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VOLUME 89 NUMBER 8 MIAMI, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 19-25, 2011 50 cents

More Black men in

prison today, than

enslaved in 1850

Part I
By D. Kevin McNeir
If you drive down the streets of many
of America's urban cities, you'll see
large numbers of young, Black men
standing on corners. The majority of

cuitous route they travel as they lose
their focus, identity and even basic
rights including voting, only to be-
come a number in a rapidly expanding
system, is not a pleasant one.
At this moment, the U.S. has more
than two million people, the most in
our country's history, inhabiting pris-

Who's behind bars?
White, 18 or older, 1 in 106W 3539 355
All men, 18 or older, 1 in 54 A women, 35-39, 1 in 265
All women, 35-39, 1 in 265
Hispanic men, 18 or older, 1 in 36 Hispanic women, 35-39, 1 in 297
Black men, 18 or older, 1 in 15 Black women, 35-39,1 in 100
Black women, 35-39, 1 in 100
Black men, 20-34, 1 in 9 No data
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them, unemployed and poorly educat-
ed, are looking for something to occu-
py their time and their minds. Miami
is no different.
But instead of these young men,
and now young women, realizing their
dreams through education and sub-
sequent positive careers, many find
themselves caught up in the prison
industrial complex -jail. And the cir-

ons, youth facilities and immigrant
detention centers. Even more alarm-
ing, is the fact that 1.2; million of those
imprisoned are Black men. The U.S.
can now "boast" that it locks up more
of its own people than Japan, China
or the former Soviet Union. Perhaps
these number s seem irrelevant to
those who say we must get "tough on
Please turn to PRISON 8A


Race draws over 20,000

By Kalla Heard

For one day, the usual hustle and
commotion found on the streets of
downtown Miami were halted as
thousands of breast cancer survivors,
their families and friends took over
the city to participate in the annual
5K (3.1 miles) Susan G. Komen Race
for the Cure on Saturday, Oct. 15th.
In the U.S., one-in-eight women are
expected to be diagnosed with breast
cancer at least once in their lifetime.
according to the National Cancer
Beverly Nixon, a charter member
of the Dade County Alumnae chap-
ter of Delta Sigma Theta. Inc., found
out she was among them when she
was diagnosed with breast cancer 16
years ago. Nixon, now 65, underwent
a lumpectomy and radiation. She says
she was determined to fight.
"After I screamed and hollered. I

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focused on how to ,
get well," she said.
Other breast -
cancer survivors
also remem-
bered their
initial reac-
tion after being
"I was shocked be-
cause I didn't have a
history of cancer and because I was a
nurse, I was eating right and exer-
cising," recalled 63-year-old Andrea
She traveled with her breast cancer
support group, Sister, Sister, from the
Bahamas. Years ago she had to regu-
larly travel between the two countries
as radiation therapy was not offered
then in the Bahamas.
"It's because of the Lord that I am
here today." she said.
Many other women who have fought
Please turn to BREAST CANCER SA
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* HONORING THE KING: Crowds gathered along the West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., for
. the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on Sunday, Oct. 16th. It is the first in our nation's
S capitol dedicated to a Black citizen and honors King's principles of justice, hope and love.

Urban League upset over

Urban Weekend racist slur

By D. Kevin McNeir

It is still unclear what will hap-
pen to the highly-popular Ur-
ban Beach Week, held each year
on Miami Beach. Since the most
recent problem with violence, a
fatal police-involved Memorial
Day shooting that occurred last
spring, residents have become
more vocal in their criticisms of
the event and its hip-hop crowds.
Some Miami Beach commis-

sioners have even tak- But the Urban League's
en on the controversial President T. Willard Fair
subject to spark con- says the communication
versation and to entice is an example of "racist
voters to give them the propaganda" and has
nod. On Sept. 28th in a asked County Mayor
campaign e-mail issued Carlos Gimenez, along
by Commissioner Deede with the county commis-
Weithorn, 52, she asked sioners, to investigate
for feedback and offers FAIR whether her actions have
ideas on how to deal with violated County laws or
the festivities and the huge num- policies.
ber of people who flood the Beach "By targeting just Urban Beach
for the annual event. Please turn to WEEKEND 8A

a more tenuousfutur
By Randy Grice

Over the years, rumors within
the community and reports in
the news have helped to raise
speculations that Jackson Health
System (JHS), more commonly
referred to as Jackson Memo-
rial Hospital, faced overwhelming
debt. Some said that it might even
be forced to close its doors.
"Jackson is not closing," said
Edwin O'Dell, 61, corporate direc-
tor of public relations and public

affairs for JHS. "We have enough
money on hand; we are not clos-
ing and we are not selling. We
have a break-even budget and ex-
pect to do even better as this does
not include our new initiatives,
including cost savings, that are
being developed by our executive
But while O'Dell believes Jack-
son is in fine shape, previously-
released reports say that Joshua
Nemzoff, a Philadelphia hospital
consultant, has been studying
Please turn to JACKSON 8A

Corporate Director of Public Affairs
and Public Relations
Jackson Health System

S ': Miami joins Occupy Wall Street protests

By Randy Grice

It's been one month since pro-
testors first began to flood New
York City's upper east side to par-
ticipate in the Occupy Wall Street
demonstrations. With each pass-
ing day the movement has gained
momentum, spreading to more
and more U.S. cities both big and
small. Around the globe, similar
protests have emerged in London,
Berlin, Australia and Paris while
in Rome, once-peaceful demon-
strations have become violent.

On Saturday, Oct. 15th, an es-
timated 1,000 people assembled
downtown and marched from
Bayside Park to the Miami-Dade
Government Center. Later that
evening and throughout the next
day, participants began setting up
tents outside of the Government
Center where county commission-
ers regularly meet. But without
a recognized leader or spokes-
man and lacking consensus over
the key issues that should be ad-
dressed, it's clear that the loose-
ly-formed group will need to plan
its future with care. (Another 300

people performed similar actions
in Ft. Lauderdale).
"I'm not so sure that Black peo-
ple are in tune with the Occupy
Wall Street movement as other
Americans were in tune with the
Tea Party movement," said Dar-
ryll Jones, 50, associate dean for
Please turn to PROTESTS 8A

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Jackson hospital not closing?

JHS official, Ed O'Dell, says hospital in .
fine shape; but others say, signs point to i,




A Black-Haitian coalition could

give greater voice for all

It is often said that there is strength in numbers. Just
take a look at the surge of attention that the Occupy
Wall Street movement is getting as more and more citi-
zens give their support. Another example is the civil rights
movement of 1960s. Both show how we can bring change to
our community by standing together. But along with the im-
portance of solidarity is the need for compromise. As move-
ments are formed or coalitions grow, no one can have it all
their way. We must be willing to give and take.
In Miami, one constant complaint from brothers and sis-
ters in the hood is that our voices are regularly ignored while
our needs are placed at the bottom of the list. Perhaps that
trend and injustice could be reversed if we were to think
beyond our own backyards. Blacks and Haitians are often
pitted against one another, as if there were only one piece
of pie on the table. But when you look at us, and before
we begin to speak, we often look amazingly similar. Perhaps
that's because we are truly brothers and sisters just from
generations past. We may often focus on our own ethnic tra-
ditions but mainstream America sees us as one Blacks.
Why not use that to our advantage? Whether you speak
English, Ebonics or Creole, we all want less crime, better
public education, increased political representation and
more safe and affordable housing. It's time we stop focusing
on insignificant differences and use our collective voices to
evoke a mighty roar. A Black-Haitian coalition could change
the landscape of Miami's politics overnight. We just have
to leave some of our selfishness and excess baggage at the

Black youth must be willing to

sacrifice to ensure their future
As thousands gathered in Washington, D.C. this
weekend to dedicate the new monument to Dr. Mar-
tin Luther King, Jr., it has caused many of us from
the older generation to reflect and think back on those tur-
bulent days of the 1960s. Young Black youth have never
all thought alike but back in the day, many were willing to
get involved "for the cause." Some sided with Dr. King and
his non-violent protest philosophy. Others who were more
radical became card-carrying, flag-burning members of ihe
Black Panthers. And there were scores of.other groups in
between, including young leaders like Stokely Carmichael
(aka Kwame Ture) who formed the Student Nonviolent Coor-
dinating Committee an organization that played a major
role in the sit-ins and freedom rides leading to the 1963
March on Washington. Yes, Black youth made a difference
- a positive one.
As we stand at another crossroad in Miami and through-
out the U.S., there is plenty of room for more young people
to get involved, to speak out against injustice and to ulti-
mately sit at the table when negotiations occur. We need to
invite them to walk with us, to speak out against the imbal-
ance of power and to follow in the protest traditions of our
Frederick Douglass said, "Without a struggle there can be
no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It
never did and it never will." Black youth must take their
place in the fight for equal rights now.

Without union concessions,

County layoffs are inevitable
Sphere have been a few good decisions made by Miami's
political leaders over the last few days. The first was
by County Mayor Carlos Gimenez who chose to hold
off on firing police officers. The second good move was Mi-
ami commissioners taking control of the severance payout
process while slashing potential windfalls by as much as
75 percent.
Now comes the hard part. For Gimenez, who has taken a
stance as a no-nonsense, budget-cutting administrator, he
will need to soften his tactics and work with those union of-
ficials who represent most of the department's officers. As
for John Rivera, who heads the Miami-Dade Police Benevo-
lent Association, he will need to say to his members what
many do not want to hear either accept sizable reduc-
tions in pay and benefits or face sweeping layoffs. These are
tough economic times and while the job that police officers
perform each day is a dangerous one, they are public citi-
zens too. The dollars simply are not there to make good on
promises made in more lucrative times.
As for the City Commissioners, we wonder what took them
so long to put a halt on the ridiculously-large payouts that
former, high-level city employees have been receiving. The
new law that reduces current severance payouts and puts
them on a graduated basis makes good economic sense. In
order to survive this recession, we may all have to make
concessions and be content with bringing home a bit less.

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Adults need to close the hypocrisy
I am often asked, what's dren to be honest while ly- sional, and public lives. What
wrong with our children? ing and cheating and to be must our children think as
Children having children. healthy while selling them they see the craven greed of
Children killing themselves junk food that undermines too many corporate leaders
or others. Children drop- their health. pillaging their corporations
ping out of school and roam- I believe it is time for adults and the homes, pensions and
ing streets alone or in gangs. of every race and income life blood of workers, seniors,
Children addicted to tobacco group to break our silence and stockholders? What

and alcohol, drinking and
drugging themselves to es-
cape reality. Children being
locked up in jails with adult
criminal mentors, bubbling
with rage and crushed by de-
Adults are what's wrong
with children. Parents letting
children raise themselves
or be raised by television or
the internet. Children being
shaped by peers instead of
parents, grandparents, and
kin. Children seeing adults
be violent to each other and
marketing, glorifying and
tolerating violence to them
and preaching what we don't
practice. Adults telling chil-

believe it is time for adults of every race and income group
to break our silence about the pervasive breakdown of mor-
al, family, and community values, to place our children first
in our lives, and to struggle to model the behavior we want our
children to learn.

about the pervasive break-
down of moral, family, and
community values, to place
our children first in our lives,
and to struggle to model the
behavior we want our chil-
dren to learn. We don't have
a child and youth problem in
America; we have a profound
adult problem as children
do what they see adults do-
ing in our personal, profes-

must they think as they see
too many political leaders re-
peatedly say one thing and do
another? And what dare they
believe when they see some
religious leaders enjoined by
faith to protect them abuse
them instead? It's time to
close the adult hypocrisy gap.
I urge every parent and
adult to conduct a personal
audit to examine whether we




are contributing to tecri-
sis so many of our children
face or to the solutions they
urgently need. And if we are
not a part of the solution, we
are a part of the problem and
need to do better. Our chil-
dren don't need or expect us
to be perfect but they do need
and expect us to be honest,
to admit and correct our
mistakes, and to share our
struggles about the meanings
and responsibilities of faith,
parenthood, citizenship, and
life. Before we can pull up
the moral weeds of violence,
materialism, and greed in
our society that are stran-
gling our children, we must
pull up the moral weeds in
our own backyards. So many
children are confused about
what is right and wrong be-
cause so many adults talk
right and do wrong in our
personal, professional, and
public lives.

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The problem with assassinating U.S. citizens
I have been left very unset- your feelings about Al Qaeda If there was no indictment whacked?
led by the White House's ap- and your memories of 11 Sep- against a U.S. citizen, are we This is more tl
iroval of the assassination of tember. Instead, you need to left with execution-based-on- slope. In the n
i U.S. citizen, one Anwar Al- think about what doors are allegations? Can the govern- ing terrorism a
kwlaki. now open to the government. If ment decide one day on the opened. This is
Various reports have indi- Al-Awlaki was connected with basis of whatever information, a house of horr

cated that the White House
received a legal opinion ap-
proving the killing. Opponents
of the killing have pointed out
that there are some serious
Constitutional issues at stake.
I suppose that I look at it in
simple terms.
A U.S. citizen is accused-
-but not formally charged--
with being connected with a
terrorist organization. They are
living outside of the U.S. The
U.S. claims that it has intel-
ligence data supporting their
allegation. They then go about
eliminating this individual.
You need to step back from

U.S. citizen is accused--but not formally charged--with being
connected with a terrorist organization. They are living outside
of the U.S. The U.S. claims that it has intelligence data sup-
porting their allegation. They then go about eliminating this individual.

Al Qaeda--and I am prepared
to believe that he was why
was there no formal charge
against him? Why not indict
Let's go to the next point. If
Al-Awlaki was not to be indict-
ed, why does anyone else need
to be indicted in the future?
Think about it for a moment.

reliable or unreliable, that an
individual is connected with
a terrorist organization and
then...bang? Does this mean,
for instance, that someone
who might be doing human
rights work in Palestine who
is alleged by persons un-
known, to be connected with
Hamas is now subject to being

han a slippery
ame of fight-
door has been
a door into
rors that may

be very difficult to shut. One
can understand and share
the hatred that is felt against
would knowingly kill or sup-
port the killing of civilians.
Yet, as citizens we are sup-
posed to have rights and not
be tried, let alone executed,
based on secret or semi-se-
cret allegations. After all, the
allegations may be based on
anything including payback,
revenge, mischievousness,
or personal gain. Is that the
basis upon which we want to
accept extra-judicial, formal-
ly approved, executions?


One-in-three Blacks still unable to find work

The first Friday of the
month is a day when econo-
mists like me are riveted to
the news. We want to know
what's up with the unem-
ployment rate, and with the
changes that have taken
place in the last month. Last
week, the unemployment rate
remained at a high of 9.1 per-
cent, eight percent for white
folks, and 16 percent for Black
folks. Some pundits were
jazzed at the rates, thinking
that they meant we are doing
okay. What's okay? The real
unemployment rate for Blacks
is close to thirty percent.
This means that a third of
the Black world is not work-
ing. This means that there are
too many Black folks who are
tripping. This means that too
many are managing pain. And
with the Congress ignoring
the reality, failing to offer the
relief from the jobs bill, this
means that nobody cares.

I hear from people all the
time. Their stories are heart
rendering. They talk bout
the lives they once had, the
lives the now have. Once
upon a time, they had homes,
mortgages, and opportuni-
ties. Now they have lost jobs,

tion. Instead, Black folks are
unemployed and nobody re-
ally cares.
In order to stay even,
our nation needs to gen-
erate 275,000 jobs each
month. Last month, a month
where some celebrated our

Perhaps this is not an issue for those whose constituency
is enjoying a 9.1 percent unemployment rate.

homes, and their opportuni-
ties. They are the folks that
stand in the middle of the
statistics. We know the num-
bers, but we don't know their
The pain is more acute
for Blacks than it is for oth-
ers. President Obama has
not fully addressed that, al-
though his spirited anger
at the recent Congressional
Black Caucus dinner was a
great step in the right direc-

"progress", we generated just
103,000 jobs. We aren't mov-
ing ahead, we are falling be-
hind. Our reality is that the
jobs market is broken and
nobody wants to fix it.
Instead, we see a nation at
political gridlock. The con-
gressional republicans don't
want to pass the President's
jobs bill, and they have of-
fered few alternatives. So we
sit and wait to see if anyone
will break the gridlock that

keeps our legislao6FrTr7
moving forward.
Perhaps this is not an issue
for those whose constituency
is enjoying a 9.1 percent un-
employment rate. But there
are too many who are expe-
riencing much more than
that. Throw a stone into the
Black community. See who it
hits. It is one in three, one in
three, one in three. What that
means is that the pox called
unemployment affects every-
one. When the reality of work-
lessness hits so so many, the
fact is that it affects us all.
The numbers come out
every first Friday. The re-
ality visits our community
each and every day. One in
three adult Blacks cannot
find work. This is a depres-
sion level unemployment
rate. People are hurting, but
nobody really cares. One in
three. One in three. One in

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What can Blacks and

Haitians do together for better

economic opportunities?

Clerk, Liberty City

To seriously
address this
problem, we
have to open
the spectrum
to not only in-
clude the Hai-
tian and Black
communities, but also the entire
Caribbean community. From
there we would need to examine
and work through whatever is-
sues that are holding us back.

Carpenter, Liberty City

We need to
get jobs and
we need jobs
that are sus-
tainable jobs.
I think they
should have
passed that I
job bill, that
would have
helped us out a lot.

Cook, Liberty City

Each ethic
background in
the Black com-
munity will
have irrecon-
cilable differ-
ences among
each other. So
we can't co-
incide with each other in terms
of the monetary problems that
we have. We have to coincide to-

Entrepreneur, Miami-Dade

My recom-
mendation as
far as Black
people grow-
ing from all
creeds and
all nations of
Blacks is net-
working. Once
we network and work upon our
goals we will be able to get a lot
more accomplished.

Entrepreneur/Author, Miami

First we
need to start
studying for
ourself and
not just go-
ing along with
what the pas-J
tor says. Once
you start going along with what
you feel is true and you put
yourself in to it there is a greater
chance of us getting to where we
need to be.

Entrepreneur, Miami Gardens

I think that
Black people
should really
start to work
together to
actually put .1
each other up
rather than
tear each
other down.
When you see a Black owner of
a business, come patronize that
person. As long as you patronize
that person they can grown and


Herman Cain vs. Barack Obama?

Many argue that there has
been a white backlash against
the fact that the majority of
Americans voted in a Black
president. The Republican
Party has made it a majority
to get rid of President Obama,
and seem willing to destroy
the country rather than to
support his policy or reach a
meaningful compromise. The
game playing applies to both
sides of the aisle, and many
Americans are simply tired of
it. Arguably, the U.S. credit
rating was lowered because we
have a non-functioning gov-
To many, the Tea Party is
just a code word for a group of
disgruntled, white people who
want to get rid of President
Obama. Along comes Herman
Cain, former CEO of Godfa-
ther Pizza and oh, by the way
is Black. He is now running
second in many polls amongst


Even misled
Sixteen-year-old" Wayne
Treacy is scheduled to stand
trial for attempted first de-
gree murder on January 26,
2012. The charge is for severely
beating 15-year-old Josey Rat-
ley after the two exchanged
words and she taunted him
about the suicide death of his
Unfortunately for young
Treacy, the state decided to
file the charge and transferred
the case directly into the adult
criminal justice system. There-
fore as a child he must now
stand trial as an adult and is
now subject to a harsher sen-
tence for his child-like behav-
Since 1899, the U.S. estab-
lished a juvenile justice policy
that maintained a jurisdic-
tional boundary between ju-
venile and criminal court.
The primary responsibility of
the juvenile system is to pro-
tect the welfare of minors and
safeguard the community from
youthful offenders. However,
all states have the right under
certain condition to transfer
juvenile delinquents cases out

likely Republican voters, beat-
ing Texas Governor Rick Perry,
who was two weeks ago the
upcoming challenger to Mitt
Romney. Perry seems to be the
type of candidate the Tea Par-
ty would like he is a healthy,

of the former slaves, Jim Crow
laws, segregation, busing and
strange fruit hanging from
the trees? Is it possible that
the next presidential race will
'be between an erudite, intel-
lectual president and a hard

Foresee a lot of deep, consternation in certain southern por-
tions of the country that still proudly fly the Confederate flag.
As one of my friends stated, "what is a good redneck going
to do if we have to chose between Cain or Obama?"

white American male, who
pounds the Bible and hunts
To my surprise, the Tea Par-
ty has gone from five to 30 per-
cent support for Herman Cain.
Likely, Republican voters have
lowered their support for Perry
by 13 percent and raised their
support for Cain by 12 per-
cent. Is this America, the land

charging businessman both
of whom are Black? If the Re-
publican ticket includes Cain
and the Democratic ticket in-
cludes Obama how do you
vote and not vote for a Black
I foresee a lot of deep, con-
sternation in certain southern
portions of the country that
still proudly fly the Confeder-

ate flag. As one of my friends
stated, "what is a good red-
neck going to do if we have
to chose between Cain or
Obama?" If Cain keeps surg-
ing in the polls, and wins the
primary, then the impossible
will be possible.
Perception is a dangerous
thing. The Tea Party is clearly
more open minded than many
political pundits on TV gave it
credit for. In fact, the Tea Party
seems more open minded than
the Republican leadership in
Congress, which has vowed
to stop everything proposed
by the Obama White House
even aid to disaster victims.
Ultimately, the rise of Cain is
a good thing for this country.
For too long, Black Americans
have supported only one par-
ty. We need to be courted by
both parties, so that no matter
who is in power, the interest of
Black America is considered.

COMMUNITY ACTIVIST, Queenb2020@bellsouth.net

youth need protection

of the juvenile system and into
the adult system. In Florida, if
a child is charged with a crime
or a wrongdoing the decision
to try them as an adult in the
criminal court or a child in the
juvenile justice system rests
in the office of the state attor-

are.more likely to re-offend and
commit more serious felonies
than their counterparts in the
juvenile justice system.
The case of Treacy is one that
should have remained in the
juvenile system. From the very
beginning prosecutors have

Every year, Florida prosecutors unnecessarily direct file
thousands of children (mostly indigent, Black and His-
panic) However, the trial of Treacy is scheduled to begin
in a few months, January 2012, therefore, the state still has time
to reconsider its decision to charge this young victim as an adult.

ney. In recent years juvenile
offenders have become much
more audacious. This war-
rants adult court as the most
appropriate setting for some
cases. However, not all chil-
dren who misbehave or break
a law should meet their fate in
an adult criminal system. Re-
search shows that trying youth
as adults does not reduce
crime or increase public safety.
In fact, research shows that
youths that are tried as adults

ignored the fact that Treacy
is a child that acted out like a
child after he was taunted and
teased about his brothers' sui-
cide. It was obvious from the
start that he is also a victim
and most importantly he is a
child too. On October 10, 2009,
months prior to the March 17,
2010 beating incident, Treacy
witnessed his brothers' body
hanging from a tree after com-
mitting suicide. According to
psychologists that evaluated

Treacy he was diagnosed as
suffering from Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder for which he
was never treated. May be if
children in this country had
easier access to mental health,
they would not have to attempt
murder to get notice, if that
was the intention in the first
Every year, Florida prosecu-
tors unnecessarily direct file
thousands of children (mostly
indigent, Black and Hispanic)
However, the trial of Treacy
is scheduled to begin in a few
months, January 2012, there-
fore, the state still has time
to reconsider its decision to
charge this young victim as an
adult. It is important for the
prosecutors to remember they
are dealing with two victims.
Treacy's injuries were just as
traumatic as those of his vic-
tim. The only difference his in-
juries were internal, therefore,
much more difficult to see.
Hopefully, the justice system
will attempt to address all the
victims in this case and don't
continue to victimize the vic-

The Miami Times continuously provides a voice for Blacks

Dear Editor,

Black Miamians can say with
pride that we have a Black-owned
and operated newspaper. The Mi-
ami Times, a weekly newspaper,
has been owned and operated by
one family for more than 88 years.
The Miami Times is still providing
news and recording history for the
future. Inside of the September

7-13, 2011 edition, an article of
housing story a flash from 1972,
led me to believe something drastic
happened or some theory was cre-
ated to silence the voice of tenants
and stop the movement that made
two major changes for better hous-
ing conditions for tenants and low-
income families in Florida. I am a
senior of today that believes chang-
es can be made and people working

together will make changes.
In 1952, D.A. Douglass, manager
of the Atlanta Life Insurance Com-
pany, made an appointment for me
to have an interview with The Mi-
ami Times. H.E. Sigismund Reeves,
founder of The Miami Times, pub-
lished the story. In 2010, HB1033
honored me for my work in Miami.
But my District Three County
Commissioner was unwilling to

Troy Davis's death reveals the darker side of i

Dear Editor, lem here is a systemic one. He
died because he was born Black,
On September 21st, a Black poor and poor the cards were
prisoner named Troy Davis died always stacked against him. Jim
by lethal injection in the dark Crow politics is alive and well.
state of Georgia. I don't believe This latest example of injustice
that his execution was racially was carried out without search-
motivated because the inept ing for all forms of evidence.
prosecution was backed by a What happened in Georgia is a
majority-Black jury. The prob- bad stain on the U.S. It takes

away hope from a people long
denied. But it is also a teachable
moment. We must make sure our
Black youth understand that
there are consequences for bad
decisions, bad company, bad
choices and that sometimes the
consequences are not equal to

present a resolution to the Board.
I am still in shock. Many leaders
seem to be caught up in getting re-
elected at any expense. But change
is coming. Thank you Miami Times
for being here as the voice of the
people. You have added more years
to my life.

Eufaula Frazier

the wrong-doing that was com-
mitted. Hearing Troy's last words
. . "I am innocent" tells me
that he made peace with himself
and is with God today.

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for oil drilling

By William E. Gibson

Chinese-built oil rig is slowly
heading across the ocean to-
ward Cuban waters, fueling
fears that offshore oil explo-
ration north of Havana could
jeopardize South Florida's frag-
ile ecosystem and lead to envi-
ronmental disaster.
The self-propelled Scarabeo
9 semi-submersible rig pow-
ered by eight 4.3-megawatt
thrusters left Singapore in
August and is sailing along the
African coast.
After some minor delays
along the way, its expected ar-
rival has been pushed back to
late December, according to
Jorge Pinon, a former BP oil
executive who met with Cuban
officials last week.
By early next year, the mam-
moth rig operated by Repsol, a
Spanish company under con-
tract with Cuba, will begin
drilling the first of three ex-
.ploratory wells about 90 miles
southwest of the Dry Tortugas.
The prospect of oil drilling
in the narrow Florida Straits
has raised alarms about the
chances of containing a spill if
one were to spew into the Gulf
Stream that rushes along the
Eastern Seaboard. The Scara-
beo 9 is an unanchored rig
somewhat similar to the Deep-

water Horizon, which exploded
and fouled much of the Gulf
Coast with millions of barrels
of crude oil in 2010.
Because of the U.S. embargo
of Cuba, those operating the
Repsol rig would not have ac-
cess to American blowout pre-
venters, aircraft and other
rescue equipment needed to
contain a spill, Pinon said.
"That whole bureaucratic
conflict between Cuba and
the United States would just
not make that available," said
Pinon, a former executive of
Amoco Oil, Shell Oil and BP
and now a research fellow at
Florida International Universi-
ty. "The oil would flow out, with
nothing to do about it."
Pinon, who advises officials
in both countries, is among
the American energy experts
and environmentalists who
are exploring ways to develop
safety standards and contin-
gency plans in case of disaster.
He will testify next week before
the Senate Energy and Natural
Resources Committee, which is
looking at whether the United
States is prepared to respond
to oil spills outside its waters.
He will urge U.S. officials to
reach out to Cuba to establish
an oil-spill emergency response
plan, backed by U.S. resourc-
es, much like one formed with


-Ryan Holloway/Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson (l-r); Magali Abad, chairwoman of the Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board
(HAAB); Maria Lazo, director, HAAB; Mark Smith, director, Zadok Gallery, the exhibit host; Lyse Cuellar, vice chair, HAAB; Jorge
Iglesias, member, HAAB; Abbie Cuellar, member, HAAB.

Hispanic Art Expressions

celebrates local talent and culture

Miami-Dade residents had the
opportunity to view stunning
local works of art at Hispanic
Art Expressions 2011. Miami-
Dade Vice Chairwoman Audrey
M. Edmonson and the Hispanic
Affairs Advisory Board hosted
the opening of the exhibit on
Saturday, Oct. 8th, at the ZAD-

OK Gallery, 2534 North Miami
Avenue, in Wynwood.
Over two dozen local resi-
dents' work were featured at
the gallery, all of them amateur
artists who represent a broad
scope of artistic styles and
Latin cultures. The event was
organized to not only highlight

their talent but to celebrate
Hispanic Heritage Month which
falls during the month of Octo-
ber. The artists were present at
the gallery to talk about their
"What better way to cel-
ebrate Hispanic heritage than
to showcase the wonderful tal-

.ent we have right here in Mi-
ami-Dade County?" said Vice
Chairwoman Edmonson. "This
special exhibit, allowed resi-
dents to see how local artists'
works have been influenced by
their heritage, and how His-
panic cultures have influenced
Miami as a whole."

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M.U.I-Miami visits The Miami Times
Muhammad University of Islam-Miami (M.U.I-Miami), located at 5600 NW 7th Avenue, took a
tour of The Miami Times on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Currently in the process of of starting their own
newspaper, M.U.I-Miami's students toured the 89-year-old award-winning Miami Times office to
see how a periodical is created. Founded in 2003, M.U.I-Miami currently has 40 students enrolled
in grades K-12.

West is top GOP fundraiser

The campaign for Republican
U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida
confirms that he has raised
nearly $2 million dollars for
his-re-election bid, dwarfing
his nearest Democratic rival by
more than double in the same
fundraising period.
"The people of the 22nd Con-
gressional District of Florida
along with Americans from
across the United States have
heard our message and support
a strong constitutional conser-
vative in the House of Repre-
sentatives," West said in a news
release about his $ 1.9 million

Black lawyers

On Thursday, Oct. 6th, the
Gwen S. Cherry Black Women
Lawyers Association (GSCB-
WLA) hosted its annual Domes-
tic Violence seminar/luncheon.
The speakers included: Judge
Don Cohn, Assistant State At-
torney Kehinele Ijaola, Ivonne
Cuesta, Esq. of the Miami-Dade
County Public Defenders Office,
Carmen Caldwell of the Miami-
Dade Police Department, Regina
Johnson of the State Attorney's
Office and Oscie Fryer of North
Dade Victim Center.
The seminar focused on the
increase in same-sex domestic
violence cases throughout Mi-


Recently, West's Democratic
opponents Lois Frankel and
Patrick Murphy announced
that they had raised a total of
$415,000 and $313,000 respec-
tively, according to a report by
George Bennett at the Palm
Beach Post.
West's campaign says that the
average contribution to the West
for Congress campaign during
the third quarter, was approxi-
mately $47 per donation, with
99.9 percent of contributions
coming from individual donors.
West has raised over $4 mil-
lion for his 2012 re-election

ami-Dade County, teen domes- Olanike Abedayo, president-
tic violence, and services avail- elect of GSCBWLA presided over
able for victims, the seminar.

By Alejandro Lazo
After months of a foreclosure
slowdown caused by investiga-
tions into improper practices, the
nation's home-repossession ma-
chinery is beginning to move again
- particularly in states such as
California where courts don't over-
see the process.
Tfie 'riumber of homes entering

the foreclosure process surged 19
percent in the third quarter com-
pared with the previous quarter in
states where foreclosures take place
largely outside of the courtroom,
according to RealtyTrac, an Irvine
information firm. These nonjudicial
states include California, Nevada,
Arizona, Oregon and Washington.
That increase was higher than in
the so-called judicial states, `which

include New York and Florida,
.where the number of homes enter-
ing foreclosure increased 9 per-
"[The banks] are generally work-
ing through more of these loans,
but the places where they can file
the most quickly are going to be
the nonjudicial states," said Celia
Chen, a housing economist with
Mooldy's Analytics.

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people money but de- it would be very easy
mand interest back. The for us to forget all the
prison store man, an in- monkey wrenches that
mate who has a locker the Republicans have
full of things for trading thrown into Obama's
and bartering purposes, agenda and shift all the
will loan items to other blame to him and his
inmates for a little extra fellow Democrats for our
back. Whether impris- HALL financial woes.
oned or free, there are those Instead; we should give our-
moments when one is hungry selves a boost in confidence
and has nothing to eat. But and raise our level of optimism
to seek help is in effect giving in order that we may began the
up our power to others. Some- healing process of an overall ill
times what one must endure economy. The humility of ac-
to get assistance is demeaning cumulated disappointments
and belittling. Judging by the and financial grief can all be
current condition of our nation, avoided if we somehow adopt

Underwear bomber

By Ed White
Associated Press

DETROIT A Nigerian man pleaded guilty
recently to trying to bring down a jetliner with
a bomb in his underwear, defiantly telling a
federal judge that he acted in retaliation for the
killing of Muslims worldwide and referring to
the failed explosive as a "blessed weapon."
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who acknowl-
edged working for al-Qaida and never denied
the allegations, entered the plea against his at-
torney's advice on the second day of his trial.
He stands to get a mandatory life sentence for
the 2009 attack that aimed to kill nearly 300
people on Christmas Day in the skies above
Abdulmutallab calmly answered the judge's
questions and read a political statement, warn-
ing that if the United States continues "to per-
sist and promote the blasphemy of Muhammad
and the prophets," it risks "a great calamity ...
through the hands of the mujahedeen soon."
"If you laugh at us now, we will laugh at you
later on the day of judgment," he said.
Abdulmutallab suggested more than a year
ago that he wanted to plead guilty but never
did. He dropped his four-person, publicly fi-
nanced defense team in favor of representing
himself with help from a prominent local law-
yer appointed by the court, Anthony Cham-
After the prosecution gave its opening state-
nre~tltast 'uesday. Chambers declined to give
one for the defense, preferring to save it for
later in the trial. Outside court, he said he had

-Illustration by JERRY LEMENU/Associated Press
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is depicted
with his lawyer, Anthony Chambers, who
advised against pleading guilty.
urged his client not to admit anything.
"We wanted to continue the trial, but we re-
spect his decision," Chambers said.
The Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight was just
moments away from landing when Abdulmu-
tallab tried to detonate the bomb in his pants.
It failed to go off, but his clothes caught fire,
and passengers jumped on him when they saw
smoke and flame.
The evidence wias stacked high.
The government says Abdulimutallab villing'-
ly explained the plot twice, first to U.S. border
officers who took him off the plane and then in

the thinking of doing for our-
selves what we have previously
expected others to do. As any
physician will tell you, medica-
tion can sometimes be effective,
but the survival rate for a posi-
tive thinking person suffering
from some physical ailment is
much higher than a sufferer
who has allowed themselves to
be overwhelmed with gloom.
Through irrigation of the
spirit, let's heal our unhealthy
ways of thinking and know
that the manifestation of our
thoughts will eventually lead
us to something new and better
in our lives.

leads guilty
more detail to FBI agents who interviewed him
at a hospital after he was treated for burns to
his groin.
There were also' photos of his scorched
shorts, video of Abdulmutallab explaining his
suicide mission before departing for the U.S..
and scores of passengers who could have been
called as eyewitnesses.
Attorney General Eric Holder said the plea
"removes any doubt that our courts are one
of the most effective tools we have to fight ter-
rorism," referring to a long-running debate
over whether suspects such as Abdulmutallab
should be tried in civilian or military court-
"We will let results, not rhetoric, guide our
actions," Holder said.
A woman who sat six rows in front of Ab-
dulmutallab on the plane, said the guilty plea
provided her with "relief."
"It was disheartening and sickening, how-
ever, to listen to Abdulmutallab explain why
he feels his actions were justified," Hebba Aref,
a Detroit-area native, wrote in an email to The
Associated Press.
"As a Muslim myself, I know that he has a
completely erroneous and distorted interpre-
tation of the Quran."
Abdulmutallab, the well-educated son of a
wealthy banker, told investigators he trained
in Yemen, which is home base for Al-Qaida in
the Arabian Peninsula. He said he targeted
a U.S.-bound flight at the urging of Anwar
al-Awlaki, airadical, American-born Muslim
cleric recently killed by the U.S. military in

Will convicted fire chief lose pension?

By D. Kevin McNeir

Former Miami Assistant Fire
Chief Veldora Arthur, 45, has
seen the highs and lows as a
city employee. As the city's first
Black firefighter, her pay had
reached close to $200,000 and
she had served as a role model
for other Blacks and women.
Now after being convicted of
three counts of conspiring to
commit mail fraud for her part
in a mortgage fraud scheme,

she faces 20 years in prison.
Her fate will not be decided
until December when she is
But according to her attor-
ney, Larry Handfield, Arthur,
who had worked for the De-
partment since 1986, is not in
danger of losing her pension,
as some publications have
"During the course of the
trial the judge did not allow
the defense to present its wit-
nesses witnesses that in-
cluded real estate experts and

Former Miami Assistant Fire Chief

Man pleads guilty to offering semen-tainted yogurt

The Associated Press

grocery store worker accused
of handing out a semen-taint-
ed yogurt sample at an Albu-
querque market pleaded guilty
Under terms of his plea
agreement, Anthony Garcia
admitted he tainted a sample
of the yogurt he was hand-
ing out at Sunflower Market
in January. He also admitted
putting some of his semen on

a plastic spoon that he placed
with the yogurt.
Garcia then approached a fe-
male customer and offered her
a sample.
"The criminal conduct to
which Anthony Garcia pleaded
guilty today is completely out-
rageous," U.S. Attorney Ken-
neth J. Gonzales said after
Garcia's appearance in federal
court. "No one should have
to endure this type of experi-
ence simply because she or he
accepts a food sample while

shopping for groceries."
Garcia, 32, pleaded guilty to
charges of adulterating food
and making false statements
to federal investigators.
The woman told police that
after tasting the sample, she
spit on the floor several times
and wiped her mouth on the
garment she was wearing to
get the taste out of her mouth.
Investigators collected sam-
ples of the woman's spit from
the floor and took the garment
she was wearing as evidence.


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handwriting experts," he said.
"It is pretty much a forgone
conclusion that on appeal, a
judge would certainly allow
the jury to hear from all of our
witnesses. With that, I am con-
fident that the case will be re-
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Like physicians we can all heal ourselves

By David Ovalle

Ninety Miami-Dade Police of-
ficers won't receive layoff notices
Monday, after all, as the police
union and county administra-
tors continue negotiating a new
contract this week.
Earlier this month, Miami-
Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez
insisted that if a cost-cutting
collective bargaining deal was
not reached, pink slips would go
out to 90 officers on Monday, to
be effective in early November.
On Sunday, he backed down, at
least for a few days.
"The layoff letters are not going
out on October 17th," a mayoral
spokeswoman said in an e-mail

to The Miami Herald. "Discus-
sions will continue at the next
bargaining session" on Tuesday.
The Miami-Dade Police Be-
nevolent Association, which
represents most officers in the
department, and the county will
resume negotiations Tuesday at
a public session at County Hall.
Scores of officers and police sup-
porters are expected to attend.
Gimenez, seeking to slash
$239 million from the coun-
ty's budget, has taken a tough
stance as the county negotiates
with several employee unions.
The most visible contract dis-
pute has been with the PBA,
which has never seen layoffs in
its history.

By Arthur Lee Hall, Jr.

At some point, everyone has
made a request for help and no
matter how many times we've
paid our debts or returned a
favor, we always seem to feel
uncomfortable with seeking
the assistance of others. We
would much rather be in a po-
sition where we could get what
we wanted without turning to
others. But sometimes one has
no choice.
In the prison economic sys-
tem, inmates barter for goods
in ways similar to those in
the outside world. Banks loan

Man charged with stealing from elementary school
A Miami man was taken to jail recently, accused of stealing computers from kids.
Police say James Fletcher, 54, broke into Toussaint L'ouverture Elementary
School on Northeast 59th Street on Monday, Oct. 10th. He's accused of taking four
computers worth about four thousand dollars.
Miami-Dade School police say surveillance video helped them track Fletcher
Police say a person who lives near the school picked Fletcher out of a photo
According a police report, Fletcher admitted to police he has a drug habit, but
couldn't remember whether he broke into the school or stole the computers.

Masked men burglarize tented homes
Several police agencies are searching for some gas mask-wearing thieves
who risked their lives by going into houses undergoing fumigation and stealing
Surveillance cameras were rolling in August inside a West Miami home that was
tented for fumigation against termites when men in gas masks broke in. Police
said they cut a hole in the tent to get inside, and they stole jewelry and electronics.
The theft occurred in the early-morning hours when it was still dark outside and
few people were awake.
Thieves committed a similar crime at another home in Miami-Dade County,
police said.
Police believe the thieves are in their late teens or early 20s and that they are
all working together.
Anyone with information is asked to call police.

School employee accused of stealing musical instruments
A Broward School District employee entrusted with keeping track of valuable
equipment is accused of violating that trust.
Rhonda Johnson is charged with stealing musical instruments from Rickards
Middle School, where she works, and pawning the items.
According to an arrest report, Johnson oversaw inventory of the musical
equipment at the school.
Investigators say Johnson stole seven Selmer clarinets and three Armstrong
flutes. Johnson told detectives she did not pawn the instruments. However,
investigators say her thumbprint and driver's license number were on the pawn
shop transaction form. In addition, detectives say a pawn shop employee identified
Johnson faces a total of five felony counts, including two counts of dealing in
stolen property, two counts of false ownership of pawned items and one count of
grand theft less than $5,000.
The Broward County School district said Johnson is on leave from her job.
The Broward Sheriff's Office and the School district's investigative unit continue
to investigate the case.

Three teens arrested for vandalizing school
SPolice have arrested three teenagers after they ransacked classrooms at a
South Florida school.
The incident occurred at the Linda Lentin K-8 Center in North Miami Beach
Three 14-year-old boys were seen on surveillance video roaming the halls and
laying ruin to several classrooms, the cafeteria and smashing windows.
Miami-Dade Schools Police Sergeant Ivan Silva said the teens cost the school
thousands of dollars in damages.
Police said two of the teens are current students at the school. The third teen
was a previous student and had been reassigned to an alternative school.
The assistant principal recognized all four teens in the surveillance video and
immediately called police.-Officers arrested the teens' and charged them with'
felony burglary and criminal mischief.

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Homestead names biggest park after FMU employee

FMU congratulates Roscoe Warren

Homestead residents re-
cently celebrated the grand
opening of Mayor Roscoe War-
ren Park. T he park, named
after former Mayor Roscoe
Warren, is located at 1400 E.
Palm Drive. It offers a variety
of fields for sports, pavilions,
a playground, and will soon

hold two dog parks. The park
is a milestone in Homestead's
Park Master Plan.
"I am so thrilled to see the
Homestead Parks Master
Plan become a reality. The
creation and completion of
a Parks Master Plan, which
had never been done in our

city," said Vice-Mayor Judy
Waldman, who chairs the
Parks and Recreations Com-
"I am so honored and proud
that my proposal to name
this park after my mentor,
friend and Homestead leader
Mayor Roscoe Warren was
supported by the Council."
Warren, a 31-year Florida

Memorial University (FMU)
employee, is the university's
Enrollment Management Di-
rector. FMU President Dr.
Henry Lewis III congratu-
lated Mayor Warren on the
"Mayor Warren is a highly
regarded employee, colleague
and community servant,"
Lewis said. "He represents

the virtues of leadership,
character, and service that
FMU was founded on."
Warren celebrated with res-
idents and reveled in the fes-
"I am extremely honored to
have this special dedication
bestowed upon me by the
people of Homestead," War-
ren said. "It reminds me of

the poem that states, 'Give
me my flowers now so I may
smell them all along, for I
would rather have a rose bud
from a true friend, then a
car load when I'm gone.' I am
so blessed that I am able to
smell my roses now from so
many friends. May God con-
tinue to bless the people of

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By Adam Nossiter

MONROVIA, Liberia Pedro
de Verona Rodrigues Pires, the
former president of Cape Verde,
the desertlike archipelago
about 300 miles off the coast of
West Africa, has won one of the
world's major prizes, the $5 mil-
lion Ibrahim Prize for Achieve-
ment in African Leadership.
The record of governing in Af-
rica has been poor enough late-
ly that the Mo Ibrahim Founda-
tion decided not to' award the
prize for the past two years. In
many African countries, lead-
ers have refused to leave office
after losing elections, tried to
alter constitutions to ensure
their continued tenure or gone
back on pledges not to run for
But recently the foundation
of Ibrahim, a Sudan-born tele-
communications mogul whose
goal is to promote good govern-
ment in Africa, announced it
had picked Pires of Cape Verde,
a sparsely populated former
Portuguese colony of 500,000
people, mostly of mixed Portu-
guese-African descent. The is-
lands are a perennial exception
to the many low rankings that
international organizations, in-
cluding Ibrahim's, give to na-
tions on the continent for hu-
man rights and governing.
Pires served two terms 10
years as president until step-
ping down last month. During
that period, the foundation not-
ed, Cape Verde became only the
second African nation to move
up from the United Nations'
"least developed" category.
The foundation says the prize
is given only to a democrati-
cally elected president who has
stayed "within the limits set by
the country's constitution, has
left office in the last three years
and has demonstrated excel-
lence in office."
Pires resisted suggestions
that his country's Constitution
could be changed to allow him
to run again, a further point in
his favor, the foundation said.
In addition to the $5 million
award paid over 10 years, the
winner receives $200,000 an-
nually for life thereafter.
"It is wonderful to see an Af-
rican leader who has served his
country from the time of colo-
nial rule through to multiparty
democracy, all the time retain-
ing the interests of his people
as his guiding principle," Ibra-
him said in a statement. "The
fact that Cape Verde with few
natural resources can become
a middle-income country is an
example not just to the conti-
nent but to the world."
Ibrahim publishes an index
scoring African countries on
how they govern, and this year
the index noted significant im-
provements in Liberia and Si-
erra Leone, while nonetheless
finding an "unchanged conti-
nental average" in "overall gov-
ernance quality."

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breast cancer were not as for-
Felicia Bowles, 39, was
walking for the second time
at the race in memory of her
mother, who died nearly sev-
en years ago. Although her
mother had heeded her doc-

tor's recommendation to get
yearly check-ups and mam-
mograms, she was diagnosed
with breast cancer in April
and had died by September.
Bowles has since become
very proactive and committed
to living a healthier lifestyle.
Besides her annual mammo-
grams she has lost 60 pounds.
But the biggest change came

when she founded a non-
profit organization, In Sync
with Pink four years ago. The
organization raises funds so
lowincome women in Miami.
can receive mammograms.
"I figured if someone who
has been getting regular
mammograms could have a
radical form of breast can-
cer and dies, then I can only

imagine the chances of sur-
vival for women who aren't
getting regular martimo-
grams are worse," she' ex-
"I know a lot of womer, are
susceptible to breast cancer
and a lot of women are uc-
cumbing to it at an alarming
rate," said David Spencer, a
member of the Miami gradu-

ate chapter of the fraternity,
Grove Phi Grove Social Fel-
lowship, Inc. Spencer remem-
bers when his mother was
...first diagnosed with breast
"You hear the word cancer
and you think "it's a death
sentence," he said.
Sadly, while his mother won
the battle against breast can-

cer after undergoing a mas-
tectomy, she later died from
ovarian cancer.
"My family learned a lot
while caring for my mother
about how to eat better and
live better so that one can
reduce the change of cancer
invading your body," he said.
"I changed my diet and quit

More youth join protest mov

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research and faculty and
professor of law for Florida
A&M University. "The Oc-
cupy Wall Street movement,
as far as I can tell, is about
corporate greed and I'm not
so sure that Black people
blame the condition of the
Black community on corpo-
rate greed."
Harrison Schultz, an Oc-
cupy Wall Street organizer,
said the demonstrations are
"I think that this is the be-
ginning of a revolution in this
country," he said. "The fact
that we don't have a coherent
set of goals is what the me-
dia has been blasting us the
most for. But the problems
this country is going through
are very complicated, so the
conversation that were are
having isn't simple, it's very
complicated as well."
The movement has even
gained media attention from
nationally-syndicated news
commentators like the Rever-
end Al Sharpton, 57, the host
of MSNBC's "Politics Nation."
"It's easy to dismiss move-
ments, it's easy to say I don't
understand the purpose or I
don't understand the point,"
he said. "The point is there
is a lot of discontent, even if
people don't know what the
formula is to make things
right, they do know things
are wrong."

-Miami Times photo D. Kevin McNeir
Diane Barker and Sandra Odusanya.

Two weeks ago rumors be-
gan to spread among the me-
dia that protests were being
planned in Atlanta and Miami
- two of the South's largest
cities. Atlantans still wait for
their chance to protest but
several Miami-based grass-
roots organizations have tak-
en the lead in criticizing city
politics, our country's finan-
cial businesses and the White
"We want to create a unified
message that says we need
more jobs, while urging people
to contact their legislators and
get people energized to vote,"
said Cedric McMinn, 33, a
member of Awake Miami.
Andy Mates, 45, president

of the South Florida AFL-CIO,
says protests are a good first
step but the effort can't end
"People are really angry and
they are making it known," he
said. "Movements like this will
bring greater public aware-
ness to what's going on. Policy
is not made on Wall Street -
it's made in Washington. The
Tea Party has been good at
this. The people that are dem-
onstrating need to know what
they really want to gain from
these protests."
Anthony Whitfield, an out-
reach worker at Our Desti-
nies LLC iri Liberty City, says
peaceful demonstrations like
this must be held until change
"The chants are good and

they get people excited but at
the end of all of this, we need
to see a new reality: more jobs,
more people getting tested for
HIV/AIDS and more people
voting," he said.
"The banks got bailed out .
. we got sold out," said com-
munity activist Badili Jones,
who also lead the crowd with
chants that included, "We are
the 99 percent."
Two students from Miami's
New World School of the Arts
had plenty to say.
"I'm very optimistic about
the future but I'm afraid too,
said Nile Harris, 16, a Black
male from Miami. "But I be-
lieve there is power in num-
bers. We have to remain com-
mitted until the end."
May Erlinger, 17, was born
in Germany, raised in Israel
before moving here with her
"I watched my parents pro-
test for things they believed
in," she said. "Living in a place
where we can all be free is
what this is about. Sometimes
you have to just take a stand.
Our time has come."
"It's great to see so many
young people and such di-
versity because it shows we
share similar concerns," said
Diane Barker and Sandra
Odusanya, two friends from
Carol City, 59- and 57-years-
old. "We have our careers -
it's our children and their
future that we worry about."
-D. Kevin McNeir contributed
to this article

Jackson Hospital stays open, at least for now

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JHS for two years and says
it's essentially bankrupt.
His conclusion is based on
the fact that a healthy pub-
lic hospital has about 160
days worth of cash-on-hand
- Jackson has about 10 per-
cent of that.
"Today, the days cash-on-
hand is approximately 16
days," O'Dell said. "We have
our normal allotment of ac-
counts payable and we are
getting caught up. Our fi-
nancial state is trending in a
positive direction."
When asked about reports
that JHS had been delin-
quent in paying its vendors,
O'Dell said he was unaware
of any formal communica-
tion that indicated payments
would be delayed.

While O'Dell says he was
unaware, the Miami-Dade
Office of the Inspector Gen-
eral has issued a report that
states JHS wrongfully gave
ventilatiqn and air condition-
ing work to a company that
didn't get permits to do the
work. In other reports, Jack-
son officials were quoted as
saying that they chose the
company after being unable
to persuade better-qualified
vendors to do the work. It
appears that JHS may have
owed some of these vendors.

O'Dell says there are a va-
riety of factors that impact
hospital performance in Mi-
ami-Dade vs. Broward com-
"We continue to look for the

best practices everywhere," he
said. "However, we're not get-
ting into detailed back and
forth comparison of Jackson
to hospitals in different com-
munities with different payer
But the differences between
the two systems and where
the bulk of their revenue
comes illustrates one of rea-
sons that JHS is facing such
a tough economic climb. At
JHS, only 23 percent of its
revenue comes from private
insurers, 11 percent from
Medicare and 34 percent from
Medicaid, the low-paying in-
surer of the poor. In com-
parison, Broward's Memorial
West gets 49.6 percent of its
revenue from private insur-
ers, 19.5 percent from Medi-
care and only 14.1 percent
from Medicaid.
James Taylor-Frank, 37,

of Broward County, believes
Jackson is lacking.
"I have been to Jackson
before,"he said. "From my
experience they are not up
to the standard of Broward's
medical services. I don't think
I am the only person that feels
this way either. Even though I
live in Broward I assure you I
am not biased."
Alicia Peters, 27, Liberty
City, said she too lacks confi-
dence in Jackson.
"I have heard all of the news
about how much better Bro-
ward hospitals are doing than
Dade," she said. "This is un-
acceptable. Jackson needs to
step up and do what ever is
necessary to adequately serve
the people of this community.
At this moment I do not have
faith in them and I don't en-
courage anyone I know to get
treated at that hospital."

Urban League asks Gimenez to investigate

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Weekend, which as we know
attracts mostly Blacks, it
seems that patrons of that
event are not welcome on the
Beach," Fair said. "Blacks
have no political value in this
City anymore. If we did, like

in the days when Blacks first
demanded that the Beach be
segregated, we would never
have anyone making such
statements. It's wrong for can-
didates to try to appease vot-
ers and entice them to vote for
them with this kind of race-
Weithorn continues to as-

sert that what she wrote was
not racist.
"I wanted to make this en-
tire event better so that the
entire community could be
happy," she said. "My com-
ments weren't racist; I'm sim-
ply trying to have a conversa-
tion. I didn't mean anything
racist about this. Clearly the

constituents of Miami Beach
are unhappy right now."
Suzie Trutie, spokesperson
for the county mayor, said that
Fair's letter had been received.
"We are now following up
with the County Attorney's
Office regarding the specified
ordinance and will respond
accordingly," she said.

Like slavery, prisons are money makers

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crime," but consider the
waste of human potential;
consider the fact that there
are more Black men in pris-
on than in college; and ask
what happens to our chil-
dren when both fathers and
now mothers are suddenly
removed from the home?
Data from The Pew Center on
the States, the U.S. Bureau
of Justice Statistics and the
Washington, D.C.-based The
Sentencing Project all. point
to the same conclusion: with
two million men, women and
youth in jail and with racial
disparities state-by-state in
the incarceration of Blacks
and Hispanics, something
is wrong with our system of

Desmond Meade, 44, pres-
ident of the Florida Rights
Restoration Coalition, knows
the challenges that come
from being a former inmate.
He was sentenced to 15 years
in a Florida state prison and
was released three years lat-
er in 2004 after appeal. Af-
ter being homeless and over-
coming substance abuse,
he is now a law student at
Florida International Uni-
versity's College of Law and
an advocate for the incarcer-
ated and youth who he says
are being "criminalized at a
young age."
"When close to 90 per-
cent of the male inmates in
Miami-Dade County jails
are Black and Hispanic, it's
easy to see that there is an
attack on all minorities," he
said. "But it isn't surpris-
ing in light of the conditions
that this country has cre-
ated that enhance the pos-
sibility of Black men and
adolescents' interaction with
law enforcement and their
subsequent funneling into
the criminal justice system.
Florida spends $18,000 to
$20,000 per inmate but only
$3,500 per student it's
clear where the priorities lie.
It's done under the guise of
being tough on crime but
the truth is what we have is
a perfect storm type of envi-
ronment that increases both

the drop out and incarcera-
tion rates for young, Black
Michelle Alexander, an
Ohio State professor of law,
is the author of "The New
Jim Crow: Mass Incarcera-
tion in the Age of Colorblind-
ness." She posits that prison
has become the latest form
of economic and social dis-
enfranchisement for young
people of color, particularly
Black men.
"If crime rates have fluc-
tuated and are now at his-
torical, lows, why have rates
of incarcerated men of color
skyrocketed over the past 30
years? Most of the increase
is due to the War on Drugs,
a war waged almost exclu-
sively in poor communities
of.color. More Black men are
in prison or jail, on probation
or parole than were enslaved
in 1850 before the Civil War
She points to other conse-
quences that come with be-
ing a former felon.
"Once labeled a felon, you
face all forms of discrimi-
nation that once applied to
Blacks during the Jim Crow
era," she said. "You may
be denied the right to vote,
you're automatically exclud-
ed from juries and you're le-
gally discriminated against
in employment, housing, ac-
cess to education and public
benefits -- you're relegated to
a second-class status much
like your parents or grand-
parents may have been."
T. Willard Fair, president
and CEO, Urban League of
Greater Miami, says Black
men in America are clearly
seen as "disposable."
"When you look at the num-
ber of Black men that are not
completing high school and
then unable to make money,
it isn't surprising that they
often turn to crime," he said.
"We could offer them better
opportunities but no one is
on the watch anymore. The
powerful Black organiza-
tions that are supposed to
concerned about the condi-
tions of our people from
AKAs and Elks to the NAACP
and the Urban League are
focusing on less important
things. Meanwhile, our peo-
ple are being treated as per-
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King statue dedication draws thousands

By Melanie Eversley

WASHINGTON Although it was de-
cades in the making, the dedication Sun -
day of the $120 million memorial to Mar-
tin Luther King Jr. prompted only a few
tears and cracking voices.
Mostly, those who knew the Baptist
minister and other activists
were jubilant at the event
Son the National Mall,
which they said should
be a catalyst for Ameri-
cans to address the is-
sues that drove King.
Many speakers took
S note of the "Occupy
S Wall Street" movement
and called for a better re-
Ssponse to Americans' need
for jobs and better health
care. Their calls prompted erup-
tions of applause from the tens of
thousands who came to formally
welcome the granite statue of King
, and surrounding walls with quota-
tions from his speeches.
King confidant and former Unit-
ed Nations ambassador Andrew
Young accused the banking indus-
try of "not using their minds" but
rather "their greedy behinds." He
made reference to the "Mountain of
Despair" and "Stone of Hope," two

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Sunday's King memorial dedication.
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Standing beneath an image of his
father, Martin Luther King, III, speaks
at the dedication of the Martin Luther
King, Jr. Memorial, in Washington Sun-
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mance with U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama
Harry Johnson, president and CEO of the MLK National Memorial Pro
Fund (I) as they attend the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr.
morial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, October 16th.

that's ll alive in America, and it was de-
fined bithe dream then,'but it's also still
being defined Young said. "God knows
-here's' 'Mountain of Despair,' and we
have toiew out of that 'Mountain of De-
spa-' a 'Stone of Hope.' That's the
me age that the nation needs now."
"'is is a great movement moment
in tis country," said NAACP Presi-
deniBenjamin Jealous, "a moment
whet we are fighting to ensure that
all o us have access to a job, all of
us lve access to justice, and that
all people, regardless of where they
were orn, are treated with human
dignity '
Kin s daughter, the Rev. Bernice
King,aid, "I'm hoping that when
people leave here that they will be
reinviprated to make a certain ad-
justmpt so we can move our society
towar4that beloved community" of
'for- whichSing spoke "and we can move
and these ills of divisiveness."
ject Presient Obama, in a prodding
Me- tone life the one he used at a Con-
gressioal Black Caucus dinner last
month,i reminded the crowd that
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King did not quit when the Civil Rights
Act and Voting Rights Act did not end
poverty and discrimination.
"Dr. King ... didn't say, 'This is too
hard,'" Obama said. "Instead, he said
let's take those victories and broaden our
mission to achieve not just civil and po-
litical equality but also economic justice.
Let's fight for a living wage and better
schools and jobs for all who are willing
to work. In other words, when met with
hardship, when confronting disappoint-
ment, Dr. King refused to accept what he
called the 'isness' of today. He kept push-
ing towards the 'oughtness' of tomorrow."
Martin Luther King III said afterward
that Obama's tone was fitting. "The presi-
dent ... provided the framework for the
tone that I believe America needs," he
The dedication, under clear skies and
in balmy temperatures, was supposed to
have been on Aug. 28, the anniversary
of the 1963 March on Washington and
King's "I Have a Dream" speech. After an
earthquake evicted one pre-dedication
event from the damaged Washington Na-
tional Cathedral, and when Hurricane
Irene escalated to a Category 4, organiz-
ers opted to postpone.
Disappointment was heavy that week,
but not this weekend.
"This reminds me of the March on
Washington 40 years ago," said Demo-
cratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, a dis-
ciple of King and the only surviving key
organizer of that 1963 march. "It's almost
like a holy day."
Businessman Norman Parrish, 42,
drove from New Jersey with his wife and
7-month-old daughter. He is a member of
King's fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, which
first proposed the memorial.
"Not only are we honoring a person,
our brother, but the struggle and accom-
plishments for the movement he symbol-
izes," he said. "It's really about the jour-
ney for African Americans."
Christine King Farris, King's 84-year-
old sister, "I stand before you today as
a person who knew Martin Luther King
Jr. longer than anyone now alive. He was
my little brother, and I watched him grow
and develop into a man who was destined
for a special kind of greatness. ... Let his
wonderful day mark another step toward
the fulfillment of the dream."

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More ministries are using the theatrical tech-
nique of mime to express themselves and to
praise the glory of God.

Putting the gospel into motion

By Kaila Heard
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In the past, in many faith communities
dancing or movement was considered at
best, something to be left in the secular
world or at worst an actual expression

of empty pagan rituals. But today, more
churches are reclaiming dancing as an
expression of a celebration of their faith
and another way to praise their Lord.
There has been an evolution of how the
body can be used to worship God one
example is mime ministry. Miming has

long been a theatrical technique used to
display an idea or mood with large, exag-
gerated movements. When worshippers
use this method for their ministry, the re-
sult is a dramatic, visual interpretation of
gospel music that expresses the heights
of joy or the depths of despair.

T. Eileen Martin-Major founded Ebene-
zer United Methodist Church's mime min-
istry, M.A.S.K. IMimes Anointed to Serve
the King) for youth and young adults, 11
years ago.
"I wanted to create an outlet for boys
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Faith is reason for

teens' abstinence

By Erin Roach

The most frequent reason teenag-
ers give for abstaining from sex is that
the behavior is against their religion or
morals, according to a study released
by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention on Oct. 12.
Among the 57 percent of girls and 58
percent of boys 'ages 15-19 who said
they had never had sex, 41 percent
of girls and 31 percent of boys chose
"against religion or morals'.'as their
main reason for not having had sex.
Teenagers were least likely to choose
"don't want to get a sexually transmit-

ted disease" as the reason for not hav-
ing had sex, the CDC said.
"Adults have to decide whether
teenagers are like barnyard
animals, incapable of moral
," decision-making and at the
mercy of primal urges,'
Richard Ross, cofounder
of the True Love.Waits
S* abstinence movement,
said. "Adults who tend
to believe that assume
all we can do is try to
prevent some of the
consequences of their
amoral behavior."
The response choic-
es for the in-person
interviews of more
than 4,600 teenagers
were: "against religloh o0f'morals." "don't
want to get pregnant/ge' a female
pregnant," "don't want tb get a sexually
transmitted disease," "haven't found the
right person yet," "in a relationship, but
waiting for the right time" and "other."
Researchers also fourdd that the rate
of teenagers having sexhas declined
slightly from the last report, which
was released in 2002. But the report
said that from 1988 to 2006-2010, the
percentage of sexually experienced teen
females declined significantly, from 51
percent to 43 percent.
If teenagers had beei raised by both

parents, the study found, they were
less likely to have sex. For example,
35 percent of girls who lived with both
parents were sexually experienced,
compared with 54 percent among those
who lived in any other parental ar-
The bad news, though, is that STD
rates for teens continue to increase
alongside the increase in condom use,
the NAEA said in a statement.
'While teens comprise only 25 percent
of the population, they bear the burden
of 50 percent of all new cases of STDs.. .
Notably, girls ages 15-19 have the high-
est rates of Chlamydia,' the group said.
"This troubling statistic overlaps the
timeframe when most teens receive sex
education instruction."
Valerie Huber, executive director of Ij
the National Abstinence Education A& l
sociation, said more teenagers are wait-
ing to have sex, but those who aren't
are not as protected as they think they
"We must ask if our teens are getting
incomplete information regarding what
will keep them truly 'safe,'" she said.
"If condom use is increasing among "''
teens and yet STD rates continue to
rise, teens may be taking sexual risks
because they have been taught that
condoms offer adequate protection from
the possible consequences of teen sex,
when such is obviously not the case."

Role Model Student of the Month, Reginald Stuart stand
with Role Model Mentor Mike Dee, CEO of the Miami Dol-
phins and SunLife Stadium.

First Role Model of the school year

Reginald Stuart, an 8th grad-
er at Allapattah Middle School
has the distinct honor of being
the first Role Model Student of
the Month for the 2011-2012
school year. Stuart is an out-
standing Role Model student
leader. He has been a member
of his school's club for three
years and currently serves as
vice president. Reginald is also
an active member of the Chest

Club and Future Business
Leaders of America.
In recognition of Reginald's
leadership skills and school
participation, Reginald was
honored as the Miami Dol-
phins' Student of the Game
on September 12th. The 5000
Role Models of Excellence Proj-
ect salutes Reginald Stuart, an
outstanding student leader and
Role Model.

Now centers baby-sit kids with minor illnesses
Now centers baby-sit kids with minor illnesses

By Bob LeMendola

With flu season looming,
South Florida parents fearful
about job security are increas-
ingly turning to a handful of
day care services that watch
their sick kids.
The services including one
in a hospital accept children
with sore throats, sniffles,
earaches and other minor bugs
who normally would be turned
away or sent home from day
care. Parents can drop off the
child rather than stay home
and lose a day or more in pay
- or risk ticking off the boss.
Memorial Pembroke, part of
the tax-assisted South Bro-
ward Hospital District, has run
its Sick Child Daycare for 15
years. Most parents who use it
are hospital employees, but it's
open to the public, and traffic
has been climbing in the past
few years.
The day care takes sick
children six-months-old to age
12, except those with highly
contagious or potentially seri-
ous infections such as chicken
pox, said Judy Frum, the
hospital's assistant adminstra-

tor. Nurses, doctors and the
emergency room are a short
walk away, although no child
has ever become sick enough
to need them, she said.
Staffers can give the children
medicines brought in by the
parents but don't prescribe
new ones, Frum said. They call
parents at least once during
the day with updates ogn how
their.children are doing.
The unit sees as few as two
children a day and up to a
dozen, with two extra-trained
staffers, Frum said. Traffic
typically starts to go up at this '
time of year, when colds and
flu start circulating more often.
Industry officials know of no
other South Florida hospital
with sick-child service.
Two or three day care cen-
ters in Palm Beach County
offer it, according to the Palm
Beach County Health Depart-
ment, which licenses them.
None do in Broward County,
said Willie Cameron, county
manager, of child-care licens-
Day care centers have shied
away from sick-child service
because of the cost of meeting

state rules that require them
to hire extra staffers and to
upgrade restrooms and other
facilities, Cameron said.
Florence Fuller Child Devel-
opment Centers, in and near

Boca Raton, started the service
for the lower-income families it
serves and is asking local busi-
nesses to subsidize the care
for their hourly workers, Chief
Executive Douglas Paton said.

"They are so worried about
taking a day off that some-
times they leave an older
sibling at home to take care of
the sick child," Paton said. "Or
they leave them home alone ...

So it affects the whole family."
Memorial officials said they
knew of a woman fired from
a job because she missed too
many days caring for a sick
Statewide, a half-dozen hos-
pitals in the Tampa Bay area
run sick-child day care units,
and as do an estimated 250
hospitals a~dapi.vatOly., owned
clinics nationally, said Jac-
queline Stewart, an Alabama
pediatrician who is president
of the National Association of
Sick Child Daycare.
Sick child day care centers
in South Florida:
Memorial Hospital Pem-
broke, 7800 Sheridan St. Pem-
broke Pines. 954-883-8434.
$35 per day.
A+ Kidz Academy, 4800 23rd
St. North, West Palm Beach.
561-684-1123. $28 to $37 per
Florence Fuller Child Devel-
opment Center, 200 NE 14th
St., Boca Raton, and 10130
185th St. South, west of Boca
Raton. 561-391-7274. Rates
are on a sliding scale based on
income and child's age, start-
ing at $12 to $21 a day.

Pressure to eat creates picky eaters

By Maureen Salamon

You can lead a child to broc-
coli, but you can't make him
eat it, the old saying goes. Oh,
it doesn't? In any case, a new
study suggests this is the real-
ity for parents those who
pressure their kids to chow
down produce youngsters who
are more likely to be picky eat-
The answers given by 104
mothers of children ages three
through six to questions about
their kids' behaviors showed
that urging them to eat sig-
nificantly raised the chances
the kids would dig in their
heels and refuse. The study
also found that food avoidance
was more common in children
of certain emotional tem-
peraments, as well as those of
parents who use food to shape
behavior and don't encourage a
varied, balanced diet.
"Healthy children are born
able to regulate their hun-
ger and fullness," said study
author Claire Farrow, a senior
psychology lecturer at Lough-


borough University in Leices-
tershire, England.
"These findings support other
research which has shown that
if parents or caregivers over-
ride their children's signals
of hunger and fullness as
in pressuring the child to eat
when not hungry then often
children struggle to regulate
their appetite appropriately
in the future," Farrow told My-
And for kids who are al-
ready fussy eaters, "the use
of pressure to eat can exacer-
bate problems and conflict at


mealtimes," she said.

But isn't a certain amount
of persuasion necessary, when
it comes to broccoli or other
nutritious foods? Farrow said
it depends on whether the
goal is to get kids to simply
eat more or to try a new food.
"If the aim is to get the child
to eat more food because the
parent wants the child to,
then this has shown to be
counterproductive. Children
should be allowed to stop eat-
ing when they are full if they

are to be able to regulate their
appetites appropriately," she
"However, if the aim is to
get the child to try a new food
that they do not want to, then
some recent research has
shown that gentle encourage-
ment and positive reward for
trying new foods can be a suc-
cessful strategy," Farrow said.

Parents should offer a range
of nutritious foods at meal-
times and snacks, and then
sit back and let their children
take the lead, said Dr. Anne
Eglash, a clinical professor of
family medicine at the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin School of
Medicine and Public Health.
"My personal feeling is that,
yeah, we want our kids to eat
broccoli, but how are they to
eat broccoli when ... crackers
are on the table?" Eglash said.
"If you take away those (less
nutritious) choices and have
only healthy foods there, kids
will choose that."

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Mt. Hermon A.M.E.
Church is seeking singers
for their Community Choir to
perform at their 9th Annual
HIV/AIDS Benefit Concert on
Dec. 10. All interested indi-
viduals should come to the re-
hearsal on October 24 at 6:30
pm. 305-621-5067, 786-587-

Speaking Hands is col-
lectiiig nations of uncooked,
food items, money or gift cer-
tificates until Nov. 11 and
cooked items until Nov. 19 at
9 a.m. for their Thanksgiving
Dinner Food Drive Benefitting
Deaf Families. 954-792-7273.

Breakthrough Interna-
tional Christian Center cel-
ebrates their Bishop & Pastors
Appreciation Services on Octo-
ber 19-21. 786-521-0883.

Rock of Ages Mission-
ary Baptist Church invites
everyone to their 50th Church
Anniversary Celebration, Oc-
tober 21-23. Services are at 7
p.m. on Oct. 21 and 3 p.m. on
Oct. 23. Ruby P. White, 305

New Beginning Church
of Deliverance welcomes ev-
eryone to a movie night on Oct.
21 at 6 p.m. 786-398-7074.

New Christ Tabernacle Mis-
sionary Baptist Church invites
the community to their Pre-
Anniversary Service on Oct.,23
at 3:30 p.m. at Soul Savings
Missionary Baptist Church.

Emmanuel Missionary
Baptist Church welcomes the
community to their Family
and Friends Worship Service
every Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and
11 a.m. 305-696-6545.

Freewill Christian Cen-
ter of Miami is hosting Pastor
Appreciation Services Oct. 26
- 28, 7 p.m. nightly and Oct.
30 at 11 a.m. 354-851-, 954-

Glendale Baptist Church
of Brownsville invites every-
one to morning worship every
Sunday at 11:00 am and Bi-
ble Study every Wednesday at
7:00 pm. 305-638-0857.

Set Free Ministries
through Jesus Christ of the
Apostolic Faith Church,
Inc. will be starting a New
Bereavement Support Group
beginning on the 2nd and 4th
Wednesday of each month
from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. 786-488-

M Running for Jesus Youth
SMinistry invites everyone to
a Birthday Gospel Praise Cel-
ebration on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.
954-213-4332. 305-621-6261.

Macedonia Missionary
Baptist Church is celebrating
their 116th Anniversary with
services on Oct. 23 at 7:30
a.m. and 11 a.m. 305-445-

New Life Family Worship
Center is hosting a Women's
Conference, When An Un-
saved Woman is Watching the
Life of a Saved Woman,' Nov.
18 at 7 p.m. and a Breakfast
Brunch on Nov. 19 at 10 a.m.
For tickets, call 305-623-0054.

Lifeline Outreach Minis-
tries invites everyone to their
roundtable to discuss the
Bible every Saturday, 6 p.m.

Mt. Claire Holiness
Church celebrates their Pas-
tor's 37th Anniversary with
special services in the evening
all this week. 786-287-3235.

Emmanuel Missionary
Baptist Church invites friends
and family to their Sunday
worship services at 7:30 a.m.
and 11 a.m. 305-696-6545.

New Mt. Sinai Missionary
Baptist Church welcomes the
community to their Sunday Bi-

ble School Classes at 9:30 a.m.
and Worship Service at 11 a.m.
786-326-1078, 305-635-4100.

Faith Cathedral Out-
reach and Deliverance Min-
istry, Inc. invites the com-
munity to participate in their
Outreach Ministries and Re-
vival Services.

Join Believers Faith
Breakthrough Ministries
Int'l every Friday at 7:30 p.m.
for Prophetic Breakthrough
Services. 561-929-1518, 954

All That God Is Interna-
tional Outreach Centers is
sponsoring an Open Mic Night
every Friday at 7:30 p.m. For
location details and more in-
formation, 786-255-1509 or

The Women's Depart-
ment of A Mission With A
New Beginning Church spon-
sors a Community Feeding
every second Saturday of the
month, from 10 a.m. until all
the food has been given out.
For location and additional.del
tails, call 786-371-3779.

New Mt. Sinai Mission-
ary Baptist Church welcomes
the community to their Sun-
day Bible School classes at
9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Worship
Service. 305-635-4100, 786-

'Greed' the last taboo for preachers

Bishop Harry Jackson is a
former college middle line-
backer who can still hit hard.
He once described same-sex
marriage as a satanic plot to
destroy the family, called on
Republicans to get "political
Viagra" and said Blacks need-
ed to abandon what he called
the Gospel of Victimization.
Jackson is not shy about
stirring up controversy, but
he stops short when it comes
to preaching about greed. The
Maryland bishop said he en-
courages his congregation to
.get through the Great, Reces-
sion by saving and sharing.
But he doesn't want to alien-
ate well-off members by talk-
ing about what's behind the
nation's economic woes.
"I've got to watch it," said
Jackson, pastor at Hope
Christian Church in Belts-
ville, Maryland. "I could get
into some big teaching on
greed, but the reality is that a
lot of that teaching may wind
up creating anti-economic-
growth and anti-capitalism
concepts (in people's minds).
... I always talk about person-
al responsibility so we don't
get into the blame game."
The Great Recession is

The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. spent the last three years
of his life focusing on poverty. Will today's pastors follow in

his footsteps?
more than an economic
crisis. It has become a spiri-

tual dilemma for some of the
nation's pastors and their

parishioners, religious leaders
Three years after an implo-
sion of the nation's financial
system helped push the coun-
try into its worst economic
nosedive since the Great
Depression, pastors are still
trying to figure out how to ad-
dress people's fears from the
But first they have to deal
with their own fears, some
pastors and scholars say.
Though millions of Ameri-
cans are angry over the
economy, little moral outrageg
seems to be coming from the
nation's pulpit, they say. Too
many pastors opt for offer-
ing pulpit platitudes because
they are afraid parishioners
will stop giving money if they
hear teachings against greed,
said the Rev. Robin R. Mey-
ers, senior minister of May-
flower Congregational United
Church of Christ in Oklahoma
"Money is the last taboo in
church. It's much easier to
talk about sex than money,"
said Meyers, who wrote about
greed and the other seven
deadly sins in his book, "The
Virtue in the Vice."

McRae's focus on issues of youth and family

cotninued from 12B

creates for other things," said
McRae, who is a married father
of four children.
It was not until a devastating
car accident- and subsequent
lawsuits forced him to sell his
business in 2001 that McRae
was able to address the imbal-
ance in his life. The financial
strain caused him and his wife
to separate and McRae moved to
New York. He continued to work
as a hairstylist to maintain his
financial well-being, but this
time he carved out time for his
spiritual health as well.
"[Hairstyling] is still a part of

my life but now it's in the right
perspective," he said.
Later, he and his wife rec-
onciled and McRae returned
to South Florida in 2004. He
shares his knowledge of the
business with students at Mi-
ami Northwestern Senior High
School where he teaches cours-
es in cosmetology. Interacting
with his students, McRae says
he realized that there was a
greater need for service in the
community. In 2010, he found-
ed the Abundant Living Minis-
tries. The church initially be-
gan with a focus on providing
help and healing to the youth of
the community.
"There are so many bro-

ken families in Liberty City,"
he said. "We have very young
mothers who are almost chil-
dren themselves and there are
problems with alcohol and drug
Within the past year, the
church has hosted a health
fair, a book bag give away and a
beautification program at Hol-
mes Elementary School where
worship services are held. The
church currently has an esti-
mated 60 members. The attrac-
tion for members is not surpris-
ing to McRae.
"When the person you're
dealing with finds that there is
genuine concern it brings about
authentic reception," he said.

The Abundant Living Minis-
tries' pastor has learned that
any solution for the communi-
ty must reach beyond its chil-
"Sending a healed child back
to an infected family environ-
ment is pointless," he said.
"The whole family must be
During the month of Novem-
ber, the church will hold a con-
ference on families. Services
are held on Sundays at Holmes
Elementary School, 1175 NW
67th Street in Miami. Christian
education classes start at 9
a.m. and worship services at 11
a.m. For more information, call

Montgomery: Miming allows boys to be creative

GOSPEL Mimes, Actors, Pierrots and and men. themselves with their hands."
continued from 12B Clowns," in the Old Testa- "A few guys who I've talked to

and girls to be able to express
through song and dance and
to interpret theatrically how
they feel about God," she said.
At the time, Martin-Major
had only seen a few others
using miming in worship.
M.A.S.K. has had up to 16 ac-
tive members but now has four
members on its rosters. They
share their gifts every fourth
With its growing acceptance,
more people are revisiting
Bible verses to help provide
greater legitimacy. According
to "From the Greek Mimes to
Marcel Marceau and Beyond:

ment Ezekiel had to use meth-
ods such as illustrations and
bodily demonstrations to help
explain the message of God's
judgement on Israel.
In addition to the exaggerat-
ed hand and arm movements,
many mimers have taken to
painting their faces and wear-
ing white gloves.
Lovester Montgomery, a
24-year-old who has direct-
ed and taught several mime
groups in South Florida in-
cluding Mt. Carmel Mission-
ary Baptist Church's Sons of
Levi, believes that the cos-
tumes are part of the dance's
appeal, particularly for boys

say that they like the make-up
because it allows them to tap
into their other side that is of-
ten hidden -it becomes a free-
dom thing for them," he said.
Annie Starks, 68, the cur-
rent overseer of Mt. Carmel
MBC's all-male mime ministry,
the Sons of Levi, has also seen
the appeal of the mime minis-
"Our senior citizen members
really, really enjoy our boys'
mime ministry even more than
the girls praise dancing," she
said. "I think it's because of
its style since they tend to use
music with a slower tempo
and they are really expressing

Martin-Major says she
thinks mime will continue to
grow in popularity.
"I just think that if God is in
the plan then there is no tell-
ing how far it will go," she said.
Montgomery, who recently
founded the Unspoken Dance
Company, also sees the poten-
tial for growth and expansion
in the future.
"Mime ministry is going to
go to a totally different level
because miming can incorpo-
rate so many different styles
of dance like hip-hop and even

The Heart of the City
Ministries invites everyone to
morning worship every Sun-
day at 9 a.m. 305-754-1462.

New Life Family Worship
Center welcomes everyone to
their Wednesday Bible Study
at 7 p.m. 305-623-0054.

1 Christian Cathedral
Church presents their Morn-
ing Glory service that in-
cludes senior citizen activities
and brunch every Friday at
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 305-652-

Lighthouse Holy Ghost
Center, Inc. invites everyone
to their Intercession Prayer
Service on Saturdays at 10
a.m. 305-640-5837.

The Faith Church, Inc.
invites you to their service on
Sunday at 11 a.m. and their
MIA outreach service that
provides free hot meals, dry
goods and clothes. Visit www.
faithchurch4you.com or call

Redemption Missionary
Baptist Church has moved
but still holds a Fish Dinner
every Friday and Saturday
and Introduction Computer
Classes every Tuesday and
Thursday at 11 a.m. and 4.
p.m. Reverend Willie McCrae,
305-770-7064 or Mother An-
nie Chapman, 786-312-4260.

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as well

There is no other way to address
the changing ecclesial landscape
or challenges facing churches to-
day than a shared hope grounded
in Christ, the moderator of the
World Council of Churches (WCC)
Some 300 Christian leaders
from across the denominations
and traditions were in Manado,
Indonesia, for the second Global
Christian Forum (GCF).
Addressing the gathering, WCC
moderator the Rev Dr. Walter Alt-
mann said the shared hope of
Christians 'must manifest itself
in the relationships we nurture
and the community that we build
across traditions".
The GCF was inaugurated in
Kenya in 2008 to forge new dia-
logue and relational encounters
between churches and organiza-
tions where these have not tradi-
tionally existed.
The forum brings together rep-
resentatives of various Christan
traditions, including the WCC,
the World Evangelical Alliance
and the Pontifical Council for Pro-
moting Christian Unity.
This meeting of the GCF has
been organized by the churches
in Indonesia and in particular the
Communion of Churches in Indo-
Delegates were welcomed to the
country during a reception hosted
by the governor of North Sulawesi
province, Dr S.H. Sarundayang.
The first day of the meeting was
spent reviewing the history of the
GCF, its strengths, and the po-
tential of encounter and dialogue
for transformation.
An important part of the GCF
is time given over to small group
meetings allowing delegates to
share their faith journeys with
one another.

Obama supports fatherhood

FUNDING .. their-program- would be-chosen
continued from 12B to receive a grant. Even though
they weren't, Holly Zwerling,
marriage and help families president and CEO of the Task
move toward self-sufficiency Force, says they will keep plug-
and economic stability," said going away.
George Sheldon, the acting as- "We want to make a film
sistant secretary for children about fatherhood and we want
and families for the Depart- to go out into the community
ment of Health and Human and interview fathers," she
Services. said.
The grants were divided The $119 million in grant
among community-based pro- awards were a portion of the
grams and institutions that $150-million fund to promote
support the goals of the Re- healthy marriages and respon-
sponsible Fatherhood Program sible fatherhood. The remain-
and the Healthy Marriage Pro- ing monies will be used for
gram. additional activities such as
The South Florida Task Force research and a responsible fa-
for Fatherhood, Inc., had hoped therhood clearinghouse.

'Joy Night' offers carnival rides

continued from 12B

used to be," said Marian Gon-
zalez, a spokesperson for RW-
CCI's senior pastor, Rev. Ed
Their alternative became
known as Joy Night, where
youth and adults can enjoy ac-
tivities on the grounds of a safe
sanctuary such.as face paint-
ing, live performances and ven-
dors selling a variety of foods.
"It's a safe alternative for Hal-
loween and over 3,000 people
have come to Joy Night in the
past," said Yirel Brinson, the
church's administrator.
This year, Joy Night will pro-
vide mechanical carnival rides,
bungee jumping, rock climb-
ing, obstacle courses and a
mini Battle of the Bands fea-
turing the marching bands

from Blanche Ely and Dillard
High Schools, according to
Although the church does
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By Sarah Pulliam Bailey

President Obama formally
extended his ear to evangeli-
cals ahead of the 2012 election,
meeting with top leaders of the
National Association of Evan-
gelicals in the White House for
about 30 minutes on Wednes-
day, Oct. 12th.
International religious free-
dom was a top priority for the
group as they thanked Obama
for condemning the charges
against Youcef Nadarkhani, an
Iranian pastor facing execution
for his conversion to Christian-
The group also discussed
immigration reform and tricky
legal questions surrounding
whether religious organizations
can hire based on religious
beliefs while receiving federal
funds, he said.
Discussions included the
concern for budget cuts, in-
cluding proposed reductions
in funding for overseas devel-
opment, and Obama referred
to his desire for further job
One participant in the meet-
ing said Obama and NAE lead-
ers acknowledged a "respectful
disagreement" over same-sex
marriage, and NAE officials ad-
vocated for the right of military
chaplains to voice their opposi-
tion to homosexuality following

"The president is in a totally different place in Congress
and the economy, so it's hard to compare the two administra-

the repeal of the Don't Ask/
Don't Tell policy.
The NAE, which represents
40 denominations across some
45,000 local churches, ex-
tends a request to meet with
the president each year, NAE
president Leith Anderson said.
This is the first time Obama
has accepted.
"Evangelicals have had good
access to the Obama White
House, at least that's my
experience. He clearly knows
where we disagree on issues
like marriage and abortion and
he acknowledged that we have

Catholic bishops in

, David Gibson tion in the Catholic bishops'
increasingly tense and public
U.S. Catholic bishops, con- battle with President Obama

cerned about Obama admin-
istration policies on birth con-
trol and gay rights that they
say see as an unprecedented
"assault" on the rights of faith
groups, have established a
watchdog panel to combat
threats to "religious freedom."
The new Ad Hoc Commit-
tee for Religious Liberty was
,.,lanchied by- the U.S. COpfer-
ence of Catholic Bishops: and
unveiled by the USCCB's pres-
ident, Archbishop Timothy
Dolan of New York, on Friday,
Sept. 30.
The establishment of a com-
mittee which signals a top
priority for the hierarchy -
represents another escala-

as the 2012 presidential cam-
paign season gets underway.
Citing the famous preamble
to the Declaration of Indepen-
dence, Dolan wrote that the
rights of "life, liberty, and the
pursuit of happiness" are now
"increasingly and in unprec-
edented ways under assault in
America" because of adminis-
tration policies. ,I,, ,
Bishop :William Lori of
Bridgeport, Conn., will chair
the new committee, which will
include two full-time staffers,
a lawyer with expertise in reli-
gious freedom, and a lobbyist
"who will handle both religious
liberty and marriage issues,"
the USCCB said.

significant differences," Ander-
son said.
"We also talked about similar
concerns and that he can be
helpful to us in protecting the
lives of Christians persecuted
in other countries. He indicat-
ed that's a priority."
Previous presidents have also
met with the NAE. At the 1983
NAE convention in Orlando,
President Reagan delivered his
famous speech referring to the
Soviet Communist system as
"the Evil Empire."
"Did we have something of
that magnitude that happened

L fight witt

,Lori, who like Dolan lost a
bid to stop legalized gay mar-
riage in his state, said the
committee aims to protect "the
rights of believers of .any reli-
gious persuasion or none."
In his letter to all U.S.
bishops, Dolan lists six re-
cent developments that have
prompted the hierarchy's con-
cern, several of which have
been staples of the hierarchy's
growing criticism of the ad-
ministration. *
They include proposed reg-
ulations that require private
health insurers to cover con-
traceptives, as well as efforts
to force religious aid groups
who accept federal money to
include condoms in their HIV
prevention campaigns.
The bishops and even some

today?" Anderson said. "It
wasn't that type of setting and
The Wednesday meeting
came after the White House
held an evening screening for
80 religious leaders of "58,"
a new film on global poverty.
Leaders from several Christian
agencies, such as Compassion
International, World Relief,
Food for the Hungry and Inter-
national Justice Mission met
with members of the Obama
administration to watch the
film and discuss ways to help
the poor.
Christian-based relief orga-
nizations have been adjusting
to the new administration, said
Stephan Bauman, president
and CEO of World Relief, the
NAE's affiliated humanitarian
arm. While President George
W. Bush's pet project was
global AIDS relief, Christian
agencies hope to see contin-
ued funding through President
Obama's Feed the Future pro-
gram, Bauman said.
"The president is in a totally
different place in Congress and
the economy, so it's hard to
compare the two administra-
tions," he said. "We can't deny
that it's an important time for
the White House with the re-
election. That's not stated or
said anywhere. We don't doubt
their genuineness."

1 Obama
of the administration's Catho-
lic allies on health care reform
say the religious conscience
exemptions in the propos-
als from the Department of
Health and Human Services
are not broad enough.
Dolan also cites the admin-
istration's challenge to the
"ministerial exception" rule,
which will be argued Wednes-
day, Oct. 5 at the U.S. Su-
preme Court, which could
d~itew'ne- -whether :churches
have to' conform to employ-
ment discrimination laws for
workers who are not clergy.
Dolan also blasted the White
House's decision not to defend
the Defense of Marriage Act
(DOMA), which defines mar-
riage as the union of one man
and one woman.

Bishop T.D.Jakes' popular'Woman Thou Art Loosed' confer-
ence now draws millions of women.

T.D. Jakes conference helps

women tap into their faith

Paula White's career as.
a pastor who helps others
overcome tough times is built
on life experience. Name the
problem and, chances are,
she's survived it.
In her life she's coped with
suicide (her father's), alcohol-
ism (her mother's), sexual
abuse (her own, as a child),
divorce (twice), the loss of a
child (her stepdaughter) and
a lengthy Senate probe of her
finances (she was cleared in
If you're a woman and can
identify with even one of those
things, White hopes you'll vis-
it her and other speakers at
Bishop T.D. and Serita Jakes'
popular Woman, Thou Art
Loosed conference next week
at Lakewood Church. White, a
best-selling author and pastor
of the Without Walls Interna-
tional Church in Tampa, Fla.,
will be the keynote speaker on

Friday night.
"My ministry is an outflow-
ing of the places I've recovered
from in life," White said. "In
a way I have never been able
to before, I'm going to help
them find the path. I can be
a poster child that if God can
do it for me, I know he can do
it for you, too."
Bishop Jakes launched
WTAL the title is drawn
from Luke 13:12 nearly 20
years ago as a Sunday school
topic at his small West Vir-
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Small changes

may help

explain drop in

teen births

By Sharon Jayson

Sexually active teens are us-
ing condoms more often, but
inconsistently, finds a federal
survey released recently that
asked its largest-ever sample
of teens about their sex lives.
' It found that the percentage
of teen boys using condoms
the first time they had sex
was 80 percent, up
nine percentage
points from
71 per-
cent in

2002. The data, based on
in-person interviews with
4,662 never-married teens
ages 15-19, was collected by
the National Center for Health
Statistics in 2006-2010 for
its National Survey of Family
Of the 2,284 girls and 2,378
boys surveyed, 43 percent of
girls said they had had sexual
intercourse, compared to 51
percent in 1988. Among boys,
42 percent in the new survey
said they had had intercourse,
compared to 60 percent in
The responses show high
rates of contraceptive use
among both sexes the first
time they have intercourse (78
percent of girls, 85 percent of
boys) and the most recent time
(86 percent of girls and 93
percent of boys). The condom
was the most popular contra-
ceptive method, cited by 96
percent of girls.
Even though more teens
Used a condom the first
time they had sex,
just 49 percent
of girls and 66.5
percent of boys
said they used one
every time they had
sex in the past four
weeks. The difference



Consistency of condom use
Percentage of times a condom was used by teens ages 15-19
in the four weeks before the survey.

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Source: National Center for Health Statistics
By Janet Loehrke, USA TODAY



between responses from girls
and boys is likely because the
boys ages 15-19 answer about
themselves, while the girls an-
swered about their partners,
who may not be teens, says
lead author Gladys Martinez, a
demographer and statistician.
Amber Madison, 28, who
lectures on sex and advised
parents in her 2010 book
"Talking Sex With Your Kids,"
says she thinks she has an
idea about what's happening
with condom use.
"People are using condoms
the first time they have sex
to protect from pregnancy.
They're probably not using any
other method," she says.
But in a relationship, when
sex is more regular, Madison
says girls are more likely to be
on birth control.
"Because they got tested or
trust their partner, they decide
not to use condoms. Some-
one in a steady relationship
is more likely to be on birth
control than the first time they
had sex," she says.
Questions about oral sex will
be part of a report to be issued
later, Martinez says.
John Santelli, an adolescent
medicine specialist at Colum-
bia University in New York,
says the new data show "small

changes in the right direction
and probably explains the
small decline in birth rates
we're seeing."
Similar outcomes were
shown for young men.
Among other findings:
The percentage of Black
teen girls who have had sex
decreased from 57 percent in
2002 to 46 percent in 2006-
2010, marking the first time
there were no racial or ethnic
differences in the percentage
of teen girls who have had
Among contraceptives
used by young women, more
were using a wider variety
of hormonal methods than
was available in earlier years;
use of the pill and injectable
hormonal methods haven't
changed significantly since
2002 but a higher percentage
said they had ever used emer-
gency contraception (14 per-
cent), the contraceptive patch
(10 percent), and the contra-
ceptive ring (five percent).
Among the 57 percent of
girls and 58 percent of boys
who say they have never had
sex, the most frequent reason
given is "against religion or
morals," cited by 41 percent of
young women and 31 percent
of young men.

Flags risk
By Janice Lloyd

Older women who took a
daily vitamin supplement -
even just a multivitamin -
had an increased risk of dying
of cardiovascular disease and
cancer, according to a study
published recently in-the
journal Archives of Internal
The. study highlights con-
cerns about the long-term use
of supplements and vitamins
in people who do not have
severe 'itlritl'tit deittencles,

of daily vitamin use
the authors say. An accom- sales total more than $20
paying editorial notes that billion.
findings "add to the growing "I think the main message
evidence demonstrating that is researchers are finding
certain supplements can be very little benefit from these
harmful." substances," says lead author
Previous studies, have raised Jaakko Murso, a nutritional
questions about the value of epidemiologist at the Univer-
supplements and vitamins, sity of Minnesota in Minne-
but researchers and nutrition apolis. "Other studies have not
experts call these new find- shown the mortality risk our
ings "puzzling" and say more study shows, but those studies
research is needed. have not seen any positive ef-
About half of adults in the fect either."
U.S. take multivitamins. An- Researchers used data from
'rual vitamin and supplement ' t e lowa Wome'n'H h'''

among older women
Study to examine the link risk of death.

between vitamin and mineral
supplements and death rates
among 38,772 women, aver-
age age 61.6. Women filled out
questionnaires about supple-
ment use in 1986, 1997 and
2004. "Out of 15 studied sup-
plements, seven are associated
with increased total mortality
risk," Murso says.
Among the findings:
*Use of multivitamins,
vitamin B6, folic acid, iron,
magnesium, zinc and copper
were associfatd' with increased

*The link between supple-
ment intake and death risk
was strongest with iron.
*Calcium supplements were
associated with reduced risk.
The study's authors advise
that vitamins "be used with a
strong medically based cause,"
not for prevention alone. ";*
Murso says the findings focus
on the higher risk of death
from cardiovascular disease,
cancer and "other causes," but
the study didn't examine how
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Diet may cut risk for heart disease

Eating fruits, vegetables. may cut risk for heart disease gene

By HealthDay

A healthy diet with lots of
fruits and vegetables can
significantly weaken the effect
of a gene associated with an
increased risk of heart disease,
a new study suggests.
In the study, published in
the current online edition of
the journal PLoS Medicine,
researchers examined the link
between the 9p21 gene variant
and diet in more than 27,000
people of five ethnicities --
Arab, European, Chinese, Latin
American and South Asian.
The findings showed that the
risk of heart attack in people
with the 9p21 gene variant who
ate a healthy diet composed
mainly of raw vegetables, fruits
and berries was similar to that
of people without the high-risk
gene variant.
The international study was
led by researchers at McMas-
ter and McGill universities in
"We observed that the effect
of a high-risk genotype can be
mitigated by consuming a diet
high in fruits and vegetables,"
joint principal investigator So-
nia Anand, a researcher at the
Population Health Research
Institute and a professor of

LISTEN TO YOUR MOM: A diet rich in vegetables and fruit
can actually work against a genetic predisposition to heart dis-

ease, researchers say.
medicine and epidemiology at
McMaster's School of Medicine,
said in a McMaster University
news release. "Our results sup-
port the public health recom-
mendation to consume more
than five servings of fruits or
vegetables as a way to promote
good health."
"Our research suggests there
may be an important inter-
play between genes and diet in
cardiovascular disease," added

lead author Ron Do, who is
now at the Center for Human
Genetics Research at Mas-
sachusetts General Hospital
but conducted the research as
part of his doctoral program
at McGill. "Future research is
necessary to understand the
mechanism of this interaction,
which will shed light on the
underlying metabolic processes
that the 9p21 gene is involved

Is the sunshine vitamin D good for the heart?

By Mary Brophy Marcus

Low vitamin D levels are
common and are linked to a
number of risk factors for car-
diovascular disease, new evi-
dence suggests. Heart attacks

and death also are connected
with low levels, but it's still too
early to know for sure whether
popping a daily vitamin D
supplement or bolstering your
diet with D-rich foods can cut
your risk for heart problems.

"This isn't original research,
but it's a very extensive review
of the existing literature.
There's evidence low vitamin
D levels affect blood pressure,
insulin resistance, coronary
artery disease," says lead au-

thor Carl "Chip" Lavie, medical
director of preventive cardiol-
ogy at the John Ochsner Heart
and Vascular Institute in New
The review of more than
75 previous studies, most of

which were observational,
ran in today's Journal of the
American College of Cardiol-
Lavie says the big question
left now is how much vitamin
D is effective for preventing or
reversing the risks for cardio-
vascular disease.
"The only thing that's going
to settle the controversy is
randomized trials," he says.
JoAnn Manson, chief of pre-
ventive medicine at Harvard's
Brigham and Women's Hospi-
tal, agrees: "We need random-
ized clinical trials to know if
the benefits of high doses of
vitamin D outweigh the risks.
There's a long history of ran-
domized trials overturning the
dogma of observational stud-

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CANCER the Avon Foundation trek
n.dati rek

By Nicole Lyn Pesce

They're in it to end it.
Thousands of men and
women laced up their sneak-
ers recently to trek 39.3
miles (that's a marathon and
a half) from the West Side
Highway to Brooklyn and
back to kick breast cancer to
the curb.
Some walkers are celebrat-
ing friends and relatives who
won their battle with cancer;
others are making the jour-
ney to remember those who
did not.
But the real heroes at the
Avon Foundation's ninth "
Walk for Breast Cancer are

the survivors: the women
- and don't forget the men
- who deal with the disease
that turned their lives upside
"Every three minutes,
someone is diagnosed with
breast cancer," says Eloise
Caggiano, program director
of the Avon Walk for Breast
Cancer. "There are faces be-
hind every number."
Including her own.
Caggiano, 40, once a pub-
licist from the upper East
Side, was diagnosed with
breast cancer six years ago
- which came as a shock to
the gym rat whose family has
no history of cancer.

Eloise Caggiano a five-year
breast cancer survivor and
program director of the Avon
Walks for Breast Cancer.
She endured five surgeries
and four months of chemo-
therapy over the next year,
but admits that life after
cancer is still be fraught with
"I hesitate when people are
like, oh, you're cancer-free,"
she says. "I think I am, but
there is no proof that there
is no cancer cell lingering
around that might pop up
down the road."
That's where organizations
like the Avon Foundation
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Stop being cynical about breast cancer


By Paul Klein

October is Breast Cancer Aware-
ness Month and the pink ribbon has
become ubiquitous. The need for
breast cancer research and treat-
ment is more pressing than ever, but
corporate pink ribbon campaigns have
become so commonplace that they no
longer seem very genuine.
There are also too many breast
cancer initiatives that are inappropri-
ate (e.g. pink candy, pink toilet paper,
etc.) and some that may actually be
dangerous. According to the advocacy
group Breast Cancer Action. "Pink-
washing has reached a new low this
year with Promise Me, a perfume com-
missioned by Susan G. Komen for the
Cure. Promise Me contains chemicals
not listed in the ingredients that are
regulated as toxic and hazardous."
Corporate support for breast cancer
needs to move from being a market-
ing tactic every October to a genuine,
long-term commitment to an issue
that is deeply important to women.
Corporations ought to make breast

cancer and other women's health is-
sues a high priority that is part of how
they express and embody their social
Shoppers Drug Mart is a good
example. The company is the leader
in Canada's retail drug store mar-
,keepzace and also a champion of
women's health. Shoppers Drug Mart
WOMEN was developed to "elevate the
vital importance of women's health
to where it deserves to be" and is the
cornerstone of the company's social
purpose. According to the company,
"Healthy, vital women have played a
huge role not only in the growth and
success of Shoppers Drug Mart. but
in all our lives. Through the programs
and commitment of Shoppers Drug
Mart WOMEN, we hope to help ensure
that the health and well-being of all
Canadian women only gets stronger".
The debate about the effectiveness
and appropriateness of cause-related
marketing programs for breast cancer
is ongoing. Increasingly, pink ribbon
initiatives are seen as opportunistic
product-drive promotions. What's

missing is a sense that the corpora-
tions behind these initiatives are
summoning the courage to have a
real point of view on the issue nor the
programs in place to help the women
(and their families) who are affected.
Here are questions that every cor-
poration that is considering running a
pink ribbon program/promouon next
year should be asking themselves:
What programs/support do we
have in place for employees
who are affected by breast
cancer? Will associating
our product/service
with breast cancer in any I
way be seen as mappropri- -
ate? Can we demonstrate
that money raised from
our pink ribbon pro-
grams made a real /
difference? Can we
create opportunities
for collective action |
among our employ-
ees and our custom-
ers (e.g. as volunteers,
advocates, etc,)? How

can we use next October to launch a
year-round initiative?
Simply put, corporations need to as-
sess whether they have a pink ribbon
promotion or a breast cancer program.
Promotions will continue to be seen
as opportunistic. Programs will be en-
dorsed and appreciated.



Today, three screening tests
are routinely used to detect
breast cancer: the breast self-
exam (BSE), the clinical breast
exam done by a physician and
the mammogram. While the BSP
-.plays only a small role in-find-
ing breast cancer early, it can
be a helpful way to get to know
your breasts and identify any
changes that may occur. For
certain women at high risk for
breast cancer, screening MRI is
recommneded too along with a
yearly mammogram.

If you choose to perform a
BSE, it's best to do one every
month, several days after your
period ends when your breasts
are least likely to be swollen
and tender. If you have stopped
having periods, pick a day each
month to perform your breast

i By HAkan Caes-Harris, MD FACS
Board Certiied by American Board of Surgery &
i.-mencan Board of \kasclar Medicine

Women in the U.S. have a one in eight
chance of developing breast cancer during
their lives. While there are many risk
factors that can't be changed such as
a fam ily history of breast cancer,
late menopause, age at first
pregnancy or beginning
menstruation at an early
age, other risk factors
may be changed.
In 2002, the
American Cancer
Society announced
the results
-J from its Cancer
Study II, which
followed nearly
500,000 post-
-^ menopausal
Women. The
study found that
women who were


overweight or obese after menopause
had a greater risk of dying from
breast cancer than normal weight
women. According to the authors
of the study, obesity may play a
significant role in as many as 50
percent of breast cancer deaths among
post-menopausal women.
The connection between menopause and
obesity lies in the production of estrogen.
Before menopause, a woman's ovaries
produce the majority of estrogen the body
needs. Once the ovaries stop producing
estrogen, the body's fat cells take on this
role. Fat tissue contains aromatase, a
protein that changes androgens from
the adrenal glands into estrogen. Excess
weight means more estrogen in the body.
How much added weight increases
your risk ofibreast cancer?
-The American Cancer Society study
indicated that women who gained 60 or
more pounds as adults were twice as likely
to have ductal tumors and 1.5 times more
likely to have lobular tumors. Women who
gained more than 60 pounds were three
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S, :.
WUSA-TV Channel 9 anchor Andrea
Roane posed.with Sandra Swain, MD, medi-
cal director, Washington Cancer Institute.
The two were at the White House, as First
Lady Michelle Obama marked Breast Can-
cer Awareness Month with an event to en-
courage women to get yearly mammograms.
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Your breasts are unique to
you, so it's important for you
to get to know how each breast
normally looks and feels and to
note any changes or differences.
You should get in the habit of
asking yourself, "Has anything
changed since my last period or
last month or does something
seem worse or more obvious?"
Some women find that keeping
a journal can help them track
the changes in their breasts over

Overall, you'll look at the
breasts in several positions and
feel for any lumps or abnormali-
For the first position, look
at your breasts in the mirror.
Initially, start with your arms
at your side. You are checking
to make sure that your breasts
are their usual size, shape,
texture and color. Look to see if
both breasts are evenly shaped
without any visible distortion or
swelling. Most women's breasts
aren't perfectly symmetrical; one
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Against Breast Cancer

On October 9th, thousands
joined the Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer Walk at the shops of
Midtown Miami.
The Making Strides event is not a
race; it is a celebration of survivor-
ship, an occasion to express hope,
and a shared goal to end a disease
that threatens the lives of so many

people we love. When you raise
funds for a Making Strides event,
you're helping create a world with
less breast cancer and more birth-
days where breast cancer never
steals another year from anyone's
Your reasons for supporting Mak-
ing Strides Against Breast Cancer

are as unique and special as the/
story that'motivates you. This i,
your opportunity to not only bdnor
breast cancer survivors and re-
member people we have lost, but
also to raise funds and awareness
to help save lives and create a
world with less breast cancer and
more birthdays!
Your fundraising support enables
the American Cancer Society to
save lives by:
SHelping people stay well by iu
rating and empowering women
live healthy lives and reduce t W'
risk for breast cancer, and to
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, and Tanguila Dansby.

Greater risk of breast cancer for those Who are overweight, obese

continued from 17B

times more likely to have
metastatic breast cancer.
-Women who gain 22 pounds
after menopause experience
an -18 percent increase of
developing breast cancer.
Obesity is associated with a
20 percent increased risk of
false-positive mammograms,
according to the results of a
study published in the Archives
of Internal Medicine. Because
obese women were more likely
to have fatty breast tissue than

nonbese women, their results
may be skewed due to poor
image clarity, .thicker volume
of breast tissue compressed
between the mammography
plates, and larger breast size
increasing the search area that
radiologists have to review.
Because of the greater difficulty
in performing screening tests
on obese women, these women
often avoid testing, or are over-
tested. Losing weight can not
only improve the test results
but also can decrease the
risks associated with surgery
performed as a result of false-

positive screening.
The good news is that losing
weight, even after menopause,
can help reduce your risk
of developing breast cancer.
Losing at least 22 pounds after
menopause and keeping that
weight off may reduce your risk
of developing breast cancer by
more than half. Combining
weight loss with regular
physical exercise also may
reduce your breast cancer risk.
You should try to maintain
a healthy weight throughout
your life to reduce your risk of
breast and other cancers. Other

lifestyle changes that may help
include limiting your alcohol
intake, quitting smoking and
eating a healthy diet that
includes lean meats, whole
grains, fruits and vegetables.
Regardless of your weight,
regular mammograms can help
doctors detect breast cancer
in its earlier, more treatable
stages. Be sure to schedule
your yearly mammogram. With
these results, patients can be
referred to the surgeon if any
abnormalities are found. I
usually recommend a biopsy
to obtain a diagnosis and

treatment options are provided
based on the individual
woman's (or man's) outcome.
North Shore Medical Center's
Community Cancer Center is
accredited by the American
College of Surgeons and treats
all types of adult cancers,
including Breast Cancer. We
specialize in external beam
radiation therapy, using some
of the latest IMRT (Intensity
Modulated Radiation Therapy)
techniques and HDR (High
Dose Rate) brachytherapy for
Breast Cancer.
Dr. Hdkan Charles-Harris

is Board Certified by both the
American Board of Surgery and
the American Board of Vascular
Medicine Endovascular. He
is a newly appointed Professor
*of Surgery at the Florida
International University School
of Medicine. Caring for the
North Miami community since
2000, Dr. Charles-Harris has
served three consecutive terms
as Chief of Surgery at North
Shore Medical Center, and one
term as Vice-Chief of Staff at
North Shore Medical Center. He
specializes in diagnosing and
treating breast cancer.

Important advice for those doing a breast self-exam at home

continued from 17B
might be bigger than the other.
Just get to know your breasts
so you can spot any changes.
If you see any of the follow-
ing abnormalities, contact your
doctor immediately:
Dimpling, puckering or
bulging of the skin on or
around the breast.
Change in the nipple or
its position -- has the nipple
inverted, or.turned inward in-
stead of sticking out?
Redness, soreness, rash
or swelling on or around

the breast.
These may not signal breast
cancer, but each finding
should be checked out by-your
Second, raise your arms
over your head and repeat
that same visual examination
of both breasts.
Third, go through the same
process with your hands on
your hips, pressing gently to
flex your chest muscles. This
helps you to see if dimpling is
Finally, while still looking
in the mirror, gently squeeze
each nipple between your

thumb and forefinger. Unless
you are breastfeeding, there
should be no discharge.
If there is any discharge-in-
cluding a milky or yellow fluid,
or blood-let your doctor know
For the second exam posi-
tion, find a good firm spot to
lie down and get comfortable.
Raise the arm over your
head on the side of the breast
you are examining. Raise your
right hand over ypur head.
Use your left hand to examine
your right breast.
With the pads of the three
middle fingers, use a firm,

smooth touch to make small
dime-sized circular motions
up and down the breast tis-
sue. It's important to cover ev-
ery part of the breast. Start at
the underarm. In that circular
motion, move your fingers up
and down vertically, straight
down to the level of the bra
line. Move across the chest in
this up and down movement
from the bra line to the collar
bone until you reach the mid-
dle of your chest bone or ster-
num. As you are doing this,
be sure to use three different
levels of pressure:
Light pressure allows you

to feel the tissue closest to the
Medium pressure to feel a
little deeper; and
Firm pressure to feel the
tissue closest to the chest and
Repeat this process on the
left breast by placing your left
arm over your head, and ex-
amining the breast with your
right hand. You are looking for
any lumps, bumps or thick-
ened skin that is new, has
changed, or doesn't feel like
rest of the breast tissue.
In the final exam position,
feel your breasts while you are

standing or sitting, repeating
all of the movements describes
above. Many women find that
this is easiest when they are
showering because the skin
is slippery. Remember to ex-
amine -both breasts. This is
also a good time to check your
underarms. With your arm at
your side, use the other hand
to feel the underarm area for
any lumps or thickening.
If you do feel something
that seems unusual, don't
panic. It doesn't necessarily
mean you have cancer. But it
is important you talk to your
doctor to find out.

Remember: see your

doctor for your

annual checkup!

Humana Family


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Making Stridgainst Breast Cancer Walk brings out thousands

PINK that help fight breast ci '"" cures and support programs I walked because we all wake up
continued from 18B and help all women get act' B. and services for those facing the everyday as if God owes us an-

get screening tests such as
mammograms to find breast
cancer early, when it is easiest
to treat.
Helping people facing breast
cancer get well by providing
information, day-to-day help,
and emotional support to guide
them through every step of their
breast cancer experience.
Finding cures by invest-
ing in and conducting research
that leads to groundbreaking
discoveries into breast cancer's
causes and cures.
Fighting back by working
with legislators to support laws

to screenings and care.
In 2010, more than 100,000
walkers across Florida joined
the American Cancer Society
in our fight against breast can-
cer. Together, -we raised more
than $6 million through Mak-
ing Strides events and we
did it one donation at a time.
More than a walk, the American
Cancer Society Making Strides
Against Breast Cancer is a pow-
erful and inspiring event that
unites communities to celebrate
people who have battled cancer,
raise awareness about the steps
we can take to help prevent the
disease, and raise money to find

Vanita Blount, Valencia Johnson-Kemp and Marcia Lewis.

We need your help to beat
this disease Put on your pink
bra and raise funds for Making
Strides Against Breast Cancer!
You will provide hope and help
to millions of people nationwide
whose lives have been forever
changed by this disease. Join
us for a few hours of exercise,
inspiration, camaraderie, en-
tertainment, and most impor-
tantly, to honor someone you
know who has been affected by
breast cancer especially if that
person is you.
Octavia Smith was walking for
a friend's friend. "My friends and

other day. We complain about
our jobs, our finances/bills and
pety things but we have folks
our here sacrificing their jobs
and their kids just for an op-
portunity to live due to breast
cancer treatments, lupus and
domestic violence. When I saw
all the people out there making
financial donations for a cure, it
was mind blowing," said Smith.
One man, says he is walking for
his mother, so he put on a pink
bra. He doesn't care what any-
one says to him or about him,
but it is that serious! Smith
concluded, "I enjoyed walking
with my friends for a cause."

Vitamins may boost death risk in older women

continued from 16B
supplements and vitamins
might affect health: "There is
much more research needed to
begin to understand that," he
"This study is very puzzling
and calls for more research,"

says Miriam Pappo, director of
clinical nutrition at Montefiore
Medical Center in New York. "I
wouldn't conclude from this that
yoi'atbp' takiig a standard-mit--
tivitamin. Very few people eat
the required amount of fruits
and vegetables a day. It's best to
get your daily needs from food,
but few people do that."

A spokesman for the vitamin
industry was skeptical. "The
study may make for interesting
scientific water cooler discus-
sion, but certainly does not war-
rant sweeping, overstated con-
cerns for elderly women," said
a statement from Duffy MacKay
of the Council for Responsible

Among the 38,772 women
who started the study in 1986,
15,594 died within 19 years.
Self-reported supplement use
increased substantially from
1986 to 2004: 62.7 percent of
women reported using at least
one supplement daily in 1986,
75.1 percent in 1997 and 85.1
percent in 2004.

Breast cancer survivors in NYC walk for the cause

continued from 17B

help. Fundraisers like next
weekend's two-day trek not
only support the research and
aid cancer patients, but also
create a community that com-
forts survivors and their fami-
"There is such a camarade-
rie among the survivors. You
have been through something
so traumatic, and you've come
out the other side," says Cag-

"To meet people who are 10-,
15-, 25-year survivors . it
gives me such hope. It sounds
really cliched, but this is a life-
changing weekend."
The walkers hit the road the
next morning, traveling across
Manhattan before returning to
Pier 84 for the closing ceremo-
nies, where the checks are pre-
sented to local cancer centers
and charities.
"It's empowering," says Me-
lissa Canaday, 50, an East Vil-

lage commercial actress and
breast cancer survivor who dis-
covered a lump two years ago.
Cancer survivors and sup-
porters gathered at the Avon
Breast Cancer Walk at the
Hudson Park on West 43rd. St.
and 12th Ave. in Manhattan.
"I think every woman should
do this walk at least once for
the sense of community, the
sense that you're winning, that
you're not a victim and you
have control of your life."
She credits her family and

positive thinking for persever-
ing through six months that
included a triple lumpectomy,
six rounds of chemotherapy
and three weeks of elevated
doses of radiation.
"Every time I'd go in for some-
thing, I'd pretend like it's a spa
day," she laughs.
"This radiation drink? This is
my smoothie. I have to sit in a
room for half an hour all alone?
This is my meditation.
Just try to make it anything
but medical," she says.

Ray Aranha dies at 72

FAMU alum, actor and playwright

made his mark in theater

Ray Aranha, hus-"
band, father, grandfa-
ther and consummate
playwright, actor and i
director, died on Octo-
ber 9 at the age of 72.
He was born on May
1, 1939, in Miami.
He became interested
in drama in the fifth
grade and pursued his dream
with passion and hard work
throughout his life. He gradu-
ated from Booker T. Washington
Senior High School and then
earned a B.A. in drama from
Florida A&M University in 1961.
With the FAMU Playmakers, he
toured nine African countries as
part of President Eisenhower's
International Cultural Exchange
Program in 1958; meeting Em-
peror Haile Selassie of Ethiopia
during this tour was a highlight
he always remembered. He lat-
er taught drama at Mays High
School, then worked as a juve-

JAr i

nile probation officer.
He met his wife,
Jean Mills Aranha,
then a theatrical cos-
tumer (now an attor-
Sney) in 1979 and they
o married in 1985. He is
dI survived by two sons,
Delaine and Marc;
Judy Chiu; granddaughter Kya
Aranha; daughter Teri Pauline
Aranha Tate; son-in-law Dan-
iel Tate; grandchildren Jasmine
and Malcolm Tate; his mother,
Thelma Curry; siblings Sharon
Washington (James), Ronald
Devoe, Kelsey Devoe and Sylvia
Vanover (Willie); his aunt Helen
Holston (Barnette); and many
other family members, friends
and colleagues in the entertain-
ment industry. He was the son
of the late Charles Douglass Ara-
nha. He was a longtime member
of St. John's Episcopal Church
in Stamford.

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1723 N.W. 3rd Avenue

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1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Order of Services
Mon. thru Fri. Noon Day Prayer
Bible Study, Thurs 7 p.m.
Sunday Worship 7.11 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.

St. Mark Missionary
Baptist Church
1470 N.W. 87th Street
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2300 N.W. 135th Street

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

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2171 N.W. 56th Street
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Jordan Grove Missionary
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5946 N.W. 12th Avenue

Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street

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Sunday Morning 8 a m

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13650 N.E. 10th Avenue

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3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023

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Wednesday General Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
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Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
15250 N.W. 22nd Avenue

Order of Services
SUNDAY: Worship Service
Morning 10 a.m.
Church School 8:30 a.m.
i Feeding Ministry 12 noon
Bible Study I p.m.

Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church of Brownsville
2799 N.W. 46th Street

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4600 N.W. 23rd Avenue
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5129 N.W. 17th Avenue

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Hadley Davis
ter and sewer
operator, died
October 10 at
Claridge House
Nursing Center.
Service 1 p.m.,
Tuesday in the

HAZEL BASDEN, 86, housewife,
died October 15
at University of
Miami Hospital.
Service 11 a.m,
Thursday in the

ANGELA WATTS, 35, pharma-
cist technolo-
gist, died Octo-
ber 11 at Jack-
son North Hos-
pital. Service 11
a.m., Friday in
the chapel.

MARIO BOONE, 34, laborer,
died October 9
at home. Ser-
vice 2:30 p.m.,
Saturday in the

MARY WILLIAMS, 86, sculpture
molder, died
October 13 at
home. Service
10 a.m., Satur-
day in the cha-

HERBERT PAULK, 82, long-
shoremen, died
October 12 at

Aventura Hos- I
pital. Service 12
p.m., Saturday .
at Northside
Church of God. r

health techni-
cian, died Octo-
ber 11 at Jack-
son North Hos-
pital. Service 12
p.m., Saturday
at New Gen-
eration Baptist

CURTIS HANKS JR., 30, labor-
er, died October
15. Service 12
p.m., Saturday
at New Begin-
nings Mission-
ary Baptist

17, died October
9 at Jackson
Me m o r i a I
Hospital .
Visitation 5-8
p.m., Friday
at Mt. Calvary
M.B. Church.
Service 1
p.m., at Mt. Calvary M.B. Church.
Family requested that no pictures
be taken at viewing. Flowers are
to be delivered at the Mt. Calvary
between the hours of 12-8 p.m.
For more information, Alex Tullis at

domestic worker, died October 14
at home. Service 11 a.m., Saturday
in the chapel.







59, died Octo-
ber 12 at home.
He is survived
by wife, Patri-
cia; two sons,
Ernest Roberts
and Eric Rob-
erts; father, Jo-
seph Roberts;
mother, Alfeta
Graham. Viewing 5-8 p.m., Friday.
Service 1 p.m., Saturday at Mt.
Hermon AME Church.

tragically died
in a car accident
on Saturday,
October 15 in '
Hollywood, Cali-
fornia. James ;2
was an under-o
graduate stu-
dent at AMDA
College and Conservatory of the
Performing Arts In Los Angeles,
California. He is a graduate of
Miami Northwestern Senior High
where he was an active member
of the PAVAC program. He is sad-
ly missed by his mother, Paveen
Hicks; father, Paion Hicks Sr.;
brothers, Phaion Jr., and Bryce;
sister, Sydney; nieces, Ariel and
Victoria-Sky and a host of family
and friends. Viewing 4-9 p.m., Fri-
day, October 21 at Royal Funeral
Home, 17475 NW 27 Avenue, Mi-
ami Gardens. Service 2 p.m., Sat-
urday atAntioch Missionary Baptist
Church of Miami Gardens, 21311
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NVV 34 venue. repast
the Hicks family home.

cafeteria work-
er, died October
9 at North Shore
Medical Center.
Service 10 a.
m., Saturday at
Mt. Olive Primi-
tive Church.


S died October 11
at Jackson
North Hospital.
Service 12 p.m.,
Saturday at To-
tal Change Em-
mental powerment Min-
'C stories.

Gregg L. Ma
home to be
with the Lord
on October
15th. Geneva
was a devoted
wife, preceded
by husband
James Postell
of 32 years, and
loving mother and gr
Viewing 5:30 p.m.-8 p
at Memorial Temple
Baptist Church. Service
Saturday at First Baptis
Bunche Park.


Wright and Young
housewife, died
October 11 at
home. Survivors
are husband,
Ben Pinkney;
Sheron Pringley
(David), Tangela
(Leander Barnett); mother, Georgie
Lee Andrews; sisters, Frankie Lee
Hudson (Clarence), Johnnie Mae
Boykin (Luther), Sandra Andrews;
brothers, Frank Andrews III, Fred
Andrews, 10 grands and four
great grands. A host of family and
friends whom she adored. Viewing
10 a.m. 8 p.m., Friday at Wright
and Young. Family will receive
visitors at 4400 NW 187 Terrace,
Miami. Service 10 a.m., Saturday
at Greater New Bethel Baptist
Church, 17025 NW 22 Ave., Miami.



79, retired,
died October
10 at North
Shore Hospital.
service 6-8
p.m., Friday at
St. Luke M.B.
Church. Service
11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke M.B.

OLDEN SHERIFF, 83, retired

to fTllow at from solid waste,
died October 14
at Hialeah Hos-
pital. Survivors
are his wife of 61
AIDER, 40, years, Lille Mae
Sheriff, seven
sons, eight ,f
daughters, 47
grandchildren and 50 great grand-
children. Service 10 a.m., Saturday
at Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist

59, retired
R, 72, nurs- janitor, died
October 12.
Survivors are
son, Audrey
WillDianestance) Johnson
Joh nson S
Andra, Lacretia,
Brianna, Antwan and Crystal; sister,
Mary (General) Robbins; brothers,
NWillie F. (Constance) Johnson
ason Jr., Derrick (Dolores) Johnson Sr.
The viewing 1- 5 p.m., Friday at
64, went Richardson Funeral Home and 6- 9
p.m., Friday at St. Agnes Episcopal
Church. Service 11 a.m., Saturday
at St. Agnes Episcopal Church.

retired, died Oc-
randmother. tober 12 Jack-
.m., Friday son South Hos-
Missionary pital. Viewing
;e 11 a.m., 3-8 p.m, Friday.
st Church of Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at
S Second Baptist
Church in Rich-
mond Heights.

67, retired
died October
17 at North
Shore Hospital.
Service 12
p.m., Saturday,
at New Mt.:
Calvary Baptist

Carey Royal Ram'n
died October
14 at Palmetto
General Hos-
pital. Service 2
p.m., Saturday
at Mt. Tabor
M.B. Church.

84, private duty
died October 11
at UM Hospital.
Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday at
A.M.E. Church.

retired counselor, died October 13
at Baptist Hospital. Services were

October 15 at home. Service 11
a.m., Saturday in the chapel.

housewife, died October 14
at Palmetto General Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete.

days, died October 15 at Jackson
Memorial Hospital. Arrangements
are incomplete.

BABY MELLS, died October 7
at North Shore Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete.



4:30 P.M., TUES DAY

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

10/25/25 10/05/01

Ten years have passed and
it seems like yesterday. We
miss you. You are forever in
our hearts.
Your loving family.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


extends a heartfelt thanks to
each of you for your acts of
kindness shown to us during
ceL loss oi our luvli n'.
We wish to express sincere
thanks and heartfelt apprecia-
tion for the many expressions
of love and acts of kindness
shown to our family during
our time of bereavement.
Your support and prayers
meant so much to us. May
God continue to bless each of
you is our prayer.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

09/24/64 10/22/10

It's been a year since you've
been gone, but you're in our
thoughts and our hearts dai-
Your love and presence will
be eternally missed; however,
our memories will live on.
Love always, your family.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

..-L. A -


wish to thank our friends for
their many acts of kindness,
words of comfort, messages of
sympathy, flowers and Mass
offerings in our bereavement.
We especially wish to thank
the Miami Jackson Class
of 1967 and Range Funeral
The Strachan, Kelley, Bene-
by, Bullard-Jordan and Rob-
inson families.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

08/03/64- 10/19/01

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

02/12/33 10/25/09

It's been two years since
God called you home.
You are greatly missed.
From your loving wife.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

10/17/89 10/2089

Gone but not forgotten, you
will always be in our hearts.
From mommy, daddy; Ame-
lia, Major; brothers, Xavier
and Dontavia; sisters, Zontra-
via, Shartavia and Octavia.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

10/20/1908- 10/20/2001

There's something about
you not being here to share
our laughter at our happiest
of times, or to console us dur-
ing our times of despair.
The years have come and
gone so quickly, leaving us
all with heavy hearts. But the
wonderful memories that you
left will be embedded in our
lives forever.
We love you, we miss you...
Mama and the entire Cutler

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

10/18/84 09/1511

Even though it has only
been a month, we miss you
Your kids, family, and espe-
cially your fiance Leon.
We love you!


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African version of

on delightful book
By D. Kevin McNeir

With African drumming
and powerful choreography,
a modern-day version of the
Cinderella story, "Mufaro's
Beautiful Daughters," is com-
ing to the Miramar Cultural
Center/ArtsPark for two shows
on Saturday, Oct. 22nd.
Based on the Caldecott
Award-winning children's illus-
trated book by John Steptoe,
the play is part of the Family

"Cinderella" based

Fun Series that introduces
young children to the world of
theatrical performance. The
story is about two beautiful,
young sisters on a journey
where one of them will be cho-
sen to become the queen. But
first they must tackle mysteri-
ous challenges while proving
their courage, strength of spirit
and compassion for others.
"This is a folk tale from Zim-
babwe and it has a great feel
from that region of the world,"
Please turn to MUFARO 2C

-AP Photo/Joan Marcus
A FATEFUL MEETING: Samuel L. Jackson portrays Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr., left, and Angela Bassett portrays
Camae in Katori Hall's play "The Mountaintop," at the Ber-
nard B. Jacobs Theater in New York.

'The Mountaintop' offers

a starry and rocky climb

Play goes a bit too far
in humanizing MLK

NEW YORK Many who
knew the Rev. Martin Luther
King Jr. emphasize his deep
sense of humility. Some
who knew him well have
also recalled a sharp sense

Theatre is an earthy
fellow, hardly immune to
the lure of cigarettes and
beautiful women. When one
of the latter, in the form of
Angela Bassett, enters his
Memphis hotel room with
room-service coffee, the two
quickly strike up a flirta-
tious rapport, marked by

By Elysa Gardner

Curtis 50 Cent" Jackson recently took a
break from penning hip-hop to write Play-
ground, an autobiographical novel about a
teen bully
The story follows a 13-year-old named But-
terball who must atone for his bullying wa', s
I had a strong desire to write Playground
because I wanted to explore how a kid be-
comes a bully, 50 Cent said in a statement.
This book would have been very helpful for
me growing up and now. that I have a teenage
son, it is my goal that this .will ha\e a posli-
tive influence on all teenagers.

The G-Unit founder has been linked to vio-
lence and bullying on several occasions
throughout his career. He's partici-
pated in on-going public beefs with
Ja Rule, Nas, Jadakiss. Fat Joe and
various other rappers.
in an exclusive for Entertain- ,,
ment Weekly, the rapper released
the first three chapters of Play- ..
ground. "'
50 Cent admits to having .
a troubled past during the .. '/
book s introduction and dis- '
cusses L ihat he- h.: learned .,
Please turn to: 50 CENT 2C

of humor.
Given those traits, the
revered civil rights leader
would likely have been the
last person outraged by his
superficially irreverent por-
trayal in The Mountaintop
(** out of four), Katori Hall's
thoughtful, heartfelt and
extremely bumpy reimagin-
ing of the night before King's
Hall's preacher played
by Samuel L. Jackson in
this production, which
opened recently at Broad-
way's Bernard B. Jacobs

frank, sometimes colorful
There's a twist about
halfway through, though;
and earthy would be the last
word to describe it. Hall is
interested in both human-
izing King and underlining
his larger-than-life stature
- and not just as an Black
It's no coincidence that
the one other character in
Mountaintop is a woman, or
that it's repeatedly pointed
out that King's final speech
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By r Rchrd sraha

Frances "Fran" Reeves
Jollivette Chambers, sister
of The Miami Times Publisher
Emeritus Garth C. Reeves,
Sr., died on Monday, October
3rd. Her funeral was held
Friday, October 7 at The
Church of the Incarnation.
Chambers affiliates included:
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Inc., The Links, MRS Club,
NAACP, and others who paid
their last tributes to her.
During The Homily by
Canon Major, he alluded to
the invaluable educational
exemplary of Fran including
graduating from Booker T.
Washington High
School, Florida A&M
University, University
of Miami, teaching at
Holmes Elementary,
Miami Jackson, and
becoming principal at
COPE North.
Those who were apart:
of the services included RE
The Reverend Hayden
G. Crawford, officiating; The
Reverend Canon J. Kenneth
Major, Homilist; The Rev.
Monsignor Franklyn M.
Casale, president, St. Thomas
University, assisting at
interment; oblation bearers,
Lauren Elise Chambers,
Ebenezer C. Edwards, Anna
Grace Sweeting and Ryan
Paul Young.
Those who read scriptures


included Lynn '
Johns, Cyrus
M. Jollivette,
Suzanne Frazier
and Vennda Rei G
singing "How Great Thot
Pallbearers included R
Marquess Barry II, 1
Christopher Frazier, I
Eugene Frazier, Ronr
Frazier II, Edwin L. (
Garth Basil Reeves, He
Young, and R. Paul You
Some of the people ret
for the repast were Fr
Clarke, Leona Swilley,
B. Mathis, Dr. H
Dorsett, Jose
Davis Rolle,
Dawkins, Al
Carmen Jac
Dr. Nelson
.and wife, Laui
Lynch McK
Lucille Rob
VES Charles Jol
Helen B. Wil
Celeste Fitzpatrick,
W. Lattimore, Herma
Gloria Bannister.
President Truddie
Reed of Bethune-Coc
University returned be
visit Miami-Dade alumni
Saturday at The Omega A
Center, to kick off fund
for an arena to be const
on campus. E-mails, tele

connections and word
of mouth from John
Williams, Carol
Wayne Davis, newly
elected chapter
president; and
Gladeez W. McCoy
were credited for the
information getting
out to the alumni.
When Davis annour
ribson, the introduction of Presic
u Art." Reed, she was escorted
ichard Cleveland Roberts, chap]
Robert and her assistant Dr. Hi
Ronald Powell, vice presid
ald E. Institutional Advanceme
O'Dell, and Audley Coakley, Tru
nry R. Board Member.
ing. Davis introduced
turning Eileen Martin-Major
anklin read the minutes, folio
,Lona by Nancy Benyard-Cox
erman Barbara Johnson to pre
ephine the financial report
Harry and other pertinent
and items, such as Major
ckson, announcing the gospel
Adams concert featuring
pristine Bethune Gospel Choir
ennie, on Saturday, October
inson, 29, at Opa-Locka United
hnson, Methodist Church,
liams, beginning at 7 p.m.
Kathy It was then time for
n and Dr. Larry Handfield,
Trustee Board chairman
introduce President Reed,
Kibbie included many accolades
okman her accomplishments, a
ack to with his usual anecdotes
ni last control the audience.
activity Some of those in attend
raising were Orence F. Nell
ructed Dorothy J. Saunders, U
-phone E. Clarke, Thia Clarke,

Cynthia Clarke,
William Clarke,
Rena Floyd, Regina
Roberts, Jarvin
Johnson, Sarah Allen,
Ernestine Allen,
Robert L. Lockett,
Kenneth Williams,
Dorothy and Charlie,
TRUMP Davis, Toran Cox,
Jackie G. Cornelius,
iced James Cooper, Ramona R.
dent McFadden, Christopher S.
by Albury, Martha Day, Nancy
lain, Dawkins, Catherine M. Green,
ram Loria Green, Dr. Astrid Mack,
.ent, Regina Johnson, Annette
nts, Williams, John Williams;
stee Lina D. Joanson, Shirlyon
McWhorter, Esq., Rosa
T. Simmons, Kathy Thurston,
to Anthony and Sharon Culmer,
wed Anthony Jr., Antonia S.
and Culmer, Michael Mizell. It
sent also included the new officers,
for 2011-2012:
SSumner Hutcheson,
vice president;_
Nancy Benyard-Cox,
financial secretary;
Barbara Johnson,
treasurer; Martin-.
Major, correspondence
secretary; Essie
Stewart, recording
GIMENEZ secretary; and
Nathaniel Jackson,
,to business manager.
He ".*"" *
s of Sigma Alpha Chapter of
long Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
s to began its 2011-2012 fiscal
year with the swearing in of
dance new officers by Dr. Astrid
son, Mack, former basileus. The
iam newly elected officers are
Dr. Torian T. Cox, basileus;

Thomas Snowden, vice
basileus; Timothy Belcher,
KRS; G. Jones, assistant
KRS; Anthony Britt, KOF;
Michael McCloud, assistant
KOF; Cornelius Handfield,
chaplain; D. Love, chapter
reporter. Then Mack
turned the meeting
over to the outgoing
Basileus Herman
Dorsett for his last



Snowden and Stephen
Thompson were
next on the agenda HANI
to give an update
of the annual Achievement
Week Observance. Thompson
passed out a sheet of the
activities for the week: Monday,
Nov. 7, a fish fry at the Omega
Activity Center; Tuesday, Nov.
8, a record expungement
workshop at Betty Ferguson
Center; Wednesday, Nov. 9,
forums will be provided at
selected schools; Thursday,
Nov. 10, a "Walk for .
*Justice" from Liberty
Square Project to
Miami Northwestern
led by Pastor Carl
Johnson; Friday,
Nov. 11, visitation
to Miami Veterans
Hospital; Saturday, JOHI
Nov. 12, a Health Fair
at Betty Ferguson Complex;
Sunday, Nov. 13, banquet at
Jungle Island; and Thursday,
Nov. 17, Omega birthday
Celebration at Calder Casino &
Race Course.
************ *

After six months of building
a new library for the Arcola
Lakes area, the dignitaries
arrived last Monday with
Mayor Carlos Gimenez giving
remarks and introducing
Raymond Santiago, director,



By eAnn w :

Returning home on the
sad journey to attend the
funeral of their beloved
mother, grandmother and
grand aunt, Frances Reeves
Jollivette Chambers:
Cyrus M. Jollivette, Jr.
(Jacksonville, FL), Roslyn
Frazier (New York City),
Richard and Lynn Johns
and their children Richard II
and Lauren (Potomac, MD),
Lauren Elise Chambers
(Oakland, CA), Ryan Young,
(Atlanta, GA), and Vancessa
Jollivette. Many others
from Washington, D.C. and
Jacksonville, FL were in

"Mufaro" is

continued from 1C

said Robin Flatt, director of
the play. "The play really cel-
ebrates the rich history, culture
and ancestry of Black people. I
believe Black children can re-
ally connect to the drums and
so far they have been excited
to see the play. Shows like this
are wonderful for Black children
because they get to see young

Congratulations to
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
band who played during
the halftime show when the
Jacksonville Jaguars played
on October 3rd and 'when
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
played on October 7th. Keep
up the good work Wildcats!
Very sorry to learn of
the passing of my first
homeroom teacher at
Booker T. Washington,
Timothy O. Savage. He was
the band director for many
years. He *as a gentle giant
who always had a smile for

everyone. Rest in peace,
good and faithful teacher.
Miamians are also sadden
by the demise of Lillian E.
Davis, wife of Elston Davis.
Deepest sympathy goes out
to Elston and their three
children: Regina Davis-
Cook; Annette and Elston
Get well wishes goes out
to all of our sick and shut-
ins: Norma Culmer Mims,
Roxie James', Thedore
Dean, Ida Knowles,
Naomi A. Adams, Frances
Brown, Sue Francis,
Frankie Rolle, Willie Reed
Williams, Cecil Stanley
Newbold, Inez McKinney
Johnson, Pamela Walton,
Mildred "PI" Ashley, David
Wilson, Bloneva Higgs,
Joyce Gibson-Johnson,

great for young and old
Black-actors perform." sic director who has been well-
The energy created on stage schooled in the art of African
comes from a group of drum- music. He helped me to hold the
mers who put in long hours of drum properly and to produce
training and practice so that the correct sound. It's the kind
they could recapture the spirit of beat that gets into your spirit
of the Motherland. the audience really connects
"It wasn't easy to learn how to it. They are the ones that get
to drum for this play," said Rick me going and give me the kind
Spivey, drummer. "We do three of energy I need to give them a
different cadences throughout really good show."
the play and it is very taxing. For more information, call
Luckily, we have a great mu- 954-602-4500.

Jacqueline F. Livingston,
Maureen Bethel, Jessie
Stinson and David Wilson.
Dr. Kyla Stinson-Harvey
was in the city to visit her
mother Jessie and father,
Dr. Solomon Stinson. Dr.
Stinson-Harvey lives in
Wedding anniversary
greetings go out to the
following love birds of
the week: Frank, Jr. and
Shirley D. Cooney, their
26th on October 12; H.
Malcolm and Diane N.
Davis, their 20th on October

Congratulations go out to
Jaunita Wise Kelly who
was featured in the AARP
Life 50+ national newspaper
on September 24th.
The Church of the
Incarnation cordially invite
you to travel with them to
the Goombay festival in Key
West on October 23rd. For
more information, contact
Kelson McKinney or Gary
Moss at 305-688-3366 or
Congratulations goes
out to the two newly
installed vergers, who were
commissioned October 9th

as laypersons at the Church
of the Incarnation, Kevin
McKay and Muriel Hall.
When Bethune-Cookman
Wildcats visited the Magic
City to play against UM,
Peggy G. Green enjoyed a
special weekend with her
children and grandchildren.
According to Peggy," J
most memorable eventwa
to have her family including
Vincent, his date Sondee,
Michelle and Edgar,
Errolyn, Jennifer and
Clement, worship at The
Church of the Incarnation
with her.

Jackson, Bassett star in 'The Mountaintop'

continued from 1C

was to sanitation workers. The
play, which earned its author
the Olivier Award in London,
aims to put King's legacy in
perspective for anyone who
takes the struggles and ac-
complishments of various
human rights movements for
It's an admirable goal, but
one suspects that at least
some Olivier voters were more
enamored of Hall's spirit than
her execution. The dialogue
here can be awkward and ob-
vious, the tone wildly uneven.

Too-cute jokes mingle uncom-
fortably with melodramatic
flourishes, such as thunder
bolts that ominously interrupt
Bassett's role, Camae, is
especially problematic, a
tough-talking enigma prone
to wisecracks on race and
gender. Under Kenny Leon's
direction, which indulges
Hall's histrionic impulses, the
elegant actress throws vanity
and discipline to the wind. If
her boisterous line readings
made some audience mem-
bers cheer at a recent pre-
view, it's probable others were

Jackson isn't required to
chew the scenery as vigorous-
ly. Still, even if you accept the
perfectly credible and appeal-
ing notion that King had an
impish streak, there's some-
thing too aggressively folksy
about this portrait. It's one
thing to envision King as a
mischievous wit, quite anoth-
er to hear him speaking like a
sitcom character.
The play ends on a lofty
note, providing both Jackson
and Bassett ambitious, lyrical
monologues. Still, the actors,
and certainly the subject, de-
serve a higher plane than The
Moutaintop provides.

Rapper pens autobiographical novel

continued from 1C

from "living on the edge."
I'll be the first to admit that
not everything I've done in my
life has been role-model ma-
terial, I've been on the wrong
side of the law. I've been in vio-
lent situations, I \r also been
a 'ill,,. I know how a person
K.ei to be like that. That's wh-,
I wanted to 1ril this story: to
show a kid who has becotne a
p'illv Iciw and whly that hlop
penned, and whether or aol lie

can move past it.
Writing Playground was
a personal journey for me.
There's a lot of me in But-
terball. I drew on events that
happened in my childhood and
adolescence as well as things I
saw around me. I also tapped
into some of the feelings I re-
member having at that age--
fr.liiing about my family feel-
ii g, about my future, feelings
about other kids on the play-

I.iili., life on the edge has
tiIa1jP til e a lot, like the fact

that being mentally strong will
get you ahead in life. But be-
ing a bully won't get you any-
where. Some kids don't figure
that out until it's too late.Does
Butterball? You'll have to read
the book to find out.
This is not the rapper's first
experience in the publish-
ing business. He has also re-
leased a memoir, From Pieces
to Weight, as well as a self-help
guide co-authored by Robert
Greene called The 50th Law.
Plv\ Nground will hit bookstore
shelves November 1, 2011.





Sand Vinora Hamilton,
library outreach
coordinator. Students
from a third grade
class at Arcola Lakes
were trained how to
use the library system.
They were Vanady
Daniel, principal;
FIELD Ms. Brown and Ms.
Corley, teachers; and
students A. Yajana, C. David,
E. Natalie, F. Yahnise, G.
Brenden, H. Tavaris, J.
Richard, K. Yahceed, L.
Miguel, L. Angelica, R. Perla,
T. Joseph, T. Richiya and V.
Katrina Trump celebrated
her 40th birthday party,
last Saturday, at the Omega
Activity Center.
Trump and others
partied until 1 a.m.
Her family members
that attended the party
included Betty Trump,
mother; Rose Lewis,
grandmother; Eric
Trump, father; Trell
SON Shinda, sister; Tarsha
and Uvera, sisters;
friends, Travis Brazzez,
Kenny Laura; and Latheid
Wright, brother-in-law.
Trump took the time to
thank everyone for coming and
gave out prizes for the best
dressed and dancers.




Vampires Invade!

t's fright night! Vampire-themed goodies'cast a spookfc spell on ghoulish guests this Halloween. To charm
. your gathering long past dawn, entertaining experts from Wilton recommend serving an array of lip-
smacking snacks and a sip of "blood red" Strawberry Cooler. These supernatural recipe sensations are sure to
summon vampires of all ages to
enjoy your devilishly delicious
treats ... and maybe a few tricks.

Vampire Cake
Makes about 16 servings
Pound Cake (recipe available
at www.wilton.com)
Dimensions 3-D Skull Pan
Buttercream icing
Black Icing Color
Red Sparkle Gel
Black string licorice
Prepare pound cake in Skull Pan
following recipe instructions. Cool
completely. Assemble skull halves,
attaching with icing, on cake board or
serving plate.
Tint small amount of icing black
with icing color. Tint remainder
of icing gray with small amount of
black icing color.
Fill in indented mouth and eye area
with black icing; smooth with finger
dipped in cornstarch. Build up cheeks
and nose with gray tinted icing. Cover
skull with tip 18 gray stars. Add tip 8
black outline eyebrows. Pipe tip
5 white teeth, fangs and eye
highlights. Add red Sparkle Gel lips.
Insert licorice for hair.

Vampire Fang Cookies
Makes about 2 dozen cookies
Roll-Out Cookie Dough
(recipe available at www.
Lips Comfort-Grip Cutter
Royal icing
Black Icing Color
Red Icing Color
White spice drops
Granulated sugar
White candy-coated gum
Red Sparkle Gel
Prepare and roll out cookie dough.
Cut cookies using Lips Comfort-Grip
Cutter. Bake and cool.
Tint royal icing black and red. Use
tip 8 and outline lips with
red royal icing; fill in with tip
3 black icing; pat smooth wiih finger
dipped in cornstarch
Roll out spice drops on surface
sprinkled with granulated sugar.
cut into trIngIle, for fangs Arrange
gum "teeth" and piece drop fangs
Overpipe red lips with red Sparkle

Fright Nite Cupcakes
Each serves 1
Favorite cupcake recipe or mix
Buttercream icing
Knife Royal Icing Decorations
Red Decorating Gel
Bake favorite cupcakes in Halloween
baking cups. Cool completely. Spatula ice
cupcake top. Insert knife icing decoration;
add red decorating gel.

Vampire's Bite Cupcakes
Each serves 1
Favorite cupcake recipe or mix
Take A Bite Mark baking cups
Buttercream icing
Red Decorating Gel
Red Colored Sugar
Bake favorite cupcakes in Take A Bite
Mark baking cups. Cool completely.
Pipe tip 22 white buttercream swirl on
cupcake top. Add red decorating gel to
cut area on baking cup. Sprinkle with red
colored sugar.

Freaky Fingers
Strawberry Cooler
Make about 6-1/2 cups
1 package (16 ounces) frozen
strawberries with no sugar added,
thawed but still cool
1 package (.14 ounce)
unsweetened strawberry
soft drink mix
4 cups water
1-1/2 cups lemon-lime soda
1/3 cup granulated sugar
Freaky Fingers Candy Straws
(see below)
In the bowl of food processor, pulse frozen
strawberries until completely pureed. Strain
strawberries to remove seeds.
In large pitcher, combine strawberry
puree, soft drink mix, water, lemon-lime
soda and sugar; stir until sugar dissolves.
Pour into glasses; add ice, if desired, and
Freaky Fingers Candy Straws. To drink,
bite end from finger candy and sip.

Freaky Fingers Candy
Maakes 6 .n1gers per mold
White Candy Melts
Skeleton Fingers Pretzel Mold
Drinking straws
Melt Candy Melts following package
instructions; pour into Skeleton Fingers
Mold. Insert drinking straw where pretzel
fits in mold; rotate straw to cover with
melted candy. Refrigerateuntil set, about
15 minutes. Remove from mold.

Wickedly Wonderful
Werewolf Pops
Makes about 8 pops
Round Cookie Pop Pan
2 tablespoons margarine
or butter
2 cups miniature
3 cups crisp chocolate-
coated rice cereal
8 8-inch Cookie Sticks
Dark Cocoa Candy
Yellow Candy Melts
Brown candy-coated
Candy corn
Spray Round Cookie Pop Pan
and spatula or wooden spoon
with vegetable pan spray.
In large microwave-safe
bowl, melt margarine and
marshmallows together; stir
to combine. Add cereal; stir
until well coated. Press into
prepared pan, leaving top edge
uneven. Insert Cookie Sticks.
Let cool; remove from pan.
Repeat with remaining cereal
mixture, reheating mixture
in microwave if needed to
make it easier to work with.
Reserve any leftover cereal.
With knife, cut dark cocoa
Candy Melts into fourths;
with melted candy, attach
2 to the top of each pop,
pointed side up, for ears.
Cut 1/4 off yellow Candy
Melts; attach 2 larger pieces
with melted candy for
eyes. Attach candy-coated
chocolate pupils and nose.
Cut pointed end from candy
corn; attach for teeth with
melted candy. Add additional
small pieces of cereal mixture
for eyebrows. Arrange pops in
seasonal container.

Frightfully Fun
Werewolf Cake
Makes about 16 servings
Pound Cake (recipe available
at www.wilton.com)
3-D Cuddly Bear Set
White Rolled Fondant
2 dowel rods Chocolate
Buttercream Icing (recipe
available at www.wilton.com)
Rotary Cutter
2 each Bright Green and
Purple Sugar Sheets!
Edible Decorating Paper
Piping Gel (optional)
1 each Bright Yellow,
Light Pink, White and
Black Sugar Sheets!
Edible Decorating Paper
Flaked coconut
Brown and Black Icing
Bake and cool pound cake recipe
in 3-D Cuddly Bear baking pan
following pan instructions. Cool
completely. Roll two 3 inch x
1-1/4-inch fondant logs; insert
dowel rods, leaving 2 inches of
dowel rod exposed. Insert into cake
for arms.
Spatula ice cake and arms with
chocolate buttercream icing, build-
ing up ears to a point at top of head.
With Rotary Cutter, cut two purple
shirt shapes and two green pants
shapes from Sugar Sheets! Attach
to front and back of bear, wrapping
around to meet, using piping gel,
if desired. Cutout pink triangles
for ears, yellow eyes, black circle
pupils and nose, black mouth and
white triangle fangs; attach.
Tint coconut with brown and
black icing color; press into icing
for fur. Tint small amount of choco-
late icing black; add tip 22 pull-out
star claws on ends of arms.

For additional Halloween ideas and directions for making all
your vampire and werewolf goodies, go to www.wilton.com.

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o actors have to be as moral

the parts they play?

iMembers of legendary gospel singer Ma-
Iia Jackson's estate are aghast that 2004
erican Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino
Become pregnant by a married man as
prepares to play the Queen of Gospel in
biographical film "Mahalial"
Producers are also furious with Fantasia,
27, for not telling them about her unexpect-
ed pregnancy until she was four months in.

"She [initially] claimed that she was putting
on weight for the role," an insider said.
Production of the movie has been
pushed back because of Fanta-
sia's pregnancy with her mar- a
ried boyfriend, Antwaun pook. *
"The family thinks if Fantasia
plays the role, it's going to
sully the name of Mahalia,"
executive producer Adri-
an Taylor told us. "They
think she's got the wrong
Please turn to FANTASIA6


Police say a singer known for his 1990 chart-topping love song was hauled off a
Massachusetts stage and arrested on charges of owing $420,000 in unpaid child sup-
Steven Bernard Hill of Las Vegas was arrested recently at the MassMutual Center,
where he was performing on tour.
Hill performs as Stevie B and is best known for the song "Because I Love You (The
Postman Song)." It reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts in late 1990.
Springfield police Sgt. John M. Delaney tells the Springfield Republican that Hill
was surprised by the arrest and concerned that he might miss a weekend show in
Providence, Rhode Island.
Hill is scheduled to be arraigned. He couldn't be reached for comment. Police didn't
know if he had an attorney.

One of Jamaica's most popular deejays has been charged with murder.
A police statement issued says dancehall star Vybz Kartel was charged with mur-
der, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm.
Police accuse the rapper, whose real is Adijah Palmer, of conspiring with others to
kill a 27-year-old promoter who was slain on a street corner earlier this year.
Kartel's defense attorney, Tom Tavares-Finson, could not be reached for comment.
The 35-year-old Kartel was initially arrested recently for marijuana possession.

Kanye West fashion line a surprising hit

By The Associated Press

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4' ." .


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PARIS Fashion's most
famous aficionado, music
star'Kanye West, turned pro
recently with a luxuri-
Sous hard-edged women's
collection that bucked
all the stereotypes about
celebrity designers.
West has been a front-row
fixture at fashion shows for
\ears, but industry insiders
had greeted news that he was
planning to launch a line of
his own with a more than

hefty dose of skepti-
cism and plenty
of barbed quips
about how it
would surely be
SLindsay Lohan's
leggings line all
over again.
Sure, West
;'- didn't reinvent
- : the wheel:
You could

see the influence of established
designers many of shows he
frequented over the years. There
was a bit of Balmain in the short,
sex-drenched dresses and some
Givenchy in the gothic, bondage-
y leather jackets and skirts, for
But luxed-up streetwear ele-
ments, like hooded jackets made in
a mosaic of crocodile skins, gave
the collection a unique voice of its
The specifics of the project re-
mained foggy: The extent of West's
involvement in the actual design
remained unclear, as did the iden-
tities of those on his design team.
But West's emotional attachment
to the brand was clear.
Speaking to reporters after the
show, the seasoned performer kept
repeating "I'm so scared; I'm so
"The biggest conversation I hope
I can end tonight is whole 'celebrity
designer' thing," he said once he'd
managed to collect himself. "That's

the biggest hurdle when you want
to get amazing people to work for
Another challenge, he added, was
figuring out with whom to work.
The fashion industry is notoriously
opaque and often inscrutable for
outsiders, even ones as well con-
nected as he.
Celebrities (R&B singer Ciara),
designers (Joseph Altuzarra, Alex-
ander Wang and Olivier Theyskens)
and celebrity designers (the Olsen
twins) turned out for West's show,
which was hands-down the event
on Paris' spring-summer 2012
Ciara, defying the stifling weath-
er in a fur stole, said "he did a
great job. I walked away from this
show feeling like I would love to
wear this line. There is so much in
it that's right up my alley.
"Especially since for me, it's so
cool to see someone co#4evem our
music world and do son'grthing like
this. It's really hard," she said dur-
ing a backstage interview.

'Real Housewives of Atlanta'

star opens modeling school

By Danielle Pointdujor

Cynthia Bailey is best
known for her role on the Real
Housewives of Atlanta, but be-
fore she was a housewife, Cyn-
thia was a model traveling the
globe and gracing catwalks
in the latest couture designs.
So, what better way to keep
her model days alive than by
opening her very own model-
ing agency, The Bailey Agency.
Here are reasons we're excited
for Cynthia's new modeling

As a model of color in the
fashion industry, Cynthia defi-
nitely knows how hard it is for
Black models to get the respect
and shine their due. Hopeful-
ly, through The Bailey Agency,
Cynthia will be able to open
doors for other Black models
to achieve their dreams. Who
knows, the next Naomi Camp-
bell could be walking through
Cynthia's doors right nowl

No model worth their weight
doesn't have contacts at some
of the best fashion houses in
the world. If Cynthia is as good
as she claims, the designers
and fashions her models will
have access to will be major. We
can't wait to see who Cynthia's
agency hooks up with to lend a
hand in getting her ladies to the
top, and we just know Cynthia
has good taste...remember her
custom wedding dress?!

For years we've had to put up
with Tyra Banks and her Amer-
ica's Next Top Model show dom-
inating the scene, but with The
Bailey Agency up and running
it might finally be Cynthia's
time to shine. With her home
base in one of the country's
major entertainment scenes,
Atlanta, Cynthia is in the per-
fect place to break away from
ROHA and strike out on her
own with a show about models
and fashion that's bigger and
better than anything out now.

Keith Sweat

pens new book

By EURweb.com

While Keith Sweat is making
his way back into the music in-
dustry again, he's made his de-
but as an author.
The singer gives readers ad-
vice on relationships and love
with "Make It Last Forever: The
Do's and Don'ts."
"It's about what you should do
in your relationship and what
you shouldn't
do in your rela-
tionship to make
it last forever,"
Keith told S2S.
erotic novel- SWEAT
ist Zane helped
out with the project as well,
publishing it via her company
Simon and Schuster. It'll be re-
leased in early 2012.
In the book, the sexologist
and love professional advises
women to be bold and tell their
men what they expect in bed.
"Ladies, tell your man what
you like. Don't expect him to
already kriow." he urged. "Now,
most women feel that telling a
man how she wants to be made
love to-she feels that might hurt
a man's ego. But a real man is
acceptable to a woman telling
him what she loves and what
she doesn't like in the bedroom."
He continued, "If she doesn't
tell him what she likes and he
continues giving it to her the
wrong way, nine times out of
ten she's gonna go somewhere
else and get it from somebody
that's giving it to her the way
she wants it."
While the book is being pro-
moted, Keith's next album,
which is without a title, will be
released pretty soon.
.It's not going to be called
'Open Invitation' because Tyrese
has the same title and we didn't
know that so we have to change
it," he Keith explained. "It's'ei-
ther 'Til the Morning' or 'High
As the Sun'".
But that's not all. The singer
and now entrepreneur has been
sharing his tidbits of love advice
via his syndicated radio show,
"The Sweat Hotel."

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Martelly meets with

'Baby Doc,' Aristide

By Trenton Daniel

Haiti's president met With for-
mer president Jean-Bertrand
Aristide and former dictator
Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duva-
lier last week in an,effort to rec-
oncile the Caribbean country
with its troubled past. President
Michel Martelly, who recently
sat down with 1988 coup leader
Prosper Avril, said the meetings
were part of an organized effort
to bring together former lead-
ers so they can help Haiti pull
together and rebuild from last
year's devastating earthquake.
The occasion, unprecedent-
ed by former Haitian leaders,
prompted Aristide to make his
first public speech on national
television since he returned
from South Africa in March af-
ter seven years in exile.
"This visit reinforces all the
steps that have been made so

page in the history of Haiti,"
Martelly told AP after meeting
with Haiti's other former lead-
er, Duvalier. "It's time for us to
Martelly, a ribald musician
before he was elected to the
presidency in March, was once
openly critical of Aristide, a
Roman Catholic priest-turned-
two-time president who was
ousted in 1991 by a military
coup and in 2004 by a ragtag
group of former soldiers. Differ-
ences were apparently set aside
at the meeting.
"He received me as one of his
own," Martelly said of Aristide.
"We are all Haitians on this
land that's the signal we
need to send out."
Martelly said he hopes to
meet with other former Haitian
leaders soon, including his pre-
decessor, former president Rene
Preval. Martelly met in the af-

Haiti's President Michel Martelly embraces Jean-
Bertrand Aristide, former president.

that we can put our-heads to-
gether," Aristide said in a video-
tape of his talk with the presi-
dent while sitting with his wife,
The National Palace released
the video recently to The Associ-
ated Press.
Haiti needs "to speak, to dia-
logue, to unite so that the coun-
try can become more beautiful,"
Aristide said at his home on the
edge of Port-au-Prince. Mar-
telly earlier told The Associated
Press that the two discussed a
range of topics, from education
to security to reconciliation.
"We are writing a very special

ternoon with Duvalier for an
hour at a private villa in the
lush hills above Haiti's capital,
where the two posed in a pavil-
ion for images captured by na-
tional television. Longtime sup-
porters, including Duvalier's
partner Veronique Roy and at-
torney Reynold Georges, joined
them. Duvalier made an unex-
pected return in January af-
ter 25 years in exile in France.
Shortly after, the former despot
was charged with embezzle-
ment, human rights abuses
and other crimes but efforts to
move forward on the prosecu-
tion have stalled.

Haiti sees jump in cholera cases

By Trenton Daniel

The number of cholera cases
seen in the Haitian capital has
jumped about threefold in re-
cent weeks, an official with a
foreign aid group said recently.
Pascale Zintzen, deputy head
of mission for Doctors With-
out Borders, said the group's
four treatment centers in the
Port-au-Prince metropolitan
area have handled as many
as 850 cases in a single week

lately. That compares with
about 250 cases a week more
than a month ago. The rise is
largely attributed to the second
rainy season of the year, when
showers and floods cause the
waterborne disease to spread
freely in the crowded and un-
sanitary capital, Zintzen said.
One cholera treatment center
in the densely packed Port-au-
Prince area of Martissaint has
90 beds for patients but is al-
most out of space, she said.

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-Miami Times photo/Randy Grice
Rose-Marie Lindo (right) holds up a photo of her slain daughter, Rooldine Lindor.

Mother seeks

justice for

slain daughter

By Randy Grice

Since the turmoil of the 2Q10 earth-
quake in Haiti, many Haitians have
retreated to the neighboring Domini-
can Republic. Recently, Rose-Marie
Lindor held a press conference in
Miami to bring international attention
to the murder of her daughter in the
Dominican Republic.
"In the Dominican Republic when
something like this happens, it is very
difficult to find justice," Lindor said.
"We are trying to find a lawyer to as-
sist us and that is why I have been
traveling trying to plead my situation.
One of the guys who killed my daugh-
ter is also a military man and they
have six lawyers representing them.
So far the Haitian government claims
that they have two lawyers at our dis-
posal but so far I don't know how true
that is."
Rooldine Lindor, 20, was raped and
murdered by three Dominicans on
July 12th, while apartment hunting
in the Dominican Republic. Rooldine
was one of three children and a college
student in the Dominican Republic.
Rose-Marie was also accompanied by
Marleine Bastien, executive director of

* Fanim'Ayisyen'Nan Miami (FANM).
"We want to get support and justice
for her daughter," said Bastien. "The
perpetrators have been let out of jail
and one of them is connected to very
powerful officials in the Dominican
Republic and there is a fear that they
might walk out. Mrs. Lindor lives in
Haiti, she has no support and she is
traveling not only to receive counsel-
ing services, she is suffering from post
traumatic stress syndrome, but also
to speak to human right organizations
so that justice can be served for the
murder of her daughter."
Currently there is an online petition
that people can sign to ask for justice
for the murder of the 20-year-old.
This was the first visit to the U.S.
for the grieving mother, who also
attended meetings with community
leaders as well as several human
rights organizations throughout the
"I want all of you here to do what-
ever you can to help me find justice
for my daughter," Rose-Marie said.
"My daughter was very polite and very
respectful. She was 20 and I've never
had any problems with her or had
anything going wrong with her. She
was a very nice, a very nice girl."

Haiti gov't
Back from exile, former strong- a former mi
man Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" dor under t
Duvalier lives in a villa in the as a close
hills above Haiti's capital. His And at lea
son serves as a consultant to members of
the country's president, Michel including t
Martelly, while others with links ister, are tl
to Duvalier's hated and feared dictatorship
regime work for the adminis- Jean-Charlc
tration. Duvalier himself is ru- who lived
mored to be ill and appears too are uneasy
frail to return to power. But for aligned witl
many Haitians who remember previous po
the ex-dictator's brutal rule, the a history
rise of his loyalists to the new wing causes
president's inner circle triggers "They've 1
suspicions about where Mar- years," Jear
telly's loyalties lie. Such devel- valier's sur
opments might be shrugged off they're bad
in many countries, but not in back in pow
Haiti, where much of the politi- Martelly's
cal establishment for the past 15 least partly
years has consisted of people as- cause his o0
sociated with the mass uprising houses of
that forced "Baby Doc" to flee the less, Jean-(
country for France in 1986. Now, under forn

links to old regime prompt

minister and ambassa-
:he regime is serving
adviser to Martelly.
st five high-ranking
f the administration,
he new prime min-
he children of senior
Officials. Sen. Moise
es said he and others
through those years
that Duvalierists are
h a president with no
litical experience and
of supporting right-
been nostalgic for 25
n-Charles said of Du-
pportets. "And now,
k in the country and
i powers will be at
y held in check be-
pponents control both
parliament. Nonethe-
Charles, an ex-mayor
ner president Jean-

Haiti's President Michel Martelly, center, shakes hands with former Haitian dictat
Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier.

Bertrand Aristide, has taken his
concerns to radio stations and
the senate floor. Human rights
advocates have echoed similar
warnings, especially after a rau-
cous protest staged by Duvalier
supporters last month disrupted
a news conference calling for the
ex-dictator's prosecution.
"There's a lot of worry," said
Haitian economist and sociolo-
a gist Camille Chalmers. "The po-
litical circle is made up of Duva-
Martelly spokesman Lucien
Jura told The Associated Press
that the appointments were
based on individual qualifica-
tions rather than political affili-
"As President Martelly said
before, he's not excluding," Jura
said. "If the citizen is competent,
honest and has good will ... re-
or gardless of the political sector

he's in, he's welcome."

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* Spelman College will
hold a reception for recruit-
ing in Ft. Lauderdale October
18-21. The reception will be
held at the Hilton Miami Down-
town. For more information,
contact Allyson Smith, admis-
sions counselor via email at
asmith8@spelman.edu or 404-

Our Fathers Business,
Women Transitioning Pro-
gram is hosting computer
classes. Women, if you would
like to learn basic computer
skills or just seeking to up-
grade computer knowledge,
sign up for October classes to-
day. For more information, call

S The Miami Jazz Society,
Miami Tower, Sky Lounge
and Community Cultural
Discovery Exchange pres-
ents the fall downtown jazz se-
ries and downtown film series
during the month of October at
the Miami Tower Sky Lounge
and the Intercontinental Miami
Indigo Bar. For more informa-
tion, contact Keith Clarke at

100 Black Men of South
Florida presents The Infinite
Scholar Program. An info ses-
Vions will be held on Wednes-
day, October 19 from 9 a.m.-4
p.m. at Sweet Home Mission-
ary Baptist Church. Seniors
must bring copies of high
school transcripts, ACT/SAT
scores and two letters of rec-
ommendation. Registration at
the event will also be available.
Contact Cliff Thomas at 786-
517-1530 or Sherry Reese at

Brown Mackie College
Miami, is having their Open
House on Wednesday, October
19 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Regis-
ter at 305-341-6600.

SThe Habitat for Human-
ity of Greater Miami will
have homeownership applica-
tion meetings at several loca-
tions: Wednesday, October 19
at 6:30 p.m. at African Heri-
tage Cultural Arts Center; Sat-
urday, October 22 at 9 a.m. at
Ministerio C.E.L.A.; and Satur-
day, October 22 at 9:30 a.m.
at Overtown Youth Center.
For more information, contact
McKenzie Moore at 305-634-

Miami-Dade County Of-
fice of Community Advo-
cacy is having "DMV to Go,"
on Thursday, October 20 from
9:30 a.m,-2:30 p.m. at the Ste-
phen P. Clark Center, Main Lob-
by. For more information, call

Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr.
Bar Association presents the
4th Annual Black Judicial Fo-
rum on Thursday, October 20
from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at
the Hyatt Regency Miami. For
more information, contact Ni-
cole M. Ellis at 305-982-6610.

Knit Love Into It, is

hosting two knitting parties to
make knitted hats for elderly
and disabled clients. The par-
ties will be held Friday, Octo-
ber 21 and Friday, November
18 from 4-7 p.m. at United
HomeCare in Doral. For more
information, contact jencruz@

In honor of Domestic
Violence Month, Jonathan
Spikes, Inc. in collaboration
with Safespace Foundation,
Inc. presents Evolution to
Freedom Wine and Cheese Re-
ception on Saturday, October
21 from 6-9 p.m. at Art Fusion
Gallery. For more information,
visit www.jonathanspikes.com.

Miami Jackson Alumni
Class of 1969 will celebrate
their 2nd Annual 69'ers Birth-
day Bash on Friday, October
21 at 8 p.m. For more informa-
tion, contact Sharon Demeritte
Forbes at 305-620-4827.

The Booker T. Washing-
ton Class of 1961 is host-
ing its annual Prayer Break-
fast/Scholarship Fund Raiser
on Saturday, October 22 at 9
a.m. at the Church of the Open
Door. For more information,
call 305-688-7072.

- Pet--Supermarket and
Miami-Dade Parks is hosting
Barktoberfest, a fall harvest
festival for dogs on Saturday,
October 22, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
at East Greynolds Dog Park.

Free community event
for minority contractors will
be held on Saturday, October
22 from 2-6 p.m. on NW 90th
Street and NW 22nd Avenue
(across from Valero Gas Sta-

"A Spooky Symphony,"
featuring The Greater Miami
Youth Symphony and the Al-
hambra Orchestra, is a free
Halloween family concert. It
will be held Sunday, October 23
at 3 p.m. at The Olympia The-
ater at The Gusman Center for
the Performing Arts. For more
information, call 305-267-3002
or 305-668-9260.

The Miami Northwest-
ern Class of 72 Reunion
Committee and The Cen-
tral Alumni Association
are sponsoring the 3rd An-
nual Commissioner's Cup Bowl
on Monday, October 24 from
8 p.m.-12 a.m. at El Palacio
Sports Hotel. For more infor-
mation, contact Don Williams
at 954-376-0656 or D.C. Clark
at 305-342-5864.

The Miami-Dade County
Business Affairs and Con-
sumer Protection will host
free small claims court clinic on
Wednesday, October 26 from
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. in the audi-
torium of the Miami-Dade Fire
Rescue headquarters in Doral.
For more information, call the
Department at 305-375-3677.

The State Attorney's
Office is having their 'Second


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Chai Community Ser-
vices will host "Gotta Get a
Turkey Giveaway" on Tuesday,
November 22 from 2-5 p.m. at
Christ of God Tabernacle. First
come, first serve to 500 fami-
lies. For more information, call

The College of Arts and
Science Art and Art History
Department at UM presents
the 4th Cane Fair featuring art-
work of UM students. The exhi-
bition will run from November
29, 2011 to January 27, 2012
at the Wynwood Project Space.
For more information, call 305-

Dad's for Justice, a pro-
gram under Chai Community
Services assists non-custodial
parents through Miami-Dade
State Attorney's Office. For
more information, or to sched-
ule an appointment, call 786-

Jewels Baton Twirling
Academy is now accepting
registration for the 2012 sea-
son. This is a fun way to keep
your child occupied outside of
school. Open to those who at-
tend any elementary schools
within the 33147, 33142, 33150
zip codes and actively attend
church. Contact Elder Tanya
Jackson at 786-357-4939 to
sign up.

Chance' Sealing and Expunge-
ment Program on Thursday,.
October 27 from 4-7 p.m. at
Culmer Community Center.
For more information, call the
State Attorney's Office Com-
m.unity Outreach Division at

Jackson North Medi-
cal Center invites all breast
cancer survivors to a "Survi-
vorship is. Life Reception and
Celebration." It will be held on
Thursday, October 27 at 6 p.m.
at Jackson North Medical Cen-
ter, Second Floor Auditorium.

The University of Mi-
ami College of Arts and Sci-
ences' Department of Art
and Art History and Zadok
Gallery present a lecture by
renowned artist Marshall Aris-
man. It will be held on Thurs-
day, October 27 at 7 p.m. at
the College of Arts and Sci-
ences (CAS) Gallery located at
the Wesley Foundation in Coral
Gables. For more information,
contact Zadok Gallery at 305-

South Miami-Dade Cul-
tural Arts Center (SMDCAC)
presents "In Your Presence," a
live recording worship experi-
ence with Christina Robinson,
South Florida Gospel Award
winner on Saturday, October
29 at 8 p.m. For information,
call 786-573-5300.

Women in Distress is
'having it's 13th Annual' Safe-
walk 5K run on Saturday, Octo-
ber 29. For more information,
contact Courney Holshouser at
954-760-9800 ext. 1253.

Booker T. Washington
Class of 1965, Inc. presents
a Halloween Spooktacular
Dance on Saturday, October
29 from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. For in-
formation, contact Lebbie Lee
at 305-213-0188.

P.H.I.R.S.T. Impres-
sionz, a dinner poetry event
returns at Oasis Cafe in North
Miami. It will be held on Sun-
days, October 30, November
27 and December 18 at 7 p.m.
For more information, call

Miami Northwestern
Class of 1965 invites the
class of 1964 and 1966 to wor-
ship with us at New Jerusalem
Baptist Church on October
30th at 10:45 a.m. For more
information, contact Margue-
rite Bivins-Mosley at 305-635-

The Booker T. Wash-
ington Class of 1964 will be
meeting Thursday, November
13 at 6:30 p.m. at the African
Heritage Cultural Arts Center.
For more information, contact
G. Hunter at 305-632-6506.

The Miami Northwest-
ern Class of 1967 will meet
Wednesday, November 19 at
7 p.m. at the home of Mrs.
Queen Hall in Miami Gar-
dens; Meetings are the second
Wednesday of each month.
The remaining calendar date
is December 14. Any ques-
tions, contact Elaine Mellerson
at 305-757-4471 or 786-227-

ers, drill team, majorettes,
dance line, flagettes and band
members for the upcoming
Soul Bowl Alumni Pep Rally.
For more information, call 305-
651-5599 or 786-256-2609.

The Miami-Dade Com-
munity Action Agency's
(CAA) Head Start Program
has immediate openings for
comprehensive child, care at
the South Miami Head Start
Center. For more information,
call Adrienne, Jennifer of Sofia
at 305-665-4684.

Looking for all Evans
County High School Alum-
ni to create a South Florida
Alumni Contact Roster. If you
attended or graduated from
Evans County High School
in Claxton, Georgia, contact
Gwendolyn Levant Bryant at
305-829-1345 or Lottie Nesby
Brown at 786-514-4912.

S.A.V. (Survivors
Against Violence) is a bible-
based program for young peo-
ple and meets at Betty T. Fer-
guson Center in Miami Gardens
each week. For information,
contact Minister Eric Robinson
at 954-548-4323 or www.sav-

Empowerment Tutoring
in Miami Gardens offers free
tutoring with trained teachers.
For more information, call 305-

erals Alumni Association is
calling all former cheerlead-. U Merry Poppins Daycate/

Sing A Long
Sound ol Music

Kindergarten in Miami has
free open enrollment for VPK,
all day program. For informa-
tion, contact Ruby P. White or
Lakeysha Anderson at 305-693-

Calling healthy ladies 50+
to start a softball team for fun
and laughs. Be apart of this his-
torical adventure. Twenty-four
start-up players needed. For
more information, call Jean at
305-688-3322 or Coach Ro-
zier at 305-389-0288.

The Miami Northwest-
ern Class of 1962 meets on
the second Saturday of each
month at '4 p.m. at the Afri-
can Heritage Cultural Arts
Center. We are beginning to
make plans for our 50th Re-
union. For more information,
contact Evelyn at 305-621-

Looking for all former
Montanari employees to get
reacquainted. Meetings are
held on the last Saturday of
each month at 9 a.m. For
more information, contact
Loletta Forbes at 786-593-
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Sing A-Long Sound of Music Sun., Dec. 4 -
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pre-show costume contest. Bring proof of ticket purchase to
Costume World and receive discount on costume rental.
Ballet Etudes Presents: The Nutcracker Dec. 17 & 18
Golden Dragon Acrobats Fri., Jan. 13
Black Violin Sat., Jan. 14
Step Afrika Sun., Jan. 15
Arc Attack Sun., Jan. 29
The Original Florida Follies
S "Dancing Down Memory Lane" Sun., Feb. 26
Rhythmic Circus Sat., Mar. 24
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Barrino's prgclnancy has
also caused chaos with sched-
uling conflicts because film-
ing has been dr1.i\cd until
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fall 2012. Barrino has been
asked to start filming as soon
as January and is in negotia-
tions to alter her contract to
allow time for breast-feeding
and nurturing her child on
In the meantime, producers
are working to find a replace-
ment if Barrino doesn't agree
to start shooting after New
Year's. Missy Elliott has been
Because of the unexpected
bump, the film's budget has

been increased from $23 mil-
lion to $27 million.
Dino Gankendorff, who rep-
resents Mahalia Jackson's
estate, told us, "I'm not really
aware of any objections that
the heirs have to the.casting
of Fantasia. I understand that
they were getting ready to film
and that she is pregnant, and
I don't know who is she preg-
nant by."
Barrino's rep said, "This is
the first time I've heard about
this. I have no comment."


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Pilots contract threaten American Airlines bankruptcy

Earnings report today will talk story

By Charisse Jones

Trading in shares of Ameri-
can Airlines was temporarily
halted recently for the second
time this month.
The halt, triggered automat-
ically when the share price
of American parent company
AMR fell dramatically, came
after the airline and its pilots
union failed over the weekend
to agree on a new contact.
Trading also paused on Oct.
3 when the price fell amid
speculation about the airline
possibly restructuring under
bankruptcy protection. AMR
said that wasn't what the air-
line intended or wanted to do.
The volatility points up
concerns about the airline's

"I think there's just a lot of
concern about what's going
to be the fate of the com-
pany," said airline analyst
Basili Alukos of investment
research firm Morningstar.
"The thinking is if there is
no deal (with pilots), that
increases the likelihood it is
going to look at bankruptcy
or some other means to rene-
gdtiate those contracts."

When it reports earnings for
the third quarter on Wednes-
day, analysts expect it to be
the lone major U.S. carrier to
show a loss -just as it was
the only major one not to post
a profit at the end of last year.

American 'said there was
no company-driven news"
that caused Monday's volatil-
ity. AMR shares fell 18 cents,
or 6.1 percent, to close at
$2.76, after falling to $2.61
But American spokeswom-
an Missy Cousino said the
airline and pilots union plan
to meet later this week.
"While some work remains,
we are optimistic and believe
there is a path to an agree-
ment," she said.
Henry Harteveldt, co-found-
er of Atmosphere Research
Group, a travel-focused mar-
ket research company, said
Monday's scare could serve
as "a big motivator to both the
airline and the pilots to get
their acts together and try to
find an arrangement."

American faces several
challenges. It's become the
third-largest U.S. carrier
as United and Continental
merge and Delta and
Northwest already
have. It has the
highest labor costs
of any U.S. air-
line and high fuel
and maintenance
costs because of
an aging fleet.
It has pared flights to
match the number of pas-
sengers wanting to fly and
has ordered hundreds of new
"We know we need to im-
prove our results, and we are
keenly focused as we work
to achieve that," American
spokesman Andrew Backover
said earlier this month.

Study: Tax

break didn't

create jobs

Senate says repatriated

profits went to executive

pay raises

By Paul Davidson

A Senate panel recently released a study
that concluded a 2004 law giving U.S.
corporations a huge tax break to bring
foreign profits bak home, did,nothing.to _
create jobs, undercutting new proposals
for a similar initiative to boost the listless
The report found that overall, firms that
took advantage of the America Jobs Cre-
ation Act to repatriate overseas income
from 2004 to 2006 actually cut jobs and
research spending, while raising stock
buybacks and executive pay.
Although the companies were required
to use the money for job growth and other
investment stock buybacks and execu-
tive compensation were prohibited no
documentation was required, the study
"There is no evidence that the previous
repatriation tax giveaway put Americans
to work," said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.,
who chairs the Senate Permanent Subcom-
mittee on Investigations. Some companies
moved operations overseas to get the tax
break, causing job losses, said the report
by the panel's Democratic majority.
Many Republicans, business trade groups
and top corporations have called for a tax
break for multinationals that repatriate
foreign earnings, arguing it could pump as
much as $1 trillion into the economy and
create up to several million jobs.
Martin Regalia, chief economist at the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, says the Sen-
ate report ignores the fact that even stock
repurchases and increased dividends boost
consumer spending, which indirectly bol-
sters the economy and employment.
Overseas earnings of U.S. firms are
taxed only when they're returned to the
U.S. From 2004 through 2006, Congress
allowed qualified foreign income brought
home to be taxed at a 5.25 percent effec-
tive rate instead of the usual 35 percent, to
spur investment and hiring.
The Senate panel examined the 15 firms
that brought the most income home, ac-
counting for more than half of all the earn-
ings repatriated. It found they employed
nearly 21,000 fewer people in the U.S. in
2007 than in 2004.

And our global find-
ings mirrored the
influence of U.S.
women at the top:
Foreign companies
led by women have
a higher percentage
of women in senior
management at 25
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Women at top br

along other wom

By Irene Natividad

Carol Bartz's abrupt departure front
Yahoo recently was a blow to a techn
industry that already has few female
But the good news is that Meg Whiti
former eBay chief, has been named C
of Hewlett-Paokard. Other women sh
rejoice. Why? When a female CEO he
a major corporation, she generates o]
nities for women in that company.
In a study released last month, our
search group studied 112 female CE(
39 countries over a one-year period a
found their influence has a positive i
on hiring and promoting other wome
Companies led by women have more
directors in board rooms and in exec
Here's what's happening in the U.S
Six U.S. companies are listed amo
the top 10 firms for women globally.
household names: Avon, Xerox, WellI
Pepsico, Kraft and Sara Lee.
Last year, at 15 U.S. companies ir
Fortune 500 led by women, 23 perce:
senior executives were female compa
with a Fortune 500 average of 16 per
Two companies last year outper-
formed their peers in the hiring of hi
level women: Western Union's former
Christina Gold had an executive tear
five women out of 11, or 45.5 percent
BJ's Wholesale Club CEO Laura J. S
has two female executives out of five
percent. Kraft Foods CEO Irene Rose
Avon CEO Andrea Jung and WellPoir
Angela Braly all have senior manager
teams that are at least one-third wor
This year, the number of female C
Fortune 500 companies dropped to 1
their impact was no less dramatic. Fo
500 companies led by American won
an average of 31 percent female direc
on their boards compared with a 16 1
average in peer companies' boards.
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Senate votes down Obama's

$447 billion jobs package
By Richard Wolf and create jobs now, and the Republicans of-
fering no such immediate job-creation plan.
Despite President Obama's exhortations, Next up, they said: separate Senate votes
the Senate voted down his $447 billion jobs on pieces of the plan, such as an expansion
package last Tuesday by failing to end a of this year's payroll-tax cut, an extension of
Republican-led filibuster, unemployment insurance benefits, and fed-
The bill died on a 50-49 tally, a majority of eral aid for transportation construction.
the 100-member Senate but well short of the "This will just be the first
60 votes needed to keep the bill alive. The act in a long-term play
tally had been 51-48, but Senate Majority here over the nextcou-
Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., switched his vote pie months to try and
11ng to "nay" so he could force a future re-vote, force Congress to
"Tonight's vote is by no means the end of do the things that
this fight," Obama said in a statement after need to be done to I
.en the vote. "Because with so many Americans help the econo-
out of work and so many families struggling, my in the short
-1 ..,owe Ecan't-take 'no'-for an- answer." -,.; ... i-,,,n term,' one senior ,,
The plan would have included Social Secu- aide said, prom- p
".. rity payroll-tax cuts for workers and busi- ising "a series of
m nesses and other tax relief totaling about votes" that will
ology $270 billion. There also was to be $175 bil- "dominate the
CEOs. lion in new spending on roads, school repairs agenda in Wash-
nan, and other infrastructure as well as jobless ington for the bet-
;EO aid and help to local governments to avoid ter part of the year."
would layoffs of teachers, firefighters and police of- Please turn to JOBS 8D
*ads up ficers.
pportu- Republicans opposed the mea-
sure over its spending to stimu-
Sre- late the economy and its tax
Os in surcharge on millionaires. ,
and Even before the vote, Obama
impact and White House officials were
n. planning their next moves. it
female No matter, said two White .
-utive House officials who spoke on
condition of anonymity on the
.: president's plan while he was
ong in Pittsburgh promoting it him-
All are self.
Point, The vote will show Americans where the
two sides stand, they said the presi-
n the dent seeking to jump-start the economy

nt of

m with
it CEO
:EOs at
3, but-
ten had


Denzel Washington gives $2M to Fordham

By Arienne Thompson

"Show me a successful in-
dividual, and I'll show you
someone who has had posi-
tive influences in his or her
life." Those are words of wis-
dom from Oscar-winning ac-
tor Denzel Washington, who
has put (a lot of) his money
where his mouth is with a
very generous gift to his alma
mater, Fordham University.
Washington gifted $2 mil-
lion to the Bronx-based
school for an endowed the-
ater professorship and an ad-
ditional $225,000 to support

undergraduate the-
ater scholarship.
"I wanted to create
the Denzel Washing-
ton Endowed Schol-
arship and Chair in
Theatre at Fordham
in order to offer the
next generation of
students positive in-
fluences," he said in
a statement.
Fordham will wel-
come Cosby Show WASHI
star Phylicia Rashad as the
first teacher in the new pro-
gram supported by Washing-
ton's gift. The school will sub-

sequently bring
in new guest lec-
turers each fall
from the theater
University exec
Roger Milici Jr.
says Fordham is
"deeply" indebted
to Washington.
"His internation-
al reputation and
star power will
IGTON certainly bring
greater interest to Fordham
programs and greater sup-
port for our mission," Milici

Blacks need to make campaigners compete for their vote

By William Reed
NNPA Columnist

Herman Cain's assertion that
Blacks are "brainwashed" and George
Soros' observations that: "Obama has
lost control of the [country's econom-
ic] agenda" and as a result it's been
left "in the hands of the Republican
Party" is the raw, but true state of
Black politics in America.
Because of Blacks'"illusion of inclu-

sion" and penchant for assimilation,
"Black politics" is little more than an
afterthought to many across Ameri-
ca's mainstream media. Blacks' po-
litical role is to support maintenance
of the status quo. Instead of making
sure that measures toward curbing
Black unemployment and underem-
ployment are being carved into the
2012 Democratic Party platform, the
majority of Black activists are sin-
gularly engaged on keeping Barack

Obama in the White House.
An illusion is something
that deceives or misleads in-
tellectually. In the rush for
inclusion in America, the
election of the first Black
president represented the
apex of success in this school
of thought. The folly of that
has fallen to the level that
Blacks' major political pur-
suit is maintenance of the


status quo and Obama as
president. In their moves to
be mainstream Blacks now
eagerly accept "second-
class American" status.
If you look at any social
index, Blacks have much
to complain about. Not just
this Democratic adminis-
tration but most political
administrations over the
years have ignored Blacks

and their political needs. Black activ-
ists must be "brainwashed" or blind
not to see legacies of institutional rac-
ism and discrimination in housing,
education, policing, criminal justice
and employment that continue un-
der Obama's presidency. The average
Black income is $33,916, compared
with $54,920 for Whites. Conserva-
tive Republican Congressman Allen
West offers a different slant on "who
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Will Barack Obama fight for Blacks, and jobs?
By Yolanda Young faces behind those q elements of it: took office, Black un- (jobs plan) up.
numbers. On predawn An extension of employment was 12.6 Fine. But will
While President walks, I've seen the unemployment insur- percent; today it is Obama finally give
Obama once again increasing number of -. r ance. 16.7 percent. In 2009, his supportive base
preaches hope, he homeless sleeping on A new tax credit for 26 percent of Blacks a leader willing to
must remember the sidewalks just blocks hiring the long-term lived in poverty; 27 stand like David and
hopeless the in- from the White House, unemployed. percent do today. De- fight the giant, or
creasing number of and I've wondered Initiatives to re- spite those cold facts, will he again forsake
Americans who live in whether Obama has build and revitalize and even though the them as Demas did
poverty, seen them, too. While, communities hardest situation appears St. Paul?

The Census Bureau
recently reported that
one in six or 46.2
million Americans
live in poverty, the
highest number in
more than 50 years.
And Blacks have the
highest poverty rate of
any group.
I've also seen the

of course, he is presi-
dent of all Americans,
Obama is wise to fi-
nally propose policies
that should help poor
Blacks. But propos-
als are not enough. It
will help Blacks only if
he fights for and wins
passage of his jobs
bill, or at least these

U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle greet well-
wishers after Obama addressed the Congressional Black Caucus
Foundation Annual Phoenix Awards at the Washington Convention
center on September 24, 2011.

hit by the recession.
A plan for subsi-
dized jobs.
Though Obama in-
herited a bad economy
from President Bush,
he must admit that
things have grown
worse during his pres-
idency, particularly for
Blacks. When Obama

hopeless, Black peo-
ple keep the faith in
Obama with an 84
percent approval rat-
ing. So it was not sur-
prising that the presi-
dent, after his recent
jobs speech, urged a
White House gather-
ing of Black journal-
ists to "pump this

In an editorial
in Street Sense, a
newspaper about the
homeless, Jeffery Mc-
Neil wrote that "al-
though Obama's ce-
rebral approach may
be understandable,
the Black commu-
nity would like to see
some more fight."


bank on

holiday jobs

Retailers prepare for temporary hires

By Randy Grice

While seasonal employ-
ment opportunities aren't
as available as they were
in the past, many are say-
ing now is the time to act if
you're interested in getting
hired for the holidays.
"The demand for labor
changes with the seasons,"
said Abbass Entessari,
dean of the school of busi-
ness at Florida Memo-
rial University (FMU). "In
Florida when it is time to
pick fruit, the agricultural
market hires more people.
We have a tourism and en-
tertainment market down
here. The demand for the
product witl determine hir-
ing rates in most cases."
According to the U.S.
Department of Labor Sta-
tistics, among the major
worker groups, the unem-

Seasonal retail jobs

ployment rates for adult S "
men is 8.8 percent, 8.1
percent for adult women,
24.6 percent for teenagers,
8o0 percent for whites, 16.0
percent for Blacks and 11.3
percent for Hispanics.
Macy's plans to hire .- S -
78,000 employees in their
store and in Bloomingda-
les. JCPenny representa- -
tives also say they will
hire 35,000 employees na-
tionwide. Winn Dixie gro-
cery stores currently have 4'
60 management positions
open throughout Miami- for awhile," he said. "So -through."
Dade, Broward and Palm far I have applied to places Steve Branton, 25, who
Beach counties. like Target and Walmart. I just graduated college, is
Jonathan Kemp, 38, who heard that they were hir- looking for seasonal em-
has been out of work for six ing a lot people this season. ployment as well.
months, said he is otimis- really think the ob situ- "t is really bad out here,"
tic that he will find season- ation .wll start to look up he said "'I have two college
al employment. for a lot of people next yeg.: degrees and I still can't
"I have been out of work If I don't get a job soon, it seem to find a job. I have.
for so long, I don't even will be a very rough holi- applied everywhere from
know what it would feel like day for me and -my family Tony Romas to the cor-
to get a steady pay check but I know God will see us ner store down the street

from my house. The fact
is, I need a job and I need
one now. I have applied to
shops in the mall and other
places I know will probably
need help during the holi-
days, but I am not sure they
will hire me. Most places I
have been to say I am over
qualified, but with no mon-
ey in my pocket I feel just
like everyone else."

Blacks illusion

of inclusion

continued from 7D
is brainwashing
whom" by citing Black
Americans' disregard
of the 16.7 percent
unemployment rate.
in Black communi-
ties, 20 percent un-
employment rate for
Black adult males
and 45 percent un-
employment for Black
teenagers under the
Obama administra-
Collectively Blacks
are more involved in
the political process
than most minority
groups. Black Ameri-
can enclaves have
high levels of Con-
gressional represen-
tation and the large
majority of Blacks
support the Demo-
cratic Party. Blacks
have improved their
social and economic
standing significantly
since the Civil Rights
Movement and re-
cent decades have
witnessed the expan-
sion of a robust, Black
middle class. Unprec-

edented access to
higher education and
employment in addi-
tion to representation
in the highest levels
of American govern-
ment has been gained
by Blacks in the post-
civil rights era.
By calling himself
"post racial" Presi-
dent Obama has tran-
scended racial poli-
tics, convinced Blacks
that American racism
has gone away, all the
while seeking to main-
tain White support by
showing no favorit-
ism toward Blacks.
If there was ever any
doubt that Obama is
no champion of Black
politics, that doubt
should have been put
to rest when Obama
defiantly told the
Congressional Black
Caucus convention,
"Stop whining"
Instead of the
2012 contest being
just about "keep-
ing a Black man as
president" shouldn't
Blacks be making
campaigners compete
for their vote?

Government has plan to avoid student loan default

By Eileen Ambrose

The number of borrowers
defaulting on federal stu-
dent loans continues to rise.
But even during the long and
painful economic recovery,
many of these defaults likely
are unnecessary.
The federal government has
long offered leniency for bor-
rowers in financial hardship.
But two years ago it added
an income-based repayment
plan that caps monthly pay-
ments based on a borrower's
income and family size.
If a borrower earns little
or nothing, the monthly pay-
ment would be zero. Yes, zero.
And after 25 years, any re-
maining balance is forgiven.
It's impossible to find such a
generous break from any pri-

vate lender.

"Given income-based re-
payment there really is no
reason why anybody should
default on their loans," said
Mark Kantrowitz, publisher
of FinAid.org, a website that
provides student aid informa-
Still, he added, "a lot of stu-
dents who could benefit from
it aren't aware of it. They de-
fault rather than calling their
lender before they default to
investigate their options."
Kantrowitz estimates that
less than two percent of bor-
rowers repaying loans are
using the income-based re-
payment method, although
as many as 10 percent would

Obama jobs bill fails Senate

continued from 7D

The aide said the pro-
cess of forcing Senate votes
will have two possible out-
comes: "Either, one, we get
a lot of this done ... or the
American people will know
why," the aide said, prom-
ising to "shine a spotlight"
on the upcoming votes.
The White House strategy
is clear: As polls show that
Americans want action on
jobs in Washington, offi-
cials want to pressure Re-

publicans into capitulation
or use the issue in next
year's election campaign.
Republican Senate leader
Mitch McConnell of Ken-
tucky was undeterred by
the administration's plan.
"Democrats' sole propos-
al is to keep doing what
hasn't worked along
with a massive tax hike
that we know won't create
jobs," he said, noting there
are 1.5 million fewer jobs
than when Obama's 2009
economic package became

Female CEO rates dropping

continued from 7D

And our global findings
mirrored the influence of
U.S. women at the top:
Foreign companies led by
women have a higher per-
centage of women in senior
management at 25 percent.

Given the value that fe-
male CEOs bring to other
women, it's a shame that
so few of them get their
shot in the business world.
Too many companies are
bypassing a vibrant talent
pool, losing that brain pow-
er and missing out on new
ideas and bold visions.

Even the Department of
Education, which released
the latest default rates last
week, noted that it plans to
increase its outreach to make
sure borrowers are aware of

this repayment option.

Anything is better than de-
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Cassette tapes see new life after MP3s

Indie bands, low

costs boost format

that hit peak in 1990
By Kara Rose

The editors of the Concise Oxford
English Dictionary decided to
remove the term "cassette tape"
from its pages this summer to help
make room for 400 new words
including "cyberbullying" and

It's starting to look like that move
may have been premature.
The 2.5-by-4-inch compact cas-
sette that overtook vinyl albums
and passed by eight-track tapes in
the 1970s and '80s is experiencing
a bit of a comeback, which some
say is being fueled by the growth of
indie music popularity.
A growing number of indie bands
are turning to the format to get
their music out more quickly and
inexpensively, according to Rob
Mason, the owner of Old Flame

The Brooklyn-based record
company released the band Total
Babes' album Swimming Through
Sunlight on tape before the full-
length album was formally released
Aug. 30 on CD and vinyl.
"From a musicmaker standpoint,
I love it because they are very in-
expensive to make," Mason said. "I
can make 100 for not a very large
investment. Especially compared to
making vinyl it's like a tenth of
the cost."
In addition to the cost, 30-year-
old Mason said the turnaround for

cassettes can be as quick as two to
three weeks, compared to the eight
to 12 weeks needed for vinyl.
As vinyl records began their
decline in the early '80s, cas-
settes began to saturate the music
market, according to the Recording
Industry Association of America.
The peak of cassette sales came
in 1990, when more than 442 mil-
lion cassettes were shipped. But
then began the cassette's decline
and the rise of the CD, which
peaked in 2000 before giving way
to the digital platform.

India unveils $35 tablet for student

By R. Jai Krishna

dia recently unveiled
a much-anticipated
low-cost tablet com-
puter it aims to be
sold to students for
about.1,750 rupees,
or roughly $35, as the
government seeks to
harness the Internet
as a tool to spread
education in the
The seven-inch,
touch-screen tablet,
named Aakash, is
designed and manu-
factured by Canada's
DataWind Ltd. in
partnership with the
Indian government,
and has been touted
as the cheapest in
the world. The Wi-Fi-
enabled tablet, pow-
ered by Google Inc.'s
Android operating
system, has up to 32
gigabytes of storage
and two USB ports.
The device will be
made available off the
shelf at 2,999 rupees
($61) with additional
features, DataWind
said in a statement.
"The poor and
ordinary have been

market share.
The launch of the
new tablet comes at
a time when Interfiet
penetration in India
is fast picking up,
as telecom-service
providers start rolling
out third-generation
telephony services
and wireless broad-
band networks.
Current estimates
put the number of
Internet users in In-
dia in the range of 80
million to 100 million,

or roughly eight per-
cent of the country's
1.2 billion population.
The launch follows
the government's
efforts to connect edu-
cational institutions
across the country
through high-speed
Wi-Fi networks and
to offer online course
content free. About
1,000 institutions
in India already are
connected with high-
speed Wi-Fi networks,
Sibal said

Advanced GYN Clinic
Baptist Health South Florida
Blackmon, Nancy
CAC Florida Medical Centers
Christo, Sandra
City of Miami City Clerk
City of Miami Purchasing Department
City of Miami CRA
Clyne & Associates, P.A.
Georgia Witch Doctor
Grace Funeral Home
Hollywood Women's Center
I&B Medical Associates
Miami Childrens Initiative
Miramar Cultural Center
Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida
New Birth Baptist Church
New Urban Development
New World Symphony
North Shore Medical Center
Platinum Adjusters
PMC North Shore
Richmond Perrine Optimist Club
SPM Daniel Jaramillo
Universal Pictures
Wigs & Hair

The Aakash tablet, shown at a news conference recently.

excluded. Aakash
will end that digital
divide," said Kapil
Sibal, India's minister
for communications
and information, tech-
Sibal called on
technology compa-
nies to come together
to work on creating
a tablet computer
priced below $10.
He said the govern-
ment will explore the
possibility of state-
run telecommuni-
cations- equipment
maker ITI Ltd. manu-
facturing the Aakash

tablet locally.
India's tablet mar-
ket is already crowd-
ed with a host of local
players bringing in
low-cost versions of
the device to take
on products such
as Apple Inc.'s iPad
and Samsung Elec-
tronics Co.'s Galaxy
Tab. According to
market-research firm
IDC, Apple already
holds more than a
60 percent share of
the country's tablet
market, while Sam-
sung controls nearly
25 percent. The

remaining is shared
by the low-cost device
"Pricing has actu-
ally emerged as one
of the key issues for
adoption of tablets in
India," said G. Rajeev,
senior market analyst
with IDC India. "We
need to wait and see
how the consumer
is going to adopt it,"
he said, referring to
the cheap tablets. He
added that the jury is
still out on whether
the low-cost device
makers will eat into
established players'

Apple says iPhone 4S sales top 4M

By Dan Gallagher

Apple says iPhone
4S sales top 4 mil-
lionIn a statement,
Apple AAPL +0.73
percent said sales
of its latest device
more than doubled
the opening weekend
sales of its predeces-
sor smartphone -
the iPhone 4 which
hit the market last
summer. The new 4S
features the same
exterior design but
contains a faster
chip, higher resolu-
tion camera and new
software capabilities,
such as the personal
digital assistant
known as Siri.
Apple shares were
trading down slightly
in pre-market trades
recently following
the news. The stock
broke a new all-time
high Friday with a
closing price of $422.
Prior to Apple's
statement, BGC
Partners downgraded
Apple's stock to a
hold rating. In a note
to clients, analyst
Colin Gillis noted the
new high point for





the stock and said
investors might get
an opportunity to buy
into-the company at a
better price.
Walt Mossberg gives
his assessment on
the iPhone 4S and
tests the Siri per-
sonal assistant live
on a special edition of
"The company has
to constantly set
records just to meet
expectations," Gillis
wrote. "There is noth-

ing wrong with Ap-
ple's business model
or execution, but we
do see that sentiment
is overwhelmingly
positive and shares
are within seven per-
cent of our $450 price
Gene Munster, who
rates Apple's shares
as overweight, said in
a note that strong 4S
sales over the week-
end indicate that his
estimate for iPhone
sales growth of 60

percent for the De-
cember quarter "will
prove to be conserva-
He also noted that
comparisons with
last year's iPhone
4 launch "are not a
perfect apples-to-
apples comparison,"
given that the previ-
ous device sold out
of inventory in about
1.5 days compared to
2.5 days for the 4S
Apple also launched
the latest version of
its mobile operating
system, iOS 5, last
week. In its state-
ment, the company
said more than 25
million customers are
now using the latest
update to the soft-
ware, and 20 million
of those have signed
up for the company's
iCloud service, which
provides online stor-
age and synchroniz-
ing services.
The iPhone 4S
launched in seven
countries on last
Friday. The company
plans to launch in 22
additional countries
on Oct. 22.


PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE that a Boards of Commissioners Meeting of The
Southeast Overtown/Park West and Omni Community Redevelopment Agen-
cies is scheduled to take place on Monday, October 24, 2011, at 5:00 p.m., at
Frederick Douglass Elementary School, 314 N.W. 12th Street, Miami, FL 33136.

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


Pieter A. Bockweg, Executive Director
Southeast Overtown/Park West
and Omni Redevelopment District
Community Redevelopment Agencies

I _



Budget cuts hit county and city jobs

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Local governments, once a
steady source of employment in
tough economic times, are shed-
dingjobs in unprecedented num-
bers, and heavy payroll losses
are expected to persist into next
The job cuts by city and county
governments are helping offset
modest private-sector employ-
ment gains, restraining broader
job growth.
"They'll continue to be a drag
on the overall (employment)
numbers and the economy," says
Wells Fargo economist Mark Vit-
Localities have chopped
535,000 positions -since Sep-
tember 2008 to close massive
budget deficits resulting largely
from sharp declines in property
tax receipts. That exceeds the
413,000 local government jobs
cut from 1980 to 1983, the only
other substantial downturn in
local government employment,
according to federal records that
go back to 1955.
SChristopher Hoene, research
director for the National League
of Cities, estimates an additional
265,0.00 or so jobs could be elim-
inated by the end of 2012.
The cuts .so far have mostly
come since the recession ended

Fewer jobs
Federal state and local government
employment in Septermber and
change from September 2008:

September 2011 employment
2.8M $1M 14.1M
Federal State Local

-8,000 -106,000
from '08
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

in mid-2009, although they do
not yet top those made in manu-
facturing and construction dur-
ing and after the recession.
Local government budget woes
are continuing even as state lay-
offs have eased somewhat amid
a modest rebound in consumer
spending that has lifted state
sales tax revenue.
Since January 2010, states
have trimmed 51,000 positions,
less than one percent of its
workforce of 5.1 million, while
localities have slashed 406,000
jobs, or nearly three percent of
payrolls then totaling 14.5 mil-
Cities and counties largely de-

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Job seekers line up outside the Crown Exposition Center in Fayetteville, N.C., for a job
fair recently. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell slightly last

pend on property tax revenue,
which has plummeted as home
values have continued to de-
cline. Also, the effects of lower
property values on taxes are
typically delayed, because many
jurisdictions do assessments

every other year or average ap-
praisals over several years to fig-
ure taxes, says Hoene and Kim
Rueben, senior fellow at the Ur-
ban Institute.
At the same time, states are re-
ducing aid to local governments

in an effort to balance their own
budgets. The 2009 federal eco-
nomic stimulus made up some
of the gap, but that money ran
out this year.
Among localities cutting jobs:
SChicago Mayor Rahm Eman-

uel, who unveiled his first bud-
get last week, proposed 517 lay-
offs and the elimination of 2,000
vacant positions to close a $636
billion deficit.
In New York, Nassau County
Executive Edward Mangano is
proposing to lay off 700 work-
ers in 2012 after leaving 300
jobs unfilled this year to wipe
out a $310 million budget gap.
Besides lower sales tax revenue,
.the county faces rising pension
and health care costs mandated
by union contracts. "The county
executive is committed to not
raising property taxes," says
spokeswoman Katie Grilli-Ro-
The city of Venice, Fla., is
laying off its fire marshal, dep-
uty fire chief and fire inspector
as part of a plan to cut 23 jobs
next year, or about nine percent
of its workforce. The fire chief
will conduct inspections, says
spokeswoman Pam Johnson.
The city of San Jose, Calif.,
which pared 588 jobs in the
current fiscal year, will have to
ax up to 800 positions next year
and shut down all libraries and
community center programs
unless it caps soaring pension
costs, says spokeswoman Mi-
chelle McGurk.

Working for a living, and for a longer time Avoiding student loan default

By Allison Linn

The news this week that
Americans' real median in-
come fell for the third year in
a row may help explain why.
so many people are spending
every penny they earn.
About 40 percent of Life
Inc. readers who responded
to our survey told us they
are living paycheck to pay-
check, while about the same
percentage said they are able
to save a bit from their earn-
The rest aren't making
enough to cover their ex-
The struggle to make ends
meet had many readers feel-

ing frustrated after so many
years of economic woes.
"America, land of oppor-
tunity But opportunity for
what?" one reader wrote.
The fact that many Ameri-
cans feel so cash-strapped
helps explain why companies
are increasingly marketing
to lower-income consumers
rather than the middle class,
or abandoning both to just
focus on selling to the rich.
After scraping by for so
many working years, many
people look forward to.spend-
ing their golden years in re-
tirement. But is that some-
thing we're going to be able
to do in the coming decades?
A post this week about

whether American should be
working longer given our ris-
ing life expectancy generated
a heated discussion about
Social Security, retirement
savings and quality of life.
"Live longer only to work
longer? Not much of a trad-
eoff. If increased longevity
is going to be squandered
working then I want out,"
one reader wrote.
There was a time when
many Americans expected
to stay at the same job from
college through retirement,
but now we've become a na-
tion ofjob-hoppers, by choice
or chance. Another post this
week about how American
employers may hold multiple

jobs against you in the hir-
ing process had many read-
ers feeling frustrated.
"As an IT professional,
most of my jobs have been
contracts that last two years
or less, so I do have a lot of
jobs on my resume, and I've
gained valuable experience
from that. I can't believe that
in this economy, changing
jobs is being held against
When employers treat em-
ployees like chattel that they
can drop on a whim, don't
expect loyalty back. When
the economy recovers, you
will see employees fleeing
like crazy from lousy em-
ployers," one reader wrote.

continued from 7D

Borrowers are in de-
fault on federal loans
if they don't make a
payment for almost a
year. After that, the
government has many
tools, including gar-
nishing wages and
withholding- tax re-.
funds, to recoup tax-
payers' money. And
the government rarely
lets up on its pursuit.
The Education De-
partment reported
earlier this month that
8.8 percent of student
loan borrowers -
more than 320,000 -

nhad deaullte within
the first two years
of repayment for the
period ended in fall
2010. That's up from
7 percent for the two-
year snapshot that
ended in fall 2009.
You generally will
qualify for income-
based repayments if

your ueob is hign in re-
lation to your income.
Monthly payments
won't exceed 15 per-
cent of discretionary
income, which is based
on a formula tied to
the poverty rate. If
your income is skimpy
enough, you might pay
little or nothing.

Kemba Smith Pradia makes best of second chance

continued from 1C

even let me touch him
or kiss him. When I
began to read more
about Black history,
it made me see things
more clearly. I saw the
injustice in our justice
Smith was released
from jail 10 years ago,
after serving 6 1/2
years but only be-
cause her story gained
nationwide attention.
President Bill Clinton
signed an executive
clemency releasing
her. But other wom-
an have not been as
fortunate. There are
hundreds, if not thou-
sands, of young wom-
en who were first time,
non-violent offenders
that were once the
girlfriends of major

drug dealers. Smith
says she hopes that
her book and her pub-
lic speaking engage-
ments will encourage
young men and wom-
en to make the best
of every opportunity
and to make healthy
choices as it relates to
"There are many
women, like Danielle
Metz and Michelle
West, who are still
in jail and serving
very long sentences,"
she said. "It was God
who ordered my steps
and gave me a sec-
ond chance. I had to
learn how to love and
value myself that's
half the battle. Then
you won't let anyone
come along and side-
track you from your
dreams, disrupt your
relationship with your

family, or mistreat
and abuse you just be-
cause you want to be
loved. Prison taught
me that I am a strong
woman. I realized that
if our ancestors could
overcome the obsta-
cles they faced, I could.
She adds that she
accepts full ownership
in not walking away
from the glitter and
gifts that came with
being a drug dealer's
"I tried to pretend
that what he did for a
living was his thing be-
cause I was in school
[Hampton University]
and wasn't part of it,"
she said. "Then the
abuse started and I
developed this fear -
I was afraid to leave
him because of what
he might do."

Smith has beaten make the same poor
the odds and is using choices that she did
her life to help others, and says now, "life is
She hopes they won't good."



RFP Available: October 23, 2011

Proposals can be downloaded via the link made
available to you after registering. In order to reg-
ister please forward your contact information to
csims(newurbandevelopment.org. Please place
Villages Construction RFP in the Subject line of
your e-mail.

by 3:00 p.m.

RFPs must be submitted to:

New Urban Development
8500 NW 25 Avenue
Miami, FL 33147


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. 282252:



Detailed scope of work and specifications for this bid are available at the City
of Miami, Purchasing Department, website at www.miamigov.com/procurement
Telephone No. 305-416-1958.

Deadline for Receipt of Requests for Additional Information/Clarification:
Wednesday. November 2. 2011 at 5:00 P.M.

Prospective Bidders shall first report to the Lobby area located in the First (1st)
floor of the Miami Police Department building, located at 400 NW 2 Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33101 (next to the Miami Police Training College). Beginning
at 10:00 AM, Prospective Bidders will be escorted to the actual location of the
Pre-Bid Conference.

Johnny Martinez, P. E.
City Manager
AD NO. 16417


CALL 305-694-6225

SThe Miami Children's Initiative has
S scheduled the following meeting:
Community Engagement Commit-
tee, Rev. Nathaniel Wilcox/Chair
on Thursday. November 10. 2011
to be held in the 4th Floor Conference Room of
the Joseph Caleb Center, 5400 NW 22nd Avenue
at 4:00 pm.
All are welcome to attend.

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Section 8 special. One and
two bedrooms. Furnished
units available. $199. Total
move in. 786-488-5225
1150 NW 1 Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$450. Mr. Willie #6
1215 NW 103 Lane
Two bdrms, gated security,
tile, $700 mthly, $1000 to
move in. 305-696-7667
1229 NW 1 Court
One bedroom, one bath,
$475. Appliances, free

1231 NW 58 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath.
$450 monthly, $700 move
in. Two bedrooms, one
bath, $550 monthly, $850
to move in. All appliances
included. Free 19 inch LCD
TV. Call Joel

1250 NW 60 Street
One bedroom, one bath
$525. Free Water.
1261 NW 59 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$550. Free Water.
1317 NW 2 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$425. Ms. Shorty in #1.

140 NW 13 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
$500, 786-236-1144 or
14370 NW 22 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath
$425, $525, Ms. Jackson

1450 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425
Two bdrms, one bath $525

1500 NW 65 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$495 monthly, $750
40 move in, all applil'
ances-included. Call Joel

1525 NW 1 Place
One bdrm, one bath, $350
monthly. $575 move in. All
appliances included. Free
19 inch LCD TV. Call Joel

1542 NW 35 Street
One and two bedrooms,
$600-$850 monthly.
1718 NW 2 Court
One bdrm, one bath, $425.
Mr. Gaiter in #1

1744 NW 1 Court
One bedroom, one bath,
$475. Two bedrooms, one
bath $575. Appliances,

1801 NW 2 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$550 monthly. $850 to
move in. All appliances
included. Free 19 inch LCD
TV. Call:
Joel 786-355-7578

1969 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath.
$475 Appliances, free gas.
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 I
210 NW 17 Street
One bdrm, one bath $450,
appliances. 305-642-7080

2416 NW 22 Court
One bedroom one bath
Appliances, free water.

2571 E. Superior Street
Two bedrooms, $750 month-
ly. 786-389-1686.
2804 NW 1 Avenue
Studio $395 monthly, All
appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV Call
Joel 786-355-7578

2812 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$450 monthly, $700 to

move in, all appliances
included. Free 19 inch LCD
TV, call Joel 786-355-7578.

3040 NW 135 Street
One bedroom, one
bath apt., clean, just
painted, $670 monthly.

3185 NW 75 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$700 monthly. Move in Spe-
cial. Call 305-439-2906.
3301 NW 51 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$595 moves you in. Applianc-
es included. 786-389-1686
467 NW 8 Street
Efficiency $425. Appliances
and free water.
5200 NW 26 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath. Free
gift for Section 8 tenants.
$675 moves you in.
Jenny 786-663-8862

540 NW 7 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$450, two bedrooms
and one bath, $550,
5545 North Miami Avenue
One bdrm, one bath. $600
monthly, $1200 to move in.
5600 NW 7 Court
Large one bedroom, appli-
ances included. $600 month-
ly plus security. Section 8
welcome. 786-361-9146
561 NW 6 Street
One bdrm, one bath $495.
5755 NW 7 Avenue
Large one bdrm, parking.
$580 monthly. $850 to move
in. Call 786-728-1772
60 NW 76 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$500 and $575, Appliances,
free water. 305-642-7080

65 NW 27 Street
(1st Ave. and 27th St.)
Five bedrooms, three baths.
$1000 monthly, all appli-
ances included. Free 19
inch LCD TVI Call Joel

731 NW 56 Street
One bdrm, one bath. Free
watet. $495 monthly.
Call 786-478-5430

749 NW 61 Street
One bedroom, one bath. Free
water 786-290-3398
7523 North Miami Avenue
One bdrm, one bath,
renovated, new appliances,
parking, free water, and
security negotiable. Section
8. HOPWA OK. $695. Call
7615 NE 4 Court
Studio, one bath $495, ap-
pliances 305-642-7080.
8475 NE 2 Avenue
Two bdrms. Section 8 OK.
Move in with first month rent
Remodeled efficiency, one,
two, three bdrms, air, appli-
ances, laundry, gate. From
$400. 100 NW 11 St.
Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-Locka, Brownsville.
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses. One, Two and
Three Bedrooms. Same day
approval. Call for specials.

Walking distance to school
from $400. Remodeled
efficiencies, one, two, three
bdrms; two baths. Central air,
laundry, gated. Office 1023
NW 3 Ave. 305-372-1383
One or two bdrms. Take
advantage of our move in
special and call now: 305-
603-9592, 305-458-1791 or
Two bdrms, tiled. $650 mthly
if qualified. 786-402-0672.
8951 NE 8 Avenue
Large one bedroom, $800
monthly, $1000 to move in,
tile, 786-402-0672.
One and two bedrooms
6820 NW 17 Avenue
Renovated Apartments
One bedroom, $525, quiet
complex, contact Joanne
1907 NW 2 Court
Nice two bedrooms, air con-
dition, appliances. Free HOT
water in quiet fenced in com-
munity, $470 monthly, plus
$200 deposit. 305-665-4938
or 305-498-8811

r S) ,- '. "-' "

191 Street NW 35 Avenue
Four bedrooms, Section 8
Welcome. 305-754-7776
19613 NW 29 Place
Three bedrooms, one bath,
beautiful townhouse. Section
8 accepted.
Call 954-614-0280
469 NW 19 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
appliances included, $800
mthly. $850 deposit, one year
lease. Call 786-299-9729.
Three bdrms, one bath,
Section 8. $1100.

1023 NW 47 Street
Efficiency, one bath,
$550, three bedrooms,
one bath, $1150, Appli-
ances, free electric, water.

1150 NW 76 Street
Available nowl Three bed-
rooms, two baths, new ap-
pliances with washer/dryer,
tile, blinds, large closets,
central air. No Section 8.
Call 786-357-5000
1322 NE 146 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
front unit. Section 8 Wel-
come! Call 310-734-9262.
1396 NW 102 Street
Large four bedrooms, two
baths, 786-286-2540.
1455 NW 59 ST #A
Large one bedroom, one
bath, $700 monthly. Section 8
preferred. 305-490-9284
1526 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$475, free water,
172 NW 52 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$625. Free water and

1722 NE 148 Street
One bedroom, one bath, all
brand new appliances, $600
monthly. 786-356-6101
1737 NW 47 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$850 monthly. 305-525,0619
1861 NW 42 Street
Newly remodeled, one bed-
room, one bath, central air.
Call 786-356-1457.
21301 NW 37 Avenue
Two bedrooms, new paint,
air, bars, $850. Call 786-306-
4839 or 305-527-9911.
2285 NW 101 Street
One bedroom, tile, air, bars.
$700, No Section 8. Terry
Dellerson Realtor
271 NW 46 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$850, free water and elec-
tricity, 305-642-7080.
3051 NW 134 Street
Section 8 Ok! Newly remod-
eled, two large bdrms, one
bath, central air, washer and
dryer included. New kitchen,
bath, and refrigerator, granite
counter tops. $1,075 monthly.
Call 954-557-4567
3151 NW 53 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
newly renovated $800 mthly.
First, last and security.
364 NW 59 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$775, appliances.

4621 NW 15 Avenue
Unit B, one bedroom, one
bath, $650 mthly. Air, and
water Included.
5311 NW 3 Avenue
Remodeled'two bedrooms,
one bath. Central air, tile.
Section 8 OK. $800 monthly.
560 NW 113 Street
Remodeled two bedrooms,
one bath, central air, tile
floors, washer /dryer. Section
8 Ok! $1,000 monthly.
5769 NW 29 AVENUE
One bedroom, one bath,
nice, clean, tile, air, $650
monthly, Arlene 305-835-
6281 or
5927 NE 1 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$725, appliances, free

6025 NW 24 Court
One bedroom, one bath,
$600, appliances, free
water, 305-642-7080.
6832 NW 2nd Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths,
746 NW 55 Terrace
Large two bdrms, two baths.
air. $700 monthly.
Ron 305-724-7898
81 Street NW 6 Ave.

Two bedrooms, one bath,
$1000 monthly, Section 8
Welcome. 305-298-9166.

822 NW 60 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$700 Monthly, $1400 to
move in. 305-282-7953
Two bdrms, two baths, air,
includes water, Section 8 OK.
$975. 305-979-5178
Two bdrms. one bath, first,
and security. 305-244-6845
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Move in ready. Call
100 NW 14 Street
Newly renovated, private
bath and kitchen, utilities and
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN). 24
hour security camera, $185
wkly, $650 mthly.
1235 NW 77 Terrace
Spacious, available immedi-
atelyl $525 monthly. First and
security to move.
1612 NW 51 Terrace
$475 moves you in. Utilities
included 786-389-1686.
1756 NW 85 Street
$450 moves you in.
Call 786-389-1686
3143 NW 53 Street
Starting at $450 monthly.
First, last and security.
5541 NW Miami Court
Newly renovated, fully
furnished, utilities and cable
(HBO, BET, ESPN),from
$185 wkly to $650 monthly.
Air, utilities, cable.
$575, $1150 move in,
$545 monthly, $200 security,
free utilities. 305-622-2691.
Furnished Rooms
16431 NW 17 Court
$120 weekly, $240 to move
in. Air and cable included.
1775 NW 151 Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728
1887 NW 44 Street
$450 monthly. $650 moves
you in. 305-303-0156.
2010 NW 55th Terrace
Air, $130 weekIy, cabt iiitili-'
ties included, 786-487-2286
2373 NW 95 Street
$80 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
305-333-5030, 305-915-6276
2831 NW 159 Street
In quiet, clean house, call
Phyllis 754-214-9590.
2915 NW 156 Street
Free utilities. $125 weekly,
$300 move in. 305-624-3966
335 NW 203 Terrace
Gated community, refrig-
erator, microwave, TV, free
cable, air and use of kitchen.
Call 954-678-8996.
4220 NW 22 Court
$85 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
305-474-8186, 305-987-9710
6835 NW 15 Avenue
Limited time special, $300
monthly, $400 to move in, air
and utilities included.
Call 786-558-8096
83 Street NW 18 Avenue
9119 NW 25 Avenue
$85 weekly. 786-515-3020
9200 NW 25 Avenue
$75 weekly. 786-515-3020,
Rooms, central air, applianc-
es. $120 wkly. 954-588-6656
One furnished room for rent.
305-528-3716, 305-625-3081
Air, $650 monthly, utilities in-
cluded. Call 786-290-8238.
Air, $700 monthly, cable, utili-
ties included, 786-487-2286
Clean room, side entry, patio,
cable, air, 305-688-0187.
Studio, air, util. included, own
entrance, 786-487-2286.
2170 Washington Avenue
Clean rooms, $110 weekly,
$476 monthly.
Outreach Program
Move in Special $250. Beds
available, three meals daily.
Share a room. 786-443-7306
Room In Christian Home
Call NA at 786-406-3539
Senior Citizens welcomed.
10350 SW 176 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
fenced, tiled, central air. Sec-
tion 8 OK! $1200 mthly plus
1065 NW 48 Street
Three bedrooms, two

baths, central air, new
renovation, Section 8 Only!

1245 NW 77 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath, tile
floor, central air, washer/dryer
Section 8 Ok. $700 monthly.
Call 786-208-0521.
12620 NW 17 Avenue
Cozy three bdrms, one bath,
bars, fenced, air, remodeled.
$1,250 monthly. First and
last. Section 8 OK. Call for
appointment 305-621-0576
13070 NW 16 AVENUE
Three bedrooms, one bath,
tile, central air, carport. $1275
monthly. 305-662-5505.
133 Street and NW 18 Ave.
Three bedrooms, two baths,
Call 305-754-7776
15310 NW 31 Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths,
den, air, tile, $1,250. No Sec-
tion 8. Terry Dellerson Broker
169 NE 46 Street
Five bedrooms, 2 and half
baths, $1500, appliances,
central air, fenced yard.

1720 NW 84 Street
Three bdrms, two baths, car-
pet, air, Section 8 OK. 305-
1730 NW 170 Terrace
Three and half bedrooms,
two baths, pool, furnished,
refrigerator and stove. $15001
Call 786-487-8921.
2145 NW 84 Street
Two bdrms, one bath. Sec-
tion 8, central air. 305-305-
2300 NW 53 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air, security bars, tile,
Section 8 Welcome.
2441 NW 104 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8 Welcome!
Call 310-734-9262
2481 NW 140 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$900 monthly. 305-267-9449
2841 NW 151 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two bath,
tile, air, $1,100. No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson Broker
2914 NW 49 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
air, Section 8 Oki Call
310 NE 58 Terrace
Five bedrooms, 3 baths,
$1200 monthly, all appli-
ances included. Free 19
,_,,jnch LCD TV. Call Joel 786-

3501 NW 9 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$950, stove, refrigerator,
free water. 305-642-7080
3809 NW 213 Terrace
Lovely three bedrooris, two
baths. Fenced yard, tile floor-
ing, central air, close to shop-
ping, churches, at Broward/
Dade border.
Call 954-243-6606
4402 NW 15 Ave (Rear)
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$800, 954-805-7612.
5026 NW 23 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath, all
new appliances, water includ-
ed and background required.
$750 mthly. 305-776-9876.
7022 NW 21 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
Section 8 OKI 305-201-4751
7510 NW 14 Court
Updated three bedrooms, two
baths, central air, tile. $1,295
monthly. 305-662-5505.
770 NW 55 Street
Large two bedrooms, one
bath, water included. $850
monthly. Call 305-267-9449.
917 1/2 NW 80 Street
On the corner, beautiful two
bedrooms. Free water, air,
window bars and iron gate
door. First and last. $750
monthly. Call 786-380-7201.
220 NW 7 Ave.
Five bedrooms, two baths,
patio and carport, fenced,
large corner lot. Minimum
$1600, Section 8 Welcomel
Call Otis 305-989-9033
Four bedrooms, two baths,
central air, Section 8 Okl Call
Spacious four bdrms, two
baths, living room furniture,
plasma TV included. Section
8 Welcome! Others available.
Three bedrooms, one bath,
Section 8 Welcome! Call Cal-
vin 786-443-8222.
Three bedrooms, two and a
half baths. Pool. Section 8
OK. Call 305-528-3570

12640 NW 22 Ave.
Special for people receiving
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Pews, chairs, tables, piano,
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the fictitious name of:
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10505 W Okeechobee
Rd., Suite 101
in the city of Hialeah
Gardens, FL
Owners: Plant Brothers
Landscaping Inc.,
will register the said name
with the Division of Corpo-
ration of State, Tallahas-
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NBA season in jeopardy

NBA commissioner David
Stern has warned us that the
traditional Christmas day
games maybe lost due to the
lockout. This is the last straw!
Is it not the American way to
unwrap the presents early in
the a.m. on December 25th, ex-

change pleasantries with fam-
ily and friends throughout the
day and then settle in around
5 p.m. for some Christmas Day
hoops? This lockout has gone
on long enough. Already the
season's first two weeks have
been lost with more certainly

to come.
Of course this also sucks for
Miami Heat fans eagerly an-
ticipating year two of the big
three. Coming off the disheart-
ening loss in last season's NBA
finals, all Heat fans are surely
ready to see the guys get go-
ing on their run to redemption.
Without a doubt the NBA's
most entertaining and talented
team, Heat fans want to see
these guys on the floor dunk-
ing basketballs and opponents
alike before its all gone as the
cliche says time waits on no
one. One has to wonder if the
NBA and the players associa-

tion are making a grave mis-
take in thinking this will not
leave a sour taste in the mouths
of fans. Sure the NFL went
through their thing, but fans
flocked right back to the sta-
diums, and scooped up valu-
able merchandise as if nothing
happened. The NBA does not
have that assurance that 'Joe
Fan' will not get ticked off and
take his much needed dollars
home with him.
Both sides of this labor bat-
tle need to recognize this and
work something out quickly.
Since Oct. 11-the day after
the cancellation of the first two

weeks of the regular season-
we've heard more yapping by
commissioner David Stern and
the players. Enough already -
the time has come and gone to
put this thing to an end. While
all the posturing and jockey-
ing for position continues, the
verbal insults go back and
forth and the fans are once
again the losers. There is no
real indication that anyone
will rationally consider the
other side's views and maybe
we can see some fast breaks
and alley oops, just a lot of
heated exchanges and no real

So here we are with no NBA
basketball on the horizon. And
that raises a question that has
been asked of both sides since
long before the lockout official-
ly began, and asked of each
other as time has dragged on
and both sides have become
more stubbornly entrenched
in these futile negotiations.
Is this about finding common
ground with each other or
is this a battle of seeing who
flinches first? Regardless, at
the rate they are going they
may be well on their way to
alienating their fans and in
that game, nobody wins.

Book reveals Payton's drug abuse

By Chris Chase

A new biography of Wal-
ter Payton details the Hall
of Fame running back's fre-
quent drug use, extramarital
affairs and the crippling lone-
liness that plagued him after
his retirement from the NFL.
Sports Illustrated's Jeff
Pearlman spent more than
two years working on "Sweet-
ness: The Enigmatic Life of
Walter Payton" and uncov-
ered startling details about
the Chicago Bears running
back who was so highly re-
garded that the NFL named
its Man of the Year Award af-
ter him.
The book is set for release
this week. Pearlman details
Payton's use of the painkiller
Darvon during his playing
days and how he equipped an
RV with nitrous oxide to use
during training camp. Once
Payton's career ended, he

Walter Payton
battled depression and often
discussed suicide with close
friends. Two failing relation-
ships contributed to his mal-
aise. Pearlman describes how
Payton's estranged wife and
girlfriend both attended his
Hall of Fame induction cere-
mony "they were like ships
passing in the night," Payton's
assistant said and made the

triumphant weekend one of
the worst of Payton's life. Like
Andre Agassi's recent autobi-
ography, in which he detailed
his previously unknown drug
use, "Sweetness" will be most
remembered for the salacious
tales revealed within. They'll
dominate discussion over the
next few days and obscure the
brighter stories included in
the book: How Payton delight-
ed a cancer-ridden youngster
on a flight or those moments
when he'd play catch with
kids before signing their foot-
ball. The drug use and affairs
will make some forget about
how graceful Payton was on
the field and how strong he
was when facing terminal ill-
ness, and how he grew up in
segregated Mississippi and
calmed racial tension's there
with his on-field heroics.
As "Sweetness" shows, our
heroes are always more com-
plex than we know.

UNDEFEATED STREAK ENDS Kobe could make S3M on Italian team
-Miami Times photos/Donnalyn Anthony
By Akilah Laster __ By Andrew Dampf
Miami Times writer

aikalah laster3 @aol.com 7'.

Under the Friday night
lights at Traz Powell Stadium,
Booker T. Washington ma-
rauded over previously un-
defeated Miami Jackson 44-
29. Jackson (6-1) went into
the game as one of the few
unbeaten teams in the coun-
ty, alongside reigning state
champ Miami Central (5-0)
and Miami Norland (6-0).
The game was dominated
by big offensive plays from
both sides but Booker T. (5-
1) demonstrated their scoring
capabilities out the gate with'
two touchdowns within the
first two minutes of the game.
The first came off of a 40-yard
pass to #11 Nicholas Norris
(So-WR) and the second by
#3 Krondis Larry (So-RB) at
Booker T.'s offense ap-
peared unstoppable for the
Jackson defense. After a 55-
yard touchdown pass from
Jackson quarterback Quin-
ton Flowers to Jackson's se-
nior receiver, Deandre Jasper,
and a subsequent touchdown
off of a Booker T. fumble, the
game was tied.
The Tornadoes once again
ravaged through the Gen-
eral's defense with another
touchdown pass from quar-
terback Treon Harris to finish
the first quarter 21-14.
The second quarter was
highlighted by several inter-
ceptions, one by Jackson's
defensive back Devondre
Powell in their end-zone that
ended at Booker T.'s 45-yard
line. Jackson scored again
and completed the two-point
conversion to put Jackson up
22-21 going into the half.
Heading into the second
half, Nigel Dunn, Jackson's
head coach, pushed his team
to continue their efforts.
"Don't lay down for these
boys," he said. "Be disciplined

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and tough!"
Scoring a touchdown late
in the third quarter, Booker
T. finished the half with a
big interception on Jackson's
40. Jackson would not score
again for the remainder of the
Tim "Ice" Harris, Booker T.'s
head coach, said that turn-
overs hindered his team's
performance, despite the win,
but his team was well-condi-
"In a game like this the
better conditioned team will
win," he said. "We feel we're
one of the best-conditioned
teams in the country. [That]
was evident tonight."
Booker T. will matchup
against Doral Academy and
Gulliver Prep in the next cou-
ple of weeks. Jackson's last
three games will be tough
with match-ups against Nor-
land, Miami Killian (5-1) and
Miami Northwestern (5-1).
Jackson players to watch:
Deandre Jasper (Sr-WR),
Quinton Flowers (So-QB),
Willie Quinn (Sr-WR)

Carol City (2-4) defeated
Baron Collier (4-3) 38-14
Northwestern (5-1) defeated
( iliribil,l (4-2) 40-32: After
i ,lilili., by 15 earlier, North-

western's defense stepped up
and stopped Columbus. Pre-
cise passing by EJ Hilliard,
who finished with 231 yards
and receiver Amare Cooper
who caught a huge 80-yard
pass, fueled the Bulls' come-
back. Columbus continued
to fight, but their fate was
sealed once again when Coo-
per picked off the final pass
of Columbus QB Garrett Fort-
Norland (6-0) vs. South-
ridge (2-3) was postponed at
halftime due to lightening.
Duke Johnson scored two
touchdowns early in the first
half. Norland led 20-7 before
the game was suspended. It
has yet to be rescheduled.
Edison (4-2) defeated West-
land Hialeah (3-3) 40-35
Killian (5-1) defeated Sun-
set (1-6) 35-0
South Dade (4-3) defeated
Miami High (4-2) 48-7
Homestead (3-4) defeated
Palmetto (3-2) 19-13: Home-
stead star receiver, Herbert
Waters suffered a neck injury
and was carried off the field
on a stretcher; he was air-
lifted to Jackson Memorial.
Homestead QB Isaiah Salters
threw a 45-yard touchdown
to WR Ermon Lane. Palmet-
to's only touchdown came
from QB, Troy Cook.
Central (5-0) (bye week).

ROME IAP) Scheduling problems with other Italian
clubs were threatening to derail plans for Kobe Bryant to
play for Virtus Bologna during the NBA lockout.
Bologna President Claudio Sabatini recently said the
deal was "95 percent done," and it was reported that Bry-
ant would be paid $3 million for the opening 40 days
of the Italian league season a period of about 10
ga mes.
Bologna has requested to play five of its open-
ing 10 games at home. A few other teams, how-
ever, don't want to change their schedules to
accommodate the Lakers' star.
"We've got a chance to bring Bryant here ..
and the nearsightedness of other clubs is making it
impossible," Sabatini told Italy's Sky TV. "If we were at
the end of the season, with clubs fighting to avoid rel-
egation or for the playoffs, I would understand. But
now nobody has anything on the line."
Bryant, who spent much of his childhood in
Italy, was in the country for sponsor appear-
ances but was scheduled to return to New
York for NBA labor talks last Friday. The
deal would allow Bryant to return to the
Lakers immediately if the lockout ends.
The 33-year-old Bryant has three
years and $83.5 million left on his
contract with the Lakers, who could
void the deal if Bryant is injured
playing abroad. Before the schedul-
ing issues arose, Sabatini had said
Bryant was expected to get a work
visa and return to Italy this week.
Between ages six and 13, Bry-
ant lived in Italy when his father
Joe Bryant played in the Italian
League. Kobe says playing in Italy
would be "a dream for me."



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Alabama, State #1 in coaches, media poll
Fuquay-Varina,'NC Riding a four-game win- to V. Albany State who fell to Lane 26-24 in one
ning streak the Alabama State Hornets were of the weekends biggest upsets fell from #4 last
voted #1 last week in the Boxtorow National week to #8 this week, Alabama A&M debuted
HBCU media and coaches polls. in the media poll last week at #9. The Bethune-
. This week's poll saw some shake-up near the Cookman Wildcats were also upset, falling to
top as two of the top six teams fell in Saturday North Carolina A&T 22-3 and fell trom #6 last
action. For the first time in the history of the polls, week to #10.
North Carolina A&T and Howard are ranked. 2011 Boxtorow HBCU Football Media"lop 10
Alabama State received 21 of 23 first-place Poll, Week 6
votes from the media and received 12 of 16 first- Rank School W-L
place votes from the coaches. In the media poll 1 Alabama State (21)
spots #2 and #3 remained the same from last 2. Norfolk State (1)
week with the Norfolk, State Spartans and the 3. Jackson State (1)
Jackson State Tigers retaining their respective 4. South Carolina State '11 3
positions, The South Carolina State Bulldogs 51 Winston-Salem 184110 0_0
moved up one spot to #4 this week, while Win- 6. Hampton
ston-Salem State moved up two spots to #5 this Z Morehollso
week. Hampton and,, Morehouse also moved up 8, Albany Stalt) I
this week with the Pirates jumping two spots to 9, Alnbanm A&M
#6 while the Maroon Tigers jumped three spots 10,