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Young Africans Turning A9 Cotillion 2011: Young


to Porn to Escape Poverty A2 Showcasing Character Education Essay Contest Winners Ladies Stepping Out B1

Eight Counts against Currie


Dismissed State Sen.
Ulysses Currie
By George Barnette is still fighting off
AFRO Staff Writer corruption
charges.
Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie, D-Dist.
25, had eight of the 18 charges levied
against by the federal government dropped
as he continues to fight corruption charges.
In the motion to dismiss, U.S. attorney
Rod Rosenstein wrote he is dismissing the
charges in order to “streamline the case”
as trial approaches, claiming these charges

Courtesy Photo/votecurrie.com
would be “duplicative” of other charges in
the indictment.
Currie’s lawyer, James Wyda consented
Courtesy photo to the move by the U.S. attorney, but in its
Pastor Wallace Charles Smith head minister at Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., response said Currie “does not accept the
and his congregation have come under attack by members of the FOX Nation for hosting government’s explanation contained in its
President Obama at the church on Easter Sunday. motion as to the rationale for such dismissal
or the impact of that dismissal on count

Shiloh Baptist Church Target


one.”
Currie was indicted on bribery charges Shoppers as a consultant. “To the contrary,
in September when he was accused of Senator Currie performed legitimate and

of Racist Attacks
conspiring with high ranking members highly visible work for Shoppers, and
of Shoppers Food Warehouse to use his his work for Shoppers was disclosed to
position to advance the company’s interests. members of the legislature as well as those
In total, it was alleged that Currie accepted in the business and civic community,”
By Valencia Mohammed church’s pastor on another Obama and the congregation
over $245,000 in bribes. Kelberman said. “He assisted Shoppers
Special to the AFRO occasion to Obama’s visit. as the “N” word and called
When the indictment was handed down, with significant community relations issues,
“We received over for their deaths.
Currie’s former lawyer, Dale Kelberman among other things, all of which are well
Racial threats were 100 calls, from across the The matter has been turned
refuted those allegations when he told the documented.”
hurled at one of the District’s U.S., that were extremely over to Secret Service because
AFRO Currie received no money under Currie’s trouble even came up in the
most prestigious Black nasty, disrespectful and the threats were directed at
churches after a visit from challenging,” said Pastor President Obama, and could the table and he was legally working for Continued on A4
President Barack Obama Wallace Charles Smith. be considered a hate crime.

Prince George’s Non-Profit Wants


on Easter Sunday. Shiloh “Some were so outrageous “The calls seemingly
Baptist Church, in northwest and vulgar until we had to came from people who were
Washington, became the hang up.” opposed to Obama’s policies
target of criticism after a
member of the FOX Nation,
a national organization of
Shiloh also received
faxes from a group called
[Defecating] on Obama that
and presidency, in general,”
said Smith. “They questioned
whether our church was really
More Youth in STEM Careers
By George Barnette like I didn’t see it; it just wasn’t there.”
White conservatives, linked depicted the president as an Christian and claimed that I
AFRO Staff Writer The non-profit invites professionals
statements made by the ape. The faxes labeled the was racist.”
working in STEM careers to speak with
church congregation as the Pastor Smith gave a speech
Bowie-based Pursuing a Dream Corp. parents and students about how to prepare
“Obama Ass Sniffing Chimps on Jan. 15, 2010, at Eastern
joins the increasing number of organizations themselves for those pursuits. “We try to
of Shiloh Baptist.” University in Pennsylvania.
and community groups pushing kids towards give parents and students guidance, as well
One fax kept referring to Continued on A3 careers in science, technology, engineering and as provide them with insight in terms of what
math (STEM) as it begins to they can expect when they go to college and

Hear the AFRO on The Daily


Economic Development Corp. hold forums to get its message
to the public.
Harry Washington,
what they can expect when they enter these
career fields,” Washington said. “We don’t
want to just give them a practical orientation;
Drum, Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Creates Business Mentoring president and founder of the
organization, says growing
we want to give them people, which creates a
more holistic perspective.”

Program up he didn’t have anyone


he could go to for help
and doesn’t want today’s
One of the professionals speaking at a
May 7 forum was Charles Buntin, Ph.D.,
a program manager with the Federal
By George Barnette economic development corporation generation to share that Aviation Administration. He says one of the
AFRO Staff Writer to expand its mission to assist experience. “In my own things hindering youth entering college is
small businesses in the critical experience, I didn’t have the communication and support. He said these
The Prince George’s County area of strategic development,” guidance,” said Washington. things are important to staying motivated to
Economic Development Corp. said PGCEDC Interim President “I didn’t have guidance at pursue careers in fields that haven’t always
(PGCEDC) has created a mentor- and CEO Gwen McCall. “We school and I didn’t have been receptive to African Americans.
protégé program to provide local also understand the importance of guidance at home. It wasn’t Continued on A7
businesses with technical assistance. having a great financial leader like
The program, two years in the
making, was created in conjunction
with Capital One Bank as part of the
Capital One partnering with us to
assist our companies with business
development.”
Donald Trump Obliviously
PGCEDC’s Small Business Initiative
(SBI) and will provide grant funding
The two-pronged approach to
the program was an unusual request, Continues to Irritate
and consultation to the county’s but it is one Charlotte Ducksworth,
technology-based businesses. director of the SBI and Technology “The” Blacks and Others
“This relationship will allow the Continued on A4 By AFRO Staff

The first week of May was a


rough one for “The Donald.”
Faced with plummeting poll
numbers, an advocacy group’s
campaign to persuade the Black
cast of his reality show to censure
him and CNN commentator Roland
Martin’s assertions that he is a liar
that “loves the sound of his own
voice,” real estate tycoon Donald
Trump, who once boasted of a great
relationship with “the Blacks,” AP Photo/Alex Brandon
Courtesy Photo/PGCEDC has seen his presidential ambitions Donald Trump arrives for the
The Economic Development Corporation held an orientation for the bruised. White House Correspondents
Join the AFRO on
Mentor protegé program. Continued on A4 Dinner April 30 in Washington.
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monitors the porn industry.
African actresses are wanted
for pornography in Europe,
she said. Koh Bela said
Your History • Your Community • Your News New Jersey Girl, 15, Heads of existence, Oprah Winfrey executives in media, and I that companies have added
The Afro-American Newspapers to Harvard dismissed OWN network look forward to his leadership “special Black” pornography
Baltimore Office • Corporate Headquarters CEO Christina Norman as we build our development as a new niche to adult film
2519 N. Charles Street and replaced her with Peter slate and work toward the categories that already flood
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4602 Liguori, chief operating launch of ‘Oprah’s Next the Internet.
410-554-8200 • Fax: 1-877-570-9297 officer for Discovery Chapter.’ Over the remainder Money is what attracts the
www.afro.com Communications. Liguori of the year, Peter and I will performers, Koh Bela said.
will lead OWN until the end work together to recruit a The cities of Doula, Yaoundé
Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892 of the year. permanent CEO for OWN’s and Kribi in Cameroon are
Washington Publisher Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II According to the New next phase of growth.” emerging as African porn
York Times, the decision to In an interview with the production centers, where
Chairman of the Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr. (Courtesy Photo) remove Norman from the New York Times, Liguori
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222 Saheela Ibraheem, 15 actors and actresses brag
position came after several said he plans to increase about their jobs, Koh Bela
Receptionist - Wanda Pearson - 410-554-8200 Saheela Ibraheem, meetings with members of the entertainment value said.
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales a 15-year-old senior at the OWN board of directors of programs on OWN One Cameroonian man,
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289 Wardlaw-Hartridge School and Winfrey, who touted while keeping in line with
who has since dropped
susangould@afro.com in Edison, N.J., is outpacing Norman as a passionate, hard Winfrey’s wholesome brand.
out of performing in the
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount - 410-554-8246 other students her age as worker.
industry, told TheRoot.com
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235 she prepares to attend the “I want to thank Young Africans Turn to
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esteemed Harvard University. Christina for her important Porn to Escape Poverty
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274
At Harvard, Ibraheem will accomplishments, incredible two adult films made by
Director of Finance - Jack Leister - 410-554-8242 major in either neurobiology passion and many sacrifices a French producer. Palesa
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265 or neuroscience. She in helping to launch the Mbau, a 23-year-old South
Director, Community & Public Relations was also accepted to the network,” said Winfrey in a African woman, has a
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243 California Institute of press statement. “With the website catering to adult
Editorial Technology, Princeton, final taping of ‘The Oprah film enthusiasts from which
Executive Editor - Talibah Chikwendu Stanford, Columbia, Cornell, Winfrey Show’ only a few she sells photos and films of
E-mail: editor@afro.com Columbia and a host of other weeks away, I will soon herself for $75 to $100.
Managing Editor - Kristin Gray - 410-554-8277 distinguished schools. be able to devote my full But there are dangers in
Washington Bureau Chief - Zenitha Prince - 202-332-0080, ext. 119 According to a energies to OWN. This is a the industry and HIV/AIDS
E-mail: dceditor@afro.com
blackvoices.com report, natural point of transition, exposure may be the worst
Global Markets Ibraheem cites her and I am confident that risk, according to journalist
Director - Benjamin M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220 parents, who are Nigerian Peter, as an integral part of Habibou Bangré. Condoms
bphillips@afro.com immigrants, as key factors in the launch of OWN, will (Courtesy Photo)
are rarely used during shoots
Washington Circulation/Distribution Manager Palesa Mbau
her scholastic success. She be a terrific partner for me and HIV testing is not always
Edgar Brookins - 202-332-0080, ext. 116
Baltimore Circulation/Distribution Manager has maintained a grade point going forward. He is one of available.
average between 96 and 97 the smartest, most creative Young Africans are
Sammy Graham - 410-554-8266 According to the Joint
and received a 2,340 SAT entering an emerging
Production Department - 410-554-8288 United Nations Program on
score. pornography market in Africa
HIV/AIDS global report,
According to the Star as a way of coping with low
Washington Office 22.5 million people in
Ledger, Ibraheem is also wages and poverty, according
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Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112
AP Photo in the production of sex films according to the June 2010
Customer Service, Home Delivery and Subscriptions: Oprah Fires African- Former OWN network featuring Africans in the Globalization of Crime
410-554-8234 American Female CEO of CEO Christina Norman, small, but growing African Report, but those in the
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Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain NephewA3


A2 The Afro-American, May 14, 2011 - May 14, 2011 May 14, 2011 - May 20, 2011, The Afro-American
By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspi- posted fliers bearing his photo-

Police: Man Set Mom Aflame, Held Teacher Hostage


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
Angela K. Brown George James Bradley, at a Lubbock
multiple timeshospital withseat
in the back blog, she thanked fans and sup-
Associated Press 32, was arrested on attempted third-degree
of the vehicle.burns on herregis-
The SUV, porters for their prayers and
murder and aggravated assault uppertobody,
tered Stewart
Hudson’s said.
murdered offered a $100,000 reward to
FORT WORTH, Texas charges after the morning Superintendent
brother, was towed Richard
with the anyone who returned the boy
(AP) — A Texas man set incident at the Rise Academy Baumgartner
boy’s body inside saidand
he was
is being alive.
fire to his mother, then went school, Lubbock police grazed by by
processed theevidence
knife, and the
techni- Since the investigation,
to a nearby school and held spokesman Sgt. Jonathan teacher was unharmed.body
cians and workers. The Hudson – who gained stardom
a teacher at knifepoint in Stewart said. It was not wasBradley walkedand
later removed into
taken to after appearing on “American
a locked office before the immediately clear Monday the school office about
the Cook County Medical Idol,” and then won an
superintendent broke down afternoon whether Bradley Examiner’s office. that
9 a.m., announced Academy Award for her role in
the door and helped free her, had an attorney. he’d killed his other
Hudson and mother family
and the movie Dreamgirls – has
police and school officials Bradley’s mother was members arrived at the
asked the secretary to call Medical stayed out of the public eye.
Examiner’s office mid-after- The Chicago Tribune report-
said May 9. listed in critical condition 911, Audrey Saldivar, a Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew.
noon to identify the body. ed that a parade of cars moved
school administrator, told
Given the choice between look- slowly past her family’s home

Shiloh Baptist bodyby


Thedirectly
ing Associated at thePress or A spokesman for the office the murders but is being held in Monday morning, past the
phone. Then he became
viewing it on a wall-mounted told the newspaper that Hudson jail for parole violation after news vans, reporters and curi-
agitated, locked the office ous onlookers.
Continued from and A1 her mom, Darnell Donerson who
Courtesy Photos
door, pulled out a knife and
Jennifer Hudson “She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”
forced a teacher into the
Neighbors stood
quietly and
In
was thekilled,
sermonashewell saidas people services.
her brother, Jason.
Baumgartner’s office, she reflected on the
with the mentality of the Ku “If these individuals did said. screen, the family chose
video “remained strong for her fami- being convicted of attempted violence.
Klux Klan wear
the body of her 7-year-old pin-striped plate they
call, X584859are prime examples
was found on the “It wasAccording
latter. just random,”to the ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijack- In front of the Hudson’s
suits
nephew andMonday,
might bejust talk show
hours of what Pastor
Chicago’s West Smith said.
Side after Saldivar Hudson
Tribune, said. “We didn’t
said, “Yes, “She held hands with her fami- ing. Cook County records show home, men in heavy jackets
hosts
after his on body
FOX-TV. This in a
was found However,
police they ahave
received 7 a.m.no call
right know what was happening.”
that’s him.” ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he pleaded guilty to both and hooded sweatshirts came to
angered members of the FOX to threaten our church. We Baumgartner told the AP
was obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also kiss the Avalanche-Journal,
twin white crosses bar-

ACORN Fights Back


AP Photo/Lubbock Zach Lon
Nation when it was brought have done nothing wrong. We that he had been notified of
moment.”
A Lubbock Texas Police officer
convicted in 1998 for posses-
stands over George Bradley ating
Risethe names
Academy of Donerson
after he and
was
to their attention by FOX host were Christians long before The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle. Jason.Bradley, then taking a
the situation and was walking taken into
Hudson, custody
Jennifer’s for–allegedly
sister had Hesetting fire tofrom
was released his prison
mother in Bertha
Sean Hannity, well known for there was a FOX-TV and “Everybody is sick of going
Continued on A7 teacher
been hostage
missing since at the nearby2006
Friday, school before
after servingbeing
sevenarrested
years in Lubbock, Texas, May 9.
his outspoken remarks against will remain in perpetuity,”
Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
through stuff like this,” Artisha
when a relative found Julian’s for the attempted murder and
Obama. said Sammie Ellis, longtime West, a former resident of the
grandmother, Darnell car hijacking charges.
“There
By Alan King might not be Jim member
and DallasatCowboys
Shiloh. players No wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The boy remained missing
area told the Tribune. “We all
Crow anymore…[now he] Clint Morris, professor 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 through a long weekend in young children are dying, and
wears blue pin stripes, goes to of journalism
among the names andsubmitted to group, saying, “Barack Obama in his grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers
lawPresidential
school andcandidatecarries fancy graduate professor of mass for what?”
John election officials. Never Organized with ACORN.” the 7000 block of South Yale
briefs.
McCain’s Now Jimon
attack Crow
ACORN has – communications
Hurd said thoseatworkers, Howard who But Obama’s ties to ACORN run Avenue.
become
Associated James Crow, Esq.
Community University,
were doing those said things
that members
without long and deep. He taught classes An Amber Alert – a desig-
He doesn’t have
Organization to wearNow
for Reform the – of FOX Nation
ACORN’s knowledgehave or targeted
permis- for ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk missing
white robe theanymore
success ofbecause Obama
sion, were since
fired.he became the him for President.
Succeeding in business
confirms the children – was issued Friday
he can wear the
organization, protective
the head of the Democratic
“The evidence nominee forsur-
that has But now ACORN is in trouble. after Julian was discovered
cover of talk radio or get
group says. president in 2008.
faced so far shows they faked Reporter: There are at least missing after the murders.
“This is testimony
a regular new program on
we’ve done and success
to the
we’ve
work forms to get paid
“When talk show hosts
didn’t do, not to
for
stuff
work
ballot
they is all about who you know.
11 investigations across the
country involving thousands of
Police arrested William
FOX,” said Smith at the do not make any efforts to Balfour, the missing boy’s step-
had,” Maude Hurd, president of
university.
ACORN, said in an interview
Hannity hosted several
boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the
dissuade people from making
victim of fraud, not the perpetra-
negative
forms. Starting with your bank.
potentially fraudulent ACORN father and estranged husband
of Julia, at his girlfriend’s
with the AFRO. tor of it. racial comments Announcer: Massive voter Southside apartment several
heated shows following
“When this attack started, we the or engage
Hurd said inthewrongful
only thingsacts, fraud. And the Obama campaign
church visit, which seemingly they are in fact promoting
hours after the murders.
had just announced that we had bogus are the charges them- paid more than $800,000 to an Balfour’s mother, Michele, has
led to the 1.3
registered backlash
millionagainst
new vot-the this behavior,”
selves. And factcheck. Morris orgsaid. ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had
Shiloh
ers,” sheminister.
said. “That’s just to say “Look agrees. at Donald Trump. He efforts. nothing to do with the slayings.
thatSeveral
someone’s calls and e-mails
running scared spent months going
It concluded, around
“Neither Pressuring banks to issue risky Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson
were
because sentof to FOX-TV
ACORN’s seeking the
success.” ACORNcountry nor questioning
its employeesthe have loans. Nationwide voter fraud.
their response.
McCain, who However,
is running for it birth certificate
been found guiltyof of,President
or even Barack Obama. Bad judgment.
did not respond
president by AFRO tick- Obama
on the Republican just tocasting
charged with, plant fraudulent
doubts in Blind ambition. Too risky for
press time.
et, lashed out at ACORN in the people’s minds.”
votes.” America.
final“This
debate remark
againstwas Barackonly a Morris
The said came
problem new about pri-
few minutes of my speech
Obama, contending the group “is marily because
technology allows of thepeople
way Since McCain’s comments, SQUARE HIGH
on the verge of maybe
yet it escalated because a perpetrat- to disguise themselves. than
ACORN operates. Rather ACORN’s 87 offices have been
ing one of the greatest
television personality has frauds in rely on volunteers, it pays peo-
“The Internet and electronic
bombarded with threats and
voter history in this country, ple, many of them poor or unem- racist mail.
decided to take it out of communications allow
maybe destroying the fabric of ployed, to sign up new voters. The day after the presidential
context and label my views individuals
The idea waswith thisboth
to help kind of
those debate, vandals broke into the
democracy.”
as racist,” Smith said. “At hatred to hide
Factcheck.org, a non-partisan being registered and those doing themselves and organization’s Boston and Seattle
best, the FOX
Web site, foundcoverage
those claims wasto gives them opportunities to
the registration. offices and stole computers.
the worst journalism
be “exaggerated,” with I’ve ever spew
“no evi- Maudtheir racial bigotry
explained, “We have to aa After a Cleveland representative BREAD NOT ON THE LIST
seen.”
dence of any such democracy- wider audience,”
zero tolerance policyMorris said.
for deliber- appeared on TV, an e-mail was
Some Shiloh
destroying fraud.”members ate According
falsification to Hannity’s
of registration.” sent to the local office saying she
questioned
Hurd believes why the church
the McCain website,
Most news FOXaccount
Nationneglect
is for to “is going to have her life ended.”
should
chargesbe were thepolitically
target ofmotivat-
insults those opposed
point out that ACORNto intolerance,
is A worker in Providence, R.I.,
when
ed. the minister made excessive
required bygovernment
law to turn incontrol
all reg- received a threatening call say- LEFT RIGHT
the remarks outside of the
She said, “Because it’s low- of our lives, and attempts fail
istration forms. And they also ing, “We know you get off work
church. Shiloh has a history
and moderate-income people, to monopolize
to note that it wasopinion or
the organiza- at 9” and uttered racial epithets.
and people of color, I believe the tion,
of welcoming Republican and suppress freedom of thought, in many instances, that first A caller to one office left a
McCain campaign
Democratic thinksto
presidents those
its brought the phony
expression, registrations
and worship. message on the answering
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
sarily true.” isn’t interested in those fine Barack Obama needs to get
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
For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting (expletive deleted). You guys are
organization has fought for social his political support. fraudulent, and you need to go to
and economic justice for low- McCain: I’m John McCain hell. All the niggers on oak trees.
and moderate-income and I approve this message. They’re gonna get all hung hon-
1 BANANA
Americans. With 400,000 mem- Announcer: Who is Barack eys, they’re going to get assassi-
ber families organized into more Obama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna get killed.”
than 1,200 neighborhood chap- baptism performed at warp Another message said, “You
ters in 110 cities nationwide, speed.” Vast ambition. After col- liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive
ACORN has over the years seen lege, he moved to Chicago. deleted). Welfare bums. You
its share of criticism while advo- Became a community organizer. guys just (expletive deleted)
cating for affordable housing, There, Obama met Madeleine come to our country, consume
living wages, healthcare for the Talbot, part of the Chicago every natural resource there is, Ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction
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But none has been as withering train the ACORN staff. up the welfare and expect every-
and baseless as this one. What did ACORN in Chicago one else to pay for your hospital
With the presidential election engage in? Bullying banks. bills for your kids. I jus’ say let
less than two weeks away, Intimidation tactics. Disruption your kids die. That’s the best Before age five, every room is a classroom.
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What a Party Business Mentoring Program


Continued from A1
MULBA’s Urban Beverage Expo honors community leaders, donates Assistance Center, is glad that
Capital One fulfilled.
companies creating new
technologies,” she said. “We
play in stimulating the
economy.”
funds to worthy causes “When you can get people are always pleased to have The program is not only
to make one commitment, a company like Capital One welcomed by the PGCEDC
Special to the AFRO premier licensee beverage association and that’s a good thing,” partner with us and help our and the companies involved,
on May 6, celebrated 51 years of heritage Ducksworth said. “But when companies go to another but it also caught the attention
The lines for entry wrapped around the achievement through education and rights you can get them to make level.” of the county executive’s
building. The gaming tables were crowded handed down from ancestors to past, two commitments, that’s a Capital One officials office. Nathaniel Tutt, the
with players feeling lucky. The vendors present, and future generations. This year, great thing, and we’re very say the partnership was county executive’s liaison
displayed gorgeous handmade jewelry the event acknowledged such achievement excited about the two-fold natural since it’s one of the for Economic Development
while the sweet aroma of original body by honoring 25 people in and around our commitment that they’ve largest banks headquartered in Prince George’s County,
oils and lotions filled the air. Folks were community who have been the radar of made.” in the Washington, D.C. said that with the growth the
laughing and joking as they went from table positive awareness and served as a guide The year-long program
to table taking pictures, greeting friends, for people in the course of their lives. The will match companies with
tasting wines and lots of other beverages. honorees were: Richard Street, James a Capital One associate who “We recognize the important role small
Of course, food for the soul was provided Brown, Eugene A. Chapman, Melva Cole- will advise them in what those
by Butler’s Bar-b-que and sweet potato pie Fleet, Marie Felder-Lane, Clinton Howard, companies need to do for
business owners play in stimulating the
was provided by Aunt Polly’s Pies. As the Grant Calvin Howard, Sr., Novelette
dee jay played , everyone danced. It was Jackson, Lloyd Henry Jones, Patricia Ellen
success. These companies economy.”
will receive consultation in – Jim Taylor
the Maryland United Licensees Beverage Cummings Jones, Jermaine Miller, The Nu specific area of need, business
Association’s (MULBA) annual Urban Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, development suggestions and metropolitan area. Jim county is expected to see, it
Beverage Expo at the Patapsco Arena. Henrietta Ott, Willie Richard, D.D.S; one-on-one interaction with Taylor, director of community will be led by the kinds of
Since 1960, MULBA has been the Continued on A8 their associate for at least one development banking at businesses targeted by this
hour per month. Capital One says the bank program.
Initially, there will be six understands that in this “The county executive
companies involved in the economy, small businesses are wants to let you know that
program. Ducksworth says necessary for growth. he’s very committed to the
the companies have all had a “Capital One Bank mentor-protégé program
measure of success and this is deeply rooted in this that we are beginning to
initiative is expected to take community and we are deeply reinvigorate here at the
them to another level. committed to providing economic development
“A lot of people may opportunities and providing corporation,” Tutt said.
not realize the wealth of resources for our local “We’re looking forward to
technology and innovation small business owners and the days ahead and bringing
that we have here in Prince entrepreneurs,” Taylor said. a more vibrant technology
George’s County, but we have “We recognize the important economy to Prince George’s
some outstanding homegrown role small business owners County.”

Trump Continues to Irritate


Photo by Bill Tabron
Continued from A1
MULBA honored Carlos Manning, Barbara Peterson, Biddy Wood and Richard Street His journey on a bumpy Jones and rapper Lil Jon, in this world,” Martin wrote.
(not pictured) at the recent Urban Expo Trade Show. public road started May 1, two Black cast members “Instead, the builder of gaudy
when the final moments of the on “Celebrity Apprentice,” buildings replete with the kind
last episode of his “Celebrity to denounce Trump for his of extravagance that would

Eight Counts Dismissed Apprentice” reality show were


abruptly clipped, as President
Obama announced that Osama
“race-baiting” attacks against
Obama.
Trump generated
make a Saudi oil titan blush,
has demanded he be referred
to as Mr. Trump.”
Continued from A1 bin Laden had been killed. widespread media attention “What has been revealed
corruption indictment of “Yeah, sixteen counts,” treasurer was sentenced to Many East Coast viewers recently for aligning with is a man so obsessed with the
former Prince George’s Public Official A responded. one year in jail last month didn’t learn who had been the “birther movement,” sound of his own voice that
County Executive Jack “Yup, damn, they really ... after she pleaded guilty to eliminated from the show questioning if Obama was even when he is caught in a
Johnson. According to the that’s why I was saying man, stealing over $166,000 in until the following morning. born in the U.S. He has raised lie, he pretends it is absolute
indictment on Johnson, he you know we in these jobs, campaign contributions. Then, the Indianapolis question about the president’s truth,” Martin said.
was heard through a wiretap we got to take ... be careful “I’d like to apologize and Motor Speedway announced qualifications to attend A national Quinnipiac
having a conversation about man,” Johnson responded. say how sorry I am,” she at that Trump would no longer Harvard University. University poll released
Currie to a man currently “You know what I’m saying. her sentencing according to drive the pace car in the ColorOfChange Executive May 4 found that 58 percent
identified as Public Official Be careful boy, be careful.” the Baltimore Sun. “I have, Indy 500, presumably Director Rashad Robinson of those surveyed “would
A. Since then, Currie has for all of my life, been an thanks to pressure from told Reuters that Trump’s co- never vote” for Trump, while
“You heard they indicted had to deal with other upstanding citizen. ... I’m the businessman’s critics stars “can’t have a relationship a Marist College survey
Uly Currie tonight right?” controversies as well. Olivia remorseful for what I did.” including the more than with the Black community reported that 75 percent of
Johnson asked. Harris, 65, Currie’s longtime Currie was unaware of 18,000 Facebook users who and have a relationship with New Yorkers polled don’t
that scheme, but it has done joined the group “We Don’t Trump and not call him out want him to run for president.
nothing to take the heat off of Want Donald Trump to Drive for his actions.” Those results crossed party
his current predicament. the Indy 500 Pace Car.” He In a lengthy opinion lines, with 82 percent of
The trial is expected to has been replaced by four- article for CNN’s Web site, Democrats and 66 percent
begin in September. Since the time Indy winner A.J. Foyt, news correspondent Roland of Republicans hoping that
indictment was handed down, several news outlets have Martin apologized to viewers Mr. Trump won’t pursue the
Currie has changed attorneys reported. for the media’s “pathetic and nation’s top office.
and is now being represented On May 5, Black morbidly obese” coverage of That came a day after
by federal public defenders. political advocacy group Trump. the May 3 premier of a
Currie was re-elected to ColorOfChange launched “We have afforded him documentary film titled,
a fifth term by close to 99 a Twitter-based movement the kind of respect normally “You’ve Been Trumped” at
percent majority. to convince lawyer and reserved for people who have Toronto’s Hot Docs filmfest.
television personality Star truly made a major difference The movie details the impact
of Trump’s $2 billion
golf course development
in Scotland which
environmentalists claim has
adversely affected the area’s
ecosystem, Politico reported.
One resident claims in the
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more information: www. Audience members will learn information: 202-633-4844.
gifilmfestival.com. dance movements inspired
by the cultures of the Gullah, May 13
May 12 Geechee, Brazil and Sierra Step it Up 2011
Dance Workshop Leone. The workshop will Dance Place, 3225
May 12-15 N.W. D.C. Various times. the heroic stories of the
The Smithsonian be led by Carol Foster, the Eighth St., N.E. D.C. 8 p.m.
GI Film Festival View films from various American Armed Forces
Anacostia Community executive artistic director Witness this step dance
Carnegie Institution of international and domestic and the worldwide struggle
Museum, 1901 Fort Place, and founder of the DC competition showcasing the
Washington, 1530 P St., filmmakers that honor for American liberty. For
S.E. D.C. 10:30 a.m. Youth Ensemble. For more best talent in D.C. $5-$12.
For more information: www.
danceplace.org.

Blue & White Mayhem: HU


Graduation Celebration
With Rick Ross
Ibiza Nightclub, 1222
First St., N.E. D.C. 9
P.m. Join in the official
celebration of Howard
University’s class of 2011.
Rapper Rick Ross will join
the event, also celebrating
the upcoming release of
Maybach Music Group’s
new album Self Made. $15-
$150. For more information:
partywithrickross.eventbrite.
com.

Teen Talent Show


Auditions
East County Community
Center, 3310 Gateshead
Manor Way, Silver Spring,
Md. 3-5 p.m. Local teens
are invited to an audition
for a teen talent show,
sponsored by The Teen
Escape Club. The winner of
the competition will receive
an opportunity to perform on
Nu Globe Entertainment’s
Fresh TV station on Channel
21 in Montgomery County.
For more information and to
sign up for the audition: 240-
777-4984.

May 14
Family Secrets: What’s In
Your Pocket?
The Smithsonian
Anacostia Community
Museum, 1901 Fort Place,
S.E. D.C. 10:30 a.m.-12:30
p.m. Family historian Maria
Goodwin will help you
explore those special bits
and pieces you carry around
every day to discover your
personal history. For more
information: 202-633-4820.

Calvary Baptist Church


Community Cookout
Calvary Baptist Church,
8330 Crain Highway, Upper
Marlboro, Md. 1-4 p.m.
Calvary Baptist will host a
free community cookout for
you to enjoy food, games,
friends and fun. For more
information: calvarybaptist.
us.

We Rock the District: A


Collaboration of Hip Hop &
Urban Runway
Annabelle Ferguson
Auditorium, 5200 Silver
Hill Road, Suitland, Md.
5:30 p.m. Local group
JaiShaun Urban Runway
Models will present this
collaboration of hip hop and
urban fashion runway. The
event is dedicated to the
awareness and prevention of
teen suicide. $20-$35. For
more information: www.
werockthedistrict.com.

May 15
Africa on My Mind
Educational Series: A
Geography & Culture
Lesson
The Capoeira Studio, 733
Euclid St., N.W. D.C. 4-8
p.m. Author and researcher
Runoko Rashidi will present
this series focusing on the
African presence globally and
the African foundations of
world civilizations. $5-$10.
For more information: 202-
299-8694.

May 18
U Street Live: The Cross
Rhodes Reunion
U Street Music Hall,
1115A U St., N.W.D.C.
8 p.m. Artists Raheem
DeVaughn, W. Ellington
Felton and Incwell will
reunite to form their former
group Cross Roads. $20-
$25. For more information:
crossrhodes.eventbrite.com.

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Nursing Group Commits to Community Service, Touts


Healthcare Reform
By George Barnette Empowered to Provide Elementary School. start to address hypertension said in a statement. “Not are a lot of things built in that
AFRO Staff Writer Community Service in a Gwendylon E. Johnson, in African Americans. “We only is HBP more severe in ensure that the care that you
Global Society” was put on director of Chi Eta Phi talked about the kind of Blacks than whites, but it also receive is the same care that
Last month, Chi Eta Phi full display. Northeast, said the school was healthcare needs, especially develops earlier in life.” everyone else in our country
Sorority Northeast Region In its first act of in need and Chi Eta Phi was in communities of color, that Johnson is hoping is receiving.”
held its annual conference community service stemming glad to help. “They needed needs to be addressed and of there will be new ways to Johnson also spoke of
at the Gaylord Resort at from the conference, the art equipment,” said Johnson. course hypertension is the combat the illness through the fact that the Affordable
National Harbor and its sorority donated supplies “We worked on getting the main one,” Johnson said. the Affordable Care Act. Care Act will have provisions
theme of “Committed and and money to Seat Pleasant health room in order so that
the children had first-aid “We have 23 graduate chapters and 13 undergraduate chapters, our beta
Non-Profit
Continued from A1
supplies that they need.”
Johnson said the school
was in need of things as
chapters, and each chapter was given an assignment for something to
pack for the kids, be it art supplies, books or socks.” -Gwendolyn E. Johnson
simple as writing utensils.
“It’s very important that from doing anything.”
That’s why the entire region, According to the American Chi Eta Phi thinks bill also providing funding to get
youngsters communicate William Gordon, Ph.D., a
which spans from Connecticut Heart Association, Chi Eta known as President Barack more minority participation
because not everybody is professor in the Department
to Virginia, banded together Phi has good reason to be Obama’s healthcare reform in healthcare professions. She
going to like you,” Buntin of Biology at Howard
to help the school out. “We concerned about hypertension has key measures that will be says that the education aspect
said. “It’s also very important University, agreed with
have 23 graduate chapters and among African Americans beneficial to many African of the reform is something
that you connect with Buntin at the forum. He said
13 undergraduate chapters, as it says nearly 40 percent Americans in addressing Chi Eta Phi is wants the
support groups. We started young people have to stay on
our beta chapters, and of Blacks are stricken with hypertension and other public to know about.
a support group when I their path regardless of what
each chapter was given an high blood pressure. “If ailments. “In communities of color
was at Rutgers University happens to them. “You really
assignment for something to you’re African American, “One of the bigger focuses you need to have healthcare
because engineering need to change what you see
pack for the kids,” Johnson there’s a good chance that is the fact that it will bring the providers that look like you,”
students, particularly African is best for you irrespective
said, “be it art supplies, books you, a relative or an African- opportunity for the access to she said. “As a result there’s
Americans, weren’t doing so of what other people think
or socks.” American friend has the quality healthcare,” said. “Not money in there to support the
well. We studied together; we of you,” Gordon said. “Your
The group’s push towards disease, which is also known just saying that you have an education enhancement for
did all-nighters together and a own passion has to drive you
community service doesn‘t as HBP or hypertension,” the insurance card and you can those who need to provide
lot of other things.” to do what you think you do
stop here. It is also going to American Heart Association go get healthcare, but there that care.”
Buntin, also the hardware best.”
development manager for Gordon says not to worry
the Human Research Facility
in the International Space
Station, says students should
because there’s a light at the
end of the tunnel. He says
the demand is so high for
Police: Man Set Mom Aflame
Continued from A3
work to keep their negative minorities in STEM careers
experiences from consuming that if kids work hard, they’ll toward the office, but when he saw the prevent violence being done.” his knife and did not resist arrest, the
them. He says no matter be able to write their own suspect lock the door, he entered a back Baumgartner said he fell backward superintendent said.
what happens, they need ticket. “There is a tremendous door to the office as other staff members as the door opened and the suspect came All classrooms were immediately
to stay positive and push void in the STEM areas in this ran out. out swinging the knife. The man did not placed on lockdown, and no children
through obstacles. “Although country to the point where “I heard screams, and realized say anything as he stared at Baumgartner, witnessed the incident, Saldivar said. The
discrimination may have we’re recruiting from foreign someone else was still in there, so I who had gotten up and grabbed a chair, charter school, which serves about 200
some truth to it, don’t get countries,” Gordon said. “So, started kicking the door open,” he said. before he walked toward the front of the students from pre-kindergarten through
so caught up in that because a minority person with strong “I just reacted to an instinct. I made a office. the eighth grade, is made up of portable
what that does is weigh credentials in any of the same split-second decision, because I knew The teacher was able to run out buildings and no classrooms are in the
on the inside of you,” he areas can have, not only a he had a knife and there was somebody of Baumgartner’s office and out the same building as the office, she said.
said. “Discouragement will viable career, but can have a in there screaming for their life. I just back office door, he said. Then the Lubbock, which is in West Texas, is
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Study Discloses 62 Percent Drop in Home Mortgages


to Blacks and Latinos
By Kenneth J. Cooper minority groups were two disparities are not directly University, says the report has
Courtesy image
Special to the AFRO to four times more likely to reflected in the national data, limitations in explaining why
receive subprime loans, which which do not include credit minorities fare less well in the
(America’s Wire) — Since have higher rates. By contrast, scores of borrowers or ratios housing market, a trend he
the housing market collapsed, the disparities were much of loan amounts to values acknowledges. For instance,
mortgage lending to African narrower for loans insured of homes. Nor does the he says focusing only on first
Americans and Hispanics by the government’s Federal Federal Reserve Bank collect mortgages and comparing
has plunged precipitously Housing Administration, information on foreclosures borrowers in the same income
– by more than 60 percent, which has attracted a growing by race and ethnicity. levels would provide a sharper
according to a new study number of borrowers during Jourdain-Earl blames a picture of home-buying trends
of loan information that the credit crunch. cycle of higher cost loans in particular, since African
banks submit to the federal The study concluded that being made to minorities for While the real estate industry is beginning Americans and Hispanics, on
government. a “dual mortgage market” leading to higher levels of to see some increases, Blacks and Latinos are average, earn
Together, African has emerged, with White defaults and foreclosures, receiving fewer of the mortgages being made. less than Whites.
Americans and Hispanics and Asian borrowers having ultimately causing “greater Academics at Harvard’s
were able to borrow 62 better access to lower-cost disparities in access to credit.” housing center and elsewhere
percent less to buy or mortgages than African He raises the possibility Home Mortgage Disclosure to Whites and Asians, and are examining whether current
refinance homes in 2009 than Americans and Hispanics, of an unknown degree of Act and analyzes racial-ethnic lower percentages to African credit standards are unduly
in 2004, before the market patterns in prime, subprime Americans and Hispanics. restrictive and not justified
crashed, the computerized and FHA loans, which Jourdain-Earl questions by the economic situation.
analysis finds. With lenders “The higher cost for mortgage credit also together constitute the vast whether FHA was acting in In response to criticism from
imposing tighter credit majority of the market. accord with its affordable Herbert and the Mortgage
standards, mortgage dollars
translates into African Americans and Mortgages made to housing goals. Bankers Association,
going to non-Hispanic White Latinos having lower homeownership Hispanics have decreased the
most, by 63 percent, to $78
Sullivan says the shifting
racial balance of FHA
Jourdain-Earl says his focus
borrowers also declined, was the flow of credit to
though by considerably rates and lower opportunities to build million in 2009 from $214 borrowers merely reflected different racial-ethnic groups,
less—17 percent. Asians fared million in 2004. Lending that Whites predominate in not the reasons behind the
best, obtaining nearly an equal
wealth, lower educational achievement to African Americans has the mortgage market and disparities. “I wasn’t trying to
amount in mortgages. and higher unemployment.” dropped to $49 million from
$122 million, or 60 percent.
have turned to the agency in
increasing numbers. “That’s
ascertain the why but to shine
The study, released last a bright light on the outcome
month, was conducted by - Maurice Jourdain-Earl Whites have been affected not because of any application and the effects on wealth and
Maurice Jourdain-Earl, much less and Asians barely. of unfair lending practices, he homeownership rates,” he
founder and managing who on average pay more to discrimination, noting an New mortgages to White says. “It was a consequence says.
director of ComplianceTech own or refinance a home – if “erroneous notion” that borrowers declined to $1.1 of what was happening in the In the study, Jourdain-Earl
in Arlington, Va., which they can obtain a mortgage. minorities caused the housing billion from $1.3 billion, or marketplace.” urges the FHA to study “the
advises financial institutions “The higher cost for market’s collapse, despite 17 percent. Lending to Asians Sullivan notes, though, potential of adverse effects”
on fair lending practices. The mortgage credit translates the relatively low amount stayed almost the same at that the U.S. Department from its credit standards
study also found wide racial- into less money for basic in mortgages they received, about $128 million, with the of Housing and Urban and proposed that federal
ethnic disparities in how often necessities,” Jourdain-Earl compared with those for difference being equivalent to Development is investigating laws should require lenders
financial institutions approved writes. “The higher cost for White borrowers. one modest mortgage. 22 lenders to determine to report on foreclosures,
mortgage applications and mortgage credit also translates The Mortgage Bankers “Analyzing the issue whether their imposition defaults, short sales and loan
made mortgage loans during into African Americans Association declined to of access to mortgage of higher credit standards modifications, including the
the six-year period. and Latinos having lower comment on the report credit by race is significant than FHA’s minimums has race and other demographics
Whites were about twice homeownership rates and because, spokeswoman because of the central role had a discriminatory impact of those borrowers.
as likely as African Americans lower opportunities to build Melissa Key says in an e-mail, homeownership plays in on African-Americans and He also calls for
and Hispanics to be approved wealth, lower educational “The author does not control building personal wealth,” Hispanics. implementing financial reform
for prime mortgages with the achievement and higher for any of the factors that Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.), Chris Herbert, research legislation enacted last year
lowest interest rates, while unemployment.” could lead to rate or approval ranking Democrat on director of the Joint Center for “in a way that promotes
members of the two largest Reasons for the lending differences across borrowers.” the House subcommittee Housing Studies at Harvard sustainable diverse lending.”
Barry Zigas, director on capital markets and
of housing policy for the government sponsored

What a Party
Get $4,000* Consumer Federation of enterprises, says of the report
Thinking About toward your American, agrees with in an e-mail. “As a 2010 study
Jourdain-Earl that a dual from Brandeis University
Buying a Home? home purchase
in Baltimore City market exists. Zigas says illustrates, for example, the Continued from A4
it is unclear whether the wealth gap between African- Ronald A. Grayson, Earline Holland, Lonnie Sutton,
Attend the BUYING INTO BALTIMORE Homebuying Fair &
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credit scores of African- only growing larger, having Tilghman, Barbara D. Peterson, Deborah J. Brown, Robert
Saturday, May 14, 2011, 8:30am - 2pm at Polytechnic High School
Americans and Latinos, quadrupled over the course of Haynes-In Memoriam and Sen. John Jeffries. The Dr.
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Raven Blount isn’t “cool,” but if they were true friends


Cradlerock School – Howard County they wouldn’t make fun of you for being
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Being Comfo
Teacher: Estelle O’Connor
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comfortable in my own skin is most r own skin means to love
your individuality, up-
Liaison: Vera Wilkens/Howard County Being comfortable in you know when to seek
important. hold good morals, make
your own cho ices , but also
Sponsor: Legg Mason I have a diversified group of friends guidance from others.
at different times and
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great friends that I met
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I know that my true friends are very places. I had friendships
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up, friendships that I mad ating in other af-
The essay that inspires me the most is supportive of me being successful and friendships that I made
playing sports and par ticip
essa rily consider myself as the
making the right choices for my future.
nec
“Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin” Wh ile I did not
ter- school activities. dless follower with-
my friends, I was not a min
In this article, Cassandra says that leader or “boss” of all of
written by Cassandra C. Stevenson. In her out an opinion. I had a
mind of my own and the cou rage to voice my
there were times
essay, she explains how important it is to stay because of her self-confidence, hard work opu lar. Of cou rse,
y were unp
opinions, even when the t dec isio n. And to be honest, I
ing the righ
true to yourself, which is an issue I can relate and the choices she made, she received when I struggled with mak
takes along the way . Fort una tely, I had two
definitely made a few mis vided guidance which help
ed
to. I truly value my self-confidence and the opportunity to attend Morgan State loving parents that insti lled valu es and pro
g
som e of my friends were doin
ability to believe in myself in all situations of University on a full scholarship and r pre ssur e whe n
me stand up against pee e wro ng.
hea rt wer
my life. graduated with honors. I also plan to things that I knew in my
being “cool” that they
nds got so caught up in
She talks about how some of her friends attend college and pursue a career in the Some of my childho od frie
When it was “uncoo to l” get good grades
never finished high school.
got caught up in being “cool” and they never medical field and specialize in pediatrics. or take school seriously,
I did not wor ry abo ut wha t some of my friends
was important to
finished high school. This is the life story Reading about Cassandra’s success knew doing well in school
might say. My real friends wha t I valu ed. I was not ashamed
for who I was and
of every teenager. We’re faced with nothing encourages me that success is possible for me and they accepted me
Cassandra C.
self -con fide nce to stand up and
rent because I had the
or embarrassed to be diffe
but choices, and in the end, it’s up to us to me by making the right choices; it inspires defend the things that wer
e important to me.
decide what’s right and what’s wrong. For me to work so much harder in everything
Stevenson
Mor-
ortunity for me to attend
fidence provided an opp
My hard work and self-con hon ors. I
I do.
with
example, in many situations children lie to and grad uate
a full academic scholarship
Tax Manager,
gan State University on ree from
received a graduate deg
their parents. I know that behavior will not “Self-confidence and integrity will be educational pursuits and
went on to continue my g Mason and hold the pos
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Finance Department
now an emp loye e of Leg
get me anywhere in life, thus I have made tow of the most important characteristics American University. I am
of tax manager.
the decision to tell my parents anything that that helped me develop into the person I Legg Mason In closing, self- confidence
and integrity are two cha
racteristics that
have different
I feel will put me in a bad place. Whenever am today. We all have different qualities, helped me develop into
the person I am tod ay. We all
y
different and special. The
values and beliefs that make us different and
e us
anyone is in a position where they don’t beli efs tha t mak
qualities, values, and the con fide nce to be yourself.
and hav e
special. The key is to recognize them and key is to recognize them
feel comfortable, they should always seek
guidance so that they can make sure they’re have the confidence to be yourself.” This
staying on the best path for their future. quote from Cassandra will always stay with know there are many opportunities out there my tomorrow. I have learned to/Bla always try
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Mark Machen However, intelligence does not come


Success is Measured
Magothy River Middle School – Anne naturally; it takes a lot of hard work to
build your intelligence. by Character, Not S
Arundel County
Teacher: Mrs. Lewis
Hard work takes some sacrifice
because sometimes you have to study
My name is Lyn
Spring, Md. loc
nette Featherston
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Principal: Christopher Mirenzi
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instead of playing video games, just
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and have a bre have worked for
intelligence day after day, and it ence in all aspe adth of networ
cts of the busin k management
Professional: Lynette Carter trial engineerin ess. I received a experi-
all comes through hard work. By g from Morgan ba chelor’s degree
administration State University in indus-
(MBA) from the and a master’s
working hard, Ms. Carter was able University of Ma of business
ryland.
What is Success? to receive a bachelor’s degree in
Any successes tha
purpose; and en
t I ha ve attained I att
ribute to the pu
industrial engineering from Morgan
durance in that rsuit of values an
What is true success? Lynette Carter, pursuit. d

State University. She was also able


Given the curre
Verizon’s sourcing process leader in Silver misdeeds that
nt lev els of governme
ntal, corporate,
to achieve a master’s of business
continue to be and individual
Spring, Md., says that success is measured standing of virtue
, ethics and chara
disclosed in the
media, I believe
ethical
an under-
by character, not status. So what is character? administration from the University ab ilit y to curb ethica
l misconduct an
cte r as es sential traits wi
ll enhance our
of Maryland. Currently, she works
d succeed in so
Character is your personality and the way you Virtue is a conc
ept that always
ciety.

look at situations and react to them. By learning with negotiating multi-million- individual. In cla
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from Lynette, I truly believe that success is a
the excellence ly ethics was vir
of character. Th tue ethics,
character virtue erefore, success
contracts. From what I read,
is actually a qu
quest to achieve your goals and focus on your adhere to the fol
, not status. Th
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success is obtai
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Lynette did not go through any


lowing traits of
character. Of all the character traits that can lead character that ned as we
environment: ho would be virtuo
nesty, loyalty, sin us in any
to success, I want to write about intelligence major problems or difficulties. be ne vo len ce, sensitivity, he
cerity, courage
lpfulness, coop
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By Edgar Brookins
AFRO Staff The 2011 debutantes: Kiera Willis (first row, left) Ciara Roberts, Lyndzey Elliott, Tia Thompson,
Under the leadership of Hazel M. Cameron, chairwoman of Reani Lewis, Jocelyn Collins, Tierra Arnold, Stranjae’ Ivory-Boynes, Imani Bigsby, Lauren
the Ivy Foundation of NOVA’s Board of Directors; Michelle Jones, Porter, Leah Bankett and Ashley Brewton
Miss Cotillion 2010 Lauren president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Zeta Chi Omega chapter
Simmons and the newly and planning committee co-chairwomen Demaris Thompson and
crowned Miss Cotillion 2011, Carolyn Rowe, 12 young ladies made their society debut at the
Stranjae’ Ivory-Boynes Hilton Crystal City Hotel in Alexandria, Va.
This was the 54th annual cotillion, which concluded more than
five months of cultural and educational activities designed to Lyndzey Elliott, second attendant and
enrich the lives of the debutantes. In addition to the cultural Ashley Brewton, Miss Congeniality.
events, the young ladies participated in workshops and and Jones, hundreds of family The official charge to the
seminars on budgeting, interviewing skills, career choices, members, friends and supporters debutantes was given by Dr. Barbara
college life and health/fitness awareness. witnessed the crowning of Stranjae’ Shaw, chairwoman, National Council
After welcoming remarks and greetings by Cameron Ivory-Boynes as Miss Cotillion of Negro Women (NCNW). Linda
2011; Tierra Arnold, first attendant; J. Washington was the mistress Miss Cotillion 2011 with family
of ceremonies. After the formal and friends
program, the evening concluded with
Ade’leaka Gore, former second vice president,
dinner and dancing.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Dr. Barbara Shaw,
chairwoman, NCNW and Michelle Jones, chapter
president

Miss Cotillion 2011 and her


court: Second attendant Lyndzey
Elliott, Miss Congeniality Ashley
Brewton, Miss Cotillion 2011
Stranjae’ Ivory-Boynes and first
attendant Tierra Arnold

Zeta Chi Omega Chapter members


Debutantes perform the minuet with their escorts.

Fathers and daughters perform the waltz.

Mistress of
Lauren Simmons,
ceremonies Linda
Miss Cotillion 2010
Michelle M. Jones, J. Washington,
and Michelle Jones,
chapter president, member, Zeta Chi
Demaris Thompson, co-chairwoman; Hazel Cameron, president, Zeta Chi
gives greetings and Omega Chapter
chairwoman, Ivy Foundation of NOVA; Michelle Jones, Omega Chapter
welcome remarks.
chapter president and Carolyn Rowe, co-chairwoman

Photos by Rob Roberts


Mothers of the 2011 debutantes

The escorts. Isaiah Floyd (first row, left), Jamal Payne,


Fathers of the 2011 debutantes Moms and dads perform the waltz. Angelo Carter, Justin Brooks, Dwayne Holloway; 2nd row
- Jacob Collins, Kimari Moore, Aaron Williams, Christopher
Bradley, Michael Tesfaal and Khalil

H undreds gathered at Sojourner-


Douglass College’s Annapolis
campus to honor the life and legacy of
Attendees gather around
civil rights activist Coretta Scott King
the Coretta Scott King
with the official opening of a memorial
Memorial Garden
garden.
Although rain threatened to damper
the festive occasion, hundreds lined
a multipurpose room for a program
that included remarks from Bernice
A. King, daughter Scott King and late
civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.;
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Event organizer Carl O.
Gansler and Imam Talib Shareef. Also Snowden, civil rights director
in attendance was a delegation from for Maryland’s attorney
general’s office, and Bernice
Ghana. A. King, daughter of Martin
Scott King died Dr. Charles W. Simmons, Luther King Jr. and Coretta
in 2006 at age 84. president Sojourner- Scott King and former
Douglass College Southern Christian Leadership
Conference president

Imam Talib
Shareef of Masjid
Muhammad gives
the invocation.
Dr. Charles W. Simmons, Dr. Charlestine R. Fairley, Carl Snowden,
Congressman Chris Dr. Charlestine
Dr. Bernice A. King and Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler
Van Hollen, D-Md. R. Fairley, dean The Rev. Ruby
of Sojourner- Moone, president,
Douglass College’s Maryland SCLC
Annapolis campus,
gives the statement
of occasion.
Photos by Rob Roberts

Despite the threat of rain, a large crowd Evelyn C. Mason and her daughter, The Annapolis Drum
attended the ceremony. Jessica C. Henderson, sing “Oh, How and Bugle Corps
I Love Jesus.”
B2 The Afro-American, May 14, 2011 - May 20, 2011

Faith Pulse
President Obama Names Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook Ambassador-at-Large
for International Religious Freedom
Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, who was confirmed by the freedom is the birthright of to Congress, a report that examines the state of religious
U.S. Senate on April 14 as Ambassador-at-Large for all people everywhere; a freedoms in 198 countries throughout the globe.
International Religious Freedom at the Department of foundation of civil society, A noted leader in the religious community, Johnson
State’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will be sworn- a key to international Cook is adept at developing inter-faith synergies. Founder
in May 11.  security, and it must always and president of Wisdom Worldwide Center, and a former
The first woman and person of African-American be a pillar of U.S. foreign advisor on President Bill Clinton’s Domestic Policy
descent to hold this position, Johnson Cook was appointed policy.” Council, Johnson Cook is the first female and African
by President Barack Obama, and will serve as principal Johnson Cook plans to American to serve as chaplain to the New York Police
advisor on religious issues globally to him and Secretary of embrace the mandate of Department, a position she has held since 1990, and has
State Hillary Rodham Clinton. She will be supported by the the International Religious served as the senior pastor of Bronx Christian Fellowship
office of International Religious Freedom in the Bureau of Freedom Act, while Baptist Church in New York City since 1996.
Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. aggressively promoting Johnson Cook also served as the senior pastor to The
Upon her confirmation, Johnson Cook said, “I am deeply the growth of the Office Mariners Temple Baptist Church from 1983 to 1986. A
honored by the trust that President Obama and Secretary of International Religious graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Johnson Cook also
Clinton have placed in me to serve our nation in advancing
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Freedom.  Plans also holds a bachelor’s from Emerson College, a master’s from
Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook
the right to freedom of religion abroad. I am similarly call for Johnson Cook to The Columbia University Teachers College, a master’s of
persuaded in my mind, heart, and soul that religious provide oversight of the Annual Religious Freedom Report divinity from Union Theological Seminary and a doctorate
of ministry from The United Theological Seminary.

Obituaries
Paulette Y. Heath, 48
Educator
Paulette Yvette Heath, a
Louis M. Eggleston Jr., 61 Washington, D.C. public school
teacher for more than 25 years
Retired Airman and proud member of Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority, passed
Louis Mason Eggleston Jr. suddenly to work as a security guard on a part-time away on May 4. She was 48
departed his earthly home on April 19. basis. years old.
He was born Sept. 18 1949, in Newburgh, Louis was a quiet person, devoted Paulette was born on
N.Y. He was the only child born to father and always willing to lend a helping Oct. 8, 1962 to James Arthur
Virginia and Louis Eggleston. hand whenever called upon. He enjoyed and Johnnie Mae Thomas in
Washington, D.C. She began
Louis was educated in the public school sports, exercising, reading and listening to
her early years of learning in
of Prince George’s County and graduated R&B and jazz music. He had an extensive the Prince George’s County,
from DuVal High School in Lanham, Md. collection of albums and CDs. Md., public school system.
He continued his education at Kentucky Louis is survived by his mother, She attended Hillcrest Heights
State University where he also became Virginia H. Eggleston; his daughter, Tara Elementary, Benjamin Stoddert
a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. K. Eggleston; aunt and uncle Patricia and Junior High and finished at PAULETTE Y. HEATH
Potomac Senior High School in Wonderland Day Care,
After three years, he left Kentucky State Vernon Hawkins; cousin and his wife
1980. where Johnnie Mae was her
to accept a position with the federal Ronald and Tanya Hawkins; cousins After graduating from high “supervisor.” Paulette let
government. In the government, he held LOUIS M. EGGLESTON JR. Barbara Martin and Valerie Hawkins; Vicki school, Paulette decided to everyone know that well or sick,
several positions until finally retiring from Jones and her husband Michael and other pursue a career in teaching. Johnnie Mae expected her to
the U.S. Air Force. After his retirement, Louis continued relatives and friends. She enrolled at Bowie State work. Ever the “fashionista,”
University and received a Paulette enjoyed working
Free Service bachelor’s degree in early retail at many stores, including
childhood education. While Lane Bryant and Mr. B’s. She

Hilarious, sweet
Obituaries are printed for
“ free by the
AFRO-American
at Bowie State, she was on
the dean’s list of academic
finally decided to move forward
and became employed by the
Newspapers the last week excellence and pledged the Eta District of Columbia public

and relatable.
of each month. Send Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha
” funeral program and
picture to:
Sorority. Paulette was forever
proud of being a lady of pink
schools. In April 1986, Paulette
began her teaching career at
Obituaries, River Terrace Elementary
Mike Sampson, Joblo Baltimore AFRO-American and green. School. It was here in “Mrs.
Newspaper, Paulette learned good Heath’s class” that many
2519 N. Charles Street, work ethics from her mother children received their first
“one of the MoSt SatiSfying Baltimore, MD 21218 while working at Alice and formative learning. She opened
roMantic coMedieS to coMe her heart and dedicated herself

along in yearS.” “THE PERFECT COMEDY” to instructing pre-kindergarten


children for more than 25 years.
She nurtured not only the minds
Max Rosenhaus, WJLB-FM
george hickman, Scene-StealerS
of early learners, but embraced
“laugHTER FROM
bEginning TO EnD... their parents as well. It was
“Bridesmaids reacheS levelS of i DEFiniTElY RECOMMEnD her enthusiasm that provided
sEEing THis FilM!” unique experiences for the
hilarity and heart that MovieS eathaRon tayLoR, theyBF.CoM
students at River Terrace. She
like theSe haven’t reached in “YOu’ll laugH took great pride in establishing
and maintaining a ski club
over a decade.” – a lOT!” and ski team at River Terrace,
Peter Sciretta, SlaShfilM
owen GLeiBeRMan,
entertainMent WeekLy
with the team winning first
place in numerous D.C. public
“iT’s a school competitions. Paulette’s
commitment to children
MusT-sEE.”
eRicKa Boston, sister 2 sister continued right up to the
“Fun, FaiTH-FillED very end. Her devotion to her
anD Full OF laugHs! profession is a tremendous loss
bEsT ROManTiC COMEDY to the River Terrace Elementary
OF THE YEaR!” School community.
While working at Alice
Jawn MuRRay,
toM Joyner Morning shoW
and Wonderland, Paulette not
“THis is THE
only learned work ethics, but
TYPE OF MOviE caught the eye of her soul mate
wE nEED MORE OF!”
teRRence J, 106 & park, Bet – Melvin Dennis Heath. They
met in August of 1986. On May
“HilaRiOus!”
Devi Dev, 2, 1991, by the romantic ocean,
kBXX 97.9 the BoX houston Paulette and Melvin married in
Nassau, Bahamas. They pledged
their love until death parted
them. Neither knew it would be
so soon. From this loving union,
a son was born: Paulette’s pride
and joy, her son, Melvin “Mel
Mel” Dennis Heath Jr.
Paulette Heath leaves to
cherish her memory: committed
and caring husband, Melvin Sr.;
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On the Clock with Russ Parr Vineyard Serves as


Popular Radio Personality Setting for ‘Fish Out
Turned Filmmaker Dishes of Water’ Comedy
on New Movie ’35 & Ticking’ By Kam Williams
By Gregory Dale AFRO: Explain the creation Special to the AFRO
AFRO Staff Writer of “35 & Ticking.” Why did
you want to bring this story to Jason Taylor (Laz Alonso), a rising star at Goldman
He’s conquered the airwaves and light? Sachs’ Manhattan office, never introduced any of his
he’s tackled book writing, but now radio RP: I watched so many of friends or family members to his relatively refined fiancée,
personality Russ Parr can add filmmaker my friends hit “that age.” It’s Sabrina Watson, (Paula Patton), the whole time they were
to his sprawling résumé. After breaking not just women —but guys dating. After all, her high-falutin’ parents (Angela Bassett
out on to radio in the late 1980s, Parr [also say], “I haven’t found the and Brian Stokes Mitchell) have a mansion up on Martha’s
later went on to host his own show on the right [person]” and “I don’t Vineyard, so he’s a little embarrassed about hailing from
District’s WKYS. Now, the nationally have any kids.” And women humble origins and the fact that his widowed mom, Pam
syndicated Russ Parr Morning Show want to start having kids before (Loretta Devine) works as a window clerk in a Post Office in
reaches 3.2 million listeners in 45 cities they reach that magical age of Brooklyn.
across the country. 40. I’ve watched a lot of friends Nevertheless, that doesn’t prevent Jason from popping the
Parr is currently gearing up for of mine just say, “I’m getting question after a whirlwind romance of just five months and,
his new movie 35 & Ticking. The married no matter what…the when Sabrina accepts, the two decide to tie the knot right
independent film, which marks his fourth clock is ticking.” I’m dealing Russ Parr away at her folks’ place up on the Vineyard. However, that
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work that he’s written and directed, is a with real Black relationships in means that the Taylor and the Watson clans will finally meet
hip romantic comedy with an all star cast a fun and dramatic way. company] backing, and have to go the for the first time on the island.
including Nicole Ari Parker, Kevin Hart, independent route. It’s sad because there This sets the stage for the epic ghetto vs. bourgie clash
Meagan Goode, Wendy Raquel Robinson AFRO: How was the chemistry you are a lot of great stories that don’t get which ensues over the course of one incomparably-eventful
and many more. and the cast members had with each told. There are a lot of great independent
The AFRO spoke to Parr about his other? films that I know about that should be
breakout in the movie industry and the RP: Incredible. A lot of them signed in theaters, but they’re not going to be.
efforts it took to put this new film together. on because they liked the script. I have Then they want to put us in the same
just one rule and it is no one is allowed box — If Tyler Perry’s movie doesn’t do
AFRO: Starting off, you’ve already to yell at anybody on the set. We shot 35 well, we’re not seeing another Black film
had an amazing career in radio. & Ticking in 15 days, so we had to move. for another six months. Hollywood looks
Explain your crossover into becoming a You can’t have conflict and people going at it like, “Black films aren’t in right
filmmaker. at it. So, everybody pretty much followed now, look what Tyler did.” I’m not being
Russ Parr: I’ve always dabbled in the rule. Everybody liked each other and disrespectful to Tyler in any way and I’m
the TV and film side. I actually have a we had fun. [You have] to give actors a not knocking his hustle at all. I’m glad District native Laz
degree in radio television and film from little room to bring personalities to their he found a formula that works, but some Alonso and Paula Patton
California State University, Northridge. characters. It really worked out. of us have formulas that could work, too. star in the new comedy,
Radio provided me with an opportunity To be honest, I haven’t made any money Jumping the Broom.
to feed my kids. The entertainment AFRO: Explain why you think it’s from any of my movies, but I’m still
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industry is very competitive and can cost important for the African-American doing it because I think that someone
you a lot of money and I didn’t have that. community to embrace Black is going to recognize me as something weekend in Jumping the Broom, an old-fashioned “fish out
But I always had a love for writing and independent films. other than a radio personality. There’s of water” comedy marking the feature film debut of veteran
in fact, I wrote my first script about 15 RP: We’re not getting the same more to me than just that. TV director Salim Akil (“Girlfriends” and “The Game”). Not
years ago. It just sat in my drawer for amount of opportunities and we’re all put only does this unlikely gathering serve as fodder for plenty
about 10 years before I decided to do into the same box. It’s like the definition “35 & Ticking” comes to theaters in of coarse jokes, but the festivities also take on the distinct
something with it. That’s pretty much of success for Black films is Tyler Perry. Washington D.C., Baltimore and Atlanta tone of a soap opera as all manner of messy skeletons come
how I got started. You don’t want to put There are a lot of other Black films that on May 20. For more information, visit: bursting out of the closet.
all your eggs in one basket. are not going to get the [major film www.therussparrmorningshow.com. Not surprisingly, most of the laughs come courtesy of the
trashy Taylors while the uptight Watsons are the ones with
the shocking revelations. Since it would be unfair to spoil the

Stephanie Mills Rekindles ‘the Fire’ With flick by divulging the latter, allow me to elaborate solely on
the movie’s lowbrow brand of humor.

Tour and New Album


For example, flirtatious cousin Malcolm (DeRay Davis)
offends a bridesmaid by saying, “I don’t usually talk to
dark-skinned girls, but I’m making an exception with
By Gregory Dale Do With My Lovin’?” in career? the Way, Feel the Fire, I Feel you.” Furthermore, he confesses to feeling nervous about
AFRO Staff Writer 1979. The single marked Stephanie Mills: I feel Good, Home, Never Knew the presence of Caucasians since, “Any time I’m around
Mills’ coming of age and her blessed and I feel fortunate. Love…I’m singing a lot of the White people, I get arrested.” Yet, that doesn’t prevent
Her string of memorable collection of subsequent hits Will Downing and I [recently] older songs. the loquacious ladies man from later developing a case of
hits have been embedded quickly ushered her into R&B played in Las Vegas and “jungle fever” when he has his head turned by the clumsy
in R&B fans’ hearts for hall of fame status. we had great show. It was AFRO: Let’s talk about but comely, White wedding planner (Julie Bowen).
decades, and now, soul singer After nearly three decades just wonderful to not have ‘Breathless.’ Explain the Speaking of guests dating the help, maid of honor Blythe
Stephanie Mills is setting out in the music industry, Mills something new out, and to creation of this album and (Meagan Good) rejects Malcolm’s awkward advances
to rekindle this magic once slowed down in the early have people still come. The what listeners can anticipate. in favor of the smoothly-seductive chef McKenna (Gary
more. 2000s following the birth of house was almost full. I just SM: Well, I wrote a song Dourdan). And elsewhere on the sprawling estate, Pam’s
her son. Now, the singer is felt appreciated. called “Breathless” and I just middle-aged, best friend, Shonda (Tasha Smith), finds herself
celebrating her return and thought it was such a nice falling for a charming Yale University undergrad (Romeo
anticipating the release of AFRO: So, what’s been title that [I made] it the title Miller) less than half her age.
her album Breathless. your proudest moment? of my album. I’m staying true Then there’s Jason’s Uncle Willie Earl (Mike Epps),
She’s currently SM: Having my son. He’s to who I am, but just with an who hates ferries because, “They make you feel like they’re
touring across 10 years old now…that was updated version of music. taking you back to Africa.” Still, the movie’s most divisive
the country my proudest moment. I’m staying very true to my remarks are reserved for sassy Pam who feels “like a bald
and will R&B roots and what people stepchild at my own son’s wedding” after the bride and
come to Rams AFRO: Your career must are used to me sounding groom initially refuse to incorporate the heirloom she’s
Head in be pretty demanding. How do like−just with a 2011 sound. I brought along into their solemn ceremony.
you manage it all and taking have Josiah Martin producing Mother Taylor would like the couple to “jump the
care of your son? tracks. Donald Lawrence is broom” in accordance with a longstanding, cultural tradition
SM: Well, I took some overseeing the project for dating back to slave days when their ancestors weren’t
time off to take care of him. me. He’s connecting me with even allowed to marry legally. “You’re Black!” she blurts
I haven’t been working a lot. some R&B that have wanted out in frustration to try to shame her horrified hosts into
Now, I’m getting back into it to work with him for a very acknowledging their roots.
because he’s 10. But I wanted long time. So, it’s coming As hopeless as the situation sounds, leave it to the Rev.
to be home together very nicely. James (Bishop T.D. Jakes) to minister to this dysfunctional
when he menagerie. With him on the case, it’s merely a matter of time
Stephanie Mills before compromises are reached, vows are exchanged, and
came home AFRO: When will it be
comes to the from school released? the entire wedding party’s doing the Cupid Shuffle as the
Rams Head On and those SM: We don’t have an closing credits roll.
The African-American answer to Meet the Parents.
Stage in Annapolis formative
years.
exact date because we went
back and redid some tracks. Very Good (HHH stars)
on May 19 But there will be a single out Rated PG-13 for sexuality and profanity.
AFRO: probably by the end of June. In English, French and Italian with subtitles.
Mills first captured Annapolis, Md., on What can Running time: 113 Minutes
audiences’ attention when she May 19. The AFRO spoke fans expect at your show at AFRO: You’ve already Distributor: Columbia TriStar Pictures
was just a youth, appearing with Mills about her upcoming Ram’s Head? had an amazing career. But
in many Broadway hits album, her tour and life as a SM: We just revamped the is there something that you’d love that. I’d like to have a
including the classic musical performer and mother. show that we performed in like to do that you haven’t perfume line and a clothing Stephanie Mills comes to
The Wiz in 1975. Shortly Vegas. It’s upbeat. I wanted already? line made for petite women. Rams Head On Stage on May
thereafter, the Brooklyn AFRO: You’ve been in to do a show that I enjoyed SM: I want to release a It seems like everything is 19. For more information and
native exploded into the R&B the music industry for quite and knew that my audiences children’s book. I also want to made for tall women and I’m to purchase tickets, visit www.
scene and scored her first a long time. How does it feel would enjoy. I’m going to sing continue touring and do a lot small−that’s something that I ramsheadonstage.com and
hit with “What Cha Gonna to have had such a lengthy all of my songs−Something in of shows because I absolutely want to do. www.stephaniemillsmusic.com.
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Former Howard SID Honored with CoSIDA Rising Star Award


By Perry Green energy and enthusiasm to as the assistant director of
for reporting to four different an annual honor awarded
AFRO Sports Editor the profession make that communications/sports liaison
conferences on a regular to a top-performing UMES
individual a ‘rising star’ in the for the Southwestern Athletic
basis, including the Mid- employee in athletics.
Former Howard University collegiate communications Conference (SWAC).
Eastern Athletic Conference “Chevonne has always
Assistant Sports Information field,” stated Ed Hill, the But before she joined the
(MEAC), the Atlantic Soccer worked hard,” said G. Stan
Director Chevonne Mansfield longtime senior sports SWAC, Mansfield served at
Conference (ASC), Great Bradley, sports information
will be honored this summer information director for Howard University for three
West Conference (GWC) and director at the University of
as the 2011 CoSIDA Rising Howard and current at-large years, managing the medial
Coastal Collegiate Swimming Maryland Eastern Shore. “She
Star Award recipient for the board of director for CoSIDA. relations for all women
Association (CCSA). has done a tremendous job of
University Division (Division “I am truly honored to be a athletics and administering
Prior to Howard, setting goals for herself and
I organizations), according to part of CoSIDA and to receive Mansfield then achieving them. It’s no
reports. this award,” said Mansfield, Chevonne Mansfield, the assistant director served fulltime surprise that she has moved
According to CoSida. who will be honored in June of communications/sports liaison for the as a sports up the ladder of success in
com, the Rising Star Award at the CoSIDA National Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), information this profession. She is very
is presented to sports Convention in Marcos Island, will be given the CoSIDA Rising Star award assistant for the worthy of this prestigious
information personnel with Fla. “It truly means a great for excellent service. University of honor.”
a maximum of 10 years or deal to me and I’m very proud Maryland-Eastern Mansfield, 28, carries a
less serving at their college to be honored with so many Courtesy Photo/CoSida.com the school’s athletic Shore while completing her bachelor’s degree from St.
or university. The “rising distinguished professionals.” website. According to Hill, graduate studies. There, she John’s (2004) and a master’s
in 2010 to take her position
star” must exude “dedication, Mansfield left Howard Mansfield was responsible was named Hawk of the Year, degree from UMES (2007).

Howard’s Keith Pough Listed among Top-10 Linebackers in FCS


By AFRO Staff Championship Subdivision (FCS) for the 2011 football season
scheduled to kickoff in August, as reported by howard-bison.
College football season is months away, but Howard com.
University’s football team is already gaining national attention According to Ed Hill Jr., Howard’s sports information
for the upcoming season. director, the 6-foot-3-inches, 235-pound red-shirt junior from
The Sports Network recently cited Bison linebacker Orangeburg, S.C., has proved that he has the natural “speed
Keith Pough as one of the top-10 linebackers in the Football and range” an outside pass rusher needs, leading the FCS last

Bison linebacker Keith Pough Courtesy Photo

season with 28.5 tackles for loss of yardage, including 10.5


sacks.
Hill said Pough gave “early notice” his freshman season
that he would eventually develop into a “special player.” He
recorded 35 solo tackles, 12.5 of them for losses as a redshirt
freshman in 2008. He now has 157 total tackles, 40 for losses
in is career.
“He improved considerably because he learned to read plays
better and put himself in excellent position, where his natural
ability, which is always full speed - takes over,” Hill stated.
“He finished the season with 100 tackles, five QB hurries, four
forced fumbles and three passes defended.”
A member of the the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
2010 first team, Pough is a favored candidate to win MEAC
Defensive Player of the Year in 2011.

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May 14, 2011 - May 20, 2011, The Afro-American B5

Howard Dominates UMES in Prep for MEAC


Softball Championship
By AFRO Staff the Lady Bison didn’t need bat” to Christine Sborz who overall record, 8-7 against
great pitching in the season smacked a two-run double at the MEAC, and will take
Howard University’s finale, as junior centerfield the top of the second round on Bethune-Cookman
softball team finished its Marissa Coats found her that led to a 7-0 cushion in the MEAC Softball
season with a dominating win batting stroke, posting a lead that Howard never Championship scheduled May
over Mid-Eastern Athletic perfect 3-for-3 at bat for three relinquished. 12-14 at the Ormond Beach
Conference for University runs and six runs-batted-in Howard finished the (Florida) Sports Complex in Photo Courtesy of Howard University
of Maryland Eastern Shore (RBI). She passed the “hot regular season with a 16-26 Ormond Beach, Fla. Marissa Coats scored three runs in the season finale.
on May 8. It was one of their
finest batting performances
of the season, smashing in 15
runs to the Lady Hawks’ five
runs.
Junior Samantha Gatson
earned the win as the leading
pitcher for Howard; she gave A WEEKEND
up six hits in the game. But
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B6 The Afro-American, May 14, 2011 - May 20, 2011

Health
May is Healthy Vision Moth
Keep an Eye on Your Vision
Trending Therapy Procedure Eliminates Surgery for
Foot and Ankle Patients
the healing procedure better than any previous form of
surgery could. (Stock Photo)
“The technology has kind of always been there,” African Americans
says Dr. Sean T. Grambart, an Illinois foot and ankle and Latinos are at
surgeon who presented on PRP at the American higher risk for eye
College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons’ (ACFAS) Annual disease.
Scientific Conference in Fort Lauderdale last March. Special to the AFRO
“We’ve always known that platelets contain factors that
stimulate healing but it was hard to initially execute it. Americans agree that eyesight has a huge impact on day-
to-day living and is one of the senses they fear losing most.
But surgeons have devised [some new techniques] and Unfortunately, people often do not pay attention to their
it’s taken off from there.” eye health unless they notice a problem. Many common
(Courtesy Photo/MorgueFile.com) After PRP therapy, a patient wears a protective boot eye diseases that can lead to vision loss and blindness,
Foot and ankle patients are quickly discovering Platelet- for four to seven days before they can start to advance such as diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, or age-related
macular degeneration, often have no early warning signs or
rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, a new form of treatment that in their activities. Grambart, who has been using the symptoms. Having regular eye exams to make sure the eyes
uses the body’s own natural ability to heal itself instead procedure for four years, has referred to it for patients are healthy and seeing their best is important for everyone.
of surgical operations.
that suffer from Achilles tendon pain, nonunions (bones However, the risk of vision loss and blindness is higher for
By Stephen D. Riley that fail to heal) and acute ligament injuries in athletes. some people based on race, ethnicity, and other demographic
and socioeconomic factors.
AFRO Staff Writer With the increased use of PRP therapy, Grambart You might be at higher risk for eye disease if you have
believes that “realistically, there’s a variety of ways you a family history of eye disease; have diabetes; are African
The recovery time from foot and ankle surgery can can use it and it’s one of those things that seems to work American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Alaska
be extensive for most patients. Going under the knife on all kinds of tissue.” Native; or are older than 50. Some diseases affect certain
populations disproportionately.
for Achilles tendon injuries, bone fractures, arthritis However, although PRP has been widely effective, • Glaucoma, which affects your side or peripheral vision
and other related feet and ankle issues isn’t guaranteed the varying pathologies within different body and blood first, is three times more common in African Americans
to correct the pain but is definitely assured of leaving structures eliminate the procedure from being full proof. than in Whites. It is a leading cause of blindness in African
patients subdued for a credible amount of a time. Americans.
“It seems to help most patients, but it’s unpredictable,”
• Diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness caused
However, a trending therapy process is revving up the Grambart cautions. “Just because it works on one patient by uncontrolled diabetes, occurs more often in Hispanics/
recovery time without the pain or procedure of surgery. doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to work on the other, Latinos than in Whites.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is the latest technique for several factors.” • American Indians and Alaska Natives are 35 percent
under the new health sector known as Orthobiologics, more likely to have diabetes than the average adult in the
Continued research to expand the use of PRP United States, putting them at increased risk of diabetic eye
which is being used by foot and ankle surgeons and therapy to all patients is the next step in the advanced disease.
picks up where medication, physical therapy and other treatment. Although the first form of PRP was reportedly • Older adults are at higher risk of developing age-related
past healing methods are leaving off. eye diseases and conditions such as age-related macular
used 20 years in dentist operations, Grambart sees the degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, or cataract. AMD is a
Using PRP, a growth factor found in blood platelets trending procedure as the next step in body treatment leading cause of blindness in Whites.
that promotes the healing of bones, cartilage, blood and recovery. “I think we are just seeing the tip of the “If you are at higher risk of eye disease, having a
vessels, tendons and tissue, surgeons are getting patients comprehensive dilated eye exam is the best thing you can do
iceberg with how PRP affects the different tissues within
back up and running faster than ever before. The to protect your vision,” said Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D.,
the body and how it can be used to advance healing.” director of the National Eye Institute, part of the National
procedure incorporates a small vial of the patient’s blood
Institutes of Health. “A comprehensive dilated eye exam is
which is then spun in a centrifuge to separate out the a painless procedure where your eye care professional puts
For more information on PRP therapy visit www.
PRP, which then is injected directly to injured site. The drops in the eyes to dilate, or widen, the pupil so he or she
foothealthfacts.org can get a good look at the back of the eye to check for signs
process is simple, eliminates major surgery and attacks
of eye disease. With early detection, treatment can slow or
stop vision loss and reduce the risk of blindness.”
In addition to having regular eye exams, eating a healthy
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D.C. Fitness Challenge Tackles Obesity Epidemic


Washington, D.C. — Aimed at battling D.C.'s alarming obesity rate, one of the highest in • One in every three children living in the District is at risk of becoming, or is already,
the country, on May 14 Project Fitness Community and WIAS (Wellness In American Schools) overweight.
will host the second annual DC Fitness Challenge. The event will take place at McKinley • Citywide, obesity rates are extremely disproportionate between races. The report shows
Technology High School, located at 151 T St., N.E., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. that less than one in 10 White residents is obese;
The DC Fitness Challenge is a community-focused health and fitness competition designed while rates rise to one in every three African-
to help combat the city's overweight and obesity crisis through encouraging local communities American residents.
to get active and fit. The event began last year as a way to motivate fitness enthusiasts to reach • More District residents die each year
back into their communities and inspire young people to get involved in health and fitness from the complications of obesity-related
activities. Through friendly competition, participants motivate future generations to start their diseases than from AIDS, cancer and homicide
fitness journey. combined.
"This event will challenge both the athleticism and character of our city," said Chickaro • Costs of overweight and obesity in the
Martin, founder of Project Fitness Community, in a prepared statement. "The competition District were estimated to be more than $400
will highlight how individuals, supported by local businesses and organizations, can make an million in 2004.
impact through supporting healthy lifestyles at all ages. At the same time, we'll find out who the Project Fitness Community is an initiative
fittest people in DC are and how they got there." of WIAS (Wellness In American Schools), a
In the District, adult and childhood obesity rates have reached epidemic proportions, with local non-profit organization helping to prevent
more than half of all residents either overweight or obese, according to the latest figures childhood obesity. Proceeds from the DC
released by the DC Department of Health (DOH). The DOH Overweight and Obesity Action Fitness Challenge will help support free student
Plan shows the statistics get worse in DC's most underserved wards. The risk of being workshops throughout the year.
overweight or obese can be forecast with some certainty simply by looking at zip codes.
• More than half of all adults living in the District (55 percent) are overweight or obese—this For more information and to register
rate skyrockets to 72 percent in Wards 7 and 8. for the Challenge, please logon to: www.
dcfitnesschallenge.org/. Stock Photo
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Administration No.
2011ADM411
August 1, 2009 - August 7, 2009, The Washington Afro-American B7
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EMPLOYMENT 547-0442 ing meadow land. Spend shall enter their appearance REGISTER OF WILLS REGISTER OF WILLS
in this proceeding. Objec-
time sailing, swimming, tions to such appointment 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
shall be filed with the Regis-
ter of Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001, on
or before November 13,
Civil Action No. Magistrate Judge
UNKNOWN HEIRS Lena Celeste
(Signed inLoman
chambers)
08-6085 L(RP) Decedent 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
Florence Ginwright, (Action Involving
whose address is 1710 D Real Property NOTICE OF
Street, SE Washington Bukfol, Inc. EXISTENCE OF
DC 20003, was ap- Plaintiff REVOCABLE
pointed personal repre- v.
sentative of the estate of Havilah Real Property Ser-
James Edward Wood, v i c e s , L L C ; V L K , L L C ;
TRUST
Lena Celeste Loman (name
of deceased settlor) whose
May 14, 2011 - May 20, 2011, The Afro-American B9
Fabco Investment Corp. address was 517 Fern Place,
TYPESET: Tue May 10 11:34:50 TYPESET: EDT Tue 2011
May 10 who died EDT
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LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES 1995 LEGAL without NOTICES
a Will. All eral LEGAL of theNOTICES
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NW, Washington DC 20012
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created NOTICES
a revocable trust on TYPESET: Tue May 10 11:32:31
LEGALEDT 2011
NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES
unknown heirs and heirs Columbia; July 28, 1989, which re-
Superior Court of whose whereabouts are All unknown owners of the mained in existence on the
Superior Court of Superior Court of
the District of unknown shall enter their property described below, date of her death on October DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY
the District of their heirs, devisees,per- 9, 2010, and Lillian L. the District of
District of Columbia appearance in this REQUEST FOR BIDS
District of Columbia
PROBATE DIVISION proceeding. Objections sonal representatives, Barnes, whose address is
INVITATION NO. 110050 District of Columbia
PROBATE DIVISION executors, administrators, 9417 Utica Place,
DC CLEAN RIVERS PROJECT PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C. to such appointment (or g r a n t e e s , a s s i g n s o r Springdale, Maryland 20774
Washington, D.C. ANACOSTIA RIVER PROJECTS Washington, D.C.
20001-2131 20001-2131 to the probate of de- successor sin right, title, is the currently acting trustee,
cedent´s will) shall be interest and any and all hereinafter the Trustee. DIVISION C, CSO-019 OVERFLOW AND DIVERSION STRUCTURES 20001-2131
Administration No. Administration No. Communications to the trust Administration No.
2011ADM379 2011352 filed with the Register of p e r s o n s h a v i n g o r
Wills, D.C., 515 5th claiming to have any inter- should be mailed or directed The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) is soliciting bids for 2011ADM385
Willie Winthrop Stark, Gladys A. Bettis est inthe leasehold or fee to Cheryl Chapman Hender- Invitation No. 110050: Division C, CSO-019 Overflow and Diversion Structures. This James B. Lancaster Sr.
Jr Decedent Street, N.W., 3rd Floor simple in the Property de- son, Esq. at 4920 Niagara
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . is part of DC Clean Rivers Project for controlling Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) Decedent
Decedent Dena C. Feeney Esq scribed as Square 6153 Lot Road, Suite 200 College to the Anacostia River. NOTICE OF
NOTICE OF 1010 Wayne Avenue 20001, on or before 0 0 3 5 , m o r e c o m m o n l y Park, Maryland 20740.
O c t o b e r 2 9 , 2 0 11 . known as a vacant lotin the The Trust is subject to claims APPOINTMENT,
APPOINTMENT, Suite 220 The following listing enumerates the major items of work included in this contract: NOTICE TO
NOTICE TO Silver Spring MD Claims against the de- 200 block of Valley Avenue, of the deceased settlor’s
cedent shall be pre- SE,whose southwest creditors, costs of admin- CREDITORS
CREDITORS 20910 istration of the settlor ’s
0
Construction of a cast-in-place concrete Diversion Chamber over the existing AND NOTICE TO
AND NOTICE TO Attorney sented to the under- boundary lies 25 feet from estate, the expenses of the Northeast Boundary Trunk Sewer
UNKNOWN HEIRS NOTICE OF signed with a copy to the the northeast boundary of
229 Valley Avenue, SE, and deceased settlor’s funeral 0
Construction of a cast-in-place concrete Overflow Structure
UNKNOWN HEIRS
Valerie Lancaster Beal,
Gail J. Stark, whose address APPOINTMENT, Register of Wills or filed whose northeast boundary and disposal of remains, and whose address is 220 River-
is 10105 Baltimore Avenue, NOTICE TO with the Register of Wills l i e s 2 5 f e e t f r o m t h e statutory allowances to a The project requires completion within 699 consecutive calendar days. side Blvd., Apt 38A New
#3207, College Park, MD
CREDITORS with a copy to the under- southwest boundary of 237 surviving spouse and chil- This project is estimated to cost between $25,000,000 and $35,000,000. York, NY 10069 was ap-
20740 was appointed per- signed, on or before Valley Avenue, SE,Wash- dren to the extent the de- pointed personal representa-
sonal representative of the AND NOTICE TO ceased settlor’s residuary
The date for receipt of bids is June 8, 2011.
estate of Willie Winthrop UNKNOWN HEIRS October 29, 2011, or be ington, DC probate estate is inadequate
tive of the estate of James B.
Defendants Lancaster, Sr. who died on
Stark, Jr., who died on March D o r i s H a n f o r d a n d forever barred. Persons ORDER OF to satisfy those claims, costs, This project may be funded in part by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
January 7, 2011 with a will,
13, 2011 without a will, and Wanda Brownlee, whose believed to be heirs or PUBLICATION expenses, and allowances. (EPA). A Fair Share Objective for Minority and Women´s Business Enterprises and will serve without Court
will serve without Court su- address are 754 Ken- legatees of the decedent In accordance with D.C. Claims of the deceased set- participation in this work of 32% and 6%, respectively, has been established. The supervision. All unknown
pervision. All unknown heirs
nedy Street NE, who do not receive a Code §47-1375, the object of tlor’s creditors are barred as program requirements are fully defined in USEPA´s Participation by Disadvantaged heirs and heirs whose
a n d h e i r s w h o s e
Washington DC 20011, copy of this notice by mail this proceeding is to secure
against the Trustee and the Enterprises in Procurement under EPA Financial Assistant Agreements - May 27, whereabouts are unknown
whereabouts are unknown trust property unless pre- 2008.”
and 10919 Jarboe Ave- within 25 days of its first the foreclosure of the right of
shall enter their appearance
shall enter their appearance redemption in the following sented to the Trustee at the in this proceeding. Objec-
in this proceeding. Objec- nue, Silver Spring MD publication shall so in- real property, located in the address provided herein on The Davis-Bacon wage determinations shall apply. tions to such appointment (or
tions to such appointment (or 20902, respectively were form the Register of District of Columbia and sold or before November 13, 2011 to the probate of decedent´s
to the probate of decedent´s appointed personal re- Wills, including name, by the Mayor to the Plaintiff in 6 months after the date of the
DC Water Owner Controlled Insurance Program will provide insurance. will) shall be filed with the
will) shall be filed with the
presentative(s) of the address and relation- this action, described as first publication of this no- Register of Wills, D.C., 515
Register of Wills, D.C., 515 tice). An action to contest the
5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor estate of Gladys A. Bet- ship. Square 6153 Lot 0035 and
validity of this trust must be Bid documents are available at the Department of Procurement, 5000 Overlook
5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
tis, who died on October Date of Publication: assessed to Havilah Real Washington, D.C. 20001, on
Washington, D.C. 20001, on commenced by the earliest of Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20032. Sets of Bidding Documents can be procured or before November 13,
or before November 6, 2011. 25, 2010 with a will, and April 29, 2011 Property Services, LLC,
which property is known as a (1) Octomber 9, 2011 (one for a non-refundable $150 purchase price each, payable to DC Water. Payment must 2011. Claims against the de-
Claims against the decedent will serve (with, without) Name of newspaper: year from date of death of the be in the form of a money order, certified check or a company check. Documents cedent shall be presented to
vacant lot in the 200 block of
shall be presented to the Court supervision. All un- Afro-American Valley Avenue, SE, whose deceased settler) or (2) can be shipped to Bidders providing a Federal Express account number. the undersigned with a copy
undersigned with a copy to
the Register of Wills or filed
known heirs and heirs Washington Law southwest boundary lies 25 N o v e m b e r 1 3 , 2 0 11 ( 6 to the Register of Wills or filed
Reporter months from the date of first with the Register of Wills with
with the Register of Wills with whose whereabouts are feet from the northeast
publication of this notice) or The DC Water Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant is a secured
unknown shall enter their Florence Ginwright boundary of 229 Valley Ave- facility. Persons intending to pick-up Bidding Documents are to contact the Depart- a copy to the undersigned, on
a copy to the undersigned, on (3) ninety days after the or before November 13,
or before November 6, 2011, appearance in this Personal n u e , S E , a n d w h o s e Trustee sends the person a ment of Procurement at 202-787-2020 for access authorization. 2011, or be forever barred.
or be forever barred. Persons proceeding. Objections Representative northeast boundary lies 25 copy of the trust instrument Persons believed to be heirs
believed to be heirs or to such appointment (or 301-341-5577 feet from the southwest and a notice informing the For procurement information contact Mr. Carlo Enciso; email carlo.enciso@dcwater. or legatees of the decedent
boundary of 237 Valley Ave-
legatees of the decedent who to the probate of de- TRUE TEST COPY nue, SE, Washington, DC.
person of the trust’s exis- com, (voice 202-787-2029). who do not receive a copy of
do not receive a copy of this
cedent´s will) shall be TYPESET: OF
REGISTER TueWILLS
May 10 11:37:56
The complaint EDT 2011
states, among
tence, the Trustee’s name this notice by mail within 25
notice by mail within 25 days 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 o t h e r t h i n g s , t h a t t h e and address, and the time al- For technical information contact: DETS-Construction.Bid.Inquiry@dcwater.com days of its first publication
of its first publication shall so filed with the Register of lowed for commencing a
amounts necessary for re- shall so inform the Register
inform the Register of Wills, Wills, D.C., 515 5th proceeding. of Wills, including name, ad-
including name, address and Street, N.W., 3rd Floor SUPERIOR COURT OF demption have not been The Trustee may proceed to
View DC Water website at www.dcwater.com for current and up coming solicitations.
paid. dress and relationship.
relationship. Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . THE DISTRICT OF Pursuant to the Chief
distribute the trust property in Date of Publication:
Date of Publication: 20001, on or before COLUMBIA accordance with the terms of May 13, 2011
May 6, 2011 Judge´s Administrative Or-
O c t o b e r 2 9 , 2 0 11 . PROBATE DIVISION the trust before the expiration
Concrete General, Inc. is seeking MBE Name of newspaper:

SUPPORT OUR
der Number 02-11, it is this

ADVERTISERS
Name of newspaper: of the time within which an Afro-American
Claims against the de- Washington, D.C. 19th day of April, 2011,
Afro-American
Washington Law cedent shall be pre- 20001-2131 ORDERED by the Superior
action must be commenced
unless the Trustee knows of
subcontractors & suppliers who perform Washington Law
Reporter
Reporter sented to the under- Foreign No. Court of the District of Colum-
bia that notice be given by
a pending judicial proceeding various types of work relating to highway, Valerie Lancaster Beal
Gail J. Stark signed with a copy to the 2011FEP52 contesting the validity of the
Personal Register of Wills or filed Date of Death
insertion of a copy of this Or- trust or the Trustee has re- bridge, & utility construction in the Mary- Personal
Representative
der in the Washington Afro-
Representative
301-345-4153
with the Register of Wills December 31, 2010 American, having a general
ceived notice from a potential
contestant who thereafter land area. Call Mark Miller 301-948-4450. TRUE TEST COPY
917-576-8302
with a copy to the under- Lawrence Amman
TRUE TEST COPY
signed, on or before Decedent
circulation in the District of commences a judicial EEO REGISTER OF WILLS
TYPESET: Tue May 10 11:35:18 EDT 2011
REGISTER OF WILLS Columbia, once a week for proceeding within sixty days 5/13, 5/20, 5/27
5/6, 5/13, 5/20 October 29, 2011, or be NOTICE OF three successive weeks, no- after notification.
forever barred. Persons APPOINTMENT tifying all persons interested This Notice must be mailed
OF FOREIGN in the real property described
believed to be heirs or postmarked within 15 days of
Superior Court of PERSONAL
above to appear in this court its first publication to each
the District of
legatees of the decedent by the 29th day of June, heir and qualified beneficiary
SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
who do not receive a REPRESENTATIVE 2011, and redeem the real
District of Columbia copy of this notice by mail AND property by payment of
of the trust and any other per-
PROBATE DIVISION son who would be an
within 25 days of its first NOTICE TO $1,056.40, together with in- interested person within the
Washington, D.C. publication shall so in- CREDITORS terest from the date the real

To advertise
meaningof D.C. Code, sec.
20001-2131 form the Register of Mary K. Robitaille whose ad- property tax certificate was 20-101(d)
Administration No. Wills, including name, dress is 10860 Bucknell purchased; court costs; rea- Date of Publication:
2011ADM383 Drive, #201, Silver Spring, sonable attorney´s fees; ex-
address and relation- MD 20902 was appointed penses incurred in the pub- May 13, 2011
Bessie S. Page ship. Name of newspaper:
Decedent personal representative of l i c a t i o n a n d s e r v i c e o f Afro-American
Date of Publication:

in the
the estate of Lawrence Am- process; reasonable fees for Washington Law
Attorney April 29, 2011 man, deceased, by the Or- title search; all other amounts Reporter
NOTICE OF Name of newspaper: phan’s Court for Montgomery paid by Plaintiff in accor- Lillian L. Barnes
APPOINTMENT, Afro-American County, State of Maryland, dance with the provisions of Personal
NOTICE TO Washington Law on March 14, 2011. TYPESET:
D.C. Code §§Tue 47-1361Mayand 10 11:32:04 EDT 2011
Representative
CREDITORS Service of process may be 47-1377 (2001 ed.), and all TRUE TEST COPY

AFRO
Reporter made upon Robert Chuey II, outstanding municipal lien
AND NOTICE TO Doris Hanford 426 N Street, NW, Unit B, amounts due and owing on REGISTER OF WILLS
UNKNOWN HEIRS Wanda Brownlee Wa s h i n g t o n D C 2 0 0 0 1 theSuperior Court ofreal
aforementioned 5/13, 5/20, 5/27
Kelvin Page, whose address
Personal whose designation as District property the- or
District
answer of the com-
is 1039 Higgins Way Hyatts- TYPESET: Tue
Representative of Columbia agent has been plaint,
May 10 11:39:03
District EDT 2011a final
of Columbia
or, thereafter,
ville MD 20782, was ap-
www.afro.

filed with the Register of judgment will


PROBATE DIVISION be entered

call
pointed personal representa- 202-635-1762 foreclosing the right of re-
Wills, D.C. Washington, D.C.
tive of the estate of Bessie S. 301-592-9091 The decedent owned District demption in the real property
Page, who died on January TRUE TEST COPY SUPERIOR COURT OF 20001-2131
of Columbia
THE personal
DISTRICT OF prop- and vesting in the Plaintiff a
com

5, 2011 without a will, and will REGISTER OF WILLS


serve without Court supervi- TYPESET: Tue May 10 11:36:40 EDT 2011 sen- titleAdministration
erty. (Strike
COLUMBIApreceding in fee simple. No.
sion. All unknown heirs and 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 tence if
CIVIL no personal
DIVISION prop- 2011NRT12 J.E. Beshouri
Lena Celeste Loman

202-332-0080
erty).Civil Action No. Magistrate Judge
heirs whose whereabouts
are unknown shall enter their Claims TYPESET:
the decedent Decedent
againstL(RP)
08-6085 (SignedTue May 10
in chambers) 11:39:44 EDT 2011
Superior Court of may be presented to the 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
appearance in this proceed- the District of
(Action Involving NOTICE OF
undersigned and filed with
Real Property
ing. Objections to such
District of Columbia the Register of Wills for the
EXISTENCE OF
appointment (or to the pro- Bukfol, Inc. INREVOCABLE
THE SUPERIOR
bate of decedent´s will) shall PROBATE DIVISION District of Columbia, 500 In-
Plaintiff COURTTRUST OF THE STATE
be filed with the Register of Washington, D.C. v.d i a n a A v e n u e , N . W . ,
Washington,
Havilah D.C. 20001
Real Property Ser- LenaOF WASHINGTON
Celeste Loman (name
Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, 20001-2131 of deceased IN AND FOR whose
settlor)
N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, Administration No. vwithin
i c e s ,6 months
L L C ; V from
L K , the
L Ldate
C; SKAGIT COUNTY
of first publication
Fabco Investmentof Corp.this no- address was 517 Fern Place,

Strictly Personal
D.C. 20001, on or before 2011ADM327 NW,INWashington
THE INTEREST DC 20012OF
November 6, 2011. Claims tice. (Strike
;Mayor precedingGen-
and Attorney sen-
Baby Boy Yarborough
against the decedent shall be Alonzo Ware tenceof
eral if no
therealDistrict
estate.) of created a revocable
aka, 28, 1989, which re-
trust on
Decedent Columbia; Mary K. Robitaille July
presented to the under- JourneyinChristian
mained existence on the
signed with a copy to the Attorney Personal Representative(s)
All unknown owners of the Yarborough,
date of her death on October
property described 301-649-1860
below,
Register of Wills or filed with NOTICE OF person underandthe
Pen Pals
their heirs, TRUE TEST COPY
devisees,per- 9, 2010, Lillian L.
the Register of Wills with a APPOINTMENT, age of eighteen.
copy to the undersigned, on NOTICE TO
sonal REGISTER OF WILLS
representatives,
Date of firstadministrators,
executors, publication:
Barnes, whose address is
9 4 1 7No.11-5-00019-6
Utica Place, YOU KNOW YOU’RE IN THE
or before November 6, 2011, SUMMONS AND
or be forever barred. Persons CREDITORS gMay
r a n 6,
t e 2011
es, assigns or Springdale,
NOTICE
Maryland 20774
BY trustee, KNOW...
AND NOTICE TO Name of newspapers
successor sin right, and/or
title, is the currently acting
believed to be heirs or PUBLICATION
Truthful man seeking spiritual pen
hereinafter the Trustee.
legatees of the decedent who
do not receive a copy of this
UNKNOWN HEIRS
Ruby L Willis, whose ad-
periodical:
interest
pThe
erso Daily
and any and all
n s Washington
h a v i n g o rLaw
OF PETITION
Communications
HEARING
to AND
RE
the trust WHEN YOU READ THE AFRO
should be mailed or directed
pals. Womb my emanation. Law
Reporterto have any inter-
claiming
notice by mail within 25 days dress is 1921 Lawrence Theinthe
Afro-American
TERMINATION
to Cheryl Chapman Hender- OF
est leasehold or fee
of its first publication shall so Street NE, Washington TYPESET:
Newspaper Tue Mayde-10 11:38:26
son, Esq. EDT
PARENT/CHILD
at 49202011 Niagara
is unification. Breath, knowledge
inform the Register of Wills, simple in the Property RELATIONSHIP
including name, address and
DC 20018 was appointed scribed as Square 5/6, 6153
5/13, Lot
5/20 Road, Suite 200 College
To: Christopher
Park, Maryland 20740. Jenkins:
personal representative 0035,more commonly
and consciousness! William Pig-
relationship. There
The hasisbeen
Trust subject filedtowith the
claims
Date of Publication: of the estate of Alonzo known as a vacant
Superior Courtlotin
ofthe Clerk of the Skagit County
200 block of the deceased settlor’s
May 6, 2011 Ware, who died on Feb- theof Valley Avenue,
District of Superior Court, costsa of Petition for
gie, P.O. Box 565, Pittsboro, N.C.
SE,whose southwest creditors, admin-
Name of newspaper: ruary 5, 2011 without a Districtlies of Columbia Termination
istration of ofthethesettlor Parent- ’s
Afro-American boundary 25 feet from Child Relationship,
will, and will serve with- thePROBATE DIVISIONof estate, the expensespraying of the
Washington Law
Reporter
out Court supervision. All
northeast boundary
Washington,
229 Valley Avenue, SE, D.C. and
that the parent/child
deceased
shipdisposal
and betweenofthe
settlor’s relation-
funeral
father and
remains, and
27312
unknown heirs and heirs 20001-2131
whose northeast boundary
Kelvin W. Page
Personal whose whereabouts are lies 2 5 f e e t f r o mNo.
Administration the
the above-named
statutory
terminated.
allowances
surviving spouse and chil-
children to be a ---
Representative unknown shall enter their southwest boundary of 237
2011ADM356 You are
dren to hereby
the extent summoned the de- to
301-559-1179 appearance in this Valley Avenue, SE,Wash- appear on the 3rdresiduary
of June,
RufusDC
ington, Williams ceased settlor’s

Lonesome Hearts -
TRUE TEST COPY proceeding. Objections 2011, atestate 9:00isa.m. at the
TYPESET:
REGISTER OFTue May 10 11:35:45 Decedent probate inadequate
to such EDT 2011
WILLS Defendants Skagit County Superior
appointment SandyORDERV. Lee OF to satisfy those claims, costs,
5/6, 5/13, 5/20 Court, 205and W. Kincaid Street,
shall be filed with the 4701PUBLICATION
Melbourne Place expenses, allowances.

Pen Pals
Mount of
Claims Vernon, Washington,
the deceased set-
Register of Wills, D.C., College
In Park MD
accordance with D.C. roomcreditorsnumberaretobarred be an-
Superior Court of
515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd tlor’s as
the District of 20740
Code §47-1375, the object of nounced,
against theand defendand
Trustee against
the
District of Columbia Floor Washington, D.C. this proceeding
Attorney is to secure the above-entitled
trust property unless action,pre-an-
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001, on or before
O c t o b e r 2 9 , 2 0 11 .
the foreclosure
NOTICE of the
OFright of
redemption in the following
swer the
sented
serve a copy
to the Petitioner,
Trustee at and
of your
the
answer
To have a notice published in the
APPOINTMENT, address provided herein on
20001-2131
Administration No.
Claims against the de-
cedent shall be pre-
real property,
NOTICE
District of
located in the
ColumbiaTO and sold
upon
or before
6torney
months
theNovember
undersigned
forafter
Petitioners
the date at
13, 2011at-
the
of the
Strictly Personal Section, write the
CREDITORS
message you want printed in the
2011ADM313 by the Mayor to the Plaintiff in office listed below.
first publication of this no-
Lillian C. Smith sented to the under- this AND NOTICE
action, describedTO as If youAn failaction
to doto so, judgment
tice). contest the
Decedent signed with a copy to the Square 6153 Lot HEIRS
UNKNOWN 0035 and may be of rendered against
must you
Charles E. Walton Esq
10905 Fort Washington
Register of Wills or filed assessed
Ruth Williams-Lee,
Property
to Havilah whose Real
validity
according tobythe
commenced
this trust
therequest
be
earliest of of space below. Enclose ten dollars
with the Register of Wills address Services, is 912 Othman LLC, the Octomber
Petition. 9, 2011 (one
($10.00), check or money order for
(1)
Suite 201 which
Drive,property is known asMD
Ft. Washington a The fromchild date
was of born February
Fort Washington MD with a copy to the under- year death of the
vacant
20744 lot in the
was 200 blockper-
appointed of 26, 2011. settler) or (2)
deceased
signed, on or before
20744
Attorney October 29, 2011, or be
Valley
sonal Avenue,
southwest
representative
estate of boundary
SE, whose
Rufus Williams,
of the
lies 25
NTheo v echild´s
m b e r mother
ricia E. Yarborough.
months
1 3 , 2is
from the date of first
Cap-
0 11 (6 25 words. NO CASH PLEASE.
NOTICE OF
Additional words will cost 50 cents
forever barred. Persons feet
who from died on theSeptember
northeast5, YOUR FAILURE
publication of this notice) or TO
APPOINTMENT, believed to be heirs or boundary of 229 Valley
NOTICE TO CREDITORS 2010 with a will, andAve- will APPEAR
(3) ninetyATdays THE after the

each.
legatees of the decedent nserve
u e , without
S E , aCourt n d wsupervi-hose HEARING
Trustee sendsMAYthe RESULT
person a
AND NOTICE TO northeast boundaryheirs lies and 25 IN A DEFAUL ORDER
UNKNOWN HEIRS who do not receive a sion. All unknown copy of the trust instrument
feet
heirsfrom whose the whereabouts
southwest PERMANENTLY
Lutheran Smith, Reginald L. copy of this notice by mail boundary of 237 Valley
and a notice informing the
Smith, Sr., Yvonne Makell, & are unknown shall enterAve- their TERMINATING
person of the trust’sALL YOUR exis-
within 25 days of its first nue, SE, Washington, DC. RIGHTS
Barbara Ballen whose ad- appearance in this proceed- tence, theTO THE ABOVE-
Trustee’s name
dress(es) are Lutheran Smith
publication shall so in- The complaint
ing. Objections to such states, among NAMED CHILD.
and address, and the time al-
11916 Crestwood Ave South form the Register of oappointment
t h e r t h i n g (or s , tot h athe t tpro-
he Any non-consenting
lowed for commencing parent a
Brandywine, MD 20613, Wills, including name, amounts necessarywill)
bate of decedent´s for shall
re- has a right to be represented
proceeding.
Reginald L. Smith Sr. 12707 address and relation- demption
be filed with have not beenof
the Register by an attorney,
The Trustee may proceed to and an at-
Woodbridge Ct Bowie, MD paid.
Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, torney will thebe appointed
propertyfor
ship. PN.W.,
u r s u3rd a n tFloor
t o tWashington,
he Chief
distribute
an indigent parent
trust
who so re-
in
20721-4243, Yvonne Makell accordance with the terms of
6607 Oak Orchard Ct Clin-
Date of Publication: Judge´s Administrative Or- quests.
D.C. 20001, on or before the trust before the expiration
ton, MD 20735, Barbara Bal- April 29, 2011 der
November 6, 2011.it Claims
Number 02-11, is this You
of theare timefurther
within notified
which thatan
len 2869 Forest Down, Madi- Name of newspaper: 19th
against daythe of April,
decedent 2011,shall be your failure
action must to befile a claim of
commenced
s o n , W I 5 3 7 11 , w e r e Afro-American ORDERED
presented by to thetheSuperior
under- paternity within
unless the Trustee knows 30 days of of
appointed personal repre- Washington Law Court
signed of the
with District
a copy of Colum-to the athe first publication
pending of this no-
judicial proceeding
sentative(s) of the estate of bia that notice
Register of Wills beorgiven
filed with by tice or to respond to theofPeti-
Lillian C. Smith, who died on Reporter insertion of a copy of this Or-a
contesting the validity the
the Register of Wills with tionerorwithin
trust 30 dayshas
the Trustee of re-
the
February 1, 2011 with a will, Ruby L. Willis der in to thetheWashington Afro- first publication of athis notice
copy undersigned, on ceived notice from potential
and will serve without Court Personal American,
or before November having a general 6, 2011, is grounds to terminate your
contestant who thereafter
supervision. All unknown Representative circulation
or be forever in barred.
the DistrictPersons of cparent/child
o m m e n c erelationship
s a j u d i cwith ial
heirs and heirs whose TRUE TEST COPY Columbia,
whereabouts are unknown believed once to be a week
heirs for or respect to the
proceeding withinchildren,
sixty daysand
REGISTER OF three successive weeks, who no- such relief will be requested
shall enter their appearance TYPESET:4/29, TueWILLS
May 10
5/6, 5/13
legatees
11:37:14
tifying
do notall
of the decedent
EDT
persons
receive 2011
interested
a copy of this
after notification.
at the
This courtmust
Notice hearing stated
be mailed To answer a Lonesome Heart
in this proceeding. Objec- innotice
the real by property
mail within described
25 days above.
postmarked within 15 days of
notice, enclose a check or money
tions to such appointment (or
above
of its firstto appear
publication in this court
shall so One
its method
first of filingto
publication your
eachre-
to the probate of decedent´s
byinform the RegisterofofJune,
the 29th day Wills, sponseand and servicing a copy
will) shall be filed with the Superior Court of heir qualified beneficiary
Register of Wills, D.C., 515
5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
the District of
2011,
including
property
andname,
relationship.
redeem
by payment of
the real
address and ofthe
of
sby
thetrust
Petitioner
o nCertified
who w
and any
Mail
is other
o u lwith
to send
d bReturn
per-it
e an
order for $2.00 for each letter
District of Columbia
you wish to have forwarded. NO
Washington, D.C. 20001, on $1,056.40,
Date of Publication:together with in- Receipt Requested.
interested person within the
or before November 6, 2011. PROBATE DIVISION terest
May 6, from
2011 the date the real DATED thisD.C.
meaningof 18th Code,
day of April,
sec.
Washington, D.C. property tax certificate was 2011.
CASH PLEASE. Be sure to in-
Claims against the decedent Name of newspaper: 20-101(d)
shall be presented to the 20001-2131 purchased;
Afro-American court costs; rea- Date /s/ Richard M. Sybrandy
of Publication:
undersigned with a copy to Administration No. sonable
Washington Law fees; ex-
attorney´s May 13, 2011 RICHARD M.
the Register of Wills or filed
2011ADM344
penses
Reporter incurred in the pub-
l i c a t i o n aRuth n d sWilliams-Lee
ervice of
Name of newspaper: SYBRANDY - clude the fox number of the person
with the Register of Wills with Afro-AmericanWSBA #25114
you wish
EDT to contact.
James Edward Wood process; reasonablePersonal fees for TYPESET: Tue May 10 11:32:04 2011
a copy to the undersigned, on Washington Law Petitioners
Attorney for
or before November 6, 2011, Decedent title search; all Representative
other amounts Reporter 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
or be forever barred. Persons W. Alton Lewis Esq paid by Plaintiff in
301-203-0358 accor- Lillian L. Barnes REGISTER OF WILLS
believed to be heirs or 1450 Mercantile Lane dance
TRUEwith TEST theCOPY provisions of
Superior Court Personal
of 5/13, 5/20, 5/27
legatees of the decedent who
TYPESET:OFTue May and10 11:39:03 EDT 2011
All letters, queries and
Suite 155 D.C.
REGISTER Code §§ 47-1361
WILLS Representative
TRUE TEST COPY of
the District
do not receive a copy of this 47-1377 (20015/6, ed.), and5/20
5/13, all
notice by mail within 25 days Largo, MD 20774
Attorney
outstanding municipal lien District of Columbia
of its first publication shall so foreclosing the right of re-
notices should be sent to:
amounts due and owing on PROBATE
inform the Register of Wills, NOTICE OF theSUPERIOR
aforementioned COURT real OF demption in theDIVISION
real property
including name, address and APPOINTMENT, property THE - orDISTRICT
answer the OF com- andWashington,
vesting in the Plaintiff D.C. a
relationship.
NOTICE TO plaint, or,COLUMBIA thereafter, a final title in fee20001-2131
simple.
Date of Publication:
May 6, 2011
Name of newspaper:
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
judgment CIVIL will be entered
DIVISION
Civil Action No.
Administration
2011NRT12
Magistrate Judge
No.
J.E. Beshouri
STRICTLY PERSONAL
2519 N. Charles Street
08-6085 L(RP) (Signed
Lena Celeste Loman in chambers)
Afro-American UNKNOWN HEIRS
Washington Law Florence Ginwright,
(Action Involving Decedent 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
Reporter Real Property NOTICE OF
Baltimore, MD 21218
Lutheran Smith whose address is 1710 D Bukfol, Inc.
Street, SE Washington Plaintiff
EXISTENCE OF
Reginald L.Smith
Yvonne Makell DC 20003, was ap- v. REVOCABLE
TRUST
Barbara Ballen
Personal Representative(s)
pointed personal repre-
sentative of the estate of
Havilah Real Property Ser-
vices, LLC;VLK, LLC; Lena Celeste Loman (name
of deceased settlor) whose
NO PHONE CALLS
301-292-8357 Fabco Investment Corp.
James Edward Wood,
TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS who died on March 21,
;Mayor and Attorney Gen-
eral of the District of
address was 517 Fern Place,
NW, Washington DC 20012
created a revocable trust on
PLEASE!
5/6, 5/13, 5/20 1995 without a Will. All Columbia;
unknown heirs and heirs All unknown owners of the July 28, 1989, which re-
property described below, mained in existence on the
whose whereabouts are date of her death on October
unknown shall enter their their heirs, devisees,per-
sonal representatives, 9, 2010, and Lillian L.
appearance in this executors, administrators, Barnes, whose address is
proceeding. Objections grantees, assigns or 9417 Utica Place,
B10 The Afro-American, May 14, 2011 - May 14, 2011

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