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Police Killing of Antwon Rose

Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks during the 2018 NNPA Lifetime Legacy Award Black Tie Gala in Norfolk, Va. (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)

Tests Pittsburgh’s Long-frustrated Black Community

The Time is Now!

Rev. Jesse Jackson Pushes for Federal Anti-Lynching Law By Jeffrey L. Boney NNPA Newswire Political Analyst If history has proven one thing, it’s that when Reverend Jesse L. Jackson speaks, the nation tends to always listen. Rev. Jackson continues to use his voice to speak on an atrocity that has plagued Black people for decades—the horrific act of lynching. While in town to receive the 2018 Lifetime Legacy Award from the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) at their NNPA Awards National Legacy Awards Black Tie Gala and Annual Convention in Norfolk, Virginia, Rev. Jackson spoke to NNPA publishers about the need to adopt legislation to address the despicable act of lynching. “Lynching should be a federal crime,” Rev. Jackson told the group of publishers

at the NNPA Annual Convention. “Blacks are still being lynched today. Not just with a rope. Unarmed Blacks are being killed on a regular basis and it must be addressed. More people were killed after slavery than before slavery. Prior to the ending of slavery, we were considered assets, but after slavery we were considered a threat, because we could vote. We need this legislation now.” Rev. Jackson believes that addressing the issue of lynching in this country is long overdue, and he has been aggressively pushing for members of Congress to step up to the plate and officially make lynching a federal crime. Rev. Jackson told NNPA publishers that he has spoken with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and many other (Cont’d on page 5)

Peaceful protesters march in Pittsburgh Sunday, July 1, 2018 to call for end to violence. (CBS 2 Philadelphia KDKA) The day after Antwon Rose Jr. was shot through the cheek and elbow and in the back, killing the 17-year-old honors student, young Black people swarmed the East Pittsburgh police station. Over the next several days, outraged protesters took over thoroughfares, disrupted rush hour and shouted from the

steps of the county courthouse, demanding that the white officer who killed the Black teenager be charged. Rose’s killing is the first in the Pittsburgh area in the Black Lives Matter era, and residents are galvanized. From the sustained marches to the swift announcement that (Cont’d on page 8)

Black WWII Soldier Denied Officer Status Becomes Commissioned Lieutenant 76 being a non-commissioned Years Later, at 98-Years-Old about Army officer until his daughter,

John Edward James Jr., who completed his officer training in 1942, was commissioned as a second lieutenant 76 years later. (Museum of The American Revolution)

An African American man who was denied officer status in the U.S. Army was commissioned as a second lieutenant on June 29 — 76 years later. John Edward James Jr., 98, completed his officer training in 1942 but was denied his bars because of his race, WHYY-FM reported. James attended officer candidate school at Fort Benning, Georgia, but the day before he was to receive his commission, he had told him he wouldn’t be made an officer and was being transferred.

It was common during World War II for Black soldiers to be denied commissions if they were to be assigned to a predominantly white unit. At the time, it was against Army regulations for white soldiers to be subordinate to Blacks. James spent the war as a corporal, serving as a typist with a quartermaster battalion supplying front-line combat units in North Africa and Italy for three years. After the war, he married and worked for the post office. He never told his children

Marion Teresa Lane, discovered his class photo from Fort Benning, WHYY said. “When I was growing up, my father never spoke of his military service because it was too painful,” said Marion Teresa Lane in a statement from the Museum of the American Revolution. “In 2001, I found a photo of his graduation from officer candidate school and he told me to throw it away because it meant nothing.” But she said, “Tenacity is my middle name,” and began working through the red tape to get her father (Cont’d on page 9)

NAACP Florida State Conference condemns CFO Patronis’ actions to an African American clemency applicant about the number of children and number of mothers of his children The NAACP Florida State Conference condemns the racially loaded questions and derogatory actions of CFO Jimmy Patronis.

FORT LAUDERDALE — The NAACP Florida State Conference condemns the conduct of Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis at a recent meeting of the State Clemency Board. CFO Patronis asked intrusive questions of an AfricanAmerican clemency applicant’s regarding the number of children and number of different mothers to the children.  CFO Patronis’s behavior emphasizes the need

for automatic rights restoration and raises grave concerns about CFO Patronis’s fitness to participate in the clemency process. “We are shocked that the State of Florida’s CFO had the audacity to ask personal questions of an African-American man that have no bearing on whether he should be able to fully participate in civic (Cont’d on page 9)

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No Choice: Florida Governor Rick Scott Denies Critical Healthcare Coverage to Those Living with HIV

After a nearly two-decade partnership, Governor Rick Scott and Florida Medicaid officials are denying renewal of an HIV care contract with AHF’s Positive Healthcare— a respected non-profit which has been providing critical health insurance coverage for people living with HIV in Florida since 1999 and forcing HIV patients to use for-profit companies that don’t currently cover their sustained medical provider. AHF says move is certain to disrupt care for a population of nearly 2,000 vulnerable Florida HIV patients.   FORT LAUDERDALE-AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the nation’s largest nonprofit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider and largest global AIDS organization, is blasting Florida Governor Rick Scott for denying critical healthcare coverage to those living with HIV/AIDS. The organization is calling out Scott in response to his and the state’s Medicaid officials failure to renew an HIV care contract with AHF’s Positive Healthcare— a respected non-profit which has been providing critical health insurance coverage for people living with HIV in Florida since 1999. AHF says the state’s move will recklessly disrupt care for a vulnerable population of nearly 2,000 Florida HIV patients.   In late April, Florida Medicaid officials announced the awarding of Medicaid contracts, worth up to $90 billion dollars, to five for-profit managed care plans, excluding several other companies, including Positive Healthcare (PHC), the only non-profit healthcare provider that offers insurance coverage for the critical, sensitive healthcare needs of those living with HIV.  As a result of the initial decision, several of the denied agencies, including PHC, filed formal protests with Florida’s Agency for Healthcare (Cont’d on page 9)

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A Proud Paper For A Proud People I also participated in Black History Month by presenting at Lauderhill City Hall Town Center, a topic on how we as African Americans can “Embrace our Past, Enrich Our Future and Empower our Future.” This was my first presentation in front of sworn officials, but it won’t be my last. This led me to learn more about what the textbooks in schools were missing, my past history through ancestors and events that occurred. It taught me to look at the strengths in their struggles and the endurance through the scuffles which didn’t break them. I try to always remind my self to never give up and try even if you don’t succeed, don’t quit - you are only defeated if you don’t try. I’ve been playing golf for two years with Fore Life. Golf is not a much diversified sport; I participated in the Junior Golf Association of Broward County Tournament last summer, I won my first championship at 3rd place, and this year I’m trying for 1st place. This is just a little snapshot of me but more to come. Thank you for taking the time to listen to me. Neil Hadley

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Fort Lauderdale native participates in world’s largest international maritim e warfare exercise maritime By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Electa Berassa, Navy Office of Community Outreach PEARL HARBOR – A 2011 Boyd H. Anderson High School graduate and Fort Lauderdale, Florida native,Petty officer Mathew Allen is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Allen is a machinery repairman aboard USS Carl Vinson, currently operating out of San Diego. As a Navy machinery repairman, he is responsible for repairing and fabricating tools for the ship. Anything that needs to be made or is broken, machinery repairmen take care of it. Allen applies the lessons he learned from Fort Lauderdale

Petty Officer 2nd Class Allen to his work in the Navy. “My parents taught me to be confident and stay true to who I am,” said Allen. “I carry myself in a respectable manner.” (Cont'd on Page 9)

Crawling Leads To Walking, BBut ut To Walk O ne M ust SStand! tand! One Must By Stacy Ladonna

Dear Mr. Henry, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share with you and to those who may find it helpful my experience as a growing boy to young adult. I’ve always liked being helpful to others and as I get older, life lessons and advice from positive people, long talks that my mother(Ms. Vita Littles) has shared with me, grooms me and I’m still learning and have lots to learn, but I understand more of what it is to be a global citizen, sharing personal time for the interest of others in hopes for a greater good for all. I have an idea of what I want to be which is a Fire Fighter, and 2015 I met Mr. Keith Martin, Fire Rescue, Lieutenant for BSO through a mentor Program Tranqul Manor. He taught me all about Careers in Fire Services and allowed me to also present with him throughout the community during his Fire Fighter Orientation which he also volunteers through his Organization, Professional Fire Fighter Association of South Florida (PFA). During the holidays I also helped him deliver Holiday Baskets to Families in need. It felt really good to see smiles on the faces of those helped; I also marched in Parades with him to bring light to the community about the various South Florida opportunities for diversity and inclusion in the fire service. One day driving home from camp, I heard radio advertisement from Commissioner Dale Holness asking for volunteers during his election in 2016. I called the office the same day and asked to volunteer. The next day the office set me up with various assignments for the campaign,and I learned how to I work the Polls, canvassing in the community and phone banking in the office. I volunteered because I read about Mr. Holness' belief in diversity and what he has done in the community and I would like to help him to do more by winning the election. I was proud when he won the election and my part in it was a good contribution. This year I’m also helping Mr. Holness with the Andrew Gillum Campaign.

Now in paperback, Medgar Evers: He Taught His Children To Crawl So We Could Stand (CreateSpace July 7, 2018) looks at moments in time — our history, racial past, even our current state of politics. It’s a riveting story, told in fittingly kid-friendly language that explores how power and superiority corrupts everyone: those new to it and those resisting its loss. In Medgar Evers: He Taught His Children To Crawl So We Could Stand — Katina Rankin teaches children that history’s mistakes can linger if we aren’t willing to stand up and tell the truth — that there will always be abuses of power, unless we jointly take a knee to prove a point, and that the arc of the universe doesn’t bend toward justice unless we’re willing to do the work even if it

includes crawling to get the pendulum of justice to swing toward honesty. Each page filled with words of its era, pictures and quotes intertwined into the conversational setting of a loving family’s

home. The storytelling provides deeper insight for children than some history books. The author supplies an in-depth analysis of civil rights through a family’s dialogue of various aspects of the movement often glossed over in classroom school text books. Medgar Evers: He Taught His Children To Crawl So We Could Stand also teaches kids now to always do what’s right. And it gives children hope teaching them justice delayed is not justice denied. Select Praise for Medgar Evers: "He Taught Our Kids To Crawl So We Could Stand": “I am awed by how Ms. Rankin transformed a complex subject matter into a story of hope, equality, and justice that will awaken the interest of students to want to know more about the life that Medgar lived.“


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Commissioner Ken Thurston is offering a Free two part Grant Writing Seminar to give those interested in growing their knowledge in grant writing the opportunity to learn techniques to acquire successful grant writing skills. ·Part One will be Introduction to Grant Writing on Thursday, July 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. · Part Two will be an Advance Grant Writing Class on Thursday, July 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. Attending Part One is not a requirement for attending Part Two. Participants can go to either session or both- the seminars will be held at the Multipurpose Rooms at City Hall, 5581 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park, Fla. Light refreshments will be served and the Seminar will be located in the Multi-Purpose Rooms. For more info call Khya at (954) 777-2040. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

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Urban League of Broward County ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, July 14 at 10 a.m., on the corner of NW Eighth and NW 27 Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be followed by a neighborhood block party featuring food, entertainment and tours! RSVP to h t t p : / / ribboncuttingbroward.eventbite.com ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

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Judah Worship Word Ministries, International church family invites the community to Jubilee on Sunday, July 15 ay 8:15 a.m., at 4441 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation, Fla. As we celebrate and show appreciation to our Senior Pastor and God’s anointed vessel, Apostle Willett L. Mitchell, senior pastor and overseer. For more info call (954) 791-2999.

Choral Music and Dance showcase on Wednesday, July 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 N.W. Ninth Ave., Pompano Beach, Fla. A music, dance and spoken word event, open to all ages. For more info call 357-7670.

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League of Women Voters of Broward Council, FL Upcoming Events: - Saturday, July 14 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Get Out the Vote Kick-Off Party at River of Grass Universalist Unitarian Church, 11850 State Rd 84 Ste. 1 Davie, Fla. - Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon – Candidate Forum & CRC Ballot Amendments at City of Lauderhill Commission Chambers, 5581 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, Fla. Voter registration/ League information table – volunteer needed. - Saturday, July 21 at 9:30 a.m. – Board Meeting, at 5101 N.W. 21st Ave., Suite 450, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. All members welcome. - Tuesday, July 24 at 10 a.m. – Coffee and Conversation, at 2040 N. Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors. Voters registration and league information table volunteer needed. - Wednesday, July 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Broward County School Board District 1 & AtLarge Candidate Forum, at Dania Beach City Hall, 100 W. Dania Beach Blvd. - Saturday, July 28 at 10 a.m. – For members or prospective members of the Speakers’ Bureau: An update on amendments on the November ballot, at the office of LWVBC office, 5101 N.W. 21 Ave., Suite 450, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION MEETING REGARDING REZONING OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 909 NW 6TH STREET AND REQUEST FOR SITE PLAN APPROVAL FOR OFFICE AND RETAIL USE IN A BUILDING WITH A HEIGHT NOT TO EXCEEED 65'

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This meeting is to get community input for zoning amendment to allow for a potentially 6 story building at NW 9th Ave & 6th Street

W.I.N.G.S Ceremony of Completion on Saturday, July 12 from 3 to 5 p.m., at the African-American Research Library and Culture Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony free and open the community. For more info call April Jeff, at (954) 440-4958. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

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Trione Family Fit Day on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Carver Ranches Resources Center, 2201 S.W. 42 Ave., West Park, Fla. Event to provide information on health, wellness and health resources. For more info call Angela Hood at (954) 297-9557. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

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SDA Olympics and Health Fair on Sunday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Joseph C. Carter Park, 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Event for family fun and to raise community awareness about wellness and health resources. For more info call Kenton O’Connor at (786) 3252999. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

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FLBPOA 2017 Teen Summit on Friday, July 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Dillard High School, 2501 N.W. 11 St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Event to provide information, build rapport and discuss issues with teens. For more info call Dwayne Blackwood at (860) 922-7845.

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African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderale, Fla. For more info call (954) 357-6210. - Crafting- Sew Crafty on Thursdays, now thur Aug. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m., for ages 6 to 12. - Music -Teen Music History Club on Mondays now thru Monday, July 30 from 5 to 6 p.m., for ages 10 and up. - Technology - Teen Tech Tuesdays now thru Tuesday, July 31 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., for ages 13 and up. - Nelson Mandela Celebration It Takes a Village on Monday, July 18 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Youth Services Program Room. - Tween Tech on Tuesday, July 31 from 3 to 4 p.m., for ages 6 and up. - Keyboarding/Touch Typing on Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for ages 10 and up. - Sound Science Storytime on Tuesday, July 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 2 and up (with caregiver). - Audio Book Club for Tweens - Fish in a Tree on Saturday, July 14, and July 21 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. For more info and to sign up call (954) 357-6209. - Can You See What I Hear? on Wednesday, July 18 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ; all ages welcome. -Friday July 20 from 7 to 9 p.m., event is for ages 21+ ticket are $40 and include food, drinks, entertainment and more visit SofloBookFest.Broward.org - Eat. Drink. Read. On Friday, July 20 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. A premier literary inspired culinary experience brought to you with the assistance of Chef Kane & the culinary students of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. The admission includes choice of 1 Book. RSVP at Eventbrite SFBF2018.Eventbrite.com - Saturday, July 21 - a Free day of authors, presentations, cooking demos and more. Call (954) 357-6282 or visit SoFloBookfest.Broward.org for details, African-American Research Library and Cultural Centert - Saturday, July 21 - Black Girl Baking Cupcake Party. Seating is limited to 50 participants so RSVP today at (954) 357-6210. - Living Your Best Financial Lfe: 8 steps to Financial Fredom on Saturday, July 21 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Volunteers interested in the Book Festival are encouraged to apply! - Save the Date: Saturday, Aug. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m.- 2028 Fort Lauderdale Story Slam. Ticket on sale. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

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Evangelist Lucious Hall and Mount Olivet SDA Church family invite the community to come to their "Summer Revival "Jesus Is The Answer" beginning Sunday, July 14Aug. 4, 2018, 7:15 p.m. nightly (except Thursday) at 649 N.W. 15 Way, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The deadline to sign up to vote by mail for the Tuesday, August 28, 2018 primary is Saturday, July 14, 2018

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* Thursday, July 12 - Homeowner Association Meeting at Lafayette Hart Park, 2851 N.W. Eight Rd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,from 7 to 9 p.m., for all ages. Free community business. For more info call the park at (954) 357-8700. The park is accessible from BCT Routes #11 and #40. * Monday, July 16 - Homeowner Association Meeting at Franklin Park, 2501 Franklin Dr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from 6:30 to 8 p.m., for all ages. Free community business. For more info call the park at (954) 3577080. The park is accessible from BCT Routes #11 and #36, and #40. * Monday, July 16 - Homeowner Association Meeting/ Neighborhood Enhancement Council at Boulevard Gardens Community Center, 313 N.W. 28 Terr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from 7 to 9 p.m. Free community business. For more info call the park at (954) 357-6867. The park is accessible from BCT Routes #9 #22, and #40 and #81. * Thursday, July 19 - Community Meeting, at Roosevelt Gardens Park, 2841 N.W. 11 St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free community business. For more info call (954) 357-8700. This park is accessible from BCT Routes #11 #36 and #40. * Friday, July 20 - Summer Social from 7 to 10 p.m., at Tree Tops Park, 3900 S.W. 10 Ave., Davie, Davie, Fla. Free This free dance is for adults 18 and up with development disabilities with refreshments. Reervations are required. For more info and to make reservation call (954) 357-8170. This park is accessible from Davie Green CB. * Tuesdays - Family Night with Food Trucks from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Plantation Heritage Park, 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane, Plantation, Fla. For all ages. Free approximately 20 food trucks selling a variety of cuisines, including vegetarian and novelty options. Activities for children vary each event date, a movie night on the second Tuesday of each month, For more info contact the park at (954) 357-5135. This park is accessible from BCT Route #30. * Thursdays - Senior Program, from 10 a.m. to noon at Rev. Samuel Delevoe Park, 2520 N.W. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Free seniors can participate in various activities including field trips, socializing, special events, listening to speakers, and more. Registration is required. For more info call the park at (954) 357-8801. This is park is accessible from BCT Route #40. * Mondays through Fridays - Summer Recreation Program, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Free, with parents or guardian permission. - Roosevelt Gardens Park, for ages 6 to 17. For more info call (954) 357-8700. This park is accessible from BCT Route #11, #36 and #40. - Boulevard Gardens Community Center, for ages 6 to 10. For more info call (954) 3576867. This park is accessible from BCT Route #9, #22, #40 and #81. - Lafayette Hart Park, for ages 6 to 17. For more info call (954) 357-8700. This park is accessible from BCT Route #11 and #40 - Rev. Samuel Delevoe Park, for ages 6 to 17. For more info call (954) 357-8801. This park is accessible from BCT Route #40 - Franklin Park, for ages 6 to 17. For more info call (954) 3577080. This park is accessible from BCT Route #11, #36 and #40. - Sunview Park, for ages 13 to 17. For more info call (954) 357-6520.This park is accessible from BCT Route #18. #30 and #441 Breeze.

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- Conversations with Mayor Wayne M. Messam on Wednesday, July 11 from 6 to 8 p.m., at 6320 Miramar Pkwy., Miramar, Fla. For more info call (954) 602-3198. - Haiti Too Rich To Be Poor Identity through Thrusday, July 12 at Miramar Cultural Center Ansin Art Gallery, 2400 Civic Center Placa. - Kids Day on Saturday, July 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 19th Street Park, S.W. 19 St., - World Cup Watch Party on Sunday, July 15 at 9 a.m., at Ansin Sports Complex, 10801 Miramar Blvd., Miramar, Fla. - Beach Volleyball on Saturday, July 21 from 7 to 9 p.m., at Forzano Park, 2001 S. Douglas Rd. - Wellness before Sickness Free Community Health Fair on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Shirley Brance Park, 6900 Miramar Pkwy., Miramar, Fla. Free Back-toSchool Backpack,Vision testing, Dental Screening, Blood Pressure Check, BMI Screening - Family Outing on Saturday, July 28 from 11 to 1 p.m., at Sawyer Park, Venetian St. & Island Dr. - Summer Aviation Academy inMiramar on Tuesday, July 24 from 9 a.m. to noon at Miramar City Hall, 2300 Civic Center Pl., Miramar, Fla. - Free Exclusive Information Technology Cyber Security Bootcamp for Miramararea High School StudentsLunch included on Monday, July 30 thru Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Tec-Launch at Florida Vocation Institute, 3520 Enterprise Way, Miramar, Fla. For more info call (954) 602-3198 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

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· Softball at Mill Pond Park Senior-Softball seeks guys and gals over age 50 for its games at the Fort Lauderdale complex. The action on the diamond takes place Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Bring a glove. For more details, call Karl at (954) 4838978. ·Race Walking – South Florida Racewalkers seek those of all ages and skill levels in Broward and Palm Beach counties who would like to get involved in the sports. The activity takes place from 6 to 7 p.m., on Tuesdays at Plantation Central Park. The club routinely puts on state, national and international racewalkers. For further details, call Dan Koch at (954) 242-9056. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

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The Heart Gallery of Broward County, a respected notfor-profit committed to finding loving families for the hardest to place foster children, is seeking luggage donations as part of its Luggage of Hope initiative. The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale will accept donations of new duffle bags, cosmetic cases or carry-on luggage between Thursday, June 21 and Saturday, July 21 during regular mall hours. For more info call (954) 918-3008.

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Pulling back the curtain on the GOP’s tax plan to kill Medicare and Social Security By Congressman Alcee L. Hastings On December 22, 2017, President Donald John Trump and Congressional Republicans abandoned Social Security and Medicare and all those who rely on these critically important programs. It was on that day that President Trump signed into law H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This law is a GOP Tax Scam for the rich, plain, and simple. Democrats knew this scam would give an unprecedented tax break to corporations and the wealthiest people in our country. We knew that it would increase taxes for working poor Americans and the middle class, while weakening healthcare protections for those with preexisting conditions. We knew it would add more than $2 trillion to the national debt, and that the effects of these changes would reverberate throughout our country for years to come. That is why I voted against this reckless tax scam orchestrated by the GOP. What was less clear at the time was how quickly this scam would lead Medicare and Social Security to insolvency. As it stands today, Medicare will run dry in just eight short years. Social Security will wither away shortly after that, in 2034. The trust funds millions of Americans have been payFOUNDED IN 1971

ing into their entire working lives will no longer exist, and they will never get their money back – a crisis needlessly made worse by the GOP Tax Scam. Following in the footsteps of past failed economic policies, the Republican tax cuts are a blatant attempt to obliterate our social safety net. Gutting Medicare and Social Security were President Trump’s and Speaker Ryan’s plan from the very start. Speaker Ryan has described Social Security and Medicare as “where the problem lies.” Here, we have a fundamental disagreement. For Speaker Ryan, protections that ensure seniors and disabled Americans get the vital medical care they need without the threat of bankruptcy is “the problem.” For me, these protections, and the many others that make up our social safety net, are significant parts of what make our country great. Indeed, the Republican approach to Medicare and Social Security has, so far, been two-fold: On the one hand, you have President Trump’s willful neglect in his unwillingness to prioritize these important programs and, on the other hand, you have the Republican Leadership in Congress showing nothing but disdain and active efforts to undermine our country’s safety net. Their recipe for doing so is as transpa-

rent as it is heartless: Step one, pass the GOP Tax Scam that rewards major corporations and special interests, while also ballooning our national debt. Step two, use this self-inflicted wound of an exploding debt to call for cuts to essential benefits that hardworking Americans have earned and rely upon. These earned benefits are vital for Florida and our country. They provide life-saving care for the disabled, the elderly, and one out of every ten veteran. Medicare Part A covers hospital care, skilled nursing facility care, home health care, and hospice care for over 50 million elderly citizens, the disabled, and our veterans. Social Security ensures that over 50 million workers do not need to retire in poverty, and for two-thirds of retirees, it makes up over half their income. It also boosts the economy by supporting 9 million jobs and $1.4 trillion in economic activity. Without these programs, the working class will spend retirement in crisis. We must ensure that Medicare and Social Security are not only brought back from the brink, but that

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The 2018 return of Uncle Tom By Lucius Gantt Uncle Tom is the title character of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The term “Uncle Tom” is also used as a derogatory epithet for an exceedingly subservient person, particularly when that person is aware of their own lower-class status based on race. In addition to being in the novel, in 2018, Uncle Tom has also come to life in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)! The Supreme Court has always been somewhat important but today the court’s impact on the lives of men, women, Blacks, Hispanics and other people of color and varied faiths can be monumental! Major news reporters love to describe justices on SCOTUS as liberals or conservatives. However, in 2018 reality, Uncle Tom runs that sheet! Tom’s name is now Clarence Thomas. (Read full story at www.thewestsidegazette.com)

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By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., (President and CEO, NNPA) Amid the rush to comprehend the ramifications of a full-scale international trade war initiated by the errant and backward tariff policies of the Trump Administration, there are results of the tariffs that need to be challenged by Black America. The financial sustainability of the Black Press of America is now facing a catastrophic and a possible deadly impact, because of these new tariffs. The current dispute over the rising costs of the paper product termed “newsprint,” because of tariffs on Canadian newsprint threatens the future of member publishers of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and could further isolate and disenfranchise African American businesses and communities in cities and towns across the United States. Import duties the U.S. Commerce Department is now applying to Canadian-made newsprint is already increasing costs enough to prompt layoffs and scaled-back news coverage by some of the nation’s major dailies and weekly publications. If these tariffs remain in place, scores of newspapers with smaller circulations, notably those that serve African American communities, could be forced to cease publishing a print edition or close altogether. During the past 191 years, the Black Press has survived, endured and overcome past firebombing and improvised explosive attacks, as well as other deadly manifestations of racial violence. The newsprint tariffs appear to have been put in place by the Trump Administration after being encouraged by the interests of a single paper mill in Washington State called NORPAC. NORPAC argues that Canadian government policies give Canadian paper producers an unfair advantage in the U.S. market. NORPAC says the added duties, or tariffs, at the border are protecting it. NORPAC can fight for its self-interest but the U.S. government has an obligation to consider the impact the tariffs are having on the nation as a whole, and in particular the impact on African American owned newspapers and businesses. We forthrightly oppose the Trump tariffs on newsprint and demand an

end to the disastrous trade policies that are hurting our businesses and communities. Given that newsprint and labor account for most of the cost of running a newspaper, it is easy to see how jacking up the price of newsprint by more than 30 percent could spell the difference between these publications eking out a modest profit or going out of business. Around 2,000 newspapers have closed or morphed into something else in the last 15 years. The NNPA is proud that its 215 member-publications are moving forward even in the face of these new contrived dangers and obstacles in the marketplace. Our newspapers enliven and inform the debate within African American and other communities that we serve and help to empower with news, information, and the reaffirmation of the vitality of Black cultural genius and excellence in all fields of endeavor. Our printed editions are especially important in communities where people are less likely to be able to afford or take full advantage of broadband Internet access. However useful today’s technological innovations are in sharing information, for many people, there is no substitute or affordable alternative to the local weekly newspaper of, by, and for the African-American community. Our newspapers are the lifeblood for our communities. The tariffs threaten more than local newspapers. Newsprint is used for promotional materials by retailers and civic groups. It is used by book publishers and printers. Often these are small businesses serving local communities. If newsprint goes up in price, printers will get fewer contracts and have fewer customers. Ironically, the tariffs NORPAC wants in place will actually threaten paper producers and a range of related business. A coalition of these businesses, the STOPP Alliance, estimates some 650,000 jobs could be at risk—all to help one company that has no allies or supporters within the U.S. paper industry. Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. is the President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) based in Washington, D.C. Dr. Chavis can be contacted at dr.bchavis@nnpa.org. Follow Dr. Chavis on Twitter @DrBenChavis.

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) When Dr. Ben Carson was named Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), many housing and civil rights advocates wondered how a world-renowned neurosurgeon would direct the future of housing in America. By his own admission, he arrived at HUD with no governmental experience or active interest in housing’s history either. (Read full story at www.thewestsidegazette.com)

Trump officials working to roll back (Read full story at www.thewestsidegazette.com) affirmative action Immigration v. policies Incarceration? Lock ‘em By Roger Caldwell As Trump’s adminup usually wins istration works to reBy Sean Pittman In a competition between immigration and incarceration, it isn’t really much of a contest. Incarceration in America significantly tips the scales. For those who believe the Trump administration’s family separation immigration policy is an un-American aberration, think again. Putting people behind bars is deeply rooted in the American way. The United States already is the world’s largest jailer with 2.3 million persons in prison or jails. That’s almost four times the number of people incarcerated in the Russian Federation. Our country, as great and beloved as it is, has a history of putting people behind bars. Black Americans have endured incarceration in the form of slavery going back to our nation’s birth, and it didn’t end there. (Read full story at www.thewestsidegazette.com)

verse all of Obama’s policies and programs, it should come as no surprise that his team is trying to repeal Affirmative Action. According to Wikipedia, Affirmative Action is the policy of a country protecting members of groups that have suffered from discrimination. Since a Black man (Barack Obama) was elected president, many Americans think that discrimination no longer exists in this country. Everywhere you look around the country, Blacks and people of color are in position of authority, and many Whites believe they are now being discriminated against. “The whole issue of using race in education is being looked at with a new eye in light of the fact that it’s not just White students being discriminated against, but Asians and others as well,” said Roger Clegg, president and general counsel of the conservative Center for Equal Opportunity. “As demographics of the country change, it becomes more and more problematic.” (Read full story at www.thewestsidegazette.com)

Blacks are empowered by unification, not Shame, Shame, Shame integration By Kevin Palmer Evans

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Because the African American mind has been whitewashed there is no desire to unify and rise from the bottom. John Henrik Clarke said, “To control a people you must first control what they think about themselves and how they regard their history and culture. And when your conqueror makes you ashamed of your culture and your history, he needs no prison walls and no chains to hold you.”

There was a reason Ku Klux Klan members wore hoods that hid their faces. Anonymity allows people to act upon their worst instincts without having to suffer the consequences. Southern bigots acted out their racial hatred as night riders and resumed their roles as responsible doctors, policemen, judges and other model citizens the next day because no one knew who was behind the masks.

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The Time is Now! (Cont'd from FP) top congressional lawmakers about this issue. As a result of Rev. Jackson’s targeted efforts, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) recently introduced a bill to amend section 249 of title 18 in the United States Code, specifying lynching as a hate crime act. After Rep. Rush introduced his bill, the three African American lawmakers in the U.S. Senate followed suit by drafting bipartisan legislation to classify lynching as a hate crime that would carry a more serious sentence for the act. The three African American senators—Cory Booker (DN.J.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.)— drafted the “Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018,” which defines the act of lynching as “the willful act of murder by a collection of people assembled with the intention of committing an act of violence upon any person.” “It’s a travesty that despite repeated attempts to do so, Congress still hasn’t put anti-lynching legislation on the books,” Sen. Booker said in a statement regarding the legislation. “This bill will right historical wrongs by acknowledging our country’s stained past and codifying into law our commitment to abolishing this shameful practice.” Although lynching has been a terrible and traumatic act that has ruined the lives of many Black families for decades, the U.S. has never passed any form of federal anti-lynching legislation since its inception. The Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018 highlights the fact that several attempts to pass federal anti-lynching legislation failed to gain support from the U.S. Senate even though seven sitting U.S. Presidents pushed to have the legislation passed. “Lynching is a dark, despicable part of our history, and we must acknowledge that, lest we repeat it,” Sen. Harris said in her statement supporting the need for the bill. “From 1882 to 1968 there have been 200 attempts that have failed to get Congress to pass federal antilynching legislation; it’s time for that to change.” The Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018 also points to statistics taken from research compiled by Tuskegee University that reveals more than 4,700 people were lynched between the years 1882 and 1968. The bill also states that about 75 percent of the lynching victims were Black and nearly 99 percent of all perpetrators of lynching escaped from punishment by state or local officials. “This measure is certainly well past due, and I am glad to be able to join in efforts that will underscore the severity of this crime,” Sen. Scott said in his statement highlighting the need for the legislation. “This piece of legislation sends a message that together, as a nation, we condemn the actions of those that try to divide us with violence and hate.” Congressional lawmakers have known this to be an issue for decades, and in 2005, the U.S. Senate even brought a re-

solution to the Senate floor, where they sought to apologize for never approving any federal anti-lynching legislation in the history of the country. Sadly, only 80 out of the 100 senators showed up for that vote, which eventually passed on a voice vote only. Lynching has been at the forefront of many discussions in this country for decades. Back in April of this year, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened up the nation’s first memorial to the public in Montgomery, Alabama, dedicated to the legacy of enslaved Black people, and as a constant reminder to America about the countless number of people who were terrorized by the horrific act of lynching. Going back even further, the issue of lynching was heavily highlighted by publisher and journalist Ida B. Wells. She led an anti-lynching crusade in the U.S., using her platform of journalism to address the issue of lynching after many Black people, including several of her close friends, were brutally lynched. In a speech delivered in Chicago in January 1900 entitled “Lynch Law in America,” Wells spoke to the issue of lynching and described the challenges of having a lack of accountability for these brutal and despicable acts of domestic terrorism. “Our country’s national crime is lynching,” Wells began her speech by saying. She continued, saying, “It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob. It represents the cool, calculating deliberation of intelligent people who openly avow that there is an “unwritten law” that justifies them in putting human beings to death without complaint under oath, without trial by jury, without opportunity to make defense, and without right of appeal…It is considered a sufficient excuse and reasonable justification to put a prisoner to death under this “unwritten law” for the frequently repeated charge that these lynching horrors are necessary…And the world has accepted this theory without let or hindrance.” Pushing for federal antilynching legislation also became a primary focus for the NAACP over time. The NAACP gathered tons of statistics about lynching in the country, and released a chilling report entitled “Thirty Years of Lynching in the United States, 1889–1919” which gave the organization leverage to push for federal legislation. To date, however, no federal legislation has passed. Rev. Jackson is still pushing to change that. He believes that having elected officials in Congress who see this as important is significant as well, which is why Rev. Jackson is supportive of the NNPA’s efforts to register 5 million new, Black voters before the November midterm elections. “We will not stop until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream,” said Rev. Jackson. “We must Keep Hope Alive!”


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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!”

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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".

Victory Baptist Church Independent Pastor Keith Cunningham

Mount Calvary Baptist Church 800 N.W. 8th Avenue Pompano Beach, Florida 33060 Church Telephone: (954) 943-2422 Church Fax: (954) 943-2186 E-mail Address: Mtcalvarypompano@bellsouth.net SCHEDULE OF SERVICES SUNDAY

New Member Orientation ........................... 9:30 a.m. Sunday School ................................................ 9:30 a.m. Worship Service ........................................ 11:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY Prayer Meeting ............................................... 6:00 p.m. Bible Study ..................................................... 7:00 p.m.

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

SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES Worship Service ................................................................................... 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#

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

Dr. James B. Darling, Jr., Pastor/Teacher WORSHIP SERVICES Worship Service ............................................................................................................ 10:15 a.m. Sunday School ................................................................................................................ 9:00 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”

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.

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2241 Davie Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 Church Telephone: (954) 284-9413 Visit: www.victoryweb.org Sunday School ...................................................................................... 9:45 a.m. Worship Service Sunday Morning……………………… ................................. 11:00 a.m. SundayEvenn igServc ie………………………………………. ......................................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study & Prayer…………………. ..................... 7:00 p.m. Saturday Morning Soul Winning/Visitation………………… .................... 10:00 a.m. Men’s Fellowship (Every 2nd & last Tuesdays)……………………… ............. 6:00 p.m. Ladies Fellowship (the last Saturday of each month)…………………………. 5:00 p.m. Youth Fellowship (Every Friday)…………………………. ................................... 6:30 p.m. Discover GOD Let Us Help You Find The Way To Jesus Christ

Dorothy Cotton, civil rights pioneer, dies at age 88 She was a top official at Southern Christian Leadership Conference ATLANTA — Dorothy Cotton, who worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., taught nonviolence to demonstrators before marches and sometimes calmed tensions by singing church hymns, has died. She was 88. Cotton died Sunday afternoon at the Kendal at Ithaca retirement community in New York, said Jared Harrison, a close friend who was at her bedside. Harrison said she had battled illnesses recently but didn’t specify a cause of death. Cotton was among a small number of women in leadership positions at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference during the civil rights era, and she led the Atlanta-based civil rights group’s Citizenship Education Program. Cotton remained active in civil rights and education after King’s death, later serving as an administrator at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. During a commemoration of King’s death in 1993, Cotton said that people need to take responsibility for carrying on the mission of racial equality. “Rosa Parks didn’t wait to see what everybody else was doing. She just did it,” Cotton said of the woman who in-

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GUADALUPE Funeral services for the late Angel Guadalupe, Sr. – 60 held July 7 at Eglise Baptiste Emmaus with pastor Henock Joseph officiating. Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens (Central).

HARDEN Funeral services for the late Nathaniel Harden - 85 were held July 7 at Greater Faith Temple CCHL with Elder Harden officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens.

JACKSON Funeral services for the late Conchita Denise MerrittJackson - 50 were held July 7 at Mission Revival Center with Pastor Dennis Wallace officiating. LEACOCK Funeral services for the late Jessie Susan Leacock – 47 were held July 6 at Cathedral Church of God with Bishop Patrick L. Kelly officiating. Interment: Pineview Cemetery. STEEL Funeral services for the late Ollie Rea Steel – 78. WALKER Funeral services for the late Mary Elizabeth Walker - 67 were held July 7 at James C. Boyd’s Memoria Chapel with Rev. James “Crunch” Melton officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens. WALLACE Funeral services for the late Thessalonians Wallace - 74 were held July 7 at Greater Mount Zion A.M.E. Church with Pastor Conrad Jenkins officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens. WILCOX Funeral services for the late Carl Lewis Wilcox – 64 were held July 7 at Mount Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor George Rich officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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COTTON spired the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycotts by refusing to give her seat to a white man. “We should ask ourselves what we’re doing. It starts with ourselves, our families and our churches.” Cotton was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina. She and her three sisters were raised by her father after her mother died when she was very young, according to Cotton’s online biography at the Dorothy Cotton Institute. She attended Shaw University in Raleigh before earning a bachelor’s degree in English and library science at Virginia State College in 1955. She earned a master’s degree in speech therapy from Boston University in 1960. A small private burial and larger public memorial were being planned in Ithaca but details hadn’t been finalized.

We the Family of the late Clarence Bonner Jr., would like to take this opportunity to thank all our friends, neighbors and co-workers who gave love and support to us in our time of need. Our Hearts are so full of love and gratitude to all of you. Your prayers, words of consolations, flowers and many acts, both seen, and unseen have sustained us. May God continue to Bless and keep each one of you. Respectfully submitted, The Family of the late Clarence Bonner, Jr.

You, O Lord, With My Whole Heart; I Will Tell Of All Your Marvelous Works. Psalm 9:1

KNOX Funeral services for the late Willie Frank Knox - 66 were held July 6 at The Point 317 with Kevin Mitchell officiating. SPEIGHT Funeral services for the late Derrell E. Speight were held July 3 at McWhite’s Funeral Home Chapel with Min. Timothy Jackson officiating. TOLBERT Funeral services for the late Captain Arnold “AJ” Tolbert – 64 were held July 6. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Roy Mizell & Kurtz Funeral Home GARNER Funeral services for the late Raymond “Ray” Vincent Garner, Jr. - 44 were held July 7 at New Mount Olive Baptist Church with Ernest King officiating. JACKSON Funeral services for the late Jennie D. Jackson – 90 were held July 7 at Roy Mizell & Kurtz Worship Center with Dr. James B. Darling, Jr. officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens. LAFAVORS Funeral services for the late E l l a r e e McFadden LaFavors – 73 were held July 7 at The Universal Christian Church of Christ, In with Elder James LaFavors officiating. Interment” Sunset Memorial Gardens. MOULTRY Funeral services for the late Veronica “Ronnie Moultry – 56 were held July 7 at Roy Mizell & Kurtz Worship Center with Dr. James B. Darling, Jr. officiating. Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens – Central.

Retired Deputy Sharon Hawes passed away on Monday July 2, 2018. Hawes served with the Broward Sheriffs Office beginning her career on July 30, 1973 and retired October 31, 1997. Before her retirement with the agency, she served in several law enforcement departments such as Mass Transit, Narcotics Organized Crime Unit and the Airport. Sharon M. Hawes, who authored Inside/Out, was born in Orange, New Jersey and raised in Newark. She attended Roseville Ave Elementary, Dayton Street Middle and Southside High School from which she graduated in 1965. The fourth of eight children, she left her hometown in 1968 and moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and became a deputy. Hawes, the mother of two, retired at the age of 50 and still resided in the State of Florida upon her death.

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Deal for Black America.” The Blueprint is Project 21’s 57-point plan for ensuring Blacks have a fair chance at the American dream. ”Today’s voter suppression doesn’t come from men wearing hoods. It comes through voter dilution due to phony voters on the rolls convicts, illegals and ghosts,” said Project 21 CoChairman Horace Cooper, a former professor of constitutional law and senior counsel to congressional leadership. “The effect is the same - bona fide Black citizens have their votes cancelled or drowned out.” Blacks are more likely to be victims of voter fraud than other Americans, the group says. WASHINGTON, D.C. -Although poll taxes and literacy tests have been illegal for many decades, blacks are still being denied their rights to fully participate in elections today, according to the Black lead-

ership network Project 21. While the techniques used now to restrict the black vote are more subtle and sophisticated, Project 21 says, the end result is the same: Blacks aren’t being given an equal voice in elections.

To ensure that every black citizen has an equal voice in selecting elected officials at all levels of government, as intended by the 1963 Voting Rights Act, Project 21 recommends specific voting reforms in its “Blueprint for a Better

NAACP ACT-SO celebrates 40th anniversary and opens convention week BALTIMORE – This year the NAACP’s ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technical and Scientific Olympics) celebrates 40 years. Many of today’s notable African Americans are ACTSO alum, including: Blackish star Anthony Anderson, R&B songstresses Lauryn Hill, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys; American Actress and Facebook’s Red Table Talk host, Jada Pinkett-Smith; and Emmy Nominated American Actor Cornelius Smith Jr. just to name a few. ACT-SO is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African American high school students. With over 32 competitions in STEM, humanities, bus-

iness and performing arts, the most anticipated moment of the year centers around the finals competition and awards ceremony happening in San Antonio at the 109th National Convention July 12–15. Over 700 of the nation’s top students

will compete for a chance to win Apple iPads and NAACP ACTSO scholarships during the 40th annual competition themed ACT-SO: Discover. Believe. Manifest. (Read full story at: www.thewestsidegazette.com)

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Jamaican reggae singer Beres Hammond and his band raised the roof at the Au Rene Theater at the Broward Performing Arts Center. This celebrated artist has been honored with “The Order Of Jamaica”for his “exceptional and dedicated contribution to the Jamaican music industry.” “The Order of Jamaica” is Jamaica’s fifth highest honor. Given how he and his band brought the theater down, we know why he earned that praise. The crowd was a mixture of island gumbo. People from Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago and and all parts of the Caribbean combined. The show opened by featuring the multitalented D.J. “Inferno”, who set the party off to an incendiary flame with his eclectic mix of reggae selections! This set the crowd off to romance dancing in the aisles. The backup band picked up the groove from where D.J. “In-

Whitney Houston: Questions Answered By Novice Johnson When Whitney Houston passed away, the world lost a voice, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a cousin and a friend. Whitney Houston was many things to many people. She had a family life, a record company life, a concert tour life, a modeling career life, and a family life, a family that was bigger than we probably ever knew. We had so many questions when she died and now in steps Director Kevin MacDonald, Miramax, and Roadside Attractions to help answer our questions. The new feature film WHITNEY is told in real words and actual footage of many of the people in her life who had major roles in her development, her personal life and her professional life. Their comments are uncensored and uncut. They tell the story as they knew it, as

they knew her. You hear from her mother Cissy Houston, her ex-husband Bobby Brown, her daughter Bobbi Kristina and her brothers, to name a few. You see Whitney evolve from a young girl in the church choir to a major record deal, to major awards to movie deals and a decline that we never wanted to

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much time as you want without worrying about the parking meter. The taxi travels from Pompano to Hallandale and all points in between. Take advantage of the all the stops. This includes Hollywood’s “Margaritaville” or hop off at Bahia Mar, Beach Place or Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and venture to the sandy shores of Fort Lauderdale Beach. Each of the tour boats is covered so the occasional South Florida shower

will not be an inconvenience. This is a wittily narrated tour. All the tour guides are very knowledgeable about the area and its history. They will keep you entertained with charming stories about the lore and history of South Florida. You will likely be surprised by what you did not know. All the while enjoying our subtropical landscape. Best part you get to spend the night in your own bed. What a Day!!

FTC Cutler Bay Expands its Offerings with Three New Programs in High Demand Industries service and repairs in heating, refrigeration and air conditioning systems. The program also incorporates a computer component, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), which is usually not offered in any other HVAC programs. Earlier this year, Florida Technical College expanded its capabilities by merging with National University College (NUC), which had been until now a sister institution owned by the same parent company. Headquartered in Puerto Rico, NUC also brought four other colleges under its tent. These are: The Digital Animation & Visual Effects (DAVE) Schoo l and Lasalle By Jeannette Rivera-Lyles Strategically-driven, smart growth are the principles guiding Florida Technical College in 2018 as it continues to expand its offerings by adding programs in industries with high demand for workers. FTC Cutler Bay is the latest of FTC’s six campuses to add to its offering with bachelor’s degrees in Allied Health Care Management and in Business-Entrepreneurship, Management, and Marketing available via hybrid and online delivery methods at the Cutler Bay campus. Also added, HVAC/R with PLC diploma program. Registration is now open for all three. A report by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity states that demand for healthcare workers will grow almost 19 percent between now and 2025. Demand for trained construction workers in different areas of the industry is expected to grow an average of 15 percent during the same period. The same report shows demand for business-related occupations is expected to rise by 13 percent. “These new programs will enrich the educational experience offered to our Cutler Bay students,” said Mariel Gutierrez, Executive Director of Cutler Bay campus. “We are intentionally and purposely focused on preparing students for industries that are generating jobs and mov-

ing the economy, locally and statewide.” The bachelor’s in Allied Health Care Management requires a diploma as a medical assistant technician, or an associate degree as a medical assistant from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The HVAC/R with PLC diploma program is 17-months long and requires a high school diploma. Students who enroll in the Allied Health Care Management program will take courses geared to provide administrative management skills applicable within health service organizations, procedural medical coding with information technology, as well as basic clinical and lab procedures. The program is taught as a hybrid, with part of the curriculum taught on campus and some courses delivered online (hybrid mode). In addition to Cutler Bay, another four FTC campuses currently offer this program: Deland, Lakeland, Orlando and Pembroke Pines. The bachelor’s degree in Business-Entrepreneurship, Management and Marketing is designed to prepare entrepreneurs, managers and marketing professionals. With the addition of Cutler Bay, the program is now available in all FTC campuses via hybrid and online delivery methods. Students in the HVAC/R with PLC diploma program are trained to perform installation tasks,

Com-puter Learning Center, in Florida, as well as In-stituto de Banca y Comercio and Ponce Par-amedical College, in the island. The merger gives FTC access to a broader pool of academic talent and resources for the benefit of its students. “Our growth has been strategically thought out to make the best use of our resources, talent bank and community partnerships for a model of educational excellence,”said Dr. James Michael Burkett, president of FTC, Dave School and LaSalle. “We are delivering high-quality edu-cation that is flexible and accessible to students with a busy life and families to care for.” Further, and at a time when the Puerto Rican population has had an unprecedented growth in the state posthurricane Maria, FTC is offering a Spanish language Baking and Pasteleria program at its Kissimmee campus. Accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF), the largest and most im-portant professional organization of chefs and cooks in the nation, the 13month long program is now in its third edition and has been tre-mendously successful. For additional information about FTC programs offerings call (786) 405-1100 visit www.ftccollege.edu.

see. This film makes you feel like you were there in some of the most important times of her lifethe good and the bad. You hear all of your favorite Whitney songs, and you see background and back stage things you might have wondered about, and now you have your answers on the big screen. Whitney’s life was filled with highs and lows and many believe her life ended on a low. However, we can all agree that she left us a gift of her music and that gift is “the greatest love of all.” If you want to see WHITNEY up close and personal, go see this film. Broward locations include: Sawgrass 23, Paradise 24 Davie, The Classic Gateway Theatre Fort Lauderdale, Cypress Creek Station 16 Fort Lauderdale, Oakwood 18 Hollywood, Pompano Beach 18.

The Unsung And Unseen Heroes Of Public Safety

Water Taxi In addition to year-round great weather, South Florida is replete with wonderful scenery. Another example can be found on the lush intercoastal waterways. The Water Taxi boat tour of our Intercoastal is a picturesque way to enjoy the scenery. This intimate tour of the area is atruly phenomenal tour. On the cruise you get a splendid view of downtown Fort Lauderdale Las Olas skyline. We are truly fortunate to have this luscious backdrop just a short drive from home. Departure is from the Galleria mall located in Fort Lauderdale this gives you free parking. You can spend as

HAMMOND ferno” laid down the foundation. I don’t think people stopped dancing all night. To Beress’s credit he gave each member of the backup band a chance to solo. This was best illustrated by the backup singers! Then Beres closed the show out with his hit “Lover’s Rock Rhythm”. The harmony from the band and the audience could not be missed. It will overflow to his upcoming Beres Hammond “Love and Harmony Cruise” July 15 - July 22 to Montego Bay Jamaica. “Bon Voyage!”

By Sheriff Scott Israel Earlier this year, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Regional Communications Division was selected by the Florida Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO), the world’s oldest and largest not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to the enhancement of public safety communications, as their 2018 Team of the Year. The team was selected for the hard work, professionalism and dedication they displayed during the shooting at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport on January 6, 2017 where they deftly managed 135 calls from panicked citizens, witnesses, airport employees, family members and victims that flooded the regional 911 system during the chaotic moments of the shooting. Operators provided anxious callers with guidance, comfort and empathy. Simultaneously, hundreds of officers and other first responders were deployed countywide to assist with the event from approximately 31 municipalities in Broward County. Off-duty Regional Communications Division staff promptly responded to assist during the incident. The honor reaffirmed what I have known since we launched Broward County’s consolidated dispatch system in October 2014: it is not only working—but it is exceeding expectations and providing some of the best 911 service in the country. Residents and visitors alike are receiving more efficient and effective responses since we merged eight public safety answering points (PSAPs), and 29 cities transitioned into just three regional PSAPs located in Coconut Creek, Sunrise and Pembroke Pines. These three regional sites now operate under common call taking and dispatch protocols and common technology platforms. The effort was a gigantic undertaking but has proven to be a vast improvement over the previous fragmented system. Each day, our call takers handle roughly 7,500 calls— that’s a staggering 2.5 million calls a year. But they handle the load with professionalism and unmatched dedication. Today, we are more efficient and effective. Under the

old system, emergency responses were often hindered and people’s lives put at risk because calls would be directed to the wrong answering center and would need to be transferred. The new system has virtually eliminated the need to transfer calls. Creation of the regional system also streamlined and reduced staffing levels by more than 100 employees. And we increased accountability for staff through transparency and a countywide ticket tracking system to track concerns, complaints and trends. As a result, total call processing times were reduced by approximately 30 seconds, and the vast majority of 911 emergency calls are now answered in 10 seconds or less. In fact, a recent study shows we produce some of the quickest answering times and exhibit one of the best performance levels of any large 911 center in the nation. This, of course, would not be possible without the dedicated 911 operators and dispatchers. They truly are the unsung and unseen heroes of the agency, tirelessly navigating stressful and chaotic circumstances to serve as the critical link and vital life-line between our community and emergency services. These workers undergo months of intensive training to learn the ins and outs of public safety. I’ve long known their importance and value to public safety, and I’m glad they are finally receiving the outside recognition they earned and very much deserve.


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Police Killing of Antwon Rose (Cont'd from FP) Officer Michael Rosfeld will face charges of criminal homicide, what has unfolded in the hills of western Pennsylvania’s steel country is a rare response to the killing of an unarmed black male, despite longstanding tensions in the area between police and the scattered Black community. Residents are guardedly optimistic the case could result in an even rarer conviction. “It’s a different political climate, a different energy with the people who are coming out,� said Brandi Fisher, an activist who started the Alliance for Police Accountability in 2010. “This was a cold-blooded murder, and it’s the first for this generation in our city to have witnessed.� For nearly two weeks, and despite a heavy media focus on immigration at the Mexican border, protesters have turned national attention to Pittsburgh without big names like the Rev. Al Sharpton or lawyer Ben Crump, and demonstrators have been largely local and diverse. Unlike Ferguson, Missouri; Baltimore; Cleveland and other places where similar cases have caused outcry, Allegheny County is 81 percent white and

13 percent Black. The Black unemployment and poverty rates are triple that of whites. And the mountain-and-valley terrain that separates communities that are quite close as the crow flies can also prevent coalescence. It all creates a climate that has failed and exhausted the area’s Black community, organizer Tresa Murphy said. “We live in a city that has systematically oppressed us since our grandparents got here,� said Murphy, 24. In talking about Rose’s killing in East Pittsburgh, several miles outside Pittsburgh, residents frequently reference the region’s systemic inequities, particularly in segregation and policing. The small borough of about 1,800 residents is 60 percent Black, but its eight-member police force is predominantly white. Pittsburgh’s police department was the first subjected to a federal consent decree in 1997 after a Department of Justice investigation found a pattern of excessive force and other shortcomings. Residents recalled that the era angered many in the Black community, but action was less common. They point to more muted protests after the 1995 death of Jonny Gammage, a

Construction Notice For HCA Davie Hospital and Medical Center Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors, is currently seeking bids from qualified subcontractors and suppliers for the HCA Davie Hospital located in Davie, Florida. The project will consist of: 1. Hospital: 4 stories, 298,754 square feet 2. Central Energy Plant: 2 stories, 12,947 square feet 3. Medical Office Center: 4 stories, 100,076 square feet. Core and Shell only 4. Parking Garage: 7 stories, 493,553 square feet 5. Associated Site Work Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors strongly supports and promotes diversity participation. All interested subcontractors declaring Minority/ Women/Diversity Business Enterprise/Small Business Enterprise status must provide proof of certification with bid and meet Brasfield & Gorrie’s Subcontractor Prequalification requirements to be considered for the select bidder’s list. 1. There will be a project information meeting held at the Courtyard Ft. Lauderdale/Plantation located at 7780 SW 6th Street, Plantation, FL 33324. Meeting date is July 19th from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Bid Packages include: General Works, Hoisting, Shoring, Dewatering, Site Work, Concrete, Casework, Precast, Masonry, Miscellaneous Steel, Medical Supports, General Trades, Millwork, Cabinetry, General Works, Waterproofing & Caulking, EIFS, Roofing, Fireproofing, Firestopping, Doors, Coiling Doors, Sliding Fire Doors, Windows, Canopies, Drywall, ACT, Hard Tile, Soft Flooring, Resinous Flooring, Painting, Specialties Signage, Wall Protection, Canopies, Louvers, Parking Equipment, Loading Dock Equipment, RF Shielding, Test & Balance, Low Voltage System and Landscaping Interested parties should contact Ben Rives at (407) 562-4757 or via email brives@brasfieldgorrie.com for further information regarding this project.

A Proud Paper For A Proud People 31-year-old unarmed Black man who was stopped in suburban Brentwood for erratic driving. He died of suffocation after officers pinned him to the pavement. The case drew headlines because Gammage was the cousin of Pittsburgh Steelers player Ray Seals. Two of the five officers involved were tried twice for involuntary manslaughter, but both cases ended in mistrials. The 2012 Pittsburgh shooting of Leon Ford — who was shot in the chest five times after being pulled over for running a stop sign and survived, though he was left a paraplegic — produced outrage but not on the scale of the Rose demonstrations. Ford, who also was unarmed, was awarded $5.5 million in a

federal lawsuit, but a jury in a criminal trial cleared one officer of assault and battery allegations and was deadlocked on whether the other used excessive force. The Rev. Shanea Leonard, of Judah Fellowship Christian Church in Pittsburgh, who protested in a downtown march on Wednesday, sees more unity around the Rose case. “It was enough years ago, but the community has been galvanized,� Leonard said. “We’re not seeing justice. It’s more of us that are tired than ever before.� Protests have continued since the announcement of charges for Rosfeld, as the community raises concerns about the legal process. While happy about the charges, many are outraged

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. July 5, 12, 19, 27, 2018

that he was released on bond less than an hour after turning himself in. “That says they plan to show this officer favor,� Fisher said. “He’s at home with his family, and he didn’t have to pay a dime to get out of prison.� Rose was killed June 19 after fleeing during a traffic stop. He was a passenger in a car suspected in a drive-by shooting that occurred earlier that evening in neighboring North Braddock. Police arrested another 17year-old, who also ran from police, on Wednesday. Prosecutors say that teenager is the suspected shooter in the driveby and that Rose was not involved. Rosfeld gave inconsistent statements about whether he saw Rose with a weapon, offi-

cials say. Rosfeld’s attorney has said that he believes the shooting was justified and that the officer should face an involuntary manslaughter charge at most. Christian Carter, 18, said he has never felt distanced from gun violence or the killings of Black men by police. He has been a fixture in the recent Pittsburgh-area protests and said people are fueling the unrest, which he does not expect to subside soon. “We’re growing up in America, where it’s a daily thing to see these deaths,� Carter said. “I think a lot of the older people are scared to see what’s going to happen to us, being on the front lines, but I’m doing it because this is something that’s important to me, that I want to stop. We’re not backing down.�

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   LIBRA-The air can be cleared easily. Admit your need for help. Seek understanding. You’ll help another by seeking help from them. Communication problems will smooth themselves out. Moving slowly might be the fastest way. 33, 52, 54

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ARIES-You can expect a message from a distance to arrive this week and you’ll be happy to hear it. The spirit is easily lifted if you remember that you only have to imagine your world the way you want it to be. Create a happy reality tonight! let worry fly away. 24, 25, 30

SCORPIO-This week should bring an opportunity to further your education, don’t pass it up. Pay special attention to details at work. A friend needs your support. Find joy in giving it. All things work together for good. 26, 35, 43

TAURUS-You’re likely to be efficient and productive this week. Even if you work hard you’ll get satisfaction from a job well done! Use your talents to create some free time for yourself. With spirit I co-create my week. 7, 17, 21

SAGITTARIUS-You and your mate should increase your saving for the future this week. Future plans should be spotlighted. A relationship is likely to take a serious turn. Be open to making an unusual purchase. I can see clearly now the rain is gone. There are no obstacles in my way.10, 30, 50

GEMINI-Educate those around you in the area of personal growth. Their improvement will bring benefits to you. Humor in communication is the key. Humor in introspection is a must. Success that has been following me is trying to catch up. 16, 30, 39 CAPRICORN-You and your partner are on the same wavelength. If you are presented with a contract this CANCER-This week romance begins to per- week, it’s an ideal week to reach an agreement. Make the colate. Enjoy your feelings and let your brain important phone call to set things up. What I’ve been relax. Suspend all judgments of others. Being waiting for has been here all along. 4, 6, 33 stern won’t work for you this week. I go along to get along. 1, 6, 19 AQUARIUS-Beware of financial pitfalls that you’ve set LEO-Romance will find you this week. Don’t be for yourself. Strengthen all your relationships by underlooking the other way. Your “rap� is especially standing motivations of others. Spend time at home. strong. Make as many of those important phone Enjoy what you already have. Often, it’s not what I say but calls as possible. Friendships are shock absorbers the way I say it that gets the message across.4, 6, 47 on the bumpy roads of life. 11, 13, 20 PISCES-Don’t expect to win every battle, especially VIRGO-Don’t take any big gambles this week, with your lover. This week winning is losing. Backing the time is not right for a flight into the unknown. down is winning. Shyness produces a bold result. It’s easy A newfound harmony is in store for you and your mate. Your mate will understand your fears. New to collect that long-standing debt. I keep money on my insights create new directions and a new cast of mind this week. 18, 25, 39 characters. 6, 48, 51

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Lt. G eneral D arr yl Williams to Become West P oint irst B lack SSuperintendent uperintendent in 216-Y ear H istor General Darr arryl Point oint’’s F First Black 216-Year Histor istoryy Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, a 1983 U.S. Military Academy graduate who has held highranking Army posts in Europe and Asia, will become the first Black officer to command West Point in its 216-year history, academy officials have announced. Williams will assume command as the academy’s 60th superintendent during a ceremony Monday morning in West Point’s Jefferson Hall, school officials said. The native of Alexandria, Va., has served as the deputy chief of staff for the U.S. Army in Europe and the deputy commanding general for support for the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea. Most recently Williams was commander of NATO’s Allied Land Command, based in Turkey.

Maj. Gen Darryl A. Williams, commander of US Army Africa, is interviewed by Army Times at the annual Association of the US Army conference at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. (Wikimedia)

Heartless!Grandmother – An Oxygen Tank User – Dies After Utility Company Turns Off Her Power This is just despicable, heartless, and evil. A woman in hospice care is now dead because the power to her New Jersey home was cut off because of an overdue bill. Linda Daniels, 68, relied on an oxygen tank powered by electricity to breathe. She died on Thursday in her Newark home after suffering from congestive heart failure, reports ABC7 Chicago. Her daughter, Desiree Washington, was with her. “We put one ice pack here by her side and one on the other side. We were fanning her. It was so hot in here, she couldn’t breathe – it was unbearable,” she said. Since Daniels’ primary oxygen, which plugs in, didn’t work, they used a smaller reserve, and when that was empty, they called EMS. Paramedics did come with a portable unit — the entire time, the family called PSEG, the utility company, pleading to turn the power back on. “One rep told me to stop calling, that there were too many tickets in the system,” said Desiree. “PSEG said ‘Oh, we’re on our way.’ Kept telling us that, but no one showed up.” Desiree said, as required, her mom’s medical equipment was registered with the utility company. The power had been shut off because Daniels had fallen behind on payments. As of May 29, there was a balance of about $1,800, but another bill indicates $300 was sent in in April, $450 another month, and July 3, two days before Daniels died, $500 was sent in. PSEG said that it did notify the customer that their account was behind, and service would be terminated. PSEG said, in part: “Because there was no response from the customer, the customer was shut off. They had not notified us of any medi-

Linda Daniels (seen with one of her granddaughters) died last week after utility company (PSEG) turned off the electric power to her home. (Photo: Desiree Washington) By Fisher Jack cal circumstances in the home.” Power was restored Friday, the day after Daniels died. “She was the matriarch of this family – she was the glue that held everything together,” said Desiree.

NAACP Florida State Conference condemns (Cont'd from FP) life. This intrusive line of questioning, laden with racial stereotypes, has no place in the executive clemency system,” says Adora Obi Nweze, who also serves as a member of the National Board of the NAACP. “This abuse of power highlights the urgent need for auto-

Fort Lauderdale native participates (Cont'd from page 2) As the world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring safety at sea and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. The theme of RIMPAC 2018 is Capable, Adaptive, Partners. The participating nations and forces exercise a wide range of capabilities and demonstrate the inherent flexibility of maritime forces. These capabitities range from disaster relief and maritime security operations to sea control and complex warfighting. The relevant, realistic training program includes gun-

Newark Police are now investigating, and PSEG said it is reviewing its records. Desiree is considering legal action, but right now is focused on her mother’s funeral this Wednesday.

nery, missile, antisubmarine and air defense exercises, as well as amphibious, counterpiracy, mine clearance operations, explosive ordnance disposal and diving and salvage operations. “I am looking forward to meeting other countries’ navies,” said Allen. “I want to enjoy time with my shipmates and gain new experiences.” This is the first time Israel, Sri Lanka and Vietnam are participating in RIMPAC. Additional firsts include New Zealand serving as sea combat commander and Chile serving as combined force maritime component commander. This is the first time a non-founding RIMPAC nation (Chile) will hold a component commander leadership position. “I am proud to be able to go to Locksmith School,” said Allen. “It is a collateral school,

matic rights restoration, as the NAACP will urge the public to support Amendment 4 in the fall elections. No one should endure humiliation in order to exercise the right to vote. The NAACP calls on other members of the State Clemency Board to publicly reprimand his actions.” and I can use the skills gained there back in my civilian job.” Twenty-six nations, 46 surface ships, five submarines, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific Exercise. This year’s exercise includes forces from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam. As a member of the U.S. Navy, Allen and other sailors know they are part of a legacy that will last beyond their lifetimes providing the Navy the nation needs. “I have a very good gift of gab and can adapt to any conversation with different people,” said Allen. “I can communicate with people a lot better than before.”

West Point, founded in 1802 along the west bank of the Hudson River, didn’t graduate its first Black cadet until the Reconstruction in 1877. No Black cadet had graduated in the 20th century when Benjamin O. Davis Jr. arrived in there in 1932. Davis ate alone, roomed alone and was shunned by fellow cadets because he was Black. After graduating in 1936, he went on to command the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and retired as an Air Force general in 1970. West Point recently named its newest cadet barracks for Davis. The announcement of Williams’ appointment comes less than a year after an African American cadet and Rhodes Scholar was selected to take the top position in West Point’s cadet

chain of command. Simone Askew, of Fairfax, Virginia, was selected first captain of the Corps of Cadets last summer and graduated in May. The academy recently announced that the more than 1,200-member incoming class of 2020 includes 186 African Americans. Williams takes over from Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., who’s retiring after more than 40 years in the Army, including the last five years as West Point’s superintendent.

Texas high school student, destiny Brannon, stripped of valedictorian title and $25,000 scholarship after speech criticizing subpar teachers A Texas high school senior had the whole world ahead of her – she was just named class valedictorian and was headed to college on a one-year scholarship. However, Destiny Brannon’s hopes for the future quickly came crashing down when DeSoto High School officials told her they miscalculated her final rankings and she was fourth in her class instead of first. Despite graduating and delivering her valedictorian speech on May 31, her school alerted her about the mistake on June 12, a week after she attended freshman orientation for her university. It turns out the school had calculated the rankings based on fall semester grades instead of spring. Not only did she lose the title, she also lost her scholar-

ship that Texas grants to solely public-school valedictorians. ‘It’s embarrassing, because I got so much publicity from them on being valedictorian, only to be told that’s a mistake,’ Brannon said to the Dallas News. Now her family is scrambling to find a way to cover the $25,134 yearly tuition.

Brannon and her mother – who works as secretary in Desoto High’s counselor’s office – said they believe it’s no coincidence she was stripped of her title. They believe it could be retribution for Brannon’s poignant valedictorian speech in which she criticized the school’s value of athletics over academics and teachers.

One Choice is No Choice:

newly diagnosed with HIV, it is critical that Gov. Scott and all public servants, guarantee that everyone is at the table to ensure the necessary care is provided for those living with HIV,” stated Michael Kahane, AHF Southern Bureau Chief. “As the leading non-profit agency addressing the HIV epidemic across this nation, our primary focus is on quality patient care and not profit. All who are living with a chronic illness, like HIV, have the undeniable right to choose the medical provider that they trust, that provides the care that they need and the insurance coverage to sustain this care.”

(Cont'd from FP) Administration (AHCA), which manages the state’s Medicaid program, all challenging the state’s decision, citing severe defects in the RFP and decision-making process. Following the submitted protests, state Medicaid officials met with each of the denied agencies, and subsequently have provided settlements with a select list of the for-profit providers, while continuing to shut out PHC, the only non-profit agency whose focus is on providing care to thousands of clients living with HIV in Florida, that have relied on this critical coverage to get the necessary care they need, by the doctors of their choice, to live a healthy life. “Given the increased number of those now living with HIV in Florida, it is deplorable that Governor Scott has continued to play with people’s lives, while padding the pockets of a small group of for-profit companies,” said Donna Stidham, Chief of Managed Care for AHF. “Many of these patients, currently covered by PHC, have been seeing their doctor for years, even decades, and are thriving in care. These same patients will suffer disruption of treatment and can suffer substandard care if they are simply dumped into the general patient population, or if their care is jobbed out by huge, for-profit insurance companies for treatment by a family medicine doctor or general practitioner without HIV expertise.” While Scott and his cronies continue to play “business as usual” politics, the 2,000 HIV patients currently covered by PHC have become vulnerable to maintaining the care they

critically need to stay alive, as they will be forced to choose forprofit companies that don’t cover the doctors they have come to rely on and trust for over a decade of quality, lifesaving care. AHF and the numerous community supporters across the state that have come out in support of PHC, implore Governor Scott to put people first and not big for-profit businesses and give this vulnerable population a choice. Scott’s irresponsible actions and lack of transparency occurs while the State of Florida, and specifically Miami-Dade and Broward counties, continue to rise as the nation’s epicenter of the HIV epidemic. PHC currently offers coverage to those living with HIV in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, which rank #1 and #2, nationally for reported cases of new HIV diagnosis. The facts about HIV in Florida: · Nearly 5,000 people in Florida were infected with HIV in 2016 alone, which means one out of every eight new HIV infections in the United States occurred in Florida. · South Florida leads the nation in new HIV diagnoses at 38.7 new infections per every 100,000 people. In contrast, the overall rate in the United States is 12.3 new infections per every 100,000 people. · Nearly 136,000 Floridians are estimated to be living with HIV, but one in six is still not aware of his or her HIV-positive status. · More than 30,000 Floridians currently living with HIV are not receiving care for their infection. “If we are to address the continual rise in individuals

Black WWII Soldier Denied (Cont'd from FP) commissioned, including have her application denied multiple times by the Army Review Board for insufficient evidence. Some of her father’s records were destroyed in a fire. Finally, with the help of Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, James’ commission was secured. “Although not awarded the commission owed to him, he bravely rose to face one of our most challenging times in history,” said Casey. “He was denied recognition of his service to his country simply because of his race, because of the color of his skin.” Marion Teresa Lane said her father is pleased. “Now he is on Cloud 9 – he never, ever thought he would see this day,” she said. “For me, this is proof that we are privileged to live in a country where injustice can be rectified.”


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M id-Year Reflection consider what you are reading, watching and listening to and make positive adjustments. Additionally, there should be a health component included in your resolution. Making declarations to eat healthy is easy but it’s the associated action that requires discipline. In Napoleon Hill’s Think And Grow

Rich Hill, Hill addresses how lack of discipline can lead to ill health. “Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts.” If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do. Simply [put], self-discipline enables you to think first and act in accordance afterwards. This means, actions that are aligned with your desires are a result of self-mastery. Understanding

Countering Mental Health Stigma in the Black church

2018 began with such promise ushering in an undeniable feeling that it would bring about relief, breakthrough, and revelation. For many of us, previous years seemed to be stressful, overbearing, and full of lack. All things considered, as a society, I think we focused in on a complete turnaround, collectively deciding to make 2018 our best year ever by committing to our new year resolutions. Accordingly, at this midyear junction, it is time to reflect on the past 6 months. Personal development is a must for every progressive professional and entrepreneur. I chose writing as a method for personal development, and for this reason, I can never thank my readers enough for reading On The Scene faithfully. Reader feed-back is so motivating and encouraging as making time to write weekly can be a challenge. Nonetheless, writing has made me face my fears, embrace my accomplishments, adhere to strict deadlines, perfect my intended message, develop discipline and so much more. Reflect on what you have done in the last 6 months to ensure your personal development. Carefully

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the value of self-mastery, revisit your health and body goals with a renewed mindset in order to finish out 2018 healthier. Lastly, recap your resolutions that relate to your career goals. In my attempts to elevate professionally, I have learned to become comfortable with being uncomfortable. I have also learned that 1) you never who is watching you, 2) half of the battle simply involves you showing up and 3) being your authentic self can open doors and land you in rooms that may have seemed out of reach. The idea is to reach for the stars anyway. Dream Big. Speak things into existence, and always expect greatness. In closing, let’s complete 2018 with the same energy we began with. Consider completing a 30

Wells Fargo Grants $50K to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward for Hands on Banking® program Submitted by Cindy Schutt

It’s been said that White people go to therapy and Black people go to church to deal with their emotional challenges. In many predominately African American faith communities — due to the lack of education — mental illness is seen as a sign of weakness or a form of punishment from God. Asking for divine intervention through prayer is what some people use in their healing process. But is it enough to get well? Audralina Sherman, a Christian with bipolar and substance use disorder, gave her testimony living with her condition during a mental health discussion at a recent event through the Montgomery County affiliate of the National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI). The alliance’s NAMIFaithnet initiative is an interfaith network of various clergy and congregations that encourage their communities to be supportive of people and families living with mental illnesses, particularly during July, which is National Minority Mental Health Month. Sherman said while the church is one component of the healing process, that process, however, must be tailor-made for the individual. Seeing a psychologist or therapist can be beneficial on the road to recovery. There are options for receiving help from a mental health professional on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis. Sherman was the first person in her family to be diagnosed with a mental illness — a struggle for her family as well due to their lack of understanding. She did not let the negative opinions affect her. It is important for the person with the illness to not feel broken, Sherman said. “I have a strong faith and belief in God,” she said, adding that her family and friends were praying for her.

Wells Fargo Bank granted $50,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County to support the implementation of the bank’s Hands on Banking® initiative in schools across Broward County. The program, to be taught by local Wells Fargo volunteers, teaches students about money, savings, and budgeting using ageappropriate, noncommercial, interactive, and entertaining tools. “It was a natural fit for Wells Fargo to come to us to help deliver this important program,” said Ana M. Cedeño, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County. “We have a strong relationship with the bank at our board level and solid experience and connections in Broward County schools.” Big Brothers Big Sisters plans to target elementary, middle, and high schools in which they already have established relationships to implement Hands on Banking®. Wells Fargo associates from branches in the same neighborhoods as the schools will teach the curriculum to the students. “This is a neighborhood-centric effort to bring local bank volunteers into the classroom to teach as many youth as possible about financial literacy and the importance of developing healthy mo-

Wells Fargo’s Stephen Castano teaches students the basics money, savings and budgeting as part of the Hands on Banking® initiative. ney management skills,” added Cedeño. “These skills are foundational to the students’ future success.” The Hands-on Banking® program is a part of Wells Fargo’s corporate social responsibility initiative focused on working with nonprofits to create solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges and strengthen communities for current and future generations. “We’re simply thrilled to partner with Big Brothers Big

Sisters of Broward County to offer this important foundation for future financial success,” said Ines Ross, Senior Vice President/Senior Private Banker at Wells Fargo Bank. “We’re also very appreciative of the many volunteers from Wells Fargo branches who will venture into the classrooms to teach these young people. Hands on Banking® is a great way to connect to the Broward County community on multiple levels.”

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