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Bowie Bulldogs Extend Character Education Michael Williams Out

Winning Streak B8 Special Section insert Front for Tea Party A2

Settlement Impacts

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
Pr. George’s SWAT Tactics
By AFRO Staff and Prevention have created a format
that requires SWAT teams statewide
Prince George’s County and to make specified reports to the
Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo Governor’s Office of Crime Control
have reached a settlement in a suit and Prevention every six months.
over the unlawful shooting of Calvo’s On July 29, 2008, Prince George’s
two dogs during a raid on his home in County Sheriff deputies raided
2008. Calvo’s house after a shipment of
As a part of the settlement, Calvo marijuana was delivered to Calvo’s
will be paid an undisclosed sum of address. The deputies barged into
money, but he’s also leveraged the Calvo’s house, handcuffing Calvo, his
situation to change how SWAT teams wife and mother-in-law and shooting
his two Labrador
Police officials
Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, shown with Missouri elementary school children in this March 4, 2005
later determined that
file photo, is the new chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.
package was sent

CBC Chair Shares Insight

by drug traffickers
who would send
packages to random
addresses and pick

for Session
them up outside the
addressee’s home.
Despite being cleared
in the controversy,
former Sheriff By Andrea L. “Aunni” Young help improve the ability of Black goal of creating jobs. One of the
Michael Jackson Special to the Afro elected officials to support their major problems with the last two
Courtesy Photo maintained that his constituencies. It is also “at the years is our inability to demonstrate
Ad release dissuading county residents from deputies did the right The 112th Congress has forefront of legislative campaigns to the American public ... that
voting for Michael Jackson after mishandling the thing when they convened with a new chairman for for human and civil rights for we were pushing for jobs. They
Calvo raid. shot Calvo’s dogs. the Congressional Black Caucus, all citizens,” according to the didn’t see it. We’ve got to support
Jackson told the Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II. Coming organization’s website. the president on any plan that he
operate in the county—in particular, Washington Post that his officers were to the House of Representatives Shortly after taking the office of brings forth to create jobs. We will
how it deals with animals and “no- compromised when Calvo’s mother- for his third term from Missouri’s chair, Rep. Cleaver answered a few begin this [immediately], sending
knock“warrants. in-law, Georgia Porter, screamed out Fifth District, he serves on the questions for the AFRO. communications to the White
Also as a result of the incident, “SWAT” so his officers had to run Financial Services Committee, House about the need for summer
the Maryland General Assembly into the house. Homeland Security Committee and Q: What are some of the core jobs for youth.
and Gov. Martin O’Malley passed He said Porter “corroborated that the Speaker’s Select Committee on issues you would like to see the  
a law requiring more oversight she did scream out ‘SWAT.’ She Energy Independence and Global CBC focus on during your term? Q: What concerns does the
for SWAT teams in the state. The admitted to that, and [Calvo] admitted Warming.   CBC have with the outcome of the
Police Training Commission and to hearing that upstairs in the house. The Congressional Black Chairman Cleaver: We are Census?
Governor’s Office of Crime Control Continued on A4 Caucus was formed in 1971 to going to help the president in his Continued on A5

County Accountability Task Another Crisis at the Top of

Force has Tough Task Forest Heights Leadership
By George Barnette
Hear the AFRO on The Daily By George Barnette At the end of the process, it will
AFRO Staff Writer
Drum, Wednesday at 7 p.m. AFRO Staff Writer provide recommendations to
the county council and County
Once again, the town of Forest
With Prince George’s County Executive Baker.
Heights has disciplined its chief
being placed under the microscope That task is easier said than
executive over improprieties in office.
after the Jack Johnson scandal, done. The scope of the problems
According to reports, Mayor Andrea
county officials sought to find a facing the county is huge – possibly
McCutcheon has been accused of
way to clean up county bigger than even some
spending town funding without council
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government. That effort of the board members

led to the creation of know, several of the
The suspension comes at a pressing
the Accountability, members admitted.
time for the small town hugging the
Compliance Integrity At one point during
Prince George’s/District of Columbia
(ACI) Advisory Board. the meeting, Schmoke Courtesy Photo/Forest Heights Government
line, which is already dealing with a Forest Heights Mayor Andrea
At its first meeting, asked if it were just
myriad of issues. McCutcheon has been suspended
Jan. 29, it realized it a pay-to-play issue,
Forest Heights is one of the through the rest of her term.
had much work to do. but the response he
communities stricken by the violence
Sitting on the board, received let him now
that plagued the county during the the cameras were for the safety of
as chair, is former that fraud inside the
first half of January. Terrance Calvin people trying to cross the busy Indian
Baltimore Mayor Kurt county’s government
Hunter, 30, was shot and killed at Head Highway.
Schmoke as chair, may go beyond that.
Former Baltimore Southview Apartments on Jan. 5. “This statistic shows that Operation
joined by retired Prince Mayor Kurth “I think it’s a
Someone has been arrested in Get Home Safe is effective in
George’s County problem and it’s a big
Schmoke is chair that case, but Forest Heights Police getting drivers to slow down and in
Circuit Court Judge problem,” Shapiro
of the new Prince Chief Lt. Frank R. Webb has recently promoting public safety in town,” said
William Missouri replied. “I think our
George’s County warned residents of a rise in auto McCutcheon in a statement.
as vice chair. Also mandate is broader
Accountability, thefts and police impersonators in the McCutcheon’s issues make this
on the committee than that. I think that’s
Compliance Integrity community. three of the last four Forest Heights
are Patricia Adams, what’s in the news
Advisory Board. Residents are also up in arms over mayors to be disciplined and the
commissioner with the most. There’s lots and
speed cameras installed in the town. second time over the misuse of funds.
Maryland Workers’ Compensation lots of data to support there’s a pay-
Many took the municipal government In 2006, former mayor Myles Spires’
Commission; Linda Botts, a top aide to-play culture.”
to task over the cameras, but officials was suspended from September
to former County Executive Wayne Adams went even further than
said it was necessary for safer travel. through December over allegations
Curry, and former Councilman Peter Shapiro saying she still needed
When the cameras were initially that he misused funds. As a result,
Shapiro, D.-Dist. 2. to familiarize herself with how
installed early last summer, the number the town changed its charter so that
The ACI Advisory Board the different agencies within the
of citations issued peaked at about mayoral terms were limited to two
will look into all areas of county county’s government conduct
1,500 per week, but decreased to about years.
government, reviewing oversight business. “I need to educate
1,000 in mid-July. McCutcheon, Spires was cleared of the charges
and looking at best practices from myself,” Adams said. “We need to
Join the AFRO on who noted the cameras generated an but filed suit against the town in June
local, state and federal agencies. Continued on A4
Twitter and Facebook estimated $1 million in revenue, said Continued on A5

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AFRO National Briefs

Bow-Tied Cowboy Carries the U.S. Senate. The bow
and cowboy boots. He has
dismissed global warning as a
problem and wants a limited
being treated for drug and
alcohol dependency and left
the Origins Recovery Center
role for the Environmental in Texas against the advice of
Tea Party Backing in Run tie-clad, boot-shod Black
Protection Agency, endorses his doctors. His treatment at
for Senate Texan said Jan. 25 that he
oil drilling in the Gulf of the facility was funded by the
Retiring Texas Railroad wants to bring his starkly
Mexico and along both the “Dr. Phil” TV show, which
Commissioner and tea party conservative views—
East and West coasts and released a statement following
favorite Michael Williams including no preferential
favors strict controls on his leave, according to CBS
has decided to run for treatment for Blacks in higher
immigration. News.
“We’ve got to go and drill “Ted was given the chance
for American energy wherever to voluntarily enter a drug
we have American energy. Courtesy Photo rehabilitation facility in order
Your History • Your Community • Your News We’ve got to drill for it on to help him deal with his
David Kato
The Afro-American Newspapers the west coast, the east coast, dependency on drugs and
Baltimore Office • Corporate Headquarters the eastern part of the Gulf of alcohol. In that it is voluntary,
2519 N. Charles Street T-shirts with Kato’s picture
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4602
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Mexico, the Rocky Mountains on them, stormed the podium, the decision to remain in
410-554-8200 • Fax: 1-877-570-9297 Michael Williams and oh by the way, drill in grabbing the microphone. treatment is Ted’s to make,” [Alaska],” Williams said at a Condemnation of Kato’s the statement read in part.
education, acceleration of oil Conservative Political Action death is strong in Uganda’s “We certainly hope that he
Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892 exploration in coastal areas Conference, according to The gay community, with many continues his commitment to
Washington Publisher Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II and a reduced role for the Dallas Morning News. blaming it on hatred, while sobriety, and we will continue
Chairman of the Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr. federal government in public “We’ve got to bring the the authorities called the death to help and support him in
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222 policy—to the Senate. nukes back. We haven’t built the result of a robbery. any way that we can. We wish
Receptionist - Wanda Pearson - 410-554-8200 If successful, he would be a nuclear power plant since “David’s death is a result him well.”
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales the first African-American 1979.” of the hatred planted in Sources told TMZ that
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289 Republican senator in Uganda by U.S. evangelicals Williams left the rehab
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount - 410-554-8246 over 30 years. The last Ugandan Gay Rights in 2009,” Val Kalende, center and was on his way to
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235 Black Republican senator Activist Beaten to Death the chairwoman of one of the airport. The report also
Advertising Account Executive was Edward Brooke of Violence erupted in Uganda’s gay rights groups, revealed that his girlfriend is
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274
Massachusetts, who lost a re- Mukono, Uganda at the said in a statement to the New currently receiving treatment
Director of Finance - Jack Leister - 410-554-8242
election bid in 1978. funeral of gay rights advocate York Times. “The Ugandan at a rehab center in Costa
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265
Williams announced his David Kato, two days government and the so-called Mesa, Calif.
Community & Public Relations Manager
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243
retirement from the railroad after the Ugandan activist U.S. evangelicals must take Williams, 53, became
commission Jan. 24, after 11 was beaten to death with a responsibility for David’s an Internet sensation after a
Executive Editor - Talibah Chikwendu years in the post. hammer Jan. 26. blood.” Columbus Dispatch reporter
E-mail: Williams adopted the The religious rite was Kalende believes Kato’s filmed him panhandling on
Managing Editor - Kristin Gray - 410-554-8277
Washington Bureau Chief - Zenitha Prince - 202-332-0080, ext. 119 bow-ties and boots as a prank punctuated by a denunciation picture in a Ugandan the side of the road, according
E-mail: while serving as assistant of homosexuality from the newspaper in October with to CNN. After the video was
Global Markets secretary of education in the pulpit by the pastor, and the the words “Hang Them” posted on the popular video
Director - Benjamin M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220 1990s for President George refusal of congregants in the printed next to it led to site YouTube, the homeless H.W. Bush as a way of easing village to bury Kato. Kato’s death. The Ugandan Williams became the subject
Washington Circulation/Distribution Manager
Edgar Brookins - 202-332-0080, ext. 116 tension when he appeared “The world has gone parliament is considering of several news stories as
Baltimore Circulation/Distribution Manager before a Senate committee crazy,” the pastor said, making homosexuality a people across the nation
Sammy Graham - 410-554-8266 hearing in front of hostile according to Reuters. “People crime punishable by death. became fascinated with his
Production Department - 410-554-8288 Democrats. are turning away from the deep baritone voice and his
“I wanted to bring a scriptures. They should turn ‘Golden Voice’ Ted Williams intriguing story.
Washington Office light moment to the hearing, back, they should abandon Checks Out of Rehab
1917 Benning Road, N.E. • Washington, D.C. 20002-4723 be humorous,” he told the

AP Photo/Drew
202-332-0080 Fax: 1-877-570-9297 what they are doing. You Ted Williams, the
General Manager
website The Daily Beast. “We cannot start admiring a fellow homeless man who rose to
Edgar Brookins - ext. 116 had a very confrontational man.” fame in early January for his
Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112 hearing anyway. But I had Those statements drew a “golden voice,” reportedly left
Customer Service, Home Delivery and Subscriptions: bought all these bow ties….” sharp reaction from a crowd substance abuse rehab after
410-554-8234 But the buzz about of 300 people that included receiving less than two weeks
Customer Williams goes beyond about 100 gay supporters. of treatment. According to a
Billing Inquiries: 410-554-8226
Nights and Weekends: 410-554-8282
conservative neckware Gay activists, some wearing
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Pepco’s Post-Storm Performance Prompts Outrage

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
By positively
Zenitha Princeidentified Suburban
outage in with Illinois license
the dark.” He statedthe
Tribune, at boy
the hadtime,been shot
“It is her nephew. In her MySpace
AFRO Washington Bureau Chief Pepco spokesman multiple times in the
incredibly important that we back seat blog,“Itshe
is thanked
an initialfans
stepand sup-
of the vehicle. The SUV, regis- porters for their prayers and
Clay Anderson Sr. said do not go through again what toward holding our power
tered to Hudson’s murdered offered a $100,000 reward to
The last of the 210,000 the company understood we experienced in February companies to account for
brother, was towed with the anyone who returned the boy
Pepco customers that lost O’Malley’s frustration. “We and July
boy’s bodyand August.
inside and isWhile
being their recent failures to prevent
their electricity after the do understand his feelings,” Pepco may be focused
processed by evidence techni- on outages
Since and to repair them
the investigation,
Jan. 26 snow storm were he told the AFRO, “and these and
cians individual
workers.storms,The bodywe as soon as possible,”
Hudson – who gained stardom said
brought back to light on the Pepco will address the can’t afford to stop there.
was later removed and taken to Councilmember Bowser
after appearing on “American
afternoon of Jan. 31. That governor’s concerns and the We Cook
the have County
to figureMedical
out why in a statement.
Idol,” and then won “Frequent,
lapse in service has prompted concerns of our customers Pepco power
Examiner’s office. outages occur Academy Award forover
sustained outages the in
her role
an outcry from area officials and other legislative leaders.” regularly, on even
Hudson and other family the nicest Pepco, the main utility company in the Washington, last year, especially
the movie Dreamgirls – has during
and residents, who expressed By way of explanation, of days, threatening
members arrived at thelife, Medical D.C. metro area, has been criticized for its response to periodsout
stayed ofofextreme
the publicweather,
their outrage in letters and Anderson said that while inconveniencing
Examiner’s office families,
mid-after- power outages after major snow storms last year and have
Thethreatened the welfare
Chicago Tribune report-
phone calls to the company, Pepco had made preparations and costing
noon our the
to identify businesses
body. Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew.
this year. AP Image of that
ed thousands
a paradeofofDistrict
cars moved
in online forums and in the to deal with post-storm millions.” 
Given the choice between look- residents
slowly pastwhoher cannot
A spokesman
which has been for the office
studying the the murders
to “fine but isfor
utilities being
poorheld in
pages of area newspapers. damage, this storm proved ing After
directly last
at week’s
the body or
told the newspaper that Hudson jail alternatemorning,
Monday accommodations.
past the
In a tersely written different. “The reason why viewing
storm, the it on a wall-mounted
group invited matter. performance and directafter
for parole violation those news
This vans,
measure reporters andtocuri-
is a step
Jan. 29 letter addressed to this storm was different Courtesyis Photos residents and businesses As a companion to his Jan. payments back to the protect these ous onlookers.
Jennifer Rigby,
Hudson chairman
and her of mom,because
Darnell it was a heavy,who
Donerson wet “She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”
to share feedback online 29 complaint to Pepco, Gov.
O’Malley also sent a letter
affected ratepayers.”
In Washington, D.C.,
the Pepcostood
quietly and
was killed,Holdings, as wellMaryland snowJason.
as her brother, that came down very on Pepco’s Service and the spokesman, said the utility
to the PSCstrong
calling reflected on the
Gov. Martin O’Malley rapidly Wednesday night,” impact of power outages.
video screen, the family chose “remained forforheranfami- being convicted ofMuriel
Councilmember attempted plans to do better, pointing
expressed “frustration” and he said. And the nature immediate hearing on Pepco’s Bowser,and D-Ward 4, hijack-
the body of her 7-year-old plate X584859 was foundand on Thatlatter.
the information
According willtobe
the ly” and was clearly its leader. murder vehicular to In
of thereliability
“anger” at the utility’s lag in speed of the downpour, post-storm performance and, introduced legislation onshow
nephew Monday, just hours Chicago’s West Side after Tribune, Hudson said, of
incorporated in a set “Yes, “She held hands with her fami- ing. Cook County records enhancement
home, men in heavy plan, but results
restoring power he said, he plans tosaid.
introduce 1 that
he would
pleadedrequire power
after his body wasoutages,
found initsa combined
police withasnarls
received 7 a.m.ofcall recommendations
that’s him.” on how to ly,” the spokesman “It that guilty to both will take some time.
and hooded sweatshirts came to “We’re
seemingly “slow response in traffic prevented work crews improve the utility’s service legislation
was in the
obviously Maryland
a very emotional companies,
charges in the
in 1999. Heevent
was also onlythe
kiss sixtwin
whiteinto that plan
crosses bar-

ACORN Fights Back

requesting assistance from to get out to neighborhoods that would be submitted to General Assembly that calls
moment.” of outagesinthat
convicted 1998 last
posses- and we’re asking patience
ing the names of Donerson and
other jurisdictions,” and on the first night. Pepco and the Maryland on The
the Commission
boy – the son to of adopt
Julia thanof
sion 24a hours, to reimburse
stolen motor vehicle. from our customers [because]
its breakdown in customer “After that because of the Public Service Commission, enhancedJennifer’s
Hudson, reliability standards
sister – had affected
He customers
was released fromfor the in
prison as “Everybody
we move forward is sick they will
of going
communications. heavy snow on limbs and tree Pepco’s regulatory authority, and enables
been missing the authority
since Friday, “reasonable”
2006 costseven
after serving of hotel
years see positive, tangible
Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
through stuff like Artisha
“Despite earnest promises, branches, branches continued when a relative found Julian’s for the attempted murder and West, a former resident of the
numerous press releases, and to
grandmother, Darnell car hijacking charges.
andfall afterCowboys
the storm. area told the Tribune. “We all
By Alan King Dallas players No wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The boy remained missing
even a six point
AFRO Staff Writer plan, families Consequently
Tony Romo andpower Terrell lines
Owens, fell trying to distance him from the
have to stick together. All these
Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend in
in our State woke up, for the as well,” Anderson
among the names submitted to continued. group, saying, “Barack Obama in his grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers
young children are dying, and
third morning candidate
Presidential in a row, Johnto a Therefore,
election officials.when Pepco utility Never Organized with ACORN.” the 7000 block of South Yale
for what?”
cold, dark house,
McCain’s attack on ACORN – with Pepco workers made
Hurd said those it out into who
workers, But Obama’s ties to ACORN run Avenue.
advising them
Associated Community that service affected communities,
were doing those things without initial long and deep. He taught classes An Amber Alert – a desig-
should be restored
Organization for Reform Now – by 11 p.m. assessments had
ACORN’s knowledge or permis-to be revised for ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk missing
confirms thenight,”successheofwrote.
the as they
sion, were found
fired.more damage him for President. children – was issued Friday
“Five days inthe
organization, thehead
dark of is
the than expected.
“The evidence that has sur- But now ACORN is in trouble. after Julian was discovered
group says. not acceptable.” faced“As so we got into
far shows theysmaller
faked Reporter: There are at least missing after the murders.
O’Malley also compared
“This is testimony to the work communities
forms to get paid daysfor later
work we they 11 investigations across the Police arrested William
we’ve utility,
donewhich provides
and success we’ve found
didn’t do, outnot that
to there was
stuff ballot country involving thousands of Balfour, the missing boy’s step-
had,” Maude
electricity toHurd,
778,000 president of boxes.” ACORN,
additional she said, is the
damage—more potentially fraudulent ACORN father and estranged husband
ACORN, said
homes and businesses inin an interview victim of fraud,
tree limbs that pulled not the perpetra-
down forms. of Julia, at his girlfriend’s
with the AFRO. tor of it. Announcer: Massive voter
Washington, D.C., and more wires, and more wires Southside apartment several
“When this attack started, we
nearby suburbs in Maryland’s were
had just announced that we had
Montgomery and Prince
registered 1.3 million new vot- that
Hurd said the only things
are the charges
selves. And factcheck. org
in the snow
Saving money.
fraud. And the Obama campaign
paid more than $800,000 to an
ACORN front for get out the vote
hours after the murders.
Balfour’s mother, Michele, has
George’s counties, told reporters that her son had
otherto say the Pepco spokesman said.
ers,” she said.
power companies
that someone’s running scaredin the
“So Ititconcluded,
was a combination
“Neither of
So easy you can do it Jason Hudson
Pressuring banks to issue risky
nothing to do with the slayings.
Balfour remains a suspect in
region and seemed to find several events
ACORN nor its employees which causedhave loans. Nationwide voter fraud.
in your...well you know.
because of ACORN’s success.”
Pepco wanting.
McCain, who is running for us to take a little
been found guilty of, or evenlonger than Barack Obama. Bad judgment.
president can’t Pepco perform
the Republican tick- we had with,
charged originally
fraudulent Blind ambition. Too risky for
et, its fellow
lashed out utilities
at ACORN do?inTo the But while this storm may
votes.” America.
date, BGE (Baltimore
final debate against Barack Gas & haveThebeen problemdifferent, Pepco’s
came about pri-
Electric) has restored
Obama, contending service
the group “is inadequate
marily because performance
of the way was Since McCain’s comments, SQUARE HIGH
the vergeof of the 233,500,
maybe perpetrat-or too
ACORN familiar, someRather
operates. said. than ACORN’s 87 offices have been
ing[percent], of its customers
one of the greatest frauds in rely“Another
on volunteers, storm, it pays peo-
another bombarded with threats and
voter history in this
affected by the storm. Pepco country, ple, many of them
failed response by Pepco,” poor or unem- racist mail.
maybe destroying the fabric of ployed, to sign up new voters. The day after the presidential
still has 27,500 customers in wrote Paul Horn of Bethesda
democracy.” The idea was to help both those debate, vandals broke into the
Maryland without electricity, in a Washington Post Web, a non-partisan being registered and those doing organization’s Boston and Seattle
site, found rate of aclaims
those dismal to posting.
the registration. offices and stole computers.
80 [percent],” he said
be “exaggerated,” with “no evi- three In October
Maud 2010“We have a
explained, After a Cleveland representative BREAD NOT ON THE LIST
days after the storm
dence of any such democracy- Montgomery County
zero tolerance policy for deliber- appeared on TV, an e-mail was
The governor
destroying fraud.” added, “ I Executive
ate falsification Ike ofLeggett
registration.” sent to the local office saying she
am Hurdalso outraged that
believes the McCain your created a Pepco
Most news account Workneglect
Groupto “is going to have her life ended.”
customer communication in response
charges were politically motivat- point out that ACORN is to constituents A worker in Providence, R.I.,
ed. unacceptable; the “increasing
required by law frustrations”
to turn in allwith reg- received a threatening call say- LEFT RIGHT
outage map “Because
She said, posted toit’s yourlow- Pepco’s response
istration forms. Andafter last fail
they also ing, “We know you get off work
website crashed yet again,
and moderate-income people, February’s
to note that it“Snowmageddon”
was the organiza- at 9” and uttered racial epithets.
and people customers
of color, Iseeking
believe the andtion, subsequent
in many instances, storms, thatbut
first A caller to one office left a
McCain campaign aboutthinks
their those also
broughtits the
registrations message on the answering
voters are going to vote to the attention of authorities. machine, saying: “Hi, I was just
Democratic, which is not neces- The McCain camp apparently calling to let you know that
sarily true.” isn’t interested in those fine Barack Obama needs to get
ACORN is no stranger to points, preferring to air mislead- hung. He’s a (expletive deleted)
controversy. ing ads that seek to link Obama nigger, and he’s a piece of
For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting (expletive deleted). You guys are
organization has fought for social his political support. fraudulent, and you need to go to
and economic justice for low- McCain: I’m John McCain hell. All the niggers on oak trees.
and moderate-income and I approve this message. They’re gonna get all hung hon-
Americans. With 400,000 mem- Announcer: Who is Barack eys, they’re going to get assassi-
ber families organized into more Obama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna get killed.”
than 1,200 neighborhood chap- baptism performed at warp Another message said, “You
ters in 110 cities nationwide, speed.” Vast ambition. After col- liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive
ACORN has over the years seen lege, he moved to Chicago. deleted). Welfare bums. You
its share of criticism while advo- Became a community organizer. guys just (expletive deleted)
cating for affordable housing, There, Obama met Madeleine come to our country, consume
living wages, healthcare for the Talbot, part of the Chicago every natural resource there is,
underserved— and while organ- branch of ACORN. He was so and make a lot of babies. That’s
izing voter registration drives. impressive that he was asked to all you guys do. And then suck
But none has been as withering train the ACORN staff. up the welfare and expect every-
and baseless as this one. What did ACORN in Chicago one else to pay for your hospital
With the presidential election engage in? Bullying banks. bills for your kids. I jus’ say let
less than two weeks away, Intimidation tactics. Disruption your kids die. That’s the best Before age five, every room is a classroom.
ACORN’s detractors allege the of business. ACORN forced move. Just let your children die. Fun learning opportunities are everywhere. Simple things like
organization has engaged in mas- banks to issue risky home loans. Forget about paying for hospital counting and identifying shapes activate a child’s learning ability,
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Remembering Leon Earl Wynter

a lover of Public Radio, a
tireless debater, and someone
capable of great passions.
He once wrote, “I’m just in
Aug. 30, 1953 – Jan. 18, 2011 time to discover that life is not
about being current; it’s about
After a prolonged, but Business in 1979. long confidante, and the Then he realized a major being present with God for my
valiant struggle with brain After exploring the world closest of friends. In time, milestone in his life. His first child and my loved ones.” At
cancer that first began on New of commercial banking, that same young man would book, American Skin: Big the end, he was both content
Year’s Eve going into 2009, he entered journalism as a grow to become an acclaimed Business, Pop Culture and the and resolved that he would
Leon Earl Wynter passed Washington Post staff reporter voice on the racial and ethnic End of White America, was soon be “present with God.”
away on Tuesday, Jan. 18, in 1980, where he covered transformation of American published in August 2002. Wynter is survived by his
2011. He was 57 years old. education and racial change identity for over 20 years The book was heralded with daughter Grace Alexandra, his
He described himself in suburban Prince George’s as a journalist, essayist, strong reviews in many of the mother Sylvia, and his brother
as “first a Christian, then County, Md. commentator, speaker and an leading newspapers around Stephen. Leon is preceded in
American and Black by way He later joined the Wall author. the country. death by his sister Rochelle,
of his Jamaican heritage.” Street Journal’s Washington As a sought-after public He followed that with yet and his father Rupert. He
Courtesy photo
Born in 1953, Leon grew bureau in 1984, and covered speaker, Leon shared his another book in 2007 …And leaves behind his second wife
Leon Earl Wynter,
up in the Bronx, N.Y., and was the federal banking beat on perspectives with strategic I Haven’t Had A Bad Day Yvonne, the mother of Grace,
1953 - 2011
fond of saying that he arrived Capitol Hill, as well as federal marketers at Time-Warner, Since, the memoir of co-writer and his first wife Karen, the
“just in time for most of the telecommunication and Pepsico, Glaxo SmithKline, Rep. Charles B. Rangel, of marketing, music, sports, great love of his life. He
things that mattered: the space technology policy. He then Cox Cable and the Strategic Harlem, former chairman of sailing, politics, advertising, leaves several aunts, uncles, a
race, the triumph of the civil created and wrote a monthly Research Institute. His the House Ways and Means digital technology in general, nephew, and several cousins
rights movement, disco, cable column for the Wall Street commentaries on race, popular committee. At some point and his Apple computers behind. He also leaves behind
and the Macintosh computer.” Journal called “Business & culture and “life observed” during this affiliation, Leon specifically. He loved New an abundance of those who
Leon proudly received Race.” He considered the were frequently heard on would later accept a position York City, his great many knew him personally and
his undergraduate degree title alone as a victory, and National Public Radio’s with the Harlem Community friends, his family, and he loved him, as well as those
in psychology from Yale in he wrote it for 10 years, from “All Things Considered” Development Corporation loved his daughter Grace. who knew him professionally
1974, and his master’s of 1989 to 1999. beginning in 1993. He also where he served as director of Friends and well-wishers and respected him. He has
business administration in Leon will be remembered published at least two dozen communications. knew him as one of the Valley created a legacy of friendship,
economics from New York as a former Cub Scout, a essays in newspapers and He understood that there elite, a committed Christian, a body of work to be proud
University’s Stern School of childhood classmate, a life- magazines including the Wall were more books to write. He a professor of journalism, of, and a lifetime of vivid
Street Journal, Savoy, the had more books in him… but an elder of the Presbyterian memories for those of us who
Washington Post and New it was not to be. Church, an enthusiastic have been privileged to be his
York Newsday, among others. Leon loved pop culture, blogger, an evolving musician, friends.

Settlement Impacts SWAT Tactics

Continued from A1
That threw out the procedure operation was a success.” deputies invaded a peaceful a settlement with Mayor
of knocking and announcing, Jackson’s refusal to admit home and shot two dogs in Cheye Calvo,” Baker said
because now [officers were] police wrongdoing in the cold blood, he said, ‘This in a statement. “These
compromised. incident “dogged” him in operation was a success,’” the negotiations are still in
“I’m sorry for the loss of his bid to become Prince ad continued. process and the County
their family pets,” Jackson George’s County executive Final details from the expects to have a settlement
continued. “But this is the last year. A political ad settlement are still being in place by the Feb. 24
unfortunate result of the paid for by the 1199 SEIU ironed out, but Prince deadline set by Judge [Arthur
scourge of drugs in our Political Action Fund showed George’s County Executive M. Monty] Ahalt.
community. Lost in this a sad-eyed black Labrador Rushern Baker is happy to “I am pleased with today’s
whole incident was the retriever with the words, bring this issue to a close. decision to avoid litigation
criminal element. . . . In the “You shot my dogs. You shot “Today, Prince George’s and that we are close to
sense that we kept these drugs my dogs. County has made significant a final resolution of this
from reaching our streets, this “When Michael Jackson’s progress in working towards unfortunate incident.”

Task Force has Tough Task

Continued from A1
meet the people who deal with ethics It’s working from ground up with no can get a number of dates, but we can’t
in the county council and the Office of real framework of how to do it or a real decide them all today.”
Fraud and find out what their jobs are budget. The board is even having issues The ACI Board use provide links on
and what procedures are in place. I think with scheduling, including getting all the the Prince George’s County government
that’s the first step and based on what we members to agree to a date and securing home page to inform the public about
learn from that ... we have to investigate a place to meet. meeting times and topics. The board
where the problems are.” “I think it would help if we make this plans to allot time for public comment at
The board’s challenges don’t fall a priority,” Schmoke said. “We’ll try the beginning of each meeting. No date
with just the issues it’s facing either. to be as flexible as possible, but if we has been set for the next meeting.
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Education Does Not Pay for Maryland’s Immigrants

By Steve Kilar capital, and moved to 91 cents for every dollar than natives. Foreign-born policies to aid immigrant aboard – regardless of how
Capital News Service Maryland more than a decade earned by a native worker of construction laborers, for integration and maximize long a foreign-educated
ago. Sarje, 30, received her the same age, with the same instance, make $1.48 on foreign-born workers’ immigrant resides in the
WASHINGTON — Mark bachelor’s degree in India, education and in the same average for every dollar earning potential. “Twenty- U.S. – according to a report
Dandin’s face lights up when where she grew up, and type of job. earned by their native peers. six percent of high-skilled published by the Migration
he talks about detecting moved to Maryland eight The gap is even more In the State of the recent immigrants work in Policy Institute in 2008.
biological food contaminants. years ago to pursue advanced extreme among highly Union address Tuesday, unskilled jobs, and 40 percent The major factors that
Anshu Sarje grins from ear education. educated workers. President Obama called of immigrant adults are influence the foreign-
to ear when she describes He has a green card and Foreign-born engineers on Congress to reform Limited English Proficient ... born population’s earning
designing more efficient is a permanent resident of with doctoral degrees – a America’s immigration laws resulting in lower wages and potential include linguistic
electrical circuits. the United States. She is on a group that will describe and “stop expelling talented, un-utilized skills,” the council disadvantage, the length of
Dandin and Sarje – student visa, which allows her Dandin and Sarje when they responsible young people said in a 2009 report. time an immigrant has been
doctoral student researchers to stay in the U.S. as long as graduate – earn only 70 cents who could be staffing our The report, titled “A Fresh in the U.S., cultural respect
in the Integrated Biomorphic she is studying. They do share on average for every dollar research labs or starting a Start: Renewing Immigrant for education and the strength
Information Systems Lab at one trait, however, when their native counterparts new business, who could be Integration for a Stronger of the immigrant’s social
the University of Maryland, compared with their peers pocket in Maryland. Highly further enriching this nation.” Maryland,” concluded: and professional networks,
College Park – do not have born in the U.S.: As members skilled workers bear the In 2008, Gov. Martin “Unlocking the tremendous said Gary Burtless, a labor
much in common beyond of Maryland’s foreign-born heaviest burden of the income O’Malley – a longtime potential of these workers economist with the Brookings
their shared workspace and population, they face a gap. supporter of assimilating should be among Maryland’s Institution.
enthusiasm for engineering. significant income gap. In fact, low-skilled, highly educated immigrants highest priorities.” “The wage deficit shrinks
Dandin, 28, was born in On average, Maryland’s foreign-born workers in into Maryland’s science and “There’s definitely the longer that the foreign-
Port-Au-Prince, the Haitian foreign-born workers earn Maryland often make more technology sectors – created disparity,” said Margaret Kim, born person has been in the
the Maryland Council for a member of the council, U.S.,” Burtless said.

CBC Chair Shares Insight

New Americans. The council who has seen firsthand that Immigrants often choose
was charged with developing Maryland immigrants face the to give up social status and
realities that create income come to the U.S., Burtless
Continued from A1
CC: We are extremely concerned about President Obama. We will not attack him. Forest differences. Kim and her
husband, Dr. Victor Kim,
have hosted foreign-born
said, because their earning
potential – even in jobs below
their skill level – is better

the upcoming redistricting as a result of And our plan, of course, is when we have a
doctors who tried to get work here than in their native
the ... Census. We have a number of seats disagreement, we hope to be able to discuss
in Maryland. country.
that are voting rights seats, ... created in those with him early on when issues surface,
Language barriers, “We pay our carpenters
response to the passage of the Voting Rights as opposed to when they are reaching the floor, Continued from A1 residency requirements and better than they pay their
Bill. [For voting rights seats] there can be which is what happened with the tax bill. I
2009. The case was thrown professional examinations colonels,” Burtless said.
no intentionality by a state to redistrict one think we have expressed that to the president.
out last July. all make “bridging that gap”
of these seats in a way that makes it make it He is saying yes, we want to deal with those
Spires’ predecessor, Joyce – translating a professional The data used in this
impossible for an African American to win. issues early on. There won’t be a lot of public
Beck was voted out by the position abroad into an equal- Capital News Service
We have a number of seats that are not acrimony oozing out from the CBC.
town council for allegedly paying job in Maryland – analysis is from a 2006
voting rights seats. I represent a district, I think it is also important to say: it’s okay
assaulting a police officer. difficult, said Kim. through 2008 sample of
we’re 17 percent Black. We have a district in if African Americans disagree with African
Those charges were later One foreign-born doctor the U.S. Census Bureau’s
Minnesota, that Keith Ellison represents, 14 Americans. If we do not disagree with each
dropped, but after nasty the Kims hosted, a cardiology American Community Survey.
percent [Black]. Those are not voting rights other, we don’t help each other develop the
confrontations with the professor from South Korea, Researchers at the University
seats. We are going to have challenges, trying strongest positions possible. It is only when I
council, a charter amendment easily passed domestic exams of Minnesota adapted the
to make sure that those of us who represent meet with resistance that I am forced to further
was enacted removing Beck but could not find a hospital data into a more user-friendly
majority districts are still able to represent develop my policies and to have a much
from office. that would hire him because format, the Integrated Public
those districts without being pulled into deeper root to why we’re doing it.
McCutcheon was named he was not fluent in English. Use Microdata Series, that
suburban areas that we can’t possibly win. That’s why we have a CBC as opposed to a
mayor on Mar. 11, 2009 and His experience is not was used for this article.
In attempt to be ready for the battles ahead, congressional Black person. Because when we
her two-year term ends this uncommon. College-educated Similar data for 2009 will
we have already appointed a committee to be have the Caucus, we have 42 brains, and some
March. She’s still eligible for immigrants who study be available in February,
co-chaired by Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas very sharp ones at that, to help give the person
a re-election bid. in the U.S. earn a higher according to the Census
who is an attorney and Lacy Clay from St. who’s out front a solid foundation as he or she
A final hearing has been set average income than those Bureau’s data-release
Louis, Mo., who was the House chair of the deals with issues.
for Feb. 3. who receive their degrees schedule.
Census Oversight Committee. Their work [has  
been] presented to them. We are on top of it. Q: You mentioned the tax cuts, and that the
We intend to fight for 42 seats to be here when CBC had some differences with the President
the next Congress [convenes]. on that. Could you elaborate?

Q: In recent months, the Congressional CC: The majority of us voted against

Black Caucus (CBC) has come out against it. We didn’t vote against the President.
President Barack Obama’s position on several We understand that he was pushed into this
issues. Is this an indication of a trend or a situation in an attempt to make sure that
continuation of earlier attempts to get this individuals who were unemployed could
administration to include the CBC at the table receive unemployment benefits. … We had
or in an advisory role? difficulty trying to justify doing something
for two years for the wealthiest people in the
Chairman Cleaver: We have come out country, and then at the same time slapping
in opposition to several of the initiatives of people who are unemployed, through no fault
President Obama. We will never come out of their own, with unemployment benefits for
against President Obama. only a year.
We believe that it is important for us to And incidentally, these are not people who
help him build a successful administration are loafing, trying to live off the dole and
by bumping against him on policies that we that kind of thing. These are firefighters and
think will in the long run be detrimental to teachers and laborers; people who worked in
our constituency. But, it is also important factories that closed. These are people who
that we convey to Black readers, especially, live next door. Think about the fact that tens
that the CBC has never gone through a of thousands of people have been laid off in
two-year period or a four-year period with state government all around the country. So we
any administration ... where there were not are saying we are not as concerned about you I used to think
disagreements. folks as we are about 2 percent of the richest
We think that we would do this people in the country?
administration a great injustice if we failed to We didn’t have unanimity of vote; we being good was enough
speak out on matters that we strongly support had unanimity of thought that this is not the
or oppose. But there will be no plans to out healthiest thing we could have done.
until I learned that

I could be great.

Today, I realize

I can choose to…

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We’ve Waited For This Revolution For
Years. Other Despots Should Quail
My birth at the end of we thought: that’s it? Ben Ali ran
July 1967 makes me a child away that quickly? It’s that easy?
of the naksa, or setback, as Ben Ali called his armed
the Arab defeat during the forces for help 27 days into the
June 1967 war with Israel popular uprising. It took Mubarak
is euphemistically known just four days into Egypt’s revolt
in Arabic. My parents’ to call the army. He had unleashed
generation grew up high on the brutality of his security forces
the Arab nationalism that and their riot police, but they
Egyptian president Gamal couldn’t stem the determination
Abdel Nasser brandished in of the thousands who continued to
the 1950s. But we “Children demand his ousting. He put Egypt
of the Naksa,” hemmed under information lock-down
in by humiliation, have by shutting down the Internet,
Mona Eltahawy spent so much of our lives Burmese-junta style, but still they
uncomfortably stepping into came.
pride’s large, empty shoes. Ben Ali’s fall killed the fear
But here now finally are our children – Generation in Egypt. So imagine what
Facebook – kicking aside the burden of history, determined to Mubarak’s fall could do to
show us just how easy it is to tell the dictator it’s time to go. liberate the region. Too many
To understand the importance of what’s going in Egypt, have rushed in to explain the Arab
take the barricades of 1968 (for a good youthful zing), throw world to itself. “You like your
them into a mixer with 1989 and blend to produce the potent strongman leader,” we’re told. “You’re passive, and apathetic.” Think back to Suez to appreciate the historic amnesia of
brew that the popular uprising in Egypt is preparing to offer the a regime that cares only for its
entire region. It’s the most exciting time of my life. survival. In cracking down on
How did they do it? Why now? What took so long? protesters, Mubarak immediately
These are the questions I face on news shows scrambling to “The Internet didn’t invent courage; activists in Egypt have inspired resistance reminiscent
understand. I struggle with the magnitude of my feelings of of the Arab collective response
watching as my country revolts and I give into tears when exposed Mubarak’s police state of torture and jailings for years.” to the tripartite aggression of the
I hear my father’s Arabic-inflected accent in the English of 1956 Suez crisis. Suez, this time,
Egyptian men screaming at television cameras through tear gas: was resisting the aggression
“I’m doing this for my children. What life is this?” But a group of young online dissidents dissolved those of the dictator; not the former colonial powers but this time
And Arabs from the Mashreq to the Maghreb are watching, myths. For at least five years now, they’ve been nimbly moving Mubarak, the dictator, as occupier.
egging on those protesters to topple Hosni Mubarak who from the “real” to the “virtual” world where their blogs and Meanwhile, the uprisings are curing the Arab world of an
has ruled Egypt for 30 years, because they know if he goes, Facebook updates and notes and, more recently, tweets offered opiate, the obsession with Israel. For years, successive Arab
all the other old men will follow, those who have smothered a self-expression that may have at times been narcissistic but dictators have tried to keep discontent at bay by distracting
their countries with one hand and robbed them blind with the for many Arab youths signaled the triumph of “I”. I count, they people with the Israeli-Arab conflict. Israel’s bombardment
other. Mubarak is the Berlin Wall. “Down, down with Hosni said again and again. of Gaza in 2009 increased global sympathy for Palestinians.
Mubarak,” resonates through the whole region. Most of the people in the Arab world are aged 25 or are Mubarak faced the issue of guarding the border of Gaza,
In Yemen, tens and thousands have demanded the ousting of younger. They have known no other leaders than those dictators helping Israel enforce its siege, and continuing to use the
Ali Abdullah Saleh who has ruled them for 33 years. Algeria, who grew older and richer as the young saw their opportunities conflict as a distraction. Enough with dictators hijacking
Libya and Jordan have had their protests. “I’m in Damascus, – political and economic – dwindle. The Internet didn’t invent sympathy for Palestinians and enough with putting our lives on
but my heart is in Cairo,” a Syrian dissident wrote to me. courage; activists in Egypt have exposed Mubarak’s police state hold for that conflict.
My Twitter feed explodes with messages of support and of torture and jailings for years. And we’ve seen that even when Arabs are watching as tens of thousands of Egyptians turn
congratulations from Saudis, Palestinians, Moroccans and the dictator shuts the Internet down protesters can still organize. Tahrir Square into the symbol of their revolt. Every revolution
Sudanese. The real Arab League; not those men who have ruled Along with making “I” count, social media allowed activists has its square and Tahrir (liberation in Arabic) is earning its
and claimed to speak in our names and who now claim to feel to connect with ordinary people and form the kind of alliances name. This is the square Egypt uses to remember the ending of
our pain but only because they know the rage that emerged in that we’re seeing on the streets of Egypt where protesters come the monarchy in 1952, as well as of British occupation.
Tunisia will soon be felt across the region. from every age and background. Youth kick-started the revolt, The group of young army officers who staged that coup
Brave little Tunisia, resuscitator of the Arab imagination. but they’ve been joined by old and young. in 1952 claimed it as a revolution, heralding an era of rule by
Tunisia, homeland of the father of Arab revolution: Mohammed Call me biased, but I know that each Arab watching the military men who turned Egypt into a police state. Today, the
Bouazizi, a 26-year-old who set himself on fire to protest in Egyptian protesters take on Mubarak’s regime does so with the army is out in Tahrir Square again, this time facing down a
desperation at the unemployment and repression that covers hope that Egypt will mean something again. Thirty years of mass of youthful protesters determined to pull of Egypt’s first
the region. He set on fire the Arab world’s body politic and Mubarak rule have shriveled the country that once led the Arab real post-colonial revolution.
snapped us all to attention. His self-immolation set into motion world. But those youthful protesters, leapfrogging our dead-in-the-
Tunisian protests that in just 29 days toppled Zine El Abidine water opposition figures to confront the dictator, are liberating all You can read more from Mona Eltahawy at www.
Ben Ali’s 23-year dictatorship. We watched, we said wow and Egyptians from the burden of history. Or reclaiming the good bits.

The Great Emancipators

Black History Month: African Americans and the Civil War
The Emancipation in Illinois and New York.
Hari Jones Proclamation made it legal Such men would go on
for African Americans to to fight in some of the
free themselves by helping to save the Union in the American most noted campaigns and
Civil War. Abraham Lincoln wrote that his Proclamation was battles of the war to include
“warranted by the Constitution upon military necessity.” It Antietam, Vicksburg,
was necessary to secure the help of America’s African descent Gettysburg, and Sherman’s
population in order to save the Union, which was Lincoln’s Atlanta Campaign.
paramount objective. On Sept. 27, 1862, the
African Americans made up over 10 percent of the Union or first regiment to become
Northern army even though they were prohibited from joining a United States Colored
until July 1862, 15 months into the war. They comprised 25 Troops (USCT) regiment
percent of the Union navy, yet, only 1 percent of the Northern was officially brought into
population was African American. Clearly overrepresented in the Union army. All the
the military, African Americans played a decisive role in the captains and lieutenants in Image Courtesy African American Civil War Museum
Civil War. this Louisiana regiment were African Descent soldiers stand in formation at Hilton Head, S.C., during the Civil War.
The first African descent combatants were sailors. They men of African descent. The
served on every classification of ship in the navy’s inventory. regiment was immediately African Americans fought in every major campaign and
The Militia Act of 1792, which banned the enlistment of assigned combat duties, and it captured Donaldsonville, La., battle during the last two years of the war earning 25 Medals
African Americans in the army, did not apply to the navy. on Oct. 27, 1862. Before the Emancipation Proclamation was of Honor. USCT regiments captured Charleston, the Cradle
Consequently, there were free men of color serving in the navy issued, two more African descent regiments from Kansas and of Secession, and Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy.
when the Civil War began in April 1861. South Carolina would demonstrate their prowess in combat. Lincoln recognized their contributions. He declared,
After word got to Washington in July 1862 that Union After the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on Jan. 1, “Without the military help of the black freedmen, the war
Gen. George McClellan’s army was in full retreat suffering a 1863, the War Department publicly authorized the recruiting against the South could not have been won.” And without the
humiliating defeat, Congress passed the Militia Act of 1862. It of African Americans. The first regiment raised with such Emancipation Proclamation, these soldiers and sailors would
had become an “indispensable military necessity” to call on authority was the 54th Massachusetts Infantry. (Leading many have had little reason to fight for the Union.
America’s African descent population to help save the Union. to report that it was the first African descent regiment.) By the
A few weeks after President Lincoln signed the legislation on end of 1863, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant viewed the African descent Hari Jones is the curator of the African American Civil War
July 17, 1862, free men of color joined volunteer regiments population armed with the Proclamation as a “powerful ally.” Museum in Washington, D.C.

Read Marian Wright Edelman’s

“Held Captive: Child Poverty in America”
and other OpEds on
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You lack the independence you had when you could monitor
every office. Our staffs are being cut. Some of them now have
diversity jobs on top of what they did to [prepare] affirmative
action plans and deal with equal opportunity complaints or
discrimination complaints.

In Q & A, Shirley J. Wilcher Says AW: Some companies have stopped advertising jobs in
minority-owned publications because, the employers say,
openings are posted on the employers’ websites. Is that

Affirmative Action is Still Needed

By Kenneth J. Cooper an Ivy League school and
adequate or effective outreach to assemble a diverse pool of
SJW: It’s not enough, because not everyone is going to
America’s Wire you are African-American, go to their website. Unless you know about a job, why would
you were admitted through you go to some company’s website? When I was hired by the
Since 2005, Shirley J. Wilcher has directed the American affirmative action and Courtesy Photo National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Association for Affirmative Action, a professional organization you’re not as good. So you’re Shirley J. Wilcher [in 1990], I learned about that job from reading Black Issues in
that is based in Washington, D.C., and has 1,000 members. still a victim if you graduated Higher Education [now Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a
During the Clinton administration, she ran the Office of Federal from Harvard or Penn or Yale. biweekly magazine].
Contract Compliance Programs, a Labor Department agency Somehow they can’t quite believe you’re good enough even If they’re federal contractors, they really do need to cast that
that enforces a legal mandate that government contractors though nobody [else] takes your exams. net widely and advertise with the minority media. I don’t think
practice affirmative action. AW: So what is the state of affirmative action today? they’re really touching the population they claim they want to
Her experience in civil rights law extends back three SJW: Clearly, there have been attacks on affirmative reach. Frankly, maybe the federal agencies need to look into
decades to summer internships at the NAACP Legal Defense action so much that people are even afraid to even use the this.
and Educational Fund when she was a student at Harvard Law term anymore. We’ve even had debates within my group, the AW: What do you think of President Obama’s record on
School. American Association for Affirmative Action—should we affirmative action? Does his not talking much about it impact
In a recent interview with America’s Wire, Wilcher change the name? So far, the group view is we will not change what the private sector does or doesn’t do?
asserted a continuing need for affirmative action, criticized ill- the name because it has somehow fallen out of favor. SJW: I think we understand why he doesn’t—because of
defined diversity programs at some colleges and companies, In private industry, they use the term ‘diversity’ now. the flak he gets when he addresses any issue involving race. It’s
urged federal investigations of employers that have stopped [There are] a lot of diversity programs. But if they don’t deal as though those who didn’t even vote for him are fearful that he
advertising jobs in minority-oriented publications and rejected with the issue of opportunity in hiring and promotions, the
will be the president for one group instead of for everyone. So
proposals to limit affirmative action to native-born African- representation of women and minorities in the workplace, you
it puts him in a box, and that’s unfortunate.
Americans or low-income members of minority groups. might as well call them “Kumbaya programs,” as far as I’m
She also said the George W. Bush administration had concerned. “Let’s celebrate
prohibited civil rights officials from using the term “affirmative
action.” Here is an edited transcript of her remarks:
Black History Month.” Maybe
they go out and give speeches Walgreens Stores to Sell More Groceries
America’s Wire: Is affirmative action still needed?
Shirley J. Wilcher: “All you have to do was go to the
about the importance of
diversity and the bottom line.
A lot of affirmative action/
in African-American Communities
EEOC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] website diversity programs make you By J. Coyden Palmer more “expanded

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to look at the number of [discrimination] charges that are being feel good. Maybe they’re Special to the NNPA from The food selection” items
filed. Ninety-something thousand last year. Affirmative action’s good for morale, but they Chicago Crusader to their stores in
purpose is to prevent discrimination as well as to remedy past make no change, so therefore   African American
discrimination, the theory being that if a company is vigilant they make no difference. After the success of its communities,
and it looks at its employment practices, including pay, that it Some of our members pilot program at 10 Chicago according to
will fix the problem and promote equal opportunity. We are not who used to report to the stores last fall, Deerfield- Greg Wasson, the
talking about ‘preferences.’ We are talking about opportunities. chancellor now report to the based Walgreen’s announced company’s CEO.
We still need affirmative action. head of [human resources]. It recently they will be adding   Walgreen’s
Some [employers] now are assuming that if you went to creates conflicts of interest. intends to introduce
the larger food
selections, which
include fresh fruits
& vegetables, eggs, elated with the news that
cheese, meats and fish, Walgreens will be expanding
to stores nationwide in it to other areas of the
areas with little access to city.  She said it is something
supermarkets as the demand that is needed and praised
in these areas continue to Walgreens for being a good
rise, Wasson said.  “We have “community partner.”  
an excellent opportunity   “Walgreens is one of
to use our locations across those corporations you enjoy
the country to serve these having in your ward because
communities,” he said.  “The they provide so much for the
fresh foods go beyond community,” she said.  “In
convenience items that addition to the goods they
Walgreens has carried for sell, they hire people from
years, such as milk and our community in their
orange juice. The test stores stores and they do a lot of
offer more than 750 new community outreach.  The
products, including fresh different health fairs they
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beans, eggs and whole-grain a part of what they do.  So
cereals.”  The expansion of I’m happy with the news last
the program to other stores week and I’m optimistic they
across the country shows will be bringing the program
the direction the drug-store to another one of their stores
chain is going.  Wasson in my ward.”   
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with the country and food to hear about the expansion,
market as needed. He said especially those who do not
expanding the program was own a vehicle or have trouble
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Photos by Rob Roberts

Seated: Kim
Martin, George
and Laquetta
Gae. Standing:
Gena and Stan

Victor Gee, an Omega brother, and

Tonya Wilbon, an Alpha Kappa Alpha This year marks the 100th anniversary of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s founding and
Sorority sister, U.S. Department of
local members celebrated their organization’s legacy with a grand kick-off event over
Food and Drug Administration
the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
The formal gala, which took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Crystal City, Va.,
included guest speaker Dr. Andrew Ray, the fraternity’s grand basileus (president);
dinner, live entertainment and dancing. The Lambda Gamma Gamma chapter, under
the leadership of Willie Williams and James Whitehead Jr., spearheaded the ball.
Centennial Grand Marshal Kenny Brown and other area chapters assisted with
the planning and offered attendees an evening of fun, fellowship and gaiety as
the fraternity members prepare for the Centennial Conclave July 27-31 in the
District. In addition to the formal event, members participated in a memorial
church service and community service project.
Nikki Sloan and James Whitehead Jr. For information about the Centennial Conclave, go to their website, Bro. Phillip Edmonds,
vice basileus, Lambda
Gamma Gamma Robert Jamison Jr.,
chapter, Prince Tomette Herring,
George’s County, Md. Tony Priest and Sarah

Dr. Andrew A. Ray,

Proud Omega men Terry Lee Chappelle, Andre Dubose 39th grand basileus, Larry Pough, Dr. Andrew Ray, grand basileus, Omega Psi Phi
and Galen Kimbrue was the centennial Fraternity; Stacy and Willie Williams
kick-off guest speaker.

Past Tense Band and Show performs

These Omega brothers received the Presidential Award from President Barack Obama:
Tony Teat, Nathan Hunter, Willie Williams, Andrew Ray, Tony Knox and Robert Fancing

Marilyn Y. Betton, Moses Whitehurst Jr. and Teresa and Robert Palmer

Bro. Kenneth Brown,

Yvette Smith, Sharron Credle, Ed. D.,
grand marshal of the
supervisor, human resources, Calvert County Angelo and Brenda Riddick; Stacy and Willie Williams The founding four: Dr. Ernest
Centennial Grand
Public Schools and Deirdre Windsor and Tara and Darryl Bennett Just, professor Frank Coleman,
Conclave, July 27 -31
in Washington, D.C. Dr. Oscar Cooper and Bishop
Edgar Love
Photos by Danita Delaney

WHUR FM radio and First Baptist Church of

Glenarden (FBCG), Md., hosted their annual
Dr. King Town Hall Meeting at the FBCG
Worship Center in Upper Marlboro, Md., under
the theme “Generation Y…Is the King Dream
Still Relevant?” Two panel groups convened
WHUR/FM 96.3 to discuss a wide range of questions
news reporter
concerning the status of African
Molette Green
served as the Panelist Curtis Etherly Jr., senior Americans and the impact of Dr. Martin Lakei Forest Crosby, Dee Jolley,
moderator. director, public affairs and Luther King Jr.’s dream for America. panelist Ty Hobson-Powell, Peggy
communications, Coca Cola and WHUR radio personalities Molette Morris, Ruthie Lucas, Marian Thomas
Ray Baker, political commentator, Green and Patrick Ellis served as the and motivational speaker Willie
Glasshouse Radio emcees/moderators. The two-hour
program was broadcast live over
WHUR radio. The Rev. John Jenkins
Jr. is pastor of FBCG.

Gospel recording artist

Deitrick Haddon performs.
David Dixon, Natalie Jenkins, Vanette McPhail and
WHUR FM’s Patrick Ellis and Molette Green with the Rev. John Briana Hackley came out to celebrate MLK’s legacy.
and first lady Trina Jenkins, First Baptist Church of Glenarden

Town Hall panelists Nadhira Al-khalili; Bernard Demzczuk; Dr. Greg Carr; Prince
Gospel artist Stephen Hurd leads the singing of an inspirational song.
George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks and Ty Hobson-Powell
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Faceoff: Who Will Win Super Bowl XLV: Pittsburgh or Green Bay?
By Stephen D. Riley and line, wide receiver, secondary You punch the Steelers Steelers’ “toughness.” have faced an opponent like up Steelers’ secondary and
Perry Green and special teams positions. in the mouth and they laugh this in their modern Super allow their defense to run
AFRO Sports Writers Pittsburgh might have the while licking the blood off PG: No doubt, Green Bay Bowl era. Green Bay has the through a patchwork Steelers’
edge at quarterback with Ben their lip. They punch you in is a very well coached unit— two things that historically offensive line.
Placing any friendly (or Roethlisberger, but Green the mouth and you fall down: but so are the Steelers. You give Pittsburgh problems:
perhaps just financially- Bay’s Aaron Rodgers has Game over! And that’s why don’t reach the championship a confusing defense and an PG: Dinged up or not,
friendly) bets on Super Bowl emerged as one of the best they’ll beat Green Bay in stage without great coaching. attacking quarterback. Keep there is a reason Pittsburgh
signal-callers in the league. Super Bowl XLV. Both coaching staffs will use in mind that the Steelers is making their
Simply put, the Packers hold this week to come up with will likely be without third trip to
the edge over the Steelers in SDR: The best way to beat the most effective game plans center Maurkice the Super
talent, and for one game, brawn is with brain. If you imaginable, but at kickoff it’s Pouncey, which Bowl
I’ll go with the team look at three of the Steelers’ up to the players to execute could pose in six
who packs the most four losses this season—not under pressure. And while a world of years.
punch. counting their early season most of the Steelers’ roster problems with They
loss to the Baltimore Ravens has experienced this type of Packers nose
PG: I cannot without Roethlisberger—each pressure before, only one tackle B.J. Raji
deny the superior team that beat them was player for the Packers, all-pro emerging as a
talent of the extremely well coached. New cornerback Charles Woodson, top talent. The
Green Bay England, New Orleans and can say the same. Woodson Steelers have
Packers, perhaps the New York Jets all shared was featured in Super Bowl gotten by with
XLV? What about the office the most all-around something in common besides XXXVI for the Oakland a makeshift offensive line simply find ways to win big
pool? If so, you may be explosive team in the NFL. the “New” in their name: Raiders, but they were blasted for most of the season, but games, and it never seems
pulling your hair out trying But as far as packing a greater They all had dynamic coaches by a strong, defensive-minded Pouncey was always there to matter how good their
to figure out which team punch than the Pittsburgh who warned their teams about Tampa Bay Buccaneers. to even things out. This will opponents are. In 2005, the
will win. Will the Pittsburgh Steelers—no way. In fact, it’s the Steelers’ toughness and The Steelers’ top-ranked most likely be their first full Steelers overcame the Seattle
Steelers or Green Bay Packers not even close. The Steelers countered it with genius game defense should have similar game without him and a Seahawks’ top-ranked offense
reign victorious? Fortunately, are by far the toughest team in plans. The Packers’ two main success against the Packers, team can only go so far with with their less-talented roster
you don’t have to decide the the league on both sides of the coaches, head coach/offensive who showed weaknesses a bunch of castoffs blocking to win Super Bowl XL. They
winner alone. Let the AFRO ball. Pittsburgh’s legendary coordinator Mike McCarthy offensively against the up front. Pittsburgh held on won Super Bowl XLII the
Sports Desk’s Perry Green defensive coordinator Dick and defensive coordinator Dom Chicago Bears’ defense in to stop the Jets two weeks same way, by outperforming
(PG) and Stephen D. Riley LeBeau will send line-stuffers Capers, are two of the best the NFC Championship. ago, but their offense was the Arizona Cardinals’ star-
(SDR) do the hard work for like Casey Hampton and in the NFL at what they do. Pittsburgh doesn’t allow many shut out in the second half studded offense. It may not
you. Ziggy Hood to beat down the Capers installed the Steelers’ points. They’ll keep the score once New York adjusted be pretty, or perfect, but
Packers’ running game, while 3-4 defensive system as the tight and wait for the fourth defensively. Sure, Green Bay Pittsburgh finds a way to
SDR: The Steelers will Troy Polamalu and James coordinator in the early ‘90s, quarter, and no one is better struggled offensively against beat you. They found a way
arrive at Super Bowl XLV Harrison take turns sacking so he knows the defense inside than Roethlisberger in the Chicago, but most offenses against the more talented
as the more experienced the quarterback. And when the and out. McCarthy is one of final moments of a game. He will struggle when operating Baltimore Ravens and New
championship team. But Packers try to return the favor the brightest offensive minds has two Super Bowl rings to in freezing temperatures with York Jets earlier in January.
that might not matter against against their offense, they’ll in the league and has guided prove it. blasting winds. With Dallas’ I’m willing to bet the house
a hot Green Bay Packers realize 250-pound quarterback a laundry list of quarterbacks warmth and a fast-track turf they’ll find a way to their
squad. The Packers trump Ben Roethlisberger is about to their finest seasons. Both SDR: Roethlisberger now to Rodgers’ and the seventh Super Bowl title,
the Steelers in several areas, as easy to sack as a female men have the smarts and talent may have two title rings but Packers’ advantage, they will the most by any franchise in
most notably at the offensive Grizzly bear in heat. at the helm to outsmart the neither he nor the Steelers have an edge over a dinged- league history.

Smithsonian’s National Museum of

African American History and Culture celebrates
Black History Month
The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey—
Where Art and History Intersect
On view through May 1, 2011
NMAAHC Gallery at the National Museum of American History • 14th and Constitution • Metro: Smithsonian
Catalogue on sale at the museum gift shop.
United States Soldiers at Camp William Penn, 1863, courtesy The Kinsey Collection

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2 and 3:30 p.m. • National Museum of American History, 2nd Floor, East Wing

Family Freedom Song Sing-Along —The Washington Performing Arts Society Children of the Gospel Choir will lead
audience members in singing such songs as We Shall Overcome, We Shall Not Be Moved and others.

Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. • Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History

Freedom Riders—The acclaimed documentary by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson that tells the inspirational
story of the more than 400 black and white men and women who risked their lives to challenge segregated facilities in the South in 1961.
In conjunction with the National Museum of American History. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities in
WPAS Freedom Riders collaboration with WGBH/Boston.

Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. • Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History

Children of the Enlightenment: The Ideological Origins of Black Agency and Activism—
A dramatic reading of Frederick Douglass’ speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” by actor Roger Guenveur Smith sets
the stage for a wide-ranging discussion and interpretation of the evolution of black activism between the Revolutionary and the
Civil War periods. NMAAHC Director Lonnie Bunch is joined by scholars such as Clement Price of Rutgers University.

Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. • Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History

Slavery by Another Name—Collectors Bernard and Shirley Kinsey join author Douglas A. Blackmon in a conversation
about Blackmon’s groundbreaking historical study, Slavery by Another Name: The Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to
Roger Guenveur Smith Bernard and Shirley Kinsey World War II. A book signing will follow.

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‘Please Mr. Postman’ Singer Gladys Horton Dies on

Award-Winning Illustrator Documents History with Artwork

By Brandi Forte January 2011, Nelson was nominated for 3, Nelson began his lifelong journey as an artist. He says that
Special to the AFRO an NAACP Image Award for his book his family discovered his skill and passion for drawing and
Mama Miti, about Kenyan activist Wangari encouraged him to maximize his potential. He would take that
Life is one beautiful Maathai. encouragement and begin learning the fundamentals from the
struggle filled with colorful A local first-grader named Legacy Allen Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.
backgrounds, black and white has a copy of Nelson’s Salt in His Shoes: “After I graduated from the Pratt Institute I started working
imaging, awkward patterns Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream, in his as an illustrator for Sports Illustrated. That was my first job.
and oblique finishes. Yet if book collection at home. Allen smiles when Then I went on to becoming a visual developer for Debbie
you ask award-winning and he talks about the illustrations. “The book is Allen on the film set of Amistad,” said Nelson.
renowned illustrator Kadir cool. I like the pictures of Michael Jordan. Nelson never deviated from the script. Since his “wonder
Nelson how he interprets art, I wear those shoes, too,” Allen said while years” at Sports Illustrated, his portfolio is huge for someone
he alludes, “art is the pursuit of pointing to the images. who isn’t even 40. His work is in the collections of the U.S.
truth and it resonates in all of From the nation’s capital to Hollywood House of Representatives and the U.S. Postal Service.
my work.” sets, Nelson is one of the most sought-after In addition his paintings have decorated the set of
For nearly two decades, artists not because of his celebrity status, television sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and films
Nelson, who is in his 30s, has but because of his historical insights. “I love Friday and The Beauty Shop.
committed his lifelong journey history,” said Nelson. “As an artist I start Kadir continues to paint his own future with the new
to unveiling life’s truth and off capturing the humble beginnings of the release of his book, A Nation’s Hope, about boxing legend Joe
history through his paintings, person that I’m illustrating and then I create Louis. He also opened his own private studio in downtown
illustrations and more than Kadir Nelson Courtesy Photo the journey that it took them to become Los Angeles where he says he thoroughly enjoys the freedom
20 published children’s books. heroes.“ of being a true artist.
Nelson created the cover art for the late Michael Jackson’s For many aspiring artists and children, the man behind the “I love the book on Joe Louis because it’s an American
Michael album, and was commissioned by the U.S. Postal paint brush is a hero who comes from humble beginnings. story that we can all learn from,” said Nelson. “Throughout
Service to create the Negro League Baseball stamp. He is a Born in Silver Spring, Md., he migrated to Atlantic City, N.J., my career I have striven to create images of people of color
Caldecott Honor winner and was awarded the Coretta Scott when he was a preteen; spent his college years in New York who have made a significant impact on the world. I enjoy
King Honor Book designation in 2004 for Thunder Rose. In and the heights of his career in California. At the tender age of documenting history.”

Former Go-Go Star Aims For Broader Audience with ‘F.I.N.A.O’ Mixtape
By Perry Green “My Phatty,” both fan favorites that flooded local radio waves. everyday people from our culture have to deal with.”
AFRO Sports Editor The Washington, D.C. native served more than 10 years Lyons is confident music lovers will connect with his
as a professional go-go percussionists, serving stints with F.I.N.A.O. 11:11 mixtape once they hear it. He mentioned
When Derek Lyons, stage name Poozy Kush, released his the Original Fatal Attraction Band, the Ultimate Youngin’s, how the title of the mixtape alone symbolizes a lifestyle that
debut solo mixtape F.I.N.A.O. 11:11 If You Don’t Get it, You including fill-in work with Uncalled 4 Band (UCB), Backyard everyone can relate to.
Don’t Get it, on Feb. 1, he joined a long line of independent Band and What? Band. Pooh, 25, developed into one of the “F.I.N.A.O means failure is not an option, and 11:11
artists attempting to blaze their own path on the mainstream premiere percussionists in the go-go business, but walked away symbolizes four one’s for one man, one heart, one love and one
hip-hop scene. from the game in 2008 for personal reasons. destiny,” said Lyons, who expressed his personal creed on the
But what separates Lyons from most “newcomers” is the Now he’s ready to share his talent, again, this time with a track “Refuse to Fail.”
fact that he’s not new to the music business at all. microphone in his hand and his scope set on a much broader “This is the attitude we use to keep our family tight and
From creating hit radio singles to traveling across country audience. focused on success. It’s the attitude I’ve carried throughout life
on tour, Lyons (known to his friends as “Pooh”) has done it all, “Music is my life, so when you listen to this music, you’re and it’s brought me this far.”
building a music career résumé that not many people of his age going to hear a real reflection of what’s going on in the every Pooh prides himself on creating motivating music that will
and compete with. day life of my self, and everyone around me,” said Lyons. inspire listeners to go after their dreams. But he also enjoys
As the former lead percussionist for Critical Condition “You’re not going to hear me talk about shooting up the hood, making tracks like “Soul Mate,” which illustrates his search for
Band (CCB), once one of the hottest bands in go-go music, robbing and killing folks because that’s not what I do. But what love and positivity.
Pooh helped produce original songs like “I’m Classy,” and you will hear is talk of real life situations and dilemmas that “There’s so much negativity in the world; everybody is
looking for someone to hate or get hated on by,” Lyons said.

‘MusicIsLifeIsMusic’ Campaign Celebrates “But we don’t want no hate over here. That’s why I keep
positive people around me and we keep our aim set on success.
Failure is simply not an option for us.”

Artists’ Personal Journeys Pooh said he also keeps a positive mind when it comes to
working with other musicians and welcomes all serious artists
to contact him on
The Recording Academy® and defined a special moment in his/her/their life. This “This is only the start,” Lyons said, “I have a lot more music
TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles unveiled can then be shared by posting to a Facebook profile or to make, and I can’t wait for you to hear it.”
MusicIsLifeIsMusic, a cutting-edge and Twitter account.
inventive promotional campaign for the 53rd Not only will users have the opportunity to map
Annual GRAMMY Awards®, airing live on their own musical journey, they will be able to explore
CBS Feb. 13, 8–11:30 p.m. other MusicMapper tags through an augmented reality

The campaign — which features print, view that provides an innovative, real-life glimpse at
outdoor, digital, TV, an interactive microsite how “music is life is music.” By using a mobile device
(, and the camera, users can see others’ tags, Flickr photos, and
MusicMapper app — celebrates the songs Foursquare check-ins associated with a space when
that have had significance in one’s life and they enter said space. Additionally, fans have the ability VALENTINE’S DAY!
the places connected to those songs. Utilizing to unlock exclusive GRAMMY content, based on MON., FEB. 14, 8PM
social networking and geolocation, music fans
can then map out their musical journeys and
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partnered on the advertising for the annual campaign. Vida”; LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out”; MC improvisational prowess and
GRAMMY Awards telecast. Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This”; Ricky Martin’s “La unique stylings mine new
The MusicIsLifeIsMusic Print and Out Copa De La Vida”; Radiohead’s “15 Step”; Smashing meaning in song. “Her three-
of Home creative broke last week (along with wild postings, Pumpkins “1979”; and Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got To Do plus, pellucid octaves, diva-like
digital and GRAMMY partner activation) and features With It.” delivery and intimate sense of a
GRAMMY nominees Arcade Fire, Justin Bieber, Eminem, song have long made her one of
the most compelling vocalists in
Cee Lo Green, and Katy Perry. Earlier this month, 11-time For more information on the 53rd GRAMMY Awards
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interpretation of each artist’s life and a journey through their
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Community Pr. George’s Residents Urged to ‘Have a Heart for Animals’

LARGO, Md. – Valentine’s Day is usually a time
dedicated to romantic love. But the Prince George’s
County Department of Environmental Resources’ (DER)

MD College Presidents Pledge Animal Management Group (AMG) is urging county

residents to celebrate love of a different kind.

Commitment to Veteran Services

In recognition of Valentine’s Day, the agency is offering
a reduced price on the adoption of animals from the
Animal Services Facility in Upper Marlboro.
In the month-long “Have a Heart for Animals” adoption
event, interested patrons will get $80 off the regular
adoption fee during February. Adoption counselors will be
on hand to help people choose that special pet to love.
“The ‘Have a Heart for Animals’ Adoption Event is just Courtesy Photo
one of the many community outreach efforts sponsored In honor of Valentine’s
by AMG to increase the adoption of homeless animals,” Day, the Prince George’s
said Samuel E. Wynkoop Jr., acting director of DER, in a Department of Environmental
statement. “We encourage everyone to join us for this event Resources is hosting a month-
and to view the selection of adoptable animals at our facility.” long pet adoption event.
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For more information, please contact AMG at (301)
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown adds his signature to a compact signed by the presi-
780-7200. Animals may also be viewed online at
dents of 21 state community colleges and universities to improve on-campus services
for veterans.
Presidents from 21 one of many catalysts for maturity and life experience to CCBC, I am proud that higher or traumatic brain injury. Iraq veterans to help them
community colleges and creating the Maryland the classroom – an experience education leaders from across and Afghanistan veterans are navigate everything from GI
public four-year institutions Campus Compact for Student that in most cases enhances the state will work together also more likely than veterans Bill paperwork to behavioral
in Maryland on Jan. 31 signed Veterans, Brown said in classroom discussions and to improve the services we of any previous conflict to health counseling. The
a formal compact to improve opening remarks, was a benefits every student’s provide to the men and women attempt suicide. More than Compact requires campus
on-campus services to help disturbing essay published learning. But as each war who served on our behalf.” 22,000 Iraq-Afghanistan officials to provide training
ease the transition of veteran in the student newspaper is different, so is every The Compact challenges veterans have returned to for faculty, staff and student
students into college life. at Community College of generation of veteran,” said the participating institutions Maryland in recent years, leadership to promote greater
The meeting of leaders, Baltimore County detailing Lt. Gov. Brown. “We have to do more to ensure the and thousands more are awareness of veteran issues;
held in Annapolis, was a student veteran’s war an obligation to serve those success of veterans and to coming home. Nearly 15,000 and it encourages campuses
convened by Lt. Gov. experience and the College’s who served and we must do foster greater awareness of Maryland veterans received to create student veteran
Anthony G. Brown, a colonel controversial, but necessary, more to ease student veterans’ the unique challenges they GI Bill education benefits organizations to provide
in the U.S. Army Reserves, decision to remove the transitions from combat to face. Studies show that one during the fall 2010 semester. incoming veteran students
a graduate of ROTC and student until a psychological campus. While the urgency out of every five veterans Participating institutions with necessary support from
the nation’s highest-ranking evaluation could be to sign this agreement was returning from Iraq and pledge to designate an their peers who are also
elected official to serve a performed. sparked by the atypical Afghanistan suffers from office or staff person as a transitioning back into our
tour of duty in Iraq. Among “Veterans bring a unique and unfortunate incident at post-traumatic stress disorder point person for all student communities.

Community-Based Health Organizations Unite to Serve Ward 8

By Abdullah Jones 2006 there were 1,092 new HIV/AIDS cases in Ward 8 alone. Robinson.
Special to the AFRO Maranda Ward, program manager for Adolescent Eight other community-based organizations have
Prevention Education Programs, said youth are at an increased committed and reserved space at the health fair. They include:
In observance of the 11th National Black HIV/AIDS risk of coming into contact with a HIV infected partner. City Year, Metro Teen Aids, Unity Health Care, CryOut, Inc.
Awareness Day, CMS Health Initiatives is partnering with Rock “For this reason, we should not limit increased HIV of New Jersey, Sasha Bruce, Howard University Student
the Block Campaign and Community Education Group to host awareness to this one day,” said Ward. “But, we will take National Pharmaceutical Association, Housing Counseling
their Fifth Annual Health Fair and Celebration of the Arts event advantage of a community event to increase awareness about Services and StreetWize DC.
at THEARC in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 7 from 5-8 p.m. the state of HIV in the Black community, as well as ways to CMS Health Initiatives is a District-based non-profit
There will be an interactive HIV-101 educational session, either prevent HIV infection or help to reduce its spread.” organization that utilizes clinical pharmacists to address health
free HIV testing, a digital art display, spoken word and According to the Centers for Disease Control and disparities.
musical performances, free food and giveaways. Prevention (CDC), Blacks represent 14 percent of the U.S. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was founded
“We, as a people, must get more involved in knowing population; however, in 2006 Blacks represented 45 percent of by five national organizations with funding received from the
the status of our health and need to uplift one another in the all new HIV cases in the U.S. CDC in 1999. Founding organizations include Concerned
community, which is the essence of this celebration – to In fact, in 2006 HIV was the ninth leading cause of death Black Men of Philadelphia, Health Watch Information and
empower the community to work in harmony to fight HIV/ among Blacks. Promotion Services, Jackson State University - Mississippi
AIDS,” said Dr. Alsean Bryant, chief operations officer for “The Rock the Block Campaign is looking to reach D.C.- Urban Research Center, National Black Alcoholism
CMS Health Initiatives and chair of the event. area youth ages 14-24 with HIV prevention messages and free and Addictions Council and National Black Leadership
The HIV/AIDS epidemic has reached shocking levels in HIV testing all while having a bit of fun,” said Ward. Commission on AIDS.
Black communities – not only in the District but across the There will be a series of performances: dance, spoken word
United States. and a musical performance by Allison Carney – in addition Abdullah Jones is a communications volunteer at CMS
According to the DC Department of Health, from 2001 to to an art exhibit that will feature the work of digital artist Mia Health Initiatives.

PGCC Receives $200,000 for AKA Salutes Local Education Innovators

Beltsville, Md. – The lifelong learning, which the represented the nine
Health Care Scholarships efforts of local educators that
use non-traditional ways of
Foundation helps facilitate
through scholarships,
geographic areas that make
up Cluster One of the North
LARGO, Md.— According to economists, the health inspiring a love of learning in fellowships and community Atlantic Region of the
care industry is booming, offering rare opportunities for their students were recognized assistance awards. And the sorority. They were: Tom
employment in a still-lagging labor market. Now, thanks to Public Schools, Frederick
by the Alpha Kappa Alpha purpose of the Luncheon Lewis, The Fishing School, County; Cheryl Smith,
scholarship funds provided by Kaiser Permanente of the Mid- - Educational Advancement was not only to celebrate Washington, D.C.; Rev.
Atlantic States, nearly 60 Prince George’s Community College Strathmore Elementary
Foundation of the North the nine local awardees but Christopher Tobias, Open School, Montgomery County;
students will have the opportunity to pursue careers in the field. Atlantic Region - Cluster One also to raise funds for the Arms for Families, Inc.,
The $200,000 fund will provide tuition assistance to low- Pastor Howard Wright, Grace
at its Community Education Foundation’s “Capture The Prince George’s County, African Methodist Episcopal
income and diverse students studying to become allied health or Awards Luncheon on Jan. 29 Promise” Scholarship Fund. Md.; Judy W. Estep, Charles
nursing professionals. Areas of study include certified nursing Church, Baltimore County;
at the Sheraton Washington Since 1980, EAF has awarded County School District, Rev. Herbert W. Watson,
assistant, dental assistant, emergency medical technician, North in Beltsville, Md. $1.7 million, a reflection of Charles County; Tina
health information manager, licensed practical nurse, medical St. Mark United Methodist
The mission of the the sorority’s commitment Morrison, Bryant Woods Church, Anne Arundel
biller, medical coder/biller, medical office assistant, medicine Educational Advancement to educational endeavors for Elementary School – HCPSS,
aide, nuclear medicine technologist, phlebotomy technician, County; and Sophia Rudisill,
Foundation (EAF) is more than a century. Howard County; Arthur B. Middle Grades Partnership,
radiographer, registered nurse and respiratory therapist. to pursue and promote The award recipients Tyler, Frederick County
“This project will provide low income students with the Baltimore City.
financial means to compete for high-demand, high-growth
health care jobs,” said Angela Anderson, dean of health
sciences at Prince George’s
Washington, D.C. Holds One-Night Homeless Count
Community College, in a statement. By AFRO Staff Governments, documented her experience searching Prince
She added, “According to a national George’s County, Md. for unsheltered homeless persons inside
2010 compensation study conducted Impassioned volunteers scoured metropolitan Washington, fast food shops, liquor stores and wooded areas during frigid
by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, D.C., during the week of Jan. 24 in an attempt to count the weather conditions.
the mean hourly salary for full- city’s homeless. “While many folks around the region were stuck in traffic
time registered nurses is $33.83 Government officials and homeless service leaders joined on their way home due to the weather, the homeless men we’d
and $29.65 for radiographers in the in on the count to collect needed data on met had to walk miles in the cold, carrying
Washington-Baltimore-Northern homeless and itinerant subpopulations, multiple bags in the storm to reach their
Virginia area.” including the disabled, mentally ill and destination in hopes of having a warm
In its first year, the program will veterans. bed for just one evening,” she wrote on
provide full tuition for 27 students “As the region and the nation continues the organization’s blog. “I truly hope the
to complete their postsecondary attempts to emerge from economic malaise county’s sheltered count is greater than its
work for mid-skill professions, and a foreclosure crisis, this year’s count unsheltered count.”
enable graduates of the programs to compete for employment will inform planners on how these factors Data collected from the 11th annual
opportunities and facilitate career advancement by targeting may have affected the number of homeless count will be released this spring. During
unemployed, dislocated incumbent and low-wage workers. persons in metropolitan Washington,” said last year’s tally, 11,774 homeless residents
The remaining funds will be held in trust by the Prince Michael Ferrell, executive director of the were counted, a slight decrease from
George’s Community College Foundation—the non-profit arm D.C. Coalition for the Homeless. the previous year. HUD officials say the
of the school that was created for the charitable purposes of The volunteers included officials Photo Courtesy jurisdiction’s homeless population has
furthering educational programs, facilities and opportunities at from U.S. Department of Housing and Data collected from the 11th annual been dwindling since 2006. Prior to the
the college—to continue the program past year one. As part of Urban Development, the U.S. Interagency one-night homeless count will be initiative, officials did not have a definitive
its ongoing efforts to support the institutional priorities of the Council on Homelessness and the released in the spring. way of counting homeless persons living in
college, the foundation will actively seek contributions to the Metropolitan Washington Council of the region.
scholarship fund in the first year. The goal of the effort is to Governments. Volunteers approached homeless individuals Similar enumerations are conducted throughout the country
make the scholarship fund self-sustaining and ensure workforce inside emergency shelters, vacant lots, transitional housing and in an attempt to document trends in homelessness and allocate
demands for these jobs are met. permanent supportive housing and surveyed their conditions, funds for the neediest regions. Baltimore County held a
including cause of homelessness and source of income. homeless “census” Jan. 20, while Baltimore City performed a
Alicia Lewis, a housing planner with the Council of count Jan. 25.
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Faith Pulse
By Herb Quarles
Special to the AFRO Tenor in Recital
HU Chapel Services B. Jackson Caesar will
At press time, the guest speaker for the 11 a.m. worship services on Feb. 6 at Howard appear in a recital at 4 p.m.
University had not been announced. Call the chapel dean’s office at 202-806-7280 for more on Jan. 30 at Metropolitan
information. The Rev. Dr. Michael E. Dyson will be the guest preacher on Feb. 13. Memorial United Methodist
Chapel services are broadcast the following week each Sunday at 11a.m. on Howard Church located at 3401
University radio station, WHUR-FM 96.3. Nebraska Ave. N.W. His
Recordings of chapel services may be ordered by mail with the Media Ministry Order repertoire will celebrate
Form. Recordings are also available immediately after the worship service or may be Roland Hayes, America’s
purchased in person Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Call 202-806-7280 or first recognized African- Courtesy Photos
visit for additional information. The e-mail address is chapel@ American concert tenor. B. Jackson Caesar Roland Hayes, born in
and showed keen interest
Curryville, Ga., in 1887,
in spirituals and African
Music Workshop was the principal African-
folk songs including this
A Sacred Music Workshop titled “Revive Us Again” will be held on Feb. 11-12, American tenor performing
arrangement for “Gi Me Yo
culminating during the 10:30 a.m. Worship at Asbury United Methodist Church, 11th and K classical music during the Roland Hayes
streets N.W. The renowned Raymond Wise will be the facilitator. first half of the 20th century.
The recital will be The recital and art exhibit
Wise, who is a born-again Christian dedicated to raising the word of God, will offer lessons Primarily a recitalist, Hayes
followed by a reception and are open free to the public,
in vocal technique and music ministry, while also teaching praise- and- worship tools designed sang both the great European
an art exhibit of the works along with free parking. Call
to sensitize, equip and mobilize choirs. repertory and African-
of artist Martin Andres 202-363-4900 for additional
Other guests appearing will be Sandra Key, minister of music at Third Street Church of American spirituals. He
Paddack. information.
God; Patrick McCoy, minister of music at Takoma Park Baptist Church; Thomas Dixon Tyler, also served as an arranger
minister of music at Shiloh Baptist Church; Salone Clary, minister of music at John Wesley
AME Zion Church and Jason Hill, minister of music at Mt. Vernon Place UMC.
The worship is open to area choirs and directors. There is a workshop fee. Call 202-628- New Play Honors Blues, Gospel Star
0009 for additional information. Contact Charlyn Bachemin via e-mail at bacheminc@yahoo.
com to preregister and ask about the workshop hours. Ethel Waters
Church Hosts Nurses Actress Bernardine

Photo by Calvin Hovde

The Black Nurses Association of the Greater Washington D.C. Area meets every fourth Mitchell stars in Metro
Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m., at Peoples Congregational UCC, 4704 13th St. N.W. Stage’s “His Eye is on the
The community is invited to join the nurses as they implement their new healthy lifestyle Sparrow,” a portrait of
challenge to promote healthy living, good diet and regular physical activity. For more trailblazing jazz and blues
information contact: Diana Wharton, president, at 202-722-8670 or singer Ethel Waters. Sold-
out crowds have attended
recent performances as
Mitchell inspired rounds
of hand-clapping and foot-
stomping with her powerful
musical performance. The
play runs through March
20. For ticket information,
call 1-800-494-8497 or visit
Bernardine Mitchell

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Superior Court of
Margaret Lee Street NW, Washington the District of 20001-2131
the District of
MOUNTAIN Washington DC 20012, was ap- Columbia Administration No.
District of Columbia
DONATE YOUR Decedent pointed personal repre- Civil Division a. Order Nisi 2011ADM0041 $ 60PROBATE
per insertion $180.00 per 3 weeks
PROPERTY Dr. Elena M. Tilly Esq sentative of the estate of Case No. 0000603-11
b. Small Estates (single Artis T. Wilson
publication) Washington,
VEHICLE RECEIVE IN RE: Decedent $ 50 per insertion
6931 Arlington Blvd. Carla F. Cohen, who 20001-2131
FREE VACATION Attn Hunters/ Inves-
Suite 302 died on October 11, ELIJAH DAVID c. Notice to Creditors NOTICE OF Administration No. Superior Court of
VOUCHER. UNITED tors: BEST¬BUY IN Bethesda MD 20814 2010 with, a will, and will CAULEY JR
1. Domestic APPOINTMENT, 2010ADM174
Applicant NOTICE TO $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00the perDistrict
3 weeksof
BREAST CANCER AMERICA! Mountain Attorney serve without Court su-
ORDER OF 2. Foreign Lora C. Paige District of Columbia
NOTICE OF pervision. All unknown CREDITORS $ 60 per
Decedent insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
APPOINTMENT, heirs and heirs whose d. Escheated Estates UNKNOWN DeAnna L. Jackson $ 360.00 Washington, D.C.
Mammograms, Breast Buy direct From timber NOTICE TO whereabouts are un- CHANGE OF NAME HEIRS $ 60 per insertion
per 6 weeks
Elijah David Cauley Jr. e. Standard ProbatesCheryl A. Calloway, 20001-2131
Cancer Info www.ubcf. company &..SAVE!!! CREDITORS known shall enter their
having filed a complaint NOTICE OF $ 125.00 Administration No.
AND NOTICE TO appearance in this Superior Court of whose address is 1629 APPOINTMENT,
info FREE Towing, Woods, views, streams, for judgment changing the District of K Street NW, Suite 300,
UNKNOWN HEIRS proceeding. Objections NOTICE TO Ozella Ruth Harvey
Tax Deductible, Non- trails. So many deer/ M a r y Wa s h i n g t o n , to such appointment (or Elijah David Cauley Jr. District of Columbia CIVIL NOTICES
Washington DC 20006 CREDITORS Decedent
turkey the natives call name to Elijah David was appointed personal
Runners Accepted, whose address is 1241 to the probate of de-
Corley Jr. and having
Washington, D.C. representative of the
1-888-468-5964 ‘em pests! County road V. Street, SE Washing- cedent¬s will)
cedent’s will) shall
shall bebe
applied to the court for a. Name Changes 202-879-1133 UNKNOWN HEIRS
estate of Artis T. Wilson, DeAnna L. Jackson, $ 80.004705 Sandy Spring Rd
ton, DC 20020 was ap- filed with the Register of 20001-2131 Burtonsville, MD
with power. Excellent pointed personal repre- Wills, D.C., 515 5th
an Order of Publication Administration
b. Real Property No. who died on November whose address is 4217 $ 200.00
of the notice required by 20866
owner financing with sentative of the estate of Street, N.W., 3rd Floor 2008ADM951 23, 2010 without a will, F o o t e S t r e e t N E , Attorney
BUSINESS 10% down. Call Now Margaret Lee Washing- Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
law in such cases; it is Douglas Fairbanks and will serve without Washington DC 20019, NOTICE OF
by the Court this 24 day Court supervision. All was appointed personal
OPPORTUNITY 877-526-3764 wvtim-
ton, who died on May
11, 2010 without a will,
20001, on or before July
21, 2011. Claims against
of January 2011.
unknown heirs and heirs representative of the
ORDERED, that all per- NOTICE TO and will serve without the decedent shall be Nicholas D Ward whose whereabouts are estate of Lora C. Paige, CREDITORS
Court supervision. All presented to the under-
sons concerned show 1212 New York Ave unknown shall202-879-1212
enter who died on April 16, AND NOTICE TO
DOES YOUR BUSI- cause, if any there be, their appearance in this 2006 with a will, and will
unknown heirs and heirs signed with a copy to the NW Suite 1000 UNKNOWN HEIRS
NESS NEED MORE SERVICES/ whose whereabouts are Register of Wills or filed
on or before the 26 day
of February 2011, why
Washington DC 20005 proceeding. Objections serve without Court su- Linda Harrison, whose
FOOT TRAFFIC??? unknown shall enter with the Register of Wills Attorney to such appointment pervision. All unknown address is 13710 Town
MISC. their appearance in this with a copy to the under-
the prayers of said com- NOTICE OF shall be filed with the heirs and heirs whose Line Road, Silver Spring
Advertise with us in plaint should not be 202-879-0157
proceeding. Objections signed, on or before July AFTER DISCOVERED Register of Wills, D.C., whereabouts are un- Maryland 20906 was ap-
over 97 newspapers to such appointment 21, 2011, or be forever
granted; provided that a
WILL AND NOTICE 515 5th Street, N.W., known shall enter their pointed personal repre-
DONATE YOUR CAR copy of this order be
across Maryland, Dela- shall be filed with the barred. Persons be- a. Absent
OF Defendant3rd Floor Washington, appearance in this
sentative of the estate of
ware and DC. Reach 5.2 Fast, Free Pickup. Run- Register of Wills, D.C., lieved to be heirs or
published once a week
William whose D.C. 20001, on or be- proceeding. Objections
E. Wade, Divorce
b. Absolute Ozella Ruth Harvey,
$ 150.00
for three consecutive
ning or Not! Maximum 515 5th Street, N.W., legatees of the decedent address is 3195 Stanley fore August 4, 2011. to such appointment (or who died on December
million readers weekly 3rd Floor Washington, who do not receive a
weeks before said day c. Custody Divorce
Road, Fairlawn, OH Claims against the de- to the probate of de- 23, 2010 without a will, $ 150.00
for as little as $14.95 per Tax Deduction. Live in the Afro-American
D.C. 20001, on or be- copy of this notice by Newspapers. 44333 was appointed cedent shall be pre- cedent¬s will) shall be and will serve without
paper in our 2x2 Display Operators - 7 Days! fore July 21, 2011. mail within 25 days of its JUDGE personal representative sented to the under- filed with the Register of Court supervision. All
Claims against the de- first publication shall so of the estate of DouglasTosigned
placewith a copy to the Wills, D.C., 515 5th unknown heirs and heirs
Ad Network. For more Cancer Fund of America cedent shall be pre- inform the Register of
A TRUE COPY TEST: your ad, call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 262
Fairbanks Johnson, who Register of Wills or filed Street, N.W., 3rd Floor whose whereabouts are
information contact us 2/4, 2/11, 2/18
- Help fight cancer. Call sented to the under- Wills, including name, died on August 31, 2008Public Notices
with the Register$50.00
of Wills & Wa
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h i n g t o n , Don . C .sizeunknown shall enter
at 410-721-4000 x19 or signed with a copy to the address and relation- Superior Court of with a copyLegal
with a Will. Objections to Baltimore to the under-
Notices20001, on or before
are $24.15 Au- their appearance in this
per inch.
Now 800-390-8178. Register of Wills or filed ship. the District of such appointment or to signed, on or before Au- gust 4, 2011. Claims proceeding. Objections
visit our website: www. with the Register of Wills Date of Publication: the probate of de- gust There is noorflat
4, 2011, be rate
for- — 1-800 the
against (AFRO) 892 to such appointment (or
Columbia with a copy to the under- January 21, 2011 Civil Division cedent's Will For be ever
shall Proof barred. Persons
of Publication, pleaseshall
presented to the ext. to the 244probate of de-
AD FUNDS signed, on or before July Name of newspaper: Case No. 0000623-11 filed with the Register of believed to be heirs or undersigned with a copy cedent¬s will) shall be
TIGHT??? - Check out 21, 2011, or be forever Afro-American IN RE: Wills, District of Colum- legatees
LEGAL the decedent to the Register of Wills filed with the Register of
THE DAILY CLASSI- barred. Persons be- Washington Law LEGAL
filed withNOTICES
the Register Wills, LEGAL
BUSINESS lieved to be heirs or Reporter
bia, 515 5th Street, NW who do not
3rd Floor, Washington copy of this notice by of Wills with a copy to Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
D.C., 515 5th
SERVICES legatees of the decedent David Cohen Applicant DC 20001, on or before mail within 25 days of its the undersigned, on or Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
For $199 per day - Get who do not receive a Personal ORDER OF August 4, 2011. first publication shall so before February 4, 2011, 20001, on or before Au-
Valley National Loans Ad Placement 5 Days copy of this notice by Representative PUBLICATION Date of Publication: inform the Register of or be forever barred. gust 4, 2011. Claims
mail within 25 days of its 202-723-0707 CHANGE OF NAME February 4, 2011 Wills, including name, Persons believed to be against the decedent
Bills, Debts, Financial Per Week in 14 Major first publication shall so TRUE TEST COPY Ethel Dolores Mays hav- Name of newspaper: address and relation- heirs or legatees of the shall be presented to the
problem! Let us help! Daily Newspapers in inform the Register of REGISTER OF WILLS ing filed a complaint for Afro-American ship. decedent who do not re- undersigned with a copy
Quick low rat Personal, Washington, Maryland Wills, including name, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4 judgment changing Washington Law Date of Publication: ceive a copy of this no- to the Register of Wills
address and relation- Ethel Dolores Mays Reporter February 4, 2011 tice by mail within 25 or filed with the Register
Business Auto Debt con- and DC. Space is ship. Superior Court of
name to Dolores Ethel days of its first publica- of Wills with a copy to
the District of William E. Wade Name of newspaper:
solidation, Home loan limited - Call now for Date of Publication: Battle and having ap- Personal Afro-American tion shall so inform the the undersigned, on or
Bad credit ok. No ap- immediate placement to- January 21, 2011
Civil Division
plied to the court for an Representative Washington Law Register of Wills, includ- before August 4, 2011,
Name of newspaper: Order of Publication of 202-289-6440 Reporter ing name, address and or be forever barred.
plication fee Apply call. day 410-721-4000x19 or Afro-American Case No. 0000013-11 Persons believed to be
the notice required by TRUE TEST COPY Cheryl A. Calloway relationship.
1 877 674 6660 visit our website: www. Washington Law law in such cases; it is REGISTER OF WILLS Personal Date of Publication: heirs or legatees of the
Willia Yvette Tillery Reporter
by the Court this 25 day 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 Representative February 4, 2011 decedent who do not re-
Mary Washington of January 2011. 202-258-2663 Name of newspaper: ceive a copy of this no-
Personal ORDER OF Superior Court of tice by mail within 25
Furniture VACATION Representative PUBLICATION
ORDERED, that all per-
sons concerned show the District of
TRUE TEST COPY Afro-American
Washington Law days of its first publica-
202-658-5549 cause, if any there be, District of Columbia 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 Reporter tion shall so inform the
RENTALS TRUE TEST COPY Willa Yvette Tillery hav-
on or before the 28 day PROBATE DIVISION DeAnna L. Jackson Register of Wills, includ-
LEATHER LIVING REGISTER OF WILLS ing filed a complaint for Washington, D.C. Superior Court of Personal ing name, address and
of February 2011, why
OCEAN CITY, judgment changing Willa the District of
ROOM SET. In origi- 1/21, 1/28, 2/4
Yvette Tillery name to
the prayers of said com- 20001-2131 Representative relationship.
nal plastic, never used. MARYLAND. Best Yvette Willa Tillery and
plaint should not be Administration No. District of Columbia 517-435-3929 Date of Publication:
Superior Court of granted; provided that a 2011ADM0041 PROBATE DIVISION TRUE TEST COPY February 4, 2011
Orig price $3000, Sac- selection of affordable the District of having applied to the Washington, D.C. Name of newspaper:
copy of this order be Artis T. Wilson REGISTER OF WILLS
rifice $975. Can deliver. rentals. Full/ partial District of Columbia court for an Order of
published once a week Decedent 20001-2131 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 Afro-American
PROBATE DIVISION Publication of the notice
Call Bill 301-841-7565 weeks. Call for FREE required by law in such
for three consecutive NOTICE OF Administration No. Washington Law
Washington, D.C. weeks before said day APPOINTMENT, 2010ADM174 Superior Court of Reporter
brochure. Open daily. 20001-2131 cases; it is by the Court Linda A. Harrison
in the Afro-American NOTICE TO Lora C. Paige the District of
Cherry Bedroom Set. Holiday Real Estate. Administration No. this 3 day of January
Newspapers. CREDITORS Decedent District of Columbia Personal
1-800-638-2102. Online 2011ADM15 2011. AND NOTICE TO DeAnna L. Jackson PROBATE DIVISION Representative
Solid Wood, never used, JUDGE
Talaiferro M. Barnes ORDERED, that all per- UNKNOWN HEIRS Attorney Washington, D.C. 301-871-5244
brand new in factory reservations: www. Decedent sons concerned show
2/4, 2/11, 2/18 Cheryl A. Calloway, NOTICE OF 20001-2131
boxes. English Dovetail. Brenda L. Hopkins Esq cause, if any there be, whose address is 1629 APPOINTMENT, Administration No. REGISTER OF WILLS
3724 Twelfth Street NE on or before the 7 day Superior Court of K Street NW, Suite 300, NOTICE TO 2011ADM53 2/4, 2/11, 2/18
Original cost $4500. Sell Washington DC 20017 of February 2011, why the District of CREDITORS Ozella Ruth Harvey
Washington DC 20006
for $895. Can deliver. VACATION Attorney the prayers of said com- District of Columbia was appointed personal AND NOTICE TO Decedent SUPERIOR
NOTICE OF plaint should not be
Call Tom 240-482-8721 PROBATE DIVISION representative of the UNKNOWN HEIRS Shanta Ramson Esq COURT OF
RENTALS APPOINTMENT, granted; provided that a Washington, D.C. estate of Artis T. Wilson, DeAnna L. Jackson, 4705 Sandy Spring Rd THE DISTRICT
NOTICE TO copy of this order be 20001-2131 who died on November whose address is 4217 Burtonsville, MD
Beautiful Landscaped published once a week OF COLUMBIA
CREDITORS Administration No. 23, 2010 without a will, F o o t e S t r e e t N E , 20866 PROBATE
HELP WANTED - Lots!!! AND NOTICE TO for three consecutive
weeks before said day
2008ADM951 and will serve without Washington DC 20019, Attorney DIVISION
Priced to Sell! $75,000 UNKNOWN HEIRS Douglas Fairbanks Court supervision. All was appointed personal NOTICE OF Washington, D.C.
Patricia Barnes in the Afro-American. Johnson
Drivers- 100% Tuition Waterfront Lots; Paved Brookes, whose ad- JUDGE
unknown heirs and heirs representative of the APPOINTMENT, 20001-2131
Decedent whose whereabouts are estate of Lora C. Paige, NOTICE TO Administration No.
Paid CDL Training! No Roads dress is 12512 A TRUE COPY TEST: Nicholas D Ward unknown shall enter who died on April 16, CREDITORS 2010ADM1171
Credit Check, No Expe- Selling Fast - Last 13 Whiteholm Drive, Upper 1/28, 2/4, 2/11 1212 New York Ave their appearance in this 2006 with a will, and will AND NOTICE TO Estate of
Lots Marlboro, MD 20770 NW Suite 1000 proceeding. Objections serve without Court su- UNKNOWN HEIRS Audrey A. Dockery
rience required! Superior Court of
was appointed personal the District of Washington DC 20005 to such appointment pervision. All unknown Linda Harrison, whose Deceased
TRAINERS EARN 49¢/ Hunting Creek Subdivi- representative of the Attorney
District of Columbia shall be filed with the heirs and heirs whose address is 13710 Town NOTICE OF
MILE! 888-417-7564 sion! estate of Talaiferro M. PROBATE DIVISION NOTICE OF Register of Wills, D.C., whereabouts are un- Line Road, Silver Spring STANDARD
Call Now to Close Barnes, who died on Washington, D.C. AFTER DISCOVERED 515 5th Street, N.W., known shall enter their Maryland 20906 was ap- PROBATE
CRST EXPEDITED June 20, 2010 with a WILL AND NOTICE 3rd Floor Washington, appearance in this pointed personal repre- Notice is hereby Fast!!! will, and will serve with-
OF APPOINTMENT sentative of the estate of
Administration No. D.C. 20001, on or be- proceeding. Objections given that a petition
(757) 710-3827 out Court supervision. 2011ADM34 William E. Wade, whose fore August 4, 2011. to such appointment (or Ozella Ruth Harvey, has been filed in this
All unknown heirs and Vernelle Owens address is 3195 Stanley Claims against the de- to the probate of de- who died on December Court by Aubrey A.
h e i r s w h o s e Decedent Road, Fairlawn, OH cedent shall be pre- cedent’scedent¬s will)
will) shall
shall be
be 23, 2010 without a will, Dockery-Bey, John
HELP WANTED - whereabouts are un- 44333 was appointed sented to the under- filed with the Register of and will serve without

Bruce E. Gardner Esq Brown & Jerry L.


known shall enter their personal representative signed with a copy to the Wills, D.C., 515 5th Court supervision. All Hunter, Esq for stan-
DRIVERS appearance in this
The Gardner Law Firm
PC of the estate of Douglas Register of Wills or filed Street, N.W., 3rd Floor unknown heirs and heirs dard probate, includ-
proceeding. Objections 1101 Pennsylvania Ave Fairbanks Johnson, who with the Register of Wills Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . whose whereabouts are ing the appointment
to such appointment (or NW Suite 600 died on August 31, 2008 with a copy to the under- 20001, on or before Au- unknown shall enter of one or more per-
TRUCK DRIVERS to the probate of de- Washington DC 20004 with a Will. Objections to signed, on or before Au- gust 4, 2011. Claims their appearance in this sonal representa-
cedent¬s will)
cedent’s will) shall
shall bebe Attorney such appointment or to gust 4, 2011, or be for- against the decedent proceeding. Objections tive. Unless a com-
WANTED! filed with the Register of the probate of de- to such appointment (or
NOTICE OF ever barred. Persons shall be presented to the plaint or an objection
2011 PAY RAISE! Wills, D.C., 515 5th APPOINTMENT, cedent's Will shall be believed to be heirs or undersigned with a copy to the probate of de- in accordance with
UP TO $.52 PER MILE! Street, N.W., 3rd Floor NOTICE TO filed with the Register of legatees of the decedent to the Register of Wills cedent’s cedent¬s will) will) shall
shall be be Superior Court Pro-
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Wills, District of Colum- who do not receive a or filed with the Register filed with the Register of bate Division Rule
HOME WEEKENDS! 20001, on or before July
bia, 515 5th Street, NW
AND NOTICE TO copy of this notice by of Wills with a copy to Wills, D.C., 515 5th 407 is filed in this
NEW EQUIPMENT! 21, 2011. Claims against UNKNOWN HEIRS 3rd Floor, Washington mail within 25 days of its the undersigned, on or Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Court within 30 days
the decedent shall be Linda Lewis, whose ad- DC 20001, on or before first publication shall so before February 4, 2011, Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . from the date of first
presented to the under- dress is 1625 Lyman August 4, 2011. inform the Register of or be forever barred. 20001, on or before Au- publication of this
signed with a copy to the Place NE Washington Date of Publication: Wills, including name, Persons believed to be gust 4, 2011. Claims notice, the Court
Register of Wills or filed DC 20002, was ap- February 4, 2011 address and relation- heirs or legatees of the against the decedent may take the action
with the Register of Wills Name of newspaper:
Hunter, Esq for stan- cedent shall be pre-
dard probate, includ- sented to the under-
ing the appointment signed with a copy to the
of one or more per- Register of Wills or filed
sonal representa- with the Register of Wills

tive. Unless a com- with a copy to the under-
plaint or an objection
in accordance with
signed, on or before Au-
gust 4, 2011, or be for-
February 5, 2011 - February 11, 2011, The Afro-American
Superior Court Pro- ever barred. Persons

bate Division Rule LEGALtoNOTICES
believed be heirs or LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES
407 is filed in this legatees of the decedent
Court within 30 days who do not receive a Superior Court of
from the date of first copy of this notice by the District of Archer Western Contractors, Ltd. is seeking
publication of this mail within 25 days of its District of Columbia participation from bona fide subcontractors and
notice, the Court first publication shall so PROBATE DIVISION DBE/MBE/SBE subcontractors to bid on Ronald
may take the action inform the Register of Washington, D.C. Reagan National Airport Runway 1-19 Overlay and BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND
hereinafter set forth. Wills, including name, 20001-2131 Taxiways Rehabilitation. All Subcontractor/
address and relation- Supplier quotes are due before Thursday Feb- INVITATION FOR BIDS
Admit to probate Administration No.
the will dated Feb- ship. 2011ADM0049 ruary 17th, 2011 at 10:00 AM. Fax quotes to:
ruary 15, 2010 Date of Publication: (404)495-8701 referencing project name and CONTRACT NO. 10197 PF0
Thelma Pitts Campbell
exhibited with the February 4, 2011 Decedent
scope of work. For plan access, email company FULLERTON FIRE STATION #8 ROOF, 4401 FITCH AVENUE, 21236
petition upon proof Name of newspaper: name and contact information to eriser@ FULLERTON - DISTRICT 14 c 6
Thomas H. Queen Quotes will be evaluated on
satisfactory to the Afro-American 530 Eighth Street SE CONTRACT COST GROUP ∫B ($100,000 TO $500,000)∫
scope, price, experience, financial condition, and
Court of due execu- Washington Law Washington DC 20003 other pertinent factors. EOEM/F WORK CLASSIFICATION: I-6
tion by affidavit of Reporter Attorney BID DATE: FEBRUARY 17, 2011 AT 2:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME
witnesses or other- Brenda T Jarvis NOTICE OF
wise Personal APPOINTMENT, On or after DECEMBER 6, 2010, the above contract documents may
in the absence of a Representative NOTICE TO CANDIDATES FOR MARYLAND be inspected and purchased from the Division of Construction

will or proof satisfac- 301-717-9884 CREDITORS STATE TREASURER

TRUE TEST COPY Contracts Administration, Department of Public Works, Room 300B,
tory to the Court of AND NOTICE TO
REGISTER OF WILLS County Office Building (COB), 111 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Towson,
due execution, enter UNKNOWN HEIRS The General Assembly of Maryland is MD 21204, upon receipt of payment of $15.00 (FIFTEEN DOLLARS)
an order determining 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 Marteal H. Pitts, Max- charged by the Maryland Constitution with
that the decedent well A. Pitts, and Noah per contract, and if sent by U.S. mail with an additional $10.00 (TEN
SUPERIOR COURT OF appointing the State Treasurer by joint ballot Dollars) postage and handling fee. All checks should be made payable
died Intestate. M. Webb whose ad- of the Senate and House of Delegates. A
appoint an unsu- THE DISTRICT OF dress(es) are 4705 8th to BALTIMORE COUNTY MD. NO REFUNDS will be made to anyone.
COLUMBIA committee appointed pursuant to Section Direct any questions to 410-887-3531. Bidders obtaining documents
pervised personal Street NW, Washington
representative. PROBATE DIVISION DC 20017, 423 Peabody
5-101(b) of the State Government Article of from another source other than Baltimore County WILL NOT be allowed
Register of Wills Washington, D.C. Street NW, Washington the Maryland Code will review resumes of all
20001-2131 applicants, hold a public hearing, and make to submit proposals to Baltimore County.
Clerk of the DC 20011, and 6104
Probate Division Foreign No. East 98th Street Kansas a recommendation to the members of the
2011FEP10 General Assembly. The Honorable Nancy K. The proposed work consists of:
Date of First City MO 64134 were ap-
Publication Date of Death pointed personal repre- Kopp, the current Treasurer of the State of
February 4, 2011 August 11, 2010 sentative(s) of the estate Maryland, has applied for reappointment. Remove all existing roofing systems down to gypsum and tectum deck
Names of Geneva Shannon of Thelma Pitts Camp- Other applicants must submit their resumes and provide a new SBS Modified Built-Up Roofing System.
Newspapers: Arnold bell, who died on August
AKA or statements of work experience not later
Washington Law 17, 2007 with a will, and than February 16, 2011. Applicants must A pre-bid meeting will be held on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
Reporter Geneva Shannon will serve without Court at the site-4401 Fitch Avenue, Fullerton, MD 21236-3908.
Decedent supervision. All un-
also present themselves at a public hearing
NOTICE OF to be held on February 22, 2011 at 4:30
known heirs and heirs
p.m. Resumes should be submitted to: THE PROJECT IS SUBJECT TO A MINORITY BUSINESS ENTER-
Aubrey A. Dockery- OF FOREIGN unknown shall enter
John Brown REPRESENTATIVE proceeding. Objections Joint Committee to Select the State Treasurer
Jerry L. Hunter Esq AND to such appointment (or Department of Legislative Services THE PROPOSAL BOOKLET MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMIT-
1822 11th Street NE NOTICE TO to the probate of de- 90 State Circle Annapolis, TED AT THE TIME OF BID OPENING.
Washington DC CREDITORS cedent¬s will) shall
cedent’s will) shall bebe Maryland 21401
20001 Marilyn B. Thompson filed with the Register of 410-946-5200 Baltimore/Annapolis Sealed proposals (the entire book) addressed to Baltimore County,
whose address is 4309 Wills, D.C., 515 5th 301-970-5200 Washington, D.C. Metro Area Maryland for this contract will be received in the Baltimore County
Broken Arrow Court, Street, N.W., 3rd Floor 1-800-492-7122 for other areas in Maryland Purchasing Division, Room 148, Old Courthouse, 400 Washington
Signature of
Clinton MD 20735 was
appointed personal re-
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Avenue, Towson, MD 21204, until the time specified on the contract at
2/4, 2/11 20001, on or before Au- which time they will be publicly opened and read.
presentative of the gust 4, 2011. Claims
estate of Geneva Shan- MBE/WBE
against the decedent Subcontractors and Suppliers
Superior Court of non Arnold aka Geneva shall be presented to the
Ulliman Schutte Construction, LLC, Miamisburg, TIMORE COUNTY AT LEAST TEN (10) DAYS PRIOR TO THE OPEN-
the District of Shannon, deceased, by undersigned with a copy OH is interested in receiving quotes from qualified
District of Columbia the Orphans Court for to the Register of Wills MBE/WBE subcontractors and suppliers for the ING OF BIDS WILL BE ALLOWED TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS.
PROBATE DIVISION Prince Georges County, or filed with the Register Filtration Rehabilitation and Upgrade of The Fort
Washington, D.C. State of Maryland, on of Wills with a copy to Reno Pumping Station at Fort Reno Park, All proposals must be accompanied by a Bid Bond, on the approved
20001-2131 October 19, 2010. the undersigned, on or Washington, D.C., bidding on February 9, 2011. form provided, in the amount as set forth in the ∫Information for Bidders∫.
Administration No. Service of process may before August 4, 2011, Opportunities are available for Specifications Di- No other form of proposal guaranty is acceptable.
2011ADM0052 be made upon Tiffany or be forever barred. visions 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 16. Plans
Dorothy A Ratliff Thompson 2914 12th Persons believed to be available online:
Decedent Street, NE Washington The Purchasing Agent reserves the right to reject any or all proposals
heirs or legatees of the or bids or parts of bids and to waive technicalities as may be deemed
Jennifer E Loud Esq DC 20017 whose des- decedent who do not re- Please Fax quotes to 937-910-9910 attention Eric
7826 Eastern Avenue ignation as District of ceive a copy of this no- Yerian on February 8th by 5:00 pm. Contact best for the interest of the County.
NW Suite 410 Columbia agent has tice by mail within 25 telephone 937-910-9900.
Washington DC 20012 been filed with the Reg- days of its first publica- Ulliman Schutte Construction, LLC Keith Dorsey, Director
Attorney ister of Wills, D.C. tion shall so inform the 9900 Springboro Pike Office of Budget & Finance
NOTICE OF The decedent owned Miamisburg, Ohio 45342
Register of Wills, includ-
APPOINTMENT, the following District of ing name, address and SUPPORT OUR
Colombia real property: Equal Opportunity Employer
2914 12th Street NE
relationship. ADVERTISERS Digital News Writer
CREDITORS Date of Publication:
UNKNOWN HEIRS and 6701 Piney Branch Name of newspaper: REQUEST FOR BIDS WTOP Radio is looking for a Digital News Writer to join
Howard Gregory Camp- Road, NW Washington Afro-American INVITATION NO. 100220 its award winning Digital Media department.
bell, whose address is DC 20012 Washington Law SANITARY SEWER REHABILITATION AND EXTENSION
4250 East Capital Street Claims against the de- Reporter
NE #202 Washington cedent may be pre- Marteal H. Pitts The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority is soliciting bids for Invitation 2 yrs experience in a fast-paced digital, print or broadcast
DC 20019, was ap- sented to the under- Maxwell A. Pitts No. 100220: Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation and Extension. environment. Candidates should have excellent writing and
pointed personal repre- signed and filed with the
sentative of the estate of Register of Wills for the
Noah M. Webb
The following listing enumerates the major items of work included in this contract: editing skills and show strong news judgement. Under-
Dorothy A Ratliff who District of Columbia, 515 Representative o 5,790 linear feet of 12-inch through 30-inch dia. RCP sewer standing of social media and its relationship with online
died on January 3, 2011 5th Street N.W. 3rd 202-832-6757 o 3,660 linear feet of 10-inch through 27-inch dia. PVC sewer marketing and web traffic , Familiarity with counties, cities,
Floor, Washington, D.C. o 6,870 linear feet of PVC building connection pipe
with a will, and will serve
20001 within 6 months
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without Court supervi- 876-838-3486
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and heirs whose publication of this notice. REGISTER OF WILLS
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o 30,360 linear feet of 18-inch and smaller sewer lining,
whereabouts are un- (Strike preceding sen-
tence if no real estate.)
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known shall enter their instructions from there. EOE
appearance in this Marilyn B. Thompson
Personal The project requires completion within 1,461 consecutive calendar days.
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment (or Representative(s)

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gust 4, 2011. Claims The Daily Washington
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the undersigned, on or
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or be forever barred.
Persons believed to be
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heirs or legatees of the 2011ADM40 Department of Procurement at 202-787-2020 for access authorization.
decedent who do not re- MARILYN COLLEEN
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ceive a copy of this no- JENKINS For procurement information contact Mrs. De’Nerika
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APPOINTMENT,   
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Howard Gregory CREDITORS
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address is 2350 Hunter
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 
DC 20020 was ap-
2/4, 2/11, 2/18 pointed personal repre-
Superior Court of sentative of the estate of
the District of Marilyn Colleen Jenkins,
District of Columbia who died on December
PROBATE DIVISION 19, 2010 without a will,
Washington, D.C. and will serve without
20001-2131 Court supervision. All
Administration No. unknown heirs and heirs
2004-36 whose whereabouts are
Helen L Harris unknown shall enter
Decedent their appearance in this
Kathy Brissette-Minus proceeding. Objections
Law Office of to such appointment
Kathy Brissette-Minus shall be filed with the
LLC Register of Wills, D.C.,
9900 Greenbelt Road 515 5th Street, N.W.,
Suite E 215 3rd Floor Washington,
Lanham MD 20706 D.C. 20001, on or be-
Attorney fore August 4, 2011.
NOTICE OF Claims against the de-
APPOINTMENT, cedent shall be pre-
NOTICE TO sented to the under-
CREDITORS signed with a copy to the
AND NOTICE TO Register of Wills or filed
UNKNOWN HEIRS with the Register of Wills
Brenda T Jarvis, whose with a copy to the under-
address is 8422 Carroll- signed, on or before Au-
ton Parkway, New Car- gust 4, 2011, or be for-
rollton MD 20784, was ever barred. Persons
appointed personal re- believed to be heirs or
presentative of the legatees of the decedent
estate of Helen L. Har- who do not receive a
ris, who died on June copy of this notice by
16, 2003 without a will, mail within 25 days of its
and will serve without first publication shall so
Court supervision. All inform the Register of
unknown heirs and heirs Wills, including name,
whose whereabouts are address and relation-
unknown shall enter ship.
their appearance in this Date of Publication:
proceeding. Objections February 4, 2011
to such appointment Name of newspaper:
shall be filed with the Afro-American
Register of Wills, D.C., Washington Law
515 5th Street, N.W., Reporter
3rd Floor Washington, Rodney E Gill
D.C. 20001, on or be- Personal
fore August 4, 2011. Representative
Claims against the de- 202-610-1921
cedent shall be pre- TRUE TEST COPY
sented to the under- REGISTER OF WILLS
signed with a copy to the 2/4, 2/11, 2/18
Register of Wills or filed
with the Register of Wills
with a copy to the under-
signed, on or before Au-
gust 4, 2011, or be for-
ever barred. Persons
believed to be heirs or
legatees of the decedent
who do not receive a
copy of this notice by
mail within 25 days of its
first publication shall so
inform the Register of
B8 The Afro-American, February 5, 2011 - February 11, 2011

from B2
Pro Sports Commentary
Wizards Dangerously Banking on Self Improvement
By Stephen D. Riley
AFRO Staff Writer

The Washington Wizards stink. They can’t win on the

road, they can barely win at home and just when you think
they’ve secured a rare victory, they find some way, any way,
to squander it. I’m done with this team until next season or
at least until they win a game on the road (which could very
well be next season anyway).
These are dangerous times in the District for basketball
fans. The team is spiraling to another lottery pick which
bodes well for acquiring some additional help, but
Washington, traditionally, hasn’t done the best job of
nurturing and improving its players. Free agents have been
reluctant to relocate to the area, which hurts Washington’s
best chances of improving. For Wizards fans hoping for a
sniff at the postseason, they’ll need consistent turnarounds
from the Andray Blatches, the Nick Youngs and the JaVale
McGees of the team—but good luck with that. Courtesy Photo/Washington Wizards
Although Young is in the midst of a career season, he’s The Wizards will need its young
shown the perplexing propensity of being able to follow player like 22-year-old JaVale
up a 30-point game with a six-point stinker. The big time McGee to continue improving if
scorers in this league are big time scorers every night. If they want to become a playoffs
Young is going to be the top scoring threat on the team then contender, again.
he has to be more consistent, something he has yet to show.
After putting up career numbers towards the end of
last season, Blatche appeared to be on the road to becoming an All Star. But so far this season,
the 24-year-old power forward hasn’t quite been star material this year. A penchant for jacking
20-foot jumpshots and occasional mental lapses has plagued Blatche’s 2010-11 season, and
fans at the Verizon Center haven’t exactly hidden their frustrations. Blatche’s inconsistency has
consistently earned him his own share of boos, understandable after the organization granted him
a $35 million contract extension last summer.
McGee remains a work-in-progress but young centers are worth the headache. On good
nights, the 22-year-old is a force to be reckoned with. His athleticism is rivaled by few players in
the NBA and when engaged, his defensive presence can be off the charts but those nights are still
few and far in between.
Yet, despite the aforementioned struggles of the three young Wizards, they’re all having
career years. Washington isn’t bad because of a lack of talent; they’re bad because of a lack of
consistency. Young, Blatche and McGee are all keepers but only if the team can groom them to
fill their potential.
The team has a point guard in John Wall who’s going to be around for a while—that’s a given.
But when it comes to his three sidekicks, it’s only so long that a team can keep holding out on
potential before it’s forced to move on.

Howard Halts Nine-Game Losing Skid

By Perry Green
AFRO Sports Editor

The Howard Bison men’s

basketball team put together
a multiple-game winning
streak for the first time this
season after edging Delaware
State University, 70-67, on
Jan. 31 at Burr Gymnasium in
Washington, D.C.
It was one of Howard’s
few wins, yet the most
impressive this year as all five
Bison starters scored double- Courtesy Photo/Howard University

digits in points to advance to Howard’s Mike Phillips scored 19 points to help the Bison
a second straight victory. win two games straight for the first time this season.
Howard sophomore
forward Mike Phillips led 14 points, while sophomore for Howard. The victory over
the starters with 19 points, forward Darian Collins also UMES was also the Bison’s
scoring mostly in the paint scored 14 along with a career- first Mid-Eastern Athletic
close to the basket. Bison high five assists. Senior guard Conference (MEAC) win of
freshman center Alphonso Kyle Riley added 11 points the season.
Leary also did damage in the and a career-high seven assists. Coach Nickelberry credits
paint, scoring 12 points with “I was very proud of the the wins to the energy the
eight rebounds. way we played tonight,” players gain from the home
“The game plan was Nickelberry said. “We hung crowd.
to get the ball inside and in there and toughed out a “We fed off the energy of
take advantage of the win. Kyle was like a warrior the crowd,” he said after the
mismatches,” explained for us. He was a big part of game. “They gave us a lot
Howard first year head coach our success. He knows he has of energy. That is important
Kevin Nickelberry. “Once we to handle the ball and keep since we are a young team
established something inside, the team under control.” and we lack depth. It was
Mike and Alphonso did a Riley was huge on Jan. definitely a factor tonight.”
good job of kicking the ball 29 when he scored 14 of his Howard (4-17, 2-7
out to the shooters.” season-high 22 points in a MEAC) will play its next two
Howard shot well from 77-73 win over University of games at home, including a
the outside as sophomore Maryland-Eastern Shore to matchup with North Carolina
guard Anton Dickerson scored snap a 9-game losing streak Central on Feb. 5.

Bowie State Extends Winning Streak

with 88-81 Win over Saint Paul’s
AFRO Staff

The Bowie State University Bulldogs (BSU) men’s basketball team earned their third
straight win after taking out the Saint Paul’s College Tigers, 88-81, in a Central Interscholastic
Athletic Association (CIAA) contest on Jan. 29 in Lawrenceville, Va.
Bowie State has now won seven of their last eight games, advancing to a 13-3 overall
record, 3-0 in the CIAA Northern Division and 8-1 in the entire CIAA conference.
Bowie State was led by sophomore forward Byron Westmoreland, who scored a game-high
26 points before fouling out of the game with two minutes left to play. Fortunately for BSU,
they had other double figure scorers, including senior guard Eric Vann (18 points), junior
forward/center Travis Hyman (13) and junior guard Jay Gavin (11).
Senior forward Maurice Reevey led the Tigers with 23 points, along with a game-high 11
rebounds, in the loss. Junior guard Ibn Rasoull followed with 17 points and freshman Joshua
Inadagbo added 16 points to Saint Paul’s total.
The Tigers fell to 6-10 overall, 3-6 CIAA, 2-1 CIAA North and will face Lincoln
University on Feb. 5. Bowie State will host Lincoln at the A.C. Jordan Arena on Feb. 6.