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February 19, 2011 - February 25, 2011, The Afro-American A1

Volume 119 No. 28 PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY EDITION

FEBRUARY 19, 2011 - FEBRUARY 25, 2011

Did Civil Rights-Era Comic Book Character Education Gonzaga Edges


Inspire Egyptian Protestors? A2 Special Section insert DeMatha B2

Obama Budget Criticized Jack Johnson Indicted


By Zenitha Prince statement. “If we are serious about cutting
Washington Bureau Chief the size of government and creating jobs, it By George Barnette
is going to require real leadership from this AFRO Staff Writer
President Barack Obama’s 2012 budget, White House.”
released on Valentine’s Day, is getting little The White House spending plan promises Former Prince George’s
love from either side of the ideological aisle. to cut the deficit by $1.1 trillion over 10 years County Executive Jack
Republicans, who in a nod to their tea but will increase the deficit by $1.65 trillion Johnson was indicted on
party supporters have proposed $61 billion in this year before starting to scale back. federal bribery, extortion
spending cuts for the current fiscal year ending The plan reflects funding boosts in areas and witness and evidence
Sept. 30, said Obama’s $3.73 trillion proposal such as biomedical research, broadband tampering charges on Feb.
falls short of his pledge to fiscal discipline. extension, high-speed rail, elementary 14.
“The President’s budget reflects a complete education and clean energy. “These According to the
lack of seriousness about our present fiscal investments are an essential part of the indictment, the 61-year-
crisis.  If this is our generation’s Sputnik budget,” President Obama said at Baltimore’s old Johnson is accused
moment, then the White House clearly hasn’t Parkville Middle School and Center for of conspiring – with
gotten the message,” said Republican National Technology on Monday, “... because I’m developers, political
Committee Chairman Reince Priebus in a candidates, public officials
Continued on A3 and Amrik Singh Melhi,
owner of Tick Tock Liquors
in Hyattsville, as well as
President Barack Obama other liquor stores in the
makes a statement about region – to use his influence
his budget during a to produce favorable
news conference on the official actions for the
White House complex in aforementioned parties.
Washington on Feb. 15. “Pay-to-play
government is not
democratic government,”
said U.S. Attorney Rod J.
Rosenstein in a statement.
“Anyone who seeks
benefits or approvals from
the government should be
evaluated on the merits,
without being extorted for
payments or losing out to
competitors who pay bribes.
Government employees
AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

flagrantly abuse the public


trust when they take money
Photo by Rob Roberts
Former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson
in return for official acts.”
faces a possible 115 years based on the indictment
Continued on A5 handed down on Feb. 14.

Md., Prince George’s Black


Developer for Population Increases
New Carrollton By George Barnette and Shernay Williams redistricting. “[Minority growth] actually
bodes well depending on where these Census
Station Chosen
AFRO Staff Writers
Hear the AFRO on The Daily blocks are in the population and where the
Drum, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Maryland’s Black population increased population is,” Edwards said. “We get to
By AFRO Staff Maryland Department slightly to 29.4 percent, while Blacks see what this might mean, in terms of the
of Transportation are seemingly migrated to southern counties, prospects for additional members of the
The Maryland still in the process of an according to new Census data released Feb. 9. state senate, who might be African American
Department of active procurement for Counties such as Anne Arundel, Howard and be competitive in some districts where
Transportation (MDOT) and New Carrollton,” Metro and Charles – whose White population dipped there hasn’t been competition [from African
Washington Metropolitan spokeswoman Angela from 67 to 48 percent over the last decade Americans] before.”
– experienced the largest growth spurts of Prince George’s County has also seen
Black residents. growth since 2000. The county’s population
U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., said grew 7.7 percent from 801,515 to 863,420.
areas such as Charles County, which was once Despite the fallout from the foreclosure crisis,
rural and undeveloped, are becoming more which left the county’s economy in shambles,
developed as the result of urban sprawl from officials say they’re not surprised at the
the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. numbers.
She says the new racial composition “I’ve actually long suspected that we were
may benefit minorities during legislative
Continued on A5

AFRO File Photo

Area Transit Authority Gates told the AFRO. “The


(Metro) has selected Forest selection team is preparing a
City Washington to develop recommendation for Metro
the land around the New Board action by the end of
Carrollton Metro Station March and for subsequent
according to the Washington action by MDOT.”
Post. The process to select a
Neither officials developer was supposed
at MDOT nor Metro to have happened already.
would comment on the Interested companies were
process but did admit the to have bids submitted by
selection phase is nearing
Join the AFRO on an end. “Metro and the
Continued on A6
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A2 The Afro-American, February 19, 2011 - February 25, 2011

AFRO National Briefs Georgia Rep. John Lewis (D) told MSNBC a 50-year-old comic
book about the slain civil right’s leader and the Montgomery,
Ala. bus boycott has gained notoriety in the Arab world.
“Egypt is a reliable, dependable friend of the United
Did Forgotten Civil Rights-Era Comic Book Inspire
States of America, but what we’re witnessing is a nonviolent
Egypt’s Protestors?
revolution occurring in Egypt and we must be on the right
Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy of social justice and
side of history. ... I just heard a day or two ago that more
nonviolent protest may have prompted thousands of Egyptian
than 250,000 copies of The Montgomery Story in comic book
activists to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
form was distributed throughout Egypt and it was copied and
translated. I believe many of the people in the streets today Johannesburg’s new Rho Phi Lambda Chapter
have been deeply inspired
by the civil rights movement President Herman “Skip” Mason Jr., and included members of
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in America and deeply the fraternity’s board of directors, dignitaries and more than
The Afro-American Newspapers
Baltimore Office • Corporate Headquarters inspired by Martin Luther 200 others.
2519 N. Charles Street King ...” The new Johannesburg chapter’s 13 charter members
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4602 The Montgomery Story relocated from America to South Africa. However, the
410-554-8200 • Fax: 1-877-570-9297 was first published in 1956 fraternity aims to expand by inviting native South Africans to
www.afro.com
and highlighted the bus join the fraternity through the Rho Phi Lambda chapter.
Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892
Washington Publisher Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II boycott that ended the city’s “We are excited about establishing the first chapter of
segregated transportation Alpha Phi Alpha on the African continent in the 21st century,”
Chairman of the Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr. policies. Although it said Michael Sudarkasa, chapter president and a Harvard
garnered little attention
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222
University-trained lawyer initiated at the University of
Receptionist - Wanda Pearson - 410-554-8200 stateside, Egyptian blogger Michigan. “We look forward to playing an integral part in
Dalia Ziada translated the helping to expand the fraternity’s presence in Africa in the
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289
comic book into Farsi and coming years.”
susangould@afro.com Arabic in 2008. According
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount - 410-554-8246 to her blog, the Arabic and
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235 Va.’s First Black Chief of Justice Dies at 55
Farsi translations inspired
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Leroy Hassell Sr., Virginia’s first Black chief justice, died
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274 Vietnamese activists and
Feb. 9 at a Richmond hospital, the Supreme Court of Virginia
The Montgomery Story is now being distributed throughout
Director of Finance - Jack Leister - 410-554-8242 announced in a press release. The cause of his death was not
other Asian countries.
released.
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265 “The main message I hope that Arabic readers will take
A native of Norfolk, Hassell was a graduate of the
from the MLK comic book is that: change is not impossible.
Director, Community & Public Relations University of Virginia and
It is time to stop using our muscles blindly,” said Ziada,
Harvard Law School. Before
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243
director of the American Islamic Congress (AIC) – a activist
joining the Supreme Court at
group created in response to the Sept. 11 attacks – according
Editorial
Executive Editor - Talibah Chikwendu - 410-554-8251 34, he became partner at the
E-mail: editor@afro.com to TheGrio.com. “Let’s try using our intellect in innovative,
nationally recognized McGuire
Baltimore Bureau Chief - Tiffany Ginyard - 410-554-8269 creative ways to pressure decision makers and end dictatorship,
Managing Editor - Kristin Gray - 410-554-8277 Woods law firm.
Washington Bureau Chief - Zenitha Prince - 202-332-0080, ext. 119 tyranny and the suppression practiced against us.” Hassell was a member of
Global Markets
the court since 1989 and served
Director - Benjamin M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Charters South African as chief justice from February
bphillips@afro.com Chapter 2003 until his death. His
Washington Circulation/Distribution Manager
Edgar Brookins - 202-332-0080, ext. 116
The world’s oldest intercollegiate fraternity founded by successor, Chief Justice Kinser,
Baltimore Circulation/Distribution Manager African-American men has established its first chapter in praised Hassell’s intellect
Sammy Graham - 410-554-8266 South Africa. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, founded at Cornell and “passion for the law” in a
Production Department - 410-554-8288 University in Ithaca, N.Y., in 1906, chartered Rho Phi Lambda statement.
Chapter in Johannesburg on Feb. 3. AP Photo
“The Supreme Court of
Washington Office The ceremony was held during the Kenneth Harlan Leroy Hassell Sr.
Virginia and the entire judiciary
1917 Benning Road, N.E. • Washington, D.C. 20002-4723
202-332-0080 Fax: 1-877-570-9297
Simmons Memorial Charity Dinner. Simmons, a successful in the Commonwealth are
General Manager African-American architect and professor, was a longtime saddened by the death of Justice Hassell. He was devoted to the
Edgar Brookins - ext. 116 member of the fraternity known for his work on equal rights, Court and worked tirelessly to improve the administration of
urban planning and community development. He relocated
Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112
justice,” Kinser said.
Customer Service, Home Delivery and Subscriptions: to South Africa in 1994 after retiring from the University of On Feb. 11, Hassell’s body lay in state in the state capitol
410-554-8234 California-Berkeley. rotunda, where relatives and friends paid their final respects.
Customer Service@afro.com The event, which included an Alpha auction for education, His funeral took place Feb. 12 at an undisclosed church where
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Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain NephewA3


A2 The Afro-American, February 19, 2011 - February 25, 2011 February 19, 2011 - February 25, 2011 The Afro-American
By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspi- posted fliers bearing his photo-

Study: WSSC Failed in Awarding


AFRO Staff Writer connection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed graph around the city. On
Hudson’s mother and brother. the vehicle while walking his Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked
Jennifer Hudson and other The white, 1994 Chevrolet dog. According to the Chicago for the public’s help in finding
relatives positively identified Suburban with Illinois license Tribune, the boy had been shot her nephew. In her MySpace

Minority Contracts
multiple times in the back seat blog, she thanked fans and sup-
of the vehicle. The SUV, regis- porters for their prayers and
tered to Hudson’s murdered offered a $100,000 reward to
brother, was towed with the anyone who returned the boy
boy’s body inside and is being alive.
By George Barnette panels to select
processed by evidence them techni-
because the panel members would Since the investigation,
AFRO Staff Writer most likely work for such Caucasian prime contractors after
cians and workers. The body Hudson – who gained stardom
leaving WSSC.”
was later removed and taken to after appearing on “American
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission the Despite
Cook County this finding and the Commission’s
Medical Idol,” and then won an
(WSSC) recently released a report saying it has failed in Examiner’s office.
acknowledgement that it needs to change how it award Academy Award for her role in
awarding contracts to minority owned business (MBE). Hudson and other family
contracts, WSSC officials said it was fair in its contracting the movie Dreamgirls – has
The study, done by Mason Tillman Associates (MTA), members arrived at the Medical
process. John White, WSSC public affairs manager, told stayed out of the public eye.
Examiner’s office mid-after- The Chicago Tribune report-
examined the contracts handed out from 2004 through the AFRO WSSC has always been committed
Julian King, to providingHudson’s nephew.
Jennnifer
noon to identify the body. ed that a parade of cars moved
2009. It says that WSSC significantly underutilized MBE opportunities to these unrepresented groups. Specifically,
Given the choice between look- slowly past her family’s home
in construction, architecture and engineering, goods and White
ing said,atWSSC
directly the body awarded
or over $77 million in contracts
A spokesman for the office the murders but is being held in Monday morning, past the
services and professional services. and paiditnearly
viewing $60 million in expenditures
on a wall-mounted told the newspaperto MBEs. that Hudson jail for parole violation after news vans, reporters and curi-
MTA recommended options for WSSC to consider, but Those numbers represented 29 percent of all contract ous onlookers.
officials at the organization say they already seeCourtesy the writingPhotos
awarded and 26 percent of all contract expenditures
Jennifer
was killed,
Hudson and her mom,
as well as her brother, Jason.
Darnell
on the wall to explore other options as a result of the study. Donerson who “She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”
respectively.
Neighbors stood
quietly and
“It’s important that WSSC fosters a business “The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission takes reflected on the
environment that is inclusive in purchasing practices, its responsibility
video screen, the family to meet the expectations
chose “remainedof our Minority
strong for her fami- being convicted of attempted violence.
theexpands
body of contract
her 7-year-oldopportunitiesplateand cultivates
X584859 was the found
growth on Business
the latter. Enterprise
According to program
the ly”seriously,”
very and was clearlyWhiteitssaid.leader. murder and vehicular hijack- In front of the Hudson’s
of small,
nephew local just
Monday, andhours
minority businesses,”
Chicago’s West said SideTowanda after “Our success depends on our ability to manage costs,
Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, “She held hands with her fami- ing. Cook County records show home, men in heavy jackets
Livingston,
after his body was director
foundofinthe a WSSC Small
police Locala 7and
received a.m. Minority
call provide
that’s him.” ly,” the spokesman said. “It
safe and reliable service to our customers and
that he pleaded guilty to both and hooded sweatshirts came to
was obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also
Business Enterprise (SLMBE) Office. we recognize that MBE firms play a key role in helping kiss the twin white crosses bar-

ACORN Fights Back


moment.” convicted in 1998 for posses-
The study scrutinized bids, awards and payments to us achieve our goals. WSSC is committed to supporting ing the names of Donerson and
The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle.
MBEs that bid for contracts over that period in addition the growth of MBE firms and developing sustainable
Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison in
Jason.
to researching the regional market to determine whether relationships with our MBE firms.” “Everybody is sick of going
been missing since Friday, 2006 after serving seven years
Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
enough MBEs exist to meet WSSC’s needs. WSSC is now re-evaluating its MBE program, which through stuff like this,” Artisha
when a relative found Julian’s forBLACK ATHLETES
the attempted murderSPEAK,
and 1920–2007
West, a former resident of the
Part of that research was to interview MBE owners to expires April 30, and hopes to have a long-term
grandmother, agenda
Darnell carEdited
hijackingby charges.
John C. Walter and area Malina told Iida
the Tribune. “We all
Bysee what
Alan Kingkind of barriers stoodand in their
Dallasway Cowboys of receiving
players in place
No wonderbyObama’s then. Incampaign order to isdo that, it will 57,
Donerson, hostandseveral
his uncle, The boy remained missing have to stick together. All these
contracts.
AFRO According to the study,
Staff Writer Tonyowners
Romo and feltTerrell
they were Owens, community
trying to distance meetingshim from andthepublic Jason
hearings to discuss
Hudson, 29, shot what
to death through a long weekend in young children are heroes
dying, and
held to a different standard thanamong thosethe ofnames
non-minoritysubmitted to shouldsaying,
group, happen next. The
“Barack Obama first community meeting took
in his grandmother’s home in “Candid
which policeandandfascinating
volunteers storiesfor of black
what?”
athletic
companies
Presidentialas well asJohn
candidate being disadvantaged
election officials. due to a lack of place Organized
Never on Feb. 16with in ACORN.”
Laurel. Subsequent the 7000public
block of hearings
South Yale will whose lives changed American race relations
vast resources.
McCain’s attack on ACORN – Hurd said those workers, who take place on Feb. 23 in Upper Marlboro and Feb. 24 in
But Obama’s ties to ACORN run Avenue. forever and for the good of us all.”
“Unfair
Associated tactics by WSSC managers
Community were doing andthoseinspectors
things without were Rockville.
long and deep. He taught classes An Amber Alert – a desig- —John Hoberman
Organization for Reform Now – ACORN’s
also reported by several interviewees,” the report states. knowledge or permis- for ACORN.
According They toeven
WSSC endorsed
general manager
nation forand CEO Jerry
high-risk missing N.
confirms the success
“Furthermore, of the
there sion,
was a report thatwere
largefired.majority-owned him for President.
Johnson, this phase will be “the foundation children – was for issued
creating a
Friday
organization, the head of the “The evidence that has sur- But now ACORN is in trouble. Featuring
firms were able to convince or coerce WSSC selection legally sufficient minority business enterprise program.” after Julian was discovered
ARTHUR ASHE JR.
group says. faced so far shows they faked Reporter: There are at least missing after the murders. DON BENNING
“This is testimony to the work forms to get paid for work they 11 investigations across the Police arrested William

Obama Budget Criticized


NIKKE FRANKE
we’ve done and success we’ve didn’t do, not to stuff ballot country involving thousands of Balfour, the missing boy’s step- KEN HUDSON
had,” Maude Hurd, president of boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the potentially fraudulent ACORN father and estranged husband JENNIFER JOHNSON
ACORN, said in an interview victim of fraud, not the perpetra- forms. of Julia, at his girlfriend’s SAM LACY
Continued
with the AFRO. from A1 tor of it. Announcer: Massive voter Southside apartment several ALAN PAGE
“When this attack started, we Hurd said the only things fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders. MAURICE SMITH
convinced that if we
had just announced thatout-build
we had To are
bogus paythe forcharges
these them- Chairman
paid more than Emanuel$800,000 Cleaverto an to put a major
Balfour’s mother,dent in
Michele, has MAE FAGGS STARR
and out-innovate and
registered 1.3 million new vot- out- investments
selves. And – and with
factcheck. organ II, D-Mo.,
ACORN frontinfor a statement.
get out the “I vote toldunemployment.
reporters thatFurthermore,
her son had WYOMIA TYUS
educate, as well
ers,” she said. as out-hustle
“That’s just to say eye to debt reduction – the
agrees. understand that now is the
efforts. the overall
nothing to dofreeze
with inthedomestic
slayings. PETER WESTBROOK
the
thatrest of the world,
someone’s runningthe jobs
scared proposed budget
It concluded, includes a
“Neither time for usbanks
Pressuring as a nation
to issueto risky discretionary spending all
Balfour remains a suspect in Jason MAL WHITFIELD
Hudson
and industries
because of ACORN’s of oursuccess.”
time will five-year
ACORN nor freeze on domestic
its employees have sacrifice
loans. in ordervoter
Nationwide to protect
fraud. but ensures that the fight to LENNY WILKINS

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countryinwill the votes.” funds with a further
defense America.
struggling to understand how limited.”
final debate against Barack
succeed.”  The problem
anticipation came about
of savings frompri- this budget helps us to best
Obama, contending the group “is marily because of the way Since McCain’s comments,
But such increases fly in the ending of the Iraq and achieve this critical goal. SQUARE HIGH
on the verge of maybe perpetrat- ACORN operates. Rather than ACORN’s 87 offices have been
the face of the president’s Afghanistan
rely on volunteers, wars,itendingpays peo- “Cutting funding
bombarded with threats and
ing one of the greatest frauds in
promise to address
voter history in this country, long-term tax breaks
ple, many of themfor oil poor
and gasor unem- to programs
racist mail.
deficit
maybe reduction,
destroying the Capitol
fabricHillof companies
ployed, to sign andupending new voters.tax that assist hard-working
The day after the presidential
Republicans
democracy.” said. cuts to wealthy Americans.
The idea was to help both those Americans, help families
debate, vandals broke into the
“He’s been eloquent
Factcheck.org, a non-partisan In all registered
being the plan cuts back doing
and those or heat their homes,
organization’s Boston and expand
and Seattle
about the problem and
Web site, found those claims to yet eliminates
the registration.more than 200 access to graduate-level
offices and stole computers.
his solutions don’t
be “exaggerated,” address
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and
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cares by law to
“deeply” turn inthe
about, all reg- received
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Bush, in a press conference. it’s low- president added, including fail
istration forms. And they also ing,
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know you get with off work
and moderate-income people, to note that it was the organiza- at 9” and uttered racial epithets.
“The president has chosen to a $300 million reduction in the president over last year’s
and people of color, I believe the tion, in many instances, that first A caller to one office left a
increase spending in some community development extension of tax cuts for the
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places, like high-speed
voters are going to vote rail, block grants, $2.5
to the attention billion
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I was just
and then make reductions
Democratic, which is not neces- cut from the Low
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calling to let you know Jr. saidthat this
elsewhere.
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isn’t interested Assistance
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Barack Obama needs to get plays into
of the day, it does
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until I learned that
ACORN has over
working with Democrats and the years seen necessary.” last line of defense for the
its share of criticism while advo- Became a community organizer. guys just (expletive deleted)
Republicans to find further Democratic
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Madeleine most to
come vulnerable
our country, Americans,
consume
cating for affordable housing,
savings and to look
living wages, healthcare for theat the and liberal advocacy
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instead of the first thereto cut.”
is,
I could be great.
whole range of budget
underserved— and while organ- issues, are decrying the
branch of ACORN. He was so cuts, Black lawmakers
and make a lot of babies. That’s and
we
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registration ourdrives.
future however,
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that he it was targets
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train the ACORN staff. more
that are research and
up the welfare and expectpolicy director
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cut
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one else to pay for your hospital
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Community Local AKA Member Celebrates 75 Years in Sorority


By Robin Mazyck
Special to the AFRO
Boyd Gives Update on Black Farmers Settlement
response. “And all of the sudden in 1999, according to The Pigford Cases:
Minority Groups Join to
By Jamaal Abdul-Alim
Special to the AFRO you’ve labeled 80 percent of USDA Settlement of Discrimination Suits by
Dressed in a lovely shade of light pink with a crown placed
these people fraudulent? Let Black Farmers, a report prepared by the non-
Launch National Museum like royalty upon her perfectly coiffed hair, Ophelia Pinkard
was recently honored at a celebration that recognized her 75
Although President Barack Obama signed
a measure two months ago meant to fund
them go through process.”
At one point during the
partisan Congressional Research Service.
The CRS report cites concerns about
of the American People years of active service in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
With her adoring husband, John H. Pinkard Jr., by her
side, Pinkard and more than 65 members from the Arlington-
the settlement of a longstanding case known
as the Black farmers lawsuit, no payout is
Q&A, National Press Club
member and event host Karrye
“ineffective or defective” notice regarding
the case.
A coalition of 130 ethnic and minority groups announced in sight despite scam artists who suggest Braxton threatened to call Under the terms of the Pigford II
Alexandria chapter of AKA (Zeta Chi Omega) and a host of
the launch of efforts to establish the National Museum of the otherwise.
family and friends took a stroll down memory lane.
American People at a press conference in the District last week. That was the heart of the message
Pinkard was initiated into the sorority in April 1935 in
The museum will tell the stories of all of the groups that came Chi Chapter at Talladega College, Talladega, Ala., where she
that National Black Farmers Association
president Dr. John Boyd sought to deliver
“At the end of the day, those who prevail will prevail.
to the country from prehistoric times up to the present. The earned a bachelor’s degree in romance languages.
museum will reflect the nation’s original national motto: “E When she was initiated into the sorority, AKA members
Courtesy Photo
earlier this week at the National Press And those who get denied will be denied.”
Pluribus Unum – From Many We Are One.”
AKA members Lula Lang‐Jeter, left, Michelle Jones, Club. “We’ve had a very long struggle.
were working on the Mississippi Health Project – vaccinating
The coalition emphasized that no federal tax dollars will
Eloise Smith, Ophelia Pinkard and Joyce Henderson We’re still struggling,” he said in reference
thousands against smallpox and diphtheria.
be sought to build this new national museum in Washington. have been in the sorority for 25 years or more. She and co- to the lawsuit, which began in 1997 and security on Stranahan – who settlement agreement, claimants who
“When she was initiated, the organization was in its
Its first step is to seek a bipartisan presidential commission Chairwoman Cassandra Borden, along with their committee, alleged the U.S. Department of Agriculture carried a handheld camera submitted late-filing requests under the
infancy and there were so many challenges in our country
to study the establishment of the museum and a bipartisan planned the event. “I am so honored to be able to witness discriminated against Black farmers on the he aimed at Dr. Boyd – kept original Pigford case between Oct. 12, 1999,
– segregation for example. It’s hard to comprehend how
Congressional resolution in support of the commission. history,” Starr said. basis of race and failed to investigate or making statements about the and June 19, 2008, but have not had their
much she has seen throughout her lifetime,” Zeta Chi Omega
The museum’s mission is to advance and disseminate On display at the event were some of Pinkard’s most respond to complaints from 1983 to 1997. case instead of asking Dr. Boyd case heard, can seek relief of up to $50,000
President Michelle Jones said. “It warms my heart to think
knowledge about the story of the making of the American treasured possessions, including her AKA scrapbook, her “We still don’t have the money,” said an actual question. plus debt relief, or choose the longer process
about her dedication and love for our sorority. She is a wealth
people, to reflect upon questions that are raised by that story, sorority pins, and the crown she received when she celebrated in reference to the second settlement of the Despite Stranahan’s for damages of up to $250,000, according to
of knowledge, and I was overwhelmed with joy as I listened to
and to take pride in it, according to a press release issued by the her 50th year in the sorority in 1986. case, meant in large part to give claimants questions about non-farmers the CRS report.
her talk about the sorority and all that she has done. It is all so
organizers. In addition, the project will highlight the diversity Guests were treated to another special surprise. “We were who still hadn’t had their cases heard under seeking to file claims, the The actual number of eligible claimants –
amazing.”
and richness of the cultures from which Americans came. It blessed to have another AKA in the room who has celebrated the original case a chance to do so. “Farmers settlement, formally known said to be in the tens of thousands – remains
Pinkard has been an extremely active member of Zeta Chi
will foster a sense of belonging to the nation by the successive more than 75 years in the sorority,” said Garrett. “Mrs. Eloise still haven’t even begun to have their cases as Pigford II, actually allows to be seen, Dr. Boyd said, adding that anti-
Omega. She served as the chapter’s president in 1960. In this
waves of people who have come here and made us the leading Smith was also initiated in Chi Chapter at Tallageda College heard.” not only for claims to be filed fraud provisions would serve to prevent non-
role, she inspired countless members to reach for the stars.
economic, military, scientific and cultural force in the world. where the two were classmates.” The two AKAs, with more Dr. Boyd said he wanted to warn Black by Black farmers who farmed eligible claimants from filing claims. In order
One of them is Lula Lang-Jeter. Lang-Jeter has been in the
“The stories about the migration and immigration of our than 150 years of service, have managed to maintain their farmers that they do not have to pay any and were denied loans through to receive a settlement payment, for instance,
sorority for more than 50 years.
ancestors as well as those coming today are dramatic and will friendship. application fees to get their cases heard, Photo by Rob Roberts
USDA agencies from 1981 claimants expose themselves to perjury for
During the celebration, Pinkard was presented a certificate Dr. John Boyd, shown in this September 2010 AFRO
be compelling in this museum,” said Sam Eskenazi, director of Pinkard was all smiles during the festivities and took the which he said some con artists in certain through 1996, but also those filing a bogus claim. “At the end of the day,
and a congratulatory letter from the sorority’s international file photo, alerted Black farmers to an alleged scam,
the Coalition for the National Museum of the American People, time to speak with everyone. remote areas of the deep South have been who attempted to farm and were those who prevail will prevail,” Dr. Boyd
president of AKA and resolutions from Zeta Chi Omega asking them to pay application fees. He said the
in a prepared statement. “This will be America’s only national “I have enjoyed every minute of being with Alpha Kappa getting or trying to get Black farmers to do. denied loans during the same said. “And those who get denied will be
Chapter and the Mid-Atlantic regional director. She also farmers did not have to pay any money to apply for
institution devoted exclusively to telling the full story of the Alpha,” she said. “I’m here to put people on alert that they period. denied.”
received a certificate of recognition and appreciation from the the settlement.
making of the American people. At one point during the celebration, Pinkard was overheard do not have to pay a $1,000 fee,” Dr. Boyd Congress enacted legislation Though funding for the settlement
county executive of Montgomery County.
“This museum will help us all understand our own heritage telling one of her sorority sisters, “I never thought I would live said, although his details about the alleged that led to Pigford II in 2008 has been signed by President Obama, the
“I had the honor and pleasure of presenting Mrs. Pinkard
and, at the same time, the story of all other Americans,” to see this day. Nothing can top this.” scams were scarce. billion settlement are non-farmers seeking to due to concerns about the large measure must be approved by U.S. District
with a special pin from our corporate office commemorating
Eskenazi said. “As President Obama said in his inaugural The conference momentarily grew heated defraud the federal government, not actual number of late-filing applicants who did not Judge Paul Friedman before it can become
her 75 years of service,” said Starr Garrett, co-Chairwoman of
address, ‘We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn when a Huffington Post blogger critical of farmers. obtain a determination of the merits of their part of the settlement.
Zeta Chi Omega’s committee that recognizes members who Katrina Moss and Starr Garrett contributed to this article.
from every end of this Earth …’” Boyd’s advocacy suggested that most of the “Not one damn dime has been paid out,” claims under the original Pigford settlement “I’m hopeful that Judge Friedman will
So far, 50 notable scholars from around the nation and the individuals who hope to cash in on the $1.15 Boyd told the blogger, Lee Stranahan, in approved by a federal district court judge make that decision soon,” Dr. Boyd said.
world are formally supporting establishment of the museum.
A range of scholars, including historians, anthropologists,
UnitedHealth Awards Grants to Anti-Childhood Obesity Groups
Md., Prince George’s Black Population Increases
archeologists, ethnologists, human geographers, demographers, UnitedHealth Group has awarded $2,500 in grants to introduce a new vegetable in their diet. Each week students will
geneticists, linguists and others will help tell the story. While two Washington, D.C.-based youth-led organizations that plant the new vegetable in the community garden, take field trips
the museum will follow a consensus of their views, significant have developed programs to fight childhood obesity in their to farmers markets and more. On Global Youth Service Day in
evidence-based historic and scientific dissenting views will communities. April each student will cook a favorite recipe incorporating what
Continued from A1
also be included. The museum’s goal will be to tell the story The grants are part of the UnitedHealth HEROES program, they’ve learned from the sessions for their families.
with force and clarity and avoid mythology. a service-learning, health literacy initiative designed to “With UnitedHealth HEROES, we are helping young people going to have population better schools, safer streets, remains unclear if Baltimore district between the city we helped you get a United on their last known address.
Eskenazi said that he envisioned the museum telling its encourage young people, working through educators and youth take action to improve their overall health and quality of life growth in Prince George’s and stronger neighborhoods.” City will retain three of those and Baltimore County. The States congressman, ya’ll Young estimates at least half
story as if the visitor were walking through a compelling leaders, to create and implement local hands-on programs in a way that’s not only educational, but beneficial for their County,” Congresswoman The growth in Prince seats. move would be justified, as help us keep our legislative of the state’s prisoners are
documentary film about the making of the American people. addressing childhood obesity. Grants were awarded to communities. As people become more aware of health issues Edwards said. “Just George’s County might not Rep. Elijah Cummings, Cummings gave up a portion districts,’” he said. from Baltimore City, which
Following in the tradition of some of today’s most successful schools and youth-focused, community-based programs that through health literacy and advocacy initiatives, they will make from traveling around to necessarily be a good thing whose district incorporates of his district 10 years ago The state still must adjust would greatly increase the
museums such as the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the have demonstrated a clear understanding of the health risks positive changes to live better lives,” said Jim Cronin, CEO of neighborhoods both in Prince either. In a county with a many of Baltimore City’s so the nearby county could census data to reflect prisoner city’s figures. Census officials
Museum of the American People will use a mix of authentic associated with pediatric obesity; proposed creative solutions to UnitedHealthcare of the Mid-Atlantic, in a press statement. George’s and Montgomery weakened infrastructure, an Black voters, said he is have a congressman, Young populations as mandated by are expected to release
artifacts, mixed media, and the latest innovations of exhibition fighting obesity in their neighborhoods and communities; and HEROES service-learning grantees will participate in YSA’s counties, where we’ve seen increase in population could confident the city won’t lose said. “So this time, we need a new state law requiring prisoner tallies by spring.
designers. can be easily implemented, scaled and measured. Semester of Service, an extended service-learning framework growth in the state, you can further strain resources. congressional representation. to go back and say ‘Hey, inmates be counted based
Kid Power earned two grants totaling $1,500 for their that links prominent service events such as MLK Day in say we may have even seen The county is trying to “I think that our Congress
“Citizen Farm Project.” The program will serve 150 youth at January and Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) in April. more growth had it not been save money wherever it people will remain,” he said,
Second Annual Walk Raises five elementary school sites and 150 youth at five middle school During a Semester of Service program, young people spend for the current economic can, including possibly adding that it will only be a

Awareness of Eating Disorders


sites. Students will create skits, podcasts and documentaries,
as well as pamphlets designed to teach gardening tips, cooking
healthy foods and making healthy eating choices to youth and
the “semester” – a 12- to 14-week period of time – addressing
meaningful community needs connected to intentional learning
goals and academic standards. Each grantee project will
crisis.”
Baltimore City was the
only jurisdiction in the state
eliminating over 1,000 jobs
in the school system.
One way to combat a
matter of redistribution of the
population.
“The population loss
Johnson Indicted
By AFRO Staff of ‘the thin ideal’ versus families in the community. culminate in an event on GYSD, the largest service event in the to lose residents; in fact, as a further strain is to make has not been as great as Continued from A1
obesity is creating our own Also receiving grant money is American University, who world. whole, Maryland grew by 9 sure there is smarter growth in the past, but any loss is
On Feb. 20, the National kind of body mass confusion. received $1,000 for the “Cultivating Latino Lifestyle” project. percent or 480,000 residents. in Prince George’s. That’s traumatic. We need all we This week’s indictment is the continuation we got to take ... be careful man,” Johnson
Eating Disorder Association Speaking out is more critical A group of 20 Latino high school students will be invited More information about the UnitedHealth HEROES Over the last decade, a task County Executive can get,” he noted. of a saga that began when Johnson was said. “You know what I’m saying. Be careful
(NEDA) will host its second now than ever before,” Grefe to biweekly “learning sessions” at American University to program and service-learning is available at www.ysa.org. arrested with his wife on Nov. 12 at their boy, be careful.”
annual walk in Washington, said in a prepared statement. Mitchellville home. Three days later, nine Johnson is also documented asking
D.C. The walk kicks off the “We should be measured Psychiatry and reported by other people were arrested in connection with Melhi and other people to donate to his
organization’s 24th annual by the size of our hearts, the New York Times, Dr. Ruth Two D.C. Teens Honored for Community Service Efforts “[Minority growth] actually bodes well depending on the Johnson probe including Melhi and three wife’s campaign. In one conversation with
awareness week and NEDA not our hips. Together, as a Striegel-Moore, professor and Prince George’s police officers. a public official in the county he expressed
invites the community to join society, we should focus on chairwoman of psychology The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recently named the District of
Columbia’s top two youth volunteers for 2011. Kevin Iraheta, 17, of Washington, D.C.,
where these Census blocks are in the population are The indictment says that Johnson along his disappointment with how little money his
them at American University health instead of beauty. We at Wesleyan University, with the head of the county’s Department wife was receiving on the campaign trail.
for a stroll in support of those have a lot to talk about and discovered that young Black played an active role in educating young people in the Washington area about the dangers
of unprotected sex, the importance of HIV testing and the nature of healthy relationships as
and where the population is.” of Housing and Community Development – “And remember they used to be crying
affected by disorders like this rich conversation can women were equally prone to called Public Official A – accepted money, all the time and your boy would go and was
anorexia, bulimia and binge help save lives by bringing report binge eating. However, a peer educator with a teen program at the Children’s trips, expenses, meals, drinks, hotel rooms, able to pick things up for them,” he said. “So
eating. healthy common sense to the Striegel-Moore believes that National Medical. airline tickets, rounds of golf, employment, now it starts coming in automatically right,
Baltimore City’s population Rushern Baker says he must While John T. Willis,
This year’s theme is “It’s forefront.” minority women are less Also honored was Chaquan Barbett, 13, who mortgage payments and campaign so they don’t need it anymore. Ok, but you
decreased by about 1 percent confront to make sure the former Maryland secretary
Time to Talk About It,” and While eating disorders likely to seek treatment for visited stores in his section of the city to ensure owners contributions from Melhi and two other men know what? That doesn’t have to continue to
with about roughly 30,000 growing population can of state and a redistricting
Lynn Grefe, president and have historically been linked eating disorders. understood that it is illegal for them to sell cigarettes, (Developer A and Developer B). There is happen.
fewer Black residents living thrive in the county and not expert, agreed it is unlikely
CEO of NEDA, said the to young, affluent White NEDA is a non-profit alcoholic beverages, or prescription drugs to minors. substantial information in the indictment “Tell him you need him to raise money for
in the area than Whites. be a strain on resources. the city will lose the two
walk is designed to help women, people of color are organization dedicated to Both students will receive an award of $1,000, an taken from wiretapped conversations between my wife. Tell him to write a $4,000 check.”
The city now has 620,961 “Over the next decade, congressional districts
participants focus on health, also affected. According to the fight against eating engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip Johnson, Public Official A, Developer A and The investigation is continuing and more
residents, a 4.6 percent loss it is my goal to not just with the largest numbers of
not unrealistic beauty ideals. a 2003 study published in disorders and unrealistic to Washington, D.C., April 30-May 3 for the program’s Developer B. At the time of the offenses indictments are expected. Some are expected
and at least 10,000 fewer than continue the growth of the African-American residents,
“Today’s pressure cooker The American Journal of body image ideals. They are national recognition events, where they will join the covered by the indictment, the head of the to include former candidates for public office
city officials had anticipated. population, but to prioritize he anticipates Baltimore will
also fighting for additional top two honorees from each of the other states and Department of Housing and Community within the county as well as county council
Still, city leaders ‘smart-growth’ of Prince lose one of its six senate
support, research and access the District of Columbia. Ten of them will be named Development was James Johnson. members.
Correction downplayed the population George’s County in terms of seats and have one to three
to treatment for people living America’s top youth volunteers at that time. One of the more interesting statements “These charges are the result of a long and
loss, citing a steady decline economic development, jobs, fewer delegates in the House
The information the AFRO received and which formed with these illnesses. In addition, Victoria McGee of the District has been came on the day State Sen. Ulysses Currie, complex investigation by the FBI in Prince
– at higher rates – for better schools, more effective depending on state line
the basis of the community news brief, “Community Center named a distinguished finalist and will receive bronze D-Dist. 25, was indicted on federal bribery George’s County. Rooting out corruption
generations. Mayor Stephanie and efficient government and configurations.
Renamed in Honor of D.C. Activist Reginald ‘Kiyi’ Ballard” The NEDA walk medallions at local ceremonies: charges. Johnson, in a conversation with is the FBI’s top criminal priority and one
Rawlings-Blake called the imploring better and more According to political
that was published on Jan. 26, was incorrect. begins at 11 a.m. at The Prudential Spirit of Community of Awards, the Public Official A, urged him to use caution. we excel at,” FBI Special Agent in Charge
Courtesy Photo 2010 figures the smallest sustainable methods of living talk show host and former
The Feb. 7 event was a community meeting to discuss American University, 4400 United States’ largest youth recognition program based “You heard they indicted Uly Currie Richard A. McFeely said in a statement.
population decline since the and growing,” Baker said in a state senator, Larry Young,
the idea of renaming the Rosedale Recreation Center after Massachusetts Ave., N.W. exclusively on volunteer service, was created in 1995 by tonight right?” Johnson asked. “This investigation will continue to seek out
1950s. But in a statement, statement. Gov. Martin O’Malley, who
Reginald “Kiyi” Ballard. Instead, the information given to Registration begins at 10:30 Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). “Yeah, 16 counts,” Public Official A corrupt officials and acts within all levels of
she added, “We must Last December, Census will draw new boundaries
the AFRO both verbally and in written form suggested the a.m. For more information The program serves to honor young people who are committed to making a positive responded. Prince George’s County government.”
continue to make progress officials announced Maryland during the first day of the
event was the actual renaming of the center. and registrations costs, visit difference and to inspire others to consider how they can also contribute to their communities “Yup, damn, they really ... that’s why I Johnson faces up to 115 years in prison if
on the core issues that matter would keep its eight 2013 General Assembly,
nationaleatingdisorders.org. and the world. was saying man, you know we in these jobs, convicted.
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Community Local AKA Member Celebrates 75 Years in Sorority


By Robin Mazyck
Special to the AFRO
Boyd Gives Update on Black Farmers Settlement
response. “And all of the sudden in 1999, according to The Pigford Cases:
Minority Groups Join to
By Jamaal Abdul-Alim
Special to the AFRO you’ve labeled 80 percent of USDA Settlement of Discrimination Suits by
Dressed in a lovely shade of light pink with a crown placed
these people fraudulent? Let Black Farmers, a report prepared by the non-
Launch National Museum like royalty upon her perfectly coiffed hair, Ophelia Pinkard
was recently honored at a celebration that recognized her 75
Although President Barack Obama signed
a measure two months ago meant to fund
them go through process.”
At one point during the
partisan Congressional Research Service.
The CRS report cites concerns about
of the American People years of active service in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
With her adoring husband, John H. Pinkard Jr., by her
side, Pinkard and more than 65 members from the Arlington-
the settlement of a longstanding case known
as the Black farmers lawsuit, no payout is
Q&A, National Press Club
member and event host Karrye
“ineffective or defective” notice regarding
the case.
A coalition of 130 ethnic and minority groups announced in sight despite scam artists who suggest Braxton threatened to call Under the terms of the Pigford II
Alexandria chapter of AKA (Zeta Chi Omega) and a host of
the launch of efforts to establish the National Museum of the otherwise.
family and friends took a stroll down memory lane.
American People at a press conference in the District last week. That was the heart of the message
Pinkard was initiated into the sorority in April 1935 in
The museum will tell the stories of all of the groups that came Chi Chapter at Talladega College, Talladega, Ala., where she
that National Black Farmers Association
president Dr. John Boyd sought to deliver
“At the end of the day, those who prevail will prevail.
to the country from prehistoric times up to the present. The earned a bachelor’s degree in romance languages.
museum will reflect the nation’s original national motto: “E When she was initiated into the sorority, AKA members
Courtesy Photo
earlier this week at the National Press And those who get denied will be denied.”
Pluribus Unum – From Many We Are One.”
AKA members Lula Lang‐Jeter, left, Michelle Jones, Club. “We’ve had a very long struggle.
were working on the Mississippi Health Project – vaccinating
The coalition emphasized that no federal tax dollars will
Eloise Smith, Ophelia Pinkard and Joyce Henderson We’re still struggling,” he said in reference
thousands against smallpox and diphtheria.
be sought to build this new national museum in Washington. have been in the sorority for 25 years or more. She and co- to the lawsuit, which began in 1997 and security on Stranahan – who settlement agreement, claimants who
“When she was initiated, the organization was in its
Its first step is to seek a bipartisan presidential commission Chairwoman Cassandra Borden, along with their committee, alleged the U.S. Department of Agriculture carried a handheld camera submitted late-filing requests under the
infancy and there were so many challenges in our country
to study the establishment of the museum and a bipartisan planned the event. “I am so honored to be able to witness discriminated against Black farmers on the he aimed at Dr. Boyd – kept original Pigford case between Oct. 12, 1999,
– segregation for example. It’s hard to comprehend how
Congressional resolution in support of the commission. history,” Starr said. basis of race and failed to investigate or making statements about the and June 19, 2008, but have not had their
much she has seen throughout her lifetime,” Zeta Chi Omega
The museum’s mission is to advance and disseminate On display at the event were some of Pinkard’s most respond to complaints from 1983 to 1997. case instead of asking Dr. Boyd case heard, can seek relief of up to $50,000
President Michelle Jones said. “It warms my heart to think
knowledge about the story of the making of the American treasured possessions, including her AKA scrapbook, her “We still don’t have the money,” said an actual question. plus debt relief, or choose the longer process
about her dedication and love for our sorority. She is a wealth
people, to reflect upon questions that are raised by that story, sorority pins, and the crown she received when she celebrated in reference to the second settlement of the Despite Stranahan’s for damages of up to $250,000, according to
of knowledge, and I was overwhelmed with joy as I listened to
and to take pride in it, according to a press release issued by the her 50th year in the sorority in 1986. case, meant in large part to give claimants questions about non-farmers the CRS report.
her talk about the sorority and all that she has done. It is all so
organizers. In addition, the project will highlight the diversity Guests were treated to another special surprise. “We were who still hadn’t had their cases heard under seeking to file claims, the The actual number of eligible claimants –
amazing.”
and richness of the cultures from which Americans came. It blessed to have another AKA in the room who has celebrated the original case a chance to do so. “Farmers settlement, formally known said to be in the tens of thousands – remains
Pinkard has been an extremely active member of Zeta Chi
will foster a sense of belonging to the nation by the successive more than 75 years in the sorority,” said Garrett. “Mrs. Eloise still haven’t even begun to have their cases as Pigford II, actually allows to be seen, Dr. Boyd said, adding that anti-
Omega. She served as the chapter’s president in 1960. In this
waves of people who have come here and made us the leading Smith was also initiated in Chi Chapter at Tallageda College heard.” not only for claims to be filed fraud provisions would serve to prevent non-
role, she inspired countless members to reach for the stars.
economic, military, scientific and cultural force in the world. where the two were classmates.” The two AKAs, with more Dr. Boyd said he wanted to warn Black by Black farmers who farmed eligible claimants from filing claims. In order
One of them is Lula Lang-Jeter. Lang-Jeter has been in the
“The stories about the migration and immigration of our than 150 years of service, have managed to maintain their farmers that they do not have to pay any and were denied loans through to receive a settlement payment, for instance,
sorority for more than 50 years.
ancestors as well as those coming today are dramatic and will friendship. application fees to get their cases heard, Photo by Rob Roberts
USDA agencies from 1981 claimants expose themselves to perjury for
During the celebration, Pinkard was presented a certificate Dr. John Boyd, shown in this September 2010 AFRO
be compelling in this museum,” said Sam Eskenazi, director of Pinkard was all smiles during the festivities and took the which he said some con artists in certain through 1996, but also those filing a bogus claim. “At the end of the day,
and a congratulatory letter from the sorority’s international file photo, alerted Black farmers to an alleged scam,
the Coalition for the National Museum of the American People, time to speak with everyone. remote areas of the deep South have been who attempted to farm and were those who prevail will prevail,” Dr. Boyd
president of AKA and resolutions from Zeta Chi Omega asking them to pay application fees. He said the
in a prepared statement. “This will be America’s only national “I have enjoyed every minute of being with Alpha Kappa getting or trying to get Black farmers to do. denied loans during the same said. “And those who get denied will be
Chapter and the Mid-Atlantic regional director. She also farmers did not have to pay any money to apply for
institution devoted exclusively to telling the full story of the Alpha,” she said. “I’m here to put people on alert that they period. denied.”
received a certificate of recognition and appreciation from the the settlement.
making of the American people. At one point during the celebration, Pinkard was overheard do not have to pay a $1,000 fee,” Dr. Boyd Congress enacted legislation Though funding for the settlement
county executive of Montgomery County.
“This museum will help us all understand our own heritage telling one of her sorority sisters, “I never thought I would live said, although his details about the alleged that led to Pigford II in 2008 has been signed by President Obama, the
“I had the honor and pleasure of presenting Mrs. Pinkard
and, at the same time, the story of all other Americans,” to see this day. Nothing can top this.” scams were scarce. billion settlement are non-farmers seeking to due to concerns about the large measure must be approved by U.S. District
with a special pin from our corporate office commemorating
Eskenazi said. “As President Obama said in his inaugural The conference momentarily grew heated defraud the federal government, not actual number of late-filing applicants who did not Judge Paul Friedman before it can become
her 75 years of service,” said Starr Garrett, co-Chairwoman of
address, ‘We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn when a Huffington Post blogger critical of farmers. obtain a determination of the merits of their part of the settlement.
Zeta Chi Omega’s committee that recognizes members who Katrina Moss and Starr Garrett contributed to this article.
from every end of this Earth …’” Boyd’s advocacy suggested that most of the “Not one damn dime has been paid out,” claims under the original Pigford settlement “I’m hopeful that Judge Friedman will
So far, 50 notable scholars from around the nation and the individuals who hope to cash in on the $1.15 Boyd told the blogger, Lee Stranahan, in approved by a federal district court judge make that decision soon,” Dr. Boyd said.
world are formally supporting establishment of the museum.
A range of scholars, including historians, anthropologists,
UnitedHealth Awards Grants to Anti-Childhood Obesity Groups
Md., Prince George’s Black Population Increases
archeologists, ethnologists, human geographers, demographers, UnitedHealth Group has awarded $2,500 in grants to introduce a new vegetable in their diet. Each week students will
geneticists, linguists and others will help tell the story. While two Washington, D.C.-based youth-led organizations that plant the new vegetable in the community garden, take field trips
the museum will follow a consensus of their views, significant have developed programs to fight childhood obesity in their to farmers markets and more. On Global Youth Service Day in
evidence-based historic and scientific dissenting views will communities. April each student will cook a favorite recipe incorporating what
Continued from A1
also be included. The museum’s goal will be to tell the story The grants are part of the UnitedHealth HEROES program, they’ve learned from the sessions for their families.
with force and clarity and avoid mythology. a service-learning, health literacy initiative designed to “With UnitedHealth HEROES, we are helping young people going to have population better schools, safer streets, remains unclear if Baltimore district between the city we helped you get a United on their last known address.
Eskenazi said that he envisioned the museum telling its encourage young people, working through educators and youth take action to improve their overall health and quality of life growth in Prince George’s and stronger neighborhoods.” City will retain three of those and Baltimore County. The States congressman, ya’ll Young estimates at least half
story as if the visitor were walking through a compelling leaders, to create and implement local hands-on programs in a way that’s not only educational, but beneficial for their County,” Congresswoman The growth in Prince seats. move would be justified, as help us keep our legislative of the state’s prisoners are
documentary film about the making of the American people. addressing childhood obesity. Grants were awarded to communities. As people become more aware of health issues Edwards said. “Just George’s County might not Rep. Elijah Cummings, Cummings gave up a portion districts,’” he said. from Baltimore City, which
Following in the tradition of some of today’s most successful schools and youth-focused, community-based programs that through health literacy and advocacy initiatives, they will make from traveling around to necessarily be a good thing whose district incorporates of his district 10 years ago The state still must adjust would greatly increase the
museums such as the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the have demonstrated a clear understanding of the health risks positive changes to live better lives,” said Jim Cronin, CEO of neighborhoods both in Prince either. In a county with a many of Baltimore City’s so the nearby county could census data to reflect prisoner city’s figures. Census officials
Museum of the American People will use a mix of authentic associated with pediatric obesity; proposed creative solutions to UnitedHealthcare of the Mid-Atlantic, in a press statement. George’s and Montgomery weakened infrastructure, an Black voters, said he is have a congressman, Young populations as mandated by are expected to release
artifacts, mixed media, and the latest innovations of exhibition fighting obesity in their neighborhoods and communities; and HEROES service-learning grantees will participate in YSA’s counties, where we’ve seen increase in population could confident the city won’t lose said. “So this time, we need a new state law requiring prisoner tallies by spring.
designers. can be easily implemented, scaled and measured. Semester of Service, an extended service-learning framework growth in the state, you can further strain resources. congressional representation. to go back and say ‘Hey, inmates be counted based
Kid Power earned two grants totaling $1,500 for their that links prominent service events such as MLK Day in say we may have even seen The county is trying to “I think that our Congress
“Citizen Farm Project.” The program will serve 150 youth at January and Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) in April. more growth had it not been save money wherever it people will remain,” he said,
Second Annual Walk Raises five elementary school sites and 150 youth at five middle school During a Semester of Service program, young people spend for the current economic can, including possibly adding that it will only be a

Awareness of Eating Disorders


sites. Students will create skits, podcasts and documentaries,
as well as pamphlets designed to teach gardening tips, cooking
healthy foods and making healthy eating choices to youth and
the “semester” – a 12- to 14-week period of time – addressing
meaningful community needs connected to intentional learning
goals and academic standards. Each grantee project will
crisis.”
Baltimore City was the
only jurisdiction in the state
eliminating over 1,000 jobs
in the school system.
One way to combat a
matter of redistribution of the
population.
“The population loss
Johnson Indicted
By AFRO Staff of ‘the thin ideal’ versus families in the community. culminate in an event on GYSD, the largest service event in the to lose residents; in fact, as a further strain is to make has not been as great as Continued from A1
obesity is creating our own Also receiving grant money is American University, who world. whole, Maryland grew by 9 sure there is smarter growth in the past, but any loss is
On Feb. 20, the National kind of body mass confusion. received $1,000 for the “Cultivating Latino Lifestyle” project. percent or 480,000 residents. in Prince George’s. That’s traumatic. We need all we This week’s indictment is the continuation we got to take ... be careful man,” Johnson
Eating Disorder Association Speaking out is more critical A group of 20 Latino high school students will be invited More information about the UnitedHealth HEROES Over the last decade, a task County Executive can get,” he noted. of a saga that began when Johnson was said. “You know what I’m saying. Be careful
(NEDA) will host its second now than ever before,” Grefe to biweekly “learning sessions” at American University to program and service-learning is available at www.ysa.org. arrested with his wife on Nov. 12 at their boy, be careful.”
annual walk in Washington, said in a prepared statement. Mitchellville home. Three days later, nine Johnson is also documented asking
D.C. The walk kicks off the “We should be measured Psychiatry and reported by other people were arrested in connection with Melhi and other people to donate to his
organization’s 24th annual by the size of our hearts, the New York Times, Dr. Ruth Two D.C. Teens Honored for Community Service Efforts “[Minority growth] actually bodes well depending on the Johnson probe including Melhi and three wife’s campaign. In one conversation with
awareness week and NEDA not our hips. Together, as a Striegel-Moore, professor and Prince George’s police officers. a public official in the county he expressed
invites the community to join society, we should focus on chairwoman of psychology The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recently named the District of
Columbia’s top two youth volunteers for 2011. Kevin Iraheta, 17, of Washington, D.C.,
where these Census blocks are in the population are The indictment says that Johnson along his disappointment with how little money his
them at American University health instead of beauty. We at Wesleyan University, with the head of the county’s Department wife was receiving on the campaign trail.
for a stroll in support of those have a lot to talk about and discovered that young Black played an active role in educating young people in the Washington area about the dangers
of unprotected sex, the importance of HIV testing and the nature of healthy relationships as
and where the population is.” of Housing and Community Development – “And remember they used to be crying
affected by disorders like this rich conversation can women were equally prone to called Public Official A – accepted money, all the time and your boy would go and was
anorexia, bulimia and binge help save lives by bringing report binge eating. However, a peer educator with a teen program at the Children’s trips, expenses, meals, drinks, hotel rooms, able to pick things up for them,” he said. “So
eating. healthy common sense to the Striegel-Moore believes that National Medical. airline tickets, rounds of golf, employment, now it starts coming in automatically right,
Baltimore City’s population Rushern Baker says he must While John T. Willis,
This year’s theme is “It’s forefront.” minority women are less Also honored was Chaquan Barbett, 13, who mortgage payments and campaign so they don’t need it anymore. Ok, but you
decreased by about 1 percent confront to make sure the former Maryland secretary
Time to Talk About It,” and While eating disorders likely to seek treatment for visited stores in his section of the city to ensure owners contributions from Melhi and two other men know what? That doesn’t have to continue to
with about roughly 30,000 growing population can of state and a redistricting
Lynn Grefe, president and have historically been linked eating disorders. understood that it is illegal for them to sell cigarettes, (Developer A and Developer B). There is happen.
fewer Black residents living thrive in the county and not expert, agreed it is unlikely
CEO of NEDA, said the to young, affluent White NEDA is a non-profit alcoholic beverages, or prescription drugs to minors. substantial information in the indictment “Tell him you need him to raise money for
in the area than Whites. be a strain on resources. the city will lose the two
walk is designed to help women, people of color are organization dedicated to Both students will receive an award of $1,000, an taken from wiretapped conversations between my wife. Tell him to write a $4,000 check.”
The city now has 620,961 “Over the next decade, congressional districts
participants focus on health, also affected. According to the fight against eating engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip Johnson, Public Official A, Developer A and The investigation is continuing and more
residents, a 4.6 percent loss it is my goal to not just with the largest numbers of
not unrealistic beauty ideals. a 2003 study published in disorders and unrealistic to Washington, D.C., April 30-May 3 for the program’s Developer B. At the time of the offenses indictments are expected. Some are expected
and at least 10,000 fewer than continue the growth of the African-American residents,
“Today’s pressure cooker The American Journal of body image ideals. They are national recognition events, where they will join the covered by the indictment, the head of the to include former candidates for public office
city officials had anticipated. population, but to prioritize he anticipates Baltimore will
also fighting for additional top two honorees from each of the other states and Department of Housing and Community within the county as well as county council
Still, city leaders ‘smart-growth’ of Prince lose one of its six senate
support, research and access the District of Columbia. Ten of them will be named Development was James Johnson. members.
Correction downplayed the population George’s County in terms of seats and have one to three
to treatment for people living America’s top youth volunteers at that time. One of the more interesting statements “These charges are the result of a long and
loss, citing a steady decline economic development, jobs, fewer delegates in the House
The information the AFRO received and which formed with these illnesses. In addition, Victoria McGee of the District has been came on the day State Sen. Ulysses Currie, complex investigation by the FBI in Prince
– at higher rates – for better schools, more effective depending on state line
the basis of the community news brief, “Community Center named a distinguished finalist and will receive bronze D-Dist. 25, was indicted on federal bribery George’s County. Rooting out corruption
generations. Mayor Stephanie and efficient government and configurations.
Renamed in Honor of D.C. Activist Reginald ‘Kiyi’ Ballard” The NEDA walk medallions at local ceremonies: charges. Johnson, in a conversation with is the FBI’s top criminal priority and one
Rawlings-Blake called the imploring better and more According to political
that was published on Jan. 26, was incorrect. begins at 11 a.m. at The Prudential Spirit of Community of Awards, the Public Official A, urged him to use caution. we excel at,” FBI Special Agent in Charge
Courtesy Photo 2010 figures the smallest sustainable methods of living talk show host and former
The Feb. 7 event was a community meeting to discuss American University, 4400 United States’ largest youth recognition program based “You heard they indicted Uly Currie Richard A. McFeely said in a statement.
population decline since the and growing,” Baker said in a state senator, Larry Young,
the idea of renaming the Rosedale Recreation Center after Massachusetts Ave., N.W. exclusively on volunteer service, was created in 1995 by tonight right?” Johnson asked. “This investigation will continue to seek out
1950s. But in a statement, statement. Gov. Martin O’Malley, who
Reginald “Kiyi” Ballard. Instead, the information given to Registration begins at 10:30 Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). “Yeah, 16 counts,” Public Official A corrupt officials and acts within all levels of
she added, “We must Last December, Census will draw new boundaries
the AFRO both verbally and in written form suggested the a.m. For more information The program serves to honor young people who are committed to making a positive responded. Prince George’s County government.”
continue to make progress officials announced Maryland during the first day of the
event was the actual renaming of the center. and registrations costs, visit difference and to inspire others to consider how they can also contribute to their communities “Yup, damn, they really ... that’s why I Johnson faces up to 115 years in prison if
on the core issues that matter would keep its eight 2013 General Assembly,
nationaleatingdisorders.org. and the world. was saying man, you know we in these jobs, convicted.
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Developer
“As gorgeous as sculpture gets anytime, anywhere.” Continued from A1
Nov. 5, 2010, with a final
— New York Times decision by Dec. 16. However,
the Post reports that the
bidding phase was extended to
December and the process is
taking longer than expected.
Metro officials say the
delay isn’t a bad thing. They
believe the extra time has
allowed for a deeper and
more competitive group of
proposals. “The request for
qualifications was designed to
foster an open and competitive
selection,” Gates said. “The
pool of proposals was among
the strongest Metro has
seen for its development
opportunities in Prince
George’s County.”
Forest City Washington is
the development group behind
the ongoing redevelopment
projects at Waterfront Metro
Station and the Yards, the
Capital Riverfront district
near Nationals Stadium, in
the District. The company
says it specializes in mixed-
use, residential and military
housing development.
The New Carrollton Metro
Station is already home to
Metro’s Orange Line, Amtrak,

“The pool of
proposals
was among the
strongest Metro
has seen for
its development
opportunities in
Prince George’s
County.”

Greyhound and the MARC


Camden Line. It will also be
a stop on the proposed Purple
Line which will run from
New Carrollton to downtown
Bethesda, Md.
Despite those resources,
though, the land around
the station is a wasteland
of parking garages and
empty lots. Officials within
the county and at the two
agencies leading the charge
say it’s time to fix that issue.
“This is the only place in
the country with this kind of
rail conversion,” said Steven
Goldin, Metro’s director of
real estate, told the AFRO last
year. “On top of that, you’ve
got the IRS facility there with
1.2 million square feet and
5,000 employees so it’s a
place that [General Services
Administration] already
knows and likes.
“When you put all those
things together, it’s a site
that we think is the jewel
of the crown of all of the
undeveloped sites around
metro stations.”
The New Carrollton
site will be home to one of
the largest transit oriented
development projects on the
east coast and will be the
largest development project in
Prince George’s County since
National Harbor. It’ll feature
office, retail and residential
development opportunities
that will put it on par with
locations in Arlington, the
Feb 12 – May 22 District and Montgomery
County.
Tickets: 804.340.1405 or www.VM FA .museum Organizers are still hoping
that groundbreaking on the
project begins in early 2013.
Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria has been co-organized by the Museum for African Art, New York, and Fundación Botín,
Santander, Spain, in collaboration with the National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria.
The exhibition has been supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts,
and by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities.
At VMFA, the exhibition is presented by Dominion Resources and supported by the Julia Louise Reynolds Fund and the Lettie Pate IMAGE: Figure of a King, early to mid-16th century, copper alloy. Photo courtesy Museum for African Art and
Whitehead Evans Exhibition Endowment. Media Partners: CBS 6, Style Weekly, and Virginia Living Fundación Botín/Karin L. Willis. © National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria.

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February 19, 2011 - February 25, 2011, The Afro-American A7

Pentagon Marks Blacks’ Service in Korean War


By Tia Lewis veterans… Thank God for African-American patrons.” These forgotten victory,” the African-American presence in the battle
Special to the AFRO contributions, and those of other African-American troops, hides even deeper in history than the battle itself; it is rarely
propelled the military to become fully integrated in the 1960s,
discussed. However, its lack of exposure doesn’t lessen its impact
Thank you. The two simple yet indelible words were the he added. or importance as it forever changed the relationship of two
backdrop of the U.S. Department of Defense’s 60th anniversary Following Clark’s words, ally and benefactor of the men’s
continents and initiated the desegregation of the armed services.
of the Korean War Commemoration, which celebrates African heroic efforts Brig. Gen. Lee Seo Young, South Korean defense According to the event’s press release, in 1948, President
American’s contributions to the three-year battle. attaché, extended his gratitude to the service men for theirHarry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981, securing the
Held in the Pentagon’s full integration of America’s
Auditorium, the event drew Armed Services. Thus,
military veterans, decorated America went to war in Korea
service men and women, for the first time in her history
civilians, families and friends with a military that reflected
who came out to pay homage to her diversity.
the African-American men who The ceremony culminated
valiantly battled on the Korean with the words of keynote
peninsula to restore peace speaker, Ronald M. Joe, of the
abroad even as their human Senior Executive Service.
rights were denied at home. “For too long, these were
Though their contributions soldiers in the shadows…
may not have been appreciated forgotten heroes,” he said.
then, a stirring rendition of the “Today it should be clear to
“Star Spangled Banner” and you, all of you, that you are
the Presentation of Colors set forgotten no more.”
the tone for a ceremony which Joe applauded the armed
would recognize them as full- forces for their “impressive
fledged heroes and equals to all progress towards President
men who served. Truman’s vision of an inclusive
Jean Davis, outreach military that reflects the ideal
manager of the event, began the of the nation but encouraged
afternoon’s affair by recognizing more diversity in upper ranks.”
the guests of honor and their He added, “The
“self sacrifice that paved the transformation of the armed
way for democracy.” Courtesy Photo forces remains unfinished.
“Those who returned from Col. Harry Townsend, USA retired, left; Staff Sgt. Edward Hill, USMC retired; Lt. Gen. William Earl Brown, USAF retired; Women and minorities are still
that far off war received no Brig. Gen. Lee Seo Young, defense attaché, Embassy of Republic of Korea; Col. David J. Clark, director, DoD 60th underrepresented in leadership
parade; there was no media Anniversary of the Korean War Anniversary Commemoration Committee; Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr., USN retired, positions.
event to celebrate their Medal of Honor recipient; David N. Smith, U.S. Army veteran; Gunnery Sgt. Reuben McNair, USMC retired; and Cmdr. “[Even] in 2011, we are
accomplishments. In many Dana Gordon, USN still faced with the quality of
respects that is why we are here treatment, office making issues
today to reassure our Korean and the senior core is not as
War veterans that America does remember the forgotten brave and devoted allegiance and commitment to defending diverse as it should be. We need to make sure that the pathways
victory,” said Davis. Korea’s freedom. to senior office positions are open to all.”
Following meditation, Col. David J. Clark, director of the “Because of the courage of many service men, the Korean In admiration of the veterans’ selfless fight, he said,
60th Anniversary War Commemoration Committee, remarked flag still flies over the Republic of Korea. You won freedom, “Because of you we can build a big bridge and we can go
on the war’s legacy and the veterans’ unwavering loyalty during democracy and prosperity for our nation; that is what you across it to a better nation.”
a time of segregation. fought for and that is what the Republic of Korea stands for The event ended with a viewing of the film, For the Love
“If you think about it, this is one on of the most selfless now.” of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots and a panel
patriotic acts of sacrifice in American history and for this reason Lasting from the 1950 to 1953, the Korean War claimed discussion with seven distinguished service men, led by Robert
alone America owes an unpayable debt to its African-American the lives of more than 5,000 Black Americans. Pegged as “the V. Morris, author of Black Faces of War.

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Real Estate established by Congress concluded in housing downturn began.


January that the 1977 law was “not a Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., then
significant factor in subprime lending or chairman of the House Financial Services
the crisis.” Ben Bernanke, chairman of Committee, has also said he detected

Study Concludes Loans to Minorities the Federal Reserve, had made a similar
statement two years ago, but the criticism
racial code language in criticisms by some
conservative Republicans. “In the wake of the
affordable housing goals of Fannie Mae and
Did Not Cause Housing Crisis continued.
The Democrats on the bipartisan
Freddie Mac (and) the CRA, they get to take
shots at poor people. And let’s be honest, the
commission also found that the affordable fact that some poor people are Black doesn’t
By Kenneth J. Cooper many loans a bank has made in these urban housing goals “contributed marginally” to hurt, either, from their standpoint,” the Boston
America’s Wire neighborhoods and rural communities when purchase of risky mortgages by Fannie and Herald quoted Frank as saying in 2008 at a
financial institutions seek approval to open Freddie. local forum on foreclosures.
Conservative Republicans and new branches, acquire other banks or merge. Maurice Jourdain-Earl heard in those Grover Norquist, president of Americans
commentators have frequently blamed Critics charged that the CRA forced banks criticisms an accusation that minorities had for Tax Reform and a prominent conservative,
the housing crisis on the Community to approve mortgages for poor, unqualified caused the crisis—though he says race was told the Herald that he and other critics did
Reinvestment Act (CRA), which encourages buyers who could not maintain payments rarely mentioned except by some bloggers. not blame “low-income African Americans”
banks to make loans in the low- and and went into default or foreclosure, causing “It’s more innuendo,” Jourdain-Earl says, he said had been victimized by the law, but
moderate-income areas where they operate. the housing market to collapse. That charge calling the CRA “generically a code word” for rather Frank and Sen. Christopher Dodd,
But a study to be released this week and a was also leveled often at the affordable- lending to minorities who cannot afford home D-Conn., who then chaired the Committee on
bipartisan commission conclude that the housing goals of Fannie Mae and Freddie loans. He says the same applied to affordable Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and has
federal law had little impact on the crisis. Mac, federally sponsored enterprises that buy housing goals. His firm, ComplianceTech, is retired from Congress. The Herald labeled the
The 1977 law, designed to prevent mortgages made by private lenders. releasing a study this week concluding that CRA one of the country’s “minority-lending
redlining in less prosperous neighborhoods, But the Democratic majority of the mortgage lending to African Americans and laws.”
requires banking examiners to consider how Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Hispanics has declined by 62 percent since the
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Opinion
Don’t Mess With the 14th Amendment
“All persons born or Education decision ending segregation in
naturalized in the United American schools. The 14th Amendment’s
States, and subject to the most famous “birthright” defense came in
jurisdiction thereof, are 1898, when the Supreme Court, in United
citizens of the United States States v. Wong Kim Ark, upheld the citizenship
and of the State wherein they of a child born in the United States to Chinese
reside. No State shall make immigrant parents who lived in San Francisco
or enforce any law which but were not legal citizens.
shall abridge the privileges The law is clear: Anyone born on American
or immunities of citizens of soil, regardless of race or ethnicity, is entitled
the United States; nor shall to automatic citizenship. For more than 100
any State deprive any person years, that has been a fundamental principle
of life, liberty, or property, of American democracy. But recently,
without due process of law; anti-immigration forces across the country
Marc H. Morial nor deny to any person within have claimed that large numbers of illegal
its jurisdiction the equal immigrants are crossing the border simply to
protection of the laws.” Section I of the 14th Amendment have what they derisively call “anchor babies”
– children who automatically qualify for the
The immigration debate has taken another ugly turn. First, benefits of United States citizenship.
Arizona passed a law, now under federal challenge, granting Despite the fact that this rarely occurs, Sen.
unprecedented powers to police to stop and demand proof of David Vitter of Louisiana and Sen. Rand Paul
citizenship from anyone they suspect of being in the country of Kentucky have introduced legislation that of the new Congress, Rep. Steve King of Iowa chose what
illegally. Now, two United States senators, a congressman and would amend the 14th Amendment and deny citizenship to the he believes is a less arduous route by introducing legislation
at least 14 states have proposed amending or reinterpreting U.S born children of immigrants unless at least one parent has that would outlaw birthright citizenship by amending the
the 14th Amendment of the Constitution to deny citizenship to permanent resident status, is a naturalized citizen or is serving Immigration and Nationality Act.
U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants. in the U.S. military. While opponents of birthright citizenship contend their
The 14th amendment effectively overturned the Supreme Last year, in what appeared to be a mid-term election intent is to curb illegal immigration, this is clearly another
Court’s infamous 1857 Dred Scott decision which ruled that campaign ploy, a number of conservative senators said divisive step that would weaken America’s tradition and
no slave or descendent of a slave could ever be a United States they might call hearings to air their opposition to automatic strength as a nation of immigrants.
citizen. Since its ratification in 1868, the 14th Amendment’s citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants. Our message to anyone attempting to rewrite history and
clear statements on birthright citizenship, due process and Most observers and scholars think that a push to amend the the law for their own political purposes is clear: Don’t mess
equal protection, have formed the basis for a large measure Constitution is likely to fail given that it would require votes with the 14th Amendment.
of social and economic reforms. In fact, the Supreme Court from 67 senators, 290 representatives and ratification by 38
cited the violation of the 14th Amendment’s “equal protection” states. Marc H. Morial is the president and CEO of the National
clause as a major factor in its 1954 Brown v. Board of But that has not stopped its supporters. On the first day Urban League.

Mathis’ Mind: Save Ex-Inmate Programs


(NNPA) – One of the crime and trapped in a seemingly never-ending cycle. by the Institute for Research on Poverty, Michigan has used
first places state and federal Recently, USA Today reported on these cutbacks and the job placement programs to cut the prison population by about
governments look to make impact they could have on states across the country. Florida, 15 percent during the last four years and has saved more than
cutbacks in an attempt to for example, saw a small decrease in the number of ex- $200 million each year.
balance their ballooning offenders who committed a new felony while on probation. Here’s hoping other locales will follow Michigan’s lead.
budgets is in the penal system. Instead of looking at the bigger picture and continuing to With your help, maybe they can. Call or write your county,
As a result, ex-offender re- invest in programs designed to reduce recidivism, Florida, in state, and federal legislators and demand they not be so
entry programs that help an attempt to get its fiscal house in order, plans to cut such shortsighted; ask that they avoid making budget cuts to prison
rehabilitate those who are at programs. Other states are also weighing significant budget re-entry programs at all costs.
risk for returning to prison cuts to all parts of their criminal justice systems. In these difficult economic times, it is only reasonable that
are on the chopping block. This is just bad business. In many states, the number of ex- lawmakers conserve resources where they can. The criminal
Sure, cutting funding to these offenders committing new crimes has increased, partly because justice system, particularly ex-offender re-entry programs, is
programs may help balance of cuts to programs that help them transform their lives and not the place to make these cuts. Our lawmakers must think
budgets in the short term. But, stay out of prison. about the effect these budget reductions will have on our
Judge Greg overall safety and the economic impact they will have on
as ex-offenders become repeat Any state considering such cuts should look to
Mathis offenders and return to jail or Michigan for guidance. Budget gaps and increasingly high taxpayers down the road.
prison, we end up shelling out unemployment rates have led lawmakers there to address both
more money in the long run to incarcerate them. Additionally, problems with a novel plan: Help ex-offenders find and keep Greg Mathis is a nationally syndicated reality TV show
communities and individuals will continue to be victimized by jobs that will keep them out of prison. According to a report host and retired Michigan judge recognized for his advocacy
campaigns and book “Street Judge.”

Why We Should Care About Autologous Stem Cell


President Obama’s stem cells that can be extracted from bone marrow or fat availability of autologous therapies simply because of its
A. Rahman Ford March 9, 2009, signing of tissue. They can be separated out, multiplied in culture and potential to heal countless Black Americans. It should also
an executive order removing readministered to the same patient. This procedure has been do so because this is an issue that encapsulates many of the
barriers to embryonic stem used to successfully treat a variety of common conditions, such values that Blacks have historically championed: helping racial
cell research was momentous not only for the scientific as tendon, cartilage and bone damage. Preliminary data show minorities, persons with disabilities and others whose political
community, which had previously operated under onerous that similar therapies, using autologous mesenchymal stem voices have been muffled by a recalcitrant government;
restrictions, but also to those who suffer from diseases for cells, can even successfully treat heart disease and myocardial ensuring de facto equality between all groups that help
which there is currently no treatment. But while embryonic infarction. Dr. Richard Burt at Northwestern University has constitute the diverse fabric of the American citizenry; making
stem cells may hold the most promise, the availability of such successfully treated neurological conditions such as CIDR and sure every American has quality health care and not just
treatment is years, perhaps decades, away. The reality is that multiple sclerosis. Although autologous stem cell therapy is medical insurance, regardless of their physical or economic
people with poor bodies need help today. These are people safe, other countries such as India, China and Germany have stations in life; and sustaining a deep respect for civil and
for whom conventional treatments have failed and for whom surpassed the U.S. in making this treatment available to people human rights through movements that challenge status quo
embryonic stem cell treatment in the United States is a distant who need it because in the U.S., the FDA improperly classifies policies that, when applied, reveal themselves to be deleterious
dream. Autologous stem cell treatment, which uses stem to vulnerable people. Indeed,
cells taken from one’s own body, is safe and effective, but is this issue has the potential
currently prohibited in the U.S. for readily available treatment “People with poor bodies, who perhaps needlessly endure to unite seemingly disparate
of injuries and diseases. Autologous therapy has been shown to interest groups in a coalition
successfully treat heart disease and Type 2 diabetes which data perpetual physical penury, cannot wait to be made whole.” for healing. The most obvious
shows disproportionately affect Blacks. Given the potential stakeholders might be Blacks
medical benefit to Blacks and the opportunity to bring together a person’s own stem cells as a biologic “drug.” Consequently, and persons with disabilities, but interest convergence can
seemingly disparate interest groups – from the progressive our own stem cells are subjected to a long, arduous, disease- also be found with social conservatives, many of whom seek
to the conservative ends of the political spectrum – around by-disease clinical trial process, a process which requires a alternatives to embryonic stem cell treatment. The possibility
a critical health care and civil rights issue, President Obama significant financial investment. This means that people with of such a coalition should not be dismissed. Rather, it should
should immediately order the Food and Drug Administration potentially treatable diseases must either languish or raise be embraced if it means that the result is easing the suffering
(FDA) to clarify regulations that have been incorrectly the tens of thousands of dollars needed to travel overseas for of Americans who rely on their elected officials to remove
interpreted as classifying one’s own stem cells as a “drug.” treatment. We should not have to do this. restrictions that make them less healthy.
Unlike embryonic therapies, autologous therapy can help Blacks should care about autologous therapies because of People with poor bodies, who perhaps needlessly endure
and is helping sick people now. Unfortunately, our current their potential to treat heart disease and diabetes, debilitating perpetual physical penury, cannot wait to be made whole.
health care policy discourse has been monopolized by partisan and potentially deadly diseases which disproportionately President Obama and congressional leadership should adopt
debates over medical insurance reform, thus obscuring any affect Blacks. According to the U.S. Department of Health autologous stem cell therapy as an integral part of their health
truly holistic debate on health care. Consequently, stem and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health, Blacks are care, disability rights and civil rights platforms. Furthermore,
cell therapies are seldom, if ever, discussed as an integral more likely than Whites to have and die from heart disease. President Obama should direct the FDA to clarify regulations
part of the future of health care in the U.S. as a tool for both The American Heart Association found that heart disease that incorrectly define autologous treatment as a “drug” and
treatment and prevention of disease. And on the rare occasion and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 3 killers of Blacks. But should eliminate any and all other relevant legal impediments
that mainstream media outlets do discuss stem cells, their preliminary results from clinical trials have demonstrated to the immediate availability of autologous stem cell therapies.
discussions are often uninformed and myopic, focusing only increased exercise capacity, decrease in pain and increased Major media outlets should incorporate the issue into the
on the embryonic variety and the quasi-religious controversies ejection fractions in patients with severely damaged heart health care debate as a viable avenue of treatment that is
that distort their future use. These discussions not only stifle tissue. In the case of diabetes, we know that Blacks are worthy of increased television, print and web coverage. They
thoughtful debate over the scientific merit of embryonic stem disproportionately affected by Type 2 diabetes. According should also make sure to distinguish between embryonic,
cells, but they also stifle debate about viable alternatives that to Brancati et. al., (2000) Black men are 20-50 percent more autologous and other stem cell varieties during news coverage.
are politically non-controversial, proven to work and ready likely and Black women are more than 100 percent more likely Finally, all Americans should educate themselves about the
for wider availability. For example, there has been significant than Whites to have or develop diabetes. However, in a study varieties of stem cell therapies and put more pressure on
coverage of federal litigation concerning the constitutionality conducted at the Don Roberto Fernandez Vina Foundation in decisionmakers to bring true health care to those who need it
of the mandate Affordable Care Act, but little to no coverage Argentina, 85 percent of participants who had diabetes were the most.
of litigation between Dr. Chris Centeno and the FDA over able to abandon insulin or insulin stimulating drugs when stem
whether the FDA can legally regulate the use of autologous cells from their own bone marrow were injected directly into A. Rahman Ford, J.D., M.A., is a doctoral candidate
stem cells. This must change. the pancreas. in the Department of Political Science at the University of
Simply put, autologous stem cells are the body’s own But Blacks should not advocate for the immediate Pennsylvania. Ford suffers from a debilitating, muscle-wasting
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Ron Armstead, executive director of
Veterans Brain Trust at the podium
and Dr. Darryl Scott, vice president
for programs, ASALH By Andrea L. “Aunni” Young
Special to the AFRO
The executive board of the Association for Study of the African American Life and
History (ASALH)hosted a briefing on the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and
the 112th Congress at the Capitol Visitors Center on Feb. 3.
Alan Spears,
The briefing, directed by Sylvia Cyrus, executive director of ASALH, presented impactful
National Parks information to support the sesquicentennial celebration of the American Civil War.
Conservation Panelists included Dr. Frank Smith, executive director for the African American
association’s Civil War Museum; Dr. Darryl Scott, ASALH vice president for programs; Bob
legislative Beatty, director of programs, American Association for State and Local History Sterling Henry, Capitol Hill representative for the African
representative American Civil War Museum; Frank Smith, founding
(AASLH) and Ron Armstead, executive director, CBC Veterans Brain Trust. director, African American Civil War
Museum; Debra Stepp, ASALH and Louis
Hicks, ASALH board member and
co-chairman, BHM Luncheon Committee

The Buffalo Soldiers


John W. Franklin, National Museum of the African Debra Stepp, ASALH and
lend support to the
American History & Culture; Frank Smith, founding George Henry, chief of staff for
African American
director, African American Civil War Museum Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.
Civil War cause. Katherine Hall, staffer for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill.,
and Andrea Young, AFRO social writer
and Sterling Henry, Capitol Hill representative for the
African American Civil War Museum

Louis Hicks, ASALH board member; Bob Beatty, director of programs,


AASLH; Sylvia Cyrus, ASALH executive director; Frank Smith,
director, African American Civil War Museum; John W. Franklin,
Ron Armstead; Shirley Smith, ASALH Luncheon Committee; Natalie Howard, ASALH president; Frank Smith; National Museum of the African American History & Culture and Ron
Sylvia Cyrus; Allie Latimer; Emma King; Delores Tucker Branch and John W. Franklin. Armstead, executive director, Veterans Brain Trust

By Andrea L. “Aunni” Young


Special to the AFRO

The red carpet sizzled


as Black Entertainment
Television (BET) held its
fourth annual BET Honors Anika Noni Rose,
Awards show taping in actress and award
Actress Nicole Ari Parker and
Washington, D.C. recently. presenter
husband, actor Boris Kodjoe
This year, BET honored the
Gospel artist
legendary actress Cicely Yolanda
Chance Jackson, a reporter for the Fab
Tyson for her life’s work in Empire, D.C.’s own Ginuwine, and Ursula Adams gives
the theatrical arts; Oscar Lauriston, Washington Life magazine an anointed Cicely Tyson speaks with
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for her service to others;
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Johnson Rice for her career Linda Johnson Rice, Johnson
in media; Herbie Hancock for Publishing Company and BET
his life’s work in the musical honoree for media
arts and historian/educator
Lonnie Bunch for his work in
Jamie Foxx and his date
education.
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Hill, president of music R&B performer Ne-Yo
programming and specials
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Harris Taylor, vice president
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performances by Yolanda host of the 2011
News” personality award recipient, Iman General Eric
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own Tank, R&B group
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Gray Cabey, Cedric the
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Rose. Actress Gabrielle
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show airs Feb. 21.
Aaron and Damion Hall of R&B group Guy with WPGC’s Singer Lalah Hathaway
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B. Smith Kicks Off  ‘B. Discovered: An Official Search for D.C.’s


Next Great Singer’
décor designer B. Smith is restaurants.”
kicking off an official search The ambiance of the audition whispered a silent eagerness
for the next great singer in the as singers warmed up their falsettos quietly in a reserved
nation’s capital. space.
B. Smith, the longtime “Someone needs to see me. I’m different from the rest,”
owner of B. Smith’s said Davon Wright, a theater graduate from the University of
restaurant in Manhattan the District of Columbia (UDC). Wright, along with her two
and exclusive enclave Sag besties Jonathan Walker and Gina Rose, are a unique trio. All
Harbor, launched her own three trained vocalists are students or graduates of UDC and
homegrown singing audition aspire to “be heard.”
at B.Smith’s in Union Station. Wright delivered a classical sound, while Walker’s voice is
Participants are required to be reminiscent of Eddie Levert from the O’Jays and Rose’s sound
between the ages of 21-30. is a blend of Teena Marie and Chaka Khan – evident as she
Nearly 30 aspiring singers fearlessly sang the latter’s “Ain’t Nobody.”
from the metropolitan area Walker, a sociology major, auditioned minutes after Rose.
participated in the audition. The judges politely asked if he’d ever performed.
According to general manager He smiled and responded, “Yes, I performed ‘The Wiz’ at
Andres Haynes, the winner UDC on a $500 budget.” The judges laughed. Walker closed
will receive a $1,000 cash his eyes for four seconds and replied, “I will sing ‘Believe in
prize. Other rewards include Yourself’ from ‘The Wiz.’”
performances at B. Smith’s The judges gave him a nod of approval.
in Union Station, scheduled Walker sang poignantly, “Believe in yourself, right from
Stock Photo performances at area night the start/ You’ll have brains You’ll have a heart/You’ll have
B. Smith’s in Union Station is looking for the District’s next great singer, who will win a clubs, a free trip to New York courage/ To last your whole life through/If you believe in
cash prize and a free trip to New York City. City to perform at B. Smith’s yourself/If you believe in yourself/ If you believe in yourself/
on Restaurant Row and a As I believe in you.”
studio recording with Jolley
By Brandi Forte Like Wright, Walker and Rose, dozens of other hopefuls
Production Company.
Special to the AFRO are waiting to see whether they will be included in B. Smith’s
“B. Discovered brings something different,” said Haynes.
coveted lineup of great singers. Until then, visit bsmith.com
While millions of American viewers tune in to “American “This is for local members of the community who can really
for more updates.
Idol” each week, lifestyle tycoon, entrepreneur and home sing and have great talent. Out of 28 participants we will select
eight who will showcase their talents every week at B.Smith’s

Maryland Composer Releases DC Boys Choir to Inspire Brotherhood, Love


Judith T. Allen, an arranger/composer in Maryland, has Program. “When I was an elementary school vocal music
released the song, “You Are My Brother” as an inspirational teacher in Washington, D.C., I witnessed community
song for Americans of all backgrounds. activities that did not demonstrate caring, sharing and
“I hope people will sing ‘You Are My Brother’ in gratitude among students and adults. Too often, girls and
villages, towns, cities and even in the United Nations. I want boys showed indifference to their teachers and fellow
to use the magic of music to heal differences among people,” students. I realized then there was a new teachable moment
Allen said in a prepared statement. through music,” Allen added.
Allen is a retired District music school teacher where she This “teachable moment” led to success for the song and
served thousands of students. Her tenure included working in 1973 when ‘You Are My Brother’ was performed at the
in D.C. elementary schools and as assistant principal and All-School Choral Music Festival.
interim principal at Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
Allen has also coached numerous professional musicians at Courtesy Photo The song is performed on YouTube by the D.C. Boys
churches and choirs throughout the region. Judith Allen, composer (left) joins members of the DC Choir at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVttsmZ4su0
In 1972, Allen composed and arranged “You Are Boys Choir as they feature their CD You Are My Brother, and is available for download on CD Baby.
My Brother” for a D.C. Community Brotherhood a song of peace and healing. Eleanor Stewart, DC Boys
Choir founder/director, stands on the end at the right.

Reader’s Corner
“No one wants to live in a community where kids with less than a ninth-grade education, and
an even lower level of community pride or self-respect, play war games on the street to the
destruction of innocent babies and grandmothers.”
Book Review Thus, it should come as no surprise that he sees the slums as an ocean teeming with sharks,
Raw Law: An Urban Guide to Criminal Justice and a place to be escaped from at first chance. A priceless primer on negotiating your way
By Kam Williams around the dangerous waters of the criminal justice system designed for folks who need it the
Special to the AFRO most.

“I understand that it is really hard out there, when you target a community. I think of this Alice in Niggerland
generation as a generation of great swimmers left in an ocean. As you navigate your way Written by Richard Coleman, this radically different take on the classic childhood story,
through life, some of you will get out of the water safely. Alice in Wonderland, recalls the very true story of “Alice.” Coleman regards her as a character
But the sharks own the ocean, and one such shark is the criminal justice system. In most “with malice toward none and charity for all,” despite a life riddled with adversity.
criminal cases, the enemy is clear. It is the system itself. At the age of four, Alice and her siblings were left with Ca’lil, an old woman who is
I am a criminal trial attorney. I have been doing this for 23 years… Each and every time I missing an arm and had a steel plate in her head. Situated in an impoverished land known as
step into a courtroom on a criminal matter, I am ready to wage war because, as quiet as it is
“Niggerland,” this book shows how Alice’s overcomes what Coleman refers to as a life “which
kept, criminal justice is war.
Consistently, I represent kids from the hood or the streets who really think they know would have turned the rest of us mortals into wards of mental hospitals, or prison inmates. . .”
something I don’t about court. But the truth is, when you do not know the rules,or you choose By the time Alice enters the ninth grade she is legally blind and epileptic and offered the
to ignore them, you get burnt. opportunity to attend the Governor Morehead School for the blind in Raleigh. Six weeks after
In order to teach you this, I have opened my files. Just understand that this system has never she got there, she found out that she was pregnant and expelled from the school. She was sent
been anywhere you wanted it to be and is not headed anywhere you want it to go.” back to “Niggerland,” where her life begins to unravel. This book chronicles Alice’s quest to
• Excerpted from Chapter One - “Rules Rule” (pgs.1 -6) “be somebody” and play the hand fate had unfairly dealt.
Final word: A heart-wrenching spin on a seemingly lighthearted classic.
One thing they never teach you in school is that America has a two- Available now. For more information, visit Authors’BooksDirect.com.
tiered system of justice, or that if you are Black, you never want to find
yourself caught in its duplicitous clutches. But all you need is a little
The Greedy Mouth and Upset Stomach
common sense to know that there has been a surge in the incarceration rate
of brothers over the last quarter-century to the point where there are now With his new series of children’s books, author and musician Larry Yates encourages
around a million Blacks behind bars. children to adopt healthy eating habits early on. The first book in the series, The Greedy Mouth
For, after Congress passed harsher drug statutes with mandatory and Upset Stomach, uses colorful images and easy-to-read text that shows how every morsel of
minimum sentences in 1987, “Whether by design or happenstance,” as food impacts the body.
publisher Tiffany Chiles recalls in the introduction Courtesy Photos Second in Yates’ series is The Greedy Mouth and Achy Tooth, which
of Raw Law, “the government started locking up all Muhammad focuses on dental hygiene and the benefits of fresh
of our men.” Is there anything that can be done to Ibn Bashir is a food.
prevent yourself from adding to the statistics? veteran criminal In an interview with the Los Angeles Sentinel,
Absolutely, according to Muhammad Ibn Bashir, attorney.
Yates said he wrote the books to combat the growing
author of this practical survival guide. Although
he’s a veteran criminal attorney, Bashir is well-enough grounded to be rate of childhood obesity and its complications.
able to break his sage advice down into readily-accessible layman terms. “It is such a tragedy to witness so many children
In so doing, he warns not only of bad influences lying in wait in the suffer from diseases and health issues caused by
inner-city but of traps being set by corrupt cops willing “to violate the obesity. I can’t stand by and watch another child
Raw Deal is citizen’s rights so easily.” Not one to mince his words, he goes on to state, die because of poor nutrition,” said Yates, who also heads Mechisedec
a guide to “I don’t trust any police officer to report or testify to the whole truth.” Publishing Key Note Entertainment. “I urge everyone to get involved and help their child,
surviving the U.S. He further adds that even if the cops have unfairly arrested a young student or patient make healthy choices so they can live long enough to have a future.”
criminal justice Black man for possession of narcotics, “whether they were his drugs or
Final word: A fun look at serious issues.
system. not will not matter to anyone other than him and maybe his mother.”
Bashir is very empathetic about the overall plight of po’ folk because, Available now. For more information, visit thegreedymouth.com.
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Faith Pulse www.afro.com

Local Church Honors Centenarian Member


Rev. Dr. Cheryl Sanders is Church where some of was the cousin of one of
pastor. the church members were her friends and co-workers,
Evans was born in her students at Bell Street Claudia Dorrah Ferguson,
Washington, D.C., in 1906 Elementary School. Many who traveled with them from
at the Columbia Hospital for of them still keep in contact time to time. Dorothy later
Women located in Northwest with her. married Joseph Evans.
Washington. She had two Before joining Third Dorothy lives by the
siblings, Eunice and Louella, Street Church of God, motto, “love and serve the
who are deceased. She was Dorothy was a member of the Lord; he will give you long
educated in Washington Bethlehem Baptist Church in life.” Besides loving the
Lord, she loves President
and graduated from Allen Southeast Washington. There,
Barack Obama and is happy
University in Columbia, S.C., she was the superintendent she voted and witnessed the
in 1926. of the Sunday school and country’s African-American
Dorothy taught at several director of the nursery school.  president.  Her wish is to
schools in South Carolina At Third Street Church of meet him someday.
before coming back to God, she is active with the She lived in Anacostia
Washington to work one Wednesday night Bible class, on Shannon Place S.E. until
summer at the Bureau of the women’s program and the she was 100 years old before
Engraving and Printing. “The Silent Workers. moving in 2006 to live with
money was good...so I stayed Dorothy was married to her niece and nephew, Adrian
Photo by Herb Quarles
there until I retired in 1960,” Robert Lewis Dorrah for and William Blount, in
The Rev. Dr. Cheryl Sanders, left, congratulates Dorothy Dorrah-Evans on the occasion Temple Hills, Md.
Evans said. “Another reason almost 40 years until his
of her 105th birthday. With them is Evans’ niece, Adrian Blount. “Mrs. Evans is regular in
I retired was to take care of death in 1980. They had her attendance… filled with
my mother, who was ailing.” no children and enjoyed wisdom and history,” Rev.
Dorothy Dorrah-Evans, of the church, was honored the celebration of her 105th When she lived in Clinton, traveling and spending time
a member of Third Street recently by fellow church birthday party, held at the Sanders said. “She loves the
S.C., she was actively with family and friends all Lord, her church and her
Church of God and “mother” members and family during Northwest facility where the involved at Hebron Baptist over the country. “Bob” family.”

Church Briefs
By Herb Quarles speaker during the 11 a.m. station, WHUR-FM 96.3. located at 4850 Blagden the Founders Day Worship
Special to the AFRO worship service on Feb. Recordings of chapel Ave. N.W. Featured will be Day will be held on March
20 in Cramton Auditorium services may be ordered by the professional Christian 6 with the Rev. Geoffrey A.
HU Chapel Services on the campus of Howard mail with the Media Ministry comedian Seam Sarvis who Black as the guest preacher.
The Rev. Dr. John W. University, 2455 Sixth St. Order Form. Recordings are is also a writer, producer, He is the UCC president
Kinney will be the guest N.W. He is dean of the also available immediately director and founder of and general minister. Call
after the worship service “Gospel Comedy Praise.” the church office at 202-
or may be purchased in  Open mic entertainment 839-5511 for additional
person Monday through will also be on the “menu”  information.
Past and present, lust
Friday between 10 a.m. and and area musicians, singers
and friendship collide in
5 p.m. Call 202-806-7280 and poets are welcome to Black Nurses Group
the Louisiana heat.
or visit chapel.howard.edu/ participate in this entertaining Convenes
Courtesy Photo
Information for additional Christian event. Call Danielle The Black Nurses
D ! The Rev. Dr. John W. Kinney
information. The e-mail Williams at 202-722-4940 for Association of the
DE
will preach at Howard
address is chapel@howard. additional information. metropolitan area will meet at
E N University on Feb. 20.
edu.
XT
6 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Peoples
E School of Theology at
Virginia Union University Church to Host Praise
Peoples Congregation
Anniversary Celebration
Congregational UC Christ
located at 4704 13th Street

Marcus;
in Richmond, Va. Father Event The Rev. Dr. Michael N.W. A light supper will
by Tarell Alvin McCraney ViZion’s Young Adult W. Murphy, senior pstor at
Michael Louis Pfleger will he be served. All Black nurses
directed by Timothy Douglas Ministry at Zion Baptist Peoples Congregation UCC,
guest preacher on Feb.27. are invited to join them at
Chapel services are Church invites the public to invites the community to join the meetings that are held
broadcast the following week attend its Praise Christian him and his congregation

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on the fourth Thursday of
each Sunday at 11 a.m. on Club and Café at 7 p.m. as they begin to celebrate each month. They will host
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Howard University radio on Feb. 18 at the church the 120th anniversary of their 31st annual salute to
the church with a series of the Black Nurse of the Year
SPRING 2010 @ CSPAC events. and Scholarship Awards
The celebration will begin Luncheon on March 5 at
at 11 a.m. on Feb. 20 with a Martin’s Crosswinds in
14th and P Streets, NW 202-332-3300 www.studiotheatre.org NORA CHIPAUMIRE
special anniversary worship Greenbelt, Md. Call Diana
service celebrating African- Wharton at 202-722-8670
American spirituals. A or contact her via e-mail at
“Founders Jazz Café Brunch” twinmaljar@aol.com for
will be held on March 5 and tickets and other information.

Lt. Col. A. Phillip Waite, Commander and Conductor

Adventure Theatre in partnership African Continuum Theatre Company present


Sunday, February 20
featuring dancers from MIRANDY AND BROTHER WIND
“So You Think You Can Dance” February 25 to March 13, 2011
NORA CHIPAUMIRE
& “Dancing with the Stars” lions will roar, swans will fly, angels will wrestle
Atlas Performing Arts Center
with as part of INTERSECTIONS: A New America Arts Festival
heaven, rains will break: gukurahundi
Guest Emcee Maureen Bunyan february 24 & 25 . 8PM
ABC7/WJLA-TV dance theatre
Zimbabwe-born choreographer Nora Chipaumire
burns through cultural and geographic boundaries to Winner
Caldecott

illuminate the African struggle toward identity in a Honor Book

visually and aurally stimulating performance.


Featuring music by omas Mapfumo and e Blacks
Unlimited. $30 Winner
Coretta Scott
King Book
Award

ANNA DEAVERE SMITH


Benji Schwimmer
Sabra Johnson Garry Gekhman
Jamile McGee A Performance and Conversation,
featuring portraits from Let Me Down Easy American

march 8 & 9 . 8PM


Library
Association

FREE PERFORMANCE! kay theatre


Notable Book

Join Anna Deavere Smith for excerpts from Let Me


Open to the public; No tickets needed
Down Easy, followed by an intimate and open dialogue
Concert begin at 3 p.m.; Doors open at 2 p.m.
with the audience about the characters portrayed in the
work and issues of death and dying, narrative healing
DAR CONSTITUTION HALL
and our healthcare system. $42
18th & D Streets, NW, Washington, D.C. WHERE THEATRE BEGINS
Nearest Metro: Farragut North
Purchase Tickets: Atlas Performing Arts Center
For more information, please call our concert line: 1333 H Street NE , Washington, DC 20002
202-767-5658 or visit our website: Where it’s more than a great performance 202.399.7993
claricesmithcenter.umd.edu 301.405.ARTS (2787) africancontinuumtheatre.com/
www.usafband.af.mil
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Michigan and Marshall. Read more at afro.com.


3. Rod Reed took over the duties as head football coach
at Tennessee State last year, but had always been the lead
recruiter. TSU perennially has been ranked in the top five
of our class including a No. 1 ranking two years ago. This
was one of the most versatile classes as a lot of needs were
filled.  Recruits come from eight different states. The Tigers
quarterback situation just became a little cloudier when the
Tigers signed Imonni Carswell from Plantation in Florida, a

2011 Top 5 HBCU Football Recruiting Classes two-star recruit who received offers from Maryland, Marshall,
and Central Michigan.
By Donal Ware But what the Bulldogs 4. North Carolina Central’s new head football coach
Special to the AFRO also continue to do well is Henry Frazier’s Prairie View A&M classes have always been
recruit North Carolina.  In in the top five since we have been ranking the classes.  This
Fuquay-Varina, N.C. – “FROM THE PRESS BOX TO addition to Pendergrass, the year is no different and in a short amount of time he was able
PRESS ROW,” the sports talk radio show that places major Bulldogs picked up a pair to get some solid commitments to the Durham school.  With
emphasis on HBCU sports, released its fifth annual national of three-star running backs initial recruiting classes you never can tell how the class will
rankings of the top 10 HBCU football FCS recruiting classes in Jalen Simmons (West play out but with Frazier, who usually redshirts almost all of
for 2011.  FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW first Charlotte) and Deion Walker his freshmen, the proof is in the pudding with what he did at
ranked the top classes in 2006. The rankings are based on the (Butler). Read more at afro. PVAMU. It will be hard for Frazier to redshirt defensive back
talent that was brought in and research that we did based upon com. Alex Cole from Sherwood in Olney, Md., who is an explosive
school releases, local newspaper articles and recruiting boards. 2. Bethune-Cookman player, a great athlete, a hard hitter, is a textbook tackler and
This is not an exact science, but an opinion. In this article we Courtesy Photo/South Carolina State was fourth in our rankings has a knack for the ball and has good speed.  He was a Rivals
rank the top five. University last year and with a strong two-star recruit. A Washington, D.C. native, Frazier has always
South Carolina State 10-2 record, a share of recruited his hometown area well (seven recruits to NCCU are
1. Year in and year out, South Carolina State continues University senior offensive the MEAC Title and an from the area) and he went back home to get defensive tackle
to be ranked among our top four or five recruiting classes lineman Josh Harrison appearance in the FCS Josh Wade from McKinley Tech. 
and for the second year in a row they have the top class.  The Playoffs, and with a whole
recruiting that Buddy Pough and his staff put in shows, as year under his belt, head 5. Florida A&M head coach Joe Taylor is in a select
the Bulldogs have won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference coach Brian Jenkins and staff were able to get some good class of coaches that have won MEAC titles with two different
title each of the last three years. What the Bulldogs do well talent to come to Daytona Beach.  The Wildcats had a nice size schools.  Taylor’s Rattlers won a share of the title last year and
is recruit in South Carolina.  That has been proven with gems class of 28 players which included 20 high school players, five also won in recruiting this year.  Taylor and his staff signed
like quarterback Malcolm Long, the two-time Palmetto Player JUCO transfers and three Division I transfers. Quarterback 22 of the 25 prospects they coveted and he calls this class his
of the Year, and a guy from tiny Traveler’s Rest by the name Qunetin Williams from Tampa Jefferson was named Mr. best since arriving at FAMU three years ago. Offensive line
of Will Ford, who only became the MEAC’s all-time leading Football in the state of Florida.  Their prize recruit may be has always been a key for Taylor as he signed eight linemen
rusher a year ago.  Pough and his staff were at it again when defensive back Nick Addison, a three-star Rivals recruit from this year.  Rivals three-star recruit La’Donte Gibson (Madison,
they picked up three-star running back Julius Pendergrass Spoto in the Tampa area.  Addison turned down offers from Fla.) may be able to see action immediately.  One of the prize
(Chester), who received offers from Kentucky and Arkansas.  Iowa State, Mississippi, New Mexico and Washington State. recruits may be Kawika Pieper from Honolulu’s Moanalua
They also picked up offensive lineman Jairon Harrison (James Other key high school recruits include Rivals two-star recruits who turned down Marshall and Duke. 
Island) from Charleston who is a scout.com two-star recruit.  running back Breon Allen of Warner Christian Academy in
South Daytona who was See the entire top 10 on Afro.com.
offered by Pitt, Eastern

Pr. George’s High School Basketball


Friendly’s Johnson Pushes Patriots Past Largo
By Stephen D. Riley
AFRO Staff Writer

An ankle injury zapped most of the explosiveness from Friendly Patriots senior guard
Erickson Living Michael Johnson for much of the year, but it apparently hasn’t affected his heart. With his team
trailing the Largo Lions with just over a minute left, Johnson put the ankle woes behind him and
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season is huge, a reminder that Johnson issued after the game.
“It’s a big win,” Johnson said. “It sets the tone for the rest of the season. We’re battle-tested
[and] we’ve been through plenty of situations so we knew not to panic and we knew to stay
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Calendar
Feb. 17-19 Feb. 26
Fredericksburg, Va. 5 p.m.
The Virginia Black History
Month Association will
present its formal dinner
featuring live entertainment
African American Festival
Prince George’s Sports
& Learning Complex, 8001
Sheriff Road, Landover, Md.
301-583-2582.

Feb. 28
‘I Just Want to Tell
Somebody’
links with Broadway star
Ronald “Smokey” Stevens
to bring forth this original
piece delving into Smokey’s
life as a dancer with Lucille
Black Engineer of the Year The Formal Dinner and actress Tasha Smith as 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn African Woolly Mammoth Theater, Ball, Michael Jackson and
Awards (BEYA) The Fredericksburg the keynote speaker. For dances and enjoy workshops, 641 D St., N.W. D.C. 7:30 other legends. For more
Marriott Wardman Park, Expo & Conference Center, more information: www. performances, storytelling and p.m. Washington-based information: 877-561-8809.
2660 Woodley Road, N.W. 1320 Central Park Blvd., quanticobhmcommittee.com. more. For more information: playwright Carole Mumin
D.C. Various times. This
event, deemed the “Oscars”
for Blacks in technology, will
honor more than two dozen
remarkable men and women
for their career achievements.
For more information: www.
beya.org.
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Children of the community
center’s after school program VALID NOW-2/21/2011
will perform skits, poetry and
dance routines in celebration
of Black history. For more
information: 301-953-7882.

Feb. 19
Presidential Family Fun
Day
Smithsonian American
Art Museum, 8th and F
streets, N.W. D.C. 11:30
a.m.-3 p.m. Come celebrate
our nation’s presidents
with a day full of craft
activities, performances and
scavenger hunts. Presented
in collaboration with the
National Portrait Gallery.
For more information:
201-633-1000 or e-mail
AmericanArtPrograms@sie.
edu.

Black History Month Cruise


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Feb. 23
Spotlight: Our Musical
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Langley Park Senior
Activity Center, 1500
Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville,
Md. 12-2 p.m. Hear the
story of the evolution of
Black music in America and
learn about the legends who
helped shape it. For more
information: 301-408-4343.

Capital Wine Festival 2011


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PROBATE DIVISION DC 20019, was ap-

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20001-2131
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died on January 3, 2011
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ing filed a complaint for was appointed personal Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
judgment changing representative of the Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
Ethel Dolores Mays estate of Lora C. Paige, 20001, on or before Au-
name to Dolores Ethel gust 4, 2011. Claims
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advertisements plied to the court for an shall be presented to the AFRO Classified minimum ad rate is $26.74 per col. inch
Order of Publication of
serve without Court su-
pervision. All unknown undersigned with a copy 1 Col. (an inch consists of up to 20 words). Mail in your ad on
notice advertisements the notice required by heirs and heirs whose to the Register of Wills
or filed with the Register Inch form below along with CHECK or MONEY ORDER to:
Effective immediately, The Afro law in such cases; it is whereabouts are un-
American Newspapers will require by the Court this 25 day known shall enter their of Wills with a copy to
Up to WASHINGTON AFRO-AMERICAN CO., 1917 Benning
of January 2011. appearance in this the undersigned, on or
Effective
prepayment forimmediately, The
publication of all legal ORDERED, that all per- before August 4, 2011, Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002-4723, Attn: Clsf. Adv.
sons concerned show
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment (or or be forever barred. 20 Words Dept.
Afro American Newspapers
notices. Payment will be accepted cause, if any there be, to the probate of de- Persons believed to be
in the form of checks, credit card or on or before the 28 day cedent¬s will) shall
shall bebe heirs or legatees of the
will require prepayment for
money order. Any returned checks will of February 2011, why
cedent’s will)
filed with the Register of decedent who do not re-
the prayers of said com- Wills, D.C., 515 5th ceive a copy of this no-
publication of allprocessing
be subject to a $25.00 legal notices.
fee plaint should not be Street, N.W., 3rd Floor tice by mail within 25 1 2 3 4 5
granted; provided that a Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . days of its first publica-
Payment will be accepted
and may result in the suspension in
of any copy of this order be 20001, on or before Au- tion shall so inform the
future advertising at our discretion. published once a week gust 4, 2011. Claims Register of Wills, includ- 6 7 8 9 10
the form of check, credit card for three consecutive against the decedent ing name, address and
weeks before said day relationship.
or money order. Any returned in the Afro-American
shall be presented to the
undersigned with a copy Date of Publication: 11 12 13 14 15
SPIRITUAL
checks will be AD NETWORK
subject to a Newspapers.
JUDGE
to the Register of Wills
or filed with the Register
February 4, 2011
Name of newspaper:
HEALER NEW EQUIPMENT! A TRUE COPY TEST: Afro-American
$25.00 processing fee and may
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of Wills with a copy to
the undersigned, on or Washington Law
16 17 18 19 20
result in the suspension of any
PRESS 1-800-441-4953 Superior Court of
before February 4, 2011,
or be forever barred.
Reporter
Howard Gregory
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gifted com District of Columbia heirs or legatees of the Personal NAME
cretion. PROBATE DIVISION decedent who do not re- Representative
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with all problems
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Douglas Fairbanks
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ing name, address and Superior Court of (Room, Apt, House, etc.) INSERTION DATE:
ey, career, depres- per week or more with Decedent relationship. the District of
sion, and addiction. great benefits. Nicholas D Ward
1212 New York Ave
Date of Publication: District of Columbia
February 4, 2011 PROBATE DIVISION
Guaranteed results 800-609-0033. Apply NW Suite 1000 Name of newspaper: Washington, D.C.
with just one phone
call. Call Now!
online at: joindmbow-
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20001-2131
Administration No. WASHINGTON AFRO-AMERICAN-NEWSPAPER
NOTICE OF Reporter 2004-36
804-503-2009 SUNDAY AFTER DISCOVERED DeAnna L. Jackson Helen L Harris
WILL AND NOTICE
OF APPOINTMENT
Personal
Representative
Decedent
Kathy Brissette-Minus
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William E. Wade, whose 517-435-3929
MOUNTAIN address is 3195 Stanley TRUE TEST COPY
Law Office of SUPERIOR COURT OF
Effective October 1, 2006
Kathy Brissette-Minus THE DISTRICT OF
AUTOMOBILE PROPERTY Road, Fairlawn, OH REGISTER OF WILLS LLC COLUMBIA
44333 was appointed 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 9900 Greenbelt Road PROBATE DIVISION
DONATION Attn Hunters/ Inves-
personal representative
of the estate of Douglas Superior Court of
Suite E 215 Washington, D.C. PROBATE DIVISION
Lanham MD 20706 20001-2131
tors: BEST¬BUY IN Fairbanks Johnson, who the District of
AMERICA! Mountain died on August 31, 2008 District of Columbia
Attorney
NOTICE OF
Foreign No. (Estates)
2011FEP10
DONATE AUTOS, with a Will. Objections to PROBATE DIVISION
TRUCKS, RV’S.
Land! From $995/ Acre. such appointment or to Washington, D.C.
APPOINTMENT,
NOTICE TO
Date of Death
August 11, 2010
202-879-9460/61
Buy direct From timber the probate of de- 20001-2131 CREDITORS Geneva Shannon
LUTHERAN MISSION company &..SAVE!!! cedent's Will shall be Administration No. AND NOTICE TO Arnold Superior Court of
SOCIETY. Your dona- Woods, views, streams,
filed with the Register of 2011ADM53 UNKNOWN HEIRS the District of
tion helps local families Wills, District of Colum- Ozella Ruth Harvey Brenda T Jarvis, whose
AKA
Geneva Shannon
PROBATE NOTICES
District of Columbia
trails. So many deer/ bia, 515 5th Street, NW Decedent address is 8422 Carroll- PROBATE DIVISION
with food, clothing, turkey the natives call 3rd Floor, Washington Shanta Ramson Esq
Decedent
ton Parkway, New Car- NOTICE OF Washington, D.C.
shelter. Tax deduct- ‘em pests! County road
DC 20001, on or before 4705 Sandy Spring Rd rollton MD 20784, was a.APPOINTMENT
Order Nisi 20001-2131 $ 60 per insertion $180.00 per 3 weeks
ible. MVA licensed. August 4, 2011. Burtonsville, MD appointed personal re- b. OF
Small Estates (single publication)No. $ 50 per insertion
Administration
with power. Excellent FOREIGN
Date of Publication: 20866 presentative of the
LutheranMissionSoci- owner financing with February 4, 2011 Attorney c. PERSONAL
Notice to CreditorsMARILYN 2011ADM40
estate of Helen L. Har- REPRESENTATIVE COLLEEN
ety.org 410-636-0123 10% down. Call Now
Name of newspaper: NOTICE OF ris, who died on June 1. Domestic
AND JENKINS
Afro-American $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
or toll-free 1-877-737- 877-526-3764 wvtim-
APPOINTMENT, 16, 2003 without a will, NOTICE TO Decedent
Washington Law NOTICE TO 2. Foreign Bruce E Gardner Esq$ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
8567. berland.com Reporter CREDITORS
and will serve without CREDITORS
William E. Wade
Court supervision. All d. Escheated
Marilyn B. Thompson EstatesThe Gardner Law Firm$ 60 per insertion $ 360.00 per 6 weeks
AND NOTICE TO unknown heirs and heirs whose 4309 PC
address isProbates Superior Court of
DONATE VEHICLE: Personal UNKNOWN HEIRS whose whereabouts are e. Standard
Broken Arrow Court, 1101 Pennsylvania Ave the District of $ 125.00
Receive $1000 GRO-
SERVICES/ Representative Linda Harrison, whose unknown shall enter Clinton MD 20735 was NW District of Columbia
202-289-6440 address is 13710 Town
CERY COUPONS, MISC. TRUE TEST COPY Line Road, Silver Spring
their appearance in this appointed personal re- Suite 600
CIVIL NOTICES
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
proceeding. Objections presentative of the Washington DC 20004
Your Choice, NOAH’S AD FUNDS
REGISTER OF WILLS Maryland 20906 was ap- to such appointment estate of Geneva Shan- Attorney 20001-2131
2/4, 2/11, 2/18 pointed personal repre- Administration No.
ARC, NO KILL Animal shall be filed with the non Arnold aka Geneva NOTICE OF
TIGHT??? - Check out sentative of the estate of Register of Wills, D.C., a. Name Changes
Shannon, deceased, by
202-879-1133
APPOINTMENT, 2011ADM0049 $ 80.00
Shelters. Advanced THE DAILY CLASSI-
Superior Court of Ozella Ruth Harvey, 515 5th Street, N.W., Thelma Pitts Campbell $ 200.00
the District of theb. Orphans
Real Property
Court for NOTICE TO
Veterinary Treatments. FIED CONNECTION.
who died on December 3rd Floor Washington, Prince Georges County, CREDITORS Decedent
District of Columbia 23, 2010 without a will,
Free Towing, IRS For $199 per day - Get PROBATE DIVISION D.C. 20001, on or be- State of Maryland, on AND NOTICE TO Thomas H. Queen
and will serve without fore August 4, 2011. October 19, 2010. UNKNOWN HEIRS 530 Eighth Street SE
TAX DEDUCTION. Ad Placement 5 Days
Washington, D.C. Court supervision. All FAMILY COURT
20001-2131 Claims against the de- Service of process may Rodney E Gill, whose Washington DC 20003
Non-runners 1-866-912- Per Week in 14 Major
unknown heirs and heirs cedent shall be pre- be made upon Tiffany address is 2350 Hunter Attorney
Administration No. whose whereabouts are 202-879-1212
GIVE Daily Newspapers in 2011ADM0041 sented to the under- Thompson 2914 12th Place SE, Washington NOTICE OF
unknown shall enter signed with a copy to the Street, NE Washington DC 20020 was ap- APPOINTMENT,
Artis T. Wilson
Washington, Maryland their appearance in this Register of Wills or filed NOTICE TO
DONATE YOUR and DC. Space is
Decedent
NOTICE OF
proceeding. Objections with the Register of Wills DOMESTIC RELATIONS
DC 20017 whose des- pointed personal repre-
ignation as District of sentative of the estate of CREDITORS
VEHICLE RECEIVE to such appointment (or with a copy to the under- Columbia agent has Marilyn Colleen Jenkins, AND NOTICE TO
limited – Call now for APPOINTMENT, to the probate of de- signed, on or before Au-
202-879-0157 UNKNOWN HEIRS Superior Court of
FREE VACATION NOTICE TO been filed with the Reg- who died on December
immediate placement to- CREDITORS
cedent¬s will)
cedent’s will) shall
shall bebe gust 4, 2011, or be for- ister of Wills, D.C. 19, 2010 without a will, Marteal H. Pitts, Max- the District of
VOUCHER. UNITED day 410-721-4000x19 or filed with the Register of ever barred. Persons Thea. Absent
decedentDefendant
owned and will serve without well A. Pitts, and Noah $ 150.00 Columbia
AND NOTICE TO
BREAST CANCER visit our website: www. UNKNOWN HEIRS
Wills, D.C., 515 5th believed to be heirs or theb.following
Absolute District
Divorce of Court supervision. All M. Webb whose $ ad-150.00 Civil Division
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor legatees of the decedent Colombia real property: unknown heirs and heirs dress(es) are 4705 8th Case No. 0000786-11
FOUNDATION Free mddcpress.com Cheryl A. Calloway, Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . who do not receive a 2914 12th Street NE whose whereabouts are Street NW, Washington150.00
c. Custody Divorce $ IN RE:
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K Street NW, Suite 300,
Cancer Info www.ubcf. VACATION Washington DC 20006
gust 4, 2011. Claims
against the decedent
mail within 25 days of its and 6701 Piney Branch their appearance in this Street NW, Washington Applicant
info FREE Towing, first publication shall so Road, NW WashingtonToproceeding. place yourObjections DC 20011, and ext. 6104 ORDER OF
RENTALS was appointed personal shall be presented to the inform the Register of DC 20012
ad, call 1-800-237-6892,
to such appointment East 98th Street Kansas
262
PUBLICATION
Tax Deductible, Non- representative of the undersigned with a copy Wills, including name, Claims against the de-Public shall Notices $50.00
be filed with the & City
up depending
MO 64134 were onap-
size CHANGE OF NAME
estate of Artis T. Wilson,
Runners Accepted, OCEAN CITY, who died on November
to the Register of Wills address and relation- cedent may be pre- Baltimore Register ofLegal D.C., pointed
Wills, Notices personal
are $24.15 perrepre-
inch. Clarence Fitzgerald hav-
or filed with the Register
1-888-468-5964 MARYLAND. Best 23, 2010 without a will, of Wills with a copy to
ship. sented to the under- 515 5th Street, N.W., sentative(s) of the estate ing filed a complaint for
There is no flat rate —of 1-800 (AFRO) 892 judgment changing his
and will serve without Date of Publication: signed and filed with the 3rd Floor Washington, Thelma Pitts Camp-
selection of affordable the undersigned, on or February 4, 2011 For the D.C.
forProof 20001, on orplease
of Publication, be- bell,callwho died on August ext.
1-800-237-6892,
Court supervision. All Register of Wills name244 to James Isiah
before August 4, 2011,
BUSINESS rentals. Full/ partial unknown heirs and heirs or be forever barred.
Name of newspaper: District of Columbia, 515 fore August 4, 2011. 17, 2007 with a will, and Fitzgerald and having
whose whereabouts are Afro-American 5th Street N.W. 3rd Claims against the de- will serve without Court applied to NOTICES
the court for
OPPORTUNITY weeks. Call for FREE Persons believed to be LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL
unknown shall enter heirs or legatees of the
Washington Law LEGAL
Floor, NOTICES
Washington, LEGAL
D.C. cedent NOTICES
shall LEGAL NOTICES
be pre- supervision. All un- an LEGAL
Order of NOTICES
Publication
brochure. Open daily. their appearance in this Reporter 20001 within 6 months sented to the under- known heirs and heirs of the notice required by
decedent who do not re- Brenda T Jarvis from the date of first signed with a copy to the whose whereabouts are law in such cases; it is
Holiday Real Estate. proceeding. Objections ceive a copy of this no-
ALL CASH VENDING to such appointment Personal publication of this notice. Register of Wills or filed unknown shall enter by the Court this 1st day
1-800-638-2102. Online tice by mail within 25 Representative (Strike preceding sen- with the Register of Wills their appearance in this o f F e b r u a r y 2 0 11
ROUTE! Be Your Own reservations: www.
shall be filed with the days of its first publica- 301-717-9884 with a copy to the under- proceeding. Objections hereby.
Register of Wills, D.C., tence if no real estate.)
Boss! 25 Machines + holidayoc.com 515 5th Street, N.W.,
tion shall so inform the TRUE TEST COPY Marilyn B. Thompson signed, on or before Au- to such appointment (or ORDERED, that all per-
Candy All for $9995. Register of Wills, includ- REGISTER OF WILLS Personal gust 4, 2011, or be for- to the probate of de- sons concerned show
3rd Floor Washington, ing name, address and 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 Representative(s) ever barred. Persons cedent’s cedent¬s will)
will) shall
shall be
be cause, if any there be,
877-915-8222 All Major D.C. 20001, on or be- relationship. TRUE TEST COPY believed to be heirs or filed with the Register of on or before the 8th day
Credit Cards Accepted! LEGAL NOTICES fore August 4, 2011. Date of Publication: SUPERIOR COURT OF REGISTER OF WILLS legatees of the decedent Wills, D.C., 515 5th of March 2011, why the
Claims against the de- February 4, 2011
cedent shall be pre- THE DISTRICT OF Date of first publication: who do not receive a Street, N.W., 3rd Floor prayers of said com-
Superior Court of Name of newspaper: COLUMBIA February 4, 2011 copy of this notice by Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
sented to the under-
Furniture the District of signed with a copy to the
Afro-American PROBATE DIVISION 301-297-9411 mail within 25 days of its 20001, on or before Au- plaint should not be
granted; provided that a
Columbia Washington Law Washington, D.C. Name of newspapers first publication shall so gust 4, 2011. Claims
Register of Wills or filed
LEATHER LIVING Civil Division with the Register of Wills
Reporter 20001-2131 and/or periodical: inform the Register of against the decedent copy of this order be
ROOM SET. In origi- Case No. 0000603-11 with a copy to the under-
Linda A. Harrison Foreign No. The Daily Washington Wills, including name, shall be presented to the published once a week
IN RE: signed, on or before Au-
Personal 2011FEP10 Law Reporter address and relation- undersigned with a copy for three consecutive
nal plastic, never used. ELIJAH DAVID Representative Date of Death The Afro-American ship. to the Register of Wills weeks before said day
gust 4, 2011, or be for- 301-871-5244
Orig price $3000, Sac- CAULEY JR ever barred. Persons August 11, 2010 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 Date of Publication: or filed with the Register in the Afro-American.
TRUE TEST COPY Geneva Shannon February 4, 2011 JUDGE
rifice $975. Can deliver. Applicant believed to be heirs or REGISTER OF WILLS Arnold
of Wills with a copy to
A TRUE COPY TEST:
ORDER OF Superior Court of Name of newspaper: the undersigned, on or
Call Bill 301-841-7565 PUBLICATION
legatees of the decedent 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 AKA the District of Afro-American before August 4, 2011, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25
who do not receive a
CHANGE OF NAME copy of this notice by Superior Court of Geneva Shannon District of Columbia Washington Law or be forever barred.
Elijah David Cauley Jr. Decedent PROBATE DIVISION Reporter Persons believed to be SUPERIOR COURT OF
Cherry Bedroom Set. mail within 25 days of its the District of
having filed a complaint District of Columbia NOTICE OF Washington, D.C. Rodney E Gill heirs or legatees of the THE DISTRICT OF
Solid Wood, never used, for judgment changing
first publication shall so
APPOINTMENT 20001-2131 Personal decedent who do not re- COLUMBIA
inform the Register of PROBATE DIVISION
brand new in factory Elijah David Cauley Jr. Wills, including name, Washington, D.C. OF FOREIGN Administration No. Representative ceive a copy of this no- FAMILY COURT
boxes. English Dovetail. name to Elijah David address and relation- 20001-2131 PERSONAL 2011ADM40 202-610-1921 tice by mail within 25 DOMESTIC
Corley Jr. and having REPRESENTATIVE MARILYN COLLEEN TRUE TEST COPY days of its first publica-
Original cost $4500. Sell applied to the court for
ship. Administration No.
AND JENKINS REGISTER OF WILLS
RELATIONS
Date of Publication: 2011ADM0052 tion shall so inform the BRANCH
for $895. Can deliver. an Order of Publication February 4, 2011 Dorothy A Ratliff NOTICE TO Decedent 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 Register of Wills, includ-
Call Tom 240-482-8721 of the notice required by CREDITORS Bruce E Gardner Esq ing name, address and Jacket Number.
Name of newspaper: Decedent
law in such cases; it is Afro-American Jennifer E Loud Esq Marilyn B. Thompson The Gardner Law Firm Superior Court of relationship. 2010DRB1564
by the Court this 24 day Washington Law 7826 Eastern Avenue whose address is 4309 PC the District of Date of Publication: Joseph Kabore.
of January 2011. Reporter NW Suite 410 Broken Arrow Court, 1101 Pennsylvania Ave District of Columbia February 4, 2011 Plaintiff.
HELP WANTED ORDERED, that all per- Cheryl A. Calloway Washington DC 20012 Clinton MD 20735 was
appointed personal re-
NW
Suite 600
PROBATE DIVISION Name of newspaper: vs.
sons concerned show Personal Attorney Washington, D.C. Afro-American Josephine Ndote
cause, if any there be, Representative NOTICE OF presentative of the Washington DC 20004 20001-2131 Washington Law
EXCHANGE STU- on or before the 26 day estate of Geneva Shan- Attorney Administration No.
Defendant.
202-258-2663 APPOINTMENT, Reporter The object of this suit is
DENT COORDINA- of February 2011, why TRUE TEST COPY NOTICE TO non Arnold aka Geneva NOTICE OF 2011ADM0049 Marteal H. Pitts
TOR WANTED with the prayers of said com- REGISTER OF WILLS CREDITORS Shannon, deceased, by APPOINTMENT, Thelma Pitts Campbell Maxwell A. Pitts to obtain divorce.
plaint should not be 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 AND NOTICE TO the Orphans Court for NOTICE TO Decedent Noah M. Webb on motion of the plaintiff,
good community granted; provided that a UNKNOWN HEIRS Prince Georges County, CREDITORS Thomas H. Queen Personal it is this xxx day of
contacts to place/ super- copy of this order be Superior Court of Howard Gregory Camp- State of Maryland, on AND NOTICE TO 530 Eighth Street SE Representative November 2010, or-
the District of October 19, 2010. UNKNOWN HEIRS Washington DC 20003
vise exchange students published once a week bell, whose address is
Service of process may Rodney E Gill, whose Attorney
202-832-6757 dered that the defendant
for three consecutive District of Columbia 4250 East Capital Street 202--212-9091 Josephine Ndote cause
for 4 week program weeks before said day PROBATE DIVISION be made upon Tiffany address is 2350 Hunter NOTICE OF 876-838-3486 her appearance to be
NE #202 Washington
during July in your in the Afro-American Washington, D.C. DC 20019, was ap- Thompson 2914 12th Place SE, Washington APPOINTMENT, TRUE TEST COPY
20001-2131 Street, NE Washington DC 20020 was ap- NOTICE TO entered herein on or be-
own community. Good Newspapers. pointed personal repre- REGISTER OF WILLS
additional income. Fax
JUDGE Administration No. sentative of the estate of DC 20017 whose des- pointed personal repre- CREDITORS 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 fore the fortieth day,
A TRUE COPY TEST: 2010ADM174 Dorothy A Ratliff who ignation as District of sentative of the estate of AND NOTICE TO exclusive of Sundays
Resume: Global Friend- 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 Lora C. Paige died on January 3, 2011 Columbia agent has Marilyn Colleen Jenkins, UNKNOWN HEIRS Superior Court of and legal holidays,
been filed with the Reg- who died on December Marteal H. Pitts, Max-
ship, Inc Decedent with a will, and will serve the District of occurring after the day
Superior Court of DeAnna L. Jackson without Court supervi- ister of Wills, D.C. 19, 2010 without a will, well A. Pitts, and Noah Columbia
410-861-8144 email the District of Attorney The decedent owned and will serve without M. Webb whose ad- Civil Division
of the first publication of
sion. All unknown heirs this order; otherwise the
jtarlow@globalfriend- Columbia NOTICE OF and heirs whose the following District of Court supervision. All dress(es) are 4705 8th Case No. 0000786-11
ships.com Civil Division APPOINTMENT, whereabouts are un- Colombia real property: unknown heirs and heirs Street NW, Washington IN RE: cause will be proceeded
Case No. 0000623-11 NOTICE TO known shall enter their 2914 12th Street NE whose whereabouts are DC 20017, 423 Peabody Clarence Fitzgerald with as in case of de-
IN RE: CREDITORS appearance in this Washington DC 20017 unknown shall enter Street NW, Washington Applicant fault. Provide, a copy of
ETHEL DOLORES AND NOTICE TO proceeding. Objections and 6701 Piney Branch their appearance in this DC 20011, and 6104 ORDER OF this order is published
HELP WANTED - MAYS UNKNOWN HEIRS to such appointment (or Road, NW Washington proceeding. Objections East 98th Street Kansas PUBLICATION once a week for three
Applicant DeAnna L. Jackson, DC 20012 to such appointment City MO 64134 were ap- CHANGE OF NAME
DRIVERS ORDER OF whose address is 4217
to the probate of de-
cedent¬s will)
cedent’s will) shall
shall bebe Claims against the de- shall be filed with the pointed personal repre- Clarence Fitzgerald hav- successive weeks in the
PUBLICATION Foote Street NE, cedent may be pre- Register of Wills, D.C., sentative(s) of the estate ing filed a complaint for Washington Law Re-
filed with the Register of
TRUCK DRIVERS CHANGE OF NAME Washington DC 20019, sented to the under- 515 5th Street, N.W., of Thelma Pitts Camp- judgment changing his porter, and The Afro
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Ethel Dolores Mays hav- was appointed personal signed and filed with the 3rd Floor Washington, bell, who died on August name to James Isiah American Newspapers
WANTED! Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
ing filed a complaint for representative of the Register of Wills for the D.C. 20001, on or be- 17, 2007 with a will, and Fitzgerald and having before said day.
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
2011 PAY RAISE! judgment changing estate of Lora C. Paige, 20001, on or before Au- District of Columbia, 515 fore August 4, 2011. will serve without Court applied to the court for Attest:
UP TO $.52 PER MILE! Ethel Dolores Mays who died on April 16, 5th Street N.W. 3rd Claims against the de- supervision. All un- an Order of Publication JUDGE BAYLY
gust 4, 2011. Claims
name to Dolores Ethel 2006 with a will, and will Floor, Washington, D.C. cedent shall be pre- known heirs and heirs of the notice required by
HOME WEEKENDS! Battle and having ap-
against the decedent
20001 within 6 months sented to the under- whose whereabouts are law in such cases; it is 2/11, 2/18, 2/25
serve without Court su- shall be presented to the
plied to the court for an pervision. All unknown from the date of first signed with a copy to the unknown shall enter by the Court this 1st day
undersigned with a copy
Order of Publication of heirs and heirs whose publication of this notice. Register of Wills or filed their appearance in this o f F e b r u a r y 2 0 11
to the Register of Wills
the notice required by whereabouts are un- (Strike preceding sen- with the Register of Wills proceeding. Objections hereby.
or filed with the Register
law in such cases; it is known shall enter their tence if no real estate.) with a copy to the under- to such appointment (or ORDERED, that all per-
of Wills with a copy to
William H. Jordan, Sr District of Columbia
Decedent PROBATE DIVISION
Pamela Copeland, Esq Washington, D.C.
1050 17th Street NW 20001-2131
Suite 600 Administration No.
Washington DC 20036
Attorney
NOTICE OF
2011ADM0090
Ashley Turton
Decedent
February 19, 2011 - February 25, 2011, The Afro-American B9
APPOINTMENT, Alan B. Frankle Esq
LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES

CAREER CORNER
NOTICE TO 751 Rockville Pike
CREDITORS Suite 7
Superior Court of AND NOTICE TO Rockville, MD 20852
the District of UNKNOWN HEIRS Attorney Johnston Construction requests M/W/DBE quotes
Joyce Jordan, whose NOTICE OF for civil,site,mechanical & electrical work as well
Columbia
address is 4841 Car- APPOINTMENT, as the supply of related materials for two WWTPs
Civil Division in Snow Hill & La Plata, MD and a Pump Station
Case No. 9115-2011 mella Drive, Baltimore NOTICE TO
MD 21227 was ap- in Riva, MD. Quotes & scopes required by 2/25.
IN RE: CREDITORS Contact: 717 292-3606 or ga@jcc-ri.com
Thomas William Martin pointed personal repre- AND NOTICE TO
Applicant sentative of the estate of UNKNOWN HEIRS
ORDER OF William H. Jordan, Sr Daniel Turton, whose St. Mary's County Metropolitan Commission
PUBLICATION who died on December address is 800 A Street Invitation for Bids
CHANGE OF NAME 3, 2009 with a will, and SE Washington DC
Thomas William Martin will serve without Court 20003, was appointed Oliver Drive Grinder Pump and Force Main Project
having filed a complaint supervision. All un- personal representative Contract No. 5081FM
for judgment changing known heirs and heirs of the estate of Ashley
Thomas William Martin whose whereabouts are
unknown shall enter
Turton, who died on The St. Mary's County Metropolitan Commission is currently soliciting Bids on Your future
name to Olokun Salamu January 10, 2011 with a the Oliver Drive Grinder Pump and Force Main. Installation generally consists of
and having applied to
the court for an Order of
their appearance in this
proceeding. Objections
will, and will serve with-
out Court supervision.
the construction of 5,886 linear feet of 2-inch and 553 linear feet of 1 1⁄2 inch
HDPE pipe by means of directionally drilling,service, in-line, and terminal service
is bright at
CareFirst.
Publication of the notice to such appointment (or All unknown heirs and connections, the installation of six (6) simplex grinder pumps complete with control
required by law in such to the probate of de- h e i r s w h o s e panels, and all restorations.
cases; it is by the Court cedent¬s will) shall
cedent’s will) shall be
be whereabouts are un-
this 1st day of February filed with the Register of known shall enter their One (1) original and one (1) copy of the sealed Bid should be addressed to Joy
Wills, D.C., 515 5th appearance in this Hamlet,Purchasing Agent,
Hamlet, Purchasing Agent, and marked
and marked ∫SEALED
(SEALED BID FOR
BID FOR OLIVER OLIVER
DRIVE DRIVE
GRINDER
2011. GRINDER PUMP MAIN
ANDPROJECT,
FORCE MAIN PROJECT, CONTRACT NO. 5081FM∫.
ORDERED, that all per- Street, N.W., 3rd Floor proceeding. Objections PUMP AND FORCE CONTRACT NO. 5081FM).
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . The Bids will be received at the main office of the Commission, at 43990
sons concerned show
cause, if any there be, 20001, on or before Au-
to such appointment (or
to the probate of de-
Commerce Avenue, Hollywood, Maryland 20636, until 2 p.m. Eastern Standard
Time on March 31, 2011 and then and there the Bids will be publicly opened
Sr. Regional Care Coordinators
on or before the 8th day gust 11, 2011. Claims cedent¬s will) shall
cedent’s will) shall be
be
against the decedent and read. CareFirst Medical Management Division seeks proven Registered Nurse
of March 2011, why the filed with the Register of
prayers of said com- shall be presented to the Wills, D.C., 515 5th leaders to become part of its groundbreaking Primary Care Medical
undersigned with a copy A Pre-Bid conference will be held on March 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern
plaint should not be Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Standard Time at the main office of the Commission to answer any questions Homes Initiative. In this vital role, you will develop and manage
granted; provided that a to the Register of Wills Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
or filed with the Register concerning the Bid Documents. A site visit will follow immediately after the Pre-Bid relationships with primary care physician practices focused on patients
copy of this order be 20001, on or before Au- conference. All potential Bidders are encouraged, but not required to attend. with multiple chronic conditions that require extensive and high-cost care.
published once a week of Wills with a copy to gust 18, 2011. Claims Attendance is strongly recommended due to the nature of the project.
the undersigned, on or against the decedent
for three consecutive
before August 11, 2011, shall be presented to the Funding for this project is provided by the Maryland Department of the
weeks before said day
or be forever barred. undersigned with a copy Environment. Bidders must perform and document their performance of all
in the Washington Afro- Requirements include:
Persons believed to be to the Register of Wills affirmative steps required by the Maryland Department of the Environment
American. heirs or legatees of the
0
that pursuant to SCR or filed with the Register Minority and Women's Business Enterprise Program to be considered for the • A Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of diverse health care experience
decedent who do not re- Contract. Bidders are encouraged to break down the work into smaller segments
205(b) notice be sent to of Wills with a copy to ideally in Case Management, Home Health or Disease Management.
ceive a copy of this no- and tasks in order to increase minority subcontractor participation. Documentation
applicants creditors by the undersigned, on or • Strong working knowledge of the continuum of managed care including
tice by mail within 25 must be included in the proposal package and submitted on the date provided
registered or certified before August 18, 2011,
days of its first publica- herein. delivery guidelines and systems and the dynamics of access, cost and
mail and that proof of tion shall so inform the or be forever barred.
mailing be made in the Persons believed to be quality.
Register of Wills, includ- Cost of the Bid package is $ 40.00 each. Bid packages will be available for
manner provided in SCR ing name, address and heirs or legatees of the • Current RN licensure in DC, MD or VA with proven management
Probate Rule(b). decedent who do not re- purchase and review at the main office beginning February 16, 2011 between
relationship. the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Bid Packages may be purchased by check, experience.
JUDGE Date of Publication: ceive a copy of this no-
money order,Visa
money order, VisaororMasterCard.
MasterCard. Checks
Checks should
should be made
be made payable
payable to Mary’s
to (St. ∫St. Mary's • BSN, MSN or CCM and familiarity with web-based software applications
A TRUE COPY TEST: February 11, 2011 tice by mail within 25 County MetropolitanCommission).
Commission∫.
2/11, 2/18, 2/25 days of its first publica- County Metropolitan BidBid packages
packages maymay
alsoalso be mailed
be mailed uponupon receipt
receipt preferred.
Name of newspaper: of payment plus an additional mailing fee of $30.00, or by providing their
Afro-American tion shall so inform the company's UPS or Federal Express account number. Inquiries concerning We offer excellent benefits and a competitive salary. For more information
Superior Court of Register of Wills, includ-
the District of Washington Law Contract Documents should be directed to Joy Hamlet, Purchasing Agent at regarding the program, we encourage you to visit www.carefirst.com/
Reporter ing name, address and 301-373-4733, Extension 222 or at jhamlet@metcom.org or Tammy O'Dell,
Columbia relationship. providers/pcmh. To learn more about the position, please send your
Joyce Jordan Purchasing Assistant at Extension 226 or at todell@metcom.org.
Civil Division Date of Publication: resume to heather.hahn@carefirst.com referencing req. #003744 in the
Case No. 00009006-11 Personal
Representative February 18, 2011 The St. Mary's Metropolitan Commission reserves the right to reject any or all subject line. EOE, M/F/D/V
IN RE: Name of newspaper: proposals and to waive any informality in the proposals submitted when such
Mary Fears King TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS Afro-American waiver is in the best interest of the Owner.
Applicant Washington Law
ORDER OF 2/11, 2/18, 2/25
Reporter The St. Mary's County Metropolitan Commission CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an independent licensee of the
PUBLICATION Superior Court of Daniel Turton does not discriminate on the basis of race, marital status, color, religion, sex, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
CHANGE OF NAME the District of Personal age, national origin, physical or mental handicap, political affiliation,
® Registered trademark of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Mary Fears King having or other non-merit factors.
District of Columbia Representative ® Registered trademark of CareFirst of Maryland, Inc.
filed a complaint for PROBATE DIVISION 301-217-0505 (Attorney)
judgment changing Washington, D.C. TRUE TEST COPY
Mary Fears King name 20001-2131 REGISTER OF WILLS
to Mariam Aman and Administration No. 2/18, 2/25, 3/4
www.CareFirst.com
having applied to the 2011ADM0067
court for an Order of Lula M. Towles Superior Court of
Publication of the notice Decedent the District of Project ID: B009722503 Date: 02-09-2011
required by law in such Donald L. Wilson Esq District of Columbia
cases; it is by the Court PROBATE DIVISION clIent: carefIrst artIst: Kr
805 15th Street NW PuBs: afro amerIcan Dc comP: Xserve
this 3 day of February Suite 100 Washington, D.C.

 
2011 hereby. Washington DC 20005 20001-2131 sIze: 3.58 X 6 rev: 1

To Advertise call
ORDERED, that all per- Attorney Administration No.
sons concerned show NOTICE OF 2011ADM0075
cause, if any there be, APPOINTMENT, Pearl M Butler

202-332-0080
on or before the 19th
day of March 2011, why
the prayers of said com-
plaint should not be
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS
Decedent
Attorney
NOTICE OF
APPOINTMENT,
  Regional Recruitment Specialist
(located in Northern Virginia)
granted; provided that a
copy of this order be
published once a week
J a c q u es P Wa l k e r,
whose address is 2750
14th Street, NW Unit
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO

  Office of Undergraduate Admissions
for three consecutive 304, Washington DC UNKNOWN HEIRS $/0.-$,(+)(0#&#*&.(0.(,+.*0) ,--,)(0$.-0-'$/%#"/% Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment
weeks before said day 20009 was appointed Maurice A. Butler and Services
in the Afro-American personal representative Joan D. Stanard, whose +!)0#&",'0 /.*,(-0+)0-)",',+0') /(+-0.&)#+0.0%*. +00)",'
newspaper. of the estate of Lula M. address(es) are 1228
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that pursuant to SCR Towles, who died on Quincy Street, NW $/0#&",'0 /.*,(-0!,""0&/0$/"% Transfer Counselor
205(b) notice be sent to
the applicant's creditors
January 19, 2011 with a Washington DC 20011 & (located in Northern Virginia)
14105 Huckleberry Ln,
by registered or certified
will, and will serve with-
out Court supervision. Silver Spring MD 20906 00
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 Office of Undergraduate Admissions
mail and that proof of All unknown heirs and were appointed per- Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment
service of mailing be /%(/-%.0 /&*#.*00  $#*-%.0 /&*#.*00 
made in the manner pro-
h e i r s w h o s e sonal representative(s)
of the estate of Pearl M.
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proceeding. Objections
supervision. All un- Virginia Commonwealth University is
to such appointment (or ++748#140545!8#8)) ) 5/6007!8#8) )
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or filed with the Register 5''74-881//5..5*126538'5482%78%71463"86.+1647*,
APPOINTMENT, of Wills with a copy to gust 18, 2011. Claims
NOTICE TO the undersigned, on or against the decedent
CREDITORS shall be presented to the 8(6008/53-6*7482%78/5..732-8(%738*41'263"818'63108#8506/ 8+45"41.825878+47-7327*825
before August 11, 2011,
AND NOTICE TO or be forever barred. undersigned with a copy 2%785..6--65374-8'54818527,88%7837(845"41.8+506/ 8(5&0*821787''7/28#1 8$!8)$$,88%78/&44732
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Alfred R. May, whose heirs or legatees of the or filed with the Register
address is 3905-17th decedent who do not re- of Wills with a copy to
Street, NE Washington ceive a copy of this no- the undersigned, on or
DC 20018 was ap- tice by mail within 25 before August 18, 2011,
pointed personal repre- days of its first publica- or be forever barred.
sentative of the estate of tion shall so inform the Persons believed to be
William L. Rush Jr, who Register of Wills, includ- heirs or legatees of the
died on October 28, ing name, address and decedent who do not re-
2010 with a will, and will relationship. ceive a copy of this no-
serve without Court su- Date of Publication: tice by mail within 25
pervision. All unknown February 11, 2011 days of its first publica-
heirs and heirs whose Name of newspaper: tion shall so inform the
whereabouts are un- Afro-American Register of Wills, includ-
known shall enter their Washington Law ing name, address and
appearance in this Reporter relationship.
proceeding. Objections Jacques P. Walker Date of Publication:
to such appointment (or Personal February 18, 2011
to the probate of de- Representative Name of newspaper:
cedent¬s will)
cedent’s will) shall
shall bebe 202-297-0498 Afro-American
filed with the Register of TRUE TEST COPY Washington Law
Wills, D.C., 515 5th REGISTER OF WILLS Reporter
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor TYPESET: Wed Feb 16 09:04:27Maurice
2/11, 2/18, 2/25
EST 2011 A. Butler
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Joan D. Stanard
20001, on or before Au- Personal
gust 11, 2011. Claims Superior Court of Representative
against the decedent the District of 202-726-5982
shall be presented to the Columbia 301-871-9409
undersigned with a copy Civil Division TRUE TEST COPY
to the Register of Wills Case No. 2011CA733 REGISTER OF WILLS
or filed with the Register IN RE: 2/18, 2/25, 3/4
of Wills with a copy to Ineice R. Mease
the undersigned, on or Applicant
before August 11, 2011, ORDER OF
or be forever barred. PUBLICATION
Persons believed to be
www.afro.com

CHANGE OF NAME
heirs or legatees of the Ineice R. Mease having
decedent who do not re- filed a complaint for judg-
ceive a copy of this no- ment changing Geonii
tice by mail within 25 Dillan-Joel Mease name
days of its first publica- to Geonii Dillan-Joel But-
tion shall so inform the ler and having applied to
Register of Wills, includ- the court for an Order of
ing name, address and Publication of the notice
relationship. required by law in such
Date of Publication: cases; it is by the Court
February 2, 2011 this 8th day of February
Name of newspaper: 2011.
Afro-American ORDERED, that all per-
Washington Law sons concerned show
Reporter cause, if any there be, on
Alfred R. May or before the 13 day of
Personal March 2011, why the
Representative prayers of said complaint
202-669-5698 should not be granted;
TRUE TEST COPY provided that a copy of
REGISTER OF WILLS this order be published
2/11, 2/18, 2/25 once a week for three

Superior Court of
consecutive weeks be-
the District of fore said day in the Afro-
District of Columbia American.
PROBATE DIVISION JUDGE
Washington, D.C. A TRUE COPY TEST:
20001-2131 2/18, 2/25, 3/4
Administration No.
2011ADM0068 Superior Court of
William H. Jordan, Sr the District of
Decedent District of Columbia
Pamela Copeland, Esq PROBATE DIVISION
1050 17th Street NW Washington, D.C.
Suite 600 20001-2131
Washington DC 20036 Administration No.
Attorney 2011ADM0090
NOTICE OF Ashley Turton
APPOINTMENT, Decedent
NOTICE TO Alan B. Frankle Esq
CREDITORS 751 Rockville Pike
AND NOTICE TO Suite 7
UNKNOWN HEIRS Rockville, MD 20852
Joyce Jordan, whose Attorney
address is 4841 Car- NOTICE OF
mella Drive, Baltimore APPOINTMENT,
NOTICE TO
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