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Rep. Bass elected new Chairperson of Congressional Black Caucus

94 Year Old Rosanell Eaton Speaks at NC’s America’s Journey for Justice Rally. (NNPA courtesy photo.)

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“Ms. Rosanell Eaton was the 97-year-old matriarch in our four-year successful court fight against voter suppression, from 2013 to 2016,” Rev. Dr. William Barber, the architect of the Forward Together Moral Monday Movement, and president of the North Carolina NAACP, said in a statement early Sunday. By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Considered a Queen Mother and a leader in the struggle and movement for freedom, justice and equality, Rosanell

Eaton proved a true matriarch to many civil rights leaders — especially when it came to the fight against voter suppression. Eaton died on Saturday, (Cont’d on page 8)

Bass has continued to represent the 37th congressional district of California by being an active voice for criminal justice reform, fighting for America’s foster care system, and strengthening the United States ties with Africa. Now Bass will have the opportunity to continue making change in her new role as the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). By Brandon I. Brooks, Managing Editor, Los Angeles Sentinel Kimberlee Buck contributed to this article.

In 2008, Congresswoman Karen Bass made history after being elected as the first ever African American woman to become Speaker of any state legislature. Since then, Bass has continued to represent the 37th congressional district

Bass Park Golden Aqua Fitness: You’re never too old to enjoy the water Rep. Karen Bass and House Democrats hosted a press conference to discuss the Trump administration’s proposal to separate migrant families and place separated children in foster care. (Courtesy photo)

of California by being an active voice for criminal justice reform, fighting for America’s foster care system, and strengthening the United States ties with Africa. Now Bass will have the opportunity to continue

making change in her new role as the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). Bass’ colleagues from the DNC, CBC as well as local and religious (Cont’d on page 3)

Studying Black Identity in South Africa Transformed My Worldview By Chiagoziem “Sylvester” Agu, Albany State University

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Of the more than 330,000 U.S. students studying abroad, only 6.1 percent are African American and 10 percent are Latino. This is one in a series of articles by students of color who are breaking down barriers by studying abroad thanks to the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, which awards 10 full scholarships a year to students at Minority Serving Institutions. These students will periodically share their stories, hopefully inspiring others to apply.  My name

is Chiagoziem “Sylvester” Agu. I’m 20, a sophomore at Albany State University, majoring in biology, a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, with aspirations of pursuing a medical degree in cardiology. A few months ago, I had an extraordinary experience studying abroad in South Africa as a Frederick Douglas Global Fellow. I spent four weeks in Cape Town on a full scholarship, studying political blackness, black consciousness, and the complexities of colored identity. Every day, I was exposed to something different. Although the knowledge I was acquiring was both

intimidating and scary, I also found it empowering. This is my story. It was 2001 when my young eyes first glimpsed America. I had flown with my family over 6,000 miles from my birthplace in Nigeria. I attended pre-K in the United States, but after a year, we flew back home. I didn’t return to America until 2012 when I arrived in Georgia for high school. Before enrolling in high school, my knowledge of America came from sitcoms and talk shows like Maury and Jerry Springer, which I later learned spread stereotypes and false (Cont’d on page 6)

From Mauritania to Qatar: Slavery, an Old Evil, Takes Many Forms

By Bobby R. Henry, Sr. Let me start by saying, “well Ms. Mary Mosley, you don’t have to talk about me so bad any more; it’s done-thank you for not giving up on me.” Have you ever considered exercising at 60-70 or 80-years-old with limited movement or not a whole lot of muscles? Well, there is one way of exercising that is both enjoyable, not too strenuous and it is an excellent way to increase your cardio vascular needs. According to the young Olympic hopefuls, one of Fort Lauderdale‘s best kept secrets is the Bass Park Golden Aqua Fitness Class. Just kidding about the Olympians; however, the latter part is true. On Monday through Friday mornings from 7:15 -8:15, you can find 20-30 feisty seniors vigorously working out in water aerobics. The exercises are very therapeutic, designed to allow seniors increased flexible joint stability, balance, muscle strength and cardio endurance. For the past few decades there has been a group of senior citizens- “go getters”who every morning are able make their way to their ‘healing pool’ for a day of relaxing, communing and exercising. May Bynes-Richardson, one of the babies of the group, says for her, “it’s a time to commune with others and receive the benefits of

By Andre Johnson, Urban News Service

Incredibly in the 21st century some Africans are still working in conditions akin to slavery informally or formally in some areas of the Middle East. In Mauritania slavery, though officially illegal, remains a fact of life for an

estimated 40,000 slaves still existing in the country. Mauritania is rarely mentioned in international media coverage. Conversely, across the Middle East – Qatar is set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Despite repeated international campaigns some Ghanaian workers there are making as little as $40 dollars a week while living in shared accommodation where employers can pack as many as 4 workers into a tiny room according to The Guardian. Terrorists groups around the region use sex slaves. Slavery, an old evil,

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Dolphins Win Thriller on Sunday: are they Still Alive?

Star running back Kenyan Drake eludes Patriot defender Patrick Chong on his way to scoring a touchdown that willforever be known as “The Miracle in Miami.” (Photos by Ron Lyons) By Byler Henry rival Patriots. It was a closely contested game that had you Sunday afternoon, the Dol- on the edge of your seat from phins pulled out a stunning, start to finish. Now at 7-6 the improbable win against the Dolphins are still in the hunt;

the Ravens currently have the sixth spot, and the Colts hold the tiebreaker over Miami based on their head to head win. Running back Kenyan Drake offers his thoughts on the win. “We are 7-6 right now. We still have an uphill battle. We have to continue to be very gritty, hard-nosed, never-saydie attitude, and continue to get these wins.” With three games left in the season, the Dolphins must continue to win while a little luck must go their way. It was a back forth contest with the Patriots scoring first, then the Dolphins scored, and this tic for tac continued in the first half with the Patriots leading 27 to 21 at halftime.

FILM REVIEW erse REVIEW:: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-V Spider-Verse By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic “It’s not possible. I’m a normal kid!” Famous last words. That’s what’s on the lips of teenager Miles Morales as he goes through a change in life. No, not puberty. The young Blatino brother from Brooklyn has been bitten by a radioactive spider and his life has changed forever. And so, did the legend of SpiderMan when it took a detour in 2011. That’s when writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli created Marvel comic books that centered around the character Miles Morales, purportedly inspired by Barack Obama and Donald Glover. The leap from the page to screen gives the arachnid/man-boy a very hip and new playground. The blending of old school comic book pages and new world CG is a standout in this innovative animated feature film. The characters look realish, their voices are clear as a bell, yet the footage inserts headlines just like you’d see in a comic book: blaring black type in yellow boxes. Screens can be full-frame or divided. Gigantic

Shameik Moore lends his voice to the lead in Spiderman into the Spider-Verse. expressive words like “Wooooo” pop up. The clever blend of classic hand-drawn animation with the latest technology takes animation into a new age. Everyone from the visual effects, art and production management teams should take a bow. With special praise for art directors Dean Gordon and Patrick O’Keefe and production designer Justin Thompson (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs). Also, Mile’s cool red/blue

Spider-Man uniform looks like it’s part of a collection from a 22nd century Nike sports clothing line. Miles (Shameik Moore, Dope) is an inner-city kid facing a life crisis. He’s going to a private school in Manhattan, away from his friends in Brooklyn. The parental guidance that steers his child development comes from his loving African American father Jefferson Davis (Brian Tyree Henry, If

The Dolphins kept it close the entire game, the biggest lead the Patriots had was six points. Overall the offense had a good game. Ryan Tannehill had an exceptional good game even though he was sacked four time. He had 265 passing yards with 14 completions on 19 attempts (74%), 3 touchdowns, and no interceptions. Kenny Stills led the Dolphins in receiving yards with 135 on eight receptions while adding a touchdown for good measure. The running game looked good with Frank Gore turning back the clock and gaining 92 rushing yards, while Brandon Bolden gained 60 rushing yards on two carries and two touchdowns. Kenyan Drake scored the game winning

Beale Street Could Talk), a cop, and his nurturing Puerto Rican mom Rio Morales (Luna Lauren Velez, Dexter), a nurse. When Miles feels he can’t talk to his parents about his apprehensions, the fledgling artist seeks council from his Uncle Aaron (Mahershala Ali), a graffiti artist with a checkered past. As Miles faces his challenges, the city is being torn apart by crime and a rogue hero, Spider-Man (Chris Pine). After being bitten by the love bug, Miles gets drawn into a battle between Spider-Man and the crime lord Wilson Fisk (Liev Schreiber). They’re fighting over a nuclear super collider that can open up a portal to other dimensions, a threshold that can transport various versions of Spider-Man. It’s a tough time for Miles to engage in lifeor-death combat as he doesn’t know how to master his superpowers. Sticking to stuff, heightened hearing, venom strikes and the ability to make himself invisible are powers beyond his control. (Read full story at: www.thewestsidegazette.com)

Dolphin wideout #10 Kenny Stills makes a key reception in the victory over New England, keeping alive Miami’s playoff possibilities. touchdown on the last-minute miracle play. The whole team was excited to see such an amazing play that led to adolphin victory. Defensive tackle Akeem Spence offered his thoughts on the play. “Running down the field allowed me to get a key block. It was the greatest thing. And then seeing ‘Gronk’ (Rob Gronkowski) and ‘K.D.’ (Kenyan Drake), foot race, I’m going take KD every time. And then when he got in the end zone,we all rushed the field. I was like, ‘This is my greatest moment.’ To win a game like that! it took 60 minutes – of-fense, defense, and special teams. Guys just had to keep fighting, keep believing. That’s kind of been our season. It’s been ups and downs; but now, I feel like we finally started put-ting it together as a team – executing offense, defense – and just putting it together and it showed today, and guys just kept believing.” Defensively, the Dolphins played well. They were able to sack Tom Brady twice and hold the Patriots to six points in the second half. Even though he was sacked twice, Tom Brady

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still had an excellent game with 358 passing yards, three touchdowns, 27 completions on 43 attempts (63%), and no interceptions. The Patriots special teams also got two blocked punts turning one into a touchdown on the same drive. Getting this win was key for the Dolphins to stay alive in the playoff race. Patriots still lead the AFC East division. The next game will be a tough but win-nable game for the Dolphins, a road game against the Vikings. Head Coach Adam Gase is ready for the next game. “Yeah, basically we’re playing one week at a time right now. Any loss for us could be the end. So, we just have to make sure that we refocus on Wednesday and get things cleaned up and get ready for the next one.” The Dolphins home and away record make them look like two completely different teams. They are 6-1 at home, but 1-5 on the road. Currently they are on two game winning streak, so maybe that will give them a boost to finish strong. They must run the table in order to have a chance to make the playoffs, lets wait these three weeks out and see what happens.


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Creating the space: TILA Studios unites Black female creatives, artists and influencers during Miami’s Art Week With breath-taking panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami, 250+ women of color were invited to experience an EmpowHer Brunch curated by TILA Studios at the Perez Art Museum. “It is a dream come true,â€? Tiffany LaTrice, Founder and Executive Director of TILA Studios said at the event. ´, Ă€QG P\VHOI WHDULQJ XS DW every interaction.â€? The sisterhood was intrinsic. Black female LQĂ XHQFHUV FUHDWLYHV DQG artists traveled from various cities across the nation, greeting each other with warm smiles, cheek to cheek kisses, humble introductions and compliments. This unique meeting was revolutionary; contrasting the deeply-rooted racist and segregated history of Miami Beach, home of the iconic Art Basel. “Too often did I not see myself represented on institutional walls and it is my vision that when Black women artists are thriving,

we have the power to change the world.â€? Tiffany Latrice continues, “We are here in Miami to shift the narrative, to change the statistic that only 4% of art across museums and galleries are from the work of black women.â€? Miami-based Activist and poet Aja Monet also shared good vibes; after reciting a few poems from her published book, My Mother was a Freedom Fighter, she calls the collective to action. “I’m sorry to break it to y’all while you’re enjoying yourselves, but not too far away from here, art is being used by developers to displace communities.â€? Monet detailed the JHQWULĂ€FDWLRQWDNLQJSODFHLQ the Little Haiti community to the attentive attendees. “People are losing their homes and businesses because they can no longer afford the rent. Please go to these communities and support them while you’re visiting.â€? The reality check was received with several

From Mauritania to Qatar: (Cont'd from FP) criminal conviction has taken place. Often living in near starvation conditions (one journalist reported seeing children eating sand); they have to also deal with the most hurtful forms of abuse. “Female slaves, both women and girls, were routinely subjected to rape by their masters and forced to bear their children,â€? reads the 2017 U.S. State Department report on Mauritania, “There were cases in the past where female slaves attempted to prosecute their master. State prosecutors told victims that they could face charges for having children out of wedlock, using children produced from rape as a deterrent to prosecuting slavery.â€? Like slavery in the antebellum South a racial component. The Hratine ethnic group who make up 40% of the country’s population and are the entirety of its slave population. Not all Mauritanians are taking their plight in light laying down. “The Hratine, sons and grandsons of the Black slave labor, became aware of their humanity, equivalent to that of the masters. Thus‌grant[ing] us their votes in the polls,â€? said Biram Ould Dah Abeid, Mauritania’s best-known anti-slavery activist,â€? However, resistance to the liberating course of history is [opposed by] conservative segments of Arab-Berber society. The country remains under the domination of a militaro-tribal and affairist oligarchy, welded by the definitive feeling of its superiority.â€? Biram Ould Dah Abeid was elected to parliament this year but, was soon imprisoned. Though the work of his unlicensed NGO called the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement. Through an intermediary Mr. Dah Abeid answered questions posed to him from the Urban News Service via his prison cell

“We are supporting Biram Dah Abeid in Mauritania, said PrĂŠsidente Sylvie O’Dy a former journalist and the chair of the Committee Against Modern Slavery (CCEM) based in France,â€?‌.CCEM is supporting domestic slavery and forced labor victims in France and advocating against modern slavery worldwide.â€? Complicating the fight against slavery is Mauritania is often a pawn in the geopolitical ambitions of other states. Last year Mauritania joined with several other African and Asian states in a Saudi led blockade of Qatar in order to persuade Qatar to end its practice of close ties with Hamas, the Taliban, and funding for Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood. While number of Western NGOs are active in the country trying to defeat slavery and end poverty in Mauritania — the Qatar’s efforts have focused often instead on Islamist charities and local affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood at a time when Mauritania is struggling to stamp out slavery. In September, Mauritania’s government accused Qatar of supporting the local chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood – “Tawasolâ€? which was legalized in 2007 – the same year that Mauritania criminalized slavery. Biram Dah Abeid blames the international community and the Gulf states for the continuation of slavery in his country, “Through petrodollars, important programs oftrt, from our country, especially girls Haratine, as domestic [workers] or concubines. “ One Mauritanian who succumbed to what Abeid calls this “Obscurantismâ€? is Mahfouz Ould al-Walid, also known as Abu Hafs al-Muritani who is a former member of Al Qaeda. In his will al-Walid was famously left $29 million by Osama Bin Ladin. Mahfouz re-

FRQĂ€UPLQJ KHDG QRGV DQG “Amensâ€?. Model Nikia Phoenix popped up at the brunch, “I’m so happy to kick off Art Basel with these women,â€? pointing to a crowd of brown-skinned women basking in the event’s glory and networking nearby, “because there will only be sprinkles of us the rest of the week.â€? The Perez Art Museum is currently showcasing several bodies of work by black women artists including Ebony G. Patterson, one of TILA Studios’ 2018 Gardenfellows. Per its website, TILA Studios is an arts incubator, co-working and gallery space serving Black Women Artists and Creatives in the Metro Atlanta area. For more information, please visit: tilastudios.com Additional photos can be found online at www. thewestsidegazette.com Story and photos by Arri Henry turned to Mauritania in 2012 after living in Iran. After serving a prison sentence he emerged from jail and has made television appearances for Qatari media outlets condemning the United States and not surprisingly supporting Qatar in its feud with the United States. Al-Qaeda under Osama Bin Ladin and their allies the Taliban both used sex slaves. A practice that has been adopted with relish by terrorist groups in Africa. Boko Haram, Al-Shabab and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb have all been documented for using slaves. However, perhaps no labor situation has attracted the attention of labor groups that that of the workers building the stadiums and supporting infrastructure for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. An investigation released by The Guardian in November found that African guest workers from Ghana were forced to work for paltry salaries in the richest country in the world. “For building one of the prestige stadiums designed so Qatar can dazzle the world in 2022, eight hours a day, six days a week, this is ÂŁ140: a little under ÂŁ35 per week; ÂŁ5 per day,â€? the article stated. That roughly equivalent to 6.36 cents a day. A wage that is roughly equivalent to a meal or a MacDonald’s Combo in the country. There is no formal minimum wage in the country and a temporary stop-gap see it still set to be around 40 dollars a week. While Qatar has worked to improve such will do little for workers who already. Ghanaian workers say that food, accommodation and laundry services are provided to “guest workersâ€? it is no hotel with some 4 people in a single room. Workers must bare other costs such as paying back “Recruitersâ€? who often. Qatar has also built a vast Labor City including some rec(Read full story at www.thewestsidegazette.com)

FAMU NAA BROWARD CHAPTER ELECT NEW OFFICERS for 2019 -- L to r: Patricia Shaw, President; Mary Rivers, 1st VP, Dr. Marye Thompson-Shelton, Treasurer; Charlotte Shipman-Smith, Financial Secretary; Kartia Louis-Jean, Corresponding Secretary; Dr. Rev. Robert Shaw, Assistant Chaplain.; David Nuby, Sergeant-atArms and Bobby Henry, Publicity Director.. Not pictured: John Wimberly, Parlimentarian; Herman “Coach� Pittman, Chaplain and Artavia Taylor, Recording Secretary. For membership info call (954) 439-3864.

Rep. Bass elected new Chairperson (Cont'd from FP) leaders extended their warmest congratulations on her latest feat. “[I am] truly excited to see the energy and determination Karen Bass will bring to her role as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus,�said minority leader of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. DNC chair Tom Perez says he “couldn’t be happier to call Congresswoman Karen Bass the next chair� of the CBC. “From fighting for criminal justice reform and child welfare to affordable health care and a stronger economy for all, Karen has devoted her life to serving California families and African American communities across the country,� he said. Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II referred to Congresswoman Bass a “trailblazer.� “I am delighted that Congresswoman Karen Bass has been elected to lead the Congressional Black Caucus for the 116th Congress. Rep. Bass has been a trailblazer and a true advocate for issues concerning people of color. I am certain that her leadership will con-

tinue to move the CBC ahead and I look forward to working with her,� he said. Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson told the LA Sentinel: “We are proud to share our leader, Karen Bass, with the rest of the country. I am eager to see the largest Congressional Black Caucus make great strides under her leadership.� LA City Council President Herb Wesson, who is also a longtime friend of Bass, congratulated her in a Twitter post: “Congratulations@RepKarenBass on being elected chair of the @OfficialCBC! It’s been an honor to have you as a friend, colleague and representative. The Congressional Black Caucus is in good hands.� Pastor J. Edgar Boyd who is the senior minister at First AME Church of Los Angeles calls Bass “a true champion.� “Karen Bass has become a true champion for causes which impact the lives of people living within her district, across California and even beyond the borders of the US. True courage is seen in her fight to ensure the rights and opportunities of children, working parents, seniors, veterans, and the LGBT community, while yet

promoting measures to ensure civil justice, human safety, and civility at our borders. Her leadership at the helm of the CBC will provide dividends well into the future,â€? he said. Supervisor Mark RidleyThomas mentioned that he can think of no one better than Karen Bass to lead the CBC. “With 55 members, the Caucus is larger than it has ever been, and well-positioned to advance a progressive agenda. I look forward to hearing more about that agenda when Rep. Bass delivers the keynote speech at this year’s Empowerment Congress, to be held January 19th at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science,â€? he said. Senator Holly Mitchell who has worked with Bass in the past described how Bass’ leadership will influence the CBC. “Someone with her experience in terms of managing budgets the size of California and managing budget crises the size of California and to have been a leader of one of the most powerful state legislatures in the country‌all of that experience with her national contacts that she will bring to her role as chair will be hugely beneficial to the caucus as a whole. I am (Read full story at www.thewestsidegazette.com)


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Dillard Class of 1971 Annual Holiday Party, Saturday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m., at Black Firefighter's Hall, 1621 Sistrunk Blvd., (N.W. Sixth St.,) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Everyone is to bring a wrapped gift valued at at least $20. Further instructions at the event. R.S.V.P. by Sunday, Dec. 16 to Janie (954) 612-2433 or Betty at (954) 6297907. Leave a message.

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The City of Fort Lauderdale is set to host their first Kwanzaa inspired marketplace on Saturday, Dec. 29. The marketplace will pay homage to the fourth day of Kwanzaa, Ujamaa, which means co-operative economics. The Ujamaa Marketplace will feature local minority vendors from the surrounding community. The event will take place rain or shine at Bass Park, at 2750 N.W. 19 St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. From 1 to 6 p.m., participants can expect to find a nice selection of local goods, information on surrounding businesses as well as networking opportunities. Vendors are welcome free of charge, but must adhere to City of Fort Lauderdale guidelines. Contact Chiketia Ponder at (954) 828-8498 for more info.

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Lauderhill Fire Rescue Third Annual Holiday Toy Drive, Thursday, Dec. 20 from 3 to 7 p.m., and Toy Distribution at Fire Station #57, Friday, Dec. 21 from 3 to 5:30 p.m., at 1980 N.W. 56 Ave., Lauderhill, Fla. Fire & Police Stations will accept donations every day from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., City Hall will accept donations 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Donations can be dropped off through 12/17/18. Here are the drop off locations: - Fire Station 57 (1980 N.W. 56 Avenue, Lauderhill, Fla 33313) - Fire Station 73 (7801 NW 50 Street, Lauderhill, Fla 33351) - Fire Station 30 (1181 NW 41 Terrace, Lauderhill, Fla 33313) - Fire Station 110 (3120 NW 12th Place, Lauderhill, Fla 33311) - Police Station (6279 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, Lauderhill, Fla 33313) - City Hall (5581 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, Lauderhill, Fla 33313) ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

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University of Miami Jack & Jill Health Fair, Saturday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Jack & Jill Children's Center, 1315 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Event to offer free health screenings, information about wellness and referrals to community resources. For more info contact Alexa Turpin at (856) 4693637, agt41@miami.edu

*The City of Miramar presents Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, Dec. 15 from 8 to 11 at Miramar Cultural Center Banquet Hall, 2400 Civic Center Plaza, Miramar, Fla. * Essay Contest - "If I were elected Mayor,...how would you make your city a better place? Download the contest details and student guide on this web page: floridamayors.org. All entries must be postmarked no later than Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Send your completed essay and entry form to the Floida League of Mayors. Post Office Box 1757, Tallahassee, Fla. 32302 For additinal info contact Linda Bridges at (800) 342-8112. *Monday, Jan. 7, to apply for the 2019 Summer Youth Employment Program.The Summer Youth Employment Program operates for 8 weeks from June 2019 - August 2019. Youth will work approximately 30 hours per week during the program, and will earn the current minimum wage per hour. Economically disadvantaged Broward County residents, ages 16-19. Apply online starting at 8 a.m. on Jan. 7. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Jan. 22. Slot are limited. For more info visit us at www.careersourcebroward.com * Take The Guesswork Out Of Gifting - Celia Xruz, Friday, Dec. 28, at 8 p.m., at Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Plaza, Miramar, Fla. - Tony Toni Tone!, Friday, Jan. 18. - Marvin Sapp, Friday, Jan. 25. For time and additional info call (954) 602-4500. *MCC presents The Nutcracker, Saturday, Dec. 15-16 at 5 p.m. * City of Miramar Social Services Program Offer: - Adult Day Care Services accepts clients 18 yrs. or age and older from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Monday thru Friday, Accepts Long Term Care Insurance. - Miramarvels Early Childhood Academy, care for children ages 3 months thru 5th grade, breakfast, lunch nad afternoon snacks at no charge. - Senior Services offers stimulating educational classes as well as health and wellness activities. * Youth And Family Services: Provides utility assistance including electricity, water, and equipment for adults 60 yrs. of age or older. Assits in the application process for SNAP, Medical and Cash Advance.

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The Westside Gazette, under the Management of BI-ADs, Inc., reserves the right to publish Views and Opinions by Contributing Writers that may not necessarily reflect those of the Staff and Management of The Westside Gazette Newspaper and are solely the product of the responsible individual(s) who submits comments published in this newspaper.

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It’s Not Just Felons Who Need a Second Chance at Voting By Sean Pittman It’s not just the 1.4 million convicted felons whose rights were restored by Amendment 4 that need a review on voting. Given the political turmoil in the Sunshine State during the November election, we should all refresh our voter knowledge before the next political campaign season. And, we should prepare for a renewed spotlight on Florida. Election Day in Florida captures the attention of America. Hanging chads, poorly designed ballots, votes lost in the mail, worn out voting machines – our state brings the drama when it comes to tallying votes. Ironically, the same state that can’t get elections right just amended its constitution to extend voting rights to people who are barred from voting. Imagine the lessons these lucky new voters will learn from our state’s recent election malfeasance. Take the example of our Republican Senator-elect Rick Scott who falsely accused the Democratic Supervisor of

Elections in Broward County of fraud during a mandatory recount. Before allowing for mandatory processes to take place, Governor Scott implied that “unethical liberals” were trying to steal his chance at a U.S. Senate seat. Meanwhile, a Republican Supervisor of Elections actually broke the law by allowing voters in Bay County to vote by email and fax. Granted, the area had been hit by a hurricane, but is that enough of an excuse to knowingly violate the law? Of course, the real disorder resulting from this election cycle is the 20,000 voters in Broward County who somehow missed the U.S. Senate race. A bad ballot design sounds believable, but it’s not like the Bill Nelson-Rick Scott matchup was some obscure down-ballot contest. How do you forget a race featuring Florida’s Republican Governor and the state’s incumbent Democratic Senator? Voting may well be the sport Americans must play to participate in a democracy, but it seems that it’s not just felons with restored rights who

can benefit from a civics refresher course. Florida has a voting-awareness problem. Too many of us just don’t understand or simply don’t care enough about the complexities of casting a ballot or managing an election. One thing though is clear. The current process to restore civil rights to deserving felons is more an impediment than pathway to the ballot box. Florida’s clemency process starts with a five-to-seven year waiting period before the felon can formally apply to the Office of Executive Clemency. The state’s clemency board only meets four times a year, a schedule that has more than 20,000 applicants stuck in limbo. For those fortunate enough to make a personal appeal to the board, there’s still no guarantee. The Governor along with three other elected officials have the final say, and their decisions are often arbitrary and sometimes nonsensical. Amendment 4 may be the best thing to come out of the November elections. By a wide margin, voters in Florida approved a constitutional change that

automatically restores voting rights to felons, excluding those convicted of murder or sex crimes, who have served their time and paid restitution. Ex-offenders returning to society usually go through a period of rehabilitation and re-engagement. Their voting in upcoming elections should be regarded similarly. The amendment potentially adds more than 1.4 million new voters to the rolls. How will Florida handle it, and more importantly, what lessons will these new voters take from their fellow citizens who can vote and do, or rather, those who can vote and don’t? Sean Pittman is the Senior Partner of Pittman Law Group, a Tallahasseebased law firm with statewide operations that specializes in government, administrative and corporate law.

Is the Migrant Caravan Real or A Fabricated Masquerade? Beverage Taxes Are Not the Health Solution that Working Families Need

By Roger Caldwell, NNPA Newswire Contributor

The Migrant Caravan Explained, Dara Lind VOX “Over the past decade, there’s been a rise in the number of unaccompanied children and families crossing the US-Mexico border. Increasingly, they are people fleeing violence and insecurity, coming from the Northern Triangle of Central America – Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador,” says writer Dara Lind of the VOX. The caravan is not new, but in 2018 with pictures of thousands of Central Americans getting ready to attack the US border, it justifies to many Americans a need for a border wall. There are many questions as to why this started around October 12th, 2018, just before the election, but it is real. There is a human rights crisis happening within the Northern Triangle of Central America, and the majority in the caravan are from Honduras. This began where the countries are extremely poor, and there are violent gangs in all the countries that will kill women and children, and many of the administrators are corrupt. The majority of the people who have jobs make $5.00 a day, and many are looking for a better life. “Pueblo Sin Fronteras” (People Without Borders), formed in the early 2000s, is an immigration rights group known for organizing several highprofile migrant caravans in Mexico and Central America. Activists affiliat-

Congress must reauthorize VAWA By Laura Finley That the U.S. is divided on political issues is old news. Both the Left and the Right are deeply entrenched, resulting in distrust, animosity, and political gridlock. One troubling example is with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization of 2018. Sadly, it isn’t the first time that Republicans have attempted to block VAWA, literally using women’s lives as a bartering tool. The original VAWA was introduced by Senator Joe Biden in 1990. It took four years before VAWA passed Congress with bipartisan support and was signed by President Bill Clinton. This is in large part due to a provision that allowed victims the private civil rights remedy of suing their attackers. Chief (Read full story at www.thewestsidegazette.com)

ed with the group are present in the United States, where the organization actively raises funds and organizes protest actions against U.S. immigration policy,” says Wikipedia. The caravan is referred to in Spanish as Via Crucis Migrantes, or Migrants’ Way of the Cross. These caravans were started 15 years ago, and in 2018 the situation has reached human rights conditions, because with the election of President Juan Orlando Hernandez in Honduras, there is a military enforced curfew, and 30 activists have been killed after his election. Juan Antonio Hernandez, brother of the president, has been arrested in the U.S last month, for selling and dealing cocaine, guns, and laundering money from Honduras banks. The Organization of American States called for an election do-over after finding “irregularities and deficiencies” in the Honduran election process. The U. S. recognized the election’s outcome without challenging the results or getting the United Nations involved. During President Obama’s administration in 2014, there was a large influx of women and children from Central America, and an emergency shelter and family detention was set up in Texas. “President Donald Trump shut

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The Gantt Repor Reportt Yes, Collusion By Lucius Gantt For the last two years, lovers of Donald Trump, and the President, have claimed that there was not, and is not, any “collusion” with Russians. Well, there has been thousands of lies, there has been bank fraud, there has been money laundering, there has been witness tampering and there has been illegal porn payoffs that violate federal election laws. Recent news reports indicate Special Prosecutors investigating Russian interference in American elections have found evidence of what appears to be synergy! What is synergy? Synergy is the interaction or cooperation of two or more people, organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined

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“…the fact that these beverage taxes are masquerading as public health initiatives means that they can often come at the expense of effective community health programs that have a positive impact on the lives of working-class people.” (Photo: iStockPhoto / NNPA) By Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) Every month, it seems another state or local government holds a vote on whether they should tax sugar-sweetened beverages. Recently, a broad coalition of Washingtonians, including labor unions such as the Teamsters, Machinists, and Building Trades, voted to ensure that groceries and beverages are exempted from new taxes that raise prices and cost jobs. Proponents of these taxes commission studies and cite health experts about the harmful effects of soda, and while they may be well-intentioned, they all seem to miss one key thing. Beverage taxes aren’t healthy – rather, they are bad public policy that unfairly burden the working-class African-Americans and Latinos who can least afford them. Make no mistake, these beverage tax initiatives that are cropping up around the country are devastating to poor- and middle-income people. A one-cent-per-ounce tax on soft drinks doesn’t sound so bad, but for the single parent buying 24-packs of soda for her kid’s birthday party, or the guy looking for a cheap drink after a long workday, those costs add up quickly. This gets to the heart of why beverage taxes have earned their reputation as unfair and regressive. Despite being portrayed as public health solu-

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Undocumented Citizen By Andrew Moss When Jose Antonio Vargas was sixteen years old, he discovered that his green card was a fake. Unbeknownst to the grandparents with whom he was living in Mountain View, California, the young Filipino immigrant took himself to the Department of Motor Vehicles for a driver’s license, only to be told by the clerk that his card was fraudulent: “This is fake. Don’t come back here again.” Vargas, who had been sent to the U.S. by his mother at the age of 12 (with the misplaced hope that she’d be able to follow him) was stunned and disoriented. He soon learned that the “uncle” who accompanied him on the (Read full story at www.thewestsidegazette.com)

Recently, Condoleezza Rice was trending on social media when it was reported by NFL insider, Adam Schefter that the Cleveland Browns were considering the former secretary of state for its most recent head coaching vacancy. This [NFL] is a man’s world, but it would be nothing without a woman or a girl … (speaking in my James Brown voice). Jenny Ziegler, Miami Times Sure, we are on the sidelines as cheerleaders, owners, reporters and such, but there has never been a female head coach manning the sidelines in any male professional sport. There’s always a first time for everything. Well, hold that thought as we are not there yet. Recently, Condoleezza Rice was trending on social media when it was reported by NFL insider, Adam Schefter, that the Cleveland Browns were considering the former secretary of state for its most recent head coaching vacancy. Rice, though hailed as being intelligent, a great leader and a woman of great character, is an unrealistic candidate for the head coaching gig with the Browns, yet she has brought the discussion of coaching opportunities for women in male professional sports to the forefront. Condi, as she is affectionately called, is also an adamant Cleveland Browns fan. “I love my Browns,” she said.

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Is criticism of Israel forbidden? “Rather than focusing on the right-wing populists, including the neofascists, who regularly call for marginalizing or exterminating Jews, pro-Israeli hawks are using the term as a way of stifling criticism of the barbaric treatment of Palestinians by the Israeli government and their supporters.” By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor It may seem like a strange question, but after CNN’s termination of Marc Lamont Hill, I have to ask that question. Let me go further: If criticism of Israel is not forbidden, is there a booklet somewhere with appropriate guidelines on what can be criticized and how criticism is supposed to be offered? And, while I am at it, is there any preface to these guidelines that explains why this only applies to Israel? I was outraged by the termination of Marc Lamont Hill. Coinciding with the bogus charges of anti-Semitism against Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour, one gets the growing feeling that allegations of anti-Semitism are primarily being used against anyone who supports Palestinians’ rights. Hill offered a presentation to the United Nations in which he was calling for the respecting of Palestinian rights by the Israeli government. He made reference to a phrase “from the river to the sea” which some pundits have suggested refers to an alleged support for eliminating Jews from Is-

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Investments for Greed VS U. S. Pharmaceutical Lower Prices By Dr. P.L. Wright, Sr., Ph.D Ph.D.. Since the previous last three American Presidents, they refused to bargain to make sensible agreements with our Pharmaceutical companies to bring down the prices for the medical drugs for patients, but that would also lower the stock holders’ dividends too. It is ironic that the same medical drug prices in many other countries are much lower than our drug prices in the Un(Read full story at www.thewestsidegazette.com)


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Studying Black Identity in South (Cont'd from FP) narratives. In Nigeria, I was on track to graduate high school at 15. When I came to America, I was 14 and technically a high school junior, but I was enrolled as a freshman. I studied hard academically but didn’t realize how much I had to learn culturally. It was actually a blessing for me to have the time to assimilate and spend time with American youth in high school. My father, a geography professor and journalist, still lives with three of my six sisters in Nigeria, where it is sometimes hard to express yourself as a journalist. My mother has been unable to work since 2005 when she suffered an aneurysm. She now lives in Texas with one of my sisters, who is a nurse. My study abroad experience was one of the best decisions I have made as a college student. I was one of 10 students from a Minority Serving Institution who received the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship sponsored by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions. The 10 of us from all different backgrounds studied for four weeks at CIEE’s

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Global Institute in Cape Town. During that time, I had some of the deepest and most profound conversations and experiences of my life. Learning about South Africa’s history and the intricacies of colored identity that pervade the country allowed me to carefully analyze and process how similar South Africa is to the United States. Although the terms that classify different racial subgroups are different and the history of colonization might be different, the struggle remains the same. One day during the program, we went to the beautiful city of Johannesburg. Besides its beauty, we witnessed its unfortunate poverty. Residents wanted us to realize that they do not want money handed to them. They want transferable skills to build infrastructure and the means to create their own wealth, and a better life. I am eager to take all the insight, motivation, and knowledge I found in Cape Town and give it back to my family, friends, and community. My experience in Cape Town as a Frederick Douglas Global Fellow was like getting a new pair of glasses - I felt like I was suddenly able to see more clearly. Studying abroad, every single day, I got a new pair of glasses.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pentecostal Temple Revival Center 2050 N. W. 27 St., Oakland, Fla. 33311 Church: (954) 733-0727 Email: @bishopwill.brantley

Bishop Will Brantley WORSHIP SERVICES Sunday Worship ............................................................... 8 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Sunday School ..................................................................................... 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (Prayer Service) ............................................................................ 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Bible Study) ................................................................................ 7:30 p.m. Friday (Alter Prayer) .................................................................................... 6:00 p.m. "But the hour cometh, and now is when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him." "God is spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." John: 4-23-24

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

Rev. Dr. William Calvin Haralson, Pastor

Harris Chapel United Methodist Church Rev. Stanley Melek, M.Div

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".

E-MAIL:stanley.melek@flumc.org 2351 N.W. 26th Street Oakland Park, Florida 33311 Church Telephone: (954) 731-0520

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

Mount Calvary Baptist Church 800 N.W. 8th Avenue Pompano Beach, Floirda 33060 Church Telephone: (954) 943-2422 Church Fax: (954) 943-2186 E-mail Address: Mitcalvarypompano@bellsouth.net SCHEDULE OF SERVICES SUNDAY New Member Orientation...........................9:30 a.m. Sunday School .....................................................................9:30 a.m. Worship Services.................................................................11:00 a.m WEDNESDAY Prayer Meeting.............................................................6:00a.m. Bible Study.....................................................................................7:00 p.m.

"Doing God's Business God's Way, With a Spirit of Excellence"

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

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

Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church 2551 N.W. 22nd St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 P.O. BOX 122256, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 (954) 733-3285 * Fax: (954) 733-9231 Email: mountnebobaptist@bellsouth.net

Rev. Danny L. McKenzie, Sr. Senior Pastor WORSHIP SERVICES & BIBLE STUDY Sunday .............................................................................. 7:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Sunday School .................................................................................... 9:30 a.m. Tuesday Night Bible Study .............................................................. 7:00 p.m. Fifth Sunday ..................................................................................... 10:00 a.m.

"Reaching Our World One Person At A Time"

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

Dr. James B. Darling, Jr., Pastor/Teacher WORSHIP SERVICES Sunday Worship Service .............................................................................. 8:00 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School ............................................................................................................... 10:00 a.m. Communion Service (1st Sunday) ......................................................................... 11:00 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”

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Williams Memorial CME “PRAYER IS THE ANSWER” 644-646 NW 13th Terrace Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 (954) 462-5711(Ministry Office Line) (954) 462-8222(Pastor’s Direct Line) Email: wm_cme@bellsouth.net (Church} pastorCal50@yahoo.com (Pastor)

Rev. Cal Hopkins. M.Div) Senior Pastor/Teacher

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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EUBANKS Funeral services for the late Georgia Lee Hancock Eubanks - 97 were held December 8 at Praise Tabernacle International, Inc. with Bishop Thomas Scott officiating. Interment: Craig Memorial Park, Saint Augustine, Fla.

BODFORD Funeral services for the late Jeston Bodford – 80 were held December 8 at McWhite’s Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Roberts officiating.

GRIMES Funeral services for the late Joe Louis Grimes - 51 were held December 8 at James C. Boyd’s Memorial Chape. HILL Funeral services for the late Rev. Jerry Lewis Hill – 55 were held December 8 at James C. Boyd’s Memorial Chapel with Pastor Evander Derico Jr. officiating. RANDALL Funeral services for the late Jarvis Lewis Randall 30 were held December 8 at James C. Boyd’s Memorial Chapel with Apostle Janice L. Dillard officiating. WILLIAMS Funeral services for the late James Edward Williams - 66 were held December 8 at James C. Boyd’s Memorial Chapel with Pastor Terry Blount officiating. Interment: Westview Cemetery.

JACKSON Funeral services for the late Erna R. Jackson – 71 were held December 8 at McWhite’s Funeral Home Chapel. SNELL Funeral services for the late Sister Mary Ann Snell 72 were held December 8 at McWhite’s Funeral Home Chapel. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens. WALKER Funeral services for the late Winsome Joyce Walker – 84 were held December5 at McWhite Funeral Home. WRIGHT Funeral services for the late Claudette Wright – 54 were held December 8 at Monument Of Faith Ministries with Pastor Bruce officiating. Interment: Central Forest Memorial Gardens.

Roy Mizell & Kurtz Funeral Home COLLINS Funeral services for the late Edward Ward Collins – 81 were held December 8 at Roy Mizell & Kurtz Worship Center with Rev. Jimmie Staten, Jr officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens. MCMILLIAN Funeral services for the late Howard Lee McMillian, Sr – 84 were held December 8 at Lifeline Christian Fellowships, Inc., with Bishop Russell C. Bostick officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens. SAUL Funeral services for the late Richard “Poppy” Saul – 94 were held December 8 at Roy Mizell & Kurtz Worship Center with Dr. James B. Darling, Jr. officiating. Interment: Sunset Gardens.


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AARP Poll: Majority of caregivers with family suffering from Moderate or severe sleep apnea doubles risk of hard-to-treat dementia spend less time with friends hypertension in African Americans

“Family caregivers take on big responsibilities that can be physically, emotionally and financially challenging. AARP’s new research shows that this can be particularly true for those caring for loved ones with dementia,” said Nancy LeaMond, AARP Treatment of sleep disor der might help impr ove disorder improve Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer.

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nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to em-powering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. “We’re already very busy with caregiving, and there’s even more to do during the holidays,” Goyer said. A major concern is for those caring for sufferers of dementia. A new AARP poll on dementia care has taken a closer look at the experiences of caregivers for family members with dementia and found more than half say their social life has suffered and nearly 45 percent say they feel alone. In addition, they are more likely to grow further apart from the ones they care for and other family members because of their caregiving responsibilities. Social isolation and loneliness are linked to poorer phy-

sical and mental health outcomes, health experts said. “Family caregivers take on big responsibilities that can be physically, emotionally and financially challenging. AARP’s new research shows that this can be particularly true for those caring for loved ones with dementia,” said Nancy LeaMond,AARP Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer. “That’s why AARP has developed resources to help family caregivers balance their own needs with the needs of their loved one.” Not only are the millions of family caregivers for those with dementia less socially connected, they are signific-antly more likely to put off medical care – over half (55 percent) have done so, compared to just

Gilead Sciences has launched an Ambassador Program for Black women

Ambassadors will be supported by a small stipend, and will have the opportunity to attend conferences and other networking and proFes-sional development events. Ambassadors will be expected to devote 10-15 hours/month to this program. Applications are due Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Apply here: https://goo.gl/ forms/rF4GB0LemrttPJ5q1

“It’s important to acknowledge and validate dementia caregivers’ feelings and needs, and to connect them with resources that can help, especially during the holiday season.” By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent For family caregivers, the holidays can be a joyful time when spirits are lighter, and it feels good to care for loved ones and enjoy time together,

The Black AIDS Institute, with support from Gilead Sciences, is excited to launch an Am-bassador Program for Black women to build engagement and movement around HIV and sexual health for Black women. This ambassador program will create a cohort of 20 Black cis and trans women, who are living with HIV and HIVnegative, who will receive training about HIV and sexual health. These women will utilize social media to expand knowledge of and access to biomedical tools a-mong Black women. The program will destigmatize conversations about sexual health and HIV, normalize utilization of biomedical interventions among Black women through social media, and build power among the women ambassadors and their social networks.

celebrating with family traditions. But for most family caregivers, the holidays also bring stress, according to Amy Goyer, a family and caregiver expert at AARP, the nation’s largest

The ambassador program will include: · Five-day training in February to increase knowledge of biomedical information and social media strategies to build movements · Participation in regular social media engagements including, but not limited to: · Twitter town-hall pertaining to TasP, PrEP, or social determinants of health which affect Black women, such as medical mistrust and stigma. · Leading conversations about sexual health and stigma during popular television shows like Insecure, Pose, Atlanta, and Random Acts of Flyness. · Amplifying the work of local organizations working with Black women and HIV through social media posting and in-person participation.

· Creating materials for a digital Black Women’s Prevention Toolkit that centers women in the Ambassador program · Link local community members directly to partnering clinics to receive services pertaining to HIV and sexual health

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New FilmHonors the Life of Harriet Tubman

“Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Harriet Tubman By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent When one speaks of freedom fighters, Harriet Tubman’s name should always be among the first – if not highlighted as a primary justice crusader. For it was on this date 169 years ago – Dec. 6, 1849 – that Tubman escaped slavery. The brave African American who became known as the “Moses” of her people, didn’t stop with her own freedom but went back – repeatedly – to help others and over the course of a decade, led countless slaves along the Underground Railroad so that they too could taste freedom. Tubman became a leader in the abolitionist movement, and during the Civil War she served as a nurse and spy for the federal forces. Her historic accomplishments are being praised and remembered all over social media. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer,” Twitter user Nichole Baxter wrote, quoting Tubman. “Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Elijah Henderson wrote on Twitter: “Both John Brown and Harriet Tubman ran into the same obstacle when trying to free slaves: Slaves that had been made docile to the point they were petrified to fight for their own freedom.” Wrote another Twitter user, Ryan Royster: “Where are my Harriet Tubman $20 bills? Happy freedom day to one of the country’s greatest heroes.” (Read full story at: www.thewestsidegazette.com)

African Americans with moderate or severe sleep apnea are twice as likely to have hardto-control high blood pressure when their sleep apnea goes untreated, according to a new study funded mainly by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. The findings, which researchers say may partially explain why African Americans suffer hypertension at rates higher than any other group, point to screening and treatment of sleep apnea as another important strategy for keeping uncontrolled high blood pres-

sure at bay. A common disorder that blocks the upper airways and causes people to stop breathing during sleep, sleep apnea already has been linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure in whites, but the association in Blacks has been largely understudied. This new research demonstrates this link in a large population of African Americans. The results are scheduled to be published Dec. 10 in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association. (Read full story at: www.thewestsidegazette.com)

IN MEMORIAM: Rosanell (Cont'd from FP) Dec. 8, in her home in Louisburg, North Carolina. She was 97. “Ms. Rosanell Eaton was the 97-year-old matriarch in our four-year successful court fight against voter suppression, from 2013 to 2016,” Rev. Dr. William Barber, the architect of the Forward Together Moral Monday Movement, and president of the North Carolina NAACP, said in a statement early Sunday. “While alive, she stayed focused on the prize of justice for all,” said Barber, who also serves as pastor of the Greenleaf Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Goldsboro and is president of Repairers of the Breach. “She once told me, ‘They think I’m gonna die before this case is over, but I’m not gonna die. I’m fed up and fired up.’” Social media users joined the millions who mourned Eaton. “May her memory be for a blessing,” wrote Jody Drezner Alperin on her Twitter feed. “May she rest in peace and rise in glory,” Anne Hartley wrote on Twitter. “RIP Queen Warrior,” wrote Olga Melendez on Twitter. Said Veronica Wade, “Thank you for your legacy Mother Eaton. Now take your rest.” In a tribute, The New York Times noted that Eaton was “an obscure civil rights pioneer in her younger years, who became a cause célèbre after President Barack Obama cited her courage in his response to a 2015 article in The New York Times Magazine about growing efforts to dismantle the protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. “I was inspired to read about unsung American heroes like Rosanell Eaton in Jim Rutenberg’s ‘A Dream Undone: Inside the 50-year campaign to roll back the Voting Rights Act,’ “ Obama wrote in a letter to the editor. “I am where I am today only because men and women like Rosanell Eaton refused to accept anything less than a full measure of equality.” As noted in the Times tribute, a year after the president’s letter, the Supreme Court, in a 4-4 vote, let stand a federal appeals court judgment upholding the lawsuit spearheaded by Ms. Eaton and other plaintiffs. The ruling struck down a North Carolina statute whose provisions “target African Americans with almost surgical precision” in what the court called an effort to depress Black turnout at the polls. One of seven children born on a farm in North Carolina, Eaton attended segregated schools and used segregated bathrooms. However, she always counted as an advocate for voting rights. The Times noted that in her first act of defiance, when she was 21, she went to the Franklin County Courthouse in Louis-

burg. Three white men confronted her there and demanded to know what she wanted. “I’m here to register to vote,” she said. They told her that she could register only if she could recite from memory the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States. It was a common ruse, disguised as a literacy test, to turn away Black voters. The valedictorian of her high school class, she complied without hesitation. “We the People of the United States,” she said, “in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” “Well, little lady,” one of the men conceded. “You did it.” She registered and cast her ballot that year, 1942, becoming one of the state’s first Black voters since Reconstruction. She voted in nearly every election thereafter. For more than 40 years, she was a county poll worker on election days, and a special registrar commissioner, helping some 4,000 people to register to vote. In 1950, she joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and for more than 60 years participated in protests against racial discrimination, including the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. During the civil rights turmoil of the 1960s, she and her family were threatened repeatedly by night riders, according to federal court papers. She awoke several times to the crackle of burning crosses outside her home. Farm equipment was damaged one night, and bullets were fired into a shed and into the farmhouse. One struck just below her bedroom window. “In her 90s, Mother Eaton was arrested and taken to jail. She marched in the streets and testified in the courts,” Barber said. “And, she even told Attorney General Eric Holder to tell his lawyers not to play with our case but to fight.” “God bless [Eaton],” said NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., who was a close friend of Eaton’s. “The struggle and movement for freedom, justice and equality continues,” he said. “Matriarch Queen Mother Leader Rosanell Eaton … rest in peace.”


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Bass Park Golden Aqua Fitness: You’re never too old to enjoy the water

(Cont'd from FP) movement and activity that is most needed for us as we begin to age and them old ladies have a lot to educate us young folk on.” Water aerobics is a perfect form of exercise for seniors because the buoyancy of the water reduces the stress and pressure on the joints. Instructor Brittany McClendon believes that you should meet the needs of the class by reaching them where their abilities are. “I adapt the exercises to meet the various physical activity levels of the group,” she says with a smile of confidence. Dr. Ellis Parker, Sr., the “Headmaster” of the group, attributes his abilities to move around freely and with much pain to his involvement in this program. “Much of the illness, disability, and death associated with chronic disease is avoidable through known preventive measures. One key measure includes practicing a healthy lifestyle along with a glass of good wine. If the old saying is true, “like water off a duck’s back” it would appear that these seniors have achieved a measure of that good quality. Rain or shine, hot or cold, these enthusiastic seniors, whose ages range from a young 50 to a younger 80, eagerly stand at the ready with excitement and a gritty boldness. Mary Lou Bonner, who is a young 80 or something, has been a member of the group since the beginning. “It is a great place to get a full body workout, while

hanging out with the other young people and it’s good companionship. When I’m not under the weather, I make my way down here to just be around others my age and to laugh,” Ms. Bonner said. Everyone can join in the fun; No one is left out. Start exercising at a low intensity (especially if you’ve been mostly sedentary), and progress gradually. Ms. Evelyn Smith, who was extremely active in the community with a numerous organizations stated that nothing would stop her from serving. Do to complications from health issue, Ms. Smith has slowed down a little but not enough to keep her away from the group. When she can, her son still brings her out to get a dip in the pool even though she is in a wheelchair. With that infectious smile of hers she looked into my eyes when I asked her how she was doing, she said, “ I just like to come out and if I can get in I do and if not just being out with friends is good.” Blacks are disproportionately impacted by diabetes, hypertension, obesity, et al, so aquatics as a form of physical training is one of the best, most effective exercises. Being low impact, it is perfect for a person of any age. Periodically, the group gets together socially for luncheons, parties and other activities. These seniors are true 21st century gladiators living healthy lives. “Water aerobics is the best medicine they could ask for that’s not in a bottle,” says long time participant and benefactor of the program, Marvia B. Simmons.

Exercise is great of benefit; however, another important aspect about this program is that it allows others to see older people enjoying themselves and learning to get over the fear of the water. This is important because as you may not know, parents and adults that have a fear of water and cannot swim usually raise kids that can’t swim. Statistics say that Black children under the age of five years die from drowning disproportionately to other groups. Valerie E. Gibson aka (Bubbles) retired from Fl. State Department of Juvenile Justice has found a passion for Water Aerobics at Bass Park. “It’s a great bond with the ladies. We get together every holiday for planned events. Our recent endeavor was to make a donation to Andrew Gilliam, candidate for Fl. Governor. The ladies gave me the nickname because I like to make “Bubbles” in the water.” Michell Parrish-Green—I retired from FL Department of JJ and joined Bass Aquatic Club. At the start of each day I look forward to fraternizing with the ladies at my water aerobic club. They provide so much knowledge, wisdom and hope for a better and brighter day. We have developed a very close bond of love and appreciation for each other.” We are Family. I got my sisters, brothers, father and mother with me at Bass Aquatic Club” Ethel Pearl Maloney says, “It’s good to have companions to exercise with you because it will help you stay on a regular schedule, add to your enjoyment and that’s what this group does

for me and besides it keeps me younger.” As only an artist could put it, our own Bennie Edwards says that “like art, regular physical activities, healthy eating, and avoiding bad karma is beautiful and the ladies and gentleman at Bass Park Golden Aqua Fitness Class, all of them are beautiful.” Some of the exercise tips for older Americans that the American Heart Association says is good for them are found in the activities of Bass Park Golden Aqua Fitness Class. If you have a family history of heart disease, check with your doctor first before beginning any exercising program. It’s a good idea to have a physical examination and take a graded exercise test before you start your program. Pick recurring, repetitive activities that challenge the circulatory system, and workout at an intensity appropriate for you. Pick activities that are fun, that suit your needs and that you can do year-round. Because muscular adaptation and elasticity generally slow with age, take more time to warm up and cool down while exercising. Make sure you stretch slowly. To all of the participants of the Bass Park Golden Aqua Fitness Class- all of you- including the men, don’t stop doing what you are doing and since you all are old enough to remember, as Clarence Carter said in his song, “keep on stroking!” If you’re interested in finding out how to join the Bass Park Golden Aqua Fitness Class contact Bass Park at: 2750 NW 19th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 or Phone: (954) 828-8983

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Zeta D.O.V.E. Foundation — 'Sapphire & Pearls' 65th Annual Debutante Cotillion and Masters’ Ball Submitted by Anita F. Taylor The Zeta D.O.V.E. Foundation (in collaboration with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated/Fort Lauderdale Chater) is accepting applications for high school students interested in participating in the 65th Annual Debutante Cotillion and Masters’ Ball. This elegant affair is the first of its kind in Broward County’s history. In 1954, Zetas had a vision to create a special cutural event for outstanding young women that would focus on their total development. With no access to hotels and ballrooms, the first Debutante Cotillion was held in the Dillard High School cafeteria. Recog-

nizing the need to expand and enhance the role of the African American male in our society, in 2002, the sorority added “The Masters’ Ball” to the Cotillion. This affair has provided scholarship opportunities to participants for 65 years. “I was a Debutante. From my experience, participants will make lifelong friends, learn valuable life lessons and social graces, and can earn a scholarship. It doesn’t get any better than that,” said Mrs. Bridgette Howard, Chair of the Cotillion and Masters’ Ball. A Cotillion kick-off meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Larkdale Elementary School cafeteria, 3250 N.W. 12 Place,

Fort Lauderdale, 33311. Applicants must meet the following requirements: Debutantes – Graduating seniors only; Masters – Males, 11th or 12th grade; and Sub-Debutantes/Blue Revue – ninth, 10th or 11th grade. For additional information, contact Mrs. Howard at (954) 303-1051, Ericka Wilson (754) 422-8084 or email zetadovecotillion65@gmail.com. The “Sapphire and Pearls” 65th Annual Debutante Cotillion and Masters’ Ball will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84, Davie, Fla., 33317. For journal advertisements, tickets, etc., contact Mrs. Howard at (954) 303-1051, Mrs. Vera Hankerson at (954) 816-6109 or zetadovecotillion65@gmail.com.

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65th Annual Debutante Cotillion and Masters’ Ball.

North Miami Beach Native is Navy Training’s 2018 Junior Enlisted Instructor of the Year Bookcover and author, Curtis Claytor N A T I O N W I D E (BlackNews.com) — The Ultimate Black History Trivia Book by Curtis Claytor has two thousand multiple choice questions and answers in four categories: History; Music; Sports; Television, Arts & Literature! Most of us learn in school about Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman, and George Washington Carver. But who was the woman who refused to sit in the Jim Crow section of a train in 1883 or the name of the Black

man who invented the gas mask and the three-signal stoplight? Not only will one learn about inventors and the heroes of the Black struggle, one will learn about the horrific racial violence that is seldom mentioned in history books. Do you know about the race riot that resulted in the murder of over 200 Blacks and the destruction of more than 11 hundred Black businesses and homes? What about the race riot that began when a Black

F rom Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs PENSACOLA, FL – A 2002 graduate of St. Christopher’s Secondary School in Nairobi, Kenya and North Miami Beach, Florida, native was announced as a 2018 Military Instructor of the Year, junior enlisted category, for Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) in Pensacola at a ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola at the National Naval Aviation Museum Dec. 5.

Electronics Technician 2nd Class Christian T. Chen serves as an Apprentice Technical Training instructor, Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit Great Lakes, Illinois. He instructed 144 students over five classes and taught 922 hours of advanced electronics. Under his mentorship, 62 of his students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance and uniform inspections, resulting in 13 being selected as “ATT Best of the Best,” the top one percent of students. He also assessed 536 learning objectives that applied to what Sai-

lors do in the Navy’s fleet concentration areas for the Ready, Relevant Learning initiative of Sailor 2025, the Navy’s program to more effectively recruit, develop, manage, reward and retain the force of tomorrow. As a quality technical advisor, he ensured 4,500 repairs and the accountability for 3,449 pieces of portable electronic equipment valued at $3.7 million. Representing the top achievers from a pool of more than 8,000 military members, Chen received a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his accomplishments.

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