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A6 The Afro-American, May 15, 2010 - May 21, 2010

Volume 118 No. 40 PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY EDITION

Queen Latifah ‘Just


Wright’ Interview B3 Obama Supreme
MAY 15, 2010 - MAY 21, 2010 Court Nomination A2

Lena Horne Moves Beyond Ebenezer AME


been a member of the NAACP
since age 2 and her parents,
Edna Scottron and Edwin

‘Stormy Weather’
Horne, were among author
W.E.B. DuBois’ “talented
tenth.”
At age 16, Horne made
her stage debut at Harlem’s
Officials Dispute
famed Cotton Club, where
she developed lifelong
friendships with jazz
Article
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greats such as Duke By George Barnette us were facing some sort of

AFRO File Ph
Ellington, Cab Calloway AFRO Staff Writer challenge with the banks.”
and Jimmy Lunceford. She The church says that
went on to perform with Officials at Ebenezer AME statement was used to
various orchestras, married Church in Fort Washington are exaggerate the financial
and had two children, upset over a recent Reuter’s difficulties of Ebenezer.
although the union ended in story that they say was a Church officials say the author
divorce. distortion of the church’s used the church’s “position
Several years later, a finances. and profile as an example”
chance encounter with a In the April 1 article “Holy for a story that it believes it
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Bubble: Churches Struck shouldn’t have been a part of.
(MGM) talent scout led Down by Foreclosures,” the Two days after the story was
Horne and her father to the Rev. Grainger Browning, published, the church released
Ageless beauty and legendary company’s executive offices. senior pastor at Ebenezer, a statement.
vocalist Lena Horne in a June 1995 In an interview, the singer — made a general comment “A recent news report
photo and an earlier, undated one, whose refined onstage persona regarding the financial giving the impression that
died May 9 at age 92. and vocal prowess had already difficulties of the times. Ebenezer African Methodist
AP Photo made her a national star — “It’s happening to virtually Episcopal Church of Fort
described the meeting’s most every church,” he said. “At a Washington, Md., is facing
By Kristin Gray and I’ve been very, tense moment. recent meeting with the 100 potential foreclosure is
AFRO Managing Editor very lucky.” “I’d like my top pastors in the country, unequivocally false,” the
The 92-year-old daughter to be in your it was amazing how all of Continued on A3
Lena Horne harbored a entertainer, who movies,” Edwin Horne
tempestuous relationship with died May 9 at New York Entertainment
had to MGM leaders, “but
her own striking beauty. Her Presbyterian Hospital, was in Baltimore. “White Ebenezer AME Church wants
not as a maid. It wouldn’t be
appearance provided a gilded born in Brooklyn’s Bedford- audiences could watch a to clear the air about its
realistic.”
pathway to prominence, but Stuyvesant section during an Lena Horne or Katherine finances.
The studio agreed, but
also constructed the intangible era rife with social ills. For a Dunham without feeling
never helped catapult Horne’s
glass ceiling that stymied her generous portion of her career, uncomfortable, without
career to peak strata like her
career during the early 20th America’s manifestations of being reminded of ghettos or
White contemporaries Heddy
century. racism, colorism and sexism poverty or [becoming] more
Lamarr and Jean Parker.
Yet, Horne’s beauty did would be an omnipresent fixated on color, or again, the
While she was never cast as
not eclipse her talents and burden. absence of it.”
a maid, tribal woman or any
innate showmanship, although “The ‘40s audience But Horne, as headstrong
other stock “Black” character,
she was initially a reluctant accepted only those Black as she was attractive, refused
her roles became a revolving
entertainer. beauties whose color White film directors who
assortment of brief song-spots
“I didn’t want to be in could, when so desired, be suggested she change her
that were cut in Southern
show business; I wanted to overlooked,” said AFRO last name to reflect a more
theaters.
be a teacher,” Horne said in a columnist Rosa Trusty-Pryor, “exotic” pedigree. Photo by George Barnette
The olive-hued singer had Continued on A3
1994 press release introducing author of African-American
her album, We’ll Be Together
Again. “But it happened to me
Family Still Looking Development vs. Quality of Life
INSERT
Center of Prince George’s Elections
• Home Depot
for Relief from WMATA By George Barnette
AFRO Staff Writer
County Chamber of Commerce’s Economic
Development Committee, believes that for the
By George Barnette
county to become more competitive with its
AFRO Staff Writer
With the 2010 election season growing neighbors, it needs to refocus on a different
near, candidates are gearing up to face off type of real estate.
Last summer, Edward Kohlheim passed away and his son,
over hot button issues. In central Prince “I’ve been calling for Prince George’s
See the AFRO on Channel 9 Tyrone, couldn’t help but think his death was premature.
George’s County, the races appear to come County to change its economic development
Fridays at Noon “It stressed him out pretty bad,” Kohlheim said of a case
down to candidates pushing development strategy from focusing on residential real
involving the seizure of their land that has been looming over the
vs. candidates fighting for greater quality of estate and focus on commercial office
family for almost a decade. “This put a large burden on [him]
living. development,” Turner said. “We lose 265,000
and he had a stroke in March of last year and it killed him on
There’s no greater example of this than people, who leave Prince George’s County
Father’s Day.”
in the District 6 County Council race. Arthur to go somewhere else to work, each day. If
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The fight that began in August 2001 rages on today over land
Turner, former chair of the Prince George’s
the Kohlheims believe was unjustly taken away from them by Continued on A6
the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in order to
build the Morgan Boulevard Metro Station. This was all done
using the law of eminent domain, which gives governments Tax Relief Coming for Prince
George’s Homeowners
the right to appropriate private property for public use. The
law requires that the government offer fair market value for a
property, but the Kohlheim family said the offer given to them
was unfair. By George Barnette down.” Capital Parks and Planning
“I’ve been involved with eminent domain for over 40 years,” AFRO Staff Writer O’Malley said he knows Commission (MNCPPC),
said Arnold Tesh, an advisor with the Counselors of Real Estate. the budget constraints of a bi-county partnership
“I cannot recall a situation where there was a greater injustice Gov. Martin O’Malley last Prince George’s County and with Montgomery County.
regarding the taking of real estate. The requirement is to make week signed a bill into law didn’t take the decision to Montgomery already has a
the condemned whole, or put them in a position where they were that would provide tax relief sign the bill lightly. However, cap put in place to provide
no worse than they were before the taking and that’s hardly the for Maryland homeowners. he realized the citizens of the relief to its residents; this
case in this particular matter.” The bill, which was county would be best served legislation will provide Prince
The family says the WMATA took one of its buildings and sponsored Sen. Douglas J.J. by receiving some measure George’s residents with the
Continued on A6 Peters (D-Dist. 23), will of relief. “The bill provides same advantage. “If a person
provide $18 million in tax some property tax relief to with a home in Montgomery
relief to county homeowners. the people of Prince George’s County got an assessment at
Peters said residents made County during this recession,” the same rate as a home in
it clear something needed to said Shaun Adamec, O’Malley Prince George’s County, the
be done to protect them from spokesman.  “The governor owner of Prince George’s
skyrocketing property taxes. certainly weighed what he home was paying $1,200
“From speaking to residents, knew would present additional more than the owner of the
the biggest issue when I go revenue write-downs for the Montgomery homes,” Peters
door to door is ‘My market county, and is confident that said. “This was the case even
values dropped in my house, the county will make the with the higher taxes on
my assessment has either tough decisions necessary to Montgomery County homes.”
stayed the same or gone up bring the budget into balance, Peters says Prince
and my taxes have gone up,’” as they always have.” George’s homeowner’s should
Photo by George Barnette Peters said. “So we needed The bill will place a cap on see a tax credit on their
Join the AFRO on The Kohlheim Family is seeking relief from Metro over to lower taxes seeing how the funding the county gives statements beginning this
Twitter and Facebook what it believes to be unfair eminent domain practices. market values have gone to the Maryland National July.

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

AFRO National Briefs


Ohio Man Exonerated in ‘81, the technology did not Secretary Arne Duncan at
Obama Makes Supreme Court Nomination
After weeks of speculation, President
Obama on May 10 nominated Solicitor
Network, fewer than half of the 108 people
who have served on the Court were judges.
General Elena Kagan to succeed retiring “And while judges do make up the biggest
After Nearly 30 Years exist to do the kind of DNA Xavier University in New Associate Justice John Paul Stevens on the single biographical category,” according
in Prison testing that we can do now.” Orleans, Michelle Obama at U.S. Supreme Court. to the New York Times’ Linda Greenhouse,
A 52-year-old Ohio Freedom is not the only the University of Arkansas at “While we can’t presume to replace “there have also been 25 practicing lawyers,
man was freed May 3 after surprise Towler has gotten Pine-Bluff and the president Justice Stevens’ wisdom or experience, I have 9 attorneys general or deputy attorneys
spending close to 30 years this week. The Cleveland at Hampton University. selected a nominee who I believe embodies general, 7 holders of other cabinet positions,
Cavaliers heard about the “[Obama’s] commitment that same excellence, independence,
in prison after DNA results
man’s story and invited him to leadership, education integrity, and passion for the law,” Obama
revealed he did not rape an
to Tuesday’s Game 5 of their and service is parallel to said during the announcement.
11-year-old girl in 1981. During her time as a clerk to iconic
“It finally happened, I’ve playoff series with the Boston Hampton’s mission from our
jurist, former justice Thurgood Marshall,
been waiting,” Raymond Celtics. Towler will be a part beginning in 1868,” Hampton
Kagan also learned to look for the “stories”
Towler said as he hugged of the pre-game festivities. President William R. Harvey
behind the law, a compassionate approach
family members in the In a brief court session said in a statement. “He is an that has governed the president’s high court
courtroom, according to The exonerating Towler, inspiration for our students to choices so far. “That understanding of law,
Associated Press. Cuyahoga County, Ohio make the world a better place not as an intellectual exercise or words on
Towler had been serving Common Pleas Court Judge by becoming the very best a page, but as it affects the lives of ordinary
a life sentence after he was Eileen Gallagher told him leaders, educators, doctors, people, has animated every step of Elena’s
stopped for a traffic violation that he can sue over his lawyers, financial analysts and career,” said the president.
ordeal. According to the AP, scientists that they can be.” That stance, however, may fuel
in 1981 and a park ranger
Clarence Elkins of Akron, Obama has placed HBCU Republican opposition during the
noticed a resemblance to
Ohio, won a $1.075 million front and center in his strategy confirmation process on Capitol Hill.
a police sketch of the rape “The president has stated repeatedly
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
suspect. Police say the victim settlement from the state for the United States to have President Obama meets with Solicitor General
that he wants a justice who will
and witnesses identified him for his wrongful conviction the highest percentage of Elena Kagan in the Oval Office last month.
understand the effects of decisions on
from a police photo. of a rape charge for which college graduates in the world
the lives of everyday Americans. But
The Ohio Innocence he spent seven years in jail. by 2020. The schools are set what Americans want is a justice who will 6 senators, 2 members of the House of
Project, an organization Elkins was released in 2005. to receive $850 million over stay true to the Constitution and defend the Representatives, 3 governors, 2 solicitors
that uses DNA evidence the next 10 years as part of rights of all Americans,” said Republican general and 2 law professors.”
to overturn wrongful White House Officials the Student Aid and Fiscal National Committee Chairman Michael Steele Born to a public school teacher and
convictions, told the AP that to Address Graduating Responsibility Act. Combined in a statement. “…You can expect Senate housing rights lawyer, Kagan broke many
Towler had been incarcerated HBCU Students Republicans to respectfully raise serious barriers in her field, becoming the first woman
and tough questions to ensure the American to serve as dean in Harvard Law School’s
longer than anyone else who Several officials
people can thoroughly and thoughtfully 186-year old history and the first woman to
has had their conviction from President Obama’s
examine Kagan’s qualifications and legal serve as solicitor general – the lawyer who
overturned by DNA evidence. administration are scheduled philosophy before she is confirmed to a represents the U.S. government before the
They believe it would have to give 11 commencement lifetime appointment.” Supreme Court. If confirmed, she will become
happened much sooner had addresses at historically Black That Kagan never sat on a bench may one of four women out of 111 justices to serve
modern technology been colleges and universities, or not be an issue. According to History News on the high court.
available. HBCUs, across the country.
According to The “We’re not only doing this commencement addresses transition of power in the region,” Obama said in a
Columbus Dispatch, modern because these schools are a at Morgan State University, nation of 150 million people, statement.
genetic testing proved that gateway to a better future for Morehouse College which was once disturbed by
semen found on the victim’s African Americans; we’re and Spellman College, military coups. Vice President
clothing did not match doing it because their success respectively. Goodluck Jonathan took over Newspaper Features
Fowler’s DNA. is vital to a better future for when the president began the Obamas as
Courtesy Photo
“That was the test result all Americans,” Obama said Nigerian President ailing three months ago and ‘Sanford and Son’
First lady Michelle Obama
that we got [May 3] and it in a press release. Succumbs to Illness will become the head of state Characters
giving a speech at the
excluded Mr. Towler,” Carrie Among the six University of California, After a long history of until reelections are held next A New York weekly
Wood, an attorney with the commencement addresses Merced last May. kidney ailments and recently April. newspaper recently featured
project, told the AP. “Because given this weekend were: suffering from an inflamed “Nigeria has lost the an intended political satire
Mr. Towler’s conviction was Education Department heart, Nigerian President jewel on its crown and even that depicted President Barack
with $150 million which has Obama and first lady Michelle
Umaru Yar’Adua died at the the heavens mourn with our
already been given to Black as characters from the ‘70s
presidential villa on May 5, nation tonight,” Jonathan said
schools, a total of $1 billion series “Sanford and Son.”
according to multiple news in a statement.
will be given to support the
sources. He was 58. Yar’Adua was born in The Smithtown Messenger
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Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892 2007 marked the first peaceful according to the London Daily
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final debate against Barack The problem came about pri-
Obama, contending the group “is marily because of the way Since McCain’s comments,
A3
SQUARE HIGH
on the verge of maybe perpetrat- ACORN operates. Rather than ACORN’s 87 offices have been May 15, 2010 - May 21, 2010, The Afro-American
ing one of the greatest frauds in rely on volunteers, it pays peo- bombarded with threats and
ple, many of them poor or unem- racist mail.

Lena Horne
voter history in this country,
maybe destroying the fabric of ployed, to sign up new voters. Madonna’s
The day after 1983the breakout
presidential the Tony Award-winning star
democracy.” The idea was to help both those song
debate, “Holiday.”
vandals broke “Without
into the for her pioneering role in
Factcheck.org,
Continued from A1 a non-partisan being registered and those doing Lena Horne, there
organization’s Boston would
and Seattle media and civil rights.
Web site, found those claims to the registration. be no Beyoncé
offices and stole or Rihanna.
computers. “As a child growing up
beHer first three films
“exaggerated,” with “no — evi- when being
Maud Black held
explained, “We one have a My
Afterfather was in representative
a Cleveland World War in segregated D.C., when
BREAD NOT ON THE LIST
Swing Fever, Cabin
dence of any such democracy- In The back
zero from being
tolerance successful
policy for deliber- II and he on
appeared toldTV,usanthat Lena
e-mail was blacks routinely saw insulting
Sky and Stormy
destroying fraud.”Weather— in
atemainstream
falsification media, Lena
of registration.” Horne’s music and her pinup
sent to the local office saying she images of themselves from
markedHurdthe pinnacle
believes of her
the McCain HorneMost literally kickedneglect
news account down to “is going to have
pictures made them so proud, her life ended.” Hollywood, many, like me,
relationship
charges werewith MGM.motivat- doors
politically withthat
point out herACORN
amazing is A worker
they wereinable Providence,
to go onR.I., and learned from Lena Horne’s
ed.“Ms. Horne paved the way talents requiredand by stunning
law to turnbeauty,”
in all reg- fight the many battlescall
received a threatening they say- open resistance, and she LEFT RIGHT
for Black
She said,entertainers
“Because it’s in solow- said musician
istration forms.andAndproducer
they also fail ing,
fought.”“We know you get off work taught us that talent and hard
many ways. During apeople,
and moderate-income time Curtis
to noteHudson,
that it waswho
the penned
organiza- at 9” and uttered
President Barack Obama
racial epithets. work could transcend racism
and people of color, I believe the tion, in many instances, that first A caller to one office left a
called Horne one of America’s and hatred in our country,”
McCain campaign thinks those brought the phony registrations message on the answering
“most cherished entertainers” said Holmes Norton in a
Prince George’s Veterans Honored
voters are going to vote
Democratic, which is not neces-
to the attention of authorities.
The McCain camp apparently
machine, saying: “Hi, I was just
in a statement and lauded
calling to let you know that statement. “She was such a
isn’t interested in those fine her
Barackrefusal
Obama to appear
needs tobeforeget universally loved singer and
sarilyIntrue.”
honor of local veterans, the Prince George’s County
ACORN is no stranger to points, preferring to air mislead- crowds divided
hung. He’s a (expletive by race. deleted) actor that she performed well
Circuit Court will hold an appreciation ceremony on May For andmore than a decade, past the prime of most great
controversy. ing ads that seek to link Obama nigger, he’s a piece of
20, at 9:30 a.m., at the Prince George’s County Courthouse, Horne poured her efforts into talents. However, she never
For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting (expletive deleted). You guys are
14735 Main St., Upper Marlboro. The ceremony is free and causes that promoted peace exhausted her unflagging
organization has fought for social his political support. fraudulent, and you need to go to
open to the public. No reservations are required, and light and
and economic justice for low- McCain: I’m John McCain hell.social
All thejustice.
niggers In on 1958,
oak trees.she determination to fight for
refreshments will be provided. and I approve this message. was inducted into
They’re gonna get all hung hon-Delta Sigma equal rights for all people.”
and moderate-income
In preparation
Americans. for themem-
With 400,000 event, the court is asking
Announcer: Whoallisveterans
Barack Theta Sorority
eys, they’re going astoanget honorary
assassi- Horne resumed 1 BANANA
living in Prince George’s
ber families organized into more County to submit
Obama? A photos
man and
with “a political member
nated, they’re and in gonnathe ‘60s, when
get killed.” performing in the early ‘80s
information
than about theirchap-
1,200 neighborhood service time for aperformed
baptism video. Photosat warp and raceAnother
riots and overt said,
message bigotry “You and appeared in The Wiz
information may be
ters in 110 cities nationwide, submitted on the Prince George’s County
speed.” Vast ambition. After col- climaxed,
liberal idiots. sheDumbparticipated
(expletive in which featured Michael
Web sitehas
ACORN at www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/.
over the years seen lege, he moved to Chicago. the March
deleted). on Washington.
Welfare bums. You Jackson, and a one-woman
For more
its share information,
of criticism while advo- call theBecame
Prince George’s
a community County
organizer. guys Congresswoman
just (expletive deleted) Eleanor Broadway production, Lena
Circuit Court, 301-780-8070.
cating for affordable housing, There, Obama met Madeleine Holmes
come to our Nortoncountry,remembered
consume Horne: The Lady and Her
living wages, healthcare for the Talbot, part of the Chicago every natural resource there is, Music.

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underserved— and while organ- branch of ACORN. He was so by
andhis reporting
make a lot ofand refutes
babies. That’sthe
izing voter registration drives. impressive that he was asked to claims that he misrepresented
all you guys do. And then suck
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not, nor has it ever been, and disappointed by the
ACORN’s detractors allege the of business. ACORN forced move. Juststatement.
e-mailed let your children die.
in foreclosure. In fact, the gross mischaracterization of Fun learning opportunities are everywhere. Simple things like
organization has engaged in mas- banks to issue risky home loans. Forget
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Hurd thinks the hate calls will
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and of creating jobs here
at home,’’ said bill sponsor
Peter Welch, D-Vt.
Republicans

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the bill, and they were able
to attach a condition that Homeowners could be
WASHINGTON (AP) _ two years for a program it would be terminated if rewarded for renovating
Homeowners could collect that supporters — mostly Democrats do not come up their homes with better
thousands of dollars in Democrats – said would with a way to pay for it. insulation under a new
Cash for Caulkers rebates have the added benefits of The measure has come to bill passed by the House.
for renovating their homes invigorating the slumping be dubbed Cash for Caulkers,
with better insulation and construction industry and a takeoff on the popular 2009 skeptical, saying the price an offset. The Republicans
energy-saving windows and making the earth a little Cash for Clunkers initiative tag was too high at a time of also were able to alter
doors under a new economic cleaner. that rewarded people for mounting federal debts. the legislation so that the
replacing gas-guzzling “We are going to authorize rebates would go directly to
stimulus bill the House “Home Star is that solid
$6.6 billion of money we homeowners. In the original
passed last week. investment that’s going vehicles with more fuel-
don’t have so we can caulk version, homeowners were
The Home Star bill, to achieve that hat trick efficient models. to receive a discount or
passed 246-161, would of energy savings for the President Barack Obama homes?’’ asked House
rebate from a retailer or
authorize $5.7 billion over homeowner, of moving praised the House action, Republican leader John
contractor, who then would
saying the bill “will help Boehner of Ohio. apply for payment from the
jump-start job growth and “This is not a terribly government.
demand for new products bad bill, but it has one fatal Waxman said Republicans
created right here in flaw: It is not paid for,’’ said picked up Democratic
America’’ as well as saving Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, votes for that final GOP
consumers money on energy top Republican on the energy motion – 178 of 245 voting
bills. committee. Democrats argued Democrats backed it – by
The initiative is separate that the issue of paying for including several “gimmicks’’
from an energy tax credit the legislation will come later that could be used against
of up to $1,500 that was in the budgetary process, lawmakers in future elections,
when Congress approves such as a provision that
included in last year’s
annual spending bills. contractors in the program
economic stimulus act. That must ensure that they don’t
credit for energy efficiency Republicans succeeded
at the end of the debate in have sexual predators on their
improvements runs through payroll. He said some of the
the end of this year. altering the bill to say it will
be terminated if it is found to GOP-backed changes would
Supporters estimate be dealt with when the House
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Elections
in order for any of that to change in Prince George’s as
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happen we have to shore up there will be much turnover in
R GROCER our public safety,” Bethea the government. From the top
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to your Ho
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delivery we’re ever going to turn our be involved in every part of people in new positions. In the
Get FREE st
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way.com to
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keep those people here. be an afterthought. It has to delegate Rushern Baker; Del.
Go to Safe
“We also need to go get be the deciding factor as to Gerron Levi, D-Dist. 23A,
people in Silver Spring, whether or not we can develop and Prince George’s Sheriff
Gaithersburg, Rockville, somewhere.” Michael A. Jackson have
Germantown and Waldorf to Nakia T. Ngwala, who all filed paperwork with the
come here to work. When they is the chair of the Ardmore- state’s office announcing
come here, they will bring Springdale Civic Association their candidacies. With Levi
their money.” and is expected to challenge running for the county’s
Some of Turner’s Andrea Harrison (D) for top post, local entrepreneur
opponents aren’t as gung ho her District 5 seat on the Shukoor Ahmed and Bowie
about real estate development County Council, is actually City Councilwoman Geraldine
being the top priority. Civic a critic of the county’s Valentino-Smith have filed
leader Abdul-Raheem current development process. paperwork to fill the vacant
Abdullah; educational She’s fighting a proposed position in the Maryland
administrator and chair of development near Charles General Assembly.
the Maryland Automobile H. Flowers High School and Not everyone, however,
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From the editor’s desk

What Happens in Arizona,


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

Commentary
Keeping Those We Love Alive
We should always honor died at the early age of 47 – in part from the inadequate health save lives only if more of us – like Mrs. Shirley – become
Elijah Cummings our parents, but their “days” care that he received. Although Mike’s mother (whom I’ll call better informed and take advantage of the medical help that is
in May and June are the “Mrs. Shirley”) lives 1,000 miles from Maryland, she and available to us now.
moments when mom and dad traditionally take center stage. Mike remain close, talking on the telephone every week. That is why I will be celebrating Mothers’ and Fathers’
An invitation to dinner is always a welcome gesture from a Recently, through self-exam, Mrs. Shirley discovered an days this year by participating in a May 22 cancer information
grateful child. However, our most important gift to them would unusual lump in one of her breasts. Her children urged her to and screening event at Mercy Medical Center. Anyone who
be to help them stay healthy and alive. take advantage of her Medicare and “Medigap” insurance to wants to honor their parents in a very meaningful way this year
I share this thought as a man who is fortunate to still have obtain immediate medical attention. can register them (and themselves) in advance for the reduced
a wonderful mother in my life - and who misses my departed Mrs. Shirley’s doctors advised her that cancer was cost ($20) mammograms and PSA/digital exams by calling
father every day. I have learned that we never fully realize how suspected and that immediate surgery would be her best Mercy at 410-332-9857.
much a parent means to us until he or she is gone from our option. At 84, she quite understandably considered the Then, on May 22, the public is welcome to join us (from
lives. prospect with trepidation. However, she is a woman of courage 10 until 11:30 a.m.) in the lobby of Weinberg Center, 227
If it seems that I devote an extraordinary amount of my and took seriously her children’s encouragement to do what St. Paul Place, Baltimore. I will moderate a free expert
energy to fighting for our health and survival - and, especially, was necessary to prolong her life. panel discussion that will better inform everyone about the
for the preventive health measures that should be part of our Her surgeon removed the growth – which did test positive importance of mammography, radiation levels in screening
routines - the reason is right there before our eyes. for cancer – but, thankfully, the surrounding tissues and glands tests, prostate health and the latest in prostate cancer and breast
Far too many people in our community are dying before appeared to be cancer free. cancer surgery, as well as other issues regarding cervical,
their appointed time. Although medical science can help us Now, Mrs. Shirley must undergo a “short course” of ovarian, uterine and other gynecologic cancers.
survive, only we can undertake the first steps toward changing radiation therapy to be certain that no cancer cells escaped Our panel will include some world-class medical experts,
this harsh equation. the surgery, but her prognosis for survival and good health is including breast cancer surgeons Dr. Dalliah Black and Dr.
So, as we consider how best to honor our parents this year, excellent. God willing, she and her family will enjoy many Neil B. Friedman, radiologist Dr. Jean Warner, gynecologic
we might begin by helping them better protect themselves more Mothers’ Days during the years to come. oncologist Dr. Hyung S. Ryu and urologist Dr. Stanley Silber.
against killers like cancer. Consider these facts. I should also note that her Medicare and Medigap insurance Free parking at Mercy’s Saratoga Street garage will be
African American women are more likely than their are paying for the full cost of Mrs. Shirley’s life-saving provided.
Caucasian sisters to die from breast cancer. Our men are treatment. She is receiving the same affordable life-saving If you are not already receiving regular cancer screening,
contracting prostate cancer at a 60 percent higher incidence support that I voted to extend to all Americans when we I beg you to attend. We have only one life to live – and this is
than the majority population - and suffering a 2.5 times higher enacted comprehensive healthcare reform this year. that life.
mortality rate. Like Mrs. Shirley, all of our loved ones should be able to
The reasons for these disparities in our survival from these live out the full measure of their days. That is why we must Congressman Elijah Cummings represents Maryland’s
cancers are complex, but this much is clear: Far too often, we continue to fight for more comprehensive, culturally competent Seventh Congressional District in the United States House of
are detecting cancer only at an advanced stage when it is more health research, more advanced mammography and targeted Representatives.
difficult to treat and cure. legislation like the Prostate Research, Imaging and Men’s
We must do better than this. Lives are in the balance – the Education [PRIME] Act [H.R. 4756] that I recently sponsored.
lives of those we love.
Recently, a member of my staff named Mike talked to me
Perhaps most important of all, we must encourage those we
love to take advantage of the life-saving medical technologies Letter to the Editor
about his parents. Mike’s father, a navy veteran of WWII, that now exist. Screening and other preventive measures can
Stock Market Drop back to 50 percent?
Will they do anything
Commentary Following the about Social Security
How Do We Circumvent Youth Violence? 1,000-point drop in the
stock market people
now that more money is
going out than coming
Nearly a month ago, Council and the mayor’s decision to cut millions from the asked: “What went in? How would a
Tyrone Parker parents, families and District’s community-based organization’s programs – ones wrong?” The real Republican Congress
communities in the District that provided violence intervention and prevention, mentoring, concern is what will pay the trillions of
of Columbia faced one of the deadliest shooting rampages in peer mediation, counseling, educational programs, recreational happen next? Will dollars of debt?
the city’s history, leaving four dead and six others wounded. activities and parent education – have had a direct impact on Congress come out The stock market
Residents, along with several community-based organizations, the resurgence of violence in the community. How can we with more meddlesome is volatile because
rallied from South Capitol Street to the funeral services of the keep our youth safe and off the streets, focused and positively regulation and malicious people do not trust
slain, to demonstrate that never should we as a village have active if the government does not see a need to keep programs the powers that be!
restructuring of
to experience the tragedy of losing our youth to gun violence. that circumvent youth violence as a priority for public safety? We cannot wait till
The stench of death touched many of our hearts as we glared How can we say we want peace if the recreational centers
investment financing?
Won’t legitimizing their November. Confidence
in caskets at some who were teenagers, or in their early 20s are being closed down and upscale condos are being built
and 30s, reminding us of the sons and daughters we have lost in their place? How can politicians attend funerals of the control over investment will be restored when
to gun violence. youth and extend their hand to help the community and take and mortgage capital politicians: Stop the
Since 1991, The Alliance of Concerned Men has helped community programs away? make every business energy tax hikes! Stop
to transform and save the lives of thousands of young people Why do we see two Districts? One D.C. is affluent and loan a political the Stimulus spending!
and negotiate seven gang truces. However, we mentored two a youth murdered there would result in the presence of the decision? What does Stop judges who
of the youth who were murdered in the rampage, and after this National Guard. The other D.C. is where our youth, many who taking capital from want to change the
travesty, our organization will never be the same. will never see age 21, are burying their peers and wearing business and stimulating Constitution!
In 1992, the Alliance, along with 100 African-American R.I.P. T-shirts. How long will we tolerate youth violence in the State and local
nation’s capital regardless of zip code? bureaucracy do to the
men, marched and formed a human prayer chain across economy? governments could
If we want to prevent these kinds of crimes, we should
the 14th Street Bridge in protest of guns coming into our help by renegotiating
be thinking about how to keep AK-47 machine guns off our When will they
community – 75 percent of them coming Virginia. We deluxe labor, pension
testified before the Government Reform Committee on how
streets and support legislation that addresses gun ban efforts. bail out and take over
We need to stop the blame game. We need everyone to focus troubled pension plans? and welfare benefits
the District of Columbia’s gun ban would essentially help the on effective responses to stop the violence. We could start by
community and save the lives of our youth. What will trading bogus so that people have a
working together to get guns off our streets and step up our
Our question to ourselves, to the community, law investments in community-based prevention programs that carbon credits do to the sustainable income.
enforcement and to the politicians is how do we circumvent are proven to help young people steer clear of crime. We must stock market? How will Restore confidence by
youth violence? And furthermore, how do we prevent other have a spirit of unity to create safe environments for our youth punitive regulations and empowering people
young men in our communities whose behavior, beliefs and to thrive and succeed. Let us ride the real spirit of “Yes We taxes on oil and coal and downsizing
actions reflect violence? How do we draw the village around Can.” producers and products government.
our young men and women strongly enough to prevent
Tyrone Parker is the executive director of the Alliance of
help the economy? Will
another massive shooting? the inheritance tax on Michael McCarthy
We can discuss how the cutting of earmarks by the D.C. Concern Men. For more information, visit the organization’s
website at www.allianceofconcernedmen.com. farms and factories go Hayward, Calif.
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May 15, 2010 - May 21, 2010, The Afro-American B1

Courtesy Photos

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

College of Medicine Supreme Court Justice Sonia


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

Photos by Robert Roberts

Photos by
Gerald Evans

Panelists speak with sportscaster James Brown

The Green family:


Joi, Darrell, Jerrell,
Jewel and Jaced

Edward Suggs, Carlos Eldridge Tony Dungy and


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

By Andrea L. “Aunni” Young


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

Photos by A.
Lois De Laine

NFL Hall of Famer


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

Honoree Charlotte Carolyn Roberts


Harper and and Dr. Geraldine Dr. Lee Lassiter, Louise
granddaughter Stacie R. Waters with the Lassiter and Dr. Anne O.
Harper honoree Harper Emery
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NBA Playoffs Coverage —Afro.com

‘Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Will Happen!’


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

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

By the time Lawrence Taylor


By Perry Green Salley, who is a converted was wrapping up his NFL Hall
AFRO Sports Editor vegan. “Folks will [eat] parts of Fame career with the New
of the chicken or parts of the York Giants, I was still coloring
Four-time NBA champion swine that nobody else wanted wildly in the confinements of
John Salley teamed up with to eat during those times. Pig my elementary school class. By
Olympic gold medal-winning ears, pig feet, or chitterlings. the time of his second arrest for
track star Allyson Felix on an Don’t call it chitterlings, call buying crack cocaine in 1998, I
initiative that will push for it what it really is, pig guts. was firmly entrenched in the halls
healthier eating in schools None of that stuff is good for of my high school. And on the eve
across the United States. the body.” of his arrest last week for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl, I
Salley, Felix and other Most schools aren’t serving was already a couple of years deep into my writing career.
Courtesy Photo/Chris Quay
celebrities met with Congress pig ears in the lunch line, Taylor’s troubled timeline has served as my own personal
on May 5 to co-sponsor the Former NBA champion John Salley meets with Rep. Jesse but the mystery meat they growth chart over the years. Stretching back to 1986 when he
Healthy School Meals Act of Jackson Jr., D-Ill., and other members of Congress to push do serve isn’t any healthier. entered his first drug rehab program, he’s remained one of the
2010, H.R. 4870, a bill that for healthier eating in schools. Salley believes providing more polarizing figures in sports history since his introduction
offers new opportunities to better alternatives, like veggie to the football world in the late ‘70s. But outside of a few
improve school lunches and 51 co-sponsors in Congress, people dying at young ages burgers and real orange juice – choppy highlight reels, I’ve never actually seen Taylor play
fight childhood obesity. including Rep. Elijah because of what they’re eating not from concentrate – will go in person. But according to many, he was a certified terror,
Under the bill, kids Cummings and other the and that’s the truth.” a long way in the fight against apparently on and off the field. Sadly, much like fellow Hall
would be privileged to fruits, Congressional Black Caucus According to Salley, one childhood obesity.
of Famer O.J. Simpson (who I’ve also never seen play in
vegetables and other healthy members. of three Americans born after “It’s important for folks
person), the two-time Super Bowl champion is doing his best
plant-based products, instead “If you want to get anything 2000 are projected to develop to know that I’m not against
to bury a glorified playing career beneath a list of disturbing
of the “mystery meat” and major done in this country, you diabetes because their diets meat, I’m for fruits and
chronicles.
other less healthy foods have to know how to approach aren’t healthy enough. He vegetables, just like I’m not
On the heels of Taylor’s recent arrest, the question was
currently offered in schools. Washington, and that’s why I says this especially pertains to against war, I’m for peace,”
posed from media circles across the nation pondering whether
The Healthy School got involved,” Salley told the African Americans. Salley said. “I’m for whatever
Meals Act is currently backed is best for my people and I say
criminal circumstances should be enough to strip former
AFRO. “I look at it this way. “Most of the time in the
by more than two dozen if we have the best to offer, greats such as Simpson and Taylor of their Hall of Fame
If I don’t do this, we’re going Black community, folks are
Hollywood stars, along with why not offer it?” honors. In my opinion, YES!
to have a country full of sick still eating slave food,” said
Once you get past the on-field accomplishments, what else
is left to define a sports legend besides the actions of his post
career? For all of his glory, Simpson will forever find it hard
to shake the label of murderer after the controversial death
of his wife, Nicole Simpson, in 1994, nine years after “The
Juice’s” induction into the Hall of Fame. From a sports writer
who’s never seen Taylor play, his claim to fame at this point
for several ‘80s babies remains a chronic bout with crack use
and a penchant for trouble with the law.
Some may argue that the Hall of Fame is a measurement
of football accomplishments and not a litmus test for choir
boys and boy scouts, which is predominantly true. But for
all incoming rookies, the NFL takes them on a field trip to
Canton, Ohio’s Pro Football Hall of Fame sanctuary upon
their entrance into the league. Once inside the Hall, aspiring
rookies are given a brief history lesson of some of the league’s
former greats.
As an ‘80s product, my memories of Hall of Famers
Taylor and Simpson are already bleak as it is. Considering
that the majority of today’s new NFL blood consists of ‘90s
babies, they probably have no clue whatsoever to the history
of today’s Hall of Famers. So one look at Taylor’s bronze
enshrinement and how should the tour guide illustrate Taylor’s
life? As a man who could avoid a crack-back block with the
best of them or as a man who couldn’t avoid a crack rock like
the rest of them?
You can’t discredit Taylor’s professional accomplishments
but you also can’t ignore his life’s failings neither. Until Hall
of Fame memberships are revoked for criminal behavior, the
NFL will have a tough decision on its hands.
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Day earlier by dining out singer, Paula Campbell, Oklahoma City’s Kevin
at KOMI, a Greek and and morning show host Big Durant has been partying all
Mediterranean restaurant in Tigger. over the city recently and
Dupont Circle. Last week, he stopped by The Park at
The Washington Redskins Congresswoman Eleanor Fourteenth last Thursday as
made their biggest purchase Holmes Norton was well. Rapper (can I still call
in March by signing running spotted at the VIP opening him that?) Mims was also
back Larry Johnson to a of the Social Safeway spotted there the same night
three-year contract worth in Georgetown. Guests while model Melyssa Ford
By Joi-Marie McKenzie Virginia, the first lady was $3.5 million. Last week, local enjoyed complimentary Dom was seen there Friday night.
hosting an afternoon tea in celebs gathered to celebrate Perignon, Cristal and even a If you want to be on the
It is graduation season as honor of Mother’s Day in the Johnson coming to the Belvedere vodka fountain… scene this weekend, head
many college students are White House’s East Room. District, after playing with all in a supermarket. to Team Believe’s Monte
getting ready to embark on Mrs. Obama shared her NFL teams in Kansas City Sherri Sheppard of “The Carlo Night, a benefit for
another chapter of their lives. thoughts on the importance and Cincinnati. View” surprised patrons at the Leukemia & Lymphoma
Congratulations to students of celebrating Mother’s Day Many celebs came out Busboys & Poets last week Society. On Saturday, May
at Howard University who in her address saying, “That’s to celebrate with Johnson when she dined there. She 15, the evening will be hosted
NFL player Larry Johnson
graduated this past weekend. really what Mother’s Day including, television tweeted that it’s her favorite by Sugar Ray Leonard at TPC
While President Obama is all about: showing our arrives to his welcome
party at the District last personality Terrence J, who restaurant in the District. “[It Potomac at Avenel Farm. To
was giving a commencement gratitude for all that they do.” was in town celebrating his has] an eclectic, energetic purchase a ticket, visit www.
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Queen Latifah: The ‘Just


KW: …What was it like being directed by romantic comedy just for

Courtesy Photo
Sanaa Hamri and working with Common and Black folks. I think anybody
the rest of the cast? who watches this movie is

Wright’ Interview
QL: Oh, man, it was amazing. Honestly, going to fall in love with
I couldn’t have asked for a better group of the idea of love again. You
people to work with. It was a true team effort. get to see a strong male in
There’s no way we could have done this Common’s character, Scott,
By Kam Williams
independently of one another. Sanaa was the perfect choice and two completely different
Special to the AFRO
because she had a great vision for the film from the moment she female leads in my character,
first read the script. We interviewed a lot of different directors, Leslie, and Paula Patton’s,
Hip-hop icon and box-office attraction Queen Latifah talks
but her take on it was something that we appreciated because Morgan. And we also get to
here about her new movie, Just Wright, where she gets to play
she assured us that she planned to bring a certain style and taste see them sort of be family and
the title character for the first time ever opposite Common as
to the production, that it would be elevated and classy, and go through the types of things
her love interest. Directed by Sanaa Hamri (Something New),
have cool shots that would make everyone look really good many families go through,
the romantic comedy’s talented supporting cast includes Paula
onscreen. I think that she managed to pull it all off, and I’m yet still find love in the end.
Patton, Pam Grier and Phylicia Rashad.
really proud of her. That’s the realistic image that
KW: You used to play a mean game of basketball back in we wanted to portray, not broad stereotypes with one swipe of
KW: What interested you in “Just Wright?”
the day....[do] you still find time in your busy schedule to shoot the brush. We’re painting our pictures as vividly as possible.
QL: Actually, it was kinda something we just created from
around? KW: What about acting do you find most challenging, and
scratch. What we wanted to do was make was a romantic
QL: I do. Whenever a ball is around, you can’t help but do you think the range roles for Black women in Hollywood are
comedy that was both sexy and romantic and had some
pick that thing up and shoot it. You know what I mean? …My improving?
emotion, but at the same time wasn’t just a chick flick, and
body is not exactly as limber as it used to be in high school, QL: I approach the film business the way I feel about self-
that had some action, some energy. And that’s where the whole
obviously, but I still enjoy a good game of basketball…. esteem—it’s something that has to be maintained. That’s kind
NBA component came in with Leslie Wright, my character,
KW: Recent college grad Laz Lyles asks, do you think “Just of how I feel about positive roles in Hollywood. They have to
being a big basketball fan, and a daddy’s girl. One of the ways
Wright” will help revive the Black romantic film? be maintained. You have to purposefully, intentionally try to
that she and her daddy bonded was by his taking her to the
QL: I think you definitely see true Black love in this film. make the right type of films. And the more people that do that,
games because he didn’t have a son. That made a really big fan
And I hope that it helps to revive the genre, but I can’t say
out of her… the more things will continue to improve. Absolutely.
whether it will be a catalyst for that. But Just Wright isn’t a
B4 The Afro-American, May 15, 2010 - May 21, 2010

Faith In Action
Harris, Jonathan A. Smith, the Southern Friendship Mass Choir and The Masters Movement
Church Briefs: Compiled by Herb Quarles Praise Dance Ministry. Call Allan Willis at 202-529-9509 for information on the tax deductible
requested donation and other information.
Bible Study
The spring Bible study series at Peoples Congregational UCC will include a study of Anniversary Concert
selected stories in the books of Genesis and Exodus at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday in the Corbin “Reilly and Friends: Celebrating a 25-Year Musical
Lounge at the church located at 4704 13th St. N.W. The session for May 13 will include “The Collaboration” is the theme for J. Reilly Lewis’ 25th
Challenges and Change of Jacob,” Genesis 29:33. The session for May 20 will include “The anniversary season as music director of the Cathedral Choral
Story of Dinah,” Genesis 34. Call the church office at 202-829-5511 for additional information. Society. The celebration will take place at 4 p.m. on May 16 at
the Washington National Cathedral located at Massachusetts
Spring Festival and Wisconsin Avenues N.W.
The community is invited to attend a spring festival from noon to 4 p.m. on May 15 at Participants will include The Washington Ballet, the
Peoples Congregation UCC. There will be something for the entire family, including games, Washington Symphonic Brass, guest conductors Norman
Scribner and Robert Shafer, the Order of St. John, the St.
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face painting, moon bounce, food and drinks ($1), deejay and vendors. The event is open free to J. Reilly Lewis, music
the public. Call the church office at 202-829-5511 for additional information. Andrew’s Society, the Washington National Cathedral Schools
director of the Cathedral
Choristers, and the St Albans National Cathedral Schools
Choral Society, celebrates
Scholarship Service Chorale.
a 25-year musical
The DC Choral Ensemble will host a scholarship service at 3:30 p.m. on May 15 at the The celebration will include the world premiere of a work
collaboration.
Southern Friendship Baptist Church located at 4444 Branch Ave. in Temple Hills, Md. Special composed especially for the occasion by Dominick Argento, a
guests will be Inhabited Praise and the Williams Family. Also appearing will be Jermaine Pulitzer Prize-winning composer.
Call 202-537-2228 or visit cathedralchoralsociety.org for ticket and other information.
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Allow Service By Publica- proceeding. Objections
ABSENT DEFENDANT District of Columbia Superior Court of to such appointment (or
tion, filed on December The object of this suite and the District of
16, 2009. Plaintiff brought to the probate of de-
is to obtain a divorce. Any and all persons District of Columbia cedent´s will) shall be
the instant action to re-
move cloud on the title of:
Lot Numbered Eighty-two
On motion of the
plaintiff, it is the XXI day
having or claiming to
have any interest in the
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filed with the Register of
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
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(82) in Square numbered that the defendant Solo- Administration No.
Seventy-eight (78), ”Pet- in the property and Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
worth Addition to the City
mon, Aklilu cause his
appearance to be en-
premises situate, lying
and being in the District
368-10
Queen Elizabeth Mills
20001, on or before
November 7, 2010.
Legal Advertising Rates
of Washington”, as per Decedent
tered herein on or be-
plat recorded in the Office
of the Surveyor for the fore the fortieth day,
of Columbia described
as: NOTICE OF
Claims against the de-
cedent shall be pre-
Effective October 1, 2006
District of Columbia in exclusive Sundays and APPOINTMENT, sented to the under-
Liber 58 at folio 169; Said legal holidays, occurring The property known for NOTICE TO signed with a copy to the
square 78 now known for after the day of the first
publication of this order;
assessment and tax- CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
Register of Wills or filed PROBATE DIVISION
purposes of assessment ation purposes as with the Register of Wills
and taxation as Square otherwise the cause will
be proceeded with as in
Square 5848, Lot 0005, UNKNOWN HEIRS
Ingermar L. Mills, whose
with a copy to the under- (Estates)
3237, also known as 411 and located in Block 6 in signed, on or before
Randolph Street, NW,
Washington, DC (here-
case of default. Provide,
a copy of this order is
a subdivision made by
Wilson and Redman,
address is 553 Terrapin
Terrace, Joppa, MD
November 7, 2010, or 202-879-9460/61
be forever barred. Per-
after referred to a subject published once a week Trustees, as per plat re- 21085 was appointed sons believed to be
property). for three successive corded in Liber County personal representative heirs or legatees of the
According to Plaintiff, the weeks in the Washing- of the estate of Queen
subject property was for- ton Law Reporter, and
10 at Folio 5 in the Of-
fice of the Surveyor for Elizabeth Mills, who died
decedent who do not re-
ceive a copy of this no-
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merly owned by Marazon the Washington Afro- the District of Columbia, on June 19, 2009 with-
Morris and Glady E. Mat- tice by mail within 25
American before said in the subdivision known out a will, and will serve
thews who each acquired day. without Court supervi-
days of its first publica- a. Order Nisi $ 60 per insertion $180.00 per 3 weeks
as Randle Heights, is tion shall so inform the
an undivided one-half in- ASSOCIATE JUDGE sion. All unknown heirs b. Small Estates (single publication)
terest therein, from How-
vacant lot in the 2000
and heirs whose
Register of Wills, includ- $ 50 per insertion
Attest: block of Jasper Street,
ard Morris, their husband Clerk of the whereabouts are un-
ing name, address and c. Notice to Creditors
and brother, respectively SE., at the intersection relationship.
as joint tenants. Gladys
Superior Court of Jasper and 21st known shall enter their Date of Publication: 1. Domestic $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
Of the District Streets, SE. and 2030 appearance in this
Matthews, Howard
of Columbia proceeding. Objections
May 7, 2010 2. Foreign $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
W.Morris, Marazon Mor- Jasper Street, SE in the Name of newspaper:
ris, Charles W. Matthews, By: Deputy Clerk District of Columbia. to such appointment Afro-American d. Escheated Estates $ 60 per insertion $ 360.00 per 6 weeks
4/30, 5/7, 5/14 Defendants. shall be filed with the
Thelma M. Rayford, Mor-
Register of Wills, D.C.,
Washington Law e. Standard Probates $ 125.00
ris W. Matthews and Er- AMENDED ORDER Reporter
Superior Court of OF PUBLICATION 515 5th Street, N.W.,
nest Smith, are defen- Andrea Ellard
the District of In accordance with D.C. 3rd Floor Washington,
dants listed as parties
who may have had an District of Columbia Official Code §47-1375, D.C. 20001, on or be-
Personal
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interest in the subject PROBATE DIVISION the object of this fore November 7, 2010.
Washington, D.C. TRUE TEST COPY
property but are believed proceeding is to secure Claims against the de- $ 80.00
to be deceased or cannot 20001-2131 cedent shall be pre-
REGISTER OF WILLS a. Name Changes 202-879-1133
the foreclosure of the 5/7, 5/21, 5/14
be otherwise located. Administration No. right of redemption in sented to the under- b. Real Property $ 200.00
Upon consideration of 2009ADM1208 the following real prop- signed with a copy to the Superior Court of
Plaintiff’s unopposed mo- Charity Mae Jackson erty located in the Dis- Register of Wills or filed the District of
tion, it is this 25th day of Decedent trict of Columbia, and with the Register of Wills District of Columbia
January, 2010, hereby: Evelyn E. Crawford sold by the Mayor of the with a copy to the under- PROBATE DIVISION FAMILY COURT
ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Queen District of Columbia to signed, on or before Washington, D.C.
Motion is granted; and it 530 8th Street SE the Plaintiff(s) in this ac- November 7, 2010, or 20001-2131
202-879-1212
is further Washington DC 20005 tion: Square 5848, Lot be forever barred. Per- Administration No.
ORDERED tht Plaintiff Attorney
shall, within ninety (90) NOTICE OF
0005, and located in
Block 6 in a subdivision
sons believed to be
heirs or legatees of the
2010ADM365
Saul I Stern
DOMESTIC RELATIONS
days of the date of this APPOINTMENT,
Order, file a brief with the NOTICE TO
made by Wilson and decedent who do not re-
ceive a copy of this no-
Decedent 202-879-0157
Redman, Trustees, as Randy Alan Weiss Esq
Court certifying that CREDITORS tice by mail within 25
per plat recorded in 1150 Connecticut Ave
Plaintiff has searched the AND NOTICE TO Liber County 10 at Folio days of its first publica- NW Suite 900
a. Absent Defendant $ 150.00
records of the Probate UNKNOWN HEIRS
Office of the D.C. Super- 5 in the Office of the tion shall so inform the Washington DC 20036 b. Absolute Divorce $ 150.00
Rodney Craig Jackson Surveyor for the District Register of Wills, includ- Attorney
ior Court and determined and Alvin McGee, of Columbia, in the sub- ing name, address and NOTICE OF
c. Custody Divorce $ 150.00
whether Defendants have whose address are 6109
heirs and Plaintiffs efforts division known as relationship. APPOINTMENT,
1 4 t h S t r e e t N W. , Randle Heights, as a va- Date of Publication: NOTICE TO
to serve such heirs; and
it is further Washington DC 20011 cant lot in the 2000 May 7, 2010 CREDITORS To place your ad, call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 262
ORDERED that the and Edsall Road #201, block of Jasper Street, Name of newspaper: AND NOTICE TO
above-named defen- Alex VA 23011, were ap- SE at the intersection of Afro-American UNKNOWN HEIRS Public Notices $50.00 & up depending on size
dants, unknown spouses, pointed personal repre- Japser and 21st Streets Washington Law Stephen R. Stern, Baltimore Legal Notices are $24.15 per inch.
heirs, assignees, devi- sentative(s) of the estate SE, situated between Reporter whose address is 5322
sees and, legatees of of Charity Mae Jackson, Ingermar L. Mills Broad Branch Road,
There is no flat rate — 1-800 (AFRO) 892
2016 Japer Street SE
Gladys Matthews, How- who died on October 28, (Square 5849, Lot 0002) Personal NW Washington DC For Proof of Publication, please call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 244
ard W. Morris, Marazon 2009 without a will, and and 2030 Japer Street, Representative 20015, was appointed
Morris, Charles W. Mat- will serve without Court SE (Square 5848, Lot TRUE TEST COPY personal representative
thews, Thelma M. Ray- supervision. All un- 0032), Washington DC REGISTER OF WILLS of the estate of Saul I LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES
ford, Morris W. Matthews known heirs and heirs 20020 5/7, 5/14, 5/21 Stern, who died on
and Ernest Smith, de- whose whereabouts are APPOINTMENT, Applicant ORDERED, that all per- PUBLICATION
The complaint states, Superior Court of March 30, 2010 with a ORDER OF CHANGE OF NAME
ceased, and all those unknown shall enter will, and will serve with- NOTICE TO sons concerned show
among other things, that the District of CREDITORS PUBLICATION Tr a v a r a J o a n e t t e -
claiming under them or their appearance in this out Court supervision. cause, if any there be,
any other interested par- the amounts necessary District of Columbia AND NOTICE TO CHANGE OF NAME Monche Farmer having
proceeding. Objections All unknown heirs and on or before the 11th
ties to the subject real for redemption have not PROBATE DIVISION UNKNOWN HEIRS Erica Monique James filed a complaint for
to such appointment h e i r s w h o s e day of June 2010, why
property, cause their been paid. Washington, D.C. David Williams, whose having filed a complaint judgment changing
shall be filed with the whereabouts are un- the prayers of said com-
appearance to be en- Pursuant to the Chief 20001-2131 address is 13518 Hollow for judgment changing Tr a v a r a J o a n e t t e -
Register of Wills, D.C., known shall enter their plaint should not be
tered herein on or before Judge´s Administration Administration No. Erica Monique James Monche Farmer name to
515 5th Street, N.W., appearance in this Log Drive, Upper Marl- granted; provided that a
June 24, 2010, otherwise Order Number 02-11, it 366-10 name to Erica Monique Tr a v a r a J o a n e t t e -
3rd Floor Washington, Marty P. Jennings proceeding. Objections boro, MD 20774 was ap- copy of this order be
the case will be is this 21st day of April, pointed personal repre- James Makinde and Monchell and having ap-
D.C. 20001, on or be- Decedent to such appointment (or published once a week
proceeded with as a case 2010. sentative of the estate of having applied to the plied to the court for an
fore October 30, 2010. NOTICE OF to the probate of de- for three consecutive
of default, provided that ORDERED by the Louis A. Watties, who court for an Order of Order of Publication of
Claims against the de- APPOINTMENT, cedent´s will) shall be weeks before said day
Plaintiff shall, pursuant to Superior Court of the died on March 20, 2010 Publication of the notice the notice required by
cedent shall be pre- NOTICE TO filed with the Register of in the Afro-American.
D.C. Code § 13-341(b), District of Columbia, that with a will, and will serve required by law in such law in such cases; it is
sented to the under- CREDITORS Wills, D.C., 515 5th JUDGE
publish a copy of this or- notice be given by the without Court supervi- cases; it is by the Court by the Court this 29 day
signed with a copy to the AND NOTICE TO Street, N.W., 3rd Floor A TRUE COPY TEST:
der twice a month for insertion of a copy of sion. All unknown heirs this 4 day of May 2010. of April 2010.
three consecutive months Register of Wills or filed UNKNOWN HEIRS Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 5/14, 5/21, 5/28
this order in The Afro- and heirs whose ORDERED, that all per- ORDERED, that all per-
before said day, in the with the Register of Wills Mark Jennings, whose 20001, on or before
American Newspaper, address is 1327 whereabouts are un- sons concerned show sons concerned show
Washington Post, the with a copy to the under- having a general circula- November 7, 2010. Superior Court of
signed, on or before Belmont Street NW known shall enter their cause, if any there be, the District of cause, if any there be,
Washington Times, the tion in the District of Claims against the de-
Daily Washington Law October 30, 2010, or be Washington DC 20009, appearance in this on or before the 8 day Columbia on or before the 3 day
Columbia, once a week was appointed personal cedent shall be pre- of June 2010, why the of June 2010, why the
Reporter, the Washington forever barred. Persons sented to the under- proceeding. Objections Civil Division
for three (3) successive representative of the to such appointment (or prayers of said com- prayers of said com-
Afro-American News- believed to be heirs or weeks, notifying all per- signed with a copy to the Case No. 0002931-10
legatees of the decedent estate of Marty P. Jen- to the probate of de- plaint should not be IN RE: plaint should not be
papers; and it is further sons interested in the nings, who died on Feb- Register of Wills or filed
ORDERED that Plaintiff who do not receive a cedent´s will) shall be granted; provided that a Izu Ahaghotu granted; provided that a
real property described ruary 21, 2010 without a with the Register of Wills copy of this order be copy of this order be
shall publish the first copy copy of this notice by with a copy to the under- filed with the Register of as mother for
above to appear in this will, and will serve with- Wills, D.C., 515 5th published once a week published once a week
of notice within thirty (30) mail within 25 days of its Court by the 7th day of out Court supervision. signed, on or before A.O.O. , a minor
days of the date of this first publication shall so Street, N.W., 3rd Floor for three consecutive Applicant for three consecutive
July, 2010, and redeem All unknown heirs and November 7, 2010, or weeks before said day weeks before said day
Order, inform the Register of h e i r s w h o s e be forever barred. Per- Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . ORDER OF
Clerk of the Court the real property by pay- 20001, on or before in the Afro-American. in the Afro-American.
Wills, including name, ment of $387.00 to- whereabouts are un- sons believed to be PUBLICATION
A TRUE TEST COPY: address and relation- known shall enter their November 7, 2010. JUDGE CHANGE OF NAME JUDGE
gether with real estate heirs or legatees of the A TRUE COPY TEST: A TRUE COPY TEST:
Anita Josey-Herring ship. appearance in this decedent who do not re- Claims against the de- Izu Ahaghotu as mother
Associate Judge taxes assessed and in- cedent shall be pre- 5/14, 5/21, 5/28 5/14, 5/21, 5/28
Date of Publication: terest and penalties proceeding. Objections ceive a copy of this no- for A.O.O. a minor hav-
(Signed in Chambers) April 30, 2010 to such appointment tice by mail within 25 sented to the under- ing filed a complaint for
3/12, 3/19, 4/9, 4/16, theron for the date the signed with a copy to the
Name of newspaper: real property tax certif- shall be filed with the days of its first publica- Subcontractors judgment changing SUPERIOR COURT
5/7, 5/14 Afro-American Register of Wills, D.C., tion shall so inform the Register of Wills or filed Pre-bid meeting Ahunna Olariche Osuuji OF THE DISTRICT
icate was purchased; with the Register of Wills
Washington Law 515 5th Street, N.W., Register of Wills, includ- 5/14/10, 2:30-4:30 name to Ninikanwa OF COLUMBIA
Superior Court of court costs, and attorney 3rd Floor Washington, with a copy to the under-
the District of Reporter fees, expenses incurred ing name, address and pm at Bay Ridge Olariche Osuji and hav- PROBATE
Columbia Rodney Craig Jackson D.C. 20001, on or be- signed, on or before Community Center, 1 ing applied to the court DIVISION
in the publication and fore November 07, relationship.
Civil Division Alvin McGee Date of Publication: November 7, 2010, or Bens Dr., Annapolis for an Order of Publica- Washington, D.C.
service of process by 2010. Claims against be forever barred. Per- for certified MBE/
Case No. 0002798-10 Personal May 7, 2010 tion of the notice re- 20001-2131
IN RE: publication and for rea- the decedent shall be sons believed to be WBE/DBE. Int & Ext
Representative sonable fees for the title Name of newspaper: quired by law in such Administration No.
Michael Gilbert TRUE TEST COPY presented to the under- heirs or legatees of the modification to 198 cases; it is by the Court
Applicant search, all other signed with a copy to the Afro-American 2008ADM000951
REGISTER OF WILLS decedent who do not re- units. Contact Jeff at this 29 day of April 2010. Estate of
ORDER OF amounts paid by the Register of Wills or filed Washington Law 410-379-6700 for de-
PUBLICATION 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 Reporter ceive a copy of this no- ORDERED, that all per- Douglas Fairbanks
petitioner in accordance with the Register of Wills tice by mail within 25 tails.
CHANGE OF NAME with the provisions of with a copy to the under- Stephen R. Stern sons concerned show Johnson
Michael Gilbert having IN THE SUPERIOR days of its first publica- cause, if any there be, Deceased
D.C. Code §47-1361 signed, on or before Personal
filed a complaint for COURT OF THE tion shall so inform the on or before the 3rd day NOTICE OF
and all outstanding November 7, 2010 or be Representative Superior Court of
judgment changing Mi- DISTRICT OF Register of Wills, includ- of June 2010, why the STANDARD
chael H. Gilbert name to municipal lien amounts forever barred. Persons TRUE TEST COPY the District of
COLUMBIA believed to be heirs or ing name, address and prayers of said com- PROBATE
Hussein Waliullah and due and owing on the REGISTER OF WILLS Columbia
CIVIL DIVISION legatees of the decedent relationship. plaint should not be Notice is hereby
having applied to the aforementioned real 5/7, 5/14, 5/21 Civil Division
Civil Action No. who do not receive a Date of Publication: granted; provided that a given that a petition
court for an Order of property, or answer the Case No. 0002977-10
Publication of the notice 2008CA002648 L RP copy of this notice by Superior Court of May 7, 2010 copy of this order be has been filed in this
complaint or, thereafter, IN RE:
required by law in such Judge Joseph mail within 25 days of its the District of Name of newspaper: published once a week Court by William E.
a final judgment will be Gregory Morse
cases; it is by the Court Beshouri first publication shall so District of Columbia Afro-American for three consecutive Wade for standard
this 23rd day of April entered foreclosing the Applicant
Karen Y Fletcher inform the Register of PROBATE DIVISION Washington Law weeks before said day probate, including
2010. right of redemption in ORDER OF
7505 Mendota Place Wills, including name, Washington, D.C. Reporter in the Afro-American. the appointment of
ORDERED, that all per- the real property and PUBLICATION
Springfield, VA 22150 address and relation- 20001-2131 Louis A. Watties JUDGE one or more per-
sons concerned show vesting in the plaintiff a CHANGE OF NAME
cause, if any there be, PLAINTIFF ship. Administration No. Personal A TRUE COPY TEST: sonal representa-
title in fee simple. Date of Publication: Gregory Morse having
on or before the 28th v. 2010ADM372 Representative 5/14, 5/21, 5/28 tive. Unless a com-
A TRUE TEST COPY: May 7, 2010 filed a complaint for
day of May 2010, why Kustom Homes Real Louis A. Watties TRUE TEST COPY plaint or an objection
4/30, 5/7, 5/14 Name of newspaper: judgment changing Superior Court of
the prayers of said com- Estate, Inc. Decedent REGISTER OF WILLS in accordance with
plaint should not be Afro-American Gregory Morse name to the District of
d/b/a Kustom Homes Inc Superior Court of Cheryl Chapman 5/7, 5/14, 5/21 Superior Court Pro-
granted; provided that a Washington Law Gregory Marshall and Columbia
2414 Iverson Street the District of Henderson Esq bate Division Rule
copy of this order be Reporter having applied to the Civil Division
published once a week
Temple Hills, MD 20748 Columbia 4920 Niagara Road Superior Court of court for an Order of 407 is filed in this
Serve: Roscoe Johnson, Mark Jennings the District of Case No. 0002923-10
for three consecutive Civil Division Personal Suite 200 Publication of the notice IN RE: Court within 30 days
weeks before said day President Case No. 2021-2010 Representative College Park MD Columbia required by law in such from the date of first
in the Afro-American. 11 Ballman Court Civil Division Travara Joanette-
IN RE: TRUE TEST COPY 20740 cases; it is by the Court Monche Farmer publication of this
JUDGE Brooklyn, Maryland THERESA ANN REGISTER OF WILLS Attorney Case No. 0003044-10 this 3rd day of May notice, the Court
A TRUE COPY TEST: IN RE: Applicant
4/30, 5/7, 5/14
GARNER 5/7, 5/14, 5/21 NOTICE OF 2010. ORDER OF may take the action
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Register of Wills January 24, 2010 with a tion shall so inform the
Clerk of the Probate will, and will serve with- Register of Wills, includ- 25 words there Delaware. New Single
Division ing name, address and Home Development near
Date of First
out Court supervision.
All unknown heirs and relationship. is an additional
beaches & bay areas.
Publication h e i r s w h o s e Date of Publication: charge of Purchase prices from
May 14, 2010 whereabouts are un- May 14, 2010 We would like to widely publicize our job opportunities to any organization that
Names of known shall enter their Name of newspaper: $7 per word.) $99,900. CALL 302-659-
frequently distributes employment information to job seekers or refers candi-
Newspapers: Afro-American 5800. Visit www.bonayre-
appearance in this dates to employers.
Washington Law proceeding. Objections Washington Law homes.
Reporter to such appointment (or Reporter Call com
Washington to the probate of de- Brenda S. Devrouax To receive information regarding job vacancies at Citadel Broadcasting
AFRO-AMERICAN cedent´s will) shall be Personal (410) 554-8200
William E. Wade Representative LOTS & Corporation, simply ask to be put on our mailing list and send your request to:
filed with the Register of
3195 Stanley Rd TRUE TEST COPY
Fairlawn OH 44333
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
REGISTER OF WILLS All ads must ACREAGE Citadel Broadcasting Corporation
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Signature of Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 5/14, 5/21, 5/28 DEEDBACK BARGAIN!
Petitioners/Attorney 20001, on or before
be c/o Human Resources Dept.
Concrete General, Inc. is seeking MBE 20+ Acres SUBDIVID- 4400 Jenifer St., NW,
5/14, 5/21 November 14, 2010. prepaid ABLE! only $86,720.
Claims against the de- subcontractors & suppliers who perform Washington, DC 20015-2113
Sale- 5/15/10. All wooded
Superior Court of cedent shall be pre- various types of work relating to highway,
sented to the under- homesite, great western
the District of bridge, & utility construction in the Maryland view, beautiful building Be sure to include your company name, contact person, address, phone numbers
District of Columbia signed with a copy to the
Register of Wills or filed area. Call Mark Miller 301-948-4450. EEO site. 2 miles to town, and email addresses.
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C. with the Register of Wills under 2 hrs DC Metro.
20001-2131 with a copy to the under- Paved county road Citadel Broadcasting Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.
Administration No. signed, on or before frontage, utilities, perced.
374-10 November 14, 2010, or
be forever barred. Per- Surrounding parcels sold
Cleola R. Davidson for $180K!!! Don’t miss
Decedent sons believed to be
NOTICE OF heirs or legatees of the AUCTIONS this one! Excellent financ-
This is a full time contractual position that will coordinate
APPOINTMENT, decedent who do not re- ing. www.landneardc.com
NOTICE TO ceive a copy of this no- AUCTION - Call 1-800-888-1262 the provision of resident services to tenants of 58 scattered
CREDITORS tice by mail within 25
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS (IFB) C o n s t r u c t i o n site homes throughout the greater Baltimore area. Homes
AND NOTICE TO days of its first publica- Equipment $ Trucks, are located in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County,
tion shall so inform the IFB BID NO.: B30-182
UNKNOWN HEIRS
Register of Wills, includ- May 10, 2010 May 21, 9 AM, Richmond, MISC. Harford County and Howard County. The residents of this
Henrieta B Davidson, VA. Excavators, Dozers,
whose address is 4342 ing name, address and
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning AIRLINE MECHANIC – housing require an extensive array of supportive services.
relationship. Dumps & More. Accepting
Barker Street SE Commission (”Commission”) hereby invites the Train for high paying The primary goal of this position will be to help residents
Date of Publication: Items Daily. Motley’s
Washington 20019, was
May 14, 2010
submission of sealed bids by interested and qual-
Auction & Realty Group, Aviation Maintenance become stable, active, viable members of the communities
appointed personal re- ified parties for the furnishing of all labor, supervi-
presentative of the Name of newspaper: sion, equipment and materials, and the perform- 804-232-3300, www.mot- Career. FAA approved in which they are living. This is a full time contractual
estate of Cleola R Da- Afro-American ance of all work necessary for the Construction of leys.com, VAAL#16 program. Financial aid if position and a great opportunity for those who enjoy
Washington Law qualified - Job placement
vidson (MOTHER), who
Reporter
Improvements and New Park Amenities (Entrance, working with families and children. A valid driver´s license
died on January 17, Roadway, Parking, Water Lines, Sanitary Sewer assistance. CALL Aviation
2010 without a will, and Kenneth Wayne Blunt Lines, Trail, Pedestrian Bridge, Playground Area and vehicle is required and mileage reimbursement will be
Personal Renovation, Restroom, Shelters and Associated AUTOMOBILE Institute of Maintenance
given in addition to the hourly pay rate. Please fax resume
will serve without Court (866) 823-6729
supervision. All un- Representative Work) at Walker Mill Regional Park, 8001 Walker DONATION or letter of interest to: Julie McCabe at 410-269-1479 or
known heirs and heirs TRUE TEST COPY Mill Road, District Heights, Prince George’s
REGISTER OF WILLS County, Maryland, all to be performed pursuant to by-email at
whose whereabouts are DONATE VEHICLE: MISC. FOR
unknown shall enter 5/14, 5/21, 5/28 and in accordance with the drawings and
Receive $1000 GRO-
julie@homesforamerica.org E.O.E.
their appearance in this specifications. SALE
Superior Court of CERY COUPONS, Your
proceeding. Objections Copies of the Bid Documents for the project can Choice. NOAH'S ARC,
the District of
to such appointment be obtained from the Director of Parks and Recre- HOMEOWNERS WANT-
District of Columbia NO KILL Animal Shelters.
shall be filed with the ation’s Office, 6600 Kenilworth Avenue, Room ED! Kayak Pools looking
PROBATE DIVISION Advanced Veterinary
Register of Wills, D.C., 205/207, Riverdale, Maryland 20737, after 9:00 am for Demo homesites to
Washington, D.C. Treatments. Free Towing,
515 5th Street, N.W., on May 10, 2010. The cost per set of these
20001-2131 display new maintenance
3rd Floor Washington, documents is $100.00 and is non-refundable. IRS TAX DEDUCTION.
Administration No. free Kayak pools. Save
D.C. 20001, on or be- Checks and/or money orders only will be Non-runners 1-866-912-
2009ADM1309 thousands of $$. Unique
fore November 14, accepted. Documents will not be mailed. Copies GIVE
Daniel M Mercer opportunity! 100% financ-
2010. Claims against of the bid documents may be obtained from
Decedent
the decedent shall be emarylandmarketplace.com at no charge. All bid- ing available. 1-877-377-
Archie L Palmore Esq
presented to the under- ders must return the bidders list form that is DONATE YOUR VEHI- 7665.
6811 Kenilworth Ave
signed with a copy to the attached to the solicitation. CLE RECEIVE FREE
#100
Register of Wills or filed VACATION VOUCHER
Riverdale MD 20737 There will be a pre-bid meeting at the site on June
with the Register of Wills
with a copy to the under-
Attorney 2, 2010, at 10:00 AM. Sealed bids must be UNITED BREAST CAN- MISC./TRAINING
NOTICE OF received by the Commission’s Park Planning & CER FOUNDATION Free
signed, on or before
APPOINTMENT, Development Division’s Procurement Unit, do the Mammograms, Breast
November 14, 2010, or MASSAGE THERAPY –
NOTICE TO Director of Parks and Recreation at 6600 Ken-
be forever barred. Per- Cancer Info Learn fast, earn fast.
CREDITORS ilworth Avenue, Room 205, Riverdale, MD 20737,
sons believed to be www.ubcf.info FREE Financial aid if qualified. A
AND NOTICE TO no later than 3:00 P.M. on June 10. 2010. Bids
heirs or legatees of the
UNKNOWN HEIRS timely received will be publicly opened and read Towing, Tax Deductible, new career is at your fin-
decedent who do not re-
Archie L Palmore, Esq immediately thereafter. The envelope containing gertips. Call Centura
ceive a copy of this no- Non-Runners Accepted,
whose address is 6811 the bid should be marked in the lower left-hand College 877-206-3353
tice by mail within 25 1-888-468-5964
Kenilworth Ave., #100 corner, ”Sealed Bid for the Construction of Im-
days of its first publica- provements and New Park Amenities at Walker
Riverdale MD 20737
tion shall so inform the Mill Regional Park”.
Register of Wills, includ-
was appointed personal DONATE AUTOS, MOUNTAIN
representative of the
ing name, address and The Commission reserves the right to reject any TRUCKS, RV'S. PROPERTY
estate of Daniel M. Mer-
relationship. and all bids received, and to waive irregularities. LUTHERAN MISSION
cer, who died on June
Date of Publication: Concerns and questions regarding this project SOCIETY. Your donation MTN HUNTING CABIN
28, 2001 without a will,
May 14, 2010 should be directed to Joan Barbour at OLD POND/ STREAM
and will serve with, helps local families with
Name of newspaper: 301-699-2562. OPEN/ W OODED 48 AC-
Court supervision. All food, clothing, shelter. Tax
Afro-American
unknown heirs and heirs deductible. MVAlicensed $82,855
Washington Law THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL
whose whereabouts are Turnkey hunt cabin w/ per-
Reporter PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION LutheranMissionSociety.o
unknown shall enter fect mix of fields & woods.
Henrietta B. Davidson rg. or toll-free
their appearance in this
Personal Michael G. Terry, Jr., P.E. Secluded pond ready to
proceeding. Objections Engineering Supervisor
Representative enjoy. Great for weekend
to such appointment Park Planning and Development Division
TRUE TEST COPY getaways! Special financ-
shall be filed with the
REGISTER OF WILLS CAMPGROUNDS
Register of Wills, D.C., ing. Call now 1-877-526-
5/14, 5/21, 5/28
515 5th Street, N.W., 3764, x 782
3rd Floor Washington, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Lake Somerset Camp
Superior Court of Commission (M-NCPPC) hereby invites sealed
the District of D.C. 20001, on or be- Ground, Maryland
fore November 14, bids from interested parties for IFB B30-185
District of Columbia ”One(1) 2011 Freightliner Model M2 112V Tri-Axle Eastern Shore. Leave REAL ESTATE
PROBATE DIVISION 2010. Claims against
Dump Body or Equal” in accordance with the your RV on site all year.
Washington, D.C. the decedent shall be Pre-Construction Grand
presented to the under- scope of services to be furnished by the Purchas- $1500 includes water,
20001-2131 ing Division, 6611 Kenilworth Ave., Suite 300, electric & sewage. Call for Opening 5/22- Deepwater
Administration No. signed with a copy to the
Register of Wills or filed Riverdale, Maryland 20737. brochure 410-957-1866 Homesites $79,900+. 2 hr
376ADM10 There is no charge for the bid. Each Bid must be from DC, 1 hr from
Stephanie R. Chrostek with the Register of Wills submitted to the Purchasing Office at the above or 410 957-9897 or email
Decedent with a copy to the under- address. Bids must be received before 11:00 A.M., us at Richmond/Fredericksburg
NOTICE OF signed, on or before Wednesday, May 26, 2010. Requests for copies lakesomerset@earth- . Direct access
APPOINTMENT, November 14, 2010, or of the solicitation and any questions regarding this R a p p a h a n n o c k
be forever barred. Per- link.net.
NOTICE TO Bid may be directed to Flora Lindsay-Boston, River/Chesapeake Bay.
CREDITORS sons believed to be Senior Procurement Specialist, at (301)454-1608,
heirs or legatees of the Appointments required.
AND NOTICE TO TTY (301)454-1493 or e-mail to flora.lindsay-
UNKNOWN HEIRS decedent who do not re- boston@mncppc.org. All Bids and associated FURNITURE (888)877-9837
Antoinette Hazlett, ceive a copy of this no- documents will become the property of the
whose address is 2021 tice by mail within 25 Commission and will be considered public Cherry Bedroom Set.
Plymouth Street, NW days of its first publica- information.The Commission is an E.O.E. with Solid Wood, never used, SERVICES -
Washington DC 20012, tion shall so inform the special procurement rules for Minorities, Females,
Register of Wills, includ- and the Disabled. brand new in factory MISC.
was appointed personal boxes. English Dovetail.
representative of the ing name, address and
relationship. Nancy J. Keogh Original cost $4500. Sell DOES YOUR BUSINESS
estate of Stephanie R. NEED MORE FOOT
Date of Publication: Purchasing Manager for $795. Can deliver.
Chrostek, who died on
January 7, 2010 with a May 14, 2010 240-482-8721 TRAFFIC??? Advertise
will, and will serve with- Name of newspaper: with us in over 116 news-
out Court supervision. Afro-American The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning papers across Maryland,
LEATHER LIVING
All unknown heirs and Washington Law Commission (M-NCPPC) hereby invites sealed Delaware and DC. Reach
Reporter ROOM SET. In original
h e i r s w h o s e proposals from interested parties for Proposal No. 5.2 million readers weekly
Archie L Palmore Esq P30-177, ”Consulting Services for On-Site Pro- plastic, never used. Orig
whereabouts are un- for only $495. For more
known shall enter their Personal gramming Support for Prince George´s County price $3000, Sacrifice
Representative Planning Department”, in accordance with scope $975. Can deliver. Call information contact us at
appearance in this
proceeding. Objections TRUE TEST COPY of services to be furnished by the Purchasing Bill 301-841-7565 410-721-4000 x19 or visit
to such appointment (or REGISTER OF WILLS Division, 6611 Kenilworth Ave., Suite 300, our website: www.mddc-
to the probate of de- 5/14, 5/21, 5/28 Riverdale, MD 20737. There will be no charge for press.com
the proposal. Each proposal must be submitted to
cedent´s will) shall be
filed with the Register of
Superior Court of the Purchasing Office at the above address. Pro- HEALTH &
the District of posals must be received before 11:00 AM, ADVERTISING BUD-
Wills, D.C., 515 5th District of Columbia Thursday, May 27, 2010. A Pre-Proposal Con- MEDICAL GET TIGHT!!! GROW
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor PROBATE DIVISION ference is scheduled for 11:00 AM, Monday, May
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . YOUR BUSINESS WITH
Washington, D.C. 17, 2010, at M-NCPPC, Lakeside Condominiums, ELIZABETH COONEY
20001, on or before US IN 2010. Advertise in
20001-2131 Training Room, 14430 Old Mill Road, Upper Marl- CARE NETWORK. FULL
November 14, 2010. boro, Maryland 20772. Representatives of the 116 newspapers across
Administration No. SERVICE HOME CARE
Claims against the de- 407-10 Commission will be present for the purpose of Maryland, Delaware and
cedent shall be pre- SPECIALISTS. SINCE
Paul S. Devrouax Jr. providing responses to questions regarding this DC. Reach 5.2 million
sented to the under- procurement. Although not mandatory, it is strongly 1957. CARING PTs, RNs,
Decedent readers weekly for only
signed with a copy to the Dena C Feeney Esq recommended that all parties who intend to submit LPNs, CNAs, AIDES,
$495.00. For more infor-
Register of Wills or filed 1010 Wayne Avenue a proposal carefully review the Request for Pro- HOME HEALTH CARE.
with the Register of Wills posals and attend the Pre-Proposal Conference. mation contact us at
Suite 220 PRIVATE DUTY.
with a copy to the under- Questions regarding this proposal may be directed 410-721-4000 x19 or
Silver Spring MD HOURLY / LIVE-IN. 24-
signed, on or before to Tina J. Baham at (301)454 1602, TTY visit our
20910 (301)454-1493. All proposals and associated HOUR SERVICE.
November 14, 2010, or
be forever barred. Per-
Attorney
NOTICE OF
documents will become the property of the M- LICENSED & BONDED.
w e b s i t e : w w w. m d d c -
Strictly Personal
sons believed to be NCPPC and will be considered public information. 888-353-1700. CALL press.com
heirs or legatees of the
APPOINTMENT,
NOW FOR CARE. Pen Pals
NOTICE TO The Commission is an E.O.E. with special pro-
decedent who do not re- CREDITORS
ceive a copy of this no- AND NOTICE TO
curement rules for Minorities, Females, and the VACATION Attractive lady 5’6”, interested in cooking, music, DVDs, good con-
tice by mail within 25 Disabled.
UNKNOWN HEIRS HELP WANTED RENTALS versation and quiet evenings. I would like to meet someone with
days of its first publica- Brenda S. Devrouax,
tion shall so inform the Nancy J. Keogh similar interests, who is religious, with his own home and trans-
whose address is 7704- Purchasing Manager ARE YOU SMART, moti- OCEAN CITY, MARY-
Register of Wills, includ- 1 2 t h S t r e e t , N W. LAND. Best selection of portation. Contact: Brenda Johnson, 32 Caraway Road,
ing name, address and vated and desire unlimit-
Washington DC 20012 ed income? 25 year old affordable rentals. Full/ Reisterstown, Md. 21136.
relationship. was appointed personal
Date of Publication: c o m p a n y partial weeks. Call for
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representative of the FREE brochure. Open
May 14, 2010 ($372,000,000.00 sales
Name of newspaper:
estate of Paul S. Dev-
daily. Holiday Real Lonesome Hearts - Pen Pals
rouax Jr, who died on 1st quarter 2010).
Afro-American Estate. 1-800-638-2102. To have a notice published in the Strictly Personal Section, write the message

in the AFRO
March 22, 2010 with a Scientifically proven anti-
Washington Law will, and will serve with- Online reservations: you want printed in the space below. Enclose ten dollars ($10.00), check or
Reporter aging products
out Court supervision. www.holidayoc.com money order for 25 words. NO CASH PLEASE. Additional words will cost 50
Antoinette Hazlett (cleanser/toner/day/night
All unknown heirs and cents each.

call
Personal moisturizers $188. money
h e i r s w h o s e
Representative whereabouts are un- back quarantee). 561- WATERFRONT
TRUE TEST COPY known shall enter their 3 2 4 - 3 2 3 8
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202-332-
appearance in this w w w. l a u r i e p . m y n u s k i -
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the District of Riverfront! 4.5 AC- Only To answer a Lonesome Heart notice, enclose a check or money order for $2.00
District of Columbia
cedent´s will) shall be HELP WANTED - $210,000 w/ Sand for each letter you wish to have forwarded. NO CASH PLEASE. Be sure to
filed with the Register of
PROBATE DIVISION Wills, D.C., 515 5th TRUCK DRIVER Beach Shoreline Was include the box number of the person you wish to contact.
Washington, D.C. Street, N.W., 3rd Floor $595,000 Only a few
20001-2131 REGIONAL DRIVERS riverfronts remain- own
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . All letters, queries and notices should be sent to:
Administration No. 20001, on or before NEEDED! More for 1/3 of their value!
400ADM10 Hometime! Top Pay! Up to
STRICTLY PERSONAL
November 14, 2010. EXCELLENT FINANC-
Millie Bell Blunt Claims against the de- $.43/mile company driv- 2519 N. Charles Street,
Decedent ING Call now 866-764-
cedent shall be pre- ers! 12 months OTR Baltimore, MD 21218
NOTICE OF 5238, x 1918
sented to the under-
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