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January 2008

Miami New Times on Chris Korge: Hillary Clinton’s Money Man, at least, one of them

Hillary Clinton's Money Man

Chris Korge has raised millions for the Clintons. His past raises questions.

By Francisco Alvarado 

Published: January 24, 2008

How much controversy because of ‘bill of rights’?


'Bill of Rights' quietly added to Miami ballot

A little-publicized Miami charter change proposal on the Jan. 29 ballot includes a gay-rights component.

Posted on Tue, Jan. 22, 2008


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Miami voters are being asked Jan. 29 to approve a 'Citizens' Bill of Rights'' that would, among other things, promote religious freedom, clean air and scenic beauty.

It would also ban discrimination on the basis of domestic relationship status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression -- though relatively few people are aware of it.[More…]

Ebony Fashion Fair ‘Glam Odyssey’ in South Florida

This is the 50th anniversary of Ebony Fashion Fair, the world's largest traveling catwalk extravaganza featuring designer looks from the U.S., France, Italy, England, Japan, Canada, Germany, Lebanon, Argentina and the Virgin Islands.

This year's theme is "Glam Odyssey: A Fashion Journey into Bliss & Beyond." This year's odyssey opened Sept. 12 in Chicago and will travel to more than 180 cities in the United States, Canada, Bermuda and Jamaica by May 2008.

Along the way, the show also raises money for local civic organization and charities. Since 1958, the Ebony Fashion Fair show has donated over $55 million to charitable organizations.

Each ticket includes a choice of a one-year subscription to Ebony magazine or a 6-month subscription to Jet magazine. Three shows will be staged in South Florida.


When: Saturday at 8 p.m.

Where: Redemption Pointe by the Lake,

2101 N. Australian Ave.

Tickets: $40.

Call: 561-844-1271 or 561-805-7900, ext. 1109

Hosted by: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority


When: Friday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m.

Where: Bank United Center at the University of Miami,1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables

Tickets: $35.

Call: 305-827-1499

Hosted by: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority


When: Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m.

Where: War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE Eighth St.

Tickets: $30 for adults and $21 for children/students

Call: 954-581-6185

Hosted by: The Charmettes, Inc.

Tavis Smiley Invites Submissions for Inspiring Volume of 'Unconditional Love Stories'

January 23, 2008

Richelle Zizian
Sr. Publicist
800-654-5126 x119
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"Love Wins," Edited By Smiley, to be Released in Fall 2008 

New York, NY ( - SmileyBooks, the publishing company founded by Tavis Smiley, has launched a national campaign to generate submissions for his next book Love Wins: True Stories of Transformation and Triumph. Smiley is the New York Times best-selling author of What I Know for Sure and The Covenant. "I believe, just as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did, that love is the most powerful and transformative force in the world; the only thing capable of turning an enemy into a friend," Smiley asserts.

Smiley envisions Love Wins as a collection of inspiring real life stories that give voice to the transforming power of unconditional love. "Too often 21st century living has a way of disconnecting us from that divine power within," says Smiley. "Love Wins is an expression of faith that we can reconnect with love's power - to positively transform each other and the world we live in." Love Wins invites people to reexamine their lives through the lens of love and share the one story that most compellingly reveals how giving or receiving love changed their life.

During Tavis' travels across the country over the years, he has been captivated by the stories of everyday people whose lives have been affected by the quiet, simple beauty of love in all of its remarkable facets. The true stories featured in Love Wins will range from 500 to 1,200 words in length. Contributors' bios will be included along with their selection and each author will receive a complimentary autographed first edition copy of Love Wins. In addition to the entries included in the book, SmileyBooks will feature additional selections on Details on the Love Wins submissions guidelines can be found by clicking on the Love Wins banner at the bottom of the page at 

In the fall of 2008 when the book is scheduled for publication, Tavis Smiley will undertake a Love Wins "unconditional love" tour, inviting regional contributors to join him at events around the country. Love Wins is Tavis' gift to those who understand and appreciate the power of unconditional love. "We believe that this book can generate a lot of healing conversation," says SmileyBooks president, Cheryl Woodruff, "because when we dare to talk about the power of love, Love Wins."

Tavis Smiley is one of the most familiar faces and voices in America. He can be seen on his PBS television program, Tavis Smiley, and heard on his PRI radio show, The Tavis Smiley Show.

Know Your History: Broward County's 'Colored Beach'

'Colored Beach' gets recognition

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James Bradley enjoys the serene view of a beach at John U. Lloyd State Park on Friday.
James Bradley enjoys the serene view of a beach at John U. Lloyd State Park on Friday.

As James D. Bradley Jr. scans the milelong strip of sand once known as ''Colored Beach,'' he recalls boarding a ferry at Port Everglades 50 years ago, or riding across the sand in his father's jeep, to join hundreds at the only place in Broward where they could swim in the ocean.

Visitors from across South Florida would come to the northern tip of Dania Beach at what is now John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, home to one of many segregated beaches once found around the state. [More...]

More Black on Black crime


Cops: Motorist shot vagrant

A homeless man was shot dead, police believe, by a motorist who had argued with him on an expressway off-ramp.

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Michael K. Harrington, 35, lived under an expressway overpass and earned money by panhandling motorists, washing their windshields and making them laugh with funny cardboard signs.

Then he approached the wrong motorist.

Police believe that a motorist who had quarreled with Harrington on Tuesday returned seven hours later, unleashing a hail of gunfire on the homeless man at Northwest 27th Avenue and the Airport Expressway off-ramp.

Harrington staggered into the intersection, collapsed and died. [More...]

Bethune-Cookman 56, Coppin St. 55

The Associated Press

Dominique Whatley scored 20 points for Bethune-Cookman, which outscored Coppin State 6-5 in overtime to take a 56-55 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victory Saturday.

Bethune-Cookman scored its final field goal with 29 seconds left to play and held on to win, keeping Coppin State from scoring a field goal over the last 4:26.

Jimmy Hudson added 11 points and John Holmes had 10 for Bethune-Cookman (7-10, 2-2). Tywain McKee scored 14 points to lead Coppin State (4-14, 0-4).

Noose found in Miami police employee restroom

Sgt. James Marshall of the City of Miami Police Department found a noose made of shoestrings in an employee restroom last week. Based on the comments to the Miami Herald's reporting of the incident, some folks still refuse to understand the symbolism of hatred the noose represents.

Of course the incident has already been labeled a hoax by some; let's just see what the investigation uncovers.

MegaPlan to revitalize Little Havana

Today's Miami Herald coverage of the review of the MegaPlan for Miami and Miami-Dade County focuses on the Orange Bowl and plans for baseball to revitalize Little Havana. Mayor Manny Diaz's ambitious plan requires continuous financial support from either citizens and/or visitors to the area. With the downward spiral of the economy, it's doubtful that needed support is probable.

In the meantime, what happens to any meaningful, sustained, probable development of a cultural and economic foundation is planned for Liberty City, Perrine, Opa-Locka and other predominantly black communities?

If blacks continue to sit back and allow Miami to grow around them…oh, well. There's an old saying that 'every tub sits on its own bottom'. Do for yourself and don't expect others to do for you.

Miami-Dade teacher fights blame in death of student

From the Miami Herald:


Kindergarten teacher in middle of accidental death probe

A Miami-Dade teacher is under investigation in connection with the accidental death of one of her kindergarten students who left school alone. Her lawyer says she acted properly.