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Scandals A3 Worst of 2010 B3 Predictions B4

Successes. Scandals. Showdowns.

2010 Remembered
By AFRO Staff them was the Affordable squabbling on Capitol Hill
of the Tea Party Movement,
Health Care Act. Enacted and in townhall meetings
the law expands coverage
This was a banner year for on March 23 after months of that saw the meteoric rise
to 32 million uninsured
the media—news was Americans, prevents
prodigious, often fast- insurance companies
breaking and meaty from denying coverage
enough to make even due to pre-existing
the most abstemious conditions and allows
news observer sit up children to stay on
and dig in. their parents’ insurance
plan until they turn
JOBS. JOBS. JOBS. 26 among other
Unemployment provisions.
continued to cast a Republicans
dark shadow over the successfully kept the
African-American “public option” out
community in 2010. of the legislation,
Though national and finagled a two-
joblessness dipped, year extension of tax
Black unemployment cuts to the wealthiest
hovered at 16 percent. Americans and a
And among Black reduction in estate
youth, the numbers taxes. However, they
were scarier. were not as successful

Goodbye, Lady T
in stopping a financial
WASHINGTON HITS reform package
AND MISSES that includes new
For President regulations on Wall
Obama and the Street, credit card
Democrats, 2010 was
a year of hard-fought
reforms and a new
AP Photo Consumer-Financial
See more tributes on A2.
victories. Chief among Unemployment remained the marquee issue for African Americans in 2010. Continued on A5

District Sees a Year of Change Census Results Reveal

By Dorothy Rowley can be downright confusing and even comical, as evidenced by Blacks Leaving Large Cities
some of the goings-on that played out in the local headlines this
AFRO Staff Writer
year. Flight could dilute and shift Black
The District of Columbia is a town known for being front It all began in January, just as President Barack Obama was political power
and center when it comes to a good front page story. And to rounding out his first year at the helm. The city was still trying
outsiders not accustomed to what it’s really like to live and to figure out how to deal with a slate of issues carried over By Dorothy Rowley
work in the nation’s capital, things in this cosmopolitan enclave Continued on A8 AFRO Staff Writer

Black residents are increasingly departing large U.S. cities,

a shift that could affect African-American political power
according to data from the first results of the U.S. Census
Bureau’s population census.
The population of the nation’s capital now exceeds 600,000
residents, 53 percent of whom are African American, and there
has been a gain of nearly 30,000 new Washingtonians since
Hear the AFRO on The Daily a decade ago. But, according to Census Bureau data released
Drum, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 and cited by The Washington Post, much of the
increase is due to an ongoing influx of Hispanics and Whites
moving into the city—a change brought on by a gentrification
process that has forced many African Americans out of city
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According to the Post, Blacks in the District face the

prospect of being a population minority in the city by the time
of the next census in 2020.
Implications are similar in Maryland. The population grew
by almost 480,000
residents, yet the
Black population
“...Blacks appear to be remained at 29
percent. Whites
Former City Council Chairman Vincent Gray convincingly defeated his opponents in this
AFRO File Photo
returning to family roots in make up only
57 percent of
year’s election, one of the more exciting races in the city’s history. the South.” Maryland’s
residents—a 5

Workforce Development Report percent decrease

from the last census. That leaves Hispanics, who account for

Offers Unemployment Solutions

only 7 percent of the state’s population but fueled 40 percent of
the state’s growth since 2000, according to Census data.
Audrey Singer, senior fellow for the non-profit public policy
By Dorothy Rowley presented the “Special Report be focused on getting our Brookings Institution, said Maryland’s population increase
AFRO Staff Writer on the State of the District’s residents back to work with might have to do with a “fairly stable economy in the state,
13 Workforce Programs,” jobs that not only allow them buoyed by the capital region and also the draw of suburban
At-large Councilmember various snags in the city’s to become self-sufficient counties around Washington and Baltimore, most notably
Michael Brown, chairman of employment infrastructure but [which] will also lead Prince George’s, but also Montgomery and Howard.”
the Committee on Housing have persisted for years. to a strong recovery for our In New York, the number of Blacks leaving the city
and Workforce Development, However, “in today’s economy.” has exceeded the departure of Whites since 2000, and as a
7 47105 21847 2 has provided a report to his economy, job training and Brown said that much of result, that city has now suffered an overall decline in Black
Council peers that details job placement must be key the information and analysis population for the first time in history, according to GBM
system-wide problems related priorities for the District,” contained in the 66-page News.
to the District’s high rate of said Brown in a statement report was provided through The Post also reported that, according to census data, Los
unemployment. that accompanied the report’s the Council’s “aggressive” Angeles has seen its Black population shrink from around 18
According to Brown, who Dec. 20 release. “We must percent in 1970 to 9.9 percent four years ago.
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A2 The Afro-American , January 1, 2011 - January 7, 2011

Thanks for the Memories

By AFRO Staff became a Fortune 500 company and grossed nearly $30 in 1937 and served in a variety of positions until he retired
million in the ‘80s, a record-breaking number for Black-owned in November 1986, after 49 years of service. He started as
From entertainers to business moguls and models, the world businesses at the time. the office manager of the Washington AFRO, took over as
lost a number of standout figures in 2010. News of their deaths president in 1961 and became chief executive officer in 1967.
sent shockwaves throughout the public, as fans mourned their Eunice W. Johnson, 93 He was at the helm as president and/or chairman of the board
losses. Here, the AFRO remembers some of the nation’s most Eunice W. Johnson, creator of the Ebony Fashion Fair for 25 years.
recognized faces and the tour, died Jan. 3 at her Chicago home. She was one of the first
memories they inspired. entrepreneurs to create and market cosmetics for women of Gary Coleman, 42
color. She married John H. Johnson, founder of the EBONY and Former “Diff’rent Strokes” star Gary Coleman died May
Dorothy Height, Jet empire, and 28 after suffering an intracranial hemorrhage. Known for his
98 was responsible “What’chu talkin’ ‘bout Willis” catch phrase, Coleman was
Thousands for naming the hospitalized May 26 after injuring his head in a fall at his home
poured into the popular EBONY near Salt Lake City.
Washington brand. Born in Zion, Ill., Coleman was recognized as one of
National Cathedral entertainment’s brightest stars during his childhood appearance
on April 29 to on “Diff’rent Strokes.” Despite his promising
honor Dorothy career, Coleman struggled to gain notoriety after
Height’s legacy as the show ended and faced a number of health
a pioneering civil complications stemming from an autoimmune
rights leader and Albertina Walker kidney disease.
educator. Height
served as a past AP Photo Walter Hawkins, 61
president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Walter Hawkins’
was president emerita of the National Council of career spanned more
Negro Women, which she led for 40 years. At her Dorothy Height than 30 years and he
funeral, President Barack Obama wept openly and AP Photo John H. Murphy released more than 14
said, “Dr. Dorothy Height deserves a place in this pantheon. AFRO File Photo albums since 1975 as
She, too, deserves a place in our history books. She, too, a solo artist and with
deserves a place of honor in America’s memory.” Albertina Walker, 81 his family ensemble.
Often dubbed the “Queen of Gospel,” In July, after battling
Vonetta McGee, 65 vocalist Albertina Walker, who spent six pancreatic cancer,
Vonetta McGee, a leading actress in popular 1970s films decades inspiring future gospel artists Vonetta McGee Hawkins died.
Blacula and Shaft died at a hospital in Berkeley, Calif., on July and inspiring legions of fans with songs Some of the
9 after suffering a heart attack and spending two days on life like “Please Be Patient with Me,” “Lord Courtesy Photo Raymond Haysbert singer’s most
support. Keep Me Day By Day” and “Walk Around AFRO File Photo memorable songs
Heaven,” died Oct. 8. include “Thank You,”
Raymond Haysbert, 90 Walker was born in Chicago and began singing at the “Holy One” and “Going Up Yonder,” many which became
Raymond V. Haysbert Sr., the pioneering community West Point Baptist Church. Throughout her teen years popular Sunday selections in Black churches around the
leader and business giant behind Parks Sausage, died May 24 she performed with various groups and was influenced by country. The songs also helped Hawkins earn an induction into
at Baltimore’s Union Memorial Hospital of congestive heart celebrated gospel artist Mahalia Jackson, with whom she later the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and the Trailblazer Award from
failure, according to reports. Haysbert was born in Cincinnati, toured. Walker founded The Caravans and recorded over 60 publishing company BMI.
Ohio, amid abject poverty. After working for a coal company, albums. She was nominated for 10 Grammy Awards – winning In addition to his work as an artist, Hawkins was the pastor
he joined the Army Air Corps and was a fighter pilot with the one – and received three Stellar Awards for her gospel music and founder of the Love Center Church in his hometown
celebrated Tuskegee Airmen. By the early ‘50s, Haysbert was contributions. Oakland, Calif.
working as a business teacher in his home state. In 1952, he’d
settled in Baltimore to join the burgeoning Parks Sausage John H. Murphy, 94 Teena Marie, 54
company, a career move that would transform his social and John H. Murphy III, who was remembered as a steady On Dec. 26, music lovers learned that Teena Marie –
economic status. Seventeen years later the company went hand that guided the Afro-American Newspapers through popular for hits like “Square Biz” and “Lovergirl” had
public, and by the end of the decade, Haysbert was named the turbulent waters of civil rights history and a perilous suffered a grand mal seizure and died at 54. Born Mary
executive vice president. Under his leadership, Parks Sausage industry, died Oct.16. Murphy began his service to the AFRO Continued on A3


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Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body

A3 of January 1, 2011 - January 7, 2011, The Afro-American

On the Scandal Sheets

By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspi-
AFRO Staff Writer connection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed
Hudson’s mother and brother. the vehicle while walking his
Jennifer Hudson and other The white, 1994 Chevrolet dog. According to the Chicago
relatives positively identified Suburban with Illinois license Tribune, the boy had been shot
multiple times in the back seat
of the vehicle. The SUV, regis-
BY AFRO Staff Executive Jack Johnson and his wife tered to Hudson’s murdered
then-Councilwoman-elect Leslie brother, was towed with the
2010 saw its share of hot messes stemming from Johnson – on whom agents found boy’s body inside and is being
the perennial swamp of Congress to the pulpit. almost $80,000 hidden away processed by evidence techni-
Many were surprised when longtime in her bra – on charges cians and workers. The body
legislator Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., was of witness and evidence was later removed and taken to
charged with ethics violations, including a tampering in connection to the Cook County Medical
failure to pay taxes on vacation property—given a corruption investigation Examiner’s office.
a 40-year stint on Capitol Hill without the taint with tentacles in several Hudson and other family
of corruption. More were dismayed, however, government departments. members arrived at the Medical
by the punishment—censure—given an Topping the heap, Examiner’s office mid-after-
noon to identify the body. Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s ne
ethics committee’s findings that
Rangel’s misdeeds were not
Given the choice between look-
ing directly at the body or A spokesman for the office the mu
deliberate. told the newspaper that Hudson jail for
viewing it on a wall-mounted
Also caught in the ethics
dragnet was California Democrat Courtesy Photos
Maxine Waters, who strongly Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Darnell Donerson who
was killed, as well asCongresswoman her brother, Jason.
“She held hands with her family. It was obviously a AP Photos
denied the charges and who Maxine Waters, D-Calif.
Former Prince George’s County
has yet to receive the trial video screen, the family chose Jack
“remained strong for her fami-
being c
she requested, and Dallas the body of her 7-year-old however, was the imbroglio
plate X584859 was found on involving the latter. According to the ly” and was clearly its leader. murde
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice nephew Monday, just hours renowned Bishop Eddie
Chicago’s West Side after Long, leader Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, “She held hands with her fami- ing. Co
Johnson, who allegedly awarded after his body was found in a of the 25,000-plus
police receivedmembera 7 New
a.m. call that’s him.” ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he
thousands of dollars in college Birth Missionary Baptist Church was obviously a very emotional charge

ACORN Fights Back

scholarships to several family in Lithonia, Ga., who in September ! moment.” convic
The boy – the son of Julia sion of
members. was accused of sexual coercion and
Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He wa
Washington’s stench wafted abuse by four young men from his
been missing since Friday, 2006 a
over to nearby Maryland, where
several Black lawmakers were Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
church-affiliated youth academy.
Given Long’s outspokenness on
when a relative found Julian’s
grandmother, Darnell
for the
car hij
also caught in the crosshairs. On By Alan King homosexuality
and Dallas the allegations
Cowboys players No wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The
Congressman Charles Rangel,
Jan. 6 then-Baltimore Mayor AFRO Staff Writer wereTony incendiary.
Romo and And the flames
Terrell Owens, trying to distance him from the Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death throug
Sheila Dixon resigned as part of speculation
among the were namesfanned even
submitted to group, saying, “Barack Obama in his grandmother’s home in which
of a plea deal, one month after Presidential candidate John electionmore by Long’s failure Never Organized with ACORN.” the 7000 block of South Yale
her conviction for embezzlement. Longtime state McCain’s attack on ACORN – Hurd said to deny
thosethe charges,
workers, who But Obama’s ties to ACORN run Avenue.
legislator, Sen. Ulysses Currie was indicted Associated Community were doingsaying only, without
those things “I’m long and deep. He taught classes An Amber Alert – a desig-
on 18 charges of conspiracy with Shoppers Organization for Reform Now – ACORN’s knowledge not a perfect man,
or permis- for ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk missing
Food Warehouse in September. In October confirms the success of the sion, were fired.but this thing him for President. children – was issued Friday
prominent Baltimore City councilwoman, organization, the head of the “The evidenceI’m thatgon’
has sur- But now ACORN is in trouble. after Julian was discovered
Helen Holton pleaded no contest to campaign group says. faced so far showsfight.” they faked Reporter: There are at least missing after the murders.
finance violation charges, marking the final
“This is testimony to the work forms to get paid for work they 11 investigations across the Police arrested William
we’ve done and success we’ve didn’t do, not to stuff ballot country involving thousands of Balfour, the missing boy’s step-
chapter of the corruption investigation that boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the potentially fraudulent ACORN
had,” Maude Hurd, president of father and estranged husband
led to Dixon’s resignation. And in November, ACORN, said in an interview victim of fraud, not the perpetra- forms. of Julia, at his girlfriend’s
the nation looked on as FBI agents arrested Bishop Eddie Longwith the AFRO. tor of it. Announcer: Massive voter Southside apartment several
then-outgoing Prince George’s County “When this attack started, we Hurd said the only things 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 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

Thanks for the Memories

ers,” she said. “That’s just to say agrees. efforts. nothing to do with the slayings.
that someone’s running scared It concluded, “Neither Pressuring banks to issue risky Balfour remains a suspect in Jason
because of ACORN’s success.” ACORN nor its employees have loans. Nationwide voter fraud.
Continued from A2
McCain, who is running for been found guilty of, or even Barack Obama. Bad judgment.
president on the Republican tick- charged with, casting fraudulent Blind ambition. Too risky for
Christine Brockert in California, the “Ivory Queen of Soul” Warriors,
et, lashed out Philadelphia
at ACORN76ers in the and Miami votes.” Heat. He is the only America.
was recognized for her singing, songwriting, guitar and piano player in league
final debate against history
Barackto block more The shots than came
problem he scored.
about pri-
playing talents. She worked closely with mentor Rick James Bol directed
Obama, contending a number
the group of“is
marilyand eventsofthat
because the way Since McCain’s comments, SQUARE
and was nominated for four Grammy Awards throughout on the verge of maybe perpetrat- raised money ACORN foroperates.
his war-ravaged
Rather than ACORN’s 87 offices have been
her career. In 2009, ing one of the greatest fraudshomeland. in relyHeonfounded
volunteers, theit Ring True
pays peo- bombarded with threats and
Marie was featured voter history in this country,Foundation, whichofraised
ple, many them poorfundsor for
unem- racist mail.
on an episode maybe destroying the fabricSudanese of refugees.
ployed, to sign up new voters. The day after the presidential
of TV One’s democracy.” The idea was to help both those debate, vandals broke into the
“Unsung” series,, a non-partisan Lena Horne being registered and those doing organization’s Boston and Seattle
which chronicles Web site, found those claims to the registration.
Celebrated for her beauty and offices and stole computers.
be “exaggerated,” with “no evi- Maud explained, “We have a After a Cleveland representative BREAD
celebrity musicians talent, Lena Horne appeared in films
dence of any such democracy- zero tolerance policy for deliber- appeared on TV, an e-mail was
who, despite Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather
Horne fraud.”
ate falsification of registration.” sent to the local office saying she
their talents, Lena and began her career in entertainment
Hurd believes the McCain Most news account neglect to “is going to have her life ended.”
never reached the charges were politically AP Photo as a teenpoint
motivat- at theoutfamed Cotton isClub
that ACORN A worker Yourin Providence,
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ed.New York. Despite her talent, racism stifled Horne’s
required by law to turn in career The Afro-American
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superstardom. andShe hersaid,
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scenes were removedistration
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those fine Barack Obamaby
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Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892
African-American Margaret Burroughs, founder, DuSable Museum of African
ACORN is no stranger to points, preferring to air mislead- hung. He’s a (expletive
Washington Publisher deleted)Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II
community, the American
controversy.History in Chicago anding a celebrated
ads that seek artist, 93Obama
to link nigger, and he’s a piece of
Chairman of You
the guys
Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr.
United States and Ron Walters Marva Wright, singer, 62
For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting (expletive deleted). are
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222
the world as a AP Photo
Ron Banks,has fought
singer, 58for social his political support. fraudulent, and you need to go to
and economic justice for low- McCain: I’m John McCain hell. All theReceptionist
niggers on oak - Wanda
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consultant, teacher, Guru, rapper, 43
and moderate-income and I approve this message. They’re gonna get all hung hon-
writer, mentor and friend. His service came to a close Sept. Hank Jones, musician, 91 Announcer: Who is Barack
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship
eys, they’re going to Susan get assassi-
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10, when he lost a battle with cancer at Suburban Hospital in Ali-Ollie Woodson, 58
ber families organized into more Obama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna killed.”
Bethesda, Md. Garry
than 1,200Shider, musician,
neighborhood 56
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Another message Manager
said, “You- Robert Blount - 410-554-8246
Walters made his mark as a dedicated scholar, authoring and Marvinters in 110 Isley,
citiessinger, 56
nationwide, speed.” Vast ambition. After col- liberal Sr. Advertising
idiots. Dumb Account
(expletiveExecutive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235
co-authoring more than 10 books and hundreds of academic Solomon
ACORN has Burke,
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years70 seen lege, he moved to Chicago. deleted). Welfare bums. Advertising
You Account Executive
articles and commentaries. He was awarded the Ralph Bunche Shirley
its share Verrett,
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guys just (expletive deleted)
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living singer, 67
wages, healthcare for the Talbot, part of the Chicago every natural resource
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- John
former congressmen William Gray and Charles Diggs. He James Moody,and
underserved— musician,
while organ- 85 branch of ACORN. He was so and make a lot of babies. That’s
Community & Public Relations Manager
worked with a number of organizations and served as director Abbey Lincoln,
izing voter singer,
registration 80
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of public policy for the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s presidential MaLinda Sapp, preacher and school chancellor, 43
But none has been as withering train the ACORN staff. up the welfare and expect every- Editorial
campaigns. Harold
and baselessDow,asnews this one.correspondent, 62What did ACORN in Chicago one else to pay Executive for your hospital
Editor - Talibah Chikwendu
Betty With the presidential
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Editor Befo
Teddy Pendergrass, 59 Landover, Md., 76 Washington
ACORN’s detractors allege the of business. ACORN forced move. Just let Bureau Chief die.
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Noted for his soulful voice and sex symbol status, Teddy James Cheek, former Howard University president, 77 E-mail:
Fun learning opp
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Pendergrass rose to the height of fame during the ‘70s and Bernie Wilson, singer, 64 bills for them. I’m not gonna do Markets
counting and identif
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He began his music career as the lead singer for the group names, such as Mickey Mouse in today. hope you all die.”
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A4 The Afro-American , January 1, 2011 - January 7, 2011

Around the World in 365 Days

International news in 2010
By AFRO Staff still reside ban remains in effect for
in shelters, approximately half of the
The New Year had barely in temporary Gulf.
started when Haiti was tents and other BP has agreed to foot
hit with a 7.0-magnitude makeshift the entire cost for cleanup
earthquake, with an epicenter housing. effort and to pay all claims,
just 16 miles from the nation’s The spending, so far, over $3.2
capital of Port-au-Prince. The earthquake was billion. While there is
AP Photo
quake, reportedly the worst in not the only still much to be done, the
Haitian superstar Wyclef Jean was among the candidates
two centuries in the country, reason Haiti was underwater well was officially
vying for presidency of the embattled Caribbean nation.
impacted up to 3 million in the news this declared sealed by the U.S.
people, according to the Red year. This was government on Sept. 19.
Cross. an election year and firebomb attacks on police Many people are calling Freeing underground
The Haitian government for the country, stations in May. According for the big oil conglomerate resources led to another
reported that approximately and the process to reports, the attacks were BP to go on trial for the disaster this year, but one
230,000 people died, and over was postponed related to keeping Christopher catastrophe that propelled with a much happier ending.
a million were left homeless. because of the “Dudus” Coke out of the it into this year’s review. On Aug. 5 a cave-in at the
It also reported that 30,000 earthquake. hands of authorities who’d On April 20 the Deepwater San Esteban copper and gold
commercial buildings were no Along with finally agreed to extradite Horizon drilling rig exploded, mine, near Copiapo, Chile,
longer usable. senators and him to the United States as killing 11 workers, injuring 17 trapped 33 miners. The miners
The world wide response deputy seats to requested. others and starting what has were able to make their way
to the crisis was amazing, be selected, a Coke is wanted in the U.S. been described as the largest to an underground shelter
with a multitude of new president as the leader of the Shower oil spill in U.S. controlled – about 2,300 feet down –
organization and government AP photo was to be Posse, a group allegedly waters. The spill came from a where some supplies were
pledging money and other Public sentiment turned against BP after selected. reponsible for murdering sea floor gusher that released kept.
resources to rescue people and the summer oil spill that wreaked havoc Recording hundreds of people during an approximate average After 17 days, the miners
assist with rebuilding. This on the Gulf Coast. artist Wyclef cocaine wars in the 1980s. of 53,000 barrels daily for sent a note out to the surface
Jean made the Coke, 42, took over the gang 87 days. Until the well attached to a probe sent in
news with a around 1991, after the death was capped on July 15, an by rescue crews. At the time
bid to get on the ballot as a of his father and older brother. estimated 206 million gallons rescuers said they would
candidate for president, but The United States first of oil was released into the be able to send in food and
failed because he did not meet request for Coke’s extradition Gulf of Mexico. supplies, but that it would
the qualifications. But by the was pushed aside by the The impact of this oil spill, take months – because of the
time the rescheduled elections Jamaician govenment in 2009. which easily surpassed the instability of the mine and the
took place on Nov. 28, no But in May it issued a warrant volume of the Exxon Valdez depth of the trapped men – to
clear winner for president for Coke’s arrest. Reportedly spill in 1989, continues. Oil get them out.
emerged from the field of 18 70 people – civilians and from the spill made it to the After 66 days, the longest
candidates for the office and police – were killed before 125 miles of Louisiana coast miners are known to have
the result kicked off unrest Coke, who’d been barricaded and was found on Alabama, survived being trapped,
in the country. The runoff in the Tivoli Gardens, was Florida and Mississippi the workers, one at a time,
election is scheduled for apprehended at a checkpoint barrier islands. A fisheries emerged Oct. 12 from the
mid-January 2011 between on June 22. He appeared disaster for Alabama, 28-inch diameter hole that
Photo Courtesy American Red Cross Mirlande Manigat, a former in a U.S. Court on June 25, Louisiana and Mississippi had been drilled and secured
Rubble remains one of the biggest obstacles in rebuilding first lady of Haiti, and Jude entering a plea of not guilty was declared by the federal for their rescue as the world
Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake that destroyed Célestin, candidate from the and is awaiting trial. government and a fishing joyously looked on.
much of the capital. current governing party.
Jamaica was plunged
not been delivered. into civil unrest and the Workforce oversight as well as research and meetings with a wide range of
has not turned into a reality Almost a year later, the government declared a state community stakeholders. He added that the report, which has full Council
Continued from A1
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1 of emergency in two parishes support, also offers comprehensive solutions to be considered by local
pledges resources have still by the devastating earthquake in Kingston after shootings officials in addressing unemployment.
While the report goes on to highlight inefficiencies within District agencies that oversee
workforce programs it also provides solutions for decreasing unemployment.
According to the October 2010 Economic Indicators report, more than 718,000 jobs exist
An Important Message from Medicare within the city’s parameters. But the report points out that although roughly 331,000 people
comprise the District’s labor force, more than 70 percent of its jobs are held by non-D.C.
residents. As a result, the city’s unemployment rate, which has hovered around 10 percent over
Open Enrollment is November 15th to December 31st. the past year, cannot be solely attributed to a shortage of jobs, according to the report.
In offering solutions for decreasing joblessness among D.C. residents—which has

disproportionately impacted people living in wards 7 and 8 at the rates of 17 percent and 28
percent respectively—the report recommends that the District strengthen its adult education
and job placement programs and its workforce development initiatives. “In order to make great

What’s New
strides in our city’s workforce programs, we must begin to actively engage our Workforce
Investment Council (WIC), give more attention to our One Stop Career Centers, and re-structure
our Youth Workforce Development programs,” Brown said.
The report further recommends reorganizing or enforcing the governance structure associated
with the WIC to eliminate conflicts of interests in its reports to the Department of Employment

with Medicare
Services, and fully staffing the initiative with its own full-time, permanent staff.

Census large part of the population lowest in seven decades.

Continued from A1 in several of the states that But not to worry,
Though a growing number are losing representatives,” according to a spokesman
Even if you are perfectly happy with your Medicare Plan, of people are seeking out said Margaret Simms, a for the Washington, D.C.-
Open Enrollment is the time to compare what you have to warmer climates, census fellow at The Urban Institute based Population Reference
all the choices available for next year. Maybe you can save results show that Blacks in Washington. “But they Bureau. “We have a youthful
appear to be returning to are also a large part of the population that will create
money, get better coverage, or both. And don’t forget to family roots in the South or population in several states population momentum
check out all the new benefits coming soon from the new relocating to suburbs near the that will gain seats.” through a large number of
healthcare law. Most people with Medicare will get free cancer cities they are leaving. The results of this year’s births, relative to deaths,
The population shift could population count reveal that, for years to come,” bureau
screenings, wellness check-ups and a 50% discount on brand dilute Black political power, as of this past spring, the spokesman Mark Mather told
name prescription drugs if you enter the donut hole. which first grew from the United States is a nation of
concentration of Blacks in more than 308 million people. An updated, specific count
major urban jurisdictions, At the same time, America’s of the country’s African-
Visit us online to review your according to GBM News. once staggering population American population will not
plan at “African Americans are a growth also dipped to its be available until February,
when the Census Bureau will
release demographic data by
Call to get help from a trained states on a rolling basis so
Medicare representative or learn their governments can start
the local redistricting process,
where you can get help locally according to a Census
at 1-800-MEDICARE spokeswoman.
(TTY 1-877-486-2048). “The figures we released
on Dec. 21 were only state
and national population
Check your mail for numbers. We haven’t released
the 2011 Medicare & You any other information and it
won’t be released until next
handbook to review year,” said spokeswoman
available Medicare Malkia McLeod. “We don’t
plans. have numbers yet for any one
group specifically, we just
have an overall population
number. The rest of that
information will be rolling out
throughout next year.”

AFRO reporter Shernay

Williams contributed to this
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2010 Year in Review
Continued from A1

Protection Bureau that will be able to regulate mortgage and

credit-card products.
Additionally, despite GOP obstruction, Congress passed
bills that free up dollars to cover a discrimination lawsuit
settlement against the U.S. Department of Agriculture by Black
farmers, repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” military policy
against homosexuality, approve revision of the Strategic Arms
Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia and assure equal pay to
While the White House can claim success for these wins,
however, it committed a major faux pas when officials forced
USDA director Shirley Sherrod to resign based on video a
right-wing blogger edited to make her appear racist.
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
VERSUS—The Year’s Noted Showdowns President Obama can claim several legislative victories in
NAACP vs. Tea Party – The NAACP, too, got caught up 2010. But as hard as this year was, with new Republican
in the Sherrod imbroglio as an outgrowth of its war with the control in Congress, the next two years promise to be
tea party. In July, during its annual convention in Kansas City, harder.
Mo., the group adopted a resolution that called on the Tea Party AP Photo
Federation to dismiss bigoted elements from their organization. in 1991.”
Shirley Sherrod’s firing made headlines.
The resolution was based on what NAACP delegates felt was Glenn Beck…need we say more?
a “vitriolic” year of Tea Party demonstrations, during which recently announcing his plans to run for re-election in January.
participants used racial slurs and images. The move prompted 9/11 Survivors vs. Muslims – American Muslims came THE GLADIATORS
a blowback from conservatives such as Sarah Palin and Tea under fire after one group vied to build an Islamic cultural Superstar LeBron James broke the hearts of all Cleveland
center near Ground Zero. The move prompted heated debate at Cavaliers fans when he announced during an hour-long TV
a public hearing and at least one planned Koran burning. special he was leaving Cleveland to take his talents to South
Beach Miami, where fellow superstar Dwyane Wade and star
SERIOUSLY? forward Chris Bosh awaited. Several NBA legends, including
On Aug. 10, radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger went on an Charles Barkley, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson, criticized
“N-word” binge in response to a Black caller’s concerns about James’s decision. Now, the “King” and the Heat are out to
racial taunting. A week later, Schlessinger announced her plans silence critics, one game at a time.
to resign. Sarah Palin’s advice? “Don’t retreat… Reload.” Most boxing fanatics say it would have easily been the fight
In October, Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court of the decade, pitting the two most successful boxers at the
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, made similarly moment against each other. But the anticipated fight between
inexplicable comments. The Tea Party activist called Anita Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao never happened
because of a disagreement over blood testing. Both champion
boxers went on to fight other opponents early in 2010, but
negotiations continued with hopes of a later matchup. But with
Mayweather and his trainer, Roger Mayweather, both facing
domestic violence charges, chances of the fight happening
AP Photo
anytime soon are slim to none.
The Miami Heat’s power trio, LeBron Led by a number of key Black players, the U.S. Soccer
James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh Team journeyed to South Africa this summer, hoping to
capture the top spot in the FIFA World Cup, which made its
Party Express member Mark Williams, the latter of first appearance on the African continent. In the end, Ghana
whom was expelled from the Federation. eliminated the United States from World Cup contention, just
Sharpton vs. Glenn Beck – Similarly, civil as it did during the 2006 tournament.
rights activists—including the National Urban The most exciting, and perhaps equally surprising story
League, which celebrated its centennial in 2010— in the NFL this year revolved around the outstanding play of
decried an Aug. 28 rally led by conservative Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. Just a couple
activists in the nation’s capital on the anniversary years removed from his release from federal prison, Vick set
and at the same site of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther the league on fire with his unmatched talent, becoming a top
King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream’’ speech. candidate to win the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award.
Civil rights leaders countered the event and held
a 3-mile-plus march from Dunbar High School
to the site of the planned King Memorial near the
Tidal Basin.
Republicans vs. Democrats – Riding on
the wave of the Tea Party momentum, the GOP AFRO File Photo
roundly trounced the Democrats in this year’s mid- Health care reform was vigorously debated in the halls of Congress
term elections, gaining 63 new representatives to and in town halls across America.
take control of the House and 13 new senators.
And across the nation, the party gained 690 new
state legislators and several governors. Hill—19 years after Hill accused her former boss Clarence
Michael Steele vs. the GOP – Despite those gains, GOP Thomas of making sexual comments—and left a message
insiders have been calling for Republican leader Michael demanding an apology for the allegations. Hill, now teaching
Steele’s ouster from the helm of the Republican National law at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, said she initially
Committee among allegations of financial mismanagement and thought the call was a prank. When Mrs. Thomas confirmed
frequent verbal gaffes over the past two years. But, as he has that she has sent the message, however, Hill told ABC News, “I
done throughout his tenure, Steele struck back at his critics, have no intention of apologizing, and I stand by my testimony
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Community Calendar a Kwanzaa hands-on

workshop that includes
making instruments and
Hyatt Regency Crystal
City, 2799 Jefferson Davis
Rescheduled Event infused celebration will high school seniors that have dancing. The workshop Highway, Arlington, Va.
Umoja on U Kwanzaa honor eight leaders in the at least a 3.0 GPA and an will feature a special 8 p.m. Join the Positive
Celebration D.C. community. $10-$20. interest in media, business, Kwanzaa Art and Music performance in celebration of Black Men Coalition for
The Lincoln Theater, For more information: www. computer science, engineering Workshop the fifth Kwanzaa principle, their New Years Eve Gala
1215 U St., N.W. D.C. 6 or technology to apply for The Smithsonian Nia (purpose). For more featuring three ballrooms
p.m. The first annual Umoja paid internships in the D.C. Anacostia Community information: 202-633-4820 of entertainment, food and
on U Kwanzaa Celebration Dec. 30 region as well as many other Museum, 1901 Fort Place, champagne. Jazz/R&B artist
has been rescheduled to Feb. Paid Internships major cities around the S.E. D.C. 10:30 a.m. The Dec. 31 Roy Ayers is set to perform.
20, during Black History The Emma Bowen country. Deadline is Jan. 14. African Heritage Dancers Positive Black Men For more information and to
Month. This performance- Foundation is looking for For more information: www. and Drummers will conduct Coalition New Years Eve purchase tickets, visit: www.

Inner Caucus New Year’s
Eve Gala
L’Enfant Plaza Hotel,
480 L’Enfant Plaza, S.W.
D.C. 8:30 p.m.-3 a.m.
This celebration will
feature five unique rooms,

a complimentary buffet,
champagne and more. $65.
For more information: 202-

New Year’s Eve at K Street

K Street Lounge, 1301 K
St., N.W. D.C. 9 p.m. K Street
Lounge hosts this New Year’s
event featuring four hours
of a premium open bar. $89.
For more information: www.

New Year’s Eve at Eatonville

Eatonville Restaurant,
2121 14th St., N.W. D.C.
6:30 p.m. Eatonville’s new
executive chef, Garret
Fleming is preparing a special
prix fix four-course chef’s
special dinner in celebration

of the new year. $59. For
more information: www.
acy’s wishes you a joyous
Jan. 1
celebration of creativity, family Seductive Saturdays
Tuckers Restaurant and
togetherness and prosperity . Lounge, 9205 Marlboro Pike,
Upper Marlboro, Md. 9 p.m.-
3 a.m. Experience this grown
and sexy event with soothing
sounds from the Mental
Attraction Band. $10-$15. For
more information: 240-398-

Jan. 4
Hand Dance Classes
The House Chang
Restaurant & Lounge,

9400 Livingston Road, Ft.
Washington, Md. 6-8 p.m.
Learn how to hand dance, do
the DC Bop and some of the
latest line dances. $10 per

class. For more information:

Jan. 5
‘We Shall Overcome: The

Song that Moved a Nation’
The Smithsonian
Anacostia Community
Museum, 1901 Fort Place,
S.E. D.C. 10:30 a.m. View

the film, We Shall Overcome
that traces the origins of the
1960s Civil Rights Movement
through song. For more

information: 202-633-4820.

Jan. 9
Rhythm Cafe: The Long
Awaited Return Home

The Smithsonian
Anacostia Community
Museum, 1901 Fort Place,
S.E. D.C. 2-4 p.m. Listen
to the final installment
of a three-part story that
offers traditional African
dancing and music. For more
information: 202-633-4820.

Jan. 10
Intro to Jazz Singing
The Mansion at
Strathmore-Shapiro Music
Room, 10701 Rockville
Pike, North Bethesda, Md.
7:30-9:30 p.m. Jazz singer
Jessica Boykin-Settles will
instruct this class introducing
participants to the basics
of jazz rhythm, harmony
and improvisation. $275
for six sessions. For more
information: 301-581-5100.

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January 1, 2011 - January 7, 2011 The Afro-American A7

Opinion Leading Actresses Look beyond the Rainbow at Life’s

Harshest Realities

Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls brought to life a plethora of

‘AFRO’ Journalists Reflect on

women’s issues too large for one news article – racism, sexism,
sexual abuse, poverty, homosexuality – and the list goes on. Watching
the film during a press screening, I wondered how I’d review a

Favorite, Most Impactful

larger-than-life film replete with a bevy of A-list actresses who
delivered strikingly realistic performances. It proved a challenge,
but writing about a film which showed Black women at their best,

Stories of 2010
worst and every nuance in between was refreshing, particularly in
an entertainment realm filled with one-dimensional characters and
reality show drama queens.
While I didn’t think For Colored Girls was a perfect adaptation
of Ntozake Shange’s 1970s literary gem, the 2010 release highlights
some of the obstacles “colored girls” and all women face.
Black Farmers Receive Long-Awaited Justice
Kristin Gray is the AFRO’s managing editor.
“At last,” read the title of the AFRO story on Congress’
approval of legislation that would release the funds for a settlement O’Malley Election Rally
owed to the nation’s Black farmers. The two words were a sigh
of relief from an embattled people in whom lay a tightly coiled My favorite story of the year was the Gov. Martin
mixture of emotions—angst, disillusionment, anger, sadness, O’Malley-Sen. Barbara Mikulski rally at Bowie State
fatigue—after decades without justice. University that was attended by President Obama. It wasn’t
Justice, for Black Americans, is often a fickle reality. And for my favorite because Obama spoke. It was my favorite
African-American farmers awaiting reparation from the settlement because it symbolized the power that African Americans,
particularly those living in this region, wield politically and
of a lawsuit alleging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s economically.
discrimination against Black agrarians, it proved particularly Often times criticism is thrown around by and at Black
capricious. But, in the end, right prevailed. The victory was a people for lack of action, and that’s why that rally was
bittersweet one—many Black farmers had died before seeing a strategically planned at Bowie State. There was no way
resolution to their cases—but a triumph it was just the same. either Mikulski or O’Malley were going to be re-elected
It’s nice to see the little guys win. without the voters in Prince George’s going to bat for them
at the polls. Country residents did, and both candidates were
celebrating on election night.
Zenitha Prince is the AFRO’s Washington Bureau Chief. Now, while time will tell whether those were the right choices for Maryland, it does show what a
motivated and unified population can achieve. There is no doubt that there are some flaws in Prince
Fenty Messed Up George’s County. However, if focused correctly, there’s enough political and financial capital in the
county to affect the kind of change residents want to see.
There are people around the region and around the country that love to beat Prince George’s while
The most impactful story for me was the work I did on the mayoral
it’s down - sometimes giving country residents low self-esteem about the place they live.
race and more specifically, Mayor Adrian Fenty’s fall from grace. Fenty, However, just think about what residents have been able to do when united and motivated to make
who was overwhelmingly voted into office four years ago by the city’s projects happen. Prince George’s County residents wanted the Boulevard and it was built. Prince
Black constituency, proved his leadership ability with mandates that George’s County residents wanted an upscale grocer and it got Wegman’s. Prince George’s County
decreased crime and improved neighborhoods. Seen as a much-needed residents wanted a tourist attraction and it got National Harbor. Prince George’s County wanted
lightning rod for change, the District’s youngest mayor was a force to be O’Malley and Mikulski for another term and that’s what it got. That’s why the first jurisdiction in the
reckoned with and was credited for bringing in the right person to turn state O’Malley thanked in his victory speech was Prince George’s.
around the long-troubled public school system.
But then the public began to get glimpses of Fenty’s personality: George Barnette is the AFRO’s Prince George’s County staff writer.
He would blow off the people who needed his ear the most in favor
of hobnobbing with high-powered developers, the well-to-do White Who Could Forget How Forest Park Took Over Canton?
establishment and the like. In other words, Fenty became inaccessible
to the working class, largely East-of-the-River set, and that was his One of the most intriguing stories I had a chance to cover in 2010 revolved
downfall. around the Forest Park Black Hawks, a little league football club based in West
The City Paper was on target in its assessment this past summer the Baltimore. The Black Hawks invited me to tag along with them as they took
mayor’s race had boiled down to a referendum on Fenty’s personality. In addition to what many have three bus loads of youths to Canton, Ohio, to visit the legendary Professional
described as an abrasive nature, Fenty also lacked the transparency needed to be a likeable government Football Hall of Fame Museum back in August. It was a first time visit
official. to Canton for everyone involved, including myself, which is enough to make
On the other hand, I found that Gray was more of what voters wanted and needed. He was accessible, the trip one of the most memorable experiences of my lifetime.
But that’s not the only thing I will forever remember about Forest Park’s
inclusive, approachable and most importantly, adept at showing he had the people’s best interests at heart. trip to Canton. Besides visiting the Hall of Fame Museum, the Black Hawks
I learned through my work on this article that D.C. residents place a lot of stake in the people they administrative staff also invited three other youth football clubs from Illinois
chose to lead them. However, if they feel they’ve been blindsided by empty promises, blank stares and out to Canton for what they called the first annual Youth Football Hall of
blatant put offs, they will react in kind. Fame Jamboree. The Garfield Gators, Naperville Patriots and Columbus Day
Stars joined Forest Park as they played 10 football games in a Maryland
Dorothy Rowley is the AFRO’s senior Washington staff writer. vs. Illinois faceoff that lasted from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Aug. 22. Each
game was played at Fawcett Stadium, home of the annual Pro Football Hall of
Fame game.
Church Protests Nearby Liquor Store Inviting clubs like the Garfield Gators ended up being more of a blessing
than most expected. The Chicago-based organization was having trouble
What an exciting year! I enjoyed covering almost every news story, but my favorite was a funding the trip and faced the possibility of not being able to go at all. But after
church’s protest of a liquor store opening in their rental complex. I loved the rush and investigative- The Chicago Tribune wrote an article on their invitation to Forest Park’s first
like quality of this story. My editor learned of the protest on a Monday afternoon. Discovering a news annual Youth Football HOF Jamboree, Garfield received thousands of dollars in
story on a Monday can be rather hectic since our deadline is the following day, so in a mad dash, I “It was a blessing in disguise that this event was able to help Garfield out,”
completed my other stories so I could begin this one. I missed the actual picketing, but I was able to said Forest Park Vice President Curtis Covington. “But that’s what we do this
get in contact with the church’s head pastor. He chronicled the situation—the church moved to this stuff for. It’s all for the kids. They’re going have these memories for a lifetime.”
new location February 2010; by spring, congregants noticed construction in the storefront below them Curtis is right. They’ll definitely remember such a rare experience for the
and by summer, they learned the production was for a liquor store. It is actually illegal for a liquor rest of their lives, and so will I.
store to be within 300 feet of a church. The pastor said he discussed the uncomfortable arrangement Perry Green is the AFRO sports editor.
with the liquor board, zoning board and city council members but didn’t receive appropriate
responses. So, he resorted to protesting. The church had staged a similar rally the previous week and
The Decision
was protesting a third time when my story went to press. I spoke with the chairman of both boards
and the liquor store manager. After some digging, I was able to contact the property owner, too. He told me in an interview that he had Time flies and 2010 did just that. The year went
not acted illegally and he thought the church wouldn’t mind the liquor store because some congregations serve wine. My review of the by in a breeze but not without leaving some heavy-
information showed the property owner may have taken advantage of some timing issues to fill the space in his building, despite how hitting stories that shifted the calendar year. It’s rare
it might negatively impact both his tenants. This was my first, quick taste of investigative reporting. The new style paired with the that a sports story can transition into a mainstream
short turnaround time, made this one of my most exhilarating stories. news chronicle, but LeBron James’ decision to leave
the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat
accomplished the feat. James, arguably the most
Shernay Williams is the AFRO’s Baltimore bureau reporter. She joined the staff in October 2010. popular sports figure of his generation, captivated
millions during his tenure with Cleveland. With
unparalleled athleticism and basketball skills for a man in his early 20s,
A Story 100 Years in the Making James rose to cult status as the new face of the NBA. So his decision to
leave Cleveland not only singlehandedly transformed the Association but
left a wake of questions, regrets and shock among James’ followers.
The past year has been my first at the AFRO and I can definitely say that there were I debated for most of the summer with AFRO Sports Editor Perry
multiple stories that I enjoyed writing. But the one story that stands out among my other Green on what James’ next step would be: staying in Cleveland or bolting
favorites has to be the article about Elmer Harris, a Washington, D.C., native who turned for a championship chance. But when James announced his decision
100 in July. When the story was given to me, I initially considered it a typical (humdrum) to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, it was something neither of us
assignment. But, after it was published, it immediately became an article of which I was could’ve foretold. You have James, maybe the most talented player in the
NBA, teaming up with two other players that could easily rank in the top
particularly fond. 10 of best in the league, maybe top three when you consider Wade. The
Prior to my interview with Harris, I had specific questions that I wanted to ask him, but move was bold—All-Stars in the prime of their careers just don’t elect to
he would later show me that they weren’t necessary. After my first question, he went off willingly join forces. But the move was also something that left several
into a full blown story of his 100 years. While I could have promptly ended the spiel with sports pundits drooling over the prospect of what the new NBA was about
my next question, I decided to listen as each sentence became increasingly interesting. to become: A league where it’s now mandatory that teams possess two to
Harris grew up in Washington, D.C. and it was no secret that during a good portion three superstars just to compete.
As a sports journalist, James’ decision was one you live for. Something
of his life, racism was rampant. He spoke about some of his experiences as a kid, as well
you daydream about when playing video games or conducting a fantasy
as those he had as an adult. But what made the experience remarkable was that this was a basketball draft. The closest I’ve come to seeing two top-five talents on one
firsthand account about Black life in the early 20th century and it amazed me how, at his team was Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal in the early 2000s but Wade
age, he could recall certain facets of his lifetime in great detail. and James have a chance to rewrite the history books if everything goes as
Anyone who knows me well is aware that I am very interested in stories from the past and Harris’ stories were really fascinating. planned. James’ move to Miami was by far the biggest sports story of 2010,
Additionally, he left me with some encouraging words; he urged me to work hard in whatever I do in life and reassured me that I had a and maybe even deserves a nod for one of the major news stories in 2010
bright future ahead. After four months, the article still sits on my desk today as a reminder of the experience and his words of wisdom. as well.

Stephen D. Riley is an AFRO sports writer.

Gregory Dale is the editorial department’s assistant and a staff writer.

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region in early February, bringing
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The Golden Scissors Awards, a highly fashions, fantastical hairstyles and

anticipated fashion staple in the style gurus. The 19th annual event, Mayor-elect Vincent Gray presents
a proclamation to Glynn Jackson
District, took place recently at the themed “Hair Gaga…Taking Beauty
for promoting the Black hair care
Walter E. Washington to the Xtreme,” was hosted by Glynn industry.
Convention Center amid Jackson Productions and Glynn
a whirlwind of colorful Jackson the Agency and attracted
hundreds of hairstylists from around
the world. Among the attendees was
Washington, D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent
Gray, actor/choreographer Darren Glynn Jackson,
CEO of Glynn
Henson and radio personalities
Jackson, The
Guy Lambert and Anji Corley. Agency and
sponsor of
Jackson presents the Golden
winner’s trophy Scissors
to Christopher Awards,
Fountain of speaks to the
Bridgeport, Conn., media.
for his colorful
creation. Lachers
Jeannie Jones, WKYS FM radio Reese models the
personality, and actor/fitness guru outfit.
Darrin Henson of Get Fit & Stay Fit.

Washington AFRO
General Manager Edgar
Brookins and WPGC
radio personality Guy

The Miami Connection – Miranda

Jakelin, Miami regional coordinator
for Glynn Jackson, The Agency Models take the stage.
Fashion models promenade a diverse
showcase of styles

Models prepare
Maryland Del. Herman Taylor (at podium) presents a proclamation to Glynn Jackson to storm the
as Barbara “Lefty” McBride, Atranett Waters, Naman Mitchell and Yvette Hill look on. runway.

Photos by Danita Delaney

Ivy Vine Charities, the charitable foundation of Theta debutantes’ intelligence, charm, accomplishments and grand promenade and waltz with their
Omega Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, unique personalities. More than 500 family members, handsome escorts. The master of ceremonies
Silver Spring, Md., hosted its biennial debutante cotillion friends and guests attended the debutantes’ formal for the evening was Mike Burke, WHUR radio
where 16 young ladies were presented to society at presentation. The crowd witnessed the crowning of personality.
The debutantes and their escorts Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md. Catrina Johnson as Miss Cotillion, Jalyn Sanders as The debutante season formally commenced
perform a dance routine This season’s theme, “Pink Petals of Sophistication: first runner-up and Alecia Gibbs as second runner-up in April with the “Mother & Daughter Tea.”
Polished Poised Prepared,” served as the focus of and Miss Congeniality through the votes of her fellow Cultural activities included a tour of the
seven months of activities designed to highlight the debutantes. The evening showcased the debutantes’ Kennedy Center, a performance of Thurgood
and William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
at the Shakespeare Theatre Company.
The prospective debutantes and escorts
also participated in a community service
activity by collecting school supplies for
disadvantaged students. Miss Cotillion 2010
Susan Peevy, left, Brenda Dancil-Jones, Frances Brock, Beverly Brooks Desirea L. Hughes and Virginia Boateng Catrina Johnson is
Anderson, Desirea Hughes, 2010 Cotillion co-chair; Valerie Evans-Harrell, served as the co-chairwomen. Donna escorted by her father,
president , Theta Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Chatman Owens is the president of Ivy Vine Dr. Alfred Johnson.
Donna Chatman Owens, president, Ivy Vine Charities; Geraldine Jackson, Charities and Valerie Evans-Harrell is the
Jalyn Sander, first runner-up; Miss Cotillion Virginia Boateng, 2010 Cotillion Co-Chair, Alean Miller, treasurer, Tyra Dent president of Theta Omega Omega Chapter.
2010 Catrina Johnson and Alecia Gibbs, Miss Smith and Kimberly Niono.
Congeniality and second runner-up

Donna Chatman Owens, left, president of Ivy Vine

Charities; Miss Cotillion 2010 Catrina Johnson,
Sherri Cox, finance committee chairwoman and 2010 Debutantes - front row: LaKellia Butler, Heather Phillips, Nia Young, Asha Shannon, Alecia Gibbs and
Miss Cotillion 2006 Stephanie Shante Eubanks Katerra Jones, Lauren Parker. Back row: Alyssa Gill, Remington Thames, Siani Spears, Joy Marie McIntyre,
Jalyn Sanders, Amina Shannon, Catrina Johnson, Krystan Norris and Brea Govan

2010 Escorts - front row: Heber De Deus, left, Charles Wesley Cephas
III, Leonard Long III, Shaka Owens, Miles David Moore, Stephen White,
Darien Pusey, Matthew Price. Back row: Jonathan Middlebrooks, left,
Richard Tyaba, Waymon Jones Jr., Darrye Bennett, Jamal Donte Childs,
Ellis Parker Jr., Grayson Shepard and Malik Partman

Virginia Boateng, 2010 cotillion co-chairwoman; Desirea Hughes, 2010

cotillion co-chairwoman; Jalyn Sanders, first runner- up; Miss Cotillion 2010
Catrina Johnson; Alecia Gibbs, second runner-up and Miss Congeniality;
Donna Chatman Owens, president of Ivy Vine Charities and Valeria Evans-
Harrell, president of Theta Omega Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha
The 2010 debutantes and their fathers
Photos by Donovan Marks
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Blacktrospective 2010: Annual Assessment of the Best (and Worst) in Black Cinema on

Entertainment’s Best (and Worst) Moments of 2010

By AFRO Staff match Minaj’s over-the-top colorful wigs and tongue-twisting in scandal this year after an alleged affair with a married man,
rhymes, the sometimes outrageous cast of Bravo’s “Real suicide attempt and several court dates. The negative attention
Housewives of Atlanta” comes close. The six women have threatened to overshadow the release of her album Back to Me
2010’s top winners used the show to secure book and record deals; appearances in August. Likewise, Baltimore native Mario’s spat with his
Black celebrities ruled the entertainment world this year on popular talk shows, clothing lines and more. Perhaps the mom, a recovering drug addict, landed him in jail with a mug
with their big wins, controversies and blunders. Some of 2010’s show’s standout star, NeNe Leakes, is having the greatest year, shot seen worldwide. Charges against him were ultimately
biggest winners were singers and rappers who’re turning their as she’s currently filming for “Celebrity Apprentice.” Rumors dropped, when she admitted to being intoxicated at the time.
careers into multi-million dollar empires. Beyoncé and Jay-Z have swirled that she and husband Gregg have split, but neither
have set the blueprint for entertainers-turned-business moguls has confirmed the chatter.
with their growing influence. In November, Jay-Z released Meanwhile, rapper Drake didn’t need rumors to make him a Better luck next year
his first book, Decoded, which household name. The 24-year-old Canadian rapper took the No. Some entertainers were down on their luck in 2010 after
debuted at No. 3 on the New York 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart with his first studio album, failed sitcoms and album flops. Others, like rappers DMX, Lil
Times Best Sellers List weeks Thank Me Later, and its hits “Find Your Love” and “Miss Me.” Wayne and T.I., struggled through the year because of drug-
later. Similarly, his flaxen-haired Despite rumors of a spat with mentor Lil’ Wayne, Drake has and gun-related arrests. In December, New York rapper DMX
wife made major moves on stage remained one of the most successful rappers of the year. was sentenced to a year in jail after violating his probation in
and with her first fragrance, Heat, Like Drake, Tyler Perry has been in the public eye this year Arizona. Weeks later, he was moved to the mental health ward
which hit stores in February. for all the right reasons. He was the force behind For Colored for an undisclosed reason, according to Arizona Department of
Riding high off the release of her Girls, a film adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Corrections records. In November, heavily tattooed rapper Lil
I Am… tour DVD, pregnancy Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. The Wayne returned to society after spending eight months at the
rumors ran rampant and – powerful cinematic gem brought Hollywood heavyweights like infamous Rikers Island prison for a 2009 gun charge.
although untrue – the publicity Phylicia Rashad, Kimberly Elise Neal and Thandie Newton And just when fans thought father and newlywed T.I. had
only heightened the power together for roles that inspired laughter, tears and every turned over a new leaf, he and wife Tiny were arrested in
couple’s fame. Forbes’ end-of- Courtesy Photos emotion in between. The film was well received and Perry’s September for drug possession. He is currently serving an
year earning roundup is calling the Texas-born starlet the top- pockets show it. According to Forbes “Rich List,” Perry came 11-month jail sentence. Other entertainers who landed in the
earning singer of 2010 with an estimated $87 million in profits. in third on the list of Hollywood’s 20 highest earning celebs slammer this year are Gucci Mane, Lloyd Banks, Kid Cudi,
Another powerhouse vocalist, of 2010, raking in $125 million. His longtime, aforementioned Wiz Khalifa, Ja Rule, Waka Flocka Flame and Lil Boosie.
Jennifer Hudson, had a stellar friend Oprah took the No. 1 spot and brought home an On a lighter note, Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw
year and stunned the world with a estimated $315 million this year. seemed to have promising roles as the lead stars on NBC’s spy
dramatic weight loss. Going from thriller “Undercovers.” Despite the show’s media hype and its
a size 18 to a svelte size 6, Hudson co-stars good looks, “Undercovers” bit the dust after only 13
lost none of the soul- stirring The controversy crew episodes.
vocals that made her a star on While many Black stars hit it big this year because of
“American Idol” and Dreamgirls. awesome album sales or new films, others created a whirlwind
The star also snagged a deal with of controversy in the process. Drama seemed to follow Kanye New unions and family additions
Weight Watchers and her new West into the year after his on-stage debacle with then –teen LaLa Vazquez and Carmelo Anthony – The former MTV
physique landed her on the covers singer Taylor Swift in 2009. Even in November of this year, VJ, 31, and the Denver Nuggets star, 26, wed July 10 in a
of InStyle, Canada’s Fashion, West was still discussing the incident and even bashed the lavish New York ceremony. They have one son, Kiyan, who is
Australia’s Who and People young singer again at a party, the Los Angeles Times reported. 3.
magazines. “Taylor never came to my defense in any interview ... and rode
Oprah Winfrey, like fellow it and rode it,” he reportedly told the crowd. “If I wasn’t drunk, T.I. and Tiny – Embattled rapper T.I., 30, wed his longtime
Chicagoan Hudson, is ending 2010
Jennifer Hudson
I woulda been on stage [when I interrupted Taylor] longer.” girlfriend Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, 35, in a three-city ceremony
on a high note with the debut of At the same event, West also lashed out at “Today” host in August. The newlyweds have two children together.
her own TV network, OWN. Formerly the Discovery Health Matt Lauer for an interview several weeks prior. After a tense
channel, OWN will feature a lineup directed by Winfrey and interview with the longtime journalist, West took to Twitter Keyshia Cole –
includes a much-hyped show featuring a new host. The OWN where he said, “I feel California native Keyshia
network marks the end of the 25-year run of “The Oprah very alone very used Cole, 29, welcomed her first
Winfrey Show.” very tortured.” son, Daniel, in March. She
Perhaps a media mogul in the making, Nicki Minaj – who Another is engaged to basketball star
said, “I love me some Oprah” in an interview with the New entertainer kept Daniel Gibson.
York Times – captured the hearts of the 25-and-under set in heads and magazine
2010. Her debut album, pages turning for Sandra Bullock– Keyshia Cole and son
Pink Friday, hit No.1 on different reasons. During a public split from
the Billboard rap charts and Singer Erykah her cheating husband,
spurred a highly publicized Badu stunned fans actress Sandra Bullock, 46, welcomed adopted son Louis
Erykah Badu Bardot into her life.
documentary, My Time and her fellow
Now, produced by MTV. Texans when she
Adding to the Trinidadian bared all at Dallas’ Dealey Square – the scene where President Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz – In what has been a
star’s fame was the sale of John F. Kennedy was assassinated – for her “Window Seat” whirlwind year, musical couple Alicia Keys, 29, and Swizz
a cotton candy pink lipstick video shoot in March. The video quickly went viral, making Beatz, 32, wed and had a son, Egypt Daoud, on Oct. 14.
accordingly dubbed Pink Badu and her voluptuous backside the topic of heated debates
Friday by popular cosmetics and a disorderly conduct charge from the city attorney’s office Paula Patton and Robin Thicke - Precious actress Paula
line MAC. and the Dallas Police Department. Patton, 35, and husband Robin Thicke, a 33-year-old R&B
Nicki Minaj and Drake singer, introduced the world to son Julian Fuego on April 6.
While few celebrities can North Carolina native Fantasia also found herself mired
Martin Lawrence and

The 10 Best Black Books of 2010 (Non-Fiction)

Shamicka Gibbs – Prince
George’s County native Martin
Lawrence, 45, wed longtime
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Memoir by Michele Norris The Immigrant Artist at Work Williams
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Challenging the Myth of 9. A Game Other Wes
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Burrell A Family Name, Two
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More Sports on

AFRO Sports Year in Review

Pro Sports— For caller behind two less proven familiar stars like Ray Lewis, West Virginia in the first round.
professional sports teams in passers, Rex Grossman and Ed Reed, Ray Rice and new Unfortunately for Morgan
the District, the offseason is Jonathan Beck. talent like Anquan Boldin State’s football team, the wins
usually more exciting than and T.J. Houshmandzadeh, came few and far between, as
in-season. Like they’ve done Washington Wizards Can’t Baltimore is projected as the Bears finished this season
in years past, the Wizards and Shake Funk a legitimate Super Bowl with a 4-7 record, their first
Redskins both made offseason The late June drafting of contender and could do a losing season in three years.
splashes over the summer but Kentucky University star lot of damage in January’s Bowie State’s basketball Dunbar Poets
crashed miserably once the point guard John Wall infused postseason play. team represented Prince AFRO Photo
games started to matter. the city with new life. With matching its mark from the past season. Behind head
new ownership and a new College Sports—It was previous season. coach DaLawn Parrish, Wise
Redskins End on Sour Note lead guard in town, Wizards yet another typical losing The 2010 Thanksgiving marched its way to a 12-1
Redskin Nation went fans had a reason to forget affair for Howard University’s Day Turkey Bowl record before bowing out in
gaga over the team’s April the previous campaign’s football team as they finished Washington, D.C. high its second straight state final
acquisition of former 26-56 record. A summer the 2010 season with a 1-10 school football championship game to Urbana 6-0. Despite
Philadelphia Eagles league filled with misleading record, their sixth straight didn’t arrive without the loss, Parrish has his
quarterback Donovan highlights continued to losing season. Despite losing, drama. An academic ruling team on the rise. The Upper
pump blood in the Howard linebacker Keith disqualified Ballou High Marlboro, Md. program has
veins of Wizards Pough was voted to the Mid- School and opened the door compiled a 24-4 record over
watchers, as Wall Eastern Athletic Conference for Dunbar, who Ballou beat the last two years, dominating
quickly impressed and first team on defense, while in the District of Columbia teams along the way and will
became the central teammates Sackie Kerkulah Interscholastic Athletic return star running back Uriah
figure in the team’s and Willie Carter were Association playoffs a week Bethea for his final season
turnaround attempt. selected to the all-conference earlier. In what attending next year.
Once the official second team. fans called poetic justice, But while Wise couldn’t
tipoff began, however, Meanwhile, Howard’s H.D. Woodson High School bring a title to their home
hope quickly basketball squad hired new claimed its third consecutive town, Baltimore’s Paul
dissipated. A 1-4 start head coach Kevin Nickelberry Courtesy title, blowing away Dunbar Lawrence Dunbar High
Kevin Nickelberry
to the season was to pull the struggling Bison Photo 44-12 and raising second School did, beating Havre de
just a sign of things team out of its multi-year thoughts on how Ballou Grace, 22-12, in the 1A state
to come. Injuries to losing funk. Unfortunately, George’s County well with would have fared had they not championship. Dunbar Poets
Wall kept the rookie the Bison saw team captain a 16-9 overall record, 14-6 been disqualified. stars DeonTay McMannus
in and out the lineup, Calvin Thompson and star in the Central Interscholastic When it came to Prince and Trevonne Garrett helped
Donovan McNabb and a December recruit Theodore Boyomo Athletic Association. The George’s County football, lead Dunbar to a 13-1 record
AP Photo
trade finally ended suffer season-ending injuries Bulldogs football squad Henry Wise High School and their fifth state title in six
the Gilbert Arenas before the season could even finished 6-4 in their season. was the name to know this years.
McNabb, but by the time era. Washington currently begin. Howard is currently
November rolled around it finds itself last in the NBA facing a 10-game losing High School Athletics—
was the usual sad story for
one of the league’s most
Southeast Division and may
struggle to match last season’s
streak to start the New Year.
But while the Bison
It was basketball business
as usual for the DeMatha AFRO’s 2011 Sports
storied franchises. McNabb futile record. struggles, Morgan State Stags. The Hyattsville, Md.
never found his groove with University’s basketball team Catholic school won its
Washington, battling offensive Baltimore Ravens currently holds a 4-5 overall second consecutive City Title
line and wide receiver woes Remained Winners in 2010 record so far this season. Game, upending Southeast By Stephen D. Riley
before battling his new head Meanwhile, further Junior star Kevin Thompson Washington, D.C.’s Ballou AFRO Staff Writer
coach Mike Shanahan. Mired north on Interstate 295, the and the Bears are trying to High School 80-70 at the
in the middle of another Baltimore Ravens remained repeat as Mid-Eastern Athletic Verizon Center last March. NFL’s Super Bowl—This NFL season has truly been
disappointing season, as of the most successful team in Conference champs after Led by sweet-shooting junior one of the most tightly contested campaigns in the league’s
this posting, the Redskins the Maryland region, earning claiming the conference title point guard and All-Met recent history. There are more than 10 teams that will
find themselves last in the yet another winning season. with a 26-9 record last season. Player of the Year Quinn potentially finish with at least 10 wins this season, including
NFC East division while The Ravens will head to the Morgan State also earned its Cook, DeMatha, and its the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.
McNabb finds himself last playoffs for a third straight first ever trip to the NCAA collection of athletic and The Saints join the Atlanta Falcons and Michael Vick’s
in the quarterback rotation, year, a first in team history. Championship tournament, accurate shooters, stormed Philadelphia Eagles as the cream of the crop in the NFC
now the third-string signal With a roster that includes where they fell to top ranked its way to a 32-4 record, conference, but most of the NFL’s heavy hitters reside in the
AFC conference. Look for Tom Brady and the New England
Patriots, the New York Giants, the Pittsburgh Steelers or
the Baltimore Ravens to bring the Super Bowl’s Lombardi
Trophy back to the AFC.
NBA Finals—The Miami Heat became instant favorites
among many basketball fans after superstar LeBron James
decided to “take his talents to South beach” this offseason
and team up with former Finals MVP Dwyane Wade. But the
Heat will still have to get by Boson Celtics and Los Angeles
Lakers, who featured in 2010’s epic seven-game Finals. Kobe
Bryant and the Lakers edged Boston for their second straight
championship, and are looking to “three-peat.” But Boston
added depth to their own star studded cast, signing Shaquille
O’Neal to join Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen.
Don’t be surprised if we have a repeat Finals performance of
the Lakers vs. Celtics.
College Football Championship—Auburn quarterback
Cameron Newton has done his best to dazzle America. The
ultimate weapon on the football field, a quarterback who can
run and throw, Newton’s Heisman Trophy wasn’t a fluke. He
thoroughly dissected opponents all season, helping Auburn tie
a school record for wins with 13 and ringing up scoreboards
in the process. Headed by Newton, Auburn scored over 49
points seven times this year and finished sixth in the NCAA
in scoring. However, they’ll need every point against their
BCS Football Championship opponent, Oregon in January’s
No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup. Oregon finished first in scoring this
season, averaging 49.3 points per game, outracing teams to a
12-0 record.
Oregon became a featured attraction this year as their
offense was simply too much for teams. It’ll be the legs of
Newton vs. the speed of Oregon on Jan. 10 for a chance for
collegiate supremacy. While dominant, Newton’s one-man
band might not be enough to combat the quicks of Oregon as
the school will likely take home its first national title.
College Basketball Championship—While the college
basketball season is still early, parity seems to be the universal
theme so far. Yes, Duke, the reigning 2010 champions, is
still tops in the land, but it’s not as obvious as last year’s
tournament run showed. Ohio State, Kansas, Connecticut and
Syracuse have played impressive through the season’s first
couple of months and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see some
combination of the aforementioned school’s in this year’s
Final Four. But it’s something about Duke that just seems
favorable. Maybe it’s the combination of skilled shooters and
  rotating defense. Maybe it’s the tradition or prominent head
coach Mike Krzyzewski. Whatever it is, Duke remains as the
favorite to bring home another title until they are dethroned.
January 1, 2010 - January 7, 2010, The Baltimore Afro-American B5

In Memoriam 2010

Elias Dorsey Jr., 69 Rev. Dr. R. Clinton

1941 - 2010 Edward E. Hold, 93 Andre M. Williams, 59 JoAnn Kyler, 64 Alberta J. Leake, 71
Washington, 65 1917 - 2010 1951 - 2010 1946 - 2010 1939 - 2010
1951 - 2010

John E. Wallace, 59 Sarah I. Johnson, 72 Windsor D. Dempsey, 83 Minne B. Rowe, 93 John A. Brown, 47 Charles W. Crisp, 66
1951 - 2010 1938 - 2010 1927 - 2010 1916 - 2010 1963 - 2010 1943 - 2010

George Worthy, 72 Elaine T.T. McClenton, 85 John C. Pegues Sr., 94 Datie B. Russell, 98 Courtney L. Fletcher, 59 Rupertha C. Hunt, 85
1937 - 2010 1924 - 2010 1916 - 2010 1912 - 2010 1950 - 2010 1924 - 2010

Glyndola C. Ross, 82 Kenneth B. Dutton, 61 Florine T. Camper, 100 William Smith Jr., 53 June B. Thorne, 82 Beulah M. Black, 82
1927 - 2010 1948 - 2010 1909 - 2010 1956 - 2010 1928 - 2010 1927 - 2010

Annie B. Harvin, 93 Antonio R. Smith, 52 Rev. Dr. George P. Polk, Arthalia L. Manning, 76 Marie E.J. Watts, 83 Nathaniel Lance, 67
1916 - 2010 1957 - 2010 84 1934 - 2010 1926 - 2010 1942 - 2010
1926 - 2010

Mozell Jennings, 96 Sarah A.C. Harper, 95 Leroy R. Johnson, 79 Kathleen R. Reaves, 62 George D. Jackson Sr., 41 Majorie V. Gaulden, 89
1931 - 2010 1914 - 2010 1934 - 2010 1948 - 2010 1969 - 2010 1921 - 2010

Charles E. Bowman, 72 Gwendolyn B. Simms, 86 Roland M. Pryor, 63 Ernest L. Ross, 76 Daniel A. Smith II, 57 Benton Leach Jr., 91
1937 - 2010 1924 - 2010 1947 - 2010 1912 - 2010 1950 - 2010 1919 - 2010
B6 The Afro-American, January 1, 2011 - January 7, 2011 August 1, 2009 - August 7, 2009, The Washington Afro-American B7

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in the form of checks, credit card or cause, if any there be, Ruby L Knox September 29, 2009
order. Any prepayment
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of January 2011, why Jerry L Hunter Esq serve without Court su-
publication of allprocessing
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the form of check, credit card published once a week APPOINTMENT, appearance in this
for three consecutive NOTICE TO proceeding. Objections
or money order. Any returned weeks before said day CREDITORS
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Effective October 1, 2006
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SOCIETY. Your dona- fast. Financial aid if ORDERED, that all per- Register of Wills or filed Afro-American
tion helps local families qualified. A new career sons concerned show with the Register of Wills Washington Law PROBATE DIVISION
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with food, clothing, is at your fingertips. Call signed, on or before Bruce E. Gardner (Estates)
on or before the 6th day
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believed to be heirs or
Representative 202-879-9460/61
plaint should not be 202-271-0552
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legatees of the decedent TRUE TEST COPY 410-636-0123 copy of this order be
who do not receive a REGISTER OF WILLS
or toll-free 1-877-737- REAL ESTATE published once a week
copy of this notice by 12/17, 12/24, 12/31 PROBATE NOTICES
mail within 25 days of its
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pervision. All unknown
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the prayers of said com- appearance in this pointed personal repre- Attorney
proceeding. Objections sentative of the estate of NOTICE OF
Washington, D.C.
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OPPORTUNITY NESS with the DAILY granted; provided that a UNKNOWN HEIRS to the probate of de- APPOINTMENT, 20001-2131ext. 262
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shall with a will, and will serve
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Washington, Maryland Superior Court of 26, 2010 without a will, shall be presented to the
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across Maryland, Dela- the District of and will serve without undersigned with a copy
to such appointment (or representative(s) of the Attorney
ware and DC. Reach 5.2 and DC for just $199.00 Court supervision. All to the probate of de- estate of Johnetta J. NOTICE OF
District of Columbia to the Register of Wills IN THE SUPERIOR
per day! Call now for unknown heirs and heirs cedent¬s will) shall be Reid, who died on July APPOINTMENT,
million readers weekly PROBATE DIVISION
whose whereabouts are
or filed with the Register filed with the Register of 28, 2010 with a will, and
Washington, D.C. of Wills with a copy to NOTICE TO DISTRICT OF
for as little as $14.95 per immediate ad placement 20001-2131 unknown shall enter Wills, D.C., 515 5th will serve without Court CREDITORS
the undersigned, on or COLUMBIA
paper in our 2x2 Display 410-721-4000x19 or Administration No. their appearance in this before June 17, 2011, or
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor supervision. All un- AND NOTICE TO CIVIL DIVISION
2010ADM1159 proceeding. Objections Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . known heirs and heirs
Ad Network. For more visit our website: www. Tallalah J Mitchell
be forever barred. Per- 20001, on or before whose whereabouts are Nancy Bradford Ordway,
UNKNOWN HEIRS Civil Action No.
to such appointment sons believed to be 2008CA0005291
information contact us Decedent shall be filed with the June 17, 2011. Claims unknown shall enter whose address is 4750
heirs or legatees of the Status Hearing:
at 410-721-4000 x19 or Attorney Register of Wills, D.C., decedent who do not re-
against the decedent their appearance in this 41st Street, NW #510,
May 4, 2011
NOTICE OF 515 5th Street, N.W., shall be presented to the proceeding. Objections Washington DC 20016 Wiper Corporation
visit our website: www. LEGAL NOTICES APPOINTMENT, 3rd Floor Washington,
ceive a copy of this no- undersigned with a copy to such appointment (or was appointed personal 17962 Foxborough Lane NOTICE TO tice by mail within 25 to the Register of Wills to the probate of de- representative of the Boca Raton, FL 33496-
Superior Court of D.C. 20001, on or be- days of its first publica-
CREDITORS or filed with the Register cedent’s
the District of AND NOTICE TO
fore June 17, 2011. tion shall so inform the cedent¬swill) will)shall be be estate of Roderic E. 1321
Columbia Claims against the de- of Wills with a copy to filed with the Register of Ordway, who died on PLAINTIFF
UNKNOWN HEIRS Register of Wills, includ- the undersigned, on or Wills, D.C., 515 5th September 24, 2010 v.
cedent shall be pre-
BUILDING Civil Division Lamont Bertram
sented to the under-
ing name, address and before June 17, 2011 or Street, N.W., 3rd Floor with a will, and will serve Abdul Kamara
Case No. 9542 Mitchell, whose address relationship. 12424 Ronald Beall Road
SERVICES IN RE: is 3710 Bangor Street signed with a copy to the Date of Publication:
be forever barred. Per- Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . without Court supervi- U p p e r M a r l b o r o , M D
sons believed to be 20001, on or before sion. All unknown heirs 20774-5683
Ashley Rose Waddell SE, Washington DC Register of Wills or filed December 17, 2010
Applicant 20020, was appointed with the Register of Wills heirs or legatees of the June 17, 2011. Claims a n d h e i r s w h o s e District of Columbia
Valley National Loans Name of newspaper: decedent who do not re- against the decedent whereabouts are un- Adrian M. Fenty
ORDER OF personal representative with a copy to the under- Afro-American
Bills, Debts, Financial PUBLICATION of the estate of Tallalah signed, on or before Washington Law
ceive a copy of this no- shall be presented to the known shall enter their ATTN: Tabatha Braxton
Office of the Secretary
problem! Let us help! CHANGE OF NAME J. Mitchell, who died on June 17, 2011 or be for- tice by mail within 25 undersigned with a copy appearance in this
Reporter days of its first publica- to the Register of Wills proceeding. Objections NW Suite 419
1350 Pennsylvania Ave
November 2, 2010 with, ever barred. Persons
Quick low rat Personal, Ashley Rose Waddell
a will, and will serve believed to be heirs or
Betty W. Weaver tion shall so inform the or filed with the Register to such appointment (or Washington DC 20005
having filed a complaint Personal
Business Auto Debt con- for judgment changing without Court supervi- legatees of the decedent Representative
Register of Wills, includ- of Wills with a copy to to the probate of de- Serve:
solidation, Home loan Ashley Rose Waddell
sion. All unknown heirs who do not receive a ing name, address and the undersigned, on or cedent’s cedent¬swill)
will)shall be be Office
of the Attorney
and heirs whose 202-526-3579 relationship. General (DC)
copy of this notice by before June 17, 2011, or filed with the Register of ATTN: Peter J. Nickles
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TRUE TEST COPY Date of Publication: be forever barred. Per- Wills, D.C., 515 5th One Judiciary Square
Waddell and having ap- REGISTER OF WILLS
plication fee Apply call. plied to the court for an
known shall enter their first publication shall so 12/17, 12/24, 12/31
December 17, 2010 sons believed to be Street, N.W., 3rd Floor 441 4th Street NW
appearance in this Name of newspaper:
1 877 674 6660 Order of Publication of proceeding. Objections
inform the Register of heirs or legatees of the Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 6th Floor South
the notice required by Wills, including name, Superior Court of Afro-American decedent who do not re- 20001, on or before Washington DC 20001
to such appointment (or the District of Washington Law
law in such cases; it is to the probate of de- address and relation- ceive a copy of this no- June 17, 2011. Claims and
by the Court this 10th cedent’s will)
cedent¬s will)shall be be
shall ship. District of Columbia Reporter tice by mail within 25 against the decedent Any and all persons having
DONATIONS day of December 2010. filed with the Register of Date of Publication: PROBATE DIVISION Bernard N. Lloyd days of its first publica- shall be presented to the or claiming to have any in-
terest or fee simple in the
ORDERED, that all per- Wills, D.C., 515 5th December 17, 2010 Washington, D.C. Personal tion shall so inform the undersigned with a copy property and premises
sons concerned show Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Name of newspaper: 20001-2131 Representative Register of Wills, includ- to the Register of Wills situate, lying and being in
AAAA** Donation cause, if any there be, Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Afro-American Administration No. 202-590-9487 ing name, address and or filed with the Register the District of Columbia de-
DONATE YOUR CAR, on or before the 17th 20001, on or before Washington Law 2010ADM1176 TRUE TEST COPY relationship. of Wills with a copy to scribed as:
The property known for
June 17, 2011. Claims Reporter Ella C. Lloyd REGISTER OF WILLS Date of Publication:
Free Pick-up/Tow, day of January 2011,
against the decedent E. Patricia Coleman Decedent 12/17, 12/24, 12/31 December 17, 2010
the undersigned, on or assessment and taxation
why the prayers of said before June 17, 2011, or purposes as Square 5325,
Any Model or Condi- complaint should not be shall be presented to the Personal Milton E. Mclver Esq Name of newspaper: be forever barred. Per- Lot 0010, vacant lot in Mar-
tion, undersigned with a copy Representative P O Box 3308 Superior Court of Afro-American
granted; provided that a sons believed to be shall Heights, as per plat
to the Register of Wills 202-529-5103 Capitol Heights Md the District of Washington Law
IRS Tax Deductible. copy of this order be or filed with the Register 20791-3308 District of Columbia
heirs or legatees of the recorded in Book County 6
published once a week TRUE TEST COPY Reporter decedent who do not re- at page 39, situated at
Help Underprivileged of Wills with a copy to REGISTER OF WILLS Attorney PROBATE DIVISION Robert N. Reid ceive a copy of this no- approximately 5035-5037 B
for three consecutive the undersigned, on or Washington, D.C. Street SE and located be-
Children. weeks before said day before June 17, 2011, or
12/17, 12/24, 12/31 NOTICE OF Personal tice by mail within 25 tween 5043 B Street, SE
APPOINTMENT, 20001-2131
Outreach Center in the Afro-American. be forever barred. Per- Superior Court of NOTICE TO Administration No.
Representative days of its first publica- and 5029 B Street SE
JUDGE 202-234-0068 tion shall so inform the Washington DC 20019
1-800-601-7171 sons believed to be the District of CREDITORS 2010ADM1167 TRUE TEST COPY Register of Wills, includ- Defendants.
A TRUE COPY TEST: heirs or legatees of the District of Columbia Johnetta J. Reid
12/17, 12/24, 12/31 AND NOTICE TO REGISTER OF WILLS ing name, address and AMENDED ORDER
decedent who do not re- PROBATE DIVISION Decedent
ceive a copy of this no- UNKNOWN HEIRS 12/17, 12/24, 12/31 relationship. OF PUBLICATION
Furniture Superior Court of tice by mail within 25
Washington, D.C.
Bernard N Lloyd, whose W. Alton Lewis Date of Publication:
In accordance with D.C.
Code §ß47-1375,
47-1375, the
the District of days of its first publica- address is 4702 Kane 1450 Mercantile Lane Superior Court of December 17, 2010 of this proceeding is to se-
Columbia tion shall so inform the Administration No. Place, NE Washington Suite 155 the District of
2010ADM726 Name of newspaper: cure the foreclosure of the
LEATHER LIVING Civil Division Register of Wills, includ- DC 20019 was ap- Largo, MD 20774 District of Columbia Afro-American right of redemption in the
Case No. 0009132-10 ing name, address and Otto H. Dorsey pointed personal repre- Attorney PROBATE DIVISION following real property, lo-
ROOM SET. In origi- Decedent Washington Law
IN RE: relationship. sentative of the estate of NOTICE OF Washington, D.C. cated in the District of
nal plastic, never used. AMBER ELISE MILLER Date of Publication: Bruce E. Gardner Ella C Lloyd, who died APPOINTMENT, 20001-2131 Columbia, and sold by the
Nancy Bradford Ordway Mayor of the District of
December 17, 2010 1101 Pennsylvania Ave on September 19, 2010 NOTICE TO Administration No.
Orig price $3000, Sac- Applicant
Name of newspaper: NW #600 CREDITORS
Personal Columbia to the Plaintiff(s)
ORDER OF with a will, and will serve 2010ADM1178 Representative in this action, described as
rifice $975. Can deliver. PUBLICATION Afro-American Washington DC 20004 without Court supervi- AND NOTICE TO Roderic E Ordway 301-951-0240 lot number 10 in block
Call Bill 301-841-7565 CHANGE OF NAME Washington Law Attorney sion. All unknown heirs UNKNOWN HEIRS Decedent TRUE TEST COPY County 6 at page 39, being
Amber Elise Miller hav- Reporter NOTICE OF a n d h e i r s w h o s e Robert N Reid, whose Sherri M Stahl known for assessment and
ing filed a complaint for whereabouts are un- address is 1203 Colum- 5530 Wisconsin Ave taxation purposes as
12/17, 12/24, 12/31 Square 5325, Lot 0010, and
Cherry Bedroom Set. judgment changing Am-
Personal NOTICE TO known shall enter their bia Road NW Washing- Suite 801
Solid Wood, never used, Representative CREDITORS appearance in this ton DC 20009, was ap- Chevy Chase MD situated on a vacant lot at

brand new in factory

ber Elise Miller name to
Amber Elise Jordan and
TRUE TEST COPY AND NOTICE TO proceeding. Objections p o i n t e d p e r s o n a l 20815
Subscribe approximately 5035-5037 B
Street, SE and located be-
REGISTER OF WILLS UNKNOWN HEIRS to such appointment (or representative(s) of the Attorney
boxes. English Dovetail. having applied to the
court for an Order of
12/17, 12/24, 12/31 B r u c e E . G a r d n e r, to the probate of de- estate of Johnetta J. NOTICE OF
Today tween a single-family home
located at 5043 B Street SE
Publication of the notice whose address is 1101 cedent¬s will) shall be Reid, who died on July APPOINTMENT, (Square 5325, Lot 0011),
required by law in such Pennsylvania Ave. NW filed with the Register of 28, 2010 with a will, and NOTICE TO and an apartment complex
#600 Washington DC located at 5029 B Street SE
cases; it is by the Court Wills, D.C., 515 5th will serve without Court CREDITORS Washington DC 20019
this 29 day of November 20004, was appointed Street, N.W., 3rd Floor supervision. All un- AND NOTICE TO (Spare 5325, Lot 0804).
cated in the District of successors in right, title, Wills, D.C., 515 5th DC 20002 was ap-
Columbia, and sold by the interest, and any interest Street, N.W., 3rd Floor pointed personal repre-
Mayor of the District of in the leasehold or fee Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
Columbia to the Plaintiff(s) sentative of the estate of
in this action, described as simple in the property 20001, on or before Jessie Bell Green, who
and premises situate, ly- June 30, 2011. Claims died on May 24, 2010

lot number 10 in block
County 6 at page 39, being ing and being in the Dis- against the decedent with a will, and will serve
known for assessment and
taxation purposes as
trict of Columbia de- shall be presented to the without Court supervi- January 1, 2011 - January 7, 2011, The Afro-American
scribed as: undersigned with a copy sion. All unknown heirs
Square 5325, Lot 0010, and Square 4065 LOT 0801 to the Register of Wills
situated on a vacant lot at
and heirs whose

located with cross or filed with the Register whereabouts are un-
approximately 5035-5037 B
Street, SE and located be-
streets NOTICES
at Neal Street to ofLEGAL
Wills withNOTICES
a copy to LEGAL
known shallNOTICES
enter their LEGAL NOTICES
tween a single-family home the north, West Virginia the undersigned, on or appearance in this
located at 5043 B Street SE Avenue to the east and before June 30, 2011, or proceeding. Objections Superior Court of
(Square 5325, Lot 0011), Morse Street to the be forever barred. Per- to such appointment (or the District of
and an apartment complex south and adjacent to sons believed to be to the probate of de-
located at 5029 B Street SE District of Columbia
Washington DC 20019
and abutting the east heirs or legatees of the cedent’s
cedent¬swill)will)shall be be
side of 1167 Neal Street decedent who do not re- filed with the Register of
(Spare 5325, Lot 0804).
The complaint states, in NE, Washington, DC. ceive a copy of this no- Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Washington, D.C.
District of Columbia Bureau Chief
among other things, that the Defendants. tice by mail within 25 Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Administration No.
amounts necessary for re- ORDER OF days of its first publica- Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
demption have not been PUBLICATION tion shall so inform the 20001, on or before
Helen R. Powell
This person will be responsible for reporting on local, national and
Pursuant to the Chief
In accordance with D.C. Register of Wills, includ- June 30, 2011. Claims Decedent international newsworthy events, serving as the departmental personnel
Official Code
Official Code§ 47-1375
ß47-1375, ing name, address and against the decedent
der Number 02-11, it is this
the object of this relationship. shall be presented to the
Thomas S. Donnelly
manager and monitoring the progress of articles in process and upcom-
8th day of December 2010. proceeding is to secure Date of Publication: undersigned with a copy 1990 M Street NW ing editions of the newspaper.
ORDERED by the Superior the foreclosure of the December 31, 2010 to the Register of Wills Suite 200
Court of the District of right of redemption in Name of newspaper: or filed with the Register Washington DC 20036
Columbia, that notice be
given by the insertion of a
the following real prop- Afro-American of Wills with a copy to Attorney This person will also be responsible for maintaining several blogs,
erty located in the Dis- Washington Law the undersigned, on or
copy of this order in The
trict of Columbia, and Reporter before June 30, 2011, or
NOTICE OF producing and anchoring webcasts, features writer for supplemental
Afro-American Newspaper, APPOINTMENT,
having a general circulation sold by the Mayor of the Robert J. Tyrrell be forever barred. Per- NOTICE TO publications, copyediting and proofreading, newsroom administration,
District of Columbia to Personal
in the District of Columbia,
once a week for three (3) the Plaintiff in this ac- Representative
sons believed to be
heirs or legatees of the
CREDITORS reviewing the public e-mail inbox, helping to coordinate and address-
successive weeks, notifying
all person(s) interested in
tion, described as 301-984-4790 decedent who do not re- UNKNOWN HEIRS ing tour groups on their visits to the company, coordinating internship
the real property described
0801 and assessed to REGISTER OF WILLS
ceive a copy of this no-
tice by mail within 25
William H. Jackson, program, and representing the company at public events.
above to appear in this whose address is 1726
Court by the 16th day of the Estate of Esther May 12/31, 1/7, 1/14 days of its first publica- Montana Avenue, NE
Wire and the Estate of
February, 2011, and redeem
the real property by payment Charles Edwin Wire Superior Court of
tion shall so inform the
Register of Wills, includ-
Washington DC 20018 The minimum qualifications for this position include a bachelors
was appointed personal
of $1,668.08 together with
real estate taxes assessed
and/or their known and the District of
District of Columbia
ing name, address and representative of the degree in journalism and three (3) years practical experience.
unknown heirs, located relationship. estate of Helen R.
and interest and penalties
with cross streets at PROBATE DIVISION
Date of Publication: Powell, who died on
Annual salary of $52,000. Send all resumes to:
theron from the date the real Washington, D.C.
property tax certificate was Neal Street to the north, December 31, 2010 October 26, 2010 with-
purchased; court costs, and
reasonable attorney's fees,
West Virginia Avenue to
the west, Montello Ave- Administration No.
Name of newspaper: out a will, and will serve
Afro-American without Court supervi-

To Advertise call 202-332-0080

expenses incurred in the nue to the east and 2010ADM1191
Washington Law sion. All unknown heirs John E. Leister
publication and service of Annie C. Ferguson
process by publication and
Morse Street to the
south and adjacent to Decedent
Reporter and heirs whose The AFRO American Newspapers
Willie C. Green whereabouts are un-
for reasonable fees for the
title search, all other and abutting the east Nakia V. Gray Esq.
Personal known shall enter their 2519 N. Charles St.
6404 Ivy Lane
amounts paid by the peti- side of 1167 Neal Street
in NE, Washington DC. Suite 400
Representative appearance in this Baltimore, MD 21218
tioner in accordance with the 202-397-1188 proceeding. Objections
provisions of D.C. Code The complaint states, Greenbelt MD 20770
TRUE TEST COPY to such appointment e-mail:
§ß 4 747-1361
- 1 3 6 1 aandn d aall ll among other things, that Attorney
REGISTER OF WILLS shall be filed with the
outstanding municipal lien
the amounts necessary NOTICE OF
12/31, 1/7, 1/14 Register of Wills, D.C.,
amounts due and owing on
for redemption have not APPOINTMENT, No telephone calls will be accepted.
the aforementioned real NOTICE TO Superior Court of 515 5th Street, N.W.,
property, or answer the com- been paid. 3rd Floor Washington,
plaint or, thereafter, a final Pursuant to the Chief CREDITORS the District of

Strictly Personal
AND NOTICE TO District of Columbia D.C. 20001, on or be-
judgment will be entered Judge’s Administration
Judge¬s Administration fore June 30, 2011.
foreclosing the right of re- Order Number 02-11, it UNKNOWN HEIRS PROBATE DIVISION
demption in the real property Ida Virginia Hart, whose Washington, D.C. Claims against the de-
is this 18th day of Octo- cedent shall be pre-
and vesting in the plaintiff a
ber, 2010. address is 5219 11th 20001-2131
title in fee simple.
/s/ Joseph I Beshouri ORDERED by the Street, NE Washington
DC 20011 was ap-
Administration No.
sented to the under-
signed with a copy to the Pen Pals
Magistrate Judge Superior Court of the Register of Wills or filed
12/10, 12/17, 12/24 District of Columbia, that pointed personal repre- EMMA L. WHITE
with the Register of Wills
notice be given by the sentative of the estate of
Annie C. Ferguson, who
with a copy to the under- 66 years of age, Black man, 130 lbs., 5’8”, would like to
Superior Court of W. Alton Lewis Esq
the District of
insertion of a copy of
this order in The Afro- died on April 7, 2009 1450 Mercantile Lane signed, on or before
June 30, 2011, or be
meet nice women. Raleigh Anderson Jr., P.O. Box 1265,
with a will, and will serve
District of Columbia
Washington, D.C.
American Newspaper,
without Court supervi-
Suite 155
Largo, Maryland 20774 forever barred. Persons Baltimore, MD 21203.
having a general circula-
20001-2131 tion in the District of sion. All unknown heirs
and heirs whose
Attorney believed to be heirs or
legatees of the decedent ---
Columbia, once a week
for three (3) successive whereabouts are un- APPOINTMENT, who do not receive a
copy of this notice by
Truthful man seeking spiritual pen pals. Womb my emana-
In re:
Susan Carr Freeling
weeks, notifying all per- known shall enter their
appearance in this
CREDITORS mail within 25 days of its tion. Law is unification. Breath, knowledge and conscious-
sons interested in the
aka real property described proceeding. Objections AND NOTICE TO first publication shall so
inform the Register of ness! William Piggie, P.O. Box 565, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312
Susan Marie Freeling
described above to ap- to such appointment (or
to the probate of de-
Annette V. Riley, whose Wills, including name, ---
pear in this Court by the address and relation-
Susan Marie Freeling cedent’s
cedent¬swill)will)shall be be
shall address is 13403 United
Lonesome Hearts - Pen Pals
22nd day of December ship.
Susan M. Freeling Carr 2010, and redeem the filed with the Register of Lane, Bowie MD 20720
ORDER OF Wills, D.C., 515 5th was appointed personal Date of Publication:
Real Property by pay-
PUBLICATION ment of $49,618.00, to- Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
representative of the December 31, 2010
Name of newspaper: To have a notice published in the Strictly Personal Section,
Petitioner, Susan Carr estate of Emma L.
Freeling, aka Susan Ma-
gether with interest from
the date the Real Prop- 20001, on or before White, who died on Afro-American
Washington Law
write the message you want printed in the space below.
rie Freeling Carr, Susan
Marie Freeling, and Su-
erty tax certificate was June 30, 2011. Claims
against the decedent
November 22, 2010 with
a will, and will serve Reporter Enclose ten dollars ($10.00), check or money order for 25
purchased; court costs,
san M. Freeling Carr, reasonable attorney's shall be presented to the without Court supervi- William H. Jackson
Personal words. NO CASH PLEASE. Additional words will cost 50
having filed a complaint undersigned with a copy sion. All unknown heirs
for judgment changing
fees, expenses incurred
in the publication and to the Register of Wills and heirs whose Representative cents each.
her name to Susan or filed with the Register whereabouts are un- 202-841-1040
service of process by TRUE TEST COPY
Freeling Carr and hav- publication reasonable of Wills with a copy to known shall enter their
ing applied to the Court the undersigned, on or appearance in this REGISTER OF WILLS
fees for the title search; 12/31, 1/7, 1/14
whereupon it is the 10 all other amounts paid before June 30, 2011, or proceeding. Objections
day of December 2010. by the petitioner in be forever barred. Per- to such appointment (or Superior Court of
ORDERED, that all per- accordance with the sons believed to be to the probate of de- the District of
heirs or legatees of the cedent’s will)
cedent¬s will)shall be be
sons concerned show
cause, if any they have,
provisions of D.C. Code
§ 47-1361 and
ßß47-1361 and 47-1377
47-1377 decedent who do not re- filed with the Register of
District of Columbia
To answer a Lonesome Heart notice, enclose a check or mon-
on or before the 18 day and all outstanding ceive a copy of this no-
tice by mail within 25
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Washington, D.C. ey order for $2.00 for each letter you wish to have forwarded.
of January 2011, why municipal lien amounts 20001-2131
the prayers of said com- due and owing on the days of its first publica- Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Administration No. NO CASH PLEASE. Be sure to include the fox number of
tion shall so inform the
plaint should not be
aforementioned Real
Property, or answer the Register of Wills, includ-
20001, on or before
June 30, 2011. Claims
John Robert Crenshaw
the person you wish to contact.
PROVIDED that a copy complaint or, thereafter, ing name, address and against the decedent Decedent
of this order be pub- relationship. shall be presented to the Samuel C. Hamilton
All letters, queries and notices should be sent to:
a final judgment will be
lished once a week for entered foreclosing the Date of Publication: undersigned with a copy Metro Plaza One,
three consecutive right of redemption in December 31, 2010 to the Register of Wills Suite 620
weeks before said day the Real Property and Name of newspaper:
or filed with the Register 8401 Colesville Road STRICTLY PERSONAL
in Afro American News- of Wills with a copy to
2519 N. Charles Street
vesting in the plaintiff a Silver Spring MD
papers. title in fee simple. Washington Law the undersigned, on or 20910
Baltimore, MD 21218
Judge Magistrate Judge before June 30, 2011, or Attorney
TRUE TEST COPY (Signed in chambers) Ida Virginia Hart be forever barred. Per- NOTICE OF
12/24, 12/31, 1/7 A TRUE TEST COPY: Personal sons believed to be APPOINTMENT,
12/24, 12/31, 1/7 Representative heirs or legatees of the N O T I C E T O
Superior Court of 202-526-3549 decedent who do not re-
the District of CREDITORS
Superior Court of TRUE TEST COPY ceive a copy of this no- AND NOTICE TO
District of Columbia the District of REGISTER OF WILLS tice by mail within 25
Washington, D.C. UNKNOWN HEIRS
Columbia 12/31, 1/7, 1/14 days of its first publica- Alvin Thomas Carter,
20001-2131 Civil Division tion shall so inform the
Case No. Superior Court of whose address is 12714
Case No. 0009548-10 Register of Wills, includ- Brandywine Road,
0006655-10 IN RE: the District of ing name, address and
In re: Columbia Brandywine, Maryland
RICHARD KEITH relationship. 20613 was appointed
Susan Carr Freeling Civil Division
BARKSDALE Date of Publication: personal representative
aka Case No. 0009951-10
Applicant December 31, 2010 of the estate of John
Susan Marie Freeling IN RE:
ORDER OF Name of newspaper: Robert Crenshaw, who
Carr Dinalu Ulysses
PUBLICATION Afro-American died on August 27, 2010
Susan Marie Freeling Auger Economides
CHANGE OF NAME Washington Law with a will, and will serve
Susan M. Freeling Carr Applicant Reporter
Richard Keith Barksdale without Court supervi-
ORDER OF ORDER OF Annette V. Riley
having filed a complaint sion. All unknown heirs
for judgment changing and heirs whose
Petitioner, Susan Carr CHANGE OF NAME Representative
Richard Keith Barksdale whereabouts are un-
Freeling, aka Susan Ma- Dinalyu Ulysses Auger 301-809-0121
name to Richard K.B. known shall enter their
rie Freeling Carr, Susan Economides having filed TRUE TEST COPY
Turner and having ap- appearance in this
Marie Freeling, and Su- a complaint for judgment REGISTER OF WILLS
plied to the court for an proceeding. Objections
san M. Freeling Carr, changing Dinalu Ulys- 12/31, 1/7, 1/14
Order of Publication of to such appointment (or
having filed a complaint ses Auger Economides
the notice required by to the probate of de-
for judgment changing name to Constandina Superior Court of
her name to Susan
law in such cases; it is
Ulysses Auger the District of cedent’s will)
cedent¬s will)shall be be
by the Court this 8th day District of Columbia filed with the Register of
Freeling Carr and hav- Economides and having
of December 2010. PROBATE DIVISION Wills, D.C., 515 5th
ing applied to the Court applied to the court for
ORDERED, that all per- Washington, D.C. Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
whereupon it is the 10 an Order of Publication 20001-2131
sons concerned show of the notice required by Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
day of December 2010. cause, if any there be, Administration No.
ORDERED, that all per- law in such cases; it is 20001, on or before
on or before the 16 day 2007ADM1165
sons concerned show by the Court this 22nd Jan Wepsiec June 30, 2011. Claims
of January 2011, why day of December 2010. Decedent against the decedent
cause, if any they have, the prayers of said com-
on or before the 18 day ORDERED, that all per- Kenneth Rosenau Esq shall be presented to the
plaint should not be sons concerned show 1304 Rhode Island Ave undersigned with a copy
of January 2011, why granted; provided that a
the prayers of said com- cause, if any there be, NW Washington DC to the Register of Wills
copy of this order be on or before the 26th
20005 or filed with the Register
plaint should not be published once a week Attorney
granted. day of January 2011, of Wills with a copy to
for three consecutive NOTICE OF
PROVIDED that a copy why the prayers of said APPOINTMENT,
the undersigned, on or
weeks before said day complaint should not be NOTICE TO before June 30, 2011, or
of this order be pub- in the Afro-American.
lished once a week for granted; provided that a CREDITORS be forever barred. Per-
JUDGE copy of this order be AND NOTICE TO sons believed to be
three consecutive A TRUE COPY TEST:
weeks before said day published once a week UNKNOWN HEIRS heirs or legatees of the
12/31, 1/7, 1/14 for three consecutive
Kenneth Rosenau, Es- decedent who do not re-
in Afro American News- quire whose address is
papers. weeks before said day ceive a copy of this no-
Superior Court of 1304 Rhode Island Ave- tice by mail within 25
Judge the District of in the Afro-American. nue, NW Washington
that pursuant to SCR DC 20005 was ap- days of its first publica-
District of Columbia tion shall so inform the
12/24, 12/31, 1/7 PROBATE DIVISION 205(b) notice be sent to pointed personal repre-
the applicant's creditors sentative of the estate of Register of Wills, includ-
IN THE SUPERIOR Washington, D.C. Jan Wepsiec, who died ing name, address and
20001-2131 by registered or certified
COURT OF THE on July 11, 2007 with a relationship.
Administration No. mail and that proof of will, and will serve with-
DISTRICT OF service of mailing be Date of Publication:
COLUMBIA 2010ADM1206 out Court supervision. December 31, 2010
Aaron Kimche made in the manner pro- All unknown heirs and
CIVIL DIVISION vided in SCR Probate h e i r s w h o s e Name of newspaper:
Civil Action No. Decedent Afro-American
NOTICE OF Rule 19(b). whereabouts are un-
2005CA002912L RP JUDGE known shall enter their Washington Law
Calendar #18 APPOINTMENT, appearance in this Reporter
VICKIE JEFFRIES 12/31, 1/7, 1/14 proceeding. Objections Alvin Thomas Carter
PLAINTIFF CREDITORS to such appointment (or Personal
vs. AND NOTICE TO to the probate of de- Representative
Superior Court of
The Estate of Esther UNKNOWN HEIRS
the District of cedent’s will)
cedent¬s will)shall be be
Robert J. Tyrrell, whose filed with the Register of
May Wire and District of Columbia Wills, D.C., 515 5th TRUE TEST COPY
The Estate of Charles address is 6010 Execu- REGISTER OF WILLS
tive Boulevard, Suite PROBATE DIVISION Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Edwin Wire, and Washington, D.C. Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 12/31, 1/7, 1/14
Jean Wire Murphy, heir 900, Rockville MD 20001, on or before
20852 was appointed 20001-2131
and Joan Myrl Wire Administration No. June 30, 2011. Claims
personal representative

Wood, Heir, and against the decedent


Preston W. Wire Jr., of the estate of Aaron shall be presented to the

Kimche, who died on Jessie Bell Green undersigned with a copy
heir, and Estha Wire Decedent to the Register of Wills
Walper, heir, and Marvin October 15, 2010 with a
will, and will serve with- Thomas H Queen Esq or filed with the Register
M. Wire, heir, and 530 Eighth Street, SE of Wills with a copy to
C. Raymond Wire, out Court supervision. the undersigned, on or
All unknown heirs and Washington DC 20003

Heir, and District of Attorney before June 30, 2011, or

Columbia h e i r s w h o s e be forever barred. Per-
whereabouts are un- NOTICE OF sons believed to be
All Unknown owners of known shall enter their heirs or legatees of the
appearance in this NOTICE TO decedent who do not re-
the property described CREDITORS

proceeding. Objections ceive a copy of this no-

below, their heirs, devi- AND NOTICE TO tice by mail within 25
sees, personal repre- to such appointment (or
to the probate of de- UNKNOWN HEIRS days of its first publica-
sentatives, and execu- Willie C. Green, whose tion shall so inform the
tors, administrators cedent’s will)
cedent¬s will)shall be be
shall Register of Wills, includ-
filed with the Register of address is 855 21st ing name, address and
grantees, assigns or Street, NE, Washington
successors in right, title, Wills, D.C., 515 5th relationship.
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor DC 20002 was ap- Date of Publication:
interest, and any interest pointed personal repre- December 31, 2010
in the leasehold or fee Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
20001, on or before sentative of the estate of Name of newspaper:
simple in the property Jessie Bell Green, who Afro-American
and premises situate, ly- June 30, 2011. Claims Washington Law
against the decedent died on May 24, 2010
ing and being in the Dis- with a will, and will serve Reporter
trict of Columbia de- shall be presented to the Kenneth Rosenau Esq
undersigned with a copy without Court supervi- Personal
scribed as: sion. All unknown heirs Representative
Square 4065 LOT 0801 to the Register of Wills
or filed with the Register and heirs whose 202-387-8680
located with cross whereabouts are un- TRUE TEST COPY
streets at Neal Street to of Wills with a copy to
the undersigned, on or known shall enter their REGISTER OF WILLS
the north, West Virginia appearance in this 12/31, 1/7, 1/14
Avenue to the east and before June 30, 2011, or
be forever barred. Per- proceeding. Objections
Morse Street to the to such appointment (or
south and adjacent to sons believed to be
heirs or legatees of the to the probate of de-
and abutting the east cedent¬s will) shall be
side of 1167 Neal Street decedent who do not re-
filed with the Register of
B8 The Afro-American, January 1, 2011 - January 1, 2011

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