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Volume 85 Issue 25

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January 24 - 30, 2013

Atlanta Tribute to King Page 4

Enjoy the ‘Living Well’ Insert Pages 7-10

Alvin Ailey Dancers Return Page 11

President Obama Salutes Martin Luther King Jr. During Historic 2nd Term Inauguration

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By Bankole ThomPson Michigan Chronicle Senior Editor

Exactly 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, and on the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and 50 years after the March on Washington, President Barack Obama delivered a progressive and stunning speech centered around the notion of equality on the steps of the U.S. Capitol before thousands. Naming each of the turning points of watershed moments in American history and emphasizing repeatedly the Declaration of Independence that "it is self evident that all men are created equal," Obama challenged the nation to be more forward thinking in his historic inaugural speech after his reelection. Specifically addressing voting rights, women's rights, gay and lesbian rights, immigration reform, health care reform and global climate change, and invoking the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech., Obama's remarks reached out to both Democrats and Republicans alike to seize this moment together. "Today we continue a never-ending journey to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time. For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they’ve never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth," Obama said. "The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the

tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob. They gave to us a Republic, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed." Obama said through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, "We learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free. We made ourselves anew, and vowed to move forward together." "Together, we discovered that a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play," Obama said. "Together, we resolved that a great nation must care for the vulnerable, and protect its people from life’s worst hazards and misfortune." Reminding the nation of the battles that were fought for the dignity of every person Obama put it bluntly, "We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths –- that all of us are created equal –- is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say

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PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

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that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth." With rhetorical ingenuity Obama anchored his speech on the theme of the 57 inaugural celebration "Faith in America's Future." "It is now our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began. For our journey is not complete until our

wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts," Obama said to the thunderous applause of more than a half million people. "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. For if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well." "Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity, until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country," Obama said. Zeroing in on the urban safety crisis and the debate on gun control, Obama said: "Our journey is not complete

until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia, to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm," Obama said. Echoing a campaign theme about the future of the middle class Obama said, "For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. We believe that America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class." The president went on, "We know that America thrives when every person can find independence and pride in their work; when the wages of honest labor liberate families from the brink of hardship. We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American; she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own." After the inauguration the Obamas stopped at the Capitol Rotunda to pay homage to King's bust. During the Inaugural Parade Obama waved to floats representing King and the Tuskegee Airmen.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

January 24 - 30, 2013

aTl Pays Tribute to king as obama Begins new Term

By kaTe BRUmBaCk Associated Press The youngest daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. hailed the inauguration of the nation's first Black president to a new term as one of the achievements made possible by the civil rights struggle her father helped lead decades ago. Bernice King spoke at the 45th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service Monday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on the federal King holiday, urging Americans to draw inspiration from her slain father's nonviolent campaign after a difficult year of military conflicts abroad and natural disasters at home. ``We pray that this day will be the beginning of a new day in America,'' she said. ``It will be a day when people draw inspiration from the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. It will be a day when people realize and recognize that if it were not for Dr. King and those who fought the fight fought in that movement, we would not be celebrating this presidency.'' Monday's King holiday -- marked by parades, rallies and service projects around the nation -- coincided with celebrations of President Barack Obama's inauguration to a second term in Washington. Many paused to take stock of the progress made by the country since the 1960s fight to end racial segregation -- and of challenges ahead as Obama assumed a second term. In Washington, Obama spoke proudly of having taken the oath of office using a Bible that had been owned by King. It was one of two he used for the ceremonial inauguration Monday, watched by hundreds of thousands. ``I had the great privilege that the Bible we used was his Bible and they asked for it to be inscribed,'' Obama said after the ceremony. The other Bible belonged to Presi-

dent Abraham Lincoln. Parades and rallies were held across many states to salute the slain civil rights leader. Chief among them was the service for the civil rights leader at the Atlanta church where he was pastor. There, Bernice King stressed her father's commitment to nonviolence, saying that after the 1956 bombing of the family's home in Montgomery, Ala., her father stood on the porch and urged an angry, armed crowd to fight with Christian love -- not guns. ``This apostle of nonviolence perhaps introduced one of the bravest experiences of gun control that we've ever heard of in the history of our nation,'' she said. The keynote speaker was the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, a socially conservative evangelical association. It marked the first time a Latino had been invited to deliver the King Day address at Ebenezer Baptist Church. He urged those listening to complete King's dream. ``Silence is not an option when 30 million of our brothers and sisters live in poverty,'' he said. ``Silence is not an option when 11 million undocumented individuals continue to live in the shadows.'' The Atlanta service kicked off a year of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of King's ``I Have a Dream'' speech, delivered Aug. 28, 1963, in Washington. Students led by King's great-niece Farris Christine Watkins delivered sections of the speech in turn. By the end, the crowd was on its feet, shouting ``Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!'' Afterward many stayed to watch Obama's second inauguration on a big-screen TV.

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Samuel Rodriguez delivers the 2013 keynote address at the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service on Jan. 21 at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Auburn Avenue as other program participants look on. They include Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens (center from left), Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall, The King Center CEO and King’s daughter Bernice A. King and Christine King Farris, vice chair of The King Center, associate professor at Spelman College and sister of MLK.

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atlanta links Celebrate 60 Years

Pictured here are the original Links members, circa 1950’s The Atlanta Chapter of The Links Inc., will commemorate 60 years of service and friendship with a Diamond Jubilee Brunch Gala on Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. The Atlanta Chapter was chartered in February of 1953, with 20 visionary members. For more than 25 years, the signature program of The Atlanta Chapter has been Project LEAD – “Links Educating, Accommodating, and Developing” – at the Sammye E. Coan Middle School in East Atlanta. Recognized nationally for its effectiveness, Project LEAD is designed to identify and nurture promising students who are at risk of failing to fulfill their promise.

COMMUNITY

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Home Depot’s HBCU ‘Retool Your School’ Contest Announced Special to the Daily World The Home Depot announces the kick-off of its fourth annual Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program. The 2013 Retool Your School Grants will total $195,000 to be awarded as one $50,000 Tier I Grant, one $25,000 Campus Pride Grant for the school that receives the most votes and social media activity, and 12 Tier II Grants of $10,000. Schools are required to submit a brief description of their projects by Feb. 11 for consideration, with full proposal details due by March 11. Online voting will take place from Feb. 18 to April 15 at www.retoolyourschool.com. The goal is to provide sustainable and lasting renovations to give new life to the campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Each year, the outpouring of support for the program from alumni, students, parents and the community grows. Since the program’s inception in 2010, more than three million votes have been cast as the HBCU community bands together for their favorite and most deserving HBCU school projects. “The Home Depot is thrilled to once again offer the Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant available to HBCU’s,” said Melissa Brown, manager of multicultural marketing, The Home Depot. “Now in its fourth year, we’ve seen incredible growth of support and popularity of the program. It is such a rewarding program connecting with our communities, and it takes school spirit to a whole new level.” The Home Depot’s goal is to connect with the community

by awarding grants for projects that will have a lasting impact. Last year, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania received the Tier I Grant of $50,000, to restore the exterior and entryway of Lincoln Hall, one of the most historic buildings of the University. The first-ever Campus Pride Grant of $25,000 was awarded to Alabama A&M University. In 2011, grand prize winner Bethune Cookman University, located in Daytona Beach, Fla., received $50,000 to install automated access doors and a wheelchair ramp in its Student Center to accommodate students, faculty and staff members with disabilities. Past Retool Your School proposals and projects have included recommendations for eco-friendly and sustainability upgrades. The Retool Your School program is a unique competition that extends to alumni, family and friends, students and the community at large to vote for their favorite HBCU project. For more information on The Home Depot Retool Your School Grant Program, visit www.retoolyourschool.com. Online voting will begin Feb. 18.

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InRoaDs names new Chief operating officer INROADS Inc., the nation's largest non-profit source of salaried corporate internships, has appointed Michael T. Holmes as its new chief operating officer (COO). Holmes will lead and manage a comprehensive array of services and programs for INROADS to establish the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, staff and systems necessary to grow the organization, ensure financial strength and maintain operational efficiency. Holmes has a strong commitment to development and a deep understanding of the INROADS process, and I am very confident about the leadership and operational acumen he will deliver to INROADS’ mission and strategies,” said Forest Harper, president and CEO of INROADS Inc. From 1985 to 2001, Holmes served INROADS as executive vice president, national accounts manager and managing director of Fairfield-Westchester Counties, gaining significant operations management experience and demonstrating significant leadership, stewardship, business and relationship development skills. The two regions he oversaw in his former role at INROADS -- Northeast and New England – are, to date, two of INROADS’ most successful and critical. “Michael can move seamlessly into leadership to make an immediate impact as the new COO, based on his sixteen years of previous experience at INROADS, and thanks to

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his strong leadership, client relations and sales abilities,” Harper said. In addition to his INROADS experience, Holmes’ professional background spans academia and the manufacturing, financial and professional services industries. Most recently, Holmes served as director of global talent acquisition for Terex Corporation, a diversified global manufacturer, where he MICHAEL T. HOLMES was responsible for leveraging recruiting strategies creatively, utilizing social media, as well as trend and data analysis. Prior to that, he initiated strategies to increase diversity recruiting efforts as director, strategic talent management and global diversity for Pitney Bowes, and as vice president, diversity sourcing manager for Citi Group. Holmes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from College of the Holy Cross.

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Surprising Germy Places to Avoid

Excerpted from Prevention's List-Maker's Get Healthy Guide book An average adult can touch as many as 30 objects within a minute, including germ-harboring, high-traffic surfaces such as light switches, doorknobs, phone receivers, and remote controls. At home, you do all that you can to keep the germs at bay. But what happens when you step out the door to go to dinner, do some grocery shopping, or visit the doctor's office? Know where germs are most likely to lurk, as you'll find out here. Restaurant menus: Have you ever seen anyone wash off a menu? Probably not. A recent study in the Journal of Medical Virology reported that cold and flu viruses can survive for 18 hours on hard surfaces. If it's a popular restaurant, hundreds of people could be handling the menus--and passing their germs on to you. Never let a menu touch your plate or silverware, and wash your hands after you place your order. lemon Wedges: According to a 2007 study in the Journal of Environmental Health, nearly 70 percent of the lemon wedges perched on the rims of restaurant glasses contain disease-causing microbes. When the researchers ordered drinks at 21 different restaurants, they found 25 different microorganisms lingering on the 76 lemons that they secured, including E. coli and other fecal bacteria. Tell your server that you'd prefer your beverage sans fruit. Why risk it? Condiment Dispensers: It's the rare eatery that regularly bleaches its condiment containers. And the reality is that many people don't wash their hands before eating, says Kelly Reynolds, Ph.D. So while you may be diligent, the guy who poured the ketchup before you may not have been, which means his germs are now on your fries. Squirt hand sanitizer on the outside of the condiment bottle or use a disinfectant wipe before you grab it. Holding the bottle with a napkin won't help; napkins are porous, so microorganisms can pass right through, Reynolds says.

Restroom Door handles: Don't think you can escape the restroom without touching the door handle? Palm a spare paper towel after you wash up and use it to grasp the handle. Yes, other patrons may think you're a germ-phobe -but you'll never see them again, and you're the one who won't get sick. soap Dispensers: About 25 percent of public restroom dispensers are contaminated with fecal bacteria. Soap that harbors bacteria may seem ironic, but that's exactly what a recent study found. "Most of these containers are never cleaned, so bacteria grow as the soap scum builds up," says Charles Gerba, Ph.D. "And the bottoms are touched by dirty hands, so there's a continuous culture feeding millions of bacteria." Be sure to scrub hands thoroughly with plenty of hot water for 15 to 20 seconds -- and if you happen to have an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, use that, too. Grocery Carts: The handles of almost two-thirds of the shopping carts tested in a 2007 study at the University of Arizona were contaminated with fecal bacteria. In fact, the bacterial counts of the carts exceeded those of the average public restroom. Swab the handle with a disinfectant wipe before grabbing hold (stores are starting to provide them, so look around for a dispenser). And while you're wheeling around the supermarket, skip the free food samples, which are nothing more than communal hand-to-germ-to-mouth zones.

Children’s healthcare of atlanta among Top 100 employers Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been ranked among FORTUNE magazine’s elite list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America. It is the eighth consecutive time the not-for-profit pediatric health care system has been named to the list. Landing at No. 46, Children’s is the only hospital in Georgia to appear on the list, Children’s is among just three companies with headquarters in Georgia and is one of only two pediatric hospitals to make the list. Children’s stands among well-known and respected companies, including Aflac, Google, Zappos and American Express. Children’s operates three hospital campuses, including Children’s at Egleston,

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Children’s at Hughes Spalding and Children’s at Scottish Rite, as well as 17 neighborhood locations. Children’s puts a primary focus on employees, so it makes sense that the organization was ranked on a list that highlights specialty areas such as health care, child care and work-life success.

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Flu Outbreak Prompts Reminder For Senior Care This flu season is shaping up to be one of the worst in decades – with the Centers for Disease Control already reporting widespread outbreaks in many states. While anyone can get the flu, seniors are especially susceptible to the virus and are at greater risk for serious flu-related complications that can lead to hospitalization and even death. Ninety percent of flu-related deaths and more than half of flu-related hospitalizations occur in people age 65 and older. “The flu can be very dangerous for seniors, so we are concerned about this recent outbreak,” said Jeff Huber, president of Home Instead Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise network. "We encourage seniors and their families to take extra precautions to protect themselves from the virus.” To fight the flu, senior care experts recommend the following: Get a Flu shot: Experts strongly encourage all seniors and those in frequent contact with seniors to get vaccinated if they haven’t already done so. Medicare covers one vaccine per flu season. Practice Good hand Washing: Wash hands with soap frequently, especially after coughing or sneezing. If soap and water aren’t available, use

an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Cover Coughs and sneezes: Droplets from a sneeze or a cough can travel up to six feet. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and dispose of the tissue immediately. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into the elbow, not the hands. stay In to stay Well: If there’s an outbreak in the area, avoid trips to crowded shopping centers or community events. avoid Contact: Those with flu-like symptoms, especially school-aged children, should avoid contact with senior loved ones. Enlist the help of friends, neighbors or professionals to take over caregiving responsibilities, if necessary. Rest Well, eat Well: Get plenty of sleep, drink plenty of fluids and eat healthy foods. Experts also recommend a diet rich in Vitamins C and D and plenty of exercise. If senior loved ones begin to show symptoms of the flu, contact their health care provider immediately. Antiviral medications (like Tamiflu) are available to help make symptoms less severe. For more information about senior and caregiver well-being, visit the website www.caregiverstress.com.

attention Teenagers and adults The Atlanta Daily World is partnering with New American Media (NAM) and other media outlets in Atlanta to promote an essay contest on teachers. Teens and adults are invited to write up to 500 words in English or in the writer's native language describing a teacher who changed their life or the life of their child. In-language submissions will be translated prior to final judging. Essays should be sent via email or regular mail, along with the entry form.

A panel of distinguished educators, journalists, scholars and advocates will select a winner from each category. Judges will look for evidence that the teacher opened up a new pathway of knowledge or opportunity for the student that he or she had previously not been aware of, or that the teacher inspired or fostered a love of learning. We are looking for real life examples and expect the entries will help us expand our definition of what a "great teacher" is. Winners in the "Teenager" and "Adult" categories will each receive a cash award of $500 and the teachers profiled will also receive an award of $500. Winner in "Teacher In Memory" will have the honor to pick a local public school in Atlanta or surrounding counties to donate a $500 check made by NAM. A special presentation of the awards will be held in Atlanta in March. Winning essays will be published by NAM and participating media outlets. Hurry! The deadline for entries to be postmarked is Feb. 4. E-mail your entry to contest@atlantadailyworld.com

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Coping with the Shortage of Primary Health Care Physicians Special to the Daily World There’s a crisis in primary health care. In some cities, almost 90 percent of primary care physicians are not accepting new patients because their practices are full. And it’s only going to get worse, warns noted physician and emeritus professor of medicine Dr. Paul Griner (www.DrPaulGriner.com), author of “The Power of Patient Stories: Learning Moments in Medicine.” “In 2014, 32 million people currently without health insurance will become insured and there will be nowhere near enough primary-care physicians to meet their needs,” Griner says. “Less than 20 percent of new physicians are entering primary care, which includes the specialties of family medicine, general internal medicine and general pediatrics.” Griner, an internist and longtime advocate of physician-patient relationship as the first and most vital diagnostic tool, says it’s important to find a doctor who will take the time to listen to you. But first, you need to decide what kind of primary care physician will best meet your needs. For instance, a family physician can care for both you and your children. A general internist is trained for the care of adults. A geriatrician has additional training in the care of older patients. A gynecologist may also have an interest in primary care. Once you’ve made that decision, he offers these suggestions for qualities to look for: • Someone who is interested in knowing the whole

patient -- not just the illness. As the great Sir William Osler, Regis Professor of Medicine at Oxford, once said, “The good physician knows the disease the patient has. The great physician knows the patient who has the disease.” • A patient-centered atmosphere in the office • Someone who is a good listener. Most diagnoses can be made or suspected by letting the patient tell his or her story • Someone who is willing to say, “I don’t know,” but does know where to go to get the answer, such as referring you to another doctor or using medical knowledge bases. • Readiness to use the latest technology for communicating with patients, such as the I-phone, e-mail or Skype. • Someone who values team care and values the role of advanced practice nurses or physician’s assistants. “Ask around,” Griner says. “Get recommendations from friends and colleagues; the experience of other patients is always helpful. Ask your county medical society for names of physicians who are accepting new patients, or ask the premier hospital in your area, then check their credentials and look for feedback about timeliness, friendliness, etc., on-line.” If you want to do something about the primary care physician shortage, there are ways the public can help,

Griner adds. • Advocate for more support for primary care through your state and U.S. representatives. “Support” can include more money for primary care training grants; better compensation for primary care physicians; and expansion of sites that qualify as physician shortage areas • Support the development of local “accountable care organizations” or networks by your local hospital, health system or group practice. • Support community initiatives to recruit primary care physicians through incentives such as loan relief.

Better Business Bureau advises Caution When Choosing a health Club Losing weight is among the most common New Year’s resolutions. The Better Business Bureau advises consumers who want to lose weight to be cautious when signing up for gym memberships. Joining a health club is a big decision. It is important that you visit the club and feel that it is a good fit for both your budget and your lifestyle. Before you sign a contract at a new health club, BBB advises you to consider your needs and your budget. • Determine your fitness goals. It’s hard work to lose weight, and you need to find a program you can stick with, and preferably one that you enjoy. Find a health club or exercise facility that is convenient and that offers times that fit your schedule. • Visit the facility before joining. Check on cleanliness, adequacy of space, machines and instructors, and any other factors important to you. Ask if you can try the facility out before you join. • Consider your budget. Ask the health club about “joining” or enrollment fees and ongoing monthly costs. Does a weight loss plan require you to buy special foods? Can you cancel if you move or find that the program doesn’t meet your needs? If the facility closes, can you transfer your membership to another facility? • Read the entire contract. Does it list all services and facilities and hours of

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operation? Is everything the salesperson promised included in the contract? What’s included in the monthly fee and what will cost you extra? What is the total cost, including enrollment fees and finance charges? • Check with the BBB first. Check a company’s Business Review at bbb.org. Before beginning an exercise program or diet, the BBB advises consumers to consult a doctor for an assessment of over-all health risks. Get the doctor’s recommendations on exercise regimens that fit your health status and ability to stick with it.

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Dentists Fill Void In Special Needs Community Regular check-ups and cleanings are vital to maintaining oral health, which benefits a person’s overall health. However, finding compassionate dentists who feel comfortable treating children and adults with developmental disabilities is more than a little challenging for parents and caregivers. To address the gap in dental care services to this special community, the DDD Foundation Inc., opened a dental clinic 10 years ago, and has been quietly, yet effectively working to fill this deficiency in the metro-Atlanta community and beyond. Founded by Dr. Deidra Rondeno, D.D.S., the DDD Foundation ensures that people with developmental disabilities have somewhere to receive comprehensive dental care. “In 1997, a state-run facility that treated more than 2,000 patients with developmental disabilities closed, leaving those patients with limited places to receive dental care,” said Rondeno. In 2002, Rondeno opened the DDD Foundation’s dental clinic, which is currently located in DeKalb County, Georgia. Working with her colleague Dr. LaTonya Wade-Crear, D.D.S., in addition to a small staff of 12 people, Rondeno and the DDD Foundation’s dental clinic lovingly dispense treatment to children and adults with special needs. Today, the DDD Foundation’s dental clinic is the only one of its kind in metro-Atlanta providing dental services to more than 3,000 patients coming from more than 70 counties across the state of Georgia. Patients also come

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from around the region, with some coming from as far as Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee. Among the services the clinic provides are dental exams, cleanings, extractions, root canals, dentures and fillings. The clinic also provides sedation to patients, as many have a limited ability to withstand dental intervention and need behavioral assistance to undergo dental procedures. As metro-Atlanta’s population continues to grow, families with children or adults with disabilities have also been increasing in number. As a result, the dental clinic has outgrown its current space and has been attempting to raise funds and secure grants in order to relocate to a larger facility, which would accommodate more patients and provide more comprehensive services. One of the DDD Foundation’s major annual fundraisers is its 5K run/walk, which is now called the Dental Dash at Dawn and is to be held this year on March 30. The other major fundraising event the Foundation holds is a golf tournament in the summer. However, in the past, monies raised have not fully met the financial needs of the organization, much less allow for expansion. To that end, as 2013 begins, the DDD Foundation is on a mission to secure community and corporate financial support for the vital work it is doing, so it will be increasing

its fundraising activities, as well as its coalition building inside and outside the disability community. “It’s challenging work, yet we have found a way to provide the services necessary to address the needs of this underserved community and we want to help many more,” says Rondeno. “It’s also very fulfilling work because we leave everyday knowing we are making a difference in our patients' lives. Not only are we improving their oral health, but we also help to reduce some of the stress in the lives of their families and caregivers who love them and want to keep them healthy,” she said. For more information about the DDD Foundation and its services, go to www.dddfoundation.org or call Sheri Lynch or Shannon Jefferson at 404-942-0086.

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ENTERTAINMENT

‘BeT honors’ 2013 Celebrates Black excellence

BET Networks will present “BET Honors,” a star-studded night celebrating exceptional African Americans performing in the areas of music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education. Hosted by actress Gabrielle Union, this year’s show recognizes the savvy business acumen of music executive and entrepreneur Clarence Avant known to many as the “Godfather of Black Music,” the humanitarian work and philanthropic efforts of Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry, the leadership, humanitarian and educational reach of T.D. Jakes, the contributions of 10-time Grammy award winner and international music icon Chaka Khan, who will be celebrating 40 years in music and entertainment, and the agility and dynamism of three-time WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold winner Lisa Leslie. “BET Honors,” taped at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., will premiere on Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. during Black History Month on BET Networks. The show has become a staple in BET history by celebrating extraordinary African Americans including Cicely Tyson, Jamie Foxx, Iman, Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah, Sean "Diddy" Combs along with memorable past performances by Trey Songz, Ne-Yo, Yolanda Adams, Keyshia Cole, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and Patti LaBelle. Stephen Hill, president of music programming and specials for BET Networks,

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Two Books About Martin Luther King Jr. Now Available Beacon Press recently published two new titles to the King Legacy series, a partnership between Beacon Press and the estate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., that further cement King as a crusader for justice and peace: “In a single Garment of Destiny”: a Global Vision of Justice While many people know Dr. King for his civil rights work in America, less is known about his work as an advocate for global human rights. “In a Single Garment of Destiny” collects King’s original documents and writings on topics including human liberation, global racism, colonialism, international poverty, world peace, and interfaith relations—some of which will be new to readers—to provide a greater understanding and appreciation of King’s contributions to the shaping of the

modern, globalized world. The book’s editor, preeminent King scholar Dr. Lewis V. Baldwin, writes that “King’s image as an international figure and thinker is best understood through the full range of his oral and written sources.” a Gift of love: sermons from strength to love and other Preachings. This new collection includes some of Dr. King’s greatest sermons, originally preached while he was a minister at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church and Ebenezer Baptist. These sermons showcase King’s gift for infusing messages of social consciousness and activism with Christian teachings and the religious passion he cultivated as a pastor. In the sermon, “Loving Your Enemies,” King says, “He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.”

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, returns to The Fabulous Fox Theatre for their highly anticipated 2013 Atlanta engagement from Feb. 14 to Feb. 17 for five performances only. Artistic Director Robert Battle offers premieres and new productions that expand his vision for the company and further showcase the artistry and technique of 30 dancers. In addition to presenting choreographic voices from rising star Kyle Abraham to Ohad Naharin and Ronald K. Brown, as well as legendary dance master Garth Fagan, the performances will mark the historic final appearances by the celebrated Renee Robinson after over three decades of lighting up the stage. “Atlanta and Ailey have developed a special relationship that continues to blossom,” said Robert Battle. “As the curtain goes up for our opening night on Valentine’s Day, I know the dancers’ passion and generosity will inspire all at the Fox Theatre as we share new choreographic treasures, invite audience members to join in the dance onstage, and celebrate the much-admired Renee Robinson as she leads a must-see performance of the American masterpiece Revelations.” Renee Robinson will take center stage on Thursday and Friday night only, in the iconic role carrying the umbrella in the “Wade in the Water” section of Revelations. A revered dancer for over 30 years, she is the last remaining company member selected by founder Alvin Ailey, the female dancer with the longest tenure in the company’s history, and the only dancer to have performed under all three artistic directors. To purchase tickets, starting at $25, call 1-855-285-8499 or visit www.alvinailey.org or www.foxtheatre.org.

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Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank watched his team host an NFC championship game for the first time Sunday, and if he gets his way, he'll soon be sitting in the owner's box of a $1 billion retractable-roof stadium downtown. But Blank isn't getting a lot of help from Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and other politicians. Deal supports using $300 million in revenue from an existing hotel tax to partner with Blank on a new complex to replace the 21-year-old Georgia Dome, but he says the owner must do the heavy lifting. Jockeying between major sports franchises and governments over the financing of new stadiums is nothing new, but the chilly reception the Atlanta proposal has gotten from the public and many state lawmakers is surprising some in this business-friendly state. Though the team is red-hot, the Georgia Dome is in good shape and nearly two decades younger than Louisiana's Superdome. And the state is coming off several years of painful budget cuts. Statewide polls in Georgia show that less than a third of residents support a new stadium, even if Blank covers most of the construction cost. So the politicians' message to Blank: If he wants it, he has to sell it. ``The Falcons have a strong case in favor of a new stadium, and I think it's incumbent on them to educate the public on all the facts,'' Deal said in a statement last week. In Miami, the NFL's Dolphins want local and state governments to help renovate Sun Life Stadium. But team officials are navigating public outrage at Major League Baseball's Marlins, which took public money for a new stadium, only to turn around and cut its player payroll by dumping fan favorites. In Birmingham, the mayor is having trouble persuading city councilors to chip in more money for a new downtown stadium for the region's minor league baseball team, the Barons. The outcry suggests public opinion is catching up with research that casts doubt on claims that the investments are a good deal for taxpayers because they create jobs and foster economic activity. Lack of statewide support also reflects urban-rural political divides: Voters far from city centers

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don't believe they benefit from the deals. Blank -- the Home Depot co-founder whose team already plays in a publicly financed, publicly owned facility -- has spent years in closed-door negotiations with state and city leaders for a new stadium that would not only host Falcons and college football games but could compete for a Super Bowl. The outline, unveiled in December, assumes about a $1 billion construction cost, with Blank responsible for 70 percent and the state covering the rest with bonds backed by existing hotel and motel taxes in Atlanta. But the plan requires that state opponents such as Sen. Vincent Fort, an Atlanta Democrat and Deal critic. He said a legislators raise the state debt limit, and Blank is encountering state that has furloughed teachers and ``doesn't seem to have resistance in the Republican-controlled legislature. a problem with 650,000 uninsured residents'' should have Deal said the Georgia Dome will eventually need a new different priorities. roof and could become obsolete. He noted that the plan would ``A playground for a billionaire isn't a priority for me,'' simply extend existing hotel taxes that cover the original he said. stadium's construction debt, which is nearly paid off. That would put the cost of a new nearby complex on people from ``out of state,'' Special to the Daily World Deal argued. The Atlanta Hawks want high school Atlanta. ``I think once people know students to talk about “their” Atlanta, so the Mail entries should be sent to: The there aren't state tax dollars NBA franchise recently announced its Atlanta Hawks, Attn: Andrea K. Carter at involved here -- that this won't “2013 Poetry Slam Contest.” 101 Marietta Street, Suite 1900, Atlanta, compete with funding for High school students, grades 9-12 who GA 30303, or fax submissions to schools or Medicaid or public attend school within 75 miles of Philips 404-878-3480. Each entry will be judged safety -- that we could see a Arena, can submit written poems or DVD on correlation to the topic “My Atlanta,” change in public opinion on recordings of poems capturing the “My overall message, originality and creativity. the issue,'' Deal said. Atlanta” theme – sharing the people, places The contest will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd Then there are outright and experiences of Atlanta that makes the place winners with prizes for each to city unique to them include Atlanta Hawks signed merchandise, Through Feb. 15, students are invited to electronics, such as a laptop and TV, and submit written poems of 200 words or less, tickets to a Hawks game. For more or DVD recordings that do not exceed 90 information, contest rules and dates, visit seconds. Selected finalists will perform on www.hawks.com/education for complete March 21 at Hard Rock Café in downtown contest rules and relative information.

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hands off malia and sasha obama Just when you think leaders of the National Rifle Association can’t stoop any lower, they keep managing to plunge even deeper. This time, they have strayed way over the line of respectability by using Malia and Sasha Obama’s enrollment in Sidwell Friends, a private Quaker school, to malign President Obama over his proposal to place limits on the sale of assault rifles and expand background checks. “Are the president’s kids more important than yours? Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? Mr. Obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. But he’s just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. Protection for their kids. And gun-free zones for ours.” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was correct when he said in a statement: “Most Americans agree that a president’s children should not be used as pawns in a political fight. But to go so far as to make the safety of the president’s children the subject of an attack ad is repugnant and cowardly.” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, said: “To talk about the president’s children or any public officer’s children who have – not by their own choice, but by requirement – to have protection and use that somehow to make a political point I think is reprehensible.” I am tempted to call NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and his comrades scum. But I’m going to resist the temptation. Not because they don’t fit that description. I’m restraining myself because to call them scum would be an insult to scum. A second NRA ad, running four-and-a-half-minutes, tossed in an image of NBC newsman David Gregory – whose children also attend Sidwell Friends School – for good measure. The narrator in the ad says “Armed Guards — Good enough for the David Gregory’s kids’ school, not for the rest of us. … [The] school Obama’s daughters attend has 11 armed guards.” Not surprisingly, the ad conveniently ignores the fact that the Secret Service is required to protect the president’s children. They protected Chelsea Clinton and Julie Nixon when they attended the school, known as “the Harvard of Washington’s private schools.” Although the original NRA ad leaves the impression that it is referring to Secret Service agents, the longer version makes it clear that NRA is referencing security guards at the school, which has a lower school campus in Bethesda, Md., and middle and upper schools in northwest Washington, D.C. .The Washington Post’s Fact Checker column awarded the NRA ad four Pinocchios, representing a “whopper” of a lie. The newspaper noted, “…the online directory for Sidwell Friends lists 11 people as working in the Security Department. Five are listed as ‘special police officer,’ while two are listed as ‘on call special police officer,’ which presumably means they do not work full-time. The directory also lists two weekend shift supervisors, one security officer and the chief of security.“ “… But we spoke to parents who said they had never seen a guard on campus with a weapon. And Ellis Turner, associate head of Sidwell Friends, told us emphatically: ‘Sidwell Friends security officers do not carry guns.’” The NRA’s ad claiming that President Obama is “skeptical about putting armed security in our schools” misrepresents his position. The clip was taken out of context from this exchange between the president and David Gregory on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” GREGORY: Should we have an armed guard at every school in the country? That’s what the NRA believes. They told me last week that that could work. OBAMA: I’m not going to prejudge the recommendations that are given to me. I am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools. And I think the vast majority of the American people are skeptical that that somehow is going to solve our problem. Clearly, the president did not say he was skeptical about placing armed security guards in schools. Instead, he said that is not “the only answer.” Even more insane, at a press conference, Wayne LaPierre of the NRA asserted that the answer to preventing future incidents like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is the placement of armed guards in every school. Among the proposals presented by President Obama is providing federal funds to place more officers in schools, if the school requests them. After acting on a specific proposal made by NRA, the gun lobbying organization denounced Obama yet again. After coming under attack by even some conservatives, NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said: “If anyone thinks we’re talking specifically about someone’s children, they’re missing the point completely…”No, that’s exactly the point. Leave those beautiful Obama girls out of your degenerate ad campaigns. George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine, is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service (NNPA.).

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lance armstrong was Following an american Tradition Who is surprised that Lance Armstrong was doping? Who thinks he was the only one? Who is surprised that he used the Oprah Winfrey show as his platform to “come clean”? We are a nation of cheaters and Armstrong is one in a long line of our nation’s cheaters. Indeed the very foundation of our country is the result of cheating. The Pilgrims cheated the Native Americans that befriended them out of their land. Later, the United States Army continued that cheating by slaughtering Native people, kicking them off their land, and consigning them to reservations. As a result of this thievery and chicanery Native American people have the shortest life expectancy of any ethnicity in these United States. Enslaved people were cheated with the fruit of their labor, not to mention their lives and liberty, by our nation’s “peculiar institution.” After slavery was abolished, the cheating continued. The sharecropper system was nothing but an official method of cheating. Land owned by African Americans was stolen. Those African Americans who managed to amass wealth had to pretend they had less because economic envy sparked the wholesale appropriation of land and communities. Examples include the destruction of Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Okla., and the 1898 destruction of property (and life) in Wilmington, N.C. Some historians estimate that there were more 200 of these kinds of incidents. We cheated Mexico by appropriating half their land in a murky “trade” through the Louisiana Purchase. Now we have the nerve to talk about “illegal immigration” because people are returning to land that was once stolen from them. And daily, employers cheat undocumented people because without legal documents, they have no bargaining power against unscrupulous employers. Cheating? George W. Bush and his minions cheated Al Gore of the presidency in 2000, and the Supreme Court aided and abetted him in this cheating. Imagine the course of history had we a kinder, gentler president who might not read a children’s book upside down in the moments before September 11? Let’s not even talk about the theft implicit in the banking bailout. These banks were lent money to aid in economic recovery by lending money, but instead of lending, they’ve tightened up credit requirements, making it more difficult for some people to borrow. And figuring out ways to cheat on one’s taxes may be one of the great American pastimes. There are more ways to cheat that putting your sticky fingers on things that don’t belong to you. African-American men are cheated of their dignity and freedom of mobility, whenever empty taxis speed by them. African- American women are cheated of the ability to see themselves reflected in the public space when advertisers treat us as stereotypes. And racism cheats us of the ability to have equality of opportunity. I’m not at all condoning Lance Armstrong’s doping, and I fully agree with the decisions to pull his titles and banish him from biking. Yet there is much irony in the way people are handling this. The “Today Show” had cheater Pete Rose commenting on Lance Armstrong’s cheating. That’s like asking the fox to comment when his brother breaks into the henhouse, or like asking George W. Bush to comment on an election. And not to play the “race” game, but don’t you think all hell would break loose if this were an African-American athlete? We send young people mixed messages when we both say “play fair” and “winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” We live in a win at any cost, winner take all, society. Lance Armstrong wanted to win so he doped up, and some of those around him probably did the same. No excuses. But in a winner take all culture, what do we expect? Now Armstrong has humbled himself by admitting he was wrong after adamantly denying he was doping. Why now… to clean up his name, to get back in the game, to keep raising money for his cancer-fighting organization? Like the foundation of our nation’s culture, though, Armstrong is both a liar and a cheat. It is a shame that Lance Armstrong chose to cheat during his biking career. If we had to recite a litany of cheaters, we’d have to start with the Pilgrims, the Founding Fathers that condoned slavery, and move on from there. Julianne Malveaux is a Washington, D.C.-based economist and writer. She is president emerita of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, N.C.

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If she had had a Gun … We all know those words from Martin Luther King on April 3, 1968—almost as well as we know the climax to the “I Have A Dream Speech.” The ones about the difficult days ahead he won’t see and the mountaintop he won’t climb. We know that less than 24 hours after those words—uttered inside a building holding back a thunderstorm in Memphis, Tenn., at a mass meeting to support striking garbage workers—Martin Luther King’s blood spills and pours all over America, pushing the nation towards justice. But the more I deal with the Newtown, Mass., tragedy, now a month in, I began to think about King’s words right before that in the same speech. When I saw President Obama this past Wednesday read the letter from Julia Stokes, 11, a young White girl, then turn to tell her “Julia, I will try very hard” to do something on gun control, it reminded me of another letter King read to that crowd in Memphis before he went into his final self-eulogizing. That letter was also from a young White girl, a ninth grader. She said that she was glad King didn’t sneeze after he was stabbed near his heart in 1958 in Harlem, signing copies of his first book, “Stride Toward Freedom.” Doctors had said if he had sneezed, the blade would have punctured his aorta, and he would have died. In that last speech, King does a great riff off the letter, talking about how if he had sneezed, he would have missed the student-sit-ins, the Freedom Rides, the Albany, Birmingham and Selma campaigns for an end to segregation and the right to vote. Climaxing the point to great cheers and applause, he declared: “If I had sneezed, I wouldn't have been in Memphis to see a community rally around those brothers and sisters who are suffering. I'm so happy that I didn't sneeze.” We are, too. But let’s go a little earlier in the speech, to the stabbing: “You know, several years ago, I was in New York City autographing the first book that I had written. And while sitting there autographing books, a demented Black woman came up. The only question I heard from her was, ‘Are you Martin Luther King?’ And I was looking down writing, and I said, ‘Yes.’ And the next minute I felt something beating on my chest. Before I knew it I had been stabbed by this demented woman.” The woman’s name was Izola Ware Curry. She stabbed him with a steel letter opener. Why? Because she was mentally ill. Like Adam Lanza, a name we now all know, forever linked with the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Like Seung-Hui Cho, from the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting. So when we think about how hard we are going to have to push those in Congress to ignore the National Rifle Association and its lobbyists, or gun zealots in red and blue states, we can ponder the past as well as the present. Because if Curry had had a gun, we all would have been at work on Monday in a very different, very diminished America. Todd Steven Burroughs, Ph.D., is a lecturer in the Department of Communications Studies at Morgan State University, a historically Black college in Baltimore, Md. He is the co-editor, along with Jared Ball, of “A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X” and is the co-author, with Herb Boyd, of “Civil Rights: Yesterday and Today.”

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What a week this has been. The combination of the second inauguration of Barack Obama and the 2013 commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday packed a big one-two punch. I had tears in my eyes as I watched the annual service at Ebenezer Baptist Church as speaker after speaker showed the reach and range of King’s dream. It was also very moving to see Bernice King’s imprint as the new CEO of The King Center. For the first time in the 44 years of the service, a Latino person gave the keynote address. The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of Sacramento, Calif., followed in the footprints of other nationally-known speakers like the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and the Rev. Otis Moss Jr., a King associate. Rodriguez is president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. Bernice rightly described him as “an electrifying orator,” as he urged his listeners to follow King’s lead to a more just and peaceful world. On Saturday night, I was impressed by the Salute to Greatness dinner, in which this year’s recipients included honorees in a new category: The inaugural ANGEL – Advancing No-violence through Generations of Exceptional Leadership – Award was created by Bernice to honor her mother Coretta Scott King and to recognize the work of young leaders from ages 12-to-25 years old. Alec Loorz, founder of Kids vs. Global Warming and the global Matter Campaign, received the ANGEL Award for an individual. Loorz, who is passionate about saving the environment, said he learned public speaking and activism by watching and listening to speeches by Dr. King. Birmingham, Ala., City Councilman James “Jay” E. Roberson Jr., received the ANGEL on behalf of the “100 Days of Nonviolence” campaign, which he organized and led. During the campaign, no one was murdered. Of course, this year’s Salute to Greatness honorees were stellar, as well. Muhammad Yunus, the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, known as the Father of Microcredit, received the award for an individual. The Bangladeshi banker and economist is best known for making it possible for poor women to receive “micro” loans to start their own businesses to get themselves and their families out of poverty. And Georgia’s own AFLAC received the corporation award. AFLAC CEO Dan Amos accepted the award, saying that his company is dedicated to improving the quality of life for its employees and the communities in which they live and work. He also noted that his company is 70 percent women and 40 percent people of color, a true reflection of their customers. And finally, the dinner showed off its use of technology and social media, with attendees being asked to tweet throughout the event, using the #KINGSDREAMS and #IAMFREEDOM. You can go read mine under @adwnewswoman. In addition, attendees were asked to post their dreams for the world on a light board outside the dinner ballroom. My dream was to eliminate racism, poverty and war from the planet. Then Monday afternoon, President Barack Obama was inaugurated for his second term as president, giving a magnificent speech that painted an inspiring vision of what America has working to be since it began with all its self contradictions. Going back to the Declaration of Independence, Obama proclaimed that “all men are created equal,” and talked about our personal responsibility to work together for the common good. It was easily one of his three great speeches. It was so inspirational that it reminded me of his first speech in 2004 when he first came on the national scene at the Democratic Covention. This was a great week. Makes you proud to be an American. M. Alexis Scott is publisher of the Atlanta Daily World.

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Co-Chair Andrew J. Young before the gala on Jan. 19 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Yunus is known worldwide for his loans to poor people, mostly women in Bangladesh. Amos received the award on behalf of his company which he says seeks to be do well in order to do good.

Keith Parker, (right) new general manager of MARTA, joins Reuben Cannon Entertainment CEO Reuben and Cannon and his wife Alice at the STG reception.

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