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battle against voter suppression


' The recent voting laws that our governor
and state legislators have put in place will make
it much more difficult for minorities, college
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lieves the plan is to disenfranchise
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Community walks to end violence

Allen West: blunt,

conservative and

anti-stimulus plan
By Gregory W. Wright

Like it or not, Congressman Allen West is one politician
that always speaks his mind. But according to the first-
term Congressman from Florida's 22nd Congressional Dis-
trict, neither his outspokenness, party affiliation, nor his
conservatism are anything Blacks need to fear.
'The most conservative people in America on Sundays
are Black," said West, 50. "Yet something happens during
the rest of the week. We have to figure out why there is a
change Monday through Saturday."
West's conservative views have made him a rising star in
the Tea Party, a conservative movement in Congress that
is run by members of the Republican Party. West, a retired
Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, became a member of
the Tea Party Caucus in February. He says not all mem-
bers of the Republican Party serve in an obstructionist role
Please turn to WEST 4A

Owner of tutoring firm

arrested in fraud scheme
M-DCPS paid Robinson almost one
million dollars for services never rendered
By D. Kevin McNeir

If you go to the website for Divine Sports, it appears to
be a reputable, after-school business that works with
student-athletes who are having trouble in the class-
room. But after an 18-month long investigation, led
by the Miami-Dade Inspector General's Office and the
County State Attorney's Office, the company's owner,
Erika Robinson, has been arrested and charged with
45 counts of identity theft, grand theft and an orga-
nized scheme to defraud.
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Omegas host peace
By Randy Grice

On the heels of the November
2nd shooting at Ralph Bunche
Park, which left four people
injured including an 11-year-
old boy who was struck by a
stray bullet, the community is
banding together to help stop
the violence. Last Thursday,
the Liberty City community
came out to support a peace
walk and candlelight vigil

vigil in Liberty City
sponsored by the Sigma Alpha
ternity, Inc. Many say this is
just the beginning of their ef-
"I came out here today to
support my pastor and to help
stop the violence," said Ange-
la Walker, 41. "We all need to
come together on one accord
to help stop the violence in our
community because it is kill-
ing us."
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-Miami Times photo/Randy Grice
Major Delrish L. Moss receives his badge from Major Manny Orosa
at Tuesday's promotion ceremony held at the Miami Police College.

Miami's Delrish Moss

promoted to major

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, Delrish
Lamar Moss, 46, a police offi-
cer for the City of Miami, was
promoted to major from senior
"I am excited to take on the
new challenges that I will have
in this position," he said. "I will
still be in charge of community
relations and you will still see
me on television, but this posi-
tion will also give me the chance
to work more closely with the
community than I have been
able to do in the past."

Moss, who grew up in Miami
and has been an officer for 27
years, says it was his commu-
nity that inspired him to dedi-
cate himself to a life of service
through police work.
"Wanting to serve the com-
munity is what made me want
to become a police officer," he
said. "This new position will
give me the chance to do more
community outreach. This will
be more of an outreach job
more than just locking people

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Richard P. Dunn, II walk through the Liberty City community to
promote an end to violence. -MiamiTimes photo/Randy Grice

By D. Kevin McNeir
Representative Cynthia
Stafford (D-District 109)
and State Senator Arthe-
nia Joyner (D-District 18)
are working in tandem on
behalf of juvenile offend-
ers and have filed legisla-
tion that is now awaiting
committee assignment.
The bill (SB 92) will inevi-
tably go before the Com-
mittee on Criminal Jus-
tice and is referred to as
the "Second Chance for
Children Act." Stafford,
44, says it's the kind of
law that is long overdue
in Florida a state where
"far too many youth are
being imprisoned under
the terms of very long
"This is not a partisan
issue it's for children
and makes sense since
we all have someone in
our families, a young per-
son, who made a mistake
and deserves a second

(D-District 109)
chance," she said. "The
bill basically says that
a youth who commits a
crime and is sentenced to
10 or more years should
have a chance when they
are 25-years-old to go be-
fore the judge that sen-
tenced them and either
have that sentence re-
duced or be paroled. This
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Education remains the key

to equal opportunity
E educators in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, as well
as across the U.S., are advocating the importance of
more students focusing on courses in science, technol-
ogy, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Governor Scott has
gone so far as to say that he thinks funding for colleges should be
based on the percentage of students that seek degrees in STEM-
,related majors as opposed to the "less-marketable" liberal arts
disciplines, like English, Philosophy or Music. While the global
.market has significantly changed since the doors of segregation
,were first shattered in 1954, the reality remains that Black stu-
dents still lag behind in terms of standardized test scores, gradu-
ation percentage rates and the number of students that go on to
and graduate from college. That must change. However, forcing
,students into disciplines that are not of their choosing just to
secure employment is not a policy we endorse.
Anyone who has children or works with them knows how spe-
cial that moment is when the "lights come on" and they begin to
understand what's being taught. Sure, we need more Black .sci-
,.entists, Black engineers and Black mathematicians. But we also
,.need teachers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, journalists and artists.
/No matter what a child may enjoy in school, the key is to help
them find something that challenges their mind something
that excites them. Parents must become more involved in the
education of their children. Who are your child's teachers, what
classes are they taking, what kinds of grades are they earning
and how often do you see them with homework or studying for
If we don't keep our children focused in the classroom, there
is no way they will ever be able to compete in the global market-
:place. Our ancestors fought, bled and died so that we could have
the right to education. They longed to be able to read and write
- we take that opportunity for granted. We cannot all be sports
figures or rap stars, although many young people may have such
dreams. For the majority of us, the real way to find financial se-
* curity and personal contentment will be through hard work and
perseverance. And education is still the best means.

Are we willing to

reclaim our communities?
From a prayer vigil and walk through the heart of Liberty
City last week led by brothers of Omega Psi Phi Frater-
nity to this weekend's youth-inspired "Stop the Violence
and Dance Competition," there are movements underfoot that
confirmr how tired we are of allowing violence to take over our
streets. Ministers, police officers and parents are all looking for
ways to keep our youth and everyone else safe.
But it's going to take something else that many of us are still
reluctant to do we will need to turn in the "bad guys." In the
language of the streets, if we want to put an end to the drive-
by shootings and rampant drug sales, robberies and assaults,
someone will have to "snitch." There are several problems that
immediately come to mind. First, in the Black community there
is a long history of distrust between members of the commu-
nity and police officers- in some cases that mistrust, even fear,
is well-founded. Second, there is a code of ethics in the hood
that frowns on those who snitch. In fact, in some cases it can
be downright dangerous. Of course with new policies that allow
informants to remain anonymous and given the price we will all
inevitably pay if we allow violence to continue to run rampant,
it's clear that risks may be necessary.
In days gone by, older men and women were respected in the
Black community. We looked to them for guidance, we listened
to their stories of how they overcame segregation and racism and
we celebrated their lives and triumphs. Now, young hoodlums
steal their checks, grab their purses and torment them needless-
ly. Children played carelessly on sidewalks and in parks, riding
their bicycles, playing will dolls or tossing a football. Even they
must now beware of those who have no respect for life.
We applaud the efforts of the men of Omega and of young peo-
ple like Reggie Saunders and Brianna who are taking a stand
and calling for an end to the senseless violence. But more sol-
diers will be needed. The question is what side are you on?

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As Obama
Finally, President Barack
Obama has had enough of what
he rightly calls an "increasingly
dysfunctional Congress." He has
begun to use his own authority
to issue executive orders to move
reforms the country desperately
He's issued orders that will help
an estimated 1.6 million college
students pay off their student
loans, assist an estimated one
million homeowners renegoti-
ate their mortgages, help thou-
sands of veterans find a job. He's
established an online center to
help small businesses looking for
export markets. Recently, he is-
sued an executive order designed
to help seniors with prescription
drugs that are in short supply,
calling on the Federal Food and
Drug Administration to increase
monitoring, move more rapidly to
adjust production when needed,
and using the Justice Depart-
ment to crack down on corporate
collusion or price fixing.
By issuing executive orders, the
president takes the offensive, in-

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finally acts, he expresses
stead of waiting on Congress to But by acting, the president
act. When the Republican Con- stops banging his head against
gress repeatedly refuses to act that wall. Instead, he demon-
on the president's initiatives, the states what he is fighting for,
public sees a government that where his priorities are and he
doesn't work. exposes what that partisan wall
The tendency is to blame both in Congress is blockirig He takes
sides, so the obstructionist strat- the offense- and that makes Re-

O bama's orders can't take the steps we need to alleviate the
mortgage crisis or to forestall the coming student loan de-
bacle. He can't put people to work on his own hook. We still
need Congress to act to create jobs and get this economy going.

egy works. Congress has earned
the lowest levels of public ap-,
proval ever, but approval of the
president has declined, as well.
If your overriding goal is to en-
sure that Obama is a one-term
president, as Senate Republican
Minority Leader Mitch McCon-
nell announced, then obstruc-
tion of needed reforms makes a
perverse sense, even if it virtually
guarantees a stagnant economy,
mass unemployment and declin-
, ing wages.

publicans uncomfortable, as dem-
onstrated by Republican House
Budget Chair Rep. Paul Ryan
complaining at the Heritage Foun-
dation about the president prac-
ticing the "politics of division."
Governance by executive order
goes back to George Washing-
ton, who issued the first order in
1789. Of all the presidents since
Washington, Obama actually
has issued the fewest executive.
orders. But the Constitution al-
lows a president to protect the

nation's interest from a Con-
gress in rebellion.
The orders allow the president
to take initiative, but there are
severe limits. The president can-
not appropriate funds by execu-
tive order. Any order he issues
can be erased by the Congress,
the courts, or by a later execu-
tive order, .
Obama's orders can't take the
steps we need to alleviate the
mortgage crisis or to forestall
the coming student loan deba-
cle. He can't people to work
on his own hook. We still need
Congress to act to create jobs
and get this economy going.,
But Senate Republicans fili-
bustered to block even a debate
on the president's jobs plan. In
a stagnant economy, they have
stalled action to extend the pay-
roll tax cut and unemployment
insurance and to keep teachers
and cops on the jobs.
Ending these programs will
cost jobs and quite possibly
tilt a staggering economy back
into a recession.

We must stop the violence against women
Four members of Delta Sigma The Violence Against Women Department of Justice. Earlier (also known as DS
Theta Sorority, Inc. have been Act (VAWA) was authored by this fall, they held a meeting of her treatment is
raped in the Dallas-Fort Worth Vice President Joe Biden when university chancellors and presi- tale about why sc
area in the last year by a serial he was the senator from Dela- dents to talk about campus safe- are silent. Before
rapist who appears to be tar- ware. It became law in 1994, and ty and violence against women, and done, charges
getting women in their 50s and was reauthorized in 2000 and since college-aged young people The point is tha
60s. The rapes have caused such 2005. It is up for reauthoriza- are more likely to be victims of don't speak out

alarm that the national Presi-
dent, Cynthia Butler McIntyre,
has issued an alert, suggesting
caution in displaying Delta iden-
tification on automobiles and
Every two minutes, some-
one is sexually assaulted. More
than 200,000 people, mostly
women, are sexually assaulted
each year. But only one-in-16
rapists will spend even a mo-
ment in jail more than 60 per-
cent of all rapes are not reported
to the police. Most rapes occur
within a mile of a victim's home,
or in her home, and almost two-
thirds of all rapes are committed
by someone the victim actually
knows. Nearly 80 percent of all
rapes are perpetrated on women
under 30.

There is a federal agency that focuses on implementing
VAWA by providing resources to organizations dedicated
to preventing violence against women. The Office on Vio-
lence against Women (ovw.usdoj.gov) is part of the Department of

tion again this year. While there
should be no resistance to this
reauthorization, it is important
for women to remind their con-
gressional representatives that
this critical legislation must be
There is a federal agency that
focuses on implementing VAWA
by providing resources to orga-
nizations dedicated to prevent-
ing violence against women. The
Office on Violence against Wom-
en (ovw.usdoj.gov) is part of the

such violence than others. The
office urges people needing as-
sistance to reach out to the Na-
tional Domestic Violence Hotline
at 1-800-799-SAFE or the Na-
tional Sexual Assault Hotline at
Although we are well into the
21st century, we still treat the
crime of rape with 19th century
sensibilities. Many women lack
the courage that the Guinean vic-
tim of former World Bank Presi-
dent Dominique Strauss-Kahn

SK) showed. Yet
a cautionary
many victims
it was all said
were dropped.
t many women
because they

don't want to be dragged through
the media mud of scrutiny into
their past lives. The victim's char-
acter is still placed on trial, and
that shouldn't be the case. And
yet, how many women judge vic-
tims of rape with the same harsh
scrutiny that others have. What
was she wearing? Was she ask-
ing for it? Was it just miscommu-
VAWA does not address many
of these questions, and perhaps
it cannot. We have to change the
culture so that rape is so repug-
nant an act that most people
will not consider it as an option,
that penalties are so harsh that
people can be thrown under the
jail for such crimes. Enough is
enough. It is time to stop the vio-
lence against women.


Social Security is vital for Black families

In these days of high unem-
ployment and growing finan-
cial insecurity, the last thing
Black families need is a serious
threat to the only guaranteed,
lifelong source of income the
majority of our families count
on. It took too many years and
too much blood, sweat and
tears for Black families to se-
cure a place among America's
middle class.
I'm talking about the current
threat to one of the most suc-
cessful programs in U.S. his-
tory Social Security. Social
Security is much more impor-
tant to Blacks than many re-
alize. Social Security has be-
come a prime target of many
in Congress for cuts to pay
the nation's bills. Today, se-
rious cuts in Social Security
benefits are being considered
by the so-called congressio-
nal "Super Committee." These
are benefits that Blacks have

earned through a lifetime of
hard work.
The "debt-ceiling" bill Con-
gress passed in August charged
12 members of Congress with
recommending additional mea-
sures to help reduce the fed-
eral deficit. They are due to
report recommendations for
further budget cuts to the full
Congress next month.
There are those who speak
of Social Security benefits as if
they are something you don't
deserve. You are not entitled to
Social Security benefits simply
by turning age 65. Nor are So-
cial Security benefits some sort
of "handout." You've earned
your Social Security benefits.
They are based on a lifetime of
payroll contributions from your
years of work.
We must never let our elect-
ed leaders forget the beneficial
impact Social Security has had
on the quality of life for Blacks,

beginning with reduced poverty
and better health. And most
importantly, we must make
sure they recognize the vital
role of Social Security in build-
ing and sustaining the Black
middle class.
According to a report by the
Joint Center for Political and
Economic Studies commis-
sioned by AARP earlier this
year, Social Security benefits
are the only source of income
for two out of five Black retiree
households that receive ben-
According to the Social Secu-
rity Administration, more than
half of unmarried Black So-
cial Security beneficiaries and
nearly one of every three mar-
ried couples rely on Social Se-
curity for 90 percent or more of
their retirement income.
In short, Social Security is all
that stands between millions of
Blacks and poverty in old age.

And the vast majority of'mid-
dle-income Blacks count Social
Security as their largest source
of income in retirement.
Social Security also provides
valuable survivors' and disabil-
ity benefits. Blacks are more
likely to receive both survivor
benefits and disability benefits
than white workers, and these
benefits are a significant source
of income for Black families.
A study by the National Ur-
ban League Institute for Op-
portunity and Equality found
that Black children are almost
four times more likely to be
lifted out of poverty by Social
Security benefits than white
We cannot afford to be silent
about protecting our Social
Security benefits. By speak-
ing out, we can help preserve
earned Social Security benefits
for Blacks for generations to






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What can our community do to reverse
the trend of Black men going to prison?
Retired, Miami Gardens Unemployed, Allapattah

What we can
do is respect
the police and
assist them in (
their efforts to -
stop all the vi-
olence that is
going on in the

Store clerk, Little Haiti

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all work to- :" a .
gether as one
and stop the W"
violence. We .
need to stop



Professor, Pembroke Pines

We need to
ize rights of.
passage, just -
like we've in- I
churches and -
colleges. One '
of the things
that we struggle with as a com-
munity is when does a Black
boy become a Black man.

We can't do
it for them, it
is really up to
that person. If |
someone has it
in their mind
to do some-
thing they will
do it. They
need to start reading the bible,
that's how we keep our boys out
of prison.

Secretary, Liberty City

What we
need to start
doing is maybe
having more -
places for them
to go to learn
how to better

Retired, Allapattah

We need to
get the bible
put back in
school and get
the parents
permission to
beat their be-

Cain's days
Recently, my pastor preached
about sexual immorality; it
seemed very appropriate in
light of the sexual harass-
ment allegations against Her-
man Cain and the sex abuse
scandal at Penn State. Cain
must have had a big sigh of re-
lief when his story took second
to Joe Paterno being fired for
not "doing enough." Cain now
claims that he was called to
run for president by God, akin
to God's calling Moses. I won-
der if God knew about Cain's
sexual indiscretions before
anointing him. But then God
must have had a back-up plan,
because he spoke to Anita Per-
ry who said God told her that
her husband should run for
president. I wonder what hap-
pens to people who make false
claims. Is there a special place

are numbered despite Paterno
in Hell for false presidents? the case to some small county ceptable to Blacks
Maybe it's next door to wher- in North Florida, where I was every rich and pow
ever false prophets are stored. likely to get an all-white jury. man seem to be ch
Do I believe that Cain sexu- I cannot imagine how much women? I doubt tha
ally harassed four women? I that jury would give to those survive this latest
practice employment law and if white victims. America may and believe his f:
I had four women come into my have become more racially- status is over. Wha

doubt that Cain can survive this latest revelation and believe
his front-runner status is over. What is so ironic about con-
servatives is that they are such hypocrites. They wanted to
impeach President Clinton for his sexual dalliance even though
Monica Lewinsky was quite willing and happy to "play."

office, who did not know each
other and who each claimed to
have been subjected to sexual
harassment at different times
by the same man, I would
sign them up right away. If
the women were all white and
their boss was Black, I'd move

tolerant, but I do not think
that tolerance runs that deep.
In truth, I had hoped for his
sake that Cain's accusers were
Black women. It might have
been more acceptable to white,
right-wing conservatives. It
might have even been more ac-

. Why does
'erful Black
asing white
at Cain can
t revelation
t is so iron-

ic about conservatives is that
they are such hypocrites. They
wanted to impeach President
Clinton for his sexual dalliance
even though Monica Lewinsky
was quite willing and happy to
"play." In contrast, four women
who did not welcome the sex-
ual advances of a conservative
darling are being attacked by
the right-wing establishment.
My pastor was right. Your
body is a temple to God and
husbands and wives need to
be faithful. Whoever has been
talking to Cain, it certainly
was not God.

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

Parents must continue to protect their children

Penn State University is the
latest institution to be rocked
by a sexual abuse scandal in-
volving children after former
Penn State Football Coach
Jerry Sandusky was arrested
on multiple charges of sexual
abuse. Two other Penn State
officials, Tim Curley and Gary
Schultz, were also arrested
and charged in failing to re-
port the alleged sexual abuse
to law enforcement and lying
about it to a grand jury. The
school's legendary coach, Joe
Paterno, was fired for not do-
ing enough to stop the alleged
abuse. Penn State is to be
commended for their decision
to fire Paterno.
It is unfortunate when we
are so focused on protecting
the image of a school or an in-
dividual that we would put the
lives of our children at stake.
Most of us will agree that any.

allegations of sexual abuse
should have been reported to
law enforcement and not just
school officials.
As, egregious as these alle-
gations may be, this is a tes-
tament to what extreme some

do differently to prevent simi-
lar incidents from occurring
where we work, worship or live.
Have we become so en-
grossed in our cliques that
we too are willing to place our
morals and values on the back

It is unfortunate when we are so focused on protecting the
image of a school or an individual that we would put the
lives of our children at stake. Most of us will agree that any
allegations of sexual abuse should have been reported to law en-
forcement and not just school officials.

will take in order to protect a
hallowed institution over hu-
man lives, even the lives of
children. Perhaps we will learn
something from this tragic
situation that will help other
youth. Each of us needs to
take a good look at ourselves
and see what is it that we can

burner to protect what we re-
vere? The saddest part about
this situation is that one per-
son could have stopped these
children from being sexually
abused. But no one in the
circle of Penn State not em-
ployees, coaches or officials -
was willing to risk tarnishing

the reputation of their iconic
public institution.
Many of the victims were
participants in Sandusky's
Second Mile a state-wide
non-profit at-risk program.
Could it be that this man
started the program only to
make it easier to gain access to
young children? We may never
know the answer. But as par-
ents, we must not simply allow
a clean criminal background
check or a favorable character
reference lull us into letting
down our guard. As parents
we must remain vigilant at all
times and protect our children
from those who may have ulte-
rior motives. And then we must
teach our children that they
can always come to us when-
ever they are confused without
being fearful of our response.
We must remain on duty for
the sake of our children.

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Rebuilding the Black Grove

Dear Editor,

The November 9-15 edition*
article titled Rebuilding the
"Black Grove" was great; pro-
viding insight on the continu-
ing efforts of historic residents
to revitalize and hold on to
their community.
I want to also point out that

the coming affordable housing
development which includes 55
rental units and an education-
al center which will be operat-
ed by the University of Miami's
School of Education is a work of
collaboration and partnership.
It is a private public partner-
ship that includes the Coconut
Grove Collaborative, Theodore

Gibson Memorial Fund, Pinna-
cle Housing Group, University
of Miami and Miami-Dade Dis-
trict 7 Commissioner, Xavier
Suarez. This is the model for
others to utilize to overcome
decades of disenfranchisement
and disinvestment.
I believe that had he had the
additional time former, Dis-

trict 7 Commissioner, Carlos
Gimenez would have contin-
ued to find ways and means
to allocate funds for affordable
housing in the Coconut Grove
Village West community (Black

J.S. Rashid
Coconut Grove

The rich could rescue Jackson

Dear Editor,

In the Oct. 19-25 edition of The
Miami Times, your article shed
some light on the rumors about
the Jackson Health System pos-

sibly closing. In thinking about
efforts to rescue Jackson Hos-
pital from its current economic
woes, I think that we have the
same problem all over America.
Five percent of the population,

the rich and powerful, are in con-
trol of 95 percent of the wealth
and 95 percent of the population
is fighting and killing over five
percent of the wealth. If we bring
down the rich and powerful we

could all live better. The rich and
powerful could rescue Jackson
Hospital if they wanted to.

Lester Person

Racism is still alive and all about control

Dear Editor,

Had I been asked just a few
weeks ago "What is racism?" I
believe my answer would have
been somewhat misleading. I
may have thought I was telling
the truth. But more recently I
have been enlightened. Racism

comes with power to control and
maintain dominance over a peo-
ple based on one's melanin (skin
color). The darker the skin, the
greater melanin one has and the
darker the skin the greater the
threat to annihilate. The tools of
racism function widely through-
out our society by way of individ-

uals through activities, educa-
tion, economics, entertainment,
labor, law, politics, religion, sex
and war. Your two-part story on
Black men and youth in prison
has further sparked my thirst
for knowledge. The Isis Papers
by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing
has been a godsend. Dr. Wels-

ing has remained dedicated to
Black people's survival for over
40 years. As Blacks and other
non-white populations increase,
the white race becomes a threat
because of its deficient genetics.

Pleasant Williams

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Blacks use walk and vigil to

call for peace in Liberty City

continued from 1A

The walk began at the Liberty
Square Community Center and
ended at Miami Northwestern
Senior High School with a small
rally of religious and political
leaders giving words of encour-
agement to the community.
"You can make it regardless
of where you live," said Rever-
end Richard Dunn, 49, former
District 5 city commissioner, in
a prayer. "Many of us live here
but God you have blessed us
anyhow. In the words that were
uttered to your Son Jesus can
anything good come out of Lib-

West says

continued from 1A

when it comes to legislation
sponsored by the president.
"There are 22 job-related bills
sitting on the desk of [Demo-
cratic Senate Majority Leader]
Harry Reid, so I don't think we
are obstructing anything," he
said. "And every single one of
these pieces of legislation does
not require any additional gov-
ernment funding. So I think that
when you hear about the Presi-
dent and his $447 billion Ameri-
can Jobs Act, we don't have the
Faced with a community heav-
ily supportive of the Democratic
Party, which favors the coun-
try's first Black president, West
still has few reservations on giv-
ing his opinion about Obama's
job performance.
"From an objective standpoint,
it's very simple I would have to
give him an F," West said. "Black
WIuplWyment .is,. reprehensible
at 17 percent. You have 20 to
25 percent Black adult males

erty City? Yes! Can any good
thing come out of Overtown?
Yes! Can any good thing come
out of Little Haiti? Yes! Can any
good thing come out of Miami
Gardens? Yes!"
The location of the vigil was
chosen for its strong ties to the
community and significance in
providing educational opportu-
nities for Blacks in Liberty City.
"This a candlelight vigil walk
for peace," said Larry Handfield
who helped to create the event.
"It is our desire to bring atten-
tion to the violence that is being
displayed in our community. I
think that as men and profes-
sionals we can't afford to sit on

he's an ally
and close to 45 percent of Black
teens without jobs. When those
are the numbers, we have to
look at what we need to be doing
differently to inspire businesses
to come back into the inner city
and into the Black community."
His opinion on .. --
drug testing people -
on public assis-
"People have to
become responsi-
ble for their acts," '
he said. "I can't
ask the American
taxpayer to fund
people and their
lifestyles. We have
to make sure that
the money that I'm ALLEN
providing is, going Congre
for the right means
and the right measures not
for things that are scurrilous
and nefarious."
"I want. to see incentives so
that people don't want to be on
government assistance," contin-
ued West. "Forty-eight percent
of Americans are on some form
of government aid. I don't want
people, to stay on that. want
people to understand thatgov-
ernment aid is there as a safety

the sidelines and watch the fu-
ture generations lose their lives
to violence. We have to stand up
and let them know that there is
hope and there is opportunity
in spite of the circumstances."
Willie B. Kelly, 65, a retired
school teacher who also partici-
pated in the walk said he came
to become more active in the
"This is very meaningful for
me to do this," he said. "This is
about the community stepping
in to stop the violence. I am
hopeful that we can get people
to assist the police in capturing
those people that do [terrible]
things in our community."

for jobless
net, not as a hammock."
Allen West's no-nonsense mil-
itary style has not been with-
out controversy, as he publicly
announced he was considering
leaving the Congressional Black
Caucus, of which he is the only
Republican mem-
ber. He has also
S' been being involved
in an ugly dis-
course with fellow
Florida delegation
member Democrat-
ic Congresswoman
Debbie Wasserman-
"The policies that
I believe in in-
cluding limited,
WEST fiscally-responsible
'ssman government ben-
efit everybody," he
said. "I want to reward people
for their ideas and innovations.
I want to make sure we have
the right tax and regulatory
policies so that they can open
up new businesses. When you
drive through South Florida,
you see closed storefronts. How
do we turn that around so that
we get everybody back to.work?.
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A little preparation can make holiday decorating easier, better

By Melissa Rayworth
The Associated Press

Early November: We've ar-
rived at the brief calm before
the happy storm of holiday cel-
ebrating begins.
We may be thinking about
the gorgeous decorating we'll
do and the great parties we'll
throw, but we haven't plunged
into the work of it just yet.
If you lay some groundwork
now, however before that
crush of holiday gift shopping,
cooking, baking and partying
begins you can make this
year's holiday decorating eas-
ier, and hopefully more spec-
tacular, than ever.

are hunter green and brown in
early November, he says, they
can stay in place through the
Christmas season. Another fa-
vorite palette of Flynn's that
can be used from now until
New Year's: turquoise with sil-
ver and gold. It's festive, he
says, without being specific to
any one holiday.

Burnham suggests decorat-
ing now with natural items like
pine branches, which look great
all winter.
Flynn agrees: "There's some-
thing about using those organ-
ic textures at the holidays, the
branches and even things like

burlap and other natural tex-
Filicia suggests starting now
with gourds and pumpkins on
a dining table, then subbing
those out with pinecones after
Thanksgiving. These items can
be displayed on the same glass
tray or in the same silver bowl,
making the switch simple.

Interior designer Betsy Burn-
ham, founder of Burnham De-
sign in Los Angeles, suggests
clearing out small items now
from the rooms you'll be using
for entertaining. "Clear off the
surfaces, the tabletops," she
says, so that you'll have room
to add holiday-themed items
next month.
Put away things you won't
need during the holidays, then
give your home an especially
thorough cleaning. She sug-
gests choosing a few extra
projects such as shampoo-
ing rugs or touching up paint
around window frames that
can be done now to make your
home brighter during the holi-

Celebrity designer Thorn Fi-
licia, who has been decorat-
ing the grand foyer at New
York's Radio City Music Hall
for HGTV's "Radio City Holi-
days," says the weeks before
Thanksgiving are the perfect
time to start bringing out ver-
satile items that can be used
throughout the holiday sea-
Put out crystal and glass
pieces for serving or decorat-
ing, along with any silver items
and candleholders.
With candleholders or tea
light holders in place, he says,
you can fill them now 'with
candles in fall colors; swap
those for different candles as
Christmas or Hanukkah ap-
proach; and finally switch in
silver candles for New Year's.
If you've created that foun-
dation of sparklngi items, he
says, "then it's really easy to
just add those one or two little
holiday items that really sort
of sell the holiday that you're
embracing at that time."

Designer Brian Patrick Fly-
nn, founder of decordemon.
com, takes the same approach:
"Find things that are not nec-
essarily 100 percent aimed
toward the holidays," he says,
"and get them out."
"If I'm at a clients' place and
I look in the garage and find
a bunch of cool bronze acces-
sories, that's the perfect thing
to put out now. You probably
have all these things that have
a holiday feel, but they're not
technically 'holiday' pieces."

Flynn suggests adding items
Anything from throw pil-
lows and tablecloths to pic-
ture frames and flower vases
in colors you'll want to use
throughout the holidays.
If you bring out items that

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The Miami Times relaunches website I Ca(

By Kaila Heard
khli'urdQ' iiai itiu'.'ionine.c.n(

The Miami Times has
achieved several milestones
this year including being rec-
ognized as the best Black
'newspaper in the country, ac-
cording to the National News-
paper Publishers Association
(NNPA). Now, after consider-
able planning and hard work,
the 89-year-old newspaper has
decided to tackle the online

sphere as well. On Wednes-
day, November 16, The Miami
Times officially relaunched its
website: www.miamitimeson-
"The Miami Times has been
working for a long time to
create the perfect balance of
a visually-exciting, yet user-
friendly website," said Garth
B. Reeves, the great-grandson
of the newspaper's founder
who currently works as the
operations business manager.

"Now that we're online, The Mi-
ami Times will be able to share
relevant news from the Black
community with the people of
South Florida and beyond."
Focusing on local and origi-
nal stories, the website in-
cludes some of the newspa-
per's most popular features
from hard-hitting editorials
and profiles of Black entrepre-
neurs to Street Talk, Chatter
that Matters and more. As with
any interactive media plat-

form, one of the biggest perks
for readers will be the ability
to instantly respond to articles
and issues, both controversial
or otherwise.
According to Reeves, "For
people who have enjoyed read-
ing The Miami Times but
couldn't find the time to reply
with a letter sent to the editor
by regular, slower postal ser-
vice, the website's comments
section is a great place to let
your voice be heard!"

Prion rape: A reality for some inmates

Prison rape: A reality for some inmates

By Arthur Lee Hall, Jr.

Behind the gates of most
major correctional institu-
tions across Florida, where the
state's most hardest convicted
felons are sent, some inmates
find themselves trapped in a
world where they're forced to
fulfill the sexual needs of oth-
The prospect of being taken
advantage of begins with the
victim's first arrival at a new
camp. From a distance, he is
quietly preyed upon by other
inmates who probe for weak-
ness and when the opportunity
presents itself, it's made the
subject of a number of manipu-
lative tactics.
A seasoned predator is acute-
ly aware of the fact that the new
arrival, his soon-to-be victim,
is eager to adjust well to his
new prison environment and
more than likely will be suscep-
tible to an amiable approach.
The courtship between preda-
tor and prey may start with the
predator creating a stage for
them to coincidentally cross
paths, striking a conversation
before finally introducing him-
self and offering some kind of
assistance with anything he
could think of. Depending on
how lame the soon-to-be victim
is, or how desperate he is for
friendship or protection against
other inmates will determine

the predator's level of
success in developing a
bond which would hope-
fully lead to an on-going
As time progresses, if
the predator is allowed
to achieve his goal, he
will turn up the pres- HA
sure by spending the majority
of his time with the soon-to-be
victim escorting him around
various places of the institu-
tion; and if not assigned to the
same housing unit, will slip in
and out of the soon-to-be vic-
tim's dorm undetected by the
dorm's officer.
Before long, the topic of sex
will inevitably emerge, usu-
ally in a cell location away
from close supervision. In a
non-consensual scenario, the
predator will quickly become
aggressive, using his physical
might, or with the presenta-
tion of a homemade knife, most
commonly known as a shank
or wu.
Just as it is in all rape cases,
throughout the cold-blooded
act of a prison rape, the attack-
er may experience a complete
lack of empathy towards the
victim. The victim, on the other
hand, at. the conclusion of the
act itself, may experience an in-
ability to cope with the psycho-
logical pain and shame of being
the subject of a sexual assault
and may promptly alert the

prison authorities as to
its occurrence or pick up
M the telephone and call
the prison rape hotline,
which FDOC has made
available to inmates.
Once prison authori-
ties get involved, both
LL parties will be placed
into administrative confine-
ment pending a full scale inves-
tigation, which may include the
collection of physical evidence,
gathering witness statements,
medical examinations and
blood tests for the possible con-
traction of sexually transmitted
diseases. If enough evidence
is accumulated to prosecute a
case, the accused could possi-

bly face criminal charges and
ultimately receive more prison
Although many claims are le-
gitimate, often times, some in-
mates fabricate stories falsely
accusing other inmates of forc-
ing them to perform sex acts
against their will in order to re-
ceive transfers to other institu-
Whether reported in truth or
not, unlike what is viewed on
television and at the movie the-
ater, in an environment where
there are no Hollywood actors,
the remaining fact is that some
inmates in FDOC must deal
with the harsh reality of prison

$100 million verdict against retired priest
A Miami-Dade jury has awarded a landmark, $100 million to a 40-year-old
Lansing, Michigan man who says he was sexually abused by a now-disgraced
Miami priest in 1986.
A jury at the Dade Courthouse awarded the victim, Andres Susana, $10
million in compensatory damages and $90 million in punitive damages in
order to punish the priest, Neil Doherty.
Doherty has been accused of abusing young boys from the 1970s through
2002 at parishes in South Florida when the Archdiocese of Miami put him on
leave and he retired.
Herman says Susana was a 14-year-old runaway on the streets of Miami
when he met Doherty.

Police impersonator steals gun from motorist
The Miami-Dade police department is asking the public for help in finding a
man who posed as an officer in order to rip off a motorist.
According to police, three men in a car were pulled over on Oct. 17th in the
area of SW 137th Avenue and 26th Street by a man in a black Chevy Corvette
with flashing red and blue visor lights.
Believing he was an officer, the driver pulled over. However, when the fake
cop approached Ricardo Moreno's car, he took a gun from him and then sped
away in his Corvette.
Police have released a composite sketch of the police impersonator.
If you recognize him, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477 or

Escaped Miami prisoner face more charges
The Miami inmate who managed to escape from police custody for five
hours faced a bond court judge again recently charged with holding up a taxi
cab driver a crime that he allegedly committed last month.
John Paul Garrido, 26, of Miami, now faces an armed robbery charge for
stealing $200 from a taxi driver.
Miami-Dade police say the incident occurred on September 27th at 11 p.m.
That's when Garrido hailed a cab at 82nd Avenue and West Flagler and asked
to be taken 15300 block of SW 106th Lane.
The judge ordered him held on a $7,500 bond.

Sketch released of man who abducted boy
Police have released a sketch of man they say abducted a 10-year-old boy
off the streets of Miami.
Last Friday, the boy was walking with a friend in the 3300 block of NW 27
Avenue when he was approached by a man in his mid-20s.
He then grabbed the boy who fought back along with his friend and threw
the 10-year-old inside of his vehicle and drove off.
Twventy', mnutec later, the man dropped him off and the boy ran to the corner
of N. Miami Av. and 95 Street where he asked a woman to call the police.
The boy said the man who took him was 25-35-years-old, 5'8" to 5'9",
approximately 200 Ibs, possibly muscular built, spiky hair and clean-shaven.
He was driving a gray or silver, 2009 Hummer, with tinted windows and
bearing a possible temporary tag beginning with the letter "A."
Anyone with information is urged to contact the City of Miami Police
Department's Robbery Unit at'305-603-6370 or Crime Stoppers.


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McTeacher's night

for Henry E.

H enry E. S. Reeves
Elementary "Academy .-
of Applied Technology"
sponsored a successful McTe-
acher's Night at McDonald's
[10775 NW 27th Avenue] near
Miami Dade College North
Campus, on Thursday, Nov.
3rd. Over 100 parents and
children attended and partici-
pated in our family fundraiser.
A portion of the proceeds were
donated back to the school.
Dressed in uniformed
t-shirts, teachers and staff
members worked behind the
counter and drive-thru win-
dow servicing customers and
preparing fries, drinks and
orders. Principal Julian E.
Gibbs was designated as the
head cashier.
Pumping up the spirit, our ...
very own Reeves Drumline
drummed up support and
attention for customers and
passers-by. The fabulous '
Marlin Cheerleaders enter-
tained guests with cheers and
"It was a great big family
reunion for all the parents, ly
kids and teachers. All the kids
had a good time," stated Carol
Deshazior, parent.
Several guests stated it was
good seeing everyone working
together and having fun.
"This was one of the best
responses we have had since _
sponsoring McTeacher's Night
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Reeves Elementary

Liberty City author

offers scholarship

By Randy Grice
Earning a college degree is
a milestone that some aren't
able to reach because of fi-
nancial limitations. Jasmine
D. Thomas, 22, a Liberty
City-born author, is making
the process a little easier by
providing scholarships for
deserving high school se-
niors through the Jasmine D.
Thomas Foundation.
"I started my foundation six
months ago when I was just
21-years-old," she said. "The
name of my foundation is Jas-
mine D. Thomas Foundation,
a non-profit organization de-
signed to make a difference
and change lives by bring-
ing scholarship awareness to
high school students. I choose
to start my own foundation
because as a young girl my
parent wasn't able to start me
off with money for college. As
a result, I turned elsewhere
looking for funds."
Growing up, Thomas was
forced to work two jobs just to
pay for her classes and bor-
rowed books from her class-
mates. After penning her first
book, When A Divas Fed Up
Abuse 101, she said she be-
gan to make extra money on

the side to help pay for her
"One day I felt so sad about
being poor and not able to get
an college education, I want-
ed to give up," she said. "But
in due time, I reminded my-
self that a quitter never wins
and a winner never quits. Af-
ter those long days and long
nights, I began to achieve my
goals and wanted to give back
so no other girls would feel the
pain and hurt I felt. So I came
up with an idea to start my
own foundation to push young
girls into the door of college."
Although Thomas' founda-
tion has not been around for
a long time, she has big plans
for the future.
"It has been a journey," she
said. "Although I'm only six
months in, I'm already think-
ing big for my foundation. This
year on Nov. 26th, I'll be sell-
ing my book as well as BET re-
ality star Antonia "Toya" Cart-
er will come down to my Black
History Month seminar to
speak to the young girls about
becoming a better you. I have
to say as a young girl, I always
dreamed of being a teacher
and helping young girls to
become incredible women, so
at times it's very funny how
things work themselves out."

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The lingering injustice of Attica

By Heather Ann Thompson

Forty years ago today, more
than 1,000 inmates at Attica
Correctional Facility began a
major civil and human rights
protest an uprising that is
barely mentioned in textbooks
but nevertheless was one of the
most important rebellions in
American history.
A forbidding institution that
opened in 1931, Attica, roughly
midway between Buffalo and
Rochester, was overcrowded
and governed by rigid and often
capricious penal practices.
The guards were white men
from small towns in upstate
New York; the prisoners were
mostly urban Blacks and Puer-
to Ricans. They wanted decent
medical care, more humane
parole and less discrimina-
tory policies. These men first
tried writing to state officials,
but their pleas for reform were
largely ignored. Eventually,
they erupted.

Over five days, Americans

sat glued to their televisions
as the uprising unfolded. They
watched in surprise as inmates
elected representatives from
each cellblock to negotiate on
their behalf. They watched in
disbelief as these same inmates
protected the guards and civil-
ian employees they had taken
hostage. They also saw the in-
mates request the presence of
official "observers" to ensure
productive and peaceful inter-
actions with the state.
These eventually included
the New York Times columnist
Tom Wicker; the radical law-
yer William M. Kunstler; politi-
cians like Arthur 0. Eve, John
R. Dunne and Herman Badillo;
and ministers as well as activ-
Eve, now 78 and retired, was
born and raised in Miami's LIb-
erty City community and was
a graduate of the City's Dorsey
High School. He went on to be-
come a Democratic member of
the New York State Assembly
(1967-2002) and Deputy Speak-
er of the Assembly (1979-2002),
representing districts in Buf-
falo, New York. He was the first

Black to win the Buffalo may-
oral Democratic primary but
was defeated in the following
mayoral election.
He and other observers wor-
ried that Gov. Nelson A. Rocke-
feller, having already refused to
grant amnesty to the inmates if
they surrendered, would
turn to force. This, they
knew, would result in a
massacre. Several ob- j4
servers begged the gov-
ernor to come to Attica.
In lieu of amnesty, they
reasoned, his presence
might at least assure
the inmates that the
state would honor any E
agreement it made with
them and prevent any reprisals
should they end their protest.
Rockefeller wouldn't consider it.

On the morning of Sept. 13,
1971, the governor gave the
green light for helicopters to rise
suddenly over Attica and blan-
ket it with tear gas. As inmates
and hostages fell to the ground
blinded, choking and inca-

pacitated, more than 500 state
troopers burst in, riddling cat-
walks and exercise yards with
thousands of bullets. Within
15 minutes the air was filled
with screams, and the prison
was littered with the bodies of
39 people 29 inmates and
10 hostages who lay
dead or dying.
Incredibly, state of-
' ). ficials claimed that
--- the inmates, not the
.. troopers, had killed the
hostages. Meanwhile,
".* \ scores of inmates who
had survived the as-
sault were tortured.
fE The hostages were also
treated miserably. The
state offered families of dead
hostages small checks, which
they cashed to tide them over in
this difficult time, but it did not
tell them that taking this mon-
ey meant forgoing their right to
sue the state for sizable dam-
Much of the nation, however,
never heard this history. Had
it not been for the legal fight
waged by inmates to hold the
state accountable, and the tes-

timony provided later by surviv-
ing hostages and their families,
there might have been no offi-
cial record of these brutal acts.

In 1997, the inmates were
awarded damages for the many
violations of their civil rights
and, though the state fought
that judgment, in 2000 it had
to pay out a settlement of $8
million. Despite having to pay
damages, 40 years later, the
State of New York still has not
taken responsibility for Attica.
It has never admitted that it
used excessive force. It has nev-
er acknowledged that its troop-
ers killed inmates and guards.
It has never admitted that those
who surrendered were tortured,
nor that employees were misled.
As America begins to rethink
the wisdom of mass imprison-
ment, Attica reminds us that
prisoners are in fact human
beings who will struggle might-
ily when they are too long op-
pressed. It shows as well that
we all suffer when the state
overreacts to cries for reform.

Retired librarian recalls Miami's "first" book fair

By D. Kevin McNeir

The Miami Book Fair Interna-
tional has come a long way, now
marking its 28th year. But be-
fore it was able to boast as being
the "nation's finest and largest
literary gathering," it was just
an idea that a few bookstore
owners and librarians tossed
around. According to Juanita
Johnsonr-who turned- 79- last
Sunday, she was one of the for-
tunate few wlho were members
of that originating committee.
"We had no idea that it would
grow like it has but we knew
that it, was important to try,"
Johnson said. "I was a librari-
an at Miami Dade College [1979
- 20021] and took the idea back
to the College's president, Dr.
[Eduardo J.] Padron. He didn't
hesitate and immediately of-
fered the college's facilities.
That made things a lot easier
for planning purposes because
at first we were going to hold
the book fair at Bayside Park
and call the event "Books by
the Bay." That first year it was
just two days . and it wasn't
an easy feat. I am still in shock
when. I see it has evolved into
an entire week."
Johnson recalls that when
she and her colleagues began

to seriously talk about and
then plan the book fair, many
people looked at them in utter

publishers to believe that this
would be a good investment. I
remember going from booth to

. .. -

Johnson believes that Blacks have lost the desire for reading
to their children and have forgotten how magical life can be for
a child when books are included in their daily activities.

"They thought we were crazy,"
she said. "We had to go to New
York City for their Booksellers
Association's annual conven-
tion and persuade publishers
to get on board. We didn't have
any money to pay for authors to
come to Miami so we needed the

.booth telling folks they needed
,to help us get this thing going.
That was a hard sell because
back then in 1984, Miami was
not considered to be an oasis of
intellectual curiosity."
Johnson believes that Blacks
have lost the desire for reading
to their children and have for-

gotten how magical life can be
for a child when books are in-
cluded in their daily activities.
"We need groups like the 5000
Role Models, 100 Black Men or
the fraternities and sororities
to bring groups of children to
the book fair," she said. "It's not
the fault of the fair's promot-
ers because they get the word
out. When I was growing up.in

Chicago my parents made it a
point to take me places where
I could learn. They read to me.
We had books in our home. It's
just not a priority anymore for
too many of our young parents.
That means some of us who are
older and wiser need to help
teach these younger parents
and their children the impor-
tance of reading."

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More members joining local credit unions!
By Randy Grice crease in new members since joined our credit union," she banking route," he said. "But and is happy about the move- ica (BOA) headquarters on
rgrice@miamitimesonline.comn the Occupy movement started said. "Those numbers are in- now the banks are just get- ment sweeping the country. Flagler Street to fight against
and have seen a definite in- dicative of customer dissatis- ting out of control. People are "It's about time people took proposed maintenance fees
Big banks across the U.S. crease in the opening of check- faction." fed up with these extra fees it notice that banking with BOA planned to charge its;
have been under fire in recent ing accounts," she said. "As takes for us to withdraw our banks is not a good idea," she customers. It appears their
weeks and South Florida is an example, last Saturday we CUSTOMERS own money. I think in the near said. "With all the hidden fees voices were heard BOA said
nn excentiorn A arowinR trend opened three times more ac- MAKE THE SWITCH future banks will be a thing of and the fees you know about, it it is dropping its plan to charge

of dissatisfied customers have
begun closing their bank ac-
counts and switching to credit
unions, angry over escalating
profits by bank executives and
additional fees eating into their
Marla Ferreira, 49, senior
vice-president of planning
and development for the Dade
County Federal Credit Union
(DCFCU) says she has seen a
rise in new customers at their
downtown facility.
"We have seen a steady in-

counts than on a typical Sat-
urday. Consumers are very un-
happy with the high fees banks
are charging. We can provide
many if not all of the same prod-
ucts and services as a bank but
at little or no fees."
Ferreira noted that in Octo-
ber, DCFCU witnessed a 22 per-
cent increase in new checking
accounts compared to Septem-
ber and a 29 percent rise in new
"On Bank Transfer Day, No-
vember 5th, 38 new members

"We have seen a steady increase in new members since
the Occupy movement started and have seen a definite
increase in the opening of checking accounts"
Dade County Federal Credit Union

Mark Horne, 35, of Liberty
City, said that he is thinking
about making the switch to
banking with a credit union.
"Since I can remember I have
always used the traditional

the past. Places like Chase and
Wells Fargo will not be thriving
like they are now."
Brenda Thomas, 55, of North
Miami, has been banking with
credit unions her whole life

is a wonder that people aren't
going broke before they even
withdraw their money. Hon-
estly, with the economy the
way it is you would be better
off sticking your money under
your mattress like my" grand-
mother used to do."
Earlier this month Occu-
py protests targeted Bank of
America in Miami. Protesters
gathered outside the Stephen
P. Clark Government Center on
November 1st and marched to
the downtown Bank of Amer-

customers $5 a month fore
making purchases with their
debit cards.
According to a report from
the Credit Union National As-
sociation, credit unions' na-
tionwide reported that 650,000
new accounts were opened in
the month of October while
$4.5 billion was moved out of
major banks. In comparison,
in 2010, credit unions nation-
wide reported that 600,000
new accounts were opened for
the entire year.

Clergy urged to join fight for voting rights,

continued from 1A

elderly. That's why she has gone
on national television shows and
satellite radio drumming up sup-
port for what she calls the "vote
from home campaign."
"The recent voting laws that our
governor and state legislators have
put in place will make it much.
more difficult for minorities, col-
lege students and senior citizens
to vote," she said. "I don't think
it has anything to do with trying
to prevent voter fraud it has ev-
erything to do with suppressing
the votes' of Blacks, specifically,

followed closely by Hispanics and
then the thousands of college stu-
dents whose current addresses
don't match up with their homes.
Seniors who don't drive or cannot
afford a voter ID also face not be-
ing able to vote. When President
Obama won in 2008, most Blacks
voted on the Sunday prior to Elec-
tion Day. We called it Souls to the
Polls and it was a day of celebra-
tion. But it was also a day when
a high percentage of Blacks voted.
Florida has since eliminated that
day for voters. We cannot sit idly
by and let those with their own
motives keep us from exercising
our right to vote."

Wilson, 69, has engaged the
support of ministers from Orlan-
do, Jacksonville and Miami over
100 in total. In the coming weeks
she will have information distrib-
uted throughout the state so that
all eligible voters can register for
absentee ballots.
"We know there are roadblocks
in our way but that only means we
have to find other ways to secure
our votes," she said. "The absentee
ballot is the one remaining meth-
od it allows people to vote from
home and doesn't require that they
have an ID. You don't have to wait
in line or worry about getting to a
specific place to cast your vote. The

ministers with whom I have talked
are going to help lead the campaign
from their pulpits."
Wilson stressed that the cam-
paign is not about getting Obama
re-elected nor is it about partisan-
"The point is to make sure every-
one who is eligible to vote, can vote
and then to make sure their vote is.
counted," she said.

In a series of recent hearings at
the U.S. Capitol Rayburn House
Office Building led by Congress-
man John Conyers (D-Michigan,

District 14), 82, leading attorneys
from the ACLU, Barbara Arnwine,
executive director of the Lawyers'
Committee for Civil Rights Under
the Law and Representative Jer-
rold Nadler (D-NY, District 8) all
weighed-in on state voting laws
and how recent changes in the law
have impacted voters.
"We don't need to educate mem-
bers of the legislature, especially
Republican members," Nadler
said. "This is a deliberate attempt
to disenfranchise poor people and
minorities. They are in on the con-
spiracy and the effort is as con-
certed as were previous policies
under Jim Crow. We just hope that

we can make sure they don't suc_-
Arnwine pointed to her organi-
zation's Map of Shame which uses
color codes to illustrate the states
that either have in place or are hop-
ing to put in place laws that make
it more difficult for people to vote.
"This is a serious situation and
even with the lawsuits filed by the
ACLU and other grassroots orga-
nizations, the 2012 election may
already have come and gone be-
fore these cases make their way
to court," she said. "Voters and
those who care about the right
for all to vote must remain vigi-

continued from 1A

It is alleged that
first pawned herself
kids sporting activity
ny in 2005. However
switched her focus
posed program to a

charges Eril
tutoring a far more lucra-
tive venture. Investigators have
revealed that many of the stu-
Robinson dents she claimed to tutor were
f off as a actually "phantom students"
ies compa- and that in truth almost no
, she soon after-tutoring ever took place.
and sup- In her arrest warrant, it states
ifter-school that Robinson took advantage

ka Robinson

of students from at least five dif-
ferent schools, including Miami
Central and Miami Northwest-
ern. In some instances she cre-
ated false progress reports and
attendance records to justify
payment. Further records show
that while she earned $6,975 in
2008-2009, the first year that

Bill would give juveniles second chance

continued from 1A

is simply lining up with the U.S.
Supreme Court's ruling last year
in Graham vs. Florida the ruling
was that a juvenile cannot be sen-
tenced to life without a chance of
parole for a non-homicidal crime."
Stafford says she realizes that
some youth have been on the
wrong road for many years but
does not see decades of prison as
the solution.
"If you have a youth that is a ha-

bitual car thief or even a habitual
drug user, locking them up for the
rest of their life is not the answer,"
she said. "We claim that we send
people to prison with the intention
of helping them to rehabilitate so
thal the-, might e ernttually become
contributing members of society.
This law would make that possible
for many youth who have made
mistakes. From a fiscal point of
view the law also makes sense.
Florida spends $6,200 to educate
a child and $20,000 to imprison
him or her. Anyone can do the

math in this case."
The bill was first introduced in
the state Senate by the late Sena-
tor Jim King. Joyner sponsored
it in 2010 and while it passed in
the Senate, it failed in the House.
Stafford says she is talking with
her colleagues now and hopes that
several of them will agree to co-
sponsor the bill.
"It's important that this bill be
assigned to committee so that we
can move it forward when the new
session begins in January,"- she

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Divine Spo
tutoring co
$951,460 ji
have spok
attorney, L
his client i:
"She is
the situati

with 45 counts
rts "functioned" as a "She is owing up . for any-
)mpany, she raked in, thing that may have went
ust one year later, wrong."
Robinson nor the Meanwhile, Miami-Dade
corporate officers School Superintendent Alberto
en. But Robinson's Carvalho says that tutoring
arry Handfield, says programs, like the one to which
s prepared to accept Robinson attached herself and
lity for her actions. her company, are difficult to
not trying to dodge oversee at the local school dis-
on," Handfield said. trict level. Divine took advan-

; of fraud

tage of a federal program that
employs private companies to
tutor children. It appears shd
also billed the same program
for hundreds of thousands of
dollars for services that were
never provided.
". very little accountability
and a great deal of money [ ]
are two ingredients that spelf
disaster," Carvalho said.
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From Left to Right: Jamal Greene, Assoc. Prof., Columbia Law School. Talib Kweli, Hip-Hop Artist & Activist,
Dr. Brenda Greene, Prof. of English & Exec. Dir., Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College

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Did South Florida have

another segregated beach?
By Kaila Heard evidence of its existence. '- .
kheard@miniamitmtesoniine.,ont Everything from when exactly the beach was created, to '
how long it existed and even its basic parameters remain
When most people think about Black beaches that were unclear at this point, explained Charles Lawson, the cultural
created during the days of segregation in South Florida, resource manager of Biscayne National Park.
Virginia Key Beach is the name most often cited. But the Due to limited.physical evidence, the park is turning to'-
Biscayne National Park in Homestead believes that there' older Miami residents to share any artifacts pr. photographs
was also a "Blacks-only" beach that was once located where of the beach. But mostly, they are hoping that people will
the park now resides. Unfortunately, they don't have much Please tiirn to SEGREGATION 128,

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Movement holds march to save Black families

By Kaila Heard

What is a healthy Black family?
According to Dr. R.B. Holmes, Jr.,
it is "a family that stays positive in
the midst of challenges and crisis
and a family that never gives up re-
gardless of struggles and setbacks."
And to Holmes, the founder and
president of the National Save the
Family Now Movement, Inc.. such
families are in short supply.
To help increase their numbers
and strengthen already healthy:
families, the national movement is
hosting a -Celebration of Marriage,
Family Conference" in Eatonville,
Nov. 17th-19th. The conference will

be held in conjunc-
tion with the National
Newspaper Publishers
Association INNPA) Re-
gion Two Conference.
Since the Save the
Family Now Movement,
Inc. was founded, the
organization has held 4
a several rallies and
marches across the
"The whole idea is MOUIN
that we will go around
the cournr\, and ha'. a 'celebr tion
of family and marriages.' Holmes
Eatonville seemed an ideal place
for the organization's next event.

With approximately 2.800
residents, the 124-year-old
town is the oldest incorpo-
rated Black municipality in
the country.
"Our forefathers built
this community with famn-
ily in mind. so I thought
that [the Celebration of
Marriage/Family confer-
encel was a great fit for the
community," 'said Eaton-
IT ville's Mayor Bruce Mount.
Holmes has reached out
tu se-'.Fral local'ministers. politit.ians
and to the students and faculty of
Florida's Historical Black Colleges
and University and invited them to
attend. The conference will include

Millions of Muslims attend

annual pilgrimage to Mecca

By Kaila Heard I Fjlo!ni. -co
kheard@miamitimesonline.comr4n ". -S "

Friday, Nov. 4th, marked
the beginning of the Hajj -
the annual pilgrimage of
millions of Muslims to the
holy site of Mecca, Saudi
The pilgrimage draws an
average of 2.5 million ad-
herents every year and is
considered the world's larg-
est gathering of Muslims.
According to the American-
Islamic Relations, roughly
10,000 American Muslims
attend Hajj annually. The
Hajj one of the Five Pil-
lars of Islam is consid-
ered a duty that should be
fulfilled at least once in a
Muslim's lifetime as long as
a person is physically and
financially able.
"The Hajj consists of sev-
eral ceremonies meant to
symbolize the essential
concepts -of the Islamic
faith and to commemorate
the trials of prophet Abra-

Yearly journey to Mecca draws an estimated 2.5 million Muslims.

ham and his family . .
prophet Muhammad said
that a person who performs
Hajj properly 'will return as
a newly-born baby [free of
all sins]," according to the
Council on Islamic Educa-
Before leaving for the
Hajj, Muslims pay off debts,

correct wrong doings and
spiritually prepare them-
selves. The journey brings
believers to a series of loca-
tions featured in the Koran
including the plain of Ara-
fat, Muzdalifah, and the
Zamzam Well.
At every location, pil-
grims participate in vari-

ous ceremonies including
throwing seven pebbles at
a pillar to symbolize Sa-
tan's temptation of Abra-
ham to disobey God's com-
mand to ritually murder
his son and sacrificing a
sheep to reflect the animal
that God provided in place
of his son.

AARLCC hosts inaugural 'Soul of South Fla.' Book Expo

Legendary Oscar Award-winning
actor Louis Gossett, Jr., actor-turned-
activist Isaiah Washington, actor
Taye Diggs, and daughter of reggae
icon Bob Marley, Cedella Marley, will
headline the inauguration of The Soul
of South Florida Book Expo on Nov.
18th and 19th.
Held at the African-American Re-
search Library and Cultural Center
in Fort Lauderdale, 'The Expo' is the
premier event in the South Florida
area specifically targeting authors
and readers of color. The event was
established to become the go-to event
for readers who enjoy books by and
about minorities.
"I am excited about the caliber of

cultural leaders,
participants, and
the celebration
of diversity this
event will bring
to the commu-
nity," said the
GOSSETT, JR. expo's founder
and principal of The
Oracle Group, Mocha Ochoa. "The
South Florida area with its interna-
tional flair is the perfect platform
to showcase the literary arts with
history makers who have made such
significant contributions in the Dias-
pora while providing a social narra-

tive about the Black
o The Soul of South
Florida Book Expo
will begin with a star-
studded kick-off gala
on Friday, Nov. 18th,
featuring "An Eve-
S- ning with the Stars"
WASHINGTON beginning at 6 p.m.
On Saturday, Nov. 19th,
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., patrons will
enjoy a day-long expo which will host
authors, music, vendors and chil-
dren's activities.
Additional authors slated to appear
at the Expo on Saturday include best-
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seminars on family
education, HIV/AIDS
awareness, networking
and strategies on in-
creasing the revenue for
Black press outlets. But
beyond such educational
sessions, the conference
also will feature special
family and empowerment
luncheons and din-
ners honoring long-time
married couples and HC
community leaders. The
National Sadve he Famrril' ii,, MoR.e-
ment. Inc. will also honor presidents
of Florida's HCBUs and provide
scholarships for students at Bet-
hune-Cookman University. Florida


A&M University. Florida
Memorial University and
Edward Waters College.
Finally. the three-day
conference will culmi-
nate in a parade through
the 1.5-mile municipal-
ity on Saturday. Nov.
19th. %here local faith
leaders are invited to
The inclusion and
)LMES recognition of members
of the press, HBCUs and
:htir,-he is no aiccid.ient.
"These institutions have been
instrumental in the survival of Black
families and we just believe that
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"The only way a church will be successful is preach-
ing and teaching the word of God," says Rev. Paul
p/ West, senior pastor of New Canaan Missionary Baptist

Liberty City church

refocuses on "the basics"

New Canaan MBC
seeks to reenergize
members, community
By Kaila Heard

According to Rev. Paul West, 63,
senior pastor of New Canaan Mis-
sionary Baptist Church (MBC), the
Liberty City-based church has en-
tered into a phase he refers to as "a
new beginning."
West originally received the call to
preach in 1995 but was not licensed
until April 2010. Since taking over as
the pastor at New Canaan last year,
the church has refocused its efforts
on spiritual matters.
"To preach the gospel, save souls
and spread the word of Jesus Christ

to mankind was my goal," he said.
"No church is really pleasing God
100 percent until it gets the idea that
it is every Christians' business to do
the work of the ministry. I preach a
lot about what our purpose is and
what God wants us to do."
In his first year as a pastor, he has
learned several lessons.
"You have a lot of challenges that
come with pastoring because there
are people who will be for you and
those who will be against you," he
said. "So you have to have patience
when you preach the word of God."
With evangelism in mind, New Ca-
naan MBC often invites other local
ministries and churches to fellowship
with them. And while he remains fo-
cused on addressing internal con-
cerns of the church, West says he is
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By Bret Stephens

"This is not an Islamic Revo-
So opined Olivier Roy, argu-
ably Europe's foremost author-
ity on political Islam, in an es-
say published days after Hosni
Mubarak was forced from pow-
er in February. "Look at those
involved in the uprisings, and
it is clear that we are dealing
with a post-Islamist genera-
tion," he wrote. "This is not to
say that the demonstrators are
secular; but they are operating
in a secular political space, and
they do not see in Islam an ide-
ology capable of creating a bet-
ter world." Mr. Roy wasn't alone
in the sangfroid department.
"I am not in the least bit wor-
ried about the Muslim Broth-
erhoods in Jordan or Egypt
hijacking the future," confided
New York Times columnist Tom
Friedman, with the caveat that
their secular opponents would
need some time to organize.
Added his colleague Nicho-
las Kristof in a dispatch from
Cairo: "I agree that the Mus-
lim Brotherhood would not be
a good ruler of Egypt, but that
point of view also seems to be
shared by most Egyptians."
What reassurance. Nine
months on, the Islamist Nahda
party has swept to victory in
Tunisia, the one Arab state in
which secularist values were
said to be irreversibly fixed.
Libya's new interim leader,
Mustafa Abdel-Jalil, came to
office promising "the Islamic
religion as the core of our new
government"; as a first order
of business, he promises to re-
voke the Gadhafi regime's ban
on polygamy since "the law is
contrary to Shariah and must
be stopped." Later this month,
Islamist candidates-some of
them Muslim Brothers, others
even more religiously extreme-
will likely sweep Egypt's parlia-
mentary elections.
It doesn't stop there. Hezbol-
lah has effectively ruled Leba-
non since it forced'the collapse

When secular politics fail, Islamism is the last big idea standing.

of a pro-Western government
in January. Recep Tayyip Er-
dogan, Turkey's Islamist prime
minister, cruised to a third
term in parliamentary elections
in June. Hamas, winner in the
last vote held by the Palestinian
Authority in 2006, would al-
most certainly win again if Pal-
estinian President Mahmoud
Abbas dared put his govern-
ment to an electoral test.
Why have Islamists been the
main beneficiaries of Muslim
democracy? None of the usual
explanations really suffice. Is-
lamists are said to be the un-
intended beneficiaries of the
repression they endured un-
der autocratic secular regimes.
True up to a point. But why
then have their secular oppo-
nents in places like Egypt been
steadily losing ground since the
Mubarak regime fell by the way-
side? Alternatively, we are told
that secular values never had
the chance to sink deep roots
in Muslim-majority countries.
Also true up to a point. But
hbw then Tunisia or'Tui'key--td

:say nothing of the Palestinians,
..who until the early 1990s were
often described as the most
secularized Arab society?
Closer to the mark is Mideast
scholar Bernard Lewis, who
noted in an April interview with
the Journal that "freedom" is
fairly novel as a political con-
cept in the Arab world. "In the
Muslim tradition," Mr. Lewis
noted, "justice is the standard"
of good government-and the
very thing the ancien regimes
in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya so
flagrantly traduced. Little won-
der, then, that Mr. Erdogan's
AK party stands for "Justice
and Development," the Egyp-
tian Muslim Brotherhood's new
party is "Freedom and Justice"
and, further afield, the leading
Islamist party in Indonesia calls
itself "Prosperous Justice."
Still, the Islamists' claim
to "justice" goes only so far
to account for their electoral
successes. There is also the
comprehensive failure of the
Muslim world's secular move-
ments to provide a better form

of politics.
The national-socialist brew
imported from Europe in the
1940s by Michel Aflaq became
the Baathist tyrannies of pres-
ent-day Syria and Saddam
Hussein's Iraq. Pan-Arabism's
appeal faded well before the
death of its principal champion.
Gamal Abdel Nasser. .,
Socialism failed Algeria; Gad-
hafi's "Third Universal Theory"
failed Libya. French-style laici-
t6 descended into kleptocracy
in Tunisia and quasi-military
control in Turkey. Periodic at-
tempts at market liberalization
yielded dividends in places like
Bahrain and Dubai but were
never joined by political liber-
alization and were often shot
through with cronyism.
That sour history leaves Is-
lamism as the last big idea
standing-and standing at a
moment when tens of millions'
of young Muslims find them-
selves undereducated, semi-
or unemployed, and uniquely
receptive to a world view with
deep historic roots and heroic
What does its future hold?
Optimists say it need not be
a reprise of Iran; that it could
look more like Turkey; that
the term "moderate Islamist"
isn't an oxymoron, at least in
a relative sense. Then again,
Turkey's domestic and foreign
policies inspire little confidence
that moderate Islamism will be
anything other than moderately
repressive and moderately radi-
cal. As for Iran, signs of its own
long-awaited turn toward mod-
eration are as fleeting as the
Yeti's footsteps in drifting snow.
The good news is that after 31
years most Iranians have grown
sick of Islam always being the
answer, and the collapse of the
regime awaits only the next ripe
opportunity. The bad news is
that a similar time-frame may
be in store for the rest of the
Muslim world, until it too be-
comes disenchanted with Is-
lamist promises. Get ready for
a long winter.

Attending church

may boost outlook

By Andrew Stern

CHICAGO (Reuters) Regu-
lar attendance at religious ser-
vices is associated with a more
optimistic outlook and a lesser
inclination to be depressed,
compared to those who do not
attend services at all, a study
concluded on Thursday.
The study's findings supports
previous research that religious
participation can promote psy-
chological and physical health
-- and reduce mortality risks
- possibly by calming people in
stressful times, creating mean-
ingful social interactions and
helping curtail bad habits.
Those who said they attended
services more than once a week
in the previous month were 56
percent more likely to be above
the median score in a measure
of optimism than those who did
not attend services, according
to the study published in the
Journal of Religion and Health.
And those who reported at-
tending services weekly were
22 percent less likely to be
depressed or have depressive
symptoms compared to non-
But a researcher on the study
cautioned against people as-
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e tatS College harksc baick to 2002p lege are grim. Despite an eye- Catholic Diocese of Altoona- Diocese spent millions of dol-

By Cathy Lynn Grossman

The Roman Catholic bishop
addressed 300 of his brethren,
his voice resonant with regret.
It was June 2002, and the
nation had been punched in
the gut by a cascade of revela-
tions of priests' sexual abuse of
children and teens, abuse that
had been hidden or denied for
"We are the ones, whether
through ignorance or lack of
vigilance or God forbid -
with knowledge, who allowed
priest abusers to remain in
ministry and reassigned them
to communities where they

continued to abuse," said
Bishop Wilton Gregory, then-
president of the U.S. Confer-
ence of Catholic Bishops and
now archbishop of Atlanta.
Gregory's next words echoed
this weekend in State College,
Pa., where once-respected Penn
State assistant football coach
Jerry Sandusky is now accused
of abusing eight young boys,
and two officials are accused of
perjury for covering up for him.
"We are the ones who chose
not to report the criminal ac-
tions of priests to the authori-
ties, because the law did not
require this," Gregory said.
The parallels to State Col-

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New Canaan Missionary
Baptist Church welcomes the
community to Sunday Bible
School at 9:30 a.m. followed by
Worship Services at 11 a.m. 954

Kelly's Chapel United
Methodist Church is hosting
their Second Annual Harvest
Celebration on Nov. 20 with
services at 11 a.m. and 3:30
p.m. 305 836-4101.

New Christ Tabernacle
Baptist Church's Shepherd's
Care Ministry is celebrating
their 10th Anniversary on Nov.
20 at 3:30 p.m. 305-621-8126.

New Beginning Church of
Deliverance welcomes every-
one, no matter their denomi-
nation, to their Sabbath Ser-
vice on Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. The
church is also seeking actors
for their Christmas play. 786-

Mt. Claire Holiness
Church invites the community
to Sunday School at 10 a.m.
and worship service every week
at noon.

Running for Jesus Out-
reach Youth Ministry invites
everyone to their Youth Praise
and Rap Celebration on Nov. 26
at 7:30 p.m. 954-213-4332.

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decide to participate in their
oral history project and tell
their stories and experienc-
es of what they remember of
the Homestead "Blacks-only"
"The point of the project is to
get some detailed information
on the site because nobody
seems to know anything about
it," Lawson said.
lyshia Lowman, a graduate
student of anthropology at the
University of South Florida,

continued from 10B

selling author Victoria Chris-
topher Murray, and highly ac-
claimed young adult author L.
Genelle Guzman-McMillan,
the last survivor of the Twin
Towers collapse on September
11, 2001, will also be at AARL-
CC to talk about her book, "An-
gel in the Rubble."
But beyond great storytellers,

cotninued from 10B

painfully aware of issues facing
the larger community, particu-
larly rising unemployment and
escalating murder rates. The
Booker T. Washington Class
of 1966 graduate says he can
easily recall the better days his
community has seen.
"Everybody knew everybody
back then and they watched
out for everybody else," he said.
To attract the neighborhood's

The Florida Memorial
University Campus Ministry
invites the community to Lec-
ture and Arts Series for Enrich-
ment in Religion (L.A.S.E.R)
Worship Service every Thurs-
day at 11 a.m. until Dec. 1.

Christ's Kingdom Life
Center International invites
the community to their Sunday
Praise and Worship Service at
10:30 a.m.

0 Gamble Memorial Church
of God in Christ asks that ex-
perienced musicians apply to
fulfill their musician position.
305-821-3692, 305-409-1566.

Mt. Hermon A.M.E.
Church is seeking singers for
their Community Choir to per-
form at their 9th Annual HIV/
AIDS Benefit Concert on Dec.
10. All interested individuals
should come to the rehearsals
on Nov. 21st and 28th at 7 p.m.
and Nov. 26th at 4 p.m. 305-
621-5067, 786-587-4048.

Speaking Hands is collect-
ing donations of cooked items
until Nov. 19 at 9 a.m. for their
Thanksgiving Dinner Food
Drive Benefitting Deaf Families.

B Emmanuel Missionary

was recently selected to con-
duct the interviews.
"We're looking for Blacks and
whites who've had experiences
with the beach," said Lowman,
who will continue to conduct
interviews until April 2012.
Beyond the logistics of the
beach, the park hopes the
project will shed light on peo-
ple and their families living
during the Civil Rights Move-
ment in South Florida. So far
the project has scheduled one
interview with someone who
has said they attended the
park during their childhood.,:

the Soul of South Florida Book
Expo will also feature experts
on the business side of publish-
Speaking on behalf of the
publishing side of Black and
Afro-Caribbean literature will
be Haitian-born Yona Deshom-
mes, publicity manager for Si-
mon & Schuster who works
with best-selling authors like
Zane, TD Jakes, Nicola Kraus
and rapper/actor Common. De-
shommes will be providing in-

girls to the sanctuary, West
plans to establish a dance
ministry in the upcoming year.
For the boys, he believes more
drastic measures like a com-
munity-wide rally will be
"We want to reach our young
men in the community be-
cause somewhere down the
line they've lost their focus,"
he said. "With God's help, we
should be able to be a better
Although his duties are

when two dozen priests in area were

accused of sexual abuse of minors

According to the Biscayne
National Park, Miami-Dade
County constructed a "Blacks-
only" beach that was sepa-
rate from the "white" beach at
Homestead Bayfront park in
the late 1950s and was like-
ly located where their Visitor
Center at Convoy Point was
later built after the property
was purchased by the County
in the 1960s.
For more information or to
volunteer for the oral history
project, call Charles Lawson
at the Biscayne National Park
at 786-335-3676.

sider tips and helpful hints for
aspiring novelists and self-pub-
lished authors.
Tickets are required for Fri-
day's gala event. However, the
attractions on Saturday are free
and open to the public; but, due
to the expected crowds, prior
registration is encouraged.
For tickets, to register or get
more information, call the Or-
acle Group International 954-
793-6401 or visit www.theora-

many, West says he really en-
joys the office of pastor.
"I can't think of anything
that I like least about it," he
said. "It is tiring but God gives
me enough strength for it."
In his free time, the widowed
father of two adult children en-
joys bowling and is a member
of a league.
"Some people play golf to re-
lax, I bowl," he said.
New Canaan Missionary
Baptist Church is located at
5598 NW 7th Avenue in Miami.

witness account that alleged
Sandusky molested a 10-year-
old in the football locker room
showers, no one called local or
campus police. No one sought
the child to provide help. And
no one prevented Sandusky
from years of continued ac-
cess to more children through
a charity for at-risk children,
Second Mile.
That's much like the bishops'
scandal, which erupted during
the Boston trial of a priest ac-
cused of molesting a boy in a
swimming pool.
Between 1950 and 2002, ac-
cording to a John Jay College of
Criminal Justice study, 10,667
individuals had made allega-
tions against clergy or church
employees or volunteers. An-
nual studies conducted be-
tween 2004 and 2010 have

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.

Glendale Baptist Church
of Brownsville invites everyone
to morning worship every Sun-
day at 11 a.m. and Bible Study
every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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-

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.

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

Johnstown, Pa., had at least
two dozen priests credibly ac-
cused of sexually abusing mi-
nors, according to BishopAc-
Allegations piled up within
the diocese for years, but a let-
ter from the diocesan bishop,
James Hogan, to one of several
accused priests in 1994, shows
how Hogan dealt with it. He
wrote: "Painful as the situation
is, we must safeguard your own
good name, protect the priestly
reputation and prevent scandal
from touching the church -
even if unjust."
That letter came to light in
the horrific case of the alleged
abuse of Michael Hutchinson
by priest Francis Luddy a
case that stretched from 1987
to 2007.
The Altoona-Johnstown

lars and two decades fight-
ing Hutchinson's claim in the
courts before finally losing de-
cisively and paying the scarred
young man a $1.5 million set-
tlement plus $700,000 in inter-
est, according to Hutchinson's
attorney, Richard Serbin.
That added to nearly $8 mil-
lion already paid to dozens of
victims in Altoona-Johnstown,
USA TODAY research in 2004
shows. Serbin says he dealt
with 50 victims in Altoona-
Johnstown and saw more than
100 young people learn they
had no legal case because of
the statute of limitations.
Although the Pennsylvania
attorney general has called
for victims to come forward to
police now, Serbin is unsure
whether they are ready or able
to step forward.

Thanksgiving musical at Holy Cross
The Wimberly Sisters Out- Groups appearing: The Wim-
reach Center Inc., and Elder berly Sisters, Soul Seekers,
Wright Ministries are sponsor- Elder Wright, Heavenly Angels
ing a pre-thanksgiving musical and many more. They will be
Sunday, November 20 at Holy giving away free turkeys, hams
Cross M. B. Church, 1555 NW and gift certificates. Come out
93 Terrace at 3 p.m. and get your praise on!

Bus Trip to the Holy Land experience

Harvest Time Fellowship, Inc.
is planning a bus trip to Orlan-
do, FL. Come and join us at the
Holy Land experience. The bus
will leave the north Dade termi-
nal at 5 a.m., Saturday, Decem-
ber 17 and will return 1 a.m.

The cost : adult 18 and up
$79, children 13 17 $72, chil-
dren 6 -12 $65, under 12 $47.
Deadline is November 30.
For more information, call
305-332-9812 or 786-256-

Family conference held in Eatonville

Bishop Wilton Gregory

added 4,988 credible reports of
abuse, according to statistics
provided by the bishops' group.
The people of the commu-
nity around State College, the

The Women's Depart-
ment of A Mission With A New
Beginning Church sponsors a
Community Feeding every sec-
ond Saturday of the month,
from 10 a.m. until all the food
has been given out. For location
and additional details, call 786-

New Mt. Sinai Missionary
Baptist Church welcomes the
community to their Sunday Bi-
ble School classes at 9:30 a.m.
and 11 a.m. Worship Service.
305-635-4100, 786-552-2528.

The Heart of the City
Ministries invites everyone to
morning worship every Sunday
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.

Christian Cathedral
Church presents their Morn-
ing Glory service that includes
senior citizen activities and
brunch every Friday at 10 a.m.
to 12 p.m. 305-652-1132.

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the cornerstone of Blacks' mo-
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What caused Joe Frazier's

liver cancer?,

By Lisa Collier Cool
Former heavyweight boxing champion Joe
Frazier has lost his biggest fight against
liver cancer Renowned for being the first to
beat Muhammad All in the 1971 "Fight of the /:
Century," with a left hook seen around the
world. Smokin' Joe is also remembered for
the dramatic rematch with his legendary ri-
val, the 1975 Thnlla in Manila. The sports .
world was stunned to learn of the Olympic :-
gold medalist and Hall of Famer's death .-
Monda\ at age 67 just one month after
his diagnosis.
As recently as September, he was in Las
Vegas signing autographs at the MGOM
Grand Hotel. Earlier this month, his health
declined so rapidly that he reportedly began
receiving hospice care. Here's a look at the medi-
cal story behind his battle with liver cancer, which
strikes about 24.000 Amencans a year. Rates of the
disease have been rising in the United States over the
past several decades, the .merican Cancer Socier, ,
reports. and. in other countries. it ranks as a leading
cause of death.
The disease is about twice as common in men as
women, with the highest rates among Asian Ameri-
cans, Pacific Islanders. and African Americans.
followed by Native Americans and Latinos. The
disease typically strikes people in their 60s.
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bite at a time

Fighting off flu is easier if you
eat these six foods regularly

By Kate Parham
Hands washed? Check. Flu shot?
S Check. Immunity-boosting diet? Uh ...
If you don't have good nutri-
tion, you're missing a key weapon
against colds and flu. Basics
include the famously nutrient-
dense leafy greens, berries and
nuts. You may be surprised by
these six other top immune boost-
ers suggested by Tonia Reinhard,
registered dietitian and author of Super-
foods, and Joel Fuhrman, M.D., author of
Super Immunity. Note: Don't expect immedi-
ate results. Fuhrman says you'll need superior
nutrition for a few months to see a real effect on
your body's defenses.
FATTY FISH: Oily fish such as salmon, tuna and trout
are rich in selenium and omega-3 fatty acids (that's the good
type of fat that reduces inflammation, increases airflow and
protects lungs by increasing the activity of white blood cells
that eat up bacteria). "Fatty fish has powerful immune effects
and is so important for making the structures and antibodies
for the immune system," says Reinhard.
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Smile! You'll look younger, study suggests

By Cari Nierenberg
Forget the face lift. Skip the Botox.
And ditch the pricey wrinkle creams.
The secret to a younger-looking face
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Study volunteers were most likely to
underestimate the age of happy

"Our study is the first to show that
facial expression affects both accuracy
and bias in age estimation." says lead
author Manuel Voelkle, a research sci-
entist at the Max Planck Institute for
Human Development in Berlin It ap-
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Pictures of happy faces can be mis-
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can flex muscles around the eyes and
mouth, creating temporary wrinkles.
Since it's hard to tell temporary wrin-
kles from real ones in photos. people
give a less accurate age estimate.
Voelkle says.
He also suspects that smiling faces
carry a halo effect, meaning we gen-
erally perceive a grinning person to
be more positive, more attractive.

and younger.
To explore how well people estimat-
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searchers recruited 154 German men
and women, who were young, middle-
aged and older. In at least 10 differ-
ent testing sessions, each participant
was shown more than 1,000 faces and
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NSMC opens new fall prevention, balance clinic

North Shore Medical Center is
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"At North Shore Medical Center, we
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The center aims to prevent falls and
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which can be caused by hearing and
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ter and ders that often occur in patients that
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Getting daily exercise is a practice that
should begin in .hildhoi:od, imTanv experts say.
Meet vith your child's pediatrician so
he can talk with you and your child about
how important physical activity is for every-
one's health.
Promote a sport or other age-appro-
priate activitythat your child likes, or an
activity that the family can enjoy together.
Create a safe place where your child
can exercise and play, and offer toys that
encourage physical activity.
Be active yourself by making time for
exercise and playing with your child.
LimitTV and computer time for the
entire family.
Teach your child not to push too hard
-- exercise should be fun, not painful.

Smoking while a child is in the room
isn't the only way to expose the youngster
to second-hand smoke. Always smoke
Create a designated, comfortable area
outside where you and visitors smoke.
Wear a particular jacket or shirt only
when you smoke, removing it when you're
finished.This will help avoid bringing smoke
into your home on your clothing.
Place an umbrella next to the door so
you aren't tempted to smoke indoors when
it rains.
Be clear with guests that yours is a
no-smoking home.

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Florida Baptists: Not just Southern anymore

By James D. Davis

"Southern Baptist" used to
mean white and speaking Eng-
lish with a drawl. But with 14
events in six languages and
an address by a local Hispanic
pastor the Florida Baptist
Convention weekend showed
how far it has come.
About 1,200 delegates gath-
ered Monday and Tuesday in
Coral Springs to elect officers,
vote on a budget and discuss
common action. The conven-

tion also sponsored a variety
of ethnic festivals throughout
South Florida.
"Times are changing," said
the Rev. Bernie Cueto of West
Palm Beach, a Cuban-Ameri-
can who will give the tradition-
al Convention Sermon at the
Church by the Glades. "Florida
Baptists are increasingly sen-
sitive and proactive in minis-
tering to all people."
Under the title of "Crossover
South Florida," the convention
will sponsor a range of activi-

ties on Saturday. They include
Hispanic festivals in Fort Lau-
derdale and Plantation, with
more general international
festivals including one at a
Russian-Ukrainian congrega-
tion in Hollywood in four cit-
Michael Petty, director of
missions for the association,
said many of its churches al-
ready shelter more than one
cultural congregation.
"We've gone for many decades
to the world in missions," Petty

said. "Now that the world has
come to us, we've continued
what we've always done."
Starting in the 1980s, Florida
Baptists have become among
the most diverse in the nation-
al denomination, said Frank
Moreno of Coconut Creek, lead
church-planting strategist for
the state association. He said
they worship in 21 languages
and come from more than 57
nations, including Haiti, Korea,
Brazil, China, India, Ethiopia
and Romania.

Be aware of the many factors causing liver cancer

LIVER CANCER sure to the blood of an infected boxing injuries in the 1970s. a flu-like illness and yellowing
continued from 14B person, which could have oc- HCV can also be spread through of the eyes or skin (jaundice),
u r e A-tnue sex Qi1, out __.iintl

like Frazier.

In the U.S., the #1 risk factor
is infection with the hepatitis
C virus (HCV). Frazier's fam-
ily hasn't announced if he had
HCV, a chronic disease that af-
fects more than 4 million Ameri-
cans. If he did have hepatitis C,
there are several ways he could
have caught it. The disease is
usually spread through expo-

curred during a boxing match,
since the brutal sport frequently
causes blood loss.
Common ways the virus is
transmitted include using con-
taminated needles for IV drug
abuse, medical injections, tat-
tooing, or sharing personal
items, like razors, with an in-
fected person. Getting a blood
transfusion before 1992 -when
screening of the U.S. blood sup-
ply for the virus began is an-
other possible scenario, since he
could have received one to treat

unprotected sex, but sexual
transmission is much less com-
mon than infection through ex-
posure to tainted blood.

In other countries, infec-
tion with hepatitis B virus is
the most common risk factor.
HBV is spread in similar ways,
but has a higher rate of sexual
transmission than HCV. Hepa-
titis B is more likely to spark
noticeable symptoms, such as

while nH V can si lllen y UClllamage
the liver over decades, some-
times leading to cirrhosis or liver
cancer. Only a small percent of
people with HBV become chron-
ic carriers, while HCV frequent-
ly becomes a chronic infection.
Other causes of liver cancer in-
clude heavy alcohol use, certain
inherited metabolic diseases,
diabetes (mainly in diabetics
who drink heavily), obesity, ex-
posure to toxic chemicals, and
use of anabolic steroids, a par-
ticular risk factor for athletes.

Better diet can strengthen immune system, fight off flu

continued from 14B

EGGS: "The highest-quality
protein of any food, eggs con-
tain the compound choline,
which keeps invaders from get-
ting into the body," says Re-
inhard. "When we keep things
from crossing the cell mem-
brane, which causes inflam-
mation, especially in the GI
tract, we prevent autoimmune

diseases like Crohn's and coli-
BEANS: A nutritional pow-
erhouse, beans and other le-
gumes are the most nutrient-
dense carbohydrate source,
says Fuhrman., Rich in zinc,
beans increase the production
and aggressiveness of white
blood cells fighting infection.
GREENS: The most nutrient-
dense foods, raw leafy greens
contain less than 100 calories

per pound, and are packed
with nutrients that protect
blood vessels, reduce inflam-
mation and neutralize oxida-
tive stress, says Fuhrman.
BERRIES: Berries are low
in sugar and high in nutrients
and antioxidants, which re-
duces inflammation, prevents
DNA damage, inhibits tumor
angiogenesis and stimulates
the body's own antioxidant en-
zymes, says Fuhrman.

NUTS: With high levels of
healthy fats, nuts are rich
in a spectrum of micronutri-
ents including phytosterols,
minerals and antioxidants,
which provide cardiovascular
benefits, weight maintenance
and diabetes prevention, says
Fuhrman. Nuts are also high
in protein and minerals like
zinc, selenium and magne-
sium, which help fight off in-

Gospel program

Gospel program, 4 p.m.,
November 20 at Jesus Christ
True Church of the Apostolic
Faith, 5007 NW 22 Ave., fea-
turing Gospel Angels of Delray

Beach, Doe Family of Ft. Lau-
derdale and Carnation Gospel
For more information, call Lil
Rev at 786-447-6956.

Spiritual Hospital
Power, Faith and Deliver- alcohol treatment, removal of
ance Ministries Spiritual Hos- demons exorcism, breaking of
pital the first of its kind, 1281 curses, spells and voodoo and
NW 61 Street, is offering these supernatural prayer.
services: 100 bed facility, spiri- For more information, 305-
tual drug treatment, spiritual 305-7765.

Pastoral Convocation at Because of Him

You are cordially invited to
join Senior Pastor/Teacher
Ophelia Jones and Because of
Him Family Prayer Ministry,
Inc. in celebrating their First
Pastoral Convocation Services
with 57 years in ministries.
Come out and share with
us, so that others might be

blessed! On Friday, 7 p.m.,
November 18, Brownsville
M.B. Church, 1461 NW 56
St with Pastor Martal Mc-
On Sunday, 4 p.m., Novem-
ber 20, Jordan Grove, 5946
NW 12 Ave. with Elder Elvis
Hart. See you at the place

New clinic addresses balance

cotninued from-14B

have or experience acoustic
neuroma; migraine associat-
ed dizziness; stroke and other
neurological disorders; mul-
tiple sclerosis; leg and ankle
fractures; trauma; cranial ra-
diation; vestibular neuritis;
parkinson's disease; vertigo; al-
coholic degeneration; syncope;
and unsteady gait with a his-
tory of falls.
The outpatient Vestibular and
Balance Rehabilitation Center
at North Shore has a unique
model consisting of three ser-
vice components: 1) Vestibu-
lar Disorders involving vertigo,
dizziness, pre-syncope and
disequilibrium; 2) Balance Dis-
orders resulting from neurologi-
cal, orthopedic, muscular-skel-
etal diagnosis or cancer related

disorders; and 3) Fall Risk As-
Each component as appro-
priate offers a comprehensive
evaluation of the patient's con-
dition followed by establish-
ment of specific goals with pa-
tient and/or family involvement
and a Plan of Care designed to
achieve goals.
The overall goal of the pro-
gram is to ensure patient safety.
This involves improving balance
and stability, injury prevention,
providing recommendations
for functioning safely at home,
work and in the community,
patient and family education,
providing home instruction ma-
terials, etc.
For more information about
the Vestibular and Balance
Rehabilitation Center at North
Shore Medical Center please
call 305-835-6155.



Revival Center
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue

Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3rd Avenue

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1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Order of Services
Man. hr. Fi. Noon Day Prayer
Bible Study, Thurs 7 p.m.
Sunday Worship 7- u.m.
Sunday Shool9:30a.m.

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

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New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral of Faith International
2300 N.W. 135th Street

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

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Fax: 305-685-0705

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Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12th Avenue

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15250 N.W. 22nd Avenue
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3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023

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Sunday: Bible Study 9 a.m. Morning Worship 10 a.m.
Evening Worship 6 p.m.
Wednesday General Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
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Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93rd Street

Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church of Brownsville
2799 N.W. 46th Street
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27994600 N.W.23 46th Street

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Hadley Davis
MARILYN MOORE, 60, pedi-
atric assistant,
died November -
10 at Jackson

pital. Service 11
a.m., Sunday at
Northside Sev-
enth Day Ad-
ventist Church.

EDWARD LEVER, 73, mechan-
ic, died Novem- de .v -
ber 5 at home.
Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday in the

maker, died No-
vember 14 at
home. Service
11 a.m., Satur-
day at New Fel-
lowship Worship

JOSEPH HOGUE, 66, mainte-
nance engineer, died November
14 at Memorial Pembroke Hospital.
Services are private.

71, factory
worker, died
12 at Hialeah

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

ELAIDE MARC, 70, maintenance
worker, died
November 7
at Westside

Service 12 p.m.
Saturday in the

scale operator,
died November
9 at home.
Service 10 a.m., .
Friday at The
Bethel Church


Wright and Young

aka Corey, 35,'
died November A
9 at North
Shore Hospital.
Viewing 12 5
p.m., Tuesday
and Wednesday
10 a.m. 7 p.m.
Service 1 p.m.,
Thursday at Jordan
Church, 5946 NW

Grove M. B.
12 Avenue,

steward, died
November 11.
Service 1 p.m.,
19 at First
Church of God
in Christ.

postal clerk,
died November
13 at home.
Arrangements .
are incomplete.

died November
10 in Atlanta,
GA. Service
11 arm., Friday
at Glendale served 22
Baptist Church.

Retired, 80,s survived by his wife, Mae
of Miami, died
November 10a
with his family son (William)
by his side. r
He was born others-in-law,
in Cocoa, FL
and received
his bachelor's
of arts degree from Florida A & M
College in 1953. He served 22
years in the United States Army
including and the Korean and Vietnam
He is survived by his wife, Mae
Armstrong Everett; daughters,
Teresa and Cynthia Everett; sister-
in-law, Katof ryn Wilson (William)
of Vero Beach; brothers-in-law,
Samuelo Armstrong (Queen) of
Miami and Otis Armstrong (Jane)
of Las Vegas, NV.
Family man, patriot and sports
enthusiast, especially for the
Dolphins and the Heat, he will be
A memorial service 11 a.m.,
Wednesday, November 16 at
Paradise Memorial Funeral Home,
14545 Carver Drive, Miami, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may
be made to the South Dade Cancer
Unit,c/o Alice Adams, Treasurer,
22365 SW 112th Place, Miami, FL

November 9 at Hialeah Hospital.
Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Mt.
Olive Missionary Baptist Church of
South Miami.

ANITA RIGBY, 52, died
November 11 at Jackson South
Community Hospital. Service 2
p.m., Saturday at The House of
God Church of Perrine.

RUBEN PIZARRO, 52. Service
11 a.m., Thursday in the chapel.


_COX, 65, -
Ran-e computer e

retired child
care worker,
died November
8. Survivors are
R e g a n -
Hayes Perry;
grandson, Jean
Pierre Perry;
dear friends; Roberta Johnson, and
Jwade Johnson; a host of other
relatives and friends. Viewing 4 -
8 p.m. at Range chapel. Memorial
services 1 p.m. Saturday at
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness
at 2901 NW 168 Terrace.

Nakia Ingral


maintenance worker, died
November 7 at Memorial Hospital.
Service 1 p.m., Friday at New
Macedonia Baptist Church.

died November 12 at Memorial
Hospital. Service 3 p.m., Saturday
in the chapel.

died November
12 at West
Kendall Baptist


service 7 p.m.,
November 18 at Riverside Baptist
Church, 10775 SW 104 Street,

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


wishes to express our sincere
thanks to Wright and Young,
and New Providence M.B.
Church during our bereave-
From the Booker and
Chaney families.



4:30 P.M., TUESDAY

Death Notice


FUZZ. 71, housewife, died
November 14 at Palmetto
General Hospital. Survivors
include daughters, Joanne
and Keisha; grandchildren,
Latosha, Brandon, Serena
and Jayden; son-in-laws,
Willie and Jorem; sisters,
Madelyn, Essie Mae,
Catherine and Brenda; host
of other relatives and friends.
Service 11 a.m., Saturday
at Apostolic Revival Center.
Arrangements entrusted to
Wright and Young Funeral

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

11/16/58- 11/21/06

To some you are forgotten,
to some you are of the past.
But to us, the ones who
loved and lost you, your mem-
ories will always last.
Love always, Renard, Oscar
and family.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

Death Notice Heavy D, smooth-talking

hip-hop star, dies at 44


time and respected commu-
nity pillar. The mother of San-
dy Sears and grandmother of
Tangela Sears, Matthew Law-
rence, David Queen and Za-
naa Queen.
Viewing 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Fri-
day, November 18 at Range
Funeral Home. Celebration
of life 1 p.m., Saturday, No-
vember 19 at Mt. Calvary MB
Church, 1140 Dr. Martin Lu-
ther King, Jr. Blvd.

In Memoriam

, ; .__._

11/15/26- 11/18/96

The beauty of your life is

years nave passed since our
hearts were broken because
of your untimely demise.
Our faith in God has
sustained us. One as sweet
as you, and kind as you were
can never be forgotten.
Your loving family,
husband, Alphe Sr; sons,
Howell and Alphe Jr;
daughters, Gail Willingham
and Diane Rashada (Samuel);
sister, niece, Karen Forbes;
nephew, Kurwood Forbes; six
grands, four great-grands,
two godchildren and a host of
relatives and friends.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,
WP I~t .

03/01/40- 11/19/94

God has you in His keeping.
We have you in our hearts.
Lil, Anthony, Makeva, Levita
and the Flowers family.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

04/26/29 11/18/09

Our lives are so empty with-
out you. But the beauty of
your life lives with us every
day. Loving and missing you
Thomas, Harriet, Thoma-
sena and Family


Love always Dad, Theresa,
Umicko, Rinyha Young, Lis-
sette, Kivharia, Kivie, Derric-
ka and friends.


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community, The Miami Times
prints weekly obituary notic-
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homes at no charge.
These notices include: name
of the deceased, age, place of
death, employment, and date,
location, and time of service.
Additional information and
photo may be included for a
nominal charge. The deadline
is Monday, 2:30 p.m. For fam-
ilies the deadline is Tuesday, 5

By Jon Caramanica

Heavy D, the smooth-talking
and cheerful rapper who billed
himself as "the overweight lov-
er M.C.," died in Los Angeles
on Tuesday. He was 44.
The Los Angeles County
coroner's office confirmed the
death Tuesday evening, say-
ing that Heavy D had collapsed
at his home and was taken to
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,

hop Lotharios. By 1991 he had
moved on to straightforward
love songs like "Is It Good to
You" and his group's biggest
hit, "Now That We Found Love,"
based on a cover version of a
classic O'Jays song by the reg-
gae band Third World.
"Peaceful Journey," the 1991
Heavy D & the Boyz album,
was dedicated to the dancer
Trouble T-Roy, one of the Boyz,
who died from a fall while the

where he died shortly after
noon. The cause of death was
not known as of Tuesday night,
but the Beverly Hills police
said that there was no evidence
of foul play and that the death
appeared to be "medically re-
In the late 1980s and early
1 CnoC ^-i P ws On- o 0hip-
hop's most popular and charis-
matic figures, a girthy slickster
who was an eager seducer and
was unafraid of the dance floor.
He was the frontman of Heavy
D & the Boyz, which became
the first act signed to Uptown
Records, the label that was
integral in building the bridge
between hip-hop and R&B.
Thanks in part to production
from the New Jack Swing au-
teur Teddy Riley that matched
hard-snapping drums with
sensual melodies. Heavy D &
the Boyz became key figures in
the softening of hip-hop's sharp
edges. The group released five
albums between 1987 and
1994, three of which went
platinum: "Big Tyme" (1989)
"Peaceful Journey" (1991) and
"Nuttin' but Love" (1994).
At the time, blending hip-hop
and R&B was still something of
a novelty, but Heavy D's work
felt seamless. He was a nimble
and jubilant-sounding rapper
who always chose charm over
Most of the group's early
hits songs like "Mr. Big
Stuff' and "Gyrlz, They Love
Me" were cheeky, as Heavy
D, a flamboyant dresser and
an outsize personality, set the
template for plus-sized hip-

group was on tour in 1990.
Mr. Dixon's death also inspired
Pete Rock & CL Smooth's "They
Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.),"
one of hip-hop's essential trib-
ute songs.
Heavy D was born Dwight
Errington Myers on May 24,
1967, in Mandeville, Jamaica,
and grew up largely in Mount
Vernon, N.Y. His mother
worked as a nurse and his fa-
ther as a movie equipment re-
In the mid-1990s he became
the president of Uptown Re-
cords, and in several other
ways his influence extended be-
yond his albums. He recorded
the theme song to the popular
comedy variety show "In Living
Color"; recorded hit songs with
both Michael Jackson ("Jam" in
1991) and Janet Jackson ("Al-
right" in 1990); and had a hi-
larious cameo in the video for
"One More Chance," an early
-hit for the Notorious B.I.G.,
who followed in Heavy D's big-
man footsteps.
Though Heavy D continued
to record music including
a reggae-influenced album,
"Vibes," in 2008 -- and per-
formed as a rapper as recent-
ly as the 2011 BET Hip-Hop
Awards this summer, he was
better known in recent years for
his acting work. He had recur-
ring roles on TV shows includ-
ing "Roc," "The Tracy Morgan
Show" and "Boston Public,"
and parts in films including
"The Cider House Rules" and
the current "Tower Heist."
Survivors include a daugh-
ter, Xea.

Heavy D performing at the Grammy Awards in 2009.

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his arnazing story at
Miami Book Fair

By D. Kevin McNeir

American icon Harry Belafonte, 84, has
never been one to mince words not
during his heyday when he was dubbed
the "King of Calypso" because of his silky
smooth Jamaican tones and flair and
certainly not today as he looks back over
what he describes as a "life of complexi-
ties." In his new memoir, "My Song." he
describes himself first as an activist and
then as an entertainer. He visited Miami on
Tuesday to speak with a packed audience
at the International Miami Book Fair. During
his trip, he spoke with The Miami Times
and said what has mattered most in his life,
other than his family, has been his ability to
bring change in a world filled with injustice,
poverty and hunger,
"I wrote the book to inspire young people
who were born in a rural place on earth and
find themselves in this vast place called
life," he said, "My mother was an immigrant
with high hopes for her children. One might
view my life as one Of triumph but it was
done by an ordinary man who took advan-
tage when opportunity knocked."
"W.E.B. DuBois, Dr. Mat-tin Luther King,
Jr., John and Robert Kennedy, Paul Robe-
son was constantly bumping into
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The 28th edition of the Mi-
ami Book Fair International (MBFI) got things
started on Sunday, Nov. 13 with great fanfare on the campus
of Miami Dade College This year, authors representing the African
Diaspora as well as those whose work illustrates Black culture and interests
have a huge presence.
Geoffrey Philp's "Marcus and The Amazons," is a story that teaches youth about the
civil rights movement. Philp, a popular Jamaican author, tackles themes of freedom and non-
violence. Kadir Nelson, 37, whose award-winning illustrations of the Negro Baseball League

are now being shown in Miami
as part of a national tour, is in town to talk about
his latest book, "Heart and Soul: The Story of America and
African Americans." The artist draws on inspiration from his own fam-
ily's history to create an introduction to the history of Blacks who have trans-
formed this country's history while demanding that it be true to its promises of liberty
and justice.
Elizabeth Nunez, 67, hails from Trinidad but has lived in New York for most of her life. The
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It is a tradition to the "movers"
of Mt Tabor Baptist Church
to spend time together at a
restaurant, plays, concerts.
church programs and more.
But it was taking a seven-day
cruise on Royal Caribbean
that put the icing on the cake.
Boarding the ship gave each
person a new perception of
traveling by boat.
They participated in activities
such as exploring, climbing,
swimming, dancing, taking
pictures, entertainment in the
Coral Theatre: reading books
in the libraries; visiting the
Solarium and shopping.
Some of the tourists
included Pauline Wright,
Karen Powell, Vivian Nelson.
Lorraine Byson, Mary L.
Fussell. Marguerite McKain,
Audra Harrington, Blondell
Browing, Sylvia W. Garner,
Dora and Diane Williams and
Janet Nichols from Michigan.
To know information about
another tnp, call 786-423-
0429 and ask for Sylvia.

Henry Williams' birthday
party on last Saturday was
the talk of Arcola Lakes Park,
when over 100 people showed
up to celebrate with him. The
theme was "A reality with Ike

and Tina Turner"
with Henry
playing the part
of Ike.
As "Never
Could Have
Made It" was pl,
Ruby Williams es
husband to the sp
and queen decorate
Nettle Gabart, ni
began the program
Minister Greg
Clark. nephew,
pray. followed by
hymn from Deac
Aaron Cochran.
welcome was do
by Lynette Cla
niece, and occas
by Gabart. Ti
Stibbins, president
The Singing Ang
led the presentat
of cards, gifts an
with Gloria Pacely,
Tom Griffin and t
class from Ward To
Barbara Jones, Dor
from Hadley Park.
After the serving o
entertainment, with
and Tina Show beg
brought the guest t
with applause and s
Some of those in
were Ruby Alle:

- Abraham, Daisy Emmer,
Carolyn Frazier, Mamie Horn.
Willie Jackson, Daphne
Johnson. Dorothy Joseph,
Joe and Sheila Mack, Annie
Harris, Nettle Murphy, Mary
I '..mons. Virginia Smiley,
ftamona Varner, Lynette
Clark, Zerlene Huges,
Shyteria Moore, Shelia
Gilbert, Felicia Walker, Mary
Lue. Lonnie McCartney and
ayed, Mrs. other citizens.
escorted her "* .... *"" ""
special king Benny White recently had a
d chairs. surprise 80th birthday party
ece/emcee, on last Saturday at Church of
by asking the Open Door.
ory Relatives came from
to far and near to celebrate
a with her including
con Sandra D. Holloman,
The niece, who was mistress
one of ceremonies; Carolyn
irk, White, daughter.
5ion welcome; and Pastor
llie J.Willis, words of
o* f WILLIAMS wisdom. Focusing
els, on the honorees' life

id tributes
, president;
the aerobic
owers, and
nino Group

of the food,
h The Ike
gun. Henry
o their feet
n. Teddy

brought laughter,
smiles, and tears from the duet
presentation by Emari and
Emory Norris, great-grand
sons; Arthur White, brother:
'Frankie Davis. nephew;
Bethany White. niece: Beverly
'.'Davis, niece; and Ebony
Davis; niece/soloist.
A huge cake with candles
was brought out by Keith
Lavarity with lighted candles.
while everyone sang happy
,.,, *',. ,* i,.

Others in attend
included Dr. Enid C.
Frank Pinkney.
Johnson, Kevin Clen
Evelyn Campbell, Ji
and Barbara Anders, El
Anders. Dr. Gwen Robi
Florence Strachan
Brenda Wilson.

After working as a
in the school system
and retiring after 30-
plus years, several of
them gather together
on a regular basis at
Michael's Diner.
They are. Benjamin
Addison. Louie Bing.
Allen Buggs. Arnold
Davis, Johnny Davis.
William Evans. Clinton
Neilly. Richard S
Jerome Simpkins. Wi
Snell, David Williams
Vernon Wilder.
Bing was a track coa
Miami Northwestern, his
resulted in the school ne
the track field Louie Bing
Field. Evans and Snell
coached by Wilder at
Dade Jr./Sr. High and I
became a winning track
at Hialeah-Miami Lakes
retirement. Snell made
mark at Alabama State. S
is known for his jump
attires everywhere he goe

The retired brothers of C
Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
last Thursday As the mE




began, Baljean Smith asked
Arthur Sims to bring greetings.
followed by Oscar Jesse. and
Anthony Simons reported the
Treasurer's Report.
Stacy Jones followed with
his report of the Christmas
Luncheon, which will be held
on Friday, Dec. 16th at .11
a.m. at the Arc Restaurant'in
Broward County.


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was ii
Is Thy

Harcourt Clark Sav
announced the band
Thanksgiving turkeys many
M will be given out on intern
Tuesday, Nov. 22nd the B
at the Omega Activity "Gato
Center, starting at Mitch
5 p.m. Along with Lady
the Miami Gardens Jones
PINKNEY and Opa-locka Police Dean,
Departments. Other Bethe
mith. announcements included the "Sam1
illiam Achievement Week Program Fland
and including a "W\alk for Justice" Saw
on Thursday, Nov. 10th
ch at at 5:30 p.m. from Liberty
labor Square Project to Miami
aming Northwestern Senior
Track High School.
were ," ,,.- ,,. ,P.
North The recent death of
Evans icon Timothy Savage
coach is still being talk about
until at Pender's barber shop SAVAGE
e his and church meeungs. He
Smith was known for playing musical Kenni
3 suit instruments and retiring from Smith
s. the school system as Booker T. As w<
Washington's band director, friend
Megaa Everyone talked about his to live
met showing up at a funeral of teacher
eetine one of his former students, follow

vays was listed on the
am to pay tribute to the
se. He waited until he
n front of the audience
he opened his flute
wet his lips and started
"Ava Maria," followed by
Great Thou Art," "Great
y Faithfulness," "Amazing
," and the BTW alma

age was a legendary
director and trained
musicians that became
national stars, such as
Brown brothers, Willis
rtail" Jackson. "Blue"
tell, Harold Wheeler,
Doris Barbery, Robert
, Abraham Meek. Manny
Eugene Mills, Audrey
1. Ms. Grey. Samuel
bo" Harrison and Eliot
age is leaving to remember
his beautiful spint,
sister. Beulah S.
Chester: Timothy
McCray, Marcus
Mason. Wallace
Chester, Jr., Enoch
and Helen Mobley,
Frednell Honeywell,
Peggy Chester,
Christopher and
Bobble Wilcox,
eth Wilcox, Johnnie
and Kelvin Smith.
ell as other family and
s, his legacy will continue
e through the musicians.
ers. and servicemen that
in his footsteps.


Last Sunday afternoon, The
Church of the Incarnation
held their annual States Tea.
First place winners were The
State of Arkansas: Evelyn
Davis, chair; Euphemia
Ferguson; Ethel Ingraham,
Katherine Lattimore and
Vera Wyche. Second place
winners were The State of
Colorado: Josephine Hall,
chair: Olga Beverhoudt;
Reane Gray and Hyacinth
Johnson. Third place
winners were The State of
Tennessee: Ida Engram.
chair: Victoria Barry and
Lori Barry-Barney. Rev.
Father Hayden G. Crawford
is the rector.
November is American
Diabetes Month. Nearly
26 million children and
adults in America are living

with diabetes and another
79 million are at-risk for
developing type 2 diabetes,
which is taking a devastating
physical, emotional and
financial toll on our country.
Sandra Powell was among
those returning to Bethune-
Cookman University for her
50th class reunion. Her and
Verdell Bailey-Benefield
from Jacksonville, along with
old friends had a weekend to
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Inc. and Miami Alumnae
chapter cordially invite you
to the Poinsettia Gala 2011
on Saturday, Dec. 10th from
7 p.m.-l a.m. at the Hyatt
Regency Miami at the James
L. Knight Center. Shirlyon
McWhorter-Jones is the

Hearty congratulations
goes out to LaVenia Mobley,
a fourth grade teacher at
Norwood Elementary School,
who was recognized by
Superintendent Alberto
Carvalho of Miami-Dade
County as one of the Race
to the Top teachers. She was
selected as one out of 120
whose students have had the
highest scores in the district
for three consecutive years.
Saint Theresa's chapter of
Episcopal Church Women
will present The Golden
Goddess of Saint Agnes
Episcopal Church on
December 11. immediately
following the 10:45 a.m
service. Lona Brown Mathis
is the president. George
Wilkerson returned home to
Miami and is staying with his
sister Virginia W. Tresvant.
Wedding anniversary
greetings go out to the
following lovebirds of the
week: Harold S. and Maliney
L. Clarke, their 38th on Nov.

Black authors still producing great works

continued from 1C

is the author of eight books
including her latest. "Bound-
aries." she is a distinguished
professor at Hunter College and
is one of the founders of New-
York's National Black Writers
"1 worry about our future and
wonder where are the Richard
Wrights. Charles Chestnuts or
Toni Morrisons of today," she
said "Fiction should mirror
what is going on in society; my
new work takes on the publish-
ing industry and its tendency
to stereotype what Black read-
ers like and what Black writ-
ers can do. If you are writing
not because of the thrill you
get from composing but for the
money you can make, there's a.
There is perhaps no one more
knowledgeable about pop cul-
ture's visual representations
of black beauty than Deborah
Willis. She began her search as
a student of photography in the
1970s and in her latest work,
"Posing Beauty: African-Amer-
ican images from the 1990s to
the Present." she constructs a
bold presentation of the chang-.
ing notion of beauty, both male
and female, and how Blacks
have often been intentionally
"Images are powerful; we
see and react to them on our
streets, in newspapers, in the
media and in our homes," Wil-
lis said. "I have been thinking
about how beauty is nuanced
in photography for quite some
time. Central to my concern is
an ongoing question on how
the display of the black body
affects how Black people are
viewed. The word "beauty" is

rarely used with Black. It's
been 11 years of research and
struggling to convince people
that I am not defining beauty -
I am offering the reader/viewer
to re-imagine their own under-
standing of beauty."
Mat Johnson. 41. is a Phila-
delphia native and instructor of
creative writing at the Universi-
ty of Houston. His novel, "Pym."
is a challenging meditation on
race, literature and obsession.
It engages Edgar Allen Poe's
"The Narrative of Arthur Gor-
don Pym Poe's sole piece that
focuses on the racism of the
19th century where "black was
associated with chaos and sav-
agery while whiteness meant
"I was inspired by John Car-
penter's film "The Thing" which
was based on a short story that
had clear influence from Poe."
Johnson said. "Even my ideas
of Antarctica, the setting for
the novel, come from Poe and
his idea of a lost Black civiliza-
tion in that land of total white-
Johnson believes we are en-

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tering a moment in time where
there are a lot of exceptional
Black fiction being produced.
He cites Colson Whitehead,
another Black author featured
during this year's fair as one
example. Whitehead's new
book, -Zone One," is a zombie-
horror story that takes a satiri-
cal look at pop culture.
For those who are drawn to
the world of hip hop, there is
the noir novel. "The Plot Against
Hip Hop, by Nelson George
that is packed with suspense
while providing a history les-
son of sorts. The murder mys-
tery draws on the author's long
career as a writer, producer
and cultural critic. He was one
of the first journalists to docu-
ment the rise of hip hop and is
working on documentary about
Magic Johnson's announce-
ment 20 years ago last October
that he had tested HIV-positive.
Other authors that may be of
interest to our readers include:
Alan Cheuse, Nell Irvin Paint-
er, Randall Robinson, Ran-
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5th; Oscar J. II and Melissa
F. Braynon. their 5th on Nov.
9th: Timothy A. and Delores
S. Smith, their 4th on Nov.
Get well wishes and our best
wishes and prayers go out to
all of you: Wanda Herring,
Jacqueline F. Livingston,
Naomi A. Adams, Inez
McKinney Johnson, Sue
Francis. Sharon Anderson,
Frankie Rolle, Yvonne
Johnson-Gaitor, Mildred
"PI" Ashley, Louise H.
Cleare, Ebenezer "Scrooge"
Edwards, Lorna Brown

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Mathis. Grace Heastle goes out to Richard J.
Patterson. Wilhelmina Strachan, who wrote a
Stirrup-Welch and Eva book called "Memories" and
Johnson. Glad to see Norma produced an one hour cd
Culmer-Mims up and out (Grown Folks music). Check
again. Dr. Strachan out for more
Sympathy goes out to Earl information on his projects. I
Wells, whose wife Eursla am told the proceeds will go
Wells, a former principal in to the Dr. Lorraine Strachan
Miami-Dade County Public Scholarship Fund.
Schools and former bookstore Martha Day. Kathy
owner, died in the Bahamas. Thurston and Nancy
Her remains were brought Dawkins also attended
back to South Florida. Fred Bethune- Cookman
Hunter Funeral Home in University's Homecoming
Davie was in charge of the on last weekend. Ashante
funeral services. Sympathy (Kathy's daughter is a
to the Wells family, freshman at Bethune-
Hearty congratulations Cookman University.
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M Ensemble pays

"Radio Golf" -final piece in playwright's

,cycle examining the Black experience

By D. Kevin McNeir

The final piece in August
Wilson's 10-play cycle exam-
ining the Black experience in
the 20th century, "Radio Golf,"
is the season opener for South
Florida's premier producer of
Black plays, The M Ensemble
Company, Inc. The play takes
place in the Hill District of
Pittsburgh where Wilson was
born. And while the troupe has
changed its location from North
Miami to The Light Box at Gold-
man Warehouse [404 NW 26th
Street, Miami], Executive Di-
rector and co-founder Shirley
Richardson says their mission
remains the same: "to pro-

The 28th edition of the Mi-
ami Book Fair International
will take place on November
13-20 at Miami Dade College's
Wolfson Campus. For more in-
formation, visit www.miami-

The Habitat for Human-
ity of Greater Miami will have
homeownership application
meetings at several locations:
Wednesday, November 16 at Af-
rican Heritage Cultural Arts Cen-
ter at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, No-
vember 26 at Ministerio C.E.L.A.
at 9 a.m.; Saturday, November
26 at Overtown Youth Center at
9:30 a.m. For more information,
contact McKenzie Moore at 305-

Miami-Dade County
is hosting a series of charter
amendment town hall meetings.
They will be held on Wednesday,
November 16 from 7-9 p.m. at
Miami Lakes Branch Library and
Thursday, November 17 from
7-9 p.m. at West Dade Regional
Library. For more information,
visit miamidade.gov/charterre-

Booker T. Washington
Class of 1967 members are
encouraged to join monthly
class meetings the 3rd Satur-
day of each month at the African
Heritage Cultural Arts Center.
.For more information, contact L.
King at 305-333-7128.

The Miami-Dade Parks,
Recreation and Open Spaces
Department will host the Fall
Art Series at the Women's Park
on Saturday, November 19. For
more information, call 305-480-

Epsilon Alpha Chapter of
Alpha Pi Chi National Soror-
ity, Inc. cordially invites the
public to their annual Fall Schol-
arship Luncheon being held on
Saturday, November 19 at 11
a.m. For more information, con-
tact E. Stevenson at 305-793-

Miami Jackson Class of
1976 will meet on Saturday,
November 19 at 2 p.m. at the
Bahamian Connection Grill. We
will discuss our upcoming event
which is our Thanksgiving proj-
ect, as well as our Christmas
party and its location. Class re-
union t-shirts will be available.
For more information, contact
Kevin at 305-519-8790 or Ivan
at 305-903-7268.

Arnetha Thomas invites
the community to her book sign-
ing of "Power of the Blood at
Work, Broken Veil" on Saturday,
November 19 from 6-8 p.m. at
the African Heritage Cultural
Arts Center. For more informa-
tion, contact Arnetha Thomas at

mote African-American culture
through the performing arts."
"We are facing challenging
times now but we remain com-
mitted to hiring seasoned ac-
tors and directors so that we
can continue to offer quality
productions," Richardson said.
M Ensemble has collaborated
this year with Miami Light Proj-
ect and Arts for Learning -
sharing the space and therefore
reducing their costs.
"Now we have a larger space
that will allow us to produce
musicals in addition to our tra-
ditional theater productions,"
she said. "As is our custom, we
opened this season with one of
Wilson's works because no mat-
ter what their color, audiences


Dr. Sharon Lovett of The
Love Supper, a non-profit orga-
nization, invites the community
to their free event on Saturday,
November 19 at 7 p.m. at House
of God Miracle Temple, 1425 NW
59th Street in Miami. For more
information, contact Dr. Sharon
Lovett at 561-681-6817.

Speaking Hands Orga-
nization is hosting a three day
mini camp on November 21-23.
For more information, call 954-

Chai Community Servic-
es will host "Gotta Get a Turkey
Giveaway" on Tuesday, Novem-
ber 22 from 2-5 p.m. at Christ of
God Tabernacle. First come, first
serve to 500 families. For more
information, call 786-273-0294.

The World Famous Rain-
bow Crusaders, Inc. will be
hosting their 8th Annual "Tur-
key Day Classic" on Tuesday,
November 22 at the Inverrary
Country Club in Lauderhill at
6:30 p.m. For tickets and further
information, call 754-366-4688.

KVP Productions is host-
ing their monthly event "The
Creative Expression Artist show-
case" on Sunday, November 27
from 4-7 p.m. at Elles in Mira-
mar. The event is free to the
public. For more information,
contact kvpproductions@aol.
com or call 954-854-4192.

P.H.I.R.S.T. Impressionz,
a dinner poetry event returns at
Oasis Cafe in North Miami. It will
be held on Sundays, November
27 and December 18 at 7 p.m.
For more information, call 786-

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 305-284-

E The Miami Jazz Society,
Miami Tower, Sky Lounge
and Community Cultural Dis-
covery Exchange presents the
fall downtown jazz series and
downtown film series during the
month of November at the Miami
Tower Sky Lounge and the In-
tercontinental Miami Indigo Bar.
For more information, contact
Keith Clarke at 305-684-4564.

The State Attorney's
Office is hosting a "Wipe Out
Warrant" Day on Thursday, De-
cember 1 at Betty T. Ferguson
Recreational Complex in Miami
Gardens from 3-6 p.m. Valid

tribute to Wilson

love to see his work. As the sea-
son progresses we will do plays
by lesser-known playwrights
- works that deserve to gain
larger audiences."
"Radio Golf" features Don
Seward, who is "young and very
talented," in the lead role of Har-
mon Wilks, a businessman who
wants to become Pittsburgh's
first Black mayor; Carey Hart,
William Barnes, Andre L. Gain-
ey and Keith Wade.
"The cast features our more
seasoned actors actors with
whom we have worked before
and whose strengths on stage
are apparent," Richardson add-
ed. "Keith has been part of M
Ensemble since he was a little
boy when his mother worked
with us. He began in our chil-
dren's theater and has devel-
oped into an outstanding actor."
Themes of the play include:

only for warrants issued for Mi-
ami-Dade County. Pre-registra-
tion is required by calling 305-
547-3300 or faxing your name,
telephone number and picture
ID to 305-547-0772. For more
information, call 305-547-0724.

E Old'Dillard Museum pres-
ents their Holiday Concert fea-
turing Dillard High School Cho-
rus on Thursday, December 8 at
6 p.m. To RSVP, call 754-322-

E Free homebuyer's educa-
tion workshop by Opa-locka
CDC will be held on Saturday,
December 10. Classes are from
9-5. Get your certificate for at-
tending the eight hour course
and hear about NSP2 properties,
guidelines and subsidies. Re-
serve your seat today. For addi-
tional information and locations,
call 305-687-3545 ext. 238 or
ext. 236.

Calling all Miami Rescue
Mission Alumni (Miami Alpha,
Broward and Pompano grads),
join us in fellowship on Satur-
day, December 10 from 6-9
p.m. at New Jerusalem Baptist
Church. For more information,
contact Rev. Ron Jackson at

The Booker T. Washing-
ton Class of 1965, Inc. will
worship together on Sunday,
December 18 at 10 a.m. at St.
Paul AME Church. For additional
information, contact Lebbie Lee
at 305-213-0188.

Registration for Miami-
Dade County Parks' Win-
ter Break Camps has begun.
Camps will be held December
19, 2011-January 2, 2012 from
9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more informa-
tion, contact Miami-Dade County
Information Hotline at 3-1-1 or
the Miami-Dade County Parks,
Recreation & Open Spaces De-
partment at 305-755-7842.

Jonathan Spikes, Inc.
presents the "Let's Talk It Out"
conflict resolution workshop on
Friday, January 20, 2012 at the
Joseph Caleb Auditorium from
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. For more in-
formation, email info@jona-

Dad's for Justice, a pro-
gram under Chai Community
Services assists non-custodial
parents through Miami-Dade
State Attorney's Office with child
support modifications and visita-
tion rights. For more informa-
tion, or to schedule an appoint-
ment, call 786-273-0294.

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

Let Me Be Me

I am who I am?
No one should envy, hate or despise me without cause
I am me!
You can't be me!
I can't be you!
Don't be jealous of what I can do!
God gave us all something to do.
See your life as beauty;
It is indeed your duty;
To be the best person you can be
As long as you don't try to be me.
You can see all the beauty you have
If you just remember who you are.
You are one! I am one!
Why can't we live to have some fun?
Don't be grudging over indulging, living your life as a lie;
Be the rightful person you are; and you'll
See how far you have come, being you is truth for
Sure, now live your life in simple pleasure.
For it is truth you cannot measure.
-By T.Williams
Miami, FL


Love is one of the most overly complicated ideas in human
But can simplified into a single format
That is most of the time cluttered with the situations of life
Cheating, stealing, lying, sexual bias, money, and etc.
Not to mention the falls of man like gluttony, wrath, and
Their brother and sisters that come with them
The simplest thing about Love is the choice
Whether too give love or receive love
Now the complicated thing is what love is
Some believe that it's being willing to give your life for an-
other person
Or be willing to spend time with people and forge relationships
because you care
But.love is this
The ability to see past a person's fault
Into who the really are or
The person that rests in their core
And then to be willing to give your life
Not only in death
But willing to spend or put your life on hold for their benefit
Because some people will die for a person
Few will live with them
-By Shakur Butler
Miami, FL

Bayside will "rock" with food
The Second Annual Bayside better, healthier and cleaner.
Rocks music festival returns The event is free until 2 p.m.
to Miami next Sunday at Bay- But guests are asked to con-
front Park. But this time there tribute two or more cans of
will be an added twist the food as part of the cost of ad-
theme for the day will be "Mi- mission. Proceeds will benefit
ami goes green" with efforts Curley's House a Liberty
launched to keep the environ- City-based organization dedi-
ment clean. Local businesses cated to improving the qual-
and citizens will be asked to ity of life for low-to-moderate
enjoy the day, a star-filled income families, the elderly,
tribute to 50 years of music by youth-at-risk, the abused and
the Wailers and the late Bob HIV/AIDS infected individu-
Marley, and to dedicate them- als by providing the nutrition
selves to making. our world they need.

Belafonte: Focusing on needs of others

gentrification, how today's
youth who are better off tend
to dismiss the elderly and how
the needs of the poor are often
ignored for the sake of econom-
ic development. The cast does
a credible job in transmitting
Wilson's concern about what it
means to be Black and his hope
that as we answer the question,
it will lead future generations
to always respect their history
and cultural traditions, even
while seeking an improved so-
cial-economic status. Wilson's
title pokes fun at the notion
that some Blacks have adopted
- picking up golf, a white man's
sport, like Tiger Woods success-
fully did, can help Black chil-
dren find their way out of pov-
erty and into a better world.
Could it be that simple?
Kaila Heard contributed to
this piece.

The Miami-Dade Commu-
nity Action Agency's (CAA)
Head Start Program has im-
mediate openings for compre-
hensive child care at the South
Miami Head Start Center for
children ages 3-5 only. For more
information, call Adrienne, Jen-
nifer of Sofia at 305-665-4684.

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

0 S.A.V. (Survivors Against
Violence) is a bible-based pro-
gram for young people and
meets at Betty T. Ferguson Cen-
ter in Miami Gardens each week.
For information, contact Minister
Eric Robinson at 954-548-4323
or www.savingfamilies.webs.

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

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

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 Rozier
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 African
Heritage Cultural Arts Center.
We are beginning to make plans
for our 50th Reunion. For more
information, contact Evelyn at

Looking for all former Mon-
tanari employees to get reac-
quainted. Meetings are held on
the last Saturday of each month
at 9 a.m. For more informa-
tion, contact Loletta Forbes at
786-593-9687 or Elijah Lewis at

Great Crowd Ministries
presents South Florida Gospel
Festival at Amelia Earhart Park
on Saturday, March 10, 2012
from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. For more
information, contact Constance
Koon-Johnson at 786-290-

Liberty City Farmers
Market will be held Thursdays,
12-5 p.m. and Saturdays, 11
a.m.-4 p.m. at TACOLCY Park
until May 2012. For more infor-
mation, call 954-235-2601 or
305-751-1295 ext. 107.

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amazing men and women," he
said. "It was in my DNA to be
a civil rights activist and an
international spokesperson -
that was my destiny and my
choice. I watched my mother
suffer great indignities and
saw her pay the price in order
to bring comfort to her chil-
dren. I wondered where was
justice for her and was led to
wake up every day with my
eye on making this a better
world. Meeting remarkable
people only fueled my resolve
to become involved in the mis-
sion to reduce poverty and
speak out against injustice. I
never attempted to shy away
from who I was and never for-
got that I came from humble

Belafonte says there is a lot
that he still has not done but
adds the caveat that he is more
than satisfied with his life.
"I am constantly bewildered
by the details of life, from a
leaf on a plant to how the hu-
man body functions. My pas-
sion for knowledge about the
unknown is my secret life. As

I watch young people today, I
admit that I am surprised. I
never thought I would witness
the resurgence of issues that
we fought to overcome in my
younger days. From Occupy
Wall Street to youth across the
globe protesting in the streets
for freedom, it's clear that to-
day's youth know what they
want. Where are the leaders
today? Where were the lead-
ers of yesterday? When Rosa
Parks refused to get up be-
cause her feet were tired, she
started a ripple that would
change the universe. That
was a miraculous feat. Insti-
tutions are trying to figure
out what to do with youth to-
day. But remember that when
King started his work he was
just 24-years-old. John Lewis,
Diane Nash and Julian Bond
were all teenagers when they
got involved in the civil rights
movement. When people face
hard times they eventually
grow weary and stand up de-
manding change. America
suffers from desired amne-
sia those in control want to
run for cover acting as if they
don't understand. The ques-
tions that we raised when Dr.
King was alive are being asked
again. And through non-vio-
lent means, youth are looking
for answers."

LVI YljtYENiami





MDC recruiter speaks with potential students.

HASF hosts college fair

By Randy Grice

A college education is a priv-
ilege that helps citizens across
America to be able to provide
a better life for themselves and
their families. Last Saturday,
the Haitian American Schol-
arship Fund (HASF) made it
that much easier for the Little
Haiti community to take ad-
vantage of a college education
by hosting the first annual
Little Haiti College Fair at the
Little Haiti Cultural Center
[212 NE 59th Terrace].
"Our main goal here today
was to provide information to
the Haitian-American com-
munity," said Justin Manuel,
president of the HASF. "A lot
of parents are not actively in-
volved 'in their child's educa-
tion, so we have had to come
up with ways to provide for
students to get the informa-
tion that they need to succeed.
We have many colleges in our

community, but sometimes
they just don't know."
Several universities and
colleges were represented at
the fair including: Florida In-
ternational University, Flor-
ida Memorial University and
Miami Dade College (MDC).
Representatives were on hand
from the colleges and uni-
versities to give students and
parents information on enroll-
ment and financial aid among
other things.
"We are here to give informa-
tion to students about how to
enroll in our institution, spe-
cifically freshman students,"
said Jen Alcime, a representa-
tive of the Hialeah campus of
Miami Dade College. We un-
derstand that the transition
from high school to college is
a big one and we are here to
make that move easier Get-
ting the right information is a
key part for the success of any
The HASF was founded in
2001 with the goal of helping

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Haitian family stands in front of their home

Haiti to aid first

time home buyers

Haiti's struggle to rebuild
homes for hundreds of thou-
sands of quake victims may
be giving the impoverished
nation something it has never
had: Loans to help people buy
them. If efforts by international
donors and local agencies suc-
ceed, at least a few members of
Haiti's small middle class will
be able for the first time to get
a mortgage. Some of the efforts
reach even further, offering mi-
cro-mortgages for families who
make as little as $150 a month.
The hurdles will be significant
in a nation where 70 percent are
unemployed, many land titles
were destroyed in the January
2010 quake and banks have lit-
tle experience in offering loans
to anyone but the country's
tiny elite, leaving most of Haiti's
10 million people to rent their
housing. Even those who would
seem to qualify are finding it a
Radio journalist Hertelou
Vellette, who has worked for
the same company for 11 years,
has waited for more than two
months to learn if a state bank
will help finance a $52,000
two-bedroom prefabricated
house. And that's after he sub-
mitted title deeds, a letter of
employment, bank statements

for the past six months, credit
card statements for the most
recent three months, water
and electricity bills, statements
from other income sources, a
land survey and a copy of his
identity card. He also had to
pay a nonrefundable $500 fee
for the application. Most Hai-
tians don't have credit cards or
a bank account, let alone $500,
a sum greater than what most
earn in six months. What is not
lacking is demand.
About 500,000 people like
Vellette are still without homes
of their own following the earth-
quake. Most are holed up in
flimsy tent-like shelters vulner-
able to heavy wind and stormy
weather. The biggest interna-
tional effort so far to create a
mortgage market is a $47 mil-
lion package backed by former
U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and
George W. Bush. It would give
Haiti's private banks long-term
liquidity at low, fixed interest
rates so they can finance home
repair loans, regular mort-
gages and micro-mortgages for
10,000 to 15,000 families. The
Clinton Bush Haiti Fund con-
tributed $3 million to the plan
and the World Bank's Haiti Re-
construction Fund approved a
grant of $10 million.

high school graduates and
financially-strapped college
students. While the turnout
was a little shallow, Manuel
believes next year's fair will
draw in even more people.
"This is really just a starting
point for us; we will not stop
here," Manuel said. "We had
a little crowd but there were
some students that did come
with their parents that were
actively seeking information.
This will be a yearly thing for
us, next year it will be bigger.
I know that we will have more
students and more parents
that will come to participate
in the college fair."

By Randy Grice
Keeping the streets
Haiti clean is a task t
people aren't ready t(
to. Recently, the Little
timist Club (LHOC) he
ond annual Little Hait
it Clean and Green ev
"Our goal was to
the Little Haiti area
educate the common
importance of recyc
the use of green an
efficient products," s;
Louissaint, president
"Our volunteers wen
door to provide individ
information on green
ergy efficient productE
households received e:
cient light bulbs for th
courtesy of Green Lab
green company and

keeps Little I
of LHOC."
.com The LHOC is a non-profit or-
ganization that was established
s of Little in 2010 by a group of business,
hat many community and civic leaders to
o step up provide assistance, guidance
Haiti Op- and programs to the youth of
Ild its sec- Little Haiti. Sixty-five volun-
ti Keeping teers participated in the day
ent. of giving back to the commu-
beautify nity. The volunteers cleaned up
as well as the area between NE 50th and
ity on the 54th Streets.
:ling and "The majority of our volun-
id energy teers assisted with the beau-
aid Marie tification of a home on 50th
of LHOC. Street," Louissaint said. "We
t door to beautified a home in the com-
luals with munity by pressure cleaning
and en- the house, completing minor
s and 100 repairs and painting the exteri-
nergy effi- or. We also provided the house
.eir homes with new grass and various
)el, a local plants and flowers as well as
member installed a new mailbox, house

laiti clean
number, porch light and more."
Louissaint also added that
the LHOC would be having this
clean up again next year.
"I believe in what LHOC is do-
ing in the Little Haiti commu-
nity and it was a pleasure tak-
ing part in their Keep It Clean
and Green event once again,"
said Marva Bradshaw, a volun-
teer at the event. "Besides the
clean up, we pressure-cleaned
and painted a home in the area
for a family who was extremely
gracious and appreciative. We
also installed grass and plant-
ed trees and flowers, which
brought the home to life. It was
definitely worth losing sleep on
a Saturday morning and I'm
sure the neighbors were happy
to see the renovations to their
neighbors home! I'm definitely
looking forward to next years

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MI l, FLORIDA, NOVEMBER 16-22, 2011




get worse

Many in state are two years

behind in payments

By Kimberly Miller

More than half of Florida homeowners in
foreclosure have not made a mortgage pay-
ment in two years or more. That's higher than
the national average and one indication of why
banks are paying borrowers up to $20,000 to
execute a short sale.
A new report from Jacksonville-based LPS
Applied Analytics found that as of September.
56 percent of Florida's mortgages in foreclosure
are 24 months or more behind in payments,
compared with 39 percent nationwide.
About 84 percent of Florida foreclosures are
more than 18 months in arrears.
Considering recent figures that estimate the
time from initial filing to auction at 676 days in
Florida. LPS Senior Vice President Herb Blecher
said, he's not shocked by the mounting late
In January 2010, just 19 percent of Florida's
foreclosures were 24 months or more delin-

Blecher said the longer delinquency rates are
more evidence of a foreclosure bottleneck that-
could hinder a housing recovery.
"The longer the homes are out there and the
borrower isn't, paying, the more properties will
tend to deteriorate," Blecher said. "It's on the
high end in Florida because inventories are big-
ger and foreclosure processing is slower." .,,
Florida's courts are mired in an estimated
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Still hope for



Review program by feds

starts soon
During 2009 and 2010, tens of thousands
of homeowners in South Florida were in fore-
closure. Many will soon receive letters asking
if they would like consultants to review their
case and check for errors. Under a new federal
foreclosure review program, major services
must hire independent consultants to search for
foreclosure errors. They must also provide com-
pensation if the reviewers discover damages.
The move was made after an audit by the Office
of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) found
multiple examples of inefficient home reposses-
sions. Fourteen mortgage services, including
Bank of America, Wells Fargo, CitiMortgage
and Chase, all dominant figures here in South
Florida, will be involved in the review.
According to the,OCC, homeowners can
anticipate receiving a letter between now and
December 31 asking if they would like to have
their foreclosure case reviewed. They will have
until April 30, 2012 to respond.
Early projections indicate that the review
process could include more than 4.5 million
foreclosure cases nationwide. In Miami-Dade
and Broward counties, there were 328,646 fore-
closure filings between 2009 and 2010. There
is no cost for homeowners to participate in the
review process and only primary residences are
eligible for the program.

keeps Black locks hea

Salon finds beauty in organic treatments

By Randy Grice

Hair salons are some of
the most needed businesses
in the world of beauty. One
salon is bringing a twist to
the industry. Sayblee Dar-
sale's Natural Hair Salon
[8423 NW 7th Avenue], is
combining the art of skilled
designs with the use of
natural hair products.
"I opened this salon be-
cause I like natural things,"
said Darsale, 42. "I like
healthy food and healthy
hair. When I was in beauty
school. I thought that the
hair products we used
were just too strong. I de-
cided that when I completed
beauty school I would open
a natural beauty salon us-

ing natural products that I
think are best for healthy':
Darsale has been in busi-
ness for about six months
now. In addition to special-
izing in a variety of natural
hair designs, she also sells
her secret hair care prod-
ucts that she insists help to
reverse balding in women
and men.
"My hair was always
natural," she said. "However
when I was like 10-years-
old, one of my aunts relaxed
my hair. It was one of the
most painful things of my
life because back then they
would perm your hair with
no kind of base on your
scalp. So, there was nothing
really td prevent the relaxer
from burning my scalp."

When Darsal
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and higher

wages seen

min 2012
By Donna Gehrke-White

More jobs, higher wages and a lower unem-
-- ployment rate are projected for a recovering
*y- .South Florida in 2012. according to a new
-. ; 4 study.
Miami-Dade. Broward and Palm Beach
counties are "expected to show strong growth
in 2012' the best since the recession hit,
the University of Central Florida predicts in its
quarterly report of statewide economic trends.
"I think South Florida. like much of the
state, has been recovering in slow motion, but
next year we will start to build momentum,"
said Sean Snaith, director of the university's
Institute for Economic Competitiveness.
The economic steam is expected to grow
even stronger, with South Florida further
improving in 2013 and 2014 as the region
rebounds from its worst economic times in
decades, according to the projections issued
by the institute.
The region's expanding international trade
should bolster the rebound, Snaith said.
And as more jobs are produced, consumer
confidence will increase to produce more sales
that help the economy rebound from the dev-
astating recession, he added.
UCF is projecting the three counties will add
more than 23,000 jobs next year.
"- That's about a third of the state's jobs ex-
pected to be created in 2012, Snaith said.
6 Wages and salaries in South Florida should
grow by nearly $4 billion in a year.
I Personal income is expected to grow 4
II y percent annually the second highest in the
state, according to UCF's projections.
S...... The unemployment rate will drop in 2012..
S but still remain much .higher..than before the
recession hit due, to so marny..South Floridians
e first came laid off in the last four years. UCF projected.
n Liberia at Please turn to WAGES 8D

age 24. she said that she
experienced a culture shock
in how most Black American
women wore their hair.
"It was so much weave,"
she said. "A lot of the women
were getting weave. I also
thought that the overkill of
weave didn't make the hair
of those women look pretty
or healthy. I also saw women
with relaxed hair too but
still, it was not healthy for -
them. So I wondered what
happened to the ladies we
saw on TV that had such
beautiful looking hair, for
example, the women on
Different Strokes and Good,
Times. Even though their
hair was relaxed, it looked
nice and healthy."

Seasonal hiring outlook more hopeful

By Paul Davidson

Holiday hiring could perk
up a lackluster job market,
with some analysts and em-
ployers expecting seasonal
payrolls to increase slightly'
more than projected.
Employers added 80,000
jobs in October, the Labor
Department said last week.
That's slightly less than an-
ticipated, though estimated
gains for August and Sep-
tember were revised upward
by 102.000. More than
150,000 monthly additions
are needed to noticeably

bring down the jobless rate,
now nine percent.
Retailers added 17,800
jobs last month and a
monthly average of 16,500
so far this year.
The National Retail Fed-
eration has not changed its
early October forecast that
retailers will hire about
490,000 mostly part-time
seasonal workers this year.
about the same as last year.
It expects holiday sales to
increase by 2.8 percent,
less than last year's 5.2
percent jump.
Some are more optimistic.

Research firm Customer
Growth Partners recently
predicted holiday sales
will increase 6.5 percent
on growth in disposable
income, a decline in house-
hold debt and new fashions
that are drawing customers
to apparel stores. That will
prompt a slight increase in
hiring over last year, says
President Craig Johnson.
IHS Global Insight, an
economic research firm,
estimates holiday sales will
rise four this year.
J.C. Penney spokesman
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Most jobless no

longer get benefits

Just 48 percent can collect checks,
down from 75 percent in early 20o10

By Christopher S. Rugaber
Associated Press

WASHINGTON The jobs crisis has left so
many people out of work for so long that most
of America's unemployed no longer receive un-
employment benefits.
Early last year, 75 percent were receiving
checks. Now, the figure is 48 percent. Nearly
one-third of America's 14 million unemployed
have had no job for a year or more.
Congress is expected to decide by year's
end whethther to continue providing emergency
unemployment benefits for up to 99 weeks in
the hardest-hit states. If the emergency ben-
efits expire, the proportion of the unemployed
receiving aid would fall further.
The ranks of the poor also would rise. The
Census Bureau says unemployment benefits
kept 3.2 million people from slipping into
poverty last year. It defines poverty as annual
income below $22,314 for a family of four.
Yet for a growing share of the jobless, a vote
in Congress to extend the benefits to 99 weeks
is irrelevant. They've had no job for more than
99 weeks. They're no longer eligible for ben-
Their options include food stamps or other
social programs. Nearly 46 million people re-
ceived food stamps in August, a record total.
"There's going to be increased hardship,"
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Let actions of consumers go beyond Bank Transfer Day

By Charlene Crowell
NNPA Columnist

Dissatisfaction with banking prac-
tices and policies have irritated,
alienated and obligated customers
in ways that did not seem fair at all.
Although complaints ranged from
mortgage lending and servicing to
credit cards, the proverbial straw
that broke was a new fee for use of
debit cards.

In a series of late September an-
nouncements, many major banks ad-
vised customers of new fees. While
some banks preferred monthly fees
ranged from $3 to $5, others would
test or 'assess' fees per purchase.
In the throes of a lingering reces-
sionary economy, high unemploy-
ment, growing poverty, and not
enough jobs for millions of Americans
to be financially self-sufficient, con-
sumers revolted with a coordinated

national effort called "Bank
Transfer Day". Nov. 5th was
the designated day for con-
sumers across the country
to leave their banks and join
local credit unions.
Yet many consumers chose
to act right away. Before
"Bank Transfer Day",, the
Washington Post recently
reported that over the past
month, the National Asso-


ciation of Federal Credit
Unions recorded a 350
percent increase in web
traffic to its online credit
union locator. The por-
tal, www.CULookup.com
matches visitors with in-
stitutions they might be
, eligible to join based on af-
filiations, such as school,
employer or church.
According to Bill

Cheney, CEO of the Credit Union Na-
tional Association (CUNA), "If all. of
the people signed up to participate
in "Bank Transfer Day" on Saturday
do so, and remain credit union mem-
bers over the year that follows, those
consumers will save a combined $4.8
million. Combine that with the $5
per month that they won't be paying
in debit card fees, and you're up to
$5.1 million."
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Sprint targets free cellphone customers





By Greg Bensinger

Brenda Parker lives in gov-
ernment housing, can't work
because of chronic medical
problems and depends on
federal disability checks. She
is just the kind of customer
Sprint Nextel Corp. is looking
Parker, of Shallotte, N.C., is
one of millions of low-income
Americans who get 250 min-
utes a month of free cellphone
service through a little-known
government subsidy program
called Lifeline.
The program, funded by
charges levied on cellphone
bills nationwide, pays carriers
such as Sprint as much as $10
a month per customer to be
used toward a free or discount-
ed wireless plan.
For Sprint, which offers free
service under its Assurance
Wireless brand, these plans
provide a thin slice of profit
and a chance to make more

money. If customers go over
their small initial allotment
and need to buy more minutes
or texts.
The program also brings in
a precious commodity in the
saturated U.S. wireless mar-
ket subscriber growth. In any
given period, Sprint has said;,. .
more than 50 percent of its net:
new customers have come to
the carrier via the free service.
Lifeline has been grow-.
ing rapidly. In recent years,
reflecting both the ferocity of
the fight for U.S. wireless cus-
tomers and the dire financial
condition of many consumers
as the economy continues its
halting recovery.
"I would never be able to
have a cellphone otherwise,"
says the 50-year-old Parker.
Sprint isn't the only car-
rier taking advantage of the
program to boost subscriber
count. AT&T Inc. and Verizon
Wireless, co-owned by Veri-
zon Communications Inc. and

Vodafone Group PLC, use the
subsidy to offer discounted
plans. Mexican billionaire

Carlos Slim offers free service
to U.S. customers under the
SafeLink brand of his America

Movil SAB's Tracfone unti.
Safelink is the biggest pro-
vider of the subsidized service
with more than two million
subscribers. Sprint's Assur-
ance Wireless doesn't disclose
its subscriber tally our says
it is approaching the two-
million mark. Smaller carriers,
such as YourTel Wireless and
ReachOut Wireless also are
jumping into fray.
Lifeline was created in 1984,
originally to offer subsidized
service for landline pone. But,
since late in the past decade,
it has increasingly bee used
to fund cellphone service.
The program is only open to
.people who meet federal prov-
erty guidelines or are on food
stamps, Medicaid or other as-
sistance programs.
* Still, the potential market
is sizable. According to U.S.
Census figures more than 46
million Americans were living
in property last year an 18-
year high.

Disbursements from the
non-profit Universal Service
Administrative Co., which
oversees the Lifeline fund rose
to $786.3 million in this year's
first half up 26 percent from a
year earlier and were on pace
to top 1.5 billion for the year.
"Unfortunately there's a large
market of customers who are
eligible based on their prov-
erty level," said John Carney,
Sprint senior vice president of
consumer marketing. "This is
not a customer, without sub-
sidy, we would have gone after
originally. We wouldn't have
been able to make money."
For subscribers, the cost
adding extra minutes or texts
can mount quickly once their
basic free allotment runs out.
Safelink charges $10 for 50
extra minutes ad deducts as
much as a minute of talk time
for each text message. Sprint
Assurance offers 250 extra
voice minutes or 200 text mes-
sages for $5.

This is war: New Nook Tablet vs. Kindle Fire

By Rachel King

A couple weeks back, before
the Nook Tablet was officially
introduced, I ran down a brief
bullet list of points that the
next generation of the Nook
Color needs to hit in order to
compete with the Kindle Fire.
Although not all of the

demands were met. Barnes &
Noble might succeed anyway.
Let's go over the pricing
first. Amazon's Kindle Fire
might be more budget-friendly
with its $199 price tag, but
the $249 Nook Tablet packs
more punch when it comes to
There are two features that

really fuel this argument: the
display and the storage space.
Both the Kindle Fire and the
Nook Tablet have 7-inch IPS
touch screens with 16 million
colors. However, the Nook Tab-
let also has a laminated coat-
ing that really does spruce up.
the screen when watching HD
videos which reduces glare

and reflection while boosting
the color vividness.
But the feature that might
actually warrant the extra
$50 is the sheer amount of
storage space. The Kind le
Fire only has 8GB of onboard
memory only 6GB of which
is accessible to the user.
But the Nook Tablet has
double that at 16GB, and with
the microSD card slot that is
ready for 32GB of more space.
there's the potential for 48GB
of storage. That's huge and
probably essential for us-
ers who don't have frequent
access to Wi-Fi or might be
in the midst of traveling but
,want to watch movies beyond
Just streaming. There isn't
much of a cloud option to
speak of like there is with the
Kindle Fire, but there are sup-
ported third-party apps (i.e.

Dropbox) that are available on
the Nook Tablet to fulfill this
That segues into what could
be another major determining
factor for the Nook Tablet: the
ecosystem. At first, it might
seem easy to concede this

"The 'light' tablet segment

is till growing."

win to Amazon because of its
multiple products (i.e. cloud,
music, e-books, the online
megastore, etc.) can all line
up in one place on the Kindle
Fire. Yet, that assumes that
all prospective customers are
willing to buy into the Ama-
zon ecosystem wholeheaft-"'

For those who don't want to,
the Nook Tablet is the ideal
set up for consumers who
have plenty of other subscrip-
tions elsewhere (i.e. Netflix,
Hulu Plus, Dropbox, etc.) and
don't want to sign up for simi-
lar services again. This also
provides ample opportunity
for any Amazon competitors
to move over to B&N's side of
the aisle.
For consumers who are not
terribly interested in stream-
ing/watching lots of video and
just want a decent tablet at
a more affordable price, then
$199 for the Kindle Fire (and
maybe even the Nook Color) is
defintiely appealing.
However, the Nook Tablet
certainly has a fire of its own,
making the competition this
holiday season hotter than
previously anticipated.

Amazon's Kindle Fire, left, retails for $199. Barnes & Noble's Nook, right, is $249 but has
16GB of storage vs. the Fire's 8GB. The two devices are set to slug it out in the lower end
tablet wars.

The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida (Board) intends to commission one firm or joint venture
having full architectural- and engineering services available within the entity, or with consultants, as Ar-
chitect/Engineer (A/E) of Record. Interested A/E firms must demonstrate past experience in educational
facilities projects of similar size, scope and complexity. Project services shall include, be are not limited to,
master-planning, phasing and programming and may include full design services of one or more sectors.

1050 NW 195 Street, Miami, Florida 33169
Project No. 00223200
Preliminary Construction Budget: Sector I $9.5 Million & Sector II $14.5 Million
(Total Project Budget: $32.8 Million including all services & FF&E)

MANDATORY PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., local
time, at the South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union located at 1498 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida.

RESPONSES DUE: RFQ responses must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., local time,
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at:

Department of A/E Selection, Negotiations & Contractor Prequalification
Ms. Nazira Abdo-Decoster, Executive Director
1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Room 305
Miami, Florida 33132

REQUIREMENTS: This is an abbreviated ad; the complete legal ad with instructions for this solicitation
including Board-approved selection procedures and required U.S. General Services Administration SF330
form are available at the above address or at: http://llae-solicitations.dadeschools.net

In accordance with Board policies; a Cone of Silence, lobbyist requirements and protest proce-
dures are hereby activated. Failure to comply with requirements of this legal ad and Board policies shall be
grounds for disqualification. These, and all related, Board Policies can be accessed and downloaded at:

Brenda Parker


Sealed bids will be received by the City of Miami, Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 1st Floor, 3500 Pan
American Drive, Miami, Florida 33133-5504, until Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm for the
project entitled:


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

Sealed bids will be received by the City of Miami, Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 1st Floor, 3500 Pan
American Drive, Miami, Florida 33133-5504, until Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at 3:00 pm, for the
project entitled:


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

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

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

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

Bid packages containing complete instructions, plans and specifications may be obtained at the Public
Works Department, 444 S.W. 2nd Avenue, 8th Floor, Miami, Florida 33130, Telephone (305) 416-1200 on
or after November 9, 2011. Bid packages will be available in hard copy form and a non-refundable fee of
$20.00 each will be required. A bid package can also be mailed to bidders upon written request to the De-
partment, and shall include the appropriate non-refundable fee plus $10 for shipping and handling using
regular U.S. Mail.

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


ADD. No DP-12436




Obama orders modest jobs aid for vets

By Christi Parsons
Lisa Mascaroa

Obama used his executive au-
thority to announce a few small
steps to help military veterans
find jobs, part of a campaign to
show that he is fighting unem-
ployment while Congress re-
mains in political gridlock over
how to boost hiring.
Standing in the White House
Rose Garden with veterans at
his side Monday, Obama also
called on lawmakers to pass
tax credits for businesses that
hire veterans part of his
$447-billion jobs bill that has
largely been stalled on Capitol
Hill for nearly two months.
The executive actions the
president ordered will have a
modest effect. They include
creation of a new online ser-
vice and a jobs bank to help
veterans in their job searches.
But even as a stalemate over
economic policy hardens be-
tween the Democrat-led Senate
and Republican-run House,
the veterans provision in the
president's jobs plan may of-
fer a rare point of cooperation.
The proposal enjoys support

With veterans at his side, President Obama speaks in the
White House Rose Garden.

among Democrats and Repub-
licans alike, and is expected
to come up in the Senate this
The proposed tax credits
would give breaks to business-
es that choose veterans when
hiring. One Obama proposal
would grant firms a credit of
up to $5,600 for. each unem-
ployed veteran they hire, and
the other would give a maxi-
mum credit of $9,600 for hir-
ing veterans with disabilities
they suffered as a result of
military service.
Senate Republicans have
blocked most of Obama's jobs

plan, but they may find the
veterans hiring credit difficult
to resist. The unemployment
rate among veterans in gen-
eral is higher than the average
U.S. rate of nine percent, and
the jobless rate among return-
ing Iraq and Afghanistan war
veterans is in the double digits.
Senate Democratic leaders
will seek to attach the veter-
ans provision to one of the few
pieces of Obama's jobs plan
that has found bipartisan sup-
port a proposal to repeal a
forthcoming three percent tax
on contractors that do busi-
ness with the government.

Consumers dissatified with banks

continued from 6D

With consumers everywhere
needing to contain costs and
stretch dollars further, it would
be wonderful if Nov. 5th marked
the beginning rather than an
end to consumers acting in con-
cert to change bank practices.
Consumers clearly understood
the new debit card fee; far less
clarity surrounds overdraft
fees, a nagging consumer nem-
.esis. All too often, consumers
do not know of these mount-

ing charges until they receive
a bank statement. According to
.research by the Center for Re-
sponsible Lending, bank over-
draft fees cost customers $24
billion each year.
Although the Dodd-Frank
Consumer Protection Act guar-
antees that banks can only as-
sess these fees once a customer
opts in, there is still something
inherently unfair about an av-
erage $35 fee per debit card
transaction instead of just de-
clining a purchase and avoid-
ing the fee. CRL research also

found overwhelming consumer
support for the fee-free denial.
Then there is the emergence
of bank payday lending. This
no-lose proposition for banks,
deducts the full amount of an
advance deposit loan -- plus
fees from a customer's next
deposit. The result for the cus-
tomer is the same turnstile of
debt wrought, from storefront
payday lenders. Each year, the
cycle of debt caused by payday
loans regardless of the lender
- costs 12 million consumers
$1.4 billion in fees alone.

More jobs, higher wages seen in 2012

continued from 6"D_

More people will move to the
three counties in 2012: South
Florida is expected to grow
by about 38,000 or about 1.3
percent, the study found.
That will produce more de-
mand for homes. UCF is pro-

jecting that housing starts
will continue to increase to
10,220 units in 2012 and
more than double that, to
25,445 in 2014.
SStill, the increased con-
Struction is not close to the
41,642 homes started in 2005
at the height of the housing

Other economists also see
growth for South Florida'.'
Locally, Miami-Dade Coun-
ty has had one of the strongest
rebounds in hiring: It is now
up to about 95 percent of its
workforce before the recession
hit, said William B. Stronge,
professor emeritus at Florida
Atlantic University.

Benefits for jobless decrease

continued from 6D

said Wayne Vroman,
an economist at the
Urban Institute.
The number of un-
employed has been
roughly stable this
year. Yet, the number
receiving benefits has
plunged 30 percent.
Gov-ernment un-
employment benefits
weren't designed to
sustain people for
long stretches with-
out work. They usu-
ally don't have to. In
the recoveries from
the previous three
recessions, the lon-
gest average dura-
tion of unemployment
was 21weeks, in July

By contrast, in the
wake of the Great Re-
cession, the figure

reached 41 weeks in
September. That's the
longest on records

dating to 1948.
The figure is now 39

Season hiring outlook more hopeful

continued from 6D

Tim Lyons says the depart-
ment store chain is hiring
37,000 seasonal workers, up
from its estimate of 35,000 last
month and 30,000 holiday hires
in 2010. "We want to make sure
we have adequate coverage for
the heavier traffic," Lyons says.
TeleTech, which handles call-
center customer service and
marketing for retailers and
technology makers, is hiring
4,400 seasonal workers, up 60
percent over last year. Chief
Marketing Officer Mark Grinde-
land says the tepid holiday hir-
ing forecast by many retailers

could be due in part to a shift
in call-center duties to contrac-
tors such as TeleTech.
"Companies cut costs about
as much as they can," Grinde-
land says. "What they all real-
ize is that they have to grow
revenue and create a great cus-
tomer experience."
Macy's and Kohl's have said
they plan to increase holiday
hiring by about five percent,
while Target says it will hire
slightly more than the 92,000
seasonal workers it added last
year. Wal-Mart and TJX, which
operates T.J. Maxx and Mar-
shalls, say holiday employment
will be in line with 2010.
Some are cautious. Toys R Us

and Best Buy say holiday hir-
ing will fall 12 percent and 37
percent, respectively.
John Challenger, head of
outplacement firm Challenger
Gray and Christmas, says some
retailers are increasing exist-
ing workers' hours to avoid the
costs of recruiting and training
new employees amid economic
FedEx recently said it's hiring
20,000 workers to deliver holi-
day packages, up 18 percent
from last year, mostly because
of a surge in online orders.
UPS is expected to announce
Monday that it will hire about
50,000 seasonal employees,
roughly the same as last year.

Florida mortgage troubles worsen

continued from 6D

350,000 foreclosures. Cases
continue to be delayed as lenders
and bank lawyers sort through
last fall's robo-signing scandal.
The lengthy delays could be a
boon for some struggling bor-
rowers as banks look for alterna-
tives to languishing in foreclo-
sure court, said Jack McCabe,
chief executive of McCabe Re-
search & Consulting in Deerfield
Last month, Bank of America
quietly began a Florida-only
campaign that gives homeown-

ers up to $20,000 for a short sale
rather than letting their homes

Wells Fargo and J.P. Morgan
Chase have similar short-sale
programs, sometimes called
"cash for keys." McCabe said a
woman he knows was told by
Chase it would give her $35,000
for a short sale after she was only
60 days behind on payments.
"I think the banks are finally
starting to see that foreclosures
are a very long, dragged-out pro-
cess and it's to their advantage
to do a short sale," McCabe said.

"They don't want to incur the ex-
pense of a vacant home. They're
cutting their losses."
Another benefit to living mort-
gage free for two years or more
is a bump in expendable cash
to buoy the economy, said Wil-
liam Stronge, a senior fellow at
the Economic Development Re-
search Institute in West Palm
But Stronge acknowledged that
dropping excess cash at stores
and restaurants would apply
mostly to people who choose to
stop paying their mortgage, not
borrowers struggling because of
job loss or other hardships.

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Sealed bids will be received by the
City of Miami Clerk's Office
3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133 for:

Fire Station No. 2 Phase 2B Interior Rehabilitation and Parking Lot
.". ." Bids Due: December 12th, 2011 @ 2:00 P.M.

Scope of Work: Interior Rehabilitation and build-out of the 2nd floor oif th old Historic'Fire Station #2 for
the offices of the City of Miami Community Redevelopment Agency. Work includes new interior finishes/
layout (walls, doors, floors, ceilings and finishes); elevator equipment; plumbing systems; fire sprinkler sys-
tems, HVAC systems, electrical systems, connection of building systems to public utilities. First floor work is
limited to allowing for the future connections to the main utility services and minimum life safety equipment
including fire sprinklers. In addition, the work includes the construction of an adjacent at-grade parking lot
with landscaping, drainage and lighting.

CRA has scheduled a non-mandatory pre-bid conference and site visit will be held at the following
location, date and time:
Location: City of Miami Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
49 NW 5th Street, Suite 100, Miami, Florida.
Date/Time: November 18th, 2011 10:30 a.m.

Minimum Requirements: Prospective Bidder shall hold a current active certified license as a General Con-
tractor or certified Building Contractor from the State of Florida and must have a minimum of five (5) years
experience under its current business name, in the construction of similar projects including five (5) separate
references for Projects awarded to the Bidder of similar size, scope, and complexity, completed prior to the
Bid Due Date, within the past five years.

Copies of the solicitation are available on the CRA webpage by visiting www.miamicra.com on or after
November 7th, 2011.

It is the sole responsibility of all Bidders to ensure the receipt of any addendum. It is recommended
that Bidders periodically check the CRA webpage for updates and the issuance of addenda.

The CRA reserves the right to accept any Bids deemed to be in the best interest of the CRA, to waive any
minor irregularities, omissions, and/or technicalities in any Responses, or to reject any or all Bids and to
re-advertise for new Bids, in accordance with the applicable sections of the CRA Charter and Code.

All bids shall be submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Bids must be submitted in dupli-
cate originals in the envelopes provided. At the time, date, and place above, bids will be publicly opened.
Any bids received after time and date specified will not be considered. The responsibility for submit-
ting a Bid/proposal before the stated time and date is solely and strictly the responsibility of the Bidder. The
CRA is not responsible for any delays, late or mis-delivered Bids, no matter what the cause.

(#15536) Pieter A. Bockweg, CRA Executive Director


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, November 28, 2011, at 5:00 p.m., at
The Double Tree Grand Hotel, 1717 N. Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132.

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

(#15535) Pieter A. Bockweg, Executive Director
Southeast Overtown/Park West
and Omni Redevelopment District
Community Redevelopment Agencies




Section 8 special. One and
two bedrooms. Furnished
units available. $199. Total
move in. 786-488-5225
101 A Civic Center Area
Two bedrooms starting at
$760 monthly. One bed-
room starting at $700. De-
posit is $500 it you quality
Appliances, laundry, FREE
Parking. central air.
Call 786-506-3067
1545 NW 8 Avenue

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

1229 NW 1 Court
One bedroom, one bath,
$500. Appliances. free

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 batlh
$425. Ms. Shorty in #1
13190 Aswan Road #2
Renovated, one bdrm., one
bath, $800 mthly. Section 8.
140 NW 13 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
$500, 786-236-1144 or

14370 NW 22 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425,
Ms. JacKson 786-267-1646

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

1510 NW 58th Street
One bdrm, one bath, $475.
Call 786-797-6417
1540 NW 1 Court
Studio $E425. one Dbedroorm
$525 two bedrooms $625.
free water, cneap move in.

1600 NW 59 Street
Two bdrms one bath. $575.
appliances. 305-642-7080

1718 NW 2 Court
One bdrm, one bath. $425
Mr Gaiter in #1

1731 NW 183 Drive
Two bedrooms, one bath, tile
floors, near all facilities, free
water. $800 monthly. Security
required. 305-493-9635
1744 NW 1 Court
One bedroom, one bath,
$475 Two bedrooms one
bath $575 Appliances.
305-642- 7080

176 NE 60 Street
One bdrm, one bath, two bed-
rooms, one bath. Call 786-
180 NW 59 STREET
One, two, and three bed-
rooms. Call: 305-216-5390 or
1943 NW 2 Court
One bdrm, $500.
quire cheap move in.786-

1969 NW 2 Court
One bedroom one bath
$475 Appliances tree gas.

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

210 NW 17 Street
One bdrm, one bath $450
appliances 305-642-7080
2330 NW 97 Street
One bedroom, $760 monthly.
2416 NW 22 Court
One bedroom one
banth $650 free water
2751 NW 46 Street
One bedroom, remote gate,
$650 monthly. 786-402-8403
448 NW 7 Street
One bdrm, nice. $425 mtlhy.
467 NW 8 Street
Efficiency. one balh. $4-125
Apphliances free water

48 NW 77 Street
Beautiful one bedroom, $585
monthly. Call after 6 p.m.


50 Street Heights
Walking distance from
Brownsville Metrorail. Free
water, gas, window bars,
iron gate doors. One and two
bdrms from $490-$580 mthly!
Apply at 2651 NW 50 Street,
call 305-638-3699.
540 NW 7 Street
One bedroom, one balh.
$450 two bedrooms and
one bath, appliances $550,
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$520-$530 monthly. One
bedroom, $485 monthly, win-
dow bars and iron gate doors.
Free water and gas. Apply at:
2651 N W 50 Street or call.
7523 North Miami Avenue
One bdrm, one bath, renovat-
ed, new appliances, parking,
free water, and security ne-
gotiable. Section 8. HOPWA
OK. $650. Call between 9-6
only, 305-754-7900.
771 NW 80 Street
One bedroom
Call 786-295-9961
7752 NW 2 Court
Four bedrooms, two baths,
$1,535 monthly. Section 8
Welcome. 305-582-8210.
8295 N.E. Miami Court
Large one bdrm, one bath,
central air, new kitchen and
bath. Walk in closet, $650
monthly. 305-793-0002
850 NW 4 Avenue
Large nice and clean one and
two bedrooms, includes free
water and gas, washer and
dryers on premises. Close to
Downtown Miami. First and
Call 786-344-0178
Two bedrooms, one bath,
open house 11/12 and 11/13.
One and two bedrooms,.from
$495-$585 monthly. Free
water, window bars and iron
gate doors: Apply at: 2651
NW 50 Street or call.
Mo\.ie in Win irsi month reni
Remodeled efficiency, one,
two, three bdrms, air, appli-
ances, laundry, gate. From
$400. 100 NW 11 St.
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$700/$800, Section 8 OK!
Overtown Liberty City,
Opa-Locka, Brownsville.
Apartments, Duplexes.
Houses. One. Two and
Three Bedrooms Same day
approval Call [or specials
capi alrentalagency.com

Plus water! Spacious one.
two bdrms. Special for se-
niors 786-486-2895
Walking distance to school
from $400. Remodeled
efficiencies, one, two, three
bdrms; two bans Central air.
laundry gated Once 1023
NW 3 Ave. 305-372-1383
Beautiful one bedroom, $594
monthly, apartment in gated
community on bus lines. Ap-
ply at: 2651 NW 50 Street or
Call 305-638-3699.
$0 down to move in! One
bdrm, water included. 305-
603-9592, 305-458-1791 or

One and two bedrooms.
Studio, remodeled. Section 8
Welcome! 786-301-4368 or
8620 N Sherman Circle
Two bedrooms, two baths,
central air. Gated and se-
cured at Lake Shore. Appli-
ances included. Section 8
Welcome! $1,050 mthly. 954-
Two bdrms, tiled. $650 mthly
if qualified. 786-402-0672.
Clean and convenient one
bdrm, one bath for Section 8
Voucher. 305-528-6889.
Opa-Locka Area
3040 NW 135 Street
One bedroom, one
bath apt,$670 month-

305-694-6225 305-694-6225

$0 down to move in. One
and two bedrooms, water
included. 305-603-9592,
305-458-1791 or

One bdrm, one bath. $550
monthly. Call 786-222-1860.
Renovated Apartments
One bedroom, $525, two
bedrooms, $625, Call Ofer
1907 NW 2 Court
Nice two bedrooms, air
condition, appliances. Free
. HOT water, window shades,
$470 monthly, plus $200
deposit. 305-665-4938,

-Business Rentals
4801 NW 27 Avenue
Freestanding store available,
completely renovated. Air
conditioned. Roll-down
security doors. Outside
lighting. $950 monthly, $950
Security Deposit. Call

2683 NW 66 Street
For more information
Call 786-277-8988
269 NW 7th St. Unit 318
Two bedrooms, two baths,
$900 monthly, 305-757-7067,
Design Realty.
Three bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 Welpome.

1023 NW 47 Street
Efficiency one bath, $575,
three bedrooms, one batih.
$1150. Appliances, free
electric, water 305-642-
1245 NE 111 Street
STwo bedrooms, one bath,
$850 monthly. Section 8 OK.
786-357-8885, 305-305-1521.
1526 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath.
$475, free water.

1537 NW 51 Terrace
Two Ldrms, one bath., $695.
free water, 305-642-7080
15852 NW 38 Place
Two bedrooms and den, air.
$1100 monthly. 305-751-
1601 NW 51 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, air,
Section 8 OK. $1,050 mthly.
1737 NW 47 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$800 monthly. 305-525-0619
1780 NW 50th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$825 a month. Please call af-
ter 4 p.m. 305-778-3160.
1832 NW 50 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
bars, air, free water, Section 8
Welcome, $890 monthly, ap-
pliances, 305-215-8125.
1857 NW 50 Street
One and two bedrooms, one
bath, $550, $625, $750.
2045 NW 98 Street
Two bedrooms, $850 month-
ly. 786-488-0599 .
209-211 NW 41 Street
Three bdrms, one bath and
two bdrms, one bath, conve-
niently located, new renova-
tion. Section 8 Only!
2118 NW 42 Street
Two bdrms, one bath $795
appliances. 305-642-7080.
21301 NW 37 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
newly painted, $895 Call
2273 NW 65 Street Rear
One bdrm. $595 monthly
2285 NW 101 Street
One bedroom, tile, water, air,
bars. $700, No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson Broker
242 NW 57 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
Call Ray 305-519-3359.
271 NW 46 Street
: Two bedroorms one bath.
$895 free water and elec-
tricity. 305-642-7080
2791 NW 87 Terr. Unit B
Spacious, well kept one bed-
room, one bath, central air,
tiled floors, security windows,
private parking and free wa-
ter. Move in ready. $885 mth-
ly, $1660 move-in. Section 8
vouchers welcome.
2911 NW 135 Street

Three bdrms, two baths, Sec-
tion 8 welcome, $1400 mthly.
Call Sterling 954-668-3997.

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. $1,025 monthly.
Call 954-557-4567
3151 NW 53 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
newly renovated $800 mthly.
First, last and security.
4425 NW 23 Court
Two bedrooms one
bain $675 appliances
4603 NW 15 Avenue
Two bedrooms, den, $900.
515 N.E 150 Street #4
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$850 monthly. 954-437-8034
5526 NW 4 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air. FREE water! Section 8
OK! $825 monthly.
5769 NW 29 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath, nice,
clean, tile, air, $650 monthly,
Arlene 305-835-6281 or
728 NW 70 Street
Two bdrms, one bath.
786-506-5364, 786-301-2171
760 NW 70 Street
Five bdrms, two baths, Sec-
tion 8 welcome, $1800 mthly,
Call Sterling 954-668-3997.
775 NW 47 Street
Spacious two bedrooms, one
bath units. Family neighbor-
hood. Completely renovated,
new appliances. Section 8
Only. 305-975-1987
7820 NE 1 Avenue
Two bdrms, one baih.
$795 Appliances, Iree

7932 NW 12 Court
Two bedrooms, one bath, air,
tile, carpet, fenced yard, wa-
ter included, $900. Section 8
Welcome. 305-389-4011
8392-94 NW 15 Avenue
Large one and two bdrms.
Call 786-290-6333.
92 NE 59 Terrace
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air, bars, $900 mthly. Section
8 OK. 305-490-9284
92 NE 59 Terrace
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air, bars, $900 mthly. Section
8 OK. 305-490-9284
2318 NW 99 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1439 monthly, Section 8
Welcome. Credit/background
check required. For more in-
formation call Terry Roberts,
Real Estate Broker.
3737 Charles Terrace
Two bdrms, one bath duplex
located in Coconut Grove.
Near schools and buses.
$650 mthly, $650 security de-
posit, $1300 total to move in.
305-448-4225 or apply at:
3737 Charles Terrace
Two bdrms. one bath, first,
and security. 305-244-6845
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$750 monthly, 305-757-7067,
Design Realty.
100 NW 14 Street
Iewly renovated, private
bath and kitchen, utilities and
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN). 24
hour security camera, $185
wkly, $650 mthly.
1075 NW 76 Street Rear
Large area, appliances and
air, $550 monthly, plus secu-
rity, 305-490-9284.
1165 NW 147 Street, #C
$550 monthly. All utilities in-
cluded. 305-490-9284,
2424 NW 44 Street-Rear
One bedroom, one bath, air,
free utilities. $600 monthly.
$900 to move in.
5629 SW Fillmore Street
Hollywood. Large unit. $650
mthly. $1300 to move in.
Utilities included. 786-370-
Furnished, private entrance..
Air, utilities, cable. $575,
$1150 move in, 305-751-
Furnished Rooms
1010 NW 180 Terrace
Free cable, air, appliances
and use of kitchen.
1775 NW 151 Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728
1822 NW 66 Street
$300 monthly. 305-244-2528
for appointment.
2010 NW 55 Terrace
Air, $130 weekly, cable, utili-
ties included, 786-487-2286

2373 NW 61 Street, Front
Call 305-693-1017 or

2373 NW 95 Street
$80 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
305-450-4603, 305-915-6276
2915 NW 156 Street
Free utilities. $135 weekly,
$300 move in. 305-624-3966
4220 NW 22 Court
$85 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
305-474-8186, 305-987-9710
6835 NW 15 Avenue
Thanksgiving special, $300
monthly, $400 to move in, air
and utilities included.
Call 786-558-8096
7000 NW 21 Avenue
Clean room, air, carpet. $400
mthly. 786-953-8935.
9800 NW 25 Avenue
Rooms in Christian home,
furnished/unfurnished, no
cooking, small refrigerator,
call 305-691-2404 or
Clean room, side entry, patio,
cable, air, 305-688-0187.
Private room $575 monthly
plus deposit. 305-625-2918
Air and cable. $500 mthly.
$120 weekly, $240 move in,
Includes cable, central air.

12500 E Randal Park Drive
Four bdrms, central air,
fenced yard. $1100
13140 NW 18 Avenue
Three bdrms, one bath, free
water ana lights No Section
1485 NW 57 Street
Large two bedroom, one
bath, with laundry, $1 050
Section 8 OK! 786-356-9843
1524 NW 74 Street
Three bdrms, one bath.
Section 8 O.K. 786-487-2286
16925 NW 25 Court
Three bedrooms, two baths,
den, tile, air, $1,300, No Sec-
tion 8! Terry Dellerson, Bro-
ker, 305-891-6776.
1766 NW 152 Terr
Huge three bdrms, one bath,
new appliances, washer and
dryer. Central air. Section 8
welcome. $1000 mthly. Call:
1776 NW 53 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$850 monthly, appliances.
Call 954-496-5530.
1851 NW 67 Street
Four bdrms, two baths
$1200 305-642-7080
19620 NW 22nd Avenue
Beautiful three bedrooms,
two baths home with garage
and large yard. Section 8 wel-
come. Call Fred:
2300 NW 53 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air, security bars, tile,
Section 8 Welcome.
2841 NW 151 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
tile, air, $1,100. No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson Broker
3240 NW 177 Terrace
Three bdrms, two baths, tile,
air, $1,200, No Section 8!
Terry Dellerson, Broker
3501 NW 9 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$995 stove, relrigeraior.
free water 305-642-7080
3809 NW 213 Terrace
Lovely three bedrooms, two
baths, fenced yard, tile floor-
ing, central air, close to shop-
ping, churches, at Broward/
Dade border.
Call 954-243-6606

7 NE 59 Terrace
Three bedrooms one bath
$825. 305-642-7080
770 NW 55 Street
Large two bedrooms, one
bath, water included, $850
monthly. No Section 8. Call
Four bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 Welcome. Call
Lloyd 305-628-1007.
Four big bedrooms and two
big living rooms for a big fam-
ily. Section 8 accepted.
Call 786-274-2266
Spacious four bdrms, two
baths, living room furniture,
plasma TV included. Section
8 Welcome! Others available.
Three bdrms, two baths, tile,
appliances. $1375 mthly.
Section 8 Only! 954-966-
3536 or 954-592-1161.
Two bdrms., one bath, $900
mthly, 305-778-2914.
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1300 monthly, 305-757-
7067, Design Realty.
44th Street, two bedrooms,
one bath, $900 monthly, 305-
757-7067, Design Realty.

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NBA talks collapse,

By Kevin Clark

In a move that jeopardizes
the NBA season, the NBA play-
ers union rejected the league's
latest offer and said it would
begin the process to disband
the union. Kevin Clark has de-
tails on The News Hub.
It marked the lowest point so
far in the league's contentious
labor dispute, as the lockout
hit its 137th day. "The 2011-
12 season is now in jeopardy,"
said National Basketball As-
sociation Commissioner David
Players rejected what the
league had said was its best
offer-a proposal to split rev-
enue about 50-50 and start a
72-game season on Dec. 15.
With the league unwilling to
negotiate further, the players
decided their best hope was to
battle it out in court. Disband-
ing the union is a legal tactic
that would allow the players
to bring an antitrust lawsuit
against the league. However,

the league filed its own law-
suit earlier this year in hopes
of preventing such an antitrust
claim by the union.
The move came after a four-
hour meeting among player
representatives at a New York
City hotel. Jeffrey Kessler, a
union lawyer, said the decision
came after the players agreed
that "bargaining totally failed."

Union Executive Director Bil-
ly Hunter said an antitrust law-
suit should be filed in the next
day or two, though union law-
yers said that's not a certainty.
The union hired high-pow-
ered attorney David Boies on
Monday to help with the case.
Boies said union decided to
disband once it came to believe
"the collective bargaining pro-
cess was over [and] that there,
wasn't any purpose in continu-
With games through Novem-
ber already canceled, the sea-
son hangs in the balance, as

Derek Fisher, of the Los Angeles Lakers, announced the
players' rejection of the league's latest offer.

negotiations now move to what
could be a drawn-out legal pro-
Firing back on ESPN, Stern
said the union's move was done
to see whether "they can scare
the NBA owners into some-
thing. That's not happening."
He called dissolving the union
a "charade."
He also said the league filed
an unfair labor practice charge
before the National Labor Rela-

tions Board, "asserting that, by
virtue of its continued threats,
the union was not bargaining
in good faith."
The league didn't announce
any more game cancellations
Monday, but Stern has said a
season would take 30 days to
start, making games through
mid-December essentially im-
possible to play.
Still, it's no guarantee the full
season will be lost. During a

labor dispute earlier this year,
the National Football League
players union similarly moved
to disband and take their fight
to court, but managed to work
out a settlement through nego-
tiations that saved the season.
The main sticking point in the
NBA negotiations has been how
to split the league's $4 billion
in revenue. The owners' latest
proposal revolved around what
is essentially a 50/50 split. The
last contract, which expired in
July, gave players 57 percent of
the revenue. The league says it
is losing $300 million a year,
and that 22 of its 30 teams are
losing money.

Logistical issues like salary
cap structure, trade clauses
and "luxury tax," a fee high-
payroll teams must pay, are
still unresolved and are also
considered important by both
The union said players lose
$350 million in salaries each

month they are locked out;
players don't make it up when
games resume. NBA Deputy
Commissioner Adam Silver has
said that canceling the first two
weeks of the season cost the
league "hundreds of millions of
dollars" and the cancellation of
the preseason cost the league
$200 million.
The lockout also affects Walt
Disney Co.'s ESPN and ABC,
and Time Warner Inc.'s Turner
Sports, who pay the league $930
million per season to air games.
Advertisers spent $807 million
on NBA games that aired on ca-
ble and network TV last season,
according to Kantar Media, an
ad-tracking unit of WPP PLC.
An average of two million
people watched regular-season
NBA games on ESPN last year,
and an average of 2.5 million
watched regular-season games
on Turner's TNT, according to
Nielsen Holdings NV. But ad
spending is heavily weighted
to the latter portion of the NBA

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Harris family leads

Booker T. football team

Tornadoes beat

Southridge 45-7,

head for playoffs

By Akilah Laster
Miami Times writer

The father-son coaching duo
may just be the formula needed
to get the Booker T. Washing-
ton Tornadoes back to the state
championship. Head Coach,
Tim "Ice" Harris, Sr., in his
first season back at Booker T.,
since taking a hiatus in 2008
in football operations under
then University of Miami Head
Coach Randy Shannon, has led
the Tornados (9-1) to another
district 8-4A championship,
their ninth under his guidance.
Harris said that he is happy
to be back at Booker T. the
program he led to the state
championship in 2007. His
return, however, is even more
exceptional because not only is
he working alongside offensive
coordinator and eldest son Tim
Harris, Jr., he is also coaching
his youngest son, sophomore
quarterback Treon Harris.
"It's been so exciting, watch-
ing [Harris Jr.] leading the
team," Harris Sr. said. "I'm so

proud of how he is really grow-
ing. I see him and it's like I'm
watching myself. I believe he
will make a great head coach."
Harris Jr., a track phenom
at UM, returned to his alma
mater in 2009, under the
direction of Earl Tillman, now -
the program's offensive line
coach. Harris Jr. started as the
quarterback coach and in his
second year was promoted to
assistant head coach/offensive
coordinator, the position he
still holds.
"[Harris Jr.] is a great coach,"
Tillman said. "He is very en-
ergetic and spontaneous, and
the kids respond really well to
him, because they can relate to
"It's funny because I was
in the same position under
a different coach," Harris Jr.
said. "It meant a lot that my
dad had such faith in me. He
felt extremely comfortable with
my knowledge of the game and
for the style of offense we run.
He trusted me knowing he's
taught me so much about hard
work and dedicating myself to
a job."
Harris Jr. has also helped
develop his younger brother
into one of the premier quar-
terbacks in the state of Florida
one of the top 10 in Miami-

S -.-- -- ,--. -' .

Paterno's avoidable tragedy
The scandal that rocked rioted, a legendary coach was
Penn State University and the fired and several young men
college football \world last week were reminded of a horrific
was unlike any other. In a time in their lives. The story
week s time, a college campus also shows us a gross example

Dade County.
Harris Sr., became a coach
because he wanted to inspire
youth and saw a need for more
father figures in the com-
mnunity. says that even with
all of his success he has also
learned a lot from Harris Jr.
"He's tougher on the play-
ers than I am now," Harris Sr.
said. "As I get older, I tend to
be a little more laid back; he
reminds me to stick with the
fire. He keeps me motivated."
Off the field, the Harris clan
try to turn the football talk
off. Where Jr. refers to Sr. as
"Coach" or "Ice" in the of-
fice, he says it's just "dad" at
"Sometimes Sunday dinner
turns into football work as
well," Harris Jr. said. "It's not.
a problem for anybody though
because even my mom is a big
football fan."
Booker T., finished the
regular season in a rout over
playoff-bound Southridge (5-
4) 45-7, is ranked first in the
state in class 4A. Quarterback
Harris was 5 of 12 for 134
yards and two touchdowns
while leading all rushers with
99 yards and two scores. The
Tornadoes will host Riviera
Beach Inlet Grove (4-5) on

of negligence, abuse of power.
the good ole bo,, network and
the inability to separate right
from wrong.
if former Penn State's former
graduate assistant and cur-
rent quarterback coach, Mike-
McQueary, had goneto the po-
lice when he ,w it nessed a young
boy being sexually assaulted,
we would not be at this point.
If only Coach Paterno, when
he learned of this incident,
had acted immediately and
saw that authorities investi-

South Dade vs. Homestead

By Akilah Laster
Miami Times writer

Not as popular, but definitely
locally noteworthy is the his-
toric rivalry in South Miami-
Dade County between the
Homestead Broncos and the
South Dade Buccaneers. The
game ended the season for
the two non-playoff contending
teams, with Homestead pull-
ing off a victory, 20-10.
Former University of Miami
(UM) player and Homestead
alumni, Jermaine Chambers,
who acted as a motivator and
honorary coach on the side-
lines, said that he stayed in
town for this game instead of
heading to Tallahassee for the
UM vs. FSU game.
"It's about as close to a UM/
FSU rivalry as you can get in
high school football," he said.
"It means more than any-
The game, affectionately
called "The Battle of Lucy
Street" the street that di-
vides the two schools within a
five mile radius of each other
- began with South Dade go-
ing into halftime with a 10-0
lead. Unable to stop South
Dade in the first half, the

Central (9-0) defeated
North Miami Beach 10-101
Northwestern (7-3) de-
feated Jackson 17-3) 22-0:
Though Northwestern did
not make the playoffs. they
proved to Jackson and the
rest of the countN that they
are still a very talented
team. Bulls quarterback
E.J. Hilliard threw a 70-yard
pass and 55-yard pass for
touchdowns going into the
half Jackson failed to con-
vert on the fe\\ opportuni-
ties the\ had. But while the
Bulls defeated the Generals
in the annual Soul Bowl
classic. Jackson will be mov-
ing % within its division into
the playoffs.
Edison (6-4) defeated Mi-
ami Springs 10-101 54-7.
Carol City 14-51 defeated
American |6-41 34-14
Norland (10-0) defeated
Krop 14-5) 58-21.

Broncos regained momentum
in the second half keeping the
Buccaneers scoreless for the
remainder of the game. With
their defense turned up, it was


Friday. Nov. 18th: Norland
v. Cardinal Gibbons: Jack-
son v. American Heritage:
Southridge v. Southwest:
Central %. Pembroke Pines
Charter: Booker T. v. Riviera
Beach Inlet Grove.

time for the Broncos offense to
take charge.
The first Broncos touchdown
came from quarterback Khalil
Render after he threw a 64-
yard pass to sophomore receiv-
er Ermon Lane. They took their
first lead at 10:55 in the fourth
with a 25-yard touchdown
punt return by senior receiver
Herb Waters. The game was
clinched after a huge intercep-
tion by Broncos senior line-
backer James Burgess with
a broken arm ran it back for
a 54-yard touchdown.
"This makes up for every-
thing," said Waters, who cel-
ebrated his last high school
game, after a disappointing
season. It was the first time
he played against South Dade,
who had defeated Homestead
in their last three meetings.

Winston-Salem State, Alabama

A&M new #1 in HBCU football

Fuquay-Varina, NC For the second-straight
week the #1 team in HBCU football fell, this
time making room for two #1 teams. With Jack-
son State's 26-23 loss Saturday to Grambling
State, the Winston-Salem State Rams are the
new #1 in the Boxtorow National HBCU foot-
ball media poll, while the Alabama A&M Bull-
dogs are the top team in the coaches poll. This
marks the first time in the history of either poll
that Winston-Salem State or Alabama A&M has
been #1.
In the media poll the Norfolk State Spartans
received five first-place votes and finished sec-
ond, six points behind Winston-Salem State.
Alabama A&M (received one first-place vote) and
Alabama State each moved up one spot from
last week to #3 and #4. Previous #1 Jackson
State fell to #5.
The Albany State Golden Rams, Bethune-
Cookman Wildcats, South Carolina State Bull-
dogs and Morehouse Maroon Tigers all main-
tained their spots from last week. Florida A&M,
renters the poll at #10.
Key match-ups this week include Jackson

gated the allegation, other boys
would ha\e been spared abuse.
1Maybe things could would have
been different if then Athletic
Director Tim Curley and VP
for Business and Finance Gary
Schultz. had not swept things
under the rug and lied to a
grand jury years later.
Negligence. Abuse of power.
The good ole' boy network. All
of these things are apparent in
this sad tragedy. And we can't
forget apathy. As thousands of
college students on the cam-


1. Winston-Salem State 10-0

3. Alabama A&M 7-2

5. Jackson State 7-2

7. Bethune-Cookman 6-3

State at Alabama A&M with first place in the
SWAC Eastern Division on the line. Winston-
Salem State will meet Elizabeth City State in
the CIAA Championship Game in Durham, NC.
Albany State and Miles will square off in the
first ever SIAC Championship Game in Atlanta,
while Morgan State hosts Norfolk State.

pus of PSU took to the streets
of College Station in support of
Paterno following his firing by
the Board of Trustees, did any-
one stop to think that he had a
hand in this coverup? Are we
ignoring the fact that instead of
telling his friend and longtime
assistant to get help or turning
him into law officials, he forced
Sandusky into retirement in
hopes that Sandusky's trysts
wouldn't tarnish the Penn State
brand? I've done my share of
protest and "raising sand" in

college, but the actions of the
Penn State students has to be
of the most ignorant I've seen
from any college students.
This story is heartbreaking
and emotional, but most of all
it's sad. Sad for the young men
affected young men, now
adults whose lives were preyed
upon while one sick man was
protected. Everyone looked
out for the best interest of the
University. No one bothered to
look out for the young boys. Not
even Paterno.