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By Jarrell Douse
Miami Times Writer
While other pastors from
larger more established
churches speak out about the
rash of murders in the Black
community, one pastor is going
into the trenches to address
some of the issues that impact
inner city crime.
In Opa-locka's downtrodden
'Triangle' neighborhood there is :.
a healing taking place; carnal
and spiritual mountains are
being moved by the power of
God and his son Jesus Christ,
the souls of the weary and
despaired are petitioned for .
and the Holy Ghost of unselfish
love is being dispersed
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Pastor Burnice Mikell and Deacon Stanley

Medical examiner deals with massive

influx of young Black murder victims

By Jarrell Douse
and Renee M. Harris

Death is an inevitable fact
of life. However, the recent
deaths of young urban youth
in Miami-Dade County jarred
even seasoned professionals
who deal with it regularly.
Director of Operations for the
Miami Dade Medical
Examiner's office, Larry
Cameron sums up the atro-
cious conditions his office
finds most homicide victims
in by concluding that, "death
isn't kind."
The Miami-Dade Medical
Examiner's office is the last

stop for people who die
unnaturally within the coun-
ty. All municipalities funnel
their homicide victims
through its doors regard-
less of race, class, gender or
method of death.
The differences that existed
between a Black 17-year-old,
gifted student with gold teeth
and dreadlocks shot dead in
a suspected gang-war and
*the white wife beaten and
stabbed to death on the floor
of her Coral Gables kitchen
became insignificant when
both bodies ended up on the
silver autopsy gurney. Far
more bodies resembling the
17-year-old gifted student

Phoenix Tutoring wins $17,500
Pictured left to right are students of the Phoenix Tutoring
program along with, Opa-locka Vice Mayor Terrance Pinder,
Program Director, Starex Smith, Opa-locka Commissioner
Dorothy Johnson, Jordan Sweeting, Devon Hyman, D-Angelo
Taylor, Garfield Taylor, Cecil Josephs, Louis Hill, Michael
Spicer, Reynaldo Saunders, Kayla Spicer, Zena Tolson, Jaquain
Taylor, Montrell Spicer, Kalick Sermon and Kiara Green.
See story on page 7A

Autopsy room and scale used to weigh vital organs after
they are removed from a body.
crowd the morgue. were claimed either' in the
Cameron didn't know any streets or at home. More than
of the victims whose lives Please turn to VICTIMS 8A

In the dictionary a father is a man who begets
or raises a child. Today let's honor those who nur-
ture and raise their children. We would do well to
ignore the shrill accusations of that small group
of women who label all men as being oppressive,
overbearing and insensitive simply because they
are men. Why? Because this nation has a host of
fathers who are responsible and caring and their
families are doing very well indeed. They love their
wives and children and are loved in return.
Many of them follow the teachings of Jesus who
chose to identify God himself as the Heavenly
Father. In what might be the world's most popu-
lar story of all time, Jesus described the traits of
the ideal father. The story is generally called "The
Prodigal Son," but if you will reread it in Luke
15:11-24 it will become clear that Jesus is identi-
fying the father as God and the wayward son as
each and every one of us. The traits of the father
in the story stand out clearly as follows:
*A good provider, owning a large farm with
hired laborers and an abun dance of material
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Ivory Williams

South Dade football

game leads to

criminal charges for Ivory Williams

By Brandyss Howard
Miami Times Writer
At South Dade Senior High,
Ivory Williams was known as
the heart and soul of their foot-
ball team's defense. The 18-
year-old was named the 6A-4A
Defensive Player of the Year in
The Miami Herald and received
a scholarship to attend college
in Hutchinson, Kansas. He was
scheduled to graduate on May
26, however, pending charges
filed after a home football game

left the college-bound student
unable to participate.
While attending a scrimmage
between South Dade and Coral
Gables on May 20, an alterca-
tion broke out between
Williams, a friend and
approximately three unknown
males. Williams claims he does
not know what led to the argu-
ment. He and one of the men
began fighting, when the others
jumped in, leading to an all out
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Publisher Emeritus' wife dies of heart attack

What started on Saturday as
an enjoyable convention of the
Sigma Pi Phi Boule in Detroit,
Michigan ended in tragedy
when Beatrice Richardson
Reeves died of a heart attack
while visiting the Greek Town
Casino there.
Mrs. Reeves and her hus-
band of 36 years, Garth C.
Reeves Sr., publisher emeritus
of The Miami Times had arrived
in the city at noon and regis-
tered at the Renaissance
Marriott Hotel for a fun-filled
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Pay now or later
The Phoenix Tutoring program, the outreach done
by Pastor Burnice Mikell, and the dance instruc-
tion that teaches Black youth far more than how to
move their bodies are fine examples of the types of pro-
grams necessary to help move the Black community for-

The programs are about more than sign-in sheets and
billable hours. They exist to make a difference and by all
accounts, it appears that they are.

The director of the Phoenix Tutoring program said one of
the reasons he started the program was that despite there
being an abundance of social services programs already in
existence, the children of Opa-locka still had unacceptably
low reading skills and remain prone to using violence to
solve their problems.

What the programs have in common is their belief that
change comes from the inside out. That reminding chil-
dren and adults of their inherent goodness is a factor in
helping them to connect with necessary services and

Raising reading scores that seemed resistant to improve-
ment; helping a former prostitute to see that her life is of
value and teaching teens through movement that they can
achieve greatness are all hallmarks

Programs that maintain the status quo must be held
accountable for their lack of progress. Award winning pro-
grams like Phoenix Tutoring should be the source of finan-
cial and human resources. The community should rally
seek out and support great programs like it to get even

Dot-commentary's lessons
As long as there have been schools, students have
/ had unkind things to say about principals, teach-
S Aers and classmates. And administrators have
always sought ways to punish the critics.

What's different today, however, is that postings on
Internet sites such as have largely replaced
scrawlings on the bathroom walls. And dozens of school
districts across the country have suspended students for
remarks they've made after hours using their home com-
puters, according to the Student Press Law Center.

Two examples:
Bryan Lopez, a junior at Littleton High School in
Colorado, was suspended for 15 days in February for
satirical comments posted on MySpace about the school's
physical condition and educational quality.
Ryan Dwyer's website called his Oceanport, N.J., mid-
dle school the "worst school on the planet" and its princi-
pal a dictator. He was suspended for a week in 2003 and
banned from the school's baseball team for a month.

Officials are understandably irked by such commentary,
but by overstepping their authority, they miss a chance to
teach children the meaning of free speech. In the Lopez
case, the school ended the discipline after the American
Civil Liberties Union threatened a lawsuit. And Dwyer
received an apology and damages when the ACLU won a
lawsuit on his behalf.

Students don't "shed their constitutional rights to free-
dom of speech ... at the schoolhouse gate," the U.S.
Supreme Court said in 1969 in holding that students had
the right to wear armbands in school to protest the
Vietnam War.

Those rights aren't absolute, though. Schools can disci-
pline students for speech that may substantially disrupt
the educational process, such as using indecent language
or threats of violence on school grounds, the'court held in
subsequent cases.

Students also can be sued under the libel laws if what
they post on their websites is false and defamatory. But
everyone is free to express an opinion and griping about
school is usually just that.
Schools and parents can do more to teach kids about
appropriate use of the Internet and the harm bullying and
gossip cause. Suspensions, however, seem heavy handed.
Educators are supposed to instill American values like free
speech, not undermine them.



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Dear Editor, senseless killings. Real fathers, talk with your
When I was 'out there,' I did- sons. Real mothers, talk with
Whenever I receive The Miami n't do my part in steering the your daughters. Black families
Times, I am so afraid of what I young cats coming up behind In Miami, in the ghettos, in the
am going to read from one me in the right direction. I and slums and in all America's
week to the next. My thoughts many other fallen old players urban communities must sur-
and prayers go out to the in the game are partly to round themselves with love,
young man, Jeffrey Lamar blame. However, it is up to the confidence, Black pride and
Johnson, Jr. and his family families to turn up the heat direction.
and all other families who have and get 120 percent involved in Parents must not be afraid or
lost a loved one to their children's daily activities, reluctant to be strong models

right direction"
for their children and then
direct their children to employ
reason and logic to reach
sound judgments. We must
respect each other and we
must stop killing one another.
Ronald Williams
Federal Corrections Institute
Salters, S.C.

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Editorials I




Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny



As we approach the Father's Day weekend, I

wonder about the fathers who are not at home

Someone recently sent me an
email containing a spoken word
performance by Daniel Boyd
Beaty. Powerful and emotional
in his delivery, Beaty's piece is
the story of a little boy who
loved the interaction with his
father, until his father was
imprisoned and seemed to lose
interest in his son. Beaty ends
the piece encouraging others in
the same situation; reminding
them that they can and will
As we approach the Father's
Day weekend, I wonder about
the fathers who are not at
home. The fathers, the daddies
who have been absent inten-
tionally and due to the circum-
stances of life those men will
not receive the usual tie or tool.

I think about the children
who are now parents them-
selves, but still feel the sting of
not having daddy there in their
formative years. Perhaps he was
there, but his presence proved
more harm than good.
I don't want to read another
statistic this weekend about the
number of Black fathers who
are not in the home. I am aware
that more than 80 percent of
our children are being raised by
single mothers.
I want instead, for every
father to go home for Father's
Day. I don't necessarily mean,
move back into a physical
house. No, instead move back
into the hearts and futures of
children that you have not been
there for.

Daddy's home or is he

I hear you, you've been in jail
for 20 years; you and their
mother have been divorced for
ten years and seeing the kids
means seeing her; you never
really learned how to be or
you've forgotten how to, be
someone's daddy. There are
men around you that will help
you I believe if you just ask.
Man to man, we have to help
each other go home to our chil-

tionship is forgive; the other
complicated step is to release -
but these two things must be
the welcome mat that awaits an
estranged father.
I want every little girl to know
how special it is to be a "daddy's
girl." I want every little boy to
be able to look at his father and
says "that's my pops." If we
leave a white ribbon on the do6r
knob, like we do Christmas

Church to take me under his
wings and help me to become
not just a man but a man of
It was through the examples
of these men that I learned to be
a father, for I did not have my
own to emulate. There are
fathers there for our children -
and I applaud them. They are
the uncles. They are the godfa-
thers. They are the optimist and
school coaches that instill disci-
pline, structure, goal setting.
They are the pastors that instill
faith and representation of the
ultimate Father. We should
applaud these men.
Through effective relation-
ship-building, even in the
absence of a father, our children
can still be fathered. In our cul-
ture, in years gone by it was
nothing for mama n'em or uncle
n'em to step in and raise a
child, no matter the circum-
It was nothing for Uncle
Henry to take Cousin June's six
year old son in his hand and
teach him all that he would
need to become a man. It was

nothing for Cousin Ray to tell all
of his younger cousins that it is
important that we respect our
parents, that we respect each
other, that life is precious and
being there for each other is
I know it may be very idealis-
tic, but can we let the Uncle
Henry's and the Cousin Ray's
do their thing until daddy
comes home? Can we give the
men in our lives who don't need
a pat on the back applause or a
gift once a year to celebrate
the fact that they know they
have a divine and cultural
responsibility to every child -
the opportunity, without atti-
tude, to be community fathers?
And when daddy does come
home, can we give him just one
small opportunity to admit
whatever needs to be admitted
and then give him the opportu-
nity to restore his children unto
himself? This father's day, let's
sing, "daddy's home to stay"
and not miss the joy, the power,
the legacy that comes when the
opportunity to "dance with my
father again" passes.

dren. It will not be easy. It may
not even be wanted or desired in
some cases. It may be harder
than serving time. But if we are
to save and restore our families
and our communities daddy
you must go home.
When the knock comes, it is
important that mothers help the
healing take place. One of the
hardest things to do in any rela-

snacks for traveling relatives, I
believe in my heart of hearts
that daddy will come home.
I never knew my father. He
died while I was yet in the
womb; but I was blessed to have
men in my community that
thought it not robbery to father
me. I was blessed to have Pastor
Josephus Johnson of Greater
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist

Twenty-four (24) individuals
have filed papers to campaign
as the next Florida Governor
and more may file before the
July 21 qualifying deadline.
However, a review of news cov-
erage, statements of support,

polling results and funds
raised for their campaigns indi-
cate there are only two major
candidates vying for the
Democratic nomination for
Governor. The two are Tampa
Congressman Jim Davis and

Gainesville State Senator Rod
Smith. The major Republican
candidates are Attorney
General Charlie Crist and Chief
Financial Officer Tom
Gallagher. Beginning
with the Democratic
candidates, we will
research their back-
ground and positions
that give the communi-
ty and electorate an
'indication of "who they
really are."
Democratic candi-
dates Davis and Smith BUI
have espoused similar
positions or no position on
issues that are of primary
interest to our community,

such as affordable housing,
reversing the injustice of the
education-correction system
that recycles Black youth-pri-
marily males, the lack
of support to establish
private businesses in
the Black community
and many others where
government can assist
in facilitating a solu-
tion. All the candidates
must address how gov-
ernment can assist or
get out of the way of
KE Black parents and com-
munities actions to
resolve problems of child disci-
pline, early pregnancy, entitle-
ment attitudes, expectation of

easy solutions and other mat-
ters where government has
become a co-conspirator with
immature children, rather
than assisting parental-sup-
ported solutions.
Because of the candidates
similarity on issues, their
background and previous
opportunities to act on issues
of interest to our community
are primary indicators to
determine how they will act on
issues where the Governor can
serve the Black community as
well as he serves non-Black
communities and interests. We
will also look at those who are
advising the candidates. When
candidates come into the

Black community, few seem to
have Blacks as part of their
permanent professional staff
or advisers. Many usually hire;
"the usual suspects" to cap-'
ture the Black vote.
Democratic candidates are;
especially prone to do this
because of the assumed feeling
that Blacks will vote
Democratic rather than
Republican without regard to
the positions, background or
record of the candidates.
However, 2006 may be the year
that the "usual suspects" may
not be able to "deliver" the
Black vote.
Neither of the leading
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What party represents

Black people?
eeived an e-mail from a boards and appointed more
Republican friend extolling Black judges than any of his
rtues of the Republican predecessors.
which every white For that matter, the
ican likes to tell you is the Democratic Party in Broward
:f Abraham Lincoln. The County is currently under attack
lican Party also played a because it is not supporting
Role in securing the vote Black candidates, is not promot-
nen. ing Black volunteers to position
t Republicans do not tell of power and generally has
That the Republicans ignored Blacks voters until elec-
against having a national tion time.
Named for Martin Luther I strongly believe that Black
r. and have led the charge people have given away their vote
t affirmative action, to the Democratic Party that just
it Republican leadership takes for granted ,that we will
)w stacked the court sys- vote for the Democratic candi-
ith conservatives to the date. Hispanics who have been
where civil rights lawyers less loyal to the Democratic Party
iat their clients cannot and voted in significant numbers
a fair trial in federal court. for Governor Bush in Texas and
e to God none of my Black for President Bush are accorded
ican friends ever get fired much more respect than Blacks.
e of their race and then Note the preferential treatment
to face a federal judge Cubans get compared to
ted by Presidents Reagan Haitians. Conservative
sh. The experience will Republicans while they like the
Teach them that despite Hispanic vote have not agreed to
rumbs thrown out by liberalize immigration laws to
ican leadership to a few facilitate the entrance of all
,despite the appointment Hispanics.
n Powell, despite the hon- Mexican immigrants are treat-
stowed upon Rosa Parks, ed as shabbily as Haitians.
40 years of civil rights Ultimately, a Hispanic like a
ss a Black Republican is Black is still a minority and only
tely still just an ordinary welcome by some conservative
person when it comes to a Republicans when it is conven-
scrimination case. ient.
judge will want to dismiss So which party represents the
ase sight unseen, because interest of the everyday Black
eases clog up the system person? I would tell you that
e deemed frivolous, neither party is representing our
I do not want anyone to interests. It may be time for
that I believe the Blacks to be swing voters, who
*ratic Party is nirvana, vote for the party or candidate
ent George Bush has who promises and delivers the
ted more Blacks to promi- most to our community regard-
positions in his cabinet less of the candidate's party affil-
ny Democratic President. lation.
that matter, Governor We will then command the
has more Blacks in his respect of both parties, who can
t than Governor Chiles; vie for our votes. Ultimately, per-
ior Bush has appointed haps we will not be taken for

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I never knew my father. He died while I was
yet in the womb; but I was blessed to have men
in my community that thought it not robbery
to father me.

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

Decisions 2006: The real

candidates for governor?




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One down, many more to go
In an effort to help expedite
the completion of repairs in our
community, The Miami Times
has embarked on a 'Let's Fix
Our Community' feature that
will identify broken traffic signs,
cracked sidewalks, patched up
streets, unwanted signs and
overwhelming trash sights that
impact on the appearance of our
We are very excited to
announce that a sign on the cor-
ner of northwest 54 Street and 9
Avenue, just two blocks from
The Miami Times, that reads
'Construction 1500 feet' has

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Democratic or Republican
candidates have the history or
persona or others who earned
the personal loyalty of the
Black community. There is no
Claude Pepper, Jack Orr,
Jesse Jackson, Bill Clinton or
Barack Obama among those
who have filed to campaign.
The leading candidates have
flaunted their moderate to
rightward backgrounds. The
two leading Democratic candi-
dates include Rod Smith, who
served as the State Attorney
and prosecutor for the
Gainesville area for eight
years and Jim Davis, who
voted against and killed the
1990 bill to compensate
Freddie Pitts and Wilbert Lee;
the bill failed by one vote and
the two men, who had been
imprisoned for over 12 years
for a crime they did not com-
mit in the North Florida
Panhandle, had to wait eight
more years before a
Republican legislature grant-
ed them some compensation
for the years taken out of their
life because of racism. Both
Smith and Davis must give an
account of their past steward-
ship of public service posi-
tions before expecting to
receive the enthusiastic sup-
port that brings out the num-
bers in the Black community
that can catapult a candidate
to victory, as was done for
Lawton Chiles and Jesse
Jackson in the 1988

finally been taken down. The
removal of the sign shows the
progress beginning to be made
in an effort to revitalize our com-
We have targeted a new area.
On the corner of 54th Street and
NW 7th Avenue, which is a very
busy intersection; a crossing
sign is barely hanging on
exposed wires.
The office of Commissioner
Audrey Edmonson has been
informed on this updated prob-
lem and have ensured The
Miami Times that the crossing
sign will be fixed soon.
To notify The Miami Times
about areas in need of repair,

Presidential primaries.

renovation or cleaning, please
contact Terrell Clayton at 305-

In the next column, we will To comment on this column
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In a broad daylight ambush, three young men were killed when the van
they were riding in was 'shot to pieces' by masked gunmen, police said.
Authorities are bracing for retaliatory shootings. Detectives are probing
whether the ambush may be related to the slaying of an 18-month-old boy
who was shot last month in Little River and a slew of other recent homicides
in North Miami-Dade, police said.

A driver attacked a woman saving a parking spot at Aventura Mall, locat-
ed at 19501 Biscayne Boulevard. The woman was standing in the parking
space for her husband to park in when another woman driving a Toyota
Camry pulled up and began screaming at her to get out of the way. The vic-
tim refused to move and then the driver started nudging her in the legs with
the front of her car and threatening to run her over. The driver then got out
of her car and punched the front window of the victim's husband's Jaguar
before taking the spot. She then parked her car and walked into
Bloomingdale's. Police did not find the woman.

A thief stole a washing machine from the rear of a residential building on
the 900 block of Jefferson Avenue. A neighbor's surveillance video showed
a van pulling up to the rear of the building and a man exiting the van before
unhooking the machine and loading it inside the van. The machine was val-
ued at $400.

An employee threatened another employee at the Crab House restaurant,
located at 1551 NE 79th Street, after he was fired. Once the man was told
he was fired, he said he was going to kill the other employee, threw a sign
and broke it before leaving.

A man stole two electric razors and ten ink cartridges at CVS pharmacy,
located at 2974 Aventura Boulevard. The assistant manager saw the man
enter the store and pace back and forth in the isles before leaving the store

"Yes, I
think some
kids do
their intelli-
g e n c e
because of
what they
emulate as
real life on
television. I
believe all
these videos have brainwashed
the youth, having them think
it's all about the bling instead of
education. They downplay it in
a sense that they'd rather glori-
fy their possessions like shoes,
clothes and jewelry instead of
talking about the good grades
they have."


"Yes, in r
some cases
I do believe
they down-
play them-
sel ves .
our youth
want to feel
like they
are a part
of something or hang out with
someone in the streets. They
want to be a part of a certain
group, so they will downplay
what they they will be
able to fit in with their peers.
This is going to be the first gen-
eration [of Blacks] that will not
proceed the past generation in
intelligence and ambition."


"Some of them will because

with the
Many will
So w e r
just be
around a
person. If
they are
intelligent enough, they should
show it and start being them-
selves. I tell my grandchildren
all the time to be yourself and
don't try to act silly just to hang
around some of your friends.
Most of these things that's
going on right now are fads. It is
a fad toact as if you're not as
smart as you really are."


"Hell yeah!
I have a
who's smart
but in order
for to fit in
he speaks
slang, rarely
using prop-
er grammar.
His writing
changed and everything just to
be able to fit in the neighbor-
hood. If you don't fit in with
everyone around you then you
are going to be like a reject. I
think the rappers like Young
Jeezy make them develop a cer-
tain mentality as if it's only one
way out of the hood. They are
already closihg down a lot of
our schools so it's no outlet for
them to learn better. When I
was in school we use to brag on
who had the best grades now


."N o, I don't ..................
think they
how smart
they are.
Most young
kids I have
ran across
have the ten-
dency to use
slang in
every form of
conversation which portrays
them as not smart. It even took
me a while to break out of talk-
ing that way when I was
younger. I don't believe they are
really downplaying their intelli-
gence, it just has a lot to do
with the neighborhoods they
live in. You can't be an outcast."

"No, I
think they
act the way
the way they
do because
they have a
lack of inter-
est in the
things they
do. There
are no plat-
forms or
outlets for them to display their
intelligence. It might seem as if
they don't want to act smart
with some of their actions, but
if you talk to some of these kids
out here you will notice that
they are very intelligent."

Compiled byTerrell Clayton

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In so doing they pay a heavy
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potential loss due to theft, as Mr.
Guillen discovered, but also in the
credit histories that these house-
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integration in the mainstream'
financial system."
In addition to underserving the
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tomers, Golden said financial
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selves with their "incredible
shrinking grace period." He con-
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late fees, overlimit fees and bal-

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be the same direction people's
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see that the outstanding balance
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A forgiving father who Heavenly Father. As we
accepted his son, now broke observe Father's Day, let us
and repentant, back into pray that the next great
the family circle, revival in America will be for
A loving father who ran to more fathers who fill their
his son, embraced and roles after the example of the
kissed him and had a ban- Heavenly Father.
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home. earth rich in resources;
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Annual Sunrise Ancestral
Remembrance of the
Middle Passage on
June 18

The thirteenth Annual
Sunrise Ancestral Remem-
brance of the Middle
Passage will take place on
Sunday, June 18, begin-
ning at 5:45 a.m. at
Historic Virginia Key Beach
Park in Miami. The ceremo-
ny honors the land and the
Native populations as well
as the memory of the mil-
lions who perished in the
forced ocean crossing dur-
ing the centuries of the
Atlantic "slave trade" and
those who survived to build
new nations which we now
call home.
Traditional offerings of
fruits, grains, flowers and
other appropriate items are
welcome, as well as drum-
mers and musicians and
free and open participation.
The Park entrance is at the
second traffic signal, on
Rickenbacker Causeway,
just before the bridge to Key
Biscayne. For further infor-
mation, call 786-260-1246
or 305-904-7620.
Joseph Caleb Auditorium
5400 NW 22 Ave.
Sunshine Blues
Festival Presents
Legend Clarence Carter
Concert offered as part of
National Black Music Month
Saturday, June 17:
For 15 years, many
'greats' from the world of
the performing arts have
graced the stage at Joseph
Caleb Auditorium.
Beginning at 8 p.m., world-
renowned blues musician
Clarence Carter will join
that list of legendary per-
formers 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
poignancy 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

immediately gravitated to
music, teaching himself
guitar by listening to the
blues classics 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 needed for gener-
al admission and can be
purchased at the Caleb Box
Office. For more informa-
tion on events presented at
Joseph Caleb Auditorium,
call 305-636-2350.
Diaspora Vibe Gallery
3839 N Miami Ave Design
Full Circle: A Journey
Within Exhibition
Diaspora Vibe Gallery
presents Full Circle: A
Jourrwey Wiithin, a solo
exhibit by Luisa Mesa. In
richly colored paintings,
Mesa frames the transper-
sonal through her repre-
sentations of mandalas.
Using the language of
abstraction and the form of
the circle, Mesa explores
personal and collective
journeys. The gallery will be
transformed with canvasses
of all sizes adorned with
rhythmic lines, dots and
spirals. Exhibition runs
through July 22. Call 305-
Fire, Drumming,
Dance, Masquerade -
Black Families
Celebrate Afican
Women's Week
Ngozi Seed in partnership
with Praises Natural
Products and Black Brits present the Black
Family Retreat in commem-
oration of the Seventh
Annual Afrikan Women's
Week. Events will take
place on Saturday, June 24
and Sunday, June 25 at
Greynolds Park Camp-
grounds, located at 22nd
Avenue and Miami Gardens
Drive (186th Street).
Afrikan Women's Week
falls on the Summer
Solstice every year, running
from June 21 through the
28th. The purpose of the
week is to honor, empower
and celebrate Black women.
This year, we will be com-
memorating the week
through the Black Family
Retreat bringing families
together to celebrate the
woman's strengths, natural
beauty, intelligence, inge-
nuity and the positive role
that she has assumed in
the building of great civi-
lizations throughout histo-
ry. This retreat also seeks
to empower families
through workshops and
presentations on health,
education, economics, fam-
ily and community.
The Black Family retreat
is packed with events that
the whole family will enjoy.
The weekend's itinerary
includes a Children's
Village (yoga, painting,
drumming, dance); Adult
Dance Work-shop; Teaching
Early Literacy Presentation;
Wholistic Health/Wellness
Presentation; Natural
Birthing Midwife/Doula
Circle; Wholistic Health
Screenings; Connection
Between Health and Beauty
Workshop; Vegetarian/Live
Food Preparation Hands on
Workshop; Capoiera
(African Brazilian martial
art) Demonstration; Sunset
Fire Drumming; Afrikan
Dance Performance and
Afrikan-Haitian Dance Per-
formance; Moonlight Mas-

quarade featuring Graemat-
ter from Brooklyn, NY.
This coming together cel-
ebrates our women and by
extension, ourselves, and is
a powerful move towards
individual, family and com-
munity empowerment. Call
Old Dillard Museum
1009 N.W. 4th St., Ft.

'Rhythm Suite:
Bamboo Skyladders &
Metal Dreamscapes'
RhyLthn Suite: Ba-mboo
Skyladders &. Metal Drearcm-
scapes." The exhibition fea-
tures a series of elegant
bamboo art, highly
acclaimed decorative pieces
in a combination of mixed
media and acrylic on bam-
boo construction and alu-
minum. The collaborative

works of artists Alonzo
Davis and Kevin Cole
bounces with creativity.
The beauty and elegance
of their artwork is the very
essence of their art and
captivates with its awe-
someness while sending an
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Opa-locka tutoring program wins awards for changing lives

By Rence M. Harris

Viable solutions to ending
Black on Black crime seem few
and far between. Sociologists,
psychologists and other
experts cite any number of
social issues that contribute to
inner city violence unem-
ployment, inadequate housing,
lack of education, poverty, etc.
Of the crimes perpetuated
against Blacks by Blacks, the
most insidious, of course, is
As experts continue to
scratch their heads about the
intractable problem, local col-
lege students have taken mat-
ters into their own hands. The
Phoenix Tutoring program was
created because of its 23 year
old director's concern with the
low reading scores of Black
students he mentored. It has
morphed into something far
Preventing Black on Black
crime has emerged as the pre-
dominant focus of Phoenix
Tutoring. The program's direc-
tor, Starex Smith, recognizes
the connection between educa-
tion and violent crime. The
more one has of the former, the
less likely he is to become
involved in the latter.
"We teach the kids how to

solve problems through non-
violence," Smith said. The
teaching methods employ more
than the usual. Discussions
about murders that happen in
and around their 'Triangle'
community, where most of the
program's students are from,
happen often. "We expose it for
what it is," Smith said.
The group's work is getting
attention. The Opa-locka based
program entered the Howard J.
Leonhardt New Venture
Challenge to learn more about
writing effective business
The contest, based at Florida
International University's
Eugenio Pino and Family
Global Entrepreneurship
Center awarded the group its
top award of $15,000. To their
very pleasant surprise, the
group was also the recipient of
the Social Entrepreneurship
award and its $2500 cash
"We beat 60 teams," Smith
said. In addition to submitting
a written description of the
tutoring program that has
helped elementary students to
increase their writing scores,
the group provided a cost ben-
efit analysis. The analysis was
able to demonstrate the pro-
jected societal savings associ-
ated with raising the academic

Dwayne Caines, Mark Sylvestre, Steven Benyard, unidenti-
fied supporter, Starex Smith, Dr. Allan L. Carsrud and Gerald

level of inner city students.
Colleen Post, associate direc-
tor of the center said the pro-
gram won because "they
already have a proven track
record of success." Smith's
passion for what he does,
according to Post, "has won
over everyone in this office."
Smith was accompanied to
The Miami Times by two of his
students, twin brothers
Demetrius and Darius
Saunders, 11. Both boys said
that their grades had improved

since they began attending the
program two years ago. Smith
does not 'sugar coat' the boys'
behavior. He and they readily
admit that improvement is nec-
In a recent role-play activity
involving one participant
shooting the other because of
damage done to his car, Smith
said the Saunders brothers
and their peers were able to see
the absurdity of killing some-
one over an inanimate object.
When one student "killed" the

other after his car had been
smashed, Smith asked him,
"now what?" "I know that made
an effect on them, I could see it
in their faces." the 23-year old
The young man with the neat
dreadlocks and engaging eyes
is employed as the assistant to
the Opa-locka city manager.
His concern for the future of
Black children drives him pro-
fessionally and personally.
Smith said he moved from the
suburbs of Miami Lakes to
Opa-locka because "kids need
to see Black professionals liv-
ing in their community."
Smith said in addition to see-
ing Black professionals in their
midst on a daily basis, young
Blacks must learn about and
feel connected to Black History.
"When we teach a lesson, we tie
Black History into the lessons,"
he said. Many of the students
were surprised to learn that
Blacks were the founders of
algebra, Smith said.
Although a part of the city of
Opa-locka's parks and recre-
ation department, the program
is staffed by college students
from Black Student Unions of
Florida International
University, University of
Miami, Florida Atlantic
University, Johnson and Wales
and St. Thomas Universities.

Smith said the group has been
unable to secure participation
from Florida Memorial
The non-profit program's
services includes tutoring,
mentoring, culturally stimulat-
ing field trips and although not
officially a part of its program,
case management. Smith said
the program is unique in that it
seeks out students by visiting
the Triangle and Garden apart-
ments two areas of Opa-locka
overwhelmed by crime and
Smith is especially proud of
the group's field trip to Fort
Moses, America's first Black
settlement. The St. Augustine
tourist attraction was settled
by runaway slaves from
Georgia and the Carolinas.
Smith is adamant that his
students learn that "we
[Blacks] were a very intricate
force in the creation of
America." He contends that by
teaching students about their
rich history and helping to
them to feel connected to it, the
program can help them to
learn to value self a quality
experts say is missing in the
lives of those murdering each
For more information on
Phoenix Tutoring, contact
Smith at 786-256-7363.

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3,729 calls in first 30 days

A month after launching an
extensive multi-media public
awareness campaign, The
Children's Trust 211 Helpline
has achieved a remarkable
milestone. Operated by the
Switchboard of Miami, the 211
call center is now handling ten
times the number of calls it
was previously receiving,
assisting 3,729 people in the
first 30 days since the cam-
paign launched.
Through English, Spanish
and Creole television, radio,
outdoor and print advertising,
as well as a comprehensive
public relations and grassroots
community outreach cam-
paign, The Children's Trust is
reaching the public, informing
them of the 211 helpline's
many services.
Although this spike in calls is
a great achievement in a short
period of time, The Children's
Trust is continuing to reach
out to the community so even
more people become aware that
operators are standing by,
ready to take their phone calls
about child care, summer pro-
grams, health care, teen
issues, parenting questions,
substance abuse, family vio-
lence, crisis intervention and
much more.
"We're counting on the media
to help us keep the public
informed about the availability
of this valuable community
resource," said Modesto E.
Abety, President and CEO of
The Children's Trust. "By part-
nering with the media, we'll be
able to reach many more peo-

ple than we ever could on our
To date, 68% of callers have
been in the 18-59 age range,
most of which are comprised of
parents and families. The
helpline is also able to track
the types of needs for which
callers are dialing 211. The top
five reasons for calls consist of
issues related to family and
teens, health, basic needs, gov-
ernment-related matters and
The Children's Trust funded
the 211 helpline, following the
successful model of other 211
help lines currently available in
municipalities throughout 40
states. Recognizing that the
greatest obstacle to addressing
family needs is knowing where
to go for help or information,
The Trust decided to fully fund
211 in Miami-Dade County to
make this resource and referral
line available to everyone in our
community: Now, by dialing
211 on a land line, parents,
caregivers and adolescents can
reach specially trained
Switchboard of Miami coun-
selors, 24 hours a day, 7 days
a week, in English, Spanish
and Creole via The Children's
Trust Helpline.
For now, cell phone users
can access the same call center
by dialing 305-631-4211.
Within the next two to three
months, 211 is expected to be
universally accessed through
all cell phones providers.
Images of the public awareness
campaign can be downloaded

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Remembering my father

A huge part of learning to like myself

involved forgiving my daddy

As we approach Father's
Day, my thoughts are on the
man whose presence and
absence in my life made me
who I am. Clinton Hollinger,
Sr., my daddy, was for many
years the object of my disdain.
Not anymore. With age

comes wisdom and thankfully
an increased capacity for for-
giveness. My daddy never did
anything to hurt me. It was
what he did not do that
messed me up.
My parents split up when I
was very young. My mother,


imy brothers and
I moved to
Miami to be near
her family while
my daddy
remained in New
Jersey with his
'other' family. My contact with
him over the years was spo-
radic and almost never initiat-
ed by him.
I spent a lot of my tender
years being angry at a man
who, for reasons I later
learned, chose not to include
me in his life. I was angry with
him for robbing me of a
chance to be 'daddy's girl.' I
was angry with him for the
childhood traumas I endured

- traumas I thought a
daddy's presence would have
obviated. I was angry with him
for not being there, for not
remembering my birthdays
and for choosing his 'other'
family over me.
Enlightenment about my
daddy began to unfold the day
before lie died. A sudden
strong urge for my then two
year old daughter to meet her
grandfather overtook me after
receiving a telephone call
informing me that he was near
death. He transitioned before
we could arrive in New Jersey.
His funeral the next day felt
That was 1988. What hap-
pened over the 16 years that
followed involved me learning
more about my daddy's life to
help me to understand his role
in mine.

A quote from Maya Angelou
helped me to understand that
if my daddy could've been
there for me. lie would have. I
had to de-personalize my per-
spective of his life and recog-
nize that the pain I accused
him of causing was not inten-
The choices my daddy made
about his presence in my life
had nothing to do with me and
everything to do with him and
the agony he could not escape.
None of the decisions he made
ever began with, "let me see
how much pain I can cause
my daughter."
When we're caught up in our
own pain, it is easy to con-
vince ourselves that the
source of the heartache is pur-
posely wreaking havoc in our
world. Nothing is further from
the truth. People cannot give

what they do not have.
For reasons that absent
fathers all across the country
accept as their truth, my
daddy could not show love to
himself. And if he could not
show himself love, he certainly
could not show it to me.
One of my favorite pictures
is of my daddy in his white
barber's smock, eating a plate
of food. I am around two years
old, standing nearby watching
him. There is a look of antici-
pation on my face as though I
was waiting for him to finish
his meal so that we could have
some daddy/daughter time. I
do know whether we did or
What I do know is that my
daddy was a generous, fun-
loving, talented and incredibly
flawed man. In other words,
he was human.

Visit to medical examiner proves "death is not kind"

continued from 1A

likely he won't know any of the
3200 people whose remains
have or will pass through his
loading door this year.
Within twenty four hours of
arriving at the ME's office,
every person that dies from an
unnatural cause in Miami Dade
County will have their chest cut
open, vital organs examined
and weighed and corpses refrig-
erated at 40 degrees until
retrieved by the funeral home of
their family's choice. Cameron
said the quick turn-around is
to help families who are anx-
ious to receive the remains of
their deceased loved ones.
In an effort to familiarize
youth offenders with the finali-
ty of death, Cameron presents a
SPower Point presentation twice
each year to a group of local

boot campers. The former
school teacher and principal
repeated the presentation for
The Miami Times.
The images reflected on the
slides are of people who,
moments before their last
breath, were full of life.
Teenagers drag racing. A young
wife hopeful about life after her
pending escape from an abusive
husband. Gifted student turned
thug gang banger. Heroin addict
high off the overflow of.the drug
coursing through his veins.
The Power Point images are
gruesome and real and shock-
ing. Cameron hopes they reach
the youth. "If I can save one of
them, then it was worth it."
On a tour of the facility, the
largest east of the Mississippi,
the lobby and offices on the
upper floor resemble any pro-
fessional office environment.
Cameron said it is important

that people visiting not be greet-
ed with the sight and smell of
death. On the lower floors that
house the morgue, freezers and
autopsy room, death's sight and
smell are unmistakable.
The morning's work had been
thoroughly cleaned away in the
autopsy room, however, death
was in the air. When Cameron
opens one of three freezers,
although preserved at 40
degrees, the scent of death is
clearly identifiable.
The route to the freezer is the
same for all. A loading dock
awaits the deceased brought to
the ME's office. All undergo the
same intake process. Each body
is weighed and photographed
before being loaded into the ele-
vator en route to the autopsy
room. Regardless of the per-
son's apparent cause of death,
all homicide, suicide, accident
and disaster victims undergo an

All bodies entering the medical
examiner's office are weighed and

autopsy to determine how they
As fans of Crime Scene
Investigation and other forensic
television shows know, what
appears to be factual to the
naked eye is not always true.
Cameron said the examination
of the body and its organs
reveals -information that help
the coroner to determine the
person's exact cause of death.
The images in the Power Point
presentation tell stories about
the deceased. The heroin
addict's final photo is full of
irony and the. sense of invinci-
bility that most teens possess.
"This guy has a tattoo on his
back," Cameron said. It read in
all caps, 'UNTOUCHABLE.'
One image is of an 18 year old
woman whose friends dumped
her on the front lawn of a house
after she died while using beer
and cocaine. "This woman's

friends left her laying in a front
yard...they just drove off,"
Cameron said.
An image of three young
Black bodies sprawled in the
grass, dead after stealing a car
and going for a joy-ride that
ended when the car went air-
borne after crashing through
the guard rails on 1-95.
A gifted student, '"who was
very, very bright...he had 12
separate gun shot wounds to
the body" shot dead by rival
gang members in a crime that
shocked all who knew him.
"Seventeen-year old kid,"
selling drugs outside of Edison
High school.
"Our hearts go out to all the
families. We want to cry along
with them, but we can't. We
have to be professional...We
have eleven medical doctors
here but we cannot restore

Local preacher spreads love through gospel and free meals

continued from 1A

throughout the community.
Pastor Burnice Mikell knows
all-too-well what it's like to
experience drug addiction,
street peddling, hopelessness
and homelessness. That is
why he is dedicated to helping
to reform the wayward by pro-
viding gospel direction of eter-
nal life and salvation.
In an interview with The
Times, Mikell said that he gets
a joy out of being a "servant of
the people of the community
by any means necessary ... by
helping people to know Jesus
... by helping people to help
For the past seven years,
Pastor Mikell has been serving
Stwo types of food: nourish-
Sment for the stomach and sus-
Stenance for the soul.
His path to the crown of
Glory took some trials and
Many tribulations to obtain.
Mikell has been there and
Done that, a self-described
drug feign of multiple sub-
stances for 28 years. He shot
cocaine and heroin for 15
years, did crack for ten and
was homeless for six. "I know
what it's-like to be rejected by
society," he said.
He said he is commissioned
to perform within the capacity
of his "perfect work," vehe-
mently he sermonized "let the

redeemed of the Lord say so"
as scriptural collateral of his
unerring faith.
Little did he know that while
homeless and living beneath
bridges, he would be called to
do what he does. Mikell said
the Lord was waiting for him
to get his house in order. He's
glad he listened. Mikell said
that "many are called but few
are chosen" to stand on the
front line of a healing service.
One of Mikell's parishioners
Sister Vera has confidence in
his ministry. She told The
Times that five short years ago.
her life shifted by 180 degrees.
While at a bar she was known
to frequent and in forlorn spir-
it, she said Pastor Mikell
walked up to her and said "it's
gon' be all right sista."
The 'Triangle' local used to
live at 1502 Duval Street with
her three daughters. She said
from the time she met Mikell
on, she no longer desired to
live her life as a woman of
libidinous leisures, but to take
up the cloth of Christ's saving
The outdoor service beckons
individuals from all walks and
stripes of life looking to be fed
by foods covered with alu-
minum foil or words on the
pages of the Bible. Drug
addicts, the homeless, the lost
and despaired, infants, chil-
dren and seniors congregate
each Thursday between

Triangle residents stand in line to be served.

Lincoln and Johnson streets
for the meals.
Although his work is support-
ed by donations of cash, food
and supplies, Mikell said his
mission is navigated by spiritu-
al faith and not that which can
be seen and assessed by his
eyes. He said the Lord contin-
ues to hold him up and allows
him to carry out his ordained
duty to help the helpless.

He waxes poetic when speak-
ing about his source. With or
without community donations,
Mikell knows that his commu-
nity service initiative will thrive
because "if there is a vision ...
God will make the provision."
Mikell said that God gave
him the visual and a duty to
render. He confirms that he
"was called for this work" for
such a time as this to let the

people know that Jesus is the
answer and that he is a
"rewarder of those that dili-
gently seek him."
Famous pastor and gospel
singer Shirley Caesar sang "it's
hard to come into contact with
Jesus and still be the same."
Sis. Vera seems to be a living
testimony. She said when she
encountered Mikell and wit-
nessed his spirit and compas-

sion, she "had to get a hold of
God," adding that "it ain't noth-
in like havin' a piece of the
Sharing the bread of life,
feeding the hungry'and clothing
those unaware of their options
are all a part of what makes
Mikell the people's champ.
As diligent as he is, he is
generous with the glory. He
said that he couldn't perform
his duties without the assis-
tance of Elder Kenneth Duke
and his ministers at New
Jerusalem Primitive Baptist
Church and Dr. George E. Me
Rae of Mt. Tabor Missionary
Baptist Church of Liberty City.
As Jesus is storied to have
washed his disciples' feet, a
humbled Mikell strives to be
Christ-like. He references
John 34:13: "A new command
I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you
must love one another. By this
all men will know that you are
my disciples, if you love one
"That's what we're doing
here at New Vision of Hope
Ministries ... we're spreading
the love," he said.
The church service and The
Miami Times interview were
concluded via benediction.
"May the Lord watch .
between you and me . while
we're absent . one from
another ... in Jesus name ...
Amen," prayed Mikell.

Promising football future in jeopardy for South Dade graduate

continued from 1A

The school police were dis-
patched and maced the boys in
order to break them up while
fighting on the ground.
Williams said as he tried to get
oxygen by kneeling on all
fours, Officer Garcia grabbed
him by his dreads and told him
to get on the ground. "I didn't
understand why he was telling
me to get down on the ground,
I was already down," said
Williams. He claims Garcia
struck him with his baton
three times on the left arm,
where he had previous wounds
from childhood. A crowd of
spectators then formed, yelling
thait the actions of the officer
were unnecessary. Williams
said he was forced belly down
and limandcuffed. He was not
read his rights nor understood
why he was being penalized for
the fight. The officer continued
to use "excessive force" by
jerking his arms, popping his
shoulder out of place while
being escorted to the police

"At that point I said to Garcia
if we were out on the streets he
wouldn't have done that," said
Williams. He feels that his
words were misinterpreted as a
threat. After being transported
to Robert Morgan School, the
vocational location for school
police, Williams refused to
speak with anyone except his
mother and physician. Garcia
responded, "I was only going to
arrest you for disorderly con-
duct, but since you don't want
to talk, you just got another
charge for threatening a police
officer and that's a felony,"
according to Williams. Once
charged with a felony, main-
taining a college's acceptance
or scholarship is jeopardized
and federal funding such as
grants are unpermitted.
German Davala, a witness to
the incident, reported that the
situation was "uncalled for
because he was already on the
ground."Davala said the boys
who initiated the fight original-
ly confronted iln for an alter-
Fation. When Williams took

errty neniey
Williams' mother
notice that something was
wrong, he came over to assist.
Davala said that once the fight
broke out, police officers used
unnecessary force on Williams
by grabbing his hair and using
the baton. Upon release,
Williams received medical
attention and was told he sus-
tained a blood clot and a dislo-
cated shoulder.
Williams reportlc (o school

to pick up his cap and gown
that following Monday. He. was
told by officers that he could
return his books, but would
not be able participate in com-
mencement. Williams had met
all requirements needed to
graduate, but was suspended
from school, preventing him
from attending school activi-
ties. He nor his family was
privy to this information.
Williams' mother, Betty
Hensley, was allowed to pick
up his diploma that following
Thursday. "I have called what-
ever outlet I can 'cause I want
people to know how they did
my son." Hensley said. She
feels that her son should have
been able to attend graduation.
John Schuster, a spokesman
for the Miami-Dade Public
Schools, said Williams was
unable to attend commence-
ment because of his suspen-
sion. "Once a student is sus-
pended from school, they are
unable to participate in any
school activities, including
coi ncllllllCllc( cmll That is a priv-
ilege." said Scliuster.

According to his report,
Williams was subdued for not
cooperating and was charged
with a third-degree felony for
verbally threatening Garcia.
Schuster's reports did not indi-
cate that he had been struck
by the baton, but attributes
this to the fact that police
reports tend to be more thor-
ough than those received by
the school board. "Whether or
not he will be able to attend
college is up to that institu-
tion," Schuster concluded.
Williams and his family have
since attended a pretrial hear-

ing where the charges were
reduced to a misdemeanor for
resisting arrest without vio-
lence. If documentation is filed
in a timely manner, Williams
may not be in jeopardy of los-
ing his scholarship.
Williams and Hensley are
grateful that the charges were
reduced, yet still claim his
innocence and hope that the
charges will be dropped before
his departure to Kansas in
Phone calls to the school
principal and arresting officer
were not returned.

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

8A Th Mi i Ti s June 1 6


Reading can

lead to 'balling'

By Jarrell Douse
Miami Times Writer

A crisp, slightly breezy brush of a wind provided a nat-
ural comfort for the 'Young Ballers' informal reception
held recently at Hotel Victor. The posh event was spon-
sored by Nina Packer, founder of Readers Make Leaders,
a nonprofit organization based in Atlanta.
Packer, a native Miamian and former Scott Lake com-
munity resident, said that she returned home to South
Florida to encourage young Blacks to excel through
reading and compre-
hension. Encouraging
reading is the primary
focus of her RML foun-
Packer said that in
order for today's gener-
ation to advance as a
part of mainstream
America, "it is impor-
tant that our youth
know the limitless pos-

attained via the ability
to effectively communi-
Packer is concerned
about more than read-
Nina and Will Packer ing skills. She said her
return to her home-
town was borne of what she sees as a need for young
urban youth to have "concrete" people to look up to.
The festivity exposed the youth to successful physi-
cians, lawyers, motion picture producers and directors,
who according to Packer's spouse, Will, "look just like
you [Black]."
Ali Muhammad, founder of 21st Century Hustle mag-
azine, defined what being a young ballerr' entails.
Muhammad, also a former resident of Scott Lake who
now lives in New York, said that ballin' is "being able to.
do what you want to do when you want to do it and
love what you do everyday." He remembers growing up
in Miami and recalls that individuals with valuable
insight during his adolescence were scarce.
Please turn to READING 12B

North Miami mayor

initiates backpack drive
The end of the school year marks the end of many
times in a child's life, including the backpack that she
has brought to school. After the school year, those
backpacks are "retired" even if they are in good condition
for a brand-new carrying pouch for the next school year.
Mayor Kevin A. Burns would like to see us put thosd
discarded backpacks to good use. "I've seen childreor
that are lucky enough to have a new backpack every
month, but I also know of children that use plastic bags
to bring their books to and from school." For this reason,
Mayor Burns has initiated a Summer Backpack
Donation Drive. From now through August 7, the City of
North Miami is accepting donations of backpacks in the
city hall lobby. If you have a new or "gently used" back-
pack that you would like to donate, stop by North Miami
City Hall (776 NE 125 Street). Donation of school sup-
plies and corporate donations (imprinted items such as
bags, pencils, pens, etc.) are also accepted.
Mayor Burns hopes to distribute 1,000 backpacks
filled with school supplies to students in North Miami
Feeder Pattern schools that would otherwise not have a
backpack for school. For additional information, please
contact 305-895-9891 or the Mayor/Council Office at
305-893-6511, ext. 12183.

Dean graduates from Hampton
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Taylor,
Sr. wish to congratulate their
son, Dean Jr. who recently
received his B.S. degree in
Business from Hampton
University on May 14.
Wherever the future may
lead, may you always have
the wisdom and strength to
follow your dreams . the
courage and ambition to
meet new challenges .. and
may you know the happiness
and pride that come with
success! Dean Taylor, Jr.

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle and Athalie Range unveil the new
Rosa Parks Boulevard street sign that will designate NW 32nd Avenue, from North
River Drive to NW 79th Street, as Rosa Parks Boulevard on June 7, at the Martin
Luther King Memorial Park in Miami. Miami-Dade County/ Ben Thacker

Community leaders unveil

new Rosa Parks street sign

Miami-Dade County
Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle
unveiled the new street sign that
will hang over N.W. 32nd Avenue,
from N.W. 79th Street to
North River Drive during
a recent ceremony at the
Martin Luther King Jr.
Memorial Park in
District 2. The portion of
the street was co-desig-
nated Rosa Parks
Boulevard in honor of
the late civil rights
leader. Commissioner
Vice-Chairman Dennis
C. Moss and community
leader Athalie Range
joined Commissioner
Rolle for the ceremony.
"It is a perfect tribute
to Rosa Parks," said PA
Commissioner Rolle.
"She helped make fellow
Americans aware of the history of
the civil right[s] struggle. Her
extraordinary actions have made
her [a] true pioneer to the civil
rights movement."
Rosa Parks, who died in October


2005, was best known for igniting
the civil rights movement by refus-
ing to give her bus seat to a white
passenger. Her subsequent arrest
gave rise to the civil
rights movement,
which catapulted the
then-unknown Martin
Luther King, Jr. into
the national spotlight.
The Supreme Court
challenge that ulti-
mately ended Jim Crow
Slaws is largely accepted
to have resulted from
her defiant actions.
"Rosa Parks believed
that people have the
courage and dedication
to make this country
better than it is," said
RKS Commissioner Rolle.
When addressing the
crowd, he urged them to follow in
Rosa Parks' footsteps, "you should
live up to that Rosa Parks' belief
and make this world we live in a
better place for your children,
grandchildren and great grand-

Congratulation to Reverend Dr. McCray

Reverend Dr. Frances Louvenia
Hollomon McCray, Associate
Pastor of New Birth Baptist
Church Cathedral of Faith
International, graduated on May
28, Summa Cum Laude, Doctor of
Ministry from Jacksonville
Theological Seminary.
Congratulations! From all of us.
We are very proud of you.

Kendrick Meek honors fathers

Families welcome at
Meek Picnic on June 17
Congressman Kendrick B. Meek
announced that he will host a
Father's Day Appreciation Picnic
on Saturday, June 17 from 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. in Miami Gardens. The
event will be held at Buccaneer
Park located at 3100 NW 207
Street and is free and open to all
"I think it's important that our
community comes together to

honor our fathers,"
Meek said. "This will
be a great afternoon
of food, games and
music for every
member of the fami-
ly and I encourage
everyone to bring
their families to
Buccaneer Park on
Saturday, June 17." MEEK
Food will be pro-
vided at no cost at the event. For
more information, please contact

New Shiloh hosts its

annual church revival

Pastor E. Dewey Smith Pastor D.L. Powell
New Shiloh Baptist Church, located at 1350 NW 95"'
Street, will host it Annual Church Revival June 26-28 at 7
p.m. This year we our honored to have Pastor E. Dewey
Smith, Pastor of the Greater Travelers Rest Church of
Decatur, Georgia, as our guest evangelist.
We are inviting you, your friends and neighbors to
come up to Shiloh and worship with us. It promises to be
an elevating experience! All services are free and open to
the public.
For more information, please call 305-835-8280.

Students win Brain Bowl contest
-Pres- The 3rd. An nua*

Pros The 3rd. Annual

Pictured from left to right: Top row Reverend P. Johns,
Commissioner Dorrin Rolle's Chief of Staff; Dr. Edith C. Hall,
Principal, Van E Blanton Elementary School; Shekina D.
Donaldson, Kinad, Inc.; Bernice Fidelia Morris, District Director,
Miami-Dade District 2.
Bottom row Natalie Saint-Fleur, Briana Saffold, Jeffrey
Elisbrun, Tairilyn Taylor and team captain Michel Michelot.
Miami-Dade County/ Ben Thacker
Five Van E. Blanton Elementary school students were
awarded a $5,000 prize and tickets to Disney World for
winning the third annual Brain Bowl competition on May
26. County Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle sponsored the
competition that tested the students in Black history and
mathematics. The second place team from Henry R.
Reeves Elementary received a $1,000 prize.

Come witness

trial sermon of

Sister Gilbert

Sister Tamara Gilbert

We proudly invite you
to come and witness the
trial sermon of Sister
Tamara Gilbert at Carrie
P. Meek/ Westview
Elementary, 2101 NW
127th Street on June 25
at 3 p.m.
Reverend Frankie B.
Quinn, Sr. is the pastor.

Reverend Earnest Ryals

Rock of Ages hosts
pastoral anniversary

The 15th Pastoral
Anniversary of Reverend
Johnny White, Jr., Rock of
Ages Missionary Baptist
Church, convenes June 13-25.
Guest pastor, Reverend
Earnest Ryals and congrega-
tion, St. James A.M.E. Church
of Nicholls, GA on June 18 at
11 a.m.

Vanessa C. Mason awarded Bachelor of Arts Degree from Yale

During the Commencement
Exercises at Yale University in
New Haven, Connecticut held
on May 22, Vanessa Christine
Mason received the Bachelor of
Arts Degree in Psychology with
Distinction (Honors). The acco-
lade of "Distinction" is awarded
to those students achieving an
"A" average in the courses in
their major field of study and a
grade of "A" on a senior
essay/project. The ceremonies
for the actual presentation of
the diplomas occurred in the
enclaves of the twelve residen-
tial colleges of Yale University.

The residential college system
is based upon structures origi-
nating at Oxford and
Cambridge Universities in
England. Timothy Dwight
College, one of the twelve, was
home to Vanessa during her
four years at Yale University.
Vanessa is to be congratulat-
ed on her numerous achieve-
ments, accomplishments and
activities during her time at
Yale University. Her participa-
tion in numerous social,
church and community service
activities complemented the
rigorous academic pursuits.

Vanessa C. Mason

The following are highlights of
some of Vanessa's more
notable experiences.
As a freshman and new to
Yale University, Vanessa con-
tinued her commitment to
serve others by involving her-
self in such activities as tutor-
ing elementary students in
math and science at inner-city
schools and fund-raising bene-
fits for those in need, particu-
larly victims of the tsunami in
As a member/officer in Alpha
Phi Omega, a national service
fraternity, Vanessa was chiefly

responsible for the initiation,
organization and execution
"Communiversity Day." This
now annual event is an out-
reach effort by Yale University
to maintain relations with the
New Haven community at large
while providing entertainment,
service and education during a
fun-filled event.
Vanessa also served as copy
editor for Yale Daily News for
three years. Vanessa also
authored and published an
article in the Yale Scientific
As a founding member of an

American Red Cross at Yale
University, Vanessa organized
several blood drivers. Vanessa
performed as a member of one
of Yale's students contempo-
rary dance groups on numer-
ous occasions.
Selection for membership in
one the "secret societies"
(Ceres) at Yale provided
Vanessa opportunities for
growth and exposure to
different world views. Vanessa
served on the Judicial Student
Committee which was respon-
sible for adjudicating students'
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The Miami Times, June 14-20, 2006 11B

God is still speaking

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-Ieed lo go to ailswer this ques-
tion is tie Word ol God. Read
John Io: 2b 28. Jesi-s tells
l:s liic i f c bIelong ito Him.
and a,e His sleep. we should

rcognize His voice. Are there
any of you who have parents.
and you do not recognize their
voices when they speak to you?
Are any of you married and
you do not know your spouse's
voice on the phone? We should
also recognize the voice of our
Shepherd who should be lead-
ing us and we should be follow-
ing Him.
One of the ways that I always
share with others about know-


Saved to sin

Perhaps this titlel ha>
already puzzled you; but as
you continue to read I am cei
tain ihat you will find clarity
to wiat appears to be a very
confusing title, saved to sin! I
can clearly recall my early
years before Chrisi and no
ooubl it was clear Lu everyone
thai i was walking in sin, it
was never a guessing game for
the onlookers. As a matter of
fact there were times when
folks wxouid sat I wish he
would c(anii.. I was deep in

God Word God Way Church,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
lor, invilic, you to celebrate
Father Day with then oi,
June 18 ia 4 p.m. For more
information. call 786-258-

Truth in Christ Spiritual
Church welco ies you to their
Pastois ilfth Anniversary on
June 14 thru June 18 at 11
am. On June 17 at 7:30 pm
they will holdI a concert fealtu--
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Baptist (:hurc li

Triumphing Io Jesus
Christ Faith Holiness
Church invites you to their
Revival lroiim June 19-23 at
7:30 nightly

Apostolic Faith Rescue
Mission, Winston Neison, pas-
tor, will be having a "Love
Busters Marriage Conference"
on June 15 thru June 17 at
7:30 p.m. nightly. For more


Humana is offering lree one
hour educational meetings to
learn about medicare enroll-
ment from now io June 30. For
more information call 305-

The Family of Doris Ison
(Founder of CHI) and Taylor
Family Reunion will be held
June 23-2 at i the Homestead
Sports Comlpl ex Foi more
information. call Carolyn
Taylor-Pates at 786-493-9523.

A Caring Pregnancy Center
invilte tihe community to
attend its first: Anniversary
Open i-ious( June 18 from
2:30 4:30 p..i For more infor-
mation. call 305-893-2944.

FAMU'S marching band is
raising lundss for new uniforms
and instruments. Public dona-
tions are requested. Please
send ail donations to Florida A
& M University, Office of
Alumni Affairs. Room 100, Lee
Hall. lallahasset:, Fl. 32307-
3100 Pieasc put Band Fund
on yvoIl che< il

Scott Lake Optimist Club is
now accepting registration for
football and cleer-leaders from
6 to 8 p.m. every Mon.,
Wed. and F Phiysicals avail-
able. June 1 iiti l I 1 a.m. For
m1or1: inflior-mioit. please call
305-740-288) ui 3U5-474-
0030. Season staris. June 19.
; .: : ::
Neighbor to Family is look-
ing loi P-ro 1ssion;, Foster
Pare iit'. anti ('aregivers.
I raining, heali i belineits aind
salary available. Fo more
information call 786-433-

Class Meetings

si; and having a good time.
iinfortunateiy never realizing
Ihai the lale nights, the loose
parties wild fun and
(you fill in
the blank) came with a huge
price tag. ioday many of
those individuals whom I
once sinned with are
deceased, sick or unrecogniz-
able, but thanks be to God, I
got saved some years ago;
saved to sin?
A new concept has seemed
to have hit our churches

information, call 305-233-
The Universal Truth
Center's Workshop and
Seminars series present a
One-Day Interactive Training
Workshop on June 21 from 9
a.m. 4 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call 305-624-4991.

The Memorial Temple
Baptist Church, Ellise Cox,
pastor, invites you to their
-Annual Women's Confer-ence
on June 16 at 7 pm and June
17 at 9 a.m. For more informa-
tion, call 305-624-2502.
New Mt. Calvary
Missionary Baptist Church,
Reverend Albert Jones, pastor,
will have its annual Youth
Revival on June 21-23 at 7:30

God's Way Assembly F.C.
Inc., Reverend Karl A.
Jackson, pastor, invites you to

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.

Carol City's Class of 1987
is having a 20th year class
reunion on June 26 at 6:30
p.m. in the cafeteria.
Miami Jackson's Class of
"71" and Edison's Class of
"71" will come together to
celebrate their 35th Class
Reunion, June 19-25 For
more information, call Gail D.
Roberts at 305-343-0839 or
Denise Marsih Thornas at 305-

Northwestern's Class of

ing if it is God speaking and
not the enemy is to ask them
what is being said. Many times
the conversation is one where
their past is constantly being
brought up to them or they feel
hurt, worthless or defeated.
This is not how the Lord talks
to us! If your past is being
thrown up in your face, God is
not doing the flinging! His
Word tells us that He is faithful
to forgive us of our sins (I John
1:9). Throughout the Bible,
God tells us Himself that He
longs to forgive us and when
He does, our sins are no longer
before Him. He says that they
are as far from Him as the east
is from the west.
God does not call us worth-
less or no good. Those are

today. It is that mindset that
salvation is a ticketed
entrance into heaven, a
license to sin on earth and a
daily lifestyle of excuses for
the sinful indulgences. The
rapper Tupac once sang, "only
God can judge me." Today he
is deceased, could it be that
he was judged by God? Saved
to sin. This word saved simply
means to be rescued, deliv-
ered or removed from poten-
tial danger.
A few weeks ago as I did
some chores around the home
I heard a scream from one of
the rooms which seemed to be
that of my three year old
daughter. It was so loud and
piercing that I knew that was
a serious problem, an urgent
problem and definitely a prob-
lem too huge for her to han-

a special Father's Day Service
on June 18 at 11 a.m. For
more information, call 305-
New Christ Tabernacle
Missionary Baptist Church,
Reverend Harold Marsh, pas-
tor, invites you to their Revival
from June 19-23 at 7:30 p.m.
Pilgrim Rest Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend
Earl Ponder, pastor, will be
hosting their Pastor's 15th
Anniversary Banquet on June
17 at 7:30 pm. For more infor-
lmation call 305-835-0116.
Booker T. Washington
Senior High School's Class of
1955 will meet on June 17 at
4 p.m. at St. Peter's African
Christ Life Center presents
Rodrigo Rodriguez in concert
on June 25 at 10:30 a.m. For
more information, call 305-
New Mount Moriah

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
Grove. For more information,
Carol City's Class of 1981
is sponsoring a get acquainted
picnic on June 25 at City Park.
For more information, call
Carol City's Class of 1987
is having a 20th year class
reunion on June 26 at 6:30
p.m. in the cafeteria.

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
inf~ tion, call 305-694-
62X .2

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786-319-3403 or 786-344-9335
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words of the enemy, not our
loving Father. But now, just as
with any good Father, He will
tell us things that we do not
always want to hear. He does
give us words of wisdom, but
also of chastisement. Be care-
ful that you do not discount or
ignore words of rebuke simply
because it is not what you
want to hear. We do this often
in the natural, but don't make
the mistake of doing this in the
spiritual. God tells us that all
good parents chastise their
children if they love them. If
our earthly parents practice
this, then how much more
will the best parent of all do
so? He said chastise now, not
abuse. But if you love your
child, you will chastise them

die. She needed help immedi-
ately! I rushed into the room
dropping everything which I
was doing and hot on my
heels was my wife. When I got
to the room I saw that my
baby had gotten stuck
between the bed and the wall;
head, shoulder and all. I
immediately lifted the oppo-
site end of the bed, never even
hesitating. I would have done
whatever it took to save my
baby. Immediately she was
saved from the grips of dan-
ger; a little shaken up but
doing fine and by the way, she
has since stopped playing in
the bed; saved to sin?
I am concerned as I observe
religious leaders today. Are
we still promoting the mes-
sage of Christ and calling
those whom we lead to live

Missionary Baptist Church,
Reverend Dennis M. Jackson,
II, pastor, will have a bash for
all the fathers after the 11 a.m.
worship service on June 18.
New Providence Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend
Vinson Davis, pastor, will have
a Minister's Wives Program on
June 17 at 6 p.m. For more
information, call 305-758-
Mt. Olive Fire Baptized
Holiness Church of God pres-
ents the Family and Friends
Gala Banquet on June 24 at 6

because you know that it
might be uncomfortable for
the moment, but the adher-
ence to your instructions by
your child will reap wisdom
and knowledge for much
God has said some hard
things to me. But the things
that He has said to me did not
hurt nearly as much as when
I did not listen. And just like
with my earthly mother, I can
look back on the things that
God has told me and know
that they were for my well
being and to profit me much.
We must stop acting like little
spoiled children who must
have their way all of the time.
And we cannot equate love
with permissiveness. Just as

godly lives? Are Christians
still being held accountable
in our churches. Is righteous-
ness and holiness still the
main thing on our religious
agendas or have we turned
blind eyes to their sins? Are
we as leaders prepared to
obey the Chief shepherd or
have we ourselves become the
only chief as God looks on?
Has the mandate for church
changed from God's way and
now it's your way? Have we
reduced the cross and fin-
ished work of Christ to
manipulation, tricks,
schemes and competition?
Have we merely allowed sin-
ful lifestyles to continue in
our congregation unconfront-
ed for fear of losing crowds?
Have we been saved to sin?
The apostle Paul in the

p.m. For more information,
contact Minister Gale
Henderson at 786-317-8016.
The Ephesians District will
sponsor the Second Annual
MaeDell McSwain Scholarship
Breakfast on June 24 at 10
a.m. at Liberty Hall. For more
information, please contact
Mrs. Joyce Smith 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

a child will tell his parent that '
he does not love him because
he will not give him what he
wants when he wants it and
how he wants it to be given,
we sometimes do this to our
heavenly Father.
Father really does know
what is best! Don't make the
mistake of ignoring the best
advice that you can get. Don't
make the mistake of not lis-
tening when He tells you to do
something even if it is not
pleasant to you. And especial-
ly do not make the mistake of
listening to the one who hates
you and wishes to destroy
you, when God is shouting
out to you every single day of
your life "I love yot!" "I love

Bible book of Romans asked a
group of Christians: shall we
continue in sin, that grace
may abound? God forbid or
no way, how is it that we who
had our nature of sin
removed, continue to live con-
stantly and consistently in
sin? You were not saved to sin ',
(paraphrased Romans 6 vers-
esl-2). Paul continues to say
that if we were baptized with
Christ with our old nature of
sin then likewise we have
been raised with Christ bear-
ing a new nature. We have not
been saved to continue in the
old practices of our past!
Saved to sin; it's about time
we set the house in order.
Continuing in sin after sal-
vation places you in the crowd
which shouted, "Crucify

more information, call 954-

God's Way Assembly,
Reverend Karl A. Jackson, pas-
tor, invites you their Morning
Divine Worship Service. For
more information, please call I
305-685-6855 or 786-287- )
******* *
New Life Family Worship -
Center, Pastor Barbara Boyce 8
and their Women's Ministry '
Summer Day Camp is open for b
registration. For more infor-
mation, call 786-417-6535. J
Please turn to CHURCH 12B

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Program urges reading

READING scends beyond Miami-Dade
continued from 9B County. Packer sees the same
hopelessness in her current
Both Packer and Muhammad home of Atlanta as well.
say that it is the responsibility RML is specifically formatted
of successful business profes- to render its services to high
sionals to actively share educa- school students. The former
tional and entrepreneurial expe- senior high school pedagogue
riences and advice with Black said that she ultimately began
youth. RML to connect ambitious
One of Packer's most passion- youth with real networking
ate affirmations is that "success opportunities and to assist
comes in a variety of forms." them in acquiring leadership
She concedes that the most skills.
successful individuals in society Packer theorized that the
aren't always those who have intertwining of business profes-
excelled academically. sionals and ceaseless reading
Muhammad agrees, summing inevitably shapes the minds
up his philosophy with "the and lives of prospective conmmu-
ones that eat the most are the nity and international leaders.
ones who grind the hardest." RML's universal message is
Packer also recommends that that the road to success is
urban youth disavow precon- advanced through perpetual
ceived notions of Black inferior- reading. Packer advises
ity. Disenfranchised youth is a teenaged youth to "keep their
oeemin e pnidlmic that tran- noses in a book."

You can't see ahead looking back!

You can't see ahead looking
through your rearview mirror.
God's mercy has a hat that will
fit every head. If you will pay
tithes, Heaven's windows will
open for you. Every good thing
comes from Heaven. Every
thing has a price. God gave His
only Son and the Son gave His
life. The only way to God is you
must be born again. John 3:7.
God wants you to ask Him for
what you want. Matthew
20:32. Jesus stood still and
called them and said what will
ye that I shall do unto you?
Don't forget the mourning
bench and the tarrying room.

Bishop John Wilson

Write me at P.O. Box 531078,
Miami, FL 33153.

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Mason graduates from Yale

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continued from 9B

infractions of the honor and
behavior codes of Yale
During her tenure as a stu-
dent, Vanessa held various
positions of employment during
the academic years and vaca-
tions. Vanessa continued her
interest in publishing as a staff
member of the Yale Press.
Working as a research assistant
in the Psychology Department
afforded Vanessa opportunities
to garner practical experience
in her major field of study.
During the summers between
academic years, vanessa was
employed as a search assis-
iant at Baylor University School
of Medicine in Houston, T'exas
and as event planner for the
Religion Coalition of Louisville,
Kentucky. Vanessa was instru-
mental in organizing a major
interfaith festival.
The four years at Yale
University allowed Vanessa to
travel internationally and learn
first hand about our global con-
nections on several levels. in
2004, Vanessa traveled to vari-
ous locations in italy on a tour
with her mother. The summer
of 2004 found Vanessa travel-
ing to Hong Kong and then to
China to be with friends study-
ing and working in China.
Vanessa continued her travels
with her parents in August

Church anniversary at Jordan Grove

Our 50th Church
Anniversary will kick-off when
Reverend Nevins and St. John
join us Thursday, June 15 at 7
Our Annual Fathers' Day
Tributes include a Prayer
Breakfast on June 18 at 7 a.m.

and honoring special cate-
gories of fathers at 11 a.m.
Come out and join us during
our Youth and Young Adult
Revival at 7 p.m. from June
19-21. Guests, young people's
departments from fellow
churches will join us.



2005 to London and Paris.
During summer 2005 Vanessa
received a scholarship which
assisted her in attending a lan-
guage program and having a
total immersion experience liv-
ing with a family in Brazil to
learn to speak Portuguese and
learn about the people, culture
and the language.
Most recently, Vanessa was
able to vacation in Puerto Rico
with friends on Spring Break. A
fellowship award in interna-
tional economics allowed
Vanessa to travel to Africa and
visit Nairobi, Kenya as part of a
course assignment during the
second week of Spring Break
this year.
The four years at Yale
University have been transfor-
mative and will continue to
have a tremendous impact on
Vanessa's life. Vanessa's par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. D. Ernie
Mason (B. Pamela Dean) and
siblings, Damon Emmanuel
and Andrew Dean congratulate
Vanessa on her achievements
and accomplishments. They
encourage Vanessa to continue
along her own path and fulfill
her dreams secure in the love of
God and in her parents' love
and support.
Her maternal grandmother,
Marian McIntosh Dean and
Uncles Bert, Jr. and Alex
extend their fondest love and
congratulations to Vanessa and
wish her God speed.

continued from 11B

God Word God Way Church.
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
tor, 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-

Triumphing Jesus Christ
Faith Holiness Church, Ruby
White, pastor invites you to
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

Youth revival

at Day Spring

Day Spring Missionary
Baptist Church, 2991 N.W.
62"" St., Reverend Charles
R. Boyd, pastor, will host
their Youth Revival, June
19-23, 7:30 p.m. The
Revivalist for the week will
be Reverend Ken Mears of
Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church.

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93"" Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 931" Street
Order of Services
7:0 I irly Moningi Wiahipl,

Evening Worship
Is & 3rd Sunlday ........6 I.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ...7 p.m.
websile: mI 1 iorgn

Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
Iriclndsllppll ;lycirrr lclllm llllh .licl
740 N.W. 58th Sireel
Miami, FL
O( rider of services
So r oL Pa ayeC)r......... :3( ) l.
Early Mornin orshii ...7:30 a.m.
Sualnday Sacli l..... 9:30la m.n
Mornling Woama il............. I I i.m
Youlh Minlrya Syluy. ..... 7
YIaiicf / iblC Sluy.....W c ....... 7 p..
N, aaihi Allar Iratiy.. M i-F

BaptstIiic Chrc

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

Order of Services:
SLI M 'iNIY ('11 Cri 1 SCi.u1l .............. Il 0 i5 1.
Wll rlls hi l Se vic. ...... ...... ....I: I
I'uesda\., .- ible (C lass..............7 pmi
4th Sumi lliy ivoning W shllip......... II

Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68' Street, Miami. FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of Services:
Early Morning Services
(" Sunday) :.....:00 ;in
Sunday Schtool ..........9:45 'am
IMorning Service ..... ]1:00 amn
l(mn01111tolion Service
(Thui. hbelbi I Sunday) 7:30 pm i
Prayer Meeting/,ible Sudy

he Soul Saving Station 0
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order of Services:
.1lllltday School ........... 1) ai.11.
Sunday Worship.. I am. & 7
I'uiesday Worship ......7:45 p.l I
Noon DaI);y Prayei Mon..M -Fil.Il~i

/postolic Revival Center
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue
Order o' Services
New lime Ifor T.V. Program

Mo mllgi S -.. ...... a.1n1.
Sun Vl. F iVaahipi.. ...... :l..'730 p ni.
u .- r ay' r Nka in ......... 7 30 :ii m.
Fri Biblc Study ................7:3 p.m I

Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12'' Ave.
Order of Services:
ishlrly S ,W hi i ..........7... ia.i .
N BCI l ................. .........10:05 .n. .
Wor-slhip ....................I I a.11).
Worslhiip ....... ....... 4
Mission ad Bille Class

Tusonday .......................:3

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

Order of Services:
nii ng w %' hi p [ . 0:30a n,

ible s l y, ... ......... S

Bethel Apostolic Temple, Inc. Brownsville
1855 N.W. 19th Street Church of Christ
305-688-1612 4561 N.W. 33rd Court
Fax: 305-681-8719 305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
Order of Services: 305-634-6604
Su n..9:30 a.n....(Sanday School) Order of Services
'Walk ia atrie Word Miaistry I ara[ay Slaay Slhooil .9:45a
Worship Service .......... I I a m. m.lay Ml ing Woship II a
Tuaesday....7 Ir a m[i ly Nia''l Slardaiv Mci's Biile Suady 5 p.n.
w ell..l I I rurt.l nticiacaa Piaycl-4 S- t Ia c ny Fi rinr,. WoX lip ......p ( im.
T ila) (ti.".l'u7a i i arN ,-alay i Bible Study 7 i.rpnr
\Wed. Bibcle ClLsS ........ 12 p.m. 11 1) Ni Ii i Si ly :3 11
W e;. Bil e f C s.. .......l].... ". 7 n Illu h Monl)lr g i ble C.lass 1I n.l.
T'ra sarttianl avuaila le Call:
m 310)5-6.34-4850 .t(05-691-69)58

ILiberty City Church\
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning ...........8 a.m.
Sunday School ............. MOa.111.
Sunday Evening .............. pn.
Mon. Excellence ........7:30t pa.
Tuc. Bible Class ........:30 p.m
Thus. Sollon sip 10 ai m. n
IsI ul SUISll" Pi-aclic~e ..6 p.1m.

New -Hope Missionary
Baptist Church
1881 N.W. 103' St.
Order of Servics:

S 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. :* Morning Worship ............. O a m.
Evening Worship .............. 6:p.m.
Wednesday....(;eneral Bible Study ..... 7:30 p.nm.
TV Program Sunday, 8 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.
Comcast Digital Cable: 8, 19, 22, 23,30 and 37
Web pagef: www.pemn'iiiokeparkcoc.oirg
\ lDr. Prentiss C. Spivey, Minister

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

Order o'f Services:

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Trinity Faith Tabernacle
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4' Street. IHomestead 33130
Order of Services:

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Christian Hill AME Church
Innercity Golf & Learning Center
9101 N.W. 29th Ave.

Order of Services:
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service
Sunday School....................... :30 a.m.
Morning Worship Service ........II a.m.
Free Golf Every 2"' & 4"' Sunday ............4 p.m.
Don Shula's Golf Course

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.

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

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ahai. ar, varmhimw i 7:N1 n,
Me"ndsPh' WN dI'Il .. li. .......... ....11 -A I .
nlalldn)Isib'l Stud ......X.... pn
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St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 3"' Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
;Early Sundlay
S Mornill, Worship .....77:30 a.m.
Sunlldav Schl ol ..........):30)
Morlning Worship ...11 a.m..
Natmeur fir HIlapltist Chtchl.
(1 B.T.I .) 5 p.m .
EIlvening Wolship ........7 Ip.m,
Meeting- ........ (TueCs.) 7 p.mI.

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


Order of Services:
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llliiil i S I aiaI.... ... ()i .ll
S u l \o\NIlill SI c .... 1 1:311 a.m .
Ia oin 7:X10rlr S 1it.
SL1lld Q, \\ll\lm h'I SCL 6 1 iC' ,(r:l} p.lml.

I (800) 254-NllHC
Fax: 305-685-0705
wwvw.newvl hirtllhaptistniilui

New Shiloh M.B. Church
1350 N.W.95'' Street
305-835-8280 Fax# 305-696-6220
Church Schedule:

Early Momning Worship 7:30( a.m.
Sun. Church Schorl 9:30
Morning Worship .....I a.m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Tues. Iolbtr Ihe Ist Sun.....7 p.min.
Mid-week Worship

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

Order of Services:
-AW" Early Morning Woirsip.7:30a.nm.
Sullday S heil l ..........9:30a.m. i
Mormilng Waiorship ..... II a.m.
Pi ayc Meetinlg ............7:30( p.n.
tBihle Study .................. 813ml.

Word of Faith
Christian Center
2370 N.W. 87'" Street

Order of Services:

w iuli Scrvice ......... II. a
T6ill'lsay lil S"l.ICsC..... pm.n

Ebenezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street
i :order dtf Sertices:

7:45 a.m.I i i:i j .. .
Bible Study Tcsd *y
10 a.. & p.m.
Prayer iiMeting Tuc:. p pm.

Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church
1140 Dr. Martin Luther King. r. Blv'd.
305-759-8226 Fax: 105-759-0528

) rde ,r er et tices:

Die~ .o .../ pIni

SuIday tSc i L 301,1

New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10"' Avenue
Order of Ser ices:
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SuillxtyMi ting\ qlip I i Ia 1 .
Saa iaaln i v scning Scra i t6p. ii.
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/ Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3"' Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060*Fax 305-255-854

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/ Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
;):'der of Serv'ices:
Stlidt;y ;(Illool ...... ........ 03) 0 .11
VII eil Slli .It 'w i tii

ILuesday 7 p.nm.


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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

i i Ti J 14 20 2006

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St. Mary's Wesleyan
Methodist Church will be
holding its annual Vacation
Bible School, JUlne 12- 8 from
6-8 p.m. lightly. For more
inforinai ion. :all 305-751-

A-Right Promotions pres-
ents a Father's Day Gospel
Concert, June 18 at 5 at
Broward Community 'oilege.
For more infor nation. .'all
:i :** :t : :
Mt. Olive Fire Baptized
Holiness Church of God is
hosting their annual i3roken
Pieces' conference. June i9-22
at 7:30 .m. :lightly. For more
information, contact iviinister
Gale Henderson at /86-317-

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


Freddie and Jessie Lcggett of
Sunrise, Florida announce the
marriage of Jeriel Marcus Leg-
gett and Tamease Paul.
Jermel is the son of Freddie
(and the late Patricia Ann Cray-
ton Leggett) and stepson of
Jessie Leggett
Tamease is the daughter of
Acelia Paul Seymour (and
Tyrone Williams) and step-
daughter of Devin Seymour.
The wedding was April 9, 2006.
The couple honeymooned in
Montego Bay. Jamaica.
They reside in Miami.

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The Miami Times, June 14-20, 2006 13B

s kcalB Must Control y

Heat dancer teaches far more than 'booty shaking'

By Jarrell Douse
Miami Times Writer

Patience was not a virtue out-
side of the William and Joan
Lehman theatre at the North
campus of Miami-Dade College,
but it was all good.
Attendees were eager
to witness Miami
Heat dancer, Traci
Young's 'A Summer
Oasis: An Electrifying
Evening of Dance'
annual fundraiser.
The double doors
were pulled as
though they would
come off of the
hinges. Hands and Traci
faces were pressed
against the glass while patrons
mouthed, "What time ya'll gon'
let us in?"
Young, a born and raised cit-
izen of Miami-Dade County,
said that she began Addiction
Dance Company, a nonprofit
organization specifically to
enrich the lives of urban female
youth in Miami. Young wants to
positively impact these impres-
sionable lives through "musical
and cultural" experiences, not
the typical "booty shaking
music," she said. ADCs ambi-
tion is to "educate and enter-
tain" Black communities "cul-
turally, spiritually .. and
emotionally through dance."
Young's agenda goes beyond

her role as dance instructor.
Hers is a mind/body approach.
Young uses dance to help culti-
vate the minds and attitudes of
her students promoting 'wom-
anhood' and social responsibil-
In addition to rais-
1 ing funds for ADC,
the annual event's
purpose was to afford
the public an oppor-
tunity to witness the
art of dance by
"young girls who nor-
mally wouldn't have
been exposed to the
various genres of
dancing," Young
'oung mentioned, adding
that it is often "diffi-
cult to find young girls willing
to do something positively pro-
ductive with their lives in
today's generation."
Despite her youth, Young
exudes a maternal quality that
endears her students and their
parents. Parent, Gail Howard
said that when she first met
Young she was impressed by
the pint-sized woman's ability
to offer "firm, but nurturing"
guidance and instruction.
New World School of the
Performing Arts student,
NaDerah Munajj, concurs with
Howard. The high school senior
is flushed with emotions when
she speaks of Young. "Traci is
the most original choreogra-

pher ever ... always coming up
with something new and origi-
nal ... versatile," she said
before adding that Young oper-
ates from an authentic place of
"soul and passion."
Students and parents agree
that Young has the ability to

educe the inner-star and artis-
tic genius in her students. The
captain of the Heat Dancers
said that her students come to
her from varying backgrounds.

Whether it is a dysfunctional
family structure or personal
strife that stymies the confi-
dence in her "babies," both
parents and students sing her
Dance student, Nahomie
Tuffet recalls how she was

"scared to try out" for the
dance company. She credits
Young's patience and unparal-
leled understanding as her cat-
alyst for auditioning. Tuffet

encourages youth looking for
an outlet to vent personal dis-
comforts to "come as you are
and she [Youngl will turn you
into who need to be."
Several genres of dance are
taught by Young. She told The
Miami Times that the youth are

also being exposed to different
languages. She said as the
youth learn ballet, much of the
French based terminology used
is committed to memory via

instructive and exhaustive
exhibition and repetition.
Traci Young has traveled
extensively, Africa, Spain,
Dominican Republic and
Puerto Rico, among her many
Ultimately, the Miami
Northwestern Senior High
teacher, fourth year member
and third year team captain
for the Miami Heat dancers
strives to effectively teach the
art of dancing and encourage
personal healing. She hopes
that her predominantly
female class will grow to
become young women; she
believes that she is providing
these ladies with the vital
tools to prepare them for a
productive future beyond
NaDerah Munajj said that
whatever spirit she is in con-
sequently dissipates when
she arrives at ADC.
"Everything is left behind ...
school, home or whatever ...
when I began to dance under
Traci's instructions."
Outside of the theatre, anx-
ious spectators continue to
place their hands and faces
against the door's glass, all
asking, "What time ya'll gon'
let us in?"
All proceeds of the event
help to finance the college
education of high school sen-
iors involved with ADC.

Miami-Dade shows new 'demonstration schools

Teachers and students will
both have access to some of
Miami-Dade's most innovative
programs during free six-week
summer-school programs.
The "demonstration schools"
allow interested teachers to
observe their colleagues teaching
single-gender classes, early
learning programs and other
education experiments that are
being introduced to Miami-Dade
Space is still available in each
of the six schools, which will
operate from Wednesday through
July 20. They are:
All-boys and all-girls classes
for grades 6 through 10, held at
Design and Architecture Senior
High in the Design District and
MAST Academy.on Key Biscayne.
Single-gender public schools will
soon become available during the
school year, as well.
Early childhood classes for
grades pre-K through third at
West Homestead Elementary,
using techniques described in
recent research, focusing on
early literacy. The program will
also work on developing chil-
dren's relationships with adults
and each other.
An entrepreneurship acade-
my at John Ferguson Senior
High in West Kendall for grades
10 through 12, where students
will create and run small busi-
nesses. Classes for ninth-graders
will explore careers and help stu-
dents plan their high school edu-
A teamwork program for
grades four through six at Madie
Ives Elementary near Aventura,
centered around hands-on prob-
A wide-ranging program for
kindergarten through eighth
grade at M.A. Milam K-8 Center
in Hialeah, including literature
circles, foreign-language classes,
science experiments, art projects
and a citizenship program.
The programs are different

Mrs. Beatrice

Reeves dies

continued from 1A

weekend of Boule activities.
Paramedics were called when
she became ill while visiting the
casino at 4:30 p.m. and she was
rushed to Detroit Receiving
Hospital where she was
announced dead on arrival at
five o'clock.
Born in Dania, she graduated
from Booker T. Washington
High School in 1947 and
earned a bachelors degree at
Morgan State University in
She worked for many years as
a Dade County social worker
before becoming a real estate
An accomplished bridge play-
er, Mrs. Reeves loved traveling
and sporting events. She had
been a dialysis patient for the
past five years.
Litany services will be con-
ducted at seven o'clock
Thursday at the Church of the
Incarnation. Services will be
held there Friday morning at
ten o'clock under the direction
of Gregg Mason Funeral Home.

from traditional summer school,
which is primarily for remedial
work and runs from June 21
through July 20.
For more information on any of
the summer programs, call 305-

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B TD. he I mI. LIILL m LIIL une. .J L-J A~I- B uVV.o O
_1 siLr

08/22/40- 10/28/03
Loving memory, from his
family, Mr. and Mrs. James.

08/31/36 06-07-05
First year without you.
The Family

01/11/18 -04/06/05
Gone, but not forgotten.
Love your family.

10/05/33 02/09/94
Forever in our hearts.
Wife, Lois and Family.

11/10/56 -01/27/06
Missing you always.
Mother, Lois and Family

09/09/57 08/23/03
Missing you always.
Mother, Mary and Family

Happy Father's Day

From your children and family.

Happy Fathers

09/19/38 10/26/05

In loving memory of
my granddad and fa-
ther. We all love you and
miss you. May His peace
be with you, His love never
The Jackson family.

05/14/31 -04/25/86
We celebrate the loving
example of your life this
Father's Day. We were so
privileged to have had such a
wonderful father.
Daddy, although you passed
away 20 years ago, we thank
the Lord for the special
privilege of knowing you.
Thank you for fathering,
mentoring, guiding and
nurturing us all. We all .know
how truly blessed we are to
have had you in our loves.
Love always, Jerome, James,
Ruth; LeVon, William and

05/01/44 03/26/05
Love; Wife, children, grand
and great grands.

Happy Father's Day
We love and miss you.

Devoted husband, real dad,
good man, you're missed.
The family.

12/12/20 09/10/05

Dad, How can I say thanks
for the things you have done
for me. Things so undeserved,
yet you gave to prove your
love for me.
The voices of a million
angels can not express my
gratitude nor the love in my
heart for you and for this I say
I love You, Daddy.
Happy Father's Day

To God Be The Glory
Love Karen

03/23/55 02/18/06

We miss you and
love you.
Your wife, Nikki;
Kay; Tyrone, Sigure,
Quevaris, Signisha,
Quenisha, Earl and

10/31/44 02/20/06
We miss you, from your
children and family.

12/13/32- 11/23/02
We all love and miss you.
Love Jeffery and Cookie

07/04/32 05/14/05
Missing you.
Your wife, Ella Vick.

07/31/64 04/26/05
We love you and miss you.
Your Family.

09/06/69 11/29/03
You are the wind beneath
my wings, Love, Beatrice.

05/16/38 04/30/05
Granddaddy, you are forever
remembered. Love, Aaron.

06/12/31 05/22/02
Happy Birthday. We miss
you. Louise and sons.

07/20/52 01/29/06
We love and miss you.
Wife, Dorothy and kids.

03/07/44 06/10/01
Happy Father's Day
We love and miss you!

01/07/30- 12/01/05
You are missed.
Epkins and Lundy's

Happy Birthday
With love, from your wife
and children.

10/2/20 -01/27/87
Daddy, what a blessing from
God you were. Your family.

08/19/24 -01/02/99
From your loving family, we
love you. The Zeiglers

02/27/51 02/09/05
You were a wonderful father
and son. The Zeigler family

12/02/06 09/20/98
Wishing you a blessed Fa
ther's Day. The Zeigler family

01/17/39 07/20/03
Gone, not forgotten.
Corey, Jeff, Kenny

05/06/27 05/11/05
We love you always,
Your Children.

Love and miss you, your
children, grands and great



Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

Mi i Ti J 1420 2006

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

____ ____ ____ ___ ____ ____ i

You're the World's Greatest
Dad. We love you. Marquiese,
Shon and Keke.

Dad, we want to remind you
we love you very much.
Seven Roses.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


08/13/14 06/22/04

Precious memories, oh how
they linger. Gone, but not forgot-
Your daughters, Essie,
Frankie, Emily and the family.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

wishes to express our heartfelt
thanks and appreciation to each
and everyone of you for your
outpouring of love and support
during our time of bereavement.
May God continue to bless
each and everyone of you.
From The Family

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


expressing a warm thank you
to Pastor Roscoe Jackson and
greater New Macedonia Baptist
Church family. Overseer Elijah
Alford and Bethel Mount Zion
Church family, and the Richaid-
son Funeral Home for your sup-
port during our time of bereave-
The Family

Deadline for

obituaries are

Monday, 3:30 p.m.

Call 305-694-6210,

for more information


It has been almost two years,
since the Lord called you home.
We miss you and love you.
Mom, sisters, brother-in-law,
nieces and nephews.

Davis and Brice
Dania, died June 11. Arrangements
are incomplete.

Hollywood, died June 11.
Arrangements are incomplete.

DENNIS BUSCH, 60, Dania, died
June 11. Service Saturday, 2 p.m. at
St. Ruth Missionary Baptist Church.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


06/18/84 07/17/05

A year seems like yesterday. As
a mother, not a day passes that
I don't think about you. I never
really had the opportunity to
thank everybody for being so
kind during our time of sorrow.
Thanks to my special family,
friends, Ricky Mitchell of
Mitchell Funeral Home, my
church family under the leader-
ship of Jeffrey L. Mack of Second
Canaan Missionary Baptist
Church. I would also like to
send my condolences to the fam-
ilies of the recent violence
among our young people. It
hurts the whole family; my sons
murder is still unsolved. To the
angry young people, repent,
because it may be your family
tomorrow. God is a sovereign
God. He sees all things and He
said vengeance is His. As a
mother, I'm still healing. It's a
daily walk with our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ.
From the family of Harlin M.

CLARA JACKSON, 59, Goulds,
died June 6 at Jackson South
Community Hospital. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at New Bethel
A.M.E. Church.

78, Homestead, died June 10 at
home. Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at
New Testament Church of God,

Goulds, died June 10 at Baptist
Hospital. Service Saturday, 11 a.m.
at Morning Star Missionary Baptist

RUTHIE GATLIN, Perrine, died
June 10 at Jackson South
Community Hospital. Arrangements
are incomplete.

St. John Baptist Church 100 years old

Les Brown Treva Burke Harrell Dr. Mary Hylor

Former Miamian and
International Motivation
Speaker, Les Brown, will be
the Keynote Speaker at the
banquet in honor of the 100"'
Anniversary of the Historic
Overtown St. John Baptist
The event will be held at 7
p.m. on Friday, June 23 at the
Downtown Radisson Hotel,
1601 Biscayne Blvd.
It will be an anniversary pro-
gram long to be remembered

as two of the community's very
talented vocalists and mem-
bers of the church provide the
music for the event. They are
know as "The Singing School
Teachers" Dr. Mary Hylor and
Treva Burke-Harrell. The
Instant Attraction will also be
There is a $60 donation to at-
tend the banquet with pro-
ceeds going to the Deacon
Nelson L. Adams, Jr.
Scholarship Fund.

Members of the Family
Reunion Choir (formerly and
current choir members) are
asked to rehearse at the
church on June 14 and 21
starting at 7 p.m. under the di-
rections of Bro. Kevin
For additional information,
please contact Sis. Lorraine
King at the church, 305-372-
3877 or 305-371-3212.
Reverend Henry Nevin is the

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The Miami Times, June 14-20, 2006 15B


Daddy, I just want to
say that I miss you and
love you on this Father's
Day. Your one and only,
Love, Alvinae, Jochell,
Cynthia Johnson.

bka 'JET'
Happy Father's Day.
The McClain Family


Happy Father's Day.
Pat, Romeo, Lewis, Chris,
Angle and Neka.

02/15/29 02/22/06

Daddy, a light from our life
went dim as God lifted you
away to His glory into a
peaceful rest.
Your memory will forever
be our keepsake and we will
always love and miss you.
Daughters, Harriet, Angela,
Lolita and grandchildren.
The smallest grand, Mya
who wants to go visit
Grandpa in the grass every
week and carry a flower.


A Grand Day to celebrate
A Grand Man. Your family.





INT MAMie H1PP4-20.DAY 2006BANCE* BlaTcks Must COntolTheRIrOwnDEStin


C.J. BROOKS, JR., 52, roofer,
died June 13, at
Medical Center.
include: mother,
Mae; father,
C.J, Sr.; step
mother, Rosa
Lee; daughter,
Lawanda Rios;
siblings, Isaac,
Alex, Cedric, Byron, Sidney, Cora
Lee, Annette, Arleen, Earnestine,
Joyce and Charlotte. Service
Saturday, June 17, at Jordan Grove
Missionary Baptist Church at 2 p.m.
Interment at Forest Lawn

man, died June
6, at Aventura
Medical Center.
include: daugh-
ter, Britney;
Samuel and
Welton. Service
Saturday, June
17, 3:30 p.m. at Wright Funeral
Home Chapel.

housewife, died
June 11, at
Medical Center.
include: hus-
band, Hoover;
children, Doris
(Eddie ) Harris
John Wesley
Hunt, Hoover,
Jr., and Donald; siblings, Betsy
Clarke, Corinthia Denise, Sharon
Ann, Robert Hunt, Cedric Eagle,
Tyran Eagle, Leroy Eagle, Marvis
Williams, Jerelene Agulako-Wiredu
and Mary Eagle. Service Saturday,
June 17, 2 p.m. at Peaceful Zion
Missionary Baptist Church.
Interment at Dade Memorial Park.

employed sales
person, died
June 10 at North
Shore Medical
Center. Service
Saturday, 10
a.m. at
Baptist Church.

AGNES RAMSON, 92, home-
maker, died
June 10 at
home. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Christian
Baptist Church.

sales person,
died June 12 at
North Shore
Medical Center.
are incomplete.

auto detailer for
'The Collection,'
died June 7.
Saturday, 11
a.m. at the
Church of Christ
Written in

June 8 at
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Salter's
Chapel A.M.E.

Lithgow Bennett *
83, died June 6.

(today), 11 a.m.
in the chapel.


E.A. Stevens
10 at Memorial Hospital. Service
Saturday, at Friendship Baptist
Church, Hallandale.

MILDRED TYLER, 84, city clerk,

S uer ni v o r s
include: grand-
William, Iretha,
Nathaniel Dawnta; nieces,
Barbara, Geraldine, Carolyn,
Evelyn, Mable, Theresa and
Frankie; nephews, Kenneth,
Larry, Fred and Adrianne. Service
Saturday June 17, 11 a.m. at New
79th Street Baptist Church.
Interment at Forest Lawn

ISAAC HARRELL, 68, plant
operator spe-
cialist I, died
June 6, at
Med i c al
C e n t e r
include: chil-
dren, Deborah
Parks, Isaac
Jr., Sandra,
Rebecca, Carolyn and Angell; sis-
ter, Willie Lee Brown. Service
Saturday, June 17, 1 p.m. at
Westview Baptist Church.

71, housewife,
died June 7, at a
Northshore o

Juine1, 11 a.m. at 93rdtreeet
Survivorsst Church
include: hus- o
band, Mathew;
children ,
Glenn, Mark,
Mathew, Jr.,
Brenda and Minnie; brother,
Isaiah, Jr. Service Saturday,
June17, 11 a.m. at 93rd Street
Community Baptist Church.
Interment at Dade Memorial Park.

roofer, died
June 6 at North
Shore Medical
Center. Services
were held.

nurse's aide,
died June 11 at
Medical Center.
Service Friday
at St. Mark
Baptist Church.

SON, died June 6 at Jackson
Hospital. Services were held.

Eric S. George
Hollywood, died June 10 at
Hollywood Medical Center. Service
Friday, 11 a.m. at Gethsemane
Baptist Church, Hollywood.


laborer, died
June 5. Service
Saturday, 12
p.m. at Peace
Baptist Church.

TYRONE DANIELS, 45, custodi-
an, diedJune 11
at Cedars
Medical Center.
Saturday in the

CHARLES McPHEE, 65, retired
roofer, died
June 11 at
are incomplete.

homemaker, died June 7 at North
Shore Medical Center at Peaceful
Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

BERDIE LEE JONES, 63, former
Dade County
school teacher
for Lillie C.
Evans and
Hialeah Middle
School, died
June 9 at
Regional Vitas
Center. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Interment at Forest Lawn.

died June 5 at Cedars Medical
Center. Services were held.

Carey Royal
55, food service
employee for
Miami Dade
School Board of
6740 NW 3rd
Avenue, died
June 9 at
Ho s p i t a I .
Survivors: chil-
dren, Mia,
Vernita, Charles and Corey; father,
Charles McKenzie. Reposing Friday,
2-6 p.m. in the chapel. At the resi-
dence, 7 p.m. until. Service Saturday,
12 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church.

died June 10 at home. Services were

ADAM HALL, 87, North Miami
Beach, died June 10 at home.
Arrangements are incomplete.

LENA SHINE, 68, died June 7.
Visitation Friday,
4-9 p.m. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Faith
Church of

LOUIS DOZIER, 71, died June.8.
Visitation Friday,
4-9 p.m. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at House of
God of

RUTH KING, 81, died June 11 at
Pa lmetto
General Hospital.
Survivors: eight
ch. ildren
Johnson, Ethel
Johnson, Hattie
King, Stella S
Neloms, Mary
King, Louis King,
Charles King and
Stanley King; 32 grandchildren; 34
great grandchildren; and a host of
sorrowing family members and
friends. Visitation Friday, 4-9 p.m.
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at Spirit of
Christ Center and Ministries.

LULA MELVIN, 82, died June 11.
Service Friday in the chapel.

HYATT WILSON, 50, died June
10. Arrangements are incomplete.

LESLIE TAYLOR, 71, died June
10. Arrangements are incomplete.

ROSA THOMAS, 85, died June
7. Services were held.

June 1. Visitation Saturday, 1-2:30
p.m. at the church. Service
Saturday, 3 p.m. at Pembroke Park
New Testament Church of God.

Death Notice

LUCKETT, died June 8. 2006.
Funeral will be held Saturday,
June 17 at Mitchell Funeral
Home in the Chapel at 2 p.m.
Survivors, three daughters.
Shirleen, Sheria. Sheila; son.
Steven and Anthony preceded
her death.
Wake will be held at 3220 N.W.
49 St., Miami.

diet technician
for Jackson
Hospital, died
June 7.
include: two
sons, Craig
Larry and
George Greene,
Jr.; three grand-
Susan Larry, Camisha Harris and
Candice Larry; grandson, Brian
Greene; sister, Bonnie Stirrup; broth-
er, Charles Newbold. Services were

ROBERT ANDREWS, 63, laborer,
died June 8.
include: daugh-
ter, Regina
Beasley; two
sons, Brian and
Robert Beasley;
sister, Maria
Jenkins; grand-
Martina Beasley;
aunt, Lillian Duncombe; and a host
of nieces, nephews and other rela-
tives. Service Wednesday, 2 p.m. at
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.

Martha B. Solomon
57, laborer, died
June 7. Service
(today), 10 a.m.
at Rock of Ages
Baptist Church.

Death Notice

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


11/28/57 06/13/04

We miss and love you in a spe-
cial way. Our thoughts are with
you each and every day.
Love always,
Mable Mulkey, mother; sisters,
Carol, Perita and Adrienne.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of.



06/18/61 06/27/04

Happy 45th Birthday on Fa-
ther's Day. Forever in our
"Mama," Mary A. Adderley and

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

Death Notice


53, died on June 2, 2006 at
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Trauma Center.
He is survived by his mother,
Laura M. Newman; son, Corby
Wingfield of Wichita Falls,
Texas; daughters, Latisha
Simpkins of Miami and Akasha
M. Peek of Ft. Lauderdale;
brothers, Wayne Newman of
Miami and Gaylord Hunter of
Leesbirg, Florida; sisters, Linda
Newman, Roscella Plowden both
of Miami, Debra Blair of Ft.
Pierce, Florida, Cristerlynn
Bryant-McDonald of Newman,
California, Joann Minus-Hill of
Port St. Lucie, FL and Eva
Cooper of Ft. Pierce, FL.
Visitation was held at 3 p.m.-8
p.m. on Friday, June 10 at Mar-
tha B. Solomon Funeral Home.
Service was held at New
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,
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09/06/69 11/29/03

Remembering my dad with love
and gratitude.
Dad, you were one special
man. I'll never forget you and
never stop appreciating how
lucky I am to have had a father
like you.
Dad you presence is always
around me and your memory is
etched in my soul.
I love you with all that there is
and with that comfort I smile in
your honor.
Fly with the angels, Dad.
Your loving son, Aaron.

Happy Mother's and Father's
Day and your 70th year wedding
The Stephens Family

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


06/01/56 06/16/01

It's been four years since you
left us, but your memories still
linger on.
We all love you very much. No
one can fill your vacant place.
The love we have for you will al-
ways be.
Rest in peace, from your loving
family and friends.

86, retired Box Cutter, died
June 12, 2006.
He is survived by his wife,
Dorcus; two daughters, Mary
Lee Wambley (George) and Joan
Frances Hardemon (Otis).; one
brother, Brad.
Services will be held Saturday,
11 a.m. at Mt. Tabor Baptist
Church. Range Funeral Home is
conducting the funeral.

Death Notice

on Sunday, June 11 at Aventura
He is survived by his loving
family. The services will be 11
a.m., Saturday, June 18 at Mt.
Calvary Missionary Baptist
Church. Palm Woodland in
Naranja is in charge.

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When the helicopter arrived Malcolm Gordon, Samantha
over Hillcrest Golf and Country Tucker and Richard Horrobin,
Club, it did not drop off the Brittney King and Alby
S.W.A.T. Team, but three-men: Gefrard, Angela Richards and
Groom Calvin Douglas King Cedric Phillippe, Tatiana
and best men Johnnie Nesmith Rivers, Carlette Horrobin,
and Winston W. Webb to partic- Demeteria Garrett, Charmaine
ipate in the wedding between Riley, matron of honor and
Calvin and Natalie Nicole Webb Tarshika King, maid of honor.
last Saturday, in Hollywood. The Junior wedding party mem-
bride arrived in a white Rolls bers were Jasmine Donaldson,
Royce and other members of the Jr., bridesmaid; Shamari King,
party arrived in a 20-passenger mini bride; Shanteray King and
Hummer limousine. Kiara Webb, flower girls; Roger
Pre-nuptial music was played Fraser, bell bearer: Shaddai
by the Miami World Percussion Dunbar, bell ringer; Brandon
Orchestra, followed by the Ewin, mini groom; Gregory
entrance of Pastor Harry and Bennett and David Dooley,
Harriet McCain, offici- ushers. Alecia Brown
ates, groom and best and Shatyra Hall served
men. as hostesses.
As "Because You The bride entered to
Loved Me" was played, K the sounds of You Are So
Gloria Riley and Joyce Beautiful on the arm of
Meleggon, grandmoth- her father, Winston G.
ers of the bride, entered. Webb. She was elegant
The lovely ladies were in a silver tiara, mini-
followed by Barbara veil, sparkling choker
Colebrook and Carolyn CALVIN AND and small earrings. The
King, grandmothers of NAT KING bodice was adorned with
the groom; Oret crystal and the skirt ele-
McFallen, step-grandfa- gantly designed with a
ther of the bride; Louis three-foot train. The bridal bou-
Colebrook Sr., grandfather of quet consisted of a multi-colored
the groom; Sonia Webb, mother floral arrangement.
of the bride; and Phyllis King, The wedding reception and
mother of the groom. A special celebration were held in an
remembrance was paid to adjoining room with Susan
Calvin D. King Jr., father of the Rolle as mistress of ceremony.
groom. The traditional reception includ-
The wedding party included ed Made to Love You for the new-
bridesmaids and groomsmen lyweds' first dance after which
Annette Thrower and Ramon the bride and her father danced
Bennett, Marricka Ingram and to Dance with my Father. The

couple graciously thanked their
families before heading off to a
honeymoon in Hawaii.
"Richard ... this is Thirlee.
.after 37-years, I'm giving it up,"
remarked Thirlee Smith, Jr. as
he informed me that his celebra-
tion was scheduled for Friday,
June 2. at the Rusty Pelican
Upon my arrival, more than
200 people were already in
place. Among them, Senator
Frederica S. Wilson, Paul
Wilson, Pamela Jones and
Melody Delancy from the 5000
Role Model of Excellence staff;
30-Alpha Kappa Alpha mem-
bers; and a contingency of rela-
tives from Nassau, who planned
an extravagant retirement for
More surprises were added as
Betsy Kaplan, former school
board members, Dr. Solomon S.
Stinson, John Doyle, Dr.
Woodard, Lydia Garcia, Lona
and Robin Mathis, Bea Hines,
Dr. Harold Guiyard, Dr. Enid C.
Pinkney, Wallace and Bryant
Finney and other classmates,
friends and bosses paid tributes
to a man who graduated from
Fisk University, served in
Washington, taught school in
Dade County, celebrated
Juneteenth and represented
Blacks in all areas of endeavor.
Doyle joked that Thirlee
gained up to 30 pounds during
Black History Month from his
numerous engagements in
Larry Smith informed the
crowd that because Thirlee
invested his money with his
financial firm for the past five-
years, he could be considered a
Entertainment was provided
by J. Rodriguez and the Psi Phi
Band while guests dined on
salmon and chicken. Then
Langly and the Junkanoos

Girl Fight: Why can't we all be fabulous together?

By Brandyss Howard
Miami Times Writer

It's sad to say, but many
women in today's society con-
stantly compete with each other.
It could be for professional suc-
cess, catching a good man or
being the best dressed thing
walking. Whatever the reason,

more observant and critical of
their peers than are men.
Have you ever been in the line
at the club and saw a nicely
dressed girl walk by? Men look
to see what the face and booty
look like and perhaps how she's
working her outfit. Women, on
the other hand, look at the
same girl longer and more thor-


Why more women are competing against each other

I've noticed that there are more
and more women who are far

Formerly known as "Ruby and
Jeans," the soul food restaurant
in Miami Gardens has changed
ownership and is now known as
'Mahogamy Grill." I am told it will
feature the best foods. The new
owner of the eatery is Vincent
Brown, who is also the owner of
"Grace Funeral Home."
Congratulations and our best
wishes to Soror Reverend Carol
Nash on her nuptials to Charles
Congratulations to Edith
Oden, Maudelle Brown and Iris
Paramoe, who along with other
Delta sorors have given 50 years
of service in Delta Sigma Theta
Get well wishes to all of you,
from all of us. Dr. Edwin Shirley,
Jackie Dean, Patricia Allen-
Ebron, Freddie 'Jabbo'
Johnson, Mae Hamilton-Clear,
Horace Johnson, Roslyn
Jackson, Gayle Sweeting-Gee,
Frances Brown, Samuel
'Bowtie' Ferguson, Leila
O'Berry, Samuel Clear, Pauline
McKinney, Cleomie Allen-
Smith, Ralph McCartney,
Celestine Hepburn-Brown and
Yvonne Johnson-Gaitor.
Here's a continuation of "peo-
ple" making the trip to
Charleston, South Carolina as a
part of Saint Cecelia's tenth
annual bus tour: Florence
Moncur, Margaret Moncur,
Allen Nicholson, Alexis Parker,
Derrell Parker, Dudley Parker,
Leroy Parker, Helena Parish,
Hazel Pierre, Jessie Mae
Pinder, William Pinder, Pamela
Pitts, Marilyn Randall, William
Robinson, Major Leroy Smith,
Pamela Smith, Bria Steward,

Getting past the admiration

Paula Stone, Gwen Thomas and
Hildred Tutien.
Oscar winner Denzel
Washington, his wife Pauletta
and their other three children
attended the graduation of their
oldest son, John David, who
graduated from Morehouse col-
lege in Atlanta. John David
earned a Bachelor of Arts degree
in sociology. A few weeks earlier,
the family celebrated his signing
with the NFL's St. Louis Rams as
a free agent.
Also graduating from
Morehouse College with a
Bachelor of Arts in Business
Administration Finance Magma
Cum Laude was Gershon
Joshua Blyden, son of Dr.
Gershwin and Mrs. Donna
Blyden, who will be working on
Wall Street in New York, City.
Congratulations gentlemen!
Joan Floyd, Dade County
Assistant Principal at Eneida
Hartner Elementary bid our
school system, "Adios" after 37
years. Welcome Joan to the life of
doing what you please, when you
please, anytime of the day or
night. Congratulations.
Happy wedding anniversary
greetings go out to the following
love birds:
Lorenzo and Shatawn L.
Dailey, June 4: Their 12th
Earl and Vivian Marshall,
June 6: Their 45th
Horace and Bertha Johnson,
June 6: Their 41st
Auddly H. and Joann Highs,
Sr., June 10: Their 12th
Thirlee Smith, Jr., said good-
bye to the world of work on June
2, when he celebrated his retire-
ment at Rusty Pelican with his

for the outfit come thoughts of,
"Uh-uh, she ain't rocking that
right" or Girl, now she know
she shouldn't have worn that to
the club!"
Now ladies, why is this neces-
In the new millennium, have
women become their own worst
enemy? I'm guilty of not want-
ing to trust a lot of females. I
find myself thinking many
women are catty and can't be
I have close friends, but not
many that I don't feel would
stab me in the back at some
time. I am almost 24 years old.
I have had the same best friend
for 13 years because I feel she's
the only chick in this world that
would ride or die with me at the
drop of a dime.
In this lifetime, you'll lose
friends over stupid issues that
really aren't worth the effort.
You'll have friends with so much
jealousy in their hearts that
they can't stand you doing bet-

coworkers and many friends in
attendance. His sister, Senator
Frederica S. Wilson, filled in as
Mistress of Ceremony due to the
accident had by childhood friend,
Dr. Robert Ingram, Member of
Miami-Dade's School Board.
The highlight of the afternoon
was the junkanoo parade and
dancing. Thirlee worked 30
years as a teacher and adminis-
trator and another five years as a
teacher in D.C.
Thirlee Smith also worked
three years as an educational
assistant at the Smithsonian
Institution and three years as the
first and only Black reporter for
the Miami Herald. Enjoy, Enjoy.
Marva Phillips of New York
City and Willie (Billy) Bowie of
Los Angeles, California are vis-
iting family members and tak-
ing a part in the B.T.W. classes
of 1956 and 1961 reunions.
Willie Bowie Sr. and Thirlee
Smith Sr. are two friends who
came to Miami together and
met two cousins, both named
Beaulah. They have birthdays
this month. Both gentleman
will be 96 years old. Thirlee
Smith, Sr., celebrated his
birthday on June 2 and Willie
Bowie, Sr., will celebrate his
birthday on June 26th. Happy,
Happy, Happy Birthday
Carolyn Spicer-Mond also
retired last week from the
Dade-County School System
after 35 years. Congratulations!
Miami's were saddened once
again to learn of the passing of
pioneer Miamian and former
police officer Oscar Morley (my
friend). Sympathy to Jean and
their sons.
Congratulations goes out to
another retiree Soror Juanita
Lucky Hooks, who retired from
Hialeah Junior High last week.
Enjoy! Enjoy!
It takes a deep commitment
to change and an even deeper
commitment to grow.

entered the room blaring with
trombones, trumpets, cowbells,
washboards and drums. Langly
has added his granddaughters.
ages five and 15, who came in
gyrating with the beat. They
added much to the new cos-
tumes being worn.
Senator Wilson joined the fin
by taking the cowbells from
Langly and leading the line. She
was followed by her niece, Chan
Stevens and Enid Pinkney,
who put her cane aside and got
caught up in the atmosphere.
Even Kaplan joined the calyp-
so line and shook her
shoulders in time, along
with Laurestine Hamm,
Sarah Johnson,
Arlington Sands, Judy
Scavella, Maud
Newbold, Bonnie N.
Sirrup, Zeola Cohen,
Anna G. Sweeting and
Sallie Williams. Baljean
Smith photographed T. S
everyone in action.
When Thirlee was introduced,
he was called by his nickname,
'CuCu' given to him by his
nieces and nephews. Thirlee
thanked everyone for sharing
his retirement. He extended a
special thanks to Senator
Wilson, who spearheaded the
entire function.
His father, Thirlee, Sr., was
also celebrated because six
months ago, his doctors gave
him three-months to live. Not
only did he walk in on his own,
he showed his 'Bahamianism' by
moving with the beat.
Thirlee has made an impact
in this system and he will con-
tinue to enhance and develop
minds, especially with the 5000
Role Models of Excellence. He
vows to start there immediately.

Bride Betty Bridges and her
committee selected the opulent
Hillcrest Country Club in

ter than they; You have chicks
that have been scoping your
man, hoping that you'll break
Then there are those who talk
more trash about you in the
streets than your worst enemy.
Somewhere along the line, the
friendship went sour and the
person's goal is to now show you
Healthy competition among
friends is good as long as the
game has boundaries. There are

Hollywood to relive ten-years of
a blissful marriage to her hus-
band, Dr. James Bridges.
It was a three-part event,
beginning with a cocktail hour
in a special room: the wedding
ceremony; and the celebration
and reception until midnight.
Barbara B. Jordan served as
mistress of ceremony. She wel-
comed the special guests and
introduced Cory Drummond,
who sang, Ave Maria in French,
followed by Isaac Dawson and
Harmonic Praise singing You Are
My Joy, as Dr. George E. McRae
and Reverend John H.
Taylor, officiated and
escorted the wedded
couple to the decorated
The ceremony includ-
ed a reaffirmation of
vows, followed by
Drummond singing The
Lord's Prayer. Dr.
MITH McRae then advised the
groom to kiss his wife.
After returning to their setting
for two on a special stage, the
couple then danced to their
favorite song, At Last performed
by the Psi Phi Band.' Lee
Johnson was the vocalist, while
Venada Altheme, Phyllis
Proctor, Brenda Rouse,
Gregory Bridges and Broderick
Rouse demonstrated their ele-
gant hospitality.
Some of the guests included
Emma Balom, mother of the
bride, Ora Bridges, mother of
the groom, Dr. and Mrs. George
Simpson, Gale B. Munnings,
Marie Brown, Bobbie
Mumford, Darryl Reaves, Dr.
. and Mrs. Malcolm Black,
Felecia and Tavaris Sease,
Tamaiya, Tashyla, Sabrina
Madison, Dr. Mark Bridges,
Edward and Lillian Chung,
Fletcher and Dr. Rosalyn
Paschal, Dr. Herman Dorsett,
Erslyn Anders, Dr. Humphrey
and Peggy Jones, Billye and
Leonard Ivy, and P. Jones.

females who take it to the
extreme, however, by being
sneaky and conniving. First of
all, competing over men is never
good. We all know that any situ-
ation involving passion can
either lead to someone getting
killed or locked up.
In the workplace, be profes-
sional. Trying to block another
woman's success ultimately
blocks your own. Last but not
least, don't discourage another
woman from doing something

make a di//erence FROM OUR COMMUNITY TO YOURS.

Congratulations go out to
Terry 'The Poet' Newton of the
historical Macedonia
Missionary Baptist Church of
Coconut Grove for being the
recipient of the 2006
Renaissance Award for his posi-
tive image and inspiration to
others through his poetry over
the years.
Newton was also presented
with the 2006 Unsung Hero
Award from the Coconut Grove
Negro Woman Club.
Newton thanked the organi-
zations and stated how happy
he was to have been recognized.
He vows to continue with his
philosophy of helping mankind
in the sight of God.
Newton, the eldest son of Dr.
Julius L. Newton, will continue
to fight the negativity of Black
males in South Florida and
prove the reports to the con-
Dr. Astrid Mack, president,
James Maull and Willie F.
Johnson, co-chairs of the schol-
arship committee, have worked
diligently to put the pieces
together for the 20th King of
Clubs of Greater Miami
Scholarship/Awards Banquet,
Sunday, June 11, at the
Doubletree Grand Hotel in
Biscayne Bay, 1717 N. Bayshore
Drive, beginning at 4 p.m.
This year's scholarship recipi-
ents for the Dr. Tee S. Greer are
Chantel Manigat, North Miami
Beach Senior, Kemy Joseph,
Homestead Sr. and Marcus
Parramore, Coral Gables; Dr.
Rosalyn H. Paschal
Presidential honors go to
Natalie Sanon, Booker T.
Washington Sr.; The Drs.
Lorraine and Richard
Strachan to Victoria Gibbons,
Miami Northwestern; and Dr.
Guinter Khan Medical Studies
to Kathia Elisbrun, Central.

because you can't. Just see
past it and step your game up.
You can only be you.
Recognize that what goes
around, comes around. Don't
hate on a Black woman who's
trying to make positive strides in
her life. Congratulate your sister
on her success. Compliment her
instead of bringing her down. If
you don't like her, don't speak.
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By Isheka Harrison

In today's time, the Black community has seen so
many of our young people fall by the wayside. Media
is always reporting the dire statistics concerning our
community as if there is no hope. However, we beg to
differ. We want to serve notice on the nation that there
are young Blacks that are beating the odds and taking
strides towards greatness. We want to alert the nay
sayers that there are intelligent, determined and posi-
tive individuals that make us proud. Let it be known
that the Type A personality still exists in Black youth
today and they refuse to contribute to the statistics.
And so it is with great pleasure that we pay tribute
to a young person who has defied the odds and is on
the road to success. Today we honor a young woman
we have been blessed to have within our midst. Today
we say congratulations to our very own Jasmine
Williams on her graduation from William H. Turner
Technical Arts School.
We thank God for sending us such a sweet young
lady who is a shining example for her peers. We
thank God for her hard work and dedication to our
Teen Scene page and her willingness to reach out to
her peers through her insightful, well written articles.
We thank her for staying true and simply being who
she is someone who possesses an inner beauty that
will lead her into greatness. Most importantly, we
thank her for reminding us that all is not lost with our
young people and with our help greatness shall not be
the exception, it will become the rule.


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Jasmine, you have made an impact on the lives

of many people, including those of us that work

with you. This is what your Miami Times family

thinks of you:

Jazzy, you are an aspiring writer that is on the rise. I am very
proud of you as I have watched you strive in a manner that
many high school students would not make the effort to do. You
have made the transition from being a high school student by
shattering the odds that are against many Blacks by graduating
from high school. You have done it not only by maintaining in
the classroom, but also by working hard to make sure the Teen
Scene section is informing as well as entertaining. I am especial-
ly proud of you because you are not only my coworker but my
good friend, who I can go to in times of need. I really pray for
you and hope you are given your deepest dreams and desires. I
am very happy for you Jasmine and I hope that you will be con-
tinue to be a great person, writer, coworker and friend wherev-
er you go, just as you have done here at The Miami Times.
Good Luck and Congratulations!
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Jazz, do not change who you are for the sake of hanging
around other folks. Remember that college is a germ. Stay clean
and focused. One.
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Train up a child in the way they should go and they shall not
part." I can truly say that Jasmine has been trained well by
er parents. Congratulations!
Karen Franklin
o fratulations Jasmine! As you move on to college and
spend some time getting to know your true self one of
th rstfabulous people you will ever encounter. It's been a
pr behaving you as a part of The Miami Times family.

Renee Harris

o know I love you like you were my own younger sis-
S been an extreme pleasure being your supervisor and I
ally enjoyed seeing you take your journey throughout
ior year in high school. Now that it's over, know that
sisyet to come. What lies before you is better than
a behind you. Words can't express how proud I am of
you ihow much I pray that God grants you the desires of
you :rt. Stay positive, beautiful and most importantly, in the
Lor ow that there is nothing in life you can't accomplish, so
lon ayou have faith. Continued success in your college years
an thoughout life. Make sure to stay in touch so we don't
i play stalker at The Miami Times. But really, I love you.
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congratulations Jasmine on your wonderful accomplishments.
l tat you are a very strong writer for your age and have a
potentiali. Keep God first as you enter your collegiate
eer. Stay positive and focused as you will come across sever-
Sindividuals who will try to hinder your progress. We are very
proud of you!
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y time knowing you has been short, but in that short period
you have certainly gained my respect. It is truly remarkable to
ie someone your age that has accomplished so much. As the
itor of my school paper, I have a hard time finding depend-
ble writers. The Miami Times lucked out finding a smart,
dependable young lady like yourself that is capable of produc-
inone of the best sections in the paper, Teen Scene. If you
eer came to my school, I would hire you on the spot.
Congratulations on your graduation and I pray you continue to
e successfuI.
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Jasmine, you have done an excellent job on the Teen Scene
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Full Name of Business
Spase Designz Incorporated
P.O. Box 190885
Miami Beach, Florida

Year Established
August 2003

Jermell Jenkins, Robert
Brown, Javier Fernandez,
Gellyn Attis

We offer business solu-
tions for small businesses
in marketing and help
increase their business.
We also throw charity
events such as our third
annual All-Star
Basketball Game that will
feature the Miami Heat's
Udonis Haslem. We give
away bookbags for our
back to school event. We
do street team work and
we also talk in front of
high school students
about the realities of life,
informing them of the cor-
rect message in compari-
son to what music videos

Future Goals
Our main goal is to have
significant success with
our company. But one of
our initial goals is to help
young people out, espe-
ciallyv young men. We
want to show the next
generation that there are
other ways to become
successful without being
a rapper, singer, athlete
or engaging in illegal

Why did you start this
business and how has it
Robert and I were out
doing our separate ven-
tures in the beginning.
Robert was designing
clothes,while I (Jermell)
was in the marketing
business. We decided to
collaborate because we
figured if we put two
heads together it would
make sense. Each year
the company has grown,
but it is still a work in
progress. Each year we
have gotten stronger
minded and have learned
there are no mistakes in
business, only lessons. We
started out in the living
room of our home and now

have people asking us
about our next project.
This shows our significant

What obstacles have you
faced and how have you
overcome them?
One of our biggest obsta-
cles was finances. When
we started out, it wasn't as
if we could go and ask our
parents or families for
thousands of dollars, so we
had to come out of our own
pockets. We also had many
people that didn't believe
in us when were trying to
add assets to the compa-
ny. "No one wants to water
the grass, but everyone
wants to watch it grow."
Through trial and error
and learning from past
incidents, we have sur-
rounded ourselves with
positive people that have
helped us get to the point
where we are now. Our
motto is 'spase' is the limit.

How have your past expe-
riences helped meet the
needs of your clients?
When we first started out,
we were trying to do events
without enough planning
time. That strategy became
very overwhelming, so we
learned to plan months
ahead of time. That meets
the needs of our clients
because obviously the
clients need marketing
and promotions. We make
sure our clients have a
significant amount of time
so their ventures can be
as successful as they

Where did you get the
name of your company
and does it have any sig-
nificant meaning?
It's a combination of our
nicknames. His nickname
is Base (Robert) and mine
is Spanky (Jermell)
importing his first three
with my last two. Robert
came up with this catchy
acronym for it: Some peo-
ple are self employed
(Spase). It defines our
bright future. Everyone
has that entrepreneur-
ship quality in them and
our goal is to match each
other's strengths so we
can work on our weak-
nesses. No one wants to
clock in at a job forever,
especially when the
opportunity to have mil-
lions of dollars is right in
front of them.

NeighborWorks assists residents

By Brandyss Howard
Miami Times Writer

NeighborWorks America, a
division of Neighborhood
Housing Services, along with
Mayor Carlos Alvarez and other
community leaders, declared
June 3-10 National
NeighborWorks Week. With
sponsorship provided by Home
Depot. the event took place on
June 8th on 51st terrace
between 29th and 30th Avenue
in Brownsville, a community
that is trying to overcome crime
and drug activity.
This national project involved

more that 40,000 volunteers
and 180 organizations across
the country. Their ultimate goal
is to help restore and develop
healthy communities year
Food, games and T-shirts
were provided for the residents
of Brownsville, while volunteers
worked diligently to beautify
seven homes on the block.
Houses were painted, flowers
were laid and residents in
Brownsville enjoyed the modifi-
cations taking place in front of
their eyes.
Mary Bowick said she prayed
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JHS outstanding professionals honored

During the April 2006 Public :
Health Trust Board of Trustees
meeting, five employees and
two departments were honored
with Achiever awards by
Marvin O'Quinn,
president/CEO, Jackson
Health System and Larry R.
Handfield, Esq., chairman,
Public Health Trust Board of
Achiever awards are present-
ed to the employees who best
exemplify the values of
Jackson Health System: serv-
ice excellence and quality;
commitment; compassion;
teamwork and communica-
shtion; intrespect; confidentiality;rd Achiever award winners are featured from left to right: (Gilly) Willie Gillyard, Jr., R.T., recreation therapist,
and celebrating the cultural Mental Health Hospital Center; Estella Stevenson, patient finance associate, Mental Health Hospital Center; Addie
diversity of our patients and Garrick, L.PN, licensed practice nurse, North Dade Health Center; and Charles Jackson, M.S.W., clinical social
staff. worker, Liberty City Health Services Center, Ambulatory Services Division, pose for a picture in the lobby of the
The five employees honored Diagnostic Treatment Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Ocean Bank offers students scholarships

Local bank helps
inner city kids pursue
their education

Four graduating students
from St. Francis Xavier
Catholic School recently
received scholarships to con-
tinue their education thanks
to local community bank,
Ocean Bank. Carlos Hondal,
Executive Vice President and
Chief Risk Officer of Ocean
Bank, along with other bank
executives presented the
scholarship awards during the
school's graduation ceremony.
The bank offered each of the
four students $500 to be used
for high school expenses which
may include registration fees

Simone Cook Leadership Award; Stacey Eady Academic
Award and Nadia Burke Community Service Award.

and books. In addition to the
scholarships, the bank will
also award the students $450
worth of U.S. savings bonds.
The scholarship recipients are:
Ashley M. Velazquez Most
Improved Award; Simone Cook
- Leadership Award; Stacey
Eady Academic Award and
Nadia Burke Community
Service Award.
"This is the seventh year in a
row that we offer St. Francis
students scholarships in order
for them to continue their edu-
cation," said Hondal. "As an
institution that is deeply root-
ed in .our community, we are
pleased to offer our support
and we are looking forward to
continuing to work with St.
Francis School and Miami
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Video Access Alliance staffers with Dr. Randal Pinkett, (I-r) Paula Hoisington, Dr. Randal Pinkett, VAA
SChairman, Julia Johnson, Stacey Meaders.

Black businesswoman and
SChairman of the group called
the Video Access Alliance, was
a central figure and leading
Proponent of the bill qo-spon-
Ssored by Black U.S,. Rep.
Bobby Rush, D-Illinois.
Mrs. Johnson, and members
Sof the Video Access Alliance,
focused on supporting the leg-
Sislation that would mandate a
high-tech and digital highway
that will free Black consumers
and entrepreneurs from the
shackles of high-cost cable tel-
evision, lackluster competition

of quality, diverse content
offerings for cable television,
satellite television, telephone
company video services and
other video distribution plat-
In their pursuit to influence
legislative leaders and public
policies considering bringing
competition to the cable TV
industry, Video Access
Alliance hosted a Diversity and
Programming Issues Forum in
Washington, DC a day before
votes were taken by the House
of Representatives.

ner of NBC's The Apprentice.
U.S. Senators and
Representatives and many
Congressional staff members
eagerly listened to a variety of
new and imaginative content
providers showcase their
channels and networks and
plead their cause for House
and Senate assistance in
reforming America's cable TV
franchising and distribution
"This issue is extremely
important for minority busi-
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Inner city students get scholarships

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Inner City Angels to help stu-
dents reach their full potential.
Ocean Bank is very proud to
be able to attend the St.
Francis Xavier graduation and
participate in this very impor-
tant institution in Overtown.
This school is a special place
that has a wonderful combi-
nation of teachers, parents,
grandparents, family and
especially, students. Seeing
these students improve and
overcome many obstacles and
succeed in academics, com-
munity service and leadership
should inspire and motivate

others to get more involved
with a school like St. Francis
Xavier," said Hondal.
"We hope that our support
will assist both the
Archdiocese of Miami and the
community in general to pro-
vide help to this school,
which strongly needs it," he
Ocean Bank has committed
$10,000 per year in funds to
St. Francis Xavier School stu-
dents. In addition to the end-
of-year "Ocean Bank
Awards," which total $2,000,
Ocean Bank also provides the
school's general scholarship
fund with eight $1,000 schol-
arships. These eight scholar-

ships, totaling $8,000 are
offered to students from differ-
ent grades. During 2006, the
Bank made a special and sep-
arate donation of $5,000 for
the School's "wish list," which
includes various needs like
supplies, signage for the
school and other necessities.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic
School is the only private
school in Overtown. St.
Francis was the first Catholic
Church and school for Blacks
in Miami. The school was in'
the midst of closing when
Miami Inner City Angels, led
by Michael Caricarte, Jr.,
organized a grassroots effort
to raise funds for the school.

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Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the Miami-Dade County
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Neighborhood beautification lifts spirits of Brownsville residents

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that she would be able
to get her house paint-
ed for a long time.
"They did a wonderful
job. I appreciate the
flowers because they
Were something that I
idn't have. I'm very
appy," said Bowick.
Across the street was
Sandra Haywood, who
pat outside on the front
porch smiling as she
admired her newly
Painted house. "I'm
lown away. I picked
he color and my house
snow an absolute joy.
_od truly answers
rayers," said

In the early months
of 2005, Neighborhood
Housing Services
began working in this
community to encour-
age residents to take
pride in their area and
cooperate with commu-
nity leaders who want-
ed to make improve-
ments. Brownsville
has recently opened a
new park, bank and
shopping center. New
street lights, sidewalks
and sewer system have
also been added to help
restore the communi-
ty's curb appeal.
Chris Green and Mr.
'C.T,' two of the volun-

that it

said they feel
is important for
people to take

care of our neighbor-
hoods because no one
else will. "If we as a peo-
ple don't take of our
community, we'll end
up getting left in the
dark," C.T. told The
Miami Times.
During the peak of
illegal activity in
Brownsville, many fam-
ilies relocated. Those
who stayed felt they
had no means to fight
back. Residents are
now taking on the
problems in their com-
munity and have been
very cooperative in the
revitalization process.
Green and 'C.T' said
the city should spend
money on making
upgrades to communi-

ties that are going
under instead of malls
and arenas. When it
comes to putting dol-
lars into something, it
should be less quantity
and more quality," said
Darlene Brown, a
correctional officer for
Miami- Dade
Corrections, said this
particular block was
chosen for revitaliza-
tion because it's quiet,
but lively "This is a
family-oriented street-.
I've been here for 15
years and most of the
residents have been
here long-term," said
Brown said appreci-
ates the time and effort

that was dedicated to
her home, as the area
had sustained a good
amount of rain damage
throughout the years. "
They had been walking
through the neighbor-
hood for several
months taking surveys
and asking people if
they wanted their
house painted. They
even let me choose the
color. I'm happy that a
lot of people came out
to donate their time
-and I'm glad they
thought of me," Brown
Arden Shank, the
executive director of
NHS, told The Miami
Times that they have a
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stated that the organi-
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building a database of
volunteers in the future
to find ways to benefit
additional homeowners
and increase disaster
preparations. When
asked how he felt about
last week's event, he
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FMU Women's

By Nathanael Paul
Miami Times Intern

Who said women aren't good
in sports? Well, Florida
Memorial University women's
track team has certainly
proved that wrong when they
ranked fifth in the nation over-
all after competing in the NAIA
Women's Outdoor Track and
Field National Championship
in Fresno, California.
Missouri Baptist University
m-ay have ranked first in the
24 scored events, but they also
had 26 girls to do it. FMU got
the job done with only six girls.
Head coach Roosevelt
Richardson, Jr. told The Miami
Times he was very happy but
not excited. "It's hard to get
excited because I was looking
for the championship.

Track Team ranked 5th in the nation m NAIA

However, I am pleased with
their performance."
Coach Richardson just fin-
ished his ninth season. He was
named coach of the year for
the Florida Sun Conference. In
his short period, 26 members
of his teams have become
NAIA National Champions.
Under his direction Brandy
Dames became the first female
All American and Sallie Green
the first female National
Champion in the history of
This year all six of his female
track stars are All-Americans.
Zindzi Swan (Long Jump, High
Jump, 4x100m Relay, 4x400
Relay), Treva Hutchinson
(Long Jump, 100m Dash,
200m Dash, 400m Relay),
Tamara L. Rigby (100m Dash,
200m Dash, 400m Relay,
1600m Relay), Tavara L. Rigby

(I-r) Front row: Tavara L. Rigby and Tamara L. Rigby.
Back row: Damian Alexander, assistant coach, Janelle Clarke, Treva
Hutchinson, Zindzi Swan, Tashena Clarke, Roosevelt Richardson, Jr., coach.

(1600m Relay), Tashena
Clarke (400m Relay) and
Janelle Clarke (1600m Relay).
He believes the key to their
success was besides the obvi-
ous. "It wasn't about just run-
ning fast, but they came
together as a unit and showed
their support for one another."
In the 100m dash Tamara fin-
ished second at 11.77 seconds
and Treva finished fifth at
11.84. In the 200m dash
Tamara finished third at 24.55
and Treva finished fourth at
24.63. In the 4xl00m relay
Tamara, Treva, Zindzi and
Tashena finished second at
46.19s. In the 4x400m Relay
the team finished third. In the
Long Jump Treva finished
fourth and Swan finished
sixth. In the women high
jump, Swan placed fourth and
in the women triple jump she

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but also a feature film
called Strange Fruit
and a children's show
featuring the voices of
Tionne "T-Boz"
Watkins and Rozanda
"Chili" Thomas of the
singing group TLC
among others.
By having more con-
fidence in themselves
and their ideas and
with a little help along
the way, women will
find it easier to realize
their TV and film pro-
duction dreams.


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 19, 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
#15745 SEOPW and Omni CRAs


The Department of Off-Street Parking of the City of Miami d/b/a Miami
Parking Authority (MPA) is seeking Bids ("Bids") for the construction of a
Surface Parking Lot next to the Tower Theater in the City of Miami (901 SW
15th Avenue) ITB No. 06-01-Tower Theater.

Interested firms/individuals ("Respondents") may pick up a copy of the
Invitation to Bid ("ITB") to be issued on June 12, 2006 at 190 Northeast
Third Street, Miami, Florida 33132. The ITB contains detailed and specific
information about the scope of the submission requirements and the selec-
tion procedures.

Submissions must be delivered to the administrative offices of the Miami
Parking Authority, 190 N.E. 3rd Street, Miami, Florida 33132 no later than
July 5, 2006 by 2:00 p.m. Submissions received past such deadline and/or
submitted to any other location or office shall be deemed not responsive
and summarily rejected.

Miami Parking Authority's Board ("Board") reserves the right to accept any
Proposals deemed to be in the best interest of Miami Parking Authority, to
waive any irregularities in any Proposal and/or to reject any and or all
Proposals and re-advertise for new Proposals.

This ITB will be available on our website at
beginning June 12, 2006.

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for others to enjoy.The Miami Times has been
known to show up in restaurants, doctors
offices, nursing homes, public transportation
vehicles, and many other public places, thanks
to some very generous subscribers. By passing
along your copy of The Times, you will aid
others by helping them stay informed.

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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


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
httD:// 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


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placed eighth.
The best thing about these
young ladies is that they are
all freshmen and sophomores,
which means their future is
bright. Their goal is to catch
Nickesha Anderson of Missouri
Baptist University. "She's
beaten us every time we faced
her. At one point I saw fear in
my girls' eyes when they heard
she would be competing, I just
told them to continue working
hard," said Richardson.
Anderson truly is a gem. She
finished first in the 100m dash
at 11.41. No one else was even
close. She did it again in the
200m dash. The bright spot for
Tamara, who came the closest
to catching her, is that like
Anderson, she is a sophomore.
So with time, good health and
the heart of a lion, she should
be able to catch her one day.


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want to see. We need
opportunities for dis-
tribution of our chan-
nels and networks to
generate ads and spon-
sors in order to provide
more jobs. Cable com-
panies can charge peo-
ple what they want to
so cable rates increase
on a regular basis."
Doron Gorshein,
CEO of "The America
Channel," a channel
that includes stories
and reports about
everyday Americans,
said, "The most impor-
tant thing that
Congress can do is to
create competition. We
,have created video
products and services
that can improve con-
sumer choice, competi-
tion, diversity and
lower the costs of cable
TV and other television
Hispanic Information
& Telecommunications
Network CEO Jose
Rodriguez says,
"Current video plat-
form companies want
minority channels and
networks that do. get
on television to be
placed in a digital ghet-
to. We are being put in
a high-numbered tier
where members of
minority communities
have to pay extra to be
able to view desired
minority channels."
"Horror videos blow
the doors off of other
genres," said Nicolas

Saltos, CEO of "The
Horror Channel", "but
channels like mine
can't get on television
in America. The Horror
Channel web site gets
600,000 hits a month,
but we still can't get on
cable. Cable and satel-
lite TV companies want
to own you before they
put you on television.
They want to see
you die!"
Ninety-one million
people play, watch or
purchase tennis prod-
ucts and 60 percent of
all new tennis players
are minorities.
Minorities are extreme-
ly interested and excit-
ed about the "Tennis
Channel," said Director
Eric Turpin. "But we

still can't get mass dis-
tribution on cable tele-
vision," explained
Turpin. "Competition
from new channels and
networks will level the
playing field. There are
more people from more
different age brackets
and ethnic groups that
play tennis than play
golf, so why can't we
get a reasonable televi-
sion deal?"
The final speaker at
the Forum on Diversity
in Programming was
Steve Pruitt. Pruitt and
former Congressman
J.C. Watts joined
investments to launch
"The Black Television
News Network."
Historically, Blacks
have been vilified on

cable TV news. We cre-
ated this 24 hour
Black news channel to
ensure that Blacks are
fairly and accurately
portrayed in the news.
Pruitt's take on the
limited opportunities
for new channels and
networks to get on tele-
vision was that
"African-Americans are
loyal cable and satellite
customers. We buy far
more premium chan-
nels, pay-per-view and
other video products
than other Americans
if you look at percent-
ages. Without
Congressional legisla-
tion, we will be left out
of the new changes in
television and. video
distribution and we

1450 N.E. 2ND AVENUE

Sealed bids for categories of items listed below will be received, at the address listed, on the designat-
ed date. Said bids will be publicly opened and read in the Board auditorium, Miami-Dade County School
Board Administration Building. Bids are to be placed in the 'BID BOX' in Room 351, by 2:00 P.M., on
the date designated. Bid forms on which the bids must be submitted are available upon request from
Room 351, address above, telephone (305) 995-1380. Award recommendations will be available on the
Friday preceding the scheduled Board meeting award. The results of bids awarded at the official School
Board meetings will be available in the DIVISION OF PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT on the Monday
following the meetings. The Board reserves the right to waive informalities and to reject any and all
"The School Board of Miami-Dade County Public Schools enacts a Cone of Silence from
issuance of a solicitation to written recommendation of award. All provisions of School Board
Rule 6Gx13-8C-1.212 apply."

"Any Protest of Specifications, or Protest of Award, must be filed with the Clerk of the School
Board. Failure to adhere to the filing requirements and timelines, as specified in Board Rule
6Gx13-3C-1.11, shall constitute a waiver of proceedings."

Bid Number Opening Title Pre-Bid Conference
Download Date Addendums

081-FF06 6/29/2006 Air Conditioners

BY: Dr. Rudolph F. Crew

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will be short-changed!"
"I support legislation
that will increase com-
petition and opportuni-
ties for minorities in
television," said Dr.
Randal Pinkett. "I
applaud Senator Ted
Stevens and
Congressman Bobby
Rush for having the
courage to sponsor a
bill that will open up
cable markets, satel-
lite television and tele-
phone company video
platforms to African-
American and other

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

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RFQ # 06-0713

The City of Opa-locka, Florida is currently requesting proposals from quali-
fied Proposers to provide Banking Services. Sealed proposals shall be
received by the Office of the City Clerk, Opa-locka City Hall, 777 Sharazad
Boulevard, Opa-locka, Florida 33054 on or before 3:00 p.m., July 13, 2006
at which time and place proposals will be publicly opened. Proposals
received after that time will not be accepted under any circumstances. Any
uncertainty regarding the time a proposal is received will be resolved
against the Proposer.

Request for proposals may be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk,
777 Sharazad Boulevard, Opa-locka, Florida 33054. For more information,
please call Deborah S. Irby, City Clerk at (305) 953-2800.


TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2006
Council Conference Meeting: 4"' Floor Conference Room, (TBA)
Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting: 2nd Floor Council Chambers,
7:00 PM
Regular City Council Meeting: 2n" Floor Council Chambers, 7:30 PM
Location: 17011 N.E. 19 Avenue, North Miami Beach

All interested parties are'invited to attend this meeting.
Solomon Odenz, City Clerk Howard B. Lenard, City Attorney
Notice: 1) Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City
Council Community Redevelopment Agency with respect to any matter to be
considered at this meeting, that person shall insure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made including all testimony and evidence upon which any
appeal may be based (F/S 286.0105); 2) In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should contact the Office of the City Clerk no later
than two (2) days prior to the proceedings. Telephone (305) 787-6001 for
assistance; if hearing impaired, telephone our TDD line at (305) 948-2909 for


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Model City Community Revitalization District Trust

Carrie P. Meek Senior Citizen and Cultural Center
1350 NW 50"' Street, Miami, Florida 33147
***i********Monday, June 19, 2006***********


I. Welcome
II. Invocation
III. Roll Call
IV. Approval of Minutes from May 15, 2006 Board Meeting
V. Discussion
President/CEO's Report
a. Tammy Hammett
b. .15' Avenue Corridor Report
c. Summer Program
d. Brownsfield Sites
e. Audit Report
f. Consultant's Contract

g. AD Hoc Committee
VI. Public Comments
VII. Adjournment

Special Note: The Model City Community Revitalization District
Trust is looking for individuals between the ages of 16-22 who
reside in the Model City Area (NW 71"' Street to State Road 112, 1-
95 to NW 17 Avenue) for its Summer Leadership & Professional
Employment Program. Hurry!! Only a few slots left. Contact
Janella Buckner at (305) 635-2301 ext. 373.

Adv. No. 13779


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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.

Furnished Rooms
1338 NW 68th Street
One room available.
Call 305-693-1017 or
1426 NW 70th Street
$325 monthly including utilit-
ies, and air. Must have in-
come. Call 305-836-8378.
1721 NW 41 Street
Two rooms, furnished with
air, cable and appliances.
$125 each week. $375 to
move in. Call 786-487-2222.
335 N.W. 203rd Terrace
Waterfront, gated community,
furnished, color TV, air, utilit-
ies and more.
Call 305-510-9966
Nice quiet room with air. Util-
ities included. $165 weekly.
Call 954-864-8782
Nice rooms for rent. Includes
air and cable. Call Tony at
Air, cable. $130 weekly. $390
to move in. 786-663-4189
For one person, $425 month-
ly. Call 305-653 8954 or 305-
Furnished room with cable,
central air. Utilities included.
Room with private entrance
and air in quiet
For details call
Nice room with privileges like
home, responsible person
preferred. Call 305-696-2451
Finally we're back! Clean,
decent rooms, $450 to $500;
Elderly and disabled
Call 786-357-8617
Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! Rooms
$125, $140, $150.
Everything like new.
Call 786-718-8449
or 786-539-7895
Room For Rent
Call 305-754-6564
1500 N.W. 74th Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, air, use of kitchen, plus
more. Call 305-835-2728.


100 N.W. 14th Street
Fully furnished, utilities and
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN),
free local and nationwide
calling, property protected by
security camera 24 hours.
$210 weekly, $690 monthly.
Call 305-751-6232

1756 N.W. 85th Street
Utilities included, $115 week-
ly. $725 moves you in.


14460 N.W. 22nd Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$550 stove, refrigerator,

220 N.W. 16th Street
Two bedrooms, tiled, $750,
security, 305-944-2101.

23 N.W. 41 Street
44 N.W. 52 Street
241 N.W. 52 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
section 8 ok, $795 monthly.
Drive by!
Call the office:
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.

2407 N.W. 135 ST
Large one bedroom, $675.
newly renovated with cen-
tral air.Call 305-769-0146.

3301 N.W. 51st Street
One bedroom, one bath with
utilities included and air.
$1200 moves you in.
3330 NW 48th Terrace
Totally remodeled, one bed-
room, one bath in nice quiet
area. All appliances included.
MUST SEE! Call Mr. Cruz

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

621 N.W. 64th Street
Two bedrooms, $750 month-
ly. Renovated. Section 8 wel-
come. Call 786-256-6566.
6908 NW 2nd Avenue
Two bedroom, two bath
Call 786-295-9961

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

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

For Accounting Purposes
One bedroom, one bath with
utilities included and air.
$1400 moves you ih, $320

Little Haiti Area
One bedroom one bath.
$550 month.
Sellers 305-754-1100
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.

North Miami Beach
17130 N.E. 6 Court
Three bedroom, two bath,
$1450 monthly.
305-305-3334 or
600 N.W. 98 Street
570 NW 30th Street
Three and four bedrooms
available. Call Ted 954-274-
6944 or 305-586-8423.
One bedroom in the rear of
home. All utilities included.
$700 monthly, $1700 moves
you in. 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
1907 NW 2nd Court
Nice two bedroom, air condi-
tion, window shades,
appliances. Free hot water.
$420 monthly plus $200
Call 305-665-4938 or
cell 305-498-8811

1075 N.W. 112 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, air,
call 305-301-6772.
1108 N.E. 113th Street
North Miami, two bedroom,
two bath, $1150 monthly,
1210 N.E. 110th Terrace
Two bedrooms, two baths,
washer and dryer. Fenced in
yard, security bars, central
air and heat. Tiled
throughout. $1225 monthly,
first, and security. Interested,
please call 786-709-7436.
1262 N.W. 46 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
Section 8 only. $950 monthly
Call 786-267-3700
1319 NW 68 Street
Furnished one bedroom, one
bath duplex, 786-267-7684.
1558 NE 131st Lane

Two bedrooms, one bath,
appliances included, Section 8
welcome. Call 786-277-9925
404 N.W. 2 Ave-Hallandale
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1600 a month, $2,000 de-
posit. Call 954-442-9976.

5328 N.W. 31 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$1250 per month Low
deposit special for Section 8
Call 305-871-3280
5328 N.W. 31 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$1250 per month Low
deposit special for Section 8
Call 305-871-3280
745 N.W. 107 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
laundry room, newer air con-
ditioner. $975 monthly,
$1950 moves you in.
NDI Realtors
7501 N.W. 6th CT
Two bedrooms, one bath,
with bars. $800 monthly,
$2000 to move in.
Call 305 759-9171
7633 N.W. 2 Court
Three bedroom, two bath, air
and appliances, section 8
OK. 954-499-3030
7770 N.W. 8th Avenue #2
Two bedrooms, immediate
occupancy. Section 8 wel-
come. Angela 305-796-3874.

Two bedroom, one bath, sec-
tion 8 only, new building,
$975 monthly. Please call
Three bedroom, two bath,
Section 8 Welcome!
Call 305-757-6115

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.
204 St NW 7th Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
central air, applicanes,
Section 8 welcome. $799
Call Tonia, 305-219-3116
2771 N.W. 193rd Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air, security bars,
$1500 a month. Section 8
welcome.Call 305-975-1017.
479 N.W. 19th Street
Four bedrooms, one and half
bath. Section 8 okay, $1300,

6001 N.W. 14 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath, new
appliances, new kitchen and
tile floors. $700 monthly.
Section 8 okay!
Call 954-914-9166
870 N.E. 207 Terrace
Two bedroom, two bath.
Condo For Rent $1250 -
$2500 down.
Call 786-449-7189
Three bedrooms only
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, gated
community. $1400 monthly.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-259-3389

1043 N.W. 28 Street
Two bedroom one bath, tile
throughout, fence all around,
walk to Jackson Memorial
Hospital. $950 monthly. Call
786-423-7233 or 305-401-
10820 N.W. 22nd Court
Three bedrooms home, Sec-
tion OK.$1,400 monthly.
Master International Realty
1190 N.W. 106th Street
Two bedrooms, two baths,
Call 305-899-2727
11th Court N.W. 32 Street
Nice four bedroom, two bath,
den, garage, central air, Sec-
tion 8 HOPWA welcome!
$1,400 monthly. Call:
1235 NW 68th Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath, ap-
pliances included, $800
mthly and $2000 to move in.
1421 N.W. 41 Street
Two" bedrooms, one bath,
large family room, Section 8
welcome, Open House June
16 through 17.
1515 N.W. 82 Street

Three bedrooms, one bath,
with air. $1,100 monthly.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-244-3239

15630 N.W. 159 St. Road
Beautiful three bedrooms, one
bath, air, tile, $1,180 month,
huge yard. 305-297-5932

1861 N.W. 166 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
air conditioned, new
windows, $1195 monthly,
$2390 to move in.
NDI Realtors
18715 NW 45th Avenue
Three bedroom, one bath
with tile floors, central air, in
quiet area. $1395 monthly.
Call Joe 954-849-6793
191 Street N.W. 31 Avenue
Four bedrooms, Section 8
Call 305-754-7776
20807 N.W. 41 Avenue
Four bedrooms, two baths.
954-445-3958 or
2783 N. W. 58 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
tiled throughtout, $900 per
month. Call, 305-788-3785.
34 Avenue and 194 Terrace
Four bedrooms, two baths,
new flooring, air, Section 8
welcome, $1400 monthly,
call Nikki 786-624-0908.
6962 N.W. 2 Court
Two bedroom, one bath, ap-
pliances. Call Mr. Coats 305-
8444 NW 14th Court
Four bedrooms, two baths,
appliances, central air, Sec-
tion 8 ok.Call 786-277-9925
Four bedroom, two bath,
$1300 a month, rent option.
800-242-0363 xt.3644
Charming three bedrooms,
one bath, Marlin Realty,
Three bedrooms, one bath,
Section 8 welcome, newly
renovated. First, last and se-
curity required. $1200
Call 305-496-3787
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air and Section 8
friendly. $1300 monthly.
Call 305-761-7862
Buy a four bedrooms, two
baths, $43,000! Foreclosures!
For listings
800-749-8168 xD041
Large two bedrooms, one
bath with ceramic tile, family
room, dining room, washer
and dryer.$1200 monthly, no
section 8.
Call 305-829-2114 between
4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Two bedrooms and five bed-
rooms renting $850 to $1800
monthly, call 305-757-7067,
Design Realty and Manage-
Section 8 Welcome!
Five or six bedrooms, three
baths, central air, and appli-
ances family, dinning and
laundry room. Big yard. Call:
Three and four bedrooms for
rent. Call 305-388-7477.
Behind in your rent 24 hour
notice? Behind in your
Call Kathy:

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

Let us make them for you!
Call Ray 786-488-8617
Relocating to Atlanta,GA
Call Dawnel,
Independent Realty Co.

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

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

20229 NW 27th Place

Two bedrooms, one bath.
Townhome. Asking $150,000
Call 786-200-8897
Studio apt., totally remodeled,
$180,000. 305-710-8383
Studio apt., totally remodeled,
$165,000. 305-710-8383

285 N.E. 191 Street #2920
One bedroom, one bath,
adult community. $85,500.
Call Linda at Beachfront Re-
alty: 305-790-5308


in Albany, GA, $210,000. Call
Chris, 305-219-0260.

1839 NW 74th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
each side, sold as is. Section
8 tenants, great investment.
$209,000 or best offer.
Call Miguel 786-346-1873

Five bedrooms, three baths,
fully rented, great income
property. 305-332-5008
Four bedrooms, one bath
and three bedrooms, one
bath. Call Kathy


Now You Can Own Your
Own Home Today
UP TO $65,000
HUDNA Homes Available
House Of Homes Realty
111 St. and 12 Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths
with pool, $220,000, Call La-
nard 954-367-0252.
1190 N.W. 106th Street
Two bedrooms, two baths,
Call 305-899-2727
14321 NW 14 Drive
"Big" three bedrooms, three
bath. Pool, patio, two car ga-
rage and big bedrooms".
Brown Realty Inv. Corp.
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.
1775 N.W. 126th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath
$165,000,call 786-489-5196.
20781 N.W. 37 Court
Well maintained four bed-
room, two bath, with central
air conditioning, tile, crown
molding, original artwork, two
car ports, and storage shed.
Call Joe at
Genesis Realty
305-776-7438 or
2131 York St Opa Locka
Totally remodeled, two bed-
rooms, one bath, new kitch-
en, bath, roof and hurricane
shutters. $134,000.
Owner/Agent 305-491-7522
846 N.W. 114 Street
Three bedroom, one bath,
new roof and carpets. Try
$1900 total down and $1195
monthly. Good credit re-
quired. $169,000.
NDI Realtors
9918 W Little River Dr.
Waterfront home, $275,000
sale price.
Call Kathy
Four bedrooms, two baths..
Must Sell! Only $43,000!
800-749-8168 xD040
Four bedrooms, Only
$43,000. For listings:
800-749-8168 xD046


1166 N.W. 61 Street
True handy man special--on
duplex lot, lots of potential,
purchase price $115,000.
Call Benjamin at
Genesis Realty

Apartment Buildings

5842 NW 12th Avenue
Four units, two bedrooms,
one bath each, owner
relocating, must sell,
$415,000 or best offer.

I Business I
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 $45,000. All business
licenses are updated.
Call 954-701-2745 or

Foreclosure? Refinance?

We have money to meet

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
$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

Need Fast Cash?
Join a 100 percent cheat
proof program. You can earn
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$1000 per order by joining
the Money Doctor program. If
interested, call Ms. Brown
CALL 305-951-3861

Telemarketer's Dream
$25,000 per month asking
two simple questions. Bailey
Up-Rite Lawn and Mainte-
nance. Service Property
Management. Complete Yard
Landscaping. Sprinkler re-
pair. Handy-man service.
Call now 305-835-2779
Any area, any condition, any
price, fast cash.
Call 786-285-8872

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

Acura Integra 93
$1500 or best offer, runs
great, must sell for listing.
800-749-8167 xK036
Chevy's from $500!
Police Impounds. For listings
800-749-8167 xK020
$900 OBO! Runs Great For
listings 800-749-8167 xK035

HONDA'S from $500!
Police Impounds. For listings
800-749-8167 xK023
Toyota Camry 93
$1000 or best offer, runs
great, listings
800-749-8167 xK024

MANAGER needed. Must
be high school graduate,
computer literate and have
two years of experience in
apartment business. Good
benefits. Nice working
environment. Reply: Miami
Times Advertiser, Suite 2-
270, 2520 S.W. 22nd
Street, Miami, FL 33145.

Certified Nurse Assistant
Home Health Aide
in group home,disabled
women, night shift, experi-
ence only. 305-493-2251

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

Experienced Cook Needed
Will Train.
Call 305-803-9085

Second Canaan
M. B. Church
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

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

Security officer renewal class
D and G. Call 305-681-6414.

Church available
With central air and office.
Seats 55. Call 305-687-1218.

North Dade Memorial Park
Garden of The Cross
Two cemetery plots side by
side, not a double, $2000
each. Mrs. Young 305-778-

5-8 Inch, 10 foot drywall, in-
stallation, tiled, metal stud
and track. Scalfoling bases,
stove. Small quanities of
items. Call 786-295-1023.

Single, black male, 34, no
children, seeking voluptu-
ous, beautiful, mature Lat-
ino Cuban female for casu-
al dating and friendship. If
interested, call 305-891 -
0516 or 313-289-4406.


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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
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