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From Dream to Reality


Lena Horne Moves Beyond
‘Stormy Weather’ Teens Open
Youth Center to
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By Melanie R. Holmes
Celebrates 90th AFRO Staff Writer

Mayweather/ After almost a decade, the dream of nine Baltimore City


teens to create a safe haven for youth has come true. The grand
Pacquiao Fight opening of The Dream House was held on May 8, marking
an end to the tedious and tiresome renovation efforts and the
is On B2 beginning of constructive afterschool activities for elementary,
middle and high school students in a familiar environment.
Obama Not your ordinary youth center, The Dream House is run by
youth, who call themselves the Youth Dreamers, and focuses on
Supreme Court curbing teen violence.
Nomination Ageless beauty and legendary “We want a youth center where the youth are decision-
makers,” said Kristina Berdan, the teacher director of the Youth
A2
vocalist Lena Horne in a June 1995
photo and an earlier, undated one, Dreamers. “What’s really important for us is to have adult allies
died May 9 at age 92. so those goals can come to fruition.”
AP Photo The colorful exterior of the three-story house barely
By Kristin Gray her album, Continued on A3
AFRO Managing Editor We’ll Be
Together
Lena Horne harbored a Again. “But it happened to
tempestuous relationship with me and I’ve been very, very when so desired, be
her own striking beauty. Her lucky.” overlooked,” said AFRO
appearance provided a gilded The 92-year-old columnist Rosa Trusty-Pryor,
pathway to prominence, but entertainer, who died May author of African-American
also constructed the intangible 9 at New York Presbyterian Entertainment in Baltimore.
“White audiences could watch
Queen Latifah glass ceiling that stymied her
career during the early 20th
Hospital, was born in
Brooklyn’s Bedford- a Lena Horne or Katherine
‘Just Wright’ century. Stuyvesant section during an Dunham without feeling
uncomfortable, without
Yet, Horne’s beauty did era rife with social ills. For a
Interview B3 not eclipse her talents and generous portion of her career, being reminded of ghettos or
innate showmanship, although America’s manifestations of poverty or [becoming] more
–afro.com– she was initially a reluctant racism, colorism and sexism fixated on color, or again, the
entertainer. would be an omnipresent absence of it.”
Alpha Kappa “I didn’t want to be in burden. But Horne, as headstrong
as she was attractive, refused
Alpha to Host show business; I wanted to
be a teacher,” Horne said in a
“The ‘40s audience
accepted only those Black White film directors who
Courtesy Photo
The Youth Dreamers proudly display a mosaic they
Healthy FITT Fair 1994 press release introducing beauties whose color could, Continued on A3 constructed.

Listen to “First Edition”


Concerned Citizens Attend Taxpayers’ Night Elijah Etheridge
Takes Helm at
By Melanie R. Holmes
AFRO Staff Writer Baltimore
Join Host Sean Yoes
 Sunday @ 8 p.m. on Nearly 300 of Baltimore
Neighborhoods
88.9 WEAA FM, the City residents attended By AFRO Staff
Voice of the Community. City Council President Jack
Young’s Taxpayers’ Night to Baltimore
address members of the City Neighborhoods Inc.,
Council about the mayor’s a private, non-profit
proposed fiscal year 2011 organization working for
budget. justice in housing for 51
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Held at the War Memorial years, held its Annual


Building on Monday night, Dinner Meeting May 11
citizens directly addressed at the Radisson at Cross
Council members tasked Keys. The organization,
with passing Mayor established in 1959, made
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s it their mission to lessen
$50 million package of taxes Photo by Bill Tabron neighborhood tensions,
and fee increases in order to Baltimore residents protest proposed tax and fee hikes outside the War Memorial eliminate prejudice and
Continued on A4 Building in downtown Baltimore on May 10. discrimination, defend
human and civil rights

Baltimore Unveils ‘Ray Lewis Way’


secured by law, and combat
community deterioration.
To continue that mission,

Football star honored for civic contributions BNI provides a statewide


counseling service to
By Perry Green and tenant and landlords that
Stephen D. Riley explain their rights and
AFRO Staff Writers responsibilities under
the law, promotes fair
Baltimore Ravens star Ray housing practices and fights
Lewis has been a stabilizing discriminatory housing
symbol throughout his tenure practices.
in the city since being drafted BNI’s keynote speaker
in 1996. After 14 years of this year was the Mayor
dominating the NFL, Lewis is Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
easily the most recognizable “We are very pleased to
sports figure in all of “Charm have the new mayor speak
City.” to our board, members, staff
But even with a résumé and partnering agencies at
that includes 11 Pro Bowl our annual dinner meeting,”
appearances, nine All-Pro said Stephanie Cornish,
Photo by Bill Tabron team selections and a Super BNI’s tenant-landlord
Join the AFRO on Bowl MVP honor, his success program manager.
Ravens’ captain Ray Lewis stands along the street named in his honor while well-wishers
Twitter and Facebook Continued on A3
look on. Continued on A3

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A2 The Afro-American, May 15, 2010 - May 21, 2010

AFRO National Briefs


Ohio Man Exonerated in ‘81, the technology did not Secretary Arne Duncan at
Obama Makes Supreme Court Nomination
After weeks of speculation, President
Obama on May 10 nominated Solicitor
Network, fewer than half of the 108 people
who have served on the Court were judges.
General Elena Kagan to succeed retiring “And while judges do make up the biggest
After Nearly 30 Years exist to do the kind of DNA Xavier University in New Associate Justice John Paul Stevens on the single biographical category,” according
in Prison testing that we can do now.” Orleans, Michelle Obama at U.S. Supreme Court. to the New York Times’ Linda Greenhouse,
A 52-year-old Ohio Freedom is not the only the University of Arkansas at “While we can’t presume to replace “there have also been 25 practicing lawyers,
man was freed May 3 after surprise Towler has gotten Pine-Bluff and the president Justice Stevens’ wisdom or experience, I have 9 attorneys general or deputy attorneys
spending close to 30 years this week. The Cleveland at Hampton University. selected a nominee who I believe embodies general, 7 holders of other cabinet positions,
Cavaliers heard about the “[Obama’s] commitment that same excellence, independence,
in prison after DNA results
man’s story and invited him to leadership, education integrity, and passion for the law,” Obama
revealed he did not rape an
to Tuesday’s Game 5 of their and service is parallel to said during the announcement.
11-year-old girl in 1981. During her time as a clerk to iconic
“It finally happened, I’ve playoff series with the Boston Hampton’s mission from our
jurist, former justice Thurgood Marshall,
been waiting,” Raymond Celtics. Towler will be a part beginning in 1868,” Hampton
Kagan also learned to look for the “stories”
Towler said as he hugged of the pre-game festivities. President William R. Harvey
behind the law, a compassionate approach
family members in the In a brief court session said in a statement. “He is an that has governed the president’s high court
courtroom, according to The exonerating Towler, inspiration for our students to choices so far. “That understanding of law,
Associated Press. Cuyahoga County, Ohio make the world a better place not as an intellectual exercise or words on
Towler had been serving Common Pleas Court Judge by becoming the very best a page, but as it affects the lives of ordinary
a life sentence after he was Eileen Gallagher told him leaders, educators, doctors, people, has animated every step of Elena’s
stopped for a traffic violation that he can sue over his lawyers, financial analysts and career,” said the president.
ordeal. According to the AP, scientists that they can be.” That stance, however, may fuel
in 1981 and a park ranger
Clarence Elkins of Akron, Obama has placed HBCU Republican opposition during the
noticed a resemblance to
Ohio, won a $1.075 million front and center in his strategy confirmation process on Capitol Hill.
a police sketch of the rape “The president has stated repeatedly
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
suspect. Police say the victim settlement from the state for the United States to have President Obama meets with Solicitor General
that he wants a justice who will
and witnesses identified him for his wrongful conviction the highest percentage of Elena Kagan in the Oval Office last month.
understand the effects of decisions on
from a police photo. of a rape charge for which college graduates in the world
the lives of everyday Americans. But
The Ohio Innocence he spent seven years in jail. by 2020. The schools are set what Americans want is a justice who will 6 senators, 2 members of the House of
Project, an organization Elkins was released in 2005. to receive $850 million over stay true to the Constitution and defend the Representatives, 3 governors, 2 solicitors
that uses DNA evidence the next 10 years as part of rights of all Americans,” said Republican general and 2 law professors.”
to overturn wrongful White House Officials the Student Aid and Fiscal National Committee Chairman Michael Steele Born to a public school teacher and
convictions, told the AP that to Address Graduating Responsibility Act. Combined in a statement. “…You can expect Senate housing rights lawyer, Kagan broke many
Towler had been incarcerated HBCU Students Republicans to respectfully raise serious barriers in her field, becoming the first woman
and tough questions to ensure the American to serve as dean in Harvard Law School’s
longer than anyone else who Several officials
people can thoroughly and thoughtfully 186-year old history and the first woman to
has had their conviction from President Obama’s
examine Kagan’s qualifications and legal serve as solicitor general – the lawyer who
overturned by DNA evidence. administration are scheduled philosophy before she is confirmed to a represents the U.S. government before the
They believe it would have to give 11 commencement lifetime appointment.” Supreme Court. If confirmed, she will become
happened much sooner had addresses at historically Black That Kagan never sat on a bench may one of four women out of 111 justices to serve
modern technology been colleges and universities, or not be an issue. According to History News on the high court.
available. HBCUs, across the country.
According to The “We’re not only doing this commencement addresses transition of power in the region,” Obama said in a
Columbus Dispatch, modern because these schools are a at Morgan State University, nation of 150 million people, statement.
genetic testing proved that gateway to a better future for Morehouse College which was once disturbed by
semen found on the victim’s African Americans; we’re and Spellman College, military coups. Vice President
clothing did not match doing it because their success respectively. Goodluck Jonathan took over Newspaper Features
Fowler’s DNA. is vital to a better future for when the president began the Obamas as
Courtesy Photo
“That was the test result all Americans,” Obama said Nigerian President ailing three months ago and ‘Sanford and Son’
First lady Michelle Obama
that we got [May 3] and it in a press release. Succumbs to Illness will become the head of state Characters
giving a speech at the
excluded Mr. Towler,” Carrie Among the six University of California, After a long history of until reelections are held next A New York weekly
Wood, an attorney with the commencement addresses Merced last May. kidney ailments and recently April. newspaper recently featured
project, told the AP. “Because given this weekend were: suffering from an inflamed “Nigeria has lost the an intended political satire
Mr. Towler’s conviction was Education Department heart, Nigerian President jewel on its crown and even that depicted President Barack
with $150 million which has Obama and first lady Michelle
Umaru Yar’Adua died at the the heavens mourn with our
already been given to Black as characters from the ‘70s
presidential villa on May 5, nation tonight,” Jonathan said
schools, a total of $1 billion series “Sanford and Son.”
according to multiple news in a statement.
will be given to support the
sources. He was 58. Yar’Adua was born in The Smithtown Messenger
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Lena Horne
her relationship with MGM. An active participant in the Civil “As a child growing up in
In a press release, Horne likened Rights Movement since the 1940s, segregated D.C., when blacks
herself to a “butterfly pinned to a Horne refused to entertain segregated routinely saw insulting images
Continued from A1 column, singing away in movieland.” audiences or perform before groups of themselves from Hollywood,
But while her film career appeared where German prisoners of war many, like me, learned from Lena
suggested she change her last name Mayer (MGM) talent scout led Horne paralyzed, she had become a (POWs) were seated in front of Horne’s open resistance, and she
to reflect a more “exotic” pedigree. and her father to the company’s headlining theater performer and Black soldiers. taught us that talent and hard work
The olive-hued singer had been a executive offices. In an interview, an avant-garde sex symbol whose President Barack Obama called could transcend racism and hatred
member of the NAACP since age 2 the singer — whose refined onstage beauty saw no racial limitations. Horne one of America’s “most in our country,” said Holmes
and her parents, Edna Scottron and persona and vocal prowess had “Ms. Horne paved the way cherished entertainers” in a statement Norton in a statement. “She was
Edwin Horne, were among author already made her a national star — for Black entertainers in so many and lauded her refusal to appear such a universally loved singer and
W.E.B. DuBois’ “talented tenth.” described the meeting’s most tense ways. During a time when being before crowds divided by race. actor that she performed well past
Nonetheless, Horne’s upbringing moment. Black held one back from being However, her support of the prime of most great talents.
was a difficult one. Her parents “I’d like my daughter to be in successful in mainstream media, organizations like the Hollywood However, she never exhausted her
divorced when she was 3 and your movies,” Edwin Horne had to Lena Horne literally kicked down Independent Citizens Committee unflagging determination to fight for
she spent much of her childhood MGM leaders, “but not as a maid. It doors with her amazing talents and and the Council on African Affairs equal rights for all people.”
boarding with relatives while her wouldn’t be realistic.” stunning beauty,” said musician created rifts in Hollywood and Horne resumed performing in the
mother, a dancer, traveled with a The studio agreed, but never and producer Curtis Hudson, who Horne was added to a “blacklist” of early ‘80s and appeared in The Wiz
troupe. helped catapult Horne’s career penned Madonna’s 1983 breakout suspected Communists in 1947. which featured Michael Jackson, and
At age 16, Horne made her stage to peak strata like her White song “Holiday.” “Without Lena For more than a decade, Horne a one-woman Broadway production,
debut at Harlem’s famed Cotton contemporaries Heddy Lamarr and Horne, there would be no Beyoncé poured her efforts into causes that Lena Horne: The Lady and Her
Club, where she developed lifelong Jean Parker. While she was never or Rihanna. My father was in World promoted peace and social justice. Music.
friendships with jazz greats such as cast as a maid, tribal woman or any War II and he told us that Lena In 1958, she was inducted into Delta On stage, the songstress explored
Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and other stock “Black” character, her Horne’s music and her pinup pictures Sigma Theta Sorority as an honorary the duality of being America’s first
Jimmy Lunceford. She went on to roles became a revolving assortment made them so proud, they were able member and in the ‘60s, when race Black sex symbol while others of
perform with various orchestras, of brief song-spots that were cut in to go on and fight the many battles riots and overt bigotry climaxed, her race fought and died for justice.
married and had two children, Southern theaters. they fought.” she participated in the March on With humor and a hint of bitterness,
although the union ended in divorce. Her first three films — Swing Horne’s political views and Washington. she also divulged the ironies of being
Several years later, a chance Fever, Cabin In The Sky and Stormy headstrong nature were most Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes both too Black and not Black enough
encounter with a Metro-Goldwyn- Weather— marked the pinnacle of apparent during her performances Norton remembered the Tony Award- for Hollywood and the ramifications
for the country’s winning star for her pioneering role of being Lena Horne — both bold

Teens Open Youth Center


military men. in media and civil rights. and beautiful.

Etheridge Takes Helm

Photo by Bill Tabron


Continued from A1
scratches the surface of the youth-friendly became the pro bono general contractor for the Continued from A1
atmosphere the teens and adult allies worked house. As BNI celebrated its 51st on issues of housing
to create on the inside. With a conference But even before the house was built, year of service, it also begins development and education
room, a cyber café and a quiet area for reading when the Youth Dreamers worked out of the a new and exciting chapter landed him a position with
and games, every corner of the house is used Stadium School, they were recognized for their in its history, announcing Maryland’s then junior United
purposefully. dedication to their mission. In 2002, they won a new executive director, States senator Barbara A.
“It’s supposed to feel like a home; it’s not the Youth Group of the Year Award, followed Elijah Etheridge. Etheridge Mikulski. Etheridge also
supposed to feel like an institution,” Berdan by the Angels in the Classroom Award in 2003 brings over 20 years of served as liaison to the U.S.
said. and several other recognitions. experience as a professional Department of Housing
In 2001, nine students from the Stadium “I’ve never belonged to a youth club team builder, motivator, grant and Urban Development,
School noticed the problems youth were having before,” said Keyani Kenney, 15. “This is the writer, manager, administrator the U.S. Small Business
after school and decided to open a youth center first time I’ve done something like this before. and organizer to BNI. Administration and all the
to give teens something positive to do. They I first heard of the Youth Dreamers when I was BNI Board president branches of the U.S. Military. Elijah Etheridge
sought adult assistance with fundraising and in sixth grade. I learned their history and it Michael Mark stated, “BNI’s Mr. Etheridge, in 1994, brings over 20 years of
letter-writing campaigns to raise money for a really grew on me.” Board of Directors welcomes served as director of professional experience to
home for the youth center. Through writing grants and canvassing our new executive director Maryland’s first YouthBuild Baltimore Neighborhoods
“Senator Barbara Mikulski donated $70,000 neighborhoods to gain community support for with open arms. We believe Program in Sandtown- Inc.
and she came [to the Stadium School] and The Dream House, Kenney said her writing Elijah Etheridge to be the Winchester, a West Baltimore Returning to Baltimore
presented it,” Berdan said. and public speaking skills have improved. She right person to lead us community. As a result of in 2005, Etheridge was
While looking for other funds, the teens has been a Youth Dreamer for five years and is forward as BNI looks to its his tenacious leadership appointed executive director
busied themselves with finding a home for the now a supervisor of the younger students who future.” in housing development, of the Baltimore Education
youth center and settled on 1430 Carswell St., visit The Dream House. Etheridge, a native of his peers from around the Network. After successfully
a former parsonage owned by the Homestead “The older kids look out for the younger New York, attended the City country elected him president contributing to revamping
United Methodist Church. kids,” Berdan said. University of New York. of the National Director’s the Baltimore City Public
The Youth Dreamers then had to change the About 100 other students are actively He continued his studies at Association. In 1996, he School’s parent engagement
zoning of the house from residential to multi- involved with the Youth Dreamers and their Lincoln University, receiving assumed the leadership of policy in 2008, he launched
purpose. While most neighbors in the area Dream House. a master’s degree in Human Youth Action Program’s and a private management
signed the petition that made the teens’ Dream Besides programs for youth, The Dream Services (MHS) in 2003. Homes Inc., in East Harlem, consulting business.
House a reality, some neighbors opposed the House will also be open to adults as a He first moved to Baltimore N.Y., noted for his work in Shelley Buynum-Blow,
house at the Board of Municipal and Zoning community center. in 1990 and assumed the developing a $10 million low- administrative coordinator at
Appeals, fearing that a youth center would “We’re going to teach elderly people how number two organizing income housing program for BNI states, “He has an energy
bring violence and noise to the neighborhood. to use the computers in the cyber café,” Kenny position with Baltimore homeless youth and families that’s contagious. I’m looking
However, the zoning passed and the Youth said. United in Leadership and and for establishing one of forward to the new direction
Dreamers proceeded with schoolwide The house will be open during the day Development (BUILD). His the first group homes for the and dimensions that are ahead
fundraising events and grant writing, which for meetings, GED programs and support for work with local churches YouthBuild network. under his leadership.”
raised $324,000 for renovations. grandparents.
“We bought the house in 2004 and it took “We need to do a lot more marketing for
three years to do all the renovations,” Berdan what we can use the center for,” Berdan said.
said. “This could not have been done without The Youth Dreamers are open for
the time and talent of so many people.” suggestions on how to best use The Dream
University of Maryland law students helped House to benefit the community, but, for now,
with the zoning procedures and in making they are celebrating the success of their hard
the Youth Dreamers a nonprofit organization; work to make their dream come true.
State Farm Insurance has been a major funding “I still can’t believe it,” Berdan said. “I’m in
contributor; and Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse total shock.”

‘Ray Lewis Way’


Continued from A1
on the “gridiron” isn’t the our people. In the future, we’re in the wrong business.
reason the Baltimore City this street will be known as We need to get back into the
Council decided to make a celebration of someone loving business.”
Lewis the only Raven ever to who meant so much to our Lewis’ mother, Sunseria
have a street named after him. community.” Smith, serves as vice president
Mayor Stephanie The section of North of the Ray Lewis Foundation
Rawlings-Blake joined Avenue named after the and was also honored at the
several members of the City future Hall of Famer is the unveiling.
Council, including President location of the DIAKON “Ray does what he does
Bernard C. “Jack” Young, on Center, where the Ray Lewis because he lives with love,
May 11 to officially name a Foundation hosts its annual faith, hope, mercy and grace,”
section of North Avenue “Ray Thanksgiving giveaway. Smith said with just as much
Lewis Way” in honor of his Each year, Lewis, along with emotion as her son plays
humanitarian services. The several of his teammates, with every Sunday. “He was
lawmakers were joined by provides holiday meals to less birthed to be a man that gives.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh, fortunate families. People need to see that God is
the Rev. Jamal Bryant of Lewis was so appreciative real and they’re going to see
Empowerment Temple AME, of the honor, tears of joy God through his work.”
local school children and streamed down his face. But Lewis believes folks
other well-wishers. the athlete, who turns 35 on will also be able to see God
“Football fans know May 15, said supporting the through his new street.
Ray best from confusing community shouldn’t be done “If Ray Lewis Way does
and abusing Baltimore’s for honors because it’s “the nothing else but one thing, let
opponents for years, but right thing to do.” it make you look up, instead
we also know he does so “To [whom] much is given, of down,” he said. “Let it be
much more for our city as much is required,” Lewis said. that inspiration for you to
well,” said Rawlings-Blake. “They say, ‘love thy neighbor know there’s always a way
“We’re so thankful for his as thyself’ and we have to to a better way of living. And
philanthropic service and get back to believing in that. that way is through God’s
for being an inspiration to If money defines you, then love.”
A4 The Afro-American, May 15, 2010 - May 21, 2010

Healthy Food Access to Increase in City


By Melanie R. Holmes Tuesday and asserted that the Food insecurity – the lack
AFRO Staff Writer leading cause of death among of access to enough food for
lower-income Baltimore City an active and healthy lifestyle
In an effort to create residents stems from obesity. – affects almost 14 percent
healthier lives for “Heart disease is of low-income local families.
economically challenged Baltimore’s No. 1 killer, and Obesity is a common result
Baltimoreans, Mayor has been for a long time,” of food insecurity, which
Stephanie Rawlings- Interim Health Commissioner then leads to type II diabetes,
Blake and members of the Olivia Farrow said. “Making depression and bone and

“We have a strategy that government agencies, businesses,


educators, healthcare providers, and non-profit organizations
can use to give all city residents improved access to healthy fruits
and vegetables.”
Baltimore City Food Policy healthy food accessible in joint problems. However,
Task Force composed 10 every low-income community the Food Policy Task Force policymakers; a central residents improved access neighborhoods have access to
recommendations to increase is the first step toward outlined several strategies kitchen model for the to healthy fruits and the lowest category of healthy
the number of accessible lowering the number of deaths to address these concerns Baltimore City Public School vegetables,” Rawlings-Blake food compared to 4 percent of
healthy food options. The task in Baltimore from diet-related including support for farmers’ System; supermarket home said. “Implementing these White neighborhoods.
force released their report on health problems.” markets; collaboration with delivery systems; improved recommendations will go a Councilwoman Agnes
food environments around long way toward improving WeIch formed a childhood
schools and recreation the health and quality of life obesity taskforce in 2006
If you’re HIV+ and think you can’t afford the medication you centers; street vending of of city residents.” when childhood obesity
need, there’s something you should know. healthy foods; and developing Many communities in reached an all-time high in
a targeted marketing Baltimore suffer from food Baltimore City. Her task force
campaign to encourage insecurity due to the closure found that making fresh food
MADAP CAN HELP. healthy eating among all
Baltimoreans.
or deterioration of grocery
stores in urban areas. Only
available and cutting trans fat
would reduce the problem.
The city has hired its 10 percent of food stores in Baltimore City Public Schools
The Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program (MADAP) helps cover the first food policy director, the city are supermarkets; the have jumped on board with
Holly Freishtat, who will majority are corner stores that healthier food options for kids
cost of many medications for low to moderate income people in Maryland work to implement the typically lack basic healthy by recently implementing
who are living with HIV/AIDS. recommendations made by foods like whole wheat “meatless Mondays” for a
the Food Policy Task Force. bread, low-fat milk, fruit and vegetarian lunch option.
There are exciting, new drugs in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Don’t miss out “We have a strategy vegetables. “I’m happy to report that
because you can’t afford them. that government agencies, Research conducted by the work to transform the
businesses, educators, doctoral student Manuel food landscape is underway,”
healthcare providers, and Franco of Johns Hopkins Rawlings-Blake said.
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Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene “The primary concern
focused on citizens wanting
to make sure the Council
members understand
eliminating jobs for city
workers would not be
well taken,” said Lester
Davis, Young’s spokesman.
“They’re vital to the city
and the mayor should look
to other ways to close that
gap than cutting jobs and
workers.”
Davis said the attendees
were very “spirited” and
“impassioned,” but said the
atmosphere was positive.
“When you have people
with such a vested interest,
they want to get their point
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members welcomed it,” he
said.
Powerplay: 5
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women from around the area
and their daughters and enjoy
this special event featuring

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guest speaker, Carole
Hines. $20-$30. For more
information: 202-581-6000.

last 3 days!
Book Lovers’ Breakfast
Featuring Hill Harper
Baltimore Marriott
Waterfront Hotel, 700
Aliceanna St., Baltimore. 8:30
a.m.-12 p.m. Enjoy breakfast
with Hill Harper, star of “CSI:
New York” and the author
of the Letters to a Young
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Learn how to hand dance and
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own Jacque and Hawk. $10. off orig.* prices
For more information: 301-
706-9724.

May 17
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Prevention for Women petites & women • sleepwear designer collections • ties tabletop • electrics
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Hill Branch, 6200 Oxon Hill
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women with information
on HIV prevention. For
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May 20
Mary Lou Williams Women
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From the editor’s desk

What Happens in Arizona,


Spreads
In the last few weeks, I’ve been surrounded be on a similar slippery slope?
by more talk of illegal immigrants than I have This is a country of immigrants. The only
in years. What sparked this increase in chatter indigenous people of the contiguous 48 states
is Arizona’s law allowing police to stop make up around 1 percent of the population.
anyone they believe is an illegal immigrant Everyone else, whether in the current
and request documentation showing they have generation or multiple generations ago, came
a right to be in the United States. here from somewhere else, including the
Law enforcement, based on an founding fathers.
observational belief, can stop and require Over the course of this nation’s history,
proof of legal residency. How will they decide with the added ingenuity and hard work of
who to stop? The only information available these transplanted people, look at what we’ve
to them under most circumstances will be skin become. For years, we were at the forefront
color, language, accent, cultural proclivities in a majority of areas – science, technology,
and name. So unless officers are stopping education, industry. The United States was
everyone they see – an untenable enforcement the place people flocked to for opportunities
position – some sort of racial profiling will be to improve their circumstances. These
used to make that determination. people came bringing their own energy and
This disturbs me, because I foresee only contribution to the forward motion of this
people of color – brown-skinned people – nation.
being regularly stopped. Meaning, citizen or How can we devalue and disregard our an undesirable shift in our circumstances. It Before long, it won’t be just that trip to
not, people of Hispanic, African and Arab history in this way? will not solve the problem, it will not help, it the Grand Canyon you’ll have to avoid. So,
descent should plan to be inconvenienced each While I don’t agree with the reasoning will only push us further apart. Divided, we get your papers in order. You’re going to need
time they leave home and should always carry used to explain the need for this law, I do cannot stand. them soon.
proof of legal residency. understand the emotional place from which Racism, in my never again to be humble
That scenario makes me think of Germany it originates. There is a frustration with opinion, is the only product of this law and A luta continua …
during the rule of Hitler, where the population what feels like a usurping of the “American given time, everyone not a member of the
of the country was required to carry their Way,” exacerbated by the economy and lost majority racial group in this country will be Talibah Chikwendu is the executive editor
“papers” everywhere. opportunities. But we shouldn’t look to blame caught by it. Increasing levels of racial animus for the AFRO-American Newspapers and
Is this what it’s really come to? Could we others, especially not on the basis of race, for are behind this law and will be responsible for shares these and other thoughts at www.
its spread throughout the country. fromcheapseats.com.

Commentary
Keeping Those We Love Alive
We should always honor died at the early age of 47 – in part from the inadequate health save lives only if more of us – like Mrs. Shirley – become
Elijah Cummings our parents, but their “days” care that he received. Although Mike’s mother (whom I’ll call better informed and take advantage of the medical help that is
in May and June are the “Mrs. Shirley”) lives 1,000 miles from Maryland, she and available to us now.
moments when mom and dad traditionally take center stage. Mike remain close, talking on the telephone every week. That is why I will be celebrating Mothers’ and Fathers’
An invitation to dinner is always a welcome gesture from a Recently, through self-exam, Mrs. Shirley discovered an days this year by participating in a May 22 cancer information
grateful child. However, our most important gift to them would unusual lump in one of her breasts. Her children urged her to and screening event at Mercy Medical Center. Anyone who
be to help them stay healthy and alive. take advantage of her Medicare and “Medigap” insurance to wants to honor their parents in a very meaningful way this year
I share this thought as a man who is fortunate to still have obtain immediate medical attention. can register them (and themselves) in advance for the reduced
a wonderful mother in my life - and who misses my departed Mrs. Shirley’s doctors advised her that cancer was cost ($20) mammograms and PSA/digital exams by calling
father every day. I have learned that we never fully realize how suspected and that immediate surgery would be her best Mercy at 410-332-9857.
much a parent means to us until he or she is gone from our option. At 84, she quite understandably considered the Then, on May 22, the public is welcome to join us (from
lives. prospect with trepidation. However, she is a woman of courage 10 until 11:30 a.m.) in the lobby of Weinberg Center, 227
If it seems that I devote an extraordinary amount of my and took seriously her children’s encouragement to do what St. Paul Place, Baltimore. I will moderate a free expert
energy to fighting for our health and survival - and, especially, was necessary to prolong her life. panel discussion that will better inform everyone about the
for the preventive health measures that should be part of our Her surgeon removed the growth – which did test positive importance of mammography, radiation levels in screening
routines - the reason is right there before our eyes. for cancer – but, thankfully, the surrounding tissues and glands tests, prostate health and the latest in prostate cancer and breast
Far too many people in our community are dying before appeared to be cancer free. cancer surgery, as well as other issues regarding cervical,
their appointed time. Although medical science can help us Now, Mrs. Shirley must undergo a “short course” of ovarian, uterine and other gynecologic cancers.
survive, only we can undertake the first steps toward changing radiation therapy to be certain that no cancer cells escaped Our panel will include some world-class medical experts,
this harsh equation. the surgery, but her prognosis for survival and good health is including breast cancer surgeons Dr. Dalliah Black and Dr.
So, as we consider how best to honor our parents this year, excellent. God willing, she and her family will enjoy many Neil B. Friedman, radiologist Dr. Jean Warner, gynecologic
we might begin by helping them better protect themselves more Mothers’ Days during the years to come. oncologist Dr. Hyung S. Ryu and urologist Dr. Stanley Silber.
against killers like cancer. Consider these facts. I should also note that her Medicare and Medigap insurance Free parking at Mercy’s Saratoga Street garage will be
African American women are more likely than their are paying for the full cost of Mrs. Shirley’s life-saving provided.
Caucasian sisters to die from breast cancer. Our men are treatment. She is receiving the same affordable life-saving If you are not already receiving regular cancer screening,
contracting prostate cancer at a 60 percent higher incidence support that I voted to extend to all Americans when we I beg you to attend. We have only one life to live – and this is
than the majority population - and suffering a 2.5 times higher enacted comprehensive healthcare reform this year. that life.
mortality rate. Like Mrs. Shirley, all of our loved ones should be able to
The reasons for these disparities in our survival from these live out the full measure of their days. That is why we must Congressman Elijah Cummings represents Maryland’s
cancers are complex, but this much is clear: Far too often, we continue to fight for more comprehensive, culturally competent Seventh Congressional District in the United States House of
are detecting cancer only at an advanced stage when it is more health research, more advanced mammography and targeted Representatives.
difficult to treat and cure. legislation like the Prostate Research, Imaging and Men’s
We must do better than this. Lives are in the balance – the Education [PRIME] Act [H.R. 4756] that I recently sponsored.
lives of those we love.
Recently, a member of my staff named Mike talked to me
Perhaps most important of all, we must encourage those we
love to take advantage of the life-saving medical technologies Letter to the Editor
about his parents. Mike’s father, a navy veteran of WWII, that now exist. Screening and other preventive measures can
Stock Market Drop back to 50 percent?
Will they do anything
Commentary Following the about Social Security
How Do We Circumvent Youth Violence? 1,000-point drop in the
stock market people
now that more money is
going out than coming
Nearly a month ago, Council and the mayor’s decision to cut millions from the asked: “What went in? How would a
Tyrone Parker parents, families and District’s community-based organization’s programs – ones wrong?” The real Republican Congress
communities in the District that provided violence intervention and prevention, mentoring, concern is what will pay the trillions of
of Columbia faced one of the deadliest shooting rampages in peer mediation, counseling, educational programs, recreational happen next? Will dollars of debt?
the city’s history, leaving four dead and six others wounded. activities and parent education – have had a direct impact on Congress come out The stock market
Residents, along with several community-based organizations, the resurgence of violence in the community. How can we with more meddlesome is volatile because
rallied from South Capitol Street to the funeral services of the keep our youth safe and off the streets, focused and positively regulation and malicious people do not trust
slain, to demonstrate that never should we as a village have active if the government does not see a need to keep programs the powers that be!
restructuring of
to experience the tragedy of losing our youth to gun violence. that circumvent youth violence as a priority for public safety? We cannot wait till
The stench of death touched many of our hearts as we glared How can we say we want peace if the recreational centers
investment financing?
Won’t legitimizing their November. Confidence
in caskets at some who were teenagers, or in their early 20s are being closed down and upscale condos are being built
and 30s, reminding us of the sons and daughters we have lost in their place? How can politicians attend funerals of the control over investment will be restored when
to gun violence. youth and extend their hand to help the community and take and mortgage capital politicians: Stop the
Since 1991, The Alliance of Concerned Men has helped community programs away? make every business energy tax hikes! Stop
to transform and save the lives of thousands of young people Why do we see two Districts? One D.C. is affluent and loan a political the Stimulus spending!
and negotiate seven gang truces. However, we mentored two a youth murdered there would result in the presence of the decision? What does Stop judges who
of the youth who were murdered in the rampage, and after this National Guard. The other D.C. is where our youth, many who taking capital from want to change the
travesty, our organization will never be the same. will never see age 21, are burying their peers and wearing business and stimulating Constitution!
In 1992, the Alliance, along with 100 African-American R.I.P. T-shirts. How long will we tolerate youth violence in the State and local
nation’s capital regardless of zip code? bureaucracy do to the
men, marched and formed a human prayer chain across economy? governments could
If we want to prevent these kinds of crimes, we should
the 14th Street Bridge in protest of guns coming into our help by renegotiating
be thinking about how to keep AK-47 machine guns off our When will they
community – 75 percent of them coming Virginia. We deluxe labor, pension
testified before the Government Reform Committee on how
streets and support legislation that addresses gun ban efforts. bail out and take over
We need to stop the blame game. We need everyone to focus troubled pension plans? and welfare benefits
the District of Columbia’s gun ban would essentially help the on effective responses to stop the violence. We could start by
community and save the lives of our youth. What will trading bogus so that people have a
working together to get guns off our streets and step up our
Our question to ourselves, to the community, law investments in community-based prevention programs that carbon credits do to the sustainable income.
enforcement and to the politicians is how do we circumvent are proven to help young people steer clear of crime. We must stock market? How will Restore confidence by
youth violence? And furthermore, how do we prevent other have a spirit of unity to create safe environments for our youth punitive regulations and empowering people
young men in our communities whose behavior, beliefs and to thrive and succeed. Let us ride the real spirit of “Yes We taxes on oil and coal and downsizing
actions reflect violence? How do we draw the village around Can.” producers and products government.
our young men and women strongly enough to prevent
Tyrone Parker is the executive director of the Alliance of
help the economy? Will
another massive shooting? the inheritance tax on Michael McCarthy
We can discuss how the cutting of earmarks by the D.C. Concern Men. For more information, visit the organization’s
website at www.allianceofconcernedmen.com. farms and factories go Hayward, Calif.
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Courtesy Photos

On May 8, More than 1,800 Ford, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Author and actor Hill Harper
students graduated from Howard Sonia Sotomayor, art historian David
with President Sidney
University’s 12 schools and colleges as Driskell, actor Hill Harper and Mellody
family, friends and faculty looked on. Hobson, president of the money School of Communications Ribeau after receiving an
Former Tennessee Congressman management firm Ariel Investments, students head toward honorary degree
Harold Ford Jr., chair of the received honorary degrees. “Good commencement proceedings
Democratic Leadership Council and Morning America” news anchor Robin
NBC news analyst, Roberts was awarded the honorary
was the keynote doctor of humanities degree.
commencement
speaker.

College of Medicine Supreme Court Justice Sonia


graduate Raolat Sotomayor is presented School of Divinity
Kerry Ann Hamilton is awarded
Abdulai gives the an honorary doctorate by students await the
her doctorate degree by
student address Vernon Jordan processional
President Sidney Ribeau

Photos by Robert Roberts

Photos by
Gerald Evans

Panelists speak with sportscaster James Brown

The Green family:


Joi, Darrell, Jerrell,
Jewel and Jaced

Edward Suggs, Carlos Eldridge Tony Dungy and


and James Thrash with some of District sports
the attendees personality Lou Holder

By Andrea L. “Aunni” Young


More than 4,000 men came to the First Baptist John Harbaugh, Ravens quarterback Jim Zorn and
Special to the AFRO
Church of Glenarden to attend the RED ZONE National sports commentator James (J.B.) Brown.
Fashionistas enjoyed networking and shopping Men’s Conference hosted in conjunction with the Conference attendees participated in general and
Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry: for fashion apparel and accessories at “Party with a Foundation for Manhood. breakout sections called “huddles” and were taught
Phyllis Barts, Cheryl Purpose,” a POSH Girl Event, coordinated by Jewell Keynote speakers included former Indianapolis how to move past their personal obstacles, referred
Demposey and Jamie Green, wife of Football Hall of Famer Darrell Green, Colts coach Tony Dungy, Baltimore Ravens head coach to as “red zones.”
Thomas and founder of POSH Couture.
A portion of the event’s sales went to support One
Team 4 Haiti, which provides support to the Clinton-
Bush Haiti Fund. Green, an image consultant and
fashion stylist, also coordinates fashion sales events
and donates to young women in the metropolitan
Principal players from the conference: Jim
area.
Zorn, Tony Dungy, Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr.,
Candice Coleman, Natasha Brown, “I support my wife 100 percent,” said Pro Football
James “JB’ Brown, Marty Granger, chairman,
event publicist; Chantelle Gordon Hall of Famer Green. “This is all her hard work. Jewell Former Washington Redskins Foundation for Manhood and primary sponsor;
and Danielle Scott and I have been married for 25 years.” player James Thrash and two John Harbaugh and Rev. Johnny Parker,
conference attendees director, Men’s Ministry

Photos by A.
Lois De Laine

NFL Hall of Famer


Darrell Green and Ardyss International Body Great-grandson Denzel Mooney,
wife Jewell, host of Reshaping, Nutrition and Harper and daughters, Cheryl
the Posh Party for a Skincare team Jones and Sharon May
Purpose
Harper and her only
remaining sister, Juanita
Gates
Charlotte
Harper enjoys a The Baltimore Marriott Hunt
champagne toast. Harper’s oldest Valley Inn ballroom was brightly
grandson Eric May, decorated in pink and green linens
wife Carolyn, and and flowers as family members, a
Helen Harley, LaTonya Tucker, their children Carsen cross section of former elementary
Vendors Linda Brock, Quentess Davis and and Kimberly students, principals, church members,
Karen Williamson sorority members, neighbors and
acquaintances from all walks of life
paid tribute to a remarkable lady who
Angela Gibson, celebrated her 90th birthday.
president of the Charlotte Elizabeth Emma Holsey Harper,
Epsilon Omega a product of the Baltimore Public School
chapter of Alpha System, grew up on Druid Hill Avenue in the
Kappa Alpha Doris Andrews Morgan
and Alberta Brown “Sugar Hill” area with four sisters.
Sorority, and Harper’s career spanned several decades
Cardrienne Griffin Campbelll, Harper’s
Joye Davis, Nadia Davis, Kelly Knight, of progressive positions from elementary
present a history of former sixth-grade
Juanita Brown and Mia Elliott teacher to vice principal to principal in the
the chapter students
Baltimore City Public School System.
After the death of her husband, Mrs.
Sahar Bitaraf of Harper moved to Matthews, N.C., to live
Shoecrush.com with her daughter, Sharon.

Honoree Charlotte Carolyn Roberts


Harper and and Dr. Geraldine Dr. Lee Lassiter, Louise
granddaughter Stacie R. Waters with the Lassiter and Dr. Anne O.
Harper honoree Harper Emery
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BY Perry Green quickly because there’s a lot “And 100 percent, yes, we fight that he doesn’t have his
AFRO Sports Editor of money out there.” will agree to a blood test right legs anymore. He changed his
What many are deeming to after the fight.” style because he can’t move
The big fight that everyone be the “Fight of the Century,” Roach said he watched like he used to at this weight,
has been waiting for may was initially negotiated Floyd’s latest fight with and that’s why he’s a little
finally be on, according to occur back in January, former champion Shane more flat-footed. And that’s
to a May 4 interview with but negotiations ended Mosley while at his training why Shane did hit him good
Filipino boxing icon Manny after Mayweather accused clinic with Khan. He watched in the early rounds.”
Pacquiao’s famous trainer, Pacquiao of using steroids the fight live from a boxing With the excitement Roach Courtesy Photo

Freddie Roach. and demanded that they take fan’s perspective, but noted is building up, fans hope the The faceoff between boxing icons Floyd Mayweather
Roach took a brief break Olympic-style drug testing, that he also recorded the fight deal actually does pan out. and Manny Pacquiao will happen in November 2010,
from the training regimen which requires blood testing back at his home and will No one has officially signed according to Pacquiao’s head trainer, Freddie Roach.
he’s directing for the light just days prior to the fight. later watch as a trainer and do any contracts, but Roach did
welterweight champion boxer Insulted by the accusation, his homework to best prepare mention that Mayweather I have to come up with the he knows [the Mayweathers]
Amir Khan to take a phone call Pacquiao withdrew from Manny. is currently in negotiations perfect game plan to get a win are going to talk trash like
from Atlanta sports talk radio fight talks with Mayweather, He may want to do with Golden Boy Promotions over him. One thing about normal,” Roach said. “But
station 790 AM’s “The Zone.” and told reporters that he’s as much homework as CEO Richard Schaeffer, who him, he’s very good at what I’m confrontational at times,
During the phone interview, uncomfortable with drawing possible, because many helped make almost every he does. and when he starts being
Roach told the station, yes, blood and believes it takes of his comments during big fight happen in recent “He’s very clever and disrespectful, I do get mad, so
the fight between Floyd away from his strength. the interview may have years. If the fight goes down, he sees well. But he can get I can’t make any guarantees.”
Mayweather and his prized Both boxers went on to Mayweather ready to retaliate. the setting will more than caught a few times early in the One thing Roach did
client, Pacquiao, will happen. dominate less competitive Roach said the undefeated likely be in Las Vegas around fight, and if Pacquiao catches guarantee, however, was the
“I just talked to [boxing boxers instead, but now it superstar is a sure Hall of November 2010, with a him, we will finish him.” first loss of Mayweather’s
promoter] Bob Arum appears they’re ready for Famer at his previous fight projected prize of about $40 Roach said he may also perfect 41-0 record. When
yesterday. Bob is flying what Roach described as the weight of 135-140 pounds, million for each fighter, not do a little fighting himself, asked if he believes the fight
to the Philippines today “biggest fight of all time.” but he’s only an average including additional profits should Floyd’s uncle and head will go the distance, Roach
to make Manny an offer When asked if Manny will fighter at his current weight that could be earned from trainer, Roger Mayweather, quickly said, “Nope, we will
and we are trying to make concede to Mayweather’s class of 147 pounds. what may be the biggest start talking too much trash. knock him out!”
this happen as best as we request for Olympic-style blood “He can’t punch at that pay-per-view event ever. But “Manny actually calms me Visit afro.com and join the
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writers Perry Green and Stephen
suggested that financial gain going to “meet in the middle.” issue I think, but also the the only reason this fight is respectful and he’ll handle D. Riley over who will win the
is the main reason both sides “We wanted [blood tests] speed factor; he’s a little going to be one to remember. everything in the ring, because “Fight of the Century.”
are motivated to make the no less than 24 days before slower at this weight,” “This one is really special
long anticipated fight finally fight day, they wanted 14 days Roach said of Mayweather. because this one is a very big
happen. “We have enough
ammo to get a deal done
out, so it’s going to be 17 or
18 days out,” Roach said.
“You can see during the
[Mayweather vs. Mosley]
challenge also,” Roach said.
“With Mayweather’s style,
Sports Commentary
John Salley Joins Congress in Fight When Legends Fall
Against Child Obesity
By Stephen D. Riley
AFRO Staff Writer

By the time Lawrence Taylor


By Perry Green Salley, who is a converted was wrapping up his NFL Hall
AFRO Sports Editor vegan. “Folks will [eat] parts of Fame career with the New
of the chicken or parts of the York Giants, I was still coloring
Four-time NBA champion swine that nobody else wanted wildly in the confinements of
John Salley teamed up with to eat during those times. Pig my elementary school class. By
Olympic gold medal-winning ears, pig feet, or chitterlings. the time of his second arrest for
track star Allyson Felix on an Don’t call it chitterlings, call buying crack cocaine in 1998, I
initiative that will push for it what it really is, pig guts. was firmly entrenched in the halls
healthier eating in schools None of that stuff is good for of my high school. And on the eve
across the United States. the body.” of his arrest last week for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl, I
Salley, Felix and other Most schools aren’t serving was already a couple of years deep into my writing career.
Courtesy Photo/Chris Quay
celebrities met with Congress pig ears in the lunch line, Taylor’s troubled timeline has served as my own personal
on May 5 to co-sponsor the Former NBA champion John Salley meets with Rep. Jesse but the mystery meat they growth chart over the years. Stretching back to 1986 when he
Healthy School Meals Act of Jackson Jr., D-Ill., and other members of Congress to push do serve isn’t any healthier. entered his first drug rehab program, he’s remained one of the
2010, H.R. 4870, a bill that for healthier eating in schools. Salley believes providing more polarizing figures in sports history since his introduction
offers new opportunities to better alternatives, like veggie to the football world in the late ‘70s. But outside of a few
improve school lunches and 51 co-sponsors in Congress, people dying at young ages burgers and real orange juice – choppy highlight reels, I’ve never actually seen Taylor play
fight childhood obesity. including Rep. Elijah because of what they’re eating not from concentrate – will go in person. But according to many, he was a certified terror,
Under the bill, kids Cummings and other the and that’s the truth.” a long way in the fight against apparently on and off the field. Sadly, much like fellow Hall
would be privileged to fruits, Congressional Black Caucus According to Salley, one childhood obesity.
of Famer O.J. Simpson (who I’ve also never seen play in
vegetables and other healthy members. of three Americans born after “It’s important for folks
person), the two-time Super Bowl champion is doing his best
plant-based products, instead “If you want to get anything 2000 are projected to develop to know that I’m not against
to bury a glorified playing career beneath a list of disturbing
of the “mystery meat” and major done in this country, you diabetes because their diets meat, I’m for fruits and
chronicles.
other less healthy foods have to know how to approach aren’t healthy enough. He vegetables, just like I’m not
On the heels of Taylor’s recent arrest, the question was
currently offered in schools. Washington, and that’s why I says this especially pertains to against war, I’m for peace,”
posed from media circles across the nation pondering whether
The Healthy School got involved,” Salley told the African Americans. Salley said. “I’m for whatever
Meals Act is currently backed is best for my people and I say
criminal circumstances should be enough to strip former
AFRO. “I look at it this way. “Most of the time in the
by more than two dozen if we have the best to offer, greats such as Simpson and Taylor of their Hall of Fame
If I don’t do this, we’re going Black community, folks are
Hollywood stars, along with why not offer it?” honors. In my opinion, YES!
to have a country full of sick still eating slave food,” said
Once you get past the on-field accomplishments, what else
is left to define a sports legend besides the actions of his post
Owning a home can be career? For all of his glory, Simpson will forever find it hard
to shake the label of murderer after the controversial death
more than just a dream. of his wife, Nicole Simpson, in 1994, nine years after “The
Juice’s” induction into the Hall of Fame. From a sports writer
who’s never seen Taylor play, his claim to fame at this point
for several ‘80s babies remains a chronic bout with crack use
and a penchant for trouble with the law.
Some may argue that the Hall of Fame is a measurement
of football accomplishments and not a litmus test for choir
boys and boy scouts, which is predominantly true. But for
all incoming rookies, the NFL takes them on a field trip to
Canton, Ohio’s Pro Football Hall of Fame sanctuary upon
their entrance into the league. Once inside the Hall, aspiring
rookies are given a brief history lesson of some of the league’s
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• Little money for a downpayment of today’s Hall of Famers. So one look at Taylor’s bronze
• Little or “less-than-perfect” credit history enshrinement and how should the tour guide illustrate Taylor’s
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but you also can’t ignore his life’s failings neither. Until Hall
of Fame memberships are revoked for criminal behavior, the
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Queen Latifah: The ‘Just Wright’ Interview


By Kam Williams Hamri and working with time in your busy schedule to Patton’s, Morgan. And we
Common and the rest of the shoot around? also get to see them sort of

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cast? QL: I do. Whenever a ball be family and go through the
Hip-hop icon and box- QL: Oh, man, it was is around, you can’t help but types of things many families
office attraction Queen amazing. Honestly, I couldn’t pick that thing up and shoot go through, yet still find love
Latifah talks here about her have asked for a better group it. You know what I mean? in the end. That’s the realistic
new movie, Just Wright, of people to work with. It was …My body is not exactly image that we wanted to
where she gets to play the a true team effort. There’s as limber as it used to be in portray, not broad stereotypes
title character for the first no way we could have done high school, obviously, but with one swipe of the brush.
time ever opposite Common this independently of one I still enjoy a good game of We’re painting our pictures as
as her love interest. Directed another. Sanaa was the perfect basketball…. vividly as possible.
by Sanaa Hamri (Something choice because she had a KW: Recent college grad KW: What about acting
New), the romantic comedy’s great vision for the film from Laz Lyles asks, do you think do you find most challenging,
talented supporting cast the moment she first read the “Just Wright” will help revive and do you think the range
includes Paula Patton, Pam script. We interviewed a lot the Black romantic film? roles for Black women in
Grier and Phylicia Rashad. of different directors, but her QL: I think you definitely Hollywood are improving?
take on it was something that see true Black love in this QL: I approach the film
KW: What interested you we appreciated because she film. And I hope that it helps business the way I feel about
in “Just Wright?” assured us that she planned to revive the genre, but I self-esteem—it’s something
QL: Actually, it was to bring a certain style and can’t say whether it will
that has to be maintained.
kinda something we just taste to the production, that it be a catalyst for that. But
That’s kind of how I feel
created from scratch. What would be elevated and classy, Just Wright isn’t a romantic
about positive roles in
we wanted to do was make and have cool shots that comedy just for Black folks.
was a romantic comedy that would make everyone look I think anybody who watches Hollywood. They have to
was both sexy and romantic really good onscreen. I think this movie is going to fall be maintained. You have to
and had some emotion, but that she managed to pull it all in love with the idea of love purposefully, intentionally
at the same time wasn’t just Leslie Wright, my character, her to the games because he off, and I’m really proud of again. You get to see a strong try to make the right type of
a chick flick, and that had being a big basketball fan, didn’t have a son. That made her. male in Common’s character, films. And the more people
some action, some energy. and a daddy’s girl. One of the a really big fan out of her… KW: You used to play a Scott, and two completely that do that, the more things
And that’s where the whole ways that she and her daddy KW: …What was it like mean game of basketball back different female leads in my will continue to improve.
NBA component came in with bonded was by his taking being directed by Sanaa in the day....[do] you still find character, Leslie, and Paula Absolutely.

By Rosa Pryor

ENJOY THE MUSIC, HAVE is celebrating “Youth in Jazz” is an after school program honor on May 22 to be held Well folks, I believe it
FUN (which by the way is an that helps some students at the Arundel High School is about that time. If you
Hello, hello everyone. excellent event), on May 16 in the area of the church Auditorium, 1 p.m., 1001 need me, you know what
How are you doing? Oh at the St. James’ Episcopal in Lafayette Square. They Annapolis Road, Gambrills, to do —call me at 410-
mannnn, this is my kind of Church, 1020 Lafayette Ave., provide academic help as Md. This will be a musical 833-9474 or e-mail me at
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bought some pretty flowers, “David” Hairston. The event The special friends of Dr. music, and being the band
Dr. Phillip L. Butts is being
soil and flower pots and had starts at 5 p.m. Butts are cordially invited director at Arundel High UNTIL THE NEXT
honored on May 22 at
myself a good time in my The St. James’ Academy to attend a gala tribute in his School for 38 years. Dr. Butts TIME, I’M MUSICALLY
the Arundel High School
front yard and front porch is also a renowned drummer YOURS. I’LL SEE YOU AT
Auditorium at 1 p.m. The
planting flowers. I sat out and plays the xylophone. THE NEWSSTAND.
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pulled out my grill and renowned saxophonist
information, call Jim Bass
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at 443-994-3505 or e-mail
came down from Philadelphia his annual fundraiser
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Before I forget, if there are Buckingham Road, Room No. himself and his Jazz &
any of my readers who know 105, Gwynn Oak, Md. Her Blues Men in concert
the Rev. Henry Turner, you visiting hours are daily from performing the music
know his mother has been 12 to 5 p.m. Pass the word on, of Dexter Gordon and
very sick. Well, she is doing send her a flower or card to let Arthur Prysock on May
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“Serving God and Humanity Into Our 2nd Century • 125 Years”
Faith In Action
Church Briefs
May 15
Sunday, May 16, 2010 The Young People of Reid Temple AME Church, 11400
SALUTING OUR CHILDREN Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale, Md., are hosting, “It’s All
AND YOUTH About Me,” 1-4 p.m. For more information call the church at
9:30 AM Sunday School
May 14 301-352-0320. The Rev. Dr. Lee P. Washington is pastor of the
Bishop Rudolph McKissick Jr., Bethel Baptist Institutional church.
11:00 AM Morning Worship Church, Jacksonville, Fla., is the preacher for the “Special
Preaching: Dr. Selma Curry-Harrison Dr. Alfred C. D. Vaughn, Friday Night Services” to observe the 45th year of determined
Senior Pastor May 16
Also “Mass Blessing of Babies” Dr. William E. Johnson, Jr., pastoral leadership of the Rev. Dr. Harold A. Carter Sr., The women of Douglas Memorial Community Church,
Pastor
New Shiloh Baptist Church, 2100 N. Monroe St. The Right 1325 Madison Ave., celebrate their day, 10 a.m., with guest
Wednesday, May 11th -11:30 AM Mid-Day Bible Study Rev. Vashti McKenzie, presiding prelate of the AME 13th preacher, the Rev. Barbara A. Heard, associate pastor of
6:30 PM Family Bible Study Episcopal District, Nashville, Tenn., will preach on May 21. Women’s Ministries, Trinity United Church of Christ,
Rev. Tamara England-Hardy, Teaching Services begin at 7 p.m. For more information call the church
Thursday - 4:00 PM Children Fellowship
Chicago. For more information call 410-523-1700 or visit
at 410-523-5306 or visit www.newshilohbaptist.org. Dr. www.douglaschurch.org. The Rev. Dr. S. Todd Yeary is senior
Friday - 6:00 PM Boy Scouts will meet Carter shares pastorate of the church with his son, the Rev. Dr.
Saturday - 10 AM - 1 PM Saturday Church School
pastor of the church.
Harold A. Carter Jr.
May 24
In Celebration of Our 125th Year Hear the Drexel University Gospel Choir in concert, 7 The Radio Choir of Christian Community Church of
May 30th • 11:00 AM p.m., at Perkins Square Baptist Church, 2500 Edmondson God will be joined in concert at 7:30 p.m. by the choirs of
Dr. Juanita Abernathy, wife of Dr. Ralph Abernathy Ave., in celebration of 18 years of pastoral ministry by the Gillis Memorial Christian Community, Jones Tabernacle and
will be our guest preacher Rev. Dr. Cleveland T.A. Mason II, “Pastor and People, Simmons Memorial Churches. For more information call the
Minding the Mission, Pursuing God’s Plan.” For more church at 410-945-1885 or visit www.cccogod.org. The Rev.
information, call the church at 410-945-0445 or email Dr. Melvin C. Green is pastor of Christian Community Church
Visit us on the web at nulifemin@aol.com. of God, 2701 W. Baltimore St.
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Items Daily. Motley’s 2010 by the Circuit The contact person for this project is Carole Young (410) 545-6071.
302-659-5800. Visit
Auction & Realty Group,
www.bonayrehomes.
WATERFRONT Court for Baltimore
804-232-3300, www.mot- City,
com PROPERTIES Projects must comply with the 2006 edition of ”The Specifications for
leys.com, VAAL#16 ORDERED, that pub- Materials, Highways, Bridges, Utilities and Incidental Structures”. City
FINAL CLOSEOUT lication be given one personnel will utilize the City of Baltimore Guidelines for the Performance
LOTS & SALE PRIME James time in a newspaper of Evaluation of Design Consultants and Construction Contractors for this
AUTOMOBILE Riverfront! 4.5 AC- Only general circulation in contract/project.
ACREAGE $210,000 w/ Sand Beach Baltimore City on or
DONATION
DEEDBACK BARGAIN! Shoreline Was $595,000 before the 7 day of Firms intending to submit a proposal as a prime consultant for this project
DONATE VEHICLE: 20+ Acres SUBDIVID- Only a few riverfronts June, 2010, which should submit a ”Letter of Interest” to the Office of Boards and
Receive $1000 GRO- ABLE! only $86,720. Sale- remain- own for 1/3 of shall warn all Commissions, Room 601, 417 East Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland
CERY COUPONS, Your 5/15/10. All wooded home- their value! EXCELLENT interested persons to 21202 (FAX: 410-625-4667). Since these letters are utilized to assist
Choice. NOAH'S ARC, site, great western view, FINANCING Call now file an affidavit in op- small, minority and women business enterprises in identifying potential
866-764-5238, x 1918 position to the relief teaming partners, the letters should be submitted within five (5) days of

SUBSCRIBE
NO KILL Animal Shelters. beautiful building site. 2
410-554-8200

Advanced Veterinary miles to town, under 2 hrs requested on or be- the date of the project´s advertisement. The letter should contain a
fore the 17 day of contact person. Failure to submit a ”Letter of Interest” will not disqualify

TODAY!
Treatments. Free Towing, DC Metro. Paved county
road frontage, utilities, June, 2010. a firm submitting a proposal for the project.
IRS TAX DEDUCTION.
perced. Surrounding
Frank M. Conaway
Non-runners 1-866-912- Clerk
parcels sold for $180K!!! Each prime consultant applying for this Project will be required to
GIVE 5/14
Don’t miss this one!
complete and submit an original Federal Form 255, along with five (5)
copies, to the Office of Boards and Commissions. The Federal Form
DONATE YOUR VEHI-
Excellent financing. LEGAL NOTICES 255 and the five copies must be submitted on or before 12:00 P.M.
www.landneardc.com Call (Noon) on. 6-10-10. Submittals may not be accepted after this deadline.
CLE RECEIVE FREE
1-800-888-1262 (1) US CARGO TRAILER
VACATION VOUCHER
UNITED BREAST CAN- VIN# 4PLS00C11W1012508 The consultant selected for the award of this project shall provide
CER FOUNDATION Free RED/BLACK IN COLOR professional liability, auto liability, and general liability and workers ´
MISC. DUAL WHEELS compensation insurances as required by the City of Baltimore.
Mammograms, Breast
(2) TIBER LAKE TRAILER
Cancer Info AIRLINE MECHANIC –
WHITE Qualification Requirements
www.ubcf.info FREE Train for high paying VIN# 5D4EB10111G002648 All architectural, engineering, and surveying firms listed in the specific
Towing, Tax Deductible, Aviation Maintenance 2 AXLES proposal for the Project must be prequalified by the Office of Boards
Non-Runners Accepted, Career. FAA approved pro- (3) 1974 DATSUN 240Z WHITE and Commissions for each applicable discipline at time of submittal for
1-888-468-5964 gram. Financial aid if quali- VIN# HLS3091752 this Project.
fied - Job placement assis- (4) 2002 CHEVROLET IMPALA GREEN
tance. CALL Aviation VIN# 2G1WF52E129302140 It is the policy of the City of Baltimore to promote equal business
DONATE AUTOS, Institute of Maintenance opportunity in the City´s contracting process. Pursuant to Article 5,
TRUCKS, RV'S. (866) 823-6729 Subtitle 28 of Baltimore City Code (Latest Edition) - Minority and
LUTHERAN MISSION City of Baltimore Women´s Business Program, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and
SOCIETY. Your donation Department of Finance Women´s Business Enterprise (WBE) participation goals apply to this
helps local families with MISC. FOR Bureau of Purchases contract.
food, clothing, shelter. Tax SALE
deductible. MVAlicensed Sealed proposals addressed to the Board of The MBE goal is 27%
LutheranMissionSociety.o HOMEOWNERS WANT- Estimates of Baltimore, will be received until, The WBE goal is 9%
ED! Kayak Pools looking
but not later than 11:00 a.m. local time on
rg. or toll-free
the following date(s) for the stated Both the proposed Minority and Women´s Business Enterprise firms must
for Demo homesites to dis-
requirements: be named and identified as an MBE or WBE within Item 6 of the Standard
play new maintenance free
MAY 26, 2010 Form (SF) 255 in the spaces provided for identifying outside key
CAMPGROUNDS Kayak pools. Save thou-
sands of $$. Unique oppor-
PROVIDE VARIOUS SUBMERSIBLE consultants/associates anticipated for utilization for this project. One firm
PUMPS B50001445 cannot be utilized to attain both the MBE and WBE goals.
Lake Somerset Camp tunity! 100% financing JUNE 9, 2010
Ground, Maryland available. 1-877-377-7665. PROVIDING /PERFORMING/DELIVERING, ANY SUBMITTALS THAT DO NOT INCLUDE THE PROPER MBE/WBE
Eastern Shore. Leave MAINTAINING BALTIMORE CITY STREET (IN SOME INSTANCES DBE) PARTICIPATION WILL BE DIS-
your RV on site all year. LIGHT FIXTURES B50001491 APPROVED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION FOR THIS PROJECT.
$1500 includes water, MISC./TRAINING
electric & sewage. Call for THE ENTIRE SOLICITATION DOCUMENT Non-Affiliation
brochure 410-957-1866 MASSAGE THERAPY – CAN BE VIEWED AND DOWN LOADED BY
or 410 957-9897 or email Learn fast, earn fast. VISITING THE CITYS WEB SITE: A firm submitting a proposal may not use an MBE or WBE to meet a contract
Financial aid if qualified. A www.baltimorecitibuy.org goal if:
us at 1.The firm has a financial interest in the MBE or WBE
lakesomerset@earth- new career is at your fin-
2.The firm has an interest in the ownership or control of the MBE or WBE
link.net. gertips. Call Centura 3.The firm is significantly involved in the operation of the MBE or WBE (Article
College 877-206-3353 City of Baltimore 5 subtitle 28-41).
Department of Finance
Bureau of Purchases A firm submitting as a prime consultant that fails to comply with the requirements
FURNITURE MOUNTAIN of Article 5, Subtitle 28 of Baltimore City Code when executing a contract is
PROPERTY Sealed proposals addressed to the Board of subject to the following penalties: suspension of a contract; withholding of funds;
Cherry Bedroom Set. Estimates of Baltimore, will be received until, recision of contract based on material breach; disqualification as a consultant
Solid Wood, never used, MTN HUNTING CABIN but not later than 11:00 a.m. local time on from eligibility to provide services to the City for a period not to exceed 2 years;
brand new in factory OLD POND/ STREAM the following date(s) for the stated and payment for damages incurred by the City.
boxes. English Dovetail. OPEN/ W OODED 48 AC- requirements:
Original cost $4500. Sell A resume for each person listed as key personnel and/or specialist, including
$82,855 JUNE 9, 2010 those from MBE and WBE must be shown on the page provided within the
for $795. Can deliver. Turnkey hunt cabin w/ per- RESPIRATORS, REPLACEMENT PARTS application.
240-482-8721 fect mix of fields & woods. AND FIT TEST SERVICES B50001499
Secluded pond ready to MATERIALS USED FOR SIGNS, BAN- Please be advised that for the purpose of reviewing price proposals and
LEATHER LIVING enjoy. Great for weekend NERS, POSTERS, ETC B50001500 invoices, the City of Baltimore defines a principal of a firm as follows:
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LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES
Strictly Personal
A ”principal” is any individual owning 5% or more of the outstanding stock of
an entity, a partner of a partnership, a 5% or more shareholder of a sub-chapter
PIZZAGALLI CONSTRUCTION COMPANY SEEKS SMALL, MINORITY Pen Pals
´S´ Corporation, or an individual owner. AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
Attractive lady 5’6”, interested in cooking, music, DVDs, good conversation
Out-of-State Corporations must identify their corporate resident agent within the Pizzagalli Construction Company will be submitting a bid on June 9,
application. 2010, for the Deer Creek Pumping Station Improvements (W.C. 1168) and quiet evenings. I would like to meet someone with similar interests, who
in Baltimore, MD. At the present time we are soliciting quotations for the is religious, with his own home and transportation. Contact: Brenda Johnson,
Firms will not be considered for a specific project if they apply as both a following work: Acoustical Ceilings; Blasting; Doors/Hardware; Electrical; 32 Caraway Road, Reisterstown, Md. 21136.
sub-consultant and prime consultant. Hauling; HVAC; Masonry; Painting; Paving; Pre-Engineered Metal
Building; Reinforcing Steel/Placing; Roofing (Metal and Built-Up); ---
The applications for this Project (Form 255) cannot be supplemented with any Skylights; Vinyl Composition Tile; Walks/Curbs; Waterproofing/ Lonesome Hearts - Pen Pals
additional information such as graphs, photographs, organization chart, etc. All Dampproofing
such information should be incorporated into the appropriate pages. Applications To have a notice published in the Strictly Personal Section, write the message you want
should not be bound. Applications should simply be stapled in the upper printed in the space below. Enclose ten dollars ($10.00), check or money order for 25 words.
left-hand corner. Cover sheets should not be included. Inclusion and/or submittal Documents can be viewed and/or obtained from the City of Baltimore, NO CASH PLEASE. Additional words will cost 50 cents each.
of additional material may result in the applicant being disqualified from Department of Public Works Service Center, Abel Wolman Municipal
consideration for this project. Building, First Floor, 200 N. Holliday St., Baltimore, MD 21202
(410-396-4041) at a cost of $100/set (nonrefundable).
Failure to follow directions of this advertisement or the application may cause To answer a Lonesome Heart notice, enclose a check or money order for $2.00 for each let-
disqualification of the submittal. Please be advised that M/WBE´s must be certified by the City of ter you wish to have forwarded. NO CASH PLEASE. Be sure to include the box number of
Baltimore Minority and Women´s Business Opportunity Office (MWBOO). the person you wish to contact.
Robert B. MacLeod
Executive Secretary
All letters, queries and notices should be sent to:
If you have any questions, please contact Joan Desorda at 802-651-1245 STRICTLY PERSONAL
CERTIFICATION OF PUBLICATION (or toll free at 800-760-7607, ext. 1245), fax 802-651-1360, email
CITY OF BALTIMORE 2519 N. Charles Street,
jdesorda@pizzagalli.com, mailing address P.O. Box 2009, So. Burlington,
OFFICE OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS VT 05407. Baltimore, MD 21218
PUBLIC NOTICE
PROCUREMENT OF CONSULTANT SERVICES
PROJECT # 1126 - ON-CALL CIVIL/STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
SERVICES
The Baltimore City Office of Boards and Commissions has been
requested by the Department of General Services, to receive proposals
to establish contracts with five (5) engineering design consultants to
perform on-call civil/structural engineering services for the City of
Baltimore.
CAREER CORNER
The work will consist primarily of the preparation of construction
documents for repairs, renovations, and minor new construction related
to a variety of public buildings and miscellaneous structures (such as ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES MARYLAND STADIUM AUTHORITY
office buildings, health facilities, police stations, fire stations, libraries,
schools and multipurpose centers), utilities and other facilities. The work Accepting Applications for the following Position:
may also include field investigations, feasibility studies, construction Deputy Sheriff, Lateral Entry
administration services and cost estimating. The consultant may also be Police Officer Entry Level SENIOR ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN
required to provide the above services and sketches and specifications Police Officer, Lateral Entry
for Indefinite Quantity Contracts (IQC) work. The consultant may be For more information on this position, please log on to
required to analyze existing structures for safety and prepare temporary Visit our website at www.aacounty.org for additional in- www.mdstad.com under Employment
or permanent corrective measures. One major project may be included
in lieu of several small projects. formation and to apply on-line. You may use the Internet
at any Anne Arundel County library, or visit our office at
The consultant and his team shall have the capability to perform all 2660 Riva Road in Annapolis.
services necessary to prepare complete contract documents for the
Registered Nurse: Psych
construction of civil/structural components and appurtenances required AEO/DF/SFE Health center has a position available for a Psychiatric
in public facilities. All teams shall have at least one member LEED Registered Nurse on the Assertive Community Treatment
Accredited Professional (LEED AP). team. Will provide community based services designed to
promote stability, recovery and community reintegration of
The selected firm must demonstrate ability in the following: Medicare Improvement for Patient and Provider Coordinator formerly homeless individuals who have a mental illness
SAL: $19.28 per hour/Contractual and abuse substances. Qualifications: Licensed as Reg-
-Civil and structural engineering design applications
-Civil and structural modifications to existing facilities istered Nurse in Maryland. At least three years experience
P/T professional needed to assist in coordinating the federal in community based services with dually diagnosed
-Conducting and preparing reports of field investigations and feasibility Medicare Improvement for Patient and Provider Act of 2008
studies
grant. Coordinate Medicare related low-income outreach, edu-
population. Excellent verbal and written communication
-Preparing detailed, reliable cost estimates skills; good computer skills. Bilingual English/Spanish pre-
-Knowledge of current federal, state and local building codes and cation and enrollment initiatives statewide. Statewide travel is
required. For the official job announcement and MS-100 ferred. Driver´s license required. Send resume by 05/26/10
regulations to C. Berry, HCH, 421 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202.
-Providing appropriate and adequate manpower for a rapid response to application form, visit www.mdoa.state.md.us. Send MS-100
the City´s need to meet tight scheduling requirements by May 26, 2010 to: MDoA, HR, 301 West Preston St., Suite Email: hrresumes@hchmd.org, Fax: (410)837-8020. No
-Coordinating overall team approach, including MBE and WBE partici- 1007, Baltimore, MD 21201. EOE phone calls. EOE
pation, of assigned tasks

afro.com
Each contract will be limited to an overall upset fee of $2,000,000. NURSING SKILLS LAB
Contract duration for the start of new work tasks will be two years with
(3), one (1) year options or until the upset fee limit is reached, whichever COORDINATOR
occurs first; however, projects started within the two-year period may CARROLL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
continue beyond the 2-year time frame until completion. The contact has a full-time, 10 month position available
person for this project is Dennis Chojnowski (410) 396-4840. as a Nursing Skills Lab Coordinator.

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Additional information may be obtained at
Projects must comply with the 2006 edition of ”The Specifications for www.carrollcc.edu.
Materials, Highways, Bridges, Utilities and Incidental Structures”. City
personnel will utilize the City of Baltimore Guidelines For The Perform-
ance Evaluation of Design Consultants and Construction Contractors for
this contract/project.
Firms intending to submit a proposal as a prime consultant for this project
should submit a ”Letter of Interest” to the Office of Boards and
Commissions, Room 601, 417 East Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland
21202 (FAX: 410-625-4667). Since these letters are utilized to assist
small, minority and women business enterprises in identifying potential
teaming partners, the letters should be submitted within five (5) days of
the date of the project´s advertisement. The letter should contain a
contact person. Failure to submit a ”Letter of Interest” will not disqualify
a firm submitting a proposal for the project.

Each prime consultant applying for this Project will be required to


complete and submit an original Federal Form 255, along with five (5)
copies, to the Office of Boards and Commissions. The Federal Form
255 and the five copies must be submitted on or before 12:00 P.M.
(Noon) on. 6-10-10. Submittals may not be accepted after this deadline.

The consultant selected for the award of this project shall provide
professional liability, auto liability, general liability and workers´ com-
pensation insurances as required by the City of Baltimore.

Qualification Requirements
All architectural, engineering, and surveying firms listed in the specific
proposal for the Project must be prequalified by the Office of Boards
and Commissions for each applicable discipline at time of submittal for
this Project.

It is the policy of the City of Baltimore to promote equal business


opportunity in the City´s contracting process. Pursuant to Article 5,
Subtitle 28 of Baltimore City Code (Latest Edition) - Minority and
Women´s Business Program, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and
Women´s Business Enterprise (WBE) participation goals apply to this
contract.

The MBE goal is 23%


The WBE goal is 10%

Both the proposed Minority and Women´s Business Enterprise firms must
be named and identified as an MBE or WBE within Item 6 of the Standard
Form (SF) 255 in the spaces provided for identifying outside key
consultants/associates anticipated for utilization for this project. One firm
cannot be utilized to attain both the MBE and WBE goals.
ANY SUBMITTALS THAT DO NOT INCLUDE THE PROPER MBE/WBE
(IN SOME INSTANCES DBE) PARTICIPATION WILL BE DIS-
APPROVED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION FOR THIS PROJECT.
Non-Affiliation

A firm submitting a proposal may not use an MBE or WBE to meet a contract
goal if:
1.The firm has a financial interest in the MBE or WBE
2.The firm has an interest in the ownership or control of the MBE or WBE
3.The firm is significantly involved in the operation of the MBE or WBE (Article
5 subtitle 28-41).

A firm submitting as a prime consultant that fails to comply with the requirements
of Article 5, Subtitle 28 of Baltimore City Code when executing a contract is
subject to the following penalties: suspension of a contract; withholding of funds;
recision of contract based on material breach; disqualification as a consultant
from eligibility to provide services to the City for a period not to exceed 2 years;
and payment for damages incurred by the City.

A resume for each person listed as key personnel and/or specialist, including
those from MBE and WBE must be shown on the page provided within the
application.

Please be advised that for the purpose of reviewing price proposals and
invoices, the City of Baltimore defines a principal of a firm as follows:

A ”principal” is any individual owning 5% or more of the outstanding stock of


an entity, a partner of a partnership, a 5% or more shareholder of a sub-chapter
´S´ Corporation, or an individual owner.

Out-of-State Corporations must identify their corporate resident agent within the
application.
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Firms will not be considered for a specific project if they apply as both a
sub-consultant and prime consultant.

The applications for this Project (Form 255) cannot be supplemented with any
additional information such as graphs, photographs, organization chart, etc. All
such information should be incorporated into the appropriate pages. Applications
3RZHUSOD\
should not be bound. Applications should simply be stapled in the upper
left-hand corner. Cover sheets should not be included. Inclusion and/or submittal
of additional material may result in the applicant being disqualified from
consideration for this project.

Failure to follow directions of this advertisement or the application may cause


disqualification of the submittal.

Robert B. MacLeod
Executive Secretary
May 16, 2009 - May 22, 2009, The Washington Afro-American A7