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  1. 1. By Gary Wright, President Wright Futures Ltd T he City of Cincinnati lost both African American and White residents and has experienced changes in the ra- cial makeup of many city neigh- borhoods, according to the results of the 2010 Census that were just released. City neighborhoods on the West Side, especially parts of East and West Price Hill and West- wood, have seen substantial White flight and an increase in the Afri- can American population over the past decade, mirroring the process of racial turnover with continu- ing segregation that was common throughout the country in the 1960s. At the same time, African Americans diffused more widely across Hamilton County, increas- ing integration in neighborhoods that were once almost exclusively White. The author believes the big- gest challenge the City of Cincin- nati will face in the future will be continuing population loss in the first ring of neighborhoods around downtown. Included in the watch list for further population loss in this inner ring of neighborhoods are Walnut Hills, Evanston, Mt. Auburn, and East Price Hill. Oth- er neighborhoods farther from the city center that also experienced significant loses include Avondale, Northside, Fairmont, and Bond Hill. Downtown itself and parts of Over the Rhine are exceptions to the overall trend of population loss. Population in the heart of the city is beginning to grow again be- hind publicly supported reinvest- ment programs and a small but growing urban lifestyle trend af- ter decades of decline. The in- crease in the number of residents in downtown and Over the Rhine are small, however, compared to losses in other parts of the city. Thedeclineinpopulationinthe first ring city neighborhoods is a re- sult of many factors, among them only modest job growth and slow population growth over the past decade in the entire Cincinnati- Middletown Metropolitan Statisti- cal Area. The impact of these two regional growth factors on the in- Sign me up for a subscription TODAY! Call 1-513-961-3331 Ext. 14 News you can’t get anywhere else 75¢ APR 16.01,2011 -APR.22,2011 Subscribe TODAY! Awar d-Wi n n i n g News pap e r • A Sesh Communications Publication The Cincinnati Herald Mother Martha's Numbers are back! —A2— Visit www.thecincinnatiherald@gmail.com to read these sto- ries and others: Did Blacks fill out 2010 Census?; Activists unhap- py with U.S. inaction on racial disparity; Malcolm X’s daughters unhappy with new book, ‘Malcolm X: A Life Of Reinvention’; Ohio Statehouse commemorates the death of Lincoln; Morgan Freeman, the “Born to Be Wild” interview with Kam Williams; Farrakhan tells Black students to take their place to build God’s Kingdom. More stories at Herald website T he com- munity has c h o s e n 10 outstanding women as this year’s honorees for The Cincinna- ti Herald’s 12th Annual Neferti- ti Awards Ban- quet. The award winners exem- plify the wis- dom and inner beauty of the ancient African Queen Nefertiti be- cause of their positive contributions to the Greater Cincinnati community. The ceremony takes place on Satur- day, June 4, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m at the Westin Hotel, across from Fountain Square downtown. This year’s dynamic keynote speak- er is Rev. Virginia F. Brewster of Jer- riel Baptist Church. Our MC will be indomitable Michelle Graves. The inspirational P. Ann Everson-Price will bring her Children’s Super Choir along with Dr. Lyrica Smith’s praise dancers. Vendor tables will open at 11 a.m., while guests are serenad- ed by firefighters Kim S. White and Michael Walton of FAOx2. Doors will open at 11:30, and there will be a pre-program featuring entertainers Jakhaari Blackmon, Marissa Moore, and 11-year-old Eliza Roberts. Tickets are $10 each,or $100 for a table of 10, and are on sale now. For tickets, call 513-961-3331, x10 or 11. For vendor information, call 513- 961-3331, x17. Visit our website at www.TheCincinnatiHerald.com. For more information on the win- ners, see the special Nefertiti Awards section in the May 28 issue of The Cincinnati Herald. Race and residence in Cincinnati: a decade of change See Race, continued on page A2 SusanRussell LisaMarieHyde-Hill SheilaTaylor SharonJonesMyrnaEthridge LindaS.Kirkland SerenaR.Owens EvaRobersonPatriciaMcCollum GwenL.Robinson-Benning AndtheNefertitiAwardwinnersare… PERFORMER ElizaRoberts
  2. 2. ner city were exacerbated by the housing bubble, which subsidized a rapid expansion in new housing in suburban counties and the con- tinuation of the process of sprawl and suburbanization that began in the 1950s. This has left the city with an oversupply of housing that is obsolete in comparison to new housing on the periphery. Without an increase in jobs in the region and a corresponding increase in the total demand for housing in the region to take up the slack in the regional housing market, further decline in popula- tion in these areas seems likely. The Trends Both Whites and African Ameri- cans have left the City since 2000. The White population dropped dramatically by 17.8 percent, while the African American population dropped by a smaller 6.9 percent. The drop in the African American population was the first decade- to-decade decline in the African American population in Cincinna- ti since the first Census in 1810. Population loss in the city was widespread and greatest in the old- er neighborhoods in the first ring of older neighborhoods surround- ing the city center, in areas such as Walnut Hills, Evanston, Mt. Au- burn, East Price Hill, and North Fairmont. Population was most stable in the farthest eastern and western neighborhoods, and in parts of Clifton. Within the city, there were ma- jor changes in the racial makeup of some West Side neighborhoods. The African American popula- tion increased in many parts of East and West Price Hill and West- wood, but not enough to offset a loss of Whites in the same neigh- borhoods. Total population de- clined in most West Side tracts that experienced this shift in the racial makeup of the area. The increase in the African American population in Price Hill and Westwood also carried over into older suburban communities mostly to the north and northwest of Cincinnati, especially in North College Hill and Mt. Healthy. While the population of African Americans in the city declined, the African American population in the balance of Hamilton Coun- ty grew by 31.7 percent. In con- trast, the white population in the balance of the County declined by 8.8 per cent. At the same time that North College Hill and Mt Healthy be- came increasingly African Amer- ican while losing Whites (North College Hill’s White population dropped by 40.6 percent), there was also another trend of Afri- can Americans in smaller num- bers moving into many areas of the county that had been almost exclu- sively White. The apparent White flight and racial turnover on the west side of Cincinnati and in adjoining subur- ban communities does not neces- sarily mean that segregation is de- creasing. On the other hand, the widespread diffusion of African Americans into neighborhoods that were almost all White and where the African American pop- ulation is still small does represent a decrease in segregation. Overall, the city, Hamilton County, and the metropolitan area remain highly segregated. White population returning to the city is concentrated in just a few neighborhoods: downtown and in parts of Over the Rhine (Main street and adjacent areas), though small gains occurred in some other majority-Black areas. The most sta- ble areas of the city are White ma- jority areas on the East Side and in Clifton. The City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County are still largely defined by their Black and White populations. While Hispanics ac- count for the most population growth, nationally and the popula- tion in the city doubled, the City in 2011 is still less than 3 percent His- panic. The lone exception in Ham- ilton County to the still-small local Hispanic population is in Spring- dale, where Hispanics are already 17.5 percent of the population. The absence of a larger Hispan- ic community is significant. Unless the region begins attracting more Hispanics, overall population growth for the metropolitan area is likely to remain below the national average in the coming years. Potential Causes The pattern of population growth and decline, and the changing racial makeup of city and county neighborhoods are caused by many factors. The data from the Census is not sufficient to reach conclusions on which causes are most important, but some are clearly in play. The lim- ited ability of the local economy of the region to attract new residents and a residual amount of racism in unknown measure are certainly among them. Overlooked as a cause in pop- ulation decline in the city is the artificial increase and the subse- quent collapse of the market for new housing in the region beyond the level that could be support- ed by demand driven by popula- tion growth. For new houses to be filled, others had to become emp- ty. Furthermore, the housing stock in the city is made up of an unusu- ally high proportion of rental prop- erty in comparison to many other cities. Thehousingbubbleencouraged the construction of new housing on the edges of the area rather than the rehabilitation of older hous- ing in the center, and encouraged ownership over renting. The econ- omy of the Metropolitan area has only grown modestly, creating just enough new jobs to keep the pop- ulation growing, but not enough to sustain the demand for older ur- ban housing. The impact can be seen in the increase in vacant and abandoned property in the city’s in- ner ring neighborhoods. Data Sources All data is from the U.S. Census Bureau. This analysis compares tract- level Census data from the 2010 Census that was released in March 2011 with data from the 2000 Cen- sus to examine how the pattern of residence by race has changed in Cincinnati in the past decade. Tract data for the remainder of Hamilton County is also includ- ed. To ensure comparability with 2000, data for tracts has been com- bined where necessary. Tables also show population change by place for Hamilton County, and by County for the Cincinnati-Middletown OH-KY- IN Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Herald NEWS A2 | Apr. 16, 2011 - Apr. 25, 2011 G arnet’s words have found their way into the title — and the es- sence —of the inaugural ex- hibition of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Presented by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, “Let Your Motto Be Re- sistance: African American Por- traits” is on display at the Na- tional Underground Railroad Freedom Center Saturday un- til June 19. Made from the Na- tional Portrait Gallery’s collec- tions, the exhibition consists of 69 modern prints highlighting 150 years of African American resistance in the U.S. “Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, almost all of black America embraced Garnet’s plea to ‘let your motto be resistance,’ based on ‘the circumstances that surround you,’” said Lonnie G. Bunch III, foundingdirectoroftheNational Museum of African American History and Culture. “As we examined the photographs that comprise this exhibition, it was clearthattheyrevealed,reflected and illuminated the variety of creative and courageous ways that African Americans resisted, accommodated, redefined and struggled in an America that needed, but rarely embraced and accepted its black citizens.” “Powerful in its depiction of African American resistance, this exhibition speaks on a global level,” says Freedom Center CEO Donald W. Murphy. “While historic in its content, the exhibition is not only witness to the strength of the fundamental human desire for freedom and equality of 19th and 20th century African Americans, but also serves as a reminder of and an inspiration to those resisting and seeking freedom from tyranny around the world today.” In the context of the photographs, resistance took many forms. Working with a growing circle of African American intellectuals and professionals, photographers often challenged the prevailing view of blacks as intellectually and socially inferior. Dramatic images of labor leader A. Philip Randolph (1948) and activist Malcolm X (1963) spotlight those who confronted racism and social injustice head-on. Exhibition highlights include Frederick Douglass (1856); James U. Stead’s photograph of abolitionist Henry Highland Garnet (c. 1881); Addison N. Scurlock’s portrait of author and activist W.E.B. Du Bois (c. 1911); Underwood & Underwood’s photograph of boxing legend Joe Louis (c. 1935); Josef Breitenbach’s image of singer Sarah Vaughan (1950); Dan Weiner’s photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. (1956); and Irving Penn’s image of opera icon Jessye Norman (1983). “Let Your Motto Be Resistance” was organized by the National Museum of African American History and Culture in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery and the International Center of Photography in New York and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibition, national tour and catalog were made possible by a generous grant from lead sponsor MetLife Foundation. Additional support was provided by the Council of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. “Let Your Motto Be Resistance” is based on the exhibition of the same name that featured 100 original photographs, and was presented at the International Center of Photography (May 11-Sept. 9, 2007) and the National Portrait Gallery (Oct. 19, 2007-Mar. 2, 2008). “Let your motto be resistance! Resistance! RESISTANCE! No oppressed peo- ple have ever se- cured their liberty without resistance.” —Henry Highland Garnet– Abolitionist 1843 ‘Let Your Motto Be Resistance’ opens at Freedom Center RACE Continued from page A1MOTHER MARTHA “LUCKY NUMBERS” Pick 3—555 675 301 976 080 421 417 816 332 743 206 981 300 295 117645 801 752 Pick 4—4111, 8619, 5791, 0808, 7011 4524, 1018, 2951, 1163 Rolling Cash 5—11, 42, 8, 29, 35 Classic Lotto—2, 36, 18, 41, 14, 23, 50, 13, 26, 33, 57, 3 Additional Restrictions may apply. Credit Score and LTV may cause additional fees. 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  3. 3. By James “Jimmy the Vet’’ Mimms Herald Contributor Public service jobs are peo- ple working for the people, the governing bodies of elected offi- cials and political leaders. They are responsible for the services that they provide for its citizens. They hire people from within the people to do the jobs that the service provides. Education, recreation, sanitation transpor- tation, police and fire, are just a few of the services that the gov- ernment of the people offers for the people, by putting the peo- ple to work, for the people such as public service jobs. Federal, State, County, and City workers, people working for the people pay “taxes” too. The taxes these people pay com- prise the revenue that pays for the services the people use and as for the pay checks of these public workers, that money of the workers paycheck, it goes and buys the products and ser- vices the people they work for sell, service or manufacture. Federal State, County, City and local public workers have families too that they love, care for and feed. It is the misunder- standing as well as the misinfor- mation that is given out by those who know that this is true. The leaders of these and other strong political groups and parties who are saying that for the govern- ment to hire to put people to work in public service jobs is just another tax burden on the American tax payer. Know that this is as far from the truth as the East is from the West. All across America, there are hundreds to thousands of Feder- al, State, City and local public service workers and these work- ers pay taxes too. The politicians who are keeping this up -- bud- get busting, cutting back servic- es for the people (the ones that put them there to help them) – are now seeing the people turn against them. Public ser- vice workers pay their fair share, working, buying, products and using services the private sector jobs sell or manufacture. The Herald NEWS/COMMENTARY Apr. 16, 2011 - Apr. 25, 2011 | A3 COLUMBUS - Ohio’s Transportation Re- view Advisory Council voted Tuesday to re-allocate $51.8 million initially slated for the Cincinnati Streetcar Project.  Last year, the same committee ranked the Cincin- nati Streetcar as the top project in the State of Ohio. “While this may be a set back in the long-term goal, it is im- portant to get involved now,’’ said Rob Richardson, local at- torney, who was in Columbus Tuesday as a representative of Cincinnatians for Progress, a Cincinnati group that supports the street car project. “Our fight is continuing in full force, and we are still building rail in Cincinnati. Our vision has not changed. It is unfortunate the State has injected politics into the pro- cess. Their vision is opposite of what the people of Cincinnati want. We have a vision for pro- viding transportation choices and it’s a shame Governor Ka- sich doesn’t share that same vision.’’ Richardson says there are ways to get involved this week.  The City of Cincinnati will conduct two public hearings for the Environmental Assess- ment of the Streetcar on April 13 and 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cincinnati City Hall Council Chambers. Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and Councilwoman Laure Quin- livan offered testimony in sup- port of the Cincinnati streetcar at Tuesday’s TRAC meeting.  “The streetcar is, was and continues to be about jobs, jobs, jobs – linking our region’s largest employment centers and driving investment in Cin- cinnati’s urban core,” Qualls said. The current streetcar route would connect the 70,000 workers and 15,000 residents of Downtown and Over-the- Rhine with the 60,000 work- ers and 50,000 residents of Uptown. “The streetcar’s economic impact has been fully vetted by nationally-renowned experts,” Qualls said, citing a new study released last week that showed the streetcar would increase ac- cess to more than 100,000 jobs in the region. “Once again, the facts come down in support of the streetcar. “ The streetcar feasibility study done for the city by HDR De- cision Economics projects a $1.4 billion economic impact from the project.  “We have a plan to keep young people in our city and it’s called the streetcar,” Quin- livan said. “Some things are worth fighting for, and our fu- ture is one of them.” Streetcar opponent and Cincinnati NAACP President Christopher Smitherman said, “Governor Kasich made the right decision on not awarding Cincinnati City Council and the mayor $52 million to build a streetcar. The majority of citi- zens in Cincinnati understand the streetcar is something the city cannot afford. If you do not have the money to put wa- ter in 28 swimming pools, you do not have money to operate a streetcar.’’ Smitherman adds that the Cincinnati City Coun- cil should focus on balanc- ing the budget, as city officials will soon announce a massive 2011/2012 deficit. “This deficit will begin a broad discussion about layoffs of police officers, fire fighters, and sanitation workers, yet the City Council and the mayor are moving for- ward on building the streetcar. Bankruptcy is not progress,’’ he said. See a related article titled “Ohio’s Transportation Re- views Ohio’s anti-urban poli- cies with anti-streetcar vote’’ in the Commentary Section at www.thecincinnatiherald. com. State kills funding for Cincinnati streetcar project What ‘Public Service’ Jobs? OPEN A MACY’S ACCOUNT FOR EXTRA 20% SAVINGS THE FIRST 2 DAYS WITH MORE REWARDS TO COME. 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  4. 4. COMMENTARY/NEWS A4 | Apr. 16, 2011 - Apr. 25, 2011 The Herald C hristopher Eanes, Ar- tistic Director of the Cincinnati Boychoir, and Monna Beckford, Resource Coordinator for the Hoffman- Parham Elementary School in Evanston, are pleased to an- nounce a pilot program to intro- duce choral music to third- and fourth-grade boys in conjunction with the after-school program. The classes will be free of charge to students and run for six weeks, beginning in April. The program, an extension of the Boychoir’s Cincinnati Sings! out- reach initiative, has been funded by an anonymous donor. The Cincinnati Boychoir was originally founded as the All City Boychoir under the auspices of Cincinnati Public Schools in 1965. Currently, boys from the Greater Cincinnati area attend weekly rehearsals and perform 35-40 concerts per year. The mis- sion of the Cincinnati Sings! out- reach program is to make music available to boys throughout the city, particularly those who do not have access to an extensive music curriculum. William Houston, an alum- nus of the Cincinnati Boychoir, currently serves as the music spe- cialist at the Hoffman-Parham School. Houston sees 800 hun- dred students every other week, and has been instrumental in setting up the program with the Boychoir. The program will continue into May, and be re-run in the fall at additional locations. For more information contact Christopher Eanes, Cincinna- ti Boychoir, christopher.eanes@ cincinnatiboychoir.org or vis- it www.cincinnatiboychoir.org, (513) 396-7664 Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney—Publisher Dan Yount—Editor-In-Chief Crystal Kendrick—Events Editor Linda Wright—Copy Editor GWC—Design Editor Ozie Davis III—Sports Editor Walter L.White—Advertising Director Andrea Laudat Blackmon—New Business Director Wade E. 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Union ac- tivists joined with us to call for protecting Ohio’s low income and middle class. The People’s Empowerment Coalition of Ohio and Contact Center joined with One Ohio Now and Advocates for Budget Legislation Equality to send a clear message to the Ohio Gen- eral Assembly that they will be watching and will do all they can to save programs that are in the direct path of the govern- ment’s budget cutting ax, said Lynn Williams, Statewide Orga- nizer for The People’s Empow- erment Coalition of Ohio. Williams said the Contact Center and the People’s Em- powerment Coalition of Ohio are especially concerned about the following budget cuts con- tained in HB 153 (State Budget Proposal for 2012-2013): —Proposed $0 funding of Federally Qualified Health Clinics. Community health care clinics are a health care safety net for thousands of uninsured people across Ohio, and right here in Cincinnati, who other- wise could end up in far more expensive emergency rooms. Contact Center frequently refers uninsured people to get help for dental pain, high blood pressure and even diabetes at the neigh- borhood health care clinics, thus avoiding trips to the hospi- tal emergency rooms. —Complete elimination of the Kinship Permanency In- centive Program that provides help to kinship caregivers across Ohio. Kinship caregivers (rel- atives who take in related chil- dren) save the State of Ohio thousands of dollars by not plac- ing the children in far more ex- pensive foster care. —Reduction in child care voucher eligibility to 125 per- cent of Federal Poverty Level. Child care is essential for par- ents to work, yet can be extreme- ly expensive to provide out of pocket. In addition to the cost factor, quality child care centers are a tremendous investment in helping the adults of tomorrow reach their full potential. Quali- ty child care programs help low- income children catch up with middle-class children when they reach school years. However, some items con- tained in the Governor’s Budget Proposal are very helpful and as hearings approach, Contact Center and the People’s Em- powerment Coalition of Ohio will be testifying in support of them, she said. Those items include: —Helping seniors and dis- abled persons receive more help to stay in their own homes in- stead of ending up in nursing homes. “We have been advocat- ing for this for a long time and we are thrilled the Governor is listening,” stated Marty Zinn of Athens and a member of the People’s Empowerment Coali- tion of Ohio. Zinn advocates for people with disabilities in South- east Ohio. —Early release on parole and lighter sentencing of non-vio- lent offenders —More help for prenatal care with Help Me Grow —Protecting the Medicaid Program that helps low-income, disabled, seniors and children in Ohio. The afternoon included Leg- islative visits with Ohio House and Senate members and their aides. Contact Center members were met by Senator Eric Kear- ney of Cincinnati, who has con- sistently expressed strong support for kinship care. “The highlight of the whole day was speaking with my Senator,” commented a Contact Center member on the bus trip back to Cincinnati. Call 1-513-961-3331 Ext. 14 or fax your subscription to 1-513-961-0305 3440 Burnet Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45229 Bill me Payment enclosed Fax 1-year subscription for $30.00 Name Address City State Zip Phone E-mail News you Can't Get Anywhere Else!!! THE MONEY LADY| Do you need a safe deposit box? By Michelle Graves The Original Money Lady Y our home, in all probabili- ty, is not a safe place for all of your valuables. Securi- ties, precious metals, rare coins, important papers, any number of collectibles or other expensive items could be destroyed by fire or carried off by a thief, or simply misplaced. For many people, a safe depos- it box can allay such fears. But finding one should not be a lot- tery-type decision. Smart con- sumers will shop around. In recent years, the choices have broadened greatly. The most log- ical place to start your search for a safe haven is the place where you do your banking. However, many banks have raised the price on safe deposit boxes, compared to several years ago. The prices at some institu- tions are 20 to 100 percent high- er. Annually, the smallest 2” x 5” x 24” box might run from $16 to $18.50. A larger 10” x 10” x 24” box could vary in price from $75 to $125. Check your local rates. Most banks also require that you are a current bank customer to rent a safety deposit box. Partially due to the popularity inpreciousmetalsownershipand the rise in precious metal values, there is sometimes a shortage of large safe deposit banks in major metropolitan banks. While bank safe deposit box- es provide security unobtain- able at home and generally offer the convenience of doing your safekeeping where you do your banking, there are drawbacks: storage capacity is limited by box size, and access is tied to bank- er’s hours. Herein lies the back- bone of the private security vault business, which disappeared in the early 1900’s and re-emerged in 1970. There are now 108 pri- vate vaults open, covering nearly every state. Private Vault. Private vaults are appealing because they are larger, often room size storage areas and have sophisticated se- curity and non-banker’s hours, seven days a week. Most are gen- erally accessible round-the-clock by appointment. Some are dec- orated luxuriously and provide high-security conference rooms for coin or art transactions. What to store. As a general rule, nestle away everything you can not afford to lose in a safe de- positbox.Storeimportantpapers, such as marriage certificates, army discharges, citizenship pa- pers, mortgages, leases, business agreements and passports, along with keepsakes and family heir- looms. Jewelry and collectibles, such as coins, precious metals and stamps, are the best candi- dates for safekeeping. If you find your collectibles are a tight fit for bank boxes, most private vaults have boxes large enough, for ex- ample, to hold firearms collec- tions, and have temperature and humidity controls for the muse- um safe storage or stamp collec- tions and artwork. Also harbored in private vaults are microfilm and computer data tapes. Some valuables are better off outside a safe deposit box . Heading that list is cash. It can be easily construed as an evasion of taxes if found during an estate inventory. Besides, that cash is better off invested. Just as im- portant, a safe deposit box is not the right place for a will. A copy, yes. But the original should be immediately accessible upon death. Otherwise, when a box is individually owned, a court or- der may be required to retrieve the will from the box. Instead, keep a will with your lawyer or your bank if the bank is named executor. Likewise, because of potential time delays, keep cem- etery deeds, burial instructions and insurance papers at home. I strongly recommend you pre- pare a “Personal Instructions to the Family” and store a copy with your attorney or banker. Your agent can easily replace insurance papers in case of fire. However, it is a good idea to have a list of all insurance policies. In- cluded should be the name of the company, the type of insurance, the policy number and name of agent. Your financial planner will be happy to compile this list- ing for you, and a copy should be kept in your safe deposit box. Bonds and securities are on the “maybe” list. It is safer to store them at a vault than at home. But, from a security and convenience standpoint, they might be better off in a custodi- al account at a bank or held by a brokerage firm. Think twice about storing property belonging to someone else in your box. When a box is opened in a probate case, the real owner must prove to the court that the property is his, not the estate’s. To avoid this snag, the property of other persons (in- cluding your children or grand- children) should clearly estab- lish ownership on the article itself or on an inventory list and include the date gifted. Not Foolproof. While secu- rity consultants agree that a safe deposit box is the best place for valuables, boxes are not 100 pe- recent foolproof. Safe depos- it box robberies continue to be rare, but a number of spectacu- lar break-ins in recent years have raised security questions. The FDIC does not insure loss from safe deposit boxes and in the event of a break-in, box holders must prove a facility neg- ligent in order to recoup losses. This task is not easy. Neverthe- less, a safe deposit box has prov- en to be a safe, reliable venue for protecting your valuables against loss -- much safer than storing items in between the mattress, hiding them in a freezer or bury- ing a metal box underneath a fa- vorite tree. Michelle Y. Graves Michelle Y. Graves, “The Money Lady”, has been a frequent contributor on financial issues to the Cincinnati Herald. She is a member of the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame and can be reached on her website www.michellegravesonline.com —What to store— As a general rule, nestle away everything you can not afford to lose in a safe deposit box. Michelle Y. Graves Contact Center rallies for economic safety net at Statehouse Cincinnati Boychoir to provide free after-school music instruction at Cincinnati Public Schools T he Cincinnati Board of Ed- ucation passed a resolution at its April 11 public meet- ing to create a task force to lead the district’s African-American Male Initiative, designed to improve out- comes for African-American and other at-risk males in Cincinnati Public Schools. The initiative and its task Force will research, develop and imple- ment a series of programs result- ing in measurable improvements in academic achievement, pro- motion rates, graduation rates, and college and career readiness. Programs also will focus on social skills development, good citizen- ship, improved health and well- ness, and financial literacy. As an initial strategy, the ini- tiative will launch Young Men’s Clubs in 10 Cincinnati Public Schools -- five high schools and five elementary schools. The strat- egy will support African American and other at-risk males and ulti- mately serve as a national model for improving outcomes for at-risk young men. Across the nation, African American males are underper- forming academically at such trou- bling levels that the situation has been labeled a “national catastro- phe” by the Council of the Great City Schools. In Cincinnati Pub- lic Schools – despite overall district progress in raising academic results and graduation rates – African- American males mirror the nation- al trend. And they are not alone. Male students, as a whole, are un- derperforming in Cincinnati Pub- lic Schools: CPS Graduation Rate in 2009 was 82.9 percent; CPS Af- rican-American Male Graduation Rate in 2009 was 74 percent; CPS White Male Graduation Rate in 2009 was 80.4 percent. The Cincinnati Board of Edu- cation has named the following to its African American Male Ini- tiative Task Force: Leonard Dean, Parents for Public Schools; John Garner, Director of Young Father’s Program for Cincinnati Commu- nity Action Agency; Don Luckie, Cincinnati Federation of Teach- ers; Brian Neal, program director for SEED Foundation; Nate Fos- ter, associate director of End Zone Club; Charles Hassel, parent; Paul McMillan, outreach coordinator for Woodward Career Technical High School; Brian Neal, Program Director, SEED Foundation; Stan Ross, community representative; Eric Thomas, director of CPS Office of Innovation; Chris Nelms, Cin- cinnati Board of Education; Jamin Penick; coordinator of Young Fa- ther’s Program for CAA; and Aud- ley Smith, counselor at Shroder High School. CPS launches initiative targeting at-risk males Will Wallace and Phillip Jacobs participated in the Statehouse rally. Photo provided W.E. Neighbors United Against Violence will be hosting a “sit out” on Saturday, April 16, from 3-6 p.m. at the corner of Liberty and Linn St. at Stanley Rowe Towers. Bring your lawn chair. For more information, contact Doris Rockingham at 513.381-2103 or Cassandra Rob- inson at 513.559.5586 WE Neighbors United Against Violence Sit-out on April 16
  5. 5. The Herald NEWS Apr. 16, 2011 - Apr. 25, 2011 | A5 COLUMBUS – Ohio House Democratic Mem- bers from the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus and House Demo- cratic Women’s Caucus were re- cently joined by Policy Matters Ohio at a Statehouse press confer- ence to express their concerns over data which shows that Senate Bill 5, the anti-working family legisla- tion, will disproportionally impact women and minorities. A study completed by Policy Matters Ohio, a non-partisan policy research insti- tute with assistance from the Eco- nomic Policy Institute, shows that taking away the rights of workers to bargain will not only hurt wom- en and minorities. It will also hurt Ohio’s economy. Speaking on behalf of the OLBC, State Representative San- dra Williams (D-Cleveland) said, “Senate Bill 5 will harm all pub- lic sector workers and in particular the 18.5 percent African American public sector employees who are struggling to provide for their fam- ilies in the wake of the economic recession and rising food and gas prices.” State Representative Alicia Re- ece (D-Cincinnati) says a statewide petition drive to overturn SB5 will soon be underway, with 231,000 valid signatures necessary to get the issue on the November ballot. “Any local official who supports SB5 is not ready to be our represen- tative,’’ Reece said. Just last week, Reece discussed recent state legislation and present- ed specific information about the impact of Governor John Kasich’s proposed budget cuts to a local au- dience at a Cincinnati NAACP fo- rum at Unity Baptist Church in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Evan- ston. The state budget is expected to be passed in June. A summary of Reece’s presenta- tion follows: - K-12 EDUCATION: Ka- sich’s budget would cut funding to schools by $3.1 billion. These cuts would result in fewer teach- ers, larger classes for our children or more school levies and higher property taxes. According to Inno- vation Ohio, these cuts could im- pact 7,149 teachers and would like- ly result in significant layoffs. The budget would significantly increase the number of charter schools and vouchers. Itwould also allow un- derperforming schools to be taken over by parents with majority vote of the parents. -LOCAL LIBRARIES: The bud- get would cut funding for local li- braries by $168 million. -HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: Cuts would be made to county departments of job and family services programs and the child care program. ODJFS esti- mates that each would be cut by approximately $80 million annu- ally. The budget would make cuts to the state Medicaid program in- cluding cuts to Disability Cash As- sistance, Adoption Services, Prena- tal Care, and Early Child Care. - PUBLIC TRANSPORTA- TION: The budget would provide $20 million to public transit agen- cies statewide. -AFRICAN AMERICAN COM- MISSION: The budget would eliminate funding for the Commis- sion on African-American Males, an organization created to address social, economic, and education- al problems that affect the Afri- can-American male population in Ohio. Reece says there is more to come asRepublicansinColumbusbegan working on cutting state funding to local governments last week. “If lo- cal governments think the state government cares about you, they will soon discover the state govern- ment is going to use you,’’ she said. Other proposals include priva- tizing state owned and operated as- sets such prisons and colleges, and even the Brent Spence Bridge con- necting Cincinnati to the airport, she said. Reece said other issues involve establishing a uniform method of counting provisional ballots in Ohio. She introduced legislation to do this as a result of the dispute over 849 provision ballots that were thrown out in the Hamilton Coun- ty Juvenile Court race. The bill was introduced on Feb. 1 and is fi- nally being heard this week by the State Government and Elections Committee. Also, the newly proposed House Bill 159 that would require voters to present a photo ID when voting would make it harder for people to exercise their right to vote by requir- ing them to present a government- issued photo ID, such as a valid driver’s license, when voting in per- son, Reece said. The bill was voted out of the Ohio House on March 23. Many Ohioans do not current- ly have a government-issued pho- to ID that would meet the bill’s requirements, and they would be disenfranchised. Consider the fol- lowing: 887,000 of Ohio’s 8 mil- lion registered voters may lack a government-issued photo ID and 25 percent of voting-age African Americans do not have a govern- ment-issued ID. Racial minorities, the working poor, students, the el- derly and people with disabilities are twice as likely to lack a non-ex- pired government-issued ID. The impact of Senate Bill 5, which eliminates collective bar- gaining rights of public employees, would hit minorities and women the hardest, say Reece and others in the Legislature. According to research from Pol- icy Matters Ohio, women and Af- rican Americans are more likely to be employed in public sector jobs in Ohio. While more than 15.4 percent of all Ohio workers are em- ployed in the public sector, the re- search concludes that women and African Americans are more likely to be employed in these public po- sitions. Out of 709,731 public sec- tor workers in 2008-2010, 407,681 or 57 percent are women. The study also breaks down the demographics of public sector workers and shows that women and African Americans are employed at higher percentag- es than typical in the Ohio labor force. Approximately 18.5 percent of working African Americans were employed in the public sector. For working African American women, nearly 20 percent were employed in public sector jobs. Also, Innovation Ohio, a pro- gressive think tank headquartered in Columbus, released an analy- sis last week which finds that pass- ing the Kasich Administration’s pro- posed two-year budget could mean a direct loss of 51,052 existing Ohio jobs. Job losses of that magnitude - which are more than double the 22,000 jobs that have been creat- ed since Gov. Kasich took office - could easily stall the state’s still-frag- ile economic recovery. Reece’s father, Cincinnati busi- nessman and activist Dr. Steve Re- ece, who also spoke at Unity Bap- tist, said Republican efforts to destroy the state’s middle class pop- ulation is aimed at defeating Presi- dent Obama in Ohio in his re-elec- tion bid in November. “It's time for the community to shift into survival mode,” he said. Alicia Reece said, “All of the ac- tion is now in Columbus, and they are throwing everything at us all at once.’’ She noted how she and oth- er Democrats are ignored in the processes. “We are told that they will discuss the proposal with us af- ter it passes, but for the time being just stay out of the way,’’ she said. She and other representatives were locked out of the Capitol building during the recent massive protests, and some elected officials were threatened with being arrested at that time, she said. POLITICS| Reece, others say minorities to be hit hardest by recent state legislation, budget plans State Rep.Alicia Reece holds Ohio Senate Bill 5 as she discusses other state issues at a forum at Unity Baptist Church in Evanston.Photos by DanYount The Hamilton County Bo- ard of Elections met in an emer- gency meeting Monday to appe- al to the U.S. Supreme Court a U.S. 6th Circuit Court ruling that directed the board to count 270 provisional ballots cast in the Hamilton County Juvenile Court disputed election of Nov. 2. Those provisional ballots re- mained uncounted because they were cast at the wrong pre- cinct in multiple-precinct pol- ling locations due to poll wor- ker error. John Williams, the Repu- blican candidate for Hamil- ton County Juvenile Court le- ads Democrat candidate Tracie Hunter by 23 votes in the dispu- ted Nov. 2 election. However, many of the uncounted provisi- onal ballot in question were cast in polling places that have large registrations of Democrats and counting them would likely be- nefit Hunter. Board Democrats Tim Burke and Caleb Faux opposed the ac- tion to appeal the Circuit Court ruling. Juvenile Court election impasse may go to U.S. Supreme Court FREE Admission for ‘Almost Saved’ Gospel stage play April 15 April 30 State Rep. Sandra Williams, Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Spokesperson ‘Almost Saved,’ the hilarious Gospel stage play is coming to the Tri-State April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at New St. Stephens Com- munity Church, 2315 Park Ave. 45206 and April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Word of Deliverance Family Life Center, 693 Fresno 45240. FREE admission; free will offer- ing taken. “Mary’s in church. She’s almost saved…but she’s got man trouble. She’s “99 ½ and a half of that. Don’t miss it!” Call 513-225-5853. 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The proposal comes after city officials agreed to close 22 public pools as one of many cuts to eliminate a city budget deficit for this year. Pools in the following neigh- borhoods are scheduled to re- main closed this summer as a re- sult of the 2011 city budget that was approved in December: Bond Hill, Bush, Camp Washing- ton, Dempsey, Dickman, Evan- ston, Fairview, Filson, Hartwell, LeBlond, Lincoln, Madisonville, McKie, Millvale, Mt. Adams, Mt. Washington, Oakley, Pleasant Ridge, Ryan, Spring Grove Vil- lage, Winton Hills,and Ziegler. However, the City Recreation Commission’s Save Our Pools campaign and neighborhood fundraising efforts, which contin- ue through April 15, will make it possible to open some of those pools, said CRC spokesperson Bunny Arszman. Decisions concerning what pools to open will be made on a tier list that ranks attendance, pool conditions and other factors, she said. Those decisions will be made once a total is available next week of the funds that have been raised. Donors can contact their neigh- borhood community council to donate locally or donate through the Save Our Pools campaign by visiting the CRC’s site at www. SaveCincyPools.org. Cincinnati NAACP President Christopher Smitherman com- mended neighborhood organiza- tions that have raised the money from residents and small business- es to keep some of the pools open. “However, we believe that Cin- cinnati public swimming pools are critical to the quality of life of Cincinnati families. I am confi- dent that each neighborhood will receive our children and parents with open arms,” Smitherman said.
  6. 6. The Herald NEWS A6 | Apr. 16, 2011 - Apr. 25, 2011 Article and photos by Paul Booth and Martin Booth, Cincinnati Herald Contributors By Paul Booth T he 11th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama, led by Con- gressman John Lewis, under the aus- pices of The Faith Politics Institute, was one of the most inspirational, moving, and powerful experiences that I have had. I was privileged to have our youngest son Martin, a junior in college, to accompany me on this unforgettable experience. I wanted him to see where the saints have trod. More than that, I wanted Martin to understand and see for himself his own history and his respon- sibility to those who made it happen, who made a way out of no way, and paved the way for him to enjoy freedom without fear. Congressman John Lewis and The Faith Politics Institute have led bi-partisan, in- terfaith Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrim- ages to Alabama for a number of years. To this present day, the pilgrimages invite mem- bers of the U.S. House and Senate to relive and experience the challenges and victories of the Civil Rights Movement. Members of Congress who have participated in the pil- grimage have said they consider it to be one of the most valuable experiences they have had while in Congress. The pilgrimages bring together people across political, religious, and racial lines, creating opportunities for engaged and re- flective dialogue on the accomplishments of the Civil Rights Movement and its place in history. Over the three days, we visited sites in Birmingham, Selma and Montgomery where conscience, courage, conviction, and faith changed a nation. These sites included: in Birmingham, the 16th Avenue Baptist Church, where the 1963 senseless, cowardly bombing claimed the lives of four young, innocent girls; and Kelly Ingram Park, where children and young people faced the fire hoses and dogs unleashed on them by Birmingham’s Direc- tor of Public Safety Bull Connor. In Montgomery, we stood at the bus stop where Rosa Parks’ refusal to obey unjust laws launched a movement. We sat in the sanctu- ary of First Baptist Church, where Dr. Mar- tin Luther King Jr., Rev. Ralph Abernathy and the Freedom Riders were surrounded by an angry mob outside the church doors. We sang in the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, where Dr. King preached and practiced the philosophy of nonviolent protest. We walked across Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, walking in the footsteps of the very brave men, women, boys, and girls who, on Bloody Sunday 46 years ago, marched for the right to vote only to face police wielding clubs, tear gas, and whips. These historic landmarks stand as a testi- mony to the faith of committed people, who with great courage, stood up to oppression and inequality, who met violence without retaliation, and whose heroic, unselfish acts changed the backward politics of a nation. In making a pilgrimage to these sacred plac- es, we pay tribute to the sacrifices that were made and acknowledge that the struggle for freedom, justice, and equality continues. On this journey, we learned that we must look back in order to move forward. We learned that we stand on shoulders of the brave men, women, and children who sacri- ficed their personal freedom and safety and gave their lives for a cause they believed in. This was not simply a tour, but an oppor- tunity to search the depth of our souls and accept the challenge that we cannot rest un- til we have done our part to see that “justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.” We are debtors. The freedoms that we have today were paid for by the blood, sweat, toil, and tears of those who have gone before us. They did not back down, they did not dis- appoint us. We must not retreat and we must not let them down. By Martin Booth Alabama served as a battleground for the African American struggle. Ingrained in the land are the stains of blood, the stench of sweat, and tears of the Civil Rights pioneers who led the way so that African Americans today could have the rights granted to all Americans in the Constitution.   Since my birth, the Civil Rights Move- ment has always been around me. My namesake Martin Luther King Jr. has be- come my role model, whose characteris- tics I try to emulate in my everyday life.  At a young age, I was told stories of how Mar- tin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks played an instrumental role in the Civil Rights Move- ment. Historic events, such as the Mont- gomery Bus Boycott, the sit-ins and the March on Washington paint a vivid image of the African Americans’ undying fervor to realize what freedom truly is.   As an African American male at the age of 20, I have not only gained inspiration from their feats but I can better appreci- ate the sacrifices that were made so that I could go to institutions of higher learning, and to vote. Furthermore, I have learned that the success of the African American race was due to our faith and our inability to hear the word “no.” Our mentality that African Americans deserved to be in posi- tions of leadership, to have quality educa- tion and to live the American dream helped us realize our race’s true potential. With the recent election of Barack Obama, Blacks all over America have become inspired to work harder, to dedicate themselves with the real- ization that African Americans are capable of great things and that we can truly make a difference. This year, I had the opportunity to take a Pilgrimage to Alabama where I was able to see tangible evidence of the Civil Rights Movement. From Birmingham, where Mar- tin Luther King was incarcerated to Selma, where Bloody Sunday occurred, I was able to envision the journey that African Ameri- cans before me had endured. A mass of people gathered together to cel- ebrate the lives of the Civil Rights leaders and the results that came from it. As I walked across the Edmond Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, there was a contagious energy that fell upon me. Black and Whites were walking together hand in hand, a goal that Dr. King and Rosa Parks had only dreamed about. Singing the words of “We Shall Over- come,” I looked over at Terri Sewell, the first Black congresswoman to represent Al- abama holding hands with her fellow con- gressman and congresswoman and realized this is what the Civil Rights Movement was about. It was about the harmony that we can have with our fellow man, but more impor- tantly about the sacrifice that led to the suc- cess that we can experience if we are persis- tent and keep the faith. Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth’s words in 1957 still challenge us today. “No man can make us hate; and no man can make us afraid. We know that the struggle will be hard and costly; some of us indeed may die; but let our trials and death -- if come they must -- be one more sacred installment on this American Heritage for freedom; and let history and they that come behind us, re- joice that we arose in strength, armed only with the weapon of Love, and stood where men stood and removed from American So- ciety this cancerous infection of Segrega- tion and 2nd class citizenship.” God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, thou who has brought us thus far on the way; thou who has by thy might, led us into the light, keep us forever in the path we pray. - Excerpted from “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (The Negro National Anthem) Boothsreflectonacivilrights pilgrimagethroughAlabama INSET: Sculpted images of police dogs used on civil rights demonstrators appear to be leaping out of a wall in the Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham. ABOVE: Paul Booth, at left, and his son, Martin Booth, at right, spent time with civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis, center, of Alabama, who led the pilgrimage. Lewis was badly beaten by police during the historic walk across Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma in the 1960s. Routeofthe11thCongressional CivilRightsPilgrimage The 11th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage toAlabama visited the 16th Avenue Baptist Church in Birmingham, where a program and wreath-laying ceremony were conducted to honor the victims of the bombing of that church.The group then visited Kelly Park and toured the Civil Rights Institute,where civil rights leaders Sarah Collins Rudolph,Rep.John Lewis,and Rep.Spender Bachus shared their memories during a dinner program. In Montgomery the next day,the tour included a visit to the Rosa Parks Museum,DexterAvenue King Memorial Baptist Church,a wreath laying at the Civil Rights Memorial,a tour of the Southern Poverty Law Center,a luncheon program about the Freedom Rides and the Non-Violence Revolution at First Baptist Church,and a dinner and program at Montgomery Museum of FineArts. On the third day,in Selma,the itinerary included a tour of theVoting Rights Museum,a visit to the Edmund Pettus Bridge,worship at Brown ChapelAME, and a re-enactment of the 1965 march across Edmund Pettus Bridge. A statue of Birmingham civil rights icon Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth Sr. is found at the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham. Martin Booth met famed civil rights lawyer Morris Dees, at right, at his offices in Montgomery,Ala., during the pilgrimage. Members of the 11th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama laid a wreath at the 16nth Avenue Baptist Church in Birmingham, where a bombing in 1963 killed four girls. Martin Booth is shown at the Edmund Pettus Bridge prior to a commemorative walk across the bridge where civil rights marchers were beaten by police. Among the pilgrimage group and at right are civil rights leaders Rev. Jesse Jackson of Chicago and Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina. LEFT: Birmingham civil rights icon Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth Sr. and his wife Sephira met with Martin Booth, shown above, and his father Paul Booth when the Booths were in Birmingham.
  7. 7. On150thanniversaryofthestartoftheCivilWar… CivilrightsleaderJulianBondtracesracialprogress ‘FromCivilWartoCivilRights’ F or most of my adult life, I have been engaged in what once was called “race work” – fighting to make justice and fairness a reality for everyone. The racial picture in America has improved re- markably in my lifetime, so much so that a Black man has been elected President of the United States, an unthinkable development just a few years ago. But paradoxically, Barack Obama’s victory in 2008 has convinced many that all racial barriers and restric- tions have been vanquished and we have entered ra- cial nirvana across the land. I am here to dispel that notion and, in the process, discuss the challenges that we face in the area of civ- il rights. Those who say that “race is history” have it exactly backward – history is race. America is race – from its symbolism to its sub- stance, from its founding by slaveholders to its rending by the Civil War, from Johnnie Reb to Jim Crow, from the Ku Klux Klan to Katrina and Jena. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, the war that claimed more Ameri- can lives than all other wars combined in our nation’s history. Nothing forces us to confront the centrality of race to our past as much as the Civil War. And nothing forces us to acknowledge its continued centrality to our present more than the refusal by some, after 150 years, to admit that the war was about slavery. Whitewashing of history The whitewashing of history was on full display af- ter the newly elected 112th House of Representatives opened with a reading of the Constitution – omitting its condoning of slavery. The founding fathers may have tried to form a more perfect union, but they weren’t perfect and neither was their founding document. The reading of the Constitution was interrupted when a screaming woman in the gallery questioned Obama’s citizenship. Both our response to the nation’s first Black presi- dent and the response to the Civil War’s anniversary confirm that we are still a country at war with itself. From Civil War to civil rights But we are not the same country. We have gone from Civil War to civil rights. The Civil War’s centennial in 1961 occurred against the background of a segregated South. Fifty years later, the President of the United States is a man who would not have been allowed to stay in the hotel where the 1961 Secession Ball was held. In 1961, the civil rights movement was gaining mo- mentum, as was Martin Luther King, the nation’s pre- mier civil rights leader. Gunned down in Memphis only seven years later, he has now been dead longer than he lived. It was only 13 years earlier, during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, that King had been introduced to the na- tion and the world. He was 26 years old. At that early age and at that early stage of the boy- cott, King understood how historic it would be. Four days after Rosa Parks stood up for justice by sitting down, the boycott began. That evening, at the first mass meeting, King declared: “… When the history books are written in the fu- ture, somebody will have to say, ‘there lived a race of people, a Black people … who had the moral courage to stand up for their rights. And thereby they injected a new meaning into the veins of history and civiliza- tion’.” Martin Luther King, Jr. “MIA Mass Meeting at Holt Street Baptist Church” Montgomery: beginning of a movement King did not exaggerate. Montgomery was the be- ginning of a mass movement that destroyed segrega- tion and permanently changed our world. In 1963 alone, the year that King – fresh from the battlefields of Birmingham – told the nation of his dream at the March on Washington. There were more than 10,000 anti-racist demonstrations. AKAs sponsor 10th Annual Annual Jazz Brunch ‘Cruising with Phi Psi Omega’  The Alpha Kappa Alpha 10th Annual Jazz Brunch, “Cruising with Phi Psi Omega,” is Saturday, June 11, at the Savannah Center on Chapell Crossing in West Chester. Gayle Lloyd and Alantria Harris are Chair and Co-chair of the event. Wiona Berry is the Phi Psi Ome- ga Chapter president. The event garners funds to support Phi Psi Omega’s scholarship and community service programs and the Health Initiatives Sickle Cell Program. Tickets are $50. Send inquiries to jazzbrunch@akaphipsiomega.org. Tickets may be purchased online at: http: / / akaphipsiomegajazzbrunch.eventbrite.com Ohio House seeks approval of bed bug pesticide The Ohio House of Representatives Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by State Rep. Dale Mallory (D-Cincinnati) dealing with the battle against bed bugs. House Resolution 31 asks Congress to help convince the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to approve the emer- gency use of the pesticide Propoxur. Bed bugs have not developed a resis- tance to Propoxur, unlike many other marketed insecticides. T h e H e r a l d S E C T I O N APR. 16, 2011 - APR 22, 2011 Chronicle Editor’s Note: Julian Bond was Chairman of the NAACP Board of Directors from February 1998 until February 2010, and is now Chairman Emeritus. He is a Distinguished Scholar in the School of Government at American University in Washington, DC, and a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Virginia. Mr. Bond’s speech - “From Civil War to Civil Rights’’ – presented at the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati ‘s Hear- to-Heart Racial Justice Breakfast on March 31 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is of such importance that The Cincinnati Herald is publishing it – with his permission and with limited edits -- as follows: See Civil War, continued on page B3 NAACP Chairman Emeritus Julian Bond delivers the keynote speech at the YWCA Heart-to-Heart Racial Justice Breakfast. Photos by Dan Yount Attending the YWCA Heart-to-Heart Racial Justice Breakfast, from left are event Chair Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney,YWCA Board of Directors Chair Kathy Beechem, keynote speaker Julian Bond,YWCA President and CEO Charlene Ventura, 2011 Racial Justice Award recipient and Cincinnati civil rights icon Dr. Marian Spencer, event committee member YWCA Board member Barbara Smitherman, and event Co- chair and sponsor Debra Rothstein. Dr. Donald Spencer was posthumously recognized as a recipient of the 2010 Racial Justice Award. Julian Bond, at right, shares a lighter moment with cousin Howard Bond of Cincinnati and his daughter Alicia Bond, Esq. at left, and former NAACP counsel and retired federal Judge Nathaniel Jones while here for the YWCA Racial Justice Breakfast.
  8. 8. NEWS The HeraldB2 | Apr. 16, 2011 - Apr. 25, 2011 By Samantha Brockfield, Local Initiatives Support Corporation R esidents and community leaders from across Cincinnati are discovering an interest in or- ganizing block clubs as a way to make an impact in distressed neighborhoods. On Satur- day April 2, members of Avondale’s Avenue Dis- trict Block Club presented to a full banquet hall in Xavier’s Cintas Center for Cincinnati’s Ninth An- nual Neighborhood Summit. This year’s summit focused on citizen engagement in the city’s com- prehensive planning process and strategic develop- ment for neighborhoods.  More than 100 participants attended the morn- ing session, “Making Impact: Promote Empow- erment and Involvement through Block Clubs,” which was co-hosted by a block club in West Price Hill. Presenters and volunteers shared their block club’s story and inspired residents from other neigh- borhoods to organize. “The initial group of residents that came togeth- er for landscape improvements then began to dis- cuss what other issues we could address. Today we are a team of commited residents with an in- terest in neighborhood improvement and the will- ingness to do the work,” said Michael Ellsworth, chairman. Since the group formed in fall 2009, residents and stakeholders developed new partnerships to address district cleanup and lighting, vacant and abandoned properties, safety, beautification and on-street parking. They are currently working to transform two vacant parcels into a new commu- nity park. While the presentation featured their unique challenges and successes, it also offered re- sources for participants to join or start a block club including best practices from Chicago. “There are many issues in our community which need an organized response. This begins with find- ing out what the residents want and what they need first,” said Sheila Holmes Howard, secretary. The Avenue District is located on nine blocks in the neighborhood of Avondale, bordered by the Cincinnati Zoo Botanical Gardens, Cincinna- ti Children’s Hospital and the Burnet Ave Rede- velopment Area. Block club projects have received support from the Local Initiatives Support Corpo- ration through grants from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. Avondale’s Avenue District Block Club featured at Neighborhood Summit Ready to buy or sell your home? Our mom can help! Call Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney, Esq., Realtor® OwnerLand Realty (513) 919-9100 jmkearney@mail.com The University of Cincinnati announces the 2011 top alumni award recipients. This year’s six honorees include: William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement Dr. J. Richard Wuest ( Col- lege of Pharmacy ’58 – B.S., ’68 – M.S., ’71 – PhD) – Cincinna- ti , OH Alumni Distinguished Service Award Richard Foley ( College of En- gineering ’61) – Dayton , OH David Watkins (College of Arts Sciences ’92) – Chicago , IL Jeffrey Hurwitz Young Alum- ni Outstanding Achievement Award Drew McKenzie ( College of Business ’05) – Cincinnati , OH Mosaic Award Dr. Eric Abercrumbie (Col- lege of Arts Sciences 1987) – Cincinnati , OH Dr. Marilyn Edmondson (Nursing ‘62 College of Edu- cation ’76) Smyrna , GA The award recipients were se- lected for their unique profes- sional accomplishments and contributions to UC and the community at large. They will be recognized among universi- ty leaders, colleagues and friends at the UC Alumni Association’s annual UC Day Celebration on June 9. “UC Day is a longstanding tra- dition at UC, allowing us to cel- ebrate and recognize our most remarkable alumni and the pos- itive marks they’ve made in their professions and in their commu- nities,” said UC Alumni Associa- tion Executive Director, Myron Hughes. “In line with tradition, this year’s honorees are truly out- standing examples of alumni leadership in action.” The Mosaic Award is present- ed to an individual whose collab- orative community leadership enhances a shared community by championing the cause of the underrepresented and promot- ing greater equity and opportuni- ty for others. Currently the Director of Eth- nic Programs and Services at UC’s African American Culture and Resource Center, honoree Abercrumbie is recognized for his work with cultural diversity. His deep-rooted interest in Afri- can American history combined with his passion for education has not only altered the institutional landscape at UC, but also initi- ated change at the national lev- el. His position as a leader in the field of diversity has helped cre- ate greater equity of opportuni- ty for the underrepresented and earned him countless national honors, including “Black Edu- cator of the Year” by the United States Peace Corps. Tickets for this year’s UC Day Celebration will be available to the public in early April (regu- lar admission – $100; young pro- fessionals – $70; students – $50). To purchase tickets or read more about the 2011 event and hon- orees, please visit http://tinyurl. com/ucdaycelebration. University of Cincinnati Announces 2011 Top Alumni Dr. P. Eric Abercrumbie K ay Barksdale was in charge of first im- pressions at WCPO-TV (Channel 9) for 37 years, as the station’s receptionist and switchboard operator until her retirement April 1. Fellow employees, friends and community lead- ers were present for a recent retirement party for Barksdale at the station. Barksdale was hired Jan. 29, 1974, as the first Black female employee at the station. She calls WCPO her “home away from home.’’ She had moved to Cincinnati with her husband, the late William T. Barskdale, from New York City after visiting her aunt Mary Theresa Williamson here about 12 years prior to being hired at WCPO. She first worked as an LPN at Bethesda and Jewish hospitals and as a secretary with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. At WCPO, she first worked as a secretary for station CEO Mort Watters, and, at her request, was transferred to one of the receptionist positions at the station’s offices on Fifth Street. She became a receptionist and switchboard operator at the rear entrance, where all of the celebrities visiting the station entered. There she was able to meet mayors, singers, actors and sports celebrities as they came through the door. When WCPO moved to its new building on Gilbert Avenue six years ago, Barksdale became the station’s sole receptionist. In her 37 years at WCPO, she says she worked for 10 station managers and trained 392 switchboard operators. Barksdale is a former nightclub singer who converted to singing only gospel songs after surviving a harrowing escape from the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire in Northern Kentucky in 1977,inwhich165peopledied.Shehaspresented concerts at churches throughout the area, and for 26 straight years has presented an annual concert at Greater New Life Baptist Church in Avondale, the church founded by Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth Sr. She has been honored by several of the city’s mayors and was named Mrs. Cincinnati in 1971. “All of my endeavors have been good because God has been my pilot, and He makes my way,’’ she said. “I have learned that only what you do for Christ lasts.’’ Barksdalehastwodaughters,AdreianeBarksdale, a speech pathologist at New York University, and Denetria Barksdale, an employee at the Hyde Park Post Office. She has three grandchildren and a great grandson. Kay Barksdale retires after 37 years with WCPO Sheila Holmes Howard, speaking at the meeting. T he 2011 Health Expo theme is “Mothers… The Original Caregiv- ers.” To honor the important role mothers play in the health of our families, we will have a Mother’s Day Contest to rec- ognize three mother’s in our community. It’s no secret that mothers have always been the ones taking responsibility for the health of their families. Mothers tell their husbands, children, grandchildren and kids they take care of in the community what to do when they are sick, when to go see the doctor, and provide that loving touch everyday. Mothers have acted as a personal physician in our families for as long as I can remember. Please join me at this year’s Expo to honor and salute mothers. Mother’s Day happens once a year and this year you can show your mothers what impact they have had on your life by nominating a mother who has been your caregiver. Don’t miss this opportunity to nominate your mother at this year’s Health Expo. Arrive early and the more people your bring to nominate your mom the greater the chance she will win! It’s Simple: ·On Saturday, May 7, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, purchase an admission ticket to the Health Expo and receive a nomination form. Only one nomination form is allowed per person. ·Nominate a mother and they will be entered into the drawing that will take place following Susan Taylor at 1 pm. The nominated mother must be present to WIN ·Three prizes will be drawn – 3rd Place $400, 2nd place $600 and 1st Place $1,000 The Expo is May 7, 2011, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission to the event is $5.00. Tickets are only available for purchase at the door. Children 12 and under accompanied by an adult will be admitted for free. For more information on how to participate as an exhibitor, volun- teer or to join in the competitions, contact the Center for Closing the Health Gap at 513-585-9878 or vis- it www.closingthehealthgap.org. Re- member your Health, your future. Dwight Tillery closing the health gap | Mothers…the Original Caregivers WCPO Director of Sales Darrell Calloway, at left and Brian Lawlor, senior vice president of television of The E.W. Scripps Co., were among those present to congratulate Kay Barksdale, center, at her recent retirement party at the station. TheCincinnatiHerald.com
  9. 9. HEALTH/NEWS The Herald Apr. 16, 2011 - Apr. 25, 2011 | B3 O ver the past two years, an addition- al 9 million Americans lost their health insurance, raising the num- ber of Americans in 2010 without health insurance to 52 million. As you would suspect, the vast majority of the newly un- insured either lost their jobs (and health coverage) or work for a company that has eliminated their health plan or raised out- of-pocket expenses so high that coverage is no longer affordable. Many find themselves without health in- surance for the first time in their lives and don’t know where to turn. Too often, the uninsured discontinue routine medical care, putting themselves at risk for future health problems. The fact is, nationally, 22,000 un- insured Americans die every year, one every 23 minutes, because they lack health insur- ance to get medical care for otherwise treat- able conditions. “One of the sad facts about the uninsured is that many qualify for Medicaid and don’t know it. Too often, people believe that be- cause they have a job and bring home a weekly paycheck, they don’t qualify. This isn’t necessarily true,” said Trey Daly, Se- nior Attorney for Legal Aid Society of Great- er Cincinnati. “The rising cost of health insurance / health care has made it possible for the grow- ing ranks of the ‘working uninsured’ to qual- ify for Healthy Start / Healthy Family Med- icaid. For instance, a family of four with a household income of $44,700 per year can qualify for Healthy Start / Healthy Fami- ly Medicaid for their kids. This program covers doctors, hospitals, medicine, glasses, dentists and most other medical care,” Trey continued. On April 20, during Cover The Unin- sured Week, WCPO (channel 9) will host an all day phonathon. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., the uninsured will be able to dial (513) 749-9400 and talk with an advisor, who will take the caller’s information. A team of experts, who will also be at the sta- tion, will immediately transfer the informa- tion to Medicaid application forms. Callers will have to sign the application. They will have the option of having the forms mailed to them or going to the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati’s office (located at 215 East 9th Street, Suite 200) on Saturday, April 23 to sign the forms. Those choosing to have the forms mailed to them will also receive a self-addressed, stamped envelope for returning the forms. The first 400 to sub- mit their signed Medicaid forms will receive a $10 Kroger gift card, donated by Kroger. To help get the word out, “Call Now” ad- vertisements will air on various radio sta- tions all day on April 20. WCPO will also air commercials throughout the day, with live coverage of the phonathon during their news programs. Local Cover The Uninsured Week spon- sors include: Channel 9/WCPO, Christ Hospital, Kroger, Legal Aid Society of Great- er Cincinnati, Mercy Health Partners, SC Ministry Foundation, Tri Health and Unit- ed Way of Greater Cincinnati. For more information call Vuka Stricev- ic at (513) 546-9888 or visit www.covercin- cy.org. T he 2011 South Central Ohio Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium will bring together chief executive offi- cers, senior executives, and supply chain management from health- care providers, group purchasing organizations, product manufactur- ers, construction companies, and distributors in the healthcare sup- ply chain throughout Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, and North- ern Kentucky as well as minority and women business owners.  The objective is to facilitate increased spend in the entire healthcare sup- ply chain with diverse suppliers in the region. The Symposium is Monday, April 18, from 7:30 am to 3 p.m. at the National Underground Rail- road Freedom Center. There will be three compo- nents to the South Central Ohio Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium: —The C-Suite Panel Discus- sion, which will feature leaders from healthcare providers, major suppliers, and a minority owned business. —The Chief Purchasing Officer Roundtables, which will allow di- verse suppliers to meet with the top procurement officers from health- care providers and major suppliers. —The Spirit of Diversity Awards Luncheon, which will feature Alex- is Herman, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor, as the keynote speaker. —The finalists for the Spirit of Diversity Awards are: Individual Champion – Amy Ewing, Nick Lair, Deborah Robb Major Supplier – Cintas Corpo- ration, GBBN Architects, Messer Construction Health System – Cincinna- ti Children’s Hospital, Premier Health Partners, UC Health Visit www.healthcaresupplierdi- versity.com. Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium set for Aril 18 at Freedom Center By Kay Smith Yount Score Counselor F ear of failure is an under- standable concern that can give even the ablest of pro- spective entrepreneurs cold feet about starting a new venture.  Those doubts are amplified with every news story heralding the number of failed or closed small businesses But a look behind the numbers reveals that small business entre- preneurs have a better chance at success than they may realize.  In fact, a review of business closings by the Wall Street Journal’s Small Business editors shows that the number of outright failures is high- ly exaggerated. Nearly a third of business clo- sures that government statistics as- sume to be failures are not real- ly failures at all. These businesses were considered a success by their owners who simply sold off the pieces or closed them to retire or pursue other activities. Data from the U.S. Census Bu- reau’s Business Tracking Series show that about 65 percent of new businesses are still operating after four years. That means new ven- tures actually succeed more often than not. But the more resources a new business has to start with, the better its chances. That includes money, of course, but other assets such as market savvy and the right people. Here are four factors that improve the odds of new business survival: 1) People. If you can afford to hire employees, do it. Well-staffed businesses have better survival rates than solo operations. 2) Startup capital of at least $50,000. Not easy, perhaps, but businesses that start with less have higher failure rates. 3) A college degree for the own- er. Better yet, enroll in a college- based entrepreneurship program. 4)    Home beginnings. To keep costs low, start initial stages of your business from a home office. So why do small businesses fail in the first few years?  The most com- mon reasons include competition, mismanagement, high rent and in- surance costs, high debt, inability to get financing, loss of clients and difficulty with collections.  Most of these factors can be addressed early on through good research and plan- ning, having a thorough business plan, and getting advice from trust- ed, objective sources.  Unforeseen and uncontrollable factors that lead to business failure may still arise, but doing your homework will def- initely put the odds of success in your favor. To learn more about build- ing your small business, contact SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business.” SCORE is a non- profit organization of more than 10,500 volunteer business coun- selors who provide free, confiden- tial business counseling and train- ing workshops to small business owners. Call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you, or find a counselor online at www. score.org.  SCORE volunteer Kay Smith Yount is the retired director of Cin- cinnati Com­munity Land Coopera- tive and the former owner of the JS Re­alty Company. SCORE is a na- tional group of volunteer business counselors who are dedicated to the entrepreneur­ial education and for- mation, growth, and success of small businesses nationwide. ASK KAY | Small Business Survivors Plan for Success Kay Yount Ranks of the uninsured swell – many Don’t know they qualify for Medicaid All day TV phon-athon will enroll children in Medicaid for health care coverage Family Size Whole Family Kids Pregnant Moms* 1 Annual Income Monthly Income Annual Income Monthly Income 2 $13,239 $1,103 $29,420 $2,451 3 $16,677 $1,389 $37,060 $3,088 4 $20,115 $1,676 $44,700 $3,725 5 $23,553 $1,962 $52,340 $4,361 6 $26,991 $2,249 $59,980 $4,998 Add for each additional person $3,360 $280 $7,480 $620 Medicaid Income Guideline To help get the word out, “Call Now” advertisements will air on various radio stations all day on April 20. The result was the enactment of the 1964 Civil Rights Act – the most sweeping civil rights legislation be- fore or since and one of Congress’ finest hours. We look back on the years be- tween Montgomery in 1955 and the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 with some pride. Those were the days.... Those were the days when poli- ticians from both parties support- ed the struggle for civil rights. Now they struggle to be civil. Those were the days when banks loaned money to people, and not like these days when the people lend money to banks. Those were the days when we were powered by our values, and not valued for our power. Those were the days when good music was popular and popular mu- sic was good. Those were the days when the President picked the Su- preme Court and not the other way around. Those were the days when we had a war on poverty, not a war on the poor. Those were the days when the news media really was “fair and bal- anced” and not just mouthpieces for the misinformed. But those were not “the good old days.” In those days, “the law, the courts, the schools, and almost every insti- tution … favored Whites. This was White supremacy.” “Emmet Till’s death terrified me’’ When the Supreme Court an- nounced in May, 1955, in the sec- ond Brown decision, that the White South could make haste slowly in dismantling segregated schools, I was a year older than Emmett Till. His death three months after the second Brown decision was more immediate to me than the Court’s pronouncements had been. We were nearly the same age when he was murdered, in Money, Mississip- pi, for whistling at a White woman. Emmett Till’s death terrified me. But in the fall of 1957, a group of Black teenagers encouraged me to put that fear aside. These young people – the nine young wom- en and men who integrated Little Rock’s Central High School – set a high standard of grace and courage under fire as they dared the mobs who surrounded their school. Encouraged by Little Rock Nine Here, I thought, is what I hope I can be, if ever the chance comes my way. The chance to test and prove my- self did come my way in 1960, as it came to thousands of other Black high school and college students across the South, in a mobilization of young Black people not duplicat- ed before or since. First through the sit-ins, then in Freedom Rides, and then in voter registration and polit- ical organizing drives in the rural South, we joined an old movement against White supremacy that had deep, strong roots. King was the most famous and best known of the modern move- ment’s personalities, but it was a people’s movement. It saw wrong and acted against it; it saw evil and brought it down. Confused about next steps Many stand now in reflection of that earlier movement’s success- es, including the election of Barack Obama, confused about what the next steps should be. The task ahead is enormous - equal to if not greater than the job already done. Today we are four decades past the second Reconstruction, the modern movement for civil rights that eliminated legal segregation in the United States, and 14 decades past the first Reconstruction, the single period in American history in which the national government used armed might to enforce the civil rights of Black Americans. One hundred and fifteen years ago, Black Americans faced pros- pects eerily similar to those we face today. Then it was 30 years af- ter Civil War and the first Recon- struction, the 19th Century was winding down, and White Amer- ica was growing weary of worry- ing about the welfare of the newly freed slaves, tired of fighting to se- cure their right to vote and to attend a public school. Then, as now, a race-weary na- tion decided these problems could be best solved if left to the individu- al states. Then, as now, racist dem- agogues walked the land. Then, as now, minorities and immigrants be- came scapegoats for real and imag- ined economic distress. When states sanctioned terror Then a reign of state sanctioned and private terror, including ritual human sacrifice, swept across the South to reinforce White suprema- cy. That’s when the heavy hand of racial segregation descended across the South, a cotton curtain that sep- arated Blacks from education, from opportunity, but not from hope. As we recall the struggles of the recent past, many of us are con- fused about what the movement’s aims and goals were, what it ac- complished and where it failed, and what our responsibilities are to complete its unfinished business today. Looking back at that movement from today, we now see a very differ- ent view of the events and personal- ities of the period. Instead of the towering figures of Kings and Kennedys standing alone, we now also see an army of anonymous women and men. Instead of famous orations made to multitudes, we now also see the planning and work that preceded the triumphant speech. Instead of a series of well‑publi- cized marches and protests, we now also see long organizing campaigns and brave and lonely soldiers often working in near solitude. Instead of prayerful petitions for government’s deliverance, we now see aggressive demands and the eth- ic of self-reliance and self-help. “View of goals was narrow’’ We now realize our view of the movement’s goals was narrow too. Seeking more than the removal of racial segregation, the movement did not want to be integrated into a burning house; rather, it wanted to build a better house for everyone. CIVIL WAR Continued from page B1 See Civil War, continued on page B5 Additional Restrictions may apply. Credit Score and LTV may cause additional fees. Recording fees not included. At Oak Pavilion Nursing Center our rehab-to-home services focus on returning you to your own home as quickly as possible. 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