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Creator: Miami times
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Creation Date: June 20, 2012


Subjects / Keywords: African Americans -- Newspapers. -- Florida
Newspapers. -- Miami (Fla.)
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General Note: "Florida's favorite Colored weekly."
General Note: "Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis."
General Note: Editor: H.F. Sigismund Reeves, <Jan. 6, 1967-Dec. 27, 1968>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 25, no. 8 (Oct. 23, 1948).
General Note: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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MIAMI, FLORIDA, JUNE 20-26, 2012

M-D County

now leads

the nation


City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones (1-r) joins
"Magic" Johnson and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson at
University of Miami press conference on HIV/AIDS.
-Piolo bfy Je3'ne Be'ier

By D. Kevin McNeir
knrcneir C'mianhitimesonline.com
SMiami-Dade County [M-DC] has had its challenges with
police-involved shootings, gang violence, escalating unem-
ployment and the aftermath of hurricanes. Now the County
is facing one of its most serious problems ever currently
ranking number one in the U.S. in the number of new
AIDS cases. Not far behind is Broward County that
recently posted the second highest number of new
AIDS cases in the country.
Blacks should be even more concerned given
the newest data. While they make up 20 percent
of the population in M-DC, they account for 51 5
percent of AIDS cases; in Broward, Blacks are 25
Please turn to EPIDEMIC 6A





Economy just

tip of iceberg

By Latoya Burgess
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Local candidates running in the Aug. 14th primaries are
facing challenges unique to their respective districts, but
politicians vying for a seat in the southern part of the Coun-
ty all cite agricultural issues, education and devastating
foreclosure rates as major blemishes in their communities.
Please turn to ECONOMY 7A

Rodney King dead

Police beating sparked LA. riots
Rodney King, whose videotaped beating shook the world
in 1991, is dead at age 47. King's fiancee reportedly called
911 to their home in Rialto, CA shortly after 5:20 a.m.
Sunday morning to report that King was lying at the bot-
tom of the swimming pool. Police arrived
Within minutes and attempted CPR but
tt.King was unresponsive. King was
transferred to a local hospital.
where he was pronounced dead
at 6:11 a.m. Pacific time. There
were reportedly no signs of
Sfoul play, but police are be-
........ A ._ arg investi-

King came to prominence in
1991 after he was beaten by
Los Angeles police officers in an
incident captured on videotape
by an onlooker. George Holliday.
The trial of the officers, which re-
sulted in their acquittal, sparked the
Please turn to RODNEY KING 6A

Feds, FL in voter roll standoff

Election officials halt process despite Scott

By D. Kevin McNeir

With less than two months before Flor-
ida's primaries and an even more crucial
presidential election approaching in No-
vember, the State of Florida finds itself in
a quagmire. Governor Rick Scott seems
bent on identifying and purging ineligible
voters from the state's rolls. But election
officials throughout the state say based
on a recent letter from the U.S. Justice
Department demanding a halt to the
search for non-citizen voters, they will

stop any further purges. U.S. Attorney
General Eric Holder and his Department
say the process appears to be in violation


of federal law.
"Of all our freedoms, none are more im-
portant that the right to vote," Holder said
during a recently-televised CSPAN forum
with members of the Congressional Black
Caucus [CBC] and the Congress of Na-
tional Black Churches
[CNBC]. "Voting is the
lifeblood of our democra-
cy. However, despite our
country's history to ex-
tend that right to wom-
en, Blacks and youth,
others are trying to deny
those rights."
Please turn to

Leaders blame
lack of education
as key problem
By Latoya Burgess
Assaults and murders in
Miami-Dade County have
decreased in the past three
years but the number level
of Blacks being murdered
by other Blacks continue to
rise both locally and na-
From 2009 to 2012 there
were roughly 35 Blacks
murdered in Miami's North-
side District alone. Over half
of those murders were com-
mitted by other Black men
and women. According to
the City of Miami Police De-
partment, they handle about
70 such murders each year
- an improvement, they
say, when compared to prior
"When I came into the De-
partment the numbers were
in the 200s,"said Major Del-
rish Moss, City of Miami Po-






lice Department and a 28-
year veteran. "There is still
a lot of room for improve-
Statistics show that violent
crimes have risen including
robbery and rape in South
Florida's predominantly-
Black neighborhoods: Over-
town, Liberty City and Mi-
ami Gardens.
"It is more common for
people who live within close
proximity to each other to
care enough to actually mur-
der someone," Moss said.
"And violence does not just
include Blacks it's part of
the American culture and is
usually the lower economic
rung of society which is, un-
fortunately, more Blacks."
He adds that contrary to
popular belief, gang activity
is not the only culprit con-
tributing to Black-on-Black
"I think there are a num-
ber of factors," he said.
"A lot of it has to do with
Please turn to CRIME 6A

SBC elects its first Black president

Rev. Fred Luter to
take over Southern
Baptist Convention
Miami Times staff report
On Tuesday, June 19th, the Rev.
Fred Luter, pastor of New Orleans'
Franklin Avenue Baptist Church,
was elected as the first Black
president of the 16-million-mem-
ber Southern Baptist Convention
(SBC) during their annual meeting
in New Orleans. The two-day an-
nual meeting's theme was "Jesus:

To the neighborhood and the na-
The previous SBC president is
Bryant Wright.
When asked what message he
hopes his nomination and SBC
presidency will send, Luter, 55,
explained that the lesson people
should learn is about the impor-
tance of faith.
"Why me out of all the thousands
and thousands of preachers in this
city and state and nation?," he
asked. "I believe it's not because
I've accomplished so much; I just
believe it's because of the faith-
fulness of God and that He has

honored me because of my faith-
According to the Annual Church
Profile, the Southern Baptist
Convention has approximately 15
million U.S. members and of those,
an estimated one million members
are Black. The selection of a Black
minister for the highest post in
the SBC has particular relevance
because of how the convention was
founded nearly 167 years ago. The
Southern Baptist Convention was
created in 1845, when participants
decided to leave the Northern Bap-
tists because they believed slavery
was biblically just.

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Black dads still

make a difference
If you believe the hype and mindless rhetoric constantly
spread by majority-owned media, then you may think that
Black fathers have become an endangered if not obsolete
species. But in truth that is not the case. It's just that the stories
of those who support their children financially, who travel cross
country for graduations, birthdays, weddings and sports compe-
titions, remain mostly untold.
Since the days of slavery when our families were torn apart
and scattered to the four winds, Black dads looked for ways to
keep their kinfolk together. When Blacks were treated like ani-
mals instead of human beings, it was Black fathers who armed
themselves with education, perseverance and when necessary,
shotguns to guarantee the safety and future of their women and
children. Hundreds of thousands died trying.
When we look to examples of Black dads here in Miami and
across the U.S., we know that this same spirit and commitment
are still alive. It doesn't matter if those dads are divorced, single
and never married or barely adults themselves. Most brothers
still marvel when they see a child enter this world that they know
they helped create.
Fathers may not get the all-too-common "shout outs" that
Mothers receive but they play an important role in kids' lives
nonetheless. That's the lesson we hope more young fathers will
learn and remember today. Whether your father was active in
your life or not, there are other Black men in the world who com-
mit their lives to serving as mentors and father figures for our
youth. One need only cite recent Father's Day celebrations or-
ganized by Dwyane Wade's dad and his non-profit organization,
fun-filled activities at the University of Miami led by the Chil-
dren's Trust or the Harrell brothers' and BIG TIME BOYS' family
picnic at Arcola Park to realize that fathers are still on the move.
Black mothers may be the "hand that rocks the cradle" but Black
dads simply "rock."
Belated though it may be, here's a "shout out" to all fathers
from The Miami Times.

Will gang violence

destroy our community?
t's strange to think that law enforcement officials cite youth
violence gangs to be exact as the reason why Black-
on-Black crime is escalating and spiraling out of control.
We say strange because in year's past, while boys would be boys,
they were never controlling our communities and putting fami-
lies in fear. Of course, in those days, men were the heads of their
homes. Hard-working men were seen with regularity at their chil-
dren's schoolsand sporting events, at the local barber-shop, at
church and at the park on Sunday afternoons.
Times have changed and men who are positive role models and
active in the lives of their children and their community, just
don't seem to be as numerous, or as vocal and involved as they
once were. Part of the problem is because boys are becoming
dads much younger and have little interest in maintaining a re-
lationship with their children. That's why gangs have become so
attractive to many of our young males they provide a family
structure and male companionship. Gang leaders become their
But what if we reclaimed the lost boys of our neighborhoods?
What if we started talking to young brothers who are standing on
our street corners, often involved in illicit activities? What if we
reopened some of the gyms and swimming pools so that young
people had something fun and wholesome to do? What if our
churches "adopted" the troubled youth of our community? What
if we stopped giving up so easily and letting the prison industrial
complex take possession of our wayward children? What if we
showed those who have never felt love that we care about them?
We need real men, strong men, determined men, to take to the
streets once more and a few women too. But in the end, it will
be the men whose actions on the frontline will determine whether
we can save an entire generation and therefore save ourselves.

Blacks and America need

another Thurgood Marshall
It was June 13, 1967, when President Lyndon B. Johnson
nominated Thurgood Marshall to the U.S. Supreme Court
as an associate justice. Marshall, then solicitor general,
had long been a voice for the voiceless and a sterling exam-
ple of how Blacks, when given the opportunity, are just as
equipped as whites to achieve greatness in their chosen fields.
We often speak of Marshall because of his role as the chief
counsel of the NAACP and his success in arguing the Brown
v. Board of Education school desegregation case. He was our
knight in shining armor, a negotiator of the highest caliber
and a man that never stopped fighting for his Black sisters
and brothers.
What's more, Marshall refused to grow fat, rich and com-
placent in his seat of privilege and authority in stark com-
parison to many of our so-called Black political leaders today.
Instead, he remained unwaveringly committed to civil rights
and liberties for all, free speech and the freedom of women to
choose reproductive methods. And because he recognized that
the poor and minorities were the least able to secure a fair
trial, he was adamantly opposed to the death penalty. In his
latter years, when the Court became increasingly conservative,
he said, "Power, not reason, is the new currency of this coun-
try's decision-making."
The progress of Blacks in America was turned backwards-
when Clarence Thomas was tagged to replace Marshall on the
Supreme Court. "Uncle Thomas" ironically benefited from af-
firmative action but led the fight against it. He voted on the
side that gave free speech to corporations and allowed them to
make unlimited donations to elections paving the way for
super PACs and subsequently diluting the vote of ordinary cit-
izens. And he sides with those who support the death penalty.
In the days of Marshall, Blacks could count on the Supreme
Court to protect our rights and remove barriers so that we
could have greater access to the American Dream. We need
another man or woman with Marshall's fervor and charac-
ter -someone that can help to free Blacks from our current

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SBY EUGENE ROBINSON, eugenerobinson@washingtonpost.com

Romney can't make up his mind just yet

Yes, it can be done. President
Obama showed last week that it's
possible to find a reasonable, hu-
mane solution for at least 800,000
young people who were illegally
brought into this country as chil-
dren. All you need is a moral com-
pass and a heart. Seems to me
that Obama's unilateral decision
to let these non-citizens remain
here without fear of deportation
should have quieted critics who
bray and whine about a supposed
lack of bold presidential leader-
ship. It didn't, of course.
Republicans immediately and
cynically charged that the pres-
ident's move was purely political,
aimed at boosting his chances of
re-election. Polls show that Latino
voters care passionately about
immigration reform. If Obama's
initiative energizes and motivates
this key segment, which already
supports him by about 2-to-1, it
becomes much tougher to defeat
the president in the fall.
But if taking action on the im-

migration issue is good politics for
Obama and the Democrats, then
Republicans have only themselves
to blame. The GOP has made a
conscious decision to offer nativ-
ists and xenophobes a comfort-
able home where their extremist
views go unchallenged. No one
should be surprised if voters who
think differently about immigra-

more he talks, the less he actually
Predictably, Romney was criti-
cal of Obama's action, saying he
should not have resorted to a
"stopgap" measure when a long-
term solution is needed. Indeed,
the new policy will require quali-
fied immigrants to re-apply for
permission to live and work here

ormer British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's withering
putdown in 2009 of David Cameron, the current prime
minister, is perfect to describe Romney: "The more he

talks, the less he actually says."

tion issues including some who
are recent immigrants themselves
-- feel unwelcome.
Where is Mitt Romney on all of
this, you ask? Excellent question.
Former British Prime Minister
Gordon Brown's withering put-
down in 2009 of David Cameron,
the current prime minister, is
perfect to describe Romney: "The

every two years. And since Obama
created the policy by executive
fiat, a future president could sim-
ply rescind it which is just what
a President Romney would do,
right? Who knows? On Sunday's
"Face the Nation," Bob Schief-
fer asked Romney that question
four times. Romney steadfastly
refused to give a straight answer.

As usual, it is hard to k~no
what truth Romney is trying so
hard to avoid telling. It's also pos-
sible, however, that Romney was
trying to conceal how close his
real views on immigration are
to Obama's. After all, Romney is
nothing if not a reliable mouth-
piece for the business communi-
ty, sectors of which rely heavily on
immigrant labor. Romney's mean-
ingless blather may be just to
avoid acknowledging that Obama
took a brave and eminently rea-
sonable step.
Despite what Romney claims,
he knows Congress isn't going
to produce comprehensive immi-
gration reform anytime soon. By
taking executive action, Obama
might or might not have broken
the logjam. But at least the presi-
dent gave hope and a bit of se-
curity to hundreds of thousands
of young people who what-
ever you think of the adults who
brought them here are utterly


Congress is on fire to balance
the federal budget, and they
don't care who they take as pris-
oners in the process. There are
at least two proposals to freeze
federal salaries for yet another
year (they have been frozen
since 2011), and to continue
to demonize federal workers as
do-nothing folks who don't need
raises. Meanwhile, President
Obama has asked for a mini-
mal half percent a year increase
while many in the private sec-
tor are seeing wages rise. Of
course, everyone is struggling
with unemployment rates ris-
ing to 8.2 percent. Still, it is
onerous that federal employees
seem to be bearing the brunt of
this budget crisis.
It is even worse when we un-
derstand that Blacks make
up 17.4 percent of the federal
workforce, compared to 10.1

tederai employees onerous
federal employees onerous

percent of the civilian labor
force. Of course, the higher the
pay grade, the fewer Blacks.
Whatever the pay grade, it is
clear that Blacks
are far more likely to get
proportional pay in the federal
government than in the private
sector. Thus, proposals to cut
federal pay disproportionately
affect Blacks. Somebody could
perhaps argue that cuts are
race neutral, but I'm not buy-
ing. The fact is that the fed-
eral government has been most
open to Black workers, and
most willing to offer relatively
equal pay.
Too many would like to char-
acterize government workers as
ineffective without looking at
the fact that most federal gov-
ernment and private workers do
their jobs and then some. Ev-
erybody can tell trifling some-

body-done-me-wrong songs,
but the real deal is most works
do their best. Those members
of Congress that target federal
workers ought to look long at
hard and the results they get
form the folks who process So-
cial Security checks, manage
veterans' benefits, move money
from the federal government to
state and local governments,
and manage the process. These
folks need kudos not the killing
remarks that suggest that they
don't earn their money.
It's a rough job market and
many, including federal em-
ployees, make the choice to
take pay freezes instead of look-
ing for other work. Are we los-
ing some of our best employ-
ees, though, when we impose
a freeze for the third year in a
row? It may be hard for some
others to sympathize with folks

who have steady
and well-paid employment, but
at the same time, who wants to
work without appreciation or a
raise? Does our Congress cut
off our nose to spite our face by
targeting federal employees?
As a CEO, I've had to preside
over the difficult task of impos-
ing pay freezes and hoping that
my staff would understand that
frozen pay is better than no pay
or layoffs. At the same time, I
shudder when I think that our
federal government cannot ap-
preciate, even in a small way,
those who keep our trains run-
ning, our balls in the air, our
elders compensated, our work
done. Half a percent is a small
amount, and it hits those at
the bottom, not the top. How
can Congress push to maintain
Bush tax cuts, but fail to raise
wages for federal employees.



A very complicated relationship indeed

So how is Bill Clinton help-
ing President Barack Obama by
praising Mitt Romney?
In an appearance on CNN,
Clinton said that Mitt Romney
has a "sterling business career"
and argued that the Obama
campaign shouldn't focus on
Romney's business record.
"I don't think we ought to get
into the position where we say
this is bad work; this is good
work," Clinton said, adding:
"There's no question that, in
terms of getting up, going to the
office, and basically performing
the essential functions of the
office, a man who's been gover-
nor and had a sterling business
career crosses the qualification
Either Clinton didn't get the
campaign strategy memo or he
chose not to stick to the script
because the Obama campaign's
coordinated attack on Romney
centers on Romney's question-
able business dealings with
Bain Capital.
From now until Election Day,
the Obama campaign plans
to release a series of ads link-
ing Romney to shutting down
thriving businesses like Bain,

laying off thousands of employ-
ees and pocketing profits while
workers struggled to make ends
meet. One former Bain employ-
ee called Bain a "vampire" that
"sucked blood" from the work-
So while the Obama campaign
is blasting Romney for short-
changing workers with greedy

There's definitely some con-
fusion with the message the
Obama campaign is sending
to voters. Is Clinton deliberate-
ly trying to sabotage Obama?
Did he misspeak? Why doesn't
he follow the campaign's blue-
The short answer is this:
Obama and Clinton have a com-

either Clinton didn't get the campaign strategy memo or
he chose not to stick to the script because the Obama cam-
paign's coordinated attack on Romney centers on Romney's
questionable business dealings with Bain Capital.

business practices, Clinton is
telling voters that Romney is
a good businessman. Clinton
did it again. This time, Clin-
ton likely caused Obama aides
to scream when he told CNBC
that he wouldn't have a prob-
lem with Congress temporarily
extending all the Bush tax cuts,
which are due to expire at the
end of the year.
What? This is the exact op-
posite position that Obama has
taken on the Bush tax cuts. So
are these two men supposed to
be friends? I doubt it.

plicated relationship.
Clinton has always been a
loose cannon and Obama cam-
paign advisers know they can't
control everything that Clinton
says so they are forced to take
the good with the bad and live
with it.
"They still are little bit wary
about President Clinton and
they're still always a little bit
worried that maybe he has some
other agenda, and maybe it's on
behalf of his wife for 2016, that
he might not be fully a team
player," journalist John Heile-

mann, author of Game Change,
told NPR.
"And so, they do keep him
at arm's length a little bit. And
then, every once in a while on
some small thing, hell inject
himself in a way that reminds
the Obama people he kind of
can be a live grenade," Heile-
mann added. "And that hap-
pened again when he went on
the Piers Morgan show and de-
fended Mitt Romney's tenure at
Bain Capital.
Indeed, Clinton's timing is
always suspect. Always calcu-
lated in his comments, Clinton
made his remarks about Rom-
ney as a new CNN poll shows
that Obama and Romney are
neck and neck heading into the
November presidential election.
A new CNN/ORC Interna-
tional survey has found that 49
percent of registered voters say
they would vote for Obama if the
November election were held to-
day, while 46 percent say they
would choose Romney.
But just like the Wizard of
Oz, Bill Clinton always sum-
mons the same nagging ques-
tion: What's really behind the



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Voters must do their homework diligently U
Voters in Miami-Dade County for a candidate based only on challenge incumbent Commxis- the challengers will do for our
must decide from among a group name recognition. Listen careful- sioner Barbara Jordan for the community that the incumbents
of highly experienced and well- ly to what the candidates are of- Miami-Dade County District 1 have not done. Is the race about
known candidates this August. fering and determine if they can seat? The same question ap- who is going to do a better job?
All the candidates have served and will deliver what they say. plies to the race for Miami-Dade We must not allow the August
the community in some capac- If selecting a representative was County District 3. Miami-Dade 14th election to be a popularity
ity and some are even represent- based on name recognition only, County Commissioner Audrey contest. All these candidates are
ing the same political party. Un- talented candidates, but this is
like President Obama and Mitt . no American Idol contest. Vot-
Romney representing different would Miami Garden Mayor Shirley Gibson and ers must attend the debates and
political parties, they will differ Wade Jones challenge incumbent Commissioner Bar- meet the candidates and ask
in their views, especially on so- bara Jordan for the Miami-Dade County District 1 seat? the right questions. If you are
cial issues. However, this is not unemployed then: you must ask
the case with the Miami-Dade for the candidate's plan for as-
County candidates. All of the in- our first Black president's name Edmondson is being challenged sisting the unemployed and dis-
cumbents are being challenged name would have been King and by five well-known candidates, located workers. A homeowner:
by individuals who share some of Ted Kennedy would have been What will the voters in these Dis- facing foreclosure should be ask-
the same personal experiences, one of the Presidents of the Unit- tricts accomplish by exchanging ing questions about housing pro-
education, accomplishments and ed States. one representative for new repre- grams and services for families
leadership qualities. Most of the One question voters should ask sentative? How will the constitu- so they can avoid foreclosure.
candidates have name recogni- themselves is what difference will ents in these districts benefit Crime is another big concern in
tion some that date back a few voting for the challengers make? with a new person representing Miami-Dade County as well. Vot-
generations. However, I would Why would Miami Garden Mayor their concerns? As voters we ers need doable answers to these
like to caution voters not to vote Shirley Gibson and Wade Jones need to know specifically what tough issues.

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Fight goes
Last week the Justice Depart-
ment sued the state of Florida
to block its effort to purge its
voter rolls and records. Obvi-
ously, Governor Scott believes
that he is justified in his search
to find non-U.S. citizens on the
state's voter rolls. He feels this
is his personal mandate and
responsibility for his adminis-
tration and he has identified
180,000 registered voters who
may not be U.S. citizens.
Last year, Scott ordered our
Secretary of the State, Ken
Detzner, -to start looking for
non-U.S. citizens on the voter
rolls. This was a major project
that probably cost the state

on between Scott and th

hundreds of thousands of dol-
lars and thousands of work-
ers' hours. Detzner compared
driver license records and ad-
dresses to voter registration re-
cords and initially found over
180,000 red flags.
Once the 180,000 potential
problems were identified, then
it became necessary for the
team to do an in depth study.
Now he is asking county elec-
tion officials to remove up to
2,600 from the voter rolls.
Many have refused to follow the
direction of the governor and
The suit against the state and
Detzner alleges "Florida violat-

ed its obligations under the fed-
eral National Voter Registration
Act by conducting a systematic
program to purge voters from
its rolls within the 90-day quiet
period before an election for
federal office. It appears that
Florida has undertaken a new
program for voter removal that
has critical imperfections and
has led to errors that harm and
confuse eligible voters," accord-
ing to Thomas Perez, assistant
attorney general for the Justice
Department's Civil Rights Divi-
Essentially, the Justice De-
partment is suing the gover-
nor's administration for going

ie Feds
on a voter hunt based on rac-
ism to refuse its citizens civil
rights. Legally, our governor is
using his power to take away
voting rights from minorities.
Scott is a shrewd manipula-
tor but the ultimate power is
in the hands of the federal gov-
ernment. He may hope to chal-
lenge the federal government
but eventually he will lose. In
November, the biggest vote in
the land will be administrated
by the state the federal gov-
ernment and the state needs to
be on the same page.
Roger Caldwell is the CEO of
On Point Media Group in Orlan-


Do you think the Miami Heat has what

it takes to win the championship?

Miami, business owner

Of course. They've got enough
experience for
it. And they've
been here nu-
merous times
before. Be-
sides, Lebron
really wants a
ring right now.
It's time for
them to win a

Miami, grocery store worker

Yes. Of course we'll win be-
cause we have
the right team,
the talent and
the 'Big Three.'

Miami, manager

Yes, I do think they'll win. I
think they're
going to win
the champi-
onship 4 2.
They'll win be-
cause they're
the under-
dogs in the
play offs and
a lot of people
are against them winning. So,
they're going to prove to them-
selves and the world that they
can win.

Miami, construction worker

Of course.
How can they
lose? They've t
got nearly ev-
erything that
they need.
Now if Dwyane
Wade's knee
stops messing
with him, then
they will have everything.

Liberty City,fire fighter

I think that they have what it
takes. However, if they don't play
hard, I don't
think they're
going to win.
team is relent-
less; they play a
hard the whole
game. So the
Heat has to
play their best throughout the
entire game, especially during
the third and fourth quarters.

Miami, grocery store worker

Yes, we have what it takes. I
have so much faith in my team.
All we need is a little more hard
work and
team coopera-
tion. Our team I
has to put
their emotions
to the side and
just play bas-

People are becoming more and
more cynical of institutions,
whether public or private, and
rightfully so. On the public side,
as in local government, there
is a sense and belief based on
previous history that the public
sector can do more in creating
jobs. One recent example would
be the First Source Hiring Or-
dinance adopted by the Miami-
.Dade County Commission. Its
intent is to give qualified resi-
dents looking for an opportunity
for work to be hired by busi-
nesses that have been awarded
county contracts. Remember,

Miami Beach officials were
quick to celebrate the absence
of any shootings or excessive
violence during the recent Ur-
ban Beach Weekend, but that
doesn't mean that things have
suddenly become rosy there.
It's been over a year since Ray-
mond Herisse was shot more
than 100 times by police during
the South Beach festivities in
2011. Four innocent bystanders
were also injured and continue
to suffer from chronic pain all
without benefit of health insur-
ance. Witnesses on the scene
also had their cell phones con-
fiscated. Meanwhile, we still
have no answers from law offi-

must reinvest in community
those contracts are funded pri-. is an overwhelming distrust of that has been going on or te
marily by our tax dollars. the private sector that perhaps last 15 years in existing low- and
This is a good public policy stems from a rational reaction moderate-income communities.
initiative it is definitely a good to poor institutional business At the same time, we have seen
beginning. Legislation that puts practices or a general reluctance the private sector adopt a model
people first and holds the pri- of companies that make profits of doing business in these areas
which has produced a radical
It is a known fact that when government supports public pol- disparity of income and busi-
ness inequality and a decline
icy that encourages equitable and cost-effective reinvest- in social mobility. It is a known
ment in human capital, it provides sustainable growth that fact that when government sup-
impacts income and business development, ports public policy that encour-
ages equitable and cost-effective
reinvestment in human capital,
vate sector accountable in doing to subsequently reinvest into the it provides sustainable growth
the right thing should always community. There is a tremen- that impacts income and busi-
be applauded. However, there dous private sector investment ness development.

cials. Don't the public a
families involved deserve
answers or some kind of
by now or is this just a

A recent poll conduct
Quinnipiac University
that a majority of Florida
[56 percent] support the
controversial Stand Your C
law. A majority also o
stricter gun-control laws
cally, the strongest oppon
changing our laws live in
Florida and the Panhar
the most-rural and conse
areas, respectively, in the
The least support for Star

What our readers are sayi

The Miami Times encourages
discussion and dialogue. Here
are some of the things people
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leaving comments on our web-
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Comment on "Black fathers
remain an active part of their
kids' lives"
This was very encouraging.
We need more articles like this.
It's very unfortunate that the
rare times that so many men of
color get credit for being good
guys is only on holidays like

Father's Day. Shaunie
Comment on "First la
chelle Obama deserve
My opinion is quite dif
From what I've read, sh
ten arrogant, jealous anc
Her lavish trips annoy m
fact that she listed her
ters as "senior advisers'
flight manifest to hide ti
they were wasting a ha
lion tax payer dollars or
cation to Spain was une
She snubbed both Opra

nd the Ground was in liberal South
e some Florida where Trayvon Martin
update lived. So what?! Have you ever
mother been polled by these so-called
highly-respected non-partisan
: groups? Ask your friends if they
ted by have. Chances are they'll say no
shows as well. Good thing we don't let
voters polls control our lives here in
state's Florida or do we?
around *****
pposes Will someone help us under-
.Ironi- stand what Rick Scott and
.ents to other GOP leaders in Florida or
North in states like Colorado and New
idle Mexico are really doing in their
;rvative non-citizen voter hunting efforts
e state. and why it's taken so long for
id Your states like Florida to decide to

ing online
e June Caroline Kennedy who were
good friends and supporters of
dy Mi- her husband's campaign. I am
s our not a fan of this administration,
and she's one of my least favor-
ferent. ites.
le's of- Comment on "CDC: Nearly
d rude. 1 in 4 babies born to unwed
ie. The cohabitors"
daugh- Interesting how the article
Son a didn't mention race or color or
he fact ethnicity but the above posters
lf mil- decided to conclude based on
Sa va- their own preconceived true "in-
ethical. ner" feelings and stylized statis-
ih and tics that this is a "Black issue."

clean up their rolls. Miami-Dade
County found itself in the midst
of a scandal in 1997 during its
mayoral election. In 2000, Flor-
ida's Division of Elections said
it had purged ex-felons from
their voter rolls. And don't for-
get about the mysterious "dim-
pled chads" from that same
year. That was all fixed back
then wasn't it? Why do we now
suddenly have so many alleged
problems with ineligible voters?
Maybe the real task and the rea-
son behind GOP shenanigans
is to purge the White House of
kente cloth, cornbread, collard
greens and books about Martin
and Malcolm.

There are an enormous amount
of white, Black, Hispanic sin-
gle parents...but this article is
talking about babies born to
unwed cohabiting couples...
that means couples who are liv-
ing together...the article says
that in fact, more couples are
a family and just not married.
It states that there has been a
large increase in more people
staying together as a family.

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Miramar, Florida

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thy heart and lean not unto
thine own understanding, In
all thy ways acknowledge
Him and He shall direct
thy path.
Proverbs 3:5-6

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Am I the only one choking on Braman's recipe?

By Brian Dennis
Miami Times contributor

Former Mayor Carlos Alva-
rez, former County Manager
George Burgess and the Coun-
ty Attorney's office shoved a
bad deal that is the Marlins
Stadium down the throats of
the Board of County Commis-
sioners. It put the commission
in a precarious situation. Still,
it seems to me to that Norman
Braman has selective amnesia.
In tkFd' l~Q ,JLePh!la-
delphia Eagles' owner. Braman
wanted to build a new stadium-.
The old Veterans Stadium was
considered one of the worst
venues in the league mainly
because of its inferior turf.
At a meeting at 93rd Street
Baptist Church a few years ago I
supported the Marlins Stadium
but not for the team itself. After
having worked at the American
Airlines Arena I found out that

.the cooks, cashiers, ticket tak-
ers and security people all had
year-round jobs because foot-
ball, basketball and baseball
seasons all overlap one anoth-
er. Not one time did Braman
or anyone else involved in the
Marlins Stadium controversy
think about the low men on
the totem pole the average
worker whose family depends
on their checks from Dolphin
Stadium or American Airlines
What concerns me about
Braman is how his plan to
support candidates in the up-
coming election may divide
and conquer the Black com-
munity. He has already di-
vided the Cuban community
when Alvarez was recalled last
When Hope VI was gentri-
fying our community, Weed
and Seed was arresting and
harassing Black men in our


community, when police were
shooting unarmed Black men
in our community perhaps we
could have used Braman's as-
sistance. But we all know he
wasn't going to speak -out on
Black-on-Black. Where were
Braman, Change Miami-Dade
Now and Vote For A New Mi-
ami-Dade then?

Broward County will consider

drafting wage-theft ordinance

By Marcia Heroux Pounds
A potential wage-theft ordi-
nance, which would help low-in-
come workers cheated out of pay,
will get an initial hearing by the
Broward County Commission on
"These are low-wage workers.
They are struggling enough as it
is. [An ordinance] is the right thing
to do for people," said Vice Mayor
Kristin Jacobs, Who is making the
motion to draft an ordinance.
Wage-theft ordinances have
been hot-button issues in Miami-
Dade County, which has had an
ordinance since 2010, and in
Palm Beach County, which has
a pilot project with the Legal Aid
"Wage theft" can include work-
ers not being paid overtime or
minimum wage, being force to
work during meal breaks or work
off the clock, or not paying them
at all. An average of 3,036 wage
violations a year are reported to
the U.S. Department of Labor's
wage and hour division in Florida,
according to a Florida Interna-
tional University report.
Cynthia Hernandez, a research-
er at FIU who has studied wage
theft, said an ordinance gives the
leverage needed to recover unpaid
wages. "It is intimidating to go af-
ter the boss and say, 'you owe me
money.' That person is likely to re-
taliate and fire you," she said.
Business groups are generally
against the measures. The Flori-
da Retail Federation supported a
state bill that would have over-
turned Miami-Dade's wage-theft
ordinance and prevented others.
The legislation failed earlier this
Samantha Padgett, deputy gen-

eral counsel, said the retail group solution" through the court sys-
will continue to seek a "statewide ter or Legal Aid Society.


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Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky
arrives at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Thursday,
June 14.

Jerry Sandusky witness

says he screamed for help
BELLEFONTE, Pa. Jerry Sandusky's defense against 52
child-sex abuse charges is set to begin Monday.
The last of his alleged victims told jurors Thursday that he
once screamed for help when the former Penn State University
assistant football coach sodomized him. He said Sandusky re-
peatedly forced him to perform oral sex during weekend stays
at Sandusky's home over a period of nearly four years.
Prosecutors did not formally rest their case Thursday, but
Judge John Cleland adjourned the trial until Monday, when
Sandusky's attorneys will begin presenting their own wit-
nesses and evidence to challenge four days of often-wrenching
testimony from eight alleged victims and witnesses who said
they saw assaults of two others.
In opening arguments, defense attorney Joe Amendola sig-
naled that the 68-year-old defendant, a man once revered for
his collegiate coaching prowess and devotion to the charity he
founded for troubled children, was likely to testify.
The jury appeared to be listening closely to a witness, now
18, who said that shortly after he was introduced to San-
dusky's charity, The Second Mile, he was invited to spend the
weekend at Sandusky's State College, Pa., home.
"He was a well-known guy," said the witness, explaining why
he fatherless and about 12 at the time initially wanted to
spend time with the coach. "He seemed nice."
Nervously picking at his fingers and a patch covering his
night eye because of a recent injury, the witness said his time
with Sandusky began with trips to football games and gifts be-
fore the coach allegedly began visiting the basement bedroom
where the witness slept. He said the coach would begin "rub-
bing my stomach, cracking my back and kissing me all over."
Describing the first time Sandusky allegedly sodomized him,
he said Sandusky "got real aggressive and forced me into it."
He said he "screamed" and told him to -get off."

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A 4 THE MIAMI TIMES JilllE 20-26 2012



Economic and Property Damages Settlement

Providing Money to Individuals and Businesses

If you have economic loss or property damage because of the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill, you could get money from a class action
settlement with BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP America
Production Company ("BP"). Go to DeepwaterHorizonSettlements.
com for more information, including information on how to file a
The Economic and Property Damages ("E&PD") Settlement
Class includes people, businesses, and other entities in the
states of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, and certain
counties in Texas and Florida, that were harmed by the oil
spill. The website DeepwaterHorizonSettlements.com has
detailed descriptions and maps to help you determine whether a
geographic location may be included in the E&PD Settlement.
Additionally, you can call 1-866-992-6174 or e-mail questions@
DeepwaterHorizonEconomicSettlement.com to find out if a
geographic location is included.
The E&PD Settlement makes payments for the following types
of claims: (1) Seafood Compensation, (2) Economic Damage,
(3) Loss of Subsistence, (4) Vessel Physical Damage, (5) Vessels
of Opportunity Charter Payment, (6) Coastal Real Property
Damage, (7) Wetlands Real Property Damage, and (8) Real Property
Sales Damage. There is no limit on the total dollar amount of the
E&PD Settlement; all qualified claims will be paid.
You need to submit a Claim Form to request a payment. You
can get a copy of the various Claim Forms by visiting the website
or by calling 1-866-992-6174. Claims can be submitted online or
by mail. If you have questions about how to file your claim, you
should call the toll-free number for assistance.

The deadline to submit most E&PD claims will be
April 22, 2014 or six months after the E&PD Settlement becomes
effective (that is, after the Court grants "final approval" and any
appeals are resolved), whichever is later. There will be an earlier
deadline to submit E&PD Seafood Compensation claims. The
earlier deadline to submit Seafood Compensation claims will be
30 days after final approval of the Settlement by the United States
District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (regardless
of appeals). Actual claim filing deadlines will be posted on the
website as they become available. Valid claims will be paid as
they are approved, beginning shortly after the Court-Supervised
Settlement Program commences. It is highly recommended that
E&PD Settlement Class Members complete and submit their claim
forms promptly. Please read the Medical Benefits Settlement notice
because you may also be eligible for benefits from that settlement.

If you do not want to be legally bound by the E&PD Settlement,
you must Opt Out or exclude yourself by October 1, 2012 or you
won't be able to sue BP over certain economic and property damage
claims. If you stay in the E&PD Settlement, you may object to it by
August 31, 2012. The Detailed Notice explains how to exclude
yourself or object.

The Court will hold a hearing on November 8, 2012 to consider
whether to approve the E&PD Settlement. You or your own lawyer
may ask to appear and speak at the hearing at your own cost. The
Court will also consider Class Counsel fees, costs, and expenses
including an interim payment of $75 million and additional awards
equal to 6% of class claims and benefits paid. Class Counsel fees,
costs and expenses under the Economic and Property Damages
Settlement Agreement and the Medical Benefits Settlement
Agreement jointly cannot exceed $600 million. Class members'
payments will not be reduced if the Court approves the payment of
Class Counsel fees, costs, and expenses because BP will separately
pay these attorney fees, costs, and expenses.

Medical Benefits Settlement

Providing Benefits to Clean-Up Workers and Certain Gulf Coast Residents

If you have a medical claim related to the Deepwater Horizon
oil spill, you could get benefits from a class action settlement with
BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP America Production
Company ("BP"). Go to DeepwaterHorizonSettlements.com
for more information, including information on how to file a


The Medical Class includes (1) clean-up workers and
(2) certain people who resided in specific geographic areas in
coastal and wetlands areas along the Gulf Coast during specific
periods in 2010. The website DeepwaterHorizonSettlements.
com has detailed descriptions and maps to help you determine
whether a geographic location may be included in one of these
zones. Additionally, you can call 1-866-992-6174 or e-mail
info@DeepwaterHorizonMedicalSettlement.com to find out if
a geographic location is included.

The benefits of the Medical Benefits Settlement include:
(1) payments to qualifying people for certain acute (short-
term) and chronic (ongoing) medical conditions occurring after
exposure to oil or chemical dispersants; (2) provision of periodic
medical examinations to qualifying people; and (3) creation of
a Gulf Region Health Outreach Program, consisting of projects
to strengthen the healthcare system. Benefits (1) and (2) will
be provided only after the Court grants final approval and any
appeals are resolved.

You need to submit a Claim Form to request benefits. You

can get a copy of the Claim Form by visiting the website or by
calling 1-866-992-6174. Claims can be submitted by mail. If
you have questions about how to file your claim, you should
call the toll-free number for assistance.
The deadline for filing a Claim Form is one year after the
Medical Benefits Settlement becomes effective (that is, after
the Court grants "final approval" and any appeals are resolved).
The exact date of the claim filing deadline will be posted on the
website. It is highly recommended that Medical Class Members
complete and submit their claim forms promptly. Please read
the Economic and Property Damages Settlement notice because
you may also be eligible for a payment from that settlement.


If you do not want to be legally bound by the Medical
Benefits Settlement, you must Opt Out or exclude yourself by
October 1, 2012 or you won't be able to sue BP over certain
medical claims. If you stay in the Medical Benefits Settlement,
you may object to it by August 31, 2012. The Detailed Notice
explains how to exclude yourself or object.
The Court will hold a hearing on November 8, 2012 to
consider whether to approve the Medical Benefits Settlement.
You or your own lawyer may ask to appear and speak at the
hearing at your own cost. Class Counsel will ask the Court
to consider an award of fees, costs, and expenses of 6% of
the value of the benefits actually provided under the Medical
Benefits Settlement Agreement. Class Counsel fees, costs, and
expenses under the Medical Benefits Settlement Agreement and
the Economic and Property Damages Settlement Agreement
jointly cannot exceed $600 million. Class members' payments
will not be reduced if the Court approves the payment of Class
Counsel fees, costs, and expenses because BP will separately
pay these attorney fees, costs, and expenses.

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Battling Black-on-Black crime

continued from 1A

teaching responsibility especial-
ly starting with the youth and
teaching them there are conse-
quences to actions."
Congresswoman Frederica
Wilson believes we can reduce
crime by focusing on education.
"The key to the next level of
life is a high school diploma,"
she said. There are thousands
of Black boys roaming Florida

because they don't have their
key to life. Without a diploma
they become more likely to com-
mit crime, end up in prison and
earn far less over their careers.
Not every child needs a college
degree, but every child needs a
key to the future."
According to the Bureau of
Justice Statistics, between 1976
and 2011 there were 279, 384
Black murder victims. Using
the 94 percent figure, 262, 621
of these murders were commit-

ted by other Blacks says Black
economist Walter E. Williams
author of "Race and Economics:
How Much Can Be Blamed On
"Black civil rights groups
stand up for thugs," he said.
"You don't see them marching
when a woman gets raped but
you see them marching when a
cop beats somebody up."
Brother Lyle Muhammad, a lo-
cal ordained minister at Muham-
mad's Mosque 29 in Liberty City,

runs several youth programs for
at-risk teen boys. He said the so-
lution to prevent ongoing Black-
on-Black crime begins with a
spiritual approach.
There seems to be a continu-
ing trend or downward spiral
that devalues Black life as in-
significant," he said. "The type
of carnage and violence we are
witnessing could not be taking
place unless our government
and criminal justice systems are
complacent and let it happen."

percent of the population but
57.6 percent of the AIDS cumu-
lative cases. Palm Beach County
ranks sixth. The numbers sug-
gest that Blacks are in a state of
"Miami-Dade County is the
epicenter of new HIV/AIDS cases
being reported," said Johnson,
who was in Miami to announce
a new collaborative effort aimed
at providing high quality medi-
cal services to the growing HIV/
AIDS population in South Flor-
ida, many of whom are Blacks.
"We need to educate the urban
areas and underserved commu-
nities about HIV/AIDS, get them
tested, get them to come back
for their results, get them on a
treatment program and then
make sure they stay on the pro-
gram and are compliant. This is
all about people. I'm raring to
Johnson, 53, tested posi-
tive for HIV 20 years ago and
stunned the world with his early
retirement from the L.A. Lakers.
Today, under medical supervi-
sion, he is healthy, managing
his HIV with a daily regimen of
drugs and exercise. And he's
become a leading advocate for
worldwide HIV awareness and

"There are several new pre-
ventive"' anti-retroviral treat-
ments that are now in trials


Vanessa Mills, a stalwart champion for HIV/AIDS patients.

that we believe will reduce the
infection rates of those that
may have just been exposed to
the HIV virus," said Vanessa
Mills, executive director, Em-
power U, Inc. the only Black
agency [Liberty City] based in
M-D County. "But beyond bio-
medical intervention, we have
to really start talking to each
other, especially to our young
Black men. Condoms still pre-
vent infection but folks don't
want to use them. As for young
Black males who have sex with
other Black males, their infec-
tion numbers have risen to dan-
gerous proportions. We have to
find a way to convince them to
change their sexual practices
and to make better choices."
Mills noted that she sees many
young clients who feel that HIV/

AIDS is nothing more than an
annoyance in their lives. But as
a nurse and a woman who has
lived with the virus for over 20
years, she says it's still one of.
our country's greatest health
"Young people don't remem-
ber how people looked back in
the 80s when they contracted
the virus they don't remem-
ber how quickly people died or
how painful their deaths were,"
she said. "They think they
can take a few meds and for-
get about it. But there are new
strands of HIV that have re-
cently appeared and we're not
sure if the current regiment of
medication can fight them."
Lorenzo Robertson, Florida
statewide MSM coordinator,
Florida Bureau of HIV/AIDS

reason to be alarmed.
"Many Blacks have no health
insurance and so they wait un-
til they're sick and then go to
an emergency room," he said.
"By that time, if you're HIV-
positive, it's probably too late.
The white community has
joined forces to fight HIV/AIDS
and to prolong their lives. But
Blacks are still debating about
how folks became positive or
pointing fingers at those who
have the virus. We don't have
time for that. We have to be-
come proactive."
Clear Health Alliance, the
University of Miami and Magic
Johnson Enterprises are all
part of a new team approach to
combating HIV/AIDS in South
Florida. The 'dream team' says
they are anxious to get to work.
"This will be a game changer
for AIDS patients in Miami and
we're excited to bring these
services to the underserved
in the community," said Dr.
Pascal J. Goldschmidt, senior
vice-president for Medical Af-
fairs and dean of the Univer-
sity of Miami Miller School of
Medicine and CEO of Miami
Health System. "I applaud
Mike Fernandez [chairman of
the board, Simply Health care
Plans, the company that pro-
vides the Clear Health Alliance
HIV/AIDS Medicaid Specialty
Plan] and Magic Johnson for
their collaborative vision to
unite in bringing medical ser-
vices to those with HIV/AIDS."

FL battle over purging voter rolls continues

continued from 1A

Holder pointed out that over
two dozen states since the
2008 presidential election
have changed their voting laws
- actions that are now under
investigation by the Justice

Representative Cedric Rich-
mond [D-LA] said voting is a
person's only "voice in govern-
ment and validates people as
American citizens."
"We must rally the troops
and make sure all Blacks vote
- both in their state prima-
ry elections and in the fall's
presidential election," he said.
"There is a right-wing move-
ment underfoot to take us
back to 1900 and so far it's
Based on a report from the
Brennan Center for Justice at
NYU, voting law changes in

2012 have impacted an esti-
mated 5 million voters. States
like Florida have changed their
laws so that voters must pres-
ent a valid ID in order, to vote
while at the same time fac-
ing a shortened early voter
period. Most notable among
the changes is the elimina-
tion of voting the Sunday be-
fore the elections a day
known in Black communities
as "Souls to the Polls Day."
Before the change in Florida's
laws, churches took busloads
of their members, particularly
senior citizens, to vote on that
"I find it ironic that after
the voting debacle in 2000,
Florida supposedly fixed all
of its problems and was then
cited as a model state for the
rest of the nation," said State
Representative Cynthia Staf-
ford. "Now we have 'serious'
problems with our voting rolls.
What took us so long to realize
that and why is it being done
"The removal or purging of

voters from the rolls is just
another effort of the Repub-
lican Party to suppress the
vote," said FL State Sena-
tor Oscar Braynon. "It's just
simple mathematics reduce
the turnout that we saw in
2008 and they can ensure a
victory. The voter reform bill
that passed last year wasn't
something new. The Republi-
cans have been trying to push
that through for years. This
is not about attempts to limit
voter fraud. It's about defeat-
ing the Democrats and Presi-
dent Barack Obama. Any other
reasons cited are nothing but
hogwash. I may be the young-
est state senator but I wasn't
born yesterday."
FL Senator Bill Nelson
echoed Braynon's remarks.
"It was a long time ago, but
something Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. once said about vot-
ing rights seems appropriate
again," Nelson said. "King said
'the denial of this sacred right
is a tragic betrayal of the high-
est mandates of our democrat-

ic traditions. It is democracy
turned upside down.'"

Voters Education Series

During this election cycle ticipate in the MDBC-LEO
the Miami-Dade Black Cau- "Voter Education Series."
cus of Local Elected. Offi- We have several scheduled
cials (MDBC-LEO) seeks to throughout the county pre-
be proactive with our sented in conjunction
community to ensure with the Miami-Dade
awareness of changes Department of Elec-
to voting and election tions and co-hosted
policies. We represent by a local elected of-
over 50 Black elected ficial in your area.
officials in Miami- So let's be prepared
Dade County. Our in August and make
members represent GILBERT history again in No-
500,000 Blacks and vember.
Afro-Caribbean Americans
in Miami-Dade County (of VOTER
which over 200,00 are regis- EDUCATION SERIES
tered voters) June 25th, 6:30 p.m. at

As defined by the U.S.
Constitution, reapportion-
ment happens every ten
years after the decennial
census. Based on the 2010
Census, reapportionment
is conducted at the state,
county and some municipal
As a result, you may:
Become an elector in a
new districts) with
new local and state
elected officialss.
Be assigned to a new
Vote at a new polling
We want to make sure
that our constituents are
prepared for the August
14th primary election. On
the August ballot we have
important decisions to make
about the leadership of our
community including the
Office of Miami-Dade State
Attorney, Miami-Dade May-
or, Miami-Dade Property Ap-
praiser, Miami-Dade County
Commission, Judicial, State
House, State Senate, U.S.
Congress and several mu-
nicipal elections.
Please join us and par-

The Fountaijn of New Life
4601 NW 167th Street, Mi-
ami Gardens, Florida
Co-sponsored by Council-
woman Lisa Davis

June 27th, 6:30 p.m. at
Hadley Park Community
1350 NW 50th Street, Mi-
ami, Florida
Co-sponsored by Commis-
sioner Spence-Jones

July 9th, 6:30 p.m. at City
Hall of Florida City
404 W. Palm Drive, Florida
City, Florida
Co-sponsored by Mayor
Otis Wallace

The Honorable Oliver Gil-
bert III, Chairman (Miami
The Honorable Lisa
Davis,Vice Chair (Miami
The Honorable Felicia
Robinson, Treasurer (Miami
The Honorable Dorothy
'Dottie" Johnson, Secretary

Legacy of Rodney King remembered

continued from 1A

L.A. riots days of violence in
April 1992 that became a symbol
of civil and racial unrest, and po-
lice brutality. King, attempting
to quell the violence, said during
a press conference, "can't we all
just get along?"
Of the seven officers seen
beating a helpless King follow-
ing a high-speed chase through
the streets of Los Angeles, four

went to trial and were acquit-
ted in state court, sparking days
of deadly riots. Two of the offi-
cers, Stacey Koon and Laurence
Powell, were later convicted in
federal court of violating King's
civil rights, and each served 30
month sentences. All four offi-
cers were fired by the LAPD in
King had several subsequent
arrests and had difficulties with
alcohol abuse but had recently
released a book. King's book,

Black church leaders to meet

over escalation of vandalism

A meeting of local Black
clergy has been scheduled for
Wednesday, June 27 at 11 a.m.
to address the recent rise their
churches have experienced in
various forms of vandalism. The

meeting will be held at Holy Cross
Missionary Baptist Church, 1555
NW 93rd Terrace. For informa-
tion, contact Rev. W.L. Springs,
305-318-0550 or Rev. James
Williams, 305-685-4644.

The Riot Within: My Journey
from Rebellion to Redemption,
was released in April. In it, he
described his ongoing battle with
alcohol abuse, among many per-
sonal struggles in the 20 years
since the beating and riots.

Empower U leads local fight against AIDS
EPIDEMIC points to health disparities in
continued from 1A .. -. the Black communities as one


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The legacy

of U.S. Supreme Court Justice




IN JUNE, 1967


Born in Baltimore, Mary-
land on July 2, 1908,
Thurgood Marshall was
the grandson of a slave. His fa-
ther, William Marshall, instilled
in him from youth an apprecia-
tion for the United States Con-
stitution and the rule of law.
After completing high school
in 1925, Thurgood followed his
brother, William Aubrey Mar-
shall, at the historically-Black
Lincoln University in Ches-
ter County, Pennsylvania. His
classmates at Lincoln included
a distinguished group of future
Black leaders such as the poet
and author Langston Hughes,
the future President of Ghana,
Kwame Nkrumah, and musician
Cab Calloway. Just before grad-
uation, he married his first wife,
Vivian "Buster" Burey. Their 25-
year marriage ended with her
death from cancer in 1955.
--h- 19930, he applied to the
University of iMaryland Law'

Supreme Court ruling, Plessy
v. Ferguson which established
the legal doctrine called, "sepa-
rate but equal." Marshall's first
major court case came in 1933
when he successfully sued the
University of Maryland to ad-
mit a young African-American
Amherst University graduate
named Donald Gaines Murray.
Applauding Marshall's victory,
author H.L. Mencken wrote that
the decision of denial by the Uni-
versity of Maryland Law School
was "brutal and absurd" and
they should not object to the
"presence among them of a self-
respecting and ambitious young
Afro-American well prepared for
his studies by four years of hard
work in a class A college."
Thurgood Marshall followed
his Howard University mentor,
Charles Hamilton Houston to
New York and later became chief
counsel for the National Asso-
ciation for the Advancement of

Until his retirement from the highest court in the land,
Justice Marshall established a record for supporting the
voiceless American.

School but was denied admis-
sion because he was Black. This
was an event that was to haunt
him and direct his future profes-
sional life. Thurgood sought ad-
mission and was accepted at the
Howard University Law School
that same year and came un-
der the immediate influence of
the dynamic new dean, Charles
Hamilton Houston, who instilled
in all of his students the desire
to apply the tenets of the Con-
stitution to all Americans. Para-
mount in Houston's outlook was
the need to overturn the 1898

Colored People (NAACP). During
this period, Marshall was asked
by the United Nations and the
United Kingdom to help draft
the constitutions of the emerg-
ing African nations of Ghana
and what is now Tanzania. It
was felt that the person who
so successfully fought for the
rights of America's oppressed
minority would be the perfect
person to ensure the rights of
the white citizens in these two
former European colonies. After
amassing an impressive record
of Supreme Court challenges

to state-sponsored discrimina-
tion, including the landmark
Brown v. Board decision in
1954, President John F. Ken-
nedy appointed Thurgood Mar-
shall to the U.S. Court of Ap-
peals for the Second Circuit. In
this capacity, he wrote over 150
decisions including support for
the rights of immigrants, lim-
iting government intrusion in
cases involving illegal search
and seizure, double jeopardy
and right to privacy issues. Bi-
ographers Michael Davis and
Hunter Clark note that, "none
of his (Marshall's) 98 majority

decisions was ever reversed by
the Supreme Court." In 1965,
President Lyndon Johnson ap-
pointed Judge Marshall to the
office of U.S. Solicitor General.
Before his subsequent nomi-
nation to the United States
Supreme Court in 1967, Thur-
good Marshall won 14 of the 19
cases he argued before the Su-
preme Court on behalf of the
government. Indeed, Thurgood
Marshall represented and won
more cases before the United
States Supreme Court than
any other American.
Until his retirement from the

highest court in the land, Jus-
tice Marshall established a re-
cord for supporting the voice-
less American. Having honed
his skills since the case against
the University of Maryland, he
developed a profound sensitiv-
ity to injustice by way of the
crucible of racial discrimina-
tion in this country. As an As-
sociate Supreme Court Jus-
tice, Thurgood Marshall leaves
a legacy that expands that
early sensitivity to include all
of America's voiceless. Justice
Marshall died on January 24,

Politics in South

continued from 1A

"Among the many issues chal-
lenging my district is agriculture.
Unlike the northern part of the
county, agriculture heavily con-
tributes to the local economy
within my district," said Kionne
McGhee, candidate for Florida
State Representative in District
117 [includes Culter Ridge and
East Perrine].
"The state of Florida has failed
to provide our farm workers with
the necessary resources and pro-
tection," he said.
Ron Saunders, candidate for
state senate in District 39, says
residents are not receiving their
fair share of state dollars to im-
prove areas of South-Dade.
His district includes: Key West,
Homestead, Labelle and Immo-

"Our senate distr
currently receive our
state dollars," he sa
many challenges -
keeping good jobs, I
fordable windstorm
care insurance and
funding our schools.
In recent weeks,
Times reported scho
Dade ranked among
both graduation rate
Wilbert T. Hollov
state representative
103, who represent
areas in the Count
sits on the Miami-E
School Board. His o0
ucation mimics that
in the South.
"I'm not one to f
negatives," he said

Miami-Dade faces many challenges
trying to encourage the positives for his district [includes Goulds, laid off 920 workers in an effort
ict does not in our school system. We need to Richmond Heights, Homestead to save its healthcare system
fair share of focus on reading and math and and Naranja]. millions of dollars.
aid. "We face continually getting our parents "There are too many people Bullard's mother, Larcenia
creating and involved and making sure par- on the waiting list for Section 8 Bullard, the soon-to-retire in-
providing af- ents support what goes on in the and they need decent, affordable cumbent for District 39 said, "Af-
and health- classroom." housing especially our dis- ter Hurricane Andrew, the train
Adequately proportionate number of single tracks were removed that led to
THE WOES OF Black mothers," he said. Florida City. Now we have bus
The Miami FORECLOSURES AND MORE Dwight Bullard, running for ways and just a metro rail that
lols in South Beyond its concerns with edu- the same seat and district, con- stops at Dadeland. This is mak-
the lowest in cation, the southern districts curred with Bush about suffi- ing it harder for the residents to
es and FCAT have some of the highest foreclo- cient child care being a problem. get to their jobs."
sure rates in Florida -out of 1.65 "Over the last several years, County Commissioner Den-
way, former million foreclosures filed nation- things have gotten better, but the nis Moss, District 9 and seeking
in District ally, 94,466 of these foreclosures struggling economy has set us reelection, says more attention
ted northern were filed in South Florida [2010]. back," Bullard said. "Since 2008, must be given to South Dade.
ty, currently "Many of our seniors are losing the southern region has seen "Jobs are a major concern in
Dade County their homes because of tax sales," significant cutbacks in county this area, but as the real estate
outlook on ed- McGhee said. services and is under threat to market starts to turn around and
of politicians James Bush III, candidate for lose our Jackson Hospital cam- people start to occupy foreclosed
Florida state senator in District pus." homes, we will see retail and in-

ocus on the
. "I'm really

39, agrees that a lack of affordable
housing is at the top of the list

Last spring, the hospital elimi-
nated 195 staff positions and

dustrial development starting to
expand," he said.

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Sphere has always been a lack of positive
images women in color represented in
gs irf the media or even contemporary.
.However, the lack is particularly no-
C JCacable when it comes to positive portray-
hls of Black, Hispanic and other mothers
Q color breast feeding, according to Shayla
Walsh, an organizer for Powerful Women
an*d Families.
The program, which is headquartered
Sin Miami, is dedicated to educating young
and low-income women of color about is-
sues on -vw to raise healthy families.
So, on esday. June 13th, the Pow-
erful Wom~ar families unveiled a mu-
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ral on the corner of 14th Street and Second
Court in Overtown.
"The concept of the mural is to reclaim
our power as mothers, particularly as
mothers who are women in color," Walsh
explained. ,
Under the leadership ind technical assi
tance of artist Lulu Figuer*, mothersand
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EaPhi Beta, Inc. have been mentoring South Florida's girls and boys for
Sover,30 years.

Eta Phi Beta, Inc. chapter hosts

34th annual youth presentation
program g ve&

By Kaila Heard
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ating members of the Alpha Gamma
ChApte of Eta Phi Beta Sorority,
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sBoEs'. Day Observance service. St.
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service is also the kick off f
of celebrations and events
the upcoming retirement o
rent rector, Father Richard
ton Marquess-Barry- Barry
nauve who has served asL
of St. Agnes Episcopal Chi
past 35 years. is set to off
on December 1st.
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bservance the right time for hiui to retire.
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to honor it is time for me to do something
Sthe cur- else with myself." The rector further
Livings- explained, Ithe timecomes when YOU
, a nMianl need to sit down to permit a younger
he rector man with a different vision to carry
rch for the the congregation to a new height, a
Lc ally retire new level."
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ture pastors to be hesitant
ut accepting the call into
mistry'. In fact, many run
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byterian Church, her "
mnpts to avoid the calling
ed for nearly four de-
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grade," said the 77-year-old
minister. "But wihen I was
the seventh grade I had never
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tinue to serve the community and
among his service activities will in-
clude volunteering for the church's
development corporation.
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Episcopal Church is located at
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The Holy Ghost As- I Peace Missionary
sembly of the Apostolic Baptist Church is hosting
Faith invites everyone to a summer camp beginning
their Street Service on June June 18th until August 17th.
23rd at 6 p.m. To register, call 305-778-

* A Mission With A New
Beginning Church will be
hosting a yard sale every
Saturday, from 8 a.m. un-
til 3 p.m. Meanwhile, the
church's Women's Depart-
ment also sponsors a Com-
munity Feeding every sec-
ond Saturday of the month,
from 10 a.m. until all the
food has been given out. For
location and additional de-
tails, call 786-371-3779.

Bethel Apostolic Tem-
ple welcomes the commu-
nity to attend their Family
and Friends Day service and
Ministry Fair to learn about
the many services and ac-
tivities that the church of-
fers the community on June
24th at 11 a.m. For more
information, call 305-688-

New Family Life Wor-
ship Center's Let's Talk
Women's Ministry is host-
ing a meeting on July 21st
about "The Silent Woman"
at 1 p.m. The church also
invites the community to at-
tend their Wednesday Bible
Study sessions at 7 p.m.

Mt. Sinai Mission-
ary Baptist Church invites
you to their Vacation Bible
School, which will run from
June 25th until June 29th,
beginning 9 a.m. daily. For
more information, call 305-

* New Way Fellowship
Baptist Church invites the
community to their service
on June 24th at 10:45 a.m.
to celebrate 'Mayor Shirley
Gibson Day.' If you wish to
be included in the program
or make a presentation, call
305-624-6795 or 305-625-

Running for Jesus
Outreach Youth Minis-
tries invites everyone to
their Youth and Job Fair on
June 24th at 4 p.m. For in-
formation, call 954-213-

The Historic Mt.
Zion Missionary Baptist
Church is seeking a new di-
rector of music ministry. The
applicant must be proficient
at sight-reading music, play-
ing by ear and able to play
the piano. Applications due
prior to July 16th. For more
information, call Harold M.
Dillard at 786-263-1691.

The Women in the
Ministry Network invites
you to their next fellowship
meeting on June 23rd at
7:30 p.m. at the CCA Deliv-
erance and Conference Cen-
ter. For more information,
call 561-385-8306 or 954-

New Providence Mis-
sionary Baptist Church

will be hosting a Vacation
Bible School, June 25 29
and everyone is welcome to
attend. For more informa-
tion, call 305-758-0922.

The Uving Word Com-
munity Church is hosting a
'Podium of Stars' festival on
June 30th, 5 p.m. 11 p.m.
For more information, call

Centurion Apostolic
International Ministries
is hosting a relationship em-
powerment workshop on
June 23rd at 4 p.m. RSVP by
June 15th. For more infor-
mation, call 305-638-9700.

Emmanuel Missionary
Baptist Church invites ev-
eryone to their Family and
Friends Worship Experience
every Sunday at 7:30 a.m.
and 11 a.m. For information,
call 305-696-6545.

Set Free Ministries
through Jesus Christ
of the Apostolic Faith
Church, Inc. offers person-
al, bereavement support to
all bereaved families, sig-
nificant others, and friends.
The death can be recent or
in the past. For more infor-
mation, please call 786-488-

New Mount Mori-
ah Missionary Baptist
Church is hosting a sum-
mer baton twirling camp.
For more information, call

Bright Morning Star
Freewill Baptist Church
invites everyone to their
Sunday worship services at
11 a.m. and to their Bible
study class every Tuesday

at 7:30 p.m. For more infor-
mation, please call 305-751-

Grace and Truth Out-
reach Ministries invites
the community to their first
Liberty Fest on August 18th.
For more information, call
305-297-7041 or 786-278-

0 Speaking Hands Min-
istry is now accepting ap-
plications for their "Camp
Hands: Sign Language
Camp" for 8 to 15 year olds.
For more information, call

Immanuel Temple
welcomes everyone to their
worship services held every
Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Mi-
ami Carol City Senior High
School auditorium. For more
information, call 954-674-
2492-or visit www.immanu-

The Mattie Nottage
School of Ministry now of-
fers free sessions every Sat-
urday at 10 a.m., at Broward
College's Central Campus
Building 15, Room 102. For
more Information, call 954
237-8196 or visit www.mat-

Great Crowd Minis-
tries presents South Florida
Gospel Festival at Amelia
Earhart Park on Saturday,
June 30th from 11 a.m.- 6
p.m. For information contact
Constance Koon-Johnson at

Greater Harvest Bap-
tist Church family invites
the community at large to
come worship with them.
Sunday School begins at 9


New Beginning

a.m. and worship service is
held from 10 a.m. to noon.

Black pastors and
ministers with earned doc-
toral degrees, please contact
786-231-9820 for a confer-
ence this summer.

I Greater Harvest In-
ternational Ministries is
please to announce that
it's GHIM-Hall is now avail-
able to the public and can
be used for any organiza-
tions such as Boys/Girls
Scout, Women/Men's Group
or events like birthdays or
weddings. 786-238-3838,

New Life Family Wor-
ship Center hosts Bible
study every Wednesday at
7 p.m.

New Mount Morl-
ah Missionary Baptist
Church will host the Habi-
tat for Humanity of Greater
Miami's Homeownership
Application Meeting on the
second Saturday of every
month at 9:30 a.m. No RSVP
necessary. 305-634-3628.

Mt. Claire Holiness
Church welcomes every-
one to their Sunday Worship
Services at 12 p.m. and to
Praise and Worship Services
on Thursday at 8 p.m. 305-

Christ's Kingdom
Life Center International
welcomes the community
to their Sunday worship
service at 10:30 a.m. and
their Bible study and Prayer
sessions on Tuesdays at 7

Sorority involves teens in personal development, community service

continued from 9B

Ashay Herrington; Kenshawn
A. Ferguson; Kyla Carswell;
Earl Williams, II; Kayla Cur-
tis; Mickale Wells; and Joseph
The talented participants pro-
vided a variety of performances
including musical selections on
the saxophone and piano, po-
etry recitations and a short skit
performed in Spanish.
This was the 34th class for
the year-long program which
is designed to teach seventh
graders how to behave in vari-
ous social settings, leadership
skills and greater self-esteem.
The annual program, which be-

gins in December and ends in
May, involves participants in
an array of activities including
taking personal development
workshops. learning spanish,
reading to the elderly, and par-
ticipating in various communi-
ty service and cultural enrich-
ment activities.
"Teenagers nowadays receive
so much criticism that they are
growing up the wrong way," ex-
plained Alpha Gamma Chapter
member, Dorothy R. Thomp-
son. "So, we try to groom them
so that they can see how impor-
tant it is to educate themselves
and so that they can take their
place in society."
The program was originally
designed to cater to the needs

of young ladies also known
as the.Bee-ettes before even-
tually expanding to consider
the needs of young gentlemen
- who are called 'Senords.'
To participate, a youth must
be in seventh grade, have a
minimum grade of "C," have re-
spect for themselves and others
and also be able to follow direc-
tions, among other criteria.
Once a member of the Bee-
ettes and Senords finishes the
program, they move to the so-
rority's other youth mentoring
group which allows them to be
members until the students
graduate from high school. The
youth program also provides
scholarships to eligible stu-

Jesus is role model for leadership

continued from 9B
didn't think I could do it."
Although Bright did receive
encouragement from those she
told about her future calling,
the lack of role models caused
her to hesitate to commit to
the ministry. In the meantime,
Bright applied herself to her
studies, graduated from col-
lege and eventually worked as
an educator for the Broward
County Public School System
for 27 years.
By then Bright finally took to
heart the encouraging words
that she received and she hast-
ily enrolled in school to study
for her master's in divinity. By
day, she would guide her stu-
dents to make better decisions;
by night she herself became an
student of the Bible.
"It was challenging because I
would be working all day long
and then I'd be commuting to
and from Miami," she said.

Yet after waiting so long to
pursue her calling, Bright's
passion would not allow her to
quit. So, she persisted in her
studies. She officially retired
from the Broward County Pub-
lic School system in 1999. A
year later, Sunday, July 9th,
2000, she was ordained as a
"It was one of the most joyous
days of my life," she recalled.
Bright served as pastor at
two other churches, before be-
ing assigned to New Covenant
Presbyterian Church in 2005.
Working as a minster, she
found that the skills and expe-
riences from her previous ca-
reer served her well.
"As a teacher and as a coun-
selor, you deal with all kinds of
people, so making the transi-
tion was not difficult because
teaching is as much a part of
ministry as preaching," she
But, "one of the greatest chal-
lenges was preparing members

to assume leadership roles,"
she explained. "Leadership in
the church is different form
being a leader in the secular
world and the reason for that is
because Jesus Christ is head of
the church and he is the model
for everything that we do."
After leading the estimated
80 member-church for seven
years, Bright is set to retire
from the pastorship at the end
of June.
When asked what she enjoyed
most about being a pastor, her
reply came easily: "I especially
enjoy sharing the good news of
Jesus Christ with other people
because I believe that the most
important decision anyone can
ever make in life is to choose
Jesus as his or her Lord and
Savior and if I can facilitate
that through my teaching gifts
or preaching skills, I welcome
the challenge."
New Covenant Presbyterian
Church is located at 4300 NW
12th Avenue in Miami.

Holiday celebrates Black freedom day

continued from 9B

- in downtown Tallahassee at
the present-day site of the Knott
House Museum. The news was
delayed because the state re-
mained firmly in the hands of
the Confederacy. Now, the holi-
day celebrating Florida's slaves
being freed is called "20-Some
Meanwhile, more than 700
miles away in Galveston, Texas,

slaves only learned that had
been freed when a Union gener-
al and federal troops arrived in
the city on June 18th, 1865 to
enforce the emancipation. Once
they realized that slavery had
been abolished, the freedmen
and women began celebrating
with prayer, dancing, feasting
and song, according to histori-
cal accounts.
The following year, Juneteenth
celebrations began in Texas.
Now the holiday is recognized

as a state holiday in more than
40 states including Florida,
Georgia, California and Colo-
Celebrations for Juneteenth
are held across the nation. In
Florida, celebrations were held
in Tampa, Jacksonville and Ft.
Lauderdale. Old Dillard Mu-
seum held their annual June-
teenth event on Tuesday, June
19th which featured Kitty Oliver
at their "Mama Said: Juneteenth

The Bee-ettes and Senords
program was created by the Al-
pha Gamma Chapter of Eta Phi
Beta, Sorority, Inc, which is a
non-profit business and pro-,

fessional women's organization
that focuses upon giving chari-
table contributions and servic-
es to the community. The local
chapter was founded .in 1967.

The current president of the so-
rority is Linette Rogers and the
chairperson of the Bee-ettes
and Senords program is Twyla
Johnson-Miller. ., .,

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vites everyone to their free
weight loss classes Satur-
days at 10 a.m., but en-
rollment is necessary. 786-

Memorial Temple
Baptist Church holds wor-
ship services nightly at 7:30
p.m. 786-873-5992.

New Canaan Mis-
sionary Baptist Church
welcomes the community
to Sunday Bible School at
9:30 a.m. followed by Wor-
ship Services at 11 a.m. 954

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

Glendale Baptist
Church of Brownsville in-
vites everyone to morning
worship every Sunday at 11'
a.m. and Bible Study every
Wednesday at 7 p.m. 305-

Lifeline Outreach Min-
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their roundtable to discuss
the Bible every Saturday, 6
p.m. 305-345-8146.

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The sins of the father


By Kimora Cochran

In 2007 Juanita Bynum
called the police on her es-
tranged husband, Preacher
Thomas W. Weeks III, after he
allegedly attacked her. Weeks
was ultimately charged with
aggravated assault and ter-
roristic threats. In 2010
Bishop Eddie Long was in the
middle of a despicable scan-
dal after five young men ac-
cused him of sexual coercion
- said to begin when the males
were only minors. Despite his
death in 2011, beloved Pas-
tor Zachery Tims, Jr. caught
national headlines after being
found dead in a New York ho-
tel room with a glassine en-
velope containing (what was
believe to cocaine). Most re-
cently, mega church Pastor
Creflo Dollar was arrested as
a result of his daughter call-
ing police with claims of do-
mestic abuse.
Almost once a year the me-
dia has a field day making a

mockery of the Black church
through the shortcomings
and alleged criminal matters
of a prestigious pastor. By no
means should criminality in
the pulpit be condoned. How-
ever, the alleged iniquities of a
pastor capturing more notori-
ety than the philanthropy oc-
curring inside churches daily
should be considered sinful
in and of itself.


The Black church is not
only the oldest Black insti-
tution, but the largest, most
viable institution for Black
philanthropy. Not to mention,
the Black church has played
a pivotal role in securing civil
rights for Blacks throughout
history, and continues to be
a significant element in Black
advancement. The Black
church is at the heart of edu-

*. I

rating the Black community
about incentives or political
issues that are beneficial to
enchanting their lives. Many
Black churches are not only
focused on meeting the basic
needs of people, but also on
promoting economic empow-
erment and development.
But, sadly, all that goes out
the window when a preacher
gets arrested.

e l
Common complaints sur-
rounding the lavish lives
many mega church pastors
live have been howled for
ages. "Why does he need a
private jet? Where is all the
money going? Exactly how
much are they paying that
pastor? Why does the pas-
tor have a Rolls-Royce, and
I'm struggling?" These cries
only add fuel to the fire when

the same pastors are caught
in criminal mischief leaving
churchgoers feeling as if their
money was mismanaged.
It would be more beneficial
to Blacks to wonder why most
states spend more of their tax
money on incarcerating their
Black men, than it spends on
educating their innocent chil-
It would be more beneficial
to media to figure out how
Blacks only make up 13.6
percent of the U.S. population
according to census data, but
reportedly make up 40.2 per-
cent of all prison inmates -
mega pastors not included.
Instead of throwing stones
at "criminal" mega-pastors
while ignoring the Black
church's worth and contri-
bution to society, it would be
more beneficial to think of
ways in which we can inte-
grate the most racially divid-
ed hours of the week- Sunday
Can I get an Amen?

More youth doubt

the existence of God

T he prcr-nta-ie of Americans 30 and
,.ouiir,,-r 'v r ,.: harbor some doubts about
CIG od's -,r, te nrc:- appears to be grow-
i n. qu''ikI,. wording to a recent Pew
Res ._,ri: h Cen.ter survey. While most
youn AmeXrricans, 68 percent, told Pew
the-'. ne'.er doubt God's existence,
th-!at' a 15-point drop in just five
ea.r s

American millennials said
they never doubted God's
More young people
.... are expressing doubts
Nowadays, 31 percent of today's youth say that they have about God now than at
any time since Pew start-
had doubts about the existence of God, according to a Pew ed asking the question a
Research study. decade ago. Thirty-one

percent disagreed with the statement "I
never doubt the existence of God," double
the number who disagreed with it in 2007.
When asked about doubts of God, no
other generation showed a change of more
than 2 percent in the past five years.
The survey found that the percentage of
millennials who identify with a religion is
remaining constant, while most other gen-
erations have seen religious identification
increase in the past 10 years.
The findings about millennials and
religion were part of a 168-page report
that Pew released June 4 but were largely
"Notably, people younger than 30 are
substantially less likely than older people
to say prayer is an important part of their
lives," the report said.
"Research on generational patterns
Please turn to GOD 12B

Are Father's Day events a waste of time?

Why aren't men

in the pews?

By Jeff Schapiro

Many churches invest a
great deal of time and money
into special holiday events
that are designed to draw
people into their services, but
statistics show that Father's
Day is one holiday in which
church attendance is typically
less than impressive. So is it a
waste of time, money and en-
ergy for churches to host big
Father's Day events?
In the week leading up to
Mother's Day, Lifeway Re-
search released the results
of a survey in which they
asked 1,000 Protestant pas-
tors across the U.S. to indicate
which three Sundays their

church attendance is highest
each year.
While Mother's Day (59 per-
cent) ranked third on the list
behind only Christmas (84
percent) and Easter (93 per-
cent), Father's Day was ranked
last. With just four percent of
pastors saying it was one of
their highest attendance Sun-
days, Father's Day was ranked
below the Fourth of July (four
percent), Friend Day (14 per-
cent), Homecoming (16 per-
cent) and "Other" (26 percent).
"The attendance difference
between Mother's Day and
Father's Day is telling. Either
churches are less effective in
affirming fathers, or families
believe Christian fathers don't
value their participation in
worship services," Scott Mc-
Connell, director of LifeWay
Research, said in a statement.
Many pastors believe there

is a natural ebb and flow to
church attendance through-
out the year, and there are sea-
sons in which growth and de-
cline have become somewhat
predictable. Naturally these
pastors try to gather people
during the peak seasons like
Easter, Christmas and dur-
ing back to school time in -the
fall but what about the off-
seasons when no one seems to
want to go to church?
Rich Barrett, lead pastor of
Access Church in Jackson-
ville, Fla., says June is typi-
cally his church's lowest at-
tendance month, but he isn't
about to let Father's Day pass
by without trying to reach out
to men.
"We just want men in gen-
eral and fathers in particular
to feel like church is a fun
place to be, so we're always
going to do some fun stuff and

put some resources into mak-
ing Father's Day fun," Barrett
The month of June can
be a struggle, he says, be-
cause most schools have just
let their students out for the
summer and families are away
on vacation. He also suggested
that if churches looked at the
numbers for the weeks before
and after Father's Day, those
services would probably be low
in attendance as well.
He also said the church in
general has failed to really
connect with men over the last
few generations, and many
other pastors seem to agree.
According to a study released
by The Barna Group last Au-
gust, 39 percent of men have
not attended church in the
last six months, a number
that increased nine percent-
age points since 1991.

Megachurch Pastor

Creflo Dollar was wrong

Should fear be used as a parenting tool?

By Rahiel Tesfamariam

Blog sites and mainstream
media outlets have been buzz-
ing all week about Atlanta-
based megachurch pastor Cre-
flo Dollar being arrested after
his 15-year-old daughter called
the police with allegations that
he had physically abused her.
Dollar reportedly told police he
tried to restrain his daughter,
but denied allegations of chok-
ing in a sermon. My Wash-
ington Post colleague Barbara
Reynolds recently came to
Dollar's defense by saying that
"if all that happened was what
many of us of a certain genera-
tion refer to as a smackdown,"
then the pastor shouldn't have
been arrested.
I respectfully disagree.

If the allegations are true as
described, then Dollar crossed
a dangerous line. The alleged
behavior reflects an alarming
conception of parenting and fa-
therhood that is likely informed
by conservative Southern and
Christian sensibilities rooted in
domination and patriarchy.
As an Eritrean-born Ameri-
can, I was often warned by
family members against adopt-
ing this country's liberalism as
a way of life. They didn't want
me to take on a mindset and
behavior that went against
our culture and traditions. So
much of what I have witnessed
and encountered in the context
of Southern culture seems to
align with the rigid, hierar-
chal beliefs found in African
Please turnt o DOLLAR 12B

Membership declines for

Southern Baptists again

Synthetic drug bans being gien hard look

By Kathleen Haughney

cials are taking a harder look
at synthetic drug bans in light
of 31-year-old Rudy Eugene's
drug trip that led him to gnaw
off half a man's face in Miami
last month.
The problem? Keeping cur-
rent law one step ahead of en-
terprising chemists who are
able to create new drug com-
pounds that can be sold in
smoke shops as "bath salts,"
"legal" marijuana or other
products with seemingly be-
nign descriptions.
"We're trying to figure out
how to cut them off at the
pass," said David Gross, spe-
cial agent supervisor for the
drug unit in the Florida De-
partment of Law Enforcement.
"We don't want to keep chasing
our tails."
Synthetic drugs are noth-

ing new; pills like ecstasy have
been around for decades. But,
in recent years, they've steadily
grown more popular as street-
legal versions have emerged.
In 2011, the Florida Legisla-
ture, at the urging of Attorney
General Pam Bondi, banned
the chemical compounds that
were being marketed as "bath
salts" after reports from the
Panhandle about teens expe-
riencing dangerous halluci-
nogenic episodes after using
the drugs. This past spring,
lawmakers banned 92 addi-
tional chemical compounds
that state law enforcement
had identified as frequently
appearing in drugs being mar-
keted as synthetic marijuana.
But almost as soon as a
new law gets on the books,
law enforcement officials say,
chemists usually in Europe
or Asia, Gross said -alter the
chemical composition of the

banned substance enough
that it can still be legally sold.
Bath salts have names like
Cloud Nine, Vanilla Sky or
Ivory Wave, just to name a few.
Synthetic marijuana might
come up as K2 or Spice, or pot-
pourri. The drugs typically cre-
ate a cocaine-like highs, but
are also highly hallucinogenic.
Eugene's toxicology report
has not yet come back, so
it's possible that the cocktail
of chemicals that earned him
the nickname "Causeway Can-
nibal" will be on the list of al-
ready-banned chemicals.
On May 26, security cameras
on The Miami Herald building
captured Eugene, stripped
naked, pouncing on a dozing
homeless man named Ron-
ald Poppo near the MacArthur
Causeway and essentially de-
vouring the 65-year-year-old
man's face. A Miami police of-
ficer ultimately shot and killed

Eugene to end the attack.
"We, like the media, are very
curious what the individual
down in South Florida was on,"
Gross said.
Bondi's office is keeping a
close eye on it, too.
"Attorney General Bondi will
continue to work with federal,
state and local law enforce-
ment agencies to ensure that
any new forms of synthetic
drugs are banned," said a
statement from her office.
Gross and a group of FDLE
chemists, lawyers and cops
are trying to develop legisla-
tion that would identify and
ban the base compounds that
make up most of the synthet-
ic drugs, instead of targeting
tweaks to chemical combina-
tions. But they also have to
make sure that none of these
base compounds are being
used for legitimate medical or
industry purposes, he said.

By Lillian Kwon

Membership in the Southern
Baptist Convention dropped
again over the last year, ac-
cording to a new report. The
largest Protestant denomina-
tion in the country now counts
less than 16 million members.
The decline was just by 0.98
percent between the years
2010 and 2011, but this marks
the fifth straight year the SBC
has lost members.
Primary worship attendance
has also dropped by 0.65 per-
cent to around 6.16 million.
The Annual Church Profile,
compiled by LifeWay Chris-
tian Resources, was released
Tuesday ahead of the SBC's
annual meeting in New Or-
leans. Thousands of SBC
messengers, or delegates, will
be converging on June 19 to
fellowship, discuss resolutions,
and elect new leaders. Perhaps
the most anticipated event of
the two-day meeting will be the
likely election of an Black as
president for the first time in

SBC history.
After decades of continu-
ous growth, the SBC, estab-
lished in 1845, began to see its
membership plateau around
2004 as baptisms were on a
slow decline. The denomination
reported a drop in membership
for the first time in many years
in 2007. At that time, some
predicted the decline would
After reporting its lowest
number of baptisms in decades
in 2010, the SBC saw an in-
crease in baptisms in 2011.
According to the report,
baptisms increased by 0.70
percent to 333,341.
Celebrating the higher
number of baptisms, Thom
S. Rainer, president and CEO
of LifeWay, said in a state-
ment, "God's Word is being
proclaimed and God's Spirit
is continuing to move in the
hearts of people, drawing them
to repentance. This is some-
thing that should excite us as
Christians who care about the
Great Commission."


11B THE MIAMI TIMES, JUNE 20-26, 2012



Legendary civil rights lawyer Fred Gray reminisces on the days
when the Church of Christ banned Black members from attending
the denomination's university and grade schools.

Church of Christ aims

to mend racial divides

By Bob Smietana

Whenever legendary civil
rights lawyer Fred Gray comes
to Nashville, Tenn., he drops
by the intersection of 24th and
That spot was once home to
the Nashville Christian Insti-
tute, a K-12 school for Black
members of the Churches of
Christ once banned from Lip-
scomb University and other
Church of Christ schools.
Long closed, the school is
never far from Gray's mind.
The man who once represent-
ed Rosa Parks and Martin Lu-
ther King Jr. paid 'tribute to it
during a recent ceremony at
which he received an honorary
doctorate from Lipscomb an
institution that he once sued
over its racial policies.
His honorary doctorate was
part of a new movement aimed
at healing longstanding ra-
cial divides in the Churches of
"There have always been
white congregations and Black
congregations, with little ex-
change between the two," said
Wes Crawford, preaching min-
ister at Glenwood Church of
Christ in Tyler, Texas.
While church and academic
leaders tackle the issue from
the top, two 30-something
members'bf Churches of Christ
in Nashville are building bridg-
es at the grassroots level.
Brent High, a member of the
predominantly white Brent-
wood Hills Church of Christ,
and Micah Otis, a member of
the predominantly Black Scott
Avenue Church of Christ, have
organized a series of meetings
between ministers at Black
and white congregations in
Those meetings have led to
ministers at several congrega-
tions swapping pulpits for a
week and, in at least two cas-
es, to churches holding joint
worship services.

Otis said those meetings are
just a start.
"We have still not gotten a
conclusion on how to fix this,"
said Otis. "But that's the pur-
pose of having the meetings."

Most American Protestants
divided over slavery around
the time of the Civil War. Bap-
tists, Methodists, Episcopa-
lians and Presbyterians all
split into northern and south-
ern denominations.
Those groups were often di-
vided by race as well with
separate denominations for
Black Christians like the Na-
tional Baptist Convention and
African Methodist Episcopal
By contrast, Churches of
Christ leaders have claimed
their fellowship never split.
That's not exactly true,
Crawford said.
Churches of Christ say their
group is not a denomination.
Instead they call it a fellow-
ship or brotherhood. So they
don't have any denominational
boards to officially split, said
Crawford, who spoke at a ses-
sion on race relations at the
conference on reconciliation.
But the fellowship has long
divided over racial lines.
In the 1940s and 1950s,
there was some interaction
between Black and white
Churches of Christ, because
of Nashville preacher Marshall
The dynamic evangelist was
one of few Blacks welcomed at
white Churches of Christ. He
often convinced those congre-
gations to donate funds to the
Nashville Christian Institute
- known to alumni as NCI -
where he was president from
1942 to 1958.
Things changed in 1967,
when the NCI board of direc-
tors closed the school amid
dwindling enrollment and gave
all its assets to Lipscomb.

Panel advises against vitamin

D and calcium supplements

By Janice Uoyd, Liz Szabo
and Nanci Hellmich

A government advisory
panel's recommendation last
Tuesday that healthy post-
menopausal women should
not take daily low doses of
vitamin D and calcium to
prevent bone fractures is a
wakeup call to millions of
Baby Boomer women that
more is not always better.
The panel said there is in-
sufficient evidence to evaluate
larger doses, easy to overdo
with chewy chocolate supple-
ments that can seem like
In its draft recommenda-
tions, the U.S. Preventive
Services Task Force also said
existing research is insuf-
ficient to assess the risks or
benefits of taking vitamin D
- with or without calcium -
to prevent cancer in adults.
Some studies link higher
levels of vitamin D with lower
rates of colorectal cancer and
reduced risks for other can-
cers, including breast, pros-
tate and pancreatic cancer.
These reports are mixed and
therefore inconclusive, the
advisory panel said.
This is the same panel that
grabbed headlines recently by
recommending against PSA
(prostate-specific antigen)
tests to screen for prostate
cancer in healthy men and
told women ages 50 to 74 to
have a mammogram every
other year, instead of annu-
This latest report adds to
many conflicting messages

about the benefits and risks
of vitamin D and calcium
For years, experts have
been touting the health ben-
efits of these nutrients. Both
calcium and vitamin D are
key nutrients for bone health.
The Institute of Medicine,
which provides independent
advice on health, recom-
mends that people daily get
600-800 IUs (international
units) of vitamin D and 700-
1,300 milligrams of calcium,
depending on their age.
Many foods, such as milk
and yogurt products, are rich
in calcium and fortified with
vitamin D. Sunlight triggers
the production of vitamin D
in skin and is a major source
of the vitamin for many
The task force's draft rec-
ommendation looked at doses
up to 400 IUs (international
units) of vitamin D and 1,000
milligrams of calcium for frac-
ture prevention, and recom-
mended against taking them,
saying the nutrients slightly
increase the risk for kidney
stones. The authors add that
there is insufficient evidence
to draw conclusions about
taking larger doses to prevent
Fractures are a significant
health problem, the task force
says; every year approximate-
ly 1.5 million fractures occur
in the U.S. Nearly half of all
women older than 50 will
have an osteoporosis-related
fracture during their lifetime.
"The science is still out for
pre-menopausal women and

Sources of Vitamin D
The Institute of Medicine
recommends that most peo-
ple get 600 to 800 interna-
tional units (IU) of vitamin
D a day. Some top sources:

Vitamin D source
International units (IU)

Sunlight' (10 minutes)

Salmon (wild, 3.5 oz.)
- 600-1,000
Salmon (farmed, 3.5 oz.)
1 100-250
Tuna (canned, 3.6 oz.)
Fortified milk (8 fl. oz.)

Fortified orange juice (8 fl. oz.)
Fortified yogurt (8 oz.)
Fortified breakfast cereal2

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2-one serving

Source: Heart 411: The Only
Guide to Heart Health You'll
Ever Need by Marc Gillinov
and Steven Nissen

By Veronica Bravo, USA TODAY

Men's health event offers free screenings
By Marni Jameson indicate he's clear of signs of the shortest life expectancy.", the ones who are educated,
trouble. Black men also suffer dispro- have health insurance and ac-
Donovan Wilson was skepti- "My own doctor missed it." portionately from such illness- cess to health care'tlon't go to
cal last \ear where, a ifrfeI'sad. "lf I, hadn't gone. this es as cancer, heart disease, the-de'vwaoieften r v sawhite
vited hLm to attend the Black- cancerl would still be there stroke, diabetes and hyperten- men." -,; .
Men's HealthSummit,a'"fe'~ growing."' sion, she said. MitrU'Iledil sys-
screening and education con- On Saturday. June 23rd Wil- ter is partly to blame, she
ference that happens every son will join more than 3,000 'STAYING AWAY said. "But when they partici-
vear in Orlando. But he went other men of color at the 16th FROM DOCTORS' pate in the summit and see
along anyway. annual health summit at the When compared with white guys like them, they listen."
The 63-year-old mechanic Orange County Convention men, Black men are twice as "We as Black men get into
from Orlando visited a variety Center. likely to have diabetes and this stigma about staying away
of stations that offered free The men and those organiz- have a 50 percent higher rate from doctors," said Alvin Alex-
health screenings, including ing the conference are taking of cancer death, said Adams. ander. 63, of Davenport, who
the prostate booth. There he steps to close the health gap They also are twice as likely has attended the summit for
had a blood test and an exam that separates men of color to die from strokes and sev- seven years. "J'd like to see that
by a urologist. from white males. en times as likely to die from change. A lot of men I know
"To my amazement, they "In my work, I see that for al- AIDS. went too long to find out about
found something." Wilson said. most any disease state, black The reasons for the gap are something they could have
A free biopsy confirmed men are at the bottom." said often cultural. caught early.
prostate cancer caught in Angela Adams, a pharmacist "Many black men simply "Basically, this is about
the very early stage. He had and summit founder. "They don't seek care for any health keeping an eye on your body,"
sureerv. and now his lab tests have the highest morbidity and problem." said Adams. "Even Please turn to HEALTH 15B

Study: Black women less likely to breast feed

continued from 9B

leaders in the Powerful Women
and Families program designed
and painted the mural.
The mural project was part of
the Powerful Women and Fam-
ilies' campaign to raise aware-
ness about the importance of
Women of Color choosing to
breast feed their children.
According to the American
Academy of Pediatrics, a new
born's diet should consist ex-
clusively of breast milk for
their first six months of their
lives. Afterwards, parents
should continue to feed their
children breast milk in addi-
tion to complementary foods

until they are 12 months old.
Unfortunately, not many
women white or Black are
heeding these guidelines.
According to the Centers
for Diseases Control's 2010
Breastfeeding Report Card,
73.4 percent of all mothers in
Florida breast feed their new
borns. However, the num-
bers severely decrease as time
goes on. By the time their ba-
bies are six months old, only
38 percent of new moms are
still breast feeding and only
17.3 percent are breast feed-
ing when their children are 12
months old.
Among Black women, only
45 percent have reported
breastfeeding their new borns.

Walsh believes the low rates
of breast feeding occur for sev-
eral reasons including lack of
cultural and community sup-
port and education.
"One reason is that a lot
of low-income Black women
aren't receiving enough educa-
tion about feeding plans that
include breastfeeding," she
explained. "There's a kind of
assumption that a low-income
Black mom will just go to WIC
[Women, Infants and Children
program], so doctors aren't
providing them with the infor-
mation about breast feeding."
She further explained, "Also,
there are still stigmas sur-
rounding breastfeeding. So,
you may try to breastfeed your

child in public and receive dis-
approving looks from [others.]"
The lack of breast milk is a
detriment for children. Accord-
ing to the American Academy
of Pediatrics, a mother's breast
milk has been proven to pro-
vide all calories and nutrients
that infants need, assist with
the proper development of a
baby's organs; and help ward
off numerous diseases and
infections including diarrhea,
pneumonia, bronchiolitis and
ear infections.
To help educate more indi-
viduals of how to raise healthy
children and families, the Pow-
erful Women and Families pro-
gram has held a series of free
classes for mothers.

There is a difference between abuse, discipline

continued from 11B

cultures like my own. There's
a fixation with orthodoxy and
order in patriarchal cultures
like the ones that shaped my-
self and Creflo Dollar that often
breeds dogmatic thinkers.
This is fertile ground for a
parenting style that not only
embraces corporal punishment
as a necessary tool of discipline
but views it as beneficial to the
child. But there's a difference
between discipline and abuse,

and that line can get very blur-
ry when a parent believes that
their authority justifies "loving
acts of violence" against chil-
dren in their care.
Some guardians are simply
obsessed with maintaining con-
trol and do so through the use
of fear. Reynolds doesn't think
this is a bad strategy, stating,
"One of the best ways to control
our bad kids is to scare them
half to death. If your child is
convinced you are capable of
being a serial killer or your for-
mer job was torturing prisoners

at Guantanamo, they are more
likely to obey."
As a spiritual leader, Dollar is
most likely familiar with 1 John
4:18, a critical passage in Scrip-
ture that suggests that fear and
love cannot be housed together,
speaking to God's love for us
and the love that we should of-
fer in return. It states, "There is
no fear in love. But perfect love
drives out fear, because fear
has to do with punishment. The
one who fears is not made per-
fect in love."
Fear has the capacity to dis-

tort a young person's concep-
tion of love, as they begin to
see intimacy through the lens
of control and punishment.
The immediate gratification of
forcing a child or teenager to
adhere to one's rules by any
means necessary should be
juxtaposed with long-term con-
sequences brought about by a
misconception of love. How will
the threat of physical violence
inform their romantic relation-
ships in the future? It's a heavy
price for that individual to have
to pay for the rest of their lives.

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Sunday, 5 p.m., June 24 at rus, St. Mary MBC Male Chorus
Bethel Baptist Church, 6 SW of Coconut Grove and George
6th Avenue, Dania Beach, FL Dawson, plus Tommy Day of
33004. Pastor G. Pope is senior The C Lord C's of Miami. Spon-
pastor/teacher. scored by AJ Manuel Funeral
In concert, Shining Stars of Home of Hollywood, FL.
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Miami, South Florida Male Cho- at 4 p.m.

Young less religious today

continued from 11B

shows that this is not merely a
effect," it continued. "The Mil-
lennial generation is far less re-
ligious than were other preced-
ing generations when they were
the same age years ago."
The findings are part of Pew's
2012 American Values Survey,
which touches on issues in-
cluding political partisanship,
gay marriage and abortion.
Despite the findings on mil-
lennials, the survey shows that
the United States continues to
be a highly religious nation,
with most Americans identify-
ing with a particular faith.
Seventy-six percent of all re-
spondents said prayer is an im-
portant part of their lives and
agreed that "we all will be called
before god at the Judgment Day

to answer for our sins." About
80 percent said they have never
doubted the existence of God.
The report points to a grow-
ing divide between the young-
est and oldest Americans on
belief, religion and social is-
According to Jesse Galef,
communications director for
the Secular Student Alliance,
the growth in "doubting" youths
has led to a surge in secular
student groups.
"For a lot of millennial athe-
ists, they are expecting to find a
group, they are coming to cam-
pus, and if they don't find one,
they are starting one," Galef
said. "This is completely dif-
ferent than what other genera-
tions grew up with."
The Secular Student Alliance
has affiliates on 357 American
campuses, Galef said, up from
81 such affiliates in 2007.

men," with regard to low-dose
supplements and fractures,
says Timothy Wilt, the lead
author on the panel report.
"Many people take the sup-
plements, but the science was
insufficient to make recom-
mendations for everyone."
Some health experts don't
agree with the task force rec-
ommendation and say women
should weigh options with
their physicians based on
their own ethnicity, diet and
sun exposure, a major source
of vitamin D.
The studies analyzed by
the government panel have
important limitations, says
Jen Sacheck, an assistant
professor and researcher in
the antioxidants research lab-
oratory at Tufts University in:
Boston. The research largely
involved white people and no
accommodation was made for
how nutritional needs may
vary by where a person lives,
she says.
"It's a more complex picture
than they're painting," she
says. "If you live in New Eng-
land there are many months
of the year when you're not
getting adequate amounts
of vitamin D from the sun. I
check blood levels of young
and older people and find
them to be low in New Eng-
If you're Hispanic, Asian or
Black, says Sacheck, or are
lactose intolerant, you might
not get enough calcium from
dairy products. She says be-
ing overweight or obese also
can also compromise the
levels of the nutrients.

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By Sharon Jayson
Keith Liadis, 29, is an out-
doorsy, adventurous guy who
spent part of Memorial Day
weekend cliff jumping with
friends. "I'm kind of a risk-tak-
er," he says.
But this mechanical engineer
from Bedford, N.H., is also a

married father of 1-year-old
Ella, and he says being a dad
has tempered his outlook.
He did a few jumps on the
trip, he says, but "the very
first thing that popped into my
mind was 'I can't do that' on
"some of the higher-risk ones,
where you have to clear some

Fatherhood can
make men "more
mature (and)
temper some of
their risks."
Richard Settersten, Jr.

Liadis isn't alone in his
altered frame of mind. While
many studies in the past de-
cade have shown that a fa-
ther's involvement can improve
a child's well-being, newer
research finds that becoming
a father affects the men, too.
New fathers exhibit hormonal
changes and, in turn, alter

their behavior, which suggests
that having children influences
men in far-reaching ways.
"We're finding that (father-
hood) does have mental health,
well-being and actual physical
health benefits," says David
DeGarmo, a research scientist
at the non-profit Oregon Social
Learning Center in Eugene.
;% --'

DeGarmo is lead author of
an 18-month study of 230
divorced fathers of kids ages
4-11 that was published in
2010 in the American Jour-
nal of Men's Health. It found
that when a father was more
involved with his kids, "he had
better health, drank less and
Please turn to BEHAVIOR 14B

t. .

Type 1 diabetes on the

rise among U.S. youth

By Kate Linebaugh

In the first major national
analysis of diabetes trends
among American youth, re-
searchers Saturday reported
an alarming 23 percent rise in
type 1 diabetes prevalence over
an eight-year period ending in
The surprising increase,
reported at a meeting of the
American Diabetes Asso-
ciation, comes amid similar
growth of type 2 diabetes in
children. But unlike type 2,
which is linked to the high
prevalence of obesity in youth,
researchers have no explana-
tion for why the autoimmune
form of the disease is growing
at such a clip.
Funded by the Centers for
Disease Control and Preven-
tion and the National Insti-
tutes for Health, the study
used data from 20,000 chil-

NSMC awards nurse and

employee of the year



Manny Linares, CEO North Shore Medical Center, Employee
of the Year Rene Suarez, Nurse of the Year Marie Jean and
Carmen Gomez, Director of Human Resources.

Tests for diabetes involve a series of random blood tests
and/or fasting blood glucose tests.

dren and youth under 20 at
multiple hospitals and health
centers in five states.
Prevalence of type 2 diabetes
over the same period increased
21 percent, the researchers

"This is of grave concern, be-
cause these youth will live with
diabetes most of their lives and
may develop diabetes-related
Please turn to DIABETES 14B

North Shore Medical Cen-
ter is proud to announce its
2012 "Employee of the Year"
and "Nurse of the Year." Both
employees earned the award
based on their superior per-
formance and contributions to
the hospital.
"Each of our employees are
valued; however, there are cer-
tain employees that deserve

special recognition for their
dedication and commitment
to the hospital, their patients,
and their co-workers," said
Manny Linares, chief executive
officer of North Shore Medi-
cal Center. "This year, Rene
Suarez, Employee of the Year,
and Marie Jean, Nurse of the
Year, earned that recognition.
We thank them for going above

and beyond, and congratulate
them on their awards."
Rene Suarez, of the Informa-
tion Technology Department
was awarded "Employee of the
Year." Suarez began at North
Shore Medical Center in Octo-
ber 2001. He is knowledgeable
and innovative in technology,
and was a key player in the go-
live for the hospital's electronic
health record system imple-
mentation plan. Suarez has
gone above the call of duty to
ensure that the transition pro-
cess to an electronic system
was organized, and he provid-
ed an integral level of support
for hospital staff.
Marie Jean, Emergency De-
partment RN, was awarded
the "Nurse of the Year" title
for 2012. Jean has dedicated
her career to healthcare, be-
ginning as a patient care tech
and then dedicating years of
education to becoming a reg-
istered nurse. Jean is a true
team player, always support-
ing her co-workers by taking
the time to teach others. She is
compassionate to patients and
displays professional ethics
and integrity that are beyond
the call of duty.

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By Robin Erb

DETROIT Go ahead, do it:
Grab a pencil. Right now. Write
your name backward. And
upside down.
But if researchers and neu-
rologists are correct, doing
exercises like these just might
buy you a bit more time with a
healthy brain.
Some research suggests that
certain types of mental exercis-
es whether they are memory
games on your mobile device
or jotting down letters back-
ward might help our gray
matter maintain concentration,
memory and visual and spatial
skills over the years.
"There is some evidence of a
use-it-or-lose-it phenomenon,"
says Dr. Michael Maddens,
chief of medicine at Beaumont
Hospital in Royal Oak.
Makers of computer brain
games, in fact, are tapping into
a market of consumers who
have turned to home tread-
mills and gym memberships to
maintain their bodies and now
worry that aging might take its
toll on their mental muscle as
But tweaking every-day rou-
tines can help.

continued from 13B

had lower substance use."
Other recent findings have
shown that "fatherhood
prompts men to be less self-
centered, more giving and more
outward-focused. It can prompt
them to be more responsible
and become more mature, es-
pecially to temper some of their
risks," says Richard Settersten
Jr., professor of human devel-
opment and family sciences at
Oregon State University in Cor-
vallis. He says involved father-
ing promotes "more positive at-
tachments and relationships."
Psychologist David Shwalb
of Southern Utah University
in Cedar City says it's "some-
what surprising" that so little
research has focused on how
men change when they become
"I think that's because psy-
chology and child development
as fields have been so caught
up in proving the importance of
parents for children that they
skipped the issue of influences
on parents," he says.

Anthropologist Peter Gray of
the University of Nevada-Las
Vegas includes a chapter called
"Babies on His Brain" in the

continued from 13B

complications," Guiseppina
Imperatore, a medical epide-
miologist at CDC, said in a
statement. "Preliminary data
suggest that complications
may already be developing in
this generation."
The study found that chil-
dren and adolescents with di-
abetes have measurable signs
of complications including
nerve damage that could lead
to amputations. It also identi-
fied early signs of cardiovas-
cular damage raising risks for
future heart disease.
CDC estimates that there
are 18.8 million Americans
who have been diagnosed with
both types of diabetes and an-

new book he co-authored, Fa-
therhood: Evolution and Hu-
man Paternal Behavior.
"There's more interest in what
dads are doing and, in turn,
looking at documentable effects
on men's psychology and be-
havior," he says. "This effort is
also benefited by new technolo-
gies the ability to measure
testosterone in saliva opens up
new research avenues. You can
recruit more men to partici-
pate in studies on the physiol-
ogy of fatherhood if you have
measures that are less invasive
than, say, blood draws."
A study published last fall
in Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences found a
drop in levels of testosterone, a
hormone associated with mas-
culinity, when men became
first-time fathers. It followed
624 men ages 21-26 in the
Philippines for almost five years
- from their pre-child days to
post-fatherhood and is con-
sidered the first large-scale
longitudinal proof of a cause-
and-effect relationship between
fatherhood and testosterone
Co-author Lee Gettler of
Northwestern University in
Evanston, Ill., also looked at
the hormone prolactin in 289
participants; his study last
month in the American Journal
of Physical Anthropology found

other seven million undiag-
nosed, costing $116 billion in
direct medical costs. Of those,
between five percent and 10
percent are thought to have
type 1 diabetes.
Another study released Sat-
urday found most people with
type 1 don't meet treatment
targets and they are likely
to be overweight or obese as
adults. Failure to reach treat-
ment targets such as the level
of A1C blood hemoglobin lev-
els, a common measurement
of blood glucose, raises the
risk for complications.
That study analyzed data
from the T1D Exchange Clinic
Registry which collects medi-
cal information from 25,000
volunteer participants of all
ages from 67 clinics around

fathers have higher levels than
others. "There appears to be a
dramatic effect of fatherhood
on these two hormones early
on after men have children," he

A smaller study at the Univer-
sity of Zurich in Switzerland,
published earlier this year in
the journal Hormones and Be-
havior, found that after men
had children, they had lower
testosterone levels and low
scores for sensation-seeking.
Michael Simmons, 30, of
Plainsboro, N.J., says he's "def-
initely more risk-averse" since
the births of daughter Halle, 3,

the country.
Type 1 diabetes, formerly
known as juvenile diabetes,
is an autoimmune disorder
where the body loses the abil-
ity to produce insulin, the hor-
mone that controls the level of
sugar in the blood. Type 2 dia-
betes is characterized by insu-
lin resistance or the inability
to produce sufficient levels of
insulin. Type 1 diabetics are
insulin dependent while type
2 diabetics in many cases
can manage the disease with
changes to diet and exercise.
Rising at a rate of three per-
cent a year, prevalence of type
1 diabetes nearly doubles ev-
ery 20 years. "We are definitely
seeing this more in children.
Children under the age of 5
are where we are seeing the

Like brushing your teeth
with your non-dominant hand.
Or crossing your arms opposite
from the way you're used to,
says Cheryl Deep, who leads
Brain Neurobics sessions on
behalf of the Wayne State Insti-
tute of Gerontology.
At a recent session in Novi,
Deep encouraged several
dozen senior citizens to flip the
pictures in their homes upside-
down. It might baffle houseg-
uests, but the exercise crow-
bars the brain out of familiar
grooves cut deep by years of
mindless habit.
"Every time you walk past
and look, your brain has to
rotate that image," Deep says.
"Brain neurobics is about get-
ting us out of those ruts, those
pathways, and shaking things
Participants were asked to
call out the color of ink that
flashed on a screen in front
them. The challenge: The col-
ors spelled out names of other
colors. Blue ink spelled o-r-a-
n-g-e, for example.
Several in the crowd at Wal-
tonwood Senior Living hesi-
tated a few scrunching up
faces in concentration. The
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and son Jayden, 18 months.
"It all stems from a voice in
the back of my head," Simmons
says. "I'll be driving somewhere
and feeling like I have more re-
sponsibility. ... I wasn't a very
risky person at all, but now I
have that voice in my head."
Liadis says his friends from
work are planning a skydiving
trip later this summer, some-
thing he's wanted to try.
But "I'm really hesitant now,"
he says. "It's tough, because I
don't want to completely stop
doing these types of activities,
but having a daughter who
fully depends on me makes me
think twice about taking those

biggest increase," Georgeanna
Klingensmith, head of pediat-
rics at the Barbara Davis Cen-
ter for Childhood Diabetes,
said in an interview. "The day
cares and school systems need
to be prepared to deal with
The growth in type 1 stumps
researchers who haven't been
able to identify what triggers
the autoimmune response
or explain why an increasing
number of people are afflicted.
About 80 percent of type 1 dia-
betics don't have a close rela-
tive with the disease.
"We are not quite sure of all
the triggers genetic and en-
vironmental," Richard Bergen-
stal, executive director of the
International Diabetes Center,
told a news briefing.

More on our minds

today then yesterday

Stress levels increased from 1983 to

2009, new research shows

As exercise is good for the body, working out the brain is
just as important. Keeping the mind stimulated with puzzles
may help ward against memory loss in the future.

Drinks aren't

a big fat issue

By Bruce Horovitz

Sorry, Mayor Bloomberg,
but the folks at Coca-Cola say
you've got your facts fizzy.
Coca-Cola, the world's larg-
est soft-drink maker, is push-
ing back against New York City
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's pro-
vocative proposal a week ago to
limit to 16 ounces the size of
sugary drinks that are sold at
city restaurants, theaters and
street carts.
"There is no scientific evidence
that connects sugary beverages
to obesity," Katie Bayne, Coca-
Cola's president of sparkling
beverages in North America said
in an exclusive interview.
In fact, Bayne said, during the
period from 1999 through 2010,
when obesity was rising, sugar
intake from beverages was de-
creasing. During that period,
she said, sugars from soda con-
sumption fell 39 percent even
as the percentage of obese kids
jumped 13 percent and obese
adults climbed seven percent.

degree to which situations in
life are perceived as stress-
ful. Each survey respondent
answered a series of questions
designed to evaluate their
stress levels; researchers used
the scale to analyze responses
and calculate an overall score.
Higher scores indicate greater
psychological stress.
Results show increases in
stress in almost every demo-
graphic category from 1983 to
2009, ranging from 10 per-
cent-30 percent.
"Cohen is a good investiga-
tor," says psychiatrist David
Spiegel, director of the Center
on Stress and Health at Stan-
ford University School of Medi-
cine in' Stanford, Calif. "He's
using a measure of subjective
White, middle-aged men with
college degrees and full-time
jobs were the group most af-
fected by the economic down-
turn, the study found. Cohen
says that group's increase was
almost double that of any other
demographic group.
Physician Paul Rosch, presi-
dent of the non-profit American
Institute of Stress, based in
Yonkers, N.Y., says this study
is more credible than most
stress surveys because of its
scientific methodology.
And the results make sense,
experts say. When you com-
pare the early 1980s to to-
day, "economic pressures are
greater, and it's harder to turn
off information, and it's harder
to buffer ourselves from the
world," Spiegel says.




Striving for a healthy family life
can help you and your loved ones
stay physically and emotionally
The American Academy of Family
Physicians offers this advice:
As a parent, you're the best role
model for your kids. Make sure
you set a good example by eating
a healthy diet, exercising regularly
and finding balance in your life.
Get your kids involved in making
healthy changes that affect the
Make time to play with your kids
to relax, unwind, get some exercise
and have fun.
Maintain a happy, positive at-



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Mental exercises: Better brain function

By Sharon Jayson

You may have felt it, but
now a scientific analysis of
stress over time offers some
proof that there's more stress
in people's lives today than 25
years ago.
Stress increased 18 percent
for women and 24 percent
for men from 1983 to 2009,
according to researchers at
Carnegie Mellon University in
Pittsburgh, who analyzed data
from more than 6,300 people.
It's considered the first-ever
historical comparison of stress
levels across the USA.
"The data suggest there's
been an increase in stress
over that time," says psycholo-
gist and lead author Sheldon
Cohen, director of Carnegie
Mellon's Laboratory for the
Study of Stress, Immunity and
Disease. The analysis is pub-
lished online in the Journal of
Applied Social Psychology.
In research done in 1983,
2006 and 2009, those with
higher stress were women,
people with lower incomes
and those with less education.
Findings also show that as
people age, stress decreases.
"Thirty-year-olds have less
stress than 20-year-olds, and
40-year-olds have less stress
than 30-year-olds," says
Cohen, who has studied the re-
lationship between stress and
disease for 35 years.
All three surveys used the
Perceived Stress Scale (PSS),
a measure Cohen and others
created in 1983 to assess the

Fatherhood prompts responsibility, maturity

Diabetic complications may already be developing


15B THE MIAMI TIMES JUNE 20-26, 2012

Taking steps to P--

close gender gap :

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Center .. Alexander said, "so you don't
have anm-thing slip up on you
Pastor Derrick Larkin and that could have been prevent-
The New Fellowship Chris- ed."
tian Center cordially invites FACING THEIR FEAR
you to their revival 7:30 p.m. The first men's health meet-
nightly, June 25-29 at 240 ing convened in 1996 at an
Bahman Avenue, Opa-locka. Oviedo church. Thirty men at-
Evangelist for the week, tended. The next year, 250 men
Rev. Dr. M. L. Easley of attended the first official Men's
Houston, TX. REV. DR. M. L EASLEY PASTOR DERRICK F. LARKIN Health Summit. Attendance
has increased every year since.

Practice daily brain neurobics for better function

continued from 14B

first instinct is to say "orange."
In another exercise, partici-
pants had to try to name as
many red foods as possible.
Apple? Sure that's an easy
one. It took a while, but the
crowd eventually made its way
to pomegranate and pimento.
Elissa and Hal Leider chuck-
led with friends as they tested
their recall.
Hal Leider, 82, a retired car-
penter, was diagnosed with
early-stage Alzheimer's, and
he tries to challenge himself
mentally and physically -
bowling and shooting pool and
playing poker.
"I think anything we can do
might be helpful," says Elissa
Leider, 74.
The idea of mental workouts
marks a dramatic shift in how
we understand the brain these
"We want to stretch and flex
and push" the brain, says
Moriah Thomason, assistant
professor in Wayne State Uni-
versity School of Medicine's

pediatrics department.
Thomason also is a scientific
adviser to www.Lumosity.com,
one of the fastest-growing
brain game websites.
"We used to think that what
you're born with is what you
have through life. But now we
understand that the brain is
a lot more plastic and flexible
than we ever appreciated," she
Still, like the rest of your
body, aging takes its toll, she
The protective covering of
the neural cells white mat-
ter begins to shrink first.
Neural and glial cells, often
called the gray matter, begin
to shrink as well, but more
slowly. Neurotransmitters,
or chemical messengers, de-
But challenging the brain
stimulates neural pathways
- those tentacles that look
like tree branches in a clus-
ter of brain cells. It boosts the
brain's chemistry and connec-
tivity, refueling the entire en-
"Certain activities will lay

needn't take a lot of time, money or
even a crossword puzzle. Here are
some fun, quick challenges from
local brain neurobics presenter
Cheryl Deep:
Switch it up: Use your non-
dominant hand to drive your com-
puter mouse or brush your teeth.
Slip your watch on the opposite
wrist. Turn it upside down.
Refocus senses: Turn off the
TV volume and follow the action by
the visuals only, or keep the volume
on and close your eyes to imagine
what's going on.
Fine-tuning senses: As a pas-
senger in a car on a familiar route,
close your eyes and follow the route
in your mind. Open your eyes peri-
odically to see if you are right.
Turn the page: Read a book
upside down.
Trash talk: Avoid the word
"the" for a two-minute conversa-
tion challenge. Partners keep
count of each other's "the's" while
trying not to say any of their own.

more neural pathways that
can be more readily re-en-
gaged," Thomason says. "The

A few more tips for everyday
living from researchers and clini-
Grab your sneakers and a
friend: A good walk is not only
aerobic exercise, chatting with
friends discussing a recent
book, for example can stimulate
new ways of thinking.
Join the club: Visiting friends,
volunteer work and other social
connections may protect against
cognitive decline over the long run.
Get your zzzz's: Sleep
deprivation blunts memory and
executive functioning. A power nap
- no more than 20 minutes -
can help too.
Toss the tobacco, limit alco-
hol: Research has linked smoking
to a quicker loss of memory as
we age; likewise, drinks should be
limited to one a day for women
and two for men.
Play: Some research suggests
that online games involving prob-
lem-solving, speed and memory
might sharpen cognitive prowess.

hope is that there are ways
to train and strengthen these

Death Notice


In the twinkling of an eye,
Mary Frances Dixson rose
from a bed of sickness to a life
eternally on June 12, 2012.
She was a longtime resident
having lived here for over 75
Many years ago, Ms. Dixson
was a well-known cosmetolo-
gist in the area. She attended
all conferences and workshops
that provided a social and
learning atmosphere as they
pertained to her craft.
In later years, she went to
school to obtain a Nursing
Certificate as her desire to care
for others increased.
She was engaged in a circle
of friends that included most
of the well-known gentry of
her day. Waiting to join her at

the appropriate time are: two
sisters, Fannie Mae Brown
and Emma Morris; two nieces,
Altansa Brown and Gail Major-
Poole; one nephew, Graelin
Major and her long-time
caregiver and niece, Celestine
Major. Many other relatives
and friends survive her.
Private burial was held.
No, never alone.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

06/24/1974 08/23/2011

Gone but not forgotten.
From Big Al and the family.




The li1 lai-ii filIInts


Revival Center
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue

Order of Services
O rd raae r sof Sry h av ers
rPam 12pm
f Mogrrnig trolw II u m
3,n [,6 Wo,,h-p 7 l 0 p m
I lues Pi il MPr hllng 30 p rr,
f n Bible Sludy iA p ,

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

Sunday' M oon .-4o m ,
SOladevr "of er4vel o m
1 lun monq1rrre, 1ill
m ruiday ,bliiely
.ed ,,q ci n ,'r r Il0l i,
S Weid lbl, Vud d Play oI 6 p m
SThun OuireoLh M.n:rry bI ill un
I- I .'-

Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church
1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Order of Services
SMran ilh. Fr, N l Diriy Pi oer
Blbl 'i.dy. ihu,, I pm
I ^suday Wlil:h.ll i II am T
,,i.day ali 9Ii 9 a m

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

Order of Services
su i ,p II ,iaI IIa
S3U, .IT, daoy 'SJ-0li
Tu a lad p m 8,ble 'iluldy
t loma M Pri M,i .rg
Rev. Wane Thmpso

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

Order of Sei
Sunday ormnig8
SundOy Shiol I
Sundaily erbll g
lue B.li Cl 63
Slhi rfeih'Whip H


10 am

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

Order of Services
Srly woih p /am

N U rp IND 0r5 p pi
;I 14', llmna Wa o .h-p 4p-7n
M,: .. '. o d B-ble
ilF'i: l u,,day 3 p m

Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
15250 N.W. 22nd Avenue

Order of Services
S SUNAY Worh.p Serie
i olnag rlofn,
i(tiurih donl 830 N m
Feed.r.g M.im ry 12 noon
8-. Biudy Ipm
r-T-..TM W -- 7.

New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10th Avenue

Order of Services
Sorlyi, u'day Worrhp 1j30 a m
Suado-Sih S l Q 30 a r.
SSundayr lmng Woh,p II a ,
SundN u hal,,' r.rue a p i
liuday Pryar moi.nq I Dapm
IF TiWedntodaj Atle 4rudy 0 pi m

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

f Order of Services
S i(buh iurdayi hool 8 0 a m
s day WorSht p niiy ONe l 0
A d.week Ser .ie Sedn.ay .
\ 0I Po.ee u or., 0 y PiaO e
.E.ennq Worah,p 1 p m

Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court

Order of Ser
Lord ary Sundoar Shoi
Sunday Moming Worsl
Sunday Men s Bible ir
Isnd Indiln BiblehI Si

St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 3rd Avenue
Z#':ItlllliP~Tilit/m/II'] IIIPi

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.

1 (800) 254-NBBC
Fax: 305-685-0705


Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023

Order of Services
SSunday: Bible Study 9 a.m. Morning Worship 10 a.m.
Evening Worship 6p.m.
i Wednesday General Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
/t 3Television Program Sure Foundation
My33 WBFS/Comcast 3 Saturday- 7:30 a.m.
-- www.pembrokeparkchurchofchrist.com pembrokeparkcoc@bellsouth.net
Ali D nes,. rM nse

Hosanna Community
Baptist Church
2171 N.W. 56th Street

Order of Services
Surdar', hcoIl 945a0 n
Narorp IpI lm
B.b ''i; r Thurji, ;j)7 ,i -
i el jihA Mr., Lr,
Yvaon ?d f I

First Baptist Missionary
Baptist Church of Brownsville
4600 N.W. 23rd Avenue

Order of Services
9o da, 130&i1am
SSnda, ... iON 10 ri
T* rd Ppm B,b i
S y Prrm enl B I U
apk m 'urn befie
im.rFSun,7pm m
Rev. Andrew Floyd, Sr.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
j 740 N.W. 58th Street

Order of Services
Hour of Prayer 6 30 a m Early Morning Worship 7-30 a m
Sunday School 10 a.m Morning Worship II om.
Youih Ministry Sludy Wed 7 p m PrayerBible Study. Wed 7 p m.
Noonday Altar Prayer .(M-f)
Feeding the Hungry every Wednesday...... 11 a.m.1 p m
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The Celestial Federation
of Yahweh Male & Female
(Hebrew Israellites) Dan. 2:44

Ange, of Freedom
SPrson Mmnisnes

Jodonvnlle FL 3222b
i Wme for personol
appearance and Bible
Studies at your prison

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

1i Order of Services
7130 .m rtly MonmrgWornhp
II h.mng wornsip
I si &lsl3riunday irpm
Iuer lnari Bbe Sudyl Ipm
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Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Avenue
l ,l,!11I w M al l Iof m
Order of Services
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
MornIng Praise 'oship II am
F.r and Thard Sunday
evning worship a p m
Prayri M reilng & Bible Study
luuday/ I pm


Dr- Freemon T. Wyche, Sr.


Rev. Michael D. Screen



Hadley Davis -
14 at North
Shore Hospital.
Service 12:30 ,.-
p.m., Saturday
in the chapel.

Carwash, 67,
laborer, died
June 14 at North
Shore Hospital.
Service 12
p.m., Saturday
at St. Matthews
Baptist Church.

detailer, died
June 11 at
Jackson North
Medical Center.
Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday in the


OUGH, 62, do-
mestic worker,
died June 12
at Larkin Com-
munity Hospital.
Service 12:30
p.m., Saturday
in the chapel.

died June

"DWO", 44, i
Miami producer,
died June 16.
Service 12 p.m.,
Saturday at
Glendale Baptist

LS aka ESSIE HARRIS, 81, died June
15 at Larkin
Service 11a.m.,
Saturday at
Martin Memorial
AME Church.

61, teacher, i

at Jackson
Memorial i a I
Hospital .
Taught foreign
languages for .
over 25 years
at Mays Middle,
EESEBOR- Southwood Middle, Homestead
Senior, Palmetto Senior and Coral
Reef Senior. Survived by father,
Arthur Donaldson; husband,
Charlie Anderson; four children,
Charles, Tiffany, Simeon and
Amber Anderson; sister, Crystal
Jones and a host of relatives, in-
laws and church members. Service
11:30 am, Saturday at Goulds
Church of Christ, 22800 SW 112
Ave., Goulds, FL.

nauley uavis
Miami Gadens
pastor, died ..
June 8 at i
Jackson North
Hospital .
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at the
Faith Center.
;;I wL _

died June 10
at University of
Miami Hospital.
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at
New Beginnings
Baptist Church.

n urs i n g
assistant, died
June 13 at North
Shore Hospital.
Service 12 p.m.,
Saturday at
New Mt. Moriah
Missionary o
Baptist Church.

office clerk,
died June 16
at Jackson
Ho s p i t a l .
are incomplete. !


MARTHA COLLINS, 76, retired
guidance counselor, died June 17
at home. Services were held.

Pastor Emeritus
of St. Mark
Baptist died
June 15.
include his
Mary Latravia
Jackson; grandson, Tra'von Allien
Early; son, Arthur Mathis; a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins, sister-
in-laws, and brother-in-laws; a
host of loving relatives and friends;
and His Christian Fellowship
Church family. Memorial Service
6-8 p.m., Monday, June 25 at St.
Mark M. B. Church. Service 2 p.m.,
Tuesday, June 26 at New Birth
Baptist Church Cathedral of Faith.



4:30 P.M., TUESDAY

died June 15 at home. Service 10
a.m., Saturday at The Church of

56, retired
officer, died
June 17 at
Jackson North.
are incomplete.

housewife, died
June 13 at Uni-
versity of Miami
Hospital. Ser-
vice 10 a.m.,
Saturday at
Mount Calvary
Missionary Bap-
tist Church.

from Miami
Dade School
Board, died
June 16 at
home. She is
survived by
husband of 62
years; Timothy '
Smith Jr.; mom,
Eunice Wiggins; three kic
perceived her in death ar
grands and great child
11 a.m., Saturday at
United Methodist Churcl



San Jose

died June 16
at Claridge
House. She
leaves behind
her beloved
husband of 50
years, Abellard
Charles; six
children; Marie
(Poupatt), Marie (Jou Jou), Linda,
Yolanda, Scholanda and John; six
grandchildren, and a host of great
family and friends. Viewing 6 8
79, retired p.m., Friday, June 29 at San Jose
SFuneral Home, 4850 Palm Avenue,
I Hialeah, FL 33012. Service 10
a.m., Saturday, June 30 at Saint
James Catholic Church.

ds; one son
nd a host of
en. Service

ER, 77,

died June 12
at Memorial
include: Verdell
Tolbert, Sylvia
W. Boks,
Sylvester Walker, Jr., Vera Walker,
and Charlotte Walker. Viewing 5-8
p.m., Friday at New Eason Temple,
1811 NW Washington Ave., Opa
Locka, FL 33054. Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at New Eason Temple.

AJ Manuel
BARNUM died June 13.
Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday at Mt. .
Zion A.M.E.

52, Humana
consultant, died
June 16 at UM
Ho s p i t a I .
include: mother,

children, Bruvan
Johnson, Taferria Johnson;
grandchild, Ramoni Feacher;
brother, Darryle Johnson, Benjamin
Johnson and Devan Norris; host of
nieces, nephews, friends and co-
workers. Service 11 a.m., Saturday
at Mt. Hermon A.M.E. Church.


owner, died
June 10 at North
Shore Medical
Survivors -
in c I u d e:
daughter, Linda
Bain; grandson, -
Cleveland Jr., Kevin and Jeffrey
Bain. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at
Bible Baptist Church.

Hall Ferguson H
D, 51, executive
director, died
June 15.
Service 11
a.m., Thursday
at New Shiloh
Baptist Church.

Park, FL.

Wright and Young
service rep.,'
died June 16 at
home. Service
11 a.m., Friday
at New Vision
For Christ.

MARY MILTON, 68, retired

unit secretary
of Jackson
Hospital ,
died June 18
at Memorial
Ho s p i t a l

p, ~

Service 6-8 p.m, Friday, June 22.
Funeral 1 p.m., Saturday. Both
services held at New Jerusalem
Primitive Baptist Church, 777 NW
85th Street, Miami, FL 33150.


69, retired,
died June 9 in
Baxley Georgia.
Iewitt Services were
held June 16
MES, Ed. in Georgia.
Burial 11 a.m.,
Saturday at
Me m o r i a I
Cemetery. Repast immediately
following. 7633 NW 14 Place,
i-M ,mi FL 33147

Carey Royal Ram'n
June 14 at home. Service in
Teaneck, New Jersey.

ABDUL RAZIK, 60, died,
June 14 at Westchester Hospital.
Service in Brooklyn, New York.

died June 17 at Cleveland Clinic
Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday
in the chapel.

student, died June 1.
were held.

agent, died June 7. Private
with family and friends.

51, handyman, died Juni
vate service with family an

ic engineer, died June 14
service with family and frii

Florida Cremation
74, retired,
died June 16 at
home. Service 1
p.m., Saturday
at Pentecostal
Church of God,
2295 NW 59
street, Miami,

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


would like to take this time to
express our sincere apprecia-
tion to all who supported us
during this difficult time.
Your cards, calls, visits and
prayers have meant the world
to us and we will forever be
The Family

Card of Thanks

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

0 0 ' ., ,'. '

As Pastor of the Temple
of Prayer and Deliverance
Church, you dedicated your
life to spreading the word of
God and leaving an indelible
mark in the hearts of all.
Your contributions, com-
passion and unwavering faith
will forever be missed.
In loving memory of Linda
Darden Bellamy (Baxter),
Elaine Simmons, Marshall
Darden (Susie), Stewart
Darden, Bernard Darden, and
William Andrew Darden.
Forever remembered. Eter-
nally loved.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

11/13/1923 06/06/2012

would like to extend our heart
felt thanks to every one. Your
calls, prayers, visits, cards,
plants, monetary gifts and
covered dishes were deeply

A very special thanks to
Reverend Henry Peoples and
members at Bible Baptist
)OD, 21, Church, the Reverend Ralph
Services Rogers at Bethany Baptist
Church, Soul Harvest C.P.
Ministries, Reverend Larry
76, cargo Robbins, Dr. Dwyer and staff,
:e service Charlie Collins, Nurse Martin
at Vitas team 137, relatives
and friends at Mt. Moriah and
-BACOT, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
e 11. Pri- and finally, Royal funeral ser-
id friends. vices for taking good care of
my mother and the immediate
mechan- family.
4. Private May God bless each of you,
ends. Marie Davis and family.

acln.wledges the sincere ex-
pressions of sympathy and
acts of kindness by friends
and loved ones during their
period of bereavement
Thanks to staff of Royal
Funeral Home, the rever-
end Gary Hoffenden, Grace
Church of First Born.
Special thanks to Behavior-
al Health department of Me-
morial Regional and Aventura
Hospital for their thoughtful-
ness and generosity.
The family wishes to ex-
press our gratitude for the
support we have received.
The Thomas family.

In Memoriam

06/19/1919- 12/19/2009

In our hearts forever.
Your son, Geno Robinson
and family.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of our
husband and father,

12/04/1933 06/21/2011

We think of you in silence
and often call your name,
Now all we have are memo-
ries and pictures in a frame.
Our hearts still ache in sad-
ness and many tears still flow,
What it meant to lose you
no one will ever know.
God has you in His keeping
and we will always have you
in our hearts.
Bertha S.-Lankford, Archie
and Keith Lankford, Patricia
Vega and Maurice McClover.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

Death Notice

4 of Douglasville, Ga. died
June 16th. Viewing 5 p.m. to
8 p.m. at New Birth. Service
11 a.m., Saturday, June 23rd
at New Birth Baptist Church
Cathedral of Faith Intl.

aka "JET"
02/16/1961 06/10/1991

We love you and miss you.
Your children, parents, Wal-
ter and Victoria; sister Angela;
and brother, Christopher.

Obituaries are due by
4:30 p.m., Tuesday
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.:- o" -


Black film stars and producers

bring Hollywood to the Beach

Elijah Wells poses with actresses on the set of Misunderstood a
film directed by Steve Drayton.

Elijah Wells says,

'Watch out Spike Lee'

only 14-years-old

By Latoya Burgess

Elijah Wells may be one of the
youngest participants to ever submit
his work to the American Black Film
Festival [ABFF], but thel4-year-old
has big dreams of competing with
the top filmmakers in the world.
Wells is the writer, director and

producer of a short film called The
Gift and is a finalist for the short
film category. The winner will be
announced on Sunday, June 24th.
"I inspired myself to make this film,"
he said. "I looked at my life and I
just wrote it. When I had my first
camera I used to take a lot of pic-
tures and I attended a dance camp
and acting classes I discovered I
had many talents."
Wells said he only had about two
weeks to rally together a team of
actors mostly made up of his
Please turn to WELLS 7C

Black movie
stars converge
on the Beach
By D. Kevin McNeir

When Jeff Friday first
founded the American
Black Film Festival [ABFF]
in 1997, his purpose was to
give Blacks in the enter-
tainment industry greater
exposure, recognition and
opportunities in one of this
country's most lucrative
businesses filmmak-
ing. Its core mission is to
"promote cultural diversity
within the motion picture
The Festival marks its
16th year this Wednesday,
June 20 in Miami Beach
with one of the most talked
about films coming out
of both Sundance and
the Cannes Film Festival,
"Beasts of the Southern
Wild and closes on Satur-
day, June 23 with "Raising
Izzie, winner of the 2011
Faith and Family screen-

play competition.
In between, there will be
a Black Hollywood party,
workshops on the future of
Black entertainment and
the barriers and biases
that Black women continue



to face in the industry,
master classes, special
contests, the always-an-
ticipated HBO Short Film
Competition and plenty of
red carpet affairs.
Speaking of the red
carpet, those who have
checked out the Festi-
val in recent years may
remember seeing some
of their favorite actors

and directors, including:
Robert Townsend, Keenan
Ivory Wayans, Lans Alonzo,
Spike Lee, Vanessa Wil-
liams, Taraji Henson and
Regina Hall. Many of them
will be back this year,




along with an ever-growing
cast of talented Black ac-
tors, producers, directors
and cinematographers.
Tracee Ellis Ross will serve
as this year's festival am-
One of the highlights
during the four-day event

will be an evening conver-
sation [on Friday] with Will
Packer, director of "Think
Like a Man." The movie
raked in $33.6 million
during its April premier
and is now close to eclips-



ing a record-breaking
$100 million domestically.
Packer will be joined by
his business partner, Rob
Hardy, and director Tim
Story, along with several
members from the film's
stellar cast that will share
behind-the-scenes stories
about how the film came
together from marketing
Please turn to ABFF 7C

Planting seeds of Black survival

By Michael Tortorello

Enslaved Africans did not
win their freedom in order
to starve. Kathe Hambrick-
Jackson knew that much
from her work as the founder
and executive director of the
River Road African American
Museum here in this town,
60-odd miles up the Missis-
sippi from New Orleans.
But Hambrick-Jackson, 54,
likes to recall what happened
when she asked a group of
second graders, "If you were
going to free yourself and
leave this plantation tonight,
what would you bring with
you to eat?"
"One of them said, 'a bag
of potato chips,'" Hambrick-

Jackson said. "And I said:
'No, this was the year 1810.
They weren't invented yet.'
Then they started to say
hamburgers and hot dogs. I
said no, no, no."
The answer ultimately took
the form of 10 raised beds in
a community plot that she
calls the Freedom Garden.
Here, the museum raises
plants that would have been
familiar to slaves from both
Africa and the New World.
On a recent afternoon,
Hambrick-Jackson was
hanging cards describing the
garden's specimens, with the
help of two children.
Hambrick-Jackson's broth-
er, who runs a mortuary
across the river, told her she



Kathe Hambrick-Jackson, of the River Road African American Museum in Louisia
raises foods that would have been familiar to slaves, like okra and pears.

was "junking up the garden"
with these signs. What kind
of kid wants to read about Af-
S rican botany? But Hambrick-
Jackson figures "there are 50
kids in a one-block radius"
who use the garden as a
S shortcut. Hang the labels at
eye level and they'll learn by
"Where's my nail crew?"
she asked, standing next
to a muscadine grapevine
sprawled over a wooden
fence. Like blackberries, she
said, these fruits would have
been easy forage for freedom
seekers in the backwoods.
Other plants in the garden,
like cowpeas, okra and rice,
ina, Please turn to GARDEN 6C



2C THE MIAMI TIMES, JUNE 20-26, 2012

The second week in June
was the busiest for Dr. anid
C. Pinkney with HH Trust
meetings and other community
events including the
dedication of the auditorium
at South Miami Middle in her
honor. The program included
Francisco Williams, Margate
Campmany, Cheryl Goodman
and Nancy Handlier;
selections from Guys &
Dolls, directed by Dr. Alan
Denning; Hungarian Dance
#1 string orchestra directed
by David Riker; a scene from,
The Pajama Game directed by
Madelln Marchant; closing
out with 6' & 7h" graders.
Supporting Dr. Pinkney
were Katie Williams, Dr.
Cynthia Clark, William "Bill"
Clark, Ken Curtis, Michelle
Barthell, Zadie Brown, Shana
Withers and Dory Mingo.
Committee, HHHT, Lemon
City Committee took time to

honor dependable
men at the Tree
of Knowledge. Showing up for
the entertainment and feast
were: Henry Newbold, Daann
Foza, Dr. Errol Harvey, Rev.
Jesse Martin, Marie Martin
SRobert Forbes, Frank
Pinkney, Samuel Latimore,
Andrew K. Brown, Charles
Colebrook, Mack McGraw,
John Williams, Roosevelt
Randolph, Lorell Wells,
Leome S. Culmer, Georgiana
Bethel, Elsaida Anders,
Dorothy Grahan, Maud P.
Newbold, Ernestine Walker,
Gloria J. Green, Dianne
Rolle, Mary Bannerman, and
Ernestine Bain.
Dr. Pinkney collaborated
with the committee to discuss
Bahamian legacies with
historians who settled in Key
West and Coconut Grove.
The national sorority of
Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Alpha
Delta Chapter provided the

community with an
Awards Luncheon,
last Saturday at the
Hallandale Buffertt
In attendance
were: Mary Allen,
Deloris Hills,
Vernon Kineard,
Mary Jackson,
and Carolyn Clark. NEWI
Sponsors: Dr. Richard
J. Strachan, Dr. Edith Banl,
Mary L. Dunn, Leanne
Smith, Mary Severence,
Carolyn White, Corliss
Sellers, Cora Johnson,
Barbara Fitzpatrick, Wallace
Aristide, William Aristide,
Gibson Aristide, Helen Reed,
Clini Lily and Solomon
Homidas were recognized.
Additionally, Dr. Lillian
Cooper, COPE North
principal, presented the
Della Oliver Scholarship to
Vernon Kineard, Jr.; National
Scholarship to Alana J.
Smith, Joston S. Honore and
Brandon Miller; book award
to Kineard.; special award to
Kineard and Alexis Levros
presented by Eve Betterson;
and a special award to
Dr. Richard J. Strachan

for providing fried chicken and
scholarships over Johnnie cake. Steve
the years to the Gallon stopped in
sorority. I from his out-of-
South Beach state superintendent
has its hanging position to
out places where mingle with his
VIPs gather for a Northwestern Bulls
change of scenery, retirees.
while Miami ICHARDSON Congratulations go

has Jackson
Soul Food, Bahamian
Connection, Conch Town
and Michael's Diner, a spot
where former coaches hang
out on Wednesdays to match
wits with persons who know
all of the answers. Regular
customers that frequent the
diner are: Bishop Walter H.
Richardson, Dr. Walter T.
Richardson, Rev. Alfred K.
Richardson, Oliver Gross, Sr.,
Oliver Gross, Jr. and Janis A.
Gross. You will find them in
the heat of many arguments,
such as David Williams,
Richard Smith, William
Evans, Jerome Simpkins,
William "Bill" Snell, Johnny
Davis, Mack Carter and
Daryl Dennis. Their favorite
is boiled fish and grits, along
with chicken souse, shrimp,

out to Torian Cox,
basileus, for his technological
way of reminding Omega Psi
Phi Brothers of fraternity
meeting. Fellowship time after
meeting included watching the
championship fight between
Pacqulao and Bradley. Also,
invited were Lamplighters
Dante Francis, Sean Watts,
Clifford Miller, Clifton Miller,
Dean Merisier, Anthony
Boatwright, Dishon Gardner,
Keyshon Gardner, DeAundre
Gatlin, Cyrus Clark, Dennis
Law, Gerald Grant, James
Ingram, James Dukes, R.T.
Fisher, and Brother James
English. Cox relinquished
the chair and turned the
committee reports over to Dr.
Thomas Snowden. Reporting
brothers were C. Handfield, H.
Dorsett II, A. Britt, K Blair, S.

Allen, B. Smith, K. Hudson,
D. Love, K. Mahmood, L.
Handfield, S. Thompson and
the scholarship committee
consisting of S. Allen, A.
Coakley, A. Salahud-Din, J.
Williams Courtney. Officer
Tim Bleacher was saluted for
being promoted to sergeant.
Rev. Fred Cromity made an
appeal to the brothers to assist
in the clothing drive at his
More than 161people
attended the Broward County
Business & Professional
Women's Network Eighth
Annual Luncheon sponsored by
Marie Castillo, Juanita Miller
and Ann McPhee Moorman
at the Davie Signature Grand.
President Moorman presented
awards to the following:
Johnnie M. Perry, Sojourner
Truth Award; Donna C.
Henry, Education; Shirlyon
McWhorter, Professionalism;
Shantelle Moxie, Business;
Gloria Jackson-Richardson,
Religion; Nykeah L. Cohen,
Law; and Lauren Monique
Smith, scholarship recipient
from Monsignor Pace High

On Sunday June 24th
at 10 a.m., The Historic
St.Agnes' Episcopal
Church will observe our
28"h Men and Boys Day.
The speaker for this event
will be Rev. Vincent
Brown (First Missionary
Church), Brunswick,
Georgia. The honoree will
be our own beloved rector,
The Rev. Canon Richard
L. Marquess-Barry. The
chairman for this event is
Harold Meadows and the
co-chairman is Lemuel
Sympathy to Kathy
Day Thurston and her
daughter in the loss of their
husband and father, David
Thurston who died on
June 5th. Also, sympathy
to his mother Juanita,
his sisters, mother-in-law
Martha Clayton Day and
to all of the family.
Get well wishes and
prayers go out to all of
our sick and shut-ins in
the community: Elouise
Bain Farrington, Thomas
Nottage, Peggy Gabriel
Greene, Frankie Rolle,
Shane Hepburn, Edythe
Jenkins Coverson, Inez
McKinney Johnson, Gloria
Bannister, Marvin Ellis,
Charles Mobley, Mary

Albury Farrell, 'I
Grace Heastie-
Patterson, Jacqueline
Finley Livingston,
Princess Lamb, Kim
Cooper, and Wilhelmina
Stirrup Welch.
Naomi Allen Adams
returned home from
Tuskegee. Alabama and
is visiting her son and his
family, Dr. and Mrs. Nelson
L. Adams.
The Heastie, Tynes and
Hanna families will hold
their annual reunion in
Nassau where they will
occupy the Atlantis Hotel
on Paradise Island. Ingrid
Stewart is president. The
reunion will start with a
bang on August 2nd and
end on August 10th.
The new apartment
building located on NW 54th
Street and 14th Avenue
is named the Barbara
Carey Shuler Manor and I
understand it houses our
senior citizens.
Boys and girls and young
adults, please stay in school
until you graduate. Keep in
mind, "If my classmates are
graduating I am going to do
In the 30s, 40s, 50s and
60s, many people finished
high school. Say to yourself,

"I am not going to let anyone
or anything stand in my
way." Stay in school for
your own well-being. Face
the future with courage,
chase your dreams and
set no limits because your
future begins today. Make a
Last Sunday, the three
daughters of Jeffrey and
Dr. Dominique Charlot
Swilley were confirmed at
the National Cathedral in
Washington, D.C. Attending
the confirmation were
Leona J. Swilley, Leah
Swilley Watts and Sean
Watts. The three young
ladies confirmed were
Gabrielle Christine, Arielle
Marie and Cassandra
Charlot Swilley.
Happy wedding
anniversary to John
and Betty Dean-Gibson
who celebrated their 581'
anniversary on June 13th.
Booker T. Washington
and Dorsey High School
alumni classes of 1952
came together and
celebrated their 60th
class reunions last week.
They enjoyed a luncheon,
attended the Adrian Arsht
Center and many other
attractions during their
week of fun and frolic. The
president of the BTW class
is Anna-Knowles Portier
and George Heastie is
president of the Dorsey
Senior High class.

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songs. He's been touring the
U.S. recently with James In-
gram, Howard Hewitt, Jeffrey
Osborne and Peabo Bryson.
Talk about a team of love song
singing masters.
"The old fans that come out
and the new fans that have
come on board just prove that
people are hungry get what
they know and love," he said.
"But the industry has changed
a lot since I first began record-
ing. Radio stations are being
eliminated that showcase real
music and you have people
who decide what will or will
not be promoted. Even artists
like Mary J Blige are feeling
it her last CD is incredible
but it's not getting the play it
deserves. Luther Vandross
once told me to 'always be who
I am.' I can't do songs without
melody, a bridge or a message."
Jackson has had his strug-
gles with former manage-
ment and recording compa-
nies which explains the gaps
between his recordings and
tours. But he has remained
committed to the music with
which he first fell in love.
"People want to hold hands
and listen to each other's heart
and experience the romance of
music," he said. "I intend to be
true to my dying self. After all,

if it's not broke why fix it?"
Event sponsors for the Fes-
tival include- Miami CRA,
the City of Miami, the Knight
Foundation, HOT 105 and NBC

Miami. And of course, The Mi-
ami Times will be in the house
as one of the media sponsors.
Got to www.overtownfestival.
com for more information.

More info at arshtcenter.orggospetalent or 786.468.2450

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Let your shoes be the judge

By Candace Bagwell

A new study reveals that
shoes can be used to judge a
stranger's personality with 90
percent accuracy.
Researchers at the Universi-
ty of Kansas found that shoes
can convey detailed informa-
tion into a person's personality
such as gender, income, age,
political affiliation and emo-
tional stability.
Study authors explained
that shoes can provide non-
verbal cues into their wearer's
personality through symbolic
Student researchers judged
208 photographs of partici-
pants' shoes based on style.
cost, color and condition. Par-
ticipants were asked to wear
their most commonly worn
pair and complete a personal-
ity survey.

The initial study's find-
ings were predictable. Results
showed that people who wore
more expensive shoes had a
higher income. Participants
who wore shoes with flashier
detailing were classified as ex-
When it came to specific per-
sonality traits, the study found
that people who wore more
practical and functional shoes
were more likely to have an
"agreeable" personality. Partic-
ipants who wore uncomfortable
shoes were described to have
"calm" personalities.
"Shoes have great variety of
styles, brands, looks, and
functions. Because of this
variety, shoes can carry
individual difference in-
formation, but do they? We
suggest that the answer is
yes." study authors reported.
Researchers also found that

people who have several pairs
of shoes or are conscientious
about taking care of their
shoes may suffer from "attach-
ment anxiety."
In regards to politics, liberals
were categorized as wearing
"shabby and less expensive"
shoes. Study authors believe
that some people
can also mask
their person-
ality behind
their shoe

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten or VPK gives children a jump
start by preparing them for school and enhancing their
pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills.

Developing these skills will help children become strong
readers and students at an early age and are more likely to
succeed in school.

Don't miss out!

Spaces are available!

Give your child a good

start through VPK!

For more information, call Miami-Dade
SCounty's Child Care Resource and Referral
at 305-373-3521 or visit www.vpkhelp.org

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Florida's FREE VPK program.



Men's pants roll off the cuff

By Elizabeth Lppman

Judging by the number of
bared ankles appearing on the
streets this summer, the rolled
cuff look of 2009 appears to
have become the rolled cuff
epidemic of 2010. Legions of
young men, including ones
who are not bicycle mes-
sengers, are rolling up their
pants legs to such high-water
lengths that one is tempted
to inquire where exactly the
auditions for the Huckleberry
Finn revival are being held. A
style born on the shores of the
Mississippi has been reinvent-
ed for the streets of Bushwick.
"It's almost like a masculine
shabby chic," said Tom Ju-
lian, a fashion consultant and
the author of two men's style
books with Nordstrom.
Every five years or so, the
fashionable male discovers
some styling trick to make the
same old thing wearable in a
dandy new way the deep
jeans cuff, the double-flipped
shirt-sleeve cuff and the
next thing you know, men are
trying it in Midtown.
The newest look, a lightly
pinched cuff that should fall
about an inch or two above
the ankle, is likely a result of
two factors. First, the skin-
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popularized by Thorn Browne
has, by now, become as ac-
ceptable to the mainstream as
flat-front khakis. And second,
the glorified boat shoes and
retro canvas sneakers on
the market seem to cry out
to be worn with pants that
will show them off. (A third,
less likely factor might be the
"As cropped pants have
become such a style, this is an

easy way to get around short-
ening your pants by three
inches," said Josh Peskowitz,
the style editor of Esquire.
cor, who had rolled up his
pants that very morning. "It's
Getting the roll right is
harder than it looks, and the
experts differ on technique.
Mr. Julian suggests rolling
one inch of cuff three times for
cotton canvas trousers, and a


single two-inch cuff for dark
For slightly looser pants,
like chinos, Peskowitz advises
creating a peg by pinching
the fabric slightly at the front
during the rolling process.
Starting from the bottom, you
flip once, making as small a
fold as possible, then twist
the front of the pants leg by
about an inch, then roll twice
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Hip-hop rivals Chris Brown and Drake turned a New York City nightclub into a
war zone that sent four innocent bystanders to the hospital early last Thursday
when they started a brutal brawl over the pop music diva Rihanna.
Chris Brown's lawyer has given detectives 'physical evidence' allegedly prov-
ing Drake
was involved in the bar brawl over Rihanna after his hip-hop rival claimed he
was outside the club at the time. Brown says he was victim of brutal attack and
is cooperating with the police.
It is also said that Brown is being treated as a 'witness and victim' rather than
a suspect in the melee which turned a New York City nightclub Into a war zone,
sending four innocent bystanders to hospital.

Actor Giancarlo Esposito was stopped and frisked by New York police while
walking out of a theater where he was rehearsing a play. After several frantic
minutes with him and officers screaming, and their guns drawn they realized
they had the wrong guy. Their suspect had a hoodie, and Esposito was wearing
a suit. When it was over, one of the officers recognized him, from his recent turn
on ABC's "Once Upon a Time." Esposito has a lengthy filmography under his
belt, but he's most known for his appearances in Spike Lee films such as School
Daze and Do the Right Thing and most recently as Gus on the acclaimed series
Breaking Bad.

Sherri Shepherd is outraged over a tweet she recently received, and plans on
pressing charges. The View co-host was harassed by a Twitter user who said,
"somebody should drag you into a back alley and rape you."
Shepherd immediately fired back at the user who goes by the name "Da-
CloneKiller," saying "who do I report this tweet to? This is a threat & I'm ,
"I am going 2 file a police report 4U threatening me," she wrote. "And so help
me God, when I find out where U live, charges will follow." She later tweeted
that she filed a police report for online harassment and would be pursuing the
matter legally. Upon returning from the police station, she tweeted that the po-
lice said Twitter would have to be subpoenaed for the release of DaCloneKiller's

Plants were instrumental in Black history of survival and independence

the country. These foods have
been staples in many Black
kitchens for centuries. But an
heirloom seed can be a com-
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became seed stock for enslaved enough to find white colonial sister Malva at
Africans to grow on the planta- re-enactors, in bonnets and
tion. breeches, picking a tidy row of their family's
In a sense, the Freedom Gar- carrots. But it's a loaded act for farm in
den may sound like thousands the Black culinary historian Colfax, La.
of other Black gardens across and heirloom gardener Michael
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W. Twitty to don a period cos-
tume, as he will this weekend
as part of a Juneteenth dem-
onstration at Natchez National
Historical Park, in Mississippi.
In a similar spirit of historical
restoration, Twitty, 35, compiled
the African American Heritage
Collection of heirloom seeds for
the D. Landreth Seed Company.
Among the 30-odd plants are
the long-handled dipper gourd,
the white cushaw and the West
India burr gherkin. What his-

torical gardeners like Twitty
and Hambrick-Jackson hope
to demonstrate is how these
plants were instrumental in
Black survival and indepen-
"All these heirlooms have
their own story," Twitty said,
and that history is often spe-
cific to a region and a culture.
Take the fish pepper, a Heritage
Collection seed from the Chesa-
peake Bay region, where Twitty


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The Hadley Park
Homeowners Association
invites the community to
their monthly meeting on
Tuesday, June 26th at 6:30
p.m. at the Carrie P. Meek Arts
Center, 1350 Northwest 50th
Street in Miami, where they
will be updated on current
affairs in our community. For
information, please contact
Dr.Robert Malone at 786-512-

The Miami Chapter of
Top Ladies of Distinction,
Inc. and Top Teens of
America's upcoming
Scholarship Extravaganza will
be held on June 30th at Jungle
Island 9:30a.m. For tickets,
call Lady Mary L. Walton at 305

WIN (Women in
NAACP) will host their annual
luncheon showcasing the 2012
ACTSO (Academic, Cultural,
Technological and Scientific
Olympic) winners on Saturday,
June 23rd at 1p.m. at First
Baptist Church of Bunche
Park. 15700 N.W. 22nd Ave.
in Miami Gardens. For tickets
and information, please call
Doris Harden 305-681-0457 or
Robbie Hall 305-836-6682.

The Ansha Group and
DMja vu Theatre Production
is hosting the original play,
"Divided We Fall," an adaption
of the West Side Story, on
July 21st at 4 p.m. at the
African-American Research
Library at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd
in Ft. Lauderdale. RSVPs are
required. For information,
ca11954-557-7491 or 954-478-

information, please call John L.
Cheever at 305-693-1513.

* The Opa-Locka
Panthers spring cheerleader
camp at Ingraham Park, at
2100 Burlington Street, begins
May 22 June 7th, 6 8 p.m.
For more information contact
coach Keisha at 305-318-3876
or Mashanda at 305-318-2213.

Miami Rescue Mission
is hosting their fourth annual
Alumni Picnic at Crandon Park
Beach, 6747 Crandon Blvd in
Key Biscayne, on June 16th, 8
a.m. 4 p.m.

Youth Education and
Athletic Program (YEAP)
Summer camp June 11th -
August 10th, Monday-Friday,7
a.m. 6 p.m. For more
information call 305-454-9546.

Merry Poppins Daycare/
Kindergarten will have open
enrollment for VPK class now
and summer camp June 11th-
August 17th. For information
call Ruby White or Lakeysha
Anderson at 305-693-1008.

Urban Partnership Drug
Free Community Coalition
monthly meeting will be held
on Thursday, June 21st at
the Jessie Trice Family Health
Center, 5607 N.W. 27th Ave.
from 10 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

Miami Central High
School Class of 1992 is
celebrating their 20-year
reunion June 22nd June
24th. For information contact
786-258-3450 or email

376-0656 or Rosylen Sutton-
Cox at 786-390-7478.

Booker T. Washington's
1962 Alumni Class is planning
their 50th reunion June 24th-
July 1st. All are invited to
upcoming meetings held every
month at the African Heritage
Cultural Center, 6161 NW 22
Ave. For more information,
contact Helen Tharpes
Bonaparte 305-691-1333 or
Lonzie Nichols 305-835-6588.

Miami Alumni Chapter
Tennessee State University
will hold its monthly meeting
at 6:30 p. m. on Friday, June
29th at the Omega Activity
Center 15600 N.W.42nd Ave. A
free fish fry will be a part of the
meeting and all TSU graduates
and friends are invited. For
information contact Charles C.
Stafford at 305-624-3663.

Northwestern Alumni
Scholarship Fund-Raiser
presents live entertainment
at Happy Hour, 6 9 p.m. at
Legends Cafe 2029 Harrison
in Hollywood every first Friday
of the month beginning June
1st. For information contact
John "Rick" Ziegler at 305-332-

Miami Northwestern
Senior High Class of 1973
will meet the 3rd Sunday of
each month. We are planning
our 40th reunion in 2013. For
more information, contact
Gloria 305-635-3015 or Louise

SThe Miami Northwestern
Class of 1967 meets on the
2nd Wednesday of the month
at 7 p.m. at the home of Queen
Hall 870 NW 168th Drive. We
are planning our 45th reunion.
Call Elaine at 786 227-7397 or

W Miami Northwestern

* The National Coalition
of 100 Black Women -
Greater Miami Chapter is
accepting applications for
girls ages 12-18 to participate
in Just Us Girls Mentoring
Program. Monthly sessions will
be held every 3rd Saturday
at the Carrie Meek Center at
Hadley Park. Call 800-658-
1292 for information.

The Miami-Dade
Democratic Party will be
hosting an Independence
Day Celebration and Voter
Registration Drive on
Wednesday, July 4th 11a.m.
- 3p.m., at Legion Memorial
Park, 6447 NE 7th Ave.
Admission is free and open
to all. For more information,
contact (305) 477-4994.

The Oldtimers of Miami
are sponsoring their Annual
Fun Trip to historic Savannah,
Georgia July 16- 20. For more
information call John Williams,
305-626-7500 or 786-423-

American Senior High
Alumni Association is
hosting a masquerade ball, "An
Evening of Fun and Fantasy"
on July 27th at the Hillcrest
Country Club. For information
call 305-458-4436.

New Beginning Baptist
Church of Deliverance of All
Nations invites you to weight
loss classes the 1st and 3rd
Saturday of every month. Call
Sister McDonald at 786-499-

Range Park is offering
free self-defense/karate
classes for children and adults
each Monday and Wednesday
from 6 8 p.m. The location
is 525 N.W. 62nd Street. For
more information call 305-757-
7961 or contact Clayton Powell
at 786-306-6442.

Miami Northwestern Class of "72" presents an Booker T. Washington
Alumni Classes are hosting "Old School Dance" on June Class of 1967 meets the 3rd N Chai Community
their annual Blue and Gold 22nd, 8 p.m. -1 a.m. at the Saturday of each month at Services food program is
Dance at the Hialeah Race Sheraton Ft. Lauderdale the African Heritage Cultural taking applications from low-
Track, 2200 E. 4th Avenue in Airport Hotel-1825 Griffin Rd, Arts Center. For information income families and veterans.
Hialeah on July 7th, 8 p.m. 2 Dania. For more information contact Lucius King at 305- All services are free. For
a.m. For tickets and additional contact Don Williams at 954- 333-7128. applications call 305-830-1869.

* Dads for Justice,
a program under Chai
Community Services, assists
non-custodial parents through
Miami-Dade State Attorney's
Office with child support
modifications and visitation
rights. For information call

Jewels Baton Twirling
Academy is now accepting
registration for the 2012
season. Open to those who
attend any elementary
schools within the 33147,
33142, 33150 zip codes
and actively attend church.
Contact Elder Tanya Jackson
at 786-357-4939 to sign up.

Resources for Veterans
Sacred Trust offers
affordable and supporting
housing assistance, family
resiliency training and other
resources for low-income
veteran families facing
homelessness or challenges
maintaining housing stability
in Broward and Dade counties.
Call 855-778-3411 or visit
www.411Veterans.com for
more information.

I Solid Rock Enterprise,
Inc. Restorative Justice
Academy offers free
consultation if your child is
experiencing problems with
bullies, fighting, disruptive
school behaviors sibling
conflicts and/or poor academic
performance. For information
call 786-488-4792 or visit

Miami-Dade County
Community Action &
Human Services Head
Start/Early Head Start
Open Enrollment Campaign
for free comprehensive
child care is underway for
pregnant women and children
ages 2 months to 5 years of
age residing in Miami-Dade
County. Applications and a
list of Head Start Centers are
available at www.miamidade.
gov/cahs or call 786 469-

S.A.V. (Survivors

Against Violence) is a Bible-
based program for young
people and meets at Betty
T. Ferguson Center in Miami
Gardens each week. For info
call Minister Eric Robinson
at 954-548-4323 or www.

in Miami Gardens offers
free tutoring with trained
teachers. For information call

Looking for all former
Montanari employees to
get reacquainted. Meetings
are held on the last Saturday
of each month at 9 a.m. For
information contact Loletta
Forbes at 786-593-9687 or
Elijah Lewis at 305-469-7735.

Miami Jackson and
Miami Northwestern
Alumni Associations are
calling all former basketball
players and cheerleaders for
the upcoming 2012 Alumni
Charity Basketball game.
Generals call 786-419-5805,
Bulls call 786-873-5992, for

Miami Jackson Senior
High class of 92 is currently
planning a 20th year reunion.
Call committee president
Herbert Roach at hollywud3@

The 5000 Role Models
of Excellence Project will
be celebrating 20 years of
mentorship at their 2013
5000 Role Models Reunion.
All role models members,
mentors and students
are urged to contact the
Role Models's office by
e-mail: 5000RoleModels@
dadeschools.netor or call
305-995-2451ext. 2.

The Expert Resource
Community Center (HUD
approved Counseling
Agency) located at 610 NW
183 Street, Suite 202, Miami
Gardens, every Wednesday
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Big plans in place to help students graduate

Local leaders help

increase parental

A local non-profit held a
summit at Miami-Dade Col-
lege last week where dozens
of school board officials, com-
munity residents and academic
organizations discussed ideas
and initiatives about improv-
ing south Florida's school sys-
tem. Catalyst Miami, formerly
called Human Services Coali-
tion (HSC), hosts several sea-
sonal symposiums throughout
the year where profession-
als come together and dis-
cuss various topics such as
health, financial prosperity
and civic engagement through
its program Imagine Miami.
This summer, the summit -
Imagine an Educated Miami
- focused on adult education,
parent-to-student involvement
and decreasing the high school
dropout rate.
"Catalyst Miami does special
networking with a twist; we
call it civic networking," said
Lori Deus, community engage-
ment director. The purpose

tional success and other indi-
cators of a robust society. The
very fact of inequality leads to
greater stress and hopeless-
ness these are dysfunctions
we are trying to cure."
President and CEO of The
Children's Trust (TCT) Modesto
E. Abety-Gutierrez, presented
Read to Learn, a new multi-
faceted literacy youth program.
The centerpiece of the program
is the Read to Learn Book Club
that delivers a free, new book
every month to 3-year-olds in
the county.
"This is about teaching chil-
dren to read and getting books
to kids, but doing it in a way
that crosses all barriers in
their homes, in child care cen-
ters, in physicians' offices, in
schools and making it con-
sistent through a coordinated
program," he said.
Fedrick Ingram, treasurer of
the United Teachers of Dade
(UTD), said he believes social
services, such as health care
and the issuance of social se-
curity cards and driver's li-
censes, should be intertwined
with the school system; he is
also pushing for legislators
to give parents a tax break to

visit their child's school once a
month for hour-long meetings
and activities.
"We need to give parents rea-
sons and some incentives to
get them on school campuses,
he said. "In our community
folks need passports and in-
stead of them having to go to
some building for the general
necessities, we want to try and
make it a part of the schools
so parents can have these ser-
vices rendered it's just one
more thing to enable the par-
ents to better communicate
with the schools."
Former President of the Mi-
ami-Dade County Council Par-
ent Teacher Association Caro-
lyn Nelson-Goedert said the
PTA has been promoting child
advocacy through parents
since 1897 when the Associa-
tion was founded.
"Right now the PTA has
just over 50,000 members,"
she said. "But there are over
340,000 children in Dade
County. Parents have got to
be involved because an active-
ly-engaged and empowered
parent influences the level
of achievement for their chil-

School Boardjoins international movement, honors scholars

Students learn

the stock market

By Latoya Burgess

Officials from the Miami-
Dade County Public School
Board passed several proposed
items by School Board Chair-
woman Perla Tabares Hant-
man last week that set an of-
ficial date that will promote
pedestrian awareness, honored
a high school student who won
a national writing competition
and dubbed a local academy as
School of the Year.
The board voted on June 14th
to join Walk to School Day, an
international movement that
promotes pedestrian safety.
Miami-Dade County Public
Schools will kick off the global
event on Oct. 3rd joining more
than 40 other countries walk-
ing and biking to school on the
same day.
The one-day event is the
school board's latest effort
to ensure that students have
safe routes when traveling to
school. School Board Chair-

for student pedestrians," she
The board also honored local
students with stellar academic
achievement including Jose
Marti MAST Academy recog-
nized as the Education, Merit
and Inspiration [EMI] School of
the Year; and several elemen-
tary and high school student
.winners who participated in the-
Stock Market Game Program
[SIFMA] a national program

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(L-R) Assistant Principal at Miami Lakes K-8 Center Lisett
Robayna, Winner of the Stock Market Program competition Sofia
Diaz, Advisor at Miami Lakes K-8 Center Janet DiDonna, Winner
of the SMPC Divany Gil at Miami Lakes K-8 Center and Chair of
the Miami-Dade County School Board Perla Tabares Hantman.

woman Perla Tabares Hant-
man proposed the idea to the

where students research and
evaluate stocks and compete to
create the most engaging port-
folio using a live trading simu-
First place winners of the ele-
mentary division include: Sofia
Diaz; Nimrod Espinoza; Divany
Gil from Miami Lakes k-8 Cen-
ter. First and second place win-
ners offthe high school division
include: Karol Diaz; Stephanie
Castro; Tania Barberena; Moni-

ca Moniz-DeSilva; Sarahi Has-
san; Melissa Gonzalez; Ashley
Diaz; Brandon Gomez; Mario
Alvarado; Daniela Garcia all
from South Miami senior high.
Anigladys Mesa, a senior
at South Miami Senior high
school, was also honored by
the school board for winning
first place in the state for In-
vetWritq4erv a, wrational writ-
ing competition -produced by



Mark S. Allen, CBS-TV

"I am proud to bring forward
an initiative that helps promote
safety throughout the district

Liberty City hopes to receive $12M

By Latoya Burgess

Like many small businesses
in Liberty City, Director at Mt.
Olivette Child Care Center Ka-
tie Lee Wright is struggling to
stay financially afloat. ,
"To be frank, we have not
been fortunate enough to have
sufficient child enrollment. It
has been down for about three
years," said Wright, whose cen-
ter currently boasts just 12
kids and 5 childcare workers.
Wright, who joined the Miami
Children's Initiative along with
other local business owners and
community leaders at Charles
Drew Middle school on June
14th, was one of dozens hoping
to receive a share of $12 million
from the Promise Neighborhood
grant, a federal grant given to
revitalize underprivileged com-
munities. Miami Children's
Initiative, who is requesting
the grant, has held a string of
community meetings in recent
weeks where local residents are
helping decide how the grant
will be allocated if it is awarded.
Local Reverend Charles Dinkins
at Hosana Community Church,
helps run the childhood learn-
ing center at his church. He was
concerned the Promise Neigh-
borhood grant would not target
all the needs of Liberty city -
particularly parental involve-

ment in schools and preventing
gun violence.
"I think it's important to first
understand the complexities of
the people living this inner-city
life," he said. "All I've seen is
people coming to this commu-
nity from the outside and tak-
ing advantage of us. We need
something in this city that is
sustainable and impacting."
Cecelia Gutierrez, vice Presi-
dent of development operations
at MCI, assured the residents
that all of their concerns would

be taken into consideration
as the organization works on
drafting the grant proposal.
"Parents are a main compo-
nent of how we're going to ad-
dress this concern," said Gui-
terrez-Abety. "This is not only
a focus on the children, it's a
focus on the children and the
The next Promise Neighbor-
hood grant meeting will be held
at 6:30 p.m., June 20th at St.
Paul AME, 1892 NW 51st Ter-

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Two seniors at Miami Norland Senior High School were each
awarded laptops by the Norland Vikings Alumni Association on
May 31st for outstanding academic achievement. Pictured are:
Lanze Miller, student (1-r); NVAA President Milton Parris, Jr.
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Obama bio reveals juicy tidbits, more ABFF opens this week

It explores his
family roots
By Bob Minzesheimer

You've probably already
seen headlines and articles
triggered by the juicy details
in David Maraniss' Barack
Obama: The Story, about
the president's pot-smoking
school days or his college
girlfriend's recollections of
his "sexual warmth" and
emotional "coolness."
But there's far more to
this revealing and deeply


reported coming-of-age story,
a term usually applied to
novels. The book, which will
go on sale Tuesday, is not a
traditional biography.
Obama doesn't enter the
narrative until page 165,
when he's born Aug. 4, 1961,
in Honolulu. The first six
chapters explore his family
roots in Africa and Kansas,
where his great- grand-
mother, Ruth Dunham, who
was married at 15, commit-
ted suicide at 26. Her sons
would go to live with their
grandparents, "setting a gen-
erational pattern," Maraniss
writes, "that would be repeat-


OBAMA: Story starts before
his birth, ends in '88.
The book is more about
personality than policy or
politics. At times, it reads
like a novel filled with stories
too unlikely for fiction. But
if it's exhaustive, it can be
exhausting in its details.
It explores Obama's "de-
termination to avoid life's
traps." It presents him as a
product not just of his fam-
ily, but of his times and of



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the places where he grew up,
including the home he found
in Chicago. It warns that "to
view him primarily through
a racial lens can lead to a
misinterpretation of the root
cause of his feelings of out-
I suspect that if the presi-
dent, whom Maraniss inter-
viewed, had time to read all
641 pages, he would not be
angry enough to sue. But he
might find the book too re-
vealing to thank the author.
Which makes it the best kind
of political biography.

ed a half-century later."
The book ends in 1988,
when Obama enters Harvard,
emerging from "the chaos
of peripatetic forebears," a
childhood in "distant Hawaii
and more distant Indonesia,"
and "rootless feelings of a
double outsider as a biracial
and cross-cultural kid" who
barely knew his Kenyan dad.
Maraniss, an associate edi-
tor at The Washington Post
whose books include First in
His Class, about the young
Bill Clinton, is a good writer
and a great reporter. He
marvels at the improbability
of Obama's story but stops
short of celebrating.

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and production to casting and
the use of social media.
"Will Packer and Rob Hardy
are very talented filmmak-
ers," Friday said. "They have a
long history with the Festival
and are the perfect example of
how effective ABFF's platform

can be."
NOTE: The Miami Times
sends its encouragement to
14-year-old Elijah Wells, who is
a finalist in the Short Film Com-
petition. He'llfind out if his film
was selected on Sunday, June
24th at the Adrienne Arsht Cen-
ter for the Performing Arts be-
ginning at 2 p.m. Break a leg

Wells: Teenaged filmmaker

continued from 1C
own family members and
to properly prepare the script.
Last year, the eighth-grader
at Miami Arts Charter School,
got his start at a youth sum-
mer program called Cinelab,
a hands-on film making pro-
gram spearheaded by Reggie
Scott the first Black actor
on Sesame Street. The pro-
gram, held at the Overtown
Youth Center, is designed for
youth ages 13 to 18 which
forced Wells who was just
12-years-old at the time to
convince camp officials that
he could hold his own when it
came to cinematography.
"I was thinking that I was
still kind of young, but I didn't
want them to think I was just

some little kid," he said.
After his one-week stint in
the program, Wells began to
get calls to be an intern for sev-
eral local projects including a
film he worked on with reality
star Flava Flav's brother Ste-
phen Drayton. ''Drayton] was
my mentor," Wells said. "I tried
to kind of mimic his moves
and place the camera at differ-
ent angles to get better shots."
Wells' mother, Martha Whis-
by-Wells, is one of his biggest
fans and his manager.
"It all happened so quickly,
it's crazy," said Whisby-Wells,
who lives in Overtown. "I'm
very proud of him. I'm looking
forward to the ABFF noticing
the talent that he has and tak-
ing in my son someone from
the inner-city and working
with him."

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continued from 3C
more while holding the pinch
tightly. The pleats should stay
in place.
"You want to make sure that
both are pointing inward for
the left side, fold it to the right.
For the right, fold it to the left
- to stay symmetrical," he
said. "I just figured that out a
couple of weeks ago."
By the way, there are sev-
eral don't. No formal shoes.
No rolled-up skinny jeans. No

wool pants the rolls won't
stay. No bootleg pants, which
should be burned anyway. And
since rolled pants are meant
to look casual, nothing about
the outfit should be dressy, at
the risk of looking too studied.
While you're at it, stop trying
so hard.
Jim Moore, the creative di-
rector of GQ, said the goal
should be to look nonchalant,
since you don't want to make
the roll so perfect that it draws
attention. "The roll has to feel a
bit unintentional," he said.

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Program will stress

holistic care for women

By Kaila Heard

Many times, when business
S leaders hear the term "taking
care of business" in regards to
themselves it is assumed that this
phrase is referring to getting more
clients, marketing your services
correctly or expanding your business
into profitable markets.
However, to the Women's Business
Council of the Miami-Dade Chamber of
Commerce, that phrase refers to business
leaders taking care of their entire being -
mind, body and soul.
Which is why the program is hosting a
"Mind, Body and Soul Hat and Tea Lun-
cheon" at Jungle Island on July 14th.
The luncheon will feature speakers
addressing matters of the mind busi-
ness; the body fashion; and the soul
S "This is an inspirational and mo-
tivational event," explained Jessica
Geter, the program and special events
manager of the M-D Chamber of Com-
merce. "We [women] have to make
sure to align our minds and bodies
S and souls in order to run a proficient
business model."
The event will also feature a hat
contest, giveaways and a fashion show
hosted by the South Florida plus-size
fashion company, Voluptuous You.
Desiree Fleming, the founder of
IM Please turn to WOMEN 10D


The plus-sized clothing company, Voluptuous You, has hosted fashion shows through-
out South Florida. One of their upcoming shows will be at the Women's Business Council
of Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce's Hat and Tea Luncheon.

SBanks keep piling on fees;

consumers often unaware

Planning a financial tuneup

By Ron Lieber

There comes a point in most
people's lives when the pile of
undone financial tasks the
un-automated bills, the out-of-
balance retirement accounts,
the out-of-date budget, the
under-optimized rewards
programs becomes large
enough to provoke a sort of
low-grade anxiety.
Memberships in major rental
car company's programs allow
you to skip the long lines when
picking up your car.
This quality or state of not
having your act quite together
lacks its own word in the dic-
tionary. It is something short
of discombobulation, but the
mild, mental chafing is ir-
ritating enough to demand a

Thankfully, there is one: the
financial tuneup.
On tuneup day, you take
that nagging list and commit
to crossing as many things
off it as possible. If you can,
try to take a personal day off
work to do it, since some of the
customer service assistance
you'll inevitably need may be
from places that are closed on
The tuneup requires prepa-
ration because you need all
your various usernames and
passwords at hand or certain
tasks may take longer. It can
be tedious, so you will also
need appropriate snacks and
sweets at hand for fuel. And
not everything will get done
in a day since there is inevita-
bly something or another that
Please turn to TUNEUP 10D

By Samuel Weigley

As new regulations have eaten into
their profits, banks have looked for new
ways to increase revenue from their cus-
tomers. Many banks tried, unsuccess-
fully, to implement debit card fees. More
successful for banks was raising check-
ing account fees. And despite being quite
pricey, some banks have even upped fees
for overdrafts. In fact, banks collected
$29.5 billion in overdraft fees in 2011
The general assumption is that custom-
ers should know what they are getting
themselves into when they agree to these
fees. But according to the Safe Check-
ing Project at Pew Charitable Trusts,
customers are often unaware of the fees
associated with their checking accounts
because many financial institutions are
not upfront about them. Furthermore,
bank customers are overwhelmed with
very long disclosures 69 pages on av-
erage, according to Pew.
"The problem is that these disclosures
are hard to read," Susan Weinstock, di-
rector of the project, told 24/7 Wall St.
"Nobody reads these things. They are not
meant to be read. They are complex."
Some banks fare better than others in
terms of disclosure. Certain banks have
all of their information online, which is
considered most easily accessible to cus-
tomers. Others have some information
only available at local branches, which is
less accessible, but at least is available.

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And a few banks do not disclose impor-
tant information to customers at all.
24/7 Wall St. compiled a list of the top
and bottom three banks in terms of their
transparency with customers regarding
checking account fees. Pew measured
how 12 different banks disclosed nine
different pieces of information regarding
checking account fees:
Minimum deposit needed to open an
Monthly fee
Requirements to waive monthly fee
Nonsufficient funds fee
Overdraft transfer fee
Overdraft penalty fee
Maximum number of overdraft fees
per day
Extended overdraft penalty fee
Posting order

The Black church: Still a major catalyst for economic change

By Carlee McCullough
Special to the NNPA

For many years, Black
churches have been the cata-
lysts of change in society.
Churches have pushed the
envelope as it relates to spiri-
tual and social issues. Given
their collective money, political
power and expertise, churches
continue to be in a unique po-
sition to impact the community
from an economic perspective.

The challenge of determining
where the church begins ver-
sus the business venture may
forever exist. Nonetheless, the
economic development benefit
that the community gains is in-
valuable. According to the New
York Times, Bishop T.D. Jakes
of Potters House in Dallas par-
ticipated in the development of
Capella Park, a community of
266 homes. And the relocation
of Dr. Stacy L. Spencer's New
Direction Christian Church to
the old Service Merchandise

Building in Mem-
phis is an example
of the power and
capability of the
"mega-churches" in
the marketplace.
Today, more and
more partner-
ships are growing
between govern-
ment, business and
church commu-
nities. While the
lines continue to be
separate church and

lines are just becom-
ing a little faded. But
with all of the ills that
exist within our soci-
ety, can that fade be
all bad? Sometimes
the bad behavior of
government needs a
little "God" in it. Un-
derstanding that the
\ church, outside of gov-
McCULLOUGH ernment, is the most
powerful institution in
drawn to the world as it relates to impact
state, the and influence provides the op-

portunity for the church to en-
gage in economic development
while never losing its values
and relationship with God.
As an example of the fad-
ing of the line of separation
of church and state, in 1992,
the U.S. Congress passed into
law "Charitable Choice Leg-
islation," which gave rise to
the establishment of the fed-
eral Office of Faith-based and
Community Initiatives. This
growing interest at the federal
level in providing public fund-

ing for the secular activities of
faith-based institutions, while
controversial, raises numerous
possibilities for increased pub-
lic and private sector funding.
Many believe that as Blacks
have gained in the areas of poli-
tics and job advancements, the
economic disparities continue
to widen as many in the Black
Church has failed to tackle
the issue of community and
economic development. As the
economy continues to struggle
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Source: 2011 Estimates from the United States Department of Argriculture

The price of raising

kids keeps increasing

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In that one year alone, expenses
for transportation, child care, edu-
cation and food surged for middle-
income families. Health care,
clothing and housing costs also
increased, but at a more gradual
In the study, the government
defined middle-income families as
those with $59,000 to $103,000 in
annual income before taxes.
Lower income families can expect
to spend less to the tune of about
$169,000 over 17 years and higher
income families can expect to
spend more roughly $390,000.
The USDA has been estimating
the cost of raising a child since
1960. The first year the report was
issued, the agency estimated it cost
an average of $25,000 (or roughly
$192,000 adjusted for inflation) to
raise a child to age 17.

Reasons for retiring arier or later than expected

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hma expected?

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job opposturtie
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tan expected?


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Boomers calling it quits by 65

By Jennie L. Phipps

Boomers are leav-
ing the workforce in
droves. Given how
lousy the economy
has been the last few
years, I found this a
surprising retirement
planning phenom-
enon. My guess would
have been that most
people would look at
their diminished sav-
ings and conclude,
given the continuing
economic uncertainty,
to stay on the job. But
according to a new
MetLife survey, that's
just not the way it is.
MetLife found that
45 percent of 65-year-
old boomers are now
fully retired, up from

19 percent in 2008.
Another 14 percent
say they are officially
retired but working
part time or season-
Of those people
older than 65 and
still working, about
50 percent anticipate
being able to retire
before they turn 70
years old, with 37
percent saying they
plan to retire in 2012.
On average, these
respondents say they
hope to retire by age
The chart below
explains people's rea-
sons for the decision
they made to retire
early or late. It doesn't
reflect the biggest

reason people cited
for retiring no matter
when they did it 36
percent said they'd
reached retirement
age, and they wanted
to quit. Another 18
percent said they
hung up their work
boots for health rea-
sons. Only six percent
said they'd lost their
jobs and couldn't find
another. Fewer than
2two percent are job
Overall, very few
retirees had regrets.
Some 70 percent of
those who are already
retired say they like
retirement "a lot,"
while another 20 per-
cent say they like it

Inflation pushes

up the cost of

child care

Raising a child just got $8,000
more expensive.
Middle-income families with a
child born in 2011 can expect to
spend $235,000 over 17 years,
according to a new report by the
United States Department of Agri-
culture. That cost factors in food,
shelter and other necessities to
raise a child, and does not account
for inflation.
It also marks a whopping $8,000
increase, or 3.5 percent rise, in just
one year.
So why do babies born in 2011
cost so much more?

Abreu, Samuel 1524 SW 3Rd St Apolinario, Manuel M 20825 SW 242Nd St
Acosta, Uanyi 722 E 23Rd St Apolindar, Carolina 18683 Collins Ave #1605
Agromayor, Alfredo L 2888 W 75Th St Apollon, Denise 8716 SW 148Th PI
Aguilar, NicholasA 9035 NW 32Nd Ct Apollon, Jean R 1665 NW 126th St
Aguilera, Michael A 10900 SW 200Th StAPT 204N Aponte, Clara M 1543 SE 25Th St #104
Aguirre, Esperanza 1446 SW 2Nd ST #1 Apply, Carthia 56 NW 47Th St
Alexander, Franklin L 14421 NW 6Th Ave Appolon, Amos 11855 NE 19th DrAPT 40
Allen, Ivory A 828 NW 64Th St Appolon, Anne M 17501 NE 19Th Ave
Alvarez, Manuel J 11780 SW 18Th St UNIT 501 Appolon, Dieudonne 1800 S Glades Dr #2
Angeles, Joulane C 1400 NW 10Th Ave APT 1816 Appolon, Sterlin 652 NE 204th Ln
Angeli, Simon I 645 Allendale Rd Aprano, Giuseppe 7458 SW 120Th Ct
Angelot, Frislet 545 NW 93Rd St Aprea, Silvana 20840 San Simeon Way #306
Angervil, Ambrooz P 125 NE 213Th ST Apuril, Walter D 218 NW 12th Ave #906
Anglese, Nubia 888 Brickell Key Dr #2702 Apuy, Sheyla F 5031 SW 146Th Ave
Angol, Katiana L 2910 NW 170Th St Aquino Carpio, Carlos 1618 NW 38Th St#1-B
Angolo, Diego M 6702 NW 190th St Aquino, Elizabeth 251 174Th St APT 205
Angulo Mesa, Luis A 12810 SW 43rd DrAPT 125B Aquino, Josefina 253 NW 31St St
Angulo, Ada M 1075 92nd St #305 Aquino, Joselito 16150 NE 19Th CTAPT 18
Angulo, Adolfo 9973 SW 118th PL Aquino, Larissa N 4301 NW 8Th TER APT 72
Angulo, Daniel 2201 Brickell Ave #73 Aquino, Luis R 8181 NW South River Dr#D-407
Angulo, Daphne 1075 92nd St #305 Aquino, Noel R 701 Euclid Ave APT 404
Angulo, Erika 7415 SW 162Nd PI Ara, Andres 1403 NW 7th St #206
Angulo, Gustavo J 850 SW 129Th PI APT 106 Arabe, Oscar 12450 SW 124Th Ter
Angulo, Luz M 20441 NE 30Th AVE APT 206 Arabejo, Michael JF 6241 SW 78Th St #311
Angulo, Monica 15475 SW 110Th TER Arabia, Karime 13851 SW 232Nd St
Angulo, Odaynes 10323 SW 24Th St #101 Aracena SR, Gustavo A 3221 NW 14th AVE
Angulo, Regla 3381 SW 26th St Aradi, Diana A 171 SW 6Th St 1
Angulo, Walberto 11990 SW 268Th Ter Aragon, Berfia J 370 NE 116Th St
Anis, Noodkensie 30 NW 196th St Aragon, Dany 5011 NW 187Th St
Annacius, Gladys 540 NW 128th St Aragon, Delia 200 Alton Rd #1102
Annacius, Marie J 1022 NW 108Th Ter Aragon, Eduardo.E 540 SW 106Th Ave
Annikova, Irina 325 S Biscayne Blvd APT #1617 Aragon, Esperanza 1156 SW 13th Ave
Annilus, Edgyr 518 NE 163rd St Aragon, Hector 1251 SW 7Th St#3
Annosier, Billy 545 NW 116Th St Aragon, Laura 1262 SW 15Th Ter
Annosier, Jean B 545 NW 116Th St Aragon, Ronald A 11460 SW 148th Ct
Anoceto, Alodia 12684 NW 8Th LN Aragon, Victoria H 2636 W 60Th StAPT 2636
Ansari, Fouzia 8525 SW 84th Ave Araguez, Lazara 5031 NW 4Th Ter
Ansboro, Jacqueline M 17021 N Bay RD APT 210 Araica, Francisco J 2736 SW 3rd St
Anselme, Marie C 311 NW 83Rd St Araica, Marco A 13455 NE 6Th Ave APT 211
Ansola, Ana M 14088 SW 160th Ct Araica, Reyna 9874 SW 159Th PL
Anson, Emmanuel 17322 NW 61st PI Araica, Zoila 9874 SW 159Th PL
Anssar, Essaid 910 7th St #02 Aramayo, Saul 11380 Biscayne Blvd #36
Antal, Szilvia 20201 E Country Club Dr APT 2604 Aramberri, Julio 624 NE 72nd Ter
Antela, Ruben B 805 W 79Th St Arana, Carlos E 4415 NW 185th St
Antenor, Esmeralda 1101 NW 106th St Arana, Claudia M 1516 Michigan Ave #12
Antenor, Marco 2122 NW 26Th St Arana, Eddy D 6560 W 27Th Ct#13
Antenor, Marie C 17001 NE 9Th Ave #6-A Arana, Maria 16305 SW 103rd Ter
Antezana, Guiuliana G 7512 W 20th Ave #106 Arana, Maria M 12820 SW 16th St
Anthony, Henry 7675 NW 16Th AVE Arana, Maria T 18215 NW 73rd Ave #208
Anthony, Regan 844 NW 104Th St Arana, Marianela D 9240 W Bay Harbor Dr #C
Anthony-Brown, Gerrick T 19020 NW 54th Ave Arana, Martha C 1440 W 4Th Ln
Antigua SR, Feliciano 12410 NE 11Th Ct Arana, Milagros 7728 Collins Ave #7
Antigua, Ramon 11633 SW 102nd Ct Arana, Yaneth 2160 SW 16th AVE #211
Antillon, Alvar J 3025 SW 155th AVE Aranda SR, Sergio M 18832 NW 48Th Ave
Antiqueira, Manuel 3270 NW 53rd St Aranda, Gema M 2959 SW 18Th ST
Antoine, Antony 1230 NE 161St St Aranda, Luis 2959 SW 18Th ST
Antoine, Guyto 13300 Alexandria Dr #210 Aranda, Maria D 331 NW 132Nd Ct
Antoine, Jean D 12315 NW 10th Ave Aranda, Sergio R 14354 SW 107th Ter
Antoine, Jean E 600 NE 142Nd StAPT 11 Arandia, Eloisa 5845 SW 144Th Circle PL
Antoine, Marius 265 NE 55Th TER Arango SR, Gilberto 8590 SW 156Th Ct #120
Antoine, Nalva S 888 NE 132nd St #301 Arango, Adela 4955 NW 199Th StAPT #166
Antolini, Piergiorgio 11459 SW 84Th LN Arango, Adriana M 9031 SW 122Nd AVE APT 203
Antolini, Riccardo 11459 SW 84Th LN Arango, Andres F 4154 NW 79Th AveAPT D-1
Anton, Benigno 830 9Th St 1 Arango, Antonio 301 SW 52Nd AVE
Antoni, Kimberly A 10180 SW 88th St #405 Arango, Carlos 41 SE 5Th StAPT 1009
Antonio, Harvey C 1025 Codadad St Arango, Carolina 14350 SW 112Th Ter
Antonio, Pedro P 7721 NW 7Th StApt 101 Arango, Esther C 1465 NE 123Rd ST #501
Antunez, Alfredo 1067 NW 6th St APT 4 Arango, Marta 3465 W 13th Ave
Antunez, Jose R 431 E 30th St APT 213 Arango, Myriam 8590 SW 156Th CT #120
Anzoategui, Mario P 9610 SW 44th St Arango, Paola A 17657 SW 140th Ct
Anzola, Jesus A 437 NE 30th St#3 Arango, Roberto 55 E 4th St APT 310
Apacheche, Barbara 14340 SW 103rd St Arango, Sandra 7932 NW 198th ST
Aparcedo, Jose G 7832 NW 110Th AVE Arango, Victoria E 10800 SW 125Th Ave
Aparicio, Mariela B 5331 SW 89Th CT Aranguren, Elis 3420 NW 11th PI #201

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Tuneup requires preparation

TUNEUP tuneup, consult our one-offs, like walking
continued from 8D interactive checklist a loved one through

requires follow-up.
But now that I've
finished my fourth
annual tuneup, this
day devoted to fiscal
health has become one
of my favorites of the
year. It feels that good
to get yourself properly
To plan your own

containing 31 sug-
gestions of things you
consider doing.
The list includes the
aspects of your finan-
cial life that may re-
quire regular mainte-
nance, like bolstering
your annual savings
by another percentage
point if you can afford
it. Then, there are the

your financial affairs,
lest you meet an un-
timely demise and
leave behind a confus-
ing mess of records.
You should also regu-
larly shop for better
deals on credit cards,
cable and cellphones.
That alone can yield
four figures of annual

Addressing women's concerns

continued from 8D

Voluptuous You, be-
lieves it is important
for women to be mind-
ful of their clothing
"When you're well
dressed, it says to the
world that you are
confident and that you
know what you are
doing," she said. "But
it's also affects how
you feel about your-
self because [fashion]
can help you have a
cheerful outlook and
just be more positive

and hopeful."
The Women's Busi-
ness Council was
founded to involve
more women with the
Miami-Dade Cham-
ber of Commerce and
offers a series of pro-
grams year-round ad-
dressing the special
concerns of women
business owners. The
current chairwoman
of the council is Pris-
cilla Dames, the own-
er of the conflict reso-
lution firm, Wingspan
Seminars and the
co-founder of the im-
port/export company,

EP Global.
The Women's Busi-
ness Council of the
Miami-Dade Cham-
ber's 'Mind, Body and
Soul' Hat and Tea
Luncheon will be held
on Saturday, July
14th at Jungle Island,
1111 Parrot Jungle
Trail in Miami, from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tick-
ets are $35 for cham-
ber members and $49
for non members.
For more information
about the Women's
Business Council,
please call 305-751-

Bosses holding fast with trends

CLAIMS companies, hiring is likely.
continued from 8D has already stopped, "Many investors
as companies with over the last five to 10
to see why bosses ev- more than 500 work- years, all they know
erywhere are holding ers added just 9,000 is monetary policy
pat with their current jobs last month. is needed for stocks
headcount. Of course, the on- to go up," Belski ob-
"Investors' muscle going ooze of weak serves. "That's not in-
memory is very short- data combined with vesting in our view."
term oriented," Bel- the disastrous open Officially he is not
ski says, pointing out wound that is Europe a believer in QE3 and
that there's a good will surely make for says that after an
chance these worries a lively debate when initial strong rally,
transfer to the corner the Federal Reserve's it would quickly be
office. "So that's the Open Market Com- viewed as a negative
fear-that companies mittee meets next that would make him
are going to stop." week. In--fact, some "even more defensive"
A look at the most say the wagering (by in a portfolio that is
recent ADP Private what I call "ease-ad- already skewed to-
Payroll report from dicts") has already wards quality, pre-
two weeks shows that, begun on hopes dictable earnings,
at least among large that more stimulus and dividend growth.


PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE that a Board of Commissioners Meeting of the
Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency is sched-
uled to take place on Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 5:00 pm, at Frederick Doug-
lass Elementary, 314 NW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33136.

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

(#15483) Clarence E. Woods, III, Executive Director
Southeast Overtown/Park West
Community Redevelopment Agency


The Miami City Commission seeks to create a membership applicant pool for
current and prospective vacancies on the Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board.
Specific qualifications and eligibility requirements are set forth in Section 62-
63 of the Miami City Code and require that members must be electors of the
City of Miami. Applicants must possess the knowledge, experience, judgment,
background, ability and desire to act in the public interest. Additionally, as of
January 14, 2010 board members are required to have completed an ethics
course within ninety (90) days of taking office or within at least one (1) year prior
to taking office. Individuals representing the various social, demographic and
economic elements of the city are encouraged to apply.

Public, professional, or citizen organizations within the area having interest in
and knowledge of the planning and plan implementation process are encour-
aged and solicited to submit to the Office of City Clerk, 3500 Pan American
Drive, Miami, Florida 33133, in writing, the names and addresses of persons
and their qualifications for consideration as prospective appointees to fill pres-
ent vacancies on said boards.

The City Commission will consider filling vacancies as they may occur. The list
of interested individuals will be available for public review at the Office of the
City Clerk on Friday, July 20, 2012, following the scheduled deadline for receipt
of said applications on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 4:00 PM. Application
forms are available from the Office of City Clerk and the City Clerk's website

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#15485) City Clerk

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Arazan,Anett 1180 W30Th St Arenas-Yanquez Ana M 10911 NW 79Th St
Araoz, Judi 4472 NW 159Th St Arencbia JR. Darien 60 E 3Rd St #1207
Araoz, Luisa M 8500 SW 109Th Ave 6-208 Arencibia Adrian 3322 SW 93Rd CT
Araoz Renak 4472 NW 159th St Arencibia. Carlos A 15326 NW 90Th Ct
Ara-Pena, Maria L 725 Crandon Blvd #PH4 Arencibia, Enidis 2690 SW 22Nd AVE APT 102
Arauco, Jhyna C 17031 SW 150Th Ct Arencibia, Harold 335 E 7Th ST
Araujo, Aencar 2851 NE 183rd ST #2209 Arencibia, Israel F 15370 SW 303rd St
Araujo, Ingrid H 888 S Douglas Rd #501 Arencibia, Jose M 5778 SW 22nd ST
Araujo, Jackson 726 NE 1StAve Arencibia, Leticia 12360 SW 191st St
Arauo, Jaime R 9873 SW 159Th P1 Arencibia, Maria 5778 SW 22nd St
Araujo, JoelA 11925 SW 10th Ter Arencibia, Roberto 4730 NW 3Rd ST
Araujo, Juio M 13715 SW 66Th St #211 Arencibia, Trycia C 296 Lenape Dr
Araujo, Nelida R 4396 NW 116th Ave Arencibia, Yasmin 11235 SW 3Rd St
Araujo, Oscar M 1581 NE 132Nd Rd Arendondo, Barbara D 14965 Grant Ln
Araujo, Rosa M 3101 NW 18Th St Ares, Jesus E 2379 W 9th Ln
Arauz SR, Rigo J 12704 SW 71St TER Arestegui, Maria S 12030 SW 268th St 51
Arauz, David M 15940 NW 27Th CT Arevalo, Arturo C 10764 NW 84Th St 5
Arauz, Erodita D 4820 SW 86Th Ter Arevalo, Eduardo 460 NE 109Th St
Arauz, Guillermo E 6451 SW 22Nd St Arevalo, Henry J 5620 NW 107Th Ave #1504
Arauz, Gustavo F 13024 SW 49th Ter Arevalo, Junior R 211 NW 109th AVE APT 510
Arauz, Maria 550 NW 109Th AVE #1001 Arevalo, Oscar E 150 SE 3Rd Ave #508
Arauz, Reynaldo J 16155 NE 12Th Ave Arevalo, Silvia 6710 W 24th Ct #102
Arauz-Valle, Yelba DC 10101 W Okeechobee Rd APT 9101 Areviche SR, Ramon 9830 SW 53Rd Ter
Aravz, Julissa E 461 NW 51St Ave Argenal, Jorge A 1351 NW 6Th St
Araya, Ronald A 350 NW 20Th St Argenal, Juana G 1851 NW 64Th St
Arbelaez, Edwin F 8215 SW 152nd Ave APT G210 Argenal, Maryori S 5490 W 22Nd Ln #4
Arbelaez, Horacio 5780 NW 186Th St #101 Argiz, Ofelia 1837 NW 90Th ST
Arbelaez, Johan C 15581 SW 104Th Ter APT 225 Argudin, Ana 14253 SW 101St Ln
Arbelaez, Maria E 5921 W 28th Ave Argudin, Maria D 2315 N Meridian Ave APT #1
Arbelo, Nemesio 6565 W 2Nd Ct APT 208B Arguelles SR. Felipe 3500 NW 18Th Ave APT 1105
Arboleda, Maria R 6801 SW 142Nd Ave #2022 Arguelles, Armando 9530 SW 25Th Dr
Arce, Evelyn 9340 Fontainebleau Blvd #111 Arguelles, Roxana 13865 SW 62nd Ter
Arce, Rosa V 11791 SW 99th LN Arguello, Aura M 651 SW 3rd StAPT 3
Arce, Yenisel 3642 NW 5Th ST Arguello, Bergman J 9996 NW 5Th Ln
Arceo, Karina I 11101 SW 128Th AVE Arguello, Erika 20772 SW 129Th PI
Arceyut, Daisy M 9363 Fontainebleau Blvd #H210 Arguello, Evelyn K 3633 SW 156th Ct
Archange, Betty 17150 NE 23rd Ave #12 Arguello, Evelyn S 9996 NW 5th Ln
Arche, Jorge M 9478 NW 114Th Ter Arguello, Femando A 6527 SW 116Th PI
Archer, Carlene R 11024 SW 157Th Ter Arguello, Hector R 6835 SW 115th St
Archer, Elrick W 300 NW 56Th St Arguello, Juan J 7211 W 24Th Ave #2387
Archer, Zuleica 2540 NW 162Nd ST Arguello, Juan S 7211 W 24th AVE #2387
Archibald, Merlyn 915 NW 127Th St Arguello, Leopoldo E 6900 Bay Dr APT 8-C
Archibold,Amiston ....... .. 19341 NE 1st PL seasyh Arguelp ,MariaJ ., er fsi rin 9278W 208thif8Riorr. s frr-.
Archilla, Adriana :126SW 17Th Rd 405 Arguello, Migdalia 6347 SW 43Rd ST
Arcia, Aa D 9052 Tiffany Dr Argueta, Ana G 220 SW 58Th AVE
Arcia, Edelmira 1244 SW 12Th CT Argueta, Engels R 1055 NE 144Th St
Arcia, Kara V 9967 NW 25th AVE Argueta, Ruth 15944 SW 139th St
Arcia, Margarita 14333 SW 136th Ct Argumedo, Juan C 13405 SW 62nd ST#4
Arcia, Yasil 14921 SW 80th St APT 2477 Arian, Barbara E 3075 NW 2Nd St
Arcila, Beatriz E 2364 SW 17th Ave Arian, Ignacio S 21103 NE 3rd Ave
Arcila, Bernardo 7312 SW 114th PI Arias, Ada 8420 SW 92Nd St
Arcila, Pedro J 2341 SW 11th St Arias, Altagracia 11098 SW 107Th St #208
Arciniega, Jesus 985 NE 12Th Ave Arias, Ana M 1370 NE 156Th St
Arciniega, Jose J 15934 SW 303rd Ter Arias, Arlene M 503 NE 38Th St
Arciniega, Sandra 668 SW 17Th TER Arias, Betsy 8658 SW 159Th PI
Arcos, Armando 14121 SW 145th PI Arias, Carlos E 6724 SW 114Th PLAPT D
Arcos, Jeison 623 NE 61St St #1 Arias, Daily 1488 W 53Rd St
Arcos, Luis D 2553 W 76th St #203 Arias, Denisse 6715 W 24Th CtAPT 6-13
Arcos, Marcelo P 9475 NW 52nd Doral Ln Arias, Diana M 18151 NE 31St Ct APT 103
Ardila, Andres F 4325 SW 147Th Ct Arias, Eliana P 7325 SW 96th St
Ardila, LesterA 711 SW 5th Ave APT 1 Arias, Esther D 8610 SW 149Th Ave APT 503
Ardila, Libia 20157 E Oakmont Cir Arias, Exilda 1339 W 30Th STAPT4
Ardila, Natalia J 1301 NE Miami Gardens Dr APT 1425N Arias, Georgina 7370 W 15Th CT
Ardila, Viviana P 116 E 59Th St Arias, Gertrudis E 330 W 20th St 3
Ardila, Yadira 711 SW 5th Ave #1 Arias, Hemaldo 111 NE 2NdAveAPT 307
Ardiles, Mirta 8545 SW 102nd PI Arias, Hilda G 13201 NW 28Th Ave #104
Ardilla, Andres F 2931 SW 39Th Ave Arias, Ignacio J 7785 NW 201st Ter
Ardines, Anilen 6302 SW 43Rd ST Arias, Irisel J 4357 NW 11th St 2A
Areas, Carolina C 519 SW 5th St#6 Arias, Irma 5760 NW 2Nd St
Areas, Clemencia D 14770 SW 77th ST Arias, Javier 15825 SW 69Th Ln
Areas, Jose A 9431 SW 4Th ST #310 Arias, Johann 149 E 3Rd StAPT 407
Areas, Juan C 1110 NE 142nd St Arias, Jose J 9970 SW 152nd Ter
Areas, Octavio 1110 NE 142nd St Arias, Juan A 14937 SW 67th Ln
Arece, Rolando 1310 NW 16Th StAPT 207 Arias, Julia 1336 NW 33Rd St
Areces, Ana M 525 SW 62nd Ct Arias, Lianne 10060 NW 9Th Street Cir APT 10
Areces, Yadira 13820 SW 112Th St #206 Arias, Liury 5501 SW 77Th CT #205C
Arellano JR, Cesar F 101 SW 129Th Ave Arias, Maria L 7600 NW 27th Ave #128
Arellano SR, Xavier P 10627 SW 147Th Ct Arias, Marielena 9970 SW 152nd Ter
Arellano, Carmen DS 1129 NW 4th St #3 Arias, Marta M 750 NE 64Th St APT B105
Arellano, Marta 101 SW 129Th Ave Arias, Mayra P 181 Northwest Blvd
Arellano, Marta 9900 NW 137th St Arias, Pedro M 503 NE 38Th ST
Arellano, Silvia 13447 SW 154Th St Arias, Rosa A 11501 NW 2Nd StAPT 107
Arenas, Camilo 9645 SW 148Th Ct Arias, Rosa J 6010 NW 5th St
Arenas, Dilia M 2358 W 53rd Ter Arias, Yakeline J 200 NW 25Th Ave
Arenas, Gabriela M 8601 SW 94Th St W316 Arias, Yris 3888 NW 5Th St
Arenas, HectorA 14040 SW 148Th Ln Armstrong, Pache U 22623 SW 114th PI
Arenas, Ingrid 8222 NW 201st Ter Arocha, Dalkis 10851 SW 2nd St K205
Arenas, Isis M 6215 Kendale Lakes Cir APT E170 Arocha, Demetrio R 1090 W 70th PI
Arenas, Jessica 1457 SW 17Th Ter Arocha, Soledad 525 E 14th ST

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Supervisor de Elecciones, Condado de Miami-Dade
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11D THE MIAMI TIMES. JUNE 20-26, 2012

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Higher jobless claims

reaffirm bad trends

Continuation of previous page / Contnua cn de la

By Matt Nesto

If it were only hap-
pening for a week
or two or even as
long as a month -
you might be able to
dismiss weakness in
the job market as a
soft patch. But daily
bumps in weekly un-
employment claims
extends a troubling
uptrend that start-
ed two-and-a-half
months ago in April
and now carries the
distinct risk of spilling
over from the minds
of the masses to the
brains of the bosses.
"This whole recovery,
in terms of the econ-
omy and the stock
market, boils down to
one word: jobs," says
Brian Belski, chief in-
vestment strategist at
BMO Capital Markets,
in the attached clip.
"The real fear on a
near-term basis is how
CEOs react to some
of these negative data

When combined
with the slump in hir-
ings, a retreat in retail
spending, and lowered
GDP expectations, not
to mention legislative
gridlock and a foggy
outlook on tax policy
it's easy to see why
bosses everywhere are
holding pat with their
current headcount.
"Investors' muscle
memory is very short-
term oriented," Belski
says, pointing out that
there's a good chance
these worries transfer
to the corner office.
"So that's the fear-
that companies are
going to stop."
A look at the most
recent ADP Private
Payroll report from
two weeks shows that,
at least among large
companies, hiring has
already stopped, as
companies with more
than 500 workers
added just 9,000 jobs
last month.
Of course, the
ongoing ooze of weak

data combined with
the disastrous open
wound that is Europe
will surely make for
a lively debate when
the Federal Reserve's
Open Market Commit-
tee meets next week.
In fact, some say the
wagering (by what I
call "ease-addicts")
has already begun
on hopes that more
stimulus is likely.
"Many investors
over the last five to 10
years, all they know
is monetary policy is
needed for stocks to go
up," Belski observes.
"That's not investing
in our view."
Officially he is not
a believer in QE3 and
says that after an
initial strong rally,
it would quickly be
viewed as a negative
that would make him
"even more defensive"
in a portfolio that is
already skewed to-
wards quality, predict-
able earnings, and
dividend growth.

Average cost of four-year

university up 15 percent

Some costlier

than Harvard
By Christine Armario
Associated Press

The average tuition
at a four-year public
university climbed
15 percent between
2008 and 2010, fueled
by state budget cuts
for higher education
and increases of 40
'percent and more at, -
universities in states
like Georgia, Arizona
and California.
The U.S. Depart-
ment of Education's
annual look at col-
lege affordability also
found significant price
increases at the na-
tion's private univer-
sities, including at
for-profit institutions,
where the net price
for some schools is
now twice as high as

At Full Sail Uni-
versity, a film and
art school in central
Florida, the average
price of tuition, fees,
books, and other ex-
penses totals $43,990,
even when grants and
scholarships are fac-
tored in. The average
net price for an incom-
ing Harvard student:
$18,277, according to
the department. Net
price is cost of atten-
Sdance minus grant
and scholarship aid.
Education Secre-
tary Arne Duncan
said students need to
be smart consumers
and states needs to do
their part by making
higher education a pri-
ority in their budgets.
Forty percent of states
cut higher education
spending last year, the
most important factor
in tuition increases.
He said many
students don't real-

Wat .an Fed do

-eo. omy?

ByAnnal Ceky

Hiring Has slowed, economic
growth has eased, inflation is
:-ane .nd' millions of Americans
remain employed. In short, the
recovery is stalling.
But after more than three
year. of trying to stimulate the
ec6niomy, what else is the Federal
Reierve to do? .BE
That's the predicament Fed
Chairman Ben Bernanke and his
crei will face this week, as the its origin
Federal Open:Market Committee Unlike ol
meets in I.C. :' ng the e
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polity.traps $400 billion in it's still c
short-term bonds for ones with the table
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push down long-term interest wiggle ro
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for businesses to get loans and. only a lit
consumers to get mortgages and term bor
other forms of credit. That din
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fective Operation Twist has been
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tober, when the program started.- Buying
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Just how much this has helped risks. Thl
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able. Even with mortgage rates at -- known
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ize how much debt
they've amassed until
it comes time to pay."
The students them-
selves don't really
know what they're get-
ting into," he said.
The College Afford-
ability and Transpar-
ency lists were first
published last year to
fulfill a reporting re-
quirement passed into
law in 2008. The lists
track tuition and fees
aswellas the average
net price at public,
private and for-profit
colleges and universi-
It's one of several
recent initiatives by
the Department of
Education to increase
student and parent
awareness on the
costs of higher educa-
tion. President Barack
Obama also issued a
mandate to stream-
line the application
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perfect credit.
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ness own-
ers are also
struggling to
get loans.
That said,
the Fed is still
likely to con-
sider extend-
ANK ing Operation
Twist beyond
aal June 30 end date.
other methods of boost-
conomy, Operation Twist
,dd to the balance sheet
before won't be met with
a Fed President Den-
hart, who just a month
ad said he opposed the
1 reporters last week that
one of several options on
e Fed doesn't have much
oom in this area. Should
to extend Twist, it has
united supply of short-
ids left in its arsenal.
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possibility for the Fed,
mes along with greater
ie central bank has
embarked on this policy
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By Larry Muhammad

Today's fast-paced
work environment and
sluggish economy have
left many employees
with more work and
less time to do it, mak-
ing the once-cherished
midday lunch break a
disappearing option.
Recent national sur-
veys underscore the
Only a third of Amer-
ican workers say they
take a lunch break,
according to a Web
survey conducted last
year by Right Man-
agement, a human
resources consulting
firm. The survey also
found that 65 percent
of workers eat at their
desks or don't take a
break at all.
CareerBuilder, an-
other employment
consultant, found that
less than one-fifth of
executives surveyed
ate lunch at a sit-down
restaurant, about 40
percent take a brown-
bag lunch and 17 per-
cent eat fast food.
Restaurants are
noticing the change.
More people are calling
in orders for pickup,
and shorter lunches
seem to be the trend.
No federal law re-
quires companies to

provide a lunch break,
but 22 states have
meal-break laws.
Christy Morgan,
a government clerk,
said she often works
through her 45-min-
ute lunch break.
"Everybody knows
the law about unin-
terrupted lunch, but
that doesn't happen,
at least not in our or-
ganization. I get a
sandwich, eat it while
I'm at my desk and
keep working on my
computer. It's not that
supervisors don't let
us go out, like some-
body's standing over
your desk, but we do
what we have to in
order to get our work
Joe Phelps, assis-
tant director of the
American Federation
of State, County and
Municipal Employees
Council 62, which rep-

resents about 8,000
government workers
in Kentucky and In-
diana, said the disap-
pearing lunch break
is an issue the council
must address.
Most agencies across
the country are short
staffed and don't have
people to relieve work-
ers for lunch, he said.
Experts say tak-
ing an uninterrupted
meal break is healthy,
increases job efficien-
cy and improves mo-
rale, benefiting both
employees and their
companies. Research
on creativity and pro-
ductivity "shows a lot
of good stuff comes
about when employees
get away from their
work and their desks,
and smart managers
and smart companies
find a way to make
that happen," Suss-
man said.

US builder confidence ticks up

By Martin Crutsinger
Associated Press

Confidence among U.S. builders
ticked up this month to a five-year
high, an indication that the hous-
ing market is slowly improving.
j The National Association of Home
Builders/Wells Fargo builder senti-
ment. index rose in June to 29, the
highest reading since May 2007. It
increased from a reading of 28 last
month, which was revised down one
The index, has risen in seven of
the past nine months. Still, any
reading below 50 indicates negative
sentiment about the housing mar-
ket. The index hasn't reached that
level since April 2006, the peak of
the housing boom.
In June, builders reported seeing
the best sales level since April 2007,
according to a separate measure in
the survey. Their outlook for sales
in the next six months, however,
hasn't changed from May.
The modest improvement among
builders follows other signs that
suggest the housing market could
be slowly starting to recover.
In April, sales of both previously
occupied homes and new homes
rose near two-year highs. Build-
ers are breaking ground on more
homes and requesting more permits
to build single-family homes later

this year.
Cheaper mortgages and lower
home prices in many markets have
made home buying more attractive.
Many economists believe that hous-
ing construction could contribute to
overall economic growth this year
for the first time since 2005.
Jennifer Lee, senior economist
for BMO Capital Markets, said that
June reading on builder sentiment
was welcome news. She said even
with recent weak readings on em-
ployment, builders' outlook for sales
over the next six months did not de-
cline and foot traffic remained the
Still, the pace of home sales re-
mains well below healthy levels.
Economists say it could be years
before the market is fully healed.
Many people are still having dif-
ficulty qualifying for home loans or
can't afford larger down payments
required by banks. Some would-
be home buyers are holding off be-
cause they fear that home prices
could keep falling.
The economy is growing only
modestly and job creation slowed
sharply in April and May. U.S. em-
ployers created only 69,000 jobs in
May, the fewest in a year.
Though new homes represent
less than 20 percent of the housing
sales market, they have an outsize
impact on the economy.

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it has yet to solve the
job market's woes.
That's because low
interest rates aren't ef-
fective unless banks
lend out their money.
That still isn't happen-
ing. The frequency at
which money chang-
es hands in the U.S.
economy is now at a
record low.
Adding a third round
of QE is unlikely to
change that, plus it
comes with greater
risks. It would increase
the Fed's balance sheet
and ignite controversy
among conservatives
and inflation hawks.
That said, some
economists think it's
still a possibility later
this summer, but only
if the economic outlook
gets worse.
Bernanke's number
two in command, Fed
Governor Janet Yellen,
has recently hinted to
being open to such a

policy if the recovery
continues to struggle.
Bernanke has been
unwilling to offer any
hints lately, but watch
for more from him in
August. In the past few
years, he has waited
until the Kansas City
Fed's key meeting in
Jackson Hole, Wyo., to
break news of any bold
new plans.

3. Change interest
rate forecasts
Likelihood: Low
The Fed has kept in-
terest rates near zero
since December 2008
in an attempt to boost
the economy. But the
central bank can also
have an impact merely
by signaling to inves-
tors where it thinks in-
terest rates should be
in the future.
The Fed's most re-
cent forecasts suggest
interest rates should
stay "exceptionally
low" until late 2014.
Extending that lan-
guage to say 2015

or later could spur
economic activity by
eliminating some un-
certainty about future
interest and inflation
Economists say such
a move is unlikely to
have much impact
though. So much can
change over the next
two or three years. The
presidential election,
for one, could change
expectations for future
tax and spending poli-
Plus, the makeup of
the Fed is scheduled
to change. Bernanke's
term as chairman
ends in January 2014,
and whoever his suc-
cessor is could have
different ideas.
Yellen has said "the
effects of forward guid-
ance are likely to be
weaker the longer the
horizon of the guid-
ance, implying that
it may be difficult to
provide much more
stimulus through this

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Barroso, Emerita 1120 E 8th Ave Dagrin, Terrance V 11921 SW 208Th TER
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Barroso, Eugenia 0 33700 SW 187Th AVE Davenport, Ramon N 18924 NW 54Th AVE
Barroso, Jorge A 5490 W 5Th Ln Davis, Rosalyn C 18015 NW 25Th Ct
Barroso, Ramon G 74 W 30th St #8 Dawson, Benjamin E 1860 NW 81St St
Barrueta, Violgelina 10000 NW 138th ST Del Cid, Pedro 2200 SW 4Th St
Barrueto, Luisa A 4350 NW 79Th Ave APTA-1 Diaz SR, Sabino 732 E 37Th St
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Barthelemy, Joseph 65 NW 110th St Duffey, Kathleen M 4064 NW 4Th TER
Barthelemy, Michel-Ange 30 NW 60th St Dumas SR, Ronnie D 10461 SW 179Th St
Bartley, Wendell D 1310 NW 189th Ter Durand, Eduardo A 11322 SW 133Rd Ct #2
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Barton, Sara M 2700-D NW 87Th Ave Edward, Mathew 2146 NW 47th Ter
Barzaga, Rayda N 2338 NW 34Th St#2 Ejechi, Julius O 2700-G NW 87th Ave
Basallo, Ronald 1520 West Ave Elusma, Melissa 1350 NE 119Th St #10
Basantes, Yolanda M 1636 SW 24Th Ave APT 5 Endenica, Alberto A 4708 NW 114Th AVE UNIT 103
Basart, Lazara 13446 SW 44th Ln Estrada, Didier 15470 SW 296th St
Basco, Jozsef 5524 NW 203Rd Ter 800 Eugene, Willi 13201 NW 28Th Ave APT 201
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Base III, Eric C 736 13Th STAPT 111 Everett, Roderick T 12230 SW 218th St
Baseiro, Danay 521 E 63Rd St Farmer, Robert J 1446 E Mowry Dr APT 207
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Baskin, Maleknaz B 1508 Bay Rd 743 Ferguson, Comelius 10717 SW 224Th TER
Bass, Nathalie C 8402 SW 38Th St Ferguson, Leon A 3523 Day Ave
Bassal Fischer, Belinda 19921 NE 21St Ave Femandes SR, Claudio L 14896 SW 132Nd Ave
Bassant, Bishnu R 21805 Ingraham Avenue Rd Femandez, Beatriz 333 S Royal Poinciana Blvd #315
Bassant, Ria B 21805 Ingraham Avenue Rd Femandez, Ignacio 15754 SW 102Nd Ln
Bassaragh, Florence SA 15300 NW 33Rd Ave Ferreyra, Cesar E 15224 SW 147Th Ave
Bassette, Jerachmeel 1771 NE 139Th St Fidalgo, Berta 2501 NW 42Nd AVE
Bassi, Luis F 210 174Th St #910 Flennory, Annette 8720 NW 21St Ave
Basso, Norma E 2621 SW 107Th Ave Floyd JR, David A 2101 NW 58Th St
Bastardo, Carlos A 2602 W 60th PI Formoso, Aurora 1536 NW 9Th St
Baster, Enrique J 19320 SW 118Th AVE Francois, Theodule 1202 NE 117Th St
Basterreche, Norma 8160 SW 210Th St #113 Fraser, Virginia A 865 NW 213Th Ln #201
Bastien, Albertha 650 NE 137th St Frazier, Moe 1321 NW 57Th Ave
Bastien, Alga 850 NE 155Th Ter Fuller, Jc 3825 Florida Ave
Bastien, Luckner 1115 NE 157Th Ter Gaines, Jaroy J 20115 NW 9Th Ave
Bastien, Nathalie 544 NE 124Th St APT 7 Gaines, Morton 435 NE 34Th St
Bastien, Phillip 1551 NE 117th St Garduno, Domingo 25900 SW 177Th Ave
Basto, Roberto 555 E 1St Ave APT 702 Garza, Francisco 1536 Mercado Ave
Bastos Marrero, Jorge L 14170 SW 84Th St Gibbings IV, Stuart W 240 NW 132Nd Ave
Bastus, Carlos A 3301 NE 1St AVE APT 3006 Gibson, Altamese 2294 NW 58Th St
Basulto, Alejandro M 1044 SW 124Th CT Gil, Adam L 16335 SW 88Th CT
Baxter, Myrtle E 1357 NE 110Th St APT 2 Gil, Yamila 1319 NW 66Th St
Benitez, Nathalie D 10865 SW 112Th Ave #218 Gluck, John A 20533 Biscayne BLVD
Benton, Lemon C 17322 SW 99Th Ct Golden, Dwight 726 NE 1St Ave
Berdion, Rolando F 14650 SW 82Nd Ave Gomez JR, Eduardo 7360 NW 174Th Ter 102
Bermudez, Goerin 7701 W 36Th Ave APT 2 Gomez, Greter L 3735 W 6Th Ln
Borron, Celestino 1129 Castile Ave Gomez, Jose L 8040 NW 103Rd St #48

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Supervisor of Elections, Miami-Dade County
Supervisor de Elecciones, Condado de Miami-Dade
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Lack of bilingual ability

could be hurting Blacks

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By David Lowe

When it comes to
Blacks in today's job
market, skin color
or a Black-sounding
name could keep some
people from landing a
job. But so, too can
the failure to learn a
second language. In
El Paso, Texas and
other heavy Spanish-
speaking areas, oth-
erwise qualified Black
applicants are finding
it hard to find a job
because they are not
bilingual. But why is
it important to learn
another language?
The United States is a
diverse nation that is
becoming more diverse
by the day. Accord-
ing to the U.S. Census,
the Latino population
grew four times fast-
er than the total U.S.
population between
2000 and 2010. Over
half of U.S. popula-
tion growth is due to

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Hispanics. And these
numbers are only ex-
pected to increase over
the years. In light of
these changing demo-
graphics and the in-
creased globalization
and internationaliza-
tion of our daily lives
through the erosion
of national boundar-
ies Americans re-
spond in one of three
ways. Some Americans
react to this new world
by wanting to know
more about the cul-
tures around them,
beefing up on their
skills and broadening
their horizons. So,
they study new lan-
guages, learn more
about opportunities

to enroll in foreign
exchange programs
and travel to another
country in a study
abroad program. And
still others remain
indifferent. Many
Blacks are missing
the boat and will find
themselves lost in an
economy that is tough
enough as it is. Ac-
cording to doctoral re-
search she conducted
at Louisiana State
University, Katrina
Watterson found that
Black college students
take fewer foreign
language classes and
major or minor in for-
eign languages less
frequently than their
white counterparts.
Further, Blacks do not
participate as often in
foreign exchange pro-
grams. There is sim-
ply a lack of interest,
in her view. And in the
case of Spanish, part
of the problem is that
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30-year fixed mortgage rate

falls to record 3.75 percent

By Marcy Gordon
Associated Press

Average U.S. rates
on 30-year and 15-
year fixed mortgages
dropped to record lows
again this week, with
the 15-year loan dip-
ping below 3 percent
for the first time eve
Low rates have
helped brighten the
outlook for home sales
this year. They have
made home-buying
and refinancing more
attractive to those vWh'o
can qualify.
Mortgage buyer
Freddie Mac said last
Thursday that the
average rate on the 30-
year loan fell to 3.75
percent. That's down
from 3.78 percent last
week and the lowest
since long-term mort-
gages began in the

The 15-year mort-
gage, a popular
refinancing option,
slipped to 2.97 per-
cent. That's down from
3.0 percent last week.
Rates on the 30-year
loan have been below
4 percent since early
December. The low
rates are a key reason
the housing industry is
showing modest signs
of a recovery this year.
A drop in rates could
also provide some
help to the economy if
' rore people refinance.
When people refinance
at lower rates, they pay
less interest on their
loans and have more
money to spend.
In April, sales of
both previously oc-
cupied homes and new
homes rose near two-
year highs. Builders
are gaining more confi-
dence in the market,

breaking ground on
more homes and re-
questing more permits
to build single-family
homes later this year.
A better job market
also has made more
people open to buy-
ing a home. Employ-
ers have added ONE
million jobs in the
past five months. The
unemployment has
dropped a full percent-
age point since Au-
gust, from 9.1 percent
to 8.1 percent in April.
Still, the pace of
home sales remains
well below healthy
levels. Economists say
it could be years before
the market is fully
Many people are
having difficulty quali-
fying for home loans
or can't afford larger
down payments
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Sealed bids will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk at her office located
at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133 for the following:



Deadline for Request for Additional Information/Clarification: 6/28/2012
at 3:00 P.M.

Detailed specifications for this bid are available at the City of Miami, Purchas-
ing Department, website at www.miamigov.com/Drocurement, Telephone No.
(305) 416-1917.

NO. 12271.
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City Manager
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at 3:00 P.M.

Detailed specifications for this bid are available at the City of Miami, Purchas-
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(305) 416-1917.

NO. 12271.

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I 13D THE MIAMI TIMES, JUNE 20-26, 2012


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Agency fields financial gripes


Bureau has


By Gregory Korte

About 38 percent of
credit card customers
who complained to a new
federal agency received
some kind of monetary
settlement with their
credit card company,
typically getting $ 127
taken off their bill.
For mortgage custom-
ers, 11 percent received
some kind of monetary
satisfaction typically
$ 400.

Those numbers, from
data on 42,922 com-
plaints to the Consumer
Financial Protection Bu-
reau ( CFPB) obtained
by USA TODAY under
the Freedom of Informa-
tion Act, reveal a system
in which consumers are
still mostly at the mercy
of their banks in resolv-
ing problems.
While customers
aren't always satisfied
- 39 percent of those
who responded told the
agency they're still un-
happy at the end of the
process banks re-
spond within the agen-
cy's 15- day period 95
percent of the time.
The agency says the
numbers don't reflect
that many consumers

get non- monetary help
- such as foreclosure
alternatives, ending debt
collection calls, and cor-
recting submissions to
a credit bureau- after
The CFPB, created
under the Dodd- Frank
Act of 2009, set up an
online portal at .con-
plaint to take consumer
complaints about the
mortgage, credit card,
banking, consumer loan
and student loan indus-
The most common
complaints to the CFPB
are about mortgages,
even though the bureau
has received credit card
complaints for twice as

-That's interesting.
It's not surprising, but
interesting, said Ruth
Susswein of Consumer
Action. "There are so
many people who are in
the midst of a mortgage
problem, and there are
so few avenues for con-
sumers to turn to."
Most mortgage com-
plaints come from the
borrowers in the most
trouble: 55 percent
concern foreclosures or
modifications. Twenty-
six percent concern
servicing issues, and
nine percent applica-
Credit card holders
most often cite "billing
disputes" as the prob-
lem. Banks argue that
could be misleading,

Empowering is a powerful tool for church

continued from 8D

and families suffer through
unemployment, programs en-
couraging entrepreneurship
can be powerful, empower-
ing and uplifting to the spirit
of someone who has been

turned down for jobs time
and time again. The power of
mega-churches to simply en-
courage members to network
and do business with each
other is a start in the right di-
Just as the church was
called on to play a major role

in the civil rights movement,
it is now being called on to
play a major role in the "new
civil rights movement" of eco-
nomic development.
Carlee McCullough, Esq. is
the owner of the McCullough
Law Firm in Memphis, Ten-

Fixed mortgage rates don't include points

continued from 13D

required by banks. Some
would-be home buyers are
holding off because they fear
that home prices could keep
Mortgage rates have been
dropping because they tend to

track the yield on the 10-year
Treasury note, which has fall-
en this week to a 66-year low.
Uncertainty about how Eu-
rope will resolve its debt crisis
has led investors to buy more
Treasury securities, which are
considered safe investments.
As demand for Treasurys in-
crease, the yield falls.

To calculate average rates,
Freddie Mac surveys lenders
across the country on Mon-
day through Wednesday of
each week.
The average does not in-
clude extra fees, known as
points, which most borrow-
ers must pay to get the lowest

Community colleges are most affordable

continued from 11D

process for those who
want to enroll in in-
come-based repay-
ment plans, which set
a cap on loan pay-
ments based on dis-
cretionary income.
Meanwhile, Repub-
licans and Democrats
in Congress are strug-
gling against a July
1 deadline to avert a
doubling of interest
rates on new federal
student loans for 7.4
million people. Be-

tween 2001-02 and
2011-12, in-state tu-
ition and fees at pub-
lic, four-year colleges
increased at an aver-
age rate of 5.6 percent
each year, according
to the College Board's
2011 report on trends
in higher education
pricing. The data re-
leased by the Educa-
tion Department goes
up until the 2010-11
school year, and in
some states, tuition
increased again last
Cook advised stu-

dents to look at the
data in context: Some
schools with big rate
increases, for exam-
ple, still have tuition
that is below the na-
tionwide average.
There were some
bright spots in the
data. Community col-
leges, Duncan noted,
remain one of the most
consistently affordable
options for higher edu-
cation: The average net
price of a community
college increased by
less than Iper cent be-
tween 2007 and 2009.

. Step up your game: Take spanish

continued from 13D

the language often is
taught in a vacuum,
where Black students
are unaware of the
linkages between Af-
rican and Hispanic
culture, the Span-
ish and Portuguese
slave trade, and the
contributions of Afro-
Latino people. Other
scholars point to a
scarcity of African-
American foreign lan-
guage teachers as role
models, while some
suggest a lack of ex-
posure and prepara-
tion in school, or a
concern among Black
students that study-
ing a foreign language
is "acting white."
There are many ben-
efits to studying a
foreign language, in-
cluding helping stu-
dents boost their cre-
ativity and abstract
thinking, improving
their overall academic
achievement and in-
creasing their chanc-
es of getting into
college. Learning an-
other language also
leads to greater re-
spect and tolerance of
other cultures. And in
a global marketplace,
bilingualism means
job opportunities.
Foreign language pro-
ficiency provides you
with more flexibility

and makes you more
marketable. Accord-
ing to Careerbuilder.
com, employers high-
ly value bilingual em-
ployees, and are will-
ing to them between 5
and 20 percent more
per hour than other
workers. The demand
is especially great in
the South and West.
In addition, corpora-
tions want people who
are better positioned
to deal with their di-
verse client and ven-
dor base. Skilled,
more versatile em-

ployees are a matter
of competitive advan-
tage in the business
world. The lesson
learned in all of this is
simple: step up your
game and take some
Spanish classes. Or
learn French, Arabic,
Swahili, Mandarin,
Japanese or anoth-
er language of your
choosing. And if you
already speak a for-
eign language, brush
up and boost your pro-
ficiency. It could help
land you a job and se-
cure your future.

Tuition, room and
board average $8,085
at a public, twp-year
institution in 2010.
"While community
colleges have mostly
done their part, there
is much more the rest
of us can and should
be doing," Duncan
said. "Keeping college
affordable is a shared

because the complaint
often isn't with the
credit card- it's with
the merchant.
Another source of
credit card complaints
- identity theft and
fraud may not be
the card issuer's fault,
either. The industry
says some credit- re-
pair agencies have en-
couraged clients to file
complaints. "They were
trying to improve peo-
ple's credit histories,
and they were saying,
' Dispute everything,' "
said Nessa Feddis, vice
president of the Ameri-
can Bankers Associa-

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The Miami Science Museum is a world-class, state-of-the-art, six story, 250,000 s.f. science and technol-
ogy facility for education and tourism in Museum Park on the Miami waterfront, to include an approximately
20,000 s.f. aquarium, seeking minimum LEED Gold certification.

Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., the Construction Manager, is seeking competent and qualified Sub-
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This project is supported by the Building Better Communities Bond program and the Mayor and The Board
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Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. is requesting Prequalification Applications from qualified Subcontrac-
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All Prequalification Package Information must be submitted
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The South Florida Workforce Investment Board
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Dade and Monroe Counties, is soliciting Request
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The RFP was released on June 18, 2012, and has
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Drive, Miami, FL 33126.

An Offerors' Conference is scheduled for 2:00
p.m., Friday, June 29, 2012, at SFWIB Headquar-
ters, Suite 500, Conference Room Three: Propos-
als must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m.. Fri-
day. July 20. 2012. Proposals not received by that
deadline will not be accepted.

Please direct all procedural inquiries, including
questions regarding the format of Offerors' Confer-
ence and the Public Review Forum, to SFWIB Ref-
ugee Program Coordinator Arlene Diaz via email,
adiazO@southfloridaworkforce.com. Ms. Diaz, can
also be reached by phone at (305) 594-7615, ex-
tension, 399.

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The public is being notified that Miami-Dade County is proposing to declare surplus vacant County-
owned real property within its jurisdiction, to which the County holds fee simple title, and that is
appropriate for use as affordable housing. The list of properties is available on Public Housing and
Community Development's website: http:/lwwwmlamidade.aovlhousinal
The resolution on this matter will be considered by the Board of County Commissioners at their
regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at 9:30 A.M., to take place at the Miami-
Dade County Commission Chambers, 2nd Floor, Stephen P. Clark Center, 11i NW First
Street, Miami, Florida 33128.
For further information please contact Public Housing and Community Development at
PHCD does not discriminate based on race, sex, color, religion, marital status, national origin,
disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy or familial status in the access to, admissions
to, or employment in housing programs or activities. If you need a sign language interpreter or
materials in accessible format for this event, call 786-469-4229 at least five days in advance. TDD/
TTY users may contact the Florida Relay Service at 800-955-8771.

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Plan for handling bad bosses: Treat them like toddlers
Plan for handling bad bosses: Treat them like toddlers

By Cindy Perman

Think you have a bad boss?
Join the club: Nearly one in two
employees say they have a bad
boss, according to administra-
tive staffing firm OfficeTeam.
Do an Internet search for "My
boss is killing me" and it turns
up more than 20 million re-
People waste way too much
time stressing about bad boss-
es and it doesn't end at the
front door of the workplace.
On average, employees spend
about 19.2 hours a week wor-
rying about "what a boss says
or does" including a whopping
13 hours during the workweek
and 6.2 of their weekend hours
- according to a survey by Lynn
Taylor, a workplace expert and
author of Tame Your Terrible
Office Tyrant (TOT).
What's more, the worries cost
companies real money: 77 per-
cent of employees experience
physical symptoms from stress,
such as heart problems, ac-
cording to a study from the Na-
tional Institute for Occupation-
al Safety and Health. Stressed
employees cost employers near-
ly twice as much in health-care
costs roughly $600 more per
person per year, on average.
"Bad bosses aren't necessari-

ly bad people, but they certain-
ly can make work challenging
for those who report to them,"
said Robert Hosking, execu-
tive director of OfficeTeam. "Of-
ten, individuals are promoted
because they excel in a given
job, but that doesn't mean they
have the skills to be an effective
"Friction between supervi-
sors and employees can stem
from differing work styles,"
Hosking said. "It's not possible
to control your boss's actions,
but you can change how you
respond to them."
There are five types of bad
bosses, OfficeTeam found:
The Bully. Sure, you need
to be a bit of a jerk sometimes

as a boss, but the bully ta
to a toxic level, publicly o
vately threatening and hu
ating employees.
The Micromanager. S
times you need to do th
yourself to make sure it's
right, but the micromar
keeps a tight leash, helico
ing over employees' shou
to manage every little deta
The Poor Communic
It's important to give empli
space and not microma
but it's crucial to give
enough direction to get th
done. The poor communi
provides 'little direction, m
often results in the tasks
ing to be completed or
redone at the last minu

The Saboteur. Oh, this one
is a piece of work! He or she un-
dermines the efforts of others.
He or she doesn't give credit
for a job well done or worse,
takes the credit himself. Then,
the blame gets laid on thick
when things go wrong.
The Fickle Boss. This
boss may be nice and all, but
if he or she lacks clarity and
decisiveness, it can leave em-
i ployees confused and unpro-
S ductive. Fickle bosses can
also have unpredictable mood
swings confiding in some-
Sone one day and turning on
kes it them the next.
r pri- "A lot of times, there are is-
imili- sues going on with the boss
that employees don't see -
lome- they think it's about them, the
e job employee and they take it
done personally," Taylor said. "Then
nager they don't communicate with
)pter- their boss and wind up acting
elders inappropriately."

-e job

Particularly in this tough
economy, your boss may be
grappling with trying to keep
his or her job, defending his
turf in an office land grab,
making budget cuts or figur-
ing out who to lay off and
even dealing with a bad boss of
his own. So, it's your job to re-
member there are other things
going on and devise a strategy
for dealing with your boss.
With the bully, OfficeTeam
suggests you stand up for
yourself. Don't bully back or
get loud or angry but rather,
calmly stand up for yourself
and explain your position. Of-
ten, this type of manager re-
sponds to a "voice of reason."
With the micromanager, it's
usually a matter of trust "so
make sure you build it," Office-
Team advises. That means you
don't miss deadlines, you pay
attention to details, and you
keep your boss in the loop.



Property Address: 1401 N Miami Avenue
Folio: 01-3136-005-1160
Ground Floor Available: 5,400 SF
2nd Floor Commercial Available: 2,370 SF
Zoning: Miami 21 T6-24 District
Current Use: Vacant Ground Floor Commercial
Space/Partial 2nd Floor to be occupied by Omni
CRA office headquarters

'Rendering of mpleted B g
e n I" of "ed Bu I ld i-

Rendering of Completed Building

General Information and Requirements: The Omni Redevelopment District Community Redevelopment
Agency (CRA) is seeking proposals from interested tenants to occupy the ground floor space and partial
2nd floor office commercial space of Historic Fire Station No. 2, a Omni CRA owned property located at
1401 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL. The facility is located at the corner of N. Miami Avenue and N. 14 Street
within the designated Media and Entertainment District with close proximity to the Adrienne Arsht Cen-
ter. The desired ground floor build-out of approximately 5,400 SF will incorporate a commercial, retail or
hospitality type of establishment. The 2nd floor of the building is currently under construction as an office
space. The Omni CRA will be occupying a portion of the 2nd floor office space with the opportunity for an
additional office tenant to occupy the remaining portion of approximately 2,370 SF. The Omni CRA is open
to any and all proposals for the available spaces. All proposals must include a detailed description of the
project, floor plan, operations/business plan, and background information on the proposer's team and a list
with background information of all other related businesses currently operated by the proposer if applicable.
Proposals must also demonstrate the financial and legal ability of the proposer(s) to carry out the project,
including information on the financial status of the proposer, a project budget consisting of a detailed pro
forma demonstrating sources and uses of funds, including funding for build-out, operations/maintenance,
lease, marketing and a detailed statement of all financial assistance needed from any source. Successful
respondents will be expected to enter into a Lease Agreement with the Omni CRA.

Background and Existing Conditions: The Historic Fire Station No.2 is a facility owned by the Omni Re-
development District Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) located at 1401 N. Miami Avenue, Miami,
Florida. This property is located less than 1500 feet west of the Performing Arts Center and is within the
designated Media and Entertainment District of Downtown Miami. This 1935 built Spanish/Mediterranean
style structure once known as Fire Station No. 2 is currently under historic reconstruction and adaptive
re-use to provide the office headquarters for the CRA on the second floor and retail/commercial leasable
space on the ground floor. The property is located within the Miami 21 zone T6-24 district. The building has
a footprint of approximately 5,400 SF. The property is currently under construction and is scheduled to be
completed by end of October 2012. 8 on-site parking spaces are available but adjacent and near-by parking
opportunities do exist within close proximity. The building is bound on the south side by N. 14 Street which
is currently undergoing a streetscape reconstruction project funded by the CRA. A survey of the property
and floor plans are available for review.

Floor Plan/Build-Out: As part of the current on-going building restoration, the ground floor will be built out
as a vacant shell space providing approximately 14' floor to floor ceiling heights, base floor bare concrete
slab, fire and life safety systems and basic infrastructure availability for potable water and sanitary connec-
tions. The 2nd floor build-out will be completely functional as a Class-A office space and have a certificate
of completion from the City of Miami. The selected tenants) will be responsible for the build-out of the
ground floor space with the possibility of funding assistance from the CRA.

Lease Rates/Terms and Demographic Analysis: Rates and terms for the available spaces to be deter-
mined based on use and term lengths. Proposer(s) should provide term/rate offers as part of their submit-
tal to the CRA. Proposer(s) should also provide projections of population density and vehicular/pedestrian
counts for the immediate area directly related to the proposed business.

Additional Information: All available information on the referenced Property may be obtained from the
CRA at 49 N.W. 5th Street, Suite 100, Miami, Florida 33128. For further information, please contact Mark
Spanioli, P.E., Director of Engineering and Construction, at (305) 679-6800 or submit inquiries by email to
mspan()miamigov.com All interested parties are invited to inspect the property. The "cone of silence"
does not apply to this RFP, and thus, communication with the staff of the CRA and the City of Miami is

Submittal Deadline: Respondents must submit two (2) copies of their proposal to the City of Miami Clerk's
Office, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida 33133, by 2:00 p.m., on Friday, July 13, 2012. Late propos-
als and/or proposals submitted at any other location will not be accepted.

The CRA reserves the right to accept any proposal deemed to be in the public interest and in furtherance
of the purposes of Florida's Community Redevelopment Act of 1969, to waive any irregularities in any pro-
posal, to cancel this Request for Proposals, to reject any or all proposals, and/or to re-advertise for propos-

(#15482) Pieter A. Bockweg
Executive Director



You can head off the poor
communicator by being pro-
active and asking a lot of
questions up front. Don't get
aggravated be diplomatic,
OfficeTeam says. The saboteur
is tricky, but one way to win
this person over is to make him
or her look good just not at
the expense of your own career
advancement. Also, document,
document, document keep
a paper trail, so if things go
down, you have evidence.
The fickle boss is, of course,
hard to predict . like a
squirmy child. Your best de-
fense here is to not take mood
swings personally. Remember
it's not about you and there's
probably a whole lot of stuff
you know nothing about that's
making your boss act that way.
When he or she is on edge, Of-
ficeTeam suggests, try to limit
communications to only ur-
gent matters.

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101 A Civic Center Area
Two bedrooms starting at
$800 monthly One bed-
room starting at $725, De-
posit is $500 if you qualify
Appliances, laundry, FREE
Parking, central air.
Call 786-506-3067
1545 NW 8 Avenue

1060 NW 47 Street
One bedroom apt., $500
monthly. Call 786-487-8921.
1150 NW 1 Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$395. 305-642-7080.
1192 NW 65 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$600 monthly. 305-751-3381
1210 NW 2 Avenue
One bdrm., one bath, $350.
Appliances. 305-642-7080.

1212 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$400. Appliances.

1215 NW 103 Lane
Two bdrms, gated security,
tile, $700 mthly, $1000 to
move in. 305-696-7667
1231 NW 58 Terrace
First month moves you
in. One bedroom one
bath.$500 monthly. Free 19
inch LCD TV. Call Joel

1241 NW 53 Street
Two bdrm, one bath. $1000
monthly, All appliances
Included. Free 19 inch LCD
Call Joel 786-355-7578

1245 NW 58th Street
First month moves you in.
One bedroom and one bath.
$550 monthly Free 19 inch
LCD TV. Call Joel

1261 NW 59 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$495 305-642-7080

1317 NW 2 Avenue
Onkedroorm one 6ath: Mk-
$400 305-642-7080

1348 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm., one bath $375

140 NW 13 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
$475. 786-236-1144 or

14370 NW 22 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425.
Ms. Jackson 786-267-1646.
1648 NW 35 Street
two bedrooms, tile floors,
central air. 786 355-5665.
1718 NW 2 Court
One bdrm, one bath, $395.

1801 NW 1st Court
First month moves you in.
Two bdrms one bath. $600
monthly. Free 19 inch LCD
TV. Call:
Joel 786-355-7578

1801 NW 2 Court
First month move you in!
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$595 monthly. Free 19
inch LCD TV. Call: Joel

186 NW 13 Street
One bdrm, one bath. $450.

1955 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath.
$450. 305-642-7080

1969 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath.
$425 Appliances.

200 NW 13 Street
One bdrm, one bath $395.
Ms. Shorty 786-290-1438

210 NW 17 Street
One bdrm, one bath $450.

2401 NW 52 Street # 1
One bedroom, central air,
tiled, appliances, $550
monthly, 954-522-4645.

411 NW 37 Street
Studios $395 monthly.
One bdrm one bath. $495
All appliances included. Call
Joel 786-355-7578

415 NW 9 Street
One bdrm., one bath, $445.

Appliances. 305-642-7080

48 NW 77 Street
Three bedrooms. two bath
S1100 monthly Call after 6
pm 305-753-7738
50 Street Heights
Walking distance from
Brownsville Metroral. 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.
60 and 61 Street
One and two bdrms, $595
and $695. Call 786-486-2895.
676 NW 48 Street
Two bdrms, one bath. Section
8 Welcome. 305-343-0649,
call between 3 pm and 9 pm.
8261 NE 3 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath.
$550 monthly. All applianc-
es included. Free 19 inch
LCD TV. Joel 786-355-7578
8475 NE 2 Avenue
One and two bdrms. Section
8 OK. 305-754-7776
850 NW 4 Avenue
Large nice and clean one
bdrm. $525-$550 and two
bdrms, $650, includes free
water and gas, washer and
dryers on premises. Close to
Port Miami and Downtown.
Call 786-344-0178
Move in with first month rent
Remodeled efficiency, one,
two, three bdrms, air, appli-
ances, laundry, gate. From
$400. 100 NW 11 St.
Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-Locka, Brownsville.
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses. One, Two and
Three Bedrooms. Same day
approval. Call for specials.
Free water. 305-642-7080
Walking distance to school
from $400. Remodeled
efficiencies, one, two, three
bdrms; two baths. Central air,
laundry, gated. Office 1023
NW 3 Ave. 305-372-1383

"" 191 Street NW 35 Avenue
Four bedrooms Seclrn 8
Welcome. 305-754-7776
194 Terrace and 27 Court
Two story, two bedrooms,
one and a half baths, Florida
room, central air, appliances,
$1250 monthly. Section 8
welcome. 786-346-9663
211 Briarwood Circle
Hollywood, FL.
Three bdrms, two baths.
$1100 mthly. 305-978-1324.

1226 NW1 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath. $450.
13865 NW 26 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath, wa-
ter included, $675 monthly,
305-975-0711 or
1461 NW 46 Street
Completely renovated, huge
master bedroom plus two.
One and half baths. Many
more amenities. $1,400
monthly, last, security. Sec-
tion 8 Welcome.
Call 786-486-3777.
1749 NW 40 Street
Two bdrms, one bath.
Appliances. $725.
1884 NW 74 Street
Two bdrms, one bath $850
monthly, $1200 move in. Sec-
tion 8 OK! 786-457-2998.
1983 NW 50 STREET
Three bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 Welcome.
Call Sylvester 954-275-0436
2120 NW 42 STREET
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$795. Appliances.

2375 NW 97 Street #B
One bedroom, $600 monthly,
first, last and security.
2521 NW 175 TERRACE
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$950 monthly.
appliances, laundry room.
786-853-6292, 305-975-0711
265 NE 150 Street
Quiet area, two bdrms, one
bath, air, all appliances, water
included. $1800 to move in,
$1025 mthly, 678-447-2237.
40 NE 64 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$750 monthly. No Section 8.
Call 305-267-9449.
414 NW 53 Street
BEST VALUE, gorgeous
remodeled two bdrms, spa-
cious, large totally fenced
yard, available now, $875.
5130 NW 8 Avenue
Four bedrooms, one bath.
$1100 monthly. Central air,
all appliances included. Call

Joel 786-355-7578.


7013 NW 21 Avenue
Three bedrooms one bath
appliances, air large Dack-
yard secunty bars. tree wa-
ter 786-953-3390 or 786-
8125 NW 6 Avenue
Remodeled one bed-
room, one bath, utilities
induded,Section 8 O.
$650 monthly.
ONLY $500 deposit

8291 NW 14 Avenue
One bedroom, central air,
tiled throughout, water
included.$1,500 to move
in. Section 8 Welcome! Call
Sylvester 954-275-0436
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1300 monthly, Section 8
okay. Call 305-467-8784.
Two bdrms, one bath, Section
8 accepted, 786-389-2118.
Two bedrooms, one bath,
near all facilities, free water.
$900 monthly. Security re-
quired. 305-493-9635
One bedroom, $650 monthly.
Two bedrooms, $850 month-
ly. Three Bedrooms starting
at $1200. 305-757-7067
Design Realty
Remodeled, two bdrm, one
bath, Section 8 ok, $925
month, call 305-216-2724.
Two bdrms, one bath. Utility
room with washer/dryer hook
up, window air unit. $875
mthly. Call 786-316-8671

1814 NW 2 Court
Efficiency, one bath Ap-
pliances. free water and
electric $395 monthly

467 NW 8 Street
Efficiency, one bath, $395
Appliances, free water
5541 NW Miami Court
Newly renovated, fully
furnished, utilities and cable
(HBO, BET, ESPN), from
$185 wkly to $650 monthly.
5903 NW 30 Ave
Move in special, water
included. 786-356-1457
Furnished Rooms
13387 NW 30 Avenue
$85 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
305-474-8186, 305-691-3486
1500 NW 183 Street
Cable, air, $140 weekly. $285
to move in. 786-457-2998.
1500 NW 74 Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728
1527 NW 100 Street
Rooms for rent. $125 weekly,
air included. 305-310-7463
1541 NW 69 Terrace
Clean room, $350 a month.
Call 305-479-3632.
1775 NW 151 Street
New management. Micro-
wave, refrigerator, color TV,
free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728.
335 NW 203 Terrace
Gated community, refrigera-
tor, microwave, TV, free ca-
ble, air and private entrance.
Call 954-678-8996.
342 NW 11 Street
Monthly $400.
Call 786-506-3067

5500 NW 5 Avenue
$365 monthly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
6800 NW 5 Place
Clean $350 monthly
83 Street NW 18 Avenue
Clean room. 305-754-7776
9119 NW 25 Avenue
$110 a week $330 to move in.
Air, private entrance, one per-
son only. 786-515-3020.
Rooms for rent, call 10 a.m.
to 10 p.m. 305-457-0504.
Close to 163 St. Mall
Clean furnished room. Own
entrance. 305-749-6418
Clean room, side entry, patio,
air, 305-688-0187.
Furnished room
Roomy rooms with air, fur-
nished or unfurnished, 305-
Large bedroom, cable,
central air, parking, utilities
included. Call 954-274-4594.
Clean, nice, and air. $400
monthly. Call 786-426-6263.

2170 Washington Avenue
Clean rooms, $90-110
weekly, $476 monthly.

Room in Christian Home
Call NA at 786-406-3539
Senior Citizens welcomed


10240 SW 171 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
11235 SW 189 Lane
Four bedrooms, two bath,
Section 8 OK. 786-512-4343
1285 N.W. 129th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1200. Section 8 welcome.
786-367-4004 or
1308 NW 83 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
brand new. Section 8 ok.
1341 Sesame Street
Opa Locka
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1100 mthly, 786-367-4004
or 305-681-2886.
1430 NW 192 Terr
Four bedrooms, two baths.
Beautiful home with central
air and brand new kitchen.
15750 NW 18 Avenue
Updated five bedrooms, two
baths, tiled, central air, $1725
monthly, 305-662-5505.
16015 N.W. 22nd Court
Three bedrooms, one bath,
den, central air, Section 8
OK! $1200, 305-409-8113.
17231 NW 33 Court
Three bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8 Welcomed. Call
Greg 786-537-4179.
19400 NW 23 Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths.
Section 8 Welcome.
Call Dennis 954-434-1130
1950 NW 60 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 only. Excepting two
bedroom vouchers.
20 NE 50 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths
built in 2004, tiled floors, cen-
tral air, Section 8 only,
2010 NW 153rd Street
Three bdrms., air, tile, den,
and bars. $1,250. No section
8. Terry Dellerson, Broker
2401 NW 170 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
den and air. $1,350, No Sec-,
tion 8, Terry Dellerson, Broker.
2930 NW 65 Street
Section 8 Welcome
Three bedrooms, one bath
$1050 montrily All Appli-
ances included Free 19
inch LCD TV
Call Joel 786-355-7578

310 NE 58 Terr
SECTION 8 Welcome
Three bedrooms, three
baths, with two dens. $1200
monthly Central air, all
appliances included, free
19 inch LCD TV. Call Joel

3770 NW 213 Terr
Lovely four bedrooms, two
baths, end unit, fenced yard,
tile flooring, central air, close
to shopping, churches, at
Broward/Dade border. Avail-
able now! CALL 954-243-
5320 NW 24 Court
Three bdrms, one bath,
newly remodeled. $1200.

5740 NW 5 AVENUE
Two bedrooms, one bath,
appliances, air, fenced, bars.
Call 786-953-3390 or
62 NW 166 Street
N. Miami Beach twnshe, new
four bedrooms, two baths.
$1550. Section 8 okay.
6250 SW 62 Court
Three bedrooms, two baths,
pliances on corner lot. $1250
monthly. 954-735-0438.
6720 NW 4 Avenue
Two bedrooms one bath.
Section 8 only.
710 NW 74th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
fenced, air, bars, $725, call
Rod 786-290-4625.
721 NW 47 Terr
Newly remodeled large, three
bedrooms, two baths with
laundry. Section 8 ok. $1450
monthly. Contact Shyan
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, Section 8 OK. $1,400
monthly. 786-251-2744.
Newly remodeled five bed-
rooms, two baths, electric
gate. $1,500 monthly. 3440
NW 212 St. 786-285-6092.
Three or four bedrooms. Sec-
tion 8 OK. Call Sean

Three bdrms, two baths,
fenced, carport and near
schools. Section 8 OK. $1300
monthly. $1000 security.

Behind in Your Rentm 24
Hour notice Behind in Your
Mortgage? 786-326-7916

1130 NW 199 Street
Private room, light and water
included. Call 786-715-4425.

741 NE 137 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
everything new. Try only
$3900 down and $589
monthly. P&I with a new FHA
mortgage. NDI Realtors
940 NW 199 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
garage. Try only $3900 down
and $589 P&I monthly FHA.
NDI Realtors 305-655-1700.
Now You Can own Your
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House of Homes Realty

NW 23 Avenue and 171
Four bedrooms, two baths.
Everything new. Try only
$3900 down and $589
monthly P&I-FHA. NDI Real-
tors 305-655-1700.

Bathrooms, Kitchens, Dry-
wall, Hurricane Shutters and
more. Lic. and ins. 786-320-
Commercial Restaurant
Equipment Repair
Ovens, grills, fryers, gas and
etc. Same day svc. Lic. and
ins. Call 786-312-0916.
Roof repairs start at $75
32 years of experience, all
types of roofs. Call Thomas:
786-499-8708 or 786-347-
3225. Lic#CCC056999

Prior experience as an
Editorial Assistant, strong
organizanonal skills, must
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Wade: Great player and dad

Dwyane Wade has made
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as a father as he is a basket-
ball player. Sure he's a fash-

ion lover and a pitchman for
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ond. And he doesn't mind in
it that order either. He was
selected to be on President
Obama's Fatherhood and
Mentoring Initiative. His dad,

Dwyane Wade Sr., runs an
organization called Pro Pops
USA. He's releasing a book in
September about his journey
as a father and a superstar
NBA player.
On Father's Day in Miami
as his Heat team finished off
the OKC thunder to take a
2-1 series lead, he took a few
seconds to drop a Father's
day greeting that you can
see at www.thesportsbros.
cor. At a time in America
when most athletes are being
mobbed by women, thus hav-
ing children in various cities,
some with as many as nine,
10 or 11 kids by multiple

women, this is most refresh-
ing. A superstar athlete, with
the Hollywood lifestyle and
glamourous girlfriend, speak-
ing on the joys of fatherhood.
We should be proud of this
young man, who chose to do
the right thing. To lead by ex-
ample, even though it has not
always been easy for him as
you will find out in his book.
Like the old folks say, anyone
can make a child. It takes a
man to raise one, and Dwy-
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NEW YORK (AP) The Vegas for domestic l: LeBron James of made $42.4 million during Banksters (Gangsters)

world's highest-paid athlete
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place just lost a title fight and
the man who held the distinc-
tion for a decade is now third.
Forbes has released its list
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lete, and boxer Floyd May-
weather Jr., nicknamed "Mon-
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Mayweather, who made $85
million for two fights last year,
is currently serving a three-
month jail sentence in Las

After a promising first two
rounds at the Olympic Club,
Tiger Woods seemed poised to
capture his first major title since
2008. It didn't happen. Woods
shot a final round 73 and fin-
ished 21st. The first six holes
were particularly troublesome
for Woods, who did manage to

Boxer Manny Pac-
quiao is second on
the magazine's list
at $62 million from
earnings and en-
dorsements. Pac-
quiao lost his WBO
welterweight title
to Timothy Bradley MAYW
earlier this month.
Tiger Woods, No. 1 on the
list since 2001, made $59.4
million to place third.

the Miami Heat is
fourth ($53 million).
He is one of 13 bas-
ketball players on the
Tennis star Roger
Federer is fifth at
$52.7 million.
Thirty American
ATHER football players made
the top 100, with
Peyton Manning tops among
them at No. 10. The Denver
Broncos' new quarterback

his last season with the In-
dianapolis Colts, even though
he sat out the entire season
while recovering from a neck
David Beckham of the Los
Angeles Galaxy was No. 8
overall and the highest ranked
soccer player at $46 million.
New York Yankees third
baseman Alex Rodriguez was
tops among baseball players
and No. 18 overall with $33

go three under his final 11 holes. much golf ahead, he could have first six holes in 6 over par to get
When Woods sent his first tee contended, to 10 over for the tournament,
shot down the opening fairway But what followed was a mis- and though he steadied himself,
Sunday afternoon at Olympic erable stretch that took Woods he never contended. After open-
Club, the possibility still ex- right out of the tournament, an ing with rounds of 69 and 70,
isted that he might come from event in which he shared the he shot 75 and 73 on the week-
behind and win his fourth U.S. lead at the midway point. He end his second-worst perfor-
Open championship. Even after bogeyed the second. He double mance, in relation to par, in the
he bogeyed No. 1, there was so bogeyed the third. He played the final two rounds of a major.

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Then sell your notes
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