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Volume 86 Number 21 MIAMI, FLORIDA, JANUARY 14-20, 2009 50 cents (55 cents in Broward)

Moore Park gets major makeover

New facilities will include 1,500 bleacher seats

By Sandra J. Charite

The nearly 200 children who go to Moore's
Park in Allapattah to participate in various
activities offered by the city of Miami will
soon experience a new park. ,
The park at 765 NW 36th St. will undergo
a major makeover that will include a new
field, imunning track and field facilities, 1,500
aluminum bleacher seats, a press box with
a PA system, an electronic scoreboard, field
lighting, storage structures and restrooms

and concession buildings.
"It's an enhancement in the community
and our children will definitely benefit from
this. With the opening of a stadium facility,
then soccer games, Optimist Football and
the minor games, along with concession
stands, will bring in revenue and jobs into
the city," Tyrone Miller, park manager, said
after a press conference on Jan. 6.
At the event, Miami Mayor Manny Diaz
and City Commissioner Michelle Spence-
Jones joined members of the Orange Bowl
Please turn to MAKEOVER 6A

From left, Luther Campbell,
founder of the National
Youth Football League;
Darryl K. Sharpton, mem-
ber of the Orange Bowl
Committee; Eric Starks,
recreational specialist at
Moore Park; and Tyrone
Miller, park manager attend
a groundbreaking cer-
emony for a new field at the
park in Allapattah on Jan. 6.
-MiamiTimes Photo/Sandra Charite

Meek announces bid for U.S. Senate

By Sandra Charite

Joined by his family, friends,
and colleagues, Congressman
Kendrick Meek, D-Florida, an-
nounced on Tuesday he will
run for the U.S. Senate in 2010
for themseat being vacated by
Republican Mel Martinez.
"I've given Florida a strong
voice on the powerful House
Ways and Means Commit-
tee and was appointed by the
Speaker of the U.S. House of
Representatives to the House
Leadership. But never in my
lifetime have the people of
Florida been faced with so
many big problems. Our state
needs bold leadership at every
level and that and it is why
I've made the decision to run

Congressman Kendrick Meek, D-Florida, outside his home in North Miami-Dade Miami announc-
es his bid for the U.S. Senate in 2010. With him are his daughter Lauren, wife Leslie, son Kendrick
Jr., mother-in-law Lois Johnson, mother, retired Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek, and sister Lucia
Raiford. -MiamiTimes photo/Sandra Charite

as a candidate for the United
States Senate," Meek said as
he stood outside his house in

unincorporated Miami-Dade his announcement, state Rep.
County. James Bush III was indicating
Even as Meek was making Please turn to MEEK 8A

Girls and grandmother get

tickets to Obama inaugural

They helped with the president-elect's campaign

By Sandra J. Charite

Vivian Shelton was overjoyed at
Barack Obama's election victory
on Nov. 4 and wanted to attend
the inauguration this month.
But on hearing about the
number of people expected
to attend, Shelton did
not seek tickets.

"I really did not want to go because it
seemed impossible," said .Shelton in a
phone interview.
But Shelton, 53, a Language Arts
teacher at North Dade Middle School,
was still determined to go to Washing-
ton, D.C., for the Jan. 20 inauguration,
so she requested a ticket by letter to
Congressman Kendrick B. Meek, D-Flor-
ida and attached a copy of a story in The
Please turn to GIRLS 4A

Angela Clayton, Sage Robinson and their grandmother Viv-
ian Shelton will be attending the presidential inaugural in
Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20. -MiamiTimes Photo/Sandra Charite

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Housing Activist Housing Activist

Shopping center and

library on wish list

for new Scott project
By Sandra J. Charite

Plans to build some 850 homes in an expanded HOPE
VI community should include facilities such as a shopping
center, convenient transportation, a library and a computer
lab, prospective residents have told the planners.
A credit union, bike paths and crime prevention programs
were also on the wish list the planners heard during
meetings held Jan. 8-10 at the James E. Scott Community
Center, 2267 NW 72nd St.
The purpose was to give residents a chance to meet
developers to create a vision of the new Scott-Carver
The Miami-Dade Commission at its Dec. 16 meeting
unanimously approved plans to build 850 homes in an
expanded HOPE V1 target area covering Northwest 36th
to 119th streets and Northwest Seventh to 32nd avenues.
Developers got the green light to start with the first phase
comprising 354 homes in 201-0 for completion in 2011.
"We Want the residents who have previously lived
in Scott-Carver to not think that the government has
abandoned them," County Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle
said in an interview on Jan. 8 when he attended one of the
Rolle sponsored the resolution for the expansion of the
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Former segregated station is

set to become police museum

By Tariq Osborne
A 1950s-style building at
480 NW 11th St. in Overtown,
until recently just a shell of
a structure in disrepair, is
again set to make history.
Already designated a
landmark, as the first "All
Negro Police Precinct and
Courthouse" built in America,
it is about to become the
first Black Police Museum
in the nation, displaying an
array of photographs and
memorabilia 'from an era
nearly six decades ago..
Otis Davis, 77, worked
out of that precinct from
its inception in September

"This precinct is so
important because we could
not go over to the White
station," said Davis. "We
worked out of the back of
this dentist's- office until we
finally got a two-bedroom
apartment to work out of."
The office was that of Dr.
Ira Davis, no relation to Otis
Davis, located at 1036 NW
Second Ave., where the Black
precinct operated from 1944-
"The first Black officers had
to be trained at a housing
project--and at night. They
only got two weeks of training.
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Housing agency

bears close scrutiny
ocal control is a good thing because it allows for the specific
concerns of a community to be addressed. In that regard,
therefore, the decision of the federal government to hand
back the Miami-Dade Housing Agency to county authorities last
Thursday is a welcome development.
But with a caveat.
This is the same agency, under the same authorities, that
allowed corrupt developers to bilk taxpayers of millions of dollars
on the pretense that desperately needed housing for the poor
would be built.
Isn't it a shame how the poor are always the ones who suffer
from the sort of mismanagement of such agencies. Blacks, in
particular, were victims of the scams that were played out before
Washington stepped in.
Miami-Dade' Mayor Carlos Alvarez has now said the hand
over was proof that the issues leading to the federal government
taking charge of the agency had been resolved. That may be so
but the public, bruised by what has happened, would be forgiven
for being doubtful.
Even though a new management team has been put in place
and $18 million worth of contracts has been yanked from certain
developers, there is no guarantee that, down the road, history
will not repeat itself.
The lasting solution is for more vigilance in ensuring that tax
dollars are spent wisely and for designated projects. That requires
a watchdog team that will constantly monitor progress so there
cah be early warning when matters start to go off course.
Miami-Dade County has yet another opportunity to prove that
it can really take care of the people's money and use it to benefit
the most needy. But the track record is not good so the county
has a lot of work to do to persuade a skeptical population that it
will get matters right this time around.

A matter worth Obama's

personal attention

It is a refrain that has been repeated for more than a quarter-
century now and it bears repeating once again:
Treat the Haitian refugees with fairness-and as human
Like the Cubans who flee their country, the Haitians also want
to come to America for a better life. This they were denied even
during the vicious days of the Duvalier dictatorship, while Cubans
seeking to flee the tyranny of the Castyrs have been given almost
unfettered access to our country.
It is true that the Duvaliers are long gone and democracy, of sorts,
has been in place in Haiti for some years now. But democracy rings
hollow when poverty is so grinding that the machinery of freedom
cannot fully function. In that regard, the Haitians have it no better
than the Cubans..
Successive U.S. administrations have been unwilling to
acknowledge, at least publicly, the gross disparity in this differing
treatment of the two sets of boat people, as they are sometimes
called, or to remove the lingering suspicion that the true distinction
has been not one of lack of freedom as much as of skin color.
While he was president, Jimmy Carter perhaps came the closest to
establishing parity in this unequal treatment but that was merely
Administration officials have given the impression that their
hands have been tied with regard to the treatment which the
Cubans receive because of the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966,
the bone which we threw the Cubans after the failed Bay of Pigs
invasion. The impression is that if that law did not exist, Cubans
too would be forced back to their country. It is, though, more a
matter of politics now because a majority of Cuban-Americans vote
Republican and Haitian-American vote Democratic.
Whatever the excuses, it is time to welcome Haitians who come
seeking a better life, as we have always done for White people.
Their economic condition is now so desperate that we cannot'in all
good conscience continue to turn them away.
President-elect Barack Obama must make this a top priority of
his administration as soon as he takes office and his Secretary
of State, Hillary Clinton, must embrace the cause of the people of
Haiti. It is the right thing to do.

Saving a piece of

police history

rTrAhere was a time in Miami not so long ago when there were
no Black police officers. And when the authorities decided to
.. add a handful of men to the force, thanks to the demands of
people such as Father John Culmer and Dr. Ira Davis, they had to
be trained secretly at night. Then, when the first five rookies were
put to work, they could not cross a certain boundary or arrest White
Today, Blacks are well represented in the city of Miami police force
which already had its first Black chief, Clarence Dickson, and it is
easy to forget that, like many things the community has come to take
for granted, a good deal of sacrifice had to be made.
To ensure that the pioneering spirit of the Black officers is not
forgotten, the precinct station where they were based has been fully
renovated and converted into a police and courthouse museum that
will showcase memorabilia from that period. The building at 480 NW
11th St. in Overtown will also house tutoring sessions for children so
they can improve their language and math skills.
The building will be dedicated this Thursday morning, becoming
probably the only one of its kind in the nation. The state and the city
provided the $2 million needed for the project, which had been led by
the late Commissioner Arthur E. Teele, and the Retired Police Officers
Community Benevolent Association will be in charge. They will be
seeking funds to operate the museum and the tutoring classes. It is
a worthwhile initiative that will carry on a legacy worth preserving.

". . I for one believe that if you give people a thorough
understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that
produce it, they'll create their own program, and when the people
create a program, you get action .
Malcolm X

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King Memorial and new

Sweet Home sanctuary are

proof of the power of faith

I attended the MLK Foundation dinner that was
a fundraising event to raise money for the Dr. Mar- f I
tin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Former President Clinton was the .guest speaker, ...- ..,"
which was appropriate because he passed the leg-
islation authorizing the creation of a monument on the Washington
Mall at the opposite end of the mall where Dr. King gave his famous
speech. The original estimate for construction of the monument was
$100 million, which seemed like an astronomical goal and unachiev-
able. Well, that goal has been met and now a new goal of $120 million
has been set because the cost of materials rose during the time it took
to reach the first target.
The event was attended by the who's who of Miami: School Super-
intendent Alberto Carvalho, School Board Member Solomon Stinson,
former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning, businessman Norman Bra-
man, Congressman Kendrick Meek, former Congresswoman Carrie
Meek, Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, developer Donahue Peebles, Ronda

his was a particularly poignant event for me, because my

law firm handled the initial real estate purchase 'that led to
the development of the current mega-church. For me it was
like seeing the birth of a miracle child.

Vangate and the president of the Alphas, Skip Mason.
What amazed me was that the attendees included European Ameri-
cans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Jewish Americans.
Who could imagine 40 years ago that Whites, Blacks, Hispanics,
Christians and Jews would sit down together in the Fontainebleau,
the fanciest hotel in Miami-Dade, and raise money to build a monu-
ment to a Black man who was despised by many Whites in his day?
Most amazing was that Harry Johnson, a Black man, is leading
the national foundation raising the money, and that a conservative
foundation, the Knight Foundation, would give a million dollars.
Other large donors include Exxon Mobil, Coca-Cola, NBA/WBA,
Walt Disney Foundation, Ford Motor Company, and Alpha Phi Al-
pha.Fraternity. The Alphas showed up in force to honor one of their
own, with more than 20 in attendance, led by Gregory Gaye, the local
leader of the Alpha fundraising effort. Beta Beta Lambda was one of
the leaders nationally in the Alphas' fundraising efforts, succeeding
in raising $1.2 million. Other Alphas in attendance included Chapter
President Maurice Hurry and brothers' Joseph Gaye, Sam Gaye, Wil-
liam Clarke, Trevor Wade, Ola Aluko, and David Wilson
Another major event I attended was the opening of a new home for
the largest church in South Dade, Sweet Home Missionary Baptist.
The more than 2,000 members now have a facility that can truly ser--
vice their needs.
In 1997, Pastor Walter Richardson and his congregation had a vi-
sion and a dream. They bought land in South Dade after Hurricane
Andrew struck in 1992, when the area was still suffering the after-
shocks of that devastating storm. Some called them crazy, some lost
faith, but their perseverance paid off,
The inaugural service at the new sanctuary was attended by pas-
tors from every major church, County Commission Chairman Dennis
Moss, Councilman Wilbur Bell, Patrick Range Sr., Patrick Range Jr.,
former Grand Basileus George Grace of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,
brothers of Pi Nu Chapter, Pastor Richardson's classmates, family
and friends.
This was a particularly poignant event for me, because my law firm
handled the initial real estate purchase that led to the development
of the current mega-church. For me it was like seeing the birth of a
miracle child.
The two events touched me, because humble people, with a dream,
who had tenacity, are building monuments that will last generations
and be a testament to their faith. It makes you believe anything is
possible with faith.

The previous generation of
young Black males was de-
stroyed between 1985 and 2005.
No amount of crying, cursing or
hand-wringing can change this
because that generation is gone.
We need only walk down any
city street in almost any pre-
dominantly African-American
community to see the residue of
broken lives: millions of young
Black men nationwide. Few
people spoke out effectively and
even fewer engaged in actions
to prevent this silent genocide.
The mass destruction of
Black American males has been
effectively ignored by almost ev-
erybody: the government, the
media and most of the philan-
thropic community. Even most
of our Black churches and
Black communities still stand
by and watch the horrific loss of
out young Black men.
The resulting negative educa-
tional, social, spiritual and eco-
nomic impact of a generation
of Black males' shattered lives
is .also ultimately a devastating
loss to our entire society..
Of course, not every single
young Black man will be lost
but here are some facts:
Only 2.5 out of every 100
of the 102,000 Black males in
Chicago public schools are pro-
jected to graduate from college
by age 25 with at least a bache-
lor's degree, according to "From
High School to the Future,"
published by the Consortium
on Chicago School Research,
University of Chicago, 2006.
Only 19 percent of Black
males in Indianapolis and 20
percent in Detroit even gradu-
ated from high school in 2006,
according to" '"Given Half a
Chance: The Schott 50 State
Report on Public Education and
Black Males," issued by The
Schott Foundation for Public

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(Editor's Note: The Schott
report said graduation rates
for Black males in Florida "are
improving" but they graduat-
ed "at significantly lower rates
than the national average" for
2005-06 and "60 to 70 percent
of Black males in the largest
Florida districts do not gradu-
ate with their class." For Miami-
Dade, the graduation rate was
lower thap the.national average
but the racial gap was "narrow-
er" than the national average.)
Testimony before the Con-
gressional Joint Economic Com-
mittee in 2007 revealed that
only 50 percent of Black men
in New York City were employed
and that, nationally, 72 percent
of Black male high school drop-

for its collective ineptitude and
willful neglect of the nurturing,
mentoring, educating, develop-
ing and saving of young Black
men. No plausible justification
exists for a country as great as
America to lose another genera-
tion of Black youth.
Ask yourself: Whom are young
Black women going to marry?
Who will be good fathers to tens
of millions of Black children?
Who will build and maintain
the economies of Black commu-
nities? Whom will young Black
boys emulate as they grow into
men? Will Black America be a
viable and valuable community
in 20 years? .
Or is the better question: Who
Will the election of America's

The mass destruction of Black American males has been effec-
tively ignored by almost everybody

outs were unemployed.
Recent crime data from
Youngstown, Ohio, a city with
a 44 percent Black popula-
tion, showed young Black
men between 15 and 25 years
of age were either perpetra-
tors or victims of 90 percent of
Youngstown's murders.
In 2008, Chicago had more
than 500 murders, mostly of
young Black and Latino men.
The Justice Policy Institute
predicts that one out of three
Black males born after 2001
will spend time incarcerated.
All these statistics, repre-
senting the general condition
of young Black men in America
today, forecast an abysmal fu-
ture for "Black America.` These
inexcusable catastrophic out-
comes constitute an unnatural
disaster. Black America, along
with all of America, pays dearly

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first Black president, a male,
cleanse its conscience for de-
stroying a past generation and
absolve it of guilt for annihilat-
ing the next generation of young
Black males? What a cruel hoax
to believe that if a Black man can
become president then Black
men do not have problems that
America is obligated to address.
Black America cannot trade one
Black man in the White House
for the million-plus Black men
languishing in American jails
and millions of Black boys fail-
ing in American school houses.
In the absence of broad public
policy ushering in comprehen-
sive systemic changes, future
generations of young Black
males are destined to continue
destroying themselves, their
families and their communi-
American social, economic

and governmental systems
have greatly contributed to
the destruction of young Black
men who have, in turn, become
weapons of mass destruction
,against Black communities. All
the while, American continues
its moral high ground facade
concerning international hu-
man rights.
Those voices who simple call
for Black men to "step up and
be men" are not only wasting
their breath but are part of a
seemingly intractable problem.
Correcting the issues of Black
men will require a comprehen-
sively structured, sufficiently
financed, professionally man-
aged, ethically led and commit-
ted multi-pronged effort to sys-
tematically address and shift
the cascading negative out-
comes for Black men and Black
men and boys.
The real shame of this catas-
trophe is riot that America can't
save young Black males; it is
that America won't save young
Black males. The resources re-
' quired are miniscule compared
to recent governmental bailouts
and expenditures. Saving young
Black males is an investment in
America. It is as much a spiri-
tual battle -as it is a physical
and emotional battle.
A successful effort to save
young Black males must also
address habits, attitudes and
behavior that have pushed
Black men to the precipice of
irrelevance, obsolescence and
non-existence. To date, pre-
cious little is in place to stop the
on-going destruction and anni-
hilation of young Black males.
Phillip Jackson is founder and
executive director of The Black
Star Project based in Chicago.
For more information on the or-
ganization, log on to www. black-
starproject. org.


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Should the U.S. deport Haitians in light of the hurricane damage to their country?

Driver, Miami ,

They should
ptop sending
them back. We
have a situa-
tion over there
where there
are no jobs or *
food on the is-
land. People are robbing and
killing each other for money. De-
portation will only create prob-
lems, especially for those who
have been in this country for 20
to 30 years because they don't
have anything to go back to. The
Haitian community needs to re-
unite to make sure that these
rules change.

Cook, Little Haiti

Haitians are
denied the
freedom that
America is
known for giv-
ing because
forcing Hai-
tians to return
to a country
that has very little resources

available is horrible. This is not
fair. Haitians deserve to be treat-
ed fairly because these same
rules are not applied to the Cu-
ban community.

Education Manage;r, Miami

We can't ex-
pect others to
care for us;
we need to
learn to take
care of our-
selves. [Presi-
dent George
W. Bush] has
no loyalty to us. He couldn't
care less just like you couldn't
care less what happens to a rich
Texan. This is reality; we need
to strengthen our own commu-
nity. I guess I figured out the
Haitian problem: "hubris" in of
itself, plain and simple over-
bearing pride. We are so prideful
that we draw the line and think
we are different from African-
Americans -- you know how the
old generation acts about it, the
same pride that says I am going
to open up a Haitian restaurant
right next to that guy because
I think I can do better with no

knowledge of the business.

Custodian, Little Haiti

Haiti is re-
ally messed up
right now so I W
think that Hai-
tians should
be allowed to
stay in the
U.S., especially
since many are
working hard
to better themselves. We know
that the opportunities that are
given here in America would
most likely not be available in
Haiti. The U.S. should reconsid-
er denying Haitians temporary

Unemployed, Liberty City

Haitian peo-
ple are hu-
mans just like a
the rest of us. 7.
During the ,
summer, I saw '
the news and *
the coverage of
the hurricanes

that. ripped through the island.
People lost their, lives, homes,
businesses, schools and so on.
Why are we forcing people to re-
turn to a country that has not
yet been repaired? People are
still hungry and unemployed. If
America says that they are the
land of opportunity, then why
are we denying it to those who
really want it?

Manager, Carol City

They are
not doing the
same thing
to Cubans so
why are they
deporting the "
Haitians? I am
half -Haitian
so I under-
stand the frustration that many
of my people are facing. Those
who have been here and estab-
lished a life for more than 20 to
30 years should not be forced to
return to an impoverished coun-
try. America is not standing be-
hind its model as 'The Land of

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez is still trying to resurrect
the now dead $1 billion Port of Miami tunnel deal. All the major
Republican lobbyists have been called into play but maybe
they haven't heard there's going to be a new administration
in Washington. Stay tuned.

After President Bush's final press conference on Monday,
people are saying the retiring Commander-in-Chief just
doesn't get it. He actually still feels he acted wisely during
those seven days when 300,000 poor people were awaiting
rescue from the stadium in New Orleans after Hurricane

* People are wondering what kind of war is going on between
the people of Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian officials say 884 Palestinians have died in
the Israeli assault, more than a third of them women and
children. Thirteen Israelis have died, three of them civilians
hit by rockets in Israel.

Some veteran political observers believe Florida will move
back into the state Democratic leadership by the next election
mainly because of the disastrous position Bush is leaving the
country in. Republicans have led us into a deep recession
with job losses not seen since the end of World War IL A GOP
president is leaving us a trillion-dollar deficit in the worst
economy since the Great Depression, there are mixed results
on two war fronts and the party is worried about Sarah Palin
splitting the ranks of the GOP next year. Stay tuned.

Everyone is sad to see Tony Dungy leave the coaching ranks
of professional football at age 53 while most of us usually
stay past our prime. All the best, Tony. You are a class act.

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talk to Shaquille O'Neal. The former Miami Heat star -- now
a Phoenix Sun -- has relisted his Star Island home for $25
million, a relative bargain, since his asking price last year
was $10 million more than that. Even so, Shaq won't come
out a loser. He bought the 19,440-square-foot home in 2004
for $18.8 million.

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he is a candidate to fill the open seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Mel
Martinez next year. There will be no shortage of candidates
seeking to fill the Congressman's seat when he resigns to
run. So far we have heard Sen. Frederica Wilson, Miami
Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson, Rep. Phillip Brutus, former
Rep. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, Rep. James Bush III,
Rep. Oscar Braynon II, and Miami Gardens Councilman
Andre Williams. Stay tuned.



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the White community didn't want
Black officers and the police
department didn't want Black
officers," Otis Davis recalled.
Father John Culmer and Dr.
Davis were the driving force
behind the push to have Black
officers on the city force, showing
up at City Hall to press their
"I think most young people
have no idea of all that we've been
through, they don't understand.
I think it's important that they
understand the sacrifices made
for change. We were trying to
create that awareness for the
community," said Otis Davis.
The old station house has been
given a major makeover and
the renovated building will be
officially opened this Thursday.
The city's Retired Police
Officers Community Benevolent
Association has been behind the
renovation, securing $300,000
from the state, with the city
providing historic preservation
funds for the balance of the $2
million needed 'to finance the
Renovations started in 2001,
pushed by City Commissioner
Arthur Teele, who made the
motion for the city to provide
the funds. An environmental
study found that the building
had asbestos which had to be
removed. The project stalled,
grass giew tall on the site and
copper valued at $100,000 in
fixtures and plumbing was
stolen-all of which delayed the
After Teele committed suicide
in the Miami Herald Building in
2005, the project again stalled.
It was taken up again by new
Commissioner Michelle Spence-
Jones that fall.
"The real, physical renovations
have been done mostly in the
past three years," Davis said.
Davis hopes the museum,
which the association will run,
hopefully with financing from
foundations, will be more than a
showcase for artifacts, that it will
engage the community.

One way in which the Black
Police Museum will interact
with youth will be to offer free
tutoring sessions. "The kids are
badly failing now," said Davis.
"English and math are generally
the hardest subjects for kids.
Our aim is to tutor kids between
the ages of 7 and 14. Education
is so important."
noted the

will be
by poorly
that area,
there are DAVIS
four schools:
Booker T Washington High
School, which is a D-school;
Dunbar Elementary School, also
a D-school; Douglass Elementary
School, which is a C-school; and
Phillis Wheatley Elementary
School, which is also a C-school.
So, in a radius of about eight
blocks, you've got four schools
in dire need of assistance. We
want to provide that, along with
the museum being there. We're
going to hire tutors to do that.
We want to hire people with the
experience and the know-how to
do that for those kids.
It will be more than just
a museum, I want it' to be an
institution where we can change
and modify behaviors. We will
work closely with the schools
to identify those kids, and kids
can sign up for free, it won't cost
them a dime," said Davis.
The so-called "Negro Precinct"
had about 50 officers at the time
of racial desegregation, down
from a high of 80, with a Capt.
George Haller in charge: he will
be at the dedication ceremony.
The Black officers besides Davis
were Charles Bryant, David
Fincher, Willard Myles and their
sergeant, Leroy Smith.
The closure of the precinct"
was more a matter of fiscal policy
than the coming of civil rights.
"In 193,, [representatives of]
the chief of police association

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Flashback photo shows the opening of the all-Black Miami police precinct station in
1950. Judge Lawton Thomas cuts the ribbon as he is flanked by Officers Clyde Lee, left, and

Ralph White.
came down and did a study of
the police department. It was
their conclusion that the precinct
was not cost-effective for the
police department, since it was
only seven blocks from the main
station," Davis said.
"The city manager, Melvin
Reese, did not allocate monies for
the continuation of the precinct.
Instead, we merged with the main
station at 1145 NW 11th St. That
was the first time that Black and

White officers rode together.
They created a task force which
had five Black members. Each
Black member was assigned
a White officer to ride with.
The task force investigated
robberies, burglaries and crimes
in progress."
Davis, who served the force for
37 years and retired as assistant
chief, said the integration was a
net positive but had drawbacks,
as well.

"We were an integral part of
the community because we lived
in the community," he said "It
wasn't like we went to Coral
Gables at the end of the day."
He said the precinct also
enjoyed camaraderie and the
community could feel safe
"because we were protecting
them from the atrocities that
were occurring early on."
"Before the Black officers,
people going to church would

have to walk in the street. People
shooting dice would block the
sidewalks. We cleaned all of that
up." he said.
"I could call people by their first
names in the Black community,
because we were part and parcel
of the community. When you
start riding with a White officer,
and in a different area, you're
going to lose some of that," he
On the plus side, integration
provided opportunities for Black
officers to move up the chain
of command, and eventually
produced Miami's first Black,
Police Chief, Clarence Dickson,
and its first Black major, Leroy
Davis said he always believed
that integration would bring
new opportunity and he was a
staunch supporter of it, back
when not everyone agreed it
was a good thing. He said in an
interview Tuesday that more of
today's young Blacks should
join the police force.
"They're not going to change
it for us," he said. "If you don't
like it, join it and change it. If
you don't like police brutality,
then join and be a part. of the
policymaking that prohibits it.
We've seen that we can make
change with [President-elect
Barack] Obama, but it's not just
limited to that," said Davis.
The museum will be dedicated
at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Times story helps to make case for trip to Washington
GIRLS day that she would be going to said. "It's going to be like going and family to buy clothes foi
continued from 1A inauguration--but not alone. on a'fleld trip." the girls clothes and help pay

Miami Times that featured her
granddaughters. Sage Robin-
son, 7, and Angela Clayton. 5.
The Times featured the girls
in a story in November after
they spent their day off from
school on election day and trav-
eled with their grandmother to
voting precincts around Miami-
Dade, handing out socks to se-
nior citizens as a token of ap-
preciation for enduring the long
Shelton found out last Thurs-

Her granddaughters would be
accompanying her.
"I will be part of this historical
event. I want them to be able to
witness history in the making
so they can have something to
look forward to," said Shelton.
a member of New Birth Bap-
tist Church Cathedral of Faith
International, 2300 NW 135th
Angela and Sage attend Fred-
erick R. Douglass Elementary
School, 314 NW 12th St.
"I was so excited." Angela

Sage added, "We were blessed
to have gotten the tickets."
The trio will be traveling to
D.C with members of Dayspnng
Missionary Baptist Church by
charter bus. '"I had made res-
ervations with the group prior
but canceled because I didn't
have the money at the time,"
said Shelton.
This will be the first time
Shelton and her granddaugh-.
ters will be in the nation's capi-
tal. She said she has been re-
ceiving donations from friends

for accommodations.
They will leave for D.C. on
Sunday. Jan. 18. and return on
Wednesday. Jan 21.
Meanwhile, Meek's office re-
ported he received more than
600 requests from residents for
the 198 tickets available to the
Meek said at a press con-
ference outside his house on
Tuesday afternoon that he held
a lottery to determine the ticket
recipients and his office has no
more tickets left.


Who Should Make Our Choices? that menthol cigarettes increase the known

Recently, some self-appointed activists have risks from smoking.The effort to ban menthol

proposed a legislative ban on menthol ciga- is just another in a long series of attempts

rettes in a misguided effort to force people by the politically correct crowd to force

to quit smoking by limiting their choices. So Americans to give up their freedom to

far, wiser heads have prevailed

and the ban on menthol has not

passed. It could come up again. "Informe

It shouldn't. ups whi

When government "reforms" smok

intrude into our lives to the

point of restricting freedom of have the

individual choices on what we to choose

can enjoy, our basic concept of cigarette

liberty is threatened.

How Should Our Choices Be Made?

In the American tradition, laws restricting

freedom of choice must be based on sound

reasoning, rational public policy and verifi-

able data while allowing for a minimum of

governmental intrusion. Menthol is a matter

of taste and preference. The body of scientific

evidence does not support the conclusion

choose to smoke a cigarette.

d grown- Shouldn't People Keep

o decide Fighting ForThe Freedom
Should Of Choice?
e should
The history of African Americans
e freedom in this country has been one of

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We all agree that children should

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can and should assess the risks of smoking

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to smoke or not. If they choose to smoke,

they should have the freedom to choose to

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Clinton: Obama's election advances King's dream

By Tariq Osborne

Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I
Have a Dream" speech and the
election of Barack Obama as
America's first Black president
are "inextricably linked" but
Obama's election was not the
fulfillment of King's legacy.
That was the message for-
mer President Bill Clinton
brought to a gala fundraiser
held at the Fontainebleau in
Miami Beach .on Jan. 8.
"There is no doubt in my
mind that the second would
not be occurring without the
first," Clinton told the gather-
ing of some 400 who turned
out to support the building of
a King memorial in Washing-
ton, D.C.
But, he added, "It would be
a big mistake to think that
Dr. King's legacy was fulfilled
by Barack Obama's election,
rather than advanced."
The lavish fundraiser was
held in the Miami area to hon-
or the Knight Foundation's $1
million donation to the monu-
ment and also aimed at rais-
ing an additional $1.5 million
locally, a goal that was easily
reached, organizers said.
Thus far, the Memorial
Foundation has raised $102
million for the King tribute,
with an overall goal of $120
million so construction of the
monument could be complet-
ed by 2010.
During the Miami Beach
event, Clinton received the
Memorial Foundation's Hu-
manitarian Award for his
work related to economic em-
powerment, racial, ethnic,
and religious reconciliation,
health security, and leader-
ship development and citizen

SP id Bil i i i ia i
Former President Bill Clinton addresses the Dream Dinner at the Fontainebleau on Miami Beach.

It was Clinton who signed
legislation approving the me-
morial for the Washington
Mall in 1996. In his keynote
address. Jan. 8, he highlight-
ed the appropriateness of the
site. "It's where Dr. King gave
his most important speech --
nine days after my 17th birth-
day-I'm old," he said.
Miami City Commissioner
Michelle Spence agreed with
Clinton's message.
"What Clinton had to say
was great. To see him as a
part of this movement, it re-
ally speaks to who he is as a
person," she said.

Spence found the rest of the very good to see, in a room,
event equally impressive. "It's this much diversity, and this

much power," she said. of Miami was a "both right
In his introduction of Clin- and appropriate" venue for
ton, Alberto Ibarguen, presi- an event such as the Dream
dent/CEO of the John S. and Dinner, he said. "This is
James L. Knight Foundation, where three-fourths of us are
also found himself inspired by from someplace else," he said.
the diversity at the event and "Diversity is a way of life in
of the city at large. The city Miami.

George Ray and J.udge Karen Mills-Francis at the Dream Dinner

Broward mayor in talks with Obama team

Veteran local government
leader Stacy Ritter, who was
elected by her colleagues on the
Broward County Commission
as mayor for 2009, spent 24
hours this past week in Wash-
ington, D.C., on a trip that in-
cluded talks with the Obama
transition team on a possible
high-level job.
Back home last Wednesday
evening, Ritter told the Sun
Sentinel the meeting was a job
interview, with a focus on en-
ergy and commerce, areas in
which she developed exper-
tise while serving in the state
Ritter, an early supporter of

Barack Obama, chaired his
Broward County campaign. She
said any appointment was un-
likely to come before four to five
months because of the presi-
dent-elect's priority on cabinet
According to Ritter's website,
she was first elected to the Bro-
ward commission in 2006, after
spending eight years in Talla-
hassee as a state representative
from Broward.
"I was an early supporter and
campaign person for the presi-
dent-elect and developed close
relationships with the new
White House administration,"
she says on the website.

Suspended Miramar commissioner seeks re-election

Miami Times Staff Report

A Miramar city commissioner
suspended from office after he
was hit with a felony charge
of aggravated assault with a
firearm says he will seek re-
election to the post in voting
slated for March 10.
Gov. Charlie Crist suspended
Fitzroy Salesman after he was
charged in connection with
an incident on Thanksgiving
evening 2007.
Salesman is scheduled to
go on trial on Feb. 23 accused
of brandishing a handgun
following an argument with
another customer in a Winn-

Dixie checkout line.
He has told the media he will
prove his innocence during the
Following his suspension,
the city spent $80,000 to hold
a special election to replace
Salesman. If he wins his case,
Miramar will have to pay him
nearly $40,000 in back pay and
It is not the first time he was
removed from office. Then Gov.
Jeb Bush suspended him in
June 2005 after he was charged
with driving under the influence
and eluding a police officer. He
won that case and collected
$88,000 in back pay.


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Moore Park in Allapattah getting new facilities te Y

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Committee, the college Bowl
Championship Series and
the Miami Dolphins to make
the announcement before a
groundbreaking ceremony at
the park.
The OBC and the city will
each contribute $2.5 million
to the project which is sched-
uled to the completed later in
the year and has a price tag of
$5.65- million. The additional
funds will come from the com-
munity and corporate spon-
The OBC is celebrating its
75th anniversary and its presi-
dent and chairman S. Daniel
Ponce said during the press
conference, "You can't have the
celebration of a birthday with-
out having a birthday pres-
Moore Park has been offer-
ing programs to many inner city
kids. The facility once served
as the home for football games
in the "Palm Festival" in which
thousands of fans sat in the
bleachers watching the under-
dog University of Miami defeat
the dynamic Manhattan Col-
lege. The Orange Bowl Commit-
tee was later established and
the Palm Festival became the
Orange Bowl Festival and then
the FedEx Orange Bowl, which
was played Jan. 8 at Dolphin
Stadium, with the University
of Florida Gators defeating the
University of Oklahoma Soon-
Former Miami Dolphins

Those attending a groundbreaking for Moor
Criser, president, AT&T Florida; City Commissi
Diaz; S. Daniel Ponce, president and chairman
president of Dolphin Stadium; and Bob Vecchio
tional Association of Collegiate Directors of AtI
player Nat Moore took the needy cause. I
OBC gift to heart. Moore, 57, The communi
now an alumni relations direc- take advantage
tor for the Dolphins, recalled more program
as a teenager playing football will be institul
and running track on the field. munity," Moor
Even on his off-season at the NFL great ai
University of Florida, where he Dolphin played
was a star running back for and the found
the Gators, Moore would work al Youth Foot
out at Moore's Park. their Campbell
"It is outstanding when we park's improve
get the City and the Orange for the child
bowl to partner up for such a on a regular b

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Sandra Moore, president of the
Urban Strategies Team in St.
Louis, Missouri, said the resi-
dents' input was significant in
advancing the Hope VI project.
"Communities don't thrive
if the people who live- in them
don't thrive," Moore told -the
Jan. 8 meeting.
Lottie Hines, president of the
Liberty City Democratic Club,
called on developers to keep
residents as the focal point of
the project.
"I came out here tonight be-
* cause I am concerned for what
is going on with the residents,"
Hines said. "My interest is mak-
ing sure that former residents
are accommodated."
But the meeting was also

characterized by a split among
the housing advocates.
Some attendees belonged to
the New and Improved Scott-
Carver Homes Inc., an organiza-
tion representing past and pres-
ent Scott/Carver residents. They
sat away from members of Lib-
erty City-based Miami Workers
Center (MEC) and its affiliated
organization Low-Income Fami-
lies Fighting Together (LIFFT).
"They are not supporting
Scott/ Carver residents," Scott/
Carver president Carol Young
said of the other groups.
At an April 9 meeting, mem-
bers of Scott-Carver Homes Inc.
voted unanimously for a resolu-
tion stating: "No one shall rep-
resent the residents of Scott/
Carver Housing Development,
past and/or present, without
the express written permission


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Special to The Miami Times

West Palm Beach (BlackNews.
corn) Holding classes on school
buses, in public libraries, parks
and make-shift trailers are dis-
tant memories for the staff and
supporters of the Joseph Littles-
NGUZO SABA Charter School but
their struggle for continuing suc-
cess isn't over.
After seeing their children la-
beled learning disabled, parents
from the poorest community in
Palm Beach County finally found
someone who believed in them
and they were not about to let go.
They viewed learning by school
bus and moving from place to
place a mere inconvenience.
The curriculum includes year-
long studies that include Black
history--and not just the profiles
that appear during Black History
The school is helping children
in grades K-8 reach new heights
from the bottom rung of the edu-
cational ladder.
The school is part of the vision
of Amefika Geuka, its founder,
first headmaster and current
chairman of the board of direc-
Grounded in African-centered
education based on the Nguzo
Saba Principles, strong com-
munity values and an unwaver-
ing belief in the potential of the
children and families it serves,
the school has survived the odds
and is poised to celebrate its 10th
anniversary on Jan. 20--the date
when the country will inaugurate
its first president of African de-
"Any time a Black person gains
an achievement as significant as
election to President of the U.S.A.,
this cannot help but improve the
self-perception of Black children-
-and especially those whom we
serve," Geuka said.
The school is named for the late
Joseph Littles, a West Palm Beach
principal who was active in the
education of Black children even
after he retired, Geuka said.
After the. state gave permis-


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sion in 1997 for charter schools
to be set up, Geuka wanted to
start such a school to serve Black
children and he asked around for
support. He said in a phone inter-
view on Monday that Littles was
the only Black educator who was


receptive to the idea.
"We thought it appropriate to
append his name to the school,"
Geuka said.
The school name also includes
the words "Nguzo Saba" or the
Seven Principles of Kwanzaa, to

signify its commitment to African-
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progress in technology and other
learning activities, it is short of
money to provide extra-curricular
activities such as sports and cul-

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The school is launching a na-
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model of African-centered educa-
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Former Corrections employee carries

on fight for fairness after retirement

Walter Clark now a consultant in bias cases

By Tariq Osborne

For the more than 30 years
that Walter Clark worked in
the Miami-Dade Corrections
system, he was a strong voice
against racial discrimination.
"I always say I'm surprised
that I wasn't ever fired," Clarke
says. "I was always in the me-
dia, organizing marches. I was
suspended. I was relieved of
duty many times. But I was
never fired. I always question
why didn't they fire me. And I
did that for 32 years."
Clark retired in April 2002 but
retirement did nothing to slow
his fifth for fairness. He has
been using the opportunity to
pursue racial justice full-time,
as president/CEO of a company
he started, Special Consultant
For African American Govern-
ment Employees Inc
"There's a need to address
the discrimination and racism
that exists -- just exists, period,
but especially in the workplace
-- 'whether it's government or
private," Clarke said in an inter-
"Once I retired, I just made it
my business," he said.
Clark's one-man company
files, discrimination complaints
on behalf of Black clients. He
has been focusing on cases in-
volving the Miami-Dade Correc-
tions Department but he says
he will take cases anywhere in
the nation.
Clark's company, formed just
after he retired, is based in Pem-
broke Pines. He does not charge
for his services and he says he
gets calls from employees in

several different fields.
"It doesn't matter what part of
the country you're in, I'll write
some letters, make some phone
calls, it doesn't matter to me.
Miami-Dade is not unique with
its racism. That's what I always
tell Black folk: It's not, in this
corner or that corner; it's here,"
Clark said.
Thus far, Clark says, he has
taken hundreds of cases he
does not know the exact num-
ber and most have resolved
through just the filing a com-
plaint and getting in contact
with the department in ques-
As proof that his work is bring-
ing results, Clark cites a case
involving Corrections where an
officer was suspended for 10
days for disobeying a direct or-
der. His sergeant had asked him
why he wasn't wearing his radio
and he refused to explain why
he didn't have his radio and to
speak to the sergeant. The sus-
pended employee complained
to Clark, who agreed a 10-day
suspension was too severe.
Clark said he was able to get it
reduced to six days.
But Clark does not have a
perfect record. He cites a recent
case involving the North Miami
Beach Police Department. He
said a 24-year-old Black wom-
an was pulled over while driving
a rental car, initially because
the window tints were too dark.
The situation escalated because
her name was not on the rental
contract. The woman claimed
the officers were rude to her
and when she asked why she
was being spoken to in such a
manner, an officer responded, "I


don't come to McDonald's and
tell you how to do your job."
Although the person who
had rented the car came to the
scene, the car was towed.
Clark didn't get far with the
case because the woman could
not identify the officers.
Clark believes his company is
needed because many Blacks
fear they would be ostracized or
fired if they speak out against
racism in the workplace.
"When there's an issue or com-
plaint, the [Corrections] officer
will call me. They're so afraid to
make their own complaints. I'm
able to make the complaint on
their behalf. Internal Affairs will
take it from me and then con-
tact the employee," Clark said.
But going through Clark does
not always prevent retaliation,
he said, adding that when in-
vestigators contact employees,
they usually come forward with
the truth, even though they are
taking a chance.
Also, Clark says, more and
more Blacks are refusing to ac-

Sen. Wilson, Rep. Bush enter race fc

continued from 1A

he will seek Meek's seat in the'
U.S. House.
Bush, who was elected in
2008 after serving as a state
lawmaker in 1992-2000, told
The Miami Times he is al-
ready assembling his team,
has talked to family, friends
and supporters and will make
a formal announcement later
in the month.
Also, announcing a bid Tues-
day for Meek's seat was state
Sen. Fredei-ica S. Wilson, D-
Miami, who in December had
denied reports she would seek
a congressional seat in 2010.
"My position has changed
and I have gotten calls from
several people encouraging
me. I will be making an an-
nouncement after the presi-
dential inaugural," Wilson
said in a phone interview.
Wilson said during her visit
to Washington, D.C., for the
presidential inauguration, she
would speak to her constitu-
ents for their views.
Meek said Tuesday has
started campaigning for the
Senate but it will not affect

his job as a U.S. representa-
"This race is not about me,
it is about Floridians. I am
running for Florida and I am
asking Floridians to run with
us in this race," he told the
small gathering.
Meek, son of retired Con-
gresswoman Carrie P. Meek,
was elected to the U.S. House
in 2003 representing the 17th
congressional district which
his mother held until she re-
tired. The Miami native and
alumnus of Florida A&M Uni-
versity served in the Florida
House from 1995-98 and in the
Florida Senate from 1999-02.
Retired Congresswoman
Meek, standing alongside her
son, expressed support for his
"I am ecstatic and truly
proud of him. He has done his
service to the people of Flor-
ida. He understands the fed-
eral "government," said Meek,
who added she had never seen
herself as a candidate for the
U.S. Senate.
There had been speculation
that a Meek run for the U.S.
Senate would set up a fierce
battle with. Jeb Bush, even

though neither of them had
said they would run. The for-
mer Republican governor an-
nounced recently that he will
not enter the race.
Meek said on Tuesday
Bush's decision had noth-
ing to do with his announce-
Meek also addressed the
question of his support for
Hillary Clinton during the
presidential campaign, com-
ing out in support of Ba-
rack Obama late in the cam-
"Voters throughout Florida
will be voting for Kendrick Meek.
Who I supported for president
is not the issue here," he said.
Meek said he selected Steve
Hildebrand, the deputy man-
ager of Obama's presidential
campaign, as his chief strate-
Meek will no doubt has to
face several challengers in his
own party for the Democratic
nomination for the Senate.
Other Democrats consider-
ing a run for the seat include
U.S. Reps. Ron Klein of Boca
Raton and Allen Boyd of Tal-
lahassee, state Chief Finan-
cial Officer Alex Sink, and

Nomination was plagued by Illinois governor's scandal

continued from 1A

mined that the paperwork met
Senate requirements.
Burris was in Chicago while
his lawyers met with Senate of-
ficials on Capitol Hill.
While a victory for Burris, the
move is a major reversal for Sen-
ate Democrats.
They initially objected to the
appointment by Blagojevich,
who is accused by federal inves-
tigators of seeking to trade the
Senate seat for personal favors.
Senators feared that any ap-
pointee would be tainted.
Even though Burris does not
stand accused of wrongdoing,
Senate Democrats rejected Bur-
ris last week, only to quickly
back pedal after Obama himself
privately weighed in and sena-
tors fretted that the situation
was diverting their focus at a
critical time.
Indeed, much to the chagrin

of Democrats who expanded
their House and Senate majori-
ties in the November elections
and won the White House, the
impasse stretched into the new
Congress' second week in ses-
sion and has served as a dis-
traction for Democrats trying to
tackle an ambitious agenda.
It includes weighty tasks such
as holding confirmation hear-
ings for Obama's new Cabinet
while negotiating both the sec-
ond installment of last fall's $700
billion financial bailout package
and the president-elect's mam-
moth new spending plan aimed
at jolting the economy.
As the Burris appointment
took on the feeling of a political
sideshow, Senate Democratic
objections to seating Burris soft-
ened. And, Reid said the Senate
would vote on Burris' appoint-
ment after Senate lawyers re-
viewed necessary documents
and Burris' testimony in the Il-
linois House that he promised

Blagojevich nothing in exchange
for the seat.
The Illinois Supreme Court
ruled last week that, under
state law, Burris' appointment
paperwork was valid and that it
was up to the Senate to decide
whether to seat him. But Reid
and other Democrats had con-
tended that it violated Senate
rules unless the appointment
was signed by both the gover-
nor and the Illinois secretary of
Lawyers for Burris and the
Senate met for under an hour in
the Capitol to review the docu-
ments and determine the next
In their statement, Reid and
Durbin said they had spoken
with Burris to tell him they were
satisfied both with the docu-
ments and with Burris' testimo-
ny before the impeachment pan-
el that he did nothing wrong.
A date and time for Burris'
swearing in has not been set.

knowledge the existence of rac-
ism. "Sometimes you have Black
folk saying, 'Well, it's not Black
and White anymore.' They feel,
like, 'It's not always race' and
I'm, like, That's exactly what
they want you to say,' he said.
Clark cites a case of a Cor-
rections employee dismissed
because one of his superiors
found fault with his hairstyle.
Clark intervened in the case.
The fired employee appealed
and the hearing examiner found
that the action taken had been
"way out of line." The county re-
instated the employee and gave
him all his back pay for the sev-
en months he was off the job.
"If you can just fire a good
employee without justification,
what more harm can you do to
anybody? He has bills to pay.
He has a family. He has things
to do. So I take it seriously, and
personally, when someone is
fired without justification, as if
it were my own," Clark said.
And Clark would like to see
Tim Ryan, director of the .De-
partment of Corrections, re-
placed, claiming he was not
doing enough to address such
"Ryan has shown no urgency
in resolving the situations," said
Clark, who wants a Black in the
top post.
"The Corrections workforce
is 62 percent African-American
and inmate population is about
80 percent African-American,
so, based on that, the director
should also be African-Ameri-
can," Clark said. .
Ryan could not be reached for
-comment despite several calls
to his office and submission of
a list of questions to the depart-
ment's spokeswoman Janelle

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transit service for eastern Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties on
the 85-mile FEC Railway corridor. .

Meetings begin with a 30 minute open house. View project illustrations and
talk with the study team. A presentation will follow.

Wednesday, January 21
Jupiter Town Hall
Council Chamber
210 Military Trail
6 8 p.m.
Thursday, February 5
Riviera Beach City Hall
Council Chamber Room C202,
Second Floor
600 W. Blue Heron Blvd., #1
6 8 p.m.
Wednesday, February 4
The Raymond F. Kravis Center
for the Performing Arts
Cohen Pavilion
701 Okeechobee Blvd.
3:30 5:30 p.m. OR 6 8 p.m.
Wednesday, February 11
Delray Beach City Hall
Council Commission Chamber
100 NW 1st Ave.
6- 8 p.m.

Tuesday, January 27
Boca Raton Community Center
Royal Palm Room
150 Crawford Blvd.
3:30 5:30.p.m. OR 6 8 p.m.
Wednesday, February 18
E. Pat Larkins
Community Center
Auditorium W&st side
520 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
6 8 p.m.
Wednesday, February 25
African American Research Library
& Cultural Center
Auditorium & Michael Bienes
Seminar Room #2
2650 Sistrunk Blvd.
5 7 p.m.

Tuesday, February 17
Hollywood Central Performing
Arts Center
Auditorium & Cafe
1770 Monroe St.
6 8 p.m.
Tuesday, February 24
Aventura Community Recreation
Classrooms 1A, 1B and 2
3375 NE 188th St.
6 8 p.m.
Thursday, February 12
Miami Shores
Country Club
10000 Biscayne Blvd.
6 8 p.m.
Tuesday, February 10
.Greater Bethel
AME Church
Lower Auditorium
245 NW 8th St.
3:30 5:30 p.m. OR 6 8 p.m.

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the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of
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King parade, festival will promote Obama push for 'green' economy

Miami Times Staff Report

The parade will feature hy-
brid vehicles. The marchers will
include members of environ-
mental groups and institutions
- and members of the Miccosu-
kee Tribe of Florida.
And the exhibitors will in-
clude a wide variety of institu-
tions and organizations linked
by a common purpose.
Welcome to the Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. Parade and
Festival. In its 32nd edition, the

anniversary of the civil rights
hero, the event will also seek to
"reinforce the prosperity plans
of President-elect Obama that
are rooted in investing $150
billion over 10 years in the new
Green Economy."
To underline the emphasis on
the environment, the parade is
giving a prominent role to the
Miccosukee for their "advocacy
of preservation, protection and
stewardship of the global envi-
ronment." Lee Tiger, the tribe's
spokesman, will be this year's

Tile 32'1 annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade will start at 11 a.m. at the Co:r-
ner ot Northwest 54`' Street and Severith Avenue. proceed west along 5-1"' Street
and turn north or, 32"' Avenue, ending at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 6101
JNW 32"' Ave. There, the festival will run from 2 to 6 p.m., culminating in a and

fireworks display. For more information,

pioneering event is stepping
into the 21Ist century to embrace
the call by President-elect Ba-
rack Obama for the greening of
The parade will start at 11
a.m. at the corner of Northwest
54th Street and Seventh Avenue,
proceed west and then turn
north into Northwest 32nd Av-
enue and go north to Dr. Mar-
tin Luther King Jr. Park, 6101
NW 32nd Ave. for the "Green the
American Dream" festival.
Besides saluting the birth

call CorPy Doxier, 305-282-9267 or e-mail

grand marshal.
The festival, which will run
from 2 to 6 p.m. following the
parade will seek "to raise 'green'
community awareness, with a
vision of sustainability and a
pathway to prosperity for all,"
the statement said.
"It will emphasize a better
quality of life and the impor-
tance of inclusion and equity
in the new economy," the state
said. "It will recognize the im-
portance of creating 21st cen-
.tury 'green collar'jobs that pro-

SMLK Parade founder Preston Marshall, left with President-elect '"rtin Luth
Barack Obama. Martin Luther King Jr.

mote justice, wealth and health
in all communities of Miami-
Dade County."
The Rev. Dr. Preston Mar-
shall, minister, activist and
educator founded the parade
more than three decades ago to
honor the birth anniversary of
the rights leader with whom he
walked for justice. Marshall re-
ceived a commendation in 1996
from then President Bill Clinton
for his work promoting non-vio-
lence. He also served on the na-
tional committee that developed
the holiday in King's name.
"We celebrate the life of Dr.
King, who will forever remain
a symbol of what the best of
America can be," Marshalls aid
in the event statement.
"In a way," he added, "what

President-elect Obama has
done is really in the wake and
in the spirit of Dr. King... He
is the fulfillment of Dr. King's

dream, a man selected based
on 'the content of his charac-
ter' and not on 'the color of his

The theme of this year's pa-
rade is "Celebrating the Ameri-
can Dream: Change, Hope, Uni-
ty, Equality and Prosperity for
Working America!"
Labor leader Wessell Clarke
welcomed the emphasis on
"To establish this national
holiday, thousands of working
class Americans most of them
Black but also Caucasians,
Asians and Latinos united
and risked their jobs over a 15-
year period to demand the right
to honor a man they viewed as a
working-class hero who helped
create a civil rights law that gave
Blacks equal access to public
transportation," said Clarke,
who is president of Transport
Workers Union Local 291.

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Yes We Can Cruise organizers promoted their event with this photo on its website

Lack of funds scuttles plans for

cruise to Obama inauguration

By Sandra J. Charite

The inauguration 'of coun-
try's first Black president has
caused a mass of people to fill
up the hotels in the Washing-
ton D.C. and Baltimore area
for January. The swearing in of
the 44th president of the Unit-
ed States will coincide with the
unveiling of the King Memorial
Many Americans want to
travel to Washington to watch
history being made but they
ran into problems getting ho-
tel rooms, which were fully
booked since November.
Karen Phillips and a group
of Lauderhill Obama campaign
volunteers wanting to go to the
inauguration forgot to book
their hotel rooms.
Phillips had an idea.
"It's like I heard a whisper
in my ear. I heard a whisper
from God to have a cruise so
that people could attend the
inaugural," Phillips said in an
Phillips created the Yes We
Can Cruise Inc., the first ever
cruise to a presidential inau-
gural, and 200 Obama volun-
teers signed up to sail on the
Imperial Majesty line's MV
Regal Empress to the inaugu-
ration. The volunteers coordi-
nated with the Chicago-based
travel company HotelBlox.
The plan was for the eight-
day cruise to depart Port Ev-

erglades in Ft. Lauderdale on
Jan. 16 and arrive in Balti-
more, Md., on Jan. 19. The
passengers would then travel
to the inauguration by shuttle
bus, enjoy the festivities and
return to Florida on Jan. 24.
The cost of the cruise ranged
from $1,500 to $3,000 for each
The .ship has a capacity for
1,100 passengers. The 200
Obama volunteers who signed
up were given a discounted
rate of $1,100, while others
would be charged of $1,500.
The total cost of the cruise
was $1.1 million.
It seemed like the perfect'
trip until the group failed to
raise the half-million dollars
required by the Jan. 2 dead-
line. The trip was canceled.
"I was so disappointed," said
Phillips, president of the Yes
We Can Cruise Inc.
But her organization is of-
fering bus tours and hotel ac-
commodations to Washington,
D.C., and Baltimore for those
are going- to the inauguration
on their own.
HotelBlox managing partner
Lephate Cunningham Jr. con-
firmed in a phone interview
that the Besides the 200 who
initially signed up, the cruise
needed an additional 300 pas-
sengers paying $1,900 each to
meet the goal.
"I think that the cruise was
a great idea. The inaugural
is a historic moment. People

had an opportunity to attend
the inaugural at an affordable
price," said Phil Fisher, who
was part of the Yes We Can
committee that put the cruise
Another factor was the tim-
ing of the cruise's marketing
and promotion, which clashed
with the holidays, said Fisher.
The cruise idea came about
after Obama won the presi-
dential election on Nov. 4 and
much time was spent on the
planning stage. The trip en-
tered its final stages in late De-
cember .Fisher said the cruise
tickets would have been sold
out, if they were available in
Cunningham agrees. He
said that the demand for the
cruise increased after Christ-
mas, which was closer to the
deadline. Cunningham said
the volunteers were respon-
sible. for the marketing and
the window of opportunity to
sell tickets was between Dec.
22 and 26, which he considers
too limited.
Those unable to attend the
inauguration are being invited
to an inauguration "Black-
and-White Tie" Watch Party
and a celebration of Dr. Martin
Luther King on Jan. 20 at the
Martin Luther King Econom-
ic Development Corporation
(MLKEDCO), 6114 NW Sev-
enth Ave. in Liberty City begin-
ning at 6 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call 305-757-7652.

FAMU scores 100 percent pass rate on nursing test

Miami Times Staff Report

A&M University School of
Nursing students received a 100
percent pass rate on the National
Council Licensure Examination
for Registered Nurses, a test
used by nursing boards to help
in making licensure decisions.
"The results represent the
hard work of our students and
said Ruena Norman, the
school's interim dean.

Passing the exam is required
for entry into the practice of
nursing in the United States
and its territories regulated
by the licensing authorities
within each jurisdiction. To
ensure public protection,
each jurisdiction requires a
candidate for licensure to pass
an examination that measures
the competencies needed to
perform safely and effectively
as a newly licensed, entry-level
The 37 students who passed

the test graduated in April
2008 but the licensure exam
results have only recently been
released. It is not the first time
the university has scored 100
percent on the test.
"I applaud and commend the
outstanding job of our nursing
students," said Cynthia Hughes
Harris, FAMU's provost and
vice president for Academic
Affairs. "This accomplishment
demonstrates the hard work and
'the commitment of our faculty
and the quality our students."

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By Sylvia Mitchell
Miami Times Writer

The tree of life is symbolic of
immortality in many religions
and cultures. In the Christian
faith, it is introduced in the book
of Genesis along with the tree of
knowledge. In this passage we
find that the first man and the
first woman are separated from
the tree of life as a result of their
sin. Due to their disobedience
and subsequent expulsion from.
the garden, Adam and Eve lost

cellular level. We destroy those
valuable properties when food
is processed, overcooked, or mi-
crowaved; a certain amount of
our food intake should be raw.
Not only are trees life to hu-
mans, they are life to all crea-
tures. The fruit and leaves of
trees are the number-one food
source for animals ranging from
the giraffe to the caterpillar.
Trees produce oxygen which is
hugely important to all living
things on this planet. We could
possibly live without food and

The seasons and stages four lives

can be seen in the tree of life.

the benefits of the perfect fruit
that grew only in the garden that
was planted eastward in Eden.
But, true to His nature of Love,
God makes provision for Adam
and Eve. Knowing that the food
outside the garden would not be
pure, God instructs them to eat
the herbs of the field that were
alive with vitamins,, minerals,
oxygen, and the roughage need-
ed to sustain them.
Trees, like all green plants,
reach up to the sky and grab
sunlight and trap its energy into
the life blood of the plant called
chlorophyll. Tree roots reach
into the depths of the earth to
bring up rich, vital minerals that
cannot be attained from eating
meat. Scientists have discovered
that the chlorophyll in plants
and the blood in humans are al-
most identical. Trees and green
plants contain the lifeblood that
humans need to cleanse and re-
generate our bodies at the basic

water for 30 days but we can-
not live without oxygen for 10
minutes. Trees trap moisture
and protect life under its shelter
from the sun.
The expression "trees of life"
describe a protective barrier;
when there are no trees other
life soon abandon the area or
become extinct.
The seasons and stages of
our lives can be seen in the
tree of life. During the spring,
beautiful fragrant blossoms
appear along with delicious
fruit symbolic of our youth. As
summer approaches, the tree
sheds its flowers and becomes
an expansive shade tree shel-
tering others (as adult do the
young). As the fall months set-
tle in, the leaves in some plac-
es change to beautiful shades
of gold and red, ushering in
the season of Thanksgiving
when we are reflective and as-
sessing our lives (midlife) to

Pastors hear plan to reach out to the community on Alzheimer's disease

By Tariq Osborne

When officials of the Miami
Institute for Human Genom-
/ ics wanted help to interest the
community in diseases such as
Alzheimer's and recruit study
volunteers, it was not difficult to
make the right connections.
Marc E. Royster, the institute's
Human Resources director,
knew where to turn: the church.
And he already had more than
passing acquaintance with one
pastor, the Rev. Dr. Carl John-
son, who heads the 93rd Street
Baptist Church.
That acquaintance led to a
meeting of some 75 people, most
of them religious leaders, at the
North Central Dade church,
2330 NW 93rd St. on Tuesday
for a closed-doors session.
The meeting was by invita-
tion only, said institute direc-
tor Margaret Pericak-Vance, be-
cause it was just a preliminary
session that will be followed by
public meetings.
"This is only the first of many
efforts by our organization to
engage the Black community,"
said Pericak-Vance.

"We've decided we
really needed to bring
this Alzheimer's re-
search into the Afri-
can-American com-
munity," she said.
"African-American pa-
tients with Alzheimer's
weren't coming into
the facility. But if we
only study one group,
what we find may only



be relevant to that
"Genomic medicine," Pericak-
Vance said, "holds tremendous
potential but it is medicine
based on the individual. We
need to have all the data to be
able to discover how we're alike,
as well as how we're different.
We want our discoveries to be
available to all people."
. The institute, originally with
Duke University in North Caro-
lina, relocated to the University
of Miami in January 2007.
Tuesday's meeting had spe-.
cial significance for some who
Lorraine Seymour and Ozzie
Washington heard of the session
through their pastor, the Rev.
Desmond Rivers of Extended


Hands Ministry, 1602
NW 95th St., who was
also in attendance.
"When I had a close
friend's mother pass, I
asked, 'How could she
die from Alzheimer's?'
I didn't have a clue.
So now I want to learn
more about it," said
Seymour. "I'm here
because I'm very inter-

ested in [Alzheimer's].
It seems to be happening more
and more, so all the information
we can get is better for us."
Johnson received the callPfor
help from Royster in November.
"Brother Marc [Royster] need-
ed help," said Johnson. "And
any time someone comes to me
about bettering the community,
I respond."
Royster, a Miami native, left
the area when he was 17 to join
the military but he retained fam-
ily ties in the local community.
Though he and Johnson gradu-
ated from area high schools
in 1978, they did not know
each other. Their paths would
not cross until tragedy struck
Royster's family in 1996.
About 11 years ago, Royster's

Panelists hear about state budget cuts

that will affect the future of children

By Sandra J. Charite

Suitcase still in hand, state
Rep. Yolly Roberson was an hour
late for a forum on the period
ahead after the election of Barack
Obama as president. She wanted
to be sure she would have an op-
portunity to inform the gathering
about severe budget cuts being
imposed by the Legislature.
"They are cutting $500 mil-
lion in education, which means it
will cost $147 per student. There
were no cuts made to prisons,"
Roberson told the meeting orga-
nized by the Dynamic Women's
Democratic Club of Miami-Dade
County on the topic "Mission Ac-
complished: Now What?"
The forum on Saturday was
designed to address the respon-
sibilities of the Black community
after Obama's victory in the pres-
idential election.
"On Nov. 4, we decided to take
back our community," said Ben-
jamin John Chiszar, chairman
of the Miami-Dade Democratic
Rossetta Rolle Hylton, president
of the Dynamic Women's Demo-
cratic Club, played Sam Cooke's
"A Change Is Gonna Come" from
her cell phone to remind the au-
dience it was time for change.
The panelists comprised Rob-
erson, former State Rep. Dorothy
Bendross-Mindingall and Mi-
ami Gardens .Mayor Shirley Gib-
son. They all said it was time for
change but the Black community
must want that change in order ,
to see progress.
"What happened on the 4h [of
November] is just the beginning
of what we are destined for," said

Education featured promi-
nently in the discussions. Last

year, the Legislature cut nearly
$200 million from education.
Miami-Dade Schools felt the
brunt of the cuts as it struggled
with a multi-million-dollar defi-
cit that resulted in more than
500 jobs being cut and pro-
grams slashed. While education
was on the chopping block, the
state allocated $400 million in
new prison facilities and correc-
tions throughout the state.
Lawmakers are proposing
cuts that would bring a $48 mil-
lion loss to Miami-Dade County
public schools, $113 million out
of the State University System,
and $60 million in lost funding
to lower class sizes.
"We are paying much more
to incarcerate rather than edu-
cate our children," said Rober-
son, D-Miami. "The future must
change but it has to start with
us. Obama cannot move for-
ward if we are not ready. Your
involvement and vote is more
crucial than the lobbyist in Tal-

A plan is what Gibson, the
first mayor of Miami Gardens,
said will bring prosperity to
the community.
"We have to formulate a plan.
We need to take responsibility
for the children of our future. If
you don't have a plan, then you
can't bring change," said Gib-
son. "People are the essence of
the plan. It's not about the T's'
but it is about the community
in which we live in."
Gibson said that without a
plan Miami Gardens, the third
largest city in Miami-Dade,
would not be where it is five
years after from its incorpora-
Gibson also the stressed the
importance for parents to re-

quire their children to do their
part as students by going to
'school and attending classes,
regularly. The idea is to have
the people ready for the work-
force in a fast-moving econo-
my, said Gibson.

The panelists acknowledged
their days in politics would
soon end but said they were
not afraid to pass the torch to
the next generation.
"Young people need to be
prepared to take the lead,"
said Roberson.
They all challenged the FMU
honor students, who helped co-
ordinate the event, to become
all they can be to succeed as
individuals in this society.
"You need to be ready be-
cause nothing is going to be
given to you," Gibson said.
She also reminded the audi-
ence of the current economic
crisis the country is facing.
"We are going to have to learn
to do more with less."

Gibson lauded the commu-
nity's passion and enthusiasm
during the Obama campaign
but said such efforts should
b.e applied in the schools, in
city council meetings and in
the neighborhoods. ,
"We have a job to do," said
Bendross-Mindindgall said
rebuilding the family, com-
munity involvement, regain-
ing commitment to education
and establishing healthier life-
styles in the neighborhoods
were required to facilitate the
change that the first Black
president of the United States

Teen actress Keke Palmer will host Miami girls

Miami Times Staff Report

Keke Palmer, teen actress
known for films such as
"Akeelah and the Bee," will host
30 members of Embrace Girl
Power! who will leave for Los
Angeles on Friday, Jan. 16.
Palmer, an honorary member
of The Embrace Girls Founda-
tion, a non-profit mentoring
program for elementary and
middle school-age girls that
runs Embrace Girl Power!
The group first met Palmer
last December when she took
part in the program's signature
Princess Tea Party event and
also received the keys to the
county presented by the office
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Al-
She has been back in Miami
twice since then and now that
she has landed a role in a new
television series, her local fans
are heading to California for a
"We have a full schedule," said
program founder and executive
director Velma R. Lawrence.
"We're touring the historical
Paramount Studio and area

sites. We also a private "
backstage meet-and-
greet with the show's
cast and a private _:j
lunch with Keke and
her family."
Embrace Girl Power!
members will also sit ,
in on a live broadcast PALMI
of Friday night's show
as Teenage Fashionista True
Jackson, played by Palmer, goes

from the classroom to
the boardroom in Nickel-
odeon's new comedy se-
ries, "True Jackson, VP,"
a show that has become
very popular in the net-
work's Saturday night
ER Palmer, at 16, has es-
tablished herself as a ris-
ing young star of film, television
and music.


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cousin died of sarcoidosis, an
inflammatory disease that af-
fects multiple organs in the
body but mostly the lungs and
lymph glands.
"I did her eulogy and the ser-
vice was held at his church. ,I,
didn't know him, but the family
asked him if his church could be
used," Royster said about John-
So when Pericak-Vance called
on Royster to help spread the
word on Alzheimer's, he knew
whom to call.
"I know he has a strong repu-
tation in the community," said
Royster. "Immediately, he just'
found a real need to get this
information out. There are mil-
lions of dollars being poured.

into research and the African-
American community is one
community that we want to get
this information.
"We've allowed Rev. Johnson
to invite who he wants, because
he knows who to invite. Since
we are dealing with an African-
American issue, we don't want
to be presumptuous and think
that we know where to go and
what to do."
Johnson said he knew he
faced a difficult task getting
more than 50 pastors together
to hear of the danger Alzheimer's
presents to the community but
he was up to the challenge.
Dr. Cornelius Drane Jr. was
among the guests.
"I've known Rev. Johnson

since we were children, so
when he asked me to attend,
it's academic from then on.
He's like my brother," Drane
Rivers said he too quickly ac-
cepted Johnson's invitation.
"We are very good friends and
brothers through the years,"
Rivers said. "I used to serve at
93rd Street Baptist Church,
and we became friends there."
Those interested in par-
ticipating in the study should
call the institute's African-
American Alzheimer Disease
Research Team at 1-877- 686-
6444 or study coordinator Do-
ris Caldwell at 305-243-1308
or e-mail dcaldwell(imed.mi-



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Dade County. There are fifteen (15) vacancies that are available. The MMAP Nominating Council will contact
selected applicants for interviews. Those applicants selected for interview will be subject to a background check.
The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, upon recommendation of the Nominating Council, will make
appointments to the Board of Trustees.
Each member of the Board of Trustees shall be a United States citizen, a permanent resident and duly qualified
elector of Miami-Dade County unless the Board of County Commissioners waives the residency requirement by a
two-thirds vote of its membership. No person shall be qualified to sit as a Trustee if that person is an officer,
representative, administrator or employee of any consultant, contractor or agency contracting with or receiving
funding from the Trust except if that person is employed by or is serving on the Board of Trustees as a representative
of State or local government. Trustees who are representatives of or who are employed by any State or local
governmental agency may not vote on matters affecting the governmental agency by which they are employed or
whom they represent.
The Trustees shall serve terms of three (3) years each; provided, however, that of the original Board of Trustees,
the Board of County Commissioners shall select one-third (1/3) for a term of one (1) year and one-third (1/3) for a'
term of two (2) years. No Trustee shall be permitted to serve more than two (2) consecutive and complete terms of
three (3) years each unless so authorized by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the full membership of the Board of County
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Jacksonville Theological Seminary is offering classes through
the Liberty City site located at Second Canaan Missionary
Baptist Church, 4343 N.W. 17 Avenue, Miami. JTS is a fully
accredited seminary. Various degrees may be earned.
For additional information and registration contact Dr. Arnold
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2799 N.W. 46th Street 305-836-14 305-430-9383
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Mt. Calvary Missionary- K 93"Street Community> ( New Shiloh M.B. Church"
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1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.-. 2330 N.W. 93^1 Street 305-83-8280 Fax# 30S-696-6220
305-759-8226 F;: 305-759-0528 305-836-0942 Church Schedule:
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15250 N.W. 22nd Avenue
Order of Services
Sun ay
Chrh Sch ol .......,9.3 am.
A -, WWombip Sorvlce.............. am.
be l StiWly/Prayer Niht 7: p.m.
Prayt Meeting 7 W pm.
"There is f pla'efor you"

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Methodist Church
2(X)1 N.W. 35th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning Services
7:45 a.m. 11: 15 am.
W '" SundaySchool -945 a.m.
Bible Study Tuesday
o10a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer Meeting Tues. 6 p.m.

Cornerstone Bible \
Fellowship Church
2390 NW 87 Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning Services
Sunday bSodl.. 9:30 am.
Sunday Morning PriaselWersip.. II am
Fifn aNnday Evening Wtrship .. 6 p.m.
Bible Study Monday.. 730 p.m.
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First Baptist Missionary >
Baptist Church of Brownsville,
4600 N.W. 23rd Avenue
305-635-8053 Fax: 305-635-0026
Order of Services:
Sunday............... 7:30 & 1 a.m.
Sunday Schomol............... 10 a.n.
SThursday......7...7p.m. Bible Study,
HPrayer Meeting. B.T.U.
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First Su..7 pm.
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K New Harvest Missionary
Baptist Church
12145 N.W. 27thAvenue
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Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3 Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 30S-573-4060*Pax 305-255-8549
Order of Services:.
Sunday School ...........9:45 n
Sun. Morning Serva 11.... I a,
41 Sun... BTU. .. :30-2:30 pm.
Tuosday,.Bible Study
Feeding MhIstty..10 am.
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Christian Center
2370 N.W. 87"' Street
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New Day "N" Christ
Deliverance Ministries
3055 N.W. 76' Street, 33147
Message Ctr.: 305-836-7815

Order of Services:
Sunday Cliutcli School..............10 a.m.
Worship Service............. :15. m.
Tuesdays Bible Clas............7 p .
4th Sunday Evening Worship p 6 pi.
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4561 N.W 33rd Court
305634-4850/Fax & Messages
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New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
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2300 NW 135.ih 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.

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305-621.5067 *Fax: 305-623-3104 3 -
Order of Services:305-836-455
Sunday WorshipServices Order of Services:
a.m. & 10 a.m. Sunday Morning ..........8 a.m.
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1328 N.W. 3" Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821

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NlornutI worshipp .1..I1 a.m.
-'n.rr 111, Bible Stuidy
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K Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave,
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order or Services:
Sunday School ..........930 a.m.
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Sims aiTh'idil Sunt yk
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Hosanna Community
Baptist Church
2171 N.W. 56th Street
305-637-4404 Fax: 305-637-4474
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1790 N.W. 55th Street

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Farly Moning Worhip.7:30a.m.
Sunday School ..........9:3(0.m.
Moving Worship .....11 a.m.
Prayer Meeting ............7:30 p.m.
Bible Study ..................8 p.m



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.ptist Church
N.W. 87th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday 7:3) and It1 a.m.
Worship Service
9:30 a.m.......... Sunday School
Tuesday ........ p.m. Bible Study
8 p.m....P....rayer Meeting
Monday. Wednesday, Friday
12 p.m....... Day Prayer

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13650 N.E. 10' Avenue
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3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL33023
(Office) 954-962-9327 (Fax) 954-962-3396

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day at the Miami-Dade School
Board Administration Building
to send a message to Tallahas-
see about cutting public edu-
cation. For more information,
call 305-995-1102.

North Miami University
Relations Board will host a
Candlelight Vigil in honor of
Dr. Martin L. King Jr., 7 p.m.,
Thursday, Jan, 15, at the
MOCA Plaza.

The Children's Trust 19th
Annual West Perrine MLK
Events presented by Miami-
Dade County Cultural Affairs,
Signature. Gardens,
12725 SW 122nd Ave., Kick-
off Breakfast, 7:30: a.m.,
Thursday, Jan. 15.
Keynote speaker, Chief Jim-
mie Brown. Call 305-251-
5000, 786-242-0460 or 786-

West Perrine MLK Celebra-
tion of Gospel featuring Lee
Williams and the Spiritual
Q'C's, Bethel Full Gospel Bap-
tist Church, 14440 Lincoln
Blvd., Richmond Heights, 7:30:
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. Call
786-242-0460 or 786- 298-

be returned. In fact, Mary and
Joseph were quite pleased with
the gifts that they received for
the birth of their first Child.
The first gifts that were offered
to them came from an unlikely
source: shepherds. When the
angels announced to the shep-
herds that their Messiah had
been born, the shepherds de-
cided to find this special Baby.
I could write an entire col-
umn or two on how meaningful
it was that angels appeared to
the shepherds first to announce
this birth. Shepherds were con-


The city of Miami will host
a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Day of Service 9:30 a.m.-noon
Friday, Jan. 16, at the Asso-
ciation for the Development of
the Exceptional. For more in-
formation, call Natasha Cole-
brook-Williams, at 305-416-
***** **
MLK Battle of the Bands,
Harris Field, U.S. 1 and Camp-
bell Drive, 312th Street and
U.S. Highway 1, Homestead,
7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16,
featuring the FAMU Marching
100s. Call 786-242-0460.

MLK Parade, 16940 SW
104th Ave. Eureka Drive., en-
trance at 168th Street, 10 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 17. Gospel in
the Park, 1 p.m., West Perrine
Park, Southwest 172nd Street
and 104th Avenue.

26th annual Dr. Martin Lu-
ther King Jr. 5K Run/Fit-
ness Walk, sponsored by the
Progressive, Officers Club and
American Airlines, 7 a.m.,
Monday, Jan. 19, starts at
MLK Plaza Metrorail station.
Call 786-285-7002.
S- A *a F */ *
MLK Parade and Festival,

sidered to be on a very low rung
of the ladder of society. They
spent months outside, in all
kinds of conditions, with dirty,
smelly sheep. I can only imag-
ine how they must have smelt
after spending so much time
with these animals. But it did
not seem to matter to Mary, Jo-
seph or Baby Jesus that these
men were not from the up-
per crust of society when they
brought their precious gifts to
the newborn King.
What gifts, you might be ask-
ing? You thought that it was the
wise men who brought gifts. But
the shepherds did, too. They
brought the gifts of praise and
worship. They acknowledged
and believed in their hearts
that this Baby who looked like
any other baby was the Mes-
siah. They accepted Him as the
Promised One, their. Deliverer

Northwest 54th Street and Sev-
enth Avenue to 32nd Avenue
and MLK Boulevard, 11 a.m.-6
p.m., Monday, Jan. 19.

Miami Gardens fifth an-
nual MLK Celebration, Miami
Carol Park, 3201 NW 185th St,
noopn-6 p.m., Monday, Jan.

The Satellite Social Civic
Club will celebrate Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. Day at The Mi-
ami Times parking lot 1-4 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 19, featuring Mi-
ami Heat personalities.
*** ***
Florida International Uni-
versity will host its annual
Martin Luther King Breakfast,
8-10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan.
16, at the Graham University
Center Ballroom at University
Park. FIU will also hold an MLK
Youth Forum and Peace Walk,
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 21, at the Wolfe University
Center Ballroom. For more in-
formation, call FIU's Office of
Multicultural Programs, 305-

Booker T. Washington High
class of 1961 will meet at 3
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at the
African-American Cultural Arts
Center. For further informa-
tion, call 305-688-7072.

Saint Martin de Porres As-
sociation will host its annual
Civic Observance of the birth
date of Dr. Martin Luther King

and Redeemer. Those were spe-
cial gifts to offer to Jesus and,
according to the Word of God,
they are gifts that He still loves
to receive to this day.
When was the last time that
you gave a gift to Jesus instead
of just expecting one? When
was the last time that you gave
a gift of sacrifice of your time
or your finances?
The three Wise Men also
brought valuable gifts. The Bi-
ble says that they presented the
Baby Jesus with gold, frank-
incense and myrrh. Though
Christmas pageants and songs
make it appear that the Wise
Men came at the same time as
the shepherds, this was not so.
The shepherds were nearby and
were able to reach the stable
where Jesus was born more
easily than the Wise Men could.
The star appeared to the Wise

Jr. and its Peace and Unity
Award Ceremony at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 18.

The 5000 Role Models of
Excellence Project will host
its annual Unity Breakfast at
8:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at
the Jungle Island, the former
Parrot Jungle. For more infor-
mation, call 305-995-2451.

The 32nd annual Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. Parade and
Festival will be held 11 a.m.-6
p.m. Monday, Jan. 19.

Florida Memorial Univer-
sity will hold its first Dr. Mar-
tin Luther King Jr. Commu-
nity Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 19 at 8 a.m. For
more information, call 305-

The Miami-Dade NAACP
branch will host its Obama
inauguration celebration at 6
p.m. Jan. 20 at New Birth En-
terprise. For more information,
call 305-685-8694.

Miami-Dade County Health
Department's Office of Com-
munity Health and Planning
will offer Diabetes and Diabe-
tes Risk Assessment Screening
noon-2 p.m. Thursday, on Jan.
22, at the West Perrine Health

The National Coalition of
100 Black Women's Greater
,Miami Chapter will hold an

Men at the birth of Jesus but
it was some time before they fi-
nally reached the family.
However, as always, God's
timing, is perfect and not hap-
hazard. Mary and Joseph were
able to use the valuable gifts
from the Wise Men to finance
their trip to Egypt, where they
were instructed to relocate un-
til after the death of Herod who
had vowed to kill the Baby Je-
sus if He was found.
Every gift that God gives to
us is good. We have no trouble
declaring a gift as good when
it brings us financial success
or power or great acclaim. But
when the shepherds were in the
field they did not receive any
of those things. They received
the gifts of peace, good will and
the Good News that Jesus the
Christ was born. People, this is
still a great gift. The birth, life,

orientation for its Just Us Girls
Mentoring Program at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Youth
Co-Op. For more information,
call 1-800-658-1292 or email: The
group will also have its Teen
Summit 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Satur-
day, Feb. 7, at the South Mi-
ami Community Center.

Healthy Start Coalition of
Miami-Dade invites parents
to a free infant massage in-
struction series 11:45 a.m.-1
p.m., Jan. 27-29, at its offic-
es. Space is limited and regis-
tration is required. For more
information, call Amy Olen,
305-541-0210 or email aolen@

Continental Societies'
Greater Miami Chapter will
hold its annual Gospel Brunch
at Outback Steakhouse 11:30
a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25.
For more information, e-mail

The Miami-Dade State At-
torney's office will hold a Seal-
ing and Expungement Program
4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28,
at St. Michael's Church. For
more information, call the.
State Attorney's Community
Outreach Division, 305-547-

Blue Man Group Making
Waves is on exhibit at the Mi-
ami Children Museum at Wat-

death and ascension and prom-
ise of the return of Christ are
still great gifts. Have you treat-
ed this Good News as a wonder-
ful gift or do you only see what
was under, or not under, the
tree as gifts?
In one little Baby, we have re-
ceived every gift that we could
ever hope for or need. In that
one Baby, we have received the
gifts of healing, strength, joy,
power and so much more. Paul
writes in I Corinthians 12, 13
and 14 about the marvelous
gifts that were given to us by
the Blessed Trinity.
Don't allow your gifts to gath-
er dust. Even if you got every-
thing on your list for Christ-
mas, God has given us so much
more. Use those gifts and don't
wait for next Christmas to give
Jesus His gifts of praise, honor
and worship.

son Island until Feb. 1. For
more information, call 305-
373-5437 or log on to www.

Concerned Citizens Com-
mittee will hold its monthly
community meeting 6-7:30
p.m. Feb. 3 to address issues
in government and business,
at the Caleb Center, Room
110. For more information,
call Marva Lightbourne, 305-

The Family Foundation will
hold its second annual Sista'
Talk HIV/AIDS Conference 5-9
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Beth-
el Apostolic Temple. For infor-
mation, call 305-978-7100.

Miami Northwestern Senior
High School will hold a Finan-
cial Aid Workshop at 6 p.m.
Feb. 11 and 18. in the TOPA

The fifth annual Carrie P.
Meek Award Ceremony will be
held 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
26, at the Signature Grand in
Davie. For more information,
log on to www.FischlerSchool.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 5693 in Opa-locka is
looking for veterans who have
served in Vietnam, the Persian
Gulf War, Afghanistan,. Bosnia
and Iraq. For more information,
call Commander Roy E. Person,

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Martin Luther King worship service
African Atnerican Council of
Christian Clergy will host their
annual MLK worship service on

Sunday, January 18 at 4 p.m.
The service will be held at The
New Beginning Praise
Tabernacle, 2398 N.W. 119
St. 305-681-0115, Rev. Greo-
ry D. Thompson is President. All
welcome to come and worship.



Holy Spirit Ministries
You are invited to celebrate
Christ with us at our new loca-
tion, William Turner Technical
Art School, 10151 N.W. 19
Ave, Miami, Florida. Worship
with us, Sundays 10:30 a.m.
For additional information call

New Life Family Worship
Center holds weekly Bible
Study at 7 p.m. Wednesday
For more information, call

Redemption Missionary
Baptist Church will cel-
ebrate its pastor's anniver-
sary with services at 7:30
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, and
3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18. For
more information, call 305-
836-1990 or 305-793-7388.

Valley Grove MB Church
will hold its their first revival
at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.
21-23. For more information,

call 305-835-8316.

Lively Stones For Jesus
Ministries will host a Prayer
Brunch at 9 a.m. Jan. 24. For
more information, call 305-
685-7739. Also, Lively Stones
will honor Apostle Thelma B.
Knowles with services start-
ing at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3-5.
Greater Harvest Interna-
tional Ministries will hold
ordination services for its
pastor Gerald T. Ealey, who
will become a bishop, on
Sunday, March. 1. For more
information, call 954-607-

Pitts headliner for Dr. King Celebration

Pulitzer Prize winning nationally syndicated
columnist Leonard Pitts will be the featured
speaker in Miami this Sunday at the
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
as it commemorates the life and work
of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Pitts, whose column appears twice a
week in the Miami Herald, has been
writing professionally for more than 30
years, beginning as a college student.
He was originally hired by the Miami
Herald in 1991 as a music critic. His
unique style and perspective on life LEONA
earned him a weekly column three
years later in which he wrote on a
vast variety of topics, including fatherhood,
parenting, race relations and politics.
His winning style earned him a Pulitzer Prize
in 2004. He is also the author of the best-
selling book Becoming Dad: Black Men and the
Journey to Fatherhood. The provocative Pitts is


a five time recipient of the National Headliners
His words have served to help calm
k and soothe his readers like his column
..following the September 11 attack on
the United States. His thoughts have
managed to rile many at times; some
to the point of issuing death threats
against him,
The Church of the Incarnation
has celebrated' the life of Dr. King
with community support from Alpha
D PITTS Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the
Greater Miami Links for more than
20 years. The Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr.
Bar Association has also joined in with the other
local groups to pay homage to Dr. King and his
legacy of peace.
The public is invited to attend. The Episcopal
Church of the Incarnation is located at 1835 NW
54 Street and the service begins at 9 a.m.

JANUARY 20, 2009


Barack Obama

New Birth Enterprise 8400 NE 2nd Avenue Miami Shores

Cost for Admission $50.00 (Attire is Dressy Casual)

*I1 Year Membership in the Miami-Dade Branch NAACP
*The viewing of the Inauguration events happening in Washington, D.C.

Enjoy live entertainment by Instant Attraction and a special raffle
will be held at the end of the evening.

For more Information call 305-685-8694.

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housekeeper, died December 12.
Visitation 4 to 9 p.m. Friday. Ser-
vice 1 p.m., Saturday in the cha-

JOSE SHELTON, 87, laborer,
died January 7 in Atlanta, Geor-
gia. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Satur-
day. Service 11 a.m., Sunday,
Maranatha Seventh Day Adventist

ZION BERRY JR., 73, master
sergeant, died December 31. ar-
rangements are incomplete.

DORIS THOMPSON, 61, house-
wife, died January 7. Visitation 4
to 9 p.m. Friday. Service 2 p.m.,
Saturday, Jesus People Ministries
Church International.

minister, died January 10. Ar-
rangements are incomplete.

BERYL WYNN, 72, housekeep-
er, died January 8. Visitation 4 to
9 p.m. Thursday. Service 10 a.m.,
Friday, Grace Church of The First

ALEX HOUSER, 23, sales rep-
resentative, died January 6. Ser-
vice 11 a.m., Wednesday, Antioch
Baptist Church of Carol City.

maker, died January 11. Visitation
4 to 9 p.m. Friday. Service Satur-
day, Broadmore Baptist Church.

officer, of Jamaica, died January
11. Visitation 4 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Service 1 p.m., Saturday, Prince of
Peace Moravian Church.

LISA HOOSHING, 31, home-
maker, died
January 2 iny
Jackson Me-
morial Hospi-
tal. Service
noon, Saturday,
- The ; Pen, te os-
tal SChurch of

LESSIE HOLT, 67, died January
4 in Jackson South Community
Hospital. Service 1 p.m., Satur-
day, Second Baptist Church.

housewife, died December 26 in
Jackson South Community Hos-
pital. Arrangements are incom-

HENRY ROULAND, 72, laborer,
died January 11.
Service, 11 a.m.,
Saturday, Anti-
och Missionary
Baptist Church
of Brownsville.

ETRIUS", 29,
died January 6.
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday, Je-
sus Christ True
Church Apostle

traffic homicide
'detective, died ,"'
January 12.
Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday, Glen-
dale Baptist

Roxy Ann Odessa White-Al-
ston, 58, secu-
rity officer, died
January 12.
Service 1:30
p.m., Saturday,
Walker Temple

Nakia Ingrah
PRISCILLA JOY, 71, homemak-
er, died January 9 in Northwest
Medical Center. Arrangements
are incomplete.

er, died January 10 in Memorial
Hospital. Arrangements are in-

Carey Royal Ram-n-n'
65, custodian, died January 9 at
home. Service 10 a.m., Thursday,
in the chapel.'

RODNEY ROSS, 56 carpenter,
died January 9 in Hospice By The
Sea. Service 1 p.m., Thursday, in
the chapel.

tired .railroad worker, died Janu-
ary 12. Arrangements are incom-

Gregg L. Mason
retired banker
for Peoples
Group of Na-
tional Bank,
died January 9
at home. Sur-
vivors include:
children, Dr.
Herman W., Beverly D. Fonville.
and Kelsey R.; Five grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren; A
host of other relatives and friends.
Family visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Fri-
day. Service 11 a.m., Saturday,
St. John Institutional Missionary
Church. Entombment Southern
Memorial Park.

Hadley "
physicist, died January 4 in Pal-
metto General Hospital. Service
was held.

ISIAH GUICE, 82, loader, died
January 2 in Aventura Hospital.
Service was held.

Pax Villa ""
er, died January 9 in North Shore
Medical Center. Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday, Emmanuel Baptist

Pax Villa Broward
homemaker, died January 11 in
West Broward Care Center. Ser-
vice 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Our
Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic

months, died January 11 at home.
Arrangements are incomplete.

painter, died
January 7 in
University of
Miami Medical
Center. Service
10 a.m., Satur-
day, in the cha-

MINNIE MILLER, 86, domes-
tic worker, died
January 10 in
Franco Nursing
Home. Survi-
vors include:
Rosa King An-
derson,d John
Cheever, Lloyd
Cheever, Tange-
la Anderson, Claudell King, a host
of nieces, nephews and relatives.
Service 11 a.m., Saturday, Valley
Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

PIERRE S. PIERRE, 71, secu-
rity guard, died January 5 in North
Shore Medical Center. Arrange-
ments are incomplete.

St. Fort
KENS NICOLAS, 33, selector,

Medical Center. Service was

JEAN LACOMBE, 69, importer/
exporter, died December 31 in
Jackson North Medical Center.
Service 10 a.m., Saturday, Janu-
ary 24 in the chapel.

JAQUES PIERRE, 57, driver,
died January 3 in Florida Medical
Center. Service was held.

JOSEPH E. LOUIS, 68, security
officer, died January 5 in Aventura
Hospital and Medical Center. Ser-
vice 10 a.m., Saturday, St. Mary
Catholic Church.

71, retail worker, died January 8 in
Jackson Medical Center. Service
1 p.m., Saturday in the chapel.

Poitier ,
SUSON BRUTON, 82, domes-
tic worker, died
January 7 in -
Memorial Re-
gional Hospital.
Service 11a.m.,
Saturday, Great-
er Mt. Zion AME '--

mechanic for
South Miami
Water and Sew-
er Department,
died January
12 in Jackson
Memorial North
Hospital. Ser-
vice 1 p.m., Sat-
urday, in the chapel.

ERNEST BUTTS, 81, mechanic
for Winn Dixie
Warehouse, -
died January 9
in Kindred Hos-
pital. Service
noon, Saturday,
Dayspring Mis-
sionary Baptist
SChurch. '

57, teacher for
Miami Dade
County Schools,
died January
10 in Aventura
Hospital. Ser-
vice Saturday,
Greater Bethel
AME Church.

painter, died
January 7 in
Jackson Memo-
rial North Hos-
pital. Service 3
p.m., Saturday,
in the chapel.

cook for Miami
Dade County
Schools, died
January 7 in
Bershlre Manor
Nursing Home.
Service was

housewife, died January 1 at
home. Service was held.

JR., 51, construction worker, died
January 4. Service 10 a.m., Satur-
day, Macodonia Baptist Church.

E.A. Stevens
BROWN, 2, died January 6 at
home. Service 11 a.m., Saturday,
St. James Baptist Church Coconut

Wright & Youn ',
JIM WILKINS JR., 65, truck driv-
er, died January
11 in Miami Gar-
dens Care Cen-
ter. Survivors
include: wife,
Dorothy; son,
Craig; siblings, K
Mary (Charles),

11 aim., Thursday, in the chapel.

AMRQUA L. BUTLER, 30, cus-
tomer service
died. Arrange-
ments are in-

died December
27. Survivors
include: mother,
Tisa Bell (Dar-
rell); father,
Zachary Sr. (Ar-
rena); siblings,
Antisha, So-
r~; T, ;- ,- '

pii, i iensiia,
Arzhanae, De'Ondre, Darrell, Jr.,
Darius. Service was held.

uary 7 in Good Samaritan Hospi-
tal. Remains were shipped to Wil-
lie Watkins Funeral Home for final
rites and burial.

JAMES B. THOMAS, 69, retired
truck driver, died
January 9. sur-
vivors include:
wife, Connie '
B.; daughters,
Gwendolyn D.
Felder, Tawanna
Asar, and Taka-
ra; sisters, Lillie
Whipple, Bessie Mae Smith, Fan-
nie Mae Cooper(Sam), Ethel Bel-
lamy and Elois Burroughs(Joseph);
brothers, Deacon Willie (Juanita),
Early, and Cleotis (Reba); sister-
in-law, Ellaphene Smith; a host of
nieces, nephews, other relatives
and friends. Viewing Thursday 4 -8
pm at Jordan Grove M.B. Church.
Service 11:30 a.m., Friday.

retired barber,
died January
10. Survivors
include: wife,
Annie Low-
rie; son, Harry
Jr.; daughters,
Karen Alva-
rez and Mildred
Jones; brothers, Major Leroy
Harold Kemp, and Ivan Gibson;
sisters, Ola Macon, Buela, Ol-
lie Johnson, LaRue Garland, and
Alma Kemp; grandson, Chauncey;
granddaughters, Juanita Alvarez,
Miriam Alvarez, and Tiffany; a host
nieces, nephews, other relatives
and friends. Service 10 a.m., Sat-
urday, Holy Redeemer Catholic

LEONIE WALTON, 77, retired
registered nurse
died January
10 in Aventura
Hospital. She
is survived by
her husband,
Standford Wal-
ton; daughter,
Ingrid Wright;
sister, Hazel Smith, granddaugh-
ter, Keisha Wright; a host of niec-
es, nephews, other relatives and
friends. Service 11 a.m., Saturday,
St. Mary's Wesleyan Methodist

retired mechan-
ic, died January
8 in Greenwood,
Mississippi. Sur-
vivors include:
wife, Queenie
E.; daughters,
Phyllis, Twanda
Catrina, Shalanda Brown -Parker,
and Claudia Brown-Gordon; sons,
Eddie Lee and Claude Jr.; sisters,'
Martha Fountain of Chicago; broth-
ers, James and Ceasar, RC of
Mississippi.; 60 grandchildren; 26
great-grandchildren; and 36 great
-greatgrands; a host nieces, neph-
ews other relatives and friends.
Service 11 a.m., Saturday, New
Shiloh-M.B. Church.

Range Coconut grove
tired cigar maker, died January 9
in Gramercy Park Nursing Care
Center. Service 5 p.m., Friday in
the chapel.

tired household engineer, 78, died
January 6 in Hollywood Memorial

In Memoriam
In loving memory of,


A Candle Light Memorial
Service for Joseph A. Cooper
will be held at 6:30 p.m.,
Saturday January 17 at 1136
N.W. 2 Avenue. Repast will

Card of Thanks
The family of the laLe,

MAYCOCK, would like to thank
everyone for their prayers,
support, gifts and flowers
throughout our grief and sorrow.
We ask God to continue to give
us the strength to carry on. May
God bless each and everyone for
your God sent love.
In Memoriam
In loving memory of,

In Memoriam
In loving memory of,

09/27/63 01/19/08

We thought of you with love
today, but that is- nothing
new. We thought about you
yesterday, and days before
that too. We think of you in
silence, we remember how
you look, now all we have is
memories and your pictures
in our book. Your memory
is our keepsake, with which
we'll never part, God has you
in his keeping, we have you in
our hearts.

In Memoriam
In loving memory of,

10/13/62 01/13/08

08/09/32 01/22/08
It has been one year since
the both of you left us. You
left precious memories that
will never be forgotten.
We love and miss you both.
Your loving family The

Happy Birthday
In loving memory of,

01/31/1895 01/10/1937

To some you are forgotten,
'to some you are of the past,
but to us the ones who loved
and. lost you, your .memories
will always last.
Love your son, Adam Cart-
er, granddaughter, Kelcina
Carter-Allen, grandson, Dar-
ryl C. Carter, many great
grandchildren and many
great great grandchildren

In Memoriam
In loving memory of,

06/16/61 01/17/94

01/16/53 )1/28/03

Rest in peace. We miss you
so much.
Thelma Hayden and family

In Memoriam
In loving memory of,

05/08/39 01/13/08

It's been a year since you
left us to be with the Lord, you
are forever in our hearts!
Missing you dearly.
Your Family

We will always love and miss
Lynette, Sharika, Vonetta,
Victor, Nicole, Shandale and
your brother, Oliver

Death Notice

57, computer technician
for Jackson Memorial, died
January 12. Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday, Spirit of Christ
(West), 2775 N.W. 183 St.
Service entrusted to Alphonso
Richardson Mortuary, 3790
N.W. 167 St.






Winfred Dorsett was community, church servant

Miami Times Staff Report

Winfred W. Dorsett wore many
hats: banker, church and civic
leader, But those who knew him
defined him as a servant of the
"He was a dedicated person
who loved to take care of people.
His legacy is he was a commit-
ted man," said Franklin Clark,
a friend who is a deacon at St.
John Institutional Missionary
Church, 1328 NW 3rd Ave.
"Whatever you asked him to do,
he did it. When you needed him
he was there. He was an example
to follow."
After a long battle with heart
problems, Dorsett, 87, died on
Friday, Jan. 9, at his home in
Brownsville, surrounded by his
loved ones.
Dorsett and his family emi-

grated from the Bahamas in the
early 1900s and settled in Over-
town. The family relocated to
Brownsville in 1953.
Dorsett became one of the first
Black bankers in Miami, advanc-
ing to become vice president and
member of the board of direc-
tors of Peoples National Bank of
After years of working for the
bank, Dorsett, father of Herman
Willington, Beverly D. Fonville,
the late Eileen Elizabeth, and
Kelsey Rudolph, retired to devote
his time to St. John.
Franklin said Dorsett was fully
energized and passionate about
"He was such a faithful mem-
ber of the church; you won't find
many members of the congre-
gation like him," said Lorraine
King, the church secretary at St.


Winfred Dorsett
Retired Banker
Dorsett took care of the
church's financial and invest-

ment affairs and was a charter
member of the St. John Commu-
nity Development Corporation
(CDC). But he was also a member
of the Men's Choir and Choir #2,
the male ministry and the Mis-
sion Circle # 1. He also served as
a deacon and chairman of Board
of Trustees.
He was also an' "active member
of the 18th Avenue Tree of Knowl-
edge Group in Liberty City and
the Brownsville Civic Associa-
"A good servant of Lord and
people but he was more of a
business man" is how his son
Kelsey describes him.
Dorsett will be laid to rest on
Saturday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m.,
with services scheduled for St.
John. Viewing will be on Friday,
Jan. 16, at Gregg L. Mason Fu-
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Negro League player Joe Henry was a crowd favorite

By Betsy Taylor

ST. LOUIS (AP) Family, friends
and baseball fans have been
mourning the death of former Negro
Leagues player "Prince" Joe Henry,
known for his skills at entertaining
crowds while he was a player.
Henry was to be buried Thurs-
day at Jefferson Barracks National
Cemetery in south St. Louis County
following a funeral service at Love-
joy Civic Center in Brooklyn, Ill.
He died Jan. 2 at age 78.

Henry grew up in Brooklyn, Ill.
He played in the Negro Leagues
from 1950 to 1959 as an infielder
for the Memphis Red Sox, Detroit
Stars, Indianapolis Clowns and De-
troit Clowns.
Teams like the Indianapolis
Clowns were known for on-field an-
tics to entertain crowds. ,
"He was among those play-
ers, and that tradition," said Ray-
mond Doswell, curator of the Negro
Leagues Baseball Museum in Kan-
sas City, Mo., that preserves the

Former Negro League player

history of African-American base-
"He wore shorts as part of his
uniform, his hat bill turned around
crooked and was animated at the
plate," he said.
Henry later worked for American
Motors, becoming one of the first
African-Americans in United Auto
Workers history to serve as a chief
steward. Beginning in 2005, he
wrote a column for the Riverfront
Times in St. Louis called "Ask a
Negro Leaguer."

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with have a little help from an. antidepressant to get through their days and nights

By Sylvia Mitchell
Miami Times Writer

It is ver likely that the women you work with, hang out
with and even worship with have a little help from an anti-
depressant to get through their days and nights.
Many of our daily routines go something like this: an
espresso with extra sugar just to get through the morning
traffic; a second cup of Joe to take into the 10 a.m. direc-
tor's meeting so we are alert and at the top of our game.
For lunch, a handful of vitamins and supplements to go
along with the fries, diet coke and grilled chicken sand-
wich that we have only 30 minutes to consume. At 3 pm.
a co-worker's jar of jellybeans hits the spot, giving us that

extra pep needed to get through until quitting time.
The next challenge is what to have for dinner? Got it!
Make a pit stop at the Chinese restaurant for their special
fried rice and garlic chicken for the family and then to the
corner drug store to refill the Lexapro prescription; after
all, Junior's book report has to be finished tonight.
Right away' it is apparent that many of us are
sustained by caffeine, sugar. MSG. energy drinks, and an-
tidepressants. Our plates are full with children, spouses
and a career, in trying to be the perfect friend,
perfect volunteer and perfect parent. If we pull back the
curtains of many private homes, most of us would be
surprised at what we would discover as it relates to how
restless and how anxious many of us are. We are all jug-

gling so much and find it difficult to say no to our boss,
to our friends and to our families. Saying no, we think,
would make us appear selfish or incompetent, putting on
a mask everyday, not wanting those around us to know
ho\v stressed, overwhelmed and tired we really are. Conse-
quently, we are caught in revolving door of artificial agents
to get us up in the A.M. and more of the same to lay us
down in the P.M.
More prescriptions for antidepressants are written for
women than men. Men are less likely to acknowledge that
they may have a problem handling things on their own,
says Faina Novoslov, M.D.. a clinical psychiatrist at the
Women's Mood and Hormone Clinic at the University of
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Members of the St. Matthew Lodge #670 pose for a picture as the Masons donated $1,500
to the Central High basketball team.

Masons donate $1,500 to Central High basketball teams

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Miami Times Staff Report
Members of St. Matthew
Lodge #670, Prince Hall
Masons of Miami, donated
$1,500 to the Miami Central
High School varsity and junior
varsity basketball team at the
opening game of the season on
Nov. 25.
The money went to pay for

new uniforms.
"The Masons are very seri-
ous about the work they do
for others," said Joseph A.
Mellerson, a past master of
the lodge.
"We're a charitable organiza-
tion and we love to do charita-
ble work for the community. It
felt wonderful to be presenting
the team with uniforms and

we loved the look on their fac-
es: It's all about giving back to
the community," he said.
Those attending the pre-
sentation ceremony included
Worshipful Master Craig Hall,
Senior Warden Manuel Herre-
ra, Junior Warden Babatiunde
Ogunlala and Past Masters
Mellerson, Henry Puyol and
Walter Russell.

The Bullard family were honored recently for their service to Richmond Heights and the state.
From left are former state Rep. Edward Bullard, state Sen. Larcenia Bullard and state Rep. Dwight
Bullard trio honored with Legacy Family Award

Miami Times Staff Report
The Richmond Heights Chap-
ter of the Red Hat Society re-
cently honored three members
of the Bullard political family for
their service to the community.
At its fourth annual Holiday
Gala dinner/dance, held at Sig-
nature Gardens on Dec. 26, the
group presented its "Ambassa-
dor of the Village of the Heights"
Legacy Family Award to state

Sen. Larcenia Bullard, her hus-
band and former state Rep.
Edward Bullard and their son,
state Rep.Dwight Bullard.
The event, which celebrated
the 60t anniversary of the vil-
lage of Richmond Heights, also
recognized the contribution of
the founders of the village by
honoring the "Children of the
Heights" The Legacy of the
"Queen Sable" Patricia Gar-

rett presented the award to the
Bullards on behalf of the Red
Hat Society, along with a let-
ter from Gov. Charlie Crist ac-
knowledging the family's ser-
vice to the community and to
the state.
Congratulatory proclama-
tions also came from state Sen.
Frederica Wilson, Miami-Dade
Mayor Carlos Alvarez and Mi-
ami-Dade Commission Chair-
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President-elect Barack Obama
is the talk of the conversations
at every corner, barber shop and
lounge and the topic of sermons
throughout South Florida. And,
of course, the concern is about
Blacks selected for his adminis-
tration since his election on Nov.
4, beginning with the women,
such as the selection of Valerie
Jarrett as White House senior
advisor and assistant to the
President for Intergovernmen-
tal Relations and Public Liaison;
Susan E. Rice as ambassador to
the United Nations, at 44 she is
considered the youngest person
to represent the U.S. at the world
body; Melody Barnes, director,
Domestic Policy Council; and
Eric Holder, as the first Black
man to be U.S. Attorney Gener-
al. Obama has until Jan. 20 to
complete his administration and
there might be one or two more
Blacks he may select. So, keep
your fingers crossed. Inciden-
tally, Miami Mayor Manny Diaz
is said to on the short list for an

It is now 2009 and what a cel-
ebration in the churches for a

I Asked God
I asked God why I wasn't rich.
He showed me a man with the
wealth of a thousand kings
who was lonely and had no one
to share it with.
I asked God why I wasn't beau-
He showed me a woman more
beautiful than others
who was ugly because of van-
I asked God why I didn't have a
bigger house.
He showed me a family of six

prosperous year,
with sermons
geared to provide
blessing upon those
seeking more grace
and mercy, especially from the
pastor and ministers at Betha-
ny SDA and Ebenezer UM and
Trevor Jobson, first elder, de-
livered the morning sermon at
Bethany in place of the absent Dr.
W.C. Byrd, pastor, and electrified
the members with his preaching
on "The Ten Commandments" as
he encouraged them to put these
first in their lives for more bless-
ing from God. In the church were
youth members home for the hol-
idays and they were recognized.
They included Xavyance Hand-
field, who reined as King at Bet-
hune-Cookman U. Homecoming
and crossed the burning sand to
Kappa Land; Brittany Hamilton
of Miami Carol City High reigned
as queen. Christina Jobson re-
turned from Oakwood College,
where she is was a contestant
for Miss Oakwood and is slated
to win because of her classical
singing ability.
At Ebenezer, the Rev. Dr. Jore-
tha Capers, pastor, spoke on

who had just been
evicted from their
tiny shack ~4'j
and were left to ._. |
live on the street.
I asked God why I have to
He showed me a man
who couldn't find a decent job
because he had never learned
to read.
I asked God why I wasn't
He showed me a genius
serving life in prison

"Security," stressing how to be
totally secure in the Lord. That
inspired Veronica Duncan to
speak about her son, Michael,
a graduate of North Dade Jr. Sr.
High, and to express her pride in
his family.
Michael II received a PhD
in chemistry, recently. His son
Steve is a professor in Los An-
gles and his sister Danelle is a
******* *
LaTonda James, chairwom-
an of Miami Northwestern High
class of 1990, and granddaugh-
ter of Norma Mims (a Dorseyite)
and her class of 1990 of Miami
Northwestern gathered
last Saturday at Arcola
Lakes Park with more ,
than 50 people showing ,
up for the meeting. Or-
ganizing the class, set-
ting guidelines for schol-
arships for graduating
seniors and planning for OB
the 201h reunion sched-
uled for 2010 are among
her top goals.
Classmates talked about the
Bulls' good football year and their
trip to Texas last year and wher-
ever the football team played, es-
pecially to Orlando for the state
championship, which they lost.
LaMekka Noble boasted that all
her classmates voted for Barack
Obama for President to applause
from the gathering. Then it was

for making ill use of his knowl-
-- Anonymous
Condolences to the families of
Ada Mckinney-DeVeaux, Willis
Murray and John Smith. Ada
graduated from Booker T. Wash-
ington High in 1949; Willis and
John graduated along with other
"Diplomats" from BTW in 1943.
Love leaves a memory no one can
Get-well wishes go out to
Vashti Armbrister, Dr. Oswald.
Brunson (former president of
Bethune-Cookman University),
Samuel Cleare, Gussie Ervin,
Sue Francis, Delores John-
son-McCartney, Lloyd "Tank"
Johnson, Inez Mckinney-
Johnson, Fredricka Maura-Bru-

ton, Doris Mckinney-Pittman,
Elestine Mckinney-Allen, Ber-
nice Shorter-Meares, Dorothea
Payne and Priscilla Thompson.
Congratulations to Derrick
and Lisa Jeffrey-Riviere on the
birth of their son Eric. He entered
the world on Dec. 16 weighing 8
pounds 5 ounces.
If you are planning to attend
the inauguration of our beloved
44th President of the United
States of America Barack Obama
in Washington, D.C., on Jan.
20, you should (1) dress for cold
weather (2) be prepared to stand
for about three hours (3) take a
blanket (4) take extra precaution
if traveling with infants, young
children, the elderly, persons
with disabilities or anyone with

an weakened immune system.
For security reasons, no umbrel-
las will be allowed so ponchos
and raincoats are recommended.
Cameras are. permitted. Have a
glorious time!.
Wedding anniversary greetings
to Willie (Louvenia C.) Toston,
Jan. 5, their 351.
Edward and Betty Elizabeth
Blue spent some of their Christ-
mas holidays with their daughter
Roslyn Blue-Parkinson, son-in-
law Horace and their children,
in Raleigh, N.C. Then they vis-
ited their other daughter Sandra
Blue-Harris, her hubby Calvin
and their daughter Makeda in
Kernersville, N.C. The Blues'
granddaughter Vernatta Lee"
accompanied her grandparents

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on their vacation.
The Historic St. Agnes Epis-
copal Church invites you to join,
in the celebration of its 111th'.
church anniversary, annual Pa-
tronal dance and the historic
inauguration of President Ba jr
rack Obama. The event will also'"
feature the Junkanoo Band and, i
DJ entertainment and will take;
place Friday, Jan. 23, at the,
Mahi Shrine auditorium. ;*
What's eating you today? Are,;
your problems weighing heavr
ily on your heart? Know thati-
you are loved. Brighten some-,,
one else's day. Remember that a,
candle loses nothing by lighting)
another candle. Again,' my dear.:
readers, Happy! Happy New
Year! ,

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Many women rely on antidepressants

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California at San Francisco.
Like so many other medica-
tions, antidepressants can be
a quick fix but do not cure the
There is a commercial run
by a very popular doughnut
chain that has the tag line:
"American runs on Duncan"
It is something that we should
give serious thought\to. What
keeps American women run-
ning are antidepressants.
Health USA 2006 reports the
most common drugs doctors
prescribe for women aged 18
to 44 are antidepressants

(36.8 prescriptions per 100
All of us have experienced
sadness or being down at one
time or another but that is not
depression. Depression is all-
encompassing; it affects our
emotions, our health; we lose
interest in things arid have dif-
ficulty eating and sleeping. It
is not normal to feel depressed
all the time.
But while antidepressants
can help you to feel better
it but does not address the
root of the problem. Perhaps
a lifestyle change, along with
therapy, is the best remedy to
overcome how you are feeling.
Women, in general, 'need

to stop blaming themselves
when marriages end in divorce
or when their children grow
up to have minds of their own
that don't remotely resemble
the teachings and values you
imparted to them. The adage
"no pain no gain" is so appro-
priate for this topic as women
need to develop the skills to
handle life situations. To de-
velop these skills we have to be
able to feel the emotions (pain,
loneliness, sadness, rejection,
aging), acknowledge the real-
ity of the situation, grieve a
little and then realize that we
are still here, we are still alive.
So, get to stepping and leave
those pills behind.

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graduation anniversary party gave the wrong name for the honoree. The event
was held for Dr. James A. Johnson. His name was stated correctly in the photo
captions and in the story.


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time to dine on barbecued ribs,
chicken, baked beans, hot dog
and hamburgers, washed down
with soda.
Many of the classmates brought
their children.
Those who showed up included
Tasheba Anderson, Ernie Bain,
Yolanda Davis, Anton Jack-
son, Shara Johnson, Adrienne
McCartney-Dawkins, Katema
Morgan, Nakita Shanath and
Tamika Warren.

Speaking of LaMekka Noble,
she talked about the Paschals
Restaurant and Motor Hotel that
catered to college students attend-
ing Clark,. Morehouse,
Spelman, Morris Brown
and Atlanta U., such as
Dr. Martin L. King Jr.
and his friends the Rev.
Ralph Abernathy, Ho-
sea Williams, A. Phillip
Randolph, John Lewis,
AMA Andy Young, Julian
Bond and Dr. Alonza
Robert and James Vaughn
Paschal opened the hotel and
restaurant as the unofficial head-
quarters for the Civil Rights Move-
ment in Atlanta, especially for the
march on Washington and the
Selma-to-Montgomery march.
From my vantage point as a
doctoral student at Atlanta U,
I observed the visits of the best
minds in the world, who talked

about economics, jobs, infrastruc-
ture and politics, from the mayor
to the police chief.
In addition to those round
table discussions, the fobd was
among the best. The Paschal
brothers, prided themselves on
the best fired chicken. The potato
salad, green peas- and
peach cobbler it had you (
asking for more. '
The Paschal broth-
ers have since died. The
restaurant was closed B-
in 2003 but three oth-
ers have been opened in '
Atlanta that would carry
on the brothers' legacy WIL
through a son, Curtis,
and a sister, Gussie Grant.

Loleatha White of Lifestyle En-
tertaining organized a baby show-
er for Deandra Smith, mother,
and Edwin Thompson, father,
last Saturday at Arcola Lakes
Park, with family members,
classmates and friends in atten-
White set up games for the
guests, such as the name game,
the nipple game, musical chairs,
baby dances, and future experi-
ence of the baby with the regards
to school, church, and college.
Then came soul food, ice cream
and cake.
Those in attendance included
grandmother Rushanda Smith,
aunts Rushae Sweeting and La-

talia Smith, godparents James
and Sabrina Wilkerson and Tif-
fany Richardson-Coats.

Maria A. Jerkins, director of0
the Archdiocese of Miami's Of-
fice of Black Catholic Affairs,
announced that Arch-;,
bishop John C. Favalo-
ra and the Saint Martin,
de Porres Association3;
will host the annual,:
Civic Observance of the,
birth date of Dr. Martin,
Luther King Jr. and The
Peace and Unity Award
SON Ceremony. The event(
will take place from 2:30;
p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at 7525
NW 2nd Ave. State Sen. Fred-
erica S. Wilson and Drs. Julio
Torres and Tony Ramos of the
faculty of the Florida Center for
Theological Studies will be hon-
ored. For more information, call
305-762-1120. .

State Sen. Frederica S. Wil-,
son and her 5000 Role Models of,
Excellence will host the annual
Unity Breakfast on Monday,f.
Jan. 19, at Jungle Island thee
former Parrot Jungle. .q
Wilson, Pam Jones, Melodie
Delancy and other staff mem-,,
bers are planning for 1,000 peo-.
ple to attend the event celebrat-
ing the birth anniversary of Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.



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Evelyn Jeter Hannans was
born i.n Atlanta. Ga. From birth.
she was labeled "The peculiar
one." The last of seven children,
she began reading and writing at
age 4. She had a lesson to teach
everyone. Today, her poems are
geared to readers of all ages.
Hannans is primarily em-
ployed with the First Church of
Christ, Scientist, in Bronxville,
N.Y., as head librarian. There,
she is able to reach out to all
She was recently awarded a
certificate as a platinum/VIP
member, as an honored mem-
ber of the Cambridge "Who's
Who Register" 2007-2008 edi-
Abiding Unity of a Common
By Evelyn Jeter Hannans

If we have to do it over :
We will do it all again.

We will double
our efforts.
Make a ne\\
and stronger
Obama's made the right deci-
And proved himself our na-
tion's best.
He created a bind, without
Arid passed all crucial tests.
We will not stand still
And fold our hands.
We will band together
And nurture his plans.
We will raise our voices,
Giving him due praise
To build strong ways.
Two thousand eight was not
Was time for all to test new
We will join together, one
perfect mind,
And welcome the new 2009.

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By Sylvia Mitchell
iMiami Times Writer
The companies that have an-
nounced job cuts span industries
fir:noi .:, t-motive to technology, from
'* :..-':' to pharmaceuticals. In
D )ecember, almost 20 big-name com-
i.ini- announced 81,500 job cuts.
1he Labor Department reported
533,000 job losses for November
ht.: h stands as the largest monthly
since December 1974.
" The employment situation for No-
Sr-Al: s outlined by the Bureau of
\i,-il .r,-iistics, paints a pretty bleak
pl:,r. r, 11,- for the job market. Since the
Sr...j began in December 2007,

the number of unemployed persons
increased nationally by 2.7 million.
The unemployment rate for adult
men is 6.5 percent, compared with
5.5 percent for adult women. Along
racial lines, the unemployment rate
for Blacks is almost twice that for
whites: 11.2 percent and 6.1 per-
cent, respectively. Hispanic unem-
ployment, at 8.6 percent, showed
little change.
The unemployment rate is caus-
ing many job-seekers to consider the
military as a stable job option. Not
only are teenagers considering this
option but so also are adult civilians
who meet the military's maximum
enlistment age: for Active Army and

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before going out on patrol March 2
at Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq.
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Army Reserves, includ-
ing the National Guard,
the age is 42. Health benefits,
a regular paycheck, a new GI
Bill, and enlistment bonuses
are among the incentives.
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PROJECT NAME: MIA BC Infill 3rd & 4th Level Tenant Improvements

PROJECT NO.: B7461 ("Project")

Sealed Bids for the Project designated above will be received for and in behalf of Miami-Dade County, by the Office of the Clerk, in the Stephen P. Clark Center, Suite 17-202, 111 N.W. Ist Street, Miami, Florida, 33128 until 2:00 P.M. Feb-
rua 18th. 2009, or as modified by addendum, at which time all Bids will be taken to a room to be designated by the Clerk of the Board in said Stephen P. Clark Center. Bids are to be submitted in two envelopes. Bids received after the
time and date specified will not be considered. Envelopes A of Bids, containing only the Schedule of Intent Affidavit(s) will be publicly opened and the names of the Bidders read aloud. Upon notification by the Department of Small Business
Development, bidders may correct defects on the Schedule of Intent Affidavit(s) within forty-eight (48) hours after bid submission. Envelopes B of Bids, containing all of the remaining bidding documents, from Bidders that have not been
rejected as not responsive will be opened publicly and read aloud forty-eight (48) hours after the bid submission date and non-responsive bids will not be opened. Bidders are invited to be present at each opening. The County reserves the
right to postpone or cancel the bid opening at any time prior to the scheduled opening of bids.

IN GENERAL THE WORK COMPRISES Construction, renovation and remodeling within the Miami International Airport Terminal Building Concourses B-C Infill. Scope of Work includes, but not entirely limited to, providing all Work as outlined
within the Contract Documents and Specifications, as follows:

1. The Project includes new finishes, flooring, lighting, walls and ceilings and all other required changes to comply with the design of the MIA/MDAD Terminal Program, in compliance with applicable and governing Codes and
Regulations, including ADA: Renovation Work includes major demolition such as moving walkways and elevators, and the infill work after demolition.
2. New Work includes stairwells, bathrooms and major office space build-out.
3. Life Safety systems includes both new and renovated fire suppression systems, smoke evacuation control systems and all other fire-rated construction compliance and egress requirements.
4. The Project calls for Phasing requirements during construction and maintaining health, safety and welfare requirements of the occupant tenants while maintaining the office functions operational, along with main
training life safety systems and indoor environmental quality.
5. All other MEP items including new, upgraded systems and its interface with existing systems.

BID DOCUMENTS: The Miami-Dade Aviation Department will make the Bid Documents available, on January '9, 2009, for inspection by individuals by appointment only, on business days during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the
MDAD Bldg. 3030, Central Wing, Conference Room 4. Interested parties are to schedule an appointment to review the Bid Documents through Barbara Soto, at 305-869-3482. The duration of each appointment will not exceed two (2)
hours. However, the Department may schedule additional time slots (not to run consecutively with the original appointment), if available. At the time of the appointment, and prior to any Bid Document review, interested parties will be required
to present current; government issued, picture identification (e.g., Driver's License, United States Passport), documentation that they are licensed architect, engineer, or contractor who may perform work on, or related to, the Project, and sign
and notarize a Confidentiality Affidavit certifying that the company and each authorized employee agrees, that in accordance with Florida Statutes 119.071 (3)(b) and one or more of the following Florida Statutes, 281.301 and 331.22,
to maintain the information contained in the Bid Documents as being exempt from the provision of Florida Statute 119.07(1) and 24(a), Article I of the State Constitution. In addition, interested parties are advised that individuals will be
monitored while reviewing these documents. Interested parties may take notes, however, no photographs and/or copying of the documents will be allowed.

The Bid Documents can be purchased for $1,500. Payment shall consist of:
1. Non-refundable Payment of $500 for each set of Bid Documents
2. Refundable Deposit of $1,000 for each set of Bid Documents

The non-refundable payment shall be by any type of check, or money order, only, and made payable to the Miami Dade Aviation Department. The refundable deposit must be by Cashier's or Certified check only, and made payable to the Mi-
ami Dade Aviation Department. Each interested Bidder shall furnish an address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address for the purpose of contact during the bidding process. A business card with all of this information will suffice.

Bid Documents may be purchased in person or by mail. To purchase a set of the Bid Documents in person, each purchaser must present a current

A. copy of government issued, picture identification (e.g., Driver's License)
B. copy of the architect, engineer, or contractor qualifier's license issued by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation for the Bidder making the purchase .
C. an original, notarized Confidentiality Affidavit signed by the licensed architect, engineer, or contractor.

Confidentiality Affidavits may be obtained in advance by downloading from or can be completed at the time the Bid Documents are purchased. Bid Documents may also be purchased by mail by sending
a copy of the requisite identification, license, original notarized Confidentiality Affidavit, contact information, and checks along with a FedEx or UPS billing account number to the place of purchase indicated above.

The Confidentiality Affidavit, non-refundable payment and refundable deposit shall be delivered in person to Barbara Soto or designee, at Miami International Airport, Building 3030, Central Wing, 2nd Floor between the hours of 9:00AM -
4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Upon payment and verification of the required identification documents, the verified individual will be authorized to pick up from the printer the number of sets of the Bid Documents for which payment has
been made. The address of the printer will be provided to the purchaser at that time. Only full sets of the Bid Documents will be authorized for pickup.
'All Bid Documents, including any copies made, shall be returned to the same location where they were purchased. All Bidders that timely return the Bid Document will have their deposit returned. Those Bidders that purchase Bid Docu-
ments, but elect not to participate in the bidding process are also required to return all copies of the Bid Documents to the location of purchase. Failure to return the Bid Documents and copies made to the location of purchase within five (5)
working days after the Bid Due Date may be reported to a Law Enforcement Investigating Authority and will forfeit the deposit. Furthermore, Bidders that fail to return Bid Documents shall not be allowed tp participate in future Confidential
solicitations until such time that the firm has taken corrective actions that are satisfactory to Miami Dade County. The purchaser of the Bid Documents shall be required to certify that they have returned.all original Bid Documents plus any
copies and they have not retainedany cop ; .,,. -, .

All bids must be submitted as set forth in the Bid Documents. The County reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive informalities and irregularities, or to re-advertise the Project. The County, by choosing to exercise its right of
rejection, does so without the imposition of any liability against the County by any and all bidders.

PRE-BID CONFERENCE: The Miami-Dade Aviation Department will hold a Pre-Bid Conference and Site Inspection on January 16th, 2009, at 9:00 A.M. in the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, 4200 N.W. 36th Street, Building 5A, Fourth Floor,
Conference Room F, Miami, Florida, for all interested parties. To assist in our planning, Bidders are requested to inform the Contracting Officer of the number of persons expected to attend the Site Inspection no later than 24 hours before the sched-
uled date. Attendance will be limited to two (2) representatives per firm. No other Site Inspections will be provided by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all the requirements of the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA). For sign language, interpreter services, material in accessible format, other special accommodations, or airport-related ADA concerns, please contact the MDAD Office of ADA Coordination at (305) 876-7024.

Contract Measures for this Projpct is (are): 29%

The Community Workforce Goal for this Project is: 10%

BID GUARANTY: Each Bid must be accompanied by a Bid Guaranty of not less than five percent (5%) of the Total Bid in a manner required by the Instructions to Bidders. No Bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for the
receipt of Bids for a period of one-hundred and eighty (180) days. The County reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive informalities and irregularities, to reject all bids, or to re-advertise for Bids.

1) The Miami-Dade County Responsible Wages Ordinance.
2) The Provisions in reference to the timetables for minority and female employment participation, expressed as a percentage, for the Contractor's aggregate work force in each trade on all construction
work in the covered area, as follows:

Timetables Goal for minority Goals for female
Participation for each Particitpation for
From 4/01/81 trade in Miami-dade County each trade
Until further notice 39.5% 6.9%

As used in this Notice, and in the Contract resulting from this solicitation, the "covered area" is Miami-Dade County, Florida. These goals are applicable to all Contractor's construction work (whether or not it is Federal or Federally assisted)
per formed in the covered area.

3) The "Equal Opportunity Clause" and the "Standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications" as set forth in the Contract Documents.

The Contractor's compliance with the Executive Order and the regulations in 41CFR Part 60-4 shall be based on its implement tion of the Equal Opportunity Clause, specific affirmative action obligations required by the specifications set
forth in 41CFR 60-4.3(a), and its efforts .to meet the goals established for the geographical area where the Contract resulting from this solicita tion is to be performed. The hours of minority and female employ ment and training must be
substantially uniform throughout the length of the Contract, and in each trade, and the Contractor shall make a good faith effort to employ minorities and women evenly on each of its projects. The transfer of a minority or female employee
or trainee from Contractor to Contractor or from project to project for the sole purpose of meeting the Contractor's goals shall be a violation of the Contract, the Executive Order and the regulations in 41CFR Part 60-4. Compli ance with the
goals will be measured against the total work hours performed.

The Contractor shall provide written notification to the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs within ten (10) working days of award of any construction subcon tract in excess of $10,000 at any tier for construction
work under the Contract resulting from this solicitation. The notification shall list the name, address and telephone number of the Subcon tractor; employer identification number of the Subcontractor; estimated dollar amount of the subcon-
tract; estimated starting and completion dates of the subcontract; and the geographical area in which the Contract is to be performed.

4) Miami-Dade County has enacted an ordinance governing utilization of certified Community Small Business Enterprise (CSBE) Subcontractors. Requirements for compliance with this ordinance are contained in the Contract Documents.

5) Pursuant to Miami-Dade County Code Section 2-11.1(t), a "Cone of Silence" is imposed upon RFPs, RFQs or bids after advertisement and terminates at the time the County Manager issues a written recommendation to the Board of
County Commissioners or a Notice of Contract Award Recommendation, whichever comes first. The Cone of Silence prohibits communications regarding RFPs, RFQs or bids between potential vendors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists,
or consultants and the County's professional staff, including but not limited to the County Manager and the County Manager's staff. A Cone of Silence is also imposed between the Mayor, County Commissioners or their respective staffs and
any member of the County's professional staff including, but not limited to, the County Manager and the County Manager's staff.

The provisions of Miami-Dade County Code Section 2-11.1(t) do not apply to oral communications at pre-bid conferences, oral presentations before selection committees, oral communications with the Contracting Officer, as published by the
Department of Small Business Development in their weekly Cone of Silence Project Information Report, for administering the procurement process, provided the communication is limited strictly to matters of process or procedures, Contract
negotiations during any duly noticed public meetings, public presentations made to the Board of County Commissioners during any duly noticed public meeting or communications in writing at any time unless specifically prohibited by the
applicable RFP, RFQ, or bid document. Bidders or proposers must file a copy of any written communication with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be made available to any person upon request. The County shall respond in writing and file
a copy with the Clerk of the Board, which shall be made available to any person upon request.

In addition to any other penalties provided by law, violation of Miami-Dade County Code Section 2-11.1(t) by any bidder or proposer shall render any RFP award, RFQ award, or bid award voidable. Any person having personal knowledge of
a violation of this Ordinance shall report such violation to the State Attorney and/or may file a complaint with the Ethics Commission. Bidders or Proposers should reference the actual Ordinance for further clarification.

6) The County shall not be responsible for any modifications or alterations made to the Bid Documents or to the Contract Documents other than those made by Addendum, Change Order, or Work Order. Any purchase of partial sets of
documents shall be at the purchaser's risk.

7) Pursuant to Miami-Dade County Code Section 2.8-1 (d), a Bidder shall have on file, prior to contract award a duly executed Uniform County Affidavit with the Miami-Dade County Department of Procurement Management (DPM), to be
maintained with the bidders vendors registration file. The Bidder is responsible for obtaining the Vendor Registration Package, including all affidavits by downloading from the DPM website at or from the Vendor Assis-
tance Unit at 111 N.W. 1stStreet, 13th Floor, Miami, Florida 33128, (305) 375-5773.



101 N.E. 78th Street
Two and three bdrms, one
bath, from $900, nice and
clean, laundry room, parking.
Section 8 OKI 786-326-7424

1118 N.W. 1st Court
Move In Special. One bdrm,
one bath, $550. Stove, refrig,
air. 305-642-7080

1212 N.W. 1st Avenue
One bdrm, one bath, $500.
Stove, refrig., A/C. 305-642-

1215 N.W. 103rd Lane
Two bedrooms $750
Blue Lake Village
Call 305-696-7667.

1229 N.W. 1st Court
Move In Special. One bdrm,
one bath. $575. Stove, re-
frigerator, A/C. 305-642-

12400 N.E. 11th Court
One bdrm, one bath $700,
Three bdrm, one bath $1000.
Stove, refrigerator, a/c, Sec-
tion 8 Ok! 305-642-7080.

12400 N.E. 12th Court #4
Newly renovated, two bdrm,
two bath. Laundry room.
Section 8 okI $850 mthly. No
security! 305-498-2266, 954-

1245 N.W. 58th Street
One bed, one bath, $525
month, All appliances
included. Free 20 inch flat
screen '
T.V, Call Joel 786-355-7578.

1261 N.W. 59th Street
One Month To Move In. One,
bdrm, one bath, $550.

1277 N.W. 58th Street
Two bdrms, one bath, appli.
included. Section 8 Wel-
786-277-9925, 305-244-2141

1311 N.W. 2nd Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425.
Ms. Shorty 786-290-1438

13130 N.W. 30th Avenue
Newly remodeled, spacious,
one bdrm, one bath, washer
and dryer included, tiled,
Section 8 welcomed. Call

140 N.W. 13th Street
One month to move in, two
bedrooms, one bath, $525.

14100-40 N.W. 24 Court
One bdrm, one bath $675;
Two bdrrng, one bath $800.
Washers and dryers on
premises. Call 786-287-0682

15201 Memorial Highway
Two bdrms., one bath, $950,
more specials, Section 8 ok!
Call Frank K. Cooper, R.E. at

1525 N.W. 1st Place
One bedroom, one bath.
$395 month. Newly
renovated. All appliances
included. Free 20 inch flat
screen TV. Call Joel 786-

1525 N.W. 1st Place
Three bedrooms, two
baths. $775 monthly. Newly
.renovated, all appliances
included. Free 20 inch flat
TV. Call Joel 786-355-7578

Studios $450/mth, One
bdrm $525/mth, all appli-
ances included! Free 20
inch flat screen TVI Call

1718 N.W. 2nd Court
One bdrm, one bath, $425.
Call 786-237-8420/305-642-

1756 All Baba Avenue
One bdrm, one bath, $750/
month. Section 8 welcomed!
Call Louis 786-556-9111.

17725 N.W. 19th Avenue
Three bdrm, one bath,
$1200/month, No Section 8.
Call 305-778-6681.

1801 N.W. 2nd Avenue
Two bedroom, one bath
$550 mthly. All appliances
included. Free 20 inch flat
screen T.V. Call Joel 786-

1818 N.W. 2nd Court
One bedroom. $425. Free
gas, refrigerator, stove, air.
Capital Rental Agency

1835 N.W. 2nd Court
Two bdrms, one bath $625.
Stove, refrig, A/C. Free Wa-
ter. 305-642-7080

1930 71st Street
Two and three bdrms, $950-
1150, Section 8 ok! Call Nora
at 305-218-1185.

200 N.W. 13th Street
One bedroom, one bath
$425. 305-642-7080.

2040 N.E. 168th Street
One and two bedroom,
water included. Section 8
Welcome. 786-277-9925,

2141 N.W. 91st Street
Two bedroom, one bath,
private driveway, air. $925
monthly. 786-663-0234

2158 N.W. 5th Avenue
Wynwood Village Apts.
Newly renovated, one bdrm,
one bath. Move In Special
$550/month, first month free,
Section 8 okl Must have
proof of income! Call David

220 N.W. 16th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
$550. 305-642-7080

2950 N.W. 64th Street Apt.
Newly renovated, three
bedrooms, one bath, $1200/
month, call 305-336-7962 or

3376 N.W. 49th Street
Huge upstairs, three bdrm,
one bath, appliances, air,
Section 8 ok! $1300/month
water included, in safe area.
Call Ms. Jay 786-274-3738.

50th Street Heights
Walking distance from
Brownsville Metrorail. Free
water, gas, window bars, iron
gate doors. One and two
bedrooms from $490-$580
Smonthly!2651 N.W. 50th
Street, Call 305-638-3699.

5200 N.W. 26th Avenue
Two bdrms, Section 8 ok!
$300 deposit, 786-663-8862
or 305-634-3545 Jennie.

5600 N.W. 7th Court
Large, one bedroom; one
bath, appliances included.
$625/month plus sec. Call

561 N.W. 6th Street
Move in Special. One bdrm,
one bath $495. Two bdrms
one bath $595. Free water.

5842 N.W. 12th Ave
Two bedrooms, one bath, wa-
ter included. Section 8 Wel-
come. 786-277-9925, 305-

6020 NW 13 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$520-$530 monthly. One
bedroom, $485 monthly, win-
dow bars and iron gate doors.
Free water and gas. Apply at:
2651 N W 50 Street or call

7001 N.W. 15th Avenue
Move In Special! First
month plus half security
deposit moves you in. One
bedroom $495 monthly. $743
moves you .in. All appll-'
ances included, Free 20
Inch, flat screen TV. Call
Joel' 786-355-7578.

731 N.W. 56th Street
One bdrm, one bath, call

8261 N.E. 3rd AVENUE
One bedroom, one bath, all
appliances included, $550
monthly. Free 20 inch flat
screen TV.
Call Joel: 786-355-7578.

8475 N.E. 2 Avenue
One and two bedroom apart-
ments. Section 8. Call:

930 N.W. 96th Street
Two bdrm, one bath, tiled,
refrigerator and stove. Call

One and two bedrooms, from
$495-$585 monthly. Free
water, window bars and iron
gate doors. Apply at:
2651 NW 50 Street or call

New, one, two, and four
bdrm. Section 8 Welcomed!
Call 786-355-5665.

Move in with first months rent

Remodeled efficiency, one,
two, and three bedrooms, air,
appliances, laundry and gate.
From $400. 1601 NW 1st
Court. 305-374-4412.

Overtown, Liberty City, Opa
Locka, Brownsville Apart-
ments, Duplexes, Houses.
One two and three bed-
rooms. Same day approval.
For information/Specials

Close to Miami Avenue
on N.E. 84th Street.
One bedroom and efficiency
for rent. Call 305-970-5574.

3669 Thomas Avenue
One bdrm $525, Two bdrm
$650, stove, refrigerator, air,

1312-1315 N.E. Miami Court.
One bedroom, one bath,
safe, clean, new kitchen,
new tile, fresh paint, secured
with parking, $650-$695.

Live across the street from
Brownsville Metrorail Station.
On major bus lines. Alberta
Heights Apartments. Call
305-638-3699 for move-in
special or visit our Rental Of-
fice, 2651 N.W. 50 Street,
Miami, Florida

Live across the street from
Brownsville Metrorail Station.
On major bus lines. Fiftieth
Street Heights Apartments.
Call 305-638-3699 for move-
in special or visit our Rental
Office, 2651 N.W. 50 Street,
Miami, Florida

Rent Special!! All applica-
tions accepted. Easy Qualify.
One bdrm, one, bath $515.
Two bdrm, one bath $630.
Leonard 786-236-1144

Beautiful one bedroom, $540
monthly, apartment in gated
community on bus lines. Call

One bedroom, one bath,
$450, 305-717-6084.

One bedroom, $425 monthly,
call 305-754-1100. /

MIAMI Now Pre Leasing
A Rental Community
Pinnacle Square Apts.
8300 N.E. 1 Place
Miami, FL 33138
Affordable, one, two, three
bedrooms. Starting at $632
For leasing information visit:
Pinnacle View Apartment
225 N.E. 23 Street
Miami, FL 33137
Call: 305-573-9201
-Income Restrictions-

N Renovated two and three
bedroom apartments avail-
able for immediate occu-
pancy, no credit check, good
families needed! Central air,
ceramic tile, appliances and
more, must see! First month,
$299 sec. dep. required,
Section 8 welcomed! Limited
time. Call now!!!

NO DEPOSIT with Section 8.
Two and one bedrooms..

Efficiency, one and two
bdrms. Section 8 o.k. $0
move in for Section 8. 786-
488-5225 or 305-756-0769.

One bdrm, one bath, $520/
month, Section 8 welcomed!
Call 305-717-6084.

Move In Special. One bed-
room, one bath, $480-$550.
Two bedrooms, one bath
Three bedrooms, two baths,
Stove, refrigerator, air, free
water. 305-642-7080,

28 Street and First Avenue.
One bedroom, $550 $650
monthly. Two bedrooms.
All appliances included,
Call Joel 786-855-7578.
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4801 NW 27 Avenue
Freestanding store available,
completely renovated. Air
conditioned. Roll-down secu-
rity doors. Outside lighting.
$950 monthly, $950 Security
Deposit. Call 305-638-3699.


19351 N.W. 45th Avenue
4127 N.W. 181st Terrace
Three and four bdrms,
Section 8 ONLY! Rudy

3785 N.W. 213th Terrace
Two bdrms, Great Property!
Call 954-243-6447.

Two bdrm, two bath, $1150.
$200 off first month. Air,
balcony, tiled floors and one
assigned covered parking.
Laundry available. Call Kathy

10053 N.W. 11 Ave
Two bedrooms, one bath:
$1100 monthly. 786-285-

1079 N.W. 100th Terrace
Two bdrm, one bath, central
air, fenced, $900 mthly, first,
last and sec. to move in. No
Section 8. Call 305-986-

1100 N.W. 97 Street
Two and three bedrooms with
all appliances, water, central
air, 305-305-4665.

11617 N,W. 17th Avenue
Two bdrm, one bath, sec.
windows, central air, $815/
month, first, last and security.
Mr. Davis 305-681-2173.

1187 N.W. 63rd Street #2
Two bdrm, one bath, $850/
month, $1700 to move in,
cal) 305-389-8414.

1220 N.W. 61st Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,.
stove, refrigerator, Italian tile,
Section 8 OK. 786-210-564

1274 N.W. 55th Street
One bedroom, free water,
stove, refrigerator and air.
$525 monthly. 305-642-7080

1450 N.W. 53rd Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, new
carpet. $1150 monthly, first,
last, includes light. Call 305-
710-1343, 786-486-6613.

16400 N.W. 38th Place
Two bdrms, one bath, drive
by then call 305-725-0668.

1666 N.E. 146TH STREET.
Move in special $600! Newly
remodeled, two bdrms,
one bath, central a/c, North
Miami, Section 8 ok!
Call 786-287-0682.

1863 N.W. 42nd Street
Newly remodeled, one bdrm,
one bath, air. 786-356-1457.

19201 N.W. 34th Court
Three bedrooms, one and
half baths. 786-230-5167

21301 N.W. 37th Avenue
Two bedroom, air., $895.

2270 N.W. 95th Terrace
Two bdrms, one bath, tile
floors, central air, utility room,
security bars, free water,
$980 mthly, first, last and
security. Applications Sat.,
1/17 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m.

2464 N.W. 44th Street
Two bdrms, air, $995 mthly.
No deposit. 786-877-5358.

3030 N.W. 19th Avenue
One bedroom, Section 8 wel-
come, call 305-754-7776.

4245 N.W. 24th Ave #A
A newly remodeled two bed-
rooms, one bath, Section 8
welcome, 786-357-3958.

4628 N.W. 16th Avenue
Large one bdrm, one bath,
$650/month, appliances incl.
Call 786-493-0686.

4651 N.W. 16 Ave
One bedroom, one bath, air.
Section 8 OKI 305-638-5946,

5512 N.W. 1st Court
Two bedroom, one bath,
$800/month. Call 305-653-

5528 N.W. 4 Ave
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air, new appliances. Section 8
OK. 305-720-7067

594 N.W. 67th Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
$1702 monthly, $1200
deposit. Section 8 only. Call
305-757-3709 or 561-699-

6325 N.W. 22nd Court
Two bdrms, one bath.
$1050/,month, Section 8 OK.

6749 N.W. 5th Court
$850/month, Two bdrm, one
bath, A/C, access to 1-95,

721 N.W. 48th Street
Two bdrms., one bath, $950,
more specials, Section 8 ok!
Call Frank K. Cooper, R.E. at

Three bdrm, one bath, Sec-
tion 8 ok! Call 305-206-1172.

7753 N.W. 2nd Court
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$700 monthly. All appli-
ances included. Central air.
Free 20 inch flat screen
T.V.Call Joel 786-355-7578.

812-814 N.W. 70 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths.
Brand new. $1702 monthly
plus $2200 security deposit.
Section 8 OK!. 305-467-3344

3737 Charles Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath
duplex located in Coconut
Grove. Near schools and
buses. $595 monthly, $595
security deposit, $1190 total
to move in. 305-448-4225 or
apply at
3737 Charles Terrace

Two bedrooms, one bath,
first, and security, one month
free. 305-244-6845

Two bedrooms, one bath. Eff.
also available. 786-286-2540

19441 N.E.1st Court
One Bedroom
Call 786-333-0024

6926 N.W. 4th Ave Rear
$550/month: Call

86 Street NE 2 Ave Area
Efficiency and two bedrooms.
Call 305-754-7776

1211 N.W. 51st Terrace
Air, private'entrance, shared
bathroom. 305-757-2345

13377 N.W. 30th Avenue
$85 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
305-474-8186, 305-691-3486

1338 N.W. 68th Street
Rooms available. Call 305-
693-1017 or 305-298-0388.

1448 N.W. 69th Street
$400 monthly, $400 to move
,in. 305-934-9327.

1500 N.W. 74 STREET
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728

1765 N.W. 56th Street
Utilities, central air, weekly
rates. Call 305-303-2644.

1775 NW 151 STREET
Fully furnished, refrigerator,
microwave, cable t.v., air and
heat. Two locations. Call:

1845 N.W. 50th Street
$135 weekly with air, $270 to
move in. Call 786-286-7455.

205th Street and 34th
Use of the house, call Mrs.
Harris 954-534-5302.

53rd Street and 14th Ave.
Own entrance, bed, own
bathroom, refrigerator, air
and microwave. $600, first
and last to move in, includes
water and electricity. 305-

6233 N.W. 22nd Court
Nice room, utilities included.
Move in immediately. $110
weekly, $220 moves you
in.Call 786-277-2693.

6849 N.W. 15th Avenue
Nice room, utilities included.
Move in immediately. $110
weekly, $220 moves you
in.Call 786-277-2693.
6849 N.W. 15th Avenue
Nice room, utilities included.
Move in immediately. $110
weekly, $220 moves you
in.Call 786-277-2693.

7612 N.W. 2nd Court
$160 plus weekly, central air,
clean, cable all utilities includ-
ed. Call 786-444-7932.

8275 N.W. 18th Avenue
Clean rooms available.
Call 305-754-7776.

Clean rooms, utilities
included, quiet area.


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Nice room with privileges like
home, responsible person
preferred. Call 305-696-

1000 N.W 55th Terrace

baths, fenced yard, tile,
Section 8 OK! Call 786-306-

10360 S.W. 173rd Terrace
Four bdrm, one bath, $1350.
Section 8 ok! 305-642-7080.

1165 N.W. 147 Street
Two bedrooms, .$1300, effi-
ciency $600. Utilities includ-
ed. 305-490-9284

12150 S.W. 218th Street
One bdrm, one bath, $650.

12960 S.W. 267th Street
Three bdrm, two bath, $1300.
Section 8 ok! 305-642-7080.

14002 N.E. 2nd Avenue
Four bedroom, two bath, new
townhouse located in nice
area, Section 8 ok! Only one
month security.

14240 N.W. 22nd Court
Four bdrm, one bath, a/c,
washer and dryer, first, last
and sec. to move in. Call

1530 N.W. 71st Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, air.
$750. 305-642-7080

17328 N.W. 62nd Place
Spacious, four bdrms, two
and half baths, new kitchen;
gated community, $1900/
month negotiable. Section 8
okI Call 786-543-3695.

174 N.E. 78th Street
Newly -remodeled, five bed-
rooms, three bathrooms, two
story home, washer, dryer
and central air. Section 8 wel-
come. $1900 a month.
Call Matthew 954-818-9112

1761 N.E. 143rd Street
Large, three bdrm, two bath,
Section 8 ok, $750 security
deposit. North Miami Area.
Call 786-287-0682.

1865 N.W. 45th St
One bath, $1175, $1500 to
move in and one bdrm, up-
stairs rear $695, lights and
'water included, $895 move
in. 305-525-0619.

19 Ave. and N.W. 83 St.
Five or four bdrms, three
baths, in-law quarters, dining
room, central air.

20027 N.W. 32nd Place
Tf: iree'bdrm; one and half
bath, $1350 security deposit
required. Section 8 preferred.
Call 954-547-9011.

20210 N.W. 33rd Avenue
Three bedrooms, two bath,
central air, new kitchen, first,
last, and sec. to move in.
Call 305-318-4272.

2754 N.W. 169 Terrace
Three bedrooms, one bath,
fenced yard, security bars,
air and appliances. $1350
monthly. Section 8 Welcome.

3233 N.W. 196th Lane
Three bedrooms, one and
one half bath, central air.
Section 8 welcomed! Call

3400 N.W. 13th Avenue
Nice, three bdrm, two bath,
near transp., refs req. Drive
by then call 305-754-5728.

41 St and N.W. 5 Ave
Four bedrooms. Section 8
welcome. 305-754-7776.

4900 N.W. 26th Avenue
Completely renovated two
bedroom house with fenced
yard in nice Brownsville
neighborhood. Air-condi-
tioned and ceramic tile floors
throughout. Stove and refrig-
erator. Only $750 per month,
$1500 to move in. Includes
free water and free lawn ser-
vice. Contact Rental Office
2651 N.W. 50th St Miami, FL
33142, 305-638-3699.

505 N.W. 130th Street
Four bdrms, two bath, Sec-
tion 8 ok! $1500/month. Call

645 N.W. 65th Street
Four bedrooms, two baths.
$1200 deposit. $1702
monthly. Section 8 only. 305-
757-3709 or 561-699-9679.

750 N.W. 123 St
Four bdrms, two baths. $1400
mthly. 305-778-7461

8016 N.W. 10 Ave
New three bedrooms, two
baths, all appliances. $1500
monthly, first and last. 305-
467-9683, 305-934-3791

900 N.W. 65th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$1100. 305-642-7080.

Two, three, four bdrms. From
$900 monthly.

Four or five bdrms, two

houses(Miami and N. Miami)
for rent. 305-300-7783

Two bdrms, one bath, large
yard. Section 8 Ok. $1250.

Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, security lights. $1450.
Section 8 OK.305-685-6795

Two bdrms, one bath,
air.$1250. Fenced. Section 8

Four bedrooms, one bath,
fenced, tile and large storage
bldg. Section 8 okay! $1598
monthly. 786-390-8425

Five bedrooms and den,
three bathrooms, Section 8
okay! $1950 monthly. Call

Two bdrms, one bath, Florida
room, and fenced yard. $900/
month, first, last and sec.
req. Call 305-479-3690.

Two homes to choose from,
three bedrooms, one and
two baths, $1000 to $1200,
air, bars, $2200 to $3000
move in. No Section 8. Terry
Dellerson Broker 305-891-

Newly remodeled, three
bedroom, one bath. $1350
monthly. Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-926-9273

439 N.W. 9th Street
439 N.W. 8th Street
One Bdr, one bath, $450
month, $950 to move in.
Three bdr $735/month. 786-
220-8855 or 305-326-8855

5525 N.W. 2nd Avenue
Call 786-237-1292.
,Pririe Golden Glade Of-
Space for rent, from $300 to
$500 monthly.

2461 N.W. 152nd Street
Miami Gardens home, two
bedrooms, one bath, central
air, fenced yard. First last and
security. No Section 8. $1000
monthly. 305-986-8395

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Needs Meal server to also
provide housekeeping
services. 305-836-1178

Allstate Insurance Agency,
440 license needed.
90 NE 54 Street #E
Call 305-759-1316.

For traffic school. Teach
4, 8, 12 hour classes, also
drug and alcohol course,
90 NE 54 Street, 2nd Floor

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and iron gates. Call for free
estimates, toll free 866-655-
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2001 Cadillac DeVille
One owner, very low
mileage, air conditioning,
cassette CD changer, AM /
FM radio. Custom diamond
white exterior. $6800.

2003 Cadillac DeVille
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Three bedrooms, air, reno-
vated. Try $500 down and
$699 monthly. FHA. Call for
list. 786-306-4839

1725 N.W. 132nd Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
a perfect "10". Everything up-
dated. Try $1900 down and
$1199 monthly. FHA. Call for
list 786-306-4839.

2301 N.W. 79th Terrace
Large, renovated, four bdrm,
two bath, tv and util. room.
$149K, or best offer. 305-

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Pink slips pile higher amid deepening recession

By Jeannine Aversa

Pink slips are piling
higher as companies
scramble to cut costs
even deeper to sur-
vive the country's eco-
nomic and financial
Just days into the
new year, managed
care provider Cigna
Corp., aluminum pro-
ducer Alcoa Inc., data-
storage company EMC
Corp. and computer
products maker Log-
itech International
were among those an-
nouncing layoffs to
cope with a recession
that has just entered
its second year. The
flurry of job cuts sug-
gest the employment
picture will remain
grim this year.
A barometer on lay-
offs is expected to
show Thursday that
the number of newly
laid off people signing
up for state unemploy-
ment insurance last
week rose to 540,000,
up from 492,000 in
the previous week, ac-
cording to economists'
The number of peo-
ple continuing to draw
jobless benefits is pro-'
jected to stay near 4.5

million, demonstrating
the troubles the un-
employed are having
in finding new jobs.
Electronic unem-
ployment filing sys-
tems have crashed in
at least three states in

economist at Moody's
With jobs disappear-
ing, shoppers held
tight to their wallets
and pocketbooks last
Michael P. Niemira,

payrolls by at least 2.4
million. That's based
on economists' fore-
casts for a net loss of
500,000 additionaljobs
in December, as well as
the job losses already
reported every month

payroll reductions for
2008 proves. correct,
it would mark the first
annual job loss since
the previous reces-
sion in 2001. It also
would be the worst
year of job losses since
1945, when employers
slashed nearly 2.8 mil-
lion jobs. Though the
number of jobs in the
United States has more
than tripled since then,
job losses of that mag-
nitude would be sober
testimony to the na-
tion's economic woes.
With employers throt-
tling back hiring, the
unemployment rate is
expected to jump from
6.7 percent in Novem-
ber to.7 percent in De-
cember, which would
be the highest in 15-
1/2 years. That figure
also will be released
President-elect Ba-
rack Obama, who
takes over Jan. 20, is
proposing a mammoth
$775 billion package
of tax cuts and govern-
ment spending over
two years to revive the
moribund economy.
With add-ons by law-
makers, the package
could swell to $850 bil-
lion, his advisers say.
Even with a big-gov-
ernment stimulus,

economists still believe
the unemployment
rate will keep climbing,
hitting 8 or 10 percent
by the end of this year.
Obama's economic ad-
visers estimate. that a
$850 billion recovery
package would low-
er the jobless rate to
about 7.4 percent and
create 3.2 million jobs
by the first quarter of
Vanishing jobs, tank-
ing home values and
shriveled investments
have forced consum-
ers to cut back sharply
on their spending. In
turn, businesses have
retrenched as well.
Consumers and com-
panies are folding un-
der the negative forces
of the collapsed hous-
ing market, a global
credit crunch and the
worst financial crisis
since the 1930s. The
recession, which start-
ed in December 2007,
already is the longest
in a quarter-century.
The expectation of
more job losses ahead
"will only perpetuate
the vicious downward
cycle propelling the
economy," said Ber-
nard Baumohl, chief
global economic at
the Economic Outlook

Businesses were-panicked at the end
been holding off on layoffs are now capit

recent days due to the
crush of newly jobless
Americans seeking
"Businesses were
panicked at the end
of'the year and those
that had been hold-
ing off on layoffs are
now capitulating,"
said Mark Zandi, chief

chief economist
cil of Shopping
ters,. predicts
sales will show
for December a
worst holiday sh
season since a
For all of 200
players likely s

of the year and those that had

at the last year by the govern-
Coun- ment. Some, however,
g Cen- think the number of
retail jobs cut last month will
a drop be higher around
nd the 600,000 or 700,000.
lopping The Labor Department
t least will release that report
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Deadline for Request for Clarification Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 5:00 P.M.


Pedro G. Hernandez
City Manager

AD NO. 005047

Applications available from January 26, 2009 Feb. 6, 2009
Barbara J. Jordan
Miami-Dade County Commissioner
District 1

Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program
For Miami-Dade County, District 1
Grant funds available to
qualifying business owners
(up to $5,000 per business)
Available for pick up at the following locations:
Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan District Office, 2780 NW 167 Street
NANA's Office, 180 NW 62 Street


Applications will also be available for download at www.miamidade.qov/district01,.
An informational workshop is scheduled for Thursday, January 29, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. at The North Dade
Regional Library, 2455 NW 183 Street, Miami, Applicants are encouraged to attend the workshop.
Completed applications will only be accepted between January 29, 2009 February 6, 2009 5:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Ms. Finney 305-756-0605.
All businesses must be located in District 1 and meet the following criteria:
* Must have been in business for at least 2 year (include Home-based businesses can apply.
proof). Applications will not be accepted after deadline.
* Cannot have more than seven (7) employees (2 part Must not have delinquent loan with Miami-Dade
time will count as 1 fulltime). County, a County Department or County funded agency
* Must not be a part of a national chain. Businesses funded two consecutively years must sit
* Can not have more than two (2) businesses in district. out one year.
* Must have a current Miami-Dade County Occupational Non-profit agencies cannot apply.
License or paid receipt and Municipality License at the Application must be typed or printed only.
time of application. Business name on application must Applicants must sign and submit all requested
match one on license (include copy). documents.
* A physical address is required. No P.O Box as mailing Must submit outside picture of business loIcation build
address allowed, ing, home, or work vehicle).
* Must participate in business workshop training. Submit 1 original and 1 copy completed application.
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