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Publication Date: 6/8/2011
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Philip completes probe of City of Miami Police

Crapp now waitingfor response from Chief

By D. Kevin McNeir
When FBI veteran and for-
mer Miami-Dade County Pub-
lic Schools Chief of Staff Paul
Philip was hired in early Feb-
ruary by City Manager Tony
Crapp, Jr., to review the poli-

cies, practices and protocol of
the City of Miami Police De-
partment (MPD), many hoped
that he would bring needed
change to the Department
and make a real impact on the
inordinate number of police-
involved shootings that have
taken place over the past year.

But while Crapp says Phil-
ip's job is now complete and he
"did what he was brought in to
do," many questions surround-
ing the deaths or wounding
of several young Black men
remain unanswered and the
recommendations appear to be
simplistic in content.

In his analysis that was
part of a final report submit-
ted to Crapp, 38, last Friday,
Philip, who was not available
for comment, 'T
said "these
shootings may f ..
indicate issues ', '
regarding the
selection, train-
ing, supervision
and/or manage- EXPOSITO


ment" of officers assigned to
the Gang Unit, Tactical Rob-
bery Unit or Tactical Operation
Section." Philip also conducted
interviews with past and pres-
ent members of the MPD and
writes, "It became clear that
many perceived that some of
the current officers assigned
to specialized units were not
experienced enough for such
Please turn to PROBE 10A

ACLU files

lawsuit to stop I

drug testing

By Jimmie Davis, Jr.
Miami Times writer

Seventy-eight percent of Florida's voters convinced
Governor Rick Scott that it was a good idea to imple-
ment mandatory drug testing for all state employees.
But Richard Flamm, research'scientist for the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,
thinks it's unconstitutional.
He filed suit on May 31st, in conjunction with the
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida and
the American Federation of State County and Mu-
nicipal Employees (AFSCME), Council 79 in a Miami
federal court to thwart Scott's efforts.
"For those of us who do our job well, it's an affront
to suggest we may be abusing drugs just because
we work for the state," he said. "It is an unnecessary
and costly invasion of the basic privacy and dignity
of all state workers to force us to submit to tests of
Please turn to ACLU 10A

Who should

speak for Blacks? *

"r op

By Yolanda Young

Who is authentically Black and thus
best suited to speak for the masses?,
I've thought about this complex di-..
lemma as I've heard one
Black man after anoth- .
er call into question the HILL
"Blackness" of another:
Princeton Professor
Cornel West's recent
volcanic portrayal of
-- President Obama as a
LEE "Black mascot of Wall
Street oligarchs and a
Black puppet of corporate plutocrats"
has led to a heated debate about race. WEST
In ESPN's The Fab Five documen-
tary, former Please turn to BLACKS 10A

-Miami Times photo/D. Kevin McNeir

When it comes to the Miami Heat, even fathers and sons have caught the spirit,
taking advantage of every opportunity to root their team on to victory. Pictured
here is a faithful fan and father from Kendall, Dennis Joseph, 39, who donned his
home jersey along with his sons, Denzel, 2 and Isaiah, 7.
The stylish threesome took part in the festivities outside the Triple A recently
at a Miami Heat White Hot Road Rally event. At press time the Heat still had the
edge on the Dallas Mavericks, 2-1, in the NBA Finals.

o Man killed

by police was

crime suspect
The man that was shot and killed by police in Mi-
ami Beach over the Memorial Day holiday at Urban
Beach Week is believed to be the same suspect want-
ed for the shooting of a gas station clerk in Boynton
S Beach last November
Boynton Beach police said they recognized 22-year-
old Raymond Herisse as the gunman who shot a BP
S gas station clerk on November 21st.
About a dozen officers opened fire on Herisse's car
after it rolled to a stop at Collins Avenue and 13th
Street. Police said they they found a black Berretta
92-F semi-automatic pistol hidden from view in the
victim's car. Police opened fire on Herisse after he got
into an altercation with an officer.
However, Herisse was not the only casualty as a
result of gunfire. In the second shooting, police
Please turn to WANTED 10A

City commission

to pay legal fees

for Spence-Jones
Now that Michelle Spence-Jones, a former city
commissioner forced out of office under corrup-
tion charges, has been cleared of bribery and grand
theft charges, Miami tax payers are picking up
ami commissioners unanimously
agreed to pay $113,439 in fees for
the attorneys who successfully de-
fended Spence-Jones.
Commissioner Richard P Dunn,
District 5, who took over her seat
on the commission agrees with the
SPENCE-JONES decision.
"That's what a commissioner is
entitled to," he said. "All we did is simply follow the
Spence-Jones was acquitted by a jury in March
on a charge that she solicited a bribe from a pow-
erful developer before a commission vote. However,
she is not out of the fire yet. She still faces a sepa-
rate grand theft case. The City has agreed to pay
her legal fees for the case that is now closed and for
which she was found innocent.

FMU moves towards unprecedented heights

New president surrounded by talented young staff

By D. Kevin McNeir
South Florida's only His-
torically Black College and
University (HBCU), Florida
Memorial University (FMU),
continues to make significant
strides forward under the new
leadership of its 12th presi-
dent, Dr. Henry Lewis III.
In a recent tete-a-tete with
fellow members of his fra-

ternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, he
asked for their assistance in
identifying more qualified
Black males for matriculation
at FMU. In addition, he stat-
ed unequivocally, that while
"FMU is good today, it will be
great tomorrow."
"I stand on the shoulders
of 11 strong men who have
served as president including
Dr. Robinson who is here with
us today," Lewis said. "And

we both agree that building
a world class university be-
gins and ends with academ-
ics. Given the trend in careers
and the kinds of money that
students can make, one of my
immediate goals is to pursue
the development of a school
of nursing at FMU. We are
thinking big and because we
are a relatively small univer-
sity, it's easier for us to make
Please turn to FMU 10A

Dr. Henry Lewis III, FMU
president (far right), talks
to other member of Alpha
Phi Alpha at a recent
strategy session including:
Trever Wade, Beta Beta
Lambda Chapter president
(I-r); Dr. Willie Robinson,
retired FMU president;
and Charles George, FMU
chairman of the board of
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Meltdown at the Beach

shows race still matters
City officials and citizens may be politically correct in
saying that the chaotic chain of events that recently
transpired on South Beach during the annual Ur-
ban Beach Week is all about a lack of proper crowd control,
too many unruly visitors and a few rotten apples that bring
guns to the party. And given the recurring problem of grid-
locks on Washington Avenue, scantily-dressed women and
men whose outfits border on indecent exposure, and the
mounds of trash that are left behind after celebrants have
"gotten their drink on," it's pretty apparent that something
has to be done to restore some semblance of order.
But let's get real the urgent pleas to shut down the an-
nual Memorial Day revelry, albeit covertly, are related to the
massive number of Black youth that show up and some-
times show out on our pristine shores. That's right when it
comes to South Beach, it appears that too many Black folk
"spoil the soup."
Several of our staff attended the two-day concert at Bicen-
tennial Park another Memorial Day favorite among young
Blacks. And while the numbers were much smaller than
those on the Beach, the crowd of hip-hop and reggae music
lovers spent their money with vendors and feasted on the
sounds of their favorite artists. Many even headed over to
Bayside checking out the sounds of a Cuban band and
yes, spending more money.
So, why do we have chaos on the Beach and calm at the
Park? Aren't these the same Black youth whose "culture"
has been repeatedly criticized by Miami Beach officials?
Young adults are all quite similar in their habits and their
desires most want to have fun and live today as without
much concern for tomorrow.
It doesn't matter whether these youth are in Atlanta at
Freaknik, in New Orleans at Mardi Gras or on the dunes
of Myrtle Beach and Ft. Lauderdale. Only so many people
can occupy one given space before the tragedy arises. Nei-
ther business owners nor Beach officials ever seem to turn
away Black dollars as they come pouring into the city each
Memorial Day Weekend. It's only their pockets are fat that
they say Black youth are out of control. Maybe it's time they
follow the examples of other city celebrations and put a real
safety plan in place that will satisfy Miami citizens and our

With Scott at the helm

workers don't stand a chance

Florida Governor Rick Scott didn't so much win last
September because he was the best candidate. He
got the nod because Alex Sink waged a lousy cam-
paign and, like so many other Democrats, took the Black
vote for granted. We didn't help our own cause by staying
home instead of taking our lazy behinds to the polls.
But once again it's the little people those men, women
and children who almost seem invisible and are treated as
such who continue to be the real losers.
Now, with our state's recently-adopted budget and the
cuts that have hit education, transportation, health care
and corrections, it's apparent that the needs of those most
in need of help Blacks, Latinos and the poor just
aren't high on the priority list.
Blacks have no one to blame but themselves but that
still does not let Scott off the hook the billion dollar man
who made all kinds of promises, including job creation in a
state that has been hit with its highest unemployment rate
since the Depression, on which he has failed to deliver.
Protests, like the one last week led by the Miami-Dade
Young Democrats and the Democratic Hispanic Caucus,
who were joined by large number of public school teach-
ers and several state representatives including Cynthia
Stafford and Dwight Bullard, send a clear message to Tal-
lahassee that people here in Miami-Dade County are far
from satisfied. And if we hope to see Scott take a different
stance, we're going to need a lot more protests by the grow-
ing number of disillusioned citizens.
Perhaps Scott will have a sudden revelation maybe
hell even have a "Damascus Road moment," but given the
way of the political world, where folks say almost anything
to get elected, and given our State's Republican-dominat-
ed House and Senate, we doubt that any of the campaign
promises the Governor made as it relates to the working
class, will ever come to pass.
In other words, if you think things are bad now, wait


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Blacks and A
Sunday marked the 30th an-
niversary of the first public iden-
tification of AIDS. On June 5,
1981, Morbidity and Mortality
Weekly Report (MMWR) disclosed
that five previously healthy gay
men in Los Angeles were diag-
nosed with an infectious disease
normally associated with a de-
teriorated immune system. One
month later 26 more cases of
men from from Los Angeles, San
Francisco and New York, were
diagnosed with PCP [pneumo-
cystis carinii pneumonia] as well
as an unusual form of cancer
called Kaposi's sarcoma.
Medical experts reported that
their immune systems were se-
verely compromised and said
that the mysterious syndrome
was acting like an infectious
disease that was probably sexu-
ally transmitted. Doctors had
never seen anything like it be-
fore. Soon, cases appeared in
many groups: injection-drug
users, hemophiliacs and other
recipients of blood and blood
products, heterosexual men
and women and children born

IDS: 30 years
to infected mothers. The era of
AIDS had begun. Actually, AIDS
began prior to 1981 we just
didn't know it.
Since 1981, according to the
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), 1.7 million
people in the U.S. have been in-
fected with HIV, the virus that
causes AIDS. Among the 1.7
million, 600,000 died. More

later death toll rises

they account for 45 percent of
all HIV infections and 46 per-
cent of all people living with HIV
in 2006, according to the CDC.
Among certain groups, the
numbers are staggering: Black
women account for 61 percent
of all new HIV infections among
women; Black teenagers repre-
sent only 17 percent of all U.S.
teenagers, but 68 percent of

IDS, initially thought to be the exclusive purview of
white gay men, has taken such a large toll on Blacks
that Phill Wilson, of the Black AIDS Institute, describes it
as a Black disease.

than 1.1 million are living with
the disease today. Every 9 '/2
minutes, someone is infected
with HIV in the U.S.
AIDS, initially thought to be
the exclusive purview of white
gay men, has taken such a large
toll on Blacks that Phill Wilson,
of the Black AIDS Institute, de-
scribes it as a Black disease. Al-
though Blacks represent only 12
percent of the U.S. population,

all new AIDS diagnoses among
There are many reasons for
such disparities, including lim-
ited access to quality health.
One national study found that
Blacks are more likely to skip
medical care because they
lacked transportation, were
too sick to go to the doctor, or
had competing needs, such as
expenses for basic essentials.

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Blacks threatened by cuts to public
Radical conservative politi- black employment prospects is Black America and it will get
cians want to slash city, county even greater, worse if ultraconservative poli-
and state jobs and undercut However, according to the ticians cripple public-sector
the economic security of Black Economic Policy Institute in unions, making them incapable
families. My family were the folks Washington, D.C., although the of protecting their members.
who worked for the city, county economy is showing some signs Not only do public-sector jobs
or state. My father was a city bus of recovery, Blacks in 2010 had mean economic security for Black
driver who took great pride in unemployment rates of at last families; they are also jobs that
getting people safely to and from
their jobs every day. My mother
was a community college teacher M adical conservative politicians want to slash city, county

who loved preparing her students
for success. And as it turns out,
we were far from unique: Twenty-
one percent of all Black workers
are public employees, making the
public sector the largest employer
of Black workers. The wages that
Blacks earn in the public sector
are higher than those we earn in
other industries. Furthermore,
there is less wage inequality be-
tween Black workers and non-
Black workers in the public sec-
tor than in other industries. And
in cities where Blacks are a larger
proportion of the population, the
importance of the public sector to

and state jobs and undercut the economic security
of Black families. My family were the folks who worked
for the city, county or state. My fathe

15 percent in severely depressed
states levels not seen since the
Great Depression.
These revelations mean that
the plans by radical governors
to rob public employees of their
rights, shrink pay and benefits
and cut jobs will have a dispro-
portionate impact on Black fami-
lies and communities. In other
words, white America's bad cold
has turned into pneumonia for

are vitally important to commu-
nities across this nation. Wheth-
er they are teachers, bus drivers,
sanitation workers, snowplow
operators, emergency medical
technicians, nurses or librarians,
public employees perform jobs
that towns and cities of every size
and description depend on. Their
work strengthens neighborhoods
and supports basic American
values like looking out for one


In addition to lek: .r-.r 'i~ of
health care, the death rate is
higher among Blacks, in part,
because Blacks are often di-
agnosed long after they have
been infected, reducing the
likelihood of successful treat-
Grassroots community
groups have been laboring to
heighten awareness. Wilson
and his Black AIDS Institute
have been particularly impres-
sive mobilizing civil rights lead-
ers, even getting them to under-
go testing in public. Similarly,
Pernessa C. Seele, of the Balm
in Gilead, has mobilized the
faith community, both here and
in Africa and C. Virginia Fields
has placed a lot of focus on
heterosexual women through
her leadership of the National
Black Leadership Commission
on AIDS.
Still, too many people are
walking around unaware of
their HIV status, posing a
threat to themselves and oth-
ers. That's why testing needs
to be expanded at all levels.


another, preparing ou.r childrenn
for the future and ensuring that
there is a safety net for the most
vulnerable members of our coun-
But if you believe the radical
governors and legislators in Wis-
consin, Ohio, Florida and other
states, many of these jobs are
unnecessary, and the workers
who provide them are "coddled"
because they have the right to
a voice on the job. Since Janu-
ary 2009, state and local gov-
ernments have laid off 429,000
workers, and these layoffs have
already had dire effects on fami-
lies across the country.
And yet instead of joining with
us to find solutions and protect
the rights of workers, these gov-
ernors are inflicting more pain.
Their only interest is in attack-
ing our jobs, crippling our unions
and dismantling public services.
At a time when we should be
pulling together, their tactics and
rhetoric are ripping us apart.

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using the musical
ophetic and being
ke a risk or pay a
to lay bare some
uths with such ar-
tication." Heron's
you dance, clap
stomp your feet
our clenched fists
o shout "Power to
But most of all,
and music would
comfortable with

ust does not pre-
re. To be prophetic
to discern what
Sis calling for you
present. Gil Scott
red God's call with
of his music and
Heron has passed
the generation of
ians and lyricists
s keep that torch
ire of freedom for

The prophetic genius of Gil Scott Heron
Gil Scott Heron (1949-2011) oppression, racism and suffer- superstars of hip-hop are relat- tion to me
was more than a legendary en- ing. He was urban, rural, Pan ed to past generations of poets in terms of f
tertainer. He was a social and African, and global, all at the and spoken word artists. The with the prc
political visionary that helped same time. What James Bald- answer to that question is fully willing to tal
to inspire generations of young win did with his conscious- displayed in the life and career cost in order
gifted and talent poets, spo- ness-evoking novels, Heron did of Gil Scott Heron. While at unsettling tr
ken word artists, rappers and with his musical compositions Lincoln University in the late tistic sophis
a global cadre of musical and and literary genius. Gil Scott 1960's and early 1970's, Heron music made
cultural satirists that have Heron was a determinative and refined his artistic abilities and your hands,
contributed to the irreversible, and raise yo
progressive transformations of today in 2011, there are some who question how the into the air t
the mindsets of hundreds of the People!"
thmiions of young people from music and lyrics of the current superstars of hip- the People!"
millions of young people from Gil's poetry
Harlem, New York to Soweto, hop are related to past generations of poets and make you ui
South Africa; and from the spoken word artists, injustice.
Delta in Mississippi and the A prophet j
bayous of Louisiana to Trench dict the future
Town in Jamaica to the bar- inspirational "bridge" artist be- began to branch out across dif- really means
rios of Brazil and deep into the tween the culture revolutions ferent genres of music includ- it is that God
crucible neighborhoods of the of the 1960's and the 1970's up ing the blues, jazz, soul, R&B to do in the
South Bronx and South Cen- to the evolution of the hip-hop and liberation music. During Heron answe:
tral LA as well as throughout generation in the 1980's. That the fight against apartheid in the genius c
what is c 111. u .r-I:, referred to- is why many referred to Broth- South Africa, Gil Scott Heron's lyrics. Now, I
day as the "Dirty South." er Gil as one of the "Godfathers voice was heard and felt by the torch to
Heron was a contemporary of rap." millions of people throughout poets, music
of Bob Marley in the essence of Today in 2011, there are the world. About Gil, Dr. Cor- of today. Let'
their mutual penetrating and some who question how the nel West said, "His example lit with the f
relentless critique of human music and lyrics of the current has been a profound inspira- all.

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Dear Editor,

Recent YouTube videos of
Memorial/Urban Weekend
2011 in Miami Beach show
our city as nothing short of
a war-zone filthy streets,
a drive-by shooting total
chaos on the streets. This is
unacceptable and must be
controlled before we totally
lose our city, tourism and
residents. It is not limited
to Ocean Drive or Collins -
there isn't a residential street
in South Beach not affected
by tons of garbage, crime to
our vehicles, excessive noise
24 hours a day and simply a
lack of respect for our com-
munity, citizens and prop-
erty. This is the image the
world, sees of our "American
When did political or so-
cial correctness override the
safety and well-being of a
community? This is not a
race, economic or ethnic is-
sue, it is an issue of visitors
who have a total lack of re-
spect for our community, its
property and citizens. I know
hotel rooms are filled, but at
what price and for how long?
How many events, meetings,
conventions and vacations
have been cancelled because

Student, Miami i

We need to
have a seri-
ous talk with
our kids and
lay down the
law. It is OK
to have sex,
I'm not saying it's not OK, but
we have to let them know about
the potential consequences.

Unemployed, Little Haiti

Get tested,
it's as simple
as that. These
kids know how
to have sex,
clearly be-
cause they are ___

of this nightmare we endure
each Memorial Day? Almost
everyone who lives here that I
know leave Miami Beach dur-
ing Memorial Day, because of
this unruly and dangerous
If this was PRIDE weekend,
the Boat Show, Fashion Week
or Art Deco weekend -- would
we allow this to go on each
year? I am certain that if
the real numbers of cost and
crime are compared with like
events we host throughout
the year -- Memorial/Urban
Weekend is tenfold the head-
ache, cost and damage of any
of them. Is it all worth it for
our city management?
It is time to make the dif-
ficult but correct decision to
put an end to Urban Weekend
in Miami Beach and help us
save our city. We are not Dis-
ney or Universal. We cannot
close a gate at night and go
home. We are home and invit-
ing and accommodating the
world to come and share our
paradise --not destroy it and
hold us hostage in the pro-
cess. Unruly and unlawful
visitors are not welcome in
Miami Beach.

Herb Sosa
Miami Beach

doing it everyday. They need to
get tested and we need to edu-
cate them on being safe.

Unemployed. Miami

need to start
being parents
again and tell
the kids to
stop having
sex. But the
problem with
that is that we
have babies
raising babies.

Unemployed, North Miami

Teens should be taught more
about safer sex practices. I


South Beach shootout smells of racism

Apparently, some people do
not like young, Black people
visiting South Beach during
Urban Beach Weekend. They
have coded their remarks
carefully and pointed out that
even Atlanta had problems
with Freaknik. But however
you cut it, it still smells of rac-
ism to me. On top of the anti-
Black tourist movement, the
City of Miami Beach Police,
with support from Hialeah's
police, got to have "some fun"
and were able to actually un-
load their guns just like peo-
ple playing police officers do
on TV. The result: one motor-
ist was slaughtered and four
"still innocent bystanders"
were wounded.
I say "still innocent" be-
cause I am waiting with bated
breath for the police to find
guns around the location
of the bystanders to justify
shooting them. This is an old
story: The police shoot some-
one and use a throw down

weapon" to justify the shoot-
ing. Old-time officers kept
such a weapon around just
in case. In this instance, of-
ficers took a few days to plant
the weapon. I realize that the
facts are not all in and know
that I may sound a bit cyni-
cal. However, I own a Beretta

that size in a car so small?
Not three days. Miami Beach
Police Chief Noriega states
that everything is panning
out the way they expected. I
would have to agree with him,
but I would add with a little
help from his friends.
This fiasco reminds me of

This fiasco reminds me of two other shootings in this
town. Does anyone remember McDuffie, another motor-
ist, who was allegedly fleeing police officers and there-

fore had to be gunned down.

92F it's a six-inch gun that
holds a 15 round clip. It is not
small. If the victim, Raymond
Herisse, had shot at the po-
lice, one would have expected
to find the gun somewhere
near his lifeless body. After
all, he was driving a Hyundai
not a Ford Expedition. How
long could it take a forensics
specialist to find a weapon of

two other shootings in this
town. Does anyone remember
McDuffie, another motorist,
who was allegedly fleeing po-
lice officers and therefore had
to be gunned down. Or per-
haps, we are reminded of the
paraplegic, Alphaeus "Duke"
Dailey, who was wheeling
away from a car and had to be
shot four times in the back. Of

course, the police officer was
cleared in the Dailey murder
even though no gun was ever
found. Guess he must have
wheeled away, shooting be-
hind his back before somehow
getting rid of the weapon.
What really upsets me is
that in both the McDuffie and
Dailey shootings, the Black
community reacted with out-
rage. What are we doing now?
Sitting quietly, allowing the
police to fabricate another
story that is "panning out
the way we believe." Have we
become numb to our people
getting gunned down? Do
we take it for granted that
the police will get off with a
"justified shooting" and so
we just shrug our shoulders
and move on? Perhaps, all
the fighters in this town have
moved out as have any hopes
for real justice. God save the
rest cdf us who still live here -
.we have all become sheep for
the slaughter.

BY QUEEN BROWN, COMMUNITY ACTIVIST, Queenb2020@bellsouth.net

Life is NOT
Do all married people cheat?
Or is it just men who cheat?
Take it from me women cheat
too. Some say that women
are just better at not getting
caught. However, on that I
plead the fifth. In between
covering the race for Miami-
Dade County's new mayor,
many new sources jumped
on the latest celebrity love tri-
angle fiasco. Just in case you
missed it, the alleged conspir-
ator is Arnold Schwarzenegger
alias The Governor, Termina-
tor, Girly-man and Cheater.
The alleged co-conspirator is
Mildred Baena alias House-
keeper, Nanny, Maid and Oth-
er Woman. And the victim is
Maria Shriver Schwarzeneg-
ger, alias Mommy and Honey.
Twenty years ago the
Schwarzeneggers hired Baena
to work as their housekeeper.
At some point during her ten-
ure she was promoted and re-
classified. Arid as it usually
happens with job promotions,
she got a pay increase and ad-

as simple as
ditional responsibilities, in-
cluding the birth and raising
of a child.
Edith Bunker was the zany
housewife on the sitcom "All
in the Family." Most women do
not see themselves as having
anything in common with the
infamous housewife. However,
a lot of housewives are more
like the character than they
care to admit. By no means is

a television sitcom

ful women, house wives and/
or mothers. However, when it
comes to the men in their lives
they appeared to be inexperi-
enced and delusional.
Some of us have spent our
entire adult-life in search of the
perfect family as depicted on
television. TV has been inun-
dated with these unblemished
families including: Ozzie and
Harriet, the Evans from Good

here is no amount of money that can buy a devoted hus-
band or faithful wife. Even with the biggest bank roll, im-
plants, weight-loss, weight gain, swagger and derriere
there are no guarantees.

this a put down to Edith af-
ter all she was flawless in her
role as a loving wife, devoted
mom and mother-in-law. And
so were Maria Shriver, Eliza-
beth Edwards, Sandra Bul-
lard, Camille Crosby, Erin
Woods, Jacqueline Jackson
and Hillary Clinton. They are
all very intelligent success-

Times, The Waltons, those hi-
larious Sanfords and the all-
time favorite Huxtables from
The Cosby Show. We watched
as these show biz families re-
solved some of life's most dif-
ficult situations each week in
a short span of 30 minutes. If
only life was so easy.
There is no amount of money

that can buy a devoted hus-
band or faithful wife. Even with
the biggest bank roll, implants,
weight-loss, weight gain, swag-
ger and derriere there are no
guarantees. And of course
there are relationships where
couples are faithful. And there
is no magic formula to keep
them faithful. Nor is there a
player manual to keep your se-
crets hidden. It is not all up to
you to keep your spouse faith-
ful they must do their part.
Take a look at the high profile
celebrities who seem to have it
all money, fame, looks, bod-
ies and beautiful, healthy chil-
dren, still infidelity occurs.
Sometimes, the pain has been
so intense that folks have gone
into seclusion once the tab-
loids got wind of their personal
problems. Love, marriage and
relationships are all beautiful
things. But they are also'quite
fragile. We should learn to
handle our relationships and
each other with much more

Lette r to the b p or

The "raw" deal on how Exposito became police chief

Dear Editor,

The recent article by Brian
Dennis' on "How Exposito
became the chief," let us baffled
and without understanding.
If Dennis was trying to imply
that I, Rev. Anthony Tate,
or our Executive director,
Nathaniel Wilcox pushed for

Miguel Exposito to become the
chief, it is a total lie.
Dennis, what's wrong with
you, we all asked, "Who is
Exposito?" We were not aware
that he existed or worked
on the police force until it
was announced to the entire
community that he was the
new chief.

It's a sad commentary that
you would use The Miami
Times for your own personal
small-time crab fights. People
United To Lead The Struggle
for Equality (P.U.L.S.E.)
had nothing to do with the
selection process or the hiring
of Chief Exposito, however
P.U.L.S.E. did push for and
advocate for the hiring our
present Black Fire Chief,
which is doing an excellent
job. Our president at the
time, Rev. Richard Dunn did
attend and set up meetings to
make his promotion a reality.
P.U.L.S.E. did fight the powers
that be for. his selection, did
you? No. We did desire to have
two Black chiefs in the city of
Dennis, where were you
when it was time for you to
support Adam Burden as
police chief? After discussing
your article with Burden, who
said he did not read an article
in the Miami Times from you
pushing or supporting publicly
to be hired as chief. He did not
witness a community meeting
or forum which you sponsored

to support him, why the big
push now? He said that he
is not interested in becoming
the police chief for the city
of Miami. Your article is too
little, way too late and now
you are playing the blame
game with P.U.L.S.E. Dennis,
it's not about you, it's not
P.U.L.S.E. and your jealous
rage to destroy us, it's about
our community and the need
to progress. We ask, what
are you doing to make .our
community better, what are
you doing with the precious
space the Miami Times has
provided you to encourage our
people. It's apparent that you
are doing what you do best...
complain, get a life.
As far as the next chief,
the P.U.L.S.E. organization is
not recommending anyone in
particular, but will be working
with the Miami Community
Police Benevolent Association
(MCPBA) which will have an
inside prospective on hiring
the next police chief.

Rev. Anthony Tate


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Perfect gift for fathers and graduates

By Daniel Billett

Are you stumped on what
to get the dad or grad on your
shopping list? Perhaps you just
need some inspiration. Check
out my dads and grads gift guide
for ideas and suggestions. From
shaving and skin care kits to
watches and polos, there's sure
to be something here that any
guy would appreciate.

-- .

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You don't need to spend a for-
tune to tell your dad how much
you appreciate him, so it might
be wise to buy some gifts "on
the cheap."'

Skin care kits for men make
great gifts simply because they
are a terrific way to introduce
skin care to guys who would
not go out and buy products for
themselves. And I was stunned
to find out how many guys use
drug store shaving foams and
such we are talking most if
not all. Skin needs to be treat-
ed with a little more TLC and
therefore shave kits make great
gifts for guys.
Fragrance is always a crowd
A limited budget doesn't mean
you can't wear a neat watch.
There age plenty of options out
there these days.
Other than a watch and a
ring, cufflinks are really the
only other type of jewelry guys
can wear so cufflinks make an
awesome gift.

Lack of degree
Broward candidate
By Rafael Olmeda
Broward Schools Chief Opera-
tions Officer Donnie Carter has
withdrawn his name from consid-
eration to temporarily fill the su-
perintendent's position once Jim
Notter retires June 30. Carter
was the sole internal applicant for
the position, but he does not hold
the master's degree advertised as
a qualification for the job.
ing seeking candidates, the board
is looking for someone who has a
master's degree or higher.
Notter said the discrepancy was
not caught until this morning,
when officials realized the word-
ing of the job posting copied the
requirements of the full-time job
and ignored the fact that a mas-
ter's is not required for the chief
operations job, which values work
expert's dence.
Carter has effectively been the job.
district's second-in-command
since 2007, and Notter said he
had confidence in Carter to take
over in his absence. But a formal
appointment, even an interim, is
not the same as filling in during
an emergency, Netter said.
The interim super is expected
to serve from July .1 until Sept.
12, subject to extension if a per
manent superintendent has not
been named by then.
Carter was the only internal
Carter was the only internal

applicant for the interim posi-
tion, and the board specified that
it wanted an internal candidate.
Another applicant was turned
away because she was not an in-
ternal candidate.

Denim has become a ward-
robe staple more so than ever.
We are now seeing sport coats
and dressy shoes paired with
jeans as well as seeing more
jeans in the work place. For
those of you who are a little
wiser with your wardrobe dol-
lars, there are plenty of less

expensive jeans for men, most
of which are around $50. Like
jeans, polos have become a sta-
ple in the Amercian wardrobe.

I look forward to treating my-
self to a new swimsuit every
year (sometimes it's the simple
things in life). Swim suits also
make great gift since Father's

Day and graduations are both
at the beginning of the summer
season. Of course being beach
ready will require some sun-
screen as well.
There is no accessory quite
like sunglasses, especially when
on a sunny beach or by the pool.

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a high risk of needing to be re-
turned or exchanged because
you chose the wrong size or col-
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President Obama buoys spirits of Irish


By Richard Wolf

DUBLIN President Obama
lifted the spirits of Ireland's 4.5
million economically depressed
people recently with an inspira-
tional message of hope reminis-
cent of his 2008 campaign.
In return, Obama received a
worshipful reception similar to
those he got throughout Eu-
rope in the early days of his ad-
He was fawned over by
25,000 people in downtown
Dublin and a more intimate
group in Moneygall home to
"my grandfather's grandfather,"
as the president put it.
The sessions proved a satis-
fying start to Obama's six-day,
four-nation European trip,
made even more of a sprint
by the trajectory of a volcanic
plume from Iceland that sent
the president and his entou-
rage scurrying for Great Brit-
ain ahead of schedule.
As Irish actor Brendan Glee-
son put it, paraphrasing an

Obama line: "Bloody sure we
Gleeson's countrymen were
sorely in need of a lift because
of government austerity mea-
sures put in place to bring
down the nation's out-of-con-
trol debt. Unemployment hov-
ers near 15 percent, salaries
are being slashed and pensions
cut. Obama needed a lift after
watching his early stratospher-
ic poll ratings drop amid budget
battles of his own with resilient
Republicans in Congress.
The president did his part by
reminding his Dublin audience
what Ireland has provided the
United States over more than
two centuries from signa-
tures inked on founding docu-
ments to blood shed in gallant
battles to sweat produced in
building America.
"Never has a nation so small
inspired so much in another,"
Obama said. "This little coun-
try that inspires the biggest
things your greatest days are
still ahead."

-Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
President Barack Obama watches as First Lady Michelle Obama draws a pint at Ollie Hayes' Pub in Moneygall, Ireland, May 23.

Wal-Mart gets the nod in South Africa

$2.4 bullion merger deal approved lI ..r.....- , -.- reflects a trend globally towards nal-has advocated a strange
protectionism. A lot of countries role for the state in creating jol
SDevon Maylie el said such conditions risked are being more cautious to pro- opportunities in sectors rang
By Devon Maylie el said such conditions risked "tectjobs." ing from manufacturing anc
violating South Africa's trade tect jobs." ing from manufacturing an
violJOating S. out ricas rae South Africa lost about one mining to agriculture.
South African government ap- But after the decision was an- million jobs during a recession Patel declined requests for a,
South African government ap- But after the decision was an in 2009, and is still struggling interview.
proved Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s nounced Tuesday, South Afri- in 2009,wi and is still struggling interview.
proposed $2.4 billion merger can's largest union, the Congresswith a 25 percent unemploy- Last year foreign direct in
with African retailer Massmart of South African Trade Unions, mentrate. Oneofthe most force vestment inflows to South Af
Holdings Ltd. recently, giving a or Cosatu, threatened to strike ful advocates of the country r ca fell to $1.3 billion, barrel
_. job creation policy comes from a quarter of the level in 2009

green ngit for ute woru s larg-
est retailer to establish a foot-
hold in the continent's huge
consumer market.
The approval comes with ca-
veats, but they are tle same
conditions that U.S.-based Wal-
.Mart had offered in early May to
.smooth its entry to South Africa
amid heated opposition from la-
bor groups and some govern-
ment officials.
For its 51 percent acquisi-
tion to proceed, Wal-Mart must
freeze job cuts for the next two
years, honor union bargaining
agreements for three years and
invest 100 million rand ($14.4
million) in a supply-chain train-
ing program to improve compet-
itiveness of local industry.
The conditions "were ad-
equate" to ease concerns over
the merger's potential impact,
said South Africa's Competi-
tion Tribunal, which is under
the Economic Development
Department. The three-person
tribunal avoided imposing pur-
chasing quotas from local com-
panies, one of the most conten-
tious demands put forward by
South African unions. The pan-

11 WaUl-MartL Uoesn L agree Luo us-
cuss local purchasing agree-

Wal-Mart previously said it
would appeal or walk away from
the deal if conditions on pro-
curement were imposed.
The retail giant, which hopes
to close the deal by the end of
the month, wants to use the
purchase as a springboard to
the rest of Africa.
Massmart Chief Executive
Grant Pattison said Nigeria, the
Democratic Republic of Congo,
Angola and Senegal are mar-
kets that the two retailers are
Looking at for expansion.
"We're pleased that the com-
petition authorities have rec-
ognized the benefits that our
investment in Massmart can
deliver," said Wal-Mart Inter-
national Chief Executive Doug
The bulk of Massmart's 288
stores are in South Africa, al-
though it also operates in 13
other sub-Saharan countries.
Wal-Mart isn't the only multi-
national to face resistance in its

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An employee stocked shelves at a Game supermarket, part of
Massmart Holdings Ltd., in Johannesburg, in this file photo from
Oct. 28. Wal-Mart received approval for its $2.4 billion merger
with South Africa's Massmart, subject to certain conditions of-

fered by the U.S. retail giant.

bid for a South African compa-
ny. A string of high-profile deals
have floundered, raising con-
cerns about the government's
receptiveness toward foreign

In 2009, India's biggest cell-
phone company, Bharti Airtel
Ltd., failed to reach an agree-
ment to buy a stake in South
African telecom MTN Group
Ltd. Bharti at the time said it
was largely due to resistance
from South Africa's govern-
ment, worried about losing
control of one of the country's

biggest phone companies. Last
month, Japan's Kansai Paint
was forced to agree to condi-
tions on its $260 million bid for
South Africa's Freeworld Coat-
ings Ltd., such as preserving
jobs and building a new plant.
That track record, coupled
with contentious hearings on
the Wal-Mart bid, suggested
to some that the government's
stance on foreign investment
maybe shifting.
"It doesn't send a great signal
that we're open for business,"
said Hugo Pienaar, senior econ-
omist at South Africa's Bureau
for Economic Research. "But it

S. Africa's Zuma says Gadhafi won't leave Libya

The Associated Press

TRIPOLI, Libya Moam-
mar Gadhafi insists he will
not leave his country, South
Africa's president said re-
cently after he met the em-
battled Libyan ruler.
South Africa President Ja-
cob Zuma's office said he had
pressed Gadhafi to agree to
an African Union proposal
for a cease-fire and dialogue
to settle the Libya conflict
and that the Libyan leader
"Col. Gadhafi called for an
end to the bombings to en-
able a Libyan dialogue," it
said. "He emphasized that
he was not prepared to leave
his country, despite the dif-
Zuma called for a halt to
NATO airstrikes as part of
the cease-fire. After initially
backing NATO's involvement,
Zuma and the African Union
called for a cessation, charg-
ing that NATO had over-
stepped its U.N. mandate to
protect civilians.
NATO aircraft blasted five
tank transporters near the
western coastal town of Zli-
tan on Monday, British mili-
tary spokesman Maj. Gen.
John Lorimer said in a state-
ment. The town is between
Tripoli and the rebel-held
city of Misrata.
Rebel leaders immediately
turned down the African ini-

tiative because of Gadhafi's
refusal to relinquish power.
The statement said Zuma
had lengthy talks with Gad-
hafi. South African foreign
affairs spokesman Clayson
Monyela said he raised is-
sues brought up in his talks
with rebel leaders in Johan-
nesburg. Monyela did not say
when the meetings took place
or what the issues were.
Meanwhile, 13 servicemen
loyal to Gadhafi, including a
colonel and four command-
ers, have fled to neighboring

Tunisia, the official Tunisian
news agency said. It was the
second group of military men
to defect to Tunisia this week.
The latest group arrived
Sunday in the port of Ketf in
southern Tunisia, the news
agency TAP said recently.
On Friday, a group of 22, in-
cluding a colonel and rank-
ing officers, arrived in two
boats at the same port from
the rebel-held Libyan city of
On Monday, eight Libyan
army officers, five of them

A photo released by the South African government shows Jacob
Zuma (L) meeting with Moammer Qadhafi.

In the June 1-7 edition of The Miami Times, in the Street Talk section
(page 3A), while Sasha Pierce's comments were correct, there was an
erroneous photo with the name and comment. We apologize for the

generals, made an appeal in
Rome to officers to join the

newly formed Economic Devel-
opment Department, headed
by Minister Ebrahim Patel, a
former trade-union official. Mr.
Patel's department-which also
oversees the competition tribu-





according to figures from a re-
port by the United Nations Con-
ference on Trade and Develop-
ment. That was in contrast to
an overall rise of 9.7 percent in
developing economies.



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Overtown Courthouse Museum: A story worth telling
By Simone Gill were not allowed to work or white officers were assigned
Miami Times writer ride together," said Otis Davis, to ride and work together in
president of the City of Miami order to promote understand-
The Black Police Precinct and Retired Police Benevolent Orga- ing between the races. Still,
Courthouse Museum, now a nization, the group that runs 4, t. the more things changed the
historic site, was established the Museum. more they remained the same.
in 1950 as a station for Black His goal is to establish a Discrimination within Mi-
police officers who were hired board of directors that would ami's Department would only
by the City of Miami Police De- one day facilitate fundraising end after Attorneys Jessie Mc-
partment. With an initial 44 of- and provide input and direction ..Creary and Wilkie Ferguson
ficers, the men were sworn in as to how the Museum is run. filed a suit in 1965 against the
as emergency patrolmen during He explained that when Police Benevolent Association
World War II, after Black clergy Black officers were first hired, M a case that went all the way
pushed for "colored officers" in they were relegated exclusive- to the State Supreme Court.
the growing Black communities ly to the Black community, A The Museum was started
of Overtown and Liberty City. which also included parts of with a grant of $300,000 from
"During these years, seg- downtown Miami and Coco- i the City of Miami. With addi-
regation was at its peak and nut Grove. Black police officers- tional grants and the assis-
Black and white police officers were forbidden from interfer- tance of, among others, City
S- Commissioner Arthur Teele,
POLITICAL the building was restored. It
S" now serves as a museum and
Community center and spon-
Ssors programs for the 5000
vn '" Role Models, focusing on con-
SI flict resolution.
S"dg te ts fo Our main thrust is to stop
dr g es s" "or., the violence among Black
youth and to give something
w el are re c iv erFORMER GLORY: Pictures of Miami's first Black officers who kept us safe, despite racism. back," Davis said.
welfare receivers wThe Museum is located at
ini with white criminal activity charges were brought before the main precinct. some five 480 NW 11th Street and is

By Kathleen Haughney

sands of the state's poor-
est Floridians will have
to take a drug test if they
want to qualify for welfare
assistance, under a new
law signed by Gov. Rick
Scott recently.
The idea, plugged by
Scott and the GOP-domi-
nated Legislature, is that
drug tests will root out
welfare recipients who are
using public dollars to
buy drugs. But Democrats
and advocates for the poor
say the requirement could
violate individuals' consti-
tutional rights to privacy,
and the American Civil
Liberties Union is likely to
challenge the law in court.
"While there are cer-
tainly -legitimate .needs for
public assistance, it is un-
fair for Florida taxpayers
to subsidize drug addic-
tion," Scott said in a news
release. "This new law will
encourage personal ac-
countability and will help
to prevent the misuse of
tax dollars."
According to legislative
analysts, 113,346 people
are receiving temporary
cash assistance. However,
only people 18 and older
will be tested, and offi-
cials from the Department
of Children and Families
(DCF) estimate that will
total about 4,400 adults
who apply for aid each

Florida Governor
Officials estimate the
initial screenings would
cost about $10 per person
- refundable if the indi-
vidual passes and first-
time failures will be dis-
qualified for one year from
receiving benefits under
the Temporary Assistance
for Needy Families (TANF)
program. A second failure
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for three years.
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gible for cash assistance
for a lifetime cumulative
total of 48 months, and
their eligibility is checked
every six months.
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worry about the cost of
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official said could go as
high as $40 and also
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new rule sends to people
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Plenty of Black history in photo albums

By Eve M. Kahn

Black families have been
descending on the San Diego
History Center for the last few
months, leafing through mid-
20th-century photographs of
their ancestors and relatives.
The History Center owns about
30,000 negatives and prints
by Norman Baynard, a self-
trained Black photographer,
and is now trying to identify his
Baynard ran a photo studio
in the Logan Heights neighbor-
hood of central San Diego. (Af-
ter his death in 1986, his son
Arnold gave the archive to the
History Center.) Baynard was
colorblind, so his wife, Frances,
occasionally hand-tinted his
black-and-white shots. He kept
somewhat haphazard records,
jotting down customers' names
on index cards.
Generations of families hired
him to document baptisms,
weddings, baseball games,
choir performances, grocery
store ribbon-cuttings, politi-
cal fundraisers, airport arriv-
als and funerals. His upwardly
mobile patrons posed along-
side their new cars, swimming
pools, backyard citrus trees
and diplomas.
Visitors to the History Cen-
ter have been supplying cap-

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A photograph by Norman Baynard, from about 1950, in an
Center highlighting his work.

tions for an exhibition of 500
images that opens next Friday:
"Portrait of a Proud Commu-
nity: Norman Baynard's Logan

Heights 1939-1985." Many of
the families portrayed, the staff
has learned, moved to San Di-
ego from the segregated South.

Harrowing tales have sur-
faced, including that of a
12-year-old girl's arriving alone
on a bus with her money sewn

into her clothes, and of a grand-
father who had been run out of
Arkansas for trying to unionize
"Themes kept emerging about
escaping racism," said Chris
Travers, the director of the cen-
ter's photograph collection.
A monograph about another
Black photographer's studio,
"Jasper, Texas: The Commu-
nity Photographs of Alonzo Jor-
dan," was published by Steidl
this year. From the 1940s to
the '80s, Jordan worked out
of a home darkroom, laboring
to perfect every strand of hair
in portraits of homecoming
queens, beauticians and Free-
He died in 1984, and a de-
cade later his wife, Helen, do-
nated about 6,500 of his prints
and negatives to the Texas Afri-
can American Photography Ar-
chive. Jasper became infamous
in 1998 when white suprema-
cists chained a Black resident,
James Byrd, to a pickup truck
and dragged him to death.
Alan Govenar, a founder of
the photography archive, said
that Jordan's evidence of calm
prosperity in Jasper surprises
viewers now.
"The emphasis is on dignity
and self-esteem, a silent protest
against people saying you're in-
ferior," he said.

Civil rights activists remember the movement
By Jaclyn Youhana And with that, the employee of Summer. They decided that Smith members. "I was trying to just involved in the killings are still
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George Smith has been in jail
more times than he can count.
It's a fact he says with a smile
and a sort of pride.
Before moving, to Fort Wayne
in 1967, Smith and his wife, Lou-
ise, were soldiers of sorts in their
hometown of Meridian, Miss.,
fighting a war for equal treatment.
The Smiths were civil rights

me monm was fire.
Many civil rights activists could
not hold down jobs because em-
ployers were afraid to keep them
on staff, and George Smith found
himself involved full time with the
movement in 1964.
The summer of 1964 was known
to Mississippi civil rights activists
as Freedom Summer. Students
from the North would train to
come to the state and urge Blacks

Larry Lee watches a documentary on the freedom riders

his residence in Fort Wayne, Ind.

activists in the South during the
1960s, when Black men and wom-
en were often thrown in jail for "of-
ficial" reasons such as speeding,
but everyone knew it was because
they were Black during a decade
when and in a state where it was
not a good thing to be Black.
Today, George, 67, and Louise,
66, are members of the Martin Lu-
ther King Jr. Club in Fort Wayne.
They lead the club-sponsored bus
trip every June to Mississippi and
other Southern civil rights states
- to stand on the dusty street
where their friends were mur-
dered, to visit the grave of a fallen
peer, to remember the events that
turned Mississippi into something
that better resembled another
world than a united state of Amer-
When Smith was a boy, he vis-
ited the Meridian segregated hos-
pital where he was born in the
basement and decided he want-
ed to work there one day.
"When I got old enough, I got
hired in that hospital as an or-
derly," he says. "The hospital gave
me an award for employee of the
Shortly after Smith received his
award, he was arrested while pick-
eting at a grocery store. His name
was in the newspaper, and the
next day, the hospital supervisor
called him into the office.
"You got another award for
me?" he remembers asking, and
the supervisor replied, "No. We
didn't know you were part of the

to register to vote. Though they
had the legal right to vote, whites
made it difficult to register, with
ridiculous tests and taxes and
forms, says Larry Lee, a white lo-
cal business owner and civil rights
expert who went on his first MLK
bus trip last summer. He says that
a voter registrar could ask, "How
many soap bubbles in a bar of
Michael Schwerner and Andrew
Goodman were two white students
from New York in Mississippi for
Freedom Summer. Schwerner
served as project director for the
Congress of Racial Equality, says
Smith, who was a CORE staffer.
James Chancy, a Black man, was
Schwerner's assistant. Goodman
was in Mississippi on his first day
of Freedom Summer.
CORE decided to send a del-
egation to Mount Zion Methodist
Church near Philadelphia, Miss.,
to investigate the church's burn-
ing. It had agreed to be a voter
registration site, and the Ku Klux
Klan burned it down in retalia-
tion. All that remained was some
charred hymnals, the church bell
and the roof, which had turned
into a twisted piece of metal, ac-
cording to the book, "We Are Not
Afraid: The Story of Goodman,
Schwerner, and Chaney and the
Civil Rights Campaign for Missis-
CORE decided Schwerner and
Chaney would go on the investi-
Sgation because of their leadership
roles. They would bring Goodman,
because he was new to Freedom

would noit go, Lee says, because
if too many Blacks were in the
group, the chances of being ha-
rassed increased.
The three workers disappeared
on June 21, 1964.
That night, CORE called the
Philadelphia police station in
search of their friends, says Lou-
ise Smith, who.volunteered with
the movement but did not get in-
volved full time should some-

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Monday, May 16, 2011 with guests at

thing happen to her husband,
she would stay out of jail and the
newspapers to care for their two
The officer on the other line
responded, "If you wanted those
niggers, you should have kept
them in Meridian."
Blacks often went missing from
Mississippi, and officials did not
look for them, saying that they
must have run away from home,
Louise Smith says. On the search
for the three men, workers found
five Black bodies in the river.
"They just threw them back,"
she says.
However, two of the three miss-
ing CORE men came from afflu-
ent white families from the North,
and there was pressure on the
system to find the bodies.
"If James Chaney had been by
himself, 'we'd never have known
what happened to them," George
Smith says.
The three bodies were found
that August in a shallow grave.
Schwerner and Goodman died
of a single gunshot to the head.
David Spain, the New York pa-
thologist who examined Chaney's
body, compared Chaney's shat-
tered jaw, arms and skull to the
injuries one might receive in an
airplane crash, according to "We
Are Not Afraid."
George Smith remembers being
at Chaney's memorial. He sat be-
hind Chaney's brother, Ben, who
was sobbing.
"I was in the church. I was
sitting right behind him," he re-

nohld everything in and not cry, be
a man. But I'm only a man. I'm
one of the last people to see James
Chaney. We saw them leave."
This is one of two reasons the
Smiths make the bus trip to the
south every June.
The second: Six of the 22 men

alive, and they have never been
charged with murder, George
Smith says.
The Smiths. moved to Fort
Wayne in the late 1960s because
George Smith had such a hard
time finding a job, and his sister
lived in town.

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By Randy Grice

Recently, local youth gather
to display their talents in th
"Youth Talent Big Dreams" ta
ent competition. The taler
show is renowned as the mo,
widespread local youth taler
contest in Miami-Dade County
history. The competition too
place at the Actors' Playhous
at the Miracle Theatre in Core
Gables. The show culminate
in a marathon of semi-final an
final competitions for studer
performers ages eight-17, fo]
lowing auditions in distinct gec
graphic neighborhood spannin
six months.
Participants competed fc

prizes ranging from master
classes and public performance
opportunities to cash awards
and free tickets to local attrac-
tions and shows. The talent
contest featured a total of eight
categories including individual
song, dance, spoken word, mu-
sical instrumental and group
categories of song dance, mu-
sical groups and instrumental
Martel Raymond, a 17-year-
old senior at Miami Senior High
School, who competed in the
show, said he is not a beginner
when it comes to performing.
"I have been in a lot of com-
petitions and shows before,"
he said. "I began performing
when I was about five-years-old

and at seven-years-old, I orga-
nized the first talent show at my
school and the principal liked
it so much that he asked me to
put it all together. So that was
my first time before a big group."
Raymond plans to go to New
York on July 6th to attend film
academy and dual enrollment
with New York University's the-
ater and dance program.
Raymond also added that he
expects challenges along his
"Being an openly gay Black
man where they are not ready
for someone like me will be one
of the greatest challenges," he
said. "I don't think you should
have to change yourself to fit."
Edwin Holland, parent of one

Educational groups join forces

By Randy Grice

Breakthrough Collaborativ
and Teach For America recent
ly announced a new partner
ship to increase the pipeline c
top talent entering the teaching:
profession and becoming life
long leaders in the movement
for educational excellence an(
equity. The two organization:
will leverage Breakthrougl
Collaborative's network of com
mitted volunteers to increase
awareness among college stu
dents about the opportunity tc
teach full-time as a Teach Fo:
America corps member upor
"Teach For America anc
Breakthrough Collaborative
have been informal partners fo:
years," said Beth Porter, execu
tive director at Breakthrougl
Collaborative. "It's exciting tc
formalize our partnership anc
provide more concrete support
to our alumni who plan to en.

ter the teaching profession.
Through partnerships like this
we envision a day when all in-
terested Breakthrough alumni
find a pathway to continue
their commitment to eliminat-
ing -the achievement gap that
they develop at Breakthrough."
A national nonprofit with
more than 30 locations, Break-
through Collaborative is devot-
ed to preparing high-achieving
middle-school students, most
of whom are people of color and
from low-incorne families, to
enter and succeed in college-
preparatory high school pro-
grams. Breakthrough also re-
cruits and trains outstanding
high school and college stu-
dents to become Breakthrough
teachers and build an interest
in careers as educators. Teach
For America is the national
corps of outstanding recent
college graduates who commit
to teach for two years in ur-
ban and rural public schools
and become lifelong leaders

in expanding educational op-
portunity. Teach For America
actively recruits at over 350
colleges and universities na-
tionwide and has trained over
28,000 teachers throughout its
20-year history.
"So many Breakthrough Col-
laborative alumni have been
phenomenal Teach For Amer-
ica teachers because of their
deep commitment to closing
the achievement gap between
students in low-income com-
munities and their more afflu-
ent peers," said Josh Griggs,
vice president of admissions at
Teach For America.
More than 200 Break-
through Collaborative alumni
have joined Teach For America
in the last three years alone.
Karen Robberts, local educa-
tor, believes this collaboration
is good for students of color.
"This collaboration is inspi-
ration is I think it will encour-
age out kids to do better," she

DASH student to attend art institute

By Randy Grice

While many students ar
preparing for summer vaca
tion, one art student is gearin
up for an experience of a life
time. Dexter Foster, a 17-yeai
old art student at Design an,
Architecture Senior Higl
(DASH) will be attending an ar
institute at Colorado College
Students were selected for th
program based on their meril
They were required to submi
portfolios of their past work
Altogether 60 students fron
across the country were select
ed to the to participate in the
institute. At the institute the
budding artist will learn tradi
tional art styles and work witl
actual artists in the profession
Foster is one of the few Blacli
students admitted into the pro
gram and the only Black stu,
dent attending from his school
"They don't know me, the3
don't look at my racial profile
and that just proves again thai
I actually have a great gift," he
said. "Out of my school, I was
the only African-American tc
Foster leaves for Colorade
next week to begin his twc
week stint in the program.

Dexter Foster creates a drawing during a class project.

"I feel like this is an amaz-
ing experience," he said. "Just
the fact that I was chosen, let's
me know that I really do have
a true gift. It also let me know-
that people see me at the top
of my craft, at least in art. It
gives me a lot more confidence
to produce more art knowing
that I'm going to go there and
it will change the scope of my
Foster added that since he
has been accepted into the pro-
gram, he may be leaning to-
wards studying art in college.

"I initially wanted to go to
college for architecture but now
knowing that people recognize
my ability, I'm not sure which
way I want to go. I'm looking at
either fine art, architecture or
a balance in between both."
Foster said his love for art be-
gan in elementary school. His
art teachers helped to cultivate
his talent by encouraging his
parents to keep the young art-
ist involved in art competitions.
Foster said that he has always
had his eye set on an art high
school like DASH.

of the performers, said he was
really impressed with his son's
"He performed with two young
ladies and they were wonder-
ful," he said. "He has been danc-

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ing since he was four-years-old.
With the passion he has on his
face you can tell that he loves
dancing. My wife and I own a
dance studio and all three of
our children dance. None of

them where forced to dance they
just loved it."
The show was sponsored by
Actors' Playhouse at the Mira-
cle Theatre and The Children's

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FMU President Dr. Henry Lewis III shares a lighter moment with fellow fraternity members.

FMU's Lewis talks to Alphas about his goals

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changes within our curriculum that will
benefit students, the university and the
South Florida community."
Lewis, a former Florida A&M Univer-
sity (FAMU) dean who holds'a Ph.D. in
pharmacy, said he obviously would like
to transfer some of the success he had in
establishing FAMU's superior pharmacy
program to FMU.
"Our students at FAMU were walking
out the door with a degree in hand and
job offers exceeding $100,000," he said.
"We have to be about producing wealth
in the Black community and empower-
ing our students to be able to access that
Lewis also pointed to FMU's music and

aviation programs as two "diamonds in
the rough" that he plans to elevate to the
next level. He added that he has been ap-
proached about bringing football back to
FMU and is "evaluating the possibility."

FMU opened the current academic year
with its highest recorded student enroll-
ment at just over 1,900. But with 92 per-
cent of the student body on financial aid
and 20 percent from outside of the U.S.,
Lewis says he must make sure that FMU
continues to provide opportunities for
young people who want to get a. quality
college education.
"Almost one-fifth of our students are
Caribbean island natives and therefore
do not qualify for any financial aid we

must make sure scholarships are avail-
able for the most talented of those young
people," he said. "But we also have to
identify more Black males from the U.S.
and mentor them, bring them into the
FMU family and make sure we keep
them on the track to higher education as
opposed to the prison industrial complex.
That's why I am here with you brothers
from Alpha Phi Alpha I need you to
help me recruit more Black males so we
can together develop tomorrow's leaders."
Lewis continues to attract and mentor
talented Black men to his staff including
Kareem J. Coney, who serves as the di-
rector of the Black Male College Explor-
ers Program and Dr. Makola M. Abdul-
lah, a recent addition to FMU and the
newest provost arid VP for Academic Af-

Suit filed to stop drug testing of state workers

continued from 10A

our bodily fluids with absolute-
ly no just cause."
Flamm strongly believes that
drug testing without regard
to suspicion of drug use for
state employees is an invasion
of privacy, but Scott has been
requiring all new hires to un-
dergo drug screening since he
took office.
"The governor isn't worried
about the ACLU's lawsuit and
feels his order will be upheld,"
said Lane Wright, press secre-
tary for Scott.
"Governor Scott is confident
he is on solid legal ground,"
he said. "He's willing to take
this all the way to the Supreme
Court if necessary."
Scott's Executive Order 11-
58, which mandates drug test-

ing for all state employees in
executive branch agencies,
was signed into legislation on
March 22nd. All state agencies
under the guidance of the gov-
ernor were ordered to put into
practice plans that allow drug
testing quarterly for existing
state employees.
No one is certain about when
the Executive Order is to start
or how much it will cost but
Wright says the new policy is
"Because of the complexity of
implementing an order over the
several agencies under the gov-
ernor's purview, those details
are still being worked out," he
Alma Gonzalez, special coun-
sel of AFSCME said that "test-
ing will cost millions."
"There is no suggestion that
government workers use drugs

more than the public at-large so
to single them out for govern-
ment searches is unnecessary
and expensive," she added.
Recently Scott shared his
.views on CNN and said most
of the taxpayers in Florida
that work have been tested for
drugs. "They're the ones paying
for this," he said.
This isn't the first time that
the ACLU has filed suit to keep
the government from infring-
ing upon employees rights by
administering mandatory drug
In 2000, a federal court in
Miami ruled in favor of a Hol-
lywood employee who chal-
lenged the constitutionality of
the city's random drug testing
Also in 2004, the ACLU pre-
vailed in a lawsuit when a judge
in Tallahassee ruled that a.De-

Report questions abilities of special unit officers

continued from 1A

sensitive assignments."
In his recommendations, the
report stated that with Police
Chief Miguel Exposito due to
retire by January 2012, Crapp
should begin an extensive
search now for his replacement.
However, Philip did not speak
to whether the shootings and
deaths of seven Black men over
the past seven months were

Crapp says that he has been
in constant communication
with Philip during his 120-day

tenure and that he believes the
analysis will benefit the City
and the Department.
"I spoke with him [Philip]
three or four times a day and
there was also a lot of commu-
nication between him and our
police department," Crapp said.
"I think the Department will
improve going forward as a re-
sult of his findings and recom-
mendations. The next step will
be for Chief Exposito to respond
to the report and he is working
on his response now I antici-
pate receiving it very soon."
Crapp has -been a longtime
ally of City of Miami Mayor
Tomas Regalado and was just
promoted to the city manag-
er position five months ago.

But already he has been ap-
proached by a private sector
position, allegedly in Broward
County. Crapp had little to say
about the offer.
"I am considering the offer
and was clear when I was con-
firmed for my current position,
that whenever I did decide to
move on, it would be under my
own terms. As a 15-year vet-
eran in City Hall, one has to
always be looking to the day
when they move in a differ-
ent direction with their career.
Right now the focus is on the
conclusions and recommenda-
tions that Paul Philip made in
his report and how our Chief
intends to move forward given
that analysis."

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apartment of Juvenile Justice
employee was wrongly tested
for drugs.
Courts have routinely found
that testing of employees with-
out regard for safety-sensitive
positions or suspicion vio-
lates the Fourth Amendment
protection against unreason-
able government searches.

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said another driver accelerated
toward an officer in a blocked-
off area. The officer fired at the
driver until he crashed, but
no one was injured. The driver
was arrested.
In total, seven people includ-
ing three Miami Beach police
officers, were hospitalized as a
result of the two shootings.
Cedrick Perkins, a 30-year-
old father of two who was vis-
iting from Tallahassee, said he
believes the stray bullet that
struck him in the chest was
fired by police. Perkins was
shot while standing in front of
the Delores Hotel and Suites at
1420 Collins after hearing sev-
eral gunshots. Some people al-

:ge that the police acted irre-
ponsibly in firing into crowds
here bystanders like Perkins
lay have been injured.
This past weekend, Miami
leach residents rallied be-
.ind local activist Herb Sosa
a protest the continuation of
Jrban Beach Week. Residents
gatheredd at Miami Beach City
lall to express their frustra-
ion over Urban Beach Week
.nd urge city leaders to end
he annual event. Speakers at
he rally focused on the fatal
hooting of Herisse, along with
he more than 200 arrests and
violence in past years as rea-
ons to end the yearly word-of-
iouth gathering.
Attendance of the celebration
ais year is said to have topped
50,000 participants.

Who speaks for M3ack America?

continued from 1A

University of Michigan basket-
ball star Jalen Rose said that
Duke University only recruited
Black players he considered
"Uncle Toms." Former Duke
player Grant Hill blasted Rose
in The New York Times for im-
plying that being educated and
raised in a functional household
somehow made one less Black
than those who reinforce the.
stereotype that Blacks are poor,
uneducated and pathological.
Spike Lee accused actor/
writer/director Tyler Perry of
perpetuating such pathologies
in his film work, and Perry invit-
ed Spike to "go straight to hell."
What has brought on this
sudden rash of recriminations,
and why are we airing it in pub-
lic for all to see? I think the
debate over race just as it is
with whites debating in public
with Blacks gets these deli-
cate issues, as uncomfortable
as they may be, out in the open.
Why should Black-on-Black bi-

ses be treated any differently
-om other racial tensions?
Such public airings have a rich
ast. In the early 1900s, Book-
r T. Washington and W.E.B.
)u Bois bickered over whether
Lack progress would, be better
,rved by a bootstraps mentality
creation of an elite, highly-ed-
cated, "talented tenth." Martin
uther King, Jr. and Malcolm
Differed in their approach to
i\ l rights: civil disobedience or
by any means necessary."
i Yet today, for the first time,
he Black proletariat is partici-
,ating in this intellectual dis-
ourse. Through the comments
section of the press, or by taking
: their Twitter and Facebook
accounts Black Americans ev-
rywhere have joined the fray. .
By publicly engaging working
;lacks about the implications
f "Blackness" stereotypes, we
aight finally be able to resolve
disputes that were once only
discussedd in private.
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Members of the Greater Miami Chapter Links, Inc. attend the blue ribbon cutting ceremony for the new teen gym at
the FCAA building in Opa-locka.[L-R] Rene Beale, Beverly Nixon, Juanita Johnson, Renee S. Jones, Florence Strachan
and Martha Welters.

Local Links chapter unveils teen

fitness center in Opa-locka

By Kaila Heard

The Greater Miami Chapter Links,
Inc.'s Teen Fitness Room was unveiled
at the Family Christian Association of
America (FCAA) Inc. in Opa-locka on
Wednesday, June 1.
With $15,000 worth of exercise equip-
ment, FCAA teens can now use sta-
tionary bikes, treadmills, elliptical ma-
chines, weights and even a volunteer
personal trainer, to help them reach

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their fitness goals.
The exercise 'room was part of the
Southern Area of the Link's Childhood
Obesity Prevention Initiative. ,
"For the past three years we have been
involved in childhood obesity preven-
tion. We wanted to make a lasting im-
pact and we figured that a fitness center
would be able to do that," said Renee S.
Jones, the president of the Greater Mi-
ami Chapter Links, Inc.
Three years ago, to address obesity on
the local level, the Greater Miami Chap-

ter Links partnered with FCAA youth
participants and created the 365 Health
Plan. The program was designed to help
teens make healthy choices now in or-
der to ensure a future without diseases
associated with poor diets and obesity
such as elevated blood pressure, strokes,
and even reproductive issues.
One in three children are obese or
overweight, putting them on the road to
lifelong chronic conditions like diabe-
tes and heart disease, according to the
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A season for all times
By Kaila Heard
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When Reverend Rogery Adams was appointed the senior
pastor of Mt. Zion AME Church in Miami Gardens four
years ago, he knew he had a difficult task ahead. The
3 300-plus member church's previous pastor, the popular
Reverend Dr. Robert Ingraham, had recently died.
"[I was] coming into a situation where the church
was in morning," Adams explained.
So, "the approach that I took was to just watch
and observe, see how things are done before put-
Sting my own flare on it," said the now 49-year-
old minister.
Please turn to ADAMS 14B

Phylise Davis, a former high school drop out, became
the first member of her family to obtain a masters degree
when she graduated from Bethune-Cookman University
this spring.

An unusual B-CU Wildcat

By Kaila Heard
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Some people have dreamt of
going to college since child-
hood. Images of the logos
of Florida A&.M University
Rattlers, Howard University
Bisons or Fisk University
Bulldogs compel them to
study and work hard in the
hopes of being accepted into
their school of choice.
Thirty-nine-year-old Phy-
lise Davis dreamt about the
Bethune-Cookman University
IB-CU) Wildcats. She had
wanted to wear the histori-
cally Black university's colors
of maroon and gold since she
was a teenager.
Recently, the former high
school dropout fulfilled her
collegiate dreams when she

graduated with a masters de-
gree from Bethune-Cookman
University. Davis, along \\ ith
a host of other fellow gradu-
ates celebrated, their accom-
plishments at Miami's Bethel
Baptist Full Gospel Church's
annual Baccalaureate Ser-
vice on Sunday. June 5.

Twenty-two years ago.
Davis should have graduated
from Miami Norland Senior
High School in 1989 How-
ever. due to emotional issues
she was dealing with at the
time, she was retained in the
12th grade four times. She
finally transferred to a couple
of alternative schools before
dropping out altogether.
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13B THE MIAMI TIMES, JUNE 8-14. 2011

Local sorority celebrates youth mentoring program

By Kaila Heard

The local Alpha Gamma
Chapter of the Eta Phi Beta
Sorority, Inc., a national or-
ganization for business and
professional women, held their
annual Bee-Ette and Senord
Extravanganza at the Miami
Carol City Senior High School
auditorium on Friday, May 20.
The extravaganza featured
performances by the middle
school students including
poetry recitations and musical
The Bee-Ettes, the sorority's
mentoring program for girls
and the Senords, the comple-
mentary program for boys,
were created to inspire and
prepare seventh grade girls and
boys to become effective mem-
bers of society by using lessons
focusing on Black history, edu-
cation and even etiquette.
The program promotes en-
hancement and growth for the
student's future career and
lifestyle strivings, according to

the Alpha Gamma Chapter's
journalist, Barbara Killen.
Among this year's program
members were Anthony Brown;
Tavalina Cigar; Aynir Harden;
Kobe Harden; Brandon Lan-
:caster; Precious Otis; Saranda
Rossin; Ke'Audrey Stibbins;
Akirra Taylor; Christopher
Tynes; and Myles Marion.

In the Alpha Gamma Chap-
ter's 44 year history, the Bee-
Ette program has been running
since 1979 and the Senords
since 1992.
The program was created
after the national organizers of
Eta Phi Beta decided that every
local chapter should establish
a mentoring program for local
youth, although individual
chapters could choose what
age group their program was
geared towards.
"We selected seventh grade
girls and boys because, at that
time, junior high school was
just sixth to seventh, and we

wanted to [reach the youth]
just as they entered high
school," Killen explained.
Students throughout South
Florida are eligible for the
program. Although the school-
year long Bee-Ette and Senord
programs do have participa-
tion fees, they vary for each
individual based upon which
activities a person engages in
during their membership. After
their seventh grade year, the
participants are promoted to
the sorority's Youth Group,
where they can continue their
enrichment activities.

Members of Alpha Gam-

ma Chapter's mentoring

program,The Bee-Ettes,

serve their community by

visiting residents of Sylvia's

l Retirement Home in Miami.


Singing with the Freedom Riders

By Trymaine Lee

In a church where four little
girls lost their lives, angels still
seem to be singing. Their songs
are not of the pain left behind,
but of freedom.
The choir rose to its feet and
Before I'll be a slave
I'll be buried in my grave
I'll go home to my Lord
And I'll be free.
It was a special performance
at the 16th Street Baptist
Church by the Carlton Reese
Memorial Choir for an audi-
ence of very special guests the
Freedom Riders.
It was the latest stop along
the 2011 Freedom Ride, which
brought together a handful of
original Freedom Riders and
40 college students from across
the country and from differ-

The choir performed before and after the Project Mockingbird Last Page program.

t .

Kathryn Tucker Windham listening to The Carlton Reese Me-
morial Unity Choir perform during the Project Mockingbird Last
Page program.

ent backgrounds to retrace the
original journey through the
Deep South. Each stop up un-
til then had been wrought with
emotions: guilt, sorrow, anger

and hope.
There were influential min-
isters who preached power
from the pulpits, but it was
the church choirs of the Civil

Rights era that gave the people
a soundtrack that stirred them
into the streets' to stand up
for their rights. The movement
was filled with music, freedom
songs and old gospel standbys
born from the souls and spirits
of black folks and our strug-
"Music was just as important
as learning about nonviolence,"
said Ernest "Rip" Patton, one
of the original Freedom Riders.
"Music brought us together -
we can't all talk at the same
time, but we can all sing at the
same time. It gives you that
spiritual feeling. It was like our
In Birmingham the choir
sang, "I Don't Feel No Way
Tired" the kind of song that
could keep you keeping on no
matter what.
"The music was the inspira-
tion. It gave the people a lot of
courage that they didn't think
they had," said Eloise Gaffney,
the choir director who joined
the choir in 1962 and quickly

"found a place in the move-
"When we were talking about
we ain't gonna let nobody turn
me around, it kind of just fired
them up. And it was Martin
King that was the one that
said this choir can sing them
out of their seats and into the
Annie B. Levison, another
longtime choir member, said
that people came to the church
to hear the preaching and the
teaching, but also the singing.
"You know how when you
start singing in your church,
and you know how it just catch
on fire, well everybody would
catch on fire, and when they
get on fire and the Lord is
just dwelling inside of them -
they're ready," she said. "That's
what you had to do. Get them
on fire. And when the fire starts
burning all over, they're going
to run. So, where' you going to
run to? You're going to run out
to the people and say lets get
free. Lets get free!"

MLK's daughter leaves troubled church

By Sheila M. Poole

The Rev. Bernice King confirmed last
week on a radio show that she is leaving
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church af-
ter nine years as a member to start her
own nmnistry.
The youngest daughter of the Re\. Mar-
tin Luther King Jr. said she spoke with
Bishop Eddie Long. pastor of the Lithonia
megachurch. in April and said she would
be leaving and gave a timetable of May 29.
She said she told him she had to pursue
the calling God had for her life and re-
ceived his blessing
"When 1 came to New Birth. I came for a
season." said King, 48, who was an elder
at the church.
King's announcement that she was leav-
ing New Birth comes less than a week af-
ter four sexual misconduct lawsuits were
dismissed against Long and New Birth.
When asked about why she was leaving
now. King said the Holy Spirit spoke to
her several years ago about her next as-
signment and she has been praying and
meditating about the future. She empha-

sized that she \'.as starting a ministry not
a church.
Rev Joseph E. Lowery, a civil rights
leader and longtime King family friend,
said King talked about leaving New Birth
more than a year ago. He said he was not
privy to the reason she decided to leave
or the tiniing. "That's all I know," he said.
"She just had other plans."
Still, the move was viewed by some as
a blow to Long's ministry coming so soon
after the scandal. In the lawsuits against
Long and New Birth, four men alleged that
Long coerced them into sex.
"It means a lot," said Anthea Butler,
an associate professor of religion at the
University of Pennsylvania. "I think she
knows that's she's hurt if she continues to
stay with him."
Rev Raphael G. Warnock, senior pas-
tor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, said it
will be interesting to watch King combine
"her credentials as a minister and lawyer,
along with her own unique upbringing as
the child of Martin and Coretta Scott King,
to do meaningful work."
King received her bachelor's degree from

Spelman College and her master's degrees
in divinity and law from Emory University.
Long, in a statement emailed to The As-
sociated Press, said he and King have been
"in discussion and prayer" for some time
about her decision to leave the church to
continue the legacy of her parents.
"I am in full support of her decision to
leave New Birth in pursuit of this worthy
endeavor," the statement reads.
Long said a farewell tribute for King is
planned, but a date has not been set.-

Archeologists discover

oldest Florida church

By Daniel Blake

University of Florida archae-
ologists have discovered the
foundations of what they be-
lieve is a more than 330-year-
old stone church in St. Augus-
Archaeologists explain that
the find is significant as it is
the oldest church of its kind in
the state.
The church is estimated to
have been built in 1677, and
the foundation has been found
on the site of the first and lon-
gest-lasting of the Spanish mis-
sions in Florida.
The Church of Nombre de

Dios and la Leche was built in
1677 and was greatly praised
in many old documents includ-
ing letters to the king of Spain.
Archeologists believe the
church was about 90 by 40 feet
in size, meaning it was the larg-
est church in the Spanish colo-
nies at the time.
Dr. Kathleen Deagan with the
University of Florida has re-
ported, "The governor bragged
that it was the finest church in
the provinces."
It was also the first stone
building in the state of Florida,
but in 1738 the Spanish gover-
nor blew up the church at the
start of the British invasion.

Where did you learn that?

By John Blake

The Bible may be the most
revered book in America, but
it's also one of the most mis-
quoted. Politicians, motiva-
tional speakers, coaches all
types of people quote pas-
sages that actually have no
place in the Bible, religious
scholars say.
"God helps those who help
"This, too, shall pass."
"Spare the rod, spoil the

And there is this often-cited
paraphrase: Satan tempted
Eve to eat the forbidden apple
in the Garden of Eden.
None of those passages ap-
pear in the Bible, and one is
actually anti-biblical, scholars
But people rarely challenge
them because biblical igno-
rance is so "pervasive that it
even reaches groups of people
who should know better, says
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Should Christians strive for society's definition of happiness?

By Enuma Okoro

The amount of literature be-
ing penned on happiness sug-
gests that as a culture we
want to believe that happiness
is something we can will and
achieve, and that it is our in-
alienable right and our due.
At times, I too am guilty as
But instead of the temptation
to appropriate a Christian inter-
pretation of a cultural phenom-
enon, perhaps the real place to
begin is to consider that happi-
ness may not be a word in our
Christian vocabulary.
That's not to say Christians

Centurion Apostolic In-
ternational Ministries, Inc.'s
Poetry In Motion presents "A
Night of Dance" on June 24 at
6 p.m. A donation of $10 for ad-
mission is requested. 305-638-

Tree of Life invites the
community to their Father's

cannot experience happiness.
Rather, we recognize happiness
as transitory as opposed to a
telos after which we earnestly
seek. Reflecting on Scripture
and the call to discipleship, the
closest Christians might get to
notions of happiness is by prac-
ticing the spiritual discipline of
hope, something that looks re-
markably different from West-
ern definitions or constructs of
It's a discipline to which
Christ calls us. What we ulti-
mately hope for is the full heal-
ing of creation, because we rec-
ognize that life is not fully as it
should be.

Day event on June 19 at 5 p.m.

Valley Grove Mission-
ary Baptist Church celebrates
their pastor's Third Anniver-
sary, June 8 10, 7:30 "p.m.
nightly and June 12 at 3 p.m.

Running for Jesus Out-

wy. as .
Choosing the discipline of
hope over the pursuit of happi-
ness starts with acknowledging

reach Youth Ministries will be
celebrating their first Anniver-
sary and will feature a Jubilee
Praise and Rap Celebration on
June 25 at 7:30 p.m. 786-704-

New Life Family Worship
Center hosts a Bible Study ev-
ery Wednesday at 7 p.m. 305-

Anointed Worship Place
invites South Florida to a pow-
erful Worship Service on June

that just like the Christian lit-
urgy, our habits shape us. Each
time we practice being hope-

12 at 9 a.m. at Gwen Cherry
Park Center. 305-707-4270.

All 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 do-
nation is requested. 786-255-
1509, 786-709-0656.

Emmanuel Missionary
Baptist Church is hosting a

Rev. Adams reflects on lessons of faith, love, family

cotninued from 12B

In the beginning of his ten-
ure, Adams estimated that
the congregation had a ma-
jority of senior citizens, with
nearly 50 percent of members
comprised of the elderly and
only 10 to 20 percent were
youth members.
"It was a church that was
somewhat on the decline.
There hadn't been a lot of
growth in a number of years,"
Adams recalled.
The reverend slowly began
to implement new activities
and ministries with a fo-
cus on community outreach.
The programs included an
annual Legal Fair which pro-
vides free legal counseling
on various topics; Operation
S.A.V.I.O.R. (Stand Against
Violence It's Our Responsi-
bility), a yearly parade and
rally; Unity Day; and regular

Health Fairs.
The demographics of the
church congregation began to
shift as the church was able
to attract younger members.
Today nearly 45 percent of
church members are young
adult to middle aged, accord-
ing to Adams.
Members of Mt. Zion AME
Church also began creating
more ministries as well. One
such program was the Women
of Virtue Sisterhood, a minis-
try created to allow fellowship
and mentorship among wom-
en regardless of age or if they
are married or single.
In addition to these activi-
ties, the church established
the annual Robert B. Ingram
Scholarship Golf Tournament
and Luncheon, which raises
college scholarships for stu-

As a minister with 21 years

of service, Adams under-
stands the importance of ap-
preciating "God's timing."
Called to preach in 1990
and ordained in 1991, Adams
held a number of associate
pastor positions at churches
.throughout South Florida in-
cluding Greater Bethel AME
Church in Overtown. His first
senior pastor assignment was
for the Greater Ward Chapel
AME Church in Melbourne.
Throughout his ministerial
career, Adams has worked as
a full time employee for Flori-
da Power and Light (FPL) Com-
pany. The minister has often
found skills he has honed on
his day job customer service,
budgeting, and planning-have
helped his duties as a pastor.
"I think being bi-vocational
has enabled me to bring real
life experience to the pastor-
ate," Adams said. "It's been a
challenge, but I think it's been

The senior pastor of Mt. Zion
AME Church has been mar-
ried for 21 years and has three
children who are 18, 15, and
five-years-old. With children
whose ages span so many
years, Adams and his wife
have learned various parent-
ing lessons.
"The older you get the less
energy you have to discipline,"
admitted Adams, noting how
they are more lenient with
their youngest child.
Okay, "we just spoil him,"
admitted Adams with a laugh.
While he has always believed
in the importance of family, as
he has gotten older Adams ap-
preciates their companionship
more than ever.
"I've learned not to be so se-
rious. We're just going to have
enjoy where [our children] are
because it goes by so fast," he

Play provides insight into historical figures

continued from 12B

going in there themselves."
Last week was the sec-
ond performance of the play,
"Timeless Love." The perfor-
mance represents the collab-
oration between each of the
eight members of the Word Po-
ets troupe.
"Each individual poet wrote
their piece and then we came
together and edited it in such
a way, so that it comes togeth-
er as a skit," explained Dasha
Saintremy, a member of the
Word Poets.

Saintremy, whose stage
name is D'Poet, wrote and per-
formed in a skit depicting the
love lives of Rachel, Leah and
To understand the character
of Leah, the 29-year-old poet
first had to research and re-
flect on how she related to the
"It's like it's ministering to
myself first and then I pray
that it ministers to others,"
she explained.
Meanwhile Augustin, who
is a writer and spoken word
artist himself, performed a
skit based upon the Song

of Solomon.
"I don't run away from con-
troversy. It shocked a lot of
people because of the lan-
guage we used," said Augus-
tin, explaining that the skit
still remained "family friend-
Although, the biblical chap-
ter uses rather "tantalizing
language," in the end, the
book itself is wholesome, ac-
cording to Augustin whose
stage name is Underscore.
He further explained that
the Song of Solomon is re-
spectable because "it's or-
dained love. It's marital love

so there's no shame in that."
Nearly. 200 people attended
the "Timeless Love" perfor-
mance last week and proceeds
from the show helped sponsor
Augustin's upcoming mission
work in Kenya.
Founded in 2004, the Chris-
tian company, Island Faith
Production, Inc., offers a num-
ber of creative outlets in addi-
tion to the spoken word troupe
and performances including
greeting cards with messages
in Haitian and English.
For more information about
the company, visit www.is-

Hard work, perseverance lead to college dreams

continued from 12B

Yet after attending a B-CU
football game with a friend
and witnessing the infamous
Marching Wildcats, Davis was
convinced that attending the
Daytona Beach university was
for her.
Yet first she had to receive her
high school diploma. Working
various creative jobs dancer,
hairdresser, etc for the next
decade, she finally returned
to the James Madison Profes-
sional Career Institute for her
GED in 1999.
Although Davis is "very self-
motivated," it was her mother's
decade long insistence that she
get her education that prompt-
ed her to return to school.
Davis admitted with a laugh,
"I was sick of hearing [my
mother's] mouth."
In spite of the irritation, her
daughter understood why the
older woman insisted that she
get her degree.
"[Education] was something
that she wanted, so badly for
her children," Davis explained.
Within months, she com-
pleted the high school diploma

program and at the behest of
her mother, enrolled in Florida
Memorial University at the age
of 27.
Davis's three sisters had at-
tended the university before
she did and were able to pro-
vide advice and support during
her time at the Miami Gardens
university. Yet she quickly
found her footing and became
an active student on campus
participating in different ac-
tives such as spoken' word
events and plays.
Her sister, Norvik Myers,
who was working as an ad-
ministrator assistant at FMU
at the time, said, "She [was] a
drama queen in an awesome
way. Matter of fact, she was
like an inspiration to a lot of
younger girls when she told her
In spite of the good times,
Davis also encountered hard-
ships while at FMU. The deaths
of several family members, in-
cluding her beloved sister in
2002 during her junior year,
impaired her scholastic ambi-
"After everything I just want-
ed to drop out. I had literally
given up," she recalled.

Through it all, she managed
to graduate with her class in

With an undergraduate col-
lege degree from a local HBCU,
Davis thought that there would
be no point in pursuing anoth-
er undergraduate degree from
what was then Bethune Cook-
man College. However in 2007,
B-CC became B-CU after it
established its first graduate
The determined young wom-
an realized that it may be pos-
sible to fulfill her collegiate
dreams after all..With the en-
couragement and near insis-
tence of family and friends and
the blessings of her mother,
Davis applied to B-CU's new
graduate school.
She was rejected.
However, not willing to ac-
cept the denial of her dreams,
the native Miamian packed a
U-Haul truck with her belong-
ings and arrived at the Day-
tona Beach campus with her
rejection letter. Eventually,
administrators allowed her ad-
mission into the school's sole
graduate program.

While juggling duties as a
resident assistant and regular
graduate course work, Davis
also had to take remedial writ-
ing classes and used the ser-
vices of a tutor to help with her
school work.
Professor Meta Harris, who
chaired the Master of Science
and Transformative Program
and Leadership Studies De-
partment, praised her former
"She was a great student.
She was really involved," she
Davis graduated with the
Bethune-Cookman University
Class of 2011 with a 3.8 GPA
and a Masters of Science in
Transformative Leadership.
Now that she is living in Mi-
ami once again, Davis plans
to continue working as a free-
lance social worker and a sub-
stitute teacher for Miami-Dade
County Public Schools.
But for right now, she is con-
tent to reflect upon her unusu-
al journey.
"In the same school system
that I failed out of, I am now an
employee," she said.
"My whole story is just funny,
but it's true."

ful, we open ourselves to be-
ing formed into creatures who
might recognize glimpses of
resurrection life this side of the
kingdom. Despite the broken
circumstances of our individual
and collective lives, we remain
foolishly open to expecting
bread instead of stones, and to
the certainty that there always
exists another reality to the one
in which we find ourselves.
Like happiness, hope can be
hard to maintain. But unlike
happiness, it is not a chase
down a rabbit trail of new pur-
chases, rehashed advice, and
mantras. Rather, hope culti-
vates a distinct posture toward

Father's Day Concert on June
19 at 5 p.m. The church also in-
vites family and friends to their
Worship Service every Sunday
at 11 a.m. 786-704-5216.

The Faith Church, Inc.
invites you to worship service
on Sunday at 9 a.m. 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.

Set 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.

The Youth In Action
Group invites you to their "Sat-
urday Night Live Totally Radi-
cal Youth Experience" every
Saturday, 10 p.m. midnight.

0 A Mission with a New
Beginning Church presents
their annual Women's Minis-
try Annual Convention whose
theme is Women of God, Lift-
ing Up the Name of Jesus' on
June 9-10, 7:30 p.m. nightly

the world that is grown and
sustained through conscious
daily practices enacted within
our varied circumstances, the
good and the bad. It is a disci-
pline we engage in daily wheth-
er we feel like it or not, whether
we see any immediate results or
not. It witnesses to another sov-
ereignty besides ourselves, and
another claim that what we see
or experience in this fractured
world, delightful or deeply pain-
ful, is not the lasting reality.
Hope does not anticipate or rely
on a happy ending. Hope be-
lieves that the God who came to
give us abundant life is always
at work.

and June 12 at 11:30 a.m.The
church also will be feeding the
hungry every second Saturday
of the month.

Redemption 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
Beginning Church mem-
bers invites 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.

God Word God Way
C.O.G.I.C. getting ready for
A.I.M Convention at Gamble
Memorial. Chieftain Wilkerson
is the mission president. 786-

Church Notes (faith/family
calendar): Submit all events by
Monday, 2 p.m. phone: 305-
694-6216; fax: 305-757-5770;
e-mail: kheard@miamitimeson-

Can't stop eating?

You are not alone. Overeaters Anonymous can help. No dues,
fees or weigh-ins. Everyone is welcome!
Meeting every Monday at 7 p.m., at Jessie Trice Health Center,
5361 NW 22 Avenue.
Call Helen at 305-751-4079.

Youth revival at First Baptist

First Baptist Church of
Brownsville will hold its annu-
al three (3) night youth revival
June 8th, 9th and 10th at 7:30
p.m. nightly. Guest Speakers
will be Rev. Ross Pierre of New
Bethel on Wednesday; Min.
Elonza Morris, III of New Shiloh
on Thursday; and Rev. Robert

Roundtree.of New Mt. Pleasant
on Friday.
Under the leadership of our
newly elected pastor, Rev. An-
drew Floyd, Sr. First Baptist ex-
tends an invitation to the com-
munity to join us on these three
(3) nights of winning youth for

The fight against obesity continues

continued from 12B

Center for Disease Control and
Prevention. In Florida, about
33.1 percent of children ages 10
to 17 are considered overweight
or obese.
Due to the success of their
365 Health Plan initiative, the
local chapter of the Links es-
tablished their latest initiative,
'All About Me Healthy, Happy.

& Fit' to continue to help em-
power youth to make healthy
eating choices and fitness hab-
After being, awarded a grant
by the Kellogg Foundation, the
'All About Me Healthy, Happy
& Fit' program has been imple-
mented at Linda Lentin K-8
Center, Frank C. Martin K-8
Center, Arcola Lake Elemen-
tary School Steppers and the
FCAA After School Program.

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15B THE MIAMI TIMES, JUNE 8-14, 2011

By Kent Spencer

Recently, Chicago's Collins
Academy held. a gym full of
proud educators and deter-
mined students, as they were
shown that hard work pays
off-and sometimes gets you
special perks.
Three Collins students were
granted $10,000 dollar schol-
arships from The Get Schooled
Foundation and Comcast for
their stellar student perfor-
mances. The school was also
recognized for best attendance
rate increase. In addition to
MTV's Sway Colloway, and sev-
eral radio personalities holding
an all-school assembly to con-
gratulate and keep students
motivated, rapper/singer-
songwriter Nicki Minaj was on
hand to present the scholar-
Acting as 'principal for
the day', singer Nicki Minaj

showed up to congratulate the
400 students and teachers at
the Collins Academy for their
hard work in maintaining a 92
percent attention rate through-
out the challenge, an impor-
tant feat as studies show that
the rate of attendance is one of
the most significant predictors
of dropping out. A graduate of
Laguardia High School in New
York City, Minaj had an impor-
tant message to share with the
kids that education has been
key to her success.
"I am a young, female mogul
before I am an artist. As a busi-
nesswoman there isn't a single
day where I don't use my edu-
cation or acquire new knowl-
edge to ensure my success.
.Regardless of where you are
today, with education you can
take yourself where you want to
be," she says.
In addition to the $30,000
scholarships to the three Col-

Nicki Minaj congratulates the students at the Collins Acad-
emy in Chicago for their stellar attendance rates during Get
Schooled's Get MotivatED Challenge.
lins Academy students, 12 stu- from Comcast as a reward for
dents at four other competing their impressive efforts.
schools in Boston, Philadelphia, Minaj's appearance had a
Nashville and Chicago are each dramatic impact on the Collins
receiving $1,000 scholarships students. After the shock of

seeing the talented music artist
at school, many students said
they appreciated that Minaj
cared to take the time out to
visit Collins. Senior Porsha
Treadwell was one affected by
the appearance. "It feels great
that an upscale person (Nicki
Minaj) actually came and rec-
ognized that we're on the right
track. It makes me feel more
motivated," said Treadwell.
This school year, Collins had
a mission to increase the at-
tendance rate. It wasn't done
by an ordinary command of an
administrator, either: faculty,
staff and students, actually
took action to make the goal a
Staff took on a role that's less
implemented in other schools
by rewarding students with
things such as free break-
fast and lunch for improving
their performances. Freshman
Enoch Smith Jr. also felt mo-

tivation throughout the school
year. "Once we found out we
were competing against other
schools with improving the at-
tendance rate, we stepped up.
We're a competitive school,"
said Smith.
The actions demonstrated by
schools such as Collins and ce-
lebrities to raise students' drive
to succeed shows that these
types of initiatives take a toll
on the students for the better.
MTV's Sway expressed the im-
portance of having motivation
to be educated. "As important
as is it for most to be motivated
to get at that new girl, to get
that fly car, to have those fly
kicks, education is more im-
portant. That should be first
priority. Motivating yourself to
be educated is important as
breathing," said Sway.
To learn more about the Get
MotivatED Challenge, visit the
Get Schooled website.

So. FL homeless celebrate their birthdays

Think back to your last birth-
day, does it match what we
have come to expect? Birthday
cards, cake, gifts and blowing
out the candles to make a wish
is the reality for so many in our
society; however, those simple
birthday details remain only a
dream for those in our home-
less community.
For the homeless and needy,
birthdays are not a special day
filled with trips to a favorite
restaurant or movie; rather
they begin and end like every
other day . searching for
food, hoping for shelter and

Volunteer Coordinator Lavern Peterkin passing out birth-
day presents at the Broward Outreach Center in Pompano.

4 .

A mother and her children enjoying the Gigantic Birthday
Party at the Miami Rescue Mission.

struggling to survive.
With the help of the count-
less volunteers, donors and
supporters, the Miami Rescue
Mission/Broward Outreach
Centers were able to hold the
Gigantic Birthday Party with
over one thousand homeless
and needy individuals who

may have missed last year's
birthday or never celebrated a
birthday at all.
"Something like this Gigan-
tic Birthday Party sounds so
simple until you are here, until
you know what it means and
how much everyone here cares

for you," stated Louis who has
been homeless for two years.
"I never thought I would be
brought to tears by just blow-
ing out candles... but here I
Attendees at the three cam-
puses in Miami, Hollywood and
Pompano Beach were treated a
wonderful meal, birthday cake
and cupcakes, live entertaih-
ment as well as birthday gifts.
The live entertainment includ-
ed such wonderful groups as
the Regeneration Singers (a
group comprised of the for-
merly homeless residents of
the Miami Rescue Mission),
Thrive Youth Choir from First
United Methodist Church of
Albany, Georgia, as well as
many others.
With such sponsors as
Chick-Fil-A, BB&T Bank, Cal-
vary Chapel of Fort Lauder-
dale, Whole Foods Market,
Ofra Cosmetics and many oth-
ers, the homeless and needy
of South Florida were able to
truly enjoy their birthday cel-

New film traces history of gospel music

By Josephine Vivaldo

The new film "Rejoice and
Shout" takes viewers back to
the exuberant history of one
of the most influential musi-
cal traditions born in the Black
Christian culture.
The historical film was di-
rected by Don McGlynn, whose
films also include "The Howlin'
Wolf Story," "The Legend of Ted-
dy Edwards," and "Charles Min-
gus: Triumph of the Underdog."
He expressed to The Christian
Post that he had "never had a
film that was this sprawling
and huge."
"Rejoice and Shout" traces
the evolution of the gospel
style leading to today's musical
genres such as blues, swing,
soul, rap and hip-hop as well as
contemporary gospel.
The documentary finds its
roots in the American South
when only music proved to be
an escape and freedom from
slavery, hate and violence
among the Black community.
For McGlynn, this was a film
that really needed to be done.
"There has been no real gos-
pel history ever made and cer-
tainly not tried to encapsulate
it into two hours," he said. "I
always thought that it was re-

Featured in the new documentary,"Rejoice and Shout",The
Staples Singers were a popular gospel group whose complex
musical arrangements influenced the trademark Motown

ally weird that all these great
clips had gone unused all these
McGlynn took on the job of
watching every film and clip
and while he found it to be a
pleasure, "it was also tough be-
cause you watch it and think
'oh that's great, that's great,
that's great' but finally I felt
some confidence because about

a half of the film I could see the
frame of the film because it was
'this nice clip, this nice clip.'
But then the problem was, two
years later, how do you struc-
ture the story around these
clips and that was very ardu-
ous to sort of distill this very
sprawling 200-year story and
put all these great clips that Joe
found together."

ebration, regardless of their
birth date.
Miami Rescue Mission/Bro-
ward Outreach Centers Direc-
tor of Development, Marilyn
Brummitt, said of the event,
"The homeless people living
on the streets usually never
have a chance to celebrate
their birthdays so we love to
bring them together and let
them celebrate at a special
party created just for them.
No matter when their birthday
is, they were able to celebrate
their special day with us at
our Gigantic Birthday Bash
Party. This is just another way
to show them that they are not
forgotten and they can get help
off the streets."

Homeless Men Blowing Out the Candles for their Birthday
Cake at the Miami Rescue Mission.



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Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed


reveals medical

By Kaila Heard

For nearly 75 years, Vertus
Hardiman, has always worn a
hat and/or a wig. The 84-year-
old man was not concerned
with showing his fashion acu-
men. Instead, he wore it to
disguise the literal hole that
spanned the top of his skull. A
hole that he developed after be-

ing a part of unethical medical
experiment testing the effects
of exposure to radiation.
."For over 80 years only four
individuals outside a few medi-
cal specialists have ever seen
my condition; I hide it because
I look like some monster," he
After more than eight decades
of silence, he decided to reveal
his story. The 2010 feature-
length documentary, "A Hole
in the Head: A Life Revealed"
delves into how Hardiman's life
- the experiment that deformed
him and the spirit and love that
allowed him to overcome its de-

bilitating horror and create a
fulfilling and worthwhile life.

Most people are familiar with
the unethical treatment of the
Black victims of the infamous
Tuskegee Syphillis Experiment.
Unfortunately, there have
been other cases of such medi-
cal unethical experimentation.
In 1927, Lyles Station, Indi-
ana was the site of such medi-
cal mistreatment.
Back then when he was five-
years-old', Hardiman and nine
other children were told that
they were receiving a newly dis-

covered cure for ringworm.
But they actually were not.
Instead, the children received
irradiation treatments to test
the effects of exposure to radia-
The price of such a deceptive
treatment for Hardiman was
the development of malformed
head that also included an ac-
tual hole in his skull.
Hardiman never told anyone
about his condition until he
was in his mid-80s, when he
revealed his startling secret to
friend and writer/producer Dr.
Wilbert Smith. That revelation
eventually lead to the creation

of the documentary, "Hole in
the Head."
The documentary reveals the
life and struggles of Hardiman,
who was also the source of
ridicule and derision through-
out his life for wearing his hat
and wig. The film also speaks
to other survivors of the Lyles
Station experiment as well as
revealing other medically un-
ethical irradiation experiments.
Yet. in spite of the pain, be-
trayal and hardship that the
experiment caused him, Har-
diman revealed that he did not
hold any grudges.
"No, if you are angry than

your heart is not right. It was
God's grace that kept me here.
I think he wanted it to be told.
To -show the magnitude of his
mercy. Because it should be
told," he replied.
Hardiman lived his final years
in Altadena and was a faith-
ful member of the First AME
Church of Pasadena, California
before he passed away on June
1, 2007.
"Hole in the Head" has so far
been screened in private view-
ings and local film festivals.
For more information about
public screenings, visit www.

Cellphones and cancer

Ubiquitous devices are 'possible'carcinogen, but risk is low

All radiation

is not the same
Non-ionizing radiation:
Cellphones use radio waves a low-
frequency type of radiation also used in
A microav ovens that doesn't have enough
energy to damage DNA.

A Ionizing radiation:
Radiation given off by Xray machines, for
example, is strong enough to damage DNA
and can cause cancer.

What increases cancer risk

More than 900 agents have
been evaluated and 400 are
tagged as carcinogenic or
potentially.carcinogenic to

Carcinogenic: Abc-ros
arsenic tobacco,
i.iltra.iolet running
deuce-s, ,wo:,'d dust,
X-ray and radiation

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Limiting exposure

Experts say there isn't enough
evidence to know whether radiation
from cellphones causes cancer. But
if people are worried, they could
take these steps:
Use a hands-free device such
as a headset, or instead send text
Limit cell phone use by children
under 10 or 12, whose brains are
still developing.

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By Liz Szabo and Mary Brophy Marcus

A branch of the World Health Organization said
Tuesday that there is a "possible" link between
cellphones and cancer, but health experts say the
risk may be small and further research is needed
to draw a definitive conclusion.
Thirty-one experts, convened last week in Lyon,
France, by WHO's International Agency for Re-
search on Cancer, analyzed existing studies,
including two new ones that have not yet been
published. No new research was conducted.
S"There could be some risk, and therefore we
need to keep a close watch for a link between
cellphones and cancer risk," working group chair
Jonathan Samet, of the University of Southern
California, said in a statement. It noted the pos-
sible connection between cellphones and two types
of brain tumors: gliomas and acoustic neuromas.
Cancer specialists said the report should not
cause panic among the world's five billion cell-
phone users.
"When we as consumers hear 'possibly carcino-
genic,' we freak," says Otis Brawley, chief medical
officer at the American Cancer Society. "But the
data is not at all certain and needs further study."
Some people have worried about cellphones be-
cause they emit low-frequency radiation. But it is
too weak to damage DNA, Brawley says.
Donald Berry of the MD Anderson Cancer
Center in Houston notes that there has been no
increase in U.S. brain cancer rates despite huge
growth in cellphone use. The notion that cell-
phones cause brain cancer is "just an urban myth
that keeps coming up," Berry says. "The panel
somehow decided that there is maybe something
here-that's possibly carcinogenic, which ranks
with everything else in the world."
There were 302.9 million wireless subscriber
connections in the USA at the end of 2010, up
from 109.5 million in 2000, says the CTIA, a wire-
less industry group.
Brawley says most cellphone studies have
Please turn to CANCER 18B

By David Linden

Why can't that obese man just
eat less and exercise more? He
lacks willpower, surely.
Willpower is a fine thing, but the
best intentions of this man's con-
scious mind indeed, all of ours
- must struggle against tens of
thousands of years of evolution-
ary history. Simply put, our bodies
contain appetite-control circuits
that make it very hard to lose a lot
of weight and keep it off.
Body fat secretes a hormone
called leptin, and this hormone is
carried by circulating blood and
passes into the brain to reduce ap-
petite. When we lose weight, less
body fat means that less leptin
gets to the brain. This causes a
strong subconscious drive to eat
and makes foods particular-
ly fatty and sweet foods more
pleasurable when consumed. The
more weight that is lost, the stron-
ger this drive will be.
While moderate weight loss can
be maintained through willful
monitoring of food intake and ex-
ercise, and dramatic weight loss
can be achieved temporarily, it is
very difficult for most people to
maintain an extreme loss of weight
over the long term because of this
leptin-feedback system.
Even liposuction is only a tem-
porary fix: Removal of fat from
the body reduces levels of leptin,
thereby increasing appetite. This

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is the sad yet unavoidable truth
that the multibillion dollar weight-
loss industry from diet book au-
thors to weight-loss reality shows
to manufactured "diet foods" -
doesn't want you to know.

The ugly flip side of the notion
that dramatic sustained weight
loss is within everyone's grasp is
the idea that if you're overweight,
it's just because you're just a lazy
Depicting an overweight char-
acter in a TV sitcom or a film is
an easy shorthand: This person
is sloppy, unsexy and lacking in

self-control. Not like us.
Here's the root of the prob-
lem: Evolution is slow, but cul-
tures and technology can change
quickly. For most of our human
history we rarely had access to
sweet or fatty foods. We belonged
to hunter-gatherer societies and
burned a lot of energy in every-
day tasks. In that distant past, it
made sense to have an appetite-
control system in the brain that
made eating those sweet, fatty
foods highly pleasurable. This be-
havior was useful to pack on the
pounds when these energy-rich
foods were available so that you
wouldn't starve during the next
protracted famine.

Today, when we try to lose large
amounts of weight and keep it off,
we are fighting against an evolu-
tionary history geared to a food
landscape that no longer exists.
Our appetites are calibrated to a
diet of roots and shoots and very
little meats or sweets not the
McDonald's Extra Value Meal and
a 64-ounce soda.
But why, given access to un-
limited calories, as is the case for
most of us North Americans, will
only some people become obese?
Is there evidence for a genetic
component, or is it all the result
of environmental factors?
For a significant fraction of the
world's population, environmen-
tal concerns are overriding: If you
don't have access to sufficient nu-
trition, you can't become obese.
Likewise, many cultural factors
as well as aspects of an individ-
ual's life history also come into
play. Stress also has an impor-
tant role in appetite that is pro-
duced by stress hormone action
in the brain.

However, surprisingly, data
from adopted twin studies indi-
cate that in the United States,
about 80 percent of the variation
in body weight is determined by
genes. Again, that's about the
same degree of heritability as a
characteristic such as height,
Please turn to OBESITY 18B

On the Go Eating Tips

The Emerald Breakfast on the go! survey
74 percent of Americans have eaten meals
"on the go."
35 percent of breakfast eaters have
consumed the first meal of the day while in a
vehicle and 20 percent while getting dressed.
Close to three' i veI (5o percent) people
spend more time thinking about their outfits
than what they're eating for breakfast.
43 percent spend four minutes or fewer
preparing their breakfast, while 27 percent
spend less than a minute on their first meal of
the day. Break bad breakfast habits and get
your day off to a good start, even when you're
in a hurry.
Plan for it. Create a weekly breakfast plan
and grocery list that includes what you need
for a healthy on-the-go breakfast. By planning.
ahead you can skip the drive-thru and the
forgettable breakfast bars.
Pack your breakfast. Tuck your on-the-
go breakfast right in your lunch bag next to
your salad and sandwich. Granola, fruit, dry
cereal or yogurt are easy-to-pack options, or
try Emerald Breakfast on the go! in any of the
three blends Berry Nut Blend, Breakfast
Nut Blend or S'mores Nut Blend.
Breakfast at your desk.. Have some good
snack options stashed at your desk. Whole-
grain crackers or fruit are perfect with some
peanut butter. Or, if your company has a
refrigerator, store some yogurt or string cheese
for the week.
Learn more about Emerald Breakfast on the go! at

Stop fraud STD treatments

By Ann J. Curley

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the
Federal Trade Commission warned several compa-
nies to remove products from the market for mak-
ing bogus claims about treating and preventing
sexually transmitted diseases.
"There are no no NO consumer products and di-
etary supplements to treat STDs that are available
over the counter," emphasized Howard Sklamberg,
director of FDA's Office of Enforcement and Regula-
tory affairs, explaining that the only way to treat an
STD is by using an FDA-approved prescription drug
obtained from a licensed health care provider.
The agencies issued joint letters to 12 companies
warning that they are violating federal law by sell-
ing 30 products claiming to treat and even cure sev-
eral STDs including herpes, HIV, AIDS, chlamydia
and genital warts. The companies have 15 days to
voluntarily comply with the law and notify the FDA
of the actions they have taken to correct the viola-
tions noted in the letters. The products, which are
sold online and in retail, have not been tested by
the FDA for safety and effectiveness. If they don't
comply, legal action may result, including seizure,
injunction or criminal prosecution.
"These illnesses need to be detected appropriately
and accurately and treated properly by a medical
professional," explained Dr. Jeffrey P. Engel, state
director North Carolina Department of Health and
Human Services, explaining "STDs are not just a
threat to individual health but to public health be-
cause any individual can spread a disease that isn't
properly treated."

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0tyour morning routine

through the same tired motions every
single day? Or are your mornings
rushed and chaotic, making you
more of a morning monster? Morning routines
don't have to be boring or frustrating and
rebooting your routine can have a positive effect
on your entire day.
Analyze your current routine what's really
working and what's not. Is your commute a
source of tension? Is getting the kids out
the door on time stressful and unpleasant for
everyone? Look at what you need to get done
and how much time it realistically takes to do
those things.
Next, set a goal for the morning routine. Would
you like more cairn and less chaos? More energy?
Would you like to get everyone out the door with
everything they need? Be specific. Target one
element at a time that needs changing, and then
take small steps to make it happen.

Here are some tips fot rebooting your routine
and getting off to a great start.
Eat Breakfast. The key to jump-start your
metabolism and kick off your day right is
to eat breakfast. But according to a survey
commissioned by Emerald Breakfast on the go!,
less than 43 percent of Americans eat breakfast
daily. In addition, 25 percent of Americans who
eat breakfast can't remember what they ate in
the morning in the last three days, and nearly
one in three (32 percent) people sometimes feel ,
remorseful about what they eat for breakfast.
Food That Fuels. Whole grains, fiber and
protein provide you with long-lasting energy.
Try whole grain English muffins with a little
peanut butter; Greek yogurt with fruit, nuts
and granola; a fruit smoothie made with non-
fat milk and a little protein powder, alongside a
100-calorie pack of almonds Abd walnuts.
Be Prepared. Keeping convenient breakfast
and mid-morning snack foods handy, such as
Please turn to ROUTINE 19B


i1' of us have eaten
meals "on the go"!

People are so rushed for time that they
forget what they are eating. One in four
Americans (25%) cannot remember
everything they ate for breakfast
over the last three days.

Heat rash occurs when an infant's pores become
blocked, usually during hot, humid weather.
The University of Maryland Medical Center offers
these suggestions to help prevent heat rash:
Dress baby in clothes that are lightweight and
made of cotton.
Keep baby in an air-conditioned room during
hot weather.Turn on a fan in baby's room when air
conditioning isn't available.
Skip ointments, creams or powders on baby's
Do your best to make sure that baby doesn't
get too warm, and that the skin stays dry.

Traveling long distances in the car can take a toll
on your back.
The American Chiropractic Association suggests
how to keep back pain at bay during a car trip:
Adjust your seat so you're sitting comfortably
close to the wheel, with your knees just higher
than your hips.
Use a back support.
Take regular breaks to rest.
Stretch your toes, leg muscles and shoulders
as you drive.
Keep hands on the steering wheel at the 3:00
and 7:00 positions, alternating occasionally with
the 10:00 and 2:00 positions.
Keep a relaxed grip on the wheel, occasionally
tightening, then loosening, your hold.

Food allergy reactions range from mild to life-
threatening, depending on the person.
The Nemours Foundation says common warn-
ing signs of a milder allergic reaction to food may
A tight feeling in the throat, or a hoarse voice.
Coughing and wheezing.
Nausea, vomiting or stomach pain.
Hives or skin rash.
A tingling sensation on the lips or tongue.
Runny nose.
In more serious cases, food allergy may cause a
severe reaction called anaphylaxis, which may cause
a person's breathing pathways to narrow, blood
pressure to drop, and tongue to swell. This should be
treated as a life-threatening medical emergency.

High blood pressure and stroke
By Dr. Kenneth Fischer, M.D.. resulting in internal bleeding. When blood
Neurologist at North Shore Medical Center vessels in the brain become blocked or break
and then leak blood into the brain, brain
Approximately every 40 seconds someone cells begin to die and the brain is not able
in the United States has a stroke to function properly. In addition
and roughly every three to four to stroke, high blood pressu-re
minutes someone dies of a stroke. H also can cause other forms
Strokes cause about one in 17 of brain damage, including
deaths annually making it the / transient ischemic attacks,
third leading cause of death and 1 '' or ministrokes, dementia,
are the primary reason for long- .. which impairs the ability to
term disability. So if you could' -, speak, reason, remember, see
take steps now to lower your risk K' and move, and mild cognitive
of having a stroke, you would, impairment, which may affect
wouldn't you? Well, you can. First language, attention, critical
on your list would be to control thinking, reading, writing,
your blood pressure. l as well as reaction time and
The most important risk factor FISCHER memory.
for stroke is high blood pressure, or Blood pressure is the amount
hypertension. If left untreated, this condition of force exerted by blood against
can damage blood vessels throughout the artery walls. It is expressed in two numbers
body, causing them to narrow and clog more that are measured in millimeters of mercury
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New focus on diet in war on cancer 1Flaxseed doesn't reduce hot flashes

Battle shifts to

nutrition and


By Ronald Kotulak

In a major shift of its goals,
the American Cancer Society
said recently that instead of
waiting for cures, it will refo-
cus major resources on pre-
venting cancer through dietary
Promising research show-
ing that some foods contain
chemicals that protect people
against cancer while others
promote cancer formation has
opened the door to massive ef-
forts to prevent cancer, said
Dr. Walter Lawrence Jr., can-
cer society president and pro-
fessor of surgery at the Medical
College of Virginia. He spoke at
the society's annual Science
Writers Seminar.
To back up its new com-
mitment, the cancer society
announced it has launched
two pilot studies to determine
whether low-fat diets will re-

duce the risk of breast cancer,
which kills 46,000 American
women annually, and whether
high-fiber diets will reduce the
risk of colon cancer, which will
claim the lives of 58,000 Amer-
icans this year.
If the pilot studies are suc-
cessful, large-scale studies
will be initiated across the
country, studies that even the
federal government balked at
undertaking because of their
prohibitive cost.
To make the studies afford-
able, the cancer society will
rely on volunteers from the
medical profession and the lay
public to do most of the leg
work, Lawrence said.
The need to refocus efforts
on prevention are dictated by
the new nutrition research and
,by the slow but steady efforts
to cure cancer, he said. Rather
than hope that science eventu-
ally will provide a cure through
treatment, Americans in the
1990s should practice preven-
tive measures and manage
their diets with care because
many common cancers are not
cured by chemotherapy or ra-
diation, the cancer society said

in a new statement on nutrition
and cancer.
"We have not 'won' the war
on cancer-all too many still get
these diseases we call cancer
and all too many die," Law-
rence said.
Although there has been
great progress in understand-
ing the cause' of cancer and
in treating some forms of it,
preventing cancer through nu-
trition may have greater long-
term benefits for people who
otherwise have an increased
risk of developing a malignant
tumor, he said.
According to one estimate,
one out of three cancers in the
U.S. are believed to be caused
by dietary factors, Lawrence
"There is compelling evi-
dence that diet plays a signifi-
cant causal role in a number
of common cancers, including
colon, breast and prostate," he
The two pilot studies are
being carried out in Virginia,
where volunteers have recruit-
ed 200 subjects to eat high-
fiber diets, and in upstate New
York, were 200 women have

been signed up to go on a low-
fat diet.
The pilot studies are de-
signed to determine whether
subjects will stick to their diets
and whether they produce pre-
liminary beneficial changes.
The next step will be to en-
roll 2,000 subjects across the
country in each study.
These studies will take five
years before sufficient evi-
dence is compiled to determine
whether such dietary changes
will significantly protect people
against cancer, Lawrence said.
Such studies are necessary
to make general recommenda-
tions to the public to alter their
dietary habits to reduce their
risk of developing cancer, he
Many studies in animals
and various populations sup-
port the protective role of some
foods, but the results cannot
be accepted as definitive proof,
he said.
The low-fat diet will be given
to postmenopausal breast can-
cer patients to find out wheth-
er it will reduce their risk of
developing further breast can-

The effects of high blood pressure and stroke

continued from 17B

(mmHg). The first number,
or systolic blood pressure,
measures the amount of force
when the heart beats. The
second number, or diastolic
blood pressure, measures
pressure in the arteries between
heartbeats. Normal blood
pressure is less than 120/80
mmHg. Prehypertension may be
diagnosed if the systolic pressure
is between 120 to 139 mmHg or
the diastolic pressure is between
80 to 89 mmHg. Blood pressure
is considered to be high if systolic
pressure is 140 mmHg or higher,
or if the diastolic pressure is 90
mmHg or higher, which also can

be expressed as 140/90 mmHg.
Blood pressure can be
controlled by making lifestyle
changes or taking medication.
Some ways to manage blood
pressure include:
Reducing salt in foods
Eating healthy foods,
such as fruits, vegetables,
whole-grain foods, low-fat or
fat-free dairy products, skinless
chicken, lean meats, turkey,
fish, and low-calorie, low-fat
Maintaining a healthy
body weight
Engaging in physical
activity on a regular basis by
exercising through walking,
swimming, riding a bicycle or

Limiting alcohol intake
to no more than two alcoholic
drinks a day for men and one per
day for women
Not smoking
Taking medications as
directed by your physician to
lower blood pressure
In addition to being the leading
cause of stroke, high blood
pressure can cause heart failure,
coronary artery dise. ;e, kidney
failure and eye blood vessel
damage. It has also been linked
Sto sexual dysfunction, bone loss
and trouble sleeping. For more
information about high blood
pressure, talk with your doctor
or visit the American Stroke
Association Web site at www.

North Shore Medical Center's
Certified Advanced Primary
Stroke Care Center combines
the resources of many medical
specialties to quickly evaluate
and treat patients with complex
medical needs.
The stroke team includes
Emergency Department
physicians, Neurologists,
Neurosurgeons, Interventional
Radiologists and Radiologists
who specialize in the care of
strokes. The team is available
round-the-clock to respond
when a patient with stroke
symptoms comes to the hospital.
For more information on North
Shore's Certified Advanced
Primary Stroke Center please
call 305-835-6000.

By Marilynn Marchione

CHICAGO Women looking
for a natural remedy for a com-
mon menopause problem will
be disappointed by a new study
that found that eating flaxseed
does not curb hot flashes.
Hormone pills ease hot flash-
es, but they can raise the risk of
breast cancer and are not safe
for women who have had that
disease. Flaxseed has weak
hormonal effects, and doctors
thought it might help.
Dr. Sandhya Pruthi of the

Mayo Clinic decided to test this
in a rigorous study after a pa-
tient said she thought flaxseed
was helping her. Researchers
enrolled 178 women who had
at least 28 hot flashes a week.
About half previously had
breast cancer.
The women were given snack
bars with or without flaxseed to
eat once a day. After six weeks,
a third of each group reported
50 percent fewer hot flashes,
and all reported more bloating,
diarrhea and nausea.
Please turn to FLAXSEED 19B

Genes linked to obesity?

continued from 16B

and much greater than that for
other conditions that we now
clearly regard as running in
families, including breast can-
cer, schizophrenia and heart
disease. Yet, we don't typically
call a heart disease sufferer a
weak-willed loser.
Brain-imaging studies of
obese patients indicate that a
genetically determined altera-
tion in the brain's pleasure cir-

cuitry makes them crave food
more while getting less pleasure
from eating than those in a lean
control group.
The idea that eating is an en-
tirely conscious and voluntary
behavior is deeply rooted in our
culture. When we show compas-
sion to the overweight, we must
confront the difficult truth that
we are not pure creatures of free
will. We are all of us subject
to powerful subconscious forces
that influence our behavior.
It's not just that fat guy.

Study: Phones cause cancer

continued from 16B

important limitations. Re-
searchers typically ask people
with brain cancers about past
cellphone use, then compare
answers with those of people
who have never had cancer.
But people may not remember
-rectly especially if they've
.,e through something as
traumatic as being diagnosed
with a brain tumor, he says.
Cancer researcher Peter
Shields of Georgetown Uni-
versity Medical Center cites
three categories of risk: pos-
sible, probable and known.
Cellphone radiation falls un-

der "possible." "This is noth-
ing like asbestos or smoking,
which causes cancer in one
of 10 people who smoke ciga-
"It's not new news. They've
been caUtioning people for
a long time," says Sally
Frautschy, professor of neurol-
ogy at UCLA Medical Center. "I
try to minimize use and keep
my calls short. I think there's
been adequate research to
show we need to minimize use
and make better phones that
emit less radiation."
The research agency will
publish its findings in The Lan-
cet Oncology's July 1 issue and
online in several days.

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NFL's Mark Clayton starts Christian clothing company

By Josephine Vivaldo

When Mark Clayton is not
breaking records as the re-
ceiver for the NFL's St. Louis
Rams, he's dedicating his time
to spread Christ's message
through his new apparel com-
pany, MyChristianT.com.
During the lockout, Clay-
ton and a friend began to get
more serious about getting into
the t-shirt business but with a

Christian perspective fit for the
fashion world, he said.
"It started with me and a
friend, we were just having a
conversation about being in
football as a second career and
we got to talking about fashion
and ended up at t-shirt and
we wanted to get into it from a
Christian perspective."
The hip brand displays mes-
sages such as "hope," "I Twitter
Jesus," "saved," "Truth," "King

of Kings," "Property of "
Jesus" and "Team Je-
sus" with the alpha and
omega Greek letters
imprinted across the 4C
Through the com-
pany, founded in 2010,
the shirts are meant to
accomplish two impor- CLAY
tant things, Clayton
said: "It represents our dedica-
tion and commitment to Christ


and the message that
we portray such as
the message of hope
and embracing our
Purpose and God's
Everyone wants
to be around the
28-year-old football
ON star, women and
men alike, for vari-
ous reasons, he said. Women
are attracted to the position

and the finance, and men want
to advance their popularity and
finances, he noticed.
"That happens on a daily ba-
sis. You never know the heart
of the person."
Setting distance between
those situations and himself
would be ideal, he said, but
unfortunately, it also takes
away from the opportunity of
representing Christ.
"You kind of guard yourself

but sometimes it goes beyond
the extreme and it takes away
from people, community, and
relationships that matter and
really represent the Gospel,
represent Christ."
Beginning a conversation
about Christ is encouraged on
the t-shirt website. Users can
share their story, participate in
interactive online contests and
connect with others via spiri-
tual discussions.

Popular religious phrases not found in Bible

continued from 13B

Steve Bouma-Prediger, a reli-
gion professor at Hope College
in Holland, Michigan.
"In my college religion class-
es, I sometimes quote 2 Hesi-
tations 4:3 (There are no in-
ternal combustion engines
in heaven')," Bouma-Prediger
says. "I wait to see if anyone
realizes that there is no such
book in the Bible and therefore
no such verse.
"Only a few catch on."
Few catch on because they
don't want to people prefer
knowing biblical passages that

reinforce their pre-existing be-
liefs, a Bible professor says.
"Most people who profess
a deep love of the Bible have
never actually read the book,"
says Rabbi Rami Shapiro,
who once had to persuade a
student in his Bible class at
Middle Tennessee State Uni-
versity that the saying "this
dog won't hunt" doesn't appear
in the Book of Proverbs.
"They have memorized parts
of texts that they can string
together to prove the biblical
basis for whatever it is they
believe in," he says, "but they
ignore the vast majority of the

Where do these phantom
messages come from?
It's easy to blame the spread
of phantom biblical passages
on pervasive biblical illiteracy.
But the causes are varied and
go back centuries.
Some of the guilty parties are
anonymous, lost to history.
They are artists and storytell-
ers who over the years embel-
lished biblical stories and pas-
sages with their own twists.
Others blame the spread of
phantom Bible passages on
King James, or more specifi-
cally the declining popularity
of the King James translation
of the Bible.

That translation, which
marks 400 years of existence
this year, had a near monop-
oly on the Bible market as re-
cently as 50 years ago, says
Douglas Jacobsen, a professor
of church history and theology
at Messiah College in Pennsyl-
"If you quoted the Bible and
got it wrong then, people were
more likely to notice because
there was only one text," he
says. "Today, so many differ-
ent translations are used that
almost no one can tell for sure
if something supposedly from
the Bible is being quoted accu-
rately or not."

Ditch the morning drag by creating a new routine

continued from 17B

Emerald Breakfast on the go!
Nut & Granola Mixes with
dried fruit, granola clusters
and Emerald nuts, can help
with the morning rush and the
midday slump.
Get Moving. The American
Council on Exercise says
that as little as 10 minutes
of exercise gets oxygen-rich

blood pumping throughout
your system, boosting your
energy and your mood.
Stretching helps wake up tired
muscles. Try some simple
yoga poses or tai chi moves.
You can also wake yourself up
with a few full-body stretches
by gently pointing your toes
and reaching your arms above
your head.
Get Some Rays. Sunshine
stops the production of

melatonin (which helps you
sleep) and signals your brain
that it's time to wake up, so
raise the shades to help you
get your day going with more

Me Time. Set the alarm
for 15 minutes earlier than
normal. Use that time to do
something that energizes you
- it could be reading, listening

to music, meditating or a short
walk. It shouldn't be for work
or chores do something that
feeds the inner you.
Re-route Your Commute.
Freshen things up by taking a
new route to work or school.
Doing things the same way all
the time puts the brain into
automatic pilot. Changing
things up a bit forces you to
pay attention and stimulates
the brain.

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Father's Day Gospel Explosion

Mt. Pleasant Missionary Bap-
tist Church, 11591 SW 220
Street, Goulds, Dr. James C.
Wise, Pastor, presents a Fa-
ther's Day Gospel Explosion.
The Gospel Explosion will
feature The Smiling Jubilaires,
Ft. Lauderdale; George Dawson
and The C Lords C's, Miami; St.
Mary's Male Chorus, Coconut
Grove; Artise Wright and The
Spiritual Harmonizers, Miami;
and Lil' Rev. and The Second
Generation, Miami.
The service will start at 4:30
p.m., Sunday, June 19.
Doors will open at 3 p.m.
All tickets will be sold at the
Adults, $15; students 13-17,

Remedy doesn't

continued from 18B

"This we suspect was due to
the fiber content in the bars,"
Pruthi said.
Women who don't want to
take hormones for menopause
symptoms might consider cer-
tain antidepressants, such as
Effexor, or other drugs such as
Neurontin that well-done stud-
ies have shown can help, she
Dr. Mark Kris, a cancer spe-

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Artise Wright
$8; children 5-12, $5.
For ticket information, call

help menopause
cialist at Memorial Sloan-Ket-
tering Cancer Center in New
York, said the flaxseed results
are disappointing.
"There were so many testi-
monials that we thought flax-
seed was going to work, but a
testimonial is not a rigorous
clinical trial result, and that's
what our patients deserve," he
"Even natural products do
have side effects," so it's im-
portant to test them in studies
such as this one, he said.

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1723 N.W. 3rd Avenue

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RUTH SPANN, 79, retired cer-
tified nurse's
assistant, died
June 5th at
Aventura Hos-
pital. Survivors
includes: son,
Randy; daugh-
ters, Mary and
Janice; broth-
ers, Charlie and Washington, Jr.;
sisters, Lucy, Margaret, Bertha,
Julia and Teresa; a host of other
family and friends. Viewing 12-3
p.m., Friday, June 10th at Para-
dise Memorial Funeral Home, 6-8
p.m., Friendship Missionary Baptist
Church. Service 11 a.m., Saturday,
June 11th at Friendship.

died June 2nd at home. Service 11
a.m., Saturday at Mt. Sinai Baptist
Chui h.

May 31st at home. Arrangements
are incomplete.

died June 5 at Baptist Hospital. Fi-
nal rites and burial in Atlanta, GA.

cons ruction -
worker, died
June 1 at home.
Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday in the
chapel Final
rites a burial
in South Caro-

FORD, 71, pipe
maker, died
June 2 at Jack-
son Memorial.
Service 10a.m.,
Saturday in the

housewife ,
died June 3 at
Jackson Me-
morial., service
1 p.m., Satur-
day at New Mt.
Calvary Baptist

ROBERT CURRY, 89, died June
2 at Vitas Hospice in Aventura. Ser-
vice was held.

Alphonso Richardson
DAISY L. MOLDEN, 47, house
wife, died May a

28 at

S p.m.,
in the

Gregg L. Mason
JONES 62, re-
tired, died June
1 at Kindred
Hospital. Ser-
vice 11 a.m.,
Friday at New .
Beginning Em-
bassy of Praise.

Hadley Davis
neer, died June'
2. Service 10:30
a.m., Friday in
the chapel.

LY", 91, retired,
died June 3 at
Aventura Hospi- .
tal. Survivors in-
clude: daughter, F
Shelley "Shirley"
son-in-law, Alan;
two grandsons, Fred and Brandon;
two granddaughters, Davina and
Danielle Young; and great grand-
daughter, Aniyah Franklin. Viewing
3-8 p.m., Friday, June 10. Service
3 p.m., Saturday at St John Insti-
tutional Missionary Baptist Church,
1328 NW 3 Ave.

borer, died June
3. Service 1
p.m., Saturday
at House of
God Miracle Re- .
vival Fellowship

KENNETH MOORE, 77, busi-
ness owner,
died June 1.
Service 3:30
p.m., Saturday
in the chapel.

RICKY SMITH, 52, laborer, died
May 30. Service
11 a.m., Satur-
day at Hope De-
liverance Taber-
nacle Ministries.

taurant worker,
died June 1.
Service 5 p.m.,
Saturday in the

JANE GUICE, 85, died June 6.

Service 10:30 ..,
a.m., Saturday .~

Wright and Young
tired registered
nurse, died
June 1 at Jack-
son Medical
Center North.
Survivors in-
clude: husband,
Dea. Robert
Rivers; devoted
grandson Terrance Rivers; sister,
Clara Newton-Johnson; brothers
Lucious Johnson, Jr., Marvin John-
son, Claude Lee Johnson, James
Johnson and Dr. Charlie Johnson.
Viewing 6 p.m., Friday, June 10.
Service p m., Saturday, June 11
at Mt. Calvary M.B.C., 1140 NW 62

ELLEN C. ALLEN, 88 died June
1. Survivors in-
clude: children, '
Brenda Allen, I'
Eddie (Iris) Al-
len, Donald
(Francene) Al-
len, Craig (Cas-
sandra) Allen,
Arlisha (Her-
man) Harrell and Dawn (Eugene)
Hayes; cherished grandchildren,
nieces, nephews and a host of
family and friends. Service 11 a.m.,

Saturday, June 11 at Fi
Church of Bunche Park,
22 Avenue.

rst Baptist
15700 NW

RICKY L. BECK, 53, retired,
died June 5 at
Jackson Memo-
rial Hospital
Service i0 a.m.,
Friday in the

Hall Ferguson Hewitt
BETTY L. BLUE, 66, retired
Bellsouth cus-
tomer service
died June 5 at
Mt. Sinai Hos-
pital. Survivors
includes: loving
relatives, De-
loris McIntosh,
Diane Mashack
and LeKisha Carey; and a host of
other relatives and friends. Service
10 a.m., Saturday, at Logos Baptist
Church, 16305 NW 48 Avenue.

McCloud & Sons
61, retired man-
ager of Miami
Dade Parks
and Recreation
died May 17
in San Diego,
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-

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

Death Notice

was born on April 18, 1943
in Gray, Georgia to the late
George and Marie (Hardwick)
Pounds. Affectionately known
as "Dot", gave her life to
Christ at an early age and was
baptized at Mt. Salem Baptist
Church in Gray, Georgia.
In search of higher aspira-
tions, Dot moved to Miami,
Florida in 1969 where she
served as teacher and later
Assistant Principal in sever-
al elementary schools in the
Miami-Dade County school
Dot leaves to mourn her
loving husband, Cyril (Tony)
Smith; two step-daughters,
Nicola McCarthy and Marie
Smith of Miami, FL; three
grandsons, Rashard, Nicolai
and Jonathan; one grand-
daughter, Layla; two sisters,
Mary P. Washington of West
Palm Beach, FL and Juanita
P. Williams of Miramar, FL;
one sister-in-law, Diane Fer-
guson of Nassau, Bahamas;
special friends, Mary Ingram,
Dr. Barbara Carey Shuler, nu-
merous other special nieces,
nephews, cousins and sor-
rowing family and friends.
Public viewing 6-8 p.m.,
Friday at Alfonso Richardson
Funeral Services, 3790 NW
167th St., Miami Gardens, FL
33054, 305-625-7177; Funer-
al Mass 11 a.m., Sat., June 11
at St. Maximilian Kolbe Cath-
olic Church, 701 Hiatus Road,
Pembroke Pines, FL 33025,
954-432-0206; Arrangements
entrusted to Shuler's Memo-
rial Chapel, 606 W. Atlantic
Avenue, Delray Beach, FL
33444, 561-265-0622.

Death Notice

immigration officer, died June
4. Service 11 a.m., Saturday
at St Barnbas Weslin Meth-
odist Church. Arrangements
entrusted to Hadley Davis Fu-
neral Home.

In Memoriam

The late Fayrene treadwell became one of the first female
Black entertainment managers in history.

Black pioneer Fayrene Treadwell dies

Fayrene (Faye) Treadwell,
one of the first female Black
entertainment managers in
history, died in Burbank, CA,
she was 84. Treadwell bought
out her late husband's for-
mer business partners, the
historic deal resulted in
Treadwell becoming one of a
handful of women entertain-
ment manager's in the late
Fayrene Lavern Treadwell
was born on September 5,
1926 in Okolona, AR to the
late Rev. James A. Johnson
and Mrs. Sara Mae Johnson.
She graduated from Arkan-

sas Baptist College in Little
Rock, AR.
Treadwell is survived by
her 107-year-old mother,
Mrs. Sara Mae Johnson;
daughter, Tina Treadwell;
sisters Imogene Azora and
Saundra Arterberry; god-
sister Ruth Stokes; godson
Adrian Parasram; nephews
Cornell Arterberry, Cran-
dell Arterberry and Reggie
Lester; step-daughter Merle
Treadwell; and faithful care-
givers Betty Williams, Linette
Akin-Folarin, and Digna Tor-
res; along with many relatives
and many friends worldwide.


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Carey Royal Ram'n
ANNIE HOGAN, 84, homemak-
er, died June 3
in Haines City,
Florida. Service
2 p.m., Thurs-
day at Greater
Isreal Primitive
Baptist Church.






in the chapel.


daycare teach-
died June 3 at
home. Proceed-
ed in death by
husband, Usher
Daniels. Sur-
vivors include:
daughter, So-


ro Rivero


nya; son, Ercell (Kimberly); grand-
sons, Kevin (Diane), Ercell III and
Robert Omar; great grandson, Vi-
tal; sister- and brother-in-law, Car-
rie and Samuel Wilson; and a host
of other relatives. Service 2 p.m.,
Friday, June 10 in the chapel.

wishes to thank you sin-
cerely for sharing our sorrow.
Your kindness is deeply ap-
preciated and will always be
Special thanks to Mitchell
Funeral Home.
From the Jumper family.

06/29/11 06/06/05

Six years ago, you departed
this earth but it seems like
only yesterday.
We love and miss you,
Juanita, Betty and Ivory.


The Miami Times

Lifesty e



SNYPA takes reggae to exciting new heights

New hits include tributes to the Heat and his
adopted Miami home .

By D. Kevin McNeir

With roots in Jamaica, Miami's own
Everton Smith, known in the entertainment
world as SNYPA is a busy brother mak-
ing sure he represents reggae music to the
fullest. His lyrics tackle social issues in the
'hood,' romance and the enigmatic quest for
the American Dream. But what really sets
this enterprising musician apart from the
norm, is the way he has synthesized hip-
hop with reggae. The end product, as he
describes it, is "music that people can dance
to while being intellectually challenged."
"Life is good for me right now and the
opportunities here in Miami are booming,"

SNYPA said. "The people
here love reggae and
Miami is THE city now. I
think it's because we have
so many cultures here who
have historical roots in reggae like
Haiti and Jamaica."
SNYPA believes that artists in
Miami are finally getting the
kind of recognition and respect
they deserve and he intends on
being one of the top artists in
the business. His recent ap-
pearance at the Memorial Day
annual two-day concert, Best of
the Best, was just one of many
Please turn to SNYPA 6C

*' 6 as
'A ,-

SNYPA (in red) with his management team include: DJ Anruly, Jack,
Lucci and Chef Creole.


r..,..-.', :. ............ ....' 7,-,

l and pretty soon you will see her clothing designs in
.~a . store near you. Yolanda took time out of her busy ;
.- schedule to talk with me and discuss her life, iher' -.
i best known for her stellar vocal new album, her hopes for the community at large,, -
t liat of Holiaton, an entrepre-.- and much more. .
ftthe nicest people you will Grace Boateng: As a native of Houston, what was
ShI ~, .not performing at an in- your experience growing up here in the city?
if.t the White House, you might find Yolanda Adams: Fun, Family, Great sense of com-
S.fHoltionon stage at the Grammy's. unity. I had a fun time at school of course, great
,s, you can catch her hosting.her churches, and lots of good food.
'ie Yolanda Adams Morning Show, Please turn to ADAMS 6C

challenges students

Music legend makes a surprise
visit to Norco College

By Chris Levister
Special to the NNPA
When one is called upon to define musical genius, few would
have any difficulty associating Stevie Wonders' creativity with the
term. More than 200 Norco College students and community mem-
bers recently got a taste of the music icon's genius during a riveting
event billed as "A Conversation with Stevie Wonder: Overcoming
Challenges to Achieve the Dream."
A grateful and cheering audience sat captivated at the 168-seat
Norco College Little Theater as the multiple Grammy Award-win-
ner, Academy Award winner, and official United Nation's Messenger
of Peace passionately yet effortlessly delivered a powerful message
of inspiration and hope, flavored by his signature street humor on
overcoming hardship.
"Sometimes, I feel I am really blessed to be blind because I
probably would not last a minute if I were able to see things," said
Sitting on stage in an overstuffed chair flanked by students from
the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) initiative
and Norco College President Dr. Brenda Davis, Wonder opened the
event with a touching harmonica rendition of the "Star-Spangled
"To break the ice, we've got a few questions for you Mr. Wonder,"
said Davis.
"Don't call me Mr. Wonder, Dr. Davis, call me Stevie." Wonder
Please turn to WONDER 2C

Ward: DWTS champ
By Sandy Cohen

added a disco-ball trophy to his Super
Bowl shelf recently after he samba-
ed his way to the "Dancing With the
Stars" championship.
The Steelers wide receiver and for-
mer Super Bowl MVP won the title,
besting actresses Kirstie Alley and
Chelsea Kane to become the season 12
"You are the MVP of 'Dancing With


the Stars' season 12," judge Carrie Ann Inaba said after
Please turn to WARD 2C

Niecy Nash married Lil Jon receives honor

By Christine Fenno
Former 'Clean House' host and
'Dancing With the Stars' hoofer Niecy
Nash exchanged wedding vows on
Saturday, May 28 at a Malibu, Calif., .,
vineyard with Jay Tucker, an electrical B
The couple has been engaged since ,w s ,
September. It is Nash's second mar- -
riage; she divorced Don Nash, with
whom she has three kids, in 2007. NASH
Who attended the nuptials? Accord-
ing to People.com, guests at the outdoor ceremony
Please turn to NASH 2C

By Jonathan Landrum Jr.
DECATUR, Georgia (AP) When Lil
Jon was fired from the reality show
"Celebrity Apprentice," the rapper-
producer fell short of the amount of
money he wanted to raise for his char-
Lil Jon's charity thought his ef-
forts were just enough. Recently, he
was honored by the United Methodist
Children's Home for raising $80,000
through his endeavors on "Celebrity

Please turn to LIL JON 4C

Stevie Wonder





IBy r.Rihar Sraha

A special salute goes out
to Minister Pamela Hall-
Green. chairperson o'.er
Re\. Dr. Joreatha M. Capers
sixth anniversary, which
was celebrated on Saturday,
May 21 at the Miami Shores
Country Club.
On Minister Green's team
were Rena Green, co-chair;
Esther Thomas, ticket
coordinator; Bertha T. Martin
and William Francis, souvenir
book coordinators; and other
members including Marva E.
Hill, Corine Bradley, Celestine
McCrea, Minister William
Clark, Rose .D. Moorman,
Deloris B. Fisher and
Dr. Geraldine Gilyard.
Congratulations to
the Souvenir Journal
committee for a
superb production
beginning with a "bio"
of the honoree whose
legacy began in 1966
when she graduated THUI
from Talladega State
College and continued at the
University of South Florida
for her Masters and Doctorate
from Gammon Theological
Seminary. With that training
and accomplishments, she
became an adjunct professor
at Spelman College, assistant
general secretary of the Black
College Fund and Ethnic
Concern from 1996-2005.
Music was provided by
Donnie Fabian and Joel Cruz
and Minister Green announced
the entrance of the honoree
and her family members. Rose
Moorman began to indicate
the "gifts" to be presented to

the owner gave it to them for a
dollar a year:
The newly established church
became The Apostolic Revival

Center, where it was one of
beginning church to appear
the h:'noree. on'television weekly.
The first gift The church grew in size and
\ as hospitality the spiritual outburst when Dr.
follo\ ed b, Flora Smith and first lady adopted
Owens alluding Africa and established several
to the food bank; Apostolic Revival Centers,
Rose Mobley presented gifts as well as families. This move
of centerpieces; Francena engendered an international
Scott, the gift of sacrament; taste and organizations got on
Rene Green, Bible Study; board to receive the blessings.
Ann Smith, PM Bible Classes; Out of many, came People
Samuel Williams, gifts from United to Lead the
the brothers of Ebenezer; gifts Struggle for Equality
from Corine Bradley; gift (P.U.L.S.E.) and the
from Odessa Pinder, singing 30th annual convention
"Falling in Love with Jesus," was held at the Apostolic
and Celestine McCrea, the gift Revival Center to review
of scripture/blessing the food. how the membership
Remarks were has been fighting
given by the honoree: justice in Miami-Dade.
This journey has Congratulations to the
been rewarding and board for their diligence DA
satisfying. It is with and uncanny abilities.
great joy, celebration, Support comes from Rev.
appreciation and .:Dr. Anthony Tate, president;
humility that I -Elder Nathaniel J. Wilcok,
approach our future "i-lecutive director; Rev. James
STON work and ministry.' :Pacley, first vice; Rev. Ronald
As we 'move forward.' i4hnson, second vice; Ella
may there be an outpouring' IS ', financial secretary;
of the Holy Spirit to empower, :Piodard Vaught, treasurer;
guide and strengthen us as we Francine Wilcox, secretary;
embrace our purpose and the Area Vice Presidents: Mary
understanding that this is just Wallace, Deacon Sonnie
the beginning.'" McCloud, LaPrincess Azatt
************** Bess, Archelais Whitehead,
Back in the day, The Liberty Jr., Richard P. Dunn and Rev.
City Theatre was used as the J. Silas.
center for movies, talent shows Also Charles H. Gray, Lillian
and special shows from Dorsey Hutcheson, Hattie Sanders,
High School students, until Dewey Wilkerson, Theresa
urban renewal took over and Golden, Gloria Pacley, Polly
the theatre became vacant. Johnson, Margaree Raiford,
During its time being unused, Francine Wilcox, Rep.
visionary Pastor Gilbert Cynthia Stafford, District
and Sister Geneva Smith 109; Commissioner Audrey M.
negotiated for the building and Edmonson, Congresswoman


'' Ip "~
r. r .r
'' ~-43

Frederica S. Wilson,
Rep. Daphne
Campbell, Honorable
Dorothy Bendross-
Mindingall, School
Board Member, District
2; Drs. Rozalyn
Paschall and Rozalyn
A. Paschall-Thomas.
************** MII
Nancy Dawkins and
Martha Day have moved the
Business and Professional
Women's South Florida Club
to a new level as they passed
the baton on to Juanita C.
Miller, SE District Governor
and Kathleen Day-
Thurston, president.
SThe organization has
existed for 33 years.
Their event was held
at Embassy Suites
with Lona Brown-
Mathis as mistress of
WKINS Recognition of
Scholarship recipients
were given to
Bernadine Bush and Day:
Ashante Thurston, Monsignor
Pace High and will attend
Bethune-Cookman University;
Toraya Shorter, Hallandale
High and undecided on
the college she will attend;
Gabrielle Goodleigh,
Monsignor Pace High and will
attend FAMU; and Lamar
Jackson, South Miami High
and will attend University of
In recognition of the Miller
J. Dawkins Inaugural
Scholarship, honors were
given to Nancy Dawkins and
T. Willard Fair, while the
service awards were given to
Robert and Mazie Baker for
Community Service; Gloria
Barnes, Education; Samuel
Johnson, Community Service;
Marilyn Koonce Lindsey,

A.. ..

Others who attended
the Saint Agnes Episcopal
Church 15th Annual scenic
bus tour to Atlanta, Georgia
are: -Dorothy Joseph,
Jennifer Laquerne,
Keanue Laquerne,
Rose Leland, Shemiah
Machaldo, Malvern
Mathis, Alina Mitchell,
Florence Moncur, Lemuel
R. Moncur, Margaret
Moncur, Robin G. Moncur,
Alien Nicholson, Jessie
Pinder, William Pinder,
Anna Pratt, Marilyn
Randell, Cynthia Rowe,
Maj. Leroy Smith, Pamela
Smith, Betty Spence,
Gwen Thomas, Sheryl
Troutman, Hildred
Tutein, Sondra Wallace
and Fredricka Fisher.
A delightful time was

enjoyed'"-' 'i 6111
who made the
trip. Many of
us saw family
members who live in
Atlanta. We took a tour
that included Dr. Martin
L. King and Coretta Scott
King grave sites and all of
the colleges. We attended
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
on Sunday morning. Rev.
Robert C. Wright is rector.
It was youth Sunday and
the youth did a super job
with the entire service.
Get well wishes goes
out to all sick and shut
ins: Winston Scavella,
Naomi Allen-Adams,
Grace Heastie-Patterson,
Yvonne Johnson-Gaitor,
Inez McKinney-Dean
Johnson, Lessie. Paige-

Smith, Ernest Knowles,
Mary Allen, Mildred "PI"
Ashley and Judy Frazier.
May good health soon
return to you.
' Wedding anniversary
greetings go out to the love
birds of the week: Nelson Sr.
and Shirley. Bradley, their
40th on May 30; Dudley Sr.
and Melford Pinder, their
46th on May 30; Lorenzo
and Shatawn L. Dailey,
their 17th on June 4; Jake
and Reatie Miles, their
62nd on June 1.
Arlisa Wilson and
Cameron William have
returned to Miami from their
,adopted home of Atlanta,
Georgia to spend some time.
with their grandmother
Gayle Sweeting and other
family members.
Helen McKoy and her
three sons Roland, Ronald
and Tyrone Sands have
returned home after an
enjoyable weekend in New

York City visiting their
grandaunt who turned 100
years young last week.
More than 20,000 excited
fans attended Oprah's last
TV spectacular in Chicago
at the United Center when
she said goodbye to her long
running and very successful
grand finale. She will be
greatly missed on the East
Coast and throughout the
talk show programs. Hats
off to Oprah for the great
things she has done.
Miamians send a big hello
to all of our old timers in
the Magic City: Marian
Ross, George Wilkerson,
Dr. Roland Burroughs
and his mother Joycelyn,
Mary Major-Gresham and
Conchita Evans. All of
them live in New York City.
Congratulations to the
Miami Heat who seem to be
on their way to their second
National Championship. Go

R&B singer helps others achieve over adversity

continued from 1C

responded, flashing his signa-
ture. grin. The crowd cheered
"I wanted to come here after
hearing a few of you are strug-
gling to overcome challenges
to achieve your dreamS," said
Wonder, who was joined by his
two sons.
"I was told in junior high I
would never become anything
good," said student David
Casillas. "I was never told to go
to college to get a good educa-
tion. The norm was to become
a mechanic. I had a stroke
and had to stop working," said
Casillas. "I had to stop feel-
ing sorry for myself and do
something about my challenge
- I enrolled here at Norco Col-
lege I'm proud to say I beat
the statistics. I have one more
semester before I complete my
"I was told a similar thing,"
Wonder said. "As a kid, I was
told I had three strikes against
me. I was Black, I was blind,
and poor."
"Being a smart ass, I said,
I've got four strikes, I'm bow-
legged, too," recalled Wonder.
The audience burst into laugh-
Other students shared sto-
ries of mental and physical
struggle, unexpected preg-

nancy, and feelings of parental
- EOPS was launched in Cali-
fornia more than 40 years ago
during the Civil Rights era to
give a lift* to students facing
economic and academic chal-
Wonder, who began his sing-
ing career with Motown Re-
cords at the age of 11, spoke
candidly about his late mother,
growing up poor and blind in
Detroit, and his sense of duty
to inspire others.
He light-heartedly told the
story of his days in the alley
"when we hung out using bad
words and 'cracking' on each
other's mama."
"Thanks to some tough les-
sons from my mother, I don't
use bad words anymore but
I haven't lost my sense of hu-
mor," he said in a baritone
"Mama was my greatest
teacher, a teacher of compas-
sion, love, and fearlessness. If
love is sweet as a flower, then
my mother is that sweet flower
of love," he added. "Just be-
cause a man lacks the use of
his eyes, doesn't mean he lacks
"Whatever you have dealt
with, whatever you have over-
come, use your story, tell your
story to inspire the next gen-
eration.... Even those who are
older than you," Wonder told

Stevie Wonder
the students. "......Because if
they have negativity in their
hearts, they are not taking ad-
vantage of the blessings of life."
Wonder plays 10 instru-
ments, he's recorded more
than 30 U.S. Top 10 #1 hits
on the pop charts as well as
20 R&B #1 hits. He has won
22 Grammy Awards (most by a
solo artist) as well as a Lifetime
Achievement Award. He is a
member of the Rock and Roll
and Songwriters halls of fame.
He is lauded for his work as
an activist for political causes,
including his 1980 campaign
to make Martin Luther Jr.'s
birthday a holiday in the U.S.
and his 2008 campaign to help
elect the nation's first Black
President, Barack Obama.
He told the audience he
would donate Braille reading

equipment to the college noting
"Ya gots to work with what you
gots to work with." was pre-
sented with plaque in Braille
commemorating the 20-year
Norco campus' history.
With Davis at his side, Won-
der sifted the event into high
gear with a rousing mini con-
cert playing keyboards and
singing several of his hits in-
cluding "Signed Sealed and
Delivered I'm Yours", and "My
Cherie Amour".
The crowd jumped to their
feet clapping and singing
along. "This is a stellar mo-
ment for Norco College," said
"His ability to "see" the
world's ugliness as well as
the world's beautifulness and
then transcribing what he has
"seen" is nothing short of ge-
nius. His message, his grace,
his humanity is seared in our
collective memories. This was
Dr. Davis was joined by Riv-
erside Community College Dis-
trict Chancellor Dr. Gregory
Gray and a host of community
"Perhaps one of the great-
est joys said Gray, is seeing
this all play out during Dr.
Davis' reign. Stevie Wonder is
a national treasure. This is a
proud moment for Norco Col-
lege and our entire commu-

Psalms 23IS 3

The Lord is my Shephard-That's Relationship!
I shall not want-That's Supply!
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures-That's Rest!
He leadeth me besides the still waters-That's Refreshment!
He restoreth me soul-That's Healing!
He leadeth me in the path of righteousness-That's Guidance!
For his name sake-That's Purpose!
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death-That's Testing!
I will fear no evil-That's Protection!
For thou art with me-That's Faithfulness!
Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me-That's Discipline!
Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies-That's
Thou anointest my head with oil-That's consecration!
My cup runneth over-That's Abundance!
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life-That's
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord-That's Security!
Forever-That's Eternity!

NFL star wins dancing show

continued from 1C

Ward and professional part-
ner Kym Johnson finished
their last dance. "You learned
how to lead the dancing, not
only in the dance, but you led
your partner out of injury.
You dance with heart and it
Ward said after the show
that he owes the victory to
his partner, hard work and
the fans.
"The competition has been
so close all year, we knew it
was going to come down to
voting," he said, "so we want
to thank our fans."
Judge Bruno Tonioli said
Ward "really is like a ray of
sunshine when he enters the

Ward was chosen by viewer
votes combined with judg-
es' scores. All three couples
emerged with perfect scores
after dancing Tuesday night,
which kept the competition
tight. Ward came into the
season finale tied for first
place with Kane, who fin-
ished in last place when the
votes were tallied. Alley fin-
ished second.
Alley was a fan favorite all
season, whittling down her
body as the daily dance ex-
ercise allowed her to shed 38
inches by the finale. She was
also one of the most amus-
ing contestants on the ball-
room floor, losing her shoes
during one performance and
always getting through her
challenges with a smile and
a quip.

Comedienne walks down aisle

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included matron of honor Sh-
eryl Lee Ralph, 'DWTS' pals
Evan Lysacek and Erin An-
drews, 'The View' star Sher-
ri Shepherd, 'The Talk' star
Holly Robinson-Peete and
'Clean House' designer Mark
Hours before she walked
down the aisle, the veteran
comedienne, 40, tweeted a
Shot of her pre-wedding
ook, smiling through her
facial masque beauty treat-

Nash has been so thrilled
about finding her perfect
partner (after Tucker popped
the question, she said, "I can-
not believe that God has been
this kind that he would gift
me this man") she now hopes
to do some match-making for
another TLC star: "I've got
my sights set on a few mpre
folks...If I could pick the proj-
ect of all projects, it would
probably be Kate Gosselin,
because if I can help Kate
find a man? I can help any-

~_~_________jL_______________~~_ _______~___ ____ __~~ ~_~ ~:

Law; Jerry Sawyer,
Arts & Entertainment;
Eunice Cooper, Law
Enforcement; Patricia
Garrett, Education;
and Overton Brooks,
Humanitarian. The
highest award was
given by Miller to the
LLER Miami Times "People"
columnist, Anna
Grace Sweeting.
Sweeting's legacy includes
Certificate from PTA in 1978,
Miami Alumnae Chapter of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
Inc. in-1978, being baptized as a
child at the Historical St. Agnes
Episcopal Church and is still
going strong, plus numerous
of other recognition.
Mathis took the time to
'recognize sponsors such as
Robert Baker, St. John CDC;
Greg Mason Funeral Home,
Brownsville Progressive Blue
Lodge #510, Roman Franklin
King and M.C. Jennings, Jr.
Construction Corp.
** **** *******
Sorors Lois Oliver and
daughter, Eunice Hogan
began their second year semi-
annual workshop on "Building
Self Esteem" at the Jefferson
Reaves House at the Jessie
Trice Center, for .women
residents that are in substance
abuse recovery. The women are
assigned to the Center by order
of Court or by self-admission.
Monthly scheduled activities
for the residents are sponsored
by WISH Foundation of Gamma
Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Kudos go out to the mother-
daughter team for doing
something very positive.
Some of the sorbrs assisting
included Kay Madry Sullivan,
president; Deidre Burroughs,
Jacquelyn Davis, Shirley


Collins, Renee Posey, Ocie
Fryer, Polly Hamilton,
Valinda Hayes, Ann Henry,
April Milton, Brenda Edwards,
Celestine Demeritte,
Charlie Albury, Cynthia
Clark, Dolores Washington,
Dorothy Edwards, Edna
Williams, T. Eileen Martin-
Major, Emma Curry, Frances
Moore, Congresswoman
Frederica S. Wilson, Dr.
Geraldine Gilyard-Ingraham,
Gwendolyn Welters, H. Leigh
Toney, Juanita Kelly, Leah
Swilley Watts, Leona Swilley,
Mary Jessie, Priscilla Dobbs,
Veronica Rahming and
Deborah Simmons.

Congratulations to the
students I have worked with
through high school and
college as an escort to Sigma
Gamma Rho's "Buds of
Spring," a female guest to the
Men of Tomorrow and students
that my late wife supported
over the years. Especially
Jasmine Lattimore, who
graduated from Booker T.
Washington, became runner-
up in Miss Overtown during
the Christmas holiday.
Brenda Hadley, a member
of the Arcola Lakes Singing
Angels beamed for her
grandsons Desmond and
Douglas Lee. Brenton and
Brandon Jackson, graduated
from Florida International
University. Denisha Francis,
graduated from Florida Gulf
Course High and Tamiyr B.
Strachan, graduated from
Bethune-Cookman University.
Davivian Larmond, the
daughter of Minister David
and Mrs. Larmond. She has
accepted a scholarship to the
University of Florida, while
Norma Sank from Turner Tech
won the oratorical contest.










and the Caribbean meet up with Southern hospitality?
You get the big flavors of Lowcountry cooking and
they are something to be savored.
The coastal plain that runs from South Carolina into Georgia is
known as the Lowcountry, and it's home to great Southern charm
and great Southern cooking.
These recipes, like the ones showcased at the National Chicken
Council/ U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Food Media Seminar in
Charleston, SC, match up the big Lowcountry flavors with versatile
chicken to make lip-smacking dishes you can bring to your table any
day of the week.
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Chicken and Sweet Potato-Orange Dumplings
Serves 4

1 whole chicken, cut into
2 teaspoons salt
I teaspoon black pepper
I tablespoon canola oil
1/2 cup white wine
8 cups low-sodium chicken
2 bay leaves
I onion, chopped
2/3 cup chopped carrots
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped parsley
I large sweet potato, peeled
and diced
1 cup flour
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon olive oil
I tablespoon plus one
teaspoon orange zest

Sprinkle salt and pepper on chicken. In
heavy stockpot or Dutch oven, %warm oil
over medium-high heat. Place chicken
pieces in oil and cook, turning, until
golden brown, about
3 to 5 minutes per side. Remove to plate
and reserve.
Pour wine into pot and scrape brown
bits from bonom of pan. Cook wine over
medium heat to reduce b) one-half, about
3 minutes. Add chicken broth, bay leaves,
onion, carrots, celery and chicken pieces.
Cover and bring to iow
boil. Uncover, turn heat to low
and simmer gently until chicken
is cooked, about 40 minutes.
While soup cooks, prepare dumplings by
steaming sweet potato pieces until soft. in
microwave or
by boiling over low heat. Transfer potato
pieces to large bowl. mash to

puree with whisk or wooden spoon. Cool.
Add flour, egg, olive oil and orange zest
and mix thoroughly until the dough comes
together in a ball. Using a rolling pin,
roll dough on floured surface to 1/8-inch
thickness. Cut into strips that are 3'4
inches wide and 2 inches long.
Remove chicken to plate and let cool.
Shred cooled chicken to bite-size pieces
and return to pot. Reduce heat to low and
add dumplings to the soup mi\rure. Sim-
mer until cooked through, about 5
to S minutes. (Freeze any unneeded
dumplings between sheets of waxed paper
in airtight container.)
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Halle Berry makes move back to TV

By EURweb.com

Halle Berry is making her
way back to the small screen
again, reportedly set to star in
a drama that is being shopped
around to network execs at
HBO and Showtime and other
cable outlets.
According to Deadline.com,
DreamWorks TV's 'Higher
Learning' is being pitched to
sPrwraTy t ble net1 .':rks. .
With specific details about
the project being kept under
wraps, the one certainty has
Berry playing a college profes-
sor in the made-for-television
Appearing on the small
screen is nothing new for
Berry. Berry started off doing
small and bit roles on televi-
sion shows such as 'Who's
the Boss?' and 'Living Dolls,'
in the late '80s.Those roles

were basic platforms that
helped launched Berry's movie
career. Berry's movie career
took off after being noticed in
"A Different World' and 'Knots
Berry came to prominence
with starring roles in "Strictly
Business," "Jungle Fever,"
and the television miniseries
Although Berry's now most
--tefious for her movie roles,
she dips back into television
.ery now and then, with roles
in the critically acclaimed tele-
vision movies 'Their Eyes Were
Watching God' and HBO's 'In-
troducing Dorothy Dandridge,'
for which she won both a Best
Actress Emmy and Golden
Globe in 2000. However,
'Higher Learning' would be her
first venture into a television
series in more than 10 years.
By heading back to televi-

sion, Berry joins fellow Oscar-
winners Helen Mirren. Kate
Winslet, Holl\ Hunt and
Judi Dench %',h- ha%,e all
picked up some rrieatr
roles in recent i',ears

Jennifer Hudsonjoins 'Three Stooges' cast

By Gil Kaufman

Jennifer Hudson is headed
back to the big screen, and
you'll never guess in which
movie. The Oscar- and Gram-
my-winning singer/actress
has been cast as a nun in the
Farrelly brothers' long-gestat-
ing film "The Three Stooges."
According to The Holly-
wood Reporter, Hudson will
play one of the nuns in the
orphanage where the Stooges
spend some time as children
alongside "Glee" star Jane
Lynch, who has been cast as
Mother Superior in the film.
Hudson's Sister Rosemary
will be among a trio of nuns

that reportedly will
also include "Curb
Your Enthusiam"
star Larry David.
After years of false
starts and attempts
to reboot the classic
eye-poking, head-
bonking comedy
franchise with stars
such as Sean Penn, H
Benicio del Toro and HU
Jim Carrey, the movie now is
being headlined by the trio of
Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and
Chris Diamontopoulos.
"The Three Stooges" is slated
to hit theaters after Hudson's
already-filmed Winnie Man-
dela biopic, "Winnie." Hudson

has appeared in
a number of oth-
er films since her
star-making turn
in 2006's "Dream-
girls," including
"Sex and the City,"
"The Secret Life
of Bees" and the
little-seen "Winged
Creatures" (also
DSON known as "Frag-
The Three Stooges, the dim-
witted trio originated by Moe
Howard, Curly Howard and
Larry Fine, starred in nearly
200 shorts and movies from
1930 to Moe and Larry's death
in 1975 (Curly passed away

in 1952), influencing count-
less comics along the way.
With help from Curly replace-
ments Shemp Howard, Joe
Besser and Curly Joe DeRita,
the comedy team explored
the romance long before the
term was coined, loving and
hating each other through
numerous adventures that
reimagined them : as plumb-
ers, soldiers, physicians and
all-around numbskulls.
Rather than being a bi-
opic, the Farrellys have said
in the past that their flick
will be a modern-day take on
the Stooges, most likely con-
sisting of several short films
within the movie.

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Montana Fishburne, the daughter of actor Laurence Fishburne, has been ordered
to pay $9,000 in restitution'to the victim in her assault case.
The money will be used to cover the victim's medical bills, ruled Judge Elizabeth
Harris, and Fishburne must send the check to the city attorney's office.
Meanwhile, the budding adult film star's attorney Shawn Holley tells E! News that
Fishburne is currently in full compliance with the terms of her probation.
On March 1, Fishburne pleaded no contest to assault with a deadly weapon and
to trespassing after being accused of roughing up her ex-boyfriend's girlfriend. She
was placed on three years' probation and sentenced to 90 days in the county jail, but
the court gave her credit for time spent at the Seacliff Recovery Center.

Antonio Edwards, 35, is being sought by Atlanta police because he's accused of
using NFL star Terrell Owens' Bank of America account to make monthly rent pay-
ments for an apartment in the Buckhead section of the city.
Edwards, along with another man, Anthony Watson, 34, lived in the Post Alexan-
der apartment complex from November 2009 through November 2010, according to
police documents. '
Edwards was paying the $2,100 a month rent note online by using the Post (Prop-
erties) Resident Portal, according to police records. The portal generates an email
each time a tenant signs in to pay rent and sends a confirmation email to that resi-
Post Properties officials met with Atlanta police detectives in February, and pro-
vided them with the confirmation emails as well as bank records from the Bank of
America account. Investigators interviewed then Owens in April.
Owens confirmed to police that Edwards was a former employee of his, but that
neither he nor Watson had permission to use his Bank of America account.

State police say rapper Torrence "Lil Boosie" Hatch is facing allegations he
schemed to try to smuggle codeine syrup into the state penitentiary at Angola.
Lt. Doug Cain says Hatch, who is serving time on an unrelated drug charge and
'awaiting trial on a murder charge, sought help from two fellow Baton Rouge resi-
dents in the alleged scheme. Hatch was booked Wednesday on charges of con-
spiracy to introduce contraband into a penal institution and inciting a felony.
Last year, Hatch was indicted after he allegedly paid someone to kill a 35-year-old
man who was fatally shot in his home through a window, authorities said. Two oth-
ers also face charges in that death.

Popular Hot 97 radio deejpy "Mister Cee" confessed recently to a penal code
violation: receiving oral sex from another man in a parked car.
Cee, 44, whose real'name is Calvin LeBrun, pleaded guilty to a charge of loiter-
ing for the purpose of engaging in a prostitution offense. He and his much younger
companion, Lawrence Campbell, 20, were busted on March 30 at 4 a.m.
He was ordered to complete three months, or 12 sessions, of counseling with a
doctor, officials said.
This was Cee's second conviction on the .ame charge. The music man was busted
in lower Manhattan last Oc:t. 8 and pleaded guilty a month later, officials said.
Cee made a name for himself in the hip-hop world as Big Daddy Kane's deejay.
His lawyer also could not be reached for commnrent.
Campbell, 20, who had no previous criminal record, was given an adjournment in
contemplation of dismissal meaning that Il he stays olu of trouble tor si'. months,
the case will be cleared from~ is.record,-oih:iials said.

Gary Coleman still not buried

more than one year after death

By EURweb.com

The one-year anniversary of
the death of actor Gary Cole-
man has come and gone and
still his remains have not been
buried or cremated.
He died on May 28 last year
and according to his former
manager, Vic Perillo, the buri-
al plans are still on hold due
to the legal issues between
his parents and his estranged
His representative urged the
press in an open essay to show
better respect to the actor by
covering more positive things
about him. He writes:
"This was not the proper and
dignified manner to show re-
spect for the magnificent tal-
ent the world TV and film au-
dience knew in Gary Coleman.
This was not the send off he
He adds, "Unfortunately we
learn of the great works and
noble deeds of a person upon
their death and at their memo-
rial. Gary's deeds and contri-
butions to the entertainment
industry and other endeav-
ours were overshadowed by
the desire of the media to stay
focused on the misfortunes of
his life and all the negatives.
"Gary's downfall was not en-
tirely of his own doing. He had
help. There exists within the
film and television industry
those who make up the body
of the Peripheral Industry. The
new age life coaches to the
stars, the managers and con-
sultants, who have categori-
cally destroyed the lives and
careers of many performers.

Gary Coleman was a victim of
the Peripheral Industry, not of
his parents.
"On this, the first anniver-
sary of his death, I have con-
tacted the three major (U.S.
TV) networks, asking them to
honour Gary, his eight years

Gary Coleman

on Different Strokes, his seven
movies of the week, his work
as a spokesman with the Na-
tional Kidney foundation and
the many charitable endeav-
ours he gave of his time and
effort to.
"The answer from the net-
works were, 'Not interested,'
'We don't have any time' and
'We pass...' To praise his work,,
talent and his person is of lit-
tle interest to them. And yet,
should his ex-wife, Shannon
Price, or (Diff'rent Strokes
co-star) Todd Bridges make
a statement condemning his
parents, they are given carte
blanche time in the press.
Have we lost our theatrical
moral conscience?"

Rapper honored for donation

continued from 1C

The proceeds will be placed
in an endowment fund to help
educational opportunities
and refurbish buildings at the
sprawling 99-acre campus in
suburban Atlanta.
Lil Jon's initial goal was to

raise $100,000, but he was
satisfied with the awareness
the show brought to his cause.
He was among the final four
contestants along with John
Rich, Meat Loaf and Marlee
Rich won the competition,
taking home $250,000 for his


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By Randy Grice

The first of June marked the be-
ginning of the 2011 hurricane season
and an already fragile Haiti is brac-
ing for the extremely active season
While preparing for the the season.
the impoverish country is severely .
unread5 for anm major storm Last
summer the country escaped the
worst, despite flash floods and chol-
era outbreaks. But with hundreds of
thousands of Haitians still living in
precarious tent cities as a result of
the 2010 earthquake, a strong storm
season could cripple the recovery So
far, the National Hurricane Center in
Miami is predicting that the season
will be busier than normal, with as
many as 18 named tropical storms.
three to six of them being major hur-

r canes.
Nev.l'-cleci ed Haitian president
Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly has
concerns of what an active season
could mean for his country
"In the past we' have sreen how
many lhurri.anes ha:,e destroyed
us." he said. "Sometimes even rain
caiiuses us problems So we are'defi-
nitel', not read\ for the hurricane
Bill Read, the director of the Na-
tional Hurricane Center. also ex-
pressed concern over Haiti's ability
to endure hurricanes in its current
state Read said he is not sure Haiti
has enough adequate shelters, if the
broken Caribbean country were to
take a direct hit from a hurricane.
Martell,y points to one key aspect
when describing wh\ his country
could potentiall, be unsafe in the

event of a hurricane.
"I can tell you that we don't have
the proper infrastructure," he said.
"But we are motivating the DCP (De-
partment of Civil Protection), which
has representation in the provinces,
so that these people can act in any
Stephanie Felder. a Haitian-born
woman who lived in Haiti during
some of the country's worst hurri-
canes, does not believe the country
is ready either.
"Haiti is not ready for this hurri-
cane season and I am very scared for
my country." she said. "When I was
living in Haiti. a flood could cause
turmoil and a hurricane would hurt
us really badly. Haiti is still recover-
ing from an earthquake, a hurricane
at this time would be the end for my

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Etienne wins

North Miami city

clerk position

Haitian Cultural Arts

Alliance opens art showcase

By Randy Grice
rei' kh @- I 'll.'a i II C, 0 ,; f ine-.c(11tm

Last week marked the beginning of the Contemporary
Haitian Textiles exhibit at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.
The display opened as a part of the monthly Big Night in
Little Haiti celebration. The exhibit is hosted by the Hai-
tian Cultural Arts Alliance (HCAA) and scheduled to run
until June 30th. Four artists are being featured in the
line-up: Edgar Jean Louis. Jean-Baptiste Jean Joseph.
Kongo La Wouze and Myrlande Constante.
Edouard Duval-Carrie. who served as curator for the
Contemporar\ Haitian Textiles, said the focus of the
exhibit is to create opportunities for artist.
"We aim to collect funds and place commissions
to artist when we have a proper venue here in
Miami and elsewhere to display their art in most
favorable fashion," he said. "i selected the textile
artists for one, their work is superlative in quality and
second, though they are sole signer of the works they run
ateliers that are employing sometimes up to 20 individu-
Magda Caine. who attended the opening of the art dis-
play, said she would recommend the art to anyone looking
for true Haitian culture.
"There are some really good pieces here." she said.
"These artists are truly talented and special people. I
think the art really captures Haitian culture and helps to
illustrate that country's grand legacy,. "
Jean Joseph started out selling his flags to the Museum
of Haitian Art in Port-au-Prince and since then he has
exhibited his %ork in some of Haiti's finest art galleries.
Kongo La Wouze is composed of twvo young artists David
Boyer and Lherisson Dibreice. In 2007, the two joined
forces to created their own technique using stretched can-
vas with buttons and found objects to create Vodou flags
and tapestries.
Dan Kipman, a Miami resident and local artist, said he
was inspired by the exhibit.
"I am an artist and I am very impressed with this body
of-work," he said. "What they are doing here is noth-
ing less than awesome, art is a form of expression that I
believe everyone understands but interprets differently.
These piece really engage people and encourage them to
embrace Haitian culture."
The HCAA was founded in 1986 with a mission to pre-
serve and promote Afro-Caribbean culture, with a focus
on Haiti, for the benefit and enrichment of the local com-
munity. The HCAA house a large collection of historical
documents which included manuscripts, maps, photo-
graphs, documents, books and films. In 2010, following
the earthquake in Haiti, HCAA created the Haitian Art
Relief Fund to aid Haitian artists in their artistic endeav-
ors and to help preserve Haitian art.

Margaret Armand, Haitian artist; Edouard Du-
val-Carrie and Haitian singer, Errol Josue.

By Randy Grice

Last Tuesday, North Miami politi-
cian Michael Etienne, clinched the
victory over Joy Valerie Levy to be
North Miami's next city clerk. Eti-
enne defeated Levy in a run-off elec-
tion finishing in ahead of her with
52.27 percent of the vote or 726 votes.
Levy managed to rack up 47.73 per-
cent of the votes or 663 votes.
"I'm very, very encouraged about
winning," Etienne said. "I'm encour-
age that the city of North Miami has
trusted me to take the city clerk's of-
fice to a completely differently level. I
plan to modernize that office and put
as many things as we can online to
keep the city informed about what is
going on in the city."
Etienne said that as the newly-
elected city clerk he plans to focus
on certain areas more closely.
"The better impact that I am going
to have as a city clerk is to make sure
that all the occupational businesses
tax licenses are paid," he said. "As
you know, to conduct business in Mi-
ami, in the city of North Miami, you
have to apply for your occupational
business license and you have to pay
a yearly tax on that. From what I
understand, a'lot of business aren't
paying that. So, we could potentially
help to bring a lot of funds to the city

just by enforcing that fee."
Etienne credits North Miami's Hai-
tian community with his success
thus far.
"I think they were the driving force
to be honest with you," he said. "They
embraced me and voted for me in
large numbers. The numbers that we
got came from the predominantly Af-
rican-American and Haitian Ameri-
can precincts. Our success rate, for-
tunately, came from the Haitian and
African-American precincts."
Initially, Etienne beat out two oth-
er candidates during the May 10th
election with 46.73 percent of the
vote that led him to met Levy, who
only received 24.46 percent of the
vote the first time around, in the
run-off election.

Haiti tent city citizens

face eviction

By Trenton Daniel

The mayor of a large city in the Hai-
tian capital region has begun clear-
ing out camps set up after last year's
earthquake, evicting hundreds of
people amid heavy rains and the start
of the hurricane season on Wednes-
day. Mayor Wilson Jeudy of Delmas
city says the settlements densely
packed clusters of wooden shanties
and tarps have become staging ar-
eas for robberies, rapes and other
crimes. But panicked residents say
they have nowhere else to live or seek
shelter. The area has seen weeks of
punishing rain.
"We don't know where we're going to
go," said Elise Antoine, a 27-year-old
who has been living on the grounds
of Ecole Foyer Saint Famille since
shortly after the January 2010 earth-
Jeudy ordered police and security
guards to clear at least three camps
last week in this city at the edge of
downtown Port-au-Prince.
"We can't give people a public
square as a gift to set up tents favor-
able to gang activity," he said.
The encampments cleared last
week were in two public plazas and
on the grounds of a Catholic school
with several hundred families in

each. Guards sliced up tents and
tarps and tossed people's belongings
aside in early-morning raids, several
witnesses told The Associated Press.
A dozen people returned hours later
to the school, saying they were simply
hoping that the mayor wouldn't force
them out again. More evictions are
A spokesman for the mayor, Saby
Ketteny, said they will move 250 fami-
lies from a soccer field and sports ceh-
ter in Delmas so that the public can
use it once again. The earthquake,
which left much of the capital in ruins,
left about 1.5 million people homeless
and an estimated 680,000 are still liv-
ing in the so-called temporary settle-
ment camps, according to the Haitian
government and the United Nations.
A draft of a recent study commis-
sioned by the U.S. government said
there are actually no more than
375,000 still on the streets but the
State Department said the report has
"inconsistencies" and was not ready to
be released. No one disputes that there
are tens of thousands of Haitians in
need of shelter as the tropical storm
season looms. Haiti is particularly
vulnerable to flooding because much
of the landscape has been stripped of
trees and many people live in flood-
prone areas.


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The South Florida Work-
force is having their annual Young
Adult Summer Employment Pro-
gram. South Florida Workforce will
assist young adults to enhance
their work skills and pursue the
best jobs possible for the summer.
If you are 14-24 years of age, live
in Miami-Dade or Monroe County,
a U.S. citizen or eligible to work
in the U.S. and have low income,
you may qualify to participate. If
interested,' visit www.southflorida-
workforce.com website and click
on "Young Adults Register Here."

The Booker T. Washington
Class of 1964 will meet on Friday,
June 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the African
Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161
NW 22nd Ave. Final plans for their
upcoming trip will be discussed.
For further information, contact G.
Hunter at 305-632-6506.

'l Mt. Zion AME Church will
be hosting S.A.V.I.O.R. (Stand
Against Violence It's Our Re-
sponsibility) Crime Prevention
Workshop, supported by City of
rMiam, Gardens Councilman An-
dre Williams on Saturday, June 11
from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more in-
formation, contact Dr. Erhabor Ig-
hodaro, Crime Watch Coordinator
at 305-343-5006.

1The 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, call 305-688-7072.
The Miami Northwestern
Class of 1961 will celebrate its
50th reunion, June 11-16. You
must confirm your intent to partici-
pate promptly with Marva at 305-
685-8035. Meetings will be held
the second Tuesday of each month,
September thru May.
B.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
all B.T.W. Alumni Classes on June
11 and 12 at Booker T. Washing-
ton High School from 1-6 p.m. We
need your support to achieve this
goal. For further information, con-
tact Lucius King at 305-333-7128.

Miami Northwestern Class
of 1968 will meet at the African
Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161
NW 22nd Ave. on Saturday, June
11 at 7 p.m. For more information,
contact Pearl Harris at 786-487-
Anointed Worship Place
Invites South Florida to a powerful
worship, teaching, prophetic flow
and deliverance. Come check us
out starting Sunday, June 12 at 9
a.m. inside Gwen Cherry Park Cen-
ter, 7090 NW 22nd Ave. For more
information, call 305-707-4270.
Dr. A. Williams, pastor.

Miami Northwestern Class
of 1971 is preparing to celebrate
our 40th Reunion beginning Sun-
day June 12-16. We are looking for
a family member of our deceased
classmates to call Charlyce Woods
at 305-978-2601 for more infor-
mation about our memorial ser-
vice. Classmates are also asked to
call Charlyce for information about
the reunion.

Are 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

Speaking Hands Inc., pres-
ents "Playing with a Purpose!"
Camp Hands Sign Language Camp,
June 13-August 5. An exciting
camping experience for children
ages eight- to 15-years-old, who.
are hearing and/or hearing im-
paired. For more information, call
954-792-7273 or 305-970-0054.

0 Summer BreakSpot, part
of the USDA Summer Fobd Nutri-
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.

Miami Jackson Class of
1979 will be having a fabulous
50th birthday celebration on Fri-
day, June 17-Sunday, June 19.
Events include a 50th Celebra-
tion Banquet, 50th Celebration
Luau/Social and 50th Celebration
Church Service. For more informa-
tion about payments and events,
contact Sherri Futch-James, trea-
surer at 305-607-0852.

The City of Miami Model
City N.E.T. and Partners cel-
ebrates its 10th Annual Juneteeth
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
liturgical dance group and are in-
terested in participating, call the
office at 305-960-2990. The dead-
line is Friday, June 10.

E Booker T. Washington
Class of 1965 will meet on Sat-
urday, June 18 at 4:30 p.m. at the
African Heritage Cultural Arts Cen-
ter.. For information, contact Leb-

bie Lee at 305-213-0188.

0 On Saturday, June 18, the
Dade County Chapter of The
Links, Inc. will celebrate 25
years of service with an Anniver-
sary Gala. The gala will be held at
the InterContinental Miami Hotel,
100 Chopin Plaza. The entire com-
munity is invited to join the Dade
County Chapter of The Links to
mark this milestone in Miami-Dade
County's history. The celebration
begins at 7 p.m. For ticket infor-
mation, call 305-613-5193.

The Belafonte Tacolcy
Center will be hosting "Real Men
Cook," a fundraiser to assist with
the positive growth of children. A
basketball tournament will also
be held. The event ill take place
on Sunday, June 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.

E The Girl Power Program,
6015 NW 7th Ave., will have their
Girl's Rites of Passage Summer
Program from JJne 20-August 12.
The deadline to sign up is June 24.
For more information, contact Mel-
onie Burke at 305-757-5502.
Miami Jackson Class of
1971 40th Class Reunion is to-
be held on June 23-26, at the El
Palacio Hotel. Call Gail D. Roberts
for more information at 305-343-
0839 or Sherry Peters at 305-318-

Majestic Youth & Arts
Academy, Inc., will have a Talent
Show on June 25 at the Betty T.
Ferguson Recreation Center, 3000
NW 199th Street. For more infor-
mation or to sign up to be apart
of the talent show, contact Phyllis
W. Simpkins at 786-443-3277 or.
email phyllis@majesticyouthand-

M Mazaja the Writing Net-
work offers open mic to the Mus-
lim community. The next show will
be on Saturday, June 25 at 6 p.m.
at the Masjid Ibrahim Communi-
ty Center, 6800 NW 7th Ave. For
more information, contact Zarifa
Muhammad El at 786-386-0694.

C The Booker T. Washington
Class of 1965, Inc. will worship
on Sunday, June 26 at 11 a.m. at
Saint Stephens AME Church, 3400
NW 215th Street in Miami Gar-
dens. For further information, con-
atact.Lebbie Lee at 3Q5-21-3-0188.
Speaking Hands annual
Christmas in July -Toy -Drve for
deaf and hard of children. Bring
all new unopened toys needed for
kids ages newborn to 12 years, to
the Speaking Hands office, West-
gate Plaza, 127 N. State Road 7,
Plantation, FL now until July 20th.
For more information, call 954-
792-7273 or 305-970-0054.

The Miami Carol City High
Class of 1971 will celebrate its
40th Class Reunion on July 22-
24 at the Embassy Suites in Ft.
Lauderdale. Activities will include:
meet and greet, bus tour of new
'MCCHS, dinner dance, worship
service and picnic. For more in-
formation, go to www.carolcityse-
nior71.com or on Facebook "Miami
Carol City Sr. High Class of'71 Re-
union Info." Contact Gwen Thomas
Williams at 305-625-7244 or email

The City of Miami Gardens
Youth Sports (CMGYS) Football
and Cheerleading program is
now accepting registrations for the
upcoming 2011 season. The pro-
gram is available for youth ages
four-15. For more information on
registrations and payment options,
call 305-622-8080 or visit www.

0 Work from home and earn
money. The CLICK Charity, 5530
NW 17th Ave., is offering free
computer web design classes for
middle and high school students.
Work at your own pace and receive
one-on-one instruction in learning
a very valuable trade. Registra-
tion and classes are free! Open
Monday-Friday, 2-7 p.m. Don't
wait call, e-mail or come by today:
305-691-8588 or andre@theclick-

There will be a free first-
time homebuyer education
class held every second Saturday
of the month, at Antioch Mission-
ary Baptist Church, 21311 NW
34th Avenue, from 8:30 a.m.-5
p.m. For more information, call
305-652-7616 or email fgonza-

Free child care available at
Miami-Dade County Commu-
nity Action Agency Headstart/
Early Head Start Program for
children ages three-five for the up-
coming school year. Income guide-
lines and Dade County residence
apply only. We welcome children
with special needs/disability with
an MDCPS IEP. For more informa-
tion, call 786-469-4622, Monday-
Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Looking for all former Mon-
tanari employees to get reac-
quainted. Meetings will be held
at Piccadilly's (West 49th Street)
in Hialeah, on the last Saturday
of each month at 9 a.m. We look

forward to seeing each and every
one of you. For more information,
contact Loletta Forbes at 786-593-
9687 or Elijah Lewis at 305-469-


s actress

Josephine Baker

to Broadway

By Chris Witherspoon

The life story of Josephine
Baker is coming to Broadway
in Josephine. The new musi-
cal is based on the life of the
iconic singer, dancer and ac-
tress. R&B singer Deborah Cox
portrayed the late Baker in a
series of New York City musical
workshops, preparing for the
show's anticipated spring 2012
The producer of Josephine,
Kenneth Waissman, revealed
this musical is a project which
began decades ago.
"About 20 years ago Suzanne
de Pass and Motown sent me an
original copy of Josephine Bak-
er's biography, written by her
manager. They wanted to op-
tion the biography for a Broad-
way musical starring Diana
Ross. I said to Suzanne, I didn't
think Diana Ross would com-
mit to two-year contract, and
ultimately she didn't. 20 years
later I am going through an old
box and I re-read the biography
and I saw how it could have life
today as a Broadway show. And
I said' Ok.a:, I'm gonna do this


Josephne Baker
Expatriate entertainer and actress
Baker was born June 3,
1906 in St. Louis, Missouri.
By the age of eight, the singer
was working as a maid in the
homes of white families. By 12,
she dropped out of school and
began singing and dancing
on street corners in St. Louis.
Baker was soon recruited for
the chorus in a St. Louis Vaude-
ville show. She eventually came
to NeI,'.. "orlk C r; and he dl ed
at numerous Ie-,,i.i-, dur inn the
Harlem Renaissance "'

During her time perform-
ing abroad in the 1930's, the
songstress quickly became
one of. the most successful
American Entertainers in Eu-
rope. Throughout her career
the songstress supported the
American Civil Rights Move-
ment and protested against
racism. Baker's compassion
was exemplified through her
twelve adopted multi-ethnic
orphans, who she called the
"Rainbow Tribe." Days after
performing in a 1975 Paris ret-
rospective revue of her career,
the singer died in her sleep.
According to Playbill, the
musical is "inspired by actual
events, and take place in Paris
between 1939 and 1945; Jo-
sephine Baker is queen of the
Paris music halls, involved in a
liaison with Crown Prince Gus-
tav VI of Sweden and secretly
serving her adopted country in
the French Resistance. Her he-
roic work during the war brings
her the self-worth she .so vainly
sought in fame, money and the
arms of roy ty.
Baker is fondly remembered
for Her lct'e ofarnimals and was


known to frequently perform
on stage with cheetah and her
pet monkey in tout. "We would
love to have a live cheetah or
panther to be in the show, that
all depends on the staging and
logistics, but we do plan to have
a trained chimpanzee that we
can use on the Broadway stage
to play her pet." Waissman
This is not Deborah Cox's
first time taking on a lead role
in a Broadway Musical. The
R&B singer starred in the title
role of Aida on Broadway in
Waissman says that that
choosing Deborah Cox to star
as Josephine Baker was easy,
"She came in for the audition
and walked in wearing a very
Jogephine Baker wig. By the
end of the audition she had
danced, she had sung, and
she had acted, superbly. We all
looked at each other and said,
"she's our Josephine."
Josephine publicist Shirley
Hers says that Cox is expected
to reprise her role in the Broad-
way production anticipated for
the spring of 2012.

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shows in which he has per-
formed, much to the delight of
his fans.
"Reggae is big in places like
New York [SNYPA and his fam-
ily lived in the Bronx for part of
his. life and he still considers it
home] and Los Angeles," he said.
"But Miami's reggae artists have

talents that equal if not surpass
some of the folks in the East and
He has opened for such ur-
ban legends as Beenie Man and
Busta Rhymes and says that
music has been part of his life
for as long as he can remember.
And in the June 2011 edition
of A.C.E. Magazine, SNYPA got
a well-deserved shout-out from
Frank Vuitton, one of the hottest

DJs and mixers in the business.
In fact, SNYPA was featured on
Vuitton's first solo mix tape on
a cut entitled "Still Searching."
The song held the number one
slot in Haiti for six weeks.
"I have had success on main-
stream and underground ra-
dio but still working hard so
that my sound emerges as the
best out there and so I can
make a permanent mark on the

music scene."
If reggae, specifically "Jamai-
can-born chant" is your flavor,
then check out SNYPA. His lat-
est CD is "STR-8 From De Gar-
rison" and has two singles/an-
thems that pay tribute to the
people of Miami and to the Mi-
ami Heat.
He can be found on Facebook
at Snypa Vandetta or 786-443-

Grammy award-winning artist focuses on new album

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GB: Did you have a musical
YA: My family is very musi-
cal. Most of them will not sing
in public to save their lives but
they all can definitely sing or
play an instrument.
GB: When was the moment
you realized you had this gift
and decided...I want to sing.
YA: I've been singing in
church all of my life. Starting
with the pee-wee choir like
most kids... then I got a chance
to be part of a wonderful choir
called The Southeast Inspi-
rational Choir, which was al-
ready a recording choir. They
were already traveling all over
the United States and that was
actually my entire into profes-
sional singing.
GB: Through your musical
ministry, your radio program,
your written words, you in-
spire a lot of people. Who in-
spires you?
YA: My family inspires me a
lot. My daughter Taylor is one
of the greatest inspirations in
my life. She is funny, she's
a joy, she's a great child, she
makes her mom very, very
proud. My 95-year-old grand-
mother, who lives with us still
(Francis Means) is an inspira-
tion. She is the matriarch of
the family holding everything
together. It's just a blessing to
be able to say that.
GB: I know as an artist for
every work there is a journey,
a reason, a motivation, title of
your latest album is "Becom-

ing", talk to me about where
this album came from?
YA: I hadn't done a studio
project in a minute. I had done
a lot of work in my other busi-
nesses, trying to make sure
everything was together there
and of course the ministry, but
inspiration in my life has al-
ways been key. What inspires
me to wake up in the morning?
What inspires me to be the
best I can be? What inspires
me and gets me motivated? So
Figure hey, if I'm that kind of
person what do people need?
They need inspiration. They
need to be inspired to cre-
ate. They need to be inspired
to work out. They need to be
inspired to do all that they do.
That was the basic theme of this
new recording called "Becom-
ing," because every day we are
evolving into something "good" or
"bad". We are evolving into what
I want to believe as something
GB: I see that you are able to
move and adapt to the audience
of each performance you give,
you seem so comfortable on
whatever stage you might be on
from the Grammy's to the White
House. Have you always had
that level of comfort with per-
forming or is this a place you've
grown to?
YA: I think what happens [is
that] you evolve into who you
are over the years. Where there
would have been hesitation
when I was 19-years-old to get
in front of a huge crowd, now, of
course, I'm about to hit 50 in Au-
gust, there's this thing that says,
"Wow I have made it to this part

They have more people listen-
ing to them and wanting to hear
what they have to say. You have
to be comfortable in who you
are, comfortable in your spiri-
tuality, and comfortable in your
womanhood. You just evolve
into this place where you're like
wow I love where I am.
GB: Something that you have
been able to accomplish is that
your uplifting music has no mu-
sical genre boundaries...in a
time where it's hard to find or
hear purely positive music your
songs may come on .the Jazz
station, the Gospel station, the
R&B/ Hip Hop station...across
the nation. I recall your music
on many of the stations I listened
to back in Detroit. Is that some-
thing you set out to do?
YA: I think what happens, and
this is truly my belief, when you
share your heart with people,
people will understand that it-is
coming from an authentic place
and will sit down and listen to
what you htive to say. There are
a few people that will say, "Man
that particular song helped me
when I was going through this,
that song made me dance, that
song made me laugh,, that song
made me cry." I think [you have
to be] very open and honest about
who you are from the start. I've
done concerts and tours with Al
Jerreau, he's a great performer
and I love him so much. I've
done things with Pattie LaBelle
and Chaka Khan only because
my audience is their audience
and I think everyone sometime
in their life [will] need to be in-
spired and encouraged beyond
where they are.

Yolanda Adams

of my life where people are en-
joying what I do." From 19 to al-
most 50 I found there are people
who have stayed with me on this
journey for a while. Now, I have
new folks who like what I do let
me inspire them [and] let me en-
courage them to be the best that
they can be. I understand the
joy of the process and the joy of.
the journey.
GB: Being a Christian in the
Entertainment industry are you
still met with challenges? What
sort of challenges do you com-
YA: I don't think there are chal-
lenges for me in the entertain-
ment world especially now. I
think what happens is conven-
tional popularity says the older
you get the less you are go-
ing to have an audience. But,
folks like Nancy Wilson, Gladys
Knight, Cher, Bette Midler, and,
of course, my role model, Miss
Aretha Franklin, squash all that.




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Business guru visits South FL

By Randy Grice

Master trader expert and educa-
tor, Oliver Velez, is kicking off his
three-day "Building Sustainable
Wealth in Today's New Market" pow-
er talk. He will be making his pre-
sentation in several cities in Florida
this week, including here in Miami
on June 9th.
"I'll be talking about the nega-
tive effects of an eroding dollar and
what moves need to be made to pro-
tect individual financial stability
in an environment with a weaken-
ing U.S. dollar," he said. "I'll also be
talking about the governmental pol-
icy of keeping the dollar depressed
which is basically going to be main-
tained over the next five years in

my view. There are some currency
moves that people can take to pro-
tect their individual wealth."
The free two-hour seminar will
be held at the Miami Marriott Bis-
cayne Bay, 1633 N. Bayshore Drive,
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Velez's portfolio
earned triple-digit gains last year
and he is providing an opportunity
for people to come and learn his in-
novative and proven trading strate-
gies that will provide wealth accu-
mulation over the next two years.
Velez said anyone can take ad-
vantage of the market and accumu-
late wealth.
"I think that most Americans be-
lieve that when it comes to invest-
ing in precious metals they can't
afford it but in fact that isn't true at
all," he said. "There are very basic

Oliver Velez
Master Trader Expert and Educator

things that virtually every working
American can do to not only seize
these opportunities but also protect
against inflation."
He also warns that not investing
money could be a pitfall on the path
to wealth.
"Not investing is the riskiest
proposition of all," he said. "The
U.S. dollar has lost 20 percent of
its value in the last five years. So
in essence if a person simply saved
some money and put it in the bank,
20 percent of the value of the money
sitting in the bank is lost. There are
some very safe ways to invest. My
approach is to step in easily. What
makes playing markets somewhat
risky is when you put too much
into one single thing at a particular

Miami renters fuel a boomlet


By Arian Campo-Flores

MIAMI-When the real estate
market collapsed five years ago,
this city's downtown soon became
an emblem of the worst excesses of
the building boom. Glittering new -
towers sat mostly vacant.
Those towers are filling up much
sooner than some analysts pre-
dicted. The new arrivals, mostly
renters, are spurring the estab-
lishment of restaurants, bars and
shops. Streets that once grew
desolate at the end of the workday
now buzz with residents walking
around and dining at outdoor ta-
"A few years ago, you couldn't Tl
be here at night without dogs
and guns," said William Richey, a
68-year-old lawyer who lives in the
Central Business District, while
dining one recent evening at Tre,
a new bistro. "Now it's full of life."
A February report by the Miami
Downtown Development Author-
ity found that 85 percent of new
condo units, those built since I
2003, were occupied, up from 74 I
percent in 2010 and 62 percent in
2009. The residential population
of downtown which, broadly de-
fined, stretches from the emerging BRICK
Wynwood arts neighborhood in Ambitious
the north to the gritty CBD to the the way. In
flashier Brickell financial district Swire Prol
in the south now numbers about for Brickell
70,000, compared with 40,000 a lion-square
decade ago. Another 10,000 people a hotel, re
are expected to move in by 2014, and retail
according to the Development Au- expected tc
thority. week, Genl


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The Epic, a residential and hotel tower, ilt in the heart of downtown Miami.
Th el "

The Epic, a residential and hotel tower, built in the heart of downtown Miami.

s new projects are on
April, Hong Kong-based
,erties unveiled plans
CitiCentre, a five-mil-
-foot development with
sidenced, office towers
outlets. Construction is
begin next year. Last
ting Malaysia Berhad,

of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, an-
nounced a deal to buy 14 acres
of waterfront property where the
Miami Herald building currently
sits. The company plans to build
a complex with restaurants, enter-
tainment venues and, if the Florida
legislature authorizes it, casino
"I never expected it would be as

vibrant as it\is today," said Andres
del Corral, a 30-year-old commer-
cial real estate broker who moved to
the area three years ago.
Whether Miami's momentum will
continue, leading to the 24-hour
city that downtown boosters dream
of, is unclear. Miami-Dade Coun-
ty's 13.2 percent unemployment
Please turn to RENTERS 8D

Barack Obama

Ron Bloom

Obama's economic

panel applauds GM,

Chrysler resurgence

By Todd Spangler and Aaron Kessler

WASHINGTON President Obama's
top adviser on U.S. manufacturing touted
gains made by General Motors and Chrys-
ler since their 2009 restructuring with
$80 billion in taxpayer aid, but said it's
too early to say when the government's
remaining stakes in the two will be sold.
Ron Bloom spoke to White House report-
ers recently after release of a report by
Obama's National Economic Council titled,
"The Resurgence of the American Automo-
bile Industry." It says taxpayers likely will
lose about $14 billion of the $80 billion.
The report came ahead of the president's
scheduled visit Friday to a Chrysler plant
in Toledo, and amid clear signs that the
administration is moving to take credit for
the survival of the domestic auto industry.
"A lot of people said, 'You're throwing
good money after bad; you'll never get out;
these companies aren't saveable,'" said
Bloom in praising Obama's "courageous
Please turn to PANEL 10D

Unemployment fell.

in most metro areas
WASHINGTON (AP) Unemployment
fell in more than 90 percent of the nation's
largest cities in April, largely because of
widespread hiring for summer jobs.
The Labor Department says the unem-
ployment rate dropped in 339 metro areas
in April. It rose in 20 cities and remained
unchanged in 13. It was the most cities to
see a decline in a year.
Many of the areas with the steepest
declines are tourist destinations, such as
Ocean City, N.J., where hotels and tourist
attractions add workers for the summer
season. The metro employment data isn't
seasonally adjusted-for such trends and
as a result can be volatile from month to
Nationwide, the unemployment rate
ticked up in April to nine percent and em-
ployers added a net total of 244,000 jobs.

FAMU professor heads to Harvard

Florida A&M University (FAMU)
associate professor and chair of the
i Department of Social Work, Merlin
R. Langley, has been accepted to
the Management Development Pro-
gram (MDP) at Harvard University.
The program is scheduled for June 5
through June 17.
Langley, who serves as the coor-
dinator of the Human Behavior and
Social Environment sequence in the
master's of social work program in
community based social service ad-
ministration at FAMU, has held fac-
ulty appointments at Roxbury Com-
.,nunlt, College, Lesley College and
'lar\.arjd Medical School.
"I arn pleased to have been select-

ed for this prestigious management
development program," said Lang-
ley. "The opportunity to be involved
in the MDP will permit me to assist
the FAMU administration in moving
forward important initiatives related
to the historic mission of the Uni-
versity. I am confident that my par-
ticipation in the MDP will enable me
to enhance my leadership and aca-
demic management skills that will
benefit both my department and our
The Management Development
Program prepares administrators to
become better leaders of their respec-
tive units, departments or colleges,
as well as a more valuable contribu-

tor to broader institutional goals.
Through real-world case studies,
small group discussions and interac-
tive presentations, MDP teaches in-
dividuals to think beyond their own
discipline and lead.in ways that sup-
port larger institutional objectives.
Langley has taught over the past
two decades to undergraduate and
graduate students from diverse back-
ground in several disciplines. His re-
search interests are in the areas of
leadership development, higher edu-
cation and social work administra-
tion, civic engagement, and health
and mental health disparities among
racial and ethnic minorities. He has
been the principal investigator of a

number of state and federal grants
and has written several refereed
journal articles and book chapters.
Langley earned a bachelor's degree
in psychology from City University of
New York The City College, a mas-
ter's degree in counseling and guid-
ance from Boston University a cer-
tificate of advanced graduate study
in counseling psychology and family
systems therapy from Northeastern
University, a master's degree and
Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a
minor in social work from The Flori-
da State University and post-doctoral
clinical fellowships at Harvard Com-
munity Health Plan and Harvard
Medical School.

While costs pile up, Blacks gain nothing from war in Libya

By William Reed

While many questioned whether
Barack Obama was Black enough,
in the 2008 elections 96 percent of
Blacks cast their vote for him. Today,
the question has re-emerged. In a re-
cent critique, Black scholar Cornel
West stated that Obama is "cultural-
ly White." This statement has created
new ways to evaluate Obama and
has definitely ignited a new debate

and increased the divisions existing
among Blacks.
Does Obama represent Blacks'
views and issues these days? An even
more relevant question might be: "Do
Blacks want a Black as their spokes-
person?" It seems that-not many are
opting to be Black spokespeople. But
while many like the Rev. Al Sharp-
ton and the gang are no longer in the
Black representation business, for-
mer U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-

GA), has used the unpopu-
lar war in African countries
to take over the role of in-
ternational spokesperson
for Blacks in the U.S.
She believes that Obama's
actions and practices are
primarily based on his
"White conqueror mind-
set," adding that they are
"a continuation of George
Bush" and "do not repre-


sent the views of Blacks."
On state-sponsored broad-
casts in Libya, the 2008
GreenParty presidential
candidate said, "categori-
cally and very clearly that
these policies of war are
not what the people of the
United States stand for and
it's not what Blacks stand
By labeling Obama and

his NATO allies as "warmongers,"
McKinney sought to focus listeners'
attention on the aggression of the
West. At one point, during an inter-
view McKinney, who watched live
NATO airstrikes occur on Gaddafi's
compound, said that the U.S. had no
business being involved in the con-
McKinney scolded the Obama ad-
ministration and said that under their
Please turn to COSTS 8D



Miami condos are bringing neighborhoods to life with renters

RENTERS ties eventually, said In the past year, chef Daniel Boulud. businesses to open Downtown still has considering investing man, who outlined
continued from 7D Peter Zalewski, prin- prices for new condos Coming soon across a net of 38 in 2010, a way to go, espe- downtown. his vision for a pedes-

rate, the second-high-
est in a state hard hit
overall by the eco-
nomic downturn, re-
mains a drag on the
local economy, and
the region continues
to reel from the mort-
gage foreclosure cri-
"The [downtown]
market on the sur-
face appears to be do-
ing really well," said
Glenn H. Gregory, se-
nior vice president at
commercial broker-
age firm Jones Lang
LaSalle. "The ques-
tion is whether that
will be sustainable."
Nationwide, the
housing sector con-
tinues to suffer. Re-
cently, the S&P/Case-
Shiller index showed
that home prices in
the U.S. fell 4.2 per-
cent in the first quar-
ter; the Miami metro
area was among 12
where prices fell to
their lowest levels in
the current housing
cycle. Parts of Miami-
Dade County gener-
ally continue to post
some of the highest
foreclosure rates in
the country.
Many buyers are
investors who plan to
unload their proper-

High costs



continued from 7D

economic policies
"those who have the
least are losing the
most. And, those with
the most are getting
even more. The last
thing we need to do
is to spend money on
death, destruction and
war," McKinney said.
Despite western media
portrayals of Gaddafi
as a 'crazy mad man,'
to McKinney and other
African-oriented activ-
ists, he's "a hero of Af-
rican rights."
The war in Libya is
about increasing the
wealth of a few. It cost
Americans $4 million
a day. In what way
does this war benefit
Black Americans? It
doesn't matter that
Nelson Mandela sup-
ports Gaddafi and
his works. To Blacks,
who believe "Obama
is heaven-sent," McK-
inney's and West's
utterances are "blas-
phemy." In the eyes
of post-racial Blacks,
McKinney and Na-
tion of Islam leader
Louis Farrakhan par-
rot Libyan government
propaganda and paint
the. regime as "a har-
binger of peace" on the
African continent. In
the eyes of McKin-
ney and Farrakhan,
Blacks have bought
into an imperialist
system and actively
glorify America's mili-
tarism and dominance
in the name of unlim-
ited personal fortunes
of a few. The question
remains: should the
U.S. continue to as-
sault this Black Afri-
can country?


."' rF ~ P


cipal at real estate
consultancy Condo
Vultures LLC. Za-
lewski's question is:
"Will they dump at
the same time?" That
would depress prices,
potentially reversing
the area's revival.

Condo sales here
began to surge af-
ter property owners
slashed prices about
two years ago, some-
times by 50 percent
or more. That lured
hordes of internation-
al buyers, including
Brazilians and Ven-
ezuelans, who often
pay entirely in cash.
Fewer than 4,000 out
of the 22,000 new
units built since 2003
remain unsold, ac-
cording to Condo Vul-
At the Icon Brickell,
a luxurious three-
tower complex that for
many came to epito-
mize the height of the
speculative frenzy,
more than 80 per-
cent of the units have
been sold, according
to Fortune Interna-
tional, which markets
the units. Sales are
averaging 47 units a

downtown have be-
gun ticking up, from
$298 a square foot in
2009 to $304 in 2010,
according to Condo
Residents say
downtown is more
animated than ever.
When Geri Fischman
moved to the area
from South Beach
three years ago, the
nightlife options
were scant. Now Fis-
chman, 28, has *a
slew of them within
walking distance,
including db Bistro
Moderne, the new Mi-
ami outpost of famed

the street from her
place: a Whole Foods
supermarket and a
luxury movie theater.
"I can't remember
the last time I went
to South Beach," she
As young profes-
sionals and families
move in, the area's
vibe has changed.
Bayfront Park in the
Central Business
District now has free
yoga classes three
times a week. Parents
pushing' strollers are
a common sight.
The newcomers
have encouraged new



A public hearing will be held by the City Commission of the City of Miami, Flor-
ida, on June 9, 2011, at 9:00 a.m., in the City Commission Chambers at City
Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida, for the purpose of waiving the
requirements of obtaining sealed bids for repairing the entire passenger box
and ladder assembly and all associated damage from the accident to Q9 Fire-
Rescue Truck, and repair said truck to a new and safe condition for the Depart-
ment of Fire-Rescue, from Ten-8 Fire Equipment, Inc., a Non-Minority/Non-
Local vendor, located at 2904 59th Avenue Drive East, Bradenton, FL, 34203,
in an amount not to exceed $79,089.91.

Funds will be allocated from Account C6de No. P-40-B72809 T-05 A-1105
E-Equipment 0-181000 in the amount of $24,807.09, and Account No. P-
40-B72809 T-05 A-1017 E-Equipment 0-181000 in the amount of $54,282.82
for a total contract amount of $79,089.91.

Inquiries from other potential sources of such a product who feel that they might
be able to satisfy the City's requirement for this item may contact Terry Byrnes,
CPPB, City of Miami Department of Purchasing, at (305) 416-1917.

All interested persons are invited to appear and may be heard concerning this
item. Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission
with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, that person shall ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including all testimony and
evidence upon any appeal may be based (F.S.286.0105).

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the
Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5361 (Voice) no later than two (2) business
days prior to the proceeding, or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no later than three (3)
business days prior to the proceeding.

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#14900) City Clerk



A public hearing will be held by the City Commission of the City of Miami, Flori-
da, on June 9, 2011, at 9:00 AM, at Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive,
Miami, Florida, for the purpose of considering the following:


'All interested persons are invited to appear and may be heard concerning such
proposed conveyance. Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, that per-
son shall ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including all
testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may be based (F.S. 286.0105).

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the
Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5361 (Voice) no later than two (2) business
days prior to the proceeding or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no later than three (3)
business days prior to the proceeding..

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#15395) City Clerk

according to the
Downtown Develop-
ment Authority. An-
other 27 are currently
planned for this year.
Many existing es-
tablishments have
changed their mix of
merchandise to ap-
peal to a younger,
more affluent demo-
graphic. At La Epoca,
a department store
in the CBD, clothing
racks that once fea-
tured Levi's denims
now have Diesel jeans
and Hugo Boss shirts.
"Sales keep growing
each year," said own-
er Tony Alonso.

cially the CBD, which
remains crammed
with grubby store-
fronts. "It's a bit of a
mud hole," said Tony
Goldman, a longtime
developer who helped
transform South
Beach and is now

Development Au-
thority officials are
working on a master
plan for the district.
They recently helped
organize a gathering
of business leaders
in the CBD to hear a
presentation by Gold-

trian-friendly neigh-
borhood centered on
its historic buildings.
"It could be this
fabulous oasis,"
Goldman said in an
interview. "I think
it's never been more

Miami-Dade County is announcing the availability of FY 2009-2010 Driver's Education Safety Trust Funds for eligible organizations
and activities. In addition, we are announcing the impending availability of FY 2010-2011 trust funds. Additional funds, remaining
from FY 2008-2009, are also available.
Any public school system or not-for-profit private school, located in Miami-Dade County, that offers the opportunity to learn to drive,
should submit a letter of interest indicating that it is applying for either FY 2009-2010 funds, FY 2010-2011 funds, or both. Private
driving schools established principally for the purpose of driver education are not eligible.
Additional grant requirements include: 1) curriculum must include behind the wheel experience; 2) the driver's education "nust be
offered to private, as well as public school students, in Miami-Dade County; 3) funds must not be used for administrative/overhead
expenses; and 4) the grantee(s) must agree to provide appropriate accountability/reporting. ...
The deadline for submission of letters of interest is 1:00 P.M., Friday, June 24, 2011, at the Miami-Dade County Office of Grants
Coordination, 111 NW 1st Street, 19th Floor, Miami, Florida 33128. The contact person for the Driver's Education Safety Trust Fund,
Daniel T. Wall, Director, Office of Grants Coordination, may be reached at 305-375-4742.
Miami-Dade County is not liable for any cost incurred by the applicant in responding to this solicitation, and it reserves the right to
modify or amend the deadline schedule for letters of interest, if it is deemed necessary and in the best interest of Miami-Dade County.
The County also reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications, to waive any minor technicalities or irregularities, and to
award grants in the best interest of Miami-Dade County.
Miami-Dade County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, gender, race, or disability. To request
materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in any County-sponsored program
or meeting, related to the Driver's Education Safety Trust Fund please contact Alphermelia Martin at 305-375-4503, five days in
advance, to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).



Are you between the ages of 159-4? Wish you
could gain meaningful employment this summer?
Learn and explore various career fields and earn
community service hours?
SThen this opportunity may be for you!

Who is eligible to apply?
Overtown Youth residing in the South East Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Area (SEOPW)
between the ages of 15-24. Also eligible to apply for jobs within the SEOPW Boundary are youth between the
ages of 15-24 residing in City of Miami District 5.

How tO apply:

Visit: www.urgentinc.org or www.miamicra.com to access the online application

Turn In Printed Application with Required Documentation to Urgent. Inc. located at 1600
NW 3" Ave. Bldg. D Miami, FL 33136 between the hours of 9:00am-4:00pm with: Copy of
State Issued ID showing Overtown or District 5 Address, latest report card or college
transcript, Social Security Card AND School/Mentor Recommendation

-If your application is approved you will be invited to attend the mandatory volunteer training & orientation

Successful application and completion of training does not guarantee employment

- Upon successful completion of training you will be scheduled for an interview, if selected by interviewee you
will be approved to begin employment

If you are a business and would like to host an summer intern
Call Saliha Nelson at 305-576-3084 or email application request to interns@urgentinc.org




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



A MANDATORY ore-bid conference will be held on Monday. June 13, 2011
at 10:00 AM at Miami Police College Indoor Gun Range, located at 350
NW 2nd Avenue. Miami. FL 33128 (Adiacent to Miami Police Headauarters
Building). The purpose of this conference is to allow potential Bidders an
opportunity to present questions to staff and obtain clarification of the
requirements of the Bid documents. It is mandatory that a representative
(s) of the bidder attend in order to qualify to bid.

Deadline for Reauest for additional information/clarification: 611612011 at
3:00 P.M.

Detailed specifications for this bid are available at the City of Miami, Purchasing
Department, website at www.miamigov.com/procurement Telephone No. 305-

NO. 12271.

Tony E. Crapp. Jr.
AD NO. 16413 City Manager


PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE that the items from the May 31, 2011, Boards of
Commissioners Meeting of the Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, have
been deferred to June 9, 2011, and are scheduled to take place at 12:00 p.m.
or thereafter, at Miami City Hall located at 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL

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

(#15397) Pieter A. Bockweg, Executive Director
Omni Community Redevelopment Agency




Housing construction industry faces a long recovery

Gas prices, unemployment

are to blame

By Paul Davidson

Many economists
downplayed Friday's
disappointing jobs
report, calling it a
blip in a moderate re-
covery and blaming
high gas prices and
Japanese supply dis-
But construction,
a key sector that has
lagged the overall
job market, is likely
to continue to do so
even when job growth
picks up again.
malaise could hurt
overall gains, even
if the economy rap-
idly regains its pre-
May pace of about
200,000 more jobs a
month. Home build-
ing ripples through
such industries as
appliances and fur-




"The construction
industry will contin-
ue to experience dou-
ble-digit unemploy-
ment rates for a long
time," says Ken Si-
monson, chief econ-
omist for Associated
General Contractors
of America.
Construction firms
added 2,000 jobs in
May, while all U.S.
payrolls grew by
54,000. Yet, while all
employers added 1.8
million jobs since
February 2010, con-
struction lost 4,000.
Its payrolls of 5.5
million are down 2.2
million since 2007.
Its 16.3 percent
jobless rate is also
down from 22 per-
cent a year ago.
That's because many
discouraged workers
stopped looking. or
switched to truck-

Building slump
Construction employment,
May 2008

May 2009

May 2010

May 2011

1- Preliminary
Source: Bureau of labor Statistics

ing or manufactur-
ing, Simonson says.
The problem:
Housing starts are
anemic due to tight
lending standards
and foreclosures
that swell inven-
tories and depress
prices, says econo-
mist David Crowe
of the National As-
sociation of. Home
Builders. .

Public construc-
tion that propped up
the industry when
commercial work
disappeared in the
recession is ending
as the federal stimu-
lus winds down and
states slash bud-
Hospital, univer-
sity and utility proj-
ects are rebound-
ing. Office and retail



Sealed bids will be received by the City of Miami. Office of the City Clerk. City Hall. 1st Floor. 3500
Pan American Drive. Miami. Florida 33133-5504. until 10:00 A.M. on Monday. June 27. 2011. for the
project entitled:


Scope of Work: The project consists of the removing, de-silting, hauling and disposing of the debris
and materials deposited inside drainage inlets and adjacent storm sewer pipe infrastructure at locations
citywide, south of Flagler Street. Proper disposal, testing and hauling of the removed material will be the
responsibility of the selected bidder. The debris will be disposed at the nearest Miami-Dade landfill facility
after all the required environmental testing of the materials is performed. The contractor is responsible for
providing his own water and paying the disposal fee at the Miami-Dade Waste Facility. The contract term is
for a two (2) year period with option to renew for three (3) additional one'year periods pending on availability
of funding and contractor's performance.

Sealed bids,will be received by the City of Miami. Office of the City Clerk. City Hall. 1st Floor. 3500
Pan American Drive, Miami. Florida 33133-5504. until 11:00 A.M. on Monday. June 27. 2011. for the
project entitled:

OUTFALL CLEANING CONTRACT, M-0045 (Bid No. 10-11-027)

Scope of Work: The project consists of the removing, de-silting, hauling and disposing of the debris and
materials deposited inside the drainage outfall pipes and adjacent storm sewer systems at locations city-
wide. Proper disposal, testing and hauling of the removed material will be the responsibility of the selected
bidder. The debris will be disposed at the nearest Miami-Dade landfill facility after all the required environ-
mental testing of the materials is performed. The contractor is responsible for providing his own water and
paying the disposal fee at the Miami-Dade Waste Facility. The contract term is for a two (2) year period with
option to renew for three (3) additional one year periods subject to the availability of funding and contractor's

Minimum Requirements: Prospective Bidder must have a current certified Contractor's license from the
State of Florida Construction Industry License Board for the class of work to be performed, or the appropri-
ate Certificate of Competency or the State Contractor's Certificate of Registration as issued by Miami-Dade
County Code, which authorizes the Bidder to perform the proposed work. The selected contractor and
subcontractors shall hold a General Contractor license in the appropriate trade. The work performed by the
subcontractors cannot be more than 10% of the total work specified in this contract.

A 100% Performance and Payment Bond for Total Bid (Twice the Base Bid) is required for this Proj-

A 5% Bid Bond of Total Bid (Twice the Base Bid) is required.

Bid packages containing complete instructions, plans and specifications may be obtained at the Public
Works Department, 444 S.W. 2nd Avenue, 8th Floor, Miami, Florida 33130, Telephone (305) 416-1200 on
or after June 8, 2011. Bid packages will be available in hard copy form and a non-refundable fee of $20.00
will be required. A bid package can also be mailed to bidders upon written request to the Department, and
shall include the appropriate non-refundable fee plus $10 for shipping and handling using regular U.S. Mail.

All bids shall be submitted in accordance with the Intructions to Bidders. Bids must be submitted in dupli-
cate originals in the envelope provided with the bid package. At the time, date, and place above, bids will
be publicly opened. Any bids or proposals received after time and date specified will be returned to the
bidder unopened. The responsibility for submitting a bid/proposal before the stated time and date is solely
and strictly the responsibility of the bidder/proposer. The City is not responsible for delays caused by mail,
courier service, including U.S. Mail, or any other occurrence.


ADD. No DP-12402



work should tick up
in 2011, says Pat-
rick Newport of IHS
Global Insight.
But the gains
won't offset public
cutbacks, Simonson
says. He cut his es-
timate for 2011 in-
dustry job growth
to 100,000 from
Christian Zimmer-
mann, head of Pike
Industries in Bel-
mont, N.H., had to
lay off the 150 work-
ers he hired when
he won $100 million
in stimulus-funded
highway projects.
Now, he worries that
cuts to the Highway
Trust Fund by Con-
gress will force more
There's progress in
pockets. Princeton
Properties in Lowell,
Mass., is developing
320 apartments, its
first since 2007. As

young people get does in Tuscaloosa, fice building, among
jobs, many leave Ala., and Joplin, Mo.' other work, leading
parents' homes, B.G. Watkins Con- to three hires. "I'm
CEO Andrew Cha- struction in Tusca- just glad to see some
ban says. loosa is repairing a work at this point,"
Rebuilding is shopping center and owner Graves Wat-
needed after torna- rebuilding an of- kins says.


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

IFB NO. 260257



Deadline for Request for Additional Information/Clarification: 6/13/2011
at 3:00 P.M.

Detailed specifications for this bid are available at the City of Miami, Purchasing
Department, website at www.miamigov.com/procurement, Telephone No. (305)

NO. 12271.

AD NO. 16410 Tony E. Crapp, Jr. .
City Manager


The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, intends to commission one (1) or more firms for the fol-

Environmental/Asbestos Consulting & Testing Services

The firm(s) will be contracted for a period of four (4) years, with extension years at the option of the Board.
Work will be assigned on the basis of the firm's workload, qualifications for the task, and performance on
previous assignments. The Board does not guarantee any minimum number of projects or any specific.
dollar value. The Board reserves the right to limit the number of concurrent Environmental/Asbestos Con-
sulting & Testing (E/ACT) services agreements held by a single firm.

Firms desiring to provide E/ACT services shall submit one (1) original bound proposal, one (1) bound copy,
and eight (8) compact disks (containing the entire submittal as a single PDF document), no later than 2:00
p.m.. local time. Monday. June 27, 2011, to the attention of:

bDepartment of A/E Selection & Negotiations
Attn: Ms. Nazira Abdo-Decoster, District Director, RA, LEED AP
1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 305
Miami, Florida 33132

The Scope of Services includes, but is not limited to, field sampling and testing, laboratory analysis, envi-
ronmental inspections and investigations, environmental reports and recommendations, and other related
professional consulting services (re: asbestos, lead, mold, other bio-contaminates, chemical pollutants,
miscellaneous environmental and other indoor air quality issues).

The complete Request for Qualifications (RFQ) package with all pertinent scope of services and related
information will be available at the above address after Thursday, June 2, 2011. This solicitation and RFQ
can also be accessed on the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) website at http://facilities.dade-
schools.net/default.aspx?id=ae solicitations after that date.

Only one submittal will be accepted per applicant, either as a single prime firm or as part of a joint venture.
Applicants submitting as a joint venture must be licensed as such by the Florida Department of Business
and Professional Regulation, and comply with Florida Statutes (FS) sections 469.004 and 469.006. Proof
of licenses) and an executed copy of the joint venture agreement must be submitted with the RFQ re-
sponse. Percentage participation of fees must be clearly stated for each joint venture partner.

Responses to this RFQ shall include a Letter of Interest, M-DCPS's Qualifications Questionnaire (including
attachments 5a.1-3), State of Florida Asbestos Consultant License, Certifications, Letters of Reference and
Sample Certificates of Insurance (Comprehensive General and Automobile Liability, Professional Liability
and Worker's Compensation).

In its best interest, the Board reserves the right to waive any formalities and accept or reject any or all
proposals. Incomplete responses to this RFQ may not be evaluated and the firm disqualified. Any firm or
individual whose contract has been terminated by the Board "with cause" within the last three (3) years, will
not be considered for commissioning under this proposal.

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

A Cone of Silence, pursuant to Board Rule 6Gx13- 8C-1.212, shall commence with the issuance of
this Legal Advertisement and shall terminate at the time the Board acts on written recommenda-
tion from the Superintendent to award or approve a contract, to reject all bids or responses, or to.
take any other action which ends the solicitation and review process. Any violation of this rule shall
be investigated by the Board's Inspector General and shall result in the disqualification of the potential ap-
plicant from the competitive solicitation process, rejection of any recommendation for award, or the revoca-
tion of an award to the vendor as being void, rendering void any previous or prior awards. The potential
vendor or vendor's representative determined to have violated this rule, shall be subject to debarment. All
written communications must be sent to edford@dadeschools.net and a copy filed with the Clerk of the
School Board at 1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Room 268, Miami, Florida 33132, or via e-mail to martinez(@dade-
schools.net who shall make copies available to the public upon request.

Lobbyists, pursuant to Board Rule 6Gx13- 8C-1.21, shall be applicable to this solicitation and all applicants
and lobbyists shall strictly confo to, and be governed by, the requirements set forth therein.

Successful proposer(s) will be required to sign agreements that contain $1,000,000 (minimum) in profes-
sional liability insurance coverage, submit proof of Commercial General Liability Insurance and Business
Automobile Insurance ($500,000 combined single limit for both coverages), and Workers' Compensation
Insurance, and shall fully comply with all Board Rules and procedures.

Successful proposer(s) shall fully comply with the State of Florida's House Bill 1877 "Jessica Lunsford Act"
(JLA); FS 1012.32, 1012.465, 1012.467 & 1012.468; and the following Board Rules:
6Gx13- 3F-1.024, Screening Criteria for Contracted Personnel in Accordance with the JLA;
6Gx13- 3F-1.025, M-DCPS Business Code of Ethics;
6Gx13-4C-1.021, Fingerprinting of All Employees Prior to Employment;
6Gx13- 8C-1.071, Anti-Fraud; and all related Board Rules and procedures, as applicable.

Board rules, as amended from time to time, can be accessed at the Board website at www.dadeschools.

Failure to file a protest within the time prescribed and in the manner specified in Board Rule 6Gx" -
3C-1.10 (Purchase Approval and Competitive Bidding Process Requirements) or in accordance w I
FS Section 120.57(3) shall constitute a waiver of proceedings under FS Chapter 120.


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



Deadline for Request for Additional Information/Clarification: 6/15/2011
at 3:00 P.M.

Detailed specifications for this bid are available at the City of Miami, Purchasing
Department, website at www.miamigov.com/procurement, Telephone No. (305)

NO. 12271.

AD NO. 16416 Tony E. Crapp, Jr.
City Manager


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Fallen home prices hit 2002 levels


may mean

By Julie Schmit

U.S. home prices have fall-
en to 2002 levels and are ex-
pected to drop further.
They were 5.1 percent low-
er in the first quarter than

in the same period last year
and fell 4.2 percent from the
previous quarter, according
to the Standard & Poor's/
Case-Shiller Home Price in-
dex released recently.
Millions of U.S. homes
are in foreclosure or headed
there, which will depress
prices further. "Home prices
continue on their downward
spiral with no relief in sight,"
says David Blitzer, chairman
of the S&P index committee.

Economic board praised

for manufacturing efforts

continued from 7D

decision to stand be-
hind these companies."
That decision was
widely criticized by
those who believed
they should go it on
their own, as well as
by those who believed
that even federal aid
could not save them.
Bloom said that the
market share for U.S.
automakers is up, that
thousands of jobs have
been added and that
GM, Ford and Chrysler
are better equipped for
another rough patch if
gas prices rise more.
"The Big Three are
making better cars,
and they're making
better, more fuel-effi-
cient cars," he said.
The report calcu-
lated that 20,000 jobs
have been saved or
created in the indus-
try. Recently, GM an-
nounced additional
shifts and invest-
ments; Chrysler paid
its government loans;
and Fiat, the Italian

firm that took a large
share of Chrysler, an-
nounced its intention
tobuy the stakes held
by the U.S. and Cana-
dian governments.
"For the first time in
more than a decade,
all three American
automakers are prof-
itable, expanding pro-
duction and jobs, and
gaining market share,"
the report said.
The U.S. cut its stake
in publicly held GM by
about half last fall, and
Bloom said the rest
will be sold "as soon as
practicable." He said
that the government
will get out of the auto
companies as soon as
it can, while recouping
as much of the invest-
ment as it can.
Bloom said that
while the loss of $14
billion would be seri-
ous, it would still be
worth it: "We're not go-
ing to apologize for the
fact that there are liter-
ally hundreds of thou-
sands of Americans
working today because
of what happened."

Prices will fall at least three
percent more this year "and
perhaps even further next
year," says economist Paul
Dales of Capital Economics.
IHS Global Insight expects
prices to fall at least five per-
cent more this year before
turning around next year.
Real estate website Zillow.
com expects prices to fall
four percent to six percent
more this year and to drop
at a slower pace next year,

says its chief economist Stan
U.S. home prices are down
33 percent from their 2006
peak. It'll be another decade
or so before prices regain that
ground, predicts Celia Chen,
director of housing econom-
ics at Moody's Analytics.
The indexes have a base
value of 100 in January
2000; so a current index of
150 indicates 50 percent
Please turn to HOMES 11D

The Miami-Dade County Canvassing Board will convene at the Office of the Supervisor of
Elections, 2700 N.W. 871" Avenue, Miami, Florida. The Canvassing Board is convening on
these dates in preparation to conduct the Miami-Dade County Special Run-Off Election to be held on
June 28, 2011.

Monday, 6/13/11
10:00 a.m.

1. Logic and accuracy test of the optical scan and touch screen
voting systems to be used for absentee, early voting, and
precinct ballots
2. Public Inspection of absentee ballots
3. Pre-count logic and accuracy test of the optical scan system
used for paper ballots

Tuesday, 6/14/11 1. Absentee ballots opening and processing start and continue
through Tuesday, 6/28/11 as needed
8:00 a.m. to completion 2. Duplication of ballots, as needed
Wednesday, 6/22/11 1. Canvassing of presumed invalid absentee ballots starts and
10:00 a.m. to completion continues as needed
Tuesday, 6/28/11 1. Canvassing of presumed invalid absentee ballots
4:00 p.m. to completion 2. Tabulation of results
3. Release of Unofficial results after 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 7/1/11 1. Provisional ballots processing, if needed
10:00 a.m. to completion 2. Certification of Official results
3. Post-count logic and accuracy test of the optical scan system
used for absentee and provisional ballots
4. Audit process'starts Race and precinct(s) selection for State
Tuesday, 7/5/11 1. Audit process continues until completion
through Friday, 7/8/11
10:00 a.m. to completion
All proceedings will be open to the public. For a sign language interpreter or other accommodations,
please call 305499-8405 at least five days in advance. In accordance with Section 286.0105,
Florida Statutes, a person who appeals any decision by the canvassing board with respect to any
matter considered at a meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and. therefore will
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made.
Lester Sola, Supervisor of Elections
Miami-Dade County

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The Miami-Dade Aviation Department is announcing the vailabiabily of the above referenced
advertisement, which can be obtained by visiting the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD)
Website at httD://www.miami-airport.com/business advertisements.asp and then, selecting
the respective solicitation.
Letters of Interest ("LOI") shall be received by the Miami Dade Aviation Department ("MDAD")
from interested firms that will finance, design and construct, lease, manage, operate, and maintain
a Bulk Fuel Storage Facility to store and dispense vehicular fuels located at Miami International
Airport ("MIA"). The RFI is not to be construed as an active pending solicitation. MDAD will utilize
the LOl's and supporting information it receives in response to this advertisement as a basis to
gauge the level of interest by the industry and to determine the most efficient competitive solicitation
Industry Review Meetina and Site Inspection:
The Miami-Dade Aviation Department will hold an Industry Review Meeting and Site Inspection for
all interested parties on June 15, 2011, from 8:30 am to 11:30 am, at the Miami-Dade Aviation
Department, 4200 NW 36th Street, Building 5A, Fourth Floor, Conference Room F, Miami, Florida.
After concluding the Industry Review Meeting at 10:00 am, a Site Inspection of the -aciliiy ill take
place from 10:15 am to 11:30 am. The Site Inspection will be limited to two (2) representatives
per firm. To assist in our planning including obtaining necessary security clearances, Firms are
required to submit the names of the individuals) attending, driver's license or passport number,
as well as their respective date of birth to amfernandezOmiami-airoort.com no later than
June 13, 2011. Please state in your email that you are submitting the information in order to be
scheduled for the referenced Site Inspection. Those individuals that fail to submit the required
information in a timely manner will not be able to attend the Site Inspection. For sign language,
interpreter services, material in accessible format, other special accommodations, or airport-related
ADA concerns, please contact the MDAD Office of ADA Coordination at 305-876-7024.
Submitting Letters of Interest
Letters of Interest must include the following information in order to be deemed compliant and be
eligible for further consideration, in this procurement:
1. Letter indicating that your firm would be interested in a solicitation for these services should
one be issued.
2. A brief description of the company's experience as it relates to the scope outlined below.
Interested firms should send the required information listed above no later than July 18, 2011, to
the following:
Pedro J. Betancourt, PMP, CPPO, Aviation Senior Procurement Officer
Miami-Dade Aviation Department Contracts Administration Division
.O. Box 025504, Miami, Florida 33102 (USPS)
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101 A Civic Center Area
One bedroom $725
monthly. Two bedrooms
$825 monthly; Appliances,
laundry, FREE WATER
ing, central air.
Call 786-506-3067
1545 NW 8 Avenue

1150 NW 1 Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$450. Mr. Willie #6

1212 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$450 monthly. Appliances.
1215 NW 103 Lane
Two bdrms, gated security,
tile, $700 mthly, $1000 to
move in. 305-696-7667
1231 NW 58 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath.
$450 monthly, $700 move
in. All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV. Call
Joel 786-355-7578

1246 NW 58 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath,
$495 monthly. $750 move
in. All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV. Call
Joel 786-355-7578

125 NW 18 Street
One bdrm, one bath. $395
monthly. $600 to move in.
All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV.
Call Joel 786-355-7578

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

1317 NW 2 AVENUE
One bedroom, one bath,.
$425. Ms. Shorty in #1.

135 NW 18 Street
STwobedfoom cne bal-,
$450 month $700 move
ft. All appliances irncludd'
Free 19 inch LDC TV. Call
Joel 786-355-7578

140 NW 13 Street
Two bdrms, one bath
$500. 786-236-1144

14350 NW 22 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425
Free Water 786-267-1646

1450 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425.
Ms. Pearl #13

1525 NW 1 Place
One bdrm, one bath, $395
monthly. $600 move in.
Newly renovated. All ap-
pliances included. Free 19
inch LCD TV.
Call Joel 786-355-7578
1718 NW 2 Court
One bdrm, one bath, $425.
Mr. Gaiter in #1

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

1818 NW 2 Court
One bdrm, one bath, $425.
Appliances, Mr. Hinson #6

200 NW 13 Street
One bdrm, one bath $425.
Ms. Shorty 786-290-1438

2040 NE 168 Street
One bedroom, one bath, air,
water included, washer, dryer
facility. Section 8 Welcome!
210 NW 17 Street
One bdrm, one bath $450,
appliances. 305-642-7080
2565 NW 92 Street
One bdrm, one bath, stove,
refrigerator, water included.
Nice neighborhood. $610
monthly, $1830 move in or
$310 bi-weely, $915 move-in.
2751 NW 46 Street
One bedroom, remote gate,
$650 monthly. 954-430-0849
320 NW 2 Avenue
Hallandale. Move in Special.
One bdrm only, includes.wa-
ter. $575. 305-926-2839
400 NE 77 Street Road
One bdrm, $750, two bdrms
$950, appliances, air, park-
ing, fenced, no pets, first, last,
security. Drive by, look, then
call 305-688-4094
7736 NW 2 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
appliances, central air, wash-
er and dryer, $600 monthly.

5200 NW 26 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath.
Free gift for Section 8
tenants. No deposit. $675
moves you in.
Jenny 786-663-8862

5600 NW 7 Court
Large one bedroom, appli-
ances included. $600 month-
ly plus security. Section 8
welcome. 786-277-0632
561 NW 6 Street
One bdrm, one bath $495.
60 and 61 STREET
One and two bdrms, $595
and $695. Call 954-482-5400
6953 NW 5 Court
Two large bedrooms, one
bath, deposit negotiable.
Section 8 OK. 786-315-3253
750 NW 56 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$495 monthly. $750 move
in. All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV.ICall
Joel 786-355-7578

Move in with first month rent
Remodeled efficiency, bne,
two, three bdrms, air, appli-
ances, laundry, gate. From
$400. 100 NW 11 St.
One bedroom apt. (in-law
quarters), $850 monthly, all
utilities included.
Call 305-431-8981 5-9 p.m.
Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-Locka, Brownsville.
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses. One, Two and
Three Bedrooms. Same day
approval. Call for specials.

FROM $400.00
Remodeled efficiencies, one,
two, three bdrms; two bath.
Central air, laundry, gated.
Office 1023 NW 3 Ave.
Easy qualify. Move in spe-
cials. One bedroom, $495;
two bedrooms, $595. Free
water! 786-236-1144

One bedroom, one bath,
$450 monthly. 305-717-6084
Remodeled one bedroom.
$625 to $675. NE 78 Street
Corner of NW 103 Street
Beautiful two bedrooms, $700
monthly, $1000 to move in.
Gated, security, tiled floors,
central air. 786-402-0672
Overtown Area,
one bdrm, $400
305-603-9592 305-375-0673
Call Mon-Fri 9am 4 pm
Two bdrms, one bath, $868;
one bedroom, $704; studio,
$595; despoits 305-297-0199
One bdrm, one bath. Special
$495. 305-717-6084
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$750. Section 8 welcome.
One bdrm, great specials.
Call 786-201-4153
2158 NW 5 Avenue, Miami

1515 NE 125 Terrace
One bdrm, one bath, Easy to
move in. $775 mthly, Section
8 OK. 305-926-2839
Northwest Dade
Town Park 1955 NW 5 Place,
three bedroom, one and half
bath, $900 monthly.
Town Park 483 NW 19 Street,
two bedroom, one and half.
bath, $750 monthly.
Section 8 welcome.

10530 SW 176 Street
Three bdrms. two bath,
$1'200 mthly. 305-978-5060
$500 deposit.
1097 NW 51 STREET
Two bdrms, one bath, wa-
ter and appliances included.
Section 8 OK 786-277-9925
11277 NW 17 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath, air,
laundry. 786-269-5643
11620 NW 17 Avenue
Three bdrms, one bath, air,
appliances. $1,200 monthly.
1210 NE 110 Terrace
Two bedrooms, two baths,
washer, dryer, fenced yard,
security bars, central air,
heat, water included. Tiled

throughout. $1150 mthly,
$500 security. Close to
KMart, Home Depot, parks,
schools and shopping.

1226 NW 1 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath. $450.

1243 NW 100 Terrace
Two bedrooms, big living
room, central air. $800 a
month, $1600 moves you in,
1510 NW 65 St #3
Two bdrms., one bath, air
and water, $850, Section 8
okay, 305-490-9284.
1524 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath. $495,
free water. 305-642-7080

172 NW 52 Street
One bdrm, one bath, $650,
free water and electric.

1817 NW 41 Street
Two bdrs, one bath, air. $800
mthly. $1900 move in. Sec-
tion 8 OK. 305-634-5794
1890-94 NW 74 Terrace
Appliances, air condition,
fans, water, $750 monthly,
$1900 to move in.
1896 NW 94 Street
Approved Section 8 one
bedroom, $900 monthly.

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

2 NE 59 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air. 786-237-1292
21301 NW 37 Avenue
Two bedroom, air, remod-
eled, $895. NDI Realtors
office at 290 NW 183
Street. We have others.
2140 NW 91 STREET
Two bedrooms, one bath.
3051 NW 134 Street
Section 8 welcome! Newly
remodeled, two large bdrms,
one bath, central air, washer
and dryer included. New
kitchen, bath, and reffigera-
tor. $1075 monthly.
Call 954-557-4567
3075 NW 91 Street #2
One bdrm, or.~ iair- Section
S8 preferred 305.299314J2
3075 NW 92 Street
Two bathroom, one bath,
washer/dryer, parking, avail-
able for immediate occupan-
cies. First, last, security. 305-
624-2336 or 954-980-8263.
3318 NW 50 Street
Two bedroom, one bath.
$725, appliances.

4427 NW 23 Court
Four bdrm, 2 bath, $1500,
appliances, central air,
fenced yard. 305-642-7080
4953 NW 15 Avenue
Nice area, two bedrooms,
one bath, air, brand new
wood flooring and blinds,
fenced back yard. Section 8
wanted. 954-658-9735
5118 NW 14 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$800 monthly. Section 8 wel-
come. 305-758-7022
5537 NW 5th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, $800 monthly,
Section 8 welcome. Driveway
and gated. Call 786-663-0234
5657 NE 1 Court
Two bedrooms, new bath,
appliances, air, water, bars,.
$700. Terry Dellerson, Real-
tor. NO Section 8.
70-72 NE 64 Street
Two bdrm, one bath, off street
parking, yard, Section 8 OK
$800. 786-270-1888
7013 NW 21 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath,
appliances, air, large ba6k-
yard, security bars, free wa-
ter. 305-625-8909.
726-728 NW 70 Street
Two bdrms, one bath,
786-506-5364, 786-301-2171
7737 NW 4 Court
Remodeled, spacious three
bedrooms, two baths, $1,200
monthly. First and last. Sec-
tion 8 OK. 305-450-0320
8005 NW 24 Court
Newly renovated one bdrm.
Appliances included. Section
8 OK. 305-632-8164.
8291 NW 14 Avenue
One bedroom, central air,
tiled throughout, water
included.$1,500 to move in.
Section 8 Welcomel Contact
Angela 305-796-3874
920 NW 55 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$875 monthly. 305-219-2571
923 NW 55 Terrace
Two bedroom, one bath,
$800. no Dets. 305-303-5216
928 NW 55 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath.
$575. Free Water.
94 NE 59 Terrace
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air, bars, $900 mthly. Section
8 OK. 305-490-9284

96 Street NW 5 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
air, washer hook-up, $900
monthly 954-430-0849

9614 NW 5 AVE #1
Miami Shores Area. One bed-
room, one bath, central air,
like new. $725 monthly. 305-
Three bdrm, one bath.
$1100. Section 8 OK!

100 NW 14 Street
Newly .renovated, private
bath and kitchen, utilities and
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN). 24
hour security camera, $185
wkly, $650 mthly.
1251 Sharar Avenue
Furnished, utilities, cable,
$600 mthly, $1500 move in.
4320 NW 173 Drive
Very nice and spacious.
786-447-5734 305-620-1710
70-72 NE 64 Street
Off street parking, Section 8
Welcome. $450 includes utili-
ties. 786-270-1888
One bedroom, $425 monthly,
call 305-754-1100.
Near 91 Street and
N.W. 22 Avenue
Air, electric and water includ-
ed. Furnished, one person
only. 305-693-9486
Move-In Special! $375
monthly. Call 305-717-6084.

1010 NW 180 Terrace
Free cable, air, appliances
and use of kitchen.
15341 NW 31 Avenue
Large room, full bath, private
entrance. 305-687-8187
15810 NW 38 Place
$85 weekly. Free utilities,
bath, kitchen, one person.
305-474-8186, 305-691-3486
1775 NW 151 Street
Fully furnished, refrigerator,
microwave, cable, air and
heat. Two locations.
Call 954-678-8996
1880 All Baba Avenue
Outreach Program: Move in
Special $250. Beds available,
three meals daily. Share a
room. .786-443-7306
68601. NW24 Court ,,
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728
6835 NW 15 Avenue
Utilities included, air. $90
weekly. Move in special
$200. Call 786-558-8096
Rooms, central air, applianc-
es. $100 and $110 wkly.
East Miami Gardens Area
Furnished room for rent with
own entrance. Light kitchen
privileges. Call 305-621-1017
or 305-965-9616
Utilities included. $125 per
week. Call 786-853-6664
Clean room, side entry, patio,
cable, air, 305-688-0187.
Nice quiet room, near bus ter-
minal. Call 305-766-2055
Cable TV, kitchen privileges.
Rooms, with home privileges.
Prices range from $90 to
$125 weekly. 305-696-2451
Room in Christian Home
Call NA at 786-406-3539
Senior Citizens welcomed.
8013 NW 10 Court
Central air, new bathrooms
and kitchen, security gates
$135 $150 weekly. Call
Kevin 786-80Q-1405
Annnintmnnt n' ll

10240 SW 171 Street
Four bedrooms, two bath,
$1500, appliances, central
air, fenced yard.
1052 NW 48 Street
Completely renovated. Three
bedrooms, air. Nice neighbor-
hood near schools. Section 8
OK. Call 305-975-1987
1083 NW 76 Street
Five bedroom, two baths,
central air. $1375 monthly.
1282 NW 45 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air, totally remodeled,
$1400 monthly. Section 8
welcome. 305-926-0205
15851 NW 18 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath,
air. Near school and bus
stops. $975. Section 8 OKI
16130 NW 37 Court
Three bedrooms, one bath.
Tile, bars, air, fenced. $1,100
Terry Dellerson, Realtor.
No Section 8. 305-891-6776
1812 NW 66 Street
Three bdrm, one bath, air,
tile, appliances included Sect.
8 okI $1100 954-993-5247 or
1850 NW 55 Street
Three bdrm, two bath, den,
Section 8 OK. 786-344-4407

1941 NW 163 ST ROAD
Two bedrooms, one bath,
air, fence, appliances. $950
20115 NW 9 Avenue
Three bdrms, two baths,
air condition, Florida room,
fenced, Section 8 OK. $1600
monthly. 305-576-4025.
20700 NW 25 AVENUE
Three bedrooms, one bath,
newly renovated, central air,
huge fenced yard. Easy com-
mute. $1300 monthly. Section
8 preferred. 305-479-3231
20783 NW 41 Ave Road
Three bdrms, two baths, all
appliances with washer/dryer.
Section 8 OK. First, last, and
security required. Contact of-
fice 786-295-7224 or 23.
2520 NW 55 Terrace
Won't last! Section 8 wanted.
Nice and cozy two bedroom,
one bath, fenced, quite neigh-
borhood. 786-290-6333
2540 NW 152 Terrace
Updated three bedroom, one
bath, tile, central air. $1300
monthly. 305-662-5505
2724 NW 61 Street
New House
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1250 monthly.
2778 NW 196 Street
Three bdrm, one & half bath,
Section 8 OK. 954-243-8193
4521 NW 194 Street
Updated three bedroom, one
bath, tile, central air. $1200
monthly. 305-662-5505
586 NW 83 Street #A
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$900 monthly. 786-488-2264
228 Jefferson Drive. Three
bedrooms, two baths, central
air, $1300 monthly, Section
8 Welcome. Good schools
other nearby amenities, avail-
able immediately.
Three, and two bedrooms,
Section 8 is welcome. Call
after 1 p.m., 305-796-5252.
Near 91 Street NW 22 ave
Small two bedroom
Three bdrms, one bath, air,
all tiled, fenced yard. Section
8 OK! $1,300 mthly. $1,000
.Security depositL ,,- ..,
Behind in Your Rent? 24
Hour notice. Behind in Your
Mortgage? 786-326-7916

7616 NW 20 Avenue
Two bedrooms and one bath
on each side. Looking for
investors. Asking price:
$70,000. 305-926-0205

2335 NW 170 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
everything new. Try only
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appreciation since Jan-
uary 2000 for a typical
home in the market.
S"If you bought a home
since 2000, you're
probably worse off,"
says economist Patrick
Newport of IHS Global
Lower home prices
are good news for buy-
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housing appears more
undervalued now than
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35 years, based on the
historical relationship
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Almost a quarter of
U.S. homeowners with
mortgages have no eq-
uity in their homes, so
it's hard to sell and buy
anew, unemployment is
high, and lenders want
larger down payments
to help reduce the risk
of more price drops.
That 'makes it harder
for some to get loans.
S&P's 20-city com-
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fell 'below its earlier
reported low in April
2009. meaning hous-
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dip" across much of the
nation, S&P says. Pric-
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metropolitan areas in
March from a year ear-
lier, but not in Wash-
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prices rose 4.3 percent.

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After the Decision,
the rock party, the
9-8 start, bump gate,
karma, over celebrat-
ing and finally the NBA
Finals, isn't it amazing
to see how popular the
NBA's public enemy #1
has become? This is
what everyone outside
of the 305 area code
didn't want after that
July 8th night when
Lebron said he was
bringing his talents to
SoBe. The Heat have
come together when it
counted (the playoffs),
dethroning the Bos-
ton Celtics, derailing
regular season MVP
Derrick Rose of the
Bulls and are now
in the driver's seat
to take the NBA title.
Even the "haters" are
checking out the Heat,
with viewing .num-
bers on ABC, TNT and

ESPN all up from last
year. You can say it's
a bunch of bandwagon
fans trying to see if
the Heat can do it all
but whether they win
or lose's it's all good
for the NBA.

Okay, so we're still
a little mad at that
bad call from the
2002 Nat'1 Champion-
ship that took away
a sixth title from my
beloved 'Canes. But
we do think that this
latest scandal at Ohio
State can be handled
with a simple slap on
the wrist? Not on your
life. Here's the short
version; Coach get's
e-mail about players
getting benefits and
doesn't forward it to
the proper authori-
ties. The news gets

out, Coach/University
suspend players (for
five games next year),
Coach then suspends
himself as more bad
news comes out about
cars, tattoos and
money before coach
resigns on Memorial
Day. There's a semi-
simple way to resolve
future scandals like
this in College football
.pay the players.
Give them something.
At least enough of a
stipend to afford a
good tattoo.

No longer able to
physically give in to the
demands of the NBA,
Shaquille O'Neal, also
known as Shaq Diesel,
Superman and The
Big Aristotle, has hung
it up. He leaves the
game with four NBA
titles, 28,000 points,
starred on six teams

and broken a slew of
backboards. Shaq's
personality was one of
if not the best in sports
and entertained both
on and off the court.
Jersey retirement cer-
emonies are scheduled
in Los Angeles for this
upcoming season, with
Orlando (maybe) and
Miami (strong maybe)
to follow suit. The last
two may take a little
while longer than
planned. Thanks for
the memories ShaqI

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Will this thing ever
come to an end? Will
the owners pony up
some of that cash
to the players? Will
the players agree to
an 18-game season?
Will we see football
in 2011? We think
the answer is yes. It's
just a matter of time.
Kudos to the players
being frugal during
this lockout time as
well. There haven't
been many reports
about parties, bottles
or trips abroad. We
guess everyone is sav-
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