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2011 Sports Predictions B4 Entertainment’s Best B3 Year’s Top Scandals A3

and Worst of 2010
Successes. Scandals. Showdowns. Goodbye, Lady T
2010 remembered
For President Obama and the
Democrats, 2010 was a year of hard-
fought victories. Chief among them
was the Affordable Health Care
Act. Enacted on March 23 after
months of squabbling on Capitol Hill
and in townhall meetings that saw
the meteoric rise of the Tea Party
Movement, the law expands coverage
to 32 million uninsured Americans,
prevents insurance companies from
denying coverage due to pre-existing
conditions and allows children to stay
on their parents’ insurance plan until
they turn 26 among other provisions.
Republicans successfully kept the
“public option” out of the legislation, See tributes to Teena Marie
and finagled a two-year extension of
tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans
and other fallen stars on A2.
and a reduction in estate taxes.
However, they were not as successful
in stopping a financial reform package
that includes new regulations on Wall
Census Results Reveal
AP Photo
Street, credit card reforms and a new
Consumer-Financial Protection Bureau
Blacks Leaving Large Cities
Unemployment remained the marquee issue for African Americans in 2010. that will be able to regulate mortgage
and credit-card products.
Flight could dilute and shift Black political power
By AFRO Staff Additionally, despite GOP By Dorothy Rowley
obstruction, Congress passed bills that free up dollars to cover AFRO Staff Writer
This was a banner year for the media—news was prodigious, a discrimination lawsuit settlement against the U.S. Department
often fast-breaking and meaty enough to make even the most of Agriculture by Black farmers, repeal the “don’t ask, don’t Black residents are increasingly departing large U.S. cities,
abstemious news observer sit up and dig in. tell” military policy against homosexuality, approve revision of a shift that could affect African-American political power
the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia and according to data from the first results of the U.S. Census
JOBS. JOBS. JOBS. assure equal pay to women. Bureau’s population census.
Unemployment continued to cast a dark shadow over While the White House can claim success for these wins, The population of the nation’s capital now exceeds 600,000
the African-American community in 2010. Though national however, it committed a major faux pas when officials forced residents, 53 percent of whom are African American, and there
joblessness dipped, Black unemployment hovered at 16 percent. USDA director Shirley Sherrod to resign based on video a has been a gain of nearly 30,000 new Washingtonians since
And among Black youth, the numbers were scarier. Continued on A8 Continued on A4

Listen to “First Edition”

City Tests ‘Greener’
Join Host Sean Yoes Heat Sources
 Sunday @ 8 p.m. on By Shernay Williams
88.9 WEAA FM, the AFRO Staff Writer
Voice of the Community.
The city will continue testing biofuels as a way to heat
municipal buildings in a bid community leaders hope will
lead to a cleaner and cheaper alternative to heating oil for
Your History • Your Community • Your News

The Board of Estimates approved an agreement to

spend up to $1.32 million for a second phase of burn tests
in three city structures: Back River Wastewater Treatment
Plant, Eastern Health Center and the Pimlico Fire and
Police Training Facility.
During the evaluations, about 440,000 gallons of
biofuel produced by the New Generation Biofuels Co. AP Photo
will be filtered into the buildings’ boilers over a one-year Back-to-back snowstorms dumped more than 50 inches of snow on the region in
period. February.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said a successful test-
run could prompt the city to phase in the cleaner heating
agent in all Baltimore buildings. It is a “step towards
becoming a more energy efficient and sustainable city,” she
2010 a Stormy Year in Baltimore
said in a statement. By Shernay Williams in Baltimore’s history, blanketed the area in
Continued on A8 AFRO Staff Writer February, shedding over 50 inches of snow,
leaving residents trapped, businesses closed
From an historic blizzard, a convicted and the city’s emergency crews stumbling.
mayor, taunting robocalls, the 2010 census Federal officials claimed the future
and a string of fires, the year culminating was “in our hands” as they conducted the
the first decade of the 21st century was a census. In Baltimore City, 68 percent of
memorable one in Baltimore. residents participated, a 5 percent increase
January brought the political fall of from the last count, while 78 percent did
Baltimore’s first Black female mayor Sheila in Baltimore County, a 2 percent decrease
Dixon, who resigned after a two-month trial from 2000. Questions surfaced about City
resulted in her conviction on embezzlement Council President Jack Young’s residency
charges. The resignation ushered in City in East Baltimore, and Councilwoman Helen
Council President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Holton was removed as chair of the Taxation
as Baltimore’s new top leader. She quickly and Finance committee for conducting
enacted plans to tackle the city’s looming illegal campaign finance payments. A budget
$121 million deficit, proposing spending proposal to close local pools and recreation
cuts and tax hikes including a beverage tax centers waged a war between residents and
Courtesy Photo
that charged 2 cents extra for drinks and a local government. City officials eventually
New Generation Biofuels Co. will pump about
contentious overhaul of the fire and police allocated funds to keep the resorts open and
440,000 gallons of biofuel into three government
Join the AFRO on pension. Both drew censure. an individual donor stepped in to keep pools
buildings’ boilers during a one-year test run.
Twitter and Facebook The largest back-to-back snowstorms Continued on A3

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A2 The Afro-American, January 1, 2011 - January 7, 2011

Thanks for the Memories

By AFRO Staff teen years she performed with
various groups and was influenced
From entertainers to business by celebrated gospel artist Mahalia
moguls and models, the world lost a Jackson, with whom she later toured.
number of standout figures in 2010. Walker founded The Caravans and
News of their deaths sent shockwaves recorded over 60 albums. She was
throughout the public, as fans nominated for 10 Grammy Awards
mourned their losses. Here, the AFRO – winning one – and received three
remembers some of the nation’s most Stellar Awards for her gospel music
recognized faces and the memories contributions.
they inspired.
John H. Murphy, 94
Dorothy Height, 98 John H. Murphy III, who was
Thousands poured into the remembered as a steady hand
Washington National Cathedral on that guided the Afro-American
April 29 to honor Dorothy Height’s Albertina Walker Lena Horne Raymond Haysbert Newspapers through the turbulent
legacy as a pioneering civil rights waters of civil rights history and
leader and educator. Height served as a perilous industry, died Oct.16.
a past president of Delta Sigma Theta Murphy began his service to the
Sorority and was president emerita AFRO in 1937 and served in a
of the National Council of Negro variety of positions until he retired
Women, which she led for 40 years. At in November 1986, after 49 years
her funeral, President Barack Obama of service.  He started as the office
wept openly and said, “Dr. Dorothy manager of the Washington AFRO,
Height deserves a place in this took over as president in 1961 and
pantheon. She, too, deserves a place in became chief executive officer in
our history books. She, too, deserves a 1967. He was at the helm as president
place of honor in America’s memory.” and/or chairman of the board for 25
Vonetta McGee, 65
Vonetta McGee, a leading actress Gary Coleman, 42
in popular 1970s films Blacula and Former “Diff’rent Strokes” star
Shaft died at a hospital in Berkeley, Dorothy Height John H. Murphy Ron Walters Gary Coleman died May 28 after
Calif., on July 9 after suffering a heart suffering an intracranial hemorrhage.
attack and spending two days on life join the burgeoning Parks Sausage market cosmetics for women of color. Known for his “What’chu talkin’ ‘bout
support. company, a career move that would She married John H. Johnson, founder Willis” catch phrase, Coleman was
transform his social and economic of the EBONY and Jet empire and was hospitalized May 26 after injuring his
Raymond Haysbert, 90 status. Seventeen years later the responsible for naming the popular head in a fall at his home near Salt
Raymond V. Haysbert Sr., the company went public, and by the end EBONY brand. Lake City.
pioneering community leader and of the decade, Haysbert was named Born in Zion, Ill., Coleman was
business giant behind Parks Sausage, executive vice president. Under his Albertina Walker, 81 recognized as one of entertainment’s
died May 24 at Baltimore’s Union leadership, Parks Sausage became a Often dubbed the “Queen of brightest stars during his childhood
Memorial Hospital of congestive heart Fortune 500 company and grossed Gospel,” vocalist Albertina Walker, appearance on “Diff’rent Strokes.”
failure, according to reports. Haysbert nearly $30 million in the ‘80s, a who spent six decades inspiring future Despite his promising career, Coleman
was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, amid record-breaking number for Black- gospel artists and inspiring legions struggled to gain notoriety after the
abject poverty. After working for a owned businesses at the time. of fans with songs like “Please Be show ended and faced a number of
coal company, he joined the Army Air Patient with Me,” “Lord Keep Me Day health complications stemming from
Corps and was a fighter pilot with the Eunice W. Johnson, 93 By Day” and “Walk Around Heaven,” an autoimmune kidney disease.
celebrated Tuskegee Airmen. By the Eunice W. Johnson, creator of the died Oct. 8.
early ‘50s, Haysbert was working as Ebony Fashion Fair tour, died Jan. 3 Vonetta McGee Walker was born in Chicago and Walter Hawkins, 61
a business teacher in his home state. at her Chicago home. She was one of began singing at the West Point Walter Hawkins’ career spanned
In 1952, he’d settled in Baltimore to the first entrepreneurs to create and Baptist Church. Throughout her Continued on A4


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Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain NephewA3 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- posted fliers bearing his photo-
AFRO Staff Writer connection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed graph around the city. On
Hudson’s mother and brother. the vehicle while walking his Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked
Jennifer Hudson and other The white, 1994 Chevrolet dog. According to the Chicago for the public’s help in finding
relatives positively identified Suburban with Illinois license Tribune, the boy had been shot her nephew. In her MySpace
multiple times in the back seat blog, she thanked fans and sup-
of the vehicle. The SUV, regis- porters for their prayers and
2010 saw its to
tered share of hot murdered
Hudson’s messes stemming from the perennial swamp offered a $100,000 reward to
of Congressbrother,
to the pulpit.
was towed with the anyone who returned the boy
Many were
body inside when is being legislator Rep. Charlie Rangel,
andlongtime alive.
D-N.Y., was charged by
processed with ethics violations,
evidence techni- including a failure to pay taxes Since the investigation,
on vacationcians
and workers. aThe 40-year
body stint on Capitol Hill without the Hudson – who gained stardom
taint of corruption.
was laterMore removed wereand dismayed,
taken to however, by the punishment— after appearing on “American
the Cook an ethics
County committee’s
Medical findings that Rangel’s misdeeds Idol,” and then won an
were not deliberate.
Examiner’s office. Academy Award for her role in
Also caught in the and
Hudson ethicsother familywas California Democrat Maxine
dragnet the movie Dreamgirls – has
Waters, who strongly
members denied
arrived at the
the charges
Medical and who has yet to receive the stayed out of the public eye.
trial she requested, andoffice
Dallas Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson,
mid-after- The Chicago Tribune report-
noon to identify the body. Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew. ed that a parade of cars moved
who allegedly awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships to
several family members.the choice between look- slowly past her family’s home
ing directly at the body or A spokesman for the office the murders but is being held in Monday morning, past the
Washington’s stench wafted over to nearby Maryland,
told the newspaper wherethat several
Hudson jail for parole violation after
viewing it on a wall-mounted news vans, reporters and curi-
Black lawmakers were also caught in the crosshairs. On Jan. 6 then-
ous onlookers.
AP Photo Baltimore
Courtesy Photos Mayor Sheila Dixon resigned as part of a plea deal, one month AP Photo
Congressman Hudson and her
Charles Rangel,
was killed, as well as her brother, Jason.
mom, Darnell Donersonafter
D-N.Y. “She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”
whoher conviction for embezzlement. Longtime state legislator, Sen. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif. Neighbors
quietly and
Ulysses Currie was indicted on 18 charges of conspiracy with reflected on the
video screen, Foodthe Warehouse
family chosein September. “remainedInstrong Octoberforprominent
her fami- being convicted of attempted violence.
the body of her 7-year-old plate X584859 was found on Baltimore
the City councilwoman,
latter. According to the Helen
ly” andHolton pleaded
was clearly its no
leader. murder and vehicular hijack- In front of the Hudson’s
nephew Monday, just hours Chicago’s West Side after contest to campaign
Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, finance violation
“She charges,
held marking
hands with the
her fami- ing. Cook County records show home, men in heavy jackets
after his body was found in a police received a 7 a.m. call final him.”
that’s chapter of the corruption investigation that led said.
ly,” the spokesman to Dixon’s
“It that he pleaded guilty to both and hooded sweatshirts came to
resignation. And in November, the was obviously
nation looked a very
on asemotional
FBI charges in 1999. He was also kiss the twin white crosses bar-

ACORN Fights Back agents arrested then-outgoing Prince moment.”George’s County convicted in 1998 for posses- ing the names of Donerson and
The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle.
Executive Jack Johnson and his wife then-Councilwoman- Jason.
Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison in
elect Leslie Johnson – on whom agents found almost $80,000 “Everybody is sick of going
been missing since Friday, 2006 after serving seven years
Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’ hidden away in her bra – on charges of witness and evidence through stuff like this,” Artisha
when a relative found Julian’s for the attempted murder and West, a former resident of the
tampering in connection to a corruption investigation
grandmother, Darnell with car hijacking charges.
tentacles area told the Tribune. “We all
By Alan King and Dallas Cowboys players No wonderin severalcampaign
Obama’s government is departments.
Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The boy remained missing have to stick together. All these
AFRO Staff Writer Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, tryingTopping
to distancethe himheap,from however,
the was theHudson,
Jason imbroglio 29,involving
shot to death through a long weekend in young children are dying, and
among the names submitted to renowned
group, saying,Bishop
“Barack Eddie Obama Long, leader
in his of the 25,000-plus
grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers for what?”
Presidential candidate John election officials. member
Never New Birth
Organized Missionary Baptist
with ACORN.” the 7000 Church
block inofLithonia,
South Yale Ga.,
McCain’s attack on ACORN – Hurd said those workers, who But who in September
Obama’s was accused
ties to ACORN run ofAvenue.
sexual coercion and abuse
Associated Community were doing those things without by four
long youngHemen
and deep. taughtfrom his church-affiliated
classes An Amberyouth Alert –academy.
a desig-
Organization for Reform Now – ACORN’s knowledge or permis- for Given
ACORN. Long’sTheyoutspokenness
even endorsed on homosexuality
nation for high-risk the allegations
confirms the success of the sion, were fired. AP Photo him werefor incendiary.
President. And the flameschildren of speculation were fanned
– was issued Friday
Bishop Eddie theLong
head of the “The evidence that has sur- But nowmore
even ACORN is in trouble.
by Long’s failure to deny
after the
Juliancharges, saying only,
was discovered AP Photo
group says. faced so far shows they faked Reporter:
“I’m not a There
perfectareman, at leastbut this thing
missing I’mafter
murders. Former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson
“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-
had,” Maude Hurd, president of
ACORN, said in an interview
with the AFRO.
Your History • Your Community
victim of fraud, not the perpetra- forms.
tor of it. • Your News
Hurd said the only things
Contest for Welch’s Seat Begins
boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the potentially fraudulent ACORN

Announcer: Massive voter

fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders.
father and estranged husband
of Julia, at his girlfriend’s
Southside apartment several
“When this The Afro-American
attack started, we Newspapers BymoreShernay Williams If selected to represent the Ninth District, his main
had justBaltimore
announced that Officewe had bogus are
• Corporate the charges them-
Headquarters paid than $800,000 to an Balfour’s mother, Michele, has
registered 1.3 million2519 new vot- selves. And factcheck. org AFRO Staff Writer
ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had concerns would be housing, education and employment, he
N. Charles Street said.
ers,” she said. “That’s just to say agrees. efforts. nothing to do with the slayings.
Baltimore, MarylandIt21218-4602
that someone’s running scared concluded, “Neither PressuringTwobanksmen are expected
to issue risky to speakBalfour
at City Hall Jan. 4 in Johnson, a human rights activist and community
remains a suspect in Jason Hudson
because of ACORN’s success.” • Fax:ACORN1-877-570-9297
nor its employees have a showdown
loans. Nationwidetovoter claim the Baltimore City Council’s empty
fraud. organizer, is also eyeing the district’s top spot—for a second
McCain, who is running
for been found guilty of, or even NinthObama.
Barack District Bad seat.
judgment. time. He challenged Welch in the 2007 election, coming in
president on the Republican tick- charged with, casting fraudulent William Too
Blind ambition. “Pete”riskyWelchfor and Michael Eugene Johnson second.
et, lashed
Founded out atbyACORN
John Henry in the Murphy votes.”Sr., August 13, 1892 will vie for the position vacated by veteran legislator Agnes
America. His first priority if selected, he said, would be to
finalWashington Barack EmeritaThe
debate againstPublisher problemL.came
- Frances MurphyaboutIIpri- Welch after her recent retirement. The chosen candidate will reorganize the district’s defunct community associations and
Obama, contending the group “is marily because of the way serve the remainder
Since McCain’s comments, of her term, which runs through 2011. SQUARE push their agenda at City Hall. HIGH
Chairman of theperpetrat-
Board/Publisher ACORN- John J. Oliver,
Rather Jr.
on the verge of maybe operates. than ACORN’s During the hearing,
87 offices have been scheduled for 6 p.m., members of the He says it is “unfortunate” that the Council is considering
Executive Assistant
frauds -inTakiearelyHinton - 410-554-8222
on volunteers, it pays peo- bombarded with threats nominating
ing one of the greatest Council’s vacancy committee will interview the Pete Welch for his mother’s seat. “If you look at the district
voter history in this country,
Receptionist - Wanda Pearsonple, many of them poor or unem- racist
- 410-554-8200 mail.
men. The event will be televised live on TV25. and know that he was grandfathered in, you would think:
maybe destroying the fabric of ployed, to sign up new voters. The day after the presidential
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales The council will likely choose a successor within a week, ‘What was he doing as her aide for all these years?’” he said.
democracy.” The idea was to help both those debate, vandals broke into the
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289 city sources say. Further details about the public hearing were “Not going down there (to vie for the vacancy) is, a non-partisan being registered and those doing organization’s Boston and Seattle
the registration. not immediately
offices and stole computers. available by AFRO deadline. disrespecting the people who thought I was a good choice…
Web site, found those claims to
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount
be “exaggerated,” with “no evi- - 410-554-8246
Maud explained, “We have a Welch, the son
After a Cleveland representative and longtime aid of the retired BREAD those people’s votes mattered,” heON
NOT added.
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235
dence of any such democracy- zero tolerance policy for deliber- appeared councilwoman,
on TV, an e-mail merelywas hinted at his desire to run for office Councilwoman Welch said she would like her son to
destroying fraud.”
Advertising Account Executive
ate falsification of registration.” sentduring
to the alocal
saying she with the AFRO. “You always assume her post in an interview with the AFRO prior to her
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274
Hurd believes the McCain Most news account neglect to “is consider going to have thoseherthings because you want to help the largest
life ended.” retirement.
charges were Director of Finance
politically motivat-- Jack point
Leisterout- 410-554-8242
that ACORN is amountinof
A worker people and
Providence, if you have been helping people all of
R.I., “I’ve had a son that’s been my aide for 20-something
ed. required
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265 by law to turn in all reg- your
received life,
a it presents
threatening call a great
say- opportunity to help even more LEFT
years, who knows…the process andRIGHT who’s been there, she
She said, “Because it’s low- istration forms. And they also fail ing,people,” “We know he you
saidget during
off work the interview. said. “So, I would want him to take my place.”
Community & Public Relations to note thatManager
and moderate-income people,
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243
it was the organiza- at 9” and Theuttered
epithets. accountant has worked as a part- Towson University professor John T. Bullock, an active
and people of color, I believe the tion, in many instances, that first time aide to his mother
A caller to one office left athroughout her 27-year career in the campaigner for the seat, has apparently chosen not to apply
McCain campaign thinks thoseEditorial brought the phony registrations Council.
message on the answering for the vacancy but will run in the 2011 city elections.
voters are goingExecutive
to vote Editor - Talibah Chikwendu
to the attention of authorities. machine, saying: “Hi, I was just
Democratic, which is not E-mail:
The McCain camp apparently calling to let you know that

2010 a Stormy Year in Baltimore

sarily true.” Managing Editor - Kristinisn’t Gray - 410-554-8277
interested in those fine Barack Obama needs to get
ACORN isBureau Chiefto- Zenithapoints,
no stranger - 202-332-0080,
Prince preferring ext. 119
to air mislead- hung. He’s a (expletive deleted)
controversy. E-mail:
ing ads that seek to link Obama nigger, and he’s a piece of
For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting Continueddeleted).
(expletive from A1 You guys are
Global Markets
organization has fought
Director for social
- Benjamin his political support.
M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220 fraudulent, and
operational through you need to go to
summers pioneering community leader her in the primary. The
and economic justice for
low- McCain: I’m John McCain hell. All the niggers on oak trees.
end. and business giant behind gubernatorial race fell in
and moderate-income and I approveManager this message. They’re gonna get all hung hon-
Washington Circulation/Distribution The Black community Parks Sausage. 1 BANANA Martin O’Malley’s lap,
Americans. With Edgar400,000
Brookinsmem- Announcer:
- 202-332-0080, Who is Barack
ext. 116 eys, they’re going to get assassi-
ber familiesBaltimore into more Obama? A man
organized Circulation/Distribution with “a political nated, suffered losses
they’re gonnain the
get deaths
killed.” Statewide and some city but not before Republican
of Elias Dorsey Jr.,
Another message said, “You one of the elections came in autumn. challenger Robert
than 1,200 neighborhood Sammychap- Graham - baptism
410-554-8266performed at warp
ters in 110 cities nationwide, speed.” Vast ambition. After col- liberal 12 founders of Iota(expletive
idiots. Dumb Phi Theta Baltimoreans questioned Ehrlich’s camp tried
Production Department - 410-554-8288 Fraternity and abums.longtime the effectiveness of state’s to swindle Democratic
ACORN has over the years seen lege, he moved to Chicago. deleted). Welfare You
its share of criticism while advo- Became a community organizer. Baltimore
guys administrator;
just (expletive deleted) attorney veteran Patricia voters with controversial
cating for affordable housing, Washington Office
There, Obama met Madeleine John to
come H.ourMurphy,
consume Jessamy despite the city’s robocalls, telling residents
Benning healthcare
Road,for Talbot, part D.C.
the • Washington,
N.E. of the 20002-4723
Chicago president
every natural and CEO of
resource theretheis, recent crime lows and voted to “stay home” and “relax.”
and while organ-Fax: branch
underserved—202-332-0080 of ACORN. He was so
1-877-570-9297 Afro-American
and make a lot of babies. Newspapers; That’s for political newcomer A week before
izing voter registration drives. General Manager
impressive that he was asked to andyou
all Raymond
guys do. AndHaysbert,
then suck the Gregg Bernstein to unseat Thanksgiving, a tornado
But none has been as withering train the ACORN staff.
Edgar Brookins - ext. 116
up the welfare and expect every- ripped through North
and baseless as this one. What
Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112 did ACORN in Chicago one else to pay for your hospital Baltimore leaving
With the presidential election engage in? Bullying banks. bills for your kids. I jus’ say let roughly 19,000 residents
than two weeks Service,
away,Home Delivery and Subscriptions:
Intimidation tactics. Disruption your kids die. That’s the best Before age five, every room is a classroom.
without power and
ACORN’s detractors allege410-554-8234 the of business. ACORN forced move. Just let your children die. Fun learningdwellers in 16 buildings
opportunities are everywhere. Simple things like
organization has engaged Customer in mas- banks to issue risky home loans. Forget about paying for hospital
bills for them. I’m not gonna do homeless. The Baltimore
counting and identifying shapes activate a child’s learning ability,
sive voter registration Billing fraud after The
Inquiries: same types of loans that
the reported discovery of bogus caused the financial crisis we’re it. You guys are lowlifes. And I
and help themchapter of the NAACPprepared. That’s why PNC
enter school more
Nights and Weekends: 410-554-8282 founded Grow Up elected its first
Great and female
its Spanish-language equivalent Crezca
names, such as Mickey Mouse in today. hope you all die.”
con Éxito, apresident
10-year, $100 million
since Enolia program to help prepare young
Hurd thinks the hate calls will
children for school and life. Pick up
McMillan after longtime a free bilingual Sesame Street™ AFRO File Photo
cease soon.
“Happy, Healthy, Ready for School”
leader Marvin “Doc” kit at a PNC branch. It’s filled
“In two weeks, I think these A 2tocents beverage tax was
attacks will be over. But I think it with all kinds of simple, everyday
Cheatham stepped down. things you can do help a child
learn. Together, we can work with our communitiesone of so several
an entire proposals to
will be harder for us to get our The Baltimore Teacher’s cut theup city deficit.
generation won’t just grow up... but grow great.
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the rights of low- and moderate-
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A4 The Afro-American, January 1, 2011 - January 7, 2011

Nonprofit Aims to ‘Amplify’ Baltimore

Community discussion series begins Jan. 8
By Gregory Dale Civic Frame’s “Amplify Baltimore,” folks in Baltimore to stop having thinking on a national platform. But
AFRO Staff Writer a quarterly series of community conversations about what we aren’t, before any of the organization’s
discussions that will explore some of what we’re not doing and what’s programs and events could convene
Despite Baltimore’s list the city’s most challenging issues. bad about the city,” Garrett said. in other cities, Garrett says that she
of socioeconomic issues and Kicking off Jan. 8, “Amplify “There’s a lot that’s great about wanted to ensure Baltimore was first.
challenges, April Yvonne Garrett, Baltimore” will combine some of the Baltimore and I think sometimes “My heart is here; I love this
founder and president of the national city’s major leaders with residents we get stuck in [our] culture of town and I love these people and
nonprofit organization Civic Frame, of the community to discuss issues complaint and I just got tired of it.” even when we’re not doing our best
believes the city retains a silver such as public health, urban farming, Garrett’s passion on the subject unto ourselves and for ourselves,
lining. neighborhood housing, financial is fueled by her love for her I think it’s really important for
“Every city has something literacy and more. hometown. After graduating from individuals who know better to
absolutely exquisite about it and I Garrett, a Baltimore native, Baltimore City College, she attended take a stand and demand better,”
think that there are so many things created the event after realizing and graduated from Columbia, Garrett said. “It’s something that I’m
exquisite about Baltimore,” Garret that the city was in need of a public Kenyon and Harvard universities. extraordinarily committed to.”
said during a recent interview with forum for citizens to interact to But ultimately, she moved back to
the AFRO. “But we as a people have discuss and solve major issues. Charm City and jumpstarted Civic The Amplify Baltimore series
to have a collective will to highlight Moreover, she explained that she Frame in 2002. will span throughout 2011 and
those things, stand for those things wanted to end complaints about Since its inception, Civic Frame will take place at the Maryland
and push them forward.” what the city is lacking. has encouraged civic participation Institute College of Art. For more Courtesy Photo
That’s why she’s spearheading “The big thing for me is to get through media arts and critical information, visit: April Yvonne Garrett

songwriting, guitar and piano playing talents. Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaigns. Lena Horne
She worked closely with mentor Rick James Celebrated for her beauty and talent, Lena
and was nominated for four Grammy Awards Teddy Pendergrass, 59 Horne appeared in films Cabin in the Sky
Continued from A2 throughout her career. In 2009, Marie was Noted for his soulful voice and sex symbol and Stormy Weather and began her career in
featured on an episode of TV One’s “Unsung” status, Teddy Pendergrass rose to the height entertainment as a teen at the famed Cotton
more than 30 years and he released more than series, which chronicles celebrity musicians of fame during the ‘70s and ‘80s with hits Club in New York. Despite her talent, racism
14 albums since 1975 as a solo artist and with who, despite their talents, never reached the like “Turn Off the Lights” and “Love T.K.O.” stifled Horne’s career and her film scenes were
his family ensemble. In July, after battling upper echelons of superstardom. He began his music career as the lead singer removed during theatre viewings in the South
pancreatic cancer, Hawkins died. for the group Harold Melvin and the Blue where African Americans could not appear
Some of the singer’s most memorable songs Ron Walters, 72 Notes and launched his self-titled solo album alongside White actors on screen.
include “Thank You,” “Holy One” and “Going For more than four decades, Dr. Ronald in 1977. Tragedy struck the crooner in 1982 Horne died in May after suffering heart
Up Yonder,” many which became popular Walters served the African-American after an automobile accident left him paralyzed failure.
Sunday selections in Black churches around community, the United States and the world as from the waist down, but Pendergrass
the country. The songs also helped Hawkins a consultant, teacher, writer, mentor and friend. continued to record music and eventually The AFRO also remembers:
earn an induction into the Gospel Music Hall His service came to a close Sept. 10, when he returned to the stage in 1985 for a Live Aid Jefferson Thomas, member of the “Little Rock
of Fame and the Trailblazer Award from lost a battle with cancer at Suburban Hospital concert in Philadelphia. Nine,” 68
publishing company BMI. in Bethesda, Md. In 1998 Pendergrass founded the Teddy Margaret Burroughs, founder, DuSable
In addition to his work as an artist, Hawkins Walters made his mark as a dedicated Pendergrass Alliance, a national organization Museum of African American History in
was the pastor and founder of the Love Center scholar, authoring and co-authoring more than dedicated to improving the lives of individuals Chicago and a celebrated artist, 93
Church in his hometown Oakland, Calif. 10 books and hundreds of academic articles with spinal cord injuries. Marva Wright, singer, 62
and commentaries. He was awarded the Ralph Ron Banks, singer, 58
Teena Marie, 54 Bunche Prize for his book Black Presidential Manute Bol, 47 Guru, rapper, 43
On Dec. 26, music lovers learned that Politics in America. He was also a political One of the tallest players to ever appear Hank Jones, musician, 91
Teena Marie – popular for hits like “Square consultant, serving as policy adviser to former in the NBA, Manute Bol was both an athlete
Biz” and “Lovergirl” had suffered a grand mal Ali-Ollie Woodson, 58
congressmen William Gray and Charles Diggs. and an activist. The Sudanese-born celebrity,
seizure and died at 54. Born Mary Christine Garry Shider, musician, 56
MedicareAd_5.5x10.5:Layout 1 11/12/10 1:25 PM PageHe
1 worked with a number of organizations and whose name means “special blessing,” was
Brockert in California, the “Ivory Queen Marvin Isley, singer, 56
served as director of public policy for the Rev. drafted by the Washington Bullets in 1985,
of Soul” was recognized for her singing, Solomon Burke, singer, 70
making him the first African-born player in the
NBA. He played basketball for 10 years and Shirley Verrett, singer, 79
along with the Bullets, was a member of the Jack Tatum, athlete, 61
An Important Message from Medicare Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and Al Goodman, singer, 67
Miami Heat. He is the only player in league James Moody, musician, 85
history to block more shots than he scored. Abbey Lincoln, singer, 80
Open Enrollment is November 15th to December 31st. Bol directed a number of charities and MaLinda Sapp, preacher and school chancellor,
events that raised money for his war-ravaged 43

homeland. He founded the Ring True Harold Dow, news correspondent, 62
Foundation, which raised funds for Sudanese Betty Peebles, senior pastor of Jericho City of
refugees. Praise in Landover, Md., 76

What’s New Census Reveal Blacks Leaving

Continued from A1

with Medicare
decade ago. But, according to Montgomery and Howard.” At the same time, America’s
Census Bureau data released In New York, the number once staggering population
Dec. 21 and cited by The of Blacks leaving the city growth also dipped to its
Washington Post, much of has exceeded the departure lowest in seven decades.
the increase is due to an of Whites since 2000, and But not to worry,
Even if you are perfectly happy with your Medicare Plan, ongoing influx of Hispanics as a result, that city has now according to a spokesman
and Whites moving into the suffered an overall decline in for the Washington, D.C.-
Open Enrollment is the time to compare what you have to city – a change brought on Black population for the first based Population Reference
all the choices available for next year. Maybe you can save by a gentrification process time in history, according to Bureau. “We have a youthful
money, get better coverage, or both. And don’t forget to that has forced many African GBM News. population that will create
Americans out of city The Post also reported that, population momentum
check out all the new benefits coming soon from the new neighborhoods. according to census data, Los through a large number of
healthcare law. Most people with Medicare will get free cancer According to the Post, Angeles has seen its Black births, relative to deaths,
screenings, wellness check-ups and a 50% discount on brand Blacks in the District face the population shrink from around for years to come,” bureau
prospect of being a population 18 percent in 1970 to 9.9 spokesman Mark Mather told
name prescription drugs if you enter the donut hole. minority in the city by the percent four years ago.
time of the next census in Though a growing number An updated, specific count
2020. of people are seeking out of the country’s African-
Visit us online to review your Implications are similar warmer climates, census American population will not
plan at in Maryland. The population results show that Blacks be available until February,
grew by almost 480,000 appear to be returning to when the Census Bureau will
residents, yet the Black family roots in the South or release demographic data
Call to get help from a trained population remained at 29 relocating to suburbs near the by states on a rolling basis
Medicare representative or learn percent. Whites make up only cities they are leaving. so their governments can
where you can get help locally 57 percent of Maryland’s The population shift could start the local redistricting
residents - a 5 percent dilute Black political power, process, according to a Census
at 1-800-MEDICARE decrease from the last census. which first grew from the spokeswoman.
(TTY 1-877-486-2048). That leaves Hispanics, who concentration of Blacks in “The figures we released
account for only 7 percent major urban jurisdictions, on Dec. 21 were only state and
of the state’s population but according to GBM News. national population numbers.
Check your mail for fueled 40 percent of the state’s “African Americans are a We haven’t released any other
the 2011 Medicare & You growth since 2000, according large part of the population information and it won’t be
handbook to review to Census data. in several of the states that released until next year,”
Audrey Singer, senior are losing representatives,” said spokeswoman Malkia
available Medicare fellow for the non-profit said Margaret Simms, a McLeod. “We don’t have
plans. public policy Brookings fellow at The Urban Institute numbers yet for any one group
Institution, said Maryland’s in Washington. “But they specifically, we just have an
population increase might are also a large part of the overall population number.
have to do with a “fairly population in several states The rest of that information
stable economy in the state, that will gain seats.” will be rolling out throughout
buoyed by the capital region The results of this year’s next year.”
and also the draw of suburban population count reveal that,
counties around Washington as of this past spring, the AFRO reporter Shernay
and Baltimore, most notably United States is a nation of Williams contributed to this
Prince George’s, but also more than 308 million people. report.
January 1, 2011 - January 7, 2011, The Afro-American A5

Around the World in 365 Days

International news in 2010
By AFRO Staff

Photo Courtesy American Red Cross

The New Year had barely Rubble remains one of the
started when Haiti was biggest obstacles in rebuilding
hit with a 7.0-magnitude Haiti after the January 2010
earthquake, with an epicenter earthquake that destroyed
just 16 miles from the nation’s much of the capital.
capital of Port-au-Prince. The
quake, reportedly the worst in
two centuries in the country,
impacted up to 3 million
people, according to the Red
The Haitian government
reported that approximately
230,000 people died, and over
a million were left homeless.
It also reported that 30,000
commercial buildings were no
longer usable.
The world wide response
to the crisis was amazing, Public sentiment
with a multitude of turned against BP
organization and government first lady of Haiti, and Jude and is awaiting trial. declared sealed by the U.S. after the summer oil
pledging money and other Célestin, candidate from the Many people are calling government on Sept. 19. spill that wreaked
resources to rescue people and current governing party. for the big oil conglomerate Freeing underground havoc on the Gulf
assist with rebuilding. This Jamaica was plunged BP to go on trial for the resources led to another Coast.
has not turned into a reality into civil unrest and the catastrophe that propelled disaster this year, but one
for the country – many of the government declared a it into this year’s review. with a much happier ending.
pledges resources have still state of emergency in two On April 20 the Deepwater On Aug. 5 a cave-in at the AP Photo
not been delivered. parishes in Kingston after Horizon drilling rig exploded, San Esteban copper and gold
Almost a year later, the shootings and firebomb killing 11 workers, injuring 17 mine, near Copiapo, Chile, attached to a probe sent in After 66 days, the longest
majority of those displaced attacks on police stations in others and starting what has trapped 33 miners. The by rescue crews. At the time miners are known to have
by the devastating earthquake May. According to reports, been described as the largest miners were able to make rescuers said they would survived being trapped,
still reside in shelters, in the attacks were related to oil spill in U.S. controlled their way to an underground be able to send in food and the workers, one at a time,
temporary tents and other keeping Christopher “Dudus” waters. The spill came from a shelter – about 2,300 feet supplies, but that it would emerged Oct. 12 from the
makeshift housing. Coke out of the hands of sea floor gusher that released down – where some supplies take months – because of the 28-inch diameter hole that
The earthquake was not authorities who’d finally an approximate average were kept. instability of the mine and the had been drilled and secured
the only reason Haiti was agreed to extradite him to the of 53,000 barrels daily for After 17 days, the miners depth of the trapped men – to for their rescue as the world
in the news this year. This United States as requested. 87 days. Until the well sent a note out to the surface get them out. joyously looked on.
was an election year for the Coke is wanted in the U.S. was capped on July 15, an
country, and the process as the leader of the Shower estimated 206 million gallons
was postponed because of Posse, a group allegedly of oil was released into the
the earthquake. Along with reponsible for murdering Gulf of Mexico.
senators and deputy seats to hundreds of people during The impact of this oil spill,
be selected, a new president cocaine wars in the 1980s. which easily surpassed the
was to be selected. Coke, 42, took over the gang volume of the Exxon Valdez
Recording artist Wyclef around 1991, after the death spill in 1989, continues. Oil
Jean made the news with a of his father and older brother. from the spill made it to the
bid to get on the ballot as a The United States first 125 miles of Louisiana coast
candidate for president, but request for Coke’s extradition and was found on Alabama,
failed because he did not meet was pushed aside by the Florida and Mississippi
the qualifications. But by the Jamaician govenment in 2009. barrier islands. A fisheries
time the rescheduled elections But in May it issued a warrant disaster for Alabama,
took place on Nov. 28, no for Coke’s arrest. Reportedly Louisiana and Mississippi
clear winner for president 70 people – civilians and was declared by the federal
emerged from the field of 18 police – were killed before government and a fishing
candidates for the office and Coke, who’d been barricaded ban remains in effect for
the result kicked off unrest in the Tivoli Gardens, was approximately half of the
in the country. The runoff apprehended at a checkpoint Gulf.
election is scheduled for on June 22. He appeared BP has agreed to foot
mid-January 2011 between in a U.S. Court on June 25, the entire cost for cleanup
Mirlande Manigat, a former entering a plea of not guilty effort and to pay all claims,
spending, so far, over $3.2
billion. While there is
2010 PATRIOTIC still much to be done, the
underwater well was officially
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Community Calendar
Dec. 31 show will begin at midnight. 2:30 p.m. Bring the kids to 2011 New Year’s Bash $75. For more information: The Church of the Lord’s
New Year’s Eve Spectacular For more information: 1-877- Howard County’s inflatable Nobles Bar and Grill, www.B-MOREaroundtown. Harvest will hold a festive
Inner Harbor, Pratt and 225-8366. party zone and celebrate the 1024 S. Charles St., com. community worship service
Light streets, Baltimore. new year with celebration Baltimore. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. and free breakfast for all
9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. The New Year’s Eve Countdown goodies and delicious pizza. Send out 2010 with a bang Watch Night Service 2010 attendees. The celebration
Motorettes, Baltimore’s & Pizza $9. For more information: and ring in the new year with and Breakfast will feature local guest
Motown sound, will Pump it Up of Elkridge, http://piunewyear.eventbrite. delicious food, delightful Church of the Lord’s musical artists as well as
perform at the Inner Harbor 7184 Troy Hill Drive, Suite com/. drinks, wonderful friends and Harvest, 11711 Laurel Bowie other creative art and worship
Amphitheater. The fireworks H, Elkridge, Md. 11 a.m.- lots of fun and enjoyment. Road, Laurel, Md. 10 p.m. expressions. For more
information: 240-294-4307.

Jan. 3
Get In Shape
Enoch Pratt Free Library,
Edmondson Avenue Branch,
4330 Edmondson Ave.,
Baltimore. 6 p.m. Enjoy
exercising and have fun
getting into shape. For more

information: 410-396-0946.

Jan. 4
2011 Imax Film Festival
Maryland Science
Center Imax, 601 Light St.,
Baltimore. Various times. At
this nine-week festival, the
Maryland Science Center’s
IMAX Theater will showcase
seven captivating films each
day on a rotating schedule.
The festival will conclude
on March 3. $8-25. For
more information: www.

Warm Wednesdays Open

5 Seasons, 830 Guilford
Ave., Baltimore. 9 p.m.-12
a.m. Witness the largest

open-mic poetry venue in the
area. $5-$10 p.m. For more
acy’s wishes you a joyous information: 410-207-9832.

celebration of creativity, family Expressions: Poetic Verse

Enoch Pratt Free Library,
togetherness and prosperity . Cherry Hill Branch, 606
Cherry Hill Road, Baltimore.
5-6 p.m. Learn to express
your thoughts, feelings and
emotions through poetry. For
more information: 410-396-

Jan. 6
Stroke Awareness
Enoch Pratt Free Library,
Govans Branch, 5714

Bellona Ave., Baltimore. Join
the library staff and MedStar
Health professionals as they
present valuable information
regarding knowing the

signs of stroke. For more
information: 410-396-6098.

Jan. 8

Book Talk: ‘The Integration
of Debate: Competing
Futures for American
Reginald F. Lewis

Museum, 830 E. Pratt St.,
Baltimore. 2 p.m. Discuss
the book The Integration
Debate with its contributing

authors. Museum admission
is required. For more
information: 443-263-1800.

Maxine Bigby Cunningham

Enoch Pratt Free Library,
Edmondson Avenue Branch,
4330 Edmondson Ave.,
Baltimore. 2 p.m. Author
Maxine Bigby Cunningham
will discuss her book
describing how walking can
help attain physical, mental,
emotional and spiritual well-
being. For more information:

Jan. 9
‘Fundi: The Story of Ella
Reginald F. Lewis
Museum, 830 E. Pratt
St., Baltimore. 2 p.m.
Examine the 1960s from the
perspective of civil rights
activist Ella Baker. Museum
admission is required. For
more information: 443-263-

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January 1, 2011 - January 7, 2011, The Afro-American B1

In celebration of the holiday season and as one of the many community-based

initiatives carried out through the year, the Gardner Law Group (GLG) of Baltimore
presented its “5th Annual Gardner Law Group Holiday Toy Drive.” For the past four
years, Paul W. Gardner, managing partner of the Gardner Law Group,
has orchestrated this festive charity event intended to collect
donations of new, unwrapped toys to distribute to underprivileged
families during the holiday season.
Despite the heavy snowstorm and traffic gridlock, over
600 attendees from all over the Maryland, District and
Virginia area came out to network, celebrate, and donate
toys, gifts and money to families in need.
“Thank you to everybody who made the Gardner
Photos by J.D. Howard Law Group Holiday Party & Toy Drive a HUGE success!
Takiea Hinton, We collected over 575 toys and had over 600 guests (on
BiBi McGill, Susan a snowy night that kept most people at home),” said
Smallwood and Gardner in a statement. “Special thanks to Gregg
Gregg Leakes Leakes, Bibi McGill, my wife Laverne Gardner,
my daughter Alexis Gardner, Susan Smallwood,
Anami Jordan Mahogany Jones, Rod Womack and all my staff!”
Orlanda J. Mayo Reggie Regg and performs Attendees included “Real Housewives of
Paul Gardner Atlanta” personality Gregg Leaks; Bibi McGill, lead
guitarist of Beyoncé’s all-female
band; Judge Karen Friedman;
Pat Turner of Turner
Construction and Tessa Hill-
Aston, president of the
Baltimore NAACP branch.

Tessa Hill-Aston Scott Phillips and Lanitra Jackson

J. Wyndal Gordon and Joe Aston LaRian Finney

The Baltimore County Alumnae Chapter (BCAC) of Delta Sigma Theta

Sorority introduced 21 debutantes and one beau to the community at
the chapter’s 24th Annual Beautillion-Cotillion at the Valley Mansion in
Four hundred guests, including sorority members, family and friends,
gathered to celebrate the event.
Singers entertain
Debutantes and The Beautillion-Cotillion is one of the chapter’s signature events. The
the audience
their escorts debutantes and beaus are either high school seniors or college
freshmen. They commit to five months of preparation
for the cotillion, including workshops on voter
registration, etiquette, health and wellness and
college preparation.
According to Barbara Crawley, BCAC president,
“It was a magical evening. We witnessed these
young people beginning a journey towards
independence and individuality.”
Sammie David, personal Debutante Kendall High school juniors participate as
Escorts await the Tubman and her father attendants to the debutantes and beaus.
chef, Dynamic Dishes
debutantes’ arrival Michael Tubman Melanie Harris, Felecia Wilson and
Ashley Rock
are the event

Photos by
A. Lois

Barbara Crawley, BCAC president (right) with

chapter member and junior attendants Relatives of debutante Briana Hamiel

On Dec. 11, members of men’s social

group Committee X-71 hosted their
annual holiday party at Martin’s West.
The event drew a large crowd, who
enjoyed dancing, socializing, music and
Photos by J.D. Howard

Delores Hannah enjoys

the holiday desserts Guests dance to the music
provided by XPD’s Band and
Show and a dee jay

Event dee jay

Scott Baylor

Camay Murphy
enjoys the
music Andre Draper,
Phylls Jones, Michael the Rev.
Woodlon, Roberta Scott and Toni Draper,
Donna Boardley Charles and
Pat Payne

Seated: Walter A. Harrington, Jeanette Harington, Mable

Martin’s West Seated- Fran Allen, Rodney Binx Watts, Edith
Young, Helen Hairston, Jimmy Walker and Margaret Walker.
chefs prepare Scott and Richard Scott. Standing - Tony
Standing: Ron Talulton, Linda Talulton, Ella Richardson,Ron
food for guests Hawkins, Paula Rome, Sandra and John Days
Richardson, Reva Lewrie and Arthur Lewrie
B2 The Afro-American, January 1, 2011 - January 7, 2011

Local Boy Scout Earns Group’s Top Rank
Friends, relatives, and fellow this ceremony, Malcolm Malcolm worked with other the country’s first memorial
Scouts recently joined Baltimore becomes the newest Eagle area scouts to catalogue the of its kind, and was planted in
City Scout Malcolm X. Dirton Scout in his troop, Troop 193 brass plaques placed at the 1919 to memorialize those who
at the Jewish Community Center chartered by Arlington Lewin base of each tree when planted fought in World War I. As a
on Park Heights for a special United Methodist Church. in the Memorial Grove in result of the group’s hard work,
ceremony officially bestowing For his Eagle Scout Baltimore’s historic Druid Hill it was discovered that 42 of the
the rank of Eagle Scout. With Leadership Service Project, Park. The Memorial Grove is original 56 markers are missing.

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

The 10 Best Black Books of 2010 (Non-Fiction) Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz – In what has been a
whirlwind year, musical couple Alicia Keys, 29, and Swizz
Beatz, 32, wed and had a son, Egypt Daoud, on Oct. 14.
By Kam Williams Dante Lee 12. Losing My Cool: How 18. Decoded by Jay-Z
Special to the AFRO a Father’s Love and 15,000 Paula Patton and Robin Thicke - Precious actress Paula
8. Create Dangerously: Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture 19. The First: President Patton, 35, and husband Robin Thicke, a 33-year-old R&B
1. The Grace of Silence: A The Immigrant Artist at Work by Thomas Chatterton Barack Obama’s Road to the singer, introduced the world to son Julian Fuego on April 6.
Memoir by Michele Norris by Edwidge Danticat Williams White House by Roland S.
Martin Martin Lawrence and
2. Brainwashed: 9. A Game of Character: 13. The Other Wes Moore: Shamicka Gibbs – Prince
Challenging the Myth of A Family Journey from One Name, Two Fates by 20. Do I Have to Be a George’s County native Martin
Black Inferiority by Tom Chicago’s Wes Moore Starving Artist in the 21st Lawrence, 45, wed longtime
Burrell Southside to Century? by Hisani Dubose girlfriend Shamicka Gibbs, 35,
the Ivy League 14. at a private ceremony in his Shamicka Gibbs and
3. Extraordinary, Ordinary and Beyond The History Beverly Hills home in July. Martin Lawrence
21. The Brand Within: The
People: A Memoir of Family by Craig of White
Power of Branding from
by Condoleezza Rice Robinson People by
Nell Irvin
Birth to the Boardroom by DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
4. The Next Big Story by 10. The Painter
Soledad O’Brien with Rose Presumption Saturday, January 15, 2011
Marie Arce of Guilt: The 15. 22. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter
to My Daughters by Barack 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Arrest of Children of Martin’s West - 6817 Dogwood Road
5. Black Faces in White Henry Louis Fire: A History Obama
Places: 10 Game-Changing Gates, Jr. of African- The Howard L. Cornish
Strategies to Achieve Success and Race, Americans by 23. Before Truth Set Me
Free by Vanessa “Fluffy” Metropolitan Baltimore
and Find Greatness by Class and Thomas C. Chapter of the Morgan State
Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Crime in Holt Murray-Yisrael
University Alumni
Robinson America Association will hold its 26th
by Charles Courtesy Image 16. Damn Near 24. America I AM: A
Journal edited by Clarence annual DR. MARTIN LUTHER
6. The New Jim Crow: Ogletree White: An African-American KING, JR. SCHOLARSHIP
Mass Incarceration in the Family’s Rise from Slavery Reynolds
BREAKFAST. Guest Speaker:
Age of Colorblindness by Honorable Mention to Bittersweet Success by Dr. David Wilson, President
Michelle Alexander Carolyn Marie Wilkins 25. Why Do I Have to Think
Like a Man? by Shanae Hall of Morgan State University.
11. The Warmth of Other Special performances by the
7. Black Business Secrets: Suns: The Epic Story of 17. SistahFaith: Real Stories MSU Choir and the MSU Jazz
500 Tips, Strategies, and America’s Great Migration of Pain, Truth and Triumph Ensemble.
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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.
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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
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BUILD YOUR BUSI- The scope of services would include conducting a thorough pavement The DBE goal is 25%
NESS with the DAILY condition assessment of every road segment via a windshield survey to
build a comprehensive condition data repository. The consultant should The proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise firms must be named
DONATE YOUR CLASSIFIED CON- have a state-of-the-art pavement management program for analysis, To place your ad, call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 262
and identified as a DBE within Item 6 of the Standard Form (SF) 255
VEHICLE RECEIVE NECTION. 5 Days Per budget optimization and project recommendations based on funding Public Notices $50.00 & up depending
in the spaces provided for identifying outside key consultants/associateson size
FREE VACATION Week Ad Placement levels. The final Pavement Management System report will also include anticipated for utilizationBaltimore Legal Notices are $24.15 per inch.
for this project.
VOUCHER. UNITED graphs, projected costs to maintain and improve the roadway infra- There is no flat rate — 1-800 (AFRO) 892
in 14 MAJOR DAILY structure, pavement performance prediction models, cost/benefit data,
BREAST CANCER and pavement condition index (PCI) data associated with each pavement Any submittal For
that does
Proofnotof include the proper
Publication, DBEcall
please participation will be ext. 244
NEWSPAPERS in disapproved for further consideration for this project.
FOUNDATION Free section. QC/QA measures of the survey data will be necessary. The
Washington, Maryland
Mammograms, Breast Department of Transportation will utilize the recommendations in the LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES
and DC for just $199.00 Pavement Management Report to develop their Capital Improvement Each firm submitting a LEGALSF 255 NOTICES
for consideration for a project is
Cancer Info www.ubcf. responsible for verifying that all DBE¬s to be utilized on the project are
per day! Call now for Program and Maintenance resurfacing schedule.
info FREE Towing, certified by the Office of Minority Business Enterprise, Maryland Depart-
Tax Deductible, Non- immediate ad placement Survey data must be provided to the Department of Transportation in a ment of Transportation prior to submitting the proposal. A directory of
Runners Accepted, 410-721-4000x19 or GIS format. The Department of Transportation will provide the vendor certified DBE¬s is available from the Office of Minority Business Enter-
1-888-468-5964 visit our website: www. with a street centerline in ESRI format. One of the deliverables will be prise at 410-865-1269. You may also access the directory at www.mdot.
to map all of the attributes gathered during the survey back to that centerline. The survey crew will be required to use a GPS enabled device
BUSINESS (laptop, tablet, or similar device) that is capable of displaying their current Non-Affiliation
OPPORTUNITY location in relation to the street centerline to accurately identify their
position while gathering data. Some GIS support may be required to A firm submitting a proposal may not use a DBE to meet a contract goal

update the centerline and its attributes prior to the survey beginning. if.
Project fees have been estimated at $700,000. The duration of the 1. The firm has a financial interest in the DBE.
NESS NEED MORE professional services contract is estimated to be two (2) years. One (1)
2. The firm has an interest in the ownership or control of the DBE.

FOOT TRAFFIC??? prime consultant will be awarded the contract.

Advertise with us in 3. The firm is significantly involved in the operation of the DBE (Article
over 97 newspapers Questions regarding this project should be directed to the Department 5, Subtitle 28-41).
across Maryland, Dela- Transportation’s Mr. Kirkland Gabriel at (410)396-6956.
of Transportation¬s

A firm submitting as a prime consultant that fails to comply with the

ware and DC. Reach 5.2 Firms interested in submitting a proposal for this project shall address requirements of Article 5, Subtitle 28 of the Baltimore City Code when
million readers weekly a Letter of Interest to the Office of Boards and Commissions, 751 Eastern executing a contract is subject to the following penalties; suspension of
for as little as $14.95 per Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 (FAX: 410-625-4667). a contract; withholding of funds; recision of contract based on material
paper in our 2x2 Display breach; disqualification as a consultant from eligibility to provide services
Ad Network. For more Each prime consultant applying for Project #1148 will be required to to the City for a period not to exceed 2 years; and payment for damages
complete and submit an original Federal Form 255 along with five (5) incurred by the City.
information contact us copies, to the Office of Boards and Commissions. The Federal Form
at 410-721-4000 x19 or 255 and the five copies must be submitted on or before 12:00 p.m. The information required for Item #7, Key Staff, is to be limited to fifteen
visit our website: www. (Noon) on 01-21-2011. (15) individuals who are proposed for performing significant productive time on the project.
Insurance Requirement
The consultant selected for the award of this project shall provide A one-page resume for each person listed as key personnel and/or
BUILDING professional liability, auto liability, general liability and worker’s
pensation insurances as required by the City of Baltimore. specialist, including those from DBE must be shown on the page provided
SERVICES within the application.
Prequalification Requirement
All prime architectural, engineering and surveying firms submitting a Out-of-State Corporations must identify their corporate resident agent
Valley National Loans within the application.
proposal for this project must be prequalified by the Office of Boards
Bills, Debts, Financial and Commissions for each applicable discipline at the time of submittal
problem! Let us help! for this project. Prequalification Certification information can be obtained Please be advised that for the purpose of reviewing price proposals and
Quick low rat Personal, by contacting the Office of Boards and Commissions at 410.396.6883 invoices, the City of Baltimore defines a principal of a firm as follows:
Business Auto Debt con- or via our website: and scroll
solidation, Home loan down the left side of the page. “Principal”isis any
A ∫Principal∫ any individual owing 5% or more of the outstanding stock
of an entity, partner of a partnership, a 5% or more shareholder of a
Bad credit ok. No ap- Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Requirements sub-chapter ∫S∫“S”Corporation,
Corporation, or an individual owner.
plication fee Apply call. It is policy of the City of Baltimore to promote equal business opportunity
1 877 674 6660 in the City¬s contracting process. Pursuant to Article 5, subtitle 28 of the Firms will not be considered for specific project if they apply as both a
Baltimore City Code (2000 Edition) - Disadvantaged Business Enterprise sub consultant and prime consultant.
(DBE) participation goals apply to this contract.
DONATIONS The applications for this project (Form 255) cannot be supplemented
The DBE goal is 25% with any additional information such as graphs, photographs, or-
AAAA** Donation The proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise firms must be named ganizational charts, etc. All such information should be incorporated into
DONATE YOUR CAR, and identified as a DBE within Item 6 of the Standard Form (SF) 255 the appropriate pages. Applications should not be bound. Applications
in the spaces provided for identifying outside key consultants/associates should simply be stapled in the upper left-hand-corner. Cover sheets
Free Pick-up/Tow, anticipated for utilization for this project. should not be included. Inclusion and/or submittal of additional material
Any Model or Condi- will result in the applicant being disqualified from consideration for this
tion, Any submittal that does not include the proper DBE participation will be Project.
IRS Tax Deductible. disapproved for further consideration for this project.
Help Underprivileged Failure to follow directions of this advertisement or the application may
Each firm submitting a SF 255 for consideration for a project is cause disqualification of the submittal.
Children. responsible for verifying that all DBE’s
DBE¬s to be utilized on the project are
Outreach Center certified by the Office of Minority Business Enterprise, Maryland Depart- Mari B. Ross
1-800-601-7171 ment of Transportation prior to submitting the proposal. A directory of Executive Secretary
certified DBE¬s is available from the Office of Minority Business Enter-
prise at 410-865-1269. You may also access the directory at www.mdot.
January 1, 2011 - January 7, 2011, The Afro-American B7

People are raving hospitality suite

about the star- for more dancing
studded Christmas and partying. The
party attorney Paul champagne, food
and Martina Gardner and drinks flowed
hosted at Paul’s palatial downtown office. We partied throughout the suites to live endlessly. Guests kicked off their shoes, reflected over the night’s events. Great seeing
entertainment performed by the incomparable singer Beretta, rap artist Los and hip- Charles and Marcia Owens, Luwanda and Brian Jenkins, Mabel and Teddy Murray,
hop artist Lola Monroe. The aromatic scents of Asian cuisine created by Dynamic Barbara Love, Nichele Vaughan, James and Pat Waddy, Tim Betts, Ellen Chittams,
Dish chefs produced an exotic atmosphere. “Are the stars out tonight?” Beyoncé’s Clay Hewitt and Omega Basileus Eric and Jamilla Clark “dancing the night away.”
lead guitarist BiBi McGill, “Larry King Show” producer Judith Thomas, Del. Dan
Morheim, Carolina Kitchen owner Lance London, Velvet Rope nightclub owners “Don’t stop till you get enough.” After the 100 Black Men’s Christmas brunch with
Tracey Stafford and Monica Blakney, several “Goodfellas” cast members, and “Real Sen. McFadden, Jerrelle Francois, Debbie and Claude Parker, Valerie Grant, Joyce
Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Gregg Leakes were among the celebrities Smith, Jay Howard, Selena Redd, John Bryant, Geneva Sparks, Louis Brandon, Alice
walking the red carpet. Baltimore’s A-List guests Marcy Crump, LaRain Finney, Tessa Cole and John Howard, we headed east to the Poets annual Christmas party. “I see
and Joe Aston, Garland Perkins, Thomas Phillips, Takiea Hinton, Scott Phillips, Susan the party lights.” President Carl Beasley and the Poet members had the club festively
Smallwood, Marsha Jews and attorneys Granville Templeton and J. Wyndal Gordon decorated with balloons, lights and plenty of food and good cheer.
were among the 800 guests “partying with a purpose.” “You bring me joy.” Paul and “Give me a pig-foot and a bottle of beer.” People say a chicken has a short life,
Martina were overwhelmed as the rooms overflowed with toys donated by the guests but what about the pig? I tell you, this holiday season I ate everything on the pig but
for needy children. the oink. The pig feet and minced barbecue Carl cooked was lip-smacking good. I
“The party’s jumping, everyone’s having a good time.” Columbia’s Tau Pi Chapter laughed when I realized I was sucking the bone and I don’t like pig feet.
of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity kicked off their centennial celebration at the BWI “Go West, Young Man!”- John B. L. Soule. I love the eastside. Years ago, the
Marriott to an enthusiastic crowd of partygoers “groovin” to the sounds of Panama hottest nightspots in Baltimore – Lamppost, Wooden Nickel, Birdcage, Federal
Band. “The dance floor you could hardly move.” Once the music started, people Lounge and Kozy Korners – were in East Baltimore. When eastside’s Selena Redd,
stayed on the floor dancing the latest dance craze, the “wobble.” Willard Wright and I get together, we joke that west-siders come east but east-siders
“Step Step Step to the left.” Just when you thought “the party’s over,” here comes don’t cross Charles Street. Did I hear someone say, “you got that right?” If you see
“the atomic dog.” We circled the dance floor to watch the Omegas step. “Those were Selena in West Baltimore other than at Martin’s, holla!
the days.” The look of admiration on the faces of the seasoned Omegas was priceless Continue to keep the Queen of Soul Aretha “ReRe” Franklin in your prayers that
as they reminisced. “Dr. Feelgood” will have her feeling like “a natural woman.”
“Just came here to chill.” Event chairman Samuel Williams invited guests to the Read more Living for the Weekend at

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