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25, 2010 - September 25, 2010, The Afro-American A1

Volume 119 No. 7 PRINCE September


GEORGE’S COUNTY EDITION

SEPTEMBER 25, 2010 - OCTOBER 1, 2010


Esperanza Spaulding Prepares Lady Bison End
for Lincoln Theater Debut B5 B1 9-Game Slump C6

Capitol Heights Standoff Highlights County’s Recidivism Problem


By George Barnette something wrong, feel hopelessness and will therefore try
AFRO Staff Writer to harm themselves,” Mauro said. “Sometimes, instead of
going through that pain or bad situation, they’ll end up killing
When David E. Williams, a convicted felon, barricaded themselves.”
himself in a Capitol Heights home on Sept. 14, it once again In Williams’ case, that hopelessness came from the 10 years
highlighted a disturbing problem in Prince George’s County: he spent in prison for assault and battery, false imprisonment
What is being done with citizens re-entering society upon and bribery by intimidation for trying to intimidate a juror.
release from prison? For Prince George’s County officials, the cycle that
According to Prince George’s County Police, the standoff Williams and so many others repeat upon re-entering society
ended at about 7 a.m., Sept. 15, when Williams, 37, shot is an issue that many want to address in a substantial way.
himself because he didn’t want to return to prison. Police had A three-year study done by the Correctional Educational
converged upon the house after its residents reported Williams Association for the United States Department of Education
for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend’s uncle. Office of Correctional Education says without anything as
Marisa Mauro, a blogger for Psychology Today, spent years small as an in-prison school, 55.7 percent of ex-convicts in
working in the California Department of Corrections and Maryland will be re-arrested.
Rehabilitation as a clinical psychologist. She says Williams Courtesy photo/Women for Angela Alsobrooks Angela Alsobrooks, who won the de facto General Election
may have felt there was nothing else to live for. “Oftentimes Angela Alsobrooks plans to make reducing recidivism a to become the county’s next state’s attorney, says reducing
inmates or people, who believe they’ll be charged with priority.
Continued on A3

Denzel Washington Touts Program to Boost Graduation Rates


By Dorothy Rowley an enormous impact on my
AFRO Staff Writer life,” Washington, 55, said
referencing experiences
Boys and Girls Club of growing up in Mt. Vernon,
America alumnus Denzel N.Y. Washington shared
Washington, who was in a story about how a Club
Washington Sept. 15 to mentor had once told he could
promote the organization’s do anything he wanted to do.
new initiative to decrease “And I’ve never forgotten
dropout rates among youth, that,” said the two-time Oscar-
told a National Press Club winning actor.
gathering that more such BGCA, which has 1,400 of
programs are needed to help its facilities located in schools,
keep kids on the right track to serves as the world’s largest
becoming productive citizens. network of youth development
“We support programs organizations. The clubs,
that exist but we need which serve students when
every American to do his classes are not in session,
part to increase academic are also largely located in
enhancement efforts,” communities where dropout
Washington said. “Our rates have a tendency to be
goal is simple to state but higher.
According to club
Photo by Rob Roberts statistics, nationally, 1.3
Actor Denzel Washington speaks during a discussion of a new Boys and Girls Club initiative to curb the high school million students in the Class
dropout rate at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 15. of 2010 failed to graduate, and
hard to achieve, unless the ventured over to the White The father of four stated knowledge to succeed, but for Black and Latino males the
entire nation understands House, where he teamed up that as BGCA refocuses also armed with confidence to rate currently stands at nearly
and responds to the dropout with singer Ashanti to kick its strategy to increase achieve their full potential. 50 percent among. BCGA also
crisis.” off BGCA’s “Be Great, graduation rates, the Club “This is what I came stresses that the situation is so
Hear the AFRO on The Daily
Having served as Club Graduate” project, aimed at would like to see every girl from. This is what I’m here dire that a youth drops out of
Drum, Wednesday at 7 p.m. school every 26 seconds.
spokesman for the past 18 youth at risk for dropping out and boy graduate, prepared for. This is what makes me
years, Washington also of high school. with not just the attitude and happy [as] the Club has had Continued on A4

No Gains in Prince George’s Green Party Candidate


Bus Driver Strike Tragically Killed in Accident
By George Barnette Veolia representatives believe they By George Barnette
AFRO Staff Writer are “above the law.” AFRO Staff Writer
“If a person gets caught in the
As a bus driver strike enters its sidewalk, the crosswalk or if a person Green Party candidate Natasha
second week in Prince George’s gets caught in the middle of an Pettigrew died on Sept. 21 from
County, several hotly contested issues intersection with a red-light camera, injuries she suffered after being hit
argued by Veolia Transportation I don’t feel that my members should by a car in the early morning hours
and the drivers it employs remain be disciplined,” said Ratliff. “I think of Sept. 19. Pettigrew, 30, was
unresolved. The company, which that their laws are stricter than the attempting to unseat 24-year veteran
provides 40 percent of the bus service Maryland laws. Police don’t give you Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D).
countywide, said several new rules a ticket for being in the crosswalk.” Pettigrew, in training for a
and an on-bus camera system ensure After an incident, Veolia pulls the triathlon, was out riding her bike
safety standards are met, while driver off the road, into a re-training early in the morning when she was
many drivers and their class and documents the struck by Christy Littleford of Upper
union, Teamsters infraction on their employee Marlboro. Littleford kept driving her
Local 639, say the file. After numerous Cadillac Escalade after she struck
changes are too rigid infractions, the driver will be Pettigrew as she told police she Courtesy Photo/Natasha Pettigrew for United States Senate

and threaten job terminated. thought she hit a deer or a dog. Natasha Pettigrew was running to
security. But Veolia spokeswoman When Littleford arrived home, oust veteran Sen. Barbara Mikulski
According to Ruth Otte said the cameras she and her husband discovered
Thomas Ratliff, the Pettigrew’s bike lodged underneath “As a party, we have never
union’s president, Continued on A3 the vehicle and that’s when they experienced a loss like this,” said
bus drivers have lost called police. No charges have been Brian Bittner, co-chair of the
Residents have been Maryland Green Party, in a statement.
their jobs and been filed and the investigation is still
seeing reduced service “We all looked forward to working
suspended after minor ongoing.
at bus stops all over with Natasha for years to come.
infractions since the For the Maryland Green Party, this
the county since Veolia Natasha was a bright, hardworking
company installed the is a tragic loss that may take the party
Join the AFRO on Transportation’s bus driver strike
cameras. To him, it seems a while to recover from. Continued on A4
Twitter and Facebook began. Photo by George Barnette

Copyright © 2010 by the Afro-American Company


A2 The Afro-American, September 25, 2010 - October 1, 2010

AFRO National Briefs


continues with four golf course employees
saying, “We did. And four of ‘em didn’t show
up for work, two filed for welfare, one robbed
the pro shop and the other thinks he’s the
Your History • Your Community • Your News ‘Cosby Show’ Artist, ‘Little Bill’ president.”

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The Afro-American Newspapers Creator Dies The newspaper’s editor, Don Marben,
Baltimore Office • Corporate Headquarters Varnette P. Honeywood, a celebrated artist wrote an apology that appeared in the
2519 N. Charles Street famed for her colorful painting depicting newspaper and said the joke was in “bad
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4602 African-American life, died Sept. 12 in Los taste.”
410-554-8200 • Fax: 1-877-570-9297 Angeles after a battle with cancer. She was “People found the letter racial and
59. bigoted. We didn’t intend to stir up such a
www.afro.com mess for which we apologize most heartily,”
Honeywood’s work was prominently
featured on popular 1980s and ‘90s sitcom, Marben wrote. “Our judgment on using the
Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892 article was in bad taste and we’re sorry for all
“The Cosby Show” and the California native
Washington Publisher Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II went on to produce the popular “Little Bill” the bad feelings that it created. From now on,
children’s book and TV series with entertainer Civil rights activist Dorothy Benford, we’ll stick to something that brings out the
Chairman of the Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr.
Bill Cosby. In addition, she painted the during a rally at the Capitol in Jackson, best in all of us.”
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222
mural showcased on “Kid’s Say the Darndest Miss., on Sept. 15, waves a sign with $11
Receptionist - Wanda Pearson - 410-554-8200 Things” and works on “Amen” and “A in singles hanging from it to protest FDA Mulls Sale of Genetically Altered
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales Different World.” the life sentences of Jamie and Gladys Salmon
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289 Honeywood’s art, which she said was Scott for a robbery that netted that same As the Food and Drug Administration
susangould@afro.com strongly influenced by Romare Bearden amount. (FDA) debates whether genetically modified
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount - 410-554-8246 and Jacob Lawrence, often focused on the (GM) Atlantic salmon should be distributed
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235 favorable aspects of Black life and showed Although prosecutors did not recommend for human consumption, many media
Advertising Account Executive African Americans in familial settings like life sentences, the jury had the option of outlets and public health organizations are
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274 churches and relative’s homes. calling for life prison terms. Jealous said that questioning how the altered seafood would be
Honeywood was born on Dec. 27, while the sisters were guilty, the punishment labeled.
Director of Finance - Jack Leister - 410-554-8242 they received doesn’t fit the crime. “It is a
1950, in Los Angeles, and studied art at the Some say the government should require
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265 Chouinard Art Institute as a teenager. Her travesty that in the state of Mississippi, the the fish’s origins to be written out on product
Community & Public Relations Manager parents, Stepney and Lovie Honeywood, were lives of two Black women are valued at labels while AquaBounty, the modified
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243 elementary school teachers from the South. little more than 11 dollars,” Jealous said in a salmon’s developer, said such labeling would
She graduated from Spelman College in statement. “From the outset, the measures in incite unnecessary fear among consumers.
Editorial which the Scott sisters were convicted were
Atlanta in 1972 and earned a master’s degree The company maintains GM salmon has no
Executive Editor - Talibah Chikwendu questionable and pattern themselves after
in education from the University of Southern scientific difference than unaltered seafood.
E-mail: editor@afro.com dubious criminal justice trends in Mississippi
California in 1974. In the 1970s, Honeywood “Food labeling is intended to provide
Managing Editor - Kristin Gray - 410-554-8277 and nationwide. We intend to pursue justice to
Washington Bureau Chief - Zenitha Prince - 202-332-0080, ext. 119 and her sister also founded Black Lifestyles, information on product composition and
one of the first greeting-card and art the fullest extent for the Scott sisters, and will safety,” the company said in a statement.
E-mail: dceditor@afro.com
organizations devoted to African-American continue our push for criminal justice reform Because fish developed from AquaBounty’s
Global Markets themes. throughout America.” AquAdvantage eggs is “nutritionally and
Director - Benjamin M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220 According to eurweb.com, Honeywood’s Jealous isn’t alone in his call for biologically the same as any other Atlantic
bphillips@afro.com funeral takes place Sept. 23 at Messiah leniency. The original prosecutor in the case salmon the consumer purchases, there is no
Washington Circulation/Distribution Manager Baptist Church in Los Angeles. has stepped forward and publicly said the reason for it to be labeled as different.”
Edgar Brookins - 202-332-0080, ext. 116 sentence is too harsh. In addition, nearly 200 However, the Center for Food Safety
Baltimore Circulation/Distribution Manager protesters recently marched to the Mississippi argues public opposition should sway the
NAACP Seeks Release of Sisters State Capitol to protest the sentence, but
Sammy Graham - 410-554-8266 FDA’s decision and said more than 300
Serving Life Sentences for $11 Barbour has not taken action. The sisters’
Production Department - 410-554-8288 environmental, health and animal groups,
Robbery attorney, Chokwe Lumumba, hopes Barbour fishing associations, food companies,
NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is listens to the protesters and frees the sisters. restaurateurs and chefs have signed joint
Washington Office asking Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour to letters to the FDA asking that the GM salmon
pardon two sisters serving life sentences for Minnesota Newspaper Claims ‘Bad stay off food shelves.
1917 Benning Road, N.E. • Washington, D.C. 20002-4723
their role in a 1993 armed robbery that netted
202-332-0080 Fax: 1-877-570-9297 Taste’ in Racially Charged Column
$11.
The Tribune, a local newspaper based in

Morguefile
General Manager Jamie and Gladys Scott, then 21 and 19
Edgar Brookins - ext. 116 Lake Crystal, Minn., has come under public
respectively, were both found guilty of two
Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112 scrutiny for a column some say is racially
counts of armed robbery after luring two men
insensitive. The column, which is called
Customer Service, Home Delivery and Subscriptions: down a rural road so they could be robbed at
“Ramblings,” includes a joke about a golf
gunpoint by three men in a following car. The
410-554-8234 course replacing its caddies with shiny robots,
three accomplices pleaded guilty and testified
Customer Service@afro.com which are quickly blinded by sun glare. To
against the sisters during the trial. They
Billing Inquiries: 410-554-8226 solve the problem, someone suggests the
served prison sentences.
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November 1, 2008 - November 7, 2008, The Washington Afro-American A3

Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain NephewA3


A2 The Afro-American, September 25, 2010 - September 25, 2010 September 25, 2010 - October 1, 2010, The Afro-American
By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspi- posted fliers bearing his photo-
AFRO Staff Writer connection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed graph around the city. On
Hudson’s mother and brother. the vehicle while walking his Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked

Annual Youth Conference at Bowie State Sept 25.


Jennifer Hudson and other The white, 1994 Chevrolet dog. According to the Chicago for the public’s help in finding
relatives positively identified Suburban with Illinois license Tribune, the boy had been shot her nephew. In her MySpace
multiple times in the back seat blog, she thanked fans and sup-
of the vehicle. The SUV, regis- porters for their prayers and
tered to Hudson’s murdered offered a $100,000 reward to
AFRO Staff conference. This year about 300 was towed
brother, two plenary
with thesessions and nine of a college degree. Among the Columbia. anyoneA motivational
who returnedaddress
the boy
students and their parentsboy’s are body inside break-out sessions.
and is being Topics activities for the accompanying with be given
alive. by the Nubian
On Sept. 25, approximately expected to attend. include: techni-
processed by evidence financial literacy, self- adults are sessions to discuss teen Scholar. Since the investigation,
300 students, age 12 – 18, from The theme of the cians and workers. The body health presented by At the conclusion
Hudson – whoof the stardom
gained
across the region will converge 2010 event is “The was later removed and taken to The Maryland Center at conference, after attendees
appearing will be
on “American
at the Center for Learning and A(chievement) Team: the Cook County Medical Bowie State University, admittedIdol,” into andthe stadium
then wontoan
Technology at Bowie State Next Generation.” Examiner’s office. financial planning support Academy
the BowieAward StateforUniversity
her role in
University for the 12th Annual The goal is to Hudson and other family presented by Prudential Bulldogstheinmovie their first home game
Dreamgirls – has
Youth Leadership Conference. The motivate and inspire members arrived at the Medical Asset Management against Virginia
stayed outUnion. of the public eye.
event is hosted by the Lambda the target youth Examiner’s office mid-after- and supporting school This event The isChicago
free and open report-
Tribune
Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew.
Gamma Gamma Chapter of from the Washington noon to identify the body. administrators and to the public. You can register
ed that a parade of in
cars moved
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. metropolitan area Given the choice between look- faculty. advance, slowly
online, past
at her family’s
www.ques-lgg. home
ing directly at the body or A spokesman for the office the murders but is being held in Monday morning, past the
According to the press release, “to achieve at their told the newspaper that Hudson jail Theforkeynote
parole address
violation after org by clicking on the YLC link.
viewing it on a wall-mounted news vans, reporters and curi-
the organization has touched the highest levels – academically and awareness, academic achievement, for the day will be delivered Or you can register between 8-8:45
ous onlookers.
lives of over 2,000 youth over beyond.” Courtesy Photos relationship violence, character by the Hon. Ron Machen, the a.m. on Sept. 25. The sessions at 9
the yearsHudson
Jennifer with thisand day-long
was killed, as well as her brother, Jason.
her mom, Darnell The Donersonday willwho “She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”
consist of development and the importance U.S. Attorney for the District of a.m. and will continuequietly
Neighbors stood
until 2and
p.m.
reflected on the
video screen, the family chose “remained strong for her fami- being convicted of attempted violence.

Capitol Heights
the body of her 7-year-old plate X584859 was found on the latter. According to the ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijack- In front of the Hudson’s
nephew Monday, just hours Chicago’s West Side after Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, “She held hands with her fami- ing. Cook County records show home, men in heavy jackets
after his body was found in a police received a 7 a.m. call that’s him.” ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he pleaded guilty to both and hooded sweatshirts came to
was obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also kiss the twin white crosses bar-
Continued from A1

ACORN Fights Back


moment.” convicted in 1998 for posses- ing the names of Donerson and
the recidivism rate will be Maryland Community Health The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle. Jason.
one of her main goals. She Resources Commission to Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison in “Everybody is sick of going
says there are two ways to treat the mental health of ex- been missing since Friday, 2006 after serving seven years
Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
through stuff like this,” Artisha
achieve this: One is by letting offenders. Mauro says from when a relative found Julian’s for the attempted murder and West, a former resident of the
those already incarcerated her experience, the aggressive grandmother, Darnell car hijacking charges. area told the Tribune. “We all
By Alan
know thatKingcrime will not
and Dallas Cowboys players
therapy she was able to
No wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The boy remained missing have to stick together. All these
AFRO Staff Writer Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, trying to distance him from the Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend in
be tolerated and will be implement worked wonders. young children are dying, and
among the names submitted to group, saying, “Barack Obama in his grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers
rewarded with stiff
Presidential candidate Johnpenalties. “In the group,
election officials. they were Never Organized with ACORN.” the 7000 block of South Yale
for what?”
The other is to step
McCain’s attack on ACORN – in with really able to learn a lot about
Hurd said those workers, who But Obama’s ties to ACORN run Avenue.
aAssociated
plan to help rehabilitate
Community themselves
were doing those and others,”
things without long and deep. He taught classes An Amber Alert – a desig-
felons beforefor
Organization they returnNow
Reform to – she said. “We
ACORN’s were able
knowledge to
or permis- for ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk missing
society.
confirms“We have toofwork
the success the explore
sion, were issues
fired.of morality and him for President. children – was issued Friday
very hard at preventing
organization, the head of the mental
“Thehealthevidence issues
that and it
has sur- But now ACORN is in trouble. after Julian was discovered
people
group says.from getting into the was
facedreally
so fargood.”
shows they faked Reporter: There are at least missing after the murders.
criminal
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“That means Hurd,
had,” Maude that we’d offerof
president attention
boxes.” ACORN, paid to the problem,
she said, is the potentially fraudulent ACORN father and estranged husband
really
ACORN, substantive
said in anintervention
interview especially
victim of fraud, in urban areas
not the perpetra- forms. of Julia, at his girlfriend’s
withprevention
and the AFRO. programs that tor ofasit.the Washington, D.C.
such Announcer: Massive voter Southside apartment several
would “Whenallow thispeople
attack to started, Hurd said the
re- we metropolitan area,only things
where fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders.
had just announced that we had bogus are the charges them- paid more than $800,000 to an
enter. Low-Level, nonviolent recidivism is high. Balfour’s mother, Michele, has
registered 1.3 million new vot- selves. And factcheck. org ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had
people ought to be provided a “We’d provide a variety of
ers,” she said. “That’s just to say agrees. efforts. nothing to do with the slayings.
way to be a productive
that someone’s running scared part of treatments
It concluded, and intervention
“Neither Pressuring banks to issue risky
our community.” such as group Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson
because of ACORN’s success.” ACORN nor itstherapy
employees for have loans. Nationwide voter fraud.
Mauro
McCain,says whothe mental for
is running abeen
variety
found ofguilty
mental of,health
or even Barack Obama. Bad judgment.
health of ex-offenders
president on the Republican tick- issues,”
charged she
with, said.
casting “We’d
fraudulent Blind ambition. Too risky for
play a bigout
et, lashed partatin how they
ACORN in the also do social skills training,
votes.” America.
return to society.
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voter history in this country, ple, many of them poor or unem- racist mail.

Bus Driver Strike


maybe destroying the fabric of ployed, to sign up new voters. The day after the presidential
democracy.” The idea was to help both those debate, vandals broke into the
Factcheck.org, a non-partisan being registered and those doing
Web site, found those claims to the registration. “My banker helped
organization’s Boston and Seattle
offices and stole computers.
Continued from A1
me plan for 23
be “exaggerated,” with “no evi- Maud explained, “We have a After a Cleveland representative BREAD NOT ON THE LIST
are only used to monitor
dence of any such democracy- 639 have mulled over new
zero tolerance policy for deliber- appeared on TV, an e-mail was
possible
destroying safety
fraud.” concerns, not standards
ate falsificationfor much of the
of registration.” sent to the local office saying she
to harass drivers on the job.
Hurd believes the McCain year.Most
point out
news
that
account
ACORN
neglect
is
to new employees.
“is going to have her life ended.”
A worker in Providence, R.I.,
charges were politically
“The cameras only start motivat- “We’d been in
ed.
taping when an event occurs
required by law to
negotiations for four months
turn in all reg- received a threatening call say- LEFT RIGHT
She said, “Because it’s low-
that puts the bus above a
and moderate-income people,
and it is our responsibility
to note that it was the organiza- And one new
istration forms. And they also fail ing, “We know you get off work
at 9” and uttered racial epithets.
certain g-force level,” said to maker sure that those
and people of color, I believe the tion, in many instances, that first
Otte.
McCain
the
“So
busare
for example,
campaign
swerves,
if
thinks those negotiations
brought the phony go forward
registrations freshman.”
A caller to one office left a
message on the answering
voters going tohas votea very because we have
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A4 The Afro-American, September 25, 2010 - October 1, 2010 September 25, 2010 - September 25, 2010, The Afro-American A3

Army Reservist Uplifted by Visit Home


By Zenitha Prince extra minutes offered a keener Brigade, which manages
Washington Bureau Chief pleasure. transportation logistics for the
“Coming back home I see Army’s Southern Command.
TV. Steak. Plumbing. things a little different[ly],” “We don’t get too much
Privacy. For many Americans, Brown said, including down time,” said Brown.
those items are banal the treasured American “Maybe on Sunday we get to
conveniences, but for Army pastime of shopping. “It was sleep in a few hours. But for
Reservist Maj. Wendi Brown, interesting to see that people’s the most part, you’re putting
they were luxuries for which priority was going shopping,” in long hours every day. You
she gained a new appreciation added the Detroit native. “In keep working until the job
during her eight-month stint Afghanistan the priority is gets down.”
in Kandahar, Afghanistan. staying alive.” For that reason, there’s
“Afghanistan has taught In the Middle Eastern very little socialization
me to appreciate how we country, danger is a constant between military personnel
live here in America,” she reality for military personnel on the base, Brown said, and
told the AFRO during a such as Brown, who were little to none between their
recent interview. “The living deployed to fight the “War on battalion—which is mostly
situation in Afghanistan is Terror.” confined “in the wire,”
very basic…pretty much “The Taliban bombs us at meaning they remain in a
community living... I have least once a week,” she said. secured zone and don’t go off
to go outside to use the “But, we’re very good with into the field to fight—and the
bathroom; I have to go security and accountability Afghan locals.
outside to take a shower. It’s so we’ve been very fortunate Though Brown says she
very different.” to have very minimum remains committed to serving
That’s why returning to casualties.” her country, that duty can take
the familiarity of her home Stateside, Brown works a a toll.
in Washington, D.C.’s Tenn nine-to-five as the assistant “I have a very strong
Quarter—and visiting her director of administration and prayer life and I have one or
parents’ home in Detroit— support at the D.C. Office of two confidantes—[chiefly
during a two-week respite Contracting and Procurement. Capt. Lynette Hill, also of the
earlier this month was so In Afghanistan, the Howard District]—that I talk to as a Courtesy photo/Maj. Wendi Brown
comforting. Watching the University alumna works for support system and that has Maj. Wendi Brown, right, and Capt. Lynette Hill seen here in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
daily news, taking a shower approximately 12-16 hours helped me tremendously,” she Wendi, an Army ROTC recruit, is a graduate of Howard University. Though a native of
without dozens of other daily as the executive officer said of what helps to sustain Detroit, Mich., she has lived in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area since graduation.
people alongside, lazing in of the Fourth Battalion of her. And, of course, there’s Capt. Hill was born and raised in the District but currently lives in Prince George’s
a queen-size bed for a few the 401st Army Field Support always the thought of home. County, Md. Her unit receives the AFRO weekly.

Green Party Candidate Tragically Killed in Accident


Continued from A1
young woman who had talked that public officials are held the party was truly about They have until Oct. 4 to leadership wanted to make Party co-chair, in a statement.
to many Maryland voters as accountable for their actions the people and making sure decide. The Green Party because they saw Pettigrew “We’ll never know what great
a candidate and meant much and that she would truly be a everyone had an opportunity Coordinating Council is as young star in the party. things could have come from
too many Marylanders as a representative politician. to succeed. expected to make a decision “Natasha’s intellect and this bright young woman.”
person. She had incredible “If I am given the privilege State Green Party officials by early next week. charisma impressed everyone Funeral arrangements for
potential as a future leader for of being the next United will now have to find a However, it is a decision she met,” said Karen Pettigrew have not been made
this party and this state.” States Senator for Maryland, replacement for Pettigrew. no one in the party’s state Jennings, Maryland Green yet.
Pettigrew, a Cheverly not only will my door always
native, graduated from
Elizabeth Seton High School
in Bladensburg. After high
be open to all, but I will
come to you,” she said. “It
is impossible to represent the
Denzel Washington Touts Program
Continued from A1
school, Pettigrew attended needs of Americans without
Ohio State University where asking them what they need. Dr. Robert Balfanz of out of school. She said the Club played “I owe so much of who I
she received bachelor degrees To reach some friends and Johns Hopkins University “The chances of changing a vital role in helping her am to the Club,” said Dixon,
in zoology and criminology. neighbors, that may mean has done extensive research a child’s life course and graduate and in becoming the whose focus is to encourage
In 2008, she began take leaving Capitol Hill and on factors that lead to high helping them to graduate first member of her family to more students to stay in school
classes at the University Of taking the one to the many.” numbers of dropouts, and has from high school are much attend college. and get their diploma.
Miami School Of Law. She’d Pettigrew also mentioned maintained that the crisis can more likely at a younger age,”
taken a break from school to her decision to run as a Green be solved. Balfanz said in a Balfanz said.
take a run at Senate. Party candidate because the statement issued on behalf Romonia Dixon, BGCA’s
On her website, she stated she said the party’s 10 key of BGCA that it’s possible 2010-2011 national youth of
why she was running for values fit the campaign she to identify, at an early age, the year, also participated on
office. She said it was time wanted to run. She said children at risk of dropping the panel with Washington.

Mrs. Santa
Campaign
An AFRO Angel wants to help
make your Christmas merry by
providing food, toys, and clothes
for your family. If you would like
Mrs. Santa to help, please send
Photo by Rob Roberts
a request and provide us with Singer Ashanti, another panelist during the launch of
specific information on your the Boys and Girls Club’s anti student dropout initiative,
poses with the organization’s National Youth of the Year
family and the help you need. Romonia Dixon.

No telephone calls,
faxes or email will be accepted.

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Include your contact information.

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Community Calendar
Sept. 23 eventbrite.com. acknowledge the individuals, Oct. 2 and resources that supports Movie Theater, 900 Ellsworth
Book Signing & Cocktail businesses and organizations DC Family Education Expo academic achievement Drive, Silver Spring, Md.
Hour Sept. 30 that continue to reinvigorate 2010 and youth development 9 a.m. Learn how you can
Busboys & Poets, 1025 Shaw Main Street Gala the area. This event includes University of the in the District. For more grow in love and flourish your
Fifth St., N.W. D.C. 6-9 p.m. Historical Society of cocktails, a buffet dinner, live District of Columbia, 4200 information: 202-552-7161. relationships with others. For
Enlightened Book Club is D.C., 801 K St., N.W. D.C. entertainment and more. $75. Connecticut Ave., N.W. D.C. more information: 240-505-
presenting a book signing and 6-9 p.m. Celebrate the For more information: 202- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Join this Oct. 3 6637.
cocktail hour with Jamilah renaissance of the historic 232-1907. annual community event that Love Revolution
Creekmur, author of Raised Shaw neighborhood and offers valuable information The Bridge, The Majestic
by the Mistress. For more
information: dechanta@

The
hot
elightenedbookclub.com.

Sept. 24
‘For Black Boys Who Have
Considered Homicide
When the Streets Were Too
Much’
Prince George’s
Community College, Hallam
Theater, 301 Largo Road,
Largo, Md. 7 p.m. Witness
the staged reading of this

List
emotionally charged play. For
more information: 301-322-
0920.

SALE
Hiroshima
Birchmere Music Hall,
3701 Mt. Vernon Ave.,
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days of the emancipation of
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For more information: 410-
435-0647.

Sept. 26
Bluebird Blues Festival
2010
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Hand Dance Classes with Excludes: special purchases, specials, super buys, furniture, mattresses, floor
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Sept. 28
Prince George’s Arts
Network Meeting
Harmony Hall Regional
Center, 10701 Livingston
Road, Ft. Washington, Md.
3-4:30 p.m. Locals will
gather together to discuss arts
education in the region. For
more information: 301-277-
1402.

Capital Area Food Bank


Hunger Workshop
Martin Luther King Jr.
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A6 The Afro-American, September 25, 2010 - October 1, 2010

Opinion
Justice Now For Black Farmers
Most African Americans offer a definitive timetable for
in America are not more than hope for those who still wait for
a few generations removed their cases to be resolved.
from the farm. At the turn of My recent trip across the
the century there were more South caused me nightmares. I
than a million Black farm have met Black farmers who,
families. But, in Washington, because of their inability to
D.C., and other urban areas it access basic federal loans, have
can be hard to connect with been left with farm properties
Black farmers, even though but no operating support. This
it is so much a part of our is a profound injustice, and it
community’s history. must stop.
This afternoon, while I Funding for the Black
John Boyd was on my daily ride through farmers case has passed the Courtesy Photo
the District on my tractor House of Representatives John Boyd and his tractor Justice in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17.
“Justice” to bring attention to twice, but it has languished in
the injustice Black farmers continues to face, I met a young man the Senate, despite Sen. [Harry] Reid’s attempts at passing the resolving the Black farmers case.
working in the city who is just one generation removed from the funding eight times. This has been especially frustrating for farmers when there
farm. His father was a farmer and so was his grandfather. One big challenge is that for political reasons that I do has been such strong bipartisan leadership by Sen. Reid and
Tens of thousands of Black farmers find themselves waiting not fully understand, our quest for justice has been tied to the Sen. Chuck Grassley. After a meeting between the two offices,
for justice despite the fact that no one disputes that they unrelated Cobell settlement. Cobell deals with mismanagement it appears there is an agreement on offsets that fully pay for the
suffered discrimination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. of Native American trust accounts by the United States Black farmer settlement, yet issues with Cobell remain.
For years Black farmers all over the country were denied Department of the Interior, while the Black famers’ settlement If the Senate were able to vote on just the Black farmer
access to federal loans and other forms of assistance that other seeks to give Black farmers and Blacks who attempted to settlement, it appears there would be at least 60 votes, however
farmers received and continue to receive to this day. farm the opportunity to have their claims of discrimination given the political need for the Black farmers to be joined with
The hold-up in getting justice is the very institution that by the USDA determined on their merits. Many Republicans Cobell, 60 is simply not enough.
is supposed to protect rights and ensure justice – the federal have repeatedly objected to several elements of the Cobell We need the Senate to stand as one and approve these
government. settlement, ultimately keeping the Black farmers bill from ever settlements. Both cases are worthy of their own individual
When the USDA settled the Black farmers’ case over seven passing through the Senate. consideration, and I know our nation’s long suffering Black
months ago, the president of the United States said, “I look We have been told by congressional leadership that the only farmers are due justice.
forward to a swift resolution to this issue, so that the families way we will receive our funding is by unanimous consent – all
affected can move on with their lives.” 100 senators agreeing that both the Black farmer settlement and John W. Boyd, Jr. is founder and president of the National
But the issue is not resolved, and some of those farmers the Cobell settlement should be funded. Black Farmers Association. An active farmer in southern
affected have died waiting for justice. I have attended far too There is seemingly no disagreement about funding for Virginia, Boyd is riding his tractor into Washington, D.C., every
many funerals for farmer friends. I’ve taken to the lectern to the Black farmers case. Yet it appears that many Republicans day the Senate is in session to keep the pressure on Congress to
provide eulogies at many of them, yet I have been unable to are objecting to Cobell and therefore, in effect, objecting to fund the Black farmers bill.

Haiti: Accounting for the Money Some Affordable Health Care


Benefits Effective in September
(NNPA) — President Obama showed positive leadership
after the catastrophe in Haiti by pledging the resources of
the United States government to our neighbor in need. Yet,
eight months after the quake, many of the country’s internally We need to change the way we think about health in this
displaced persons (IDPs) remain without food, water, Dr. Regina country, I want us to move from a system based on disease
sanitation and shelter. Additionally, civil society and local Benjamin and illness to one based on wellness and prevention. We need
non-governmental organizations in Haiti report that many to prevent people from getting sick in the first place, to stop
international NGOs responsible for policy and programs have illness and disease before it starts. During my 23 years as a family physician, I saw too many
been less proactive and seldom prioritize working directly with missed opportunities for prevention.
Haitians. That’s why I’m excited to tell you about the Affordable Care Act and some very important
Following Jan. 12, the world stepped up. Millions of new benefits that take effect this week. These measures will make it easier and more affordable
dollars were raised and billions pledged to rebuild Haiti. I am for people to practice the preventive care that will help keep them healthy.
sad to report that, according to the United Nations Office of Beginning Sept. 23, new health insurance plans will be required to cover recommended
the Special Envoy for Haiti, as of August 2010 the U.S. had preventive services and will not be allowed to charge a deductible, co-pay or coinsurance. This
Nicole C. Lee disbursed none of its pledged $898.4 million from the March applies to services like children’s checkups, mammograms, pap smears, colon cancer screening,
2010 Haiti donors conference. vaccinations, and blood sugar testing.
Unfortunately, the U.S. is not alone in its inaction. Excluding debt relief, the top 22 donors These are services that help people stay well and help us detect illnesses early. In spite of
pledged $2.6 billion just for fiscal year 2010 alone, yet by August only 20 percent of this this, as a doctor I have too often seen patients put off getting preventive care – even if they have
($538.3 million) has been disbursed. Distrust and racism has led to historic under-funding of the insurance – because they can not afford the co-pay.
government of Haiti. By August, only $144.9 million of $538.3 million pledged had gone to the For instance, if a 58-year-old woman who is at risk for heart disease is recommended to have
government of Haiti. It is a positive step, despite the low numbers pledged in total. Unlike other a mammogram, a colon cancer screening, a Pap test, a diabetes test, a cholesterol test, and an
instances where direct funding to the government of Haiti has been nearly non-existent, this annual flu shot. Under a typical insurance plan, these tests could cost her more than $300 out of
change can hopefully build capacity and infrastructure and prevent future catastrophes. Support her own pocket. Under the new law, new health plans must offer these tests at no out-of pocket
of the government is important. But, with less than 0.33 percent of pledges in humanitarian aid expense to her.
being spent, we see a deep disconnect. Expanding access to preventive services will reduce health disparities for 41 million African
Haiti advocates are deeply concerned that without immediate investigation, strong oversight Americans by helping to identify and prevent many of the diseases that have a disproportionate
and accountability of funds, both private and public failures may further the impact of the impact in our community. We have some of the highest rates of chronic illness in the nation
devastating quake. including heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, and obesity.
My frequent visits, and receipt of daily reports from partners, remind me that the emergency Eliminating co-pays and deductibles for preventive care will also help Americans when it
phase is not over. While reconstruction and rebuilding must move forward, conditions on the comes to detecting cancer early, ensuring healthy pregnancies, and treating HIV/AIDS. While
ground remain appalling. The majority of those affected by the earthquake are living in the the cost savings for these treatments will be significant for all Americans who take advantage
same conditions they did in January. People’s ability to access basic goods (including safe and of this free preventive care, African Americans will gain even more, since we already spend a
secure housing, food, water, sanitation and health care) remains extremely limited. With little higher percentage of our income on health care.
to no income over the last eight months, those affected by the quake are forced to take drastic The preventive benefits that become available on Sept. 23 are just the latest reforms in
measures to provide anything for their families. Additionally, an increasing number of threats the Affordable Care Act that will help Americans stay healthy. The new law also created a
and incidents of gender based violence are being recorded. The situation on the ground requires prevention council, of which I am chair, to develop a national prevention strategy for the first
immediate action to remedy the precarious situation of people today. time ever and coordinate prevention efforts across the federal government.
Questions should be raised for USAID, NGO partners, and contractors who have been granted We need to use a more holistic approach to community health, from safe highways and
millions of dollars with questionable results. It is imperative that the U.S. government hold work site wellness programs to clean air and healthy foods. It’s especially important in many
USAID, and their partner organizations, accountable for communities that often have less access to healthy foods
the money spent as well as outstanding commitments. and fewer opportunities for exercise. We want to make
In addition, the standards being set for acceptable it easier for kids and parents to make healthy choices.
minimums are offensive and inadequate. For example, With this council, I hope to move us from a system of
the UN Shelter Cluster has reported that 100 percent of sick care to a system based on wellness and prevention.
the country’s shelter needs have been met. To the UN At the same time, we know that the best solutions
this has meant one to two tarps and a couple of sticks, are often innovative, local programs that are developed
in a tropical country during the hurricane season. If and implemented by the local people who know their
this is considered 100 percent shelter coverage then we communities best. That’s why Congress provided
must ask: what are the standards for the response in funding through the Recovery Act for a program called,
Haiti? Communities Putting Prevention to Work.
There needs to be a serious investigation by This program provides communities with the
independent parties of on-the-ground activities of resources to create healthy choices for residents, such as
large NGOs and the amount of money given to these increasing availability of healthy foods and beverages,
organizations. Many of the NGOs, who received improving access to safe places for physical activity,
money, are trained as professional first responders. discouraging tobacco use, and encouraging smoke-free
It is worrisome that experts in emergency relief environments. So far, this program has provided $500
work are now weighing the importance of long-term million to such initiatives across the country.
development assistance. Relief work operates under By increasing access to preventive care and a
the guise of immediate action, much different than moving us towards a more community-oriented
development work, which includes long-term planning approach to prevention, the Affordable Care Act
and consultation. will help fight chronic disease in this country and
dramatically improve the health of all Americans. We
Nicole C. Lee, Esq. is the president of TransAfrica still have a long way to go, but this is a big step toward
Forum. making us a healthy and fit nation.
Dr. Regina Benjamin is the surgeon general of the
United States.
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DMV Launches Bike Sharing Program


By Dorothy Rowley and for future generations.” Klein said the installation already signed up, is similar
AFRO Staff Writer Deployment of the of bike lanes, bike signals to a system in Canada since The brilliant red sea
project’s first phase included and the Bikeshare program 2009. of Capital Bikeshare
Expect to see more suited hundreds of bike enthusiasts will provide users with safer The first 30 minutes of bikes ready for their
cyclists whizzing through from the District as well routes as well as more options each bike trip are free, and first ride. 
rush-hour traffic in the as Maryland and Northern for moving about the region. information on membership
coming weeks. Mayor Adrian Virginia, descending upon The $6 million federally- options, which start at $5 for
Fenty, D. C. Congresswoman newly installed stations funded program, for which 24 hours, is available at www.
Eleanor Holmes Norton and located throughout the more than 1,200 people have Capitalbikeshare.com.
other local officials teamed District and Arlington, Va. A
Courtesy Photos
up Monday to announce the total of 1,100 bikes are slated
launch of Capital Bikeshare, for full operation by late Capital Bikeshare riders on the
a long-anticipated system of October. initial launch ride along Mount
transportation for commuters District Department of Vernon Trail, Arlington, Va.
throughout the region. Transportation chief Gabe
“What a glorious morning Klein described the launch as
for a bike ride,” said Fenty, an a fantastic day for the region.
avid cyclist, amid a backdrop “By the end of October,
of vibrant red bikes at the residents, visitors, employees
Sept. 20 launching. “What we and commuters will be able
have been able to accomplish to pick up a bike in over 100
and launch here today will locations throughout D.C.
be a legacy for a healthier, and Arlington and use it to go
more vibrant city providing all over the area,” said Klein.
options for travelers looking “It is not only bike sharing; it
for an alternate way to travel is a new bike transportation
throughout the region now network.”

Retail Job Losses Contribute to Maryland Unemployment Rate Increase


By Stephanie Gleason Gov. Martin O’Malley responded percent in August to 9.6 percent. as they were this time last year. “It’s not for lack of demand that
Capital News Service to the jobs report Tuesday while Maryland’s retail sector sagged “We’re a destination, a niche ... retailers aren’t coming downtown,”
announcing the launch of an online over the past few months. Overall we’re not going hog wild, but we’re Evitts said, citing a survey
WASHINGTON — Retail job job-search tool with 80,000 job there are fewer retail jobs now than doing about what we did last year.” conducted by the organization
losses helped boost Maryland’s listings. in August 2009. “It’s been a tough Still he’s been working hard showing that 80 percent of
unemployment rate to 7.3 percent “I share the frustration of many summer,” Pat Donoho, president of to keep expenses down by cutting Baltimore residents shop outside the
from 7.1 percent, making it one of Marylanders whose hope for a the Maryland Retailers Association utility costs and working to city because of a lack of options in
only two states to see a statistically quick recovery process is met with said. “May was good. June was reduce credit card transaction Baltimore.
significant increase last month. slower-than-expected job growth,” good. July really stunk. August was fees. Hippodrome Hats has no The retailers at Arundel Mills
Maryland’s retail losses totaled he said in a news release. “Today’s a fairly good month. As folks look employees, just Boulmetis and his mall, outside Baltimore, have seen a
about 3,000, according to the jobs report is further indication forward, they’re going to try to wife. “We’re flat, not growing,” he strong year, said mall spokeswoman
federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. that while Maryland is moving past predict what Christmas is all about.” said. Wendy Ellis. Because most of the
Another 1,400 census jobs ended, a this national recession stronger and “Retail certainly is sensitive to And major retailers who could stores are discount outlets, “our
situation that mirrored the national more quickly than other states, there the overall economy and confidence hire employees are not coming retailers are positioned to do well”
trend. Administrative and support is still work to do.” in the economy,” said Bernie Kohn to Baltimore because of a lack of in a recession, she said.
services sectors, which lost 1,300 In spite of these losses, of the Maryland Department of space and tightness in the national In Montgomery County, Joanna
jobs, and professional, scientific Maryland’s unemployment rate Labor, Licensing and Regulation. credit market, said Michael Evitts Caputi spokeswoman for Westfield
and technical services, which lost remains one of the lowest in the Lou Boulmetis, owner of of the Downtown Partnership Montgomery mall said that three
900, also contributed to the state’s country, and Maryland has added Baltimore’s Hippodrome Hats, a of Baltimore, the organization new stores opened in the past month
unemployment increase. Maryland’s 13,900 jobs since August 2009. maker and retailer of men’s hats, responsible for Baltimore Retail and five more are slated to open,
job losses totaled 5,600 in August. Nationally unemployment rose .1 said his sales are basically the same Week, a discount week in April. creating about 50 new jobs.

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Hand Dance: A D.C. Love Story
By Bobby Marvin Shoes’ passion facilitating its reached out to dancers in
Special to the AFRO for Hand Dance transition from Baltimore.
comes from a long the streets to “We went to Lawrence
Maurice Thomas loves line of tradition. the ballroom, Bradford; he taught us how
to dance. Growing up in The art form of creating to teach [Hand Dance].
Washington, D.C., in the swing dance is consistency and That’s how it grew,” says
1950s he enjoyed hand deeply rooted in prestige. Shirley Duncan, president
dancing, a popular pastime African-American “My focus of the Charm City Dancers
that swept the era. At culture and has is making sure and an instructor certified
home he would practice survived for the dance lives. by Bradford.
his steps with brooms and generations as It [isn’t] going And just as Hand
doorknobs, waiting for a partner-style to live unless Dance has been exported
the chance to show off his dance based on young people geographically, Bradford
moves. the fundamental embrace it. and other Hand Dance
Today, Thomas - or dance step of Young people proponents are just as
Shoes’ as he likes to be a one double are not going determined to pass it on
called - stil honors the followed by two to embrace to a new generation of
dance of his youth. Old triple rhythms. it unless it’s dancers. “Hand dancing
pictures of him posing with In the 1920s, creative and is a localized dance, so if
dance partners decorate his Harlem, N.Y., challenging,” the localized dance dies
living room like trophies. birthed the says Bradford, out with a generation then
He is indeed proud and Lindy Hop as who has hand that means pretty much
committed. And in 2007, the grandfather Courtesy Photo danced for over it will be extinct. If no
when clogged arties led of Swing. Major While many dances have come and gone, Hand Dance has survived for almost 60 50 years. one keeps it going ... it
to the amputation of his cities across years. For 19 years will be a memory,” said
left leg and the use of a the country Lindy Hop. This was the re-emerged, distinguishing Bradford has Deonna Ball, a 26-year-old
prosthetic limb to help him eventually followed suit founding period of the itself with its signature six- taught Hand Dance – to Bradford protégé heralded
get around, he didn’t give and created their own Jitterbug and later, the beat rhythm count. dancers and would-be as an exceptional dancer
up on his passion. variations such as the Fast Dance (the former Longtime dancer instructors – through his that can attract more youth.
“I knew I was going to Detroit Ballroom, Philly name of Hand Dance). Lawrence Bradford, 66, is school Smooth & EZ, an “The quicker we all
dance again,” says Shoes. Bop and Chicago Steppin’. However, when Disco hit a prominent figure on the institute established to work together and get in
“I started dancing right In Washington, D.C., in the 1970s Hand Dance Hand Dance circuit and bring local and national the school system,” Ball
after my leg got right. Ain’t the 1950s saw a more faded to the background is revered as one of the attention to the dance continues, “the quicker we
nothing going to stop me conservative era compared until the late ‘80s and early pioneers who resurrected through formal instruction. make it a household name.”
from dancing.” to the days of the acrobatic ‘90s when the dance form the art form to new heights, Bradford has even Continued on B3

Seniors to Pack a Punch at the Polls Seniors Grapple


By Rev. Dorothy Boulware registration is fairly close across party lines according to
Special to the AFRO
with Technology
The adage that “it’s hard to teach an old dog new
Coyle.
For Democrats, President Obama remains a stumbling
block among senior voters. This is the only demographic
By Rev. Dorothy Boulware
tricks,” suggests a reluctance in elders to embrace change. group that President Obama lost, Coyle said, and they
Special to the AFRO
But a June 3 report, “Seniors are Strongest Advocates “remain skeptical, they think things are not really improved
for Change in 2010,” belies that saying with a well that much and are uncomfortable with the economy.”
When asked to list favorite techie gadgets, one
researched pronouncement. Whatever their allegiances, seniors should continue
respondent asked if her George Foreman grill would
Perhaps because of that propensity, seniors across to be involved in the political process, the Alliance
qualify. A gentleman listed his ATM card. These were
political lines, as an age group, will have the strongest encourages. One of the group’s mandates is to “encourage
possibly the funniest responses, but by no means true
impact on the coming fall elections. According to the all segments of the senior population to act with unity
indicators of the technological interest and preferences
report, they: on legislative, political and policy issues of importance
of the unofficial, unscientific poll recently conducted
• Have a more negative view of political incumbents to retirees and their families in order to maximize their
by the AFRO.
• Are more likely to vote (65 percent) for a influence on federal, state and local governments and on
Our research was sparked by a study recently
congressional candidate who has
released by the Pew Research Center noting a marked
never held elective office – the
increase in the use of broadband technology among
highest percentage of any age group.
African Americans of all ages. Of the 2,252 adults
• Are less likely to vote for
polled, 744 of whom were reached on cell phones,
a candidate willing to make
67 percent of the Caucasians are presently (2010)
compromises.
broadband users compared to 56 percent of African
Since this age group is predicted
Americans. This represents a 10 percent increase over
to vote in higher percentages than any
the 2009 result of 46 percent of African Americans and
other this November, these findings
a much smaller increase, 2 percent, in the Caucasian
bear watching.
population. One-fifth of the total population, 21
The youth energy that fueled the
percent, still doesn’t use the Internet at all.
2008 election and catapulted then-
The apparent surge in home Internet use in the
Sen. Barack Obama to the White
African-American community sparked our curiosity.
House has subsided so much that no
Are seniors embracing this and other technology with
one expects the same kind of turnout
the same energy?
for the mid-terms. In fact, these
We sent 132 requests for information to e-mail
elections never see the same verve as
contacts and out of those, received 50 responses, which
the presidential election years. But
was statistically impressive, 15 of which were males.
the senior turnout is consistent for all
Of favorite gadgets listed, chief among them was the
elections.
cell phone, although one respondent said she didn’t
“Seniors always vote in the largest Photo by Talibah Chikwendu
like it but found it necessary. Second was the laptop,
numbers, even in off-year elections, African-American seniors often see voting as a sacred duty and are among the
for some a Netbook, and the prevailing third was the
so each party is trying to woo them,” most reliable voters.
iPod.
said Ed Coyle, executive director of
A majority of the respondents declared their comfort
the Alliance for Retired Americans. private organizations that affect their interests,” according
with the gadgets they use, at least 25 of the 35 women
Social security remains among the top issues that to their website.
and 13 of the 15 men.
concerns seniors, Coyle added, but “they really shouldn’t Of course, among African-American seniors, voting is
Kathy Kavanagh, most recalcitrant and proud of
be because it is solvent for the next 25 years. The problem seen as a sacred right and duty that they wholeheartedly
it, listed her pottery kiln, sewing machine, slab roller,
is the other side (Republicans), who want to end it or embrace.
Jeep Liberty and CD player as her favorites. One said
privatize it and are trying to scare seniors into voting for When asked whether or not she votes, 84-year-old
she only uses what she’s forced to use and another
them.” Vera Frost quickly and proudly said, “Every chance I get.
declared herself “still old school.” Feeling sort of left
Health care, though, is the foremost area of concern If the question is what color trash can to buy, I’m going to
out of the tech lane, one guy said, “I guess I’m Fred
among older voters; it was ranked among the top five vote.”
Flintstone,” and a friend replied, “Don’t be so smart.”
by AARP and the top two of the Alliance for Retired Her motivation is that when she was child, she
Among those who confessed to being electronically
Americans. watched her father, who she calls a “good American
challenged was Lynda Logan, retired librarian and
Coyle said when seniors are educated on the reality citizen,” denied the privilege of voting. “He had to take
assistant professor, who nonetheless professed her
of health care reform and how it benefits them, they’re whatever was given him in terms of political decisions,”
Continued on B4
“more likely to go for Democrats.” But right now, Continued on B2
B2 SENIORGUIDE The Afro-American, Fall 2010
Commentary
Planning, Prevention and Preparedness (3Ps): Let’s Get Started!
This fall, the Maryland and the professionals that Our marketing campaign, engage in activities that of options. Boomers, let’s
Department of Aging serve them are our prime “Planning, Prevention and promote better nutritional get started!
(MDoA) will launch an targets. These groups Preparedness” (3Ps) will health, physical agility and Through public and
unprecedented marketing will be encouraged to create awareness, educate, mental alertness. Did you private partnerships, the 3Ps
campaign aimed at a broad proactively plan, prevent and motivate consumers to know that falls represent will bring together various
consumer audience. Baby and prepare for a longer, consider new paths toward a leading cause of injury professionals and consumers
boomers, veterans, older healthier life. The ultimate planning for a projected and hospitalization for in community settings to
adults, caregivers, family goal of the campaign is to longer life cycle. older adults? Most can informally discuss new
members, veterans, younger preserve independence and As a caregiver for my be prevented with proper changes on the horizon
By Gloria Lawlah adults with disabilities, promote quality of life. 100-year-old mother-in- education and awareness. for healthcare, and healthy
law, I am keenly aware of Being prepared helps lifestyles. Together, MDoA

feel right at home.


the importance of the 3Ps. me to anticipate the and its partners will travel
At Heartfields at Bowie, Through discussions on unimaginable and think throughout the state to
planning, we explore new through the precautions and offer new information and
you’ll information together, so protections that must be guidance on how to navigate
that she can make the best put into place. What would the changing landscape
Discover the senior living community rich in culture and possible choices for her you do in the event of a of healthcare delivery in
health insurance coverage, hurricane? Who would you Maryland.
values, where every resident and team member has prescription drug purchasing need to notify? What would Aging is everyone’s
something beautiful to share. power and decisions about happens in the event of a fire destiny. Early planning,
long-term care. and your loved one was in making good choices for
Prevention covers a wide a wheel chair? Caregivers, health care, and solid plans
F rom our chef ’s diverse menu with foods from around the world, to our calendar range of issues including
fraud prevention and chronic
let’s get started!
As I look at my children
for financial security will
be our focus. We ask you to
of activities celebrating spirituality and tradition, Heartfields at Bowie is a special
disease management. It who are baby boomers, I join us.
community to be a part of, and a wonderful place to live.
Call 301-805-8422 is not enough to have am also invested in helping
We are proud to offer: to reserve your insurance, but each of them plan for their own Gloria Lawlah is the
personal tour. us must understand how futures. It takes a proactive secretary of the Maryland
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•A variety of planned activities are victims of fraudulent ideas and approaches. more information contact the
• Restaurant-style dining • On-site physical & occupational activities and what measures Leading the busy lives that MDOA at 410-767-1100 or
• 24-hour on-site nursing rehabilitation to take to protect ourselves. they do, I often encourage the website www.mdoa.us.
The MDoA has a wide range them to pause to think long
of information, programs term about their future
and supports to help health, financial security,
consumers understand and community service, and Polls
exercise their rights. community living. This Continued from B1
7600 Laurel Bowie Road • Bowie, MD • 301-805-8422 My mother-in-law and is my clarion call to all
www.heartfieldsassistedlivingatbowie.com I talk all the time. We boomers to make time to
she said. Not so, for her.
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“I promised myself that


any time a vote comes
up, I will be present,”
she said, adding that
she’ll hold her vote until
Election Day because she’s
a little “skeptical” about
the newly instituted early
voting in Maryland.
For her the most
important issues are health
care and education and
she evaluates candidates
according to their
stance on those issues.
“Education ought to be
utmost on everybody’s
The Maryland Department of Aging cordially invites you to attend the mind. Children don’t know
what’s right or wrong
Planning, Prevention and Preparedness (3Ps) unless somebody teaches
them,” she said. “If you
have to yank ‘em off the
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and the fact that many
Planning: young people have been
3 Making informed choices for your health care and insurance “priced out of school.”
“Back in the day
3 Getting access to information and referrals about financial security poverty programs were
established to provide
training for better jobs
Prevention: and to help people get a
3 Avoiding fraud and scams foot in the door,” she said.
3 Preventing chronic diseases “At least there was more
on-the-job training. That’s
what we need now.”
Preparedness: Rev. Thompkins also
3 Preparing for unforeseen challenges always votes because, “I
want to see change and I
3 Preparing to live longer in community settings believe my vote makes a
difference.”
Not only has she always
voted, but the Rev. Theresa
October 5th, 2010 at 6:00pm Mercer also worked the
polls in past years. “It’s a
Annapolis Senior Activity Center privilege to be part of the
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and have an impact on the
Please RSVP to Jamel Lewis at 410-767-1074 or via email community where I live,”
she said. “It’s the way I
Jlewis@ooa.state.md.us provide support to the
community.”
For more information please visit us at www.mdoa.state.md.us She looks for candidates
or call us at 410-767-1100 who not only are in sync
with her issues – she’s
against abortion, thinks all
should have health care
LET’S GET STARTED! – but those “who make
choices for the good of the
people rather than financial
gain.”
Fall 2010, The Afro-American SENIORGUIDE B3
Faith Coming of Age

Maturing Faith: A Return to Childlike Trust


By Rev. Bertha Borum
Special to the AFRO “…how do I pierce the fog of doubt that
I was 7 or 8 years old when I accepted Jesus as savior. I had has enshrouded the faith of my childhood
a daddy in heaven that was bigger, stronger, and more powerful
than my earthly daddy. This was amazing, but I simply accepted and go back to simply believing in the God
it on faith.
Faith was easy and uncomplicated in those early days. It was
who wills good for me no matter what the
nurtured by the faith-walk of my parents at home; early Sunday circumstances around me may suggest?”
school lessons; and the saints whom I watched closely in the
church. of the horror that the fire must have visited on the family scared
When I needed anything, I just prayed, expecting God to me to death. So, I begged daddy to go around the block and not
provide whatever I needed. I never doubted that he could or pass the house so that I didn’t have to see the ugly remnants of
would. Easy, childlike faith. disaster, destruction, and death.
But that was before life started happening: daddy got sick Instead of avoiding the ruins, daddy took a tighter hold on
and didn’t get well; “the ship” that would come bearing relief my hand, reassured me that I would be fine as long as I stayed
from our constant financial struggles never arrived; bigoted with him and kept my hand in his, and walked me right past the
teachers gave me lower grades than they gave my White burned- out building. Disaster, death and destruction did not
classmates even when I had done superior work. Loved ones touch me in spite of my fears. I was fine and safe. I was with
died; people I admired disappointed me; I got sick. Weeping daddy. He knew the destination, how to get there, and how to
endured long past the night. navigate the difficult places. I had only to hold on tight to his
Trouble had a new home at my address, and faith was no hand. He would get me safely home.
longer that simple. What had happened to my God? Was he Aging faith requires that I remember all the places God has
now deaf? Had I offended him in some way? Were there more safely taken me – down unknown roads; through uncertain days;
sins I needed to repent for in some more fervent way? across valleys of despair; up off sick beds; out of grief’s gorge;
The belief that God was constantly attentive to me and and through weeping nights. At every turn in the road and with
would do whatever I needed Him to do was tinged with an every step, He held me tight and got me safely through.
uncomfortable uncertainty. Aging faith demands that I remember all these and hold
As I wrestled with this doubt-tinged, question-laced faith, As one grows older, a mature faith tight to the hand that has never let me slip; the promise keeper
I discovered what I believe to be the core challenge of aging may mean going back to the simple who has never disappointed; the burden bearer who lent me his
faith. How do I pierce life’s fog of doubt enshrouding the faith childlike faith in God like that of a strength to endure; the mapmaker who knows the route; the one
of my childhood and recapture the assurance of the God who child’s trust in his earthly father. with the matchless name whom I need more than ever on this
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wills good for me? final leg of the journey.
Then I remembered a day when I went out with my dad. I Aging faith then is a journey back to the childlike faith of my
didn’t know the destination or how to get there. Along the way, there were some frightening youth when I didn’t need to know how; I just trusted the who.
sights. One was a home that had burned to the ground, taking the lives of the eight or so
occupants – six of whom were young children. The charred remains of the building and the idea The Rev. Bertha Borum is co-pastor of St. John’s-Transformation Baptist Church in Baltimore.

Hand Dance
Continued from B1

In the past 20 years, Hand Dance has gained ground. few but generally accepted by most dancers. organization, which consists of 400 members across
It was deemed the official dance of Washington, D.C., “It is progressing as everything else in this world various affiliates and chapters, is working on a project to
by resolution of the city council and earned national is progressing. The only thing we have consistent in document the history of the art form.
attention on the Swing Dance circuit. With weekly events this world is change. And there is no reason why the “Hand Dance is part of the fabric of Washington,
and national competitions held annually, Hand Dance has dance should not or will not undergo changes just like D.C.,” says NHDA President Beverly Lindsay-Johnson.
become a culture of class, history and family. everything else,” says Bradford. “The dance is a tradition of [the District] and it’s
As it moves from one generation to the next, Hand And there are plans in the works to document those important to continue to preserve the dance through our
Dance is evolving, shifting from the “Old School” changes. The National Hand Dance Association (NHDA) young people. Our young people are grabbing hold of this
emphasis on footwork to the “New School,” which tends to was founded in 1994 to promote Hand Dance through dance, putting their own spin to it and making it their own
use more linear executions. The changes are dismissed by a community visibility and education. The non-profit for their generation.”

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B4 SENIORGUIDE The Afro-American, Fall 2010
Technology Internet,” she said. “I love relies on family members them.” • Toyota Prius the state, including the
e-mail for keeping in touch to “make his high tech Betty Winston just • Satellite radio Baltimore County Public
Continued from B1
with friends and family interactions,” in contrast says, “Thank God for my • Dragon Naturally Library in Randallstown
love for technology who are far away. I prefer to Cathy McClain, church children.” Speaking software where Verizon Helping
when it works. “Finding it to the telephone and administrator at St. Beyond the categories • GPS Hands conducts a class
information on health driving long distances.” Veronica’s in Cherry Hill, of music, reading, • Caller ID every Saturday morning.
issues, restaurants and Clifton “Hines” Early who doesn’t “know what information processing and • Remote control “It’s not just for
people is so easy with the uses his cell phone but I did before them. I love social media, they listed: Kitchen gadgets offered seniors,” said Jana
include: coffee percolator, Korman, assistant library

Gadgets to Watch microwave, blender, juicer


and the aforementioned
George Foreman grill.
manager. “But there are a
lot of students who appear
to be in that category.”
These are some of the items introduced at the 2010 5. Panasonic 3D Camcorder
6. Spring Design Alex eReader
Other findings: She finds they’re
Consumer Electronics Show:
7. Motorola Backflip • Eight use an electronic enthusiastic about learning,
1. Asus NX90 18-inch Notebook
2. Toshiba Cell TV 8. D-Link Boxee Box device [Kindle, Nook, etc] understanding their need
3. Samsung LED 9000 Series HDTV 9. Lenovo X100e Netbook to read books and two want to keep up with what’s
4. Plastic Logic Que E-Reader 11.6-inch 10. Kodak PlaySport to buy them going on. “We have classes
screen • Four have an iPad on in computer know-how,
Kodak PlaySport their wishlists Microsoft Word, using
Spring Design • 20 use an mp3 player e-mail and introduction to
The new Kodak
PlaySport is the
Alex eReader or iPod the Internet,” Korman said.
first waterproof
Powered by Google’s • 18 get their news from These classes are very
Android operating
digital pocket television alone, only two basic and include the
system, the Alex
camcorder that
eReader is a dual-
from newspapers alone use of a mouse, a search
can take video
screen electronic As for social media, in engine and even defining
as deep as
book reader. It spite of the innumerable a website. “There’s been
10 feet
measures 4.7 inches sites for seniors to meet a steady demand for it
in full
1080p
by 8.9 inches and is seniors, and the fact that over the last few years,”
HD.
about half an inch seniors have invaded Korman said. And it’s not
thick, with a weight Facebook – so much so that limited to the computer.
of about 11 ounces. many of the “young’uns” “They ask questions
The eReader offers have fled – only 23 are on about iPods and different
access to more than
Motorola Backflip Facebook, nine on Twitter other gadgets,” she said.
1 million books in
Cell TV The Motorola Backflip features Google’s bookstore.
and 20 want no part of any “And there are lots of
Toshiba’s Cell TV—based the a 5 megapixel camera, flip- It also supports of it. books on how to do just
company’s Cell technology— out QWERTY keyboard, Google Android There are many looking about everything.”
offers real-time super resolution 528-megahertz Qualcomm MSM applications, and it to keep in step, like Marvin Korman noted senior
imaging, which can also be used to 7200A processor, 320-by-480 features a built in “Doc” Cheatham, who job seekers are finding the
upconvert Internet video to high screen, Wi-Fi, 3G and Google Web browser and a said, “As boomers, we market much changed.
picture quality. Android 1.5 operating system Wi-Fi connection. really much catch up.” “They have to know
with Motorola’s MOTOBLUR
social-networking add-on. And they’re doing it in computer basics to find a
Courtesy Images computer classes all over job now, to create and send
a resume, even to find job
openings,” she said. “Some
are becoming acclimated
to technology out of dire
necessity.
“They’re learning
it’s the best way to
communicate with
prospective employers,

When you play the Maryland Lottery but also with family and
friends, especially children
and grandchildren.”

everyone wins. For Westside city


residents, there’s Savvy
Seniors to be offered at the
Coppin Heights Rosemont
Family Computer Center.
“It’s one of 16 classes
funded by the Broadband
Technology Opportunity
Grant offered to the entire
community,” according
to James Smith, center
personnel. “The purpose
is to increase broadband
usage in the African-
American community.”
There’s always a
waiting list at the Prince
George’s County Library
in Hyattsville, according
to Yvonne Harris on the
Information Desk. “We
have so many requests for
the classes, we have to
keep a waiting list.”
Their classes, conducted
by the University of
Maryland College of
Information Studies, range
from computer basics to
skills needed to research
health and medical
information, said Dr. Bo
Xie. “We like to keep class
size below nine students
so we can provide for their
individual needs.”
She said advance
For every dollar spent on a lottery game, 28 cents goes to the students are able to
State’s General Fund to support programs like public safety, evaluate the quality of
online health information.
education, public health and the environment, all of which benefit
Maryland citizens. The Maryland Lottery, Let Yourself Play. Verizon Helping Hands,
Baltimore County Library,
Randallstown, 410-887-
0773.
Savvy Seniors, Coppin
Heights Rosemont Family
Computer Center, 410-951-
1289.
Computer Classes,
Prince George’s County
Library, Hyattsville, 301-
314-2059.
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Photos by Danita Delaney


The National Council of Negro Women Wells Fargo Company.
The Rev. Al Sharpton,
(NCNW) hosted its 25th Anniversary Black Prayers for peace, children and families president, National Action
Family Reunion Celebration on the National were given by Sister Brenda Muhammed, Network, delivers the keynote
Mall Sept 11. One of the event’s highlights fifth-grader Monique Wint and the Rev. message as
was the annual prayer breakfast, as various Grainger Browning. The Rev. Al Sharpton, singer Yolanda
church denominations gathered to lift up the president of the National Action Network, Adams looks on.
Rev. Grainger Browning, senior
pastor, Ebenezer A.M.E. Church
NCNW’s enduring spirit. Gospel icon Yolanda delivered a fiery message that had attendees
and Joshua DuBois, director, Adams served as the mistress of ceremonies, on their feet, clapping and shouting their
White House Office of Faith-based Dr. Barbara Shaw, chair of the NCNW, gave approval. Several musical selections were
and Community Partnerships the statement of purpose and greetings were provided by the Greater Mount Calvary Holy
provided by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Church Celebration Choir and
Norton, D-D.C. the program concluded with
Also in attendance was Joshua DuBois, the/reading of the Black Family
director, Office of Faith-based and Reunion Pledge.
Neighborhood Partnerships; the Hon. Richard
Kurin, director of the Smithsonian Center for Alotta Taylor, Dr.
Allison Hill, Miss
Folklife and Cultural Heritage and George Black DC USA; Edgar
Swygert, regional president, Wachovia Bank, a Brookins, Afro-
American Newspapers;
Former Secretary of
Labor Alexis Herman,
R&B singer Chrisette Michelle Michael Blake, White
performs at the closing House Office of African
American Outreach and
concert
Renee Allen, USDA

Kristian Lauren, a senior


at Howard University,
Dr. Barbara Shaw, entertains the audience
chair, NCNW and Dr. with a musical selection
Avis Jones-DeWeever
executive director,
NCNW

The Brown family enjoys the Black Family Reunion

The Rev. Leah Daughtry, Elder Dawna Michelle Fields, Alotta Taylor,
Dr. Barbara Shaw, chair, NCNW; Yolanda Adams and Rev. Al Sharpton

The Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church Celebration Choir

Fifth-grader Monique
Members of Dr. Dorothy I. Height's family Wint offers a prayer
for children.

Sisters of the Nation of Islam and Yolanda Adams


(third from the right)
NCNW Executive Committee members Prayer breakfast co-chairwomen, Elder Dawna
Michelle Fields and Alotta Taylor

Courtesy Photos

The choir performs before a packed


The male chorus from John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church in Washington, D.C., recently
audience of Londoners.
traveled to England for three performances at the Ransom A.M.E. Zion Church in
Battersea, London. The chorus, directed by Robert Gill, is comprised of members who
attend different churches and study various denominations. Salone T. Clary Sr., director/
organist for The Cathedral Choir at John Wesley, also traveled to London with the group.
The male chorus usually ministers on the third Sunday of each month and performs
at venues throughout the metropolitan area. The Rev. Vernon Shannon, pastor and
member of the chorus, played a major role in getting the group
to perform at the A. M. E. Zion Church’s London – Midland Ransom A.M.E. Zion
Conference, which celebrated its 40th annual session. Shannon Church in Battersea,
also spoke at one of the scheduled sessions about the theme, London
“Going Out Not Knowing.”

The Rt. Rev. Warren


Brown, presiding
bishop, Mid-Atlantic
Episcopal District,
A.M.E. Zion Church
Salone T. Clary, organist, director Harold Wilder (fifth from left)
and minister of music

Robert Gill (left) and the Rev. Vernon Shannon,


pastor, John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church

Reamer Shedrick, soloist


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District’s Monthly Concert Series Marks Return


By Gregory Dale Philadelphia native Vivian Green came out in 2002 with the
AFRO Staff Writer release of her album A Love Story, which was certified gold. Her
most recent album Beautiful, debuted earlier this year. Detroit native
Everybody loves good music, but few want to “break the bank” Chico DeBarge, brother of the popular Motown family act DeBarge,
to see a good show. Now, with the return of local group Triple Sound released his self-titled debut album in 1986, which spawned the
Stage’s monthly concert series, District residents can accomplish the success of his hit single “Talk to Me.” His latest album Addiction
seemingly impossible feat of experiencing quality performances at was released in 2009.
affordable prices. According to Bowman, the series is anticipated to greatly exceed
“We’re trying to bring good R&B and neo soul to the [District],” last year’s outcome, mainly because of its relocation to Cramton
Micheline Bowman, news coordinator at FOX 5 and event host told Auditorium at Howard University. Event coordinators hope District
the AFRO in a recent interview. “Tickets are in the $20 price range— residents’ first experience at a Triple Star Sound show will spark
you can’t even park Downtown before you get into a concert arena regular attendance in the future. They believe the event’s affordable
for that. We’re trying to bring a good variety of entertainment, so this prices in addition to other perks like door prizes and entertainment in
is just the beginning.” between acts is what sets them apart from other venues.
Originally introduced in 2009, Triple Star Sound Stage has “This will be our first time at Cramton. Last year, we had it at
brought many well-known artists to the region, including Grammy- THEARC Theater and we had a great turnout,” Bowman said. “Now
nominated singer Emily King, Kindred the Family Soul and Natalie that we’re having it a bigger venue, we’re hoping that once people
Stewart, formerly one half of the R&B duo Floetry. come out and experience Triple Star, they’ll come back out because
R&B songstress Vivian Green and soul crooner Chico DeBarge it’s definitely not your ordinary concert.”
will kick off the series at this month’s event, while other acts are set
to debut later this year. Triple Star Sound Stage’s monthly concert series kicks off on
“Whoever we think will [offer] a great, entertaining night, we go Sept. 25 at Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium. For more Vivian Green
after,” Bowman said. information, visit www.triplestardc.com. Courtesy Photo

Celebs Kick Off Birthday Bash with Day Famed Children’s Theatre
Honors Special Olympics CEO
of Service Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. hosts benefit
gala, concert
NBA stand-out Kevin
Durant and recording artist Adventure Theatre, the
Wale kicked off their second longest-running children’s
annual Kevin Durant and theatre in Washington, D.C., will
Wale Celebrity Birthday present Timothy P. Shriver with
Weekend, Sept. 17-19, in the its annual Spirit of Adventure
District. Celebrity attendees Award at Kids at Play: Adventure
included the NBA’s John Theatre’s 2010 Gala Auction
Wall (Washington Wizards), Rep. Jesse L.
& Fundraiser on Oct. 1. U.S. Courtesy
James Harden (Oklahoma Jackson Jr.
Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., D-Ill., Photo
City Thunder), Ty Lawson will serve as host and master of
(Denver Nuggets); the NFL’s ceremonies for the event.
DeAngelo Hall (Washington The Spirit of Adventure Award honors creative
Redskins); comedian Li’l individuals in the District area and the 2010 award pays
Duval; rappers J. Cole, tribute to Shriver, chairman and CEO of the Special
Yo Gotti, Roscoe Dash, Olympics, for his efforts to promote inclusion and
Curren$y, Young Money; acceptance for all youth in sports and the arts.
and R&B singer, Chrisette Shriver has helped transform Special Olympics into
a movement that focuses on respect, acceptance and
inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental
disabilities around the world. He has also produced or co-
produced Hollywood films to inspire change and support
Photos by LaVan Anderson for the disadvantaged, including {Amistad.} A leading
Rapper Wale speaks to students at the Mary McLeod educator focusing on the social and emotional factors in
Bethune Day Academy Public Charter School as part of learning, Shriver co-founded and chairs the Collaborative
a half-day visit where he hosted a pep rally, took photos for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).
and signed autographs. “We are thrilled to honor Tim Shriver’s national
leadership on inclusion and acceptance for all members of
Michele. and charity: water a non- society, and with Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. hosting
Launched in 2009, the profit organization bringing the event, it will be an incredible evening at Adventure
Kevin Durant and Wale clean, safe drinking water Theatre,” said Peter Carnathan, president of Adventure
Celebrity Birthday Weekend to people in developing Theatre’s Board of Directors, in a statement. “Through their
evolved to a charity weekend nations. The weekend’s events work in the arts and in politics, Mr. Shriver and Mr. Jackson
in 2010, raising money and included “School of Rock”, have demonstrated a profound understanding of the power
awareness for youth programs a mentoring initiative; the of the arts to inspire change and shape public opinion.”
that promote nonviolence. “Back 2 School Celebrity Jackson, who is also a longtime supporter of the arts,
A portion of the weekend’s Bowling Tournament” and began service in the United States House of Representatives
Rapper Roscoe Dash joined Wale in surprising students at a proceeds will go to local various birthday celebrations in 1995 as a member of the 104th Congress. He was the 91st
local school. DC charter schools at D.C. area nightspots. African American ever elected to Congress and currently
sits on the House Appropriations Committee serving as

Multi-talented Musician Esperanza Spalding the fourth most senior Democrat on the Subcommittee on
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related

Prepares for Lincoln Theater Debut


Agencies.
The Kids at Play: 2010 Gala Auction & Fundraiser
features a special musical performance by American actress
With her voluminous halo of corkscrew curls and lithe parlay her good looks into a career in fashion or a pop music. and singer, Judy Kuhn, who has been nominated for three
physique, bassist and violinist Esperanza Spalding could easily But the 25-year-old musician’s interests lay elsewhere in a Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards for her work
world where chamber music, international cultures, language on Broadway in the Roundabout’s hit revival of She Loves
and jazz collide. Me, the American premiers of Chess and Les Miserables and
Spalding made global headlines in 2008 with her self- Rags.
titled debut, which spent more than 70 weeks on the Billboard Adventure Theatre’s Kids at Play: 2010 Gala Auction &
Contemporary Jazz Chart. A whirlwind of magazine covers, TV Fundraiser, located in Historic Glen Echo Park, begins with
appearances and two appearances at the White House followed. a pre-gala reception at 7 p.m. in the Cuddle Up, followed
Now, the Oregon-born tri-talent (vocalist/bassist/violinist) is by a buffet dinner in the Bumper Car Pavilion. The event
set to release Chamber Music Society, an album that blends includes a live auction led by prizewinning journalist Bob
folk, jazz and various international music forms with the string Levey. Proceeds from the gala benefit the theater education
instruments. and artistic programs of Adventure Theatre.
Co-produced by Esperanza and Gil Goldstein, Chamber
Music Society includes a diverse congregation of musicians, The event takes place from 7-10 p.m. at Adventure
including pianist Leo Genovese, drummer Terri Lyne Theatre, 7300 Macarthur Blvd., Glen Echo, Md. For more
Carrington and percussionist Quintino Cinalli, in addition to a information, visit adventuretheatre.org.
string trio and other vocalists.
For Spalding, the album feels like a homecoming.
she’ll perform songs from her latest album and debut CD.
“So much of my early musical experience was spent playing
And even as she tours the world promoting her most recent
chamber music on the violin, and it’s a form of music that
work, Spalding has another project in the works – Radio Music
I’ve always loved,” the singer said in a statement. “I was very
Society. Set for release in the fall of 2011, Radio Music Society
inspired by a lot of classical music, and chamber music in
will be Spalding’s interpretation of funk, hip-hop, rock and
particular. I’m intrigued by the concept of intimate works that
music that has no genre.
can be played and experienced among friends in an intimate
setting.”
Esperanza Spalding appears at the Lincoln Theatre Oct. 3
On Oct. 3, Spalding will introduce her unique approach
Esperanza Spalding at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35-$85. The theatre is located at 1215 U
to a centuries-old music style at the Lincoln Theatre, where
Courtesy Photo St. N.W. For tickets call 202-328-6000.
C4 The Afro-American, September 25, 2010 - October 1, 2010

Community
Deamonte’s Death Inspires The Story of Pr. George’s Ridgley
Aspiring Dentist Community Comes Alive
Mathias Dunwoody’s The first of his siblings In many ways, the story of Prince George’s historical impact in Prince George’s County.
heart was set on becoming to attend college, Mathias County’s Ridgley Community is the story of The Mildred Ridgley-Gray Charitable Trust
a dentist. The son of a plans to return to Detroit America’s post-slavery experience. The Arthur was established 2001 to raise public awareness
pastor and grandson of a when he graduates in and Mary E. Ridgley House, located on Central of the Ridgley (also known as Ridgeley or
barber, the Detroit native 2014. He said he’ll open Avenue in Landover, Md., houses documents Ridgely) legacy. The organization also aims to
insists service to others a holistic center that and mementos relating to the county’s historic maintain the Arthur and Mary Ridgley House,
was a natural choice that complements dental health Ridgley family and the emancipated Americans support the preservation of the Historic Ridgely
followed the path taken by with external and internal whose influence allowed them to develop United Methodist Church and Cemetery and
the men in his family. well-being. farming land, build a church, barter for a school the Historic Ridgeley School, among other
Once he learned about “You can help to and stimulate economic growth. things.
the Summer Medical and combat some of the The community thrived for over 140 years  The open house is scheduled for Sept. 25,
Dental Education Program ‘negatives’ by being a throughout the 18th and 19th centuries and now, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Arthur and Mary
(SMDEP), a free six-week positive influence in your Mildred Ridgley Gray, founder and CEO of Ridgley House located at 8118 Central Ave.,
program that nurtures the community,” he said.  “I the Mildred Ridgley Gray Charitable Trust, Landover, Md. For more information, call 410-
next generation of doctors try to be an example by hosts an open house to share the community’s 435-0647.
and dentists, Mathias, making good choices and
22, said his aspirations sticking to it.  That’s how
Local Woman Graduates

Courtesy Photo
were transformed into a you can make it.”
solidified plan. SMDEP is funded by
Air Force Basic Training
Courtesy Photo
The program seeks Mathias Dunwoody the Robert Wood Johnson
students completing Foundation, the nation’s
their freshman or an abscess, then an infection largest philanthropy Air Force Airman 1st Class Domonique P. Simpson
sophomore year. The that traveled to the brain and dedicated to health and health graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force
participants are assigned killed the 12-year-old boy. care.  The program is operated Base, San Antonio, Texas. She completed an intensive eight-
a mentor and treated to Deamonte’s mother could on 12 university sites across week program that included training in military discipline
intensive science and math not afford dental insurance or the country with 80 students and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic
classes, and exposure to pay out-of-pocket for the $80 at each location.  warfare principles and skills. Air Force members who complete
laboratory, rigorous study, tooth extraction. basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied
financial planning workshops Since the boy’s death in For more information science degree through the Community College of the Air
and career counseling. 2007, a team of outraged about SMDEP visit smdep. Force. Simpson is a 2004 graduate of Friendship Edison High
Mathias, mindful of grim Black dentists formed the org. School in the District. Domonique P. Simpson
statistics in his community, Deamonte Driver Project,
says the SMDEP opportunity
comes with a debt that he has
to pay. “I’ve seen the huge
providing mobile dental
services to low-income
neighborhoods. Mathias
Delta Kappa Gamma Honors its Own
By Helen Flagg society of more than 107,000 faculty at Howard University,
gaps and disparities in Detroit Dunwoody vows that people
Special to the AFRO key women educators in 17 past Delta Chapter president
and this is my opportunity like himself can close the countries. and immediate past president
to improve the health of huge health care gap. Diane L. Robinson was Robinson, whose of Nu State, District of
my community,” offered His experience at SMDEP, recently honored during the vision is of an effective Columbia.
Mathias who was accepted to which provides an entryway 2010 International Convention professional organization, The Evelyn L. Bull
SMDEP program at Howard to many minority students, of The Delta Kappa Gamma works tirelessly to fulfill that Distinguished Leadership
University in 2006. opened the door to an Society International that was vision by mentoring women Award is named in honor
The death of Deamonte internship in Washington, held recently in Spokane, in leadership roles in order to of Evelyn L. Bull, retired
Driver of Maryland illustrates D.C. with the National Dental
Wash. She was recognized develop a cadre of emerging supervisor of instruction
the unmet needs Mathias Association and acceptance at as one of 187 “Women of leaders. Her hope is that they in the District of Columbia
hopes to meet. It began as an Howard University College of Vision and Action” in the will create positive change Public Schools, who provided
untreated toothache that led to Dentistry this fall.
within their schools and distinguished leadership
communities. during her professional career.
In addition to this high Diane L. Robinson Robinson shares a mutual
international honor and her appreciation, affection and
election as the northeast friendship with a large number
the library of congress region representative on the of key women educators
International Nominations at all levels of the society
Committee (2010-2014), and has provided consistent
Robinson also is the first and effective leadership in
recipient of The Evelyn L. furthering the mission and
Bull Distinguished Leadership purposes of the society as an
Award, a Delta Chapter officer and state leadership
award, which was presented development chairman.
to her by Marion E. Hines Bull celebrated her 100th
at the spring 2010 Nu State birthday in 2009 and the
Convention of Delta Kappa award was instituted to honor
Gamma Society International. her 60-plus years of inspiring
Courtesy Photos
Hines is a member of the leaders.
Evelyn Bull

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Vick’s Performance Takes
Backseat to Politics
By Stephen D. Riley 300 total yards and two touchdown passes last
AFRO Staff Writer weekend—still not enough.
After the Eagles’ 35-32 win over Detroit,
I absolutely hate pulling the race card. when asked if it would be difficult to play
It’s a last-minute, last resort kind of thing Kolb over Vick in next Sunday’s game against
for me. But if Michael Vick doesn’t start at Jacksonville, Reid labeled the decision “not
quarterback next week for the Philadelphia hard at all” as reported by sbnation.com. I’m
Eagles, I’ll be tempted to swipe it. going to assume his decision to trade McNabb

What’s the Big Deal about Eagles coach Andy Reid has some twisted,
incomprehensible affection for his chosen
starter Kevin Kolb. He traded away the most
to the Washington Redskins wasn’t hard at all
either by the simple fact that he dealt him to a
divisional opponent. Reid’s fascination with

Reggie Bush? successful signal caller in franchise history in


Donovan McNabb to give Kolb the nod. Reid
apparently saw something in the little-used,
Kolb has grown beyond scary at this point. A
guy with a career 67.8 quarterback rating and
seven interceptions and only four touchdown
There seems to be “much ado” over mail box and opening that letter with a few wide-eyed backup that made a six-time Pro tosses should not be generating this much
the sanctions on Reggie Bush for his bucks from home. These kids don’t get Bowler expendable. Questionable decision- publicity. Kolb’s been thoroughly outplayed
improprieties during the 2005 football the monetary care package from home and making at its finest—but Reid wasn’t done by both Vick and McNabb during their tenures
season at USC. As far as the harshness of because they are on scholarship, they can’t there. For his next trick, Reid wants to risk in the “City of Brotherly Love,” but the
the penalties handed down by the NCAA, hold a job. This too is an NCAA violation. losing his locker room while jeopardizing “brothers” continue to miss out on the love.
there seems to be a line drawn right down The big question for most is, “Should Kolb’s health in the process of proving some McNabb was always underappreciated
the middle. Bush return the Heisman?” phantom point. during his time in Philly, even while he
When you examine this issue, it is hard If so, shouldn’t USC return the cash from Kolb suffered a concussion in was directing the Eagles to five NFC
to come up on the right side of the coin. The ticket sales resulting from all of the butts Philadelphia’s week one loss to the Green Championship games and posting the third-
deal here is the fact that Bush received some he put in the seats? How about the sales Bay Packers, a game in which Vick arrived in highest winning percentage among active
cash from some agents that were deemed of jerseys sporting the No. 5? Shouldn’t the starter’s relief to immediately electrify an quarterbacks. However, you’ll never confuse
a “loan” in order to purchase a home for USC return the checks Bush helped them offense that Kolb had helped to water down Reid with being bias or racist; he’s done
his parents. All was well until one of the pocket by taking them to the National prior to his injury. Vick was exciting, he was wonders for McNabb and gave Vick a chance
“lending parties” blew the whistle because Championship game twice? competitive and he was a leader, but evidently to play when few other teams would after
Bush chose another agent. that wasn’t enough to grant Vick a job for he was released from prison. But if Vick
The issue isn’t whether he borrowed the “There are more than a few last Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. outperforms Kolb again this Sunday and
money; the big deal is who he borrowed it When Kolb flunked his concussion tests prior continues to remain in the background, I’ll
from. If Bush went to his next door neighbor Heisman recipients who to last Sunday, Vick became the interim starter have one hand scratching my head and the
and borrowed $500 grand and promised to have found their cash flow and proceeded to terrorize the Lions for over other firmly tugging at my race card.
pay it back when he reached the pros, there
would be no big deal. If he went to a bank problems resolved by a little gift
Howard Volleyball
and signed up for the $500k—no problem. under the table.”
The NCAA couldn’t touch him and it would
be business as usual.
And, while we are on the subject of gifts,
For all intents and purposes, the NCAA
can’t touch Bush since he has been five
Lady Bison Ends Nine-Game Slump
the NCAA seems to be a bit nearsighted years removed from this issue. And if the By Perry Green
when it comes to selective sanctions. Not money is an issue, Bush probably carries AFRO Sports Editor
to defend Bush, but I don’t recall him ever that much around just in case he sees a
making the news because he was arrested. Lamborghini in a color he likes. The Howard University football
However, we hear every season of some It hurts to see the bomb being dropped team is currently suffering a three-
programs using athletes who have run afoul on USC, because the school probably had no game losing streak, but maybe it can
of the law. clue that this was an issue in their back yard. borrow a little winning luck from the
Gifts are common place when it comes If my cousin holds up a bank, I don’t think Lady Bison volleyball team, which
to stud athletes. I hope the NCAA doesn’t the rest of my family should be arrested. The snapped its nine-game slump over the
think that some of these athletes who are loss of 30 scholarships over three years and weekend.
sporting Rolex watches and driving Porches the ban from Bowl games is a little harsh for Howard picked up with wins over
are the beneficiaries of the deaths of rich my money. Navy and Hartford at the Kristen
uncles. USC Coach Pete Carroll jumped on a bus Dickmann Memorial Tournament
There are some programs where an and went to Seattle to coach the Seahawks. Sept. 18. Lady Bison star Tosin
athlete can return to his locker and find an This was a smart move since it was as far Elebute was named all-tournament
envelope that wasn’t delivered by the mail away from the drama and the NCAA he can for her outstanding performance,
man. Trust me, these are not invitations to get without leaving the planet. recording a game-best 18 kills.
listen to a lecture on real estate investments. I find it amusing that Vince Young now Keri Partridge also performed well,
To put an end to some of the hoopla wants the Heisman since he placed second striking 14-of-23 for a .435 hitting
surrounding this issue, Bush has decided in the 2005 voting. Bush finished so far in percentage, while Gabrielle Martin
to return the Heisman Trophy he won in front of him you couldn’t find him with was 10-for-22 for a .318 percentage.
Courtesy Photo/Howard Sports Information
2005. It’s a nice gesture, but for my money binoculars. Maybe he thinks Reggie should Fellow teammates Nicole Brown and
Lady Bison star Tosin Elebute was named to the all-
entirely unnecessary. There are more than give him his Super Bowl ring, too. Jiyana Brown contributed with strong
Memorial Tournament team after helping Howard
a few Heisman recipients who have found As far as the main issue is concerned, I defensive performances, recording 11
end a nine-game losing streak.
their cash flow problems resolved by a little think this is a classic example of a group of and 10 kills, respectively.
gift under the table. people looking for a way to justify the job Howard finished 59-for-131 for a
What a lot of people don’t understand they are holding. If they want to make an .275 kill percentage to beat Navy and Harford, stood out with everybody today.”
improving to 3-12 overall on the season. Howard will return to action on Sept. 24 to
is the crappy existence of a scholarship impression, they should be going after the
“My girls played some great volleyball,” host George Washington at Burr Gymnasium.
athlete. A good percentage of them come criminals that emerge every season. When
said Lady Bison coach Dawn Barnes. “It was “These were greats wins for us…,” Barnes
from a low-income environment, and those I look at the total picture and see that all
good to finally put it all together. All in all, it said. “I am very pleased in the direction we are
of you who have attended college know of this drama is about a loan, I ask myself,
was a group effort. There was something that heading.”
there is no better feeling than going to your “What’s the big deal?”

Charges Added to Bulldogs Earn First Win of Season


Mayweather Case By Maurice Berry
Special to the AFRO
well. Combine that with
turnovers and Bowie State
one of the best defensive
teams in the Central
Saturday alone.
Quarterback Clifton Budd
By Perry Green Mayweather allegedly beat was off to a poor 0-3 start to Interscholastic Athletic led the team, completing
AFRO Sports Editor and threatened to kill his ex The Bowie State the season. Association. Bowie State 8-of-15 passes for 106 yards
and mother of his children, University Bulldogs But on Sept.18 the allowed only 144 yards of and four touchdowns.
Boxing sensation Floyd Josie Harris, then took successfully bounced back Bulldogs earned its first total offense for the Bears, The Bulldogs will use the
Mayweather could soon end her phone following the from a three-game losing win of the season as they with only 21 of those yards win as momentum going into
his career as an undefeated altercation. If Mayweather is slump with a 55-6 beating of racked up 207 yards on the coming on the ground. their first home game of the
champion, again. Only this convicted on all eight charges, the Livingstone Bears ground and 323 yards in total As for offense, the season against the Virginia
time around his retirement he could face up to 34 years BSU suffered the first offense.  Bulldogs had only scored Union Panthers.
plan might include “three hots in jail. three weeks of the season, The defensive unit 28 points in the first three This will also be their first
and a cot.” Mayweather’s attorney, scoring little points while returned to its smack-you-in- games of the season, but they game on the stadium’s new
An updated criminal Richard Wright, told The struggling defensively as the-face style that made BSU almost doubled that in one field turf.
complaint report was filed on Associated Press he hadn’t
Mayweather last Thursday
relating to his recent arrest
for allegedly beating an ex-
seen the new complaint report
and denied all wrongdoing
on his client’s behalf. If
Broncos’ Kenny McKinley Found Dead at 23
girlfriend and stealing her cell Mayweather, who was By AFRO Staff if they discovered a suicide Broncos is shocked and Running back Damien Nash
phone. released on a $3,000 bail note, but did say they believe saddened by the loss of died after suddenly collapsing
Clark County District and is expected to meet in Denver Broncos receiver McKinley died from a self- Kenny McKinley,” Broncos during a charity basketball
Attorney David Roger added court on Nov. 9, does beat the Kenny McKinley, 23, was inflicted gunshot. owner Pat Bowlen said in game in St. Louis, Mo., just
two felony coercion charges charges, it won’t be the first found dead in his home “It’s still part of our a released statement to the three months later.
and one felony robbery charge time. Monday from an alleged investigation and probably media. “He was part of “Kenny had a promising
to Mayweather’s criminal Harris filed domestic abuse suicide, according to The nothing we’ll talk about right the Broncos’ family and future on the football field,
complaint. He was initially charges against Mayweather Associated Press. now,” Robinson told the AP. will be greatly missed by but more importantly, he was
charged for grand larceny just in 2003, but he was acquitted According to reports, The second-year receiver our organization. My most a great teammate whose smile
a week earlier stemming from in court two years later. Arapahoe County Sheriff was listed on the Broncos’ heartfelt condolences go and personality could light
the same Sept. 9 dispute. The According to reports, Harris Grayson Robinson said a injured reserve list with a out to Kenny’s family and up the room,” Broncos head
33-year-old boxer also faces retracted her complaints in female friend of the player leg injury. He played eight friends.” coach Josh McDaniels said.
one misdemeanor domestic court, claiming she lied to called police. She was games as a rookie last season, Denver has experienced “This is a tragic loss for our
battery and three harassment police because she thought returning from running an contributing mostly on special similar tragedies in years football team, and his family
charges. Mayweather was cheating on errand with McKinley’s teams with seven kick returns past. Defensive back Darrent is in all of our thoughts and
According to police, her. child when she found him for 158 yards. Williams was murdered in a prayers during this difficult
shot dead. Police didn’t say “Everyone with the drive-by shooting in 2007. time.”
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Bible Study
The Rev. Dr.
DeForest
B. Soaries
will preach

ZBC: A Beacon for 146 Years


at Howard
Bible study will continue at 6:30 p.m. on University
Sept. 23 when the Rev. Dr. Michael C. Murphy on Sept. 26.
concludes the series when he leads the discussion
By Barbara E. Flowers was the videotaped interview on “Prayer and God’s Promises” in the lounge at
Special to the AFRO of Zion’s three oldest Peoples Congregational Church located at 4704
members, all born in 1916, 13th St. N.W. The discussion will be based on 1
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The Rev. Keith W. Byrd recapturing both their early Corinthians 15:58. in person Monday through Friday between 10
Sr., senior pastor at Zion spiritual lives and the history During the sessions, questions and concerns a.m. and 5 p.m. Call 202-806-7280 or visit
Baptist Church, invites the of the city. They, along about prayer in the life of believers and the life chapel.howard.edu/Information for additional
community to join him and with others, recall President of the church are addressed. This ministry is information. The e-mail address is chapel@
his congregation as they Jimmy Carter’s introduction open free of charge to the community and all are howard.edu.
celebrate the church’s 146th Courtesy Photo
of the Rev. Martin Luther welcome. Call the church office at 202-829-5511
anniversary during the 10:15 The Rev. Dr. Lewis M. King Sr. at Zion in 1977. for additional information.
Anthony
Schedule at Colesville UMC
a.m. service on Sept. 26. This The Rev. Carleton W. A Flea Market and Fish Fry will be held (rain
is the year of “partnership” Gibbons, the Rev. William Veazey, seventh pastor of Homecoming Schedule or shine) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 25 at
at Zion and the theme for Zion, talks about Zion and The 2010 Homecoming Weekend at Colesville United Methodist Church located at
James Howard, the Rev.
the celebration is “Reaching community involvement, Northeastern Presbyterian Church will begin with 52 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, Md. Clothes,
William Washington, the
a revival at 7 p.m. from Sept. 23-26 at the church household items, toys, bake sale, food, drinks
beyond our walls through Rev. John Malcus Ellison, and he remembered Denyce
located 2112 Varnum St. N.E. The evangelists baby items, books, small electrics, and treasures-
evangelism, social action and the Rev. Rinaldo Herbert, the Graves, a former student
will include the Rev. Tara Spuhler McCabe who in-the-rough will be featured. Vendor space is
community outreach.” Rev. Dr. Ella Redfield, the of Judith Grove Allen,
will preach on Thursday. She is an associate available. Call Thad Ware at 301-384-7775 for
The Rev. Dr. Lewis Rev. Michael Youngblood, Zion’s former minister of pastor at the New York Avenue Presbyterian
M. Anthony, Episcopal music, practicing piano at additional information.
the Rev. Carlton Veasy Church in downtown Washington. Liturgical
director for Ecumenical the church years before she Worship with the cool sounds of the Jazz
and the Rev. Dr. Emil M. dancers will be featured during the service. in the Sanctuary at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1. All
Affairs of the AME Zion Thomas. became an internationally Minister Marquez Ball will preach on Friday. He are welcome to enjoy the Jazz Cafe. Call
Church, will deliver the Zion, steeped in history, renowned opera singer and is the Youth and Young Adult minister at Mount Don Williams 301-649-1338 for additional
celebration sermon. The was organized in Southwest concert artist. Carmel Baptist Church in Northwest Washington. information. The e-mail address is Blueeight@
combined choirs, under the Washington 1864, one year Lynwood Westray, a pillar The church’s Celestial Choir will be featured. aol.com.  
direction of Samuel L. E. after the signing of the of the church and a White A church-wide picnic will be held from noon
Bonds, will provide music. Emancipation Proclamation. House butler for 32 years, to 4 p.m. on Saturday on the church grounds.
Continuing Education
He will be assisted by V. Under the guidance of expounds on Zion’s spiritual Capt. Wilbur C. Douglass will preach.
Beginning this fall, Wesley Seminary
Alma Castello., the assistant Sarah J. Davidson, Zion’s support and on being an at Mount Vernon Square is offering several
director. Highlighting historian, members of the African American working HU Chapel Services opportunities for lay and clergy to continue their
the music portion of the commission are working to for presidents of the United The Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries will preach education for ministry.  The classes will begin on
celebration will be Phillip make Byrd’s vision a reality States, beginning with during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sept. 26 Oct. 2 and there is a fee. The registration deadline
Carter and the Sounds of by sharing Zion’s historical President John F. Kennedy. in Cramton Auditorium located on the campus is one week prior to the classes. The complete
Victory Ministries, the 2010 impact in the District of These are just a few of of Howard University, 2455 Sixth St. N.W. list of courses can be found at wesleyseminary.
Stellar Award winners of Columbia, nationally and historical facts about Zion He is senior pastor at The First Baptist Church edu/mvs. Call 202-403-0960 or 0962 for fees and
the “Fan Favorite Choir of that the committee has made of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, N.Y. Bishop additional information. The e-mail address is
internationally.
The Year.” SOV Ministries public. Rudolph W. McKissick Jr. will be the guest yhardman@wesleyseminary.edu
The commission,
preacher on Oct. 3.
was organized in 1997 by completing the first phase Co-chairs for the
These weekly non-denominational worship
Carter and features some of of Zion’s oral history anniversary service are Church News Sought
services, which are open to the community, Church Newslike
Sought
the most gifted and anointed project, interviewed 50 Frances Watts Henry, The AFRO would to know how area
feature renowned and internationally The AFRO would like
musicians and vocalists from Zion members and former Marlene W. Sherrill and churches are serving theirtocommunity.
know how areaSend
distinguished orators. churches
the metropolitan area. members during a four- Wanda Williamson. All are your news toare
theserving
AFROtheir
Churchcommunity.
Editor at Send
Chapel Services are broadcast the following your news to the AFRO Church
Zion’s history includes month period. Transcripts welcome. Call 202-722-4940 dubiosquarles@yahoo.com. It can Editor at
be faxed
week each Sunday at 11 a.m. on Howard dubiosquarles@yahoo.com. It can be faxed
11 pastors who, unique in of 30 of these Phase One for additional information. to 202-723-7461. Material may also be sent
University radio station, WHUR-FM 96.3.
their leadership, helped to to to
the202-723-7461.
Washington AFRO Material may
office also be
located at sent
interviews are being donated The Easter Chapel service is a live broadcast. to the Washington AFRO officePictures
located at
shape that history. They Zion Baptist Church is 1917 Benning Road N.E. 20002. are
to history repositories in Recordings of Chapel services may be ordered 1917 Benning Road N.E. 20002. Pictures
welcome. Call 202-332-0080 for additional
include the Rev. William Washington, D.C. located at 4850 Blagden Ave. by mail with the Media Ministry Order Form. are welcome. Call 202-332-0080 for
information.
Walker, the Rev. William A highlight of Phase I N.W. Recordings are also available immediately additional information.
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immediately, The Classified Ad Network. sented to the under- representative of the Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002-4723, Attn: Clsf. Adv.
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Afro American Newspapers For more information Register of Wills for the who died on June 4,
of checks, credit card or money order. contact us at 410-721- District of Columbia, 515 2010 with a will, and will
will require
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checks will be subject tofor a 4000 x19 or visit our 5th Street NW 3rd Floor, serve without Court su-
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of this notice. (Strike known shall enter their
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the form of check, credit card real estate.) proceeding. Objections
LEGAL NOTICES Ellie Sanes to such appointment (or
or money order. Any returned Personal
AD NETWORK AD NETWORK Superior Court of Representative
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cedent¬s will) shall be
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• Weekly Settlements District of Columbia TRUE TEST COPY
AUTOMOBILE
$25.00 processing Fleetfee andWelcome!
Owners may Washington, D.C. REGISTER OF WILLS
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
16 17 18 19 20
DONATION 866-832-6339 20001-2131 Date of first publication: Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
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www.buildagroundbiz. Case No. September 10, 2010 20001, on or before
DONATE
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Receive $1000 GRO-
In re:
Susan Carr Freeling
and/or periodical:
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against the decedent NAME
shall be presented to the
cretion.
CERY COUPONS, HELP WANTED- ORDER OF Law Reporter undersigned with a copy ADDRESS
Your Choice. NOAH’S PUBLICATION The Afro-American
TRUCK DRIVER Petitioner, Susan Carr 9/10, 9/17, 9/24
to the Register of Wills
or filed with the Register PHONE NO.
ARC,
LEGALNO KILL Animal
NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES Freeling, having filed a of Wills with a copy to
Shelters. Advanced TRUCK DRIVERS complaint for judgment Superior Court of the undersigned, on or CLASSIFICATION
WANTED! MORE the District of
Veterinary Treatments. changing her name to
District of Columbia
before March 17, 2011,
(Room, Apt, House, etc.) INSERTION DATE:
HOMETIME! TOP Susan Freeling Carr and or be forever barred.
Free Towing, IRS having applied to the PROBATE DIVISION Persons believed to be
TAX DEDUCTION. PAY! EXCELLENT Court whereupon it is Washington, D.C. heirs or legatees of the
BENEFITS! NEW 20001-2131
Non-runners 1-866-912- the 3rd day of Septem-
Administration No.
decedent who do not re-
GIVE EQUIPMENT! Up to
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ber 2010.
ORDERED, that all per-
sons concerned show
2010ADM849
Ralph Joslyn
ceive a copy of this no-
tice by mail within 25
days of its first publica-
WASHINGTON AFRO-AMERICAN-NEWSPAPER
drivers! HEARTLAND Cruickshank
DONATE YOUR cause, if any there be,
Decedent
tion shall so inform the
VEHICLE RECEIVE EXPRESS 1-800-441- on or before the 9th day Register of Wills, includ-
FREE VACATION 4953 www.heartlandex-
of October 2010, why NOTICE OF
APPOINTMENT,
ing name, address and Legal Advertising Rates
the prayers of said com- relationship.
VOUCHER UNITED press.com plaint should not be
granted.
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
Date of Publication:
September 17, 2010
Effective October 1, 2006
BREAST CANCER AND NOTICE TO
PROVIDED that a copy Name of newspaper:
FOUNDATION Free LOTS & of this order be pub- UNKNOWN HEIRS Afro-American
Mammograms, Breast lished once a week for Sharon A Cruickshank, Washington Law PROBATE DIVISION
Cancer Info www.ubcf.
ACREAGE three consecutive whose address is 1375 Reporter
weeks before said day Sheridan Street, NW Sherelene P Thomas (Estates)
info FREE Towing, LAND BARGAIN 20+ in Afro American News- Washington DC 20011 Personal
Tax Deductible, Non- ACRES Potomac River papers. was appointed personal
representative of the
Representative 202-879-9460/61
Runners Accepted, TRUE TEST COPY TRUE TEST COPY
Access Depression-like DEPUTY CLERK estate of Ralph Joslyn REGISTER OF WILLS
1-888-468-5964 pricing has spurred brisk 9/10, 9/17, 9/24 Cruickshank, who died 9/17, 9/24, 10/1
sales! Only a few choice
on December 21, 2009
without a will, and will Superior Court of
PROBATE NOTICES
DONATE AUTOS, SUPERIOR COURT OF
20+ acre parcels remain. THE DISTRICT OF serve without Court su- the District of
TRUCKS, RV’S. 50 mile views, private COLUMBIA pervision. All unknown District of Columbia a. Order Nisi
LUTHERAN MISSION PROBATE DIVISION heirs and heirs whose PROBATE DIVISION
$ 60 per insertion $180.00 per 3 weeks
access to Potomac Washington, D.C. whereabouts are un- Washington, D.C. b. Small Estates (single publication) $ 50 per insertion
SOCIETY. Your dona- River. See why so many known shall enter their
20001-2131 20001-2131 c. Notice to Creditors
tion helps local families parcels have sold – but Foreign No. appearance in this Administration No.
with food, clothing, 2007FEP48 proceeding. Objections 00ADM868-10 1. Domestic $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
hurry, prices are heading to such appointment Daniel L Schorr
shelter. Tax deduct- up! Excellent financing.
Date of Death
shall be filed with the
2. Foreign $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
November 18, 2006 Decedent
ible. MVA licensed. Call now for a no- John R Jones Register of Wills, D.C., Beth Shapiro d. Escheated Estates $ 60 per insertion $ 360.00 per 6 weeks
LutheranMissionSoci- pressure, guided tour & Decedent 515 5th Street, N.W., Kaufman e. Standard
Superior Probates
Court of $ 125.00
3rd Floor Washington, Caplin & Drysdale
ety.org 410-636-0123 extra special Incentive
NOTICE OF
D.C. 20001, on or be- the District of
APPOINTMENT One Thomas Circle
or toll-free 1-877-737- 1-800-888-1262 fore March 10, 2011. NW Suite 1100
District of Columbia
8567.
OF FOREIGN
PERSONAL Claims against the de- Washington DC 20005
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
CIVIL NOTICES
REPRESENTATIVE cedent shall be pre- Attorney
sented to the under- 20001-2131
AND NOTICE OF a. Name Changes No. 202-879-1133 $ 80.00
BUSINESS MERCHANDISE NOTICE TO signed with a copy to the APPOINTMENT,
Administration
2010ADM873
Register of Wills or filed b. Real Property $ 200.00
OPPORTUNITY FOR SALE CREDITORS
Marlene Jones Kinney with the Register of Wills
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
Janet Elizabeth
with a copy to the under- Hambright Rouamba
whose address is 3002 AND NOTICE TO aka
HOMEOWNERS signed, on or before UNKNOWN HEIRS
DOES YOUR BUSI-
Great Oak Drive,
March 10, 2011, or be Lisbeth B. Schorr whose
Janet H Rouambra FAMILY COURT
WANTED! Kayak Forestville, MD 20747
forever barred. Persons Decedent
NESS NEED MORE Pools looking for Demo
was appointed succes-
believed to be heirs or
address is 3113 Wood- David W. Buckley Superior Court 202-879-1212
of
sor personal representa- ley Road, NW Washing-
FOOT TRAFFIC??? homesites to display legatees of the decedent ton DC 20008 was ap-
Attorney the District of
tive of the estate of John NOTICE OF District of Columbia
Advertise with us in new maintenance-free R. Jones, deceased by who do not receive a pointed personal APPOINTMENT, DOMESTIC RELATIONS
PROBATE DIVISION
over 97 newspapers the Register of Wills copy of this notice by representative of the
Kayak pools. Save mail within 25 days of its NOTICE TO Washington, D.C.
across Maryland, Dela- Court for Prince estate of Daniel L. CREDITORS 20001-2131 202-879-0157
thousands of $$. Unique George's County, State first publication shall so Schorr, who died on July AND NOTICE TO Administration No.
ware and DC. Reach 5.2 opportunity! 100% of Maryland, on April 8, inform the Register of 23, 2010 with a will, and
Wills, including name, a. Absent HEIRS
UNKNOWN Defendant 2010ADM870 $ 150.00
million readers weekly financing available.
2008. will serve without Court Sambologo J Rouamba, Walter James Gary
Service of process may address and relation- supervision. All un- b. Absolute Divorce $ 150.00
for as little as $14.95 per 1-877-377-7665 info@ ship. whose address is 510 Decedent
be made upon Carmen known heirs and heirs c. Custody
Nicholson Divorce
Street, NW Jewel Harmon $ 150.00
paper in our 2x2 Display kayakpoolsoutheast.com J Jones, 700 7th Street Date of Publication: whose whereabouts are
September 10, 2010 Washington DC 20011 1350 Connecticut Ave
Ad Network. For more SW, #726, Washington unknown shall enter was appointed personal NW #301
Name of newspaper: their appearance in this
information contact us DC 20024 whose des- representative of the Washington DC 20036 Superior Court of
at 410-721-4000 x19 or
MISC. ignation as District of Afro-American
Washington Law
proceeding. Objections estate of Janet ElizabethToAttorney
place your ad, call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 262
the District of
Columbia agent has to such appointment (or Hambright RouambaPublic Notices NOTICE OF
visit our website: www. been filed with the Reg- Reporter to the probate of de-
$50.00 & up depending
District on size
of Columbia
AIRLINE ME- Sharon A Cruickshank aka Janet H Rouamba, APPOINTMENT, PROBATE
$24.15DIVISION
mddcpress.com ister of Wills, D.C. cedent¬s will) shall be who died on June 21, Baltimore Legal
NOTICE TO Notices are per inch.
Washington, D.C.
CHANIC – Train for The decedent owned 202-558-2199 filed with the Register of 2010 with a will, and will There is no flat rate — 1-800
CREDITORS (AFRO) 892
Personal 20001-2131
high paying Aviation the following District of Wills, D.C., 515 5th
ofAND NOTICE TO
CAMP- Maintenance Career. Colombia real property: Representative Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
serve with Court
pervision. All unknown
su-
For Proof Publication,
UNKNOWN HEIRS
Administration
please call No.
1-800-237-6892,
000ADM855-10
ext. 244
TRUE TEST COPY Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
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3503 B Street, SE.
REGISTER OF WILLS 20001, on or before
heirs and heirs whose Willie Gary and Freddie Albert Young
Claims against the de-
9/10, 9/17, 9/24 LEGAL NOTICES
whereabouts are un- GLEGAL
a r y , wNOTICES LEGAL NOTICES
h o s e a d - Decedent LEGAL NOTICES
Financial aid if qualified cedent may be pre- March 17, 2011. Claims LEGAL
known shallNOTICES LEGAL are
enter their dress(es) NOTICES
PO Box W. LEGAL NOTICES
Alton Lewis LEGAL NOTICES
Lake Somerset Camp - Job placement as- sented to the under- SUPERIOR COURT OF against the decedent appearance in this 1642 Clinton, South 1450 Mercantile Lane
Ground, Maryland sistance. CALL Aviation
signed and filed with the THE DISTRICT OF shall be presented to the proceeding. Objections Carolina 29325 and 83 Suite 155 Superior Court of
Register of Wills for the undersigned with a copy
Eastern Shore. Leave Institute of Maintenance District of Columbia, 515
COLUMBIA
to the Register of Wills
to such appointment (or Dora Road Clinton DC Upper Marlboro MD the District of
FAMILY COURT to the probate of de- 29325, were appointed 20774 District of Columbia
your RV on site all year. (866) 823-6729. 5th Street NW 3rd Floor, DOMESTIC or filed with the Register cedent¬s will) shall be personal representa- Attorney PROBATE DIVISION
$1500 includes water, Washington DC 20001 RELATIONS of Wills with a copy to filed with the Register of tive(s) of the estate of NOTICE OF Washington, D.C.
within 6 months from the the undersigned, on or
electric & sewage. 2 MISC./ date of first publication
BRANCH
before March 17, 2011,
Wills, D.C., 515 5th Walter James Gary, who APPOINTMENT, 20001-2131
Case Number. Street, N.W., 3rd Floor died on June 28, 2004 NOTICE TO Administration No.
trailers on site for sale. of this notice. (Strike or be forever barred.
Call 410-957-1866 or TRAINING preceding sentence if no
2010DRB1701
WORKNEH CHURNET Persons believed to be
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . without a will, and will
20001, on or before serve without Court su-
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
008ADM866-10
heirs or legatees of the Bessie F Gray
410 957-9897 or email real estate.) Attorney March 17, 2011. Claims pervision. All unknown UNKNOWN HEIRS Decedent
MASSAGE THERA- Marlene Jones Kinney 1629 K Street NW decedent who do not re- against the decedent heirs and heirs whose Theodore Young and Andrew P McGuire
lakesomerset@earthlink. PY – Learn fast, earn Personal ceive a copy of this no- shall be presented to the whereabouts are un- James Newman, whose Esq
Suite 300
net. fast. Financial aid if
Representative Washington DC 20006 tice by mail within 25 undersigned with a copy known shall enter their address(es) are 2008 C 1003 K Street NW
TRUE TEST COPY Address days of its first publica- to the Register of Wills appearance in this Street, NE Washington Suite 300
qualified. A new career REGISTER OF WILLS Yodit Amde tion shall so inform the or filed with the Register proceeding. Objections DC 20002, and 10210 Washington DC 20001
FINANCIAL is at your fingertips. Call 301-568-9266 Plaintiff. Register of Wills, includ-
ing name, address and
of Wills with a copy to to such appointment New Orchard Drive, Attorney
Date of first publication: the undersigned, on or shall be filed with the Largo MD were ap-
SERVICES Centura College 877- September 10, 2010
vs.
relationship. pointed personal repre-
NOTICE OF
Jote Abate before March 17, 2011, Register of Wills, D.C., APPOINTMENT,
206-3353 Name of newspapers Defendant. Date of Publication: or be forever barred. 515 5th Street, N.W., sentative(s) of the estate
September 17, 2010 NOTICE TO
and/or periodical: ORDER Persons believed to be 3rd Floor Washington, of Albert Young, who CREDITORS
Buried in Debt? Want The Daily Washington PUBLICATION- Name of newspaper: heirs or legatees of the D.C. 20001, on or be- died on July 12, 2010
to Save Thousands & REAL ESTATE Law Reporter ABSENT DEFENDANT Afro-American decedent who do not re- fore March 17, 2011. without a will, and will
AND NOTICE TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS
The Afro-American The object of this suit is Washington Law ceive a copy of this no- Claims against the de- serve without Court su- Linda T Ayala and Cat-
Eliminate Debt up to ARIZONA BIG 9/10, 9/17, 9/24 Reporter
to obtain a divorce. tice by mail within 25 cedent shall be pre- pervision. All unknown rice Gray-Rivers, whose
60%? We can HELP! BEAUTIFUL LOTS On motion of the plaintiff, Lisbeth B Schorr days of its first publica- sented to the under- heirs and heirs whose address(es) are 106
Call for FREE Consulta- SUPERIOR COURT OF it is this VIII day of Personal tion shall so inform the signed with a copy to the whereabouts are un- Essenton Dr Upper
$89/mo. $0 down, $0 THE DISTRICT OF September 2010, ordered Representative Register of Wills, includ- Register of Wills or filed known shall enter their Marlboro MD and 14520
tion! 800-899-2156. interest. COLUMBIA TRUE TEST COPY
that the defendant Jote ing name, address and with the Register of Wills appearance in this Owings Ave.
Rated “A” with BBB! Golf Course, Nat’l
PROBATE DIVISION Abate cause his appear- REGISTER OF WILLS relationship. with a copy to the under- proceeding. Objections Brandywine MD were
Washington, D.C. ance to be entered herein 9/17, 9/24, 10/1 Date of Publication: signed, on or before to such appointment appointed personal re-
Parks. 1 hour from 20001-2131 on or before the fortieth September 17, 2010 March 17, 2011, or be shall be filed with the presentative(s) of the
Furniture Tucson Int’l Airport Foreign No. day, exclusive of Sun- Superior Court of
Name of newspaper: forever barred. Persons Register of Wills, D.C., estate of Bessie F Gray,
2010FEP84 days and legal holidays, the District of
Guaranteed Financing. District of Columbia Afro-American believed to be heirs or 515 5th Street, N.W., who died on March 9,
LEATHER LIVING Date of Death occurring after the day of
No CREDIT CHECK the first publication of this PROBATE DIVISION Washington Law legatees of the decedent 3rd Floor Washington, 2010 with a will, and will
June 12, 2010 who do not receive a D.C. 20001, on or be- serve without Court su-
ROOM SET. In origi- Pre-recorded msg. (800) Hubbard White Jr. order; otherwise the Washington, D.C. Reporter
Sambologo J Rouamba copy of this notice by fore March 17, 2011. pervision. All unknown
nal plastic, never used. 631-8164 code 4042 Decedent cause will be proceeded 20001-2131
Personal mail within 25 days of its Claims against the de- heirs and heirs whose
with as in case of default. Administration No.
Orig price $3000, Sac- www.sunsiteslandrush.
NOTICE OF
Provided, a copy of this Representative first publication shall so cedent shall be pre- whereabouts are un-
APPOINTMENT 2010ADM873
rifice $975. Can deliver. order is published once a TRUE TEST COPY inform the Register of sented to the under- known shall enter their
com OF FOREIGN Janet Elizabeth
REGISTER OF WILLS Wills, including name, signed with a copy to the appearance in this
Call Bill 301-841-7565 PERSONAL week for three Hambright Rouamba
202-291-2152 address and relation-
Register of Wills or filed
REPRESENTATIVE successive weeks in the aka with the Register of Wills proceeding. Objections
Retirement and future AND Washington Law Re- Janet H Rouambra 9/17, 9/24, 10/1 ship.
with a copy to the under- to such appointment (or
Cherry Bedroom Set. move? Discover Dela- NOTICE TO porter, and the Afro- Decedent Date of Publication: signed, on or before to the probate of de-
American Newspapers Superior Court of September 17, 2010
Solid Wood, never used, ware and our gated com- CREDITORS before said day.
David W. Buckley
the District of March 17, 2011, or be cedent¬s will) shall be
Attorney Name of newspaper: forever barred. Persons filed with the Register of
brand new in factory munity. Manufactured
Ellie Sanes whose ad- JUDGE District of Columbia Afro-American
dress is 6308 Martins NOTICE OF believed to be heirs or Wills, D.C., 515 5th
boxes. English Dovetail. homes from the mid 50’s Terrace, Lanham, MD
9/17, 9/24, 10/1 APPOINTMENT,
PROBATE DIVISION Washington Law legatees of the decedent Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Original cost $4500. Sell Washington, D.C. Reporter who do not receive a Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
to low 100’s. Brochures 20706 was appointed Superior Court of NOTICE TO
20001-2131 Willie Gary copy of this notice by 20001, on or before
for $895. Can deliver. available 1-866-629-
successor personal re- the District of CREDITORS
Administration No. Freddie Gary mail within 25 days of its March 17, 2011. Claims
presentative of the AND NOTICE TO
Call Tom 240-482-8721 0770 Or search www. estate of Hubbard White
District of Columbia
UNKNOWN HEIRS
2010ADM870 Personal first publication shall so against the decedent
PROBATE DIVISION Walter James Gary Representative inform the Register of shall be presented to the
coolbranch.com Jr., deceased by the Or- Washington, D.C. Sambologo J Rouamba,
Decedent TRUE TEST COPY Wills, including name, undersigned with a copy
phans Court for Prince 20001-2131 whose address is 510
Help Wanted George's County, State Administration No. Nicholson Street, NW
Jewel Harmon
1350 Connecticut Ave
REGISTER OF WILLS address and relation- to the Register of Wills
9/17, 9/24, 10/1 ship.
of Maryland, on July 23, Washington DC 20011 or filed with the Register
SERVICES - 2010.
2010ADM864
was appointed personal
NW #301 Date of Publication: of Wills with a copy to
Eddie Thomas Washington DC 20036 Superior Court of the undersigned, on or
Drivers - O/O’s MISC. Service of process may Decedent representative of the
Attorney the District of
September 17, 2010
Name of newspaper: before March 17, 2011,
be made upon Tracy estate of Janet Elizabeth
FED EX GROUND Jerry L Hunter Esq
Hambright Rouamba
NOTICE OF District of Columbia Afro-American or be forever barred.
Garner, 4912 Minnesota 1822 11th Street NW APPOINTMENT, PROBATE DIVISION
• All hub-to-hub miles ADVERTISING BUD- Ave NE, Washington DC Washington DC 20001 aka Janet H Rouamba, Washington Law Persons believed to be
NOTICE TO Washington, D.C. heirs or legatees of the
paid GET TOO TIGHT!!!
20019 whose designa- Attorney who died on June 21,
CREDITORS 20001-2131
Reporter
tion as District of Colum- 2010 with a will, and will Theodore Young decedent who do not re-
• Mileage Plus & Fuel GROW YOUR BUSI-
NOTICE OF
serve with Court su-
AND NOTICE TO Administration No. James Newman ceive a copy of this no-
bia agent has been filed APPOINTMENT, UNKNOWN HEIRS
Programs NESS WITH US IN with the Register of NOTICE TO pervision. All unknown
000ADM855-10 Personal tice by mail within 25
Willie Gary and Freddie Albert Young Representative days of its first publica-
Wills, D.C. CREDITORS heirs and heirs whose
• Monthly Safety Incen- 2010. Advertise in 116 The decedent owned whereabouts are un-
G a r y , w h o s e a d - Decedent TRUE TEST COPY tion shall so inform the
AND NOTICE TO dress(es) are PO Box W. Alton Lewis
tives newspapers across the following District of UNKNOWN HEIRS known shall enter their REGISTER OF WILLS Register of Wills, includ-
1642 Clinton, South 1450 Mercantile Lane 9/17, 9/24, 10/1 ing name, address and
Colombia real property: Sherelene P Thomas, appearance in this
Carolina 29325 and 83 Suite 155 relationship.
4912 Minnesota Ave whose address is 1437 proceeding. Objections
Dora Road Clinton DC Upper Marlboro MD Date of Publication:
NE, Washington DC Ta y l o r S t r e e t , N W to such appointment (or
29325, were appointed 20774 September 17, 2010
20019 Washington DC 20011 to the probate of de-
personal representa- Attorney Name of newspaper:
Claims against the de- was appointed personal cedent¬s will) shall be
tive(s) of the estate of NOTICE OF Afro-American
cedent may be pre- filed with the Register of
the undersigned, on or Smith, who died on July
before March 17, 2011, 12, 2010 with a will, and
or be forever barred. will serve without Court
Persons believed to be supervision. All un-
heirs or legatees of the known heirs and heirs

D3
decedent who do not re- whose whereabouts are
ceive a copy of this no-
tice by mail within 25
unknown shall enter
their appearance in this
September 25, 2010 - October 1, 2010, The Afro-American
days of its first publica- proceeding. Objections
tion shall so inform the to such appointment(or
LEGAL
Register of NOTICES
Wills, includ- LEGAL NOTICES toLEGAL NOTICES
the probate of de- LEGAL NOTICES
Strictly Personal
ing name, address and cedent's will) shall be
relationship. Superior Court of filed with the Register of Western Summit Constructors, Inc. and Pizzagalli Construction Company will be
Date of Publication: Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Pen Pals
the District of bidding the following project as ENR2 Constructors, a Joint Venture. We are
September 17, 2010 District of Columbia Street, N.W., 3rd Floor soliciting bids from MBE/WBE subcontractors and suppliers certified through
Name of newspaper: PROBATE DIVISION Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Federal, State or local municipalities for the following project:
Afro-American Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority Enhanced Nitrogen Re-
Washington Law 20001-2131 March 24, 2011. Claims moval Facilities Second Contract, Pump Station, Channels and Process.
Reporter
Linda T. Ayala
Administration No. against the decedent Invitation No. 100020 Hello, my name is Darrell Foye; I’m African-American, 6’3”, 225
2010ADM890 shall be presented to the Current Bid Date: October 6, 2010 @ 2:00PM
Catrice Gray-Rivers Garnett U Tate Sr. undersigned with a copy Submit Bid to: ENR2 Constructors, a Joint Venture lbs, very well built and very athletic. I’m 44 years young; love
Personal Decedent to the Register of Wills c/o Western Summit Constructors, Inc.
5470 Valley Highway
to read, write, listen and learn new things and/or about different
Representative NOTICE OF or filed with the Register
TRUE TEST COPY APPOINTMENT, of Wills with a copy to Denver, CO 80216 cultures. I’m loyal, honest, thoughtful, very considerate and patient.
REGISTER OF WILLS NOTICE TO the undersigned, on or (303) 298-9500 / Fax (303) 298-9501
Contact: John East
I love to laugh and taught to spoil women. So if you wish to cor-
9/17, 9/24, 10/1 CREDITORS before March 24, 2011,
AND NOTICE TO or be forever barred. respond contact: Darrell Foye, 419160, P.O. Box 861, Trenton, NJ
Bonding may be required.
Superior Court of UNKNOWN HEIRS Persons believed to be 08625
the District of Helen V Tate, whose ad- heirs or legatees of the
District of Columbia dress is 669 Oglethrope decedent who do not re- Specific Crafts, Trades and Materials include but are not limited to: Sitework, ---
Hauling, Paving, Concrete, Reinforcing Steel, Masonry, Metals, Plastics & Wood,
PROBATE DIVISION Street NE Washington, ceive a copy of this no-
Thermal & Moisture Protection, Doors & Windows, Finishes, Specialties, Caucasian, single man, 6’31/2”, love dancing, going to the movies
Washington, D.C. tice by mail within 25
20001-2131
DC 20011 was ap-
pointed personal repre- days of its first publica-
Equipment, Furniture, Instrumentation, Monorail Hoist System, Plumbing, HVAC, and telling jokes. Interested in a female 5.5’ and up, open-minded,
Insulation, Electrical, Quality Control Testing, Asbestos Abatement and Roofing.
Administration No. sentative of the estate of tion shall so inform the who loves cats and don’t mind me smoking, compassion is more
2010ADM857 Register of Wills, includ-
Calvin Hines
Garnett U Tate, Sr., who
died on April 30, 2010 ing name, address and
ENR2 Constructors, a Joint Venture intends to negotiate with qualified MBE/WBE important than figure (looking for a relationship). If interested
firms and will, at its sole discretion, assist in obtaining bonds, lines of credit and
Decedent without a will, and will relationship. insurance. please call Harry at 410-833-4561 or cell (410-935-9001).
Michael D Breads Esq Date of Publication:
8737 Colesville Road
serve without Court su-
pervision. All unknown September 24, 2010 MBE/WBE Goals have been established for this project as follows:MBE - 32%
---
LL-100A heirs and heirs whose Name of newspaper: WBE - 6% Hey 13.13:W,
Silver Spring, MD Afro-American
20910
whereabouts are un-
known shall enter their Washington Law Potential MBE/WBE Subcontractors and Suppliers are to submit copies of their
You full-figured, mature-minded and without your heavy weight
Attorney appearance in this Reporter certifications and required EPA forms to Karen Calabro at fax # (303) 298-9501 lover. Write to Richard Gillison, 745004A, c/o Northern State
NOTICE OF John D McMillan no later than October 1, 2010.
APPOINTMENT,
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment Personal Prison, P.O. Box 2300, Newark, N.J. 07114
NOTICE TO shall be filed with the Representative All quotes are due 2 days prior to bid. ---
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
Register of Wills, D.C., TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS ENR2 Constructors, a Joint Venture is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Truthful man seeking spiritual pen pals. Womb my emanation. Law
515 5th Street, N.W.,
UNKNOWN HEIRS 3rd Floor Washington, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8 Employer. is unification. Breath, knowledge and consciousness! William Pig-
Pamela Harris and Ja-
nice Wright, whose ad-
D.C. 20001, on or be-
Superior Court of DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY gie, P.O. Box 565, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312
fore March 24, 2011. REQUEST FOR BIDS
dress(es) are 4415 Claims against the de- the District of
INVITATION NO. 100190 ---
Georgia Avenue, NW cedent shall be pre- District of Columbia
Washington DC 20011 sented to the under- PROBATE DIVISION SEWER CLEANING AND INSPECTION CONTRACT 8
Lonesome Hearts - Pen Pals
and 277 Wesley Grove signed with a copy to the Washington, D.C.
Road, Cottagville , were Register of Wills or filed 20001-2131 The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority is soliciting bids for Invitation
appointed personal re- with the Register of Wills Administration No. No. 100190 Sewer Cleaning and Inspection Contract 8. To have a notice published in the Strictly Personal Section, write the
presentative(s) of the with a copy to the under- 2010ADM218
estate of Calvin Hines, signed, on or before Nina Chatsky The following listing enumerates the major items of work included in this contract: message you want printed in the space below. Enclose ten dollars
who died on April 1, March 24, 2011, or be DeLaCRUZ ($10.00), check or money order for 25 words. NO CASH PLEASE.
2010 with a will, and will forever barred. Persons Decedent Light cleaning and CCTV inspection of approximately 75,000 linear feet of
Additional words will cost 50 cents each.
0

serve without Court su- believed to be heirs or Donn K Jenkins sewers.


pervision. All unknown legatees of the decedent 8300 Oakford Place 0
CCTV inspection of approximately 75,000 linear feet of sewers.
heirs and heirs whose who do not receive a Silver Spring MD 0
Combined CCTV/Sonar inspection of approximately 91,000 linear feet of sewers.
whereabouts are un- copy of this notice by 20910 0
Sonar inspection of approximately 19,000 linear feet of sewers.
known shall enter their mail within 25 days of its Attorney 0
Cleaning and inspection of approximately 1,500 manholes and other existing
appearance in this first publication shall so NOTICE OF structures.
proceeding. Objections inform the Register of APPOINTMENT,
to such appointment (or Wills, including name, NOTICE TO Contingent items include:
to the probate of de- CREDITORS
cedent¬s will) shall be
address and relation-
ship. AND NOTICE TO
0
Heavy cleaning and CCTV inspection of approximately 13,000 linear feet of To answer a Lonesome Heart notice, enclose a check or money or-
filed with the Register of Date of Publication: UNKNOWN HEIRS sewers.
0
Bucket machine cleaning of sewers. der for $2.00 for each letter you wish to have forwarded. NO CASH
Wills, D.C., 515 5th Vladimir Danylevich,
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
September 24, 2010
Name of newspaper: whose address is 10920
0
Wet well cleaning of manhole and structures. PLEASE. Be sure to include the fox number of the person you wish
Cleaning of siphons and siphon structures.
to contact.
0
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Afro-American Bangor Place, Kensing-
ton, MD 20895 was ap-
0
Locating laterals and manhole structures using Sonde.
20001, on or before Washington Law 0
Additional material removal.
March 17, 2011. Claims Reporter pointed personal repre-
Removing bulk objects.
All letters, queries and notices should be sent to:
0
against the decedent Helen V Tate sentative of the estate of 0
Bypass pumping.
Nina Chatsky DeLaC-
STRICTLY PERSONAL
shall be presented to the Personal
undersigned with a copy Representative RUZ, who died on Feb- The project requires completion within 365 consecutive calendar days.
to the Register of Wills
or filed with the Register
TRUE TEST COPY ruary 23, 2010 with a
will, and will serve with-
2519 N. Charles Street
REGISTER OF WILLS This project is estimated to cost less than $5,000,000.
of Wills with a copy to 9/24, 10/1, 10/8 out Court supervision. Baltimore, MD 21218
the undersigned, on or All unknown heirs and Bid Opening Date is October 20, 2010.
before March 17, 2011, Superior Court of h e i r s w h o s e
or be forever barred. the District of whereabouts are un- Bid for this project will be procured in the open market with preference given for
Persons believed to be District of Columbia known shall enter their the utilization of certified local and local small business enterprises.
heirs or legatees of the PROBATE DIVISION appearance in this
decedent who do not re- Washington, D.C. proceeding. Objections The Davis-Bacon wage determinations shall apply.
ceive a copy of this no- 20001-2131 to such appointment(or
tice by mail within 25 Administration No. to the probate of de- Bid documents are available at the Department of Procurement, 5000 Overlook
days of its first publica- 2010ADM879 cedent's will) shall be Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20032. Sets of Bidding Documents can be
tion shall so inform the Julius Allen Currie filed with the Register of procured for a non-refundable $50 purchase price each, payable to DC Water
Register of Wills, includ- Decedent Wills, D.C., 515 5th and Sewer Authority. Payment must be in the form of a money order, certified
ing name, address and William A Bland Esq Street, N.W., 3rd Floor check or a company check. Documents can be shipped to Bidders providing a
relationship. 1140 Connecticut Ave Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Federal Express account number.
Date of Publication: NW #1100 20001, on or before
March 24, 2011. Claims The DC Water Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant is a secured
September 17, 2010 Washington DC 20036 facility. Persons intending to pick-up Bidding Documents are to contact the
Name of newspaper: Attorney against the decedent
shall be presented to the Department of Procurement at 202-787-2020 for access authorization.
Afro-American NOTICE OF
Washington Law APPOINTMENT, undersigned with a copy For procurement information contact Mr. Carlo Enciso; email carlo.enciso@

To Advertise
Reporter NOTICE TO to the Register of Wills dcwasa.com FAX 202-787-2042, (voice 202-787- 2029).
Pamela Harries CREDITORS or filed with the Register
Janice Wright AND NOTICE TO of Wills with a copy to For technical information contact: DETS-Construction.Bid.Inquiry@dcwasa.com
Personal UNKNOWN HEIRS the undersigned, on or
Representative Mavis A Kennedy Cur- before March 24, 2011, View DC Water current and up coming solicitations on WASA¬s website at

call
TRUE TEST COPY rie, whose address is or be forever barred. www.dcwasa.com.
REGISTER OF WILLS 6810 8th Street, NW, Persons believed to be
9/17, 9/24, 10/1 Washington DC 20012 heirs or legatees of the METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON AIRPORTS AUTHORITY
was appointed personal decedent who do not re- FEDERAL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) GOAL
PUBLIC NOTICE representative of the ceive a copy of this no- FISCAL YEAR 2011-2013

202-332-0080
Alexander Tours LLC, estate of Julius Allen tice by mail within 25
1706 Peach Blossom Currie, who died on July days of its first publica- The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is seeking public comment on
Court, Bowie MD, has ap- 12, 2006 without a will, tion shall so inform the its proposed overall DBE participation goal of 25 percent of the dollar value of
plied in Case AP-2010- and will serve without Register of Wills, includ- contracts at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles
131 to transport pas- Court supervision. All ing name, address and International Airport in Fiscal Years 2011 through 2013 that are funded in whole
sengers for hire in the DC relationship. or in part by grants issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation. This
area. Protests are due unknown heirs and heirs
whose whereabouts are Date of Publication: proposed goal applies to firms meeting the DBE certification criteria defined in
October 6, 2010. For September 24, 2010 49 CFR Part 26. The proposed goal and its methodology may be reviewed during
more information go to unknown shall enter
Name of newspaper: normal business hours at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority¬s Equa
www.wmatc.gov or call their appearance in this Opportunity Programs Department through Tuesday, October 19, 2010. For an
301-588-5260. proceeding. Objections Afro-American
appointment to inspect this information, contact Phyllis Johnson or Cynthia
9/24 to such appointment Washington Law Lipscomb at 703-417-8625. Written comments concerning the proposed goal will
shall be filed with the Reporter be accepted through Wednesday, November 3, 2010, and may be sent to: Richard
PUBLIC NOTICE Register of Wills, D.C., Vladimir Danylevich Gordon, Manager, Equal Opportunity Programs, MA-410, Metropolitan Washing-
National Veterans 515 5th Street, N.W., Personal ton Airports Authority, 1 Aviation Circle, Washington, DC 20001-6000.
Transportation, LLC, t/a 3rd Floor Washington, Representative
Express Medical D.C. 20001, on or be- TRUE TEST COPY
Transporters, 1530 Caton fore March 24, 2011. REGISTER OF WILLS MBE/WBE-Subcontractors and Suppliers
Center Drive, #C, Bal- Claims against the de- 9/24, 10/1, 10/8 Ulliman Schutte Construction, LLC, Rock-
timore, MO, has applied cedent shall be pre- ville, MD is interested in receiving quotes
in Case AP-2010-135 to sented to the under- Superior Court of from qualified MBE/WBE subcontractors and
acquire Certificate No, signed with a copy to the the District of
1657 from EMT Bal- District of Columbia suppliers for the ENR Facilities - 2nd Con-
Register of Wills or filed PROBATE DIVISION tract: Pump Station, Channels and Process,
timore, LLC, t/a Express with the Register of Wills
Medical Transporters, with a copy to the under-
Washington, D.C. bidding on October 6, 2010. Opportunities
which would permit the 20001-2131 are available for Specifications Divisions 1
applicant to transport signed, on or before Administration No.
March 24, 2011, or be 2010ADM831
thru 16. Plans available online:
passengers for hire in the http://www.ullimanschutte.com/documents/
DC area. Protests are forever barred. Persons Anne E V Higgins
www.afro.com

due October 12, 2010. believed to be heirs or aka bids/


For more information go legatees of the decedent Anne V Higgins Please Fax quotes to 301-545-0810.
who do not receive a Decedent Contact telephone 301-545-0750.
to wvw.wmatc.gov or call John M Bixler
(301) 588-5260. copy of this notice by
2001 L Street NW
9/24 mail within 25 days of its Suite 400 Ulliman Schutte Construction, LLC
first publication shall so Washington DC 20036 7615 Standish place, Rockville, MD 20855
Superior Court of inform the Register of
the District of
Attorney www.ullimanschutte.com
Wills, including name, NOTICE OF
Columbia address and relation- APPOINTMENT,
Equal Opportunity Employer
Civil Division ship. NOTICE TO
Case No. 0006942-10 Date of Publication: CREDITORS
IN RE: September 24, 2010 AND NOTICE TO Concrete General, Inc. is seeking MBE
Frances Catherine UNKNOWN HEIRS
McCutcheon
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American Robert Volz, whose ad- subcontractors & suppliers who perform
Applicant Washington Law
dress is 25 Lillinonah
Drive, Brookfield,
various types of work relating to highway,
ORDER OF
PUBLICATION
Reporter
Mavis A Kennedy Currie
Connecticut 06804 was bridge, & utility construction in the Mary-
appointed personal re-
CHANGE OF NAME Personal presentative of the land area. Call Mark Miller 301-948-4450.
Frances Catherine
McCutcheon having
Representative estate of Anne E. V. Hig- EEO
TRUE TEST COPY gins aka Anne V Hig-
filed a complaint for REGISTER OF WILLS gins, who died on Au-
judgment changing 9/24, 10/1, 10/8 gust 12, 2010 with a will,
Frances Catherine and will serve without
McCutcheon name to Superior Court of Court supervision. All
Cathryn Davis and hav- the District of unknown heirs and heirs
whose whereabouts are
ing applied to the court District of Columbia unknown shall enter
for an Order of Publica- PROBATE DIVISION their appearance in this
tion of the notice re- Washington, D.C. proceeding. Objections
quired by law in such 20001-2131 to such appointment (or
cases; it is by the Court Administration No. to the probate of de-
this 16 day of Septem- 2010ADM880 cedent¬s will) shall be
ber 2010. Edna M Smith filed with the Register of
ORDERED, that all per- aka Wills, D.C., 515 5th
sons concerned show Edna Mae Smith Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Decedent Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
cause, if any there be, 20001, on or before
on or before the 25th William A Bland Esq
day of October 2010, 1140 Connecticut Ave
March 24, 2011. Claims For the most current Lottery information, go to mdlottery.com
against the decedent
why the prayers of said NW #1100 shall be presented to the
complaint should not be Washington DC 20036 undersigned with a copy
granted; provided that a Attorney to the Register of Wills
copy of this order be NOTICE OF or filed with the Register
published once a week APPOINTMENT, of Wills with a copy to
for three consecutive NOTICE TO the undersigned, on or
weeks before said day CREDITORS before March 24, 2011,
AND NOTICE TO or be forever barred.
in the Afro-American. Persons believed to be
0
that pursuant to SCR UNKNOWN HEIRS heirs or legatees of the
205(b) notice be sent to John D McMillan, whose decedent who do not re-
applicants creditors by address is 2018 T Street ceive a copy of this no-
registered or certified SE Washington DC tice by mail within 25
mail and that proof of 20020 was appointed days of its first publica-
service of mailing be personal representative tion shall so inform the
made in the manner pro- of the estate of Edna M Register of Wills, includ-
vided in SCR Probate Smith aka Edna Mae ing name, address and
Rule 19(b). Smith, who died on July relationship.
Date of Publication:
JUDGE 12, 2010 with a will, and September 24, 2011
A TRUE COPY TEST: will serve without Court Name of newspaper:
9/24, 10/1, 10/8 supervision. All un- Afro-American
known heirs and heirs Washington Law
whose whereabouts are Reporter
unknown shall enter Robert Volz
SUPPORT OUR their appearance in this
proceeding. Objections
Personal
Representative
ADVERTISERS to such appointment(or 845-225-8468
TRUE TEST COPY
to the probate of de-
REGISTER OF WILLS
cedent's will) shall be 9/24, 10/1, 10/8
filed with the Register of
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
20001, on or before
D4 The Afro-American, September 25, 2010 - September 25, 2010

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