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Killer Sentenced Who Cares about Cote


Troy Taylor gets 35 years for role in AFRO security guard’s death
d’Ivoire’s Bloody Conflict?
Not Western Media
By Shernay Williams
AFRO Staff Writer Courtesy Photo

One of the two men accused of murdering


an AFRO security guard last spring was By Kristin Gray nation’s capital on April 11. After losing
sentenced to life in prison with all but 35 years AFRO Managing Editor the country’s 2010 presidential election
suspended by a circuit court judge April 11. to Ivorian politician Alassane Ouattara,
Troy Taylor, 20, pled guilty to first- Democracy teeters on the brink of Gbagbo unleashed armed security forces on
degree murder, the use of a handgun in the obscurity in Cote d’Ivoire, a tropical West protestors decrying his leadership. In brutal
commission of a crime, conspiracy to commit African nation rife with verdant cacao trees retaliation, pro-Ouattara mobs combed cities
armed robbery and two other charges for his and, in recent months, bloodshed. like Duekoue, Blolequin and Guiglo, where
role in the killing. The conflict brewing there stems from the International Federation of the Red Cross
He, along with accomplice Michael Hunter, a historically sought-after triumvirate and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) estimates
— power, money and respect — which thousands were killed and wounded. The
illegitimate president Laurent Gbagbo country’s infighting spawned a protracted
“We are happy justice is being clamored to maintain before his arrest in the Continued on A3
served but we’re sad he’s just a
kid.”
–Carrie Bowman Charles Bowman Sr., a member of
the AFRO family, was killed by Troy
20, allegedly robbed a Greenmount Avenue Taylor and his alleged accomplice
carryout at gunpoint shortly after midnight Michael Hunter during a robbery on
April 8, 2010. April 8, 2010. He is missed.
Charles Bowman Sr., a 73-year-old
overnight security guard for the AFRO, was Police say the defendants retrieved $13
inside grabbing a meal in preparation for over the course of the stickup.
his shift when the two men rushed the store. Carrie Bowman, one of the deceased’s
Startled, Bowman made a sudden movement, daughters, said “nobody wins” in this case.
which prosecutors say prompted Hunter to “We are happy justice is being served but
open fire. Bowman later died from gunshot we’re sad he’s just a kid,” she said. “They are
wounds at Johns Hopkins Hospital. children. All we can do is hope they receive
The Vietnam War veteran had served eight rehabilitation.”
years at the AFRO and was a deacon at his A trial for Michael Hunter is scheduled for
church. June 30. UN Photo/Basile Zoma
Pictured are displaced Ivorians in Duékoué, in the western Moyen-Cavally region of
INSERT
• Urban Call Read’s Granted Côte d’Ivoire. The area has been plunged into crisis since fighting erupted between
military forces loyal to former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and supporters of
the internationally-recognized new president, Alassane Ouattara.
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 Sunday @ 8 p.m. on By Zenitha Prince the mayor is quoted as
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Voice of the Community. delay the $150 million By Zenitha Prince Obama administration’s residents in seeking health
Read’s Drugstore in development by at least Washington Bureau Chief announcement last week services and provide dental
downtown Baltimore six months. But Johns of a “first-of-its-kind” care to poor children, among
was given temporary Hopkins, executive director “Of all the forms of national plan to reduce – and other steps.
historical landmark status of Baltimore Heritage inequality, injustice in health eventually eliminate – those “This action plan ... is
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on April 12, delighting which spearheaded efforts care is the most shocking and disparities. “Thank you, the most comprehensive
preservationists and to preserve Read’s, said inhumane,” said Dr. Martin Lord,” was West’s reaction federal effort ever to address
disappointing officials and this issue should have been Luther King Jr. in a speech to as she spoke at the press racial/ethnic disparities,”
developers. addressed years ago. “For the Medical Committee for conference called to announce said Dr. Howard Koh,
The Commission for seven years we have been Human Rights back in 1966. the initiatives. assistant secretary of Health
Historic and Cultural pushing for more historic And yet, decades later, that Effective immediately and Human Services.
Preservation’s ruling will preservation on this project. injustice thrives – Blacks within all Department of Emphasizing its importance
allow for a longer review And it hasn’t gone and other minorities continue Health and Human Services and the need for across-the-
on whether the building – forward for seven years not to lack, disproportionately, offices, the HHS Action board support, he later added,
site of a ground breaking [because of] this issue but access to health care and to Plan will seek to increase “We know that the health
civil rights victory – should because of other factors suffer and die from a gamut of the number of minority of the individual is almost
be preserved. But city [such as funding],” he told diseases. physicians; tap “promotoras,” inseparable from the health of
officials say the decision the AFRO. “This review “Our preexisting condition community health workers the larger community [and]
further bogs down already should have happened remains race and ethnicity,” to guide Spanish-speaking Continued on A8
slow-moving progress a while ago and it’s not said Fredette West, chair of
on the Lexington Square holding up the project for the Racial and Ethnic Health
project, which promises any significant period.” Disparities Coalition. A six-
to revive the blighted west Preservationists and year cancer survivor, West
downtown area known as community leaders earlier said many more minority
“Superblock.” this year waged a concerted women who suffered breast
“The mayor is campaign to block the cancer did not make it.
disappointed with the development’s initial plans, “And, sad to say, in a lot of
decision as it may slow job which called for the partial instances, even though the
creation for Baltimore’s to full demolition of about death certificate may have
citizens and delays 17 landmarks to make way read ‘breast cancer,’ the
much-needed investment for a mix of retail shops, underlying cause for many
and revitalization of apartments, hotels and of them was race-based and
Baltimore’s Westside,” offices. ethnic-based health disparities
said Ryan O’Doherty, Civil rights leaders were – medical injustices – that
spokesman for Mayor particularly concerned should not be in this great
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, about the fate of Read’s country of ours.”
in an e-mailed statement. Drug Store, the site of an That’s why West and AFRO File Photos/Rob Roberts and J.D. Howard
In other news reports, other medical equality Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and Sen. Ben
Join the AFRO on Continued on A8 advocates welcomed the Cardin, D-Md., have given their support to this plan.
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AFRO National Briefs within ownership, not just serve as entertainers on the stage or
in front of the cameras,” King said in a statement. “That’s what
makes this even more exciting to me as we embark on this new
Your History • Your Community • Your News ‘Fox and Friends’ Roast Crayola’s Multicultural endeavor of an independently owned and operated broadcast
The Afro-American Newspapers Markers television network featuring African Americans.”
Baltimore Office • Corporate Headquarters The hosts of “Fox and A promotional video on Bounce TV’s website contends that
2519 N. Charles Street Friends,” Fox News Channel’s over 14 million African-American households watch more TV
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4602 morning show, recently blasted than those in any other demographic, yet only two networks
410-554-8200 • Fax: 1-877-570-9297 arts and crafts maker Crayola for serve Black audiences. Latinos have over 80 channels.
www.afro.com manufacturing a special brand “If African-Americans watch more TV than anyone else,
of markers the company says are why don’t we have more choices?” questioned Young, a
Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892 ethnically sensitive. businessman and minister who worked as a top aide to MLK Jr.
Washington Publisher Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II The brand’s Multicultural during the civil rights movement, held elective office as mayor
Chairman of the Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr. Markers feature many different of Atlanta, Ga. and a member of the House of Representatives,
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222 hues of skin tones, unlike its and later served as U.N. ambassador during the administration
Receptionist - Wanda Pearson - 410-554-8200
traditional sets. On April 7, host of President Jimmy Carter. “Bounce will help meet that need.”
Brian Kilmeade introduced the Courtesy Photo Young, King III and their partners have acquired television
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales story and news contributor Michelle Malkin criticized the rights to nearly 400 prominent Black films, including Ray, Do
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289
susangould@afro.com
markers. “It’s just goofy. I have to say that I am proud to say The Right Thing, Car Wash, Boyz ‘n The Hood, Glory and A
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount - 410-554-8246 that I say I survived my childhood without [them],” Malkin Raisin in the Sun.
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235 said on the show. “I was fine with ‘Burnt Sienna’ and I think
Advertising Account Executive really most elementary school kids are fine with pink or blue.” Norfolk Principal Apologizes for Mock Slave
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274 Malkin then suggested the special brand is really an Auction
Director of Finance - Jack Leister - 410-554-8242 underlying method of capitalizing off of liberal parents, rather NORFOLK (AP) — A Norfolk school principal has
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265 than appealing to children. apologized for a classroom activity last week in which a teacher
“I understand that this is pandering more to liberal parents staged a mock auction of Black and mixed-race students as part
Director, Community & Public Relations
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243 than it is to kids who really have no need for such things,” she of a Civil War history lesson.
added. “The only color that this really is about is green—it’s The Virginian-Pilot reports that Sewells Point Elementary
Editorial
Executive Editor - Talibah Chikwendu
good, smart savvy politically-correct marketing by Crayola.” School Principal Mary B. Wrushen wrote the students’ parents
E-mail: editor@afro.com Chelsea Rudman, blogger for Media Matters, questioned the this week to say that while the teacher’s actions were well-
Managing Editor - Kristin Gray - 410-554-8277 segment’s recent feature of the markers and claimed the special intended, “the activity presented was inappropriate for the
Washington Bureau Chief - Zenitha Prince - 202-332-0080, ext. 119 brand had been around for years. Crayola’s website supports students.” She said the activity was not supported by the school
E-mail: dceditor@afro.com Rudman’s claims as a timeline of the company’s products or division.
Global Markets shows that the multicultural line was indeed introduced in Division spokeswoman Elizabeth Thiel Mather said the
Director - Benjamin M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220 1992. teacher separated Black and mixed-race fourth-graders from
bphillips@afro.com their White classmates and auctioned them. She said the
Washington Circulation/Distribution Manager MLK III and Andy Young Join Forces to Form division was taking “appropriate personnel action.”
Edgar Brookins - 202-332-0080, ext. 116
Baltimore Circulation/Distribution Manager New Black TV Network Wrushen declined to comment Friday and the teacher, Jessica
Sammy Graham - 410-554-8266 By fall 2011, Black television viewers won’t need cable to Boyle, did not return a call to the school, the newspaper reported.
Production Department - 410-554-8288 watch a station dedicated to broadcasting images of people that
look like them; they’ll have Bounce TV. Marian Wright Edelman Receives National
The network, Leader for Justice Award
Washington Office which will target Marian Wright Edelman, an African-American social
1917 Benning Road, N.E. • Washington, D.C. 20002-4723 Black audiences activist and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF),
202-332-0080 Fax: 1-877-570-9297 between the ages received a national award for her advocacy for children and
General Manager
of 25 and 54, will social change on April 5 as part of the annual John Jay Justice
Edgar Brookins - ext. 116
Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112 broadcast an array Awards.
of programming, Celebrated film icon and
Customer Service, Home Delivery and Subscriptions: including Martin Luther Andrew activist Harry Belafonte
410-554-8234 movies, live King III Young presented Edelman with the
Customer Service@afro.com sporting events, Courtesy Photos national leader for justice
Billing Inquiries: 410-554-8226 documentaries, faith-based programs and original series all award during the ceremony,
Nights and Weekends: 410-554-8282 available on the digital signals of local television stations, which was held in the
the network’s organizers told Harold M. Proshansky
reporters April 6. Auditorium at the CUNY
Instead of being conveyed Graduate Center in New
through cable or over satellite York City.
signals, Bounce will arrive “When John Jay Marian Wright
over the airwaves, like TV was College extended the Edelman
delivered before the explosion invitation for me to Courtesy Photo
of technological choices. participate in the program, there was no thought, no hesitation
“We are basically targeting – mention Marian Wright Edelman and I’m where you want me
the rabbit-ear consumer,” to be,” Belafonte said as he presented the award. “I’m honored
Ryan Glover, a former Turner to have been given this task to celebrate her life, leadership and
Broadcasting executive and justice.”
Bounce organizer, said, Across the nation, Edelman’s name and the Children’s
referring to the households that Defense Fund have become synonymous with a dedication to
are not equipped with cable bettering the lives of children, especially the poor, minority
or satellite hardware and still or physically disabled. Edelman said it’s a fight that is needed
rely on over-the-air television more than ever before.
signals “This has been a wonderful evening,” said Edelman. “I’m
Bounce TV’s founders, moved to be honored and it makes me want to fight even
which include Martin Luther harder. We have got to stand up, fight back and reclaim our
King III and former United children. We can make changes—it’s movement night.”
Nations Ambassador Andrew Edelman founded the non-profit organization in 1973 and
Young, announced the venture it has been supported for over 38 years with foundation and
during a news conference. “My corporate grants and individual donations. Acting as a voice
father envisioned the day that for children, this organization heads various campaigns that
African Americans would play are devoted to protecting, uplifting and educating children
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Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain NephewA3


A2 The Afro-American, April 16, 2011 - April 16, 2011 A5 April
April
16,2,2011
2011- April
- April22,
8, 2011 The Afro-American
By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspi- posted fliers bearing his photo-

State Legislators Greenlight Minority Business Bill


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
multiple times in the back seat blog, she thanked fans and sup-
By Shernay Williams The stopgap legislationofrenews the vehicle.the TheMBE SUV,program
regis- found that Under the new rules, the Governor’s requirements.” porters for their prayers and
AFRO Staff Writer the state’s commitment to tered the to Hudson’s disparities
murdered prevail in Maryland’s Office of Minority Affairs must “In the
offeredold MBE
a $100,000 program,
rewardif to
MBE program, which expires contracting
brother, was towed with the market place, and in the establish guidelines for state the prime contractor did
anyone who returned the boy not attain
Just before the General July 1. Lawmakers are expected boy’s body inside last and
five isyears,
beingmost state contracts entities to allocate funds for sub the required
alive. MBE percentage,
Assembly wrapped up this week, to formulate a long-term plan for by evidence
processed failed to techni-
garner the obligatory 25 groups; contractors must submit there wereSince no consequences,”
the investigation, she
state lawmakers gave final approval the program next session, cians after and workers. percent Theminority
body participation. extensive proof that they were said in Hudson
a letter to the AFRO.
– who gained “They
stardom
to a bill changing how minority completion of a comprehensive was later removedProponents and taken toof the new legislation unable to attract qualified minority were permitted
after appearingto continue to bid
on “American
contractors are viewed when dealing review of MBE. the Cook County say Medical
eliminating the percentage businesses before receiving pardons on contracts Idol,” andand prove
then won excuses.”
an
with state contracts. Under the The Presidents’ Roundtable, Examiner’san office. The new bill includes
Academy Awarddebarment
for her role in
new legislation, state agencies organization of Black CEOs from Hudson and“In otherthe old MBE program, if the prime contractor did
family procedures the for
movie non-compliance.
Dreamgirls – has
fulfill their commitment to MBE by the Baltimore Metropolitanmembers area, arrived at the Medical “Whatstayedthisout of the public
legislation means eye.
outsourcing 25 percent of the total support the measure, contending Examiner’s not
office attain
mid-after- the required MBE percentage, there were is that the state of Maryland report-
The Chicago Tribune
noon to identify the body. Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew. ed thattoa parade of the
cars moved
value of their contracts to either of in a statement that it “will further
Given the choice nobetween
consequences.”
look-
is committed building
slowly past her family’s home
the defined minority groups, which strengthen the integrity of [MBE] A spokesman for the office – Delegate the Barbara
murdersA. butRobinson
is being held program
in Monday and making it stronger,
ing directly at the body or morning, past the
includes, Blacks, women and other while at the same time provide the told the newspaper that Hudson jail for parole violation after more effective and create more
viewing it on a wall-mounted news vans, reporters and curi-
racial minorities. state and the affected stakeholders clauses for Black and women- from the state; and state agencies opportunities for minority ous onlookers.
Crossfiled Senate and the much needed Courtesy time
Photosto devise a owned businesses by mandating must submit to Public Works and businesses,” said Luwanda W. stood
Jennifer
House versions
was
Hudson
killed, as cleared
of and
well asboth
her mom, Darnell
the measure
her brother, Jason.
Donerson
practical who approach
and pragmatic “She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”
that 25 percent of awards go to the Governor’s Office of Minority Jenkins, special secretary
Neighbors
for
quietly and the
overwhelming to ensuring the continued inclusion any minority group will encourage Affairs annual reports detailing Governor’s Office ofreflected Minorityon the
chambers. Governor Martin of minority and woman-owned video screen, the state agencies
family choseto reach out to more
“remained strong forpardonsher fami-requestedbeingand granted.
convicted of attempted Affairs,violence.
which administers MBE.
O’Malley is expected
the body of her 7-year-old to sign the businesses
plate X584859 was found on in the Maryland minorities.
the latter. According to the ly” and was clearly its Delegate
leader. Barbara
murder A.
and Robinson
vehicular of
hijack- “It is the enabling
In front of legislation
the Hudson’sthat
legislation
nephew by mid-May
Monday, just hours before theChicago’s procurement
West Side afterprocess.” Tribune, Hudson said, The bill
“Yes, also stiffens
“Sheminority
held hands withBaltimore her fami- City said
ing. Cook the County
legislation records show allows us home,to legally
men incontinue the
heavy jackets
newhis
after lawbody
takes waseffect
found Julyin 1.
a police received A recently
a 7 a.m. released
call study vetting
that’s him.” business participation ly,”clauses.
the spokesman said. “It some
“contains thatmuch
he pleaded
neededguilty to both program.” and hooded sweatshirts came to
was obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also kiss the twin white crosses bar-

ACORN
Who Fights
Cares BackCote d’Ivoire’s Conflict?
about
moment.” convicted in 1998 for posses-
in general as well, is that compiled
ing the names by the of Central
Donerson and
The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle.
they’ve had massive cutbacks. Jason. Intelligence Agency, 967,300
Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison in
been missing since Friday, The
2006firstafterthing theyseven
serving cut back
years Ivoirians
“Everybody had Internet access
is sick of going
Continued from A1
Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’ on is foreign news coverage, through
in 2009. stuff
However,like this,”
more Artisha
than
when a relative found Julian’s for the attempted murder and West, a former resident ofthe
the
grandmother, Darnell because it’s expensive
car hijacking charges. to run 21 million people live in
tug-of-war between Gbagbo’s the Center for Strategic and Ivoirians died as a result of makers that interacting with a foreign bureau,” Downie
area told the Tribune.
small West African nation,
“We all
By Alan King and Dallas Cowboys players No wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The boy remained missing
supporters, Ouattara’s rebel International Studies’ Africa armed conflict in April alone. these regions offers no great have to stick together. All these
AFRO Staff Writer Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, trying to distance him from the Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death said. through “If athey’re looking in
long weekend indicating a disparity in
forces and international program.
among the“People have thisto
names submitted Add
group,insaying,
reported mass rapes
“Barack Obama advantages for the
in his grandmother’s home in U.S. at international coverage,
which police and volunteers
young children are dying, and
Internet access.
democracy organizations. mindset that it’s somehow and theOrganized
IFRC-estimated for what?”
Presidential candidate John election officials. Never with ACORN.” When the 7000 youblock
lookofatSouth
or read Yale the first continent they’re Yet Black Americans, who
The political
McCain’s attack on instability
ACORN in – lessHurd
important thanworkers,
said those the restwho exodus But Obama’s of more ties than 100,000
to ACORN run the coverage about what is
Avenue. probably cutting back on is comprise one of the largest
Cote d’Ivoire
Associated Community comes on the of the world because it’s
were doing those things without not Ivoirians to neighboring
long and deep. He taught classes happening
An Amber in countries like
Alert – a desig- Africa. They seem to think, user demographics on Twitter,
heels of massive
Organization uprisings
for Reform Now in – aACORN’s
strategic knowledge
priority fororthe permis- countries,
for ACORN.and Theyit seems likely
even endorsed Libya
nation and Egypt, there
for high-risk is
missing wrongly, that there’s not so have the technological means
North
confirms African countries
the success of thesuch United
sion, wereStates.
fired.People here Cote
him for d’Ivoire’s
President.conflict would invariably children – was someissuedcoverageFriday much interest out there in to champion African causes
as Yemen, Libya
organization, the headand ofEgypt,
the are “The
obsessed withthat
evidence thehasMiddle
sur- rank
But now among ACORN top news stories
is in trouble. of theJulian
after oil situation and the
was discovered what goes on in Africa. Also, with grassroots activism,
which prompted round-the-
group says. East…because
faced so far shows of they
the strategic
faked worldwide.
Reporter: There are at least question
missing afterof the theprice of
murders. it’s a very expensive continent according to Captain.
clock coverage
“This on major
is testimony to the work interests
forms to getinvolved.”
paid for work they But this has been
11 investigations acrossuntrue
the gasoline in thisWilliam
Police arrested country. In to cover because of the “Black Americans should
American
we’ve donemedia outletswe’ve
and success like didn’t do, not to stuff ballot country involving thousands of Balfour, the missing boy’s step-
had,” andMaude Hurd, president boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the potentially fraudulent ACORN feel that they have a vested
CNN MSNBC. In all of “They father and estranged husband
ACORN, said in hundreds
an interview victim ofseem to the
fraud, not think, wrongly,
perpetra- forms. that there’s not so much interest out there in what goes on in Africa. “ interest in what is happening
these countries, of of Julia, at his girlfriend’s
in Ivory Coast and other
with the AFRO.
innocent civilians have been
tor of it. Announcer: Massive voter Southside apartment several – Richard Downie
“When this attack started, we Hurd said the only things fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders. countries of sub-Saharan
killed and thousands displaced bogus are the charges them- paid more than $800,000 to an communication difficulties, Africa. Even before the
had just announced that we had Balfour’snot mother, Michele, has
due to violent public
registered 1.3 million new vot- uproars. With
selves. AndLibya exporting
factcheck. org from
ACORN a historical
front for perspective,
get out the vote contrast, much mention problems with infrastructure African Union declared the
told reporters that her son had
Yet,
ers,”many foreign
she said. “That’srelations
just to say 1.3 million barrels of oil a
agrees. said Yvonne Captain, a
efforts. is made of the loss of cocoa and difficulties traveling Diaspora as the sixth region
nothing to do with the slayings.
experts say therunning
that someone’s conflictscared
in dayItinconcluded,
2010, according
“Neitherto professor
Pressuringof international
banks to issue risky production in Ivory Coast. around.” of Africa, it was important
Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson
Cote
because d’Ivoire and other
of ACORN’s Sub-
success.” the International
ACORN Energy have affairs
nor its employees and an African
loans. Nationwide voter fraud. After all, our supply of cocoa Thanks to the advent of for us to feel connected to
Saharan
McCain,African
who is countries
running for Agency,
been found political stability
guilty of, or even Diaspora
Barack Obama. expertBad at The George has not dwindled.”
judgment. social media, some Ivoirians the continent. However, our
garner a modest fraction
president on the Republican tick- of in the
charged country
with, has
casting global
fraudulent Washington
Blind ambition. University.
Too risky for American reporters alone and journalists have provided knowledge of what goes on
news coverage
et, lashed out at inACORNWestern in the importance.
votes.” But advocacy “It’s certainly true that
America. cannot bring global attention shocking first-person accounts there on a regular basis is
media.
final debate against Barack organizations
The problemare more
came about pri- the francophone, Sub- to Cote d’Ivoire’s political of violence in the country to scanty at best,” Captain said.
Determining
Obama, contending whytheWestern
group “is concerned
marily because withofhuman
the wayrights Saharan
Since African
McCain’snations
comments, and nightmare, however. With international audiences. ButHIGH
SQUARE “While there have always
media
on the maintains
verge of maybe a love affair
perpetrat- abuse
ACORN andoperates.
deaths of unarmed
Rather than other
ACORN’s regions of the have
87 offices worldbeen journalism evolving into a poverty prevents the vast been some individuals in
with
ing onespecific
of theAfrican
greatest nations
frauds in rely on volunteers,
civilians in Libya,itCote pays peo- bombarded
where therewith
are threats and
significant public-driven medium and
ple, manyand of them poor or unem- racist mail. of people of majority of people living in the Black community who
–voter
and history
blatantly in this
snubs country,
others d’Ivoire Egypt, many of populations news organizations worldwide Cote d’Ivoire from accessing have made it their business
ployed, to sign up new voters. The day after the presidential
–maybe
unearths destroying
myriadthe fabric of
socio- whom participated in peaceful African descent, receive less making massive funding cuts, sites like Twitter and to remain on top of current
democracy.” The idea was to help both those debate, vandals broke into the
economic, political and even protests against governmental media attention,” Captain coverage of Cote d’Ivoire’s Facebook, widely hailed as events in Africa, the average
Factcheck.org, a non-partisan being registered and those doing organization’s Boston and Seattle
racial implications.
Web site, found those claims to regimes.
the registration. told the AFRO in
offices and stole computers. an e-mail. crisis situation may suffer groundbreaking promotional Black U.S. citizen does not
be “There is a bias
“exaggerated,” against
with “no evi- According
Maud explained, to the“We United
have a “Race
After a isCleveland
probablyrepresentative
a factor, as reporters lack financial BREAD and organizational tools in NOThave
ON THE AfricaLISTon her or his
Sub-Saharan
dence of any such Africa,” said
democracy- Nations High policy
zero tolerance Commissioner
for deliber- but another
appeared big an
on TV, issue is the
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Richard Downie,
destroying fraud.” deputy for Human Rights Ravina
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sent to the local office saying she and “The problem with the ago. we become more globally
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and people of color, I believe the tion, in many instances, that first A caller to one office left a
McCain campaign thinks those brought the phony registrations message on the answering An EvEning with
voters are going to vote to the attention of authorities. machine, saying: “Hi, I was just
Democratic, which is not neces- The McCain camp apparently calling to let you know that
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ACORN is no stranger to points, preferring to air mislead- hung. He’s a (expletive deleted)
controversy. ing ads that seek to link Obama nigger, and he’s a piece of The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
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2011 April 16, 2011 - April 16, 2011, The Afro-American A3

Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Lawrence Bell


By Shernay Williams prosecute,” said spokesman her home, cyber-stalked effort that would essentially
AFRO Staff Writer Mark Cheshire. “We spoke her, tapped into her phone erase the allegations from
with her and concluded that conversations, took showers Bell’s records.
A state prosecutor we could not successfully in her bathroom and watered Bell said it’s “hard to
dismissed all criminal charges prosecute in this case.” down her shower gels and say” whether the charges
against former City Council Mabry did not appear in broke into her car “to take have smeared his image. “In
President Lawrence Bell court April 7. At a previous things just to torture [her].” personal matters, people
III April 7 after the woman hearing for the peace order, Mitchell said he is make outrageous claims,” he
plaintiff failed to present she refused to comment when considering suing Mabry for said. “It would be my hope
sufficient evidence. Shan approached by the AFRO, malicious prosecution and that people believe in the
Mabry had alleged Bell, 49, but told the judge she was “in emotional distress for the idea of innocent until proven
burglarized her home, stole fear of (her) life.”
prescription sunglasses worth
$700, harassed and repeatedly
After the prosecutor
announced the charges
“We spoke with her and concluded that
stalked her over several were dropped, Bell told we could not successfully prosecute in this
months in 2010. the AFRO that the city’s
Mabry, who claimed court system should be case.”
she dated Bell for over 20 overhauled to prevent persons –Mark Cheshire
years, had requested a peace from submitting “frivolous
order against the former claims.” several months of hearings guilty, but it remains to be
politician last month. A “I do believe that it is that resulted from her seen.”
circuit court judge denied the too easy for people to file assertions. When asked why Bell headed the City
order, asserting that Mabry complaints,” he said. Mabry would have targeted Council for 12 years until
“could not meet the required His attorney Michael Bell, a woman he claims is launching an unsuccessful
burden of proof” on Bell’s Mitchell said, “One can tell just an acquaintance, Mitchell mayoral bid against political
wrongdoing. by reading the statement of AFRO File Photo/Bill Tabron said he wasn’t sure. “My friend Martin O’Malley in
A spokesman for the charges that [Mabry] has Criminal charges against Lawrence Bell were dropped mother always says when you 1999. He later dropped out
Baltimore state’s attorney’s an emotional illness.” Bell April 7. Bell said he hopes the people of Baltimore believe start trying to rationalize what of the city’s political scene
office said prosecutors had and his second attorney, in innocent until proven guilty. crazy people do and why to host a radio show in
decided to throw out the who handled the peace order they do it, it’s futile,” he said. Atlanta before resurfacing in
criminal case for that same case, have also contended “off-the-wall” allegations. Mabry alleged Bell destroyed “That’s all I can say.” Baltimore in 2006 for a state
reason. “We investigate that Mabry should seek In a three-and-a-half- security cameras that He is working to have the Senate race eventually won
and where appropriate, we psychiatric help due to her page criminal complaint, recorded him breaking into criminal case expunged, an by Catherine Pugh.

The History
Read’s Drugstore: Site of First Successful Sit-Ins
By Sean Yoes between preservationists “Clearly, the January 1955 now serve all customers at
Special to the AFRO and developers over a swath desegregation of 37 stores its soda fountains and lunch
of downtown Baltimore’s was historic and that resulted counters,” the AFRO reported.
On April 11 the Baltimore Westside development known from the pressure of Morgan “This change in policy was
City Council voted to hold as, “Superblock.” students near Northwood and announced on Thursday
hearings on preserving the site University of Maryland CORE (Committee On Racial afternoon by Arthur Nattans
of the old Read’s drugstore law professor Larry Gibson, Equality) downtown,” Gibson Sr., president of the chain
at Lexington and Howard who has spent decades added. “They were working which operates 37 stores
streets, where in 1955 lunch studying and researching in a coordinated fashion and throughout the city.”
counter sit-ins protested the civil rights history of that therefore is the first really The article continued,
public accommodation Maryland, believes the old successful sit-in activity “Under the direction of Mr.
segregation, which resulted in Read’s building is of great that led immediately to the (Ben) Everingham, Dean
a landmark U.S. civil rights historical significance and desegregation of 37 stores.” McQuay Kiah of Morgan
victory. should be preserved as a According to Gibson the State College, and Joan
Then on April 12, the landmark of the civil rights desegregation breakthrough Wertheimer, CORE staged
Baltimore Commission for era. “The Morgan students at Read’s came five years a ‘sit-in’ demonstration last AFRO File Photo
Historical and Architectural Read’s sit-ins up at Loch prior to the Greensboro Thursday at the Read’s store, Read’s Drugstore has been placed in the center of a
Preservation voted 7-1 to Raven and Cold Spring Lane sit-ins in 1960, which are Howard and Lexington Sts., controversy between preserving history and promoting
grant temporary status to the were the first sustained sit- acknowledged, perhaps and Morgan College students progress.
old Read’s building, which in campaign in the nation,” erroneously, as the first sit-in staged similar demonstrations
is owned by the city. The explained Gibson from his demonstrations in the country. at the company store in the Everingham, who was vice important part in the recently
move delays and complicates home as he prepared for an The AFRO reported on Northwood Shopping Center chairman of the Baltimore successful effort to bring
the city’s plans to redevelop exhibit on the Maryland sit-in the Read’s victory in its all week.” CORE, in that same edition. about the integration of all
the area. It’s the latest movement to be presented at January 22, 1955 edition. The AFRO also “May I bring to the attention the eating facilities of the
chapter in an ongoing battle Morgan State University. “Read’s Drug Stores will published a letter written by of your readers the fact that Read’s stores,” Everingham
the Morgan State College stated. “It is quite possible
Student Social Action that without their fine and
Committee played a very
Continued on A8
April 16, 2011 - April 22, 2011, The Afro-American A5

Community
Heal a Woman to Heal a Nation Launches 8th Annual Conference
By Bobby Marvin building families, we wanted survivors coping with the non-profit group Phoenix and psychiatrist Dr.
Special to the AFRO to take this year to focus on trauma of sexual assault while Rising Baltimore, was Melva Green. Author
relationships. We haven’t in a relationship. tapped by HWHN to lead the and radio personality
One thing that excites really dealt with that issue “When they [survivors] discussion with the young LaDawn Black will be the
Mothyna James-Brightful previously and we wanted the begin to enter into girls. As a one-time teenage moderator for the panel
is marriage. The passion is chance to deal with various relationships, having that mother, she believes it is vital discussion that will cover
evident in her voice when kinds of relationships,” said moment of honesty with to teach young girls about relationship building with
she talks about it. Today, James-Brightful, founder and their partner does become a healthy decision-making self, youth and spouses.
as a married woman and visionary director of HWHN. part of that process in that early. “One of the things that
a promoter of sisterhood, James-Brightful launched relationship [as well as ] “You know when you a lot of the speakers are
James-Brightful wants to the first HWHN conference sharing with their partner teach a woman something, going to talk about and
spread the importance of in 2004 on the campus of what they learned about you’re not just teaching an what I would like to get
marriage to more women. Morgan State University. what works for them and individual, you’re teaching out there is…changing
That’s why “relationships” Following its success, she their healing ,” said James- the whole entire community. the perceptions that we
is the theme for this year’s decided to start a non-profit Brightful, who is also the She’s the future mother, she’s have when it comes to
Heal a Woman to Heal a organization under the community educator for the future doctor…she’s the relationships. Are we Courtesy Photo
Nation (HWHN) conference. same moniker. From there, TurnAround Inc., a non-profit future, period,” said Eaddy- able to look [realistically] Mothyna James-Brightful,
Now in its eighth year, the James-Brightful worked to organization that works with Ward. “If there weren’t any about the things that we founder of the annual Heal
one-day event of workshops rejuvenate women from all survivors of sexual assault. women…pouring into young want versus the things that a Woman to Heal a Nation
and activities will focus on walks of life. HWHN also added “You girls, there would be a lot of, we really need in order to conference
teaching women how to build Past conferences have Are the Prize” workshop for you know, hurt young girls have love in our loves,”
and strengthen relationships focused on single parenting, adolescent girls ranging from becoming grown women.” said Black, host of 92Q’s James-Brightful said.
on April 16. healthy living, and financial ages 14-16. This forum will Every HWHN conference popular radio segment “The “Our goal, our sole goal is
“We truly believe management. give teen girls tips on how to features a panel discussion; Love Zone.” to build strong families,” she
that healthy individuals For the first time this year, develop better relationships this one will include HWHN plans to do more said. “And for us that starts
and healthy families are however, the conference with their mothers and self- relationship experts Nisa with relationships throughout with building strong, healthy,
the cornerstone of our will tackle the issue of esteem building. Muhammad, founder of the the year, particular with whole women and young
communities. And so, sexual violence and abuse Tracy Eaddy-Ward, co- Wedded Bliss Foundation marriages. It’s all a part of her ladies who will grow up to be
keeping with our mission of with a support workshop for founder of the sexual abuse and Black Marriage Day; ambitious goal of rebuilding, young women.”

Laurel Fair Opening


This Weekend

Courtesy Photo
Area residents can expect the usual--and unusual--
carnival attractions at the Laurel Fair in Laurel, Md.

By Blake Bryson
Special to the AFRO

Spring has arrived, and with it the Laurel Fair, which opens
April 15 at Laurel Park Racetrack in Laurel, Md. The fair,
which provides unusual but amazing entertainment, will be
open on weekends and will run through May 1.
This year, there will be over 100 attractions for customers
to enjoy, from rides such as The Orbiter, Wacky Worm Roller
Coaster and The Giant Wheel, to an extraordinary educational
session with animal rescuer and trainer Michael Sandloffer.
There will be a showcase of the proclaimed World’s Largest
Horse, and also sessions where an Arabian stallion will walk
across a 60 foot arena on his hind legs. No matter how young
or old the amusement seeker is, organizers said, there will be
multiple attractions to keep them entertained.
Fair manager Ron Weber states, “The Laurel Fair is a
family-friendly event that while it is especially fun for kids,
people of all ages will enjoy the Great American Frontier
BGE_2011_Choice_for_us_Afro_Layout 1 3/30/11 3:19 PM Page 1 Show, the Wolves of the World Show and the Old West
Theatre, and no one will
want to miss Lance Gifford’s

“We found energy suppliers


Magic and Illusion Show
with his amazing illusions
and sleight of hand tricks.
Everyone loves fair food like

that were right for us.”


funnel cakes, corn dogs and
gyros.”
For those that maybe a
little skeptical and feel that all
JO E & A NNE | BALTIM OR E fairs and carnivals are created
equal, Weber wants them to
know something else.
BGE customers everywhere are discovering “The Laurel Fair will
it makes sense to shop for electricity and be more fun than people
expect. It will offer families
natural gas. a variety of entertainment
More and more BGE customers are shopping for energy and performances, thrilling
like they shop for anything else. And why not? Prices, amusement rides, and
terms and sources of electricity and natural gas vary traditional fair food, and the
from supplier to supplier. You should find the supplier fireworks on Saturday night
that’s the best fit for you. BGE can help: will be spectacular, a real
treat for people of all ages.”
s Go to BGE.com/energychoice The Laurel Fair will be
s Find a list of suppliers and contact information open Fridays, Saturdays and
s Compare rates and terms, and make your choice Sundays, April 15-17, April
22-24 and April 29-May
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A6 The Afro-American, April 16, 2011 - April 22, 2011

Community Calendar
April 15 production that chronicles Stadium, 1701 Russell St., Uplifting Minds II industry executives and artists Central Branch, 400 Cathedral
‘And He Blessed My Soul’ the life of Christ. For more Baltimore. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. In Entertainment Conference will share what it takes to St., Baltimore. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Easter Production information: 410-945-3575. this conference, participate in 2011 become successful. For more Come out for this literary
Mount Moriah Baptist fun and informative activities Sojourner-Douglas information: upliftingminds2. festival featuring authors,
Church, 2201 Garrison Blvd., April 16 dedicated to livening up your College, 200 N. Central com. poets, panels and workshops.
Baltimore. 7-9 p.m. Mount Bringing Sexy Back to the marriage. $85. For more Ave., Baltimore. 9 a.m.-3 For more information: 410-
Moriah Baptist Church Marriage information: 301-646-1259. p.m. Some of the nation’s City Lit Festival 2011 396-5430.
will premiere this Easter Holiday Inn Express- current entertainment Enoch Pratt Free Library,
Spring Bazaar 2011
The Emmanuel Church,
SHOP FRIDAY 9AM-1OPM & SATURDAY 9AM-11PM. HOURS MAY VARY BY STORE. 8729 Church Lane,
VISIT MACYS.COM AND CLICK ON STORES FOR LOCAL INFORMATION. Randallstown, Md. 10
a.m.-4 p.m. The Women’s
Day Commission of the

ONE
Emmanuel Church will
host their first annual spring
bazaar. Various vendors will
be exhibited and food and
beverages will be available
for purchase. $15-$25. For
more information: www.

DAY
theemmanuelchurch.com.

April 17
Charm City Sunset Jazz
Concert Series Featuring
H. Wade Johnson
Latin Palace, 509 South

SALE
Broadway, Baltimore. 4
p.m. Relax, unwind, meet
new people and enjoy live
music at this concert series
featuring some of the best
jazz and R&B players
in the region. $8. For
more information: www.
charmcityjazz.com.
SATURDAY If It Ain’t One Thing, It’s
IS THE DAY! Another
St. Paul Praise and
OPEN 9AM-11PM Worship Center, 501
Reisterstown Road,
Pikesville, Md. 3:30-6:30

PREVIEW DAY p.m. The Voices of Praise


of the St. Paul Praise and

TODAY Worship Center will present a


Palm Sunday concert, aiming

OPEN 9AM-1OPM to uplift your spirits and give


you motivation. $15. 410-
486-2028.

MORNING SPECIALS April 19

9AM-1PM BOTH DAYS


UniverSoul Circus
Security Square Mall
Parking Lot, 1717 N. Rolling
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EXTRA 6O% OFF Come out as the UniverSoul


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SELECTIONS April 20
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WE’RE GIVING YOU Enoch Pratt Free Library,
Pennsylvania Avenue
$1O OFF FOR Branch, 1531 W. North
Ave., Baltimore. 2 p.m. In
GETTING HERE EARLY! this interactive workshop,
a representative from
Baltimore Gas and Electric
(BGE) will explain how
to read your monthly bill

IO
FRI OR SAT ‘TIL 1PM; CANNOT BE USED ON SPECIALS OR SUPER BUYS
WOW! $1O OFF and present an overview of

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Excludes: specials, super buys, shoes for her, furniture, mattresses,
floor coverings, rugs, electrics/electronics, cosmetics/fragrances, gift
cards, jewelry trunk shows, previous purchases, special orders, selected
conservation tips. For more
information: 410-396-0399.

April 22
licensed depts., special purchases, services, macys.com. Cannot be Marva’s Third Annual
combined with any savings pass/coupon, extra discount or credit offer,
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410-599-9159.
FREE SHIPPING AT MACYS.COM April 23
with $99 online purchase ($8 flat-fee shipping with
purchases under $99). No promo code needed; Open Mic
exclusions apply. Enoch Pratt Free Library,
Herring Run Branch, 3801
Erdman Ave., Baltimore.
2-3 p.m. Read your original
poems or sing your favorite
tunes at this open mic event.
For more information: 410-
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April 16, 2011 - April 22, 2011, The Afro-American A7

Opinion
Return of the Vassal State (TriceEdneyWire.com) True to their pledge, the Republican budget plan would repeal
- The medieval vassal state the recently passed healthcare Bill. Among other things, this
was legend for the disparity eliminates the extension of parental insurance benefits to students
established between haves and the protections afforded citizens with pre-existing conditions.
and have-nots. Feudal lords Under Medicare, instead of the government reimbursing
routinely ruled their serfs doctors and hospitals for medical services, seniors would be
without compassion or responsible for purchasing an optional private health care plan.
regard for their humanity. The government would then pay the private insurer a subsidy
It was customary for feudal up to a specified amount. Costs for needed or desired coverage
lords to live and feast in the beyond the subsidy would have to be paid for by the consumer
lap of luxury while serfs or be forgone. Fortunately, these new plans would not affect
scraped a meager living from those currently age 55 or over.
unforgiving soil. When a serf Likewise, Medicaid would change dramatically. Unlike the
was bold enough to poach current matching plan that provides for cost-sharing between
Dr. E. Faye Williams food from the land to feed his the federal and state governments, Ryan’s plan would have the
family and was caught, the federal government give a set amount of funds to each state and
lord would usually inflict brutal retribution. This circumstance have the states manage their individual programs based upon One has to wonder why this same premise was unsuccessful
is often portrayed in the “Robin Hood” stories. available funds rather than the healthcare needs of recipients. after the Bush-era tax cuts. Under the budget plan, one must
Most readers would consider this information to be While introducing his budget plan, Ryan stated that the U.S. also wonder what the justification is for maintaining subsidies
disconnected from any frame of contemporary reference did not “have a taxation problem, but a spending problem.” and tax credits that shield corporations from paying their fair
related to reality, but if we give full consideration to the “new” share of taxes.
Republican budget presented by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., As I view the Ryan budget
and project its results to the logical conclusion, it portends an
“…a plan that places the burden of economic solvency upon plan, I see a fundamental shift
ominous economic future. the working class, while relieving the wealthy from the ‘nasty’ in the economic philosophy
of this nation—a plan that
One of the most important tenets of the US Constitution is
that government has the responsibility to act in a manner that chore of returning revenue to the country in proportion to the places the burden of economic
supports the general welfare. As I have always known, general solvency upon the working
welfare relates to those actions which are so great in scope that
level at which they receive benefits of citizenship.” class, while relieving the
it is impossible for the individual to manage alone. Examples of wealthy from the “nasty” chore
this are: construction of roads and infrastructure, public safety Accordingly, his budget plan lowers the top tax bracket from of returning revenue to the country in proportion to the level at
services, public education and public health programs. 35 percent to 25 percent. One tax analyst projects that this will which they receive benefits of citizenship.
The “new” Republican budget eliminates one of these lower the tax liability for the average millionaire by $100,000 a  
programs and does serious damage to others. One could year – saving that person $1 million dollars over each 10-year Dr. E. Faye Williams is chair of the National Congress of
consider Ryan’s plan a program of Robin Hood in reverse. period. This generosity to millionaires is said to be justified by Black Women and chair of the board of the Black Leadership
Under Ryan’s plan, affordable healthcare would be eliminated the belief that reducing the tax burden of the rich will lead to Forum. See website at www.nationalcongressbw.org or call
and Medicare and Medicaid would change drastically. rapid economic growth and increase jobs. 202/678-6788

Suffer Unto the Young


(TriceEdneyWire.com) - are spreading, and minorities often are those with the least more and more difficult to get to jobs that might be available in
The jobs numbers were hailed seniority and the first to go. Latinos and blacks also flocked to the suburbs.
as good news last week, the residential, often non-union, construction industries, but these In Washington, the focus has turned to cutting deficits, not
with employers adding over have been devastated when the housing bubble burst. to creating jobs. With interest rates near zero, and businesses
200,000 jobs last month, This Great Recession has been a Great Depression for young sitting on trillions waiting for customers, even conservatives
and the unemployment people. Hit with trillions in losses in retirement accounts and have a hard time arguing that “cut and grow” works. They
rate ticking down to 8.8 housing values, older workers struggle to hold onto their jobs suggest that businesses aren’t hiring because they are worried
percent. Less attention longer. With jobs growth slow, openings for the young are scarce. about potential future tax increases or befuddled by regulations,
was given to the downside Here again there is a racial divide. Nearly one-half of all or lack confidence in the future. More likely, they simply lack
of these numbers. Black African Americans between ages 16 and 24 are unemployed. customers, as 25 million are still in need of full time work,
unemployment remains about Nearly one-fourth of all Whites of that age are also without wages are not keeping up with rising costs of food and gas,
twice as great as the national work. This is, without question, a social catastrophe. Young home values continue to sink, and Americans continue to
unemployment average – and tighten their belts.
is going up, not down. This is a national emergency.
Rev. Jesse L. What is going on here? To
“…those who lose months to unemployment often take years We cannot allow mass
Jackson Sr. some extent, this reflects the to catch up with their peers, if they ever do.” unemployment to be the new
old patterns: Minorities are normal. We cannot write off an
the last hired and the first fired; the last to be brought in and the entire generation. At the current
first to go. people are graduating from high school or college into the rate of jobs generation, it will take six years to make up the jobs
But it is more than that. The stepladders that hard-working worst jobs situation since the 1930s. Without jobs, they lose lost in the Great Recession. Young people can’t wait six years
minorities could climb into the middle class are being skills, discipline, dignity and hope. Economists tell us that to get to work. The long term unemployed can’t wait six years
dismantled. With the migration to the North after World War II, those who lose months to unemployment often take years to for jobs to come back.
African Americans flooded into cities and eagerly sought jobs catch up with their peers, if they ever do. We need a National Commission on Jobs and the Young. We
in the growing manufacturing sector. But manufacturing has Beneath this is the continued legacy of discrimination in need to focus on the depression that is devastating the newly
been in decline since the 1980s, as companies began shipping America. Young African Americans still suffer the disadvantage emerging Black middle class, and snuffing out hope among the
more good jobs than goods abroad. of unequal opportunity from the start. Too many are born into young. And if Washington can’t hear this yet, we’ve got to raise
Then African Americans with growing educational poverty, raised in broken homes; suffer the savage inequality our voices and demand that they listen.
achievement sought employment in the public sector, particularly that comes from the absence of affordable pre-K programs,
at the state and local level. As more equal opportunity opened underfunded public schools, and the absence of good teachers The Rev. Jesse Jackson is a civil rights leader, former
up, they found work as teachers, managers, sanitation workers, who flee to affluent suburbs. Urban residents suffer from the presidential candidate and the founder and president of the
cops and firefighters. But now, layoffs of public employees rising cost of and decreasing access to mass transit, making it Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

‘Mr. Cummings, I Need a Job!’


I wish that Republican without jobs actually worsened from 15.3 to 15.5 percent in of our region’s top employers, including Johns Hopkins, the
opponents of federal funding March. University of Maryland, Under Armour, Comcast and Whiting
for job creation and training Even in the best of economic times, African-American Turner Contracting Co.
would travel to Baltimore’s communities suffer from unemployment levels that are twice Informational sessions will provide valuable insights into
5th Regiment Armory that of our White countrymen and women. I need only walk job preparedness, green jobs, and workforce development, as
(on the corner of Howard through my own community to see Black America drowning in well as direct access to the public services (like foreclosure
and Dolphin streets) next a near-permanent recession. prevention, consumer credit counseling and social services) that
Monday, April 18. Even before they greet me, all too often, people on my street many people need while they look for work.
If those congressional cry out, “Mr. Cummings, I need a job!” As always, all of these services, contacts and leads are
budget cutters would arrive Thanks to massive government intervention, this nation’s provided without charge. However, job seekers should come to
at my Annual Job Fair just a overall economy is slowly improving. Yet, for minorities and my job fair prepared and dressed professionally and bring with
little early, they would see the other vulnerable groups, especially young adults, we are living them their résumé and their photo identification.
job seekers standing patiently In the halls of Congress and
Congressman Elijah
in line, even before we open “When we open doors to real economic opportunity, people here in our community, we all
the doors at 9 a.m. must continue to do our parts in
Cummings Then, perhaps, the will do whatever they can to walk through those open doors helping unemployed America get
economic realities that
America’s working families confront every day would change
to success.” back to work – and I hope that
everyone who may benefit will
those budget slashers’ priorities. Helping America back to through a true “depression” that may require years to resolve. attend our job fair next Monday.
work might again play a larger role in the ongoing federal This is why the budgetary battles over federal funding for More information can be obtained by calling (410) 685-9199.
budget debates. education, job training and re-training are so important to our I realize, however, that more than these once-a-year job fairs
Unemployed Americans want to work. What they need is community. will be required to reverse the desperate economic tide in our
the practical help that will allow them to obtain good jobs that “There is no way that we can look at an African-American community. That is why I will continue to strongly support our
pay enough to support their families. unemployment rate that is almost double that of the overall community’s One-Stop Career Centers, conveniently located
Washington should take this real-life lesson to heart. When population and not wonder if race is playing a part in that,” I at 1100 North Eutaw St. (410-767-2148), 3001 E. Madison St.
we open doors to real economic opportunity, people will do recently observed to a reporter from the Internet site, BET.com. (410-396-9030) and Mondawmin Mall (410-523-1060).
whatever they can to walk through those open doors to success. “Yet, the unemployment statistics also make it crystal clear that Baltimore County and Howard County residents can find
This is as true for African American families as it is for the less education a person has attained, the more likely he or the same help at 3637 Offutt Road in Randallstown (410-887-
anyone else. she is to be unemployed.” 8912) and 7161 Columbia Gateway Drive (410-290-2600).
When the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that Still, for many Baltimore families, the immediate challenge Americans want to work – and we all have a personal
the national unemployment rate for March had improved to 8.8 is to survive. They need a job now. And many of these interest in helping them achieve their dreams.
percent (its lowest level in two years), that announcement made neighbors already have acquired excellent job skills.
national news. This is why I have invited employers with jobs to fill, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings represents Maryland’s
Yet, those same unemployment figures also acknowledged representing a wide range of industries and government Seventh Congressional District in the United States House of
that the percentage of African-American families currently agencies, to my job fair on the April 18. They include some Representatives.
A4
A8 The
The Afro-American,
Afro-American, April
April 16,
16, 2011
2011 -- April
April 22,
16, 2011
2011

The History: Read’s Drugstore

Courtesy Photo
Continued from A4
courageous work this happy neighborhoods,” Gibson was the block in downtown
development might have explained. He added, “I lived that welcomed Black people,
been further delayed for a in Govans and I could go to the first places where we
considerable time.” Read’s. I remember I was on could shop and not feel
For Gibson – who was City’s cross-country team and hassled,” Gibson said.
about to enter Baltimore City we ran a lot all over the city “Even before then there
College High School at the ... That was the only place we had been the desegregation
time of the Read’s sit-ins – could go as I recall.” of the 5 and 10 cent stores
and the rest of Baltimore’s But, Gibson explains the along that street as a result
Black community, the entire block where Read’s of national pressures. So, it
opening up of the drug store’s stood was important for the was the most hospitable block
lunch counter was much more city’s Black community. to Black folks in downtown
than a symbolic victory. “The 200 block of Baltimore ... I don’t know of
“It meant Black people Lexington Street was anything like it in the country. Apparently the compromise to preserve the external walls of the Read’s Drugstore
had places they could downtown to Black Something like this, once it’s property -- despite the poor condition of the inside of the building -- was not enough for
eat outside of the Black Baltimoreans ... because it gone, it’s gone.” local groups interested in the historical significance of the building.

Finally, a Plan to Reduce Health Disparities


Continued from A1
we know that the health of the those disparities. The five child health, flu and asthma. forward. “We want to make not to fund what we have to Action, visit: http://www.hhs.
community determines the major goals of the HHS - Advance scientific sure that our commitment fund to close these ethnic and gov/news/press/2011pres/04/0
overall health of our nation.” Action Plan are to: knowledge and innovation by does not depend upon one racial disparities that now is 4hdplan04082011.html
As a physician and the - Transform health care by implementing a new health president or one secretary, law. We can’t go to sleep; we For more information
son of immigrants, Dr. Koh expanding health insurance data collection and analysis [but] that this is a permanent must be vigilant.” about health disparities and
said he’s seen far too many, and increasing access to care strategy authorized by the commitment to deal with the Affordable Care Act,
whose poor health was through development of new Affordable Care Act, and these problems,” said Sen. For more information visit: http://www.hhs.gov/
linked to social or economic service delivery sites among increasing patient-centered Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., who about the plans and the news/press/2011pres/04/
disadvantage. And so the plan other actions. outcomes research. many thanked for his key role National Partnership for hdstrategy04082011.html
acknowledges “that health - Strengthen the HHS - Increase the in ensuring health disparity
depends on much more than workforce by creating a efficiency, transparency provisions were included in
what happens in the doctor’s
office,” he said. “It’s impacted
by where people live, labor,
new pipeline program to
recruit more minorities
into public health and
and accountability of HHS
programs by making health
disparities assessments part of
the health care legislation.
That will demand
everyone’s efforts, especially
Read’s Status
Continued from A1
learn, play and pray.” biomedical sciences careers, all HHS decision-making and in light of the ongoing budget
A major player in the providing more translators doing yearly evaluations of battles, said Congresswoman impromptu sit-in staged by goals,” Rawlings-Blake had
disparity of health care and interpreters for non- the progress toward reducing Barbara Lee, D-Calif., a Morgan College students in said at the time. “I’m very
outcomes is the unequal English-speaking patients, and health disparities.   longtime minority health 1955 that eventually led to pleased that Lexington Square
access to health insurance. supporting more training of The plan was developed advocate and a member of the desegregation of all the Partners is taking real steps
According to HHS, minorities community health workers. over a few years with the input the House appropriations company’s city stores. to commemorate the Read’s
account for more than half of - Advance the health, of about 4,500 individuals subcommittee that determines “The Morgan students site and is moving forward
the 50 million uninsured in the safety and well-being of all including community health funding. “We’re under Read’s sit-ins up at Loch with new investment for
United States. Americans by implementing stakeholders. A separate siege right now ... and we Raven and Cold Spring Lane the Westside. Without new
The Affordable Care Act, the CDC’s new Community document offers several have to make sure these were the first sustained sit- investment, this historic part
President Obama’s 1-year- Transformation Grants, and strategies to guide community (initiatives) are fully funded,” in campaign in the nation,” of Downtown Baltimore will
old health care overhaul, additional targeted efforts efforts. she said of current Republican Larry Gibson, University continue to deteriorate.”
addresses some of those to achieve improvements Officials said the attempts to dramatically slash of Maryland law professor Given Read’s historic
gaps. But, the plan also in cardiovascular disease, Affordable Care Act is the the budget. “We cannot allow and scholar of Maryland’s import, however, a
acknowledges the more childhood obesity, tobacco- vehicle for moving much of this current debate on the civil rights history, told the thorough, unrushed review
complex factors that feed related diseases, maternal and this disparities reduction plan deficit to be used as an excuse AFROin a recent interview is appropriate, Hopkins and
about the significance of the others said. “The Read’s
building. building is of incredible
In mid-March Lexington importance to Baltimore and
Square Partners, the project’s the country and [Tuesday]
developers, had announced the preservation commission
plans to retain the outer walls recognized that importance,”
of the edifice in what seemed Hopkins told the AFRO.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO


to be a compromise with “We fully support having
preservationists and civil this important civil rights
rights leaders. building go through the
“Honoring our history and city’s established process
building for our future should for reviewing proposals on

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Attendees do “The
Wobble.”

Edna Brown,
left, Bernard
Photos by Anderson R. Ward
White, Dwight
Harris, Faye
Pines and On April 2, graduates of Baltimore’s Carver Vocational
Michelle Technical High School gathered at Martin’s West for an
Rigsby evening of memories, food, dancing and fun. The “Alumni
Association Dance” featured music from “L.J.” Leon Jones
and attendees included Baltimore City Councilman Ken
Oliver and members of civic organization Baltimore-
Xiamen China Sister City Committee.

Standing: Kirk and Monet Sykes. Sitting:


Deborah Thomas, Dawn Simmons-Matthews
and Kimberly Stevens

Sharron Simmons, Inez Robb


and Bernetta Dyson Marion Gee, Barbara Christian and Charlene Wylie

Isaiah Foreman, Fay Wilson,


Ronnie Pembroke, Audrey
Pembroke, Evelyn Garrison

Marion Gee,
Ellen Jones and Olivia and
Brenda Hall Laferell Buster

D.J. Leon “L.J.” Jones


First row: Peggy Green, Gwendolyn Foreman and Adrienne Bourne.
Shandi Brown, Rick Workman and Tiffany Trusty Second row: Deborah Neely, Sheila Weems, Doretha McFadden and
Deborah Weems

Attendees sing the school song.

Kirk Sykes, principal, Carver Vocational Technical High School,


left; Denise Taylor, president, Carver Alumni Association; Nha Kim,
Baltimore-Xiamen China Sister City Committee and W. Fontaine Bell,
Baltimore-Xiamen China Sister City Committee

Yvonne Wooten, Ronald


Small and Faye Pines
Beverly Smith, left, Baltimore City Councilman Ken
Oliver, Dist. 4; Audrey Pembroke, Edna Mack and
Brenda Stith

Michael Brown Lillian Frederick, Horatio Samuel Johnson, Lucille Wynn


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Faith Pulse
Faith Bytes
April 15 Ave., 410-523-5468, stjohname.org.
The Drama Ministry of New Metropolitan Baptist Preachers are the Revs. Myeiska Coger Watson,
Church presents “The Rock and the Stone: Peter? Peter Dr. Leah White, Bishop Vashti McKenzie, Dr. J. Ruth
Who?” 7 p.m. at 1501 N. McCulloh St. Sarah Crest and Travis, Dawn K. Thomas, Dr. Alfreda Wiggins and Dr.
Bettie Durant are directors of the production. The Rev. LaRessa Smith-Horn. The Rev. Dr. Peggy E. Wall is
Dr. Richard Dickens is pastor of the church. pastor of the church.

April 22 Southern Baptist Church, 1701 N. Chester St.,


Ebenezer AME Church, 20 W. Montgomery St., 410-732-8566.
will host its 175th Anniversary Celebration, 7:30 p.m., 9 a.m. “Sleepless at the Cross,” the Revs. Frank M.
at Martin’s West. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Reid, Howard John Wesley, Walter Brunson, Andrew
Ricky Spain, pastor of Waters AME Church. For more Foster Connor, Phillip Pointer and Delman Coates.
information, call 410-783-0190. The Rev. Charles A. 11 p.m. “Midnight Madness,” the Revs. Clifton
Baugh is Ebenezer’s pastor. Urquhart, Stephen Dickerson, Joshua Thomas, Reginald
Kennedy Jr., Kadi Webb, Marissa Farrow and Derod
Good Friday worship services Broady.
The United Council of Christian Community The Rev. Donte L. Hickman is pastor of Southern
Churches, 11 a.m., The Divine Cathedral Church, 219 Baptist Church.
N. Chester St.
Preachers include the Revs. Vanessa Alford, Melvin April 23
Jackson, Howard Jackson, Patricia Chase, William Experience the launching of Resurrection Church,
Sellers and Antoine McClurkin, pastor of The Divine 8 p.m., at Perkins Square Baptist Church, 2500
Cathedral Church. The Rev. Jimmy C. Baldwin Sr. is Edmondson Ave. The Rev. Drew Kyndall Ross is the
president of the Council. pastor of Resurrection, under the leadership of the
Rev. Dr. David L. Blow Sr., who serves as executive
Gillis Memorial Christian Community Church, director. The launch weekend continues with an 8
Noon, 4016 Park Heights Ave., 410-466-2800, a.m. Easter service at The Gala Center, 1700 Hill
gillismemorial.org. Drive and regular Saturday Night Experiences, 8 p.m.,
The Revs. Dr. Stephen Tucker, Terris King, Kevin also at Perkins Square. For more information visit
Rogers, Tommie Jenkins Jr., Emmett Burns and Alfreda resurrectionchurchbaltimore.org or call 410-922-2920.
Wiggins. The Rev. Dr. Theodore C. Jackson Jr. and the
Rev. Melvin Jackson pastor the church. May 7
Enjoy food, fun and fellowship at “A Mad Hatter’s
New Christian Memorial Church, 7 p.m., 3525 W. Tea” presented by the Women’s Ministry of St. John’s
Caton Ave., 410-566-5063, newchristian.verizon.net. Transformation Baptist Church, 2 p.m., in the dining
Preachers are the Rev. Everett Givens, Dr. James hall of Hope Community Ministry, 719 Poplar Grove
Lightfoot, Timothy Loftin, Zollie Bagby, Paula Murray St. For more information, call 443-449-0381. The Rev.
and Marvin Underwood. The Rev. Walter Brunson is Carita Mills is the minister to women. The Rev. Dr.
pastor of the church. Bertha Borum and the Rev. Dorothy Boulware pastor the
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Simply Done, Well Done


Electronic Hip-Hop
New Cookbook Brings Simple Yet Producer Brings
Refined Recipes to the Kitchen Unique Sounds to
By Courtney A. Bonaparte
Special to the AFRO
“regular dude.”
McCargo comes from a
the District
large family and his fondest By Gregory Dale
The last few weeks have memories center around AFRO Staff Writer
been epic for the Food meals shared at the family
Network’s homegrown star table. From his dad’s burger While the District is mostly known for its go-go
Aaron McCargo Jr. Hailing and fries dinner to his mom’s rhythms and bounce beats, hip hop electronica beat maker
from the meanest streets of shrimp-stuffed chicken recipe, and recent transplant Jerztheproducer is aiming to put his
Camden, N.J., the chef is those dishes have become part own stamp on the city.
prepared to make another of his own family tradition. “D.C. is a city that is known for embracing change,”
major stride in his career. McCargo’s kids love to be JTP told the AFRO during a recent interview. “When a lot
April marks the release part of what goes down in the of people come to D.C., they usually want to become a
of his first cookbook entitled Courtesy Photo kitchen as well. He dedicates lawyer or get into the political scene. I came here to be a
Simply Done, Well Done, the cookbook to his eldest big fish in a small pond.”
featuring sumptuous yet Aaron McCargo Jr., host of The Food Network’s “Big son Joshua, who is currently Beyond the city’s traditional go-go repertoire, the
simple recipes for those Daddy’s House” serving time in a juvenile District is indeed the home of politicians, lobbyists and
who are new and old to the center, and calls the teen “his executives galore. But an emerging hip-hop music scene
kitchen. Each recipe includes first sous chief.” lies in the city’s crux and JTP is a recent inductee.
a memory that helped spark work for the everyday cook,” ‘Wow, this is rocking.’” He was at his side before Originally born and raised in Mount Holly, N.J.,
its creation. In addition, the said McCargo. McCargo’s love for food his big break on the 2004 the musician got his start in production when he taught
book is choc full of colorful McCargo’s show, “Big began when he was a child, season of “The Next Food himself how to play the keyboard and saxophone at a
photos and anecdotes. Daddy’s House,” is entering a time when he was “always Network Star.” Meanwhile, young age. When he turned 11, JTP started playing drums
Although this cookbook its sixth season on the Food hungry and always greedy.” McCargo’s eldest son inspired for his grandfather’s gospel group and later tried his hand
was two years in the making, Network this month and will However, getting started was him to create Play To Win at beat making, utilizing MTV’s Music Generator PC
no blood, sweat or tears be shot on a brand new set. literally a piece of cake, as Inc., which aims to prevent program.
went into its creation. The Although the set has changed he sold homemade sweets to and increase the graduation He left New Jersey in 2002 and enrolled in Atlanta’s
chef said dreams, enjoying to a loft setting that McCargo neighbors as a child. rate of young males. Morehouse College. Following his collegiate career, he
“liquid creativity” (alcohol) described as “beautiful and And while McCargo enjoys “What we want to do is briefly moved to Los Angeles and returned to Atlanta
with family and cooking airy,” he assures his viewers the culinary flair of gourmet help them continue to survive shortly thereafter to perfect his craft. But he later realized
challenges with relatives the season will feature the foods, he’s not immune to through the tough times that his unique style of production, electronic and dance-
inspired his recipes. same elements they’ve grown commmonplace cravings. of being in the streets of infused hip hop, didn’t match the city’s Dirty South
“The hardest part was to love. “I do crave fast food Camden,” he said. signature sound.
really making sure that “The food is still simple, sometimes. I have no any While growing up, his Thus, he packed up and settled in the District and says
the original recipes were but more fun,” he said. “The problems with Popeye’s spicy, passion for cooking did not the move was ultimately ideal.
tested, making sure that they food is going to be awesome. or the original KFC or just always get positive reactions “There are great studios in this area--as a DJ or
work right [and that] the It tasted great, it looked great, having a Big Mac, no pickles, from his peers, but McCargo producer, you have everything you need right here,” he
temperature of the oven and and it felt great. So, I’m extra cheese,” he confessed, said he attributes his success said.
the type of pan you need hoping that everybody is like, describing himself as a to God. JTP’s now celebrating the release of his new recently
released single “Solar Love,” and is hoping his unique
sounds will capture his new city’s attention.
Reader’s Corner “I just want to present audiences with a different
side of music,” JTP said. “[They] hear a lot of R&B
My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb addict and petty crook, taught him the rules of the streets.
and rap, but I think [my] music represents freedom. It’s
Deep’s Prodigy After his father was jailed, Prodigy and his mother moved
very eclectic and experimental and I think it’s time for
Busting onto the scene in the mid 1990s, hip hop duo to a gritty neighborhood in Queens, N.Y. In high school, he
something new to come around.”
Mobb Deep quickly ascended from being two inner-city linked up with Kejuan “Havoc” Muchita and the two formed
And for the District, that time has arrived especially
youths to one of the most revered groups in hip hop. My Mobb Deep. After the group caught the ear of music execs,
with the recent influx of locally-based artists who are
Infamous Life takes a look at Prodigy’s life with the group they were signed to a major label and eventually recorded
garnering mainstream exposure.
and his struggles with drugs, crime, illness and more. their album The Infamous, now considered a hip hop classic.
“The music that [local artists] are providing is very
Albert “Prodigy” Johnson takes readers But trouble lurked around the corner for
innovative and I think D.C. needs that,” JTP said. “I
through his amazing journey, starting with his Prodigy as his newly acquired success set
think people really need to take a look at the city−yeah
childhood and his early introduction to the music him on a path to destruction. Along with the
there’s New York and Atlanta, but D.C. [still] has a lot
industry. His mother, Fatima Frances Johnson, fame of the music industry, the rapper was
of opportunities. Those guys are really utilizing their
was a member of the Crystals, whose records introduced to the fast life that came along with
resources here.”
“And Then He Kissed Me” and “He’s a Rebel” it. After his precarious lifestyle landed him in
JTP added that he his eyes set on quite a few DMV-
became chart-topping hits in the ‘60s. Under her prison, he would eventually have to
area artists that he wants to work with in the future.
wing, Prodigy was exposed to many music legends part with his old ways he picked up as
“I would love to work with Mya; she’s great and I grew
including Diana Ross and Dizzy Gillespie. youth and learn how to truly become
up on her,” JTP said. “I like Phil Ade; he’s a great artist
But while his mother taught him lessons a man.
as well. He’s not really boxed in either with his musical
that would eventually lay the foundation Final Word: Fast-paced
style.”
for his future career, his father, a heroin autobiography of a member of one of
Next up for JTP is an extended play (EP) album
Courtesy Photo hip hop’s most influential duos.
named Ear Anatomy which he says will be solely hip hop
electronic dance music, with just a few songs with vocals.
“It’s going to be experimental and innovative,” he

Lil’ Mo Set to Star in said, speaking on the project. “People are just ready for
good music and I just want to bring something new and
refreshing.”

‘The Color Purple’ at For more information on JTP, visit www.jtp.fm.

National Theatre bona fide triple threat in the


entertainment industry.
giving her best performance
possible for The Color
“I would love to [act] if Purple, she won’t neglect her
By Blake Bryson me favor. No audition!” time permits,” Lil’ Mo said. music career.
Special to the AFRO Lil’ Mo told the AFRO in “I don’t want to do it just to “My new album entitled
an online message. “I got be like everyone else. I want P.S. I Love Me, is set to be
To stay relevant in the an email on my wpgc.com to do it and rock people’s released this summer. It’s
entertainment industry, (ask Lil’ Mo) blog and the minds. I wouldn’t want a been a long time coming, but
celebrities must be producers were looking for stereotypical role either. the platform that is before me
imaginative and willing to me. They found me and the I should play a lawyer or is one I’ve wanted my whole
reinvent themselves. This has rest is a blessing.” villain, not in a straight to life. Feels so good to be
proven to be true for R&B Lil Mo’ plays a church bootleg type theme.” loved!” the singer added.
sensation Lil’ Mo, who is set choir soloist in the show and The self-proclaimed Other musical acts such
to take her talent from the will draw from her extensive military brat has spent as Chaka Khan, Bebe Winans
recording studio to the theater. musical background for significant pieces of her and Fantasia have starred in
Lil’ Mo, born Cynthia inspiration. She has already life performing in front of The Color Purple, and they
Loving, makes her acting been featured on hit singles audiences, so performing all fared quite well. Even
debut in the stage play The with star rap artists like in a theater setting doesn’t though Lil’ Mo admits she
Color Purple at the National Fabolous, Ja Rule and Missy incite “stage fright.” “I’ll be has big shoes to fill, she
Lil’ Mo makes her
Theatre April 12–24. The Elliott and is currently one singing. This is what I do. hopes to deliver a standout
acting debut in
Maryland-based star said she of the voices of midday I’m my biggest critic. So I’m performance.
the stage play The
is taking full advantage of the radio in the Washington, more nervous about me fitting
Color Purple at the
spotlight and calls her role D.C. area on 95.5 WPGC. into my outfits. I’m way too
National Theatre
in the production a gift from If her performance on the excited to be scared.” For more information on
April 12–24.
God. stage is well received by Although Lil’ Mo has been “The Color Purple,” go to
Courtesy Photo
“I prayed and God gave critics, then Lil’ Mo will be a completely concentrated on www.ColorPurple.com.
B4 The Afro-American, April 16, 2011 - April 22, 2011

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One-on-One with Austin Rivers, High School Basketball’s Top Prospect


By Stephen D. Riley play off the ball. What do you consider yourself?
AFRO Staff Writer
Rivers: I’m definitely a combo guard: point guard, shooting
It didn’t take long for Austin Rivers to become the top prep guard, either one. If Coach K says I need 10 assists from you
basketball player in the country—it just took hard work. but just 10 points, then I’m going to go out there and get 10
The 6-foot 3-inch guard has been working on his game since assists and 10 points. If he says I need you to get 30 then I’m
he was a toddler, shooting three-pointers since third grade going to try to get 30…
and locking down on defense since little league. Under the
guidance of his father, former NBA pro and current Celtics AFRO: You grew up under an NBA father and now you’re
coach Doc Rivers, the younger Rivers has become the next big going to a school that puts a lot of players into the league.
thing on the basketball landscape. Have you given any thought to the NBA and what may await
Outfitted with quickness, a killer crossover and his you there?
trademark pull-up jumper, Rivers will be taking his talents
to Tobacco Road next season as a member of the Duke Rivers: No, not yet. People always talk about me going into
University Blue Devils. Throughout his stellar prep career, the the NBA and all that jazz but right now all I’m concentrated on
lean combo guard has left several defenders grasping at the air, is going to Duke. That’s all that’s on my mind; I just want to
but even the elusive Rivers couldn’t shake the AFRO sports go in there with an open mind. I have a lot to learn and a lot to
desk as he sat down for a one-on-one. improve upon as a player and a person. I just got to get better,
man.
AFRO: You’re the top prospect in the country, committed (AFRO Photo/John Moore)
to Duke and the son of a former NBA player, how have you Austin Rivers, the top prospect in high school basketball AFRO: Your team’s season is over but you still have a couple
handled all the pressure so far? and a Duke recruit, sat down with the AFRO to recap his of high school all-star games left. What’s the mindset as you
stellar prep career and discuss his upcoming collegiate head into the last portion of your prep career?
Rivers: I just don’t let the pressure get to me; I just play my stint.
game. I’ve never really thought about the pressure or worried Rivers: To win, definitely. We lost the McDonald’s Game,
about anybody else’s expectations because I’ve always felt like and I lost my last high school game, so that’s two games in
my expectations are higher than [theirs]; the only pressure is Rivers: Just playing college basketball, man, there’s nothing a row. Even though the McDonald’s Game was an all-star
from myself. I’ve always loved the game and played it hard like it. It’s a great experience. I’m getting to play with some game, a loss is a loss in my opinion, I don’t care if it’s an all-
and everything else has just come into place. great players and arguably the best coach out there. It’s a star game or not. So, first things first: go to this Jordan Brand
primetime stage man and it’s just going to be fun to play on Game [April 16], play my hardest to get the “W” and then I
AFRO: You’re going to Duke next season. You’ll be playing that level playing at a style of play that I like. It’s just going to look forward to going to that hoops summit out in Oregon [the
under Coach Mike Krzyzewski and being cheered on by the be real fun. Nike Hoops Summit on April 9], because that’s a big deal, and
Cameron Crazies. What are you looking forward to next represent my country and do my thing out there.
season? AFRO: You’re a 6-foot-3-inch guard who can run the point
guard spot, but you have the size and the scoring ability to

High School Basketball Tournament


Baltimore’s Carr Shines at AAU Tourney
By Stephen D. Riley immediately returned to action and won a championship for attention. “I don’t worry about what people are saying and
AFRO Staff Writer his 16-and-under team. just play.”
“I just keep my head,” Carr said about playing for two It wasn’t just the “haters” who were out to see Carr
The Big Shots AAU Basketball Tourney invaded teams. “I know my teammates are going to help me out perform, a small contingent of basketball scouts who
Washington, D.C., on April 9 and 10, bringing out some because they know I’m coming from game to game so when attended the tourney were all in line to catch a glimpse of
of the most high profile high school players in the region. I’m tired they help me out. It’s a good chemistry around our Carr.
With college scouts and other notable basketball browsers in team so basically we just know how to play and we play off “He’s good, small, but man can he play,” said Clark
the building, all eyes were centered on Baltimore’s Aquille of each other.” Francis, publisher of the HOOP SCOOP, a nationally
Carr. The Patterson High School (Baltimore, Md.) product is Carr didn’t need much help for his last game of the day, acclaimed recruiting service.
nothing short of an athlete, literally. The 5-foot-6-inch Carr finishing strong with some impressive drives to the basket, The Baltimore City phenomenon is scheduled to return
did double duty over the two-day tourney, hooping with two a few lightening quick passes and some effortless shooting. to action in the area on April 30 when Big Shots travels to
AAU teams. Carr, 17, is just a sophomore, which allows him The 16-and-under title offered redemption for Carr after a the Leadership Through Athletics (LTA) sports facility in
to practically play nonstop with his summer hoops team, the poor showing in his 17-and-under game. Lansdowne, Md., to host another two-day tournament. Carr
Under Armour Baltimore Panthers. The legend around Carr is apparently brewing as will need all the rest he can get as he’s expected to be pulling
On the final day of the tourney, Carr brought what’s evidenced by the standing room only space for his 17-and- double-duty once again. The life of a living legend never
quickly becoming a bit of Baltimore City folklore to the under title match. A few chants of “overrated” rang out gets a rest.
Capital Sports Complex in District Heights, Md. The from a pair of hecklers, or “haters” as Carr calls them, in the
Baltimore Sun’s 2011 Player of the Year narrowly missed out stands after a string of sloppy turnovers from the point guard. Check out exclusive video footage of the Big Shot
on a 17-and-under title on a buzzer-beating three-pointer but “It’s just normal to me,” Carr said about the increasing tournament at afro.com.

Kemba Walker Declares for NBA Draft Fighting for a Title


By AFRO Staff ... I think this is the right time for me to go to the NBA and I By Stephen D. Riley and
think coach has done a great job of preparing me to go to the Perry Green
University of Connecticut (UCONN) Huskies star Kemba next level.” AFRO Sports Writers
Walker announced he will enter the 2011 NBA Draft during a Walker boosted his draft stock with a stellar junior year,
news conference on April 12. improving his scoring average from 14 points per game in With days left in the
NBA’s regular season, playoff
Walker put on one of the greatest single-season 2009-10 to 23 points per game in 2010-11. He also led the
projection is already starting
performances in Huskies history, bringing a third national title Huskies to a Big East Conference Championship prior to the to heat up in what promises
to UCONN’s campus this spring. Now the junior guard will NCAA Tournament, and was recently honored with the Bob to be another wild and crazy
take the blessings of Head Coach Jim Calhoun and join the Cousy Award for the nation’s top point guard. postseason. An eventful Courtesy Photos
draft after being projected as a first round lottery pick. Walker told reporters that he considered returning next summer and a few marquee Carmelo Anthony and
“It’s a lot of speculation about me going to the NBA and year for a chance to win two-straight national titles, but trades throughout the year have LeBron James
led to what may be one the
I just want to confirm everything … I will be going to the ultimately decided to leave because of his great chances of
most anticipated NBA playoffs in recent memory.
NBA,” Walker said during the news conference. “I want to being selected within the top-10 first round picks. With LeBron James now in Miami, Carmelo Anthony now in
thank coach Calhoun for turning me into a man from day one Coach Calhoun said he’s excited for Kemba’s future, but New York and the newly redesigned Chicago Bulls atop the NBA
also sad to see one of his ladder again, the Eastern Conference playoffs alone will make for
favorite players leave. some sleepless, digital-video-recorder-aided nights. Perry Green
If you’re HIV+ and think you can’t afford the medication you “I’m so happy for him and Stephen D. Riley of the AFRO sports desk have been squaring
off all year over who they think will square off in the NBA Finals
need, there’s something you should know. that he’s achieved this, but
in June. Check out part one of their debate over their picks for the
I’m also sad that I won’t Eastern and Western Conference representatives, starting with the
see him in my office every
MADAP CAN HELP. single day,” Calhoun said.
“He’s as fine a kid as
East.

Stephen D. Riley (S.D.R): The Boston Celtics are heading


I’ve ever coached ... a lot back to the Finals—simple. People want to talk about Chicago,
people want to talk about Miami and that’s fine. But the Celtics still
The Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program (MADAP) helps cover the of our success begins with
have the best team in the East, and they still can play lockdown
cost of many medications for low to moderate income people in Maryland him and I feel very blessed defense. It’s clear this is the last go-around for Boston, and I think
by the fact that I was able to they’ll go out of their way to make the most of it. I hate the fact that
who are living with HIV/AIDS. coach him.” they’re relying on the two O’Neals (Jermaine and Shaquille, not
Although Walker is related) to return to good health, but once they get their center duo
There are exciting, new drugs in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Don’t miss out leaving early, he won’t back they can pretty much close out the paint against any team and
their top four stars form an incredible nucleus.
because you can’t afford them. go empty handed. The
6-foot-1-inch, 172-pound Perry Green (P.G): As you’ve seen it for most of the year,
combo junior guard has the Bulls have been the best team out East and the best defensive
Call MADAP today. accumulated enough squad. Derrick Rose is the MVP and head coach Tom Thibodeau
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to this team, and I love it. The acquisition of forward Carlos Boozer
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semester ends, just in year ago, I would’ve picked Boston, easy, but they’re not the same
time before summer draft dominant team they used to be.
MADAP is a program of the AIDS Administration
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene workouts begin.
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Real Estate
your companies currently facing in trying to maneuver through the dry
spell?
Murray: I think the biggest challenge is in making sure we
continue to have our pulse on the dynamics of the market. The market
is more dynamic than it’s ever been in my 30 years; there’s so many

Real Estate Mogul Talks Business with different forces that are having impact on value. For us, the biggest
challenge is to make sure that we understand what’s going on in
markets across the country and we do all we can to make sure our
the ‘AFRO’ business partners have a clear understanding of what’s going on [but]
it’s happening so fast.
By Stephen D. Riley drove us to VRM. [And] there AFRO: Besides the two businesses, what other projects are
AFRO Staff Writer were [also] a lot of opportunities currently in the works?
that we saw to increase what Murray: VRM In Motion. We travel around country to foreclosed
It’s safe to say that Keith D. Murray has a mind for the housing we were doing by way of trying areas and do recruitment for real estate professionals, brokers and real
market. The founder and president of PCV Murcor, Real Estate to bring some stability to the estate agents to add onto our broker network. Over 60 percent of our
Services has provided home appraisal services for the last 30 years, communities which are hardest broker-owned network is of women- and minority-owned businesses.
growing the company from a local southern California product into hit—communities of color. If Courtesy Photo It brings economic development back into the communities where
a nationwide service. His most recent venture, Vendor Resource you’re going for a new mortgage President and CEO of foreclosures are most prevalent.
Management (VRM), has been running steadily for the last five years it’s critical from the bank’s PVC Murcor, Real Estate AFRO: With your clear understanding of the market, what’s
by helping to erase marketing time while maximizing loan recovery. perspective to make sure that Services and founder perhaps the biggest thing that new home buyers neglect when they go
Murray’s register of real estate services is extensive. Along with its the property making the loan of Vendor Resource into purchasing? And if there’s one piece of advice you could give to
primary duties, VRM also manages loss mitigation and provides short on is accurate. And if you’re a Management, Keith D. them what would it be?
sales analysis along with pre-marketing, closing, and title service homeowner in the market place, Murray: In relation to buying a home it’s definitely more than
Murray, has his ear to the
solutions. Despite the expanded workload, Murray found time away to where properties are being sold one. One piece of advice I’d say is don’t over commit to what you
real estate market. can’t afford [and] don’t look at the purchase of a home as a short-term
sit down with the AFRO and provide some insight into the real estate around you, then you want to
market and his flourishing networks. make sure that properties are being sold at an accurate value and not investment. Look at the opportunity to own a home as the opportunity
AFRO: With PCV Murcor already established and running strong, below market because at the end of the day that hurts neighborhoods. to plug into a community—[and that requires] more than going to
what influenced the additional blueprint for VRM? AFRO: The last few years have been especially rough for the a home and taking care of it but participating in the PTA and other
Murray: The obvious need for accuracy evaluation space is what housing market and those associated with it. What challenges are things that make a community vibrant.

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Holiday Real Estate.
Plaintiff Tenants of the Subject INVITATION TO BIDDERS: PARK HEIGHTS KIDSCAPE EDUCATIONAL
v. Property
ALL CASH VENDING The Mayor and City Coun- Maxwell C. Cohen, Esq. GARDEN at 4329 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD
1-800-638-2102. Online JOHNNIE MOORE, III
The Law Offices of Maxwell C. Cohen, LLC
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MARYLAND
And all Persons having or
claiming to have
17 Warren Road, Suite 14-B PARK HEIGHTS RENAISSANCE INC. (PHR) IS INVITING YOU TO BID.*
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
Candy All for $9995. www.holidayoc.com FEDERAL CREDIT
UNION
An interest in the property
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:
listed below;
877-915-8222 All Major Tenants of the Subject Their respective heirs, de- BALTIMORE CITY, MARYLAND
Credit Cards Accepted! WATERFRONT Property
The Mayor and City Coun-
visees, executors, admin- Civil Action No. 24-C-11-001882 TAX SALE • A complete lump sum bid price for all work shown within the
istrators, grantees, as- ORDER OF PUBLICATION construction document, BPP-1, BPP-2, LAP-1, and LAP-2 dated
PROPERTIES
cil of Baltimore, Maryland,
and all Persons having or signs, or successors in REV PS, LLC, Assignee
right title and interest
CAMP- claiming to have
An interest in the property ORDER OF
Plaintiff
vs.
March 3, 2011.
Call our office for the bid drawings at (410) 664-4890.
GROUNDS Spectacular Water-
listed below;
Their respective heirs, de-
PUBLICATION
The object of this
FAREED NASSOR HAYAT AND/OR UNKNOWN
visees, executors, admin- TENANTS/OWNERS OF 509 Wildwood Pkwy., • Separate your bid price by line items for the basic trades.
front Properties: Once istrators, grantees, as- proceeding is to secure PNC BANK, NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE
Lake Somerset Camp the foreclosure of all • An estimated amount of working days for completion of project.
in a lifetime opportunity signs, or successors in
right title and interest
AND/OR NATIONAL BANKING ASSOCIATION,
Ground, Maryland rights of redemption in BANK OF AMERICA, and MAYOR AND CITY • A separate line item price for the logo for the fencing.
awaits at 2 of the finest ORDER OF the property in the City COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE CITY and All Un-
Eastern Shore. Leave PUBLICATION of Baltimore, sold by the known Owners of the Property described be- • Liability Insurance
waterfrontcommunities The object of this
your RV on site all year. proceeding is to secure Collector of Taxes for the low; all Persons, all heirs, devisees, personal • MD State Contractors License
$1500 includes water, on Virginia’s Eastern the foreclosure of all City of Baltimore and the representatives, and executors, administra-
State of Maryland to the tors, grantees, assigns or successors in right, • Workers Compensation Certificate
electric & sewage. 3 Shore. Now under new rights of redemption in
Plaintiff in this proceed- title, interest, and any and all persons having
the property in the City
trailers on site for sale. ownership, you can find of Baltimore, sold by the ing: or claiming to have any interest in the prop- For general questions contact: For technical questions contact:
2624 East Biddle Street, erty and premises situate in the City of Bal-
Call 410-957-1866 or the vacation property of Collector of Taxes for the
City of Baltimore and the
2402 McElderry
Baltimore, Street,
Maryland, t i m o r e , k n o w n a s Ta x A c c o u n t N o . Cheo Hurley Dawn Clamp
Baltimore, Maryland, Ward 20-03-2295-036; situate in the City of Bal-
email lakesomerset@ your dreams at Corbin State of Maryland to the Ward 08, Section
07, Section
1539, Lot 021
15, Block
15, Block 1640 timore, known as 509 Wildwood Pkwy. de- Vice President, PHR Project Engineer, CMR
Plaintiff in this proceed-
earthlink.net. Visit our Hall or Olde Mill Pointe. ing:
Lot 058, Lot Size
Lot Size 14 x 70 14-4 x 67 scribed as Lot Size 20x75. Ward 20, Section (410) 664-4890 (410) 653-3838
website www.lakesom- The Complaint states, 03, Block 2295, Lot 036.
Choose from a stunning 2403 McElderry Street,
among other things, that Defendants
Baltimore, Maryland,
erset.com. variety of home sites Ward 07, Section 15, the amount necessary The object of this proceeding is to secure the All bids are due on May 2nd at 4pm to:
Block 1640 Lot 058, for redemption has not foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the PARK HEIGHTS RENAISSANCE INC.
from water frontage Lot Size 14-4 x 67 been paid. herein above described property sold, either di-
Furniture with magnificent views The Complaint states, It is thereupon this 8th rectly or via assignment, by the Collector of Taxes
for the State of Maryland and Baltimore City to
4151 Park Heights Avenue, Suite 207, Baltimore, MD 21215
among other things, that day of April, 2011 by the
to serene pond settings, the amount necessary Circuit Court of Bal- the Plaintiff in the proceeding. The Complaint * Must have landscaping experience
for redemption has not states, among other things, that the amounts
Cherry Bedroom Set. from lush forest to roll- been paid.
timore City,
necessary for redemption of the subject property
ORDERED, that notice
Solid Wood, never used, ing meadow land. It is thereupon this 15th be given by the insertion has not been paid, although more than six (6) www.phrmd.org
day of March, 2011 by months from the date of the sale have expired,
brand new in factory Spend time sailing, the Circuit Court of Bal-
of a coy of this order in and more than two (2) months from the date that
THE AFRO AMERICAN,
boxes. English Dovetail. swimming, fishing, timore City,
ORDERED, that notice a newspaper of general
the first of two (2) separate pre-suit Notices of
the tax sale was sent to each required interested
Original cost $4500. Sell exploring or just relax- be given by the insertion circulation in the City of party have expired.
Baltimore City Public Schools.
SUBSCRIBE

Baltimore once a week


for $895. Can deliver. ing at the community
of a coy of this order in
THE AFRO AMERICAN, for three (3) successive
It is thereupon this 29th day of March, 2011, by
the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland, INVITATION FOR BIDS:
Call Tom 240-482-8721 center pool. Properties a newspaper of general weeks, warning all per- ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion BCS-11089
circulation in the City of sons interested in the of a copy of this Order in some newspaper having Provide HVAC System Renovation
are 1 to 3 acres, and Baltimore once a week property to appear in this a general circulation in Baltimore City, Maryland
LEATHER LIVING for three (3) successive Court by the 7th day of
Services at
offer ocean access, once a week for three (3) successive weeks, on
TODAY

ROOM SET. In origi- weeks, warning all per- June, 2011 and redeem or before the 28th day of April, 2011 warning all Chinquapin Building #46
mild climate, spectacu- sons interested in the the subject property and persons interested in the Property referenced
nal plastic, never used. property to appear in this answer the Complaint or above to appear in this Court by the 28th day of The Baltimore City Board of School Commis-
Orig price $3000, Sac- lar natural views and Court by the 14th day of May, 2011 and redeem the Property referenced
thereafter a final judg- sioners is inviting interested companies to
rifice $975. Can deliver. unique site amenities. May, 2011 and redeem
the subject property and ment will be entered herein or to answer the Complaint or thereafter
submit bids to: BCS-11089.
foreclosing all rights of a Final Decree will be entered foreclosing all
Call Bill 301-841-7565 Lots available at 1/3 answer the Complaint or
redemption in the prop- rights of redemption in the property, and vesting
the original price. NEW
thereafter a final judg-
erty, and vesting in the in the Plaintiff a title, free and clear of all In order to participate, interested bidders
ment will be entered
Plaintiff fee simple title to encumbrances. need to visit eMaryland Marketplace website
STARTING PRICES: foreclosing all rights of The Defendants are hereby informed of the latest at https://ebidmarketplace.com
HELP WANTED Waterfront $75,000,
redemption in the prop-
erty, and vesting in the
the property, free and
clear of all encum-
date to file a written Answer or Petition to
Redeem the property mentioned in the Complain
Interior $30,000. Call
Plaintiff title to the prop- brances. described above, and that failure to file a re- Solicitation BCS-11089 will be available for
erty, free and clear of all Frank M.Conaway, Clerk review commencing Friday, April 8, 2011.
Drivers- No Experi- sponse on or before the date specified may result
(757) 824-0808, email encumbrances. TRUE COPY TEST in a Default Judgment foreclosing all rights of
ence ~ No Problem. ebowden@grandbay-
Frank M.Conaway, Clerk Sylvester B. Cox redemption in and as to the Property being The Bid Due Date is Thursday, May 5, 2011
TRUE COPY TEST
100% W. Michel Pierson
JUDGE, CIRCUIT rendered by this Court against them.
at 11:00 a.m. local time. No bids will be
properties.com, or web COURT FOR John A. Howard
Paid CDL Training. Im- JUDGE, CIRCUIT
BALTIMORE CITY JUDGE- Baltimore City Circuit Court accepted after that time. Any questions re-
visitcorbinhall.com, COURT FOR
lated to this solicitation should be directed to
mediate Benefits. BALTIMORE CITY 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 4/8, 4/15, 4/22
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To Advertise in the AFRO call 410-554-8200


Baltimore City Public Schools. BOARD OF LIQUOR LICENSE COMMISSIONERS FOR BALTIMORE CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BALTIMORE CITY
NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
INVITATION FOR BIDS: HOUSING MANAGEMENT
BCS-11090 SOFTWARE SYSTEM
Provide HVAC System Petitions have been filed by the following applicants for licenses to sell alcoholic beverages at the RFP NUMBER: B-1657-11
Renovation Services at premises set opposite their respective names. The real property for these applications will be posted on
William H. Lemmel Building #79 Monday, April 11, 2011. Written protests concerning any application will be accepted until and including The Housing Authority of Baltimore City
(”HABC”) is requesting proposals from
the time of the conference or hearing. Conferences and public hearings will be held after April 28, 2011. interested and qualified entities to provide a
The Baltimore City Board of School Commis-
sioners is inviting interested companies to Interested parties should contact the office of the Board, 231 E. Baltimore Street, 6th Floor, Baltimore, mature, web-based, complete software pack-
submit bids to: BCS-11090. Maryland 21202 or by calling (410) 396-4385 to determine the exact time and date that a particular ap- age of housing authority-specific modules that
plication will be considered by the Board. Written protests will be acknowledged by the Board and such are highly customizable as well as im-
In order to participate, interested bidders protestants will be notified as to the date, time and place of the hearing and/or conference. plementation and on-going maintenance and
need to visit eMaryland Marketplace website support services that meet the evolving needs
at https://ebidmarketplace.com of our complex affordable housing programs
that we administer. Currently, HABC supports
Solicitation BCS-11090 will be available for 1. CLASS “A” BEER, WINE & LIQUOR LICENSE the Public Housing Authority Software (PHAS)
review commencing Friday, April 8, 2011. Yun, Inc. Transfer of location from 4420 4416-18 Park Heights Avenue housing management software system devel-
Bu Sup Yun Park Heights Ave. to 4416-18 Park Heights Avenue oped by Modern Software Technology (MST)
The Bid Due Date is Thursday, May 5, 2011 which the Agency implemented in 2003. The
Jeong Hui Yun Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing
at 11:00 a.m. local time. No bids will be
accepted after that time. Any questions re- Sun Ja Gim programs manage their day-to-day operations
lated to this solicitation should be directed to through this technology system as well as a
the Buyer. 2. CLASS “B” BEER, WINE, & LIQUOR RESTAURANT LICENSE variety of other supplementary technology
New Hong Kong Restaurant, Inc. Transfer of ownership 2426-32 N. Charles Street systems and reporting tools.
Hou Yin Chen PROPOSALS WILL BE DUE no later than
Baltimore City Public Schools Qing Chen 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, May
11, 2011.
INVITATION FOR BIDS:
RFP-11088 3. CLASS BD7, BEER, WINE & LIQUOR TAVERN LICENSE
Semper Fidelis, LLC. Transfer of ownership 900 S. Kenwood Avenue A non-mandatory pre-proposals conference
Communications Support will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at
Alex van Breukelen 10:00 a.m., at 417 E. Fayette Street, Room
The Baltimore City Board of School Commis- Jennifer van Breukelen 416, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202.
sioners invites interested companies to sub-
mit proposals to: provide broad and long- HABC has established a minimum goal of
term Communications Support for a series Julian’s, LLC. Tansfer of ownership from 2312-16 Boston Street
Paul Chrzanowski secured creditor, request to add live entertainment twenty percent (20%) of the total dollar amount
of integrated initiatives. of the proposed contract for Minority Business
Enterprise (”MBE”) utilization, applicable to all
In order to participate, interested bidders Lora’s Fire Side, LLC Transfer of ownership & location 112 S. Broadway minority and non-minority businesses propos-
need to register with eMaryland Marketplace Lorena Morales from 206 S. Broadway ing to provide the requested services as the
by visiting their website at https:// prime contractor. No goal has been estab-
ebidmarketplace.com and clicking the Reg- lished for participation of Women-owned
istration button. Liquor Store of Maryland, LLC Expansion to add 2246-48 E. North Avenue 2246-50 E. North
businesses (”WBEs”), however, HABC
Gregory Fisher to existing license at 2250 E. North Avenue; Avenue strongly encourages and affirmatively pro-
Solicitation RFP-11088 will be available for Joanne Peang request for live entertainment motes the use of WBEs in all HABC contracts.
review commencing Thursday, April 7,
2011. Responders shall also comply with all ap-
KiKi Liquor Store, Inc. Transfer of ownership 3716 W. Belvedere Avenue
Ki Jeong Lee plicable requirements of Section 3 of the Hous-
The Proposal Due Date is Thursday, April ing and Urban Development Act of 1968, 12
21, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. local time. No U.S.C. Section 1701u.
proposals will be accepted after that time. 4. CLASS”B” BEER, WINE & LIQUOR RESTAURANT LICENSE (HOTEL-MOTEL)
Any questions related to this solicitation Shazaline Hospitality Corporation Transfer of ownership 5050 Falls Road The RFP may be obtained on or after Monday,
should be directed to the Buyer, Shabray April 11, 2011, at the following location:
Stanfield at sstanfield@bcps.k12.md.us Alnashir Tejani
Nimet Tejani
Housing Authority of Baltimore City
Sheila Scott Division of Fiscal Operations,
City of Baltimore Purchasing Department
Department of Finance 5. CLASS”D” BEER, WINE & LIQUOR TAVERN LICENSE 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 414
Bureau of Purchases Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Akal Purakh, Inc. Transfer of ownership & location 400 W. Saratoga Street
Parmsit Kaur from 406 Park Avenue Attention: John Airey,
Sealed proposals addressed to the Board of Chief of Contracting Services
Estimates of Baltimore, will be received until, TYPESET:
JaswantWed Apr 13 13:15:37 EDT 2011
Dhaliwal Tel: (410)396-3261 Fax: (410)962-1586
but not later than 11:00 a.m. local time on Leon Albin
the following date(s) for the stated Questions regarding the RFP should be di-
requirements: rected in writing to the address and individual
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BALTIMORE CITY File No. BCI-10#89
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS indicated above, and must include the refer-
APRIL 27, 2011 TYPESET:
ence: HABCWed RFPAprNumber
13 13:06:40 EDT 2011
B-1657-11.
TANDEM AXLE TRACTORS AND LOWBOY VEHICLE LEASE Maxwell C. Cohen, Esq.
RFP NUMBER: B-1658-11
TRAILER B50001927 The Law Offices of Maxwell C. Cohen, LLC
MAY 4, 2011 The Housing Authority of Baltimore City 17 Warren Road, Suite 14-B
SALE OF SCRAP VEHICLES B50001913 Baltimore, Maryland 21208 HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BALTIMORE CITY
(HABC) is requesting proposals from REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
REFLECTIVE SIGN SHEETING B50001914 interested and qualified entities to to lease IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LEGAL SERVICES
TAPERED STEEL SQUARE POLE various vehicles to HABC. BALTIMORE CITY, MARYLAND RFP NUMBER: B-1656-11
B50001918 Civil Action No. 24-C-11-1547 TAX SALE
PROPOSALS WILL BE DUE no later than ORDER OF PUBLICATION The Housing Authority of Baltimore City
www.baltimorecitibuy.org 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, May 2011. REV PS, LLC, Assignee (”HABC”), a public body corporate and politic
Plaintiff created under Maryland law, is requesting pro-
vs. posals from interested, qualified and exper-
A non-mandatory pre-proposals conference IONITA RUTHERFORD, UNKNOWN TENANT/
File No. BCI-10#83 will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at ienced solo practitioners or law firms to repre-
OWNER OF 2635 Park Heights Terr., CASTLE sent HABC as outside counsel for litigation.
10:00 a.m., at 417 E. Fayette Street, Room POINT MORTGAGE, Inc., THOMAS P. DORE,
Maxwell C. Cohen, Esq. 416, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202. Trustee, GOT BAIL, LLC, MORTGAGE
The Law Offices of Maxwell C. Cohen, LLC The contract awarded under this Request for
WHAREHOUSE, Inc., AND MAYOR CITY
17 Warren Road, Suite 14-B COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE CITY and All Un-
Proposals (”RFP”) will require the selected
HABC has established a minimum goal of outside counsel to perform the requested legal
Baltimore, Maryland 21208 twenty percent (20%) of the total dollar amount known Owners of the Property described be-
services in cooperation, consultation and co-
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR of the proposed contract for Minority Business low; all Persons, all heirs, devisees, personal
representatives, and executors, administra- ordination with the HABC General Counsel, in
BALTIMORE CITY, MARYLAND Enterprise (”MBE”) utilization, applicable to all accordance with professional and ethical stan-
Civil Action No. 24-C-11-001985 TAX SALE tors, grantees, assigns or successors in right,
minority and non-minority businesses propos- title, interest, and any and all persons having dards pertaining to the practice of law.
ORDER OF PUBLICATION ing to provide the requested services as the
REV PS, LLC, Assignee or claiming to have any interest in the prop-
prime contractor. No goal has been estab- erty and premises situate in the City of Bal- HABC reserves the right to make multiple
Plaintiff lished for participation of Women-owned contract awards for any or all of the legal
vs. timore, known as Tax Account No. 15-34-
PEGGY A. MILES, MARJORIE M. JONES, businesses (”WBEs”), however, HABC 3347E-011; situate in the City of Baltimore, services required pursuant to this RFP.
MARGARET E. RANDALL, UNKNOWN strongly encourages and affirmatively pro- known as 2635 Park Heights Terrace. Also
TENANTS/OWNERS OF 3616 GWYNN OAK motes the use of WBEs in all HABC contracts. described as Lot size 22x100-4; Ward 15, PROPOSALS WILL BE DUE no later than
AVE., CITIBANK SOUTH DAKOTA N.A., AC- Section 34, Block 3347E, Lot 011 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, May
TION MANAGEMENT, INC., PERFORMANCE Responders shall also comply with all ap- Defendants 4, 2011.
CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, AND/OR MAYOR plicable requirements of Section 3 of the Hous- The object of this proceeding is to secure the
AND CITY COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE CITY and foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the A non-mandatory pre-proposal conference will
ing and Urban Development Act of 1968, 12 herein above described property sold, either di-
All Unknown Owners of the Property de- U.S.C. Section 1701u. be held on Monday April 18, 2011, at 11:00
scribed below; all Persons, all heirs, devisees, rectly or via assignment, by the Collector of Taxes a.m., at 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 416,
personal representatives, and executors, for the State of Maryland and Baltimore City to Baltimore, Maryland, 21202.
administrators, grantees, assigns or succes-
The RFP may be obtained on or after Wednes- the Plaintiff in the proceeding. The Complaint
sors in right, title, interest, and any and all day 2011, at the following location: states, among other things, that the amounts HABC has established a minimum goal of
persons having or claiming to have any inter- necessary for redemption of the subject property
twenty percent (20%) of the total dollar amount
est in the property and premises situate in Housing Authority of Baltimore City has not been paid, although more than six (6)
of the proposed contract for Minority Business
the City of Baltimore, known as Tax Account Division of Fiscal Operations, months from the date of the sale have expired,
and more than two (2) months from the date that Enterprise (”MBE”) utilization, applicable to all
No. 28-02-8253-025; situate in the City of Purchasing Department minority and non-minority businesses propos-
Baltimore, known as 3616 Gwynn Oak Ave. 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 414 the first of two (2) separate pre-suit Notices of
the tax sale was sent to each required interested ing to provide the requested services as the
described as Lot Size 50x172-6; Ward 28, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 prime contractor. No goal has been estab-
Section 02, Block 8253, Lot 025. party have expired.
Attention: John Airey, It is thereupon this 15th day of March, 2011, by lished for participation of Women-owned
Defendants Chief of Contracting Services
The object of this proceeding is to secure the the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland, businesses (”WBEs”). However, HABC
foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the
Tel: (410)396-3261 Fax: (410)962-1586 ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion strongly encourages and affirmatively pro-
herein above described property sold, either di- of a copy of this Order in some newspaper having motes the use of WBEs in all HABC contracts.
rectly or via assignment, by the Collector of Taxes Questions regarding the RFP should be di- a general circulation in Baltimore City, Maryland
for the State of Maryland and Baltimore City to rected in writing to the address and individual once a week for three (3) successive weeks, on Responders shall also comply with all ap-
indicated above, and13must include the2011
refer- or before the 14th day of April, 2011 warning all plicable requirements of Section 3 of the Hous-
the Plaintiff in the proceeding. The Complaint TYPESET: Wed Apr 13:10:09 EDT persons interested in the Property referenced ing and Urban Development Act of 1968, 12
states, among other things, that the amounts ence: HABC RFP Number B-1658-11.
necessary for redemption of the subject property above to appear in this Court by the 14th day of U.S.C. Section 1701u.
has not been paid, although more than six (6) May, 2011 and redeem the Property referenced
months from the date of the sale have expired, herein or to answer the Complaint or thereafter The RFP may be obtained on or after Monday,
Baltimore City Public Schools. a Final Decree will be entered foreclosing all
and more than two (2) months from the date that April 11, 2011, at the following location:
the first of two (2) separate pre-suit Notices of rights of redemption in the property, and vesting
the tax sale was sent to each required interested INVITATION FOR BIDS: in the Plaintiff a title, free and clear of all Housing Authority of Baltimore City
party have expired. BCS-11090 encumbrances. Division of Fiscal Operations,
It is thereupon this 30th day of March, 2011, by Provide HVAC System The Defendants are hereby informed of the latest Purchasing Department
the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland, Renovation Services at date to file a written Answer or Petition to
417 E. Fayette Street, Room 414
ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion William H. Lemmel Building #79 Redeem the property mentioned in the Complain
described above, and that failure to file a re- Baltimore, Maryland 21202
of a copy of this Order in some newspaper having Attention: John Airey,
a general circulation in Baltimore City, Maryland sponse on or before the date specified may result
The Baltimore City Board of School Commis- in a Default Judgment foreclosing all rights of Chief of Contracting Services
once a week for three (3) successive weeks, on sioners is inviting interested companies to
or before the 29th day of April, 2011 warning all redemption in and as to the Property being Tel: (410)396-3261 Fax: (410)962-1586
persons interested in the Property referenced
submit bids to: BCS-11090. rendered by this Court against them.
above to appear in this Court by the 29th day of W. Michel Pierson Questions regarding the RFP should be di-
May, 2011 and redeem the Property referenced In order to participate, interested bidders need JUDGE- Baltimore City Circuit Court rected in writing to the address and individual
herein or to answer the Complaint or thereafter to visit eMaryland Marketplace website at 4/1, 4/8, 4/15 indicated above, and must include the refer-
a Final Decree will be entered foreclosing all https://ebidmarketplace.com TYPESET: Wed Apr 13 13:00:32 EDT 2011 ence: HABC RFP Number B-1656-11.
rights of redemption in the property, and vesting
in the Plaintiff a title, free and clear of all Solicitation BCS-11090 will be available for
encumbrances. review commencing Friday, April 8, 2011. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is accepting
The Defendants are hereby informed of the latest
date to file a written Answer or Petition to sealed bids for the construction project titled
Redeem the property mentioned in the Complain
The Bid Due Date is Thursday, May 5, 2011
at 11:00 a.m. local time. No bids will be
”The Maryland Zoo Oasis Restroom Renova- SUPPORT OUR
described above, and that failure to file a re- tion”. Go to www.marylandzoo.org/
sponse on or before the date specified may result accepted after that time. Any questions related construction for RFP and Bid Form. Any issues ADVERTISERS
in a Default Judgment foreclosing all rights of to this solicitation should be directed to the contact adam.wyatt@marylandzoo.org
redemption in and as to the Property being Buyer.
rendered by this Court against them.
Evelyn Omega Cannon
JUDGE- Baltimore City Circuit Court
4/8, 4/15, 4/22

REQUEST FOR SERVICES


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