February 5, 2011 - February 5, 2011, The Afro-American A1

By George Barnette
AFRO Staf Writer
Once again, the town of Forest
Heights has disciplined its chief
executive over improprieties in offce.
According to reports, Mayor Andrea
McCutcheon has been accused of
spending town funding without council
approval.
The suspension comes at a pressing
time for the small town hugging the
Prince George’s/District of Columbia
line, which is already dealing with a
myriad of issues.
Forest Heights is one of the
communities stricken by the violence
that plagued the county during the
frst half of January. Terrance Calvin
Hunter, 30, was shot and killed at
Southview Apartments on Jan. 5.
Someone has been arrested in
that case, but Forest Heights Police
Chief Lt. Frank R. Webb has recently
warned residents of a rise in auto
thefts and police impersonators in the
community.
Residents are also up in arms over
speed cameras installed in the town.
Many took the municipal government
to task over the cameras, but offcials
said it was necessary for safer travel.
When the cameras were initially
installed early last summer, the number
of citations issued peaked at about
1,500 per week, but decreased to about
1,000 in mid-July. McCutcheon,
who noted the cameras generated an
estimated $1 million in revenue, said
the cameras were for the safety of
people trying to cross the busy Indian
Head Highway.
“This statistic shows that Operation
Get Home Safe is effective in
getting drivers to slow down and in
promoting public safety in town,” said
McCutcheon in a statement.
McCutcheon’s issues make this
three of the last four Forest Heights
mayors to be disciplined and the
second time over the misuse of funds.
In 2006, former mayor Myles Spires’
was suspended from September
through December over allegations
that he misused funds. As a result,
the town changed its charter so that
mayoral terms were limited to two
years.
Spires was cleared of the charges
but fled suit against the town in June
By AFRO Staf
Prince George’s County and
Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo
have reached a settlement in a suit
over the unlawful shooting of Calvo’s
two dogs during a raid on his home in
2008.
As a part of the settlement, Calvo
will be paid an undisclosed sum of
money, but he’s also leveraged the
situation to change how SWAT teams
operate in the county—in particular,
how it deals with animals and “no-
knock“warrants.
Also as a result of the incident,
the Maryland General Assembly
and Gov. Martin O’Malley passed
a law requiring more oversight
for SWAT teams in the state. The
Police Training Commission and
Governor’s Offce of Crime Control
and Prevention have created a format
that requires SWAT teams statewide
to make specifed reports to the
Governor’s Offce of Crime Control
and Prevention every six months.
On July 29, 2008, Prince George’s
County Sheriff deputies raided
Calvo’s house after a shipment of
marijuana was delivered to Calvo’s
address. The deputies barged into
Calvo’s house, handcuffng Calvo, his
wife and mother-in-law and shooting
his two Labrador
retrievers.
Police offcials
later determined that
package was sent
by drug traffckers
who would send
packages to random
addresses and pick
them up outside the
addressee’s home.
Despite being cleared
in the controversy,
former Sheriff
Michael Jackson
maintained that his
deputies did the right
thing when they
shot Calvo’s dogs.
Jackson told the
Washington Post that his offcers were
compromised when Calvo’s mother-
in-law, Georgia Porter, screamed out
“SWAT” so his offcers had to run
into the house.
He said Porter “corroborated that
she did scream out ‘SWAT.’ She
admitted to that, and [Calvo] admitted
to hearing that upstairs in the house.
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Continued on A4
Character Education
Special Section insert
Bowie Bulldogs Extend
Winning Streak B8
Michael Williams Out
Front for Tea Party A2
Courtesy Photo
Ad release dissuading county residents from
voting for Michael Jackson after mishandling the
Calvo raid.
Settlement Impacts
Pr. George’s SWAT Tactics
By Andrea L. “Aunni”Young
Special to the Afro
The 112
th
Congress has
convened with a new chairman for
the Congressional Black Caucus,
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II. Coming
to the House of Representatives
for his third term from Missouri’s
Fifth District, he serves on the
Financial Services Committee,
Homeland Security Committee and
the Speaker’s Select Committee on
Energy Independence and Global
Warming.
The Congressional Black
Caucus was formed in 1971 to
help improve the ability of Black
elected offcials to support their
constituencies. It is also “at the
forefront of legislative campaigns
for human and civil rights for
all citizens,” according to the
organization’s website.
Shortly after taking the offce of
chair, Rep. Cleaver answered a few
questions for the AFRO.
Q: What are some of the core
issues you would like to see the
CBC focus on during your term?

Chairman Cleaver: We are
going to help the president in his
goal of creating jobs. One of the
major problems with the last two
years is our inability to demonstrate
to the American public ... that
we were pushing for jobs. They
didn’t see it. We’ve got to support
the president on any plan that he
brings forth to create jobs. We will
begin this [immediately], sending
communications to the White
House about the need for summer
jobs for youth.

Q: What concerns does the
CBC have with the outcome of the
Census?
Another Crisis at the Top of
Forest Heights Leadership
Courtesy Photo/Forest Heights Government
Forest Heights Mayor Andrea
McCutcheon has been suspended
through the rest of her term.
CBC Chair Shares Insight
for Session
Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, shown with Missouri elementary school children in this March 4, 2005
fle photo, is the new chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.
By George Barnette
AFRO Staf Writer
With Prince George’s County
being placed under the microscope
after the Jack Johnson scandal,
county offcials sought to fnd a
way to clean up county
government. That effort
led to the creation of
the Accountability,
Compliance Integrity
(ACI) Advisory Board.
At its frst meeting,
Jan. 29, it realized it
had much work to do.
Sitting on the board,
as chair, is former
Baltimore Mayor Kurt
Schmoke as chair,
joined by retired Prince
George’s County
Circuit Court Judge
William Missouri
as vice chair. Also
on the committee
are Patricia Adams,
commissioner with the
Maryland Workers’ Compensation
Commission; Linda Botts, a top aide
to former County Executive Wayne
Curry, and former Councilman Peter
Shapiro, D.-Dist. 2.
The ACI Advisory Board
will look into all areas of county
government, reviewing oversight
and looking at best practices from
local, state and federal agencies.
At the end of the process, it will
provide recommendations to
the county council and County
Executive Baker.
That task is easier said than
done. The scope of the problems
facing the county is huge – possibly
bigger than even some
of the board members
know, several of the
members admitted.
At one point during
the meeting, Schmoke
asked if it were just
a pay-to-play issue,
but the response he
received let him now
that fraud inside the
county’s government
may go beyond that.
“I think it’s a
problem and it’s a big
problem,” Shapiro
replied. “I think our
mandate is broader
than that. I think that’s
what’s in the news
most. There’s lots and
lots of data to support there’s a pay-
to-play culture.”
Adams went even further than
Shapiro saying she still needed
to familiarize herself with how
the different agencies within the
county’s government conduct
business. “I need to educate
myself,” Adams said. “We need to
Former Baltimore
Mayor Kurth
Schmoke is chair
of the new Prince
George’s County
Accountability,
Compliance Integrity
Advisory Board.
County Accountability Task
Force has Tough Task
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Bow-Tied Cowboy Carries
Tea Party Backing in Run
for Senate
Retiring Texas Railroad
Commissioner and tea party
favorite Michael Williams
has decided to run for
the U.S. Senate. The bow
tie-clad, boot-shod Black
Texan said Jan. 25 that he
wants to bring his starkly
conservative views—
including no preferential
treatment for Blacks in higher
education, acceleration of oil
exploration in coastal areas
and a reduced role for the
federal government in public
policy—to the Senate.
If successful, he would be
the frst African-American
Republican senator in
over 30 years. The last
Black Republican senator
was Edward Brooke of
Massachusetts, who lost a re-
election bid in 1978.
Williams announced his
retirement from the railroad
commission Jan. 24, after 11
years in the post.
Williams adopted the
bow-ties and boots as a prank
while serving as assistant
secretary of education in the
1990s for President George
H.W. Bush as a way of easing
tension when he appeared
before a Senate committee
hearing in front of hostile
Democrats.
“I wanted to bring a
light moment to the hearing,
be humorous,” he told the
website The Daily Beast. “We
had a very confrontational
hearing anyway. But I had
bought all these bow ties….”
But the buzz about
Williams goes beyond
conservative neckware
and cowboy boots. He has
dismissed global warning as a
problem and wants a limited
role for the Environmental
Protection Agency, endorses
oil drilling in the Gulf of
Mexico and along both the
East and West coasts and
favors strict controls on
immigration.
“We’ve got to go and drill
for American energy wherever
we have American energy.
We’ve got to drill for it on
the west coast, the east coast,
the eastern part of the Gulf of
Mexico, the Rocky Mountains
and oh by the way, drill in
[Alaska],” Williams said at a
Conservative Political Action
Conference, according to The
Dallas Morning News.
“We’ve got to bring the
nukes back. We haven’t built
a nuclear power plant since
1979.”
Ugandan Gay Rights
Activist Beaten to Death
Violence erupted in
Mukono, Uganda at the
funeral of gay rights advocate
David Kato, two days
after the Ugandan activist
was beaten to death with a
hammer Jan. 26.
The religious rite was
punctuated by a denunciation
of homosexuality from the
pulpit by the pastor, and the
refusal of congregants in the
village to bury Kato.
“The world has gone
crazy,” the pastor said,
according to Reuters. “People
are turning away from the
scriptures. They should turn
back, they should abandon
what they are doing. You
cannot start admiring a fellow
man.”
Those statements drew a
sharp reaction from a crowd
of 300 people that included
about 100 gay supporters.
Gay activists, some wearing
T-shirts with Kato’s picture
on them, stormed the podium,
grabbing the microphone.
Condemnation of Kato’s
death is strong in Uganda’s
gay community, with many
blaming it on hatred, while
the authorities called the death
the result of a robbery.
“David’s death is a result
of the hatred planted in
Uganda by U.S. evangelicals
in 2009,” Val Kalende,
the chairwoman of one of
Uganda’s gay rights groups,
said in a statement to the New
York Times. “The Ugandan
government and the so-called
U.S. evangelicals must take
responsibility for David’s
blood.”
Kalende believes Kato’s
picture in a Ugandan
newspaper in October with
the words “Hang Them”
printed next to it led to
Kato’s death. The Ugandan
parliament is considering
making homosexuality a
crime punishable by death.
‘Golden Voice’ Ted Williams
Checks Out of Rehab
Ted Williams, the
homeless man who rose to
fame in early January for his
“golden voice,” reportedly left
substance abuse rehab after
receiving less than two weeks
of treatment. According to a
report by TMZ, Williams was
being treated for drug and
alcohol dependency and left
the Origins Recovery Center
in Texas against the advice of
his doctors. His treatment at
the facility was funded by the
“Dr. Phil” TV show, which
released a statement following
his leave, according to CBS
News.
“Ted was given the chance
to voluntarily enter a drug
rehabilitation facility in order
to help him deal with his
dependency on drugs and
alcohol. In that it is voluntary,
the decision to remain in
treatment is Ted’s to make,”
the statement read in part.
“We certainly hope that he
continues his commitment to
sobriety, and we will continue
to help and support him in
any way that we can. We wish
him well.”
Sources told TMZ that
Williams left the rehab
center and was on his way to
the airport. The report also
revealed that his girlfriend is
currently receiving treatment
at a rehab center in Costa
Mesa, Calif.
Williams, 53, became
an Internet sensation after a
Columbus Dispatch reporter
flmed him panhandling on
the side of the road, according
to CNN. After the video was
posted on the popular video
site YouTube, the homeless
Williams became the subject
of several news stories as
people across the nation
became fascinated with his
deep baritone voice and his
intriguing story.
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By Alan King
AFRO Staff Writer
Jennifer Hudson and other
relatives positively identified
the body of her 7-year-old
nephew Monday, just hours
after his body was found in a
sport-utility vehicle sought in
connection with the murder of
Hudson’s mother and brother.
The white, 1994 Chevrolet
Suburban with Illinois license
plate X584859 was found on
Chicago’s West Side after
police received a 7 a.m. call
from a neighbor about a suspi-
cious vehicle. The man noticed
the vehicle while walking his
dog. According to the Chicago
Tribune, the boy had been shot
multiple times in the back seat
of the vehicle. The SUV, regis-
tered to Hudson’s murdered
brother, was towed with the
boy’s body inside and is being
processed by evidence techni-
cians and workers. The body
was later removed and taken to
the Cook County Medical
Examiner’s office.
Hudson and other family
members arrived at the Medical
Examiner’s office mid-after-
noon to identify the body.
Given the choice between look-
ing directly at the body or
viewing it on a wall-mounted
video screen, the family chose
the latter. According to the
Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes,
that’s him.”
A spokesman for the office
told the newspaper that Hudson
“remained strong for her fami-
ly” and was clearly its leader.
“She held hands with her fami-
ly,” the spokesman said. “It
was obviously a very emotional
moment.”
The boy – the son of Julia
Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had
been missing since Friday,
when a relative found Julian’s
grandmother, Darnell
Donerson, 57, and his uncle,
Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death
in his grandmother’s home in
the 7000 block of South Yale
Avenue.
An Amber Alert – a desig-
nation for high-risk missing
children – was issued Friday
after Julian was discovered
missing after the murders.
Police arrested William
Balfour, the missing boy’s step-
father and estranged husband
of Julia, at his girlfriend’s
Southside apartment several
hours after the murders.
Balfour’s mother, Michele, has
told reporters that her son had
nothing to do with the slayings.
Balfour remains a suspect in
the murders but is being held in
jail for parole violation after
being convicted of attempted
murder and vehicular hijack-
ing. Cook County records show
that he pleaded guilty to both
charges in 1999. He was also
convicted in 1998 for posses-
sion of a stolen motor vehicle.
He was released from prison in
2006 after serving seven years
for the attempted murder and
car hijacking charges.
The boy remained missing
through a long weekend in
which police and volunteers
posted fliers bearing his photo-
graph around the city. On
Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked
for the public’s help in finding
her nephew. In her MySpace
blog, she thanked fans and sup-
porters for their prayers and
offered a $100,000 reward to
anyone who returned the boy
alive.
Since the investigation,
Hudson – who gained stardom
after appearing on “American
Idol,” and then won an
Academy Award for her role in
the movie Dreamgirls – has
stayed out of the public eye.
The Chicago Tribune report-
ed that a parade of cars moved
slowly past her family’s home
Monday morning, past the
news vans, reporters and curi-
ous onlookers.
Neighbors stood
quietly and
reflected on the
violence.
In front of the Hudson’s
home, men in heavy jackets
and hooded sweatshirts came to
kiss the twin white crosses bar-
ing the names of Donerson and
Jason.
“Everybody is sick of going
through stuff like this,” Artisha
West, a former resident of the
area told the Tribune. “We all
have to stick together. All these
young children are dying, and
for what?”
By Alan King
AFRO Staff Writer
Presidential candidate John
McCain’s attack on ACORN –
Associated Community
Organization for Reform Now –
confirms the success of the
organization, the head of the
group says.
“This is testimony to the work
we’ve done and success we’ve
had,” Maude Hurd, president of
ACORN, said in an interview
with the AFRO.
“When this attack started, we
had just announced that we had
registered 1.3 million new vot-
ers,” she said. “That’s just to say
that someone’s running scared
because of ACORN’s success.”
McCain, who is running for
president on the Republican tick-
et, lashed out at ACORN in the
final debate against Barack
Obama, contending the group “is
on the verge of maybe perpetrat-
ing one of the greatest frauds in
voter history in this country,
maybe destroying the fabric of
democracy.”
Factcheck.org, a non-partisan
Web site, found those claims to
be “exaggerated,” with “no evi-
dence of any such democracy-
destroying fraud.”
Hurd believes the McCain
charges were politically motivat-
ed.
She said, “Because it’s low-
and moderate-income people,
and people of color, I believe the
McCain campaign thinks those
voters are going to vote
Democratic, which is not neces-
sarily true.”
ACORN is no stranger to
controversy.
For 38 years, the non-partisan
organization has fought for social
and economic justice for low-
and moderate-income
Americans. With 400,000 mem-
ber families organized into more
than 1,200 neighborhood chap-
ters in 110 cities nationwide,
ACORN has over the years seen
its share of criticism while advo-
cating for affordable housing,
living wages, healthcare for the
underserved— and while organ-
izing voter registration drives.
But none has been as withering
and baseless as this one.
With the presidential election
less than two weeks away,
ACORN’s detractors allege the
organization has engaged in mas-
sive voter registration fraud after
the reported discovery of bogus
names, such as Mickey Mouse
and Dallas Cowboys players
Tony Romo and Terrell Owens,
among the names submitted to
election officials.
Hurd said those workers, who
were doing those things without
ACORN’s knowledge or permis-
sion, were fired.
“The evidence that has sur-
faced so far shows they faked
forms to get paid for work they
didn’t do, not to stuff ballot
boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the
victim of fraud, not the perpetra-
tor of it.
Hurd said the only things
bogus are the charges them-
selves. And factcheck. org
agrees.
It concluded, “Neither
ACORN nor its employees have
been found guilty of, or even
charged with, casting fraudulent
votes.”
The problem came about pri-
marily because of the way
ACORN operates. Rather than
rely on volunteers, it pays peo-
ple, many of them poor or unem-
ployed, to sign up new voters.
The idea was to help both those
being registered and those doing
the registration.
Maud explained, “We have a
zero tolerance policy for deliber-
ate falsification of registration.”
Most news account neglect to
point out that ACORN is
required by law to turn in all reg-
istration forms. And they also fail
to note that it was the organiza-
tion, in many instances, that first
brought the phony registrations
to the attention of authorities.
The McCain camp apparently
isn’t interested in those fine
points, preferring to air mislead-
ing ads that seek to link Obama
to ACORN, thereby undercutting
his political support.
McCain: I’m John McCain
and I approve this message.
Announcer: Who is Barack
Obama? A man with “a political
baptism performed at warp
speed.” Vast ambition. After col-
lege, he moved to Chicago.
Became a community organizer.
There, Obama met Madeleine
Talbot, part of the Chicago
branch of ACORN. He was so
impressive that he was asked to
train the ACORN staff.
What did ACORN in Chicago
engage in? Bullying banks.
Intimidation tactics. Disruption
of business. ACORN forced
banks to issue risky home loans.
The same types of loans that
caused the financial crisis we’re
in today.
No wonder Obama’s campaign is
trying to distance him from the
group, saying, “Barack Obama
Never Organized with ACORN.”
But Obama’s ties to ACORN run
long and deep. He taught classes
for ACORN. They even endorsed
him for President.
But now ACORN is in trouble.
Reporter: There are at least
11 investigations across the
country involving thousands of
potentially fraudulent ACORN
forms.
Announcer: Massive voter
fraud. And the Obama campaign
paid more than $800,000 to an
ACORN front for get out the vote
efforts.
Pressuring banks to issue risky
loans. Nationwide voter fraud.
Barack Obama. Bad judgment.
Blind ambition. Too risky for
America.
Since McCain’s comments,
ACORN’s 87 offices have been
bombarded with threats and
racist mail.
The day after the presidential
debate, vandals broke into the
organization’s Boston and Seattle
offices and stole computers.
After a Cleveland representative
appeared on TV, an e-mail was
sent to the local office saying she
“is going to have her life ended.”
Aworker in Providence, R.I.,
received a threatening call say-
ing, “We know you get off work
at 9” and uttered racial epithets.
Acaller to one office left a
message on the answering
machine, saying: “Hi, I was just
calling to let you know that
Barack Obama needs to get
hung. He’s a (expletive deleted)
nigger, and he’s a piece of
(expletive deleted). You guys are
fraudulent, and you need to go to
hell. All the niggers on oak trees.
They’re gonna get all hung hon-
eys, they’re going to get assassi-
nated, they’re gonna get killed.”
Another message said, “You
liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive
deleted). Welfare bums. You
guys just (expletive deleted)
come to our country, consume
every natural resource there is,
and make a lot of babies. That’s
all you guys do. And then suck
up the welfare and expect every-
one else to pay for your hospital
bills for your kids. I jus’ say let
your kids die. That’s the best
move. Just let your children die.
Forget about paying for hospital
bills for them. I’m not gonna do
it. You guys are lowlifes. And I
hope you all die.”
Hurd thinks the hate calls will
cease soon.
“In two weeks, I think these
attacks will be over. But I think it
will be harder for us to get our
name back on good graces
because they really trashed us in
the last few weeks.”
But ACORN will not be
deterred.
“We’ve been fighting for a
long time, for over 30 years, for
the rights of low- and moderate-
income people all across the
country,” Hurd said. “We’re
going to continue to fight for
economic justice in our commu-
nities.”
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The last of the 210,000
Pepco customers that lost
their electricity after the
Jan. 26 snow storm were
brought back to light on the
afternoon of Jan. 31. That
lapse in service has prompted
an outcry from area offcials
and residents, who expressed
their outrage in letters and
phone calls to the company,
in online forums and in the
pages of area newspapers.
In a tersely written
Jan. 29 letter addressed to
Joseph Rigby, chairman of
Pepco Holdings, Maryland
Gov. Martin O’Malley
expressed “frustration” and
“anger” at the utility’s lag in
restoring power outages, its
seemingly “slow response in
requesting assistance from
other jurisdictions,” and
its breakdown in customer
communications.
“Despite earnest promises,
numerous press releases, and
even a six point plan, families
in our State woke up, for the
third morning in a row, to a
cold, dark house, with Pepco
advising them that service
should be restored by 11 p.m.
tomorrow night,” he wrote.
“Five days in the dark is
simply not acceptable.”
O’Malley also compared
the utility, which provides
electricity to 778,000
homes and businesses in
Washington, D.C., and
nearby suburbs in Maryland’s
Montgomery and Prince
George’s counties, to other
power companies in the
region and seemed to fnd
Pepco wanting.
“Why can’t Pepco perform
as its fellow utilities do? To
date, BGE (Baltimore Gas &
Electric) has restored service
to 227,800 of the 233,500, or
98 [percent], of its customers
affected by the storm. Pepco
still has 27,500 customers in
Maryland without electricity,
a restoration rate of a dismal
80 [percent],” he said three
days after the storm
The governor added, “ I
am also outraged that your
customer communication
remains unacceptable; the
outage map posted to your
website crashed yet again,
leaving customers seeking
information about their
outage in the dark.”
Pepco spokesman
Clay Anderson Sr. said
the company understood
O’Malley’s frustration. “We
do understand his feelings,”
he told the AFRO, “and
Pepco will address the
governor’s concerns and the
concerns of our customers
and other legislative leaders.”
By way of explanation,
Anderson said that while
Pepco had made preparations
to deal with post-storm
damage, this storm proved
different. “The reason why
this storm was different is
because it was a heavy, wet
snow that came down very
rapidly Wednesday night,”
he said. And the nature and
speed of the downpour,
combined with snarls of
traffc prevented work crews
to get out to neighborhoods
on the frst night.
“After that because of the
heavy snow on limbs and tree
branches, branches continued
to fall after the storm.
Consequently power lines fell
as well,” Anderson continued.
Therefore, when Pepco utility
workers made it out into
affected communities, initial
assessments had to be revised
as they found more damage
than expected.
“As we got into smaller
communities days later we
found out that there was
additional damage—more
tree limbs that pulled down
more wires, and more wires
were encrusted in the snow
that had refrozen overnight,”
the Pepco spokesman said.
“So it was a combination of
several events which caused
us to take a little longer than
we had originally expected.”
But while this storm may
have been different, Pepco’s
inadequate performance was
too familiar, some said.
“Another storm, another
failed response by Pepco,”
wrote Paul Horn of Bethesda
in a Washington Post Web
posting.
In October 2010
Montgomery County
Executive Ike Leggett
created a Pepco Work Group
in response to constituents
“increasing frustrations” with
Pepco’s response after last
February’s “Snowmageddon”
and subsequent storms, but
also its failings overall.
He stated at the time, “It is
incredibly important that we
do not go through again what
we experienced in February
and July and August. While
Pepco may be focused on
these individual storms, we
can’t afford to stop there.
We have to fgure out why
Pepco power outages occur
regularly, on even the nicest
of days, threatening life,
inconveniencing families,
and costing our businesses
millions.”
After last week’s
storm, the group invited
residents and businesses
to share feedback online
on Pepco’s Service and the
impact of power outages.
That information will be
incorporated in a set of
recommendations on how to
improve the utility’s service
that would be submitted to
Pepco and the Maryland
Public Service Commission,
Pepco’s regulatory authority,
which has been studying the
matter.
As a companion to his Jan.
29 complaint to Pepco, Gov.
O’Malley also sent a letter
to the PSC calling for an
immediate hearing on Pepco’s
post-storm performance and,
he said, he plans to introduce
legislation in the Maryland
General Assembly that calls
on the Commission to adopt
enhanced reliability standards
and enables the authority
to “fne utilities for poor
performance and direct those
payments back to the
affected ratepayers.”
In Washington, D.C.,
Councilmember Muriel
Bowser, D-Ward 4,
introduced legislation on Feb.
1 that would require power
companies, in the event
of outages that last longer
than 24 hours, to reimburse
affected customers for the
“reasonable” cost of hotel
rooms.
“It is an initial step
toward holding our power
companies to account for
their recent failures to prevent
outages and to repair them
as soon as possible,” said
Councilmember Bowser
in a statement. “Frequent,
sustained outages over the
last year, especially during
periods of extreme weather,
have threatened the welfare
of thousands of District
residents who cannot afford
alternate accommodations.
This measure is a step to
protect these residents.”
Anderson, the Pepco
spokesman, said the utility
plans to do better, pointing
to its fve-year reliability
enhancement plan, but results
will take some time. “We’re
only six months into that plan
and we’re asking patience
from our customers [because]
as we move forward they will
see positive, tangible results.”
Pepco’s Post-Storm Performance Prompts Outrage
Pepco, the main utility company in the Washington,
D.C. metro area, has been criticized for its response to
power outages after major snow storms last year and
this year.
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That threw out the procedure
of knocking and announcing,
because now [offcers were]
compromised.
“I’m sorry for the loss of
their family pets,” Jackson
continued. “But this is the
unfortunate result of the
scourge of drugs in our
community. Lost in this
whole incident was the
criminal element. . . . In the
sense that we kept these drugs
from reaching our streets, this
operation was a success.”
Jackson’s refusal to admit
police wrongdoing in the
incident “dogged” him in
his bid to become Prince
George’s County executive
last year. A political ad
paid for by the 1199 SEIU
Political Action Fund showed
a sad-eyed black Labrador
retriever with the words,
“You shot my dogs. You shot
my dogs.
“When Michael Jackson’s
deputies invaded a peaceful
home and shot two dogs in
cold blood, he said, ‘This
operation was a success,’” the
ad continued.
Final details from the
settlement are still being
ironed out, but Prince
George’s County Executive
Rushern Baker is happy to
bring this issue to a close.
“Today, Prince George’s
County has made signifcant
progress in working towards
a settlement with Mayor
Cheye Calvo,” Baker said
in a statement. “These
negotiations are still in
process and the County
expects to have a settlement
in place by the Feb. 24
deadline set by Judge [Arthur
M. Monty] Ahalt.
“I am pleased with today’s
decision to avoid litigation
and that we are close to
a fnal resolution of this
unfortunate incident.”
After a prolonged, but
valiant struggle with brain
cancer that frst began on New
Year’s Eve going into 2009,
Leon Earl Wynter passed
away on Tuesday, Jan. 18,
2011. He was 57 years old.
He described himself
as “frst a Christian, then
American and Black by way
of his Jamaican heritage.”
Born in 1953, Leon grew
up in the Bronx, N.Y., and was
fond of saying that he arrived
“just in time for most of the
things that mattered: the space
race, the triumph of the civil
rights movement, disco, cable
and the Macintosh computer.”
Leon proudly received
his undergraduate degree
in psychology from Yale in
1974, and his master’s of
business administration in
economics from New York
University’s Stern School of
Business in 1979.
After exploring the world
of commercial banking,
he entered journalism as a
Washington Post staff reporter
in 1980, where he covered
education and racial change
in suburban Prince George’s
County, Md.
He later joined the Wall
Street Journal’s Washington
bureau in 1984, and covered
the federal banking beat on
Capitol Hill, as well as federal
telecommunication and
technology policy. He then
created and wrote a monthly
column for the Wall Street
Journal called “Business &
Race.” He considered the
title alone as a victory, and
he wrote it for 10 years, from
1989 to 1999.
Leon will be remembered
as a former Cub Scout, a
childhood classmate, a life-
long confdante, and the
closest of friends. In time,
that same young man would
grow to become an acclaimed
voice on the racial and ethnic
transformation of American
identity for over 20 years
as a journalist, essayist,
commentator, speaker and an
author.
As a sought-after public
speaker, Leon shared his
perspectives with strategic
marketers at Time-Warner,
Pepsico, Glaxo SmithKline,
Cox Cable and the Strategic
Research Institute. His
commentaries on race, popular
culture and “life observed”
were frequently heard on
National Public Radio’s
“All Things Considered”
beginning in 1993. He also
published at least two dozen
essays in newspapers and
magazines including the Wall
Street Journal, Savoy, the
Washington Post and New
York Newsday, among others.
Then he realized a major
milestone in his life. His frst
book, American Skin: Big
Business, Pop Culture and the
End of White America, was
published in August 2002.
The book was heralded with
strong reviews in many of the
leading newspapers around
the country.
He followed that with yet
another book in 2007 …And
I Haven’t Had A Bad Day
Since, the memoir of co-writer
Rep. Charles B. Rangel, of
Harlem, former chairman of
the House Ways and Means
committee. At some point
during this affliation, Leon
would later accept a position
with the Harlem Community
Development Corporation
where he served as director of
communications.
He understood that there
were more books to write. He
had more books in him… but
it was not to be.
Leon loved pop culture,
marketing, music, sports,
sailing, politics, advertising,
digital technology in general,
and his Apple computers
specifcally. He loved New
York City, his great many
friends, his family, and he
loved his daughter Grace.
Friends and well-wishers
knew him as one of the Valley
elite, a committed Christian,
a professor of journalism,
an elder of the Presbyterian
Church, an enthusiastic
blogger, an evolving musician,
a lover of Public Radio, a
tireless debater, and someone
capable of great passions.
He once wrote, “I’m just in
time to discover that life is not
about being current; it’s about
being present with God for my
child and my loved ones.” At
the end, he was both content
and resolved that he would
soon be “present with God.”
Wynter is survived by his
daughter Grace Alexandra, his
mother Sylvia, and his brother
Stephen. Leon is preceded in
death by his sister Rochelle,
and his father Rupert. He
leaves behind his second wife
Yvonne, the mother of Grace,
and his frst wife Karen, the
great love of his life. He
leaves several aunts, uncles, a
nephew, and several cousins
behind. He also leaves behind
an abundance of those who
knew him personally and
loved him, as well as those
who knew him professionally
and respected him. He has
created a legacy of friendship,
a body of work to be proud
of, and a lifetime of vivid
memories for those of us who
have been privileged to be his
friends.
Remembering Leon Earl Wynter
Aug. 30, 1953 – Jan. 18, 2011
Courtesy photo
Leon Earl Wynter,
1953 - 2011
meet the people who deal with ethics
in the county council and the Offce of
Fraud and fnd out what their jobs are
and what procedures are in place. I think
that’s the frst step and based on what we
learn from that ... we have to investigate
where the problems are.”
The board’s challenges don’t fall
with just the issues it’s facing either.
It’s working from ground up with no
real framework of how to do it or a real
budget. The board is even having issues
with scheduling, including getting all the
members to agree to a date and securing
a place to meet.
“I think it would help if we make this
a priority,” Schmoke said. “We’ll try
to be as fexible as possible, but if we
can get a number of dates, but we can’t
decide them all today.”
The ACI Board use provide links on
the Prince George’s County government
home page to inform the public about
meeting times and topics. The board
plans to allot time for public comment at
the beginning of each meeting. No date
has been set for the next meeting.
Continued from A1
A4 The Afro-American, February 5, 2011 - February 5, 2011
By Steve Kilar
Capital News Service
WASHINGTON — Mark
Dandin’s face lights up when
he talks about detecting
biological food contaminants.
Anshu Sarje grins from ear
to ear when she describes
designing more effcient
electrical circuits.
Dandin and Sarje –
doctoral student researchers
in the Integrated Biomorphic
Information Systems Lab at
the University of Maryland,
College Park – do not have
much in common beyond
their shared workspace and
enthusiasm for engineering.
Dandin, 28, was born in
Port-Au-Prince, the Haitian
capital, and moved to
Maryland more than a decade
ago. Sarje, 30, received her
bachelor’s degree in India,
where she grew up, and
moved to Maryland eight
years ago to pursue advanced
education.
He has a green card and
is a permanent resident of
the United States. She is on a
student visa, which allows her
to stay in the U.S. as long as
she is studying. They do share
one trait, however, when
compared with their peers
born in the U.S.: As members
of Maryland’s foreign-born
population, they face a
signifcant income gap.
On average, Maryland’s
foreign-born workers earn
91 cents for every dollar
earned by a native worker of
the same age, with the same
education and in the same
type of job.
The gap is even more
extreme among highly
educated workers.
Foreign-born engineers
with doctoral degrees – a
group that will describe
Dandin and Sarje when they
graduate – earn only 70 cents
on average for every dollar
their native counterparts
pocket in Maryland. Highly
skilled workers bear the
heaviest burden of the income
gap.
In fact, low-skilled,
foreign-born workers in
Maryland often make more
than natives. Foreign-born
construction laborers, for
instance, make $1.48 on
average for every dollar
earned by their native peers.
In the State of the
Union address Tuesday,
President Obama called
on Congress to reform
America’s immigration laws
and “stop expelling talented,
responsible young people
who could be staffng our
research labs or starting a
new business, who could be
further enriching this nation.”
In 2008, Gov. Martin
O’Malley – a longtime
supporter of assimilating
highly educated immigrants
into Maryland’s science and
technology sectors – created
the Maryland Council for
New Americans. The council
was charged with developing
policies to aid immigrant
integration and maximize
foreign-born workers’
earning potential. “Twenty-
six percent of high-skilled
recent immigrants work in
unskilled jobs, and 40 percent
of immigrant adults are
Limited English Profcient ...
resulting in lower wages and
un-utilized skills,” the council
said in a 2009 report.
The report, titled “A Fresh
Start: Renewing Immigrant
Integration for a Stronger
Maryland,” concluded:
“Unlocking the tremendous
potential of these workers
should be among Maryland’s
highest priorities.”
“There’s defnitely
disparity,” said Margaret Kim,
a member of the council,
who has seen frsthand that
Maryland immigrants face the
realities that create income
differences. Kim and her
husband, Dr. Victor Kim,
have hosted foreign-born
doctors who tried to get work
in Maryland.
Language barriers,
residency requirements and
professional examinations
all make “bridging that gap”
– translating a professional
position abroad into an equal-
paying job in Maryland –
diffcult, said Kim.
One foreign-born doctor
the Kims hosted, a cardiology
professor from South Korea,
easily passed domestic exams
but could not fnd a hospital
that would hire him because
he was not fuent in English.
His experience is not
uncommon. College-educated
immigrants who study
in the U.S. earn a higher
average income than those
who receive their degrees
aboard – regardless of how
long a foreign-educated
immigrant resides in the
U.S. – according to a report
published by the Migration
Policy Institute in 2008.
The major factors that
infuence the foreign-
born population’s earning
potential include linguistic
disadvantage, the length of
time an immigrant has been
in the U.S., cultural respect
for education and the strength
of the immigrant’s social
and professional networks,
said Gary Burtless, a labor
economist with the Brookings
Institution.
“The wage defcit shrinks
the longer that the foreign-
born person has been in the
U.S.,” Burtless said.
Immigrants often choose
to give up social status and
come to the U.S., Burtless
said, because their earning
potential – even in jobs below
their skill level – is better
here than in their native
country.
“We pay our carpenters
better than they pay their
colonels,” Burtless said.
The data used in this
Capital News Service
analysis is from a 2006
through 2008 sample of
the U.S. Census Bureau’s
American Community Survey.
Researchers at the University
of Minnesota adapted the
data into a more user-friendly
format, the Integrated Public
Use Microdata Series, that
was used for this article.
Similar data for 2009 will
be available in February,
according to the Census
Bureau’s data-release
schedule.
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CC: We are extremely concerned about
the upcoming redistricting as a result of
the ... Census. We have a number of seats
that are voting rights seats, ... created in
response to the passage of the Voting Rights
Bill. [For voting rights seats] there can be
no intentionality by a state to redistrict one
of these seats in a way that makes it make it
impossible for an African American to win.
We have a number of seats that are not
voting rights seats. I represent a district,
we’re 17 percent Black. We have a district in
Minnesota, that Keith Ellison represents, 14
percent [Black]. Those are not voting rights
seats. We are going to have challenges, trying
to make sure that those of us who represent
majority districts are still able to represent
those districts without being pulled into
suburban areas that we can’t possibly win.
In attempt to be ready for the battles ahead,
we have already appointed a committee to be
co-chaired by Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas
who is an attorney and Lacy Clay from St.
Louis, Mo., who was the House chair of the
Census Oversight Committee. Their work [has
been] presented to them. We are on top of it.
We intend to fght for 42 seats to be here when
the next Congress [convenes].
Q: In recent months, the Congressional
Black Caucus (CBC) has come out against
President Barack Obama’s position on several
issues. Is this an indication of a trend or a
continuation of earlier attempts to get this
administration to include the CBC at the table
or in an advisory role?
Chairman Cleaver: We have come out
in opposition to several of the initiatives of
President Obama. We will never come out
against President Obama.
We believe that it is important for us to
help him build a successful administration
by bumping against him on policies that we
think will in the long run be detrimental to
our constituency. But, it is also important
that we convey to Black readers, especially,
that the CBC has never gone through a
two-year period or a four-year period with
any administration ... where there were not
disagreements.
We think that we would do this
administration a great injustice if we failed to
speak out on matters that we strongly support
or oppose. But there will be no plans to out
President Obama. We will not attack him.
And our plan, of course, is when we have a
disagreement, we hope to be able to discuss
those with him early on when issues surface,
as opposed to when they are reaching the foor,
which is what happened with the tax bill. I
think we have expressed that to the president.
He is saying yes, we want to deal with those
issues early on. There won’t be a lot of public
acrimony oozing out from the CBC.
I think it is also important to say: it’s okay
if African Americans disagree with African
Americans. If we do not disagree with each
other, we don’t help each other develop the
strongest positions possible. It is only when I
meet with resistance that I am forced to further
develop my policies and to have a much
deeper root to why we’re doing it.
That’s why we have a CBC as opposed to a
congressional Black person. Because when we
have the Caucus, we have 42 brains, and some
very sharp ones at that, to help give the person
who’s out front a solid foundation as he or she
deals with issues.

Q: You mentioned the tax cuts, and that the
CBC had some differences with the President
on that. Could you elaborate?
CC: The majority of us voted against
it. We didn’t vote against the President.
We understand that he was pushed into this
situation in an attempt to make sure that
individuals who were unemployed could
receive unemployment benefts. … We had
diffculty trying to justify doing something
for two years for the wealthiest people in the
country, and then at the same time slapping
people who are unemployed, through no fault
of their own, with unemployment benefts for
only a year.
And incidentally, these are not people who
are loafng, trying to live off the dole and
that kind of thing. These are frefghters and
teachers and laborers; people who worked in
factories that closed. These are people who
live next door. Think about the fact that tens
of thousands of people have been laid off in
state government all around the country. So we
are saying we are not as concerned about you
folks as we are about 2 percent of the richest
people in the country?
We didn’t have unanimity of vote; we
had unanimity of thought that this is not the
healthiest thing we could have done.
CBC Chair Shares Insight
Continued from A1
Education Does Not Pay for Maryland’s Immigrants
2009. The case was thrown
out last July.
Spires’ predecessor, Joyce
Beck was voted out by the
town council for allegedly
assaulting a police offcer.
Those charges were later
dropped, but after nasty
confrontations with the
council, a charter amendment
was enacted removing Beck
from offce.
McCutcheon was named
mayor on Mar. 11, 2009 and
her two-year term ends this
March. She’s still eligible for
a re-election bid.
A fnal hearing has been set
for Feb. 3.
Forest
Heights
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Community Calendar
Feb. 3
Va. Black History Month
Association Prayer
Breakfast
Clubs at Quantico, 3017
Russell Road, Quantico,
Va., 7:30 a.m. Join Blacks
in Government, the National
Naval Offcers Association
and the Virginia Black
History Month Association
for a prayer breakfast.
$15. For more information
703-784-2511 or visit
quanticobhmcommittee.com.
‘Let Me Down Easy’
Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth
St., S.W., D.C. 7:30-9:30
p.m. Anna Devere Smith’s
play “Let Me Down Easy”
explores the power of mind,
body, health and spirit. The
play is based on interviews
with supermodels, politicians,
a cyclist and others in
standout positions. $55-$85.
For more information and
tickets: 202-554-9066 or visit
arenastage.org.
Feb. 4
Black Movie Cinema Fest
Kentland Community
Center, 2411 Pinebrook Ave.,
Landover, Md. 12-2 p.m.
Come out each Friday in
February to watch a movie
celebrating Black history.
Free. For more information
and movie titles: 301-386-
2278 or visit pgparks.com.
One Woman’s Lasting
Legacy: Henrietta Lacks
Billingsley House
Museum, 6900 Green
Landing Road, Upper
Marlboro, Md. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Exhibit honors the legacy
of Henrietta Lacks, a Black
tobacco farmer from Virginia
who battled cancer at age 30.
Free. For more information:
301-627-0730 or visit
pgparks.com.
The Art of African
Storytelling
Beltsville Community
Center, 3900 Sellman Road,
Beltsville, Md. 3:30 p.m.
Learn about centuries-old
storytelling techniques
expressed through song
and dance. Free. For more
information: 301-937-6613 or
visit pgparks.com.
Black History Jeopardy
Bladensburg Community
Center, 4500 57th Ave.,
Bladensburg, Md. 7-9 p.m.
See how much you know
about Black history with an
interactive version of the
popular “Jeopardy” game
show. DJ O hosts the event
and the winner receives
a prize. Free. For more
information: 301-227-2124 or
visit pgparks.com.
Feb.5
Helen Newberry McDowell
Scholarship Prayer
Breakfast
The Bishop John Thomas
Walker National Learning
Center, 701 Oglethorpe
St., N.W., D.C. 9 a.m.-12
p.m. The Gamma Chapter’s
frst annual scholarship
prayer breakfast supports
area scholarship efforts and
commemorate the chapter’s
recently deceased member.
Kendra Normal-Bellamy
serves as event speaker.
$19.31-$47.50. For more
information and tickets:
301-741-8523 or visit
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Night at the Cotton Club
Arts/Harmony Hall
Regional Center, 10701
Livingston Road, Fort
Washington, Md. 7 p.m.
Evening of music and
dancing with the renowned
Harlem Renaissance
Orchestra, which strives to
revive the music of the big
band era. $35. For more
information and tickets:
301-203-6070 or visit arts.
pgparks.com.
Feb. 6
Washington Auto Show
Walter E. Washington
Convention Center, 801
Mount Vernon Place.
Various times. See cars of
the future and other concept
vehicles like the BMW
ActiveE electric car and
2012 models. $12 adults,
$5 ages 6-12; free age 5 and
under. For more information:
washingtonautoshow.org.
Feb. 7
Intro to Jazz Singing
The Mansion at
Strathmore-Shapiro Music
Room, 10701 Rockville Pike,
N. Bethesda, Md. 7:30-9:30
p.m. Jazz singer and Howard
University professor Jessica
Boykin-Settles leads a class
that introduces the elements
and rhythms of jazz singing,
harmony and improvisation.
Six Monday sessions take
place each week. $275. For
more information and to
register: 301-581-5100 or
visit Strathmore.org.
Feb. 10
International Wine and
Food Fest
Ronald Reagan Building
and International Trade
Center, 1300 Pennsylvania
Ave., N.W., 2 p.m.
Participate in the largest
indoor wine event in the
Mid-Atlantic region. Over
200 international wineries
participate along with food
vendors. $85 and up. For
more information and tickets:
1-800-343-1174 or visit
wineandfooddc.com.
February 5, 2011 - February 11, 2011, The Afro-American A7
My birth at the end of
July 1967 makes me a child
of the naksa, or setback, as
the Arab defeat during the
June 1967 war with Israel
is euphemistically known
in Arabic. My parents’
generation grew up high on
the Arab nationalism that
Egyptian president Gamal
Abdel Nasser brandished in
the 1950s. But we “Children
of the Naksa,” hemmed
in by humiliation, have
spent so much of our lives
uncomfortably stepping into
pride’s large, empty shoes.
But here now fnally are our children – Generation
Facebook – kicking aside the burden of history, determined to
show us just how easy it is to tell the dictator it’s time to go.
To understand the importance of what’s going in Egypt,
take the barricades of 1968 (for a good youthful zing), throw
them into a mixer with 1989 and blend to produce the potent
brew that the popular uprising in Egypt is preparing to offer the
entire region. It’s the most exciting time of my life.
How did they do it? Why now? What took so long?
These are the questions I face on news shows scrambling to
understand. I struggle with the magnitude of my feelings of
watching as my country revolts and I give into tears when
I hear my father’s Arabic-infected accent in the English of
Egyptian men screaming at television cameras through tear gas:
“I’m doing this for my children. What life is this?”
And Arabs from the Mashreq to the Maghreb are watching,
egging on those protesters to topple Hosni Mubarak who
has ruled Egypt for 30 years, because they know if he goes,
all the other old men will follow, those who have smothered
their countries with one hand and robbed them blind with the
other. Mubarak is the Berlin Wall. “Down, down with Hosni
Mubarak,” resonates through the whole region.
In Yemen, tens and thousands have demanded the ousting of
Ali Abdullah Saleh who has ruled them for 33 years. Algeria,
Libya and Jordan have had their protests. “I’m in Damascus,
but my heart is in Cairo,” a Syrian dissident wrote to me.
My Twitter feed explodes with messages of support and
congratulations from Saudis, Palestinians, Moroccans and
Sudanese. The real Arab League; not those men who have ruled
and claimed to speak in our names and who now claim to feel
our pain but only because they know the rage that emerged in
Tunisia will soon be felt across the region.
Brave little Tunisia, resuscitator of the Arab imagination.
Tunisia, homeland of the father of Arab revolution: Mohammed
Bouazizi, a 26-year-old who set himself on fre to protest in
desperation at the unemployment and repression that covers
the region. He set on fre the Arab world’s body politic and
snapped us all to attention. His self-immolation set into motion
Tunisian protests that in just 29 days toppled Zine El Abidine
Ben Ali’s 23-year dictatorship. We watched, we said wow and
we thought: that’s it? Ben Ali ran
away that quickly? It’s that easy?
Ben Ali called his armed
forces for help 27 days into the
popular uprising. It took Mubarak
just four days into Egypt’s revolt
to call the army. He had unleashed
the brutality of his security forces
and their riot police, but they
couldn’t stem the determination
of the thousands who continued to
demand his ousting. He put Egypt
under information lock-down
by shutting down the Internet,
Burmese-junta style, but still they
came.
Ben Ali’s fall killed the fear
in Egypt. So imagine what
Mubarak’s fall could do to
liberate the region. Too many
have rushed in to explain the Arab
world to itself. “You like your
strongman leader,” we’re told. “You’re passive, and apathetic.”
But a group of young online dissidents dissolved those
myths. For at least fve years now, they’ve been nimbly moving
from the “real” to the “virtual” world where their blogs and
Facebook updates and notes and, more recently, tweets offered
a self-expression that may have at times been narcissistic but
for many Arab youths signaled the triumph of “I”. I count, they
said again and again.
Most of the people in the Arab world are aged 25 or are
younger. They have known no other leaders than those dictators
who grew older and richer as the young saw their opportunities
– political and economic – dwindle. The Internet didn’t invent
courage; activists in Egypt have exposed Mubarak’s police state
of torture and jailings for years. And we’ve seen that even when
the dictator shuts the Internet down protesters can still organize.
Along with making “I” count, social media allowed activists
to connect with ordinary people and form the kind of alliances
that we’re seeing on the streets of Egypt where protesters come
from every age and background. Youth kick-started the revolt,
but they’ve been joined by old and young.
Call me biased, but I know that each Arab watching the
Egyptian protesters take on Mubarak’s regime does so with the
hope that Egypt will mean something again. Thirty years of
Mubarak rule have shriveled the country that once led the Arab
world. But those youthful protesters, leapfrogging our dead-in-the-
water opposition fgures to confront the dictator, are liberating all
Egyptians from the burden of history. Or reclaiming the good bits.
Opinion
Mona Eltahawy
The Emancipation
Proclamation made it legal
for African Americans to
free themselves by helping to save the Union in the American
Civil War. Abraham Lincoln wrote that his Proclamation was
“warranted by the Constitution upon military necessity.” It
was necessary to secure the help of America’s African descent
population in order to save the Union, which was Lincoln’s
paramount objective.
African Americans made up over 10 percent of the Union or
Northern army even though they were prohibited from joining
until July 1862, 15 months into the war. They comprised 25
percent of the Union navy, yet, only 1 percent of the Northern
population was African American. Clearly overrepresented in
the military, African Americans played a decisive role in the
Civil War.
The frst African descent combatants were sailors. They
served on every classifcation of ship in the navy’s inventory.
The Militia Act of 1792, which banned the enlistment of
African Americans in the army, did not apply to the navy.
Consequently, there were free men of color serving in the navy
when the Civil War began in April 1861.
After word got to Washington in July 1862 that Union
Gen. George McClellan’s army was in full retreat suffering a
humiliating defeat, Congress passed the Militia Act of 1862. It
had become an “indispensable military necessity” to call on
America’s African descent population to help save the Union.
A few weeks after President Lincoln signed the legislation on
July 17, 1862, free men of color joined volunteer regiments
in Illinois and New York.
Such men would go on
to fght in some of the
most noted campaigns and
battles of the war to include
Antietam, Vicksburg,
Gettysburg, and Sherman’s
Atlanta Campaign.
On Sept. 27, 1862, the
frst regiment to become
a United States Colored
Troops (USCT) regiment
was offcially brought into
the Union army. All the
captains and lieutenants in
this Louisiana regiment were
men of African descent. The
regiment was immediately
assigned combat duties, and it captured Donaldsonville, La.,
on Oct. 27, 1862. Before the Emancipation Proclamation was
issued, two more African descent regiments from Kansas and
South Carolina would demonstrate their prowess in combat.
After the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on Jan. 1,
1863, the War Department publicly authorized the recruiting
of African Americans. The frst regiment raised with such
authority was the 54th Massachusetts Infantry. (Leading many
to report that it was the frst African descent regiment.) By the
end of 1863, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant viewed the African descent
population armed with the Proclamation as a “powerful ally.”
African Americans fought in every major campaign and
battle during the last two years of the war earning 25 Medals
of Honor. USCT regiments captured Charleston, the Cradle
of Secession, and Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy.
Lincoln recognized their contributions. He declared,
“Without the military help of the black freedmen, the war
against the South could not have been won.” And without the
Emancipation Proclamation, these soldiers and sailors would
have had little reason to fght for the Union.
Hari Jones is the curator of the African American Civil War
Museum in Washington, D.C.
We’ve Waited For This Revolution For
Years. Other Despots Should Quail
Think back to Suez to appreciate the historic amnesia of
a regime that cares only for its
survival. In cracking down on
protesters, Mubarak immediately
inspired resistance reminiscent
of the Arab collective response
to the tripartite aggression of the
1956 Suez crisis. Suez, this time,
was resisting the aggression
of the dictator; not the former colonial powers but this time
Mubarak, the dictator, as occupier.
Meanwhile, the uprisings are curing the Arab world of an
opiate, the obsession with Israel. For years, successive Arab
dictators have tried to keep discontent at bay by distracting
people with the Israeli-Arab confict. Israel’s bombardment
of Gaza in 2009 increased global sympathy for Palestinians.
Mubarak faced the issue of guarding the border of Gaza,
helping Israel enforce its siege, and continuing to use the
confict as a distraction. Enough with dictators hijacking
sympathy for Palestinians and enough with putting our lives on
hold for that confict.
Arabs are watching as tens of thousands of Egyptians turn
Tahrir Square into the symbol of their revolt. Every revolution
has its square and Tahrir (liberation in Arabic) is earning its
name. This is the square Egypt uses to remember the ending of
the monarchy in 1952, as well as of British occupation.
The group of young army offcers who staged that coup
in 1952 claimed it as a revolution, heralding an era of rule by
military men who turned Egypt into a police state. Today, the
army is out in Tahrir Square again, this time facing down a
mass of youthful protesters determined to pull of Egypt’s frst
real post-colonial revolution.
You can read more from Mona Eltahawy at www.
monaeltahawy.com.
Image Courtesy African American Civil War Museum
African Descent soldiers stand in formation at Hilton Head, S.C., during the Civil War.
The Great Emancipators
Black History Month: African Americans and the Civil War
Hari Jones
“The Internet didn’t invent courage; activists in Egypt have
exposed Mubarak’s police state of torture and jailings for years.”
Read Marian Wright Edelman’s
“Held Captive: Child Poverty in America”
and other OpEds on Afro.com.
A8 The Afro-American, February 5, 2011 - February 11, 2011
By Kenneth J. Cooper
America’s Wire
Since 2005, Shirley J. Wilcher has directed the American
Association for Affrmative Action, a professional organization
that is based in Washington, D.C., and has 1,000 members.
During the Clinton administration, she ran the Offce of Federal
Contract Compliance Programs, a Labor Department agency
that enforces a legal mandate that government contractors
practice affrmative action.
Her experience in civil rights law extends back three
decades to summer internships at the NAACP Legal Defense
and Educational Fund when she was a student at Harvard Law
School.
In a recent interview with America’s Wire, Wilcher
asserted a continuing need for affrmative action, criticized ill-
defned diversity programs at some colleges and companies,
urged federal investigations of employers that have stopped
advertising jobs in minority-oriented publications and rejected
proposals to limit affrmative action to native-born African-
Americans or low-income members of minority groups.
She also said the George W. Bush administration had
prohibited civil rights offcials from using the term “affrmative
action.” Here is an edited transcript of her remarks:
America’s Wire: Is affrmative action still needed?
Shirley J. Wilcher: “All you have to do was go to the
EEOC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] website
to look at the number of [discrimination] charges that are being
fled. Ninety-something thousand last year. Affrmative action’s
purpose is to prevent discrimination as well as to remedy past
discrimination, the theory being that if a company is vigilant
and it looks at its employment practices, including pay, that it
will fx the problem and promote equal opportunity. We are not
talking about ‘preferences.’ We are talking about opportunities.
We still need affrmative action.
Some [employers] now are assuming that if you went to
an Ivy League school and
you are African-American,
you were admitted through
affrmative action and
you’re not as good. So you’re
still a victim if you graduated
from Harvard or Penn or Yale.
Somehow they can’t quite believe you’re good enough even
though nobody [else] takes your exams.
AW: So what is the state of affrmative action today?
SJW: Clearly, there have been attacks on affrmative
action so much that people are even afraid to even use the
term anymore. We’ve even had debates within my group, the
American Association for Affrmative Action—should we
change the name? So far, the group view is we will not change
the name because it has somehow fallen out of favor.
In private industry, they use the term ‘diversity’ now.
[There are] a lot of diversity programs. But if they don’t deal
with the issue of opportunity in hiring and promotions, the
representation of women and minorities in the workplace, you
might as well call them “Kumbaya programs,” as far as I’m
concerned. “Let’s celebrate
Black History Month.” Maybe
they go out and give speeches
about the importance of
diversity and the bottom line.
A lot of affrmative action/
diversity programs make you
feel good. Maybe they’re
good for morale, but they
make no change, so therefore
they make no difference.
Some of our members
who used to report to the
chancellor now report to the
head of [human resources]. It
creates conficts of interest.
You lack the independence you had when you could monitor
every offce. Our staffs are being cut. Some of them now have
diversity jobs on top of what they did to [prepare] affrmative
action plans and deal with equal opportunity complaints or
discrimination complaints.
AW: Some companies have stopped advertising jobs in
minority-owned publications because, the employers say,
openings are posted on the employers’ websites. Is that
adequate or effective outreach to assemble a diverse pool of
candidates?
SJW: It’s not enough, because not everyone is going to
go to their website. Unless you know about a job, why would
you go to some company’s website? When I was hired by the
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
[in 1990], I learned about that job from reading Black Issues in
Higher Education [now Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a
biweekly magazine].
If they’re federal contractors, they really do need to cast that
net widely and advertise with the minority media. I don’t think
they’re really touching the population they claim they want to
reach. Frankly, maybe the federal agencies need to look into
this.
AW: What do you think of President Obama’s record on
affrmative action? Does his not talking much about it impact
what the private sector does or doesn’t do?
SJW: I think we understand why he doesn’t—because of
the fak he gets when he addresses any issue involving race. It’s
as though those who didn’t even vote for him are fearful that he
will be the president for one group instead of for everyone. So
it puts him in a box, and that’s unfortunate.
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Business
By J. Coyden Palmer
Special to the NNPA from The
Chicago Crusader

After the success of its
pilot program at 10 Chicago
stores last fall, Deerfeld-
based Walgreen’s announced
recently they will be adding
more “expanded
food selection” items
to their stores in
African American
communities,
according to
Greg Wasson, the
company’s CEO.
Walgreen’s
intends to introduce
the larger food
selections, which
include fresh fruits
& vegetables, eggs,
cheese, meats and fsh,
to stores nationwide in
areas with little access to
supermarkets as the demand
in these areas continue to
rise, Wasson said. “We have
an excellent opportunity
to use our locations across
the country to serve these
communities,” he said. “The
fresh foods go beyond
convenience items that
Walgreens has carried for
years, such as milk and
orange juice. The test stores
offer more than 750 new
products, including fresh
fruits and vegetables, frozen
meat and fsh, pasta, rice,
beans, eggs and whole-grain
cereals.” The expansion of
the program to other stores
across the country shows
the direction the drug-store
chain is going. Wasson
said Walgreens is changing
with the country and food
market as needed. He said
expanding the program was
an easy business decision
based on the needs of many
Americans in communities
where healthy choices are
not always available.
“We are evolving
from a retail drugstore to
a retail health and daily
living store,” Wasson said.
“We are expanding our
Take Care Clinic services
beyond acute care to provide
health screenings, chronic
care management and more
primary care... Our intent is
to own outright the strategic
territory of ‘wellness.’”
After his speech to
shareholders, Wasson
explained to reporters that
the company has been
researching areas that
traditional supermarket
franchises have abandoned
the past few years. Many of
these areas are in African
American communities. The
lack of quality groceries
in some areas are so bad,
sociologists have labeled
them “food deserts.” The
areas are defned as places in
the modernized world where
the access to quality, healthy
food is non-existent.
Fifth Ward Alderman
Leslie Hariston lives in the
area of one of the Walgreens
stores that participated in
the pilot program. She was
elated with the news that
Walgreens will be expanding
it to other areas of the
city. She said it is something
that is needed and praised
Walgreens for being a good
“community partner.”
“Walgreens is one of
those corporations you enjoy
having in your ward because
they provide so much for the
community,” she said. “In
addition to the goods they
sell, they hire people from
our community in their
stores and they do a lot of
community outreach. The
different health fairs they
sponsor and administering
fu shots to seniors are all
a part of what they do. So
I’m happy with the news last
week and I’m optimistic they
will be bringing the program
to another one of their stores
in my ward.”
Residents are also happy
to hear about the expansion,
especially those who do not
own a vehicle or have trouble
getting around town on the
bus. Marrietta Hendricks,
63, said her community is
one of the “food deserts”
in Chicago. A longtime
resident of the West Pullman
community, she said the
closest grocery store for
her is nearly three miles
away. She said residents
have complained for years
about the lack of access and
she is hopeful Walgreens will
step in to fll the void.
“I go to Walgreens all
the time and they could
defnitely help the situation,”
Hendricks said. “It won’t
solve everything though
because they will still
be somewhat limited in
what they sell. Right now
when I want to go grocery
shopping, I have to call one
of my friends or ride with
a neighbor when they are
going because I’m too old to
be on the bus or walking with
bags full of groceries.” It
will not be known until later
this year which stores will
have the expanded food
sections.
Walgreens is currently
the nation’s largest drugstore
chain with fscal year 2010
sales of $67 billion. The
company operates 7,655
drugstores in all 50 states,
the District of Columbia and
Puerto Rico.
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Robert Jamison Jr.,
Tomette Herring,
Tony Priest and Sarah
Humphrey
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
Dr. Andrew A. Ray,
39th grand basileus,
was the centennial
kick-of guest speaker.
Bro. Phillip Edmonds,
vice basileus, Lambda
Gamma Gamma
chapter, Prince
George’s County, Md.
Bro. Kenneth Brown,
grand marshal of the
Centennial Grand
Conclave, July 27 -31
in Washington, D.C.
Angelo and Brenda Riddick; Stacy and Willie Williams
and Tara and Darryl Bennett
Proud Omega men Terry Lee Chappelle, Andre Dubose
and Galen Kimbrue
Nikki Sloan and James Whitehead Jr.
Marilyn Y. Betton, Moses Whitehurst Jr. and Teresa and Robert Palmer
Victor Gee, an Omega brother, and
Tonya Wilbon, an Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority sister, U.S. Department of
Food and Drug Administration
Larry Pough, Dr. Andrew Ray, grand basileus, Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity; Stacy and Willie Williams
Yvette Smith, Sharron Credle, Ed. D.,
supervisor, human resources, Calvert County
Public Schools and Deirdre Windsor
Seated: Kim
Martin, George
and Laquetta
Gae. Standing:
Gena and Stan
Carter
The founding four: Dr. Ernest
Just, professor Frank Coleman,
Dr. Oscar Cooper and Bishop
Edgar Love
Gospel artist Stephen Hurd leads the singing of an inspirational song.
WHUR FM’s Patrick Ellis and Molette Green with the Rev. John
and frst lady Trina Jenkins, First Baptist Church of Glenarden
Lakei Forest Crosby, Dee Jolley,
panelist Ty Hobson-Powell, Peggy
Morris, Ruthie Lucas, Marian Thomas
and motivational speaker Willie
Jolley
David Dixon, Natalie Jenkins, Vanette McPhail and
Briana Hackley came out to celebrate MLK’s legacy.
Panelist Curtis Etherly Jr., senior
director, public afairs and
communications, Coca Cola and
Ray Baker, political commentator,
Glasshouse Radio
Gospel recording artist
Deitrick Haddon performs.
WHUR/FM 96.3
news reporter
Molette Green
served as the
moderator.
Town Hall panelists Nadhira Al-khalili; Bernard Demzczuk; Dr. Greg Carr; Prince
George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks and Ty Hobson-Powell
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
to discuss a wide range of questions
concerning the status of African
Americans and the impact of Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr.’s dream for America.
WHUR radio personalities Molette
Green and Patrick Ellis served as the
emcees/moderators. The two-hour
program was broadcast live over
WHUR radio. The Rev. John Jenkins
Jr. is pastor of FBCG.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s founding and
local members celebrated their organization’s legacy with a grand kick-off event over
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.
For information about the Centennial Conclave, go to their website,
www.oppf.org



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B2 The Afro-American, February 5, 2011 - February 11, 2011
By Stephen D. Riley and
Perry Green
AFRO Sports Writers
Placing any friendly (or
perhaps just fnancially-
friendly) bets on Super Bowl
XLV? What about the offce
pool? If so, you may be
pulling your hair out trying
to fgure out which team
will win. Will the Pittsburgh
Steelers or Green Bay Packers
reign victorious? Fortunately,
you don’t have to decide the
winner alone. Let the AFRO
Sports Desk’s Perry Green
(PG) and Stephen D. Riley
(SDR) do the hard work for
you.
SDR: The Steelers will
arrive at Super Bowl XLV
as the more experienced
championship team. But
that might not matter against
a hot Green Bay Packers
squad. The Packers trump
the Steelers in several areas,
most notably at the offensive
line, wide receiver, secondary
and special teams positions.
Pittsburgh might have the
edge at quarterback with Ben
Roethlisberger, but Green
Bay’s Aaron Rodgers has
emerged as one of the best
signal-callers in the league.
Simply put, the Packers hold
the edge over the Steelers in
talent, and for one game,
I’ll go with the team
who packs the most
punch.
PG: I cannot
deny the superior
talent of the
Green Bay
Packers, perhaps
the most all-around
explosive team in the NFL.
But as far as packing a greater
punch than the Pittsburgh
Steelers—no way. In fact, it’s
not even close. The Steelers
are by far the toughest team in
the league on both sides of the
ball. Pittsburgh’s legendary
defensive coordinator Dick
LeBeau will send line-stuffers
like Casey Hampton and
Ziggy Hood to beat down the
Packers’ running game, while
Troy Polamalu and James
Harrison take turns sacking
the quarterback. And when the
Packers try to return the favor
against their offense, they’ll
realize 250-pound quarterback
Ben Roethlisberger is about
as easy to sack as a female
Grizzly bear in heat.
You punch the Steelers
in the mouth and they laugh
while licking the blood off
their lip. They punch you in
the mouth and you fall down:
Game over! And that’s why
they’ll beat Green Bay in
Super Bowl XLV.
SDR: The best way to beat
brawn is with brain. If you
look at three of the Steelers’
four losses this season—not
counting their early season
loss to the Baltimore Ravens
without Roethlisberger—each
team that beat them was
extremely well coached. New
England, New Orleans and
the New York Jets all shared
something in common besides
the “New” in their name:
They all had dynamic coaches
who warned their teams about
the Steelers’ toughness and
countered it with genius game
plans. The Packers’ two main
coaches, head coach/offensive
coordinator Mike McCarthy
and defensive coordinator Dom
Capers, are two of the best
in the NFL at what they do.
Capers installed the Steelers’
3-4 defensive system as the
coordinator in the early ‘90s,
so he knows the defense inside
and out. McCarthy is one of
the brightest offensive minds
in the league and has guided
a laundry list of quarterbacks
to their fnest seasons. Both
men have the smarts and talent
at the helm to outsmart the
Steelers’ “toughness.”
PG: No doubt, Green Bay
is a very well coached unit—
but so are the Steelers. You
don’t reach the championship
stage without great coaching.
Both coaching staffs will use
this week to come up with
the most effective game plans
imaginable, but at kickoff it’s
up to the players to execute
under pressure. And while
most of the Steelers’ roster
has experienced this type of
pressure before, only one
player for the Packers, all-pro
cornerback Charles Woodson,
can say the same. Woodson
was featured in Super Bowl
XXXVI for the Oakland
Raiders, but they were blasted
by a strong, defensive-minded
Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Steelers’ top-ranked
defense should have similar
success against the Packers,
who showed weaknesses
offensively against the
Chicago Bears’ defense in
the NFC Championship.
Pittsburgh doesn’t allow many
points. They’ll keep the score
tight and wait for the fourth
quarter, and no one is better
than Roethlisberger in the
fnal moments of a game. He
has two Super Bowl rings to
prove it.
SDR: Roethlisberger
may have two title rings but
neither he nor the Steelers
have faced an opponent like
this in their modern Super
Bowl era. Green Bay has the
two things that historically
give Pittsburgh problems:
a confusing defense and an
attacking quarterback. Keep
in mind that the Steelers
will likely be without
center Maurkice
Pouncey, which
could pose
a world of
problems with
Packers nose
tackle B.J. Raji
emerging as a
top talent. The
Steelers have
gotten by with
a makeshift offensive line
for most of the season, but
Pouncey was always there
to even things out. This will
most likely be their frst full
game without him and a
team can only go so far with
a bunch of castoffs blocking
up front. Pittsburgh held on
to stop the Jets two weeks
ago, but their offense was
shut out in the second half
once New York adjusted
defensively. Sure, Green Bay
struggled offensively against
Chicago, but most offenses
will struggle when operating
in freezing temperatures with
blasting winds. With Dallas’
warmth and a fast-track turf
now to Rodgers’ and the
Packers’ advantage, they will
have an edge over a dinged-
up Steelers’ secondary and
allow their defense to run
through a patchwork Steelers’
offensive line.
PG: Dinged up or not,
there is a reason Pittsburgh
is making their
third trip to
the Super
Bowl
in six
years.
They
simply fnd ways to win big
games, and it never seems
to matter how good their
opponents are. In 2005, the
Steelers overcame the Seattle
Seahawks’ top-ranked offense
with their less-talented roster
to win Super Bowl XL. They
won Super Bowl XLII the
same way, by outperforming
the Arizona Cardinals’ star-
studded offense. It may not
be pretty, or perfect, but
Pittsburgh fnds a way to
beat you. They found a way
against the more talented
Baltimore Ravens and New
York Jets earlier in January.
I’m willing to bet the house
they’ll fnd a way to their
seventh Super Bowl title,
the most by any franchise in
league history.
EXHIBITION
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.
Smithsonian’s National Museum of
African American History and Culture celebrates
Black History Month
PUBLIC PROGRAMS
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 flmmaker 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
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
World War II. A book signing will follow.
WPAS Freedom Riders
Bernard and Shirley Kinsey
Roger Guenveur Smith
United States Soldiers at Camp William Penn, 1863, courtesy The Kinsey Collection
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‘Please Mr. Postman’ Singer Gladys Horton Dies on Afro.com
By Perry Green
AFRO Sports Editor

When Derek Lyons, stage name Poozy Kush, released his
debut solo mixtape F.I.N.A.O. 11:11 If You Don’t Get it, You
Don’t Get it, on Feb. 1, he joined a long line of independent
artists attempting to blaze their own path on the mainstream
hip-hop scene.
But what separates Lyons from most “newcomers” is the
fact that he’s not new to the music business at all.
From creating hit radio singles to traveling across country
on tour, Lyons (known to his friends as “Pooh”) has done it all,
building a music career résumé that not many people of his age
and compete with.
As the former lead percussionist for Critical Condition
Band (CCB), once one of the hottest bands in go-go music,
Pooh helped produce original songs like “I’m Classy,” and
“My Phatty,” both fan favorites that fooded local radio waves.
The Washington, D.C. native served more than 10 years
as a professional go-go percussionists, serving stints with
the Original Fatal Attraction Band, the Ultimate Youngin’s,
including fll-in work with Uncalled 4 Band (UCB), Backyard
Band and What? Band. Pooh, 25, developed into one of the
premiere percussionists in the go-go business, but walked away
from the game in 2008 for personal reasons.
Now he’s ready to share his talent, again, this time with a
microphone in his hand and his scope set on a much broader
audience.
“Music is my life, so when you listen to this music, you’re
going to hear a real refection of what’s going on in the every
day life of my self, and everyone around me,” said Lyons.
“You’re not going to hear me talk about shooting up the hood,
robbing and killing folks because that’s not what I do. But what
you will hear is talk of real life situations and dilemmas that
Former Go-Go Star Aims For Broader Audience with ‘F.I.N.A.O’ Mixtape
The Recording Academy
®
and
TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles unveiled
MusicIsLifeIsMusic, a cutting-edge and
inventive promotional campaign for the 53rd
Annual GRAMMY Awards®, airing live on
CBS Feb. 13, 8–11:30 p.m.
The campaign — which features print,
outdoor, digital, TV, an interactive microsite
(www.musicislifeismusic.com), and the
MusicMapper app — celebrates the songs
that have had signifcance in one’s life and
the places connected to those songs. Utilizing
social networking and geolocation, music fans
can then map out their musical journeys and
share them with others. This marks the fourth
year in a row that TBWA\Chiat\Day Los
Angeles and The Recording Academy have
partnered on the advertising for the annual
GRAMMY Awards telecast.
The MusicIsLifeIsMusic Print and Out
of Home creative broke last week (along with wild postings,
digital and GRAMMY partner activation) and features
GRAMMY nominees Arcade Fire, Justin Bieber, Eminem,
Cee Lo Green, and Katy Perry. Earlier this month, 11-time
GRAMMY winner and current 10-time nominee Eminem
kicked off the frst in a series of three GRAMMY promotional
TV spots and the second one, with current four-time nominee
Katy Perry, just debuted. The commercials are an illustrated
interpretation of each artist’s life and a journey through their
musical and personal milestones. A third TV spot with another
GRAMMY winner and current nominee will hit shortly.
“MusicIsLifeIsMusic tells the stories of both nominees and
music fans, celebrating the songs that mean the most to us and
the places where we connect with them,” said Evan Greene,
chief marketing offcer of The Recording Academy in a press
statement. “This year’s campaign really emphasizes the social
and mobile music experience, and allows music fans to connect
with each other in a way like never before. We are grateful to
our friends at TBWA\Chiat\Day for their ongoing partnership
and collaboration, and to HTC and Rdio for their support on
this year’s campaign.”
Through musicislifeismusic.com and the MusicMapper
application, which was developed in partnershipwith HTC
MobilityNOW (www.htcmobilitynow.com), fans worldwide are
able to connect songs with places and their special memories
in a way never before possible. The mobile application —
available now for Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android — lets
the user drop a virtual pin to a specifc location using Google
Maps, select a song through social music service Rdio (www.
rdio.com), and tag a note describing how that song and location
defned a special moment in his/her/their life. This
can then be shared by posting to a Facebook profle or
Twitter account.
Not only will users have the opportunity to map
their own musical journey, they will be able to explore
other MusicMapper tags through an augmented reality
view that provides an innovative, real-life glimpse at
how “music is life is music.” By using a mobile device
camera, users can see others’ tags, Flickr photos, and
Foursquare check-ins associated with a space when
they enter said space. Additionally, fans have the ability
to unlock exclusive GRAMMY content, based on
their physical location as determined by SimpleGeo.
Via a QR code reader on all print material and outdoor
advertisements, users may access eight full-length
GRAMMY performances from past shows including:
Mary J. Blige’s “No More Drama”; Coldplay’s “Viva La
Vida”; LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out”; MC
Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This”; Ricky Martin’s “La
Copa De La Vida”; Radiohead’s “15 Step”; Smashing
Pumpkins “1979”; and Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got To Do
With It.”
For more information on the 53rd GRAMMY Awards
and the “MusicIsLifeIsMusic” campaign, please visit: www.
grammy.com or www.musicislifeismusic.com.
‘MusicIsLifeIsMusic’ Campaign Celebrates
Artists’ Personal Journeys
By Brandi Forte
Special to the AFRO
Life is one beautiful
struggle flled with colorful
backgrounds, black and white
imaging, awkward patterns
and oblique fnishes. Yet if
you ask award-winning and
renowned illustrator Kadir
Nelson how he interprets art,
he alludes, “art is the pursuit of
truth and it resonates in all of
my work.”
For nearly two decades,
Nelson, who is in his 30s, has
committed his lifelong journey
to unveiling life’s truth and
history through his paintings,
illustrations and more than
20 published children’s books.
Nelson created the cover art for the late Michael Jackson’s
Michael album, and was commissioned by the U.S. Postal
Service to create the Negro League Baseball stamp. He is a
Caldecott Honor winner and was awarded the Coretta Scott
King Honor Book designation in 2004 for Thunder Rose. In
January 2011, Nelson was nominated for
an NAACP Image Award for his book
Mama Miti, about Kenyan activist Wangari
Maathai.
A local frst-grader named Legacy Allen
has a copy of Nelson’s Salt in His Shoes:
Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream, in his
book collection at home. Allen smiles when
he talks about the illustrations. “The book is
cool. I like the pictures of Michael Jordan.
I wear those shoes, too,” Allen said while
pointing to the images.
From the nation’s capital to Hollywood
sets, Nelson is one of the most sought-after
artists not because of his celebrity status,
but because of his historical insights. “I love
history,” said Nelson. “As an artist I start
off capturing the humble beginnings of the
person that I’m illustrating and then I create
the journey that it took them to become
heroes.“
For many aspiring artists and children, the man behind the
paint brush is a hero who comes from humble beginnings.
Born in Silver Spring, Md., he migrated to Atlantic City, N.J.,
when he was a preteen; spent his college years in New York
and the heights of his career in California. At the tender age of
3, Nelson began his lifelong journey as an artist. He says that
his family discovered his skill and passion for drawing and
encouraged him to maximize his potential. He would take that
encouragement and begin learning the fundamentals from the
Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.
“After I graduated from the Pratt Institute I started working
as an illustrator for Sports Illustrated. That was my frst job.
Then I went on to becoming a visual developer for Debbie
Allen on the flm set of Amistad,” said Nelson.
Nelson never deviated from the script. Since his “wonder
years” at Sports Illustrated, his portfolio is huge for someone
who isn’t even 40. His work is in the collections of the U.S.
House of Representatives and the U.S. Postal Service.
In addition his paintings have decorated the set of
television sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and flms
Friday and The Beauty Shop.
Kadir continues to paint his own future with the new
release of his book, A Nation’s Hope, about boxing legend Joe
Louis. He also opened his own private studio in downtown
Los Angeles where he says he thoroughly enjoys the freedom
of being a true artist.
“I love the book on Joe Louis because it’s an American
story that we can all learn from,” said Nelson. “Throughout
my career I have striven to create images of people of color
who have made a signifcant impact on the world. I enjoy
documenting history.”
Award-Winning Illustrator Documents History with Artwork
everyday people from our culture have to deal with.”
Lyons is confdent music lovers will connect with his
F.I.N.A.O. 11:11 mixtape once they hear it. He mentioned
how the title of the mixtape alone symbolizes a lifestyle that
everyone can relate to.
“F.I.N.A.O means failure is not an option, and 11:11
symbolizes four one’s for one man, one heart, one love and one
destiny,” said Lyons, who expressed his personal creed on the
track “Refuse to Fail.”
“This is the attitude we use to keep our family tight and
focused on success. It’s the attitude I’ve carried throughout life
and it’s brought me this far.”
Pooh prides himself on creating motivating music that will
inspire listeners to go after their dreams. But he also enjoys
making tracks like “Soul Mate,” which illustrates his search for
love and positivity.
“There’s so much negativity in the world; everybody is
looking for someone to hate or get hated on by,” Lyons said.
“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.”
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 Twitter.com/FINAO1111.
“This is only the start,” Lyons said, “I have a lot more music
to make, and I can’t wait for you to hear it.”
Courtesy Photo
Tina Turner is
one of the artists
featured in the
MusicIsLifeIsMusic
campaign.
Kadir Nelson
Courtesy Photo
B4 The Afro-American, February 5, 2011 - February 11, 2011
By AFRO Staf
Impassioned volunteers scoured metropolitan Washington,
D.C., during the week of Jan. 24 in an attempt to count the
city’s homeless.
Government offcials and homeless service leaders joined
in on the count to collect needed data on
homeless and itinerant subpopulations,
including the disabled, mentally ill and
veterans.
“As the region and the nation continues
attempts to emerge from economic malaise
and a foreclosure crisis, this year’s count
will inform planners on how these factors
may have affected the number of homeless
persons in metropolitan Washington,” said
Michael Ferrell, executive director of the
D.C. Coalition for the Homeless.
The volunteers included offcials
from U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development, the U.S. Interagency
Council on Homelessness and the
Metropolitan Washington Council of
Governments. Volunteers approached homeless individuals
inside emergency shelters, vacant lots, transitional housing and
permanent supportive housing and surveyed their conditions,
including cause of homelessness and source of income.
Alicia Lewis, a housing planner with the Council of
Governments, documented her experience searching Prince
George’s County, Md. for unsheltered homeless persons inside
fast food shops, liquor stores and wooded areas during frigid
weather conditions.
“While many folks around the region were stuck in traffc
on their way home due to the weather, the homeless men we’d
met had to walk miles in the cold, carrying
multiple bags in the storm to reach their
destination in hopes of having a warm
bed for just one evening,” she wrote on
the organization’s blog. “I truly hope the
county’s sheltered count is greater than its
unsheltered count.”
Data collected from the 11th annual
count will be released this spring. During
last year’s tally, 11,774 homeless residents
were counted, a slight decrease from
the previous year. HUD offcials say the
jurisdiction’s homeless population has
been dwindling since 2006. Prior to the
initiative, offcials did not have a defnitive
way of counting homeless persons living in
the region.
Similar enumerations are conducted throughout the country
in an attempt to document trends in homelessness and allocate
funds for the neediest regions. Baltimore County held a
homeless “census” Jan. 20, while Baltimore City performed a
count Jan. 25.
Community
By Abdullah Jones
Special to the AFRO

In observance of the 11th National Black HIV/AIDS
Awareness Day, CMS Health Initiatives is partnering with Rock
the Block Campaign and Community Education Group to host
their Fifth Annual Health Fair and Celebration of the Arts event
at THEARC in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 7 from 5-8 p.m.
There will be an interactive HIV-101 educational session,
free HIV testing, a digital art display, spoken word and
musical performances, free food and giveaways.
“We, as a people, must get more involved in knowing
the status of our health and need to uplift one another in the
community, which is the essence of this celebration – to
empower the community to work in harmony to fght HIV/
AIDS,” said Dr. Alsean Bryant, chief operations offcer for
CMS Health Initiatives and chair of the event.
The HIV/AIDS epidemic has reached shocking levels in
Black communities – not only in the District but across the
United States.
According to the DC Department of Health, from 2001 to
2006 there were 1,092 new HIV/AIDS cases in Ward 8 alone.
Maranda Ward, program manager for Adolescent
Prevention Education Programs, said youth are at an increased
risk of coming into contact with a HIV infected partner.
“For this reason, we should not limit increased HIV
awareness to this one day,” said Ward. “But, we will take
advantage of a community event to increase awareness about
the state of HIV in the Black community, as well as ways to
either prevent HIV infection or help to reduce its spread.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), Blacks represent 14 percent of the U.S.
population; however, in 2006 Blacks represented 45 percent of
all new HIV cases in the U.S.
In fact, in 2006 HIV was the ninth leading cause of death
among Blacks.
“The Rock the Block Campaign is looking to reach D.C.-
area youth ages 14-24 with HIV prevention messages and free
HIV testing all while having a bit of fun,” said Ward.
There will be a series of performances: dance, spoken word
and a musical performance by Allison Carney – in addition
to an art exhibit that will feature the work of digital artist Mia
Robinson.
Eight other community-based organizations have
committed and reserved space at the health fair. They include:
City Year, Metro Teen Aids, Unity Health Care, CryOut, Inc.
of New Jersey, Sasha Bruce, Howard University Student
National Pharmaceutical Association, Housing Counseling
Services and StreetWize DC.
CMS Health Initiatives is a District-based non-proft
organization that utilizes clinical pharmacists to address health
disparities.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was founded
by fve national organizations with funding received from the
CDC in 1999. Founding organizations include Concerned
Black Men of Philadelphia, Health Watch Information and
Promotion Services, Jackson State University - Mississippi
Urban Research Center, National Black Alcoholism
and Addictions Council and National Black Leadership
Commission on AIDS.
Abdullah Jones is a communications volunteer at CMS
Health Initiatives.
LARGO, Md. – Valentine’s Day is usually a time
dedicated to romantic love. But the Prince George’s
County Department of Environmental Resources’ (DER)
Animal Management Group (AMG) is urging county
residents to celebrate love of a different kind.
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
one of the many community outreach efforts sponsored
by AMG to increase the adoption of homeless animals,”
said Samuel E. Wynkoop Jr., acting director of DER, in a
statement. “We encourage everyone to join us for this event
and to view the selection of adoptable animals at our facility.”
For more information, please contact AMG at (301)
780-7200. Animals may also be viewed online at www.princegeorgespets4us.com.
Beltsville, Md. – The
efforts of local educators that
use non-traditional ways of
inspiring a love of learning in
their students were recognized
by the Alpha Kappa Alpha
- Educational Advancement
Foundation of the North
Atlantic Region - Cluster One
at its Community Education
Awards Luncheon on Jan. 29
at the Sheraton Washington
North in Beltsville, Md.
The mission of the
Educational Advancement
Foundation (EAF) is
to pursue and promote
lifelong learning, which the
Foundation helps facilitate
through scholarships,
fellowships and community
assistance awards. And the
purpose of the Luncheon
was not only to celebrate
the nine local awardees but
also to raise funds for the
Foundation’s “Capture The
Promise” Scholarship Fund.
Since 1980, EAF has awarded
$1.7 million, a refection of
the sorority’s commitment
to educational endeavors for
more than a century.
The award recipients
represented the nine
geographic areas that make
up Cluster One of the North
Atlantic Region of the
sorority. They were: Tom
Lewis, The Fishing School,
Washington, D.C.; Rev.
Christopher Tobias, Open
Arms for Families, Inc.,
Prince George’s County,
Md.; Judy W. Estep, Charles
County School District,
Charles County; Tina
Morrison, Bryant Woods
Elementary School – HCPSS,
Howard County; Arthur B.
Tyler, Frederick County
Public Schools, Frederick
County; Cheryl Smith,
Strathmore Elementary
School, Montgomery County;
Pastor Howard Wright, Grace
African Methodist Episcopal
Church, Baltimore County;
Rev. Herbert W. Watson,
St. Mark United Methodist
Church, Anne Arundel
County; and Sophia Rudisill,
Middle Grades Partnership,
Baltimore City.
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In honor of Valentine’s
Day, the Prince George’s
Department of Environmental
Resources is hosting a month-
long pet adoption event.
Pr. George’s Residents Urged to ‘Have a Heart for Animals’
Community-Based Health Organizations Unite to Serve Ward 8
AKA Salutes Local Education Innovators
Photo Courtesy Morguefle.com
Data collected from the 11th annual
one-night homeless count will be
released in the spring.
Washington, D.C. Holds One-Night Homeless Count
LARGO, Md.— According to economists, the health
care industry is booming, offering rare opportunities for
employment in a still-lagging labor market. Now, thanks to
scholarship funds provided by Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-
Atlantic States, nearly 60 Prince George’s Community College
students will have the opportunity to pursue careers in the feld.
The $200,000 fund will provide tuition assistance to low-
income and diverse students studying to become allied health or
nursing professionals. Areas of study include certifed nursing
assistant, dental assistant, emergency medical technician,
health information manager, licensed practical nurse, medical
biller, medical coder/biller, medical offce assistant, medicine
aide, nuclear medicine technologist, phlebotomy technician,
radiographer, registered nurse and respiratory therapist.
“This project will provide low income students with the
fnancial means to compete for high-demand, high-growth
health care jobs,” said Angela Anderson, dean of health
sciences at Prince George’s
Community College, in a statement.
She added, “According to a national
2010 compensation study conducted
by the Bureau of Labor Statistics,
the mean hourly salary for full-
time registered nurses is $33.83
and $29.65 for radiographers in the
Washington-Baltimore-Northern
Virginia area.”
In its frst year, the program will
provide full tuition for 27 students
to complete their postsecondary
work for mid-skill professions,
enable graduates of the programs to compete for employment
opportunities and facilitate career advancement by targeting
unemployed, dislocated incumbent and low-wage workers.
The remaining funds will be held in trust by the Prince
George’s Community College Foundation—the non-proft arm
of the school that was created for the charitable purposes of
furthering educational programs, facilities and opportunities at
the college—to continue the program past year one. As part of
its ongoing efforts to support the institutional priorities of the
college, the foundation will actively seek contributions to the
scholarship fund in the frst year. The goal of the effort is to
make the scholarship fund self-sustaining and ensure workforce
demands for these jobs are met.
PGCC Receives $200,000 for
Health Care Scholarships
Presidents from 21
community colleges and
public four-year institutions
in Maryland on Jan. 31 signed
a formal compact to improve
on-campus services to help
ease the transition of veteran
students into college life.
The meeting of leaders,
held in Annapolis, was
convened by Lt. Gov.
Anthony G. Brown, a colonel
in the U.S. Army Reserves,
a graduate of ROTC and
the nation’s highest-ranking
elected offcial to serve a
tour of duty in Iraq. Among
one of many catalysts for
creating the Maryland
Campus Compact for Student
Veterans, Brown said in
opening remarks, was a
disturbing essay published
in the student newspaper
at Community College of
Baltimore County detailing
a student veteran’s war
experience and the College’s
controversial, but necessary,
decision to remove the
student until a psychological
evaluation could be
performed.
“Veterans bring a unique
maturity and life experience to
the classroom – an experience
that in most cases enhances
classroom discussions and
benefts every student’s
learning. But as each war
is different, so is every
generation of veteran,” said
Lt. Gov. Brown. “We have
an obligation to serve those
who served and we must do
more to ease student veterans’
transitions from combat to
campus. While the urgency
to sign this agreement was
sparked by the atypical
and unfortunate incident at
CCBC, I am proud that higher
education leaders from across
the state will work together
to improve the services we
provide to the men and women
who served on our behalf.”
The Compact challenges
the participating institutions
to do more to ensure the
success of veterans and to
foster greater awareness of
the unique challenges they
face. Studies show that one
out of every fve veterans
returning from Iraq and
Afghanistan suffers from
post-traumatic stress disorder
or traumatic brain injury. Iraq
and Afghanistan veterans are
also more likely than veterans
of any previous confict to
attempt suicide. More than
22,000 Iraq-Afghanistan
veterans have returned to
Maryland in recent years,
and thousands more are
coming home. Nearly 15,000
Maryland veterans received
GI Bill education benefts
during the fall 2010 semester.
Participating institutions
pledge to designate an
offce or staff person as a
point person for all student
veterans to help them
navigate everything from GI
Bill paperwork to behavioral
health counseling. The
Compact requires campus
offcials to provide training
for faculty, staff and student
leadership to promote greater
awareness of veteran issues;
and it encourages campuses
to create student veteran
organizations to provide
incoming veteran students
with necessary support from
their peers who are also
transitioning back into our
communities.
MD College Presidents Pledge
Commitment to Veteran Services
Courtesy Photo
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown adds his signature to a compact signed by the presi-
dents of 21 state community colleges and universities to improve on-campus services
for veterans.
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B. Jackson Caesar will
appear in a recital at 4 p.m.
on Jan. 30 at Metropolitan
Memorial United Methodist
Church located at 3401
Nebraska Ave. N.W. His
repertoire will celebrate
Roland Hayes, America’s
frst recognized African-
American concert tenor.
Roland Hayes, born in
Curryville, Ga., in 1887,
was the principal African-
American tenor performing
classical music during the
frst half of the 20th century.
Primarily a recitalist, Hayes
sang both the great European
repertory and African-
American spirituals. He
also served as an arranger
and showed keen interest
in spirituals and African
folk songs including this
arrangement for “Gi Me Yo
Han.”
The recital will be
followed by a reception and
an art exhibit of the works
of artist Martin Andres
Paddack.
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HU Chapel Services
At press time, the guest speaker for the 11 a.m. worship services on Feb. 6 at Howard
University had not been announced. Call the chapel dean’s offce at 202-806-7280 for more
information. The Rev. Dr. Michael E. Dyson will be the guest preacher on Feb. 13.
Chapel services are broadcast the following week each Sunday at 11a.m. on Howard
University radio station, WHUR-FM 96.3.
Recordings of chapel services may be ordered by mail with the Media Ministry Order
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Music Workshop
A Sacred Music Workshop titled “Revive Us Again” will be held on Feb. 11-12,
culminating during the 10:30 a.m. Worship at Asbury United Methodist Church, 11th and K
streets N.W. The renowned Raymond Wise will be the facilitator.
Wise, who is a born-again Christian dedicated to raising the word of God, will offer lessons
in vocal technique and music ministry, while also teaching praise- and- worship tools designed
to sensitize, equip and mobilize choirs.
Other guests appearing will be Sandra Key, minister of music at Third Street Church of
God; Patrick McCoy, minister of music at Takoma Park Baptist Church; Thomas Dixon Tyler,
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-
0009 for additional information. Contact Charlyn Bachemin via e-mail at bacheminc@yahoo.
com to preregister and ask about the workshop hours.
Church Hosts Nurses
The Black Nurses Association of the Greater Washington D.C. Area meets every fourth
Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m., at Peoples Congregational UCC, 4704 13th St. N.W.
The community is invited to join the nurses as they implement their new healthy lifestyle
challenge to promote healthy living, good diet and regular physical activity. For more
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Mitchell stars in Metro
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trailblazing jazz and blues
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
metrostage.org.
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cedent¬s will) shall be
filed with the Register of
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Washi ngt on, D. C.
20001, on or before July
21, 2011. Claims against
the decedent shall be
presented to the under-
signed with a copy to the
Register of Wills or filed
with the Register of Wills
with a copy to the under-
signed, on or before July
21, 2011, or be forever
barred. Persons be-
lieved 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
Wills, including name,
address and relation-
ship.
Date of Publication:
January 21, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American
Washington Law
Reporter
Patricia Barnes Brookes
Personal
Representative
301-390-3222
TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS
1/21, 1/28, 2/4
Superior Court of
the District of
District of Columbia
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131
Administration No.
2011ADM15
Talaiferro M. Barnes
Decedent
Brenda L. Hopkins Esq
3724 Twelfth Street NE
Washington DC 20017
Attorney
NOTICE OF
APPOINTMENT,
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS
P a t r i c i a B a r n e s
Brookes, whose ad-
d r e s s i s 1 2 5 1 2
Whiteholm Drive, Upper
Marlboro, MD 20770
was appointed personal
representative of the
estate of Talaiferro M.
Barnes, who died on
June 20, 2010 with a
will, and will serve with-
out Court supervision.
All unknown heirs and
h e i r s w h o s e
whereabouts are un-
known shall enter their
appearance i n thi s
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment (or
to the probate of de-
cedent¬s will) shall be
filed with the Register of
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Washi ngt on, D. C.
20001, on or before July
21, 2011. Claims against
the decedent shall be
presented to the under-
signed with a copy to the
Register of Wills or filed
with the Register of Wills
with a copy to the under-
signed, on or before July
21, 2011, or be forever
barred. Persons be-
lieved 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
Wills, including name,
address and relation-
ship.
Date of Publication:
January 21, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American
Washington Law
Reporter
Patricia Barnes Brookes
Personal
Representative
301-390-3222
TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS
1/21, 1/28, 2/4
Superior Court of
the District of
District of Columbia
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131
Administration No.
2011ADM20
Carla F. Cohen
Decedent
Beth Shapiro Kaufman
Caplin & Drysdale
Chartered
One Thomas Circle
NW. Suite 100
Washington DC 20005
Attorney
NOTICE OF
APPOINTMENT,
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS
David Cohen, whose ad-
dress is 1322 Holly
Street NW, Washington
DC 20012, was ap-
pointed personal repre-
sentative of the estate of
Carla F. Cohen, who
died on October 11,
2010 with, a will, and will
serve without Court su-
pervision. All unknown
heirs and heirs whose
whereabouts are un-
known shall enter their
appearance i n thi s
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment (or
to the probate of de-
cedent¬s will) shall be
filed with the Register of
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Washi ngt on, D. C.
20001, on or before July
21, 2011. Claims against
the decedent shall be
presented to the under-
signed with a copy to the
Register of Wills or filed
with the Register of Wills
with a copy to the under-
signed, on or before July
21, 2011, or be forever
barred. Persons be-
lieved 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
Wills, including name,
address and relation-
ship.
Date of Publication:
January 21, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American
Washington Law
Reporter
David Cohen
Personal
Representative
202-723-0707
TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS
1/21, 1/28, 2/4
Superior Court of
the District of
Columbia
Civil Division
Case No. 0000013-11
IN RE:
Willia Yvette Tillery
Applicant
ORDER OF
PUBLICATION
CHANGE OF NAME
Willa Yvette Tillery hav-
ing filed a complaint for
judgment changing Willa
Yvette Tillery name to
Yvette Willa Tillery and
having applied to the
court for an Order of
Publication of the notice
required by law in such
cases; it is by the Court
this 3 day of January
2011.
ORDERED, that all per-
sons concerned show
cause, if any there be,
on or before the 7 day
of February 2011, why
the prayers of said com-
plaint should not be
granted; provided that a
copy of this order be
published once a week
for three consecutive
weeks before said day
in the Afro-American.
JUDGE
A TRUE COPY TEST:
1/28, 2/4, 2/11
Superior Court of
the District of
District of Columbia
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131
Administration No.
2011ADM34
Vernelle Owens
Decedent
Bruce E. Gardner Esq
The Gardner Law Firm
PC
1101 Pennsylvania Ave
NW Suite 600
Washington DC 20004
Attorney
NOTICE OF
APPOINTMENT,
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS
Linda Lewis, whose ad-
dress is 1625 Lyman
Place NE Washington
DC 20002, was ap-
pointed personal repre-
sentative of the estate of
Vernelle Owens, who
died on December 12,
2010 without a will, and
will serve without Court
supervi si on. Al l un-
known heirs and heirs
whose whereabouts are
unknown shall enter
their appearance in this
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment
shall be filed with the
Register of Wills, D.C.,
515 5th Street, N.W.,
3rd Floor Washington,
D.C. 20001, on or be-
fore September 28,
2011. Claims against the
decedent shall be pre-
sented to the under-
signed with a copy to the
Register of Wills or filed
with the Register of Wills
with a copy to the under-
signed, on or before
September 28, 2011 or
be forever barred. Per-
sons believed to be
heirs or legatees of the
decedent who do not re-
ceive a copy of this no-
tice by mail within 25
days of its first publica-
tion shall so inform the
Register of Wills, includ-
ing name, address and
relationship.
Date of Publication:
January 28, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American
Washington Law
Reporter
Linda Lewis
Personal
Representative
TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS
1/28, 2/4, 2/11
Superior Court of
the District of
District of Columbia
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131
Administration No.
2011ADM34
Vernelle Owens
Decedent
Bruce E. Gardner Esq
The Gardner Law Firm
PC
1101 Pennsylvania Ave
NW Suite 600
Washington DC 20004
Attorney
NOTICE OF
APPOINTMENT,
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS
Linda Lewis, whose ad-
dress is 1625 Lyman
Place NE Washington
DC 20002, was ap-
pointed personal repre-
sentative of the estate of
Vernelle Owens, who
died on December 12,
2010 without a will, and
will serve without Court
supervi si on. Al l un-
known heirs and heirs
whose whereabouts are
unknown shall enter
their appearance in this
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment
shall be filed with the
Register of Wills, D.C.,
515 5th Street, N.W.,
3rd Floor Washington,
D.C. 20001, on or be-
fore September 28,
2011. Claims against the
decedent shall be pre-
sented to the under-
signed with a copy to the
Register of Wills or filed
with the Register of Wills
with a copy to the under-
signed, on or before
September 28, 2011 or
be forever barred. Per-
sons believed to be
heirs or legatees of the
decedent who do not re-
ceive a copy of this no-
tice by mail within 25
days of its first publica-
tion shall so inform the
Register of Wills, includ-
ing name, address and
relationship.
Date of Publication:
January 28, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American
Washington Law
Reporter
Linda Lewis
Personal
Representative
TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS
1/28, 2/4, 2/11
Superior Court of
the District of
Columbia
Civil Division
Case No. 0000603-11
IN RE:
ELIJAH DAVID
CAULEY JR
Applicant
ORDER OF
PUBLICATION
CHANGE OF NAME
Elijah David Cauley Jr.
having filed a complaint
for judgment changing
Elijah David Cauley Jr.
name to Elijah David
Corley Jr. and having
applied to the court for
an Order of Publication
of the notice required by
law in such cases; it is
by the Court this 24 day
of January 2011.
ORDERED, that all per-
sons concerned show
cause, if any there be,
on or before the 26 day
of February 2011, why
the prayers of said com-
plaint should not be
granted; provided that a
copy of this order be
published once a week
for three consecutive
weeks before said day
in the Afro-American
Newspapers.
JUDGE
A TRUE COPY TEST:
2/4, 2/11, 2/18
Superior Court of
the District of
Columbia
Civil Division
Case No. 0000623-11
IN RE:
ETHEL DOLORES
MAYS
Applicant
ORDER OF
PUBLICATION
CHANGE OF NAME
Ethel Dolores Mays hav-
ing filed a complaint for
j udgment changi ng
Ethel Dolores Mays
name to Dolores Ethel
Battle and having ap-
plied to the court for an
Order of Publication of
the notice required by
law in such cases; it is
by the Court this 25 day
of January 2011.
ORDERED, that all per-
sons concerned show
cause, if any there be,
on or before the 28 day
of February 2011, why
the prayers of said com-
plaint should not be
granted; provided that a
copy of this order be
published once a week
for three consecutive
weeks before said day
in the Afro-American
Newspapers.
JUDGE
A TRUE COPY TEST:
2/4, 2/11, 2/18
Superior Court of
the District of
District of Columbia
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131
Administration No.
2008ADM951
Douglas Fairbanks
Johnson
Decedent
Nicholas D Ward
1212 New York Ave
NW Suite 1000
Washington DC 20005
Attorney
NOTICE OF
AFTER DISCOVERED
WILL AND NOTICE
OF APPOINTMENT
William E. Wade, whose
address is 3195 Stanley
Road, Fairlawn, OH
44333 was appointed
personal representative
of the estate of Douglas
Fairbanks Johnson, who
died on August 31, 2008
with a Will. Objections to
such appointment or to
the probate of de-
cedent's Will shall be
filed with the Register of
Wills, District of Colum-
bia, 515 5th Street, NW
3rd Floor, Washington
DC 20001, on or before
August 4, 2011.
Date of Publication:
February 4, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American
Washington Law
Reporter
William E. Wade
Personal
Representative
202-289-6440
TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS
2/4, 2/11, 2/18
Superior Court of
the District of
District of Columbia
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131
Administration No.
2008ADM951
Douglas Fairbanks
Johnson
Decedent
Nicholas D Ward
1212 New York Ave
NW Suite 1000
Washington DC 20005
Attorney
NOTICE OF
AFTER DISCOVERED
WILL AND NOTICE
OF APPOINTMENT
William E. Wade, whose
address is 3195 Stanley
Road, Fairlawn, OH
44333 was appointed
personal representative
of the estate of Douglas
Fairbanks Johnson, who
died on August 31, 2008
with a Will. Objections to
such appointment or to
the probate of de-
cedent's Will shall be
filed with the Register of
Wills, District of Colum-
bia, 515 5th Street, NW
3rd Floor, Washington
DC 20001, on or before
August 4, 2011.
Date of Publication:
February 4, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American
Washington Law
Reporter
William E. Wade
Personal
Representative
202-289-6440
TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS
2/4, 2/11, 2/18
Superior Court of
the District of
District of Columbia
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131
Administration No.
2011ADM0041
Artis T. Wilson
Decedent
NOTICE OF
APPOINTMENT,
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS
Cheryl A. Calloway,
whose address is 1629
K Street NW, Suite 300,
Washington DC 20006
was appointed personal
representative of the
estate of Artis T. Wilson,
who died on November
23, 2010 without a will,
and will serve without
Court supervision. All
unknown heirs and heirs
whose whereabouts are
unknown shall enter
their appearance in this
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment
shall be filed with the
Register of Wills, D.C.,
515 5th Street, N.W.,
3rd Floor Washington,
D.C. 20001, on or be-
fore August 4, 2011.
Claims against the de-
cedent shall be pre-
sented to the under-
signed with a copy to the
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
Wills, including name,
address and relation-
ship.
Date of Publication:
February 4, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American
Washington Law
Reporter
Cheryl A. Calloway
Personal
Representative
202-258-2663
TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS
2/4, 2/11, 2/18
Superior Court of
the District of
District of Columbia
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131
Administration No.
2011ADM0041
Artis T. Wilson
Decedent
NOTICE OF
APPOINTMENT,
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS
Cheryl A. Calloway,
whose address is 1629
K Street NW, Suite 300,
Washington DC 20006
was appointed personal
representative of the
estate of Artis T. Wilson,
who died on November
23, 2010 without a will,
and will serve without
Court supervision. All
unknown heirs and heirs
whose whereabouts are
unknown shall enter
their appearance in this
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment
shall be filed with the
Register of Wills, D.C.,
515 5th Street, N.W.,
3rd Floor Washington,
D.C. 20001, on or be-
fore August 4, 2011.
Claims against the de-
cedent shall be pre-
sented to the under-
signed with a copy to the
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
Wills, including name,
address and relation-
ship.
Date of Publication:
February 4, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American
Washington Law
Reporter
Cheryl A. Calloway
Personal
Representative
202-258-2663
TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS
2/4, 2/11, 2/18
Superior Court of
the District of
District of Columbia
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131
Administration No.
2010ADM174
Lora C. Paige
Decedent
DeAnna L. Jackson
Attorney
NOTICE OF
APPOINTMENT,
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS
DeAnna L. Jackson,
whose address is 4217
Foot e St r eet NE,
Washington DC 20019,
was appointed personal
representative of the
estate of Lora C. Paige,
who died on April 16,
2006 with a will, and will
serve without Court su-
pervision. All unknown
heirs and heirs whose
whereabouts are un-
known shall enter their
appearance i n thi s
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment (or
to the probate of de-
cedent¬s will) shall be
filed with the Register of
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Washi ngt on, D. C.
20001, on or before Au-
gust 4, 2011. Claims
against the decedent
shall be presented to the
undersigned with a copy
to the Register of Wills
or filed with the Register
of Wills with a copy to
the undersigned, on or
before February 4, 2011,
or be forever barred.
Persons believed to be
heirs or legatees of the
decedent who do not re-
ceive a copy of this no-
tice by mail within 25
days of its first publica-
tion shall so inform the
Register of Wills, includ-
ing name, address and
relationship.
Date of Publication:
February 4, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American
Washington Law
Reporter
DeAnna L. Jackson
Personal
Representative
517-435-3929
TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS
2/4, 2/11, 2/18
Superior Court of
the District of
District of Columbia
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131
Administration No.
2010ADM174
Lora C. Paige
Decedent
DeAnna L. Jackson
Attorney
NOTICE OF
APPOINTMENT,
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS
DeAnna L. Jackson,
whose address is 4217
Foot e St r eet NE,
Washington DC 20019,
was appointed personal
representative of the
estate of Lora C. Paige,
who died on April 16,
2006 with a will, and will
serve without Court su-
pervision. All unknown
heirs and heirs whose
whereabouts are un-
known shall enter their
appearance i n thi s
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment (or
to the probate of de-
cedent¬s will) shall be
filed with the Register of
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Washi ngt on, D. C.
20001, on or before Au-
gust 4, 2011. Claims
against the decedent
shall be presented to the
undersigned with a copy
to the Register of Wills
or filed with the Register
of Wills with a copy to
the undersigned, on or
before February 4, 2011,
or be forever barred.
Persons believed to be
heirs or legatees of the
decedent who do not re-
ceive a copy of this no-
tice by mail within 25
days of its first publica-
tion shall so inform the
Register of Wills, includ-
ing name, address and
relationship.
Date of Publication:
February 4, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American
Washington Law
Reporter
DeAnna L. Jackson
Personal
Representative
517-435-3929
TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS
2/4, 2/11, 2/18
Superior Court of
the District of
District of Columbia
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131
Administration No.
2011ADM53
Ozella Ruth Harvey
Decedent
Shanta Ramson Esq
4705 Sandy Spring Rd
Burtonsville, MD
20866
Attorney
NOTICE OF
APPOINTMENT,
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS
Linda Harrison, whose
address is 13710 Town
Line Road, Silver Spring
Maryland 20906 was ap-
pointed personal repre-
sentative of the estate of
Ozella Ruth Harvey,
who died on December
23, 2010 without a will,
and will serve without
Court supervision. All
unknown heirs and heirs
whose whereabouts are
unknown shall enter
their appearance in this
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment (or
to the probate of de-
cedent¬s will) shall be
filed with the Register of
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Washi ngt on, D. C.
20001, on or before Au-
gust 4, 2011. Claims
against the decedent
shall be presented to the
undersigned with a copy
to the Register of Wills
or filed with the Register
of Wills with a copy to
the undersigned, on or
before August 4, 2011,
or be forever barred.
Persons believed to be
heirs or legatees of the
decedent who do not re-
ceive a copy of this no-
tice by mail within 25
days of its first publica-
tion shall so inform the
Register of Wills, includ-
ing name, address and
relationship.
Date of Publication:
February 4, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American
Washington Law
Reporter
Linda A. Harrison
Personal
Representative
301-871-5244
TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS
2/4, 2/11, 2/18
Superior Court of
the District of
District of Columbia
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131
Administration No.
2011ADM53
Ozella Ruth Harvey
Decedent
Shanta Ramson Esq
4705 Sandy Spring Rd
Burtonsville, MD
20866
Attorney
NOTICE OF
APPOINTMENT,
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS
Linda Harrison, whose
address is 13710 Town
Line Road, Silver Spring
Maryland 20906 was ap-
pointed personal repre-
sentative of the estate of
Ozella Ruth Harvey,
who died on December
23, 2010 without a will,
and will serve without
Court supervision. All
unknown heirs and heirs
whose whereabouts are
unknown shall enter
their appearance in this
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment (or
to the probate of de-
cedent¬s will) shall be
filed with the Register of
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Washi ngt on, D. C.
20001, on or before Au-
gust 4, 2011. Claims
against the decedent
shall be presented to the
undersigned with a copy
to the Register of Wills
or filed with the Register
of Wills with a copy to
the undersigned, on or
before August 4, 2011,
or be forever barred.
Persons believed to be
heirs or legatees of the
decedent who do not re-
ceive a copy of this no-
tice by mail within 25
days of its first publica-
tion shall so inform the
Register of Wills, includ-
ing name, address and
relationship.
Date of Publication:
February 4, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American
Washington Law
Reporter
Linda A. Harrison
Personal
Representative
301-871-5244
TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS
2/4, 2/11, 2/18
SUPERIOR
COURT OF
THE DISTRICT
OF COLUMBIA
PROBATE
DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131
Administration No.
2010ADM1171
Estate of
Audrey A. Dockery
Deceased
NOTICE OF
STANDARD
PROBATE
Notice is hereby
given that a petition
has been filed in this
Court by Aubrey A.
Dockery-Bey, John
Brown & Jerry L.
Hunter, Esq for stan-
dard probate, includ-
ing the appointment
of one or more per-
sonal representa-
tive. Unless a com-
plaint or an objection
in accordance with
Superior Court Pro-
bate Division Rule
407 is filed in this
Court within 30 days
from the date of first
publication of this
notice, the Court
may take the action
hereinafter set forth.
0
Admit to probate
the will dated Feb-
r uar y 15, 2010
exhibited with the
petition upon proof
satisfactory to the
Court of due execu-
tion by affidavit of
witnesses or other-
wise
0
in the absence of a
will or proof satisfac-
tory to the Court of
due execution, enter
an order determining
that the decedent
died Intestate.
0
appoint an unsu-
pervised personal
representative.
Register of Wills
Clerk of the
Probate Division
Date of First
Publication
February 4, 2011
Names of
Newspapers:
Washington Law
Reporter
Washington
AFRO-AMERICAN
NEWSPAPERS
Aubrey A. Dockery-
Bey
John Brown
Jerry L. Hunter Esq
1822 11th Street NE
Washington DC
20001
202-234-1722
Signature of
Petitioners/Attorney
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cedent’s will) shall be
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cedent’s will) shall be
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PROBATE
DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131
Administration No.
2010ADM1171
Estate of
Audrey A. Dockery
Deceased
NOTICE OF
STANDARD
PROBATE
Notice is hereby
given that a petition
has been filed in this
Court by Aubrey A.
Dockery-Bey, John
Brown & Jerry L.
Hunter, Esq for stan-
dard probate, includ-
ing the appointment
of one or more per-
sonal representa-
tive. Unless a com-
plaint or an objection
in accordance with
Superior Court Pro-
bate Division Rule
407 is filed in this
Court within 30 days
from the date of first
publication of this
notice, the Court
may take the action
hereinafter set forth.
0
Admit to probate
the will dated Feb-
r uar y 15, 2010
exhibited with the
petition upon proof
satisfactory to the
Court of due execu-
tion by affidavit of
witnesses or other-
wise
0
in the absence of a
will or proof satisfac-
tory to the Court of
due execution, enter
an order determining
that the decedent
died Intestate.
0
appoint an unsu-
pervised personal
representative.
Register of Wills
Clerk of the
Probate Division
Date of First
Publication
February 4, 2011
Names of
Newspapers:
Washington Law
Reporter
Washington
AFRO-AMERICAN
NEWSPAPERS
Aubrey A. Dockery-
Bey
John Brown
Jerry L. Hunter Esq
1822 11th Street NE
Washington DC
20001
202-234-1722
Signature of
Petitioners/Attorney
2/4, 2/11
Superior Court of
the District of
District of Columbia
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131
Administration No.
2011ADM0052
Dorothy A Ratliff
Decedent
Jennifer E Loud Esq
7826 Eastern Avenue
NW Suite 410
Washington DC 20012
Attorney
NOTICE OF
APPOINTMENT,
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS
Howard Gregory Camp-
bell, whose address is
4250 East Capital Street
NE #202 Washington
DC 20019, was ap-
pointed personal repre-
sentative of the estate of
Dorothy A Ratliff who
died on January 3, 2011
with a will, and will serve
without Court supervi-
sion. All unknown heirs
a n d h e i r s wh o s e
whereabouts are un-
known shall enter their
appearance i n thi s
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment (or
to the probate of de-
cedent¬s will) shall be
filed with the Register of
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Washi ngt on, D. C.
20001, on or before Au-
gust 4, 2011. Claims
against the decedent
shall be presented to the
undersigned with a copy
to the Register of Wills
or filed with the Register
of Wills with a copy to
the undersigned, on or
before August 4, 2011,
or be forever barred.
Persons believed to be
heirs or legatees of the
decedent who do not re-
ceive a copy of this no-
tice by mail within 25
days of its first publica-
tion shall so inform the
Register of Wills, includ-
ing name, address and
relationship.
Date of Publication:
February 4, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American
Washington Law
Reporter
Howard Gregory
Campbell
Personal
Representative
202-422-5213
TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS
2/4, 2/11, 2/18
Superior Court of
the District of
District of Columbia
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131
Administration No.
2004-36
Helen L Harris
Decedent
Kathy Brissette-Minus
Law Office of
Kathy Brissette-Minus
LLC
9900 Greenbelt Road
Suite E 215
Lanham MD 20706
Attorney
NOTICE OF
APPOINTMENT,
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS
Brenda T Jarvis, whose
address is 8422 Carroll-
ton Parkway, New Car-
rollton MD 20784, was
appointed personal re-
present at i ve of t he
estate of Helen L. Har-
ris, who died on June
16, 2003 without a will,
and will serve without
Court supervision. All
unknown heirs and heirs
whose whereabouts are
unknown shall enter
their appearance in this
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment
shall be filed with the
Register of Wills, D.C.,
515 5th Street, N.W.,
3rd Floor Washington,
D.C. 20001, on or be-
fore August 4, 2011.
Claims against the de-
cedent shall be pre-
sented to the under-
signed with a copy to the
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
Wills, including name,
address and relation-
ship.
Date of Publication:
February 4, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American
Washington Law
Reporter
Brenda T Jarvis
Personal
Representative
301-717-9884
TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS
2/4, 2/11, 2/18
Superior Court of
the District of
District of Columbia
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131
Administration No.
2004-36
Helen L Harris
Decedent
Kathy Brissette-Minus
Law Office of
Kathy Brissette-Minus
LLC
9900 Greenbelt Road
Suite E 215
Lanham MD 20706
Attorney
NOTICE OF
APPOINTMENT,
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS
Brenda T Jarvis, whose
address is 8422 Carroll-
ton Parkway, New Car-
rollton MD 20784, was
appointed personal re-
present at i ve of t he
estate of Helen L. Har-
ris, who died on June
16, 2003 without a will,
and will serve without
Court supervision. All
unknown heirs and heirs
whose whereabouts are
unknown shall enter
their appearance in this
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment
shall be filed with the
Register of Wills, D.C.,
515 5th Street, N.W.,
3rd Floor Washington,
D.C. 20001, on or be-
fore August 4, 2011.
Claims against the de-
cedent shall be pre-
sented to the under-
signed with a copy to the
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
Wills, including name,
address and relation-
ship.
Date of Publication:
February 4, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American
Washington Law
Reporter
Brenda T Jarvis
Personal
Representative
301-717-9884
TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS
2/4, 2/11, 2/18
SUPERIOR COURT OF
THE DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131
Foreign No.
2011FEP10
Date of Death
August 11, 2010
Geneva Shannon
Arnold
AKA
Geneva Shannon
Decedent
NOTICE OF
APPOINTMENT
OF FOREIGN
PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
AND
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
Marilyn B. Thompson
whose address is 4309
Broken Arrow Court,
Clinton MD 20735 was
appointed personal re-
present at i ve of t he
estate of Geneva Shan-
non Arnold aka Geneva
Shannon, deceased, by
the Orphans Court for
Prince Georges County,
State of Maryland, on
October 19, 2010.
Service of process may
be made upon Tiffany
Thompson 2914 12th
Street, NE Washington
DC 20017 whose des-
ignation as District of
Columbia agent has
been filed with the Reg-
ister of Wills, D.C.
The decedent owned
the following District of
Colombia real property:
2914 12th Street NE
Washington DC 20017
and 6701 Piney Branch
Road, NW Washington
DC 20012
Claims against the de-
cedent may be pre-
sented to the under-
signed and filed with the
Register of Wills for the
District of Columbia, 515
5th Street N.W. 3rd
Floor, Washington, D.C.
20001 within 6 months
from the date of first
publication of this notice.
(Strike preceding sen-
tence if no real estate.)
Marilyn B. Thompson
Personal
Representative(s)
TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS
Date of first publication:
February 4, 2011
301-297-9411
Name of newspapers
and/or periodical:
The Daily Washington
Law Reporter
The Afro-American
2/4, 2/11, 2/18
Superior Court of
the District of
District of Columbia
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131
Administration No.
2011ADM40
MARILYN COLLEEN
JENKINS
Decedent
Bruce E Gardner Esq
The Gardner Law Firm
PC
1101 Pennsylvania Ave
NW
Suite 600
Washington DC 20004
Attorney
NOTICE OF
APPOINTMENT,
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS
Rodney E Gill, whose
address is 2350 Hunter
Place SE, Washington
DC 20020 was ap-
pointed personal repre-
sentative of the estate of
Marilyn Colleen Jenkins,
who died on December
19, 2010 without a will,
and will serve without
Court supervision. All
unknown heirs and heirs
whose whereabouts are
unknown shall enter
their appearance in this
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment
shall be filed with the
Register of Wills, D.C.,
515 5th Street, N.W.,
3rd Floor Washington,
D.C. 20001, on or be-
fore August 4, 2011.
Claims against the de-
cedent shall be pre-
sented to the under-
signed with a copy to the
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
Wills, including name,
address and relation-
ship.
Date of Publication:
February 4, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American
Washington Law
Reporter
Rodney E Gill
Personal
Representative
202-610-1921
TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS
2/4, 2/11, 2/18
Superior Court of
the District of
District of Columbia
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
20001-2131
Administration No.
2011ADM0049
Thelma Pitts Campbell
Decedent
Thomas H. Queen
530 Eighth Street SE
Washington DC 20003
Attorney
NOTICE OF
APPOINTMENT,
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS
Marteal H. Pitts, Max-
well A. Pitts, and Noah
M. Webb whose ad-
dress(es) are 4705 8th
Street NW, Washington
DC 20017, 423 Peabody
Street NW, Washington
DC 20011, and 6104
East 98th Street Kansas
City MO 64134 were ap-
pointed personal repre-
sentative(s) of the estate
of Thelma Pitts Camp-
bell, who died on August
17, 2007 with a will, and
will serve without Court
supervi si on. Al l un-
known heirs and heirs
whose whereabouts are
unknown shall enter
their appearance in this
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment (or
to the probate of de-
cedent¬s will) shall be
filed with the Register of
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Washi ngt on, D. C.
20001, on or before Au-
gust 4, 2011. Claims
against the decedent
shall be presented to the
undersigned with a copy
to the Register of Wills
or filed with the Register
of Wills with a copy to
the undersigned, on or
before August 4, 2011,
or be forever barred.
Persons believed to be
heirs or legatees of the
decedent who do not re-
ceive a copy of this no-
tice by mail within 25
days of its first publica-
tion shall so inform the
Register of Wills, includ-
ing name, address and
relationship.
Date of Publication:
February 4, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American
Washington Law
Reporter
Marteal H. Pitts
Maxwell A. Pitts
Noah M. Webb
Personal
Representative
202-832-6757
202--212-9091
876-838-3486
TRUE TEST COPY
REGISTER OF WILLS
2/4, 2/11, 2/18
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Archer Western Contractors, Ltd. is seeking
participation from bona fide subcontractors and
DBE/MBE/SBE subcontractors to bid on Ronald
Reagan National Airport Runway 1-19 Overlay and
Taxiways Rehabilitation. All Subcontractor/
Supplier quotes are due before Thursday Feb-
ruary 17th, 2011 at 10:00 AM. Fax quotes to:
(404)495-8701 referencing project name and
scope of work. For plan access, email company
name and contact information to eriser@
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scope, price, experience, financial condition, and
other pertinent factors. EOEM/F
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CANDIDATES FOR MARYLAND
STATE TREASURER
The General Assembly of Maryland is
charged by the Maryland Constitution with
appointing the State Treasurer by joint ballot
of the Senate and House of Delegates. A
committee appointed pursuant to Section
5-101(b) of the State Government Article of
the Maryland Code will review resumes of all
applicants, hold a public hearing, and make
a recommendation to the members of the
General Assembly. The Honorable Nancy K.
Kopp, the current Treasurer of the State of
Maryland, has applied for reappointment.
Other applicants must submit their resumes
or statements of work experience not later
than February 16, 2011. Applicants must
also present themselves at a public hearing
to be held on February 22, 2011 at 4:30
p.m. Resumes should be submitted to:
Lynne B. Porter, Committee Staff
Joint Committee to Select the State Treasurer
Department of Legislative Services
90 State Circle Annapolis,
Maryland 21401
410-946-5200 Baltimore/Annapolis
301-970-5200 Washington, D.C. Metro Area
1-800-492-7122 for other areas in Maryland
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Subcontractors and Suppliers
Ulliman Schutte Construction, LLC, Miamisburg,
OH is interested in receiving quotes from qualified
MBE/WBE subcontractors and suppliers for the
Filtration Rehabilitation and Upgrade of The Fort
Reno Pumping Station at Fort Reno Park,
Washington, D.C., bidding on February 9, 2011.
Opportunities are available for Specifications Di-
visions 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 16. Plans
available online:
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Please Fax quotes to 937-910-9910 attention Eric
Yerian on February 8th by 5:00 pm. Contact
telephone 937-910-9900.
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Miamisburg, Ohio 45342
www.ullimanschutte.com
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REQUEST FOR BIDS
INVITATION NO. 100220
SANITARY SEWER REHABILITATION AND EXTENSION
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority is soliciting bids for Invitation
No. 100220: Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation and Extension.
The following listing enumerates the major items of work included in this contract:
o 5,790 linear feet of 12-inch through 30-inch dia. RCP sewer
o 3,660 linear feet of 10-inch through 27-inch dia. PVC sewer
o 6,870 linear feet of PVC building connection pipe
o 4,180 linear feet of water service replacement
o 162,550 linear feet of sewer cleaning
o 112,410 linear feet of television inspection of sewers,
o 30,360 linear feet of 18-inch and smaller sewer lining,
o 320 days of Emergency Repairs
The project requires completion within 1,461 consecutive calendar days.
This project is estimated to cost between $15,000,000 and $20,000,000.
Bid Opening Date is March 2, 2011.
Bid for this project will be procured in the open market with preference given for
the utilization of certified local and local small business enterprises.
The Davis-Bacon wage determinations shall apply.
DC WASA Owner Controlled Insurance Program will provide insurance.
Bid documents are available at the Department of Procurement, 5000 Overlook
Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20032. Sets of Bidding Documents can be
procured for a non-refundable $50 purchase price each, payable to DC Water
on January 31, 2011 after (12:00 p.m.). Payment must be in the form of a money
order, certified check or a company check. Documents can be shipped to Bidders
providing a Federal Express account number.
The DC Water Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant is a secured
facility. Persons intending to pick-up Bidding Documents are to contact the
Department of Procurement at 202-787-2020 for access authorization.
For procurement information contact Mrs. De¬Nerika Johnson; email denerika
johnson@dcwater.com voice 202-787-2113.
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View DC Water website at www.dcwater.com for current and up coming
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BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND
INVITATION FOR BIDS
CONTRACT NO. 10197 PF0
FULLERTON FIRE STATION #8 ROOF, 4401 FITCH AVENUE, 21236
FULLERTON - DISTRICT 14 c 6
CONTRACT COST GROUP ∫B ($100,000 TO $500,000)∫
WORK CLASSIFICATION: I-6
BID DATE: FEBRUARY 17, 2011 AT 2:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME
On or after DECEMBER 6, 2010, the above contract documents may
be inspected and purchased from the Division of Construction
Contracts Administration, Department of Public Works, Room 300B,
County Office Building (COB), 111 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Towson,
MD 21204, upon receipt of payment of $15.00 (FIFTEEN DOLLARS)
per contract, and if sent by U.S. mail with an additional $10.00 (TEN
Dollars) postage and handling fee. All checks should be made payable
to BALTIMORE COUNTY MD. NO REFUNDS will be made to anyone.
Direct any questions to 410-887-3531. Bidders obtaining documents
from another source other than Baltimore County WILL NOT be allowed
to submit proposals to Baltimore County.
The proposed work consists of:
Remove all existing roofing systems down to gypsum and tectum deck
and provide a new SBS Modified Built-Up Roofing System.
A pre-bid meeting will be held on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
at the site-4401 Fitch Avenue, Fullerton, MD 21236-3908.
THE PROJECT IS SUBJECT TO A MINORITY BUSINESS ENTER-
PRISE UTILIZATION GOAL AND FEMALE CONTRACTORS UTILIZA-
TION GOALS. THESE GOAL REQUIREMENTS ARE MORE FULLY
EXPLAINED IN THE SPECIFICATIONS. THE MBE/WBE FORMS IN
THE PROPOSAL BOOKLET MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMIT-
TED AT THE TIME OF BID OPENING.
Sealed proposals (the entire book) addressed to Baltimore County,
Maryland for this contract will be received in the Baltimore County
Purchasing Division, Room 148, Old Courthouse, 400 Washington
Avenue, Towson, MD 21204, until the time specified on the contract at
which time they will be publicly opened and read.
ONLY CONTRACTORS WHO HAVE BEEN PREQUALIFIED BY BAL-
TIMORE COUNTY AT LEAST TEN (10) DAYS PRIOR TO THE OPEN-
ING OF BIDS WILL BE ALLOWED TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS.
All proposals must be accompanied by a Bid Bond, on the approved
form provided, in the amount as set forth in the ∫Information for Bidders∫.
No other form of proposal guaranty is acceptable.
The Purchasing Agent reserves the right to reject any or all proposals
or bids or parts of bids and to waive technicalities as may be deemed
best for the interest of the County.
Keith Dorsey, Director
Office of Budget & Finance
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B8 The Afro-American, February 5, 2011 - February 11, 2011
By Stephen D. Riley
AFRO Staf 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 fnd 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.
Although Young is in the midst of a career season, he’s
shown the perplexing propensity of being able to follow
up a 30-point game with a six-point stinker. The big time
scorers in this league are big time scorers every night. If
Young is going to be the top scoring threat on the team then
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
fll 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.
By Perry Green
AFRO Sports Editor
The Howard Bison men’s
basketball team put together
a multiple-game winning
streak for the frst 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 fve
Bison starters scored double-
digits in points to advance to
a second straight victory.
Howard sophomore
forward Mike Phillips led
the starters with 19 points,
scoring mostly in the paint
close to the basket. Bison
freshman center Alphonso
Leary also did damage in the
paint, scoring 12 points with
eight rebounds.
“The game plan was
to get the ball inside and
take advantage of the
mismatches,” explained
Howard frst year head coach
Kevin Nickelberry. “Once we
established something inside,
Mike and Alphonso did a
good job of kicking the ball
out to the shooters.”
Howard shot well from
the outside as sophomore
guard Anton Dickerson scored
14 points, while sophomore
forward Darian Collins also
scored 14 along with a career-
high fve assists. Senior guard
Kyle Riley added 11 points
and a career-high seven assists.
“I was very proud of the
way we played tonight,”
Nickelberry said. “We hung
in there and toughed out a
win. Kyle was like a warrior
for us. He was a big part of
our success. He knows he has
to handle the ball and keep
the team under control.”
Riley was huge on Jan.
29 when he scored 14 of his
season-high 22 points in a
77-73 win over University of
Maryland-Eastern Shore to
snap a 9-game losing streak
for Howard. The victory over
UMES was also the Bison’s
frst Mid-Eastern Athletic
Conference (MEAC) win of
the season.
Coach Nickelberry credits
the wins to the energy the
players gain from the home
crowd.
“We fed off the energy of
the crowd,” he said after the
game. “They gave us a lot
of energy. That is important
since we are a young team
and we lack depth. It was
defnitely a factor tonight.”
Howard (4-17, 2-7
MEAC) will play its next two
games at home, including a
matchup with North Carolina
Central on Feb. 5.
AFRO Staf
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 fgure 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.
Howard Halts Nine-Game Losing Skid
Courtesy Photo/Howard University
Howard’s Mike Phillips scored 19 points to help the Bison
win two games straight for the frst time this season.
Continued
from B2
Bowie State Extends Winning Streak
with 88-81 Win over Saint Paul’s
Pro Sports Commentary
Wizards Dangerously Banking on Self Improvement
Courtesy Photo/Washington Wizards
The Wizards will need its young
player like 22-year-old JaVale
McGee to continue improving if
they want to become a playofs
contender, again.

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