer- You want your insurance cornsoccer. sity team and was soon No one wants to spend pany to be around in 20 years
Two summers ago, as my A sad coincidence, or a sign named the starting goal- time reading an insur- when you need it. What else to
collegiate soccer career was the game has to change? The keeper. A few weeks into ance policy. But if look for, according to attorney
beginning at Northwestern dangers of concussions in the season, I suffered you're concerned Frank Darras of Ontario, Calif.
University, I 'had the privilege the National Football League my first concussion, about your long- A record of low premium
of playing against two of the launched a national debate. after getting kneed in term care, you'll increases. In September, John
best goalkeepers in the coun- But other sports have not the head. The next N"read it carefully. Hancock raised some of its
try, Molly Poletto and Emily gotten the same attention.. year, I was kicked As with all long-term care premiums 40
Oliver. By any reckoning, we They should. and elbowed in the nn c e percent, Darras says. "Look for
were three of the most fear- I played against Molly in head in back-to- policies, you the companies with the lowest
less and hardworking goal- June 2011, when we were back games, which s h o u 1 d premium increases the past 10
both about to start col- knocked me out for c EYES ON THE Check the years." Two suggestions: Northhad spent time playing for the lege careers. Sadly, Molly weeks. I returned .. company's west Mutual and New York Life.
U.S. Youth National Team. never made it onto the field to the field at the end of i BALL: Zaha used ratings Flexibility on at-home care
Yet, all three of us have been when she got to the Univer- the fall 2012 season, only to 7d his head.to get through providers. Some companies
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Cal Thomas this monstrosity that's making question: Can centralized,
things worse. It's less about bureaucratic government
Cal Thomas is a conserva- the website than access to the l t i a g an ua run a health care system
tive columnist. Bob Beckel is quality health care now avail- R that is one-sixth of the econa liberal Democratic strategist. able to most Americans. Qual- ": ? .ff government could do
But as longtime friends, they ity will diminish as the newly ihin gs ficiently, we wouldn't
can often find common ground insured flood doctors' offices ha* a ia17 trilliondebt (and
on issues that lawmakers in and hospitals. We don't want : ': l
Washington cannot. the U.S. health system to suf- BOB,( States that took reBOB: Republicans in Con- fer the British National Health : sponsib~ility for implementing
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to fall. But they won't have essary deaths. :Kentucky, have been sucHealthCare.gov to kick around BOB: High-quality health c 6esu1 States controlled by
as a political tool much Ion- care is not available to millions Republicans that refused to
ger. The Obamacare website of Americans who don't have tak~e. any responsibility for
repairs have been successful; health insurance, or whose helping to implement the law
50,000 people can now use the substandard *plans provide forced the federal governwebsite at the same time. The minimum coverage. That's why ment to take over.
White House reports that more the Affordable Care Act is so CAL; Many in these states
*people signed up for Obam- important. It provides quality are being shoved into Medacare on Sunday and Monday health insurance to both the icaid. Many doctors won't
than in all of October. Presi- uninsured and underinsured, accept Medicaid patients bedent Obama is delivering on CAL: Agreed 'on unavail- cause the reimbursements
his promises. ability, but even optimists ac- :;,.:-/are too small. A study in The
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Millennials urged to get health insurance More stepsshould betaken
Pres. Obama tells young Americans to act 'responsibly' not want to pay for insurance to fix health care issues
they should recognize that as __________________.....
By Aamer Madhani at that point, often times, it's adults they have a respon- H ALTH the publics faith in Obamacare.
too late." sibility to their communities continued from 12B collapses would the smartest
anthioerot inu o cniudfo 12 colapstaes, wouln the srtesot
WASHINGTON President The remarks by the president and their peers to sign up for s g ha out
Obama made the case Wednes- come as the Obama adminis- insurance. ake people healthier. Writ- to Republicans and ask them for
day for young Americans to traction is at the beginning of "Sometimes in this debate ing last week in The Wall Street help in rewriting the law? Or is
sign up for insurance under a three-week effort to encour- what we've heard are people Journal, William Galton, a that a naive notion with elecObamacare urging a group age Americans to return to the saying: 'I don't need this. I Brookings Institution fllow, lions less than a year away?
of Millennial backers of his largely repaired federal online don't want this. Why are you ca
health policy to remind their health exchange that had been impinging on my freedom to the Obamacare website with the done everything they could to
peers of the consequences of beset with technical problems do whatever I want?' Obama haste to launch the Challefger cripple health care reform, and
per fte o s q e csaid. If you get sick, and you
not having health care. since its launch on Oct. 1: sic in 1986 over the objections of I don't think that will change.
In remarks before 160 young Now that the website is work- get to the hospital and you engineers who predicted "a high Republicans want to use Obamactivists from local and nation- ing relatively smoothly, the don't have any coverage, then probability of catastrophic fail- acre in the 2014 elections
al groups at a summit hosted Obama administration says it somebody else is also going to ure." The Challenger exploded, against Democrats who voted
by the White House, Obama will spend much of the coming be paying for it. killing all of the astronauts. If for it. They want to see it fail,
recalled his own days -as a so- weeks encouraging Americans "It may be your family that the Obama administration had even at the expense of people's
called "young invincible," that to sign up for insurance, so -Phot: Brendan Smialowski can't afford it," Obama added. waited until the website worked, health.
cohort of 20-somethings that -they have coverage at the be- President Obama speaks on "Or it may be everybody else wewouldn't be having this con- CAL: Government does few
the president is counting on to 'ginning of the year. health care during the White that does have health insur- versation. things well, and your faith in
sign up for health care to keep No group is more important House Youth Summit at the and is acting responsibly BOB: I have worked with Bill its ability to improve "people's csig n-for eeyn. t h ucs ftelwta os ot umta h and is essentially, subsidizing Galstoi. He is a smart Demnocrat health"~ is astounding. Now that
costs down-for everyone, to the success of the law than WieHueo e.4 o o orcr
"I do remember what it is like young Americans. But Obama' s White House on Dec.4. you for your care." and completely right. The web- Senate Majority Leader Harry
being 27 or 28," Obama said. pitch on Wednesday came as a bring worse care, 51 percent The president also took a site launch' should have been Reid has gotten his way on the
"Aside from the occasional bas- new poll from the Harvard In- believe it will bring higher moment to criticize I conserva- delayed That would have avoid filibuster, I worry that the Inketball injury, most of the time stitute of Politics showed that costs and 57 percent said they tive groups that have launched I kind of felt like I had nothing Millennials are nearly as dis- disapprove of the president's advertising campaigns encour- C In d mane thetain wreck Sena e m emers te to worry about. enchanted with the law- as the signature law, according to the aging young people to opt out.
Of course that's what most general population., poll. of Obamacare and instead pay aovnum s eine and who
people think until they have Forty percent of young Amer- Obama made the case that a fine for failure to obtain coysomething to worry about. But icans believe Obamacare will while many Millennials might erage.
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this January during training, racking up those statistics, the sport by concussions. To college soccer players suffer wile women, wholive longer, many medical costs, however. Emily had the most, spectac- Emily also collected concus- me, this does not seem to be a concussions more often than n an average 3.7 y The mistaken belief I t
ular trajectory of us all. After sions. fluke. high school football players Assisted living doesn't come the governeil p for
beating me early in the 2011 She suffered her last .in a According to the American (1.55 concussions per 1,000 cheap: An average o $3,022 longterm care is one reason
season, she helped lead Stan- match on Aug. 31 this year and Academy of Neurology; women games). a month for, a room at an why people don't get longford to the national champi- was forced to retire a few weeks playing college soccer suffer 1.8 And I suspect that the risk assistd living facility, o t care. Another is that onship. Over three years, Em- later. concussions per 1,000 games for goalkeepers specifically is $6,264 a year, according to people don' think they will
ily never lost a regular season As I follow Emily into retire-. more than the combined much higher. the Assisted Livn Federation n it hs
o9f America. The~ costsgo up is the cost: about~ $1,985> a
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Having a policy that allows payout. People who need full- claims process. for providing care, Darras says. resident relatives to provide scale nursing home care. will And some companies will You'd probably prefer a resident care eliminates 90 percent of need it for about that long, Dar- want a plan of care, signed by ,a relative to provide some care. claims disputes, he says. And it ras says. a doctor, before they'll pay out. M you're not g one: ge,sa Hokis
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Founder of Pastime Restaurant dies
WILLIAM BRADLEY, fondly Florida and after two years was
known as "Bill" entered into drafted by the United States
rest on Tuesday, December Army where he served until
3rd. October 17, 1960 upon which
Born in Rains, South Caro- he was honorably discharged. No( pr()tectiCur"
lina on May 10, 1928. He was ., Bill moved to Miami in 1957
the second oldest child of the while still in the military,
late Mr. and Mrs. David and ~-studying the trade of electronschool there and after gradu- his life, Leila Williamns and in
ation worked on the tobac- 1959 was united in Holy Matco farms. Later he moved to rimony.
Haines City, Florida and after He was employed by Philco
United States Army where he and was later employed by Edserved until October 17, 1960 wards Produce; while workupon which he was honorably ing part-time at Cal's Bar and*
discharged. Bill moved to Mi- Jr., Blvd. in 197 1 and also Lounge. amri in 1957 while still in the owned Mitchell's Coin Laundry By him being the ambitious military, studying the trade of located at 6200 NW 24 Avenue. man that he was, he wanted electronics. In 1958 he met the He employed many in the com- to become an entrepreneur love of his, life, Leila Williams munity as well as family mem- and with the help of James and in 1959 was united in Holy bers. Youngblood, the opportunity
Matrimony. He was well known for his presented itself and in 1961
He was employed by Phil- smile, his jokes, his giving he purchased and ran Pastime co Appliances for a period of heart but most of all for the Bar. time and was later employed love he had for family and He founded Pastime Restauby Edwards Produce; while friends. He will truly be missed rant located at 2469 Dr. Martin working part-time at Cal's Bar by all. fondly known as "Bill" Luther King, Jr., Blvd. in 1971 and Lounge. By him being the entered into rest on Tuesday, and also owned Mitchell's Corn ambitious man that he was, December 3rd. Laundry located at 6200 NW
he wanted to become an en- Born in Rains, South Caro- 24 Avenue. He employed many
trepreneur and with the help lina on May 10, 1928. He was in the community as well as of James Youngblood, the op- the second oldest child of the family members. He was well portunity presented itself and late Mr. and Mrs. David and 01- known for his smile,. his jokes, in 1961 he purchased and lie Bradley. He attended school his giving heart but most of all
ran Pastime Bar. He founded there and after graduation for the love he had for family Pastime Restaurant located* at worked on the tobacco farms. and friends. He will truly be, 2469 Dr. Martin Luther King, Later he moved to Haines City, missed by all.


Tree, Lighting DahNtc ~
FestivalDEACONESS LULA MAE /

92, of MiamriGardenis, transitioned for eternal peace and
rest ~with the'-Lord on SaturRichmnd Hightshom 'day, December 7 at Palmetto
RichmondHeights I General Hospital. She was U ** a
owners AsoiainIc loving and devoted wife to the 3
presents Iits 28th annual late Deacon Aldine Sale s, Sr. Tree Lighting Festival, 5-10
p.m., Saturday, December 14 [for 50 years and she was the
mother of the late Rev. John
at Sgt Joe Delanceys Park, ASls 1
14450' Boggs Drive, Rich- Those who will cherish her
mond Heights.meoisicu:the y
Come enjoy this family mmre nld:trelv
affair featuring -local ing daughters, ,Catherine J. Curry, Rev. John A. Sales,
dancer, ~hofs, poes, l s Edwards, Lovarna Sales Aldine Sales, Jr. and Joseph.*** and the ,Junkanoo Band in Harrell (Rogers) and Aretha L. Sales.3 partnership with Miami--Dade Sales-Smith, all -of Miami; Viewing 4-8 p.m., Friday I* County Parks and Recreation, two caring sons, Rev. Phil- at Mitchell Funeral Home.j ** *
the Department of Cultural lip Sales (Hey-Chi) of Colum- Service 1:30 p.m., Saturdayu a*U a
Affairs and Kendall Police bus, GA and Jeremiah Sales at First Baptist Missionary Department. of Atlanta, GA; four children Church of Brownsville, 4600
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Hall Ferguson Hewitt Royal Hadley Davis Range Wright & Young In Memoriam
JAMAL.JONES, 26, sales clerk, QUEEN OLA YOUNG, 88, Miami Gardens WILLIE BELL LARAMORE, SENETTA JEAN "Roberts"
died December housewife, VERNA BROOKS, 57, self em- 96, homemaker GILBERT, 75, In loving memory of,
died December died November homemaker,
5. Service '12 died Decemer ~ployed, died died Decemp.m., Saturday 4 at St. Deceme2
at Jordan Grove Catherine West De 2 at include: her, ber 3 at JackMisoayRhbltto.Jackson North son Memorial
Mis sio n ary Rehabilitation. n e p h e w
Baptist Church. Viewing 4-9 Hospital. Ser- Johnny Parker; Hospital. Surviviceniece, Mtte vors included:
Royal Funeral Saturday in the Parker;great daughter, Deb,,Home. Service n e p h e w, raAnnGilbert
-'" ROSA KATE WARE, 87, retired Primitive Baptist Church, 6931 NW in-law, Eloise Hill of Macon Virgil Gilbert; five grand, seven
teacher of 17Avenue. LAMAR MATHIS, 41, laborer, Georgia; several other nieces, and greatgrands, two nephews, one
Miami Dade died November nephews, also great nieces, and niece, three special cousins, two
County Public COLIN P JAMES aka "Cigar 14 in Denver, great nephews; a host of other adopted children, two god children
14 in? Denver gra nepews a: host ':

School System, Jmy 84, Colorado. Ser- relatives and friends. Service 10 and four special friends. Viewing
died December tile setter, died vice 1 p.m., Sat- a.m., Saturday in the chapel. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m, Friday at Wright '
4. Viewing 2-8 December 8 urday at Addinia and Young Funeral Home, 15332
p.m., today at at North Shore Girch Ministries. DELORES DAVIS, 76, hospital NW 7 Avenueg 11am., a aFL 33169.
Hall Ferguson H os p i t a I. Secretary for Mt. Viewing 10-11 a.m, Saturday at
HewittMortuary. Viewing 4-9 Sinai Hospital, New Saint Mark M.B. Church, 744 RUBYE NELL WARD LAZIER
Service 11 a.m., Thursday at p.m., Friday at died December NW 54 Street, Miami, FL 33127. 12/11/1979
Mount, Calvary Missionary Baptist Royal Funeral 5th. Survivors Service 11 a.m., Saturday at the
Church. Interment: Dade Memorial Home. Service AUNDREA STRICKLAND, 35, include: her church. It's been 33 years. There's
Cemetery.' 10 a.m., Saturday in the chapel. cook, died De- nieces, Andrea not a day goes by-we don't
cember 3. Ser- Thompkins, BABY PEYTON NOVA CURRY, think of you. It saddens us
ALEX SINKFIELD, 80, retired IRENE LARKIN MORRIS, 63, viceI. K e v o n d a 28 weeks, died to say you are now with your
long shore man, educator, died Saturday at Wright, and D e c e m b e r husband Johnnie Williams,
died December December 7 in New Birth Bap- Natari Wright; nephew, Michael 4. Survivors Jr.
9 at Jackson Cario, Georgia. tistChurch. Jordan; daughter-in-law, Elaine include: loving We will always love you
M e rn o r i ai IService 11 a.m., Dean; sister-in-law, Mary Storr ; p a r e n t s both.
H o s p i t a/.' Saturday at and a host of other relatives and R e y s h o d Dutchie Johnson, Fedes
Service 11 a.m., New Fellowship friends. Service 1 p.m., Saturday in Curry and Lazier, Robbie Lazier and
Saturday in the C h r i s t i a n the chapel. Shekerra Short; Jonitka Williams.
chpl.Cner 4 grandparents,
c a C 240 VIERGE LEGER,78, housewife, B mEVELYN W. COUNTS, 87, Willietta Paisley, Rickey andAngela

Avenue, Opa-locka, FL 33054. died Decem- a devoted Curry; and great grandmother, Card of Thanks
Mitchell b her 5 at Franco wife, mother, Bernice Scriven. Graveside
Nursing Home. grandmother Service 11 a.m., Thursday at Vista The family of the late,
EDNA LEE WILSON, 88, cook, Grace Arrangements and longtime Memorial Gardens, 14200 NW 57
died December ANNIE RUTH FAGAN, 94, are incomplete. educatpr, died Avenue, Miami Lakes, FL. 33014.
'h mat. n h o u s e w if e e c[ e6 m b e r
di u r v 4 v.:o r s"led December 4. She ROY C. BAKER, 56, steward,
include: son;- 8. Survivors: graduated' from died December
....rd~~l~no ne. MLa. gl g"' id '-, "'"University Hospital. Ser- mddhilcren, Charlie Mae :LUCIEN DEMOSTHENES, 70, where she received a bachelor's vice p.m., Satgreat grand Smart, Johnn -- died November. degree in education. She also urday at God's
1 r e n' Mae Hurn'16 ServiCes attended The University of Miami Tabernacle of
aopated daughter, Shirley Williams Mary Figgins were held. where she received a master's Deliverance,
"ri4 drahostof' other relatives and and- James Clayton. .Service 12 ;' degree in education. A longtime 2398 NW 119
friends, Service 10 a m Saturday p.m., Saturday at Second Cannan resident of Coconut Grove FL, Mrs. Street.
i-ih ha : IM- i issionary tthlY Counts taught for many years at
George Washington Carver Senior LORETTA PATRICIA MIKLER,
adIeyoavis MLK -:DAVANT'E ANDERSON, 23, High and Coral Gables Senior 56, retired .... :Q.
stud.n..died. -"' .. High schools. She was married to medical records i.HAEL Ml?, Dcem54,berkitch, 6. Earl I. Counts, who predeceased clerk, died NoE, E.. her. She is survived by: daughters, vember 7 at BERTHA L. WALDEN
Miamr 'i die e- -~ Beverly. Counts Rodrigues and Jackson North
,rij !.prity 0 '' L: -aid6 ;died ie Mmoia Hs wishes to express our sin.... C,.... Myra Counts Anders; son-in-law,MeoilHs
Mipi am ember Walter Anders, Jr.; grandsons, pital. Service 1 [ cere thanks to relatives and
Kori Rodrigues and Aaron Anders; p.m., Saturday friends who extended their
Saturday at Mt. 10 a.m., Satur- sister, Eva Patterson; and ahost at Holy Temple kindness during our bereaveCavalry MBC. day in the cha- "f loving relatives and friends. A Missionary Baptist Church. ment.
pel. celebration wake of Mrs. Counts' A special thanks to Mt CalDOROTHY MAE YOUNG, 74, life will be held 5-7 p.m., Thursday var M Church.
Death Notice vary
certified medical at Greater St. Paul A.M.E. Church, From the family.
"WILLIAM JAMES BRADLEY 85, sitnde
entrepreneur, ' assistant, died 3680 Thomas Ave., Coconut LARRY POWELL
.ed December 8. T ilt Grove. Service 11 a.m., Friday at
1ied De e Servie 11 a.m., Greater St. Paul. ,c or.. C oard of Thanks
Sat Hialeah Saturday at MAURICE CARL BRYANT "-.--'c" to
Hospital.Service Gospel Arena the 36, died JOSEPHINEMin ei fL.arr :P"well,
p.m. Saturday ChrhT519hEL UR, ae 4 eie dctrwt e family of the late,
1 p~., aturay Church, 7511 D ec e m ber 95, Seamtress:; !for' :Production ,Dd:C ny' ].b n.
at Peaceful Zion NW 7 Avenue. 4 at home. Company, died foDicemberct 3i DdepCut P.blic o
MBC. Suvvr: sxSrieCmay id Dcme ~ who departed this life-on NorsadSurvivors: six Service 1t Services were held Tuesday at St. vember 17 at the.Uvr
girls and five boys. a.m., Saturday Agnes Episcopal .Churich... -:?:.:: b; !HSi.. :
Age picpl hrh of Miami Hospital. Service Iat 93 street p.m., Saturday at Universal
Richardson Jay's Community Truth Center, 21310 NW 37
ONDRE Baptist Church. Eric L. Wilson Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL.
GLADYS ODESSA JONES, 64, 69, retired, died SHANIA MIRACLE JACKSON, -.......................
GdYms OES69reiddied
domestic, died December 7 at AROLD SINFORT, 50, died 12, died
December 4. a
Servce1e m. Baptist Hospital. November 1 at
Service 11 a.m., JacksonJoe Dimaggio GONE BUT NOT
Friday at New Saturday at The Medical Center. Children's
Beginning Bap-. Bethel Church, Service 11 -Ho sFRONI.
twist Church. 14440 Lincoln Viewing 5O8r
Blvd., Miami, FL a.m., Saturday Vei -Have you forgotten so
Blvd. at Apostolic p.m., Friday at oo .bou .yourda-rt
Worship Center. Eric L Wilson lovedi~ on?i ;:Ieep themii'!i
Funeral Home. -in ou memory w 6i i th n
JIMMIE ARLINE, 86, fuel atten- Gregg L. Mason Service 1 p.m., Saturday at Prince :in memrm or hapy LOIS WIGGINS HAN INA
dant die De-~-"of Peace Moravian Church, 1880 : birthday reeibracei
cembe 2.De- RONALD E. LEONARD, HADL HWNW 183 Street, Miami Gardens, our obituary section. wishes to express our sincere
vcesere hl. e-4, plcDEbeL A '81,died FL i .....appreciation for the many exvcseehl.officer, Miami- Dcme7atMemorial Hospital. 'Cal ca prsin fsmah o h
Dade Police Service 2 p.m., Saturday at St. loalc .. rsso or loved t fone. h
D ep ar tm e nt, Matthews Baptist Church in DAVID 0' ROBINSON II, 45, died 3056oMa Gfodr lesse one o
died December Kingston, Jamaica December 3 at a o ls ahoeo
2. Survivors >home. Viewing f ThIWggnsanuHnn
include: wife, ELBERT GENE BLAKLEY, 5-8 p.m., Friday I Thfam i gisadHan
G we n d o ly n 61, died December 3 at home. at Gethsemane aiis
JDLITE56hoskeeson, Ronald, Arrangements are incomplete. Bai st Chuoarh y
diedDIEm- huskepr Jr.; daughters, Danielle PresumeBatsChr,
bier 4.erce (Vansky) and Crystal Resper; four BOBBIE BLACKBURN, 83, died 5212 Pembroke
11r a.m. Satr-e grandchildren, Jhadin, Zion, Taurus December 4 at Grand Boulevard R o a d 1
11 a~m. Satur-and Latrice; brothers, James, Nursing Home in Wonton Beach, Hollywood, FL. :'.:.:i
day at Mt. Olive William, Russell (Thea) and Robert Florida. Arrangements are Service 11 a.m., Saurday at :the
F.B.H Church. Leonard; sister, Betty Brown incomplete, church.
(Kenneth); and a host of other
relatives and friends. Services HARRY MIGNONE, 86 ,died were held. December 6 at Memorial Regional Manker
Wade Hollywood. Arrangement are. HENRY MILTON ROLLE, 89,
CAROLYN PAYNE, 90, supervi- CASSANDRA JACKSON, 41, incomplete, painter, died
sor. Service 12 'self employed, died December 1 in December 9
p.m., Saturday Stuart Florida. Arrangements are JOSEPHINE SALAZAR, 68, at Jackson
at Christ Epis- incomplete, nurse, died at home. Arrangements North Hospital.
copal Church. are incomplete. 'Service 1
VERNA EDWARDS, 80, home p.m., Saturday
maker, died November 29 at Hill ROGER GOODEN, 53, handy at Temple
Crst Nursing and Rehab Center. man, died November 28 at home. M is s ion ar y Services were held. Arrangements are incomplete. Baptist Church.

:;:' ... ;'BERTHAMAEWITHERSPOON, -ABILIO FERNANDEZ, 63, died JESSIE L. DAY, 56, died.
RASHARD L. WILLIAMS:TON, 62, home maker, died December December 6 at Jackson Memorial December 7 at Jackson Memorial.
30, cook, died December 3. Ar- 2 at Aventura Hospital. Services Hospital. Arrangements are Hospital. Service 1 p.m., Saturday rangementS are incomplete, were held. incomplete., in the chapel. -












































































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Miami Times writer in a window. ter, the sun~ was disappearing' rq #i wat happens when the sun were looking for yummy
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8 ounces low-fat cream 3/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons sugar
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3 ounces low-fat yogurt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda -1/2 cup low: at milk
A/8 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/ esongon umg6 ice cubes
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spo, ratn acp.B crfu ott A/4 cup butter, melted hulled
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the crowd applauded and show- ers, folders, more. These items Rosena Wright, chapter presi- service, Toshia B. Thompson, ered her with hugs and kisses went to Earlington Heights El- dent. National Sorority of Phi Madison Middle, 11 years, Dawhile wishing her well. Delo- ementary by co-ladies W. Doris Delta Kappa, Inc. Alpha Delta phine Cherry BTW, 7 years,
S R res has begun planning for her Neal, Annette Brantley, Linda Chapter followed its motto "pre- Ruby Johnson, Scott Lakes,
wedding for 2014 while want- S. Tartt, Angela Aimaguer senting star educators" at their 9 years, Malaika Laughlin
4 ing to be a Delta Dear wear- and Assistant Principal Nicole Ninth Annual Awards Lun- Brownsville, 11 years, Manika
Maude Newbold and plan- with DJ Antonio ing red. In keeping with the Walker. Ms. Smith, a pre- cheon, recently, by Mary F. Al- Moss, Liberty City, 9 years,
ning committee members took Holley of Baltimore who asked National Programmatic Trust school teacher who expressed len, Basileus, Mary L. Dunn, Deborah Nuriddin, Bunche the program from Michael's to Delores Green for her hand in of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, her gratitude and informed the Scholarship/Anti Basileus/ Park, 38 years, Juliet Nwathe Historical St. Agnes' Epis- marriage. The proposal sur- Inc. (service and volunteerism), ladies of a book drive for enjoy- Moderator, Eva Betterson, 2nd hirl, Cope Center N, 28 years, copal Church, last Sun., Dec. 8, prised everyone when Anthony the community connection able reading for the students. in Anti Basileus, Regina Bruton, Damen Scott, Northwestin the Fellowship Hall with the got on his knees and popped the arm of the chapter has begun which the school is involved. Advisor and Yvonne W. Ben, ern, 3 years, Amanda Welch, Junkernoos and refreshments question. Delores was taken this year in high gear dispos- The chapter is also volun- SE Regional Director. Special Parkview, 9 years, Latricia Mofor all. Included was the sing- aback while surveying the Dou- ing boxes of school supplies for teering in a local nursing home recognitions to star educators, bley, Brentwood, 8 years, Dr. ing of all Delta songs followed bletree Hotel in SeaWorld in Or- students use including compo- and feeding the homeless at a such as Patricia DeGraff Are- Gladys Vounzi, Kensington, 8 by dancing and getting down lando and softly said, "I will" as sition note books, paper, mark- local site. Kudos went out Dr. nas, American Sr./10 years of years.

on this wonderful trip. Contact whose wife is Black and will Holiday
Elizabeth Blue, Florence be the second Black first lady
Moncur or Louise Cromartie.- of NYC. DeBasio succeeds Concert
Birthday greetings go out Michael Bloomberg whose term
to Fred Brown and glory to ended after 12 years of service. "A Soulful Noise" Holiday I hope everyone has a, happy Frankie Rolle, the Almighty God for the first The 52-year-old Democrat and Concert, 5 p.m., Sunday De
Thanksgiving and it was joyful Terri Lynn Kelly, anniversary of Father Denrick his wife are the parents of two cember 15 at Bethel Apostolic
for all. Our get well wishes Frankie S. Rolle, 'Marjorie E, Rolle as rector and pastor of children, Dante and Chiara Temple, 1855 NW 119 Street, go out to the following: Leila W. Sharpe, Gladys Moss and St. Agnes Episcopal Church. deBiasio:. featuring international record
O'Berry, Rev. Shedrick Freddie "Jabbo" Johnson. Candle for healing: Shawn Did you know three former ing artists johnny Sanders and
Gilbert, Muriel C. Parker, Laverne Ingraham, Frank ,Works, son of the late Richard basketball stars, Shaquille Francine Ealey Murphy; and
Mildred Johnson-Obue, Cooney, Jr., and Marion and Georgia Works, received a O'Neal, Magic Johnson, and
Ella McKinney, Pauline Marie Mackey. May good kidney on Nov. 19 in Atlanta. Michael Jordan now own national recording artist Derek McKinney, Aaron Bethell, health return to you soon. You On the same day his wife, professional sports teams? Smith. For more info call 305Thomas Nottage, Shalisa are not alone. Darlene, donated a kidney to a The teams are the Sacremento 454-6139 or visit www.event- JOHNNY SANDERS and
Gee, Delone Mathis, Willie Save the date: May 23-26 patient. Get well wishes to all Kings (Shaquille O'Neal), brite.com/event/9213699423 FRANCINE EALEY MURPHY
Reed Williams, Donzaleigh 2014 18th annual Scenic. Bus of you. Las Angeles Dodgers (Magic
McKinney, Willie Neal, Tour The newly elected mayor of .Johnson) and Charlotte
Theodore Moss, Barbara Kee, Plan to join in and fellowship New York City is Bill deBiasio Bobcats (Michael Jordan)., I1irs.oVai


will hold their "Founder's Day African Heritage Cultural Arts celebrates 87th Celebration" on Sat., Jan. Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave.
25, 2014 at noon at the JW Call 305-333-7128. ... ....
S Marriott in Brickell. Call 305- Congratulatyons t Mrs. Cleo
Th City o691-1629. Iota Phi Lambda L. Vail on her 7th birthday.
Sorority, Inc. wants sixth Mrs. Vail was the first person
SThe City of Miami will advance and $15 at the door. U Miami Jackson's Class grade boys and girls to be a on record to contact local
hold its 6th annual Christmas Call 305 962-5908. of 1979 is celebrating their part of their annual Gems'& WMBMvI radio station to inform
parade and toy giveaway on 35th class reunion in June Gents program. Call 305-303- them on November 22, 1963
Sat. Dec. 14 at .11 a.m. Call 0 Team Kareem is collecting 2014. Call 305-610-9868. 9425. that President John F. Kennedy
305-250-5391. toys for their toy giveaway has been assassinated. .
which takes place on Dec. N American Workforce is E Helping Every Living Her family says they are
Urgent, Inc. will hold 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at hosting a trip for fantasy fest Person Inc., H.E.L.P. needs very proud of her adding the a community screening of Belafonte Tacolcy Park. Call in Key West. Call 305-308- volunteers to work at. the message "You go Mom, we love
"Keeping it On" and a workshop 786-390-3923. 4294. Sun Life. Stadium for the you.,, MRS. CLEO L. VAIL
on healthy teen dating at 2013 football events and will y
Camillus House, 3rd floor N The City of Opa-Locka 0 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity provide community service
community, room, 1603 NW is hosting their 12th Annual members from Miami Dade credit hours to any student
7th Ave., on Sat., December Holiday in the Village Toy Give-, College North and South are (high school or" college) that 14, from 12 3pm. For more Away on Saturday, Dec. 21 making plans for a reunion, is at least 16 years of Age.
info mail offic@urgentinc.org. from 2-5:30 p.m. at Sherbondy Call 305-623-7991. Volunteers will be ,provided a theirdue at M iami Art. Basel
Village. Call 305-953-2800. free meal ticket. Call 305-3260 The Democratic Black N Range Park is offering free 3907. REGIS had 20 years of corporate expeCaucus of Florida in E BlackGurlzRock is self defense karate classes, R EGIS 1C 20 yer o corpor ing
collaboration with the office of hosting their first toy giveaway Mon. and Wed., at 6 p.m., .U Alabama. State continuedfrom 1c rienceunder my belt. So I bring
State Senator Dwight Bullard on Dec. 22 from 1-5 p.m. at at 525 NW 62nd St. Contact University' Miami Alumni the business of art to the table."
presents Miami-Dade County Miller j. Dawkins mini .park. Clayton at 305-757-7961. Chapter meets every second Regis wanted for very little durspeaks, a town hall assembly to Call 786-539-8510. Sat. at noon .at Piccadilly ing his formative years.. But A SERIOUS WORK ETHIC
address violations of civil rights 0 S.E.E.K., Inc, will feed restaurant in Palm Springs there were- few excesses, he A husband and father of two,
liberties, racial profiling and N American International the homeless in -the City of Mall in Hialeah. All alumni are says, except for travel. Regis says one of the things he lack of affordable healthcare Relief, Inc. is launching a Overtown-every first Sat., at 2 encouraged to attend. Call "My parents saw traveling first discovered when moving on Sat. Dec., 14 from 10 a.m major toy, food and clothing p.m., at 14-15 St. and 1st Ave. 305-651-4319. as a real learning experience to the U.S. was the stereotypes
-1 p.m at St. Agnes Episcopal drive for their toy giveaway Call 678-462-9794.
Church, 1750 NW 3rd Ave. on Dec. 24 from 4-7 p.m. at N The Miami Jackson High and with them having siblings people had about young Black
The event will be moderated Toussaint Louverture Park. 0 The Miami Alumni School Class of 1971 meets in several countries, we got to men..
'by Kevin McNeir, senior editor Call 305-688-5984. Chapter Tennessee State 3 p. M. every first Sat. at Gwen see parts of the Caribbean, EU- "I was only 21 then but I knew
of The Miami Times. Call 813- University meets every Cherry Park NFL/YET (meeting rope, Canada and the U.S.," he that the way people wanted to
703-2913. 0 Miami Northwestern's third Sat., 9 a.m at Piccadilly area)., Call 305-321-0975. said. "The first time I visited peg me was not my reality," he
Class of 1979 will meet on Restaurant in Hialeah. LA, I knew it would one day be said. "The images they had for
N Right Away Car Care, Sun., Dec. 29. Call 305-796- Call 954-435-5391. 1 Filthy Rich Life presents my home. Eventually I got there who I was supposed to be were
2601 NW 95 Street, is hosting 0691. "I Do Hair Expo 2013", Sunday, and studied at USC, majoring things with which I could re-.
their first Toy Drive on Sat., 1 Miami Northwestern Sr. Dec. 15th at G5ive in creative writing late. I refused to accept those
Dec. 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 0 The Girls Choir of Miami High Class of 1961 meets info- email fllthyrich4l4@'; Regis could have chosen any labels or boxes. I speak to that
will hold its 2nd Annual Holida.y >'eery sec td Tuesday, 6 p.m. gmail.com. number of careers. He was a in my work and tend to become
0 The North Dade Reunion Extravaganza featuring songs at 'the Little River Park. Call
Committee, Inc. is. holding a from The Wiz at the Beth David 305-685-8035. 0 Thirs!tV'Crations Sip -teen sensation with Fireflight, inspired because of conversaChristmas party Sat., Dec. 14 Congregation, 2625 SW 3rd & Soirei a: Icktil a ffai, one of Trinidad's most popu- tions. I visualize the work and
from 9.p.m. to 2 a.m. at Club Ave. Call 305-756-5502. E Booker T. Washington Sunday,'De., 1',540 1P-, at lar singing groups whom he then I begin to create it. I paint
Tropical ballroom in Hallandale Class of 1967 meets every Grand. Banquet Hall. Call 786- describes as "the Earth, Wind everyday and have done so for
Beach. $10 donation in E The Dade County Deltas third Sat., 7' p.m., at the 520-5670 for more info. and Fireof the Caribbean." And the past six years so the volwhile he still sings and writes ume of work I have produced is
Va a when the spirit leads him, Regis pretty amazing. Art Basel has
Visual arts performer akouy says he was always drawn to been a Igreat experience 'and
painting and by the time he while I can't discuss the pendKOSOKO when I was a student at Wes- ment/performance consultant person perspective. was 19 he began to see a profit ing deals, it's going to do woncontinued from iC leyan it was my final thesis Sandra Bell, dramaturg Kate I was 11 when I saw the ex- from his work. ders for my future."
and this is the realization of Watson-Wallace and Studio hjbit back in 1994. In those; "At some point the art just One of his paintings that this The original work makes its that work," Kosoko said. "Am I assistant Aaron Maier. But he days I was dealing with images! took over and I began to gift writer found to be especially world premier' on Friday, Dec. excited? ,was able to bring it to stage be- Of Black men, like my: own un- friends, then some made pur- captivating because of his use
13th at the Miami Theater Cen- You bet, because I've been cause of a $100,000 Knights cle, dying of AIDS, the Rodney chases, celebrities -commis- of color, text and his signature ter [MTC] black box studio in able to' take a scholastic idea Art Challenge grant. He recalls King case" had just been settled sioned me and it got to a point montage motif is "Zoo' CapitalMiami Shores [9806 NE 2nd 'and develop it into a live per- going to the Whitney Museum and then there was the Million' that I could not ignore the call- ism" -which Regis says adAve,]. formance. I am a student of of American Art exhibit "Black Man March. ing," he said. "A few of my coi- dresses the need for humans to
Kosoko, now living in New dance and theater but neither Male: Representations of Mas- Those anid other events were sectors kicked me off the cliff be more connected, caring and York City, brings visual repre- was truly my home. In my re- culinity in Contemporary Art" essential in shaping concepts it h oeyeprec fb-cmuiydie n eslk
sentations, original poetry, live search I found that I connected years ago which would inspire of Black masculinity in. that it h oeyeprec fb-cmuiydie n eslk
music, dance and theatrical best with those who were inter- him to one day create his show. era. A11. of the-worlds that mat-' ing a full time artist. I call my- animals. Watch out for more antics to a performance that ested in visual performance '"What audiences will see is ter to me visual, poetry, self a business artist because I from Miles Regis. he says collapses the boundar- I think because of its realism my attempt to begin a dialogue dance, music all collide in:. ies between fiction and reality and its complexities." about issues of visibility for my performance piece."Ki sw l lo er a ngD s
and is so raw that audiences 'Black male performance and Black Male Revisited runs Ki s w ll ov re d n 1) k
won't know whether to "laugh, 'INSPIRED BY visual arts, using .my body, through Dec. 22 with groupcry, yell obscenities or run for "CONTEMPORARY ART" my history and work as the fo- and student rates available. DUSK in fact, hold just a half-sencover." Kosoko's "Black Male Revis- ca point to discuss themes of For information go to www. continued from IC tence. That forces you to take
"This project began three ago ited" is supported by move- Black masculinity from a first mtcmiami.org. ,.a slower, ambling pace in read='chide celebrating Hanuk- ing somewhat like a leisurely
Libety ityyout beefi fro sigers geeroitykah, He saw candles in another walk.
towindow, standing proud on a And maybe because those
________________________kinara and surrounded by chil- words are so sparse, it's easy to HENRY truly make a joyful sound on "This is actually a teaser to there's no better time than 'the dren celebrating Kwanzaa. focus on the illustrations here
continued from IC behalf of our children." our January kickoff of our holidays for uniting on behalf It was beautiful It was meg- which is, perhaps, what you
MCI's managing director, new initiative called the Lib- of those in need in our com-n- fcn.I a lota ftesol edigayo.Su
children and I can't wait for Cecilia Gutierrez-Abety, says erty City Renaissance. It will munity as we seek to bring sun was still out. 'levitz' drawings are done ingorpeople to hear the children she's thrilled to have Nicole target the children that re- about a life-changing 'trans- So your child, wants a read- geous color, evoking the night' sing with me. I am committed bring her gifts and talents for side in the federally-identified formation one block at a time." aloud tonight, but there's not chill and the warmth of the to the mission of MCI and real- such a worthy cause, area 'known as the impact The event begins at 6 p.m. much time for it. Grab "Dusk" lights.
ize that many other non-profit "We continue to bring atten- zone which includes Charles with a pre-show cocktail par- then, because this book won't If you're looking for a Kwanorganizations are doing things tion to the good things that Drew K-S school We are part ty for VIP ticket holders and take long.' zaa- Christmas- Hanukkah
this holiday season too but are happening in Liberty City of a team that wants to bring sponsors. The concert starts Author Shulevitz tells a story book that will dazzle your 2-tothere's something special hap- and of course our primary fo- that school back to its former at 8 p.m. For tickets contact of an evening stroll on a cold 6-year-old, this one's it. Read it pening in Liberty City and it's cus is the children and fami- days of being a premier mag- the Colony Theatre box office night and he does it with a and "Dusk" could become one because of MCI. We're going to lies that live here," she said. net school. As for this concert, or go to Ticketmaster handful of words; some pages, of her favorite things.





4C THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 11-17, 2013 THE NATION'S #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER










'New' FCAT. sought for. state
a step closer to the new test plan al- would take too long and cost Smith, superintendent of Yolatogether. too much. sia County Schools, speaking
A recent memo from Educa- So at Gov. Rick Scott's re- for state superintendents at

adopting the next generation tion Commissioner Pam Stew-, quest, the Florida Department a recent State Board of Ed-
art suggested state educators of Education posted an adver- ucation meeting. K,
want to tread carefully. tisement in late October, seek- The superintendent
o ai t"Florida is, engaged in a fair ing testing proposals from any urged the state to give
By Leslie Postal Test. The way Florida uses tests and open process . leaving interested test-maker. the new tests in 2015 *
for high-stakes decisions such all options available as we move It also started reviewing Coin- but suspend the "high- Florida's next generation of as student promotions, teacher forward with the statewide as- mon Core for possible changes. stakes requirements" atstandardized tests will move evaluations and school grades sessment decision," she wrote. The new standards adopted by tached to them for severa step closer to adoption next has left many parents fed up.. In 2010, Florida adopted 45 states are meant to be more al years, so schools have week when the state gets a look "They're tired of the constant Common Core, then joined a rigorous, but critics say they time to adjust. at the players that want to cre- test prep," said Sandy Stenoff, group of about 20 other states represent a federal intrusion State educators said the ate FCAT's replacement. an Orlando mother and found- to devise new standardized into public education, among new tests will be better, !
The goal is better tests by er of Opt Out Orlando, an an- tests tied to those standards. other issues. as they are to rely less on
2015 that demand more of Flor- ti-testing group. "Everything The exams created by the Part- Test proposals are due on multiple-choice questions, ida's public-school students is geared toward helping your nership for the Assessment of Dec. 16, and the state plans FCAT's mainstay. They are and that are aligned with Com- child pass the test ... It's not Readiness of College and Ca- to make a decision in March. to include short-answer quesmon Core, new benchmarks for about helping your child have reers were to replace PARCC and some of the coun- tions, an "extended" writing
what students should learn in a rich and full experience in FCAT's math, reading and 'try's largest testing companies section and longer "perforlanguage arts and math. The school." writing exams, which are are expected to make bids. The mance" tasks for math.
tests are to be taken by nearly Some educators also fear the aligned to older state stan- new exams are to debut next They will also take more time, two million students in grades switch away from the FCAT is dards. spring. according to the advertisement
three to 11. coming too quickly, and some But earlier this year, as oppo- "Our concern is that there is Fifth-graders, for example,
But critics say the new tests worry new exams will mean sition to Common Core heated no time, when this goes into would spend 240 minutes on could fuel the test-prep mania high failure rates for students. up, state leaders said they were effect next year, for teachers the new language-arts exams, that now exists with the Flori- Floridians opposed to Com- unhappy With those so-called and students to prepare in an compared to 14Q minutes '
da Comprehensive Assessment mon Core want the state to PARCC exams, worried they adequate way," Said Margaret on FCAT reading.,



'Turner Tech High alumni


~.excells as University co-ed
Lacell Blckrecive sholrshp h.D. president of Lourdes
Lach lleBlac reeive scolarhip University. "These students
for chivem ntshave challenged themselves
fo acdmic achievements



S aca academically committed
By Ashley Montgomery themselves to excellence and
amotonriimurehn on have set the highest stanS montgomery@miamiitimesonilinie.com"in!" "
dards of scholastic merit."
Having recently celebrated Black is currently finishher 19th birthday and already ing a radio broadcasting in
considered a college sopho- ternship and says that she is
more due to credit hours grateful for the opportunity to
'earned while in 'high' school, get a higher education.~'
to success at Lourdes Unir
versity. A bixsiness/niarket- marketing'x music and eventu-~
ing major, she says she niow ~y on"wn 'organization'
-ia hopes to secure an attorney stated back in Miami," she
_:7 and mentor and begin to turnL e Uiviy o
her dreams into reality.,a "I antto'wok i te e~itr- LACHELLE BLACK full private liberal arts uni'tainment field anddo market- higher. varsity experience' nd has
ing and promotions," Black "Closing out my first semes- been named a "Best in the
~~ said. erhrIcnsytat I really Midwest" college by the Priid-'
"We re rou ofur astsucessandeve moe ecitd aoutthefutre, sad aFirt : Black was among an elite like it here," Bla~ck said. While 'ton Review. Lourdes. Univer-' "We are proud of our past success and even more excited about the future said a First group recipients who were a senior at Turner Tech, Black sity is nationally accredited
Book spokesperson. awarded the Presidential said that she didn't know what ad offers a variety of student
Scholarship at Lourdes Uni- to expect being that she never scholarships. versity, which is located' in been away from home before. I chose this university beF Sylvania, OH. Black gradu-' cause of all the resources
FistBo k gives, 40,000 u-e frome dilnea thing There that they* offer:- like free u
ated~ ~ ~ ~ fro Wila unr[Lourdes Universiy ta
ch ild r e ncolwtanvrtogtIwudhv toning fo every class," Black
b o o s o c ii d re i n n e grade point average above, 3.5' been a part of"- it's very nice said. "While a senior at'Turner.
Io k Tech Iee loke up......vrs

bo s tch l r n in newhich allowed, her to qualify. here in Ohio," Black said. '' Tc ole pti nvri
for the $7,000 per year award "Lourdes is pleased to hon- ty on several peer review sites enough how reading' at home toward her tuition. While at- or the achievements of these and they had the most posiUTD partners eog o edn oe:Lhortv eiw;Ias ieta
is very important it predicts tending Lourdes University young scholars throu i vreiws I asli that
their achievement," said Pame- full time, she must maintain Presidential -Scholarship pro- d thave ol d but
with otnersjor
la Montgomery, a Miami-Dade a grade point average of 3.0 or gram," said David Livingston, nicepartments."
book giveaway .. County Public School teacher
of 26 years.
By Ashley Montgomery First Book teamed up with
amontgomery@miamitimesonline.com several Miami.Dade based or.ganizations including: The Cen- '' ,
First Book and the American ter for Literature and Theatre .By Leslie Postal L '4'::L"
Federation of Teachers [AFT] at Miami Dade College; United "" :
have partnered to distribute 'Faculty of Miami Dade College; Florida teens scored lower
over' 40,000 new books to Mi- United Teachers of Dade [UTD]; .than their international peers
ami's children. In an effort to and The Children's Trust. in math and science and about
put more reading books in our Miami Mayor Tomas Re- the same in reading, results
community and into the hands galado, UTD President Fedrick from a global test released
of our children, those who have Ingram and Lisette Mendez, .'Tuesday show. Overall, the "
pre-registered will be able to se- president of The Center for Lit- 2012 Program for Internationlect 50 books to take home (as FEDRICK INGRAM 'erature and Theatre at Miami al Student Assessment shows
books last). success and even more excited Dade College, were all in atten- U.S. students continuing to
Last Monday, at Miami Dade about the future," said a First dance for a press conference at :stagiiate in 'math, reading and College's Student Life Plaza Book spokesperson. the event. science while students in plac-,
(300 NE 2nd Ave.) the book- According tO the Handbook "All children need access to *es like Shanghai, Hong Kong
filled truck set up shop. The of Early Literacy Research, in books to develop a love of read- .'and Singapore top the rankbooks that were being offered middle income neighborhoods ing and learning, Ingramn said. ings in every Subject. The avranged for children and young the ratio is 13 books per child; "But sadly, many low-income *erage U.S. 15-year-old student Former Washington D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle adults [from birth to age 18]. in low-income neighborhoods, families have to choose be- :scored lower than the interna- Rhee chats with a third grader. First Book has distributed' the ratio is one book for every tween buying food or buying. tional average and about aver- cy of developing people's kills, necticut scored higher, with more than 100 million books 300 children. books. Our members are proud age in science and reading. both in the education system averages of 514 and 506, reand educational resources to 'The importance of chil- to be part of this partnership' "The problem is not that our and in and for the workplace," spectively. In science, Florida programs and schools serv- dren having access to books to help reclaim the promise of 15-year-olds are performing he said. students scored an average of
ing children from low-income is imperative to a child's,.read- public education and to give all worse today than before," Edu- Florida was one of three 485 points, lower~than the inthroughout the U.S. and Can- ing skills which is why I can't Children a chance to read, ex- cation Secretary Arne Duncan states to get state-specific re- ternational average of 501 but ada. "We are proud of our past~ stress to my students' parents plore and live their dreams." said Tuesday in announcing sults. The other two states about the same as other stu*the results with the Organiza- were Massachusetts and Con- dents in the U.S. Again, both
...... .. tion for Economic Co-operation necticut. Massachusetts and Connectiofe. and Development, the Paris- All three opted to have sepa- cut sawhigher averages of 527
Ini ort ncepar nta in olv nie t :based organization that devel- rate samples of public school and 521.
....... 'ops and administers the PISA student performance in order Reading scores for Florida
Parnta inolvmen hs a. Cilden nd amlie ~wo Tey realso more apt to :exam. "The problem is they're to get the state-level scores. students were about the same sigifiantpoltire inluece reinvlve i thir ar an grdute high schooll a a simply not making progress." Students in Florida scored an as both the international and on hilrens ahieemet. a- edcaton tted shoomoe irae' and enroll: in higher : Angel Gurria, secretary gen- average of 467 on a 1,000-point U.S. averages. Despite the comren~l nvlveentheps hap rgulrly cmplte or edcaion than those students eral of the OECD, said the re- scale in math, lower than the paratively lower Florida scores, a cilds eveopmntandfu-hoewok, ndear hihe whse families are less .suits come at a crucial time. international average of 494 state education officials said tur suces. gade an btte tst cors. invlvd. -Maria Arvelo : "The ongoing economic crisis and U.S. average of 481. Both students have shown improvehas only increased the urgen- Massachusetts and Con- ment in recent years.






THE NATIONS #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER 5C THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 11-17, 2013




Miami Museum's Challenge: The Beach


IN THE CITY OF WATER, SUN AND VEGETATION, A HOME FOR CONTEMPORARY ART.

By Patricia Cohen completion is still just a struc- Herzog & de Meuron, are longtural skeleton. time museum designers (the
MIAMI Visitors who turn The P6rez Art Museum Mi- Tate Modern in London, the de
off Biscayne Boulevard at the ami combines views of art, like Young Museum ih San Franentranceway to the new Perez the Oscar Mufioz installation cisco and the Parrish Art MuArt Museum Miami may won- above, with views outdoors. seum. in Water Mill, N.Y.).
der for a moment if they are Early this week the Perez it- Here, the challenge was to
in the right place. The dust- self, less than 24 hours before construct a building for an incovered road runs past a huge its grand opening on Wednes- stitution without a large collecconstruction site, where a sci- day timed to coincide with the tion and to design a museum
ence museum two years from enormous art fair and gaudy .that could compete with the
.. .beach for visitors' time and attention.
"It doesn't make sense to
have a decorated box," Her4 the museum. Behind him,
workers were affixing donors'
names to the wall. Water, sun
and vegetation define the city,
Herzog noted, and "the building should respond to all these
things."
k -PhotoTwo galleries with floor-to-Photo:Daniel Azoulay ceiling windows that overlook
The Perez Art Museum Miami combines views of art, like the Oscar Mufioz installation Biscayne Bay are the most above, with views outdoors. prominent example of that concept, and mark just how difparty known as Art Basel "In a city like Miami, a mu- The spectacular design, a ferent the P6rez is from other
was swarming with hard- seum can be a kind of cultural striking marriage of nature museums, where views of the hatted workers, hammering and social hub, quite apart and culture, certainly earned outside world and the art are in the final boards of the roof- from its function as an exhibi- wide-eyed praise during early rarely combined. (An extended top terrace and planting trees tion space and an educational previews. The prizewinning slatted canopy prevents direct and bushes. The museum is space," the institution's direc- Swiss architects Jacques Her- sunlight from shining on the a pioneer in what was once tor, Thomas Collins, said. zog and Pierre de Meuron, of art.) envisioned as a 20-acre park
that would revitalize this city's
downtown, a plan that fell vic- Music for Haiti Healthy Kids



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now, the museum which a featured speaker at TEDx- activities will, go to Haiti was renamed in 2011 afterthe Miami, silent auction, picture Healthy Kids Inc. to support the Developer Jorge M. Prez do- gallery and raffle. In addition, medical care of Haitian chil
nated $40 million in cash and Edwidge Danticat, a renowned dren with hydrocephalus and

art- is a lonely outpost. It will Haitian writer and recipient of a the first neurosurgery-training

.... : ........have to attract visitors on its McCarthur Genius Award, will program in Haiti.
own, circumstances that re- be present. Joceyn Borgella, a To learn more about hydro-Photo: Iwan an quire it to serve as a gathering former Detroit Lions player and cephalus and Haiti Heathy place as much as a destination the first Haitian-American in Kids please visit their website dew zufor art lovers,. the NFL, will also be on hand to at HaitiHealthyKids.org. chilI !'
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By Ashley Montgomery Last Wednesday, the restaurant.
amontgomery@miamitimesonline.com Stewart hosted a toy "I wanted to
drive and holiday bazaar do something
Sharonda Stewart, owner-of at Town Kitchen & Bar different to
Sporty Mommas, wanted to located in South Miami. empower them
start a business where moms She invited several other while also
"look good, feel good, and "momma-owned" busi- featuring their
inspire others." As a stay-at- nesses to join her at the businesses,". Fast-food workers in more than 50 cities Thursday are striking for fair pay and the right
home mother of three, she restaurant for the First Stewart said. to form a union the biggest walkout to hit the industry.
says she understands how Toy Drive and Holiday Stewart says
crucial it is for mothers to Bazaar. she recognizes
have an outlet from time-to- Sporty Momma STEWART how important
time. ployees collaborated F aTEWART it is t'suppor
"We have to find a balance with other local businesses woman-owned businesses as between nurturing out loved including: AK2 Jewelry, Mary well as providing for children" ones and ourselves," Stewart Kay, Hey Girlfriend, Out of in need in her own commusaid. Box Event Planning, Girly unity.
"Whether it's exercise, Things and Edit Your Image. "It is always a little stressjournaling, beading or photog- Each "momma" set up a booth ful planning an event dust By Candice Choi to raise pay in low-wage sectors.
raphy we have to have some- with their products displayed was everywhere when we got : Associated Press Last month, President Barack
thing of our own." throughout a private room in Please turn to TOY DRIVE 8D Obama said he would back aSenate
Fast-food workers in about 100 measure to raise the federal mini* cities will walk off the job this mum wage to $10.10. Protesters are
Thursday, organizers say, which Please turn to WAGE 8D
a would mark the largest effort yet in
their push for higher pay. i Obama supports
toys to Church for area s kids on a campaign that began about

a year ago to, call attention to the ra the minimum
i difficulties of living on the federal wage to $10.10.
The law firm's philosophy is minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, or experience, commitment and about $15,000 a year. Methodist Church results." And results is what The protests are part of a move- Alllih
will be delivered on-Saturday, ment by labor unions, Democrats Dec. 21 from 10 a.m. until 1 and other worker advocacy groups

p in,. Every child that~ atBy Ashley Montgomery tends th~e event will be given.
eo at least one toy, if not more.
And besides toys, the fair-like A
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Alters Ratner Law Firm, and other goodies for children
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Possible budget deal would end 'fiscal cliff. cycle

Top negotiators If a deal is reached, the Republicans wary of higher fiscal brinkmanship hanging
framework is likely to set an spending levels, over the session. For instance,
close to agreement overall spending level for all "The speaker knows that an overhaul of the nation's imfederal government discretion- Chairman Ryan is commit- migration laws remains on the
By Susan Davis ary spending. ted to finding common ground agenda.
That would allow House and and hopes Senate Democrats Failure ensures more budget
WASHINGTON Congress' I Senate Appropriations Coin- will work with us to find a disputes next year. A stopgap
top budget negotiators are mittees to return to the regular smarter way to cut Washington government spending bill ends
nearing agreement on a short- process of passing 12 annual spending," said Michael Steel, Jan. 15, when the next round
term budget deal that could spending bills. spokesman for House Speaker of sequester cuts would kick in.
end Washington's cycle of fiscal The inability to agree to a to- John Boehner, R-Ohio. If no deal is reached, House
cliffs, government shutdowns tal spending number led to the Disagreements remain. Re- GOP leaders could move as earand unpopular across-the- shutdown and a fractured an- publican efforts to squeeze ly as next week on a new stopboard spending cuts. nual budget process. savings out of the federal em- gap spending bill. CongressioHouse Budget Chairman House Republicans agreed ployees pension program face nal leaders have pledged there
Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen- to an annual budget of $967 resistance from Democrats, will be no more government
ate Budget Chairwoman Patty billion, while Senate Demo- while Democratic proposals to shutdowns.
Murray, D-Wash., are engaged PAUL RYAN PATTY MURRAY crats approved a $1.058 tril- end some tax breaks for corpo- The negotiations do not inin private negotiations over a 'House Budget Chairman, R-Wis. Senate Budget Chairwoman, D-Wash. lion spending level. Negotiators rations and wealthy Americans valve increases in the debt two-year agreement that would worked on finding common are unlikely to garner any GOP ceiling, the nation's borrowing
set government spending lev- "Ryan is committed to find- deadline," said Murray spokes- ground between the two spend- support. limit, which has also been the
els, reduce the deficit and turn ing common ground. He hopes man Eli Zupnick. ing targets. Non-tax revenue, such as source of budget standoffs.
off the automatic spending cuts both parties can work together An agreement needs to be The framework would replace from government fees and wire- Congress suspended the debt known as the sequester.' to cut spending in a smarter hatched by early next week to the spending cuts with a com- less spectrum sales, remain on limit through Feb. 7, but the
Ryan and Murray met Tues- way," said Ryan spokesman get it passed in both chambers bination of alternative -cuts the table. non-partisan Congressional
day afternoon. Aides declined William Allison. by the Dec. 13 deadline set as and revenue increases, as well An agreement would free up Budget Office said in late Noto discuss specifics, but /both "She is hopeful they can con- part of. the October agreement as additional deficit reduction the remainder of the 113th vember that the debt ceiling camps expressed cautious op- tinue making progress and can to end the 16-day partial gov- measures to build support for Congress to debate other issues may not be hit again until early timism. reach a bipartisan deal by the ernment shutdown. the deal, particularly among without the threat of perpetual next summer.



Dowjumps on jobs news, tops 16,ooo European financial
Close may inspire own even-number milestones. Who clung to what are supposed
The broader Standard .and to be safe investments such rn e
more to invest Poor's 500 is shy 4 points shy of as gold and bonds have been rs f
1800, and the Nasdaq compos- hammered. "People are saying,
By Matt Krantz ite is 31 points from 4000. 'What I thought was safe is not $2 D l lof
"People may discount mile- safe at all,' Winans says. .
In one of the most dramatic stones, but they are psycho- The market's rally has also
signs yet of the bull market's logically significant," says Todd been a bitter pill for investors Internationalfirms accused in
strength, the Dow Jones in- Salamone of Schaeffer's Invest- calling the market a bubble and
dustrial average closed above ment Research. saying it's at risk of a financial r manipulation
16,000 for the first time in the The Dow took out the 16,000 crisis, just because it was rismuch-watched average's 117- level just 198 trading days af- ing, Salamone says. The mar- By Andrew Tangbi the commission's investigayear history. ter toppling the 15,000 barrier ket is moving higher, but that tion, avoided additional fines
The Dow's accomplishment, on May 7, 2013, says S&P Dow doesn't mean it's overinflated, NEW YORK European of 55 million euros on top of
which came on better-than- Jones Indices. For comparison, he says .regulators have fined eight the 70 million euos it will
expected unemployment news, 14,. 000 to 15,000 took 1,460 KEN WINANS Many measures of market major financial firms $2.3 pay.
was the latest major milestone days, while 13,000 to 14,000 this rally will call their broker- sentiment still show that in- billion for rigging key interest JPMorgan faces a fine of to fall in a- bull market that's took just 59 days. age and jump in." vestors are bearish, Salamone rates, the latest major penal- about 80 million euros. in a.
riding the powerfulcombination Seeing the market charge The market's rise has been says. Flows into U.S. stock mu- ty in a continuing worldwide statement, the bank said the
of a slow-but-steady economy, higher may start to get inves- staggering, too, given the num- tual funds are still slow relative fixing probe. case involved the conduct. of
solid corporate profits and re- tors, who have avoided stocks ber of problems the economy to the outflows of the previous Two major American banks, two former traders during a cord low interest rates, thanks since the 2008 financial crisis, and investors had to look past. few years and the number of in- JPMorgan Chase & Co. and one-month period in early to the Federal Reserve to perhaps wade back in, says "The whole market has climbed vestors placing bearish bets on Citigroup Inc., were among 2007.
After crossing but not being Ken Winans of Winans Invest- a wall of worry, including a fis- stocks is higher now than it was the institutions hit with pen- "The settlement makes no able to hold 16,000 Monday, the ments. Dow 16,000 "is the cat- cal cliff, interest rate worries, at the start of the year, he says. allies, which the European finding that JPMorgan Chase Dow had no problem Thursday nip to the retail investor. When government, shutdowns," Wi- "We wouldn't be surprised Commission e .announced management had any knowlas it jumped l0.Voints to close- people talk about the Dow, they nans says. "There have been if there's hesitation as indexes Wednesday in Belgium. edge or involvement in the at 16,010 for a 0.7 percent gain don't talk about Dow 15,995; many reasons for'this market to challenge round numbers" Sal- "What is shocking about. conduct at issue, or that the on the day. Other major U.S. in- They care about Dow 16,000," blow up, and it hasn't." amone says. "But we'd stay on the [rate-rigging] scandals is traders' actions had any imdexes also ended close to their he says. "Those that missed Meanwhile, bearish investors the (buying) side.",. not only the manipulation of pact on the firm's Libor subbenchmarks; which is being missions orthe published Litackled by financial regula- bor rates," the bank said.
tors worldwide, but also the Deutsche 'Bank is on the
torcollusion between banks who hook for a much larger chunk
How Io l pa in off are supposed to be competing of the total fine: 725 million.
with each other," Joaquin Al- euros.
For all important matters, remember the sayng "if you can say it, you can sign it." -munia, thecommission Vice eJrgenFitschen cuiand Anshu
president in charge of compe- Jain, co-chief executives of
By Gary Singer remember' the saying transfer your lender records within 60 days and tition policy, said in a state-. Deutsche Bank, said traders'
"if you can say it, you the full amount, along send you a copy of that release. ment. past conduct amounted to a
Board-certified real estate can sign it." with a couple of days If you have to bring a lawsuit Central to the case are key "gross violation of eutsche "
lawyer Gary M. Singer writes When you are paying of extra interest to be to make the lender release the interest rates that help form Bank's values and beliefs."
about the housing market at off your mortgage, you on the safe side. mortgage, the wire receipt and the foundation of the global'' "We are attaching the highSunSen-ifi'nel.com/housekeys need to make a writ- The wiring receipt payoff letter will be your proof, financial system. est institutional importance
each Friday. ten request for the full > will that your and the law allows you to re- The London Inter-Bank Of- to ensuring that this type of
Q:. I want, to pay off my payoff amount. Upon lender received the cover your attorney's fees and fered Rate, known as Libor, misconduct does not happen
mortgage but my lender tells receipt of the informa- money. costs from your lender. determines how much banks again," they said in a stateme it might take weeks for it tion, 'your lender, un- Because it is a wire The information and materi- pay' to lend to each other. hent.
to give me a "paid in full" re- der Florida law, must SINGER transfer; there will be als on this blog are provided for Trillions of dollars in finan- EU regulators said Wednesceipt. I am leery of wiring my provide you' with the no delay waiting for general informational purposes cial products are pegged to day they would continue inmoney directly to the bank exact amount to pay your loan funds to clear. only and are not intended to be these rates. vestigating the conduct of
without any type of receipt. in full, along with the daily in- It is a good idea to check in legal advice. The fines, totaling 1.7 bil- traders at Cr6dit Agricole,
And I don't want to find "hid- terest amount. with your lender a few days No attorney-client relation- lion euros, were also levied HSBC and JPMorgan.
den charges" after the payoff. The payment in full amount after you 'wire the money to ship is formed, nor should any against Deutsche Bank, So- JPMorgan said it has coHow do I protect myself? will most likely be different make sure that it credited your such relationship. be implied. ci6t6 G~n6rale, Royal Bank operated fully and does not Val from the amount shown on account and is working on the Nothing on this blog is intend- of Scotland, and RP Martin. believe that it engaged in
A: It's best to do everything your monthly mortgage state- release. ed to substitute for the advice Barclays and UBS avoided wrongdoing involving the
in writing and not rely on any- ment because of escrow bal- By law, your lender must re- of an attorney, especially an fines in exchange for .their co- Euro Inter-Bank .Offered thing that is told to you verbal- ances, loan fees and daily in- cord a satisfaction and release attorney licensed in your juris- ,operation. Rate,' or Euribor, benchmark ly. For all important matters, terest charges. You should wire of the mortgage in the public diction. Citigroup, which also aided interest rate.




Court revivies Wa-Mart suit

ByMra avrecision by (U.S. District Judge. correctly applied the law recRobe rt N. Scoa J r.) to alw ognizing that plaintiff may With TotalBank's
Plaintiffs suing Wal-Mart the EleVenth .Circuit to im- not stack one class action .on F~
Stores Inc. for gender discrim- mediately consider whether top of another to indefinitely irtTime
iaincan appeaa prvious plantiffs' ls am nLv upn th statute Of limita-Ho e ye Pr ra
court ruling that dismissed v. Wal-Mart should be allowed tions," the statement said. Honbyr rga
their case, a federal judge to proceed," said Ted Leop- Plaintiffs' argument in the
with the U.S. Southern Dis- old of Leopold Law, the Palm request for immediate appeal '>-'~Affordable home mrtgages
trict Court decided Monday. 'Beach Gardens firm repre- are not new, Walmart said, secica~y for first time
A class-action lawsuit, senting plaintiffs in Florida, having been considered and
which includes a Boca Raton Alabama and Georgia. The rejected by other courts. ) Low, fixed rte first otgg
woman among the named regional case is a division .of "We believe that the Elev- ,> LoCal Govrnment Partners
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The nation's economy is hotter than expected
3.6 percent growth beat forecast lysts at PNC Financial and Bar- achieved that solid pace despite the government said.
clays agreed that the big inven- QUARTERLY substantial fiscal drag (from) The results appear to butBy Trim Mullaney the economy expanded at an tory buildup is unlikely to be tax increases and the seques- tress surveys and other data
annual rate of 3.7 percent. repeated in the fourth quarter, PROGRESS ter. This resilience suggests that show rising confidence in
The U.S. economy grew at a The economy expanded at a resulting in lower growth. that the underlying growth in faster growth next year. The
3.6 percent annual rate in the 2.5 percent annual rate in the But together with higher Annual rate of change from the economy has deep roots." Business Roundtable reported third quarter, faster than first second quarter. business investment and fast- preceding quarter. Other major components of Thursday that its poll of chief
reported and its strongest per- But Thursday's revision to er hiring, others argued rising Q1 2012 3.7% gross domestic product were a executive officers shows imformance in 1V2 years. estimates of final demand business confidence and an mixed bag. proving prospects for investBehind the improvement: the value of goods and services improving housing market au- Q2 1.2% Consumer spending grew 1.4 ment, and Thursday's news
Businesses boosted inventories people actually use now fell gur better growth by early next 2.8% percent, a little less than first that investment and inventory
even more than the government slightly, to a 1.9 percent annual year. estimated. Federal spending fell building are rising points in the
had estimated last month. rate from 2.0 percent in the first "While there were special Q4. 0.1% less than the government first same direction.
The Commerce Department's estimate. Inventory restocking factors that boosted growth, Q1 2013 1.1% reported, and private invest- So does news from the labor
revised estimate Thursday added 1.68 percentage points there is no getting around the ment in equipment, software market. Payroll processor ADP
handily beat economists' con- to growth, the Commerce De- fact that the economy posted a Q2 2.5% and building grew faster than reported Wednesday that prisensus forecast of 3.1 percent, partment said, twice as much three percent gain in the mid- Q3 3.6% its first estimate. Exports were vate employers added 215,000
as reported by Econoday. It's as first estimated., dle two quarters of the year," less than first estimated, and workers in November, which
also the highest growth rate Economists were divided in Citigroup economist Peter Source: Bureau Economic Analysis imports were higher, reducing has raised expectations for Frisince 2012's first quarter, when their reaction to the news. Ana- D'Antonio wrote. "The economy gross domestic product growth, day's jobs report.


Black businesswoman, has great timing Avoid dodging holiday bills
Adrienne McAdory says goodbye ing The Washington Post Year's, and another six mil- HOLIDAYS fiat-screen TV under the tree, .then
she stumbled upon an ar- lion are predicted to occur continued from 6D you're better off telling Santa to cut
dotCOM, hello dotWED ticle announcing the sale of on Valentine's Day. back, pick up a second job or find
1,000 new, top level domains "I want to make dotWED skipping one payment a year costs the money by cutting some other Miami Times staff report prelaunch period. (TLDs). global," McAdory says. $767 and adds 16 months of pay- part of the budget.
The first dotWED websites Seeing this as a good busi- McAdory's mission is to ments. A better alternative is another ofAdrienne McAdory is mak- will go-live Feb. 1, 2014 and ness opportunity, McAdory provide couples around the If it's the cheapest option for fer from your bank a savings acing her mark in Internet his- general availability will be- cashed in a large portion of world with dotWED domain finding money to fix the furnace count. Automatically set aside a few tory with the launching of gin for the world April 1, her savings, formed a com- hames with a starting price in December, then skipping a loan bucks* each week in a separate acher new business. 2014. pany (Atgron Inc.) and pur- of $50 per year for the first payment is the way to go. If it's count, and you can coast through
Starting Dec. 30 through The likeliness that McAdo- chased the rights to dotWED. two years. the only way you can plunk a new the holidays on cash.
Jan. 28, 2014, newly-en- ry, a government IT consul- According to Mashable. Couples can move away gaged couples" will have tant for more than a decade, corn , from the corporate dotCOM Law fir to e isl
the chance to buy their winding up with this oppor- one-third of wedding propos- and celebrate marital bliss VV 1111 t m a ek d s il
own dotWED domain tunity was by pure chance. als each year occur between with this fun and unique doname As part of a unique She says, that while read- Thanksgiving and- New main name. CHURCH interested in partici- to make sure every
continued from 6D paying. child gets a gift this
Brown says that he Christmas," Brown
volunteers or students is grateful for the part- said.
Will benefit reductions impact jobless rate? seeking community ners of the law firm for Although this is the
_ _service hours will be their generosity, add- first time EUMC has
BENEFITS ion the long-term unem- jobless rate by between 0.1 The Fed has said it will needed. Those who are ing that without their hosted a toy drive,
contiued from 6D ployed as the economy and 0.2 percentage point in hold interest rates near zero interested should con- assistance, the event Brown Says he is lookstruggled to heal from the early 2014. at least untilthejobless rate tact Dr. Devin Brown, would not have been ing for other ways in
Americans are required to recession. 'If, hypothetically, all drops to 6.5 percent. But if pastor of discipleship possible. the future for the area
be actively looking for work. President Barack Obama workers receiving emergen- a big part of the decline re- and outreach at revd- "We* want to make churches and local That is also a key factor and his fellow Democrats cy unemployment benefits flects people dropping out of dbrown@yahoo.com sure that no child in businesses to work tothat defines who is unem- want to include an exten- dropped out of the labor the labor force, that could ployed, as opposed to those sion of the program in any force once benefits expired, be seen as a sign of weak- yahoo.com> if they are out a toy and we want community.
who have dropped out of the budget deal hammered out this would result in a 0.8 ness, not strength.
labor force. by a bipartisan panel. A percentage point decline in "Such a fall in the unem- M om s help from
Emergency jobless bene- negotiating panel has been the unemployment rate," ployment and participation Mget SportyromLVC41LLMam
fits for 1.3 million long-term given a Dec. 13 deadline said Alec Phillips, an econ- rates could create some "I
unemployed people are set to reach a deal to fund the omist at Goldman Sachs in tricky choices for Fed poli- TOYIDRIVE curious people walk- still want to do
to run out on Jan. 1 unless government. Washington. cymakers as they assess continued from 6D ing by that wanted to something special for
help the good cause. families that are in
the U.S. Congress agrees on With little time left, and "If all of these workers the health of the labor mar- there- and we were all In all, hundreds of need of help'this holian extension. opposition' to an extension became employed, the re- kt," said JPMorgan eroli. wondering how it was dollars were donated. day ,qson because
The Nationa ploymeit among some Republicans, sulting unemployment rate Not only will the expira- going to work?" she and a pile of toys were every "hild deserves
LawProject, aNew York- analystsnalysts say it appears like- would be only slightly lower. tion of emergency benefits added."BrutIwashap- Collected by the end to behappy at Christbased advocacy group, es- ly the emergency benefits However ... ."we would ex- affect the unemployment
timates that about 850,000 will expire as scheduled on pect the actual effect on the rate, it could also hit con- py at how awesome'it of the night. Stewart mas," she said.
people will run out of state Jan. 1. unemployment rate to be sumer spending and ulti- turned out m says next week sheml Sporty Momma s
unemployment benefits in significantly less dramatic lately economic growth in' The other mommy- be donating the toys misn i to encourthe first quarter of 2014, IIEADACHE FOR FED than either of these hypo- the first quarter of 2014. owned businesses all to, Toys-Fr-Tots dur- age mothers to folwith no access to emergen- The U.S. jobless rate has theticals." '"'; '"The program currently gave their unwrapped ing their annual event low their dreams and
cy benefits if lawmakers do dropped 2.7 percentage Should the unemploy- pays out benefits at around toys for needy chil- in 'Miami. And she'll provide inspiration for notact, points from a peak of 10 meant rate drop because a $20r 25 billion annual dren." use the financial do' others to try somen Stewart said that rations to do more thing new like writThe emergency unem- percent in October 2009, former recipients of job- rate," said Feroli. she even received mon- shopping for families ing a book or starting
'ployment compensation though some of the decline less benefits have dropped Should that flow dry up, program was introduced has been due to Americans out of the labor force, that consumer spending could etary 'donations from in need. their own business.
in 2008 during the depths giving up the search for could pose problems for the take a hit in the first quarof recession, and has been work. Federal Reserve, which has ter, perhaps subtracting
extended every year since Goldman Sachs expects put the unemployment rate around 0.4 percentage point
then. It has paid out more an expiration of emergency at the center of monetary from annualized real GDP than $225 billion to cush- benefits would reduce the policy. growth in that quarter.".
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'The group added that past Low-wage workers from federally contracted businesses demonstrate at the for from small, minorIties and women, businesses, general contractor groups, community
demonstrations "have fallen higher pay. organizations, and other officials or organizations which may have Information concerning the
well short of their purported 'avallablty of disadvantaged and non-dIsadvantaged businesses, the effects of discrimination numbers." Kendall Fells, a industry that competes ag- lion workers in health care, wage hike by the end of the on opportunities for DBEs, and what might constitute a "level playing field" for partlclpatlon of New York City-based orga- gressively on low prices, a janitorial and other indus- year. But the measure is not DBEs In MDAD projects. A "level playing field". is defined as the amount of participation DBE nizer for Fast Food Forward, practice that has intensified tries, has been providing expected to .gain traction in firms would have in MDAD projects if there were no discrimination against them. said demonstrations are as companies including Mc- organizational and finan- the House, where Republican MDAD Is proposing an overall goal of 16.0% for particlpatlon by Disadvantaged Business planned for 100 cities, in' ad- Donald's Corp., Burger King cial support to the push for leaders oppose it.EnepssInMAprjcsfricayar21to06,bednifrmtncuetl dition to the 100 cities where Worldwide Inc. and Yum higher pay over the past year. Supporters of wage hikes avalae.he IonAre for isal asur0t I06 ado information wiluervalblefr ub/ workers will strike. He said Brands Inc. face growing Berlin Rosen, a political con- have been successful at the' inspection for 30 days from the publication of this notice at MDAD's Mlnorlty Affairs Office plans started coming togeth- competition and slow growth sulting and public relations state and local level. Last located at 4200 N.W. 36th Street, Building 5-A, 3rd Floor, Miami, Florida33122, Monday er shortly after the one-day in the weak economy. Fast- firm based in New York City, month, voters in New Jersey through Friday from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. actions in about 60 cities this food workers are also seen has also been coordinating approved a hike in the minisummer. "They understand as difficult to unionize, given communications efforts and mum to $8.25 an hour, up MDAD and the U.S. Departmentof Transportationwill accept commenltson theOBE goalfor 45 they're not going to win from the industry's high turnover helping organizers connect from $7.25 an hour. Califor- days from thqe date of thIs advertisement. The DBE Program Plan may be reviewed at MDAD's 'a one-day strike," Fells said rates. with media outlets. In the nia, New York, Connecticut Mlnority Affairs Office at the address above and a copy of Its Annual Update Report may be
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1, TENNESSEE STATE (10-4) Head coach Rod Reed's troops finished sec- game rematch (34-27, 2 OTs). Losses to Houston (62-13), NW State (55-14), ond in OVC to Eastern Illinois then won FCS first round playoff game vs. Butler Jackson State (19-14) and Alcorn State (44-38). (31-0). Walloped for second time by E. Illinois in 2nd round (51-10 after 34-16 6. JACKSON STATE (8-4) SWAC East Division champ fell to Southern (27loss earlier). Losses also to Bethune-Cookman (12-9) and E. Kentucky (44-0). 24, 2 OTs) in SWAC Championship Game. Also lost to Tulane (34-7), TennesJust one loss (EIU in playoffs) with junior QB Michael German at the helm. see State (26-16) and Alcom State (48-33).
2. WINSTON-SALEM STATE (10-2) Won CIAA South and represented con- 7. ALCORN STATE (8-3) Tied for second in SWAC East Division. Lost to Miss. ference in Div. II playoffs. Won first round game over Slippery Rock (27-20) State (51-7), Alabama State (49-30) and Alabama A&M (19-18). before bowing to Shepherd (7-0) in 2nd round. Also lost season opener to 8. ALABAMA STATE (8-4) Tied for second in SWAC East Division. Lost to U NC-Pembroke (25-21). Jacksonville State (24-22), Jackson State (30-23), Kentucky (48-14) and South3. BETHUNE-COOKMAN (10-3) MEAC co-champ received conference's au- em (31-28). tomatic bid to FCS playoffs. Lost in first round to Coastal Carolina (48-20). Lost 9. TUSKEGEE (8-3) Finished second in SIAC West but received NCAA Div. Tennessee State Sports Photo to Florida State (54-6) and Norfolk State (27-24). II playoff berth. Fell to North Alabama in first round (30-27). Also had losses to
STANDING TALL: Head 4. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE (9-4) MEAC co-champs got at-large bid to Miles (41-36) and W-S State (35-13).
coach Rod Reed led Ten- FCS playoffs but lost at home to Furman (30-20) in first round. Also lost to 10. VIRGINIA STATE (9-1) CIAA North Division champ involved in melee that
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finish, first round playoff 5. SOUTHERN (9-4) SWAC champion after defeating Jackson State in title Div. II playoffs. Only loss was to Benedict (30-14). W RAP win vs. Butler.

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Tennessee State finishes at No. I Grambling names Broderick Fobbs
With no truly dominant football team this year and no deep run new head football coach
for any team in the playoffs, picking the top team in the final BLACK GRAMBLING, La. -Grmbling State President Frank G. Pogue
COLLEGE SPOTtS PAGE Top Ten was a daunting task.
Tennessee State (10-4) gets the nod but only by a whisker. and Athletic Director Aaron James announced last week.the selection of Fobbs Bailey Wyatt Junior
The Blue Tigers under head coach Rod Reed finished behind former Grambling player Broderick Lee Fobbs as the school's next head
FCS No. 2 Eastern Illinois in the OVC race and earned an FCS play- football coach.
off berth this year in the expanded field. After a first round win over Fobbs was chosen from a pool of more than 100 candidates. His ap- OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Greg McGhee, Howard
Butler, they came up short against the ElU juggernaut for the second pointment, effective Monday (Dec. 9), was approved by the University of DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Joe Thomas, South Carolina State
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Tristan Bellamy, South Carolina State
time in the second round. Louisiana System Board of Supervisors and a news conference was held ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Tank Cohen, North Carolina A&T
Of its four losses, all except the playoff loss occurred when Monday to make the formal announcement. COACH OF THE YEAR: Brian Jenkins, Bethune-Cookman
starting quarterback Michael German was not on the field and with Fobbs, the tight ends coach at McNeese State, was an honors student FIRSTTEAM
freshman Ronald Butler at the controls. That included a 12-9 loss to while playing GSU football in the late 1990s under legendary head foot- QB Greg McGhee, Jr., HOW, RB Tarik Cohen, Fr., NC A&T; Ronaldan Pinch, Gr., NSU; WR Bethune-Cookman to open the season, the Blue Tigers only black ball coach Eddie G. Robinson Sr., the.NCAA's winningest coach in Di- Tyler McDonald, Sr., SCSU; Milton Williams, III, Jr., DSU; TE Joseph Hawkins, r-Sr., NSU;
ter~he Tger wer a iffeentC -Andrew Edourad, Jr., B-CU; Ok Karirn Barton, Sr., MSU; Alex Monroe, Sr., B-CO; Dominic college loss. With German under center, the Tigers were a different vision 1. He has experience recruiting across Louisiana both at McNeese Wilson urad, scsu; Rashard Brown Sr., B-CU
and dominant team. The postseason FCS win gives them the nod over (FCS school) and the University of Southern Mississippi (SBS school). DEFENSE
the competition. DL-Miles Groom,.So., HAM; Andrew Carter, r-Jr., SCSU; Alex Glover, Jr., SCSU; Rodney Gunter,
Last year's top team, Winston-Salem State, ran through the He is the son of Lee Fobbs, a veteran assistant coach who also played Jr., DSU; LB Lynden Trail, r-Jr., NSU; Jarkevis Fields, Sr., B-CU; Joe Thomas, r-Sr., SCSU; DB
CIAA for the second straight year but was unable to duplicate its at Grambling under coach Robinson and also served as head coach at Nick Addison, Jr., B-CU; Darnin Marrow, r-Jr., NSU; Justin Blake, r-Sr., HAM; Admola Olatunji, s North Carolina A&T from 2006 to 2008. Jr HOW P-Lawrence Forbes, r-F., MSU; PK-Anthony Prevost, Fr., HAM; RS -Adrian Wilkins,
postseason run to last year's NCAA Div. 1I national championship r-So., NCCU
game. The Rams (10-2) did get one playoff win before bowing in the Since graduating from GSU in 1997, Fobbs coached high school SECOND TEAM
second round. They finish second in our final ranking. football in Waco, Texas; worked as a graduate assistant at Louisiana- OB Cory Murphy, Sr.,,DSU; RB Isidore Jackson, Sr., B-CU; Anthony Philyaw, Fr., HOW; WR
Eddie Poole, Gr., B-CU; Simon Heyward, Sr., SSU; TE Ks Drummond, Jr., SSU; C Tristan
Bethane-Cookman (10-3) was only clipped by Norfolk State Lafayette and spent five seasons (2002 -2007) at Northwestern State in a Bellamy, r-Sr., SCSU; William Robinson, r-Jr., NC A&T; Nathan Isles, Sr., NC A&T; Darren Pinin the MEAC race but held on to share the MEAC crown with South variety of coaching positions. The latter part of Fobbs career has been at neck, Jr., MSU; Kory Alpichi, Jr., HAM; DEFENSE
Carolina State and earn the conference's automatic FCS playoff McNeese State with the exception of a 2012 season at Southern Missis- DL- Dyron Dye, Gr., B-CU; Javon Hargrave, So., SCSU; LaBrandon Richardson, Jr., B-CU; Deon berth. Neither of the co-champs could however break the league's sippi. King, So:, NSU;. LB DVonte Grant, Sr., NC A&T; Delbert Tyler, Sr., HAM; Tazmon Foster, Sr.,
now 14-year drought of FCS (formerly I-AA) playoff wins. B-CU is NCCU; DB D'Vonte Graham, Sr., NCA&T Michael Jones, Fr., NCCU; Kimaro McFadden, Sr.,
ttSCSU; Caron Johnson, Sr., HAM; P Christian Faber-Kimmey, r-Fr., HAM; PK Nick Belcher, thiid ad S Stte ourh ithefin rnkin. Mchal B ile ou atVirini Unonn-So., scsu;; Rs Tabotein Taylor Sr., MSU;, D'Vonte Graham, Sr., NCA&T
It was nearly a decade ago in the Pete Richardson era when Michael Bailey out at Virginia Union
Southern (9-4) last won a SWAC championship. That changed this Virginia Union announced last week the dismissal of Head Football year when the resurgent Jaguars in their first full year under head Coach and Athletic Director Michael Bailey, who for five years has held
coach Dawson Odums took home the title. The Jags round out the the dual positions. 1 '
top five in our final ranking. Bailey, 22-28 in five seasons as head coach, joined the Panthers'
Three SWAC East Division teams take up the next three spots: coaching staff in 1995 under then-head coach Willard Bailey. He was apdivision champ.Jackson State (8-4) and runners-up Alcorn State pointed as Virginia Union's athletics director in 2001. Eight years later, he 77
(8-3) and Alabama State (8-4). The three engaged in a season-long succeeded Greg Richardson as VUU's football coach. His team finished
battle for division honors. As it was, 'Bama State beat Alcorn, Alcorn 3-7 this season after a 5-5 record in 2012.
beat Jackson State and Jackson State beat Alabama State. The difference was JSU had no other SWAC loss while the others did. ...
Rounding out the top ten are Tuskegee and Virginia State. Wyatt takes the reins at Edward Waters
Tuskegee (8-3) did not win the SIAC title but got into the Div. II Alvin Wyatt, Sr., will be named head football coach at Edward Waplayoffs for the first time in its history and showed well. Virginia ters College in a press conference on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in the
State (9-1) won the CIAA North but blew a shot at the league title and Adams-Jenkins Community Sports & Music Complex.
a playoff berth with an unfortunate and ugly incident before the title Wyatt, the former Bethune-Cookman head coach, will become the,
game. fourth head coach at Edward Waters since football was reinstated in 2001. Ito
Wyatt had served as defensive coordinator and was named as interim AWARD WINNERS: (L. to r.) Southern QB Dray Joseph, Ark.-Pine Bluff LB FCS PLAYOFFS AND SWAC TITLE GAME RECAPS head coach replacing Brad Bernard midway through this season. Jer-ryan Harris, Alcorn State RB Arnold Walker, Alabama State LB Kourtney
FCS PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND Wyatt was the all time winningest coach at Bethune Cookman com- Berry and Jackson State DL Javancy Jones.
Eastern Illinois 51, Tennessee State 10. piling a record of 90-54-0 in ?? seasons.
CHARLESTON, II Tennessee State surrendered 553 yards of Top SWAC football players named
total offense, 313 on the ground in bowing to Eastern Illinois 51-10 in a E.J. Junior out, Suber in at Central State BIRMLNGHAM,Ala. Alcorn State and Alabama State led the way
second round FCS playoff game here Saturday. Footballscoop.com has reported that EJ. Junior has been fired as with 10 selections apiece with both landing five players on the first teani as
Prolific EIU quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, only threw for 240 head football. coach at Central State University. Assistant head coach the 2013 Southwestern Athletic Conference postseason football awards
yards (17 of 26) and three touchdowns, but his input augmented a run- / defensive coordinator Darrell Suber has been named the interim head were released in voting conducted by league head coaches and sports inforning attack led by Shepard Little who ran 12 times for -184 yards and coach. r mation directors.
two scores including an 80-yard scoring jaunt in the final quarter. Southern senior s.ea Dray Joseph and Alcorn State senior

turnover on TSU's first possession into a field goal to lead 10-0 early. running back Arnold Walker were named Co-Offensive Players of the
Garoppolo's first scoring toss pushed the lead to 16-0 with 4:41 to go in Year. Arkansas-Pine Bluff senior linebacker Jer-ryan Harris was tabbed
the firstperiod Defensive Player of the Year while Alabama State's redshirt freshman
EIU added a touchdown with 10 minutes to go before halftime, linebacker Kourtney Berry landed the Newcomer of the Year award.
returned a blocked punt for another score with two minutes to play and Rounding out the postseason accolades, Jackson State defensive lineman
ended the half with a 4-yard passing touchdown, making the score 37-0 Javancy Jones was tagged Freshman of the Year.
at halftime. The Tigers fumbled four times in the first half, losing two, Joseph led Southern to an 8-4 overall record (7-2 SWAC) and its first
missed a field goal and had a' punt blocked for the first time all season. TOPS IN THE MEAC: (L. to r.) Howard QB Greg MGhee, SC State LB Jo Western Division title since 2004 with a league best, 3(7 236 passing yards,
TSU scored on a 7-yard run by Tim Broughton in the third quarter Thomas, NC A&T RB Tarik Cohen, SC State C Tristan Bellamy and B-CU becoming the second quarterback in school history to throw for more than
and Jamin Godfrey's 42-yard field goal in the final stanza. .head coach Brian Jenkins, becin g thee quarebac. ei l hsor t oin aoin rds pr
TSU mustered 287 yards of total offense and redshirt junior quar- c he Thomas lead aII-MEAC 3,00yards in6.7 a sing seaon.heleas th WA2n7asngyrd.e
terback Mike German finished 25-of-38 for 242 yards with no inter- c he ik ae(6.)adpsigtuhon 2)
cept~ions or touchdowns. NORFOLK, Va., Howard quarterback Greg MeGhee was selected Walker capped his collegiate career leading Alcorn State and the
as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's (MEAC) Offensive Player of. SWAC in rushing yards (1,191) and rushing touchdowns (16). He averaged SWAC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME the Year and Joe Thomas of South Carolina State earned the Defen- 5.3 yards per carry and led the SWAC averaging 99.2 rushing yards per
Southern 34, Jackson State 27, 20OTs .sive Player of the Year honors, as voted on by the MEAC's head football game.
HOUSTON Quarterback Dray Joseph connected with wide re- coaches and sports information directors. Harris anchored .UAPB's defense finishing atop the SWAC in tackles
ceiver Lee Doss for a 16-yard touchdown pass to hand Southern Uni- North Carolina A&T running back Tasrik Cohen earned the Rookie with 107 (56 solo). He currently sits sixth in the FCS.
versity a 34-27 double overtime victory over" Jackson State on Satur- of the Year award and Tristan Bellamy, of S.C. State, was selected as Of- Jones recorded 48 tackles (21 solo) to go along with a team high, 12 day in the 2013 Toyota SWAC Football Championship inside Reliant fensive Lineman of the Year. tackles for loss. lHe captured five sacks, two pass deflections, a forced fumStum.-)wn t hrdSA hminhpgaei colhs Fourth-year head coach Brian Jenkins of Bethune-Cookman was' ble, blocked kick and a defensive touchdown.
SU (-4wi oryt ani d first undermeon d-yea haea schoa h selected for his third Coach of the Year honor. Jenkins led the Wildcats to Berry posted a team-leading 107 total tackles (57 solo, 48 assists) in
Dawson Odums. a 7-1 MEAC mark, a 10-2 overall record, a share of the conference's regu- the 11 games. In addition, he complemented his stops with seven sacks and
After SU scored, during the ensuing lar season title and the MEAC's automatic berth to the NCAA Division I 11.5 tackles for a loss. He also finished the year with an interception, two drive, JSU running back Tommy Gooden (FCS) Championships. fumble recoveries, three pass break ups and two quarterback hurries.
stepped .out of bounds to negate what would McG'hee led the MEAC in total offense (272.9 ypg.), was second in have been a five-yard touchdown pass from passing yards per game (198.2 ypg.) completing 59% of his passes with CO-OFFENSIE PLAYER OF THE YEAR DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR to hlp JU (84) een te 16toucdown. Healsofinihed.heosasonrankdothrdeirthe 'Jin D--yosapn(Sother)sJe-tyakHarsss(rkanas-PneuBuff Clayton Moore thepSU(-1eeth 16tuhon.HalofnsethsesnrnetidinheMEAC in Amnold Walker (Alcom Stale)
game. Both teams failed to score in the first rushing with 896 yards (74.7 ypg.). ,NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR 'FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
overtime. Thomas recorded 116 total tackles, 84 solo, with a conference-best 19 Kourtrrey Berry (Alabama State) Javancy Jones (Jackson State)
SWAC Championship Defensive MVP, tackles for a loss and 7.5 sacks during the 2013 campaign. FIRST TEAM
Anthony Balancier, intercepted Moore to rsmn oe e h ECi uhn vrgn 04 OFFENSE
Odums with SWAC end JSU's first attempt in overtime. He led As a rsmn oe e teMA nrsig avrgn 144 O Dray Joseph, SU; RB'- Isaiah Crowell, ALS;Arnold Walker, AlC; OL Isaac Sampson,
chamPs' trophy. SU's defense with 11 tackles with a forced yards per game on' 195 attempts with eight touchdowns and became the ALC, Dillon Bonnet, PV; Edmond Davis, ALS; Jordan Arthur, JSU; Johnathan Smith, JSU, WR
fumble and two break ups. first freshman in North Carolina A&T State history to rush for over 1,000 DeAndre Cooper PV; Lee Doss, SU: TE Johnathan Dorsey, AA&M
Southern placekicker Gregory Pitttnan's 37-yard field goal at- yards in a season. DL- Derrick Billups, ALAB; Amilr Bloom, TSU; Javancy Jones, JSU; Robert Simpson, MVSUI; LB
tempt was blocked by Conard Brown, keeping the Tigers' hopes ali ve. Bellamy aided a dominating Bulldog offense that accounted for 4,101 Jer-ryan Harris, UAPB; Kourtney Berry, ALS; Robert Nelson, AA&M; DB Qua Cox, JSU; Avery
ospoffensive MVP, finished 27-of-46 for 337 yards passing yards of total offense, including 2,000 yards on the ground. Boynzin. LS; Ran Toas Ts CJrgn ALC ; -Hie crnuAC -ob
with three touchdowns, including a pair to Willie Quinn, to power the South Carolina 'State led all schools with 13 student-athletes rec- SECOND TEAM
Jaguars.
Joseph hit Quinn for a 34-yard touchdown to give Southern a 10-0 ognized on the three MEAC post-season teams. The Bulldogs had five offense
QGB Jerry Lovelocke, PV; RB Barrington Scott, AA&M;, Courtney Brown, PV; OL- Derrick Jead,
lead Afer he eam trdedfied gals More ent5-fr-Sleaingthe student-athletes earn first-team honors. Bethunle-Cookman finished close JSU; Jonathan Scott, ALC; Anthony Mosley, SU: Prairie View A&M; Robert Roquemore, ALS; Tiges 7 yads n jut 5 seond Hethe folow d wih a25-ard behind with 12 student-athletes to earn post-season honors, in addition to cDetonio Dade, ALC; WR Zach Pendleton, JSU; Montarius Smith, AA&M;, TE Jordan Payne,
touchdown pass to Zachary Pendleton to trim the lead to 13-10 at half- five first-team selections. Defense
time MI-EATER ATLETC CNFEENC (MAC)DL Delon Roberson, ALC; Carnton Jones, ALS; Tedderlck Terrell, JSU; Edward Mosely, ALS;
time MIDE~aIERNATHETICCONFRENE (MAC)LB -Raheem Cardwell, PV; Jerome Howard, PV; Steve Onsake, GSU; DB Lawrence Barnett,
Moore completed 21-of-42 with two interceptions and a pair of 2013 Football All-Conference Teams AA&M: Derrick Hamrs, AA&M; Alcomn State; Devon Francis, ALC; Cameron Loeffler, JSU; K
touchdowns. Pendleton hauled in six cathces for 97 yards. Bobby Wenzig, ALS; P Cory Carter, TSU; RS Myles Everett, ALS
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12D THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 11-17, 2013 j THE NATIONS #1 BLACK NEWSPAPER












High school Jameis Winston, 'Noles
football playoff.

ftllo /o now focus on football


roundup i NO CHARGES FILED IN SEX ASSAULT CASE
By Akilah Laster "Time is important and it cer- Jansen pressed Meggs to exMiami Times writer tainly would've been nice to know pedite the process last week, but
Akilahlaster@gmail.com Florida State all the things we know now back the state attorney insisted that
quarterback in December," Meggs said. he would not rush the investigaThe culmination of the football season is here. Class Fe
A Class 4A teams battled over the week- end Jameis Winston For three weeks, details of e tiI'know there% been a lot of
investigation trickled out. I eggs, "Iko thr'benaltf
for each of their respective warms up before Jansen and the accuser through concern about the length and
state titles at the Citrus her attorney all criticized the Tal- time we've taken to complete our
Bowl in Orlando, while a game. lahassee Police Department. investigation, but I want to enClasses 5A-8A com-' Jansen was concerned that the sure you the timing should not
peted in the state department released a timeline of and (has) not been driven by Heissemifinals. its investigation, man demands or football schedTw& Dade The victim's family was upset by ule," Meggs said. teams returned the police department's "inordi- Winston is considered a favorite
with chai- nate delay" seeking witness state- to win the prestigious Heisman
pionship 'A. ments and processing evidence, Trophy, although the investigaprograms: questioning the conduct of its in- tion threatened to hinder his staClass 2A vestigators. tus as a runaway favorite.
Champag Winston's DNA matched a sam- The case is closed, according to
nat Catho- ple taken from the victim's un- Meggs.
lic School derwear, according to a Florida However, the remnants of the
(Hialeah) Department of Law Enforcement investigation could still follow
defeated Vic- By Brendan Sonnone certain things." report released by police Thurs- both parties.
tory Christian Academy. (Lakeland) State attorney Willie Meggs day. "The victim has grave concerns
14-7 to cap off their 14-1. It was the TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida informed a room stuffed with After the report was released, that her experience as it unfolded
K first title in the program's four-year history. State was set to depart for the roughly 100 reporters inside the Jansen said Winston had con- in the public eye and through soThe more infamous Booker T. Washington Tornados ACC Championship Game Thurs- Leon County Courthousethat his sensual sexual contact with the cial media, will discourage other finished their unprecedented season with their sec- day night without any doubts office would not charge Winston. woman. victims of rape from coming forond consecutive state title. The Tornados have been about Jameis Winston's future: Meggs said the evidence col- Another strand of DNA from a ward," Carroll said in a statement. unanimously ranked the number one team in- the The Seminoles' star quarter- lected did not meet the burden of male was found on the accuser's Jansen is afraid his client will nation after beating teams throughout the country in- back will not be charged in con- proof required to get a conviction. shorts, according to Meggs. When wear a scarlet letter, stating "his clouding Norcross (GA) and Bishop Gorman (NV) both nection with a sexual assault in- "It's been difficult to stay silent asked if she had sexual contact reputation is important to him, who were ranked among the Top 25 in the beginning vestigation, the state attorney's through this process, but I never with a second party, Meggs said, his career is important to him." of the season. The Tornados (14-0) faced Jacksonville office announced Thursday. lost faith in the truth and in who "that would be a logical conclu- Jansen said he and Winston have Bolles in the championship game .for the third season Winston was accused of as- I am," Winston said in a state- sion." discussed taking legal "action on
in a row. And despite a slow start they blew by Bolles saulting a former female Florida ment released by his attorney, his behalf" toward "certain, orgain a 40-21 victory. State student in December "2012, Tim Jansen. CONFLICTING ACCOUNTS nizations" that "maligned him."
In Class 6A state semifinals Central defeated Main- The accuser offered conflicting A felony charge would have
iand28-!5 n~dwi~ adiceto he hamionhipfor although the incident did not be- Jansen said that Winston was
land 28-15 and will advance to the championship for come public knowledge until Nov. happy but not surprised upon accounts of the sexual assault, likely impacted Winston's playthe 'fourth consecutive year. The Rockets (121) have 13. hearing the news Thursday after- according to Meggs, who noted ing status. FSU's student-athlete
an opportunity to win their third state title in four It's logical to assume that FSU's noon. there was some "memory loss." code of conduct prohibits athletes
years, putting them in the ranks of'one of the only football program is relieved to re- "I can say he gave me a hug,"' Meggs stated that there were from competing when charged programs in Dade County with at least three titles. turn to a sense of normalcy. But Jansen said. "It was not relief, be- no outward signs of trauma on with a felony "absent extraordiBooker T. joined the ranks of Carol-City and North- according to Seminoles coach cause he knew he didn't do any- the accuser and that toxicology nary' circumstances as deterwestern with their recent win. Jimbo Fisher, the. distractions of thing." reports did not indicate drugs mined by the administration."
A newbie state championship prospect is Class 8A's potential felony charges never im- were used the night of the inci- Instead, Winston continues to
South Dade who has reached the state finals for the pacted Winston or his teammates. POLICE CRITICIZED dent. lead the Seminoles on the field.
first time in program history. The Buccaneers (13-1) "We're exactly the same," Fisher The investigation evolved into a The victim's family attorney, "Based on' this afternoon's andefeated Palm Beach Gardens 37-10 in the state semi- said. ".... (Winston) has strength national story after TMZ first re- Patricia Carroll, said in the past nouncement by the State Attorfinals and will head to the Citrus Bowl to play reign- in what he believes and what he ported news of Winston's involve- the woman who was a* FSU ney, Jameis Winston's status as ing state champions Apopka High School. does. He's very mature in that ment in a sexual assault inves- student from the Tampa area but a Florida State University student
Both Central and South Dade play on Saturday, De- way. A lot of grownups can't do tigation on Nov. 13, only hours reportedly has withdrawn from athlete remains unchanged," FSU cember 14th. The Rockets take the field at 1 p.m. and that. He can prioritize and com- after Meggs' office learned of the school since the case became athletic director Stan Wilcox said the Buccaneers close out the final game at 7 p.m. partmentalize when he has to do investigation. public was raped by Winston. in a statement.


BAJ AD Final Heisman survey shows


EERHONOR freshman Winston favorite
By ESPN.com and 38 touchdowns while blown away about it. I'm still
Boc Rao' oyAtdr'was 'named the U.,S. Soccer .,
Boca Raton's ... wasnamedthe... S r leading No. 1 Florida State sifting through all the conathlete of the year, taking home the highest honor pre- Four quarterbacks and two into the BCS National Cham- gratulations and phone calls.
sented to soccer players in the United States. running backs were named pionship Game. The Alabama It's just a really awesome exIt was Altidore's first player of the year honor. Altidore, Heisman Trophy finalists on native is on pace to break the perience.
who grew up playing club soccer in Boca Raton, scored a Monday. Quarterbacks Jor- NCAA record for passer effi- Williams said he would reg i'ecnciUSniae .mcsr ....dan Lynch of Northern Illi- ciency rating (190.1). Manziel ward his offensive linemen in
goal: ::''' in five consecutive h n tionl t ea erom -.nois, Johnny Manziel of Texas passed for 3,732 yards, 255 a unique way.
June through August. His eight goals this year were a A&M, AJ McCarron of Ala- more than in his Heisman- "If I actually win the Heiscareer best and tied for a team high. bama and Jameis Winston of winning regular season last man Trophy, I'll chop it up
'It'sahuge honor," Altidore told ussoccer. Florida State were all invited year. He also threw for nine into equal pieces and they can
COM. "I'm really excited. It's an amaz- '' ......... i'to the Heisman ceremony. Au- more touchdowns, but his all take a piece of it home," he
ing feeling- and I wouldn't have done that '--S burn's Tre Mason and Boston rushing stats were way down. said.
without h great play of my teamates." -, ... College's Andre Williams are Manziel ran for 686 yards, Mason, a junior, put his
the running backs.The six down from 1,181 a year ago, name on the list by running
Iianda Lim6n RomerO. finalists invited to the cer- and just eight touchdowns, for 304 yards and four touch' 'emony in New York are the down from 19. 1-e would downs Saturday against MisClow ey ick ted or oin spe d l mit most since 1994. Winston is be only the second player to souri in the SEC Championover the overwhelming favorite to win the award twice after ship Game. He ran for 1,621
By Associated press northbound ,.:" .. i, points needed to suspend a win the award Saturday night Ohio State's Archie Griffin-in yards and 22 touchdowns
on -Interstate -! driver's license. The university in New York now that a sex- 1974 and 1975. this season -in one more
COLUMBIA, S.C. State 77 in Fairfield didn't make-Clowney or coach -ual assault complaint against Williams ran for 2,102 this game than Williams.
Troopers say South Carolina County, about Steve Spurnier available to him in Tallahassee, Fla., has season, becoming the first "When I heard the news,
star -defensive end -Jadeveon 25 miles north talk. -been closed without charges player to pass 2,000 yards I was in disbelief," Mason
Clowney was ticketed for go- of Columbia. Clowney is a junior expected being filed. He could become since 2008. He ran for 17 said in a statement. "For me
ing 110 mph in a 70 mph zone Jones says to enter the NFL draft after the second straight freshman touchdowns and averaged to be invited to the Heisman
on a South Carolina interstate. Clowney was CLOWNEY South Carolina plays Wiscon- to win the award as the top 6.4 yards a carry but did not ceremony, I am honored and
Highway Patrol Lan~ce Cpl. Da- issued the ticket and allowed sin in the Capital One Bowl. player in college football after catch a pass all season. blessed. I couldn't have done vid Jones said Clowney was to drive away. He was named to The Associ- Manziel won it last season. "I haven't been able to wrap it without my teammates; this
pulled over in a Chrysler 300 It carries a $355 fine and ated Press All-Southeastern Winston set freshman records my mind around it yet,". Wil- is an honor for all of them around 7:30 p.m. Saturday six points, which are half the Conference team Mon day. by passing for 3,820 yards liams said. "I'm still really also."

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the Heat's first 17 games of players in the world. In one his stars early in the season the Heat's veteran core coming the season. Maybe Spo has recent stretch James averaged and it is wot'king big time. De- off the bench. been -watching Greg Poppov- 29.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.8 spite the red hot start of the Outside of the Indiana Pacich's maintenance plan with assists -and 1.50 steals while Indiana Pacers in the eastern ers in the east the Miami Heat LeBron is world's' best player his veterans in San Antonio. shooting 60.3 percent from the conference, seem primed to leave their opWhatever tecase it seems to field, 46.7 percent from three- The Miami Heat are hot on ponents in the dust. When the Enjoy the ride Miami. The was recently named Eastern be working for the Miami Heat. point range and 86.8 percent their trail and the team is not bright lights of playoff basketworld's best basketball play- Conference Player of the Week Dwyane Wade has looked great from the foul line, overworking it's big three su- ball come on, South Florida's
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