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March 12, 2011 - March 12, 2011, The Afro-American A1


MARCH 12, 2011 - MARCH 18, 2011

DON’T FORGET! Politicians Shred Biblical
Turn your Clocks Forward
2 a.m. Sunday Definition of Marriage A7 Prince Sued – Again B3

Foreclosure Crisis Leave NAACP Image Awards

Emotional Scars Go Off Smoothly
Prince George’s Family continues struggle Despite Controversy Raised by A Group Over Certain Artists
By Dennis J. Freeman Two of the notable Black names snubbed by
By George Barnette Special to the AFRO the major industry awards are Halle Berry and
AFRO Staff Writer renowned director Tyler Perry.
While Black performers scarcely drew a Perry, who directed For Colored Girls
In 1974, Clarence and nod during this year’s entertainment industry’s and was skipped over again by the National
Betty Johnson bought a house awards season, the March 4 NAACP Image Academy of Motion Pictures for an Oscar,
on the 600 block of Clovis Awards established that key artists cannot be carried home two NAACP Image Awards
Avenue in Capitol Heights. ignored. for directing. Perry’s film For Colored Girls
Over 35 years later, the After a virtual Whiteout in nearly all of the earned three awards: best picture, director and
couple is out of that house, as major awards shows, including the Academy outstanding supporting actress in a motion
the foreclosure crisis engulfed Awards and the Golden Globe Awards, the picture (Kimberly Elise).
their dream of owning their NAACP eased some of that pain by honoring Berry, whose appearance at the Oscars was
home outright. leading names in film, broadcast television, and limited to a tribute to entertainment legend
While many in the county popular music. Lena Horne, was named the Image Awards
fell prey to sub-prime Continued on A4
mortgages and predatory
lender, the Johnsons were

Photos by Dennis Freeman

victims to illness, ignorance
and the economy. Their story
is a cautionary tale of how
honest hard-working people
succumbed to the foreclosure
nightmare as well.
“I never knew society
could be so cruel,” Betty
Johnson said. “How can you
treat human beings like this?
I’ve worked and slaved and
paid taxes only to get thrown Photo by George Barnette
to the wolves.” Betty Johnson hopes others can be helped by hearing her
A long fight with Bank of ordeal.
America over the collateral
damage of the foreclosure even filed a $125 million situation is Clarence’s
continues for Mrs. Johnson. defamation suit against the condition. He is bound to a
She’s been in and out of bank. She says she was hospital bed in the bedroom
Prince George’s County misrepresented in court and of their small Suitland
Circuit Court, federal court that this entire fight could apartment after a stroke in
and the state court of appeals have been prevented. 1999 left irreparable damage
for close to a year now. She’s “For what they’ve done to to his nervous system. He
us, with as long as we have can’t move much, doesn’t
worked, isn’t right,” Johnson speak much, and breathes
said. “They’re a bank. They with the aid of an oxygen
could’ve settled this a long machine.
time ago.” Betty never handled the It was a big night at the Awards, starting top left: LLCool J beat out Lawrence Fishburne, Blair
Underwood and Hill Harper to win for Outstanding Actor in a drama series; Halle Berry takes
What compounds the Continued on A3 home the Outstanding Actress in a motion picture award; U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina M.
Benjamin shows up on the red carpet; Vanessa Williams carries away the award for Outstanding

UMCP Zeta Phi Beta

Hear the AFRO on The Daily Actress in a comedy series; Terrance Howard brings it home for Outstanding Supporting Actor
Drum, Wednesday at 7 p.m. in a drama series and Regina King wins Outstanding Actress in a drama series.

Members Charged Gay Marriage Legislation

Charter suspended because of assault allegations
By George Barnette
AFRO Staff Writer
standards, either through its own
internal procedures or those of the
Clears House Committee
By George Barnette kind of service or accommodations
inter/national organization,” Greek AFRO Staff Writer it believes are in violation of its
Seven members of the University Life’s chapter expectations says. beliefs, nor can that organization be
of Maryland chapter of Zeta Phi Beta “This must include the means to After the Maryland Senate the subject of a civil suit.
have been criminally charged after promptly and permanently expel a passed a bill to legalize same-sex Supporters of the bill don’t want
a former pledge went to the police, member from the chapter, making marriage, most in the state thought the language changed as they say
alleging abuse on-line. certain to guarantee all rights of due the measure’s fate in the House
Amber Bijou, 22, Montressa process and adherence to international similarly was a done deal. After two
Hammond 24, Monika Young, 23, procedures.” co-sponsors of the bill walked off “From every corner of
Tymesha Pendleton, 26, the floor during a committee vote,
Kandyce Jackson, 20, Tymesha the state, Marylanders
Pendleton, 26, and Bridget “Not to sound rude, but it’s its prospects became a bit murkier.
Blount, 24, have all been
Del. Tiffany Alston, D-Dist. 24, have made it clear that
obvious. Girl wants to join. Girl and Del. Jill P. Carter, D-Dist. 41,
charged with second-degree both walked away from a proposed a majority favor
assault and on-campus hazing. pledges. Girl drops line. Girl vote last week for personal
An un-named student marriage equality.”
filed charges with the Prince calls the cops.” reasons. Their walkout left a 10-10
House Judiciary Committee vote
George’s County Police on unresolved. the only way to true equality is to
Oct. 10, 2010 and the university Despite that, a member of the According to reports, Alston have marriage for all and not just
found out soon after. On Nov. 12, University of Maryland chapter, who had second thoughts because of her civil unions. “Marriage provides
2010 the university’s Department of spoke with the AFRO on the condition constituents, who’d pressured her to a critical safety net for families,”
Fraternity and Sorority Life (Greek of anonymity, said the entire situation vote against the bill. Alston was so Morgan Meneses-Sheets, executive
Life) suspended the chapter from is nothing more than a disgruntled conflicted she attempted to amend director of Equality Maryland, said
campus – partly because the chapter pledge that was ready for the process the bill – changing the language in a statement. “From every corner
didn’t live up to expectations. to be over and tired of waiting. from marriage to civil unions. of the state, Marylanders have
“Every organization must “Not to sound rude, but it’s However, the legislation, made it clear that a majority favor
have the means to act quickly in obvious,” the source said. “Girl wants if passed, would not require a marriage equality.”
addressing the behavior of a member to join. Girl pledges. Girl drops line. religious group to provide any
Join the AFRO on
who violates established codes or Continued on A4
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A2 The Afro-American, March 12, 2011 - March 18, 2011

AFRO National Briefs

Houston Day Care Provider been filed against a Nigerian
the woman might flee the
country. A spokeswoman for
the Harris County District
An Oregon school
district has suspended a
kindergarten bus driver for
Attorney’s Office said the tips hanging a Confederate flag
Flees to Nigeria After Fire woman who allegedly left weren’t enough for authorities on his personal vehicle,
Kills Four Children, Injures a Houston, Texas, day care to detain her. saying he is in violation of
Three center unattended that was Fire Department Chief their harassment policies.
Manslaughter charges have the scene of a fire last month Terry Garrison and the U.S. According to The Associated
AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Michael AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Paulsen Marshals Service in Houston Mississippi Gov. Haley Press, Ken Webber, 28,
Emergency personnel told The Associated Press Barbour speaks with the was suspended from the
respond to the location they have issued a “red press at the National bus company First Student,
Your History • Your Community • Your News where a fire broke out at notice” to the international Governors Association which contracts buses to
The Afro-American Newspapers a day care operated by police agency Interpol, which Winter Meeting in the Phoenix-Talent School
Baltimore Office • Corporate Headquarters
2519 N. Charles Street
Jessica Tata, 22, killing alerts law enforcement around Washington, Feb. 28, about District, after he ignored
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4602 three children and injuring the world to look for suspects. his earlier meeting with commands from school
410-554-8200 • Fax: 1-877-570-9297 four others Feb. 24 in In addition to seven President Barack Obama at officials to take the flag off Houston. charges of reckless injury the White House. his personal pick-up truck.
that left four toddlers dead of a child filed against Tata, pollution, in the name of The flag also has “Redneck”
Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892
and three injured, the U.S. prosecutors added three making very expensive emblazoned on the front.
Washington Publisher Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II
Marshals Service said March counts of abandoning a child. alternative fuels more Webber drives the
Chairman of the Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr.
4. The charges grew out of If indicted, she will face up economically competitive,” kindergarten bus to Talent
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222
an indictment against Jessica to 20 years in prison for each Barbour said during a U.S. Elementary School.
Receptionist - Wanda Pearson - 410-554-8200
Tata, a Houston-based day reckless injury charge and up Chamber of Commerce “My flag will fly,” Webber
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales
care provider, and include to 10 years for the charges of breakfast across the street told the AP. “No one here is
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289 10 counts of reckless injury abandoning a child. from the White House. gonna tell me what I can and
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount - 410-554-8246
and child abandonment His comments come as can’t believe in.”
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235
for leaving the children Miss. Gov. Barbour Blames the cost of oil has jumped According to Oregon CBS
Advertising Account Executive
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274 unattended to go shopping. Obama for Rising Gas amid unrest in Africa and affiliate KTVL, First Student
Director of Finance - Jack Leister - 410-554-8242 Surveillance cameras Prices the Middle East. Crude oil said in a statement that,
show Tata shopping at Target Mississippi Gov. Haley prices are soaring, peaking “This is an internal personnel
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265
between 1:09 p.m. and 1:24 Barbour, a possible 2012 at $104 on the spot market, issue that is currently under
Director, Community & Public Relations
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243 p.m., moments before the first Republican presidential where the most expensive investigation.”
Editorial 911 calls about the blaze Feb. candidate, accused oil is traded. Gas prices have The Phoenix-Talent
Executive Editor - Talibah Chikwendu
24, according to BV Black President Obama March 2 gone up 28 cents in the last 10 School District also told
Spin. of intentionally driving up days to an average of $3.47 KTVL that Webber was in
Managing Editor - Kristin Gray - 410-554-8277
Washington Bureau Chief - Zenitha Prince - 202-332-0080, ext. 119 Seven young children, gas prices in an effort to a gallon for regular unleaded violation of a harassment
ranging from 3 years old to 18 get Americans to buy more gas. In a weekly report, the policy that outlaws pictures
Global Markets months old, were inside. Four hybrids and other energy- U.S. Energy Information or objects that are offensive,
Director - Benjamin M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220
children, ranging from 3 years efficient vehicles. Administration said the price tend to alarm, annoy, abuse
Washington Circulation/Distribution Manager old to 18 months old perished, Barbour specifically of retail gas rose 19 cents last or demean certain protected
Edgar Brookins - 202-332-0080, ext. 116 one injured child was released targeted comments made by week, the second largest jump individuals and groups.
Baltimore Circulation/Distribution Manager
from the hospital, and two, a Secretary of Energy Steven since it began keeping data in “The fact is, our district
Sammy Graham - 410-554-8266
2-year-old girl and 20-month- Chu in 2008. Chu claimed 1990. is about 37 percent minority
Production Department - 410-554-8288
old boy, remain at Shiners that higher energy costs Barbour has been students,” Ben Bergreen,
could force an investment in the school’s superintendent,
Hospital for Children in an advocate for energy
Washington Office alternative fuels and cleaner told the AP. “It’s fairly
1917 Benning Road, N.E. • Washington, D.C. 20002-4723 Galveston in stable condition. companies in the past and
energy sources. Barbour said common knowledge that the
202-332-0080 Fax: 1-877-570-9297 Investigators say the has defended their interests
the Obama administration is Confederate battle flag is
General Manager fire may have started from since he was chairman of
using that theory to allow gas perceived by folks as a racist
Edgar Brookins - ext. 116
an unattended pot of oil the Republican National
Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112 prices to rise. or negative symbol. The
burning on the kitchen stove. Committee in the 1990s.
Customer Service, Home Delivery and Subscriptions: “This administration’s Southern Poverty Law Center
Officials issued a warrant
410-554-8234 policies have been designed said more than 500 extremist
for Tata’s arrest three days Ore. School Bus Driver
Customer to drive up the cost of energy groups use it as one of their
after the incident, but sources Suspended for Displaying
Billing Inquiries: 410-554-8226
in the name of reducing symbols.”
Nights and Weekends: 410-554-8282 had warned investigators Confederate Flag


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November 1, 2008 - November 7, 2008, The Washington Afro-American A3

Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain NephewA3

A2 The Afro-American, March 12, 2011 - March 12, 2011 March 12, 2011 - March 18, 2011 The Afro-American

D.C. Nurses Protest Working Conditions

By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspi- posted fliers bearing his photo-
AFRO Staff Writer connection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed graph around the city. On
Hudson’s mother and brother. the vehicle while walking his Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked
Jennifer Hudson and other The white, 1994 Chevrolet dog. According to the Chicago for the public’s help in finding
relatives positively identified Suburban with Illinois license Tribune, the boy had been shot her nephew. In her MySpace
By Valencia Mohammed multiple times in the back seat and investment and sup-
blog, she thanked
Special to the AFRO of the vehicle. The SUV, regis- “That’s totally
porters for false,”
their saidand
prayers Pak.
tered to Hudson’s murdered “Our hospital lost $11 million into
offered a $100,000 reward
Hundreds of nurses dressed in red brother, was towed with the January. Admissions
anyone who returned are going
the boy
jackets picketed outside the grounds of the boy’s body inside and is being down. We have a $1.9 million bed
Washington Hospital Center on March 5 processed by evidence techni- Since the$100
tax. We offered investigation,
million in free
demanding a safe staffing plan to care for cians and workers. The body Hudson – who gained stardom
was later removed and taken to after appearing on “American
For many of the nurses this second day
the Cook County Medical
Examiner’s office. “What happens with Idol,” and then won an
Academy Award for her role in
of picketing was a hard pill to swallow. The
original one-day walkout was held on March
Hudson and other family
members arrived at the Medical
this contract will set the the movie Dreamgirls – has
stayed out of the public eye.
4, when over 1,000 caregivers signed up and
participated in the protest. However, hospital
Examiner’s office mid-after- trend for other nursing
Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew.
The Chicago Tribune report-
noon to identify the body. ed that a parade of cars moved
officials forewarned union leaders that if a Given the choice between look- hospitals in the area. slowly past her family’s home
strike were to occur, participants would be ing directly at the body or A spokesman for the office the murders but is being held in Monday morning, past the
locked out of work for an additional four days. viewing it on a wall-mounted It’s time for the
told the newspaper that Hudson jail for parole violation after news vans, reporters and curi-
Cassidy Joseph, 55, an emergency
room nurse, expressed
Courtesy Photos hospital to respect ous onlookers.
Jennifer Hudson andthe
hersentiment of her Donerson who
mom, Darnell “She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotionalpatient
moment.” Neighbors stood
was killed,“We are very
as well anxious
as her to come
brother, Jason. advocacy and quietly and
back to work. After our one-day protest, it reflected on the
was doubly insulting that MedStar would lock video screen, the family chose provide a staffing plan
“remained strong for her fami-
ly” and was clearly its leader.
being convicted of attempted
murder and vehicular hijack-
us out.
the bodyWhat’s
of her wrong with demanding
7-year-old a safe was found on
plate X584859 the latter. According to the In front of the Hudson’s
environment for the patients?” said Joseph, West
nephew Monday, just hours Chicago’s a Side after Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, that gives patients the
“She held hands with her fami- ing. Cook County records show home, men in heavy jackets
ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he pleaded guilty to both
after his body was
seven-year nurse. found in a police received a 7 a.m. call that’s him.”
proper care they need.”
was obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also
and hooded sweatshirts came to
kiss the twin white crosses bar-
The hospital expected a walkout and was

ACORN Fights Back

moment.” convicted in 1998 for posses- ing the names of Donerson and
prepared for it, a hospital spokeswoman said. The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle. Jason.
Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison care in last “Everybody
year.” is sick of going
been missing since Friday, 2006 by
Photos after serving
Valencia seven years Nurses
Mohammed said theylike
Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
through stuff Artisha
Over a300 relative found
nurses Julian’soutside
picketed for the
of andcent of theira salaries.
West, Lori J. of the
former resident
the Washington Darnell
Hospital Center caron
March charges.
5, to Marlowe, 35, athe
area told cardiac
By Alan King and Dallas Cowboys players No wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle,
protest deteriorating working conditions The at the missingbeen working
boy remained have to stickat the hospitalAllforthese
together. 12
AFRO Staff Writer Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, trying to distance him from the Jason
and to29, shot their
show to death through
support weekend in years.young
a longpatient
for safe “The children
staffing pattern almost
are dying, and
among the names submitted to group, saying, “Barack Obama in his grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers makesforit what?” impossible to provide the
Presidential candidate John election officials. Never Organized with ACORN.” the 7000 block of South Yale type of care our patients need. There
McCain’s attack on ACORN – Hurd said those workers, who But Obama’s ties to ACORN run Avenue.
union in the mother-baby are far too many stories to tell,” said
Associated Community were doing those things without long and deep. He taught classes Amber Alert – a desig- unit with one Marlowe.
Organization for Reform Now – ACORN’s knowledge or permis- for ACORN. They even endorsed nurse taking
nation care ofmissing
for high-risk six mothers and six babies
alone. “This Ndip Ayuk-Takor, 31, registered nurse in
confirms the success of the sion, were fired. him for President. children – wasisissued
not fair to the patients. What
happens with ICU, said some patients need a higher level
organization, the head of the “The evidence that has sur- But now ACORN is in trouble. after Julian wasthis contract will set the trend for
group says. faced so far shows they faked Reporter: There are at least other nursing
missing hospitals
after the the area. It’s time for of care but are made to wait. “Many times it
“This is testimony to the work forms to get paid for work they 11 investigations across the the hospital
Police arrestedto William
respect patient advocacy and almost takes one or two hours before nurses
we’ve done and success we’ve didn’t do, not to stuff ballot country involving thousands of provide a staffing plan that gives patients the
Balfour, the missing boy’s step- are reassigned from other units or agencies to
had,” Maude Hurd, president of boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the potentially fraudulent ACORN proper care they need,” said Zinn.
father and estranged husband provide care,” she said.
ACORN, said in an interview victim of fraud, not the perpetra- forms. But the hospital questions those seemingly
of Julia, at his girlfriend’s Joanne Johnson, 38, a clinical nurse in ICU,
with the AFRO. tor of it. Announcer: Massive voter
altruistic reasons. “Despite NNU’s public
Southside apartment several has been a nurse for 19 years. She worked
“When this attack started, we Hurd said the only things fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders.
rhetoric about alleged concerns around safety in hospitals in the United Kingdom before
had just announced that we had bogus are the charges them- paid more than $800,000 to an Balfour’s mother, Michele, has
and staffing, none of these issues was raised or coming to WHC four years ago. “Besides the
registered 1.3 million new vot- selves. And factcheck. org ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had nurse-to-patient ratio, I was quite surprised
ers,” she said. “That’s just to say agrees. efforts. discussed by the union in any way in the most
nothing to do with the slayings.
recent negotiating sessions,’ said Pak. “This all that the hospital would lack so many resources
that someone’s running scared It concluded, “Neither Pressuring banks to issue risky Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson and modern technology,” said Johnson. “Last
because of ACORN’s success.” ACORN nor its employees have loans. Nationwide voter fraud. about money.”
Pak said a recent survey found that WHC July, WHC just received lifting machines to
McCain, who is running for been found guilty of, or even Barack Obama. Bad judgment.
president on the Republican tick- charged with, casting fraudulent Blind ambition. Too risky for nurses get paid 120 percent higher for shift lift heavy patients. Until now, nurses would be
et, lashed out at ACORN in the votes.” America. differentials than neighboring lifting patients, well over 400 pounds.”
final debate against Barack The problem came about pri- jurisdictions. “We want to
Obama, contending the group “is marily because of the way Since McCain’s comments, bring those salaries back in SQUARE HIGH
on the verge of maybe perpetrat- ACORN operates. no agreement
Rather than was reached.87Before
ACORN’s officesthis
havemostbeen line by offering a flat rate
ing“Weone ofknew well infrauds
the greatest advancein thatrely
a strike
on volunteers,recent it pays round
peo- of discussions,
bombarded with the threats
partiesandmet 30 rather than a percentage,” Pak
might occur in
voter history at this
some point,” said Soyoung
country, ple, many of them times poor orand unem-
reached racist mail. on approximately
agreement said.
maybe “You can’t hire
destroying top nurses
the fabric of from other
ployed, to sign up new voters. in 2010, The
30 articles day after
leaving fewerthethan
10 According to the 2010
parts of the country for one day. So we
democracy.” The idea was to help both those debate, vandals
issues to be resolved. Neither the union nor
broke into the
fiscal report of WHC’s parent
negotiated,a contract with the US being
a non-partisan Nursing registered and those doing organization’s Boston and Seattle
hospital officials were willing to discuss the company, MedStar, the non-
Corps guaranteeing 60 hours of work for the
Web site, found those claims to the registration.
remaining issues
offices and stole computers.
othera than what representative
has been profit organization made
be “exaggerated,” with “no evi- Maud explained, “We have a After Cleveland BREADa NOT ON THE LIST
temporary nursing staff.” made public which includes attempts to cut profit of $142 million, union
any such have been without zero
democracy- tolerance policy for deliber- appeared on TV, an e-mail
a contract nurses’ pay.
leaders said. In the first three
destroying fraud.” ate falsification of registration.” sent to the local office saying she
since last June. On Feb. 26, WHC and
Hurd believes the McCain Most news accountKenneth neglect toZinn,“is52, director
going to haveofher
life ended.” months of fiscal year 2011,
National Nurses United (NNU), the union campaigning, NNU, a California-based union, the hospital reports profits
charges were politically motivat- point out that ACORN is A worker in Providence, R.I.,
ed. the nurses, ended a series of 14 said the main issue is patient
required by law to turn in all reg- received a threatening call say- safety. of $62 million for the firstLEFT
She said, totaling
“Because nearly 100 hoursistration
it’s low- in which forms. And they Zinn remembered
also fail ing, “We an incident
know youreported to
get off work quarter on operating revenues

and moderate-income people, to note that it was the organiza- at 9” and uttered racial epithets.
and people of color, I believe the tion, in many instances, that first A caller to one office left a

Foreclosure Leaves Emotional Scars

McCain campaign thinks those
voters are going to vote
Democratic, which is not neces-
brought the phony registrations
to the attention of authorities.
message on the answering
machine, saying: “Hi, I was just
The McCain camp apparently calling to let you know that
sarily true.”from A1 isn’t interested in those fine Barack Obama needs to get
mortgage payments so she
ACORN is no stranger to about how quickly everything hung.
points, preferring to air mislead- “[The
a (expletive]gives
deleted) Right now, Johnson says
wasn’t very knowledgeable
controversy. changed.
ing ads that seek to link Obama borrowers the information
nigger, and he’s a piece of she hopes that her story
For 38 years, the
about how the household bills non-partisan to ACORN, thereby
“We’ve been married 50 undercutting (expletive deleted). You
they need at an early stage, guys are keeps another family out of
organization has
worked. Her miseducation fought for social his political support.
years,” she said. “He worked
fraudulent, and you
and gives every Maryland
need to go to this situation. She said she
and economic justice for low- McCain: I’m John McCain hell. All the niggers on oak trees.
to how the entire process 25 years in the federal family the right to have was willing to share so other
and moderate-income and I approve this message. They’re gonna get all hung hon-
worked contributed to the government and I
Announcer: Who is Barack worked 31. access
eys, to their
they’re goinglenders when
to get assassi- people can know what 1can BANANA
Americans. With 400,000 mem-
loss of their home as well. He gets totally disabled and
ber families organized into more Obama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna get killed.” they feel they are unfairly happen to them.
than“That’s the reason I’m
1,200 neighborhood chap- now
baptism I have to go through
performed at warp all denied
Anothera loan modification
message said, “You “Maybe somebody else
ters in 110 socities
hard,” Johnson
nationwide, of this.”Vast ambition. After col- liberal
speed.” or other mitigation
idiots. option,”
Dumb (expletive can benefit from this,”
ACORN “They has took
over theadvantage
years seen of lege, The state oftoMaryland
he moved Chicago. Gov. Martin
deleted). WelfareO’Malley
bums. You Johnson said. “I’m not a
me and my
its share sick husband.
of criticism while advo-I’m has Becameput in safeguardsorganizer.
a community to help said in
guys justa (expletive
statement. “ This
deleted) selfish person and I never
cating for affordable fighting
housing,with residents
There, Obama through situations
met Madeleine legislation
come to our will helpconsume
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Chicago more natural
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the is, nobody because it’s coming
underserved—for hisand life.”
while organ- The
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and make theya lotworked
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That’s back around to you.”
izingIn 2007, the Johnsons
voter registration drives. Mediation Program forces
impressive that he was asked to purchase.”
all you guys do. And then suck
But none soldhastheir
been home, but
as withering both lenders
train the ACORN andstaff.
homeowners up the welfare and expect every-
all profits from the settlement to be more responsive
and baseless as this one. What did ACORN in Chicago
when one else to pay for your hospital
With the presidential
went to the bank. Now, as election engage in? Bullying
foreclosure is imminent. banks. bills for your kids. I jus’ say let
less than two weeks away, Intimidation tactics. Disruption your kids die. That’s the best Before age five, every room is a classroom.
Johnson clings to memories The goal is to make sure
ACORN’s detractors allege the of business. ACORN forced move. Just let your children die.
of the past with a healthy alternatives are explored Fun learning opportunities are everywhere. Simple things like
organization has engaged in mas- banks to issue risky home loans. Forget about paying for hospital
sive voterand a full house,
registration fraud after beforeThe same a family
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counting and identifying shapes activate a child’s learning ability,
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A4 The Afro-American, March 12, 2011 - March 18, 2011 March 12, 2011 - March 12, 2011, The Afro-American A3

Md. Lawmakers Could Ban Smoking in Cars with Children

By Holly Nunn “This is a common sense for Tobacco Regulation at the bill needs a favorable vote to make smoking-related illness,” said
Capital News Service measure that really protects University of Maryland School it to the Senate floor. Madaleno’s aide, Adam Fogel.
kids,” said Delegate Ben Barnes, of Law, cite studies that report Forehand said the $50 fine isn’t “The state has a very real interest
ANNAPOLIS — A bill to D-Prince George’s and a bill toxicity in a closed car while to raise money or penalize, but to in preventing illness by smoking,
ban smoking in a car with a sponsor, at a hearing Tuesday smoking is 10 times the level educate. “Sometimes the public and in reducing smoking in
child, which has been stopped in before the committee. “We’ve done deemed safe for children by the doesn’t get the idea that something general.”
committee four years running, may this with regard to safety seats U.S. Environmental Protection is really important until we pass A Johns Hopkins School
finally make it to the floor of the on the road, and this is the next Agency. With windows open, it’s a law,” Forehand said. “It’s child of Public Health study from
House of Delegates this year. natural extension 2005 reports that second-hand
The bill has more sponsors this of that.” smoke costs $73 million a year
year than in the past, especially in Critics say “Sometimes the public doesn’t get the idea that something in children’s medical treatment.
the House Environmental Matters the bill is an is really important until we pass a law.” But Bruce Bereano, a lobbyist
Committee, where it needs a attempt to for the Maryland Association of
favorable vote to get to the floor overrule parents Tobacco and Candy Distributors,
for debate. Thirteen members of with regard to children’s health. three times the toxic level. abuse, subjecting kids to things has called the bill “over-the-top
the committee are sponsors. During a Senate committee Sen. Jennie Forehand is that have been known to harm big-brotherism” and “death by a
Its fate in the Senate Judicial hearing, Sen. James Brochin, sponsoring the bill in the Senate, them.” thousand hassles” for the tobacco
Proceedings Committee is less D-Baltimore County, likened it to where it has seven other sponsors. Other supporters, including industry.
certain. The legislation would legislating sunscreen requirements Forehand, perennial sponsor Sen. Richard “The assumption is that adults
impose a $50 fine for smoking in or restricting the foods that parents a Montgomery County Madaleno, another Montgomery do not have common sense,”
a vehicle with a child under the feed their children. Democrat with a long history of County Democrat, see the issue Bereano said. “We the State of
age of 8, the same age at which Supporters of the bill, including pushing anti-smoking legislation, as a budget problem. “It’s a Maryland have to step in and be
children are required to be in the Department of Health and is the only sponsor on the Judicial burden to the state when people parents.”
safety seats. Mental Hygiene and the Center Proceedings Committee where the on state-provided health care have

NAACP Image Awards Go Off Smoothly

Continued from A1
outstanding actress for her admitted that her role in Samuel L. Jackson (Mother Corporate Responsibility in America, it is disheartening challenges.
work in Frankie & Alice, a “Frankie & Alice” presented and Child), Terrence Howard Entertainment and senior to see established civil rights “We are the most
film about a woman struggling an acting challenge for her. (“Law & Order: Los Angeles,” pastor of the Mt. Ennon organizations and leading incarcerated generation on
with personality disorders. “It’s a difficult film,” Berry outstanding supporting the planet, the most murdered
Berry, despite rave reviews said. “Everyone has their own actor), LL Cool J (“NCIS: generation in the country,”
for her work in the racially story.” Los Angeles,” outstanding
“What I am saying to a generation of young Jealous said backstage at
charged film, didn’t receive Frankie & Alice captured actor in a drama series) and people, we have to get involved and fight.” the Image Awards. “What I
either a Golden Globe or two NAACP Image Awards. Vanessa Williams (“Desperate am saying to a generation of
Oscar nomination. Berry and Perry weren’t Housewives,” outstanding Baptist Church in Clinton, American corporations young people, we have to get
Berry, appearing backstage the only big winners. Jill Scott actress in a comedy series), Md., was incensed that the promote some of the most involved and fight.”
to speak with reporters, received two awards, and were also big winners. NAACP would honor these stereotypical and offensive
In spite of the attention
grabbing glitz and glamour,
the Image Awards nevertheless
“It is a complete outrage
that the NAACP and some
images and messages in the
popular culture,” Coates said.
“These are not images that
drew some criticism. The
NAACP was assailed for
nominating artists such as
of this country’s largest
corporations would endorse
artists that degrade women,
any respectable civil rights
organization or responsible
American corporation should
Continued from A1
Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nicki use the N-word, and promote endorse.”
Minaj, Diddy Dirty Money, values that are antithetical to In spite of the concerns Carter, on the other hand,
and B.O.B, whose works often the goals and aspirations of raised by Coates, NAACP felt there were other things
include sexually explicit lyrics most Americans,” Coates said President Benjamin Jealous that should have had priority
that many consider offensive. in a statement. nevertheless reasserted the over passing this bill.
Rev. Delman Coates, “At a time when we NAACP’s focus on young Despite their walkout, a
organizer of the Enough have witnessed social people by stating that Black vote was eventually taken
Is Enough Campaign for and political progress in America faces daunting on March 4 by the Judiciary
Committee and the bill was

Zeta Phi Beta Members

passed to a full vote on the
House floor. Carter and Del.
Joseph Vallario, D-Dist.
Continued from A1 27 eventually provided the
necessary 12 votes to put
Girl calls the cops.” but confirmed that a paddle was used, saying
the vote over the top. Alston
The source said the pledge asked how the accuser knew that was going to be a part
voted nay.
much longer she had until the probate, but that of the pledging process.
With the impending
she wasn’t told since that’s typically not what “That’s how we pledged,” the source said.
vote on the House floor,
Zeta Phi Beta does. That probate, according “I’m not saying it was right, but she knew the
co-sponsors of the bill and
to the source, was only a week away from it deal before she went into it.”
civil rights organizations are
when she asked. The source also said this was the smoking
reiterating the importance
The source said the frustrated former gun to remove the sorority from campus and
of this bill. “To me, this
pledge decided to take the matter to the police that Greek Life was “hungry” to get rid of
legislation is all about family,
instead of to the chapter’s graduate advisor, them.
liberty and respect. I respect
where the proper disciplinary or reconciliatory Zeta Phi Beta’s national office has also
the civil liberties of same-
actions would’ve been put in place to please suspended the chapter pending the result of
sex couples who wish to
all parties. the investigation.
solemnize their relations and
The source said allegations of choking and Six of the women have been given court
families in the eyes of the
use of a paddle were made in the complaint. dates in April. Bijou will not find out her court
law,” said House Majority
The source doesn’t believe choking occurred, date until March 17.
Leader Kumar Barve, D-Dist.
17, in a statement. “I also
respect the values of those
in our society who are not
comfortable with same-sex
relationships. Surely there is
enough space in America for
all of us to build our lives and
families as we choose and live
next to each other.”
It remains a touchy
subject, though, even with
those who voted in favor
of the bill. Del. Sam Arora,
D-Dist. 19, says he struggled
with his decision to vote in
favor of the bill because he
says it will have a huge effect
on Maryland residents.
“As the vote drew nearer,
I wrestled with this issue in a
way I never had before, which
led me to realize that I had
some concerns about the bill,”
Arora said in a statement.
“While I personally believe
that Maryland should extend
civil rights to same-sex
couples through civil unions,
I have come to the conclusion
that this issue has such impact
on the people of Maryland
that they should have a direct
Neither Carter nor Alston
responded to interview
March 12, 2011 - March 18, 2011, The Afro-American A5

vaccination against the seasonal flu and thing but also working for something else, like
H1N1, sometimes referred to as swine flu. Be antacids for heartburn also being effective
sure to get your shot early. against itching. Is this safe to use the same
Q: My friend says she got Tamiflu online at drug for two different things?

Ask Your Pharmacist

By Daphne Bernard found at your local pharmacy. Again, ask, and
a much cheaper price. I need to save money,
but I am concerned about buying drugs over
the Internet.
A: There are many drugs that serve
dual purposes, such as Benadryl, which
is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
A: First off, Tamiflu is available by Administration (FDA) for allergy relief
Special to the AFRO we’ll be happy to help. Finally, you can find prescription only. So, a little bell should go and as a sleep aid. However, note, I said
coupons online. Either way, with the cost of off immediately in your head at the idea FDA approved. Drugs serving more than
Everybody wants to save money, drugs, you should look for every economic of buying a prescription drug without a one purpose are constantly being studied.
particularly me. I’ve been known to squeeze a advantage you can find. prescription. Additionally, the Food and Drug However, until they are approved by the FDA,
dollar so tight the eagle grins. Some folks are Administration warns that what is being they should not be used for anything other
particularly good at saving at the grocery store Q: I recently contracted a yeast infection. presented as “generic Tamiflu” is a potentially than their prescribed use. For instance, the
through coupons. Legendary are the stories How likely is it that my boyfriend gave it to harmful product. Tests showed the product did FDA has warned about the unapproved use
of people who have bought $100 worth of me? not contain oseltamivir, the active ingredient of quinine, an anti-malaria drug, to treat leg
groceries with $30 and a fist full of coupons A: It’s possible, but not necessarily in Tamiflu. Instead it contains another drug cramps. This unapproved use has resulted in
collected from the store, newspapers and the answer. While yeast infections can be that can be harmful. Stay away! reported blood clots.
online. sexually transmitted, they are most commonly Q: I will leaving the country to visit my son Dr. Daphne Bernard, Pharm,D.,is
Well, one of the secrets in the pharmacy caused by an imbalance in good and bad in Barcelona, Spain, soon. I am concerned a registered pharmacist in Maryland,
business is that you can save money for bacteria in your vagina. They can be caused about traveling with my diabetes medicine. I Virginia and the District of Columbia. She
medicine through coupons. In order to by some medications, such as antibiotics. need to carry the medicine with me, but I am is currently assistant dean at the Howard
lure more customers, some pharmaceutical Yeast infections can occur at any age. It is afraid the syringes could be a problem? University School of Pharmacy and a member
companies, almost exclusively brand names, most common during the childbearing years. A: As long as the medication and syringes of numerous boards and associations,
pass out coupons that will drive down the cost Women who are pregnant or diabetic, taking are in their original containers, preferably including the Association of Boards of
of your co-pay. antibiotics, birth control pill or steroids or with the prescription label, there shouldn’t be Pharmacy, the District of Columbia Board
Some brands that immediately come to who have a weakened immune system are a problem. You may want to check with the of Pharmacy, the Nonprescription Medicines
mind are Cialis for male erection, Advair for more likely to get repeated yeast infections. airline to be on the safe side, but it shouldn’t Academy, Rho Chi Honor Society, American
asthma and Acithex for acid reflux. Take an over-the-counter vaginal antifungal, be difficult. You will also want to find a way Society of Health-System Pharmacists,
You can get these money-saving coupons such as Monostat or Gyne-lotrimin. to keep your insulin refrigerated during the American Pharmaceutical Association and
at three places. First, you can sometimes pick Q: Do I need to get two separate shots for trip. the American Association of Colleges of
them up at your doctor’s office. Be sure to the flu this year like last year? Q: I often hear about drugs used for one Pharmacy, Please e-mail her at questions@
ask on your next visit. Second, they can be A: No. This year’s flu shot includes
mailing an application and month before implementing
Howard County Pilots Web-based Health Insurance App having to wait to hear back.”
Health department
the program. That number is
now at 693.”
By Jessica Harper the implementation of Door to With Door to HealthCare, federal government approval.
assistants are often bilingual, And health care woes,
Capital News Service HealthCare, a one-stop, Web applicants work from a The department
speaking either Korean or Ulman said, stretch across
application designed to help kiosk – either alone or with collaborates with community-
WASHINGTON - Howard mostly low-income residents an assistant – at the Howard based nonprofit Healthy Spanish in addition to English economic lines. “Sometimes
County Executive Ken navigate the county’s health County Health Department, Howard on the venture, which – a plus given that Korean it’s worse in higher income
Ulman attended a health care care labyrinths. where they input personal costs Maryland $500,000 and and Spanish communities, areas because there’s this
conference in Phoenix three Residents who can use data about their income level, the county $12,000. Hershkovitz said, comprise stigma (about needing to ask
years ago to learn more about the electronic application health insurance status and Lena Hershkovitz, a Door sizeable populations in for help),” he said.
improving coverage options generally include people family make-up. The Web to HealthCare enrollment Howard County. The program Accessibility aside, Ulman
for his constituents, a trip that under age 65 or families of application returns a list of manager, said online can also switch between said Door to HealthCare’s
ended up yielding an ideal four, who are 300 percent available services based on applications are convenient English and Spanish. simplicity is its greatest asset.
solution to his district’s health below the federal poverty the data. because they allow people to Dr. Peter Beilenson, the “This is not reinventing the
insurance woes. level and make a maximum The application process apply for multiple health care county’s health officer, said wheel. We’re not recreating
“This California company of $66,000 a year. Applicants takes 10 to 15 minutes to services at one location. “It the department’s client pool programs; we’re just linking
had a ‘one-e-app’ that must be U.S. citizens. complete for individuals and cuts out the guesswork,” said has quadrupled as a result existing ones together,”
streamlined all their health Undocumented residents 45 minutes to one hour for a Hershkovitz. “Clients can talk of the new application. “The he said. “This app makes
care programs into one form,” qualify for emergency care family of six. to real people (the assistants) response has been huge,” government more efficient
said Ulman. “So I thought, only, and that’s usually if The county’s Health and get immediate answers Beilenson said. “We saw and user friendly.”
‘Let’s do this ourselves.’” they are pregnant. Seniors on Department is the pilot site to their questions rather than about 150 to 170 people each
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Howard Students Weather Rain to Help Others in Haiti and U.S.
Despite the downpour, scores of break. globe. It is part of Howard’s yearly
Howard University students, many They were part of the WHUR Alternative Spring Break (ASB).
of them soaked from the rain, 96.3 Helping Hands radiothon, an Instead of heading to the beach
took to the streets for 12 hours on annual fundraising event to help or the nation’s famous spring break For 12 hours on March 6, students from
March 6 to raise money so they send hundreds of students across party spots, more than 350 Howard Howard University scoured local streets
can help people in Haiti and in the country to help residents in students will be working in Haiti, to help raise money for those suffering in
five U.S. cities during their spring troubled neighborhoods across the Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, New Haiti and five U.S. cities.
Photo by Justin Knight

Orleans and Washington, D.C.

March 13 to March 19.
They will be teaching
THIS WEEKEND, English, tutoring elementary
school students, working on

THERE environmental reclamation

projects, collecting books to
fill a public school library,

battling illiteracy and fighting
gun violence and working
with Haitian residents still

reeling from the January 2006
hurricane that left tens of
thousands homeless.

Kiamsha Tate, 9, and her
mother, Lauren Tate, a teacher
at Watkins Elementary School
in Washington, stopped by

WHUR to donate to ASB
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fundraiser on the radio while
storewide coming home from church.
Kaimsha donated nearly
including collections you’d all of her $4 allowance.
never expect to see on sale! “I want them to have
fun and learn new stuff and

help people,” she said after
take an extra handing over her $3.
15% or 1O% off † Her mother, who
graduated with a degree in
when you use your savings pass psychology from Howard in

Exclusions apply; see pass. 1991, said she heard about
the program from one of
her babysitters who had
participated in it.
“I wish they had
something like this when I
was at Howard,” Tate said. “I
think it’s a wonderful thing
for them to be able to grow
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“I was born in New York,
but 90 percent of my family
lives in Haiti,” he said. “I
was down in May helping my
cousin teach English for [an]
annual project he does in a
city called Croix de Bouquet.”
About 25 students will be
working in communities in
and around Port au Prince,
the nation’s capital, and
L’artibonite. They teach and
help at an orphanage and at
the Haitian American Caucus
School Compound. They
will also be working with
KOFAVIV, an organization
that is helping the hundreds
of women who have been
sexually victimized after
being dislocated by the
Also helping is Sun Trust
Bank, whose representatives
man the telephones for call-
in donations and tabulate the
funds once they come in. Sun
Trust has been part of the
radiothon since its inception.
“This is one of the
contributions that we make
to the community,” said
AC Cheeseboro, Sun Trust
assistant vice president
and chair of Gay, Lesbian,
Bisexual and Transgender
Diversity. “It is our
responsibility to be part of the
community, and being part
of the community means we
have to help one another.”

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March 12, 2011 - March 18, 2011, The Afro-American A7

Politicians Shred Biblical Definition of
( Moreover, the Bible warns in 1
— The Maryland legislature Corinthians 6:9 that homosexuality, like
is guilty of virtually taking a adultery, is a sin and those who live those
paper shredder to the Bible lifestyles will not inherit the kingdom
clearing the way for same- of heaven. Other scriptures rebuke those
sex marriages, a measure who approve of homosexuality, calling
threatening tragic spiritual the practice an abomination.
and social consequences. Scholars may argue that it is not the
Recently the Maryland business of the state to choose personal
Senate passed a measure lifestyles for their citizens. No argument.
allowing men to marry But, when politicians busy themselves
men and women to marry changing the order of divine creation,
women. The liberal House they are wandering into dangerous
will wave it through and the territory.
Barbara Reynolds governor has promised to According to some interpretations
sign it. President Obama is Genesis (chapter six) reveals that when
showing his support for same- sons of men (fallen angels) had sex with
sex marriages by announcing his intentions not to support the daughters of men, the unholy union
scripture. produced giants, who were so diabolically
Opposition to the gay bill is weak even though hundreds of violent that God lamented that he had they do not teach that gay sex is “acceptable.”
Maryland’s African-American pastors know it is wrong based ever created humankind. God responded by sending a flood that It is not only what is being done that is so obnoxious, but
on their knowledge of the Bible. Many of the pastors remain destroyed all humans except Noah and his family. also how it is being done. Maryland is following the lead of
silent because they fear losing the blessings of politicians, gay Again, Genesis reveals that the practice of homosexuality the District leaders who, while always reminding the world
tithers or being labeled “homophobic.” brought down the wrath of God on Sodom and Gomorrah, how awful it is not to have congressional voting representation,
The label of “homophobia” does not have to stick. wiping out all human life except for Lot and a few of his rammed a same-sex marriage bill through the legal process
Homophobia denotes hate. I personally have fought for the relatives. without granting residents the right to vote on it through a
rights of gay people not to referendum.
be discriminated against in "Maryland legislators have fought hard against putting the Maryland legislators have fought hard against putting the
housing, employment and
education. I have close friends
gay bill on the ballot because studies show when citizens have a gay bill on the ballot because studies show when citizens have
a chance to vote, same-sex measures generally lose. Opponents
and relatives who are gay and chance to vote, same-sex measures generally lose." vow to amass the 53,650 signatures needed to put a measure
I love them. Nevertheless, defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman on
when it comes to agreeing that the sacred covenant of Today, politicians, intellectuals and even leaders of the ballot in 2012. This shouldn’t be difficult because there are
marriage between a man and a woman should be changed seminaries try to separate the masses from scripture by saying scores of mega churches in Maryland.
to accommodate a lifestyle the Bible says is “sinful,” then that same-sex marriage is a secular, legal issue and has nothing Maybe the pastors should remember the famous lines of
somebody must draw the line. to do with religion. How wrong they are. The issue directly Joshua, who said, “Choose this day whom you will serve, but
While many church leaders refuse to defend the gospel, the rebuts, defaces and maligns scripture. in my house I will serve the Lord.”
Maryland legislators are changing the definition of marriage Moreover, the repercussions of the gay bill have many Wrong choices bring tragic consequences. It is in the
clearly defined in Scripture.     unintended consequences that will touch the lives of our interest of us all that the religious leaders serve the Lord.
In Matthew 19:4-5, Jesus declared: “Have you not read that youth, teachers and businesses for years to come. For example,
He which made them at the beginning made them male and measures were defeated that would exempt public school Dr. Barbara Reynolds, author of six books, is a book
female and for this cause shall a man leave father and mother teachers from teaching materials that “promote” gay unions. In coach, lecturer and columnist. Her website is www.
and shall cleave to his wife and their twain shall be one flesh.” other words teachers would be in danger of losing their jobs if

Stop the Lies about the Financial Meltdown

“I pledge... Every Paul Krugman. And now, a new study by the congressionally by widespread failures in financial regulation, dramatic
American lives in safe, established Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission conclusively breakdowns in corporate governance, excessive risk and
decent, affordable, and energy states that the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), established borrowing, government officials ill prepared for the crisis, and
efficient housing on fair in 1977 to prevent redlining and spur homeownership in urban systemic breaches in accountability and ethics at all levels.”
terms.” One of the National neighborhoods “was not a significant factor in subprime lending In short, Black, brown and poor people, aggressively
Urban League’s four I AM or the crisis.” spurred on by the CRA did not cause our economic meltdown.
EMPOWERED goals. Undergirding this myth is the claim by some that the CRA This has been a yarn spun by some who wish to shift the blame
requires banks and thrifts to make loans to unqualified low- from Wall Street to Main Street.
No, President Obama was income and minority borrowers. They contend that a higher  The latest to use this as a weapon of mass deception is
not born in Kenya. Superman default rate by those borrowers caused the housing meltdown. Florida freshman Congressman Allen West, who, speaking
is not real. And, there is no Aside from the fact that the law clearly states that CRA lending at a February Conservative Political Action Conference in
monkey-man roaming the Washington, singled out
Marc H. Morial
streets of Hoboken scaring the “Black, brown, and poor people...did not cause our economic the CRA as the cause of the
daylights out of little children. housing crisis. He added, “If
Some urban myths are nutty. meltdown. This has been a yarn spun by some who wish to shift government gets out of the
Some are funny. But some, like the one about mortgage loans in
low and middle income urban neighborhoods being the cause of
the blame from Wall Street to Main Street.” way of the private sector, it
would not have happened in
the financial meltdown can be downright dangerous. must be consistent with safe and sound banking practices, there 2008.”
Since this assertion was first made several years ago, the is no evidence that CRA caused lenders to make risky subprime The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission disagrees and so
National Urban League has called it for what it is – a weapon loans that contributed to the crisis. In fact, most subprime loans do we. With millions of people out of work, instead of clinging
of mass deception, shifting blame for the economic crisis from are not made to minorities or low income borrowers. Between to discredited ideological theories, our policymakers should be
Wall Street, where it rightfully belongs, onto the backs of 2005 and 2007, 58 percent of higher costs loans were made to focused on creating jobs and making sure that more citizens are
hard working African-American and Hispanic homeowners, White borrowers, and fewer than 30 percent of subprime loans able to realize the American Dream of homeownership.
who for decades were routinely refused home loans and a fair in 2006 were made to low and moderate-income borrowers.
shot at the American Dream. Leading economists have agreed According to Commission chairman, Phil Angelides, Marc H. Morial is the President and CEO of the National
with us, including Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke; “The debate about the role of the CRA should now be over Urban League.
FDIC chairman, Sheila Bair; and Nobel Prize columnist, ... We found that this crisis was avoidable and was caused

What Went Wrong with Libya’s Green Book Theory?

In 1981, I was a guest of country. American Indians were present and African-American about American democracy.
Muammar Gadhafi, along Muslims from every sect. We also traveled around the country, where we were able to
with 300 Americans—mostly Every day we were indoctrinated with the theory, like Bible see American companies involved with irrigation and farming
second generation Arab study. We were given three small green booklets to review. projects. We interviewed lots of people about how the system of
Americans invited to travel Every morning after breakfast, we went to an auditorium where government worked for them. Gadhafi offered dual citizenship
to Libya all expenses paid. I we watched films and listened to experts discuss the Green to any African American who wanted it and free housing and
was an Islamic studies major Book Theory and how it was the best form of government for health care if they wanted to remain. Lots of African Americans
at East-West University in its people. Unlike our form of democracy where people are accepted the offer of dual citizenship. Some remained after the
Chicago. Gadhafi sponsored elected to represent the views of the many, it claimed to be month-long trip was over.
trips for thousands of In the midst of the uprising
Americans to learn about “If, in fact, the demonstration represents the new views of the in Libya, what is confusing to
Libya’s Green Book Theory.
The Green Book Theory
many to explore another version of democracy, then it is only me is when did the Green Book
Theory change to dictatorship?
Valencia was the country’s system befitting that Gadhafi let the people have what they want.” Or is the uprising the new
Mohammed of government that pushed will of the people? If, in fact,
socialism, rather than based on the authority of the people, without representation—a the demonstration represents the new views of the many to
capitalism, and dictatorship. We were there for a month. We way, the theory went, to achieve direct democracy in an orderly explore another version of democracy, then it is only befitting
stayed at army barracks in Benghazi. We were always guarded and effective form. that Gadhafi let the people have what they want. Let them
and could not leave the area “for our own safety.” Our passports There was much discussion comparing the Green Book experience change. If the change fails, at least the Libyan
were taken when we first arrived. Theory with what African Americans had to endure in current people have the Green Book Theory to compare and embrace
There were Arab-American businessmen there with times. They emphasized how American democracy would once again if they so desire.
proposals to build a mosque in Las Vegas and other places in never allow the African American to be totally equal to his
the United States, build shopping centers and buy American White counterpart and would do everything in its power to Valencia Mohammed is a freelance writer and activist, who
real estate; and students just wanting to learn about an African prevent it. The presentation made most of us think very hard lives in Washington, D.C.

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Community Calendar flourishing local music scene.

For more information: dciff.
Comedians Corey Holcomb,
Aries Spears, Michael
Blackson and Henry Welch
come to D.C. for this night
Greater Mt. Calvary Holy
Church, 610 Rhode Island
Ave., N.E. D.C. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Learn how to lead a happier,
Leukemia Ball 2011
The Washington
Convention Center, 801
Mount Vernon Place, N.W.
March 10-13 throughout the D.C. area. March 11 of laughs. $33-$73. For more healthier life through stress D.C. 6:30 p.m. The Leukemia
Washington D.C. The annual Washington D.C. Shaquille O’Neal Presents information: 202-397-7328. reduction, exercise and healthy Ball is D.C.’s largest political
Independent Music Festival Independent Music Festival the All Star Comedy Jam eating at this workshop series black-tie gala that raises over
2011 will run with the annual film Lincoln Theatre, 1215 March 12 for the entire family. For more $3 million on behalf of the
Various locations festival and spotlight the U St., N.W. D.C. 8 p.m. Wellness Works! information: 202-889-7296. National Capital Area Chapter
of the Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society. Legendary singer
Diana Ross will perform at
the event. $100. For more

Get Fit, Fabulous, Wealthy

and Go Green!
The National Association
of University Women, 1001
E. St., S.E. D.C. 2 p.m.
The National Association of
University Women will host
this business fair that will teach
you how to be fit, fabulous and
financially independent. For
more information: 202-547-

March 13
Rhythm Café: Women in Jazz
The Smithsonian Anacostia
Community Museum, 1901
Fort Place, S.E. D.C. 2 p.m.
Karine Chapdelaine, a recent
graduate of Howard University
and an award-winning member
of the Howard University
Jazz Ensemble, will present
a lecture and musical
performance of selections
by popular Brazilian singer
Simone Bittencourt. For more
information: 202-633-4866.

Partnering For Life Concert

Featuring Kurt Carr
Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U
St., N.W. D.C. 5 p.m. The
American Cancer Society’s
South Atlantic Division will
present a benefit concert
featuring inspirational artists
Kurt Carr, Isaiah Thomas and
many more. $10-$30. For more
information: 202-397-7328.

March 15
Let’s Talk About It! Town Hall
Harmony Hall Regional
Center, 10701 Livingston
Road, Ft. Washington, Md.
6:30 p.m. Del. Jay Walker
will discuss various topics
with members from the
community including public
safety, economic development,
the agenda of the General
Assembly and more. For
more information: www.

Historic Lakeland
The Smithsonian Anacostia
Community Museum, 1901
Fort Place, S.E. D.C., 10:30
a.m. Community historian
Violetta Sharps-Jones,
vice chair for the Lakeland
Community Heritage Project,
will tell the story of how
the Lakeland community
was established and how it
flourished in a segregated
society. For more information:

March 16
Whitney M. Young Jr.
Memorial Gala 2011
Marriott Wardman Park
Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road,
N.W. D.C. 6:30 p.m. Come out
and attend the annual Whitney
M. Young Memorial Gala, which
benefits the Greater Washington
Urban League’s operations and
programs. For more information:

March 18
Montpelier Jazz Series:
Inside Out
Montpelier Arts Center,
9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel,
Md. 8 p.m. Come hear a blend
of go-go, old school soul, hard
bop and hip-hop. $20. For more
information: 301-377-7800.

Mardi Gras Extravaganza

Martin’s Crosswinds,
7400 Greenway Center Drive,
Greenbelt, Md. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
The Gamma Pi Chapter of the
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity will
present this semi-formal event
featuring dinner, dancing, a
silent auction and live music.
$75. For more information:

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March 12, 2011 - March 18, 2011, The Afro-American B1

By Edgar Brookins were made by District Mayor Vincent

Special to the AFRO Gray and an African American History
Month proclamation was offered by
Farmers Insurance
The Association for the Study of Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor and
Company makes a
African American Life and History assistant to President Barack Obama $75,000 donation to
(ASALH) hosted the 85th Annual Black for Intergovernmental Affairs and ASALH.
History Month Luncheon recently at Public Engagement. Lerone Bennett
Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor and assistant to the president the Renaissance Hotel in Northwest Jr., executive editor emeritus of Ebony
for intergovernmental affairs and public engagement,
Washington, D.C. The 2011 theme was, magazine, capped off the evening
presents the 2011 Presidential African American History
Month Proclamation to Dr. James Stewart and Sylvia Cyrus. “African Americans and the Civil War.” with a stirring and insightful keynote
Under the guiding leadership of address.
James Stewart, president, ASALH and Army chaplain, Maj. James Key
Sylvia Cyrus, executive director, the and U.S. Senate chaplain, Rear Adm. Dr. Gladys Gary Vaughn, USDA/author; La Fleur
attendees were treated to an author’s Barry Black gave the invocation Paysour, National Museum of African American Life
book signing, a delightful luncheon, a and benediction, respectively. Other and Culture; Louis Hicks and Dr. Valerie Maholmes,
fabulous raffle, recognition of ASALH notables in attendance were Rear luncheon co-chairpersons
supporters and the unveiling of the Adm. (Ret.) Stephen Rochon, White
2011 Black Heritage Stamp, which House chief usher/director, executive
Roy Betts, manager, community relations
features former congresswoman residence and Frank Smith, founding
at USPS and Denise Rolark Barnes unveil
the 2011 Black Heritage Stamp of former Barbara Jordan. Additionally, financial director, African American Civil War
congresswoman Barbara Jordan presentations were made to Howard Museum.
and Bowie State universities, remarks The 105 Voices of History Choir Historian Lonnie G. Bunch; Dr. James
Stewart, president, ASALH; Dr. Valerie
provided inspirational music and
Maholmes and Louis Hicks
Andrea Roane, WUSA 9 anchor, served
as the emcee. Louis Hicks and
Dr. Valerie Maholmes were the
luncheon co-chairpersons.
Photos by Rob Roberts
Army Maj. Dr. Eurydice S. Stanley, one
of the many authors in attendance
Rear Adm. (Ret.) Stephen Rochon, director,
executive residence and chief White House
usher, greets Maj. James Key, regimental
chaplain, the 3rd U.S. Army/The Old Guard.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray; Sylvia

Cyrus, executive director, ASALH;
Andrea Roane and Dr. James Stewart
in front of the newly unveiled Black Drs. Scott, Sims-Woods
John “Jake” Oliver, publisher, Afro- American Newspapers; and Stewart present the
Heritage Stamp.
Dr. Daryl Michael Scott, vice president for programs, Mary McLeod Bethune
ASALH; Dr. Elsie Scott, president/CEO, CBCF and Dr. James Service Award to Mrs.
Stewart, president, ASALH Florence Radcliff.

Members of Female Re-Enactors of Vicki Smalls wins the fur stole

Distinction (FREED) serve as greeters donated by Mano Swartz furs.
The 105 Voices of History Choir sing at the luncheon. Harry Evans III and Allison Hill
“Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Lerone Bennett Jr., executive editor
emeritus of Ebony magazine, make the presentation.
presents the keynote address.

Rear Adm. (Ret.) Barry Black; Heather Swann, Miss DC USA 2011; Registration team: Danielle Turnipseed, Danielle Brown, Jacqueline McGlen, Ivana Williams, Ferial
Allison Hill, Miss Black DC USA 2010; Imani Bentham, Miss DC Teen Bishop, committee chairwoman; Charlotte Douglas, Chasity Johnson, Jean Humphrey, Juankee
USA 2011; Maj. James Key and Edgar Brookins, Washington AFRO Calhoun and Gwendolyn Harilee

During a military ceremony pastoral duties, Bowen was recently Radio Station Community Wide
attended by family and friends, promoted to division chief of the Prayer Breakfast. According to Karen
Air Force chaplain, Maj. Myrtle Master Planning Division at the Joint Jackson, general sales manager for
Bowen was promoted to the rank of Base Myer Henderson Hall, making WYCB, “Under Dr. Bowen’s leadership
lieutenant colonel. The promotion her the first Black women to serve in Galbraith AME Zion Church has
marked a historical landmark in the this position at Fort Myer, Henderson become a beacon of light in our
AME Zion Church, as Rev. Bowen, Hall in Arlington, Va., and Fort McNair Washington, D.C. Community.”
pastor of Galbraith AME Zion, is the in Washington, D.C. Currently, Bowen is the acting wing
denomination’s first female member For her exceptional achievements, chaplain for the 113th Wing, District
to reach the ranks of lieutenant Bowen will be of Columbia Air National Guard
colonel in the U.S. Air Force. honored at the (DCANG).
In addition to her chaplain and Ninth Annual WYCB

Chaplain Bowen, center,

with CH Tillett and
Bishop Brown, wearing
her new rank.

Deacon Bowen and the Rev. Bowen pin

Chaplain Bowen with her new rank.
Lt. Col. Stephen Tillett,
wing chaplain, 113th
D.C. Air National Guard Photos by DC ANG
and Bishop Brown pin
Event attendees
Bowen with the rank of
lieutenant colonel.

The Bowen family: The Rev. Annie Bowen, mother;

Deacon Walter Bowen, father; Miles M. Woodyard,
nephew and Melissa Woodyard, sister. Second row:
Aurelia Brown and Bishop Warren M. Brown, Eric Bowen , brother; Jeremy Bowen, nephew and
Mid-Atlantic II Episcopal leadership Chad Woodyard, nephew
B2 The Afro-American, March 12, 2011 - March 18, 2011

‘Kam’s Kapsules’: Weekly Film Previews

Local Students Environmental Film Festival

Dream Big at Disney’s to Feature Four Free Film
Dreamers Academy Programs in Anacostia
By AFRO Staff senior citizens, immigrants, deficit disorders such as
garden volunteers and obesity and depression, that
The annual Environmental educators. A discussion with impact numerous children
Film Festival in the nation’s filmmaker Cintia Cabib across the country.
capital returns March 15-27 and cofounders of the local Now approaching its
and will present over 150 nonprofit organization City 19th year, the Environmental
films about the natural world
and green living throughout
the city. Also included in the
event will be a series of four
free film programs scheduled
to take place in Anacostia
Photo by Todd Anderson from March 22-25.
High school student Denzel The film, Where the
Wilson of Washington, D.C., Whales Sing, will make
designs a roller coaster premier in the District on
March 4 at the Sum of All March 22 at THEARC at
Thrills simulator attraction 10:30 a.m. This film, which
in Innoventions during a was captured in the waters off
“Disney’s Dreamers Academy of Bermuda, offers a unique
with Steve Harvey and glance into the migratory
Essence Magazine” career lives of whales. Following Courtesy Photo/Morguefile
workshop session at Epcot that showing, a series of Where the Whales Sing, is among the 150 films featured at
in LakeBuena Vista, Fla. Photo by Matt Stroshane
animated children’s films will the annual Environmental Film Festival.
The fourth annual Disney’s premiere at the Anacostia
Dreamers Academy took Actor, comedian and radio host Steve Harvey (center) Neighborhood Library at 4 Blossoms will follow the Film Festival has developed
place March 3-6 and 110 high poses for a photo March 4 with high school students p.m. These films include, The screening. into one of the world’s
school students from across Jordan Murrell (left) from Benbrook, Texas, and Child & Firefly, The Krill is Later that day, award- largest and most influential
the nation participated in a Chelsea Scott (right) from Fort Washington, Md., Gone, The Curious Garden, winning filmmaker Mary showcases of environmental
career-inspiration program during a break in his radio show broadcast at Disney’s Trees, The Electric Car and Hardcastle’s Mother Nature’s film. Each March, the event
that included interactive BoardWalk Resort in LakeBuena Vista, Fla. Harvey Lost and Found. Child will make its world features a unique selection of
workshops, motivational hosted his nationally syndicated radio program,“The On March 25, the film A premiere at THEARC environmental films including
seminars, networking Steve Harvey Morning Show,” live from Walt Disney Community of Gardeners, Town Hall Education Arts documentaries, features,
events, hands-on creative World during the fourth annual Disney’s Dreamers will premiere at THEARC & Recreation Campus at animations and shorts.
experiences and fun at Academy with Steve Harvey. at 4 p.m. This film explores 6 p.m. Hardcastle’s piece
WaltDisney World Resort. the vital role of various explores the powerful role For more information
community gardens in the of nature in children’s health on the Environmental
District, told through the and development and also Film Festival, visit: www.
voices of young people, examines the effects of nature

Free Lecture Series Celebrates

Legacy of Poet Langston Hughes
By Patrick D. McCoy will sponsor a series of April 3 concert at the National
Special to the AFRO free lectures throughout the Presbyterian Church. This
Washington, D. C. area in season’s “Music for A New
The Washington Chorus preparation for its special Age” concert will feature
several beloved literary

® works, including a musical
setting of Langston Hughes’
poem “Gospel Cha Cha” by
YOUR BEST ENTERTAINMENT VALUE! noted composer Elena Reuhr.
Music director Julian Wachner
WED., MAR. 23, 8PM will conduct the Grammy
Award-winning Washington
Juan de Marcos & Chorus and orchestra with
internationally acclaimed
The Afro-Cuban All Stars African-American baritone
Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, “the Quincy Jones of Cuba” and Stephen Salters featured as
Buena Vista Social Club founder, brings together another soloist. Most recently, Salters
triumphant show at Strathmore. “The audience was dancing was presented in recital by
in the aisles!” (New York Times).
Vocal Arts DC in the Terrace
Tickets $25–$52 (Stars Price $22.50–$46.80)
Theater at The Kennedy
Committed to providing
musical enjoyment to the
entire community and the
welcoming of diversity to
its concert audiences, The
Washington Chorus has
partnered with the Coalition
for African-Americans in the
Performing Arts (CAAPA)
FRI., MAR. 25, 8PM in selected lectures designed
An Evening with Naturally 7 to provide additional
educational opportunities
There is no band behind this seven-piece ensemble— from the African-American
or, to be precise, the singers are the band! With their
perspective.“Our goal is to
phenomenally flexible voices, Naturally 7 vocally creates
a full range of instrumental sound, including bass, drums,
expose the African-American
guitars, horns and synthesizers. Their sold-out concerts community to classical music
prove that audiences are getting the distinction and loving it. in different ways,” said
Tickets $22.50–$45 (Stars Price $20.25–$40.50) Pamela T. Simonson, CAAPA
co-founder, along with her
to personally welcome the
community at the following
lectures: (301) 581-5100
Strathmore Ticket Office March 10

STARTS FRIDAY, MARCH 18 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD

M/T/TH/F 10AM–5PM, W 10AM–9PM, SA 10AM–2PM
9-10 a.m., Howard
University Department of
Continued on B3
March 12, 2011 - March 18, 2011, The Afro-American B3

Diana Ross Headlines 24th Annual Leukemia Ball

By Courtney A.Bonaparte National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation and
Special to the AFRO Robin Lineberger, CEO of Deloitte Federal Services, are the
co-chairs of this year’s event. Lilly and Lineberger lead an
Motown living legend Diana Ross will headline the executive committee of more than 60 of the area’s business
24th annual Leukemia Ball on March 11 at the Washington leaders who have volunteered to plan the ball and raise
Convention Center. The event is widely recognized as the millions of dollars in support of LLS’s mission.
city’s largest one-night, non-political black tie gala. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency
Ross, a former member of The Supremes and Academy dedicated to blood cancer. The organization aims to “cure
Award nominee, will grace the stage with a performance leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and
of musical hits from her lengthy career, which spans five improve the quality of life for patients and their families.”
decades. The ball will also feature a performance by actor
and comedian John Heffron, winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Tickets to the 24th annual Leukemia Ball are $100. For
Standing,” a silent auction and a Mercedes-Benz raffle more information and to purchase tickets, visit leukemiaball.
featuring two brand new vehicles. org. For more information about LLS, call 800-955-4572 or
The 2011 gala is expected to raise over $3 million dollars visit
for the National Capital Area Chapter of The Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society (LLS). Seventy-five percent of the funds
spent go directly to research, patient and community services,
advocacy and education. Continued funding of advanced Diana Ross performs at the
science has contributed to a significant rise in survival rates 24th annual Leukemia Ball
for some blood cancers. on March 11.
Courtesy Photo
Stephen L. Lilly, senior vice president and CFO of the

Salli’s Soliloquy
By Kam Williams book author Irene Smalls asks: Why this film? shooting was our set on I Will Follow was
Special to the AFRO What attracted you to the script? only a week, if very harmonious and very
Salli Richardson-Whitfield: Well, that. It was a familial. The feeling we
Born in Chicago on November 23, 1967, you don’t pass up roles that give you the very fast, very created together offset the
Salli Richardson-Whitfield burst onto the opportunity to stretch and to grow. For Black creative, very lack of a big budget. So yes,
silver screen in 1993 in Posse, an African- actresses in Hollywood, these kinds of parts organic process. there were challenges, but
American western directed by and co-starring are few and far between. Our writer/director, My manager they only brought everyone
Mario Van Peebles. Her résumé reveals Ava DuVernay, did a beautiful job of creating pushed me to closer together, which I think
extensive work since then in television, film a multi-dimensional character that shows dive in with you can see from the final
and theater. a Black woman at a crossroads and how both feet. The product.
Salli starred opposite both Denzel she keeps her balance when the unexpected director knew
Washington and Will Smith, playing their happens in life. The film explores love, what she wanted. KW: Attorney Bernatte
wives in the films Antwone Fisher and I Am loss, loyalty and life in general. I couldn’t And with the Beekman asks: What role did
Legend, respectively. And she happily juggles pass it up, even though it scared me a little. encouragement the African-American Film
such big studio assignments with interesting I wondered, “Could I do this?” I’m glad I and the support Festival Releasing Movement
independent features like Black Dynamite, stepped in and tried. I’m very proud of what of both, I decided (AFFRM) and its grassroots
Pastor Brown and We the Party. we made with this film. I was going to distribution play in your
On TV, she currently portrays Dr. Allison give it my all - Courtesy Photo decision to participate in the
Blake on the SyFy Network’s hit series KW: Harriet Pakula Teweles says: A and I did. Salli Richardson-Whitfield stars in I Will project? Would you like to
“Eureka,” for which she was nominated for an ‘surprising thirst for life’ that follows after the Follow. produce, direct?
NAACP Image Award. Her other television death of a loved one seems so different from KW: What SRW: I didn’t know
credits include a starring role as attorney the reports of depression and loss of interest in would you say is the film’s message? about AFFRM before I made the film. I
Viveca Foster on “Family Law “and recurring life that so many people experience. How does SRW: I hope people come see I Will learned about it after. I think it’s brilliant
roles on “CSI: Miami”, “Rude Awakening” “I Will Follow” reconcile this? Follow when it opens on March 11 and find and much needed. AFFRM is a new way
and “NYPD Blue.” In addition, she guest- SRW: I Will Follow is a celebration of life. their own lesson in the film. It will speak to to distribute black movies - not just for
starred on the critically acclaimed series, Sometimes when you lose something, you everyone differently. That’s the power and the our film, but for other quality Black indie
“House,” and voiced the character of Elise for understand its value more than when you had magic of film. films. They’ve gathered the nation’s finest
the animated series “Gargoyles.” it. The same is true for life. When a loved one black film organizations together to release
Salli resides in Los Angeles with her passes, there are mixed emotions and a thirst to KW: What was it like working with Ava a first-run film simultaneously in theaters
husband, actor Dondre Whitfield, and their live one’s own life more deeply can certainly DuVernay as a director? nationwide. AFFRM’s I Will Follow is the first
two children, Parker and Dre. Here, she talks be among them. SRW: She is wonderful. Very focused. grassroots national theatrical release powered
about her new film, I Will Follow, an ensemble Like I said, she knows what she wants. Every completely by community organizations. It’s
drama directed by Ava DuVernay. KW: How did you prepare for the role of director, believe it or not, does not have a a game changer, and I’m proud to be involved
Maye? clear vision. And without a clear vision, the somehow.
Kam Williams: I’ll be mixing in my SRW: It was tough. From the time I captain can’t steer the ship. She guided the As far as directing, yes! I am directing
questions with some sent in by fans. Children’s first met Ava, the director, to the first day of ship smoothly. She was kind and patient and already. I helmed an episode of my show
encouraging, but very clear on where we were “Eureka” that will air this coming season and
all going. She was also very open to ideas. She I’ll be doing another next season. I love it and
certainly didn’t seem like a first-time narrative plan to direct much more.
Free Lecture Series director. She has a bright future.
Continued from B2 KW: Thanks again for the time, Salli, and
KW: What challenges did you face in best of luck with the “I Will Follow.”
Childres Hall, Room 3001,
shooting a full-length feature film in just 15 SRW: Thank you, Kam! I hope folks come
2455 Sixth St., N.W.
days? out and support this lovely black film starring
SRW: Indies are always an extra challenge. myself, Blair Underwood, Omari Hardwick
The time is shorter because you have less and Beverly Todd. We need everyone’s support
1-2 p.m., Maryland
money to spend and fewer days to shoot. But to make it a success!
National Capital Park &
Planning Commission
MNCPPC - Harmony Hall
Regional Center
Battersea Room, 10701
Livingston Road, Fort
Legendary Singer Prince Sued
Washington, Md.
By AFRO Staff
Multi-platinum superstar Prince is being
sued by his former lawyers, who claim the
performer owes more than $700,000 in legal
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler (PBWT), a
New York based law firm, is suing the Grammy
winner for only paying $125,000 in court cases
in New York, California and Ireland.
This is the latest in a series of lawsuits filed
against the legendary musician, whose real
name is Prince Rogers Nelson.
Langston Hughes “The Nelson Parties have failed to pay
Courtesy Photos
an additional $708,687.04 due to PBWT,”
Stephen Salter March 11 a world premiere with text court documents said according to various
7- 8 p.m., Clifton Park by Louis Gluck at National media reports. “PBWT has repeatedly but
Baptist Church (reception Presbyterian Church in unsuccessfully requested payment from the
3-4 p.m., University of the Washington, D.C., on April
immediately following) Nelson Parties.”
District of Columbia Main Sanctuary, 8818 3 at 5 p.m. For a complete The performer did not comment on the suit.
Department of Performing Piney Branch Road, Silver listing of all lecture locations, Prince
The singer is fighting another suit filed Courtesy Photo
Arts, 4200 Connecticut Ave., Spring, Md. please visit http://www. by Revelations Perfume and Cosmetics. That
N.W., Fine Arts Building 46 301-434-2456 or company said Prince failed to promote a signature fragrance called “3121.”
West, Room A03 call the CAAPA offices at The singer was also sued by Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer in 2006. Prince added
202-274-5803 The first 30 attendees 301-203-0929. too many personal effects, including purple stripes, to Boozer’s home, which he was renting
at each lecture will receive for $70,000 a month.
5- 6 p.m., Levine School free tickets to attend the Patrick D. McCoy is an The law firm represented the singer in both those cases, as well as his divorce and for
of Music, THEARC (Town upcoming concert performed arts columnist and musician concerts he canceled in Dublin, Ireland and California. The firm is seeking fees connected
Hall Education Arts & by The Washington Chorus, residing in the Washington, to the divorce case and the three canceled concerts, according to Reuters.
Recreation Campus) “New Music for a New Age,” D.C. metropolitan area. His The star gained widespread acclaim and crossover success with the album Purple Rain,
Recital Hall, second floor, featuring Reuhr’s works online column can be read which won two Grammys. He has won a total of seven Grammys and sold more than 100
suite 201, 1901 Mississippi along with other works by at million albums worldwide.
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College Indoor Track and Field Washington, D.C. High School Basketball
Amanda Kimbers Still Breaking DeMatha Wins Third Straight City
Records at Georgetown Title in Close Call over Roosevelt
By Perry Green Championship Meet during By Stephen D. Riley general. A win would’ve signified the Stags’
AFRO Sports Editor her freshmen season in 2010. AFRO Staff Writer third straight title and given a team from the
She also shares a school Washington Catholic Athletic Conference
Georgetown University record for the 4x100-meter With four seconds left in the title game (WCAC) a ninth championship over the last
sophomore Amanda Kimbers relay won at the 2010 Penn and Washington, D.C.’s favorite down by 10 seasons.
has officially stamped herself Relays. just two points, the crowd rose to their feet in So as the Theodore Roosevelt Rough
as the fastest woman on “It’s pretty cool once anticipation. DeMatha, the Upper Marlboro, Riders set up to inbound the ball, the masses
campus, and it only took her I actually think about it,” Md. private school who played the role of at the Verizon Center lit up. But just as
less than two years to do so. Kimbers told the AFRO. villain on the night, carefully set up their quickly as the momentum rose, it died off
Kimbers has been “Sometimes, I don’t even defense, nursing a 52-50 lead in their biggest as an errant pass gave the ball right back to
smoking the competition realize what I’ve done until a game of the season. The buzz was obvious; DeMatha, ending an exciting championship
with her blazing track speed while later when my coaches the majority of the estimated 5,000 attendees clash on March 7.
since she was a student at and teammates bring it up. at the 45th annual Abe Pollin City Title Game “It was an outstanding game…I can’t
McDonogh High School I’m so focused on our team’s were simply flat-out tired of the DeMatha sit here and lie,” said Roosevelt coach Rob
(Courtesy Photo/
in Baltimore, Md. Amanda success during meets that Stags—and perhaps Catholic schools in
Georgtown sophomore Continued on B5
had claimed the state high I don’t even think about
Amanda Kimbers broke
school title in the 100-meter individual success. But it’s
and 200-meter dash just a
the 100-meter dash with
a time of 11.61 seconds
an awesome feeling knowing Pro Sports Commentary
few years ago. Now she’s you’ve made history.”
breaking school records at
Georgetown on a consistent
during a recent meet at
Notre Dame.
Kimbers, an English
major with goals of one day
The Heat is On: Miami Struggling
Kimbers recently set a
new Georgetown record for
meet at Notre Dame. She
already owned the school’s
studying law, will attempt to
set more school records when
she travels with Georgetown
with Unfamiliar Role of Villains
indoor 100-meter dash record By Stephen D. Riley
the indoor 200-meter dash with a time of 11.61 seconds, to compete in the Florida
AFRO Staff Writer
with a personal best time of which she claimed during Relays scheduled March
23.89 seconds during a track the Big East Conference 31-April 3.
In every level of sports,
there’s a team that fans
Men’s College Basketball just love to hate. In college
basketball there’s the Duke
Shaw Edges Livingstone for CIAA Title Blue Devils. In the NFL
there’s the Dallas Cowboys
and New England Patriots. In
baseball there’s the New York
Yankees. And in basketball
there’s the Los Angeles
Lakers and now, the newly
christened Miami Heat, who (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
have perhaps even surpassed Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, left, and LeBron James
their Westside counterparts talk on the bench in the second quarter during an NBA
as most hated group around basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Miami,
the league. The difference March 6.
between the Heat and the
good teams and hang close when James and Wade
rest of those clubs is that
with the great ones and singlehandedly converted fans
aside from one championship
have fans marveling at their over to their respected ball
season that most have quickly
excellence—at least that’s clubs, winning fans over with
forgotten, the Heat haven’t
what was expected. their youthful skills. There
really hosted enough banners
So far, Miami’s stomped was never such a thing as a
to claim them as marked men.
the puny teams, lost to the Cleveland Cavalier fan before
So what gives?
Courtesy Photo/ good ones and been exposed James entered the league in
Well, when you host a
Shaw University men’s by the great ones while 2003. The Miami Heat had
championship celebration,
basketball team won its fans have marveled in their success in the late 1990s but
proclaim yourselves as
second CIAA Tournament misery. Amazing how two the entrance of Wade in the
champions and run off how
championship with a 72-69 of the most celebrated stars ’03 draft provided them with
many championships you’re
win over Livingstone on over the last few seasons of a new star and main attraction
going to win before practice
March 5, 2011. the NBA in Wade and James to pump their franchise. Eight
even starts, it just gets the
have gone from most-liked years later, as joined forces
By Perry Green blood boiling among your
to most-I-can’t-stand. James and allies, Wade and James
AFRO Sports Editor common basketball browsers.
and Wade, two players with still sell out arenas (even if
When Dwyane Wade, LeBron
amazing talents, athleticism it’s not their own) but the
The Shaw University James and Chris Bosh joined
and charisma, now find crowds aren’t as friendly. The
Bears men’s basketball forces last summer, a new
themselves in the unfamiliar cheers have turned to jeers
team earned the second powerhouse was erected.
role of villains for the first and for some reason, they act
Central Interscholastic Sure, with two megastars
time in their careers, and not surprised.
Athletic Association (CIAA) and one solid star, Miami
surprisingly, they’re cracking “The Miami Heat are
championship in school was expected to stomp the
under the reality of it all. doing exactly what everyone
Continued on B5 puny teams, close out the
There was a time wanted, losing games,” a
sarcastic and somber Wade
Classic play. New vision. said after Miami’s latest
setback of their now four-
game losing streak, a 87-86
loss to the Chicago Bulls on
March 6. “The world’s better
now because the Heat are
No, Dwyane, the world’s not
better, just happier. We used
to weep for Wade when he
was playing with garbage
The 1st after Miami’s ’06 title. We
clamored for Cleveland to
production of
find James some help when
Horton Foote’s he kept getting bounced in
beloved play the playoffs. But now, we
with an African- don’t worry anymore. We no
American cast longer request help for Wade
or James. We don’t hang
posters or purchase sneakers
MARCH 16 – APRIL 3 or laugh at their funny Nike
commercials with the same
starry gleam in our eyes. We
no longer cheer for them to
win. Instead, we simply laugh
when they lose—a fact that’s
hitting hard for the two heroes
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Wizards Week 19: Seven-Game Maryland State High School Basketball Semifinals
Losing Streak Snapped Friendly Drops La Plata to Advance
By Stephen D. Riley
AFRO Staff Writer
to his ill mother. Assistant coach Randy
Wittman filled in for Saunders.
to State Finals
By Stephen D. Riley

Courtesy Photo
Continuing what seems to be an ongoing Wizards vs. Timberwolves AFRO Staff Writer
theme in the District, the Washington Determined not to get off to another slow
Wizard’s inconsistent play saw them turn in start, Washington came out strong against the As the deficit continued to mount,
a lackluster performance and two solid ones, Minnesota Timberwolves on March 5 in a Sherrod Baltimore never lost his cool.
but just one victory, across a six-day, three- 103-96 victory at the Verizon Center. Thanks With each timeout, the Friendly Patriots’
game home stand. in large part to a near triple-double from Wall, senior point guard continued to strut to
Washington overcame the absence of Young, his bench and tell his coach that they
Wizards vs. Chicago Bulls who was out with flu-like symptoms. The would find victory somewhere, even if a
The Wizards opened the week with a rookie racked up 18 points, 11 rebounds and stunned crowd couldn’t see it coming.
home game on Feb. 28 against the Chicago eight assists to give Washington its first win Baltimore plays both football and
Bulls and their star guard and MVP candidate since before the All-Star break in February. basketball for Friendly but he may have
Derrick Rose. Rose’s statistics weren’t “Tonight was all about effort, we came to add a new role to his high school
spectacular, but they didn’t have to be, as out and we played well together,” forward resume: prophet. Behind his 38 points,
the Bulls ran through the Wizards, 105-77. Andray Blatche, who totaled 20 points, seven the Friendly Patriots overcame an
Washington rookie point guard John Wall rebounds and seven assists, said after the 18-point fourth quarter deficit to topple
was compared to Rose before last season’s game. “We scored well and we defended. We the La Plata Warriors, 95-88, in double over the last minute and a half of play
NBA draft, but didn’t do anything to justify were really prepared for this game especially overtime at Wise High School on March 5 to allowed La Plata to force a second overtime.
the comparisons as he struggled on 3-of- after the drills Flip [Saunders] put us through claim a trip to the Maryland State Finals. The It was then that Friendly finally seized control
14 shooting. However, Wall did hand out yesterday. We didn’t put our heads down and victory was the 22nd straight for Friendly. after a few turnovers and Wells’ fouling out
10 assists in the loss. Chicago outscored we played with confidence. We just have to Friendly will travel to Maryland put La Plata in a hole.
Washington in each quarter and led by as bring this game out every night. I’m really University’s Comcast Center on March 10 “We started turning the ball over and we
many as 30 points before Washington shaved happy with how everyone played tonight to participate in the state finals, an event made mistakes,” Wells said. “We gave the
down the margin. especially without having Nick [Young].” that didn’t seem likely at the close of the game away.”
third quarter against La Plata. La Plata ran After starting the season 1-3, Friendly (23-
Wizards vs. Golden State With the two losses and a lone victory, Friendly ragged for much of the game as 3) has won 22 straight games entering their
Washington returned to action March Washington’s record fell to 16-45, as the team junior forward Juwan Wells and senior guard playoff run. La Plata (17-8) may have had
2 with another home game and another prepared for a March 6 trip to Michigan to Royce Hunsberger took turns scoring to the early lead on the Fort Washington, Md.
regrettable performance against the Golden visit the Detroit Pistons. push Friendly to their largest deficit since an school, but as evidenced by their winning
State Warriors in a 106-102 defeat. The 18-point margin against Douglass in early streak, Friendly doesn’t quit.
Warriors led 91-74 at the start of the fourth February, a game the Patriots also came from “I’ve had some proud moments of our
quarter before the Wizards mounted a behind to win. guys,” Friendly coach Rob Garner said after
comeback. Behind guard Nick Young’s 31 Their latest comeback however, came at a the game. “And I am proud. Guys work hard,
points, Washington outscored Golden State time when Friendly needed it most, and they man. They didn’t quit and they could have,
28-15 in the final quarter and pulled to 103- pulled it out in stunning fashion to push their but they didn’t. I looked at my point guard
102 with less than 10 seconds remaining. winning streak to 22 games. and he kept coming over to the sidelines and
But the comeback faltered as the Warriors “It was amazing,” said senior Friendly telling me that ‘we ain’t gonna lose’ and if
converted their free throws to extend the guard Michael Johnson. “Being down 18… Sherrod Baltimore’s not the player of the year
Wizards’ losing streak to seven games. experience really helped us out. It was just in this area then I don’t know who should
Washington operated without coach Flip amazing how it happened. ” be.”
Saunders, who missed the game to attend Courtesy Photo Friendly trailed 62-44 at the end of the After forecasting a win, Baltimore stopped
third quarter but a 20-6 run to start the final short of calling himself a fortuneteller, but he
Shaw Edges Livingstone for CIAA Title quarter narrowed the score to 68-64 with
just over a minute left in regulation. Friendly
did admit that things rarely go wrong when
you’re living a fantasy.
Continued from B4 took a 72-70 lead after two free throws from “This season is a dream,” Baltimore said.
Baltimore, but Wells found a wide-open “I don’t even know what our record is but this
history after edging the Livingstone Blue Bears, 72-69, in the CIAA Tournament finals on teammate underneath the basket with two season has been a dream so far. I told [my
March 5 at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. seconds left to send the game into overtime. coaches and teammates that]‘This ain’t over,
Shaw senior guard Raheem Smith made the difference in the game, scoring a team-high 28 Friendly had a chance to ice the game in the watch what I do.’ I knew we wasn’t going to
points, including two clutch free throws that gave Shaw (22-8) a three-point lead with only 2.3 first overtime but four missed free throws lose.”
seconds left in the game.
Smith was named CIAA Tournament MVP for his stellar performance. His teammates, Devon
McLendon and Tony Smith, both joined him as honorees named to the All-CIAA Tournament
team. McLendon scored a double-double – 19 points and 14 rebounds – while Tony Smith
HBCU Basketball Power Rankings
added 11 points, shooting 53 percent from the field in the title game.
“I can’t say enough about this team,” Shaw coach Cleo Hill Jr. said. “I’m proud of them, and
we fought throughout this tournament.”
Bethune Cookman, Shaw Top HBCU
Both Shaw’s men’s and women’s basketball teams claimed CIAA championships this year, a
first-time feat for the historically Black university located in Raleigh, N.C. Shaw’s women’s
team beat Johnson C. Smith’s women’s team, 62-56, for their sixth CIAA championship in
By Donal Ware
nine years.
Special to the AFRO
The women’s teams will join Shaw’s men’s squad to compete among 63 other schools in
the NCAA Division II Basketball Championship Tournament. 
The Bethune-Cookman College Wildcats remains No. 1 while the Shaw University Bears is
Unfortunately for Livingstone’s men, they fell just short in their first-ever CIAA finals
on top for the first time this year in the Historically Black College/University
appearance and completed the 2010-2011 season with a 17-12 overall record. Senior forward
Division I and Division II/NAIA polls.
Darius Cox and junior forward Greg Henry were named to the All-CIAA Tournament team,
Bethune-Cookman, who has won its last seven games, received all but one first place vote
despite the loss.
to remain No. 1 for the third-straight week. The Wildcats are the top seed heading into this
week’s MEAC Tournament. Hampton received the other first place votes and remains second
DeMatha Wins Third Straight City Title in this week.  Texas Southern has won 10 of its last 11 and moved up one place to No. 3 in this
week’s poll. Morgan State dropped to No. 4 while Coppin State debuted this week at No. 5.
Close Call over Roosevelt In the Division II/NAIA top 10 poll, Shaw made the most significant jump this year by
moving from No. 7 last week to the top spot. The Bears won four games last week in winning
Continued from B4
the 2011 CIAA tournament championship. Tougaloo won the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Nickens. tournament championship on Saturday and moved up two places to the No. 2 spot this week. 
Nickens, whose team claimed the District of Columbia Athletic Association (DCIAA) title Xavier (La.) dropped one place from last week to #3, while Bowie State dropped from the top
on Feb. 26 in similar final-second fashion, prepared his kids all week for what could have been spot a week ago to No. 4 this week.  Stillman is at No. 5.
the school’s first ever city title, hosting practices at Howard University. Roosevelt prepped for Benedict remained at No. 6 this week, while Winston-Salem State and West Virginia State
a big game and a large stage and they played like it the entire night. The Riders held close with are tied for seventh place.  Clark-Atlanta who
the heavily-favored Stags as both teams traded leads over the final two minutes. After Roosevelt won the SIAC Tournament debuts at No. 9, while
senior guard Ezell Starks scored a tough layup to tie it at 50-50 with less than a minute left, Elizabeth City State drops two places to No.10.
DeMatha coach Mike Jones instructed his team to take advantage of the absence of a shot clock, The basketball poll is presented
a DCIAA rule, and ran off nearly 35 seconds as junior guard James Robinson dribbled at the top by DWCommunications, LLC parent company of
Robinson made his assault on the rim as the clock wound down to 10 seconds before being  FROM THE PRESS BOX TO
fouled on a layup attempt with four seconds left. The junior point guard then sank both free PRESS ROW is the nationally syndicated radio
throws, leaving Roosevelt with the ball and a court-length to go before Nickens called a timeout. sports talk show which places major emphasis on
After the break, a pass intended for Starks sailed just past him and into the hands of DeMatha HBCU Sports. The voters are made up of media
junior forward Jerami Grant, granting the Stags the win. Seconds after the game ended, several members from around the country who cover NCAA
fans voiced their displeasure over DeMatha holding the ball in the final seconds and the foul that Division I, Division II and NAIA basketball.
decided the game. But the displeasure fell on deaf ears for a joyful DeMatha program.
“Nobody wanted to see us win; I don’t think that’s a secret and you know what, that’s OK,”
Jones said. “But we’re three-time defending WCAC and D.C. City champs and we return a large
portion of our team [next season]. We’re walking out of here with our heads held high.”
Robinson, who was hounded all night by a pressing Starks, didn’t play his best game (eight
points, five rebounds, two assists) but he made the play that counted and that’s all that mattered
for the 6-foot-3-inch guard.“It wasn’t really any type of design, coach Jones just said hold for
one shot and make a play and that’s what I tried to do.” • Your History • Your Community
More Game Notes: Senior forward Devin Gallman led Roosevelt with 19 points, six rebounds • Your News
and two blocks. Sophomore center BeeJay Anya led DeMatha with 14 points, five rebounds and
six blocks.
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tice by mail within 25
1-866-629-0770 Or presentative of the There is no flat rate — 1-800 (AFRO) 892 days
Tax Deductible, Non- Foreign No. estate of Levitha Hed- estate of Harriett H. of its first publica-
Runners Accepted, search www.coolbranch. 2011FEP13 gepeth Suggs, who died Banks, deceased, by the For Proof of Publication, please call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 244 so inform the
tion shall
com Date of Death on November 27, 2010 Register of Wills, includ-
1-888-468-5964 without a will, and will
Orphan's Court/Register
March 16, 2004 of Wills Court for Bal- LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES ing name, NOTICES
LEGAL address and
SERVICES/ Harriett H. Banks pervision. All unknown
timore City County,
State of Maryland, on Date of Publication:
Decedent heirs and heirs whose January 31, 2011. SUPERIOR COURT OF Superior Court of Superior Court of March 4, 2011
NOTICE OF whereabouts are un- THE DISTRICT OF the District of
OPPORTUNITY APPOINTMENT known shall enter their
Service of process may
COLUMBIA District of Columbia
the District of
District of Columbia
Name of newspaper:
AD FUNDS OF FOREIGN appearance in this Montgomery, 1720 22nd PROBATE DIVISION Washington Law
Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.
ALL CASH VENDING TIGHT??? - Check out PERSONAL proceeding. Objections Street SE, Washington 20001-2131 20001-2131 Washington, D.C. Reporter
REPRESENTATIVE to such appointment 20001-2131 Donna R. Washington
ROUTE! Be Your Own THE DAILY CLASSI- shall be filed with the
DC 20020 whose des- Administration No. Administration No.
Administration No. Personal
AND ignation as District of 2010ADM1264 2011ADM140
Boss! 25 Machines + FIED CONNECTION. NOTICE TO Register of Wills, D.C., Columbia agent has Estate of Henry B. McCall 2010ADM0623 Representative
Candy All for $9995. For $199 per day - Get CREDITORS
515 5th Street, N.W., been filed with the Reg- Mary J. Thompson aka Sarah Ellen 202-277-6480
3rd Floor Washington, Henry Brisco McCall Henneghan TRUE TEST COPY
877-915-8222 All Major Ad Placement 5 Days Earl Banks whose ad- D.C. 20001, on or be-
ister of Wills, D.C. Deceased
The decedent owned NOTICE OF Decedent
Credit Cards Accepted! Per Week in 14 Major dress is 2 Retinue fore August 25, 2011. the following District of STANDARD NOTICE OF Gloria Johnson 3/4, 3/11, 3/18
Daily Newspapers in Court, Unit 103, Bal- Claims against the de- Colombia real property: PROBATE APPOINTMENT, 1300 Mercantile Lane
timore MD 21207 was cedent shall be pre- Notice is hereby given NOTICE TO
Washington, Maryland 719 Kennedy Street NW CREDITORS Suite 139
appointed personal re- that a petition has been Latitia Brent your
Furniture and DC. With a reader- presentative of the
sented to the under-
signed with a copy to the
Washington DC 2011. filed in this Court by AND NOTICE TO Largo, MD 20774
1999 Cadillac will be
Claims against the de- Ometta Nixon for stan- UNKNOWN HEIRS sold or claimed for
ship of 2.8 million, few estate of Harriett H. Register of Wills or filed cedent may be pre- dard probate, including Carolyn Awkard, whose NOTICE OF payment on March
with the Register of Wills APPOINTMENT,
Cherry Bedroom Set. people miss the opportu- Banks, deceased, by the
with a copy to the under-
sented to the under- the appointment of one address is 803 Festival 29, 2011 at 1644
Orphan's Court/Register signed and filed with the or more personal repre- Court, Mitchellville MD NOTICE TO
Solid Wood, never used, nity to be up to date with signed, on or before Au- Register of Wills for the sentative. Unless a com- 20721 was appointed CREDITORS
Trinidad Ave NE at
of Wills Court for Bal- 12pm
brand new in factory our local, regional and gust 25, 2011, or be for- District of Columbia, 515 plaint or an objection in personal representative AND NOTICE TO
timore City County, ever barred. Persons of the estate of Henry B. UNKNOWN HEIRS
boxes. English Dovetail. national news. Space is State of Maryland on believed to be heirs or
5th Street NW 3rd Floor, accordance with Super-
ior Court Probate Di- McCall aka Henry Brisco
Washington DC 20001 Donna R. Washington, Superior Court of
Original cost $4500. Sell limited - Call now for January 31, 2011. legatees of the decedent vision Rule 407 is filed McCall, who died on
whose address is 1417
within 6 months from the November 20, 2010 with the District of
for $895. Can deliver. immediate placement to- Service of process may who do not receive a date of first publication
in this Court within 30
a will, and will serve Webster Street NW
day 410-721-4000x19 or be made upon Laverne copy of this notice by of this notice. (Strike
days from the date of
without Court supervi- Washington DC 20011, Columbia
Call Tom 240-482-8721 mail within 25 days of its first publication of this
was appointed personal Civil Division
visit our website: www. Montgomery, 1720 22nd preceding sentence if no notice, the Court may sion. All unknown heirs
Street SE Washington first publication shall so real estate.) take the action here- and heirs whose representative of the Case No. 0001661-11
LEATHER LIVING DC 20020 whose des- inform the Register of Earl Banks inafter set forth. whereabouts are un- estate of Sarah Ellen IN RE:
Wills, including name, known shall enter their Henneghan, who died
ROOM SET. In origi- ignation as District of Personal Admit to probate the Gertrude Clark

address and relation- appearance in this on June 17, 2010 with a

Representative(s) will dated October 29,
nal plastic, never used. VACATION Columbia agent has ship. 410-929-8793 2007 exhibited with the
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment (or will, and will serve with- Applicant
Orig price $3000, Sac- been filed with the Reg- Date of Publication: ORDER OF
RENTALS ister of Wills, D.C. February 25, 2011
TRUE TEST COPY petition upon proof sat-
isfactory to the Court of
to the probate of de- out Court supervision.
rifice $975. Can deliver. REGISTER OF WILLS cedent’s will)
cedent¬s will) shall be All unknown heirs and
shall be
The decedent owned Name of newspaper: Date of first publication:
due execution by affida- filed with the Register of h e i r s w h o s e CHANGE OF NAME
Call Bill 301-841-7565 OCEAN CITY, the following District of Afro-American March 4, 2011
vit of the witnesses or Wills, D.C., 515 5th whereabouts are un- Gertrude Clark having
MARYLAND. Best Colombia real property: Washington Law Name of newspapers
otherwise. Street, N.W., 3rd Floor known shall enter their
Ordered any interested filed a complaint for
selection of affordable 719 Kennedy Street NW Reporter and/or periodical: person to show cause
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . appearance in this
HEALTH & Jacqueline Suggs 20001, on or before proceeding. Objections judgment changing Ger-
rentals. Full/ partial Washington DC 20011 Personal
The Daily Washington why the provisions of September 4, 2011. to such appointment (or trude Clark name to
Claims against the de- Law Reporter the lost or destroyed will
MENTAL weeks. Call for FREE
cedent may be pre-
Representative The Afro-American dated October 29, 2007
Claims against the de-
cedent shall be pre- to the probate of de- Mary Helen Clark and
brochure. Open daily. sented to the under-
703-304-7699 3/4, 3/11, 3/18 should not be admitted sented to the under- cedent¬s
cedent’s will) will) shall
shall be
be having applied to the
TRUE TEST COPY to probate as expressed filed with the Register of court for an Order of
IF YOU USED TYPE Holiday Real Estate. signed and filed with the REGISTER OF WILLS in the petition
signed with a copy to the
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Register of Wills or filed
2 DIABETES DRUG 1-800-638-2102. Online Register of Wills for the 2/25, 3/4, 3/11 in the absence of a will Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Publication of the notice
with the Register of Wills
reservations: District of Columbia, 515 or proof satisfactory to with a copy to the under- Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . required by law in such
AVANDIA between the Court of due execu- 5th Street NW 3rd Floor signed, on or before 20001, on or before cases; it is by the Court
1999- present and Washington DC 20001 Invitation to Attend tion, enter an order September 4, 2011, or September 4, 2011. this 3 day of March 2011
determining that the de-
suffered a stroke or within 6 months from the Cherry Hill
Cherry Hill Construction¬s
Construction’s MBE/WBE
MBE/WBE Outreach
Outreach cedent died intestate.
be forever barred. Per-
sons believed to be
Claims against the de- hereby.
heart attack you may be date of first publication Cherry Hill Construction, Inc. will be hosting an Appoint an unsu- cedent shall be pre-
sented to the under- ORDERED, that all per-
heirs or legatees of the
entitled to of this notice. (Strike outreach event for MBE & WBE subcontracting pervised personal repre- decedent who do not re-
signed with a copy to the sons concerned show
compensation. Attorney preceding sentence if no firms at our main office located at 8211 Washing- Register of Wills
ceive a copy of this no-
tice by mail within 25 Register of Wills or filed cause, if any there be,
Charles Johnson
real estate.) ton Blvd Jessup, MD 20794. The event will be held Clerk of the days of its first publica- with the Register of Wills on or before the 1st day

Earl Banks on April 29th 2011 from 8-11 am and 1-4 pm. Probate Division tion shall so inform the with a copy to the under- of April 2011, why the
1-800-535-5727 Personal Date of First Publication Register of Wills, includ-
There is limited space available and interested March 4, 2011 ing name, address and
signed, on or before prayers of said com-
Representative(s) firms are asked to RSVP for one of the two time September 4, 2011, or
Names of Newspapers: relationship. be forever barred. Per- plaint should not be
slots by April 1st, 2011. Please go to our website; Washington Date of Publication:
sons believed to be granted; provided that a
Law Reporter March 4, 2011
DRIVERS REGISTER OF WILLS underunder the tab
the tab “Plan Washington Name of newspaper: heirs or legatees of the copy of this order be
Date of first publication: ∫Plan Room∫
Room” to Please
RSVP. contact
contact TimatGilmore
Gilmore 410-799- AFRO-AMERICAN Afro-American decedent who do not re- published once a week
at 410-799-2362 for additional information. Michael R. McCarthy Washington Law ceive a copy of this no- for three consecutive
February 25, 2011 2362 for additional information.
Esq Reporter tice by mail within 25
TRUCK DRIVERS Name of newspapers 1304 Rhode Island Ave Carolyn Awkard days of its first publica-
weeks before said day
WANTED! and/or periodical: NW Washington DC Personal tion shall so inform the in the Afro-American
2011 PAY RAISE!UP The Daily Washington 20005 Representative Register of Wills, includ- newspapers.
Law Reporter 202-387-8680 301-808-7481 ing name, address and JUDGE
TO $.52 PER MILE! Signature of TRUE TEST COPY
The Afro-American A TRUE COPY TEST:
HOME WEEKENDS! 2/25, 3/4, 3/11
Petitioners/Attorney REGISTER OF WILLS
3/4, 3/11, 3/18 Date of Publication: 3/11, 3/18, 3/25
3/4, 3/11, 3/18
March 4, 2011
Name of newspaper:
Washington Law
representative of the
estate of Rosa Lee
Abney, who died on
September 20, 2010
without a will, and will
serve without Court su-
pervision. All unknown
heirs and heirs whose
The Afro-American, March 12, 2011 - March 18, 2011, The Afro-American B7
whereabouts are un-

known shall enter their
appearance in this
Superior Court of proceeding. Objections
the District of to such appointment
District of Columbia shall be filed with the
PROBATE DIVISION Register of Wills, D.C.,
Washington, D.C. 515 5th Street, N.W.,
20001-2131 3rd Floor Washington,
Administration No. D.C. 20001, on or be- PLUMBER APPRENTICES
2011ADM155 fore September 11,
Kelvin Jamal Willis 2011. Claims against the
The Washington, D.C. Joint Plumbing Apprentice Committee will accept applications for

Decedent decedent shall be pre-
NOTICE OF sented to the under- the Apprentice Program on April 5, 2011, and July 12, 2011 between the hours of 7:00
APPOINTMENT, signed with a copy to the a.m. and 12:00 noon. Applications must be made in person at 8509 Ardmore-Ardwick
NOTICE TO Register of Wills or filed
CREDITORS with the Register of Wills Road, Landover, Maryland 20785. There will be a $20.00 application fee.
AND NOTICE TO with a copy to the under-
Requirements: Minimum age 18 at time of application

advertise in
UNKNOWN HEIRS signed, on or before
September 11, 2011, or
Tonette Tillery, whose
be forever barred. Per-
High School Diploma or GED
address is 1811 Irving
Street Apt 206, sons believed to be
Washington DC 20018 heirs or legatees of the Presentation of the following 4 documents is required at time of application:
was appointed personal decedent who do not re-

the AFRO
representative of the ceive a copy of this no-
estate of Kelvin Jamal tice by mail within 25 1) Birth Certificate or Passport
Willis, who died on days of its first publica- 2) Valid DDriver¬s
r i v e r ’ s License or Valid State Issued
November 22, 2010 tion shall so inform the Identification Card
without a will, and will Register of Wills, includ-
serve without Court su- ing name, address and 3) High School Diploma or GED Certificate
4) Transcript of Grades (certified by High School) or GED Test Scores

pervision. All unknown relationship.
heirs and heirs whose Date of Publication:
March 11, 2011
whereabouts are un-
Name of newspaper:
Applications will be followed by a mandatory aptitude test. Study booklets are available
known shall enter their
appearance in this Afro-American for the aptitude test and may be acquired by sending a $15 money order to GAN Human
proceeding. Objections Washington Law Resources Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 6111, Bloomingdale, IL 60108-6111.

to such appointment Reporter
shall be filed with the Denise Brown
Register of Wills, D.C., Personal If selected for apprenticeship, final acceptance will be contingent on ability to pass a drug
515 5th Street, N.W., Representative and background screening.
3rd Floor Washington, TRUE TEST COPY
D.C. 20001, on or be- REGISTER OF WILLS
fore September 11, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 Additional information may be obtained at our web site:
2011. Claims against the
decedent shall be pre- Superior Court of The Committee selects students of any race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin to all
sented to the under- the District of the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to
signed with a copy to the District of Columbia
Register of Wills or filed PROBATE DIVISION students at the school. The Apprentice Committee is actively recruiting applicants including
with the Register of Wills Washington, D.C. minorities and females.
with a copy to the under- 20001-2131

signed, on or before Administration No.
September 11, 2011, or 2011ADM149
be forever barred. Per- Hubert P Rivens
sons believed to be aka
heirs or legatees of the Hubert Pressley
decedent who do not re- Rivens
ceive a copy of this no- Decedent

Beyoncé Knowles and NABEF Support First Lady’s Lets

tice by mail within 25 Theodora H. Brown
days of its first publica- Esq
tion shall so inform the Law Office of
Register of Wills, includ- Theodora H Brown

Move Campaign
ing name, address and PLLC
relationship. 3127 Cherry Road NE
Date of Publication: Washington DC 20018
March 11, 2011 Attorney
Name of newspaper: NOTICE OF
Afro-American APPOINTMENT,
Washington Law NOTICE TO
Reporter CREDITORS By Courtney A.Bonaparte
Tonette Tillery AND NOTICE TO Special to AFRO
Representative Shirely Rivens, whose
202-701-0810 address is 2000 Upshur
TRUE TEST COPY Street, NE Washington The National Association of Broadcasters
3/11, 3/18, 3/25
DC 20018 was ap-
pointed personal repre-
Education Foundation (NABEF) has joined first
Superior Court of
sentative of the estate of lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign
Hubert Rivens aka
the District of Hubert Pressley Rivens, to curb childhood obesity. Enlisting the help
District of Columbia
who died on November
22, 2010 with a will, and
of 16-time Grammy Award winner Beyoncé
Washington, D.C.
will serve without Court Knowles, NABEF is leading a Let’s Move!
Administration No.
supervision. All un-
known heirs and heirs Flash Workout event.
Ernest Pete Ward
whose whereabouts are
unknown shall enter
“NABEF is proud to assist the First Lady’s
James M. Fallon Jr
their appearance in this ‘Let’s Move!’ campaign and supports efforts
729 Eighth Street SE
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment (or to address the epidemic of childhood obesity,”
Suite 200
Washington DC 20003
to the probate of de- said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander
cedent¬s will) shall
cedent’s will) shall bebe
Attorney filed with the Register of in an issued statement. “We can think of no
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor greater gift to America than keeping our school
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . children healthy and giving youngsters a greater
20001, on or before
AND NOTICE TO September 11, 2011. appreciation for the importance of an active
Ann H Ressing, whose
Claims against the de-
cedent shall be pre- lifestyle.”
address is 1521 A Street
NE Washington DC
sented to the under- The event was created in affiliation with the
signed with a copy to the
20002, was appointed Register of Wills or filed National School Boards Association (NSBA),
personal representative
of the estate of Ernest
with the Register of Wills
with a copy to the under-
the National Middle School Association Courtesy Photo White House Official Photo
Pete Ward, who died on signed, on or before (NMSA), and the American Association of Beyoncé Knowles First Lady Michelle Obama
October 26, 2010 with a September 11, 2011, or
will, and will serve with- be forever barred. Per- School Administrators (AASA), and prompts her songs, to be included in the video. Schools Foundation for trying to make a positive
out Court supervision.
All unknown heirs and
sons believed to be
heirs or legatees of the
middle school students throughout the nation to participating in the event will receive the difference in the lives of our schoolchildren.”
h e i r s w h o s e
whereabouts are un-
decedent who do not re- join in the pre-rehearsed “Let’s Move!” dance/ Beyoncé video. The NAB Education Foundation is a non-
ceive a copy of this no-
known shall enter their tice by mail within 25 exercise routine simultaneously, on May at “I am excited to be part of this effort that profit organization dedicated to strengthening
appearance in this
proceeding. Objections
days of its first publica-
tion shall so inform the
1:42 p.m. E.T. addresses a public health crisis,” said Knowles the future of broadcasting by committing to
to such appointment (or
to the probate of de-
Register of Wills, includ- Knowles will be featured in an instructional in an issued statement. “First Lady Michelle education and the advancement of excellence in
ing name, address and
cedent¬s will) shall
cedent’s will) shall bebe relationship. video, demonstrating the dance/exercise routine Obama deserves credit for tackling this issue the diversity and community service programs
filed with the Register of
Wills, D.C., 515 5th
Date of Publication:
March 11, 2011
and she has rewritten and re-recorded one of directly, and I applaud the NAB Education of the broadcast industry.
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Name of newspaper:

Gospel Concert to Raise Cancer Awareness, Encourage

Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Afro-American
20001, on or before Washington Law
September 11, 2011. Reporter
Claims against the de- Shirley Rivens Smith
cedent shall be pre-

Action in African-American Community

sented to the under- Representative
signed with a copy to the 202-635-3138
Register of Wills or filed TRUE TEST COPY
with the Register of Wills REGISTER OF WILLS
with a copy to the under- 3/11, 3/18, 3/25
signed, on or before
September 11, 2011 or
WASHINGTON - The American Cancer used for finding cancer. Individuals at increased
be forever barred. Per- Society, in partnership with NEWorks or high risk of developing the disease, i.e., those
sons believed to be
heirs or legatees of the Productions, will once again host Partnering for with a personal or family history of colorectal
decedent who do not re- Life, a benefit gospel concert to increase cancer cancer or polyps, chronic inflammatory bowel
ceive a copy of this no-
tice by mail within 25 awareness in the African-American community. disease, or inherited genetic mutations, should
days of its first publica-
tion shall so inform the The event, held previously in 2007, is a discuss their risk status with their physician to
Register of Wills, includ- combination of music and ministry designed to determine whether earlier and/or more intensive

ing name, address and

relationship. address the wellbeing of the African-American screening is indicated.
Date of Publication:
March 11, 2011
faith community from a holistic perspective: “Reaching out and sharing the word is one
Name of newspaper: mind, body and spirit. Partnering for Life way we can help reduce the number of deaths in
Washington Law will feature performances by Stellar Award our community from cancer,” said Rev. Nolan
Reporter winners Kurt Carr and Isaiah Thomas, Vanessa Courtesy Photo Williams Jr., CEO of NEWorks Productions
Ann H. Ressing
Personal Williams, Patrick Lundy and the Ministers Kurt Carr is among the performers slated and concert performer. “It is my responsibility
of Music, Nolan Williams and the Voices of to appear at The American Cancer Society’s as a minister in the body of Christ to encourage
REGISTER OF WILLS inSpiration and the Howard University Chapel benefit gospel concert. both physical and spiritual wholeness, to make
3/11, 3/18, 3/25
Choir. Also scheduled to speak is Karen a difference in our community.”
Superior Court of
Richardson, the associate director for The overall cancer death rates between African- To help attendees incorporate holistic health
the District of
District of Columbia White House Office of Public Engagement. American and White women and 14 percent of and wellness in their lives and eventually
Washington, D.C. Actor Malik Yoba will host the event. The the disparity between African-American and reduce the number of deaths related to cancer,
concert is scheduled for March 13, 5 p.m., at White men. the Society will re-release Partnering for
Administration No.
2011ADM154 the historic Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U St., N.W. “It is absolutely vital that we not only know Life, an album that originally accompanied
Decedent Organizers expect the concert to increase about colon cancer, but that we talk with our the 2007 gospel concert, with fresh music
Archie L. Palmore disease awareness and encourage dialogue and family and friends about the disease, the risk and motivational health and ministerial
Metro-Plex II, action among African-American community factors, how we can prevent it through early messaging. The inspirational album is a musical
8201 Corporate Drive
members. Despite decreases in overall cancer detection and how it can be treated,” said the compilation between various gospel artists and
Suite 1120
Landover MD 20785 death rates across all racial and ethnic groups Rev. Tawana Thomas-Johnson, director of clergy that raises awareness within the African-
NOTICE OF since the early 1990s, racial disparities in health disparities for the American Cancer American faith community about cancer
cancer mortality persist. African Americans Society. “Talking to our doctors and scheduling prevention and early detection.
CREDITORS have the highest risk of all major ethnic groups screenings to detect colon cancer early can save Tickets range from $10 - $30 per person and
UNKNOWN HEIRS in the United States of being diagnosed with lives.” are available through the Lincoln Theatre box
Denise Brown, whose and dying of cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends office, Ticketmaster and the American Cancer
address is 2300 Good
Hope Road SE, Apt. 512 Encouraging audience members to talk that both men and women at average risk of Society. Funds raised at the concert will support
Washington DC 20020
about one particular type of cancer is a focus developing colon cancer should choose one the Society’s cancer disparities reduction
was appointed personal
representative of the of the concert, hosted during National Colon of the available screening methods, including initiatives to prevent and detect cancer, as well
estate of Rosa Lee
flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, double- as improve the quality of life for those affected
Cancer Awareness Month. While preventable,
Abney, who died on
contrast barium enema, or CT colonography, by cancer.
September 20, 2010
without a will, and will
colon cancer continues to kill a disproportionate
serve without Court su- number of African Americans each year. Higher beginning at age 50. These screening methods
For tickets or more information, contact the
pervision. All unknown
death rates from colorectal cancer account for find both polyps and cancer. The fecal occult
heirs and heirs whose American Cancer Society at 301- 982-2150 or
whereabouts are un- about 24 percent of the current disparity in blood test, fecal immunochemical test or stool
known shall enter their
appearance in this DNA test, all starting at age 50, can also be
proceeding. Objections
to such appointment
shall be filed with the
Register of Wills, D.C.,
515 5th Street, N.W.,
B8 The Afro-American, March 12, 2011 - March 18, 2011

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Look for our green tags while you shop! Special to the AFRO ministries
and outreach
The members and friends of Zion programs
Baptist Church will honor the Rev. Keith in a new
FRIDAY THRU MONDAY! William Byrd Sr. on the occasion of his fifth computer lab
March 11-14 anniversary as senior pastor of the church which offers
during the 10:15 a.m. worship service on classes to
March 13. The Rev. Janet P. Campbell will both members
be the guest preacher. She is the executive and the
assistant to the senior of First Baptist Church community.
in North Brentwood, Md. Also, a new
The day will be designated as elevator and
4 Days Only!
Friday thru Monday Appreciation Day and the theme will be “The stained glass
BU Under Shepherd: Mentoring Disciples to window were
Oscar Mayer
Carving Board or Zip Pack
Lunchmeat, Bacon, or Beeff
Harvest the Fold.” During the service, Byrd
will be recognized for his outstanding service
installed under Courtesy Photo
his leadership. The Rev. Keith W. Byrd Sr.
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to his church and the community and for his He is

motivational leadership. an active
The Pastor’s Aid Ministry of the church member of the Progressive National Baptist
Rancher’s Reserve® will honor him with a recognition dinner Convention, the Baptist Convention of
Beef Chuck 7 Bone Roast following the service at in the A. J. Edwards DC and Vicinity, where he is an executive
Or Boneless Beef Shoulder Roast Twin Pack $2.49 lb. 4 Days Only!
Club Price Friday thru Monday Fellowship Hall. The celebration will board member; DC Baptist Convention, the
Sweet BUY 1 GET continue at 3 p.m. during which time the Missionary Baptist Minister’s Conference
Safeway Boneless
Skinless Chicken
Breast or Tenders
6-oz. Container.
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Rev. Dr. Lehman D. Bates will be the guest
preacher. He is pastor of First Baptist Church
of DC and Vicinity, Carter Baron Cluster
of Churches the Religious Coalition for
of Marshall Heights, D. C. All are welcome. Reproductive Choices’ Black Church
Or Perdue Boneless Skinless
Chicken Breast, Tenders or
Thin Sliced Breast $2.99 lb.
Call the church office at 202-723-6310 for Initiative.
additional information. He received his bachelor’s from the
A native of Washington, D.C., Byrd is University of Maryland, College Park; a
PACK 1 lb
Club Price 4 Days Only!
Friday thru Monday
the ninth pastor at the historic 146-year-old
Zion Baptist Church. The gifted vocalist was
called in January 2006. He first accepted the
call to preach in 1997 and was both licensed
master’s from the Howard University School
of Divinity and is currently pursuing a
doctorate in church leadership at the Wesley
Theological Seminary.
and ordained at the First Baptist Church of Byrd and his wife Kimberly are the proud
D it
Tortilla Chips
11.5 to 13-oz.
Selected varieties.
for North Brentwood, Md., under the pastorate of parents of two sons, Keith Jr. and Kevin.
Rev. Perry A. Smith III.
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Byrd, in his vision to improve his ministry Zion Baptist Church is located at 4850
at Zion, revamped and expanded many of Blagden Ave. N.W.
Gospel Star Kirk Franklin Set to Release


99 99 ‘Hello Fear’
2 Club Price
Fresh Pork
Or Extra Meaty Pork
Back Ribs $3.99 lb.
3 lb
Club Price
Rancher’s Reserve®
Beef Top
4 Days Only!
Friday thru Monday

Lucerne® Butter
16-oz. Regular or Unsalted.
299 Hello Fear showcases
Franklin’s growth and
everything going on in the
world – t is the word and the
maturation both creatively feeling, that paralyzes all of
and personally, while still us on some level right now,”
boasting his creative genius said Franklin. “In my own
of combining various styles life, fear has been a shadow
and genres of music into that has followed me since I
his own unique, definitively was a child.  But the season of
gospel sound.  He has teamed running from it is over. I am
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which he i s most known. Multiple GRAMMY, Stellar On March 19, Franklin
The album is produced by and Dove Award winner joins Steve Harvey at the
Franklin and co-produced by Kirk Franklin releases his Philips Arena Theater in
Shaun “Harold” Martin and 12th CD, Hello Fear, on Atlanta for the first stop on
executive produced by Jazzy March 22. the “Steve Harvey and Kirk
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 “’I Smile’ is a fun, urban
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transform to God’s image,
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Tour.” Harvey and Franklin
have teamed up for the first
time for this tour. “We know
said Franklin in a prepared these are hard times for a lot
statement. “It is a declarative becoming.”  of people out there, with the
statement that I’m not going  Hello Fear also includes economy, family life, even
to live my life based on how I “Give Me,” featuring dynamic church’s just hard,”
feel.  I will live my life based newcomer Mali Music; “The said Franklin. “We want
on God’s Word. It is not easy Altar,” a powerful traditional people to leave the concert
and I acknowledge there are song, featuring Marvin Sapp inspired, happy and charged --
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a lot of folks, I get tired of
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they are facing, hard times do
not last forever and brighter
days are indeed ahead.” In
God, I live my life in stability. Marvin Winans.  This 13- between promoting his new
“‘I Am’ is about track tour de force will again CD and his concert tour with
exchanging all of my raise the standard of 21st Steve Harvey, Franklin will
weaknesses for God’s century contemporary gospel begin taping the fourth season
strength,” he added. “This music. of BET’s Sunday Best in
song is also about declaring  “I titled this album early spring.
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