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VOLUME 90 NUMBER 41 MIAMI, FLORIDA, JUNE 5-11, 2013 50 cents

Cops choke teen over

'dehumanizing stares'

Youth and mother say officers' y S

response was excessive
Miami Times staff report were enjoying a family outing
at Haulover Beach on Memo-
An exchange between a rial Day when the incident oc-
14-year-old Black teen, Tre- curred.
maine McMillian and Mi- A report obtained from the
ami-Dade Police Department M-DPD says McMillian was
[MDPD] officers was caught on slamming another teenager
cell phone video by the youth's onto the sand just after 11
mother who says the police a.m. when he was approached
overreacted when they arrest- by officers who said his behav-
ed him. McMillian, his mother, ior was "unacceptable."
Maurissa Holmes and a sister When McMillian walked off,

the police followed and asked
him where his parents were.
Allegedly, the teen said he
Please turn to CHOKE 5A

Holmes Elementary to stay

open rumors are false

But school does get new principal, Yvonne D. Perry

Education Transformation
Office [ETO] since the ETO
was first developed in 2010 to

again at oiDerLy r iLy r niuiico 6 pc ii-LCiL i'ow'.aL-acIiev-
67th Street]. But it's coming listed by the Florida Depart-
in the form of school person- ment of Education and the
Snel not the facility itself, as U.S. Department of Educa-
some residents have specu- tion]," Brown said. "We have
lated. According to Valtena no plans to close Holmes.
Brown, chief operations offi- However, the school board
cer, Miami-Dade County Pub- did decide during its May
lie Schools [M-DCPS], Holmes meeting to move Yvonne D.
Elementary is not scheduled Perry from Kelsey Pharr El-
to close, ementary to Holmes. The for-
"Holmes has been moni- mer [interim] principal, Laura
tored and evaluated by the F. Tennant, has been moved

to Colonial Drive Elementary.
And I should clear up another
rumor too Drew Elementa-
ry [1 775 NW 60th Street] will
remain open as well."
Brown adds that it will be
several weeks before M-DCPS
officials get the school grade
scores for this year.
"When we get the scores,
we will then sit down and re-
view the performance of every
single school in the County,"
she said. "Schools that we
Please turn to SCHOOL 5A

FAMU hazing defendant

agrees to plea bargain
By Stephen Hudak Turner to provide investigators

Trayvon Martin prayer service

The parents of Trayvon f
ton and Tracy Martin, were
more than 700 people last
including public leaders, cle
the South Florida communi
ty Program of Peace, Justi
event was held at the Beth

over 700 supporters
Martin, Sybrina Ful- in Miami. Sybrina and Tracy called for peace
joined by a crowd of and prayers nine days before George Zimmer-
SSaturday, June 1st, man was scheduled to go on trial for the mur-
ergy and members of der of their son, Trayvon. Attorney Ben Crump,
ty at the"Communi- representing the family, said, "If Zimmerman
ice and Prayer." The is convicted, "It will show how far we've come
iel Apostolic Temple since the days of EmmettTill."

FAMU hazing defendant Shawn (
Turner, who claimed he was drum
major Robert Champion's "protec-
tor" and not an attacker, agreed
last week to plead no contest to
felony hazing in the deadly ritual.
Turner, 27, will likely receive a
community-service sentence simi- TUI
lar to those imposed on other band
members who have admitted they
were present at the hazing, said Nicole Peg-
ues, Orange-Osceola assistant state attor-
ney. Prosecutors will drop the manslaughter
count in the agreement, which requires

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with detailed testimony about the
Nov. 19, 2011, hazing that killed
Champion. Turner, who has moved
from Florida to North Carolina,
was ordered to appear in court
Friday, when Champion's parents
are expected to travel from Georgia
to Orlando for the sentencing of
fellow drum major Rikki Wills.
Like Wills, who pleaded no
contest last month, Turner has

insisted he was only trying to shield Cham-
pion from the punches, kicks and drumstick
strikes on a charter bus in the Rosen Plaza
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Obama faces bind on Africa I

Upcoming trip will test U.S. president

By DeWayne Wickham
During a one-day visit to Af-
rica in 2009, Barack Obama
signaled an end to American
hegemony on the continent
that had long suffered this
country's heavy-handed intru-
sion into its affairs. "Africa's
future is up to Africans," the
freshly minted president pro-

claimed in a speech to the
Ghana Parliament.
That notion will be tested this
month when Obama returns
to Africa to tout its emerging
democracies at a time when
Nigeria, the continent's most
populous country, is challeng-
ing the depth of his adminis-
tration's global support for gay

Last week, Nigeria's
House of Representa-
tives passed a law that
criminalizes gay mar-
riage and any public
expression of affec-
tion between same-sex
couples. It also makes
it illegal for any group
to publicly support gay
rights. Those who vio- WIC
late this law could be
imprisoned for up to 14 years.

This action comes less
than two years af-
ter then-Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton
staked out America's
worldwide support for
gay rights.
"Gay rights are hu-
man rights, and hu-
man rights are gay
HAM rights," she declared
in a speech to the
United Nation's Human Rights

and gay
Council. Sub-Sahara Africa is
a cauldron of anti-gay laws. In
fact, 37 African nations out-
law homosexuality. Just one,
South Africa, embraces gay
rights. It legalized same-sex
marriage in 2006.
Ironically, even Liberian
President Ellen Johnson
Sirleaf, a 2011 winner of the
Nobel Peace Prize and Africa's
first female president, opposes
decriminalizing homosexuality

r rights
in her country. "We like our-
selves just the way we are. ...
We've got certain traditional
values in our society that we'd
like to preserve," she said last
year when asked whether she
would support an effort to
strike down laws that make
homosexuality a crime in Libe-
ria, according to a report in the
British newspaper The Guard-
Please turn to OBAMA 5A


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By D. Kevin McNeir

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Have Black youth become

comfortable with failure?
t's easy to point fingers at the world, at our community and
at the powers that be who seem to always be positioned
as our puppet masters constantly pulling on our strings.
Adults are prone to point fingers all the time and our youth
quickly follow suit. On the other hand, there is the recent ex-
ample of one youth who apparently has chosen to never make
excuses for failure. Instead, he has looked for ways to succeed.
And succeed he has certainly done.
In early May, 18-year-old Davie youth Gregoire Narcisse, the
only child of a Haitian father and a Barbadian mother, earned
his undergraduate degree from Florida State University. FSU's
president says that Narcisse is now the youngest person to earn
a bachelor's degree from the state school.
Narcisse says he already has a plan and intends on racing to-
wards both master's and law degrees before pursuing a career as
a sports agent. In fact, those who know him say he has always
been focused, taking advantage of every opportunity and living
life as if there were no tomorrow.
Black youth could take a lesson from this young man. While
he could say that life hasn't been fair being a child born of two
heritages, or that the game has been rigged because his family
has moved several times throughout his youth, or that his ma-
ternal grandfather was "just" a sugar mill foreman and farmer
and therefore he probably wouldn't amount to very much, it's
clear that he never saw the need to make excuses for any parts
of his heritage or the live he has lived thus far.
We all know that there are many injustices here in the U.S. and
that Black youth are not always afforded the same privileges or
opportunities as whites. But young Narcisse has shown us that
education still remains the one great leveler and that if you study
to the best of your abilities, anything is possible.
Who cares where you came from, how poor your grandparents
were or whether you are living in a single-parent home? You can
still be the master of your own ship and the captain of your soul.
Just do it and stop making excuses.

Preparing Black youth for the

future should be our goal
Just one generation ago, the focus of the civil rights move-
ment was about leveling the playing field for Blacks. The
demand was simple: give Blacks in America the same
unequivocal rights and privileges that whites received. .nd we
wanted these rights to be put down on paper as law, since whites
had ignored their own country's Constitution and other iconic
documents for so many years.
It took hundreds of years and cost the lives of thousands if not
millions of Black men, women and children. But the victory was
eventually achieved. Now we face a new age and as Dr. Bernice
King said during her recent stop here in Miami, we must alter the
focus of the civil rights movement so that our youth are at the
top of the agenda. We believe that King is on to something. After
all, as one comedian said, "You can't make Black babies without
Black dads."
As we look across the country, we see more Black boys going
to prison, dropping out of school, turning to senseless acts of
violence or being murdered on our streets, often at the hands of
other Black youth. We see more Black youth looking at an empty
future. King says the older generation has failed to make this
world a healthy and safe one for our children. We fear that she
may be correct. Somehow, we have allowed this world to change
in a drastic way, all to our detriment. We have sat idly by and
watched as our once-proud Black communities have become ha-
vens for criminal activities. We have failed to provide an ade-
quate set of educational tools and options for our children whose
dreams have subsequently been eternally deferred. We have not
been good stewards over our greatest possession our children.
It may be politically correct to seek the right for gays and les-
bians to marry. It may be time that we demand universal health-
care for all citizens. But first we need to take care of the babies.
Preach on Marvin Gaye.

Let's not forget that George

Zimmerman is the one on trial
M ost Blacks in Florida, if not the majority of Blacks
throughout the U.S., remember Feb. 26, 2012. That
was the day that a 17-year-old Black youth from Miami
Gardens was walking in a gated community in Sanford, Florida
after having made a quick run to the store for an iced tea and
some Skittles. It was raining and he was wearing Air Jordans,
jeans and a hoodie. Then he crossed the path of George Zimmer-
man the community's self-appointed watchman. Soon there-
after, Trayvon Martin was dead, the victim of a single gunshot.
The evidence indicates that Trayvon was unarmed and that
Zimmerman called the police and was told to let them intervene
so they could determine if Trayvon was an intruder with malevo-
lent intent. Zimmerman ignored their instructions. Zimmerman
has been charged with second-degree murder. These are the facts.
We then wonder why, as the murderer's June 10th trial draws
nearer, efforts have been made by the defense to paint Trayvon as
the criminal? The defense had hoped to focus on whether Trayvon
smoked cigarettes, puffed on joints, cursed and acted out on vari-
ous forms of social media and whether he was a problem child in
school. They wanted to show that somehow there was something
so flawed, so demonic, so crazed in Trayvon's character that Zim-
merman was right to fear for his life and therefore justified in
tracking down and murdering the unarmed youth.
Thankfully, at least for now, a judge has seen through the ab-
surd requests of the defense team and refused to let them use
Trayvon's past fights, school suspension, marijuana use, text
messages and social media posts in order to paint the young man
as a troubled boy who got what he deserved. The focus of this
trial should not be allowed to waver: It's George Zimmerman, not
Trayvon Martin, who has been charged with murder. Zimmerman

is the one on trial.

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With budgetary tantrums in
the Senate and investigative
play-acting in the House, the
Republican Party is proving
once again that it simply cannot
be taken seriously.
This is a shame. I don't share
the GOP's philosophy, but I
do believe that competition
makes both of our major par-
ties smarter. I also believe that a
big, complicated country facing
economic and geopolitical chal-
lenges needs a government able
to govern.
What we don't need is the
steady diet of obstruction, di-
version and gamesmanship that
Republicans are trying to ram
down the nation's throat. It's not
as if President Obama and the
Democrats are doing everything
right. It's just that the GOP
shrinks from doing anything
meaningful at all.
The most glaring example, at
the moment, is in the Senate. For
four years, Republican senators
lambasted their Democratic col-

Trayvon Martin is dead. And
George Zimmerman is on trial
for murdering him. And that trial
begins in thirteen days. Fact.
On a rainy Sunday evening in
Sanford, Florida back in Feb-
ruary of 2012, one bullet was
shot from a 9mm semi-auto-
matic handgun, a gun that be-
longed to George Zimmerman.
a trigger that was pulled by
George Zimmerman. With no
DNA evidence found whatso-
ever of Trayvon's on this gun,
there is no dispute over who
shot who. When the police ar-
rived they found a can of ice tea
and a bag of skittles next to the
lifeless body of Trayvon. That
is what he had on him when a
bullet tore a hole through his
hooded sweatshirt on one side
and left another one on the oth-
er. A 9mm handgun vs. a can
of ice tea and a bag of skittles.
Armed vs. unarmed. Bullets in
the hood.


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leagues with justification -
for not approving a budget, one
of the basic tasks of governance.
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and
others regularly took to the Sen-
ate floor to announce the num-
ber of days since the Senate last
produced a spending plan and
to blast Majority Leader Harry
Reid for this shocking failure.
Two months ago, Reid and
the Democrats finally passed a
budget. Since the House has al-
ready passed its version the
controversial plan authored by
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. the
next step should be for both
chambers to appoint members
of a conference committee that
would iron out the differences.
But Republicans won't let this
Specifically, far-right conser-
vatives including Ted Cruz of
Texas, Marco Rubio of Florida,
Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul
of Kentucky are refusing to allow
the Senate to appoint its repre-
sentatives to the conference. Yes,

In the past few days, the
crowd-sourced funded legal
team of George Zimmerman
did everything they could to
make you forget about the
deadly, drizzly night in San-
ford, Florida. Distractions were
their weapon of choice. Dump
information about Trayvon's
past that everyone knew would
not be allowed in court. Many
members of the media mistook
their leaking of photos and text
messages as evidence, which
led to irresponsible headlines
printed in black and white.
Paint Trayvon as a "thug" and
then maybe you would question
whether or not he deserved to
get a bullet in his chest. Or bet-
ter yet, maybe potential jurors
would walk into the jury box
with a guilty image of Trayvon
before opening arguments ever
began. Strategy of desperation.
Confusion. A smear campaign.
This morning we woke up

having derrma-rided his budget lfor
four years, Republicans are now
refusing to let it go forward.
Some Republicans, that is. Es-
tablishment types such as John
McCain of Arizona are apoplectic
at the antics of their tea party-
inspired colleagues, which Mc-
Cain called "absolutely out of
line and unprecedented."
Cruz and the others are wor-
ried that a conference committee
might not only work out a budget
but also make it possible to raise
the federal debt ceiling without
the now-customary showdown
threatening default and catas-
trophe. They believe that brink-
manship is the only way to stop
runaway government spending,
whi, h pr.:duces massive trillion-
dollar deficits, which add to the
ballooning national debt, which

Hold on, senator. According
to the nonpartisan Congressio-
nal Budget Office, the deficit is
shrinking rapidly and will fall
to $642 billion this fiscal year.

and were brought back to real-
ity when the presiding judge in
the case ruled that nothing the
defense leaked on Friday would
be admissible in the murder
trial of George Zimmerman.
None of it. Everything George
Zimmerman's defense threw
into the air last week to paint
Trayvon as a "thug" did not
stick at all. Denied. Irrelevant
to the trial.
What is relevant to the mur-
der trial of George Zimmerman is
what happened during the seven
minutes that two strangers en-
countered each other on a small
street in Sanford that ended with
a bullet shot through the heart of
Trayvon Martin. That is what this
trial should focus on and that is
why George Zimmerman is the one
who is on trial, because he did the
shooting. The perpetrator. The as-
sailant. The man who killed an un-
armed teenager. Let us not be dis-
tracted by tactics of paid-lawyers

That's still SUbstajaJ. buT 7iPs
less than half the deficit our
government ran in 2011. More
important, if annual deficits
continue to decline as the CBO
predicts, the long-term debt
problem begins to look more
manageable. That's good news,
What Republicans ought to
do is declare a victory for fiscal
conservatism and move on to the
battle to have their priorities re-
flected in the budget a prom-
ising fight, since the conferees
appointed by the GOP-controlled
House are hardly going to be
flaming liberals. Instead, the
party seeks not consensus but
This is no way for a 2-year-old
to act, much less the self-pro-
claimed "world's greatest delib-
erative body."
Eugene Robinson is a Pulitzer
Prize-winning newspaper col-
umnist and the former assistant
managing editor of The Washing-
ton Post.

who want you to ,:,rg t tle trrt.
So, we must move over the next
thirteen days with great focus and
energy that shakes off the dis-
tractions and the confusion. We
must raise our voices louder than
ever before with one, unified ral-
lying cry that screams for justice
for Trayvon. We must wear our
hoodies in the summertime heat
in solidarity with every Black and
brown male misunderstood who
is threatened by violence for
walking through any community
in America. Let us continue the
work that we have begun, for we
are not there yet. And when we
reach that moment of clarity, we
will know it to be true, as justice
will ring for brother Trayvon so
loud that even in heaven it will
be heard.
Hoodies Up!
Michael Skolnik is the editor-in-
chief of and the
political director to Russell Sim-


June is the month for men's health

June is the season for Men;
it is Men's Health Month. And
how exactly do we celebrate
the men in our lives? We can
acknowledge quietly or pub-
licly their important role in our
lives, we can thank them for all
their hard work and sacrifice in
providing for their families. Best
Father's Day gift you could give
him is a gift of health encour-
age him to visit a healthcare
professional, to eat healthy and
to exercise often.
Black men experience even a
higher life-expectancy gap of
seven years when compared
to Black women; it is no secret
that they need to pay more at-
tention to their bodies. The
ten leading causes of death for
Blacks are: heart disease, can-
cer, stroke, diabetes, uninten-
tional injuries, nephritis, ne-
phrotic syndrome and nephrosis
(kidney diseases), chronic lower
respiratory disease, homicide
and alzheimer's disease. Smok-
ing prevalence is higher among
men (22.3 percent) than wom-
en (17.4 percent). They don't
seek medical help as often as

women; according to Center of
Disease Control and Prevention
[CDC] women are 100 percent
more likely to visit the doctor
for annual examinations and
preventive services than men.
But it's not all their fault,
men are taught from an early
age to work and play through
pain, and that "big boys don't
cry," and this attitude lingers

Screening tests can find diseas-
es early, when they are easier to
treat. It's important to have reg-
ular checkups and screenings,
and June is a great opportunity
to get checked.
Problems generally get worse
when ignored, and men are
pretty good at ignoring their
health. At a recent Dialogue
on Men's Health meeting corn-

whether you are a spouse, daughter, son, mother, sis-
ter, or a friend, you can make the biggest difference
in helping the men you care about live a healthy and
productive life. So encourage them to see a healthcare provider in
June, or better yet, you set the appointment for them.

with them through adulthood.
Moreover, too many men de-
fine themselves by their work,
which can add to stress.
There are also health condi-
tions that only affect men, such
as prostate cancer and lowx tes-
tosterone. Many of the major
health risks that men face -
like colon cancer or heart dis-
ease can be prevented and
treated with early diagnosis.

prised of national health lead-
ers, the barriers men face in
dealing with their health was a
point of discussion, and experts
in the field agreed that men
themselves are also a barrier by
not paying attention to health
messages. They also shared
that men are more likely to go
for check-ups when urged to
do so by someone they love.
Anchored by a Congressio-

nal health education progra.n,
Men's Health Month is cele-
brated across the country with
screenings, health fairs, media
appearances, and other health
education and outreach ac-
tivities. Community outreach
leaders, churches and health-
care providers will be working
to raise awareness of prevent-
able health problems and en-
courage early detection and
treatment of diseases among
men and boys all throughout
the country.
Whether you are a spouse,
daughter, son, mother, sister,
or a friend, you can make the
biggest difference in helping
the men you care about live
a healthy and productive life.
So encourage them to see a
healthcare provider in June, or
better yet, you set the appoint-
ment for them.
Judy Seals-Togbo, Director
of MHN's Memphis Tennessee
office and founder of the first
Men's Health Network Support
Group, a founding broad mem-
ber for Urban Health Education
Supporter Services (UHESS).


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Problems infecting and af-
fecting the Black commu-
nity must be addressed in
a serious and sincere man-
ner. Many of these problems
center around moral val-
ues that were once readily
available and in abundance
among Black Americans.
Now they are increasingly be-
coming rare.
To deal with this crisis,
there should be a focused
and concentrated effort, orig-
inating within Black church-
es, that renews hearts and
minds. This renewal should
focus on Christian moral val-
ues as the answer to the per-
vading psychological ills that
now afflict Black America.
That Blacks are in need of
spiritual, social and econom-
ic renewal is no secret. A cer-
tain segment of Blacks have
succumbed to behaviors that
most would label as counter-
productive and undignified.
Frankly, these behaviors are
embarrassing and morally
disturbing. What's worse is
that these behaviors are now
being accepted as "culturally
Under the current societal
trappings of "tolerance," "di-
versity" and moral relativ-
ism, Blacks have willingly
relinquished the painful but
necessary process of self-

There are 400 inmates
on death row in Florida -
many of these cases are
complex with many twist
and turns. Death p-ti.ilti
'.i|)", ,are just 12 percent
of the court's cases but
liir,' take up more than 50
percent of the court's time.
' Ij',<, cases cost the state
thousands of dollars, and
most of the inmates have
been on death row for more
than a decade. If the five
sentences now '.ciiir. con-
sidered are carried out, it
would make this the most
executions in Florida in a
year, since Governor Bush
executed six in 2000.
The Rev. Phil l..n i i, a Ro-
man Catholic priest, says
that while he understands
Scott's desire to be hard on
crime, "I don't think this is
the solution."
Egitto is an opponent of
the death-penalty and he

critique. This behavioral and
spiritual deficiency leads
Black culture to define "au-
thenticity" as comporting
oneself with stereotypes that
the generations of many of
our grandparents and great
grandparents sought to avoid
and overcome. In other con-
descending terms, this "au-
thenticity" is often equated
with "acting Black."
In assessing the situation,

organizes protest at each
execution. Many other op-
ponents believe this is a
cr. li).1ijtn strategy to make
it appear that Scott is hard
on crime. N', crtih','h.i no
one really knows what the
governor is thinking, and

speak out and condemn un-
acceptable behaviors, these
people passively accept and
legitimize a form of conduct
that they likely would vigor-
ously oppose if it came from
someone in their own family.
Recognizing the impotence
of so many Black churches,
we must assume that many
Black ministers are evading
discussions of personal and
communal sin. Sermons re-

hat Blacks are in need of spiritual, social and economic re-
newal is no secret. A certain segment of Blacks have suc-
cumbed to behaviors that most would label as counterpro-
ductive and undignified.

we can conclude that the
Black church has failed its
moral and spiritual obliga-
tion of leadership, because,
despite the many claims to
the contrary, the behavioral
effects and cultural degrada-
tion are now too abundant
to ignore. Of course, not all
Black churches have failed.
Collectively, however, church-
es have failed Black America.
Further, many well-mean-
ing white people, Christian
and non-Christian alike, also
are silently complicit in this
failure due to fear of reprisals
such as being labeled "racist"
or "insensitive." In refusing to

garding the guilt and shame
of socially self-limiting and
damaging behaviors obvi-
ously don't contain the po-
tent condemnation they
once did. It's a self-evident
truth predicated upon the
preponderance of detrimen-
tal activity that proliferates
within Black culture. These
activities represent moral
and spiritual captivity.
The first enslaverment of our
community was obvious, it
was an existential reality rec-
ognized by Blacks. Unwant-
ed, it was still an accepted
reality. It was challenged as a
moral evil and was abolished.

warrants and these execu-
tions are set over the next
six weeks. Many times
death warrants are blocked
in federal court, but it ap-
pears that our governor
wants to move the system
forward. During Scott's

here are 400 inmates on death row in Florida many of
these cases are complex with many twist and turns. Death
penalty appeals are just 12 percent of the court's cases
but they take up more than 50 percent of the court's time.

it is incumbent that oppo-
nents of the death-penalty
ask questions.
Not since 1989, when
Governor Bob Martinez
set a record by ic,.ii;g six
death warrants in a single
day, has a Florida gover-
nor been so eager to use
the death-penalty. Scott
recently signed three death

first year, two prisoners
were executed, three were
executed during his second
As the five current death
warrants are discussed in
the court of public opin-
ion, it will be interesting
to see how Floridians will
react to the death-penal-
ty. Many priests and pas-

This second slavery, when
fully understood, is much
more reprehensible than
the first. Though American
Blacks are physically free,
their spirits and minds are
still bound, even though the
generations of Blacks living
in America today are among
the freest Blacks ever in the
history of the world.
We know the power of the
Black church as has been
evidenced by history. The
Black church sustained gen-
erations of Blacks during
periods of American history
when society was much more
intolerant and unbecoming
than it is now. It fostered an-
elevated level of character
that included "blessing one's
enemy" while "turning the
other cheek," even when cir-
cumstances made it excep-
tionally difficult to do so.
Blacks must realize that
our cultural redemption
won't come from the tip of a
pen of a liberal politician. It
will come by returning to the
biblical values contained in
the Christian faith of their fa-
thers, facilitated by a church
that bears witness in the pul-
Derryck Green, a member of
the national advisory council
of the Project 21 Black leader-
ship network.

tors believe that execution
is barbaric and an eye for
an eye is a distorted way to
view the world. But Ameri-
can leaders, lawmakers
and judges practice this
policy every day and jus-
tice is determined by who
has the most money and
is willing to pay. Hopefully,
Scott's death warrants will
be blocked by the courts
and his priorities will shift
to a different policy. But
opponents to capital pun-
ishment must continue to
be vigilant. There is a fun-
damental pervasive sick-
ness in capital punishment
and our governor is sitting
at the head of the table. In
Florida we need more level-
headed thinking and ratio-
nal decisions made by our
Roger Caldwell is the CEO
of On Point Media Group in


I Itm to &r e Iscar

College: An impossible dream for Black males?

This question was asked in a
two-part series by The Mi1,,,
Times in their August 29th
and September 5th, 2012 edi-
tions. To their credit The Mi
ami Times presented a N.11 irl
of factors and statistical data
to provide possible answers to
this question. II!, also provid-
ed valuable insight from sev-
eritl university presidents, as
well as from other '.,.n' li, ,
,ible individuals. According to
the report the Black male un
, i .i ii.t.ii, enrollment rate in
the U.S. is about the same as
it was in 1976 -roughly four
percent. .i ii ,.pu l not men-
tioned it the 1 ii 1.l, it is well-
known that Black makes make
up more than 50 percent of the

U.S. prison population.
I .ili%, ;,, 1 i ,, i 1, l r" the
concerns and validity of the
information presented by The
Miami Times, but I believe that
a more plausible explanation
for this phenomenon can be
presented in just one sentence.
Black males do not go to col-
lege 'i iii.,itril', because there is
little to no expectation for them
to do so. There are those who
,iiijli take exception to what
seems like an overly simplistic
explanation for what appears
to be a far more complex situ-
ation. However, I Esi I'L', i- that
as you move through your
daily lives please pay attention
to the .i mt. Black males you
see walking up and down the

streets of your communities
and cities.
Try not to judgmental of the
individual you boys and men
you see, but ask yourselves
this question: Do these y,.,
men look like anyone has high
expectations for, or of them?
\\ i,,ii. r you live in Miami, as
1 do, or (lii. ,L', Detroit, At-
lanta, I'lii d, Ill. or any city
IU.-. \, where yi LII, ,,Black males
can readily observed, just take
a look. I understand that what
you see might not always be
an accurate representation of
what actually is, but in this
case there is some consistency.
What really are the family
and community expectations
for young Black males who

are taught that being anything
other than a football player, a
rapper or a lhLue is viewed as
"soft." If we really believed our
males were college material we
would treat them as such, pure
and simple, with no investment
being too great. If we really be-
lieved our males were college
material we would spend more
time exposing them to libraries
and museums at six and seven
years old, rather than turning
them into pint-sized gladiators
masquerading as football play-
ers. Life may be full of myster-
ies, but this is not one of them.

Brian Person

Dear Congress, leave Jesse Jackson, Jr. alone!
I would just like to say that the throes of a severe bipo- back into court or the spot- have the mental capacity to
the Congress and the judicial lar disorder crisis. They have light for some other thing that deal with now and may not be
system needs to leave Jes- their conviction and him out can be waived and not keep for a long time.
sic Jackson, Jr. alone. They of Congress, now just leave making his illness worse, by
should realize and accept that him alone and allow him to having him continually deal Ronald Harris M.D.
the man is very ill. He is in get well. Without hauling him with things that he does not Miami

B' ROGER CALDWELL, Miami Times Columnist,

Scott leads capital punishment band

Does hip-hop encourage

violence in today's youth?

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Braynon Elementary

celebrates Career Day

-Miami Times photos/D. Kevmin McNeir
Children from Liberty City's Lenora
Braynon Smith Elementary School were
visited by police officers, attorneys, jour-
nalists, fire fighters, doctors, nurses, social
workers, educators and a host of other
professionals during their annual Career
Day. Guidance counselor Richard Muller
planned the event and was assisted by the
school's principal, Dr. Contessa Bryant.
Guests were treated to lunch and entertain-
ment from Mr. Ditzler's third grade home-
room class. Pictured are the star perform-
ers before and after the performance.

Life goes on for former

lieutenant governor

Jennifer Carroll: "I have a politicalfuture" M

By Anthony Man

Two months after resigning,
former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Car-
roll maintains she did nothing
wrong and harbors some bad
feelings about the way she was
treated, but says "life's great."
She resigned abruptly in
March after she was interviewed
by investigators looking into
public relations consulting work
she did for Allied Veterans of the
World. State and federal aiu-
thorities went after Allied Veter-
ans, which operated storefront
gambling operations that took
in $300 million while portray-
ing itself as a veterans charity.
Emissaries from Gov. Rick Scott
asked her to quit. Carroll said
last Thursday night in Boca Ra-
ton she acquiesced to the de-
mand even though she said
she did nothing wrong be-
cause she's a team player.
"I was asked by the admin-
istration to leave," she said,
speaking to a gathering of 400
Republicans exploring ways to
make their party more attractive
to Black voters. "And I honored
their request. And I was a good
team player and moved out the
way. But life is good. I worked

for him and if the governor as
the commander in chief wants
a resignation from anyone that
works for him, particularly if
you're a team player, that's
what you're going to do."
Carroll was elected by the vot-
ers, but said remaining in office
when Scott wanted her to leave
wasn't a realistic option. Asked
in a brief news conference be-
fore the political event if she'd
been treated fairly by Scott, Car-
roll said, "Anyone in my shoes
would probably say no. I would
have preferred to have a conver-
sation directly with the gover-
nor. But I can't bring back the
past. What I can do is look to-
wards the future.., and to help
my family most importantly so
that they can enjoy life without
Carroll said she "served the
taxpayers very well" as lieuten-
ant governor and before that
as a state representative from
northeast Florida. "In both of
my capacities, I worked very dil-
igently for the people of the state
of Florida."
She now works for Global Dig-
ital Solutions, which does engi-
neering and technical consult-
ing work, and is merging with

Former Lt. Gov. of Florida
Airtronic USA Inc, a design and
manufacturing company that
makes small arms. Despite the
controversy, she said she "abso-
lutely" sees herself as having a
political future.
"I have a political future any-
where," she said. "I didn't do
anything wrong."
The state'sibeen operating, ap-
parently without any ill effects,
without a lieutenant governor
for more than 11 weeks, but
Carroll said the post is needed.
"It's a very large state," she

Florida braces for record-

breaking rainfall,

Tornadoes ebb for now as concern

over hurricanes increases

By Doyle Rice

A tornado onslaught that
pummeled Oklahoma twice in
12 days and killed 37 people
there is likely to ebb this week,
setting the stage for a new focus
for the nation's storm outlook:
hurricanes. Meteorologists are
watching the Gulf of Mexico
for development of a tropical
storm that could drench Flori-
da later in the week.
"It's possible that we'll see
something forming in the Gulf
this week," said AccuWeather
meteorologist Alan Reppert.
But whether it becomes a
storm or not, more rainfall is
likely in Florida throughout
the week, which could lead to
localized flooding, he said.
The six-month Atlantic hur-
ricane season officially began
Saturday and lasts until Nov.
30. The first tropical storm to
develop will be named Andrea.

The federal government pre-
dicts an above-average hur-
ricane season in the Atlantic
this year, with seven to 11 hur-
ricanes expected. A typical sea-
son, based on the years 1981-
2010, has six hurricanes. Two
of the biggest private weather
forecasting companies, Ac-
cuWeather and The Weather
Channel, also predicted an ac-
tive hurricane season.
After a calm start to the
tornado season, the last two
weeks of May unleashed a
series of deadly tornado out-
breaks across the nation's
midsection. This includes the
terrifying outbreak Friday
night near Oklahoma City
that killed 13 people, includ-
ing three storm chasers and
injured dozens. Twenty-four
died in nearby Moore, Okla.,
in a twister May 20.
The 37 people killed by tor-
nadoes in Oklahoma last

month made it the deadli-
est month for twisters in the
state since May 1999, when
40 people died, according to
data from the Storm Predic-
tion Center.
May is usually the busiest
month for tornadoes in the
U.S., according to the National
Climatic Data Center. There
were more than 200 reports
of tornadoes in the nation in
May, the vast majority in the
final two weeks of the month,
the Storm Prediction Center
reports. That's actually below
the recent average for May of
250 tornadoes.
Heavy rain brought flooding
across much of the Midwest
over the past few days. Three
people in Missouri died as a
result of the flooding. As of
Sunday afternoon, 170 river
gauges were at flood stage, the
National Weather Service said.
Many parts of Missouri, Iowa
and Illinois are at continued
risk from flooding this week.
Areas near the Mississippi
River are at highest risk.

NW seniors get nearly $6

million in scholarships

By D. Kevin McNeir

Miami Northwestern Senior
High School Principal Wallace
Aristide was all smiles last Mon-
day morning during the school's
Senior Awards Breakfast and
with good reason. Out of a class
of 340 graduating seniors, 190
have been college-
an increase of 10 percent over
2012. In addition, the graduat-
ing class received a record $5.7
million in scholarships and
grants to attend their schools of
choice. And Aristide says more
money continues to pour in.
But what was the spark that
caused the improvement at
Northwestern? Aristide says
that helping students have the
chance to attend college has
happened, in part, because of
a unique partnership formed
in 2011 between Northwestern,
Florida International Univer-

sity [FIU] and JPMorgan Chase
known as The Education Effect.
The $1 million initiative sup-
ports the college-going culture
that Aristide routinely cham-
pions. Since the partnership
was formed, Northwestern has
gone from a D to a B school, in-
creased its graduation rate from
64 to 74 percent and increased
the number of students earning
a 3.0 and above by 15 percent.
"We always had four or five
students get football scholar-
ship at FIU but we only had one
or two go there for academics -
until now," he said. "Not only are
we supporting our students who
want to be prepared for college,
but we have a huge number of
programs that teach technical
and computer skills. Not every
child wants to go to college. But
we should make sure that those
who don't have skills, that can
earn themselves a decent wage,
like cosmetology, culinary arts

or auto repair."
"We have changed the mind-
set here at Northwestern," Aris-
tide added. "We had to convince
students to buy into the change
but once they did it was amaz-
ing how much they improved.
These kids are hungry and this
year we've broken all records for
scholarships and those -admitted
to college or the armed forces."
According to Colonel Marc
Garcia, the school's senior Army
instructor, 17 students are now
part of the JROTC program -
another record. And six seniors
have enlisted in the armed ser-
vices, receiving $50,000 schol-
arships under the GI bill.
FlU President Mark B. Rosen-
berg said he is particularly
proud of the graduating seniors.
"The principal is leading this
change and we see these stu-
dents transforming right before'
our eyes," he said. All I can say
is 'Go Bulls.'"


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Heat wins Eastern Conference

continued from 1A

Miami Heat. For the third straight year, the Heat
are headed to the tide round
James scored .32 points and grabbed eight
rebounds, ailing Dv.-,ane Wade matched his best
effort of this postseason with 21 points and the
Heat ran away from the Indiana Pacers 9Q-76
in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on
Monday night.
Next up for Miami. Game 1 of the title round.
at home against the San Antonio Spurs rion
'This is what it s all about.' James said. 'I
dreamed about opportunities like this as a kid
to have a Game 7, no matter at home or on the
road. And that game allows you to advance to
the finals I have had multiple dreams about it.
To see a dream become a reality. I'm just \.ery
blessed Our team is blessed. And we re just
happy that w.e are able to represent the Eastern
Conference in the finals'
The aggression was spearheaded by James at
b.-th ends. starting w,ith his lockdow.n defense on
Paul George anrid outscoring the Pacers from the
foul line himself. 15-14. Wade had the boutnce-
back night he and his painful right knee have
needed for a while, not just with the 21 points

but with a game-high six offensive rebounds.
And the Heat controlled the backboards, winning
the rebound matchup 43-36.
Moments like this can define your career,"
Wade said "Situations when you're looking like
when everyone is counting yocu out, you're
looking down. to, see how you respond. And I feel
like we as a team. we respond ver', well. I feel like
we have indi\iduals on our team that respond
\er, %\ell when adversity, hits
Roy Hibbert scored IS points for the Pacers,
who got 14 from David West, 13 from George Hill
and 10 from Lance Stephenson. All-Star Paul
George was held to seven points on 2-for-9 shoot-
ing arid fouled out early in the fourth quarter
More than a few people didn t stick around to see
the East title formally presented After all, it s an
all-or-nothing season for the Heat and this
trophy isn't the one that "ill satisfy them.
Ray Alien added 10 points for Miami, which
earned its 78th victor' of the season, matching
the I1th-best, sirigle--secson total in NBA histo,-
it could ha'.e ended on Mondas of course, with
the Heat coming off their worst offensive out-
ing of the year in Game 6. They responded with
a rout, despite shooungjust under 40 percent,
%%ell below their norm.
'By any means necessary, we took care
of business." James said.

McMillan and mother say

that his arrest was unfair

continued from 1A

would not take the officers to
his parents and attempted to
leave the beach area. The of-
ficers got off their ATVs in or-
der to .detain the youth. They
added that McMillian gave
them "dehumanizing stares."
"He had closed arms,
clenched fists and pulled his
arm away," said M-DPD De-
tective Alvaro Zabaleta. "Once
he was approaching the road,
the officers restrained him.
Again, his body language was
that he was stiffening up and
pulling away. Now you're re-
sisting officers at that point
and 'when the hands are
swinging and you're resisting
officer.., that's a threat. You
have to be taken into custo-
The officer's report also indi-
cated that a-very large crowd
began to gather and that the

officers called for additional
units to respond in emergen-
cy mode because they were
fearful of their safety.

The cell phone video does
not corroborate the officer's
statement. What it does show
is McMillian being held on
the ground by force with the
arm of one officer around the
boy's neck.
"I feel that should have
never happened," McMillian
said. "I don't like it. Then my
[puppy] got hurt . when
the police grabbed me and
slammed me down. It makes
me feel sad. I wasn't do-
ing anything just walking
McMillian's mother says
she began to film the inci-
dent when she realized that
her son was having difficulty
breathing because of the of-


A screen shot from a cell phone video of officers detaining
14-year-old Tremaine McMillian. Did they use unnecessary force?

ficer's pressure around his
"There was no reason to
slam him on the ground the
way they did," Holmes said.
"He's a child not an adult.
This is wrong. I want justice."
Holmes added that the "po-
lice report was not accurate."
McMillian was charged with
a felony for resisting arrest

with violence, and disorderly
conduct. At the Juvenile Jus-
tice Center, an assistant pub-
lic defender entered a plea of
not guilty for McMillian and
asked the state to reconsider
the charges against his client.
Judge Maria DeJesus San-
toveria set a trial date for July
16th at 9 a.m. and chose not
to reconsider the charges.

No cash to fix Broward ailing schools

By Karen Yi

Older schools in Broward
County are caving in to years of
deferred maintenance.
Ceiling tiles sag and crumble
when it rains, Students and
teachers say they're sick from
poor air quality and must trek
through puddles to get to their
classrooms, often sitting in hall-
ways for lunch because there's no
dry place to eat.

"It's bad, but it's going to get
worse," Superintendent Robert
Runcie said. "The longer you put
things off ... the hole's just going
to get larger."
The school board on Monday is
set to discuss its budget priorities
for the next five years, conceding
there's not enough funds to prop-
erly maintain the district's 2,400
buildings. Without a major boost
in state funding, Runcie said the
district may ask local taxpayers

to foot the bill. Some members of
the district's facilities task force
want underenrolled schools to be
shut down and the savings used
to fix crumbling schools.
"Someone's going to have to
make that tough decision. If we
can't maintain schools that we
need, we certainly can't maintain
those we don't need," said Andrew
Ladanowski, chairman of the task
State cuts to the capital bud-

get in 2008 forced the district to
slash $1.8 billion in construc-
tion projects, including replacing
18 older schools. But even after
that, internal auditors found the
building department mistakenly
overpaid contractors, misman-
aged contracts and skirted laws
and policies.
"Everyone keeps blaming the
state," Ladanowsldki said. "We
have to take responsibility of how
we mismanaged that money."

Officials correct falsified statements about Holmes

continued from 1A

deem to be fragile and need-
ing additional support,, will
fall under the purview of the
ETO. Others may no longer
need to be on the list. Dur-
ing last week's town hall
meeting at Miami Northwest-
ern Senior High School, we
did discuss the possibility of
consolidating schools so that
disbursements made possi-
ble because of the passage of
the school referendum [bond]
could go further in our efforts

to improve resources to ev-
ery school. One change that
we believe the community
will like is our plan to repur-
pose Charles R. Drew Middle
School [1801 NW 60th Street].
It will continue to grow as a
K-8 center we'll add 7th
grade in the fall and 8th grade
the following year."
Another misnomer about
Holmes is that it is still a fail-
ing school.
"Holmes is a C school not
an F school and continues
to benefit from being an ETO
designated school," said Dr.

Pablo Ortiz, assistant superin
tendent, ETO. There are four
layers of support from which
ETO designated schools ben-
efit: improve teacher quality;
develop instructional leaders;
expand wraparound services
for students; and increase
parent and community in-
Our calls to the principal
of Holmes Elementary were
not returned as she was said
to be behind closed doors in
In 2011, ETO was expanded
to 26 schools by adding three

elementary and four middle
schools and an additional
$6 million in School Improve-
ment Grant [SIG] funding. To-
day, ETO has expanded to 66
schools: 27 elementary, 11
middle and two senior high
schools for a total of 36 el-
ementary, 18 middle and 12
senior high schools. The ETO
functions as a hybrid region
and collaborates with and
supports the schools in opera-
tions, advocacy, curriculum
and instruction, school im-
provemient and professional

FAMU ex-band member plead no contest in hazing

continued from 1A

hotel parking lot.
No one has acknowledged
striking Champion during the
ritual known as "Crossing Bus
C," but detectives estimated
he absorbed 300 blows while
running through a gantlet of
Fourteen ex-members of the
Florida A&M University band
have been charged in Champi-
on's death, including four who
pleaded no contest.

Former band members Ryan
Dean and Brian Jones received
community-service sentences
from Circuit Judge Marc Lu-
bet last year; Wills will be sen
lenced I-ij ,I.,- Caleb Jackson
is likely to receive prison time
when he is sentenced later this
Defense lawyer Carlus
ilaynes said Turner tried to
persuade Champion not to
submit to the hazing.
"He tried to tell Mr. Cham-
pion, 'You don't have to do
this and get the respect or the

credibility that you're look
ing for.' But it was something
that [Champion] wanted,"
Haynes said. Once Champion
decided to go through the haz
ing, Turner became a "helper,"
trying to aid Champion in his
run to safety at the back of the
bus, the lawyer said.
The fatal beating of Cham-
pion, 26, took place after the
Florida Classic, the annual
football game at the Citrus
Bowl between rivals FAMU
and Bethune-Cookman Uni-
versity. His death led to the

band's indefinite suspension,
the sudden retirement of long-
time band director, Julian
White and the ouster of FAMU
President James Ammons.
Champion's parents sued
FAMU, the bus company, the
bus driver and the hotel, alleg-
ing all could have prevented
their son's death. The univer-
sity offered to settle the case
for $300,000, the most per
mitted by state law without a
special vote of the Legislature.
The parents' lawyer rejected
the proposal.

Obama's Africa trip a test?

continued from 1A

Two of the three African
countries Obama will visit -
Tanzania and Senegal treat
homosexuality as a crime,
not a human right. While the
White House has issued a
statement saying the presi-
dent "unequivocally advocates
against violence
and discrimi-
nation" against
gays and lesbi-
ans around the
world, it's unclear
whether Obama
will speak out
against Africa's
anti-gay laws dur-
ing his visit to the
continent. OBW
But that's just
what Micheal Ighodaro wants
the U.S. president to do. A
former gay rights activist in
Nigeria, Ighodaro sought asy-
lum in the U.S. last year after
being repeatedly beaten and
threatened in that country. He
says if Obama speaks out in
support of gay rights in Africa
that he will one day be able to
return home without fear of
being imprisoned simply for
being gay.
"I think Obama's voice will
go a long way if he says that
African governments need to
realize that we have rights,
too. I think this is the right


time for him to bring up this
topic with (Nigerian President)
Goodluck Jonathan," says Ig-
But to do that, Obama must
decide whether his global sup-
port of gay rights outweighs
his grand pronouncement
that "Africa's future is up to
If, in this case, he decides
that his quest
for global human
rights really is
more important
a than his support
of African self-de-
termination, what
levers can Obama
pull to move the
continent's na-
tions away from
wiA their intolerance
of gays and lesbi-
ans? While many are heavily
dependent on U.S. foreign aid,
the Obama administration is
probably reluctant to threaten
a cutoff of this dole now that
China has supplanted the
U.S. as Africa's biggest trading
partner. Instead, the president
will have to rely upon public
attempts at moral persuasion
-- and private jawboning ses-
sions -- with African leaders to
bridge the divide between his
position on a pullback from
hegemony and his global push
for gay rights.
DeWayne Wickham writes
on Tuesday for USA TODAY.



G-d says, "Man has nothing but what
he or she strives for.", ,
G-d says, "Every man or woman's fate .
(life) is fastened (tied) around their own neoks."
G-d says. "No bearer of burdens can bear
the burdens of another."
We African Americans are responsible for our own des-,
tiny. If we don't have a functional community it's because
we don't work together to achieve our goals. ,
We fought for the freedom of not being a slave in this
country. We fought in wars for this country; our constitution
says "freedom and justice for all". .
Everyone who comes to America pushes their own inter-
ests, which does n6t include you. They take care Of thbm-
selves. Let us look at other communities, and how they are
making progress, look at ours. The difference is that they
protect their community's interests for a future in their com-
munity. :
Unless we become conscious of developing our own,
community, spend our money with our own businesses,
build and develop for our own future; we will stay POWER-
LESS in Miami and in America.
Can we ever get over the fact that the white man is not
Responsible for us? '"





6A [ll. iMIAMI TIM.(, JUNE 5-11, 201,

Italy's first Black minister

defiant in face of racist slurs

/ "-I."---- -

--Phot) corfrlr''y Carlise Development Group
NO PLACE LIKE HOME; Anchorage Apartments, 2320 NW 62nd Street, is Libr.i ly City's newest facility for aged out
foster children.

Aged out foster care children get

much needed housing assistance

Anchorage Apartments opens in Liberty City

By D. Kevin McNair
1,111, il' t ir" itlll'illliili ll~llt'l }i\(< lt

Life for foster li I, ii often
-consists of li;,, bounced from
one home to another, '.',iI
Ih.. i ..k' enough to find a
foster home and family with
whom il,,. feel comfortable,
never know how 1,-j', that rela-
liorr'Jii.p will last. What's more,
when children reach 18, they no
l-,r':r qi.:.2:?', for foster care and
are often put out on their own,
r'g'_rdi,')s of whether they are
ready to take care of themselves
or not.
To help these, j1 i deal with
the <-. .l,::.j;,if-.- effects of aging
out of foster care, a new 22-unit
apartm ent ',.['2[, ;. '.' :.. v '. ,.,ii!-,
opened in i.-r-, .n i., Anchor-
age Apartments ..x .e .'.'. 62nd
Street] will devote nine of its
units to youth that were former-
ly in foster care. The other units
will be available to working

State senator and
Hayden in 1997.

i.,,iii- and indclividu-
als I.i 'between ,,
and ,, percent of the
Area Median Income,
I lie ,\1 '.11 1 ii I 'li were
i,,iiI by C iil'.i, De-
velopment Group and
were iriJpii1 by urg-
ings from County Com-


missioner Audrey 'Ed-
"At one point my office was
hit with an influx of youth and
many of them were homeless
young adults with no where
to go," she said. "The County
had been granted NSP dollars
"'r.r,,'iv-h the Hope 6 expansion
project and we had property
available. So, we used $5 mil-
lion of the expansion money in
order to '',:i.'ii, this project aimed
towards I~liilii; housing for
foster chjlI.rcni that were aged
out of the system. Carlisle put
in an additional $1 million dol-
lars. In summary, we entered

-Photo John Hayes
Los Angeles mayoral candidate Tom

Sweatshops attract

Western investors

Token remedies race to the bottom

By Tom Hayden

With the death of more than 1,000 innocent young women in
a Bangladesh factory collapse, there is hope that conditions will
finally improve in the sweatshops where garments are manufac-
tured for \\ i' -n consumers.
Count me as a skeptic. The capitalist dictum of comparative
advantage, written long ago by Adam Smith and David Ricardo,
encourages countries like Bangladesh to showcase themselves
as low-wage havens with few if any regulations or unions. Re-
cently, Western multinationals have been shifting to Bangladesh
from China China! Comparative advantage turns out to be a
race to the bottom, and the bottom is hell.
Corporations such as the Gap and Wal-Mart benefit from the
systemic corruption of places such as Bangladesh and Pakistan.
How is it p,,i.ibl, to "reform" a country where low wages and no
safety regulations are the main attraction to Western investors?
The effort by some Western companies to pay for factory
safety and improve working conditions might be well-intended.
It's time for truly independent auditing as well, instead of the
companies paying for internal monitors. But these are token
remedies that run against the grain of the push toward the bot-
Only the threat of corporations actually pulling out, as the
Disney Corp. has done, will get the attention of decision-mak-
ers. If and when Bangladesh implements reforms that actually
improve worker safety and wages, then and only then should
American corporations consider re-investing.
Sweatshop conditions were reformed in America after the Tri-
angle Shirtwaist fire of 1911, and became a bedrock of the New
Deal. The'garment industry then moved to the Southern "right
to work" states to escape labor laws. When the civil rights move-
ment arose, those companies exported.their manufacturing to
South Asia and Central America.

into a public-private
Edmonson says she
has met with some of
the youth and is total-
ly convinced that this
was the right decision
to make.
"I just wish we had

had enough money to
build a larger ; ,,,1f| ,, ,,." she
said. "We have not helped these
youth in the past like we should
have, but this time we're doing
the right thing providing so-
cial services that will teach them
how to survive on their own
while giving them a place to live
that they can afford."
"While the Anchorage Apart-'
ments will provide affordable
housing, -1 ,lii.., and a possible

"-= --, ... -''-7 7 "'"

springboard to .- It .i. h.,.
for '.i,_ i ...,'iii,.' out of the ','.
tern, there are still so many oth-
ers out there who deserve the
same oppor'ii;' ," said Mat-
thew Greer, CEO of (. nli',.
"Carlisle will continue .i rli
toward serving that population,
This is the kind of project that
is incredibly rare. But with the
support of Commissioner Ed
monson, as well as Our Kids, we
all came to the conclusion that
these youth without families,
some without jobs and others
without the needed education
to sustain themselves, deserved
a chance to better equip them-
selves for the future. Now ser-
vices can be provided to them
much easier because they all
live in the same complex in an
environment that is safe and
close to public transportation."

By Catherine Harnby

Italy's 'ir- r Black minister
has responded to a barrage
of sexist and racial insults
by sa, io she is proud to be
Black, not coloured, and that
Italy is not really a racist coun-
Cecile K, en ,,:. an eye doctor
and Italian ,:itiz,-n :rnsl
from Democratic Republic
of Congo (DRC), was named
integration minister by Prime
.limistcr Enrico Letta last Sat-
urday, one of seven women in
the new government.
Since then, she has been the
isubiilje,. t of taunts on far-right
websites, which have branded
her with names such as "Con-
golese m,-nke" 'Z'.li." and
"the Elai. k m:ti-Iltdliahn".
She also faced race-tinged
insults from Mario Borghezio, a
Euaropean parliament member
of the pro-devolution Northern
League, which has been allied
in the past with former Prime
Minister Silvio 13B'lLIsronii
In reference to Ki',,crin,'-. 1,ir
ghezio ,o'II.i-d Letta's coalition a
'hi C,'i bonga g'-,%r irinent" -nt a
jlo, ,i the "bjur,'._% bunga"
*antics under Berlusconi and
s,.iil she herself .pHti-rrcd to
be "a good housewife but not a
.K':e,'er u(l.-, the com-
ments, which the speaker of
the lower house Laura Boldrini
labelled "racist vulgarities".
Kyenge plans to push for legis-
lation, opposed by the League,
that would allow children born
in Italy to immigrant parents
to get automatic citizenship
instead of waiting until 18 to
"I arrived in Italy alone at 18
years old, and I don't believe, in

giving up in front of obstacles,"
Kyenge, who left DRC so she
could pursue her studies in
medicine, said.
She also rejected the term
"i:.l.-iird used to describe her
in many Italian press reports,
saying: "I am not coloured,
I am Black and I say it with
Millhuns ,f' ,:-ri-r. ts left
Italy in the 19th and 20th cen-
turies but the country has had
difficulties integrating citizens
from other countries who come
seeking work.
Kyenge, who is married to an
Italian, 'said she did not view
Italy as a pItr,:r[L.-larl racist
country, and believed that hos-
tile attitudes stem mainly from
Iral-. his a trdditi,:, of wel-
coming and offering hospital-
ity towards others. We
recognize these traditions and
apply them day to day," she
Boldrini herself told a news-
paper on Friday that she had
received daily death threats
online and a stream of messag-
es containing sexually violent
"When a woman takes up
piibli<. office, sexist aggres-
sion sets off against her, and
whether simple gossip or vio-
lent..,it always uses the same
vocabulary of humiliation and
submission," Boldrini told La
Repubblica newspaper.
":'We shouldn't be afraid to
say that this is an under-
ground culture, shared in
someway. In my view: an
emergency in Italy," she said,
pointing to regular cases of
Italian women being murdered
or abused by men, often by
husbands or partners.



On behalf of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa, the Board of County
Commissioners, the Public Works and Waste Management Department and Miami-Dade Parks, you are cordially
invited to join:
Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson, District 3

for the

Grand Re-Opening Celebration

of Olinda Park
Enjoy ribbon-cutting ceremonies, family-style festivities with music, a kids bounce house, free popcorn
and snow cones, and flag football and dodge volleyball competitions! Parents can also register their
kids for Miami-Dade County Parks' Fit2Play Summer Camp program. And, don't miss the Miami-Dade
Police Department's helicopter and crime prevention bus tours! The park re-opens after a two-year
improvement project that involved soil remediation and facility updates, including new:

* Fitness Zone
*Sports field
* Multi-purpose court

Saturday, June 8, 2013
10:00 AM
2101 NW51 St.
M;,mi, FL 33142

* Remodeled recreation center Basketball court lighting
SPlayground with shade canopy and artificial turf Lighted walkway
* Bleachers Irrigation system

Funded by:
Quality Neighborhood
Improvement Program (QNIP),
'!:t '.'f Community Development Block Grant,
MIAMIaADE.:} Capital Outlay Reserve Funds,
3353 ~Utility Service Fee, and Impact Fees

To request malarial In accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or sign language Interpreter services (7 days in advance), call 305.755-7848.




Attempt to shine from the inside, out

By Arthur Lee Hall, Jr.

If you are one of those kind of
people who were lucky enough
to build healthy relationships
with other people in the past,
then you're probably familiar
with the good feeling of cross-
ing paths with old friends again
after years and years have gone
by. Some of those happy long-
time-no-see moments have
probably even served as valu-
able lessons in life.
One of my lessons began in
a prison chow hall, a building
where inmates go to eat and
sometimes mingle whenever
officers assigned to supervise
feeding are not aggressively
enforcing the no-talking in the
chow hall rule. On this particu-
lar morning, the chow hall was
already full of inmates enjoying
their morning meal when I ar-
rived through the door in line
with other inmates from my
dormitory. The slow, inch by

inch movement of the
chow hall line gave me
an opportunity to keep
up an old habit that I
had developed over the
years, which is carefully
survey surroundings
before receiving my tray
through the food flap


and finally sitting down at one
of the four-seated tables in the
dining area. From a distance,
I spotted a new face at the in-
stitution, but one that closely
resembled one of my homeboys
who I did time with at UCI back
in the days named Jermaine.
At first, I scoffed at the possi-
bility of this person being him
because, after 16 long years
have gone by, I saw no appar-
ent signs of aging. Even still,
the closer I got to where he was
at, the more I began to realize
that he was indeed my home-
boy, Jermaine, from South Mi-
"Jermaine!," I blurted out im-

Man had sex with

Sent nude photos to her dad, cops say

By Ihosvani Rodriguez

A Miramar man is accused
of having sex with a minor an
estimated 50 to 100 times and
sending explicit photos of the
girl to the child's father because
of an ongoing dispute between
the two men.
During a first-appearance
court hearing Thursday, Ta-
varis Adams, 28, was ordered
held at Broward County's Main
Jail on a $250,000 bond. He is
facing multiple counts of lewd
acts with a minor, transmitting
child pornography and is ac-
cused of threatening to kill the
girl's grandmother.
According to a Hollywood po-
lice report, the girl's father went
to police to complain about Ad-
ams having sex with his teen-
age daughter
Adams began having sex with
the 15-year-old girl from May
2011 ihr-ouglh August 2012, ac-

cording to the report. The sex
acts took place primarily inside
a car and at a Miramar home
belonging to Adams' mother,
according to the report.
The teen is not being identi-
fied because of her age.
According to the report, Ad-
ams repeatedly sent the girl's
father nude photos of her and
text messages describing sexual
acts he was performing with the
child, according to the report.
He also threatened the girl's
grandmother, saying he would
"shoot her and kill all the ba-
bies in the house," according to
the police report.
When questioned, the girl ini-
tially denied having sex with
Adams. She also told police
she took the photos herself and
sent them to Adams, who would
then forward the images to the
father, the report stated.
The father told police the on-
going feud was over his daugh-

S pulsively. He looked up
from his tray almost im-
Smediately, squinting his
eyes in an effort to reg-
ister my face. After he
4 was able to finally real-
ize who I was, we both
Rushed to the juice ma-
LL chine to give each other
dap, exchanged quick it's-good-
to-see-you-agains, then prom-
ised to meet on the recreation
yard to do some catching up.
Later on that day, as we chat-
ted leisurely by the dip bars, I
couldn't help but to notice that
his two front teeth were miss-
ing. But before I could ask
him about it, he took it upon
himself to explain that he lost
them playing chain gang foot-
ball, then asked if it was pos-
sible to receive dental plates at
the institution. My answer was
affirmative but I couldn't resist
the urge to fire back a question
about the psychological impact
of living without them. With

ter h

the cool demeanor that I've al-
ways known him to have, he
responded, "Naw man, it's only
a minor flaw in my outward
appearance. As long as there
are no flaws in my character,
I'm straight."
He didn't have to stay any-
more. As I nodded my head
slowly in agreement, the weight
of his words sunk in.
Instead of being overly con-
cerned about how well we look
on the outside, more emphasis
should be put on how radiant
we are on the inside. Besides,
the exterior of a man is merely
for the eyes of other men to be-
hold, minuscule in comparison
to his deeds, personality and
moral fiber. And just as God
does not like ugly, if a man
says or does repulsive things
before his fellow man, he could
easily become someone who
we all know but never want
to see no matter how good
looking he think he is.

15-year-old girl
told Adams she was 17, the re-
port said. It indicated they con-
./ tinued to have sex even after
(. -^she admitted being 15.
'- | Adams initially said he was
20, the teen told investigators.
Adams was arrested last
.- .- Wednesday morning after he
"-.. -- failed to show up for a proba-
-" :"''tion meeting and allegedly tried
to run the girl's grandmother
off the road, Broward Assistant
fState Attorney Eric Linder said
in court last Thursday.
During the hearing, Adams
TAVARIS ADAMS repeatedly expressed disbelief
TAVARISand said he didn't do anything.
having a sexual relationship "This is crazy. I don't know
Adams. what is going on," Adams said.
ie teen later changed her He added that he had just fin-
y and told police that she ished serving seven months in
having sex with Adams "al- jail and had been out for only
t every day," saying she had two weeks. He told the judge
with him up to 100 times, he had just found a job at a car
)rding to the report. She wash.
she initially lied because Adams is serving proba-
ms was threatening her tion through 2015 on burglary
ly. charges, according to Holly-
hen they first met, the girl wood police.

Court sends state worker drug-testing case t

Governor must show public safety risk

By Kathleen Haughney

over whether the state can drug
test its employees is not over -
but a federal appeals court made
clear Wednesday that most state
workers likely can't be subjected
to random testing,
The Atlantabased court or-,
dered US, District Judge Ursula
Ungaro of Miami to reconsider
her 2011 ruling that voided Gov,
Rick Scott's drug-testing pro-
gram, However, the opinion was
very clear that random or ",,1i
cionless" testing of state ciiiliiv
ees was illegal in most cases.
"The only employment-related
rationales that the [U.S.] Su-
preme Court has endorsed as
being 'l-,tiffiIii tojuiif\ suspi-
cionless drug 'csling are a 'sub-
stantial and real' risk to public
saf'-t', or direct involvement in
drug interdiction tunct.ons."

wrote Judge Stanley Marcus of
the llth U.S. District Court of
But Marcus, writing for a
unanimous "hrl'-juiili pan-
el, said Ungaro had written an
over-broad opinion disallowing
drug tests for all 85,000 state
employees who work for exec-
utive-branch agencies. He sent
the case back to Ungaro to de-
cide whether employees fell into
"safety-sensitive and non-safe-
ty-sensitive positions."
Marcus cited figures showing
that as many as 33,000 workers
Such as law enforcement or
prison guards who carry weap-
ons, or people op'i.liiig. heavy
machinery could fall under a
"safety-sensitive position" and
could be tested.
Scott, shortly after entering of-
fice in 2011, issued an executive
order directing all employees of
agencies under his control to

Florida Governor
be randomly drug-tested. The
American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Em=
il.,, ,c-, backed by the Ameri-
can Civil Liberties Union, sued,
blocking the order from taking
The ACLU said in a statement
that it was "h'>' l.i, 1 forward" to
a new iliii i court trial "where
the governor will have to show
how each of his 85,000 employ-

Two tried to extort $3,000 from reality TV employee

By Tonya Alanez

Two women are facing extortion
charges after holding a cellphone
for $3,000 ransom and threaten
ing to sell information contained
in it to the celebrity-gossip web-
site TMZ, police reports show.
Sonia Brown, 35, and C'liir-
McQueen, 23, both of Miami, ar=
ranged to sell back the phone at
Joe's Crab Shack on Uii-.-'.ii,
Drive in Lauderhill, where they
were arrested 1 i '.dN evening.
The women threatened to sell
"secretive and sensitive business
information" about True Enter-
tainment, a r'hliif production
company, contained in the phone
to TMZ unless the phone's owner
paid for its return, according to
police reports.
McQueen found the iPhone on
SunLid. at Mango's Tropical Cafe
in Miami Beach. It belonged to
Malika F.. iiit, of Atlanta, a True
Entertainment employee, police

reports said.
True Entertainment, accord-
ing to its website, is based in New
York City and Los Angeles and
creates reality and documentary
programming, such as "The Real
Housewives of Atlanta."
According to police reports, the
cellphone scheme unfolded like
Browln nnd McQueen browsed
through the phone and found
contact inloruiation for Jove Chin,
True Entertainient's executive in
charge of production.
During the next few days, they
contacted Chin several times by
phone calls and text messages to
make their demands, saying "ihe
phone contained valuable infor
nation and that if payoninl was
not made the information fromin
the phone would be sold to TVMZ,."
Chin negotiated with the wor-
en, saying she was willing to pay
but needed time to ,,1li. i the

Sonia Brown (left) and Chloe
McQueen (right.
When Brown and McQueen
showed up at Joe's Crab Shack
for the payoff, Broward sheriff's
detectives arrested them. Mc-
Queen had the iPhone with hier.
Everette declined to commentl
Thursday without first consult
ing her boss. Chin, despite two
voicemail messages, could not be
reached for comment.
Brown antd McQueen confessed
to the extortion scheme, the police
reports said, but each blamed the
other "for being the main culprit."
Extortion is a second degree fel-
ony punishable by up to 15 years
in prison.

ees presents a ser
risk in order to test t
Scott's office relea
apologetic statement
"M.,I, Floridians a
to take drug tests in
place and it is on
state workers paid w
er funds to be require
same," he said, addi
go forward in arguii
in both the appella
courts in order toe
taxpayer funds are
from misuse by er
state workforce is dr

Jalisica Williams shot in chest while walking in Pompano Beach
A 15-year-old girl was expected to survive alter being .rhit n tl hp :riest in
Pompano Beach and Browar.d Sheriff'$ detectives were 3tall rig tu I..,, leernage
boys about the shooting, late last Monday.
The victim was identified as dalisica Williams by cousin Tes;ia jorhnsuri, I:',
also of Pompano Beach.
"I heard that she got shot by some boy arid she ran all the way down to mn
auntie's house," Johnson said.
According to sheriff's spokeswoman Dani Moschella: The viclitmi va- .A'alting
near 1600 NW 11th Circle with relative Shantoria Williahm., 14, arnd two 15-l;ear-
old boys they knew. At 5:49 p.m., one of the boys pulled out a gun and shot
Jalisica Williams. The two girls then walked west along liorth'wesl 12th Drive to
a relative's home about two blocks away.
Pompano Beach Fire Rescue treated trhe girl at the scene and Br.ojard Sheriff
Fire Rescue took her to Broward Health Medical Center by helicopter. Her inju-
ries did not appear to be life-threatening, officials said.
Charges are pending. Moschella said.

Student shot in the leg at Redland Middle School near Miami
A teenage student was shot in the leg at a middle school south :,t Miami last
Friday afternoon, sending the campus into locldown.
Miami-Dade Police said investigators were questioning a classmrnate 11iho al-
legedly brought the firearm inside a backpack to Redland Middle Sc:horil in Hrrrie-
Miami-Dade County Public Schools spokesman John Schuster said he believes
the gun was fired accidentally, striking a boy in the leg.
The victim, who was not identified, was airlifted to Miami Chidren'r, Hospital
where he is reportedly in stable condition.
The school was placed on a "code red" locikd:,vjr, .vith children -'ert inide
until about half an hour after normal dismissal.

Teacher Arrested On 20 Counts Of Sex With Student
A teacher at Cardinal Gibbons High School has been arrested ,-ri,1 li3e 20
counts of unlawful sexual activity with minors for a sexual relationship: with a
According to the arrest report, John Farrell, 25, started the ,conierr,-ual re-
lationship with the girl during after-school activities. Police said the two would
leave school and go to Farrell's home where they viould ha'.e se,.
Police said a controlled phone call between the victiri and Farrill endel iv.ith
the math and statistics teacher acknowledging the ongoing Farrell
also asked the girl not to say anything about the relationship.
Farrell is being held on bond which was set at 50,u000.
Cardinal Gibbons High School confirmed that Farrell has been a ted'a.rher there
for one year and went through the background screening process required :1
new teachers.
Cardinal Gibbons said in a statement, "Mr Farrell is on unpaid 3irririistrati'ie
leave pending the outcome of the investigation."

Child molestation charges dropped

against Fort Lauderdale man, Smith

By Tonya Alanez to prove the charge of lewd or

A 9-year-old girl has recanted
her accusations against a relative
and prosecutors in turn have
dropped molestation
charges against the Fort
Lauderdale man, court
records show.
Gidreon Smith. 3f

was facing two counts I
of lewd or lascivious
Sa molestation of a victim
iac k younger than 12, first- .
degree felonies punish-
rious safety able by life in prison.
them." The charges were dropped S
ised an un- May 21 after the girl told a state
t: prosecutor she didn't remember
aire required telling an investigator that Smith
their work- had touched her "cookie jar" the
ly right for term she used for vagina and
with taxpay- told her to keep it a secret, ac-
red to do the cording to Broward Assistant
ing, "We will State Attorney Christine Adler's
ng this case closeout memo.
te and trial "This is a case without any
ensure that physical evidence, so it all comes
safeguarded down to the victim's testimony,"
isuring our Adler wrote. "Without the victim's
rug free." cooperation, we will not be able


lascivious molestauon.
According to a police report,
Smith's relatives have suspected
him since as far back as 1990 of
molesting and sexually
battering other relatives.
But another relative
close to Smith "has
been covering for him"
and has been "turning a
S blind eye" to his alleged
actions, according to an
arrest affidavit Broward
U County Judge John
"Jay" Hurley read in
TH court after Smith's April
11 arrest.
When the child first spoke to
investigators, she "appeared to be
very hesitant" and expressed con-
cern over who would see the in-
terview but eventually said Smith
had twice touched her vagina, tlhe
memo said.
The girl's grandmother failed
to bring the child to a May 7
interview with the prosecutor but
eventually showed up 10 days
later when the girl recanted her
allegations, the memo said.

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By Mitch Weiss
By Associated Press

spring of 1963, a prominent civil
rights leader led dozens of pro-
testers on a four-mile (6.4-kilo-
metre) march from a predomi-
nantly Black college campus to
the centre of, Charlotte's down-
At the rally, Dr. Reginald
Hawkins warned city leaders
that if something wasn't done to
end segregation, future marches
might not be so peaceful
Nearly two weeks later, civil
rights and white business lead-
ers quietly joined forces to de-
segregate the city's upscale res-
taurants and hotels. In a simple
but powerful gesture, they ate
lunch together in the restau-
rants, peacefully opening the
door to integration.
The May 29, 1963, lunch was
a turning point in Charlotte's
emergence as a leading New

South city. It contrasted sharply
with the massive resistance seen
in other Southern cities, such as
Birmingham, Alabama, where
the police chief that same month
turned fire hoses and police dogs
on young civil rights protesters.
"The city's leadership recog-
nized that there was a need to
make necessary changes, but
they did not want the violence
that happened in other commu-
nities to happen here," said Wil-
lie Ratchford, executive director
of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Community Relations Commit-
That lunch is being remem-
bered this month with a series of
events. On May 29, Blacks and
white civic leaders will discuss
race relations at a Charlotte
lunch event. The city's commu-
nity relations board is urging
residents to invite someone of a
different race to lunch the same
Ratchford said -while race re-

lations have improved, it's im-
portant to honestly discuss the
"Many of us think that the
racism of the past is no longer
here," he said. "We think that-
way because we don't see it.
Back in those days, it was more
overt. What we don't realize is it
still does happen but not to
the degree that it used to."
Charlotte has long considered
itself a major business commu-
nity. In the years after the Civil
War ended in 1865, the city's
banks provided capital to help
the region's then-flourishing
textile industry expand. Today,
Charlotte with 760,000 peo-
ple is the largest city in North
Carolina and one of the fastest
growing in the U.S. The city is
home to Bank of America Corp.,
the second largest U.S. bank by
assets, and Duke Energy, the
country's largest energy com-
pany. In 2012, Charlotte hosted
the Democratic National Con-

But in the aftermath of the
Civilk War, Charlotte like most
Southern cities was deeply
segregated. Blacks were forced
to attend segregated schools.
They were barred from mingling
with whites in movie theatres,
hotels and restaurants.
After World War II, Blacks re-
turning home from military ser-
vice began challenging the sta-
tus quo.
One of the leaders in Char-
lotte's civil rights movement was
Hawkins, a Korean War veteran,
dentist and Presbyterian preach-
er. For years, he led successful
sit-ins and protests.
He helped escort Dorothy
Counts the first Black to in-
tegrate a Charlotte school to
Harding High in 1957. Scores of
white teenagers and adults sur-
rounded her as she walked into
the school, spitting and yelling
racial slurs.....
The stories and photos made.

national news, and some lead-
ers, including Mayor Stan Brook-
shire, believed it cast Charlotte
in a negative light. They decided
to work behind the scenes for
But change was slow, as it was
throughout the South.
Many Southern communities
were resisting desegregation.
In the early 1960s, civil rights
activists many of them col-
lege students began dramatic
sit-ins against segregated lunch
counters. They boycotted retail
establishments that maintained
segregated facilities.
Hawkins led many of those
protests in Charlotte and was
successful in ending segregated
lunch counters.
But in early 1963, racial dis-
crimination was still widespread
for Blacks in Charlotte, Hawkins'
son, Abdullah Salim Jr., an at-
torney, said Thursday.
... And a, showdown can-ie m the
spring of .1963. ,:

Miss. unveils marker for 1963 civil rights sit-in

By Emily Wagster Pettus
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Mis-
sissippi on Tuesday unveiled a
historical marker commemorat-
ing the sit-in exactly 50 years
earlier at a whites-only lunch
counter in downtown Jackson,
a pivotal event in breaking down
state-sanctioned segregation.
The Woolworth's store has
been gone for decades, and the
site is now a grassy space be-
tween a parking garage and a
high-rise office building. How-
ever, social changes prompted
by the civil rights movement are
very much in evidence in a state
with a large number of Black
elected officials.
A racially mixed group, led by
students and faculty members
from historically Black Tougaloo
College in north Jackson, par-
ticipated in the sit-in on May 28,
1963. The group was attacked
by an angry white mob, includ-
ing teenagers from nearby Cen-
tral High School. Some of the
peaceful civil rights protesters
were beaten, while others were
doused with ketchup, mustard

and sugar. Jackson police stood
by and made few arrests while
the riot dragged on for hours.
"Although they took their lives
in their hands, they changed
Mississippi and they changed
America," former Mississippi
Supreme Court Justice Reuben
V. Anderson told more than 150
people at the dedication ceremo-
The historical marker is off
Capitol Street, two blocks west
of the Governor's Mansion. It's
the 12th entry on the Missis-
sippi Freedom Trail, a series of
signs the state started putting
up in 2011 to remember people
and events of the civil rights
The sit-in at the Jackson five-
and-dime was similar to others
across the South, though Jack-
son's occurred more than three
years after a more famous one in
Greensboro, N.C.
The nine who sat at the coun-
ter at various times during the
protest were Tougaloo students
Anne Moody, Pearlena Lewis,
Memphis Norman and Joan
Trumpauer; Tougaloo faculty
members John Salter, who was

a sociology: professor, and Lois
Chaffee, who was a reading
and writing instructor; Jack-
son State College student Wal-
ter Williams; Congress of Racial
Equality worker George Ray-
mond; and Tom Beard, a stu-
dent at Jackson's Jim Hill High
The Rev. Ed King, a Method-
ist minister who was Tougaloo's
chaplain at the time, stood in
Woolworth's as an observer, and
made phone calls to provide up-
dates to Medgar Evers, Missis-
sippi leader of the National As-
sociation for the Advancement
of Colored People.
Evers worked at the NAACP
office the day of the protest, to
stay in touch with the outside
world about what was happen-
Trumpauer, of Alexandria,
Va., later married and became
Joan Trumpauer Mulholland.
She said that the reporters and
photographers who covered the
sit-in "were in as much danger
as those of us at the counter"
because the crowd took out
some of its anger on the jour-


-AP Photo/Jackson Stale University Department of University Relation
In this photo provided by Jackson State University Department of University Relations, a rac
group of civil rights activists help unveil a historical marker commemorating the sit-in at a Wool
ety store whites-only lunch counter exactly 50 years earlier in downtown Jackson, Miss., Tuesday

-AP photo
In this May 28, 1963 file photograph, group of whites poured
sugar, ketchup and mustard over the heads of Tougaloo College
student demonstrators at a sit-in demonstration at a Woolworth's
lunch counter in downtown Jackson, Miss. Seated at the counter,
from left, are Tougaloo College professor John Salterand stu-
dents Joan Trumpauer and Anne Moody.

Two weeks after the sit-in, on
.a.* June 12, 1963, Evers was as-
sassinated outside his family's
home in north Jackson.
"Above all, remember Med-
gar," Trumpauer Mulholland
S said.
The Woolworth's sit-in was
part of a months-long boycott
that the NAACP led against
white-owned businesses in
downtown Jackson.
in .r ~ Starting in late 1962 and
extending weeks beyond the
sit-in, the boycott had several
goals: the hiring of Black po-
lice officers in Jackson; J the
elimination of segregated wa-
ter fountains and lunch coun-
ters; the use of courtesy titles
for Black adults, who routinely
were called by their first names
". rather than "Mr." or "Mrs."; the
hiring of Black clerks at Capitol
Street stores; and the change
to a first-come, first-served ap-
proach for waiting on customers
sTommiea Jackson at downtown stores rather than
cially mixed making Black customers wait
vorth's vari- until whites had been helped.
y, March 28. "Today, that doesn't seem like

a lot. But, 50 years ago that was
a huge deal," said Anderson,
who was a Tougaloo junior in
May 1963 but did not partici-
pate in the Woolworth's action.
The morning of the sit-in,
Lewis left her parents' Jackson
home wearing a new suit. She
didn't tell her family where she
was going, her brother, the Rev.
Alphonso Lewis, recalled. The
family learned about the sit-in,
and her involvement, from news
"When we did pick Pearlena
up and she came home, the new
suit with mustard, ketchup, all
kinds of things on it and in her
hair, she was in good spirits,"
Alphonso Lewis said of his late
sister. "If she had not been in
good spirits, feeling that some-
thing special had been accom-
plished, then all of us probably
would have lost it."
Raymond, who's also now
deceased, was a man of strong
religious faith, said his sister,
Verna Polk: "He believed in do-
ing what he thought was right,
no matter what the outcome."

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U.S.Army Colonel Morris Hatcher Oliver Gilbert, III; Mayor City of Miami Gardens

Local veteran shares inspirational

message in honor of fallen soldiers

Miami Gardens continues its tradition of
Memorial Day breakfast

Miami Times staff report

In an inspiring keynote ad-
dress, Army Colonel Morris
Hatcher, dressed in full military
uniform and projecting an air
of confidence, joined residents
from the City of Miami Gardens
to mark Memorial Day, 2013.
The annual tradition brought
together almost one-hundred
residents at the Betty T. Fer-
guson Recreational Complex

for a morning program which
uplifted, inspired and motivat-
ed participants to think about
the blessings we all share as
City of Miami Gardens Mayor
Oliver Gilbert welcomed cel-
ebrants with a warm message
of thanks in recognizing and
supporting the community
tradition, of marking Memorial
Day and encouraged the in-
volvement of more youth before

welcoming the event's keynote
Colonel Hatcher, a South
Florida native, has traveled
the world through his military
duties, twice serving tours in
Iraq. He spoke of his career
journey beginning with his
South Florida roots raised by
a single mom and the strength
she instilled in him. As a mili-
tary professional and leader,
he reminded the audience of
the common bond linking us
'all; the pride and patriotism we
share when we call ourselves
American. Hathcer emotionally

spoke of colleagues and friends
he has lost as a result of enemy
fire; men and women who gave
their lives for our country. He
reminded the audience of how
important it is for our young
people to understand the true
meaning of Memorial Day.
Celebrants were also treated
to a musical performance by
Miami Gardens' resident and
up and coming musical artist
ADORE, singing a passionate
version of the National Anthem
and a presentation of the flag
by the Miami Gardens Police
Department Color Guard Unit.

H.T. Smith receives leadership award

Miami Times staff report

Recently, Legal Services of
Greater Miami, Inc. [LSGMI]
honored H.T. Smith with its
2013 Equal Justice Lead-
ership Award, recognizing
him for 40 years of service to
the cause of providing effec-
tive legal representation to
the poor.
Smith began his legal ca-
reer as an intern at LSGMI
and later served on LSGMI's
board of directors. His law
practice has been in the
areas of civil rights, criminal
defense, and personal in-
jury. He now also serves as

-Photos by LSGMI
H.T. Smith holds up the 2013 Equal Justice Leadership Award
the founding director of FlU cacy Program and Center for
college of law's Trial Advo- Passionate Principled Advo-

LeBron James is hunting for interns

By Silvia Ascarelli

LeBron James is hunting for
The basketball star is pretty
particular: college students (and
yes, you must still be in school)
residing in Ohio (that's where he
grew up), South Florida (he plays
for the Miami Heat) or New York,
fluent in Spanish with journal-
ism, marketing or communi-
cations experience and with a
strong knowledge of basketball
and technology trends. Oh, and
be available at least 10 hours a
week through the spring, sum-
mer and fall semesters.
What there is no mention of is
While there no doubt are plenty

of budding sportswriters, sports
marketing students and others
who would be thrilled to work for
the odd sweaty LeBron jersey,
pay might be something he wants
to offer, even if it means dipping
into his wn $17.5 million salary
to do so. (An email asking about
the internship, including pay,
wasn't returned.)
The Department of Labor,
which is cracking down on un-
paid internships, has six criteria
that it says must all be met if an
internship can be unpaid. Among
them: the employer derives no
immediate advantage from the
activities 'of the intern.
Some companies do meet those
criteria, says Justin Swartz, a
partner at Outten & Golden,

a. New York law firm that only
represents employees, includ-
ing unpaid interns in other legal
challenges. (In one, a class-ac-
tion lawsuit against "The Char-
lie Rose Show" was settled with
"substantial" payments to about
190 interns.) Those firms may
have interns sit in on meetings
and attend events, all the while
resisting the temptation of giving
them productive work.
But a look at the job posting
for suggests
that is unlikely here, he said. Re-
sponsibilities such as "communi-
cating and interacting with LeB-
ron fans around the world" and
maintaining basketball dossiers
suggest James will be benefiting
from the interns' work, he noted.

"It is a singular honor for
me to be recognized by my
colleagues for providing zeal-
ous advocacy and financial
support to those in our com-
munity who cannot cannot
afford effective legal repre-
sentation the least, last,
lost, looked over, and left
out," Smith stated.

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It all starts


By Scott Travis

Tuition at Florida's col-
leges will remain steady af-
ter years of big increases.
Broward College decided
last Wednesday to become
the latest public institu-
tion in Florida to agree to
freeze tuition for 2013-14;
Palm Beach State --P-
College plans
to follow suit
next month. The
moves at the two- -
year schools come
just more than a
week after' Gov.
Rick Scott vetoed G
a three percent Sc
tuition increase SO
for state universi-
This will be the second
year in a row that Broward
College and Palm Beach
State students are spared
a tuition increase, although
it's the first since 1995 for
four-year schools, includ-
ing Florida Atlantic Uni-
versity in Boca Raton and
Florida International Uni-
versity, west of Miami.
"Our Board of Trust-
ees takes pride in keeping
costs low for students and
families," said Sean Gueirin,
chairman of the Board of
Trustees for Broward Col-
lege. "We agree with our
governor that students and
their families need a break."

Including fees, a full-time
student at Broward Col-
lege seeking an associate's
degree would pay about
$3,177 this fall, up $60
from this past year. The

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increase is due to a $2 per
credit hour hike in capital
improvement fees. Palm
Beach State students would
pay about $2,948, the same
as last year. Spokeswom-
an Grace Truman said no
school-wide fees would in-
crease, although some as-
sociated with' individual
"M classes may go


Colleges and
universities say
they received in-
creased funding
from the Legisla-
ture this year af-
ter years of cuts
since 2007, which
helped hold down

Broward College received
an additional $10.5 mil-
lion for operating expenses,
while Palm Beach State re-
ceived about $2.4 million
Miami Dade College, the
nation's largest commu-
nity college, hasn't decided
whether to raise tuition, a
spokesman said.
Tuition in state universi-
ties is set by the Legislature
and then the schools can
add a supplemental "tu-
ition differential." Tuition
increased at state universi-
ties by 15 percent a year for
rrmost of the past five years.
But after Scott's veto, the
Legislature won't be raising
tuition. Most state univer-
sities, including FAU and
FIU, have said they, won't
be doing it either.
"We don't think this is
the right time to go forward
with that," acting FAU Pres-
ident Dennis Crudele said.




* Educate my children
* Be a good role model
* Set clear and firm rules
* Remind myself that:
I AM the #1 influence
in their lives
* Make time for family meals
* Stay connected to my kids
via texts, Facebook and their
other social sites
* Talk and listen more to them
* Surround myself with
like-minded moms
and dads
* Transform MY community
into a safe, healthy &
drug-free village!

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Miami Times staff report

The Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel was
the setting for a most successful 9th
Annual Orange and Black Scholar-
ship Gala sponsored by the Booker T.
Washington Alumni Association on Sat-
urday, May 4th. This affair also recog-
nized the 2013 Living Legends honor-
ees from 1936 to 1967, the best of the
best graduates and friends of. Booker T.
Washington Senior HighSchool were in
attendance. j / "
An mtdir g)'M. dnity leader,
..,iy~l.or xe'iutive producer
0 1o o0'N Tom Joyner. Morning
"he tone for the .night. Others
parent were: Racher, eves, publisher
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and chairman of The Miami Times; Arch
Bishop George W. Sands, St. Peters Af-
rican Orthodox Church; Timmy Thomas;
Treva B. Harrell, a representative from
Commissioner Audrey Edmonson's of-
fice; and William Aristide, principal,
BTW Senior High.
The nine distinguished 2013 Living
Legends were: Etta Harbin, (Communi-
ty Service): Yvonne Harris, (Public Ser-
vice): Wilhelmina Carter, (Cultural Arts);
Dr. Daniel Akins, (Education); N. Patrick
Range, (Entrepreneurial) Georgena
Ford, (Health Care); Paulette Martin,
(Philanthropy): Archie McKay, (Law En-
forcement); and Anthony Thompson,
(Sports). Many former Living Legends
were also in attendance.

Sixteen graduating seniors received
scholarships donated by community or-
ganizations, family memorials and BTW
alumni classes. The recipients were:
Kryzyrus Turquia, BTW Alumni Asso-
ciation; Valery Gue, The Miami Times;
Richie Spiller, David F. Davis Memorial;
Michael Johnson, Hazel Lucas Grant
and Clarice R. Littles Memorial; Brandi
Johnson, Patricia Warren Memorial;
Catherine Champagne, Charles Lamar
Mobley Memorial; Jamesha Hall, Laura
Jones Scholarship; Moses Dany, BTW
Class of 1962; Taquavia Gulliett, BTW
Class of 1963; Chevon Williams, BTW
Class of 1965, Inc.; Melissa Wilson,
Washingtonians Class of 1965; Jasmin
Thompson, BTW Class of 1966; Annal-

lysia Baca; and Elvis Mendes, assorted
donations from classes and friends.
Other BTW alumni classes contribut-
ing to the scholarship fund: (Gold Level)
BTW Classes of 1953 and 1959; (Sil-
ver Level) BTW Classes of 1949, 1951,
1955, 1964; Wilhelmenia Jennings Me-
morial; (Copper Level) BTW Class of
1956 and Alvin Walker.
Roberta T. Daniels is president of the
Booker T. Washington Alumni Associa-
tion and'Eunice J. Davis was chair of
the scholarship gala and awards pro-
gram. Financial support to the Alumni
Association helps to support important
school initiatives, enrich instructional
support and provide scholarships to the
graduating seniors.


11A THE MIAMI TIMES, JUNE 5-11, 2013




Summer health program
feeds children
By Malika A. Wright
This summer, youth will be able to get
more than food for thought when visit-
ing the library, they can also receive free
healthy meals.
As part of the Healthy Body Healthy Mind
Program sponsored by Sisters for Abun-
dant Living in partnership with the Miami-
Dade Public Library System youth, up to

age 18, will have access to lunch and break-
fast, starting June 10 through August 16.
The program seeks to promote healthy
eating habits and enable youth to read
books while participating in other library
activities that promote literacy and positive
social behavior. The programs goal is to feed
2,000-3,000 children a day through the
According to Kendra Bulluck-Major, the
director of Sisters for Abundant Living, the
program will allow kids to receive nutritious
meals and engage in free academic activities
throughout the summer, which'
Please turn to YOUTH 13B

Along with the
47 libraries, food will
be distributed at more
than 50 other locations.
Any church or non-prof-
it that is interested in
setting up a food site,
they can contact the

-Photo courtesy of Sisters o Abundan n

-Photo courtesy of Sisters for Abundant Living

Pastor discusses the

importance of

marriage and family

Leads church and West Park community
By Malika A. Wright

I More than 30 years ago, a couple met with Rev. Eric H.
Jones, Jr. for marriage counseling. The session went so
well that they brought another couple the second time
around. Within six months, there were 20 couples meet-
ing with Jones for counseling.
And out of the marriage counseling sessions,
Emerged Koinonia Worship Center and Village, a
Church of 2,500 members that operates seven
days a week.
Until this day, along with restoration, marriage
S" counseling is still one of the church's top priori-
; -ties.
Jones said he believes marriages makes strong
families and a strong society.
Jones, who has been married to First Lady Bloneva
h for 42 years and has three sons and three grandchil-
'ii, dren, performed more than 1,000 marriages.
Couples are able to receive premarital and marriage
counseling at the church about three or four days a week.
Please turn to JONES 13B

U.S. women on

the rise as family


By Catherine Rampell

Foreign countries have

repressed religious

freedom with laws

By Steven Lee Myers
Countries around the world, in-
cluding allies of the U.S., have used
laws on blasphemy and apostasy to
suppress political opponents, the
State Department said last Monday
in an annual report chronicling a
grim decline in religious freedom that
has resulted in rising bigotry and
sectarian violence.
The report singled out eight coun-
tries for particularly egregious and
systemic repression of religious
rights: China, Eritrea, Iran, Myan-
mar, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Su-
dan and Uzebekistan. In China, the
report said, religious freedoms de-
clined in the last year, highlighted by
punitive actions against Christians,
Muslims and Buddhists in Tibet,
where 82 monks, nuns or laypeople
killed themselves in acts of self-im-
molation last year.
Proliferating laws against blasphe-
my or apostasy, including in several
countries undergoing political transi-
tions after the Arab spring, are not
protecting religions, as officials of-
ten claim, but rather targeting other
faiths, at times selectively.
"These laws are frequently used to
repress dissent, to harass political
opponents and to settle personal ven-

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dettas," Secretary of State John Kerry
said in remarks at the State Depart-
ment when introducing the report,
which Congress has mandated for
the past 15 years.
He did not identify specific coun-
tries, but the report did in detail. It
noted arrests in Saudi Arabia, which
prohibits all faiths except Islam, and
in Iran, where adherents of Bahaism
faced arbitrary arrests and imprison-
ment. In Pakistan, blasphemy laws
"have been abused to settle personal
disputes and silence legitimate po-
litical discourse," the report said. It
cited the widely publicized case of
Rimsha Masih, a Christian girl who
faced blasphemy charges last year
that were dropped only after national
and international protests.
Another troubling new trend the re-
port cited was growing religious intol-
erance in countries that have experi-
enced at least nominally democratic
transitions. Egypt, Tunisia and Libya
Please turn to RELIGIOUS 15B

Women are not only more likely to
be the primary caregivers in a family.
Increasingly, they are primary bread-
winners, too.
Four in 10 American households with
children under age 18 now include a
mother who is either the sole or primary
earner for her family, according to a
Pew Research Center analysis of Census
and polling data released Wednesday.
This share, the highest on record, has
quadrupled since 1960.
The shift reflects evolving family dy-
namics. '
For one, it has become more accept-
able and expected for married women to .
join the work force. It is also more com-
mon for single women to raise children
-r, their own. Most of the mothers who
are chief breadwinners for their fami-
Ites nearly two-thirds are single
The recession may have played a role
in pushing women into primary earn-
ing roles, as men are disproportionately
employed in industries like construction
and manufacturing that bore the brunt
of the layoffs during the downturn.
Please turn to WOMEN 13B

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'Feminine traits'drive success,

but what exactly are they?

By Julia M. Klein

The Athena Doctrine: How
Women (and the Men Who Think
Like Them) Will Rule the Future
is really two books in one.
The first advances a theory,
backed by global survey data,
about the increasing populari-
ty and importance of traits tra-
ditionally ascribed to women.
The second involves an explo-
ration of progressive business-
es, nonprofits and government
initiatives around the world.
Many are indebted to new tech-
nology and address economic
hardship or environmental
What The Athena Doctrine
doesn't do is establish that
these initiatives which in-
clude British car-sharing, Ke-
nyan agricultural insurance
and a Peruvian cooking empire
- are specific expressions 6f
what John Gerzema and Mi-
chael D'Antonio dub "Athena"
And though the authors in-
terview some inspirational
female leaders and business
people, they don't prove that
these women or, for that

matter, more "feminine" men
- are about to take over the
Gerzema, a management con-
sultant and author of Spend
Shift (2010), manages what
we're told is the world's largest
survey panel. To construct the
so-called Athena Doctrine, he
conducted two separate stud-
ies using a sample of 64,000
people from 13 countries.
Half the group was asked to
define which traits were mas-
culine and which feminine.
Then the remainder rated how
vital each trait was to leader-
ship, success, morality and
happiness. The data showed
that "many of the qualities of
an ideal leader are feminine,"
including flexibility and expres-
siveness, and that success, mo-
rality and happiness also were
associated with feminine traits.
The first surprise, though,
is just how many traits the re-
spondents considered feminine
- not just vulnerability, empa-
thy and cooperativeness, but
also loyalty, creativity, original-
ity, reason and articulateness,
among others.
Some of that is counterintui-

in turn "accept lower bids from
frequent renters, who become
like friends."
Iceland, with its post-finan-
cial crash female-dominated
government, may provide a bet-
ter example of woman power,
as well as collaborative values.
AGerzema and D'Antonio de-
ascribe how the country's new
constitution was essentially
S crowd-sourced.
In the nonprofit sector, the
Citizens Foundation has begun
to license "democracy software"
called Your Priorities to spark
tra.. debate and advance projects
around the world.
There are other intriguing
tive. Weren't men always sup- examples. In Japan, after the
posed to be the rational ones, tsunami, we meet Yasihiro Tou-
while women were emotional? dou, who developed a website
And is loyalty (for example) linking people with depression
really gendered? Gerzema's to psychologists offering cogni-
broad, all-encompassing defi- tive behavioral therapy.
nation of the feminine may itself In Medellin, Columbia, a city
reflect the growing androgyny of once riddled by drug violence,
world culture. But it also calls small-scale redevelopment,
into question the book's theory, drawing on community in-
since so many (simply) human put, has made poor neighbor-
traits are defined as feminine, hoods safer. In Kenya, a woman
On the other hand, the au- named Rose Goslinga has used
thors' first-hand reporting and weather stations and wireless
brisk prose does ably introduce communication to make crop
readers to the creativity of en- insurance affordable.
trepreneurs and other lead- In wealthy Sweden, the au-
ers in Europe, Africa, Asia and thors visit the Egalia Preschool,
South America. which specializes in gender-
In London, we meet the (male) neutral education. Here every
entrepreneurs behind Whip- child is supposed to "feel free to
Car, a company that fosters an select toys, costumes, activities
unusual brand of car-sharing, and interests without consider-
Its technology allows individu- ing whether they are making a
als to offer their own cars to proper choice for a boy or girl,"
strangers for rent, with Whip- the authors write. "It's about
Car insuring the transactions. freedom and flexibility, not po-
It's a model that heightens litical correctness."
efficiency and puts money in And with this example, the
the pockets of people who need whole gender paradigm the
it. And profit is sometimes book so precariously con-
trumped by trust. Renters on structs threatens to topple
occasion meet car owners, who over.

U.S. primary caregivers are likely to be women

continued from 12B

Women, though, have ben-
efited from a smaller share of
the job gains during the recov-
ery; the public sector, which
employs a large number of
women, is still laying off work-

Women's attitudes toward
working have also changed. In
2007, before the recession of-
ficially began, 20 percent of
mothers told Pew that their
ideal situation would be to
work full time rather than part
time or not at all. The share
had risen to 32 percent by the
end of 2012.
The public is still divided
about whether it is a good thing
for mothers to work. About half
of Americans say that children
are better off if their mother
is at home and doesn't have
a job. Just 8 percent say the
same about a father. Even so,
most Americans acknowledge
that the increasing number of
working women makes it easier
for families "tq earn enough to
live comfortably."
Demographically and socio-
economically, single mothers
and married mothers differ, ac-
cording to the Census Bureau's
2011 American Community
Survey. The median family in-
come for single mothers who
are more likely to be younger,
black or Hispanic, and less
educated is $23,000. The
median household income for
married women who earn more

than their husbands more
often white, slightly older and
college educated is $80,000.
When the wife is the primary
breadwinner, the total family
income is generally higher.

Such marriages are still rela-
tively rare, even if their share
is growing. Of all married cou-
ples, 24 percent include a wife
who earns more, versus 6 per-
cent in 1960. (The percentages
are similar for married couples
who have children.)
The implications for the sta-
bility of marriages is unclear.
In surveys, Americans usually
indicate that they accept mar-
riages where the wife is the
greater earner. Just 28 per-
cent of Americans surveyed by
Pew agreed that it is "gener-
ally better for a marriage if the
husband earns more than his
But the data on actual mar-
riage and divorce rates sug-
gests slightly different atti-
A recent working paper by
economists at the University of
Chicago Booth School of Busi-
ness and the National Univer-
sity of Singapore found that,
in looking at the distribution
of married couples by income
of husband versus wife, there
is a sharp drop-off in the num-
ber of couples in which the
wife earns more than half of
the household income. This
suggests that the random
woman and random man are
much less likely to pair off if
her income exceeds his, the

paper says.
The economists also found
that wives with a better edu-
cation and stronger earning
potential than their husbands
are less likely to work. In other
words, women are more likely
to stay out of the work force
if there is a big risk that they
will make more than their hus-

Perhaps even more tellingly,
couples in which the wife earns
more report less satisfaction
with their marriage and higher
rates of divorce. When the wife
brings in more money, couples
often revert to more stereotypi-
cal sex roles; in such cases,
wives typically take on a larger
share of household work and
child care.
"Our analysis of the time use
data suggests that gender iden-
tity considerations may lead a
woman who seems threatening
to her husband because she
earns more than he does to en-
gage in a larger share of home
production activities, particu-
larly household chores," the
authors write.
Of course, these patterns
may change as the job market
evolves. College degrees, for ex-
ample, are becoming increas-
ingly important to both finding
'and keeping a job. And women
are more likely than men to get
college degrees.

As of 2011, there were more
married-couple families with
children in which the wife

was more educated than the
husband, according to Pew.
In roughly 23 percent of mar-
ried couples with children, the
women had more education; in
17 percent of the couples, the
men had higher education. The
remaining 61 percent of two-
parent families involve spouses
with about equal levels of edu-
Norms are also changing:
Newlyweds seem to show more
openness to having the wife
earn more than her husband
than do longer-married cou-
ples. In about 30 percent of
newly married couples in 2011,
the wife earned more, versus
just 24 percent of all married
Americans are becoming
more accepting of single moth-
ers as well. In a survey con-
ducted April 25-28, Pew found
that 64 percent of Americans
said the growing number of
children born to unmarried
mothers is a "big problem,"
down from 71 percent in 2007.
Republicans are more likely
than Democrats or indepen-
dents to be concerned about
the trend.
Today's single mothers are
much more likely to have nev-
er been married than in the
past, Pew found. In 1960, the
share of never-married single
mothers was just 4 percent;
as of 2011, it had risen to 44
percent. Never-married moth-
ers tend to make less money
than their divorced or widowed
counterparts, and are more
likely to be a member of a ra-
cial or ethnic minority.

Special needs student becomes valedictorian

continued from 12B

communicate; dealt with re-
spiratory issues due to aller-
gies; and experienced excessive
physical growth common to
Sotos syndrome. Also, Joseph
had a range of behavioral is-
sues that came along with au-
His family were told that he
would never talk and taking
care of him would be stressful.
Doctors, other medical profes-
sionals, friends and advisors
recommended a permanent
placement in a nursing home,
but Alec's family his parents
and two sisters believe in
miracles and hard work.
With the help of Alec's first
teacher his mother he

began to put a few words to-
gether and at the age of seven,
and soon began to speak -in
sentences. Charmain did not
feel comfortable leaving Alec in
someone else's care.
She didn't feel comfortable
because around that time he
would cry excessively, banging
his head and hitting thing with
Charmain's answer was
prayer and challenging herself
to remember: "When things get
dark all around, fight for what
is you need [because] there is
light behind the darkness."
Alec was enrolled in Yvonne
Learning Center upon entering
the 7th grade. The Center had
a program of inclusion for stu-
dents with disabilities, which
operates from the premise that

the way to student success and
lasting peace with self and oth-
ers is large amounts of individ-
ualized instruction tempered
with the love of God.
, Alec's middle school teacher,
who was known for his firm
but patient demeanor which
helped Alec mature and reach
academic success. His teacher
began with the expectation that
he would read at his capacity,
write legibly and gain greater
understanding of math con-
cepts and functions.
Eventually, over a two-year
period, as Alec discovered how
to master each academic task
and experience reward and
self-satisfaction for controlling
his own behavior, he began to
model his behavior after his

According to his mother, Alec
is still very sensitive and cries
when something goes wrong,
but has learned to seek restora-
tion in prayer when he is upset.
Alec, who once struggled
forming relationships with
peers, has developed socially
and maintained strong peer re-
lationships. He seeks to follow
the Lord daily by continually
asking questions about a spir-
it-filled life and dedicating him-
self in worship. Alec plans to
pursue a career in engineering
and has been accepted in the
STEM Program for engineering
at Miami-Dade College.
"I knew he had the ability. We
just had to work to bring it out
S. striving to do it... praying
through the dark times of frus-
tration," said Charmain.

Greater Harvest Bap-
tist Church will host their
2nd annual Pre-Father' Day
service on June 8 at 11 a.m.
Call 786-360-5092.

Apostolic Revival Cen-
ter will sponsor their 12th
annual Prayer Luncheon on
June 8: 11 a.m. at the Hyatt
Regency. Call 954-558-8444.

Emmanuel M.B.C. in-
vites the community to their
Family and Friends Celebra-
tion on Sunday, June 9 at
11a.m. 305-696-6545.

S.H.E.A.R., Inc. will
host a Saving Our Youth Gos-
pel Concert on June 15 at 6
p.m. at The Miami Rescue
Mission's Community Activity
Center. Call 786-718-0316.

Mt. Pleasant Mission-
ary Baptist Church will host
a Father's Day Gospel Con-
cert on June 16 at 6p.m. Call

N Mt. Pleasant Mission-
ary Baptist Church, in
Goulds, will host a Father's
Day Gospel Concert on June

16 at 6:00 p.m. Call 305-

Second Chance Min-
istries to host a Bible study
meeting. Call 305-747-8495.

A Mission With A New
Beginning Church Women's
Department provides com-
munity feeding. Call 786-

Bethany Seventh Day
Adventist Church will host
a bereavement sharing group
at 3 p.m. 4:30 p.m. every
2nd Sunday. Call 305-634-

Running for Jesus Out-
reach Youth Ministry will
host a "Youth Summer Semi-
nar." Call 954-213-4332.

Tag Team 4 Jesus Min-
istries will host their 2nd
Annual Men's Conference on
June 18-21 at 7:30 p.m. and
on June 23 at 3p.m.

[ New Mt. Sinai M.B.C.
will host a revival June 12-
14 at 7:30 p.m. Cal 305-978-

Baccalaureate 2013
The Faith Community Baptist Church cordially invites you
to its 2013 baccalaureate service 10:30 a.m., Sunday during
worship service.
The superintendent of Miami Dade County Public Schools,
Mr. Alberto Carvalho will be the speaker.
The church is located at 10401 NW 8 Avenue.
Richard P. Dunn, II is the senior pastor.

Faith Community Academy

Faith Community Academy
Summer Camp will begin
June 10-August 3, Monday-
Friday from 8:30 a.m. 6 p.m.
We provide daily Bible
study, reading, math, science
enrichment, computer lab,
dance, drama, sports, library,
movies and more.
Over 40 years of combined
experience with certified

teachers with the Florida
Department of Education,
quality care and academic
We accept CDS vouchers.
Kindergarten-ninth grade.
Faith Baptist Church
is located at 10401 NW 8
For more information,
contact 305-691-3200.

Pastor Jones also leads city

continued from 12B

When the married couple
ministry have their Saturday
meetings at the church, they
are able to realize that most
marriages have common prob-
lems, according to Jones.
"We spend a lot of times let-
ting couples know that there
are valleys, but you wouldn't
have valleys, if there weren't
mountains," Jones said. "If you
look at the valley and fail to look
up at the mountain, then you
stay in the valley."
Another one of the church's
focal points is restoring those
who have lost hope and felt
their identity has been de-
stroyed. To assist the church
and community members, the
church has about 25 "in-reach"
and outreach ministries, ac-
cording to Jones. They include:
a mentoring ministry for young
boys, a prison ministry, a half-
way house ministry, a nursing
home ministry, a singles min-
istry, an ex-offenders ministry
and many others.
The church also has spiritual

specific workshops on Thurs-
day nights.
"It's just a matter of being
where the people in pain are,"
Jones said. "If you go where the
people in pain are are located
then your ministry becomes ef-
Jones said that there is al-
ways something going on at the
church and it is important that
the church operates seven days
a week because the devil oper-
ates seven days a week.
Along with pastoring the
church, Jones has served as
the mayor of the City of West
Park since 2005 the City's
first mayor.
He also holds numerous lead-
ership positions in the commu-
nity, in organizations, such as:
the South Broward Ministerial
Alliance, the Concerned Clergy
of Better Broward and the Alli-
ance for Action Council of Flor-
Jones is also known for his lo-
cal and worldwide radio broad-
The church will celebrate
their 34th anniversary June

Program gives free lunches

continued from 12B

will help them avoid delinquent
Bulluck-Major said often
times when youth aren't a part
of a summer program and don't
have a productive way to use
their time, it could lead to de-
linquent activities.
Also, youth sometimes don't
retain the information that
they've learned over the school
year because it is not revisited
during the summer, according
to Bulluck-Major. But by visit-
ing the library during the sum-
mer, they will be able to stay on
top of their academics.
The program will be beneficial
to the 71 percent of students
who received free or reduced
lunch in Miami-Dade, last year.
"Good nutrition is essen-
tial for brain development and
functioning. And a child's brain
needs energy to stay alert and

keep learning and to help their
brain reach [it's] full function-
ing ability," according to the
Body + Soul website.
While at the library, youth
will be able to have individual
reading or internet time or be
a part of one of the library's
structured activities.
Along with the 47 libraries,
food will be distributed at more
than 50 other locations.
Any church or non-profit that
is interested in setting up a
food site, they can contact the
Bulluck-Major encourages
community members to volun-
teer and assist the library in
reading to and serving the chil-
She said that it is important
for youth to have a positive role
model. It doesn't always have
to be a parent. "They can come
in and volunteer and touch
a child's life," Bulluck-Major


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14B THE MIAMI TIMES, JUNE 5-11. 2013

FAMU family mourns death P "! 1-" f

of former journalism dean i

By Sharon Saunders and
Stephanie Lambert

A&M University (FAMU) is
mourning the death of James
E. Hawkins, former dean of
the School of Journalism
and Graphic Communication
(SJGC) from 2004 to 2013.
"We have lost a great educator
and administrator who worked
tirelessly during his tenure to
continue the great legacy of
the School of Journalism at
FAMU," said FAMU President
Larry Robinson. "Due to the
commitment and dedication
that Dr. Hawkins demonstrated
to the professional development
of his students, the program
produced outstanding journal-
ists and graphic design profes-
sionals who helped diversify
newsrooms, and design studios
throughout the U.S. Our hearts
and prayers go out to his fam-
ily. He will be sorely missed."
Hawkins a graduate of Oak-
wood College and Ohio State
University, began teaching at
FAMU in 1977 as an assistant
professor in broadcast journal-
ism. In 1982, Hawkins was
named director of the journal-
ism division. As dean and di-
rector, Hawkins was always a
student advocate and main-
tained an open door policy.
He prided himself on his abil-
ity to remember the names of
all students who matriculated
through the SJGC.
Hawkins guided the school
to becoming the first histori-
cally Black college or university

recognized by the Accrediting
Council for Education in Jour-
nalism and Mass Communica-
tions. He is also credited with:
Establishing FAMU TV-20;
Increasing the wattage of
WANM 90.5 FM;
Establishing the CBS Har-
old Dow Professorship and In-
ternship Program;
Creating the Thelma Thur-
ston Gorham Distinguished
Alumni Award;
Implementing the National
Association of Black Journal-
ists Multimedia Short Course;
Establishing the Media
Sales Institute;
Creating the FAMU Music
Recording Program; and
Establishing the Black Col-
lege Communication Associa-
tion's national office.
SAmong his many honors, was
being recognized as "Educator

of the Year" by the National As-
sociation of Black Journalists.
"Dean Hawkins had this
amazing ability to see the po-
tential in every, student,' said
Kathy Times, former president
of the National Association of
Black Journalists. "Not only did
he inspire and encourage us to
be excellent journalists, he also
made sure we were exposed to
professionals, conferences, and
other events beyond Tallahas-
see that would help us stand
out in an extremely competitive
field. He was also a masterful
magician. I don't know how he
did it, but he made it possible
for me and others to receive
scholarships and opportunities
time and time again with lim-
ited financial resources. Words
cannot express how much I will
miss hearing his quiet and re-
assuring voice. He was one of
my must trusted mentors and
cheerleaders. I'm so grateful
for his guidance and friendship
and thankful to his family for
allowing him to spend count-
less hours performing miracles
and changing thousands of
Hawkins began his career
working as a reporter, photog-
rapher and film editor at WL-
WC-TV in Columbus, Ohio. He
held news reporting positions
with the Associated Press and
the Oakland Tribute. A native
of Newport News, Va., Hawkins
received his bachelor's' de-
gree from Oakwood College in
Huntsville, Ala., and earned his
master's and doctorate from
Ohio State University.

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---Gilles Petard/Redferns
Marvin Junior, right, with from left, Verne Allison, Chuck Barksdale, Johnny Funches and
Mickey McGill of the Dells.

Marvin Junior, 77, Robust,

earthy baritone for the Dells

By William Yardley

Marvin Junior, whose raw
but robust baritone served
for half a century as the stur-
dy foundation for the Dells, a
Chicago doo-wop and rhythm-
and-blues group that was
formed when he and most of
its other members were in high
school in the early 1950s, died
on Wednesday at his home in
Harvey, Ill. He was 77.
The cause was kidney and
heart problems, said his son
Marvin Jr.
Iron Throat is what David
Ruffin, the former lead singer
of the Temptations, once called
Junior. "Two tons of fun" is
what he called himself. He
grew up hoping to be the next
Ray Charles and eventually in-
spired other singers, including
Teddy Pendergrass.
His voice .was huge and ver-
satile it often reached into
tenor territory and it held up
through more than two dozen
albums and 57 years of per-
forming. Unlike some other
acts of their era, the Dells had
no angry breakups and few
personnel changes.
"They grew up together and
they never let the industry sep-
arate them," Junior's son said.
"They didn't let anybody sepa-
rate them."

Junior wrote the Dells' first
hit, "Oh What a Nite," with the
group's Johnny Funches. Orig-
inally released in -1956, it was
rerecorded with a new arrange-
ment in 1969 and released as
"Oh, What a Night." Many more
hits would follow, including
"Stay in My Corner," which was
originally released in 1965 and
also rerecorded and released
again in 1969. The reworked
versions of both songs went
to No. 1 on the Billboard R&B
chart and reached the Top 10
on the pop chart.
Among the Dells' other hits
were "I Touched a Dream,"
"Give Your Baby a Standing
Ovation" and "The Love We Had
(Stays on My Mind)."
The Dells consisted of five
members: a trio of harmony
singers (Verne Allison, Mick-
ey McGill and Chuck Barks-
dale for a vast majority of the
group's existence) and the
baritone-falsetto counterpoint
of Junior and Johnny Carter, a
former member of the Flamin-
gos, who replaced Punches in
"I describe it as thunder and
lightning," Junior's son said of
the two men's performing dy-
"Johnny would set it up with
the lightning, then Marvin
would come with the thunder."

The Dells served as consul-
tants, and an inspiration, for
"The Five Heartbeats," Robert
Townsend's 1991 film about
a fictitious singing group. Mr.
Townsend spent time touring
with the Dells while doing re-
search for the film. "A Heart Is
a House for Love," which the
Dells recorded for the film's
soundtrack, reached the Top
The Dells were elected to the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in
2004. Carter died in 2009, and
the Dells have not performed
since then.
Marvin Junior was born on
Jan. 31, 1936, in Harold, Ark.
His family moved to Illinois
when he was a boy.
In addition to Marvin. Jr.,
he is survived by his wife of
more than 50 years, the former
Ruby Caldwell; two other sons,
Shawn and Todd; three daugh-
ters, Faye Jones and Latanya
and Toya Junior; 10 grandchil-
dren; and a brother, Jack Da-
Most of the original members
of the Dells met while they were
students at Thornton Town-
ship High School in Harvey.
For a long time they practiced
under an overpass in the Chi-
cago suburb.
"It had good acoustics," Mar-
vin Junior Jr. said.

-"Harlem 1958" courtesy Art Kane Archive
"A Great Day in Harlem," the famous jazz group portrait taken in 1958, inspired Bach to
make her first film, about the photo, released in 1994.

Jazz documentarian and

fan, Jean Bach, dies at 94

By Douglas Martin

Jean Bach, a lifelong jazz
zealot whose fascination with
a photograph of the titans of
jazz gathered in front of a Har-

A radio producer and a
latecomer to films.

lem brownstone in 1958 led her
to make a prizewinning movie
about that moment, "A Great
Day in Harlem," 36 years later,
died on Monday at her home in
Manhattan. She was 94.
A print of that black-and-
white photograph one of the
most famous in jazz history -
had for years hung in the of-
fice of Bach's husband, Bob, a
television executive. Art Kane,
a fashion and music photogra-
pher on assignment for Esquire

magazine, had taken it on Aug.
12, 1958, in front of 17 East
126th Street, off Fifth Avenue,
having assembled 57 jazz musi-
cians for the group portrait at
the ungodly hour for most of

them of 10 a.m.
On the stoop or standing in
front of it were Count Basie,
Lester Young, Gene Krupa, Diz-
zy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk,
Art Blakey, Charles Mingus,
Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins,
Marian McPartland, Coleman
Hawkins, Gerry Mulligan, Mary
Lou Williams and 44 other mu-
sicians (along with children
from the neighborhood). Es-
quire published the photo in
After her husband died in
1985, Bach, a radio producer,
learned that 'Milt Hinton, the
bassist and jazz photographer,
had a home movie of the origi-
nal 1958 shoot. Though she
had no experience making mov-
ies, Bach acquired it and decid-
ed to use it as the basis of an
hourlong film, complementing
the footage with interviews with
musicians who were in the pho-
Please turn to BACH 15B

Mulgrew Miller, influential

jazz pianist, soloist, dies at 57

Mulgrew Miller, a jazz pianist M

pleNate thinen ILRiB th icl etr azOceta
whose soulful erudition, clarity
of touch and rhythmic aplomb
made him a fixture in the post-
bop mainstream for more than
30 years, died on Wednesday in
Allentown, Pa. He was 57.
The cause was a stroke, said
his longtime manager, Mark
Gurley. Miller had been hospi-
talized since Friday.
Miller developed his voice
in the 1970s, combining the '= ,
bright precision of bebop, as
exemplified by Bud Powell and
Oscar Peterson, with the clat--k
tering intrigue of modal jazz, -Hiroyuki Ito forThe NewYorkTimes
especially as defined by McCoy Mulgrew Miller a soloist, academic and sideman- with
Please turn to MILLER 15B the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.

Clarence Burke Jr., singer in the

R&B hit 'O-o-h Child,' dies at 64

By Daniel E. Slotnik

Clarence Burke Jr., the lead
singer of the Five Stairsteps.
a sibling rhythm-and-blues
group that had its best-known
hit in 1970 with -0-o-h Child,"
died on Sunday in Marietta,
Ga. He had turned 64 the day
His death was confirmed
by Joe Marno, his friend and
manager. No cause was given.
The Five Stairsteps four
brothers and a sister formed
in Chicago in the mid-1960s,
having learned to play instru-
ments and sing from their fa-
ther, Clarence Sr., a police of-
ficer, and their mother, Betty.
They were once called "the first
family of soul,' a moniker later
adopted by the Jackson 5.
It was Betty Burke who came
up with the name the Five
Stairsteps after noticing that
when the siblings stood next
to one another in order of age,
they resembled a staircase.
Besides being the lead sing-
er. Burke was the group's cho-
reographer and guitar player
and wrote a number of its

--NP44Ljr i r." nour
Clarence Burke Jr., center,
surrounded by his siblings in
the Five Stairsteps. Clock-
wise from top: Alohe, Dennis,
Kenneth and James.

songs At 16 he was the co-
author of the group's first hit,
"You Waited Too Long." which
reached No. 16 on the Bill-
board R&B chart in 1966.
The Stairsteps had a string
of hits, including "World of
Fantasy" and "Something's
Missing," but their only Top 10

pop hit was the tender ballad.
"O-o-h Child." written by Stan
Vincent. which sold more than
a million copies and reached
No. 8 The song has been sam-
pled by many hip-hop artists,
notably Tupac Shakur in his
1993 hit 'Keep Ya Head Up."
The others in the group were
his sister, Alohe (contralto),
and his brothers James III
(first tenor), Kenneth (second
tenor) and Dennis (baritone). A
younger brother, Cubie, joined
the group later.
Clarence N. Burke Jr. was
born on May 25, 1949, in
Chicago and attended Harlan
High School there, as did his
siblings. They survive him,
as do his parents; two more
brothers, Leonard and Mar-
tin; his wife, Crystal Howell-
Burke; three sons, Clarence
III, James IV and Khabeer; two
daughters, Dichelle Connell
and Nadirah Bannister; and
many grandchildren. He lived
in Marietta.
The Stairsteps' last hit was
"From Us to You," released on
George Harrison's Dark Horse
label in 1976.


15B THE MIAMI TIMES, JUNE 5-11, 2013

Song inspires students to raise $15K

By Melanie Korb

An Israel Houghton song,
"Power of One," sparked an
idea that led preschool students
through high school seniors to
give more than $14,470 by har-
nessing the power of one person
and one dollar at a time. The
10-month project culminated
in a schoolwide celebration in
May, when students at Jackson
Christian School (JCS) in Jack-
son, Tenn., welcomed represen-
tatives from nonprofits whose
missions ranged from fighting
cancer to providing hippother-
apy for children with special
JCS Director of Advancement
Chris Ramey said he was lis-
tening to the radio last summer
when Houghton's "Power of One"
began playing. The song led to
the idea of challenging students
to raise funds for those in need.
"The song asks if it depends on
each of us to change "the world.
As Christians, we know the an-
swer to that question is yes.
Christ calls us to be servants-
spiritually and physically," ex-
plains Ramey.
At the beginning of the school
year, Ramey challenged the stu-
dent body to bring a dollar each
month with the goal of collect-
ing $1,000 each for different

-Kenneth Cummings
Jackson Christian School Director of Advancement Chris
Ramey talks to JCS middle and high school students on Mon-
day morning about the Power of One community service proj-
ect that they will participate in for the 2012-13 school year.

nonprofits. He also challenged
the students to look for oppor-
tunities to serve any physical
needs the organizations had.
JCS senior Kati Yenawine took
the challenge to heart in March
when she coordinated Jack-
son's first pageant for special
needs individuals, the Daugh-
ters of Job Pageant.
Yenawine says, "The concept
was easy to embrace-to look
at how blessed we are and then
share our blessings with oth-

More than 52 contestants
from a few months to 50 years
in age participated in the
Daughters of Job Pageant. It
raised funds for Special Needs
Athletics, an organization that
provides athletic opportunities
for those with special needs.
"It was amazing to see the
effect this event had on every-
one involved. You could see the
emotion wash over the audi-
ence as each contestant walked

Jean Bach, dead at the age of 94

conitnued from 14B

to, clips of their performances,
and narration by Quincy Jones.
Released in 1994, "A Great
Day in Harlem" won the top
award at the Chicago Interna-
tional Film Festival and was
nominated for an Academy
The jazz critic Whitney Balli-
ett, writing in The New Yorker,
called the film "a brilliant, fun-
ny, moving, altogether.miracu-
lous documentary."
Bach had not originally in-
tended it to be a movie. She
had envisioned it as a series
of recorded conversations that
she would ultimately donate
to the Smithsonian Institu-
tion. "I even planned on what
I was going to wear to the cer-
emony," she told The Chicago
Tribune, "which pearls I would
select, and how I was going to
be very gracious about it all."

For years, Bach was a fixture
in the New York jazz world,
with encyclopedic knowledge
of the music, virtually un-
matched connections and a
reputation for giving great par-
ties at her home in Greenwich
Village. A gossip columnist
once wrote that Frank Sina-
tra's first question on coming
to town was, "What's happen-
ing down at Jean's?"
After Bach and the pianist
and singer Bobby Short had
a party in 1981 to celebrate
their 40 years of friendship,
Short described what drew
him to her when they met in
1942. at the Sherman Hotel in
"I was a baby just out of high
school," he told The New York-
er in 1983, "and what, drew
me to Jean was not only her
love for Duke Ellington but
the fact that she could sing
note for note Ben Webster so-
los and Cootie Williams solos

and Johnny Hodges solos.
And she knew my idol, Ivie
Anderson,"'who sang with El-
lington's band.
Bach, he said, was "by far
the most elegant and beautiful
and sharply intelligent person
I had ever met."
Jean Enzinger was born on
Sept. 27, 1918, in Chicago and
grew up there and in Milwau-
kee. Her father worked in ad-
vertising, and her childhood
household was full of music
and parties. As a teenager she
knocked on Duke Ellington's
door and established a lasting
Moving east to attend Vassar
College, a short train ride from
Harlem, she practically ma-
jored in trips to the Apollo The-
ater. In 1941, back in Chicago,
she was at the Three Deuces
when she met the trumpeter
Shorty Sherock, then with
Gene Krupa's band. They mar-
ried three weeks later.

Miller, accomplished musician, dies

continued from 14B

Tyner. His balanced but asser-
tive style was a model of fluen-
cy, lucidity and bounce, and it
influenced more than a genera-
tion of younger pianists.
He was a widely respected
bandleader, working with a
trio or with the group he called
Wingspan, after the title of
his second album. The blend
of alto saxophone and vibra-
phone on that album, released
on Landmark Records in 1987,
appealed enough to Miller that
he revived it in 2002 on "The
Sequel" (MaxJazz), working in
both cases with the vibraphon-
ist Steve Nelson. Among Mill-
er's releases in the past decade
were an impeccable solo piano
album and four live albums
featuring his dynamic trio.
Miller could be physically
imposing on the bandstand -
he stood taller than six feet,
with a sturdy build but his

temperament was warm and
gentlemanly. He was a dedi-
cated mentor: his bands over
the past decade included mu-
sicians in their 20s, and since
2005 he had been the director
of jazz studies at William Pa-
terson University in New Jer-
If his sideman credentials
overshadowed his solo career,
it wasn't hard to see why: he
played on hundreds of albums
and worked in a series of cel-
ebrated bands. His most vis-
ible recent work had been with
the bassist Ron Carter, whose
chamberlike Golden Striker
Trio featured Miller and the
guitarist Russell Malone on
equal footing; the group re-
leased a live album, "San Se-
bastian" (In+Out), this year.
Born in Greenwood, Miss.,
on Aug. 13, 1955, Mulgrew
Miller grew up immersed in
Delta blues and gospel music.
After picking out hymns by ear
at the family piano, he began

taking lessons at age eight.
He played the organ in church
and worked in soul cover
bands, but devoted himself to
jazz after seeing Peterson on
television, a moment he later
described as pivotal.
At Memphis State Universi-
ty he befriended two pianists,
James Williams and Donald
Brown, both of whom later
joined Art Blakey's Jazz Mes-
sengers. Miller spent several
years with that band, just as
he did with the trumpeter
Woody Shaw, the singer Betty
Carter and the Duke Ellington
Orchestra, led by Ellington's
son Mercer. Miller worked in
an acclaimed quintet led by the
drummer Tony Williams from
the mid-1980s until shortly
before Williams died in 1997.
Miller, who lived in Easton,
Pa., is survived by his wife,
Tanya; his son, Darnell; his
daughter, Leilani; a grandson;
three brothers and three sis-

Freedom of piety, outlawed globally

continued from 12B

- all countries that have over-
thrown autocratic governments
with American support since
2011 adopted restrictive new
laws or carried out prosecu-
tions against minority faiths.
Egypt's new Constitution pro-
hibits "undermining or subject-
ing to prejudice all messengers
and prophets," but does not
extend explicit protections to
Christianity or Judaism. Defa-
mation against all three major
faiths Islam, Christianity and
Judaism was explicitly pro-
hibited by statute under the
rule of Hosni Mubarak.

The constitution declares Is-
lam the official state religion,
and it recognizes Christianity
and Judaism in personal and
religious matters.
Egypt's new government,
dominated by members of the
Muslim Brotherhood, also has
done little to prosecute those
involved in religious violence
against Christians, creating an
atmosphere of impunity that
the report noted in many coun-
tries facing strife among differ-
ent believers.
The report is an annual exer-
cise to highlight the priority of
religious freedom in American
foreign policy.
Freedom of religion is not

"an American invention," Kerry
said, but rather a "universal
"And when necessary, yes,
it does directly call out some
of our close friends, as well as
some countries with whom we
seek stronger ties, and it does
so in order to try to make prog-
ress, even though we know it
may cause some discomfort,"
Kerry said, referring to the re-
"But when countries under-
mine or attack religious free-
dom, they not only unjustly
threaten those whom they tar-
They also threaten their
countries' own stability."

out," Ramey says. The evening
brought in more than $1,800;
when added to the student
body's donations, Special Needs
Athletics received more than
Students also coordinated a
"living blue ribbon" in April to
celebrate National Child Abuse
Prevention Awareness Month.
The ribbon consisted of more
than 80 students who formed
a ribbon and lit candles to hon-
or the survivors of child abuse
and remember those who have
lost lives due to abuse. Addi-
tional events included collect-
ing food and household items
for the Tennessee Children's
Home, bringing the residents of
a local women's and children's
shelter to the school's Christ-
mas concert to meet Santa and
receive Christmas presents, and
a T-shirt sale to raise funds for
breast cancer research in hon-
or of survivor and JCS teacher
Ashley Warrington.
Eight nonprofits were served
throughout the school year.
"Each month, the students
were excited to see the fruits of
their efforts. As each check was
presented, the next month's or-
ganization was revealed. That
announcement renewed excite-
ment among the student body
each month," Ramey says.

Greater New Macedonia
MBC 51st anniversary
Greater New Macedonia Mis-
sionarn Baptist Church mnvtes
vou to our 51st Anniversary
Celebration. We kick off our an-
niversarv celebration 7.30 p.m..
Thursday, June 6; Pastor Albert
Jones and the New Calvary Mis-
sionar. Baptist Church congre-
gaton will render service. We
invite you to join us as we cel-
ebrate Family Night 7:30 p.m..
Friday, June 7th
The anniversary will conclude
3 30 p.m Sunday. June ); Pas-
tor Martai McCullough and the
Brownsville l Missionarv Baptist
Church congregation will render
ser'. ice

Americans doubt prayer

can stop natural disasters

By David Roach

When natural disasters oc-
cur, most Xrmericars take in-
creased interest in God and
donate to relief agencies--and
they trust faith-based agen-
cies more than their secular
counterparts. A third also be-
lieve prayer can avert natural
Those are arnong the find-
ings of a LifeWay Research
sur-ey conducted days after
an historic EF5 tornado de%-
astated parts of Oklahoma
May 20, killing two dozen
people and causing billions of
dollars in damages
According to the study: com-
mrissioned b,, Life\.a','s Bible
Studies for Lite curriculum.
a thiud of Amencans increase
their trust in God during Limes
of suffering in response to
the question, Hov'.- do you feel
about God when suffering oc-
curs that appears unfair?" the
rnosi common response is "I
trust God more 133 percent.
Other responses include
'I arn confused about God
(25 percent
"I don't think ab':,ut God in

these situations" (16 percent).
"I wonder if God cares" (11
'i doubt God exists' (seven
'I am aingn. toward GCTod
Five percent
"I am resentJul toward
God' [three percent)
'Disasters, particularly
natural disasters, perplex all
of us, says Ed Stetzer. presi-
dent of LifeWav Research.
While some call them 'acts
of God.' others questC.n '.'.hv
a good and losing God would
do such a thing The fact is.
God does not give us all the
answers. But, as Christians
we believe that God rioes Lis
Himself--and that is h,, xve
have faith. Faith is believing
God when you don t have all
the answers. But. disasters
test that faith--sorme people
draw closer to God, some pull
a x. av
Nearly SEx in 10 Americans
157 percent agree w.'ith the
statement, "When a natural
disaster occurs. m\ interest
in God increases.' Thirtr,-one
percent disagree and 12 per-
cent don t knotu.

St. John VBS to reach 1000 students

St. John Baptist Church
will "Rock it Out" this year as
it embarks on another year of
Vacation Bible School. St. John
VBS has grown from 30 stu-
dents to over 500 in the past
three years. "Our goal this year
is 1000 students", said Director
Cecily Robinson-Duffle.
This size of Vacation Bible
School has outgrown space at
St. John and will be meeting
at Booker T. Washington Se-
nior High School. Students will
be able to select from electives
such as, band, wood-shop,
newspaper and dance. All stu-
dents will be enrolled in a Bibli-
cal Seminar.
St. John VBS is a FREE pro-
gram and will be held June

10th -14th from 8 am-1 pm for
students ages 4-17, Transpor-
tation and a hot breakfast along
with lunch will be served each
day. The VBS Block Party will
be held this Saturday from 11-2
pm at the Church. Come and
meet the staff of VBS and enjoy
games, music and free food.
To register your child please
call 786 -356 -2458 or 305
-372 -3877 or email sjbcvbs@ Potential corporate
and private donors are encour-
aged to email sjbcvbs@gmail.
corn for sponsorship opportu-
St. John is located at 1328
NW 3rd Ave in Miami. Bishop
James Adams is the -senior

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Wal-Mart pleads guilty to dumping hazardous waste

By Jayne O'Donnell

Wal-Mart Stores settled a
decade-long investigation into
its hazardous waste practices
recently when it pleaded guilty
to criminal charges and agreed
to pay $81 million, the Environ-
mental Protection Agency said.
In cases filed in Los Angeles
and San Francisco, Wal-Mart
pleaded guilty to six counts of
violating the Clean Water Act by
illegally handling and disposing
of hazardous materials at its
retail stores across the Unit-
ed States. The company also
pleaded guilty in Kansas City,
Mo., to violating federal law
governing the proper handling
of pesticides that had been re-
turned by customers at stores
across the country.
When combined with previ-
ous actions brought by Califor-
nia and Missouri, Wal-Mart will
pay a total of more than $110
million to resolve cases alleging
violations 'of federal and state
environmental laws.
'This case is as big as Wal-
Mart is," says Assistant U.S.
Attorney Joe Johns, chief of
the Justice Department's en-

vironmental crimes section in
Los Angeles. "This conduct is
alleged to have taken place at
every single Walmart in the
"Wal-Mart put the public aind
the environment at risk and
gained an unfair economic ad-
vantage over other companies."
Ignacia Moreno, assistant
U.S. attorney general
Wal-Mart did not have a pro-
gram in place and failed to train
its employees .on proper haz-
ardous waste management and
disposal practices at the store
level, according to documents
filed in U.S. District Court in
San Francisco.
The practices started at an
unknown, date and contin-
ued until January 2006. That
meant hazardous wastes were
either discarded improperly at
the store level including be-
ing put into municipal trash
bins or, if a liquid, poured into
the local sewer system or
they were improperly trans-
ported without proper safety
documentation to one of six
product-return centers located
throughout the U.S.
"By improperly handling haz-

i mn miw I

-Photo: Frederic J. Brown
Wal-Mart has admitted negligently dumping pollutants
from Walmart stores into sanitation drains across California,
a company spokeswoman says.

ardous waste, pesticides and
other materials in violation of
federal laws, Wal-Mart put the
public and the environment at
risk and gained an unfair eco-
nomic advantage over other
companies," said Ignacia More-
no, assistant attorney general
for the Justice Department's
Environment and Natural Re-

sources Division.
Wal-Mart admitted trucking
more than two million pounds
of regulated pesticides and oth-
er products from its return cen-
ters to Greenleaf, a recycling
facility in Neosho, Mo., between
July 2006 and February 2008.
Prosecutors say the products
were processed for reuse and

resale, but lax oversight caused
regulated pesticides to be mixed
together and offered for sale in
violation of FIFRA:
In 2010, the company agreed
to pay $27.6 million to settle
similar allegations made by
California authorities that led
to the overhaul of its hazard-
ous waste compliance program
nationwide. The state investiga-
tion began eight years ago when
a San Diego County health de-
partment employee saw a work-
er pouring bleach down a drain.
In another instance, officials
said a Solano County boy was
found playing in a mound of
fertilizer near a Walmart garden
section. The yellow-tinted pow-
der contained ammonium sul-
fate, a chemical compound that
causes irritation to people's
skin, eyes and respiratory tract.
"We have fixed the problem,"
Wal-Mart spokeswoman Brooke
Buchanan said. "We are obvi-
ously happy that this is the fi-
nal resolution."
Court documents show the
illegal dumping occurred in 16
California counties between
2003 and 2005. Federal prose-
cutors said the company didn't

train its employees on how to
handle and dispose of hazard-
ous materials at its stores.
In addition to sewage systems,
the waste also was improperly
taken to one of several product-
return centers throughout the
U.S. without proper safety doc-
Buchanan said employees are
better trained on how to clean
up, transport and dispose of
dangerous products such as
fertilizer that are spilled in the
store or have damaged packag-
For instance, workers are
armed with scanners that tell
them whether a damaged pack-
age is considered to contain a
hazardous material and are
trained on how to handle it,
she said. Wal-Mart also says it
has created nearly 50 dedicated
environment compliance staff,
with elevated management au-
Johns says Wal-Mart should
have known better sooner.
"We prosecute mom-and-pop
stores for this type of conduct,"
he says. "If there's anyone who
has the resources to comply
with the law, it's Wal-Mart."

AARP to coach aging Boomers reimaginingg

New AARP site offers

life advice
By Sharon Jayson

The latest bi.izzv.'ords for Bab\
Boomers are reinvent. reirnmagine.
encore," anything that suggests a
second chance or a new chapter
And because Boomers are such a
huge market, all soris of busriness'-s.
organzantons. authors, life coaches,
financial advisers and others are tr. -
ing to ser.e the needs of this genera-
tion of an estimated 76 million to 79
million, man', of whom bristle at the
thought of slok.ine :lov-n.
Helping Boomer-_- navigate the fu-
ture is turning nto a big business.

spav.'ning career websites such as and books including
Second-Act Careers anid Reboot Your
Career. Life coaches and financial
advisers offer more personalized at-
tentio,. often with a heft, price tag.
But now. there's a frebie: Life-, launching today by
AARP. the non-profit advocacy group
serving the over-50 set. The site is
free to anyone who registers, not just
AAkRP s 37 million members. 'It has
an ageless feel to it, and that's by
design. saN s Barbara Shiple, AARP
senior xice president of brand.
The site offers goal-setting advice
for careers, heair-h arid relationships,
there's al.o a private social network
called Sounding Board Organizers
envision local events with face-to-

face uime among peers Pilot events
are planned in Ariziona. California.
Georgia and South CaroLina There s
also the online Life Reimragined Insti-
tute for Innovaton, v.'tich could have
a physical home by, summer.
LifeReinmagined is the latest step
for the AARP Iformerly known as the
American Associauon of Retired Per-
sons) as it continues to rebrarid itself
and become the go-to addr-ess for
fee-ling good about aging.
"It's about you and what \',t% want
to accomplish.' Shipley says.
For many Boomers. thek old concept
of retirement just doesn't register; ex-
perts say most either plan to contin-
tue in their current job or envision a
new career. According to the Bureau
of Labor Statisucs. 21 percent of the

UiSA's civihlian .workforce w'as
55 or older as ofApril: by q6-
2020, it projects a rise to ,
25 percent, in 2000, just
1.3 percent of the work-
force was age 55 or older.
Author Cash Nickerson is
well aware of the trend. He's been
researching the rapid growih of
the 50-plus worker for his up-
coming book BOOMERangs,
Engaging the Aging Workforce
in America. due in AugTLust.
Workplaces, by and large,
have always been designed
for young people. They just
haven't changed," says Nick-
erson. who heads an engi-
ricneering arid IT staffing firm in

Evidence shows crack baby

scare was overblown in 8os

By Associated Press

Research in teens adds fresh
evidence that the 1980s "crack
baby" scare was overblown,
finding little proof of any major
long-term ill effects in children
whose mothers used. cocaine
during pregnancy.
Some studies have linked
pregnant women's cocaine use
with children's behavior dif-
ficulties, attention problems,
anxiety and worse school per-
formance. But the effects were
mostly small and may have
resulted from other factors in-
cluding family problems or vio-
lence, parents' continued drug
use and poverty, the research-
ers said.
They reviewed 27 studies in-
volving more than 5,000 11- to
17-year-olds whose mothers
had used cocaine while preg-
nant. The studies all involved

low-income, mostly Black and
urban families.
The review, led by Univer-
sity of Maryland pediatrics re-
searcher Maureen Black, was
released online Monday in the
journal Pediatrics.
Widespread use of crack co-
caine in the 1980s led to the
"crack baby" scare, when ba-
bies born to crack users some-
times had worrisome symp-
toms including jitteriness and
smaller heads. Studies at the
time blamed prenatal drug use,
suggested affected children
had irreversible brain dam-
age and predicted dire futures
for them. These reports led to
widespread media coverage
featuring breathless headlines
and heart-rending images of
tiny sick newborns hooked up
to hospital machines.
"The field of prenatal cocaine
exposure has advanced sig-

nificantly since the mislead-
ing 'crack baby' scare of the
1980s," the review authors
In recent years experts have
mostly discounted any link,
noting that so-called crack ba-
bies often were born prema-
turely, which could account for
many of their early symptoms.
Studies that tracked children
beyond infancy have failed to
find any severe outcomes.
In some studies included in
the new review, crack-exposed
teens had lower scores on de-
velopmental tests than other
children but their scores were
still within normal limits. Many
studies found that the chil-
dren's family environment or
violence were directly related to
the teen's performance regard-
less of whether their mothers
had used cocaine during preg-
nancy, the researchers said.

OxyContin abuse: Can it be slowed?

By Dr. Tyeese Gaines

Millions of OxyContin pre-
scriptions are written each year
and it is an oft-abused medi-
cation. But, OxyContin is not
alone. Nearly 1.8 million Ameri-
cans were addicted to some
form of prescription pain re-
liever in 2011, much more than
those addicted to cocaine and
heroin combined.
Increasing the drug's poten-
tial for addiction, some who
abuse OxyContin crush the
pills and snort the powder like
cocaine or dissolve it and shoot
it like heroin to get a more in-
tense rush.
OxyContin, the brand name
for the long-acting form of oxy-
codone, carries a significant
risk for overdose and deaths
from overdose. It's in the same
family of substances as heroin
and methadone.
The effects of oxycodone -
also found in Percocet, Roxi-
codone, Roxicet, Endocet and
Endodan lasts for about five
hours, whereas OxyContin's

effects last for 12

"Availability is a
huge factor," says
Nicholas Reuter of
Reckitt Benckiser
on the increasing
abuse of OxyCon-
tin tablets. Prior


to his current position, Reuter
worked for the FDA and the U.S.
Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Services Administration.
He names public health mes-
sages on the dangers of heroin
abuse as another important
factor driving this epidemic.
Public health messages in the
1990s warned against intrave-
nous drug use due to the risk
of contracting HIV from shared
needles. Subsequently, from
1994 to 2002, use of oxycodo-
ne-containing oral medications
more than quadrupled.
One way people become ad-
dicted is after being prescribed
opiates for legitimate reasons -

such as pain from in-
juries or car accidents
- and they become
physically dependent
on them.
"Anybody who's us-
ing an opioid for pain
treatment beyond a
certain amount of
days or weeks be-
comes dependent,"
Reuter says. "The risk

of physical dependence is very
There is a difference, how-
ever, between being physically
dependent on a medication
and becoming an abuser. Drug
abuse is defined as "compul-
sive drug use despite harmful
consequences," according to
the National Institute on Drug
Abuse. That includes negative
effects on family relationships
and job obligations.

Around the same time as the
surge in OxyContin and short-
er-acting oxycodone abuse,
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Listen with your left,
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By Cathy Payne
Hands down left-brain thinkers use
their right hand to hold their cellphone, a
new study finds.
The study shows a strong correlation be-
tween brain dominance and the ear used
to listen to a cellphone, says Michael Seid-
man, the study's lead author. If your hear-
ing ability is the same in both ears and
you hold your phone to your right ear, you
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Among 717 survey respondents, 90 per-
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Kiaren Thomas has learned
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Billions wasted on
failed efforts to treat
the disease

By Andrea Gerlin
A cheap regimen of vitamins in use for
decades is seen by scientists as a way to
delay the start of Alzheimer's disease and
dementia, a goal that prescription drugs
have failed to achieve.
Drugmakers including Bristol-Myers
Squibb Co., Pfizer Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co.
have spent billions of dollars on ineffec-
tive therapies in a so-far fruitless effort to
come up with a treatment for dementia
and Alzheimer's.
Now, in the latest of a steady drum-
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cise and socializing remain patients' best
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ceedings of the National Academy of Sci-
ences shows that vitamins B6 and B12
combined with folic acid slowed atrophy
of gray matter in brain areas affected by
Alzheimer's disease.
"You don't have any other options for
these patients, so why not try giving them
this cocktail of B vitamins?" says Johan
Lokk, a professor and head physician in
the geriatric department at Karolinska
University Hospital Huddinge in Sweden',
who wasn't involved in the study.
Alzheimer's disease and dementia most-
ly affect older people. As people live lon-
ger, the number afflicted by the condi-
tions is growing. Delaying dementia with
an inexpensive vitamin regimen may help
stem the surge in cases, which the World
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And even if they qualify for
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Thomas' mother lived on lim-
ited means and could qualify,
but when she needed Medicaid
she was put on a waiting list.

Health care crisis looms for seniors

By Michelle Healy
An aging nation that's living longer
but with growing rates of obesity,
diabetes and other chronic diseases
points to an emerging health care
crisis, says a report out recently
that analyzes seniors' health status
Just two years ago, the first Baby
Boomers turned 65, setting into mo-
tion a "tremendous demographic
shift in the U.S. population," said
physician Rhonda Randall, a senior
adviser to the not-for-profit United
Health Foundation, which released
America's Health Rankings Senior
Report Tuesday.
The report focuses on 34 measures
of senior health, including physi-
cal inactivity, obesity, self-reported

By 2050, seniors will make up 25 percent of the population. Those
85 and older are projected to increase from 5.8 million in 2010 to 8.7
million in 2030.

health status, poverty, drug cover-
age, hospital re-admission rates and
flu vaccinations. The data analyzed
is from more than a dozen govern-
ment agencies and private research
As generations move into retire-
ment, they become greater consum-
ers of health care, Randall said. But
those turning 65 today "are more
likely to live longer than their par-
ents and grandparents, and much
more likely to live sicker for a longer
period of time," she said.
Among signs of impending chal-
lenges the report cites:
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continued from 17B

ear because "it sounds better,"
Seidman says. "If you put a
phone to your right ear, 90-
plus percent of the messages
are going to the left side.
The left side of the brain
controls the right side of the
body. It is a quicker route to
the speech and language cen-
Left-brain-dominant people
are more likely to use their
right hand for daily tasks,
such as writing. Right-brain-
dominant people are more

likely to use their left hand.
But Seidman says the prac-
tice of right-handed people
listening with their right ear is
It is challenging to hold
the phone and take notes at
the same time with the right
hand, he adds.
Susan Bookheimer, director
of the Staglin Imaging Center
for Cognitive Neuroscience at
UCLA, says in an e-mail that
the results show about equal
proportions of right-handers
holding the phone with their
right hand and left-handers
using the phone with their

left hand.
"The logical conclusion
should be that individuals are
more likely to hold the phone
in their dominant hand than
in their non-dominant hand,"
she says.
Seidman says, "Our findings
have several implications, es-
pecially for mapping the lan-
guage center of the brain."
"By establishing a correla-
tion between cerebral domi-
nance and sidedness of cell-
phone use, it may be possible
to develop a less invasive, low-
er-cost option to establish the
side of the brain where speech

and language occur rather
than the Wada test," says Se-
idman, director of the division
of otologic and neurotologic
surgery in the Department
of Otolaryngology-Head and
Neck Surgery at Henry Ford
Hospital in Detroit.
The Wada test is a procedure
that injects an anesthetic into
the carotid artery to put part
of the brain to sleep in order
to map activity, he adds.
Seidman says studies are
underway to look at tumor
registry banks of patients with
head, neck and brain cancer
to evaluate cellphone usage.

Combination of vitamins could delay dementia

continued from 17B

Health Organization predicted
would more than triple from 36
million worldwide in 2010 to
115 million in 2050, as well as
the cost, estimated at $604 bil-
lion in 2010 by Alzheimer's Dis-
ease International.

"If you have somebody who
has 'outright Alzheimer's dis-
ease, this isn't really going to
help them much," said Joshua
Miller, a professor in the de-
partment of nutritional scienc-

es at Rutgers University in New
Brunswick, New Jersey. "If you
can catch them at an earlier
level, they may be able to ben-
efit from it but only if you have
elevated homocysteine."
A U.S. study published in
2008 found that people who had
moderate or severe Alzheimer's
didn't benefit from the supple-
ments. There's no evidence that
B vitamins enhance cognitive
function in healthy people, A.
David Smith said.
Doctors in Sweden began
measuring homocysteine in
people who report declining
memory about two years ago,

said Lokk at Karolinska. Swed-
ish patients with high homo-
cysteine are given folic acid and
B vitamins, even if they aren't
It's too early to put everyone
on B vitamins, said Jess Smith
of the Alzheimer's Society.
"The evidence for supple-
menting is just not there yet,"
she said. "We need bigger stud-
ies and more evidence that
looks at what homocysteine is
doing and what is actually go-
ing on in the brain."
A. David Smith agrees. He,
plans a study of B vitamins in
1,200 people over 70 with MCI

and elevated homocysteine. He
needs six million pounds ($9.1
million) to pay for it. Miller
plans another large study and
wants to see if folic acid in flour
in the U.S. leads to different re-
sults there. Meanwhile, the lack
of blockbuster-drug potential
presents funding hurdles.
"The pharmaceutical compa-
nies aren't going to make any
money on this and the supple-
ment companies aren't going to
have enough money to do it,"
Miller said. "This would have to
be government-funded. I'm just
not sure the climate is right for
it now."

Ailments see rise in increasing elderly population

SENIORS ease; nearly 60 percent have it, we won't know what to do Overall, Minnesota tops the
continued from 17B arthritis, a leading cause of dis- about it." list in senior health, followed by
ability. The report offers "an im- Vermont (2), New Hampshire
2030, the year all members of Adults 65 and older spend portant set of messages . (3), Massachusetts (4) and Iowa
the Baby Boomer generation nearly twice as much as those for personal focus, family and (5).

* will have turned 65, according
to Census data. By 2050, se-
niors will make up 25 percent
of the population. Those 85 and
older are projected to increase
from 5.8 million in 2010 to 8.7
million in 2030.
Nearly eight in 10 seniors
are living with at least one
chronic health condition; 50
percent have two or more, the
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention estimates. About 25
percent of older Americans are'
obese; 20 percent have been
diagnosed with diabetes; more
than 70 percent have heart dis-

45 to 64 on health care each
year; they spend three to five
times more than all adults
younger than 65, according to
If not addressed, the in-
creased burden of chronic dis-
ease will not only have severe
economic consequences but
affect older adults' overall well-
being, Randall said. "This is a
really important time in our
nation's history for us to take
a look at this demographic
change and the health and be-
havior outcomes for this pop-
ulation. If we don't measure

community focus, and a heads-
up to the providers, and a real
heads-up to policy makers,"
said Jennie Chin Hansen, CEO
of the American Geriatrics Soci-
ety and author of one of several
commentaries in the report.
Some of the trends are "very
cautionary," Hansen added.
They highlight "that we really
do have to be thoughtful, stra-
tegic and intentional if we are
going to insure that people's
health and well-being is going
to be made better. There's stuff
we know, but now there's stuff
-we have to do. "

At the bottom: Mississippi
(50), Oklahoma (49), Louisiana
(48), West Virginia (47) and Ar-
kansas (46).
Minnesota's top ranking re-
flects a combination of factors,
including a large number of se-
niors who report being in very
good or excellent health, high
rates of creditable drug cover-
age, relatively high availability
of home health care workers,
as well as a low rate of seniors
at risk of going hungry and a
low rate of hospitalization for
hip fractures, according to the

continued from 16B

there was also a push in the
medical field known as "pain is
the fifth vital sign."
This push encourages provid-
ers to not only check a patient's
four vital signs blood pres-
sure, heart rate, rate of breath-
ing and oxygen level but to

also ask about the patient's
pain on a scale of one to ten,
and address it.
This especially affects those
with chronic pain, who now get
prescriptions for large quanti-
ties of pain medications from
"For a long time, chronic pain
wasn't acknowledged," Reuter

Millions bypass the doctor

continued from 17B

Sparapani sought help, boasts
640 Minute Clinics in the U.S.
with plans to have 1,500 by
All these clinics are staffed
by either nurse practitioners
or physicians' assistants. Both
can write prescriptions and
have advanced degrees.
The clinics are clearly meet-
ing a public demand one
that is forecast to grow as the
population ages and the Af-
fordable Care Act extends in-
surance to another 34 million
people. A survey published in
January indicates that more
than one-quarter of Americans
have been to one of these clin-
ics in the past two years. They
cite convenience no appoint-
ments, short waits and extend-

ed hours as reasons.
And three-quarters of them
had health insurance.
Some physicians fear this ex-
pansion could poses a health
threat to the people treated.
Instead of having a "medi-
cal home" where a physician
knows the patient's history,
more patients will be leaving
pieces of their medical histories
scattered about town in various
"What about your mammo-
grams, what about your diet or
mental health? They're going to
take care of parts. They aren't
going to provide comprehensive
medical care," said Dr. Jeffrey
Cain, president of the American
Academy of Family Physicians,
who practices in Denver.
Cain and the academy do not
write off pharmacy clinics en-

Coach 19th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Stafford and
Barbara Nairn, Jr. is celebrating
19 years of holy matrimony on
JunIe 1lth.
True love. True joy. Love at
first sight. We met during the
summer of 1992. Thereafter ex-
changing our vows on June 11,
1994. Therein we entered into
covenant with God, and each
other. Who God has joined to-
gether let not man put asunder.
Our marriage 'is based on the
Word of God, Mark 11:23-25;
I John 5:14-15 and Matt. 18:19.
We are blessed with two sons,
Stafford III, 16 and Joseph
Harvey, 14.
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is blessed of God. The glory is'
the Lord's. Post congratulations

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Bain Range

retired educator,
79, died June
2 in Phoenix,
AZ. Survivors
include: sons:
Joseph "Jose"
Woodard (Tina)
and David L. -
Woodard (Sharon); daughter,
Kay 0 Woodard Burwell, Esq.;
grandchildren; David Woodard,
Jr., Mariah Woodard, Tate Burwell
and Adin Burwell; brothers: Percy
G. Anderson, Hubert L. Anderson
(Barbara), Herman L. Anderson
and Alvin A. Anderson (Linda);
sister, Thelma Anderson Gibson
and a host of other relatives and
friends. Service 11 a.m., Saturday
at Christ Episcopal Church.

cook, died May
29. Survivors
include: one
daughter, Bar-
bara Graham; "
one brother,
Jessie Royal;
two grand-
daughters, Sa-
brina McTaw, Wand,
grandson, Warren A. C
vice 11 a.m., Saturday
Baptist Church.

Wright and Young Hadley Davis MLK
retired educator/ 79, hairstylist,
Mary Kay sales died May 31 at
Director, died Jackson health
May 18 at System. Service
home. Services 10yatm.,Service
were held. 10 am., Friday
in the chapel.

nursing home
;on dietician, died
May 30 at
94, retired Metropolitan
Hospital Miami.
Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday at
Jordan Grove

Baptist Church.

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y a

- Herring;
ham. Ser-
t St. John

64, laborer died June 2. Service 1
p.m., Saturday in the chapel.

retired, died May
30 in Snellville,
GA. Service 11 .
a.m., Saturday
at Stronghold *t. 1
Christian:'" *
Church in ,
Snellville, GA

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ISSAC LOWERY, JR., 74, cook,
died May 30 ~ ,
at North Shore 7e
Medical Center
FMC. Service
11 a.m., Satur-
day in the cha-

EH Zion
CNA, died May
24 at Monroe
Regional Hos-
pital. Service
11:30 a.m., Sat-
urday at Greater
Holy Cross Mis-
sionary Baptist

76, died June
2 at home.
Viewing 5-8 .
p.m., Friday
at Dayspring
MB Church.
Service 12 p.m.,
Saturday at the .

Hall Ferguson
"JOE," 76,
retired laborer,
died May 31,
at VA Hospital. j
Service 11
a.m., Saturday
at Greater
Fellowship M.B.
Church, 2601
NW 65 Street.

LOCK, aka

LUIS CASTILLO, 70, laborer,
died May 26 in nursing home.
Arrangements are incomplete.

bookkeeper, died May 31 at home.
Private service with family and
i . . . . . .. . . . . i
Obituaries are due by
4:30 p.m., Tuesday
Call 305-694-6210

retired educator *
for Miami ..
Dade County
Public Schools,
died May 31.

include: her
Angela Sippio
and Lynne Coleman; sister, Laura
Hurt; brother, James Wiggins and a
host of other relatives and friends.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Ivy Beyond
The Wall Ceremony 6:30 p.m.,
Thursday in the chapel. Service 11
a.m., Friday at St. James A.M.E.

- LOWRIE, 85,
retired Teacher
for Miami
Dade County [
Public Schools,
died May 31.
S u r v i v o r s [ .t- '
include: her
Christye Fairell (George); son,
Patrick E. Lowrie (Rose); sister-in-
law, Annie Lowrie-Smith; brother-
in-law, Dr. Charles Lowrie (Palricia'i
niece, Nnamdi Lowrie (Nicholei
four grandchildren and a host of
other relatives and friends. Family
receiving friends 6-8 p.m, Friday
in the chapel. Alpa Kappa Alpha
Ivey Beyond The Wall Service 6:30
p.m., Friday in the chapel. Service
11 a.m., Saturday at The Historical
Mt. Zion M.B. Church.

retired mail carrier, died May 27
at Palmetto General Hospital.
Service 10 a.m.. Wednesday at

New Shiloh M.B. Church.

Hadley Davi
Miami Garde
washer, died
May 25 at .
Jackson North
H o s p ital
Service 12 p.m.,
Saturday in the

S tech, died May
l 28 at home.
Service 1
p.m., Saturday
S at Ebenezer
U n i t e d
Method ist
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died May 30
at Memorial ..
South Hospital. '
Arrangements .._l ...."
are incomplete. '. -. .

ANDREA JONES, 42, died May
25. Services were held.

RODERICK R. DAVIS, 47, cook,
died May 30
at University .
Of Miami. .....
Service 11 :a, -^f
a.m., Saturday .
at Liberty CityV,
Church Of God.

TIMOTHY KELSEY, 36, laborer,
died June 2
at Jackson

Service 2 p.m.,
Saturday in the

died May 22. Services were held.

BINNIE H. HOOKS, 84, died
May 25. Services were held.

Gregg L. Mason
tired carpenter,
Bonded Rental
Agency, died
May 31. Viewing
2 p.m. -9 p.m ...
Friday. Service
2:30 p.m., Sat- a
urday in the
chapel. Inter- O
ment: Forest Lawn.

May 31 at home. Service 10
a.m., Saturday at Second Baptist

died May 29 at Mercy Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,
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In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

11/22/1934 -06/05/2012

Daddy, it's already been a
year since you have passed,
but our hearts are still broken
of our loss for you.
We think of you always, but
especially today.
You will never be forgotten
although you are gone away.
Your memory is a keepsake
with which we never part.
God has you in his keeping;
we have you in our heart.
Your loving wife, Rosa
Cooper; your daughter,
Geraldine; and family.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

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like only yesterday.
We love and miss you,
Juanita, Betty and Ivory.

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Your wife, Wanda Anthony,
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Fl 33157.
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The Roots honored in

new Philadelphia mural.

'A JUNE 5-11, 2013


Questlove: 'This is one of the

greatest moments of our career'

By Kathy Matheson

The Roots are officially
living large in their home-
Members of the house
band for NBC's "Late Night
with Jimmy Fallon" in
New York returned to their
roots in Philadelphia last
Friday for the dedication of
a multistory mural in their
The massive artwork

occupies the back wall of
a charter school on the
street where the Grammy
Award-winning band once
busked for change after its
founding in 1992.
"This is an amazing
turnaround that on South
Street we're getting im-
mortalized some 21 years
later," Roots drummer
Ahmir "Questlove" Thomp-
son said.
The mural, titled "Leg-

endary," is a colorful col-
lage of images including
portraits, cassette tapes
and musical instruments
that traces the history of
the hip-hop group.
It's one of more than
3,600- pieces of art created
by the city's Mural Arts
The project's unveiling
came a day before The
Roots Picnic, an annual
music festival in the city
hosted and curated by
the band. In a few weeks,
Thompson's memoir "Mo'
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Unsinkable or

just plain stinky?

Bradshaw's fictitious novel about
the Titanic dodges the facts

By Terri Schichenmeyer

You need a vacation.
Just a little getaway,
that's all. A few days
outside, sand and sun,
drinks with umbrellas
served by someone in a
uniform. Luxurious ac-
commodations, rich food
- yeah, you could see
that kind of life becoming
more than just a vaca-
But would you move,
permanently? In the
new book "Unsinkable"
by Nicole Bradshaw, the
LaRoche family decided

to return to Canada and
leave France behind for-
ever. But they would ac-
tually leave behind much,
much more.
The night started so
well, and ended so badly.
Fifteen-year-old Cor- "
rine LaRoche snuck out
of the house to see her
boyfriend, but then she
caught him cheating.
When she returned home
in tears, she found the
police in her house and
one of them had his foot.
on her father's neck.
That kind of harass-
ment didn't happen often,

Singing group blends island

flavor with South FL swag

but it happened enough.
Corrine's father was a Ne-
gro man; her mother was
white. Years ago, they'd
left Canada to move to
Cherbourg, France, hop-
ing to make a good life
for their family overseas.
Now it was time to go
back home.
With plans for his wife
to join them later, Cor-
rine's father booked
second-class tickets for
himself and his daugh-
ters on the Titanic.
Though her sister was
less than awed, Corrine
was amazed by the size of
the great ship. She could
hardly believe that some-
thing so big could float
Please turn to BOOK 3C

First single "I Need

U" rising fast on

the charts
Miami Times staff

Pure Pressure is a local hip-
hop, R&B group that is set to
open for teen heartthrob Bow
Wow in Hollywood [FL] later this
month [June 22nd]. They were
one of the featured artists last
weekend during a rally honoring
Trayvon Martin. And they have a
hit single, "I Need U," that's being
played regularly in local clubs
and is at the top of the charts on
both 99 JAMZ and 106.7 WRMA.
It's a dream come true for the
four-man group whose oldest
member is just 21. But according

to their choreographer and desig-
nated spokesman, Joshua "Josh"
Allen Harris, 19, it took a whole
lot more than simply dreaming to
get them to this exciting moment
in their young lives.
"We are committed to this
and want it as badly as a per-
son needs food or water or air to
breathe," he said. "Each of us is
talented and brings something
special to the group, but we prac-
tice together and work ten times
harder than anyone else.
And we're gonna push and
push until we can't push any-
more. Sure we talk about becom-
ing rich and famous but what we
really want is for our music to
help others we want to reach
people and change people. We
want to be who folks talk about
as the next big group."

With a group whose members
can not only sing, dance and
rap, but are also articulate and
handsome, they are already be-
ing compared to the likes of New
Edition, Boyz II Men and Pretty
Ricky. But who is this foursome
that met in a Broward garage
just two years ago? Besides lead
and back up singer Josh, who
attended Dillard High and grew
up in Pompano Beach, the other
members include: lead singer
Xavier "Xay" Taylor, 19, who
briefly attended Florida Memorial
University, has been singing since
he was five and is also a Dillard
High grad; backup singer Oshane
"Shane" Francis, 18, a North Mi-
ami resident and Miramar High
Please turn to PURE 3C

Comedian uses Apartheid as humor

Trevor Noah's one-man show,

Born a Crime, delves into race

By Mark Corece

Trevor Noah knows that
any comedian hoping for
longevity should be able
to accomplish two things:
make an audience laugh
and provoke thought no
matter how uncomfortable.
The South Africa-native ac-
complished this and more
in his one-man show, Born
a Crime, where he cleverly
talks about Apartheid and
his experience with the
segregated south. The show

delivers edgy satire on race
with one solution that could
bring us all together good
Do you think audiences
in South Africa laugh
more about Apartheid
than audiences in the U.S.
laugh about slavery or the
Jim Crow era?
I do think so. Yes. I think
we've tackled it more head-
on in the comedic sphere.
It's something that we really
have been adamant about
and it's been good. I guess

there is a lot more sensi-
tivity towards slavery and
those things when you are
traveling to the U.S. Not

everyone is as quick to joke
about it or find it funny.
Why do you think that
I don't know. That's a
good question. Maybe if you
look at South Africa, we've
done a lot to try to rectify
the past. A Black president
runs the country; it's run
by a Black political party.
Black people are moving
up in society, slowly but
surely. I guess to a certain
extent people feel like they
can joke about it because
it's being fixed. In America,
people are still very sensi-
tive about slavery because
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It was my rare
opportunity to visit
Jackson Seafood
SRestaurant in
(Overtown) and ran
into Rev. Dr. Joreatha
M. Capers, pastor,
Ebenezer United
Methodist Church W
and the Ninety Plus WL
Club enjoying lunch
just a few steps away from the
original church. These special
people included Geraldine
Bell, Lorene Gilchrease, Julia
Jerkins, Willie M. Pinder,
Calvert Edwards (the only male),
Thelma Hayden, Ruth Parlins,
and Eunice Wiggins. They were
also recognized during Sunday's
service. Congratulations to
the 2013 college graduates:
Ge'ne Boykins, Eboni Finley,
Antrinika Mack, Edward
Mercado, Chrystal Pinder,
Lauren Smith, Norma Sank,
Ministers. Karri Brookins,

Lawrence Josey,
Tia Major, Erin J.
Strachan, Octavia
Noble, Ashley Rodgers,
DaVivian Larmond,
"ftr and Adrian Thomas.
Traniece Henderson,
manager, Arcola Lakes
SPark, took her senior
SON group and the Singing
Angels to an educational
health fair, last Thursday,
at Gwen Cherry Park. The
performing Angels were Gloria
Pacley, Mary Simmons, Joe and
Shelia Mack, Wanda Green,
Nana, Elizabeth James, Carolyn
Frazier, Mae Eta Lawry, Luke
and Daisy Emmers, Gladys
Smith, Henry Williams, Mamie
Williams, Brenda Hadley,
Deacon Henry Small, Daphne
Johnson, and a host of senior
citizens that received tips on
maintaining health
A special salute goes out
Patricia G. Moss for her Annual

Scholarship Award Luncheon,
Saturday, June 1, in the N.F.
Clark Fellowship Hall, where
recipients received $1500 plus
$200 for books from yours
truly. Recipients were: Taneshia
Clark, Aaliyah Pierre, Norman
Redman, Kazonte Lockett,
and Brandi Johnson, $200.00
for books from yours truly.
The program included Regina
Facen, mistress of ceremonies,
Deacon Rudolph Johnson,
James Moss, Franklin
Williams, Phyllis Pinder, and
Georgena D. Ford keynote
speaker who used the word "P-E-
R-S-E-V-E-R-A-N-C-E, to spell
out the graduate objectives.
Moss thanked her committee
in tears for a successful
luncheon. Veronica Rahming
was the chair and Marian
Smith was co-chair.
Rev. Capers was honored
with musical tributes, received
numerous gifts and presented
with a medley of her favorite
songs. Adding to the mix was
Comedian Monte' Benjamin
who closed out the program
with everyone exercising their
laugh meter.

Messy debacle over Nelson

Mandela trust goes public
By Lydia Polgreen BOAS=".

Nelson Mandela was livid. He

believed that two of his daugh- -
ters, working with a lawyer hed l r '
had recently fired, were try-
ing to meddle in his financial
affairs. So he summoned the
daughters, Makazilve Mandela
and Zenani Dlamini, to his .. .
home here for a family meeting

wiherngedl preatednt, herovie forhem apon et oflin~o Chen and "t .... Madea as trste"""
in April 2005. According to two
people present, h~e'gave them a
withering talking-to.
"Mandela made it clear,"
Bally Chuene, Mandela's cur-
rent lawyer, said this month in . L.
a sworn statement, "that he did co
not want them involved in his
affairs." -Associated Press
At the time, the daughters Former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa with
appeared to acquiesce to Man- his daughter Makaziwe Mandela in 2005, the year he called
dela's wish to appoint inde-
pendent trustees to-a trust he a family meeting regarding his financial dealings.
had created to provide for his appointment of Chuene and ate of Mandela, as trustees to
descendants. According to the George Bizos, a veteran human a trust financed by the sale of
statement, they agreed to the rights lawyer and close associ- Please turn to MANDELA 6C

South FL boy group set for stardom

continued from 1C

alum; and rap specialist Kyron
"Spank" Gibson, 21, a graduate
of Hallandale High who hails
from Miami.
The group is being groomed
by Travis Faison, CEO for GMF"
Music Group, Inc. and business
partner T-DOGG who wrote
Pure Pressure's rapidly-rising
"We've had a few others guys

that we tried out but we finally
narrowed it down to the cur-
rent four because they had the
right chemistry the sound
and the energy that we were
looking for," said Faison, who is
also Spank's father.
Pure Pressure hopes to kick-
off a college tour in the fall,
performing at homecomings,
opening for already established
acts and doing as many radio
interviews as possible.
"Working so closely with

these guys has taught me how
to get along with others and
to respect their differences,"
Shane said. "When we hit
the stage, it's exciting and it's
As for multi-tattooed Spank,
his assessment of why the
group continues to gain more
and more fans was quite sim-
"We got swag," he said.
Check out the group on

Bradshaw mixes fiction and history

continued from 1C

on water.
The Titanic was nearly as
big as Cherbourg itself! There
was music on-deck, tables with
umbrellas, and lots and lots of
But the one person who
caught Corrine's eye was a
handsomely-uniformed young
white seaman who seemed
quite attracted to her. His name
was Christopher and his uncle
was the Captain of the Titanic.
So when he invited Corrine
to have dinner with him in the
first-class dining room, she
naturally accepted although
no one else was happy about

their budding romance. Chris-
topher's mother had hoped he
would marry a girl from his so-
cial class, and not a common
Negro girl. Corrine's father dis-
trusted white people, too.
But for Corrine and Christo-
pher, nothing would stop their
growing love.
Nothing, of course, except an
I was so excited about this
book. It had such promise: a
novel loosely based on a true
story of the only Black family
on the Titanic.
I couldn't wait to read it. Un-
fortunately, I should've...
When I say that author Nicole
Bradshaw "loosely" based "Un-
sinkable" on truth, I mean very

very loosely. The setting of the
book is 100 years old but its
language is modern, which
ruined the story for me right
There are some obvious his-
torical details that are wrong
here, and we're expected to
accept several big stretch-
es of imagination on top of
that. Yes, this is fiction, but it
could've been much better fic-
tion had it not been modern-
ized, altered, or contrived.
To say that this book was
a disappointment to me is an
understatement of Titanic pro-
portions and for that, I can't
recommend it.
Overall, my opinion of "Un-
sinkable" is that it just.tanks.

Philadelphia mural honors the Roots

continued from 1C

Meta Blues" will be released.
Mural Arts Program ex-
ecutive director Jane Golden
praised the project's paint and
design team, which persevered
through numerous complica-
The original location, about
eight blocks away on the same
street, fell through.
"What you see behind me
right now is beautiful," Golden

said. "We think and we hope
that we captured the wonder-
ful spirit of The Roots."
When plans for the mural
were first announced in No-
vember 2011, Roots co-founder
Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter
noted how he once got busted
for graffiti as a teenager and a
judge ordered him to clean up
such vandalism by painting
Trotter called the punish-
ment "scrub time."
Last Friday, he said it was

great to see his life come full
"It hits close to home for me
that this is in south Philadel-
phia. This is my part of town,"
Trotter said. "It's an honor and
a blessing."
Thompson, too, said he was
"This is one of the greatest
moments of our career," he
said. "I've forever driven the
streets of Philadelphia wonder-
ing, when are we getting our

Narrative of immigrant from

Zimbabwe depicted in novel

By Michiko Kakutani

"When things fall apart, the
children of the land scurry
and scatter like birds escaping
a burning sky," NoViolet Bu-
lawayo writes in her deeply felt
and fiercely written debut novel.
"They flee their own wretched
land so their hunger may be pac-
ified in foreign lands, their tears
wiped away in strange lands,
the wounds of their despair
bandaged in faraway lands,
their blistered prayers muttered
in the darkness of queer lands."
They leave behind their moth-
ers and fathers and "the bones
of their ancestors in the earth"
- they leave behind "everything
that makes them who and what
they are, leaving because it is no
longer possible to stay."
The place they are leaving,
in this case, is Zimbabwe, that
African nation brutalized by,
more than 30 years of malignity
and neglect under the autocrat-
ic rule of Robert Mugabe a
country reeling, as the journal-
ist Peter Godwin noted in his
powerful 2011 book "The Fear"



from unemployment, hunger,
inflation, AIDS and the govern-
ment's torture and violent in-
timidation of all political oppo-
sition. The place many of them
are hoping to flee to is the U.S.
- the destination of the novel's
young narrator, Darling, who
will begin a new life there with
her aunt.
Thanks to her Aunt Fostalina,
who lives in "Destroyedmichy-
gen" (Detroit, Michigan), Dar-

ling does make it to the U.S. At
first she is surprised by the as-
tonishing variety and plenitude
of food,' by the wealth of every-
day choices ("Do you prefer this
or that? Are you sure? as if I
have become a real person") and
by the silent mystery of snow:
it's like "we're in the crazy parts
of the Bible, there where God is
busy punishing people for their
sins and is making them miser-
able with all the weather."
Bulawayo gives us a sense of
Darling's new life in staccato
takes that show us both her
immersion in and her alien-
ation from American culture.
We come to understand how
stranded she often feels, up-
rooted from all the traditions
and beliefs she grew up with,
and at the same time detached
from the hectic life of easy grati-
fication in America. We hear
her anger at white liberals who
speak patronizingly about the
troubles of "Africa," lumping to-
gether all the countries on that
continent as though they were
interchangeable parts of one big

Comedian claims U.S. still touchy

continued from 1C

maybe Black people are still
not at the forefront or given
similar opportunities. It real-
ly depends on where you are.
At the end of the day, you can
never be offensive, somebody
just decides to take offense to
what you've said. So people
can laugh at anything and
some are way more sensitive.
Is there any subject mat-
ter you stay away from? In
your show you even joke
about Hitler.
No, I don't think there is
any subject matter I won't
joke about. Everybody can
laugh at everything. You just
have to find what that thing
is. Some people find the best
way to get over pain is to

laugh. Sometimes after funer-
als people are laughing about
the fun times they've had with
the person who has died. Be-
cause I work in the realm of
laughter, I think anything can
be laughed at. As long as you
find the right angle and the
thing that is truly funny about
You talk about coming to
the U.S. and becoming a part
of "the Black community"
and finding your blackness
here in a way that you just
can't in South Africa. Aren't
you considered Black in
South Africa yet?
In terms of race, I'll never be
considered Black.
That's just the way racial
boundaries are set up even af-
ter the Apartheid. Every skin
color has a name for it, it's as

simple as that yet I grew up
In terms of race and heal-
ing, do you think South
Africa and the U.S. can ex-
change notes on getting be-
yond racism?
To be honest, I don't think so
because we are in very similar
boats. South Africa and the
U.S. have a very similar his-
tory in terms of a past marred
by racism and the effective
forms of slavery and segre-
gation. Even post-civil rights
there are still remnants of rac-
ism that pop up on a weekly
basis and areused in a social
So I don't think neither of us
are in a position to give each
other advice. All we can do is
try and learn from each oth-
er's mistakes.






Khristal Gooding: Social

Studies Teacher of the Year

Miami-Dade County Public School Teacher Khristal Gooding (I)
is congratulated by Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince
after being chosen by the Miami-Dade Council as the Social Studies
Teacher of the Year. Gooding, whose first job was with The Miami
Times, has been an instructor at Robert Morgan Educational Center
for nine years.

Arne Duncan signals worry

over student debt level rise

Concern hints at

possible solution

from the Obama

By Shahien Nasiripour

U.S. Secretary of Educa-
tion Arne Duncan recently
expressed concern at record
student debt levels, signal-
ing growing worry within the
Obama administration and
perhaps adding momentum to
efforts meant to alleviate debt
At an estimated $1.1 trillion,
according to the Consumer
Financial Protection Bureau,
student debt has surpassed
auto loans and credit cards as
the largest source of household
debt behind home mortgages.
Officials in Washington and
some analysts on Wall Street
are worried that the amount of
borrowings and the relatively
high interest rates the loans
carry may inhibit economic

Miami-Dade expands

school choice program

By Pierre Alexander Crevaux

Continuing its recent trend
in school choice activism, the
Miami-Dade Public School
Board announced last Wednes-
day a sweeping extension of
one of its most successful
programs in recent years.
Talking at a press conference
at G. Holmes Braddock Senior
High, Superintendent Alberto
Carvalho presented a new plan
for its partnership with the
University of Cambridge.
Cambridge International
Examinations is a non-profit
subsidiary of the prestigious
British establishment that
aims at:offering quality educa-
tion to elementary, middle, and
high school students across
the world. Miami-Dade is
only one of its targets, but the
school district proudly claims

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to be "the first major school
district in the U.S. to build
such a partnership."
The current program, which

includes 20 systems in 16 dif-
ferent schools across Miami-
Dade County, offers a rigorous
C Lirri,: ul 1 nto deserving stu-
dents. It stresses, among oth-
ers, analysis, critical thinking,
problem solving, and commu-
nication skills, while receiving
a Cambridge Advanced Inter-
national Certificate of Educa-
tion diploma can earn college
credit as well as a Florida
Bright Future's Scholarship.
The new agreement will ex-
pand the CIE to 100 programs
in 86 schools to address the
success of the project. Part
of the contract, also agreed
by the Cambridge program's
CEO Michael O'Sullivan, will
also provide new training for
teachers, both 'face-to-face and
But not all are pleased by
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The CFPB have been warning for months about the eco-
nomic risk associated with spiraling student debt.

growth as a growing share of
household budgets are devoted
to servicing college debt.
"The fact that that debt
surpasses a trillion dollars,
there's no upside there," Dun-
can said during testimony
before the House education
It appears to be one of the
first times Duncan has so

explicitly signaled concern
about student debt levels. His
warning comes as policymak-
ers at agencies ranging from
the Federal Reserve to the
Treasury Department and the
CFPB have been warning for
months about the economic
risk associated with spiraling
student debt and the negative
consequences for household

U.S. Secretary of Education

spending, car buying and
home purchases.
The collection of regulators
entrusted with guarding the
financial system known as the
Financial Stability Oversight
Council warned last month
about the possible economic
danger of growing student
debt levels in its latest annual
threat report.
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Haitian-American principals honored
In observance of Haitian Heritage Month, City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado recently paid tribute
to several prominent leaders of Miami's Haitian-American community, including five public school prin-
cipals. They were recognized by Regalado before the City Commission as distinguished educators and
included: Patrick Lacouty, Charles R. Drew Middle School; Dr. Liliane Delbor, Toussaint L'Ouverture
Elementary; William Aristide, Booker T. Washington Senior High School; Kathleen John-Louissaint,
Morningside Elementary; and Wallace Aristide, Northwestern Senior High School.

School Board approves new M-D Schools police chief

By David Smiley

A year of uncertainty is over
for the officers who protect and
police the students and faculty
of Miami-Dade County Public
The Miami-Dade School
Board last Wednesday ap-
pointed Miami Police Maj. Ian
Moffett as the department's
new chief, a year after former
chief Charles Hurley was reas-
signed amid a district investi-
gation. The board also ap-
proved a new contract with the
department's police union and
agreed to hire more officers.
"We're done with the past.
We're done with the Hurley
stuff," said Fraternal Order
of Police President Howard
Giraldo. "All I look to is new
Board members unani-
mously gave lawv enforcement
veteran Moffett, 42, the nod
to lead the district's police
department. His appointment
was one of many personnel
moves as part of a sweeping
central office shake-up the
district says will save $10 mil-
His starting date and salary
weren't immediately available.
Moffett, a native of Guyana,
graduated from Southridge
Senior High. He began his law
enforcement career in 1993
as a corrections officer and
shortly after joined schools

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resource officer and moved up
the ranks to captain before
leaving in 2009 to join then-

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"It's surreal," he said. "I'm a
cool, collected kind of person,
so we'll take things one step
at a time, day by day, and
make a strategic plan."
As chief, Moffett will over-
see a department of roughly
150 that not only deals with
fights, weapons, gangs and
thefts, but also mentorships

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work for a superintendent in
Alberto Carvalho who has
prioritized youth safety, even
outside schools.
Moffett's selection ends a
rocky year for the department
that began in May 2012 when
Hurley was reassigned amid a
sexual harassment investiga-

tion. Hurley was ultimately
cleared of harassment by
investigators but resigned in
February rather than accept a
The district recently settled
two related lawsuits.
Shortly after Hurley was
reassigned, the police union's
contract expired. The contract

approved last Wednesday
included retroactive pay raises
and pay bumps for long-ten-
ured officers, Giraldo said.
Gerald Kitchell, who served
as interim chief after Hurley
was removed from his post,
will now be the department's
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The origins of this mon

By D. Kevin McNeir

Since 1979 and Jimmy
Carter, U.S. presidents have
decreed June as Black Music
Month, or as President Barack
Obama recently called it,
African-American Music Ap-
preciation Month. But despite
our significant contributions
that began with slave spiritu-
als and evolved into the blues,
ragtime, jazz, R&B, rock,
soul, disco and funk and

today's global phenome:
hip-hop, very few people
ally give this month anc
contributors their just c
Consider the prophetic
ments made by Billie Hc
day's "Strange Fruit," S
Cooke's "A Change is Gc
Come," and Gil Scott-Hc
"The Revolution Will Be
Televised." True music 1
would jump at the char
celebrate such a legacy.
they remain silent. So,
most of mainstream me


th's appreciation
non, has chosen to ignore this
e actu- month and our people once
d its again, you can bet that The
lue. Miami Times will once again
state- raise the banner, educating
oli- and enlightening our readers
am even if no one else will. Look
tnna here in our Entertainment
eron's and Lifestyle section each
week during June for a story
overs about local musicians, both
ice to young and old, who proclaim
Yet, without any reluctance, "Say
while It Loud, I'm Black and I'm
dia Proud."

Patina Miller' second date

with Tony could be The One

Pippin' star


musical Tony

Award ,
By Elysa Gardner

It's not every actress who
gets to make her Broadway
debut in a leading role, then
earns a Tony Award nomina-
tion in the process. Patina
Miller did just that in 2011,
when she starred in the musi-
cal Sister Act. (Sutton Foster
wound up winning, for Any-
.thing Goes.)
Two years later, Miller, 28, is
once again up for best actress
in a musical, this time for her
role as the Leading Player in
an acclaimed revival of Pippin.
In the production, directed by
Diane Paulus also a recipi-
ent of one the show's 10 Tony
nods Miller commandeers
a circus troupe while guid-
ing Charlemagne's son, and
the audience, on a journey
of self-discovery. The 'Pippin'
star considers top Broadway
honor "a celebration" of the

stage community.
At a recent gathering of
nominees, Miller discussed
her character, the show and
what the Tonys' love is like the
second time around.
Q: What went through your
head when you found out you
had been nominated again?
It was like, wow,,this is really
happening to me. I remember
going (to the awards ceremony)
two years ago, and loving it,
and being so nervous...You
never know when that oppor-
tunit-v 5s go0 e11 t: '-, _'_ lii r ir llld
again I rrM i-L. SO N,lessed toj
be an-orii s:i man, ,amnazirg
people it s CIelebratr. ,t
al' the hard iork :t,f this
p~st yea r
Q: The Leading Player
was introduced on
Broadway by Ben
Vereen, one of the
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DJ Funk (left) and DJ Rashad on stage during the Red Bull Music Academy's presentation
of "United States of Bass" at Santos Party House.

United States of Bass gathers lost beats

Miami's DJMagic

Mike brings local


By Jon Caramanica

The bass, at least, was un-
stoppable. Intestine-jiggling
stuff. Face-vibrating stuff.
There weren't any safe
spaces away from its force
recently at Santos Party House
in Lower Manhattan the
event was called United States
of Bass for a reason. Part of
the Red Bull Music Academy
series of performances, which
has been flooding the city with
dance music for the last few
weeks, it offered both a tactile
dance-floor experience and a
history lesson.
The D.J. lineup was savvy,

DJs from across the nation collaborate on sounds.

mostly a collection of dons
of long-gone, diminished or
hyperlocal hip-hop tribu-
taries and Black dance-
music subcultures, the sort
that connoisseurs obsess
over but that rarely crack

mainstream awareness.
These were and in some
cases remain worlds in
which place mattered, when a
specific set of musicians and
locales created a style that
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Miami Dade College
invites you their First Annual
South Dade Community Job
Fair June 5th, at 10 a.m., at
500 College Terr., in Buildings
D&G in Homestead.

The Mega Girls Project
will have their graduation,
June 7th, at 5 p.m., at Hadley
Park. Contact Samantha at

FLIC and FANM invites
you to their Dance for
Immigrant Justice Workshop
and Cultural Soiree
Extraordinaire June 7th, at 6
p.m.. at 8330 Biscayne Blvd.
Call 305-756-8050.

*- Merry Poppins
will host their 18th Pre-
School graduation, June 8th
at 6 p.m., at Rock of Ages
Missionary Baptist Church,
2722 NW 55th Street. Call

Preferred Medical
Plan, Inc. is sponsoring
a Health and Wellness
Recommitment Fair June
9th, at 9 a.m., at Jordan
Grove MB Church, 5946 NW
12th Ave. Contact Janet at

Sisters for Abundant
Living invites local youth to
their Healthy Body Healthy
Mind Program starting June
10th, at any local Miami-
Dade County library for a
free lunch. Call 305-826-

The Minority Chamber
of Commerce invites you to
The Multilingual Career Expo
2013, June 13th, at 2 p.m.,
at the Hotel Comfort Suite,
3901 SW 117th Ave. Contact
Doug at 786-260-1965.

Miami Northwestern

Class of 1979 will meet
June 15th, at 1 p.m., at Gwen
Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd
Ave. Call 786-399-4726.

The Pleasant City
Heritage Gallery will present
its Ninth Annual Salute to
Fathers Banquet June 16th,
at 5 p.m., at the Marriott
Hotel 1001 Okeechobee Blvd.
Contact Everree 561-396-

MOCA will facilitate their
Summer Journalism Institute
June 17th-July 5th, from 1-5
p.m., at 770 N.E. 125th St.
Call 305-893-6211..

Urgent, Inc. will put
on their Yes! Camp for girls
ages 6-12, June 17th-July
26th, from 8:30-6 p.m., at
the University of Miami Coral
Gables. Contact Emily at 305-

Miami Northwestern
Class of 1973 will be
celebrating their 40th Class
Reunion, June 27 30, 2013.
Contact Louise at 305-215-

Booker High School in
Sarasota Classes of 1935-
70 are planning a reunion
slated for June 27th 30th.
Contact Sonja at 786-422-

Pillars of Strength
Masonic Lpdge #2 will have
its 3rd Annual Charity Deep
Sea Fishing Event June 28th,
at' 7:30 p.m., at the Miami
Beach Marina. Contact Glen
at 786-326-8568.

Miami Jackson and
Miami Edison Classes of
1971 will have their 60th
Birthday Celebration Banquet
June 29th, at the Progressive
Officer's Club. Contact Gail at

Diaspora Arts
Coalition presents The
Sounds of Blackness June
30th, at 4 p.m., at the Joseph
Caleb Center, 5400 NW 22nd
Ave. Call 786-237-5079.

MOCA will facilitate their
Summer Photojournalism
Institute July 8th-26th, from
1-5 p.m., at 770 N.E. 125th
St. Call 305-893-6211.

Miami Children
Initiative's Christmas in
July event will take place
July 18th, at 11 a.m., at
the Joseph Caleb Center, in
the Community Room. For
sponsoring contact Katt at

The Norwood-
Cromartie Family is
notifying all family members
for their reunion, July 26-
28, in Valdosta, Georgia.
Contact S. Browning 678-

MOCA will facilitate their
Summer Studio July 29th-
August 16th, from 1-5 p.m.,
at 770 N.E. 125th St. Call

The L.E.M. Program
is open for summer camp,
registration for kids ages 6
and up, at M.B. Church, at
2125 NW 155th St. Contact
Latoya at 305-454-0265.

S.E.E.K., Inc. will feed
the homeless in the City
of Overtown every first
Saturday, at 2pm, at 14-15
St. and 1st Ave. Call 678-

Class of

1979 make a
Call 786-399-

Booker T. Washington
Class of 1967 meets every
third Saturday of the month,
at 7 p.m., at the African
Heritage Cultural Arts
Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave.
Call 305-333-7128.

Patina Miller could win the Tony

continued from 5C

all-time great musical per-
formers. How did it feel step-
ping into his shoes?
A: Those are some big shoes
to fill. Right before we started,
it was a lot of nerves because
not only are you stepping into
those big shoes; you're also a
female stepping into what was
known as a male role....But I
immediately shut all that out.
I got to work with Diane Pau-
lus, who's an amazing direc-
tor, and with so many great
actors, to re-invent Pippin and
tell the story again. I loved

finding out what my Leading
Player would be, what her re-
lationship was to everybody. I
welcomed it.
Q: What is it about this
production that resonates
with people?
You know, I think people are
able to see themselves in Pip-
pin. Who wouldn't want to run
away with the circus? I think
it's a great metaphor to dare
to live your life, dare to be ex-
traordinary. Which is I think
what Pippin's journey is about,
really. We all, in our lives, have
had moments where there are
things we wanted to do, but
you're afraid. I think the Lead-

ing Player is posing those
questions: How do you lead
your life? What were you made
to do?
Q: Now that you're two for
two with Tony nominations,
have you thought about what
your next project should be?
I was really fortunate to do a
role where I get to sing, dance,
act and be on a trapeze. Maybe
next time I'll, like, add to that
and do something really crazy.
I like really working hard and
challenging myself as an ac-
tor, and surrounding myself
with good people. You can only
hope you get the opportunity
to do another show.

Secretary of Education's debt worries

continued from 4C

A small contingent of Wash-
ington lawmakers in recent
years including Sens. Sherrod
Brown (D-Ohio) and Jack Reed
(D-R.I.) have introduced pro-
posals designed, to ease debt
burdens, whether by stimu-
lating refinancing of high-
rate loans or increasing the
amount, of loan modifications
for distressed borrowers.
"Students shouldn't have to
mortgage away their futures
when enrolling in college,"
Brown said Tuesday. "More
debt means that graduates
have less career choices and

less ability to buy a home, start
a business, and contribute to
their communities."
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-
N.Y.) this week will propose leg-
islation that would force Dun-
can (or a possible successor) to
automatically refinance most
government loans carrying in-
terest rates above four percent
into fixed, four-percent loans.
Roughly nine of 10 federally
backed loans would be affect-
ed, saving nearly 37 million
borrowers billions of dollars in
annual interest payments.
"I deeply share Secretary
Duncan's concerns about the
trillion dollars in student loan
debt," Gillibrand said. "Consid-

ering that almost $900 billion
of this. debt is owned by the
federal government, we can do
something about it. And I be-
lieve we should not "wait any
longer to take action."
The proposal targets loans
funded and owned by the Ed-
ucation Department through
the Direct Loan program, as
well as government-guaran-
teed debt owned by the gov-
ernment and the private sec-
tor under the Federal Family
Education Loan program. The
bill calls on the Education Sec-
retary to devise a process that
would refinance FFEL loans
owned by private lenders and

School Board teams up with Cambridge

continued from 4C

the initiative. R.A. Sanders, a
former District employee, com-
ments on Facebook, "This is
another online approach to ed-
ucation. The vendors are lining
up as we speak . I think it
will only get worse!"
The online approach to edu-
cation is not the worrying part,
however. Online education is
a positive approach as it pro-
motes self-reliance, personal
responsibility, and indepen-
dence. True, many students
dislike online classes because

they are "tough", but let's re-
member that nobody expects
real education to be a piece of
What is to be noted, however,
is the argument that because of
all the research the Cambridge
program requires from stu-
dents, schools might be led to
hire more staff, such as media
specialists. In a time of budget
concerns, worrying about more
employees is the last thing that
should be in the School Board's
This is the problem with the
education bureaucracy. The
purpose of education alterna-

tives and school choice was
not only to offer a safe ground
for students in otherwise fail-
ing schools, but also to provide
good services for a lower cost
to taxpayers. Never did Milton
Friedman, the father of the
school choice movement, ever
imagine a school choice initia-
tive leading to increased costs.
The Cambridge International
Examinations is a great pro-
gram coming from a great in-
stitution. It has been tried in
dozens of countries and its rig-
orous program is credited as
one of the causes of the Asian
education success.

Nation's best DJs convene in NYC

continued from 5C

largely stayed put, at least until
the Internet got hold of it. There
was DJ Magic Mike and his Mi-
ami bass, Egyptian Lover and
his Los Angeles electro. DJ
Assault, from Detroit, played
ghettotech; Scottie B, from Bal-
timore, played Baltimore club.
Chicago was represented by
two generations: DJ Funk and
his classic ghetto house, and
DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn play-
ing modern juke.
Ideally, this bill could have
served as an opportunity to
parse the fine differences
among the sounds, though of-
ten the bass led with such in-
tensity that to do so in the mo-
ment felt meaningless. It was
also hampered by each per-
former's struggle with whether
to be faithful to the sound of
his city and genre or to reach
out more widely on this bigger

Those who stayed truest to
their foundation were the most
successful. In the basement DJ
Rashad and DJ Spinn played
a masterly set of juke music,
which is fast, clean, precise
and neck-snapping. At around
3:30 last Friday morning, DJ
Funk, who'd missed his origi-
nal slot because of flight de-
lays, took over the turntables
from them and transitioned
into their shared city's older
sound, ghetto house or boo-
ty house which is just as
fast, but dirty and with more
of a kitchen-sink approach to
other genres, incorporating
snippets of R&B and hip-hop,
though not at the price of the
style's lewd chants and rough
edges. DJ Funk had the most
in common with DJ Assault,
who'd earlier brought his vul-
gar, irresistible ghettotech
- the sound of Detroit strip
clubs in the late 1990s to
the main stage.
The first two main-stage per-

former were, by comparison,
veterans. DJ Magic'Mike is a
pioneer of Miami bass music,
the low-end-intense hip-hop
subgenre that has the advan-
tage of having some national
hits, like those by 2 Live Crew.
He didn't rely on them, though,
and needlessly brought in other
styles to his mix, which felt like
a violation. Egyptian Lover,
whose important records date
to the mid-1980s, stayed truer
to the viscous electrofunk that
helped give early Los Angeles
hip-hop a signature sound.
As is the current norm, most
of the D.J.'s used the com-
, puter program Serato, mean-
ing they didn't have to bring
a crate of vinyl. But Egyptian
Lover mixed directly off re-
cords handed to him one at a
time by an associate, and af-
ter a while he came out front
to rap along to his songs,
slow and nasty lines that were
harsh against his music's in-
herent smoothness.

Familial dispute hits Mandela trust

continued from 3C

paintings of Mandela's hand-
But the daughters secretly
amended the trust document,
with the help of Mandela's es-
tranged lawyer, Ismail Ayob,
according to statements by
Chuene and Bizos. And by
2011, they were seeking to
distribute much of the trust's
money, about $1.3 million,
among Mandela's children
and grandchildren, despite the
insistence of the independent
trustees that he wanted the
money to last for generations.
Now the matter is in court,
with Mandela's daughters
seeking to remove Bizos and
Chuene as trustees of the
boards of two companies that
support the Mandela Trust, ar-
guing that they were improper-

ly appointed.
The case has 1
brought into
the open a
ing dispute
over who will .
control Man- '-.
dela's finan- / .
cial legacy af- MANDELA
ter he dies.
The latest documents to
emerge in the increasingly
messy legal fight portray Man-
dela's daughters and other rel-
atives as being willing to tram-
ple on his expressed wishes to
get their hands on money he
set aside for his descendants'
Makaziwe Mandela, who sits
on several corporate boards,
runs a wine company called
House of Mandela and speaks
for her sister, declined to com-
ment on the affidavits, as

did Ayob.
Mandela, 94 and in frail
health, spent 27 years in pris-
on in his battle against apart-
heid, emerging in 1990 to lead
the African National Congress
in a negotiated end to the bru-
tal system of racial separa-
tion. He became South Africa's
first Black president, stepping
down in 1999 after one term
to pursue charity work. He re-
tired from public life in 2004,
and has largely disappeared
from view as his health has de-
The extent of the family's
wealth is not publicly known.
Mandela received a presiden-
tial salary and pension, and
his autobiography, "Long Walk
to Freedom," was a best-seller.
But he never worked in the pri-
vate sector, and his personal
wealth is believed to be rela-
tively modest.

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City made a failure to acknowledge Because the city loaned pro- conduct put bondholders in
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By Lisa Lambert and
Michael Connor

The city of South Miami, Flor-
ida, defrauded investors by not
disclosing problems with the
tax-exempt status of two bond
deals, U.S. securities regula-
tors said last Wednesday in
their second municipal bond
fraud-enforcement action this

The Securities and Ex-
change Commission said the
city agreed to settle the fraud
charges and retain an indepen-
dent consultant to oversee its
municipal bond disclosures.
The city settled without ad-
mitting or denying the SEC al-
legations. South Miami's city
manager was not immediately
available to comment.
The two deals at issue, so-

called conduit bonds that were
used to finance a mixed-use
retail and parking structure,

totaled $12 million and were
made through the Florida Mu-
nicipal Loan Council.

to the parking structure before
the second sale, it put the tax-
exempt status of both bond
deals in jeopardy, the SEC said.
Tax-exempt status is a valued
advantage for municipal bonds.
Investors generally will accept
lower interest rates on such
bonds because the interest pay-
ments are exempt from federal
and state taxation.
"South Miami's fraudulent

Greenberg, chief of the Mu-
nicipal Securities and Public
Pensions Unit in the SEC En-
forcement Division, said in a
"The tax-exempt status of
municipal bonds is vitally im-
portant to bond investors, and
we will closely scrutinize any
conduct by issuers or others
that threatens that tax exemp-

Budget Office: Obama plans

to cut deficit by $i trillion

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Mortgage rates see a rise

'Dramatic move

Feds anticipates
By Julie Schmit

Mortgage interest rates are
back to their highest levels
in a year and may creep
higher still.
After hitting a five-month
low in early May, rates have
made an abrupt turnaround
The average rate for a 30-
year fixed rate mortgage for
loans under $417,500 hit 3.9
percent for the week ended
Friday, the Mortgage Bankers
Association said Wednesday.
That's the highest since May
2012, and up from 3.59 per-
cent for the week ended May 3.
The latest increase spurred
a 12 percent drop in refinance
applications for the week, the
largest single week drop in re-

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the MBA says.
'The rise in rates has "b
a very dramatic move,' sa
Bob Walters, chief econoi
for Quicken Loans. "Mortl
rates have jumped more
the past week than they

in years."
Rates had been trend-
ing higher all month on the
S strength of good economic
reports. They really moved last
week, Walters says, as mar-
L4.56 kets reacted to mixed signals
,..,..from the Federal Reserve that
....;, raised the possibility it might
begin to taper its purchases
of mortgage-backed securities
and Treasury bonds sooner
rather than later. Those pur-
chases have helped keep inter-
ii"K est rates low.
"That's created a little panic
s v,.aa wobble," says Keith Gumbinger
of mortgage tracker
year, Mortgage rates follow the
yield on 10-year Treasury
teen notes, which finished at 2.12
ays percent Wednesday, up from a
mist low of 1.63 percent earlier this
tgage month.
in Even if rates head higher
have Please turn to MORTGAGE 8D

By Annie Lowrey

President Obama's budget
proposal, if enacted into law,
would cut more than $1.1
trillion from the government's
projected deficits over the next
10 years, the nonpartisan Con-
gressional Budget Office said
last Friday. It would bring defi-
cits down to near two percent
of economic output, a level
many economists consider safe
in the long term. And it would
hold them there for years to
But the.proposal, which was
released just last month, has
already been mostly forgotten
in Washington. Senate Demo-
crats and House Republicans
have not agreed to come to

By Zachary Fagenson

Last Tuesday, Miami-
Dade County [M-DC]
promised to spend $1.6
billion on fixes for its
dilapidated, accident-
prone sewer system in

By Charlene Crowell
NNPA Columnist

A few days ago, HUD re-
leased data showing that more
620,000 troubled homeowners
received more than $50 billion
in principal reductions and
savings. These actions were
the direct result of the Nation-
al Mortgage Settlement, ne-
gotiated by America's largest
banks, state Attorneys Gen-
eral and the Obama adminis-
tration. Despite this success,
the Congressional Budget
Office recently reported that
13.2 million mortgages remain
underwater, which is defined

the table to split the difference
between their budgets, either.
After two years of knock-down,
drag-out fights over taxes and
spending, the budget has been
put on the back burner, at
least for now.
In part that is because the gap
between spending and revenue
has started to shrink substan-
tially, in response to earlier tax
increases, spending cuts and a
strengthening economy. Earlier
this week, the budget office
sharply cut its estimate of the
current fiscal-year deficit
by more than $200
billion, on higher-
tax receipts and
big payments
Please turn to OBAMdA H

of 33 percent over five years,
approved a consent agreement
detailing repairs in the coun-
ty's 7,500 miles of sewer lines
with a vote of 12 to 1.
The agreement, which must
also be approved by a judge
and Florida and federal offi-
cials, follows another consent
pact signed by Florida's most
populous county in the 1990s
and includes a nearly $1 mil-
lion civil fine and other pay-
The capital program will run
Please turn to LAWSUIT 8D


a deal meant to settle
a lawsuit with federal
and state environmen-
tal officials.
County commission-
ers, many of whom
complained about
proposed user fee hikes

as owing more than
the homes are now
Earlier this year,
the Center for Re-
sponsible Lending
and its ally Consum-
ers Union jointly of-
fered state policy
remedies known as
Homeowner Bills of
Rights (HBORs) that

would protect homeowners,
further reduce foreclosures
and stabilize local housing
markets. Key to these state
initiatives is that homeowners
gain a private right of action
and the right to halt a fore-

closure sale when a
service breaks the
law. The foreclosure
S cannot proceed until
the service complies
with the law. Other
S HBOR recommenda-
' tions called for law-
makers to:
Ban 'dual-track-
WEL ing,' the practice by
mortgage services
of pursuing foreclosures while
at the same time processing
a request for a loan modifica-
Require lenders to estab-
lish straightforward timelines,
Please turn to HBOR 8D

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cites single parent households

Survey: Breakdown of traditional

homes the reason for male worker

By Binyamin Appelabaum

The decline of two-parent
households may be a signifi-
cant reason for the divergent
fortunes of male workers,
whose earnings generally de-
clined in recent decades, and
female workers, whose earn-
ings generally increased, a
prominent labor economist ar-
gues in a new survey of exist-

ing research. David H. Autor,
a professor at the Massachu-
setts Institute of Technology,
says that the difference be-
tween men and women, at
least in part, may have roots
in childhood. Only 63 percent
of children lived in a house-
hold with two parents in 2010,
down from 82 percent in 1970.
The single parents raising the
rest of those children are pre-

dominantly female. And there
is growing evidence that sons
raised by single mothers "ap-
pear to fare particularly poor-
ly," Professor Autor wrote in
an analysis for Third Way, a
center-left policy research or-
In this telling, the economic
struggles of male workers are
both a cause and an effect of
the breakdown of traditional
households. Men who are less
successful are less attractive
as partners, so some women
are choosing to raise children
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County approves $i.6B

sewer lawsuit decision

Lawmakers pull back from bond issuance

Nation's foreclosures fixed by HBORs




Facebook stripped of ads due to offensive content

Advertisers call


costs offensive

By Brett Molina

Facebook is re-evaluating
content on its
service after two major brands
yanked ads that appeared
next to photos and posts they
deemed offensive.
Nissan and U.K.-based Na-
tionwide are among the firms
that yanked ads when they
appeared adjacent to misogy-
nistic content, the Financial
Times reported.
Nissan spokesperson David
Reuter says ads serving the

U.K. version of Facebook have
been halted, and the automak-
er is working with Facebook to
opt out of placing ads globally
on pages with offensive con-
Nationwide says it suspended
Facebook advertising, but wel-
comed efforts to work out a so-
lution with Facebook.
"As a responsible and trust-
ed consumer brand, we do feel
that sites like Facebook should
have stringent processes and
guidelines in place to ensure
that brands are able to pro-
tect themselves from appear-
ing alongside inappropriate
content," Nationwide said in a
Skincare product maker
Dove, whose ads also were dis- f arefBi1-i er
Teens say they are taking measures to protect their on-
line privacy, according to a new survey.

played next to what it called
misogynistic content, says it's
taking the issue "very serious-
"We have been actively work-
ing with Facebook over the past
few days to address the issue
of gender-based hate-speech.
and we welcome Facebook's
commitment to take additional
measures to tackle the prob-
lem," Dove spokeswoman Sta-
cie Bright said in a statement
Facebook says it removed the
disputed content.
"We have been working over
the past several months to im-
prove our systems to respond
to reports of violations, but
the guidelines used by these
systems have failed to capture
all the content that violates

our standards," Marne Levine,
Facebook's vice president of
global public policy, said in a
statement. "We need to do bet-
ter and we will'
The focus on offensive con-
tent in Facebook was sparked
by an open letter sent to the
social network last week on be-
half of several organizations,
including The Everyday Sex-
ism Project and Women, Ac-
tion and the Media. They urged
Facebook to classify content
glorifying violence against girls
and women as hate speech.
The letter referenced "groups,
pages and images that explic-
itly condone or encourage rape
or domestic violence or sug-
gest that they are something to
laugh or boast about."

Obama: Deficit to be cut by $1 trillion

continued from 7D

to the Treasury from Fannie
Mae and Freddie Mac, the mort-
gage financiers. Were Congress
to do nothing and the economy
avoid running into a ditch, the
deficit would fall to just over
two percent of economic output
in 2015.
It is also because the series
of automatic cuts, ceilings and
self-imposed crises have for the
most part ended. The so-called
-fiscal cliff wbs avoided when
at the beginning of the year
Congress managed to pass a
more-moderate package of tax
increases and cuts. The $85
billion in cuts to domestic and
military programs known as

sequestration has already hit,
with lawmakers doing little to
change them.
That has left nothing on the
horizon to force Congress's
hand until it needs to raise
the debt ceiling, a statutory
borrowing limit. But because
of strong tax receipts and the
sequestration spending cuts, it
might not need to tackle that
issue until October or even
Separately, lawmakers and
the White House have focused
their attention on other priori-
ties, particularly gun laws, im-
migration reform and a series
of scandals. This week, for in-
stance, it was a fracas over the
revelation that Internal Rev-
enue Service employees target-

ed conservative groups seeking
tax-exempt status.
But some members of Con-
gress, along with President
Obama, are still vowing to
tackle the country's long-term
deficits even though there is no
imminent threat. Without Con-
gressional action, the deficit,
as measured as a proportion
of economic output, could start
rising again in the latter half of
the decade, the Congressional
Budget Office warned again
this week. If health care spend-
ing starts rising again sharply
and debt payments soar as in-
terest rates rise, many experts
fear that those costs will even-
tually crowd out financing for
the government's other priori-

U.S. males see major income decline

continued from 7D

by themselves, in turn
often producing sons
who are less success-
ful and attractive as
"A vicious cycle may
ensue," wrote Profes-
sor Autor and his co-
author, Melanie Was-
serman, a graduate
student, "with the poor
economic prospects of
less educated males
creating differentially
large disadvantages
for their sons, thus
potentially reinforcing
the development of the
gender gap in the next
The fall of men in the
workplace is widely re-
garded by economists
as one of the nation's
most important and
puzzling trends. While

men, on average, still
earn more than wom-
en, the gap between
them has narrowed
considerably, particu-
larly among more re-
cent entrants to. the
labor force.
For all Americans,
it has become much
harder to make a liv-
ing without a college
degree, for intertwined
reasons including for-
eign competition, ad-
vancements in tech-
nology and the decline
of unions. Over the
same period, the earn-
ings of college gradu-
ates have increased.
Women have respond-
ed exactly as econo-
mists would have
predicted, by going to
college in record num-
bers. Men, mysteri-
ously, have not.
Among people who

Rise in mortgage

continued from 7D

from here, they won't
go very far, very fast,
says Frank Nothaft,
Freddie Mac's chief
"We're seeing the
first steps in a gradual
uptick," Nothaft says.
Freddie Mac reports
its weekly survey data
For the week ended
May 23, it showed 30-
year rates averaging
3.59 percent. Nothaft
expects them to move
above fur percent
sometime next year.
The Fed has said it
will keep its monetary
policy in place until
unemployment hits
6.5%, assuming infla-
tion is in check, With
unemployment run-
ning at 7.5 percent, no
big changes are likely,
Nothaft says.
While higher rates
have cooled refinance
activity in recent
weeks, they could
spur some fence sit-
ters, says Doug Lebda,
Lending Tree's CEO.
Given the rise in home
prices the past year,
some lenders are also
loosening guidelines

so more people can re-
finance, Lebda says.
Some loan shoppers,
in recent weeks, have
also quickly adapted to
rising rates by switch-
ing to 10-year-loans,
which carry lower in-
terest rates than the
30-year fixed rate
loans, Walters says.
Nationwide, more
than 45 percent of ho-
meowners with a mort-
gage had interest rates
above five percent as of
December, shows data
from market watcher
CoreLogic. Many of
those homeowners
probably lack enough
equity in their homes
to qualify for a new
Home buyers, mean-
while, are not likely to
be put off by higher
rates, which are still
very low, says econo-
mist Christopher
Thornberg of Beacon
Economics. Instead, if
rates keep drifting up,
"you might spike the
market for six months
as people rush to buy,"
he says.
Thornberg expects
interest rates to settle
between four percent
and five percent next

were 35 years old in
2010, for example',
women were 17 per-
cent more likely to
have attended college,
and 23 percent more
likely to hold an un-
dergraduate degree.
"I think the great-
est, most astonishing
fact that I am aware
of in social science
right now is that wom-
en have been able to
hear the labor market
screaming out 'You
need more education'
and have been able to
respond to that, and
men have not,"- said
Michael Greenstone,
an M.I.T. economics

professor who was not
involved in Professor
Autor's work. "And it's
very, very scary for
economists because
people should be re-
sponding to price sig-
nals. And men are not.
It's a fact in need of an
Most economists
agree that men have
suffered dispropor-
tionately from eco-
nomic changes like
the decline of manu-
facturing. But careful
analyses have found
that such changes ex-
plain only a small part
of the shrinking wage

HBOR serve as remedy to foreclosure

continued from 7D

clear procedures for homeown-
er outreach, detailed denial no-
tices and an affidavit detailing
the homeowner's rights to ap-
peal; and
Require lenders to engage in
loss mitigation activities to pre-
vent avoidable foreclosures.
For communities of color,
where the economic recovery
has yet to be felt, HBORs are
particularly important because
of well-documented disparities
in foreclosures. For example,
Black Floridians risk of immi-

nent foreclosures is doubled
that projected for the entire
Earlier research by the Cen-
ter for Responsible Lending
found that more than half (52
percent) of the lost wealth re-
sulting from living in close
proximity to foreclosures was
borne by minority census
tract homeowners. In the Dis-
trict of Columbia and seven
states -California, Florida, Il-
linois, Hawaii, Maryland, New
Jersey and New York an even
greater share of lost wealth
occurred in minority commu-

Additionally, Blacks remain
at a higher imminent risk of
more foreclosures in Florida,
New York, New Jersey, Ohio,
and Illinois.
Several states have worked
to advance HBOR reforms, in-
cluding California, Minnesota
and Nevada. California, the
first state to enact an HBOR,
took effect in January with
a private right of action and
rules for services foreclosing.
In eases where the homeown-
ers prevailed in legal disputes,
the lender may become re-
sponsible for attorney fees and
court costs.

M-DC to spend 1.6 billion on sewers

continued from 7D

15 years and will re-
quire hiking water fees
that now run about
$125 quarterly, as well
as use of general ob-
ligation and revenue
bonds, according to
Miami-Dade Mayor
Carlos Gimenez and
other officials.
Lawyers told the
commissioners that
the agreement limited
possible tougher pen-
alties for the county,
whose sewage system
ruptured 65 times be-
tween 2010 and 2012.
A sewer pipe burst in
2010 spilt 20 million
gallons of raw sew-
age into Biscayne Bay
adjacent to Miami's
high-rise towers and



JUNE 10-17,2013
Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) will accept online pre-
applications only from seniors with limited income (62 years or older by October 2013) who
wish to be placed on its lottery-based waiting list for Gran Via Apartments, an affordable housing
property, located at 12700 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33184 for zero/efficiency and one-bedroom
This user-friendly online pre-application will take only minutes to complete. However, assistance
will be available at PHCD's Applicant Leasing Center (ALC), 1401 NW 7 Street, Miami FL 33125,
during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00am 5:00pm. Additionally, the following locations
will be available to assist those with limited access to computers:
Miami-Dade County Permitting and Information Center
11805 SW 26 Street, Miami, FL 33175
Monday, June 10 & Tuesday, June 11 9 am 3 pm
Wednesday, June 12 & Monday, June 17 9 am 12 pm

Lakeside Towers
7555 SW 152nd Avenue Miami, FL 33193
Monday Friday
All pre-applications received during this period (June 10-17,2013) will be considered as applying
at the same time. Therefore, it does not matter if an application is received on the first or last
day. All pre-applications will go through a computerized lottery process and will be assigned a
randomly selected ranking number.
The pre-applicatlon, including instructions, income limits, frequently asked questions, will be
available on PHCD's website: www.miamidade.govlhousinq.
The head of household must have a Social Security number to register online; however, applicants
without a Social Security number will not be prohibited from applying. If you have any questions,
please contact ALC at 786-469-4300.
Only one pre-application per household permitted. Applicants will receive a receipt number
as confirmation of the online submission. Any pre-applicatlon that is not fully and accurately
completed will be disqualified. You will receive written notification with a confirmation of your
If you need help in completing this application or help due to a disability or mobility, please
call 786-469-2155; TDD/TfY users should dial 7-1-1.
Miami-Dade County and Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development do not
discriminate based on race, sex, color, religion, marital status, familial status, national origin,
ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, age, or pregnancy in the access to, admissions to, housing
programs or activities.

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other waterways.
Until last week, the
commissioners had
been considering a
bond issue of about
$4.25 billion as a
down payment for a
broader overhaul of
Miami-Dade's vast wa-
ter and sewage system
but have backed away
amid complaints of
raising water fees.
-Home to the City of
Miami, Miami-Dade
has some of the low-
est water rates in
America. The county's
water department has
estimated it would
require '$12.6 billion
to overhaul the coun-
ty's pipes, treatment
plants and pumping
The federal govern-
ment late last year

sued Miami-Dade, al-
leging it was violating
the Clean Water Act.
Environmental activ-
ists last week won the
right from a judge to
join the federal law-
While county law-
makers resisted in-
creasing residents'
water fees, some ac-
knowledged that the
county had no choice
in the matter.
"At the end of the
day it has to happen,"
said Commissioner
Jose Diaz. "Our in-
frastructure is falling
Proponents of the
curtailed plan also
argued that the capi-
tal improvements
will spur' economic
growth, which has

been stymied by inad-
equate sewer capacity
in fast-growing areas.
Buildings 'sit empty
"because the system
is already over capac-
ity on the wastewater
limits," said Commis-
sioner Esteban Bovo,
Jr. "There are no ben-
efits, no tax revenue.
People can grasp that
when we need to be
building capacity."
Some county com-
missioners urged Gi-
menez to consider
seeking private in-
vestors to fund water
treatment plants and
a rise in local 'hotel
taxes mostly paid by
tourists as ways to re-
duce the rate increas-
es that still must be
approved by the law-




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located at 444 SW 2nd Avenue, 4th Floor, during regular working hours. Phone

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sented at this meeting and are invited to express their views. Should any person
desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission with respect to any matter
to be considered at this meeting, that person shall ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made including all testimony and evidence upon which
any appeal may be based (F.S. 286.0105).

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ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the
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Liberty Reserve accused

in alleged $6 billion case

-Photo: Joe Raedle
Vacationers on the road this summer need to be careful when buying gas to avoid oc-
tane that's too low or ethanol mixtures too high for their car.

Drivers, beware:

Wrong kind of gas

can ruin your car

Using altoo-low

level of octane

can void your

By Mark Phelan

DETROIT Let the driver
beware: Not all gasoline is cre-
ated equal. As the summer va-
cation driving season begins,
paying attention at the pump
can add miles per gallon to
your fuel economy, and protect
your engine.
Differences in octane level
and the amount of ethanol
added to gasoline can have
a dramatic impact on fuel
economy and emissions. In

a worst-case scenario, using
bad gas could even void the
manufacturer's warranty.
The key risks:
Lower-than-expected oc-
Higher mixes of ethanol.
Low-octane fuel rated 85
or 86 as opposed to the 87 for
regular gasoline is common
in the Rocky Mountain states,
said General Motors fuel spe-
cialist Bill Studzinski.
The practice goes back to
the days of carbureted en-
gines, when lower octane
helped vehicles run smoothly
at altitude. The electronic
engine controls that have
replaced carburetors make the
lower octane unnecessary and
potentially harmful.
"I felt like a fool," said Rod-

ney Gutzler of Sioux Falls,
S.D., former owner of a 2012
Scion iQ. "Here I was in a little
bitty car that was supposed to
get 36 mpg in the city, and I
was getting 25."
The 85 octane gas spread
from the mountains of western
South Dakota into the eastern
plains last year, said David
Montgomery, a reporter for
the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.
The state Legislature has
since passed a law restricting
sales to the west and requir-
ing a warning label on pumps:
"This octane level may not
meet minimum manufacturer
specifications. Consult your
owner's manual before fuel-
Atomakers would prefer a
Please turn to GAS 10D

Bill puts focus on combating

fraud against seniors, study

By Diane C. Lade I] ...

New efforts are underway
to combat what aging experts
say has become one of the top
threats facing elders: losing
their savings to con artists
and financial predators.
Gerontologists at a Detroit
university have created, for
the first time, a potential
victim profile that could alert
professionals and families
to which seniors are most
psychologically vulnerable to
And a bipartisan bill filed
last week by U.S. Rep. Ted
Deutch, a Democrat from
Boca Raton, and two other
representatives would cre-
ate a federal advisory office
dedicated to protecting elders
from fraud and ensuring vic-
tims' complaints are handled
efficiently and quickly. Deut-
ch was joined by Congress-
men Vern Buchanan, R-Fla.,
and Peter Welch, D-Vt.
Deutch's bill mandates that
the Federal Trade Commis-

L I<

The new office also would alert elders to new scams
and educate them about investment fraud.

sion, which would house the
new office, "immediately" fun-
nel elder fraud and exploita-
tion reports to appropriate
local law enforcement or
regulatory agencies for inves-
tigation, something the FTC
is not required to do now. The
new office also would alert
elders to new scams and edu-
cate them about investment
"I am impressed, and not

in a positive way, with how
much time, energy and
sophistication is going into
some of these scams," said
Peter Lichtenberg, director of
Wayne State University's In-
stitute of Gerontology and the
researcher behind the elder
fraud victim profile. "We need
to be thinking about who is
vulnerable, and know more
about how older adults make
Please turn to FRAUD lOD

FPL tests grid damage with lightning

By Doreen Hemlock

The flash comes with the
intensity of nearly 1.2 million
volts, or 10,000 household
light bulbs.
When Florida Power & Light
Co. simulates lightning at a
lab in Riviera Beach, the volt-
age is so strong that people
with pacemakers or other elec-
trical implants are cautioned
to stay away from the testing
FPL offered a demonstra-
tion at its lab last Thursday
to show guests how the state's
largest utility tests equipment
to withstand lightning and
designs systems to mitigate
potential damage.

"It's about as close as you
are going to get to a real light-
ning strike," Michael G. Spoor,
FPL vice president for trans-
mission and substations, said
of the bright flash zapped in a
protected area.
FPL conducted the public
demonstration at the start of
South Florida's rainy season,
when risks from lightning rise.
The utility has ample reason
for concern. It estimates that
lightning strikes more than
300,000 times per year in its
35-county service area or
roughly 800 times a day.
"Florida is the lightning
capital of the U.S.. WeCsee
more here than any other part
of the country," said Robert

Molleda, warning coordination
meteorologist for the National
Weather Service in Miami. "We
have more deaths and inju-
ries from lightning than any
[other] part of the country."
Lightning can fry electrical
equipment and halt power to
customers, so FPL intends to
install resilient supplies and
protective systems to limit
outages and other problems,
Spoor said.
For example, the utility uses
giant surge arresters on its
grid, much like consumers
use surge protectors to plug in
computers and guard against
variations in electric flow.
Also, because lightning
Please turn to FPL 10D

way it pairs up IPO buy and
sell orders, was at the root of

By Marc Santora
William K. Rashbaum
and Nicole Perlroth

The operators of a global
currency exchange ran a $6
billion money-laundering op-
eration online, a central hub
for criminals trafficking in ev-
erything from stolen identities
to child pornography, federal
prosecutors in New York said
last Tuesday.
The currency exchange,
Liberty Reserve, operated
beyond the traditional con-
fines of U.S. and international
banking regulations in what
prosecutors called a shadowy
netherworld of cyberfinance.
It traded in virtual currency
and provided the kind of
anonymous and easily acces-
sible banking infrastructure
increasingly sought by crimi-
nal networks, law enforcement
officials said.
The charges announced at
a news conference by Preet
Bharara, the U.S. attorney
in Manhattan, and other law
enforcement officials, mark
what officials said was be-
lieved to be the largest online
money-laundering case in
history. Over seven years,
Liberty Reserve was respon-
sible for laundering billions of
dollars, conducting 55 million
transactions that involved
millions of customers around
the world, including about
200,000 in the U.S., according
to prosecutors.
Richard Weber, who heads
the Internal Revenue Service's
criminal investigation division
in Washington, said at the
news conference that the case
heralds the arrival of "the
cyber age of money launder-
ing," in which criminals "are
gravitating toward digital cur-
rency alternatives as a means
to move, conceal and enjoy
their ill-gotten gains."
"If Al Capone were alive
today, this is how he would



for bungled IPO
By Matt Krantz

IFacebook's calamitous IPO a
year ago claimed yet another
victim last Wednesday as
regulators fined Nasdaq $10
million for bungling the social
network's stock offering.
.In the largest fine ever
levied against an exchange,
the Securities and Exchange
Commission charged Nasdaq
with violating securities laws
during Facebook's May 2012
IPO. It's yet another blemish
on Facebook's barely year-long
stint as a publicly traded com-
pany after being the largest-
ever technology IPO.
Facebook, the No. 1 social-
networking site, was plagued
with trading errors and
problems at the start. Initial
trading was delayed and even
once trading began, buyers
faced long delays finding out if
their orders went through and
at what price.
According to the SEC's order
'against Nasdaq, leaders of
the exchange made a series of
poor decisions regarding the
Facebook IPO and relied on
systems that weren't appropri-
ate to handle the anticipated
trading volume.
Still, the $10 million fine
amounts to just three percent
of the $352 million earned by
Nasdaq's parent, Nasdaq OMX
Group, in 2012.
But that's just one of a
string of missteps associated
with the Facebook IPO, says
Andrew Stoltmann of securi-
ties law firm Stoltmann Law
Office. "Small investors have
been left with a bad taste in
their mouth with Facebook,"
he says. Other Facebook
stumbles in its year after the
IPO include:
Association with botched
trading and technology.
A problem in the design of
I Nasdaq's systems, and the

ments, as well as the Secret
Service and Homeland Secu-
rity Investigations, also spoke.
"The global enforcement ac-
tion we announce today is an
important step toward rein-
ing in the 'Wild West' of illicit
Internet banking. As crime
goes increasingly global, the
long arm of the law has to get
even longer, and in this case,
it encircled the earth."
Liberty Reserve surfaced as
a preferred vehicle to transfer
money between parties in a
number of recent high-profile
cybercrimes, including the in-
dictment of eight New Yorkers
accused of helping to loot $45
million from bank machines
in 27 countries, officials said.
Liberty Reserve was incor-
porated in Costa Rica in 2006
by Arthur Budovsky, who
renounced his U.S. citizenship
in 2011, and was arrested
in Spain last Friday. He was
among seven people charged
in the case; five of them
were under arrest, while two
remained at large in Costa
Rica. All were charged with
conspiracy to commit money
laundering, conspiracy to
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the problem with Facebook,
the SEC says. Several mem-
bers of the Nasdaq leadership
team chose to not delay the
start of the trading in Face-
book because they thought
the problem could be fixed by
making slight changes to the
system's programming. But
the problems were deeper, the
SEC says, and failure to un-
derstand that is a violation of
the SEC rules, including those
governing price and time of
order executions.
"This action against Nasdaq
tells the tale of how poorly
designed systems and hasty
decision-making not only
disrupted one of the largest
IPOs in history, but produced
serious and pervasive viola-
tions of fundamental rules
governing our markets," says
George Canellos, co-director of
the SEC's Division of Enforce-
ment. Nasdaq CEO Robert
Greifeld in a letter said that
Nasdaq had "conducted more
than a hundred IPOs using
the same or similarly designed
systems, without incident"
prior to the IPO of Facebook
and that improvements have
been made.
Pile of lawsuits. More
than 30 lawsuits had been

filed against Facebook in as-
sociation with the handling
of the IPO, Stoltmann says.
Litigation also named Face-
book in questions on whether
information about the com-
pany's struggles in the emerg-
ing business of mobile use was
shared with all investors, he
Lingering losses for
early investors. Facebook
shares were grabbed not just
by the standard large institu-
tions, such as pension plans
and mutual funds, but also
individual investors, many of
whom were fans of the web-
Shares were priced at $38
a share. Facebook shares are
still nearly 40 percent below
The problems with Face-
book's IPO are just the latest
example of issues that hurt
the trust of investors in the
markets and the way they
work, says Joe Saluzzi of
Themis Trading. "We have to
trust the exchanges, but we
question them all the time," he
says. "It's only getting worse
and not going away."
Facebook shares closed
down 78 cents last Wednesday
to $23.32, a 3.2 percent loss.

:costs Nasdaq $ioM

-Photo: Spencer Platt
The Nasdaq board in Times Square shows Facebook on
May 18.

-Photo: Robert Stolarik
"The coin of its realm was anonymity," Preet Bharara,
the United States attorney in Manhattan, said of Liberty

be hiding his money," Weber
said. "Our efforts today shat-
ter the belief among high-tech
money launderers that what
happens in cyberspace stays
in cyberspace."
Just as PayPal revolution-
ized how people shop online,
making it possible to buy a
microwave oven or concert
tickets with the click of a but-
ton, Liberty Reserve sought to
create a similarly convenient
way for criminals to make
financial transactions, law
enforcement officials said.
The charges detailed a
complicated system designed
to allow people to move sums
large and small around the
world with virtual anonymity,
according to an indictment,
which was unsealed in federal
court in Manhattan.
"As alleged, the only liberty
that Liberty Reserve gave
many of its users was the
freedom to commit crimes
- the coin of its realm was
anonymity, and it became a
popular hub for fraudsters,
hackers and traffickers," Bha-
rara said at the news confer-
ence, where officials from the
Justice and Treasury Depart-

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Teens say they are in control

of online privacy, their image

Just 14 percent of teens make

their Facebook pages public

By Kim Painter

Teens are posting
more and more personal
information on social
media sites, but most
also are taking formal
and informal measures
to protect their online
privacy and reputations,
Sa new survey finds.
The Pew Research
Center survey, out Tues-
day, finds teens are
much more likely than
they were just a few
years ago to post pic-
tures of themselves (91
percent), name their
hometowns (71 percent)
and use school names
(71 percent), e-mail ad-
dresses (53 percent) and
cellphone numbers (20
The big reason: Face-
book, which was just
coming into broad use
when researchers last
asked teens about shar-
ing such information
in 2006, says Pew re-
searcher Mary Madden.
She is a co-author of a
report based on focus
group interviews and on
the telephone survey of
802 youths ages 12 to 17
and their parents.
The survey found 94
percent of teens who
use any social media
use Facebook and that
81 percent say it is the
site they use most of-
ten though the report
also says teens "express
waning enthusiasm" for
Facebook and increas-
ingly use other sites,

such as Twitter (26 per-
cent), Instagram (11
percent) and Tumblr (5
percent) to socialize and
share images and infor-
But when teens are
on Facebook, 60 percent
say they use the highest
privacy setting, which
allows their posts to be
seen only by friends.
Another 25 percent al-
low posts to be seen by
friends of friends and
just 14 percent have pub-
lic pages, making them
very similar to adult us-
ers, Madden says. On
Twitter, 24 percent post
only to approved follow-
ers. Most teens say they
check Facebook privacy
settings frequently and
know how to use them.
The survey shows
teens take additional
steps to protect their
privacy and reputations
on Facebook and other
61 percent have de-
cided not to post some-
thing because it might
reflect badly on them in
the future.
59 percent have de-
leted or edited some-
thing that they posted in
the past.
*. 53 percent have de-
leted comments from
others on their profile or
45 percent have re-
moved their names from
photos tagged by others.
31 percent have de-
leted or deactivated an
entire profile or account.






Percentage of Teen social media users turn to these sites most often







Source: Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Teens also, tailor what
they share to different
platforms, the report
says. Avery Conroy, 15,
of Wilton, Conn., who
was not involved in the
survey, says she uses
her real name on Face-
book, where she uses
the highest privacy set-
ting, but uses a fake
name on Twitter, where
her tweets are public: "I
don't want my Twitter
to come up when you
Google my name," she
The survey provides
new evidence that "teen-
agers are not nearly as
oblivious to the impli-
cations of sharing too
much information as
many adults think they
are," says Larry Magid,
co-director of Connect-, a non-profit
group that educates
families on online safe-
ty. "This idea that young
people will post any-
thing is not true."
He says many young

people are "thinking
about whether this is
something I'd want my
grandmother, a college
administrator, an em-
ployer or a future boy-
friend or girlfriend to
Parents, especially,
seem to be on kids'
minds. In focus groups,
which were conducted
by the Berkman Cen-
ter for Internet & So-
ciety at Harvard Uni-
versity, "we repeatedly
heard kids saying that
they knew their parents
were watching," Madden
The survey found few
teens take steps, such
as setting up dual ac-
counts or blocking ac-
cess to some posts, to
keep their parents from
seeing what they are
Parents in the survey
express some worries,
though: 49 percent say
they are very concerned
about their children's

online reputations and
53 percent say they are
very concerned about
their children interact-
ing with strangers. And
17 percent of teens say
they have had at least
one online encounter
with a stranger that
made them uncomfort-
But other research
has found that the kind
of contact parents may
worry about most -
sexual solicitation be-
came less common be-
tween 2000 and 2010,
even as teens shared
more personal informa-
tion online, says Lisa
Jones, a researcher at
the Crimes against Chil-
dren Research Center
at the University of New
Hampshire. One reason,
she says, may be that
the rise of social me-
dia means teens online
spend more time today
interacting with friends
and family members
than with strangers.

FPL to beef up defenses

continued from 9D

tends to hit the tallest structures,
the utility adds an overhead shield
atop its towers to keep lightning
away from wires below that carry
electricity, Spoor said.
FPL tests for lightning at its
25,000-square-foot Reliability As-
surance Center, which rises about
60 feet to accommodate towering
About a dozen engineers and

technicians work at the center,
which opened in 1987.
They also check equipment for
resistance against wind, salt spray
and other risks.
"We believe we have been able to
avoid millions of dollars of costs
to our customers" by testing at the
center and expanding the breadth
of its research, Spoor said.
"Ultimately, the goal is to deliver
more reliable power and make sure
we keep having the lowest electric
rates in the state."

U.S. combats elderly fraud

continued from 9D

their financial decisions."
His study of 4,400 people age 60
and older found those with high de-
pression levels, and who scored low
on tests gauging how valued and
connected to others they felt, were
almost 300 percent more likely to
report having lost money to scams
or fraud. None of Lichtenberg's sub-
jects had Alzheimer's or any mem-
ory-impairing medical conditions
that can leave elder patients open to
fiscal predators.
The study, done in conjunction
with the Illinois Institute of Tech-

nology and published in the current
issue of Clinical Gerontologist, also
suggested there's an additional is-
sue for younger seniors, or those
under age 74, who were fraud vic-
tims: They were more likely to re-
port being financially dissatisfied.
"These were people looking to
make more money for their retire-
ment and didn't have many avenues
available," Lichtenberg said.
Lichtenberg's next project is to
develop a rating scale and checklist
that could guide health-care work-
ers, law enforcement and aging ser-
vice professionals in determining
when a senior might be at risk for

Liberty in court for cyber crimes

continued from 9D

operate an unlicensed money-
transmitting business, and op-
erating an unlicensed money-
transmitting business. The
money laundering count carries a
maximum sentence of 20 years in
prison, and the other two charges
carry a maximum of five years
In addition to the criminal
charges, five domain names were
seized, including the one used
by Liberty Reserve. Officials also
seized or restricted the activity of
45 bank accounts.
The closing of Liberty Reserve
last week seemed to have an im-
mediate chilling effect on its cus-
tomers, who were suddenly un-
able to access their funds and
who posted anxious comments in
underground forums, according
to law enforcement officials. Bha-
rara said the exchange's clientele
was largely made up of criminals,
but he invited any legitimate us-
ers to contact his office to get
their money back.
The charges outlined how the
money transfer system operated,
offering a glimpse into the murky
world of online financial transac-
tions where money bounces be-
tween accounts from Cyprus to

-Photo: Mike Segar
Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern
District of New York, describes charges against Costa Rica-
based Liberty Reserve, one of the worlds largest digital cur-
rency companies and seven of its principals and employees
for allegedly running a $6 billion money laundering scheme
at a news conference in New York, May 28, 2013.

to register accounts under names
like "Joe Bogus" and describe the
purpose of the account as "for co-
caine" without being questioned,
officials said. That no-questions-
asked verification system made
Liberty Reserve the premier bank
for cybercriminals, prosecutors
The case is significant, pros-

While Liberty Reserve was in-
corporated outside the U.S., fed-
eral officials used a provision in
the Patriot Act to target the orga-
nization and other financial insti-
tutions with whom they conducted
business. It was the first time the
provision had been used to pros-
ecute a virtual currency provider,
officials said.

Octane levels affect cars differently

continued from 7D

total ban on 85 and 86 octane
gasoline. Less than two percent
of the vehicles in the U.S. have
carburetors, according to GM.
The other 98 percent-plus have
computer controls that adjust
for altitude and require man-
ufacturer-specified gasoline to
meet emissions, fuel economy
and performance standards.
"We do not endorse the use of
85 octane or lower," Studzinski
A lawsuit pending in South
Dakota seeks damages for
drivers who were "knowingly
and fraudulently charged in-
flated prices" for 85 octane gas,
which costs less at the pump
than 87, Montgomery said.
"My Scion iQ clearly stated
that no gasoline lower than

87 octane should be used be-
cause it could damage the en-
gine," Gutzler said.
"The pumps where I got 85
octane weren't labeled. Who
knew what we were buying?"
The other potential problem
- higher alcohol mixtures is
less geographically widespread
for now. But unlike 85-octane
gas, which seems to be waning,
higher alcohol mixtures are
likely to become more common
to reduce greenhouse gas emis-
sions and boost use of renew-
able fuels.
Virtually all gasoline sold in
the U.S. has 10 percent etha-
Vehicles are engineered to
run easily on it. But a new
15 percent blend, called E15,
could be problematic. Only a
handful of service stations sell
El5 now, including some in I1-

linois and Wisconsin.
The federal Environmental
Protection Agency says E15
works fine with the emissions
systems of vehicles dating to
the 2001 model year, but au-
tomakers disagree. They didn't
certify other systems for it that
long ago.
GM, for instance, approves
E15 only for 2012. and later
model years.
The mixed signals from EPA
and automakers' recommenda-
tions create room for user error.
"A recent AAA survey finds a
strong likelihood of customer
confusion, and the potential for
voided warranties due to E15,"
said Nancy Cain, spokeswom-
an for AAA Michigan.
"We want more education so
customers know what they're
buying and what their vehicles

Key West tourism may see a boost

continued from 7D

would create $13.2 million in
annual new sales for the Middle
Keys, 161 jobs, $17.5 million in
tax revenue for Monroe County
over 30 years and $32.9 million
in sales tax for the state over 30
Camoin based its findings of
the bridge's economic impact
on, among other things:
'Visitor counts provided
by Friends of Old Seven to
determine the number of total
trail users. The trail counts for
the past three years (2010-12)
were then used to generate a
weighted average.
According to the study,
192,945 people visited the old
Seven Mile Bridge in 2012, a

significant increase from 2011
(109,580) and 2010 (101,480).
Information provided by
Friends of Old Seven, the New
York-area project Walkway
Over the Hudson and visitor
trend data to estimate visitation
Camoin arrived at its total
economic impacts as the sum of
all direct and indirect impacts
in the first full year of venue
Using those numbers, Camoin
calculated "baseline," "middle
case" and "best case" scenarios
for visitor increases if the
bridge is refurbished. Baseline
would be 162,975, while middle
case is 210,305, and best case
Monroe County Mayor George
Neugent sent the study to

several public officials on May 7,
including Adam Hollingsworth,
chief of staff for Gov. Rick Scott.
Neugent said he, County
Administrator Roman Gastesi
and state Rep. Holly Raschein
(R-Key Largo) are scheduled
to meet with Hollingsworth on
May 28 in Tallahassee.
"I pointed out we were working
with [DOT District 6 Secretary
Gus Pego] and DOT had agreed
to put up 50 percent of the
money to restore the bridge," he
said. "We were looking for some
additional funding from FDOT
because of the historic nature
of the project."
DOT has agreed to fund half
of what could be a $20 million
restoration, but only if the state
can relinquish ownership of the
bridge to local government.




The Board of Directors for the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) will be considering a toll rate change
for SR 836/Dolphin Expressway.
The MDX Board approved a toll rate for SR 836 of 70 cents per gantry at NW 97th Avenue, NW 57th
Avenue and NW 17th Avenue in both eastbound and westbound directions. The Board is seeking
public input on a potential lower rate of 60 cents for'these locations.
This change will impact the revenue that will be collected and the future projects that MDX can deliver in
Miami-Dade County. MDX will conduct the following meetings to provide information to the public prior to
this important decision,
MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013 / 6 PM 7 PM (ENGLISH)
Deadline for registration, June 6, 2013 via the following link

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013 / 6 PM 9 PM
Free parking available,
Access to Metrorail Airport/MIC Station is located on NW 21 Street, across from MDX.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013 AT 4 PM
If you are unable to attend the meetings, the recording of the presentation will be posted on MDX's website for review.
Send comments via e-mail to publiccommib'mdxway com by June 15, 2013.
MDX operates, and maintains five expressways: SR 112/Airport Expressway. SR 836/Dolphin Expressway, SR 874/Don Shula Expressway. SR 878/
Snapper Creek Expressway and SR 924/Gratigny Parkway MDX is funded almost entirely by toll revenue and is dedicated to moving Miami-Dade
County forward making your commute safer and more efficient. All MDX meeting locations comply with the requirements of the Americans with
Disabilities Act. For information or assistance with special arrangements, please contact Tore Garcia 5 days in advance at.
or 7B6-277-9292 or visit www,


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PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE that a Board of Commissioners Meeting of The
Omni Redevelopment District Community Redevelopment Agency (OMNI
CRA) is scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 12:00 pm, or
thereafter, at Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133.

All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information please con-
tact the OMNI CRA offices at (305) 679-6868.

(#19331) PieterA. Bockweg, Executive Director
Omni and Midtown
Community Redevelopment Agencies



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Section 8. One and two
bedrooms. $199 security.
1140 NW 79 Street
Two bdrms, one bath. $750.
Stove and refrigerator.

1212 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one
bath, $450. Stove and
refrigerator. 305-642-7080

1231 NW 58 Terrace
First month moves you in.
One bedroom one bath.
$500 monthly. Free 19 inch
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1241 NW 53 Street
Two bdrms, one bath. $900
monthly. All appliances
included. Free 19 inch LCD
Call Joel 786-355-7578

1250 NW 60 Street
One bedroom, one bath
$525. Free water.

1261 NW 59 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$550. 305-642-7080

1348 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm., one bath $395

135 NW 18 Street
Move in Special
First month moves you in.
One bdrm, one bath. $395
monthly, two bedrooms, one
bath. $495 monthly. Free 19
inch LCD TV. Call Joel

1425 NW 60 Street
Nice one bedroom, one
bath, $590 mthly. Includes
refrigerator, stove, central air,
water. $725 move in. 786-
1450 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath.
$425, two bedrooms, one
bath. $550. 305-642-7080

1510 NW 68 Street
One bedroom, 475 monthly.
Call 786-797-6417
1525 NW 1 Place
First month moves you in.
One bedroom, one bath,
$400 monthly. Free 19 inch
LCD TV. Call
Joel 786-355-7578.

167 NE 59 St-Unit #3
Three bdrms, one bath,
$1100. Section 8 Welcome.
167 NE 59 St-Unit #5
One bedroom, one bath,
$750. Section 8 Welcome.
1718 NW 2 Court
One bdrm, one bath, $425.

1801 NW 2 Avenue
First month move you in!l
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$550 monthly. Free 19 inch
LCD TV. Call: Joel 786-355-

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

1920 NW 31 Street
One bedroom unit.
Appliances, water included.
1955 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath.
$450. 305-642-7080

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

2565 NW 92 Street
Large one bedroom, one
bath, stove, refrigerator,
water and lights included.
Nice neighborhood. $875
monthly, $2425 move in or
$438 bi-weekly, $1213 move
in. 305-624-8820.
2945 NW 46 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$790. Call Mr. Perez,
30 Street 12 Avenue Area
One bedroom, 305-754-7776
6091 NW 15 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$550. 305-642-7080

6900 NW 2 AVENUE
Two bedrooms, two baths.
Section 8 o.k. 786-295-9961
8475 NE 2 Avenue
One and two bdrms. Section
8 OK. 305-754-7776
Move in with first month rent

Remodeled efficiency,
one, two, three bdrms, air,
appliances, 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
One or two bedrooms,
qualify the same day. 305-
603-9592 or visit our office
1250 NW 62 St Apt #1.
Overtown 305-600-7280 or

One Month Free Rent
42 NW 166 Street
New four bedrooms, two
baths townhouse. $1500.

18360 NW 44 Place
Two bdrms., two baths. First,
last to move in. $1,000 mthly.
No Section 8. 954-319-3757
477 NW 19 Street
Four bdrms., one and half
bath, $1050. 786-317-2886.
Three bedrooms, two and
half baths, gated community.

1052 NW 52 Street
Nice two bdrms, one bath,
$950, call 786-251-9800.
135 NE 80 Terrace
Newly remodeled, huge one
bedroom, one bath, central
air, $750 monthly. Section 8
Welcome. 954-818-9112.
1373 NW 58 Terrace
Huge two bdrms., one bath,
central air, new appliances,
indoor laundry room and $850
mthly. Section 8 Welcome!
Call 305-490-7033
1796 NW 112 Street
One bedroom. 305-799-3418
2452 NW 44 Street
Three bdrms, two baths,
central air, $900 monthly,
two bdrms, one bath, air
$650 mthly. 786-877-5358
2587 NW 165 STREET
Near N. Dade Health Clinic.
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air and heat. $1200
monthly. Section 8 welcome.
271 NW 46 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$895, appliances, free water
and electricity, 305-642-

36 NW 52 Street
One bdrm, one bath $625,
two bdrms, one bath $850.
Appliances, free water

364 NW 59 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$750. Stove and refrigerator.

911 NW 42 Street
Two bdrms, cne bath, $900
mthly. utilities free. Call first
94 NE 59 Terrace
Two bdrms., one bath, central
air, bars, tile, $900 mthly.
Section 8 only. 305-490-9284
94 Street and 19 Avenue
One bedroom, $800. Section
8 Approved.
Two bdrms, one bath, first,
and security. 305-244-6845
Remodeled, two bdrms, one
bath, Section 8 Ok, $1,000
mthly, Call 305-216-2724

3Efficien sieS
2352 NW 97 Street
$525 monthly. First and last
to move in. Call 305-691-
2703 or 786-515-3020
5422 NW 7 Court
$600 includes electric and
water. No Section 8. Call
Furnished, private entrance.
Furnished Rooms

1010 NW 180 Terrace
Free cable, air, appliances
and use of kitchen.
1358 NW 71 Street
Air, cable, cooking, $500 to
move in. 786-286-7455.
143 and 7 Avenue
Private entrance, extras.
$110 wkly. Call 305-687-
6930 or 786-306 0308

1430 NW 68 Street
Seniors. Handicapped
accessible. Free cable. $400
monthly. 786-366-5930 Dee
or 305-305-0597 Big E.
1500 NW 74 Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728
19561 NW 30 Court
With air, $110 weekly, $220
to move in. 305-993-9470.
2010 NW 55 Terrace
No Deposit Required. $140
moves you in. Aircable,
utilities included. 786-554-

2900 NW 54 Street
Upstairs, one room,
refrigerator and air. Call 954-
885-8583 or 305-318-6277
2905 NW 57 Street
Small furnished room, $285
monthly plus $100 security
deposit, first and last. $670 to
move in,
contact 786-597-8857
3042 NW 44 Street
Big rooms, air, $115 wkly,
move in $230. 786-262-6744
567 NW 94 Street
Nice area, cable, air,
renovated, big yard. $450
monthly. For Seniors. 786-
83 Street NW 18 Avenue
Clean room. 305-754-7776
Central air, cable, utilities
included. $110 weekly.
305-505-3101 305-691-1068
Clean, quiet room with
security bars. $65 weekly.
Call 305-769-3347
2170 Washington Avenue
Clean rooms, $440 and $500
monthly. 786-277-3434
Clean house
Call 786-389-1346


10360 SW 173 Terrace
Four bedrooms, one bath
$1495. Appliances, central
air. 305-642-7080

1121 NW 142 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths.
den, tile, air, $1,300. No
Section 8. Broker Terry
1514 NW 74 Street
Section 8 Preferred, three
bedrooms, one bath, fenced
yard, central air, ceiling fans,
refrigerator, stove. Washer,
dryer, security bars, awnings.
Remodeled bathroom and
kitchen. $1,295 mthly. $500
security. Call 786-218-4646.
1723 NW 68 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$775 monthly. No Section 8.
Call 305-267-9449
1856 NW 51 Street
Nice three bedrooms, central
air, big yard. Section 8
Welcome. 305-986-2408.
2030 Rutland Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1,200 mthly. No section 8.
2267B NW 102 STREET
Remodeled three bdrms., one
bath, $950. 954-625-5901
2343 NW 100 Street
Two bdrms, one bath, $825.
Appliances. 305-642-7080

290 N. W. 48 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, all
tile floors. Call 786-237-1292
2931 NW 49 Street
Dream home with private
fence. Three bedrooms, two
baths, family room, carport.
No Section 8. No pets.
$1,250 monthly, $2,500
required. 786-253-1659
3777 NW 213 Terrace
Lovely two bdrms, two
baths, fenced yard, tile floor,
central air, close to shopping,
churches at Broward/Dade
border. Call 850-321-3798
3919 NW 207 St Rd
Four bdrms, two baths, totally
remodeled after hurricane. A
beauty. $1595 mthly. Section
8 ok. Call Joe 954-849-6793
4319 NW 16 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$850 monthly. 786-486-1795.
Spacious three bdrms, two
baths, plasma TV included.
No credit check, Section 8
welcome! Others available.
Three bedrooms, two baths,
garage, laundry and dining
room, Near Calder Casino,
Turnpike, Sunlight Stadium.
First and security. $1400
mthly. Section 8 Only 305-
623-0493. Appointment only.
Four bdrms., two baths.
$1350 monthly. First and last
to move in. 954-319-3757
Refurbished, two brdms.,
one bath, FL room, central
air, fenced, tiled, bars, $1050
mthy. Call 305-895-8651

Two bedrooms, one bath,
appliances. $800 monthly. No
Section 8. 305-836-7306
for rent, newly renovated and
ready to go. Custom wood
kitchen, new bathrooms,
wood and tile floors. Move-
in special. For details and
information call: 786-565-
Behind in Your Rent? 24
Hour notice. Behind in Your
Mortgage? 305-731-3591

Room for rent. 305-305-1955

2135 NW 63 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
den, remodeled, $1900 down
and $455 monthly P&I with
good credit. NDI Realtors,
225 NW 103 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
remodeled. Try $3900 down
and $899 monthly P&l with
good credit. NDI Realtors
3421 NW 213 Street
For sale two bedrooms, one
bath, remodeled. $1900 down
and $455 monthly P&I with
good credit. NDI Realtors

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You must be available
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deliver newspaper to retail
outlets in South Dade.
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You must be available
between the hours of 6
a.m. and 4 p.m. Must have
reliable, insured vehicle and
current Driver License.
Apply in person at:
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Full time available in Miami.
Sorting and separating
materials, as well as
miscellaneous duties.
Must have current drivers
license and vehicle. Contact
Ivan Young at

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make efforts

to combat


By Brett Clarkson

Legitimate massage
therapists are tired of
them and law enforce-
ment officials see them
as potential venues for
human trafficking.
Now, the Florida Leg-
islature is also flexing
its muscle in the fight
against the growth of
adult-oriented massage
establishments, places
whose marketing and
signage skews closer
to adult entertainment
than therapeutic well-
In South Florida,
they're known for their
blacked-out windows,
neon signs, late-night
hours, and sexually
suggestive postings in
online classified ads.
Many are listed on
web sites that cater to
the men who seek out
erotic massages.
Observers worry
that in some of these
businesses, victims are
being forced to perform
sexual acts against
their will.
That rationale, based
on numerous cases
of sexual exploitation
in brothels posing as
massage establish-
ments across the U.S.,
is now official in Tal-
lahassee. In the recent
session, lawmakers
unanimously passed
legislation viewed by
stakeholders as an
important step even
if some say the legis-
lation doesn't go far
Among the proposed
new rules: no massage
establishment would
be permitted to open
between midnight
and 5 a.m., although
there are exceptions
for certain legitimate
scenarios like spas in
hotels and massage
therapists who work at
airports, where pilots
often get massages
after long flights.
It would also be il-
legal to have anybody
living on the premises
of massage establish-
ments. This reflects
the concern among law
enforcement that, in
some businesses, traf-
fickers are imprisoning
workers in back rooms.
The Sun Sentinel
saw what appeared to
be a bedroom, packed
with clothes and other
personal belongings,
in one Broward County
massage establish-
ment in late 2012. The
female workers said
nobody was living
there, that it was a
break room.
Like any storefront
massage establishment
in Florida, that busi-
ness was licensed by
the state Department
of Health. This is the
case for the majority of
the late-night massage
parlors because
it's illegal to adver-
tise massage services
in the state without
displaying a license








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-Photos Credit: Akilah Laster
Booker T. senior DL Chad Thomas at line of scrimmage.

Booker T. Washington

embarrasses Lakewood

By Akilah Laster

The strength of a tornado
typically dissipates shortly af-
ter its onset, but when it comes
to the bruite force of the Booker
T. Washington Tornadoes there
are no signs of assuaging. With
an embarrassing demolition
of the visiting Lakewood High

are serious.
"We're after that national
championship," said Tim Har-
ris Jr., Booker T. offensive
coordinator. "The kids' motiva-
tion to get better has been the
best part."
Harris commended the work
ethic of the team, who he said
may use last year's success as
a source of confidence, but not

are signs of maturity from all
of them," Harris said. "The
greatest thing [the coaches
and I] have seen is their whole
development throughout this
Seniors like quarterback Tre-
on Harris and receiver Deltron
Hopkins displayed remarkable
chemistry last Friday, with
Harris throwing two touch-

Father-son coaching duo Tim Harris Jr. (left) and Tim "Ice" Harris (right) looking at the

School (St. Petersburg) 62-14
in last Friday night's spring
game at Traz Powell, the F-5
destruction looks like it will
continue into the upcoming
Booker T. who only suf-
fered one loss last season to
6A state champions Miami
Central, were merciless to the
Spartans early on with a 54-6
score going into the half. The
Tornadoes, who averaged 50
points per game last season,
have set the bar higher and
Friday night proved that they

as a deterrent to their dili-
"It's easy for kids to think
they've done enough after
winning a championship, but
fortunately they do not," Harris
While the loss of big time
players, like Matthew Thomas,
a Florida State commit, would
typically hinder the team,
Head Coach Tim "Ice" Harris
said his seniors have stepped
"They have shown remark-
able ability to lead and there

McNabb to RGII: Stop it!

Another exciting NFL sea-
son is rapidly approaching
and one of last year's rookie
sensations Robert Griffin III
aka RG3 continues to stay in
the headlines. Griffin came
as advertised a year ago and
revitalized the DC fan base
as he became arguably the
league's most exciting player.
The Washington Redskins
shocked everyone by winning
the NFC East behind their
rookie QB.. Despite the dis-
appointing playoff loss and
RG3's season ending injury
the future looks extremely
bright for Skins fans. Griffin
has enjoyed all of the. acco-
lades, perhaps a bit too much
says former NFL QB Donavan
McNabb. McNabb, has said
he attempted to reach out to
Griffin last season, told the
Post that Griffin's recent ac-
tions may start to become "a
circus, a sideshow." I could

not agree more, somehow the
focus has shifted a bit from
the field, it has become the
"RG3 Show."
"It's too much right now; it's
just too much," McNabb re-
vealed to the Washington
Post this past weekend. "I get
some of the things he's doing
to draw attention to himself:
the Adidas commercials, go-
ing out and enjoying the life
of a young, famous NFL quar-
terback. I understand RG has
a lot of stuff going on."
"But if you're coming offACL
surgery, you don't need to be
having a press conference at
OTAs. Every week? Really? It
becomes a circus, a sideshow.
It takes away from the focus of
what those sessions are sup-
posed to be about: the team."
McNabb said the added at-
tention can be "counterpro-
ductive." again we agree.
RG3 is still young and de-

down passes (80 yards and
70 yards) to Hopkins. Run-
ningback and Hopkins's fellow
championship 100-meter relay
member, Krondis Larry also
added two touchdowns.
Defensively, Booker T. will
look to senior defensive line-
man, Chad Thomas, for leader-
ship. Thomas, according to earned 54 tack-
les and 4.5 sacks last season.
"They've transitioned well,"
said Harris. "We're working
on finishing .everything you do
and playing every down."

spite the early success he
can always continue to learn
and needs to remain focused
on improving. Most of all he
needs to be humble amidst all
of this attention on himself,
his family and remind every-
one that he is just a part of
a team. He is not "the team",
the media can build you up
real fast and turn on you just
as quickly.
"So when I look up on TV
and see him up there talking
all the time about how great
he's doing-- or doing jumping
jacks or someone else talk-
ing about his supernatural
healing powers I wonder to
myself: Is this about selling
tickets to the fans or what?"
McNabb continues.
"I don't blame him. They're
letting him do it. But at some
point, it can be counterpro-
ductive. You can set yourself
up for more criticism later."
Lets hope the young QB lis-
tens to a man who has been
there before, you can never go
wrong heeding the words of
your elders. If anyone knows
how smooth and then sud-
denly rocky the road can get
for a young QB in the NFL, it's
Donavan McNabb. RG3 are
you listening?

Tiger Woods quickly puts

tie for 65th behind him

By Steve DiMeglio

DUBLIN, Ohio- Who could
have seen this coming?
World No. 1 Tiger Woods,
who had won three of his last
four starts, finished in a tie
for 65th Sunday in the Memo-
rial Tournament at Muirfield
Village, an event he's won five
times. Closing with an even-
par 72, Woods finished at 8
over par and shot 296, just
two strokes below the worst
score he's ever posted in a 72-
hole tournament.
So what does it mean mov-
ing forward? Not much,
Woods said. While it wasn't
the tuneup he was looking
for before the U.S. Open at
Merion Golf Club near Phila-
delphia in two weeks, Woods
said he'll wipe the slate clean.
"It happens," Woods said
in summation of his week.
"It happens to us all. And I'll
go home next week and prac-
Woods, once again the
dominant player in the world,
didn't look like that guy this
week. He was out of the chase

-Photo: Allan Henry
Tiger Woods and Rory Mcllroy on the 13th tee on Sun-
day during the final round of The Memorial Tournament.
Mcllroy was playing in the group in front of Woods.

for the title by Saturday,
thanks to a third-round 79,
including a 44 on his opening
nine holes, the worst nine-
hole score of his professional
His final round Sunday
didn't start well, either. Be-
ginning on the 10th hole,
Woods pulled his approach
to the treacherous par-3
12th left and long and then
hit his chip shot into a bun-

ker. From there he went just
over the green, chipped to six
feet and the two-putted for
a triple-bogey 6. He added
another bogey on No. 14 but
then finished with five birdies
and one bogey in his final 13
"It wasn't like it was that
far off today," Woods said. "It
wasn't that bad today. It was
just one hole that cost me ob-
viously a few shots."

~' j,


Pacers center
Saturday night.

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-Photo: Ronald Martinez
Roy Hibbert celebrates after scoring against the Heat in Game 6 on

The NBA fines Roy Hibbert


By Dan Loumena

Indiana Pacers center
Roy Hibbert has been fined
$75,000 by the NBA for us-
ing a gay slur during his post-
game news conference Satur-
day night.
Hibbert responded "no
homo" to a question after .the
Pacers' 91-77 victory over the
Miami Heat forced a deciding
Game 7 in the Eastern Con-
ference finals.
The 7-foot-2 center apolo-
gized for the remark in a
statement issued by the team
"While Roy has issued an
apology, which is no doubt
sincere, a fine is necessary to
reinforce that such offensive
comments will not be toler-
ated by the NBA," Commis-
sioner David Stern said in a
Indiana players were not
made available to the media

for using

Sunday before they depart-
ed for Miami, where Game 7
played The Heat Monday eve-
ning. The winner advances to
play the San Antonio Spurs
in the NBA Finals, beginning
"I support him," Pacers
Coach Frank Vogel said of
Hibbert, who had 24 points
and 12 rebounds in the Game
6 win. "I know he's not that
person and that it was a mis-
take. He knows he's wrong.
I didn't have to tell him that
and we all love and support
Hibbert also dropped an f-
bomb during the interview
Saturday when asked by a
reporter about the lack of
support for him in defensive-
player-of-the-year voting. He
replied, "Y'all [expletive] don't
watch us play throughout the
year, to tell you the truth.
That's fine. I'm going to be real
with you, and I don't care if I

gay slur

get fined. You know what, we
play, we're not on TV all the
time. Reporters are the ones
that are voting. And it is what
it is. If I don't make it, that's
fine. I'm still going to do what
I have to do."
Here is Hibbert's complete
"I am apologizing for insen-
sitive remarks made during
the postgame press confer-
ence after our victory over
Miami Saturday night. They
were disrespectful and offen-
sive and not a reflection of my
personal views. I used a slang
term that is not appropriate in
any setting, private or public,
and the language I used defi-
nitely has no place in a pub-
lic forum, especially over live
television. I apologize to those
who I have offended, to our
fans and to the Pacers' orga-
nization. I sincerely have deep
regret over my choice of words
last night."

Citrus Bowl pits FAMU vs MSVU

By Corinne Millien

Football, marching bands
and good food make a perfect
combination for a good time in
the upcoming football season.
On Labor Day weekend ESPN
will bring a football team from
a Historically Black College
and University [HBCU] in the
Southwestern Athletic Con-
ference [SWAC] and the Mid-
Eastern Athletic Conference
[MEAC] to the city of Orlando.
The 2013 MEAC/SWAC Chal-
lenge presented by Disney will
showcase a matchup between
the Delta Devils of Mississippi
Valley State University [MVSU]
and the Rattlers of Florida

A&M University (FAMU) at the
Florida Citrus Bowl.
The weekend is jam-packed
with more than just the game.
Game weekend includes a
high school seminar featuring
figures in the sport industry, a
pep rally at Downtown Disney,
a band showcase at Disney'
Epcot, a Legends' reception
honoring influential figures in
the HBCU community at Dis-
ney's Contemporary Resort,
the Great Heart & Soul tail-
gate at McCracken Field and
the ever memorable Battle of
the Bands.
Over the next few weeks as
these two teams prepare for
the game, journalism students

from both MVSU and FAMU
will profile their head coach,
key players and band direc-
tors sharing their stories. The
students will also discuss why
they chose to attend a HBCU.
The MEAC/SWAC Challenge
presented by Disney provides
a bowl like experience to HB-
CUs that include exposure for
their program and school on
the national stage. We encour-
age you to follow our journey
as we lead up to the MEAC/
SWAC Challenge presented by
Disney. Join us in Orlando on
Labor Day weekend and see
why the MEAC/SWAC Chal-
lenge is more than just a


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