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In an email to employees Mayor Keith A. James of West Palm Beach writes: As you may know, public safety has always been priority #1 for my administration, and I am focused on putting together the best team possible with the best people in the right roles. I’m pleased to share that West Palm Beach Police Chief Sarah Mooney has accepted a very key position in our city as Assistant Chief of Police for Emergency Management, subject to the approval of the position by the (Cont’d on page 9)

By Perry Busby Hundreds of comic and scifi fans of all ages gathered at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) on May 11th for AARLCC-CON, Fort Lauderdale’s festival for African American comic book and science

fiction enthusiasts. The event brought together local and national writers, illustrators and industry professionals to meet fans and network. The public was treated to a day full of activities that included discussions about comic books, movies and the

industry in general, workshops, signed art display giveaways, STEM demonstrations, a costume contest and plenty of free food. “Comic-Con events have become popular across the country. When we made (Cont’d on page 3)

Woman shot and killed outside her apartment complex by officer in Baytown, Texas Police said the officer was “forced” to shoot the woman after she grabbed the officer’s taser and used it against him By Ben Kesslen NBC News A woman was shot and killed during an altercation with a police officer Monday night in Baytown, Texas, after she resisted arrest and grabbed the officer’s taser, police said. An officer in the city east of Houston was patrolling an apartment complex

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Cosplay contestants pictured with event organizer, Librarian Tray Fitzpatrick. (Photos: Arri Henry)

when he recognized a woman who lived there who he knew had prior warrants, police said. When police tried to arrest the woman, 45, whose name they are not releasing at this time, she resisted arrest, said Steve Dorris, a Baytown police lieutenant and public information officer.

A woman was killed during an officer-involved shooting in Baytown, Texas, on May 13, 2019. From ONSCENE.TV

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The Largest Class of Black Women Ever is Preparing to Graduate from West Point Military Academy Mass Incarceration of Women and Minorities a

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Less than a year after Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams became the first black officer to command the United States Military Academy and two years after Simone Askew became the first Black woman to lead the Corps of Cadets, West Point will graduate its largest ever class of Black women later this month, when 32 women cross the stage. Black women making history is one of my favorite (Cont’d on page 9)

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Although the number of people in prisons and jails in America has slightly declined, numbers released on Thursday, April 25, by the Bureau of Justice Statistics still show that nearly 1.5 million individuals were in prison by the end of 2017. The statistics also note that

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the U.S. continues to lock up more people than any other nation. And, despite a narrowing disparity between incarcerated Black and white women, females have emerged as the new face of mass incarceration. “I don’t think this should be much of a surprise as two of the main for-profit prison companies were founded around the same time,” said Ron Stefanski, whose website prisoninsight. com, works to hold prisons (Cont’d on page 5)

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“Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.” Proverbs 17:6 (KJV) By Bobby R. Henry, Sr. As we begin to approach Father’s Day after recognizing and paying tribute to our wonderful mothers, we now seem poised to leave Mother’s Day perhaps in a trail of tears for joy, reflections and pain. I want to put something on the minds and hearts of the fathers, in particular and men in general; let’s have a natural conversation. A conversation free from the influences of alcohol, drugs, stress and free from any daemonic forces that would inhibit us from having a pure and natural conversation. Let’s stay away from those things to clear our mind/body, heart/soul and spirit to engage in an organic healthy dialogue. Can we do it? Yes, we can!! Let’s begin by understanding the word FATHER and what it truly means from the physical, mental and most importantly the spiritual requirements for being a father. (Cont’d on page 12)

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The Westside Gazette Newspaper is honored to feature these contributions made by local students in our Jr. Photojournalism Program.

Leja Williams, 15

I can finally say

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A Mother’s Love My aunt Roberta Conyers was honored at the Westside Gazette’s “A Mother’s Love” Celebration last week. She was nominated by my big cousin Dee Dee (her daughter) because she moved all the way back to South Florida from Chicago, Illinois to be with her. I’m happy that my cousin has her mom by her side to help her when she’s feeling sick. (More photos of the event -taken by Brielle- can be seen on page 10)

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Last weekend was my birthday and I had an amazing birthday. I’m glad I can finally say I’m 15, also that Sunday was Mother’s Day. It was really fun being around my family and all the Mothers that we’re there. Mother’s Day can either be a really good holiday or a really bad one. A lot of people are more fortunate to

have their mothers still here with them. My heart goes out to anyone that doesn’t have their mother. I couldn’t imagine how hard that is because a mother is like the glue holding a family together. I would also like to say thank you mom for everything you’ve done for me, and I love you so much.

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May 12th Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the Layla Davidson, 13 family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. My mother has done so much for me, and I love her for everything she has done. She has been there for me every time I have needed her. I love her and there is nothing she can do about it. I hope all mothers had a blessed Mother’s Day.

NEWPORT NEWS, VA -- Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Michael Ford, right, from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, assigned to the deck department aboard the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), leads fellow deck Sailors in training for sea and anchor evolutions in the ship’s forecastle. The Gerald R. Ford is currently undergoing its post-shakedown availability at Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liz Thompson/Released)

Solomon “RC” Ali has been helping minori�es convert ideas to capital, and now his smart home tech company is funding churches Meet Solomon “RC” Ali. Ali is one of the country’s foremost experts in helping minorities secure their intellectual property, raise funding for startups, form strategic partnerships, bring products to market and scale their businesses. Read a recent feature profile on Ali on EURWeb (Electronic Urban Report). And a recent profile in Denver Urban Spectrum Magazine. Ali’s company Revolutionary Concepts holds sixteen live and active patents. His patented technologies are currently being sub-licensed to Amazon, Livewatch Security LLC, Alarmforce NC Inc., Alarmforce LP, SkyBell Technologies, In August Home Inc., Bird Home Automation LLC and Bird Home Automation GmbH. His North Carolina energy company, NDR Energy Group, is one of the largest minority owned companies in the United States. When he acquired it, the company was worth $10 million. Ali rapidly grew the company’s gross revenue intake to $80 million. Solomon Ali is well versed in the challenges of minority entrepreneurship and effective methods for circumventing those challenges to create a prosperous business and financial portfolio. Learn more about him at https://www.solomonrcali.info/. His latest project, SYS Smart Home Technology (a subsidiary of his parents company Revolutionary Concepts), has just launched their latest community initiative to help communities take advantage of smart home technology and security while subsidizing lifechanging churches and ministries across the U.S. FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -Circle House Coffee and the Stephen Tulloch Foundation donated $1,000 to North Fork Elementary. The check was accepted by Principal Rendolyn Williams-Amaker. “Thank you Stephen, Robert McKinzie and Circle House Coffee for supporting and uplifting the students at North Fork Elementary,” she commented on Facebook. (Photo credit: Arri Henry)


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Dear Friends, As Congress returns from a two-week recess, House Democrats continue to prioritize the needs of middle class and low income families. This week, the House Judiciary Committee held a markup on legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs, while the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs considered legis-lation to expand services to homeless veterans. During the first 100 days of the 116th Session of Congress, House Democrats have passed historic legislation that would ensure fair wages, expand voting rights, and reauthorize the indispensable Violence Against Women Act. I look forward to more great accomplishments in the weeks and months ahead. Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations In June, we will begin the process of passing 12 annual appropriations bills to keep the government funded. As Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, I have the opportunity to weigh in on each of these bills before they come to the floor of the House

of Representatives for a vote. I am pleased to take a leading role every year in advocating for the full funding of programs important to our region, state, and country, and look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure the priorities of American families are being met. The Mueller Report On April 18, 2019, Attorney General William Barr released a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report to Congress and public. In contrast to President Trump’s repeated assertions that the report exonerates him from wrongdoing, the report identifies no fewer than 10 instances of possible obstruction of justice by the President. Even in its redacted form, the Special Counsel’s report states verbatim that it ‘does not exonerate him.’ There is quite simply no way to read the report and arrive at the conclusion that the President has been exonerated. I was deeply disturbed by the Attorney General’s initial characterization of the report, which appeared to be more focused on providing

political cover for the President than meeting his responsibilities as the senior law enforcement official in our nation. With the revelation of Special Counsel Mueller’s March 27 letter protesting that the Attorney General’s four-page memo ‘did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance’ of his work, it is now apparent that the Attorney General misrepresented, and knowingly withheld, the truth from the United States Congress. Attorney General Barr’s failure to show up earlier this week to testify before the House Judiciary Committee is one incident of many in a series of unsettling events, which make clear this Administration’s disrespect and complete misunderstanding of good governance and transparency, eroding the very foundation of our democracy. Congress will continue to work on behalf of the American people to investigate the very damaging evidence in the Mueller Report, and every question left unanswered by Attorney General Barr’s dereliction of duty. We have a responsibility to act as a check against abuses of power in

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order to preserve and protect the integrity of our democracy. Legislation in Focus Last month, I introduced three measures to support communities recovering from disaster and recognize the contributions of different cultures to American Society. H.R.2032, the Donate for Disaster Relief Act, would create a voluntary check-off that allows taxpayers to donate to a disaster relief trust, giving each taxpayer the opportunity help communities better prepare for responding to emergency situations. I was also pleased to introduce H.Res.292, Celebrating the heritage of Romani Americans, to mark April 8th as International Roma Day, and H.Res.297, Supporting the Goals and Ideals of Jubilee Day, recognizing the talents of the Jubilee singers and their tremendous sacrifices to save Fisk University and introduce the spirituals of enslaved Africans to an international audience. For more information on the various issues that I am working on, visit my official website at www.alceehastings.house.gov. With warm personal regards, I remain, Sincerely,

Alcee L. Hastings Member of Congress 20th District of Florida www.AlceeHastings.house.gov

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All-female Black Firm to Represent Opa-locka Burnadette Norris-Weeks secures city attorney job again The attorney who led the fight to reinstate Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes heads up the firm that Opa-locka has hired to defend it. Burnadette Norris-Weeks represented Snipes when then-Gov. Rick Scott removed her from her post at the end of November. Norris-Weeks took Snipes’ case all the way to federal court. A partner at Burnadette Norris-Weeks Professional Association, Opa-locka’s new legal counsel is more than familiar with the city. The all-female team of Black attorneys is experienced in governmental relations law. The other attorneys include state Rep. Dotie Joseph, Michelle Austin Pamies and Lisa Crawford. Norris-Weeks Professional Association represented the city a decade ago before calling it quits. Although the commissioners had some concerns, they selected the firm at a special Continue reading online at:

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Dr. Chakwera Seeks to Unite Malawi and African Diaspora By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia

Sci-Fi Saturday Host Keith Wade with co-host Gary D. Wright Jeff Carroll interviewing Rodney Barnes decision to host one in Fort Lauderdale, we knew we didn’t want it to be like all the others. Our goal was straightforward: provide a platform for local and national African American writers and illustrators of comic books and sci-fi novels to communicate and present new projects to fans, and develop relationships within the industry,” said Tray Fitzpatrick, with Broward Coun ty Library and coordinator of the event. Among the featured guests were Rodney Barnes, writer and producer of American Gods, The Boondocks, Everybody Hates Chris, and Marvel’s Runways; Manuel and Geiszel Godoy, the creators of Black Sands comics; and local favorites such as Jeff Caroll, Keith C. Wade, Mervyn McKoy, Nicole Mucher, Creature Entertainment and Ramon Robinson of LSF Comics. The rise in popularity of movies adapted from the Marvel Comics franchise, coupled with record-breaking box office ticket sales from Black Panther, has introduced a new generation of fans to comic book superheroes and sci-fi stories. “The more quality work we put out, the more it will become a part of the fabric and how media addresses the marketing part of it. When the people who finance projects, whether it’s film, television or print, see that there’s a market for your

work and the quality is evident, then we’ll begin to see more of these types of projects,” Barnes explained when asked if the future looked promising for movies and television shows featuring African American superheroes or all African American casts. “The market comes from quality work. Black Panther, Get Out and Us were all quality film projects. In fact, I’m excited to see how this generation thinking in ways I’ve never thought and doing it in ways I never would’ve imagined. They’ve been inspired by my generation and they’re taking it and crafting for today’s audience. The more they’re able to do that, the more the market will sustain it.” Making a living in a highly competitive industry where there are very few African Americans is all the more reason why events like AARLCC-CON is necessary. “The reason why I like doing these events is because it reminds me that I need to do more and I need to do more, better,” Barnes said. “Not only do I need to continuously create more content that I enjoy but create content that has a positive impact on people who are trying to live their lives in a more creative way. Because I have access in a way that most don’t, I understand that I now have a responsibility to help influence others in the telling of their stories.”

On May 21, 2019 the national elections in Malawi will mark a quarter of a century of multi-party democracy in this developing sub-Saharan African nation. Prior to that, most published reports in the western news media negatively defined the nation as a democratic “dictatorship.” When all of the votes are counted this month, Rev. Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, a top contender for the presidency, hopes to unify and provide strategic progressive leadership for this landlocked African nation of nearly 19 million citizens. “We are winding up what’s been a wonderful campaign by going all over this country and talking to people,” Dr. Chakwera told NNPA Newswire in an exclusive Continue reading online at: thewestsidegazette.com

Young authors of the comic book, “Battle of Love”

Adventures in Self-Publishing: Comic Books Panel with Juan Navarro, Ramon Robinson & Dorphise Jean

Committee Passes Bills to Promote Innovation, Strengthen the Financial System and Protect Consumers, Small Businesses and Investors WASHINGTON – This week, the House Financial Services Committee, held a markup of five bills and two resolutions to promote responsible innovation through financial technology, crack down on money laundering and illicit finance, protect small businesses and investors, and uphold consumer protections. See the legislation below. HR 1988, the Protect Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation which would ensure that a group of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) loans which were inadvertently made ineligible for securitization by Ginnie Mae are made eligible, and thereby enabling those banks to make additional loans, including to veterans. This bill was Continue reading online at: thewestsidegazette.com


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Rays of Fortitude invites you to join us for our Ninth Annual Bowl 4 A Cure for Lupus, Sunday, May 19 at Sparez Bowling Center, Davie, Fla., registration at 3 p.m., and bowling. For additional info call (954) 2707468 or email raysofforitude@aol.com

Vendors/Exhibitors

The International Longshoreman’s Association Local 1526 would like to invite you to take part in our upcoming community exhibitors, Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 a.m., at 440 N.W. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Indoor event/main building. Chairs and tables provided. Vendors must provide tablecloths. For more info call (954) 525-2724.

Friends of the 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more info call (954) 3576282. - Matter of Blance (8) weeks: May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Adulting 101: Miltary Genealogy, Saturday, May 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. - Living My Best Life in 2019: Free Wellness Workshops for Seniors/Caregivers,NOW through June from 10:30 a.m. 1 p.m., pre-registraion is required at (954) 357-6282 or online at at Eventbrite. - Save the Date: 2019 Book South Florida Book Festival - Book Life 8th Annual, Friday, July 19 & Saturday, July 20.

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LNG Loc N Grow Enterprises presents Women In Media Networking Brunch, Saturday, May 18 from 12 to 3 p.m., at Shuckin & Jivinm 4759 N.W. 167 St., Miami Fla. (Limited seating RSVP).

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The Pantry will be serving twice a month The Second and Fourth Saturday of each month. Now you can call ahead of time to see if their pantry will be serving. Call (954) 800-3955 The Lighthouse Worship Pantry 2201 N.W. 21 St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and listen to the announcement each month. You can also leave a message with any concerns.

Celebration The City of Miami Gardens presents Youth Soccer ages 6U, 9U, 10U now thru Saturday, May 18 at Dr. Lester Brown Park, 19405 N.W. 32 Ave., Miami Gardens, Fla. Registration is now open at the Betty Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 N.W. 199 St., Miami Gardens, Fla.

Open Mic Teen Open Mic Night, Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m., at Starbucks Miami Gardens, 19401 N.W. 27 Ave., Miami Gardens, Fla. Future Dates: June 27; July 11; Aug. 29; Sept. 26; Oct. 17; Nov. 14; Dec. 19; Jan. 30, Feb. 27; March 19; April 23; May 21, 2020. Starting in June, Teen Writing Workshops will take place before Teen Open Mic Night begins.

Vice Mayor Dale V.C. Holness community events: - FunNFit Summer, Free Summer Recreation Program 2019 for ages 6-17 from Monday, June 17 thru Friday, Aug. 9 (closed Fourth of July) from 9 a.m. to 5 Program from 8-9 a.m. - Early Dropoff and from 5-6 - Late Pickup. Space is limited.

Events Collier City May events: All events @ Jan Moran Collier City Learning, 2800 N.W. Ninth Ct., Pompano Beach, Fla. For more info call (954) 357-7670. * Haitian Flag Day Celebration, Wednesday, May 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. *Family Lit Universe, Wednesday, May 22 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

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The Alzheimer’s Association has launched a national initiative to host community forums in order to enhance care and support for local communities, Thursday, May 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at SunServe, 2312 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors, Fla. The event is free; registration is required to attend. To register call (800) 272-3900 or contact Alex Lewy at alewy@alz.org.

EDUCATION MATTER EVERY CHILD DESERVE A CHANCE City of Miami Gardens 16th Year of Incoporation Historical Evening Celebration, with Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom, Thursday, May 30 from 6 to 8 p.m., at Miami Gardens City Hall Council Chambers, 18605 N.W. 27 Ave., Miami Gardens, Fla.

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Events Broward County Library eNews Events Director’s Book Club: May/ June Title: The Library Book by Susan Orlean. - Monday, May 20 at 1 p.m., at Main Library. - Tuesday, May 28 at 1 p.m., at Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library. • The Art of the Book: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Bienes Book donation exhibit through May 29 at Main Library. • Dream It, Write It - Create eBooks with BiblioBoard: Write, Publish, Share and win! The 2019 Indie Author Project Contest, a competition from BiblioBoard and Library Journal that recognizes adult and young adult indie-published fiction book, is now open! Submission will be accepted through Friday, May 31. • Read, Write and Self Publish eBooks for Free. The contest is open from now thru May 31. • 14th Annual Children’s BookFest - Summer at the Library Kickoff, Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut

Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Fla. • South Florida Book Festival, Friday and Saturday, July 19 & 20 at African-American Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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* Art In The Hall, Second Saturday every month in City Hall from 5 to 8:30 p.m. * Dania After Dark a monthly Street Festival in Broward’s First City. Second Saturday of each month from 5 to 10 p.m., free parking garage located on SW Ave (just North of SW First St.). SW First, between First St. & Dania Beach Blvd. Dania Beach, Fla. * Friday Night Lights Movie Night & Kickball Game, Friday, May 31 at C.W. Thomas Park, 100 N.W. Eight Ave., Dania Beach, Fla. * The City of Dania Beach & Greater Dania Beach Chamber of Commerce invite you to this important event Dania Ready Hurricane Expo, Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at City Hall. * Soccer from Monday June 3 to Wednesday, July 17, ages 3 to 17 at Frost Park Tarponssc. com or (954) 665-6682. *Free Football Camp, Friday, June 7 age group 6-12 from 5 to 8 p.m., CW Thomas, 100 S.W. Eight Ave., Dania Beach, Fla. **Register at JSEventBrite. com*** * 2019 Summer Camp Program at Frost Park June 10 Aug. 9. For more info call (954) 924-3690. * Register NOW, DB Dolphins Dania Beach Youth Football & Cheerleading for ages 5-14. For more info call (954) 924-3838. * Now Hiring. How to apply for a position: The City of Dania Beach encourages online application. daniabeachfl.gov/ jobs

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Analyze. Discuss. Do Health Services Planning Committee, Friday, May 31 at 10 a.m., at Broward Regional Health Planning Council, 200 Oakwood Lane, Suite 100 Hollywood, Fla.

The City of Miami Gardens Parks & Recreation presents Youth Baseball (boys and girls ages 5-8, now thru Sunday, June 9, at Scott Park, 17710 N.W. 15 Ct., Miami, Fla., and Carol City Park, 3201 N.W. 185 St., Miami Gardens, Fla., and AJ King, 4230 N.W. 178 St., Miami Gardens, Fla. Register at Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 N.W. 199 St., Miami Gardens, Fla.For more info contact (305) 622-8080.

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Nominations for 2019 Citizens Recognition Awards Deadline to apply is Friday, May 31 at 5 p.m.

The City of Fort Lauderdale is accepting nominations for the 2019 Citizens Recognition Awards through Friday, May 31 at 5 p.m. These prestigious awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of citizens whose commitment, determination, and actions have changed the landscape and culture of the City to make a positive difference in the Distinguished Citizens, or Exemplary Former City Employee online at www.fortllauderdale.gov/ccr. The Citizens Committee of Recognition members will review the submitted nominations and make their recommendations to the City Commission for consideration. The 2019 honorees will be recognized at the 45 Annual Citizens Recognition Award events. For more info or a copy of the nominations form, email strategiccommunications@fortlauderdlae.gov call (954) 828-4746.

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*Crime Prevention Academy For Business, now thru Thursday, May 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. For more info call (954) 602-4351 or email ohall@miramarpd.org * Super Bowl 2020 Needs Volunteers! * Miramar Commissioner Maxwell B. Chambers invites you to The Second Annual Mother’s Day Celebration at 6 p.m., at Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar, Fla. For more info call (954) 602-3154 or (954) 602-3157. * Conversations with Mayor Messam, Wednesday, May 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 9977 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, Fla. * Vice Mayor Alexandr P. Davis hosts Multi-Cultural Sports Summit, Tuesday, May 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar, Fla. For more info call (954) 602-3156. * The Reggae Girlz Foundation, Inc., under terh patronage of the Consulate General of Miami Oliver Mair presents World Cup 2019 SendOff Celebration Fundraiser, Thursday, May 23 from 5 to 10 p.m., at Ansin Sports Complex, 10801 Miramar Blvd., Miramar, Fla. For vendor booth and additional info call (954) 251-1643. * On Sale Now: Miami Fest, Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m. * Free Event - Reggae Vibes Showcase, Saturday, May 25 at 6 p.m., at Shirley Branca Park. * MCC presents Are You Dumb, Saturday, May 25 at 8 p.m. Majah Hype. * MCC presents Taylor Dayne, Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m. * FDOT Notice of Construction, 1-75 Landscaping Improvements Project, May 2019 - Summer 2020 *Mayor Wayne Messam’s Summer Technology Boot Camp, Free Exclusive Information Technology Cyber Security Bootcamp for Miramar-area High School Students - Lunch included, Monday, June 17 thru Friday,m June 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at TechLaunch at Florida Vocational Institute, 3520 Enterprise Way, Miramar, Fla. * Miramar PD Wants resident to stay safe on all - Terrain Vehicles * Miramar Summer Camp Registration is Open. * Miramar For Sale Finding the Right location makes good business sense. Find out about the opporunities Right Here in Miramar! For more info go to www.MiramarFL. gov * June is National Home Ownership Month Commissioner Maxwell B. Chambers in association with Global Empowerment Development Corporation & Home Value Realty presents Free Money Management & Homeowners Symposium, First Time Buyers and Homeowners, Sunday, June 2 from 2 to 6 p.m., at Miramar Cultural Center, 2300 Civic Center Pl., Miramar, Fla. The workshop is free but you must register at Eventbrite: https://www. eventbrite.com/e/free-money-management-home-ownership-symposium-tickets-56582084220

Performances Adrienne Arsht Center For the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Summe Live! At Arsht from Thursday, May 30 thru Sunday, June 23. All tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722 or online at arshtcenter.org. - Communitea Dance Free Pride Celebration starring Shangela, Saturday, June 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Thomson Plaza for the Arts - Ziff Ballet Opera House. - John Cameron Mitchell The Origin Of Love: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig, Saturday, June 8 at 8 p.m., at Knight Cencert Hall. - Blue Box Miami presents Ketama: No Estamos Locos Tour, Sunday, June 9 at 8 p.m., at Knight Concert Hall. - Vistanova Entertainment presents Beachtone Jazz Festival, Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m.

- The Ultimate Queen Celebration, Sunday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. - John Leguizamo, Latin History For Morons, Friday, July 12, 13, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 14 at 3 p.m., at Ziff Ballet Opera House. - Siempre Flamenco Miami’s 14th Annual Festival De Cante, Friday, Aug. 30- Sunday, Sept. 1 at various times, at Carnival Studio Theater.


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The Anderson family, founders of Symphony Potato Chips.

Family-owned potato chip brand celebrates three years N AT I O N W I D E -- The road to entrepreneurship is a long one, but once there, the ability to maintain can be just as hard if not harder. The Anderson family, founders of Symphony Chips, pride themselves on working together to sustain their business and continue their growth. Dondre Anderson and his two daughters, Amina and Amari, have gone through several obstacles to get to where they are today. The largest obstacles they’ve had to overcome were first packaging, then supply chain and finally marketing. Their packaging

issue was both the look and then finding the right company to produce their very vibrate and alluring potato chip bags. Next was stabilizing their supply chain. When entering the market with a new product, statistically most new companies fail due to either lack of supply chain beyond them or lack of supply chain stabilization. Even though, this family boasts of having the world’s only gourmet seasoned potato chip, this family also has a multiple tier supply chain that the father oversees. Lastly, is their marketing component. This component takes the combined efforts of both daughters to manage. Amina, who is seeking a carrier in film, helps with their video production and video editing for their content creation. Amari helps by overseeing their social media. To learn more and/or to place an order, visit http://www.symphonychips.com

As Democrats tout their plans for free college, one GOP state already has a model program

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Republican Gov. Bill Haslam speaks at a press conference at the State Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee, on Dec. 1, 2015, about his plan to grant more autonomy to six public universities in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. By Adam Edelman As Democratic presidential candidates promote billiondollar plans to make college free on the campaign trail, advocates for affordable higher education across the political spectrum are pushing a simpler approach: Look to the states. One state in particular — a Southern, reliably Republican one — has risen above the rest, lawmakers, education and policy think tanks told NBC News: Tennessee. The Volunteer State’s “Tennessee Promise” program, passed in 2014 by the GOP-controlled

legislature and signed into law by then-Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, offers two years of tuition-free community college or technical school to all high school graduates. An expansion of the program adopted in 2017, called “Tennessee Reconnect,” guaranteed two years of free community college or technical school to all adults in Tennessee who didn’t already have a degree or credential. “Regardless of what your politics are, you have to admit that income inequality is an issue. The question is what we do about it. And I am a firm believer that a robust public education is the key. The great equalizer,” Haslam

told NBC News in a recent interview. “If a good education is a requirement to enter the workforce, we have to give more people the opportunity do that.” HOW IT WORKS Tennessee’s program is considered a “last dollar” scholarship, meaning that, after all other aid (including federal grants and scholarships) is factored in, the funding covers the remaining balance for tuition and mandatory fees. The program is available to all high school graduates, regardless of income status, and provides every student with a mentor to guide them through the application, financial aid and enrollment process. It also requires that all students complete eight hours of community service each semester, measure’s supporters say provide some accountability. Tennessee Promise is funded entirely by an endowment that was created from the state’s lottery reserve fund. No tax increases were needed at any point, a crucial draw for state Republicans. But even more critical to the program’s success was the fact that Haslam, who left office in January, framed it as an economic issue centered on job creation in his state — a strategy top education officials in Tennessee are encouraging national politicians to embrace. “We needed more Tennesseans with a credential beyond high school,” said Mike Krause, executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission — the state’s de facto head of higher education. The program has drawn Continue reading online at: thewestsidegazette.com

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2019 Graduates of the “Call Me Mister” Program at Edward Waters College.

This is the largest class of the program in seven years at the college. They will be hired immediately to teach third grade in Duval County Public Schools. There are only two percent of Black male teachers in public schools in Florida.

Mass Incarceration of Women and Minorities from Front Page accountable for the treatment of current, former and future inmates. “When these for-profit companies were created, they found a way to generate revenue off of inmates which led to a huge influx of prisoners, both male and female,” Stefanski said. In 2000, Black women were incarcerated at six times the rate of white women, but in 2017, Black women were imprisoned at less than double the rate of white women, according to the latest information. The number of white women in prison has increased by more than 40 percent since 2000 while the number of Black women incarcerated has fallen by nearly 50 percent. The most recent report from the Prison Policy Initiative revealed that, looking at the big picture shows that a staggering number of women who are incarcerated are not even convicted with one quarter of the women behind bars having not yet gone to trial. Sixty-percent of women under the control of local

authorities have not been convicted of a crime and adding to the picture of women in local jails, aside from women under local jurisdictions, state and federal agencies pay local jails to house an additional 13,000 women, according to the Prison Policy Initiative. For example, ICE and the U.S. Marshals, which have fewer dedicated facilities for their detainees, contract with local jails to hold roughly 5,000 women – so the number of women physically held in jails is even higher. According to the Prison Policy Initiative, avoiding pretrial incarceration is uniquely challenging for women. The number of unconvicted women stuck in jail is surely not because courts are considering women, who are generally the primary caregivers of children, to be a flight risk, according to the Prison Policy Initiative report. The far more likely answer is that incarcerated women, who have lower incomes than incarcerated men, have an even harder time affording cash bail.

When the typical bail amounts to a full year’s income for women, it’s no wonder that women are stuck in jail awaiting trial, the report’s author said. Even once convicted, the system funnels women into jails: About a quarter of convicted incarcerated women are held in jails, compared to about 10 percent of all people incarcerated with a conviction. Also, while stays in jail are generally shorter than in stays in prison, jails make it harder to stay in touch with family than prisons do. Phone calls are more expensive, up to $1.50 per minute, and other forms of communication are more restricted – some jails don’t even allow real letters, limiting mail to postcards. This is especially troubling given that 80 percent of women in jails are mothers, and most of them are primary caretakers of their children. Thus children are particularly susceptible to the domino effect of burdens Continue reading online at: thewestsidegazette.com


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President DonaldTrump - The Biggest

Loser

By Roger Caldwell President Donald Trump must be the biggest and best con man alive. He seems to be a Teflon individual, who has the ability to talk you out of your money, even though you know he is lying. Not only does he have the ability to talk you out of the money in your pocket, but he can fool you to take more money out of your bank account. “Since he launched his improbable but ludicrously successful foray into presidential politics, Trump has sold himself, in part, as a wildly successful businessman whose perspicacity about money making would serve him well in making deals on behalf of the United States and the American people. Trump sat atop a business empire, with properties around the world claiming to be a billionaire and refusing to release tax returns that could either confirm or expose his big talk as much nonsense,” says Damon Linker, reporter of the Week. When it came to President Trump and his businesses, no one knew what to believe. Everyone in the country is well aware that the President had filed bankruptcy during many different periods in his life and maybe too many times to count. But somehow he always came out on top, and he still bragged about being a billionaire. Thanks to the New York Times, after reviewing President Donald Trump’s tax returns from 1985 to 1994, it has been discovered that year after year he appears to have lost more money than nearly any other individual American taxpayer. This is an amazing achievement considering everyone thought the President was making billions, and telling everyone in the country how they could be successful like him. “You heard that right: Of all the tens of millions of taxpayers in America during those nine years, the man who a little more than two decades later would go onto to become the 45th president of the United States was quite possibly the country’s biggest loser. Which, given his 2016 election pitch, has to make him one of America’s all-time greatest con men as well,” explains Damon Linker. On the other hand, White American voters are some of the most racist and closed minded individuals on the planet in relation to President Donald Trump. Once the president decided he could fool White Americans that he could make America White again, he had a winning formula. “His supporters just don’t care. He’s been metaphorically shooting people on Fifth Ave. for years now and getting away with it. And it really isn’t clear what, if anything, could alter this reality,” says reporter Damon Linker. After the release of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, it clearly demonstrated in Continue reading online at: www.thewestsidegazette.com

House Democrats Wants Us to Do Their Job Oscar H. Blayton

TRUMP V. Maxine Waters, Richard Neal, Jerry Nadler, Adam Schiff and Elijah Cummings

By James J. Hankins The U.S. House of Representatives committee hearings and impeachment of TRUMP will be televised. As a teacher I finally see a positive lesson from TRUMP, teaching us 52 words to add to our vocabulary. Sesame Street teaches our children a letter and number every day. TRUMP’S actions and tweets teach us a new word every week. Some of them are: allocution, bribery, commingling money, disbarment, emolument clause, fraud, graft, hacking, indictment, jeering, kitting, lien, malfeasance, nepotism, Odegard, profiteering, quid pro quo, racism, stiffing contractors, tort, unfair dismissal, vexatious litigant, wrongful(insider) trading, xenophobia, yellow knight and zelotypia. Yes, these words will be on the test(smile). The wicked “shall” cease from troubling after justice is done by the Democratic controlled U. S. House we elected. Are you registered?

Tired of the Smack

Talk

I’m angry, our system is supposed to work for us, but it doesn’t! I’m tired of being told that elected officials are supposed to represent their constituents and watching their persistent inaction and failure. One of the interesting features of English language is the labels that are provided for groups of animals; perhaps the pride of lions or murder of crows are familiar to you. Few know that a group of jellyfish are called a smack. Sadly, so many American politicians are spineless, my comparison is the best I can do to capture my moral outrage at their immoral inaction. Donald Trump’s 10,000th lie or Continue reading online at: www.thewestsidegazette.com

N.R.A. = Not Really By Don Valentine

Review in your mind the cornucopia of positive preventive gun initiatives the N.R.A. has done? Oh, you did not find any. That is because the next time they do will be the first time they do! I am not a very smart man. It is clear even to my obtuse brain that it would behoove the N.R.A. to lobby for legislation to curtail teen access to guns. In this century, Wikipedia lists 119 high school shooting deaths. That is a 119 potential great possible contributors to society. The N.R.A. goes beyond being reticent to being more strident on background checks. They are vehemently opposed to the prudent application of mandatory liability for adults that allow access to minors for guns. Further, the N.R.A. is not an advocate of a waiting period [standard is 72 hours] before purchase of a firearm. In legal parlance this is known as a “Cooling Off Period.” It is not rational for an organization that was founded on proper gun safety and maintaining the 2nd amendment to be that callous. Think of the lives they could have saved if they used their behemoth of a lobby for the good of the public! A 1999 Fortune magazine survey said that lawmakers and their staffers considered the NRA the most powerful lobbying organization three years in a row. Furthermore, investigations by the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller resulted in indictments of Russian agents on charges of developing and exploiting ties with the NRA to influence US politics. The deputy governor of the Central Bank of Russia, Aleksandr Torshin, is suspected of illegally funneling money through the NRA to benefit Trump’s 2016 campaign. The N.R.A. efforts would have better served getting legislation that might have saved those 119 children!

White privilege in

Georgia public school system By Kevin Palmer

$174,000.00 – That’s what every member of the House of Representatives receives in salary each year. Every member, that is, except Nancy Pelosi, who as the Speaker of the House, gets to take home $223,500.00. Those are not bad wages, even if these legislators work five days a week with only two weeks off annually for vacation. But Congress has averaged only 138 legislative days a year since 2001. If you do the math, you will see that comes to less than three days a week. Undoubtedly, many members of the House of Representatives can articulate why they need so few days in session. Their stated reasoning might include the rigors of carrying out their constitutionally mandated functions. But therein lies the rub. The House of Representatives is refusing to carry out one of its more important constitutionally mandated functions. When the Founders of this nation wrote the Constitution, they did not want the country to be forced to blindly trust and follow the person holding the office of the President. And for this reason, they divided the power of the government into three distinct branches and gave each branch equal status. In order to prevent the President from becoming a tyrant, the House and Senate were given the responsibility and authority to perform oversight of the Executive Branch. In order to properly carry out their job, Congress must provide oversight of the president. We now have a sick and twisted man-baby fouling the oval office. Donald Trump does not respect the rule of law or the institutions of our federal government. He is determined to bend all aspects of our national structure to his will and he has found pliant minions who have been willing to ignore, and even break, the law in service to their overlord. Neither Congress nor the nation has ever seen anything like this before. The purulent character of Trump has infected most agencies of the executive branch of our government and released bigots, misogynists,

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xenophobes and every other manner of villain as antigens into the body of our democratic society. While Trump burns down the house that America has built, Republican lawmakers have become his collaborators. And too many Democratic members of the House of Representatives, cowered by the thought of angering the Republican base, simply quail in the face of this onslaught against our liberties. Continue reading online at: www.thewestsidegazette.com

Is emergency evacuation from Seabrook reactor even possible? Public hearings demanded By John LaForge Ever wonder if the nuclear reactor near you has an evacuation plan that would work in an emergency? Have you ever been stuck in barely moving traffic on an interstate highway even when there was no crisis, no sirens, and no panic? People driving Interstate-95 near the Seabrook reactor in New Hampshire have, and they have reason to worry, especially after the nonprofit group We the People and its founder Stephen Comley produced “No Evacuation Possible,” a public service video of routine summertime traffic jams on I-95 -- Seabrook’s disaster escape route, and warning of the impossibility of an evacuation in the event of an accident at Seabrook. One wonders how many other nuclear reactors have a single evacuation route that is frequently, even routinely, rendered nonfunctional. Commercial reactors are required by law to have a workable escape plan. In January 2018, the town of Merrimac, Mass. joined half a dozen other communities calling on the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to hold a hearing on whether Seabrook’s evacuation plan can be effectively implemented. Reactor owner NextEra Energy Resources issued a Jan. 20, 2018 response/nonresponse in which it failed to address evacuation issues: “We have extensive emergency response systems in place,” the firm said, “including numerous back-up safety systems that provide our plants with layer upon layer of Continue reading online at: www.thewestsidegazette.com

The Georgia public s c h o o l system has over 1.8 million students with 38 percent White and over 60 percent nonwhite. Nevertheless, the white minority seems to have privilege when consequences were meted out for drug and alcohol discipline incidents. In 2018, according to the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, K-12 Discipline Dashboard, the data shows white students committed more drug and alcohol incidents than nonwhite students. Drug and alcohol incidents for white students were 53 percent compared to only 29 percent

for Black students, 13 percent for Hispanic students, 3 percent for Multi-Racial students, and 2 percent for Asian students. Yet, when dispensing consequences, Georgia public school administrators were harsher toward nonwhite students. Outof-School Suspensions (OSS) are harsher than In-School Suspensions (ISS). In 2018, 45 percent of white students received ISS and only 34 percent received OSS, while 14 percent of Black students received ISS and 60 percent received OSS; 22 percent of Hispanics received ISS and 50 percent received OSS; 24 percent of Asians received ISS and 46 percent received OSS, and 28 percent of Multi-Racial students received ISS and 42 percent received OSS. Clearly, consequences were less harsh for White students.

To Commemorate Brown, Support Our Teachers Julianne Malveaux is an author and economist. Her latest project MALVEAUX! On UDCTV is available on youtube. com. For booking, wholesale inquiries or for more info visit www.juliannemalveaux. com. By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Contributor Sixty-five years ago, the Supreme Court ruled, in the Brown v. Board of Education case, that the Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) doctrine of “separate but equal” was unconstitutional. That ruling ended legal segregation in public facilities, but it did not necessarily accomplish its goals in terms of school desegregation. Indeed, Richard Rothstein, the historian who is a Distinguished Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute and at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, wrote that in 2014, Black students are “more racially and socioeconomically isolated” than at any time since 1970, when this data was first available. Continue reading online at: www.thewestsidegazette.com

Another case of Alzheimer’s

By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor

When I looked at my email in-box this afternoon, I encountered one of those messages that I dread: yet another person I know has been institutionalized as a result of Alzheimer’s. The sadness conveyed by this person’s partner was clear in their words. They had been together for decades. I could feel Continue reading online at: www.thewestsidegazette.com


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Bethel Missionary Baptist Church 2211 N.W. 7th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33061 Church: (954) 583-9368 Email: bethelmbchurchfl@att.net

Deeply Rooted New Mount Olive Baptist Church 400 N.W. 9th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale 33311 (954) 463-5126 ● Fax: (954) 525-9454 CHURCH OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Marcus D. Davidson, Senior Pastor

WORSHIP SERVICES & BIBLE STUDY

Sunday .................................................... 7:15 a.m. 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School ............................................................................ 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Noonday Service .................................. 12:00-12:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting ............................................ 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study ................................................... 7:00 p.m. Where the kingdom of God is increased through Fellowship. Leadership, Ownership and Worship F.L.O.W. To Greatness!

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Williams Memorial CME “PRAYER IS THE ANSWER” Rev. Cal Hopkins (M.Div) Senior Pastor/Teacher 644-646 NW 13th Terr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33311 (954) 462-5711(Ministry Office Line) (954) 462-8222(Pastor’s Direct Line) Email: wm_cme@bellsouth.net ( Church} pastorCal50@yahoo.com (Pastor)

The WITNESS of “The WILL” Sunday Worship Experiences ................................................................ 7:45 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday School ................................................................................................................. 9:30 a.m. Tuesday Night Triumph {Prayer, Praise and Power} Prayer Meeting ................................................................................................................ 7:00 p.m. Bible Study ........................................................................................................................ 7:30 p.m. We STRIVE to PROVIDE Ministries that matter TODAY to Whole Body of Christ, not only the Believers, but also for those stranded on the “Jericho Road”! “Celebrating over 85 Years of FAITH and FAVOR! Come to the WILL ... We’ll show You the WAY: Jesus the Christ!”

Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church 2251 N.W. 22nd St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 P.O. BOX 122256, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 (954) 733-3285 * Fax: (954) 733-9231 Email: mountnebobaptist@bellsouth.net

Reverend Jimmy L. English PASTOR

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Sunday Worship ............................................................. 8 a.m. & 11 a.m. Sunday School ........................................................................... 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Prayer Service & Bible Study) ............................... 7:30 a.m. Saturday (Women Bible Study) ............................................................ 8 a.m. "Baptized Believers working together to do the will of God"

Rev. Danny L. McKenzie, Sr. Senior Pastor WORSHIP SERVICES & BIBLE STUDY

Sunday .............................................................................. 7:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Sunday School .................................................................................... 9:30 a.m. Tuesday Night Bible Study .............................................................. 7:00 p.m. Fifth Sunday ..................................................................................... 10:00 a.m.

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Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church 1161 NW 29th Terr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33311 (954) 581-0455 ● Fax: (954) 581-4350 www.mtzionmbc1161.com

Rev. Dr. James B. Darling, Jr., Pastor/Teacher WORSHIP SERVICES

Sunday School ............................................................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service ............................................................................................. 10:15 a.m. Communion Service (1st Sunday) ........................................................................... 10:15 a.m. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting .......................................................................... 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study .................................................................................. 7:00 p.m. Saturday (2nd & 4th) Christian Growth & Orientation .................................. 8:30 a.m. But be doers of the Word - James 1:22 nkjv - “A Safe Haven, and you can get to Heaven from here”

Harris Chapel United Methodist Church Rev. Stanley Melek, M.Div E-MAIL:stanley.melek@flumc.org 2351 N.W. 26th Street Oakland Park, Florida 33311 Church Telephone: (954) 731-0520

SERVICES

Sunday Worship ................................................. 7:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School .............................................................................. 9:00 a.m. Wednesday (Bible Study) ........................................... 11a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Living Waters Christian Fellowship Meeting at Central Charter School Building #5 4515 N. St. Rd. 7 (US 441) Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319 (954) 295-6894

SUNDAY SERVICE: 10 a.m. Rev. Anthony & Virginia Burrell

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“Jesus said, let anyone who is thirsty come to Me and drink.” (John 7:37)

New Birth Baptist Church The Cathedral of Faith International Bishop Victor T. Curry, M.Min., D.Div. Senior Pastor/Teacher 2300 N.W. 135th Street Miami, Florida 33167

ORDER OF SERVICES Sunday Worship ........................................................ 7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Sunday School ....................................................................................................... 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (Bible Study) ......................................................................................... 6:45 p.m. Wednesday (Bible Study) ............................................................................... 10:45 a.m.

1-800-254-NBBC * (305) 685-3700 (o) *(305) 685-0705 (f) www.newbirthbaptistmiami.org

Shaw Temple A.M.E. Zion Church 522 N.W. Ninth Avenue Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Church: (954) 462-1413 or (954) 647-8254 Email: AMEZ522@yahoo.com

Rev. Dr. William Calvin Haralson, Pastor SERVICES

Sunday School .................................................................................. 10:15 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ............................................................ 11:00 a.m. Bible Study (Wednesday) ............................................................... 7:30 p.m.

"Reaching beyond the four walls touching lives, touching communities".

Mount Hermon A.M.E. Church Reverend Henry E. Green, Jr., Pastor 401 N.W. 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 Phone: (954) 463-6309 FAX 954 522-4113 Office Hours: Tuesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Email infor@mthermonftl.com

SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES Worship Service ..................................................................... 7:30 & 10:30 a.m. Fifth Sunday ONLY .................................................................................... 10 a.m. Church School ........................................................................................ 9:15 a.m. BIBLE STUDY: Wednesday ....................................................................... 10 a.m. Gems & Jewels Ministry Senior Wednesday Wednesday (Bible Study) .................................................... 12 Noon & 7 - 8 p.m. Daily Prayer Line ...................................................................................... 6 a.m. (712)432-1500 Access Code296233#

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Understand... Some pain is nothing but His Love. It’s only a hurting thing when you don’t understand His touch. So, when you kneel and pray let your heart be demanding. Then, say to our Lord you need His understanding. Sometimes we fight His blessing right after we pray. Our Lord works in mysterious ways so keep the faith. We need continuous guidance, wisdom and understanding from up above. To armor ourselves against this world’s hurting touch. False prophets are in the working so be aware. If the skies don’t depart. Don’t even stop and stare. Time is getting shortread between these lines. Don’t get caught left behind. It’s a sad situation when you follow a nation. That don’t understand it’s creation.

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Obituaries James C. Boyd Funeral Home

McWhite's Funeral Home

COIT Funeral services for the late Willie Thurman Coit III – 52 were held May 10 at James C. Boyd’s Memorial Chapel.

BURNS Funeral services for the late Lawrence W. “YAM” Burns - 71 were held May 11 at Lighthouse Worship Center Church with Rev. Jack Davis officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens.

CRAFTON Funeral services for the late Lucy Belle Dixon Crafton - 99 were held May 13 at James C. Boyd’s Memorial Chapel with Elder David Fenton officiating. ISOM Funeral services for the late Sister Edna “Chuck” Lorin Isom – 60 were held May 11 at Holy Temple Restoration Ministries with Dr. Margaret Johnson officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens.

DORNELLY Funeral services for the late Diana Dornelly - 43 were held May 11 at McWhite’s Funeral Home. HENRY Funeral services for the late Hyacinth “Ms. Faye” Henry - 67 were held May 11 at McWhite’s Funeral Home with Lloyd Francis officiating.

JOHNSON Funeral services for the late George Johnson, Sr. - 81 were held May 11 at First Baptist Church Piney Grove with Min. Gene Riley officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens.

POTTS Funeral services for the late Robins N. Potts - 30 were held May 11 at McWhite’s Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Elder Harris officiating.

JONES Funeral services for the late Ethel M. Jones – 87 were held May 11 at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. W.M. Ramsey officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial gardens.

SAMPSON Funeral services for the late William “Pete” Sampson, Jr. 85 were held May 11 at McWhite’s Chapel. Interment: South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth, Fla.

RANDOLPH Funeral services for the late Gregory Augusta Randolph – 61 were held May 11 at James C. Boyd’s Memorial Chapel with Rev. Joyce Wright officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens. SMITH Funeral services for the late Rodney Lanier “AKA Hazel” Smith – 28 were held May 11 at Community Church of God with Jimmy Witherspoon officiating. Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens (Central). WIMBUSH Funeral services for the late Robert Lee Wimbush, Jr. – 78 were held May 11 at James C. Boyd’s Memorial Chapel. Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens (Central).

WEAVER Funeral services for the late Kimberly Dionne Weaver - 47 were held May 11 with Rev. Jo Branch officiating.

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TULLIS Funeral services for the late James Tullis - 78 were held May 11 at Roy Mizell & Kurtz Worship Center. Interment: Dade Memorial, Dade Memorial, Opa Locka, Fla.


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SO LET’S MAKE A DEAL In the world of social media, we often forget that developing authentic and in person relationships are a must. In order to advance your cause, you must meet and connect with people that believe in your mission, product or service. In accordance with that notion, lately, I have been hosting a marketing series to help businesses, brands, influencers, and nonprofit organization leaders improve their current marketing strategies. However, I am both blown away and energized by the people who have no clue how to start marketing themselves or their business. Although I love social media, I would like to turn our attention to the basics. At some point, you should come from behind the computer and go into your communities and engage. Oddly enough in urban settings, community engagement centers around pop culture, political gossip and the latest fashion. Whereas community engagement should also include making real connections, closing deals and being a brand ambassador for what’s great in our communities. Our counterparts do this all the time, but on a golf course. I propose that we make the networker, the mixer, the launch party our golf course. Fam, as you step out, dressed nice and ready to hand out your newly printed business cards, remember to close the deal. I know networking can be overwhelming for many, but I truly want to see you get all your coins off the table. This can be

done by being effective and intentional when you engage communities. Looking the part, knowing your pitch, always closing, following up and making valuable recommendations are consistent thoughts when I enter a space to network. In hosting my Marketing Mastery Series, I noticed that folks are eager to connect with the speaker, the moderators, the panelists when their gold is sitting right next to them. Looking the part doesn’t always mean name brands and designer clothes, but it does mean endeavor to represent your brand. This includes but goes beyond clothing. I noticed well-dressed people do not have a pitch. We must connect with our businesses first before others can. This gig society has empowered and confused people at the same time. We have too many jacks of all trades, who can’t close a deal at the mixer because they are involved in too many things to show mastery. Marketing is an intentional communication between you and your intended supporter about your business, product or service. It’s a strategy. It’s passion. It’s legacy. Don’t wait until you are perfect to start making deals but start today making deals and perfect them as you go along. When you are operating from the treasure that Your Creator placed on the inside of you, your hard work, creativity, and passion will make you unstoppable. When guests at the event, see, hear about, or experience

Largest Class of Black Women Ever from Front Page favorite things in the world, and last week, Virginia… The soon-to-be graduates recently participated in the traditional “Old Corps” photo shoot to memorialize their achievement. Cadet Tiffany Welch-Baker, one of the graduates, told Because of Them We Can “My hope when young Black girls see these photos is that they understand that regardless of what life presents you, you have the ability and fortitude to be a force to be reckoned with.” Baker said she initially questioned her decision to leave active duty and attend West Point, but “In just a short while I met so many

cadets that looked like me, and that offered me some comfort. I have been fortunate to have my sisters in arms; we have been fortunate to have each other.” West Point was founded in 1802 and did not graduate its first Black cadet until 1877. It did not graduate a black cadet in the 20th century until Benjamin O. Davis in 1936. The first Black Corps of Cadets captain was not named until 1979. While it is lamentable that we are still marking these kinds of firsts in the 21st century, it is worth celebrating all this Black Girl Magic happening at West Point this year.

Woman shot and killed from Front Page The officer was “forced to deploy his taser” on the woman, but it wasn’t “effective,” Dorris said. The woman grabbed the taser and used it on the officer who was trying to arrest her. The woman’s actions “forced the officer to draw his duty weapon and fire multiple rounds at the suspect who was struck at least one time,” Dorris said. She was declared dead at the scene and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office is now assisting in the investigation, police said. The fatal incident was recorded on social media and went viral, with some commenters questioning why the incident ended in the woman’s death. In a Snapchat video of the incident (SEE VIDEO at:www.thewestsidegazette. com), the woman told the officer she was pregnant. Police and family members were not able to confirm whether the woman was

pregnant, but her family told NBC’s Houston affiliate KPRC-TV that she had two children, both in their 20s. Witnesses at the apartment complex told KPRC that the woman was “not a bad person,” and that she would “just walk around, smoke her cigarettes and walk her dogs.” Another neighbor, Taylin Inniss, said she heard the shots, and when she learned that someone had been killed at her apartment complex, she didn’t believe it. “They must’ve had a couple of words. Things went a whole different way, and he shot her, and I really feel for the family and I hope they get some type of justice,” Inniss said. “I just pray for them honestly because life is short nowadays.” Baytown police are not naming the officer who shot the woman, but said he has worked as an officer for 11 years.

Mayor moves present police chief from Front Page the West Palm Beach City Commission. In this new role, Chief Mooney will help plan, direct and coordinate emergency management and training activities for the City; resolve problems of the highest technical nature and participate in the determination and formulation of emergency management policies. How the City responds in emergency situations has never been more critical than it is today. Gone are the days of thinking of emergency management as simply preparing for and responding to hurricanes. Today’s emergency managers must prepare for all kinds of scenarios-- train derailments, chemical spills, terrorist incidents or any number of potential life or death emergencies. Given the Chief’s talents in emergency management and her solid experience at the West Palm

Beach Police Department, she is ideally suited for this role. I thank her for the job that she has done in her role as police chief, and I am happy she will remain a part of our team and the City of West Palm Beach family. I have nominated former Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Frank Adderley as Chief of WPBPD, subject to the approval of the West Palm Beach City Commission. A Florida native who has served almost 40 years in law enforcement, Chief Adderley served as Fort Lauderdale’s Chief of Police from 2008 -2016 and oversaw an annual budget of $100 million, 535 sworn police officers, and 190 non-sworn employees. Chief Adderley and I share a vision for WPBPD’s future community policing, customer service, and culture of responsiveness. That, coupled with his strong relationships with neighboring agencies

and the local community, will make a positive difference for the department and our residents. Chief Adderley’s record of success in those key areas in Fort Lauderdale— with a similar population size, similar regional issues such as homelessness and crime, as well as similar social and cultural dynamics-- makes him a great candidate for this position. I am confident he will take the West Palm Beach Police Department to the next level. These items will be discussed at the June 3, 2019 Commission Meeting. During this transition period, there will be no interruption of police services, and the very popular engagement/outreach programs that have been administered by WPBPD for our residents will continue. Yours in service, Keith A. James Mayor, West Palm Beach

your passion, you will close deals with ease. To help, I recommend that you attend my marketing mastery event series or visit justpressrelease.com and click training to see my online product catalog. You are one mixer away from a $20,000.00 deal, one conference away from meeting the perfect investor, and one conference away from landing the keynote speaker of your dreams. This can happen on social media, but it’s more likely to happen when you connect with someone you know, like and trust! I hope to see you all at the “golf course” closing deals. Crystal Chanel Press Release Marketing, LLC Event Hosting • Marketing • Public Relations

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“I have introduced the EQUAL Defense Act to give public defenders the tools they need to ensure a more effective criminal justice system and to deliver on Gideon’s promise,” said U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA).

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday introduced the Ensuring Quality Access to Legal Defense (EQUAL Defense) Act of 2019. The legislation aims to support public defender systems, which are straining to uphold the constitutional right to counsel for indigent defendants as required by the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Gideon v. Wainwright decision. “After spending my career around the criminal justice system, I’ve seen up close how it can fail to ensure that poor defendants receive a fair trial and due process, as guaranteed to all of us in our Constitution,” said Sen. Harris. “All too often, our public defenders are overworked and lack sufficient resources. This makes public defense unsustainable over the long haul. And the person who suffers is the defendant, whose liberty is on the line. It’s wrong, and it’s the opposite of justice.” “I have introduced the EQUAL Defense Act to give public defenders the tools they need to ensure a more effective criminal justice system and to deliver on Gideon’s promise,” Harris added. The EQUAL Defense Act is supported by Jon Rapping, President & Founder of Gideon’s Promise. “Public defenders have largely been ignored in the national conversation around criminal justice reform,” said Rapping. “The EQUAL Defense Act of 2019 is a recognition that public defenders must be an important part of our criminal justice reform thinking. I am hopeful that this Act prompts us all to continue to understand public defenders as a critical piece of the criminal justice solution, and to build on its important foundation to ensure marginalized communities have the advocates necessary to fulfill our democratic promise of equal justice,” Rapping added. In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Gideon v. Wainwright recognized the constitutional right to counsel to anyone accused of criminal wrongdoing and unable to afford their own attorney. But in today’s criminal justice system, public defenders are too often unable to uphold Gideon’s promise because they lack critical resources. The EQUAL Defense Act will provide financial support for public defense systems and training programs that aim to improve the delivery of legal services to indigent criminal defendants. The bill: Creates a new $250 million grant program to fund public defense, including establishing: Workload limits for full-time public defenders. Pay parity between public defenders and prosecutors within five years. Annual data on public defender workloads, including the number of hours worked per month and the percentage of hours Continue reading online at: www.thewestsidegazette.com

LEGAL NOTICES PUBLICATION OF BID SOLICITATIONS Broward County Board of County Commissioners is soliciting bids for a variety of goods and services, construction and architectural/ engineering services. Interested bidders are requested to view and download the notifications of bid documents via the Broward County Purchasing website at: www.broward.org/purchasing. May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019

LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION BIDS

Gulf Building LLC invites all interested Subcontractors including M/WBE and/or labor surplus area firms/vendors/contractors, to provide bids on Tuesday, 6/4/19, no later than 3PM (ET), for the following project: the new LA Lee YMCA Mizell Community Center in Fort Lauderdale. Bids must be delivered by email or hard copy to Gulf Building LLC, Attn: Melissa Apolinario, 633 South Federal Hwy., #500, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 or melissaa@gulfbuilding.com. Project Scope of Work includes but is not limited to: Construction of a new 4 Story, +/- 72,000 SF, mixed use building to include retail, classrooms, meeting space, locker rooms, wellness, offices, gymnasium, theater, education labs, support spaces, site work and swimming pool. Subcontractors must contact GULF for bid documents. Critical Dates: Pre-bid meeting #1(all trades) - 5/9/19 @ 11AM, Pre-bid meeting #2 (M/ WBE firms) – 5/14/19 @ 11AM. Pre-bid Meeting location: LA Lee YMCA Family Center – 408 NW 14th Terrace, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311. RFI deadline: 5/24/19 no later than 3PM. Bid due date: 6/4/19 no later than 3PM.

THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: PR-C-19-0000246 IN RE: ESTATE OF GREGORAY T. FRAZIER WILLIAMS, Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GREGORAY T. FRAZIER WILLIAMS, deceased, File Number PR-C-19-0000246, is pending in the Circuit Court for Gadsden County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 201 S.E. 6th Street, Probate Division, 3rd Floor, Rm. 03150, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative’s attorney is set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO YEARS OR MORE AFTER DECEDENT’S DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is May 16, 2019. Benjamin L. Crump, Esq. Attorney for the Petitioner BEN CRUMP LAW, PLLC FBN: 0072583 122 South Calhoun Street Tallahassee, Florida 32301 Telephone: (850) 224-2020 Facsimile: (850) 224-2021 Deborah Frazier Personal Representative May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2019

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SCORPIO-Start setting goals. Do a periodic cleaning of your home and get rid of the junk that has been cluttering your life! Start saving your money for a big vacation that you and that special someone have been planning! Do something extravagant. Soul Affirmation: Clinging to the old will inhibit my growth this week. Lucky Numbers: 2, 39, 45 SAGITTARIUS-Flexibility is needed to deal with a work issue. You’re sure you’re right but compromise will be necessary to overcome someone’s objections. Don’t think they are being spiteful. They simply see things differently than you do. Your insights this week are special and specialized. Don’t expect agreement. Slow and easy is the best way for me to travel this week. 7, 8, 10 CAPRICORN-If you need a good week to put away the memorabilia of a past love; this week’s that week. Tuck away his or her photograph. If it’s over and now it’s time to move on, don’t stall your love life dwelling on what was. Get ready for what can be. I slow down and take the feelings of others in consideration. 1, 26, 33 AQUARIUS-Your harmony with your business or domestic partner should improve as you take steps to strengthen communication. Slow down and give everyone a chance to get on the same page. Plan well before you act. Enjoy hanging loose. I trust my gut instincts concerning all matters. 2, 39, 40 PISCES-A little child will lead them is certainly something you should keep in mind this week.Wisdom from a little person, a son, daughter, younger brother or sister can be very helpful to you. Lighten up on yourself. Self-criticism is not a good idea this week. I loosen up and enjoy my life without worry. 24, 25, 26

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By Keith Miles

Tiana Smith, Third Year Veterinary Tech Student from Fort Lauderdale

The unveiling of the 4,000-square-foot addition of the Florida A&M University College of Agriculture and Food Sciences Veterinary Technology Complex in Quincy, Fla., Tuesday is the culmination of more than a decade of planning and growth and gives

students the opportunity to gain hands on skills, officials said. During a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the unveiling of the facility, FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., said the expansion will make a difference beyond the boundaries of the Gadsden County complex. “The program will have signi-

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For this purpose, some of the qualities and characters of a good father have been listed as Fearless, Adoration, Teacher, Honorable, Entrusting and Resourceful. Every week we will read the scripture that corresponds to the letter and reputation of the word associated with it. By doing this along with denying ourselves, prayerfully we will see and understand a lil clearer our purpose. Let’s begin this week with the first letter F for Fearless and the scripture is 2 Timothy 1:7, and we will end our reading on Father’s Day with the last letter R for Resourceful and that scripture will be 2 Timothy 3:16-17. The rest of the letters and scriptures are below along with my contact information. If you are so inclined to be a part of this conversation, please call, text, email or come see me and let’s see how we can create a group to support one another. We all know some of the challenges that come with being a FATHER. Let’s create an opportunity to work through some of them together. Maybe then on Father’s Day, we can come together and have a conversation and celebrate together. During this time let’s see how God leads us. F= FEARLESS. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 A= Adoration. Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Mathew 22:37 T= Teacher. “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” Mathew 25:19 H= Honorable. 3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5 not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God. 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 E= Entrusting. Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Luke 6:38 R= Resourceful. Resourceful: 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3: 16-17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. Proverbs 27:17 (KJV) There is no pressure; this is just a way for us to reach out beyond our normal circles and touch another brother. Dear God in the name of Jesus, I pray for those fathers and men who will join with us on this journey to discover more of what you have instore for us. In Jesus’ name. Amen. My contact information is: cell (954) 525-1489, email brhsr@thewestsidegazette.com and our address is 545 N.W. 7th Ter. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 Yours in the struggle, Bobby R. Henry, Sr.


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