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Post-MSD Massacre

Task Force Issues Initial Report and Recommendations on School and Community Public Safety

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The OIC has never left, just getting better

By Byler E. Henry

Established in 1964, the OIC (Opportunities Industrialization Centers) is a reliable organization with helpful programs underneath. The TPP (Teen Pregnancy Prevention) is one of the programs under the OIC. The TPP goal is to reduce teen pregnancies, STD s, and HIV/AIDS in twelve Broward County high risk zip codes. Annually, they serve about

4,500 middle and high school aged youth throughout Broward County. There are other programs that are designed to be helpful. With the OIC being around for a while, can it offer new programs? “What’s new about OIC is our ability to open doors of opportunity for the unemployed, the unskilled, and educating our youth within the Broward and Miami Dade inner-city communities. OIC’s vision of improving the lives of everyone it (Cont’d on page 11)

Parkland, FL. – On Monday June 4, 2018, in wake of the February 14, 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the Broward League of Cities’ School and Community Public Safety Task Force will issue its Initial Report and Recommendations. “We know there are other groups, commissions and consultants looking at the events leading up to, during and after the massacre at MSD,” explained Mayor Ryan. “We sought to develop an understanding of the various issues which could enhance school and community public safety as rapidly as possible, knowing this would be a first step.”

School Board member Patti Good iaddresses concerns that would provide the Task Force with staff and energy as Broward County Mayor, Bean Furr, looks on.

Formed in March, the Task Force convened ten times, gathering a broad array of stakeholders and subject matter experts on the issues surrounding school safety and security, school resource officers, new laws enacted after the MSD tragedy, discipline programs in schools, available funding currently and in the future for enhancements, and mental health interventions in the area of prevention and post-crisis. The Task Force was co-chaired by Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan and Broward County Mayor Beam Furr. “The Task Force worked intensely on examining existing policies and procedures and analyzing where we as (Cont’d on page 9)

Carlton B. Moore Freedom Foundation, Inc. awards scholarships The Carlton B Moore Freedom Foundation, Inc. awarded three high school seniors with scholarships to assist them with furthering their college/university educations. This is the Foundation’s fourth year of awarding scholarships to our local youths. The following high school seniors each received a $1,000 scholarship: Raphael

Macedo will graduate from Fort Lauderdale School and plans to attend Florida Atlantic University. He will major in Public Relations. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Macedo. Noesha Noel will graduate from Dillard High School and plans to attend Louisana State University. She will major in Dance and Mathematics. Her parents

Why does HIV pose a greater threat

to women’s hearts? By HIV.GOV The HIV threat to the heart. HIV-related heart disease is a leading cause of death among people living with HIV—even when they are on consistent, effective HIV treatment. Researchers are learning that this complication is likely brought on by chronic inflammation from the virus itself and other factors. What is less understood is why HIV seems to take a greater toll on the hearts of women. While men living with HIV are 1.5 times more likely to

have a heart attack than HIV-negative men, that risk doubles when comparing women living with HIV to their HIV-negative counterparts. NIH-funded scientists are on the case to learn just why this disparity exists and how to ensure women with HIV live longer,

healthier lives. New research published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes  last month presents vital clues to help close the gender gap. Researchers led by Markella Zanni, M.D., at Massachusetts General Hospital now report that the presence of plaque in the

are Madline Noel and Inslet Noel. Keithoro Smith will graduate from Dillard High School and plans to attend Alabama State University. He will major in Law. His mother is Tangela Smith. The Scholarship is named in memorial of Carlton B Moore, who served as a former City of Ft. Lauderdale Commissioner for more than 20 years. His favorite saying was, “When wishing

won’t, work will”. Mr. Moore attended Dillard High School and graduated from Ft. Lauderdale High School. He also served as President of the Ft. Lauderdale Chapter of the NAACP. He was the recipient of many awards. Moore was an advocate for change and revitalization, especially for the Northwest corridor. He loved music, especially jazz, and traveling. (Cont’d on page 6)

coronary arteries, a common risk factor for heart attacks, manifests itself differently in women living with HIV than in men. Dr. Zanni’s team compared data from previous studies of Boston-area men and women living with HIV who were not known to have heart disease but who underwent a common imaging technique called coronary computed tomography angiography, or CCTA. CCTA captures the extent and nature of plaque in a person’s arteries and, in doing so, allows clinicians to more precisely assess a patient’s risk of a heart attack. According to the new study, men living with HIV had nearly four times the odds of coronary plaque and a particularly high-risk type of coronary plaque than women living with HIV— even though women have a greater HIV-attributable

risk of heart attack. But, why are women still at higher risk? Studies in HIV-negative populations have also shown that women tend to have less coronary plaque than men, despite worse outcomes from heart disease. The disparity suggests lessstudied mechanisms may underlie a woman’s chance of serious cardiovascular events like heart attacks, including plaque hidden in smaller blood vessels feeding the heart. However, without further research, it is not clear whether these observations apply to women living with HIV who have an even greater risk of heart disease. What researchers can be sure of is that biological sex differences do play a role in the development of (Read the full article online at www.thewestsidegazette.com)

We all have a job to complete But one thing is needed; and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taking away from her. Luke 10:42 (KJV) By Bobby R. Henry, Sr. “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” --Edmund Burke Edmund Burke (1729 1797) was an Irish orator, philosopher, and politician whose forward thinking was, so it would appear, centuries ahead of his time. This British statesman and political philosopher was significant in the history of political theory. Sir Edmund must have stretched his political intellect to reach beyond his timeframe to our presentday occurrences because his “necessary” has certainly happened. It has become a common factor and almost an expectant in the everyday lives of good men/women to do nothing, causing a deluge of subjugating evil to rain down on the least, the lonely and the left out. This behavior is no longer contained in politricks. It’s more than just trickled down economics - it’s the downright life-choking kind. How did this ameba acting parasite squirm its way out of the laboratory petri dishes into a humanoid form? Who was the mad scientist posing as demorepublician akin to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? (Cont’d on page 10)

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Never Forgotten Bishop Samuel McCormick was the first African American to serve as State Superintendent of the Regional Detention Center, Florida Correctional Department, co-founder of New Birth House of Prayer for all

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A Proud Paper For A Proud People Queen McCormick continued to operate as pastor/co-pastor of McCormick’s Temple church in Pompano and New Birth House of Prayer for all people. In 1999, both churches merged into one. As a gospel promoter, he treated it as a ministry by having administrative gifts and a willingness to serve others. Some of the artists he had sponsored include Shirley Caesar, The Gospel Keynotes, Slim and the Supreme Angels, The Williams Brothers, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Commissioned, The Brooklyn Allstars, Dorothy Norwood, The

Violinaires, Teddy Ruffin and the Gems, The Soul Stirrers, The Sensational Nightingales, Swanee Quintet, and several others (many of whom he had to shelter and feed personally because of financial mistreatment of greedy and unsavory promoters). However, of the numerous artists he sponsored, The Jackson Southernaires captured his heart the most. The South Fla Quartet Convention is presenting A Father’s Day Celebration Concert in Memory of Bishop Samuel McCormick on June 17 at 7 p.m. featuring The Jackson Southernaires of Jackson Mississippi at New Birth House of

Prayer for all People, 2300 N.W. 22 St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Admission is free, but there will be an offering taken during the program. For more information, call (954) 739-7729. He promoted them consistently for over 30 years. A special bond developed and evidence of the friendship will display their attachment as they will minister during the Celebration of Life service on this day. Bishop McCormick was a man of great sacrifice and honor; he enjoyed promoting gospel, singing, and travelling with the Gospel Trotters. He diligently promoted his wife and

daughters (Dr. Queen McCormick and the McCormick Sisters) throughout their music ministries. Because of his willingness to serve and his admiration for quartet singing, he and his wife formed the South Florida Quartet Convention. This organization seeks to assist dedicated gospel singers in developing talents while enhancing music ministries. Educational seminars, luncheons, tributes, and evening concerts are provided free to the community at large. He was also affiliated with the American Gospel Quartet Convention in Birmingham, Ala. (Dr. George & Dr. Jackie Stewart, founders).

The Historic Ali Cultural Arts celebrates African American Music Appreciation Month with Press Play An Exhibition by Jai and David I. Muir Featuring the Most Notable Names in Music Bishop Samuel McCormick (January 17, 1938 – June 20, 2010) and his wife Dr. Queen McCormick. People and Founder of the South Florida Quartet Convention. In 1984, he complied with the voice of God and retired from his employment and embraced the commission to labor in the ministry on a full-time basis. He worked side by side

with his wife and daughters at New Birth House of Prayer for all People, Inc. Proven and tested as a leader, Bishop was appointed Territorial Presiding Bishop of The Biblical House of God Church. During that time both Bishop McCormick and Dr.

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Tiffany Davis needs a bone marrow transplant to get a second chance at life. As a 31-year-old breast cancer survivor, she thought her cancer journey was enough for a lifetime. But after bloodwork from a routine checkup revealed problems, she once again faced another diagnosis. When doctors told her she had acute myeloid leukemia (AML), she knew she would fight even harder in her second cancer battle. With no perfect matches in her family, she is turning to the Be The Match Registry in order to find a genetic match and bone marrow donor. One other important thing to note is that a perfect match is determined by finding a donor with a similar ethnic background to the patient. Since Tiffany is African American, it is incredibly important that we get more people of African American descent on the registry to potentially help her and other patients in need.

POMPANO BEACH, FL —The Historic Ali Cultural Arts is proud to present an exhibition featuring the paintings of Haitian visual artist Jai D and the photographs of David I. Muir. In celebration of June being African American music month, works on display will feature paintings of music icons including Prince, Diana Ross, Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G. and concert photographs of Toni Braxton, Common, and Maxwell. The free exhibition runs from June 7- July 26, 2018, and there will be a free artist opening reception and art seminar on June 7, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. For more information, www.aliarts.org. “Jai is an exciting selftaught South Florida artist whose works portray the style, grace, and boldness of some of the world’s most celebrated musical talents,” said Cherolyn Davis, director of programming and facilities. “And David’s critically acclaimed photography captures musicians in those magical moments on stage performing and connecting with their fans.” Initiated by Jimmy Carter in 1979, the month-long celebration was changed by President Obama in 2016 to celebrate artists from the United States and their vital contributions to the world. “A vital part of our Nation’s proud heritage, African Ameri-

can music exemplifies the creative spirit at the heart of American identity and is among the most innovative and powerful art the world has ever known,” President Obama wrote. For Jai D, he paints from his personal experiences, ideas, and influences. He is not your traditional artist; his art is in some forms relative to black culture. He uses his creations to highlight and capture the essence, beauty, resilience and strengths of all things cultural. His use of abstract and bright vivid lustrous colors and textures can be found throughout most, if not all his paintings. Even though his art is mostly cultured, he is not biased nor does he limit himself to any

particular art form, but rather allows his creativity, ideas and inspirations flow through his artwork. David I. Muir is a photo artist, author, entrepreneur and community leader living in South Florida. His photo collections, including the critically acclaimed Pieces of Jamaica and its accompanying coffee table book, have toured in national and international exhibitions. He has owned and operated businesses in music, artist management, event production and fashion. Muir is currently part of the management team at Island Syndicate, publishers of Island Origins Magazine, and producers of "The Taste the Islands Experience". He serves on local advisory boards,

including non-profits and arts organizations, curates multiple annual Fort Lauderdale art exhibits yearly, conducts seminars for aspiring journalists and photographers, and teaches photography at Broward College.

WE’RE HIRING!

By Sheriff Scott Israel It’s not easy work, but there is no other career in the world as rewarding as public safety. Countless individuals across the country and here in Broward County diligently serve in public safety, dedicating their lives to keep our communities safe and making a difference daily, both big and small. And now you can, too! The Broward Sheriff’s Office is looking for a few good women and men to join our team as law enforcement deputies. At BSO, serving and protecting is not just a job description; it is a way of life. These deputies serve in numerous positions, including road patrol deputy, criminal investigations detective and in our special units. And as the largest fully accredited public service agency in the country, there are numerous career advancement opportunities as well. Make no mistake. Serving as a law enforcement officer comes with tremendous responsibility. At BSO, your job is more than just stopping crime – it is also connecting with our communities and forging lasting relationships with the diverse communities we serve. You will be equipped with rigorous training to handle every scenario with professionalism but also be required to bring a solid work ethic, sound reasoning and temperament and embrace BSO’s commitment to community policing, accountability and transparency. We are also seeking to fill the ranks in our Department of Detention. Each day, these men and women are charged with maintaining order and discipline among detainees in our jails — the 12th largest jail system in the country — and also with ensuring the safety of the detainees, the public and other law enforcement and detention personnel. As rehabilitation is a top priority at BSO, detention deputies also have the unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of detainees because of their close and frequent interactions with prisoners. Want to be part of BSO, but not sure becoming a sworn officer is the best fit for you? We also are looking for more individuals to join our team in the critically important positions of E911 Communications operators and Child Protective Investigations Section (CPIS) investigators. Communications operators are the lifeline between the community and first responders, and our CPIS investigators dedicate their careers to ensuring our community’s children are safe and secure. Aside from the rewarding work you will perform, BSO also offers competitive salaries, outstanding work environment and competitive benefits (including low-cost medical insurance, retirement pension and generous time off) plus numerous opportunities for advancement. Equally important, you are not just an employee at BSO — you are part of our BSO family of over 5,600 employees. You could be part of our BSO family. Join me and the rest of the BSO team by visiting jobs.sheriff.org.


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A Proud Paper For A Proud People

A year of lessons, blessings and motivation

It was mid-morning on June 4, 2018 before it dawned on me that Press Release Marketing had turned 1 year old. This edition of On The Scene is my celebration, my reflection and my motivation to continue moving forward. Without any real foresight, I originally established my marketing company in 2013 out of necessity after being laid off from my job of eight years and unable to find work. Fast forward from then to now, endeavoring to progress from hustling, to giggin, to contracts, I rebranded

and changed the name and look of my company 12 months ago. Armed with a fresh new look, a purpose statement and clearer vision, I believed that God would bless the work of my hands. Lesson #1 is an undeniable work ethic i, the main ingredient in my secret sauce. It was grit that named me 2017’s Top 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow for Legacy South Florida. It was grit that flew me to California to have lunch with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and it was grit that caused me to be a Keys to Success finalist (and ultimately) a runner up in Odyssey Media’s business pitch competition. I have hosted more shows, produced more events and created more content than most, not because I am the best, but rather because I am not afraid to work hard. We gotta work like our backs are against the wall. We are at war. Poverty is a generational curse, over-come by faith and broken by hard work. In fact, according to Entrepreneur.com, “Grit and work ethic define the journey. It is this willingness to work

that sets those apart and defines those who can achieve their dreams.” Secondly, I learned that people come and go. It’s a harsh reality, but I have made and lost new friends, hired and lost new team members and watched mentors become jealous foes. Bishop T. D. Jakes gives clear understanding of people in a sermon which is transcribed on www.arthurtoole.com/3-typesof-people-from-t-j-jakes/. There we find descriptions of the Confidant, the Constituent and the Comrade. Confidants give unconditional love, and there are only a few of them, not to be mistaken with Constituents who are not really into you but are into the causes you represent. If you are not careful, Constituents can be especially heartbreaking when they move on to other people/causes. But it’s the Comrades who are neither “for you nor are they for what you

are for – they are against what you are against. They will team up with you to help fight a greater enemy, but they will only be with you until the victory is accomplished. These people are like scaffoldings. They come into your life to fulfill a purpose, but when the purpose is completed, the scaffolding is removed. [However] don’t be upset when the scaffolding is removed because the building always remains. Somebody ought to give thanks! That is lesson # 3. Your building will remain because your purpose is a part of a much bigger picture. As such, I have learned to “count it all joy,” to never stop growing, and to enjoy the process. Make new friends (constituents and comrades alike have purpose). Embrace failure - it’s coming. Celebrate your wins (with confidants). Make your health (and your family) a priority. Give thanks and

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inspire the next generation. They will carry the torch. Thank you for reading On the Scene. Together, we have experienced the ebbs and flows of business. And it is my sincere prayer that you benefit from my lessons, share in my blessings and are motivated to keep taking your own next steps. Happy Birthday Press Release Marketing! One year old looks good on you. Crystal Chanel Press Release Marketing, LLC—

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Stay-Cation

Rum Renaissance Festival By Stephanie Fuentes If you want to have a fun “Stay-Cation” take advantage of the 10th annual Rum Renaissance coming to the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center June 9-10. This gives you the luxury to experience in your own backyard samplings of rums from Bianca and across the globe. Plus you will enjoy the ancillary rum experi-ences that come along at the festival. Rum maven and veteran traveler Robert Burr has tasted his way around the globe in search of the best rum. This year’s weekend-long event showcases premier rum brands, celebrity seminars, workshops, cocktail competitions and entertainment. For consumers, the Rum Renaissance Festival is one of the world’s prestigious savory events. That happens to take place on your intercoastal waterfront in Ft. Lauderdale. You don’t have to go halfway around the world to participate in this inspiring event.– Forbes Travel Guide Tasting rum is a sensory ex-

perience that requires some discipline and understanding of the medium to make the most of the opportunity. If you're a novice to the festival, be prepared for pirates, tiki mugs and in the words of National Public Radio “Don’t let the name Rum Fest fool you. It’s not a college beach bacchanal; it’s rum for grown-ups, for people who know that most aged rums today are distilled as masterfully as fine cognacs and single-malt Scotches.” For full details on the fun go to h t t p : / / www.rumrenaissance.com.


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Baby Shower Just For You on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Franklin Park Center, 2501 Franklin Dr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Event to educate and inform new parents about services, programs and wellness. For more info call Lois Greene at (954) 980-6154. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

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Church Revival on Wednesday thru Friday, June 13-15 at 7:30 nightly at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 869 N. W. 27 Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Pastor James Ray. For more info call Jeanette Jones at (754) 246-2036.

43rd Annual Northwest Track and Field Classic on Friday, June 8-10 at the Ansin Sports Complex, 10801 Miramar Blvd., Miramar, Fla.

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First Annual Alzheimer Awareness Mini Health Fair on Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Osswald Park, 2220 N.W. 21 Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Free! Everyone invited. Food, games, arts & crafts free gift bags For more info call (954) 708-7957. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

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Summer at your Library program with the Florida Panthers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Northwest Regional Library - Friday, June 15 – AfroCaribbean Weekend Fest from 6 to 8 p.m., at Foster Park Community Center Micro-Library, 609 N.W. Sixth Ave., Hallandale Beach, Fla. Celebrate AfroCaribbean culture and cuisine along with an interactive storytelling. - Saturday, June 16 – AfroCaribbean Weekend Fest from 2 to 6 p.m., at Hallandale Beach, Library, 3005 Federal Hwy., Hallandale, Fla. - Saturday, June 16 – Juneteenth Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 1580 N.W. Third Ave., Pompano Beach, Fla. (adjacent to library). ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

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Greater Miami Festival & Events Association Wonderous Events Sixth annual conference & exhibition on Thursday, June 21 at 9 a.m., at Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment, 4800 Palm Ave., Hialeah, Fla. Register today at (305) 651-9404.

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South Florida Black Professionals Network · The 22nd annual American Black Film Festival on Wednesday, June 13-17 on Miami Beach. · The American Black Film Festival and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau partner to host Community Film screenings & discussion on Sunday, June 17 at 10 a.m., at Lyric Theater in Historic Overtown, 819 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, Fla. This event is free to the public.

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- Fearless Caregiver Conference on Wednesday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Cooper City Church of God, 9191 Stirling Rd., Cooper City, Fla. There are limited Free tickets for Family Caregivers. Register today at Caregiver.com. Stop by the BRHPC booth to see if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. - Let’s Meet-Up on Wednesday, June 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Dania Beach PATCH, 1201 W. Dania Beach Blvd., Dania Beach, Fla. - “You” Matter Youth Rally on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Megaphone, 808 N.W. 13 Terr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

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Forth Fashion & Home Design Expo on Saturday, June 24 from 12 to 6 p.m., at ArtServe, 1530 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Vendors Needed. Free admission & convenient parking and free gifts bags for the first 50 guests. For more info call Veronica at (754) 422-0304.

Collier City Library June Community Events

- Tuesday, June 5, 12, 19, 26. Saturday 9 - 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. Entomology: Teaming With Insects (4-H & Hands of Hope). Enter the world of insects and learn about science and nature in your back yard (STEM). 2800 N.W. Ninth Ct., Pompano Beach (954) 3577670. - Monday, June 11 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Summer Learning Program Kickoff: Kid’s Music Circle: Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library Kicks Off its Summer Learning Program with an Interactive musical sing-a-long, shake-along, move-along. 2800 N.W. Ninth Ct., Pompano Beach (954) 3577670. - Monday, June 11, 25 from 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Camp Wonderopolis Symphony of Wonders: A fun, interactive, STEM and literacy-building program in a series of four sessions. This is an intergenerational program. 2800 N.W. Ninth Ct., Pompano Beach (954) 3577670. - Wednesday, June 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (Oasis) Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint: Participants will learn how to create presentations that include video, charts, animations, and more. A working knowledge of Windows is necessary. 2800 N.W. Ninth Ct., Pompano Beach (954) 357-7670.

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All Red School House (RSH) Former Students - If you attended RSH during 1968-2008. - We need your success stories! - Where are you now? What are you doing now? - We also need pictures of any RSH activities. SAVE THE DATE Thursday, Sept. 6 2018 at 6 p.m. We are celebrating 50 Years of service to the community! Banquet style, Formal Attire! Ticket will be on sale June 4, 2018 Commenorative Book ads also available. Contact Miss Gwen at (9540 4 6 2 - 5 6 2 7 redschoolgwen@bellsouth.net

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Calendar of Events at A Broward County Park

- Homeowners Association Meeting at Sunview Park, 1500 S.W. 42 Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., for all ages .Free! Join in community discussions. For more info call the park at (954) 357-6520. The park is accessible from Broward County Transit Routes #18 and 441 Breeze. - 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 Broward County Transit Routes #11 and #40. - Thursday, June 7 - Sierra Club Meeting from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 S.Lyons Rd., Coconut Creek, Fla. for all ages. Free monthly meeting. For more info call (954) 357-5198 or visit florida.sierraclub.org. The park is accessible from Broward County Transit Routes #31 and #42. - 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) 357-8700. The park is accessible from Broward County Transit Routes #11 and #36, and #40. - Thursday, June 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Gardens Park, 2841 N.W. 11 St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for all ages, Free community business. For more info call (954) 357-8700. This park is accessible from Broward County Transit Routes #11 #36 and #40. Daily Events - Mondays - Fridays (through June 8) After-School Program at Roosevelt Gardens Park, 2841 N.W. 11 St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from 2 to 6 p.m., for all ages - 6 to 12 Free. With parent or guardian permission, children can enroll in an afterschool program and participate in supervised and organized activities such as homework time, reading, indoor games, outdoor sports, and special events. Preregistration is required. Space limited. Parents/ guardians must complete a Registration Form and a Code of Conduct Form. For more info call the park at (954) 357-8700. This park is accessible from Broward County Transit Routes #11 #36 and #40. -After-School Program at Boulevard Gardens Community Center, 313 N.W. 28 Terr., Fort Lauderdale. Fla., from 2 to 6 p.m., for ages 6 to 12. Free. With parents or guardian permission, children can enroll in an after-school program and participate in supervised and organized activities such as homework time, reading, indoor games, outdoor sports, and special events. Preregistration is required. Space limited! Parents/ guardians must complete a Registration Form and a Code of Conduct Form. For more info call the park at (954) 357-6867. This park is accessible from Broward County Transit Routes #9 #22 #40 and #81. -After-School Program at Lafayete Hart Park, 2851 N.W. Eight Rd., Fort Lauderdale, from 2:30 to 6 p.m., for ages 6 to 12. Free. With parents or guardian permission, children can enroll in an after-school program and participate in supervised and organized activities such as homework time, reading indoor games, outdoor sports, and special events. Preregistration is required. Space limited. Parents/guardians must complete a Registration Form and a Code of Conduct Form. For more info call the park at (954) 357-7970. This park is accessible from Bro-ward County Transit Routes #11 and #40.


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All the scared Negroes are not dead Kevin Palmer Stokley Carmichael, also known as Kwame Ture, was not a scared Negro who lived trying to make white folk feel comfortable. In 1964, he graduated from Howard University in Washington, DC. He was offered a full graduate scholarship to Harvard University, but turned it down. Carmichael was an example of what it meant to be a courageous, intelligent Black man in an overtly racist America. His 1966 Black Power address at UC Berkeley was selected as one of the 100 most significant American political speeches of the 20th century. The entire speech

is must reading for African Americans. Some excerpts of the speech: “I maintain that every civil rights bill in this country was passed for white people, not for Black people. For example, I am Black. I know that. I also know that while I am Black I am a human being, and therefore I have the right to go into any public place. White people didn’t know that. Every time I tried to go into a place they stopped me. So, some boys had to write a bill to tell that white man, “He’s a human being; don’t stop him.” That bill was for that white man, not for me.”

The American Way of War: Evolution stops here generals, politicians and corporate elites By Robert C. Koehler America does what it wants. This is obvious, except it’s also monstrously unnerving. Let’s at least add some quote marks: “America” does what it wants — this secretly defined, self-obsessed, unelected entity that purports to be the United States of America, all 325 million of us, but is, in fact, a narrowly focused amalgam of FOUNDED IN 1971

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who value only one thing: global dominance, from now to eternity. Indeed, they’re capable of imagining nothing else, which is the truly scary part. Until this change, “peace” is a feel-good delusion and “disarmament” (nuclear and otherwise) is the butt of a joke. The American empire may be collapsing, but the war games continue. So I realized with a sudden start as I read Nick Turse’s analysis of a collection of U.S. military documents, which the TomDispatch website got hold of via the Freedom of Information Act. The documents contained a detailed description of the 33rd annual Joint Land, Air, and Sea Strategic Special Program, “an elaborate war game,” Turse explains, “carried out in 2016 by students and faculty from the U.S. military’s war colleges, the training grounds for its future generals and admirals.” The war game was wrapped around a fantasy future of “dystopian dangers,” set in 2020, in which, “as the script for the war game put it, ‘lingering jealousy and distrust of American power and national interests have made it politically and culturally difficult for the United States to act unilaterally.’” In other words, as Turse explains, quoting the war game’s summary, the threat to America’s near-future security is completely a matter of maintaining its global hegemony in the face of scientific and military advances “by both state and non-state actors” that “have increasingly constricted U.S. freedom of action.” (Read full story at www.thewestsidegazette.com)

School Shooters and CIA Torturers, all together now? By Kary Love Every CIA agent (as well as all other US Government agents and even State Officers) is required to take an oath to defend the Constitution. Preserving and protecting the supreme law is supposed to be “Job One” of every federal employee, all uniformed military, the CIA, the NSA, (the other 13 secret spy agencies), and especially including the President. Defending the Constitution is the very justification for their jobs, their paychecks and their office. They are all creatures of the Constitution and bound by oath to preserve it. This includes the Bill of Rights provisions such as the Fifth Amendment adopted as part of the supreme law since 1791 which states: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation. (Read full story at www.thewestsidegazette.com)

Additionally, “So, that the failures to pass a civil rights bill isn’t because of Black Power. It is the incapability of whites to deal with their own problems inside their own communities. We are now engaged in a psychological struggle in this country, and that is whether or not Black people will have the right to use the words they want to use without white people giving their sanction to it. We maintain, whether they like it or not, we going to use the word “Black Power.” This country knows what power is. And it knows what Black Power is because it deprived Black people of it for 400 years.

Moreover, according to Wikiquote.org, while addressing a crowd alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 1966 March Against Fear, Carmichael said, “The time for running has come to an end. You can tell them white folk in Mississippi, that all the scared Negroes are dead.” Unfortunately, not all the scared Negroes died. Some ran to Augusta, Georgia, procreated, and now their offspring are hugging newly elected racist politicians, as well as doing the bidding of influential white folk.

The war tree

In Iran and North Korea, China holds some cards

By Kent D. Shifferd Picture War, with a capital W, as a giant tree. The branches are the individual wars, some great like WWII and some just twigs, small skirmishes. These are supported by a great trunk which is, of course, rooted in the ground. The trunk comprises all the institutions that support war: most obviously standing military forces, but also the schools (ROTC, teaching a distorted version of history as a string of wars), the veterans’ organizations, the think tanks, the great corporations that supply the war materiel, the religious organizations that justify War, even our sporting and entertainment organizations. The roots are a set of beliefs about war, namely that it is we have always had it, it’s inevitable, it’s human nature, that it protects our freedom and security, that it’s ennobling, it’s a right of sovereign nations, etc. Because of this mind-set most people support War even though they may hate it. We live in a culture of war, founded on ideas and beliefs, supported by almost every social institution, and it continually yields hot wars. Roots, trunk, branches. Ever since the first peace organization was founded in 1816, people have been hacking at the branches. Some peace groups oppose particular kinds of weapons: e.g. nuclear weapons, or ICBMs, or land mines, or cluster bombs. Some peace groups are working on the overseas bases branchlet. Others on reducing the military budget or ending NATO, or fixing the UN Charter, getting a nuclear arms ban, and on and on. And there are those who are working to stop the war de jour, or to prevent tomorrow’s war de jour. I cannot fault them, but I wonder—why has all this anti-war, propeace activity not worked? (Read full story at www.thewestsidegazette.com)

By Mel Gurtov Donald Trump made his television reputation by telling people “You’re fired.” The same bullying approach now substitutes for his international diplomacy, with Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran and cancelation of the summit with North Korea the latest examples. In both cases, Trump is convinced that “maximum pressure” will eventually bring those countries’ leaders around. Far more likely is that they won’t, and China will be one of the beneficiaries. I have argued for many years that positive US-China relations create opportunities for cooperative diplomacy in Asia and beyond, whereas negative relations undermine those opportunities. Trump’s demands that China revise its trade and foreign investment practices are among the reasons US relations with Beijing are at another low point these days. Trump may prattle about his good personal relations with Xi Jinping, but the reality is that the Chinese leadership resents the strong-armed US approach and has no intention of bending to it. Instead, expect Beijing to urge continued diplomatic efforts with Iran and North Korea while increasing its influence with them and various US allies. In the Iran case, Trump hopes the re-imposition of US sanctions will lead state oil companies such as China’s to dramatically reduce purchases of Iranian oil. Under George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Europeans and just about everyone else bowed to US pressure and cut back on Iran’s exports. But that is unlikely to happen again, since all the parties to the Iran nuclear (Read full story at www.thewestsidegazette.com)

Big man politics, Africa to America By Tom H. Hastings We in the civilized, modern, savvy, worldly, urbane part of the world scoff and pity the poor African countries that can’t seem to move past a nearly village-style form of Big Man governance. Those poor benighted foolish people, still trying to learn the ways of sophisticated countries like us. I mean, when western journalists refer to the likes of Mobutu Sese Seka, the old dictator of Zaire (née Congo, now Democratic Republic of Congo), they slung the term kleptocracy, originally used in 1819 to refer to the thieving rulers of Spain. Nowadays we save it for people of color exploiting their own. Trump, however, is bringing it all home here. He’s pardoning rightwing anti-democratic criminals like Dinesh D’Souza—convicted of illegal campaign funding—and brutal strong men like former sheriff Joe Arpaio, convicted of contempt of court for his inhumane treatment of “illegals.” But in terms of sheer corruption, nothing tops his proposed pardon of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the scoundrel who tried to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat. Trump said that Blagojevich’s only problem was that he got caught, that really, this is just how politics works. True, for bottom feeders like Trump. He was clearly saying that this is how he operates, obviously, doesn’t everyone? No. Obama never had a single scandal his entire eight years in office.

Dennis Kucinich never had any as a mayor nor as a Congress member. John Lewis, none. Barbara Lee, none. The list of impeccably clean politicians may not be long, but those as corrupt as Blagojevich and Trump is a short but filthy one. From the annals of political criminal corruption, Scooter Libby stands out as a nasty suck up to war profiteer Dick Cheney, so of course Trump pardoned him. It’s not ever about justice for Trump; it’s about his Big Man transactions. Those who support me can do anything. I could shoot someone in Times Square and no consequence. Broad daylight. Murder. Easy. So all of a sudden the pure people power of Gambia last year, taking down Big Man ruler Yahya Jammeh, in power for 22 brutal years, bringing a new level of democracy to that West African nation, looks interesting. And the nonviolent uprising in late 2014 in Burkina Faso ousted President Blaise Compaoré, who was the quintessential definition of African Big Man ruler. What? As Africa climbs up the scale of democracy, the US is careening down. Big Man Trump. Is this what we want? If not, frankly, there is only one way to depose him. Elect a Congress and Senate of Democrats next fall. Articles of impeachment are already in hand. Or perhaps we haven’t descended toward sh_thole status nearly far enough, to use Trump language?

The Gantt Report The Gantt Report

Who Should You Trust? By Lucius Gantt Who should you trust? Who should you trust? You, that’s who! President Donald Trump has a strategy that requires him to describe any news report that paints a negative picture of him as “fake” news. In my observation, there are no print news reports or broadcasts that are more “fake” than the tweets that the President makes that invade the Tweetisphere almost each and every morning. Don’t get me wrong, news men and women make mistakes, columnists sometimes publish flawed opinions and media companies around the world make fundamental errors all of the time. However, no good President would ever want to be remembered for his lies, branded for his political BS or impeached for his criminal misconduct. At the same time, devils don’t care! Devilish politicians are always up to no good! Misinformation, mischief and mayhem are their calling cards. Currently on the “lie” table is the President’s proposed summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. President Trump’s recent decision to abort a summit in June 2018 with the North Korean leader left the White House scrambling to explain the outcome to allies amid fears that the collapse of talks would mean a return to heightened tensions between nuclear powers in East Asia. After President Trump pulled out of the Global Warming Accords, out of the Trans Pacific (trade) Partnership and out of the Iran nuclear agreement, why would Kim trust any kind of agreement with a Liar in Chief? After the United States got Libya to get rid of its nuclear arms ideas, Libyan Muammar Gaddafi was promptly killed by so-called rebels supported by the United States. And, “The Libya model” is what some Trump loyalists want for Korea’s Kim. My question is exactly what can America promise North Korea in return for that county’s denuclearization? Well, American money can’t be promised because most political dollars were given to U.S. billionaires by the Trump administration. America can’t promise weaponry because that would upset other countries like Japan and South Korea. I’m not a diplomat but if I were negotiating a deal for North Korea I would want the same things that the United States desires. Perhaps North Korea should ask the US to destroy nuclear missile sites. Maybe the US should allow North Korean inspections of US military bases and nuclear missile inventories. Naw, those ideas would never fly! The only scenario I can envision is a phase in of US monetary assistance and improved trade and other relations and a lengthy phase out of Korean weapons of mass destruction. Now to some good news, The Gantt Report said US youth would be a political force, but they are also becoming an economic force. Florida students recently held “dieins” at Publix Supermarkets in Florida and their efforts resulted in Publix reconsidering their advertising relationship with the NRA and other pro gun groups! Good for the students and good for parents that support their children and encourage the students to stand up and speak out against punk politicians, unjust laws and insensitive organizations and corporations!

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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”

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Gospel Music Legend Melvin Williams Gospel Music legend Melvin Williams, a member of the award-winning Williams Brothers, has received a 2018 Southeast EMMY Award nomination for Special Event Co-

verage of his new documentary, “Melvin Williams: Down Home Gospel.” The film, which examines Williams’ journey from his roots in Smithdale, Mississippi, to a stellar, five-

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BLACK Funeral services for the late Mother Anna Loretta Black – 92 were held June 2 at Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith with Deacon James Jamison officiating. Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens (Central).

ELLIARD Funeral services for the late Leroy Elliard – 63 were held June 2 at Roy Mizell & Kurtz Worship Center with Pastor Dr. Ronald C. Bell officiating.

MURRAY Funeral services for the late Rosaline B e v e r l y Murray – 60. SNEED Funeral services for the late Robert Cris Sneed – 50.

McWhite's Funeral Home BAUGH Funeral services for the late Rasheen AnnTanya Brown26 were held June 2 at McWhite's Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Fredick Thomas officiating. HARRIS Funeral services for the late Angela Mechelle Harris 47 were held June 3 at Mt. Olivet Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Lucious Hall officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens. MILLER Funeral services for the late Ruthelda Miller - 89 were held June 2 at Gate Way Church with Bishop Dr. Preston Williams II officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens. decade career in music and entertainment, will premiere nationally on PBS during Gospel Heritage Month 2018 (September) in more than 200 markets. The film initially aired on Mississippi Public Broadcasting on March 4, 2017, and January 26, 2018. The 44th Annual Southeast Emmy Awards will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. Hosted by CNN’s Anchor Fredricka Whitfield, the Southeast EMMY Awards categories honor journalists, television producers, photographers, documentary filmmakers, and others making a positive difference by connecting audiences with new ideas and trusted information. “I am honored to receive my first Emmy nomination for ‘Down Home Gospel,’” says Williams, a 19-time Stellar Gospel Music Award winner who has been singing since the age of 6. “I feel blessed to share my story and my family’s story with the world. I love gospel music, and I am on a mission to preserve its roots and culture globally.” In “Down Home Gospel,” Williams’ acoustic band performs a stirring set, ranging from freedom songs to his own Gospel hits, including “Cooling Water.” He also talks about his humble beginnings in Mississippi, his parents, three sisters, and seven brothers (one brother died a few months after birth, and his brother Frank, who founded the Mississippi Mass Choir, passed away in 1993). He also shares stories

RAMSON Funeral services for the late Effie Ann Sears Ramson– 91 were held June 2 at Roy Mizell & Kurtz Worship Center with Rev. Gregory Williams officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens. SMITH Funeral services for the late Mabel Gaines Smith - 96 were held June 2 at First Baptist Church Piney Grove with Rev. Dr. Derrick J. Hughes officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens. WILLIAMS Funeral services for the late Betty Jean Williams – 65 were held June 2 at New Mount Olive Baptist Church with Dr. Marcus D. Davidson officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens. WILLAMS Funeral services for the late Sterling Williams – 51 were held June 2 at Roy Mizell & Kurtz Worship Center with Pastor Freddie Smith officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens.

When you are weak allow the Lord to be your strength. about the family’s musical legacy, from the Little Williams Brothers to the Sensational Williams Brothers to the Williams Brothers to Melvin’s solo career, and how his brothers Frank and Huey of the famed Jackson Southernaires influenced his career. The 60minute documentary features music from Williams’ ninth solo album, “Melvin Williams: Down Home Gospel,” which will be released this fall. The documentary also features Melvin’s version of the classic “Go Down Moses,” which was described as “a Santanaesque Spanish guitar and Mavis Staples performance all rolled into one” by Don Allan Mitchell, Chair of Language & Literature at Delta State University, at two recent GRAMMY Museum concerts in Los Angeles and Mississippi. In 2011, Williams was appointed as the United States Music Ambassador to the U.S. Department of State global initiative The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad, in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center. For more information on Melvin Williams and Preserve Gospel Music, please visit www.melvinwilliams.net and www.preservegospelmusic.com. For more information, or to order tickets for the Southeast EMMY Awards, visit, www.SoutheastEmmy.com.

Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24-


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LeBron, Curry, Durant among NBA Finals stars reacting to Trump revoking Eagles’ White House visit Several players along with Kerr had plenty to say Tuesday regarding Trump’s decision to disinvite the NFL champs ited with local kids in Washington D.C. Stephen Curry: “I agree with LeBron. The way we handled things last year ... we’ll stay consistent with that.” Curry also added that he’s happy to play in the NBA, because players can “speak on what we believe.” “I’m happy to play in this league and know that we can speak on what we believe

LeBron, Durant and Curry (Internet photo) By Jack Malone Early on Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump rescinded the Philadelphia Eagles’ invitation to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl championship. Later in the day, during media availability ahead of Wednesday’s Game 3 of the NBAFinals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and other stars were asked about their reaction to the President’s decision. Most, unsurprisingly, continued their criticism of Trump. LeBron and Curry each noted that regardless of which team wins, the NBA champion this season will not be visitingthe White House. Below is a collection of the various remarks and comments from players:

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LeBron James LeBron said it was “typical” of Trump to revoke the Eagles’ invitation. He also mentioned that neither the Cavs nor the Warriors have any interest in going to the White House. LeBron James shares his thoughts on the Philadelphia Eagles being uninvited to the White House. Stephen Curry The Warriors guard reiterated LeBron’s thoughts, saying that should the Warriors win, they would stay consistent with what they did following last season’s championship. Instead of going to the White House — they were also disinvited — the Warriors vis-

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Kevin Durant The reigning NBA Finals MVP added, “What else would you expect Trump to do?” He then said that another reason for the revoked invitation is Trump knew the photo-op would look bad with so many Eagles players not in attendance. Kevin Durant on Trump/ Eagles: “What else would you expect Trump to do? Someone

says they don’t want to go to the White House and he disinvites them.” Kevin Durant offered his explanation of why Trump disinvited the Eagles: “His photo-op will look bad.” Draymond Green Green suggested that perhaps the tradition of champions from major sports going to the White House just needs to

come to an end if every team is going to get disinvited. Steve Kerr The Warriors coach said that this was another attempt by Trump to “divide the country for political gain.” Given that all of these individuals have been vocal critics of Trump in the past, it’s unlikely that this is the last we’ll hear from them in regards to the President’s decisions.


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Dotie Joseph - Candidate for Florida House District 108, inspiring students As a former Deputy City Attorney for the City of North Miami Beach who volunteers with the N.A.A.C.P. and serves on the Miami-Dade Black Affairs Advisory Board, Joseph is a longtime public servant. She is now seeking to serve the community where she grew up as State Representative for District 108. Previously, Joseph interned

with President Carter in Atlanta and, worked with Congressman Peter Deutsch on Capitol Hill, and served as an Election Protection Attorney for President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. Despite the rigors of running for office, she regularly takes time to encourage and mentor young people.

Post-MSD Massacre Task Force Issues

adequate provision for safe and secure public schools,” said Mayor Ryan. “The Task Force was unanimous that only a comprehensive approach to protecting all of our schools and our community-at-large will ever achieve the level of protection our students, teachers, families and community have a right to demand.” Link to initial report and recommendations on school and community public safety http://browardleague.org/ school-community-publicsafety-task-force/

In Georgia, Stacy Abrams made history recently by being elected the first Black female nominee of a major political party for governor. In Miami, another Yale graduate, Dotie Joseph, is part of that new wave of Black female candidates taking the country by storm this 2018 election cycle.

(Cont'd from FP) a community could do better and more to not only protect, but provide earlier interventions to prevent tragedies and violence,” said Mayor Furr. “We were fortunate to have so many important stakeholders involved, including the families and those directly impacted by the tragedy of February 14, 2018.” In addition to Broward County School Board representatives, law enforcement, fire rescue, community health experts and providers, municipal elected officials, the Task Force included Max Schachter, father of Alex Schacter and April Schentrup, mother of Carmen Schentrup, both of whom are living with the aftermath of the horrible tragedy at MSD, as well as Stacey Lippel, a teacher at MSD who was wounded by the gunman. “We dedicated staff and energy to making sure we could provide the Task Force as much information as possible and were an active participant in this process,” outlined School Board Member Patti Good. “The Recommendations touch on so much that we as a community need to do to reinforce existing policies, consider new policies and initiate a real dialogue related to resources to provide the safest and most

nurturing environment possible for educating our students and protecting them and our staff.” With the upcoming budget season for the School Board, County Commission, law and fire agencies, and municipalities, the Task Force intended to provide information necessary for decision makers and the public to be informed before upcoming budget hearings and the next school year. “This is just an Initial Report and starts the process of comprehensive action to protect the students, faculty, staff, residents schools and communities,” said Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky. “One important lesson that must be learned is that all agencies must be vigilant to prevent failures that can occur when policies and best practices are not followed.” Both Mayor Ryan and Mayor Furr emphasized that there are some strategies which can be implemented now to make our schools and community safer. But, they explained, there are so many recommendations that will require financial commitment from policy makers and the public, as well as Tallahassee’s assistance. “In the end, the Florida Constitution specifically says that education of our children in a safe and secure environment is a fundamental value of the State of Florida and it is the paramount duty of the State to make

Attorney Dotie Joseph reads to students. On May 18, 2018, in honor of Haitian Flag Day, Attorney Dotie Joseph spoke to a group of students at Thomas A Edison Educational Center in Little Haiti. She shared stories of how she had to overcome struggling to learn English, as a “Kreyol” speaking immigrant, to becoming a spelling bee champion. Using that story, Joseph told

students they had to learn to “figure out ways to overcome” academic challenge. She also shared a story to encourage students “not to let others define or limit how far you will go.” When she was submitting her applications for college, an older male postal worker, who she described as looking like Santa Claus but

Ex citing N ew T k w omen Exciting Ne Trr end: Blac Black women changing the tide of American politics Only 3 Black women currently serve in a statewide office nationwide By Jeffrey L. Boney (NNPA Newswire Contributor)

Boney says that Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams will need increased Black voter turnout to add her name to the list of Black women, who are changing the landscape of politics across the country.

Last week, the world witnessed something that had never been done before in the history of politics in the United States. Not only did Democratic voters in Georgia elect a 44year-old African American candidate as the first-ever Black gubernatorial nominee in the state, they also made history by electing the first Black woman to be a major party nominee for governor in the United States. That’s right—former Georgia House Minority Lead-

er and attorney Stacey Abrams soundly defeated her opponent, former State Rep. Stacey Evans, with an over-whelming 53 percent landslide victory; Abrams won 76.5 percent of the vote compared to Evans’ 23.5 percent. Abrams will face off against the winner of the Republican primary runoff election that will be held in July between Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp. While much of the political conversation around the country has been focused on the (Read full story at: www.thewestsidegazette.com)

with a shorter beard, reviewed the schools to which she was applying. He noticed that she was applying to schools like Yale, Georgetown and Columbia. He then looked at her, paused, and said, “those are some tough schools to get into,” and suggested that “maybe you should try applying to MiamiDade (Community College).” Joseph looked the man square in his eyes, smiled, and whipped out her Yale College I.D. card and handed it to the man. She politely explained, “Thank you for the advice, sir, but those are my law school applications, and I have already graduated from Yale University.” Turning beet red, he quickly processed her order, and handed her the receipt. Joseph thanked him and went on her way. Using that story, Attorney Joseph explained to the students that, “Some people might say that that man was prejudiced, which is not impossible, but I don’t believe that was the case. I believe that he was trying to put the limitations of his experiences on me, but he did not know me. He had no idea what I was capable of—only God and I know that.” Looking the students in the eyes, she added: “I believe God has planted seeds of greatness inside each one of you, but there will be people who will try to keep you down and keep you from reaching your purpose. Sometimes it might even be people who love you—maybe your parents, or a friend- it doesn’t matter. They may love you, but they sometimes put their limits on you based on their own personal experiences. Don’t let them! I encourage you to pursue your God-given dream or goal—regardless of what anyone else says. That’s how I became the first black attorney to ever work for the City of North Miami Beach; that’s how I became the first Black woman to serve as ViceChair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party; and that’s how you are going to be able to reach your goal as well.” (Read full story at: www.thewestsidegazette.com)

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With a focus on mentorship and leadership, the U.S. Army continues to partner with 100 Farrell Duncombe at the Salute Black Men of America to Youth Luncheon. HOLLYWOOD, FL -- The U.S. Army will continue to support the 100 Black Men of America’s mentorship and leadership efforts through its participation at the 32nd annual 100 Black Men of America National Conference. The conference will take place in Hollywood, Fla., from June 13 – 17, 2018. This is the 11th year the U.S. Army has partnered with 100 Black Men of America. At the conference, the Army will provide mentorship and leadership guidance to conference participants through sessions that will focus on developing tomorrow’s African American leaders. Army leadership will participate in key speaking opportunities that include, but are not limited to: · June 14, 2018, from 12 to 2 p.m. – “Salute to Youth Luncheon” – Brig. Gen. Kevin Vereen will share how self-discipline and strong mentorship creates both personal and professional success.

· June 14, 2018, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. – “Navigator of Your Own Blueprint” – Capt. Damon Lucas will participate on a panel focusing on pathways to better transition from college life into the workforce, empowering African American youth to better achieve their goals and succeed. · June 15, 2018, from 10:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. – “Adult Male Workshop” – Brig. Gen. Vereen will join a panel to discuss the challenges young African-American males face in their daily lives and how they can not only overcome them but achieve success. In addition to its active participation at numerous events, the Army will host an interactive exhibit area where conference attendees can engage with Soldiers to learn more about the opportunities afforded to those who serve. The Army will also present a college scholarship to Cadet Darrol Baker in the amount of $40,000. The scholarship will be presented by Col.

“Strong mentorship and partnerships lead to growing opportunity and pathways of success for African-American youth,” said Brig. Gen. Vereen, U.S. Army Recruiting Command. “Sharing the belief that mentorship breeds great leaders, the U.S. Army continues to stand strong with 100 Black Men of America in order to help grow strong leaders within African American communities.” Last year, the Army awarded more than $330 million in ROTC scholarships to students at more than 275 colleges and universities across the country. Additionally, the Army has more than 150 career paths, including in-demand fields such as information technology, engineering and health care, among others. For more information, please visit www.goarmy.com.

Pursuant to F.S.98.075 (7), notice is hereby given to the voters listed below that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections in Broward County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing in order to receive information regarding the basis for the potential ineligibility and the procedure to resolve the matter. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. If you have any questions pertaining to this matter, please contact the Supervisor of Elections at: 115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 102, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 or call: 954-357-7050. Notice is hereby given to: / At the Last known address: Jose M Alfonso 17342 SW 32nd Ln Miramar, FL 33029 Chenequa A Austin 728 Holly St North Lauderdale, FL 33068 Frank J Bay 5507 W Park Rd Hollywood, FL 33021 Natasha R Bryant 600 NW 35th Ave Lauderhill, FL 33311 Theodora Y Cohen 300 SW 20th St, Apt 4 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33315 Randy Damico 224 Markham K Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Nicole L Davis 1160 SW 30TH ST Ft Lauderdale, FL 33315 Alejandro C Deno 2955 NW 4Th St Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 Taijon J Duverger 12762 SW 50Th St Miramar, FL 33027 Willie J Forman JR 3131 N 73rd Ter Hollywood, FL 33024 Isaac C Grisset 165 NW 15Th St Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Charlotte F Katz 5824 NW 120th Ave Coral Springs, FL 33076 Linzie Lawton III 12716 NW 11Th Ct Sunrise, FL 33323 Jonathan E Makey 1250 NW 29Th Ave Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 Ruben D Oquendo 2008 SW 175Th Ave Miramar, FL 33029 John H Rembert 2734 Funston ST Hollywood, FL 33020 Mizraim Santiago 2130 DEWEY St Hollywood, FL 33020 Brandi MJ Stroman 2940 NW 24TH ST Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 Dean A Watkis 10136 SW 21St St Miramar, FL 33025

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Leroy Anderson Jr. 400 SW 71ST WAY Pembroke Pines, FL 33023 Shane A Baisden 160 NW 66th Ct Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309 Ian M Beckvermit 3825 N Federal Hwy Oakland Park, FL 33308 Dean A Butler 2405 Riverlane Ter Ft Lauderdale, FL 33312 Larry L Cox 2151 NW 7Th St Apt 1 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 Antonio Davis 2800 W Oakland Park Blvd, Apt 201 Oakland Park, FL 33311 Shanika J Davis 311 NW 42nd Ct Apt 108 Deerfield Beach, FL 33064 Hardges Dickerson 1309 NW 1st St, Apt 2 N Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 Guerland Eugene 3144 NW 19th St ,Apt 102 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 Candice D Frazier 1841 NW 6Th Ave Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Sherri L Jackson 912 NE 29Th Dr Wilton Manors, FL 33334 Carmen M Krasnick 6250 SW 18th Pl North Lauderdale, FL 33068 Jeffery B London 620 NW 36th Ave Lauderhill, FL 33311 Edward E Miannay 7501 NW 44th Ter Pompano Beach, FL 33073 Willie E Price 2780 NW 16Th ST Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 Gorman T Roberts 1698 Blount Rd Pompano Beach, FL 33069 Paul L Schumack II 7725 NW 39TH AVE Coconut Creek, FL 33073 Carrie B Thomsen 978 SW 10Th Dr, Apt 14 Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Herve P Wilmore Jr. 5100 SW 41st ST APT 214 Pembroke Park, FL 33023

Thomas Arias 701 SW 142Nd Ave, Apt 414 Pembroke Pines, FL 33027 Rita Balbirer 5747 NW 125Th Ave Coral Springs, FL 33076 Victor R Blackman 336 NW 2nd St Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Anthony J Camillo 710 SW 50th Ter Margate, FL 33068 Mekory D Crawford Jr. 1034 NW 7Th Ave Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 Della C Davis 1748 NW 18th St Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 Alexa G De Mariano 10431 NW 21st ST Sunrise, FL 33322 Matthew J Dlugosz 416 SW 15th St Ft Lauderdale, FL 33315 Antonio P Federico 5600 Lakeside Dr, Apt 388 Margate, FL 33063 Tion R Gabriel 1101 NE 3rd Ave Apt 14 Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Tyrone Jones 535 NW 12th Ave Apt 123 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 Robert J Labashinsky 2880 W Marina Dr Dania Beach, FL 33312 Eli Louis 4461 NW 60Th St North Lauderdale, FL 33319 Jo-Ann Morris 2758 NW 5th St Pompano Beach, FL 33069 Richard J Rainey Sr. 3181 W Hallandale Beach Blvd APT 404 Pembroke Park, FL 33009 Thomas Roosevelt 871 NW 34th Ter Lauderhill, FL 33311 Gail M Simpson 745 NW 15TH AVE Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 Oscar C Valdivia 10122 NW 33rd Pl Sunrise, FL 33351 Sophia E Wilson 2340 NW 13Th Ct Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311

Mitchell A Arnold 1017 NW 5th St Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 Alecia L Barnwell 11284 NW 14Th Ct Pembroke Pines, FL 33026 Karen C Blandon 5440 Lyons Rd, Apt 307 Coconut Creek, FL 33073 Rony Casimir 7130 Moseley St Hollywood, FL 33024 Colette FJ Credle 901 NE 17th St Ft Lauderdale, FL 33305 Lawanda Davis 5997 NW 56th Ct Coral Springs, FL 33067 Cathi De Rosa 600 NE 2nd St Apt 116 Dania Beach, FL 33004 Tarakiki O Dozier 6619 Winfield Blvd Apt 7-2 Margate, FL 33063 Aron J Fink 30 NE 20Th Ave Apt 5 Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 Brandon N Gill 1041 SW 30th Ave Ft Lauderdale, FL 33312 Jean Daniel Julien 4704 NW 65TH Ave Lauderhill, FL 33319 Joshua B Ladson 2920 NW 44th Ave Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313 Stephen R Lyn-Cook 13851 NW 4th St, Apt 204 Pembroke Pines, FL 33028 Owen F Nunez Severino 4171Sabal Ridge Cir Weston, FL 33331 Jimmy F Raymond 12663 SW 54th Ct Miramar, FL 33027 Matthew Rosado 11628 Royal Palm Blvd Coral Springs, FL 33065 Darvin L Smith 500 NW 21st Ave Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 Steven T Walters 329 NE 4th St Apt 4 Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 Maurice J Wright 2235 SW 80th Ter Miramar, FL 33025

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American DBE Magazine Special Issue pr of iles minority contract or prof ofiles contractor orss who built African American Museum in W ashingt on, D.C. Washingt ashington, RALEIGH, N.C. – In spring 2018, American DBE Magazine published a special edition featuring the minority contractors and suppliers who designed, built and coordinated construction of the Smithsonian

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Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Deryl McKissack, president and CEO of McKissack and McKissack—the lead project manager for the museum—said, “Our role was to manage the design and construction to ensure that the Smithsonian Institution’s intent for the building was carried out.” Numerous minority-owned firms were responsible for the design, engineering, architecture, construction and up-fitting of the iconic building. Some of the firms

highlighted in the publication include: Clark Construction Group, Freelon Adjaye Bond/ Smith Group, H.J. Russell & Co., McKissack & McKissack, and Regional Contracting Services, among others. “The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a place that mourns and honors the experience of African Americans in our nation’s history,” said Shelton Russell, publisher of American DBE Magazine. He continued: “This magazine issue celebrates our unique contributions at every level. Nationwide, there are more than 44,000

DBE firm owners and employees, and several thousand more contractors, transportation officials, consultants and DBE program administrators. The mission of American DBE Magazine is to provide information, industry news, innovations and proven Best Practices to diverse businesses, administrators and stakeholders in the DBE program.” Launched in 2013, American DBE (Diverse Business Enterprise) Magazine is an industry-oriented trade publication for individuals, organizations and stakeholders who

We all have a job to complete (Cont'd from FP)

By Mildred Keeve Who takes us when we’re very young, our hopes unborn, our songs unsung like mighty harps with strings unstring? The answer is a teacher Who corrects us when we are wrong where we are weak, who makes us strong, who helps us know where we belong? Of course! It is a teacher Who gives us, by their dedication guidance, love and inspiration and in the process education Again, it is a teacher. Behind each doctor, lawyer, preacher, statesman and president, there’s a teacher. The finger of each human creature can point with pride to some dear teacher for teaching what our parents missed. For all the things that went amiss, we simply want to tell you this – We honor you, dear teachers

At this point it doesn’t really matter because we, the controlled experiment, have no one in lab coats to come to our rescue; we allowed them to tell us who we are. We have deserted from our own self-worth, basing our identity on the roles assigned by the mad scientist, whose total mindset is to prepare and get ready his lab rats to march to the tune of an obstinate orchestrated Pied Piper. This is what happens when we move to an out of touch, out of the realm of empathy and into contingent self-esteem which is self-esteem based on the endorsement of others or on social judgements. When we take our directions or assume the positions that we let others put us in, this is what we get.

I wondered how Mary was able to stay at the feet of Jesus while her sister Martha carried on, creating a ball of confusion complaining because she felt that much more important since she was doing all of the labor and perhaps she elected herself to be in charge. I believed that Mary loved her sister and did not think that she was better than her, only that she was where she was supposed to be and that was at the feet of Jesus. Mary refused to be distracted and her spirit was content. We must stick to the task that we have been assigned to by the Holy Spirit. There are so many times that we find ourselves pulled in every direction. There are those around us who think we should be doing everything opposite to what we have been spiritually and ultimately assigned to. Our behavior sometimes causes others to dislike us, label us as

aloof, petty and selfish. People become so consumed by what they deem as necessary as opposed to the total workings for what is the good; “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28. No, it’s that we all have the same job, but we do all have a job that’s suited and already prepared for us. “Dear God in the name of Jesus. Give me the understanding to the job and task that You have prepared for me to do and the faith to see it through. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Discover the Unexpected Fellows will receive $90,000 in scholarships and stipends DETROIT — Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association have chosen six students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities for the 2018 Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship. With the help of NNPA editors and reporters, the Fellows will discover and share positive, inspirational and relevant stories from African American communities during their eightweek summer internship. The 2018 DTU Journalism Fellows are Tyvan Banks of Norfolk State University, Diamond Durant of Morgan State University, Daja Henry of Howard University, Denver Lark of North Carolina A&T State University, Natrawn Maxwell of Claflin University and Ila Wilborn of Florida A&M University. Chevrolet will award each DTU Fellow a $10,000 scholarship and a $5,000 stipend. The students will form two teams of three people, and each team will have access to a new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox during their reporting assignments. To date, Chevrolet has awarded more than $300,000 in DTU scholarships and stipends.

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2017 NNPA Discover The Unexpected Journalism Fellows pose for a photo with NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (far left), Hip-hop pioneer MC Lyte (white blouse); Chevrolet’s Diversity Marketing Manager Michelle Matthews-Alexander; Atlanta Voice publisher Janis Ware; and NNPA Board Chairman Dorothy Leavell (orange jacket). (Chevrolet) For it first two years the program included only a select number of schools, but the 2018 online submission process was open to students at all HBCUs majoring in journalism, communications, mass media or visual arts. “In 2016 Chevrolet launched

the DTU fellowship at Howard University and last year added Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “This year we want to give every HBCU student

The B.T.W. High School Foundation, Inc. awards 22 scholarships and grants

L to r: Sitting. Mary M. Jean P. Pauline G. Clement M. Elsa H. Edith A. Standing: Walter P. Delores M. Joyce M. Georgina F. Margaret G. Donald J. Herman A. David R. Carrie M. Rodney R. Carol R. John G. Juanita M. Toby G. at meeting on Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Photo by Wylene Robinson) The B.T.W. High School Foundation, Inc. (“the Foundation”) awarded 22 scholarships and two grants, valued at $27,500, as B.T.W recently concluded its 2018 Annual Awards Ceremony. John D. Glover, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Foundation, presented five Foundation Scholarships to the following B.T.W. 2018 graduates: Angelita Dieudonne who received the $2,500 Dr. Geraline Lewis Gilyard Memorial Scholarship; Jelani Scott who was the re-

cipient of the $2,000 Herbert Carter Memorial Scholarship; Brianna Bibbs who received the $1,500 Dade County Federal Credit Union Scholarship; Taneacha Brown who received the James and Elsa Hunt Community Scholarship; and Jada Curry who was the recipient of the $1,500 Anthony and Adela Glover Scholarship. Dr. Glover also presented an additional 17 $1,000 scholarships from individual donors to 2015-2017 B.T.W. graduates who remain enrolled and in good

standing with their respective universities and colleges. The two grants announced by Dr. Glover were the $1,000 Academic Grant presented to B.T.W. Principal, William Aristide, and the $500 Academic Grant presented to the B.T.W. 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year, Ms. Tia Ellis. The foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organiza-tion, established in 2003, dedicated exclusively to the enhancement and financial support of B.T.W. High School’s students, faculty, and administration.

White Teen Who Beat His Teacher’s Aide Into a Coma Released Without Bail After His Mom Promises to Keep an Eye on Him MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. — Corey David Burfield, an 18-year old white teen from Minnesota who has been accused of bru-tally attacking a Black teacher’s aide, has been allowed to return home even without posting bail only because his mother guaranteed that she will watch over her son. For 10 years, Mohammed Dukuly worked as a paraprofessional at Harrison Education Center and has been known as a great teacher who was well-liked by students. However, for no apparent reason, Burfield attacked Dukuly, knocked him to the floor and threw several punches on his face leaving him unresponsive. He was put on a ventilator in the ICU. Burfield was charged with one count of first-degree assault and one count of thirddegree assault. Last week, he

The student, Corey David Burfield, and the teacher’s aide, Mohammed Dukuly. appeared in court and he was released out of jail without posting bail after his mother promised the judge that her son won’t be a flight risk for she will look after her son. “Quite frankly, we are disappointed,” Imam Mohammed Duku-ly, the victim’s uncle, said. “For a serious case like this, I think he should’ve been on bail.”

Burfield has no criminal records yet but he had previous his-tory of violent behavior towards his other teachers, class-mates and even family. Court documents showed the teen was “involved in an un-provoked attack against four school staff with one of the staff sustaining a concussion” (Read full story at: www.thewestsidegazette.com)

with a strong voice the opportunity to report the inspiring stories from around the U.S. as they Find New Roads behind the wheel of the 2018 Equinox.” (Read full story at: www.thewestsidegazette.com)

Police arrest Black teen for sagging his pants at a movie theater in Kansas

TAYLOR WICHITA, KAN. — Alonzo Taylor Jr., a 14-year old, was recently arrested at a movie theater in Kansas merely because of wearing sagging pants. Taylor believes the manager treated him harshly because he is Black. Alonzo Taylor Jr. was hanging out with his friends last week to watch a movie at the East Warren 20 movie theater when the manager suddenly started shouted at him and threatened him that he would call the police if he doesn’t pull his pants up. Taylor told the local news station KAKE that his pants were not particularly low, but he couldn’t find a belt to wear before going to the theater. Additionally, by the time the manager approached him, he was holding a popcorn and drink he just bought from the concession stand so he found it hard to pull his pants up. “I was by the counter and he said that, ‘You’re going to have to leave. I don’t care what you did. You’re trespassing’,” he recalled. Taylor said that he was still arrested even after complying with the manager’s instructions for allegedly trespassing in the movie theater. Taylor believes he was racially profiled because he is Black. “I just don’t want my son’s record to be messed up over sagging and to be labeled as a trespasser,” Taylor’s mother, Ruth Dennis, said. She added that her son is a good kid who doesn’t really get into trouble. She’s worried the arrest record over something as trivial as having sagging pants could damage her son’s future. Taylor, meanwhile, is still shocked by the incident. “If he’s (manager) there, I honestly don’t want to go back. I’d rather go to a movie further than that,” he said. Police says they are reviewing surveillance footage of the incident and have yet to decide if the teenager would face any charges. The movie theater where the incident happened hasn’t commented on the issue yet.

touches will never change. It is our partnerships, programs and services that are continuously evolving to meet current demands,” says Adrinia Woods, who is the Director of Communications and Partnerships for the OIC. “OIC offers South Florida a unique value proposition in our ability to serve as a community-based workforce, job development, and training organization that focuses on the unemployed, the unskilled, and those with barriers to self-sufficiency due to past indiscretions in their background. OIC also addresses the vicious cycles of poverty, by partnering with local schools and government agencies in providing youth programs. Our youth programs focus on teen pregnancy prevention, academic tutoring, and career planning.” The TPP program hosted a Teen Explosion event that had an excellent turnout. “In hosting the OIC TPP Teen Explosion event, it was our goal to connect, educate, and celebrate with our youth. We did just that… In partnership with Broward County Public Schools and the U.S. Department of Health Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health, OIC of South Florida has educated over 17,000 youth within the last eight years,” Ms. Woods says about how the program turned out. “As a result, Broward County’s youth have learned about making informed decisions and taking control of their own voice when it comes to pregnancy prevention. With

the help of DJ Ivory and DJ Stichiz (from 103.5 The Beat), and QuickThePoets’ motivational talks, OIC successfully celebrated its current students’ completion of the program.” It seems as if the goal of the program to educate, connect, and celebrate with the youth was a success. There was a large crowd of youth who were at the event. It started off in the room that was full, where QuickThePoet kicked things off with a speech of encouragement, while DJ Ivory and DJ Stichiz helped to hype the crowd with music. Then, the students were broken off into stations and rotated between them. At the end of the day, the message was successfully delivered and received. The OIC will continue to deliver and guide people in the right direction. Ms. Woods along with the OIC plan to see that happen. “We plan to continue to address the vicious cycles of poverty through family strengthening. With more “paid as you learn” opportunities/apprenticeships, we can assist our clients with immediate financial support, while getting them to commit to skill-base development.” She says, “OIC of South Florida needs the help of everyone that sees the value of guiding someone to the right resources when looking to become self-sufficient. We need the help of Grandma/Granddad, Auntie/Uncle, Sister/Brother, and the Community Leaders and Organizations to tell their family member to get OIC Certified!”


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