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to continue supporting this program.” Baker along with representatives from the National Association of Counties (NACo) and Prince George’s County Executive U.S. Conference of Mayors released a report Rushern Baker joined leaders nationwide detailing the benefits of funding the program. last week to encourage Congress to provide The report studied 10 different jurisdictions more Community Development Block Grant from around the country and concluded (CDBG) funding, which is in jeopardy because the funding did more than just put people of the current economic crisis. in homes and rehabilitate neighborhoods, “The CDBG program is critical for our it also improved local economies. “Our local economies,” said U.S. Conference of results suggest that in the last year the $3.95 Mayors President Elizabeth billion in grant funds Kautz in a statement. “Not generated 120,000 jobs only does it create jobs, but and contributed $10.7 its economic impact also billion in Gross Domestic reverberates throughout our Product, following up on communities.” the economic successes County programs such – Prince George’s County Executive of the last decade, as well as Down Payment on Your as providing numerous Rushern Baker valuable social benefits,” Dream, which allows the county to help first-time the report states. homebuyers and people who haven’t owned The two organizations are fighting to a home in three years purchase foreclosed restore the program and fund it at the Fiscal properties, and HOME funds, which provides Year 2010 level, but that prospect had grim funding for low-income families to rent or own hopes after the Republican spending bill homes, have dried up. was released. That bill saw cuts to many key This, combined with the foreclosure crisis programs as GOP representatives said no that is still crippling the Prince George’s programs were “sacred.” County economy, made Baker eager to joined “Although we recognize that every dollar other mayors and county leaders from across we cut has a constituency of support – an the county in asking Congress to fund CDBG. association, an industry and individual citizens “We aren’t spending money, we are – who will disagree with our decision, these investing money,” said Baker at March 16 cuts are the result of difficult work by our press conference. “CDBG funds help the subcommittees to make the smartest and county create jobs, improve infrastructure, fairest reductions possible,“ said House and pursue economic development initiatives. Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers, R- Ky., These are the kinds of investments that will in a statement. “No stones were left unturned generate real long-term growth in the county, and no programs were held sacred.” and I urge members on both sides of the aisle Local and national officials remain Continued on A3 By George Barnette AFRO Staff Writer
Baker, National Officials ask Congress for More Housing Funding
Health Care Reform – One Year Later
It’s been one year since President Obama enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), but you could hardly tell – public opinion remains just as divided as it did 12 months ago, and Americans seem just as confused. According to the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll released by the Kaiser Family Foundation this month, 52 percent of Continued on A3 Credit Specialist Upper Marlboro, MD
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“We aren’t spending money, we are investing money.”
I have been very impressed with the Affordable Healthcare Act so far. It was because of this act, that my place of employment now provides health insurance for employee – at an affordable and efficient cost. I am thankful because without being insured my medical bills consisted of headaches, heartache and being misdiagnosed numerous times – allowing me not to receive the proper treatments.
Kewanna Hayward, 29
Information Security Consultant Greenbelt, MD I’m not directly affected by this new bill due to the fact my current healthcare coverage is provided by my employer. My Aetna plan is defined by the ‘Affordable Care Act’ as a “grandfathered plan.” During the next open season, I plan to inquire if my plan will fall under the new act. I would like to take advantage of some of the advantages written in the bill that affect women, such as lower premiums and preventive care without copay.
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IT Specialist Upper Marlboro, MD It will help the people who get into accidents and need immediate surgeries that send them into financial ruin. My family members with health issues now don’t have to worry about being rejected for pre-existing conditions. The insured and the taxpayers pay for unpaid hospital bills and ER visits, with raised premiums.
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Prosecutor: Woman Killed Minority Business Bill Changes MBE Structure, Generates Debate Co-worker after Fight
Eric Tucker Associated Press ROCKVILLE (AP) — An employee at an upscale Maryland yoga clothing shop is accused of killing a co-worker who found suspected stolen merchandise in her bag, then trying to conceal the crime by tying herself up and blaming the attack on two masked men. Brittany Norwood was ordered held without bond Monday on a charge of first-degree murder after Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy described the slaying. McCarthy said Norwood, 28, spun an elaborate ruse to convince authorities that she and the dead woman, Jayna Murray, had been attacked inside the Lululemon Athletica shop in Bethesda where they worked. “Her cunning and her ability to lie is almost unparalleled,” McCarthy said of Norwood. When Norwood was found the morning of March 12 inside the shop, she told police that she and Murray, 30, had been sexually assaulted by two masked men who came in the previous night after closing time. Norwood was found with minor scratches and other wounds, her hands and feet bound. Police initially treated Norwood as a rape victim, offering rewards for information leading to arrests and even doing surveillance on a person of interest. But detectives concluded By Shernay Williams AFRO Staff Writer State lawmakers might repeal a rule that ensures Black and womanowned businesses are awarded a set percentage of state contracts. The bill – which cleared the House last week – is polarizing the minority business community. Since 2006, Maryland law has required state agencies to allocate 7 percent of contract funds to qualified Black businesses, 10 percent to women-owned organizations and 8 percent to other racial minority groups through the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program. But the law expires July 1, which prompted legislators to hastily renew the bill this session. Their new proposal amends several portions of the original legislation, most notably eliminating the percentage clauses for Blacks and women as long as state contractors outsource 25 percent of the total value of their contracts to some form of minority businesses. If enacted, the year-long legislation could set the stage for a more longterm proposal next session. Some Black commerce leaders support the measure, insisting it solidifies the state’s commitment to combat inequality, but others, including the president of the American Minority Contractors and Business Association, are opponents of the bill.
“When you lump all the different minorities together, the African Americans tend to lose out,” saidd Arnold Jolivet. He calls the legislation unconstitutional and testified against the measure before the Maryland Senate’s Education, Health and Environmental Matters committee earlier this month. “As long as the contracting procurement agencies and the large
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This photo provided by the Montgomery County, Md. Police Department shows Brittany Norwood. Police in an affluent Washington suburb say on March 18, Norwood killed a woman found dead inside a yoga clothing store in Bethesda, Md. last week, then made up a story about the two being attacked by masked men. that neither woman had been sexually assaulted and that Norwood had staged the scene. She was arrested Friday and charged with murder and faces life in prison if convicted. Norwood’s blood was found inside Murray’s car, McCarthy said. Only two sets of bloody footprints Continued on A3
“We’ve got to begin to build allies with other minority groups that have been discriminated against ... If we don’t, we miss the opportunity to get more for everybody.”
– Delegate Mary Washington, bill sponsor
scale contractors meet the 25 percent, they don’t have to use any African Americans at all and they would still be in compliance. I think that’s wrong,” he said. Anthony W. Robinson, president of the D.C.-based non-profit Minority Business Enterprise Legal Defense and Education Fund, is fond of that Continued on A3
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convinced that eliminating this funding may save money in the very short term, but will hurt communities nationwide in the long term and thus, further weaken the U.S. economy. “As the report shows, CDBG funds assist local government in revitalizing neighborhoods to create safe, nurturing communities for families,” said NACo President Glen Whitley in a statement. “One CDBGfunded project can revitalize a neighborhood and extend the life of its public infrastructure by 20 years.”
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sport-utility vehicle sought in connection with the murder of Hudson’sSenior Secretary mother and brother. The white, 1994 Chevrolet Upper Marlboro, MD Suburban with Illinois license
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were found inside the shop, Norwood had been stealing. plate X584859 was found on the workers at 7-year-old andbody of her the adjacent That same night, after the Chicago’s West Side after nephew Monday, just hours Apple store reported hearing store had closed, Norwood police received a 7 a.m. call after his body was found in a two women – but no men – told Murray she needed to get arguing when the attack was back into the store because believed to have happened. she left her wallet. When the And Norwood’s wounds were two returned, they argued over self-inflicted, authorities said. the suspected theft, McCarthy “No one could have ever said. anticipated seven or eight days Norwood then picked up and Dallas Cowboys players By that King ago Alanwe would be standing some sort of weapon inside Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, AFRO Staff Writer here telling you what we are the store and used it to beat among the names submitted to telling you today,” McCarthy Murray officials. as 20 election for as long Presidential candidate John told the judge. on ACORN – minutes said those workers, who Hurd throughout the shop, McCain’s attack Norwood appeared via McCarthy said. He said were doing those things without Associated Community videoconferenceReformthe – Murray sustained a severed ACORN’s knowledge or permisOrganization for from Now jail where she is beingthe spinal cord and blows “too sion, were fired. confirms the success of held. She did not speak during the numerous to count.” has sur“The evidence that organization, the head of the brief hearing except to answer faced so far shows they faked is “The nature of this crime group says. forms to get terms of the they “This is questions, the work shocking in paid for work level procedural testimony toand her didn’t do, not to was directed we’ve defender declined to public done and success we’ve of violence thatstuff ballot boxes.” ACORN, she said, said. had,” Maude Hurd, court. comment as he leftpresident of at the victim,” McCarthy is the victim of fraud, not the tracked ACORN, said in an interview McCarthy offered new He said Norwood perpetrator of it. blood through the with the AFRO. happened details about what Murray’s Hurd said the only things “When this died, saying before Murrayattack started, we store while wearing a sizebogus are the charges themhad had announced that we had just been asked by a store she 14 shoe, used by the store selves. And factcheck. org registered 1.3 million new votmanager to check Norwood’s in determining the length of ers,” she said. “That’s just to say agrees. bag for stolen merchandise. pants, to throw “Neither It concluded, off detectives. that someone’s running scared Murray called the manager McCarthy said detectives ACORN nor its employees have because of ACORN’s success.” thatMcCain, who is running for night to say she believed confronted guilty of, orand her been found Norwood even president on the Republican tick- charged with, casting fraudulent votes.” et, lashed out at ACORN in the The problem came about prifinal debate against Barack Obama, contending the group “is marily because of the way on the verge of maybe perpetrat- ACORN operates. Rather than rely on volunteers, it pays peoing one of the greatest frauds in ple, many of them poor or unemvoter history in this country, ployed, to sign up new voters. maybe destroying the fabric of The idea was to help both those democracy.” Factcheck.org, a non-partisan being registered and those doing the registration. Web site, found those claims to Maud explained, “We have a be “exaggerated,” with “no evizero tolerance policy for deliberdence of any such democracyate falsification of registration.” destroyingreal people who hunt down $1 pints of Natty Boh. People who These are fraud.” Most news account neglect Hurdthe CirculatorMcCain take believes the to free movies on Federal Hill. People like you. to charges were politically motivat- point out that ACORN is here? required by prices are historically ed. How can you afford a hometoo. AtSimple. City home law to turn in all reglow and interest rates are, Live Baltimore, we’ll match you with istration forms. And and also She said, “Because it’s low- information, neighborhoods,theymore. fail homebuying incentives, renovation to note that it was the organizaand moderate-income people, So if you’ve ever told yourself, “Someday I’ll own my own place,” and people of color,getbelieve the tion, in many instances, that first I in touch. Because someday is now. brought the phony registrations McCain campaign thinks those to the attention of authorities. voters are going to vote SomedayBaltimore.comcamp apparently The McCain Democratic, which is not necesisn’t interested in those fine sarily true.” points, preferring to air misleadACORN is no stranger to ing ads that seek to link Obama controversy. For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting organization has fought for social his political support. McCain: I’m John McCain and economic justice for lowand I approve this message. and moderate-income Announcer: Who is Barack Americans. With 400,000 member families organized into more Obama? A man with “a political baptism performed at warp than 1,200 neighborhood chapspeed.” Vast ambition. After colters in 110 cities nationwide, ACORN has over the years seen lege, he moved to Chicago. its share of criticism while advo- Became a community organizer. There, Obama met Madeleine cating for affordable housing, Talbot, part of the Chicago living wages, healthcare for the branch of ACORN. He was so underserved— and while organimpressive that he was asked to izing voter registration drives. train the ACORN staff. But none has been as withering What did ACORN in Chicago and baseless as this one. engage in? Bullying banks. With the presidential election Intimidation tactics. Disruption less than two weeks away, of business. ACORN forced ACORN’s detractors allege the organization has engaged in mas- banks to issue risky home loans. sive voter registration fraud after The same types of loans that caused the financial crisis we’re the reported discovery of bogus in today. names, such as Mickey Mouse
Americans say they do not have adequate information about how the health reform law impacts them personally, while 47 percent believe they do (last year 56 percent felt they didn’t have enough information). And the poll also found that currently 42 percent of Americans favor the law, while 46 percent view it unfavorably, which also mirrors opinions last year. Here, area residents sound off on how they believe health reform has or will impact them.
from a neighbor about a suspicious vehicle. The man noticed the vehicle while walking his Administrative Officer dog. According to the Chicago Lanham, MD Tribune, the boy had been shot multiple times in the back seat Not to throw in union propaganda, but my benefits An increase in my of the vehicle. The SUV, regisare not the norm, which is why Hudson’sprobably I would murdered premium is expected and tered to never leave my job willingly. The benefits alonethe less plan coverage toward brother, was towed with probably put me close to, if not over, a six-figure certain services which boy’s body inside and is being salary. This type of would be more out of processed by evidence technicoverage for my family pocket for me. When I cians and workers. The body is priceless, what they was pregnant I was in a was later removed and taken to did to those public the Cook County Medical group with other pregnant Examiner’s office. Wisconsin workers in women across the country, Hudson and other Give is shameful. family and several conversations members arrived atright to have people the the Medical came up about what Examiner’s office bargaining collective mid-aftertheir doctors would no Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew. noon toso that they body. identify the too can longer do, like numerous Given the choice between lookprovide for their sonograms and the office A spokesman for what their the murders but is being held in ing directly at the body or families. toldplans didn’t cover. Hudson jail for parole violation after the newspaper that viewing it on a wall-mounted
posted graph a Sunday for the her nep blog, sh porters offered anyone alive. Sinc Hudson after ap Idol,” a Academ the mo stayed The ed that slowly Monda news v
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Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Darnell Donerson who was killed, as well as her brother, Jason.
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aspect of the legislation. The bill gives the state more flexibility by eliminating “quotas” for contractors and promoting even contract distribution among the minority groups, he said. “We want to find a way to strengthen provisions so that all people who have been excluded from the process have the opportunity to participate,” said Robinson. “African Americans are discriminated against, but there are others groups, as well.” Baltimore City Delegate Mary Washington, a bill sponsor, shared his sentiments. “We’ve got to begin to build allies with other minority groups that have been discriminated against ... If we don’t, we miss the opportunity to get more for everybody,” she said. The legislation cleared the House 128-10 with overwhelming support from Black legislators. At least 24 other Black leaders sponsored the bill with Washington. According to a state study examining the MBE program, significant disparities and discrimination prevail in Maryland’s contracting market place. Since the program’s enactment, state contracts have failed to garner the required 25 percent minority participation. Most state projects in the last five years had less than 20 percent minority contractors. Robinson says 80 percent of similarly “racially conscious” business programs around the country have been dismantled recently due to court rulings. “I support affirmative action and what the state is offering gives us the best opportunity to keep these programs within the court’s guidelines,” he said. Other amendments to MBE through the new legislation include rules that the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs must establish guidelines for state entities to allocate funds for sub groups, contractors must submit extensive proof that they were unable to attract qualified minority businesses before receiving pardons from the state, and state agencies must submit to Public Works and the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs annual reports detailing pardons requested and granted. A companion Senate bill cleared the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs committee earlier this month. That legislation mandates that the Assembly and Office of the Attorney General evaluate the MBE program and submit recommendations by September 30, 2015.
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Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
video screen, the family chose family on Friday with what the latter. According to the they believed happened. He Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, said the family asked to be that’s him.” left alone with Norwood, who could then be heard telling a relative that she was sorry and didn’t want to disappoint him. But she also told him she was wary of talking more because she feared they were being No wonderMcCarthy said. is recorded, Obama’s campaign trying to distance him from the Norwood was most group, saying, “Barack Obama recently living in Washington, Never Organized with ACORN.” D.C., but grew to in But Obama’s tiesup ACORN run Washington state and was a long and deep. He taught classes standout soccer even endorsed for ACORN. Theyplayer for Stony President. him forBrook University in New York. The is in trouble. But now ACORN soccer coach there did notThere are at least Reporter: return phone 11 investigations across the messages on Monday. country involving thousands of Appearing Monday on potentially fraudulent ACORN ABC’s “Good Morning forms. America,” Murray’s parents Announcer: Massive voter said only that they believe in fraud. And the Obama campaign the justice system and will let paid more than $800,000 to an the case work its course. ACORN front for get out the vote efforts. Pressuring banks to issue risky loans. Nationwide voter fraud. Barack Obama. Bad judgment. Blind ambition. Too risky for America.
Since McCain’s comments, ACORN’s 87 offices have been bombarded with threats and racist mail. The day after the presidential debate, vandals broke into the organization’s Boston and Seattle offices and stole computers. After a Cleveland representative appeared on TV, an e-mail was sent to the local office saying she “is going to have her life ended.” A worker in Providence, R.I., received a threatening call saying, “We know you get off work at 9” and uttered racial epithets. A caller to one office left a message on the answering machine, saying: “Hi, I was just calling to let you know that Barack Obama needs to get hung. He’s a (expletive deleted) nigger, and he’s a piece of (expletive deleted). You guys are fraudulent, and you need to go to hell. All the niggers on oak trees. They’re gonna get all hung honeys, they’re going to get assassinated, they’re gonna get killed.” Another message said, “You liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive deleted). Welfare bums. You guys just (expletive deleted) come to our country, consume every natural resource there is, and make a lot of babies. That’s all you guys do. And then suck up the welfare and expect everyone else to pay for your hospital bills for your kids. I jus’ say let your kids die. That’s the best move. Just let your children die. Forget about paying for hospital bills for them. I’m not gonna do it. You guys are lowlifes. And I hope you all die.” Hurd thinks the hate calls will cease soon. “In two weeks, I think these attacks will be over. But I think it will be harder for us to get our name back on good graces because they really trashed us in the last few weeks.” But ACORN will not be deterred. “We’ve been fighting for a long time, for over 30 years, for the rights of low- and moderateincome people all across the country,” Hurd said. “We’re going to continue to fight for economic justice in our communities.”
“remained strong for herGrades PreK–8 famibeing convicted of attempted ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijack“She held hands with her fami- HOUSE: County records show OPEN ing. Cook ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he THURSDAY, APRILpleaded guilty to both 7, 2011 was obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also AT 9:00AM AND 6:30PM for possesmoment.” convicted in 1998 The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle. Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison in been missing since Friday, 2006 after serving seven years when a relative found Julian’s for the attempted murder and grandmother, Darnell car hijacking charges. Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The boy remained missing Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend in in his grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers the 7000 block of South Yale Avenue. An Amber Alert – a designation for high-risk missing children – was issued Friday after Julian was discovered missing after the murders. Police arrested William Balfour, the missing boy’s stepfather and1 2 t h & husbandr e n c e S t r e e t s N E estranged L aw of Julia, at his girlfriend’s g t o n , D C 2 0 0 1 7 Wa s h i n Southside apartment several ( hours after the murders.2 0 2 ) 5 2 6 - 4 6 5 7 Balfour’s w w w.Michele,thas ny s c h o o l d c. o r g mother, s t a n h o told reporters that her son had nothing to do with the slayings. Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson
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One Week Later crisis A personal perspective on the Japan
Things are still changing by the hour, so I won’t try and give you a detailed report here on the state of efforts to get the reactors under control. What I write now will be old by the time you read it, and I’m assuming you already know a lot of what has happened so far. As I’m writing this, electricians are trying to get electric Dear family and friends, power restored to they can get cooling … I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about the and other equipment running once situation over here, and thought this would be the best way to again. Attempts have been made to summarize where things are as of now… get water on the reactor using water First of all, my wife and I would like to thank each and drops by air and by water cannons. I every one of you for your kind words of concern, and for read an article this morning that said keeping us in your thoughts and prayers over the past week. experts from the IAEA (International Last Friday’s earthquake was terrifying for us living here Atomic Energy Agency) say that the in Tokyo, but the fear we experienced that afternoon, and situation has not deteriorated in the past the inconveniences we still experience to this day are trivial 24 hours, but it’s still premature to say compared to what the people of northeastern Honshu have gone we’re seeing “a ray of hope.” though and are still going through. I think this is a fair assessment. We are clearly not out of the I haven’t counted how many people have reached out to woods yet. But I also want to stress that the Fukushima Daiichi Motoko and I inquiring as to our safety and the safety of our power plant is about 150 miles from Tokyo. Radiation levels family. It’s probably been several dozen people around the world at the west gate of the plant have been recorded as high as 400 by now. And yet, as this crisis continues into a new phase and microsieverts per hour (that’s 0.04 rad), but as of this morning events around the nuclear power plant in Fukushima continue it’s been around 270 (27 rad). As early of Tuesday morning to unfold, I understand that many of you, now for very different they were talking about levels of more than 8,000 microsieverts reasons, are still asking the same question: “Are you okay?” per hour near one of the reactors. As I mentioned earlier, we To answer that question, I wish I could simply say that haven’t seen things deteriorate in the past day or so, so I think everything’s fine and that the situation at the power plant is we can take some solace in this. under control, with radioactive contamination confined to The Japanese authorities didn’t do a very good job of the immediate vicinity. But as we also know, events are still communicating all this in the first days of the disaster. This extremely fluid and the reality is that things could still go is beginning to change, but it is part of the reason for the either way. Having said that, I remain cautiously optimistic heightened state of anxiety. In the absence of news, rumors run that the technicians up there will resolve the crisis—although rampant. And while people on TV kept telling us all was safe it will take time. Meanwhile, we continue to gather as much outside of the 30 kilometer zone around the facility, for a while information as we can from a variety of sources to understand it has been difficult to attain information on what radiation the situation there and what it means for us here, re-evaluating levels looked like there or anywhere else. our understanding of the situation as the facts change. Fortunately that has been improving. NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.) now will occasionally show maps that look like weather maps, but instead of temperatures they show radiation levels in different parts of the country, and they are now explaining what the numbers mean. So far, while radiation levels have risen in some areas, levels are still quite low and well below what would pose health risks. So what does this mean for us living in Tokyo? Official measurements are released twice a day now, and anyone can download them and see hour by hour what the situation looks like for the past 24 hours. I took a look at the figures this morning, and for Tokyo, we were at about 0.05 microsieverts per hour yesterday on average. Photo courtesy James Howard Under normal conditions Tokyo James Howard and family in Japan. Standing: Dr. Honda, father-in-law; James Howard is anywhere between 0.03 to 0.08. and his wife, Dr. Motoko Howard and mother-in-law, Mrs. Honda along with other A few days ago the same reading family members. was 0.09. Radioactive levels for The writer is the son of AFRO freelance James Howard photographer J.D. Howard. He lives in Tokyo with his family and is an employee of Dell computers. He sent this letter to family and friends via e-mail on March 18, then a week after the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan.
Tokyo are fluctuating but are still around what one would consider normal for this part of Japan. In my part of town (Tama-shi, Western Tokyo), I’m fortunate enough to have a physicist who lives nearby, and he has a website on which he posts radiation levels at his home every 10 minutes. According to Dr. Ichikawa’s site, this part of town is currently at 0.18, about the same level as typical background radiation around here. To put all these numbers in perspective, exposures of 10 millisieverts or more per hour correspond to a CT scan, so this means things around the plant are still quite bad, but the situation (for now at least) are still quite localized. So for now, we do not appear to be in harm’s way, but embassies of several countries have asked their nationals to consider leaving. I received an e-mail from the US Embassy yesterday offering to take me and my wife to either Seoul or Taipei so I can arrange for passage to the US. I know of people who have taken the offers or have already left. I have to admit, it’s somewhat disconcerting to get a notice like that, and see people around you taking off for the hills. But I intend to ride this out. I love this place, and have spent half of my life – and nearly all of my adult life – living here. It’s hard to think of turning your back on a place and its people when they are facing their darkest hours in memory. Having said that, we will continue to remain vigilant and follow developments. We will keep our heads up and our spirits upbeat. And we will reach out to our friends and neighbors here in Japan, and to our extended family and friends elsewhere to get to the other side of this terrible tragedy. I think Japan has some tough days ahead of it, but I’ve never seen a people face adversity with such civility and concern for one another, and the blackouts, train stoppages and shortages for items like bread and gasoline are nothing compared to what the people up north are facing now. Snow is falling, hundreds of thousands of people are displaced, and people in the vicinity of the power plant are quite literally forced to deal with two crises at once. … For now, please think about what you can do from there to help the people in the north. I am sure aid agencies are starting to organize now so please find out what you can and try and help. Rebuilding that area is going to be a monumental task and I think this nation will rise to the challenge, but it will require a lot of support. As always, thanks to all of you for keeping us in your thoughts, and God Bless! James
Letters to the Editor
Women’s History Month
President Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation in 1980, calling on the American people to remember the contributions of women to our great nation. Only 14 governors had declared March as Women’s History Month in 1987, but that same year, Congress and the president declared March as National Women’s History Month to recognize the important contributions women have made throughout history. This year’s theme is “Our History, Our Strength,” and this annual observance allows us to consider the vital role women have played through the course of our history since this nation’s inception. Over the years, caregivers of veterans and women who have worn a military uniform themselves have found inspiration in the achievements of those women who have gone before them. During the Civil War, Clara Barton braved danger repeatedly to aid and comfort the wounded. She gathered her own medical supplies, gained permission to transport those supplies to the battlefield and to ride in Army ambulances. She faced obstacles, had to obtain special approval to travel to the frontlines, but she ushered in a new profession: nursing battle wounded. Undaunted, Barton continued breaking through barriers after the war ended, directing a multi-year search for missing servicemen, promoting women’s suffrage, and founding and leading the American Red Cross. After her death, her final “first” came when her Maryland home became a first-ever national historic site dedicated to the accomplishments of women. Women have been playing an essential role in the United States Army since 1776 and the percentage of women in the military has doubled in the last 30 years. As of 2009 more than 350,000 women were serving in the Armed Forces, assuming leadership roles and responsibilities impossible for them to attain 20 or 30 years ago. In modern wars, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan, there no longer is a frontline, and women warriors have risen to the challenge, showing they are equal to the task. As of Feb. 1, 2011, 137 service women have died in defense of our nation since 9/11. National Women’s History Month is an ideal time to renew our historic commitment to the nation’s veterans and particularly to our women warriors who often don’t consider themselves veterans, or who traditionally put the needs of their children and family before their own. An increasing number of women nowadays who return home from military duty as combat veterans return to their roles as wives and mothers. Their needs are complex and sometimes different from those who served and deployed before them; and they challenge us in VA (Veterans Administration) to do things differently to meet those needs. At the VA Maryland Health Care System, we offer our women warriors a full spectrum of services, including breast and cervical cancer screenings, gynecological evaluation and treatment, and in-house mammography and bone density screens. Constantly adding and improving services, we recently began offering the human papilloma virus vaccine to our younger women veterans. We currently have fourteen women’s health care providers and two surgeons who provide gender specific care to our women veterans, with plans to expand this number. Eight of our nine locations, which include our six community based outpatient clinics, offer genderspecific providers and services. Gender specific services such as maternity care and pelvic oncologic surgical care that are not available from VA can be outsourced to local providers. There are approximately 484,013 veterans in Maryland, of which 47,276 are female (less than 10 percent). There are 73,266 women veterans in the VA Capitol Health Care Network, which includes Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., but only 5,000 women in Maryland have enrolled for VA health care. Women veterans, where are you? March is National Women’s History Month, a time to observe that our nation’s women contribute greatly to our strength. Marylanders, do you know a woman who has served in the Armed Forces and who may not consider herself a veteran? She may need that nudge to enroll for the VA health care benefits she has earned and deserves while serving our nation in uniform. Enrolling for her VA health care benefits may be the best gift she gives herself and her family. Dennis H. Smith, director VA Maryland Health Care System
Re: ‘D.C. Unmasked & Undressed, the Memoir of Lillian McEwen’
Zenitha Prince, Washington Bureau Chief: Great interview of an examined life. What a complex, talented person! She overcame obstacles and reinvented a happy self, without regrets, that she could be proud of. Sadly, not everyone is so lucky. I also grew up with an abusive father and a long-suffering mother in survival mode. I lost my childhood, my siblings and a spouse to addiction and mental illness. I survived like the author by hiding in the library and imagining a different life. I got to an Ivy League university, med school and raised four good citizens with less baggage. I pray for President Obama and a society with more compassionate priorities toward children and families, so Judge McEwen’s redemption story and the chilling Faustian story of Justice Thomas become things of the past. Maybe I hope in vain...the human condition is what it is. Thanks for a sensitive and insightful profile.
Dr. N.M. Williams Somerville, Mass.
Largo Road, Largo, Md. 12-2 p.m. Students will share original writings about women’s history. For more information: 301-336-6000.
The Afro-American, March 26, 2011 - April 1, 2011
‘Men Ain’t Boys’ Film Premiere Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave., N.W. D.C. 8 p.m. This film offers a thought-provoking look at issues surrounding Black manhood, the results of effective fatherhood and the requirements for maintaining lasting love. $10-$20. For more information: www. menaintboysdc.eventbrite. com. March 26 ‘The Backpack Monologues’ Covenant Baptist Church, 3845 S. Capitol St., S.W. D.C. 3 p.m. Experience this theatrical performance that will empower young women to promote social change in their communities while addressing sexual and social issues. $10-$20. For more information: 202-562-5576. Show Your Colors Bowling Party Fort Myer Bowling Center, 411 McNair Road, Fort Myer, Virginia. 8 p.m. The Psi Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity will host a bowling party at Fort Myer Bowling Center. Ticket includes two games, shoe rental, food and drinks. $25. For more information: 703-606-6434. Get Radical Women’s Conference Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St., N.W., D.C., 8:30 a.m- 9 p.m. The third annual Get Radical Women’s Conference hosted by Doreen Rainey will include guest speakers Jillian Michaels (“The Biggest Loser”), Niecy Nash (“Clean House”/ “Entertainment Tonight”), Ali Brown (“Secret Millionaire”) Rhonda Britten (“Celebrity Fit Club”), and also Deborah Owens (PSB/ NPR). For more information: www.getradicalconference. com. Capitol Heights Community Fun Day 2011 8847 Walker Mill Road, Capitol Heights, Md. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Join the Capitol Heights community for the biggest fun day event of the year featuring food, fun and lots of fellowship. For more information: 301-324-3002. March 28 Introduction to Matchmaking Columbia Square, 555 13th St., N.W. D.C. 6-7 p.m. In this matchmaking information session, learn the details of hiring a matchmaker to help you find your Mr. or Ms. Right. $15. For more information: www. keeshastrickland.com. Charles S. Dutton ‘From Jail to Yale: Serving Time on Stage’ The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St., N.W. D.C. 7:30 p.m. Charles Dutton, Emmy Award-winning actor, director and Broadway star, will share the dramatic narrative of his life from the streets of Baltimore to Broadway. A second show will be held on March 29. $50-$150. For more information: 202-4674600. March 30 Redemption Wednesdays Patty Boom Boom, 1359 U St., N.W. D.C. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Each Wednesday, unwind at this midweek party featuring the best mix of reggae and soca music. For more information: 571-435-5166. March 31 Creating Multiple Streams of Income Eggspecation Restaurant & Café, 923 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, Md. 7 p.m. During this informative event, you will learn how to think creatively to earn extra sources of income in this tough economy. For more information: 301-218-8200. April 2 Mission Wow: Learn Inexpensive Secrets Top Agencies Use Upper Marlboro Library, 14730 Main St., Upper Marlboro, Md. 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. In this seminar, learn great marketing skills and techniques on a limited budget. For more information: www.mission-wow.com. Cherry Blast: Art & Music Dance Party Zanzibar on the Waterfront, 700 Water St., S.W. D.C. 8 p.m. Celebrate the arrival of spring in this community event featuring DJs, visual and performing artists. $10. For more information: 202-554-9100.
March 24 Prince George’s Community College Poetry Slam Prince George’s Community College, 301
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By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware Special to the AFRO You may have difficulty distinguishing the 50-something woman from her younger counterparts, these days. She’s in the gym making elliptical moves. She’s on the road tallying jogged miles. She’s putting the pedometer through its paces. She’s shaking her booty to the beat of Zumba. The bulky tell-tale shoes of grandmothers, the darker colors, the loose fitting garments – not so much anymore. She’s in the classroom, the boardroom and the operating room; she’s in the cockpit and the pulpit. She’s running her own business and creating the beat rather than stepping to someone else’s rhythm. Today’s experienced woman wears whatever complements her style and figure without regard for societal dictates concerning age. “It’s really more of an attitude difference than an age difference,” said Kenya Rennie, manager of Lettie Gooch Boutique in Washington, D.C. “If people are socializing and in the party set, they’re usually more open to trendy clothes. If not, they tend to be more conservative.” As the weather teases with fleeting warmer temperatures and spring presents itself by calendar – if not by consistency – thoughts begin to wander toward lighter clothes and open toes. And what’s “hot” for the spring? Bold colors and plenty of jewelry. “Coral and turquoise are really in this spring,” Rennie said. “And your statement pieces – necklaces, bangles and bracelets.” She said funky earrings are always a mainstay, “the big, brightly colored ones.” As for the tone, there’s been a revival of the ‘70s. “Oh yes, bell bottoms and the new bohemian…nice and light and airy,” she said. “And we’ve still got the clogs and espadrilles,” which have been popular for a while now. As for clothing, the pencil skirts of the fall have evolved into fuller, longer skirts for the warmer weather. “And dresses, also in longer lengths,” she said. “Although, you still have the basic ‘mini.’” The dresses are all important in warm weather as they give an easy solution to the “what shall I wear” question.
Beach party or concert, this dress is a great fit.
Dress photos by Dorothy Boulware
a guide to senior living for the active african american
Fifty, Fit, Feisty and Fashionable
And they’re the featured product of Paris Couture Collection, a boutique in Catonsville, Md., that offers any kind of dress you can imagine. “I love dresses because you can do so much with them,” said Paris Couture Collection owner, Deborah Blackwell. “You can dress them up for fancy parties or weddings and dress them down for the beach.” She demonstrated with a long, blue dress, instructing that adding sandals and a short jean jacket would make it appropriate for a walk on the beach, while a little high-end jewelry would take it to a reception or a special celebration. Paris Couture Collection in Catonsville, 707 Frederick Rd., Baltimore, Md., 410-788-1112. Lettie Gooch Boutique, 1517 U St. N.W., Washington, D.C., 202-332-4242.
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Accessories can take your outfit from dull to dynamite.
Dress this beautiful blue piece up with jewelry and heels or down with a nice jean jacket and sandals.
Accessories photos by Danita Delaney
Senior Social Groups Flourish
By Joi-Marie McKenzie Special to the AFRO Nancy Hesham, a middle-aged woman living in Potomac, Md., three years ago joined Meetup.com, an online community that allows people around the world to self-organize, after her divorce. With all of her friends married, and her son on his way to college, she often found herself alone on a Friday night.
Deborah Miller-Tuck (front row, left) smiles along with her S.W.A.P. members after a recent meeting.
“If you want to go to a movie or see a band, there’s no one to go with because your friends are married and there’s no one available,” she explained. “It’s not fun going out alone.” So, instead, the realtor joined an online community allowing her to create her own social gatherings with people her own age. “It’s rewarding for me because it has given me friendships that otherwise I wouldn’t have and a few dates I wouldn’t have,” said Hesham. “It’s a non-threatening way for us to get together in a social arena as a group.” One of the latest trends for people living out their golden years is meeting people online to find companionship and even love. Online members of Meetup.com enjoy going to the movies, game nights at members’ houses, potluck dinners, skating rinks, dancing, and even weekend trips to New York City. Hesham is one of 1,092 members, all ages 40-55+, in the “Annapolis Area Social Meet Up Group.” And there are many more websites helping seniors find friends and love such as LavalifePRIME, Senior Friendfinder and SeniorMatch.com. “When we were in seventh, eighth or ninth grade, we used to go out in bunches in the mall,” said Hesham. “Now, it’s the same sort of comfort zone.” A Meetup.com organizer, Hesham also said that many of her members find love, with nearly 25 percent of the group eventually dating and becoming a couple. Still, not everyone is looking for love. Many simply want friends to explore the city and discover the latest in entertainment. “They’re happier. They have a life now,” Hersham said of her Meetup.com members. Meeting like-minded people online is just one of the many tools that seniors and mature adults are utilizing to find love, fun and friendship during their later years. Seniors and mature adults are also gathering on their own. Deborah Miller-Tuck, 57, a resident of Baltimore, Md., along with 11 other women is a member of S.W.A.P., which stands for Sisters With A Purpose. The group of Christian women hails from a variety of churches in the Baltimore area with a mission to provide outreach to those in need. Not only do the women visit nursing homes and donate care baskets during the holiday seasons, they also make time to fellowship among themselves. Miller-Tuck says that’s the best part of being a member of S.W.A.P. “We are very close friends who support each other as a family member would,” she said.
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The Afro-American, Spring 2011
For Many, Hip, Joint Surgery a Gateway to New Beginnings
“The majority of the population is embracing this technology. African The word “surgery” Americans, however, are generally tends to have a slow to come to the table. negative connotation. Not Caucasian patients have done too many are thrilled with their research on it and are the thought of a loved one, ready to go. Black patients or themselves for that matter, say, ‘I’ll get back to you.’ being given anesthesia and We really want people to then going under the knife. It understand that you don’t is the hope of medical experts, have to live with this pain— however, that the benefit of it’s not a badge of honor. You certain surgeries will one day don’t have to limit yourself outweigh any inherent fears a and not be active because of wary patient may have. bad joints.” Hip and joint replacement A study by the Center for surgery is on that list, Disease Control supports Dr. according to Dr. James Wood, Wood. According to the study, a local orthopedic surgeon. which examined national By shying away from such and state-specific knee surgery, Wood said that the replacement rates for 2000Figures were produced using Servier Medical Art, www.servier.com 2006 Medicare enrollees, elderly are needlessly living Total hip, knee and shoulder replacement surgery replaces the joint and socket with artificial material. with pain by choice. Wood Whites were more likely to believes that if people were undergo knee replacement With hip replacement surgery, all Dr. Wood, with some people not even aware of the new beginning surgery than Blacks, with or part of the hip joint is replaced spending a night in the hospital. hip and joint replacement surgery offered the disparity ranging from 11 percent with prosthesis. It can be performed “We used to keep people in the hospital (Washington, D.C.) to 52 percent (Illinois). them, they would be more receptive to it. traditionally or by using what is for a week, or eight to nine days,” Dr. “It just is a matter of getting people For those who cite money as an considered a minimally invasive Wood said. “Now people can go home better educated and helping them to better issue, Dr. Wood said that many times in two to three days. Some get the joints understand what joint replacement surgery technique, with the only difference being the insurance companies would cover the size of the incision. The surgeon and go home that same day. Patients is,” said Wood, chair of the Department the costs of the operation. He was also makes an incision at the side of the hip find themselves up and moving more of Orthopedic Surgery at Harbor Hospital confident that healthcare reform would and moves the muscles connected to efficiently than they ever did before. of Baltimore. “The reality is people who make the surgery more cost effective. the top of the thighbone to expose the Women put their high heel shoes back on. need to have joint replacement surgery Dr. Wood warned that the longer the hip joint. The ball portion of the joint is Men get back out there to golf and bowl.” have pain in a joint that bothers them in surgery is delayed, the harder it will be to removed and an artificial joint is attached In the short term, however, physical their everyday activities. Those are the recover from it. to the thighbone using either cement or a therapy is likely to be needed for weeks people who get a new lease on life.” “What I don’t want to see is African special material that allows the remaining to months following the surgery. The According to the AARP, the most Americans left behind,” Dr. Wood bone to attach to the new joint. The AARP reported that over 90 percent common joints replaced are the hips said. “That’s why there’s a focus on the replacement socket is then attached to of patients receiving hip replacements and knees, with 70 percent of all joint education to let people get the information the hipbone, and the new ball part of the achieve complete relief from pain and replacements attributed to severe arthritis and then get out there. If you don’t get it thighbone is inserted into the socket part improvement in joint function. pain. The AARP also reported that done, then you find yourself further down of the hip. After draining any fluids, the Because of the procedure’s high more than 170,000 hip replacements are the road, not able to function to maximally doctor reattaches the muscles and closes success rate, Dr. Wood advocates joint performed in the United States every benefit your family or anybody else. The the incision. The surgery usually lasts replacement surgery to African Americans, older you get, the weaker you get, and year. Due to the finite lifetime of the and wants them to put aside their fear and artificial joint, the best candidates for joint between two to four hours. illnesses creep in, making it much more Recovery time varies, according to distrust of doctors. replacement are over the age of 60. difficult to recover.” By Kyle Taylor Special to the AFRO
4th Annual Governor’s Leadership in Aging Award
DEPARTMENT OF AGING
For Excellence and Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Aging and Quality of Life for Seniors
Older Americans/Marylander Month Celebration May 10, 2011, 12 noon – 2pm Catonsville Senior Center 501 N. Rolling Rd., Catonsville, MD 21228
Nomination Information Instructions Categories
• • • • • • Select a Category. Complete the nomination form and attach a 500 word or less description of recommendation (why the nominee meets criteria). Visual Arts nominations must be accompanied by photos, slides, or CD of artwork. Performing Arts nominations must be accompanied by a DVD or web link to a video sharing site (i.e. YouTube). Photography nominations must be in .jpg or .gif and must not exceed 5 MB in size. Nominations that do not require supporting materials can be faxed to: 410-333-7943 All nominations must be postmarked or e-mailed no later than April 8, 2011. You may download copies of the nomination form by visiting the website at: www.mdoa.state.md.us For more information, call: 410-767-1064 or 1-800- 243-3425
An individual, community group, business or organization that has demonstrated leadership in advocacy or developed an innovative program, research or training for seniors.
Visual and Performing Arts
An individual, 60 years of age or older, or a group (members must be 55 years of age or older), who has demonstrated excellence in the visual or performing arts.
An individual 60 years or older who demonstrates excellence in photography or photojournalism that portrays “Successful Aging”.
Health and Vitality
An individual 60 years or older who demonstrates a commitment to healthy living and who serves as a role model to others.
Spring 2011, The Afro-American
Tips for starting your garden
By Courtney A. Bonaparte Special to the AFRO As seniors bask in the golden rays of their golden years, physical impairments need not hinder them from being one with nature. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends 30 minutes of moderately intense activity every day to be healthy. Why not spend it gardening? According to a report by the American Institute for Cancer Research, gardening is an excellent form of exercise because it involves all three types of physical activity - strength, endurance and flexibility. Gardening encourages the use of motor skills, through gardening tasks like digging and planting seeds. And though some seniors may have restrictions on their physical activity, gardening tasks and equipment can be modified to meet their needs. Because gardening is a moderate impact workout, it helps release endorphins that relieve stress—as does the beauty of the “Eden” that you may create in or outside your home. It doesn’t take much money to get your garden going—and it can save you money in the end. With small modifications, objects that are already around the house can be turn in to the perfect gardening tools. Old food tubs can be transformed into planting containers for your seeds. Old coffee grounds, and fruit and vegetable scraps can be used as compost for your garden. It is also more cost efficient to purchase seeds instead of seedlings and plants. Large spaces are not necessary for a garden; they can be grown on rooftops, trellises and even in small spaces in and around your home. Gardens can help spruce up a living space, eliminate for your garden. If you are planting outside, consult an USDA Hardiness Zone map to understand the climate you are living in. This map will help you decide which plants will flourish in your garden. If you are planting inside it would be beneficial to determine how much sun and shade the area gets because this will also help determine what plants will thrive in the garden. Physically measuring the space will also help you decide the type of plants to grow in the garden. • After you have a general design for your garden, you must decide where the water will come from. Will you use a hose or a watering can?
For seniors, gardening can be a hobby that is beneficial to their mental and physical health as well as their wallets. Stock Photo
you seedlings. Check the acidity of the soil as well as the nutrient levels. Most seed packages provide information on the
plant and the conditions necessary for it to grow, including the type of soil, degree of moisture and light and quantity of fertilizer.
Now you are ready to dig in and try your hand at what is considered to be one America’s favorite hobbies.
Black-eyed susans provide bright spots of color.
the need for store-bought vegetables, and be a hobby. So, how do you start? • Before constructing your garden, survey the area you have designated
Experts suggest starting seedlings inside before moving to an outdoor garden.
• If you are planning an outside garden, it is recommended that you start your seedlings inside— especially if temperatures are still cool—and then move outside when the weather warms. Seedlings can be planted in recycled receptacles such as egg cartons and cleaned yogurt containers. Just be sure to put in enough holes for proper drainage. • The next step is cleaning up the designated area, by removing stones, weeds and branches, and preparing the soil for
Paul makes going to the movies fun ” again.
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Senior Social Groups
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“We support individual members’ church activities and support each other during personal triumphs and also when there is a family crisis.” For recreation, the group also enjoys shopping trips to New York City as well as treks to the Eastern Shore to feast on crabs. Even at a mature age, many adults and seniors are continuing to find their passions—like Iris Steele, 62, who is now pursuing her doctorate degree at Morgan State University. Steele balances going to school and being the principal of a Baltimore County elementary school, which is no easy task. To unwind, she often has what she calls Coffee Klatches. “It’s just having coffee and talking… talking about whatever topic that comes up,” Steele said. “It helps to free your brain.” Along with balancing school and work, Steele has no shortage of social activities. From shopping with friends in Lancaster, Pa., to happy hour at Friday’s, Steele only has one request of her friends: “We don’t talk about work
or school,” she said. She also enjoys going to the gym and going to the early service at her church. “It’s my reflection time with God. ...It helps me see the forest beyond the trees.” Spending time with family, especially her daughter, is also an activity Steele cherishes. “It keeps me young, it really does,” she said. And when her adult daughter, Jade, moved out of the house after she bought her own home, Steele felt the pain. “It was really ‘Empty Nest Syndrome.’ I had to find my own life. The same way she has her life, I had to reconnect.” From planning monthly date nights with her husband of 34 years to spending time with friends, Steele not only reconnected she was reenergized. Like Steele many more seniors are discovering that finding activities that work best for them later in life, whether it’s going back to school, planning group trips or even meeting people online, is ever important. While they may be slowing down physically, they have found it important to
keep companionship and fun at an all-time high by enjoy friends and finding activities that make them feel comfortable. Or going the other route and trying new, sometimes challenging things. After all, who says the sunset years can’t be the best years of life?
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March 26, 2011 - April 1, 2011, The Afro-American
By Edgar Brookins AFRO Staff
The Black Nurses Association (BNA) of the Greater Washington District of Columbia Association (GWDCA) chapter Mr. Skinner, husband of nurse Scipio- Skinner, hosted its “31st Annual Salute to the Black presents her with a state of Maryland citation Nurse of the Year and Scholarship Awards from Gov. Martin O’Malley. Luncheon” at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md. Juanita Hall, chairwoman of the Program Committee, presided as a processional kicked off the program, which included the seating of founders, the seating of lifetime members, the invocation by the Rev. Gregory Scurlock and Karen Scipio-Skinner, RN, MSN, the singing of “Lift Every Voice receives the Black Nurse of the and Sing” led by vocalist Robin Year award from Diana Wharton, Strickland. RN, BSN, president, Black Nurses The program proceeded with of America, D.C. chapter. a welcome by chapter President Diana Wharton, RN, BSN, and Karen Scipiogreetings by BNA’s national President Debra Toney, PhD, RN, Skinner, RN, MSN, 2011 Photos by Black Nurse of Rob Roberts the Year and D.C. chapter member Scholarship recipients Rahnesha White, Brittany Margaret Green White, Ayesha Ibrahim, Regina Leonard, Christina Code and Awawu Ojikutu
FAAN. The event’s highlight came when six scholarship recipients were presented followed by a delectable luncheon. After a powerful speech by C. Alicia Georges, Ed.D, RN, FAAN, a professor and chairwoman of the Department of Nursing at Lehman College, Gwendolyn Johnson, BS, MA, RNC, presented the 2011 Black Nurse of the Year plaque and other accolades to Karen Scipio-Skinner. Saxophonist Johnny Johnson, a student at Dr. Henry A. Wise High School, provided musical entertainment. Event speaker C. Alicia Georges, Ed.D, RN, FAAN, professor/chairwoman, Department of Nursing, Lehman College
Volunteers Agnes Ekiti, Rahnesha White, Brittany Harris, Natasha Hamilton and Racheal Bonas
Debra Toney, PHD, RN, FAAN, president of the National Black Nurses Association
Lifetime members Mary E. Jones, Dr. Eva Stephens, Nan Hemphill, Blanche Newton Finch, Cynthia B. Edwards, Doris A. Huges, Elmira Asogwed, Margaret Green, Judith Jourdain-Earl, Addie Carrington, Margaret Pemberton, Martha Herrin, Dr. Veronica Clark-Tasker, Velma Henderson and Barbara J. Patterson
Juanita A. Hall, RN, BSN, chairwoman of the Program Committee, presiding
C. Alicia Georges, Diana Wharton, Karen ScipioSkinner, Juanita Hall and Rev. Gregory Scurlock
CDR Barbara Fuller, Capt. Norma Hatot, Clarice Gee, Capt. Tino Merceo-Galindez, Capt. (Ret.) Shirley Zeigler, Capt. Beverly Dandridge, CDR Janice Davis, RADM Denise Canton, Lt. Kami Cooper, Lt. CDR Carol Corbie, Capt. Leslie Cooper, Capt. Tina Murray, LCDR Fred Echoles and CDR John David
Jacqueline Batcha, Janice Johnson, Concheeta Wright, Crystal Scott, Nyantakyi Andre, Julia Ugorji, Violet Gordan and Deirdre Artist
Dr. Sandra Shannon Dr. Sandra Shannon, Saundra Watkins, Mark Watkins and Rev. Perry Anderson Smith III
The Rev. Keith Byrd, Julia Pitts and Doris Johnson
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On Feb. 19, the Gwendolyn Britt Senior Activity Center in North Brentwood, Md., was the scene of a book signing and reception marking the end of a seven-year effort to chronicle the history of First Baptist Church of North Brentwood, Md., which is over 100 years old. A Time To Build: History of the First Baptist Church Inc. of North Brentwood Maryland and the Fifty-Two-Year-Spiritual Journey of Its Pastor, Perry Anderson Smith III, written by Howard University professor Dr. Sandra G. Shannon, excavates, reconstructs and preserves the rich history of one of Prince George’s County’s oldest African-American churches. Also on hand to sign copies and to commemorate the occasion was the church’s former senior pastor, the Rev. Perry A. Smith III, who served in this capacity for 52 years. Joining him to offer remarks were Rushern Baker, Prince George's County executive; the Rev. Duane T. Kay, the church's current senior pastor and Paul Coates, the book's publisher and owner of Black Classic Press of Baltimore, Md. The mistress of ceremony for the afternoon event was Jacquie Gales Webb, host of the WHUR FM Sunday afternoon gospel program. The well-attended event was organized by Kimberli Meadows, a long time member of First Baptist Kitty Butler and Irene Gray Clarke Church of North Brentwood and president of BDG Public Relations Firm.
Paul Coates, Perry Anderson Smith III and Constance Smith
The Rev. Perry Anderson Smith III and the Rev. Duane T. Kay
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The Afro-American, March 26, 2011 - Apirl 1, 2011
Local Teen Hosts ‘Jamboree of Art’ For Seniors
Omega Psi Phi Members Honor Late Founders
Photo by Milbert O. Brown
Bro. Robert Littlejohn Jr. , the second vice grand basileus in foreground joined other men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity to pay a memorial tribute to founder Dr. Ernest E. Just at his grravesite. On March 12, the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity paid a memorial tribute to two founders, Dr. Ernest E. Just and professor Frank Coleman, at their gravesites. Over 300 Omega men join together at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery for the memorial and the beginning of their fraternity's 100thyear celebration. The fraternity was founded at Howard University in 1911. After the memorial for brothers Just and Coleman, the men of Omega traveled to the gravesites of Bishop Edgar A. Love in Baltimore, Md., and Oscar J. Cooper in Ambler, Pa. contemporary pieces and the seniors filled in and painted them. The teen’s mother, Janis Nero-Phillips, said her son has always shown a strong interest in art, even at a young age. She explained that his ultimate goal is to become an animator for the Walt Disney Company. “From the age of 5, Wallace was always an artist,” she said. When he was 2, I knew that he had incredible artistic ability because while the other kids were drawing outside the lines, he was drawing inside the lines very meticulously.” And Phillips’ love for art rubbed off on the seniors in the community. Nero-Phillips said the jamboree was a success, as it thrilled the residents to see their own work on display. “This project was really nice because it’s brought a permanent aspect to the residence because they never had any art on the walls or in the hallways,” she said. “When he did his grand opening art event, the residents were so pleased and happy that they get to look at the art that they created forever.”
Lafayette Wallace Phillips III, a member of the Boy Scouts Troop 96, hosts an art project for seniors in Northwest Washington, D.C. By Gregory Dale AFRO Staff Writer Vibrant paintings, created by the residents of Asbury Dwellings senior citizen complex in Northwest D.C., were showcased at the “Jamboree of Contemporary Art,” held at the apartment community on March 18. The event, which brought together many local residents, honored the senior citizens who participated in recreational art sessions at the complex in January. The sessions and the final showcase were created by 15-year-old Silver Spring, Md., resident Lafayette Wallace Phillips III. Phillips, a Boy Scout in Troop 96 at the People’s Community Baptist Church, created the event to fulfill a leadership project that would heighten his rank in the Eagle Scout program. The teen wanted to ensure his project involved his own church, Asbury United Baptist, and met with his pastor last summer to develop a project that infused his personal interest in art. Thus, the program was born, and he raised funds to purchase materials to bring art back into the lives of the senior citizen residents. During the sessions, Phillips sketched
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March 26, 2011 - April 1, 2011, The Afro-American
Jazz Pianist Mark Adams ‘Plays’ It Forward
By Gregory Dale AFRO Staff Writer When he’s not performing alongside music greats such as Erykah Badu, Bobbi Humphrey and Roy Ayers, jazz pianist Mark Adams teaches music theory at York College and provides free private music lessons to innercity youth. After receiving his break in the industry, the 40-year-old Baltimore native has imminent goals to help others achieve their dreams. Adams is currently gearing up for the release of his fourth album, Embellishments: The Q&A Project. The AFRO spoke to the jazz sensation about his career in jazz, his latest project and his ultimate plans for the future. AFRO: Explain how you got started playing the piano. Mark Adams: My mom was a music teacher in Baltimore and she showed me how to play. Then, I started taking lessons from this lady that lived up the street. She used to teach the neighborhood kids piano and that’s where I started. That’s where I really learned how to play and read music. AFRO: What do you want audiences to get out of your performances and bodies of work? Adams: Evoked emotion is the main thing. It’s all about how [the audience] feels after listening to you. If you can’t make them feel anything, you’re doing something wrong. So, I try to let myself go and put 100 percent into what I’m playing at that moment. If you play the music very hard and instill in your students who may want to pursue a career in music like yourself? Adams: I try to instill in them that there are no limitations on what they can do, as long as they don’t allow others to set any for them. I also tell them that we are not defined by circumstances. Poverty doesn’t define us, wealth doesn’t define us—it’s ideology that does. Once you have that set, you can make whatever it is that you want to do happen. The only way to assure failure is to quit. So, I tell them to keep going [and] working, and if it gets harder, you have to practice a little harder. I realized that when you’re hard on kids and raise the bar for them, they raise their expectations on themselves. That’s why I love teaching. It’s a balance for me and it keeps me grounded. AFRO: Let’s talk about your ‘Embellishments’ album. What can listeners expect on this piece? Adams: I’m going back to my roots of jazz. I was trying to be too commercial and it doesn’t work. You don’t have to dumb down what you do to try to be commercial because Black people [aren’t] ignorant. They know what they like and they know what they feel. Even though jazz is one of the lowest-selling [genres] in the industry, there’s still a lot of people that buy it and like it. So, I did this record for them. But I didn’t lose my voice in terms of contemporary jazz. AFRO: What would you like to accomplish over the course of your career that you haven’t already?
Adams: I want to create a program in the urban schools and set up an after-school program, because it takes so much time to fit it in the school day. I would like to pick target schools in every city. That’s what I’m working on now. If I can build up
enough name recognition, I could get grants to help these young Black kids. [Additionally], I’ve been to every country with Roy Ayers. My goal is to be able to do the same thing under my name. But at the end of the day, if I could do half of what
I’ve done with Roy, under my name, I’d be fine. “Embellishments: The Q&A Project” will be released on April 5. For more information, visit: www. robertsmusicgroup.com.
Joe Willie ‘Pinetop’ Perkins, Bluesman and Oldest Grammy Winner, Dies at 97
By AFRO Staff Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins, famous bluesman and the oldest person in history to win a Grammy award, died at his Austin, Texas home on March 21, according to his website. He was 97. Born in Belzoni, Miss. in 1913, Perkins’ began his career playing the piano and the guitar at house parties and “honyk-tonk” bars. “I didn’t [receive] schooling. I [came] up the hard way in the world,” Perkins told The Associated Press during a 2009 interview. After dropping the guitar due to an arm injury, he continued to work throughout the Mississippi Delta in the 1930s and ‘40s. It was during this time that he picked up the nickname “Pinetop,” a moniker he gave himself after an earlier blues pianist. A landmark moment in Perkins’ career came in 1969 when he became the pianist in blues musician Muddy Waters’ band. Through this position, Perkins helped shaped the band’s sound and became famous for his bright piano solos. Although he acquired notability through his work as a sideman, he struck out on his own in the ‘90s and released a total of 15 solo recordings after this move. Perkins earned a handful of Grammy nominations throughout his solo career, but snagged the coveted award in 2007 for his collaboration on the album, Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesman: Live in Dallas. He was also recognized by the Grammys in 2005, when he received their Lifetime Achievement Award. In February, the musician made musical history when his Joined at the Hip collaborative album with harmonica player Willie “Big Eyes” Smith earned him his third Grammy, making him the oldest person to ever win the award. Prior to Perkins’ death, Smith told the AP that they were in talks about
Mark Adams very strong, that will evoke emotions out of your music. That’s been one of the saving graces for me and it has helped me through so many situations. Roy Ayers would always say to me when I was younger, “Let yourself go… play, and stop thinking so much.” It’s about reaction and interaction. I also try to bring the younger people into this music…so we don’t get fazed out of here. AFRO: Speaking of today’s youth, how do you try to make sure your music reaches multiple generations? Adams: I try to make it danceable and I play the kind of beats that they would hear on a typical R&B song. I [usually] make it instrumental because everybody doesn’t necessarily need to hear words. That allows them to interpret their own feelings and how they take it. I also do cover songs. [Jazz] is a part of [young people] and the music they listen to stems from it. AFRO: What are the biggest lessons you try to
Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins another collaboration project. Perkins received his last living honor on Feb. 24, when Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his legacy in the arts. Saddened by Perkins’ passing, friend and fellow musician B.B. King reflected on the performer’s legacy. “He was one of the last great Mississippi Bluesman,” King told the AP. He had such a distinctive voice, and he sure could play the piano. He will be missed not only by me, but by lovers of music all over the world.”
‘D.C. Unmasked & Undressed: A Memoir
this juicy memoir which blows the sheets off her lascivious liaisons with Clarence as well as a number of other Washington, D.C. political power When Clarence Thomas’ wife, Ginni, placed a brokers. The jaw-dropping tell-all is reminiscent phone call to Anita Hill last of Karrine Steffans’ Confessions of a Video Vixen, fall asking for an apology for the tawdry which exposed the wanton debauchery of many a testimony during the Supreme Court confirmation Hollywood icon. hearings that almost torpedoed her husband’s Here, hedonistic Judge McEwen recounts candidacy, little did she know the extent to which raunchy romps ranging from the conventional to the ill-advised request would only open up a can the kinky, including wife-swapping, threesomes, of worms. For, not only did Dr. Hill reaffirm her group gropes, and even a homoerotic session allegations of sexual harassment, but the rekindled with a couple of brothers ostensibly on the downcontroversy inspired another credible witness to low. As if on truth serum, the author almost step forward, finally, in defense of the sister. compulsively admits to such conduct unbecoming That would be Lillian McEwen, a retired as cheating on her first husband while she was federal judge who broke a 20-year silence to pregnant and climaxing a half-dozen times in a announce that she’d dated Justice Thomas for strip club while receiving a lesbian lap dance and many years and that her esteemed colleague being pawed by aroused customers. and boyfriend had indeed been addicted to To her literary credit, Judge pornography as alleged by Anita McEwen does exhibit a romance under oath. In fact, Lillian even novelist’s flair for the sensual, deftly went further, confessing that she turning a profusion of titillating and Clarence had both been sex euphemisms, whether she’s being freaks back in the day, indulging “kissed into oblivion” or inducing in threesomes together, and even “a symphony of soft moans” from a copulating in front of strangers at satisfied lover. When not imaginatively swingers’ clubs like the legendary invoking readers to the point of arousal, Plato’s Retreat. she devotes considerable time to What makes Ms. McEwen’s reflecting upon the abusive childhood revelations so damning of Thomas is which apparently triggered the Courtesy Image insatiable, lifelong lust in her loins. that at the time that they were an item, he was serving as chairman of the This trait might have made the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at similarly-damaged and sex-driven Clarence the pleasure of President Reagan. In that capacity, Thomas her ideal mate had it not been for his ironically, he was presumably the top federal right-wing political philosophy. Instead, despite official charged with fielding complaints of sexual his prodigious performance in the sack courtesy of harassment. Yet, according to his ex-lover, he hired an elephantine, ever-erect phallus which felt like and fired his own female staff members based on “velvet-covered cement,” McEwen regrettably their appeal as prospective sex partners and their decided to decline further stud service when she tolerance of his awkward advances. could no longer ignore “the speeches you give all Curiously, back in 1991, then Sen. Joe Biden over the country.” declined McEwen’s offer to appear before the She especially didn’t care for “The Judiciary Committee investigating Clarence. Republican’s” (as she referred to him) contempt Today, she still feels that the nation would’ve been for his own kind, evident in his favorite saying: spared the arch-conservative’s serving as the swing “[N-words] and flies, I do despise. The more I see vote on so many the Supreme Court decisions had [N-words], the more I like flies.” The AfricanCommittee Chairman Biden merely opted to allow American community owes a debt of gratitude to her to testify about the “real Clarence” rather than Lillian McEwen for correcting the historical record inexplicably run interference for the embattled with this salacious page-turner confirming most nominee. folks’ suspicions regarding a self-hating Uncle Consequently, the previously-promiscuous Tom whose sordid sexcapades give a whole new jurist has had to settle for belatedly publishing meaning to the phrase “Here come da judge!” By Kam Williams Special to the AFRO
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PBS Series Honors Dr. Bernard Harris, First African-American to Walk in Space
Established “Going for the Launch” summer camp at Howard U. to expose kids to rocket science
By Michael Crutchfield Special to the AFRO The look on 9-year-old Carter Blount’s face was pensive and inspired as he prepared to hear Dr. Bernard Harris give an account of being the first African American to walk in space. As a part of the PBS “HistoryMakers” series, which features living legends in the Black community, Harris told an audience March 16 at Howard University a story of triumph and dedication. The airdate for
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Texas to becoming a history maker. “I considered myself one of the earliest space cadets when I was young,” said Harris. “It’s always been a part of my life.” Although it was a goal already set in his mind, his hope wasn’t something he shared with everyone. “At that time in the 1960s, African Americans weren’t going to space so rather than having people tell me I couldn’t do it, I kept it a secret,” said Harris. Throughout his undergraduate experience at the University of Houston, Harris kept his aspirations a secret. He went on to finish his medical degree at Texas Tech University School of Medicine, but it was during his residency at the Mayo Clinic where he realized his lifelong dream. “A rheumatologist at the clinic, Dr. Joseph Combs, told me of his experience with NASA as a doctor for astronauts and I knew that this was something I wanted to be a part of,” said Harris. After years of waiting and research, Harris applied to the astronaut corps in 1987, but was not accepted. Harris returned to Texas to work as a clinical researcher for the Johnson Space Center. Over the next three years, he went from heading his own research lab with NASA to working in a special division with the Air Force. In 1990, Harris was selected for a mission to space as part of an astronaut class of 23, selected out of 6,000 applicants. After two years of training he went to space for the first time. Harris then went on to do a second mission where he was a payload commander and walked in space. After two missions, he retired to become a venture capitalist focused on telemedicine and the efforts to make technology more accessible. He currently serves young people around the country, through summer camps put on by the Harris Foundation, his science, technology engineering and math, or STEM, non-profit that serves underrepresented youth. He began 16 years ago with two camps and now has expanded to 25 at universities across the country. The twoweek-long camps focus on middle school students who do not get the opportunity to actively participate in science programs. A camp at Howard University serves students in Washington, D.C. and will expose students to rocket science this summer. “This year’s camp is called “Going for the Launch” and it’s going to be hands-on where the kids can learn to shoot rockets,” said Dr. LaWanda Peace, assistant dean of the College of Engineering at Howard University. Harris plans on introducing a virtual summer science program to his current camps, and also introducing college students to careers in health through summer programs as well. “We have to go into these fields, we have no choice,” said Harris. “To remain competitive and get the country back on the right track, it’s not just disadvantaged youth that need to go into these field, but all kids.”
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March 26, 2011 - April 1, 2011, The Afro-American
Pilgrim Baptist Celebrates Centennial and Pastor’s Anniversary in April
Pilgrim Baptist Church, a historic institution in the District’s faith community, will celebrate its 100th year of existence at the 21st anniversary of the Rev. Louis B. Jones II’s leadership April 3-May 1. George Bray founded Pilgrim Baptist from Rehoboth Baptist Church on March 29, 1911, when he and 75 worshippers met Courtesy Photo in Southwest Washington’s Rev. Louis B. Jones II Faith Chapel and organized their new place of worship. 7:30 a.m. Since that time, five pastors Guest Preacher, the Rev. have led the church, which Phillip L. Pointer Sr., pastor, boasts a “legacy of traditional Providence St. John Baptist Baptist” worship style. Church Pilgrim Baptist is located at 700 I St., N.E., D.C. 11 a.m. Celebratory events take place Guest Preacher, the Rev. at the following times: Dr. Carroll A. Baltimore Sr., president Progressive April 3 National Baptist Convention Centennial Kick-Off 100th Anniversary of the 4 p.m. Pilgrim Baptist Church Guest Preacher, Overseer 21st anniversary of Louis Lanier Tywman, pastor, St. B. Jones II, pastor Stephens Baptist Church April 13 7:30 p.m. Saluting First Lady Michelle Jones Guest Preacher, the Rev. George Gilbert Sr., pastor, Holy Trinity United Baptist Church. April 29 7:00 p.m. Formal Dinner Gala Camelot Ballroom, 13905 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro, Md. Master of Ceremony, the Rev. Patrick J. Walker, pastor , New Macedonia Baptist Church Guest artist, Grammy Award-winning Lady Tramaine Hawkins and D.C.’s own Critical Revelation Band Guest Preacher, the Rev. Dr. Leonard N. Smith, pastor, Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Arlington, Va. May 1 7:30 a.m. Guest Preacher, the Rev. Guy A. Williams, pastor, Parker Memorial Baptist Church 11 a.m. Guest Preacher, the Rev. A. Michael Black, pastor, Westwood Baptist Church 4 p.m. Guest Preacher, Dr. Haywood A. Robinson III, pastor, Peoples Community Baptist Church
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Reverend Dr. R. Clinton Washington (Pastor Washington) was born in Fauquier County, Virginia on November 2, 1935. He was the eldest of 9 children born to Deacon Robert L. Washington (deceased) and Mrs. Gladys Washington. He was educated in the Fauquier County public school system. At an early age Pastor Washington was baptized by the Late Rev. J.P. Baltimore and became a member of the Mt. Morris Baptist Church in Hume, Virginia. In 1953 his family moved to Washington, D.C., where he united with the Jerusalem Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Augustus Lewis. Pastor Washington was a member of the Fellowship and Dramatic Guild, Gospel Chorus, Senior Usher Board and Male Chorus. He served faithfully in the above capacities until the Church recommended that he serve as a trial Deacon, and was later made a full pledge deacon of Jerusalem Baptist Church. Because of his faithfulness as a Deacon he was promoted to the position of Acting Chairman of the Deacon Board. Pastor Washington married the love of his life, Lois R. Gilbert on September 7, 1958, and from this union, four children was born. In February 1966, Pastor Washington delivered his initial sermon and was ordained as a Minister on February 18, 1967. In just a short period of time, he was elected to serve as Acting Pastor in 1968 and by unanimous decision was selected Pastor of Jerusalem Baptist Church on January 31, 1968 where he served as Pastor for 40 years and maintained the title of Pastor Emeritus until his death. During his Pastoral ministry, the church grew spiritually, numerically, and financially. He instituted the Augustus Lewis Memorial Scholarship Fund, New Membership Orientation, Men and Woman’s Ministry, Feeding Ministry for the Homeless, Single’s Ministry, Youth and Children Ministry, and he incorporated the Christian Education Ministry. Pastor Washington was a person who identified with persons from all walks of life. Pastor Washington was a graduate of the Washington Baptist Seminary; Urban Institute, School of Religion, Howard University; Inter-Met Theological Seminary, Hampton University Minister’s Conference. In 1988, Pastor Washington received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from the Richmond Virginia Seminary. During his ministry, Pastor Washington served faithfully in the following organizations: • Former Treasurer, Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC); • Executive Board Member, PNBC; • Trustee, PNBC; • Member, Finance and Property Committee, PNBC; • Former President, Baptist Convention of D.C. & Vicinity; • Executive Board Stoddard Baptist Home • Member Mt. Bethel Baptist Association • Former President, Baptist Educational Congress, Washington, D.C. • Treasurer (23 years) Baptist Ministers Conference of D.C. & Vicinity To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2). On God’s perfect timing, R. Clinton Washington transitioned to be with the Lord on Monday, December 6, 2010. We have the blessed assurance of his final resting place because the Word of God promises us to be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord.
‘The Power of Spirituals’ at Metropolitan Memorial
Organist Eileen Guenther, soprano Millicent Scarlett and tenor Robert Baker will present “The Power of Spirituals,” music interspersed with commentary and slave narratives, at 4 p.m. April 10. An art show opening and reception follow. A free-will offering benefits Little Angels, a home in South Africa for abandoned and abused children. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church is located at 3401 Nebraska Ave., N.W. For more information, call 202-363-4900.
Pastor Washington leaves to cherish his memories his devoted and loving wife of 52 years Lois R. Washington, four children Lois (Curtis) Mitchell, Laura (Bryan) Chase, Deborah (Elvin) Jackson, Robert, Jr. (TaMara) Washington; his mother Gladys Washington; eight grandchildren, Keisha (John) Pendleton, Candice Mitchell, Roderick Mitchell, Maurice Jackson, Elvin Jackson, Lauren Chase, Jourdan Douglas and Robert Washington III; two great-children, Camille Pendleton and Liah Mitchell three brothers Reverend Maxwell (Jennifer)Washington, Carroll (Venny) Washington, Dwight Washington; four sisters Geraldine Montgomery, Jacqueline Bailey, Lucy (Bradie) Frink, Karetta Shorter; two godchildren Trey Freeman and Jaday Myers; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and many friends.
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Maryland Eastern Shore junior Paula Vilas earned Outstanding Tournament Performer honors after leading her team with points in The University of Maryland-Eastern Shore most of the games played throughout the entire women’s bowling team returned to champion MEAC Tournament. She even bowled a high status after routing the No. 6 ranked Morgan score of 193 against Norfolk State during State University Lady Bears, 4-0, to claim qualifications. its fifth Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference “It feels amazing; I did not expect this (MEAC) award,” said Bowling Vilas, a rightChampionship handed bowler title on March from Santo 20 at the Gate Domingo, City Lanes in Dominican Greensboro, Republic. N.C. “When they UMES has called my name consistently I was in shock, been one but I appreciate of the best the honor.” bowling teams The UMES Women’s Bowling Team Coach to come out of Brummell was Courtesy Photo/MEAC Media Relations also honored its conference throughout the last decade, but has not won with the Outstanding Coach award, the fifth a MEAC title since 2008 when it went on to time she’s earned such honor. also win the NCAA Bowling Championship. “This fifth championship was very special Instead, it was the Delaware State University for me because of our three seniors (Kristina Lady Hornets who stole the MEAC crown Frahm, Martha Perez and Maria Rodriguez). last season. But when the defending champion This was their last MEAC Bowling surprisingly fell to Morgan State in this year’s Championship,” said Brummell, who became MEAC semifinal, it set up a championship the first woman and African-American person dance between the Lady Bears and UMES. to lead a school to the NCAA Bowling Title Unfortunately for Morgan State, there three years ago. “They were a part of the 2008 would be no more surprising victories, as National Championship team and they really UMES dominated nearly every round, winning wanted to go out with a win and they were by an average of 30 points per game. able to achieve that.” “What took us over was the fact that we UMES will now prepare for the NCAA were able to make our spares,” UMES head Championship scheduled to begin April 14 in coach Sharon Brummell said. “I constantly Taylor, Mich. In the meantime, a repeat of the drive into the young ladies that we have to MEAC Bowling Championship finale will air make spares and it proved to be worth it on ESPNU on March 28 at 7 p.m. Ad for Afro v2:Layout 1 3/22/11 4:59 PM Page 1 today.” By Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor
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Rookie Revolution Refreshing for Wizards
By Stephen D. Riley AFRO Staff Writer The Washington Wizards stink. You know that already, but the rookie revolution strikes a bit of intrigue going forward. John Wall, Trevor Booker and Jordan Crawford would provide a nice mix of skills for any team but they’re foundational building blocks for the Wizards— and that’s not a bad start. Wall’s skills as a lead man are obvious; Crawford can score with ease at times and Booker’s toughness underneath the boards could provide Washington with a new “big three” similar to the Arenas-Butler-Jamison days. With nothing else to play for, Crawford and Booker have been playing for jobs and their workload has been impressive. Both have dropped career-highs in past weeks and both have displayed an attack attitude that’s been lacking for most of the season from the team’s other notable players. Wall brings the fight every night but now he has some partners in crime he can trust. When nothing else is going your way you have to look to the future duo, combined with Wall, puts Washington atop of the league list for talented backcourts and locks down one area on the team. The frontcourt is still a work in progress but one inside scoring piece (maybe Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger) could do wonders for the unit. It’s hard to even stomach watching the team play at times but if you look closely, you can see sprinkles of talent and hope comes back around again. Washington doesn’t have elite players but they do have some very good ones. We’re still not sure if there will even be an NBA season next year but if there is, Washington could be a force to be reckoned with if the offseason plays out correctly.
NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor Pleads Guilty, Get’s No Jail Time
By AFRO Staff NFL legend Lawrence Taylor was sentenced to six years probation in New York on March 22 after pleading guilty to sexual misconduct. The 52-year-old Pro Football Hall of Famer was first indicted during summer 2010 on felony charges of third-degree statutory rape and third-degree patronization for allegedly paying a 16-year-old girl $300 to have sex with him. He initially pleaded not guilty and faced up to five years in prison if convicted, but eventually took a bargain deal in January, pleading guilty to the misdemeanors charges of sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute. As a part of his deal, Taylor admitted that he paid for sex with the now 17-year-old girl, but maintains that she lied about her age, claiming she was 19. The girl, whose name has not been released to the public, also appeared in court March 22 to give a victim statement, but the judge didn’t allow her because victim statements aren’t permitted during misdemeanor charge hearings. USAToday.com reports that prosecutor Arthur Ferraro said Taylor’s sentence of only probation with no jail time was mainly facilitated because Taylor agreed to aid federal officials with information regarding their investigations into human trafficking. Reports have Taylor appearing in New York court again on April 12 to be officially registered as a sex offender. A hearing will be held to determine what registry level he will be assigned to.
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2011ADM155 Kelvin Jamal Willis Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Tonette Tillery, whose address is 1811 Irving Street Apt 206, Washington DC 20018 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Kelvin Jamal Willis, who died on November 22, 2010 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 11, 2011. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before September 11, 2011, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: March 11, 2011 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Tonette Tillery Personal Representative 202-701-0810 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/11, 3/18, 3/25
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2011ADM154 ROSA LEE ABNEY Decedent Archie L. Palmore Esq Metro-Plex II, 8201 Corporate Drive Suite 1120 Landover MD 20785 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Denise Brown, whose address is 2300 Good Hope Road SE, Apt. 512 Washington DC 20020 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Rosa Lee Abney, who died on September 20, 2010 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 11, 2011. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before September 11, 2011, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: March 11, 2011 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Denise Brown Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/11, 3/18, 3/25
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2011ADM149 Hubert P Rivens aka Hubert Pressley Rivens Decedent Theodora H. Brown Esq Law Office of Theodora H Brown PLLC 3127 Cherry Road NE Washington DC 20018 Attorney NOTICE OF
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Interdonato NE COLUMBIA 12604 Glen Road rate — 1-800 (AFRO) 892 Washington DC 20019 PROBATE DIVISION There is no flat PROBATE DIVISION Potomac, MD 20854 Attorney Washington, D.C. of Publication, please call NOTICE OF 1-800-237-6892, ext. 244 Washington,For Proof Attorney D.C. 20001-2131 20001-2131 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, Administration No. Administration No. APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO 2011ADM168 LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES 2011ADM184 LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES Lawrence NOTICES LEGAL Lee Jones NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO Decedent Elizabeth Anne UNKNOWN HEIRS AND NOTICE TO Darrel S. Parker Osborne Angela Walker Suttles, 1822-11th Street NW UNKNOWN HEIRS Deceased Walter F. Rooney, whose adwhose address is 4820 Washington DC 20001 dress is 500 Crestwood NOTICE OF Dix Street, NE Washing- Attorney Drive #1304, Charlottesville STANDARD ton DC 20019 was apNOTICE OF VA. 22903 was appointed PROBATE pointed personal repreAPPOINTMENT, personal representative of Notice is hereby given sentative of the estate of NOTICE TO the estate of Donald J. that a petition has been Edythe Ferguson, who CREDITORS Rooney, who died on Febfiled in this Court by ruary 8, 2011 with a will, and AND NOTICE TO died on February 8, will serve without Court suLeonard C. Pederson Jr. UNKNOWN HEIRS 2011 with a will, and will pervision. All unknown heirs for standard probate, serve without Court su- Yv o n n e P D u n c a n , and heirs whose including the appointpervision. All unknown whose address is 1843whereabouts are unknown ment of one or more heirs and heirs whose 24th Street NE, #102 shall enter their appearance personal representative. whereabouts are un- Washington DC 20002 in this proceeding. ObjecUnless a complaint or known shall enter their was appointed personal tions to such appointment an objection in accor(or to the probate of derepresentative of the appearance in this cedent¬s will) shall be filed proceeding. Objections cedent’s will) shall be dance with Superior estate of Lawrence Lee with the Register of Wills, Court Probate Division to such appointment (or Jones, who died on D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., Rule 407 is filed in this to the probate of de- December 2, 2010 with 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. Court within 30 days cedent’s will) shall be a will, and will serve cedent¬s will) shall be 20001, on or before from the date of first filed with the Register of without Court superviSeptember 18, 2011. Claims publication of this notice, against the decedent shall Wills, D.C., 515 5th sion. All unknown heirs be presented to the underthe Court may take the Street, N.W., 3rd Floor a n d h e i r s w h o s e signed with a copy to the action hereinafter set whereabouts are unWa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Register of Wills or filed with forth. 20001, on or before known shall enter their the Register of Wills with a 0 Ordered any interested September 18, 2011. appearance in this copy to the undersigned, on person to show cause Claims against the de- proceeding. Objections or before September 18, why the provisions of cedent shall be pre- to such appointment (or 2011, or be forever barred. the lost or destroyed will Persons believed to be heirs sented to the under- to the probate of deor legatees of the decedent dated October 8, 2009 cedent’s will) shall be signed with a copy to the cedent¬s will) shall be who do not receive a copy should not be admitted Register of Wills or filed filed with the Register of of this notice by mail within to probate as expressed with the Register of Wills Wills, D.C., 515 5th 25 days of its first publicain the petition with a copy to the under- Street, N.W., 3rd Floor tion shall so inform the RegRegister of Wills signed, on or before Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . ister of Wills, including Clerk of the name, address and relationSeptember 18, 2011, or 20001, on or before ship. Probate Division be forever barred. Per- September 18, 2011. Date of Publication: Date of First Publication sons believed to be Claims against the deMarch 18, 2011 March 18, 2011 heirs or legatees of the cedent shall be preName of newspaper: Names of Newspapers: decedent who do not re- sented to the underAfro-American Washington ceive a copy of this no- signed with a copy to the Washington Law Law Reporter tice by mail within 25 Register of Wills or filed Reporter Washington Walter F. Rooney days of its first publica- with the Register of Wills Personal AFRO-AMERICAN tion shall so inform the with a copy to the underRepresentative Leonard Pederson Jr. Register of Wills, includ- signed, on or before 434-984-0881 5039 Connecticut Ave ing name, address and September 18, 2011, or TRUE TEST COPY NW Bldg 3 be forever barred. Perrelationship. REGISTER OF WILLS Washington DC 20008 sons believed to be 3/18, 3/25, 4/1 Date of Publication: Signature of heirs or legatees of the March 18, 2011 Petitioners/Attorney decedent who do not reSuperior Court of Name of newspaper: ceive a copy of this no3/18, 3/25, 4/1 the District of Afro-American tice by mail within 25 District of Columbia Washington Superior Court of days of its first publicaPROBATE DIVISION Law Reporter the District of Washington, D.C. Angela Walker Suttles tion shall so inform the District of Columbia 20001-2131 Personal Register of Wills, includPROBATE DIVISION Administration No. Representative ing name, address and Washington, D.C. relationship. 2011ADM189 TRUE TEST COPY 20001-2131 Date of Publication: Edythe Ferguson Edythe Perguson REGISTER OF WILLS Administration No. Decedent 3/18, 3/25, 4/1 March 18, 2011 2011ADM170 Name of newspaper: Thomas L Campbell, Donald J. Rooney Superior Court of Afro-American Esq Decedent the District of Washington Law 3807 Minnesota Ave Anthony P. Interdonato District of Columbia Reporter NE 12604 Glen Road PROBATE DIVISION Yvonne P. Duncan Washington DC 20019 Potomac, MD 20854 Washington, D.C. Personal Attorney Attorney Representative 20001-2131 NOTICE OF NOTICE OF 202-399-7969 Administration No. APPOINTMENT, APPOINTMENT, TRUE TEST COPY 2011ADM168 NOTICE TO NOTICE TO REGISTER OF WILLS Lawrence Lee Jones CREDITORS CREDITORS 3/18, 3/25, 4/1 Decedent AND NOTICE TO AND NOTICE TO Darrel S. Parker UNKNOWN HEIRS UNKNOWN HEIRS Angela Walker Suttles, 1822-11th Street NW Walter F. Rooney, whose adwhose address is 4820 Washington DC 20001 dress is 500 Crestwood Dix Street, NE Washing- Attorney Drive #1304, Charlottesville NOTICE OF VA. 22903 was appointed ton DC 20019 was ap-
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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 0001888-11 IN RE: LaVatte Daisy Johnson Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME LaVatte Daisy Johnson having filed a complaint for judgment changing LaVatte Daisy Johnson name to LaVatte Daisy Turner and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 11th day of March 2011, hereby. ORDERED, that all persons concerned show cause, if any there be, on or before the 18th day of April 2011, why the prayers of said complaint should not be granted; provided that a copy of this order be published once a week for three consecutive weeks before said day in the Afro-American Newspapers. 0 that pursuant to SCR205(b) notice be sent to the applicant's creditors by registered or certified mail and that proof of service of mailing be made in the manner provided in SCR Probate Rule 19(b). JUDGE A TRUE COPY TEST: 3/18, 3/25, 4/1
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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2011ADM184 Estate of Elizabeth Anne Osborne Deceased NOTICE OF STANDARD
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2011ADM211 Homero C. Lurns Decedent David Booth Beers, Esq Goodwin Procter LLP 901 New York Avenue NW Washington DC 20001 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Bernard A. LeBeau, whose address is 3640 Fessenden Street NW Washington DC 20008 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Homero C. Lurns, who died on July 21, 2010 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent¬s will) shall be cedent’s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . 20001, on or before March 18, 2011. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before March 18, 2011, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: March 18, 2011 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Bernard A. LeBeau Personal Representative 202-686-1433 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/18, 3/25, 4/1 Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2011ADM200 Samuel L. Davis Decedent Willie Faye Garrett Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Carol A. Hooks and Sandra D. Dunaway, whose address(es) are 3136 Berry Road, NE Washington DC 20018 and 1271 Goldmine Ct. Landover, MD 20785 were appointed personal representative(s) of the estate of Samuel L. Davis, who died on November 9, 2010 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 25, 2011. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before September 25, 2011, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: March 25, 2011 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Carol A. Hooks Sandra D. Dunaway Personal Representative 292-403-4606 240-691-1901 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/25, 4/1, 4/8
Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 0001872-11 IN RE: EVA IZABELA PEÑA RAU Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME Sandra Monique Rau having filed a complaint for judgment changing EVA IZABELA PEÑA RAU name to EVA IZABELA DELA PEÑA and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 11th day of March 2011. ORDERED, that all persons concerned show cause, if any there be, on or before the 15th day of April 2011, why the prayers of said complaint should not be granted; provided that a copy of this order be published once a week for three consecutive weeks before said day in the Afro-American Newspaper. JUDGE A TRUE COPY TEST: 3/25, 4/1, 4/8
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2011ADM217 Rosie A. McCray Decedent Joseph J. Gigliotti 5707 East West Highway Riverdale, MD 20737 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Letita McCray, whose address is 5007 Illinois Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Rosie A. McCray, who died on December 22, 2007 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 25, 2011. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before September 25, 2011, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: March 25, 2011 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Letita McCray Personal Representative 202-882-2392 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/25, 4/1, 4/8
Wanda McCall, whose address is 3104 Needleleaf Lane, Springdale, MD 20774 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Michael McCall, who died on December 24, 2010 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 25, 2011. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before September 25, 2011, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: March 25, 2011 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Wanda McCall Personal Representative 301-772-8131 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/25, 4/1, 4/8
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2011ADM201 Ophelia Janie Thomas Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Mercelle Davis, whose address is 5203 Kansas Ave., NW Washington DC 20011 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Ophelia Janie Thomas, who died on October 1, 2010 without a will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 25, 2011. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before September 25, 2011, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: March 25, 2011 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Mercelle Davis Personal Representative 202-291-3417 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/25, 4/1, 4/8
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2010ADM1197 Fannie P. Singletary Decedent Brenda L. Hopkins, Esq 3724 12th Street NE Washington DC 20017 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Ryan L. Singletary, whose address is 1391 Pennsylvania Avenue SE Apt No 356 Washington DC 20003, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Fannie P. Singletary, who died on November 1, 2010 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before September 25, 2011. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before September 25, 2011, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: March 25, 2011 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Ryan L. Singletary Personal Representative 202-669-4945 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 3/25, 4/1, 4/8
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Wiper Corporation 17962 Foxborough Lane Boca Raton, FL 334961321 PLAINTIFF v. The ESTATE OF THEODOSIA MURRISH Serve: The Estate of William E. Murrish c/o Gary Murrish Executor 4747 Maytime Lane Culver City, California 90230 GARY MURRISH 4747 Maytime Lane Culver City, California 92584 MELINDA MURRISH KAY 30213 Calle Pompeii Menifee, California 92584 ESTATE OF DAGMAR MARIE MCNELLY Serve: Dagmar Marie McNelly Ross, Personal Rep. 2069 Springbrook Road Medford, Oregon 97504 And David Thomas McNelly, Personal Rep. 2089 Springbrook Road Medford, Oregon 97504 DAGMAR MARIE MCNELLY ROSS 2069 Springbrook Road Medford, Oregon 97504 GREGG CONROY MCNELLY 6976 W. 85th Street Los Angeles, California 90045 DAVID THOMAS MCNELLY 2089 Springbrook Road Medford, Oregon 97504 MICHAEL BEECH MCNELLY 603 Glendon Road Kerby, Oregon 97531 District of Columbia Serve: Mayor of the District of Columbia Adrian M. Fenty Attn: Tabatha Braxton Office of the Secretary 1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Ste 419 Washington, DC 20005 Serve: Office of the Attorney General Attn: Peter J. Nickles One Judiciary Square 441 4th Street, NW, Ste 11458 Washington, DC 20001 Any and all persons having or claiming to have any interest or fee simple in the property and premises situate, lying and being in the District of Columbia described as: The property known for assessment and taxation purposes as Square 4140, Lot 0007, in the subdivision known as Brookland and situated on vacant lot at the southwest corner of 17th and Jackson Streets, NE across the street from housing units located at 1700 Jackson Street NW (Square 4128, Lot 0008) and 1701 Jackson Street NE, (Square 4142, Lot 0019), beside property located at 1611 Jackson Street NE (Square 4140, Lot 0011), and directly behind properties located at 1604 Ft. Place NE (Square 4140, Lot 0004) and 3180 17th Street NE., (Concord Baptist Church) (Square 4140, Lot 0001). Defendants. AMENDED ORDER OF PUBLICATION In accordance with d.C. D.C. accordance with Code §47-1375, the objec t Code ß47-1375, the object of this proceeding is to secure the foreclosure of the right of redemption in the following real property, located in the District of Columbia, and sold by the Mayor of the District of Columbia to the Plaintiff(s) in this action, described as lot number 0007 in Square 4140, in the subdivision known as Brookland, situated on a vacant lot at the southwest corner of 17th and Jackson Streets, NE,
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2011ADM210 Michael McCall Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Code ß47-1375, the object of this proceeding is to secure the foreclosure of the right of redemption in the following real property, located in the District of The by the Columbia, and soldAfro-American, Mayor of the District of LEGAL NOTICES Columbia to NOTICES LEGAL the Plaintiff(s) in this action, described as lot number 0007 in Square Superior Court of the District of 4140, in the subdivision District of Columbia known as Brookland, PROBATE DIVISION situated on a vacant lot at Washington, D.C. the southwest corner of 17th 20001-2131 and Jackson Streets, NE, Administration No. across the street from hous2011ADM197 ing units located at 1700 Edrie B. Davis aka Jackson Street NE. (Square Edrie Belle Davis 4128, Lot 0008) and 1701 Decedent Jackson Street NE, (Square Thomas L. Campbell, 4142, Lot 0019), beside Esq property located at 1611 3807 Minnesota Ave Jackson Street, NE (Square NE 4140, Lot 0011) and directly Washington DC 20019 properties located at 1604 Attorney NOTICE OF Ft. Place, NE. (Square APPOINTMENT, 4140, Lot 0004) and 3180 NOTICE TO 17th Street, NE (Concord CREDITORS Baptist Church) (Square AND NOTICE TO 4140, Lot 0001). The comUNKNOWN HEIRS Belinda Stroman, whose plaint states, among other address is 591 Bain- things, that the amounts bridge Street, Brooklyn, necessary for redemption NY 11233 was aphave not been paid. pointed personal repre- Pursuant to the Chief sentative(s) of the estate Judge¬s Administration OrJudge’s Administration Orof Edrie B. Davis aka der Number 02-11, it is this Edrie Belle Davis, who died on January 26, 10th day of March, 2011.. 2011 with a will, and will ORDERED by the Superior serve without Court su- Court of the District of pervision. All unknown Columbia, that notice be heirs and heirs whose given by the insertion of a whereabouts are un- copy of this order in The known shall enter their Afro-American Newspaper, appearance in this having a general circulation proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or in the District of Columbia, to the probate of de- once a week for three (3) cedent’s will) shall be cedent¬s will) shall be successive weeks, notifying filed with the Register of all person(s) interested in Wills, D.C., 515 5th the real property described Street, N.W., 3rd Floor above to appear in this Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Court by the 1st day of June, 20001, on or before 2011, and redeem the real September 25, 2011. Claims against the de- property by payment of cedent shall be pre- $1,073.60 together with real sented to the under- estate taxes assessed and signed with a copy to the interest and penalties Register of Wills or filed thereon from the date the with the Register of Wills real property tax certificate with a copy to the under- was purchased; court costs, signed, on or before September 25, 2011, or and reasonable attorney's be forever barred. Per- fees, expenses incurred in sons believed to be the publication and service heirs or legatees of the of process by publication decedent who do not re- and for reasonable fees for ceive a copy of this no- the title search, all other tice by mail within 25 amounts paid by the petidays of its first publica- tioner in accordance with the tion shall so inform the Register of Wills, includ- provisions of D.C. Code §47-1361 ing name, address and ß47-1361 through 1377 et. seq., (2001 ed.),or answer relationship. the complaint, or thereafter, Date of Publication: March 25, 2011 a final judgment will be enName of newspaper: tered foreclosing the right of Afro-American redemption in the real propWashington Law erty and vesting in the Reporter Belinda Stroman plaintiff title in fee simple. /s/ Joseph I Beshouri Personal Magistrate Judge Representative 3/25/, 4/1, 4/8 202-388-7794
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