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Bessie Coleman - Determined To Fly

Proclaimed the "worlds greatest female flyer", Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was forced to learn French and earn her pilot's license in France in 1921 due to racism in the U.S. Coleman returned to the U.S. to become an acrobatic pilot. By Richard Love Following Her Dream Bessie Coleman wouldn't be deterred. She spent her life following her dream and eventually died because of it, but she blazed a path that women aviators have followed ever since. Born in 1803, she was one of twelve children of a dirt-poor Texas cotton-farming family. At a time when African Americans were regularly prevented from voting by literacy tests and denied even a basic education, Coleman managed to graduate from high school and then followed two of her brothers to Chicago. Unfortunately, even the urban North offered only limited opportunities to women of color. Coleman worked as a manicurist, but airmen returning from World War I sparked her imagination. After that, there was no stopping her, even when she could find no one in the United States who would teach her to fly. In November 1920, Coleman headed to France. Several months later, she became the first African American woman to earn an international pilot's license from the Federation Aeronautique Internationale. She returned to the United States and became an immediate sensation. "Brave Bessie" traveled the country in a barnstorming Bessie Coleman tour, wowing crowds and inspiring African American men and women alike. For the next five years Coleman used her notoriety to encourage African Americans to take up flying, reminding them nothing was impossible. She even refused to fly at venues that didn't allow blacks. She repeatedly stated her dream was to save enough money to open her own flying school - this one solely for African Americans. By all accounts, she was rapidly approaching that goal. Tragically, Coleman fell to her death April 30, 1926, (Photo at right) while a passenger on a reconnaissance flight to find a Bessie's Flight site for an upcoming air show in Jacksonville, Florida. Instructor More than 10,000 mourners grieved at her funeral in Bessie Coleman was taught to fly Chicago. by Eugene Bullard, "There is reason to believe that the general public a fellow African did not completely sense the size of her contribution A m e r i c a n f r o m to the achievements of the race as such," an editorial Georgia. He went in the Dallas Express stated. to France because In the years since her death, her exploits and of the prejudice he achievements haven't been forgotten. In 1992 the U. had experienced in S. Postal Service issued a stamp in her honor, and America by white the Federal Aviation Administration named one of its pilots who refuse downtown Washington Buildings the Bessie Coleman to fly with him.

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Joan Rivers Calls Michelle Obama 'Blackie O' By Boyce Watkins, PhD

Joan Rivers may have outlived her time. On the Howard Stern radio show, Rivers noted that she was going to use a joke onstage, but chose to self-censor, primarily because she knew it would be offensive to African Americans. But, of course, when Stern asked her to tell the joke, she said it on national radio, referring to First Lady Michelle Obama's sense of style:1525 "We used to have Jackie O," Rivers said, "now we have Blackie O!" Stern and Rivers then spent their time complaining about how everything's off limits, when it comes to African Americans. Apparently, they both seemed disappointed about not being able to use racially disrespectful rhetoric that we've been forced to listen to for the past 400 years. Stern's co-host, Robin Quivers, didn't have much to say either, but then again, that seems to be the role of the trusty First Lady Michelle Obama black sidekick these days: to give a racial pass when someone says something that might be deemed offensive (perhaps we can call this the "I have black friends" defense). Don Imus of the "nappy-headed-ho" fame also has a black co-host, who is, of course, a comedian, since black people are so much more fun when they make everyone laugh. In all seriousness, though, Rivers did try to squash some of the criticism of her joke by saying that she wouldn't be offended if someone were to refer to her as "Jewie O." The problem with that comparison is that "blackie" is an incredibly derogatory term with indisputable roots in racial degradation. It is similar to referring to black people as monkeys, showing us eating watermelon or calling us the N-word. Part of me feels sorry for Rivers. She grew up at a time when offending black people was simply not a big deal. She gets one plastic surgery after another to hold on to the youth that is slipping through her fingers, and she's as persistent as any entertainer when it comes to maintaining her relevance. I actually respect her, find her to be very funny and don't consider her words to be malicious, but one thing that Rivers has to understand is that if your goal is to remain truly hip and relevant, you have to realize that America is slowly working to move beyond its racist past. Calling the First Lady of the United States "blackie" Joan Rivers only makes Rivers look like an entertainment dinosaur, which is the opposite of what she's trying to be.

Blacks Hanging On Life Support By Dr. Rosie Milligan

BLACK CAUCUS HOSTS “GET ON BOARD” A HISTORICAL EXHIBIT OF CALIFORNIA FREEDOM RIDERS AT THE CALIFORNIA MUSEUM Opening Reception on February 2, 2011. Exhibition on Display thru May 29, 2011

From Staff Reports Sacramento, CA – In honor of Black History Month, the California Legislative Black Caucus is hosting Get On Board: Stories of the Los Angeles to Houston Freedom Ride, a historical exhibit which highlights the seldom heard story of CORE’s (Congress of Racial Equality) freedom ride from Los Angeles, California to Houston, Texas in August of 1961. The exhibit will be on display through May 29th at the California Museum for Women, History and the Arts, at 1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the freedom rides, this exhibition underscores the ambitious optimism that inspired 11 Californians to leave their schools, their families and their homes to Get On Board a train for a ride to secure the promise of freedom and liberty for all Americans. Houston was not the intended destination for the 11 students, but the Freedom Riders, both men and women, black and white, became entrenched in the unique civil rights history of Texas. “We are really honored to showcase this unique collection in the State Capitol, and share a piece of our history with a wide population of citizens, young and old,” said Senator Curren D. Price, Jr., Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus. “These courageous young people left their comfortable lives in California and went to the segregated South to fight for the rights of every American to enjoy equality and social justice. “The Freedom Rides played a significant role in changing public policy in California and across the United States of America,” Senator Price said. “Their stories must be told and remembered.” What:  Historical Exhibition of “Get on Board; Stories of California Freedom Riders” From Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum When: Feb. 2, 2011 – May 29, 2011 Where: California Museum for Women, History and the Arts, 1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

I have touched who will carry on the legacy of assuring that our stories will be told. Mary McLeod Bethune stated in her will, “I leave you hope, I leave you love, I leave you a thirst for knowledge.” I want to leave you a thirst for knowledge, and I challenge you to continue to make literacy everybody’s business and to see to it that our stories, not his-story, is passed on to the next generation. I challenge you to leave no Black child behind when it comes to reading and writing. Our stories may not be televised, but they can be written in the pages of history. Haven’t you noticed that it is our Black children and adults who lag behind in reading and writing skills? So, then, who should be concerned? As a publisher, I see poorly written manuscripts with three hundred pages containing no paragraphs, without proper nouns capitalized, and many more major mistakes. If you don’t believe me, ask your child, even your adult child, to write a one-page topic on any subject and you be the judge for yourself. The days are gone when one could just call a meeting to discuss, face-to-face, a grievance, complaint, etc. Instead, you are asked to “put it in Dr. Rosie Milligan writing,” and a poorly written communiqué will get no response in most cases. Be it politically correct or not, people tend to judge one by the way they write and speak—so we must do better. I need you to financially help me to keep this venue alive and well. I am reaching out to you so that you will not be able to say what people often say when things go south, “What happened to that business/organization?” I need your help. It’s not for me; it’s for those that I am concerned about. You can go to www.Blackwritersontour.com and make a donation via PayPal, or you can send your donations to Black Writers On Tour, 1425 W. Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90047. 323-750-3592 Thank you in advanced for your assistance. You may have friends who want to help. Inform others about this noteworthy event. It is a tax-deductible donation.

Blacks must fund their own economic liberation. How long will Blacks depend on others for economic oxygen? We must learn economic CPR and resuscitate ourselves. Almost every major event held by Blacks in Los Angeles, California, was cancelled last year due to a lack of funding/ sponsorship from non-Blacks. If it were not for White folks’ money, the NAACP and other groups would not be able to hold their events. I had to cancel Black Writers On Tour last year for lack of financial help. I have funded a large amount of this event’s cost from my personal funds. I am at retirement age, and I cannot continue to do so. Via these writing conferences, I have helped authors from age 7 to age 95 tell their stories, because Literacy Is Everybody’s Business. I have helped 275 Black authors see their books in print and have helped more than 30 authors start their own publishing companies. I helped launch a major literary agent’s career on the West Coast, Thompson’s Literary Agency. Our forefathers took their stories to their grave because they had no one to help them tell it. History will repeat itself if we do not learn from their experience. When we fail to record what we did, others will come along and claim those honors; and if we are not Dr. Rosie Milligan, Founder of Black Writers On Tour, Internet Talk Show Host, mindful, we will be written out of history. Instead, we will be remembered author, owner of Professional Business/Management Consulting Services, 1425 W. by the pages written by a one-sided player-hating and insensitive media. Manchester Ave. Ste B, Los Angeles, Calif. 90047, email:drrosie@aol.com, web site: I hope and pray that even after my transition there will be someone whom www.Drrosie.Com

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USPS to Shutter 2,000 Stations, Branches From Staff Reports

WASHINGTON, DC—In an effort to cut costs and help offset dwindling mail volume, the United States Postal Service (USPS) could close as many as 2,000 facilities in addition to the nearly 500 previously targeted for closure, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). While the news organization termed the facilities as "post offices," a majority of the locations ticketed for closure are stations and branches, typically smaller places without retail capabilities. The WSJ also reported that the USPS is currently reviewing 16,000 post offices operating at a deficit. The Postal Service is pushing Congress to change the current law that allows for facility closures under circumstances other than financial performance. The USPS posted $8.5 billion in losses for fiscal year 2010. While the USPS seeks to become sleeker, the WSJ said that many facilities under review are in remote communities where the post office is the main pipeline to the outside world, where closure could burden residents, particularly the elderly. Rate Increases for 2011 The United States Postal Service (USPS) has filed new mailing service prices with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). The increases are limited by law to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) cap of 1.7 percent. The new rates are slated to take effect April 17. In a statement, the USPS pointed out that it has been nearly two years since the last rate increase. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe noted that in an effort to continue improving customer relations within the mailing industry, he consulted with industry representatives on the effective date for new prices. Donahoe also said the USPS is relaxing some guidelines on the implementation of Intelligent Mail services. “We heard concerns that we were moving too fast on discontinuing POSTNET coding, and we will continue to offer the automation prices for mail with POSTNET barcodes beyond May 2011,” Donahoe said. Donahoe emphasized the value of the Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb) to mailers and reiterated the Postal Service commitment to implementing the IMb. To date, more than 41 billion pieces of mail have been processed using the IMb, according to USPS. Mailers can continue to use POSTNET barcodes to qualify for automation discounts. The POSTNET code was to sunset this May to enable broad adoption and use of the IMb. There will be no full service Address Change Service (ACS) charges. The following are the postal rate increases by product category: First-Class mail • Single-piece letters, cards: 0.5 percent; • Flats: 5.3 percent; • Parcels: 3.8 percent; • Presort letters, cards: 1.8 percent; and • International (outbound/inbound): 4.0 percent Standard mail • Letters: 1.8 percent; • Flas: 0.8 percent; • Carrier route letters, flats, and parcels: 1.4 percent; • High density/saturation letters: 0.6 percent; • High density/saturation flats and parcels: 0.4 percent; and • Parcels (NFMs/parcels): 11.3 percent. Periodicals • Outside county: 1.8 percent; • Inside county: 1.1 percent It’s been a busy week for Donahoe, who earlier announced a 16 percent reduction to the officer ranks, realigned revenue-generating business units and the closure of one area office in order to streamline the USPS, the organization reported. The USPS said that while cost savings will be realized, the main objective of the restructuring is to enhance and strengthen customer service and relationships. The realignment reportedly flattens the organization, fostering flexibility to more quickly adapt to changing market forces and further mail volume decline. “It is imperative that the Postal Service continue its evolution as a forward-thinking, fast-acting company capable of providing quality products and services for customers

and a welcoming, diverse, professional workplace,” Donahoe said.

Bank Overcharged Troops for Mortgages

Military.com|by Bryant Jordan A Marine who refused to roll over when mortgage giant JP Morgan-Chase imposed too high an interest rate on his loan and repeatedly pressed him for payments he'd already made has won a victory for thousands of military families including his own. Chase says it will pay more than $2 million to about 4,000 servicemember mortgage holders that were overcharged in interest while they were on active duty. The bank's decision is linked to a five-year legal battle with Marine Capt. Jonathan Rowles, an F/A-18D weapons system officer who sued after the institution continued to charge him 9 or 10 percent interest on his mortgage -- a violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act -- and threatened to take his home. Under the SCRA, troops may have their mortgage rates lowered to 6 percent and are protected from foreclosure. Rowles sought those legal protections beginning in 2006 after he went on active duty and found the bank was charging him the original, higher interest rate. He thought it was resolved, but later the bank continued to calculate Rowles' mortgage payment on the higher rate, according to various media reports. Then Chase began hounding him for what it said was unpaid balances, according

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Conference Center. She was known simply as AE. Amelia Earhart. But before AE and even before the Tuskegee Airmen, there was Bessie Coleman. Bessie was born 119 years ago today, January 26, 1892. It will be 85 years (on April 30th) since her death. There’s no way to sum up Bessie’s life in a paragraph or two. There would be no Tuskegee Airmen or no Astronaut Ronald McNair without her, but no one knows for sure how much longer it would’ve taken and which route history would have gone had QUEEN BESS not showed up and showed out. As a pilot we must honor her fierce competitiveness and competence and Determination with a capital “D”; she had to be to get where she wanted to go. As a black woman her Determination was only upstaged by her Commitment to the black community. They say she was shameless in promoting herself. Yes, she “got hers” only because someone saw the potential success (theirs and hers), and financed her. Her record was secure; you can only be the first in anything -- once. Her non-flying days were filled giving speeches in churches and schools and anywhere she could, to talk to young black men and women on how to “get theirs” too. She was a civil rights activist Bessie Coleman

before Dr. King was even born. Before Rosa Parks sat down, Bessie was known to stand up for blacks to be able to come through the same admission gate as the whites when she was performing at an air show. She looked to the skies to be fair and free even when it wasn’t so on the ground. When she was offered a movie role about her life, she turned it down after realizing the very first scenes were demeaning. That’s not the image she wanted to portray. Most know she could not get a fair shake here in the U.S., so she had to go to France to learn how to fly. The French did not care about the color of her skin; racism was never an issue. One of her classmates and the only other female in the class was Chinese! She enrolled in a 10-month course that she finished in 7 months, walking 9 miles every day for flight lessons. She overcame all kinds of odds to become the first African American female pilot. Charles Lindbergh became famous for his flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927; a year after Bessie was gone. A.E. didn’t take her first flying lesson until January 3, 1921. Bessie Coleman became an internationally licensed pilot June 15, 1921. Although she’s been recognized with a U.S. Postal stamp, and there have been parks and streets named after her, along with the FAA naming a conference room after her -- Bessie Coleman is still overshadowed by AE and others. At the Long Beach Times we are proud of our heritage: Thank you, and Happy Birthday Bessie Coleman! FLY, SISTER, FLY! Submitted by Jackie Beiro. to an NBC report. "Saturday, Sundays, middle of the night. It did not matter if it was a holiday," Julia Rowles told the network. "Collection calls at 3 in the morning. He would state, ‘I'm in California. I'm stationed here in Miramar. It's 3 in the morning. What are you doing calling me?' ‘Well, sir, this is an attempt to collect a debt.'" The bank told the family it would foreclose on the house if the payments were not made. At that point Rowles got a lawyer and filed suit against JP Morgan-Chase on behalf of himself and other military families. Rowles' attorney, Dick Harpootlian, told NBC: "They ought to only have to worry about fighting the fight and keeping alive, not about whether their wives and children and going to be put out on the street." Chase now acknowledges that it was wrong. Not only on the Rowles' mortgage but on thousands more, including those of about 14 families it did foreclose on. The bank says it is now putting those families back in their homes. In a statement that JP Morgan-Chase provided to NBC, chief communication officer Kristin Lamkau said the company feels "particularly badly" that its errors affected servicemembers. "We made mistakes here and we are fixing them," Lamkau said. "There is no finer group of people than the men and women in the armed services who fight to protect our country every day." Lamkau added that the company has assembled a team devoted strictly to handling home loans for military personnel. She also said the company would welcome the opportunity to talk to Rowles and others affected by the mistakes.

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President Obama Set the Tone More than the Agenda The Long Beach Times By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III - Article 2, Section 3 of the Constitution states, “He (the President) shall from time to time give to the ConNewspaper gress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; …” President Obama gave the second State of the Union Address of his administration this past Tuesday. Different elements of the electorate were looking for the president to speak to their specific interests. Some liberals Dr. Wilmer Leon wanted the president to speak to government matching 401(k) contributions in order to promote saving; others wanted him to speak to gay rights legislation; a ban on large gun clips, or deep cuts in the defense budget. This was a slightly different speech designed to address a different set of problems. Other presidents have been able to make sweeping policy initiatives about how they intend to guide the country for the next year. Unlike most of his predecessors President Obama is faced with an ideologically driven opposition that has made their intention to oppose him at every turn crystal clear. He is also facing a historic shift in technological and global economic realities that has forever changed the world as we have come to know it. This is why the speech was entitled Wining the Future. Even though some policy initiatives were proposed, President Obama had another objective to accomplish. Faced with a Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who’s stated objective for the next two years is not working in the best interest of the American people but is repealing health care reform and defeating President Obama in 2012 and a Senator Jim DiMint (R-SC) who sees the defeat of Health Care Reform as “Obama’s Waterloo”, President Obama had to set a clear tone focused on working together as Americans not party partisans. The President stated, “Tucson reminded us that no matter who we are or where we come from, each of us is a part of something greater – something more consequential than party or political preference.” The world in which we live is changing. Advances in technology have changed the rules of engagement within one generation. President Obama stated, “… revolutions in technology have transformed the way we live, work and do business. Steel mills that once needed 1,000 workers can now do the same work with

100. Today, just about any company can set up shop, hire workers, and sell their products wherever there’s an internet connection.” Amidst this reality President Obama, a very forward looking visionary leader is engaged in battles with individuals like Senator John McCain who told the New York Times that he does not know how to use the Internet, “He (McCain) said, ruefully, that he had not mastered how to use the Internet and relied on his wife and aides … to get him online to read newspapers (though he prefers reading those the old-fashioned way) and political Web sites and blogs.” It is difficult to move forward while dragging your opposition into the 21st century. The speech did have its flaws; a few things that he failed to mention. The president did not mention any targeted programs to assist the poor in America and the long-term or chronically unemployed. As unpopular as it may be, along with providing health care for the uninsured, providing education and job training for the least of us will prove to be a benefit for all of us. He did not take the opportunity to acknowledge the innocent civilians who died in the Russian airport bombing and call for greater international cooperation to insure the rights of all oppressed people in the world. President Obama set more of a tone than an agenda. He’s correct, “At stake is whether new jobs and industries take root in this country, or somewhere else. It’s whether the hard work and industry of our people is rewarded. It’s whether we sustain the leadership that has made America not just a place on a map, but a light to the world.” In order for America to win the future it must discard it’s baggage of the past. The paradigm has changed and America must adapt. Conservatives must stop being the party of opposition and become the party of alternatives. At the same time the Democrats can not be afraid to lead. They must take control of the narrative and clearly articulate to the American people more than ideas about winning the future; they must articulate a plan and explain how the future will be won. Dr. King said, “Ultimately a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” Dr. Wilmer Leon is the Producer/ Host of the nationally broadcast call-in talk radio program “Inside the Issues With Leon,” and a Teaching Associate in the Department of Political Science at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Go to www.wilmerleon.com or email: wjl3us@yahoo.com. www.twitter.com/drwleon

Long Beach officer wounded, police hunt attacker

From Staff Reports On Saturday, January 29, 2011, at approximately 10:50 p.m., two on-duty Long Beach Police gang detectives were patrolling in the area of Anaheim Street and Mahanna Avenue, when without warning, they were fired upon by an unknown number of suspects in a vehicle. The uniformed detectives were traveling on Anaheim Street near Mahanna Avenue when an occupant in the suspect vehicle fired multiple rounds at the detectives’ unmarked police vehicle which was equipped with emergency lights and siren. The detective that was driving the vehicle was struck once in the upper torso by gunfire and was immediately transported to a local hospital by his partner. The detective sustained a nonlife-threatening injury and is listed in stable condition. Additional officers were on the southeast corner of Anaheim Street and Mahanna Avenue conducting an unrelated investigation. One officer from within that group of officers fired at the suspect vehicle as it fled southbound on Mahanna Avenue from Anaheim Street. Investigators don’t believe a suspect was hit by the officer’s gunfire. As part of the operation, SWAT was activated and the department’s Bloodhound was utilized, along

with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Bloodhound, to assist in the search of the suspect(s). As a result of the magnitude of the investigation, a significant number of Police Department resources were utilized and many streets were closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The detective, whose identity is being withheld for his safety, is 30-years of age and a 7-year member of the Department. The Long Beach Police Department’s investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have any information regarding this incident is strongly urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Terri Hubert and Peter Lackovic at (562) 570-7244.

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By Richard Love Radmilla A. Cody is a Navajo model, awardwinning singer, and anti-domestic violence activist who was the 46th Miss Navajo from 1997 to 1998. Due to the fact that she was the first and thus far only Miss Navajo partially of African-American heritage, her nomination sparked considerable debate over Navajo identity. After her tenure, allegations of drugtrafficking and involvement in money-laundering, resulting in her subsequent arrest and imprisonment, led to verbal racial attacks as well as support. Early lifeCody was born into the Tłʼááshchíʼí clan of the Navajo Nation; her father is African-American.[3] She was raised in the rural areas of the Navajo Nation by her maternal grandmother, speaking Navajo. In an interview with Vermont Public Radio, Cody recalled an instance of her grandmother's getting upset with her when she spoke English, which, according to her grandmother, was nothing but "walla walla walla."[4] Daily chores included the herding of sheep and occasional weaving. Cody later recalled that this time spent in relative solitude gave her time to practice her early singing-skills with the "first audience [being] the sheep", and the surrounding environment gave her an appreciation of the sounds of nature. Due to the fact that her grandmother had converted to Christianity,

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Malcolm X Killer Thomas Hagan Says He's Sorry, Blames Crime on Lack of Education By DNAinfo Reporter (APRIL 28, 2010) MANHATTAN — As his years went by in prison, Thomas Hagan came to realize that the things that motivated him to kill Malcolm X were completely wrong. He left the Nation of Islam but remained a Muslim. He studied a lot of history and sociology. And he decided that he’d been lied to. In an interview with state Parole Board officials earlier this month, Hagan said he was a “very young man, a very uneducated man,” when he plotted to murder Malcolm X, according to transcripts obtained by DNAinfo. And he said he's sorry. “I’ve had a lot of time, a heck of a lot of time to Malcolm X talking to reporters in 1963, two years before his death. think about it,” Hagan said. “Being more educated in terms of social events and so forth, I understand a lot better the dynamics of movements and what can happen inside movements and conflicts that can come up, but I have deep regrets about my participation in that.” When he's not on work release, Thomas Hagan is held at the Lincoln Correctional Facility on West 110th Street in Harlem. (Jon Schuppe/DNAinfo)After that March 3 interview, the board agreed to set him free. He is expected to be released from a minimum-security prison in Harlem on April 28. Hagan was a 22-year-old rank-and-file member of the Nation of Islam when Malcolm X split from the group and went public with allegations that its leader, Elijah Muhammad, was fathering children out of wedlock. Nation of Islam ministers responded with charges that Malcolm X was a lying hypocrite, and was planning armed attacks against group members. So Hagan and a couple others got together in New Jersey and planned to assassinate him. On Feb. 21, 1965, they gunned Malcolm X down as he spoke at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights. “Of course, as we know as history has revealed, a lot of what [Malcolm X] was saying was true,” Hagan said, according to the transcripts. Parole won’t change Hagan’s life dramatically. Since 1989, he has been allowed to leave prison on a work-release program in which he spends several days working and visiting his wife and children in Brooklyn. In prison, Hagan obtained a master’s degree in sociology. He hopes

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another influence was Christian choirs visiting the local church. In 1997, Cody participated in and won the Miss Navajo contest, an event for which extensive knowledge of Navajo traditions and fluency in the Navajo language are required, rather than the ideals of beauty promoted by Western beauty pageants. After her tenure, she began a career as recording artist. Cody's songs are a mix of traditional Navajo music and songs incorporating lyrics. Her first album, entitled Within the Four Directions, which includes the Navajo version of The Star-Spangled Banner ("Dah Naatʼaʼí Sǫʼ bił Sinil"), appeared in 2000. She won the 2002 Native American Music Award for Best Female Artist for her album Seed of Life. In 2002, Cody sang the Navajo version of The Star-Spangled Banner at the Kennedy Space Center as John Herrington became the first enrolled member of a Native

to become a substance-abuse counselor when he gets out. He has also been volunteering at a mosque. State authorities would not reveal where exactly Hagan lives or works. That information was blacked out of transcripts provided to DNAinfo. In 2008, Hagan was living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and working in a fast-food restaurant, according to the New York Post. Hagan has maintained that the two other Nation of Islam members who were convicted with him — Muhammad Abdul Aziz and Kahlil Islam — were not part of the plot. In his parole interview, Hagan repeated claims he made in a 1970s affidavit that his accomplices were two other men who were never charged. Aziz and Islam were paroled years ago. NOTE: This story first apperead in the news media April 27, 2010.

American nation to fly into space. In 2003, Cody plead guilty to "misprison of a felony" for wiring $1,000 to her boyfriend who was involved in the trafficking of marijuana in Las Vegas, Nevada, and she admitted to knowing that the money would be used for such illegal activities; she served 21 months in jail. Subsequently, Cody became subjected to public racial attacks, commenting on her African American descent; others voiced support and understanding for her situation due to her boyfriend's being abusive and oppressive.She has since become an advocate and activist against domestic violence.

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Ugandan Rights Activist Murdered

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Statement by the President on the Killing of David Kato

I am deeply saddened to learn of the murder of David Kato. In Uganda, David showed tremendous courage in speaking out against hate. He was a powerful advocate for fairness and freedom. The United States mourns his murder, and we recommit ourselves to David’s work. At home and around the world, LGBT persons continue to be subjected to unconscionable bullying, David Kato discrimination, and hate. In the weeks preceding David Kato’s murder in Uganda, five members of the LGBT community in Honduras were also murdered. It is essential that the Governments of Uganda and Honduras investigate these killings and hold the perpetrators accountable. LGBT rights are not special rights; they are human rights. My Administration will continue to strongly support human rights and assistance work on behalf of LGBT persons abroad. We do this because we recognize the threat faced by leaders like David Kato, and we share their commitment to advancing freedom, fairness, and equality for all. In addition, The National Black Justice Coalition issued the following statement: WASHINGTON - NBJC joins LGBT people and our allies around the world in mourning the death of David Kato, an LGBT activist who was murdered in Uganda. We join with President Obama in calling for those responsible for this hateful act of violence to be brought to justice and for an end to anti-LGBT violence everywhere. This week’s E-Digest contains many stories documenting each side of the marriage equality debate prepping for the next round of battles. The articles discuss the strategies being readied by legislators, attorneys, and activists at the federal, state, and local levels. As these events unfold, NBJC’s role in the upcoming battles is clear. We are dedicated to providing leadership at the intersection of mainstream civil rights groups and mainstream LGBT organizations, advocating for the unique challenges and needs of the African American LGBT community that are often relegated to the sidelines. “Building Stronger Black Families” is one of NBJC’s primary goals, and we understand that without authentic, meaningful representation and active participation from the African American LGBT community, LGBT equality cannot be positioned effectively within the broader civil rights context. Some believe that the struggle for marriage equality is being fueled by the affluent, white members of the LGBT community who are largely interested in securing access to tax breaks and simplified estate planning. However, a new analysis of 2010 Census data shows that, in the absence of marriage equality, Black LGBT couples experience greater financial hardships and lack essential health care coverage, which unnecessarily exposes their children to greater health risks. Marriage equality will benefit the larger LGBT movement, but it will specifically help Black LGBT families gain access to the necessary tools needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world and begin to chip away at the disparities that impact our families. The situation described is the “intersection” at which NBJC’s role as a bridge builder becomes critical. NBJC has accepted the charge to lead a Black LGBT agenda to strengthen the bonds and bridge the gaps within African American communities and within LGBT communities to improve the quality of life for Black LGBT people. Onward and upward, Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Establishes California Foreclosure Relief Fund with $6.5 Million Settlement from Former Countrywide Financial Executives

From Staff Reports LOS ANGELES - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced a $6.5 million settlement of a predatory lending case against Angelo Mozilo and David Sambol, former officers of Countrywide Financial Corporation. Attorney General Harris announced the settlement money will be used to establish an innovative statewide California Foreclosure Crisis Relief Fund to combat the effects of California's high rates of foreclosure and mortgage delinquency. "Our prior settlement with Countrywide provided restitution for foreclosed homeowners and set in motion loan modification programs that have helped tens of thousands of consumers," Attorney General Harris said. "We will use the cur-

THE DIVINE MIRROR

by Richard A. Love

In the divine Mirror, the Bible, we may behold ourselves or we may behold Christ. It is well to use it first to behold ourselves and see the ruin sin has brought. But let us not stop here. Let a man look into a mirror and find the sun in it and the glory will be reflected in his face. And so it is with the Word. When we see ourselves in it we must necessarily be disappointed, but when we look for Him in the Word and find Him there, His glory casts its reflection upon us! What need have we then to hide our faces? If David could say, "They looked unto Him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed" (Psa. 34:5), how much more should this be said of us! We know, or should know, more of Him than those of David's day, and those Scriptures specially addressed to us send us forth, not to proclaim God's righteous demands, but to proclaim Christ, the righteous One, who met these demands at Calvary and offers justification and life to all. And as, in our study of the Scriptures, we turn from the shame of man to the glory of Christ; as we behold Him and see all we have and are in Him, we become constantly more like Him, "changed into the same image from glory to glory" (II Cor. 3:18).

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LT. HENRY OSSIAN FLIPPER 1856-1940

SOLDIER, CIVIL ENGINEER, AUTHOR, NEWSPAPER EDITOR, SURVEYOR, CARTOGRAPHER, SPECIAL AGENT FOR THE U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR AND A PIONEER IN THE NATION’S OIL INDUSTRY:

Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper was born a in Thomasville , Ga. The homecoming slave March 21, 1856 in Thomasville, began at the First Missionary Baptist Ga. to the parents of Festus and Isabella Church , where about 500 people black, Buckhalter Flipper, Sr. Lt. Flipper spent white, dignitaries and common people his early years in Thomasville, Ga. and alike came to pay their respects to during the Civil War lived in Macon this man. Lt. Flipper’s remains lay in and Atlanta, Ga. Lt. Flipper was taught a gray steel coffin draped with a U.S. to read in 1864 by another slave who Flag. During the 40 minute service, Lt. taught school at night. In late 1865, Lt. Flipper was eulogized by seven different Flipper attended a succession of schools people, each one bringing out something established by the American Missionary different and unique about this man. Association. At high noon, six military pallbearers In 1873, Lt. Flipper received an snapped to attention and carried the coffin appointment to the U.S. Military from the church to the waiting cortege (a Academy - West Point by Rep. James C. military ammunition wagon). The honor Freeman of Ga. Flipper graduated 50th guards were composed of members in a class of 76, the first black to ever do of the 586th Engineering Company so. Many others tried but failed. Shortly and the 36th Engineering Group at Ft. after his graduation from the academy, Benning , Georgia , followed by six Lt. Flipper returned to Thomasville Thomasville High School drummers. , Ga. to visit his father who owned a After the coffin was loaded, the pair of shoemaking shop. When his furlough match gray mules made their way to the was over he returned to the 10th Calvary Old Magnolia Cemetery followed by the as the Army’s first black Officer. riderless horse with reversed stirrups. At He was sent to Ft. Sill , Ok. in 1878. the cemetery, the coffin was placed over It was there he got his first taste of the open grave. The Thomasville High engineering. He and his troop were School band played The Star Spangled required to dig a drainage ditch. The Banner. Afterwards the military detail ditch was required to help keep the lifted and held the flag above the coffin water away from where the troops as a 21 gun salute was fired. Henry made camp in order to help combat Ossian Flipper was home to stay, his malaria fever from the mosquitoes the name cleared at last. water attracted. The ditch was called Today Lt. Flipper’s grave may be “Flippers Ditch.” There is a bronze spotted easily among the others by the marker commemorating Flippers’ Ditch gray marker and the brick wall. He is at Ft. Sill which is listed on the National buried beside his mother and father, Register of Historic Places. Isabella and Festus Flipper, Sr., in In 1880, Flipper’s troop was ordered to Thomasville ‘s Old Magnolia Cemetery . Ft. Davis , Texas . After marching more Other Honors include the following: than 1,200 miles, the company found the Flag Day ceremony on June 14, waters of a creek too high to cross. Lt. 1986 : Dedication of a flagpole at the Flipper requested permission to make a Thomasville Public Library in memory Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper ferry for the troops to use to cross. With of the 130th anniversary of the birth of permission granted, Lt. Flipper made the Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper. A resolution ferry, and the troops were able to cross the creek. passed by Congress and signed by President Reagan designated 1986 as the Year The maruading Indians were surprised and killed. Lt. Flipper’s outfit returned to of the Flag. Ft. Davis . Upon his return to the Fort, Lt. Flipper was named acting quartermaster, The Henry Ossian Flipper Memorial award, established in 1981 by the Association a job that eventually led to his court martial. The young black Lieutenant began to of Graduates, United States Military Academy, West Point: A Pewter Tray awarded run into officers of higher rank who were showing their open dislike of him. Lt. in the names of the late Mrs. Irsle Flipper King to the cadet who demonstrated Flipper was relieved as quartermaster, and some of the officers began to persecute the highest qualities of leadership, self-discipline, and perseverance in the face of him and lay traps for him. Their traps were effective, for on June 20, 1882 , Lt. unusual difficulties while a cadet. This award is given annually. Flipper was accused of embezzling government funds and of conduct unbecoming In 1989, the State of Georgia unveiled a Georgia Historical marker at Lt. Flipper’s an officer. A general court martial followed and Lt. Flipper was acquitted of the grave site at the Old Magnolia Cemetery in Thomasville , Ga. It was unveiled by theft charge, but found guilty of misconduct. He was dismissed from the Army. Georgia Attorney General Michael Bowers, who called Flipper a hero and said it Despite the stigma, Lt. Flipper continued his life and legacy. He wrote the first was time “we righted this great wrong”. personal narrative by a black man on the Western Frontier and was one of the On March 6, 1994 , Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper’s sculpture dedication. The Thomas first blacks in the United States to gain prominence in the engineering profession. County Public Library, Heritage Foundation, Inc. and the Jack Hadley black hisFlipper was an avid student of Southwestern history and published articles in the tory memorabilia, Inc., are honored to present to the people of Thomas County a magazine Old Sante Fe, a forerunner of the New Mexico Historical review. He bronze bust of Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper, sculpted by nationally renowned sculptor also wrote “The Colored Cadet at West Point” an account of his military academy Eddie Dixon of Lubbock, Texas. experiences. His second book was entitled “Negro Frontiersman - The Western On February 19, 1999 , President Bill Clinton pardoned Lt. Flipper posthuMemories of Henry O. Flipper.” mously erasing the stigma on an extra ordinary military and professional career. Despite the frustrating outcome of his military career, Flipper found at last a A lawyer, Jeff Smith, a partner in a Washington law firm, Arnold and Porter and partial refuge from discrimination by remaining on the border frontier. But still a West Point graduate wanted to win the pardon in part to show military men and he wanted to return to the Army. Flipper tried for many years to clear his name, he women that past wrongs can be righted. The late Mrs. Irsle Flipper King, Lt. Flipgave up only when ill health forced him to retire. He moved to Atlanta , GA and per’s niece and other family members worked with the Washington law firm to win lived with his brother until he died in 1940. Lt. Flipper never married. this pardon action many years ago. Senator Max Cleland (D/GA) became aware Lt. Flipper was buried in the family grave site at the Southview Cemetery in of the possible pardon by the President in December 1998 and was assisted in its Atlanta , Georgia . His brother, Bishop Joseph S. Flipper, placed a headstone at early and timely approval during Black History Month, 1999. his grave that read, “Lt. Henry O. Flipper, Retired U.S. Army Officer, 1856-1940.” NOTE: The Flipper family had four other sons besides Henry they were: Bishop In 1972, the late Mr. Ray MacColl, a Valdosta , Georgia school teacher at the Joseph S. Flipper - nationally known leader in the African Methodist Episcopal time, began researching Lt. Flipper’s case at the urging of the late Mrs. Irsle Flipper Church and past President of Morris Brown College. He is buried in Atlanta , Ga. King, Flipper’s niece, of Valdosta , Ga. and other family members including , Dr. Carl Flipper - former professor at Savannah State College. He is buried in citizens from Thomasville , GA. On December 13, 1976 the United States Army Laurel Grove South Cemetery , Savannah , Ga. , Festus Flipper, Jr. - successful exonerated Lt. Flipper after an extensive review of the field, records and testimony businessman and civic leader of Thomasville . He is buried in Thomasville , Ga. , in in the court martial. the Old Thomasville Cemetery on North Broad St. and Dr. Emory Flipper - one of On February 11, 1978 , Lt. Flipper came home again to Thomasville , GA , 101 the early black physicians in South Georgia and Jacksonville , Florida . He is buried years after his last homecoming. His remains were disinterred and then re-interred in Old Duval Colored Cemetery , a Freeman’s Cemetery in Jacksonville , Florida .


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SAM COOKE’S 80TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE By Larry Buford

If you are a Sam Cooke fan, the place to be was at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott on Saturday, January 22nd which would have been the 80th birthday of the legendary singer. Hosted by promoter and Cooke enthusiast Richard Nichols, the birthday tribute was well attended by fans, friends, and family including two of Cooke’s daughters Paula Cooke-Jackson, Sharon Cooke, and her mother Laverne Moore. Emceed by Larry Thompson of San Diego radio station KURS, the stage attractions opened with a heartfelt poem about Sam Cooke written and read by Erica Herthington. Then came the Victory Praise Dancers with a very energetic and rhythmic dance routine. Singer Dave Shirley set the tone with his own flavor of Cooke songs that took the audience to a typical “chitlin’ circuit” venue – the black tour route where Cooke continued to perform despite his acceptance and success in elegant supper clubs like the famous Copacabana. The highlight of the show was seasoned vocalist Vel Omarr who specializes in the Sam Cooke Revue (among others). His performance took the audience to a level where one could actually visualize the Cooke persona onstage. He took the audience on a musical journey with songs like “You Send Sam Cooke Me”, “Ain’t That Good News”, Bring It On Home To Me”, “Havin’ A Party”, “Shake”, and a very moving “A Change Is Gonna Come”. The song that got most of the audience out on the dance floor was “Twistin’ The Night Away” where he beckoned in true Cooke fashion that everyone do the twist and wave your handkerchief (or table napkin) ‘round and around! It was exciting! Others in attendance included former Musical Director for The Temptations, Cornelius Grant; Motown Alumni Association Vice President, Ron Brewington; actress/ stuntwoman April Weeden Washington; fashion designer Tysha Lockamy Jackson; author Darleen Bell, and educator/former Cornelius Grant and Vel Omarr Motown engineer Sylvia Dunn. Other Cooke family members (mostly based in Chicago) could not attend due to illness, and/ or bad weather conditions. However, promoter Nichols said the event still exceeded his expectations.

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Newly elected Republican Governor John R. Kasich of the state of Ohio and the recent introduction of his newly appointed cabinet that did not include an African American in any position to help govern the state. The US Post Office setting the wheels in motion to destroy all remaining African American Heritage stamps instead of selling them until they are depleted, because of the lack of purchases. Complaints to the Post Master via a complaint form available at the Post Office , plus requesting African American stamps when you buy stamps, just might turn this move around!!

African Americans Endangered By Diabetes Compiled by Richard Love Compared to the general population, African Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes. according to a report released by the American Diabetes Association that stated, Compared to the general population, African Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes. • 3.7 million, or 14.7 percent of all African Americans aged 20 years or older have diabetes. • African Americans are 1.8 times more likely to have diabetes as non Hispanic whites. • 25 percent of African Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have diabetes. • 1 in 4 African American women over 55 years of age have diabetes.

Diabetes is associated with an increased risk for a number of serious, sometimes life-threatening complications, and certain populations experience an even greater threat. Good diabetes management can help reduce your risk; however, many people are not even aware that they have diabetes until they develop one of its complications. Blindness - African Americans are almost 50 percent as likely to develop diabetic retinopathy as non-Hispanic whites. Kidney Disease - African Americans are 2.6 to 5.6 times as likely to suffer from kidney disease with more than, 4000 new cases of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) each year. Amputations - African Americans are 2.7 times as likely to suffer from lowerlimb amputations. Amputations rates are 1.4 to 2.7 times higher n men than women with diabetes. Heart Disease and Stroke - Heart disease and stroke account for about 65 percent of deaths in people with diabetes. Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2 to 4 times higher that adults without diabetes. The risk for stroke is 2 to 4 timer higher and the risk of death from stroke is 2.8 timer higher among people with diabetes. From Staff Reports Nerve Damage - Diabetic neuropathy is a serious complication of diabetes that On Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at about 7:31 p.m., Police officers responded affects millions of people every day. Nerves damaged by diabetic neuropathy can cause stinging or burning sensations, tingling, pain, numbness or weakness in the to a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a bicyclist in the area of Lakewood hands and feet. Diabetic neuropathy puts you at risk for foot injury, infection, Boulevard and Los Coyotes Diagonal that resulted in the death of an adult male. even amputation. Upon arrival, officers discovered that a red 2009 Toyota Scion had entered the Traffic Circle from southbound Lakewood Boulevard and struck the bicyclist who was traveling in the Traffic Circle. The driver of the vehicle stopped immediately continued from page 6 well as Mozilo and Sambol. The financial relief provided under the current settle- and rendered aid to the victim, who had sustained major injuries to his upper body. ment augments the Attorney General's October 2008 settlement with Countrywide LB Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to provide loan modifications and other foreclosure relief valued at $8.68 billion to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries. The victim, Fernando Santiago, a 48-yr-old Long Beach resident. nationwide, with $3.5 billion provided to California borrowers. According to the lawsuit, leading up to the mortgage crisis, Countrywide lured The driver of the Toyota Scion, 64 of Long Beach, was not injured in the acciborrowers with low "teaser'' rates often as low as 1 percent adjustable rate loans. Its dent. He was interviewed and released at the scene and charges may be pending. loan officers obscured the downsides of these loans, which included rapidly rising Any witnesses to the accident should call LBPD Accident Investigations Detail rates after teaser rates expired, big prepayment penalties, and negative amortization Detective Brian Watt at (562) 570-7355. in which a borrower's total loan costs rose even as additional payments were made. Countrywide also loosened its mortgage standards and verification procedures in order to write more loans. As a result of these practices, tens of thousands of homeowners with Countrywide loans ended up in default and foreclosure. The Attorney General's lawsuit alleged that Mozilo and Sambol knew of these practices and allowed them to continue. The complaint alleged that Countrywide sought to increase its share of the nationwide mortgage market to 30 percent through a deceptive scheme to mass produce loans - with little concern about borrowers' long-term ability to afford them. It then would sell the loans on the secondary market to earn the highest possible premiums. The settlement with Mozilo, the CEO of Countrywide, and Sambol, its president, was filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court. Mozilo and Sambol left Countrywide when it was purchased by Bank of America in July 2008. Bank of America acquired Countrywide's loan portfolio and assumed responsibility to make restitution to mortgage holders who qualify under the terms of the Attorney General's 2008 settlement. Since that settlement, Countrywide has made more than 32,000 modifications, worth more than $1.3 billion, on loans made to California borrowers and has paid $28 million in cash to Californians who lost their homes to foreclosure.

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Remarks by Congresswoman Maxine Waters at CBC Debt Commission Panel Washington – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) delivered the following opening remarks today at a panel convened by the Congressional Black Caucus Debt Commission:

CBC Debt Commission Congresswoman Waters delivers opening remarks at a Congressional Black Caucus Debt Commission panel entitled ‘Surviving the Recession and Accelerating the Recovery’. In the front row are panelists Dr. Algernon Austin and Dr. William Darity, and Jonathan Capehart, the panel’s moderator. Not pictured is panelist Donna Sims Wilson. In the back row are Reps. Al Green (D-TX), Donna Christensen (D-V.I.), Gwen Moore (D-WI), Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), CBC Chairman. January 28, 2011. "Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for joining me for this panel on 'Surviving the Recession and Accelerating the Recovery.'" The 112th Congress will be defined by the current $1.5 trillion deficit. Democrats, and Republican lawmakers, are concerned about what impact the deficit will have on the economy, on our ability to borrow funds, and on the continued financial viability of our country. However, even more concerning than the threats the deficit poses are certain proposals to address the deficit. While some Members of the other party believe that the best solution is to hack away at all programs, including those that help the most vulnerable; we in the Congressional Black Caucus are very concerned about the impacts of any budget cuts on African-Americans. We are concerned because the brunt of this economic crisis is being felt by African-Americans. I am especially concerned about the impact of foreclosures on our communities. Over one million homes were repossessed in 2010, and the Federal Reserve predicts another 4.25 million foreclosure filings in the next two years. Unfortunately, a high number of these foreclosures will be experienced by African-Americans. We are now at a point where about one in ten African-American families have either lost their homes, or are in imminent danger of losing them. As a result of these foreclosures, our communities stand to lose stability, investment, and wealth. All told, the Center for Responsible Lending estimates that the foreclosure crisis will result in African-American communities losing about $193 billion in wealth through 2012. We know that the foreclosure crisis is driven by dual challenges: predatory products and a deep jobs crisis. Unfortunately, African-Americans are more highly impacted on both of these fronts, as they were more likely to receive high-cost, subprime mortgages, and are about 85 percent more likely to be unemployed. So this is a bleak picture. A picture that makes it clear that before we can consider slashing away at the budget, we must be willing to help preserve the African-American middle class. But we have to recognize a few public policy victories over the last Congress that provide some bright spots in this otherwise distressing situation. I am proud to say that because of the concerted, strategic and organized work of myself and my colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus, we will soon have a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB will have the power to stop predatory financial products before they spread like a virus through AfricanAmerican communities. Payday lenders will be regulated. Mortgage disclosures will become simpler. Credit card companies won’t be able to arbitrarily raise interest rates. And importantly, each regulator of the financial services industry will be required to establish an Office of Minority

and Women Inclusion, to advise the agency administrator on the impacts of agency policies and programs on minority- and women-owned businesses. Furthermore, the law also calls on each director of these offices to develop standards to increase the participation of minority- and women-owned businesses in the programs and contracts of the agency. With this provision, we sought to end an insular culture in the financial services industry that perpetuates the exclusion of qualified

women and minorities, and the businesses they own. And never again do we want to see the practices used during the last financial crisis – where the same large firms that contributed to the crisis were selected to manage millions of dollars in contracts to rescue us from the crisis – simply because they had exclusive access to these agencies. I would like to thank Mrs. Donna Sims Wilson, on our panel today, and other partners sharing our goal of inclusion, for working with us to achieve this important victory. In addition to taking action on foreclosures, we must also protect our achievements in the 112th Congress. Like health care reform, we have already heard some talk of trying to repeal, defund or otherwise undermine the CFPB. And some on the other side of the aisle, and in the media, have taken to attacking these new Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion. We are already starting to see a Republican onslaught against programs that provide a basic social safety net for our most vulnerable neighbors. House Republicans want to end the HOPE VI program for the revitalization of public housing. They want to end all legal services aid to help families avoid foreclosures. They want to privatize Social Security and provide vouchers for Medicare. And they want deep cuts to critical housing programs like Section 8 and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), which literally can mean the difference between families, children and the elderly becoming homeless. All of these cuts would fall disproportionately on poor African-Americans, who are already struggling with poverty. One in four African-Americans currently lives below the poverty line, including working families who can never make enough to make ends meet. They don’t have health care; they don’t have pensions. Without the safety net provided by these programs, I fear that life will get much harder for working poor African-Americans. And as a result, our communities will continue to lose out on opportunities to build wealth. Regrettably, none of this talk of fiscal austerity applies to tax cuts for the wealthy, as we see from the recently-passed $25 billion cut to estate taxes and $80 billon cut in the income taxes of the richest 2 percent of Americans. And certainly none of this talk applies to the $2 billion per week we spend in Afghanistan, or the countless billions we’ve poured into Iraq. Instead, they say that a tiny sliver of the federal budget – the 15 percent of the budget used for non-defense, discretionary spending – must bear the burden of reducing a deficit created by endless wars and tax cuts. I believe that other solutions exist. That’s why I am pleased to have our panelists here today, not only to expand upon the current economic situation, but to provide some solutions to how we grow and empower African-Americans, their businesses, and their neighborhoods.”

A NEIGHBOR'S CALL TO REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY NETS THREE ARRESTS From Staff Reports

On Monday, January 31, 2011, at approximately 11:58 a.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to a call from a resident regarding several individuals acting suspiciously in the area of the 3800 block of Rose Avenue. Officers responded to the area, contained it and conducted a through search. With the community’s help along with various departmental resources, the officers apprehended three suspects

in the vicinity. The men arrested for the crime are a 24-year-old resident of Signal Hill, a 37-year-old and a 19-year-old, both residents of Long Beach. The property they stole from the residence was recovered and returned to its rightful owners. The LBPD can’t stress enough the importance of citizens looking out for each other and serving as the eyes and ears of the police. The community is quickly able to discern who does and does not belong in their neighborhood, and their involvement greatly assists

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Honoring Fred Korematsu by Akil Vohra "We are part of the American family. We believe that in a country where every race and faith and point of view can be found, we are still bound together as one people; that we share common hopes and a common creed…” --President Barack Obama, 2011 State of Union Address

Fred Korematsu

Fred Korematsu

In 1998 when President Clinton awarded Fred Korematsu the Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, he stated, "In the long history of our country's constant search for justice, some names of ordinary citizens stand for millions of souls. Plessy, Brown, Parks … to that distinguished list, today we add the name of Fred Korematsu." California's proclamation of January 30th as “Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution” celebrates the legacy of a courageous man who has left a message not just for one community, but for the entire country. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, Fred Korematsu defied President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066 that authorized the U.S. military to forcibly remove more than 120,000 people, mostly of Japanese descent, from their homes and into incarceration camps throughout the United States. Two-thirds of these people were American citizens. Mr. Korematsu was arrested and convicted of violating the federal order. He lost appeals all the way to the Supreme Court. In June 1983, the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians concluded that the decision to remove those people of Japanese ancestry to U.S. prison camps occurred because of “race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership.” Four decades after the Supreme Court decision, after a legal historian discovered evidence proving that U.S. intelligence agencies knew that Japanese American posed no military threat to the country during World War II, Korematsu's conviction was overturned. When Mr. Korematsu stood in front of U.S. District Judge Marilyn Patel he said, “I would like to see the government admit that they were wrong and do something about it so this will never happen again to any American citizen of any race, creed, or color.” We are all uniquely aware of the injustices inflicted on those taken to incarceration camps, treated like second-hand citizens, and robbed of due process. We also note the struggles of many for the ability to vote, to own property, and to seek a better life than those who came before them. The experience of Fred Korematsu and many other leaders in the fight for civil rights is not just a page in history books for students to remember the wrongs of past, but a learning opportunity for all of us on how we should treat our neighbors and fellow citizens moving forward. In President Obama’s recent State of Union address, he stated, “American Muslims are part of our American family"—an important reminder that sheds light on this very lesson learned from Fred Korematsu. Today, we remember the dangers of casting stereotypes on entire communities, and we recommit to our country’s ideals of protecting civil rights and promoting an environment where people can strive to achieve the American dream based on the content of one’s character, not the color of one’s skin.

Poor whites and Trailer-Trash Squatting in Foreclosed Homes Big Problem From Staff Reports In an upscale enclave in the San Fernando Valley, there's a new neighbor on the block. He drives a 250 Ford Pickup truck, sometimes a truck with a camper shell and residents say he's been living in a three-story mansion, which was empty and going into foreclosure. His name is Wayne Jones, and neighbors say he and several others moved into a huge empty home last October, almost daily bringing in furnishings gotten at swap meets and thrift stores filling nearly every room of the house. "We feel unsafe. We can't sleep. We have families," say some of the residents who live nearby. They say Jones made this a party house for his beer drinking friends from surrounding trailer parks. Inside, it is alleged that the neighborhood’s middle-class whites found booze and condoms scattered about. But no one really knew what went on here, because some of the windows were covered with tape and garbage bags. Prosecutors say this is happening across Southern California. They've caught squatters illegally living in homes in Bel-Air, Marina Del Rey and in East Long Beach.. "It's a huge problem and growing every day," says Los Angeles City Attorney Maureen Rodriguez.

Marian Wright Edelman’s Child Watch Column “Held Captive": Child Poverty in America

My father told me I could do and be anything I wanted to be if I dreamed and worked hard enough for it. I took these words to heart, despite growing up in the Jim Crow era in Marlboro County, South Carolina. Today, too many children in Marlboro County and throughout America are not being taught to dream and to work hard for a better future. Unemployment in my home county has hovered between 16 and 20 percent for long periods of time and many children there have never seen anyone in their famMarian Wright Edelman ily able to find a job and go to work. I was deeply saddened by a story I heard recently about three young teen boys who were asked what they wanted to be when they grew up. The first boy said he wanted to work at McDonald’s; the second boy said he wanted to be Spiderman and when pushed for a real person, he could not think of one; and the third boy drew a boy lying on the ground and said he was going to be dead before he grew up. Hopelessness and despair are too often the products of poverty. Today, 15.5 million children are living in poverty in America—the highest child poverty rate the nation has seen since 1959. And the younger the children are the poorer they are. Recently released U.S. Census Bureau data confirmed our worst fears about the impact of the recent recession. Nearly four million Americans fell into poverty last year. And worst of all, children experienced the steepest rise in poverty and the largest single year increase since the 1960s. Back in the 1960s, as a civil rights lawyer working in Mississippi, I learned that civil rights without economic rights did not add up to justice. After two civil rights bills had passed and three years into President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, the condition for poor Black Americans in Mississippi was not improving beyond a snail’s pace. When U.S. Senators Joseph Clark and Robert F. Kennedy and other lawmakers came to the Delta of Mississippi to see how the War on Poverty was going with their own eyes, the swollen bellies and empty cupboards shocked them into action and led them to call for reform and expansion of the child and family nutrition programs we know today including food stamps, WIC and school lunches. Still believing that fair people will take action when they see and hear about the plight of poor children, I asked Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Julia Cass to go to the Delta in Mississippi, the ravaged cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge in Louisiana, and to the birthplace of the suburban American dream, in Long Island, New York, and find those children and tell their stories today. The result is the Children’s Defense Fund’s new report “Held Captive”: Child Poverty in America. I’ll be sharing stories from this report in several future columns. Held Captive puts human faces on the statistics that tell the frightening and heartbreaking reality of how poverty is impacting millions of America’s children. Julia Cass found that despite safety net protections put in place over the past generations, poor children are still adrift in a sea of poverty with their futures in jeopardy. Years of research link childhood poverty to a multitude of poor outcomes: lower academic attainment, higher rates of teen pregnancy and incarceration, a greater chance of health and behavioral problems, and lifelong poverty. The greatest threat to America’s national security comes from no enemy without but from our own failure to protect, invest in, and educate all of our children who make up all of our futures in this global economy. We need to invest now in child health, early childhood development, and education. For today is tomorrow. Children have only one childhood and it is right now. God has blessed America with great material wealth. America can and must step forward to correct the gross imbalance of government subsidization of the wealthiest and most powerful among us and provide a future for all children free from hunger, hopelessness, and despair. If America cannot stand up for its children it does not stand for anything at all. And it will not stand strong in our competitive, global world. Marian Wright Edelman is President of the Children's Defense Fund whose Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. For more information go to www. childrensdefense.org.

"Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive - the risk to be alive and express what we really are." ~ Don Miguel Ruiz


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Classic Southern Recipes Collard Greens & Black-Eyed Pea Soup

Antioxidant-rich collard greens and fiber-packed black-eyed peas have a starring role in this nutritious soup. There's no need for loads of ham or salt pork — just a small amount of bacon gives it a wonderful smoky flavor. You can skip the bacon and substitute vegetable broth for chicken broth for a great vegetarian dish. Serves: 6 Preparation time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, diced 1 large carrot, sliced 1 stalk celery, sliced 5 cloves garlic (4 sliced and 1 whole), divided 1 sprig fresh thyme 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes 5 cups chopped collard greens, or kale leaves (about 1 bunch), tough stems removed 1 15-ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed 6 1/2-inch-thick slices baguette, preferably whole-grain, cut on the diagonal 6 tablespoons shredded Gruyère or Swiss cheese 2 slices cooked bacon, finely chopped Preparation 1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery and cook, stirring, until just tender, 5-7 minutes. Add sliced garlic, thyme and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Increase heat to high and add broth, tomatoes and their juice. Bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits. Stir in collard greens (or kale), reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the greens are tender, 5-10 minutes. Discard the thyme sprig. Stir in black-eyed peas; remove from the heat and cover. 2. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. 3. Place baguette slices on a baking sheet and broil until lightly toasted, 2-4 minutes. Rub each bread slice with the remaining garlic clove. (Discard garlic.) Turn the slices over and top with cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted, 1-3 minutes. Serve the soup topped with the cheese toasts and bacon.

Enjoy!

Principal killed by gunman at Placerville elementary school From Staff Reports The principal at Louisiana Schnell Elementary School in Placerville was shot to death today in his office on campus. Sam LaCara, 50, at right, died at Marshall Hospital from a single gunshot wound, said Placerville Police Chief George Nielsen. The suspected shooter has been identified as John Luebbers, 43, a custodian at the school. Luebbers has been arrested. The shooting was reported to emergency personnel about 10:40 a.m. this morning. Marinas said "every available law enforcement" has been sent to the school to help secure the scene. Schnell students were evacuated to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. The school district is asking that parents not pick up students at the school. Parents who waited a good distance from Sam LaCara the campus on Schnell School Road were acquainted with the custodian one parent knew only as John. Sharon Neu, a parent of a 9-year-old student, said parents have been trying to get rid of the janitor for a long time because he was mean to the kids. "My kid was scared to death of him," she said. Another parent said Leubbers was grumpy, Parents Connie and Don Rood stand at the intersection of Hwy. complaining about broken 50 and Schnell School Road in Placerville waiting for information sprinklers. about the shooting at Louisiana Schnell Elementary School. The Roods have two children who attend the school, one in kindergarten and one in fourth grade.

Local foreclosures drop in fourth quarter of 2010

Nutrition Facts Per serving: 192 calories 6 g fat (2 g sat, 3 g mono) 13 mg cholesterol 23 g carbohydrates 12 g protein 5 g fiber 518 mg sodium 253 mg potassium Collard Greens & Black-Eye Pea Soup

GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING HUSBAND AND WIFE DUO, MARILYN McCOO and BILLY DAVIS, JR., TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT CAAM From Staff Reports California African American Museum (CAAM) is kicking off its Black History Month celebrations with a book and CD signing by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. Actress comedienne Kim Coles will serve as host. Additional entertainment includes performances by NAACP Image award-winning actress Loretta Devine and actor Roger Guenveur Smith. Sunday, February 6, 2011 11:00 a.m. MUSEUM GALLERIES OPEN 1:00 p.m. PROGRAM BEGINS 1:45 p.m. Discussion followed by book and CD signing by singing duo Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. 2:00 p.m. Performance by actor Roger Guenveur Smith 2:30 p.m. Performance by actress Loretta Devine and the cast of “Quilters of Gees Bend” California African American Museum 600 State Drive, Exposition Park Los Angeles, CA 90037

By Robert Lewis Foreclosure activity dropped at the end of 2010 both regionally and across California, according to figures DataQuick Information Systems released today. The La Jolla-based researcher reported there were 3,954 notices of default filed in Sacramento County in the fourth quarter of 2010, a 25 percent drop from the prior quarter and a nearly 17 percent drop from the fourth quarter of 2009. Statewide notices of default -- the first step in the foreclosure process -- dropped 16 percent from the third quarter and more than 17 percent when compared to the fourth quarter of 2009. "We don't know how much of the decline is due to less household financial distress, and how much is due to shifts in lender and servicer foreclosure policies. The level of default activity would certainly be higher if it weren't for alternative strategies such as short sales, or even lengthening grace periods," said John Walsh, DataQuick president, in a press release announcing the new figures. Actual foreclosures were also down, DataQuick found. The 2,398 trustee deeds filed in Sacramento County in the fourth quarter of 2010 were 23 percent fewer than the quarter prior and nearly 29 percent fewer than the fourth quarter of 2009. The "robo-signing" fiasco and ensuing national focus on mortgage servicers' activities appears to have played a role in the decline, said Andrew LePage, a DataQuick analyst. An increased focus on short sales and other alternatives to foreclosures caused some of the drop as well. It's also possible that California -- one of the first states to feel the impact of the subprime mortgage crisis -- is working through many of its distressed properties, LePage said. "We've worked through a lot of the subprime and other dangerous loans that were prevalent in the boom times," LePage said. While the fourth quarter drop could be promising, LePage said it's unclear what the months ahead will bring. Some experts have suggested many of the foreclosures that servicers delayed in late 2010 will be pushed into this year. Earlier this month, researcher RealtyTrac projected 2011 would be a record year for foreclosures nationwide. An increase is possible in California, LePage said. It's also possible the focus on paperwork and foreclosure policies will make the process more expensive for lenders. If the cost of foreclosures goes up, we could see more servicers looking at short sales or loan modifications as an alternative, which would bring the numbers down even further, LePage said.


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Martin Luther King III to Buy the NY Mets? From Staff Reports As unlikely as this may sound, but the son of the greatest Civil Rights leader of all time is considering buying a piece of the New York Mets baseball team. Martin Luther King III has joined former Met player Ed Kranepool and others to explore the idea of purchasing at least a 50 percent share of the team, according to the NY Post. If this all goes down the way King, 53, would like, he will be the team’s first Black owner. “It’s fitting with the legacy of Jackie Robinson essentially transferring to the Mets, what better place to have African-American ownership than with the Mets?” said TV executive Larry Meli, who is also contemplating the buy. The Mets opened up 25 percent of the team to buyers/investors in order to pay off debts from the Bernie Madoff scheme. The team is currently valued at $858 million. Martin Luther King, Jr. III

Grand Opening of HANDY’S SMOKEHOUSE DELICACIES

GO BEACH By Wilfred Phillips, Jr.

The 19-0 Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits boys’ basketball program is the talk of the state CIF. All eyes are focused on this well coached team. Moore League conference play has now moved into the second round leaving only a few weeks left before the regular season closes and the start of the Pac Five championship play-offs. On Wednesday evening the undefeated Jackrabbits hosted the second place Comp- Wilfred Phillips, Jr ton Tarbabes at Ron Palmer Pavilion. At the tip-off both teams started out cold. Missed shots and turnovers kept the score low with the Jackrabbits leading with a slam dunk by So. Roschon Prince, who helped get things started for Poly. During the second quarter play began to get physical as Compton and Long Beach always do. Every time the Tarbabes came within a few points of capturing the lead, the scoring gap would go up. The Jackrabbits would make several runs that widen the score. The struggling Tarbabes kept missing several key shots, along with blown free throws. The Jackrabbits controlled the boards at both ends of the court, they put on a full court press causing the Tarbabes to turn the ball over numerous times. Jackrabbit Sr. Ryan Anderson is the nucleus of this team with his defensive play and assist. Each week he is becoming a true team leader. In the second half Jackrabbit Chris Camper, who is another that has stepped up his game with his three point shooting, when he’s called off the bench. Finial score LB Poly 71 Compton 46. March madness will soon be approaching. The CIF basketball championship games will be held at Arco Arena in Sacramento. Look for the Jackrabbits girls and boys teams to be in the finials.

Pictured L to R Ted Barnes and Dave Handy. Photo by Kim Webster

By Kim Webster LONG BEACH CA – “I always enjoyed cooking since I was a kid,” said Dave Handy. The inviting aroma of smoked turkey, chicken, fish, and slabs of bar-b-qued ribs fill the air at HANDY’S SMOKEHOUSE DELICACIES located at 4149 Long Beach Blvd. When asked what inspired him to specialize in smoked meat and fish, he smiled and said, “It started out as a hobby. I enjoyed it so much I pursued it.” This reporter sampled the chicken spread and smoked yellow tail fish which were beyond delicious! “We use specialty woods for our smoked flavor,” said Ted Barnes. “Everything is slow smoked to enhance the flavor,” said Dave’s wife Madria. During the grand opening folks were treated to smokehouse samples and fruit cups. To treat your tastebuds, call 562-424-8300 Saturday 10:30am-7pm & Sunday 11am –6pm.

“It’s delicious, awesome, with Dave smokin’ the meat you can’t go wrong!” said Nelson Herring. Photo by Kim Webster

“Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

(Above) Poly High School Senior. Ryan Anderson is the nucleus of his team with his defensive play and assist. “How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010-1944191 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SEGOVIANO’S REMODELING, 5612 PASSONS BLVD., PICO RIVERA, CA 90660. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) FRANCISCO J. SEGOVIANO. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: FRANCISCO J. SEGOVIANO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/30/2010. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 12/29/10. 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. 01/19, 01/26, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0079754 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ANYTHING AND ALL EDE’S, 1038 S. INDIANA ST., L.A., CA 90023. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MARIA EDELMIRA NUNGARAY. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MARIA E D E L M I R A N U N G A R AY. T h i s statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/13/2011. 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. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0024519 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MARKET PLAYS PRODUCTIONS, 8123 GARFIELD AVE., BELL GARDENS, CA 90201. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) HENRY PEDROZA. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: HENRY PEDROZA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/05/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 5/7/2001. 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. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010-1933328 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: OMEGA CAPITAL GROUP; OMEGA OMEGA OMEGA, INC., 1306 W. LA BREA AVE., INGLEWOOD, CA 90302. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) OMEGA OMEGA OMEGA, INC. This Business is conducted by: A CORPORATION. Signed: CRAIG HART. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/29/2010. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 3/96. 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. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010-1947798 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: THE CELL PHONE Y&H, 1400 E. FLORENCE AVE., L.A., CA 90001. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) HAYDEE CASTILLO ROMERO, YURI ERNESTO CASTILLO. This Business is conducted by: COPARTNERS. Signed: HAYDEE CASTILLO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/30/2010. 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. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0016475 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: TWO A AND A TRANSPORT, 157 W. 65th ST., L.A., CA 90003. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) EDWIN VALENCIA. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: EDWIN VALENCIA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/04/2011. 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. 01/19, 01/26, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FILE NO. 2011-0031417 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: J.A.M. WHOLESALE F L O W ERS, 7 3 2 SAN J UL I A N ST. UNIT 2, L.A., CA 90014. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 09/09/2009, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 2009-1379108. The business was conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 01/06/2011. 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: JOSE A. MAGANA/ OWNER. Pub. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0077911 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BELLA CASA DESIGNS, 1001 BELMONT AVE. #201, LONG BEACH, CA 90804. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) CHARLENE MARIA BENT. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: CHARLENE BENT. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/13/2011. 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. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0039593 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: DIAMOND BAR ROUND TABLE PIZZA, 1220 DIAMOND BAR BLVD. STE H, DIAMOND BAR, CA 91765. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) SRINIVASA ENTERPRISES, INC. This Business is conducted by: A CORPORATION. Signed: MADHU PAPUDESI. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/07/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/07/2011. 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. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0050124 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: KODI BOUTIQUE, 81 S. PINE AVE., LONG BEACH, CA 90802. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MICHAEL NOWOTARSKI, BROOKE CODY. This Business is conducted by: CO-PARTNERS. Signed: MICHAEL NOWOTARSKI. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/10/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/01/2010. 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. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0079700 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LA AUTO TEK, 9101 ALONDRA BLVD. STE D, BELLFLOWER, CA 90706. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) THE PROCEDO CORP. This Business is conducted by: A CORPORATION. Signed: ANGEL MONTES. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/13/2011. 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. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0002826 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as, PROSTAFF SEARCH. 249 E. Ocean Blvd., #500, Long Beach, CA 90802: Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Muna Wheeler Nelke, CEO, ProSgtaff Search, LLC. This Business is conducted by: A Limited liability Company. Signed: Muna Wheeler Nelke. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/03/2011. 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. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0078192 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ROCK THE BUREAU; BLKDMND, 1546 KIOWA CREST, DIAMOND BAR, CA 91765. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ESTHER CASTANON. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: ESTHER CASTANON. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/13/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/13/2011. 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. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2010-1919100 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CLOUD IMPORTS, 1067 Grand Ave., #5, Long Beach, Ca 90804. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Justin Robert Hanzich. This Business is conducted by: An individual. Signed: Justin Hanzich, Sole Proprietor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/27/2010. 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. 1/20, 1/27/2010, 2/3, 2/10/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0071255 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: STELLA PACIFIC MANAGEMENT, 5339 DUNROBIN AVE., LAKEWOOD, CA 90713. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) STELLA PACIFIC, TIMOTHY A. BLAIR. This Business is conducted by: HUSBAND and WIFE. Signed: STELLA PACIFIC. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/12/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/12/11. 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. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0076158 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: THE WICKERMAN, 5006 S. WESTERN AVE., L.A., CA 90062. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ABRAHAM GUADAMUZ, DOMINGO DAVID GUADAMUZ. This Business is conducted by: CO-PARTNERS. Signed: ABRAHAM GUADAMUZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/13/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/13/11. 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. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0069111 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: TRI-TAX STORE 204, 315 E. ORANGE GROVE BLVD., PASADENA, CA 91104. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) GERMAN F O N T, E L I Z A B E T H TO R R E S , JOSE MORALES. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: GERMAN FONT. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles C o u n t y o n 0 1 / 1 2 / 2 0 11 . T h e 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. 01/19, 01/27, 02/02, 02/09/2011 Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

27Jan11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0112347 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: FIVE FIVE, 9617 LAUREL ST., L.A., CA 90002. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ADRIAN LAMAS, JUAN PEREZ GAVIA. This Business is conducted by: CO-PARTNERS. Signed: ADRIAN LAMAS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/20/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/01/10. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0100411 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GOLDEN COASTLINE LOGISTICS, 1706 GAVIOTA AVE., LONG BEACH, CA 90813. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MANUEL PONCE. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MANUEL PONCE. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0101456 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LAVARIEGA HAIR STUDIO, 8534 ROSEMEAD BLVD., PICO RIVERA, CA 90660. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ANGELICA LAVARIEGA. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: ANGELICA LAVARIEGA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0101693 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LH&M LOGISTICS, 643 W. BENNETT ST., COMPTON, CA 90220. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MARNITIA MARTIN. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MARNITIA MARTIN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0111160 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LUCKY BOY MARKET, 12008 E. 183rd ST., ARTESIA, CA 90701. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) RAMONA LAO. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: RAMONA LAO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/20/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0087813 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MARTINEZ INCOME TAX SOLUTION; J M INCOME TAX, 11815 ORANGE ST. #8, NORWALK, CA 90650. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) JOSE F. MARTINEZ. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: JOSE F. MARTINEZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/14/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0093779 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: OROZCO BAKERY, 2734 N. EASTERN AVE., L.A., CA 90032. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) BRIAN RAYMOND ROMERO. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: BRIAN RAYMOND ROMERO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/18/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0101325 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SIFA MUSIC BROTHERS, 1829 BARDALE AVE., SAN PEDRO, CA 90731. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ANTHONY ROBERT LUERA IV, TIMOTHY RYAN LUERA, SHAUN ALEXANDER LUERA. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: ANTHONY R. LUERA IV. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/19/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC


Long Beach Times Newspaper FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0087816 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: THE GLASS WORLD, 18112 ARLINE AVE. #A, ARTESIA, CA 90701. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) PRAVIN PAREKH. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: PRAVIN PAREKH. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/14/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC. FILE NO. 2011-0111153 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: LUCKY BOY MARKET, 12008 E. 183rd ST., ARTESIA, CA 90701. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 01/04/07, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 20070020766. The business was conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 01/20/2011. 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: BOREL LAO/OWNER.. Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC 27Jan11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0112347 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: FIVE FIVE, 9617 LAUREL ST., L.A., CA 90002. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ADRIAN LAMAS, JUAN PEREZ GAVIA. This Business is conducted by: CO-PARTNERS. Signed: ADRIAN LAMAS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/20/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/01/10. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0100411 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GOLDEN COASTLINE LOGISTICS, 1706 GAVIOTA AVE., LONG BEACH, CA 90813. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MANUEL PONCE. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MANUEL PONCE. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0101456 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LAVARIEGA HAIR STUDIO, 8534 ROSEMEAD BLVD., PICO RIVERA, CA 90660. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ANGELICA LAVARIEGA. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: ANGELICA LAVARIEGA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0101693 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LH&M LOGISTICS, 643 W. BENNETT ST., COMPTON, CA 90220. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MARNITIA MARTIN. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MARNITIA MARTIN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0111160 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LUCKY BOY MARKET, 12008 E. 183rd ST., ARTESIA, CA 90701. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) RAMONA LAO. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: RAMONA LAO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/20/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0087813 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MARTINEZ INCOME TAX SOLUTION; J M INCOME TAX, 11815 ORANGE ST. #8, NORWALK, CA 90650. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) JOSE F. MARTINEZ. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: JOSE F. MARTINEZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/14/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0093779 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: OROZCO BAKERY, 2734 N. EASTERN AVE., L.A., CA 90032. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) BRIAN RAYMOND ROMERO. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: BRIAN RAYMOND ROMERO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/18/2011. 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. 01/26, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0101325 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SIFA MUSIC BROTHERS, 1829 BARDALE AVE., SAN PEDRO, CA 90731. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ANTHONY ROBERT LUERA IV, TIMOTHY RYAN LUERA, SHAUN ALEXANDER LUERA. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: ANTHONY R. LUERA IV. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/19/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0087816 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: THE GLASS WORLD, 18112 ARLINE AVE. #A, ARTESIA, CA 90701. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) PRAVIN PAREKH. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: PRAVIN PAREKH. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/14/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC. FILE NO. 2011-0111153 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: LUCKY BOY MARKET, 12008 E. 183rd ST., ARTESIA, CA 90701. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 01/04/07, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 20070020766. The business was conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 01/20/2011. 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: BOREL LAO/OWNER.. Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FILE NO. 2011-0091667 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: EXCLUSIVE TRADE FASHION, 17842 Irvine Blvd., #114, Tustin, CA 92780. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 03/25/2004, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 200-697981408. The business was conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 01/18/2011. 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: May M. Asad, owner. Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0046368 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: EXECUSHOT, 1302 E. 3rd St., Long Beach, Ca 90802. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ROBERT DOWNS. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: ROBERT DOWNS, owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/10/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT

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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT DUPs FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0101325 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SIFA MUSIC BROTHERS, 1829 BARDALE AVE., SAN PEDRO, CA 90731. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ANTHONY ROBERT LUERA IV, TIMOTHY RYAN LUERA, SHAUN ALEXANDER LUERA. This Business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP. Signed: ANTHONY R. LUERA IV. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/19/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0087816 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: THE GLASS WORLD, 18112 ARLINE AVE. #A, ARTESIA, CA 90701. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) PRAVIN PAREKH. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: PRAVIN PAREKH. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/14/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC. FILE NO. 2011-0111153 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: LUCKY BOY MARKET, 12008 E. 183rd ST., ARTESIA, CA 90701. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on 01/04/07, in the county of Los Angeles. The original file number of 20070020766. The business was conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on 01/20/2011. 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: BOREL LAO/OWNER.. Pub. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-03136658 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LA BONITA INN MOTEL, 1626 W. Esther St., Long Beach, CA 90813. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Suresh Patel, Member, Mahavir Group, LLC. This Business is conducted by: A Limited liability corporation. Signed: Suresh Patel, Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/25/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/LBT

27Jan11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0112347 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: FIVE FIVE, 9617 LAUREL ST., L.A., CA 90002. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ADRIAN LAMAS, JUAN PEREZ GAVIA. This Business is conducted by: CO-PARTNERS. Signed: ADRIAN LAMAS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/20/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/01/10. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0067242 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: A BIT OF EVERYTHING .99¢ +, 625 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90806.. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) Jose Cabezas. This Business is conducted by: An individual. Signed: Jose Cabezas. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/12/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/15/10. NOTICE- This Fictitious

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0100411 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GOLDEN COASTLINE LOGISTICS, 1706 GAVIOTA AVE., LONG BEACH, CA 90813. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MANUEL PONCE. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MANUEL PONCE. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0101456 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LAVARIEGA HAIR STUDIO, 8534 ROSEMEAD BLVD., PICO RIVERA, CA 90660. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) ANGELICA LAVARIEGA. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: ANGELICA LAVARIEGA. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0101693 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LH&M LOGISTICS, 643 W. BENNETT ST., COMPTON, CA 90220. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) MARNITIA MARTIN. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: MARNITIA MARTIN. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/19/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0111160 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LUCKY BOY MARKET, 12008 E. 183rd ST., ARTESIA, CA 90701. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) RAMONA LAO. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: RAMONA LAO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/20/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0087813 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MARTINEZ INCOME TAX SOLUTION; J M INCOME TAX, 11815 ORANGE ST. #8, NORWALK, CA 90650. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) JOSE F. MARTINEZ. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: JOSE F. MARTINEZ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/14/2011. 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. 01/27, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16/2011. Publish: Long Beach Times Newspaper/JDC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2011-0093779 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: OROZCO BAKERY, 2734 N. EASTERN AVE., L.A., CA 90032. Full name of registrant(s) is (are) BRIAN RAYMOND ROMERO. This Business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL. Signed: BRIAN RAYMOND ROMERO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 01/18/2011. The registrant(s) has (have) commenced

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2011 Market Schedule

HARBOR AREA MARKET SCHEDULE Wednesday 9:30am - 1:30pm Huntington Park

at Bissell st & E. Florence Ave in Salt Lake park near the City Recreation Center

Thursday 3pm - 6:30pm

Uptown Long Beach market at 46th St. & Atlantic Ave just south of Del Amo in dynamic Bixby Knolls

Friday 10am - 4pm

Downtown Long Beach Market in CityPlace at 5th St & the Promenade directly across from the WalMart store entrance. Plenty of 2 hour validated parking availabale.

Saturday 8am - Noon

Cerritos Market in Cerritos Towne Center on Park Plaza Drive just north of the Performing Ats Center near WalMart

Southeast Long Beach Market at the Alamitos Bay Marina, on Marina Drive just soth of 2nd St in southeast Long Beach, near Joe’s Carb Shack and across from Wild Oats Note: Changes to this schedule can occur at any time. If you haven’t shopped in our markets recently, please check the above information before your shopping trip. ALL HAFM farmers markets are year-round and are open rain or shine which means we show up, set up and hope it clears up.

Sunday 9am - 2pm

Thank you for your patronage. All our markets are year round and smoke-free.

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