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Politicians are known for
making promises that they
sometimes are unable to keep.
Case and point: The 1988 Re-
publican National Convention
when George H.W. Bush said,

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Governor Rick Scott where he
said, "Job creation is a mission."
Scott's promise appears to
have been broken given the
draconian-style budget cuts
that are now part of the state's
adapted plan that sliced $615.3
million and eliminated jobs
in areas including: education,
transportation, corrections and

Popular poet murdered
By D. Kevin McNeir Bell, a Llbert Cilt fixture outside albums by Mliaml's owvn Pitbull.
Amenir~namionesn/mecomhis club, the Literary Cafe and Poetry The "gentle giant" as Bell was often
Lounge (933 NE 125th Street). described, not only had a commanding
South Florida's growing spoken- Bell, 46, had become a poet laure- stage presence (standing six feet, five
wiord c~ommunilty and lovers of poetry ate of sorts, rising to national and in- inches tall), but penned and delivered
wezre dealt a tragic blow; when on Sun- ternational fame after being featured poetry that resonated with many who
da\ mor-nlng unidentlfied gunmen on HBO's Def Poetry. Jam and had reside in Mlamsl's Black communities,
shot and killed W'ill 'Da Real One" recently shared his poetic genius on Please turn to BELL 10A

the Department of Children and
"Don't put lipstick on a pig
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equal among Black
voters, with Gimenez
winning six per-
cent and Robaina
five percent. Luther
Campbell polled best
among Black voters,
winning 53 percent.
More than a third of
the votes appear up
for grabs as about
71,000 were split

Top contenders who
didn't make the run-
off include former
:? state legislator Mar-
3p celo Llorente, who
won 28,328 votes,
or 15 percent and
r Campbell, former 2
Live Crew member,
ROBAINA who garnered 20,962
votes, or 11 percent.

to give him an edge over Ro-
"We need charter and county
reform now; that's something
I've been advocating for close
to three years," Gimenez said.
Robaina, who points to his
23 years of experience as an
administrator and success in
the private sector as the rea-
son he first chose to become
involved in politics believes he
Please turn to RUN-OFF 10A

Campbell's dominance of Black vote not enough to advance

out nine other may-
~ oral hopefuls. Com-
.bined, they garnered
PZ 119,687 votes. Ro-
baina led the pack
5 with 33.75 percent
of the vote; Gimenez
closely followed with
28.87 percent. The
GIMENEZ two men ran about

By Randy Grice
rgrice @mrliamlitimerson line. com
Last week the citizens of Mi-
ami-D~ade County went to the
polls to elect their new mayor,
But with no one gaining the
needed 50 percent of votes
for victory, the two top vote-
getting candidates, former

County Commission-
er Carlos A. Gimenez,
57 (District 7) and
former Hlialeah May-
or Julio Robaina, 45,
will square off in a
run-off scheduled for
Tuesday, June 28th.
The last two stand-
ing managed to beat

among the other nine candi- Gimenez is banking on change


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YOUTH FIGHT AGAINST AIDS: Visiting Miami (from D.C. and Philly) and hoping to be better
armed in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Black< community are: Sean Gardner (1-r), C.Y. Angel,
K~yle Washington and Donte Martinez.

But more young Blacks
Succumbing to the virus
By D. Kevin McNeir

Thousands of Black men and women,
mostly under the age of 30, gathered in
Miami over the Memorial Day weekend
for an annual circuit party called Sizzle
Miami where same-gender-loving adults
camne to South Florida to catch up with old iJ
friends and to make new ones as well.
But while many were here to "play and eBYP J
party," one local agency, Empower "U",
Inc., held a Sunday morning brunch to i
emphasize that HIV/AIDS in the Black
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Bishop Eddie

Long settles
sex abuse cases

Battle of Davzd and Goliath ends

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On Thursday, M~ay 26th, the beleaguered
Lithorua mega-church pastor, Bishop Eddie
Long, reached a settlement w~ith the four
men wvho accused him of sexual miscon-
The settlement and dismissal bring to an
end a months-long scandal that has rocked
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.
Long decided to reach a settlement in
order *to bring closure to this matter and
to allow us to move forward with the plans
God has for this ministry~. The
resolution is the most rea-
sonable road for everyone to
travel," according to .4rt Frank-
Uin, the church's spokesperson '
in a prepared statement. C
The scandal began last Sep-
tember, when four young
men came forward in
civil lawsuits against
Long. The lawsuits
claimed that Long
abused his spiritual
authority by using
gifts such as cars,
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Annual parties continue to
be plagued by violence
BV D. Kevin McNeir

South Beach, revered for its dance clubs,
restaurants and many bars, was the scene
of a deadly police-involved chase early Mon-
Sday morning bringing a tragic end to Mli-
. ami Beach's annual Mremorial Day parties.
After the shooting spree, which took
.place around 4:00 a.m., was over, one al-
leged gunman was dead with four innocent
bystanders and three police officers, two
from Miami Beach and one from Hialeah,
all treated at Muount Sinai Medical Center.
None of their injuries were life threatening.
According to Mqiami Beach police, the
death and injuries transpired on Collins
Avenue between 13th and 16th streets.
Reports say' that a man was driving errati-
cally and attempted to run over a police
officer before a chase ensued.
"The officers were trailing this individual
for three-and-a-half blocks and there were
Please turn to SHOOTINGS 10A

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Youth activism is best

way to reduce crime
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Black-on-Black crime continues to soar within our
Overtown, but across the state and throughout the
country. But not all of our young adults are bent on caus-
ing havoc and mayhem. That's why we give a thumb's up to
the several hundred teens and pre-teens that attended last
week's Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Com-
These young people, mostly from Urban League programs
in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, took to
the streets in a vocal protest of the violence that has tak-
en the lives of many of their friends and family members.
And while 200 young people may not seem like a significant
number, just remember that each of them is returning to
their own neighborhoods and schools where they can con-
tinue to serve as advocates for non-violence.
The conference may not have made breaking news reports
but it is significant because it brought together all of the
pieces that are needed to reduce crime: police officers, state
prosecutors, social workers, teachers, community advocates
and especially Black youth-
Each of the speakers during the four-day long event all
concluded that only when we have young adults actively
working towards the reduction of Black-on-Black crime will
we begin to see the deadly numbers decline. In effect, the
real agents of change are not police officers or even com-
munity activists those who can make the most impact on
reducing the Black community's self-inflicted violence are
the young.
If we are going to be of any assistance, we must provide
them with more role models examples of leaders from the
community that can offer them zones of safety and strate-
gies for non-violent encounters. These role models may not
gain fame and fortune in their efforts but they will certainly
help save innocent lives.
Let's all work together to reclaim our communities and
give young Black youth the opportunity to claim brighter

MIaml's Black

politicians could learn from

o'snot often thatpeouirfriont page would iclud new
after the stunning, come-from-behind victory of Alvin
Brown, who emerged victorious in a run-off election for the
mayor of Jacksonville, we felt it essential to share the news
and his story with our readers.
For the record, Brown becomes the first Black mayor in the
City's history.
Brown's story is even more compelling because of his past
- one of five children from a single-parent home who worked
in a grocery store meat locker before going to college and
working towards making his dreams come true. In fact, as
Brown continues to share his vision for Jacksonville, one of
the things he continues to speak about is his refusal to let our
youth say "I can't."
Maybe he could share his two-word message of "I can" with
the Black politicians and political-hopefuls that live in Mi
ami-D~ade County as he did something that we have yet to
see occur in our own political races he galvanized voters
from both the Democratic and Republican sectors and was
successful in reducing, if not eliminating, the element of race
from his campaign. In other words, Brown won because he
got votes from people who cared more about how prepared he
was for the job and his vision as he explained it, rather than
the color of his skin or his political affiliation.
What is even more amazing about his win is that the per
centage of Blacks living in Jacksonville is estimated at 27 per-
cent. That would indicate that for Browrn to pull off his victory,
he had to get a lot of whites to buy into his campaign promises
and vote for him.
Politics here in Miami-Dade County seem to be impacted if
not marred by the number of languages one speaks and the
candidate's country of origin. But it doesn't have to always be
that way. Indeed, it shouldn't be that way at all.
Perhaps with Brown's example and some real efforts at edu-
cating our citizens as to what should really matter when we
are looking for a candidate that can bring about change, we
may one day see Miamni-Dade voters go to the poll without be-
ing hindered by things like race or language as part of their
decision making. The winner will simply be the best man or
woman on the ballot.


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The Black Press believes that America can best lead the
world from racial and national antagonism when it accords to
every person, regardless of race, creed or color, his or her
human and legal rights. Hating no person, fearing no person,
the Black Press strives to help every person in the firm belief
that all persons are hurt as long as anyone is held back.


In the 1960s, we had the
War on Poverty. In 2011, we're
now seeing a War on People
Wiho Live in Poverty. One of the
most callous examples of this
occurred on Fox News. Charles
Payne, in a business segment,
acknowledged that anti-pover-
ty programs, food stamps and
unemployment insurance were
"good programs," but then
went on to attack recipients of
those programs.
The host of the business
show, Stuart Varney, called
food stamps, Medicaid, and the
Earned Income Tax Credit "a
form of welfare income redistri-
bution" benefiting people with
an "entitlement mentality."
Both men dismissed the find-
ings by the National Bureau
of Economic Research that
showed that such programs
keep 1 in 6 Americans out of
poverty, mostly the elderly, the
disabled and the working poor.
According to the Center on
Budget and Policy Priorities,
without those programs, the
poverty rate would double.
As states continue to struggle

the poor iust
to balance their budgets, as re-
quired by their constitutions,
some state lawmakers are di-
recting their anger at the poor.
In Kentucky, Lonnie Napier,
a Republican state representa-
tive, has introduced a bill that
would require random drug
testing for all adults receiving
welfare, food stamps or Medic-

ment on Meet thePre~is~s, in
grich denied his comment
contained racial overtones.
Perhaps not overtly, but cer-
tainly covertly.
Nearly 12 percent of Ameri-
cans are beneficiaries of the
Food Stamp program-- 28
percent of Blacks, 15 percent
of Latinos and eight percent
of whites. Recipients can only
purchase food, seeds and food
plants they cannot purchase
alcohol, tobacco, paper goods
or pet food. Despite those re-
strictions, the users of food
stamps are still used as a po-
litical football. Many people
who were quick to criticize the
Food Stamp program in thne
past are now embracing it after
they have lost their job. More
than 36 million people are food
stamp recipients, with an ad-
ditional 15 million eligible for
enrollment. And, those hun-
gry people, many of them fac-
ing unemployment for the first
time in their adult life, should
not be stigmatized by candi-
dates for public office seeking
to score cheap political points.

protects the least and h
out. If we want to cut govern-
ment spending, wre might elim-
inate some of the corporate
perks we keep handing out,
like interest free loans or bank
Here's the bottom line. We
have no choice but raise the
debt ceiling, but we do have
choices on how we choose to
spend government dollars.
Those who believe in govern-
ment must advocate for it and
reject the Tea Party arguments
that the best government is a
small one. The debt ceiling has
been raised eight times in the
past decade. This time around,
though, we are debating the
role of government as well as
the debt ceiling. Those who be-
lieve in government are losing
the debate, if just 19 percent
of those polled think the debt
ceiling should be raised.

Rep. Lonnie Napier, of Lan-
caster, Ky., introduced Ken-
tucky House Bill 208 that
would immediately terminate
benefits to recipients who fail
a drug test. He told the Huff-
ington Post, "This program is
gonna save us a lot of money,
because there's gonna be a lot
of people showing up on illegal
drugs and they will lose their
There is no evidence that
people benefiting from anti-

positive for illegal drugs. Of the
21 failing, 18 tested positive for
Newt Gingrich, who is testing
the GOP presidential waters,
has tried to indirectly inject
race into his campaign. "Presi-
dent Obama is the most suc-
cessful food stamp president in
American history," he said. "I
would like to be the most suc-
cessful paycheck president in
American history."
When asked about the com-


We must raise debt ceiling and cut
A recent Gallup poll found to pay on our obligations. We sities eliminating classes and
that 47 percent of all Americans owe $12.09 trillion dollars and majors because their budgets
oppose raising the debt ceiling. must pay interest on that debt. have been cut. If all of us have
Only 19 percent support rais- If we default on our borrowing, to make these cuts, some argue,
ing the ceiling past its current our credit rating will tank, af- so should the U.S.
$12.1 trillion dollar limit. The fecting our position in the global But some approach this debt
remainder of us say we don't economic market. So, we have ceiling with a hidden agenda.
know enough about the debt no choice but raise the debt They would simply like to cut

ceiling to have an opinion.
That's part of our problem.
More of us know about Arnold's
baby mama drama than about
our nation's finances. But we
have no choice but to raise the
debt ceiling even while House
Speaker John Boehner insists
on draconian budget cuts as
the price for Republican acqui-
escence to increase the debt
ceiling. He wants cuts that
hurt education, senior citizens
and the needy and he may well
have the political clout to im-
pose such cuts.
If we fail to raise the debt ceil-
ing we will not have the dollars

At the same time, the price
that Boehner and his gang
would extract is high. We have
seen senior citizens making the
choice between medication and
food, school systems sacrific-
ing bright and promising new
teachers for those who are ten-
ured and colleges and univer-

the size of government.
Those who believe in the role
that government should play in
our lives need to lobby for a via-
ble, strong and fiscally-respon-
sible government. We ought
to be able to make the case
for good government spending
-- that which alleviates pain,
supports public well-being and

The first place to end poverty
is in your own mindset. If you
believe that you are supposed
to live in an unending state
of poverty and hopelessness,
then that is exactly where you
will continue to find yourself. It
is, therefore, refreshing to wit-
ness President Barack Obama
and the U.S. Department of
Commerce place a major na-
tional priority on increasing
the development and economic
sustainability of Black-owned
businesses. In particular, there
has been a steady mecrease in
younger Black entrepreneurs
taking the lead in new business
development across America.
A self-destructive compo-
nent of a "slave mentality" is
to believe that wealth acquisi-
tion and economic power is or-
dained and limited only for the
sons and daughters of former
slave masters who are entitled
to wealth based on their histori-
cal inheritance of privilege and
power over the flow of money.
Too many people in our com-

munities do not believe that
they can achieve financial suc-
cess and wealth. That is a sad
and inaccurate understanding
of the opportunities at hand to-
day. 2011- 2012 ought to be
the year of focus on building
and expanding Black-owned
businesses and constructing a

ation over the five-year period,
with employment growing 22
percent, exceeding that of non-
minority-owned businesses.
Keep in mind that this Black
business growth was also dur-
ing the severe economic crisis
in the U.S. Today Black-owned
businesses are helping to pro-

cial aspirations. n"""
Connecting Black-owned
businesses in the U.S. to the
global marketplace is critical
and essential going forward.
Million-dollar businesses in
our communities have an op-
portunity to become billion-
dollar businesses with the right
networking by building global
business relationships and joint
ventures. Ending the poverty
in the Black community will
not happen overnight. Building
more wealth in our communi-
ties will also not be done over-
night. There are not going to be
quick easy fixes to our financial
status. But there are real solu-
tions to our problems.
Neither poverty nor wealth is
a permanent condition for the
Black community. The point
here is that as we build more
successful businesses that
serve the economic interests of
Black people, we will be stron-
ger to remove poverty from both
out mindset and our socioeco-
nomic condition. The more we

more secure economic founda-
tion and sustainability for the
expansion of wealth-building in
the Black community.
Recent data including that the
U.S. Department of Commerce
Minority Business Development
Agency (MBDA) shows "that the
number of Black-owned firms in
the U.S. increased by 60.5 per-
cent between 2002 and 2007 to
1.9 million firms. Black-owned
businesses also drove job cre-

vide more new jobs and income
into Black America than ever
Too often we get so distracted
dealing with all the bad news
that happens each day in the
world in which we now live that
we lose sight of how to improve
our overall quality of life through
education, hard work, diligence,
economic development and a re-
focused mindset that maintains
the highest of social and finan-



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for being poc
poverty programs are any more
prone to becoming drug ad-
dicts than those who do not
receive such aid. University of
Chicago Professor Harold Pol-
lack pointed out that Michi-
gan implemented a mandatory
drug testing program 10 years
ago at three of its welfare of-
fices. Of the 258 welfare ap-
plicants tested, only 21 tested

here is no evidence that people benefiting from anti-
pOverby pro rams are any more prone to becoming dru 9
Addicts than those who do not receive such aid.

have no choice but raise the debt ceiling, but we do
have choices on how we choose to spend govern-
V~ment dollarS.


Black businesses crucial to economic recovery

Connecting Black-owned businesses in the U.S. to the
global marketplace is critical and essential going for-
Cward. Million-dollar businesses in our communities have
an opportunity to become billion-dollar businesses with the right

2 anC I

Has corruption taken over our county government?


the disruption to his career,
I found it amusing that the
Cleveland Cavalier owner, who
had bought and sold innu-
merable players, was so upset
when LeBr~n James decided
to take~ his own career and
desires in mind and departed
from Cleveland. LeBron's act

I once visited one of the fa-
mous slave forts in Ghana,
where Euiropeans would pick
up African slaves and ship
them to the New World and
Europe. I remember staring
with sick fascination at the
chains used to hold the slaves
and reviewing diagrams of the
slavers' ships where they had
rows and rows of human be-
ings who were being trans-
ported to be sold or traded
for goods. As a result of that
experience, I never participate
in charity slave auctions no
matter how worthy the cause.
In many ways, professional
sports reminds me of slavery.
The owners are predominantly
white and they buy and sell
players, many of whom are
Black, with little or no thought
to the impact on the player's
life, his children's schooling or

seen fans and the press ever
attack, for almost a full year,
the decision of an owner to
trade a player. It is interesting
that Cleveland's coach is mov-
ing to L.A. and it has barely hit
the news wires. There is not
overt hostility or death threats
because he has chosen to bet-

- lost endorsements be-
cause they decided that m~on-
ey was less important than
achieving an NBA title. In most
cases, we see athletes driven
solely by monetary gain. Here
we have three superstars who
have turned down millions be-
cause they want to win and
believe together as a team they
can achieve that goal. This is
the epitome of sportsmanship
and camaraderie and stands
in stark contrast to players
like Kobe Bryant whose ego
extends so high that he chases
away other players like Shaq
to the detriment of the team.
l am rooting for LeBron,Wade,
Bosh, Bibby and Miller, who
all took lower salaries so they
could achieve their mutual
goal of winning a champion-
Go Heat!

of independence' infuriated
the white oprner and appar-
ently incensed white Cleve-
land Cavalier fans. But then, I
never saw any Blacks burning
LeBron's shirts in the streets
of Cleveland. Nor have I ever

ter his career by going with a
stronger team.
LeBron, Wade and Bosh
have endured months of nega-
tive press, questions and criti-
cisms. They gave up larger sal-
aries and in the case of LeBron

Pro-life activists exposed
serious abuses at Planned
Parenthood. There was out-
rage from the left.
In offices ar-ound America,
actors pretending to be a pimp
and an underage girl taped
Planned Parenthood employ-
ees giving out advice about
obtaining illegal abortions
and getting back into the sex
trade as quickly as possible
without running afoul of the
Exposure of these prohib-
ited practices at facilities sup-
ported by taxpayer dollars
played an obvious role in the
U.S. House of Representatives
vote to strip Planned. Parent-
hood of funding on February
18th and the demand from
many lawmakers that a ban
be included on any long-term
budget bill. *.
The lament from the left?
It's not about laws being bro-
ken it's that conservatives

allegedly want women and
children to die.
Even though Planned Par-
enthood was the bad actor
- and admitted as much by
firing at least one employee
caught on tape the left's
abortion bias is too strong.
Indeed, the American left

as pro-life. Why must these
people contribute through
taxes to a private group en-
gaged in marketing a proce-
dure they morally oppose that
has already -caused killed 51
million unborn babies?
Right to Life of Michigan re-
ports that in 2009, Planned

Planned Parenthood were be-
ing used to pay for an exces-
sive amount of abortions.
Thatsabortion.com reports
that 70 percent of all abortion
factories are concentrated
in minority neighborhoods.
While Black childbearing
women make up a small per-
centage of the population,
they comprise a heartbreak-
ing 30 percent of abortions.
Hispanic women make up a
similarly disproportionate 25
percent. It smacks of racial
population control, especially
considering that population
control advocate Fredrick
Osborn proclaimed, in 1971,
that "birth control and abor-
tion are proving to be the
great eugenics advances of
our time."
It seems that, now that
Blacks are no longer relegated
to the preverbal back seat of
the bus, abortion is a new ob-

holds few things in such high
esteem as a woman's "right"
to "choose" to terminate a
pre-born baby. What is get-
ting harder to defend is why
taxpayers should help foot
any of Planned Parenthood's
In fact, a 2009 Gallup poll
found that 51 percent of Amer-
icans self-identify themselves

Parenthood performed
332,278 abortions and that a
quarter of all abortions per-
formed in the U.S. are at their
facilities. For every pre-natal
patient, there are allegedly 47
customers for abortions and
340 abortions for every adop-
tion. Lawmakers backed the
congressional ban to remove
all .doubt that funds from


beginning of Obama's quagmire?
his traditional base of support. Since March 19, 2011, NATO hip." It seems he sought a way
There's much discord within took over Libyan military op- that might be easy and safe,
the liberal rank-and-file over erations, with American forces but if he's not very careful
what Obama is doing in Libya.- playing a supporting role. But Obama could lead our forces
Representative Dennis Ku- when have our armed forces into a train wreck.
cinich (D-OH) has, even gone ever taken a backseat in any Furthermore, Libya is a com-
so far as to say that Obama's military operation anywhere? mitmeni; our nation can hardly
Libyan actions, without con- It seems that Obama -- the afford in both dollars and the
gressional authority, "appear supposed leader of the free safety of our forces when one
on its face to be an impeach- world demurred from the factors in our current commit-
able offense." president's traditional role of ments in Iraq and Afghanistan.
So much for loyalty and soli- quarterback to instead just be There there's a legal angle to
darity on the left. a cheerleader on the sidelines. consider. Our Libyan actions

Libya: The
America's involvement in Lib-
ya is not the fault of America's
military leaders. Put the blame
at the feet of President Barack
Obama and his advisors.
Blame the White House for the
bad planning, the last-minute
decision to get in the game, by-
passing Congress for approval
to intervene and for embroiling
our nation in Libya's civil war.
With his actions, Obama has
pleased no one especially

an military operations, with American forces
playing a supporting role. But when have our
armed forces ever taken a backseat in any military
operation anywhere?

hope the gov- ,
ernment is
able to work 5
together and I
address our a
needs. We
need for them
to put aside
all the poli-
tics and favors
and just help people.

Housekeeper, Liberty City

Those people's attitudes and
business as usual will hold
back progress.

Secretary, Carol City

Corruption ,
is the reason
we had a re- "
call election. '
So in short, -
yes, the gov-
ernment here
is bad. .

. .I for one believe that /
if you give people a thorough under-
standing 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

Unemployed, Miami

There is just
too much cor-
ruption in the '
When you
have the type
of corruption
that we have
on the county level it's very
hard to get things done.

Unemployed, Overtown

There is a
lot of corrup-
tion and we
need to find a ,I
resolution to
the problems
that the coun-
ty has. I hope
that the com-

missioners and the the mayor
will be able to work hand in
hand for the sake of the people
of Miami-Dade County.

Unemployed, Overtown

Over time, there will likely be
increasing pressure for the
U.S. to become more involved
in the Libyan quagmire. Mak-
ing this possibility more likely
is that the*British and French
already have military "advi-
sors" in Libya. Is this a precur-
sor to American* advisors? Is it
a slippery slope to the eventual
introduction of "boots on the
ground" combat troops from
the United States and other
NATO allies? -
This should have been a no-
brainer, since it is something
Obama and his ilk repeatedly
castigated his predecessor for
with regard to Iraq,
No such luck. Instead, it
would appear that Obama
threw something together to
appease European allies and
the hectoring media that can
be called "shooting from the

have passed the 60-day dead-
line of the War Powers Act.
Whether one agrees with the
Act or not, Obama is now vio-
lating it by passing the dead-
line without obtaining' con-
gressional approval.
It appears clear that Obama
had no intention of getting
involved in Libya in the first
place. When the Libyan reb-
els were on the brink of being
destroyed by Gaddafi's loyalist
forces,. however, he likely felt
pressured and responded half-
heartedly. But it's not a video
game. Lives are at risk.
Our nation's honor, pride
and reputation are on the line:
whenever our military is de-
Obama has once again shown
his weakness when it comes to
foreign policy and the result is
a quagmire in the making.

The com-
missioners are
too corrupt in
this town. I
think we have
so many prob-
lems and it's
like one hand
fighting tile
other hand
and the ones
fer will be the

The system
is messed
up and I
don't think
any thing .
will be able ,
to change.
Even if they (
do work to- .
gether peo-
ple are just stuck in their ways.

Unemployed, Liberty City

Yes it has. I can say that I





The Miami Heat have the last laugh

090on, Wade and Bosh have endured months of nega-
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Salaries and in the case of LeBron lost endorsementS
- because they decided that money was less important than
achieving an NBA title.

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Though it might be true that
Barack Obama's story could
happen only in America, the
more improbable tale of suc-
cess against the odds could
belong to another Black from
Chicago: Oprah Winfrey, the
doyenne of daytime television.
Obama at least had access
to an elite high school and Ivy
League colleges. With the as-
sistance of his grandparents,
he enjoyed a stable and sup-
portive home life. Winfrey's
childhood, in contrast, was
one of abject poverty, and
That she overcame these ob-
stacles to become the world's
most influential pop culture
mogul is truly astounding.
That she did so from a perch
built largely on .daytime talk
television a genre of vapid
celebrity chat, dubious self-
help and, on occasion, trashy
people hurling chairs at one
another only adds to her
For a quarter-century, Oprah
has crashed through barriers.
Not just those that hold people
back because of race, gender
and class, bt.1t the ones that

frame peoples' preconceptions.
She reinvented the daytime
talk show, turning hers into a
force for good and, improbably,
a vehicle for publicizing great
literature. Her book club could
make any author, from Toni
Morrison to Leo Tolstoy, an
instant best-seller while pro-
moting reading to an audience
more accustomed to watching.
Nor was it thought likely,
that, in a multichannel world
of entertainment and polar-
ized world of politics, she
could appeal to so many types
of people. What sets her apart
is her ability to convey genu-
ineness, her comfort with who
she is, and her commitment to
promoting education opportu-
nities for the disadvantaged.
Oprath doesn't really need
her show anymore. She has
her own cable channel, maga-
zine and educational causes.
She can bestow her blessing
on anyone she wants. She can
sound off on any topic she
After 25 years, this might
well be the right move for her,
But for her millions of fans, it's
a tough one. -USA TODAY

The peaceful inauguration
this month of Haiti's new
president, Michel Martelly,
should give Haitians cause
for pride and cautious hope
that their country can move
beyond mere survival and
start rebuilding. .
Martelly, a former pop star,
ran a serious campaign.
When he put on the presiden-
tial sash on the grounds of
the still ruined presidential
palace, he vowed to remake
his country: promising to
provide free education, and
battle crime and corruption,
and end the humiliation of
beijcngle-'Rithg~e41ni'ee median ~
ity case. '
There is, of course, a very
long way to go. Well over half-
a-million Haitians are still
without homes, many .liv-
ing in camps where disease :
and violence are unchecked.
Mountains of rubble remain. :
The cholera epidemic contin-
ues and will only spike as
the rains get worse. Great
projects, like a textile factory
in a giant industrial park,
have not moved much beyond
press releases.
The untested Martelly will
have to show adroitness, not

bluster. He will need to work
with a Parliament dominated
by members of former Presi-
dent Ren6 Pr~val's Unity Party.
And rally international donors
whose patience has flagged and
attention has shifted elsewhere.
He will need to deliver tangible
improvements, not just prom-
ises, to his people.
Martelly will need to do what
Pr~val refused to: make difficult
decisions, even if they displease
entrenched elites or cronies.
One reason so few houses have
been built is Prival's refusal to
use the power of the presidency
to resolve disputes over land
SownbetshilY, o :I.': I nrw osFrma
The newv president will need to
push Parliamnent to streamnline
regulations that stymie busi-
ness development and jobs, and
overhaul the failing criminal
justice and judiciary systems.
He will have to push Haiti's
partners to hire and train Hai-
tians, to build the capacity of
government ministries and civil
The United Nations, the Unit-
ed States and other interna-
tional donors will need to work
closely with Martelly. Too much
time has already been wasted.
--Newr York Times

, Only a fedv minutes after
President Obama finished his
carefully balanced speech on
the Middle East last week, Re-
publican presidential candi-
dates and lawmakers began
.twisting his words to suggest
that hie was-calling foi. an ep-
ochat abandonment of Israel.
"President Obama has
thrown Israel under the bus,"
said Mitt Roinney. Tim Pawlen-
ty wrongly said Obama had
called for Israel to return to its
1967 borders, which he called
disasterr waiting to happen."
Rick Santorum said Obama
"just put Israel's very existence
in more peril."
Others went even further.
Representative Michele Bach-
mann and Mike Huckabee, a
former presidential candidate,
said Obama had betrayedd Is-
rael." The worst line came from
Representative Allen West of
Florida, who somehow believes
Mr. Obama wants to keep
Jews away from the Western
Wall and wants to see "the be-
ginning of the end as we know
it for the Jewish state."
Some Democrats were also
piling on, evidently afraid Re-
publicans will paint them as
anti-Israel. It was not helpful
when Senator Harry Reid, the
majority leader, said that no
one outside of the talks should
urge the terms of negotiation,
clearly repudiating the presi-
dent's attempts to do just that.
Steny Hoyer, the House minor-
ity whip, and other Democrats

have made similar statements.
Pandering on Israel in the'
hopes of winning Jewish sup-
port is hardly a newr phenom-
enon in American politics, but
there is something unusually
dishonest about this fusillade.
Most Republicanls know full
well that Obama is not call-
ing on! Israel to retreat to its
1967 borders. He .said those
borders, which define the West
Bank and Gaza, would be the
starting point for talks about
land swaps.
Do the president's critics
even agree on the need for a
Palestinian state next to Israel,
as Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu of Israel says he
does? It is not clear that sev-
eral of the Republicans would
go as far as the prime minister,
who at least noted that Obama
does not want to return to the
1967 linds. But even those who
do should admit that two-state
proposals have always been
along the lines sketched out by
the president.
In 2007, for example, Rom-
ney told The Jerusalem Post.
that his administration would
"actively work toward a two-
state solution to the Arab-Is-
raeli conflict." What could the
outline of, that solution be if
not the one Obama mentioned?
Romney doesn't address that
question in his speeches. It is-
one thing to make noise on the
campaign trail. It is quite an-
other to lead a quest for peace.
--New Yorke Times


..., :eOprah's achievement

Haitian President Martelly

must move boldly

Politicians in Washington

are making things worse

AIDS fight hits hurdle over funding

recently shown to
patients to slow the spread of
the epidemic "treatment as pre-
vention." Combined with other
new prevention tools, many
scientists believe it could turn
the tide on an epidemic that
currently infects more than 2.5
million people each year.
At the end of 2009, about 5.2
million people .were on treat-
ment, and the world spent
about $15.9 billion that year,
with a little less than half com-
ing from donor nations, accord-
ing to UNAIDS and Kaiser esti-
mates. But another 10 million
patients needed treatment, and
the funding gap exceeded $7.5

Newer estimates, based on
more efficient delivery of care,
suggest the gap might be as
narrow as $6 billion, accord-

Mind the Gap

rEdirracted agiol Ad needed
for low and middle income
countries in 2009

$5.9 billion

TotalAll other
needed: (multilateral,
$23.6 private,
billion domestic):
$10.0 billion


SoreUNAIDS and Kaiser ramily Foundation

ing to estimates prepared by
a group of prominent HIV ex-
But the global economic
.slowdown has taken, a toll. For
the first time, the multination-
al Global Fund to Fight AIDS,
Tuberculosis and Malaria has
seen some nations fail to meet
their pledges. Italy did not pay
anything for 2009 and 2010,
and thus is more than $192
million in arrears, according to
the Global Fund.
An Italian government offi-
cial wrote in an email, "Budget
constraints have been slowing
down the process of payiihg the


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amount pledged for the time be-
ing. We are also confident that
we will be able in the future to
increase our contributions."
The Netherlands reduced its
2010 pledge by about $4L. mil-
lion, citing the economic slow-
down, according- to spokesmen
for the Global Fund and the
Dutch Minister of Development
Cooperation .
U.S. funding for global AIDS
efforts stayed flat, with $6.6
billion appropriated in 2010,
according to a Kaiser analy-
sis, and the 2011 budget keeps
roughly the same amount of
money. The Obama adminis-
tration has requested $6.9 bil-
lion in its 2012 proposed bud-
get, according to Kaiser, an
increase of about 4.5 percent.

The new science has prompted
the administration to undertake
a "rigorous" internal dialogue
to determine what targets and
commitementsh oeulpdlbebonnded

ment to reverse the epidemic,
and what the U.S. contribution
should be, said Eric Goosby, the
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator.
"What I'm now committed to
doing is shepherding the dia-
logue within [the government]
quickly," he said. While the sci-
ence of how best to implement
the new study on the ground-
needs to be carefully examined,
he said, it also "needs to chal-
lenge the way we are doing busi-
The U.N. meeting is expected
to endorse a declaration setting
forth how to combat the epi-
demic. A major contention, ac-
cording to people familiar with
the negotiations over the decla-
ration, is targets for how many
people will be treated. Activists
want at least l5 million by 2015.
"The U.S. strongly supports
setting ambitious and realistic
global goals moving forward,"
a U.S. government spokesman
said, but did not give a figure.
The U.S. has set its own goal
for its money: treating over four
million people in poor coun-
tries by 2013. The U.S. appears
ahead of schedule, with 3.2 mil-
lion patients on the drugs as of
September 2010. Asked recently
how many people the U.S. now
expects to put onto treatment
by 2013 with current budget-
ing, Dr. Goosby declined to say.

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Lisa King isolated DNA as part of AIDS gene-therapy efforts at Sangamo BioSciences in Califor-
nia in February.

NOW drug shown to reduce HIV level

BV Jennifer Corbett Dooren

The UI.S. Food and Drug Ad-
ministration has approved a
new~ HIV drug foir ulse It com-
binallon itith other HIV: drugs
for patients w~ho are tarting
Ther drug, Edurant. belongs
to a class of HIV drugs called
non-nuicleastde revefrse tran-
scriptase Inhibitosrs and works
to block HIV viral replication.
It is also known by its generic
nlame rilpiicarine and made by
Tibotec Therapeutics, which is
part of Johnson & iJohnson.
'Patients may respond differ
ently to ;ariouls HIV drugs or
experience rvarled side effects,"
said Edwar~d Cox, director of
the FDA's Of fice of Antimlerobi-

at Products "FDA's approval of
Edurant provides an additional
treatment option for patients
who are starting HIV therapy.
The FDA said Edurant s ap-
proval is based on clinical stud-
ies that minolved 1,368 adult
patients with HIV' Infection.
The stuldles compared Edurant
to efavarenz,, another HIV drug.
Both Edurant and elevirenz
were gi'en1 in combination ~ith
Ot her anti retrov iral drugs.
The study showed Edurant
was as effectire as efa\irenz
in lowering viral load, the
FDA said. Among patients re-
ceiving Edurant. 83 percent
of them had an undectable
amount of HIV In their blood
after 48 weeks of treatment
compared with 80 percent of

patients receiving efavirenz.
The FDA said patients re-
ceivrng Edurant who had a
higher viral load at the start
of therapy were more likely
not to respond to the drug
than were patients with a
Iowver viral load at the start of
therapy-. The agencyl also said
people wvho failed therapy with
Edurant developed more drug
resistance than patients wrho
failed efa\;irenz.
The most commonly report-
ed side effects in patients tak-
ing Edurant included depres-
sion and difficulty sleeping.
headache and rash. Fewer
patients stopped taking the
drug due to side effects as
compared with patients tak-
Ing elavlre~zz

time approaches, and a tornado
survivor tries to sleep on one
of dozens of cots that fill a con-
verted gymnasium as others mill
around. A few yards away, a man
irons a pi rofpat sato a folding

outside in the parking lot.
It's been a month since torna-
does bulldozed wide swaths of
the South, killing more than 300
people in seven states, yet nearly
100 Alabama survivors are still
living in public -shelters where
the nights are fitful and the days
muggy and boring. It could be a
preview nf wha 's in s ore for sm

Mo., after a twister killed at least
125 people there and leveled en-
tire neighborhoods.
Nowhere in the Southern tor-
nado zone is the lingering shelter
problem worse than in Tuscaloo-
sa. The home city of the University
of Alabama took the biggest hit in
the April 27 storms, losing 41 peo-
ple. More than 5,000 homes were
damaged or destroyed in the city.
With some people struggling
to navigate government aid op-
erations and others left without a
bed because the twister socked a
homeless shelter in the city, some
say they have no alternative but
to camp out in the gym at a com-
munity center, located in a public
park a few miles from some of the
worst destruction in the state.
Standing in the shade outside
the Belk Activity Center recently,
Antonio Meeks said he sought
help from the Federal Emergency
Management Agency but was de-
nied. He'd been staying with his
sister before a twister leveled her

-Butch Dill/Associated Press
Red Cross workers Don Warnke and Dorothy K~ing help people
check in at the Belk Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

ers hit on April 27, a statistic that
state officials cited to praise the
resilience and generosity of people
in' Alabama. Many residents pro-
vided homes for friends and rela-,
tives in the aftermath, and still
Others took in complete strangers
they found staggering through
the wreckage.
But some of those who went to
shelters set up by the American
Red Cross, churches or other or-
ganizations are still there. Offi-
cials said 89 people remain at the
gym shelter in Tuscaloosa, and
four are still living at a church in
a hard-hit section of Birmingham,
about 50 miles to the northeast.
Red Cross spokesman Brian
Scoles said the Birmingham shel-
ter will close soon because ev-
eryone there has somewhere else
to stay. He said the Tuscaloosa
shelter will remain open partly
because of major storm damage
to a Salvation Army shelter that
housed homeless people from
west Alabama.

place, and he now has no records
of income, an address or identifi- .
"They want all this proof, and I
don't have anything," he said.
Mayor Walt Maddox said the
shelter could be open for weeks.
"There's no ~easy path out of
this situation," he said.
Frank Lambert said he has
been stuck in the shelter for
weeks because he lacked bus fare
out of town and wasn't interest-
ed in aid from FEMA, which he
hasn't trusted since Hurricane
Katrina in 2005. Lambert said the
Alabama storm swept away his
home, three vintage motorcycles,
an album collection, medals and
ribbons from Vietnam, and nearly
everything else he owned,
"Everything I have is in two
suitcases," said Lambert, 60.
"There are people here who if they
had somewhere else to go they
wouldn't be here."
Only 300 or so people were in
shelters three days after the twist-


Global economy crimps contributions to developing

nations for drugs
By BetsV McKay
& Mark Schoofs

In advance of a major United
Nations meeting on the global
AIDS epidemic, public-health
leaders face a paradox: New
evidence suggests the epidemic
can finally be controlled, but
that would demand increased
spending -at a time of severe
global budget restraints.
Preliminary estimates show
that funding from donor na-
tions to fight AIDS in devel-
oping nations actually fell in
2010, the first decline ever in
the battle against HIV, which
currently afflicts 33 million
people world-wide.
The.U.N. High Level Meeting
on HIV/AIDS, to be held June
8-10 in New York, is designed
to chart how to fight the dis-
ease through 2015. A key point
of contention: Whether to.set
specific targets for how many
people to put on AIDS treat-

mA y such targets will not be
met unless new money is found
to buy medicine for more people
after the 2010 funding drop.
Last year was "a real decrease,"
said Jennifer Kates, director of
Global Health and HIV Policy
at the Kaiser Family Founda-
tion, which tracks global HIV
spending with the Joint U.N.
Programme on HIV/AIDS, or

Kates declined to provide
specific figures, saying they
were still under analysis. But
she said "a major factor" in the
decrease appeared to be the
global economic crisis.
Earlier in May, a landmark
study proved that AIDS drugs,
known as antiretrovirals, not
only -restore health to people
with HIV but also make them
strikingly less infectious. Com-
pared with people not yet -tak-,,
ing drugs, those on treatment
were found to be more than 96 ~
percent less likely to transmit
the virus to their sexual part-
The study was funded by
the U.S. National Institutes of
Health and' led by Myron Co-
hen, director of the Institute-for
Global Health and Infectious
Diseases at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
AIDS experts call treating

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Bours Must emnux name ows DEsnNY

and Nathaniel Wilcox, re-
spectively, all took part in re-
ferring the problem of Black-
on-Black crime to Adam
Burden II.
Burden was the most
qualified person to take
over as chief he had many
years of experience, had
a masters degree in pub-
lic administration and was
the highest-ranking Black
officer on former Chief
John Timoney's staff. Bur-
den turned down the deal
to make Cabrera deputy
chief. After skipping several
ranks with his highest rank
being lieutenant, Cabrera
was fast-tracked to the posi-
tion of deputy chief after the
appointment of Exposito as
When you~ have a high-
ranking Black officer that
has a proven track record
of management within the
department and he's not
promoted that hints of

racist and discriminatory
practices. City of Miami
Mayor Tomas Regalado set
the City back 60 years with
poor choices for who should
run the police department
showing us that the good
old boy network is still in
The beef between the city
mayor and police chief beef
has been going on long
before the lives of several
Black men were taken by
Miami police. In a meeting
ort January 3rd that I at-
tended along with Renita
Holmes of WAAIVE and
BOTSM, Theophilous Wil-
liams of' the NAACP and
Paulette Darrow and family
members of Lynn Weather-
spoon's in Regalado's office,
I asked who was being con-
sidered as the replacement
for Exposito and was told it
would be Cabrera.
But Cabrera's record on
moving Blacks out of key

positions suggests that he
may not be the best choice.
More deal making and cat
fighting appears to be go
ing on in City Hall as the
relationship between Ex-
posito and his Cabrera has
turned sour. Meanwhile,
the promotion of Tony
Crapp, Jr. and the delay of
the results of Paul Phillips'
investigation into the po-
lice-involved shootings and
deaths of eight Black men
over the past year, lead this
writer to conclude that when
it comes to the management
of the City of Miami, what
we continue to see is the
blind leading the blind.
One question that re~
mains is why Regalado has
yet to meet with the family
of the latest shooting vic
tim, Travis IMcNeil? Is it
because he would have to
admit that he made a grave
error in putting Exposito in
charge? -

Parents of wandering toddler arrested
Hialeah Police arrested the parents of a child who was found
wandering through the streets all alone last week.
The two-year-old girl, nicknamed baby Bella, was found
wandering the streets at around 9:30 a.m. on May 24 in the area
of West 9th Ave and 74th Street in Hialeah. She was wearing a pink
"Bratz" tank top and diapers.
The girl wandering the streets for up to two hours.
The child' father, Carlos Aybar Oliveras, 31, was arrested and
charged with child~ abuse and child neglect. Hialeah Police said
welts were found on the little girl. The mother of the girl, Jessica
Pinon, 23, was also arrested.
DCF took the child into custody and also took two other siblings,
including a one-year-old sister and a three-year-old brother, from
their parents' care.

Mlan arrested for selling counterfeit NBArnerchandise
For allegedly selling about $127 worth of counterfeit NBA posters
and photographs, Freddie McCrae is sitting jail with a $7,000 bond.
Police arrested McCrae on May 22nd just after 11 p.m. on
Biscayne Boulevard between Northeast 5th and 6th streets..
That was the same day the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls in
Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the American Airlines
An officer who was posing as a buyer approached MlcCrae's table
where he allegedly told the undercover officer that "small frames
are $20,'' accoingljll to the police report.
McCrae was charged with selling counterfeit merchandise,
disorderly conduct, resisting arrest without violence and vending
vJ.fo ...a l..ns
A judge ordered McCrae be held on a $7,'000 bond.

Fugitive charged in slaying of airlines worker
A fugitive recently extradited from Philadelphia to South Florida
has been charged wFith second-degree murder In the death of his
Iive-in girlfriend, an Am~erlcan Airline~s employee, according to
court records.
Joel Rodrigue:, 49, also wFori ed for the airlines. Ruth Delia
Fuentes, 49, was found shot In the head and chest in their Coral
Gables home on Jan. 21.
During police questioning after his Capture (in Fe~bruary, RodrIguez
said he and Fuentes were arguing at home on Jan. 18, possibly the
night'she was killed, but he didn't remember whether he had killed
her, according to a police af f davit.
He told police he "black~ed out" that night, arid wlhen he recovered,
he drove to Miami Beach to buy drugs and then trekked to New
Jersey. where his relatives and e> wilfe live Then he checked Into
a menital-health facility in Philadelphila

"A fugitive unit nabbelledodrigruez at th faciltaty in early February

to the Mnetro West Detention Center In Mviamii-Dade, where he is
being held without bond on the murder charge.
A police criminologist determined Fu~entes .035 bI~led bi, two
.710-callber bullets and one .380-icaliber bullet, a pollee report said.

Miami Archdiocese sued over alleged sex abuse

r ASothfoFrlolld saneha f sle a jruitah ls he r idiocese

Sexual abuse vIictim Jorge Rubio and his attorney, Jeffrey
Herman, have announced the lawsuit against the Archdiocese of
Miami alleging that Father Francisco Carrerj molested Rublo as a
yourng boy.
Rublo claims Carrera molested him In the mid-late 70s while
Carrera was assigned to Our Lady of Divine Providence in West
Mlami-Dade County.
The sult also alleges that the Archdlocese of M~iamsi was aware
that Carrera was sexually abusing boyrs and covered up for him by
continuously transferring him to different parishes and eventually
back to his home country of Spain,
Carrera I5 currently residing In Spain.
If anyone has been a victim of sexual abuse by a member of
the clergy or church personnel, contact thle Archdiocese of Miami's
Victims Assistance Coordinator at 1-866-302-28/3.

/ e.:


bdennlisbotsmz @yahoo. com

To become the City of Mi-
arti Chief of Police, Miguel
Exposito had to agree to
make Luis Cabrera deputy
police chief. The very same
-people that are saying fire
the chief, including the pres-
ident and executive director
of P.U.L.S.E., Anthony Tate

Fifty-seven year old Brian
David Mitchell, who had kid-
napped Elizabeth Smart in
2002 and had repeatedly raped
her while holding her captive
for nine months, was sentenced
to life imprisonment by a fed-
eral judge on last Wednesday.
Mitchell had kidnapped
Smart nine years ago, when
she was only 14.
During her captivity, Mitchell
raped her repeatedly during the
"nine months of hell," besides
forcing her to view pornogra-
phy, drink alcohol and watch
him having sexe with his Wan-
da Barzee. Finally Smart was
rescued while she was walking
withathe kidnapper onaa stre t
The trial took a long time to
begin as the defense attorneys

said Mitchell was mentally ill
and argued that as his action
was tainted by delusional be-
liefs, he was not fit to stand for
However, Mitchell did stand
for trial and for the first time'
faced his victim Elizabeth
Smart face-to-face in court ever
since she was rescued.
Elizabeth Smart, who is
23-years-old now, appeared
calm and composed as she stood
in the witness box and testified.
"I don't have very much to say
to you. I know exactly what you
did. I know that you know what
you did was wrong. You did it
with a full knowledge," Smart

Mtoldi homeless Mormon
street preacher with long hair
and beard, sang hymn quietly
all the time in the court.

ItC; .. .r

-Photo: Reuters
Elizabeth Smart talks to the media outside the Federal Court-
house after addressing her kidnapper, Brian David Mitchell, dur-
ing his sentencing in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 25, and (inset)
Brian David Mitchell is escorted by a marshal at the federal
courthouse in Salt Lak~e City, Utah, December 10, 2010.

ico Some prisoners learn
woodworking or license-plate
making. But bartending?
A prison workshop in north-
ern Mexico where inmates were
supposed to be learning trades
was found to contain a bar
behind bars complete with
beer, vodka, tequila, and bil-
liard tables.
Federal police and local au-
thor-ities discovered the bar last
Monday at a minimum-security
prison in the northern state of
Chihuahua, the state attorney
general's office said in a state-
Seized from the site were 20
bottles of vodka, 12 bottles of
tequila, and 200 beer cans. Po-
lice also found three guns, 20
cell phones, 180 individual dos~
es of marijuana and 90 doses of

mates missing, the state's Pub-
lic Safety Department said in a
statement. The prison is located
in Reynosa, across the border
from McAllen, Texas.
Authorities later found a tun-
nel leading out of the prison
from the laundry room, the
statement said. The prison's
director and eight guards were
being questioned.
Security at Mexican state
prisons is notoriously lax. Jail-
breaks are common, inmates
are often found to be directing
criminal operations from be-
hind bars, and corrupt guards
are often found to be involved.

Security at Mexican state prisons is notoriously lax.

The prison's deputy director
was fired recently and prison
guards are under investigation,
said Jorge Chaires, a spokes-
man for the state's prosecutor

for prisons.
Also Wednesday, guards con-
ducting a routine check at a
prison in the northern state of
Tamaulipas discovered 17 in-

and possibly other cases.
Court documents have named
three Somali men as those who
shot the Americans, and none
of them have plea deals sched-
uled. In all, 14 Somalis and one
Yemeni were charged in connec-
.tion with the case, including a
land-based negotiator who never
boarded the yacht. Four others
who were aboard the Quest at the
time of the hijacking were killed
and a juvenile was released by
American authorities after being
captured by the U.S. Navy.
The owners of the Quest, Jean
and Scott Adam of Marina del
Rey, Calif., along with friends
Bob Riggle and Phyllis Macay of
Seattle, were shot to death af-
ter being taken hostage several
hundred miles south of Oman.
Court documents show Omar
was approached to join the band
of pirates because they needed
a pilot for the skiff, which was
used to try board boats where
the passengers could be held for
Court records show the Quest
was boarded from a skiff while
the Americans were asleep.
A statement of facts signed
by Omar said that while he was

aboard the U.S. Navy ship the
commanding officer told him
that the U.S. government doesn't
pay money, but if they released
the hostages that they could
keep their yacht. Omar said the
pirates wanted to reach Somali
waters so they could get their
own interpreter to reach some
kind of an agreement.
Mohamud Salad Ali, who was
also aboard the U.S. ship and
serving as a leader at the time
of the shooting, said in a previ-
ous document that they didn't
want to give up the Americans
because they didn't believe they
would get the kind of money they
were looking for by just selling
the boat.
Pirates typically seek millions
of dollars in ransom money and
one of the 19 men who boarded
the Quest said he believed his
share would be between $70,000
and $80,000.
Other court records showed
the men on board the Quest
planned to split 65 percent of
the ransom money among them-
selves and with the interpreter.
An unnamed financier was sup-
posed to get 35 percent of the
ransom, according to records.

BV Brock Vergakis
Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. An eighth
Somali man pleaded guilty to
piracy recently for his role in
the hijacking of a yacht that left
four Americans dead, saying in
court records that he was one of
two pirates negotiating aboard a
U.S. Navy ship when the shoot-
ing erupted.
Muhidin Salad Omar pleaded
guilty in federal court as part of
an agreement that could result
in him serving less than life in
The eight men who have en-
tered guilty pleas face sentenc-
ing in August, September and
October. A ninth man is also
expected to enter a guilty plea
later last Wednesday.
Prosecutors don't believe any
of the men who have plead-
ed guilty shot the Americans
aboard the Quest, and each is
expected to cooperate with au-
thorities as par-t of a plea deal
that could ultimately see them
deported back to Somalia.
That's because the govern-
ment wants their cooperation
for any future charges in this


The real deal on how Exposito became the chief

Rapist street preacher Mitchell gets life sentence

-- --

- ...

Police find bar for inmates at prison in Mexico

Somali pleads guilty in fatal yacht hijacking

Baby Boomers fear outliving s;~.Rl

their retirement savings

Pressure causing financial inertia ic

Study blames 2,2oo deaths on traffic emissions

BV LarrV Copeland

Traffic- congestion experts
have long warned that pollu-
tion caused by idling vehicles
on crowded roads was harm-
ing Americans' health,
Now, for the first time, re-
searchers at Harvard Universi-
ty have quantified the damage:
They say that congestion in
the USA's 83 largest urban ar-
eas last year led to more than
2,200 premature deaths and a
related public health cost of at
least $;18 billion.
"Our estimates of the total
public health cost of traffic
congestion in the U.S. are like-
ly conservative, in that they
consider only the impacts in
83 urban areas and only the
cost of related mortality and
not the costs that could be as-
sociated with related morbid-
ity health care, insurance
accidents and other factors,"
the researchers at the Har-
vard Center for Risk Analysis
at the Harvard School of Public


Estimated number of premature deaths
and associated public health costs in
2010 trom traffic congestion in selected
urban areas:

Urban area Deaths Social costs
(in millions)

Atlanta 70 $549
Boston 16 5125
Chicago 251 51,982
Denver 25 $192
Detrolt 76 5603
Hlouston 35 5277
Los Angeles 426 53.362
Miarns 40 5316
New York 337 52,68 8
San Anonlo 10 580

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Obama makes case for reshaping Mideast


BV Christ~inia Dugas

Baby Boomers face so much
uncertainty that nearly half of
them fear that their retirement
will result in poverty, according
to a new study by California-
based investment advisers Fi-
nancial Engines.
The growing concerns are
causing indecision and inertia
at a time when Boomers need
to be more involved in their re-
tirement future, financial plan-
ners say. As pensions disap-
pear, many of them must rely
on 401(k) plans.
"They woke up one day to
find themselves responsible
for saving and investing and
generating retirement income,"
says .David Ramirez, portfolio
manager at Financial Engines,
which interviewed more than
300 near-retirees and retirees.
Because of the stock market
crash, real estate downturn
and recession, many Boomers
are now terrified that they will
outlive their retirement say-
ings. One woman, age 60, who
was interviewed by Financial
Engines said that she "might

be forced to become a bag lady."
Those interviewed by Finan-
cial Engines bring up several
other common worries:
*More than half of those
interviewed expressed uncer-
tainty about their retirement
*Nearly half said they were
distrustful of financial services
and insurance firms.
*More than one-third said
they did not feel confident about
making financial decisions.
Even those who have saved
more than $500,000 are uncer-

It'S understandable why Boomers feel so insecure.
"When you're in retirement, the .stakes are high,"
nWhen you spend money, it's gone."

efit Research Institute. And one
in four older workers have ex-
hausted all savings during the
recession, according to a new
survey by AARP Public Policy
A growing number of older
Americans are piling on debt
and fit'ing for bankruptcy. Many

tain about how long their nest
eggs will last. But many others
have more serious concerns.
Among Boomers, 45 percent
are at risk of running short in
retirement, according to the
2010 Retirement Readiness
Ratings by the Employee Ben-

BV Richard Wolf

LONDON President

Oba"rra dadeda eopnub iobrt
the reception w~as the same:
He was treated like royalty
After basking amid one of
the most affectionate audienc-
es of his presidency In Ireland,
Obamna arrived here to be feted
by a queen and th ree genera-
tions of princes.
He and first lady Michelle
Obama w~ere welcomed at
Buckingham Palace, where
they were given a sixi-room
suite last occupied byr Prince
Willim and his bride. Kate
Middleton, on their wedding
The, wen. f. av? nerrl ov~er at
Westminster Ahbbey, greeted
warmly at No. 10 Downing St.
and, finally, lauded at the first
state dinner thrown here for a
U.S. president in eight years.
In between, the.president
even managed to get in a little
table tennis during a visit to a
school for low-income students
unith Prime Minister Dav~id "
With about 160 guests
standing around one huge,
horseshoe-shaped table,
Queen Elizabeth 11 pro-
nounced herself "delighted to
welcome you and Mlrs. Obama
to London "
"Your visit to this country
reminds us of our shared
history." the quieen said. "We
are here to celebrate the tried,
tested and, yes, special rela-
tionship of our two countries."
Obama, in white tie and
tails, responded by~ orffrng
warm greetings from tens of
millions of Americans wcho

claim British an~cestry He-
quoted both W~inston Churchill
and William Shakespeare.
yot nsag atth nor t on
as we reaffirm the enduring
bonds betwFreen our two na-
t~ions," Obama said, citing the
rock-solid foundation built
during Queen Elizabeth's life-
time of exitraordinary service
to her nation and the w~orld.'
Obama plans to turn from
style to substance starting to-
day with a speech to the Brit-
ish Parliament, followed later
in the week by a G-8 summit
mn France and meetings w~ith
Central European leaders in
For one more day Tuesday,
though. Obama could do no
wrrong. He wias saluted not
with 21 guns, but 41 21 for
a royal event and 20 more for
the royal park mn which it wias
He and the first lady~ also
received gifts: a selection of
letters an~d watercolors from
the 1800s for him, an antique
broach in the form of roses
made of gold and red coral for
After giving the queen an
iPod loaded with Broadway
show tunes in 2009, the
Obamas this time turned to
more traditional gifts.
For the queen: a leather-
bound album of photos and
memorabilia from a visit her
parents, I~lrig George VI: and
Queen Ehzabeth, made to the
U.S. in 1939. For Prince Philip:
a custom set of Fell Pony bits
and shanks, along with horse-
shoes worn by a recently~ re-
tired champion carriage horse
named Jamaica.

Motor vehicle emissions have a public health cost, according to research.

Health report. -
Researchers focused on
motor vehicle emissions, us-
ing several models "to predict
how much of what people are
breathing in each urban area
is attributable to emissions
from traffic congestion." "
"What the study says is when
you are designing and evaluat-
ing (transportation) policies,
you should take into account
the pollution impacts, because
they do matter," says Katherine
von Stackelberg of the Harvard
Center for Risk Analysis, a co-
author of the study. She says
people at risk are those sitting
in traffic~and others exposed
to the polluted air.
Researchers evaluated pre-

mature deaths resulting from
people breathing particulate
matter. Previous studies have
shown that motor vehicle
emissions contribute up to
one-third of particulate matter
in urban areas.
"The report highlights the
complete failure of elected
leaders to adequately invest
in new capacity for all modes
of transportation," sayrs.Matt
Jeanneret, spokesman for the
American Road 85 Transpor-
tation Builders Association,
one of 29 groups that commis-
sioned .the study. "Sadly, traf-
fic congestion in America can
be summed up this way: Time
lost, fuel lost and now, lives

One bright spot: The number
of premature deaths and the
public health care costs as-
sodiated with congestion have
been declining slightly for a
Researchers say the decline
will continue until 2030, when
it is projected to begin rising,
"This reduction results from
the continual turnover ... to
lower emission vehicles and
the increased use of cleaner
fuels," the report says.

By Richard Wolf

LONDON -President Obama
made an impassioned case
Wednesday for helping demo-
cratic revolutions in the Middle
East and North Africa, even
while cautioning that it will
take years to overcome centu-
ries of autocratic rule and re-
From the back lawn of a
British government mansion
to the Gothic majesty of nine-
century-old Westminster Hall,
Obama urged patience for the
stalemated war in Libya, sanc-
tions against Syria and govern-
ment resistance in Yemen. He
acknowledged the continued
need to fight terrorism and
safeguard oil supplies with
"partners who may not be per-
"History tells us that democ-
racy is not easy," he told Par-
liament. "It will be years before

these revolutions reach their
conclusion, and there will be
difficult days along the way.
Power rarely gives up without
a fight."
Together with British Prime
Minister David Cameron,
Obama pledged to support
fledgling democracies and
those yearning for freedom
from tyranny. "The time for our
leadership is now," he said.
The president was warmly
received by the 1,400 govern-
ment officials and guests to
hear the sixth person ever to
address Parliament at West-
minster Hall. Baroness Hay-
man, speaker of the House of
Lords, pronounced the 34-min-
ute address "inspirational"
Although Obama's speech on
the new world order went large-
ly uninterrupted, spontaneous
applause broke out when he
noted that the "patchwork heri-
tage" of their two nations made

it possible "for the grandson of
a Kenyan who served as a cook
in the British army to stand
before you as president of the
United States."
That moment marked the
culmination of a three-day so-
journ that has taken Obama
from the small Irish house
where his great-great-great
grandfather was born in 1830
to Buckingham Palace, where
he was feted by Queen Eliza-
beth II, and to Parliament,
where he was welcomed as a
"statesman" by House of Com-
mons Speaker John Bercow.
As he has done throughout
his trip, the president retained
a sense of humor and humility.
Noting that he was following
Queen Elizabeth, Pope Bene-
dict XVI and Nelson Mandela
in addressing Parliament at
Westminster Hall, he called it
"either a very high bar or the
beginning of a very funny joke."


have lost their jobs and can't get
new ones, says Marvin Wolf, a
northern New Jersey bankrupt-
cy lawyer. Much of their savings
are trapped in their homes,
which have lost value.
It's understandable wthy
Boomers feel so insecure.
"When you're in retirement, the
stakes are high," Ramirez says.
"When you spend money, it's
While working longer may: be
the best way to boost savings,
health issues and job loss can




--Photo bty Chartr-s Dbarapak 'Assooaleld Prjss
President Barack< Obamna anid first lady Michelle Obama wel-
come Britain's-Queen Elizabeth II for a reciprocal dinner at
Winfleld House in London.

Obama, queen celebrate

COHntrieS' 'enduring bonds'

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isours MusT common name oWN DESENY

Book chronicleS 200 years of history with photos RT~

By Larry Muhammad I rrI' I f

They've been friends for de-
cades a newspaper editor,
an arts impresario and a
university professor high-
profile men with deep roots
in Louisville's Black commu-
Now Mery Aubespin, Ken
Clay and Blaine Hudson
have given back to the city
they love an exhaustively re-
searched history, '~Two Ceri-
turies of Black Louisville,"
featuring an encyclopedic
collection of photographs.
"This is not a book for just
the Black community. It is
a book for the entire Louis-
ville community," said Clay,
former vice president of the
Kentucky Center and now
president of a consulting firm
that bears his name. "Black
Louisville has a glorious
past, and our hope is that
by knowing this past we can
create a future beneficial to
all Louisville."
"The last time someone
tried to write a history of
Black Louisville was 1897,"
said Hudson, dean of the
University of Louisville's Col-
lege of Arts and Sciences
and an expert on antebellum
Louisville. "So there are no
other books like this one. No
one has tried to tell the story
in images and words until
Aubespin, a retired Couri-
er-Journal associate editor
and recipient of the 2010 Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Free-

Simmons University faculty and students in the 1920s. President C.
H. Parrish, Sr., sits front row center, with a straw hat on his l - . 7u, .m..

The Ballard Chefs jug band, 1930s.

Uniort Troops arriving in Louisville, 1862.

Central High School football team, 1918.
dom Award, said, "With over 1900s, the project took five
300 pages and more than 400 years to complete. Now it con-
photos, there is truly some- tains a scholarly text and im-
thing -in the book for every- ages telling one of the city's
one." most detailed and inclusive
Initially conceived as a histories the Black presence
coffee-table book of photos in the 1700s, neighborhood
of Black Louisville from the development and improbable

economic progress after the
Civil War, and hard-won 20th-
century achievements enter-
ing the new millennium, down
to the city's first Black police
chief in 2003 and the open-
ing of the Kentucky Center for
African American Heritage in
2009 and beyond.

The book has a bibliography
and index, a list of histori-
cal markers, and more than
a dozen tables quantifying
Black population, income,
academic achievement, busi-
ness development and other
social measures at different
periods in the past 200 years.

A scene from K~ara Walker's video 'Fall Frum Grace, Miss Pipi's Blue Tale.'

A slavery chronicler tries

the 2oth century

BV Kelly Crow

It's odd to see a cellphone.in
a drawing by Kara Walker.
Over the past 17 years, the
New York-based artist has got-
ten a good deal of attention
for her large, Black-paper sil-
houettes that evoke the sordid
side of the antebellum South.
Her 2007 retrospective at the
Whitney Museum of American
Art was peppered with eye-
popping orgies featuring char-
acters seemingly ripped from
"Uncle Tom's Cabin," from the
cravat-collared master to the
ringlet-haired belle to the des-
perate slave.

Walker's work sparked a
heated public debate a few
years back among Black art-
ists over whether her planta-
tion-era imagery indicted, or
just highlighted, racist stereo-
types. Walker, who is Black,
says her silhouettes are a
way for her to mine the deli-
cate identity politics of Black
America, and for that she be-
gan with its seismic start,
Yet in a major shift, her new
works on view until June 4 at
New York galleries Sikkema
Jenkins and,Lehmann Mau-
pin reveal she's beginning to
inch beyond the Civil War into

the 20th century. A majority
of the 40-odd pieces at Sik-
kema are set in the Jazz Age
through the Great Depression
and depict dapper characters
who look like Josephine Baker
or Harlem Renaissance writ-
ers. Sex and violence still show
up in these works, but so do
images chronicling the rural-
to-urban migration attempted
by so many Black Southerners
in the early 1900s. Instead of
relying on her signature sil-
houettes, she's used graphite
to draw the large works at Sik-
Walker, in a recent interview,
said she was fascinated by the

was arrested and fined $10) for
not moving to the back of the
*June 3. 1949- Wesley A. \
Brow~n became the first Black
to graduate from the Annapo-
lis Naval Academ.
*June 4, 1951- M~ississippi
Valley~ State Univ~erslty wcas
founded in Itta Bena, MS.
*June 4, 1972- Angela
Davis, author, activist and
professor, was acquitted of
murder, kidnapping,_ and
Other conspiracy charges.
The..charges were related to a

Cover of 'My Negro Novella
range of identities that Black
people embraced after slavery
ended. She even blends eras:
Skyscrapers appear to drop
like stalactites into her por-
trait of a sharecropper on the
move, "Cover of My Negro No-
vella." In another work, "Muck-
raking Prophet from the 21stc.
Foretells Coming Doom," she
puts a Tina Turner-like nude
in knee-high boots on a stage
before an audience of wide-
eyed, 19th-century characters
from her older works. Only one

courthouse shooting in Marm
County~, CA, at wVhich Da\is
w~as not present.
*June 5, 19410- Frederick
O'Neal and Abram Hill or-
ganized the American Negro
*June 5, 198'7- Dr. Mae
Carol Jemison became the
iirst Black woman astronaut.
*June 6, 1790- Jean Bap-
tist Poirite Du Sable, trader
and fur trapper, founded Chli-
cago, IL.
*June 6, 1966- Stokley
Carmicheal (Kwame Tourl').

t' by K~ara WaJJ
member of the crowd seems at
home in this flux--a Black girl
tapping away on her iPhone.
At Lehmann Maupin, Walker
has unveiled several films, in-
cluding a 17-minute shadow-
puppet play called "Fall Frum
Grace, Miss Pipi's Blue Tale"
that tells the story of a South-
ern white woman on the prowl.
Which time period or char-
acter does she relish most?
Walker is diplomatic: "They're
all made of paper, so they're
equal in my eyes."

civ-il rights activist. launched
the "Black Powver" mo\ement
June 7, 1712- Penn:syl\a-
mla passed a law\ that prevent-
ed the Importation of slaves
into the colony by Imposmng a
tax on any newr slaves.
*June 7:, 1998- James Byrd.
Jr., a ~49-!ear-old Black pe-
destrian, wvas brutall! mur-
dered by three white men as
he walked home from a partly
in Jasper. TX. He was beaten,
chained to a truck, dragged
three miles and dumped in a
Black cemetery.

*June 1. 19-11- The 758th
Tank Battalion, the ilrst Black
tank battalion, was activated.
*June 1,. 1977i- The Ameri-
can Heritage magazine pub-
lished the oldest Identifiable
Photographs of African slaves.
*June 2, 1863- Harriet Tub-
man, abolitionist, author, and
engineer of the' Underground
Railroad, led Uinion Army
guerillas into South Carolina
and freed nearly 800 slaves.

Tubman was the first woman
in U.S. history to command
an armed military~ raid.
*June 2. 1875- James Au-
gustmne Healy was conse-
crated the first Black Roman
Catholic Bishop in the U.S.
*June 3, 1946- Segregation
in interstate bus travel was
banned by the Supreme Court
in the case of Irene Morgan .
Commonwealth of Virginia.
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Local health agency says "protect yourself

Race continues for county mayor

Edd xe Long case reaches quiet conclusion

suic s Muit covraor form oWN DESENY

continued from 1A

and tell me it's not a pig," said
State Representative Dwight M.
Bullard. "Don't cut Florida fund-
ing for education, the Depart-
ment of Children and Families
and reject the high-speed rail
plan and tell me you are putting
Floridians back to work."
Scott signed the $69.7 billion
state budget into legislation on
May 26th at the Republican-
based retirement community of

ade lageepselsocatted in C~enthra

Stafford, Barbara Watson and
Richard Steinberg along with
members of the Miami-Dade
chapter of the Young Democrats
and Millie Herrera of the Miami-
Dade chapter of the Democratic
Hispanic Caucus of Florida, met
iat the 401 State ~Buildirig for
a press conference to express

tc rofe Sct nd heo udg t. an-
"Scott's budget is not creating
jobs, it's destroying jobs," Staf-
ford said. "He promised to cre-
ate jobs and today he did just
the opposite by signing a budget
that eliminated jobs. Schools,
families and the state are going
to suffer tremendously."
Five hundred state employees
at the Florida. Department of
Children and Families will be
faced with unemployment by
the end of June.
"He's cutting social services

-Photo courtesy Miami-Dade Young Democrats
PROTESTING SCOTT's CUTS: State Representative Cynthia Stafford (left) was among the
educators and politicians who assembled on the steps of the City's State Building to voice their
anger over Governor Scott's budget cuts. Photo courtesy M iami-Dade Young Democrats.

and $10 million for construc-
tion projects at Miami-Dade
sillorida Intern tinnalo Uni er
Satellite Chiller Plant Expan-
sion and Florida Atlantic Uni-
versity's infrastructure pro-
grams took a blow of $3.25
"This job-killing budget short-
changes our state's already un-
derfunded education system by
slashing K-12 and higher edu-
cation by more than a billion
dollars," Steinberg said. "This
will cause thousands of teach-
ers and professors to be fired."
It is also feared that more

from the poor people and giv-
ing it to the rich," Herrera said.
"We are sick to our stomach."

tio~nse haesp trmad lstC r,7 1
jobs due to prisons being priva-
tize~d in 18 counties and an-
other 601 Juvenile Justice jobs
have been placed on the chop-
ping block.
Scott has said he wants
Florida to become the premier
research state in the U.S. that
provides high quality jobs, but
at the same time has cut $1.21
million from cancer research at
the University of Miami. In ad-
dition, he cut $5 milliori from
Mount Sinai Medical Center

vets will find themselves with-
out shelter as Scott chose to cut
$12 million from the Veterans
Affairs Homels progr nmt e

ing kept," Watson said. "These
budget cuts are affecting ev-
eryone from children to the el-
derly. This is just awful."
Cedric McMinn, former pres-
ident of the Young Democrats,
says Scott's cuts will dramati-
cally impact the quality of life
for young people in Florida.
"The governor had ample op-
portunity to generate jobs, but
he didn'tt" he said. "The prom;
ise of creating jobs has not been
kept." -gRemuledavis81 @yahoo.com

--Miami Times photo/D nnalyn Anthony
Rashida Barley (front) and Rosie Peralta light candles in mem-
ory of Miami poet, Will Bell.

Bell will be mis sed

b 3o5~ community

continued from 1A

His pieces tackled poverty, fa-
therlessness, crime and prison
- bnu te r hd tha raey

gave encouragement and solace
to his audiences.
According to Lt. Neal Cuevas
North Miami Police Depart
ment, Bell was on his way to his
car after just closing his club,
when at least two men pulled
up beside him and opened fire.
Bel deedr it t scenery bnbder
was not the motive. .

DC Clark, alumni president
for Miami Central Senior High
School, was a former teacher
and football coach of Bell's
when the slain poet was a stu-
dent at Miami Edison. He was
one of several' hundred who
gathered outside of the poet's
club on Monday evening for a
candlelight vigil
"Even when he was in high
school, he was a giant among
boys -- you just knew that he
was destined for great things,"
Clark said. "I remember talk-
ing to him and feeling like I was
conversing with one of my peers
he had that rare and magi
cal quality about him and was
a force with which to be reck-
Soned. Despite the setbacks in

his life, he found ways to arm
himself with words and then
used those words in his poetry.
I believe I was able to assist him
along that journey. Will had a
ha of gd an re to piu
Sof his friends and family, I am
devastated. But I know that his
legacy will continue through
the, many other poets whose
lives he touched."
Fellow spoken-word promoter
Ingrid Bazin, said Bell touched
more people than we will ever

"He always represented '305'
and having been raised in Lib-
ert! Cit! and ai graduate ofEdi-
son, he knew this community
well," she said. "He created a
stage and a venue for spoken-
word artists and was instru-
mental in developing artists in
South Florida that was his
passion. And while he gained
international acclaim he was
adamant about impacting those
in this community, speaking at
schools, going to the prisons
and supporting all the poetry
venues. This is really a big blow
to his family as his mother was
just buried last year."
Funeral services for Bell will
be held on Saturday, June 4th,
at Upper Room Ministries,
3800 NW 199th Street, Miami
Gardens at 1 p.m. Poetry ven-
ues throughout the area will
be raising funds to defray the
costs of Bell's burial.


in.safe sex each and every time.
Sean Gardner, 30, came from
Philadelphia with friends for the
weekend .t sy Bak teeom t

virus. l

deaO rth HI/ DS wa nd ny s y

sex with men arid womeix-arid8~f-
ten spreading the virus. But the
real focus should be on- the het-
erosexual community. That's
where the numbers keep rising,
AIDS is no longer a gay disease."
Empower "U" co-founder and
.Executive Director Vanessa Mills,
has been living with HIV since
1991. She says people must get
tested regularly and be diligent in
having safe sex. .
"I am living and living well
thank God," she said. "There are
many medical advances that have
helped those like me live longgr
lives with a greater quality of life.
President Obama has also ear-
marked $30 million to HIV/AIDS,
mostly for medical assistance.
And the pharmaceutical compa-
nies are helping us make it thru
the ADAP crisis so those without
health insurance can get the meds
they need. But the real agents of
change are in this room today. If
you want to lower the numbers
of positive results in the Black
community, people need to use
condoms and educate them-
selves about the virus. This is
still a serious health matter but
it's preventable.

K~enneth Johnson, le
impact of HIVIAIDS

--MIaIml Times phorto; D. Kevin Mcl~ear
: Lorenzo Robertson (1-r), Vanessa Mills and
d Sunday's provocative conversation on the
in the Black community.

suts- 1sl fr~~ pti \h-
1sultsh--~i mos y roml. ped:oinpict
Rgers, asista ts ierviso unn
case management, for Empower
"U." "Before getting tested they did
not know they were HIV-positive."
Rogers added that about 75
people attended the brunch and
was encouraged by the questions
that were raised and the discus-
sion that followed.
"Anyone that got tested was able
to attend the brunch for free but
we had others who heard about
the session and wanted to come
out so they could hear the latest
on how the Sirus is spreading and
how to protect themselves."
Lorenzo C. Robertson, regional
minority AIDS coordinator and
statewide Black MSM coordina-
tor for the Florida Department of
Health, was the keynote speak-
er. He was joined by Kenneth
Johnson, Georgia Department
of Health Community HIV/AIDS

Robertson, 48, pointed out
that men who have sex with men

(MSM) represent the most signifi-
cant rise in HIV numbers state-
wide. Most significantly, that rise
is in the demographic of those be-
tween the ages of 13 and 24.
"Testing is the key because we
find that there are still a lot of men
and women who are HIV-positive,
don't know theit- status and a~re
infecting others," he said. "Mi-
ami-D~ade County has the high-
est HIV-positive rate in the state
and Liberty City has more people
who are living with the virus
(52 percent) than anywhere else
in the city or county. The other
thing to keep in mind is that you
can't look at someone and know
their status. Our communities
continue to struggle with dis-
proportionate rates of infection,
Before more intentional health
initiatives were put in place,
Palm Beach County's Black rate
of infection had topped 67 per-

cent. It's great that the brothers
and sisters came out for today's
brunch, but the real folks who
need to be here probably aren't.
There are still many false notions
as to how HIV/AIDS is spread. We
still have a great deal of work to
do if we are going to educate the
entire community."
Johnson added that the dispro-
portionate number of Blacks (12
percent of the population versus
over 50 percent of the HIV-pos.
itive cases) has a lot to do with
poverty, incarceration rates and
"The Black community still
doesn't want to really talk about
HIV/AIDS it's like we are in
this ridiculous state of denial," he
said. "And the ones that are get-
ting infected are our very young
adults or older adults -- some as
young as 13. If you want to pro-
tect yourself, you have to engage

baina's support was gaged at
28 percent, just five percentage
points less than the 34 percent
of the vote he got last Tuesday.
Support for Gimenez rose to
29 percent at the voting booth,
from nine percent in the poll.
The newly-elected mayor will
replace former Miami-Dade
County Mayor Carlos Alvarez
who was ousted after one of
the biggest recall efforts in U.S.

continued from 1A

can fix the county as is.
"I don't think things are as
bad in Miami-Dade County
as some believe; we can fix
things," he said. "The County
is too top-heavy and we have
far too many assistants and de-
In a March poll conducted
by Bendixen and Amandi, Ro-

against Long has been dis-
missed "with prejudice." Now
none of the accusers are al-
lowed to sue the minister for
the same alleged offense.
The relatively calm settle-
ment came after Long had
made promises to fight the al-
Long continues to pastor the
mega-church, although mnem-

bership has dwindled from a
high .of 25,000. The church
has since made plans to layoff
members of its staff and to cut
Long's salary.

continued from 1A

gia's age of consent is 16 and
the young men were 17 and 18
when the alleged affairs took
The accused minister and
the four plaintiffs have been
in mediation to reach a settle-
ment since February. But the
terms of the settlement are
unknown. Because of the set-
tlement, the misconduct case

jewelry, money, international
trips and access to celebrities
in order to coerce them into*
sexual relationships with the
reverend while they were teen-
There was no criminal case
against Long because Geor-

ward officers before Miami
Beach officers shot at the car.
The automobile crashed into a
police vehicle but no one was
hurt. The driver was arrested
without incident.
Noriega contends that of-
ficers acted appropriately in
both incidents. But some, in-
cluding a representative from
the American Civil Liberties
Union (ACLU), have called for
an independent investigation
of the police-involved shoot-
Urban Beach Weekend first
began on South Beach in
2001 and has been marred by
fights sometimes referred to

as "near-riots" in proportion,
gridlocked city streets and
even a drive-by shooting in
2007 that left two men dead
on Lincoln Road. In 2006, po-
lice arrested over 1,000 peo-
ple, mostly natives of South
Florida, on various charges,
along with some 73 firearms.
Police were then accused of
racial profiling by ACLU and
NAACP officials.
City officials will be forced
to review this latest chain of
events and consider whether
the huge amount of revenue
that is generated during the
annual fete is worth the risk
of injuries and death. ili

continued from 1A .

multple shooting scenes
along the way," said Miami
Beach Police Chief Carlos
Club and bar hoppers were
closing out their annual week-
end of fun at the very popu-
lar Urban Beach Weekend,
known to attract hundreds of
thousands of fans of hip-hop
who come each year for con-
certs and private parties.
In a separate incident at the
beach, the driver of a gray
Mercedes entered a cordoned
off police area and sped to-


Scott's budget met with angry protesters

coi~tinued from 1A

community continues i!o r~ach
epidemic proportions. Mo~rr than
that, the brunch scried as a rl.
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Harvard University to develop young Hispanic leaders

By RandV Grice
rgrice @miam itimesonlinze.com

Harvard University, the na-
tion's oldest and most recog-
nized higher education in-
stitution, and Miami Dade
College (MDC), the nation's
largest and one of the most re-
spected institutions of higher
education, have created a part-
nership that will allow MDC
students every year to attend
the Latino Leadership Initia-
tive (LLI) at Harvard.
The LLI will take place from
June 25 through July 3, 2011.
The students participating this
summer are Marina March-
ena, Laura Barrera, Vanessa
Chalmers, Luis Sanchezm, Jes-
senia Guerra and Jessica Giral-

fhe Children's Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the
lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County by making strategic investments in their futures.

Car ol City High holds

aca emic signing day

While many athletes around
the country are committing to a
college athletic team, some high
schools seniors are gearing up
for exceptional college academic
Miami Carol City Senior High
School recently held it's fifth an-
nual academic singing day.
"I think this is iinp~ortant to
the students because it gives
them something to look forward
to and strive for because they
know that they are being ac-
knowledged," said Myia White,
the school's CAP (college gs-
sistant program) advisor. "This
gives them more of an incentive
to try to excel because they know
that they will receive rewards.
You have people that acknowl-
edge athletes, well this is a way
of acknowledging students who
achieve academically.
The program was designed to
reward students who are aca-
demically achieving their goals.
Bright Future scholarships re-

-Miami Times photos/Randy Grice

Myia White with the high schools honorees,

the achievers for their accom-
"When you are recognized for
the work that you have done it
should be a great feeling for you.
It should be a great feeling for
you. You should really be in a
mode of wanting to appreciate
that," Gibson said. "We know

that our athletes get honored all
the time. They are in the papers
and they get honored because
they had so many touchdowns
or ran so many yards. I am so
proud of our academic achieve-
ments because you guys are
getting their using you brain

Tavarus Green, an 18-year-
old Bright Futures recipient who
will be attending the University
of Florida, said he is humbled at
being honored.
"It actually feels great to be
recognized! for all the great work
I put in over these past four years
of high school," Green said.

Academic signing day honorees.

cipients and Silver Knight Award
nominees were recognized dur-
ing the ceremony. In total, 30
students were recognized for
their academic achievement.
Students were selected to par-
ticipate in the ceremony accord-
ing to their GPAs (giade point

average) and ACT/SAT scores.
The highest GPA out of the stu-
dents was a 6.6.
Dr. Wilbert Holloway, Miami-
Dade County School Board
member and Shirley Gibson,
mayor of Miami Gardens were
also in attendance to address

Community women complex

computer literacy program
BV Randy Grice to other programs like Word, women in the program. V
rgrice @m iamitimesonline.com 'Excel, PowerPoint etc. The in- ever I'm need here I help
termediate program is more Being in the program ene
As the graduation season rap- advanced. Students are expect aged me to want to volu
idly approaches many schools to put the skills they learned and' be one of the instru
and programs are gearing up to in the first course to practi- in the classes we offer he:
release their students to reach cal use. In addition to learning This year the program
the next level of their Careers. computer skills, women can graduate 26 candidate~
The Women Transitioning class come to the program for help their first year there were
is having its third, commence- in other areas such as apply- .. four graduates.
ment exercise on Friday, June ing for food stamps and other Caroline Brown, a st~
3rd at 11:30 a.m. The ceremony assisfa~nce programs. Women in the program, said she
will be held at the Apostolic Re- interested in the program come preciates what the pro
vival Center, 6707 NW 15th Av- from all walks of life, the pro- brings to the community.
enue in Miarni. gram has an open door policy, "I use to come to
"The program is about moti- .anyone can seek-help. street ministry to hear (
vating and empowering wom- Patricia Moore, former Wom- word and they turned m
en to be better," said Sandra en Transitional program stu- around completely," she
Bolden, executive director of dent turned volunteer, said "The program is excelle
the program. "We are about the program has impacted her learned howv to work the
eie voting women to achieve life. puter and I'm going to

going and going. These l
are excellent to work wi
the community."


s, in

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iy life
:nt, I
th in

what they may have believed is
the impossible using comput-
ing technology. We encourage
women be free of past abuse,
abandonment, drug additions,
incarceration, and homeless-
ness. Since our beginnings, our
diverse transitioning group has
evolved to inch~ide in addition
to the above retired teachers,
widows, and the disabled."
The program is associated
with Our Fathers Business
Corporation Community Re-
source Center and composed
of two separate computer pro-
grams, basic and intermedi-
ate. Basic includes the fun-
damentals such as fingering,
keyboarding and progression


"I volunteer with the transi-
tional program," she said. "I
help to coordinate services for

--Miami Times photo/Randy Grice
Bolden students and teachers wrap things up after class.

To help develop a cadre of next
generation leaders from and for
this community, the Center
for Public Leadership (CPL) at
the Harvard Kennedy School
(HKS) has established the LLI.
MDC was chosen for the LLI be-
cause of its outstanding reputa-
tion in student attainment and
its unparalleled open access
policy. Students will reside in
Harvard dormitories along with
Harvard graduate students
who will mentor them. The
MDC students are expected to
develop a personal leadership
project in Miami that they will
execute with Harvard's help
when they return. The objjec-
tive is to develop young Latino
Leaders across the state and
the nation.

--Photo by Tere Estorino

do. Students will work with
an intensive curriculum that
will help them develop critical
leadership skills and will equip
them~-with tools for success in
academics and business. Sev-
eral sessions will also provide
students the opportunity to in-
teract with major national lead-
ers who will share their own
personal stories and leadership
The ultimate goal is for MDC
to implement an LLI in Florida
with the participating students
leading the process. For some
key perspective, it is estimated
that the Latino community will
double in size over the next 40
years and will comprise more
than 30 percent of the United
States population by 2050.
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The Children'sTrust

Because alichfildren are ..

Saturday at 10 a.m. on

Important issues about children and families

TOpics include Adoption and
The Childtren's Trust Miami Heart Gallery.


Jacqui Colyer
Dept. of Children and Families
Southern Regional Director




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Obeymng God's commands

leads to heart's desire

BV Kaila Heard
kheard @miamitimesonline.com

Reverend Anthony Tate's latest hobby is indulging his life-
time passion for motorcycles.
Tate explained the attraction to his Harley Davidson was
because he was able to enjoy the "the liberty of [appreciat-
ing] the air, the Heavens, the sun, just the direct communi-
cation with the elements."
The 52-year-old has an adventurous spirit and in his free
time he's pursued activities from golfing to skydiving.
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--Photo courtesy of AJ Shorter
The men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity honored their organization's century-long dedication to service and leadership at their Black and White Ball at the Broward Convention Center.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity celebrates looth Anniversary

By Gregory W. Wright;

The men of Kappa Alpha Psi
Fraternity celebrated the 100th
anniversary of the founding
of the fraternity by hosting a
black tie gala that stretched
across county lines and chap-
ter borders.

Joining together with chap-
ters in Broward and Palm
Beach Counties, the Miami-
Dade Kappa chapters hosted
the fraternity's. prestigious
Black and White Ball at the
Broward County Convention
Center on Saturday, May 21.
"The South Florida chapters
came out tonight to say thank

you to our communities and to
raise funds for scholarships to
deserving young men for col-
lege," said Torrance Gary, pole-
march of the Miami Alumni
Chapter. .
The gala was attended by
over 800 people. Dignitaries
could be seen throughout the
crowd, including Senator Os-

car Braynon II, Judge Rodney
Smith, and Broward Supervi-
;sor of Elections Dr. Brenda
Snipes. Both Braynon and
Smith are members of the fraz-
ternity. .
The evening started wiith a
homage to the 10 men who
founded the organization in
1911 on the campus of Indi-

ana University. The roll call of
the organization's 10 revered
founders was followed by a
heartwarming salute to the
fraternity members with 50 or
more years of service in the or-
ganization. The 50-year mem-
bers were acknowledged as
they' danced with their sweet-
hearts and applauded for their

dedication and service to the
Jazz saxophonist John Saxx,
another member of the frater-
nity, started the night with
smooth sounds and live jazz.
Star power was added when
recording artist Miki Howard
delivered some of her chart
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NW 8th Avenue to be renamed McDowell Way

Founding pastor of Church of the

Open Door was a true warrior 'b

member of the .Church of the
Open Door, recalls him as be-
ing self-sacrificing and com-
"I can't even find the words
to describe the giant of a man
that he was and how he was
able ,to embrace everybody
and make everybody feel im-
portant and feel his love," re-
called Pinkney.
On June 3 at 11 a.m., the late
minister's name will actually
be immortalized when NW 8th
Avenue's name will be changed
to bear his moniker in a formal
"I believe it is fitting to honor
a man who had such a distin-
guished religious career and
played a great role in establish-
ing such an eminent religious
institution in the community,"
said Commissioner Richard P.

BV Kaila Heard
kheard@miamzitimeson line. com

More than four decades ago,
the name of Reverend Henry
Davis McDowell was common-
place to the residents of Liber-
ty City and beyond. Now his
contributions are being shared
for today's generation and re-
membered by those who knew
him well when a local street
will be renamed in his honor.
The founding pastor of the
Church of the Open Door, Con-
gregational, United Church of
Christ, one of the first Black
congregational churches in
Florida, was known for his ser-
vice to the community, visit-
ing those who needed help and
ministering to his congrega-
tion with love and dedication.
Dr. Enid Pinkney, a charter

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Local seminar ex lores how reli ion

Graduate University (BGU),
the seminar drew an estimat-
ed 130 people. The event was
led by BGU's president, Dr.
Brad Smith.
Topics covered included
"God's purpose and design for
our work" and "Calling, Voca-
tion and Giftedness: How has
God wired me for the work-
"[The Bible) gives us in-
struction about how our faith
in Christ should affect all we
do in the work place because
our work does matter to God
and God should matter to our
work," Sawyer said.
The seminar's participants
represented a variety of career
paths from educators, minis-
ters, administrative workers,

to artists. Sawyer explained
that the question of faith and
work is one that concerns ev-
eryone .
"Most of us would agree that
God calls individuals as pas-
tors, missionaries or Chris-
tian workers. But have we
ever considered that He also
calls His people into other
professions that contribute to
the well-being, the flourishing
of our communities," he said.
In the end, how people de-
cide to connect God utith their
work is personal and will be
determined by the individual.
Sawyer explained, "The joy
at work is found when you
begin to find the real purpose
of your work and what He di-
vines for you.',

Call affect your job

By Kaila Heard ,
khear-d@mliamitimnesonlline. com

Many people say that their
religion brings them joy and
peace of mind, while their job
is endured in order to receive
a paycheck.
In spite of how unpleasant
they find their working con-
ditions, people will spend 40
hours a week, often more, at
their job.
Rick Sawyer, the CEO of the
non-profit organization, Fam-
ily and Children Faith Coali-
tion (FCFC) believes that bal-

ance of order should change.
"Most of us as Christians
spend the majority of our
waking hours at work," ex-
plained Sawyer. "But we often
don't think about the connec-
tion between Sunday and the
rest of the week." .
To help people determine
how to bring their faith to
their job, a Joy at Work semi-
nar, was held at the Cross-
bridge Church in Miami on
Friday, May 20 and Saturday,
May 21.
Sponsor-ed by FCFC and
the Washington-based Bakke

Edmonson receives her flowers

Dr. Enid Pinkney (left), president of the Historic Hampton
House Trust, Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson (cen-
ter) and Opa-locl of the Trust's board of directors, share a laugh during a concert
presented at historic Trinity Cathedral, 464 NE 16th St., Mi-
ami on Saturday, May 21st. The event, held in Edmonson's hon-
or, matured entertainment by jazz entertainers Charlie "Doc"
Austin, Alice Day and the Ebony Chorale of the Palm Beaches
and served as-a fundraiser for the rebuilding of the Hampton
House Motel on NW 27th Avenue in the heart of Brownsville.
The Hampton House, built in 1954, was one of a handful of

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Miami-Dade historic landmark.


Oprah Winfrey show ends,

Spiritual message carries on


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Carolina said simply being born
white in America endows a per-
son with privilege he or she
likely never realizes, but white

thtisleftesn b1oke dtorro pif o

ofl eoomi o cession, the is-
sue of white privilege becomes
more prominent said John
Mendez, pastor of Emmanuel
Baptist Church in Winston-Sa-
lern, N.C. "People feel like some-
body is taking something away
from them," he said. "It's pret-
ty rough, pretty bad out there
right now.
Election of a Black president
has polarized the nation around
racial issues, rather than eased
tensions, Baltimore feels. Many
attribute the ongoing "ques-
tion" pf President Obama's birth
as an American to be nothing
more than thinly veiled racial
hostility, believing a Black man
could not have legitimately won
the presidency.
Please turn to PNBC 14B

Baptist leaders

Speak ort ractstri

171 SOCIety, church

BV Norman Jameson

Two men who have been in
the fray a' long time believe race
relations have improved in the
U.S. 150 years after the start of
the Civil War -- at least enough
to justify encouragement.
Carroll Baltimore, president
of the Progressive National Bap-
tist Convention grew up using
second-hand books from the
white school. Later he could not
join his white soldier friends in
a restaurant or movie theater,
Emmanuel McCall, for years
charged with nurturing rela-
tionships between the predomi-
nantly white Southern Baptist
Convention and the predomi-
nantly Black members of na-
tional Baptist conventions, re-
members "race relations" being
a "dirty word" in the 1960s.

By Clayton Jones

The queen of TV talk shows,
Oprah Winfrey, ended her
daily program last Wednesday
after a 25-year run. While
many viewers will miss the
comfort and guidance: that
her show offered, Oprah's exit
from network television isn't
really a loss.
Rather, it simply opens a
space for others to feed the
American diet for self-help
advice, but in new ways. The
post-Oprah gurus of "yes,
you can" optimism will simply
build on her success, just as
she built her "O" empire on
the works of earlier motiva-
tional .figures.,;.
Thle self-help moverriert in.
the United States goes.way.
back, and it's always evolv-.
ing. Its roots lie with the New
England Puritans, who saw
themselves as the chosen
people ever in need of reform
in order to be a model for
others. Ben Franklin offered
up advice in "Poor Richard's
Almanack." The Declaration of
Independence declared a right
to the pursuit of happiness.
Horatio Alger told tales of
boys made gooti by their own
efforts. Ralph Waldo Emerson
wrote of self-enlightenment.
In the 20th century, the
pace picked up with books
like Dale Carnegie's "How to

Since then, both he and Bal-
timore have observed "tremen-
dous progress" in areas such
as access to education, housing
equality, job opportunities and
opportunities to create personal
Baltimore, believes racial di-
vides continue because people
won't talk about race, even
though there is an "undercur-
rerit of race in most social is-
sue discussions." He was so

concerned that he appointed a
commission on race relations
and cultural diversity within
the PNBC.
"In some ways we're 'stuck'
because we don't understand,"
Baltimore said. "Because we
don't understand, we have deep
cultural biases.... Race issues
may be more cultural bias than
anything else."
Speakers at a series of ra-
cial reconciliation conferences

Oprah Wintrey
Win Friends and Influence
People." The 1960s and the
"Me G~eneratiga" brought ye~
explosion of .' self actualiza
tion" throuILghl bookbs, broad-
casts, and seminars.
Oprah's strongest anteced-
ent may be the conscious-
ness-raising groups of would-
be feminists during the '60s.
Just as she liberated herself
from an abusive and poor
upbringing, she sought to
help others find power within
themselves to overcome
doubt, fear, and sadness. She
became the high priestess of a
secular spirituality.
The end of "The Oprah
Winfrey Show" may simply
be her way of acknowledging
that she has succeeded. In
Please turn to OPRAH 14B


BV Garance Burke
-\scjcatle~d Press

OAKLAND, ~Calif. -- A Califor-
mia preacher w~ho foretold of the
world's end only to see the appomt-
ed day pass wijth no extraordinarily
cataclysmic event has revised his
apocalyptic prophecy, saying he was
off by five months and the Earth actix-
ally wiill be obliterated on Oct. 21.
Harold Camping, who predicted that

200 million Chrisuians would be taken to
heaiven Saturday before catastrophe struck
the planet. apologized last w-eek for not ha\-
ing the dates worked out as arccurately as I
could have.
He: spoke to the media at the Oakland
headquarters of his Family Radio Interna-
tional. which spent millions of dollars -
some of It f'rom donations made b\ followers
- on more than 5,000 billboards and 20 RVs
plastered nith the Judgment Day message.
Please turn to CAMPING 14B

when th~e abuse crisis erupted
in the Archdiocese of Boston
and caused what church lead-
ers have called the deepest cri-
sis in American Catholicism.
The scandal has cost U.S.
dioceses nearly $3 billion and
has spread to Europe and be-
The John- Jay researchers
said that the offenders chose to
victimize boys mainly because
clergy had greater access to
them. The study notes that gay
men began enrolling in semi-
Snaries ih~ larger numbers in the
late 1970s and early 1980s, at
a time when the rate of abuse
was declining.

the 1960s. Crime and other de-
viant behavior increased overall
in the United States during this
period, when the rate of abuse
by priests was climbing.
"The rise in abuse cases in
the 1960s and 1970s was in-
fluenced by social factors in
society generally," the report's
authors said. "Factors that
were invariant during the time
period addressed, such as celi-
bacy, were not responsible for
the increase or decline in abuse
cases over this time."
The report, released recent-
ly, is the third study commis-
sioned by the U.S. Conference
of Catholic Bishops in 2002,

The authors said they found
"no single cause" of child sex
abuse by priests and no "psy-
chological characteristics" or
"developmental histories" that
distinguished guilty priests
from clergy who did not molest
Although the victims stud-
ied by the researchers were all
minors, the authors said only
a tiny percentage of accused
.priests less than five percent
- could be technically defined
as pedophiles. The John Jay
researchers define pedophile as
an adult with an intense sexual
attraction to prepubescent chil-

Researchers commissioned
by the nation's Roman Catholic
bishops to analyze the pattern
of clergy sex abuse have con-
cluded that homosexuality, celi-
bacy and an all-male priesthood
did not cause the scandal,
The study by the John Jay
College of Criminal Justice in
New York instead said that the
problem was largely the result
of poor seminary training and
insufficient emotional support
for men ordained in the 1940s
and 1950s, who were not able
to withstand the social upheav-
al they confronted as pastors in

Answers on 15B

By Nicholas D. Kristof

Faith is a huge force in Amer-
ican life, and it's common to
hear the Bible cited to bolster
political and moral positions,
especially against same-sex
marriage and abortion. So
here's my 2011 religion quiz.
Choose the best responses
(some questions may have
more than one correct an-
swer :

1. The Bible's position on
abortion is:
a. Never mentioned.
b. To forbid it along with all
forms of artificial birth con-

c. Condemnatory, except to
save the life of the mother.

2. The Bible suggests
"marriage" is:
a. The lifelong union of one
man and one woman.
b. The union -of one man
and up to 700 wives.
c. Often undesirable, be-
cause it distracts from service
to the Lord.

3. The Bible says of homo-
a. Leviticus describes male
sexual pairing as an abomina-
b. A lesbian should be stoned
at her father's doorstep. ,

c. There's plenty of ambigu-
ity and no indication of physi-
cal intimacy, but some read-
ers point to Ruth and Naomi's
love as Suspiciously close,
or to King David declaring to
Jonathan: "Your love to me
was wonderful, passing the
love of women." (II Samuel

4. In the Bible, erotic writ-
ing is:
a. Forbidden by Deuterono-
my as "adultery of the heart."
b. Exemplified by "Song of
Songs," which celebrates sex
for its own sake.
c. Unmentioned.
S5. Jesus says that divorce

is permitted:
a. Only after counseling and
trial separation.
b. Never.
c. Only to men whose wives
have been unfaithful.

6. Among sexual behavior
that is forbidden is:
a. Adultery.
b. Incest.
c. Sex with angels.

7. The people of Sodom
were condemned principally
a. Homosexuality.
b. Blasphemy.
c. Lack of compassion for
the poor and needy.


Can you put your faith to work? :3


PNBC president reflects on race relations


,I World w111actual y

ed a ~toe

Whose to blame in sex abuse cases?

By Rachell Zoll

aone but not forg ot ten?

_ __~__ ~____

business should not be wor-
rying about the consequences
of being obedient. Second
ly, verse five states that the
church prayed for Peter when
he was arrested. Verse 16
states that when they finally
opened the door to Peter and
found him on the doorstep,
they were amazed. Let's re-
view this. The church prayed
for Peter's release. Peter was
released. The church people
were amazed. Why should they
be amazed at a miracle that
they prayed for actually taking
Now, before we condemn
those early Christians, it is
still happening today. We

by the name of Rhoda opened
the door for him. She was so
astonished at seeing him that
she closed the door in, his face
and ran excitedly to
tell those who were in
the home gathered for
prayer for Peter's re-
lease. The group did not
S' believe her until some-
one else opened the
,door to Peter's insistent
knocking and found
""him standing outside,
Allow me to point out ser-
eral things to you, First, Peter
was in prison for preaching the
Gospel. When you are taking
care of God's business, that
should be your business. Your

Name of Jesus' on June 9- 10,
7:30 p.m. nightly and June 12
at 11:30 a.m.The church also
will be feeding the hungry every
second Saturday of the month.

SRedemption Missionary
Baptist Church holds a Fish
Dinner every Friday and Satur-
day; a Noon Day Prayer Service
every Saturday; and Introduc-
tion Computer Classes every
Tuesday and Thursday at 11
a.m. and 4 p.m. Reverend Wil-
lie McCrae, 305-770-7064 or
Mother Annie Chapman, 786-

A Mission with a New Be-
Sginning Church members in-
vites the community to their
Sunday Worship service at
11:15 a.m. on Thursdays, Prayer
Meetings at 6:30 p.m. and Bible
Class at 7 p.m.

Camping: May 21 was 'spiritual' Judgement Day


CHESS WINNERS: (from left to right) Dr. Magaly Abrahante,
Assistant Superintendent, Title I Administration, Early Childhood
Programs, Summer Services with scholarship winners, Ricardo
Bottino, a South Dade Senior student and Daniel Alincar, a North
Miami Senior student and School Board Member Dr. Wilbert
"Tee" Holloway.

North M~iamni Senior student wins

Qrd place in Chess Championship
Miami-Dade County Public Schools Title I held its District
CHESS (Challenging Higher Education for Students in our
Schools) Championship at Miami Lakes Educational Center re-
cently where more than 520 students from grades K 12 com-
peted. School winners of regional tournaments hield earlier in the
year participated in th~e competition. An -awards ceremony was
held at 2 p.m. on May 14

ICOHic host stops preaching

continued frdm 13B

Baltimore's perception could
be right if racial tensions are
centered in fear and povter, as
many believe. Tension and fear
arise when those in majority
and its concomitant power see
their numbers =-- and thus their
power -- falling into minority
McCall, 75, grew up where
the biggest ethnic conflicts oc-
curred between various Euro
pean ethnic groups who lived in
his Pennsylvania community.
He became embroiled in race
conflict as a student at the Uni-
versity of Louisville where, as


Do God's blessings startle you?


away. The angels lead him out
of prison, past sleeping guards
and fellow prisoners. Remem-
ber Peter was asleep when this
happened, so I am
sure that he must
have been in a bit of
a fog both physically
and mentally. After
the angel led him ,
out into the street,
the Bible states that
Peter realized that
this actually hap- *lP
opened. He was not sleeping or
dreaming, but he had actually
been released and he was free.
He then made his way to the
home of Mary, the mother of
John Mark, and a servant girl

SSet Free Ministries
through Jesus Christ of the
Apostolic Faith Church, Inc.,
will be having a workshop on
Homosexuality and the Bible on
June 18, 9 a.m. 4 p.m. 786-

5 Mt. Clair Holiness revival
with Cheiftain Reginald
Wilkerson Evangelist June 1-3.

SThe Youth In Action Group
invites you to their "Saturday
Night Live Totally Radical Youth
Experience" every Saturday, 10
p.m. midnight. 561-929-518.

A Mission with a New Be-
ginning Church presents their
annual Women's Ministry An-
nual Convention whose theme
is 'Women of God, Lifting Up the

pray for a specific answer.
God hears and answers. Then
we either are amazed or even
worse don't recognize that he
did indeed answer. This usu-
ally happens when he does not
answer the way that we want,
when we want, and the way
that we want.
Please take the time and
consider the blessings in your
life. Can you acknowledge that
some of those prayers have
been answered, even though
perhaps not the way in which
you thought that they would
be. Dear saints, there is a say-
ing 'don't look a gift horse in
the mouth.' I say don't look
God's gifts in the mouth!

Are you praying for some-
thing special that has not
come to pass yet? Are you in
love with the Lord and trust
him, but still that little whis-
per of fear and doubt is tug-
ging away at your spirit? May
I propose that what you are
waiting for is already here.
May I ask you to consider that
God has already made a way

for you though you might not .
recognize it?
In Acts 12, Peter was arrest-
ed and thrown into prison for
preaching the Gospel. Verse
five reads that "while Peter was
in prison, the church :prayed
very earnestly for him." Later,
something miraculous hap-
pened! Angels awakened Peter
in prison and his chains fell

SLocal Christian recording
artists are invited to a network-
ing session at Wactor Temple
AME Zion Church, June 3 -
5. The church is also hosting
a Pastor's Appreciation Ser-
vice on June 5 at 3:30 p.m.
305.761.3152, 305-624-7047.

SAnointed Worship Place
invites South Florida to a pow-
erful Worship Service on June
12 at 9 a.m. at Gwen Cherry
Park Center. 305-707-4270.

SAll That God Is Interna-
tional Outreach Centers in-
vites the community to their
Glory of God Anointed Choir's
The Way, The Truth and the

Life Church of Praise' musical
on June 25 at 6 p.m. A $15
donation is requested. 786-
255-1509, 786-709-0656.

SEmmanuel MVissionary
BaptiSt Church invites family
and friends to their Worship
Service .every Sunday at 11

SThe Faith Church, Inc.
invites you to worship service
on Sunday at 9 a.mn. and 11
a.m. and their Ministry In Ac-
tion outreach service that pro-
vides free hot meals, dry goods,
and clothes every Thursday at 7
p.m. Visit www.faithchurch4y-
ou.com or call 305-688-8541.

continued from 13B

It was not the first time
Camping was forced to explain
when his prediction didn't come
to pass. The 89-year-old retired
civil engineer also prophesied
the Apocalypse would come in
1994, but said later that didn't
happen then because of a math-
ematical error.
'Thr-ough chatting with a
fre er what 11e acknowl-
ec~~l~~~ sa very~ difficult week-
end, it dawned on him that
instead of the biblical Rapture
in which the faithful would be
swept up to the heavens, Vilay
21 had instead been a "spiri
tual" Judgment Day, which
places the entire world under
Christ's judgment, he said.
The globe will be complete-
ly destroyed in five months,
he said, when the apocalypse
comes. But because God's

jlidgment and salvation were
completed on Saturday, there's
no point in continuing to warn
people about it, so his network
will now just play Christian
music and programs until the
final end on Oct. 21.
"We've always said Mayr 21
was the day, but we didn't un-
derstand altogether.the spiritu-
al meaning," he said. "The fact
is there is only one kind of peo-
ple who will ascend into heav-
en ... if God has saved them
theta' re going to be ca-ught up."
Josh Ocasion, who works the
teleprompter during Camping's
live broadcasts in the group's
threadbare studio sandwiched
between an auto shop and a
palm reader's business, said
he enjoyed the production
work but never fully believed
the May 21 prophecy would
come true.
"I thought he would show
some more human decency in

admitting he made a mistake,"
he said Monday. "We didn't re-
ally see that."
Follower Jeff Hopkins said he
spent a good deal of his own re-
tirement savings on gas money
to power his car so people would
see its ominous lighted sign
showcasing Camping's May 21
warning. As the appointed day
drew nearer, Hopkins started
making the 100-mile round trip
from Long Island to New York
City twice a day, spending at
least $15 on gas each trip.
"I've been mocked and scoffed
and cursed at and I've been
through a lot with this lighted
sign on top of my car," said
Hopkcins, 52, a former televi-
sion producer who lives in
Great- River, NY. "I was doing
what I've been instructed to do
through the Bible, but now I've
been stymied. It's like getting
slapped in the face."
Camping' s hands shook

slightly as he pinned his mi-
crophone to his lapel, and as
he clutched a worn Bible he
spoke in a quivery monotone
about some listeners' earthly
concerns after giving away pos-
sessions in expectation of the
Family Radio would never
tell anyone what they should
do with their belongings, and
those who had fewer would
cope, Camping said.
"We're not in the business of
financial advicee" he said. "We're
in the business of telling people
there's someone who you can
maybe talk to, maybe pray to,
and that's God."
But he also said that he
wouldn't give away all his pos-
sessions ahead of Oct 21.
"I still have to live in a house,
I still have to drive a car," he
said. "What would be the value
of that? If it is Judgment Day
why would I give it away?"

continued from 13B

Wednesday's show, she could
have repeated one of her favor-
ite lines from the Wizard of Oz,
when Glinda the Good Witch
tells Dorothy: "You always had
the power."
There is a classic, ironic di-
lemma for those who are seen
as dispensers of wisdom. When
is enough enough?
After more than 5,000 shows,

Oprah was wise enough to call
it quits, at least in the big top
of network TV, while she now
focuses on her new cable TV
channel, OWN 'In leaving the~
bright spotlight of daily talk
shows, she only confirms that
she was needed for a certain
time in American history and
no more,
If many of her viewers still
want her for more advice,
they'll have to pay for it or

the only Black in the Baptist
Student Union, local pastors
asked BSU director Fred Witty
to exclude him. Witty refused,
and students said they would
"close the place down" if they
were forced to exclude McCall.
Decades later, McCall sees
formerly white .churches in ra-
cially changing communities
increasingly giving their prop-
erty to Black ~congregations
who can minister in the com-
munity, rather than selling the
property and giving proceeds
to mission boards for ministry
It is "happening across the
nation," he said, which gives
him cause for encouragement.

continued from 12B

Feeding Ministry every fourth
Saturday, a Clothing Ministry,
an Evangelizing Ministry and a
budding Prison Ministry.

Tate strongly believes in the
importance of marriage and
the importance of keeping a
family together.
."I've always wanted to be
married but I only wanted to be
married one time. I didn't want
to have multiple wives," said
the minister, who is a married
father of four.
Despite his desires, he and
wife, Stephanie, divorced in
"I believe that I was the prob-
lem because of the nightlife and
that type of lifestyle," said Tate'
who at one time owned a record
store and a popular nightclub.
Yet after Tate was saved, the
pair was able to reconcile and
remarried years later.
"You see it was meant to be.
God says that if you keep my
commandments that He will
give you the desires of your
heart," he said.

Tate has also devoted his life
to ministry and community
activism, serving as an assis-
tant pastor at Tidus Chapel
for five years and as president
of P.U.L.S.E. for the last three
Two years ago, he began
another adventure when he
founded the New Resurrection
Community Church in Miami.
When asked why many min-
isters also tend to be commu-
nity activists, Tate explained,
"I think leaders are called and
it's a desire to do good to our
fellow man to bring liberty to
those who are entangled, those
who are in bondage and those
who are oppressed."
Besides, "Freedom starts in
the thinking I believe," said
Tate, who thinks that too often
individuals in the. Black com-
munity tend to doubt their own
With a motto of "come as you
are and we'll let God do the
changing," Tate aims to have

spiritual relationships rather
than religion, which the pastor
describes as being man-made
"We have to learn how to
humble ourselves unto God and
if we learn to humble ourselves
to God then automatically we'll
humble ourselves to our fellow
man," he explained.
The church currently has a

Christmas season, among a
host of other service projects.
In addition to having two
alumni chapters the Mi-
ami Alumni Chapter in the
north part of Miami-Dade
County, and the Richmond-
Perrine Chapter in the south
- Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
also boasts undergraduate
chapters on the campuses of
Florida Memorial University,
University of Miami and Barry

continued from 12B

.topping hits including, "Come
Share My Love" and "Under
New Management "
Kappa Alpha Psi has always
had a tradition of service in
the Miami area. The men of
Kappa can be seen mentoring
kids in Miami-Dade Schools,
sponsoring food drives for Hai
ti, and delivering toys to un-
derprivileged kids during the

her mobility. But she is' able
to enjoy solving various jigsaw
puzzles and other gaming ac-
And although she has no tips
to extend one's life, Jackson
does have advice to strengthen
families. For any mother, make
sure to take your children to
church, she counsels.
"Thank the Lord and then
teach the children to do some
of the [house]work you're do-
ing, and they would live better
lives and the [children] would
grow up knowing how to do
some things," Jackson said.

continued from 12B

moved to South Florida. Once
they were settled in Miami,
Jackson frequently worked as a
cook, housekeeper and eventu-
ally a hotel manager. But of all
her duties, she enjoyed babysit
ting children the most.
Her only child, popular gos
pel singer, Virginia Bostic, ex-
plained, "She raised a lot of the
children who are now doctors,
psychologists, lawyers. They
still keep in touch with her."
Even after she officially re-

tired and moved in with her
daughter's family, Jackson was
fond of looking after the neigh-
borhood children. She also re-
mained active by her continu-
ous service to her churches
and became a deaconess and
church mother at such sanc-
tuaries as Greater Tabernacle
~Missionary Baptist Church
and Macedonia Missionary
Baptist Church.
Currently, she is a member
of New Christ Tabernacle Mis-
sionary Baptist Church.
Watching her mother
throughout the years, Bost-ic

says one of the most important
lessons she learned was how to
be compassionate.
"She's a very loving person,
She never has met an enemy
or a stranger because everyone
she meets loves her," Bostic
Reflecting for a moment on
her mother's character, her
daughter explained further, "I
think that [love] also contrib-
uted to her longevity in life."
Nowadays, Jackson is in
good health for her age, al-
though she is troubled by se-
vere arthritis which hinders

continued from 12B

Door, Congregational was of-
ficially established with 75
charter members. By the time
McDowell retired in 1967, the
church had built a new sanc-
tuary and the congregation
had swelled to include nearly
400 members. McDowell died
on Nov. 10, 1989 at the age of
Years after leaving the

Church of the Open Door, Mc-
Dowell still inspires people to-
Reverend Joaquin Willis,
the current senior pastor of
the Church of the Open Door
explained, "[McDowell] real-
ly helped us to live up to the
name of the church. I have
spent the almost nine years
that I've been here trying to
replicate what he did, trying
to reach out to the commu-


Race relations improving

Community church vows to accept all individuals

t~ 4

~. -

New Resu~rrection Community Church is located at 5001

Fraternity honors its history

NW 17th Avenue in Miami.

his sanctuary draw those who
do not feel welcomed in more
traditional churches.
"I believe one of the obstacles
of people coming to Christ is
the stigma that they are not
worthy or that they have' done
so much bad that they are not
worthy," he said.
The non-denominational
church places an emphasis on

Nonagenarian gives advice for mothers and families

COmmunity inspired by late pastor

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This quiz, and the answers
below, draw from a new book,
"Unprotected Texts: The Bible's
Surprising Contradictions about
Sex and Desire." It's by Jennifer
Wright Knust, a Bible scholar at
Boston University who is also an
ordained American Baptist pas-
Professor Knust's point is that
the Bible's teachings about sexu-
ality are murky and inconsistent
and prone to being hijacked by
ideologues (this quiz involves
some cherry-plcking of my own).
There's also lots we just don't
tinderstand: What exactly 'is the
OffenSe Of narsenokoitai" or
"man beds" that St. Paul pro-
scribes? It is often translated
as a reference-to homosexual-
ity, but it more plausibly relates
to male prostitution or pimpirig.
Ambiguity is everywhere, which
is. why some of you will surely
harrumph at my quiz answers:
1. A. Abortion is never men-
tioned as such. `
2. A, B and C. The Bible lim-
its women to one. husband, but
other than that is all over the
map. Mark 10 envisions a life-
.long marriage .of one man and
One woman. But King Solomon
had 700 wives and 300 conci-
blnes (i Kings 11:3). And Mat-
thew (Matthew 19:10-12) and
St. Paul (I Corinthians 7) both
seem to suggest that the Ideal
approach Is to remain celibate
and avoid marriage if possible,

Wly 'do as I say ",

not as I do' logic

doesn t work

By Paula Sirois

Parenting makes us all hypo-
crites and liars. It just does.
Face it: You lie to your kids all
the time. Call it stretching the
truth or little white lies or what-
ever you wish, but the facts are
the facts. How many times have
you said, -"Don't do that" and
then promptly done whatever
"that" is yourself?
Do you drink directly from the
container while standing with
the fridge door open? How about
chewing your food while talk-
ing? Or maybe you didn't really
give good look both ways when
you crossed the street? And I'm
guessing you haven't gone to
bed at "bedtime" in years.
We call it good parenting when
.we tell our kids to do something
we don't or don't do something
we clearly do. But who are we

end up like your grandpa Joe,
who can't eat anything and
when he laughs we all sort of
get scared." Nobody likes hav-
ing to do what they're told, until
they're told how it will benefit
them in the end.
3. Parse the house rules:
"Timmy, you know that this is
your home and you can pretty
much do whatever you want
here, but out in the real world -
your friend's house, your school
or anywhere outside these walls
-you simply cannot do that ever
because people will think you're
rude (even though they all do
it at home too). Explaining the
tricky dynamic of home man-
ners versus everywhere-else
manners and how social deco-
rum is a group-think thing may
help create a tighter bond and
give them an inside joke when
they practice their manners in
We parents don't have to be li-
ars and hypocrites. Feel free to
tell the truth to your kids your
truth, that is. The whole messy,
inconsistent and blurry truth
that we all live.

while focusing on serving God.
Jesus (Matthew 19:12) even
seems to suggest that men make
themselves eunuchs, leading the
early church to ban enthusiast-s
from self-castration.
3. A and C. As for stoning
on a father's doorstep, that is
the fate not of lesbians but of
non-virgin brides (Deuteronomny
4. B. Read the "Song of
Songs" and blush. It also serves
as a metaphor for divine rela-
tions with Israel or with humans.
5. B and C.~ Jesus in Mark
10:11-12 condemns divorce gen-
erally, but in Matthew 5:32 and
19:9 suggests that a man can di-
vorce his wife if she is guilty of
'6. A, B and C. We forget that
early commentators were very
concerned about sex with angels
(Genesis 6, interpreted in the Let-
'ter of Jude and other places) as
an incorrect mixing of two kinds.
7. C. "Sodomy" as a term for
gay male sex began to be com-
monly used only in the 11th cen-
tury and would have surprised
early religious commentators.
They attributed Sodom's prob-
lems with God to many different
causes, including idolatry, threats
toward strangers and general
lack of compassion for the down-
trodden. Ezekiel 16:49 suggests
that Sodomites "had pride, excess
of food, and prosperous ease, but
did not aid the poor and needy."

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fooling? Won't they grow up,
just like us, doing or not doing
exactly what we do and don't
Here are three tricks to par-
enting well but with a little less
of the hypocritical and lying
stuff involved:
1. Explain why: "Johnny, it's
polite and respectful to open
doors for ladies." No need to end'

the lesson there, though. Why
not elaborate as to why it's a
good idea and put it mn today's
terms. "The truth is that most
boys and men don't, so you'll
stand out in the crowd, and it's
just nice to boot."
2. Describe the benefits:
"Mary, yes, it's important to
have clean,, healthy teeth, but
it's also super important not to

No matter wihat age your
child is, separation or divorce
will have an effect. Sometimes
how it impacts is more eas-
ily recognizable in the school-
aged child.
Statistics tell us that more
than half of all divorce cases
involve children. But statistics
can't describe the emotional
turmoil divorce and separa-
tion causes kids. ,Granted,
while most experts agree that
staying together for the sake
of kids isn't the answer, it is
important to remember that
divorce does affect children
and it's up to parents and
other significant adults, such
as teachers, to help children
come to terms with the chang-
es divorce brings.
Sometimes it's difficult to
recognize how a divorce is af-
fecting a child. As Fran New-
man, author of "Children in
Crisis" explains, "when chil-
dren are going through a sep-
aration or divorce, one thing
that's really important to re-
member is that a lot of times
they will hold back their own
emotions in order to help the
parent that is still left with

class. In fact any change of be-
havior can signify that a child
is having difficulty coping
with the breakdown of a par-
ent's marriage. For this rea-
son, communication between
school and home is vital,
Then, says Newman "in recog-
nizing that there's something
wrong at home, teachers look
for two things. One is a child
who is normally energetic and
outgoing withdraws. The other
is the stable child who all of a
sudden begins to act up and
get into all sorts of problems."
Divorce is difficult and chil-
dren need help coping. Re-
member in many ways "the
child loses both parents, says
Newman. "One leaves, and one
changes and can't be there for
the child."
Never hesitate to talk to your
child's teacher about the situ-
atidiitat home; and if needs be,
find a school or family coun-
selor that both you and your
child can share these difficult
times with. It has been said
that it takes about two years
for a child to come to terms
with divorce, but in time heal-
ing will take place.

.. -

It's for this reason that chil-
dren need to be reminded that
divorce is an adult problem.
Newman elaborates: "Children
in separation or divorce often
feel responsible. If no one tells
them, for example, why the
break up happened they will
think it's because of something
they did. It's important to tell
them that they had nothing
to do with it and that they are
still loved by both parents."
Newman adds that one area'
where the effects of divorce
can be more obvious is in a
child's education. Sometimes
a child's marks may drop or
they may begin acting out in

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By Paula Sirois

Like dental appointments and
the DMV, the end of the school
year is just another thing I tend
to deny (for as long as possi-
ble). But school ends whether
I like it or not, and whether
I'm prepared for it or not. This

are stay-at-home parents or
have really flexible job sched-
ules. But it's cheap and safe
and everyone can handle one
day a week with five or so kids,
2. Budget: Someday some-
one will insist that all kids en-
joy a great summer camp ex-

be polite and you may even
need to beg for the information,
but ask the most organized
moms you know what they are
doing and be sure to jot down
names, numbers and websites
while they talk. They'll be flat-
tered and you'll be on your way
to summer bliss.
Summer is coming and the
kids will be home all day, every
day. Some parents swear that
this is a joyful time for them
and look forward to the extra
bonding. If you're one of them,
I'm really looking for another
mom to help out with summer
kid sharing, you available?

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year I vowed to be prepared -
to be that mother we all hate.
The one who has her kids' en-
tire summer preplanned, pre-
packed and prepaid for. Here's
how you can be that mom too:
1. Beg: Talk to the other
moms about their plans and
then see if any of them have
any interest in sharing the
summer duties. Have five
families interested in shar -
ing? Great. Suggest that: each
parent takes the kids for one
entire day while the other par-
ent sleeps, works, goes shop-
ping. This only works if they

perience for free, but until that
day comes, we all have to ante
up the cash so that Johnny
and Jane can paint flowerpots
or learn tennis or make brace-
lets out of cereal.. Sit down
with your list of potential sum-
mer activities, your family and
your bank balance and make
some choices.
3. Steal: There isn't any
need to reinvent the wheel on
this one. Some other very en-
terprising and eager parents
figured this out way ahead
of you. So simply poach their
ideas. Granted, you'll need to


Stop being a parental hypocrite

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H3owY divorce affects a child's education

Summer break

brings new

TuleS home "

By Kim Painter

Right now, many parents are
readjustmng to life with their
college students at home for a
few weeks or months. Most, of
course, are delighted to see the
kids. And the kids, often ex-
hausted after final exams, are
ready for some parental TLC.
That doesn't make the sum-
mertime living easy, though.
"The reality is that there is
a lot of ambivalence on both
sides," says Madge Lawrence
Treeger, a psychotherapist and
former college counselor from
St. Louis, Mo. She is the co-
author of Letting Go: A Parents
Guide to Understanding the
College Years.
Parents who cry when teens
leave for college often cheer
up pretty quickly in cleaner'
quieter, less busy homes -
and then welcome the blast
of energy that comes in the
door with returning students '
Treeger says.
"But the first time they get
in their car and expect to hear

ad instadon geab asa of eavy
metal, or the first time they
find wet towels on the bath-
room floor, reality starts to set
in," she says.
Part of that reality: It's not
just parents and households
that change while students are
away. Students change, too.
They grow up (or at least make
some progress in 1;hat direc-
tion) .
nYou need to negotiate new
rules" that make sense be-
tween adults but that re-
spect the fact that parents re-
main in charge of their homes,
says Linda Perlman Gordon, a
clinical social worker in Chevy
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aches were among women (74 per-
cent). Migraines were about four
times more common among women
than men.
Hormones, heredity and differ-
ences between male and female

)re about migraines

rcan last four to 72 hours.

ptoms include~ sensitivity to light,
and movement, throbbing head
nausea and vomitting.

brains may play a role, Halpern
The International Headache Soci-
ety lists more than 200 diagnosable
types of headaches.
But for most people who seek
treatment for a headache that isn't
a migraine, the most common type
is a tension headache, which 80
percent of people will experience at
some point in their lives, Halpern
says. Symptoms of tension head-
aches include a mild to moderate
aching pressure in the entire head
or in a band around the head. The
headaches are short-lived and can
be relieved with an over-fhe-coun-
ter analgesic, Halpern said.

Th most COTHTTOn1

complaint: Migramnes

By Sophie Terbush

More than three million Ameri-
cans show up at hospital emergen-
cy rooms each year seeking relief
from headaches, a new government
report says.
More than one-third of those (35
percent) have migraines.
Nearly all (97 percent) were treat-
ed and released; only 2.4 percent
were admitted. Of the 81,000 ad-
mitted, 63 percent were hospital-
ized for migraines.
The report, out this month from
the federal Agency for Healthcare
Research arid Quality, was based
on 2008 data on hospital stays and
ER visits in all short-term, nonfed-
eral hospitals in the United States-
Headache-related hospital stays
cost more than $408 million.
Migraines are the most common
complaint among -patients who
come to ERs, the report says.
For some, migraines can be dis-
"Patients come in and think
they're going to die," said Audrey
Halpern, clinical assistant .profes-
sor of neurology at New York Uni-
versity's School of Medicine and di-

Three out of four visits: More women than men seek emergency care.

rector of the Manhattan Center for
Headache and Neurology.
The ER "tends to get things that
are worse than you'd see in the pri-
mary-care office, but even there, the
'vast majority are not from anything
dangerous," said Jason Rosenberg,
assistant professor of neurology at
Johns Hopkins University in Bal-
timore and director of the Johns
Hopkins Headache Center,

People seeking emergency treat-
ment for headaches usually either
have pain so severe that they need
immediate relief, or they fear they
may have a life-threatening condi-
tion, Rosenberg said.
Seeking emergency treatment for
headaches is far more common for
women than men, the report says.
Nearly three out of four ER visits
and hospital admissions for head-

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ER visits by suicidal women have ~doubled

there was a two-thirds increase in
the number of cases involving hy-
drocodone (from 4,613 in 2005 to
'7,715 in 2009), Both are narcotic
pain relievers.
In addition, emergency depart-
ment visits for suicide attempts in-
volving drugs to treat anxiety and
insomnia increased 56 percent
(from 32,426 in 2005 to 50,548 in
2009) among females during this
"The steep rise in abuse cif nar-
cotic pain relievers by women is
extremely dangerous, and we are
now seeing the result of this pub-
lic health crisis in our emergen-
cy rooms," said Pamela S. Hyde,
:administrator of the Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Servic-

es Administration (SAMHSA), the
organization that conducted the
report. "Emergency rooms should
not be the frontline in our efforts
to intervene. Friends, family and
all, members of the community
must do everything possible to
help identify women who may be
in crisis and do everythirig possible
to reach out and get them needed
The researchers could not tell
whether the side effects of the
drugs played a role in an individu-
al's decision to attempt suicide.
Many people may not realize it,
but suicide is nearly twice as com-
mon as homicide in the U.S. In

The number of emergency depart-
ment visits by women 50 and older
after drug-related suicide attempts
has increased sharply in recent
years, according to anew study.
From 2005 to 2009, the number
of women in this age group who
were taken to the ER for attempted
suicide involving drugs increased
49 percent.
Whilq this increase from 11,235
in 2005 to 16,757 in 2009, reflect-
ed the overall population growth of
women aged 50 and older, the re-
searchers say the increased role of
certain pharmaceuticals was par-
ticularly dramatic. For example,
the number of annual cases involv-
ing oxycodone~ tnpled ifrom 1,895;
in 2005 to 5,875 in 2009), and

about 18,000 homicides, according
to the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention.
Common warning signs of some-
one at increased risk for suicide
can include: talking about wanting
to die, talking about feeling hope-
less or having no purpose, acting
anxious, agitated or recklessly,
increasing the use of alcohol or
drugs, withdrawing or feeling iso-
lated and displaying mood swings,
according to SAMHSA.
People in crisis or concerned
about someone they believe may be
at risk for suicide can contact the
National Suicide Prevention Life-
line (1-800-273-TALK) for 24-hour,

2007, more thnit*34,00tP5tt018EW"I'WERsll8With~ ~SI4~ilanlt~sant**Weintwhrei
were recorded, compared wiith the country.

That's a 17 percent

illcreGSe il 12 years

By Liz Szabo

The number of children with devel-
opmental disabilities has increased
by 17 percent in 12 years, driven
largely by big jumps in diagnoses for
autism and attention deficit hyper-
activity disorder, research shows.
More than 15 percent of school-
age kids about 10 million children
- had a developmental disability in
2006-08, according to a study re-
leased recently in the journal Pedi-
atrics. That's up from 12.8 percent
in 1997-99. .
The study suggests that three or
four children in a typical elementary
school classroom have development
disabilities. Some of the increase
may be the result of the rise in pre-
mature birth, which leaves; some
babies with lasting impairments,
says study author Sheree Boulet of
the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention. One in eight babies to-
day are born prematurely, according
to the March of Dimes.
In the past, many children who
had problems learning or talking
would have been dismissed as odd,

says Alison Schonwald of Children's
Hospital Boston. Today, these chil-
dren are more likely to be diagnosed
with a problem. Parents may push
for an official diagnosis so their chil-
dren can receive medication, special
education or other services, says
Schonwald, who viasn't involved in
the new study.
"It's great to diagnose them early,
so we can intervene early and help
them reach their full potential."
Though the high rate of disability is
sobering, she says, "it's much more
daunting to think of the number
of adults out there who have never
been identified and served."
Others say the study
underestimates the number of kids
with developmental disabilities.
Many kids with learning disabilities,
for example, aren't diagnosed until
they're 11 or 12, says Neal. Halfon
of the University of California-Los
Angeles. So the new study, which
included kids ages three to 17, may
have missed some of them, he says.
Halfon notes that schools have a
disincentive to test kids for learning
problems, because a diagnosis
would require them to pay for
special ed.
And some, such as Philip
Landrigan of the Mount Sinai School

diagnosed until they're 11 or 12.
of Medicine, say improvements
in screening and diagnosis can't
completely explain the increase.
Landrigan says research suggests
that environmental chemicals, such
as pesticides and the phthalates
found in many soft plastics and
cosmetics, can affect children's

The study also underscores the
need to help parents and teachers of
disabled students, says pediatrician
Nancy Murphy of the University of
Utah School of Medicine, who wasn't
involved in the study.
"We need to have better resources
to take better care of these kids,"
she says.

that doesn't heal, or a change in an
old grow~th. Check the skin on all
surfaces of your bod\, ev\en ml your
mouth. Talk writh y'our doctor, if you
see any changes on your skin that do
not go awvay withiin a month.
There are steps you can take to
protect yourself and prevent skin
Av'oid staying out in the sun if you
can, especially in the middle of the
day, w'hen the sun's rays are stron-
gest. If you w~ork or play outside, you
should wear clothes that cover your
arms and legs, a hat that shades
yvour face and ears, and sunglasses

that filter out UV light to protect your
Use sunscreen that has a sun
protection factor (SPF) of 15 or
higher Yrou should use sunscreen
products that are labeled *broad
spectrum" that can filter both UVA
and UVB rays. You should not use
tanning beds. booths, or sunlamps,
because these machines also give off
UV rays.
It doesn't matter whether you con-
sider our skin light, dark, or some-
whlere in between remember, any-
one can get skin cancer. Start talang
I-a-re of your slan roday

at a later stage, when the disease is
harder to treat.
This later diagnosis occurs partly
because many people even doc-
tors have long assumed that the
pigment melanin in darker skin can
protect against skin cancer. However,
although melanin does help prevent
sunburns, the sun's ultravolet (UV)
rays can still damage skin.
Also, the sun Isn't the only cause of
skin cancer. That's why skin cancer
may be found mn places on your body
that never see the sun For example,
you may be more likely~ to develop skin
cancer if you come into contact with

certain chemicals or poisons, have
scars or skin ulcers, or use medicmnes
or develop medical conditions (such
as HIV infection) that suppress the
immune system. While family history
and genetics are risk factors for skin
cancer in whites, these have not been
studied in people with darker skin.
It is important to identify the
signs and symptoms of skin cancer
When skin cancer is found early, it
can be treated more easily. A change
on the skin Is the most common sign
of slan cancer. This may be any new
mole or gJoroth on the skin, a sore

By the RNational Cancer Institute

You may have heard that people
with light skin. light-colored hair and
blue or green eyes have a greater risk
for developing skin cancer. But. did
you know that people with darker
skin are at risk for cancer too? AlY-
one can get skin cancer.
While skin cancer Is less common
among people with darker, it is often
detected at later or advanced stages.
In fact, data show that when Blacks
and other minority Americans are di-
agnosed wilth melanoma, the most se-
vere form of skin cancer, it is usually


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Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs when fatty
deposits known as plaque build up in the heart's
Whether you've never had CAD or have been diag-
nosed with the condition, the University of Maryland
Medical Center offers these suggestions:
Quit smoking.
Eat a heart-healthy diet.

doctor Bijescribes~ them,
Get regulate; exercise.
Ask your doctor how to maintain normal blood
pressure, or lower it~if it's too high.
-*Take a baby aspirin daily, assuming your doctor
*Control health conditions such as kidney disease
or diabetes.

High cholesterol usually refers to abol'e-normal
levels of LDL (low-density lipoprotein), the so-called
"bad cholesterol" that can build up in your arteries
and lead to heart disease.
A bad heart may not be the only downside to high
cholesterol, however. The Cleveland Clinic says high
LDL also increases your risk of:
.Peripheral vascular disease (PAD), which occurs
when fatty deposits build up in arteries outside the
heart and brain, most often in the legs and feet.

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Fibromyalgia is characterized by body aches and
pains, and "tender points" that are painful to the
The womenshealth.gov website mentions these
other typical symptoms of fibromnyalgia:
Having difficulty sleeping.
Feeling stiff in the morning.
Having frequent headaches.
Feeling sensitive to temperature, bright lights or
loud sounds.
Having pain during menstruation.
Having a tingling sensation or numbness in the
feet and hands.
*Having trouble with th~emory and cognitive

ng natural
and batteries; battery-operated radio; a
whistle to signal for help; can opener;
dust mask;~ traditional first aid kit; local
maps; and a cell phone.
flowever, for those who are senior
'citizens or have chronic health condi-
tions, additional provisions should be
Depending upon, your needs, your kit
may include: extra medicine, oxygeni,
insulin, or other medical supplies; extra
eye glasses and hearing aids; battery
chargers and extra batteries for hearing
aids; copies of medical prescriptions,
doctors orders, and medical insur-
ance/Medicare or 1Vedicaid cards; list
of personal contacts, family and friends
that you may need to contact in an
emergency; medical alert tags or writ-
ten descriptions of your disability and
support needs.
Often in a disaster, lines of communi-
cations are interrupted, so many times
people must depend on the people

l disasters

in their neighborhood for assistance.
Strengthen your support network now.
The people who you will be depend-
ing on in a natural disaster should be
informed of your emergency plan; told
how you plan to evacuate your home
and where you will go in case of emer-
gency; given extra keys to your home
and told where your emergency sup-
plies are kept; and taught how to Use
any lifesaving equipment and adminis-
ter medicine in case of emergency.
Finally, because post services will
also likely be interrupted make sure
to make alternative arrangements
for your finances. For example, those
receiving federal disability benefits can
register their bank accounts with the
U.S. Department of Treasury online so
they can continue to access their funds
during an emergency. Also, consider
sighing up for' direct deposit services in-
stead of receiving Social Security funds
by check.

Medical kit.

Here are a list of supplies that
should be included in your emergency
medical kit.

/ If you take medicine or use a medi-
cal treatment on a daily basis, be sure
you ha\e what you need to make it ont
your own for at least a week, maybe-
*- Make a list of prescription medi-
cines including dosage, treatment aid
*Talk to your .pharmacist or doctor
about what else you need to prepare.'
*If you undergo routine treatments
administered by a clinic or hospital,
identify back-up service providers and
incorporate them into your personal
support network.
mIncsuide copies of important docu-
kits such as finnily records, medical
recodes, wi H, deeds, socia seurty
information and tax records.
*Keep a list of the style and serial
number of medical devices or other
life-sustaining devices. Include oper-
ating information and instructions.
*- Make sure that a friend or family
member has copies of these docu-

*Keep these documents in a water
proof container for quick and easy

Administrators, physicians, and employees
celebrated the various cultures at North Shore
Medical Center with a Multicultural Fair.
"The Multicultural Fair was a beautiful event
and we are happy to continue in oulr annual
tradition," said Manny Linares, CEO of North
Shore Medical Center. "The energy and enthusi-
asm that went into the preparations of the dis-
plays and native cuisine of each culture repre-
sented was just amazing. The fair is a great way
to bring our employees together and educate

each other on our various cultures."
The fair was a great success with employees
representing the countries of Trinidad and To-
bago, Cuba, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Dominica,
Nicaragua, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica,
Afhica and the United Stat~es.
Employees representing their native coun-
try provided food samples of some of ~the most
popular cuisine as well as historical artifacts
such as costumes, headpieces, wood carvings, -
pottery, currency, music, videos and posters.

By Georgiann Caruso
The Environmental Protection Agency, a
member- of the National Council on Skin Can-
cer Prevention, has developed a program called
SunWise, which aims to teach children and
their caregivers how to protect themselves from
overexposure, SunWise suggests four simple
Slip on a shirt
Slop on SPF 15+ sunscreen generously
Slap on a hat
Wrap on sunglasses
The Environmental Working group agrees that
covering up is the way to go, because sun-
screens alone cannot prevent cancer. That one

of the messages in the group's latest sunscreen
The advocacy.group encourages people to find
shade, wear sun-protective clothing like hats,
and avoid sun at its peak (10 a.m. tO 4 p.m.) as
a first line of defense against the harmful UVA
and UVB rays, but also encourages the use of
The group says that C\Eve thougII sti ns
come with evezr-higher SPF -le\els oJ~~~f~ es
not~reall, m-ean~ one canl safely the suln
longer. EWG has put together st of recom-
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the "Hall of Sharne." listing mary, products the,
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Chase, Md., and author of sev.
eral parenting books.
So, while a curfew may be
unreasonable, a plan for kids
to text you when they are out
late is not, Gordon says. Like-
wise, expecting kids to join you
for dinner every night might be
a recipe for disappointment -
but asking them to let you know
when they have other plans is a
matter of simple courtesy.
"It's always a challenge" to
balance the shifting expecta-
tions of parents and students,
says Matjorie Savage, director
of the parent program at the
University of Minnesota and
author of You're on Your Own
(But I'm Here If You Need Me):

Mentoring Your Child During
the College Years.
Savage likes the advice she
heard from one counselor:
Treat your returning child like
a foreign exchange student -
someone who might be per-
suaded to share your quaint
customs (such as having
breakfast before noon), while
passing on a few of her own
(such as the vegan cooking
she learned from her room-
mate) .
And when and if the going
gets rough? Keep in mind that
summer is brief -- and most
upperclassmen don't stay
home for a full season, thanks
to the lure of internships,
travel and summer study (and
parent-free off-campus hous-
ing) .

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By Wendy Koch

America's colleges, where re-
cycling is hip, are turning an-
other green leaf: sending off
their graduates in caps and
gowns made from eco-friendly
Some students are picking up
diploinas in gowns made from
recycled plastic bottles (they're
actually quite soft), and oth-
ers are using ones made from
wood pulp. .
More than 250 institutions
have ordered the attire this
year from Virginia-based Oak
Hall Cap 85 Gown, up from 60
in 2010, says vice president
Donna Hodges. She says it

takes an average of 23 plastic
bottles to make each Green-
Weaver gown set.
A handful of U.S.-based
companies, seeing .bottom-line
green in the eco-conscious
world of higher education, have
entered this booming market
within the past three years.
Some donate a small fraction
of the proceeds to participating
*Minneapolis-based Jostens
makes graduation gowns out
of wood fiber from sustainably-
harvested North American fori
ests. "We're seeing a significant
increase in demand," spokes-
man Rich Stoebe says, though
he declined to detail the sales

*Omaha-based Willsie Cap
and Gown sells a GreenGoiwn
made of the same resin used
in plastic bottles and reuses
the fabric if it's returned. Sales
are up 300 percent from a year
ago, says the company's Steve
Some say being green costs
more green.
Richard Spear, owner of
American Cap and Gown, a
New Jersey-based distributor,
says the new gowns often cost
much more than the polyester
ones he sells for about $30,
and most colleges still have
students buy rather than rent
them. "College bookstores are
there to make money," Spear
Last week in F~airfax, Va.,
George Mason University grad-
uated 7,392 students in the
GreenWeaver gowns, which
Hodges says typically cost $4 to
$5 more than traditional ones.
"Some students suggested a
(gown) swap" but since it was
the first year GMU used the
green gowns, it wasn't able to
start onchsaysisKarnaEiser-
GMU's Bookstore. She says the
undergraduate gown set costs
$49.98, same as last year's
polyester ones, and a 25-cent
donation included in the price
goes to the campus's Greening

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The Personal Care Products
Council disagrees with this new
report anld the group's rating
"EWG's assertions about the
safety and efficacy of sunscreen
products and ingredients lack
the rigor and reliability of for-
mal, expert evaluation, are not
peer-reviewed', and confuse and
alarm consumers," said Farah
Ahmed, chair of the Personal
Care Products Council Sun
screen Task Force.
nConsumers can be confi
dent that the sunscreen prod-
ucts they rely on for protection
against the harmful effects of
the sun are both safe and ep.
fective," he said. "Sunscreen
products have been thoroughly

studied and tested by qualified
scientists and regulatory au-
thorities throughout the world."
The skin cancer council,
whose members also include
the American Cancer Soci-
ety and the American Academy
of Dermatology, has more tips
to help prevent sunburns and
skin damage, such as:
*Check the UV forecast be-
fore planning outdoor activities
*Apply a 15+ SPF 20 minutes
before you go outside.
*Select products with UVA
filters like avobenzone and oc-
tocrylene, as well as protec-
tion against UVB rays, and ap-
ply sunscreen every two hours
when you're outside.
*Protect your eyes by wearing
.wide-brimmed hats~and sun-
glasses with both UVA and UVB

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On Friday, May 20, a new street sign was unveiled at St. Matthew's Free Will Baptist Church to
honor Bishop Abe Randall. Randall, the senior pastor of St. Matthew's Free Will Baptist Church,
was celebrating his 43rd Pastoral Anniversary.
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co-author of "Holy Mavericks:
Evangelical Innovators and the
Spiritual Marketplace said
some parishioners see scandal
as a spiritual spectacle. They
view themselves as participants
in a cosmic struggle.
"When you have a spiritual
world view that emphasizes the
power of the Holy Spirit and
you see all these dynamic ten-
sions in church, it's exciting to
see the forces of evil and the
power of God at work," Lee said.
"There's a certain dynamism
that's attractive and keeps peo-
ple coming back."
And then some parishioners
won't let preacher scandals
drive them away because they
say that the message they re-
ceive is more important than
the vessel that delivers it.

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Plate another possi- Black history is filled with e:
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Loyalty to scandal ridden ministers

by invoking these stories, said
Jonathan Walton, an assistant
professor of religion at Harvard
Divinity School in Massachu-
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S1263 N.W. 67thStreet

By John Blake

Six months after a sex scandal
involving New Birth's senior pas-
tor, Bishop Eddie Long, became
public, the megachurch no lon-
ger packs them in. Yet there are
loyalists who have not joined the
Last fall, four young men ac-
cused Long of using his spiritual
authority to pressure them into
sexual relationships, charges
that Long has vehemently denied.
Last week, the parties reached
an out-of-court settlement.

Why do some people stick by

their pastor even when everyone
else in the church seems to be
Some do it because they've
placed a "spiritual firewall"
around their pastor, and in their
own mind, said Sue Thomnpson,
a professional speaker who at-
tended a church that disinte-
grated after a pastor's extramar-
ital affair was exposed.
She said some parishioners
cannot leave a pastor because
they credit him or her with a
life-changing event, such as in-
spiring them to overcome drug
addiction or turning around a
disastrous marriage.
To accept such a pastor's
guilt, she said, would lead them

Mt. Zion A.M.E. (hurch
15250 N.W. 22nd Av enue

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93rd Street communityy
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93rd Street

Mis onry Bap eiste

Sometimes, people stick by
an embattled pastor for voy-
euristic reasons they like
watching "train wrecks," said
one sociologist who has studied
Shayne Lee, a sociologist and

Christians disagree about when the

in which Paul wrote namely,
the pattern and practice of the
triumphal return to Romne of the
Roman armies," the Reformed
theologian stated.

These adherents believe the
New Testament era church is the
initial phase of Christ's kingdom
and that the church will win oc-
casional victories in history but
ultimately fail in her mission,
Sproul stated. The church will
become corrupted to the point
of apostasy a total desertion
of or departure from one's reli-
gion and then pass through an
unprecedented time of tribula-
tion. That will then be followed
by Christ's return to rapture his
church, the battle of Armaged-
don, the earthly 1000-year reign
of Christ, another massive rebel-

lion by Satan after being loosed,
God intervening and rescuing
Christ and the saints, and then
the final resurrection and final

They believe that as the power
of the Gospel and church will be~
come greater rather than small-
er. And as the church fulfills the
Great Commission there will be
great blessing in the world. After
1,000 years of this, Jesus will
return with the final judgment.

Full preterists believe that all
of the specific events prophesied
in the New Testament regard-
ing the end times have already
taken place in the first century.
That would include the return
of Jesus, the great resurrection
and the rapture.

end times woill occu
By AudreV Barrick

While no person knows the
hour of Christ return, does
anyone know what that day
may look like when it finally
does come?
Ligomier Ministries, a prom-
inent Reformed education or-
ganization, released a series
of teachings on the subject of
the last days to provide some
clarity amid apparent confu-
"There's all kmnds of debate
about what actually is going
to take place in the rapture
and again when the rapture
will take place," said promi-
nent theologian Dr. R.C-
Sproul, founder of Ligonier.

Adherents of this theolo ical
view expect the rapture to take
place, where the church will be
caught up to meet Jesus in the
air, right before a period of great
tribulation. Afterward, Jesus
will return again with the saints
for his final manifestation and
reign for a thousand years.
Disagreeing with this view,
Sproul pointed to the imagery
that the Apostle Paul used in
his account of the rapture in the
New Testament book of 1 Thes-
"The whole point of the im-
agery here echoes and reflects
something that was common-
place in the contemporary world


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13650 N.E. 10th Avenue

Annual prayer luncheon at

Apostolic Revival Center
The Women's Ministry of the
Apostolic Revival Center invites
you to attend our Tenth annual
Prayer Luncheon at 11 a.m.,
Saturday, June 11 at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel, Miami.
The theme will be "Resilient
Worrer1 of God, Cast Down, But
Not Destroyed. "
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The speaker will be Sister
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Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3rd Avenue

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pital. Arrange-
ments are in- ,
complete. .

TERRY WATKINS, 51, trans-
porter, died May 23 at Memorial
Regional Hospital. Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday in the chapel.

SGT. ROBERT A. BOYD, 82, re-
tired City of Mi-
ami police offi-
cer, died May 30 0
at home. Sur-
vivors include: ,
one sibling; nine
children; grand- ,
children; great- ~L "
and a host of other adoring fam-
ily and friends. Viewing 4-8 p.m.,
Friday. Service 1 p.m., Saturday
at Martin Memorial A. M. E., Rich-
mond Heights.

Nakia Ingraham
IVAN TULLOCH, 64, engineer,
died May 27 at University Hospital
Service 2 p.m., Thursday at
Lauderhill Baptist Church.


Hadley Davis
duction worker,
died May 20.
Services were
held. '.

CHARLES SPANE, 49 realtor,
died May 22.
Services were

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Gil Scott-Heron, the p
recording artist whose
pated spoken style and n
critiques of politics, raci
mass media in pieces li
Revolution Will Not B3
vised" made him a notab
of black protest culture
1970s and an importaJ
influence on hip-hop, (
Friday at a hospital in n
tan. He was 62 and had
longtime resident of Har
His death was announ
Twitter message on Frid;
by his British publisher
Byng, and confirmed ea
urday by an American
sentative of his record la
The cause was not imm
known, although The A
ed Press reported that
he had become ill after
returning from a trip
to Europe.
Scott-Heron often
bristled at the sugges-
tion that his work had
p ef grd rap.t "I don't

blame for it," he said in
an interview last year
with the music Web
site The Daily Swarm.
He preferred to call hi
"bluesologist," drawing
traditions of blues, ja
Harlem renaissance poe

Yet, along with the woI
Last Poets, a group of B!
tionalist performance po
emerged alongside him
late 1960s and early '70:
Heron established muc
attitude and the stylistic
ulary that would char
the socially conscious
early rap groups like Pu
emy and Boogie Down
tions. And he has remain
of the DNA of hip-hop b:
sampled by stars like
"You can go into Ginsb:
the Beat poets and Dy]
Gil Scott-Heron is the
festation of the modern
Chuck D, the leader o
Enemy, told The New YI
2010. "He and the Last P
the stage for everyone el
Scott-Heron's career
with a literary rather
musical bent. He was
Chicago on April 1, 19
reared in Tennessee a.
York. His mother was a l

and an English teacher; his es-
tranged father was a Jamaican
soccer player.

sm and In his early teens, Scott-Her-
ke "The on wrote detective stories, and
e Tele- his work as a writer won him
,le voice a scholarship to the Fieldston
Sin the School in the Bronx, where he
nt early was one of 5 Black students in
died on a class of 100. Following in the
Mlanhat- footsteps of Langston Hughes,
Been a he went to the historically black
lem. Lincoln University in Penlnsyl-
ced in a vania, and he wrote his first
ay night novel at 19, a murder mystery
, Jamie called "The Vultur e." A book of
rly Sat- verse, "Small Talk ;\t 125th anld
Srepre- Lenox," and a second noel.
Ibel, XL. "The Nigger Factory," soo~n fol
ediately lowed.
.ssociat- Working with a college fr-iend.
-- Bian acksocn.
Scott -Heion: rurneid
to music in? search
of a wider audincrce.
His: hrst album.
a "Small Talk; ;i 125th
t and Lenox., w as r~e
..lea ed ubi i970 on

a small l;-bel. and
^ included a liive reci-
GIL COTTHEROtation of "Revolution"
accompanied by con-
mself a ga and bongo dr~ums. Another
on the version of that piece, recorded
Izz and with a full band including the
tics. jazz bassist. Ron Carter, was re-
leased on Scott-Heron's second
.ARY album, "Pieces of a Man," in
rk of the 1971.
lack na- "Revolution" established
,ets who Scott-Heron as a rising star of
in the the Black cultur-al left. and its
s, Scott- cool, biting ridicule of a nation
h of the anesthetized by mass media
c vocab- has resonated with the socially
acterize disaffected of various stripes -
work of campus activists, media theo-
blic En- rists, coffeehouse poets for
Produc- four decades. With sharp, sar-
ned part donic wit and a bar-rage of pop-
y being culture references. he derided
Kanye society's dominating forces as
well as the gullible~ dominated:
,erg and
lan, but The revolution will n~ot be
e mani- brought to you by the Sch~ae-
Sword fer Award Theater wizd will n~ot
f Public star Natalie Wood arid Steve iMc-
orker in Queen or Bullwinkle and Jul a;(.
'oets set The revolution will nzot give
se." your rrouth sex appeal.
began The revolution will riot get rid
than a ofthe rtubs.
born in The revolution will not rnake
49, and you loo fwve pounds thirater, be-
nd New cause the revolution will not be
ibrarian televised, brother.

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SR., beloved husband, father,
deacon and friend. Our Lord
took home his trusted servant
inl the early morning of May
28. Harrell, a native of Valdo-
sta, Georgia graduated from
Booker T. Washington Senior
High School mn 1957. Harrell
worked as a hecensed practical
nurse for 19 years at Cedars
of Lebanon Hospital and for
17 years at the Veterans Ad-
ministration Hospital.
In 1952, Harrell became
a member of the Historic
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist
Church where he served as
a Deacon, a choir member
and the President of Ward
16. Harrell's love for music
was evident when he joined
the Miami Oratorio Society
in 1977 and was a stand-
ing member for 33 years. In
2001, he served as a trusted
board member for the Afri-
can American Performmng
Arts Community Theatre (AA-
He is survived by his lov-
ing wife, Leotha Sands Harrell
and two sons, Theordore R.
Harrell Jr. and Keith A. Har
Viewing 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Fri-
day at Range Funeral Home.
Service 10 a.m., Saturday at
the Historic Mount Zion Mis-
sionary Baptist Church.

Death Nlotice

Service 2 p.m.,
Saturday in the
chapel .

died Ma 4 a
home. Survivors
includes: sons
William E. Mar
tin. Pastor Jes-
se Martin, Jr ,
Harold Martin,
Robert Spann
and Charles

64, laborer, died --
May 20. Ser-
vice 10 a.m..
Saturday in the

ODELL HUGHLEY, 68, truck
driver, died May
26. Service 12
noon, Saturday
at Word of Truth.

fied nurse assis-
tant, died May
28. Service 11 .
a.m., Saturday
at 93rd Street
Missionary Bap-
tist Church

driver, died May 19. Services were

GEORGE JONES. 85. military,
died May 23 Services were held.

M\cCloud & Sonrs
61, retired man-
ager of Miami
Dade Parks
and Recreation
died May 17
in San Diego,' /Yrsll`
CA. Daughter
of Robert and
Doris Everett; born in Cairo. GA.
Dorothy came to Miami at age five.
She lived in the Brownsville area
and graduated from Miami North-
western High School in 1967. Dor-
othy was: ordained as a minister of
Full Gospel Deliverance Church of
Miami in 1981. In deep mourning
she leaves, one daughter, Yolanda
Edwards; one grandson, two broth-
ers, three sisters, a host of loving
family members and friends. Ser-
vice June 4 in San Diego, CA and
11 a.m., June 18 in Whigham, GA.
Call 786-426-0921 for further infor-

Spann; one daughter, Helen J.
Spann. Service 11 a.m., Saturday
at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 698
NW 47th Ter Miami.

Gregg L. Mason
scaping, died
May 21 in Mi-
ami Lakes. '
Survivors in-
clude: parents,
Brunetta Rolle
and Sylvester
Lewis; and son,
Sylvester Lewis-
Service 12 p.m.. Saturday at An-
tioch Missionrary Baotist of IVinmi

SIMMVONS, 85, made her
transition from Earth to
Eternity May 27. She was an
alumnus of Booker T. Wash-
ington class of 1946. Her
cox;one teaching career spanned 34
k" Ray; an years until her retirement
, cotusin from Little River Elementary
m .Satr-in 1994. She was a dedicated
member of National Sorority
of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., Al-
/Apha Delta Chapter of Miami,
SFL serving as Basileus from
a "OD.", Survivors include sister,
-Mary Jones (Clarence, de-
ceased) and children, Joseph
(Darlene) Adams, Janie Fa-
vors, Milton Adams, Beverly
Bradley, and Angela Johnson;
and a host of grandchildren,
b great grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, and cousins.
Service 11 a.m., Saturday at
New Vision for Christ Minis-
In; broth-
tries. Arrangements entrusted
Service to Wright and Young
. Calvary '

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lorial Re-
nents are


ON, JR.,
at Jack-
Services 4:30 P. M., TU E S DAY

sister of the
late lord Fish
Ray died May
26 at Jackson
Hospital. She is
survived by her
sisters, inez Wil-
liams, Rebecca--
Lawson and Eunice Wil
brother, Daniel "Big Blacl
host of nieces. nephews
and friends. Service 2 p.r
day in the chapel.

63, retired died
May 30 at Jack-
son Memorial
Hospital. Survi-
vors includes.
wife, Vanessa;
children, Der-
rick and Aubry,
mother, Etta
Mae; sister, Dorothy Jea
ers, Otha and Willie Lee
10 a.m., Saturday at Mt.
M.B. Church.

Wright and Yol
ROY, 56, died
May 28. Memo-
rial Service 6-9
p.m., Friday at
Bethel Apostolic
Temple. Service

uday t Beta-
Apostolic Tem-~
ple, 1855 NW 119 Stree
of flowers the family is re
monetary donations.

shier, died May 26 at Mem
gional Hospital. Arranged

51, painter, died May 24
son Memorial Hospital.
were held.

well accomplished spoken
word entertainer, died early
morning May 29 in North Mi-
ami. Preceded in death by
his mother, Rudy D. Bell. He
leaves to cherish his memory:
a grieving fianc6, Casandra
"Sandi" Davis; father, Willie
Bell, Sr.; son, Travis Bell; sib-
lings, Lovie Singleton, Curtis
Fullwood, Jr., Raymond Full-
wood, Cailvin Bell, Cynthia
Bell-Lewis, Tremaine Robbins
and Latesha Bell. Service 1
p.m., Saturday at Upper Room
Ministries of Miami Gardens,
3800 NW 199 Street; Miami
Gardens, FL 33050.


retired police '
officer, died May
rvi 1thome.

can Luke M. .

dealer, died May
16 at Jackson
Me mo ri al
Hos pi t al .
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at
E benez er
Baptist Church
of Hollywood.


Hall Ferguson Hewitt
tired bus op-
erator, died May
23 at Jackson .
Memorial Hos-
pital. Survivors
include: chil-
dren, Sarena, "
Jacqueline, and
Oliver, Jr.; sis-
ter, Hazel Hepburn, and a host of
loving relatives. Memorial Service,
6 p.m. 8 p.m., Friday, June 3 at
church. Service 1 p.m., Saturday
at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist

retired died May
29 at Aventura .
Hospital. Ser- $
vice 2 p.m.. Sat- ,* '
urday at Fellow- "
ship of Praise -.
Church of God
by Faith.

RUT IVI SPANN, 87, clerk'

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By D. Kevin McNeir
kmeneir@miam itimesonzline.com

ings of frustration, anger and even rage that seem to
dominate Blacks in America are a direct result of the
hundreds of years of legalized slavery and subse-
quent centuries of Jim Crow laws and other forms
of racism. She also believes that by taking a frank
look at this country's history, one will see that the
behavior of Blacks today reflects our efforts to adapt
to the "stifling effects o~f chattel slavcry- and ongo-
ing opipreSSlion
Lear;. < CLnilersit:. realizes that mnan\- of us. both Black~
and w~hite. belie\e that sla\terv Is an issuei o~f the
past that it Is merr with its im--pac~t long
gone i-lotte' er. 'L Pier concept oil
pojst traumratic BI slav;e s, nd rome
-, Please turn to

The trauma of slavery and its continued psy-
chological, emotional and even physical impact on
Blacks is what clinical psychologist and educator
Dr Joy DeGruy Leary says is why members
of ou~r race con-tinue to main-tain
certain negatirve attitudes, d:,s-
functional actions and poor self-
In her proocati?e book. Post
Traumatic Sla\te Sindrome- .4mner-
ica's Legaci! af Enduring Injuiring
and Healing, she poSits thatl feel-




By Thya Pendleton

Yes, Evelyn, Tami, Shaunie, Suzie, Royce,
and Jennifer are back for Season three
of the "Basketball Wives" series, not to be
confused with "Hip-Hop Wives," "Football
Wives," "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"
and "Mob Wives." No doubt, this season will
include more of the drink-throwing, man-
sharing, weave-snatching drama we've come
to expect. And that's just from Tami, al-
though apparently a few others get it in this
year as well.
When Season two ended, Evelyn and
Tami were at odds after Evelyn told Tami
she'd had an affair with Tami's ex-husband,
former NBA star Kenny Anderson. Jen-
nifer was finally divorcing her estranged
husband Eric Williams, and it seemed that
Royce was defending herself, as the entire
group turned on her. Shaunie was once
again the den mother who showed her tr ule
colors, participating in the verbal beatdov. n
of Gloria Govan, but it's hard to say if that's
just a persona she's adopted for the show.
Tami, of course, was the crew's resident
hell-raiser, ready to fight at the drop of a
dime over meaningless slights, including the
now-famous fight over food stamps.
So, if the cattiness, brattiness, drama and
trauma appeal to you, fasten your seatbelts
for Season three, which sends the ladies on
a field trip to New York City to get a little
more insight mnto their backgrounds and
what may have led them to the choices and
lifestyles they now enjoy.
"Basketball Wives" premiered on Monday,
May 30 at 8 p.m. on VH-1.

Kerry Washmngton

StarS in Shonda

Rhimes' 'Scandal'

BV Yannique Benitez

Kerry Washington is set to take on the
starring role in 'Grey's Anatoml' creator
Shonda Rhimes upcoming new show, 'Scan-
The Washington D.C.-set show is based on
real-life crisis manager and public relations
guru Judy Smith, whose resume includes
advising Mlonica -
Lewinsky during the
Clinton scandal, and ,M :
playing a key role in
the Iran-Contra in- w -
vestigation as well as
the Clarence Thomas.
Supreme Court con-
firmation hearings..
Smith also served as .
White House deputy
press secretary for
Pres. George H. W.- W\ASHINGTON
Bush. .
Expect alot of dramaminthis new series,
as 'Scandal' is said to "revolve around the
life and work of a professional crisis manag-
er and her dysfunctional staff.' Washington
leads the "gladiators in suits" as Olivia Pope,
a former media relations consultant to the
President. Although Pope has opened up her
own firm, she can't seem to cut ties with-her
past "professionally and personally," accord~
ing the show's official synopsis.
Washington's Pope is described as "styl-
ish but weary, too smart for her own good,
something of a legend, formidable, driven,
insightful, intuitive and fearless; heads up a
team of crack legal experts." The official pre-
miere date is TBD, but we're excited to see
what the talented Washington will do with
this starring role in a show developed by the
equally talented Rhimes,

Fi-lm producer WillI Packer Is in the thick of
bringing Steve Har\e,s best-selling relation-
ship book .\ct Like A\ Lad!. Think Like .4 Rlan
to the big screen.
W~ith Packer heading up executives~ producing
duities. alongside Har\ei, Rushion MlcDonald
and Rob Hard\,. It w~as announced recentiv that
Taraii Henson. Kev:in Hart and Mi~chael Ealy
hate been tapped to star, acco:rding to \.'arietl,
Directed b? Tim Story. Think Like a hlan
follows the relationship bent:een an aspiring
chei. played bi- Eal!. and a high-polveredd ad-
\ertising execuithe-. pla!ed bi- Henson WVhile
Hart is set to port ray\ a soon -to-be -d i:orced.
selr-po ~sd rai n hip expert who doles
Harley a- book. which \\as published In 200O9
and offers ulp his experiences about the dos
and don ts oi meceting and mating, has sold
over twro million copies w~orldw~ide making the
~Original Iking of Comed! as a Nuewr \ork Times
Best SellerT
lt s pretti amazing. Harvey-? told us about
the book s metforic success back in Februiari
2009. It really has to be some amount of favor
from God, because I have no experience at writ-
ing a book," he continued. "It ain't like I've been
there, done that. It's got to be favor from God.
It's gotta be something that he has planned
for me bigger than I could see, because I just
wanted to write a book so the women on my
show could quit asking me to write a book."
Production for 'Think Like a Man' is tenta-
tively scheduled to begin this summer.

I .-

Be once's reign is stronger than ev~er -
that was clear at tonight's Billboard Music
Awards on A\BC, where the star received the
Billboard, Mlillennium Award and performed
her new single, "Run the World (Girls)," for the
first time on network ~television.
Several of Beyonce's close relatives, fa-
mous friends and collaborators -- includ-
ing First Lady Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga,
The-Dream, U2's Bono, Babyface, Stevie
Wonder, Solange and her son Daniel "Juelz"
Smith, Barbra Streisand, Matthew Knowles
and Tina Knowles -- took part in the Bill-
board Millennium Award presentation with
pre-recorded personal messages about the
singer's accomplishments and impact. Lady
Gaga, who collaborated with Beyonce on re-
mixes of their singles "Telephone" and "Vid-
cophone," summed it up best: "You represent
the dream," she said.

The honoree herself then took the stage
in a barely-there silver number to perform
"Run the W~orld (Girls)," the lead single fromn
her fourth studio album. '-1." for the firSt time
ever. Virtual duplicates of Queen B rocked
behind her until an impressive 100 back-up
dancers emerged to rock collectively to the
girl-power anthem.
After the show-stopping performance, Tina
Knowles and Juelz presented Beyonce with
the Billboard Millenium Award, as the singer
breathlessly thanked her parents, Destiny
Child's Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and
even former members of the group, LaToya
Luckett and LaTavia Roberson.
Beyonce ended her speech by shouting out
her husband -- "I love me some Jay-Z," she
said, as the rap star smiled and nodded and
a collective "aw" could be heard in Las Vegas'
MGM Grand Arena and on social networks.


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Slavery is over but its impact remains

Dr. Joy DeGruy

Leary examines

Post 'lFaumatic

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& y Traci JackiSon Miami, FL:

Were you the mother that

raised the brother?

Mother mother, how can we complain that a brother is
no good and sometimes we are to blame.
When women look for men all we find is mice,
didn't a mother help raise that brother.
Then why should my daughter pay the price.
Mother mother, please raise him the best you can,
so he won't act like a little boy when its time to be a man,
God is not pleased with the way some men have become.'
I know he had no father, but what have you done.
Some mothers uphold their sons even when their wrong.
Never teaching him what is right.
Don't complain when he is acting foolish in your sight.
To the mothers that have daughters and sons,
think about what you have done.
Your precious little angel may end up with a man just like your son.
God gave you a son as a blessing.
You have turned that blessing into a curse.
Remember God made you a woman first.
We as mothers must do all we can to make sure
our sons respect all women.
This is something that all men should do.
Mother, if he doesn't love a woman'
how in God's name can he love you.



Miami Carol City, Drama;
and Stephanie Jennings,
Miami Carol City, Speech.
Honorable mention included
Adrianna Patrice Mosell,
Miami Carol City, English and
Literature; Catalina Vanegas,
Miami Northwestern,
.~Drama; Lourianne Apollow,
SMiami Edison, Business
SAdministration; Iiegina
Honuras, William Turner
Tech, Journalism; Geraldine
Placide, Miami Edison,
Vocational Tech; and Pulkit
Agrawal, North Miami, Social
The winners raised
o\er $60,000, fr J
needy children m
Ghana.. Marathons
on weekends, raising
money to purchase
bicycles and setting ip
workshops to help treet
the needs of those that
were lagging behind. JE
**X************* JN

Jazzing with the Bee-
Ettes and Senords and
poet corner featuring
Boatwright, Aynir
and Kobe Harden,
Brandon Lancaster, .
Akierra Taylor, :
Christopher Tynes, ,
Precious Otis, Myles
1Marion, former Bee_ O
Ette Brlyanna Rusley
and Joseph MYiller.
Some of those in attendance
included Linette; Rogers,
Debra Hines, Joann Truss,
Colette 1McCarudy Jackson,
Arleace Carrion, Shirley
Clark, I Shirley
Worthe y- Da y ,
-Brenda Freeman,
SHelen Gay, Janice
George, Jacqueline
Otis, Thelma Rolle,
SBernadine snell,
Shirley Funchase,
Eugenia Tynes,
INSTheodore Garner,
Larry Rogers, Sr. and
William Trent.
.Dr' Enid .C. Pinkney,
founder of HHHT, collaborated
with Historic Trini~ty Episcopal
Cathedral, Vice F~ayor Dorothy
"LDottle" Johnson, Dr. Edwin
Demeritte, Charlayne
Thompkins, Islabella. Rosete
and Diane W. Simms to
bring closure to the -
concert featuring I
Charlie "Doc" Austin
and the Hampton
House Jazz Band,
The Ebony Chorale, L
Palm Beaches. Ed
O'Dell, moderator and
internationally known
Alice Day. MOZE
,Ed O' Dell began
the Chat and Chew segment
by introducing Dr. Cheryl
Chapman w~hoi welcomed
everyone at the Cathe'dral;

invocation by The
Reverend Dr. Errol
Harvey, Church of the
Incarnation; greetings
by Johnson; 'and
Pinkney presenting
Sa plaque to The
Honorable Vice Chair
Andrey Edmonson,
NSON while the audience
listened to the
conversation coming from
For the award-winning
Ebony Chorale of West Palm
Beach led by Dr. Orville T.
Lawton, founder/director,
included Karl Van Richards,
accompanist and Paul Mowatt,
The audience gave
them an applause as
they left the edifice to
their chartered bus. B
Day started l )
immediately singing
and ended with ~
"Harvey" to a standing
audience. AUS
Austin, Dave ;Nuby
and Elvis Paschal filled .the
church with "Take The A Train"
and the mood turned to Jazz.
Austin continued performing
other songs and ended with
"Funky Nassau" ~to the~ delight
of the fans.
Some of those in attendance
included China
SValles and family,
Frank Pinkney, Mary
McCloud, Miarie and
Doddllebug Banister,
Dr. Larry Capp, While
Duckworth. Leslie
Rivera, KendallTurner,
While Seny, Daniel
iLL JR. and Lenora Johnson,
Commissioner Richird
P. Dunn, Garth Reeves,
Barbara Johnson, Lila Cobb,
Catherine Carter, Carolyn
and Larry Adams, Fifia and

Nelson Jenkins, Shirley
Jacobs, Denise Johnson,
Gladys Johnson, Annie
Oitey, Clyde Stephens,
Lorraine Vaught, Bennie
White, Evelyn Campbell,
Kervin Clenance, Imani
Clenance, Herman Dorsett,
Dalton Nickerson, Sterling
Saunders, Dr. Cynthia and
William Clarke III, Wilbur
McKenzie, Ernestine Cole,
Tilie Stibbins, Joe and Sheila
Mnack and 1Mary Simmons.

The sudden death of Alfonza
Carson MVozell Jr., shocked the
community, the staff at WMBM
where he got started as a news
then radio announcer,
while being the emcee
for huge gospel concerts
9 for which he was taught
~' ) by his father, Alfonza
1 Mozell, Sr. Tributes for
his home going included
Rev. Benjamin H.
Patton, Rev. Dr. C. P.
iTIN Preston, Jr., stonewall
Jackson, Rev. Larry
Mosell and solos by Brandaise
Other members indicated
missing their Dad included:
Rev. Kevin Mozell, Alfonza
(Pooh), ~Demetrius, sons;
Patrice and M~arketta,
daughters; Rev. Larry Mosell
and Dr. Herbert MVosell,
brothers; Cookie and Arttie,
sisters. Others included
Valerie, Staria Tangle Mozell,
Adriana, Eric, Vanessa,
Catina, Krystal, Nekemia,
Danielle, Katherine, Brandy,
Larieka, Victor Jr., Phillip
and. Bryan.
Services were held at
Christian Fellowship, repast at
Salem Baptist Church and the
interment was held at South
Florida .National Cemetery,
Lake Worth, FL.


The ro!al w\edding of
Marchelle Cheriss Jones
and Emmanuel Lazard
Pierre celebrated a "merger
to include Jones A4irlines and
Pierre Towers Air, last Sunday,
at Signature Grand in Davie.
It was orchestrated by the
bridal parents: Cheryl Jones,
mother; Annie Ruth Brown,
grandmother; and Annie P.
Jones, grandmother.
As the couple waited, they
were caught up in the mix
of musical prelude by Rev.
Richard Clements and solos
by DaVon'da Anthony ~and
Latricia Mobley, while the
entrance of`.M~arie Anna
Orestal, godmother
of the groom; Luicien
Pierre, father' of the
groom; Cheryl Jones,
mother of the bride;
and Annie Brown,
grandmother, prepared
for "take off."
Included in the LIGHTI
takee off plan" weri .
Juanyette Curry and Phito
Denejour: Adia Jones-
Lampkin .and Davidson
Pierre, honor attendants;
Lady Mattle Michel, Master
Isaiah Lampkin and Master
Reginald Curry, Pierre Air
Mascots; Demitri Clark and
Jameson Auguste, Edwige
Delva- and Ronald Michel,
Milna -Jolizaire and Lyndel
Miller, Evelyn. Lawrence
and Gardimyr Pierre and
Maria Montemayor, Flight
As Rev. Clements played
"You For Me" and Anthony
sang it, the bride exited from

her Rolls Ro I:ce
\\ lth Mlaster
Jeremiah E.
Lampkin. ShF-
and her husband .........
participated in
the marriage vows, exchange
of rings, marriage blessing
and unity ceremony to the
song, "For You." Then the
captain presented ~Mr. and
Mrs. Emmanuel Pierre to a
cheering crowd.
Coordinators Adia Jonres-
Lampkin, Cheryl Jones,
.NMarsha James, Amy Taylor
and Annie R. Brown I n trod uced
the bridal party. The parents
thanked everyone for
participating ort the
HP: ight as the newlywed
couple took a private
Jet to places unknown.
T he Silver Kjnight
:s.~ aw\ardees w ~ere
recognized last
BOURN VIednesday at the
SJames L. Knight
Center, while over 400
participants' waited w\ith their
parents, schoolmates and
friends. Miami Herald Publisher
David Langsberg, stated the
top winner will receive $2,000,
a silver statute, a plane ticket
from American Airlines and
a medallion, -while
honorable mentions
will receive $500.00,
a medallio~n. a sil\.er
statute and other
From the 400
participants, first
place winners are
Jasmin Lightbourn, MOZ1

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Hats off to Dannie
M. Million, president; Th~eodis
Worthey, president,. Shad
Club #25; Sylvia Williarit~-
Garner and members of' Eta
Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. for
the presentation of its 2011
Annual Bee-Ette and Senord
Presentations at Miami Carol
City Senior High Auditorium,
last Friday, before an audience,
including Melvise W. Miller
and son Anthony Boatwright,
a former top student at
Cooperative Charter School.
Sharon Pritchett. at
Honorable Official of
Ihliami Garderis, was the
Mistress of Ceremonies
an~d she brought on
Joseph and Ricky
Ml~ler to entertain the
audience, greetings by
Twyla Johnson MViller,
!ELL occasion by Faye Brown,


Darlene Gay, Yvonne
Goggens, Erma Wellons,
Thelma Davis, Janice
Hopton. Jeselyn Md. Brown.
P n as. uradks BLynchq

E, Nixopn, Shirley Funches.
Mlaude P. Newbold, Mlarcia
Saunders, Francenxia
Scott, ~Nellie Wilder, Rubye
Rankin, Dorothy Grahan,
Josephine Hall, Sandra
Powell, Carolyn Dunnell,
Gussie J. Ervin, Alexis
Harris, Vera Wyche, Pansy
Williams and yours truly.
Saint Agnes Episcopal
Church -15th Annual
Scenic Bus Tour to
Atlanta. Georgia included:
Ted Abraham, Bethany
Addison, Rochelle Allen,
Catherine Armbrister'
Rev. Fr. Richard and Virla
Barry, Erna Beckrles, Ellen
Bethel, Elizabeth Blue,
Cynthia Brown, ~Tywon
Bowe, Justina 1McGee
Brown, Alkawanna' Bush'
DelaLine Carter, Frank
Cooney, Shirley C ooney,
Louise Cromartie, Angela
Culmer, Leome Culmer,
Shirley Cravitt, Nancy
Dawkins, Ryan Everett,
Shawnna Everett, Janelle
Hall, Sharon D. Johnson
and Arthur Jones.

out to her children: Ronald,
A~nthony and Laurette,
Thrho are spearheading this
school in their mothers

m ngratulations go out
to James III and Chiquita
Gibson-on the birth of their
daughter Jasmine MVillia
Gibson born on May 1`4. The ~
very elated grandmother is
Vennda Rei Gibson and all
of the Eve and Spicer clan.
Hearty congratulations
goes out to my cousin
Garth Basil Reeves, who
graduated from Emory
University. All of our family
members along with you
mom Rachel, grandparents
(Prarth and Janie and
godfather Fr. Richard Barry,
are extremely proud of you.
Last week the Delta Dears of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
Inc. met for our Delta Dears
luncheon meeting' at the
Cantina Laredo Restaurant
in Hallahndale Beach. Our
theme: Celebrating Sisterly
Love and Friendship. Those
who attended are: M~artha
Day, Nancy Dawkins, Karen
Bullard-Jor~dan, Juanita A.
Lane, Gwendolyn Clarke,
Helen Gay, Mlargaret
Baulkan, Dah-Dah
Saunders, Zandra Rucker,

Wedding anniversary
greetings go out to the
following couples: Ted and
Donna A. Turner, their
12th on May 22; Alfred and
Shree B. Wheeler, their
19th on May 23; Thomas O.
and Dyshon R. White, their
'19th on May 23; Phillip R.
and Netter Wallace, their
37th on May 24; Enos W.C.
II: and Sandra MV. Darling,
their 8th: on May 24; Leon
N. and Tumal K. Mainor,
their 9th on May 25; Alonza
and Joan P. Ballard, their
8th on May 25.
Get well wishes to all
of you; Gloria Clausel,
Naomi Allen Adams, Jesse
Stinson, Joyce Gibson,
Lessie P. Smith, Wiinston
Scavella, MVildred "PI"
Ashley, M~arian Shannon,
Timothy O. Savrage, Robert
Collins, Ernestine Collins,
Ross and Frances Brown.
Gayle Sweeting
brought back two of her
grandchildren to Miami
with her after attending the
graduation ofArlesa who will
be a junior in middle school,

next school year
and Canteron.
They will spend
the summer
with our family. The children
along with their parents now
live in Atlanta, GA. -
The children of the late
Kathleen C. Wright of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
Inc.', who died in a horrible
airplane explosioil in Dallas,
Texas are opening a (KCWF)
school in her memory and
honor in Broward; County..
Kathleen- will .and is
remembered for many firsts.
She won the countywide
election as a school board
member. When she died, she
was. DST Regional Director.
She inspired activiism within
her community ( Broward
County). Their main objective
is to provide our youth with
the values and skills needed
to fill future leadership
opportunities. The KCWF
supports an array 'of
services that respond to the
unmet needs of the young
people of our community.
Hearty congratulations goes

taxi driver named Louis, who
helped them decipher clues
with his smartphone and
guided them along the route
to the finish line.
"Our cab driver w~as an an-
gel sent from heaven," said
Jennifer Hoffman, who added
that she wanted to find him to
tip him some of their $1 mil-
lion prize.
That. wasn't the case for fa-
ther-and-daughter duo Gary
and Mallory Erwin, who lin-
gered in third place after their
driver got lost on the way to a
dry dock boat challenge. The
race's outcome was clear dur-
ing th efirmletask: setting up

side by side so their trailer en-
"I'm gonna be livin' in one of
these if I don't win this," Mal-
lory Erwin teased.
In visibly windy conditions'

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Please turn to HOFFMLAN 60

By Derr~ik J. Lang

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lalii-
.sha Hoffman and Jennlfer
Hoffman rode past the Har-
lem Globetrotters to win "The
Amazing Race."
The sisters, both coach.
es originally from Chicago,
crossed the finish line lirst to
win the CBS reality series's $1
million grand prize. Despite
never landing on the mat first
on any leg of the around-the.
world race's 18th edition. the
sisters overcame Globetrot-
ter teammates Nathaniel Blg
Easy" Lofton and Herbert
"Flih Time" Lang to win the

S"The only time it matters
wi nng a legm81 this ast leg.

The athletic teams battled
for the top spot after traveling
from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
to Miami, Florida. The Hoff.

ve 8tha t henmosthonfilntl
part of their win was a Miami

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Celebrating Caribbean anity

Attendees walk through the festive entrance of Unifest
on Sunday at Vincent Torres Park in Lauderdale Lakes.
Unifest, the' oldest Caribbean multicultural event in Bro-
viard County, also commemorated Lauderdale Lakes'
50th anniversary.

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Easy Jalapenio
POppers S
8 medium sized jalapellos '
4 ounces (1/4 pound)
Monterey Jack cheese,
8 short wooden skewers or
wooden toothpicks
1 packet Tostitos Dip
Creations Freshly Made
Guacamole prepared
according to instructions
3 avocados
Create a slit in one side of the jalapeiios using a small
sharp knife. Do not cut all the way through the ends.
Remove the seeds and membrane for a milder popper.
Stuff a pepper with 1/8 of the cheese. Wrap with a slice
of bacon and secure the bacon with a skewer. Repeat with
the 7 other peppers. J
Preheat oven to 425oF. Sear
poppers on all sides over high heat in
a nonstick pan until bacon is golden
brown. Transfer to a baking sheet and
bake for 8 minutes.
Serve hot with the guacamole oncl I
the side. b J

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CreamyGreenOnion Whisk until ingredients are melted. Then 1eg
add ne ackt o di mixandwhik utilPinch salt and pepper
IMini Meatballs smooth. Hold over low heat. 2 tablespoons green onions,
Makes 4 to 6 servings Mini Meatballs chopped -- optional
Sauce for Meatballs Creations Garden Onion Preheat oven to 4250F.
1/2 cup heavy cream seasoning mix In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients
3/4 cup Daisy brand sour 1 pound ground beef and mix thoroughly. Roll the meat mixture
cream (pitferably 80:20 into golf ball size meatballs. Place the
4 ounces cream cheese ground chuck) meatballs on a sheet tray lined with
1 packet Lay's DiP 3 tablespoons Italian bread 'parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes.
Creations Garden Onion crumbs Once baked, add the meatballs to
seasoning mix 1 tablespoon green onion, meatball sauce and toss to coat. Serve
Add heavy cream, sour cream and cream sliced hot. Garnish with chopped green onions if
cheese to a sauce pot on medium heat. 1 tablespoon garlic, minced desired.

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Mining Facebook to make a real photo album

A fedleral grandi lury recently Indicted Nlew O~rleajns rapper B.G. tn gun and conspiracy
charges, U.S. Attorney Jim Leltten said.
Letten 531d the 30-ypear-010 rapper, Whose fe31 name is Christopher Dorsey, faces
two, counts of being a Ileon io possession of a firearm and one count of conspiracy to
obs~tructr lustlce.
iif onvricted, Dlr sey faces up to 10 years In prison and a 5250,000 fine on the gun
charges and up to 20 years and a I250,000 fine on the conspiracy charge. ,
The charges are from a 2009O traffic stop mn which of ticers recovered three guns, two
of which were report ted stolen.
According to the Inductment, Dorjey conspired with Demounde Pollard and Jerod Fe-
dlsojn to obstruct lustie by inducingg Demounde Pollard to sign a falSE affldavit altest-
Ing that Dorsey did not rpo ssess three tIrEarmS on Nolv 3, 200J9."
Both PrllardL and Fedison hjave Die jded guilty In the; case and are awaitlng sentencing,
Letten said.

AlC10r Shemar Moore has slapped a lawNsult against a driver who struck him while he
wa~s ridng his bicycle in Los Angeles.
Moore, 411, who plays FBi agent Derek; Morgan on CBS' Crimmnal Mrnds, filed his sunr
,agai;nst Phillip Randall and FIorence Rolsenth31 at LOs Angeles Superior Court.
The factor, who Is being represent by Llansay Lo~hanl's attorney Shawn Holley, stated
that he was struck from behind while he wnas riding his bake On August 1, 2009, on Sepul-
veda Boculevard.
The trial date has not been set as of vet.


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By Katherine Boehret

handsome book but didn't link
as smoothly as it should with
Facebook. I also tried a beauti-
ful new website called ZangZ-
ing that grabs and organizes
images from a variety of social
networks to create digital al-
There are ups and downs to
using photos from Facebook in
this manner. The major advan-
tage is you can access several
people's photos rather than
relying on just your own pho-
tos to create an album or proj-
ect. This means if you forgot a
camera at your parents' 40th
anniversary party, you may
be able to use a friend's pho-
tos to create a digital album
or a photo book. And because
photos shared on Facebook are
often captured using smart-
phones and shared nowhere
else but Facebook, they are
then unique memories of the
On the negative side, Face-
book downsizes photos before

bleed images spread across a
page; images from Facebook
couldn't be larger than 4-by-6-
inches. If the photos imported
from Facebook were captured
on smartphones, the quality
is already lower than that of a
digital camera, though smart-
phone-camera technology is
improving steadily.
I checked in with Google's
Picasa, Kodak Gallery, and
Yahoo's Flickr services to see
if they were considering the
idea of importing photos from
Facebook. Each of these' pho-
to-sharing services already
shares its albums out to Face-
book--table stakes in the so-
cial-networking world. Of the
three, only Kodak disclosed
imminent plans to import pho-
tos from Facebook to its Kodak
Gallery wvebsite; it will start
this in late June. Kodak al-
ready lets people use in-store
kiosks, like those in Target
stores, to import images to al-
bums from Facebook.

As kids, we're taught to share
and share alike, and nowhere
is this more clear than on Face-
book, wYhere some 600 million
users share private details
about their lives--and a lot of
that sharing involves photos.
People wcho once shared digi-
tal albums via photo-sharing
websites now simply post those
on Facebook for friends to see.
This week, I tested an effort
by photo-sharing sites to win
back users' attention: by im-
porting photos from none oth-
er than Facebook, itself. With
your permission, these sites
access your Facebook page's
photos, as well as the pages
of any friends who share their
Facebook photos with you, and
use these images to make pho-
to albums--for online or for
the coffee table.
I tested Shutterfly Inc.'s new
Custom Path for making pho-
to books, which produced a

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storing them on its website,
so the quality isn't that of the
original digital file. This fac-

tors in *when creating photo
books. I planned to make a
large photo book but had to

choose a smaller one because
the photos were too low resolti-
tion to be used as large, full-

By Mark W. Smiith

As Facebook becomes the
window to the Web for its more
than 500 million users, the
security of the social network
has never been a hotter topic.
While it can be hard to make a
Facebook account completely
hack-proof, you can do a lot.
Here are eight Facebciok set-
tings that you can check now:
1. Wlho can see what?
Your first stop should be
your privacy settings, which
Syou can get to under "Account"
at the top right of any page.
Here, make sure you're us-
ing a set of custom settings.
Click "Customnize settings"
under the grid on that page to
see who can see which parts
of your Facebook profile.
I.W hOlless. YOU useL yopr Face.-

book account as a completely
public page, every single one
of these options should at least
.be set to "Friends Only." From
there, you can make each set-
ting more specific, keeping
your photos hidden from cer-
tain people, for example.
2. Place your friends in
To make the previous tip
more powerful, place your
Facebook friends in lists. If
you begin to define lists such
as Co-workers, Best Friends,
Employees, Students, etc., you
can set each of your settings
to be visible or not visible to a
'whole list of people. .
To do this, go to "Edit
Friends" under' the -Account
menu. Type in friends' names
to add them to a-.list. Then
Anake sure that only your best

friends, for example, can see
the photos you post. Or make
sure that your students or em-
ployees don't see your status
updates. -
You also can add a friend
to a list as you accept their
friend request.
3. Who can find you?
Facebook also allows you to
set what people see if they're
not your friend. Under privacy
settings, click "View Settings"
under the "Connecting on
Facebook" setting at the top of
the page.
Here, you can set what peo-
ple see when they search for
you on Facebook.
SPay special attention to the
bottom option, which allows
you to set who can see what
ydu "like" on Facebook. Many
don't realize that by default

this option is set to show ev-
eryone what you like.
Don't want that future em-
ployer to know you "like" skip-
ping class? This is a good
thing to check.
4. Browse Facebook se-
One of Facebook's most vul
nerable features is that much
of your browsing is done with-
out a secure connection to the
website. Hackers have exploit-
ed this hole by accessing your
personal information if you
use Facebook on a public or
unsecured Wi-Fi network.
In your account settings,
choose Account Security.
There's a check box there to
enable secure browsing when-
ever possible. Check that.
You'll soon see that Face-
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6C THE '.i1ai1.11T,1MES, JUNE 1-7, 2011


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SGrace Academy Interna.
tional is seeking 8th-12th grade
students interested in playing foot-
ball, the first varsity football team
in Opa-Locka. We are inviting the
community to partake in an inter-
est meeting on Wednesday, June 1
at 6 p.m. at Grace Academy Inter-
national, 780 Fisherman St., Suite
250. For more information, call

SThere will be an information
session on TPS for Haitian Na-
tionals on Friday, lune 3 at the
USCIS Miami Field Ofc., 8801 NW
7th Ave from 5-7 p.m. For more
information on TPS for Haitians,
visit www.uscis.gov or call 1-800

M The Leading Ladies of El-
egance Inc. will be having their
Second Annual Community Busi.
ness Block Party on Saturday, lune
4 at Amelia Earhart Park, 401 E.
65 Street. For more information,
contact Catherine Cook Brown at
305-652-6404 or leadingladies@
att. net.

SFranco Nursing and Reha-
bilitation Center will be holding
a community health fair on Satur-
day, 3une 4 from .2-4 p~m. on its
grounds, located at 800 NW 95th
Street in Miami. Services provided
will be pulmonary function testing,
blood pressure and blood sugar
screening, balance testing as well
as diet- and nutrition information.
For more information or questions,
contact Executive Director Marcia
Couitt at 305-836-1550.

The students of Florene Lit-
thcut Inner City Children's

frthira nnua ancne Rciteal.
The recital will be held on Satur-
day, June 4, 2 p.m. at the loseph
Caleb Center Auditorium, 5400 NW
22nd Ave. For more information,
email childrendance@yahoo.com
or call Florene Litthcut Nichols at
305-758-1577 or Tammye Holden
at 305-600-7580.

6 Thuem okersT.. Washington
Saturday, 3une 4 at 4 p.m. at the
African Heritage Cultural Arts Cen-
ter, 6161 NW 22nd Avenue. Our
annual picnic will be held on Satur-

Pans a bin at e kor or 5 t
Reunion. Members are encouraged
to come and participate in the pic-
nic and meeting. For additional

Thfmpeas oepar at 3561-H1 3
or Lonzie Nichols at 305-835-6588.

I. Miami Northwestern C/O
1971: Please join us at our final

Pcail' Rse awrnt 40 Br -
ward Blvd, on Saturday, June 4 at 4
p.m. A family member of deceased
caososdmae is as~ke to6 IIl Cha ye
information on the Memorial ser.

i) The Sunshine 3azz Orga-
n nation aP Suh ForF daA a
Alice Day present the 2010 South
Florida Hall of Fame Induction Cer-
emony and Concert on Sunday,
Cua b 5A it 4ril.m. at theWlo2 ph
Avenue. For more information, call
305-636-2350 or the Sunshine lazz
Organization at 305-693-2594.

WCongresswoman Wilson will
be hosting a free seminar on 'Do
ing Business in Haiti' with the U.S.
Agency for International Develop-
ment (USAID) on Friday, lune 10
from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Miami
Dade College North Campus Sci.
ence Complex, 11380 NW 27th Ave.
This one day workshop presented
by the USAID will provide- attend-
ees with information on its work in
Haiti and the federal procurement
SThe B.T.W. Class of 1961 is
planning its 50th Reunion Banquet
on Saturday, June 11. Tickets will
not be sold at the door. For more,
information, chlll 305-688-7072.

SThe Miami Northwestern
Class of 1961 will- celebrate its
50th reunion, June 11-16. You must

po pm y wthi nrvatoat 3 56 5
8035. Meetings will be held the sec-
ond Tuesday of each month, Sep.
tember thru May.

SB.T.W. Class of 1967 is hav-
ing a 2011 Scholarship Fundraising
Project to award a deserving se.
nior at Booker T. Washington High
School. A photo day will be held for

11 and 12 atuBm ker T. asoh ng e
High School from 1-6 p.m. We need
your support to achieve this goal.
For further information, contact Lu-
cius King at 305-333-7128

SAre you a graduate of the
Miami Northwestern Class of
1966? If so, this is a reminder to
all alumni, the 45th class reunion
will begin June 12-18. For addi-
tional information, contact Freddie
Hall, reunion coordinator at 305-
333-8539 or Dwight Flowers at
9 54-200-3751.

WSpeaking Hands Inc., pres-

ents "Playi ng with aPurpose!i" Camp
Hands Sign Language Camp, Jule

yxeinesaer s5 Ihi dx tn qc nig t
and/or hearing impaired. For more
information, call 954-792-7273 or

i I


SSummer BreakSpot, part
of' the USDA Summer Food Nutr-i-
tion Program, will be open from
June 13-August 2011 at hundreds
of sites across Miami-Dade County,
providing free nutritious meals -
breakfast, lunch and snack all
summer long for kids and teens,
18 and under. To find a Summer
BreakSpot site near you, visit www.
summerfoodflorida.org or call 211.

SMiami Jackson Class of
1979 will be having a fabulous
50th birthday celebration on Fri-
day, June 17-Sunday, lune 19.
Events include a 50th Celebration
Banquet, 50th Celebration Luau/
Social and 50th Celebration Church
Service. For more information
about-payments and events, con-
tact Sherri Futch-3ames, treasurer
at 305-6'07-0852.

II The City of Miami Model
City N.E.T. and Partners cel-
ebrates its 10th Annual 3uneteeth
Celebration on Friday, June 17 at
the Black Box Theater at Charles
Hadley, 1350 NW 50th Street.
Reception at 6 p.m. and program
starts at 7:30 p.m. If you have a li-
turgical dance group and are inter-
ested in participating, call the office
at 305-960-2990. The deadline is
Friday, 3une 10.

II On Saturday, 3une 18, the
Dade County Chapter of The
Links, Inc. will celebrate 25 years
of service with an Anniversary Gala
at the InterContinental Miami Ho-
tel, 100 Chopin Plaza. The celebra-
tion begins at 7 p.m. Fori ticket in-
formation, call 305-613-5193.

C sB 9ker5 Til We hng~ton
urday, lune 18 at 4:30 p.m. at the
African Heritage Cultural Arts Cen-
ter. For more information, contact
Lebbie Lee 305-213-0188.

SThe Belafonte Tacolcy Cen-
ter will be hosting "Real Men Cook,"
a fundraiser to assist with the posi
tive growth of children. A basket-
bale ou~rnamentawili also be I ld
day, lune 19 at the Tacolcy Center,
6161 NW 9th Ave. from 12-6 p.m.
For more information, contact Akua
at 305-751-1295 ext. 134. *

SThe Girl Power Program,
6015 NW 7th Ave., will be having
their Girl's Rites of Passage Sum-
merTPhrogdr from 3uine 20- ugunst
24. For more information,p contact
Melonie Burke at 305-757-5502.
$I Miami 3ackson Class of
1971 40th Class Reunion is to

Pahi eH te Cal Gal D. Ro et
0839 or Sherry Peters at 305-

Majestic Youth & Arts Acad-
emy, Inc., will be having a Talent
Show on June 25 at the Betty T.
Ferguson Recreation Center, 3000
NW 199th Street. For more infor-
mantaon or og ucp o abte apa
W. Simpkins at 786-443-3277 or
email phyll is@ majesticyoutha nd-
artsacademy.com. -

N azaja the Writing Net-
work offers open mic to the Mus-
lim community. The next show
Swill be on Saturday, lune 25 at 6
p.m. at the Masjid Ibrahim Com-
munity Center, 6800 NW 7th Ave,
For more information, contact
Zarifa Muhammad El at 786-386-

II The West Perrine Black
Alumni of Miami Palmetto Se-
nior High, presents an All Class
Reunion (Classes 1969-1975) on
3uly 1-3. The three day event in-
cludes a Meet and ,Greet and a
worship service. The main event
will be celebrated Saturday, July
2 at Jungle Island's Tree Top Ball-
room from 7 p.m.-nhidnight. For
more information, contact John-
nie Vance at 305-989-1674 or
email vvance@bellsouth.net.

II Speaking Hands Annual
Christmas in 3uly-Toy Drive for
deaf and hard of children. Bring
all new unopened toys needed for

tke g el gate Plaza, 127 N. State Road 7,
Plantation, FL nolv until July 20th-
For more information, call 954~
792-7273 or 305-970-0054.

SThe Miami Carol- City High
Class of 1971 will celebrate its
40th Class Reunion on July 22-

LuertdhaeeE Ativits ei Incud :
meet and greet, bus tour of new
MCCHS, dinner dance, worship
service and picnic. For more in-
formation, go to www.carolcity-
senior71l.com or on Facebook "Mi-
ami Carol City Sr. High Class of
`71 Reunion Info." Contact Gwen
Thomas Williams at 305-625-
7244 or email gwend525@aol.

SWork from home and earn
money. The CLICK Charity,
5530 NW 17th Ave., is offering
free computer web design classes
for middle and high school stu-
dents. Work at your own pace
and receive one-on-one instruc-
tion in learning a very valuable
tra e.r Regisrto an ls

2-7 p~m. Don't wait cl ea o
come by today: 305-691-8588 or

Cleveland, 27 liercent, up,from
20 percent. -
"Couples whose employment -
opportunities are more pre-
carious tend not to marry,"
says Stephanie Coontz, so-
ciologist with the Council on
Contemporary Families. Many
"are hedging their bets wait-
ing to see if they can improve
their long-term odds by mak-
ing sure they're economically
and emotionally secure with
each other."
Changing attitudes played
a hand in boosting the rate in
other areas: Northern Califor-

nia, South Florida and New
England. .
"These are places with flex-
ibility about what constitutes a
family so that even those with
more prosperity may elect to
have non-married families and
lives," says Virginia Rutter, so-
ciology professor at Framing-
ham State University in Mas-
Couples at both ends of the
economic spectrum are opt-
ing to live together rather than
marry, largely because women
increasingly rely less on men to
take care of them financially.

Women who earn good in-
comes have more choices
"about how they arrange .their
private lives," Rutter says.
"You will find more unmarried
couples in larger cities, both
because of heavier concentra-
tions of poverty and because
cities attract young, educated
people who are not yet pre-
pared to marry.
The Census shows higher
shares of married couples in
middle-class and upscale sub-
urban areas, the bastions of
traditional American families
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Marriage is losing ground
to a grinding economic slow,-
down that has prompted more
couples to live together without
tying the knot.
The share of couples who are
not married has risen in many
places but is highest in areas
that offer many people grim
prospects for a better finan-
cial future: old industrial cities
and the Missi spi Dle eup

12 percent of U.S. couples in
2010, a 25 percent increase in
10 years, according to Census
data out recently.
?Two-thirds of the cities with
the largest shares of unmar-
ried couples were in the North-
east and Midwest, up from
about half a decade earlier.
In Camden, N.J., 35 percent
of couples are not married, up
from 28 percent in 2000 and
the highest of any city with
at least 50,000 people. Other
cities where more couples are
choosing not to marry: Roch-
ester, N.Y., 33 percent, up from
26 percent; Flint, Mich., 29
percent, up from 21 percent;

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Lofton and Lang, who came in
first during the previous two
legs of the competition, realized
on the bridge that they wouldn't
be able to catch the Hoffmans.
"We got beat out by a couple
girls, but that's okay," Lang
joked at the finish line.
Th~e Hoffmans' win marks the
second time in the race's history
ry an all-female has taken the

top spot.
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work graduate student, said
that she would use part of her
winnings to pay off her student
loans, while Jennifer Hoffman
said she would use her money
to contribute to several chari-
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By Brendan Farrington

Florida's minimum wage will increase by six
cents an hour to $7.31 on June 1 after a judge
agreed that the state's employment agency was
miscalculating the rate.
The Agency for Workforce Innovation posted no-
tice of the increase on its website recently, the day
after a Leon County judge ordered the increase.
The decision will affect about 188,000 workers
and those working 40-hour weeks will earn an
additional $128aannuall retd lriaslws

wage earners will have a little bit more to make
ends meet and will have some measure of protec-
tion from higher prices eroding their earrings,"
said Jose Javier Rodriguez, an attorney with Flor-
ida Legal Services, who, along with the National
Employment Law projected


fled a lawsuit claiming the
state was miscalculating its minimum wage.
Grov. Rick Scott was disappointed in the deci-
sion, but will not appeal it, said spokesman Brian
"Florida's rate can never go down and it's
pegged to inflation, so over time it will make Flor-
ida's rate substantially higher than the federal
rate," Burgess said. "In the long run it will make
Florida very uncompetitive."
Voters passed a constitutional amendment in
2004 that set a state minimum wage that would
increase with inflation.
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of four individual
workers and three groups representing low-wage
employees, claimed the agency violated the state
constitution by keeping minimum wage at the
$7.25 federal rate, where it was last year, instead
of raising it to $7.31 to account for inflation.
The minimum wage for workers like waitresses
and bartenders who earn tips will increase from
$4.23 to $4.29 per hour.

How to stop


Homeowners facing foreclosure
may wish to attend Commissioner
Barbara J. Jordan's Foreclosure
Prevention 8< Homebuyers' As-
sistanc Crl niev tSaurbdeah, June .

at the Smith Conference Center
at Florida Memorial University,
15800 NW 42nd Ave., from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. The Miami-Dade Hous-
ing Finance Authority and Miami-
Dade Affordable Housing Foun-
dation, Inc. have partnered with
Jordan in organizing the event.
Homeowners will be able to
speak with lenders about ways

their property
from f reclosure,

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f, only discuss
foreclosure pre-
vention, but also
advise attend-
JORDAN ees in default

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tion and anticipated lender ses-
sions. Homeowners should bring
copies of documentation showing

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income tax returns and W-2 forms
and any other paperwork that
shows proof of financial hardship.
"This clinic will allow prop-
erty owners to meet face-to-face
with their lenders to discuss and
potentially work out any problems
with their mortgage," Jordan said.
"While facing foreclosure is wor-
risome and difficult, it is impor-
tant for homeowners to know the
process in order to prevent it from
happening to them."
Representatives from Bank of
America, CHASE, OCWEN, and
Wells FargofWachovia will be on
hand to answer questions and
in some cases offer on-site loan
modifications. Attorneys will also
be on hand to provide legal advice,
For more information, call 305-

Lifest yl changes

due to higher gas

By Ryan MacClanathan

By Ryan MacClanathan

President Barack Obama and his family appear
to have gotten a bit wealthier over the past year,
but they are taking few chances when it comes to
investing their millions.
Obama and his wife, Michelle, had assets val-
ued between $2.8 million and $11.8 million in
- 2010, according to their recently released finan-
cial disclosure report. That range was higher
-than what they reported for 2009, when their
disclosure form reported assets between $2.3
million and $7.7 million.
The Obamas are allowed to be somewhat vague
about their financial situation, hence the wide
range in values.
The bulk of the Obamas' wealth is invested in
about the most conservative way possible, help-
ing to fund the ballooning federal debt by buying
Treasury securities, which currently pay from
about 0.25 percent annually for short-term bills

to a bit over three percent for 10-year notes.
The couple has between $1.1 million and $5.25
million invested in Treasury bills. An additional
$1 million to $5 million is held in Treasury notes.
Other highlights:
*The president had between $250,001 and
$500,000 in his JPMorgan Chase checking ac-
*The Obamas aren't playing it crazy when
it comes to stocks between $200,000 and
$450,000 is invested in the Vanguard 500 Index
*Royalties from the president's two books -
"Dreams from My Father" and "The Audacity of
Hope" totaled between $1 million and $5 mil-
lion last year. In comparison, his annual salary,
is $400,000.
*The couple's children will have a well-funded
education. Between $100,000 and $250,000 is
invested in a 529 plan for daughters Sasha and

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As gas prices rise, more than
half of Americans say they
have made changes to their life-
style, according to a new Gallup
The most common adjustment:
driving less.
Nearly 67 percent of Americans
say the cost of fuel has caused.fi-
nancial hardships in their house-
holds (showni in the graph above).
Low-income Americans are most
likely to say rising prices are
causing financial hardships.
The poll, conducted Mayl12-15,
fourid that among the 53 per-
cent of Americans who report
having made major lifestyle
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Facebook is primarily geared
to personal social networks,
so finding the scoop on how
businesses can market to that
audience can be a challenge.
For tips, USA TODAY checked
in with Nicole Krug, who runs
Washington, D.C.-based Social
Light, which works with small
businesses on their Facebook
and Twitter pages.

.Facebook has a tab at the
bottom of every page inviting
anyone to "create a page."
Click one of the six choices,
which include local business,
band or artist, brand or prod-
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or cause. If you already have
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have a Facebook page, people
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you've got to do things to get
people there."
She says that just having a
Facebook page isn't enough -
the social network has to be
combined with your website,
Twitter and e-mail, marketing.
All three should mention the
Facebook page in an integrat-
ed way. "This takes a serious
time commitment, but it will
pay off."

Have your Facebook page
mirror your website. Go to
Facebook's Developer page at
facebook.com/developers and
set up a Facebook "app" that
will add a tab from your exist-
ing website to your Facebook
page. This step isn't for new-
bies you'll need to either
know your way around how to
create a website or pass it on
to someone who can do this for

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computer skills, creating
slide presentations, editing
home videos, organizing
digital photos and creating
albums, making flyers and
signs for small businesses
- the list goes on and on.
How can a child spread
the word about the ser-
vices he is offering?
He can start by tell-
ing friends and neighbors
about his services by dis-
tributing flyers and even
using social networking
sites. Despite the ease of
technology, never discount
the value of old-fashioned

phone calls and visits with
friends and family. Pound-
ing the pavement is still
an effective and reward-
ing means of spreading
the word. Adults will be
impressed with the child's
work ethic, which often
translates into sales.
When is a work permit
required, and where do
you get one?
Check with your state's
child labor laws to find out
if a work permit is required.
Generally, you don't need a
work permit: if the job is in
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are cut-
ting back on
vacation travel,
15 percent are being
more careful in planning
errands and local trips, and
15 percent have either purchased
a more fuel-efficient vehicle or
are considering it.

By Mellody Hobson

There are many ways
a child can earn money
over the summer, and the
more traditional jobs like
babysitting, lawn mow-
ing, washing cars and dog
walking are the ones that
come to mind. More spe-
cifically for teenagers, I
think the ideas are end-
less, especially with the
way teens are able to use
the Internet and -comput-
ers. Today, they can parlay
their knowledge into pay-
._ing jobs by teaching basic

By William Reed

Ensuring that every American has
the chance to improve their economic
circumstances through hard work,
saving, entrepreneurship and other
productive activities is essential to
building a healthy country and soci-
ety. With small business owners and

entrepreneurs in traditionally un-
derserved communities continuing
to face challenges accessing capital,
much attention is being focused on
the U.S. Small Business Adminis-
tration (SBA) initiatives aimed at in-
creasing SBA-backed loans to small
businesses in these markets.
Through the public service efforts of

two successful Black businesswom-
en, the 53-year-old Small Business
Administration (SBA) is focusing un-
paralleled emphasis on traditionally
underserved communities. At her ap-
pointment by President Obama, SBA
Deputy Administrator Marie Johns
said one of her core missions was "to
support small businesses in tradition-

ally underserved communities." To-
ward that end, Johns appointed the
multi-millionaire founder of Radio
One, Inc., Cathy Hughes, to chair the
SBA's newly-formed Council on Un-
derserved Communities. "To ensure
that small businesses throughout the
country have access to the tools they
need to grow,. create jobs and win the

future" is how Hughes defines her
role in this SEA initiative. A Black
business icon, Hughes started Radio
One in 1979 with the help of a SBA
loan. Hughes "looks forward to hav-
ing members of the Council on Under-
served Communities speak with en-
trepreneurs at a series of town halls,"
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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Sasha, sec-
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Foreclosed homes sell at big discounts

Prices more thanr 35 percent below

reguralr properties mn 10 states

foreclosures were 45 per-
cent of sales at an average
25 percent discount.
In states such as Ohio '
foreclosure sales may be
concentrated in lower-in-
come neighborhoods while
prices in higher-income
neighborhoods are hold-
ing up better, Sharga says.
That, too, creates a wider
gap between prices of fore-
closure homes and non-
foreclosure homes, Sharga
Discounts are larger
when homes have gone
back to the bank. Real -
tyilrac says bank-owned
properties averaged first-
quarter discounts of 35
percent. Pre-foreclosure
homes often short sales, in
which sellers and lenders
agree to sell for less than
what's owed averaged nine
percent discounts.

By Julie Schmit

Foreclosure homes are
selling at a 2'7 percent dis-
count to non-distressed
properties nationwide, but
discounts are far larger in
some states.
In 10 states, average
foreclosure discounts in
the first quarter ran more
than 35 percent below the
average prices of non-dis-
tressed homes, says mar-
ket researcher RealtyrIrac
in a report out today.
"There is massive dis-
counting going on," says
Rick Sharga, Realty~rac
senior vice president.
Foreclosed homes in Ohio
and Illinois drew the larg-
est discounts, averaging 41
percent, followed by Ken-

tu~cky at 39 percent. Other
states with discounts of
more than 35 percent were
Maryland, Wisconsin, Ten-
nessee, Delaware, Pennsyl-
vania, Oklahoma and Loui-
In some of the big discount
states, foreclosures are less
numerous, so they're less
likely to pull down prices of
non-distressed homes, says
Celia Chen, Moody's Ana-
lytics senior director-. That
makes the discount bigger,
In seven states with fore-
closure discounts higher
than 35 percent Delaware,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Okla-
homa, Pennsylvania, Ten-
nessee and Wisconsin
foreclosed homes were less
than 20 percent of first
quarter sales, RealtyTrac

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data .indicates. Foreclo-
sures made up 28 percent
of U.S. first-quarter sales.
In Nevada, foreclosures
were 53 percent of first-
quarter sales, the highest
in the U.S. The average
foreclosure discount was
less than 18 percent. Fore-
closures are more likely to

drive down prices of non-
distressed properties in
Nevada because there have
been so many, Sharga says.
First-quarter foreclo-
sures were 45 percent of
home sales in California,
while the average foreclo-
sure discount was nearly
34 percent. In Arizona,

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under "Apps and Web-
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of the page.

convenience, such as
integration with the
popular Instagram
photo-sharing app or
commentidg services
on news websites. But
there are certainly
some you could lose.
Click the X next to
any app you want ~to
yank your information
7om Even your
friends' apps know
you, too
This one is even scar-
ier. On the same app
privacy page, check
out the subhead that
says "Info accessible

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idea were ever given ac-
cess. To disallow this,
click on edit settings
and uncheck all the
boxes that allow you to
choose what about you
can be shared with
apps that your friends
add. Click save.
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Latifah says. The col-
lection includes "cock-
tail dresses. Cool pon-
chos. Classic pieces.
Handbags that are fly.
Size 2-24. I want to
make clothes for all
women. We all want to
look beautiful."
Work aside, Latifah
says, she does see
herself slowing down
at some point. Could
she ever picture her-
self living on a farm
surrounded by a gag-
gle pf kids?
"A farm. A yacht. An
island," Latifah says.
"I'm kind of raised in
Virginia and Mary-
land, too, so farm is in
my blood. Fresh pro-
duce in the spring."
And yes, bambinos
are in her future, but
she can't or won't say
"I won't be the first
person who's had a ca-
reer and had a family.
When that happens, it
will happen organical-
ly, and my business
will have to adjust to
my personal life.
"I'm not going, to
stop life for business.
My life, my family,
my friends those
things are much more
important than busi-

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under privacy. Then
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individually approve
each computer or mo
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into your account. .
You can name each
computer you use
Facebook with (work,
home, laptop, iPhone,

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your account settings,
click on "Account Se-
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text message when
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The irons in the fire
will pay later, but they
require the dedication
She's particularly
proud of Single Ladies,
VH1's first scripted
series. It's a more ur-
ban Sex and the City,
focused on three best
friends (Stacey Dash,
LisaRaye McCoy,
Charity Shea) as they
date, mate and com-
miserate. Latifah will
appear rarely on the
series -- she says it's
supposed to showcase
the three women, not

"We wanted the la-
dies to be able to talk
about mature things.
(Sex and the City) was
an inspiration, but the
real inspiration was
real life," Latifah says
as she goes through
clips from the show at
an edit studio inside
the Viacom building.
"We know indepen-
dent women who are
looking for love. These
are virile women who
have emotions and de-
sires, and they will be
out there looking, but
they'll do it on their
own terms." She starts
laughing boisterously
during a particularly
amorous scene feature
ing McCoy and a par
amour. "Get that kiss
on! Don't be afraid!"
Latifah cries at the
Yes, she can be goofy
and silly. Still, you get
the sense with Latifah
that she's always fo-
cused on the bottom
line, and very little goes
unnoticed by her. Lati-
fah's business partner,
Shakim Compere, has
known Latifah for 30
years back when
she was still known

"I intended on retiring at 40": But Queen
Latifah photographed in an editing room in New
York< City for her new V H1 series, Single Ladies,

is 41 and shows no signs
as Dana Owens in -
East Orange, N.J. He
calls her "one of the
smartest people I've
ever met. I don't think
anything gets by her.
People may think that
they got something by
her, but that's only
because she lets you
think that."
The two run Flavor
Unit Entertainment,
the production com-
pany that released
Iast year's Just Wright
and 2005's Beauty
Shop, as well as Sin-
gle Ladies.
Latifah -who
earned an Oscar
nomination for 2002's
star-studded musical

of slowing.
Chicago-- isn't shy
about her ambition or
the fact that she views
herself as a brand-

Her appeal, Comp-
ere says, is approach-
ability. "Every woman
can relate to her. The
average person will
see Dana walking in
East Orange with-
out bodyguards. She
doesn't put on any
Each project has to
reflect what Latifah
stands for. In the case
of HSN: "good living,
affordability, sorie
sexiness and avail-
ability to the masses,"

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University with more
than $116,000 in stu-
dent loans. Since then,
Palazzolo has paid off
his private loan from
the New Jersey Higher
Education Student As-
sistance Authority and
whittled his remain-
ing loan balance to
$j51,777. His goal is to
pay that off by 2013.
Palazzolo, who works
as a lending officer for a
non-profit financial in-
stitution, says he made
the minimum payment
for his federal loans
so he could contribute
as much as possible
to his private loan. He
has also made a lot of
personal sacrifices: He
has two roommates,
drives an 11-year-old
Honda Civic and earns
extra money teaching
part: time at two local
colleges. "It's not where

thought I would be at
30," he says. "I thought
I would be married with
a kid, but: if you can't
afford it, you shouldn't
pursue it,
4. Select a repay-

ment plan.
For federal student
loans, monthly pay-
ments are based on
a 10-year repayment
schedule. But if those
payments are too high,
or you're trying to pay
off private loans first,
the options are:
*Extended repay-
ment. This will extend
loan repayment of your
federal student loans
for up to 25 years. To
qualify for extended
repayment, you must
have at least $30,000
exclusively in FFEL
or Direct Loans. You
won't qualify if you
have $15,000 in Direct
Loans and $15,000
in FFEL loans, says
American Student As-
sistance, a non-profit
that provides loan-re-
payment assistance.
*Graduated repay-
ment. With this pro-
gram, you pay the in-
terest on your loan for
up to four years. Your
payments will then
gradually increase so
the loan will be repaid
Please turn to LOANS 10D

thern controlled

By Sandra Block

This year's college
graduates will get a
lot of advice over the
next few weeks from a
parade of commence-
ment speakers. Find
your passion. Believe
in yourself. Take risks.
But here's something
graduates probably
won't hear from the
dignitary at the podi-
umn: Pay your student
That's too bad, be-
cause the consequenc-
es of defaulting on stu-
dent loans are nothing
short of catastrophic.
Your credit score
will plummet, mak-
ing it more difficult to
buy a house or find a
job. Your wages may be
garnished, and the gov-
ernment may withhold
tax refunds or Social
Security benefits. Stu-
dent loans are nearly
impossible to discharge
in bankruptcy, so they
could follow you to your
grave, says Lauren
Asher, president of the
Institute for College Ac-
cess & Success.

trv chh to r oiss dtahk
charge of your student
loans right away. Most
student lenders give
graduates a six-month
grace period. But don't
wait until you're re-
quired to start making
payments to get orga-
nized, Asher says.
Five tips for gradu-
ates who owe:
1. Find out who your
lenders are, and how
much you owe them.
,Ungif,.Tecently, fed-
eral student loans
came from two sourc-
es: the federal Direct
Loan Program, which
is admirustered by the
Department of Educa
tion, and the Federal
Family Education Loan
Program, a network of
banks that provided
federally guaranteed
student loans. Last
year, President Obama
aindlegis nation t~h~at

program for all federal
loans issued after July

That will make it eas-
ier for future graduates
to keep track of their
federal loans, because
they'll all come through
the Direct Loan Pro-
gram. But many of
this year's graduates
will leave school with
a combination of loans
from the Direct Loan
and FFEL programs,
says Natali Marmole-
jos, assistant counselor
at American Student
Some graduates may
also have private stu-
dent loans, which are
typically used to cover
costs that exceed the
annual limits on fed-
eral student loans.
Yiou can track down
your federal student
loans through the Na-
tional Student Loan
Data System, nslds.
ed.gov. For private
loans, look for a re-
cent billing state-
ment or your original
loan agreement. Your
school's financial aid

office may also help.
Once you've identi-
fied your lenders, make
sure they can find you.
Notify them whenever
you change your ad-
dress, Asher says.
You're responsible for
making payments on
the loan, even if your
bill goes to the wrong
2. Consider making
loan payments before
your grace period
* Depending on the
type of loans you have,
this could save you

money. Interest on un-
subsidized Stafford
and private loans will
continue to accrue dur-
ing the grace period,
so making small pay-
ments, or paying just
the interest, will reduce
the total amount you
owe, Asher says. In the
case of subsidized Staf-
ford and Perkins loans,
the government pays
interest during the
grace period.
3.Pay off your most
expensive loans first.
If you graduated with
private loans, tr'y to pay

down as quickly as
possible, Asher says.
Most private loans have
variable interest rates.
While those rates may
be low now, they could
shoot higher if overall
interest rates rise. In
addition, private stu-
dent loans lack many
of the repayment op-
tions available for fed-
eral student loans.
That doesn't mean you

should ignore your fed-
eral student loans, but
if you can afford to pay
off one of your loans
ahead of schedule, fo-
cus on your private
That's what Joe
Palazzolo, 30, of Tin-
ton Falls, N.J., did. In
2006, Palazzolo was
featuredi mas oy m

graduated from Rutgers

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which kick off in Wash-
ington, D.C., this July.
The Advisory Council
Hughes chairs con-
tains entrepreneurs
and financial profes-
stonals who provide
on how the SBA can
strengthen businesses
in underserved com-
Access to credit is an
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continued from 9D

in 10 years.
This plan is designed for
graduates who aren't mak-
ing a lot of money now but
expect to earn more in the
future. Remember that your
payments will eventually rise.
You could also end up paying
more in interest with a gradu-
ated repayment plan than you
would with the standard plan.
*Income-based repayment.
This program allows borrow-
ers to apply for a reduction

in federal student loan pay'-
ments, based on the amount
of discretionary income they
have available. In most cases,
your loan payments won't ex-
ceed 10 percent of your total
income. Contact the company
that's servicing your loan to
apply for the program. You
can learn more at IBR info.
If you choose one of these
options, you can increase
your monthly payments at
any time without penalty,
Asher says. When you pay ex-
tra, include a written request
that the money be applied to

the principal, she says. Oth
erwise, your lender will apply
it to future payments.
5. Decide whether you
should consolidate your
When federal student: loans
carried variable rates, loan
consolidation offered borrow-
ers an opportunity to lock
in low rates for the life of the
loan. In 2006, the government
established a fixed rate for
federal student loans (6.8 per-
cent for most Stafford loans).
As a result, most borrowers
won't reduce their interest

rate by consolidation .
In addition, the credit
crunch prompted student
lenders to exit the loan con-
solidation business. Borrow-
ers who want to consolidate
have just one choice: the fed-
eral Direct Loan Program.
There are still advantages to
consolidating, says Allesan-
dra Lanza, spokeswoman for
American Student Assistance.
If you have loans with several
different lenders, consolidate
ing lets you combine all of
your loans into one monthly

Black business own-
ers have the greatest
chal enges of all i20al

Minority Business De-
velopment Agency 2010
study shows Black-
owned businesses be-
ing denied loans 27.1
percent more frequent-
ly than white-owned
companies. Not since
the Nixon Administra-
tion's "Black Capital-
ism Programs" has
such high-level atten-
tion been put on grow-
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development is essential
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boe 1 camdmu irtens an
of the U.S. economy as
a whole. Small busi-
nesses account for
about half of private
sector output and em-
ploy more than half of
private sector work-
ers. As with the case of
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continued from 7D

sentative who is responsible
for issuing work permits. If
your school does not have
a representative, ask where
one can be found or call your
state board of education or
state labor agency.
How much money from a
summer job should a child
Summer jobs are a great
way to teach kids about fi-
nancial responsibility, but it's
important to balance saving
and rewarding your child for
hard work. Decide together
with your child how much he
should spend, save and do-

nate to charity. Making your
child part of the decision will
help him take this habit into
adulthood. As an added in-
centive to save, if possible,
match dollar-for-dollar of
what your child saves. Teach
the value of investing money
for the long term by open-
ing an IRA account for your
child. You can deposit both
yours and your child's say-
ings to his IRA up to $5,000
or the child's annual earn-
ings, whichever is less.
When do kids need to file
a tax return'?
Children who are claimed

as dependents on a parent's
tax return must file their own
taxes if they meet any of the
*More than $5,700 in
"earned income," like money
from a summer job.
*More than $950 in "un-
earned income," like interest
and dividends.
*Combination of earned
and unearned income that's
more than the greater of $950
or earned income plus $300.
Simply put, a child can
make up to $5,700 from a
summer job without having
to pay federal income tax.

a private home setting ~or if
the child is selling newspa-
pers, magazines or working
as a golf caddie. But if the job
is working at a retail store,
fast food restaurant or other
established business, a work
permit is usually required.
Make sure you check your
state's minimum age require-
ment for working in these
types of jobs.
To obtain a work permit,
go to your child's school, and
speak with the school repre-

continued from 60

with children. About
23 percent of Oakland
couples are not married
but only 12 percent in
Burbank, a Los Angeles
suburb. In Baltimore,
the share is 27 percent
compared with nine
percent in nearby Co
lumbia, Md.
Unmarried couples

include a householder
- the person filling out
the Census form and
someone who checks
"unmarried partner."
Most are opposite-sex
couples, but the Cen-
sus Bureau classifies
even legally married
gay couples as unmar-
ried partners.
The bad economy may
be contributing to the
increase in unmarried

couples. "Often, they
live together not just for
the companionship and
to test their relationship
but because it's cheaper
than maintaining two
households," Coontz
says. "But' unlike the
past, they are unwilling
to marry for economic
~security because they
are well aware how pre-
carious both jobs and
relationships can be."

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101 A Civic Center Area
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1075 NW 34 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, stove, refrigerator
included. Section 8 certifi-
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1150 NW 1 Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$450. Mr. Willie #6
1191 NW 60 Street
One bedroom, major appli-
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1212 NW 1 Avenue
One bedrom n bath
$450 monrt ym.A dances.

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125 NW 18 Street
One bdrm, one bath. $395
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AII appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV.
Call Joel 786-355-7578

1261 NW 59 Street
One bedrooin, one bath.
$550. Free Water.

1317 NW 2 AVENUE
One bedroom, one bath,
$425. Ms. Shorty in #1.
1341 NW 52 Stre~et
One bdrm, one bath, air and

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140 NW 13 Street
Two birm's, one bath
$500. 789-236-114 .

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One bdrm, one bath $425
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One bdrm, one bath $425.
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Mr Galler In #1.

1744 NW 1 Court
"One bedroom, one bath,
$495 Two bedroom, one .
bath $595. Appliances,
Ms. Bell #9

1801 NW 2Avenue .
Two bedrooms, one bath.
.$550 monthly. $850 to
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One bdrm one batti, $425.
Appliances. Mr Hinson #6

To1 r5 NmW 2 Cor wte.
$900 move in. $450 deposit.
$450 monthly. 786-454-5213
190 NW 51 Street
One bedroom. $595 to move
in. 786-389-1686
200 NW 13 Street
One bdrm, one bath $425.
Ms. Shorty 786-290-1438

210 NW 17 Street
One bdrm, one bath $450,
appliances. 305-642-7080
320 NW 2 Avenue
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400 NE 77 Street Road
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$950, appliances, air, park-
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security. Drive by, look, then
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467 NW 8 Street

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and free water.

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Welcome $65 includes utili-

7749 NW 15 Avenue
Utilities, private bath, air, ca-
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305-879-8148, 305-218-4746
Close to Miami Avenue
Son N.E. 84th Street
Laundry room, water includ-
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$500 monthly. 305-401-2027,
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Large unit. $650 rrithly, utili-
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One bedroom, $425 monthly,
call 305-754-1100.
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Free cable, air, appliances
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Extra large, $100 wkly, utili-
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305-474-8186, 305-691-3486
15810 NW 38 Place
$85 weekly. Free utilities,
bath, kitchen, one person
305-474-8186, 305-6p91-3486
1722 NW 77 Street
$115 wkly, air, 305-254-6610
1775 NW 151 Street
Fully furnished, refrigerator,
microwave, cable, air and
heat. Two locations.
Call 95W-678S8996

$100 moves you.In. Weekly
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2168 NW 98 Street
$85 weekly, free utilities,

3544-8bi6 3 569pl s4o8n
6835 NW 15 Avenue
Utilities included, air. $80
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Completely renovated. Three
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OK. Call 305-975-1987
1083 NW 76 Street

veneral ar. $5 monthblats,
1282 NW 45 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
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$1400 monthly. Section 8
welcome. 305-926-0205
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1629 NW 125 Street
Two bdrm, one bath. $925
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1880 NW 124 TERRACE
Three and four bedrooms
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1 941 NW 163 ST ROAD
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air, fence, appliances. $950

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5510 SW 32 Street
Two and one half bdrms, one
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Move in: First and last
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561 NW 6 Street
One bdm bo~ne bath $495.

5927 NW 5 Avenue
One bedroom, new applianc-
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$1150 moves you in.
60 and 61 STREET
One and two bdrms, $595
and $695. Call 954-482-5400
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block west of Biscayne Boul-
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Renovated, new appliances,
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Very nice one bedroom, one
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Street, $800 per month.

By The Associated Press

More people bought
new homes for a sec-
ond-consecutive month
in April, a hopeful sign.
Still, sales remain far
below a pace that would
signal a turnaround for
' the depressed housing
market.New home sales
rose 7.3 percent last
month to a seasonally
adjusted annual rate
of 323,000, the Com-
merce Department said
Tuesday. A healthy real
estate market would
produce about 700,000
new home sales a year.
People have' little in-
centive to buy new
homes, in part because
they're comparatively
expensive. The median
price of a new home
rose more than two
percent from March to
$217,900. New home
prices are more than
30 percent higher the
median price of resales
twice the normal mark-
The latest sales
numbers come in the
midst of a weak spring
home-buying season,

Analysts had been fore-
casting an uptick mn
sales for the past sev-
eral months. It hasn't
happened. April's new
home sales are 23 per-
cent lower than in April
last year.
Many would-be buy-
ers of new homes are
instead favoring old-
er, discounted resale
homes, said Paul Bell,
a Realtor with the
Prudential Americana
Group in Las Vegas.
The housing sector re-
mains the weakest part
of the U.S. economy,
noted lan Shepherdson,
chief U.S. economist at
High Frequency Eco-
nomics. Sales of new
homes have declined
18 percent in the nearly
two years since the re-
cession ended.
Last year, Americans
bought the fewest num-
ber of new homes on
records going back 47
years. High unemploy-
ment and gas prices,
tight credit and a lin-
gering fear that prices
.will fall further have
discouraged many
would-be buyers.

By Daniel Wagner

Three of the nation's
four largest 'banks
are launching a sys-
tem that lets custom-
ers transfer money
from their checking
accounts using only
a mobile number or e-
mail address.
The ~banks say the
service, called clearXl-
change, will make pay-
ments easier than tradi-
tional money transfers,
which require a bank
routing number and
move through a system
controlled by Federal
Reserve banks.
The service is a joint
venture between Bank
of America Corp., JPM-
organ Chase & Co. and
Wells Fargo & Co. The
banks expect to add
other financial institu-
tions, eventually creat-
ing an industry-wide
utility for moving mon-
ClearXchange is, an
attempt by the banks
to retain fee-weary
customers who have
embraced alternatives
such as prepaid debit
cards and eBay Inc.'s
PayPal service.
The clearXchange


system will be available
nationally to custom
ers of the three banks
The banks noted tha
clearXchange is linked
to existing accounts, sc
customers don't have
to sign up and provide
new personal informa
tion as they would wit-
"Customers will be
able to send and re
ceive money even more
quickly and easily -
with full confidence
their funds are in E
bank account without
worrying about cash
checks or higher-cos
services," said Jacl
Stephenson, director
of Mobile, ecommercc
and Payments at JPM
The service is a direc
threat to PayPal, whicl
dominates the market
for online, electronic
payments. with nearly!
100 million active us
EBay said last montl
that ,PayPal processes
$27.4 billion in pay
ments during the firs
quarter, a 28 percent
increase over the pre
viouq year. PayPal'r
revenue was $992.:
million, and eBay ex
pects PayPal's revenue

to surpass~ that of the
auction site in the next
few years.
ClearXchange will
be managed by John
Feldman, a Bank of
America employee. Like
Bank of America, it will
be based in Charlotte,

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Two bdrms, one bath. $450
1243 NW 100 Terrace
Two bdrm, big Ilving room,
central air. 786-663-4963
1524 NW 1 Avenue .
One bdrm, one bath. $495,
free water. 305-642-7080
15614 NW 2 Avenue, Apt 4

$1h0 d pot/.$ 4000 tthl .
Section 8 OK. 305-757-3709
172 NW 52 Street
One bdrm, one bath, $650,
free water and electric.

1814 NW 93 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1300 9-8557 .

1969 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath.
$500, appliances, free gas-

2 NE 59 Te rc
Two bedrooms, roance bath
central air. 786-237-1292 '
205 NW 96 Street
Two bedroom, one bath, cen-
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247 NE 77 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
appliances, water, parking.
$675 monthly. 786-216-7533
3051 NW 134 Street
Section 8 welcome! Newly
remodeled, two large bdrms,
one bath, central air, washer
and dryer included. New
kitchen, bath, and refrigera-
tor. $1C7 5m4-n 17 567

3318 NWN 50 Street
Two bedroom, one bath.
$20, aliances.

4427 NW 23 Court
SFour bdrm, 2 bath, $1500,
appliances, central air,
fenced yard. 305-642-7080
4438 `NW 23 Avenue
.Two bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8"'Welcome!
5Call 786-1251 2591
Two bedrooms, it e bath
S$800 monthly. Section 8 wel'
come. 305-758-7022
5511 NW 5 COURT

appla s oir sc rit b Irs.
$800 mthly. $600 security.
305-979-3509 after 5 pm
5657 NE 1 Court
Two bedrooms, new bath,
appliances, air, water, bars,
$70NO T ertiDel person, Real-
70-72 NE 64 Street .
Two bedroom, one bath, off
street parking, washer/dryer

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7000 NW 5 Place
Three bedrooms, one bath.
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72 NE 64 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths, .
quiet street, vii~asher and dryer
hook up, yard, pets ok,. Sec-
tion 8 welcome. $1100, first,
plus deposit. 305-270-1888

Two7 br~mNtw60 nts, cen-
tral air, washer/dryer. Section
8 OK! 786-277-4395
7929 NW 1;2 Court
Three bdrms, one bath, $900
monthly. Call 305-757-2632
8118 N.W. 12 Court
Three bedrooms, one bath,
.$800 a month, 954-818-4087
86 Street NE 2 Avenue
Two bdrms. Section 8 OK.
Call 305-754-7776
928 NW 55 Terrace

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93 Street NW 18 Avenue
Two bedrooms, Section 8
welcome. 305-754-7776.
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OKAY! 786-355-5665
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100 NW 14 Street
Newly renovated, private
bath and kitchen, utilities and
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN). 24
hour security camera, $185
wkly, $650 mthly.
1756 NW 85 Street
$475 moves you in.
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Includes electric and water.
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Heat advance to NBA ainals

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on their lateratel t team
By D. Kevin McNeir --The Heat are the becst andlc ?.
kmen eir@mliam itimeson lin e.com embtarriss ~the Bullls and the
rhe Alae~ric:k s,"' \nsta said.
The Miami Heat White Hot Road Fourll bro~ther5 fro:m A lpha. P
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the AmericanAirlines Arena last Mlaga Rcls.Jrr oh nso
Thursday, was one of many ven Gr !ady Bro~adnaz and A~nke
ues where fans of the talent-laden TIalive'r, caml1e frorm as close
team gathered to cheer LeBror.. Pembhroke Pines an~d northwe
Wade and Bosh to victory. hllaml and as farl ais Peorila I.
And the Big Three, along wit:7 linois)l and 1-iun~ts\lle~ (Alabam,
the rest of the team, did not dis- screaming at the top of' the
appoint, soaring back from a lungs at the appropriate tlml
12-point deficit with less than for the Heat.
three minutes in regulation and As thle game wIent on with- tl
stunning the Bulls to complete Heat traling b, douible digit
a 4-1 series win for the Eastern Johnson rem-arked, "Allaml
Conference title and advance to going to pull this game out at
the NBA finals. we're going to make sure wve g
The Heat now play the Wes:- tickets for the big dance."
ern Conference champs, the Dal- Johnson's words w~ere pre
las Mavericks, in a repeat of the phetic.
2006 title series that earned the
Heat their very first NBA title.
Onc~e again, the Bulls con-
tributed to their own demise,
falling apart in the closing
minutes with costly turnovers
and missed free throws. In fact,
the Heat ended the game with a
dominating 18-3 spurt, coupled
with a stifling defense that has
become the team's trademark
in the fourth quarter ever since ;
their only loss in the series in
game one at Chicago. rf

Hip-hop favorite Ludacris
brought his "A-game" to the Tri-
ple A and had fans, young and ,
not-so-young, dancing on their
feet. It was evident just how
much his music has crossed over
to other races when young Lati-
nos and whites mouthed every
word to his long list of hits.
But more than the positive -~ 1r:
party atmosphere was the col-
lective spirit of celebration that
moved throughout the crowd. Lamisheo
"Any way you slice it, this istemithbetosvnca
a party," Ludacris said. "First pionship series that kicked
Philly, then Boston, now Chicago last night (Tuesday).

Healing from racism and slavery must begin from "within"


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If a superstar athlete breathes
somehow we will know about it
seconds later, especially if he
has some private thoughts. And
with the popularity and sharing
of tweets, nothing is sacred any-
more. I remember when Bonds
connected on his 73rd home
run to pass Mark McGwire even
though .
Conventional wisdom told us
they were both "on the juice."
Some fans didn't care as they
only wanted to see history being
made. Bonds, as we know, went
on to hit 762 round trippers for

career but how many of them
are legit is not the issue here.
Most of those dingers were re-
corded with flashing bulbs or
TV cameras, however the biggest
home run Bonds ever hit oc-
curred without the knowledge of
a single sports writer. Bonds has
pledged to pay any future college
bills for the two grade-school age
children of Bryan Stow, the sin-
gle father and San Francisco Gi-
ants fan who was beaten into a
coma by two men after attending
opening night game against the
Dodgers in Los Angeles,

ligned home run king isn't such
a jerk after all. Stow's family has
said they are clearly moved by
Bond's gesture and added that
this is one gift thiey definitely
plan on keeping.
SSome may feel that Bonds ef-
forts to advance through chem-
ically-induced means should
deny him from ever being in-
ducted in Cooperstown and ulti-
mately that may be the case.
But from our vantage point,
he has already hit one home run
that should go down in all of the
record books.

Apparently this donation was
made by Bonds back on April
22nd when he visited with Stow
in a southern California hospi-
tal. There were no cameras and
no PR folks hastily releasing
statements. And no press confer-
ence was called to improve the
former slugger's already dam-
aged image. Stow's attorrdey,
Thomas Girardi, dropped this
nugget during his announce-
ment of a lawsuit lodged against
the city for failing to provide ad-
equate security at the Stadium
that night. Maybe the much-ma-

socialization," she said.
If she is correct, then both
Black families and Black com-
munities must reexamine our
history so that healing can begin.
"We must tell the truth, look
at: America's ugly, and in many
cases, destructive past,' in order
to understand the role that the
past still plays in our present at-
titudes, outlooks, mindsets and
circumstances. Only then can
can we begin to free ourselves
from the spiritual, mental and
emotional shackles that bind us
today shackles that limit what
we believe we can be, do and
have. Understanding the part
post traumatic slave syndrome
plays in our evolution may be the
key that helps to set us on the
path to well-bemng.

continued from 10

counters such notions. For her,
slavery remains in many forms
and continues to keep Blacks in
a state of paralysis and fear.
"The slave experience was one
of continual, violent attacks on
the slave's body, mind and spir
it," she said. "Slave men, women
and children were traumatized
throughout their lives and the
violent attacks during slavey per
sisted long after emancipation.
But many don't want to discuss
slavery given the visceral re-
sponses that come, particularly
from whites, when the subject is
broached. What is-interesting is
that whites will talk about the
Jewish Holocaust with great in-

terest if not enthusiasm but re-
fuse to acknowledge that Blacks
experienced.an even more devas-
tating 'Black Holocaust' that even
U.S. historians, until very recent-
ly, refused to accept."
Are 131acks still being denied
the benefits of society?
Leary's theory speaks to the
multi-generational trauma re-
sulting from centuries of slavey
and institutionalized racism. She
says that continued oppression,
linked with the absence of op-
portunity to access the benefits
available in society, leads to post
traumatic slave syndrome.
"There is no single resulting
pattern of behavior, there are
many but I have identified
three categories: Vacant esteem,
every-present anger and racist

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Bonds hits one home run worth savoring
Most people look at all-time fans at times, leather rocking
home run king Barry Bonds in chair in the locker room and a
various ways: Steroid user and far cry from the other more regu-
cheater; or one of the greatest to lar guys on the team. In this age
ever play the game of baseball. of the Internet and ESPN, sports
Bonds typified the modern day, coverage has at times rivaled
egotistical millionaire athlete that of the National Enquirer
snobbish with the media and and other paparazzi-driven



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