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Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice

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VOL. 21 NO. 10

JUNE 20, 2014—NASSAU EDITION

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DA Rice Funding In-Car and Body Camera System to Aid Police Department and Protect Citizens

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prosecutors who serve and protect them every day.” “These cameras have proven to be an extremely beneficial tool in fighting crime, providing better policing and supporting crime victims,” said Freeport Police Department Chief Miguel Bermudez. “The Freeport Police Department is appreciative of Nassau County District Attorney Rice’s efforts in providing funding to enhance and expand the use of mobile and body-worn video cameras.”

Funds to expand pilot program providing officers and supervisors with latest crime-fighting and public safety technology

The funds will be used to purchase 30 additional body cameras – cigar-shaped devices that are visibly worn under an officer’s epaulet at shoulder level – and 11 additional incar video systems. The Freeport Police Department currently has four body cameras as part of a pilot program launched in January 2014, as well as eight in-car video systems.

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and the Freeport Police Department today announced funding to equip patrol officers and supervisors with in-car video systems and body cameras.

DA Rice said that encounters captured on video can provide critical evidence of criminal behavior and help protect citizens. The cameras will also aid prosecutors by providing valuable evidence at trial.

DA Rice’s office will provide $108,000 in Asset Forfeiture funding to expand, to a department-wide level, the Freeport Police Department’s existing pilot program featuring in-car and body-worn video camera systems. The equipment will help keep officers safe, provide valuable evidence for prosecutors, and protect citizens.

According to Chief Bermudez, some of the benefits of mobile and body-worn cameras are:

“The use of these cameras will enhance the Freeport Police Department’s crime-fighting efforts, help protect the citizens they serve, and aid in DA office investigations and prosecutions” DA Rice said. “This collaboration will help the people of Freeport and the hard-working officers and

· Allowing juries to see and hear an event from the officer’s perspective at the scene

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Recording victims’ injuries and statements

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Documenting defendants’ actions at time of arrest

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Evidence gathering at crime scenes

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Reducing false complaints against police officers

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vote, commissioners complained they hadn't received copies of the resolution beforehand.

Texas Board Passes Resolution On Reparations Without Even Realizing It DALLAS (AP) — Leaders in a North Texas county passed a resolution this week supporting reparations to African-Americans for slavery — without even realizing they had done so. Dallas County commissioners unanimously passed a Juneteenth resolution on Tuesday that appeared to be another routine proclamation commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. But the resolution went further by including a list of injustices, and then stating in the final paragraph that blacks' suffering should be "satisfied with monetary and substantial reparations." Commissioners admitted afterward they hadn't read the resolution before voting, according to The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/UM5Ve3 ). About an hour after their

NY to legalize medical marijuana ALBANY - Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders have agreed to legalize marijuana for medical use in New York under strict restrictions. The system wouldn’t allow smoking of marijuana and would restrict use to certain serious diseases and syndromes. Physicians and patients would face criminal penalties for abuse of the system.

The meeting agenda made no specific mention of reparations, but the resolution was read aloud by John Wiley Price, who introduced the measure and is the commission's only black member. The vote is nonbinding, so no reparations — through payments or other means — will be made. Price said he wrote the resolution after reading an article making the case for reparations. He noted that American Indians and Japanese-Americans are among the groups that have received compensation for past mistreatment. "We are the only people who haven't been compensated," Price said. Other commissioners didn't debate the merits of reparations, and instead expressed frustration at not seeing the resolution before the vote. "I am leaving my vote the way it is," County Judge Clay Jenkins said. "This is the body's expression of support for unity towards people, a recognition of Juneteenth." He later added, "I want to encourage staff to make sure that all of the commissioners have the opportunity to actually read what they are voting on before that vote in the future." Health Department. “I have the full authority to do it,” Cuomo said under the bill he negotiated with lawmakers. The measure was almost two decades in the making for Assembly Health Committee Chairman Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan), but he received a big boost this year. Twenty states already provide medical marijuana and statewide polls this election year have shown broad support. But the another key was the frequent protests and personal stories told by people, many in wheelchairs and many of them children, suffering pain and chronic seizures that could be eased by marijuana.

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One teenage girl in Smithfield, North LARRY MONTGOMERY, SR. Carolina, was angry for being punished — and PUBLISHER AND CHIEF as a result decided to involve the local police. Sixteen-year-old Jasmyne Keyonia Davis COMMUNITY JOURNAL, INC. called cops to her home Tuesday after having a fit over her mother confiscating her cell phone and grounding her, reports ABC News. However, upon their arrival, officers charged Davis for misusing the 911 call system. Police later took her to the Johnston County Jail, where she is currently under a $2,500 bond. Davis’ court date is set for Aug. 28. COMMUNITY JOURNAL COMMENTARY Unfortunately this kind of youthful arrogance is prevalent in our culture. This unabated sense of entitlement and the lateness of the parents decision to deal with it has not only cost the parents an additional $2,500, and legal fees to be determined but now the teen has a record that will certainly follow her to her college years. Holding children accountable and responsible is not an option because if you don’t someone else will. God Bless

THE 13TH ANNUAL SMART GROWTH AWARDS Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby (left) recently greets Vision Long Island Director Eric Alexander at the 13th Annual Vision Long Island Smart Growth Awards held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Vision Long Island showcased real people and projects that represent the transformation of our downtowns and investment in our region’s infrastructure. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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OP-ED FROM THE DESK OF DON DURANT Both Ends Against The Middle… I was on my way to write a thought on the Questionable School Board Election. I was in a quandary as to why so much emphasis on the election and none at all on the progress of the student body in the vast Hempstead School District. Driving past Hempstead High School, the students were gathered in an orderly protest, with signs, banners, cheerleaders, and peaceful students on both sides of the street, outside the school. A young man, a junior, Malik Spleen had put together this student protest and I was quite proud of him, and his fellow students, male and female, who only sought cars passing by to show support by blowing their horns. The Kids in large numbers were protesting outside the school, regarding grades that they did not receive, and would prevent them from graduating...I went over to speak with them on the sidewalk. The Question raised was: “Do You Really Know What’s Going On In Our School? Registered voters in our school districts and public schools are asked to vote in this 2014-2015 budget and Board election. In considering all the fiscal constraints, and disadvantages, it is imperative that a budget be passed. Our students need it as well as our teachers and administrators. As a resident it is essential that your input be considered in every budget request. No building closures, full day kindergarten, and a careful consideration of Common Core Learning Standards and testing. The budget should maintain the academic programs at every level, and include Foreign Language requirements in grades 4-6. Capital improvements The battle is now between Hillary and Elizabeth Warren. Both very strong competitors who are capable and able to challenge any comers. The GOP is reaching for straws when they solicit Mitt Romney, and Ted Cruz to be considered as valid presidential candidates. The challenge is not which GOP challenger goes up against my choice Hillary, rather it is how much confusion they can create in the Democratic battleground. President Obama has endured a test case of how the GOP operates to defeat the victor. Our President has endured far more than was even contemplated against Dubya. It seems that uniformity should be the key, and the continuity of power should be uniformly handled from President to President. Dubya, was able to secure the involvement of the U.S. in two wars, even after he dropped the ball, on 9/11. This awful event took place even after it was made known to the President that it was a possibility. Two wars and Four Trillion dollars later, still Dubya has no price to pay, and no questions required to be answered. An American Embassy built in a war zone, larger than six football fields. Wars still in operation at the end of a term and no responsibility to bring about closure; and no price to pay for failure. No Select Committees, to examine missed opportunities and no conNASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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must be included and should provide funding for moving our students out of temporary teaching facilities and into well built established buildings. The budget should include, at the very least: a program that identifies and supports students at risk of falling behind at the earliest age, which would include funding for technology updates, and curriculum coordinator slots. Mr. Stroughn cannot vouch for graduation because h has been shut out of the process and responsibility for students scores. Parents are likewise shutout, with no word on which seniors, even this year will be graduating. Missing grades for more than 2000 students from report cards all the way from the first and second marking periods. There is a definite threat that even this years graduation may not happen. College entrance is delayed for al of our seniors, based on missing transcripts from the high school. The line of separation between the Principal, Mr. Stroughn, and the superintendent, is stretched, that they are unable to meet to discuss certain issues. I am most proud to see our youth standing up, for right, and not violently challenging. The Hempstead School District, per pupil operating cost is $31,000 per student, compared to other communities in a close vicinity: Rockville Centre - $19,563, North Shore $21,833, and Garden City - $18,013. The per student cost helps a district to maintain a tradition of educational excellence, in preparing students for college entrance. In Hempstead the cost for Administration staff, which includes The Board of Education, Central Administration, Business Office and Benefits etc. $18 million, Capital / Plant Operations: $22 Million, and for the program including Legal, Teaching, Transportation Services ($9 million), Employee Benefits ($30 million) for a total $138 Million – Total budget equaling $179 million dollars. sideration of trials or imprisonment for mishandling and misjudgments. Elizabeth Warren is a highly qualified Harvard Professor, with an eye toward positive economic advancement. She is not moved by the economic downturn in the country or the world, and has an eye on Wall Street disasters which can be adjudicated. She was appointed to a key position by President Obama, and was roundly rejected by the GOP Congress. Little did they know that she was not a quitter and came back as a victorious candidate for the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts. As a Presidential Candidate, however, she would be up against similar pitfalls as our President Obama, with the Congress working against her every effort. She would have to take the time to get to know the power players and would have to fight to implement her plans and strategies for and against Wall Street and the money interests. Hillary on the other hand, would be well received based on her years of direct experience. She was on the Watergate Senate Committee, as a young attorney. She was highly instrumental behind the scenes in the successful Gubernatorial campaigns of Bill Clinton in

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GOOSBY HONORED AT 40TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP GALA: Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby (2nd right) was pleased to be counted among the Honorees at the 100 Black Men of Long Island’s 40th Annual Scholarship Gala Celebrating “Education, Mentoring & Leadership” held at Chateau Briand in Carle Place. Councilwoman Goosby also presented a Certificate of Recognition to each of this year’s Honorees and congratulated the Board of Directors and President Amun Handa. A special congratulations went to each of the four students receiving scholarships: Kwasi Enin (Yale), Bedel Saget Jr. (Yale), Khalik Watts (Virgina Union) and Tyler Gregory (SUNY Farmingdale). Pictured with Councilwoman Goosby are Cassandra Goosby, Alcina Goosby, and 100 Black Men of Long Island President Amun Raheem Handa. UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY”: Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby (right) presented an official Town of Hempstead Certificate of Recognition to Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce President John Boyd Sr. and greeted neighbors who came to enjoy the festivities at The Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce’s “Unity in the Community” festival at Parking Field R1 on Nassau Road in Roosevelt.

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ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND CEREMONY: Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby (front row, 2nd left) presented official Town of Hempstead Certificates of Recognition to all Veterans from Roosevelt at the American Legion Joe Murphy Post 1957’s Annual Roosevelt Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. The Councilwoman congratulated Post Commander Richard P. Warren and members of Post 1957. Pictured are American Legion Joe Murphy Post 1957 member Andrew Jackson, Brig. General George A. Jones of Roosevelt, Councilwoman Goosby, Post Commander Richard Warren, Grand Marshall Crosby Inman, John Carlisle of Roosevelt, James Nance, Charlie Robbins of Roosevelt, Vincent Long of Hempstead, Anthony J. Thomas of Roosevelt, and James Hodges of Freeport.

Jack Fiorvanti and Carol Kengatt Wed Jack Fiorvanti and Carol Kenngatt ,of Levittown, were married Saturday, June 14th at the Levittown Baptist Church. Following the ceremony there was a fabulous reception at the Stuart Thomas Manor in Farmingdale. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby congratulated the happy couple and wished them a long, happy, healthy married life. Mr. Fiorvanti is a long time employee with Public Safety at the Town of Hempstead.

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Study: Eviction Rates for Black Women on Par With Incarcerations for Black Men A MacArthur Foundation study shows that black women in low-income neighborhoods are more likely to be evicted from their homes. By: Erin C.J. Robertson A MacArthur Foundation “How Housing Matters” study reveals that while black men face alarmingly high incarceration rates, black women are disproportionately evicted from their homes. According to the study, in any given year, approximately 16,000 adults and children are evicted in Milwaukee from approximately, 6,000 housing units—that equates to 16 households evicted every day. These startling statistics only account for courtordered evictions and do not even touch on coercive tactics like paying unwanted tenants to vacate, housing condemnations or landlord foreclosures.

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landlords to face state scrutiny for issues such as lead poisoning or be reported by child protective services if the home poses a health code violation. Also, women often underreport unsafe or unsanitary living conditions in deteriorated housing, especially when shared with an abusive partner who may not be on the lease. One factor that is significant and rarely discussed is gender power dynamics between mostly male landlords and female tenants. The fieldwork illustrates women typically adopt a nonconfrontational and less proactive approach with their landlords when struggling to pay their rent—a tactic that often backfires. For example, the study points to Larraine, who “ducked and dodged” her landlord after receiving an eviction notice. She explained to the researcher, “I couldn’t deal with it. I was terrified by it, just terrified.” The study’s research showed that men tend to approach their landlords directly when they fall behind on their rent payments. Sometimes that encounter may dissolve into a shouting match; other times, it may involve the male tenant offering to do some maintenance work to cover his debts. Either way, men benefit more from their assertiveness.

The brief was based on a recent study in Wisconsin, which followed 11 families through a string of evictions, analyzed 29,960 eviction records in Milwaukee County between 2003 and 2007 and conducted 251 on-site surveys at Milwaukee’s eviction court in January and February 2011. It offers a deep analysis of how evictions sets in motion a chain reaction that exasperates the well-being of already struggling, poor families.

According to the study, for many low-income b l a c k women, a single eviction can leave an ind e l i b l e mark with a lasting effect. Many landlords will refuse to rent to someone who has been previously evicted, and an eviction can bar a person from qualifying for affordablehousing programs. In addition to being a loss of a home, an eviction often is accompanied by a loss of possessions, leading to an endless cycle of bouncing from one problematic living situation to another.

Of the eviction-court survey population, which was 74 percent black, the majority paid 50 percent of their incomes for rent, with one-third using 80 percent of their incomes for rent, according to the study.

Currently, even though many people are one paycheck short of being ousted from their home, only one in four households that qualify for housing assistance actually receives it, the study explains.

The study shows those who are cast out from their homes are disproportionately women from black and Hispanic neighborhoods.

The study points to policy measures, including stopgap measures that designate emergency funds for financially struggling families, which can prevent them from winding up in an eviction court in the first place, and more importantly, making affordable housing more widely available, as keys to reeling in this rampant problem.

Why are these women more likely to be evicted? The study explains that there are a number of factors at play, including lower wages, living paycheck to paycheck and primary childrearing responsibilities. Beyond the added cost of larger rental units, children can cause NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

In low-income, inner-city neighborhoods, mirror processes are fueling a system steeped in economic inequality: eviction and conviction, the study reveals.

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From the Desk of Mayor Hall The New York Metropolitan Area offers amenities and opportunities unlike any other place in the world. Unfortunately, an abundance of affordable housing is not among them. It’s a well-known fact among native New Yorkers and the thousands of interlopers who move to the region every year: finding a place to live in New York is exceedingly expensive. When residents are forced to pay high rents, it can make it difficult for them — if not impossible — to formulate and adhere to a proper budget. Because of this reality, it is incumbent upon local elected officials in the five boroughs and surrounding counties to push for legislation that provides affordable housing to all residents. Recently, a new affordable housing unit has become available in the Village of Hempstead, and I wanted to use this column as an opportunity to let you know about it. The building is called the Linden Knolls Apartments, and the waiting list for applicants is being made. Located at 261 South Franklin Street in Hempstead, the Linden Knolls Apartments is a five-story building that will feature 99 affordable apartment units. Rents will range from $1100 to $1600 per month for one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom apartments, and will be determined by annual income. The maximum annual income for a single-person household will be $44,160; a two-member household is $50,460; a three-member household is $56,760; a fourmember household is $63,060; a five-member household is $68,160; and a six-member household is $73,200. To be eligible for occupancy, all prospective tenant incomes must be verified and certified by onsite housing staff. For an application, please visit www.lindenknolls.us or call (800) 240-6388. You will be asked to provide you name, address and telephone number; at which point, an application will be mailed to you. Only one application will be permitted per household. Over the years, my administration and the people of Hempstead Village have worked together to transform our community. Programs such as our VillageLine service and multitude of activities at the revamped Kennedy Park, along with anti-violence measures such as our shot-spotter sensors, NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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have made the Village a more desirable place to live. People are moving here at an increased rate, and the importance of providing affordable housing has risen dramatically. The Linden Knolls Apartments, while a promising and essential start, does not mean we are done searching for and building inexpensive places for people to live. Through landmark legislation, such as the Downtown Revitalization Plan, we will continually plan and initiate affordable housing properties. This is the only way we can ensure that everyone who wants to live in the Village of Hempstead, can afford to live in the Village of Hempstead. To learn more about what is going on in the Village of Hempstead, including information about local organizations that serve youth and families, visit www.villageofhempstead.org. If you have a complaint or concern, you can contact our VillageLine by calling 516478-6333 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., submit your complaint online through the Village website, or download the VillageLine app on your Android or iPhone and text your concern. I am committed to serving you and to working to resolve any concerns you may have about our Village in as quickly and effectively a manner as possible. Sincerely,

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Arkansas, and an impactful First Lady in Arkansas, and in Washington, D.C. A successful attorney in Arkansas, and a U.S. Senator for eight years. Only the GOP would challenge her assignment and successes as Secretary of State, and we all know how successful she would be as President. The key is to not undermine the level of Democratic support she would have in Congress, and Senator Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Barbara Lee, and others, would be an ideal source of support for the strategies, plans and programs put forth by the Hillary Clinton Administration. How many times can a man be criticized and chastised, and berated for no action that is identifiable. Our President has captured the potential leader of the attackers on the Benghazi Compound. The GOP Conservatives are now changing their story in unison, claiming that this capture was orchestrated by the Administration to take the heat off the Benghazi investigation. The Congress states that they are the oversight body, so why is it in the course of Oversight, they were only able to investigate twelve times the Administration, but at no times the perpetrators of the crime. Many in Congress, and the Talking heads on television are saying that this capture was a scheme, to take the heat off Benghazi. The captured Terrorists stated under questioning, that it was indeed the Video depiction of Allah that set the Libyan’s anger in flame.

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Will African-Americans benefit from the emerging marijuana industry? The historic shift in marijuana policy happening around the United States and the world begs a couple of questions concerning African-Americans. First, will this change in policy benefit or somehow hurt our community? Second, is no longer having the underground marijuana economy that has, like it or not, been a supplemental source for income for our young adults and the unemployed or underemployed good in the long run? The drug war is more effective at continuing the disenfranchisement of the poor and people of color than it is at preventing drug use, and we argue about whether this was the intended goal in the first place: to reinforce racism. The results have been undeniably tragic for the AfricanAmerican community no matter the intent. Thanks to Michelle Alexander and her book The New Jim Crow, it is common knowledge that drug law enforcement has taken a disproportionate toll on poor communities of color. No community has borne the brunt of the drug war as much as African-Americans. This is true despite overwhelming data (and common sense) revealing that we don’t use or sell drugs at higher rates than white people. The drug war fuels mass incarceration, and marijuana prohibition has fueled the drug war. Nearly half of all arrests nationally involve minor marijuana possession. I knew legalizing marijuana would change the game as currently played. I was not naïve enough to think ending marijuana prohibition or even the drug war as a whole was a panacea to various root causes that create challenges for African-Americans.

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With the dramatic move towards legalization, AfricanAmericans should ensure we are not locked out of the emerging industry. It is unjust for the group that bore the brunt of marijuana enforcement for decades to benefit by no longer getting arrested but to lack access to the economic gains of the marijuana industry. Unfortunately, the collateral consequences of drug charges could prevent many of us from engaging in the legal market due to strict licensing requirements that prevent drug offenders or felons from taking part. The drug war was fought in our communities, and many of us carry scars that hamper our ability to gain access. Meanwhile, the already rich will just get richer, and the existing harm to our communities will continue. We urge black entrepreneurs to research and consider the emerging marijuana industry. Drug Policy Alliance is committed to starting this conversation with entrepreneurs along with racial and economic justice advocates across the country. Michelle Alexander joined us recently for a teleconference and spoke to this very issue: “I think we have to be willing, as we’re talking about legalization, to also start talking about reparations for the war on drugs, how to repair the harm caused.” It’s time we take these questions on directly with those who craft policy, business leaders, criminal justice reformers, and the emerging marijuana industry.

However, I knew this was an opportunity to discuss the racist enforcement of marijuana prohibition, the drug war as a whole, and the negative impact on our communities. Collateral consequences of even a minor marijuana arrest are barriers to employment, housing, and education for a community that already faces an uphill battle when it comes to opportunity.

A good starting point would be staging a symposium on the opportunities the marijuana industry provides for African-Americans. Black entrepreneurs and those interested in the continued development of economically distressed communities should not be caught playing catch up on an issue that has had a disproportional and negative impact on black communities.

Colorado and Washington are in the process of replacing the illicit marijuana market with a legal one. By the end of the year, these states will likely not be alone. These states will no longer spend millions to criminalize thousands but will spend millions from recreational marijuana tax revenues to better address the needs of their citizens.

Isn’t now the time to stake our claim in this emerging, multimillion dollar industry? At the very least, we need to ensure that those who want to explore the potential of this new market have access to the opportunity and the knowhow required to move forward Art Way, Senior Policy Manager, Colorado, of the Drug Policy Alliance

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Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.'s Month Business Meeting and Business Card Exchange set to feature Jeff Goldberg of Jeff Goldberg & Associates Long Island, NY - April 9, 2014 - The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.’s Monthly Meeting and Business Card Exchange will be held on June 30, 2014 at the Old Country Buffet located at 3023 Hempstead, Turnpike Levittown, New York 11756. The Business Meeting and Business Card Exchange will be promptly at 6:00 p.m. and end 8:00 p.m. The special guest speaker will be Jeff Goldberg of Jeff Goldberg and Associates, Topic: “Painless Prospecting & Conversational Selling Skills” – Business Growth Strategist/Partner – The Entrepreneur Center Jeff Goldberg & Associates Sales Improvement You can Measure and Sustain Co-Author - #1 Amazon Bestseller – “Leverage Your Laziness” “The establishment of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. will provide significant opportunities for Corporations and Community based organizations to impact the region in a significant manner improving the lives of the citizens it serves in the local market it was designed to serve.” Phil Andrews, President, Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce (LIAACC) serves Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Kings Counties. A Chamber of Commerce is one of the most well known and recognizable organizations in the country chartered to stimulate business in local and regional areas where they are designated to serve. The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.’s monthly Business Card Exchange and Breakfast Series is designed to help facilitate trade and foster business growth through a variety of channels such as networking events, informational sessions, access to capital, and technical assistance. About Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (LIAACC) “The Mission of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., is to advance and promote economic development for business, and to advance responsive government and quality education on the behalf of all small businesses, with emphasis on African Ancestry, while preserving the Long Island community”. Long Island means the New York State counties on Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Kings. A Chamber of Commerce is one of the most well known and recognizable organizations in the country chartered to stimulate business in local and regional areas where they are designated to serve. Visit us on facebook @https:// w w w . f a c e b o o k . c o m / LongIslandAfricanAmericanChamber? ref_type=bookmark For Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities or membership inquires email us @ info@liaacc.com To register for the upcoming Business Meeting and Business Card Exchange visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/long-islandafrican-american-chamber-of-commerce-incmonthly-business-meeting-june-30-2014tickets-11965532229

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ASK LISA-ANNE Does your child’s learning disability cause you to neglect your other children? Q. My son has ADHD and his behaviors, social and academic needs take up most of my time. It really limits the time I have with my other children who are accusing me of not caring about them and spoiling my son. How do I find time for all of my children? I have three. A. Having a child with a disability is very time consuming and stressful especially if the symptoms are severe. It is difficult to hear that your child has a learning disability and it takes a lot of adjustment to come to terms with it and create a plan of action. Parents often forget about their other children’s needs. However, it is very important to include siblings in decision making and planning because they have to adjust to the idea, too. They must also cope with your son’s behaviors. Children with ADHD often take charge of everything, have a difficult time waiting for their turn and sharing, and find it challenging to respect other’s possessions. This can create a lot of conflict in the family. If parents aren’t mindful of this and ignore the siblings’ complaints, it can create an atmosphere of resentment for the disabled child and anger at parents. All of the children will suffer emotionally. Parents must listen to their children and take the time to discuss what the disability is, what limitations it places on the child, what the child can do alone and what he/she can’t and how they can help. Many parents overcompensate for the child’s disability because they feel guilty or sorry for the child. This too is a mistake. Children with ADHD require discipline/rules just like any other child. Here are some tips to do to ensure cohesiveness in the home: 1. Make ‘dates’ with each child so that all get time with you alone! 2. Don’t make excuses to the siblings for the child’s behaviors! 3. Don’t insist the siblings always give the child his/her way just so you can have peace. 4. Don’t make siblings responsible for watching or taking care of the child often or for extended periods of time. 5. Be open and honest. 6. Use respite care and other supportive services. 7. Accept the disability!

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8. Let siblings settle their own differences when possible. 9. Welcome other children and friends into the home. 10. Praise all siblings. 11. Recognize that they are the most important, most powerful teachers of their children. 12. Listen to siblings. 13. Involve all siblings in family events and decisions. 14. Require the disabled child to do as much for himself or herself as possible. 15. Recognize each child's unique qualities and family contribution. 16. Recognize special stress times for siblings and plan to minimize negative effects. 17. Use professionals when indicated to help siblings. 18.

Teach siblings to interact.

19. Provide opportunities for a normal family life and normal family activities. 20. Join sibling-related organizations. 21. Decipher what is normal sibling rivalry and what is becoming a problem 22. Solicit professional help when needed. 23. Get support from family and school personnel like the psychologist and social worker! It is exhausting work but it will pay off in the long run. Your son’s ADHD symptoms will improve as he gets older and learning to get along with his siblings will assist him in getting along with others. Good luck! Some info gathered from the www.LDOnline.com website. Lisa-Anne Ray-Byers is a licensed and certified speechlanguage pathologist who has worked in education for over two decades. She holds graduate degrees in speechlanguage pathology and multicultural education. She also holds certification in educational administration. She is the author of the books, They Say I Have ADHD, I Say Life Sucks! Thought From Nicholas, They S S Say I'm a St St Stutterer, But I S S Say Nothing! Meet Kelly, The Tail of a Black Panther and co-author of 365 Ways to Succeed With ADHD and 365+1 Ways to Succeed With ADHD available at www.Amazon.com.. She is the Education Editor of the Community Journal newspaper in Long Island, NY and a member of the National Education Writers Association. You may contact her at speechlrb@yahoo.com or by visiting her website at www.AskLisaAnne.com.

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Freeport High School National Honor Society Officer Induction The Freeport High School National Honor Society inducted its newest officers as it bid farewell to its graduating seniors during a recent ceremony at Freeport High School. The participating students were recognized for their high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, community service and character. “These young men and women reflect the best that Freeport High School has to offer,� said National Honor Society adviser Eileen Shultis in her welcoming remarks. The 83 graduating members of the elite group received a gold honor cord. The outgoing National Honor Society president Karolynn Ellis, who is also the 2014 valedictorian, conducted a candle lighting ceremony punctuated by descriptions of the character traits valued for membership eligibility. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham congratulated the graduates, and the new inductees and their families as he swore in the new National Honor Society president Mohdshobair Hussaini, vice president Joel Abreu, and officers Shanel Francis, Stephanie Rodriguez, Samara Bierria-Anderson and Malikia Hamilton.

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Valedictorian Plans to Bring Freeport Message of Achievement to College As graduation day approaches, Karolynn Ellis is prepared for her role in the culminating ceremony as Freeport High School’s Class of 2014 valedictorian. No stranger to success and accolades Ellis, and salutatorian Javier Otero, have spent the last 13 years pushing themselves to be the best, and in the process, achieving their goals at the highest levels.

tivities read just as strong with Freeport Softball Little League, PAL travel soccer team, Stony Brook Science and Research Awareness Series, and the National Young Leadership Conference Program in Washington, D.C., topping the list. Ellis has lent her abundant talent, skill and time to Peer Leaders, Peer Tutors, 21st Century and Future Problem Solvers. Additionally, she has participated in NYSSMA, Autism Walks, caroling for seniors and has prepared food for the homeless. Her lifelong interest in caring for animals led her to consider a career in veterinary medicine. Her plan is to improve the everyday care of animals by researching and developing more inexpensive ways to help keep animals healthy and curing their diseases. She will be studying veterinary medicine at Cornell University this coming fall.

Ellis brings with her a grade point average of 104.54 that includes exemplary work in 14 honors and 11 Advanced Placement courses. She will graduate with an Advanced Designation Diploma with Mastery in Science and Math. Her leadership in extracurricular activities includes president of the National Honor Society, treasurer of student government, captain of the girls soccer team, captain of the bowling team, secretary for the Class of 2014 in ninth and 10th grades, and section leader of Select Chorale. Her outside acNASSAU COUNTY EDITION

Salutatorian Javier Otero has earned a weighted grade point average of 102.929. He has completed seven Advanced Placement courses as an AP Scholar with Honors. Otero credits his AP courses with preparing him to major in engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this coming fall. He was inducted into both the National Honor Society and the New York State Science Honor Society and received the University of Rochester Bausch and Lamb Honorary Science Award in 11th grade. He participated in the New York Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programs at Stony Brook University and was involved in many school activities including Future Problem Solvers, Mathletes and the Chess Club.

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Freeport High School Senior Lance Berguin Graduates from Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts Lance Berguin, a Freeport High School senior, graduated from Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) on June 11. Next year, Lance, who studied dance at LIHSA, will attend LIU Brooklyn from which he received a $22,000 scholarship. In addition, Lance was awarded a Certificate of Recognition, which is presented to students who have made consistent progress in all of their coursework at the school, and a Certificate of Appreciation, which is presented to students who have given their time, energy, talent and enthusiasm in order to help their fellow classmates and teachers make LIHSA the wonderful place it is each day. Lance was also the recipient of the LIHSA T.E.D.D.Y. Scholarship. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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for the Arts (LIHSA) on June 11. Next year, Cindy, who studied theater at LIHSA, will attend Dean College from which she received a $47,600 scholarship.

Four Uniondale High School Seniors Graduate from Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts Cindy Bien-Aime, a Uniondale High School senior, graduated from Nassau BOCES Long Island High School NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

Malik Jackson-James, a Uniondale High School senior, graduated from Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) on June 11. Next year, Malik, who studied dance at LIHSA, will attend LIU Post. Ngozi Ofili, a Uniondale High School senior, graduated from Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) on June 11. Next year, Ngozi, who studied theater at LIHSA, will attend Dean College from which she received a $62,000 scholarship. Shannon Marie Williams, a Uniondale High School senior, graduated from Nassau BOCES Long Island High

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School for the Arts (LIHSA) on June 11. Next year, Shannon, who studied music at LIHSA, will attend Hofstra University from which she received a $44,000 scholarship. In addition, Shannon was awarded the President's Award for Outstanding Student Achievement, which is presented to students who have maintained an average of 90 and have been on the Principal's Honor Roll for each quarter of the school year, and a Certificate of Appreciation, which is presented to students who have given their time, energy, talent and enthusiasm in order to help their fellow classmates and teachers make LIHSA the wonderful place it is each day. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Tylenol Future Care Scholarship Tylenol Future Care Scholarship The Tylenol Future Care Scholarship program is for students pursuing a healthcare degree who need financial assistance in paying for their education. Annually, the makers of Tylenol award $250,000 in scholarships to students based on leadership qualities and performance. All students pursuing any career in health or healthcare (nursing, medical doctor, psychiatrist, etc) are encouraged to apply. The application process involves writing two 500 word essays, submitting a resume, and completing an online application. At the end of the application period, only 40 winning students will be granted scholarships. Winners are normally selected by the end of July, and the scholarship funds are delivered by the end of August of each year. Over the years, Tylenol has awarded more than $9 million in scholarships to students pursuing an education in healthcare. The deadline for this scholarship is usually in JUNE, and the award amount is usually $5,000 - $10,000. For more details, visit http://scholarship.tylenol.com or www.facebook.com/tylenolscholarship NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Legislator Abrahams Seeks Businesses, Employers & Franchisors for 2014 Job/Career Fair We are seeking businesses, industries, franchises who are interested in hiring qualified employees for their companies The fair, hosted by the lawmaker, provides tremendous opportunities for employers as well as potential employees (GARDEN CITY, NY) – Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D-Freeport), in conjunction with Town NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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of Hempstead’s Department of Occupational Resources, are once again hosting the 2014 Job/Career Fair, including a Veteran’s Job & Resource Fair, at Nassau Community College – CCB Multipurpose Room on Monday, June 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Together, they are offering local businesses or franchises a better chance to target prospective employees, including our veterans. Registration is FREE! It’s not too early to sign-up for this event and reserve your company’s spot. Space is limited, but still available for interested businesses, industries, vendors or franchises to join. It allows employers to survey a large number of job applicants quickly and inexpensively, without months of interviewing. This event gives employers, schools and franchise recruiters a chance to meet with prospective job seekers.

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When AMERICA runs out of VICTIMS like these who do you think MURDERERS like those will come after next? Let JUSTICE prevail... NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Businesses and franchises who sign up will be able to interview and accept résumés from interested attendees immediately, and in person. All participating employers will be provided with a table and two chairs, and ample parking on premise is available. Vendors are highly encouraged to attend this event. Please note that venue space is limited and a selection process will determine your status. The job fair is free to all who participate, and is a tremendous opportunity for employers, as well as potential employees. Additional features of the job fair include chances for job-seekers to speak with a variety of different business owners and representatives in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere, and opportunities to gain terrific experience in the interviewing process. There is also a Veteran’s Job Fair & Resource Service Support component for any business looking to hire vets. All attendees are encouraged to bring their résumés. To sign-up and obtain early registration forms, or request more information, please contact Legislator Abrahams’ office at 516-571-6201 or e-mail kabrahams@nassaucountyny.gov. Sponsorships are always welcomed. Please call Legislator Abrahams’ office if you would like to help sponsor this or future events, and the level. Note: It is at our discretion that we must limit the number of employment possibilities that are duplicates in some areas. This will allow for a more wide-range of employment and occupation opportunities. WHEN: Wednesday, June 23rd from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (set up is 8:30 a.m. Thursday) WHERE: Nassau Community College – CCB Building, Multipurpose Room One Education Drive Garden City, NY 11530 Directions: http://www.ncc.edu/ campusservices/parkingandsafety/mapanddirections.shtml

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East Meadow Man Gets 25 to Life in Hempstead Murder Herber Guzman, 42, shot stranger in the stomach with a shotgun MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that an East Meadow man has been sentenced to prison for the fatal shooting of a stranger on a Hempstead street in 2012. Herber Guzman, 42, of East Meadow, was sentenced today by Nassau County Court Judge William Donnino to 25 years to life in prison. Guzman was also sentenced to time served for possession of crack cocaine. He was found guilty by a Nassau County jury in October 2013 of Murder in the 2nd Degree (an A felony) and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree (an A misdemeanor). “This sentence ensures that this defendant will not pose a threat to the community for a very long time, and that he will be held accountable for the senseless killing of his victim,” DA Rice said. “I would like to thank the Nassau County and Hempstead Police Departments for their efforts in getting this dangerous man off of our streets.” DA Rice said that at approximately 4:30 a.m. on April 26, 2012, Guzman was in his white Kia Sportage on Marvin Street in Hempstead when he fired a shotgun into the abdomen of 46-year-old Stanley Cater. During the course of the investigation, Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) homicide detectives were able to identify the vehicle and Guzman as its owner, and notified police officers in the area to be on the lookout for it. Guzman was arrested six days later when he was stopped for a routine traffic violation by Hempstead Police Department officers. Officers found a small bag of crack cocaine in the vehicle and brought Guzman to police headquarters where he was ultimately arrested for Cater’s murder by NCPD detectives. After the three-week trial, the jury rejected the defense’s claims that Guzman was not the shooter. Assistant District Attorney Martin Meaney of DA Rice’s Major Offense Bureau is prosecuting the case. Guzman is represented by Martin Geduldig, Esq.

Domestic violence is a crime. Those suffering are often afraid to report it to the police. The Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence places trained advocates in all seven Suffolk County Police Precincts to help those in need. For more information please call 631-666-8833 or visit us at www.sccadv.org NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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What?!? Private prisons suing states for millions if they don’t stay full The prison-industrial complex is so out of control that private prisons have the sheer audacity to order states to keep beds full or face their wrath with stiff financial penalties, according to reports. Private prisons in some states have language in their contracts that state if they fall below a certain percentage of capacity that the states must pay the private prisons millions of dollars, lest they face a lawsuit for millions more.

And guess what? The private prisons, which are holding cash-starved states hostage, are getting away with it, says advocacy group, In the Public Interest. In the Public Interest has reviewed more than 60 contracts between private prison companies and state and local governments across the country, and found language mentioning “quotas” for prisoners in nearly two-thirds of those contracts reviewed. Those quotas can range from a mandatory occupancy of, for example, 70 percent occupancy in California to up to 100 percent in some prisons in Arizona. It is very interesting and telling that so few major national news organization are willing to report on the monstrous, ravenous and criminal system that is devouring hundreds of thousands of black and brown boys. Even those who do not subscribe to conspiracy theories have looked askance at this shocking report.

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48 states to operate their prisons on 20-year contracts, according to In the Public Interest. What makes these deals so odious and unscrupulous? Take a look: 1) The offer included a demand that those prisons remain 90 percent full for the duration of the operating agreement. You know what that means: if there are not enough prisoners then there will be an unspoken push for police to arrest more people and to have the courts send more to prison for petty, frivolous and nonviolent crimes. There will also be a “nudge” for judges to hand down longer or maximum sentences to satisfy this “quota.” 2) Private prison companies have also backed measures such as “three-strike” laws to maintain high prison occu-

pancy. 3) When the crime rate drops so low that the occupancy requirements can’t be met, taxpayers are left footing the bill for unused facilities. The report found that 41 of 62 contracts reviewed contained occupancy requirements, with the highest occupancy rates found in Arizona, Oklahoma and Virginia. In Colorado, Democratic Gov. John Hinklooper agreed to close down five state-run prisons and instead send inmates to CCA’s three corrections facilities. That cost taxpayers at least $2 million to maintain the unused facilities. It is getting more difficult to rationalize the societal cost of keeping prisons full just to satisfy private investors who treat prisoners as commodity and cattle .

Welcome to the greatest manifestation of modern-day slavery, ladies and gentlemen. One of those private prisons, The Corrections Corporation of America, made an offer last year to the governors of NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Queens Man Gets 55 Years for Valley Stream Home Invasion Levy Robinson, 46, was found guilty by Nassau jury for terrorizing family during violent 2012 robbery MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of a Queens man who was convicted by a Nassau County jury for tying up and robbing members of a Valley Stream family – including four children aged 3, 5, 9, and 11. Levy Robinson, 46, of Jamaica, was sentenced by Nassau County Court Judge David Sullivan to 55 years in prison and five years post-release supervision. Robinson was found guilty in March 2014 by a jury of four counts of Robbery in the 1st Degree (a B violent felony), two counts Robbery in the 2nd Degree (a C violent felony), three counts of Burglary in the 1st Degree (a B violent felony), one count of Assault in the 2nd Degree (a D violent felony), four counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree (a C violent felony), one count of Resisting Arrest (an A misdemeanor), six counts of Unlawful Imprisonment in the 2nd Degree (an A misdemeanor), and four counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (an A misdemeanor). “The brutality of this defendant’s crimes was matched by the bravery displayed by Officer Giron and his partners, who rescued the family targeted that night,” DA Rice said. “Thanks to the quick thinking of these officers, this defendant will not be able to terrorize our communities for a very long time.” DA Rice said that on the night of Jan. 16, 2012, two men -- later identified as Robinson and Timothy Capers,

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36, also of Jamaica – forced their way into a Valley Stream home at gunpoint. Six members of the family, which included four children ages 3, 5, 9 and 11, were later tied up and robbed by the men. Officer Juan Giron of the Nassau County Police Department responded to the scene after a family member called 911 after receiving a call from one of Nassau County District the hostages. Officer Giron Attorney Kathleen Rice entered the home and allowed the family to escape, after which a gun battle began. After backup officers arrived and searched the house, they found Capers with a gunshot wound to the head that was later determined by the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office to be selfinflicted. Robinson was found hiding in a back bedroom in the house and arrested by police at the scene. Officer Giron was awarded a medal of valor from the Police Department for his actions and has subsequently been promoted to detective. After an investigation, it was found that the robbery had been set up by Varinder Singh, 25, of North Valley Stream, who did not enter the house that night. Singh pleaded to two counts of Burglary in the 1st Degree, one count of Robbery in the 1st Degree, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree in March 2013. He was sentenced to seven years in prison in July 2013. After a three-week trial, the jury deliberated for a dayand-a-half before reaching their verdict in the case on March 24, 2014. Assistant District Attorneys Melissa Lewis, deputy chief of DA Rice’s District Court Bureau and formerly of the Major Offense Bureau, and Rachel Lasry are prosecuting the case. Robinson is represented by William Shanahan, Esq. Singh is represented by Robert Kelly, Esq.

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Fibromyalgia Mystery Finally Solved! Researchers Find Main Source of Pain in Blood Vessels Researchers have found the main source of pain in Fibromyalgia patients, and contrary to what many believe, it does not stem from the brain. The findings mark the end of a decades-old mystery about the disease, which many doctors believed was conjured in patients’ imaginations. The mystery of Fibromyalgia has left millions of sufferers searching for hope in pain medications. Up until recently, many physicians thought that the disease was “imaginary” or psychological, but scientists have now revealed that the main source of pain stems from a most unlikely place- excess blood vessels in the hand. The discovery may lead to new treatments and perhaps even a total cure in the future, bringing relief to as many as 5 million Americans thought to have the disease. To solve the Fibromyalgia mystery, researchers zeroed in on the skin from the hand of one patient who had a lack of the sensory nerve fibers, causing a reduced reaction to pain. They then took skin samples from the hands of Fibromyalgia patients and were surprised to find an extremely excessive amount of a particular type of nerve fiber called arteriole-venule (AV) shunts. Up until this point scientists had thought that these fibers were only responsible for regulating blood flow, and did not play any role in pain sensation, but now they’ve discovered that there is a direct link between these nerves and the widespread body pain that Fibromyalgia sufferers feel. The breakthrough also could solve the lingering question of why many sufferers have extremely painful hands as well as other “tender points” throughout the body, and why cold weather seems to aggravate the symptoms. In addition to feeling widespread deep tissue pain, many Fibromyalgia patients also suffer from debilitating fatigue. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Neuroscientist Dr. Frank L. Rice explained: “We previously thought that these nerve endings were only involved in regulating blood flow at a subconscious level, yet here we had evidences that the blood vessel endings could also contribute to our conscious sense of touch… and also pain,” Rice said. “This mismanaged blood flow could be the source of muscular pain and achiness, and the sense of fatigue which are thought to be due to a build-up of lactic acid and low levels of inflammation fibromyalgia patients. This, in turn, could contribute to the hyperactivity in the brain.” Current treatments for the disease have not brought complete relief to the millions of sufferers. Therapies include narcotic pain medicines; anti-seizure drugs, anti-

depressants and even simple advice such as “get more sleep and exercise regularly.” Now that the cause of Fibromyalgia has been pinpointed, patients are looking forward to an eventual cure. Other expressed frustration about how much they had suffered already: “When are they ever going to figure out that things are never “all in your head?” said one commenter. “Whenever something doesn’t fit in their tiny little understanding, they belittle the patient and tell them they are crazy. People have suffered through this since they were invented. Prescribing SSRIs for everything is not the answer any more than a lobotomy or hysterectomy was.” The announcement has the potential to unlock better future treatments and undoubtedly has patients all over the world rejoicing that the mystery of Fibromyalgia has finally been solved.

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STATEMENT FROM COMUNILIFE AND LIFE IS PRECIOUS

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In 2008, Comunilife created Life is Precious™ (LIP) to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate educational support, creative art therapy, and wellness activities to Latina teens, aged 12 to 17, who have contemplated or attempted suicide and their families. All participants come from lowincome families and most live in New York City’s poorest communities. LIP’s goal is to eliminate suicide by Latina adolescents by giving them tools

Calling for Immediate Action in the Wake of Startling Suicide Contemplation and Attempt Rate Increases in the Newly Released 2013 CDC Youth High Risk Behavior Survey (NEW YORK, NY) June 18, 2014 – Last week, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their 2013 Youth High Risk Behavior Survey, which revealed that nationally 26% of Latina teens contemplate suicide up 5% from 2011, sadly almost one out of every six attempts it. “The release of the 2013 CDC statistics is deeply heartbreaking,” Dr. Rosa Gil, President and CEO of Comunilife said. “In New York City Latina teens who seriously considered suicide rose 3% in just two years – as have attempts. In Queens alone, the number seriously considering and attempting suicide nearly doubled. In Brooklyn and Staten Island, nearly a quarter of the Latina teen population contemplates suicide and they’ve experienced a 5% growth in attempts over the last two years as well. “The numbers have never been more staggering and the time has never been more pertinent to act. Earlier this month our Life is Precious Program™ sought to shed light on this important issue through a Day of Action, during which we met with Latina teens in The Bronx. The vast majority of them said that either they themselves or a friend had contemplated suicide. Our girls need help, funding preventative programs will save an estimated $42 billion nationally and can be used to ensure those suffering in silence can survive, thrive and strive. Take a moment today to talk to a young Latina in your life and offer your support – together we can end the silence.” About Life is Precious™: NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

that build their confidence and provide the skills to succeed. About Comunilife: Founded in 1989, Comunilife’s mission is to improve the quality of life and create a healthier tomorrow, for New Yorkers with special needs in the Hispanic and broader communities, by providing culturally competent health and human services and a continuum of affordable and supportive housing”. Each year, Comunilife meets the needs of more than 3,000 low-income and vulnerable New Yorkers. Roughly 90% of our clients fall below the federal poverty line; 90% are African-American or Latino; 50% have Spanish as their primary (or sole) language. All struggle with profound challenges, including chronic homelessness; HIV/AIDS and other major medical issues; serious and persistent mental illness; and substance abuse. Our President/ CEO and Founder, Dr. Rosa Gil, is a nationally recognized expert in the development and delivery of culturally-competent behavioral health and human services. Dr Gil is the co-author of the Maria Paradox – the first authoritative book on self-esteem and Latina women; and is a speaker on the subjects of mental health, ethnicity, child welfare and gender.

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Planned Parenthood of Nassau County Offers Free HIV Testing on National HIV Testing Day Hempstead, NY—Marking National HIV Testing Day on June 27, Planned Parenthood of Nassau County (PPNC) will host free testing for HIV to encourage women, men, and teens to get tested. Free HIV testing will be available by appointment only on National HIV Testing Day at PPNC’s Hempstead health center at 540 Fulton Avenue. In addition, people can get free testing by coming to the Hempstead Bus Terminal from 10:00 to 3:00 p.m. During that time, PPNC, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Long Island Association for AIDS Care (LIAAC), will be providing HIV and STI testing on the Plan Van, which will be parked on West Columbia Street between the LIRR Hempstead Station and the bus terminal. For STI testing, please do not urinate 1-hour prior to testing. “HIV testing is now a routine health care service for everyone—not just for at-risk populations,” said JoAnn D. Smith, PPNC’s President & CEO. “National HIV Testing Day is a great reminder that early diagnosis and treatment saves lives and prevents new infections.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), today there are approximately 1.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S., and almost 1 in 6 (15.8%) are unaware of their infection. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly young black/African American MSM, are most seriously affected by HIV. By race, blacks/African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV. “HIV testing is for everyone and is now a recommended part of health care for anyone between the ages of 13 to 64. In fact the CDC recommends that everyone between those ages get tested at least once and that high risk individuals get tested more often” said PPNC’s Senior Vice President for Health Services, Nancy O’Keefe. By providing free testing on June 27, we are helping to ensure that cost is not a barrier.” To make an appointment for free HIV testing on June 27th, call 516.750.2500. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Sources: Derek Fisher, Knicks agree to deal Originally published: June 9, 2014 1:20 PM Updated: June 9, 2014 10:20 PM By AL IANNAZZONE al.iannazzone@newsday.com Phil Jackson got his man this time. Derek Fisher has agreed to be the Knicks coach, according to multiple league sources. He will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday morning at the team's practice facility. Fisher reached an agreement Monday on a deal that is reported to be for five years and $25 million. Jackson and Fisher will try to produce the same results with the Knicks that they enjoyed with the Lakers.

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one with whom he's worked before, someone he considers a forward thinker and a leader who knows everything about the triangle offense. Jackson also wanted to be a mentor to his first coach. Fisher spent nine seasons with Jackson and reached seven NBA Finals while running the triangle. Fisher had a great rapport and relationship with temperamental superstar Kobe Bryant and was a vocal leader on those teams. "He was a lead guard, and lead guards have a vision a lot of the time," Jackson said recently. "Derek is one of those lead guards that had a real good concept of the game and liked doing the skill work and the drill work that's necessary to hold guys to the premises of how to execute." As Fisher's career was winding down with Oklahoma City, Thunder stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook

Fisher was the point guard on five championship teams. The Knicks haven't won an NBA title since 1973 and have been past the first round of the playoffs only once in the last 14 years. It took more than seven weeks for Jackson to hire Mike Woodson's successor. Fisher, 39, was Jackson's second choice after Steve Kerr turned down the Knicks president and took the Golden State Warriors' vacancy. Jackson had to wait until the Oklahoma City Thunder's season was over before he could speak with Fisher, who finished his 18th and final NBA season May 30. Jackson spoke with Fisher last week for the first time, and they completed an agreement Monday afternoon.

and coach Scott Brooks spoke highly of him as a leader and a future coach. Fisher, a former president of the players' union, played in more playoff games (259) than anyone else in NBA history.

Fisher will try to do what Jason Kidd did with the Nets and make a successful transition from player to coach.

The NBA fined Jackson $25,000 last week for tampering when he said Fisher was a candidate while he still was under contract with the Thunder.

Kidd endured some rough patches early this season but guided the Nets to a 44-38 record and the second round of the playoffs. Fisher likely will have some bumpy times, but he also will have arguably the greatest coach in NBA history in his corner to be a sounding board and counselor. Jackson won 11 NBA titles as a coach.

Jackson and Fisher will hire experienced coaches and other disciples of the triangle to be assistants. Former Lakers and Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis and former Knicks center and Bulls coach Bill Cartwright are leading candidates to join Fisher's staff.

Fisher's job will be easier if he and Jackson can convince All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony to buy into their vision of how they will make the Knicks a championship contender. Anthony can become a free agent July 1. Jackson has said he hopes Anthony will "opt in" for this season instead of opting out and testing free agency. That seems unlikely, given that he has been steadfast about opting out. If Anthony re-signs, Jackson hopes he will take less money to give the Knicks more flexibility to sign other stars. The Knicks will be well under the salary cap after next season. More experienced coaching candidates were available, including Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Lionel Hollins, Nate McMillan and George Karl. But Jackson made it clear that he was looking for someNASSAU COUNTY EDITION

Other possible assistants include Jim Cleamons, Rick Fox, Luke Walton and Ron Harper. Jackson already has brought in people with whom he has worked. He hired former Bulls scout Clarence Gaines Jr. to work in the basketball department. Jackson also signed former Laker Lamar Odom, Fisher's former teammate, before the last game of the 2013-14 season. Although Jackson seemed to be deliberate in his approach, there was a time element involved in naming a coach now. Jackson will be in Turkey for his son's wedding later this month. He said the search wouldn't extend into July. The Dolan family owns controlling interests in the Knicks, Madison Square Garden and Cablevision. Cablevision owns Newsday.

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U.S. Patent And Trademark Office Cancels Redskins Trademark

financial interests connected to it. If others printed the name on sweatshirts or other apparel without permission, it would become more cumbersome to go after such groups.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six federal trademark registrations for the name "Washington Redskins" on Wednesday on the grounds that the football team’s name is “disparaging to Native Americans” and thus in violation of federal trademark laws banning offensive or disparaging language.

The chorus of critics against the use of the name has grown over the past year.

“We decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled because they were disparaging to Native Americans at the respective times they were registered,” the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board wrote in its opinion Wednesday.

Courts overturned the board's previous ruling in part because the plaintiffs waited too long to voice their opposition after the original trademarks were issued. The case was relaunched in 2006 by a younger group of Native Americans who had recently become adults and therefore would not have able to file a case earlier. The hearing was held in March of last year.

On Saturday, a major sector of the United Church of Christ voted to urge its 40,000 members to boycott theRedskins. Half of the U.S. Senate recently wrote letters to the NFL urging a change, one of the letters stating that "racism and bigotry have no place in professional sports." D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray suggested Wednesday the name will

The landmark ruling was filed on behalf of a group of Native Americans. The decision was first reported by Think Progress. Below, more from the AP: WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal trademark board ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's trademark protections should be canceled, a decision that applies new financial and political pressure on the team to change its name. The 2-1 ruling from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board came in a case that has been working its way through legal channels for more than two decades. It doesn't force the team to abandon the name, but it comes at a time of increasing criticism of team owner Dan Snyder from political, religious and sports figures who say it's time for a change. The Redskins quickly announced that they will appeal, and the cancellation for trademark protections will be on hold while the matter makes its way through the courts. That process could take years. It was the second time the board had issued an opinion on the case. A similar ruling from 1999 was overturned on a technicality in 2003. "We've seen this story before," Redskins attorney Bob Raskopf said. "And just like last time, today's ruling will have no effect at all on the team's ownership of and right to use the Redskins name and logo. We are confident we will prevail once again." The ruling involves six uses of the "Redskins" name trademarked by the team from 1967 to 1990. If it stands, it would mean the team can continue to use the name, but it would lose a significant portion of its ability to protect the NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

almost certainly have to change if the team ever wants to build a new stadium in the city. Snyder, who has vowed repeatedly never to change the name, declined comment as he walked off the field after a minicamp practice Wednesday. Redskins players have mostly avoided the topic, aware of a potential conflict because they are employed by the team. "Our job as players is to focus on what we can on this field day-in and day-out and let the legal people take care of that stuff," quarterback Robert Griffin III said after practice. "And when it's the right time, then we can voice whatever it is we know about the situation." The Redskins have responded to critics by creating an Original Americans Foundation to give financial support to Native American tribes. Suzan Shown Harjo, a lead figure in the trademark case, called the foundation "somewhere between a PR assault and bribery." Supporters of a name change quickly hailed the decision. "Daniel Snyder may be the last person in the world to realize this," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on the Senate floor, "but it is just a matter of time until he is forced to do the right thing."

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BETHEA ON NATIONAL LEAGUE COMMENTARY FOR THE CHEAP SEATS

Hello Sports Fans, the San Antonio Spurs have defeated the Miami Heat in the NBA finals of the 2014 season. The Spurs won the series with a near sweep of 4 wins to 1 lose in a match-up that the Spurs completely dominated in winning by large margins in every game. The word from the “cheap seats” is coach Gregg Popovich (Pop) was the true MVP of this series because the coach prepared his Spurs team for each game and mastered every game scenario the team encountered. The series MVP actually was awarded to 22 yearold Kawhi Leonard, the outstanding young forward from San Diego State University that had the impossible job of guarding LeBron James. However the Spurs were so prepared for the defending champion, that the individual match-ups were not the story behind the Spurs success. The familiar defensive dominance the Heat displayed in the Eastern Conference playoff match-ups were missing in the NBA finals. The Spurs coach Pop prepared his disciplined unit for the Heat defense and the best description in watching the games was the Spurs put on a clinic of offense genius against the Heat. The Hall of Fame bound Tim Duncan prepared all NBA fans by uncharacteristically predicting a victory for his Spurs team after last year’s fall in the Finals against the Heat. Duncan exposed his disappointment from last year’s (2012/13) match-up against the Heat with words that showed confidence in his team, and truly backed up his words. St. Mary’s of Long Island and State of New York High School Basketball Champion Danny NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

Green has now won a Championship on every level of basketball competition he participated in. Danny Green won a NCAA Championship in 2008/09 season at the University of North Carolina (UNC) joining the great Michael Jordan and fellow Hall of Famer James Worthy as the only alums to achieve championships on the two levels. Green has continued to improve his game and looks for continued success while the aging veterans such as Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker appear focused and steady in their roles on the team. Again the great coach Pop is the reason this unit of Duncan, Ginobili, and Parker have dominated their era in the NBA. Coach Pop has played his aging stars less during the regular season and used a formula to promote young players such as Patty Mills and Tiago Splitter to consume the bulk of work and improve. Coach Pop has proven that with the right format to fit the skill set of players and combined with great veterans, most players willing to learn will produce success in the game. The San Antonio Spurs have accomplished the ultimate goal in winning a NBA championship, which most sports fans predicted they would achieve. The prediction was based on coach Pop’s leadership and coaching ability, which has produced success with his teams each year of his career. Congrats to the Spurs and the classy way the franchise conducts business and achieves championships with style and professionalism that should make the city of San Antonio proud.

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Hello Readers great news here for our local not-for-profits the publisher of the Community Journal, Village Life Magazine and this publication has launched a new and amazing fundraising resource. We call it “FUN-RAISING”.

you can just make your purchase through one of our publications or at our web-site. And when you do so we will take a part of the proceeds you would have paid and rebate it back to your house of worship.

The concept is simple, most people want to maintain their community minded support activities but still want to enjoy the things they have come accustom to. So we have come up with a solution that will allow everyone the best of both worlds.

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a publication of Emerging Business Group, Inc. ©2009 New York all rights reserved The Gospel News Journal is a monthly publication, based in Hempstead, New York, dedicated to sharing news and information among minority residents which will enable positive action - economically, socially and politically - for the betterment of us all. From our premiere issue, February 1, 2009, we plan to grow to be one of the leading African heritage gospel news and information sources on Long Island. As a community - based publication, we intend to expand our presence and to encourage greater participation from all members of the community in forging our shared destiny. We are a "for-profit" business and hope to extend that spirit of economic empowerment to many other businesses in our community. We are published each month unless otherwise indicated and are distributed through newsstands, independent sales agents, and subscriptions. Publisher: Larry Montgomery Mailing Address: 456 New York Avenue Baldwin, New York 11510 MAIN ADVERTISING SALES NUMBER: NUMBER: (516) 516) 280280-5494 Fax (516) 280280-5496 ADVERTISING AND SALES COMPANY: Make all checks out to: EMERGING BUSINESS GROUP, INC. E-mail: Montgomerybusiness@hotmail.com NEWS NUMBER:

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Our mission of The Gospel News Journal as the publisher, which is both our editor’s and writer’s, is to publish the uncompromised true and living word of God. So that we may enlighten, instruct, and inform all of our readers about the good news, which is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. “And the gospel must be first published among all nations.” Mark 13:10 KJV. With that said, it is an honor and a privilege to this work. I only hope that somehow and someway the Lord will touch and Bless each of you who look through these pages with clarity LARRY MONTGOMERY, SR. and understanding of what he has to PUBLISHER AND CHIEF say to you personally. Gospel News Journal We hope that whether you are a mature Christian or one under construction, that whether you attend a large house of worship or a store front, that you find our articles interesting and informative. And should you have a word for those of us in the pews, feel free to contact our Editor about having it published here. So here it is, the Good News and a little local church news as well. May God continue to Bless you and yours... Minister Larry Montgomery, Sr. Publisher

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tures give specific roles to each in marriage. The husband is to assume leadership in the home (1 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 5:23). This leadership should not be dictatorial, condescending, or patronizing to the wife, but should be in accordance with the example of Christ leading the church. “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word� (Ephesians 5:25-26). Christ loved the church (His people) with (Continued on page 6)

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Life Changing Words The New You Isaiah 43:19 KJV “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”

This is the time of year that we start to look back and reflect on our life. We remember our failures as well as our accomplishments that we obtained throughout the year. We begin to think how we let some things fall by the waste side while other things were very easily attained. What I do know is that whatever happened during last year or during the 1st half of this year we cannot change it even if we wanted to, so we might as well accept it and move on. I know that sounds maybe a little harsh and maybe even compassionless but it is reality. I say this because the last thing you want to do at the end of the year is get stuck thinking about the past and miss what God has in store for you in the future. Many of us forget that there is so much more to life than we can ever imagine. We get stuck in our personal comfort zones and all we see is what we have planned for our life, never ever realizing that God may have a different and even greater plan for you. There are some dreams, visions and desires that are in you that only God can birth out or shall I say bring forth. There are some gifts and talents that you have the ability to do but truly you don’t even know it. Why? Because God has not revealed them to you yet or maybe it is not the appointed time for you to walk in this newness of character. A lot of times before we can walk into the new God have to get rid of some old. Meaning God has to get rid of some of our old habits, old ways and maybe even some old people for they are hindering your growth and stopping your expansion. So take time now to reevaluate your life. Then begin to eliminate some of the old things that are holding you in captivity and stopping you from entering into your new season. See a new season should bring in a new attitude, new hopes and dreams, as well as a new outlook on life so you can enter into a new year. However I now challenge you to enter into a new (a deeper) relationJUNE 20, 2014

ship with the Father and watch Him do a new thing in you. If God can make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert then surely He can make all things new for you. So let’s not wait until another year comes in to celebrate but let us celebrate “The New You” right now: as God springs and brings you forth…. Apostle Karen Deadwyler is a new author inspired by God. Her first book titled “His Miraculous Way” speaks of her victory through Jesus Christ. For Apostle Karen is truly a miracle writing about miracles. She is the Visionary of a women’s ministry called Willing Women of Worship Fellowship and the Pastor of Glory Temple Ministries. To contact her, inquire about her book or to send comments email her at kaynrony@yahoo.com or visit her website: www.godlypleasures.org

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compassion, mercy, forgiveness, respect, and selflessness. In this same way husbands are to love their wives. Wives are to submit to the authority of their husbands. “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything” (Ephesians 5:22-24). Although women should submit to their husbands, the Bible also tells men several times how they are supposed to treat their wives. The husband is not to take on the role of the dictator, but should show respect for his wife and her opinions. In fact, Ephesians 5:28-29 exhorts men to love their wives in the same way that they love their own bodies, feeding and caring for them. A man’s love for his wife should be the same as Christ’s love for His body, the church. “Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them” (Colossians 3:18-19). “Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers” (1 Peter 3:7). From these verses we see that love and respect characterize the roles of both husbands and wives. If these are present, then authority, headship, love, and submission will be no problem for either partner.

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ciently provide all the necessities of life for his wife and children. To fail to do so has definite spiritual consequences. “If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever” (1 Timothy 5:8). So, a man who makes no effort to provide for his family cannot rightly call himself a Christian. This does not mean that the wife cannot assist in supporting the family—Proverbs 31 demonstrates that a godly wife may surely do so—but providing for the family is not primarily her responsibility; it is her husband’s. While a husband should help with the children and with household chores (thereby fulfilling his duty to love his wife), Proverbs 31 also makes it clear that the home is to be the woman’s primary area of influence and responsibility. Even if she must stay up late and rise up early, her family is well cared for. This is not an easy lifestyle for many women—especially in affluent Western nations. However, far too many women are stressed out and stretched to the breaking point. To prevent such stress, both husband and wife should prayerfully reorder their priorities and follow the Bible’s instructions on their roles. Conflicts regarding the division of labor in a marriage are bound to occur, but if both partners are submitted to Christ, these conflicts will be minimal. If a couple finds arguments over this issue are frequent and vehement, or if arguments seem to characterize the marriage, the problem is a spiritual one. In such an instance, the partners should recommit themselves to prayer and submission to Christ first, then to one another in an attitude of love and respect.

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Things That Won’t Help Your Church to Grow By Bishop Andy Lewter and Cary Nieuwhof As I travel around the country, I constantly come in contact with pastors and laypeople who are distressed because they can not seem to get their church to grow. As a result, they chase “church growth conferences”, consult experts in the area, or worse yet, simply become depressed and give up. That is why in this article I am borrowing some of the wisdom of Cary Nieuwhof, who offers some insightful and an illuminating perspective on where many of us want to be as a faith community. So you want your church to grow, to reach new people. And you’ve convinced yourself that you really would grow if you only had one or two more things to make your ministry thrive. For example, you’ve might have said any combination of these things. We would grow if we:  

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Five Reasons Your Church is Not Growing By James Emery White It’s one of the most pressing questions pastors and church leaders ask themselves: “Why aren’t we growing?” Sure, not every mission’s soil will yield the same fruit, but we’re not talking about overall size. Just the idea that biblically, we can assume that God wants every church that honors His name and proclaims His message in Christ to grow, and that He is willing to empower it to that end. Churches are living things. Living things grow. If you’re not growing, something is wrong. So the question seems to be one for ourselves. If our church isn’t growing and clearly God isn’t the problem, are we? Here are five areas to consider: 1. Leadership It’s been said that everything rises and falls on leadership. Perhaps a more accurate way of putting it would be that no organization will rise above the level of its leadership. If on a scale of 110, the current leadership is around a 4, then it will be difficult for the church to grow beyond that level. Solution: Ensure that people with the spiritual gift of leadership are actually leading, and that they are committed to developing that gift by reading about leadership, getting around other leaders for insight, and exercising their leadership gift in challenging settings. 2. Communication There are few things more critical to a church’s growth than an effective communiJUNE 20, 2014

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cator for weekend teaching. The dilemma is that many who serve as the primary communicators in their church aren’t Spirit-gifted teachers. They like to speak, and the group that gathers around their teaching seems to benefit from it, but the majority of listeners tend to vote with their feet. Or at least the teaching doesn’t seem to be catalyzing the congregation to invite their friends to benefit from the teaching. Solution: Make sure that the point communicator has the spiritual gift of teaching, and is actively working at developing that gift by listening to other gifted communicators. Don’t be afraid of developing a teamteaching approach to shore up weakness, or to adjust responsibilities so that various roles more accurately reflect gifting. In other words, perhaps someone has been serving as lead communicator when their gifts are better used in another area. This is a difficult maneuver, for as stated above, people who are speaking tend to like to speak and to have a (perhaps) distorted view of their effect. 3. Quality of worship The quality of the worship experience is more important even than its style. If the service itself seems slapped together, incoherent or unable to be embraced, then it will not provide the traction needed for ongoing growth. To be sure, worship is not about what we get out of it, but what God gets out of it. But the better that service is at helping people connect with God, the more people it will attract. Solution: Review the music, presentation, style and quality of the worship experience of your church in light of its ability to optimally serve and engage people. View the services of larger, faster-growing churches that you feel are biblically and theologically sound for (Continued on page 21)

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mother was a twin: her sister was a “blue baby” who was died from her heart defect soon after birth. In the 1920s, such tragedies were commonplace. Today, thanks to advances in neonatal surgery, you may not even know the term “blue baby.” Today both twins would have a good chance of survival, but as many people journey through life, one is lost and another saved. If you are born into a family and a community that is well-off, you have a good chance of ending up healthy, adequately-fed, and gainfully employed; grow up in another home in another neighborhood nearby and the odds are far greater that you will face illness, nutritional deficiencies, and meagre job prospects. Live on one block and you will find exorbitant property taxes and underfunded schools; live on the other side of a municipal boundary and you enjoy lower taxes and a better education. We see the consequences of inequality every day in the plight of those we assist at the Long Island Council of Churches. An intelligent, hard-working woman has trouble landing a job because her schooling was so pathetic. A young man who grows up in a troubled, crime-ridden neighborhood finds it almost impossible to stay out of trouble himself. A young woman who cannot make bail is scarred by a lengthy jail stay that middleclass people avoid. A homeless woman suffers from chronic illness because she cannot find an apartment she can afford. One person gets a chance to thrive, while another starts life with the deck stacked against her. Unequal opportunity has been the rule throughout much of human history. Most people once accepted it as inevitable that

LI COUNCIL OF CHURCHES Long Island Council of Churches' newsletter, The Prelude These items do not appear in the printed, snail-mailed version of this newsletter A NEW OPTION FOR RETIREMENT INVESTMENT & CHARITABLE GIVING SAVE THE DATE: “SHARE THE HARVEST: LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR” Oct. 2 Offered: Specialized E-Blasts, $10 for Reading 10 Books, Mets Tickets for Platelet Donations Needed: Juice Collectors Offered: Specialized E-Blasts, Mets Tickets for Platelet Donation “The Bridge” June 8 in Brookville Fun Run for the Freeport Pantry July 9 in Eisenhower Park FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: ONE IS LOST, ONE IS SAVED About the time I was old enough to understand that death is a permanent condition— even if we live in trusting and hoping in eternal life—I learned that my grandfather had signed onto The Titanic as a cabin boy. If you saw the movie, you may recall that few crew members survived: there were not enough lifeboats, and these went to the paying customers, particularly those who paid well. If Grandpa had not switched to an earlier ship headed to Canada and followed his older brother’s circuitous route from Scotland to Los Angeles via British Columbia, apparenty because he feared he would be rejected at Ellis Island, I wouldn’t be here. Every day I am alive, I concluded at that tender age, is a gift from God. Not long after this, I learned that my JUNE 20, 2014

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Last month the Long Island Organizing Network started the process of visioning for the future as it relates to the operation of the organization. The Long Island Organizing Network, which is better known as LION, held a meeting last week at the Hollywood Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral in Amityville, NY so that it might explore creative ways that it could raise the issue of social justice more effectively in the Long Island community. Toward that end, LION is asking that local pastors would consider of identifying and naming three persons from their congregations who would serve as “lay liaisons”. It would be their assignment to attend the monthly meetings of the organization and re-

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port back to their pastor the contents of the meeting and share ways that the congregation can be supporting of the LION agenda. This approach takes into consideration the hectic and busy schedules of the pastors and relieves them of having to be present on an ongoing basis. There will be times that the presence of pastors will be key and critical to the mass action that LION may be engaged in. In those instances, the lay liaisons would assist in making sure that their congregation is fully engaged in the upcoming event. If you or your church would be interested in being apart of an exciting new initiative that seeks to insure that the issues of social justice be addressed, then we invite you to contact Sister Lynn Davis at 631 842-7091 or contact her at od_ny@yahoo.com sively if they left their old building and became portable).   

Added new technology (like lights, sound or video). Merged with another church. Added a new campus.

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And that’s the principle most of us want to ignore, or at least I do. Most churches aren’t not growing because of their venue or even because of their technology. They’re stagnant or dying because they’re not connecting with people and effectively fulfilling their mission. As a result, in most cases:  A change in venue will simply move your current problems into a new location. New technology will only magnify your current irrelevance.  Merging ministries or adding locations will only compound your current problems with new ones. Bottom line? There is no silver bullet. The trap most leaders fall into is believing that a change in form will be an adequate substitute for a change in substance. And change in form never makes up for a change in substance.  Substantive change is the only thing that will truly change the trajectory of most churches and organizations.  You can put new siding on a house, but if the foundation is crumbling …  You can paint your car, but if the engine is still seized …  You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig … Until you substantively change the way you function, any change in any kind of form will never be effective. A change in venue won’t help a dying church grow. Better media won’t help a dying church grow.

Adding new campuses won’t help a dying church grow.  Merging won’t help two or three dying churches grow. I’ve lived through this tension. In less than two decades, our church has met in a centuryold building, an elementary school, a new facility, movie theaters and, as of next year, once again a brand new facility. Through all phases, we’ve grown from a handful of people to almost 1,000 on weekends today.  And throughout it all, buildings, technologies and even locations have been means to an end, not ends in themselves. They did not make us grow or reach new people. They helped, but they are not the secret sauce. So what makes a church grow? Addressing the substantive issues before you will help you grow. This post lists 10 issues many churches need to resolve before they grow. This post addresses another 8 reasons why most churches never pass the 200 attendance mark. Tackling issues like these will help you deal with the real problems in front of you.  And when you get healthy, your mission begins to flourish. Then the moves, the mergers (or takeovers), the expansions, the technology and all the other changes in form help. (Continued on page 19)

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Question: "What are the heavenly crowns that believers can receive in Heaven?" Answer: There are five heavenly crowns mentioned in the New Testament that will be awarded to believers. They are the imperishable crown, the crown of rejoicing, the crown of righteousness, the crown of glory, and the crown of life. The Greek word translated “crown” is stephanos (the source for the name Stephen the martyr) and means “a badge of royalty, a prize in the public games or a symbol of honor generally.” Used during the ancient Greek games, it referred to a wreath or garland of leaves placed on a victor’s head as a reward for winning an athletic contest. As such, this word is used figuratively in the New Testament of the rewards of heaven God promises those who are faithful. Paul’s passage in 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 best defines for us how these crowns are awarded. 1) The Imperishable Crown – (1 Corinthians 9:24-25) “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate [disciplined] in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown” (NKJV). All things on this earth are subject to decay and will perish. Jesus urges us to not store our treasures on earth “where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal” (Matthew 6:19). This is analogous to what Paul was saying about that wreath of leaves that was soon to turn brittle and fall apart. But not so the heavenly crown; faithful endurance wins a heavenly reward which is “an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you” (1 Peter 1:3-5). JUNE 20, 2014

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2) The Crown of Rejoicing – (1 Thessalonians 2:19) “For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming?” The apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 4:4 to “rejoice always in the Lord” for all the bountiful blessings our gracious God has showered upon us. As Christians we have more in this life to rejoice about than anyone else. Luke tells us there is rejoicing even now in heaven (Luke 15:7). The crown of rejoicing will be our reward where “God will wipe away every tear . . . there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4). 3) The Crown of Righteousness – (2 Timothy 4:8) “Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.” We inherit this crown through the righteousness of Christ which is what gives us a right to it, and without which it cannot be obtained. Because it is obtained and possessed in a righteous way, and not by force and deceit as earthly crowns sometimes are, it is an everlasting crown, promised to all who love the Lord and eagerly wait for His return. Through our enduring the discouragements, persecutions, sufferings, or even death, we know assuredly our reward is with Christ in eternity (Philippians 3:20). This crown is not for those who depend upon their own sense of righteousness or of their own works. Such an attitude breeds only arrogance and pride, not a longing, a fervent desire to be with the Lord. 4) The Crown of Glory – (1 Peter 5:4) “And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.” Though Peter is addressing the elders, we must also remem(Continued on page 15)

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Increasing Your Faith TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” (Romans 10:17, NKJV) TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Scripture tells us that every person has been given a measure of faith. That faith can grow and increase or it can be diminished. Notice today’s scripture doesn’t say, “Faith comes by having heard the Word of God one time.” It’s by hearing — present tense. Sure, God’s Word can transform us in an instant, but most of the time, we need to hear God’s truth over and over again in order for it to become active in our lives. The more we hear the Word, the more His truth chisels away at the doubt and unbelief that’s been built up over the years. His truth sets us free and causes our faith to grow! Just as a seed needs water daily to grow, your spirit needs the Word of God daily, too. Your faith needs to be watered by His Word. It can be as simple as selecting a few scriptures to meditate on daily. Write them down and carry them in your purse or wallet. Read them aloud over and over. Let His truth sink down into your heart and move you forward into the freedom and victory He has prepared for you! A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father, thank You for Your Word that is living and active and growing in my life. I submit myself to You today and ask You to teach me Your ways. Give me insight into Your Word so that I may know You and increase in faith in Jesus’ name. Amen. — Joel & Victoria Osteen

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ber that the crown will be awarded to all those who long for or love His appearing. This word “glory” is an interesting word referring to the very nature of God and His actions. It entails His great splendor and brightness. Recall Stephen who, while being stoned to death, was able to look into the heavens and see the glory of God (Acts 7:55-56). This word also means that the praise and honor we bestow to God alone is due Him because of who He is (Isaiah 42:8, 48:11; Galatians 1:5). It also recognizes that believers are incredibly blessed to enter into the JUNE 20, 2014

kingdom, into the very likeness of Christ Himself. For as Paul so eloquently put it, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18 NKJV). 5) The Crown of Life – (Revelation 2:10) “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.” This crown is for (Continued on page 16)

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all believers, but is especially dear to those who endure sufferings, who bravely confront persecution for Jesus, even to the point of death. In Scripture the word “life” is often used to show a relationship that is right with God. It was Jesus who said, “I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). Just as things such as air, food, and water are vital for our physical lives, Jesus provides us what is required for our spiritual lives. He is the One who provides “living water.” He is the “bread of life” (John 4:10, 6:35). We know that our earthly lives will end. But we have the amazing promise that comes only to those who come to God through Jesus: “And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life” (1 John 2:25). James tells us that this crown of life is for all those who love God (James 1:12). The question then is how do we demonstrate our love for God? The apostle John answers this for us: “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome” (1 John 5:3). As His children we must keep His commandments, obeying Him, always remaining faithful. So, as we endure the inevitable trials, pains, heartaches, and tribulations—as long as we live—may we ever move forward, always “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2) and receive the crown of life that awaits us.

Question: "What does the Bible say about family problems?" Answer: Family problems are nothing new. In a fallen world, those we should love the most—our families—often become the ones we fight with the most. The Bible doesn’t gloss over sin, and it records a number of family problems, starting with Adam’s blame-shifting, with his wife as the target (Genesis 3:12). Sibling rivalry crops up in the stories of Cain and Abel, Jacob and Esau, and Joseph and his brothers. Jealousy among wives—one of the negative consequences of polygamy—is found in the stories of Hannah, and Leah and Rachel. Eli and Samuel dealt with wayward children. Jonathan was almost murdered by his father, Saul. David was brokenhearted by his son Absalom’s rebellion. Hosea experienced marital difficulties. In each of these cases, relationships were damaged by sin. The Bible has a lot to say about relationships, including family dynamics. The first institution God established for human interJUNE 20, 2014

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action was a family (Genesis 2:22–24). He created a wife for Adam and joined them in marriage. Citing this event, Jesus later said, “What God has joined together, let no man separate” (Matthew 19:6). God’s plan was for one man and one woman to remain married until one of them dies. He desires to bless that union with children who are to be raised “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4; see also Psalm 127:3). Most family problems emerge when we rebel against God’s design—polygamy, adultery, and divorce all cause problems because they deviate from God’s original plan. The Bible gives clear instructions about how family members are to treat each other. God’s plan is that husbands love their wives in the same way that Christ loves His church (Ephesians 5:25, 33). Wives are to respect their husbands and submit to their leadership (Ephesians 5:22–24, 33; 1 Peter 3:1). Children are to obey their parents (Ephesians 6:1–4; Exodus 20:12). How many family problems would be solved if husbands, wives, and children simply followed those basic rules? First Timothy 5:8 says that families are to take care of their own. Jesus had harsh words for those who evaded their financial responsibilities to their aging parents by claiming they gave all their money to the temple (Matthew 15:5–6). The key to harmony in families is not one we naturally want to apply. Ephesians 5:21 says to “submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” Submission is in direct opposition to our flesh’s desire to rule and have its way. We defend our rights, champion our causes, defend our opinions, and assert our own agendas whenever possible. God’s way is to crucify our flesh (Galatians 5:24; Romans 6:11) and submit to the needs and wishes of others whenever we can. Jesus is our model for that kind of submission to God’s will. First Peter 2:23 says, “When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.” Most family problems could be lessened if we all followed the instructions found in Philippians 2:3–4: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” When we adopt the spirit of humility and treat others as Jesus would treat them, we can resolve many of our family and relationship problems.

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some were lords and others serfs, some were masters and others slaves. Now, indentured servitude outrages nearly everyone everywhere. Abolition was unthinkable in the first century, but the attitude of St. Paul, who urged a slave owner to accept an escaped slave “no longer as a slave but more than a slave, a beloved brother” (Philemon 16) seems to have finally taken hold. We have not yet gone onto perfection, as Methodists sometimes say, but the world is probably more just and peaceful than ever before. The Bible tells us that God expects us to defend “the widow, the orphan, and the immigrants among you”—our most vulnerable neighbors, in other words--but I do not pretend to know how to level our uneven playing field. I am not sure whether the solution will be found in the reform of government policies or in charity fueled by greater compassion. Often, it seems to me, government is the problem rather than the solution, distributing resources inequitably and serving the powers that be rather than the common good. But I live in hope that someday we will look back on inequality the way we now view serfdom, as unimaginable horrors. And I pray that we will even sooner come to see those damaged by economic injustice the way we now view ocean liner crews, blue babies, and victims of slavery—as fellow human beings whom we must save. Shalom/Salaam/Shanti/Pax/Jai Jinendra, Tom DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT Sara C. Weiss, Director of Development We’re most grateful to a donor and his wife who decided to increase their giving to the LICC by 25% when they learned that Nassau County has reduced its funding to us by 25% for assisting Nassau residents they send to us. Suffolk County gives us no reimbursement at all for Suffolk residents they send to our RivJUNE 20, 2014

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erhead facility for food and social services. Both counties are sending us more and more people to assist but are reducing or have eliminated the funding they give us to do so. More than 30 years ago Nassau County began sending us clients to feed and provide essential social services, and for most of the intervening years, they did not raise our contract by a cent. Two years ago, when they were sending us five times as many people as 30 years ago, they reduced our contract by 25%! As government funding at all levels has been drastically reduced since the onset of the Great Recession, we are ever more dependent on our donors to help us care for their neighbors and ours. Please help us continue to serve our most vulnerable neighbors. If you can do so, please consider increasing your donations by as much as 25%. We are grateful for the gifts the following institutional donors gave since our last issue (Continued on page 18)

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to help us fulfill our mission to serve Long Islanders in need: Beach United Methodist– Westhampton Beach $100 Riverhead Emergency Food Community Church of Little Neck $400 Use Where Most Needed Congregational Church of Manhasset $750 Use Where Most Needed Evangelical Lutheran Church in America $2,000 Hunger Relief Grace United Methodist Church, Valley Stream $600 Use Where Most Needed Mt. Sinai Congregational Church $500 Use Where Most Needed North Shore Presbyterian Church (Souper Bowl) $152 Freeport Emergency Food Union United Methodist Church – E. Northport $366 Use Where Most Needed United Methodist Church of Merrick $200 Use Where Most Needed United Methodist Church Lake Ronkonkoma $100 Riverhead Emergency Food United Way of L.I. Anonymous Donor #1 $500 Riverhead Emergency Food to feed the hungry at Passover United Way of L.I. Anonymous Donor #2 $500 Freeport Emergency Food to feed the hungry at Passover Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church $50 Bus Tickets/MetroCards Westhampton Presbyterian Church $162 Multi-Faith Forum We also are grateful to the numerous individuals who gave generously to help support our ministry to Long Islanders in need but have asked us not to publish their names. · Can You Help? During the hot summer months we receive numerous requests from our homeless guests for liquids – fruit juices, low sodium drinks and even bottled water. To those of us accustomed to going to the nearest faucet to fill up a glass or bottle with water or reach for a can of juice in the refrigerator, it wouldn’t occur to us that some folks don’t have access to waJUNE 20, 2014

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ter and other nourishing liquids. Our homeless guests do not have such access, and during the hot weather they are constantly struggling to remain adequately hydrated. Here’s just one example. A family of four, husband, wife and two elementary school age children, lost their home when the father lost his job. They could no longer keep up with their mortgage payments, and the wife’s unemployment insurance wasn’t enough to help. Additionally, because the wife’s unemployment insurance pays $400/week, the family qualifies only for limited public assistance and they have to pay $400/month to the Dept. of Social Services to sleep in a shelter overnight. As with most shelters, everyone is tossed out at 9AM daily and they are required to look for work and/or housing, and school age children are expected to be in school. Shelter residents cannot return until 4:30PM. During the daytime, therefore, the family has to find food, liquids and other basic necessities on their own. They never have enough funds to buy low-sodium drinks, juices, or other liquids sufficient to keep them properly hydrated when they’re out during the day. We currently help 25 homeless families a month. Donations of $100/family, also nonperishable liquids themselves, and donations through our www.liccdonate.org website will enable us to buy low-sodium drinks, juices, bottled water and other healthy liquids to keep our 25 homeless families sufficiently hydrated during the summer months.

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Hebrew word "mattath" or "mattan" which means "offerings" or "presents".Read with that understanding, Solomon is saying that "a man's offerings or presents will make room for him and bring him before great men." Solomon is addressing the unfortunate but yet familiar strategy that people sometime use to get promoted. He's talking about how people give gifts with strings attached so that they will have audience, relationship, and favor with those in higher places. Solomon is not encouraging that a man gives gifts as a strategy to gain access with great men. He is basically warning us that this strategy does exist and it's one that the Christian should avoid.We should never give gifts in hopes that the gift would make room for us. Our gifts should never be packed with ulterior motives. Gifts packed with expectations of some return should never be given. Whether tangible or intangible, deeds or words, the gifts that we give should come from the heart and it should never create a debt for the recipient. Let us all pray that God will give us a heart of giving with no strings attached. (Continued from page 13)

pushed me to study the passage for clarity. He was referring to Proverbs 18:16 in which Solomon says "A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men." The word "gift" in the Old Testament is never used to refer to talent, skills, etc. It is always the JUNE 20, 2014

All of these things can help a healthy church grow more. But they will not make a dying or stagnant church grow. And remember that, for us, the whole journey started with prayer, scripture and a burning desire to reach people who were far from God. Then we figured out a strategy to help us accomplish that. It still starts with prayer, scripture and a burning desire almost 20 years into it.

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benchmarks. If you are continually plagued by forgotten lyrics, missed notes and awkward transitions, consider planning meetings for your services and run-through rehearsals of critical parts. 4. Atmosphere Every church has an atmosphere, but not all have an atmosphere of friendliness and acceptance. Let’s put it bluntly: Every church thinks it’s friendly. But what that often means is they are friendly to each other, friendly to people they know, friendly to people they like, or friendly to people who are like them. Solution: If you haven’t already, consider developing an entire ministry around first impressions and the creation of a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. At Meck, we call it “Guest Services,” and it oversees parking lot attendants, greeters, ushers, hospitality and so much more—all geared toward the experience of first impressions and friendliness. It’s one of our largest and most strategic efforts. 5. Location The physical location of a church, if you want to grow by inviting people to attend, is decisive. If it is hard to find, hard to get to, too small in size, has insufficient parking, is difficult to enter or exit due to road traffic … then you are artificially limiting the size of your church. JUNE 20, 2014

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Solution: Much of solving location problems is logistical in nature. Hire off-duty police to help people enter and exit your services. Increase the number of your services. Develop a capital campaign to help pay for increasing the size of your auditorium or parking. If needed, simply move to a new location. That may seem dramatic, but it’s often critical. If you do, have the people you’re trying to reach in mind as you pick your new location—such as where they live and ease of access. Going “multisite” is also proving to be a helpful strategy for many churches facing location issues. I know these five areas are incredibly simplistic, and almost any leader could rattle them off. And I’ve not offered particularly fresh insights into their importance or how to solve them. But what I do hope has come through is the importance of ruthless self-evaluation in each of these five areas. The kind that an outside consultant who isn’t trying to curry favor might give. So no matter how familiar you may be with each area, go through each one and give it an honest assessment, such as: “We need to do better,” “We are taking this for granted,” or “We’re hitting this one out of the park.” It usually is one of those three. Think in terms of “declining,” “flat” or “growing.” (Continued on page 22)

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Or think about a “mystery” worshiper who would have the courage and ability to say things like, “The talk just wasn’t that good, and he wasn’t a very good speaker.” “The service was boring and the music stunk; I never could get into it.” “Somebody has been making a series of leadership miscalls over the years, and it’s pretty clear to an outside person who does have the gift of leadership.” “People weren’t very friendly ... or wel-

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coming.” “It’s too far to go, or too big of a pain to go.” Now, before you get defensive and say that people shouldn’t think that way if they really know Jesus, remind yourself of who you are trying to reach. Yep, people who don’t know Jesus. So they are going to evaluate you accordingly. But maybe that isn’t how you are thinking. So make that #6. And the solution is easy:

One Door Closes. Another Opens Revelations 3:8 When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go, only 1 of 2 things will happen, either He ' ll catch you when you fall, or He ' ll teach you how to fly! ‘The power of one sentence! God is going to shift things around for you today and let things work in your favor. God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close. If you need God to open, some doors for you...send this to ten people. Have a blessed day and remember to be a blessing...

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Wesley Snipes ‘breaks out’ of prison in new ‘Expendables’ trailer After actor Wesley Snipes was released from prison last April after serving time for tax evasion, fans wanted to know when he would return to the big screen. Apparently, so did fellow action star Sylvester Stallone. He reached out to Snipes to be a part of the third installment of The Expendables franchise and Snipes agreed. A new trailer for the upcoming film shows Snipes ‘breaking out’ of prison, perhaps poking fun at his real-life situation. “Great to have you back,” Stallone says to Snipes. “No better place to be,” Snipes replies.

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LaBelle recalled her first time meeting Rihanna.

Patti LaBelle: ‘Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child were patterned after LaBelle’

“It was at the Grammys or Billboard Awards. Rihanna said, ‘Miss Patti, watch me. I’m singing for the first time.’ And she blew it up.” The 70-year-old Grammy winner also talked about receiving phone calls from Toni Braxton seeking advice early on in her career. LaBelle opened up about her legacy, and said she wants to be remembered as “a good thing.” “I want to be remembered as a decent person who cared about the world. We’re in such a bad place in the whole wide world … the kidnappings in Africa with the girls, the killings all over the world. I really would love to be a peacemaker wherever I can be.” LaBelle stars in After Midnight from June 29.

Music legend Patti LaBelle is opening up about how she helped influence the careers of Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child, Rihanna, and Toni Braxton. In part 2 of her interview with theGrio’s Chris Witherspoon, LaBelle, who currently stars in the Broadway hit musical After Midnight, opened up about being a wise elder in the music industry. “Beyoncé used to talk to me for advice,” LaBelle said. “All these young ladies ask questions of me, and I can give them the honest truth.” “[Beyoncé] said [Destiny’s Child] patterned themselves after LaBelle back in the day. I felt it was an honor for her to say that, and I’ve always loved her voice and she’s just killing it all over the world, and she knows who she is.” Patti LaBelle triumphs on Broadway after battling depression and losing voice ONLINE EDITION

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Tracy Morgan now in ‘fair’ condition after crash NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (AP) — Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan has been upgraded to fair condition following the New Jersey highway crash that badly injured him and killed one of his friends, his spokesman said Monday. “His personality is certainly starting to come back as well,” said spokesman Lewis Kay. The 45-year-old former “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” star suffered broken ribs and a broken leg in the June 7 crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. The crash killed fellow comedian James McNair and seriously injured two other people. Prosecutors say Wal-Mart driver Kevin Roper’s truck hit Morgan’s limo. Roper has pleaded not guilty to death by auto and assault by auto charges. A criminal complaint alleges Roper hadn’t slept for more than 24 hours before the accident when he swerved to avoid slowed traffic on the turnpike and plowed into Morgan’s limo. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., based in Bentonville, Arkansas, has not explained what Roper’s driving route was. It has said it believes he was in compliance with federal safety regulations. Morgan’s assistant, Jeffrey Millea has also been upgraded to fair condition, Kay said. Hospital officials said comedian Ardie Fuqua remains in critical condition. ONLINE EDITION

Lifetime announces new Aaliyah film, Zendaya cast in lead role Lifetime is ready to make another biopic on a fallen R&B star. First it was Whitney Houston. Now, it’s Aaliyah’s turn. The cable network announced Monday its plan for an original movie tentatively titled Aaliyah: Princess of R&B. Teen singer and actress Zendaya has been cast in the lead role. Zendaya has been a contestant on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and released her first album, Zendaya, last summer. The 17-year-old performer has starred in Disney series and original movies for the channel. The network announced Zendaya will perform and record four of Aaliyah’s songs for the film, which is based on the book Aaliyah: More Than A Woman — a New York Times bestseller. On August 25, 2001, Aaliyah died in a plane crash at the age of 22.

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T.I. slanders Azealia Banks, threatens to ‘end’ her for clowning his wife Rapper T.I. has proven that he gets very protective over his wife, Tiny — and things were no different Tuesday when rapper Azealia Banks had a few choice words. Just weeks after defending his wife in a brawl with Floyd Mayweather, T.I. took to Instagram after Banks went on Twitter criticizing his wife’s appearance. The slandering sparked after Banks wrote “U want no mediocre but…have you seen your wife?” The tweet was in reference to T.I.’s latest song “No Medicore” featuring his artist Iggy Azalea. The Family Hustle Star later sounded off by posting a photo of Banks on his Instagram page with this caption: “U musty-mouthed-thot-bot-bad-body-syphilis-lippedrectum-vomit-unimportant-ugggggly-monstrosity-of-amaggot-ass B*****!!!!!! If u speak ill of my family again….. I WILL END YOU!!!!!! #OnPHIL #OnDOE #NoBuuulllsh*t people fall down stairs daily…. U better watch yo step, u ungly-ass Gremlin-baby #nerveofdisCretin #f–kouttahea” Banks — who previously had an ongoing feud with T.I. — responded by sending a series of angry tweets: But your wife has meth face.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) June 17, ONLINE EDITION

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2014 And your wife can't read.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) June 17, 2014 I'm taller than you in my heels.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) June 17, 2014 this grown ass man with kids went and cropped his favorite part of the atlantis video and really threatened to put hands on me LOL— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) June 17, 2014 This is not a good look for you black man, it really isn't.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) June 17, 2014 you've already been to jail for drugs and guns, your wife can't read… can you be more of a statistic?— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) June 17, 2014 She then posted this mash-up image of her and T.I. on Instagram — and tagged the rapper in the caption:T.I. has yet to respond to Azelia’s latest post. His initial Instagram post may be all he needed to say.

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MONA BUSH-LOVETT Welcome to Fashion Tips for the upwardly mobile black woman. Hi, my name is Mona Bush Lovett I lived in Hempstead for 44 Years. I'm the mother of 2children, I am a grandmother, who presently lives in Rochester, NY area. I have worked as nurse (LPN) for over 20 years. I love the Lord because He loved me first and He is first in my life. I hope these weekly fashion tips are of help I love to shop and I hope you see something of interest for your wardrobe. For More: http://www.stylisheve.com/jeanoutfits-for-women-by-stylish-eve/

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Village Life Is a publication of Emerging Business Group, Inc. Š2012 New York all rights reserved Village Life Magazine is a weekly publication, based in Baldwin, New York, dedicated to sharing business, cultural, entertainment and religious information among minority residents which will enable positive action - economically, socially and politically - for the betterment of all. Village Life is a footprint of the Community Journal newspaper which premiered on July 1, 1993, since then we have grown to be the leading African heritage news and information sources on Long Island. As a community - based publication, we intend to expand our presence and to encourage greater participation from all members of the community in forging our shared destiny. We are a "for-profit" business and hope to extend that spirit of economic empowerment to many other businesses in our community. We are published each week unless otherwise indicated and are distributed through newsstands, independent sales agents, and subscriptions.

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Angie Martinez leaves Hot 97 for rival station Power 105.1 The hip hop world was rocked Wednesday when longtime New York radio DJ Angie Martinez resigned from Hot 97.

decisions I’ve ever had to make, but ultimately it is time to move on, to grow and to be challenged in new ways. Saying goodbye is always emotional and bittersweet, but I am extremely excited about the future. Thank you HOT97 and most importantly….the listeners… for an unimaginable journey. Today will be my last show ❤ stay tuned…. Love, angie

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Following the announcement, online rumors began to swirl about where Martninez’s next gig would be at. Most speculated that it would be rival station Power 105.1. ‘The Breakfast Club’ on Revolt TV and why Hot 97 isn’t competition Thursday morning, Power 105.1 confirmed the speculation. The station made it official via Twitter, welcoming Angie to the team along with a press release announcing the new daily line up with Martinez taking the 2-6 pm time slot. PAGE 13


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The ADHD Awareness Book Project:

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WE DID IT AGAIN! IF YOU REMEMBER LAST YEAR THIS TIME OVER 80 ADHD EXPERTS AND COACHES, INCLUDING ME, COMPILED THEIR BEST ADHD STRATEGIES INTO A BOOK TITLED 365 WAYS TO SUCCEED WITH ADHD! WELL, WE DID IT AGAIN WITH THIS FASCINATING BOOK CONTAINING 365+1 IDEAS ON HOW TO SURVIVE WITH ADHD. IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING EITHER BOOK JUST LET ME KNOW! Lisa Byers speechlrb@yahoo.com

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To Whom Much Is Given– Cinematic Book Trailer-2013 Published on Dec 24, 2012 Cecilia T. Capers' first novel "To Whom Much Is Given" is set for 2013 publishing by Red Ibis. This is the official cinematic book trailer filmed by Saint-Victor Productions. The trailer stars Lawrence Saint-Victor, Toni RobisonMay, John Thomassen, Tatianna Mott, and Cecilia T. Capers. Directed by Lawrence SaintVictor. Cinematography by Jay Espinal. Produced by Tone at The Top Media Inc. and Red Ibis. Book photography and cover design by Charles W. Winslow. Filmed in New York City. See behind-the-scenes footage by 6 Chamber Productions in the Red Ibis "To Whom Much Is Given" Novel playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch? feature=player_embedded&v=eRM2CpqPHs ONLINE EDITION

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After 22 Years, "A Black Parent's Handbook" Is Still Empowering Black Parents Across America Nationwide (October 15, 2013) -- Back in 1990, after only two years of teaching in Brooklyn, NY and East Orange, NJ respectively, renowned educator, Baruti Kafele had the audacity to write a handbook for Black parents to assist them with educating their children. He entitled the book, A Black Parent's Handbook to Educating Your Children (Outside of the Classroom). He consequently left the classroom temporarily after his first two years of teaching to devote his life to getting A Black Parent's Handbook into the hands of thousands of parents throughout the U.S. In 1992, he returned to the classroom but continued to devote a substantial amount of energy to promoting A Black Parent's Handbook and it eventually became an Essence Magazine number one best seller in 2002. It is now in its 22nd year of empowering a whole new generation of Black parents. Kafele says that the motivation for writing this book was that he was meeting and working with so many wellintentioned parents who wanted to assist their children through the educational process but simply didn't know what to do or where to start. He frowns upon the notion that parents are not involved or don't want to be involved in their children's lives, educationally speaking. He instead asserts that parents absolutely want to be involved but are simply in need of strategies that they can easily and readily implement during the time that their children are at home. A Black Parent's Handbook is comprised of the following topics: * Preparation for Success * Reading for Success * Setting Goals for Success * Studying and Testing for Success * Communicating for Success * Collaborating for Success * Distractions for Success A Black Parent's Handbook is not a long book – it's only 74 pages. It's not a difficult read either. Instead, it is a guide providing strategies and suggestions for parents to utilize toward the educational growth and development of their children and should be referred to regularly. Over the past 22 years, parents have shared with Kafele that they literally raised their children on the contents of this book.

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that addresses reading for success. Kafele has argued for the past 22 years that in education, we can have the best schools, best curriculum, best teachers and best teaching strategies, but if Black children are not being exposed to who they are, both historically and culturally, then we are spinning our wheels at best. He argues that when Black children are exposed to "who they are," we increase the probability exponentially that they will have the will to strive for excellence because by exposing them to "their story," we are essentially helping them to develop a purpose for learning, rooted in the greatness of who they are historically. Kafele says, "I want them to see and understand where they stand along the continuum of history to help them to better understand their roles in life moving forward." About The Author Baruti Kafele, affectionately known as "Principal Kafele," excelled as an urban public school educator in New Jersey for more than 20 years. As an elementary school teacher in East Orange, he was selected as the East Orange School District and Essex County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. As a middle and high school principal, he led the transformation of four different schools, including Newark Tech High School, which went from a lowperforming school in need of improvement to being recognized by U.S. News and World Report three times as one of the best high schools in the United States. He is now a full-time national / international educational consultant. He is also the author of the books, Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success, Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life, and A Handbook for Teachers of African American Children. About The Book A Black Parent's Handbook to Educating Your Children 
 / Price: $5.00 / ISBN: 0-9629369-0-1 / 74 pgs. / paperback / Baruti Publishing. For more details, visit www.principalkafele.com Social Media www.facebook.com/principalkafele www.twitter.com/principalkafele

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Dilemma, The Way Station, The Game of Your Life and 2-1-1 Emergency are all available online at Createspace: https:// www.createspace.com/4444954

Dilemma U.S. Marshal Harry Bailey the case of the Murderous I.D. Thief

Authored by Min Larry Montgomery Sr. ABOUT THIS BOOK Dilemma: di-lem-ma: noun: 1. A situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, esp. equally undesirable ones. This book is another case in the ongoing series based on the life and times of the fictional character, U.S. Marshal Harry Bailey, entitled: Dilemma--The case of the Murderous Identity Theft. An identity theft steals the identity of a serial killer whose M.O. is to steal the identity of her victims and then kill them when she is ready to move on. The penalty for Identity theft as a Class D Felony is 7 years in prison with restitution and reparations. The Penalty for Murder or conspiracy to murder can be http://www.amazon.com/ dp/B00F8NJH7Q Death or life in prison without the possibility for parole. This story centers around a young African American immigrant who will do anything to live the high life, engage in sex for money, sale and use drugs, anything to be considered a lady of leisure. In furtherance of keeping this lifestyle our villainess preys on married men, steals their wife's identity sleeps with and uses the husband letting him think he is lavishly courting her until the money runs out. Then she blackmails them using theirs or their wife's money to pay her bills. Until one day she stole the identity of a serial killer whose m.o. was to steal identities just as she does but when the money runs out she savagely kills the victim and attaches herself to the victims loved ones until the inheritance has been spent and then she moves on to a new opportunity. Marshal Bailey catches the case of an identity theft victim; a woman whose husband was black mailed by the serial killer after a failed trisk and then wound up dead. The investigation is hampered by the activities of a second identity thief, who by all accounts is a serial liar. Finally the serial killer turns her attention to our lead suspect and it is only a matter of time before the two collide in this deadly game of identity cat and mouse. The serial killer makes two failed attempts to finish off the identity thief but not until the third attempt does Marshal Bailey intervene... The question is does our main suspect survive, or does the serial killer win out? Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General

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“THE GAME OF YOUR LIFE” (Genre: Sci fi) By Minister Larry Montgomery, Sr. Author of the ‘U.S. Marshal Harry Bailey Parables of Life Series’ If you think Video Game Playing is the way of the future then this story is for you. Here we take a hard look at that dream job in the future. In the year 2050, today’s Video Game Playing dream job becomes a real life nightmare since you literally have to risk your life to collect your paycheck. Follow Randy Hatchfield a year 2050 video game quality assurance agent who sets out to collect the biggest paycheck of his career, from an employer who will stop at nothing to keep him from collecting it. Randy like you or I, has followed the rules, put in his hours, and is now ready to get paid. Follow him through the longest 24 hours of his life and see what it costs him to collect the biggest paycheck of his life in the ‘GAME OF YOUR LIFE.’ God Bless... ONLINE EDITION

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Jimmy Scott, Grammynominated jazzman with ethereal voice, dies LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jimmy Scott, a jazzman with an ethereal man-child voice who found success late in life with the Grammy-nominated album “All the Way,” has died. He was 88. Scott died in his sleep Thursday at his Las Vegas home, said his wife, Jeanie Scott. He had battled health problems stemming from a genetic hormone deficiency and had been under the care of a home nurse, she said. His 1992 comeback album “All the Way” sold only 49,000 copies in the U.S. but earned him cult-like popularity in Europe and Asia, particularly Japan, where he often sold out performances. ONLINE EDITION

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Eventually, he performed with the likes of Elton John, Lou Reed, Michael Stipe and Sting. He also appeared in the series finale of “Twin Peaks,” singing the song “Sycamore Trees,” co-written by the TV show’s creator David Lynch. “I love show business,” Scott told The Associated Press in 2004. “It’s my life, honey, and I try to enjoy it.” His signature high voice came from Kallmann’s syndrome, which kept him from experiencing puberty and stunted his growth. He stood just under 5 feet — and his voice did not change. At age 37, he grew another 8 inches to the height of 5 feet, 7 inches. Although that trait ultimately helped Scott stand out as a singer, he also suffered from congestive heart failure and had a lifestyle that included heavy drinking and smoking. Despite his youthful sound, Scott brought heavy emotion to his delivery, often dramatically drawing out lyrics and singing far behind the beat. The technique won praise from Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson and Madonna, who after seeing him perform in 1994 told The New York Times that Scott was the only singer who ever made her cry. “Jimmy had soul way back when people weren’t using the word,” Ray Charles once said in a PBS documentary on the history of jazz. A record label dispute prevented Scott from making an album in the 1950s produced by Charles. Scott’s previous record company, Savoy Records, said it had an exclusive, lifetime contract with him, and the company blocked Scott’s efforts to release new records for nearly 20 years. Savoy Records dropped the matter in the 1970s. By that time, Scott had returned to Cleveland, where he worked as a hotel clerk and nursing home aide before returning to the

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stage in 1985 and resuming his recording career in 1990. Scott was born in Cleveland on July 17, 1925. He had a difficult childhood in East Cleveland, losing his mother, who cultivated his passion for music, in a traffic accident at age 13. His first claim to fame came in 1949 when he recorded the vocals as “Little Jimmy Scott” for the Lionel Hampton Band’s “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool.” His name never appeared on the record, and he never received royalties from the jukebox hit. He was roommates with Quincy Jones as the band traveled the world. “I am so deeply saddened at the news that my friend and brother Jimmy Scott has left us,” Jones said in a written statement. “If you don’t believe that Jimmy was one of the most influential jazz singers of his day, all you have to do is listen to his recordings ‘Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool’ and ‘Why Was I Born.’” At age 67, Scott was rediscovered by a Warner Bros. Records executive who heard him sing at a friend’s funeral, and the result was “All the Way.” He went on to release several more recordings, including the jazz-gospel album “Heaven,” for the Sire and Milestone labels, and appeared on Reed’s 1992 recording “Magic and Loss.” He was also the subject of a documentary film “Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew” and a biography “Faith In Time: The Life ofJimmy Scott.” In 2007, he received the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Award, the nation’s highest jazz honor.

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THE SUFFOLK THEATER ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2014 CALENDAR FEATURING ROCK + SOUL LEGENDS, COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD NOMINEES, COMEDY GREATS, MORE Season Includes Robert Hunter, Ben E. King, Southside Johnny, Joan Osborne, the LGBT Comedy Festival, and more SUFFOLK THEATER SUMMER 2014 SHOWS AND DESCRIPTIONS Saturday, 6/7 Ben E. King – The Voice of 50s-60s Soul Hits Join us as we welcome the legendary voice of "The Drifters." Known for summer classics "Under the Boardwalk", "Up On The Roof" & "Stand By Me". The Suffolk Theater is very proud to present this legend and one of the great voices of American music. Tickets are $50 Doors, Restaurant & Bar open at 6:30 Show begins at 8pm. A la carte menu available throughout the evening. Sunday, 6/8 Tuck & Patti Known for their intricate yet soulful Grammy-nominated guitar and vocal interpretations of songs such as Jimi Hendrix's “Little Wing” and Cyndi Lauper's “Time After Time,” this jazz and folk duo have reinvented their instruments. Tuck Andress is one of the most emulated guitarists in jazz, able to create complex and intricate multi-line orchestrations using just one guitar. Patti is one of the most passionate voices in jazz. Join the Suffolk Theater as we present the soulful voice of Patti and the guitar mastership of Tuck in the incomparable Jazz Duo, Tuck & Patti. Tickets are $45 Doors, Restaurant & Bar open at 6:30 Show begins at 8:00pm. A la carte menu available throughout the evening. Thursday, 6/12 “You Should Be Dancing" Bee Gee's Tribute Band: DANCE THURSDAY! Break out your Jump Suits and tube tops and come to the Suffolk Theater where "You Should Be Dancing" to the hits of the Bee Gee's as you catch Disco Fever. This authentic tribute to one of music's most original and most influential groups will have you dancing from the moment you walk through the door. Tickets $30.00 Door, Bar & Restaurant open at 6:30. Music and Dancing begin at 8pm. A la carte menu available throughout the evening. Friday, 6/13 The Georgia Satellites – Classic Southern Rock Got a little change in your pocket - goin' jing a ling a ling? Wanna call us on the telephone... give us a ring? Well come on down for a rare performance by the best country rock band in the nation- the Georgia Satellites and for only $25!!! Country? Classic rock? Well don't choose, we got you covered. I know what you're thinking: "DON'T HAND ME NO LINES AND KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF... This is a STANDING ROOM General Admission Show. Seating is limited.

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Brenda Blackmon is one of the most recognizable and talented journalists in the nation’s number one television market, New York. She joined the news team at WWORTV in 1990 and became a multi-Emmy award winning reporter and role model for her community. She has won numerous awards for journalism and has received community citations and notable honors. The Urban/Black Entertainment Report says, “She has such a warm, engaging and effervescent personality you can’t help but like her instantly.” The Network Journal recognized her as one of the “25 Most Influential Black Women in Business”, redefining excellence. Her hometown of Columbus, Georgia honored her as “One of the Century’s Most Influential.” She was influential indeed, making history as the city’s first African American News Anchor. Brenda has done it all: reporter, film editor, film photographer, talk show host for television and radio, show producer, writer, and TV anchorwoman for decades. Brenda graduated Magna Cum Laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University and has received two honorary doctorates. She is now working on her MBA. Brenda says, “I believe as it is written in Isaiah 56:1, Be just and fair to all. Do what’s right and good.

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Marlon Wayans is best known for his role in the Scary Movie film series, and for being the youngest of the Wayans siblings. Born in New York City in 1972, Marlon Wayans is a comedian and actor, and the youngest of the Wayans siblings. He made his name on In Living Color and the Scary Movie series. Early Life Marlon Wayans was born on July 23, 1972, in New York City. His father, Howell Wayans, was a supermarket manager and his mother, Elvira Wayans, was a homemaker. Marlon Wayans is the youngest of ten Wayans siblings, all of whom are notable figures in the entertainment industry. Most notable among the Wayans clan are Keenen, an actor, director and writer; Damon, an actor and producer; Kim, an actress; and Shawn, an actor and writer. The family came up from very humble beginnings. Packed into a small apartment in the Fulton housing projects on the ONLINE EDITION

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The top hip-hop dads in the music industry Being a Hip-Hop Dad is no easy feat. Hip-Hop is inherently a youth-oriented culture with a rebellious streak. If you are a rapper, being a father can eventually become a conundrum, particularly if you strive to be a good parent. Think about it: you have created a persona that precedes you, and then you have this new responsible version of yourself that co-exists with the entertainer that is beloved by millions. What’s a rapper to do? Firstly, reinvention is often key, and the science is a tricky one akin to alchemy. One thing is for certain: these cool dudes are proof that the paradigm has shifted. Once upon a time, rappers’ albums often had an obligatory (and typical) “f**k my pops” song, an ode to the deadbeat daddy. From what I have been able to gather, the following men have been on their A-game as fathers to their kids. This is not to say that they are perfect men but simply that they have tremendous dedication to their kids.

and his family have it all. Run has done it right and is now a grandfather by the way of his lovely daughter Vanessa. Through a tenor in entertainment, Run has not only helped propel his kids forward but blessed them with wings. The Game He punches rappers and Instagrams alleged death threats.

T.I. The trap boy is now the new version of Rev. Run. That’s right. Tip aka Trouble Man is now the family man incarnate with, “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.” We all

Notwithstanding, The Game oozes over his kids like no rapper alive. You will be hard-pressed to find a Rap Dad that dotes over his kids and yet keeps it real in the streets like Jayceon (his official name). The Game, 34, treads that delicate line of street cred and fatherhood. Will Smith These days, Will Smith is the controversial father, especially with the recent dust up with daughter Willow. Willow,

know that reality TV is in fact TV crafted for entertainment, so the facts are always a bit skewed. We also know there are some truths that just cannot be faked, and the relationship between T.I. and his tribe seems genuine and real. Hopefully, he and wife Tiny can resolve their differences. Rev. Run of Run DMC Rev. Run godfathered the “Hip-Hop dad” and crafted the prototype for the likes of T.I. The model for Rev. was certainly the jovial Bill Cosby, but the rap legend continues to make his mark. From MTV’s “Run’s House” to kids with businesses and rap careers, it seems as though Run ONLINE EDITION

13, was photographed in the bed with a 20-year-old family friend. Despite seemingly mixed signals, Will represents the bastion of progressive fatherhood. He and wife Jada Pinkett-

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deadbeat. Diddy’s flashy lifestyle has little bearing on handling his responsibility as a man. LL Cool J LL Cool J’s kids love him more than the ladies. He and wife Simone have done it the old school way, as they have

People have always slept on Master P, but the narco-

almost been married 20 years strong. Before marrying, they had two kids and another pair after they walked down the aisle. Decades later, LL remains one of the positive forces of fatherhood and, overall, a man that carries the responsibility well. Eminem It might be hard to see Eminem as a great father with the naked eye, so taking a closer look is imperative. His daughter Hailie Jade has been the subject of many of his classic

lepsy of others doesn’t detract from the absolute father that Master P is. I smile every time I see Master P and his offspring Romeo and Cymphonique on those campy college commercials. Unfortunately, P is in the fight of a lifetime over his children now that he and his wife are at odds. The mogul claims he slipped up and missed a court day, causing a judge to award his estranged wife a default judgement with all of his underage kids. This isn’t the last we’ve heard from him. Sen “Diddy” Combs Diddy catches a lot of flack because he happens to have several baby-mamas. But this fact is a mere formality, and judgmental folks need only pay attention to how well he treats these lil Diddies. He even “adopted” Quincy, the son of Al. B Sure! (and biological child of his former lady Kim Porter), who has accused the 80’s R&B singer of being a

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songs, many of which include the lyrical slaying of his exwife Kim. On top of that, Em has an adopted daughter Alaina Mather; she is the biological daughter of Kim’s twin sister and is being raised as Hailie’s sister. Everybody Else: Honestly, there are too many dope Hip-Hop dads. Dres of 90’s act Black Sheep and his son are like two peas in a pod. Bun B, the underground king, always posts pictures of his family and also is a proud grandfather. Ace Hood has always rapped about being a father and how he hustles hard for his baby girl. (Ace also rapped about the tragedy of losing one of his daughters.) These stories are never-ending and are consistent with the notion that a tide is turning. Overall, these Hip-Hop dads are just like other conscientious fathers. They just desire the best for their kids and seek to provide for them, show love to them and protect them by any means necessary. HAPPY FATHERS DAY!

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ans says. Career Beginnings Despite the poverty of his early years, by the time Marlon reached high school, many of his elder siblings were already achieving success as comedians and actors, and he set out to follow in their footsteps. He attended the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, and in 1988, at the age of 16, he made his film debut in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans's parody of the "blaxploitation" film genre popular during the 1970s. While not especially noteworthy in its own right, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka provided the blueprint for many of the Wayans brothers' later films: low-budget, family-made spoofs that, despite their outrageous comedy, also help bring to the light the stereotypes and clichĂŠs underpinning various film genres. Wayans graduated from high school in 1990 and continued on to study at Howard University in Washington, D.C. However, with his siblings' show business careers soaring ahead, Wayans grew antsy in school, and in 1992, after only two years of college, he dropped out. Wayans took a role on another Keenen Ivory Wayans production, In Living Color, the highly acclaimed sketch comedy show that helped launch the careers of such future stars as Jim Carrey and Jamie Foxx. In 1996, Marlon Wayans again teamed with his brothers to film Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, a spoof modeled after I'm Gonna Git You Sucka but with coming-ofage-in-the-hood movies as the satirized genre.

Marlon Wayans married longtime girlfriend Angelica Zackary in 2005. They have two children, a son Shawn (named after Wayans's brother) and a daughter Amai. Although he grew up in a household already crowded with successful entertainers, Wayans did not succumb to the pressure of being overshadowed by his siblings, instead embracing the opportunity to learn from his family. "I'm happy to do what I love and do it with who I love," he said. Asked whether it ever gets difficult being directed by his older brothers, Wayans responded, "My brothers have been telling me what to do my whole life, but at least I'm getting paid for it now!" Shawn Wayan is an actor known for co-starring with his brother Marlon in various comic spoofs, including the Scary Movie franchise. Synopsis

Mainstream Success Marlon Wayans soon moved farther into the spotlight, winning widespread popularity when he and brother Shawn costarred in the WB sitcom The Wayans Bros., a largely autobiographical show based on the brothers' real relationship and personalities. The Wayans Bros., which ran from 1995 to '99, helped transform Marlon Wayans into one of the most prominent members of his decorated family. Then, in 2000, he co-wrote and acted in his most popular film to date, the blockbuster horror spoof Scary Movie. The film, which cost a paltry $19 million to make, earned an astounding $157 million at the box office, making it the highestgrossing film ever directed by an African-American (Keenen Ivory Wayans). Marlon Wayans also co-wrote and appeared in the film's several sequels: Scary Movie 2 (2001), Scary Movie 3 (2003) and Scary Movie 4 (2006). In addition to the Scary Movie series, Marlon Wayans and his brother Shawn have starred in the popular spoof films White Chicks (2004), Little Man (2006) and Dance Flick (2009). In addition to the spoof films he makes with his siblings, Marlon Wayans has also branched out into more serious films with other actors. "A lot of people just think I'm funny and crazy all the time," he says, "but I went to a performing arts high school, so I'm trained in the dramatic arts. I just happen to be funny." He earned high praise for his portrayal of a heroin addict in the dark 2000 film Requiem for a Dream. In 2004, he played opposite Tom Hanks in The Ladykillers, and he landed a lead role playing the faONLINE EDITION

Born January 19, 1971 in New York City, Shawn Wayans is the second youngest of the 10 Wayans siblings, a close-knit family of actors, screenwriters and directors best known for comic spoofs such as Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, the Scary Movie series and Dance Flick.

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Casey Kasem dead; former radio host was 82 Originally published: June 15, 2014 11:03 AM Updated: June 16, 2014 8:48 AM In pop culture, Casey Kasem was as sweet and dependable as a glass of warm milk and a plate of chocolate chip cookies, which only made the ugliness of his last few years of life seem more bizarre and tragic. The radio host of "American Top 40" and voice of animated television characters like Scooby-Doo's sidekick Shaggy died Sunday morning at a hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington. He was 82. He suffered from a form of dementia, and his three adult children from his first wife fought a bitter legal battle with Kasem's second wife, Jean, over control of his health care in his final months. That made Kasem a fixture on news outlets that feed on the sleazier side of celebrity life at a time when it wasn't clear he was aware of it or even able to understand. MORE: Recent notable deaths | Most shocking celeb deaths | Stars who died young | The tragic 27 club This wouldn't seem all that remarkable for a badbehaving pop star or actor who shed spouses with the frequency of changing characters. But this was Casey Kasem, whose work epitomized the gentler, romantic side of pop culture, of a time when stars were admired for their celebrity and worshipped for their talent. "American Top 40," with Kasem's soft, homey voice counting down the hits, was a refuge from shock jocks or the screaming big-city radio voices. It was dependable, broadcast on some 1,000 stations at its peak, so if you were driving in Connecticut or Kansas, California or Kentucky, you could always take a measure of the pop charts with Casey. Kasem weaved stories around the songs, anecdotes about interactions with fans or gee-whiz tales about how stars got their starts. Seldom was heard a ONLINE EDITION

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discouraging word, unless it was a starting point for a narrative about coming back from hardship, the darkness before the dawn. Interspersed in the countdowns were the longdistance dedications, songs played for a long-lost or distant lover in the hope a heart would be stirred. You'd wince at some of the hokey song selections, but only the truly cynic would laugh at the emotion that spilled out of the letters Kasem read. At the end of the show, always, would come Kasem's signature words of advice: "Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars." On the first "American Top 40" in July 1970, Kasem counted down to Three Dog Night's "Mama Told Me Not to Come" at the No. 1 spot. As the years went on, Kasem progressed through disco and punk, arena rock and rap. All were welcome under Casey's big tent. Kasem was of Lebanese descent, born in Detroit as Kemal Amin Kasem, and he spoke out on issues promoting greater understanding of Arab-Americans throughout his life. He made his name as a disc jockey, and when his career blossomed in the Los Angeles area, he took on other voice work. He was Robin in the animated "Batman" series. He once said his work on "Scooby-Doo" would outlast anything he did. He was succeeded at "American Top 40" in 2004 by Ryan Seacrest, a fan who said he used to imitate Kasem counting down the hits when he was a boy. "When decades later I took over his AT40 countdown show, it was a surreal moment," Seacrest said in a statement. "Casey had a distinctive friendly on-air voice, and he was just as affable and nice if you had the privilege to be in his company. He'll be greatly missed by all of us." "Scooby-Doo" may last longer, but we'll bet Kasem will most be remembered for "American Top 40" and his place in the continuum of pop music accounting, from "American Bandstand" to "Soul Train," ''Total Request Live" to Spotify playlists. Hard feelings being what they are, it's difficult to imagine the fight between the people Kasem is leaving behind will simply end with his death. Kasem, at least, is at peace. And instead of thinking about squabbling, his fans can imagine what it would have sounded like to hear Casey Kasem counting down to John Legend, Pharrell Williams and Iggy Azalea.

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and director Angela Bassett, who also co-starred with Whitney Houston herself in the 1995 film “Waiting to Exhale”. This will be Bassett’s first directorial debut. Bassett comments, “I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments; and I feel a responsibility in the telling of their story. Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world.” The movie will depict Whitney Houston and husband Bobby Brown’s personal life, “from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage.” Critics says that this will be DaCosta’s biggest and most challenging role, but many seem to agree that she is capable of pulling it off. Dacosta, who is of Brazilian and Nigerian descent, reportedly speaks multiple languages including French and Spanish. She is a graduate from Brown University in Providence, R.I. (an Ivy League school). What do you think? Can she pull it off?

Hollywood, CA — Actress Yaya DaCosta, best known for her debut on “America’s Next Top Model,” has been cast to play Whitney Houston in the upcoming Lifetime movie about the pop singer’s life and career. The 31-year old actress has also been seen in popular TV shows like “All My Children,” “Ugly Betty,” and “House”. She also had a co-starring role in “Lee Daniel’s The Butler” and “Tron: Legacy”. The movie, titled “Whitney Houston”, will premiere in 2015 and will be directed by Oscar-award winning actress ONLINE EDITION

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Ida B. Wells: Journalist. Teacher. Anti-Lynching Crusader. Women’s Rights Activist. Civil Rights Pioneer. Ida B. Wells was born into slavery on July 16, 1862, in Holly Springs, Mississippi. She was orphaned at 16 after both of her parents and a younger sibling died from a yellow fever epidemic. In order to support and care for her five remaining siblings, she secured a job as a teacher. She eventually moved to Memphis where she became a leading journalist and civil rights activist. When her newspaper office was destroyed in an angry response to her outspoken writings, Ida B. Wells was exiled from Memphis, and stayed away from the South for over 30 years. In 1893 and 1894, she traveled across the United States and throughout the United Kingdom and Great Britain, passionately writing and speaking out against lynching. She eventually moved to Chicago and married Ferdinand L. Barnett in 1895. The widowed Ferdinand was an attorney and editor of The Conservator, one of Chicago’s Black newspapers. In addition to the two children from his first marriage, he and Ida had four children together. Ida B. Wells-Barnett continued her activism while juggling motherhood and her many civil rights commitments. In 1909, she was one of the founders of the NAACP, although she later had conflicts with its leadership because she was perceived as too “radical.” She also worked with Susan B. Anthony as a leader in the movement for women’s suffrage. In Chicago, Ms. Wells worked with Jane Addams to prevent the establishment of segregated public schools, helped to open Chicago’s first kindergarten for Black children, founded the Negro Fellowship League to assist Black men and boys who were excluded from the YMCA, and started the Alpha Suffrage Club – an organization of Black women who worked to obtain the right to vote. Ida B. Wells-Barnett died on March 25, 1931, at the age of 68, from a brief illness due to kidney failure. She and her husband, Ferdinand L. Barnett, are interred together in Chicago’s Oak Woods Cemetery Statements of Support “The Ida B. Wells Monument is a singular opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge Bronzeville’s history while anticipating its future.” Alderman William D. Burns, 4th Ward “I am writing in support of your efforts and to comment the Ida B. Wells Commemorative Art Committee and the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture for developing a monument that will celebrate Ida B. Wells’ legacy and help increase public awarement of her imONLINE EDITION

portant work. The location of the monument in Chicago’s historic Bronzeville community is of great significance and appreciation to the communities and generational admireres who were impacted by her work…As a female leader of the great state of Illinois I can personally appreciate and support eh commemoration of Ms. Wells’ life, work and writings.” – Kimberly du Buclet, State Representative, 26th District As the written history of America finally, albeit slowly, recognizes the role of African Americans, some names emerge as giants from the shadows. One of those is certainly Ida B. Wells, America’s premier anti-lynching campaigner. Born into slavery, she was destined to be one who would help shape post Civil War America as an investigative journalist, newspaper editor and publisher, and leader of the emerging women’s and civil rights movements. We here in Chicago are proud to claim her as our own for the many years of leadership she provided our city. I was delighted to learn of plans for a

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monument to her life and work here in the place she called home for so many years and trust that the project will soon become a reality. – Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL 7th District) It is without hesitation that I offer my support for the Ida B. Wells Monument. Sadly, much of the history of Bronzeville is not celebrated as it should be. It is important that people who live or visit our community know about the many contributions some of its residents have made towards social justice…She used her many talents to address inequality wherever she saw it even in the face of threats against her….As residents and tourists alike visit the monument, they will undoubtedly be moved by the courageous dedication exhibited by Ms. Wells and gain a greater appreciation for the historical significance of Bronzeville. I see this as an opportunity to generate community pride while inspiring others to pursue the type of important work that was carried out by Ida B. Wells. - Alderman Pat Dowell, 3rd Ward “It is with hope and pride that I support the movement for an Ida B. Wells Monument in Oakwood Shores. As a journalist and social activist, Wells was a strong voice against racism and sexism. Her advocacy paved the way for generations of African-Americans who followed her, and she should be commemorated with a monument that will invite future generations to learn about her contributions.” – Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul, 13th District “At a time when women were seen and not heard, Ida B. Wells was a voice for those who had none. Even today her legacy lives on, and she continues to be a role model for young women. Her advocacy for equality for women and African Americans should inspire us all to speak out against injustice.” – Lt. Governor Sheila Simon

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The Monument A monumental sculpture accompanied by supportive art pieces will be located in a park-like setting on the Langley Boulevard median, just south of 37th Street in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. The Langley Boulevard median lies at the heart of the Oakwood Shores community, on the former site of the Ida B. Wells public housing development. The plaza where the Ida B. Wells monument will be erected. The Ida B. Wells Commemorative Art Committee has commissioned the creation of a sculptured monument that will honor the life and times of the historic Ida B. Wells. The sculpture will be created by Richard Hunt, a Chicago native and world-renowned artist. The abstract sculpture capturing the artist’s vision of Ida B. Wells and her legacy will be at least 20 feet tall, and will have a large base upon which an image of Ida B. Wells and excerpts of her writings will be engraved. Upon completion, this monument will be donated to the City of Chicago’s Public Art Collection. As a second phase of the project, smaller, interactive art pieces will be commissioned to allow the public to experience the work of Ida B. Wells in a reflective manner. While a precise description of the project awaits the artist’s conception, additional elements may include a timeline of key events related to Ms. Wells’ causes and accomplishments, occasional seating along the pathway in the Langley median, or boulevard signposts or similar features with a historical narrative and illustrations.

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Early Life Shawn Wayans was born January 19, 1971, in New York City. His father, Howell Wayans, was a supermarket manager, and his mother, Elvira Wayans, was a homemaker. Shawn Wayans is the second youngest of 10 Wayans siblings, all of whom are notable figures in the entertainment industry. Most notable among the Wayans clan are Keenen, an actor, director and writer; Damon, an actor and producer; Kim, an actress; and Marlon, an actor and writer. Wayans attended the Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. By the time he reached high school, several of his elder siblings were already achieving success as comedians, actors and directors, and Wayans set out to follow in their footsteps. While only a junior in high school, he made his film debut, a brief cameo in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, a parody of the "blaxploitation" films of the 1970s written and directed by older brother Keenen Ivory Wayans. Film and Television Career Shawn Wayans graduated from high school in 1989, and in 1991 he joined several of his siblings in the cast of In Living Color, the highly acclaimed sketch-comedy show, also written and directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. The show established the Wayans clan as a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood while also helping launch the careers of unrelated future stars like Jim Carrey and Jamie Foxx. Shawn Wayans left the show in 1993, but three years later, he again teamed up with brothers Keenen and Marlon to make Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, a spoof of earnest coming-of-agein-the-hood flicks like Boyz n the Hood. Shawn Wayans gained wider popularity when he and brother Marlon costarred in the largely autobiographical sitcom The Wayans Bros., which aired on the WB network from 1995 to 1999. The show helped to establish both Shawn and Marlon among the most prominent members of

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their illustrious family. In 2000, Wayans co-wrote and also acted in his most popular film to date, the blockbuster horror spoof Scary Movie. The film, which cost only $19 million to make, raked in an astounding $157 million at the box office, making it the highest-grossing film ever directed by an African-American (Keenen Ivory Wayans). Shawn Wayans also co-wrote and appeared in the film's several sequels: Scary Movie 2 (2001), Scary Movie 3 (2003) and Scary Movie 4 (2006). Apart from the Scary Movie series, Shawn Wayans and his brother Marlon have also starred in the popular spoof films White Chicks (2004), Little Man (2006) and Dance Flick (2009). Family Man Shawn Wayans is also the creative force behind Thugaboo, an ongoing series of children's television specials that began in 2006. The specials attempt to communicate important life lessons to kids through humor and music. "The shows deal with universal themes and issues that kids are facing today," Wayans says. "We try to deal with them through humor. Then, at the end of each episode, we wrap it up with a little song about what it is that they just learned from that episode." Wayans' lone foray into acting in a project outside the family came in the largely forgettable 1999 thriller New Blood. Shawn Wayans and his wife Ursula have three children: two daughters, Laila and Illia, and a son, Marlon, named after Shawn's younger brother. Shawn Wayans and his remarkably talented siblings have created dozens of hit films. Still, the family's most impressive feat may not be their films' success, but rather the fact that they all still get along so well after working together for so long. It's something Shawn Wayans attributes to their upbringing and their insistence on putting fun and family first: "We love it. We make a family environment, it's fun, everybody knows what needs to be done," he says. "I think it has to do with how we were raised, to look out for one another."

Michael Jace pleads not guilty in wife’s murder LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor who played a police officer on “The Shield” TV series pleaded not guilty to murder Wednesday in the death of his wife and was ordered to stay away from his two young sons. Michael Jace entered the plea through his attorneys and was told by a judge to stay away from his two children and not contact them if he is eventually released on $2 million bail. Jace, 51, is accused of shooting his wife to death on May 19 in their Los Angeles home. The children, both under 10, were home at the time and unharmed. Jace’s attorney Jason Sias said his client might seek a reduction of his bail at a future hearing. The lawyer said Jace did not contest the protective order involving his children because he wants to do what is best for them. “Mr. Jace is just concerned about his children,” Sias said after the hearing. The actor is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 1 for a possible preliminary hearing involving evidence in the case. Police have not disclosed a motive for the slaying but have said they were looking into whether financial or other domestic issues may have been involved. The family of April Jace has called her death a senseless act of domestic violence. Police sayMichael Jace called 911 to report the killing. Audio of Jace’s call has not been made public, but fire officials have released a 911 call from April Jace’s father in which he says the actor told him he had shot the victim. “My son-in-law called me, and (texted) me, and said come get the kids because he shot April, our daughter,” the caller, whose name was redacted from the audio, told a fire department dispatcher. April Jace, 40, a financial aid counselor at Biola University, had three sons, including the two with Michael Jace. Michael Jace also appeared on the show “Southland” and had small roles in the movies “Planet of the Apes,” ”Boogie Nights” and “Forrest Gump.” ONLINE EDITION

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Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band 70's FUNK Saturday July 5, 2014 "Let's Groove Tonight" with the Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band as you dance the night away. Featuring all of your favorite hits Shining Starr, September, Lets Groove and More! Tickets $25.00 Door, Bar & Restaurant open at 6:30. Show begins at 8pm. A la carte menu available throughout the evening

Mallet Man, Tito Puente Jr & Bernard Purdie: Jazz Summit: - Three of Jazz's legendary percussive players together for one hot night! Jason "Malletman" Taylor, vibe protĂŠgĂŠ of Lionel Hampton. Tito Puente Jr, progeny of the great Salsa Legend Tito Puente & one of the top Latin percussion players in the country. Bernard Purdie the most recorded drummer in world with credits to BB King Aretha Franklin & more. This is one show you won't want to miss! Tickets are $40 Doors open at 6:30. Show at 8pm. A la carte menu available throughout the evening.

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band Sunday July 13, 2014 The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a New Orleans, Louisiana, brass band established in 1977 by Benny Jones with members of the Tornado Brass Band. The Dirty Dozen revolutionized the New Orleans brass band style by incorporating funk and bebop into the traditional New Orleans jazz style, and has been a major influence on the majority of New Orleans brass bands since. Tickets are $35 Bar & Restaurant open at 6:00. Show begins at 7pm. A la carte menu available throughout the evening.

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FANTASIA SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 at 8PM Tickets are $69.50 & $49.50 ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 20 Fantasia Actress Fantasia Monique Barrino, commonly known simply by the mononym Fantasia, is an American R&B singer and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the reality television series American Idol in 2004. Wikipedia Born: June 30, 1984 (age 29), High Point, NC Movies and TV shows: American Idol, Fantasia for Real, Celebration of Gospel: Taking You Higher Siblings: Ricco Barrino ONLINE EDITION

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Earth, Wind & Fire Thursday, June 19 at 8pm Friday, June 20 at 8pm Join the Party! Going to the Earth, Wind & Fire concert on Thursday, June 19? Arrive early and get in the groove of NJPAC’s Boogie Wonderland party – don’t forget to wear your platform shoes, tinted glasses and polyester disco shirt. We’ll have music, memory photos and drink specials beginning at 7pm. Far out! With more than 90 million records sold and eight Grammys awarded throughout 40 years, Earth, Wind & Fire ONLINE EDITION

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(“September,” “Let’s Groove”) has staked its claim as one of the most influential bands in music history. During the 1970s, a new brand of pop music was born of the group’s mighty horns – one that was steeped in African and African-American styles, particularly jazz and R&B. Founded by Maurice White, Earth, Wind & Fire has built a reputation for spellbinding live shows and innovative recordings. Single-performance tickets are available online at njpac.org, via phone at 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-4665722) or at the NJPAC Box Office, One Center St., Newark. For groups of 10 or more, call the NJPAC sales desk at 1-888-MY-NJPAC (1-888-696-5722). All tickets purchased online and via phone are subject to a per-ticket handling charge. The NJPAC Box Office is open Tuesday-Saturday from noon to 6pm and Sunday from noon-5pm. The Box Office is closed on Mondays. Phone calls to 1-888-GO-NJPAC (466-5722) for single-performance ticket orders are answered seven days a week, from 9am to 9pm. Phone calls to 1-888-MY-NJPAC (696-5722) for groups of 10 or more are answered Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Artists, dates, times, venues, programs and prices are subject to change. Questions or comments? Please e-mail ticketservices@njpac.org. © 2014 NJPAC - Administrative Offices: 973-642-8989 Box Office (Toll Free): 1-888-466-5722

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AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! 2014 TOUR

7/29/14 Prairie

COMING TO NASSAU COLISEUM FRIDAY JULY 11TH, 2014 Tickets On Sale Nationwide Beginning Friday, May 9, at AmericanIdol.com/tour $1 From Every Ticket Donated To The Melanoma Research Alliance LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2014 – No other show in TV history has proven to be a force like AMERICAN IDOL®. Fans of the hit series can see this season’s talented Top Ten Finalists live when the AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! tour returns this summer. 19 Entertainment announced today the 41show concert tour launches Tuesday, June 24, in Binghamton, NY, and stops in major cities, including New York and Los Angeles, before wrapping in Redmond, WA, on Saturday, August 23. Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, May 9, via www.AmericanIdol.com/tour. Once again, AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! has partnered with The Melanoma Research Alliance (www.curemelanoma.org). For every ticket purchased for the tour, AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! will donate $1 to The Melanoma Research Alliance to help cure melanoma. ®

AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with Season 13 Finalists C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, MK Nobilette, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson and Sam Woolf. The AMERICAN IDOL XIII Season Finale will air Tuesday, May 20, (8:00-9:00 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT) and Wednesday, May 21, (8:0010:00 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT) on FOX, before this season’s Top Ten finalists continue on to the 2014 Live! tour this summer. Past tours have featured stars such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Adam Lambert, Scotty McCreery, Phillip Phillips, Candice Glover and many more.

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Fantasy Springs Special

AMERICAN IDOL XIII is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. About 19 Entertainment/CORE Media Group Inc. 19 Entertainment is a division of CORE Media Group Inc. and home to iconic and enduring properties like AMERICAN IDOL and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. CORE Media Group Inc. launched in May 2012 as a newly-branded version of the company formerly known as CKx. For more information about CORE Media Group Inc. and 19 Entertainment, visit www.coremediagroup.com.

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Natasha Desai, PMK*BNC 310-854-4831 Natasha.Desai@pmkbnc.com

Meghan Prophet, PMK*BNC 310-967-7246

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From Frank Morrison's "Soul Sista Collection"

DYNASTY Media: Offset Limited Edition Lithographs L/E: 500 S/N Available $200 SALE PRICE $150 L/E: 50 Hand Painted Remarques $300 SALE PRICE $250 A/P: 10 Hand Painted Artist Proofs $400 SALE PRICE $350 H/C: 10 Canvas Giclee's $700 SALE PRICE $650 IMAGE SIZE: 27X36 SHIPS APRIL 25, 2014

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Report: Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith Cleared by Child Protective Services Following Investigation

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The investigation was prompted after an anonymous tip was sent to DCFS concerning "the welfare and safety of Willow, based on the contents of the photo.” Both parents showed full support of Willow during the photo incident. "Here's the deal," Pinkett Smith told TMZ on May 8. "There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation. You guys are projecting your trash onto it. You're acting like covert pedophiles and that's not cool." According to the source, DCFS did tell the Smiths to closely watch their children's social media accounts, RadarOnline reported. The Smiths have not made any comments about the investigation.

Although the Smiths have been cleared, child welfare officials advised them to watch their children’s social media activity. Will Smith and wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, have been cleared of any wrongdoing after an investigation was launched by Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. The family was under investigation after a photo of their 13-year-old daughter, Willow Smith, and Moises Arias, 20, appeared online. In the photo, which was posted on Arias’ Instagram account, Willow was lying on a bed with a shirtless Arias. The photo sparked questions about the parenting style of the Smiths. Questions were posed about the appropriateness of a 13-year-old and a 20-year-old lying on a bed, as well as the age gap for a friendship. "No evidence presented that Willow has ever been in any danger around Moises or that she has ever been physically or emotionally abused," a DCFS source told RadarOnline. ONLINE EDITION

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All tickets $25. Doors open at 6:30. Show at 8pm. A la carte menu available throughout the evening. Wednesday, 6/18 CONEY ISLAND BURLESQUE Coney Island Burlesque, a revival of the most glorious and notorious of "girlie revues" in Coney Island history. A perfect fit for our sumptuous decor against a blend of old-style burlesque, sideshow freaks, strange women, new vaudeville and toe tappin' music. This show is 18+ up. Adult content. Tickets are $25. Doors open at 6:30. Show at 8pm. A la carte menu available throughout the evening. Friday, 7/20- Saturday 7/21 Always... Patsy Cline Two-day run of the musical classic. "Always ...Patsy Cline" is the musical play based on the true story of Patsy's friendship with Louise Seger, a fan who befriended Patsy in a Texas honky-tonk, and their continued correspondence until her death. Complete with down-home country humor, true emotion and audience participation, the show includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits such as “Crazy”, “I Fall to Pieces”, “Sweet Dreams” and “Walking After Midnight”, 27 songs in all. The show's title was inspired by Cline's letters to Seger, which were consistently signed "Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline. Tickets $45.00 Door, Bar & Restaurant open at 6:30. Show begins at 8pm. A la carte menu available throughout the evening. Thursday, 6/26 Mambo Loco Celebrates Summer Dance Thursday's! Come join Mambo Loco and mambo the night away! Since 2005, Mambo Loco has become synonymous with the classic music of Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican origin. Come hear the best of "Old School" Latin and Latin Jazz music around! Tickets are $20 Doors, Restaurant & Bar open at 6:30 Show begins at 8pm. A la carte menu available throughout the evening. Friday, 6/27 Mallet Man, Tito Puente Jr & Bernard Purdie: Jazz Summit Three of jazz's most legendary percussive players come together for one hot night! Jason "Malletman" Taylor is the vibe protégé of the great Lionel Hampton. Tito Puente Jr is, of course, progeny of the great Salsa Legend Tito Puente and, in his own right, one of the top Latin percussion players in the country. Bernard Purdie the most recorded drummer in world with credits to BB King Aretha Franklin and more. This is one show you won't want to miss! Tickets are $40 Doors open at 6:30. Show at 8pm. A la carte menu available throughout the evening. Thursday, 7/3 The Lovin Spoonful Do You Believe in Magic? Well – you will! Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The Lovin' Spoonful combine the best of Folk, Country and Rock & Roll. Best known for their hits: “Do You Believe in Magic,” “Day Dream,” “Summer in the City,” “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind,” ONLINE EDITION

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and many more. Tickets are $45 Doors, Restaurant & Bar open at 6:30 Show begins at 8pm. A la carte menu available throughout the evening. Friday, 7/4 To Be Announced Saturday, 7/5 Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band – 70's FUNK "Let's Groove Tonight" with the Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute Band as you dance the night away. Featuring your favorite hits Shining Star, September, Lets Groove and more! One of the great bands of 70s funk/ disco/ and whatever your groove is. Tickets $25.00 Door, Bar & Restaurant open at 6:30. Show at 8pm. A la carte menu available throughout the evening. Saturday, 7/12 Country Superstar: Ashley Monroe of the Pistol Annies Member of the Country Music Award winning trio “Pistol Annies” (#2 Peak on the Billboard 2013 Country Charts) alongside other Annies Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley, Ashley Monroe’s own songwriting credits include top-charting hits with Jason Aldeen (“The Truth”), Miranda Lambert’s #1 hit (“This Heart of Mine”), Guy Clark, Vince Gill, Cassadee Pope, Carrie Underwood, Rhonda Vincent and Dwight Yoakam. Her album “Like a Rose” was named #1 country album of 2013 by writers at Rolling Stone, Billboard, and The New York Times, and was produced by country superstar Vince Gill. Ashley’s songs such as “Give Me Weed Instead of Roses” and “Two Weeks Late” showcase quick wit, sass and a whole lot of southern charm. So come on down and get your country on! Special Guest opener "Striking Matches". Tickets $45.00 Show at 8pm Door, Bar & Restaurant open at 6:30. A la carte menu available all evening. Friday, 7/18- Sunday, 7/20 Hamptons LGBT Comedy Festival featuring: Sandra Bernhard, Scott Thompson of Kids in the Hall, and Coney Island Burlesque (more performers to be announced) 7/18: Sandra Bernhard: Seen as a regular on the TV show “Roseanne”, Bernhard has written starred in one woman Broadway shows, acted in movies and television, and appeared on late night Jimmy Kimmel, Howard Stern & Tom Greene and even acted opposite Robert De Niro in King of Comedy. "A performer of stunning originality. Funny but foxy, super smart and slightly mad!" (WCBS) Bernhard's live performances are a thrilling hybrid of stand-up comedy and rock 'n roll, a raucous mix of political satire, pop culture commentary, and cabaret. Tickets are $45

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Uniondale, NY Ticket On-Sale Alert For June 10

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS & PITBULL With Special Opening Guest J BALVIN, Set September 14th Tour Date At NASSAU

COLISEUM Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 10 at 10:00 am

Public Tickets and VIP Experiences for the Uniondale, NY area show will go on sale beginning Friday, June 13 at 10am via www.ticketmaster.com (Uniondale, NY – June 6, 2014) – Recently, international superstars Enri-

que Iglesias & Pitbull surprised their Twitter followers and allowed fans from all over North America to help announce the duo’s fall tour dates. The social media activity quickly sent the hashtag #EnriquePitbullTour trending worldwide and set the tone for what will certainly be one of the best parties of the year. Enrique & Pitbull will reunite and share the stage for an AEG Live Fall tour that will visit Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY on Sunday, September 14th. Fast-rising Latin urban star J Balvin is confirmed as the support act. Enrique & Pitbull have come together to create a stage design that offers fans an immersive experience, a chance to get up close and personal with the artists for a once in a lifetime concert experience. Citi® is the official credit card of The Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull Fall Tour. Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 10 from 10 am to Thursday, June 12 at 10 pm local time through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets for the general on sale begin June 13.  “There’s no better place for me than being up on stage in front of my fans,” said Enrique Iglesias. “And going on tour with a close friend and someone I admire, like Pitbull, is truly an honor. We really want to give everybody a show that they will remember for the rest of their lives.” "Going on tour again with Enrique is exciting. He's a talented music star, and also a close friend who I respect and have learned a lot from," said Pitbull. "Together we are going to give fans great music, energy and what they really deserve - to enjoy life and forget the rest for three hours, Daleee!"

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crossover artists of all-time, with over 100 million albums sold worldwide, and an astounding 25 #1 “Hot Latin Songs” hits – the most, by far, in the history of the chart. His ability to craft captivating global hits transcends genres and languages as Iglesias has also notched 13 #1 tracks on the Billboard Dance Charts (the most of any male artist), and multiple hits atop the Hot 100 as well. Likewise, Enrique’s just-released new album “SEX AND LOVE” has added to his tally of now 7 #1 titles on the “Top Latin Albums” chart. This new release has already resulted in 5 more consecutive #1 singles, including the propulsive and seductively confessional smash “I’m a Freak” – which once again pairs Enrique with his tour partner Pitbull. The track is a fan favorite follow-up to their 2012 collaboration “I Like It” from Iglesias’ previous multi-platinum and chart-topping album “EUPHORIA”. Armando Christian Perez aka PITBULL is a globally successful musician, performer, business entrepreneur, fashion icon and actor whose career sales have exceeded 5 million albums and over 50 million singles worldwide. Pitbull has had #1 hits in more than 15 countries, his videos have been viewed more than 3 billion times and his social reach matches audiences of some television networks around the world. Pitbull's latest album, Global Warming: Meltdown features the massive hit singles "Feel This Moment" with Christina Aguilera, "Don't Stop The Party," "Back In Time" from the action-comedy Men in Black 3, and his second #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart “Timber” featuring Ke$ha. Pitbull’s world tours have sold out concerts in North and South America, Europe, and the Far East. This year he was also selected along with Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte to perform the official anthem "We Are One (Ole Ola)" at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Armando is also a burgeoning business entrepreneur with his own line of premium, light vodkas, Voli, a partnership with Sheets, the dissolvable energy strip, as well as premier fragrances for men and women simply titled Pitbull. These ventures along with major sponsorship deals with blue-chip brands like Bud Light, Dr Pepper, Kodak, and Dodge, plus a television production deal announced with Endemol North America, and a strategic partnership with Playboy Enterprises that was unveiled in the music video for his new global smash hit “Wild Wild Love” featuring G.R.L. clearly define Pitbull as Mr. Worldwide. Described as the leading next-generation Latin-Urban star “bringing dembow back to the international dance floor” J BALVIN’s recently released first album “La Familia” debuted at #1 in his native Colombia and quickly went multi-platinum. The record and its first two singles have also been a steady/growing presence in the Top-10 of iTunes U.S. Latin sales and on Latin radio playlists across the country as well. In fact, this month has seen J Balvin’s new single “6AM” quickly ascend to #1 on Billboard’s “Tropical Airplay” chart while racking up nearly 5 million YouTube views in just over a week. Additional fans also discovered the charismatic performer through his recent collaboration with Robin Thicke and Pharrell on the Latin American version of Blurred Lines. With a strong fan base also developing across Europe – where he was just named Best International Artist of the Year at Romania’s ZU Awards, J Balvin already boasts a social media following of over 10 Million fans.

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