Group Title: Miami times.
Title: Miami Times
Full Citation
Permanent Link:
 Material Information
Title: Miami Times
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Miami times
Publisher: The Magic Printery
Place of Publication: Miami, Fla.
Publication Date: June 7, 2006
Copyright Date: 2006
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Dade -- Miami
Coordinates: 25.787676 x -80.224145 ( Place of Publication )
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00028321
Volume ID: VID00067
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 2264129
isbn - 0739-0319

Full Text

3 men shot dead as Haitian gang war erupts

7iimIpra Multanlur El N ios MiuInur In Il/i

South's Largest Black Weekly Circulation

One Family Serving Since 1923

SInforming Miami-Dade
and Broward Counties



The Miami Heat are in the NBA
finals for the first time in the
franchise's history.
See story on page 12D

Sharing thoughts on Black murders


By Jarrell Douse
Miami Times Writer

Within communities across
the United States, barbershops
and beauty salons have served

The recent slaying of Jeffrey Johnson

'Jr. has prompted tongues to wag with

vehemence and disgust at the reck-

Slessness of this generation.

ed acts of violence. The murders
provide ample food for thought
as Black men gather in one of
the last bastions of discussions
that are heated and healing,
passionate and prophetic.

most preferring the simplicity of
first names delved into the dis-
cussion to offer viewpoints,
anecdotes and solutions of
what's going on in Miami's
Black communities.

Barber Lamar cuts his client Lenard's hair during the 'Shop Talk' discussion at Freddy's Shapes and
Styles Unisex Salon.

as a meeting place to tidy one's
appearance and to speak freely
about a range of topics from
global politics to community
Miami's Black youth are being
killed by random or premeditat-

Inside Freddy's Shapes and
Styles Unisex Salon, dialogue is
exchanged in attempts to deci-
pher what's ailing today's gener-
ation and to examine the psy-
chosis of trend-like violence.
Young and older men alike -

"Youth don't respect life" is
interjected by a man sitting
near the soda machine as he
continues to leaf through a
"Everybody wants to be a thug
and that's the problem,"

said another.
The recent slaying of Jeffrey
Johnson Jr. has prompted
tongues to wag with vehemence
or disgust at the recklessness of
this generation. The men in the
shop concur that Blacks must
learn to love self beyond pride.
A man by the name.of Lenard
sits in the barber's chair and
offers insight into the murder-
ous matter at hand. Growing up
in the heart of Liberty City, he
said much of the same "trying"
conditions he faced as a child
are many of the same that
today's generation are expected
to deal with: poverty, anger and
personal frustrations.
Though he was raised amidst
these circuitous environments,
he prides his father as being
instrumental in steering him
and his siblings in the right
direction. "Part of the problem is
that older Black men have
stopped caring about what hap-,
pens to Black children, espe-
cially.Black boys," he said.
When tender love and commu-
nity care becomes nonexistent;
anger and frustration fester in
the unlearned and affection-
starved' youth, he said. When a
child is overwhelmed by his con-
ditional and situational confu-
sion he is prone to "following
the leaderless."
That parents must allow chil-
dren to be children and actively
delay them from growing up too
soon generates nods and verbal
agreement in the shop. Lenard
Please turn to SHOP TALK 9A

a 1- hrd a

"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"

"wm :

Three more murders to solve
Three men were assassi- amid concerns for his safe-
nated Monday morning in a ty.
brazen daylight attack in Witnesses told police they
Miami in what police believe saw four men riding in a sil;
is an escalating battle ver Honda minivan traveling
between young Haitian- east along the 1100 block of
American gangs. Northwest 39 Street. The
Police said masked gun- van was approached by two
men riddled the van the vic- Nissan Sentras, one reddish
tims were riding in. At least and the other white at
four gunmen were still at around 11:30 a.m. Police
large Tuesday. said the van's break lights
The driver was identified were still on when they
as Luckson 1Branel, 19 of 37 arrived, indicating that it
NW 76 Street. Lamar Antron was probably attempting to
Kelly 20 and Edwin Terma, back up.
21 were passengers in the Police spokesperson Lt. Bill
van. The lone survivor of the Schwartz said witnesses saw
massacre was not identified Please turn to MURDERS 4A

Rep. Meek faces opposition for District 17 seat

By Jarrell Douse system People's Credit former US con- he explained.
Miami Times Writer Union on 62nd Street and NE gresswoman Neree says that he is cog-

"Where's Kendrick Meek?"
Duffirston Neree asked during
an interview with The Miami
Times. The ambitious young
businessman is causing a
buzz throughout Black com-
munities within Miami-Dade
County. Neree has filed to run
for the Democratic primary in
the congressional race for the
17th District.
At the mere age of 21, he
purposed an agenda to create
Little Haiti's premiere banking


2nd Avenue. Neree also holds
degrees from prestigious uni-
versities, a fact he tends to
He recognizes the need to
challenge the powers of Meek's
congressional responsibilities.
Not only is the desire for
Meek's seat Neree's, but
according to the budding
politician, the 'Black commu-
nities' have asked that he race
for political victory.
Neree said that the first of
Meek's two terms was "basi-


890F 76F:
PILY Cl.ou iiY


870F 76
ISol. T-S OIRMim

cally an open and shut case"
because of the manner in


870 76

which the transition of civil
obligations was shifted from

87F 77
IsoL. T-SI Orqo

87F 77

Carrie Meek to

Kendrick. Neree
said the senior
Meek's strategic
transfer of
Meek power impeded
any opposition
to the change.
The 31-year old said nothing
'truly negative' could be said
about the former congress-
woman. However, "there is a
need for political change in
Miami-Dade County,"

g0F Fyy
87F 77

nizant that he has "big shoes
to fill" but, the "people peti-
tioned" him into action. So,
"I'm not afraid," he affirmed.
He dissects Meek's accom-
plishments via discrepancies.
He asks Meek in spirit, "Why
did he introduce the declara-
tion of Haitian Heritage month
to be celebrated in the month
of May and wanted congress to
approve Haiti's contribution to
the states but failed to see it
Please turn to NEREE 8A


S87F 77
Isot.. T-S;TORMS

8 90158 00100 o

S,, 1 1, l.Ii,,1 326


2 ? an later ... 1

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

2A The Miami Times, June 7-1 _...


Twenty five years later,

AIDS continues to devastate
It's an anniversary few suspected would come. When
AIDS showed up in 1981, many suspected it to be a
gay disease that would be confined to that communi-
ty. Twenty five years later, AIDS has killed more than 25
million people, including more than 500,000 Americans,
and infected 40 million worldwide.

The devastation among this country's Blacks has been
especially acute. Despite representing only 12.3 percent'of
the U. S. population, Blacks accounted for almost half of
the estimated number of AIDS cases diagnosed in this
country in 2004. The disproportionate Black HIV/AIDS
representation is also an issue in Florida Mirroring nation-
al figures, Blacks make up about half of new HIV/AIDS
cases in Florida today, though they only comprise about
13 percent of the state's population.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides
shocking statistics on the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among
Blacks. HIV/AIDS was among the top three causes of
death for Black men aged 25-54 years and among the top
four causes of death for Black women in the same age
range in 2002, the most recent year for which those data
are available. HIV/AIDS was the leading cause of death for
Black women aged 25-34 years.

Blacks were being diagnosed at a rate ten times higher
than whites and three times higher than Hispanics in
2004. In the same year, the rate of AIDS diagnoses for
Black women was a staggering 23 times the rate for white
women. The rate of AIDS diagnoses for Black men was
eight times the rate for white men. The primary mode of
HIV transmission for both men and women was sexual
contact with men.

Despite the growth of the disease, prevention efforts
have proved to slow its spread. Testing, health-care, edu-
cation and aggressive outreach efforts are crucial to stop-
ping the spread of the disease.

The most effective weapon against AIDS is preventing
people from acquiring it. In addition to saving lives, pre-
vention saves money. Several studies have been conduct-
ed that prove the cost effectiveness of prevention efforts.

At CDC's current budget level, only 3,430 infections
must be prevented annually to actually result in cost sav-

Improving the quality of

life in Triangle might

reduce loss of life
T he city of Opa-locka and Miarpi-Dade county com-
missioner Barbara Jordan have the right idea.
Jordan and Mayor Joseph Kelley recently
announced the implementation of the new Triangle Home
Rehabilitation Program.

The area notorious for its high crime and unacceptably
high rate of violent murders can only be turned around if
the people who live there change the way they see it. When
people value their community it creates a ripple effect that
positively affects the community as a whole.

The simple act of improving the appearance of a house
will not in and of itself lead to a reduction of crime. Other
significant social factors will also need to be addressed in
order to spark the sense of community that serves as a
positive buffer to rampant crime. Changing the appear-
ance of a community, however, is a crucial aspect to cut-
ting crime as it provides a much needed psychological
boost to a demoralized neighborhood.

As in most crime ridden inner cities, the Triangle has
decent, hard working people who want to live in a safe
community. Engaging them by offering viable means to
improve their living conditions is an effective approach to
enlisting their participation in other community building

As people apply for the home rehab funds, the city
should include in the application process a needs assess-
ment to determine whether the families could benefit from
assistance in other areas as well.

Opa-locka officials understand that reducing crime has
to be a multi-pronged approach that does more than lock
folk up. Connecting families to support services to help
reduce unemployment, raise children's academic levels,
improve their conflict resolution skills and beautifying the
community are all essential parts of crime prevention.

Your letters are welcome
The Miami Times welcomes and encourages letters on its
editorial commentaries as well as all other material in the
newspaper. Such feedback makes for a healthy dialogue

TIOhe tiami Eimesl
(ISSN ()739-()319)
Published Weekly at 9(00 NW 54(h Streel.
Miami. Florida 33127 18I18
Post Office Box 2702()0
Buena Vista Station, Miami. I'lorida 33127
Phone 305- 694-62 1()
H.E. SIGISMUN) REEVES, Founder, 1923-1968
GARTH C. REEVES, .R., Editor, 1972-1982
GARTH C. REEVES, SR.. Publisher Emeritus
RACHEL.I. REEVES. Publisher and Chairman


Member o' National Newspaper PuhLIisher Association
Member ol the Newspaper Association of America
Subscription Rates: One Year $40.0() Six Months $25.00()( Foreign $60.00
7 percent sales tax for Florida residents
Periodicals Postage Paid at Miami. Florida
Postmaster: Send address changes to The Miami Times. P.O. Box 270200
13iena Vista Station. Miami. F-L 33 127 3()5-94-2 10()

Credo of the Black Press
The Black PIress believes that America can best lead the word I'romll racial ;ianl ni;lionall
an.alonlisl when it accorls to every person. irgc;arldlcss of race. creed or color. his or her
human alld l legal rights. I ling no person. iearinig no person, lite Black P'ress strives lo help
every person in llthe l'ilm belief' 11.i1 .il pl Cersons ire huIrl as o11-n as aInyone is held hack.

-*.*.y' iS*. -' ^B 0 **". "=

Black judge takes issue with recent Times editorial

Dear Editor,

In the Wednesday, May 17
edition of The Miami Times, you
published an editorial titled
"Black judges should know bet-
ter." In the editorial, you note
that a Black judge has been
challenged by a Hispanic.
You then criticize Black
judges for not doing more to
retain their seats. In other
words, your editorial staff
believes that Black judges bear
the blame for being challenged
in the first place! How do you
reach this conclusion? You
make the following criticisms:
1. The Black community
should know the faces of Black
judges and "hear about their
agenda" well before an election.
2. Black judges should "pro-
mote their accomplishments"
and tell the community why
they should be "allowed to
3. Black judges should not
get a "free pass" from the Black

community, quoting Zora Neale
Hurston in stating "all our skin
folk ain't our kin folk."
As a Black judge, I believe
that some of your points are
well taken. However, I take
issue with other aspects of your
First, a little background.
There are 119 circuit and coun-
ty judges in Miami-Dade
County. Out of that number 13
- I repeat 13 are Black.
Three of those Black judges are
women. Each judge serves a
six year term. Every two years
there are judicial elections.
Approximately 1/3 of the
judges are up for election each
During each judicial election
year, Black judges are often
challenged because they are
perceived as weak. Why? It is
believed that the Black commu-
nity will not support the elec-
tion campaign of Black judges
in sufficient numbers, either
financially or with its votes, to

withstand a challenger with
support from another ethnic
As a result, Black judges are
challenged not because they
are failing to do their job well -
indeed, our Black judges are
among the best judges in
Miami-Dade County. Instead
they are usually challenged
because their skin color is con-
sidered a liability. In 2006, four
Black judges are up for elec-
tion, including all three Black
women judges. Two of these
Black judges, both of whom are
women, have been challenged
by Hispanics.
You stated in your editorial
that the Black community
should know the faces of Black
judges and promote their
accomplishments. I could not
agree more. The fact is that we
are active participants in many
community organizations and
civic groups, giving countless
hours to a variety of causes in
this county.

Our community would be
proud of our Black judiciary if
they knew the extent of their
backgrounds and involvement
in the community. The prob-
lem is how to make this known.
In a county of two and half mil-
lion people, it is not easy to
"toot your own horn" and make
your presence known. The only
viable means is the media. Yet,
most broadcast and print
media show little interest in
members of the judiciary
unless that judge gets into
While your editorial takes
Black judges to task, let's be
real how often does The
Times talk about or show the
faces of our Black judges? The
Times is our community's
voice. In order for us to get our
faces and accomplishments out
there, The Times must do its
Circuit Court Judge
Daryl Trawick

Black men must 'man up,' take responsibility and take charge

Dear Editor,

Every spoken word produces
an effect in our world. Whatever
we say to someone else will pro-
duce some kind of an effect in
that person. We are constantly
creating something, either posi-
tive or negative with our words
and the reaction to our words
often returns to us in a multi-
plied form.
With this in mind, I must
agree with Bishop Victor
Curry's recent calling for a
"ceasefire on bashing brothers."
This negative bashing reaches
beyond the Black male. It has
an affect on the entire family,
including our children who as a

result of hearing it "develop a
keen and distinct disrespect for
each other."
As a community we must be
conscious of the negative image
we help to promote by using
words that tear down rather
than build up the Black male. If
however, we are to help build
up the Black male, he must
first stand up, take responsibil-
ity and take charge of his own
fate. Then, by facing those
obstacles caused by racial dis-
crimination and social and eco-
nomic disadvantages, he must
emulate our forefathers who
through strength, courage and
determination were able to
effectively overcome the barri-

ers of their day.
I applaud those Black men
who serve today as positive role
models through supporting
their families, strengthening
the community and creating
opportunities for the next gen-
Jeffery Johnson Sr., the
father of Jeffery Johnson, Jr.
an honor student at Miami
Carol City Senior High school
who was recently brutally mur-
dered, is one such example.
The power of the words "MAN
UP" as spoken by Jeffery
Johnson Sr. resonated painful-
ly within me as I listened to him
plea for his son's killer to turn
himself in.

While Curry's call. for a
"ceasefire" would stop the
bashing of Black men, to "MAN
UP" would posture the Black
man for a return to his rightful
place as head of the Black fam-
ily and to become a positive
force in the Black community.
For this reason and in the
words of Jeffery Johnson, Sr., I
say "MAN UP" brothers!
Exercise determination, stop
the fighting and restore the
peace. Teach young brothers
to love life and not to take it,
teach them to be men.

Barbara J. Jordan
Miami-Dade County

Black clergy should help decrease unemployment

Dear Editor,

I read your article "Clergy
leadership takes on Dade
County manager." This is no
disrespect to the clergy or any-
one else. But it is difficult for
someone like me to see them

rally to save Mr. Bradley, but I
can't get these same individu-
als to stand up and fight for
Black people who are trying to
get a job to better themselves.
There are over 900 Black
people on the firefighters list
for Miami-Dade County, yet

there is no support being
given on this issue. This is not
to say that Mr. Bradley does
not deserve support. Clearly if
he is being singled out wrong-
ly then we should support
I would hope that The Miami

Times would find the issue of
Black people not receiving an
opportunity to better them-
selves would also warrant
some attention.

Faye Davis

Parents must play active role in preventing senseless murders

Dear Editor,

In less than a year, sadness,
grief and mourning have taken
the Black community hostage
with the tragic loss of young life.
One after a high school ball

game, one in a drive thru food
line, one at a school dance, two
over five dollars, two mothers
leaving stores, one just about to
graduate, one a day after gradu-
ation, two in violent car crashes,
one at a club and one whose

grandfather simply doesn't
Parents, we must pray hard.
We must counsel. We must lis-
ten. We must stay actively
involved. We must teach. We
have to preach; We must care.

We must set good examples and
we must free our children from
the criminal elements of our soci-
ety. Enough is enough.

Nerissa Cannon

There's no such thing as acting white

Dear Editor,

I cried as did many of you. I'm
sad and mourn Jeffrey
Johnson's murder. We in our
community must make sure to
remember Jeffrey Johnson and
the other Black youth being
killed by gun violence.

Jeffrey Johnson went to my
alma mater, Miami Carol City
Senior High. I graduated in
2000. Jeffs father must be
commended for being a good
father. We have a problem in
our community when Black
boys or girls who graduate from
high school and college are

called 'sellouts' or 'white.'
We must stop this material-
ism about guns, money, etc.
Jeffrey should be commended
for being about the books and
for not dropping out of school.
There are many Jeffrey
Johnsons but they are under

We must honor Jeffrey's
memory by covering the princi-
ples that were written about in
Renee's Reflections.
God bless Jeffrey Johnson
and his family and The Miami
Terrence Stirrup

Sw,,- -- A M- -440 ww L r" ,
"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"

41%00.0.VW W -ON-

among our readership and the community.
Letters must, however, be brief and to the point. All let-
ters must be signed and must include the name, address
and telephone number of the writer for purposes of con-
firming authorship.
Send letters to: Letters to the Edito,; The Miami Times, 900 N.W. 54th
Street, Miami, FL 33127, or .fxr them to 305-757-5770; Email:

C mI V- -Tvv-a- -1 2006 T.



Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny The Miami Times, June 7-13, 2006 3A


Reginald Clyne, Esq. 1

When does the N-word not

have racist connotations

Glenn Moore, a Black 23-
year-old, was beaten with a
baseball bat by Nicholas
Minucci, a white 19 year old.
During the beating, Minucci
used the n-word. If the jury
finds that the attack was a hate
crime, the sentence against
Minucci will be stiffer.
His attorney has taken the
novel approach based on the
frequency of the use of the n-
word, especially in rap culture,
to hold that the n-word is no
longer a racial epitaph, partic-
ularly when used by urban
youth, even white urban youth.
While I appreciate the novelty
of a criminal defense lawyer
trying his best to reduce the
sentence of his client, the strat-
egy is raising the hairs on the
back of my neck. When a white
man is beating a Black man
and yelling the n-word, it
seems to me that race is an
issue and the attack should be
properly deemed a hate crime.
However, the frequency of the
use of the n-word among
Blacks in jokes, in movies, in
music and in general speech
has to some extent weakened
the vileness of the n-word.
In effect, because we have
allowed a word used to deni-
grate us to become common
speech, we have lost the auto-
matic protection that this hate-
ful word used to trigger. The
dilution of the acidity of the n-
word has also reared its head
in civil rights cases, where

many judges no longer find
that use of the n-word by a
supervisor is evidence of racial
animus. If this direct proof
does not constitute racial ani-
mus, then it becomes very hard
to prove racism.
I think the same degradation
is appearing in our treatment
of Black women, who are often
referred to as prostitutes,
female dogs, and loose women.
I envision a future legal case,
where a Black woman is raped
and the defense is that because
she is Black, the rape is not a
crime. The defense will contend
that because she is widely con-
sidered a female dog or prosti-
tute, rape is normal everyday
occurrence for Black women.
In effect, if Black men do not
value Black women, then why
should the majority white cul-
ture honor and respect Black
It should be noted that
Jewish men and white men in
general do not refer to their
women as prostitutes or female
Maybe it is age, but the old
jokes about "n's and "ho's" are
no longer funny. It is time that
we start cleaning up our act.
Stop buying, listening or letting
your children listen to music
that denigrates our race or our
women. Stop letting other Black
people use the n-word or the b
word in front of you. It is time
that we correct the moral decay
that has overtaken our culture.

Community issues from a Pol-Leg view
By Jimmie C. Burke

Governor's race more than

a personality contest

Governor Bush's recent
vetoes present an appropriate
introduction to why and how
the present Gubernatorial can-
didates must be closely scruti-
nized. During campaigns
"promises at night are so easily
made, but they can disappear
in the light of day"
Gladys Knight & The
As noted in my May 3,
Times column, the
Florida Governor's veto
power over state laws
and budget is stronger
than that of the
President of the United
States to veto congres-
sional legislation and BUm
Some of the hopes and
dreams that were torpedoed by
Governor Jeb Bush's May 2006
veto massacre are listed below.
Every voter when deciding for
whom to vote in the upcoming
governor races should consider
this strong veto power.


Of course there are other con-
siderations, but this is one in
which the governor gets the last
word because the legislature's
historical pattern is not to over-
ride the governor's vetoes.
Below is a partial list of local-
ly wounded and dead resulting
from the Governor's
vetoes of four hundred,
forty nine million dollars
($448,707,053) of the
seventy-one billion dol-
lars ($71,326,300,000)
budget the Legislature
passed in early May.
While Governor Bush
vetoed other projects
that would have cost
KE millions of dollars for
building parks and other
infrastructure items that per-
haps should be done by local
governments, he also purged
numerous projects that specifi-
cally targeted young Blacks for
help and redirection, particu-
larly like those involved in
recent killings in South Florida's

Black community.
1. New Horizons Mental
Health Center $50,000
2. Dade After School Tutoring
3. Out of School Suspension
Program $50,000
4. Alternatives To
Incarceration (ATI)
Program $200,000
5. Yes I Can/High School
Dropout Prevention
Program $120,000
6. Jail Diversion Pilot Project
(GAP) $250,000
7. Back To Basics Ex-
offender Reentry Program
8. Minority Female
Delinquency Prevention
Program $50,000
9. Treatment Services for
Chronic Misdemeanor
Offenders with mental
illness and/or substance
abuse $400,000
10. African American Male
Summit $75,000
11. Young Haitian
Leadership Program
12. Role Models Mentoring
13. Statewide Gang
Prevention Program
14. African American Center
of Excellence $351,714
15. Youth Summer Jobs
Program-Broward County
$100,000 State Budget:
$71,326,300,000 Total of

these 15 items $ 2,301,714
Although the Governor and
some "good government" groups
(with whom I often agree on
other issues) claim that these
appropriation items did not go
through his executive proce-
dure, he did not respect that
each item had gone through the
process determined by the
Legislature-an equal branch of
Florida government.
Furthermore, there is no
explanation for the inconsis-
tent application of an execu-
tive process that allows state
spending to other cultures,
while denying that to Blacks.
For example, in the same
Budget Line Item (Specific
Appropriation 116) from
which the governor vetoed
$175,000 for Dade After
School Tutoring and the
Young Haitian Leadership
Program, he did not touch
$600,000 for the Florida
Holocaust Museum, $300,000
for the Holocaust
Reference/Research Library
or $75,000 for the Holocaust
Memorial Committee.
$975,000 of Jewish history
(which I support) received his
approval, but $175,000 for
Black programs did not.
This information provides
the following guidelines for
the 2006 governor's race.
First, please understand that the
Please turn to BURKE 5A

Immingrdmin, rfim wMo S. cv. i

"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"


1 4t* hater ithe bt Rant *as

_mO p fo ,w, ot

1m me-


I~~ *I

As soon as the tumult and shouting dies down in
Miami-Dade's corrupt political scene another embarrass-
ing episode pops up. The latest caper is the rip-off of our
tax dollars by the firefighters union where some of the
department high-ranking officers earn overtime pay as
high as $102 an hour protecting county-owned build-

The 80-year-old Coconut Grove Playhouse continues
to have problems and many local supporters are having
second thoughts on trying to save the theater during its
financial crisis. State officials have demanded repayment
of a $125,000 grant that administration misused as col-
lateral for a bank loan.

Miami-Dade homicide detectives have been very busy
this year with an unusual number of cases involving
young Black men 25 in the past five months. City
detectives have worked eight such homicides in the same

Miami-Dade property tax rate might be lower in the
budget, but look for a bigger hit in your taxes because of
the recent boom in property values. The boom is respon-
sible for a 19 percent increase in the counties property
tax rolls, bring it to $1.15 billion.

It seems that if you're in politics you can get off easy in
almost any legal transgression. Miami-Dade mayoral
candidate Jay Love agreed to three years probation after
admitting he turned cash donations into money orders to
qualify for $300,000 in public money.

O.J. Simpson's daughter was sentenced to 50 hours of
community service in a deal with prosecutors that
stemmed from a confrontation with police during a fight
outside a prep school basketball game. Sydney
Simpson, 20, was arrested in January 2005 when police
said she repeatedly yelled profanities at officers. Under
the plea deal, the charges will be dropped if Simpson fin-
ishes the community work.

'IAZ ThA IL M FA I TL Im LNYP, L II B--n I -P frB s Cers

AII)S cotinme lo be an

kic of mfor proporlkinm

"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercia News Providers"

o d p-

gb- *0 o a *d oo o ) -

* I) -- ~
*1 w I afv
m W0

I* k 4 on= AM 1 of. db aw ___

Three men killed in gang shooting

continued from 1A
masked gunmen shoot the
van "to pieces." One of the
victims died on the grass
near the open driver's side
door. Another was found in
the back seat with a soft

drink can near his feet and
the third victim died after
being rushed to the Ryder
Trauma Center at Jackson
Memorial Hospital. The sur-
viving victim is listed in criti-
cal condition.
Approximately 50 shell cas-
ings littering the scene indi-

cate that' the gunmen used
automatic weapons.
Although not confirmed,
speculation exists that the
shooting was related to last
month's murder of an eight-
een month old. Retaliatory
shootings may be forthcom-
ing, police said.

Do you feel the Heat will go all the way?
ERSKINE APPLEWETIPE home. They're focused." you can't even get in front of
them. I think it's a . chance,
"They are BURIL WILKES but to get the title is going to be
going to win very tough."

it because
Shaq and
Wade are
here. You
k n o w
has their
year to be
the cham-
pion and this one is destined
for Miami. Shaq and Wade can't
be the whole team, they can't
do it all themselves, but if they
continue to play the way they
have with everyone involved
this should be the year."


"I think
they have a
they are
They have
Zo on the
team again
and I believe he wants it very
bad. I think the Heat are
unstoppable this year and you
can tell the team has a passion
to bring the championship

"They are
going to
win it
they have
Shaq. It
really looks
like they
are going to
do it espe-
cially the
way they
are playing. I never seen a Heat
team play like this before in all
the years the team has been
around. I don't think Detroit or
anyone else will be a challenge
to us this year."

"It's a
fifty-fifty ..
c h a n c e
they are
going to
win it all
First of all
they will
play Dallas.
Which is a
team that
they were unable to beat this
year and will have a very tough
time against them. Those guys
are running so fast out west

"We are
going to win,
we are going
all the way.
We have D-

Poi s 9 e y pe

Walker. We
are going to
do big things
this year.
Our chance of going all the way
is 97.9999 percent."

"Well I
think if they
keep the
rhythm that
they have
we will win.
I'm looking
at the Heat
and Dallas
in the NBA
Finals with L
Miami com-
ing out on top."

Compiled by Terrell Clayton



and Go...

Well at least

some of them

-, ,, uay tairy tale comes true i talS

Support The Times We're always working for you. ,,(
S--.----------- --------------------------------------
a 4815 for a 12-month subscription 3210 for a 6-month subscription
LU Check or money order enclosed..
U Bill my credit card ..

Feelir Card number (please record all digits) Expiralion date
Cardholders name (please print)
Cardholder's signature (required for credit card purchases)

S City State Zip
i ,a Send to: The Miami Times, 900 NW 54 St. Miami, FL 33127-1818
b e Ini ide FL s isn,


C iH* e-r

A thief stole a 1999 Dodge Intrepid left in the parking lot at Promenade
Shops, located at 20801 Biscayne Boulevard around 9 p.m.The woman's car
broke down near the parking lot a'nd she decided to leave the car there for
a truck to tow it away. When the tow truck arrived to pick up the Dodg, val-
ued at $5,000, it was missing.,

A man was arrested after police say he tried to steal an Xbox from a home
located near Seventh Avenue and 81st Street. The suspect, who arrived on
a bicycle, tried to leave the home through a rear door with the equipment in
his backpack. Police were already on the scene and he was taken into cus-

A robber tried to grab a necklace off of a woman as she was walking near
the block of 18th Avenue and NE 154th Street between the hours of 11:30
p.m. and 12:10 a.m. He was unsuccessful, but did manage to get a hold of
the woman's purse. The subject and another man ran away.

A man was charged with trying to steal a home theater system valued at
$534.99 from Target, located at 14075 Biscayne Boulevard, between the
hours of 5:20 p.m. and 6 p.m. Police say the man entered the store with a
receipt for a theater system that his friend had purchased earlier in the day.
With the receipt in hand, the man walked past registers without paying for
the system before being caught by a witness who then alerted security.
Police charged a 68-year-old woman with theft after she shoplifted at
Macy's, located at 19545 Biscayne Boulevard around 3 p.m. Police said store
security saw the woman hide a pair of earrings, valued at $34, inside of her
purse before walking past all of the cash registers.

Don't Miss One Word



As .
aitiatus igrastligra
A Valentinpk nn f f;- 4L.1-


Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

4A The Miami Times Ju 6

*- *

-- D

Bll p ) for gaudenl to he flr in family to alIetd codkgr

"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"

Overtown residents win 1-95 ramps battle

State nixes ramps down 14th street

Score one for the poor peo-
ple in Overtown. They don't
get listened to very often, but
this time the protests were
loud and clear.
Led by Dennis Perry, director
of Power U and a strong voice
from the Booker T. Washington
Alumni Association, people in
Overtown were happy for a
change last week.
A Miami-Dade transportation
planning group voted to kill a
$10 million state plan to build
Interstate 95 on- and off-ramps
in the heart of Overtown.
The Metropolitan Planning
Organization had agreed in
March to wipe the unpopular
ramp plan off the books at the
urging of County
Commissioner Audrey
Edmonson, who represents the
The Florida Department of

Transportation said the origi-
nal plan was hatched in the
late 1990s in response to an
MPO study showing that many
Overtown residents felt they
were cut off
from the inter-
states and
wanted better
FDOT offi-
cials and their
thought they
had garnered
support for the EDMONSON
ramp projects,
and said so in applications
they submitted late last year to
the Federal Highway
That stirred a swift backlash
from longtime residents,

Booker T. Washington High
School alumni, students and
anti-poverty community
organizers at Power U, who
said FDOT was grossly misrep-
resenting community senti-
The ramps were being built
to benefit the wealthy patrons
of the Miami Performing Arts
Center, which is rising nine
blocks due east of the inter-
state, and the high-rise condos
going up along the Biscayne
Although the 14th Street
ramps are dead, FDOT will be
back in the community later
this year trying to garner con-
sensus for the reconstruction
of Interstate 395.
1-95 and 1-395 were con-
structed right through
Overtown. Thousands of homes
and businesses were bull-
dozed. More than 20,000 peo-
ple left or were forced out.

SMiami Dade College

4, .

Adbo so 4d a


5 weeks and counting ...
In an effort to help expedite
the completion of repairs in
our community, The Miami
Times has embarked on a new
feature. 'Let's Fix Our
Community' will identify bro-
ken traffic signs, cracked side-
walks, patched up streets,
unwanted signs and over-
whelming trash sights that
impact on the appearance of
our community.
Terrell Clayton will keep
track of how long the problem
continues to exist before it is
We are very disappointed that
on the corner of northwest 54


Street and 9 Avenue, B
just two blocks from
The Miami Times, a
sign that reads
'Construction 1500
feet' is still erected.
The problem with the
sign is it has been up
for two years and there
has been no construe-
tion implemented CLA
since the sign was
Carlos Sarmiento of the
Florida Department of
Transportation has assured
The Miami Times that the sign
will be removed "soon" but
nothing has happened yet.
Gerard Philippeaux from the


office of Commissioner
Audrey Edmonson has
been notified of the
problem recently and
has ensured us that
the problem will be
fixed as well.
It has been five
weeks since we con-
tacted the Florida
TON Department of
Transportation and
the sign still remains which
really shows their "concern" for
the community.
To notify The Miami Times of
areas in need of repair, renova-
tion or cleaning, please contact
Terrell Clayton at 305-694-

Gov. Bush's vetos insensitive

continued from 3A
person you select to replace
Bush should not be selected
based on how well you like
their personality or because
they present the nicest image.
The new Governor will have
the power to help or harm
your community, your chil-
dren's education opportunities
and your own fair opportuni-
ties to achieve worthy goals.
Secondly, there are now spe-

cific questions that can be
Each candidate should be
asked whether they will sup-
port these and other specific
items vetoed by this Governor
Bush "if it is passed by the
2007 legislature."
Do not settle for an "I will
have to review each item" big
cow manure response. If your
legislators pass it, that is a
process to which he should
respect, unless there is some
question of impropriety or

Thirdly, if the candidate
does not know about tlhe
vetoes, then his understand-
ing of state issues is highly
suspect. Just asking the spe-
cific questions will sensitize
the candidates to our con-
cerns:"I love you Black People"
is no' longer enough to get
votes. Part 2: "The Candidates,
Who They Really Are"
To comment on this column or
to suggest topics, contact me:
apc2o I lc(rbel

Food and door prizes at each campus including a scholarship which can be
used for in-state tuition, fees and books during the summer or fall term.

Who should attend?
High school students, parents, high school personnel and anyone interested in starting a new career.
Currently enrolled students interested in a Medical Center Campus program.

You will have the opportunity to:
Meet students, faculty and staff
Chat with faculty about prospective majors
Learn about student organizations and activities
Attend sessions on financial aid, scholarships and admissions
Tour the campus

Reserve your spot now!
To reserve your spot or get more information visit or call 305.237.8888
Individuals who have special needs or questions concerning accessibility should call 305.237.8888 at least seven days prior to visiting a campus.

Hialeah Campus
1776 W. 49th Street
Hialeah, FL 33012-2918

Kendall Campus
11011 S.W. 104th Street
Miami, FL 33176-3393

West Campus
3800 N.W. 115th Avenue
Doral, FL 33178-4856

Homestead Campus
500 College Terrace
Homestead, FL 33030-6009

Medical Center Campus
950 N.W. 20th Street
Miami, FL 33127-4693

Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Avenue
Miami, FL 33132-2296

InterAmerican Campus
627 S.W. 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33135-2937

North Campus
11380 N.W. 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33167-3495

Carrie P. Meek
Entrepreneurial Education Center
6300 N.W. Seventh Avenue
Miami, FL 33150-4322

Miami l)adc


~I -- I -

The Miami Times, June 7-13, 2006 5A

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny


iw*-*Nk I ialto/i/

A I It thLo m i TXm& L -7

S a .

- *.



0 I

Available fr


"Copyrighted Material

Syndicate Content

om Commercial News P


0 %db 40

* m

a o -

%(~~~~~~~~~~- 1r C Iesb-ruldr~u m~nIt"

*.0 0

- ~YA A _



0 -

Office DEPOT

17" LCD flat panel

17" LCD Flat
Panel Monitor
Model 731) 065-099
2Aft09 Rer"PIice 20'00 altantI Sav ings : e ,,
229.99 in Store Price 20.00. i M!i. il
Saviml n s 30.00 Mir Mail-in Slavings
17i9 99ALtet instant ; & Ma l-l ISavlins Side View

SAVE s30 SAVE $110
1999 9999
After Mail-in Savings
In Store Price $49.99

N EW Windows Live Onfl r ..
Harrington Leather
Microsoft Windows Executive Chair
Live OneCare Antique a row 6!11960
*AI lnOne Protectionandt Cnaicoal 777-ll16
Maintenance Service for pleg. 209 Save $110.00 each
your Windows' XP 1PC.
155587 0 ,k ...
49.99 r Slre Pri.e 30.00
OD M3il-in Saving. 19.9 Ar nre1ui;r.. Si 1tOn i ;', ty
After Ml;ilIn Sjvmin!; local uni i ted. WiVe sup

6 pre-installed m o PA.SO
U3 applications U are ZZinio


2GB U3 Smart USB 2.0 Drive
U3 Smart Drive tedioulogy allows you to take
portable software anywhere & use on any PC
564-177 Reg. 114.99
Actual 0apaci an vary

SPof v P f NASCAR' is a registered trademark of The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc.
Prices and offers expre 06/10M (ulless OrwiSN se noted). Some products and offers may N available in store oly. QuanWt s lntied to In-stock Itms onlY.
Ioe ramie Olce UDepotV and the Olhce Depot logo are egistered trademarks 01 l1re Office Club, Inc. iv o oush ladling teradmarks and
Carl Edwards name and or likeness uSed by authority of RHousll Racing .Llvonla, MI

f *

* d R w

MAIN OFFICE..........................305-694-6210
ADVERTISING............................ 305-693-7093
CIRCULATION............................. 305-694-6214
BUSINESS OFFICE.......................305-694-6218

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

6A The Miami Times Ju 6

qmwbw 41-4


Si2006. Living Legends Awards

The Booker T. Washington High One of the highlights of the
School Alumni Association held its evening was the musical selection of
Third Annual Orange and Black young Samuel Collie under the
Scholarship Gala on May 26 at the direction of maestro Timmy Thomas.
Sheraton Mart Plaza Hotel. BTW assistant principal Richard
Alumni Association president Williams and Miami-Dade County
Roberta Thompson Daniels present- Commissioner Audrey Edmonson
ed the 2006 Legends Awards to eight brought greetings to the group and
outstanding BTW graduates who the BTW alumni concert band fur-
were recognized for their distin- nished music.
guished achievement in their chosen Delrish Moss and Dolphins great
professions. Mercury Morris presided over the
The 2006 Living Legends Awards evening.
went to the following honorees: -
Community/Public Service to Enid
Curtis Pinkney; Bea Hines for ,. \
Culture; Willie Mae Brown for
Education: Garth C. Reeves for
Entrepreneurial; Dr. Albert Rolle for
Business: Lawrasteen Jones for I
Philanthropy; Lonnie Lawrence for
Law Enforcement and Larry Little
for Sports. Retired BTW band direc- Philanthropy Award
tor Timothy Savage received a spe- Philanthropy Award
cial honoree award. ll Laurasteen Jones

Ride the bus for f
Did gas prices have you fuming
the last time you pumped gas into
your car? Then this might be a
good time to try alternative modes
of transportation. Miami-Dade
Transit is joining transit agencies
nationwide in Dump the Pump
Day on Thursday, June 8 to offer/
free rides that day as an alterna- :
tive to driving their ve lle.
"This is anopportunity :to
attract newtransit riders and will
help them save money, wear and
tear on their car and time in their:
commute," said Roosevelt
Bradley,Director of MDT. "With
no relief in sight to record setting
gas prices, residents need to be
made aware that there are
options to driving."
MDT will join with other public
transportation systems through-

ree on Thursday
out the country to demonstrate
that transit offers the quickest,
easiest alternative to the high cost
of driving. National Dump the
Pump Day is sponsored by the
American Public Transportation
Association (APTA), a non-profit
association of more than 1,600
member organizations, including
400 public transit agencies.
'rTo participate in National
Dump the Pump Day, interested
individuals can log onto and
print as many vouchers as neces-
sary for free rides on June 8 (one
coupon per trip). The voucher is
good for rides all day on all MDT
buses and rail and must be pre-
sented to the bus operator or
security guard at Metrorail sta-

Toni Morrison's Belovedis best book in 25 years

Just when it seemed
like literary creative
genius Toni Morrison
couldn't get any better,
the Nobel Prize and
Pulitzer Prize winning
author attained another
great accomplishment
when her novel Beloved
recently was named the
best work of American

Toni Morrison

fiction of the last 25
years by the New York
Times Book Review.
The honor was grant-
ed to Morrison based on
responses from more
than 120 outstanding
writers, critics, editors
and other literary
greats. It received 15



Isn't it time your hard-earned money did some serious work of its own? That's why we're

proud to offer this competitive Premium Money Market Performance Account and CD.

Two very special investments that can help you meet your financial goals. Hurry in to take

advantage of one of these great rates. The sooner you do, the more you'll earn. Stop by

any SunTrust branch today, or call 877.752.2794.

Seeing beyond money

... i earned it a. r oJ "!-: -o U L e a ~ *$, .r, s ..w1.I .- 0/5 wr: $2,-s- :".9 e : 0. ,J ": Si .0O -$'.r'- .9

1:'~ [ [ c '],rww c , f:.l ,:Klct l,([, :):o *{: 11.,';,!(;j'l"If l.,j i/ 1".{t) '}i)F :Q: ,; QH ;II ()",? !]!li '%; p'(Q[tl: q[;V/;/!)'l t





Leah A. Simms, L.L.C.
and Associates
Attorneys at Law
Former County Court Judge (1982-1987)


Car Accidents Assault
Shopping Centers or Apt. Complexes
Slip & Falls Wrongful Deaths

801 N.E. 167 Street
2nd Floor, North Miami Beach, Florida 33162

easi m m s @ e a r t h Ii n k. n e
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be made solely upon adver-
tisement. Before you decide, please ask me to send you free written information about my qual-
ifications and legal experience.


The Miami Times, June 7-13, 2006 7A

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

i i Ti J 7 13 2006

8A The Mam mes, une

June 6, 2006 is nothing but a blessed day to me

Because the date, month and
year of yesterday's date numer-
ically are 666 folk were run-
ning around talking about the
sky is falling. The updated ver-
sion of the horror flick The
Omen was released; people
were immersed in Revelation
13:18 and its reference to the

number of the beast aka the
Antichrist and the truly super-
stitious stayed indoors, waiting
for the end of the world.
June 6, regardless of the
year, has and always will repre-
sent nothing but good for me.
My baby brother, (he hates for
me to call him that) was born


on that date in
1967. With the
exception of one
childhood fight
that resulted in
an ugly hickey
on my forehead,
my brother and I have been
good friends for the past 39
Nealon is a good man. A for-
mer drum major at Bethune-
Cookman College, United
States Marine military police

officer and current Staff
Sergeant in the Army, the man
makes me proud to be his sis-
ter. Okay, he curses a lot in
English and Spanish but then
he is a soldier. As much as he
has accomplished, what I like
most about him are his moral
fiber, his kindness and his
Nealon had any number of
excuses that he could have
embraced to justify a mediocre
life. He had to deal with our
mother's death when he was
seven; the violent deaths of two
older brothers, his father's
semi-presence in his life and
other "risk factors" typically

used to fast track Black boys
into alternative schools, the
juvenile justice system or
It seems that circumstances
that land some Black men
among the worst statistics in
America propelled my brother
to excel. He routinely sets and
exceeds some pretty high stan-
He's also a well rounded
dude. We grew up in the proj-
ects. My brother can kick it
with the boys in the 'hood or
mingle with generals and top
military brass.
He is a husband and father
who takes his roles seriously.

He seems determined to be the
man in his children's life that
he longed for in his own child-
He's the kind of husband
that cooks breakfast, lunch
and dinner on Mother's Day to
honor his wife, Sharon. And a
father who is known at his chil-
dren's schools, at their sport-
ing events and in his neighbor-
Friendly, handsome as all
outdoors, smart, and charis-
matic, my brother has defied
some pretty hefty odds and I
could not be more proud.
Happy Birthday baby broth-

RKpquNSao n n r an% 4 9cr gh(

District 17 congressional race heats up

continued from 1A

Neree said the Haitian com-
munity wants not only
answers, but manifestations of
promises made by Meek.
According to Neree, theyl
Haitians received "no support"
on a Haitian Heritage Month
proposal, but cites co-sponsor-
ship of a Jewish Heritage Bill
with Meek's name along with
40 other supporters highlight-
ed on a commemoration plac-

"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"

Imml grS. rrfi.rm hwul makc "cn


Congressman Meek was not
available .for comment so his
press secretary, Drew
Hammill, served as the
spokesman for Meek.
"Congressman Meek was the
only Member of Congress to
introduce a resolution to honor
the contributions of Haitian-
Americans to our country;
nobody else did. And it shows
a naive misunderstanding of
the legislative process if he
thinks the Republican rubber-
stamp Congress, which killed
the, Haiti Economic Recovery
Opportunity Act and refuses to
act on Temporary Protected
Status for Haitians, would
make such a bill a priority,"
said Hammill.
Neree also voiced concern
about what he calls Meek's
conflicting interests. Neree
recalled that Rod Smith voted
against classroom size reduc-
tion, an item Meek is said to
have been a proponent of.

According to Neree, Meek now
embraces the guy (Rod Smith)
- "it's all about winning," he
In response, Hammill said
"Congressman Meek wrote the
smaller class size
Constitutional Amendment;
Congressman Meek is the one
who campaigned all over
Florida to see that it got on the
ballot and got passed by the
voters...I don't know if Neree
even voted for the class size
amendment, but I think
Florida parents know from the
record that they can trust
Kendrick Meek to look out for
the best interests of their chil-
Neree surmised that a true
champion of the people not
only leads, but provides for
the communities they're
sworn to diligently serve.
He is also critical of Meek's
role in Senator John Kerry's
failed bid for the presidency in
2004. Neree said that Meek
"failed to encourage Kerry to
fight for issues on behalf of
the Black communities in
South Florida," chiefly Miami-
Dade County."
Neree said Meek "didn't suc-
ceed in garnering the media's
attention to the Black vote"
and that it was Meek's civil
obligation to "bring home the
Other social and economic
issues arise in Neree's critique
of Meek's administration. He
sees a dire need for improve-

ment in gentrified communi-
ties whose residents are being
edged out their living quarters
and wedged elsewhere.
Adequate affordable housing,
childcare and elderly services
are also Meek's deficits noted
by Neree.
In response to those who
may wonder whether he will
support only Haitian inter-
ests, Neree said he will work
to address "all Black socioeco-
nomic needs and issues."
Neree's analysis of Meek's
past and current performanc-
es concluded that Meek isn't
"doing enough for the commu-
nities he used to ride his bike
through," mentioning that he.
has "lost his grassroots."
After ten years of living in
Washington D.C. and develop-
ing financial arrangements in
foreign lands as far away as
Peru, Argentina and London,
Neree said that he is "back
home" back to find his com-
munity in the same condition
it was in when he left. "People!
are still living in poor condi-
tions ... things aren't better ...
I can and will turn this mess
around," he confidently
Prepared for a rumble in
Meek's reelection, Neree said
"Meek [Kendrick] has been.
learning to become powerful
and politically savvy under
the guidance of [deceased]
Gov. Lawton Chiles and for-
mer congresswoman. Carrie

cbm up



The owners of the stores listed below are making space avail-
able for the South's largest Black weekly circulation.
You no longer have to share your copy. When you pick up
The Miami Times, don't forget to buy something, too. Please
patronize the following stores and shops.
South Dade
Allen's Market, 212 W. Mowry Dr. Homestead
M&M Market, 11607 S.W. 216th Street
Nat's Grocery, 17600 Homestead Avenue

North Dade
Billy's Food Market, 4078 N.W. 167 Street
Freedom Market, 14495 N.W. 22 Avenue
Joysi Food Market 4002 N.W. 17th Avenue
La Prima Market, 9930 N.W. 7 Avenue
NMB Food Market, 473 N.E. 167 Street
Nini's Market, 1297 N.W. 54 Street
Phillip's Market, 9100 N.W. 17 Avenue
Price Choice, 2173 N.W. 62 Street
Safa Market, 15400 N.W. 7 Avenue
S&G Supermarket, 5100 N.W. 22nd Avenue
John's Market, 229 N. Dixie Hwy
PS House of Meat, 4050 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd.

Call Nathaniel today!







16651 NE 18th Avenue /. North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Oral representation cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the developer.
mP For correct representations make reference to this ad and to the documents required by section
|2 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee. Without limiting the
ouSnam generality of the foregoing, developer reserves the right to substitute any of the foregoing with items
opPrTmullv of similar or better value, in developers opinion.


------ ~r,;nl,j ~: ;* -; ;:!

- ~~rS~M~SS~~g,,

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny The Miami Times, June 7-13, 2006 9A



continued from 1A

explained that "parents are
stripping their children of their
innocence and breeding them
most times for state correc-
tional facilities."
Lenard scoffs at Black par-
ents who refer to their boys as
little men. He said "a boy is not
a man, a teenager is not a man
and even when a boy turns 18-
years-old, he still isn't a man,
but a boy in the transitional
phases of manhood."
The group seems to concur
that Black on Black crime is
the residual affect of such false
teachings. Leaving a boy to
handle the economic and social
stresses presumably managed
by qualified men is detrimental
to the youth.
Heavy sighs are heard, some
heads oscillate in disgust
when the murder of Jeffrey
Johnson Jr. is addressed.
Lenard poses a question to
The Miami Times and any lis-
tening patron asking, "Could
the money Shanaski Westbury
brandished on top of his
Pontiac buy back his friend's
freedom? The life of Jeffrey?"
Tragedy strikes twofold. The
consensus in the barbershop
is that a young Black man is
sent away to prison where he
can't be productive to his fam-
ily and unborn child. As for
Johnson. . A father by the
name of Johnny and his son
add to the discussion as they

Michelle Omotayo Alle
American High

The Pastor and the entire
congregation of Christ Apos-
tolic Church wish to
congratulate you on your
graduation from high school.

As you go further in life, al-
ways acknowledge God in all
your understanding and He
shall direct your path.

Stephen Oluwatobi
North Miami

The Pastor and the entire
congregation of Christ Apos-
tolic Church wish to
congratulate you on your
graduation from High School.

As you go further in life, al-
ways acknowledge God in all
your understanding and He
shall direct your path.

Tia Kristina Major
Turner Tech
Tia Kristina Major is a graduate

Victoria Drayton
Miami Northwestern

Congratulations on finishing
high school. Love your family

The true measure of a great
newspaper lies in its courage, its
professional responsibilities
and its dedication to the
community it serves

of William H. Turner Technical Arts
High School. Tia is the daughter of
T. Eiieen Martin-Major and Horatio
J. Major, Sr. and goddaughter of
the late Christina M. Eve.
This year, she served as
President of the Ivy Rosettes of
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,
Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter and
was presented as one of their
"Precious Diamonds."
Your family salutes you, Tia, as
you travel to Bethune-Cookman
College in August.

T Eileen Martin-Major, Mommy
Bertha T Martin, Grammie
Emily Gail Clark, Cousin

Antionette Malcolm
Miami Northwestern

Congratualations, Love, Mom,
Sarah Alexander and family.

(e iami r imes

Measures UP!

Johnny interjects his opinion
about the senseless murders
of our Black youth.

wait to be draped by the bar-
ber's striped cape. "We wear
the mask of ignorance," the
father said. Failing to under-
stand that "meekness ain't a
weakness" incites wrath
among the youth.
This is shared in the reality
according to Johnny that
"there are grown men that are
just as confused because the
laws of obedience aren't exer-
He believes that the surren-
der to obedience, the acknowl-
edgment of God and a hum-
bled spirit sways the influence
of negative vibrations.
Negativity, to Johnny, often
results in someone's misguid-
ed though auspicious child
being concluded to either side
of an "In Loving Memory" T-
Charles Gibson, a private
practice attorney, said the
increase of senseless murders
is a "brain drain on our socie-
ty when kids who aspire to
succeed are taken away
because of an argument."
Black community leaders
and their constituents are said
to have a role to play in com-
bating Black on Black destruc-
tion. Johnny said "our 'lead-
ers' must assist our youth and
[some] adults in taking the
masks we wear off." This
unveiling opens the "gates of
wisdom," he added.
The group concedes that
bragging encourages envy.
Assessments that "he that
keepeth his mouth, keepeth
his life" is the Golden Rule
that keeps "everything under
"Neric, another barber
employed at Freddy's said the
"only way out the ghetto of
one's mind is through an "edu-
cation in life's school of choic-
es and hard knocks."
Johnny said that he wonders
when pictures of the dead folk
on t-shirts will be replaced
with words of "edification."
"Each one, reach one, teach
one," he suggests.





At SunTrust, we want to protect all your assets, including your identity.
That's why we're including Equifax Credit WatchTM Siver, free, with a
personal relationship checking account. We're doing this because
catching identity theft early is critical to protecting your credit rating.
Within days of potentially fraudulent activity, Eqiiifax will erailn you
so you can act quickly to protect your credit. A free yearly Equifax
Credit ReportIM will also be made available to you. It's just the
latest in our unique suite of security services, and another w' ly Liai.
SunTrust is working to serve you better.

To learn more, stop by your local branch, visit or call 800.473.4462






Seeing beyond money


r-iA-f -

High schoolers must

declare a major
Florida high school students
will have to declare majors. just
as college students do, under a
law signed by Gov. Jeb Bush.
He said the measure will make
high school more relevant and
more interesting.
A major could involve a tradi-
tional academic subject such as
English or math, or a vocation-
al field such as carpentry or
auto repair. Last year South
Carolina began a similar pro-
gram requiring high school stu-
dents to choose a "career clus-

Liberia recruits

women for new army
The first African country led
by a democratically elected
woman began recruiting
women into its new postwar
army. Liberia's army will ini-
tially number 2,000 troops and
roughly 400 of them will be
women, said Edith Bawn,
spokeswoman for the govern-
ment body responsible for over-
seeing its creation.
"Women bring a special sensi-
tiveness to the military," she
said. "And they're very good at
support roles."


The Miami Times, June 7-13, 2006 9A

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

A' : ''. 14: "jt


LOA_ The__ Mim ie.Jn -3 06BaksMs oto hi w etn


aHA .l a "

Large Shrimp 0
Skewer.........1.. 1 10.
2-oz Minimum, each pkg.
SAVE UP TO 5.00 ON 10

Publix Deli
Serrano Ham............. 319o
Sliced Fresh in the Publix Deli!

Bread.. ........... .... 3.19
Handmade in Our Bakery, Made With Raisins,
Apples, Apricots, Cranberries and Walnuts,
From the Publix Bakery, 20-oz loaf

Peaches .............. 1991b
Or Nectarines,
Tree-Ripe Flavor

Oreo Cookies .............. ......... .........GErONE FREE
Assorted Varieties, 15 to 18-oz pkg.
(Limit two deals on selected advertised varieties.)

4a, '

Ice ream ...................................... GET NEFREE
Assorted Varieties, 48 or 56-oz ctn.

Natural Spring
Water ................ 499
24 or 28-pk. .5-L bot.,
While Supplies Last!

Assorted Varieties,
9.9 to 12.3-oz box

..... GET ONEErrE

12-Pack Selected
Pepsi Products....... 227.00
12-oz can
SAVE UP TO 1.18 ON 2

4u i

Heineken Beer ........11.99
Or Amstel Light, 12-oz can or bot. or
Heineken Premium Light, 12-oz bot.
(12-Pack Red Stripe Jamaican Lager,
12-oz bot. ... 10.99)

Prices effective Thursday, June 8 through Wednesday, June 14, 2006.
Only in the Following Counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River. Okeechobee and Monroe.
Prices not effective at Publix Sabor. Quantity Rights Reserved.



10A The Miami Times, June 7-13, 2006

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

Blacks N'lusl Control Theji Own De5tiny The Miami Times, June 7-13, 2006 1 lB

The Ephesians District will
sponsor the Second Annual
MaeDell McSwnin Scholarship
Breakfast on June 24 at 10
a.m. at Liberty Hall. For more
information, please contact
Mrs. Joce Smilli at 305-251-

The Pembroke Park
Church of Christ is having a
summer camp June 12 July
7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for
grades pre-k thru sixth. For
more information, call 954-

The Pembroke Park
Church of Christ is having
Vacation Bible School for
youth and adults June 12-16
at 7 p.m. nightly. For more
information, call 954-962-

God's Way Assembly,
Reverend Karl A. Jackson, pas-
tor, invites you their Morning
Divine Worship Service. For
more information, please call
305-685-6855 or 786-287-



New Life Family Worship
Center. Pastor Barbara Boyce
and their Women's Ministry
Summer Day Camp is open for
registration. For more infor-
mation, call 786-417-6535.

The Apostolic Revival
Center Women's Ministry
invites you to their fifth annu-
al Prayer Breakfast. June 10
at the Miami Airport Hilton
Hotel under the theme 'Godly
Women Rising to the
Challenge.' For more informa-
tion, call 305-355-7555 or
*i: *
New Providence Baptist
Church, Reverend Vinson
Davis, pastor, is having a
Youth Revival June 7-9 at 7
p.m. nightly and will have
Youth Day, June 11 at 11 a.'m.
For more information, call
God Word God Way Church,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-


200% Faith presents a
Tupac Shakur Birthday Bash
on June 16 at Virrick Park
from 6-10 p.m. to acknowl-
edge a great legend and dis-
cuss concerns about
HIV/AIDS and how it is affect-
ing the community. For more
information, call 786-488-
The Brothers of the Beta
Beta Lambda Chapter of
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
will hold it's monthly meet-
ing, Saturday, June 10 at
7:06 p.m. at Downtown
Radisson Hotel. For more
information, call 305-297-
The public is invited to the
swearing in of Kimberly
Curry at Mt. Zion AME
Church in Miami Gardens.
She will be sworn in by con-
gresswoman Carrie Meek and
the message will be brought
by presiding elder Jimmy
Thompson, 305-681-4124.
*'**** *
The Neighborhood
Partnership Program-ECHOS
at the Belafonte Tacolcy
Center provides reliable serv-
ices and confidential support
to Liberty City families in
need. Call 305-751-1295
between 9 a.m. -5 p.m. to set
your appointment today.
Scott Lake Optimist is
looking for an Assistant
Cheerleader Commissioner
and Coaches. Football and
Cheerleader registration is
now open. For more informa-
tion, call 305-474-0030 or
**** **
Neighbor to Family is look-
ing for Professional Foster
Parents and Caregivers.
Training, health benefits and

salary available. For more
information, call 786-433-
All former Liberty Square
Project Residents are invited
to attend a Reunion Picnic,
June 3. For more information,
call 305-696-1819.
The Miami-Dade
Democratic Black Caucus
will hold it monthly meeting,
June 10 from 10 a.m. to 12
p.m. For more information,
call 305-624-5940 or 305-

Class Meetings

Local Albany State
University Alumni will meet
this Saturday at Hadley Park
Complex at 10 a.m. For more
information, call 305-233-
1286 or 305-681-2620.

Mays High School Alumni
Association Reunion 2006
will be at the Miccousukee
Resort and Gaming, June 15-
18. For more information, call
The 1986 Class of Miami
Northwestern is having their
20th Class Reunion July 13-
16. For more information, call
305-836-0991 ext. 2281.

Miami Jackson's Class of
1971's Reunion will be held
June 19-25. For more infor-
mation, please call Gail D
(Lemon) Roberts at 305-620-
7370 or 305-343-0839 or call
Sherry (Peters) Jones at 305-

The Carol City Senior High
Class of 1981 is in the
process of planning its 25th
Silver Anniversary Reunion
and there will be a 'get

African Art & Home Store
Shea Butter
Framed Artwork
African Black Soap
Religious Art Hip Hop Art Lamps

Body Oils
; ", Incense
and more.

Black Romance/Love

13743 NW 7th Avenue
IMon. Sat. 10 a.m. 7 p.m.

* 786-413-0774

for, invites you to be a part of
our Youth Day, June 24, at 4
p.m., sponsored by Evang J.
Glaster. For more information,
call 786-873-1778.
The Church of the
Kingdom of God Vacation
Bible School begins June 12
thru June 16 from 9 a,m. -12
p.m. Ages three-adults. For
more information, call 305-
Lighthouse Church of God,
Overseer, Dr. Arlene B. Davis,
invites you to our 26th
Pastoral Anniversary Banquet,
Saturday. June 10 at 7 p.m. at
Miami Airport Marriot. For
more information, call 305-
Tree of Life Deliverance
Ministries, Pastor Willard
Scott, invites you to our 100
Men in Black and White
Program, June 11 at 4 p.m.
Theme: God's looking for a few
good men." For more informa-
tion, call 305-989-6670.
Triumphing Jesus Christ
Faith Holiness Church, Ruby
White, pastor, invites you to

acquainted' picnic on June
25. For more information,
contact Derrick Cash at 786-
457-3094, Mona Perkins at
305-688-5914 or Curtis Burns
at 786-306-1968.
Northwestern's Class of
1961 45th Class Reunion
Activities start, June 22-25.
For more Information, call
305-634-8321 or 786-512-
Coral Gables Senior High
School's 1986 Class Reunion
will be August 5 at The Sonesta
Hotel and Suites in Coconut

Why am I a preacher?
What is my job description?
What conduct should a minis-
ter and Christian of Jesus
Christ have. Turn to Titus 3:1,
that says "Put them in mind to
be subject to principalities
and powers to obey magis-
trates to be ready to every
good work, to speak evil of no
man, to be no brawlers, but
gentle, shewing all meekness
unto all men.
Don't forget the mourning
bench and the tarrying room.
Write me at P.O. Box 531078,
Miami, FL 33153. Bis

their Revival from June 19-23
at 7:30 nightly.

Mount Hermon African
Methodist Episcopal Church,
Henry Elmore Green. Jr., senior
minister, will have its First
Men's Conference on June 16 at
7 p.m. and culminate on June
18 at 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. For
more information, call 305-621-
The Baptist Women's
Council of Greater Miami and
Vicinity will hold its monthly
meeting at the New Mt. Calvary
Missionary Baptist Church on
June 10 at 2 p.m. Attire is

St. Mark Missionary Baptist
Church, Reverend Joseph F.
Williams, pastor, invites every-
one to our annual Youth and
Young Adults Day on June 11.
For more information, call 305-

St. Mary's Wesleyan
Methodist Church will be hold-
ing its annual Vacation Bible
School, June 12-18 from 6-8
p.m. nightly. For more informa-
tion, call 305-751-7092.

Grove. For more information,
The 1986 Class of Miami
Northwestern is hosting a
dance on June 10 at 8 p.m. For
more information, please call
305-836-0991 ext. 2281.

Send your community
announcements by 2 p.m.
Monday. Fax to 305-757-
5770, email to miamiteditor- or mail to
900 NW 54th Street, Miami,
33127-1818. For further
information, call 305-694-

shop John Wilson

Mt. Olivette Baptist
Church, Reverend Franklin R.
Clark, pastor, will have
Vacation Bible School June 7-
9. June 10 will be the annual
Church Picnic at Greynolds
The New Bethany Baptist
Church, John B. HicCks. Jr.
pastor, will present
'Expounding and Interpreting
Flesh Spirits and Fruits of the
Spirit,' June 11 at 4 p.m. For
more information, call 305-
New Providence Baptist
Church, Reverend Vinson
Davis, pastor, will be celebrat-
ing its pre]pastoral. anniver-
sary with Greater Israel Bethel
Primitive Baptist Church.
Reverend Kenneth
Washington, pastor in charge
of services.
Morning Star Missionary
Baptist Church is having its
2006 annual Women's Day
Program, June 11 at 11 a.m.
and 4 p.m. services. For more
information, call 305-238-

A-Right Promotions presents
a Father's Day Gospel Concert,
June 18 at 5 p.m. at Broward
Community College. For more
information, call 754-423-
New Providence Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend
Vinson Davis. pastor, will have
its Youth Day program at 11
a.m. and Choir No. 2 Tea at 4
p.m. on June 11. For more
information, call 305-758-
Mt. Olive Fire Baptized
Holiness Church of God is
hosting their annual 'Broken
Pieces' conference, June 19-22
at 7:30 p.m. nightly. For more
information, contact Minister
Gale Henderson at 786-317-

Send your church
announcements by 2 p.m.
Monday. Fax to 305-757-
5770, email to miamitedito-
rial@bellsouth or mail to
900 NW 54th Street, Miami,
33127-1818. For further
information, call 305-694-

Pastor's anniversary at World Deliverance

Dr. Norris and First Lady Rosa Kelly

World Deliverance Church will host their Pastor's 33rd
Anniversary, June 8 through 18.
This year has been a great one for our Pastor and First Lady.
Working in the ministry for 35 years, they count it a blessing.
Now that both of them have retired from the Dade County
Public Schools as educators, its a joy to serve the Lord and work
in His vineyard.
Pastor's Anniversary starts on Thursday night with Pastor Joy
Jackson; Friday night, Pastor Michael Screen; Monday night,
Apostle Johnny and Pastor Patty Kemp; Tuesday night, Pastor
Joseph Williams.; Wednesday night, Bishop Otis Kemp;
Thursday, Pastor Carter and Friday night, Pastor Ronald
Sunday morning, 11 a.m. guest speaker will be Minister Frank
Dean with an anniversary dinner in the Fellowship Hall.
The anniversary committee invites you to services at 8 p.m.

Rev. Kenenth McGee Rev. Charles Coleman




W" i

Bro Rayford Boykin Bro. T lmnza Morris Bro. Johnny Cooper Dr. Rickey Mitchlll Bro. (Gunnic Watson Bro Neverlin Finlcy

First Baptist Church of Brownsville will ordain five (5) brothers of the congregation as Deacons and
one (1) brother with his ministerial license on Sunday, June 11 at 4pm. This is a great honor bestowed
upon these dutiful and God-fearing Christian men. Under the leadership of Rev. Kenneth McGee,
Pastor, and the instructional guidance of Deacon Board Chairman. Overton Brooks. Bro. Elonza
Morris, Bro. Johnny Cooper. Dr. Rickey Mitchell. Bro. Gunnie Watson and Bro. Neverlin Finley have
been set aside, watched and groomed to be prepared for responsibilities of deaconship.
Bro. Rayford Bovkin will deliver his first sermon at the 7:30am Service on the same day and receive
his license during the ordination service. Rev. Charles Coleman of Christian Fellowship will be in
Rev. McGee states that it is truly a blessing that these fine Christian men have shown their love for
Christ and accepted the challenges of being ordained Deacons. fe also stated that under his first year
itenre. God is moving in a mighty way at Flirst Baptist as we grow into a progressive church as the
"House ofLO Ive". The community at large is invited to join us on this auspicious occasion.
I I [ I I I I I I I I

- --- rr~p -L I ~L -

community 'Cal'ndar

The Miami Times, June 7-13, 2006 11B

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny



o pb .l04 m q -- -f

- e

"Copyrighted Material

-mSyndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers

a- d-

- 0 0 0

- 4W

Young mothers get advice on asthma
By Terrell Clayton
Miami Times Writer

Asthma has been the one of
the most notorious diseases in
the United States, with over
20.7 million adults and 9.1
million children under the age
of 18 being diagnosed. There
were 4,261 deaths from asth-
ma in 2002 alone and the pace
has not decreased. That's why
Cope High School North and
Continental Societies Inc. held
an Asthma Awareness Seminar
to help inform the community
Please turn to ASTHMA 14B


- -

- 0

- 40

At Cope High School North the school principal, students and members of the North-Broward County Chapter
of Continental Societies, Inc. stand with guest speaker, Shirley Williams (center).

731 ler dembrue w we id rAA

O m
o -


. -

IAM1*. ku hOp i inlr

%abdup I.&b



~r- -wr




4op"" -


Black women are the new power

By Terrell Clayton
Miami Times Writer

Many women have
been long deprived of
higher positions at corn-
panies, been told they
can't own their own com-
panies or that they are
only good for occupying
the kitchen and bed-
room. Many other women
have been stereotyped
and victimized primarily
because of their sexual
You have heard of the
cliche, "women are the
future of the world." If
you were in attendance
at the recent 'Girl Power: Tracy Wi

It takes a village' conference, you may have been
convinced that women are the future. Through
many decades, women have evolved into
leadership roles in all professions.
At the fourth annual conference, many
premiere business women and enter-
tainers strived to make sure that young
girls don't lose their path.
On May 19 thru 20, Thema Campbell,
Founder of Girl Power and Executive
Director of World Literacy
Crusade, partnered with multi-
ple organizations to deliver
empowering workshops to
teach girls future values.
The three seminars, 'Soul
Food for Teens,' 'Just for Parents
and Women' and 'Girls in
Business: How to Get Paid,
served as teaching methods out-
side of the traditional class-



"It's a conference for empowering girls as we
are getting them ready for the world of business
and the world of work. We are also powering
their minds about the world of abuse,"
said Campbell. "We have three work-
shops which help them learn about
business, feeding their soul and an
active workshop for parents,"
Campbell concluded.
The two day conference was cre-
ated by women for women.
Women such as R & B singer
Ashanti, Tracy Mourning
and Commissioner
SMichelle Spence-Jones
wanted to show these
young girls that there is
a bright future for them.
In addition to attend-
Sing the conference, the
leaders feel compelled to
Spence-Jones make a difference in the

community as well. "At times it's overwhelming.
Sometimes I find myself asking God: are you
sure this is what I am supposed to be doing,"
said Tracy Wilson Mourning, owner of the cloth-
ing design company, Honey Child. "It's so excit-
ing at the same time because I know it's ... what
I am supposed to be doing. I know I'm here to be
in the lives of women," Mourning added.
At the business workshop, the young women
learned of the number of women that owned
their own businesses. Many of them were in awe
because of the amount of highly successful busi-
nesses owned not only by women, but by Black
"I think it's a good experience for me today. I
didn't realize that so many Black women owned
businesses. It gives me inspiration
don't have to aspire only to be an actress, dancer
or singer," said Schrel Bates, 15. "I am really
looking forward to meeting Ashanti because she
is a successful woman that is doing big things
Please turn to POWER 15B

In loving memory T-shirts more than a trend

By Jarrell Douse
Miami Times Writer

Range, Mitchell's and
Richardson's mortuaries aren't
the only businesses profiting
from the seeming epidemic of
I oung Blacks murdered at the
hands of their peers.
The business of silk-
Iscreened T-shirts, specifically,
the "In Loving Memory" variety
has spawned a dedicating-
trer : ,o a profitable venture
as well.
Death like most sales is
final. In recent weeks, Miami-
Dade County streets have
;served as the landscape for

rampant murders of Black
Miami youth. Johnny Lee
Henderson Jr., Sharika Lynch
Wilson, Jeffrey Johnson Jr.,
Zykarious Cadillon and others
have fallen victim to guns.
Many have been under 20-
Yellow tape marks a perime-
ter of gruesome atrocities -
much too much for public
viewing. White tarps cover the
perished and tags adorn their
toes. The stark reality seems
far removed from the bullets
continually discharged from
an arsenal of weaponry slay-
ing intended and unintention-
al victims.

Back of t-shirt honoring Jeffrey Johnson features Johnson and his car
with caption 'Chevy Ridin' High.'

No one seems able to answer
the questions: Why another
death photo on a T-shirt? Has
premature death become the
In Northside flea market,
located among Asian jewelry
vendors and Jewish sneaker
salesmen, Marlo, owner of
International Studios, a T-
shirt silk-screening operation
sits on a corner at the rear of
the merchants market. He
makes a living ironing the pic-
tures of individual either dead
or alive on T-shirts in a variety
of sizes and lengths.
The boom of "In Loving
Please turn to T-SHIRTS 15B

Shaniqua Peterson wears a t-shirt
In honor of slain classmate, Jeffrey

City of Miami Gardens officials cut ribbon at the Scott park recreation center/urban library opening.

New recreational center

opens in Miami Gardens

By Jarrell Douse
Miami Times Writer

Miami Garden's Mayor Shirley Gibson and
its City Council recently celebrated the grand
opening of the new recreation center by invit-
ing the community and its leaders to a ribbon
utting ceremony at Scott Park located at
7710 NW 15th Court.
The 2900 square foot building is designed to
meet the "recreational needs of local resi-
dents," according to reports. The grand open-
ing of the center coincides with improvements
made to the popular park within the Scott
Lake community.
Lighting for the parking lot has been
installed and sidewalks that surround the
park have been built. To ensure accessibility
to all, handicapped parking availability has
also been made possible.
Inside the facility, an urban teen library was
donated by native Miamian, Nina Packer. A
former resident of Scott Lake, Packer con-
tributed the library through her nonprofit
organization, Readers Make Leaders, Inc.,
based in Atlanta.
According to the City of Miami Gardens,
Packer's donation is the first installment "of
four community library donations made to the
City's Parks and Recreation Department to
support and encourage youth success
through reading and leadership."
Minimal bureaucratic challenges are said to
be the reason that the $683,000 project only
took 13 months to complete. According to

Mayor Shirley Gibson speaks at the Scott Park
recreation center opening.

Gibson, the "City of Miami Gardens is making
continued progress."
Councilman Aaron Campbell, dubbed a
"voice of community leadership" expressed his
ideals for the park's aesthetic appearance. He
said that the "community complained about
the park and its conditions." Campbell said
the city council has listened and responded
and it now requires the efforts of the commu-
nity's residents to "take pride in the park."
Misplaced community value, to Campbell, is
a "disservice to our community." The obliga-
tion for maintaining the "new look of the park
and recreation center" requires the efforts of
all residents within the City of Miami
Gardens, he noted.
The timing of the center's opening was per-
fect as it provides a slew of summer activities
available to Miami Gardens' children and

S. Curry admitted to Florida Bar

The public is invited to attend
the swearing in of Ms. Kimberly
Curry as a member of The
Florida Bar.
History notes that James
Weldon Johnson became the
first Black to be admitted to
The Florida Bar in 1897. 109
years later and following the
tradition of James Weldon
Johnson and the Honorable
Gwen Cherry, who became the
first Black woman admitted to
The Florida Bar, comes Curry.
Reverend Dr. Robert Ingram is
inviting the public to attend this
historic swearing-in ceremony of Ms. Kimberly Curry

yet another Black, Ms. Kimberly
Curry (daughter of assistant coun-
ty manager Cynthia Curry) who
has also been admitted to The
Florida Bar.
The ceremony will be held at
11 a.m. on Sunday, June 11
at Mount Zion A.M.E. Church
15250 N.W. 22 avenue.
The speaker for the occasion
will be A.M.E. presiding Elder
Jimmy Thompson and the
Honorable Congresswoman
(retired) Carrie P. Meek, who will
swear Ms. Curry in.
For more information, call 305-

CK Cares gives disabled hope

By Terrell Clayton
Miami Times Writer

Javarick is a typical adoles-
cent male. He loves to dance
and strives to learn some of
the latest moves. If you were
in the club you would proba-
bly dance with him.
The only thing is there is
more to Javarick than meets
the eye; he is deaf. He listens
to the vibration of the music
and calculates his next dance
step from the sound of the
Despite the efforts of advo-
cacy groups who work to
make certain that the dis-

New York Giants receiver Sinorice Moss talks to CK Cares, Inc. pro-
gram participants.

CK Cares, Inc. program participants stand with New York Giants
Receiver Sinorice Moss at their car wash.

abled are not neglected, many
sometimes find themselves in
a state of isolation.
Enter CK Cares, Inc., a
non-profit organization creat-
ed to provide transitional
training from their group
home'programs to independ-
ent living and real life experi-
ences. This program advo-
cates community-based pro-
grams that provide environ-
ments that are crucial to fos-

tering healthy relationships.
Katena Broussard, Director
of CK Cares, Inc. and the rest
of her staff use their group
home to help give people with
disabilities the chance to live
a full life. Like Javarick, their
program's participants want
to experience the aspects of
life that many people take for
Speed dating, going to the
youth fair, job training, HIV

awareness, independent liv-
ing, going to the nightclub,
car washes, local sporting
events and going to the bowl-
ing alley are a mere handful
of events and community
activities these young people
enjoy within the care of
Broussard and her staff.
Most recently, the group
has been treated to free food
and a live performance from
ATP, an R&B group of four
young men from Florida
Memorial University and a
community car wash with
New York Giants receiver
Sinorice Moss.
Moss and members of ATP
said they were impressed by
the work that CK Cares, Inc.
is doing. "We are doing this in
hopes their (the disabled) day
[will] go better. People with
disabilities are human just
like anyone else. I love every
Please turn to CK CARES 14B

I JI HF LU pL IrT rImri CK Cares helps disabled youth,
ICK Cares helps disabled youth

"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"

Asthma Awareness Seminar at Cope High

continued from 12B

about this problem.
The Cope High School North
is an alternative program for
pregnant and parenting
teenagers. The young women
of Cope learned firsthand from
Pediatrician Dr. Gina Morgan-
Smith, who had a discussion
with these pregnant teens and
mothers on asthma, it's symp-
toms, precautions and medica-
tions. She focused on asthma
and the effects it has on
Blacks. In her discussion she
stressed to the young mothers
that they should be aware of
their infant babies and con-
stantly on the lookout for
symptoms that will alert them
to whether or not the child has
the pulmonary disease.
Shirley Williams, President
of the North Dade-Broward
County Chapter, felt it was
crucial for them to be aware of
the disease. "We felt that the
seminar wIas v, signii.L nt
because of the high number of
asthmatic infants with teenage
mothers. It is proven that

Black children are more affect-
ed with asthma than other
nationalities. The incident rate
of asthmatic children among
Blacks is higher than any
other nationality," Williams
While The Continental
Societies and Cope think it is
important for everyone abroad
to know about the disease,
they especially wanted to
reach the young mothers. "We
have imported asthma aware-
ness in the classrooms prior to
the seminar. Asthma has a
tremendous affect on all peo-
ple period. Chronic illnesses
such as asthma can be hered-

ity. It's good for these young
girls to know the symptoms
and know how to see the
signs," said Yvette Jones,
Teacher and Test Chairperson
at Cope North. "Our students
receive some of the best prena-
tal care and many have asth-
ma themselves . Being
exposed to what asthma is and
what it can do [will] really help
them in the future," Jones
It is important to seek pro-
fessional help when dealing
with the disease. All babies,
especially asthmatic children,
should be examined at least
once a month.

The First Charter School in Liberty City!
The Church of the Open Door's Family Life Center
6001 N.W. 8th Avenue
is now accepting applications for grades K-5
Applications are going fast!
We are looking for teachers who want to work in an innovative and
creative environment. Recent college graduates are welcomed.
Call 786-859-9322
for more information or e-mail us @

continued from 13B

one man. Many people don't
recognize the cause all the time.
This is bigger than me and
you," said Cuttaman of ATP.
He said they have a new-
found respect for the handi-
capped and hopes that people
in the limelight can help make
community events for the dis-
abled "regular."
Moss said, "It feels real good
to show people support
because they are out here in

the hot sun working hard. It's
good to see a smile on every-
one's face...growing up we
seen a lot of things going on
that could have been better.
So I feel it is important to give
back to the community no
matter what the cause is."
Broussard said CK Care,
Inc.'s primary objective is for
the group home to channel
their desires through activi-
ties and training in a natural
environment. They want their
programs participants to not
only learn valuable life skills

but to also grow in a nurtur-
ing environment.
"We just don't interact with
other individuals that have
special needs but we interact
with non-disabled people also.
We don't like to say group
homes but instead our family.
I treat all of them as if they
were my kids and we love
them all..." said Lionel Jones,
Broussard's brother and pro-
gram coordinator.
For more information on the
services offered by CK Cares,
Inc., call 305-628-1888.

Florida International Academy

Charter School

02 Currently Enrolling

fde Grades 6-8

7630 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida
For Registration call 305-758-6912

I h

:I. ^ *^ .**y^**;::';'s *** v*

93"'Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93"' Street
Order of Services
7:30 urly Moming WVoimip
I a :.11- .Molming, Worship
Evening Worship
Ist & 3rd Stllaldy ........6
TiIueI iy Bible SitIly ...7
wbsitcle: clllbhc lr

Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
liind slii pplry vcri '6 hlll I.souiicl
740 N.W. 58th Street
Miami, FL
O)rIer of' r eervices
I l0 h r of Prayer............:30 .in,
Fa: ::. rly MWining Worship....7:30 a.n.
S--undaly SdLwIol .......... 9:30
S M ornin- WI rsl, il............. II n.Iii
Yl1, Yth Minisiy Slindy W e...... .7 p.ll.
I' CA3Y1l/BISI I l ly. WW..... 7
N ,,;idlay A riau Pnayer..( M-I)
I:ctllg thelI I lungry cveIy
Wcliesdaly...... .I I Ip11.

Apostolic Revival Center
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue
Order of Services
New tinle itr T.V. Progrinm
illn .-3 i ,l III ,I !illh i 5 iill ,
tii 0 hlTS )t 1 ti2e. II
M oi i. I i yi i i .................. 7 II il.
Sunt.- IF Woelhlilp ........... 7:31 p.ll.
Tues.- PnLyc MCctin#........ 7:30i 1.n.
IFri. NihlM Stluly .................7:30 p.m.,

Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W 1211 Ave.
Order of Services:
Early Worship ..............7 a.m.
Sunday School................. 9 a.m.
N13C ...........................1():05 a.m.
Worship ..................II 1.111.
W orship .........................4 ip.m .
Mission andl iblle Class
fT(uesday ...............6:30 1.11.
Youth MNectillng/Chiir rei.cCirsail
Monday .......................6:3.(1 p.m

Bethel Apostolic Temple, Inc. Brownsville \ /Christian Hill AME Church
1855 N.W. 119th Street Church of Christ Innercity Golf & Learning Center
305-688-1612 4561 N.W. 33rd Court 9101 N.W. 29th Ave.
Fax: 305-681-8719 305-634-4850/Fax & Messages LM09@BellSouth.Net/
Order of Servi.esI 305-634-6604
Sun:...:.3310 I.1n....(Sund:y Schl) Order of Services Order of Services:
Walk in the Worl Mitnistry I 110 11i ly Sulnay Sc1nl ... 1 9:45.lln Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service
WorIship Service.............. I .l. Suelay Morning Wlorshipi ....I Sunday's
Tucsd y.. 7 p.m....Fa1nlily Niht Suiny Menis Blible Sltudy .5 p. Sunday's
We I I am it s P yi SLIihy iies iiblc Slty .5 r.i. Sunday School....................... 9:30 1a.m..
SWe.. I Bh I ,so ry ersunilltly vnin',,hi W1ori.......6 .6 nl( MOrining Worshipi Service. I I.a..
ctl. ,Bible Claiss........ 12j p.ln." y NiuihtWile SIlIl) ....7:31)m1n
We(d. (ible Cl7ssp..............7 pIll. Tl.hll ty ii 111, n lBi le ('ls I .1111. Five Golf EvcIY 2" & 4" Sunday ...........4 A p.m.
56-5-5T'lnpirhiin ciihlh Cull Don Shllul's Golf Couise
3115-6.34-485(10 -135-691-6958

Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
Order of Services:
Sundllay Motming ...........8
Sunday School .............10 a.m.
Sundal1ly Evenilln ............. 6 pIm.
Mon. Excellence ...7:3() p. .
Tue. Bible Class 7:3011 .m
Thurs. Fellows .i........( 1m.
-Ist Still Son, Practice ,.6 p.m.

~ rai;~m~aR~a ~ I

New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International

2300 NW 135th Street
Order of Services
Sunday Worship 7 a.m., 11
a.m.. 7 p.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday (Bible Study) 6:45p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study
10:45 a.m.

1 (800) 254-NIIBC
Fax: 305-685-1705

S Ebenezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street
Order of Services:
SuIday Moming Services
7:45 a.m. -1 1:15 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study Tuesday
10 a.m. & 7 p1m.
B-'A Praiyer Meeting Tucs. 6 p.m.

R Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church
1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
305-759-8226 Fax: 305-759-0528

Order of Services:
Moni. thlru Ftri. Noon Day Prayer
Bible Study...Thurs....7 p.m.
Sunday Worship...7- I
Sunday School.......9:30 a.m.

r Bishop Victor 1'. Curry, D.Nlin., -

New Day "N" Christ
Deliverance Ministries
3055 N.W.76'1 Street, 33147
Message Ctr.: 305-836-7815

Order of Services:
Su endays- (Clulltr SchnI ole........... ....10,11 1.
W orshi p selvi.ce............... l :15 i1.111.
ITue ldays B ible C .lass..............7 p.111.
-1 Sullhdl ay ) i' lill Worship'lli ......... 6 iill

S New Harvest Missionary
Baptist Church
12145 N.W. 27th Avenue

Order of Services:
S(;ly ol'lil n wll\ hl. ..l & l'd 3 n
ultlrllill'l \Vorllip.............. 1(1:30 iIll,
Sh- igh tlinkn .ry .. ... A.. i "n
raye .r Service ... .. 7:311 p.n.
I il S d ............................ ll
(C ltil C h Schoodl.................. lll

New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church
1881 N.W. 103'" St.
Order of Services:
siullay Nl,,i we'h hi l
7:.anl. 111:45 a .
('hutIIch1 Schoolll~ l/( h'iCnlal hm........) :1 .
Monda) Fri~y... 2 p1mo. h" W1111.
it3 cl/llll c Sltltl)
I'l' y.................... 7:30 1-p ,m.
.... ..:"


Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68" Street, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of Services:
Early Morning Services
('" Sunday) ......8:00 111
Sunda: y Schiol ..........9:45 aml
M[orling Service .....11 I:00 il
Communionll Service
(' urLIN. I'cP2 I LSulnl y) 7:310 pim
SPrayer Meeting/Bible Study
(Wednesday) 7:30( In

The Soul Saving Station O
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
wvv w.ssschristscrlusidersl'li .org
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order of Services:
Stlllddy Schvio.l ......... 9 117.11.
S lili (3y Wos pl.ilI Ia im.& 7 p.m
Tuesday Worship.......7:45 p.nm.
Noonl Day IPr'aycr......Mon.-F: ri.

' Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023
(Office) 954-962-9327 (Fax) 954-962-3396
Order of Services
Bible Study ............. 9 a.m. ::: M morning W orship ............. 10 .m.
Evening Worship .............. 6:p.m.
Wednesday....General Bible Study ..... 7:30 p.m.
TV Program Sunday, 8 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.
Concast Digital Cable: 8,19,22,23,30 and 37
Web page:

Victory on the Rock
Ministries, Inc.
16178 NW 27th Avenue
305-625-3376 / 305-333-3144

Order of Services:

Wdn e:W t sday Nighi iiblc Sluly)
41__t P

/ Trinity Faith Tabernacle
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4'" Stret. I lomestead 33136
Order of Services:
Stll),la\ Scllol....1 .... 10:30 1 Al.
Srii, tlllIllil il SCI\ .I- I 1il.
sTeI clill" I lh1 s eN-h....N. p.1 I
z tWed "N ii Dni Pra'l "J ..12 p.1 .
W ed. Ni lht lIib Stlul ... I).ill.
HUlllllsl Ni vlli "('o\ i11 ll l ihlb e
ida\ Niuhl Worship .Sciv...S p.m

New Mount Moriah
Missionary Baptist Church
6700 N.W. 14th Avenue
Order of Services:

St. John Baptist Church
M tllnilny s\ allh xm....,.s ia.ln, .
StMai Im'er waniits tlo h, 7lo 7:3 p.7
ndl u ay Scl i ..l. .......... n....... m.
i n ;" a-m o..... ...........

St. John Baptist Church "\
1328 N.W. 3"' Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
Mollill"g Worship .....7:30 ai.
Stlndav "gSchool .......... 9:30 a.m.
I Morning Worship ...II a.m.

V lveniln Worship ........7 p.m.

\1m rmTWmVmmm/0

Word of Truth
1755 N.W. 78"' Street
Fax: 305-694-9105

Order of Services:
Hihblc Stud W edl................ 8 p.l.
Sull. lWo l ipil S Se 'i..-. I 131 1 ,.
W eil. Ni1ht I lteIl lc' il'Y PIN (, I
I'ioml 7:311 hi )N p i ll
Stlld&, \Vo, Mlip SCLi~rCC..6I:31 pam.

New Shiloh M.B. Church
1350 N.W.95'1 Street
305-835-8280 Fax# 305-696-6220
Church Schedule:
Early Morning Worship 7:30 a.m.
Sun. CLIIhurch School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ..... I Ia.m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Tues. bclblre IeC Su.....7 p.m.
Mid-week Worship

St. Luke Missionary Baptist
1790 N.W. 55th Street

Order of Services:
j t early Morning Worshiip.7:3();..
Sul KM N i Sc hlux l ..........9:301 11n.
Monilhl Worshll ip .....II a .11
Piayei Meeling ............(7:30 p.m.
1ible S ludy .................. 8 p.m.

Rev.IWoodrow qlin i /i l i J

Word of Faith
Christian Center
2370 N.W. 87"' Street
Order of Services:
ulltl '1i M llrllilllp S iCC,
S tll llay SCII 001 ............. 101 :l.lll
W r\\ hip SC ...... .. I I ni .
"l 'l l ll B i bl e S n l tl y . ... . "p 1 i
Thida PrayerCI Serv.iCe ... .8 .n I1I

New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10"' Avenue
Order of Services:
Sunday SchlxI( ................9):30 1.m.
Sulxliy M oin, W~x hip .....I I uin.
Sullday Ielling l.vice .6 p.m1.
TWluedhiy iaylr SMtinl ...7:30 p.m.
"Not JtI ZI ChUch 131 :1 a Move111"Vnt

Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3' Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060*Fax 305-255-854
Order of Services:
S uil; l Siml. M lllfllhg j Str I.... I all..
sL' i...B 1:30-2:30 p.m.
l'Ccdin Minli lry, l .. 10 ia.m .
Wed. Ilibl dy/l racri, .,6:30l pa

Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order of Services:
Sunllday School .............9:30 a.lll.
Morning, r'l aise/WVoNlip ..IaI a.1.
SOi1;xP Y u ('l ir Si lulkly ......1 ;1.111.
PI'ravylr Mc. clinic & Wihic Studly

Rever nd W. rEdrvian hNhiellrsmsh n



Rev. Larry Mills r

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

14B Th Miami Times Ju 6

I Rev. Gregor m lmompson-Ir

.1 D/r


Miami Times, June 7-13, 2006 15B

s kcalB Must Control y

Womens conference

at New Fellowship

The women of New
Fellowship Christian Center
will be observing their annual
women conference, starting
Monday. June 12 through
Friday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m.
and closing Saturday morn-
ing at 9 a.m.
Come celebrate this blessed
occasion with us, at 240
Bahman Avenue, Opa-locka.
Dr. Jimmye Finch Larkin is
the pastor. Dr. Jimmye Finch Larkin

Men's revival at New Vision
"Men's Revival
2006:" Restore,
Revive, Renew; T 7 -
Wednesday, June 14
thru Friday, June 16
at 7:30 p.m and
Sunday June 18 at
7:30 a.m., 11 a.m.
and 6 p.m. at New William Glover Michael Screen Jeff Poole
Vision, 13650 N.E.
10 Avenue, in North Miami.
Wednesday's speaker will be Pastor Rick Bethel of Compassion
Christian Center in Belle Glade. Thursday's speaker will be
Apostle William Glover of Mount Hermon in Fort Myers.
On Friday, Bishop Jeff Poole of New Hope Church of God in
Christ in Kathleen, GA will be the guest speaker and then on
Sunday, we will have Pastor Michael Screen.
For more information, please call 305-899-7224.

Seymour family reunion planning

Calling all Seymour, Turner
and Rolle family members and
their descendants deriving
from Cat Island, Bahamas for
a huge upcoming reunion.
Contact number in Miami-

Death Notice

ER, 47, dietician, Dade County
School Board, died June 5 at
North Shore Hospital.
Service will be held 12 p.m.,
Saturday, June 10 at Jordan
Grove Missionary Baptist
Public viewing Friday June 9.
Service entrusted to Grace Fu-
neral Home.

Death Notice

Miramar, died June 5.
Services will be held Saturday,
2 p.m. at Premier E'glise Baptist
D'Horeb. Carey Royal Ram'n

Death Notice

GUS HAYNES, another
brave soldier has fallen. Mr.
Hayes departed for home on
May 31, 2006 at Parkway
Viewing at Lithgow-Bennett-
Philbrick Funeral Home,
15011 W. Dixie Hwy from 6
p.m.-10 p.m. and Chapel
service at 3:30,
Saturday, June 10.
From your loving family.

Dade County and all areas
South of Dade, 954-985-
In Broward County and all
areas North of Broward, 954-

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


would like to extend spe-
cial thanks to Reverend
Atchison, pastor of Mt. Cal-
vary Baptist Church, his
choir, Range Funeral
Home, Barbara Jean. fami-
ly and friends for their par-
ticipation with the Home
Coming for my father,
Henry Taylor.
I am saddened by the fact
that none of the donations
collected for my father was
used for his funeral.
Donald Taylor received all
donations. Donald Taylor
did not contribute anything
toward his father's funeral.
I would like to thank Mary
Taylor for providing a prop-
er burial for her husband
and my father, Henry Lee
Love you, Dad.
Denice Taylor
Paid Advertisement

MAGGIE LEWIS, 68, Perrine,
died May 27 at home. Services
were held.

Columbia, Maryland, died May 26.
Services were held.

Scranton, PA, died May 31 at
Moses Taylor Hospital. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at Mt. Moriah
Missionary Baptist Church.

Perrine, died May 31 at Jackson
Hospital. Services were held.

Homestead, died June 3 at
Homestead Hospital. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at Sweet Home
Missionary Baptist Church.

Homestead, died June 3.
Arrangements are incomplete.

Kinsman-Redeemer Restoration Center

K i n s m a n Re d e e e r
Restoration Outreach Center,
Dr. Flora Ross-Beason, Pastor
and Founder. "Habakkuk 2:3
"For the vision is yet for an
appointed time, but at the end
it shall speak, and not lie;
though it tarry, wait for it; be-
cause it will surely come .. "
We are so blessed to
announce . "The Vision Has
Come To Pass!"
Three years ago, God asked
this veteran servant to,
"Provide a place where My
Presence, My Glory, My Spirit
is welcome to dwell and abide.
Provide a place whereby my
people will discover their pur-
pose and be trained to know
how to execute it skillfully and
with excellence. Provide a
place where hurting hearts are
healed, unresolved issues are
dealt with and relations are
healed as families grow in
their knowledge of My Son,
Jesus the Christ, their
K i n s m a n R e d e e m e r
Restoration Outreach Center
was birthed out of obedience
to the known will of God and
deep compassion for HIS
Kinsman -Redeemer
Restoration Outreach Center

is poised to "seek that which
was lost, bring again that
which was driven away, bind
up that which was broken and
strengthen that which was
weak... "
The emergence of this new
Ministry marks a new and

interested in being apart of
the Kinsman-Redeemer
Restoration Outreach Center.
For further information,
please call us at 305-693-
Scheduled order of services
wiil be as follows: Sunday

Dr. Flora Ross-Beason

exciting assignment for Dr.
Ross-Beason. Undaunted with
the new challenge, she has set
her face like flint, her eyes
focused on the harvest,
because He has asked it of
her; this servant simply said,
We welcome all who are

Worship 11 a.m.; Tuesday
night (Intercessory Prayer),
7:30-9 p.m.; Wednesday Bible
Study, 7:30-9 p.m.; Third
Friday (Thanksgiving in Praise
and Testimony Service), 7:30-
9 p.m.; Fourth Saturday
(Evangelism/Street Ministry),
4-6 p.m.

Girl Power: It takes A Village

continued from 13B

really looking forward to meet-
ing Ashanti because she is a
successful woman that is
doing big things besides
music," said Schrel Bates.
The purpose of 'The Soul
Food for Teens' workshop was
to help single mothers and
girls talk about hurts and heal-
ing. It was a soulful discussion
about abuse, neglect and
renewal. It is scientifically
proven that females are more
emotional than men so the Soul

Food workshop helped prepare
them for emotional trials.
"A lot of these girls grow up
way too fast and they are
exposed to too much. They are
not ready mentally and physi-
cally for so many things ... We
want to target . single moth-
ers and girls and help them to
find their way and figure out .
.their purpose," Mourning
The title of the third work-
shop gives away its focus. 'Just
For Parents' provided the forum
for a much needed discussion
with parents of these young

girls. The event was not a one-
time thing and Campbell hopes
the girls get the importance of
the conference. "I don't believe
it's just one objective for us
today. We want the older girls
that are in these programs to
stay connected with that little
girl quality."
"We are trying to get these
young girls on the right track
and help them understand the
power they have. These girls
realize they are going to become
the future mothers, wives and
leaders in the future,"
Campbell said.

Dr. Rhonda Norwood


to Dr. Norwood

Dr. Rhonda Norwood encour-
aged the graduates on their
achievements at Greater Israel
Bethel Primitive Baptist
Church. Elder K. L.
Washington is the pastor.

St. John's centennial

In preparation for the 100th
Anniversary of St. John
Missionary Baptist Church on
Sunday, June 25.
All present and former Choir
members are asked to rehearse
on June 14 and the 21 at the
church starting at 7 p.m.
The family reunion choir will
be under the directions of Bro.
Kevin Rutledge. For additional
information, please call Sis.
Lorraine King at the church,
305-372-3877 or 305-371-
3212. Reverend Henry Nevin is
the pastor.

Millions have diabetes

"Copyrighted Material
Syndicated Content
Available from Commercial News Providers"

T-shirt phenomenon caused by many factors

continued from 13B

Memory" T-shirts began a little
over a decade ago. The deaths
of Tupac Shakur and the
Notorious B.I.G. are credited
with the rise of eulogizing the
deceased on a variety of T-
shirt brands. What started out
as a hobby for Marlo has tran-
sitioned into a lucrative "cash
Dr. Woody Wilson, a local
psychologist, weighs in on the
trend. Wilson theorized that
placing the deceased on t-
shirts is not to glorify the 'fall-
en,' but to make the problem
of 'invisible' people come alive.
Wilson drew a parallel to the
lyrics of rap music. "You can
hear the anger" and the pro-
nouncement that "I matter, I'm
not invisible," Wilson said is
typical of rappers.
Florida State University psy-
chology professor Dr. Na'im
Akbar said in an emailed reply
to The Miami Times that
although he is not familiar
with the trend, it is "painfully
morbid and is one of the latest

updates of a growing despair
among the young folks in our
A ride along 27th Avenue
provides the visual of individu-
als donning "In Loving
Memory" paraphernalia.
Young men and women,
teenaged boys and girls, even
toddlers are gussied in these
Ask anyone of them ques-
tions of the obvious and vary-
ing explanations are provided.
Marlo told The Miami Times
in an interview that though
his business provides his for-
tune, his spirit is hampered
each time he is asked to fash-
ion an In Memoriam product,
"especially for the younger
people, the youth," he said.
A 13-year-old boy walks up
to Marlo's counter and asks,
"How much you charge for a
T-shirt?" He answers, "$20 for
black, $15 for white." The
teen's aunt has died recently.
As the teen contemplates
whether or not to purchase a
functional obituary, a young
woman approaches the count-
er and places an order for her

daughter in remembrance of
her "fallen" father. She
requests that her T-shirt read,
"Forever Daddy's Angel."
Business matters aside,
Marlo cites his theories
behind the many deadened
pulses that sustain his photo
Community disengagement
and a dysfunctional family
structure play vital roles in
keeping him in business.
Marlo said deep-rooted anger,
prevalent and pervasive pover-
ty, the lyrics in some rap
songs and envy are some of
the reasons for the elevated
disregard of and for human
Anger breeds the "I don't
care mentality" he believes,
saying that the outbursts of
disgruntled youth often result
in "violence." This "anger,"
according to Marlo, begins at
home. Parental obligations are
to educate, instruct, sculpt
and mold the minds of impres-
sionable children.
"A lot of this killin' is comin'
from kids that's missin' their
basic needs," Marlo men-

tioned. "Basic needs" to him
are the necessities that extend
beyond food, shelter and cloth-
ing, they include "love and
Another young man asks to
see Marlo. He has a picture of
death. Marlo looks at the
photo and hands it to his
assistant James, who then,
uploads the graphic onto a
computer, manipulating the
image with a pen and click of
a mouse.
Within minutes the image is
fitted onto a T-shirt, but how
many minutes did it take for
the person dedicated on the
shirt to lose his life? What cir-
cumstances and situations
contributed to his demise;
those by his own actions or
those of thoughtless others?
The faces of those dreadfully
or dearly departed line the wall
of the quaint establishment.
Some appear grievous. Some
innocent. Some oblivious: all
relegated beneath earth's sur-
face and consequently on a T-
"$20 for black, $15 white,"
Marlo says to the man.

L_)ICANDI IU -IL I I I I-I I - _y___


SIN MEMOIAM Must ControlES TheirT Own DstITUA InEi


OSCAR MORLEY, SR., 78, rel
City of Miami
police officer,
died June 1.
Survivors: wife,
Jean; three
sons, Oscar, Jr.,
Gernell and
Jeffrey; two
sister, Mae A.
Wilcox. Litany
service Wednesday (today), 7 I
at the Church of the Incarnat
Service Thursday, 11 a.m. at

retired school
and pastor
emeritus of First
Baptist Church,
died June 2.
Survivors: two
sons, Clarence
W. (Judy) and
Pastor Henry DeAlva (Teresa);
daughters, Deborah M. Daniels
Danita Marie Sawyer (Pa
Robert); sister, Roena Johns
extended family, Dr. Clarence Sr
(Dr. Camille Smith) and Dr. Ne
Adams (Effie); and a host of relat
and grands, greatgrands, nieces
nephews. Service Monday, 11z
at St. John Institutional Bal

Martha B. Solomo
died May 25. Services were hel

housekeeper, died May
Services were held.

May 30. Arrangements are inc


died May 30.
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Mt.
C a r m e I
Baptist Church.


E.A. Stevens
20625 NW 29th Avenue, died I
27. Services were held.

1. Visitation
Wednesday, 4-9
p.m. Service
Thursday, 1 p.m.
in the chapel.

June 2.
Visitation Friday,
4-9 p.m. Service
Saturday, 12
p.m. in the

Carey Royal *
25, died June 2

in Atlanta, GA.

Saturday, 11
a.m. at Ebenezer
United Methodist
Interment at
Dade Memorial

Pembroke Pines, died June 4
Memorial Hospital West. Graves
services were held.

BABY TAHIR, infant,
Lauderdale, died June 1 at Brow
General Hospital. Graveside ser
es were held.

June 4 at home. Arrangements

died May 29.
Service Friday,
1 p.m. at New
Baptist Church.



retired judges
assistant, died
June 2.
Surviv ors :
nephew, Phil
Edgecombe; two
brothers, Floyd
(Juanita) and
Vernald (Mary)
Edgecombe; sis-
ter-in -law,
Vernetta Edgecombe; and a host of
nieces and nephews. Service
Saturday at New Birth Baptist

23, student at

College, died
June 1.
Survivors: father,
Leroy; three
brothers, Arnold
Leroy, Jr.
(Jenifer) and
two Clyde (Alexandra); sister, Dallas
and Beckwith. Service Saturday, 2 p.m.
stor at Cooper City Church of God.
mith Range
ives Coconut Grove
ptit died June 4 at
Jackson South
Hospital. Service
n Saturday, 1 p.m.
hef, at St. John
d. A.M.E. Church,
South Miami.
died B 53, died May 30 at North Shore
om- Medical Center. Services were held.

Gregg Mason
SAMUEL J. TRODY, 80, died
IEL June 4 at North
Shore Medical
C e n t e r
Survivors: wife,
Rosie; sons,
Alden and Dana
Trody; daughter,
Toni Trody
(Myra); step
Smith, Carl Smith, Anita Golden
and LaWanda Collins; and six
grandchildren. Visitation Friday, 2-9
74, p.m. Service Saturday, 1 p.m. in the
May chapel. Interment at Southern
Memorial Park.

une BRENDA LAWRENCE, 62, died
May 30. Services
were held.

June 2. Arrangements are incom-

June 3. Arrangements are incom-

JAMES BRYANT, 77, died June
1. Visitation Wedneday, 4-9 p.m.
Service Thursday, 11 a.m.
Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


S at






07/03/44 04/24/06

wishes to thank you for your
many acts of kindness and com-
fort during our hours of bereave-
ment. Your support meant so
much to us.
Special thanks to Rev. Dr. Jor-
eatha M. Capers and the mem-
bers of Ebenezer United Method-
ist church and Patrick Range of
Range Funeral Home.
God has used the blessing of
your thoughtfulness to bring his
presence nearer to our hearts.
Francenia Hall Scott, sister;
Aaron D. Hall III, son and fami-

store cashier,
died June 2 in
D.C. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m.
at Jordan Grove
Baptist Church.

LENA CARROLL, 76, cook, died
May 31 at
Regional I
Medical Center.
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at St. Luke
Baptist Church.


dren nutritionist,
died May 30 at
North Shore
Medical Center.

Liberty City area
for her work in
providing practi-
cal nutrition edu-
cation to seniors and children of
inner city Miami. Visitation Friday, in
the chapel. Service Saturday, 11
a.m. at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist
Church, 301 NW 9th Street.
Interment at Canaan Baptist
Church in Flemington, Florida.

custodian at
Hospital, died
June 3 at Mercy
Ho s p i t a I .

Saturday, 11
a.m. at Mt.
Hermon A.ME.

maker, died May 26 at Selective
Hospital. Services were held.


Pastor at The
Family of the
Living Godz
Church, died
May 31 at
Pa I m e t t o
General .
include: daugh-
ters, Lashon Holliday, Monica
Mitchell, Hyacinth Toles and Tiarra
Mitchell; son, Dewarrick Quinn; sis-
ters, Mary Youngblood, Barbara
Poitier, Shirley and Trina Pierce;
brothers, Martin Jr., Layvette
Maultsey. Service Thursday, 1 p.m.
at Bethel Apolistic Temple.
Interment at Dade Memorial Park.

OLA MAE SCOTT, 90, died May
31 at Cedars
Medical Center.
include: nieces,
Lola Mae,
S elma ,
Barbara, Karen,
Cheryl, Peggy,
Juanita, Rose
Mary, Patricia
Ann, Celenise, Shirley, Terry and
Ocquanita; nephews, Norman and
Michael. Service Saturday, 11 a.m.
at Zion Hope Missionary Baptist

Death Notice

housekeeper, died June 1.
Service will be held 1 p.m., Sat-
urday, June 10 at St. Mary's
Wesleyan Methodist Church.
Public viewing will be held Fri-
day 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Services
entrusted to Grace Funeral

Eric S. George
died June 2 at Memorial Pembroke
Hospital. Service Friday, 11 a.m. at
St. Ann's Episcopal Church in
Hallandale Beach.

ERIC ANTHONY, 38, Goodwill
janitor, died May
30 at Jackson
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 2 p.m.
at Brownsville
Church of

May 28 at Coral Gables Hospital.
Services were held.

nurses aide, died May 28. Services
were held.

clerk, died May 23. Services were

ITULIA L. JOSEPH, 90, factory
dress maker,
died June 1 at
Nursing Home.
Saturday, 11
a.m. at 54th
Street Jehovah
Witness Church.

custodian for
County Schools,
died. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. in the

TILLIE TAYLOR, 92, manager at
the Hamilton
House, died
June 1 at
Cedars Medical
Center. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Greater

HENRY BURSE, 81, construc-
tion laborer,
died June 1 at
Cedars Medical
include: sons,
Robert Burse,
Oscar Burse,
Randy Watson
and Rickie
Watson; sisters,
Ethel Wallace and Rebecca Sippio;
brother, Willie Moore. Service
Saturday, 1 p.m. at Antioch Church
of Brownsville.

May 31 at West Boca Medical
Center. Survivors include: mother
Samantha Laverity; father Rodney
Lee Baker, Sr. Services were held.

Death Notice

of Miami, a head custodian for
28 years of Miami-Dade County
Public School at Cutler Ridge
Middle School passed away on
Friday, June 2, 2006.
The repose and memorial serv-
ices will be held at Barrett-Fryar
Funeral Home located at 14545
Carver Drive of Richmond
Heights, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
on Friday, June 9.
The service will be held at the
Second Baptist Church of Rich-
mond Heights at 11 a.m., Satur-
day, June 10. The church is lo-
cated at 11111 Pinkston Drive.
The Reverend/Doctor Alphonso
Jackson is the pastor.
He leaves to mourn his passing
a loving wife, Rosemary; chil-
dren. Sandra, Sheila Slater
(Perry), Leronardo (Sharon),
Ronald (Beverly), Valorie, Leroy
Jr. (Robyn) and a host of other
relatives and friends.


CHERRY, 80, died May 24 at
Jackson Hospital. Services were

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

In Memoriam

In loving memory of.


NURSE FOR 30 YEARS 06/29/11 06/06/05

12/17/34 06/10/04

Mother, you are free now to be
with the Lord.
I just want to say I love and
miss you.
From your loving family.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

One year ago, you departed
this Earth. It seems like only
yesterday. We miss you, Mother.
Margaret, Juanita, Betty and

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,



06/09/77 01/10/06

My forever love Fanel, I whis-
pered into your ears, "I know
that I will have many teary days
ahead," but through it all my
eyes will continuously look to
the hills from which my help
comes from. Lord God you are
my light and salvation, so I ask
you why must I weep like this;
you replied "weeping may
endure for one night, but your
joy will certainly come in the
morning." Sweetheart, it has
been five long months since you
received your number from
Christ and since then I have
come to realize that no one but
Jesus can relieve my burden
heart. As days passes by, I
breakdown and cry, because the
four years of your memories still
remains. Fanel, tomorrow is
your birthday and being that
your body is not present with
us, your spirit carries on within
us for life. I love you always and
I will see you at the gates of
Your girl, Nylon.
Happy Birthday Daddy, your
baby boy, Alex Fussaint.

Thank You All
The family of the late Fanel
Fussaint wishes to express their
gratitude towards their families
and friends along with Publix
Supermarket Inc. stores 794
(Miami Shores) and 046 (North
Miami) for their outpouring love,
floral arrangements, telephone
calls and monetary gifts
throughout their bereavement
time. To the greatest sister of all,
Janice D. Morgan, I love you,
sis, and thank you so much for
your support. Girlfriends,
Girlfriends (you know who you
are) thank you for your love and
your listening ears. To all of you,
we hope and pray that each one
of you will be blessed. Kindly
Nylon Morgan and Baby
Andrew 'Alex' Fussaint and
Family, Mr. and Mrs. Andre
Fussaint and Family.

04/26/1925 06/08/2005

From your loving wife, chil-
dren, grandchildren, great-
grandchildren and a host of lov-
ing friends.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,
-71 -,


would like to thank each and
everyone for their love and sup-
port shown during our time of
bereavement. May God bless
you is our prayer.
The Ashley and Thomas family.

Death Notice

SR., 81, retired Veteran died
June 5 at North Shore Hospital.
Ser vice will be held 2 p.m. on
Saturday, June10 at St. Stevens
AME Church.


Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

16B The Miami Times J 6


j ^ ia,) sa do ne "orn e e da ag e to

Not just

a white

girl thing
By Brandyss Howard
Miami Times Writer
I have never fully understood
the notion of plastic surgery.
Even as I battled with my own
weight issues, I never wanted to
suck anything out of my body or
put foreign objects in. I may
have not always liked what I saw
cn the outside, but I never
desired to surgically alter the
way God intended for me to look.
I feel that if you are unhappy
with your weight, exercise and
diet is your best option. If your
breasts aren't as big as you like,
wear clothing that accents other
parts of your figure. Sometimes
it's not your physical
Please turn to SURGERY 3C
Women like Vivica A. Fox, Lil Kim, Janet,
Jackson and Patti Labelle, all of which I
thought of as pretty women, have fallen victim
to the nip, tuck and staple procedures that are
becoming ever more popular.

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

2C The Miami Times, June ,

After years of planning by a
committee of 15-people, the
wedding between Candice
Diane Lewis and Kevin
Maurice Norris proved to be an
extravaganza, last Sunday, at
the Double Tree Hotel on
Bayshore Drive. It was also filled
with renown officiants including
Bishop George Knowles, Sr.,
invocation; Elder Reuben Cox,
family unification and Pastor
Barry Bonner, ceremony.
The Live Poets Society provid-
ed the artistic entertainment in
the form of creative dancing,
poems by Bryan Pratt and solos
by Anthonette Kerr, who sang
We Shall Behold Him
and The Lord's Prayer. -
Dexter Plummer,
attired in a black tuxedo
and mint-green tie, had
the honor of escorting
Mary Farrington,
grandmother of the
bride and Ruthe Lewis,
parent of the bride.
Other parental M1
entrances included Mr.
and Mrs. Clyde Norris, Sr., par-
ents of the groom; Elder and
Mrs. Reuben Cox, grandparents
of the groom; Mr. and Mrs.
Hollis Douglas, godparents of
the bride; Beverly Agnes,
Alexander Cox and Ruth
Moore, godparents of the
groom, all of whom entered
while the song The Prayer filled
the room.
During the playing of This
Very Moment, officiants entered
with the groom and Tawn
Thomas, best man. They were
followed by I Wanna Be Loved
and the entrance of the Royal

Court, which included the
groomsmen coming in separate-
ly and standing at attention
until the bridesmaids joined
them to be escorted to their
positions at the altar.
Leading the line was Rod
Baker, who was followed by Lori
Capehart, Warren Cash and
Regina Farrington, Torian Cox
and Antoinette Johnson,
Harold Cunnings and Valderin
Norris, Marvin Joseph and
Tashara Richo, Clyde Norris,
III and Keisha Russell, Malane
Norris and Stephanne Webbe
and Travis Rolle and Carol
Also in those with spe-
cial positions in the
wedding party were,
Carol Cash, matron of
honor; Yekerra
Pinkney, maid of honor;
Ashley Cask, junior
bride; Charles Cooper,
junior groomsman;
Kenya Capehart, Lenai
S Hunter and Victoria
Williams, flower girls
and Dionne Plummer, hostess.
With the playing of The One He
Kept for Me, the bride entered on
the arm of her father, Orthwith
Lewis. She was radiant in a full
veil down her back, which was
complemented with a crystal
tiara on top of a cluster of curls
and a gown with designs on the
bodice, skirt and mini-train. She
walked like beauty in the night
as the guests rose to honor her
After the 'eight-minute' kiss,
the newlyweds led the recession-
al out of the ballroom to the
banquet room, where Dione

Cook waited to emcee the recep-
tion and celebration of the ele-
gant affair.
It began with entertainment
by Live Poets Society, followed
by the introduction of the wed-
ding party and a musical tribute
by the groom to his bride on his
trumpet and saxophone. The
bride sat perched on the chair
absorbing every note and gazing
into his eyes as he played The
Battle is Not Yours, It's the
Then, the 300-guests enjoyed
a menu of salmon, chicken
breasts, vegetables, dessert and
beverages during the traditional
part of the reception that paid
tribute to the popular Kevin and
Candice. They thanked every-
one, especially Mother Lewis
and the committee, for planning
such an elaborate wedding and
the Cox-Norris family for an
extended trip to Hawaii for the

A special veteran salute goes
out to Councilman Melvin L.
Bratton, City of Miami Gardens,
for spearheading the second
annual Memorial Day Breakfast,
last Monday at the Florida
Memorial University in the Dr.
Albert E. and Sadie B. Smith
Banquet Room.
Dyrrle Osborne had the
honor of moderating the pro-
gram by introducing Petty
Officer Lesley Knox, US Navy,
who performed Revelee on his
trombone, which was followed
by a Presentation of Colors by
the US Army Southern
Command Honor Guard; Deana
Butler singing the national
Anthem; Reverend Anthony
Shinhoster, associate minister
Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church of Brownsville, giving
the invocation; and Jebidiah
Brown closing out the first half
singing Amazing Grace. Brown
is a seventh-grader from
Norland Magnet School.
The meat of the program
began with Vice-Mayor Oscar

Braynon II, City of Miami
Gardens, introducing
Congressman Kendrick B.
Meek as the keynote speaker.
He ascended the stage to a
standing ovation from the
crowd, which included his
m o t h e r
Congresswoman Carrie
P. Meek, beaming with
pride and appreciation.
Meek touched on the
celebration of Memorial
Day and his visit to Iraq
to observe the situation
and talk with many sol-
diers about the war. He
also addressed the vet- BRC
erans in the audience
and complimented them for the
part they played in the freedom
we are experiencing daily in
America and abroad. He
received applause during his
talk and a standing ovation
upon the completion of his
Others on the program includ-
ed the Psi Phi Band that played
hymns for each branch of serv-
ice; Al Allen, solo; Terrii, a
monologue; and Brown who
sang His Eye on The Sparrow.
Bratton recognized special
people like Mayor Shirley
Gibson; Aaron Campbell Jr.;
Barbara Watson; Ulysses
Harvard; Sharon Pritchett; Dr.
Danny 0. Crew, City Manager;
Sonja K. Dickens, city attorney;
Ronetta Taylor, city clerk; Mr.
and Mrs. Lional Reckely; David
Paul-Demida; Zvi Shiff; David
Howell; US Army Reserve; 841st
Engineer Battalion; VFW Post
11055, 8193 and 5693 and
Eula, coordinator.
Graduation ceremonies for the
Dade County Public Schools
brought thousands of parents to
cheer on their children. William
H. Turner Technical Arts was
the epitome of a graduation, as
it was observed as being perfect.
Carol City, Central and Hialeah
all included a touch of solemni-
ty for the demise of Jeffrey

Jarnell Johnson Jr., Torin
Jermaine Jacobs Jr., and
Kennetha Jordan, respectively.
Johnson Jr. was fatally shot,
Sunday, May 21, at a gradua-
tion party when he won the con-
test for the better-looking auto-
mobile with lamborgini
doors. His popularity
engendered a funeral
service in the gymnasi-
um with Senator
Frederica S. Wilson
paying tribute and Dr.
Rudy Crew, superin-
tendent, presenting his
diploma to his father.
WN Jacobs lost control of
his auto, a gift from his
father, with five passengers and
his sister, Kyellah M. Brown
and Ashley Prebianca,15, who
suffered with a lacerated liver
and kidney and five broken
bones. He was an "A" student.
Kennetha Jordan was shot in
the Triangle Area of Opa-locka
as she was in the process of
returning her cap and
gown. She later died in
front of her home. She
would be remembered as
a potential model and
dress designer wearing
Girbard and Ecko Red to
school daily.
Turner Tech's gradua-
tion was perfect, begin-
ning with legendary H.
Wayne Hoffmann, direc- BRAi
tor of the band; Chynna
Y. Clayton, Miss Turner Tech,
emcee; and Valmarie W.
Rhoden, principal, addressing
the 353 grads and 3500 parents
and friends. There were excel-
lent speeches from Shamika
Thomas; Megan Williams, class
president; Carla J. Cordoba,
salutatorian; and Alexa D.
Diambois, valedictorian.
Kudos go out to the ushers
and hostesses that were attired
in white-long tail coats with a
green cummerbund and vest.
They were dressed for business
and conducted themselves the
same way. So much so, Rhoden
only spoke to the few who got


carried away with heckling one
time and they adhered to her
statement of supporting the

Two potential academics have
risen over the hurdle to embrace
the challenges that face them.
One is Sha'Kiana Ronisha
Brown, the parents of Robert
and Sha-Mil Crittenden, who
graduated from Mary McLeod
Bethune Headstart last week
and will continue on her path at:
the newly opened Cooperative
Charter School at the Zeta
Community Center. The graduate-
earned all "A's." i
Sha'Kiana was surrounded by
family members at the school
and Chuck E. Cheese (Westland
Promenade) where they gathered
to cheer and celebrate. Other,
family members included Heleni
Crittenden and Mae Brown,.i
grandparents; Tarsha Alexanderi
and Reva Brown, aunts;
Sha'Kierra Brown, sis-,
ter; and Ulysses 'Super
Mario' Alexander all the-
way from Auburn:
Also present were:
Sonya Brown-Wilson.,
Rhonda Brown, Helena
and Mae, Dashuna.
McKinnon, Jeffrey,
McKinnon, Quanisha.
TLEY Roundree, Samuel'
Miller IV, Shakaita Fail,
Travonique Ward, Johnnya
Bullard, Ulexus Alexander,
Rondricka Brown, Tymesha:
Brown-Wilson, Kimarra Brown,
Felicia Charles, Judy andc
Monica Alexander, Natalie and
Natosha King, Katrina Mann
and Antwyka Fredricks.
Nicholas A. Brantley received
his bachelor in marketing com-
munications from Johnson and
Wales University, last Saturday,
at Dunkin Donuts Center in
Providence, RI. He was congrat-
ulated by his family members for'
his big achievement as he fur-;
thers his education in his chosen
field of endeavor.

Joseph Caleb Auditorium
5400 NW 22 Ave.
Sunshine Blues Festival
Presents Legend
Clarence Carter
Concert offered as part of

National Black Music Month
For 15 years, many 'greats'
from the world of the per-
forming arts have graced the
stage at Joseph Caleb
Auditorium. On June 17, at 8
p.m., world-renowned blues
musician Clarence Carter

will join that list of legendary
performers as part of Miami-
Dade Parks' Heart of the City
Cultural Arts Series.
Clarence Carter exempli-
fies the gritty, earthy sound
of muscle shoals R&B, fus-
ing the devastating poignan-
cy of the blues with a wicked
wit to create deeply soulful
music rooted in the
American South of the past
and the present. Born
January 14, 1936, in
Montgomery, AL, Carter was
blind from birth. He immedi-
ately gravitated to music,
teaching himself guitar by
listening to the blues clas-
sics of John Lee Hooker,
Lightnin' Hopkins and
Jimmy Reed.
Best known for the songs
'Sixty Minute Man' and
'Strokin,' Carter has earned
the respect of musicians
from all over the world and
garnered five gold records
and a platinum album along
the way.
Tickets for general admis-
sion can be purchased at the


"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"

A .

Caleb Box Office. For more
information on events pre-
sented at Joseph Caleb
Auditorium, call 305-636-
Diaspora Vibe Gallery
3839 N Miami Ave Design Dtr
Full Circle: A Journey
Thursday, June 8:
.. Diaspora Vibe Galery
presents Full Circle: A
Journey WithXin, a solo exhib-
it by Luisa Mesa. In richly
colored paintings, Mesa
frames the transpersonal
through her representations
of mandalas. Using the lan-
guage of abstraction and the
form of the circle, Mesa
explores personal and collec-
tive journeys. The gallery will
be transformed with can-
vasses of all sizes adorned
with rhythmic lines, dots and
For Mesa the process of
creating paintings is equally
as significant as the final

product. The act of layering
and repetition in Mesa's work
requires discipline, concen-
tration and focus. These
components form the core of
her process oriented art-
making which is rooted in rit-
ual. Luisa Mesa is a Miami-
based artist with a BFA from
Florida International
Opening Reception is from
6-10 p.m. Artist Talk: will be
held on Saturday, June 10
from 2-4 p.m. Exhibition
Dates are June 8 July 22.
Call 305-573-4046.
Dance and Movement
Saturday, June 10:
Cafe au Lait Production
presents Jenny Mezile's
Dance and Movement
Workshop. She will perform
with Beethova Obas, Les
Marrons and L'heritier de
Maurice Sixto at the
Performing Arts in North
Miami Beach. The workshop

begins at 7 p.m. Call 954-
687-5789 or 786-316-8397.
Black Family Retreat
7th Annual Afrikan
Women's Week
Join us'on the intimate
campgrounds of the beauti-
ful Greynold's Park for a
weekend of pure rejuvena-
tion the whole family will
enjoy. June 24 and 25 will be
packed with workshops on
wholistic health and beauty,
relationships, family and
wealth. The retreat will also
include Women's Pampering,
Sista's Circle, Brotha's
Circle, Children's Village,
Vegetarian and Live Food
Preparation Workshop, Yoga,
Wholistic Health Screenings,
Afrikan-Haitian Dance
Workshop, Sunset Fire
Drumming Circle,
Drumming and Dance per-
formances. Cabins available
for overnight stay.
End the night with a bang
during a colorful and event-

ful Moonlight Masquerade
with DJ/Producer Graemat-
ter from Brooklyn, NY spin-
ning the best in AfroBeats.
Complimentary wine tasting
and hors d'oeuvres. This'
event promises to be electric.
Register your children
today in our highly
acclaimed children's village,
where they will enjoy, yoga,.
painting, drumming, dance,
nature walks and much
more. Limited space avail-_,
able for children ages 4 11.,
Submit a poem highlight-
ing Black women and you
may be selected as a special
invited guest poet to perform
your piece during the
Moonlight Masquerade.
Poems should be no more.
than one page in length.i
Deadline for entries is'
Tuesday, June 13. Tickets
are being sold at: Shades of
Africa, 1117 NE 163rd St.,
Ste. E in North Miami Beach
or call 786-348-3366.

U. 1 I--


To the

1) 2'1j

i /, I i i !-~ i '5,!?


In Your Life

For only $65, you may let Dad and the world know how much you love, respect and appreciate him!
You may also send Fathers Day greetings to your grandpa, brother, godfather, uncle
... anyone who's like a father to you. Remember to bring in your color photograph.



City State Zip

Phone: Day Evening

All ads must be paid prior to publication.

L Check enclosed Check # Amt. $

Charge my: I VISA il MasterCard

Card# Exp. Da


Deadline: Tuesday, June 13

Fill out the grid, bring or mail it to:
The Miami Times,
900 NW 54th St. Miami, FL 33127
or FAX to: 305-694-6211
or call 305-694-6210.



Price includes



For multiple entries form may be duplicated
i iY

I "s'V^"""""t"*^

,,, A, ,T&CVUU

Ill llFT lTIll l III l
I11lllllllllllllll l

Itlli-l llllllll llll

I llII I rll T I l l l l

9A rU-_ r'----: ,'vir-, 7 17-1 R 9QOc

The Miami Times, June 7-13, 2006 3C

dmg bm a --bin opI "iBH


The Miami Chapter of Girl Friends hosted the 71st National
Conclave of the Girl Friends, Incorporated at the Westin
Diplomat Resort and Spa, Hollywood, Florida from May 25 to 28,
2006. Over 800 guests representing 44 chapters in 26 states
and their families were in attendance at this festive affair.
This organization was established in 1927 and was incorporat-
ed in 1938 by Thurgood Marshall who later became the first
Black Justice on the US Supreme Court. Initially, this organiza-
tion was purely social, but later expanded its purpose to include
charitable and cultural activities such as the NAACP and UNCF
and most recently the Children Defense Fund.
Mayor Mara Giulianti of Hollywood and retired US
Congresswoman Carrie P. Meeks greeted the Girl Friends at
their Friday morning business session as the National President,
M. Jean Clarkson Butler (Orlando Chapter) presided. The
theme, "It's a Tropical Cruise", transformed the hotel conven-
tion center into a cruise ship visiting the tropics. Ports of call
were the Bahamas for a Junkanoo reception, Puerto Rico for a
"Tropical Rainforest" evening, Trinidad & Tobago for a Trinidad
Fete Luncheon, and Cuba for a Havana Night Cocktail
Reception followed with the Club Copacabana Dinner/Dance
black tie affair.
Accolades go to President Sheila L. Long and the conclave
committee: Chairperson Annie E. Pope, Co-Chairperson and
Event Chairperson Paula Bain, Treasurer, Carolyn Hazelton,
Registrar, Beth Reddick and other Event Chairperson Sandra
Carter, June Garvin, Jackie White and Rojean Williams for
exposing their guests to the cultural diversity of South Florida.

The Miami Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
honored outstanding educators as part of their May Week
Celebration. Congratulations go to Dr. Mildred Berry, Interim
Dean of the School of Education, Florida Memorial University,
Eunice Davis, Principal of North Dade Middle School of Modern
Languages, Mary Dunn, kindergarten teacher at Myrtle Grove
Elementary, Gloria Evans, Principal of Dana A. Dorsey
Educational Center and Shara Johnson, fifth grade teacher at
Miami Park Elementary. Andea Pelt, President.

The Church of the Incarnation celebrated its 57 Anniversary on
The Day of Pentecost with a solemn Eucharist of Pentecost with
Baptism. The sermon was given by The Reverend Gaston
Smith, Pastor of Friendship Baptist Church. He rendered a
challenging inspirational message that received a standing ova-
tion. Participating in the service was the BTW Class of 1956 who
is celebrating their 50th year reunion (Ivis Richardson,
President). Guest included M. Athalie Range who came to be
with her children, Mirna and Pat Range (both are members of
The Class of 1956) and Bishop Elect Father & Mrs. Laish Boyd
of Nassau, Bahamas. He will be ordained and consecrated as
Bishop Codjutor of the Anglican Church in the Bahamas on June
29th at Christ Church Cathedral. The Reverend J. Kenneth
Major, D.D., Rector, The Reverend Fred W. Fleisher,
Organist/Choir Master.

Email: Fax: 305-231-4992

Choosing an adversarial stance may
be emotionally tempting, but it hardly
serves your present goal. Emulate an
Aquarius or a Pisces and aim to be a
peacemaker. It's not being wishy-washy;
it's being perceptive. Lucky Numbers 5,
10, 13, 5, 6.

All too well you know the importance
of a contract, but never before has one
involved you so personally. No doubt you
have rehearsed its potential impact
again and again in your mind. Now it's
curtain time: sign on the dotted line.

Why reinvent the wheel? Look to elder
family members to advise you in weighty
matters. They have witnessed and lived
through more than you; their contribu-
tipns will be significant and may even
astound you. Lucky numbers 50, 33, 29,
10, 2.

i Reversing bad habits is certainly try-
irg and, almost always, more prolonged
than anticipated. Intellectually, you know
the struggle is worthwhile, but the flesh
is weak. Daily affirmations will help keep
you on track. Lucky numbers 11, 29, 3, 4,

Taking a firm stand will usually result
in having some people upset with you
and you really prefer to.avoid that. But
certainty trumps doubt every time; its
merits are far outweighed by its per-
ceived drawbacks. Adopt an iron will.
Lucky numbers 5, 40, 3, 8, 22.

SEPT. 22
We often hear, "It takes all kinds,"
but imagine how much could be accom-
plished if a greater number of people
shared the industriousness of a Virgo!
Maybe your example will inspire more
action than you think possible.

The dilemma is this: Should you push
yourself to live up to your lofty goals
and probably stand out from the crowd
or be more accepting of your human
.failings and likely be a happier soul?
It's an age-old quandary with no easy
answer. Lucky numbers 50, 18, 3, 20, 1.

You really can't stand the embarrass-
ment of being caught unprepared. Any
recurring nightmares of taking a test
when you haven't studied will make for
an anxious night's sleep. Antidote:
Mellow out and try telling a joke on

4 0

"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content l

Available from Commercial News Providers"

Black women should love their God-given beauty

continued from 1C
appearance, but your character
that others find attractive.
It seems that more and more
Black women in the media are
opting for plastic surgery to
either keep themselves tight,
lifted or 'young' looking. Women
like Vivica A. Fox, Lil Kim,
Janet Jackson and Patti
Labelle, all of which I thought
of as pretty women, have fallen
victim to the nip, tuck and sta-
ple procedures that are becom-
ing ever more popular. These
women have had surgeries
done such as liposuction, lip
augmentations, face lifts and
nose jobs. In some instances,
these women were more beauti-
ful before the plastic surgery

yourself. Lucky numbers 40, 30, 19, 1, 3.

DEC. 21
An active social life will be your
reward for letting your guard down just
a tad allow others to pull back the top
layer and uncover some of the real you
hidden beneath. What seems scary at
first will soon become second nature.
Lucky numbers 4, 5, 12, 32, 8.

Saying "yes" to adversity is such a
part of you that you could teach a semi-
nar on it. You understand that by utter-
ing that little 3 letter word, you are
adopting a certain state of mind one
in which success is plausible. Lucky
numbers 40, 32, 1, 19, 7.

This week's theme is friendship -
making a new connection or nurturing
an old one. C.S. Lewis knew its impor-
tance: "Friendship is born at that
moment when one person says to
another; 'What, you too? I thought I
was the only one."' Lucky numbers 50,
4, 21, 11, 4.

You're in a questioning mode.
Something you've always taken as
gospel is being opened and re-exam-
ined in a new light. That's OK close
analysis in a cold objective way will only
serve to reaffirm your belief. Lucky
numbers 30, 32, 12, 4, 18.

The l anrt h j a 4Ilu, ,I, j !;

was done. Especially in Lil
Kim's case, where it seems
she's done more damage to her-
self and at times looks very
Countess Vaughn, former co-
star of hit UPN shows Moesha
and The Parkers, had fat
removed from her body and
placed in her buttocks. I found
that to be completely hilarious,
considering I'd made the inac-
curate assumption that this
was something only white girls
did. Since when do we as Black
women have a shortage of
Halle Berry and Tyra Banks
are just a few women that have
been said to be 'well-endowed'
in the chest area. They are
among the ranks of the most
beautiful women in the world,

Miamians were saddened to
hear of the demise of Marcia
Saunders and Montez C.
Martin, Jr.'s daughter,
Attorney Tanya Pekel-Martin
who died May 22 in St. Paul,
Minnesota. Attending the
funeral in Minnesota last week
was longtime friend Maude
Newbold. Sympathy to you and
your family from your Delta
Sorors Soror Saunders.
Atlanta Mayor Shirley
Franklin is set to chair the first
annual meeting of women may-
ors in her city this June.
During the global leadership
initiative, U.S. women mayors
hope to lead the discussion for
increasing educational, politi-
cal and economic access for
women throughout the world.
Outstanding, Soror Franklin.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
the first Black Greek letter
organization, is celebrating
their 100th anniversary.
Happy, Happy, Happy
Melodic Mitchell is the
newly elected president of the
Miami Goombay Festival
Organization in Coconut Grove.
Melodie is the daughter of
Frankie S. Rolle and the late
Billy Rolle. I do hope everyone
enjoyed Goombay in Coconut
Grove last weekend.
Lemuel R. Moncur was in
Portland, Oregon representing
the Episcopal Church Diocese
of South Florida at a workshop
last weekend. All readers of my
column and all interested per-
sons please keep this list to live
by or pass it along.
The most destructive habit:
The greatest joy: Giving
The most satisfying work:
Helping others
The ugliest personality trait:
The most endangered
species: Dedicated Leaders
Our greatest natural
resource: Our youth
The greatest 'shot' in the arm:
The greatest problem to over-

yet remain natural. Banks even
had a doctor come on her day-
time talk show to verify that her
breasts are real. These women
don't have to worry about their
silicone leaking or infections.
They can poke out their chest
knowing their curves were
given to them by the ultimate
Maker, not a man with a scalpel
or suction device taking away
the person they were intended
to be.
Black women come in all dif-
ferent shapes and sizes. Some
men prefer the model type, oth-
ers appreciate more cushion for
the pushing. Enter Toccara
Jones, one of the contestants
on America's Next Top Model,
who considers herself a beauti-
ful, thick figured woman and
continues to do photo shoots

come: Fear
The most effective sleeping
pill: Peace of mind
The most crippling failure
disease: Excuses
The most powerful force in
life: Love
The world's most incredible
computer: The brain
The worst thing to be with-
out: Hope
The deadliest weapon: The
The greatest asset: Faith
The most beautiful attire:
The two most power filled
words: I can
The most prized possession:
The most contagious spirit:
Congratulations Golden year
members in Greekdom. Our
National Pan-Hellenic Council
2006 Golden Year Members
were honored last Sunday at
our Fifty-Seventh Founders
Scholarship Luncheon held at
Biscayne Bay Marriot Hotel.
The following persons were
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity:
Franklin Clark, Edwin
Demeritte, Levi Johnson, Fr.
J. Kennet Major and William
Alpha Kappa Alpha: Edna J.
Williams, Alice Bryant and
Ossie Hollis.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
Inc.: Yvonne Goggins,
Maudelle H. Brown, Clara
Roundtree, Edith Bing Oden,
Dorothy H. Saunders, Iris H.
Paramore and Evelyn Wynn.
Zeta Phi Beta, Inc.: Verneka
J. Dames and Dorothy Lee
Kappa Alpha Psi: Lawrence
Adams, C. Sullivan Culver,
Dr. Lester Brown, Willard
Hart, Reginald Brown, Robert
Simms and Richard Williams,
Former Secretary of State
Colin Powell recently donated
one million dollars to a policy
studies center named after him
at his alma mater, the City
College of New York. Powell has

and run-way fashions shows.
She even graced the cover of
King magazine, a publication
that highlights the sexiest
women in the industry. She is a
prime example of how you can
overcome the stigma of falling
into the way society perpetu-
ates beauty.
Whatever your issue, please
think twice before you go under
the knife. Doctors are human
too and are known to some-
times make mistakes. Instead
of improving your looks, you
may end up doing far worse
damage to your body. It's better
to be a little self-conscious than
extremely unhealthy.
Remember that sometimes we
are our own worst critic and the
way you see yourself may not
be the way others see you.

given to the college before. Most
notably $350,000 for a scholar-
ship named after his parents.
Joyce Major-Hepburn spent
one week in the Bahamas on
the island of Eleuthera. Joyce
reports having a "blast" with
family and friends.
Get well wishes to all of you
from all of us.
Patricia Allen-Ebron,
Pauline McKinney, Leila
O'Berry, Samuel "Bowtie"
Ferguson, Horace Johnson,
Mae Hamilton-Clear, Oscar
Morley, Norman Carey,
Doretha Payne, Ralph
McCartney, Jackie Dean,
Christen Stirrup, Cleomie
Allen-Smith, Monica
Adderley, Celestine
Hepburn-Brown, Frances
Brown, Paulette Johnson,
Floyd Lewis (Washington D.C.)
and Yvonne Scarlett, Golden
Mayor of Daytona Beach,
Attention young ladies and
young men. The American
Academy of Dermatology
reports that adorning the skin
with jewelry may result in a
number of problems.
Happy wedding anniversary
greetings to the following cou-
Dudley and Melfor Pinder,
Sr., May 30: Their 41st
Nelson and Shirley Bradley,
Sr., May 30: Their 35th
Last week Saint Cecelia's
chapter of the ECW made their
10th Annual Scenic Bus Tour
to Charleston, South Carolina:
Among those making the trip
were Ted Abraham, Bethany
Addison, Birdie Anderson,
Reverend Richard Barry,
Virla Barry, Richard Barry IH,
Erna Beckles, Elizabeth Blue,
Joyce Blue, Cynthia Brown,
Janet Brown, Steven Carroll,
Louise Cromartie, Angela
Culmer, Leome Culmer (presi-
dent), Sandra Darling, Elsie
Douglas, Artie Edwards,
Eddrea Goodmond, Gail
Goring, Sharon Johnson,
Claudette Jones, Essie Lee,
Elizabeth Mackey, Melvern
Mathis, Gertrude Malone and
Martha Mineau. (Other names
will appear next week).
It's better to progress, than
A sharp tongue and a dull
mind is usually found in the
same head.

MAIN OFFICE.............................305-694-6210



-- -- t

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny



4C Th Mi i Ti June 7-13 2 6

In-state vs. out-of-state colleges

Are colleges more prejudiced to out-of-state students?

By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

Why have so many seniors
decided they'd rather attend
colleges closer to home rather
than go out of state. Have sen-
iors today become more reli-
able on their parents taking
care of them and in return lost
their ability to care for them-
selves? Are they not ready to
face the world around them
and figure they can shack up
with their parents until their
parents kick them out?
Is it wise for students out of
high school to continue living
with their parents? Will they
ever gain their own independ-
ence and knowledge of this
fast pace society or will they
fade into the ''m-never-leav-
ing-home-syndrome so many

teens today are falling into?
How does this in-state vs. out-
of-state decision play into
their choosing a college?
For many public universi-
ties, your chances of being
admitted in your home state
are significantly higher than
those out of state. Out of state
residents generally need high-
er GPA's and test scores to
even be considered and even
then, the schools tend to
admit only low numbers of
out-of-state students leaving
those out of state applicants
with high GPA's and test
scores competing with each
other for a very limited num-
ber of seats.
On one hand, some believe it
only makes sense that public
colleges and universities
would favor students from

their own states. After all, it is
state tax funding which keeps
them afloat; so naturally, the
children of that state's taxpay-
ers should be the first ones to
benefit. Wouldn't you make
sure you were able to feed
your own children before
inviting the kid next door to
dine at your supper table?
On the other hand, it's been
found out that states gain
more in expected future tax
revenues when marginal out-
of-state students are admitted
to public universities than
when marginal in-state stu-
dents are admitted. Since
marginal out-of-state students
have higher future earnings
and future state tax payments
than marginal in-state stu-
dents, this means that states
lose rather than gain finan-

cially when public universities
favor in-state applicants for
This battle of in-state vs.
out-of-state has been ongoing
for some time. This battle will
continue as long as more stu-
dents graduate and choose
their college of choice. More
students will become attached
to their environments and
want to attend colleges closer
to home. They will forget that
with each chapter in life, there
is a new beginning. Now some
will spread their wings and
take all the world has to offer.
Sadly there will be few of the
previously mentioned stu-
dents and more of the stay at
home students. They say the
years right after high school
are those that determine who
you will be for the rest of your
life. So now is the time to
decide. What path will you

Are you sinking deeper into an ocean rul or turmoul are you
swimming toward an unknown location? Are you fishing for
answers with unknown solutions? Are you floating towards obliv-
ion? Well Im here to keep you afloat. With my honest and trust-
worthy advice you'll be able to get a grasp on any troubling situa-
tion sailing towards you. So e-mail me
with any unanswered questions, pressing concerns and important
information you wish to share with me.

i!BHBHiriii^iBBIiiiiBII^^^MBir ii iiiBIMi ^ iiS^ Vi iv ^^r ^f ^^

'. ~ r F; ^_
"..... .. ~ -i -"iiiii! .... Iii i^ii^ ^ ^^i
iii,,,,i!! ,|iiiii ^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H ^^^^^
o.n :* -a

S"C.Cop righted Mat
.. ,i i -.i i..A -

Available from Commercial News Providers"
am OMW0 W AUm-. **** W- ft .
~~~~~~ga ,, ~ .

I just caught my bes
boyfriend making out. Whe
them they informed me I
going on for months now.
because she is the one w
us and told me to go afte
find out that she was in low
along really breaks my he
cope with the fact my be
betrayed me?

Lonely Heart,
You may be thinking tha
possibly be happening to y
are alone and have no on
deal with this. Well you
Everyday we deal with v
that will try to break us do
be as major as this, other

can learn to move on with your life. First
;t friend and you have to deal with the fact that your
n I confronted boyfriend may no longer have feelings for
this has been you. He probably didn't know how to tell
It really hurts you so he figured moving on would help
ho introduced solve his dilemma. But what he did was a
r him. Now to 'cowardly thing that shows you his true
ve with him all colors. So in a way this is an eye opening
art. How do I experience that will help you in the long
2st friend just run. Just think what would have hap-
pened if you had never come across
Lonely Heart them. Second, you need to think about
how to deal with your friend who you
never thought would hurt you in this
at this cannot way? You first have to ask yourself if you
ou or that you can forgive her. If not then you need to
qe to help you move on. Put this behind you and stay
u are wrong. strong. Remember, if we didn't face
'arious issues obstacles in life, our characters would
wn. Some may never be determined. Moving on with the
ers minor, but present is healthier than living in the

these problems can be resolved and you

HIV/AIDS: Get informed and stay informed

What you should know before you have sexual intercourse

By Margo Bartlett
Special to the Times

HIV/AIDS is a topic that most
people are reluctant to talk
about. People cringe at the
sound of hearing the name. It
carries such a stigma along
with it. It is a disease that is
spreading at an alarming rate
and more measures need to be
taken to prevent it. More aware-
ness about the disease is neces-
HIV (Human
Immunodeficiency Virus) is the
virus that causes AIDS
(Acquired Immune Deficiency
Syndrome). It was first recog-
nized on December 1, 1981. The
date is now World AIDS Day.
When the outbreak of the dis-
ease began, little information
was known about it. The dis-
ease began appearing in gay
men in New York City. People
mistakenly called the disease
GRID (Gay Related Immune
Deficiency). This name con-
fused the public.
Many people began thinking it
only affected gay men. Soon
people realized that women,
children and heterosexual men
were also becoming infected. It
became clear that the disease
did not discriminate. This is a
little history about an epidemic
that continues to affect us all.
You can contract the disease
in the following ways: by com-
ing into contact with bodily flu-
ids (semen, breast milk, blood
and vaginal fluid) through
unprotected sex with an infect-
ed person; blood transfusions
and sharing contaminated nee-
dles. Many people have the idea

that people with HIV/AIDS look
sick, that they are very skinny
or have a number of ailments.
This is not true at all. You can-
not tell by looking at a person
whether or not they're infected.
The seemingly healthiest people
can be infected with HIV/AIDS.
Therefore, it is very important

STDS. The surest way of pro-
tecting yourself from any dis-
ease is through abstinence,
which simply means do not
have sex. But, if you desire to
have sex, there are measures
you can take to prevent con-
tracting the disease. You should
have sex with one partner who

get tested often. Protect your-
selves by using latex condoms.
In today's society, it is impor-
tant that we address the need to
be educated about HIV/AIDS. It
is not a subject that we need to
shy away from nor is it a sub-
ject that should be ignored. It
will not just disappear because
people choose not to inform
themselves about it.
Knowledge is power and we
need to use it to our advantage.
One pamphlet can stop a per-
son from making a deadly
choice. One lecture can con-
vince a child to abstain from
sex. One book can teach our
generation about the dangers of
unprotected sex. It is important
to get informed and stay
informed. The life you save
could be your own.

to note that a person that has
the disease may not seem like
they are infected. To dispel the
previously mentioned myths, it
is important to be informed
about this disease. To get more
information, you can visit or call 1-800-324-
Young adults, like you and
me, are the leading age group
being infected by this disease
and dying at an alarming rate.
Teens may feel that it won't
happen to them because they
are too young. Some say that it
will never be me? But the reali-
ty is that it could be you. The
number of teens that are losing
their lives to this unforgiving
disease is startling. It is esti-
mated that 30% of the 40 mil-
lion people infected with the
virus are between the ages of
15-24. This proves that it could
easily be any one of us.
There is no cure for
HIV/AIDS, but there are many
ways that to protect yourself
from HIV/AIDS and other

has been tested for the disease
and once engaged in sexual
intercourse, you should both

* Bike around your neighborhood.
* Build a fitness program only around fun activities.


The Class of 2006 has walked down the aisle to receive their
diplomas. It was a time of joy, laughter and tears since each and
everyone will be going on their separate paths in life. So if,you are
interested in saying farewell to your graduate friends.. Please
email me your name, school and a short farewell note for your
friends. Pictures of you and your friends are welcome to go along
with your farewell note. Email me at jazz4advice() or
mail information to:

Jasmine Williams Teen Scene Editor
900 N.W. 54th Street Miami, Florida 33127

flame tkil teen en6ation

was born on February 28,1996 in Kansas City, Missouri. He debuted as a rapper
at the age of five, with a rendition of Lil' Bow Wow's Where My Dogs At He made his debut
acting on The Tracy Morgan Show as Jimmy Mitchell. His most famous role is Stanley on
Disney's That's So Raven and you'll be seeing him in Outkast's upcoming feature Idlewild. He
also appeared in My Baby's Daddy, Shark Tale and Cellular. He has co-hosted with Ellen
DeGeneres as a red carpet correspondent for this year's Grammy's Awards and is currently
dancing, touring and acting with his group The JammX Kids where he portrays Master Groove.

Last week's sensation answer: Jascha Washington

2/Lkal Jo Vou thitk'

Do you ever wonder if your voice is being heard or are tired of being
looked over because you're still a child? Do you ever feel that adults
don't have all the answers. Well it's time to let your opinion be known.
Just email me what you think about these subjects at

Young adults, like you and me, are the leading age
group being infected by this disease and dying at an
alarming rate. Teens may feel that it won't happen
to them because they are too young.

4%, e IL i am ILLm1s, LIILtU ,ll ... 1 --

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny


Seminar teaches Blacks to succeed

Business S lacJC

24 hour daycare to

service the community

Full Name of Business
Kiddy Kop Child Care
231 NW 52st

Year Established
April 1998

Frederica P. Burden

Number of full-time and
part-time employees
Eight full-time/ one part-

I service the community
with a twenty four hour

Future Goals
The middle of June we will
be expanding. We already
have our funding in place
so we are just waiting for
our plans to be approved.
We are expanding for the
pre-k and we are going to
have our computer center
in there for the aftercare
and some of the bigger
kids. One of my longterm
goals will be from infants
to third grade.

Why did you start this
business and how has it
I started this business for
many personal reasons.
The job that I actually
have is being a police offi-
cer and we don't work reg-
ular hours so I really
needed someone to watch
over my child at the time.
Most daycares close at six
o'clock and most of my
work meetings started at
six so I had to bring him
with me. I made this day-
care 24hrs a day for that
reason. We started out
with four employees and
ten kids compared to now
where we have nine
employees and forty to
fifty kids.

Who does this business
best serve and why?

Frederica P. Burden
Mostly the aim is correc-
tion and police officers,
nurses and people in
proffesions such as those
which demand the late
hours. Most importantly,
we serve the community
as a whole.

What obstacles have you
faced and how did you
overcome them?
Some of the obstacles
were getting all of the
departments together.
Getting everyone on board
and putting everything
together. Perserverence is
how I got through a lot of
those obstacles. I just had
to stay on top of every-
thing. Once everything was
put in place we have been
rolling on track ever since.

How have your past
experiences helped meet
the needs of your
I learned to find out what
the parents needs were.
We learned how to adjust
to the parents by finding
out what the parents want-
ed their child to learn prior
to going to public school.
When they graduate I
expect them to know how
to write their name, know
thier numbers, their colors,
abc's and everything prior
to going to elementary

Where did you get the
name of your business
and does it have any sig-
nificant meaning?
I named it Kiddie Kop
mostly because of the kids
and my profession is a

By Renee M. Harris

Donohue Peebles encour-
aged a room full of Black peo-
ple interested in following his
road to riches in real estate
developing to "think big . .
dance to your own music and
set your own goals."
The multi-millionaire list-
ed tenth on the 2006 BE 100s
- Black Enterprise maga-
zine's annual listing of the
nation's largest Black-owned
businesses spoke candidly
about his relationship with
mainstream media, his rise to
fame and fortune and why he
is considered controversial.
Peebles was the keynote
speaker at the seminar, Real
Estate: The Game put togeth-

er by The Miami Dade
Chamber of Commerce. Bill
Diggs, President and CEO of
the Chamber, hosted the sold
out event that included two
morning panels prior to the
luncheon featuring Peebles.
The 'Creating Wealth' semi-
nars featured panelists expe-
rienced in residential and
commercial real estate devel-
opment. Moderated by Craig
Emmanuel, Founder of the
Commercial Realty Advisors
and Investment Group, Inc.,
the residential seminar
addressed the challenges real
estate developers face with
developing ever scarce 'work-
force housing.'
Lenny Wolf of the
Cornerstone Group, a full-
Please turn to SEMINAR 10D

Bill Diggs, President and CEO of the Miami-Dade Chamber
of Commerce presents award to R. Donahue Peebles.

Edmonson honors Pillar Women

A contingency of notable
women were recognized for
their altruistic services to the
community at a Miami-Dade
Board of County
Commissioners meeting
recently. M. Athalie Range,
Elizabeth Bowen, Mercedes
Sandoval, Carrie P. Meek, Roxy
O'Neal Bolton and Audrey
Frinklestein were honored by
Commissioner Audrey M.
Edmonson for their perpetual
contributions to the better-
ment of Miami-Dade County.
Please turn to PILLAR 9D

Audrey Edmonson
honored Carrie P.
Meek, M. Athalie
Range and former
Barbara Carey-
Shuler for their
perpetual contribu-
tions to the better-
ment of Miami-
Dade County.

PHT swears in Georgena M. Ford

The governing body of the M e d i c a 1 Ford received her nursing
Uenter-. ^ a SSS~at~a "si'tit.)-,^ssv~ssi~t-f '",,,.t, ,i.orci ue re ir r Tarie.ii TT__ .J.Ii

Miami-Uade County safety net
healthcare system appointed a
new member. The ceremony
for the Public Health Trust
(PHT) of Miami-Dade County
took place on May 22 at the
Public Health Trust Board of
Trustee meeting at Jackson
Memorial Hospital.
Registered nurse and
administrator Georgena D.
Ford, R.N., was appointed as a
new board member. Ford joins
the PHT with more than 40
years of professional health-
care experience both in the
clinical and administration
sides of the business. As
Director of Critical Care
Services at North Shore

Center, Ford
was respon-
sible for the
tive and fis-
cal manage-
ment, in
addition to
the clinical
Her 16-year HANDFIELD
tenure with
North Shore also included
supervisory positions as
Nursing Coordinator,
Executive Director of North
Dade Clinics and
Administrative Director of
Bayshore Home Health.

Georgena M. Ford

degree from Harlem ospitalu
School of Nursing in New York
City and has a bachelor's
degree in Health Care
Administration from Florida
International University.
Ford is taking the place of
attorney Michele Austin, who
recently resigned from the
PHT board after relocating out
of South Florida with her hus-
"I am confident that Ms.
Ford's hands-on experience
will be an asset to the Trust
and to the residents of Miami-
Dade County," said Chairman
Larry R. Handfield, Esq. "Her
perspective and wisdom will
prove to be invaluable."

- A 1L- AA i L ^
'Pit (Bp

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ (~ ( .. ...._. ... _...__- k^

'.Copyrighited Material"


SSyndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"

404000 4w

Ml OliNE


6D The Miami Times, June 7-13, 2006

"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content




- m

,Available from Commercial News Providers"
ksZ-- .- Aeafo e-

- --

MU f



- ~-

- S

The Lhyocmwn- te cem Niu% ioung H lak%


- 0'w

- W

', a'
- a


- e r

a-, --
-~ -

e -













JUNE 28, 2006 AT 2:00 PM
JUNE 30, 2006 AT 2:00 PM
JUNE 08, 2006 AT 10:00 AM
JUNE 20, 2006
YES AMOUNT Bid must be accompanied by a
cashier's check or bid bond made
payable to the public heath trust in
the amount equal to 5% of the base



305-585-1302 / FAX 305-585-8050


visit our website at and go to the jackson health system tab forward by the procure-
ment section to download a vendor registration package. The website also displays bids, rfp's, bid open-
ing, scheduled selection committee meetings, award recommendations, the applicable procurement
legislation and the current procurement regulations.


PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE THAT a meeting of the Capital Improvement
Projects and Beautification Advisory Committee of the Southeast
Overtown/Park West and Omni Redevelopment Agencies (CRA) will take
place at 6:00 PM on Monday, June 12, 2006, in the offices of the CRA locat-
ed at 49 NW 5th Street, Suite 100, Miami, Florida.

All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information, please
contact the CRA Office at (305) 679-6800.

Frank K. Rollason, Executive Director
(#15742) SEOPW and Omni CRAs


Sealed bids will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk at her office
located at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133 for the fol-

BID NO: 05-06-070



1:00 PM, MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2006

(Deadline for Request for additional information/clarification: 6/12/06)

A MANDATORY pre-bid conference and site visit will be held on Thursday.
June 8, 2006 at 10:00 am. City of Miami Police Department. 400 NW 211
Ave.. Miami. FL 33128 (meet in lobby). The purpose of this conference is to
allow potential Bidders an opportunity to present questions to staff and
obtain clarification of the requirements of the Bid documents. It is mandato-
ry that a representative (s) of the bidder attend in order to qualify

Detailed specifications for this bid are available upon request at the City of
Miami, Purchasing Department, 444 SW 2nd Avenue, Sixth Floor, Miami, FL
33130 or download from City's website at
Telephone No. 305-416-1906.

NANCE NO. 12271.

Joe Arriola
City Manager

AD NO. 6798




tslllleill w)S o f)Ce[s o nill ca:t]];ewa ys t e w Re

Fquril rlsprr:i''y Afsy nra Ae4r ;pAnIer


- .

- a

* - a-


- ~ S
0 5-

- 40



* -

- -

- VS -

-~~ .00- -

- -a

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny




o -t



r -

- . .






* *

- *

SOW P98009


k It () 11N 1)TII I) I F' G ( ) I t F'

The EXC-5700 Counterfeit Bill
Detector from
Matsumura Technology.
-PRNewsFoto/Matsumira Technology US & Latin America

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

The Miami Times, June 7-13, 2006 7D


poc KeI

!ifpS' AJ

-- "4
S- \

Available fro

-1i AM -


Copyrighted IN



i -- kj ij iikii H Ji|||^^|^j|^^^jikijiii

qp %goo

;; .. ;~ i ~... E

is Providers"

|f ^^j jn j ^ ^
L ^BIW ^ "^^r

] !g ibiBiii ii l !


-IB ^l~~"^^^^


I* I () Mi

-I I-

FT 1C C II N I' \\ S

JiH fti ammo owoK w ow^^fS^ i^ SslWiS- iiif||i|i -f

am* 4w- w 4ft obow
NOW wNdMM oft

r hby
40*^^^^^ ABBIIBBBI ftvBP Ow~i

A ,,I

JAfl^Mr rwcdu *ku-i wrokr *rfd MT& IrAM -H

"Copyrighted Material

.,.-Syndicated Content -

Available from Commercial News Providers"

obI 0fta S

. w

e -

a -

-,,a-, w.


It's earning money

the old-fashioned way.

With great rates.

Advantage Money Market
On balances of $15,000 +


13-month CD

w a:n.,n !iani/ .i > Member FDIC
Colonial has 46 offices to serve you in South Florida.
To find a location near you,
visit or call (877) 502-2265. ,alance ,. $14,i9 $g,$"o s, -25l 0S S S 9 S 9 9$250900 $50,100,999 !o .a0.
Your fate .010% APY 4.;% APY 4.'i% APY I.5iw% PY 4.Ni'% APY 4.50% APY 4.50% AP"

i c ia e~l i 'a i ps:'a~! tU is'/ W(e If IV .' Ni; i l 10 t no e in M i ai .

('BHT' cil$n S IIl h fuhf ttIhr tr c1ttw



- e

Fane's A/C & OB GYN CLI
Appliance Repair Termination up to 22
Appliance Repair Starting at $180.
Wall units, central air, stove, Certified Gyns. C(
refrigerator, washer and dryer. Gyn services.
305-754-5060 305-621-13
Bp.: 305-566-8389

John L. Cheever
Air Conditioning
8155 NW 22 Avenue
Serving Dade and Broward
County since 1971

Huggins Bail Bond
We won't fail you, when its
time to bail you!
State, Federal, Immigration.
954-894-4007 24hr

I camen" I, u hn pxIr*

Daryl's Banquet Hall
All occasions, weddings, parties,
etc. 1290 All Baba
(West of 27th Ave.) Limo Rentals
7l ll,"


Gene and Sons, Inc.
Custom-made cabinets for kitchens
and bathrooms at affordable prices.
14140 NW 22nd Ave.

General Home Repair
Air condition, plumbing, electrical,
roofing, appliances, washer, dryer,
stove. Call Benny

Home Remodeling &
Construction Experts
We do it ALL!
Free estimates. We finance
Good/Bad credit.

Auto Home Business
Health and Life
Rep. Mercury Insurance
14600 NW 27th Avenue

Christian Foundation
Lot cleaning an lawn service starting
at $19.99 tax deductible.



King Personal
We Do Your grocery and
Personal Shopping. Senior
Discount (Lic./Ins.)

City Kids Mall of the
Shirts $3.99- Pants $7.99
Skorts $4.99- Jumpers $4.99
Flagler St. & Palmetto (826)
Near Old Navy

New World Cafe Roofing & Painting Have yo" heard
Need a great caterer for General Home Repairs. about the
your next event? Repair Any Roofs. Financing Business and Servce
International Cuisine 305-694-9405 or Connec ton?
Chef Credo Join ody!
305-510-6629 3786-326-0482 305-694-6210

Pace our Clasifid ad in The Miami Times assll 3
Place your Classified ad in The Miami Times call 305-694-6225

0 -

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

8D The Miami Times Ju 6


S -

- lw



% rmhw^ ii k Ifrs %iu

The Miami Times, June 7-13, 2006 9D

Pillar women of Miami-Dade honored

continued from 5D

In addition to their devotion
to this community, each of
these leaders share the com-
mon trait of gray or white hair
associated with their senior
status and an exuberant
vitality that allows them to
continue impacting the lives
of residents.

From delivering astute
political advice to shaping the
minds of students; from
advocating for children's
rights on national radio to
promoting gender equality
and feminism; from protect-
ing and assisting rape victims
to fighting for the little man
within the powerful halls of
Congress, each of these
women has written an elo-

quent page in the history of
South Florida.
Joined by her colleagues
and former Commissioners
Barbara Carey-Shuler and
Betty Ferguson,
Commissioner Audrey
Edmonson praised each of
these women personally and
thanked them for their serv-
ice and generous contribu-
tions to the community.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools


for all Regions of the MDCPS Maintenance Operations
Contract # JOC06-C4

for all Regions of the MDCPS Maintenance Operations
Contract # JOC06-C5

for all Regions of the MDCSP Maintenance Operations
Contract # JOC06-C6

These contracts are only open to those bidders which have been pre-gualified as General Contractors

by The School Board of Miami-Dade County. Florida.

Notable women of Miami-Dade County are honored for their service to the community.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools


The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, intends to commission one (1) or more firms for each
of the following design services:

Landscape Architectural

These professional services are.intended for miscellaneous projects in which construction costs esti-
mates do not exceed the statutory limit (currently $1,000,000), for study activity for which the fee does
not exceed the statutory limit (currently $50,000), or for work of a specified nature. These firms will be
contracted for a period of four (4) years, with the second, third and fourth years being at the Board's
option. Work will be assigned on the basis of the firm's workload, qualifications for the task, and per-
formance on previous assignments. The Board does not guarantee any minimum number of projects
or any specific construction value. The work will consist primarily of the preparation of designs and con-
tract documents for projects performed by in-house forces, JOC, GC, CM at-Risk or term bid contrac-
tors, and encompass primarily a single discipline per project for remodeling, renovations and repairs.
Thorough knowledge of State Requirements for Educational Facilities and the Florida Building Code is
required. Applicants must have capability of producing CADD drawings. CADD services may be sub-
contracted to another entity or service bureau. The Board reserves the right to limit the number of con-
current SPC contracts held by a single firm.

Successful applicants will be required to sign agreements that contain professional liability insurance
coverage of $1,000,000. Successful applicants will be required to comply fully with the State of Florida's
House Bill 1877 "Jessica Lunsford Act" and all Board Rules and procedures as applicable.

Letters of interest, most current version of U.S. Government General Services Administration Forms
254 (with color photographs of a sample of recent projects) and 255 must be received at the Department
of A/E Selection, Negotiations & Design Management at the address listed below, no later than 4:00
p.m.. Eastern Standard Time (EST), Monday. July 17, 2006. Applicants shall include a list
of any annual (term) contracts with public agencies, including services provided, in their Form 254. The
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) Architectural/Engineering Projects Consultant (A/EPC)
Selection Procedures, with all current pertinent information and required forms, may be picked up at the
address listed below. Applicants must submit Form 254 for each of the following engineering consult-
ants, unless they are "in-house" staff: architectural, landscape architectural, electrical, mechanical,
structural and civil.

Only one submittal per discipline will be accepted per applicant, either as a single prime firm, or as a
part of a joint venture. If the applicant is a joint venture, an executed copy of the joint venture agree-
ment must be submitted with the application. Percentage participation fees must be clearly stated for
each joint venture partner. Submittal shall include one (1) original package and six (6) copies.

The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida adheres to a policy of non-discrimination in educa-
tional programs/activities and employment and strives affirmatively to provide equal opportunity for all.

Any firm or individual whose contract has been terminated by the Board "with cause" will not be consid-
ered for commissioning under this proposal.

Pursuant to School Board Rule 6Gx13- 8C-1.212, a Cone of Silence is enacted for all Requests for
Qualifications beginning with issuance of the Legal Advertisement and ending when the Superintendent
of Schools submits a written recommendation to award or approve a contract, to reject all responses,
or otherwise takes action which ends the solicitation and review process. Any violation of the Cone of
Silence may be punishable as provided for under the referenced School Board Rule, in addition to any
other penalty provided by law.

Failure to file a protest within the time prescribed and in the manner specified in School Board Rule
6Gx13- 3C-1.11, or in accordance with 120.57(3), Fla. Stat. (2002), shall constitute a waiver of pro-
ceedings under Chapter 120, Florida Statutes.

This solicitation can be accessed on the M-DCPS website at solicitations and School Board Rules
accessed at

Submit proposals to:
Department of A/E Selection, Negotiations & Design Management
Ms. Nazira Abdo-Decoster, R.A, Supervisor II
1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Room 305
Miami, Florida 33132
(305) 995-4500

Place you Cassified adu in The siaU Times cl 3 ssifis0

Place your Classified ad in The Miami Times call 305-694-6225

Cone of Silence: A Cone of Silence is applicable to this competitive solicitation. Any inquiry, clarification
or information regarding this bid must be in requested in writing by FAX or e-mail to:

Mr. Francis Hoar, Administrative Director
Maintenance Operations
FAX #305-995-7964

This rule can be found at

Sealed bids will be received by The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, (hereinafter called
the "Board") from bidders for the contracts hereinafter set forth at and until 2:00 P.M. local time accord-
ing to the following schedule:

Job Order Contract

Job Order Contact

Job Order Contact

Set Aside
Open w/
Assistance Levels

Open w/
Assistance Levels

Open w/
Assistance Levels

Contract # Day
JOC06-C4 Thursday




Thursday 06/29/2006



Bids shall be received at 1450 N.E. Second Avenue, Room 351, Miami, Florida, following which time
and place, or as soon thereafter as the Board can attend to same, the said bids will be publicly opened
and read and tabulated in the Board Auditorium, Miami-Dade County School Board Administration
Building, by an authorized representative of the Board. The Board will thereafter make one or more
awards of the contract, based upon the result of the tabulations as covered by applicable laws and reg-

This advertisement is for the award of three (3) Job Order Contracts (hereinafter called "JOC"). A JOC
is a competitively bid, firm fixed priced indefinite quantity contract. It includes a collection of detailed
repair and construction tasks with specifications that have established unit prices. It is placed with a
Contractor for the accomplishment of repair, alteration, modernization, maintenance, rehabilitation, con-
struction, etc., of buildings, structures, or other real property. Ordering is accomplished by means of
issuance of individual Lump Sum Work Orders against the Contract.

Under the JOC concept, the Contractor furnishes all management, professional design services as
required, labor, materials and equipment needed to perform the work.

The JOC awarded under this solicitation will have a minimum value of $50,000 and a maximum initial
value of $2,000,000 with two (2) possible extensions of $2,000,000 each within each term. The term of
the contract will be for Twelve (12) Months and may include two (2) renewal options for one (1) addi-
tional year each. It is the current intention of the Board to award three (3) Job Order Contracts under
this solicitation. However, the Board reserves the right to make additional awards under this solicitation
for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days after the opening of bids.

The Board reserves the right to limit the total number of concurrent Job Order Contracts to be held by
or awarded to a single bidder.


The Job Order Contracts are limited to those bidders which have been pre-qualified by the School
Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, prior to bidding, and include the M/WBE subcontracting assis-
tance levels of:

Contract No.

African American
18% 6%
18% 6%
18% 6%

Women Total Participation

These contracts are for MDCPS Maintenance Operations for work occurring in all areas of the Miami-
Dade County Public School District. The Board reserves the right to award and use multiple Job Order
Contracts within the same region.

Intending bidders must attend a mandatory Pre-Bid conference to be held at the Miami Dade County
School Maintenance Operations Building in Room 215 2nd Floor Conference Room at 12525 N.W.28th
Avenue Miami, Florida, beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m. local time on Tuesday, June 20th, 2006 for the
purpose of discussing the JOC concept and documents, answering questions and discussing JOC from
the contractor's perspective. Note that persons arriving after 9:15 a.m. will not be admitted to the
meeting and will be considered non-responsive for bidding.

Each bidder must submit four price adjustment factors to be considered responsive. These same adjust-
ment factors must apply to all the work tasks listed in the contract documents. The first adjustment fac-
tor will be applied to that work Which requires the Contractor to provide signed and sealed design doc-
uments and for which construction is anticipated to be accomplished during normal business hours. The
second adjustment factor will be applied to that work which requires the Contractor to provide signed
and sealed design documents and for which construction is anticipated to be accomplished on an over-
time basis. The third adjustment factor will be applied to that work which does not require the Contractor
to provide signed and sealed design documents and for which construction is anticipated to be accom-
plished during normal business hours. The fourth adjustment factor will be applied to that work which
does not require the Contractor to provide signed and sealed design documents and for which construc-
tion is anticipated to be accomplished on an overtime basis.

When required, design documents must be furnished by a Design Professional registered and certified
in the State of Florida. The estimated percentage of work by category is as follows: Professional
Design/normal hours construction 5%; Professional Design/overtime construction 5%; no
Professional Design/normal hours construction 65%; no Professional Design/overtime construction -

Intending Bidders may obtain one set of the bid and contract documents on CD-ROM, June 5th thru
June 19th, 2006 at 12525 NW 28th Avenue, Miami, FL 33167 2nd Floor, Maintenance Operations or at
the Pre-Bid Conference at no cost.

The Board reserves the right to waive informalities and to reject any and all bids.

By: Rudolph F. Crew
Superintendent of Schools


ac s us onro er wn es ny


lB k M t C t l Th i O D ti

10D The Miami Times J 6

Black developer, Black chamber present seminar

continued from 5D

service multifamily real
estate firm, said "the buzz
word of the day is workforce
housing." Wolf was referring
to the increasing difficulty
that working professionals
face with finding affordable
housing despite a median
income of $45,000.
Pat Braynon, of the Housing
Finance Authority of Miami
Dade County responded to an
audience member's question
about modular homes,
Braynon said it is important
for developers to "create prod-
ucts that look and feel like a
real house." Braynon said she
has been approached by
more developers interested in
modular housing in the last
six months than she has in
the last 15 years."
The afternoon seminar on
commercial real estate devel-
opment included panelists
Darrin Woods of SunTrust

Real Estate seminar panelists

Mortgage of Aventura; David
Wilson, President of the Real
Estate Resource Group; Dana
Nottingham, Executive
Director of the Miami
Downtown Development
Authority and Porter
Bingham of the Malachi
Eric Henton, 38 runs a
landscaping and irrigation
business. Henton said the
seminar was "excellent" and
that he attended "to try to

gain some knowledge in the
real estate game." Although
not currently a member of the
Chamber, after inquiring
about the cost of member-
ship, Henton collected a
membership application and
said he planned to join.
Peebles' speech covered his
rise to fame from being a
24 year old chairman of the
Property Tax Appeals Board
in Washington, D.C. to
becoming the first Black

member and subsequent
owner of the Residences at
the Bath Club on Miami
Peebles said successful
Blacks receive different treat-
ment from mainstream
media than their white coun-
terparts. We must "acknowl-
edge the fact that we're never
going to get fair treatment."
He cited the negative publici-
ty surrounding his receipt of
a $10 million subsidy from
the city of Miami Beach
although his "neighbor," the
developer of the Loew's hotel,
"got $60 million."
Accompanied by his 12
year old son, Donahue,
Peebles said he's considered
controversial because he has
managed to overcome signifi-
cant obstacles. He encour-
aged the audience to view
"each setback as an opportu-
nity in disguise," also the
focus of a chapter in his
upcoming book, The Art of
the Entrepreneur.

( I %\ crntrnW o 4 IrG4*4c t1 **nn9 II* I %C rr*wdr

*-. "Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"

a umvsRi or

Master's Degree in Civil
Engineering, Architectural
Engineering or closely
related field and college-level
teaching experience required.
Duties include: teaching
graduate and undergraduate
courses in the areas of
computer-aided drafting and
design. AutoCAD, Micro
Station, structural analysis,
fluid mechanics, mechanics,
geotechnical engineering,
and environmental
Send a letter indicating
teaching interests, and a
resume that includes the
names, address, and phone
numbers of at least 3
references to: Dr. Michael K.
Phang, Department of
Civil, Architectural, and
Environmental Engineering,
PO Box 248294, Coral
Gables, FL 33124-0630.
Phone (305) 284-3391.
Fax (305) 284-3492.

Your classified
should be in the
TimesC assifie
where you get

Asst/Assoc L-
Prof of Clinical
Dept of Pediatrics
Neonatal clinical position available
to work in neonatal units at the
University of Miami School of
Medicine, Jackson Memorial
Medical Center, MD degree,
Pedialric Board certified or eligible
and eligible for a Ft state license.
Formal neonatal training preferred.
Challenging clinical service, rich
academic environment,
Competitive salary, excellent
benefits. FL license, BE/BC
Neonatology preferable. Send CV

S-. I OOiL;,1OF, i .)iCINE-

The Georgia
Witch Doctor
& Root Doctor

"Powerful Magic"
I Remove evil spells, court and jail cases return mate
Sex spirit & love spirit. Are you lonely? Order potion now.
Call or write 229-888-7144 Rev. Doc Brown
P.O. Box 50964 Albany GA. 31705


Southern born spiritualist, reader and
advisor. Helps with all problems in life,
such as love,marriage, health, court
cases and business. Also restore nature.
I have blessed candles, baths and
incense oils. One free question by phone.

CALL 305-300-8728

Up to 10 weeks completely asleep $180011


and office visit after 14 days

267 E. 49 St., Hialeah, FL.
d t (same as 103 St.)

S 3671 W. 16 A,"., Hialeah, FL.

Birth Control Methods
(Depo Provera, Pills, Patches, IDU)

SSTD testing Pap Smears

180 NW 183 St. #117

Miami, FL 33169


I give never failing advice upon all matters of life,
such as love, courtship, marriage, divorce, business
transactions of all kinds. I never fail to reunite the sep-
arated, cause speedy and happy marriages, overcome
enemies, rivals, lovers' quarrels, evil habits, stumbling
blocks and bad luck of all kind. There is no heart so
sad so dreary that I cannot bring sunshine into it. In
fact, no matter what may be your hope, fear or ambi-
tion, I guarantee to tell it before you utter a word to
7615 NW 7th Ave. Miami
517 Pembroke Road, Hollywood
Two tree questions by phone/Licensed Spiritualist

S for Humanity'


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami is build-
ing homes throughout Miami-Dade County and
is seeking contractors interested in bidding the
following trades:

Plans may be picked up at our office. All con-
tractors must be licensed by the state of Florida
and be in good standing.

3800 NW 22nd Ave.
Miami FL 33142

Campus Minister

Florida Memorial University is seeking applicants for the Campus Minister
position. Responsibilities include developing and implementing Christian
programs on campus that provide students corporate and small group wor-
ship experiences and bible study opportunities. Will establish and advise
the Christian Student Association; will serve as chairperson of the Campus
Ministry Programming Committee and will manage a staff of students to
facilitate the operations of the campus ministry. Will also direct activities of
a chaplaincy program for campus student organizations, and coordinate
external use of the chapel.

Applicants must possess a Masters Degree in Divinity and three years of
experience in a Christian leadership position working with high school or
college age students (i.e., Youth Minister, Young-Adult Ministry, Small-
Group Ministry, Director of Religious Education, etc.). Successful applicants
must have excellent coordination and administrative skills, interpersonal
skills, written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work in a
team oriented environment.

Submit resumes to Florida Memorial University HR 15800 N.W. 42nd
Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33054, Closing date
June 25, 2006.



Miami-Dade County, Florida is announcing the availability of bids, which can
be obtained through the Department of Procurement Management (DPM),
from our Website: Vendors may choose to
download the bid package(s), free of charge, from our Website under
"Solicitations Online". Internet access is available at all branches of the
Miami-Dade Public Library. It is recommended that vendors visit our
Website on a weekly basis to view newly posted solicitations, addendums,
revised bid opening dates and other information that may be subject to

Interested parties may also visit or call:

Miami-Dade County
Department of Procurement Management
Vendor Assistance Unit
111 NW 1st Street, 13th floor,
Miami, FL 33128
Phone Number: 305-375-5773

There is a nominal non-refundable fee for each bid package and an addi-
tional $5.00 handling charge for those vendors wishing to receive a paper
copy of the bid package through the United States Postal Service.

These solicitations are subject to the "Cone of Silence" in accordance with
County Ordinance No. 98-106.


(This position is Non-exempt under FLSA)
Starting Salary: $37,817 annually Maximum Salary: $50,764 annually
(Please see note below)
Closing Date: Friday, June 16, 2006 (or the first 500 applicants,
whichever occurs first)

The annualized wage rate during the academy and until the State certifica-
tion exam is passed is $36,017. Applicants will be hired in the classification
of Police Officer-Probationary (Occ. Code 5003), and upon successful com-
pletion of the academy and the state examination will be promoted to the
classification of Police Officer (Occ. Code 5005).

DOCUMENTATION: Copies of the following documents must be submitted
at the time of application in order to qualify and sit for the City of Miami's
Police Officer entrance exam:
- Proof of passing score on the FBAT, CJBAT or FDLE police examination
- Valid Driver's License from any State (Class E or higher)
- High School Diploma, GED or higher degree
- Applicants must be 19 years of age by August 9, 2006. Birth Certificate,
naturalization certificate or valid U.S. Passport reflecting U. S. Citizenship
- If claiming Veteran's Preference, military discharge papers (Form DD-
214); For claiming Disabled Veteran's Preference, a letter from Veteran's
Affairs or the Department of Defense dated within one year of the closing
date is also needed. Letter of disability must state percentage of disability.
Original or certified originals must be submitted as proof.
- Non-Smoker's Affidavit (Notarized)
- Veteran's Preference: Veteran's Preference points will be awarded in
accordance with F.S.S. 295.07 and 295.08.

All applicants for Police Officer must submit a City of Miami employment
application with the required credentials to the City of Miami Employment
Office. No faxes allowed. To download the required application form and
(Heart Bill Affidavit) Non-Smoker's Affidavit, visit and
click on Employment.

When: Saturday, June 10, 2006 from 10:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M.
Where: Miami Police Department, 400 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida
The event is free and the public is welcome, including children, as long as
they are accompanied by an adult.

Some of the Open House activities will include:

On-site recruitment for Police Officer and Communications Operator
Guided Tours of the Police Department
Free workshops on Background Process
And much more!

Come explore opportunities in the field of law enforcement. Submit an
application for Police Officer or Communications Operator on-site!

For additional details, visit our website at call the job
hotline at (305) 416-2050 or visit our Employment Office located at 444
SW 2nd Avenue, Room 129, Miami Florida.

The City of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate.
AD# 10582

l Iou r 'lI iuIe ied 'i i e sumiiimIe i ss

Place your Classified ad in The Miami Times call 305-694-6225


The "Cone of Silence" does not apply to this Request for Proposals.
Miami-Dade County is requesting proposals from community-based, incorporated, not-for-
profit organizations, with a designated tax-exempt status as determined by the IRS.
Proposals will be accepted for the following funding categories:
1. Park Programming 2. Park Capital Improvements
3. Library Information Access Services
Interested parties may obtain the RFP, beginning Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 8:00 a.m., by
downloading from, "FY 06-07 CBO Request for Proposals"; or
by submitting your name, organization name, mailing address, phone no., email address, (if
applicable) through fax, email, or U.S. mail to Ms. Patricia Eraso (see information below),
and requesting the RFP to be sent through email (Microsoft Word 2000), or U.S. mail. A
hard copy of the RFP may also be picked up, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m.,
excluding County holidays, at the:
Park and Recreation Department
275 N.W. 2nd Street, 3rd Floor Reception
Miami, Florida 33128
Fax: (305) 755-5466; Ph: (305) 755-7949; call (305) 755-7848 V/TDD
to receive this document in accessible format.
A Pre-proposal conference for review of the RFP will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at
6:00 p.m., at the Park and Recreation Department, 275 NW 2nd Street, 3rd Floor, Training
Room. Attendance at the Pre-proposal conference is strongly recommended.
The submission package must be delivered to the Office of the Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners located at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite
202, no later than Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 1:00 p.m. EST, as date/time stamped by the Clerk.

I ..JL I lLV, I ILLAUILv. Iu L t.-.., .auIW, P QJ

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

The Miami Times, June 7-13, 2006 11D

s kcalB Must Control y

To Place Your Ad

Call: 305-694-6225

To Fax Your Ad

Fax: 305-757-4764


Business Rentals
in Christian salon in Holly-
wood, $125 a week. Looking
for nail technician, braiders
and a barber. 954-701-2745.

Unfurnished Rooms
97 N.W. 69th Street
Utilities included, $125-$150
weekly. Please call 786-587-
Furnished Rooms
1845 NW 50th Street
$120 weekly, with air, $240
to move in.
Call 786-317-2104 or
2900 N.W. 54 Street
One room, carpeted, refriger-
ator and air. No smoking in
the building. Call 954-885-
8583 or 954-275-9503.
335 N.W. 203rd Terrace
Waterfront, gated community,
furnished, color TV, air, utilit-
ies and more.
Call 305-510-9966
5500 NW 5th Avenue
$70 weekly. Free utilities,
kitchen and bath with
security bars. One person.
Call 305-474-8186 or
5550 N.W. 9th Avenue
Comfortable room.
$125 weekly 305-694-9405
6233 N.W. 22nd Court
Clean quiet tenant wanted,
utilities included. $110 week-
ly. Call 786-277-2693
Room, own entrance with
own bath, $400 deposit,
$430 monthly, no cooking
Call 305-688-8572
For one person, $425 month-
ly. Call 305-653 8954 or 305-
North Miami Beach
Furnished room with private
entrance. Close to 163rd
Street Mall.
Call 305-956-9184
Finally we're back! Clean,
decent rooms, $450 to $500;
Elderly and disabled

Call 786-357-8617
NW Section, Two rooms in
private home. Air, kitchen,
call Pam 786-709-5603.
Room For Rent
Call 305-754-6564
Very nice, air conditioned
rooms, rent plans are nego-
tiable. Any reasonable plan
accepted. One week free.
Call 786-663-4600
2110 Rutland Street
Very large efficiency with
bathroom and kitchen. $650
monthly. Call 305-298-1772.
2971 N.W. 174 Street
Quiet neighborhood, includes
electricity and water. $550
monthly, first, last and securi-
ty required.
Call 305-474-4536 or


1130 N.W. 2nd Avenue
Apartments for Rent, Fully
Call 305-375-0673 or

11th Court N.W. 32 Street
Nice four bedroom, two bath,
den, garage, central AC Sec-
tion 8 HOPWA welcome!
$1,400 monthly.
Call 305-624-0451

1281 N.W. 61 Street
Renovated BIG one
Only $500 monthly
Appliances included.
Call Nathan 786-333-2596
1410 NW 1st Avenue
One bedroom, one bath, fully
remodeled and brand new
appliances. Call 305-305-
5601 or 786-488-6119
14460 N.W. 22nd Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$550 stove, refrigerator,

17050 NW 55 Avenue
Three bedroom, two bath,
central air, Section 8 wel-
come. $1300 monthly.
Call 305-761-8586
220 N.W. 16th Street
Two bedrooms, tiled, $750,
security, 305-944-2101.
2401 N.W. 52 Street #2
One bedroom, central air, tile
floors, new bath with no
appliances. Very Nice! $525
monthly. $1050 move in.
Call 954-522-4645.

2493 N.W. 91st Street
One bedroom with air,
utilities included. $500 a
month, first, last and security
to move in.
Call 305-691-2703 or

3010 N.W. 101 Street
Huge one bedroom, one
bath, 786-712-1724 or 786-
3301 N.W. 51st Street
One bedroom, one bath with
utilities included and air.
$1400 moves you in, $320
48 NW 77th Street
Large one bedroom, little
Haiti area.
Call 305-753-7738
Walking distance from
Brownsville metrorail. Free
water, gas, security, bars,
iron gate doors, one and two
bedrooms, from $410-$485
2651 NW 50th Street.
Call 305-638-3699
6020 N.W. 13th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$510-520 per month, one
bedrooms, $410 per month,
security bars and iron gate
doors. Free water and gas.
Apply at: 2651 NW 50th
Street or Call 305-638-3699
7204 NE Miami Court
One bedroom apt. $475
monthly, utilies included.
Call 305-479-3632
731 NW 55th Terrace
Two bedrooms with air, in
gated community. $625 a
month. Call 786-344-4577.
One and two bedrooms.,
from $420-$495 monthly.
Free water, security bars and
iron gate doors.
Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street or
Call 305-638-3699
Attention Seniors 55 plus
Brand New One, two and
three bedrooms apartments
from $570. Income restric-
tions apply. Now Leasing.
Tuscan View Apartments
Equal Housing Opportunity
ATTN: Section 8 Tenants
600 N.W. 98 Street
570 NW 30th Street
Three and four bedrooms
available. Call Ted 954-274-
6944 or 305-586-8423.

Capital Rental Agency
1497 NW 7 Street
Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-locka, Brownsville,
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses Efficiencies, One,
Two and Three bedrooms.
Many with appliances.
Same day approval.
Call for information

Eighth Street
Efficiency, one bath, $365;
One bedroom, one bath
$450; two bedroom, one
bath, $595, air.
Call 786-236-1144 or

Ninth Street Apartments
One bedroom, one bath,
$450; three bedroom, two
bath, $725, air.
Call 305-358-1617

One bedroom, $525 EZ-
Move in. Two bedrooms,
$675, new tile, appliances,
kitchen, security bars.
Call 305-944-2101

One bedroom in the rear of
home. All utilities included.
$725 monthly! Great for one
person. Call 305-467-6095.
1255 NW 58 Street
1256 NW 58 Terrace
Free water, gas, security
bars and iron gate doors,
$430 monthly. Two
bedrooms, $480 monthly.
Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street
Call 305-638-3699
Three bedroom one bath,
$975 monthly
Two bedroom one bath with
den $900 monthly.
One bedroom one bath,
$550 monthly.
Liberty City and Little Haiti
Call 305-914-3762

S Duplex
1130 NW 88th Street
Completely remodeled two
and three bedrooms with all
appliances, water and central
air. Call 305-305-4665
125 N.W. 68 Terrace
Updated two bedroom, $875
and three bedroom, $1,300.
1262 N.W. 46 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
Section 8 only. $950 monthly
Call 786-267-3700
2375 N.W. 97th Street #B
$550 a month, first, last and
security to move in. Call 305-
691-2703 or 305-303-9912.

6222 N.W. Miami Court
One bedroom, one bath, air,
newly renovated Section 8
welcome, $799 monthly plus
Call 954-742-0610

7026 N.W. 6 Avenue
Two bedroom, one bath,
$950 monthly, Section 8 wel-
come. 305-807-6681
793 N.W. 91 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, Section 8 wel-
come. $750 monthly.
Call 305-761-8586
795 N.W. 58 Street
One bedroom one bath unit.
$625 monthly,Move in Today
with first and security.
Section 8 ready.
Call 786-566-1714
Carol City Area
Three bedroom, one and a
half bath; two bedroom, one
bath; and studio. 305-762-
Under New
3737 Charles Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath du-
plex located in Coconut
Grove. Near schools and
buses. $525 per month, $525
security deposit, $1050 total
to move in. 305-448-4225 or
apply at: 3737 Charles Ter-


191 Street N.W. 35 Avenue
Four bedrooms, Section 8
welcome. Call 305-754-7776.
479 N.W. 19th Street
Four bedrooms, one and half
bath. Townhouse. Section 8
okay, $1300, 305-815-2445.
California Club Area
Two bedroom, two bath,
$1250 monthly. Gated com-
munity, pool, golf course, and
centrally located near high-
ways and schools. Includes
cable, washer and dryer, and
walk in closets. For more in-
formation call 786-290-1943.
Hallandale Beach Area
One bedroom, one bath, fully
furnished with new furniture,
pool, gym, balcony. Beautiful
beach view, must see. Call
Miami Gardens Area
Two bedrooms, two baths,
24 hour security, pool, tennis
court, gym, gatedcommunity.
$1400 monthly. Section 8
Call 305-259-3389

10820 N.W. 22nd Court
Three bedroom home, Sec-
tion OK.$1,400 monthly.
Master International Realty
1515 N.W. 82 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
with air. $1,100 monthly.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-244-3239

15615 N.W. 37 Place
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1,500 monthly.
4021 N.W. 192 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
$1,600 monthly.
2734 N.W. 60 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$850 monthly.
4001 N.W. 10 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1,400 monthly.
15630 N.W. 159 St. Road
Beautiful three bedroom, one
bath, air, tile, $1,180 month,
huge yard 305-297-5932

15820 E. Bunche Park Dr.
Three bedrooms, one bath,
large yard, central air, refrig-
erator and stove. Call Mr.
Brown 786-306-2946
191 Street N.W. 31 Avenue
Four bedrooms, Section 8
Two bedrooms, central air,
tile, large yard, very nice.
$1100 monthly.
Call 305-298-1772
2334 N.W. 152 Terrace
Three bedroom, two bath,
newly constructed, bars,
near schools and bus stops.
$1,550 monthly. Section 8
OK. Call 786-399-8557
2941 N.W. 195 Street
19606 N.W. 31 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath,
tile throughout, security bars,
central air. Section 8 prefer-
Call 954-478-6858.

321 N.W. 51st Street
Large four bedroom, two
bath, house with den. $1750
monthly, first, last and securi-
ty required. Section 8 Wel-
come! Please call:
The Real Estate Experts
46 NW 45th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
single family, $1,300 monthly,
Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-807-6681
58th Street and 9th Avenue
Extra large four bedroom,
three bath, hard wood and
tiled floors, security bars,
near schools.

Call 754-204-2933
6962 N.W. 2 Court
Two bedroom, one bath, ap-
pliances. Call Mr. Coats 305-

831 N.W. 47 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, family room.
Section 8 welcome. $975
Call 305-761-8586
920 NW 89th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath.
Cozy home, central air, huge
yard, nice, quiet neighbor-
hood. $1350 monthly.
Call Diana 305-785-7636.
Three bedrooms one bath in
quiet area, with den and cen-
tral air. $1150 monthly. First
and security to move in. No
Section 8. Call 305-206-
Nice three and four
bedrooms available. Section
8 and HOPWA program
Call 305-624-0451
Three bedroom $1,050
monthly. $2100 to move in.
Two bedrooms two baths,
$950 monthly, $2850 to
in. Central air, remodeled.
Call 954-543-2656
One bedroom $650 monthly,
$1850 to move in.
Two bedrooms $750 monthly
$2100 to move in.
Four bedrooms $900
monthly $1800 to move in.
All remodeled.
Call 954-543-2656
Five bedrooms, two baths,
tile throughout, near school.
Call 305-769-0237
Four bedrooms, two baths
with big yard and carport.
Section 8 welcome. $1700 a
month. Call 786-277-2693.
Three bedroom, two bath,
$1,500 monthly plus security.
Call 347-267-8350.
Three bedrooms and five
bedrooms renting $1075 to
$2000 monthly, call 305-757-
7067, Design Realty and
Rolling Oaks Area
Four bedrooms, three baths,
first, last and security, to
move in Call 786-285-6488.
STOP!!!! -
Behind in your rent 24 hour
notice? Behind in your
mortgage? Call Kathy:

Now You Can Own Your
Own Home Today
UP TO $65,000
HUD/A Homes Available
House Of Homes Realty

$ CASH $
or Vacant Lots in 24 hours
Call Dave 305-301-2112

West Coast, 2004 waterfront,
pool, four bedrooms two
baths, $445,000.
Call Gulf Coast Realty
Network, Inc.

Get cash back refinancing.
$0 down purchasing
available, Stop evictions and
foreclosures. 24 hour notice
also 100's of rentals
Mrs.Harris 305-305-7335
Don't lose your home, get
cash now.
Call 786-346-2535
Own your own home today!
Low down payment.
Bad credit, no problem!
Possible assistance
with closing.
Call Real Estate Solutions
Group, LLC


Studio apt., totally
remodeled, $180,000.
Call 305-710-8383
Studio apt., totally
remodeled, $165,000.
Call 305-710-8383

L Duplex

1501 N.W. 49th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
each side. Sold as is..
Call 305-694-0988

I. Houses I
14321 NW 14 Drive
"Big" Three bedrooms, three
bath. Pool, patio, two car ga-
rage and "Big Bedrooms".
Brown Realty Inv. Corp.

S Houses
1745 NW 122 Street
"Awesome" Four bedrooms,
three and one half bath. Two
big master bedrooms and big
Florida room, kitchen, tiled
floors, and superior decora-
tions, $355,000.
Brown Realty Inv. Corp.
2300 N.W. 93 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
corner lot, spacious property,
8,913 square feet, $175,000.
Call Nakia 786-317-4445.
2334 NW 152 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$265,000.Built in 2002.
Close to schools and buses.
Call 786-399-8557
5701 NW 5 Ave.
Three big bedrooms and two
bathrooms, Florida Room
and new roof. $219,000
Brown Realty Inv. Corp
748 N.W. 139 Street
Four bedrooms, three baths,
with efficiency.
Call us at 305-899-2727
All Areas of Dade,
Hundreds to Choose
Easy to Qualify.
FREE LIST Call now!
Larry Albert 305-255-9040




Heavy traffic area, located
just off the 826, fully equip-
ped, parking spaces, security
system, police silencer,
alarm system, burglar bars,
kitchen area, storage area,
and water cooler. Asking
price is $32,000. All business
licenses are updated.
Call 954-701-2745 or

Stay in your home.
Call Ray 786-488-8617

Mortgages, Foreclose,
Bad Credit, Bankruptcy,

24 HR. Plumbing
Unclog All types of Blockage.
Check Water Heaters and
Septic tank. Free Estimates.
Call 786-597-1924 or
Need a home? Have bad
credit? Join the Money Doc-
tor System. 100 percent
money back guarantee.
Call Ms. Brown
FSNB Presents:

Criminal Records Seal/
Expungement Workshop
All Legal Documentation and
Notary Services provided
on site.
1200 Ali Baba Avenue
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Time: 10 a.m
Cost: $50
For more information, please
call 786-274-2769

Don't lose your home or in-
vestment! For help, call Terry

$1,000 monthly. Join the
Money Doctor System. 100
percent money back guaran-
tee. Call Ms. Brown:
Call 305-442-6699.
$ CASH $
Sell in 24 hours
Call Greg 954-445-5470

CALL 305-951-3861

Property Services One
Property management, evic-
tions, and maintenance.

CALL 305-951-3861

I Buy and Re-Sell
Houses for Cash.
Bad Credit, No Problem!
Financing Available
Mr. Henry Wideman
Independent Contractor

$99 We also repair. 215 NW
22 Avenue 305-644-0333.

Full or part time available.
Must type.
Call 305-917-4505

Childcare Center
Full time teacher needed.
45 hours and CDA re-
quired. $8 per hour.
Call 786-318-2138.

CPA and

Part-time accountant
needed; CPA needed to
conduct annual audit. Must
be experienced with non-
profit organizations'
governmental and Miami-
Dade County systems and
procedures. Please fax
proposal or resume to :

305-627-9068 or
call 305-624-4991

Help wanted
need person to assist 39
year old mentally disable
male with living skills.
Contact James 305-609-
3946 cell or 305-759-8761


Non-Profit CDC needs hu-
man resource company to
take care of personnel re-
quirements and/or needs.
Please fax proposal to:

305-627-9068 or
call 305-624-4991

New Mt. Zion B.C.
Looking for A Take
Charge Musician
call Rev. Grace at
305-758-8598 or
James Weems at

Outside Sales

Experienced, ambitious,
go-getters! Better than
average oral skills. Sales
experience and familiar
with Dade and Broward
counties a must.
Apply in person. Contact
Ms. Thornton:

MI lj Jl1i i t illr,


to administer real estate
development for a Com-
munity Development Cor-
poration. Must have
experience with Davis
Bacon Wage Guidelines
and Section Three hiring
compliance. Please fax
proposal to

305-627-9068 or
call 305-624-4991.

Route Drivers

Make Up To $10 an Hour
Plus gas mileage
For a 1/2 days work

We are seeking drivers to
deliver newspaper to retail

You must be available
between the hrs., of 8 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m. Must have
reliable, insured vehicle
and current Driver License.

Applications are received
Thursday and Friday
900 NW 54th Street

Proofreader with superior
command of grammar,
spelling and punctuation.
Ideal candidate is flexible,
works well under pressure
and has strong computer
skills. Proofreading experi-
ence preferred. Please
submit resume and cover
letter via fax to The Miami
Times at 305-758-3617,
Attn: Human Resources.

looking for professional
home cleaners.
Call 305-769-2973

Second Canaan
Missionary Baptist.
4343 N.W. 17th Avenue
Miami, FL 33142
is searching for an availa-
ble, competent, and relia-
ble musician to work with
the director of choirs, cho-
rus, and all choirs. A re-
sume with references is re-
quired. Please promptly
submit to the music com-
mittee at the above ad-
dress. Resumes may also
be faxed to the church at


Immediate openings
for the Holiday Season
are available in Miami
Dade County Collec-
tions Department.
$10.81 per hour. Appli-
cation forms are availa-
ble 9am to 5pm Mon-
day to Friday. 740 NW
107 Street Miami, FL.

40 hours minimum.
Call 786-539-6012 or

Church available
With central air and office.
Seats 55. Call 305-687-1218.
Dade Memorial Park
Hibiscus Garden
Includes the lot, open and
closed, tombstone, and con-
crete box. Room for two peo-
ple. Also includes casket, 18
gauge. Asking $6,500.
Call 305-626-9099
Zoned for 30 children.
Call 305-687-1218

Call 561.625.6969
for information.
Participating brokers must
accompany on first visit.

P prices ,ulirvt to cha!lge witiouti !loiic.e w' arn pleased ti titilitzl olr beSt ffiorts to
atiinve. ,niattn'l and en hilan clinic d'yh ion oi' corntitiy Ic,'lS I.t


For the very low income elderly, 62 years and
over. The application process for this project will
be on a "FIRST COME" "FIRST SERVE" basis.

* Application process will begin: June 15,
Place to pick-up and deliver completed
applications: Royal Palm Apartments, 2300
NW 136'" Street, Opa-locka
Time to pick up and deliver applications:
Between: 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM Monday
thru Friday.
All interested applicants must appear in

CNC Managements, Inc.
(305) 642-3634/TDD (305) 642-2079


We provide service you

deserve for your

Auto, Business and

Commercial needs!

Call for a free quote at:


DiVosta Homes presents

Mallory Creek at Abacoa.
Brand new DiVosta Homes in prime Jupiter location.



5140 NW 7th Avenue

Fully Operational Furnished and stocked package store

- building and parking lot and liquor license

Fully Stocked Inventory
Furniture (desk, chairs, cash register)
Cooler Refrigerate (floor to ceiling)
Business Lot and adjacent Parking lot
3 PS Liquor license

Business and License for $450,000
Interested Buyers must have good credit and at least a 20% of purchase
price in cash. Contact for appointment to qualify to purchase:


305-751-8934 Gloria Rice



Ql-I_ -1 ,, -k -;, r),. P flnl


Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

12D The Miami Times, Jun ,


Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade raises the NBA basketball Eastern Conference trophy after
the Heat defeated the Detroit Pistons 95-78 in Game 6 of the conference finals in Miami
on Friday, June 2. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

Miami HEAT, Dallas

prepare to battle

By Nathanael Paul
Miami Times Intern

During the pre-game con-
ference of game six, Pat Riley
told The Miami Times that
they were ready to play
Tayshaun Prince, who
exploded in game five; scor-
ing 29 ponts on the Heat and
forcing game six in Miami.
"We have to be more con-
scious of him when he's on
the floor." They certainly did
just that. Prince finished the
game with just ten points as
the Heat earned the right to
play in the NBA Finals beat-
ing the Pistons 95-78.
Now the Heat have another
player to be conscious of:
seven-foot, all-star Dirk
Nowitski of the Dallas
Mavericks. He is averaging
just over 28 points per game
in the post season and even
had a 50 point game against
the Phoenix Suns in game
five of the Western
Conference Finals. The Heat
will have to slow him down in
order to have a chance of
winning their first ever NBA

As of now with the Heat's
starting lineup, Udonis
Haslem will have the task of
slowing down the German
sensation first. However,
Antoine Walker and James
Posey will have their shot at
him as well. Posey, who
many consider the Heat's
best defender, told The
Miami Times that he is ready
for the challenge. "Dirk is a
great player, so all I could do
is make it hard for him to get
easy shots."
In the past Posey, Haslem
and Walker have done a fair-
ly good job on the defensive
end. With the exception of
the 29 point explosion by
Prince in game five, they've
defended him pretty well;
especially Posey. who at
times frustrated Princeby
keeping him from getting the
ball. Posey has previously
defended the likes of Vince
Carter, Kobe Bryant and
Paul Pierce. The main differ-
ence here is the height
advantage that Dirk (who as
mentioned before is seven-
feet) has over Posey (who is
only 6-7). But Posey's quick-
ness on the ball should

make up for the difference.
"It's about heart," said Posey
Heart is exactly what is
needed to beat the Dallas
Mavericks. On paper Dallas
has the most talent. They
showed that by beating the
Heat twice in the regular
season, once by thirteen and
the other by 36 in Dallas.
Dallas has a number of
superstars that are capable
of putting up 20 points on
any given night. Players like
Jerry Stackhouse, Jason
Terry and Keith Van Horn,
who have had success
against the Heat in the past
cannot be ignored.
This will definitely be a
historic series. The Heat and
Dallas are both rookies to
the finals. However, the
Heat's Gary Payton, James
Posey and Shaquille O'Neal
have played in the big dance
before. Shaq made the
promise of a championship
when he arrived to Miami
and now the rest of the team
feels that he is ready to
deliver. "Were here because
of him, there is no doubt
about that," said Alonzo



NBA Coach of the Year

Fourth Black in NBA history

By Brandyss Howard
Miami Times Writer

Avery.Johnson, former NBA
basketball player and current
head coach of the Dallas
Mavericks, was the recipient
of the Red Auerbach Trophy
for the 2005-2006 NBA Coach
of the Year.
Johnson took over as head
coach on March, 19, 2005 and
made history as he became
the fastest coach to win 50
games and had the best first-
year run in NBA history. He
led his team to 66 victories in
the first 82 games he coached.
His team also tied the San
Antonio Spurs for the most
wins at home in the Western
Conference at 34-7.
Coach of the Year candi-
dates received five points for
every first-place vote, three
points for every second place
vote and one point for every
third place vote. Johnson
received 63 first-place votes.
Johnson was awarded a total
of 419 points to win unani-
mously over other respected

This is the first time in NBA
history that the Auerbach
Trophy was awarded to a

Avery Jonnson
Dallas Maverick's coach.
During his first full year as
head coach in the 2005-2006
season, his Mavericks finished
with a 60-22 record, the best
in franchise history.
Johnson retired as a player
in October of 2004, complet-
ing a 16 year run in the NBA
where he played for teams
such the Golden State
Warriors, Houston Rockets,
San Antonio Spurs and finally
the Dallas Mavericks. Even as
a player, he reportedly ran
practices on numerous occa-

sions according former coach
Don Nelson. He immediately
started as the Mavericks
assistant coach in the begin-
ning of the 2004-2005 season.
In an NBA press conference
held after the voting results
were confirmed, Johnson said
"I felt like a coach when I was
a player. In a lot of ways, I
know some things are still new
to me. But in other ways, I
just feel like I've been doing
this a long time and a lot of it
comes naturally."
There have been four Black
head coaches who led their
teams to championship titles,
but never received the presti-
gious Coach of The Year
Award. Johnson is now' the
fourth Black head coach in
NBA history to receive this
tremendous honor.
This year, Johnson led his
team to win the Western
Conference Finals and will
head to the big dance against
South Florida's own Miami
Heat, starting Thursday, June
8 at 9 p.m. on ABC. With the
opening game on their home
floor, Johnson and his top
scorers; Dirk Nowitzki, Jason
Terry, Jerry Stackhouse, Josh
Howard and Marquise Daniels
hope to give Shaq, D-Wade
and the rest of the Heat play-
ers a tough journey to the
golden prize; the NBA cham-
pionship trophy.

Mourning finally gets his chance

By Terrell Clayton
Miami Times Writer

When most longtime bas-
ketball fans.think about the
Miami Heat, Alonzo
Mourning is the first name
that comes to mind. For nine
seasons, Zo has been the
heart and soul of the fran-
chise that reached the NBA
finals for the first time in it's
eighteen year history.
At 36, he has twice retired
and bounced back from focal
glomerulosclerosis, the kid-
ney disease that resulted in
Zo receiving a kidney trans-
plant and now requires his
consumption of daily med-
Devastated, discouraged
but understanding could
describe the feelings Heat
fans experienced when
Mourning announced his
retirement a few years ago to
focus on his health. The man
who has not only endeared
himself to sports fans, but
the community as well has
become a respected fixture in
This year, with a rejuvenat-
ed yet humbled Zo playing a
less prominent but equally
important role, four games
stand between the Heat and
the NBA championship title.
Gracious, mature and a
true team player could be
used to describe Mourning's
role as back up to Shaquille
O'Neal. In an Associated
Press interview on how the
quality of Shaq's game
impacts on the team's suc-
cess, Zo said, "I'm going to
just put it out there right
now: This is Shaq's team..."
Zo's playing time, not his
intensity, has lessened. And
he's not the only player
happy about his prospects for
a championship. Teammate
Antoine Walker said "I'm
happy for him, that he gets
an opportunity to get a
ring...a lot of guys would
have retired . .
When the Heat routed the
Detroit Pistons in Game 6 of
the Eastern Conference finals
Friday night to advance to

Alonzo Mourning

the franchise's first NBA
finals appearance, for many,
excitement for the team was
made sweeter by the prospect

from the game to take care of
his health, the team's cham-
pionship hopes seemed to
fade. Heat owner Micky
Arison admits he contemplat-
ed selling the team and
Coach Pat Riley left the side-
lines for a position in the
owner's box as president of
The franchise was in sham-
bles; however, the draft of
Dwyane Wade and the block-
buster trade for Shaquille
O'Neal made the Heat cham-
pionship contenders again.
Riley's acquisition of Gary
Payton, Antoine Walker and
Udonis Haslem helped fill the
weak spots, but the icing on
the cake was when Mourning
asked for a buyout of his con-
tract in Toronto ? landing
him back with Miami and
making Heat fans ecstatic.
Saying he was embraced
when he returned is true but
misleading since the city

quter leased him from i ts grip.'Lrm i1. pre1-
ence olff thecou t via ifnul Z[I s Summe

of Zo getting his ring.
Mourning reflected on the
days of contemplating retire-
ment. "That was always a
part in my mind but I wanted
to make the right decision for
myself and my family."
Obviously I wanted to not
miss a good opportunity. I
wanted to not only go the
playoffs but to compete for a
Back in the days Alonzo
Mourning dominated in the
paint, scaring off defenders
attempting to go to the basket
for an easy shot. Miami
embraced Alonzo on and off
the court as his dominant
presence gave the city a
chance of winning the cham-
pionship year after year.
When Mourning retired

never quite released him from
its grip. Zo's presence off the
court via his annual Zo's
Summer Groove charity
event, his role in the building
of the Overtown Youth Center
and many other philanthrop-
ic gestures have made the
man, athlete or not, a part of
"It's a good feeling if some-
one stood up and clapped for
you; I'm sure you'll feel good
about it too...What I have
done over the years for the
franchise, they understand
all of that. I feel I am loved
because of what I have done
over the years and my
endeavors throughout the
community. They know they
will always have a place in
my heart."

Miami Hearcoach Pat Riley, lower right, and his team raise
the NBA basketball Eastern Conference trophy after defeating
the Detroit Pistons 95-78 in Miami on Friday, June 2. The Heat
advanced to the NBA Finals. Photo/Lynne Sladky


- ------------ -- -

7 13 2006

University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs