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O.J. Simpson Beaten By Skinheads in Prison? BY BOYCE WATKINS, PHD

According to the National Enquirer, O.J. Simpson has been having a hard time in prison. The magazine is claiming that some white supremacists have been targeting Simpson for bragging about his sexual conquests with white women: "Inmates cheered as a muscular young skinhead knocked him to the ground, punching and kicking him to a bloody pulp and inflicting injuries so severe he secretly spent nearly three weeks in the infirmary before he recovered." While the Nevada Department of Corrections is denying that any such incident took place, I know enough about corrections departments to know that their words have as much credibility as Sarah Palin at a Mensa convention. The Georgia Department of Corrections (DOC) effectively denied that the largest prison strike in U.S. history ever took place and the DOC in other states run along similar paradigms with very little accountability to anyone. It is not out of the question that the man who has had an "X" on his back for the past 16 years would be targeted by white supremacist prison inmates. The Department of Corrections is believed to be working to keep Simpson's beating a secret, according to the report. Simpson is currently serving a sentence, totaling 33 years, for charges ranging from kidnapping to armed robbery. He is eligible for parole after serving nine years, but it's not clear if he is going to be released early or not. Given that he was sent to prison in 2008, he will be older than the age of 70 before having the opportunity to be a free man again. The O.J. Simpson trials (both 1995 and 2008) were bellwethers of public perceptions on race and justice. The fact that whites and blacks viewed the original O.J. Simpson trial so differently is a ringing indictment of our nation's remaining hurdles on the road to racial equality. Both of Simpson's cases were met with tremendous outrage from members of the public, who never would have cared about the case if O.J. had been accused of murdering a black woman. In fact, they probably wouldn't have cared much more if Nicole Brown Simpson's alleged killer had been white. Simpson, who was born in 1947, turns 64 years old this year. He has changed from the strapping young superstar he was back in the 1970s and 1980s to the tired old man who probably lives in fear of those who are incarcerated alongside him. Simpson spent 15 years after his original murder trial being treated like a guilty man, only to see a broad smirk on the collective face of the American public upon his most recent incarceration. America's anger toward O.J. Simpson has been nothing less than an embarrassment, revealing a troubling lack of class of this country's citizens. Our nation failed the test of the much-touted postracial America that Republicans once talked about after the election of President Barack Obama (notice they aren't talking about that anymore after seeing the Tea Party in action).

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ARE WE SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADERS? O. J. Simpson

Whether you believe Simpson to be guilty or not, the reality is that the lynch mobs that have served to taunt him are not entirely disconnected from the same mobs that threaten the lives of the first black family in the White House. I don't have much respect for O.J. Simpson as a man. His denial of the black community for so many years, combined with his extensive drug use, always bothered me. I also don't consider it out of the question that he did indeed kill his ex-wife. In spite of my own belief that Simpson may have done something wrong, the fact that Americans have ignored the justice system or any sense of fairness to chase down a black man for allegedly killing a white woman reminds me of the so-called "Christians" of the past who once hung black men from trees. Black History Month, of all times, should be the period during which we most readily recognize this troubling historical relationship. The present was created by the past, and OJ Simpson's ordeal is a way for American to look into its social mirror. Dr. Boyce Watkins is the founder of the Your Black World Coalition. Dr. Boyce Watkins, PhD

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ARE WE SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADERS? In November of 2010 the balance of power in the House of Representative shifted when the minority party became the maSome suppositions were posed to me by a friend from St. Lucia jority party. Voters embraced them as their hope for making the in the eastern area of the Caribbean Sea. changes needed to get the country back to work and to balance Here are the suppositions: the budget. Did they get what they voted for? They got a crying “A nation that rejects Health Care for all, leader who plays tough between tears and totally ignores the will Rejects plans for sustained development for the future, of the people for job creation. Instead the new majority members Rejects educational advancement for its youth and retraining in the House of Representatives are spending all their time trying for its workers, to overturn the crucial programs that were passed during the lame Rejects sustainable and renewable energy, duck session of Congress that benefit the majority of the citizens. Rejects the most balanced President in History, Have they, the new majority in the House of Representatives, Fights against its own people; presented any programs that would create jobs? No. These same And, a list too long to continue, can never be as smart as 5th misguided people who voted for this “new” change are the ones Helen L. Burleson, Ph.D. graders.” who are being laid off, denied unemployment benefits and are Looking at this nonintrospective look from an outsider made me pause to think being disrespected and neglected while the representative they voted for are busy about the answers to his theory. looking out for corporations and institutions that are a major factor in the financial It might amaze Americans to know how much people outside the United States crisis in the first place. Those voters must have gotten a covenant or a contract with are knowledgeable about what goes on in this country and why they form the a “guarantee” that they will have excellent health for all the days of their lives, for opinions of us that they do. they are trying to dismantle the health care reform which provides health care for I remember from my travels how well versed the children of Europe Asia, Central people with pre-existing conditions, assurance that they won’t be kicked out of and South America and the Caribbean Islands were. They knew more about the their health plan should they become ill and will allow their young adult children geography, the history and culture of America than their counterparts here in the to stay on their insurance policies until they are twenty six years old. I wonder United States know. I observed the classrooms in China and saw how focused what a 5th grader would think of that kind of decision making? and well disciplined the children were. At that time in the early ‘70’s China’s To make certain that these voters would be supportive of the dismantling of health television consisted primarily of higher mathematics instruction. There were no care reform, millions of dollars were spent denigrating the health care reform and commercials. On Saturdays, the children attended Saturday school or as it was using as an adjective the name of the President of the United States, thus, instead called in Beijing, the Children’s Palace. of calling it health care reform, they refer to it disdainfully as “Obamacare.” BeI always made it my business to talk to young people wherever I travelled because cause 24/7 they devote media time disrespecting the President of the United States, the teacher in me just made me inquisitive about what children were learning in anything with his name preceding it has got to be bad. Knowing the limitations of other parts of the world. I found that I could have intelligent discussions with the the average American to do due diligence, to read anything other than the sports young people on a variety of topics. section, to watch anything on TV other than sports, entertainment and propaganda I looked at the images coming out of Cairo, Egypt and saw the discipline of purveyors, their brains are sufficiently washed clean of any constructive or self the people in their quiet and yet determined protest. It reminded me of the non- preserving thoughts. They are being programmed to do things that are not in their violent protests led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the era of the Civil Rights own best interest. Self preservation is the first law of nature and yet these people Movement. Dr. King, inspired by the venerated Indian leader, Mahatma Ghandi, are programmed to preserve the top 2% or the oligarchy or the ruling class. How avowed and practiced non-violence. We, Americans, seemed so supportive of does it benefit the average hard working man to agree to give big tax cuts to milthe Egyptian people. I, too, admired them for their quiet strength and purpose. lionaires and billionaires when they, themselves have no job security, if they have The eighteen days that they stayed the course, they won. Their president, Hosni a job at all. I’ve seen 5th graders who knew how to hold their ground and stand Mubarak abdicated. Their work is not yet complete; they still have a complicated up for themselves. I keep thinking back to what my foreign friend had to say. victory that is still unfolding. Americans have access to the best information on the globe. We have publicly By contrast, many Americans were critical of the workers in Wisconsin who also supported libraries with volumes of books on all subjects. Most people have comengaged in a quiet non-violent protest of their infringement or denial of their rights puters in their homes or access to computers in libraries and other public facilities. to petition their government. All of the world’s information is easily accessed on any subject. The background, In comparing and contrasting events and practices here at home and events outside record and position taken by any politician is right there as a matter of public our borders, I find it is interesting that we, who elected people to represent us, are record. Because that is true, why is it that so many people voted for those whose not being represented by the people we voted for. philosophies are not compatible with their own or that don’t look out for the best Overseas the disruptions are caused by countries that are basically run by des- interest of those who voted for them? Unlike 5th graders, they no longer have potic dictators and they have had no voice and no choice in who represents them. teachers and or parents who are telling them to study or to do their homework, so I then started thinking about the challenge presented to me by my St. Lucian on their own, they do nothing and learn nothing. friend about how smart we are. When one of our country’s leaders dismisses the As much as I like to debate issues, I cannot quarrel with my friend who is taking citizens by saying, “So be it,” I feel he is completely detached from the very people an objective look at Americans. I find I must agree. For the most part, we are not who need him and voted for him. When the leader of a state refers to workers in smarter than 5th graders. derogatory terms, I wonder if we are smarter than 5th graders! BY HELEN L. BURLESON, DOCTOR OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

CALIFORNIA NAACP SAYS LACK OF STAFF DIVERSITY WILL PRESENT FUTURE PROBLEMS FOR REDISTRICTING COMMISSION Ethnic Diversity should be a top priority

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SACRAMENTO, CA - The California State NAACP issued the following statement regarding today's selection of the staff for the Redistricting Commission: With the January 28, 2011 meeting of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, six of the seven staff positions have been hired and the staff does not reflect the same pursuit of diversity that was reflected in the selection process of the Commission. "I am concerned that when the Commissioner's were applicants for the Commission, practically every one of them said diversity was important. However, in their very first opportunity to act on their commitment to diversity, they choose to ignore the minority community," said Alice Huffman, President of California State NAACP. The creditability of any redistricting map will hinge upon whether the entire community believes that the efforts of the Commission reflect balance and consideration for every community. The people

who are charged with carrying out the wishes of the Commission will make a general statement about what one can expect as an outcome. The staff, not the Commission, will be responsible for the details upon which the maps will be drawn and if the staff does not reflect the State's diversity, it is very possible that the maps will reflect the socio-cultural biases held by every individual. The Commission must be very aggressive in conducting outreach to encourage people from all over the state and every ethnic group to apply for every vacant position. This did not happen as the Comm for ission sought to fill the past six positions. Not one notice was sent to the minority press or community based organization. The selection process and list of applicants was limited to closed sessions. The Commission must be careful not to reflect the same kind of secret conduct that prompted the passage of Propositions 11 and 20.

Do Elected Local Blacks Support Their Black Businesses?

You’d be surprised! The scorecard for Long Beach’s elected Blacks who “talk the talk, but don’t walk their talk” in supporting local black businesses is very disappointing. From positions of the city council, to boards and commissions, to blacks in high positions in city government and black organizations, their scorecard is “F”! Some exceptional individuasl who, over the years, has always been at the forefront in “talking the talk, AND walking the talk” has been Former Vice Mayor and former Port of Long Beach Commissioner Horonable Doris Elvord-Topsy, Former Long Beach Unified School Board Turstee, Mrs. Bobbie Smith and former Long Beach Civil Service Chair, Mr. Ahmed Saafir. Looking behind the ‘wall paint’, come the future elections and appointments, you are encouraged to support and vote for Blacks interested in and who support Long Beach Black Businesses.

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Former Long Beach Congressman Steve Horn Dies At 79 From Staff Reports

Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe released the following statement on the passing of Former Congressman Horn:

“I am saddened to hear of the passing of my friend and colleague, Congressman Steve Horn. Congressman Horn was a special man, and a special friend. I had the pleasure of working with Steve on many projects throughout Los Angeles County and was witness to his enthusiastic diligence for public service. Whether he was serving his constituents in Washington DC as a Congressman, or serving his students at California State University, Long Beach as President, Steve was dedicated, passionate and selfless. Our thoughts and prayers are with Nini and his family during this difficult time.” Former Congressman John Stephen "Steve" Horn who served Long Beach in Steve Horn the House of Representatives from 1993 to 2003 and was President of California State University, Long Beach from 1970 to 1988 passed away Thursday at the age of 79. A five-term Congressman, Horn sponsored nearly 60 bills of which 8 were enacted. In 1996, Horn co-sponsored legislation that expanded the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to include electronic information. In his capacity as Chair of the Government Efficiency, Financial Management, and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee, he held hearings on how fully government agencies were complying with e-FOIA. Horn co-sponsored over 1,100 bills. In 1959, Horn was the administrative assistant to Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell and in 1960 he went to work for then U.S. Senator Thomas Kuchel (R-CA) as a legislative assistant. Horn was also a Senior fellow at the Brookings Institute and later played a role in the 1964 presidential campaign of Nelson Rockefeller in California. He also served as Vice Chairman of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission from 1969 to 1980 and as a member of the National Institute of Corrections from 1972 until 1988 (serving as chairman from 1984 until 1987). Horn first ran for congress in 1988 in a race to succeed Republican Dan Lungren but lost the primary to Dana Rohrabacher. After the 1991 reapportionment he ran in the Long Beach district held by veteran Democratic incumbent Glenn M. Anderson who retired in 1992, Horn jumped into the race to succeed him and narrowly won an 8-way Republican primary before beating Anderson's stepson, then Long Beach city councilman Evan Anderson Braude, in the general election. After the 2001 reapportionment, his district was eliminated. Horn subsequently announced his retirement and did not seek reelection in 2002.

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Congressional Black Caucus Interns

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in sponsoring its CBCF Congressional Internship Program for the summer 2011. The application deadline is February 25, 2011 and the program description and other information is available at: http://www.cbcfinc.org/cbcf-congressionalinternship-program.html Session: Summer 2011 Program Dates: May 29 - July 30, 2011 Program Overview Established in 1986, the CBCF Congressional Internship Program answered the call to help diversify our democracy by increasing the pool of talented public servants. This intensive nine-week summer program offers the opportunity for college students from across the nation to learn about the legislative process, leadership and careers in the policy making process. Interns work in CBC member offices, attend professional development events, and participate in leadership development projects. The program prepares young people to become informed decision makers and influential leaders who shape our world. Benefits: * Interns will receive a $3,000 stipend * Housing at a local university (all expenses covered) * Interns may be eligible to receive academic credit at their college or university for participating in the program. Qualifications: * U.S. citizen or permit to work in the U.S. * Currently or recently enrolled in college full-time when applying for program * Demonstrated interest in public service, governance, and policy-making process Selection Process Congressional Interns are selected based on the following criteria: * Solid scholastic achievement * Strong writing skills * Community service contributions * Evidence of leadership skills * Quality of application and, in some instances, interview performance The selection is highly competitive. Applications are submitted to CBCF and reviewed by a CBCF selection committee. Finalists are selected and notified by CBCF. Additional Information For more information, please call (202) 263-2800 or send an email to internships@cbcfinc.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and type “Congressional Internship Program” in the subject line.

Bankrupt Borders To Close Both Long Beach Bookstores FROM STAFF REPORTS

Two Borders locations in Long Beach will close as the bookstore giant seeks to reorganize after recently filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Hundreds of Borders stores across the country will be closing by the end of this April, according to a press release from the company. One location is at 2110 Bellflower Blvd. in the Los Altos Market Center. It occupies one of the largest units in the shopping center that includes Sears and 24 Hour Fitness among other businesses and eateries. The second is at 101 South Pine Avenue in the much-maligned Pike shopping center at Rainbow Harbor. The Pike has lost a handful of large business in the past twelve months that includes Long Beach Clothing Company and the nightclub V20. The dining and gaming location Gameworks went through a similar national reorganization last year but that Pike location was replaced by a similarly-themed restaurant in the Kitchen Den Bar. The center has also seen success with the opening of a Hooters recently. Borders says that the list is not final and could change. We will report if any news indicates that the two Long Beach locations will ultimately remain where they are.

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When Will George W. Bush Be Tried for His War Crimes? BY SHELDON RICHMAN

We should take a small measure of satisfaction in former President George W. Bush’s cancellation of his trip to Switzerland after human-rights groups threatened to bring legal action against him for authorizing torture. Persons detained by the U.S. government after 9/11 were subjected to what the Bush administration euphemistically called “enhanced interrogation,” including waterboarding. In reality those methods constituted torture, violating U.S. law and international agreements. Under those agreements charges can be filed against members of the Bush administration in jurisdictions outside the United States. The Center for Constitutional Rights along with European groups said they will ask Swiss authorities to initiate a criminal case against Bush. They also planned to file their own complaint. If all that Bush and members of his administration suffer for their crimes are travel restrictions, it will be a mild penalty indeed. (Alas, the George W. Bush U.S. government can and probably will obtain immunity for him.) They deserve far more, starting with a public criminal investigation in the United States, followed by trials. But President Obama says there will be no investigation of top officials. Wishing to “look ahead,” he has decided to treat Bush & Co. as above the law, embracing Richard Nixon’s maxim, When the president does it, it’s not illegal. In Germany that used to be known as the Führer Principle. Many of us naively thought it was repudiated at the Nuremberg trials after World War II. How wrong we were. The stain that Bush and Obama have left on America won’t fade anytime soon. It would have been bad enough to torture people actually suspected of wrongdoing, but the Bush administration went well beyond that. Many people subjected to hideous treatment were picked up on the flimsiest of “evidence.” People were offered bounties to turn others in; naturally, some saw that as a chance to settle old scores having nothing to do with terrorism. Absence of evidence (as former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld might say) was not considered evidence of absence. In at least one case, a man was tortured — by the U.S. government’s helper in Egypt, Omar Suleiman — to get the prisoner to say that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein had trained al-Qaeda agents. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney badly wanted to justify their preexisting wish to effect regime change in Iraq by tying Saddam to 9/11. But there was never any evidence of Iraqi complicity. That reminds us that torture was not the only crime committed by the Bush administration. The Iraq and Afghanistan wars were also (and still are) outrages because, among other reasons, they were based on lies. Bush officials, such as Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Colin Powell, now acknowledge “misstatements,” but that can hardly be taken seriously. We know that back then grave doubts were expressed over the quality of the so-called intelligence about Saddam’s alleged weapons of mass destruction. Rumsfeld’s excuses are pathetic. When he beat the drums for war, he said he knew where Saddam’s WMDs were. Now he says he meant he knew the location of “suspected sites.” Did he step out of Orwell’s 1984? As many people long have believed, the Bush administration’s defector/informants were lying, but their American handlers didn’t care. The one known as Curvevball, Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, admits he lied about Iraq’s biological weapons. “I had the chance to fabricate something to topple the regime. I and my sons are proud of that....” Janabi said, according to the Guardian. Is he proud of the million Iraqis who died, directly and indirectly, because of the war he helped bring about? How about all the maimed children? Are Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Powell, and Condoleezza Rice satisfied that they relied on Janabi? Did they really have no reason for skepticism about his claims and motives? Americans are forced to spend billions of dollars on intelligence-gathering every year. Yet many insiders doubted what the administration was told about Iraqi WMDs in 2002. So what? Bush & Co., hell bent on killing Arabs after 9/11, weren’t interested in evidence or the lack thereof. They needed a way to scare the American people into war, and nothing was going to stop them. Let us hope the retribution against this evil bunch is only just beginning. Sheldon Richman is senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation (www. fff.org) and editor of The Freeman magazine.

New Development Puts Focus on Black Architect Paul Williams LOS ANGELES, CA-- In honor of Black History Month, Clifford Beers Housing, Inc. and the Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) are hosting a groundbreaking ceremony on February 24, 2011 to highlight their collaborative efforts to rehabilitate the 28th Street YMCA (“the Y”), a registered historic landmark designed by

LONG BEACH TRAFFIC FATALITY FROM STAFF REPORTS

LONG BEACH, CA On Saturday, February 19, 2011, at approximately 5:05 p.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to a traffic collision on Paramount Boulevard near 56th Way, involving a vehicle and a pedestian, that resulted in the death of the pedestrian. Upon arrival, officers discovered a pedestrian laying on Paramount Boulevard with multiple injuries. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The investigation revealed that the pedestrian attempted to cross Paramount Boulevard westbound outside of a crosswalk, when he was struck by a 1989 Toyota Camry that was traveling southbound on Paramount Boulevard. The victim has been identified as Lawrence Henderson, a 61-year-old resident of Long Beach. The driver was identifed as a 34-yr-old female resident of Long Beach. She was questioned at the scene, cited for having no insurance, and released with no further charges pending. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to call Long Beach Police Department Accident Investigations Detail at (562) 570-7355. renowned African American Architect Paul R. Williams. Timed to coincide with Black History Month, this ceremony will not only showcase the partnership between the two development organizations and their plan to deliver 49 affordable housing units to the residents of South LA’s Vernon-Central corridor; but it will also launch their effort to preserve the spirit, work and legacy of Paul Williams by putting out a Call-toAction for photographs and personal remembrances of Williams himself and of those who have lived at the Y and/or have participated in any of its programs and services. For more information contact Clifford Beers at 213-316-0108 or CRCD at 323-753-2640.

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The announcement that Michael Jackson died shocked the world on June 25, 2009 as he prepared for his record-breaking 50-date ComeBack performances at AEG’s London O2 Arena. Many believe the timing of his death to be suspicious, coupled with the recording of his rehearsals in high-tech high-definition video and the FACT that AEG owner, Philip Anschutz, owns more movie theaters than anyone else in the world. All this leads to the worldwide release of the highest-grossing musical documentary in history, “This Is It” just months later. But this is simply the tip of the iceberg when examining the death or many would say the disappearance of the King of Pop. Just like with Elvis and other superstars such as Jim Morrison and Tupac Shakur, the fantasy that somehow someway they faked their death leaves them forever alive in the minds of millions. But with Michael Jackson, could he have possibly upped the ante and really faked his death just to shock the world and truly have the BIGGEST COMEBACK IN WORLD HISTORY? “Alive! Is Michael Jackson Really Dead?” is a see it to believe it documentary produced by independent journalist Pearl Jr. who covered Michael Joe Jackson’s 2005 child molestation trial. Pearl Jr. along with her partner, Cecil Holmes of Elbow Grease Productions, released the first documentary film that detailed the FACTS of that case. Now she has diligently investigated the possibility that Michael Jackson played a death hoax on the world by planning, executing and convincing the world that he has died in a most ridiculous manner—at the hands of an incompetent cardiologist who allegedly over-administered the anesthetic propofol in Michael’s home and didn’t know CPR to resuscitate him. One must be prepared and open-minded for this most fascinating documentary that dives into the FACTS surrounding the missing Michael Jackson. The last photo of Michael in the ambulance will be proven to be faked, and is the ONLY photo evidence of Jackson in distress. Over a year after MJ’s “death”, there is no name on his grave, the preliminary hearing never confirmed the body in question was in FACT that of Michael Joe Jackson’s, and a note confirmed to be written and released by the King of Pop in May 2009 stating, “See You In July 2011” confirms this possibility is REAL. If one needs more titillating information to watch this jaw-dropping documentary, here’s just one more clue out of hundreds. There was a book published on June 24, 2009 that focused on the death of Michael Jackson, just one day before the King of Pop vanished. “Alive! Is Michael Jackson Really Dead?” delivers proof, evidence, and ridiculous slip-ups that will be the talk of the water cooler for those who have the courage to speak about the possibility that Michael Jackson faked his death. This see it for yourself documentary is something one must see to believe. After all, the main reason for any disagreement is because someone doesn’t know what the other knows. The Michael Jackson “beLIEvers” are vast, worldwide and thought to

IRWINDALE, Calif., - Edison International (NYSE: EIX) subsidiary Southern California Edison (SCE) hosted its 9th Annual Black History Month celebration at its Customer Technology Application Center (CTAC) in Irwindale. This year’s event, “Connecting the Evolution of Electricity to Black History,” featured special guest speaker Kenneth B. Morris, the great-great-great-grandson of slave turned orator, writer and statesman Frederick Douglass, and great-greatgrandson of educator and political leader Booker T. Washington. Echoing this year’s theme, Embrace The Past, Inspire The Future, Morris shared with guests how his family history inspired him to make a difference. Morris, president of the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation, was joined by keynote speaker James M. Rosser, president of California State University, Los Angeles. Dr. Rosser, an advocate of higher education, highlighted how life experiences, maturity and social upbringing are the defining factors of a true education. As part of the celebration, SCE recognized African-American inventors, community leaders and businesses that have made contributions and influenced history. Denise Peoples of Choice Workforce Solutions and Alicia Jacobs of Ajament Partners were honored for their long-standing partnerships, and for providing quality products and services to SCE. The Black Voice Foundation, National College Resources Foundation and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People were acknowledged for their dedication and commitment to uplifting communities across SCE’s vast service territory. “Being able to recognize not only African-American inventors, but businesses and organizations that are making a difference in the community, is the essence of our Black History Month celebration,” said Lisa Cagnolatti, SCE’s vice president, Customer Service Business Unit’s Business Customer Division. “The company looks forward to this event each year because it allows us to connect with our customers and community partners in a very positive and celebratory way.” The event featured Keith E. Gipson, co-inventor of an Internet-based system that performs facility and energy management for large corporations; Joseph Jackson, who developed a device that allows parents to better regulate what their children watch on television; and Clayton Webb, inventor of an automated meter reading system. They were spotlighted as African-Americans who have made lasting contributions to the electricity industry and technology. News anchors Chris Schauble of KNBC4 and Michaela Pereira of KTLA5 co-hosted the celebration, and Samantha Howard-Ibay and the Inner City Youth Orchestra, featuring saxophonist Damon Rentie, provided the entertainment. Attendees also had an opportunity to tour the center’s “Smart Energy Experience.” The interactive exhibit is designed to introduce tools and technologies to help customers become smarter consumers of electricity. SCE employees Afarah Board and Dave Ford, who co-founded the Black History Month Celebration, saw it as an opportunity to share ideas, inspire others and make connections with the business community. This year’s theme and speakers were chosen to add historical insight, while helping shift the focus toward future generations’ needs. For more information on African American inventors, visit HYPERLINK "http:// www.sce.com/inventors" www.sce.com/inventors. About Southern California Edison. An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) com- be crazy, but after seeing all the information presented in “Alive! Is Michael Jackson pany, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, Really Dead?” people will completely understand why hoards of MJ fans believe that serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a Michael Joe Jackson isn’t dead, but planned the biggest ComeBack in world history. 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. “Alive! Is Michael Jackson Really Dead?” is a worldwide DVD, on-demand, digital release available on March 1, 2011. It’s a MUST-SEE! Many a small thing has been made large by the right For more information log onto: www.MichaelJacksonINsider.com and/or www. kind of advertising. -Mark Twain MichaelJacksonPseudocide.com to learn more.

A Master’s of Social Work Students’ Commentary at Cal State Long Beach

(A University that practices discrimination in marketing its educational opportunities and sevices NOT in Long Beach’s only adjudicated and Black owned 24-year-old black media because the Black Media does not agree with ALL of the University’s ideas)

The Social Work Agenda in President Obama's State of the Union Address: taking the personal responsibility to work on the success and future of our nation. The “Social Work “ Agenda, is therefore not only the work of those individuals that President Obama states the following: have committed their professional careers to affecting change within our worlds, “Think about it. Over the next ten years, nearly half of all new jobs will require but extends far beyond to each individual that we share our nation with. education that goes beyond a high school degree. And yet, as many as a quarter President Obama further indicates: of our students aren't even finishing high school. The quality of our math and sci“We may have differences in policy, but we all believe in the rights enshrined in ence education lags behind many other nations. America has fallen to 9th in the our Constitution. We may have different opinions, but we believe in the same promproportion of young people with a college degree. And so the question is whether ise that says this is a place where you can make it if you try. We may have different all of us – as citizens, and as parents – are willing to do what's necessary to give backgrounds, but we believe in the same dream that says this is a country where every child a chance to succeed. anything is possible. No matter who you are. No matter where you come from”. That responsibility begins not in our classrooms, but in our homes and commuIn this statement President Obama implies that although individuals may have nities. It's family that first instills the love of learning in a child. Only parents can different opinions and beliefs, everyone has the same goal of being successful make sure the TV is turned off and homework gets done. We need to teach our and reaching their goals. This quote applies the “Social Work” agenda because it kids that it's not just the winner of the Super Bowl who deserves to be celebrated, persuades all individuals, regardless of their background, to succeed in life. As but the winner of the science fair; that success is not a function of fame or PR, but social workers, we must promote social justice to the families and individuals we of hard work and discipline.” serve. Even though individuals share a difference in beliefs, social workers should Here, President Obama touches on the premise that all change, whether positive respect other’s opinions and embrace multiculturalism. or negative, among all levels of our nation (micro, mezzo, macro), is initiated Commentary submitted by Aurora Ayala, MSW (May 2011); Corina Carmona, through our personal action within the intimacy of our homes and communities. MSW (May 2011); Veronica Haro, MSW (May 2011), Sandra Jimenez, MSW It is definitely up to us as individuals and social beings to initiate this change by (May 2011), Patricia King, MSW (May 2011); Lydia Laza, MSW (May 2011).


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BLACK HISTORY MINUTE: 2/24/2011 BY JACKIE BEIRO

Two scoops, please! One of my favorite flavors of ice cream is Cherry Garcia. Thanks to ALFRED CRALLE for inventing and getting a patent on the first ice cream scooper in 1897. 9-holes, 18-holes -- all made easier by the invention of the golf tee. In 1899, DR. GEORGE FRANKLIN, a golf fan, received a patent for the world's first golf tee. Instead of marketing his invention, he made them and gave them away freely to friends and other fellow golfers. OTIS BOYKIN was born in 1920. In 1964 he invented a control unit for the pacemaker. At the time of his death, he had 26 patents to his credit. Ironically, he died in 1982 from heart failure. THOMAS L. JENNINGS received a patent in 1821 for a dry cleaning process. He used the money received from the patent to buy freedom for his relatives living in slavery. He also supported other abolitionist causes. FREDERICK JONES held over 60 patents -- most of them pertaining to refrigeration. His most famous patent was his portable air conditioner which was used during World War II to preserve medicine and blood serum. Need your pencil sharpened? Think of JOHN LOVE who invented the pencil sharpener in 1897. In 1872, THOMAS J. MARTIN patented a fire extinguisher. JAN ERNST MATZELIGER invented the Shoe Lasting machine that attached the upper part of the shoe to its sole. This was normally done by hand -- a painstakingly slow process. In 1892 GEORGE T. SAMPSON invented a clothes dryer by using heat from a stove. GARRETT A. MORGAN (1877-1963) had a 5th grade education, but that didn't stop him from being creative. Morgan created the gas mask; he used it to save workers trapped in toxic fume filled tunnels. He also invented the 3-way automatic stop sign, which he sold to General Electric. Some think PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA was the first African American to run for president. He is not. That honor belongs to a woman. HOW MANY OTHER AFRICAN AMERICANS RAN FOR PRESIDENT? You mean there are more? Yes, indeed. Eight candidates in 13 different campaigns. 1. SHIRLEY CHISHOLM (1924-2005), a New York teacher, elected to Congress in 1968. She was the first black woman to run for President in a major party (Democrat). 2. REV. JESSE JACKSON (1941- ), Democrat, civil rights leader, ran for President in 1984 and again in 1988. 3. LENORA FULANI, Ph.D., Independent, (1950- ), social activist and psychologist; the first African American to get on the ballot in all 50 states. She ran in 1988 and again in 1992. 4. ALAN KEYES, Ph.D., Republican, (1950- ), ran for President in 1996, 2000, and 2008. The first African American Republican to run for President. Keyes also ran against Barack Obama for U.S. Senate in 2004. Barack Obama won. 5. CAROL MOSELEY BRAUN, 1961- , Democrat, ran for President in 2004. She was the first and only African American woman elected to Senate. Carol is currently running for Mayor of Chicago against Rahm Emanuel and two other candidates. Election is Tuesday, February 22nd. 6. REV. ALFRED (AL) SHARPTON (1954- ), Democrat, ran for President in 2004 and again in 2008. Rev. Sharpton is an activist and has run for U.S. Senate and Mayor of New York. He was also tour manager for James Brown. 7. CYNTHIA McKINNEY (1955- ), Green Party, ran for President in 2008. She served six terms in the Democratic Party as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives; first African American woman to represent Georgia in the House. 8. BARACK OBAMA (1961- ), Democrat, ran for President in 2008 and won. He was formerly a Senator from Illinois.

March is Womens' History Month.

I would encourage you to look up a few people who I think are fascinating. One would be Victoria Claflin Woodhull. She was the first woman to run for President in 1872, 100 years before Shirley Chisholm. Although not African American herself, she is an extremely "colorful" character. When Victoria ran for President (candidate with the Equal Right's Party), women still could not vote, so she was unable even to vote for herself. She chose Frederick Douglass as her Vice Presidential running mate. She was the first woman stockbroker on Wall Street; she was the editor of Woodhull and Claflin's Weekly where she regularly discussed issues normally taboo -- including legalized prostitution; she detailed affairs her opponents were having in her newspaper and was arrested 8 times for publishing the truth, although acquitted of all crimes. She ran for President again in 1884 and 1892. She was a strong believer in "free love" and is quoted saying: "Yes, I am a free lover! I have an unalienable, constitutional, and natural right to love whom I may, to love as long or as short a period as I can, to change that love everyday if I please! And with the right, neither you nor any law you can frame have any right to interfere." You can understand why her opponents refused to debate her in public. You go, girl! http://www.lkwdpl. org/wihohio/wood-vic.htm

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GOD CENTRAL

BY RICHARD A. LOVE

Paul's Epistle to the Romans is the foundation book of Christian theology. It brings us face to face with facts we ought to know and must know to be saved. In the 16th and 17th verses of the first chapter the Apostle declares that he is proud of the gospel because therein the "righteousness," or rightness, of God is revealed. God had to deal righteously with sin before He could offer salvation to sinners. Sin is not merely an affliction; it is moral wrong and kindles the wrath of a just and holy God. The wrath of God is too little discussed by modern evangelists and preachers. They like to talk about the love and mercy of God, as though He were a Grand Old Man with a tolerant attitude toward sin. But such never fully appreciate His love and mercy because they do not understand His infinite wrath against sin. Much evangelism today has become sort of a "try God" gimmick. The pleasures of the world don't satisfy? Try God. You can't shake off some terrible bondage? Try God. When all else fails try God! But this humanistic approach is foreign to Scripture. God, His holiness, His wrath against sin and His love in providing salvation -- these are central in Scripture rather than man, his condition and his needs. We are not to look upon God as our servant, who will help us in time of need, but as the Holy One whose justice we have offended, but who in infinite grace, paid for our sins Himself so that we might be redeemed. This is why the Epistle to the Romans begins its mighty argument with almost three chapters on the subject of sin. Then follows the good news of God's grace in settling the sin question so that we might be "justified freely by His grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" (Rom. 3:24). And thus the same inspired writer declares in Eph. 2:2-4 that we were "the children of disobedience," and therefore "the children of wrath," but then goes on to show how "God, who is rich in mercy" and "great" in "love," saves believers by grace, giving them eternal life in Christ, who died for our sins.

Inspirational Picture of 2010

•A person who stammers would eventually say "father". •One gets bitten by a snake only once.

Consider visiting one of these great churches in Long Beach Photo above: The impoverished nation of Haiti was ravaged by an earthquake in early 2010, but in the midst of tragedy there were bright spots of hope. Susan Sarandon, who visited the pediatric malnutrition ward of St. Damien's Children's Hospital a few months after the quake, mugs for the camera, along with her young cohort Davidson.

Obesity Quotes We a r e s p e n d i n g millions, if not billions of dollars every year on programs to fight the childhood obesity epidemic while giving almost $2 billion of taxpayer money to the junk food and fast food industries to make the epidemic worse. Dennis Kucinich

Greater Open Door Church of God In Christ 132 Artesia Blvd - Long Beach (562) 423-8653

1st Sunday Worship............ 8am 2nd Sunday Worship............10am Sun Evening Worship...........6:30pm Tues Bible Study..................7pm

Rev. Garon Harden Pastor

St. Luke Holy Baptist Church 1401 West 34th St Long Beach, CA. (562) 427-3759

Sunday School.............9 am Sunday Worship..........10:45am Tuesday-Youth Ministry.....6 pm

Grace Memorial Baptist Church 1021 E. 19th St. Long Beach, CA 90806 (562)591-4774

Rev. Willie Larry McIntyre, Jr., Senior Pastor Christian Life Study...............9:15 AM Sunday AM Worship.............11:00 AM Wed Bible Study................. 7:30 PM Fri Bible Study..................... 6:30 PM


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1526 - 1775 From AFRICA to AMERICA

February 24, 2011 • Page 7A

ranks. Open-air preaching, and charismatic, passionate preachers attract throngs of participants. 1750s: RISE OF BLACK CONGREGATIONS Small black congregations begin to emerge in the South. They are not necessarily affiliated with a church, but are instead informal gatherings held outdoors in "brush arbors." In the brush arbor both men and women are called by the spirit. Many of the male plantation preachers go on to found the first independent black churches - women remain itinerants. 1750: SLAVERY LEGAL IN ALL COLONIES Georgia legalizes slavery. It is the last colony to do so. 1758: AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH FOUNDED One of the first recorded black congregations is organized on the plantation of William Byrd in Mecklenburg, Virginia. 1773-1775: SILVER BLUFF BAPTISTS Plantation slave preacher George Liele, the first black Baptist in Georgia, founds the Silver Bluff Baptist Church in Silver Bluff, South Carolina. The congregation includes free and enslaved blacks. One of Liele's original followers, Andrew Bryan, goes on to become ordained by the Baptist Church in 1788, and founds the Bryan Street African Baptist Church, which is later renamed the First African Baptist Church of Savannah. 1773: PHILLIS WHEATLEY PUBLISHES POEMS Phillis Wheatley, a freed slave, publishes Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. Wheatley's former owners, the Wheatleys of Boston, had provided Wheatley with an excellent education, rare for blacks and women at the time, and encouraged her to pursue writing. 1775: FIRST AMERICAN ANTISLAVERY SOCIETY FORMED Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage, which later (1784) becomes known as the Pennsylvania Society for the Abolition of Slavery, is founded in Philadelphia. Quakers, who had abolished slavery among themselves nearly 20 years earlier, found the organization and revise its constitution to include a broader membership. 1775: AMERICAN REVOLUTION BEGINS The American Revolution, the war of independence from England, begins. Black soldiers fight for both the Loyalists - those loyal to England - and the Patriots. At least 5,000 black men serve in the Continental Army, and fight in key battles including Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. British colonial governors try to incite slave rebellions and escapes by promising freedom to slaves who fight for the English Crown.

1526: FIRST NORTH AMERICAN SLAVE REVOLT Nearly 40 years before the first permanent European settlement in North America, Spanish explorers bring enslaved Africans to what are now the Carolinas. The Africans escape in what is the first recorded slave revolt in North America. 1527: FIRST MUSLIM IN NORTH AMERICA Estevan, the first identified Muslim in North America, lands in Florida as a Moroccan guide to the Spaniards. During the ensuing years of the slave trade, as many as 20% of West African slaves brought to North America are Muslim. 1619: FIRST AFRICANS IN ENGLISH COLONIES Newly established English colonies in North America create a demand for laborers in the New World. At first, captured Africans are brought to the colonies as indentured servants. Once their term (3-7 years) is completed, indentured servants are allowed to live free, own land, and have indentured servants of their own. However, this system does not last long; indentured servitude gives way to lifetime slavery for Africans as the British colonies grow and the need for a permanent, inexpensive labor force increases. 1641: SLAVERY LEGALIZED Massachusetts becomes the first British colony to legitimize slavery. Other states soon follow suit. Rights for free Africans are gradually restricted. By 1662, all children born to slave parents in Virginia are enslaved as well. Slavery has become a self-perpetuating system. 1701: DRIVE TO CONVERT SLAVES The English Crown charters the Society for Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts of the Anglican Church to convert slaves and Native Americans to Christianity. The drive to convert slaves is not welcomed by all slaveholders, however. Many are unwilling to allow their slaves to receive religious instruction, fearing that they will no longer be able to claim them as property once they are baptized. In 1705, Virginia passes a law that all laborers who "were not Christians in their Native Country... shall be slaves. A Negro, mulatto and Indian slaves ... shall be held to be real estate." 1738: BLACK CATHOLIC COMMUNITY ESTABLISHED Santa Teresa de Mose is established in Florida as a town for freed slaves who have converted to Catholicism. It becomes the first free black town in North America. 1740: GREAT AWAKENING BEGINS The Great Awakening, a revitalization Continue to know important history brought to you by your Long of religious expression, sweeps the British Colonies. The revival movement, unlike Beach Times Newspaper. There forces in this country that are working the earlier doctrine of the Puritans, promises the grace of God to all who experience hard to turn the history of Black America backwards. Suggest you a desire for it. Methodists and Baptists welcome African-Americans to join their cut this out and place in on your refrigerator as a reminder.


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CONCERT REVIEW - "Love's Magic - "The Future Of Classic Soul?" They have 4 singers, back by a STANK Well at least a part of it...and for me six piece band (including a horn section) thinking about the future of Classic Soul More appropriately they should be is of paramount importance during Black billed as a "TED MILLS TRIBUTE History Month 2011!!! BAND" We already know that a big part of (cuz they sounded a whole lot better the future of Classic Soul is going than Blue Magic itself has sounded in to be young white artists (like Amy the past 10 years....) Whinehouse, Meyer Hawthorne, etc.) Great songs: --Never Gonna Get Over completely dominating the scene their You, --Welcome to the Club, --Tear it own versions of regional Black music Down, --Stop To Start, --Spell, --Look sounds, featuring with retro Chicago, Me Up - (and more from Blue Magic's Detroit, Philly, etc. grooves. We already catalog). know that young white kids will eat that Yeah the band was a tad too loud, howstuff up. ever it didn't take away from the singing. Same thing with the deluge of techniIn fact lead singer Wilson Lambert, apcally correct white funk bands like Black proaches Tel Mills, in both sonic clarity Joe Louis and the Honeybears, Sharon and feeling. Jones and the Dap Kings, etc. being Soon all of the greats of Classic Soul fronted by powerhouse Black singers will no longer be here with us. It's a sad that sound as greasy as a fatback samich reality of the passage of time. LOVE’S MAGIC is a Blue Magic Cover Band. -- All they do are Blue Magic Songs. at 5am. However it is good to know that there However inside of the explosive period are REAL BANDS like "Love's Magic" of GREAT BLACK MUSIC that we are about to enter, (perhaps being ushered in (Blue Magic), Inca (Santana), "Everyday People" (Sly & the Family Stone), "Clones by Mick Jagger Sunday night?) there is room for so much more... of Funk" (P-Funk), John Conklin (Moments) and others that we have reviewed --Even in an age where rappers and bluesmen seemingly have not a thing in the here on Soul-Patrol.com... world to complain about (despite the world wide economic, social & healthcare Mind you....I'm not talking about FAKE AZZ BROKEN DOWN groups out there crisis,) there is room for something else... who are "perpetrating a fraud" on the public (and their wallets.) --Even in an age where "neo soul" artists seem to want to be as disconnected I'M TALKING ABOUT GENUINE TRIBUTE ACTS...WHO ONLY DO ONE from that which they are supposed to be "neo" about as they possibly can, there THING, BUT DO THE HELL OUT OF IT! is room for something else... We need more of these types of artists....That's cuz we are going "back to --Even in an age where jazz has suddenly become even more boring than watch- the future." And these type of artists are going to be a big part of providing the ing grass grow, there is room for something else... transportation that gets us there!!! And I am here to tell yall that the something else is EXACTLY what Mick JagAnd why not? White folks have been using "tribute bands" for hundreds of years as ger did recently at the Grammy Awards, when he paid tribute to the late Solomon a mechnism for "keeping their music alive" for hundreds of years (ever been to the Burke and TORE IT UP, fronting an ALL BLACK BAND!!. symphony to check out some 200 year old classical music, not being performed by But is also something that I witnessed live (and in living color) this past Saturday the "original artists?") I don't see any reason why Black Americans shouldn't have night inside of a ballroom at a 3 star hotel in Exeter, PA along with about 200 other new/talented artists doing the same thing with "Black American Standard Music." folks courtesy of a band called LOVE'S MAGIC" Hmmm...If I were to ever stage a modern day version of the TAMI show, Love's Love's Magic only does one thing. They don't try to capture everything in a Magic might just be a part of it. (since Mick Jagger probably wouldn't be available bottle. However, that which they do was just as inspirational for me as what Mick to me.....LOL) Jagger did at the Grammy's. In fact it was EXACTLY the same thing, they did a AND SUDDENLY I FEEL INSPIRED.....SIGN ME UP!!!! magnificent job of "covering" some BLACK AMERICAN STANDARD MUSIC (sorry for the low quality of the pictures, yall know that I am a terrible and they did it during Black History Month...LOL photographer....LOL. BY BOB DAVIS

A TRIBUTE TO RAY CHARLES March 19, 2011

Ellis Hall FROM STAFF ENTERTAIMENT REPORTS

LONG BEACH, CA - Ellis Hall seems to have been destined to pay tribute to Ray Charles. Like Charles, Hall is blind. Both men were born in Georgia, and both became singers. The two met and were friends for several years before the legendary Charles died in 2004. Hall has the honor of being the only artist, other than Ray Charles, to be signed to Charles’ label Crossover Records. He performed and was introduced as Ray Charles’ protégé at The

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts where Mr. Charles received the National Visionary Leadership Project Award. Ellis is proud to carry on the celebration of the soul legacy. Ellis is the former lead singer of Tower of Power and was one of the vocalists for the animated California Raisins in TV commercials. In movies, he played organ and sang gospel in Big Momma's House and was the voice of a singing rooster in Chicken Run. Now, Ellis Hall and your Orchestra join forces to pay homage to the memorable and diverse music of an American Legend. At the Long Beach Arena- Long Beach Convention Center and Entertainment, 555 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802 Sat, Mar 19, 2011 08:00 PM. Tickets start at $28. For more information call (562) 436-3203.

MAYME A. CLAYTON LIBRARY & MUSEUM

Vintage Black Cinema Series Saturday, February 26, 2011

Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus) Spend the afternoon at the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum for a screening and discussion of the classic film, Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus). Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, Marcel Camus' Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentiethcentury madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event, and it kicked off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning. Dubbed in English. (Criteria Collection) Event Info: Saturday, February 26, 2011

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American illustrator Howard Pyle, illustrator of many historical and adventure stories for periodicals, created this depiction of a slave auction in New Amsterdam (later to be renamed New York). New Amsterdam, a town on the tip of Manhattan Island within the Dutch colony of New Netherland, saw a sudden influx of African slave labor in 1655. The Dutch had been involved with the African slave trade for some time, having seized Portugal's Elmina Castle along the West African coast about two decades earlier. Soon after gaining control of the slave factory they were shipping 2,500 slaves across the Atlantic each year. Many of these slaves were sent to Brazil, another territory the Dutch had seized from Portugal. But this control of Brazil was short-lived. The Dutch were still active participants in the slave trade when they lost control of Brazil in 1654. Now they directed their attention to the colony of New Netherland. The colony already had black slaves; these had generally come by way of the Caribbean Islands. In 1655, the first large shipment of slaves directly from Africa arrived at New Amsterdam. In 1664 the English seized New Netherland, including the town of New Amsterdam. They renamed the colony New York. At the time there were roughly 500 Dutch-speaking blacks in the colony.

by Eric Lipton WASHINGTON — Among the thousands of demonstrators who jammed the Wisconsin State Capitol grounds this weekend was a well-financed advocate from Washington who was there to voice praise for cutting state spending by slashing union benefits and bargaining rights. David H. Koch, and Charles G. Koch have long used their wallets to promote fiscal conservatism and combat regulation. The visitor, Tim Phillips, the president of Americans for Prosperity, told a large group of counterprotesters who had gathered Saturday at one edge of what otherwise was a mostly union crowd that the cuts were not only necessary, but they also represented the start of a much-needed nationwide move to slash public-sector union benefits. “We are going to bring fiscal sanity back to this great nation,” he said. What Mr. Phillips did not mention was that his Virginia-based nonprofit group, whose budget surged to $40 million in 2010 from $7 million three years ago, was created and financed in part by the secretive billionaire brothers Charles G. and David H. Koch. “This is a watershed moment in Wisconsin,” Mr. Phillips said. “For the last two decades, government unions have used their power to drive pensions and benefits and salaries well beyond anything that can be sustained. We are just trying to change that.” Even before the new governor was sworn in last month, executives from the Koch-backed group had worked behind the scenes to try to encourage a union showdown, Mr. Phillips said in an interview on Monday. State governments have gone into the red, he said, in part because of the excessively generous pay and benefits that unions have been able to negotiate for teachers, police, firefighters and other state and local employees. “We thought it was important to do,” Mr. Phillips said, adding that his group is already working with activists and state officials in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania to urge them to take similar steps to curtail union benefits or give public employees the power to opt out of unions entirely.

Westside Schools Hold Community Action Meeting on Local Air Quality LBUSD, AQMD and the Port of Long Beach Honored For Air Filtering Efforts at Local Schools FROM STAFF REPORTS

Long Beach [February 22, 2011] – Westside Schools for Clean Air (WSCA), Greater Long Beach Interfaith Community Organization (ICO) and St. Lucy’s Catholic Church are holding a State of the Community meeting on Thursday to report on continuing threats to local air quality. Also at the meeting, school and faith leaders will thank representatives of the Port of Long Beach, the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) for funding and installing air filters in West Long Beach schools to provide clean air environments for Westside youth. The meeting will feature a report on the recently-

completed California State University Long Beach West Long Beach Health and Air Quality Survey, and an update on the efforts to combat the proposed expansion and construction of near-neighborhood railyards. The Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads continue to push their expansion and construction plans, notwithstanding a significant drop in port cargo traffic and the designation of the existing ICTF railyard as one of the worst polluting yards in the state of California. WHAT:

State of the Community Meeting

(Auditorium is near the main gate on West Willard Street, across from the Boys and Girls Club) WHEN:

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 6:00pm

WHO: Dr. Felton Williams, President, LBUSD Board of Education; Nick Sramek, Commission President, Port of Long Beach; Judy Mitchell, Board Member, AQMD; Long Beach City Councilmembers James Johnson (invited); teachers and parents from several West Long Beach schools.

For more information please call Evelyn Knight Cabrillo High School Auditorium, 2001 (ICO) at (562) 426-1342.

WHERE: Santa Fe Avenue


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February 24, 2011 • Page 10A

THE NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION Launches THE 2011 ADVOCACY Competition FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

METLIFE TO SERVE AS THE PLATINUM SPONSOR

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Washington, DC — The National Bar Association announced its 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Justice Advocacy Competition. In its 11th year, the competition provides an opportunity for high school seniors to earn scholarships for college. MetLife is the Platinum sponsor of the program for the second consecutive year. High school seniors from California are invited to submit an essay for the 2011 competition. In no more than 1000 words, students should address the following issue: President Barack Obama challenged states to identify high schools with graduation rates below 60% and implement programs to increase the rates. If Dr. King were alive today, what new solution(s) and new program(s) should he recommend that your state implement and the Obama Administration fund? Specifically explain why the proposed new solutions and programs should be adopted. Students should register for the competition through www.nationalbar.org/meetings/ mlk.shtml. Top winners of local competitions will advance to the regional contest. The first place winner of the regional competition will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a three day, two night trip to Baltimore, MD for the national competition. Airfare and hotel costs will be covered for the student and one adult chaperone. National competition winners will receive more than $5,000 in scholarships. All national prizes are one time scholarships. Sponsored by the National Bar Association and supported by the National Bar Institute, the competition is an annual advocacy program designed to motivate students of color to excel in education. The contest encourages high school seniors to express their views on a pre-selected topic, and judges the students on their ability to communicate orally and in writing. It also provides young people with experience in public speaking. “The NBA is so pleased to continue its tradition of inspiring young Americans towards careers in the law and recognizing tomorrow’s leaders,” said J. Robert Carr, executive director of the National Bar Association. “We also look forward to partnering with MetLife again this year to help families understand and plan for the rising costs of college.” Laurel Daring, assistant vice president of Marketing at MetLife added, “MetLife recognizes the importance role education plays in helping families build financial freedom. That’s why we’re proud to once again serve as the Platinum Sponsor of this competition, which touches the lives of hundreds of talented young people.” To be eligible, students must have applied to a college or university for the 2011 – 2012 school year. The winners of the regional competitions will advance to the national competition to be held on August 2, 2011 in Baltimore, MD. Important Dates March 11, 2011: Essay deadline for the local competition March 28, 2011: Local competition in Oakland County. Please note that there may be additional local competitions in California. Top winners of the local competitions will advance to the regional contest. April 30, 2011: Regional competition in Los Angeles, CA MetLife also will offer a seminar to help families manage their finances and start planning for college. August 2: National competition in Baltimore, MD For more information on the competition visit www.nationalbar.org/meetings/mlk. shtml. About The NBA - The National Bar Association (NBA) was formed in 1925 by twelve African-American pioneers with a mutual interest in and dedication to justice and the civil rights of all. NBA created this Competition in 1999.

Phil’s “Who Dat” Southern Style Seafood Gumbo Recipe BY WILFRED PHILLIPS JR.

Mardi Gras season is upon us and what better way to kick things off is with a bowl of Phil’s “Who Dat” delicious Seafood Gumbo. Here are my secret ingredients to make a hearty gumbo that your family and friends will surly love. ROUX {1 cup or more of flour ½ to 1 cup of oil} 2 cups of chopped celery & 2 cloves of garlic (finely mixed) 2 cups of chopped onion 6 cups of chicken stock 6 cups of hot water Salt, Black Pepper, to taste 6 to 8 crabs (cleaned) 3 lbs. raw shrimp (peeled & deveined) Chicken Breast, (No skin or wings or legs) 2 ropes of sausage (Sliced) Cook in a heavy iron pot, make Roux of flour and oil. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until a rich brown color Add Garlic, Celery, & Onion-cook over low heat. Add chicken stock & hot water. Season to taste. Bring to boil- then add chicken & sausage, Boil on medium heat for approximately 45 minutes or more. Add crabs- cook for approximately 15 minutes or more. Add shrimp- cook for 10 to 15 minutes (optional). Serve over rice, & sprinkle green onions tops over serving. You may also sprinkle gumbo file in gumbo servings. After consuming, break out your white handkerchief, or yet put up your umbrella and join in the second line.

NAACP Stands in Solidarity with Wisconsin Workers

Budgets Should Not Be Balanced by Harming American Families

COMPILED BY RICHARD LOVE

(Washington, DC)—Thousands of workers at this very moment are protesting in the streets and at the capitol of Wisconsin against Governor Scott Walker’s proposed legislation that will impede our economic recovery and undermine the right of workers to have an organized voice at the workplace. “The NAACP, and our 1200 branches and youth and college chapters stand with the teachers, workers, public employees and the hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin residents in opposition to Governor Scott Walker’s short-sighted budget,” stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. “As this nation pulls itself out of the Great Recession, balancing state budgets should not be done on the backs of the workers that provide vital services to our communities. Governor Walker should do the job he was elected to do which is to put people back to work not out them on the unemployment line. Our nation must enact smart policies to stimulate economic growth and create jobs. We cannot cut our way out of the recession, job creation increases our tax revenues and consumer dollars which are the policies that will grow our economy and ultimately reduce our deficit. The NAACP stands ready to combat any legislation in any state, whether it be Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee or Indiana where jobs are being severely cut and labor rights stripped. ” Recently, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proposed legislation that strips state workers of nearly all their collective bargaining rights, cuts pay and benefits. This legislation has been met with massive protests by people across Wisconsin and the country. “The NAACP stands in solidarity with our union brothers and sisters in Wisconsin,” stated Chairman Roslyn M. Brock. “This coordinated effort to desensitize public opinion as it relates to workers' rights is unconscionable in these times of economic strife.” “This issue is actually a lot larger than it appears,” stated NAACP Wisconsin State Conference President Tom White. “There are people with jobs, livelihoods at stake and they are not going to take this change lightly. Wisconsin is one state and we should function as one. Wisconsin government cannot move forward on this without Wisconsin citizens. This legislation provides an opportunity for all citizens, in all professions, to come together, gather our resources and speak out. It could easily be our own co-workers under fire next. What affects one group, affects us all.” Similar legislation has been presented or is being prepared in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Indiana. While these other bills are not exactly the same, their premise is to eliminate collective bargaining and roll the clock back on the rights of average American workers who have born the brunt of the economic recession. “Workers across the width and breadth of this country wake up every day with the clear knowledge that the job is not a luxury but a necessity to sustain their families,” added Clayola Brown, NAACP National Board Member and SEIU/IEB Board Member Workers United. “All workers want is a fair days' pay for a fair days' work and benefits to provide for their families.” Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

Calendar Listing New Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Partners with Southern California Edison and WBC Enterprises to Provide Money Saving Tips and Other Valuable Resources WHAT: Southern California Edison and WBC Enterprises host A Day of Opportunity Resource Fair to provide money saving information and helpful resources to the community, faith-based and community-based organizations. Topics include information on lowering electric bills, discount, rebate, and energyefficiency programs, and supplier-diversity opportunities. Free workshops are also available to the community, nonprofits and businesses on resume and interview tips, job skills and contracting opportunities. WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 12, 2011. WHERE: New Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church 434 S. Grevillea Ave. Inglewood, Calif., 90301 COST: Admission is free. INFORMATION: Free workshops are available to those that pre-register. Visit HYPERLINK "http://www.adayofopportunity.com" adayofopportunity.com or call (310) 673-6250 to register. Space is limited. Customers are also encouraged to bring their Edison bill to see if they qualify for a 20 percent or more monthly bill discount. Applications and resumes will not be accepted at this event.

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Arrest of Malcolm X's Daughter Casts Another Shadow on His Legacy

February 24, 2011 • Page 11A

19th Annual Pan African Film Festival Premieres “35 and Ticking”

By Kim Webster Opening night was a buzz at the Culver Plaza Theatre with the premiere of “35 and Ticking,” written and directed by radio personality/comedian/actor Russ Parr. This comedy/drama tells the intimate story of four friends navigating thru romance, marriage, and children while getting older. Featured cast include: Nicole Ari Parker, Tamala Jones, Kevin Hart, Keith Robinson, Meagan Good, Mike Epps, Clifton Powell, Jill Marie Jones, Dondre Whitfield, Aaron D Spear, Luenell, and Kym Whitley who is also executive producer. Every year the festival honors artistic and literary accomplishments. This year “A Special Night of Tribute” honored awardwinning actress Phylicia Rashad with the Lifetime Writer/Director of "35 and Ticking" Russ Parr and wife Darnell. Achievement Award. Also Photo by Kim Webster honored were: classical soprano/Civil Rights activist Hope Foye-Lifetime Achievement Award; film/stage/television rising star Tessa Thompson –Beah Richards Rising Star Award; actor Lamman Rucker-Canada Lee Award; 9th District Los Angeles Councilwoman Jan Perry-Community Leadership Award; South African actor/producer/director Hlmola Dandala – The Africa Channel’s Creative Achievement Award; novelist/essayist/social activist/2010 nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature Ngugi wa Thiong’o-The Africa Channel’s Literary Achievement Award. El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz The world premiere of writer/director Van Elder’s “DWB: Dating While Black” was presented on closing night of the festival. For more information about special BY KIRSTEN WEST SAVALI ON screenings from the festival, please go to www.paff.org. Images of iconic human rights activist, El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, are once again being splashed all over the news; and unfortunately, not for any of his underappreciated contributions to society. Earlier this month, Malikah Shabazz, youngest daughter of the slain leader, known to the world as Malcolm X, continued to battle her sisters in Westchester FROM LBT’S CRIMES WATCH TAMPA, FL - Jamaica's County Surrogate's Court for the rights to the estate left by their mother, Dr. Betty reggae superstar Buju Shabazz. Accused of "mental incapacity" by her older siblings, Ilyasah and Malaak, Banton, real name Mark Malikah's propensity for theft was exposed when her unauthorized selling of her Myrie, has been found father's prized documents and possessions was revealed to the world. guilty of three cocaine Two weeks later, on the 46th anniversary of his assassination, his baby girl, born related charges. months after his murder on the stage of the Audubon Ballroom, is spending time A 12 member jury a behind bars. short while ago delivered After sheriff's deputies initiated an investigation into a claim that a child in the verdict in the Sam Dr. Shabazz's home in Mars Hill, North Carolina was not attending school, they M Gibbons building in discovered an outstanding warrant stemming from her alleged 2009 identity theft Tampa which houses the of a widow of one of Malcolm X's bodyguards, and taking about $30,000 to pay United States Middle bills and other personal expenses. They arrested her on charges including possesDistrict Court, Florida sion of stolen property, grand larceny, forgery, and criminal possession of forged Division. instruments and she is currently awaiting extradition to Queens, NY to stand trial. Buju was found guilty Sean Devereux, lawyer for Dr. Shabazz, told The Associated Press that the child on conspiracy to possess in question was Shabazz's daughter, and that she was being home-schooled. It is Mark Myrie aka Buju Banton with intent to distribute believed that the truancy complaint was intended for the child of tenants who had five kilograms or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount recently moved out Shabazz's new residence. of cocaine. Clearly, this is not the first time that Shabazz has stolen money and property, but He was found guilty for aiding and abetting others in using a communication few realize that her brushes with the law span over 15 years. In 1995, Dr. Shabazz, facility in the commission of a felony. who holds her Ph.D in Educational Administration and Human Development, an He was also found guilty for knowingly and intentionally possessing a firearm MS in Mathematical Science, is an Honored Fellow in Africana Black Studies, in furtherance of and during the course of a drug-trafficking crime. founder of HERS (Home Education Resources & Services), and YES [(Younite But he was found not guilty for attempting to possess five kilograms or more Entente of Students) formerly known as NOASA National Organization of African of cocaine. Students in America], was fined $250 after reaching a plea bargain in a credit-card Buju was tried last week on four charges. forgery case, according to The New York Beacon. She pleaded guilty to providing false information to a police officer, and no contest Buju throughout the trial maintained he was innocent of the charges saying he to attempted forgery. Circuit Judge Roger Livingston ordered her to pay $250 in played no part in any conspiracy to possess cocaine. In denying the claims against him, Buju, through his attorney David Oscar court fees and fines, with the stipulation that the attempted forgery charge would Markus, argued that the artiste never became a willing participant of the cocaine be dropped if she stayed out of trouble for the next year. conspiracy charged in the superseding indictment. Though Dr. Shabazz exhibits several signs of having an addictive-compulsive The defence said tasting the cocaine, talking about cocaine and simply being disorder, I refuse to judge anyone's mental health, especially without having any present at the warehouse is not sufficient to find Buju guilty of the crimes charged. knowledge of a psychiatric evaluation. However, when taking into consideration This trial, which began on February 14, was the second attempt of the US Dr. Shabazz's impressive educational background, and her obvious lack of financial government to convict the Jamaican artiste. A first trial last year was declared a assistance, her sisters' claim of "mental incapability" do not seem so far-fetched. mistrial after jurors failed to arrive at a unanimous position. Or maybe mental illness is an easier pill to swallow than considering the daughter Buju was arrested on December 10, 2009. of one of our warriors for equality grew up to be nothing more than a common His long-time friend Ian Thomas and a James Mack were arrested the same thief capable of stealing from her own father, sisters, and friends. day when they attempted to buy cocaine from undercover detectives in a Florida It saddens me that during this time, when we should be celebrating the life of warehouse. Thomas and Mack pleaded guilty but Buju denied the charges. He said Malcolm X, we are instead bombarded with the failings and fighting of his children. he decided to fight in federal court because he knows he is innocent. His legacy deserves more.

Buju Banton guilty on three counts


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RIDLEY-THOMAS TO HOST MOREHOUSE GLEE CLUB’S 100th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

WHAT’S WORTH DOING IS WORTH DOING BADLY

FROM STAFF REPORTS

My weekend Masses went reasonably well, although my voice showed some instability and huskiness by the end of our Gospel Mass Sunday. Laryngitis is a furtive demon that has invaded my life space only about a dozen times. “Now what’s going to happen Tuesday morning in New Orleans?” was my first and only thought. After all, a dear friend, Rosemary Peters Cannon had died and her family wanted me to fly to New Orleans and celebrate a festive homegoing Mass for her. Fortunately, I had made all the arrangements with Rosemary’s daughter Zelma and her granddaughter Jahanna. Otherwise, I would have had to rely on emails or texting to work the program. As it was, I could maintain telephone silence without alarming anyone. All day Monday, my voice was absent, and that caused minimal problems when I was in the security line at the airport. Drama is not desirable in an airplane. Yet, after pushback and the initial firing up of engines, our jet returned to its dock. “A gauge is giving a bad reading!” the captain boomed over the airwaves. “An attendant specialist will look after it in a minute.” Within minutes, the specialist was on the job as the eyes of all were fastened on whatever visible moves the captain and the specialist made. Following a check and gauge reset of maybe twelve minutes, the captain ordered pushback once more, fired up again and this time rolled toward the runway to make the jet’s 20-second dash for liftoff. “I’m stepping out on faith,” I mused, as the brightly-painted Boeing 737 leaped with astounding power into the azure sky. I tried in vain to imagine what would actually be going on twenty hours from that moment at Corpus Christi Church in New Orleans. Would my voice be back, at least partway? Or would I be relegated to the role of glorified altar boy while the pastor did the Mass of Resurrection and all the trimmings? I did not want to disappoint the huge Peters family to whom I refer as a clan, even a tribe. After a glass of tomato juice without ice, I let my seat back, relaxed and fell asleep. Retiring early, about midnight, I tested my voice a few times to see whether I could groan, moan or emit any sound. Nothing! Out like a light with several nighttime interruptions for mucus disposal, I got in close to eight hours of slumber. About nine o’clock Tuesday morning, I was cheered to find that I could hum, moan and groan a bit. Though reservedly, my spirits leaped within me. Since funerals fit in the category of things that happen but once, a person has just a single shot to get them right. Given the uncertainty of my voice, would Rosemary’s Mass of Resurrection be one of those celebrations that happened poorly beyond my control? All these considerations hit me head-on as I bowed to the Cross and turned to face the people in Corpus Christi Church. Everyone knew what the problem was as soon as I opened my mouth. My biggest consolation was that all of them were rooting for me. They were blown away when I told them my half-voice had returned only two hours ago. Throughout the Mass, one could tell that the ordeal of my vocal distress became a tool of positive effect on the engrossed congregation, holding their rapt attention as something personal to themselves. They were seeing not just determination but determined love bent on being with them, sharing with them, communicating and celebrating with them. It got only better. Frustrated that I could emit only half-volume, sometimes crackling sounds, I said almost sotto voce,“Darn, I wish I could sing!” They heard the whisper. “Sing! Sing! Sing!” a chorus of family voices shouted amid smiles and disbelief. For a moment, I listened and stared in amazement. No doubt, they subscribe wholesale to the observation of G.K. Chesterton, “If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.” “Are you sure you are ready to bear what you are about to hear?” I asked them. “Sing! Sing! Sing!” the chorus continued unabated. I cast about for a song that could be done communally, quickly settling on “His Eye Is On The Sparrow.” After a shortened version in the key of C, we finished with, “Let me tell you that “I sing, sing, sing because I’m happy…” Full-throated and joyous, the folks chimed in, soon standing and accompanying me in clapping and dancing. Pretty singing it was not, with my uncertain voice cracking and weakening. Snatching the mini-parasol from Rosemary’s coffin, I led the joy and laughter in our midst, and at the end we were shouting, “Yes, Rosemary! Alleluia! Thank you, Lord! Alleluia!” Rosemary’s interment was followed by a funeral repast with tasty food, camaraderie and a Second Line. Against the gentle protests of my body, I hung around for a couple of hours, ate some salad and chatted with family and friends. It was an inspiring homegoing. When I apologized for my half-voice, they answered, “We’re just glad you’re here! It would not have been the same without you! You are part of our family!” Sandra Gordon said: “When I am exhausted, I lose my voice.” “I was carrying you,” Ann Marie Fernandez remarked when I told her about it. Yes, I have heard some people say how they relieve another’s hurt by suffering that hurt until the hurt is healed.

Los Angeles—Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Morehouse College will host a special concert in honor of the Morehouse College Glee Club’s 100th Anniversary. The event, which takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 26, at Club Nokia at LA Live, will feature a memorable performance by the all-male chorus with selections ranging from Negro spirituals to classical compositions. “For more than a century, the Morehouse College Glee Club has shared its phenomenal musical talents with audiences across the nation and around the world,” said Supervisor Ridley-Thomas. "Saturday night's concert will be a rare opportunity for Los Angeles to hear a live performance from this legendary ensemble." “With discipline, precision, and a dynamic artistic flair, the world-renowned Morehouse College Glee Club truly embodies the richness of African-American culture,” said Darnell Holcomb, President of the Greater Los Angeles Morehouse Alumni Association. “As we celebrate Black History month, I would like to take this opportunity to applaud 100 years of outstanding musical achievement.” The glee club has sung on numerous important occasions; it performed during the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, sang the national anthem with Natalie Cole at Super Bowl XXVIII, and saluted renowned choral director Robert Shaw as part of the 1991 Kennedy Center Honors. The chorus also has toured cities across the United States and in Poland, Bermuda and Russia. Morehouse College, founded in 1867, to educate African-American men, is one of the nation’s oldest predominately black institutions. The college has consistently ranked among the top liberal arts schools in America, receiving accolades from U.S. News and World Report and Forbes Magazine. Notable alumni include: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, filmmaker Spike Lee, Academy Award-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson and Nima A. Warfield, the first African-American Rhodes Scholar from a historically black college. General admission tickets are $105,

Dean’s Honor Roll or Distinguished Student list COLLEGE STATION, Feb. 18, 2011 – Texas A&M University has named its honor students for the summer semester, recognizing them for outstanding academic performance. The Dean’s Honor Roll recognizes students taking at least 15 semester hours during the fall semester who have maintained a 3.75 or higher grade point (GPR) out of a possible 4.0. A second designation, “Distinguished Student,” recognizes those who earned a 3.5 to 3.74 GPR while taking at least 15 hours for the fall semester. Among those recognized were: Name: Ramage, Sean W. Class: Junior 60-89 Hometown: San Pedro, CA Zipcode: 90732-4255 Degree 1: Bachelor of Science - Environmental Studies DEAN'S HONOR ROLL

ANTI-PROSTITUTION OPERATION NETS TEN ARRESTS FROM STAFF REPORTS

LONG BEACH, CA - On Thursday, February 17, 2011, the Long Beach Police Department’s Vice Detail and West Division Directed Enforcement officers conducted an undercover operation targeting prostitution in the area of west Long Beach. The operation resulted in nine males being arrested for solicitation of prostitution and one female arrested for prostitution. Operations of this type have been due in large part to community concerns regarding quality of life issues in the area. Long Beach Police will continue to conduct unannounced anti-prostitution operations throughout the city in an effort to end this nuisance activity and the negative effects it has on the community. The Long Beach Police Department would like to remind those inclined to patronize prostitutes that they run the risk of being arrested should they engage in this activity in Long Beach. For additional information regarding this operation, please contact the Long Beach Police Department’s Vice Investigations Detail at (562) 570-7219.

African Proverbs Translated From Zulu to English: •No sun sets without its histories. •A tree is known by its fruit. •The groin pains in sympathy with the sore. •You are sharp on one side like a knife. •The wrong-headed fool, who refuses counsel, will come to grief.

By Fr. Jerome LeDoux


February 24, 2011 • Page 13A

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LeBron James Posts All-Star Game's First Triple-Double Since Jordan

SERRA BOYS BASKETBALL FORFEITS SEASON BY WILFRED PHILLIPS

LOS ALAMITOS CA. – In a S.S. CIF media release. The Junipero Serra (Gardena) High School boys basketball team forfeited their 13 wins for the 2010-2011 season and will not be immediately included in the CIF Southern Section Ford boys basketball championship basketball draw. This decision was made due to the late discovery of the use of an ineligible player over the season. Serra may still appeal to the Del Rey League to be included in that league’s guaranteed entries Wilfred Phillips, Jr into the draw. That decision must be made prior to the start of the tournament on Wednesday Feb. 16. Any further question or explanation beyond this release will BY SAM AMICK LOS ANGELES -- As LeBron James fielded questions from the press corps at be directed to Junipero Serra High School. Staples Center on Sunday night, he was asked about his favorite moments from Poly Boys & Girls, Advance in CIF Playoffs All-Star weekend. The Miami star answered by talking about charity, describing how richly he was BY WILFRED PHILLIPS rewarded for taking part in a number of good-will efforts in the days leading up to It was week one of the CIF boys and girls basketball playoffs to see which high school the game itself. Yet after the West had won 148-143, it was the MVP voters who will represent Southern California at the state finals in Sacramento in mid march. The Poly had been in the giving spirit. At James' expense. boy’s team has moved up in the national rankings to number two and the girl’s team are Despite his triple-double (29 points on 10-of-18 shooting, 12 rebounds, and 10 also nationally ranked as number four. The opening play-off game for the top seeded boys assists), James lost out to the Lakers' hometown hero, Kobe Bryant (37 points on team was Wednesday evening at home in Ron Palmer Pavilion against the 14-13 Santiago 14-of-26 shooting, 14 rebounds and three assists) for the game's top award. The Sharks from Corona. The Jackrabbits started out fast, they tore through the light defense voting is done with media members accounting for nine votes and the fan votes that the sharks could muster. They out-rebounded the sharks and had many of the opposaccounting for three more. The triple-double was only the second in All-Star game ing players watching the well coached Jackrabbits do their thing. Final score LB Poly history -- and the first since Michael Jordan turned the trick in 1997. 87- Santiago Corona 63. Sr. Jackrabbit guard Alexis Moore said, "I just tried to showcase my talent on both ends of the floor -- defending, re“Our guys came out to play with high energy”. bounding, scoring," James said. "We came up short. And you know for me, I'm all On the following night the Poly girls hosted the Los Olso Grizzles of Rancho Cucamonga. about winning, so (I'm) just a little disappointed in our game. Disappointed that Right at the tip-off, it was all Poly. The Jackrabbits hit four straight buckets. The Grizzlies didn’t score a basket in the first quarter until there was only 35 seconds on the clock. This we didn't win." James hasn't been disappointing in the games that count, though, and he is in was due to a Poly foul. The Jackrabbits aggressive run and gun offense kept the grizzlies prime position to capture a third straight MVP honor with the way the Heat have fans quiet all night. Final score Poly 64-Los Olso 23. The Girls moved on to Silverado turned their season around. After the 9-8 start that sparked so many doom and High, located in Victorville, on Saturday evening. The Jackrabbits beat Silverado 65-25. gloom predictions from South Beach and beyond, Miami has won 32 of 39 games Friday night the boy’s team played hosted to the black and gold Nighthawks of Knight High in the second round of the play-offs. It was a rainy night, which caused many of the and is currently tied with Boston for the Eastern Conference lead. Yet James, whose Heat play at Sacramento on Tuesday, isn't content because of Knight fans to arrive late.. The Nighthawks looked impressive by their tall size, but after tip-off the running Jackrabbits played at high intensity. Center Ryan Anderson visited the a recent stretch in which the Heat have gone 11-6 leading into the break. "For the last third of the season, we have to understand that we cannot afford foul line numerous times that he could set up a tent there. The Nighthawks didn’t settle down to take a step backwards and we have to keep moving forward," James said. "We until the second half where it was too little too late. Finial score LB Poly 81-Knight 39. The Compton High Tarbabes are also is in the play-off hunt Compton is in Div: ll, and have to continue to get better, because there are teams out there that's better than has moved to the third round. They will be hosting Santa Monica High Tuesday evening. us right now." Tip-off will be at 7 pm. All-Star MVP voting aside, however, no one was better than him on this Staples Center stage.

Man Arrested For Hate Crimes Against Long Beach Gay & Lesbian Locations FROM STAFF REPORTS

LONG BEACH, CA - Long Beach Police have arrested a 23-year old Ranchos Palos Verdes resident in connection with two vandalism incidents that damaged Long Beach establishments that cater to the gay and lesbian community back in December 2010. Olivier Rodrich Saintvictor has been charged with felony vandalism with a special allegation for hate crimes. He allegedly threw something through windows at both The Center Long Beach on 4th Street and Club Ripples on Ocean Boulevard on the night of December 17, 2010. "Detectives assigned to the cases were immediately concerned about the fact that both businesses targeted in the vandalisms were establishments that cater to the gay and lesbian community," reads a press release from the Long Beach Police Department. "The investigation led them to a third vandalism reported from a similar type of business in the city of Redondo Beach with similar circumstances. Detectives discovered that the crime occurred on the same date and matched the suspect and vehicle descriptions from the Long Beach incidents." Witnesses provided matching descriptions of a six-foot tall black man with long dreadlocks, driving a white Toyota Prius. These details were provided to the Violent Crimes Detail. The connections in the three cases led detectives to investigate them as hate crimes. Detectives believe there may be additional victims and urge them and anyone who may have additional information about these crimes to Long Beach Police Department Violent Crimes Detective Jackie Bezart at (562) 570-7250.

Santiago driving on Poly Boys

Jackrabbit Ryan Anderson spins moves over Knight driving over

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“A cutting word is worse than a bowstring, a cut may heal, but the cut of the tongue does not.”

Los Olso driving on Poly girls


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010-1902693 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CURRY ORGANIZED DESIGN, 5615 E. 2nd Street #3, Long Beach CA 90803. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) KATHERINE KNIGHT DEPEW. This Business is conducted by: An individual. Signed: KATHERINE DEPEW. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/23/2010. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on NA. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 01/05, 01/12, 01/19, 01/26/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0166240 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: AUSTERE CONSULTING, 646 W. Pacific Coast Highway #7, Long Beach CA 90806. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) JACQUES DARNELL KEIL. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: JACQUES DARNELL KEIL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/31/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/19/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code). Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/3/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT 10Feb11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0184973 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ALPHA MANAGEMENT LINK, 6656 S. ATLANTIC BLVD., BELL, CA 90201. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MARIA M. SOTO. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MARIA M. SOTO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/02/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code)Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0191447 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GS BOOKINGS, 8132 FIRESTONE BLVD. #287, DOWNEY, CA 90241. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) GINGER SILVERA. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: GINGER SILVERA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/03/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/20/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code)Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011.Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0184018 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SO CAL MOLD SERVICES; SCM SERVICES, 4606 SHADEWAY RD., LAKEWOOD, CA 90713. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) GREENCOLLAR CONSTRUCTION, INC. This Business is conducted by: A CORPORATION. Signed: SHONTON BROWN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/02/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code. Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0176974 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LIDIA’S BARGAIN, 4420 GAGE AVE., BELL, CA 90201. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) CRISTINA MORA. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: CRISTINA MORA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/01/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/1/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FILE NO. 2011-0176973 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: LIDIA’S BARGAIN, 4420 GAGE AVE., BELL, CA 90201. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 03/11/2010, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 20100339100. The business was conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 02/01/2011. The business information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.) SIGNED: HECTOR ALTAMIRANO/ OWNER.Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0168618 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MACAREN USA, 521 E. 11th ST. #8, L.A., CA 90015. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MACAREN INC. This Business is conducted by: A CORPORATION. Signed: DO EUN PARK. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/31/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0184536 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ELECTRIC MOE, 27953 CALYPSO LN., SANTA CLARITA, CA 91351. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MOSES WRIGHT. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MOSES WRIGHT. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/02/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code. Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0159078 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: NATIONAL TURF SUPPLY, 1922 E. GLADWICK ST., RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA 90220. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) PLAYFIELD TURF, LLC. This Business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Signed: DEBBIE JOHNSON. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/28/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code)Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0160848 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: FLOWERS, HEAVENLY DESIGNED, 1943 254th ST., LOMITA, CA 90717. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MARIA L. CASTELLANOS. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MARIA L. CASTELLANOS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/28/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/23/10. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code)Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0169623 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PAT’S ULTIMATE SPICE, 9121 S. 4th AVE., INGLEWOOD, CA. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) PATRICIA V. COTTON. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: PATRICIA V. COTTON. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/31/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/31/2011. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code)Pub. 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

17Feb11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0242714 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: APPLEBY REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE, 119 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Phillip Raichard Appleby. This Business is conducted by: An individual. Signed: Phillip Appleby. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/14/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/, 02/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0184091 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PIECES OF PARADISE, 4303 E. Arbor Rd., Long Beach, CA 90808. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Ms. Jenifer Dodson. This Business is conducted by: An individual. Signed: Jenifer Dodson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/02/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/, 02/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0128699 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BE-BELLA, 2010 Cesar Chavez St., Los Angeles, CA 90033. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Jose Medina. This Business is conducted by: An individual. Signed: Jose Medina. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/24/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/, 02/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0121084 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: RPR MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC, 201 South Francisca Ave., #6, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Full name of registrant(s) is (are)

Roderick P. Ramos PA-C Inc. Articles of Incorporation #3318454. This Business is conducted by: A corporation. Signed: Roderick P. Ramos PA-C, Inc. Roderick P. Ramos, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/21/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03/, 02/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0223649 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: B&B TRANSMISSION, 8301 WHITTIER BLVD., PICO RIVERA, CA 90660. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) YOUNG KIM. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: YOUNG KIM. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0228381 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CREATIVE INDULGENCE, 1702 S. ELENA AVE. UNIT B, REDONDO BEACH, CA 90277. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) AUTO INDULGENCE, INC. This Business is conducted by: A CORPORATION. Signed: PIERRE HOFFMANN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0227810 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GLORIA’S CASKETS, 3806 E. CESAR CHAVEZ BLVD., L.A., CA 90063. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) CESAREO GUTIERREZ. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: CESAREO GUTIERREZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0227553 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: HAROON SECURITY SERVICE, 3315 W. 190th ST., TORRANCE, CA 90504. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) NADER MUHAMMAD HAROON. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: NADER M. HAROON. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0200337 The following person(s) is (are)

doing business as: MR BIGMANN 65 PROCESS SERVER, 4281 FERNWOOD AVE., LYNWOOD, CA 90262. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MICHAEL R. WILLIAMS. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MICHAEL R. WILLIAMS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/04/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1/2/05. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0227542 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MULTIPURPOSE COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE, 14831 S. MAPLE AVE., GARDENA, CA 90248. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ILDEFONSO C. REBOLLAR. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: ILDEFONSO C. REBOLLAR. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0228153 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: RICHARD’S FOOD DISTRIBUTORS, 15959 PIUMA AVE. BLDG. B, CERRITOS, CA 90703. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) RICHARD FOOD, INC., HOWLIN ENTERPRISES, INC. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: SHAHIDA UMAR. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on AUG. 27, 04. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0227559 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ROZUL ACCESS SERVICES, 555 E. CARSON #91, CARSON, CA 90745. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) PHILIP ROZUL. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: PHILIP ROZUL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0206175 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: T.E.C. PHOTOGRAPHY; TEC PHOTOS, 37115 KELLY CT., PALMDALE, CA 93550. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) PHIL ESPINA JR., JODY TIONGCO, LUIS CASTILLO. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: PHIL ESPINO JR. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/07/2011. 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Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0213895 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: THREE PLUS ONE ENTERPRISES, 18221 E. RENWICK RD., AZUSA, CA 91702. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) SILVIA OCHOA. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: SILVIA OCHOA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/08/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0224505 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND, 2415 MARINE AVE., GARDENA, CA 90249. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) BERNICE DAVIS. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: BERNICE DAVIS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0226309 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: YOUR MISSING PIECE, 5916 DAGWOOD AVE., LAKEWOOD, CA 90712. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) DEBORAH AILEEN FOX. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: DEBORAH AILEEN FOX. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/10/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/10/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, 03/10/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0248009 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CHILDREN OF THE STORK, 402, E. 1st Street, #203, Long Beach, CA 90802. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) JOSE CORDON, ALEXANDRIA CORDON. This Business is conducted by: A HUSBAND AND WIFE. Signed: Jose and Alexandria Cpordon, co-owners. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/15/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/1/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See section 14411 et seq. Business and Professions Code) Pub. 02/24, 03/03, 03/10, 03/17 /2011. Publish: Long BeachTimes Newspaper/LBT DUPs FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0248009 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CHILDREN OF THE STORK, 402, E. 1st Street, #203, Long Beach, CA 90802. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) JOSE CORDON, ALEXANDRIA CORDON. This Business is conducted by: A HUSBAND AND WIFE. Signed: Jose and Alexandria Cpordon, co-owners. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 02/15/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/1/11. NOTICE- This Fictitious Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize


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Man Barricades Himself Inside Long Beach Residence After Firing Shots Into Air

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From Staff Reports A man has barricaded himself in a North Long Beach apartment with officers and SWAT surrounding him after the suspect reportedly was seen firing several rounds from a handgun into the air this morning, according to the Long Beach Police Department. The man is currently inside a residence in the 5400 block of Linden Avenue and authorities are advising everyone to stay away from the area. Neighbors have been evacuated. The original incident occurred around 8:30am today when officers responded to a call of a male suspect firing shots into the air.

Abolishing Department of Education Would Be a Key Step Toward Balanced Budget FROM REPORTS TO STAFF

Congress should abolish the Department of Education as a major step toward balancing the budget, said Howard Phillips, Chairman of The Conservative Caucus (TCC). “Abolishing the Department of Education and all of its programs would demonstrate a fidelity to the Constitution that has usually been absent in Congress” Phillips declared. He pointed out that, during the Carter administration, most Republicans voted against creating the Department of Education, and that abolition had been a Republican promise in the 1980 campaign. “There is nothing in the Constitution that allows the Federal government to fund education within the states. If a department so lacking in Constitutional legitimacy is allowed to survive without even being questioned, it will make a mockery of the decision to open Congress with the reading of the Constitution”. The Conservative Caucus (TCC) is a grass roots public policy action organization, formed in 1974. It was active in defeating the SALT II Treaty, repealing the Catastrophic Coverage Act, blocking the Clinton health-care takeover, impeaching President Clinton, and preventing passage of amnesty for illegal aliens. NOTICE OF INVITING BID MMC, Inc., General Contractor from La Palma, CA. has a Notice of Inviting Bid to any interested Sub-Contractors for the following project: City of Long Beach Department of Public Works – Westside Storm Drain Pump Station Improvements (SPEC.:#R6752 – 01/11). Bid Date: 03/02/11. Trades Needed: Electrical, All Demolition, Concrete and Asphalt Cutting, Asphalt Paving, Concrete Construction and Mechanical. Please fax bids to the attention of Jay (714) 521-2440.

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